Be Here Now

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


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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 D'You Know What I Mean? 7:42 126,116
2 My Big Mouth 5:02 136,310
3 Magic Pie 7:19 135,682
4 Stand By Me 5:48 425,483
5 I Hope, I Think, I Know 4:22 143,318
6 The Girl in the Dirty Shirt 5:49 135,309
7 Fade In-Out 6:52 114,970
8 Don't Go Away 4:48 286,804
9 Be Here Now 5:13 134,402
10 All Around the World 2:08 241,936
11 It's Getting Better [Man!!] 7:01 2,691
12 All Around The World [Reprise] 2:10 7,495

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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  • Henriquecsl

    My second favorite...

    27 Jul 12:33pm Reply
  • S-u-l-l-i-v-a-n

    Future "cult" album? Whatever people says, I like BHN a lot. Not my fav, but it's really good.

    23 Jun 6:14pm Reply
  • trustmeineedu

    this album needs to visit my song-cutting program. then we'll meet again.

    23 May 6:09am Reply
  • Rob_209

    Don't care what anyone says, love this album. Always have & Always will.

    13 May 8:42pm Reply
  • sohamsali1

    All my people right here right now......

    6 May 8:26pm Reply
  • TheHutchman

    Bring on the reissue!

    24 Apr 10:38pm Reply
  • scream_at_me

    Sometimes I wanna fight everyone who says Be Here Now is 'too long' ugh

    26 Jan 5:54pm Reply
  • scream_at_me

    Say what you say this is my fave oasis album and I don't really give a fuck and I'm drunk as hell I am in love with this music oh

    26 Jan 5:52pm Reply
  • TheSuperCrasher

    This album is pretty great but way too damn long. It would've been on par with its two predecessors ... but then drugs happened, I guess.

    6 Jan 10:19pm Reply
  • dropfromspace

    @Pretty Star, to use acid and listen to this is much better ;3

    22 Dec 2014 Reply
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  • PrettyStar

    to use amphetamine and listen to this album fucking cool!

    1 Nov 2014 Reply
  • JakeyWHFC


    26 Jun 2014 Reply
  • bmirandaassis

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

    29 May 2014 Reply
  • kjais

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

    31 Jan 2014 Reply
  • itzmiles

    their best album <3

    27 Jan 2014 Reply
  • rApsodIA41

    i <3 oasis!!!!!

    27 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Wonaldo

    Play a game about the albums of Oasis !

    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
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