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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds EP's from 2012

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Noel Gallagher, the former guitarist and songwriter for the legendary Britpop band Oasis, left that band in August 2009, after constant feuding with his younger brother Liam Gallagher (the Oasis lead singer) finally took its toll. Noel has since begun a solo career, with a backing band called High Flying Birds, while Liam formed a new band called Beady Eye with other members of the final Oasis lineup. When you hear the separate works that have since been created by the estranged Gallagher brothers, their musical differences become more noticeable than ever. Liam's two albums with Beady Eye show him still playing the rock and roll bad boy who's unabashedly in love with vintage British rock. Meanwhile, Noel's 2011 album Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds is a more stately work, favoring subtle artistry over rock and roll bombast.

Although Noel is the more musically talented of the two brothers, Liam arguably has the current edge in their post-Oasis sibling rivalry. The…

Third Man Records vinyl exclusives, part 19

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Third Man Records recently revealed the contents of its nineteenth quarterly Vault package. For those who are unaware, Third Man Records is the independent label owned by Jack White, who is the leader of the White Stripes, Raconteurs, and Dead Weather, and is now a solo artist as well. The Vault service normally offers two exclusive vinyl records – one full-length 12-inch LP and one 7-inch single – and an additional bonus item to its Platinum members every three months. However, the Vault package for the first quarter of 2014 will instead consist of four 7-inch singles.

Vault packages usually feature recordings not available elsewhere, but that will not be the case this time around. This package will feature newly remastered reissues of the four singles from the White Stripes’ 2003 album Elephant. These four singles were originally issued in 2003 and 2004, and they will soon be reissued for the general public in plain black vinyl editions.

What makes these singles exclusive for Vault …