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Stand By Me
Stand By Me
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
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The second single from 'Be Here Now'. It's backed with threenew non-album tracks: '(I Got) The Fever', 'My Sister Lover'and 'Going Nowhere'. Digipak. 1997 Creation release.


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All Artists: Oasis
Title: Stand By Me
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Big Brother
Release Date: 9/29/1997
Album Type: Single, Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Style: British Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 766484177927


Album Description
The second single from 'Be Here Now'. It's backed with threenew non-album tracks: '(I Got) The Fever', 'My Sister Lover'and 'Going Nowhere'. Digipak. 1997 Creation release.

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C. M. Hollis | 11/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is just a brilliant, fantastic, great, awsome and marvellous song. I've run out of superlatives to throw at this Oasis tune, my second best from them behind Champagne Supernova (and that is a amazing song). I just love this band. If you've never heard this song before than you are missing a gem."
One of Oasis' best CD singles
S. Zayas | Detroit | 06/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Stand By Me" is, by no means, Oasis' best single track, but the import CD single -- EP if you will -- is fantastic. "Stand By Me," though a bit cliche and overblown (in terms of sound and production) is a catchy, enjoyable tune. It is certainly one of the stronger tracks on the (widely panned) Be Here Now album.

But, if "Stand By Me" were the best song on the CD single, it wouldn't be worth buying. It's not. "(I Got) The Fever" is a solid rock song, with big guitars, powerful vocals, and a catchy, melodic chorus. "My Sister Lover" appears to be about an incestuous relationship. Lyrics aside, like "(I Got) The Fever," it's a hard rocker with a nice hook. "Going Nowhere" is slower Noel-sung song which, in terms of quality, is fairly typical of spare Oasis material. There have been worse songs that have found their way onto albums.

I have a lot of Oasis singles -- maybe all of them -- and this is one of my favorites. Good stuff."
A terrific CD single--Oasis' seemingly magic touch is on ful
Dave | United States | 08/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Oasis were already legendary by this time for their terrific non-LP b-sides, and by all means, the trend continued with the "Stand By Me" UK CD single. In addition to the great title track, you get 3 additional tracks, all of which are terrific songs written by Noel Gallagher, and of these, only "Going Nowhere" appears on the b-sides compilation "The Masterplan". The rocker "(I Got) The Fever", which somewhat recalls the Happy Mondays' "Kinky Afro", has jangly guitars, a bluesy guitar riff, and neatly switches from minor-keyed verses to a major-keyed chorus. The religion-themed "My Sister Lover" does have noticeably weak and surprisingly simplistic lyrics, but despite this, it's an irresisible rocker with an absolutely larger-than-life sound, with an ultra-distorted fuzzy lead guitar tone from Noel, and superb harmony on the chorus. The disc closes with the breezy, wistful ballad "Going Nowhere" which recalls Burt Bacharach with its electric piano and horn arrangement. For any genuine Oasis fan, this single ranks as a must-have."