Oasis’ highly acclaimed 1997 album ‘Be Here Now’ was one of the year’s most powerful and popular releases in regards to the Britrock scene. The album, boasted four massive hit singles for the group including ‘Stand By Me’, ‘D’You Know What I Mean’, ‘All Around The World’, and ‘Don’t Go Away. As far as commercial performance, Be Here Now sold over 424,000 units, and by the end of business on Saturday that week sales had reached 663,389, making it based on the first seven days of sales, the fastest-selling album in British history. The album became their highest charting release in the US by debuting at number two on the Billboard 200 chart.
Be Here Now was the biggest selling album of 1997 in the UK, with 1.47 million units sold that year. By the end of 1997, Be Here Now had sold eight million units worldwide. However, most sales came from the first two weeks of release, and once the album was released to UK radio stations the turnover tapered off. Buyers realized that the album was not another (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? and by 1999, it was reported that it was the album most sold to second-hand record stores.
It is now being reported that the beloved Oasis album is now getting a reissue just in time for the aforementioned album’s upcoming 25th anniversary. It would be made available with remastered audio on a choice of cassette or vinyl and will come up just days before the original LP’s release date on August 19th of this year. The album previously had a CD reissue in 2016.
Over on a popular e-commerce site, fans have been posting their love and admiration for the classic LP. One fan would write: “This is a loud and brash inroad to psychedelia and British invasion level pop. It’s a marriage that is about perfect all told at its best. In retrospect, a lot of things click on this record that would never click again for the band. It’s the type of album that nobody would make today nor could many even do so if they wanted. And we are all the better for it. Magic Pie remains one of the greatest songs ever written.”
The album can be pre-ordered courtesy of Oasis’ offical website.