A documentary on the legendary Abbey Road Studios is in the works
Mary McCartney, Paul McCartney’s daughter, will be directing
It seems it’s a season of music documentaries. Universal Music Group’s newly formed Mercury Studio is preparing a documentary on one of the most legendary recording studios, Abbey Road in London.
The title of the film will be If These Walls Could Sing, and it will offer, as Rolling Stone puts it, a behind-the-scenes look at the recording studio and a comprehensive overview of its history as part of Abbey Road’s 90th-anniversary celebration this November. The producer will be John Battsek, who already worked on music documentaries like Searching for Sugar Man, and Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars, while it will be directed by Mary McCartney, “whose own memories of sharing the studio with her father, Paul McCartney, shaped the documentary.”
McCartney said in a statement that “[s]ome 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.”
Isabel Garvey, managing director of Abbey Road Studios also commented on the production saying, “[i]f these walls could sing. I have lost count of 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.”