Gallagher, best known as guitarist, main songwriter and occasional vocalist of EnglishBritpop band Oasis played a set composing of primarily Oasis songs and was joined by fellow Oasis musician Gem Archer on guitar for the performance. The album's title stems from a lyric in the Oasis song "Fade Away", and Gallagher-penned Oasis songs make up the bulk of the songs recorded on the album. Past collaborator and friend of Gallagher Paul Weller (formerly of The Jam/Style Council) joined Gallagher on stage for two songs during the performance, too.
Five of the songs were released over the course of five days as free downloads on iTunes, followed by a physical CD give-away with The Sunday Times, which contained another eleven recordings from the performance. The album, with the additional five tracks previously released on iTunes, then went on sale digitally in the UK in its entirety the following day. The American iTunes eventually released it on May 5, 2009. The album was ineligible to chart on the Official UK Album Chart due to the absence of a commercially sold physical release.