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Morning Of The Earth (50th Anniversary) Limited Picture Disc Vinyl LP

by Various Artists

Release Date: 14 January 2022

Format: LP Vinyl

Label: Rhino

£18.99

Various Artists Morning Of The Earth (50th Anniversary) Limited Picture Disc Vinyl LP

Overview:

In 1972, Australia’s Albert Falzon made a film that would forever change the way the world thought about surfing. The film was Morning of the Earth. For many people it was the very first time they came to recognise surfing as a complete lifestyle. This recognition, coupled with mind-blowing, innovative surfing made the film a classic that has remained vital for over 50 years. Albe’s portrayal of all things pure and simple influenced generations, and passed on an enduring sprit to our Australian culture, our music, and our lifestyle.

Morning Of The Earth’s ethos of soul and spirit in surfing representing surfing as a lifestyle rather than a commercial entity. Not only did it show that these opportunities were open to everybody on their own doorstep, but it also showed for the first time the new exotic frontiers of Indonesia and Hawaii, in which you could further your adventures that encompassed the realm of spirituality and soulfulness.

Morning of the Earth took a unique approach to music. G Wayne Thomas’s selection of performers, songs and songwriters along with his own writing and performance created a warm blend of country soul and pop that helps carry the film to an esoteric level. For the first time, music was not treated as a background or incidental to the vision on the screen. The music was the narrator, with each track played in its entirety. The original soundtrack produced the Australian #1 single Open Up Your Heart and was the first Australian soundtrack to achieve gold sales. It was also recently included in the 100 Best Australian Albums.

The movie and the soundtrack have gone on to become legendary within the Australian surf history so we will be re-issuing the original 12 track soundtrack on black vinyl to commemorate the 50th Anniversary.

Featured Tracks:

Side 1

1. G Wayne Thomas - Morning Of The Earth
2. Terry Hannagan - I'll Be Alright
3. Tamam Shud - First Things First
4. Brian Cadd - Sure Feels Good
5. Ticket - Awake
6. G Wayne Thomas - Getting Back

Side 2

1. G Wayne Thomas - Open Up Your Heart
2. Ticket - Dream Chant
3. John J Francis - Simple Ben
4. Tamam Shud - Bali Waters
5. Brian Cadd - Making It On Your Own
6. Peter Howe - Ullawatu

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