|"Living in a Child's Dream"|
|Single by The Masters Apprentices|
|from the album The Masters Apprentices|
|"Tired of Just Wandering"|
|Studio||Armstrong Studios, South Melbourne|
|The Masters Apprentices singles chronology|
"Living in a Child's Dream" is the third single by Australian rock group, the Masters Apprentices, which was issued in August 1967 on Astor Records. The track was written by the group's guitarist, Mick Bower. It peaked at No. 9 on the Go-Set national singles charts.
In February 1967 the Masters Apprentices relocated to Melbourne from Adelaide and in June they issued their debut self-titled album on Astor Records. It was recorded at the newly opened Armstrong Studios in South Melbourne and it was nominally produced by staff producer, Dick Heming. According to lead singer, Jim Keays, Heming's input was limited and most of the production was by audio engineer, Roger Savage, with considerable input from Ian Meldrum. Released in August, the album's second single, "Living in a Child's Dream", reached the top ten in most state capitals and peaked at No. 9 on Go-Set's National Top 40.
The track was written by the group's guitarist, Mick Bower. Australian musicologist, Ian McFarlane, described it as "blissful psychedelic pop." Fellow music journalist, Ed Nimmervoll, opined that it "saw the first dramatic shift in direction for the [band], this time offering a melodic pop piece with psychedelic lyrics. With a national top ten hit on their hands [they] were now one of the most popular groups in the country." It was voted Australian Song of the Year by Go-Set readers.
|1.||"Living in a Child's Dream"||Michael Bower||2:28|
|2.||"Tired of Just Wandering"||Bower||2:17|