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10 September 2022

Kate Bush Contributes To New Abbey Road Documentary

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Kate Bush, Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Nile Rodgers, Jimmy Page and Ringo Starr are among the musicians who have contributed to the new film about Abbey Road Studios, If These Walls Could Sing.

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If These Walls Could Sing marks the first time Abbey Road has opened its doors to a feature length documentary and will be the centrepiece of the legendary recording studios’ 90th anniversary celebrations which begin in November this year. It will tell countless stories featuring an all-star cast of interviews, unparalleled access to the studios and, of course, a spellbinding soundtrack.

Director Mary McCartney brings a unique and personal perspective on the history of Abbey Road. She says, “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.”

Kate Bush makes a rare appearance in the documentary, albeit audio-only. In a Variety interview, Mary McCartney said, “It’s amazing having Kate in there because she produced her third album there, directed her video in there… I kind of made contact with her. I know she doesn’t do interviews, but I know she feels real affection for Abbey Road, so over time she kindly agreed to do an audio piece that she wrote and sent to me. Just having her voice talking about the space is pretty special as well.”

Talking about interviewing her father, Paul, for the documentary, McCartney revealed, “I was really happy, because when you interview people, you don’t know what mood they’re gonna be in on the day. But dad is so passionate about Abbey Road, he was very good at talking about particularly the people who work there and what amazing technicians they are, so I think that maybe is why he gave that extra 20%, because he really wanted to speak up for the place that has so many memories for him.”

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