Be Here Now

Label
Big Brother Recordings, Ltd.
Release date
26 Aug 1997
Running length
12 tracks
Running time
64:14

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 D'You Know What I Mean? 7:42 119,724
2 My Big Mouth 5:02 131,544
3 Magic Pie 7:19 130,707
4 Stand By Me 5:48 406,566
5 I Hope, I Think, I Know 4:22 138,111
6 The Girl in the Dirty Shirt 5:49 130,562
7 Fade In-Out 6:52 110,916
8 Don't Go Away 4:48 272,578
9 Be Here Now 5:13 129,897
10 All Around the World 2:08 234,147
11 It's Getting Better [Man!!] 7:01 2,250
12 All Around The World [Reprise] 2:10 6,930

About this album

Be Here Now is the third studio album by English rock band Oasis. Released in August 1997 the album was highly anticipated by both music critics and fans as a result of the band’s previous worldwide successes with their 1994 debut album Definitely Maybe and its 1995 follow up (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?. The album’s pre-release build up led to considerable hype within both the music and mainstream press. At that point, Oasis were at the height of their fame, and Be Here Now became the United Kingdom’s fastest selling album to date, selling over 420,000 units on the first day of release, and over one million within two weeks. As of 2008, the album has sold eight million copies worldwide.
Oasis’ management company Ignition were aware of the dangers of overexposure, and before its release sought to control the media’s access to the album. Ignition’s campaign included limiting pre-release radio airplay, and requesting that journalists sign gag agreements. These tactics resulted in the alienation of members of both the music and mainstream media, as well as many industry personnel connected with the band. Ignition’s attempts to limit pre-release access served to fuel large scale speculation and publicity within the British music scene.
The music magazine “Q” said that “Be Here Now” sounds like “Cocaine set to music”

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    26 Jun 4:36pm Reply
  • bmirandaassis

    This is such an awesome album, not long enough for me <3

    29 May 12:24am Reply
  • kjais

    Why did you have to make the songs so long? Why Noel? WHY??????

    31 Jan 6:15am Reply
  • itzmiles

    their best album <3

    27 Jan 5:20pm Reply
  • rApsodIA41

    i <3 oasis!!!!!

    27 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Wonaldo

    Play a game about the albums of Oasis ! http://www.purposegames.com/game/a0f101b9fb

    6 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Whiskey-Bar

    I don't care what Noel and the critics say, this is my favorite Oasis-album. And it's still not long enough! Just perfect for a summer evening outside. So underrated, "It's Gettin' Better (Man!!)", "Stand By Me", "The Girl In The Dirty Shirt", "I Hope, I Think, I Know" - music does not get better than this.

    14 Jun 2013 Reply
  • jeanneMJ

    Easy and lovely

    6 May 2013 Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    Their most Britishy album

    22 Apr 2013 Reply
  • WarriorJones

    The album cover is so wonderfully nuts.

    17 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Dylanisgod2

    it's bombastic shoegaze!

    31 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Oleg289

    A great album, D'You Know What I Mean? and My Big Mouth are the best two songs to open an album with :)

    17 Mar 2013 Reply
  • william_0191

    Fucking BEST!!

    30 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Antonionii

    I always felt this album was one of the greatest ever, underated to say the least. Fantastic.

    26 Jan 2013 Reply
  • HushSettleDown

    The production isn't perfect; the album is horribly clipped, thanks to a terrible mastering job. But all Oasis albums are horribly clipped, so I'm not sure why anyone would single this out among their albums for it. Musically it's great and didn't deserve the backlash it received, though their record company being dicks because they were "concerned about overexposure" and alienating the press might not have helped. [2] Although funnily enough one of my teachers at uni was in charge of Oasis's promotion team from their Creation beginnings up to Heathen Chemistry, and he is a really nice guy, so i disagree with you there somewhat :P

    21 Dec 2012 Reply
  • radouz

    TOP

    11 Dec 2012 Reply
  • interfectoris

    Oasis Marathon - Be Here Now CHECK!

    2 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Skuzzie

    They basically could have cut off 2 minutes from every song. It's ridiculously long, but I love every song on it.

    30 Nov 2012 Reply
  • donkukis

    better than OK computer?, WHAT THE FUCK.

    27 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Cassandra-Leo

    The production isn't perfect; the album is horribly clipped, thanks to a terrible mastering job. But all Oasis albums are horribly clipped, so I'm not sure why anyone would single this out among their albums for it. Musically it's great and didn't deserve the backlash it received, though their record company being dicks because they were "concerned about overexposure" and alienating the press might not have helped.

    26 Nov 2012 Reply
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