Oasis are set to reissue their 1997 album ‘Be Here Now’ on October 7. The reissue will include some never before heard tracks, remastered versions of songs, live tracks, an entire session of demos and a new remix of ‘D’You Know What I Mean’.
The album was hugely successful when it was originally released, reaching number 1 in 14 countries worldwide. At the time it was also the fastest selling UK album ever, selling over 424,000 copies on its first day.
It will be the third album to be reissued through the band’s ‘Chasing The Sun’ campaign, following ‘Definitely Maybe’ and ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory’.
‘Be Here Now’ is in many ways the archetypal difficult third album, and has often taken a bashing from critics for being lavishly over the top and generally quite ridiculous, with 9 minute overproduced songs full of unnecessary experimentation and huge guitar solos.
Oasis guitarist / songwriter Noel Gallagher took to the bands instagram profile and posted this message regarding the albums reissue:
Lest we forget.. Even now this shit is out of the reach of 99.99% of rock n roll bands working today. Brings a tear to my eye ball as to how fucking good we were. High as motherfuckers and all!!!
The most recent piece of material that will feature on the reissue is a new remix of ‘D’You Know What I Mean’ that has been produced this year by Noel himself.
The High Flying Birds singer said of the mix: “As the years went by I’d started to accept that the songs on Be Here Now were in fact insanely long … too long! Someone (I can’t remember who) had the idea that we re-visit, re-edit the entire album for posterity’s sake. We got as far as the first track before we couldn’t be arsed anymore and gave up … it does sound fucking mega though.”
If you can’t quite wait for the ‘Be Here Now’ reissue some of the new tracks including Noel’s remix are now available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal.