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Be Here Now 25th Anniversary

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Arguably the most anticipated British album release of all time, Be Here Now sold 700,000 copies in just 3 days and remains, to this day, the fastest selling UK album on release. Be Here Now stands as a unique album in the Oasis catalogue with its unrepentant excess and supersize swagger. Helicopters hover loudly in the mix, ready to do an emergency rescue mission to save the lads in case all their genius rockness causes rioting in the streets.

Even Noel’s Beatles worship went off the rails, to the point where he boasted that Oasis were bigger than Jesus.Be Here Now was produced by Owen Morris and Noel Gallagher and recorded at Abbey Road, Ridge Farm, Air, Master Rock and Orinoco Studios between November 1996 and April 1997.

Noel fills the album with clever references like “Sing a song for me/One from Let It Be,” or “There’s blood on the tracks and they must be mine/The fool on the hill and I feel fine.Be Here Now (which got reissued for the 25th anniversary) stands as a monument to the days when rock stars could release an old-school mess like this in the purest confidence that people would stampede over each other for the chance to scoop it up at full retail. This is the 25th Anniversary edition of the third album by Oasis, which was released to huge anticipation in August 1997. Please note, The Vinyl Whistle accepts no responsibility for any package which is damaged, lost or stolen during transit.

Products labelled '*item fulfilled by Exertis on behalf of hmv' will be supplied to you directly by Exertis via their approved couriers. They’ll play all three guitar solos, ‘course they will, because it’s got my name on it and I rule the fucking world! The boozing, brawling Manchester lads were on top of the world in 1997, coming off two perfect albums, Definitely Maybe and ( What’s The Story) Morning Glory? The epic elements of ‘ Be Here Now’ are contrasted by the heartfelt introspection of ‘ Don’t Go Away’ and the surreal psychedelia of ‘ Magic Pie’. As he told the Guardian in 2000, “I must have wasted years sitting there with the curtains closed talking about bullshit—aliens, pyramids, debating ‘did they really land on the moon, let’s watch the footage again in slow motion’ or ‘crop circles’ — what’s that all about?Noel told Q, “I was sitting there, out of it, fucking strung out, going, ‘They’ll play all eight minutes of it. They loved their mum, hated the Tories, couldn’t even spell “irony,” wanted to live forever and to beat each other’s faces in.

It sold 700,000 copies in its first three days, and has gone on to sell over 8 million copies worldwide. single, the album features the ambitious 9-minute ‘ All Around The World’ plus evergreen classic ‘ Stand By Me’. Be Here Now stands as a unique album in the Oasis catalogue with its unrepentant excess and supersize swagger. The previous summer, Oasis played to more than 250,000 people over two nights at Knebworth, with an astounding 2.Be Here Now’ stands as a unique album in the Oasis catalogue with its unrepentant excess and supersize swagger.

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