Abbey Road Studios has got to be the most famous recording studio in the world. The studio, formerly known as EMI recording studio was renamed in honour of their most famous client, The Beatles’ studio album “Abbey Road”.
Now Abbey Road Studios will be telling their story, in the form of a feature-length documentary called ‘If These Walls Could Sing’ directed by Mary McCartney, a celebrated British photographer and filmmaker.
An Ode From A Daughter
Mercury Studios, the music-first content studio from Universal Music Group, has announced ‘If These Walls Could Sing’, the untold story of the world-famous Abbey Road Studios. The feature-length documentary will be produced by Academy Award, BAFTA and PrimeTime Emmy Award-winner John Battsek following a new development deal between Mercury Studios and Battsek’s Ventureland. Development of the documentary has been overseen and will be executive produced by Universal Music UK’s Marc Robinson and Mercury Studios CEO, Alice Webb.
Mary McCartney is the daughter of Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney. She says, “Some of my earliest memories as a young child come from time spent at Abbey Road. I’ve long wanted to tell the story of this historic place and I couldn’t be collaborating with a better team than John and Mercury Studios to make this creative ambition a reality.”
Let The Walls Sing!
Isabel Garvey, Managing Director of Abbey Road Studios, said, “If these walls could sing. I have lost count how many times I’ve heard that said at Abbey Road Studios over the years. I can’t wait for some of these stories to finally come to life in what will become a timeless documentary.” The documentary will be the centrepiece of Abbey Road Studios’ 90th-anniversary celebration. It contains multiple star-studded interviews, full access to the studios and of course, an amazing soundtrack!
By: Aatira Kakroo