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[ERA : 60s / Garage Rock, Surf ]

Blank Records/ While exhumation of the tapes used for the BLACK DIAMONDS box sets was in progress, some un-named magic was found on those tapes containing tracks by THE SUNSETS. The shelved 1967 Sunsets'single, Animal / Uptight, Out of Sight finally saw the light of day late last year. Well, that was only part of the story. Aside from those two snarling sides that were finally released as originally intended, there were completely different extended takes on four songs specifically recorded to be used in the movie, THE HOT GENERATION. Being that that this was the days prior to studio trickery of recording a song and then chopping it up to be extended, or edited to be a single, THE SUNSETS recorded completely different versions of the songs. Single versions that were specifically for release as sides on 45s and Soundtrack versions that were for use in the Paul Witzig movie, The Hot Generation. Segments of those soundtrack versions can be heard accompanying the epic surfing footage all through the movie. Here are the complete Soundtrack versions. One of them, THE HOT GENERATION, was used on the excellent compilation album DOWN UNDER NUGGETS, the other three have been completely unheard or released in their originally recorded form. Something that is an extremely rare occurrence in 1960's Australian music, unearthing completely unreleased material. So what you get here are the A & B sides of three 7" singles on Side 1. The Hot Generation and Animal 45s from THE HOT GENERATION movie, and Theme From A Life In The Sun 45. A LIFE IN THE SUN being the original Paul Witzig surf movie, segments of that footage was then used in THE HOT GENERATION movie . Sadly, the original A LIFE IN THE SUN movie has been lost. Side 2 features the four extended workouts that are the Soundtrack versions. Listening to these versions, in particular the almost 8 minute Uptight, Out Of Sight that's a genre in itself, progressive garage punk, you can see where the seeds were formed for THE SUNSETS transition into TAMAM SHUD and wonder how mindblowing an album recorded by THE SUNSETS would have been. This is as close as we'll ever get. Manufactured from original mastertapes. Three completely unreleased tracks seeing the light of day for first time. Two tracks appear for the first time since original release. Liner notes by THE HOT GENERATION film maker, Paul Witzig, along with lot's of eye candy from the movie.

Side One - THE SINGLES : The Hot Generation (4:28) * This Is What It's All About (2:20) * Animal (2:42) * Uptight, Out Of Sight (3:16) * Theme From A Life In The Sun (2:40) * Windansea (2:35) * Side Two - SOUNDTRACK VERSIONS : THE HOT GENERATION : The Hot Generation (5:31) * This Is What It's All About (4:59) * Animal (3:40) * Uptight, Out Of Sight (7:42)

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