Indie Anthology: Oasis release third studio album ‘Be Here Now’

Be Here Now reissue
Courtesy of Jill Furmanovsky

On August 21st, 1997, English rockers Oasis released their third studio album, Be Here Now, via Creation Records. In its first week of release, the album sold a whopping 400,000 copies in the UK, and has shifted over 8 million around the world.

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The album was recorded at several studios across London, England, including Abbey Road Studios and Ridge Farm. After it was released, it went No. 1 in 15 countries and to this date, it’s the top-selling album in its first seven days of release in the U.K.

The record followed Oasis’ extremely well-received albums: their 1994 debut, Definitely Maybe, and their 1995 sophomore album, (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?. Be Here Now did divide critics for years, as it moved toward longer tunes and grand sonic flourishes. But, it features beloved Oasis hits like “Stand By Me,” “Don’t Go Away,” and “My Big Mouth.”

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This year marks the 25th anniversary of Be Here Now. In celebration of the event, Big Brother Recordings is sharing a limited-edition collectors version of the album. The new version of the record will be out on August 19th on a silver-coloured double-LP, a double picture disc, and a cassette. Each version has remastered audio, but there aren’t any bonus tracks or special features.

The record will be available exclusively on Oasis’ online store. You can pre-order it here.

Oasis already re-released their first two albums back in 2016.

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