Mary McCartney, the photographer, director and daughter of Beatles legend Paul McCartney recently joined in for an interview with NME. A new documentary about the history of Abbey Road Studios called If These Walls Could Sing is out in the UK this week and during the same he spoke about former Oasis member Liam Gallagher.
Mary McCartney talks about Liam Gallagher
The documentary, which arrives in the UK on January 6 via Disney+, charts the long history of the iconic London studio, and includes interviews with The Beatles‘ Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, alongside Elton John, Nile Rodgers, Noel and Liam Gallagher, Roger Waters, Celeste, George Lucas and more.
In one interview clip, Liam Gallagher praised the spiritual aura of Abbey Road, where it’s revealed that he was often the first to arrive and last to leave.
“He was really interesting and insightful,” McCartney said. “And he was really respectful of the space. And when he says, ‘You’ve got to feel it’, and he’s like, ‘You’ve got to soak it up’, it was a real insight into him as an artist.”
Mary was the one who was first approached to helm the documentary by Oscar-nominated director and producer John Battsek (One Day in September, Searching for Sugar Man) to coincide with the studio’s 90th anniversary.
The documentary charts key moments throughout the studio’s musical history, from the classical performances of Edward Elgar and Jacqueline du Pré, the recording of classic albums like The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ and Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’, to hosting Hollywood composers like John Williams who recorded the Indiana Jones: Raiders Of The Lost Ark and Star Wars scores at Abbey Road.