The Beatles: Get Back documentary teased by Peter Jackson
The Beatles only worked together for just over a decade, from around 1960 to around 1970. In that time the Fab Four changed the way music and bands functioned, creating timeless albums and music along the way. Over the course of the last 50 years, a number of documentaries have been produced about the band, and their work.
It has now been announced that a brand new documentary is being produced to tell the story of the iconic recording studio which was used to mix the band’s 11th album, Abbey Road.
The documentary is titled If These Walls Could Sing, and will supposedly tell the “untold secrets” of the iconic location.
Abbey Road Studios is famed for recording one of the most iconic albums of all time, and now its story is going to be told for the first time.
Even more exciting, the feature-length doc is due to be shot by Paul McCartney’s daughter, Mary McCartney.
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Mary, 51, is a noted photographer in her own right, and will detail the recording studio’s life from its inception in 1931.
It will tell the story of the recording studio’s 90 year lifespan – from its original name, EMI, to recording The Beatles’ legendary album.
Speaking out about the film, Mary said: “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.”
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Mercury Studios’ CEO Alice Webb also 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.”
McCartney, Ringo Starr, and the late John Lennon and George Harrison famously made Studio Two at Abbey Road their home during the ’60s.
The band recorded most of their music in the studio between 1962 and 1970, making it perhaps the most famous musical landmark of all time.
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This isn’t the only documentary about the Fab Four coming out this year, as Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson is due to release Get Back on August 27, 2021.
Get Back will apparently tell the “true” story behind Let It Be – the band’s final album, which apparently broke them up.
Although the band recorded most of their music their, not all of the songs were well-liked.
One track on Help! was deemed “abysmal” by Lennon in 1980.
Speaking to David Sheff at the time, Lennon said: “It’s Only Love is mine. I always thought it was a lousy song.
“The lyrics were abysmal. I always hated that song.”
McCartney agreed, adding: “Sometimes we didn’t fight it if the lyric came out rather bland on some of those filler songs like It’s Only Love.”
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