Thanks for sharing. At last an attempt to assess Oasis on their own merits (and failings) apart from their public image at the time. One point rings very true - the original demos are nearly as long as the final tracks. It was a huge, massive sounding work by design, and the big album that Noel secretly always wanted to make. The way it sounds was not , at its core, a result of too much Cocaine and paranoia (although those factors sent things awry during the recording process, for sure). At its best, listening to Be Here Now is like surfing on top of a giant football crowd on a celestial stadium terrace on Jupiter. At it's worst, it's like being trapped at a party with a bunch of braying coked up boors, and wishing that you'd got the last bus home three hours ago.