Tully [ Sea of Joy (The music from the film by Paul Witzig) ] CD [EM1068CD]

Tully [ Sea of Joy (The music from the film by Paul Witzig) ] CD [EM1068CD]

Selling Price: US$17.00

Weight: 90g

Quantity:
+Originally issued in 1972
+Cardboard paper CD case with a booklet
+Liner notes written by Paul Witzig, original members of Tully & Stephen McParland
+English/Japanese text
+Scarce photos/lyrics

First time re-issue & on CD of the music for the classic Australian surf movie filmed by Paul Witzig in 1970, starring Wayne Lynce, Nat Young and Ted Spencer. Filmed in Australia, Mauritius, south Africa, Oahu and Kauai. The music was all written & performed by a psychedelic rock acid folk outfit called TULLY featuring Richard Lockwood and Michael Carlos.

Tully, the band that recorded Sea of Joy, was the precocious child of two very different creatures, Tully the First (wild psychdelic & spiritual progressive rock) and Extradition (ethernal acid folk sounds, later survived the album Hush). They played together once then became Tully the Second. The music they played for the soundtarck was engrossing and particularly enchanting (and still is!). You may find there will be nothing to compare such a recording with other surf soundtracks or surfing related music in whole surf music history (even now). Acid-deep-psyche-progressive-rock-folk surf on in early 1970s!

Some tracks were heard on the movie, but actually many of them are different version and arrangement (or feeling like so) for this long player, its rightly much higher audiolable quality than we hear on the original film.

Sea of Joy, a title borrowed from the Blind Faith song of the same name (featured on the group's 1969 self-titled longplayer), was, as a film, a relaxing experience instead of the usual "story" or "travelogue". Uncrowded waves from Australia to Africa to Hawaii were a strong feature of the film and there was a serene beauty to the production.
Geoff Watson in his review of the film in the surfing tabloid Tracks (issue #8) commented, "Paul Witzig takes us into his child's world in his newest film. It is a world of puppy dogs and slow motion pony rides, of fish eye gnomes and laughing faces. The grown-ups are friendly and very kind and every day is a holiday."

A style and sound that won them inclusion in Lillian Roxon's highly acclaimed ROCK ENCYCLOPEDIA. In fact, they were the only truly Australian group included in the book.
(from the liner notes by Stephen McParland)

"Sea of Joy is a score filled with evocative memories of an era when youth culture was emerging and searching for a new era of peace and hope of a better world.
The world may have lost this path, but the music lives on as a testament to dreams of freedom." (Paul Witzig)

TRACKS:
1. Sea of Joy (Part 1) (Lockwood)
2. Pseudo-Tragic-Dramatic (Firth)
3. Follow Me (Campbell)
4. Cat-Clarinet Mit Orgel (Lockwood-Carlos)
5. Trinidad (Campbell)
6. I Feel the Sun (Campbell)
7. Thank You (Campbell-Stewart)
8. Syndrone (Tully)
9. Softly, Softly (Firth)
10. Brother Sun (Firth)
11. Down to the Sea (Campbell)
12. Sea of Joy (Part 2) (Lockwood)
Tully [ Sea of Joy (The music from the film by Paul Witzig) ] CD [EM1068CD]

Selling Price: US$17.00

Weight: 90g

Quantity: