Living in A Child's Dream
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Living in A Child's Dream

"Living in a Child's Dream"
Single by The Masters Apprentices
from the album The Masters Apprentices
"Tired of Just Wandering"
ReleasedAugust 1967 (1967-08)
Format7" vinyl
Recorded1967
StudioArmstrong Studios, South Melbourne
GenrePsychedelic pop
Length2:28
LabelAstor
Michael Bower
The Masters Apprentices singles chronology
"Buried and Dead"
(1967)
"Living in a Child's Dream"
(1967)
"Elevator Driver"
(1968)

"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.

Background

In February 1967 the Masters Apprentices relocated to Melbourne from Adelaide and in June they issued their debut self-titled album on Astor Records.[1][2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

The track was written by the group's guitarist, Mick Bower.[5] Australian musicologist, Ian McFarlane, described it as "blissful psychedelic pop."[1] 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."[6] It was voted Australian Song of the Year by Go-Set readers.[1]

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Living in a Child's Dream"Michael Bower2:28
2."Tired of Just Wandering"Bower2:17

Personnel

The Masters Apprentices
  • Mick Bower - rhythm guitar
  • Steve Hopgood - drums
  • Jim Keays - lead vocals, harmonica
  • Tony Summers - lead guitar
  • Gavin Webb - bass guitar
Recording
  • Producer - Dick Heming, Roger Savage, Ian Meldrum
  • Engineer - Roger Savage

References

General
  • Keays, Jim (1999). His Master's Voice: The Masters Apprentices: The bad boys of sixties rock 'n' roll. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-185-X. Retrieved 2017. Note: limited preview for on-line version.
  • Kimball, Duncan (2002). "The Masters Apprentices". Milesago: Australasian Music and Popular Culture 1964-1975. Ice Productions. Archived from the original on 13 November 2016. Retrieved 2017.
  • McFarlane, Ian (1999). "WHAMMO Homepage". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-072-1. Archived from the original on 5 April 2004. Retrieved 2017. Note: Archived [on-line] copy has limited functionality.
  • Spencer, Chris; Nowara, Zbig; McHenry, Paul (2002) [1987]. The Who's Who of Australian Rock. Noble Park, Vic.: Five Mile Press. ISBN 1-86503-891-1.[7] Note: [on-line] version was established at White Room Electronic Publishing Pty Ltd in 2007 and was expanded from the 2002 edition. As from September 2010 the [on-line] version is no longer available.
Specific
  1. ^ a b c McFarlane, "'The Master's Apprentices' entry". Archived from the original on 18 June 2004. Retrieved 2009..
  2. ^ Kimball
  3. ^ Keays p. 65
  4. ^ Nimmervoll, Ed (15 November 1967). "National Top 40". Go-Set. Waverley Press. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ ""Living in a Child's Dream" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ Nimmervoll, Ed. "Masters Apprentices". Howlspace - The Living History of Our Music. White Room Electronic Publishing Pty Ltd (Ed Nimmervoll). Archived from the original on 29 April 2004. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "Who's who of Australian rock / compiled by Chris Spencer, Zbig Nowara & Paul McHenry". catalogue. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 2010.

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