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Go Let It Out

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Released  7 February 2000
Length  4:38
Recorded  1999
B-side  "Let's All Make Believe" "(As Long as They've Got) Cigarettes in Hell"
Format  CD, 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl, cassette
Genre  Alternative rock, neo-psychedelia

"Go Let It Out" is a song by the English rock band Oasis, written by the band's lead guitarist, and chief songwriter, Noel Gallagher. It was released in 2000 as the first single from their fourth studio album Standing on the Shoulder of Giants. The song peaked at #1 in the UK Singles Chart and was later certified Silver. The song was the 36th best selling single of 2000 in the UK.

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Background

The song samples the drums from Johnny Jenkins' version of Dr John's "I Walk on Gilded Splinters." Noel described the song as "the closest we came to sounding like a modern day Beatles" in the 'Lock the Box' interview found on the DVD in the special edition of Stop the Clocks.

Due to the departure of guitarist Bonehead and bassist Guigsy in the early recording sessions for Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, the track features only Liam Gallagher (vocals), Noel Gallagher (rhythm guitar, bass guitar, lead guitar, keyboards) and Alan White (drums). It also contains a drum loop.

Oasis were looking for replacements for founding members Bonehead and Guigsy and while Bonehead was replaced with fellow Creation signing and former Heavy Stereo frontman Gem Archer, Guigsy proved harder to replace. Thus the video for "Go Let It Out" had to be filmed with Noel on bass, Archer in Noel's role as lead guitarist and Liam in Archer's role as rhythm guitarist.

The B-side "Let's All Make Believe" was placed by Q magazine placing at number one on its list of the '500 best lost tracks' and at number four on its list of songs to download for the month of January 2006. Q magazine said in the description, "If Standing on the Shoulder of Giants had contained this track, it would have probably got another star." The song featured on the Japanese release of the album.

In the "Lock the Box" interview, Noel considers "Go Let It Out" to be "head and shoulders" above any other songs he had written during this time, and "up there with some of the best things I've ever done."

The video was filmed on location in Surrey, England by director Nick Egan in January 2000.

Chart performance

It was the 36th biggest selling single of 2000 in the UK.

Track listing

  • CD RKIDSCD 001
    1. "Go Let It Out" - 4:38
    2. "Let's All Make Believe" - 3:53
    3. "(As Long as They've Got) Cigarettes in Hell" - 4:21
  • 7" RKID 001
    1. "Go Let It Out" - 4:38
    2. "Let's All Make Believe" - 3:53
  • 12" RKID 001T
    1. "Go Let It Out" - 4:38
    2. "Let's All Make Believe" - 3:53
    3. "(As Long as They've Got) Cigarettes in Hell" - 4:21
  • Cassette RKIDCS 001
    1. "Go Let It Out" - 4:38
    2. "Let's All Make Believe" - 3:53
  • Japanese CD ESCA 8114
    1. "Go Let It Out"
    2. "(As Long as They've Got) Cigarettes in Hell"
    3. "Helter Skelter"
  • This was the first Oasis product to be released via their new Big Brother record label. The catalogue numbers across all formats include RKID 001.
  • Due to new regulations concerning the length of singles in the UK, this was the first Oasis single to only include 2 B-sides.
  • References

    Go Let It Out Wikipedia


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