[Sound recording] 'Till the boys come home (keep the home fires burning)

Accession Number AWM2018.404.14
Collection type Sound
Measurement 4:13
Object type Digital audio file
Physical description wave
Maker Hicks, Alan
Latham, Chris
Hidden, David
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, North Shore, Narremburn
Date made 2018
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

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Source credit to Latham, Chris

Recording of the song titled 'Till the boys come home (keep the home fires burning)', created as part of the Music and the First World War project. Lyrics written by Lena Gilbert Ford, with music composed by Ivor Novello. Produced by Chris Latham, with David Hidden as vocalist and Alan Hicks on piano. This recording was made at Flat Rock Studios, Sydney, on 13 July 2018. The work is performed in the spirit of the time with some changes made for the modern ear.

Chris Latham, producer of this recording, notes: 'This is a clever song that is very melodic. It is jingoistic in parts but then full of sentiment. It is reassuring as you know where the melody is going to go and can almost predict it. This song uses a memorable rhythmic device, known as a hook. It can be played in the living room.'

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