Liam Gallagher: As It Was (lost original cut of British documentary; 2019)

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Liam Gallagher: As It Was was a 2019 documentary film. Directed by Gavin Fitzgerald and Charlie Lightening, the film detailed the former frontman of the British rock band Oasis, Liam Gallagher through his post-Oasis band Beady Eye and his rise as a solo artist. It contained interviews with collaborators, former bandmates and family members who know him and feature some of Liam's best performances post-Oasis. The documentary received positive reviews and its release coincided with the release of Gallagher's second solo album "Why Me? Why Not?" which was released three months after the documentary came out and was met with praise from listeners.


While the documentary makes mention of Gallagher's time in Oasis and uses footage from his time in the band, the documentary uses music from Beady Eye and his solo career and no songs from Oasis were used. On February 14th, 2019, Liam announced on Twitter that the documentary was complete[1] and just four days later, he then tweeted that he might be sued by his brother and former Oasis bandmate Noel Gallagher if the documentary uses any Oasis music[2]. While the latter tweet may come as a reminder that no Oasis music would be featured in the film, it appears that it wasn't always the case. At the premiere of the documentary in June 2019, Liam said on the question if Noel saw the film and replied with “I think he has seen it, him and his little people [have seen] it and took the Oasis music out of it because that’s all he’s got left for me. Let him get on it with it.”[3]. Meaning that the documentary that was released was not the first cut and the first cut of the documentary had Oasis music in it.


While this does confirm that an early cut of the documentary (with the Oasis songs) existed, no footage from this cut of the documentary has surfaced and it's highly unlikely any will.


Liam Gallagher: As It Was (the released cut)