Noel Gallagher has paid a rare compliment to his brother Liam in a new documentary about the Knebworth concerts 25 years ago.

The pair have been at war since Noel left the band in 2009, but speaking during the film Noel says much of Oasis's success was down to Liam's singing and good looks.

Noel says: "I guess it's no coincidence that as that is the band at its peak, it is because the singer is at his peak. You are only as good as your frontline. Any band.

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"And if that is Oasis at its peak, which it is, it is because Liam is at its peak. Liam is at his zenith with his voice and the way that he looks."

Despite the praise for his performance during Noel's commentary throughout the film called ' Oasis Knebworth 1996' oddly frontman Liam only speaks on the documentary for 18 seconds towards the end.

He says: “People always ask me what Knebworth was like, I always say, and I can't really remember much about it. But watching this film brought it all back, for me it was the Woodstock of the Nineties, you know, the music and the people coming together. It was biblical and I'll never forget it.”

Speaking in a Q&A at the film’s premiere, Noel insisted Knebworth was so special as it happened before everyone had mobile phones and so concentrated on the stage more.

He said: “You go to Glastonbury now and there are so many f**king flags. There’s not one flag in the crowd here. None of that s**t. There’s not one mobile phone, nobody’s texting ‘oh Dave’s not here’. You are in the moment with the group and with the songs. It is such a special film of a special moment. It’s like a little snapshot in time.”

Liam at their Knebworth concert in 1996

Speaking if he was aware of the importance of the gigs, Noel said: “Those of you who were there at the time will remember I was so f**king arrogant at the time it didn’t really register. It’s only now when you try to put yourself back there you get goosebumps about it.

“I don’t remember it being overwhelming. Although it was a mad trajectory, we didn’t feel that overwhelmed by it.”

Although he was not at the screening on Thursday night in London, Noel's brother Liam did answer fans' questions on twitter about it, telling one the new documentary was 'biblical'.

When another asked about a comment Noel made on radio saying Liam allegedly was 'nervous' before big gigs like Knebworth, he replied: “Leave it out. I never get nervous I’m an animal he’s the one that used to be s***ting it, pacing up and down asking what time it is how long ooh ooh I’m scared.”

The crowd at Knebworth

The film is directed by Grammy Award-winner Jake Scott and told through the eyes of the fans and never before seen archive footage.

The largest concert of the 1990s, over 2% of the entire population of the UK had attempted to buy tickets which sold out in less than 24 hours.

Oasis’ two record-breaking nights at Knebworth took place on August 10-11, 1996, with over a quarter of a million young music fans from all over the world converging on Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire to see the sets.

*Oasis Knebworth 1996 is released in cinemas worldwide from September 23. A full live album and DVD/Blu-ray, also titled ‘Oasis Knebworth 1996’, is due for release on November 19 via Big Brother Recordings Ltd.

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