A documentary on Oasis – which had to be subtitled for the American screening – gets its European premiere this weekend.
The show is set to be broadcast on VH-1 this Sunday (May 21) at 10pm BST. The documentary was filmed over the last three months in England, and is the first fully-authorised documentary on the band. It contains exclusive interviews, as well as archive footage of live performances and videos.
The same film got its US premiere earlier in the month, and featured subtitles below the Gallagher brothers’ more outspoken comments – to help Americans understand the pair’s broad Mancunian accents.
Some of the quotes which were subtitled for the US market include Noel asking “Do you want a line?” and Liam saying “I come before any c—. And that’s my attitude, alright?”
A spokesperson for VH-1 told nme.com that the documentary had been redubbed for the UK market, with no subtitles.
He added: “I think most people in the UK can just about understand what they say! The dubbing was done exclusively for the Americans, I think some people just struggled a bit with their accent.”
In addition to interviews with the Gallaghers, the programme also features contributions from ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, Noel and Liam‘s brother Paul, Who legend Pete Townshend and the rest of the current Oasis line-up, Alan White, Gem Archer and Andy Bell.
Oasis commence the European leg of their world tour tonight (May 17) at the Praca Sony, in Lisbon, Portugal. They remain in Europe for the rest of the summer, ending with dates in the UK at: Bolton Reebok Stadium (July 15-16)London Wembley Stadium (July 21-22) Edinburgh Murrayfield Stadium (July 29)Reading Festival (August 25)Glasgow Green Festival In The City (26) Leeds Festival (28)
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