Mary McCartneywhose new Abbey Road Studios documentary ‘If These Walls Could Sing’ premiered on September 4, has made statements about his latest project.
Paul McCartney’s Daughter Documentary, “If these walls could sing”, premiered at the Telluride Film Festival last weekend. The documentary features interviews with rock giants who worked in the studio, such as remaining members of The Beatles, Elton John, Liam and Noel Gallagher, John Williams and many more. The documentary will soon be released on Disney+.
Having hosted legends like the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Oasis, Alanis Morrisette and Deep Purple, the London studio has also become the location of many historic moments. Abbey Road’s history obviously extends beyond the Beatles 60s music project. The young director attempted to dig into the studio’s past by combining archival photographs and recordings with personal accounts to create an intimate historiographical account of Abbey Road studios.
In a conversation about her new documentary, Mary McCartney brought up The Beatles, whose album cover instantly made the building and the famous crossing a tourist landmark. She said she thought the atmosphere in the studio and the instruments they had around influenced the sound of the Beatles. The director noted that it became clear to her because the studio has not changed at all, even the old “walls” have remained as they were, and all the memories can still be felt.
In her own words, Mary said:
“I feel like Abbey Road Studios helped shape the sound of The Beatles, not just because of the space they were recording in, but also because there were instruments lying around. You have a feeling when you walk into the homecoming space. It holds a lot of memories because they didn’t tear down the walls and change it.
Mary’s feature-length documentary debut includes rock ‘n’ roll anecdotes told by musicians as first-hand experiences. The highly anticipated documentary commemorates important moments in rock history and given the success of ‘The Beatles: Get Back’, there is no doubt it will be a hit. Disney+ has not announced a release date for the documentary but has confirmed that it will be available soon.