A very exciting music documentary is currently in the works.
According to Consequence of Sound, the documentary Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm stars Ozzy Osbourne, Robert Plant, Liam Gallagher among many more others, who tell the story of Rockfield, the famous world’s first residential recording studio.
“Kingsley and Charles Ward, are farmers who have gone into the pop business converting the outbuildings of their farm into one of Europe’s best equipped recording centres. That is when Rockfield became the world’s first residential recording studios,” a Rockfield insider says in the doco.
Established some 50 years ago, the studio that “turned the recording world upside down”, resides in the Welsh countryside. Bands like Black Sabbath, Queen, Oasis, and Coldplay are among some of the others to have recorded at the site, with the documentary taking us through the decades by tapping into the archives and utilising special behind-the-scenes footage.
As seen in the doco’s trailer, we are offered intimate footage of bands like Oasis deep within the depths of the recording process, revealing how much emotion was poured into perfecting the music. And most importantly, how it was always about wanting to be a part of something bigger than themselves.
Directed by Hannah Berryman, she said in a press release, “In a way the film was about group dynamics, the intensity and ‘make or break’ nature of residential recording, something that with technology is on the wane. That intensity almost broke some bands, but it also produced tracks that have stood the test of time, and maybe you can hear everything that went on this isolated farm in that music, the pleasure and the pain.”
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