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Released on this day, “Under The Volcano” is a documentary about George Martin’s AIR Studios at Montserrat. It includes some sequences with Paul McCartney during the recording of “Tug Of War” in February 1981.
From nme.com, July 19, 2021:
A trailer has been released for new music documentary Under The Volcano, which is set to tell the story of Sir George Martin’s famous AIR Studios on Montserrat.
Directed by Gracie Otto (The Last Impresario) and produced by Cody Greenwood, the film will chart the rise and fall of the studio built by Martin – often regarded as the “fifth Beatle” for his long career producing the band – in 1979. Elton John, Duran Duran, and many other famous acts of the era recorded at the studio during its heyday.
The tiny studio in the British overseas territory in the eastern Caribbean was where a string of iconic hits were recorded in the ’80s. It also formed the backdrop to several major events in music history including the break-up of The Police, the reunion of The Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney‘s comeback after the murder of John Lennon.
Under The Volcano features interviews with The Police, Mark Knopfler, Nick Rhodes, Midge Ure and more, and will be released via digital, DVD and Blu-ray on July 26. […]
On a remote Caribbean island, under the shadow of an active volcano, the world’s biggest recording artists made music and myth that defined an era. Built by Beatles’ producer Sir George Martin, AIR Studios Montserrat was a state-of-the-art recording facility tucked away on a Caribbean paradise. In the shadow of an active volcano, the studio was the birthplace of mega hits such as Money for Nothing and Every Breath You Take. Through personal accounts, never-before-seen footage ad backed by a blistering soundtrack, Under the Volcano is the definitive account of the place that stumbled upon the perfect storm of talent, technology and isolation, creating music that would live on long after the last tape rolled.
Last updated on November 7, 2021