Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Gibson Foundation the philanthropic division of Gibson Guitar was the headline sponsor of the Teenage Cancer Trust’s opening night concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The week long set of sold-out concerts now in its seventh year kicked off with Oasis’s Noel Gallagher headlining for the first time as a solo artist.

When Noel Gallagher finally took to the stage at 9.15 p.m. armed with his Gibson J-200 acoustic guitar, the 5,000 strong audience was ready for something special. Noel didn’t disappoint, with an acoustic set littered with vintage Oasis tracks including “Half The World Away”, “Slide Away”, “Cast No Shadow”, “Wonderwall” and “Don’t Look Back in Anger” which he dedicated to “the kids” benefiting from the Teenage Cancer Trust’s work.

Halfway through the set, Noel was joined on stage by the legendary Paul Weller to perform an acoustic version of The Jam’s classic “The Butterfly Collector” and The Beatles classic “All You Need Is Love”. Noel rounded off the evening with a rendition of The Beatles hit “Strawberry Fields Forever.”

Noel played:

'(It's Good) To Be Free'
'Talk Tonight'
'Fade Away'
'Cast No Shadow'
'Half the World Away'
'The Importance of Being Idle'
'The Butterfly Collector'
'All You Need Is Love'
'Don't Go Away'
'Listen Up'
'Sad Song'
'Slide Away'
'There Is a Light That Never Goes Out'
'Don't Look Back in Anger'
'Married With Children'
'Strawberry Fields Forever'

For more information on the Teenage Cancer Trust and the annual Royal Albert Hall concerts please visit

Source: Modern Guitars Magazine

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