Oasis share demo of ‘Be Here Now’ track ‘Stand By Me’

Reissue comes out next week

Oasis have shared a demo of their ‘Be Here Now’ track ‘Stand By Me’.

The version will feature on the Britpop band’s reissue of their 1997 LP, which comes out on October 14. The group had previously revealed Noel Gallagher’s 2016 mix of ‘D’You Know What I Mean?’ and a demo of B-side ‘Going Nowhere’.

‘Be Here Now’ was originally released in August 1997, following on from the Manchester band’s 1994 debut album ‘Definitely Maybe’ and 1995 second LP ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’.

Download the Mustique demo of ‘Stand By Me’ here and stream it via various platforms.


Meanwhile, betting has been suspended on a possible Oasis reunion taking place in 2017.

The Britpop band split in 2009, with rumours of the group reuniting circulating ever since. Last week saw bookmakers slash the odds of Oasis reforming while former guitarist Bonehead added that he’d “be there like a shot” if a reunion seemed likely.

Now bookmakers Betway have suspended all bets on a 2017 Oasis reunion. The company’s Alan Alger has said of the decision: “Our traders were put on red alert after a significant number of maximum stake bets at 5/4 for Oasis to reunite in 2017 were placed. It’s a niche market to bet on, so it was immediately flagged up and the decision to suspend any further betting on the band getting back together was taken.”

“If the betting activity has come from sources ‘in the know’, then it would seem we could well be on for an Oasis reunion next year. We’ll now just have to wait and see, and I’m sure there will be millions of fans with their fingers crossed!”