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|Song by Oasis|
|Released||24 April 1995|
|Recorded||October 1994 at The Congress House Studio, Austin, Texas|
"Talk Tonight" is a song by English rock band Oasis, written and sung by the band's lead guitarist Noel Gallagher. It was released as a B-Side on the UK #1 single "Some Might Say" along with "Acquiesce" and "Headshrinker" and appears on the B-side compilation album, The Masterplan, as well.
"Talk Tonight" is one of many acoustic B-side tracks sung by Noel, and was at the time, the most vulnerable song he had ever attempted. It was inspired by the near-breakup of the band in Los Angeles in autumn 1994, when Noel walked out without telling anyone and headed for San Francisco. He stayed with a girl he had befriended during a previous show there. According to the sleeve notes to The Masterplan, she talked a distraught Noel "off the ledge" and took him to the park where she played as a child. It is also mentioned in the Oasis book by Paul Mathurs, Take Me There, that his friend also had an obsession with Snapple Strawberry Lemonade, which contributed to the line in the song, "all your dreams are made of strawberry lemonade." The song also featured on the DVD Live By The Sea after Noel makes a mistake on the track "D'Yer Wanna Be A Spaceman?".
An extract of the song was used in the 2008 GCSE Music Listening Paper Exam.
The song was performed at the MTV Unplugged concert in August 1996.
A version of the song was once played during a Radio 1's Evening Session. A recording of the Maida Vale version can be found on YouTube.