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[ERA : 60s, 70s / Surfing, Rock, Psych, Prog-Rock, Folk-Rock ]

Festival/ A 2CD collection of material from classic Australian 60s & 70s surfing movie soundtracks, curated and annotated by noted vintage surf music and culture expert Stephen J McParland. A Life In The Sun contains rare material - some unheard since the films themselves were screened - by Tamam Shud (including 3 tracks never before released), The Sunsets (including first time on CD for the recently discovered extended soundtrack versions of some of their classic tracks), Tully, Richard Clapton, Sven Libaek, G. Wayne Thomas, Finch, Python Lee Jackson (7 tracks never before released), Hans Poulsen, Billy Green (with Mike Brady doing his best Doug Parkinson on vocals), Finch, Peter Martin (including two wonderful tracks with Finch's Owen Orford on vocals), Frog Hollow, Dolphin Rodeo and more.The collection takes its name from the classic 1966 surfing film by Paul Witzig. A Life in the Sun is celebrating it's 50th anniversary this year. Material is drawn from the following films : Surfing Roundabout (1965), The Surfing Years (1966), A Life In The Sun (1966), The Hot Generation (1967), Ride A White Horse (1968), The Way We Like It (1968), Evolution (1969), Over Under Sideways Down (1970), Sea Of Joy (1971), Getting Back To Nothing (1971), Morning Of The Earth (1972), Crystal Voyager (1973), Drouyn (1974), Rolling Home (1974) and Highway One (1977). Includes 28 page booklet with detailed liners notes by Stephen J. McParland (author of classic Australian and Californian surf music and culture books like Waltzing the Plank, The California Sound and In the Studio with Brian Wilson & The Beach Boys). Surfing and surf films were a huge thing in the '60s and '70s in Australia, and closely aligned with the music of the time. This is a celebration of both the music and the culture.

SURFING ROUNDABOUT (1965) : Steve Little - Surfie Roundabout
THE SURFING YEARS (1966) : Python Lee Jackson - The Surfing Years Opening Theme * Python Lee Jackson - The Surfing Years Instrumental #1 * Python Lee Jackson - Highway #1 * Python Lee Jackson - Over 25 * Python Lee Jackson - Easy Life * Python Lee Jackson - Wave Rave
A LIFE IN THE SUN (1966) : The Sunsets - Theme From A Life In The Sun * The Sunsets - Windansea
THE HOT GENERATION (1967) : The Sunsets - The Hot Generation (Soundtrack Version) * The Sunsets - This Is What It's All About (Soundtrack Version) * The Sunsets - Animal (Soundtrack Version) * The Sunsets - Uptight, Out Of Sight (Soundtrack Version)
RIDE A WHITE HORSE (1968) : Sven Libaek - To Ride A White Horse * Sven Libaek - In The Wave
THE WAY WE LIKE IT (1968) : Tamam Shud - Stand In The Sunlight (Soundtrack Version) * Tamam Shud - Pea Green Child (Soundtrack Version)
EVOLUTION (1969) : Tamam Shud - A Song About Love (Soundtrack Version) * Tamam Shud - Evolution (Album Version) * Tamam Shud - Lady Sunshine (Album Version) * Tamam Shud - Mr. Strange (Album Version) * Tamam Shud - I'm No One (Album Version)
OVER UNDER SIDEWAYS DOWN (1970) : Frog Hollow - Theme From Over Under Sideways Down * Frog Hollow - Sungod
SEA OF JOY (1971) : Tully - Sea Of Joy (Part 1) * Tully - Thank You * Tully - Sea Of Joy (Part 2)
GETTING BACK TO NOTHING (1971) : Hans Poulsen Getting Back to Nothing * Hans Poulsen Surf's Up * Billy Green (with Mike Brady vocals) Bells Beach Stomp
MORNING OF THE EARTH (1972) : G. Wayne Thomas - Morning Of The Earth * Tamam Shud - Sea The Swells * Peter Howe - I'm Alive * Terry Hannagan - I'll Be Alright CRYSTAL VOYAGER (1973) : G. Wayne Thomas and the Crystal Voyager Band - Changes * G. Wayne Thomas and the Crystal Voyager Band - Morning Light
DROUYN (1974) : Peter Martin - 1 + 1 * Peter Martin (with Owen Orford - vocals) - Good Day * Finch - Lady Truth * Peter Martin - Drouyn Theme * Peter Martin (with Owen Orford vocals) - Morning Comes The Sun * Finch - Tubes * Peter Martin - Searchin'
ROLLING HOME (1974) : Dolphin Rodeo - Rolling Home * Dolphin Rodeo - Melissa's Song
HIGHWAY ONE (1977) : Richard Clapton - Longshore Rider * Richard Clapton - Highway One No. 2 * Richard Clapton - Capricorn Dancer * Bilgola Bop Band - Neighbours

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