Open Up Your Heart / Morning of the Earth: G WAYNE THOMAS

With bonus material below:
Morning of the Earth film trailer
Bali Waters, song by Tamam Shud
Crystal Voyager soundtrack, also produced by G Wayne Thomas
Crystal Voyager film edit

Australian singles charts:
Open Up Your Heart/Morning of the Earth entered the Kent charts on 24 April 1972 and peaked at #21.

The soundtrack album Morning of the Earth entered the Kent album charts on 17 April 1972 and peaked at #16.

G Wayne Thomas

G Wayne Thomas

Record label of Australian release:
Warner Bros



BONUS CLIP BELOW another track from the Morning of the Earth soundtrack album by Tamam Shud.
Also other bonus material relating to the Morning of the Earth and Crystal Voyager surf films.

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.
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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.
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Open Up Your Heart
Morning of the Earth

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Both songs are also on our Spotify playlist Bang a Gong – the 70s

Also on Bang a Gong: Take it Easy by G Wayne Thomas

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Morning of the Earth trailer:

The Morning of the Earth soundtrack album featured three tracks by Sydney psychedelic and surf rock band Tamam Shud. This is Bali Waters:

Morning of the Earth complete original soundtrack – YouTube playlist:

Crystal Voyager
G Wayne Thomas followed his soundtrack work for Morning of the Earth with a soundtrack for the 1973 Australian surf film Crystal Voyager, putting together a studio band called the Crystal Voyager Band.

Crystal Voyager original soundtrack – YouTube playlist:

10-minute edit of the Crystal Voyager film:

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