Oasis (2) ‎– Be Here Now

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D'You Know What I Mean? 7:42
My Big Mouth 5:02
Magic Pie 7:19
Stand By Me 5:56
I Hope, I Think, I Know 4:22
The Girl In The Dirty Shirt 5:49
Fade In-Out 6:52
Don't Go Away 4:48
Be Here Now 5:13
All Around The World 9:20
It's Gettin' Better (Man!!) 7:00
All Around The World (Reprise) 2:08

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CRECD 219 Oasis (2) Be Here Now(CD, Album) Creation Records CRECD 219 UK 1997 Sell This Version
HES 488187 1 Oasis (2) Be Here Now(2xLP, Album) Helter Skelter HES 488187 1 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
CRELP 219 Oasis (2) Be Here Now(2xLP, Album + Box, Ltd) Creation Records CRELP 219 UK 1997 Sell This Version
CRELP 219 Oasis (2) Be Here Now(2xLP, Album, Gat) Creation Records CRELP 219 UK 1997 Sell This Version
CRECD 219 Oasis (2) Be Here Now(Box, Ltd + CD, Album) Creation Records CRECD 219 UK 1997 Sell This Version
CDMI 488187 Oasis (2) Be Here Now(CD, Album) Epic CDMI 488187 Mexico 1997 Sell This Version
EK 68530 Oasis (2) Be Here Now(CD, Album) Epic EK 68530 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
CRECD 219 Oasis (2) Be Here Now(CD, Album) Creation Records CRECD 219 UK 1997 Sell This Version
HES 488187 2, 488187 2, 01-488187-10 Oasis (2) Be Here Now(CD, Album) Helter Skelter, Helter Skelter, Helter Skelter HES 488187 2, 488187 2, 01-488187-10 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
ESCA 6767 Oasis (2) Be Here Now(CD, Album) Epic ESCA 6767 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
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488187 2 Oasis (2) Be Here Now(CD, Album) Creation Records, Helter Skelter 488187 2 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
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CCD 219 Oasis (2) Be Here Now(CD, Album, Promo) Creation Records CCD 219 UK 1997 Sell This Version
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CRECD 219 Oasis (2) Be Here Now(CD, Album, S/Edition) Creation Records CRECD 219 UK 1997 Sell This Version
HES 488187 2, 488187 2, 01-488187-10 Oasis (2) Be Here Now(CD, Album, Unofficial) Helter Skelter (3), Helter Skelter (3), Helter Skelter (3) HES 488187 2, 488187 2, 01-488187-10 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
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488187 4 Oasis (2) Be Here Now(Cass, Album) Creation Records 488187 4 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
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C-CRE 219P Oasis (2) Be Here Now(Cass, Album, Promo) Creation Records C-CRE 219P UK 1997 Sell This Version
WT-087 Oasis (2) Be Here Now(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Western Thunder Records WT-087 Ukraine 1997 Sell This Version
CREMD219 Oasis (2) Be Here Now(MD, Album) Creation Records CREMD219 UK 1997 Sell This Version
RKIDCD 008 Oasis (2) Be Here Now(CD, Album, RE) Big Brother RKIDCD 008 UK 2000 Sell This Version
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88697 07715 2 Oasis (2) Be Here Now(CD, Album) Sony BMG Music Entertainment 88697 07715 2 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
EICP 692 Oasis (2) Be Here Now(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Vin) Epic EICP 692 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
CRELP 219 Oasis (2) Be Here Now(2xLP, Album, Unofficial, Blu) Not On Label CRELP 219 UK 2008 Sell This Version
CRELP 219 Oasis (2) Be Here Now(2xLP, Album, Unofficial, Gat) Not On Label CRELP 219 UK 2008 Sell This Version
RKIDLP008X Oasis (2) Be Here Now(2xLP, Album, RE, Ltd) Big Brother RKIDLP008X UK 2009 Sell This Version
516145-2 Oasis (2) Be Here Now(CD, Album, RP) Big Brother, Reprise Records 516145-2 USA & Canada 2009 Sell This Version
RKIDCD85XP/1 Oasis (2) Be Here Now (3xCD, Promo, RM) Big Brother RKIDCD85XP/1 UK 2016 Sell This Version
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streetmouse

streetmouse

December 14, 2016
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Be Here Now, CD, Album, EK 68530

Saying that Be Here Now went sideways is an understatement, saying that it was a complete failure is an overstatement, as there were some delightful bits for the bombastic production that have stood the test of time and outlasting those cocaine fueled days and nights, followed by more years of days and nights filled white line fever.  It’s hard to say that the band had lost their mindset for inspirational conscience songs from their indy past, opting here for rock n’ roll swagger, with numbers that were more lengthy and expansive.

With that in mind, flashing forward form 1997 to 2016, all of the infighting and hoopla from the press slips beneath the waves into a distant past, and listening to Be Here Now comes off a bit easier, and really does sound like a proper Oasis album in every way.  If anything Be Here Now, was released too quickly on the heels of What’s The Story Morning Glory, where these two albums were bookends of themselves, far different from each other, yet nearly released at the same moment in time, meaning that fans did not have the time or attitude to process each release individually, nearly filtering them together as a double album.  Though having said that, it’s important to lay much of the blame onto the shoulders of the record industry, who simply wanted more while this band was hot.  Perhaps Oasis did try much too hard to turn the album into their own personal St. Pepper-ish grand career defining moment, though such musical events usually just happen, and can not be forced into existence.  Yes, great four minutes songs got bloated into seven minute opuses of ambition and excess … yet today, I find that I rather enjoy numbers such as “Fade In-Out,” “Be Here Now” and “All Around The World” with its astounding three key changes, and other tracks that were laced with Beatle reference, withering intoxication, and an over the top presentation that make for a super listen.

Be Her Now will no doubt remain one of the best albums to be hated of all time, though with a critical hear, all of the songs play to the strengths of Oasis, with it’s downfall being that fans wanted more of the same, more of what they already knew, unwilling to let Oasis take their next step, though in this case that seems to have been a critics step or push into oblivion.  Yet rest assured, if you do go back and listen to this gem with fresher ears, and manage to have forgotten all the hyped press, Be Here Now makes for a satisfying experience to say the very least.

*** Be Here Now was released in August 1997. The release date in each region was commemorated on the calendar pictured on the cover sleeve and on the back cover of the CD booklet. By dating the album the band felt it would encourage fans to believe that buying a copy on the day it appeared was to participate in some kind of historical event.

The first release date was the was Thursday, August 21, 1997.
The second release date was Tuesday, August 26, 1997.

The cover image was shot in April 1997 at Stocks House in Hertfordshire, the former home of Victor Lownes, the head of the Playboy Clubs in the UK until 1988. It features Oasis standing outside the hotel surrounded by assorted props. At the center of the image is a Rolls Royce floating in a swimming pool that pays hidden homage to The Beatles. Oasis as always has paid tribute to The Beatles.  Oasis paid tribute to their idols in a subtle way, with the license plate on the Rolls Royce in the pool reading SYO724F, being the same license plate as that on the van featured on the Abby Road cover.  The rest of the items were simply selected from the BBC stockroom for no other reason than that their placement looked cool.

As to the album’s title, that’s yet another nod to The Beatles and to the times from which they rose.  “Remember Be Here Now” was a book written by spiritual teacher Ram Dass, with the title coming from a statement made by his guide Bhagavan Das, during his journeys in India … “Remember, Be Here Now.”  With the word “Remember” being written on the cover of the book sitting at all four commas points, and the words “Be Here Now” being written interchangeably as “Beherenowherbenowbenowherenowbeherenowbeherenow …” in a circle, meaning that this phase was cyclical and could be forever repeated in varying ways until the end of time, though the mystic would have you consider the forever beginning.

Review by Jenell Kesler
jackparker123

jackparker123

December 8, 2016
referencing Be Here Now , 3xCD, Promo, RM, RKIDCD85XP/1
Will the proper version of 'Trip Inside' be avaialble on the upcoming 'The Quiet Years' album by Daniel Rose?
Danielrose1978

Danielrose1978

November 16, 2016
referencing Be Here Now , 3xCD, Promo, RM, RKIDCD85XP/1
Plz feel free to finish this listing. I've done my bit.
gmnash

gmnash

November 11, 2016
referencing Be Here Now, Box, Dlx, Ltd + CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, RM +, RKIDLP85BOX, RKIDCD85X, RKIDLP85, RKIDLO85MD, RKID
Well this is disappointing, the first 2 tracks, particularly DKWIM skips like mad. £90 and it's a wreck. Good old Amazon refunded me £22 so I could buy another copy of the album on vinyl (and keep the old one too), but this is just as bad. Saw a few Amazon reviews with people with the same problem, no idea how I contact the label to ask them what the F is going on.

Plus, I ain't got the best speakers or turntable, but it sounds like garbage. The CD sounds a million miles better. And yes, Trip Inside isn't that at all. In short, - mess.
carl2580

carl2580

November 2, 2016
referencing Be Here Now, CD, Album, CRECD 219
Could someone list the be here now promo 3 disc (remastered) please if someone has it for sale. Thanks
dbarros

dbarros

October 21, 2016
referencing Be Here Now, Box, Dlx, Ltd + CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, RM +, RKIDLP85BOX, RKIDCD85X, RKIDLP85, RKIDLO85MD, RKID
Now pay attention to what I am going to say: The old 1997 copy becomes the "audiophile" version after this release. The new anticipated remastering is something of such irresponsibility, non-professional, laughable and made by audio ignorant folks. Did they just not remove the bass but the treble also has been cut, to the point that the album remaster sounds like an old cassette muffled tape with wimpy sound. If that 1997 release was already brick-walled and terrible, then I don't know what to call this piece of garbage.

As for the "Do you know what I mean?" (NG's 2016 Rethink) mix, this track does sound much better than the whole lot comprising of album and studio bonus tracks. If ever Noel Gallagher progressed on revisiting each track, I would have to buy this record at least 10 times and give it as a gift to my friends, just for the sake of how good that would have sounded. And I also believe this goes untold, but why are you going to spend hours, weeks and months revisiting an album that will pour millions in the pockets of disaffection figures such as Liam and left over team? I certainly would not and that's why I understand Noel's statement that he could not be bothered any longer after finishing the first track new mix.

Some of the mustique demos are very interesting, they sound very good and can be heard in detail.

Overall, a waste of money, and waste of artwork paper. Ian Cooper - the wrong guy to remaster the boxes.
BettieBurnette

BettieBurnette

December 2, 2015
referencing Be Here Now, 2xLP, Album, HES 488187 1
Yes, "clock label" on all four sides.
damianjfarrell

damianjfarrell

October 22, 2015
referencing Be Here Now, 2xLP, Album, RE, Ltd, RKIDLP008X
Why is this worth more than the original.
pyenapple

pyenapple

September 22, 2015
edited 6 months ago
referencing Be Here Now, CD, Album, CRECD 219

In retrospect, this album is appallingly shit. And it's such shitty shit that it makes me actually like the relatively decent moments on the first two Oasis albums less than I otherwise would. I was relatively ambivalent about "Be Here Now" at the time of its release, having liked the spirit and sound (if not the featherweight substance) of those first two albums, and sort-of-digging the weirdly trudgy, grim apocalyptic beat of "D'you Know What I Mean". But this...this egotistical mess is where the truth of the matter was laid bare. Oasis always wanted to take on the mantle of The Beatles but, sadly, never understood what made The Beatles great—at all. The bits of studio silliness on "Be Here Now" (tacked-on music hall codas? Sure. Spooky backwards vocals? Yeah, why not? That's what The Beatles did, right?) are hugely cringeworthy. And Noel's lyrics are, when not utterly crap, clunky pastiches of Beatles lyrics and song titles. As though throwing out winking Beatles references out makes the resulting mess any good! That's like you or me walking down the street and yelling "Pizza! Pizza! You like that, right?!" at people and then expecting them to be full. This album is pompous, coke-fueled, insubstantial twaddle. Listening to the entire thing from start to finish is akin being allowed to thumb through Noel's own personal Beatles scrapbook and finding it has blow residue and "me like Beatles" scrawled in crayon on every page. The parts of this mess that aren't horrible are basically straight-up formulaic and see the group recycling their own sound completely, hoping/praying it'll keep working. This sound only worked—and marginally so—on those first two albums because Oasis were a group with a lot to prove. And they were young, full of verve, ready to fight and claw their way to the top! But by the third album, they were bloated rich egoists with no ideas, peddling a ploddy formula that they painted with the vibrant colors of the "Yellow Submarine" LP cover to fool everyone, including themselves. The last part is the saddest part of all of it: they fully, obviously, painfully believed their own bloviations about the level of their artistry. If you can watch the "All Around The World" video without laughing and/or puking, you're either a great liar or one of the guards at Buckingham Palace. Hell, even that second Menswear album ("¡Hay Tiempo!", which came out just barely on the heels of "Be Here Now") is a vastly superior release. Despite what Oasis' self-aggrandizing rockstar egos would have had everyone believe, the band just wasn't all that amazing. Time casts things in a very stark light. Fucking Oasis.

I give it two stars because one star would be without redeeming qualities. It's not as though the actual music here is all that bad—it's just formulaic and bloated. It's bad, but it's not Starship (2) - Knee Deep In The Hoopla bad.