OASIS – Being There Then 19 Years Ago…

BE HERE NOW by OASIS – third LP released 21 August 1997


On the first day of release BE HERE NOW sold over 350.000 units becoming the fastest-selling album in British chart history. Yet, the band didn’t include a single track from that LP on their double-disc 2006 best-of-album Stop The Clocks. That says enough about a bloody lousy record that was made by fresh millionaires living in the fast lane on too many drugs. Like Noel Gallagher, The Chief, once said: “I still tell people that the ‘Be Here Now’ album is the best advertisement against taking cocaine. It goes on too long, it’s smothered by its self of self-importance – the same as coke users are.


Greedy money-making business sharks don’t care about poor quality at the end of the day. So the LP will be re-released on 7 October 2016. A 3-disc deluxe edition with remastered versions of all songs and seven b-sides from the three UK singles. Bonus content includes demos, the Mustique sessions, live recordings and a 2016 remix of the – to my ears – one and only truly great track “D’You Know What I Mean?” I’m an Oasis fan from day one but I’m not interested in all this ‘we want your money’ reissue crap. Do you know what I mean?…

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