Mary McCartney is ready to direct ‘If These Walls Could Sing’, an upcoming documentary about Abbey Road Studios.
The Beatles are synonymous with the enduring recording area in St John’s Wood, London, which was renamed in 1970 from EMI to the identical identify because the ‘Let It Be’ group’s 1969 album, ‘Abbey Road’, which they recorded there.
And so it is solely becoming that Sir Paul McCartney’s daughter, a famend filmmaker and photographer, would helm the upcoming movie from Mercury Studios, a brand new music-first content material studio from Universal Music Group, which is ready to disclose the entire “untold” secrets and techniques of the legendary recording area, which first opened again in 1931.
The feature-length documentary shall be produced by Academy Award-winner John Battsek, who has struck a take care of Mercury Studios and his personal Ventureland.
It shall be government produced by Universal Music UK’s Marc Robinson and Mercury Studios CEO, Alice Webb.
Mary, 51 – whose mom is the late Linda McCartney, Paul’s first spouse – stated in a press launch: “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.”
Alice commented: “Mercury Studios could not be partnering with a more visionary and passionate team than Mary McCartney and John Battsek to tell Abbey Road Studios’ incredible story on film for the first time. We are passionate about showcasing work of pioneering film makers of the highest quality – which is why we are delighted Mary is bringing her creative vision to this project.”
Isabel Garvey, Managing Director of Abbey Road Studios, stated: “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.”
‘If These Walls Could Sing’ shall be launched to mark the 90th anniversary of Abbey Road, then-EMI, opening its doorways in November.
As per a press launch: “It will tell countless stories featuring an all-star cast of interviews, unparalleled access to the studios and, of course, a spellbinding soundtrack.”
Paul, 78, and his bandmates, Sir Ringo Starr, 80, and the late John Lennon and George Harrison, famously made Studio Two at Abbey Road their residence, as The Fab Four recorded a lot of their again catalogue there between 1962 and 1970.