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    16 page LP booklet containing rare artist photos and ephemera from the recording and film

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Evolution is the name of an album and a surf film, both entwined by the very nature of the material and the musical group involved, Tamam Shud.

Led by Lindsay Bjerre, the quartet of surfers-turned-musicians (or the other way around) were significant purveyors of the underground progressive music movement in Australia circa 1968 - 1972.

Though never chart contenders, Tamam Shud were prolific live performers and their contributions to some of the most adventurous surf films of the era pushed them to the forefront of Australia’s underground music scene.

For a group recently reborn - changing their name from The Sunsets - Paul Witzig’s latest surf film was the idea vehicle to begin their recording career. In their previous life, The Sunsets had contributed soundtracks to Witzig’s innovative genre films A Life In The Sun and The Hot Generation.

Since the success of these films, the band itself was undergoing their own evolution. Like Witzig, they too were stretching out for total creative freedom. The subsequent sessions for the film soundtrack were just that; musical experiments unrestrained by any established parameters.

The approach Tamam Shud took to create the Evolution soundtrack was to have the film screened on the recording studio wall while the augmented group matched the action with sound, performing, essentially, a free-form musical jam.

The end results were compelling enough to discard any concept of a narration - a standard procedure for all previous surfing films. As a result, the film became a piece of art - a visual and musical experience. The music became the narration.

It was a bold move on the part of Tamam Shud and filmmaker Witzig, and it paid off gloriously. The film and the subsequently released Evolution album, which contained seven more Bjerre original compositions, found substantial success; the latter even being nominated for the Major Network Award as the Best Australian Album of the year.

Anthology’s Surf Archive delivers the first ever reissue of Evolution in deluxe vinyl, CD, and digital editions. The vinyl edition features booklet liner notes by Aussie surf historian Stephen McParland and other-wordly ephemera.


released August 5, 2016



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Track Name: Music Train / Evolution
(Music Train)
Hop aboard, come for a ride
It’s friendly and it’s warm inside
Come on in, out of the rain
Hop aboard the music train
We take you where you want to go
One time fast another slow
The tracks are running through your brain
Hop aboard the music train
The music train purpose for the mind
Hop aboard, don’t be left behind.

The world a day one revolution
One half of this we face the sun
Time for heart and soul solution
Our evolution just begun
Our evolution just begun
Wake up mister, get out of your bed
There’s more to life than the thoughts in your head
Evolution your daily bread
If you’re not with it then you’ve got to be dead
got to be dead
got to be dead
Your dreams can’t all be false illusions
Your mind has eyes with endless range
Eyes to guide you through confusions
Evolution for ever change
Evolution for ever change.
Track Name: I'm No One
I’m no one
You’re no one
It’s fun
I’m nowhere
You’re nowhere
Who cares
If you’re someone
Then so am I
My my.
Track Name: Mr. Strange
What is the time, Mr. Strange?
Do you think that it’s time for a change?
Been a while since we last saw you.
I thought it was very strange.
How does it feel, Mr. Strange?
How is the weather today?
You’ve been walking around in the rain.
Your feet are all covered with clay.
Bird has flown now your seed is sown.
Laugh and sing as you may.
Track Name: Lady Sunshine
Climb through my window
No one will hear you coming in
Soft as the wind blows
Everything’s warm there where you’ve been

Lady Sunshine
Let that sun shine on me
Beam it down
Gotta make me brown
Gotta shine on baby

I feel your warm hand
Drifting slowly ‘pon my cheek
You tell the whole world
Of happiness though you never speak
Track Name: Falling Up
I’m falling upward
Up from feeling down
It should be skyward
If I should leave the ground
I hear the showing
And I see the sound.
Track Name: Feel Free
Feel free
Feel free
To do as you please
Feel free
Feel free
To do as you please
What’s mine is yours
Feel free
Take it all
Take it all
No matter how large or small
Take it all
Take it all
No matter how large or small
What’s mine is yours
Feel free.
Track Name: It's A Beautiful Day
It’s a beautiful day
The sounds of a symphony
Of birds and the chatters
The murmur scatters
Through a house of no ending
The minds and the bending
Of the friends and the lover of mine.
Track Name: Jesus Guide Me
That journey ride of colour
Waits to take you to the stars
Journeys through the sea of night
Escape from prison bars
No cold wind blows in an empty space
No rain at all in your resting place
You’ll never see the rainbow end
Another turn another bend always keeps it out of sight
Jesus guide me
Jesus guide me
Jesus guide me
Track Name: Rock On Top
There’s a dream that we all dream about
Nightmares we all scream about
People we can do without
Some that we can’t live without

I’m a rock on top of a mountain
Just a drop on top of a fountain
You can come along and take a swim with me
I’m sure there’s room for just you and me

There’s a life and I’m so fond of it
A world I want no part of it
Lies that I can do without

There’s a line that runs right through my head
Lights turn green instead of red
I wish that I had stayed home in my bed
Now I know my dream’s not really dead.
Track Name: The Slow One and the Fast One
I don’t think I could love anyone
In the way I love you
I love you
I don’t think I could need anyone
In the way I need you
I need you
And I could tell all the world
About a love that I just found
In you
And I could tell all the world
About a girl
Who only wants a guy like me around
You want a woman
Go out right away
You gotta
Get her baby
Can’t be no delay

Because together for ever
Never ever say die

You want a woman
Go out by yourself
You gotta get her baby
You need no one else.
Track Name: Too Many Life
Too many people
Using my time, blowing my mind
Too many juries
Judging my time, jailing my mind
Too many nothings
In a too many life.