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GENIE  |  BOOTIE

PHIL EMMANUEL   |   'THE WIZ'


A PERSONAL TRIBUTE TO A LEGEND & MATE

Phil Emmanuel   |  two words needing no introduction to Australian guitar afficiandos and those on-pulse with world music

mere mention instantly resonates vision of an electric guitar-playing legend of exquisite musical talent   |  of dynamic stage performance & presence   |  of tunes leaving you breathless no matter how often you heard them   |  of a quintessential Australian borne purely from his country’s earth & salt   |   of seamless connections with all before him   |  of everyone’s mate, all with a personal tale to cherish   |   mostly-and-always just a 'bloody good bloke'

so proudly, personal & professional connections with The Wiz go back to the late seventies, not just with music but with shared passion for wildlife   |  so fortunately, Naturescape’s timeline is punctuated with many memorable Wiz moments

the soundtracks he produced for my productions   |  shared gigs: him on stage, me on camera   |  times spent musing road trips & adventures, wildlife, his latest python hatchlings, tall tales & true

precious moments — unfortunately one forever impregnated with sadness — in celebration of  special times with a special bloke and a promise of more from The Wiz to come   |   it's a personal collection in tribute to his music, his inspiration, his legacy, and most of all ... his mateship !

" Well bugger me! " I can hear him saying.


Contents:

BOO KOALA  |  FB TRIBUTE

PE INTERVIEW + TUDOR HOTEL clips

LAMINGTON | ALBATROSS

TWEED NATURALLY

BREAMIN  |   Hellecasters story

OLYMPICS CLOSING CEREMONY

ARENA |

SHADOWS OF THE BEATLES

KINGFISHER  |  Soundtrack, Narration, CD

BIG RIVER COUNTRY


PHIL & TOMMY WALL including:

OLD PHOTOS

SHADOWS OF THE BEATLES

BUTCHER BIRD

ADVENTURES IN PARADISE


GENIE WITH THE LIGHT BROWN LAMP   |   LOOSE BOOTIE BOOGIE


shot in the Brisbane studio of Matt Farthing in 1998, 'Genie With The Light Brown Lamp'  & 'Loose Bootie Boogie'  are Phil classics, numbers permanently etched on live playlists in earlier years

they were a spontaneous afterthought when recording Phil’s rendition of Michael Schenker’s ‘Into The Arena’, a track we hoped would be picked up for the Sydney 2000 Olympics — it should've been, and it's criminal it wasn’t

as anyone who knew him well knows, time was never a Jim Khana priority (nor mine) so with a ‘spare ten minutes’ after shooting ‘Arena'  these became the live, one-take, instantly-chosen two

of course one had to be Hank B Marvin track (Genie), and of course that could not be performed without a couple of typical Emmanuel-style intros borrowed from an after-hours recording while working for CMT in Tamworth a few weeks beforehand (more of that coming sometime soon)

COMING SOON


LIVE & RAW AT THE TUDOR (1998)

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ANTHOLOGY SHORTCUTS  |  INDEX


LIFE & TIMES WITH A LEGEND

the day some of the music died ... and a legend was reborn

follow our journey in sequence >>> Anthology

(a single page tells the story from day 1?)



'WIZ' ANTHOLOGY

"HELPING A FELLOW AUSSIE"

[ incorporating 'A TRIBUTE TO THE WIZ' ]


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ALBATROSS

[ from 'The Lamington Album' ]

no not an Australian icon covered in chocolate & coconut but a very special place of unsurpassed beauty & wildness  |  one so deserving of Phil's most celebrated covers as it's end-of-day finale ...


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THE TWEED NATURALLY

[ 'Call Of The Wild'  |  Phil Emmanuel ]



INTO THE ARENA

[ 3 versions  |  take your pick ]

in Michael Schenker's trademark anthem, The Wiz masterfully displays the ease with which he blends heart-driven feel with blistering speed, picking skill for which he's world-renowned

three takes produce three versions:  (1) an edited version of all three takes  (2) the three takes side-by-side splitscreen, and (3) number two complete with a haight-ashbury psychedelic lightshow


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IN THE SHADOWS OF THE BEATLES

came 'Kingfisher' & 'Breamin'


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KINGFISHER

[ soundtrack & narration by Phil Emmanuel ]


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BREAMIN'

[ soundtrack by 'The Hellecasters' ]


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2001 SYDNEY OLYMPICS  |  CLOSING CEREMONY

[ featuring Phil & Tommy Emmanuel ]


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BIG RIVER COUNTRY

[ soundtrack by Phil Emmanuel ]

the one that started a wonderful journey & relationship


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GOING HOME

[ 'Theme from Local Hero' by Mark Knopfler ]

the one that started it all


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GOLDRUSH

[ first contact ]

incorporate first meeting with Tommy (+ Lorraine Silk 'Be Bop A Lula')



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