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Under the Volcano

1h 36m Documentary, Music 2021

On the remote Caribbean island of Montserrat, under the shadow of an active volcano, the world’s biggest recording artists made music and myth that defined an era.

This documentary explores the rise and fall of AIR Studios Montserrat, which was built by Beatles’ producer Sir George Martin in 1979. A centerpiece of the 1980’s pop music scene, this custom-built, state-of-the-art recording facility birthed bangers such as “Money for Nothing” and “Every Breath You Take” before being destroyed by a series of devastating natural disasters. A fascinating look into a bygone era in music history.

New interviews incl. Mark Knopfler, Sting, Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers, Nick Rhodes, Tony Iommi, Jimmy Buffett and Midge Ure, with many others in archival interviews.

“Catnip to the class of record nerds who care about which great records came out of which bygone studios… and this one certainly offers better scenery than, say, the Van Nuys-set ‘Sound City’” ~ Chris Willman, Variety.


Gracie Otto



Closed Captions [CC]

English captions



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