‘Be Here Now’ is the third release in the Oasis ‘Chasing The Sun: 1993-1997’ series, to be released October 14, 2016 on Big Brother Recordings. This album follows the successful re-releases of the legendary Manchester band’s first two albums, ‘Definitely Maybe’ and ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’, which were both part of the same series.
Arguably the most anticipated British album release of all time, ‘Be Here Now’ was recorded with producer Owen Morris at Abbey Road Studios, Ridge Farm Studios, and Air Studios between October 1996 and May 1997. The previous summer, Oasis has played to over 250,000 people over two nights at Knebworth House, in what for many people were the defining gigs of the 1990s.
Originally released at midnight on Thursday August 21, 1997, ‘Be Here Now’ sold 700,000 copies in just 3 days and remains to this day the fastest selling UK album on release. To date it has sold over 8 million copies worldwide. Oasis released three singles from the album, two of which – ‘D’You Know What I Mean?’ and ‘All Around The World’ – charted at No.1, with ‘Stand By Me’ reaching No.2.
Respected music journalist Hamish MacBain has written new sleeve notes for the album.
“20 years on from Knebworth, ‘Be Here Now’ still stands as the most unique album in the Oasis back catalogue, and a unique album in the history of rock’n’roll” Hamish MacBain, 2016