The history of Rockfield, the place where Queen recorded ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and Oasis laid down ‘What’s The Story? (Morning Glory)
The first trailer has arrived for Rockfield: The Studio on The Farm, the new documentary chronicling the journey of two brothers who created one of the most famous recording studios in the world.
The documentary, directed by Hannah Berryman, tells the story of Kingsley and Charles Ward – who set up Rockfield Studios at their Monmouthshire farm in the 1960s.
It went on to become the world’s first residential studios, as well as playing host to some of the most popular recordings in modern history.
Directed by Hannah Berryman, the documentary tells the story of Kinglsey and Charlie Ward—the two brothers at the heart of Rockfield Studios which rose to prominence out of the sticks in Monmouthshire in the 1960s.
Probably it was one of the world’s first residential studios, offering its artists a place to stay as well as work, full immersing themselves in the album’s experience. It has led to some incredibly popular recordings.
As well as Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and Coldplay’s ‘Yellow’, the studio also saw Oasis record What’s The Story (Morning Glory). In the trailer below Liam Gallagher is just one musical icon speaking about the studio.
So it’s like the Big Brother house, innit, but with tunes,” Liam says in the clip.
Other names lending their memories of Rockfield to the documentary include Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, Hawkwind’s Dave Brock, Simple Minds’ Jim Kerr, The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess and Manic Street Preachers’ James Dean Bradfield.
Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Plant and Liam Gallagher are among those seen in the film. Osbourne recalls Sabbath’s visit in the movie’s trailer.
“We’d never been in a studio,” he said. “We’d never been on a farm!” Former Oasis singer Gallagher says, “Everyone wanted to make the songs the best they could, and if that breeded a bit of competition, so be it. … That’s when it all went a bit tits-up.”