Can it really be twenty years since Oasis released their third album, Be Here Now ?
It can. The release date was Thursday 21 August 1997. The album cover photograph, taken by renowned rock photographer Michael Spencer Jones at Stocks House (at the time, a hotel) in Hertfordshire, England actually showed a vintage wooden calendar displaying the release date.
Stocks House was the headquarters for the notorious Playboy publishing magnate, Victor Lownes. It was the setting for many hedonistic parties during the 1970’s, and a training camp for Playboy Bunnies. This pedigree made it an emminently suitable location for Oasis’ third album cover. Originally conceived as an homage to Keith Moon, the Rolls Royce Silver Shadow was actually submerged in the swimming pool during the photo shoot, and was not added in Photoshop later (as is commonly assumed).
To celebrate the anniversary, Michael is releasing this iconic cover image as a limited edition signed print – limited to 195 copies worldwide, with an image measuring 18 x 18 inches on paper measuring 24 x 25 inches. Each limited edition print is numbered and signed by Michael Spencer Jones in the white border under the image, and comes with a certificate of authenticity complete with unique hologram identification.
Also available is a very limited paired set that includes (in addition to the front cover) a highly collectable edition of the iconic calendar image (used for the promotion of the original release).
Order now to avoid disappointment. Click on the links above, or here.
Complete the set
If you haven’t already, please do also consider Michael’s Definitely Maybe and (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? limited editions, which are an identical physical size to the new Be Here Now print, and make for a nice wall display. Prices shown online do not include frames, but we can organise framing for UK customers – just ask for a quote on framing if this is of interest.