Never released as a single, "Slide Away" for many fans of the band is the group's all-time classic, once described by Noel Gallagher himself as trying to combine the Smiths' "Reel Around the Fountain" with Neil Young-style guitar heroics. On that level it perfectly succeeds but is in many ways much more than that. "Wonderwall" is the group's most famous love song, but "Slide Away" is actually much more intense, both brasher and more melancholic. Written in part due to a relationship that was collapsing, Gallagher's lyrics call up images of wistful daydreaming of another, us-against-the-world, and the title sentiment itself, "let me be the one who shines with you/and we can slide away." Brother Liam does the vocals with considerable skill, his ability to hit just the right emotional chord when needed doing the trick once again. As for Noel, his soloing may be similar to his other glam-via-Young efforts, but with the right heft over the steady, relentless drive of the song. Like "Live Forever," the conclusion of the song nails it all home. Liam sings the title phrase while Noel from deep within the mix repeats again and again, with all the wounded bravura it deserves, "Don't know, don't care/All I know is you can take me there!" as even more electric guitar hurt crushes all around.