The Dig Out Your Soul album cover and track listing has been released. It can be described it as one of those 'Cool Beatles/Britannia' ones. The cover is an original piece of art by London-based designer, Julian House. It features a pair of hands cradling some kind of exploding drum. Butterflies flit about, while an eyeballs stares obliquely off to the side while a newspaper asks the viewer to 'Come in, Come out!'. Which is a lyric from from first single The Shock of the Lightning.
The first single is to be released on September 29 this year.
Noel Gallagher has bragged of the song: "If ‘The Shock of the Lightning’ sounds instant and compelling to you, it’s because it was written dead fast. And recorded dead fast. ‘The Shock of the Lightning’ basically is the demo. And it has retained its energy. And there’s a lot to be said for that, I think. The first time you record something is always the best”.
Here's the track listing for Dig Your Own Soul
"Bag It Up" - 5:12 "The Turning" (Andy Bell) - 4:32 "Waiting for the Rapture" - 4:57 "The Shock of the Lightning" - 4:24 "I'm Outta Time" (Liam Gallagher) - 5:20 "(Get Off Your) High Horse Lady" (Gem Archer) - 5:07 "Falling Down" - 4:18 "To Be Where There's Life" - 5:35 "Ain't Got Nothin" (L. Gallagher) - 3:32 "The Nature of Reality" - 4:48 "Gigi" - 1:05 (Japanese Bonus Track)
All songs are by Oasis mainstay, Noel Gallagher except where noted