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Oasis / Be Here Now reissue due in 2016

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Oasis‘ third album, 1997’s Be Here Now, will be re-released in October, the third in the ‘Chasing The Sun’ reissued series…

beherenow_boxThe album has been remastered from the original tapes and formats are similar to the previous reissues. They include a three-CD deluxe edition, a 2LP vinyl reissue and the super deluxe edition box set which includes the 2LP vinyl, 3CD set, a book, a bonus 12” white label and various other items of memorabilia.


All but the single CD remaster will feature a bevy of B-sides, rarities and demos, including a whole disc of the latter recorded in 1996 on the Caribbean Island of Mustique (the vinyl comes with a download code for this extra material). The reissue also features a 2016 Noel Gallagher remix of D’You Know What I Mean?

Be Here Now will be reissued on 7 October 2016.


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 Be Here Now Chasing The Sun 3CD Edition:

Disc 1

1. D’You Know What I Mean? (Remastered) 07:44
2. My Big Mouth (Remastered) 05:11
3. Magic Pie (Remastered) 07:10
4. Stand By Me (Remastered) 05:55
5. I Hope, I Think, I Know (Remastered) 04:22
6. The Girl In The Dirty Shirt (Remastered) 05:49
7. Fade In-Out (Remastered) 06:51
8. Don’t Go Away (Remastered) 04:48
9. Be Here Now (Remastered) 05:12
10. All Around The World (Remastered) 09:19
11. It’s Gettin’ Better (Man!!) (Remastered) 07:03
12. All Around The World (Reprise) (Remastered) 02:04

Disc 2

1 Stay Young (Remastered) 5:08
2 The Fame (Remastered) 4:36
3 Flashbax (Remastered) 5:09
4 (I Got) The Fever (Remastered) 5:15
5 My Sister Lover (Remastered) 5:59
6 Going Nowhere (Remastered) 4:42
7 Stand By Me (Live At Bonehead’s Outtake) 6:03
8 Untitled (Demo) 4:38
9 Help! (Live In LA) 3:45
10 Setting Sun (Live Radio Broadcast) 3:56
11 If We Shadows (Demo) 4:53
12 Don’t Go Away (Demo) 3:43
13 My Big Mouth (Live At Knebworth Park) 5:21
14 D’You Know What I Mean? (NG’s 2016 Rethink) 7:23

Disc 3

1 D’You Know What I Mean? (Mustique Demo) 7:16
2 My Big Mouth (Mustique Demo) 5:17
3 My Sister Lover (Mustique Demo) 6:09
4 Stand By Me (Mustique Demo) 6:01
5 I Hope, I Think, I Know (Mustique Demo) 4:11
6 The Girl In The Dirty Shirt (Mustique Demo) 5:23
7 Don’t Go Away (Mustique Demo) 4:18
8 Trip Inside (Be Here Now) (Mustique Demo) 4:48
9 Fade In-Out (Mustique Demo) 6:00
10 Stay Young (Mustique Demo) 4:59
11 Angel Child (Mustique Demo) 4:28
12 The Fame (Mustique Demo) 4:45
13 All Around The World (Mustique Demo) 6:31
14 It’s Gettin’ Better (Man!!) (Mustique Demo) 6:39

Be Here Now Chasing The Sun 2LP Vinyl

A
1. D’You Know What I Mean? (Remastered) 07:44
2. My Big Mouth (Remastered) 05:11
3. Magic Pie (Remastered) 07:10
B
1. Stand By Me (Remastered) 05:55
2. I Hope, I Think, I Know (Remastered) 04:22
3. The Girl In The Dirty Shirt (Remastered) 05:49
C
1. Fade In-Out (Remastered) 06:51
2. Don’t Go Away (Remastered) 04:48
3. Be Here Now (Remastered) 05:12
D
1. All Around The World (Remastered) 09:19
2. It’s Gettin’ Better (Man!!) (Remastered) 07:03
3. All Around The World (Reprise) (Remasterd) 02:04

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2badmofo

I’ve heard there is an error with 1 track on 3cd version. Can anybody tell me what it is? I’m still waiting on box set from HMV + 3CD Japan Version

Wayne Klein

I have to ask Paul, does this sound as compressed and harsh as the remasters for the first two? Those sound awful. I wish that Noel would realize that not everyone likes to,listen to crap mastering.

Paul Trotman

Must admit I think the guitar solo on D’you Know What I mean is one of the best things they’ve ever done.

JWL

The Japanese bonus track is a demo of All Around the World

smorrissey

Compared to their next album Standing on the shoulders of giants…be here now was pretty good….

ANDREW r

Oasis get a lot of flack for this album but it follows in a long line of difficult 3rd albums
(The doors waiting for the sun is an example) that were slated at the time then later reevaluated.
Personally i thought and still think that Oasis make a glorious noise and a lot of the objections to them are simply snobbery.

Mark

According to the official store “All box set pre-orders will receive the following –
On line store exclusive – individually numbered, limited edition hand written lyric sheet of ‘Stand By Me’”. No extra music means a pass.
HMV have an exclusive 12″ vinyl of Stand by Me and (I Got) The Fever but it seems only to be bundled with either the box set, the 3cd or the vinyl issue. Will probably be the way I’ll go as a hard core fan (sucker).

Kevin

U.S. Release date for 3cd and 2lp vinyl was pushed back a week. New date: October 14th.

Robert

This looks like a solid candidate for a deep discount on Amazon around the holidays. I picked up the first two Oasis box sets on Amazon US for $50 and under each. Of course it was months after the release but sometimes patience pays off.

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msr

Japanese HMV website states there will be a thirteenth track on CD1

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greg nash

This is my fav oasis album, and I’ve been waiting years to hear those Mustique demos. Oddly the £100 I don’t mind, but the £10.50 is cutting deep, waiting for somewhere else to stock it

Philip Birtwistle

Looks great. A chance to reassess a “lost” album in the band’s career.

zane richardson

Many thanks Paul, ordered the 2LP @ 22.99.
In case any of your readers weren’t aware, you can now get/pre-order The Masterplan, Heathen Chemistry, Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, and Don’t Believe the Truth reissues via SRCvinyl – the former two coming mid August and the latter two already released this month. I paid a hefty £40 carriage fee when I pre-ordered TM & HC in May but Juno Records will be also be stocking them next month.

Lee Carson

3CD is down to £16.99 at Amazon

Elliot

I’m looking forward to this, Be Here Now is underrated. It could do with some songs being made shorter or swapped out for a b-side but overall it’s a great listen.

I think a DVD would have been a nice addition to this, the GMEX gig that was filmed would have been fantastic to have. Some live material from the Dublin gig where Noel covered for Liam’s absence on vocals and an acoustic version of Setting Sun going into Fade In-Out from 1998 is worthy of inclusion too.

Paul

Finally. Been waiting ages for this.

JWL

I’m surprised they haven’t included the two tracks they did live for the BBC1 show (Be Here Now & It’s Gettin Better Man). I remember Radio 1 playing them too.

A disappointing lack of DVD content for all these reissues considering what a mass of footage exists for the band in this period (there’s at least 5 complete concerts from the BHN tour professionally filmed)… and the Knebworth show will pass its 20th anniversary still unreleased. Pretty crazy given it was originally rumoured to be planned to be shown in cinemas within a few months of the concert.

Adey

I’m glad they didn’t include the b sides from the japan cd single “don’t go away”. Also nice to see a missing “knebworth” track to add to the incomplete radio 1 broadcast. Its a shame they “its gettin’ better man” wasn’t added too.

Andy

It’s a real shame he didn’t follow through and remix the whole album – I’d definitely have bought that.

mike

And why is the question the world is asking….

auteur55

I oddly have none of the b-sides from this era so I’m looking forward to this. The album is already compressed beyond belief so I can’t imagine what the remastering will sound like.

Robert

Im curious if they get a little more realistic with the prices on
the Super Deluxe version. I ended up get the first two off
of Amazon US for around $50 each at Christmas Time 2-3 years ago.
Ill probably wait this one out as well.

JWL

The “rethink” on DYKWIM is in terms of the mix, stripping it back, not the length. The length is identical to the original single. The album version added 20 seconds with the opening sound of a plane (taken from the Mustique demo).

Like millions I bought this as soon as the store opened on August 21st 1997. I haven’t listened to it in at least 15 years now, but I think some of the reputation it has gained for being a total turkey is undeserved.

(From memory) There are some really good melodies and it perfectly captures a moment in a time and a spirit the original band had, before the two members then left, Creation Records folded and everything became rather overly professional and mundane (including Noel pretty much giving up playing lead guitar).

With a little bit more care with the tracklisting (i.e. Stay Young not Magic Pie, no Blaze of Glory Fade In/Out guff but Sister Lover if they wanted a dark sound) and arrangements this could have seen them truly break America and be the biggest British band in generations.

2badmofo

Blaze of Glory, lol. I’ve always heard that on there too, Shame they didn’t put the Covers & All Around The World (full version) on this too

StackLeeAdams

I love this album – it might even be my favorite of theirs. If their first two albums were perfect plates of poutine, this one is a poutine with cheese curds, gravy, green onions, chili, jalapeños, shredded cheese, pulled pork, grilled chicken and hot sauce served with a side of ranch.

It has far too many ingredients and it’s completely over the top – the famous poutine that they were known for is still there, a little messier, but enjoyable in it’s own way because it’s so completely over the top. Think of the food that you hate yourself for loving so much because you know it’s terrible for you.

Drug-influenced or not, you have to admire the cojones of the guys who decided “f it, let’s go for it” and just went all out.

Peter Yarrow

I shall get the boxset at some point – also worth looking out for the one-sided promo 12″ in HMV as the previous two releases had these before release. I was expecting that the Oasisinet store would be offering a free 12″ replica of a single with the boxset as per the previous two – maybe the free download is instead of a 12″?

OceanBlue

Not much impressed by the new remix (the single edit is 7:22, so this new remix is actually longer than it!)… he lowered the drums and the bass and added some strings.
A reissue missing at least 2 tracks for royalties reasons ? I just refuse to believe it.
Quite curious to hear
8. Untitled (Demo) 4:38
11 If We Shadows (Demo) 4:53
12 Don’t Go Away (Demo) 3:43

Kevin

Wow! This was nice to wake up to. Finally! Nice to see Noel didn’t abandon ship on the reissue program.

Michael Fortin

I was wondering what happened to this! I like the 2016 Noel remix of DYNWIM. Looking forward to putting this on the shelf next to the other two.

paul kelly

i/ll will be buying this one the only problem is the price is a bit expensive at 22 pounds the last 2 oasis deluxe albums were only 15 pounds at hmv

Jonathan

curiously enough, the super deluxe box sets of DM and WtSMG are still available on their official webstore…

Dan

I guess the memorabilia contents attracted the hardcore Oasis crowd but the pricing is ridiculous considering the audio is all available separately significantly cheaper.

I feel ripped off buying the Floyd ‘Division Bell’ box just to get the Bluray, while knowingly paying most of the asking price for a bunch of vinyl I don’t want or use. Floyd are the only band I would put money before common sense on certain things however and that’s the same with a lot of fans of specific bands. Hence the constant overpricing.

Stu

Hopefully HMV/Fopp will have an exclusive 12″ white label for this reissue, same as they did for DM and WTSMG.

Phil Wilson

First to spot any Japan bonus tracks please post them here. Definitely Maybe and Morning Glory both had 2 bonus tracks on disc 1, not sure if there’ll be space on these for them though.

Phil Wilson

Or to save on the Royalties!

Dogfacedboy

I think they are not including the cover of ‘Heroes’ out of respect for the dead. And Street Fighting Man for the undead

Paul Kent

No “Heroes” or Street Fighting Man?

Horslips

And presumably the “Angel Child (Demo)” which was a b-side is from the Mustique demos so is included there!

I’m still holding on to my singles just in case not.

Craig Williams

Where’s their version of Bowie’s Heroes (b-side to DYKWIM)

Paul W

Just put my order in thanks paul

JasonC

Bought BHN on the day it came out and was sooo disappointed. That 2016 mix of DYKWIM is a little revelation however. I wonder if NG had considered remixing the whole album – it might have changed BHN’s general critical perception.

Chris Brown

So he’s remade it to be less “insanely long” and it’s 21 seconds shorter. Less time than it’s taking me to type this comment.

WeeSluggy

Was just thinking its been ages since the last reissue , and finally its arrived…nothing like keeping the fans waiting eh ??

Peter Yarrow