Australian charts: 1972
OPEN UP YOUR HEART
MORNING OF THE EARTH
BONUS CLIP BELOW – another track from the Morning of the Earth soundtrack album.
Open Up Your Heart/Morning of the Earth peaked at no 22 on the Go-Set National Top 40 in June 1972.
Morning of the Earth is a 1971 classic surf film by Alby Falzon and David Elfick.
The film’s soundtrack was produced by G. Wayne Thomas and included music and songs by noted Australian music acts Tamam Shud, John J. Francis, Brian Cadd, Mike Rudd and G. Wayne Thomas. The record became the first Australian Gold soundtrack album.
Morning of the Earth:
After seeing the initial rushes of the film, Wayne agreed to do the recording of the soundtrack. He had been working for a number of years on minor commercial projects, and at last had a project of sufficient depth to pour his skills.
He worked extensively with the songwriters of Morning of the Earth before going into the studio, fully comprehending each individual song and idea. The recording was carried out on 16 track recording equipment so that he had plenty of room to add strings, brass, moog sounds or anything else which was needed. Some of the music was beautifully simple and Wayne kept it that way.
Both songs are also on our Spotify playlist.
The Morning of the Earth soundtrack album featured three tracks by Sydney psychedelic and surf rock band Taman Shud. This is Bali Waters.
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