The Beatles’ Sound Was Formulated By Abbey Road Studios, Paul McCartney’s Daughter Says
Mary McCartney, whose new documentary film about Abbey Road Studios ‘If These Walls Could Sing’ premiered on September 4, made statements about her latest project.
Paul McCartney’s daughter’s documentary, ‘If These Walls Could Sing,’ premiered at the Telluride Film Festival this past weekend. The documentary features interviews with rock giants who have worked in the studio, such as the remaining Beatles members, Elton John, Liam and Noel Gallagher, John Williams, and many more. The documentary will be released on Disney+ soon.
Having hosted legends like the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Oasis, Alanis Morrisette, and Deep Purple, the studio in London has also become where many historical moments have taken place. Abbey Road’s history obviously extends beyond the Beatles’ 1960s music project. The young director tried to dig into the studio’s past by combining archival photographs and recordings with personal narratives to create an intimate historiographical account of Abbey Road Studios.
In a conversation about her new documentary, Mary McCartney referred to the Beatles, whose album cover instantly made the building and the famous crossing a tourist landmark. She said she thinks that the studio’s atmosphere and the instruments they had around influenced the Beatles’ sound. The director noted that this became apparent to her because the studio has not changed at all, that even the old ‘walls’ have remained as they were, and all memories can still be felt.
In her own words, Mary said:
“I feel like Abbey Road Studios helped formulate the Beatles’ sound, not only because of the space they were recording in, but because there were instruments lying around. You do get a feeling when you walk into the space of coming home. It holds a lot of memories because they haven’t knocked down walls and changed it.”
Mary’s first feature-length documentary includes rock ‘n’ roll anecdotes told by musicians as firsthand experiences. The highly anticipated documentary commemorates significant moments of rock history and considering the success of ‘The Beatles: Get Back,’ there is little doubt that it will be a hit. Disney+ has not announced the release date of the documentary but has confirmed that it will be available soon.