Be Here Now is the third studio album by English rock band Oasis
(vocalist Liam Gallagher pictured), released in August 1997. The album
was highly anticipated by music critics and fans after the band's
worldwide success with Definitely Maybe (1994) and (What's the Story)
Morning Glory? (1995). Be Here Now became the United Kingdom's fastest
selling album to date, selling over 350,000 units on the first day of
release. Oasis' management company Ignition sought to control access to
the album before its release to prevent overexposure, but its tactics
resulted in the alienation of members of the media. Although initial
reviews were positive, retrospectively the album is viewed by much of
the music press and by most members of the band as over-indulgent and
bloated. In 2007, Q magazine, having given it five stars on its release,
said that it is often thought of as "a disastrous, overblown folly—the
moment when Oasis, their judgement clouded by drugs and blanket
adulation, ran aground on their own sky-high self-belief." The album's
producer Owen Morris said of the recording sessions: "The only reason
anyone was there was the money." (Full article...).
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Citizens of Toledo, Castile, who were opposed to the rule of
the foreign-born Charles V, rose up in revolt when the royal government
attempted to unseat radical city councilors.
The first passenger line of what would become Indian Railways,
the state-owned railway company of India, opened between Bombay (now
Mumbai) and Thane.
Famed lawman Bat Masterson of the American Old West engaged in
his last gun battle before later becoming a journalist.
Vladimir Lenin returned to Petrograd from Switzerland, and
joined the Bolshevik movement in Russia.
American financier and presidential adviser Bernard Baruch
first described the post–World War II tensions between the Soviet
Union and the United States as a "cold war".
India and Bangladesh began a five-day conflict over their
disputed border, which ended in a stalemate.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
(usually monarchy) Someone who will definitely inherit, assuming he
survives the one from whom he is inheriting.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
The finest words in the world are only vain sounds, if you
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