It will tell the story of the studio where Elton John, Paul McCartney, Rolling Stones and many others recorded
The documentary Under The Volcano 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 George Martin 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.
Built in the shadow of an active volcano, the studio was also the birthplace of huge hits such as ‘Money For Nothing’ and ‘Every Breath You Take’.
After a decade of hits, and at the peak of its popularity, the studio was destroyed when the island was hit by a series of devastating natural disasters.