Oasis Reissues 5 Albums, Including 'Be Here Now'

Posted by Amoebite, August 26, 2016 11:52am | Post a Comment

Oasis Reissues

This summer a wave of new Oasis reissues arrived to surprise and delight fans of parkas, brotherly rivalries, and all things Britpop. Don't Believe the Truth and Standing on the Shoulder of Giants appeared in July, with The Masterplan and Heathen Chemistry following a month later. This October, the band's own Big Brother Recordings has something even more special up its rumpled sleeve, however -- a killer new version of Be Here Now jam-packed with all kinds of impressive extras.

Here's what makes each CD and vinyl reissue special. 

Be Here Now

Be Here Now (1997)
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The band's third studio album is the latest installment in their Chasing the Sun reissue campaign, which began in 2014 with fancied up versions of (What's the Story) Morning Glory? and Definitely Maybe. The remastered LP features goodies like the live debut of "My Big Mouth" at Knebworth Park, an acoustic cover of the Noel/Chemical Brothers collaboration "Setting Sun," an unreleased version of "Stand by Me" and the 2016 reworking of "D'You Know What I Mean?" Also included are the long-lost Mustique demos, 14 tracks recorded by in 1996 Noel Gallagher and producer Owen Morris on the Caribbean island.

The Masterplan

The Masterplan (1998)

Recently reissued on CD and as a 180-gram vinyl LP, The Masterplan compiles B-sides that never made their way onto a studio album and were previously only available on European import singles. The comp went platinum in the UK, where it peaked at #2 in the charts.

Standing on the Shoulder of Giants

Standing on the Shoulder of Giants (2000)

Oasis' fourth studio album saw some lineup changes with the departure of Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs, Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan and producer Owen Morris. With Indian music, electronic, and modern psych influences, the LP finds the band experimenting with their signature sound. 

Heathen Chemistry

Heathen Chemistry (2002)

Available as a 180-gram, 2-LP reissue, Heathen Chemistry was the first Oasis album to feature significant writing contributions from members other than main songwriter Noel -- namely, Liam Gallagher, Andy Bell and Gem Archer. Compared to their earlier releases, the album features a more rough and raw rock sound.

Don't Believe the Truth

Don't Believe the Truth (2005)

Another 180-gram, 2-LP vinyl reissue, Oasis' 2005 album reached the #1 slot in the UK album charts and went triple-platinum. Noel Gallagher has named Don't Believe the Truth as his favorite of the band's recent releases because of the teamwork involved in its creation process; each member contributed to the writing process and it's the first album where all duties were shared evenly among the artists. 

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