- 13 Jan 21
'If These Walls Could Sing' will explore the legendary recording studio’s history in conjunction with Abbey Road’s 90th anniversary this November.
Universal Music Group’s recently-launched production house Mercury Studios announced a documentary about the legendary location, with John Battsek taking the production reins.
If These Walls Could Sing will be directed by filmmaker and photographer Mary McCartney - the daughter of Paul and Linda - and will will offer a behind-the-scenes look at The Beatles' recording venue.
Mary McCartney's own memories of sharing the studio with her father, Paul McCartney, shaped the documentary.
“Some of my earliest memories as a young child come from time spent at Abbey Road,” she said in a statement. “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, added: “’If 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.”
Photo credit: J. Grassi/patrickmcmullan.com.