Nickelodeon (album)
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Nickelodeon Album
Nickelodeon The Masters Apprentices album cover 1971.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedDecember 1971 (1971-12)
RecordedJanuary 1971
GenreRock, Progressive rock
ProducerHoward Gable
The Masters Apprentices chronology
Singles from Nickelodeon
  1. "Future Of Our Nation" / "New Day"
    Released: June 1971

Nickelodeon is the first live album by The Masters Apprentices, released in December 1971 on Columbia Records.


The Masters Apprentices began their 1971 national tour of Australia in Perth. They enlisted producer Howard Gable to recorded their first show at the Nickelodeon Theatre using portable four-track equipment. The band was tired and under-rehearsed, and were not satisfied with the results, these recordings became the live LP Nickelodeon, believed to be the second live rock album recorded in Australia.[1] Two of its tracks--the brooding "Future of Our Nation" and the non-album cut "New Day"--were put out as a single in June 1971.


In Australia, the lead single "Future Of Our Nation" would reach #51 on the Go-Set National Top 60 Charts[2].

Track listing

All songs written by Doug Ford and Jim Keays, except where noted.

Side A
1."Future Of Our Nation"5:20
2."Evil Woman" (Gary Wright, Mike Harrison)19:19
Side B
1."Because I Love You"6:11
2."Light A Fire Within Yourself" (Doug Ford)4:08
3."When I´ve Got Your Soul"5:30
4."Fresh Air By The Ton"9:21


The Masters Apprentices
Production Team
  • Producer - Howard Gable


  • 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.
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