Most musical historians consider the 80’s as one of the most pivotal times in music history. There were so many different sounds that came from that era that still reverb in today’s music. What the casual fan of 80’s music may not know is the top chart hits from that era were recorded in the same studio. On 17 August 2021, Under The Volcano, the untold story about the studio that changed the world from an isolated island paradise will be available on digital release in the U.S.
This custom-built studio in paradise was built by Beatles’ producer Sir George Martin in 1979, AIR Studios Montserrat was tucked away on a Caribbean paradise. In the shadow of an active volcano, the studio not only attracted the biggest musical talent on the planet but was the birthplace of mega-hits such as Money for Nothing and Every Breath You Take.
For a decade, AIR Montserrat formed the backdrop to monumental events in music history including the break-up of The Police, the reunion of The Rolling Stones, and the reinvigoration of Paul McCartney after the tragic murder of John Lennon. 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.
Through personal accounts and backed by a blistering soundtrack, Under The Volcano is the definitive account of Sir George Martin’s studio at the end of the world, a place that generated a perfect storm of talent, technology, and isolation, ushering in music that would live on long after the last tape rolled.
Under The Volcano is the electrifying story of the musical powerhouse and the secluded hit factory that produced some of the 70s and 80s most iconic records from the world’s most famous artists.
You can check out the trailer for the music documentary below.
You can find out more about Under The Volcano here. The amazing documentary will be available to rent or buy starting on August 17th 2021.