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Spirit of Akasha (DVD/CD Deluxe Edition)

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SOADVD01
SKU:
643049
PLU: 9397601001750

Deluxe Digipak Edition Featuring The Director's Cut DVD, 32pg Booklet And 'Morning Of The Earth Reimagined' CD!

Warner Music and Heritage Surf Australia are proud to announce the DVD release of 'Spirit of Akasha!' 'Spirit of Akasha' is a film by Andrew Kidman, made to celebrate 40 years of Albe Falzon's surfing masterpiece 'Morning of the Earth' (which is also made available simultaneously).

Deluxe Digipak Edition Featuring The Director's Cut DVD, 32pg Booklet And 'Morning Of The Earth Reimagined' CD!

Warner Music and Heritage Surf Australia are proud to announce the DVD release of 'Spirit of Akasha!' 'Spirit of Akasha' is a film by Andrew Kidman, made to celebrate 40 years of Albe Falzon's surfing masterpiece 'Morning of the Earth' (which is also made available simultaneously).

Format - DVD + CD
Release Date - 07/11/14

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Deluxe Digipak Edition Featuring The Director's Cut DVD, 32pg Booklet And 'Morning Of The Earth Reimagined' CD!

Warner Music and Heritage Surf Australia are proud to announce the DVD release of 'Spirit of Akasha!' 'Spirit of Akasha' is a film by Andrew Kidman, made to celebrate 40 years of Albe Falzon's surfing masterpiece 'Morning of the Earth' (which is also made available simultaneously).
 
'Spirit of Akasha' premiered at Sydney Opera House as part of Sydney festival in January 2014 and has been shown at a number of film festivals around the world including Barcelona, Germany, France, Holland, and Hawaii. The film was produced and directed by renowned independent film maker, musician and surfer Andrew Kidman (Litmus, Glass Love, Last Hope) with the backing and blessing of Albe Falzon, and set out to reimagine Falzon's film in the context of surfing in the new millennium. It was filmed around the world during 2012 and 2013 and features world champion surfers like Mick Fanning and Stephanie Gilmore and 'soul surfers' such as Fergal Smith, Kye and Joel Fitzgerald, and Sam Yoon as its main protagonists. Locations included the Australian Gold Coast, Hawaii, Tahiti, Ireland, Mexico, Fiji and Indonesia among other beautiful and secret spots.
 
'Spirit of Akasha' picked up and developed 'Morning Of The Earth's ethos of soul and spirit in surfing representing surfing as a lifestyle rather than a commercial entity. In doing this, it paid homage to the earlier film (including incorporating some footage from the earlier classic) and gave tribute to the life and passing of Michael Petersen, whose iconic cut-back came to be synonymous with the earlier film. One of the high points of Akasha is Mick Fanning (3x time world champion & champion 2014) riding one of Petersens original single fin shapes emulating MPs signature move to great effect.

Kidman's DVD release comes in an extended Director's Cut, plus 8 new bonus chapters adding over 30 minutes of additional footage, including key scenes from the beautiful Irish coast shot by Micky Smith and further footage of the legendary Tom Curren and his daughter surfing and performing. Curren's daughter Lee-Ann also adds her beautiful vocals (alongside Canyons) as an added bonus.
 
In addition, this deluxe version will be available which comes with a fresh booklet (containing further photos unseen in the CD Audio releases), as well as a Director's commentary explaining the process of making the film and revealing details of featured surfers and locations for the first time. These will be of immense interest for those keen to decode the film to further their enjoyment.
 
Both 'Spirit of Akasha' and 'Morning of the Earth' are heavily tied to music, which was very much part of Falzon's original concept. As a result both are accompanied in their deluxe editions with musical soundtracks - 'Akasha' comes complete with a modern re-working of the original (and classic) 'Morning Of The Earth' soundtrack "Morning of the Earth Reimagined," featuring Matt Corby, Xavier Rudd, Busby Marou and Andrew Kidman and The Windy Hills among others whilst the original film comes with its classic soundtrack produced by G.Wayne Thomas.

DirectorsKIDMAN, ANDREW
Primary Format - MusicDVD Music
ArtistVARIOUS ARTISTS
AudioEnglish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
LabelWarner / Heritage Surf Australia
Region CodingPAL REGION 0
Running Time120
Year of Release2014

CD - MORNING OF THE EARTH REIMAGINED

  • 1. Morning Of The Earth - Mick Turner and the Xlyouris Ensemble with vocals by Oliver Mann
  • 2. I'll Be Alright - Bonnie ‘Prince' Billy & The Cairo Gang
  • 3. First Things First - Matt Corby
  • 4. Sure Feels Good - Tom Curren
  • 5. Awake - Goons of Doom
  • 6. Getting Back - Busby Marou
  • 7. Open Up Your Heart - Jack River
  • 8. Dream Chant - The Sand Pebbles
  • 9. Simple Ben - Machine Translations
  • 10. Bali Waters - POND
  • 11. Making It On Your Own - The Autumn Defense
  • 12. Uluwatu - Blake Mills
  • 13. Day Comes - Xavier Rudd
  • 14. Sea The Swells - Andrew Kidman and the Windy Hills
  • 15. I'm Alive - Andrew VanWyngarden
  • 16. Come With Me - Andrew Kidman
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