The songwriter has revealed he began work on the hotly anticipated LP on February 16 2010 and it was a momentous night because not only did he discover Sara MacDonald – who he married last month – was expecting their now nine-month-old Sonny – but his former band Oasis were also awarded the Best BRITs Album of 30 Years for their LP ‘(What's the Story) Morning Glory?’, an honor his brother Liam collected.

Speaking at a press conference in London to announce two solo albums - ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ and an as-yet untitled companion LP – yesterday (06.07.11), he said: “I started the night of the BRITs when we won best album of the last hundred years, or whatever ... I was in the studio that night. That was a momentous night, because the wife phoned me up and told me she was pregnant and that was the first night we were recording the album.”

Noel – who quit Oasis after having a huge fight with Liam before a Paris concert in August 2009 - admits he could have released his albums earlier if he hadn’t had so much time off this year.

The ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ singer – who also has a three-year-old son Donovan, with Sara and an 11-year-old daughter Anais from his first marriage to Meg Matthews - added: “I seem to have a lot of time off, we (me and Sarah) got married, had another kid, but it was nice not to have to work to a deadline which is the first time I've ever done that for as long as I can remember. But the whole thing was going on for the best part of 18 months - both of them have.”


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