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Evolution

by Tamam Shud

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    Heavy duty LP Jacket, with flood matte finish and spot gloss

    Printed inner sleeve

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

    140 gram black vinyl, cut at 33 rpm

    Includes high quality MP3 download

    Includes unlimited streaming of Evolution via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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1.
(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. (Evolution) 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.
2.
I'm No One 02:06
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.
3.
Mr. Strange 02:31
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.
4.
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
5.
Falling Up 02:46
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.
6.
Feel Free 03:09
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.
7.
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.
8.
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
9.
Rock On Top 02:46
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.
10.
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.
11.
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.

about

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.

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released August 5, 2016

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