‘Sad Song’ is the new MTV Unplugged performance shared by Liam Gallagher today. The track further builds anticipation for the June 12th release of his ‘MTV Unplugged’ album following the live recording of ‘Gone’.
Recorded at Hull City Hall last summer, this recording represents Liam’s first ever live performance of the song. His raw and heartfelt vocal adds a haunting, sombre atmosphere to the original. ‘Sad Song’ was originally sung by Noel Gallagher and featured as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of ‘Definitely Maybe’. The prospect of a Liam-fronted version of the song captured the imagination of fans after a segment of an early demo featured in Mat Whitecross’ documentary ‘Supersonic’.
To coincide with the launch of ‘Sad Song’, Liam today launches an opportunity to join him and guitarist Bonehead on an exclusive Zoom chat, which will take place on Wednesday, June 17th at 6PM BST. Twenty winners will join the pair as they chat about the ‘MTV Unplugged’ album amongst other topics, and they will also answer some of your questions.
Fans who buy any version of ‘MTV Unplugged’ or who register here will be entered into the competition. All pre-orders will receive instant downloads of ‘Sad Song’ and ‘Gone’.
The electrifying atmosphere of the ‘MTV Unplugged’ set is palpable from the very beginning with a phenomenal reaction as Liam takes to the stage with ‘Wall of Glass’. Material from Liam’s solo career such as his personal favourite ‘Once’ and the joyous ‘Now That I’ve Found You’ resonates in this stripped-back format, with his vocal shining alongside a trio of backing singers and string arrangements performed by the 24-piece Urban Soul Orchestra.
Oasis guitarist Bonehead features on performances of ‘Some Might Say’, ‘Stand By Me’, ‘Cast No Shadow’ and ‘Sad Song’. The show concludes on a crowd-pleasing high with an emotive take on the classic ‘Champagne Supernova’.
Liam recently announced that he’ll play a free concert for NHS staff at The O2 on October 29th. Please see https://www.liamgallagher.com/