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Oasis formed in 1991 in Manchester. The band released 27 singles and 7 studio albums between 1994 and 2009.

Their number 1 singles include 'Don't Look Back In Anger', 'Go Let It Out', 'The Importance Of Being Idle' and 'The Shock Of The Lightning'. All 27 singles were collected together recently on their release 'Time Flies...1994-2009'. All 7 ... Read more in Amazon's Oasis Store

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  • Audio CD (2 Mar. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Special Offers
  • ASIN: B000024TT4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,163 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. D'you Know What I Mean
2. My Big Mouth
3. Magic Pie
4. Stand By Me
5. I Hope I Think I Know
6. Girl In The Dirty Shirt
7. Fade In Out
8. Don't Go Away
9. Be Here Now
10. All Around The World
11. It's Gettin Better (Man)
12. All Around The World (reprise)

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OASIS Be Here Now (Original 1997 UK Creation Records issue 12-track CD album including DYou Know What I Mean? Dont Go Away Stand By Me and All Around The World picture sleeve CRESCD219)

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In retrospect, it's hard to see how Oasis could have possibly equalled the hype surrounding the release of this, their third album. Arriving as their popularity was at its peak, it's a confusing, faintly self-indulgent collection. The first single, the wryly-titled "D'You Know What I Mean?", had a monolithic sort of grandeur, taking Noel Gallagher's fondness for overdubbed, wall-of-sound guitars to some new peak, but also seemed a little over-extended--as did its follow-up, "All Around The World", a slab of Beatles-esque, sing-along pop that seemed to last longer than the entire White Album. Then again, it made a kind of sense: nothing if not mindful of rock tradition, Oasis's quest to be the World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band meant that they were obliged--like the Stones before them--to make their own mid-1970s album (albeit, two decades too late). And from its Caribbean origins, to its raucous, bloated, "cocained-out" sound, this is it: a triumph of arrogance over ambition. Maybe next time they'll go punk. --Andrew McGuire

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By scott barber on 26 Dec. 2014
Format: Audio CD
Brilliant album, the best Oasis ever produced, and my all-time favourite album by any band. It's an album that is endlessly repeatable and I never bore of listening to. It's glorious 90's Britpop in it's heyday, captured and bottled in one long, epic, swaggeringly loud anthem-driven sound. No album that came before it has sounded this bold and brash, and no album since has dared to either. As legend has it, the album was written while the band were taking copious amounts of coke, and this is why the album sounds like it does.

Critics went crazy over it at the time, then quickly backtracked once Britpop died along with princess Di, but actually those early 5 star reviews were pretty much spot on! There were so many great tracks that Noel had written, the B sides from this period were even better than the songs that made it on to the album - The Fame, I got (the Fever), Going Nowhere, Stay Young, Sister Lover.

If you want to hear Oasis in their prime, moments before Britpop crashed and Oasis lost their `bigger-than-Beatles' status, then this is the album to listen to, and not the much vaunted `What's the Story, Morning Glory', which has lost much of its appeal over the years due to being overplayed to death, and now sounding more dated and predictable than a karaoke jukebox. Sure, it does also contain many classis, but if you want hear pure adrenalin rock at its finest (and loudest), then `Be Here Now' is where you need to be....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By miss j l mitchell on 20 July 2014
Format: Audio CD
Okay, I'll start off by saying that Be Here Now is not as good as Morning Glory by a long shot. However, I trusted that Oasis could still deliver whilst at a low point; and I was rewarded. Be Here Now has multiple great tracks, such as D'you Know What I Mean, All Around The World, and The Girl In The Dirty Shirt. The rest are listenable, even on a bad day (with the exceptions of Fade In-Out and My Big Mouth). On a good day, I will even do the whole album - but they are becoming rarer. The novelty on some songs wears off after a while, and you start seeing it as an overly long wall of sound. However, I thoroughly enjoyed my first listen of Be Here Now, and I have not yet with of any songs as consistently bad - there are always days when you feel like listening to a particular BHN song, no matter which one.
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Released in 1997 "Be Here Now" was the 3rd studio album by Oasis. After the high quality offerings of "Definitely Maybe" and "(What's The Story) Morning Glory?", it's fair to say that "Be Here Now" had its work cut out to match up to the ridiculously high standards of Gallagher Inc.'s first two albums. But how exactly does this 3rd one fare?

I think the easiest thing for me to do first is point out BHN's biggest flaw, that being the length of the songs. The impression I get is that the band forgot to check their stop watches while recording each track because most, if not all of them, can be a drag. D'YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? And MAGIC PIE run on for over seven minutes, while ALL AROUND THE WORLD insists on making your ears run a marathon by going on for over a tiresome NINE...MINUTES.

In fact seven of the album's twelve tracks last over 5½ minutes, and while a lot of us do enjoy a few banging drums and some uplifting electric guitar strumming in a track, there are only so many minutes in a day. We wanna listen to as many tunes as we possibly can in those 24 little hours. Whether you're sitting in your chair, lying on your bed, or walking around the room, there's no escaping the frustration of the fact that Oasis got a little carried away while recording this stuff, leaving you saying through gnashed teeth "For crying out loud, will you just hurry up and finish so I can listen to the next piece of work?!"

It's a use-up-an-entire-box-of-tissues crying shame about the length of the songs, because what Oasis did record here is very entertaining. D'YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? is a great start with its strong (and slightly angry I would say) drumbeat and the guitars releasing great dollops of adrenaline into your system.
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By AGC2070 on 20 Jun. 2004
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I hate to say it, but after this album I didn't listen to Oasis for around seven years. Their rise from a working class background to superstardom was the stuff of fairytales, powered by a clutch of classic singles and B sides, and of course two megalithic albums.
Comparisons to the Beatles were inevitable and this was clearly supposed to be their 'Sergeant Pepper' - it even has the realease date on the cover, implying that you should remember where you were at the time.

However, you need something more ethereal than eighty-odd guitar tracks to create a masterpiece. This album is NOISY, and perhaps it is nostalgia that enables me to enjoy it more now that when released.

It begins with the anthemic 'D'you know what I mean?', resplendant with backwards vocals and a video that seemed like the introduction to a Vietnam war film (lots of helicoptors). This sets the tone is set for the album. This song perhaps contains Noel's best 'Be Here Now' lyric in "Open up your fist and you'll receive". - Ironic for a band that at the time seemed the epitome of aggression!

The ending to 'Magic Pie' is perhaps as memorable as the song itself.
'Stand by me' is 'Oasis by numbers' although still a good song.
The 7th chord stabs and funky electric piano on 'The Girl in the Dirty Shirt' show a return to the more melodic Oasis that we know and love, whilst the brooding bluesy 'Fade In-Out' is another of the album's better tracks. Meanwhile 'Be here Now' (the song) has a catchy flute/whistle motif reminiscent of Johnny and the Hurricane's 'Red River Rock'!

Surprisingly, I think 'All Around the World' is the album's best track.
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