Header

GIVE & TAKE

Here & Now

Psychedelic/Space Rock


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Here & Now Give & Take album cover
3.48 | 21 ratings | 4 reviews | 10% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy HERE & NOW Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 1978

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. What You See Is What You Are (5:23)
2. Nearer Now (5:42)
3. Grate Fire Of London (7:33)
4. This Time (4:46)
5. Seventies Youth (5:00)
6. Improvisation (11:04)

Total Time: 39:13


Lyrics

Search HERE & NOW Give & Take lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search HERE & NOW Give & Take tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Steffy Sharpstrings / guitar, vocals
- Keith tha Missile / bass, vocals
- Gavin da Blitz / keyboards, synthesizers
- Kif Kif Le Batter / drums, guitar, vocals
- Suze da Blooze & Annie Mandrake / Choir of Angels


Releases information

LP Charly Records Ltd. NOW 1 (1978 UK)
CD Decal CD LIK 71 (1990 UK)
CD Tin Toy TTCD 015 (2001 UK)
CD Voiceprint VPJ 202 (2002 Japan)
CD Victor Entertainment VICP-70083 (2009 Japan)

Thanks to ProgLucky for the addition
and to HolyMoly for the last updates
Edit this entry

HERE & NOW MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy HERE & NOW Give & Take Music


Right Now on Ebay (logo)
George Shearing - Here & Now - Capitol - ST2372 - Stereo (LP) US $11.88 Buy It Now 1h 8m
Here & Now, Johnny Ray, New US $7.98 Buy It Now 2h 12m
Be Here Now by Oasis (CD, Aug-1997, Epic (USA)) US $0.30 [2 bids]
2h 20m
Funk Johnnie - Here & Now Cdrp CD US $16.63 Buy It Now 4h 22m
Here & Now - Live In London UK CD US $24.13 Buy It Now 4h 23m
OASIS BE HERE NOW CD Britpop rock Beady Eye Epic Records BMG mint US $5.43 Buy It Now 6h 8m
CD's x 2 ?- Oasis - Standing on the Shoulder of Giants & Be Here Now US $8.42 Buy It Now 6h 17m
CLOUDS Here Now 7" w/PS AUSSIE INDIE Red Vinyl US $20.68 Buy It Now 6h 34m
Oasis, Be Here Now Audio CD US $4.79 Buy It Now 6h 40m
CD Be Here Now Oasis US $4.00 Buy It Now 7h 41m
Johnny Ray - Here & Now CD US $10.44 Buy It Now 8h 3m
KATE SMITH Here & Now LP RCA SLP-3821 stereo (1967) original FACTORY SEALED US $8.79 Buy It Now 9h 8m
Oasis - Be Here Now NEW CD US $9.66 Buy It Now 10h 3m
AMERICA - HERE & NOW [AMERICA] [CD BOXSET] [2 DISCS] - NEW CD BOXSET US $7.71 Buy It Now 11h 33m
Charlie Major - Here & Now (1996) - Used - Compact Disc US $1.37 Buy It Now 11h 38m
NORTH POINT LIVE - NORTH POINT LIVE: HERE & NOW [DIGIPAK] - NEW CD US $8.91 Buy It Now 11h 41m
Oasis-Be Here Now CD Very Good US $5.51 Buy It Now 15h 7m
George Shearing(Vinyl LP)Here & Now-Capitol-ST 2372-UK-Ex/NM US $18.68 Buy It Now 16h 53m
RALPH CARMICHAEL I'm Here, God's Here, Now We Can LP Light LS-5624 VG+ SHRINK US $14.99 Buy It Now 19h 11m
Dorsey Burnette - Here & Now lp Punch Hole ST-11094 US $6.99 Buy It Now 20h 10m
Oasis: Be Here Now CD Album 3904G US $3.38 Buy It Now 20h 29m
Be Here Now by Oasis (CD, Aug-1997, Epic) New SS Sealed Unopen US $6.00 [0 bids]
20h 56m
OASIS - Be Here Now (UK 12 Track CD Album) US $5.93 Buy It Now 21h 4m
Here & Now: Live in Concert by Caribbean Jazz Project US $1.00 Buy It Now 22h 10m
Reese, Patty, Here & Now Audio CD US $7.16 Buy It Now 23h 20m
Reese, Patty, Here & Now Audio CD US $7.99 Buy It Now 23h 20m
Oasis "Be Here Now" CD PROMO with insert lyric 12 tracks 1997 Brazil US $14.90 [0 bids]
23h 31m
Here & Now : I Can Deliver CD (1993) US $3.96 Buy It Now 1 day
North Point Live: Here & Now, North Point Live, New US $8.59 Buy It Now 1 day
Oasis: Be Here Now , 1997, Epic US $0.99 [0 bids]
US $1.99 Buy It Now
1 day
LAUREN KENNEDY - HERE & NOW NEW CD US $22.12 Buy It Now 1 day
Richard Pryor-Here & Now, LP, 1983 Warner Bros. US $5.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Be Here Now by US $5.90 Buy It Now 1 day
Oasis Be Here Now CD album (CDLP) UK CRECD219 CREATION 1997 US $26.33 Buy It Now 1 day
Letters to Cleo CD Aurora Gory Alice 1995 Cherrydisc Here & Now US $2.95 Buy It Now 1 day
Big Buddha Be here now CD Single US $4.23 Buy It Now 1 day
Be Here Now, Oasis, Good US $6.34 Buy It Now 1 day
Oasis - Be Here Now - Rare UK Limited Edition Creation CD box set SEALED US $118.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Oasis - Be Here Now (CD 2000) US $10.20 Buy It Now 1 day
MAN DO YOU LIKE IT HERE NOW ARE YOU SETTLING IN GERMAN MUSIC RECORD ALBUM US $99.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Oasis (2) - Be Here Now CD US $9.33 Buy It Now 1 day
Oasis : Be Here Now CD (1997) US $3.76 Buy It Now 1 day
We Here Now! [PA] by Made West Entertainment (CD, Jan-2007, Made West) NEW US $12.99 Buy It Now 1 day
SHERMAN ROBERTSON here & now US 1995 AUDIO CASSETTE US $8.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Between Here & Now, Projections, Good US $3.92 Buy It Now 1 day
KASKADE - HERE & NOW 2CDs (New & Sealed) Dance House Deep Chilled US $6.78 Buy It Now 1 day
Oasis - Be Here Now - CD Album US $5.10 Buy It Now 1 day
Be Here Now by Oasis (CD, Aug-1997, Epic (USA)) US $1.00 Buy It Now 1 day
KATE SMITH HERE & NOW! 1967 LP RCA VICTOR LSP-3821THE SAND PEBBLES THAT'S LIFE US $9.95 [0 bids]
1 day
GEORGE SHEARING "Here & Now!" - Record Vinyl - 1965 LP US $6.95 Buy It Now 1 day
CD BILLY SQUIRE HERE & NOW 198 US $8.99 Buy It Now 1 day
HERE & NOW all over the show JAPAN MINI LP CD GONG SEALED US $22.99 [0 bids]
1 day
Oasis Be Here Now 1997 Cd US $5.00 Buy It Now 1 day
HERE & NOW SINGERS/this is the land/sealed 1970's lp US $18.99 Buy It Now 1 day
SEALED 1982 BILL MEDLEY Right Here & Now LP Easy Listen US $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
OASIS Be Here Now JAPAN MINI LP CD w/OBI beady eye Noel Gallagher's High Flying US $34.99 [0 bids]
1 day
GADD GANG - HERE & NOW (IMPORT) NEW CD US $58.72 Buy It Now 2 days
Taxi Doll : Here & Now CD (2009) US $4.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Various Artists Here & Now CD US $4.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Projections Between Here & Now CD US $3.91 Buy It Now 2 days
Eliza Doolittle Live 2011 London 09.04.11 (2 CD set) Abbey Road Live Here Now US $19.95 [0 bids]
2 days
Be Here Now by Oasis (CD, Aug-1997, Epic (USA)) US $5.00 [0 bids]
2 days
OASIS BE HERE NOW CASSETTE US $5.10 Buy It Now 2 days
Be Here Now by Oasis (CD, Aug-1997, Epic (USA)) US $5.00 [0 bids]
2 days
Ross,Jefferson - Hymns To The Here & Now [CD New] US $13.05 Buy It Now 2 days
Nickelback - Here & Now Import-CAN Vinyl Record LP US $27.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Phrase - Here Now / Talk with Force - Ultra Rare 12" - Oz Hip Hop !!!!!! US $47.03 Buy It Now 2 days
NICKELBACK - Framed CD Presentation Disc Display US $25.48 Buy It Now 2 days
AMERICA - HERE & NOW [BONUS TRACK] - NEW CD BOXSET US $11.16 Buy It Now 2 days
Nickelback - Here & Now [CD New] US $11.88 Buy It Now 2 days
MAN Do You Like It Here Now CD US $12.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Oasis - Be Here Now (1997) CD US $6.66 Buy It Now 2 days
OASIS BE HERE NOW CD US $1.99 [0 bids]
US $2.99 Buy It Now
2 days
Gadd Gang - Here & Now [SACD New] US $52.78 Buy It Now 2 days
I Can Deliver by Here & Now (Rap) (CD, Apr-1993, Third Stone) US $0.99 [0 bids]
US $5.99 Buy It Now
2 days
AMERICA "HERE & NOW" 3 SONG PROMO SAMPLER 2006 UNPLAYED RADIO STATION CD EX.CON. US $1.29 [0 bids]
2 days
Oasis-Be Here Now CD Very Good US $6.91 Buy It Now 2 days
Oasis Be Here Now CD 1997 Rare W/ Sony Music Portugal Gold Stamp US $6.99 [0 bids]
US $14.99 Buy It Now
2 days
Be Here Now by Oasis (CD, Aug-1997, Epic (USA)) US $0.99 [0 bids]
US $1.99 Buy It Now
2 days
Here & Now by Frogmoores US $3.38 Buy It Now 3 days
1997 Be Here Now by Oasis CD, Epic USA US $1.99 [0 bids]
3 days
Kate Smith- "HERE & NOW" Excellent Mono Lp! US $6.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Be Here Now by US $1.78 Buy It Now 3 days
TAMMAR I Live Here Now LP new unplayed 2010 US $14.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Be Here Now by Oasis (CD, Aug-1997, Epic (USA)) "DON'T GO AWAY" 12 GREAT TRACKS US $1.99 [0 bids]
3 days
1997 BE HERE NOW by OASIS BRITISH POP & ROCK CD - 12 SONG TRACKS US $4.29 Buy It Now 3 days
Be Here Now by Oasis (CD, Aug-1997, Epic (USA)) US $4.00 [0 bids]
3 days
Oasis - Be Here Now (1997) CD US $5.08 Buy It Now 3 days
OASIS, BE HERE NOW, CD US $6.36 Buy It Now 3 days
George Shearing(Vinyl LP)Here & Now-Capitol-ST 2372-UK-Ex/NM US $21.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Oasis-Be Here Now CD US $8.48 Buy It Now 3 days
OASIS BE HERE NOW CD ALBUM LOTS MORE OASIS SEE COLLECTION OF CDS US $6.78 Buy It Now 3 days
Be Here Now. 5017556602195 US $4.18 Buy It Now 3 days
AMERICA Here & Now 2007 Taiwan w/obi 2-CD New Sealed Best Of & New Songs US $14.99 [0 bids]
3 days
Oasis - Be Here Now US $1.70 Buy It Now 3 days
SONG JUNG MEE - HERE & NOW NEW CD US $27.52 Buy It Now 3 days
Be Here Now by Oasis (CD, 1997, Epic) US $0.99 [0 bids]
US $2.49 Buy It Now
3 days
Oasis - Be Here Now - Music CD US $8.42 Buy It Now 3 days
Be Here Now by Oasis (CD, Aug-1997, Epic (USA)) US $0.99 [0 bids]
3 days
Be Here Now - Oasis - Rare OOP Sealed Cassette US $24.50 Buy It Now 3 days

More places to buy HERE & NOW music online Buy HERE & NOW & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for HERE & NOW DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

HERE & NOW Give & Take ratings distribution


3.48
(21 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(10%)
10%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(43%)
43%
Good, but non-essential (24%)
24%
Collectors/fans only (24%)
24%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

HERE & NOW Give & Take reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Certif1ed
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars Floating Anarchy

Here & Now's debut album is a stunning, if slightly inconsistent effort; when it's good, it kicks serious donkey and ranks up there with the very best space/prog has to offer. You will be hard pushed to find better.

If you're familiar with "Floating Anarchy" (listed under Gong), then you'll have an idea of what you're in for, as this is "The Here and Now Band" referred to on that album. Here & Now mix punk, reggae influences and space rock into a sound reminiscent of Gong and Hawkwind, and it's easy to hear where the Ozric Tentacles got their sound from (the Ozrics regularly supported Here & Now in the early 1980s before their first album release).

The first track is actually entitled "What You See is What You Are" on my original vinyl copy - and on the Here & Now fan sites. A catchy, spacy keyboard hook is joined by a unison female vocal and the bass/drums/guitar pile in with a driving riff for a pair of verses and chorsuses that are pleasant but don't attempt to progress. But the interesting bit is to follow; the instrumental section kicks off into a different dimension - a spine-tingling space bridge that could have been lifted from "You", but with the Here & Now twist; Kieth da Bass driving Kif Kif le Batteur's jazzy percussions under some superb Hillage-esque guitar from Steffi Sharpstrings - we get the feeling that this is something the Ozrics would like to have achieved.

"Nearer Now" is a well-written song with fabulous "walky" bass lines. There seem to be snippets of early Pink Floyd and Hawkwind here. There's a punky edge, and the song is in a fairly standard format - but somehow this is unmistakably prog rock, with the catchy yet unpredictable melody lines, contrapuntal instrumental parts and ambiguity of key base. Around 3:40 the instrumental section kicks in, and Steffi S provides spine-tingling and melodic guitar solo lines treading once more into Steve Hillage's shoes with something that might have come from "Green".

"Grate Fire of London" is the centerpiece for me. An absolute masterpiece in itself and worth the price of the album. Smoky keyboards swirl around ambient guitars as Sooze ba Blooze sings "I'm gonna find you again" in a pure voice - comparisons to Annie Haslam may be appropriate here, but the space whispers are more similar to Shakhti Yoni. Percussion and bass increase the dramatic tension, and we get colours of "Angel's Egg", but with added chaos and sirens. The instrumental section from around 5:02 onwards is peculiarly regressive in some ways, in that it hearkens back to "Flying Teapot" and even "Camembert Electrique", but with Keith's pounding bass lines. Steffi's unison guitars and Kif Kif's precision drumming confirm the "Camembert..." links - but the music does not kick in, leaving anticipation for what happens next...

...which I find somewhat unsatisfying. Keith's bass has a fantastic rich sound, da Blitz works some great spacey keyboards, Sharpstrings provides some really subtle stabbing accompaniment - but the overall effect is of a very repetitive and unimaginative song "This Time". When the change comes it's chaotic - but in a disorganised way. The "stream of consciousness" male vocals are probably the best feature of this track - although I might take issue with the line "If you wanna lot of chocolate on your biscuit join a club..."

"Seventies Youth" is delightfully "Dippy Hippy" and a simply wonderful song. At the same time, it is the foundation of the songwriting path that Here & Now would follow. The albums that come after this, up to "Been and Gone" all develop the style presented in this track - but are very hard to track down. Notable points; It's just a great song with superb textures - not harmonically adventurous, but slightly Bowie in flavour, and very psychedelic.

"Improvisation" is just that. 11 minutes of blissful Here & Now style improv - although you just know that the structure was pre-arranged... H & N demonstrate what it is to play with feeling - this is how it's done, boys and girls, and this would only be out of place on an Ozrics album because it outclasses the Ozrics all over. Otherwise, you might be forgiven for thinking this was the Tentacular ones with Hillage on lead and beautiful and sometimes slightly disturbing female backing vocals. Enjoy this one at maximum volume and dance around your clothes, which are probably in a pile on the floor by now...

But close the curtains, OK ;0)

Easily the proggiest of Here & Now's output of the 1970s and 1980 (the remainder of their albums focus on progressive songwriting, incorporating ever deeper punk and reggae influences), "Give and Take" possesses something of a mysterious otherworldly quality and comes highly recommended, despite the fact that I can't really award masterpiece status, mainly because of "This Time".

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Certif1ed (BETA) | Report this review (#44061) | Review Permalink
Posted Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Review by Tom Ozric
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars I must say that a previous reviewer gave the break-down of this album in detail, and I agree with what was said, but I dislike giving an album a rating without some banter.... The very first offering by Here and Now (that I know of) was actually 1977's 'Floating Anarchy' - a collaboration with Gong, where Space-Rock meets Punk. 'Give and Take' is H&N's debut release and really enjoyable. Very crisp production, and the musicians involved are bursting with energy ; the drummer is really good and he has a great sound, and the overall music incorporates Gliss guitar and fiery Hillage-like leads, bubbling synths, energetic bass and a sort of rebellious humour that works fine, not unlike Daevid Allen's ideals. A very consistent effort, with honourable mentions for 'What You See is What You Are' , 'Grate Fire of London' and 'Improvisation'. And for sure the Ozric Tentacles picked up something from this bunch of Space-Heads. Quite essential. 4.5 stars.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Tom Ozric (BETA) | Report this review (#91108) | Review Permalink
Posted Friday, September 22, 2006

Latest members reviews

2 stars I will join to the 14% of collaborators that quoted this album with only 2 stars (Collectors/fans only). And I want say, that, even if PSYCHEDELIC/SPACE ROCK is not my favorite style of progressive music, I already checked good quotations for disks of the style, as for instance ELOY "Coulors" ... (read more)

Report this review (#493040) | Posted by maryes | Saturday, July 30, 2011 | Review Permanlink

3 stars A few cassette albums were in circulation before this or the 1977 floating anarchy LP but only among Gong fans perhaps one of these will surface in due coarse ( I must go through my old cassette collection) Certainly this represents their first studio LP. However this is a disappointing record ... (read more)

Report this review (#92683) | Posted by burgersoft777 | Saturday, September 30, 2006 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of HERE & NOW "Give & Take"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.36 seconds