[Sound recording] Sons of Australia

Accession Number AWM2018.404.51
Collection type Sound
Measurement 6 min 49 sec
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
Copyright

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright

Copying Provisions Recording provided for personal, non-commercial and commemorative use. Permission from copyright holder must be sought for commercial use.
Source credit to Latham, Chris
Description

Recording of the song titled 'Sons of Australia', created as part of the Music and the First World War project. Lyrics written by Robert Johnstone with music composed by Frank Johnstone. Produced by Chris Latham, with David Hidden as vocalist and Alan Hicks on piano. This recording was made at Flat Rock Studios, Sydney, on 27 November 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 so Australian in the verse and then jumps to Britain in the chorus. It is notable because fo all the wildlife references. It is an artefact from a time when even though you were Australian, you were still British.'

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