Lord Don't Slow Me Down

"Lord Don't Slow Me Down" is a song by English rock band Oasis. The song was released as a download-only single on October 21, 2007 and was also released on an extremely limited 12 inch single in promotion of the release of Oasis' rockumentary of the same name, Lord Don't Slow Me Down. On October 29, the song debuted at number ten in the UK Singles Chart, becoming Oasis' 21st UK top 10. It is also their 21st top ten single in a row. It is also the first single by Oasis not to reach the top 4 since 1994's Cigarettes & Alcohol.

In October 2006 the first part of the song was used in a preview of the band's movie. Written and sung by Noel Gallagher and recorded during the Don't Believe the Truth sessions, Gallagher described it as being "one of the best things, like The Who, The Yardbirds and the Jeff Beck Group combined, and it's got two drum solos on it!"[4] The entire song leaked into the internet just a few days before the video was uploaded on YouTube and the song was played on the radio, on 1 October. The song was a probable track to be included on the band's last album, 2005's Don't Believe the Truth, but was removed from the final track list by Noel Gallagher, as he thought he sang on too many songs on the record. In May 2008 an unreleased studio version with Liam Gallagher on lead vocals was leaked over internet fansites.

This song is included on Dig Out Your Soul bonus CD.

Reception

The song has been very well-received by critics and fans. Commenting on the song, Noel said "You know there's a DVD coming out for Christmas... somewhat predictably. The title track was so brilliant that the powers that be said 'let's just put it out'."[5] It debuted at #10 on the UK Singles Chart, fell 21 places to #31 in the second week and left the chart the week after. It became Oasis' lowest charting song since 1994's "Live Forever" (which also peaked at #10), a factor likely aided by the lack of significant publicity, a tangible release, and corresponding album.

Track listing

"Lord Don't Slow Me Down" - 3:17
"The Meaning of Soul" (Live at City of Manchester Stadium '05) - 2:32
"Don't Look Back in Anger" (Live at City of Manchester Stadium '05) - 5:38

OASIS - Lord Don''t Slow Me Down