For friends half or all the World away.
“Half the World Away” is a song by English rock band Oasis. It is well known as the theme tune to the popular BBC sitcom The Royle Family.
The song was written by Oasis’ lead guitarist Noel Gallagher, who also provides lead vocals. The song is a slow acoustic tune with plodding keyboards, and the lyric – much like “Rock ‘n’ Roll Star” – expresses a desire to leave a stagnant life in a boring city. The song is primarily in C Major.
Recorded at The Congress House Studio, Austin, Texas in October 1994, “Half the World Away” was first released as a B-side to “Whatever” on 18 December 1994, reaching #3 in the UK charts.
Norwegian singer Aurora has covered Oasis song ‘Half The World Away’ for this year’s John Lewis Christmas advertising campaign. The 19-year old singer released her ‘Running With The Wolves’ EP in May, with Katy Perry revealing herself as a fan of Aurora earlier this year when she shared the ‘Runaway’ video on Twitter and wrote, “Finally. New music that makes my heart a flutter.” The advert itself focuses on the story of an elderly man living on the moon. It hopes to raise money for charity Age UK.
AURORA – Half The World Away
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Oaisis – Noel Gallagher – Half The World Away (Live)
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