Be Here Now (studio album) by Oasis

Be Here Now by Oasis
Year: 1997
Overall rank: 1,347th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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69/100 (from 632 votes)
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Oasis/Be Here Now (vinyl Japan / color vinyl version / 2 analog SIJP1061 New LP
Condition: New

Oasis - Be Here Now Cassette Tape 1997
Condition: Like New

Oasis : Be Here Now [Remastered]
Condition: Very Good

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Be Here Now is ranked 3rd best out of 12 albums by Oasis on

The best album by Oasis is (What's The Story) Morning Glory? which is ranked number 60 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 19,469.

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From 01/28/2023 09:15
This is by far my least favourite Oasis album. Though many songs are actually quite good ( a few very good ), the production makes it hard to listen to the album for very long. Most tracks are burdened down by numerous over-dubs of distorted guitars, and the songs generally go on for way too long.
Fortunately there are moments of pleasure too. "Don't Go Away" is an Oasis ballad like when they are best; a wonder this fine song was not released as a world-wide single. "Stand By Me" is almost as good, but it suffers a bit from going on for too long.

"All Around the World" is the perfect closing track. It has a fine acoustic intro and an extremely catchy chorus. Though it is the longest track on the album it really doesn't feel like it. I would have cut off 2-3 minutes, though. The Beatles-inspired "Girl in the Dirty Shirt" is also quite good.

The opening track, and the first single, "Do You Know What I Mean" may have sounded right in 1997, but the song has not aged very well, and it's more or less a drag listen though this overloaded and longwinded recording.

Most of the rockers are not up the standards of early Oasis. At a certain point Noel said something about remixing the album; that would really be interesting. I'm sure a much better album would come out of that.
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From 08/21/2022 19:19
It was always going to be difficult to follow up the first two albums but the OTT media hype made it an impossible task that was always going to disappoint.
Yes, it fails to live up to the hype of the time but it's not as bad as the detractors since have made out. A decent album
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From 06/29/2022 11:01
Album Rating: 73.25

Primrose Hill’s finest Oasis tribute act make drug fuelled, bloated, protracted opus to excess. Not as bad as I remember.

Spent £16 on the CD on the release date (£2,000 in today’s money) and we tried to convince ourselves it was the greatest album ever. Alan McGee clutched straws be telling fans it was an album to be ‘played as loud as possible’. A whole generation of Oasis fans were left deaf by the 67th minute. Tinnitus troubling stuff.

1.D'you Know What I Mean? 84
2.My Big Mouth. 68
3.Magic Pie. 72
4.Stand By Me. 75
5.I Hope, I Think, I Know. 77
6.The Girl In The Dirty Shirt. 70
7.Fade In-Out. 83
8.Don't Go Away. 79
9.Be Here Now. 72
10.All Around The World. 68. (9 mins!!)
11.It's Gettin' Better (Man!!). 67
12.All Around The World (Reprise). 64
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From 06/02/2022 16:45
Don't really understand why this is much maligned. Obviously not as good as their first two albums, but certainly not a bad album. Only gripe is it's a little too long. All Around the World is a good song but there's no need for it to be 9 minutes long. My favourites on the album are I Hope I Think I Know and Don't Go Away.
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From 04/27/2022 22:20
This is definitely the start of the end for Oasis. They seem to have lost their spark and their edge on the songs and there is such a large amount of filler and weak tracks on here. It is such a bloated release as well with it coming in at around an hour and 11 minutes with some songs being stretched to their limit and not in a good way. The production is pretty poor and the music sounds like a mess half the time. You lose some instruments in places and it is tough to even see what they are going for on some songs. There are some positives like a few exceptional tracks but they really are diamonds in the rough. They demonstrate that they could still create amazing things but external factors are stopping them from doing it. Overall, this is a pretty poor record and is quite a mess in my opinion.
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From 01/08/2022 13:58
I really liked them at the time and saw them live, but this album was a bit like their star beginning to fade. Still some fine tracks
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From 04/15/2021 19:47
I have never tried cocaine but this album makes me wonder if I should.
An interminable mess with so much energy and grandiosity that I can’t help but find it endearing.
It has past the point of being a guilty pleasure, it’s now just orgasmic.
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From 12/10/2020 14:03
As pretty much everyone has already pointed out, the length of the songs is the main reason that holds this album back.
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From 09/10/2020 13:42
Damn. This album is a mess. The songs all have unbelievable potential and they ARE good songs, but most are way too long and the production is pretty bad. This album could use a serious remix, though it will never happen. Pretty unfortunate, still biblical.
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