Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have unveiled the Robert Smith remix of ‘Pretty Boy’.

Discussing his remix of the track, The Cure frontman commented, “I was surprised and delighted when Noel asked me to remix this gorgeous song, and I had a lot of fun slowing it down and spacing it out – Cure drummer Jason Cooper gave me a great vibey drum track to play along with – and the rest just phased into place under the starry sky of my distant moon…”


The original version of ‘Pretty Boy’ released back in November and was the first single to be lifted from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ eagerly anticipated forthcoming studio album ‘Council Skies’.

The album, which also includes recent single ‘Easy Now’, is due out on 02 June 2023 and available to pre-order now on CD, heavyweight vinyl with bonus 7”, LP picture disc plus various HD digital formats including a Dolby Atmos spatial audio version.

The Robert Smith remix is featured on deluxe limited-edition triple vinyl and 2CD formats, which include a stunning Radio 2 session version of ‘Live Forever’ and a Pet Shop Boys remix. A printed handwritten lyric sheet of title track ‘Council Skies’ is included with all album pre-orders via the official store.

Following the announcement of a huge homecoming Manchester show this August, alongside a string of UK festival headline dates and outdoor summer performances, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have confirmed a 27-date North American tour co-headlined with Garbage.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds 2023 UK Shows:

Buckinghamshire PennFest, 21 July
Nottingham Wollaton Park Splendour Festival, 23
London Crystal Palace Bowl, 28
Brighton On The Beach, 30
Saffron Waldon Essex Audley End, 05 Aug
Monmouthshire Caldicot Castle, 19
Sedgefield County Durham Hardwick Live, 20
Somerset Taunton Vivary Park, 24
Manchester Wythenshawe Park, 26
Dublin Kilmainham Royal Hospital, 27
Sheffield Rock N Roll Circus Don Valley Bowl, 01 Sept

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Deluxe Album Tracklisting:

Disc 1:

I’m Not Giving Up Tonight
Pretty Boy
Dead To The World
Open The Door, See What You Find
Trying To Find A World That’s Been And Gone
Easy Now
Council Skies
There She Blows!
Love Is A Rich Man
Think Of A Number

Disc 2:

Don’t Stop…
We’re Gonna Get There In The End
Mind Games
Pretty Boy (Instrumental)
Dead To The World (Instrumental)
Council Skies (Instrumental)
Think Of A Number (Instrumental)
I’m Not Giving Up Tonight (David Holmes Remix)
Think Of A Number (Pet Shop Boys Magic Eye 12” Remix)
Pretty Boy (Robert Smith Remix)
Council Skies (The Reflex Revision)
Flying On The Ground (Radio 2 Session, 08.09.21)
You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (Radio 2 Session, 08.09.21)
Live Forever (Radio 2 Session, 08.09.21)

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