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Please try again later. When they arrived in England it was without much money, hardly any equipment - but with a certain new-found optimism and energy. Eventually they negotiated with various departments of EMI to set up recording sessions and a deal to release an album. Starting in September the sessions were finished within a month, and new compositions influenced by bands with a more progressive take on music creation found their way into the studio.
But while their forthcoming album sounded good, strong and original, they were almost broke - again - following these recording sessions. Wheatly travelled back to Australia to set up a tour, got a sponsor deal as well, and at the end of December the rest of the band followed.
Another hit single for The Masters Apprentices, hitting the top 20 charts. After almost a year away from Australia they initially found it difficult to regain their former popularity, but good concerts and magazine articles soon rectified that - at least to some extent.
In between a massive concert schedule the band also had TV appearances, and generally worked hard to regain the momentum in their home country. In Australia their studio album made the previous year was issued in April, named Choice Cuts, and it soon hit the top 20 album charts. But while they started getting a name over in Europe, The Masters Apprentices were stuck in Australia at this point.
A new bout of experiences with promoters ripping off the band and band activities taking it's toll on managerial oversight saw to it that their fiances still were dire, although not in debt they didn't have the financial muscle to return to Europe for possibly more sound commercial and financial success there.
And late in the spring of they were about to call it a day. A phone call from EMI UK postponed that decision though, their album was getting a lot of good press in the UK, and they were urged to return to England. So in May they boarded a cruise liner headed for England. When they arrived 3 months had passed though, and by now EMI UK wasn't as eager about the band anymore. Newly founded Bronze Records were though, but fearing legal problems they decided to stick with EMI - which they later would regret.
In the autumn of they hit the studio again, to record what was to be their final album. In January A Toast to Panama Red saw the light of day, to highly positive receptions mostly everywhere. With this latest negative development Wheatly had enough, and quit the band to concentrate his efforts full time with the management firm that was set up two years previously.
Keays announced his departure soon after, and headed back to Australia as well. Ford and Burgess tried to keep the band going, adding the latters brother Denny to the line-up, but in mid The Masters Apprentices called it quits.
The Burgess, Ford, Keays and Wheatley line-up reunited briefly in , and issued the album Do What You Wanna Do the following year, but apart from this brief resurrection The Masters Apprentices as a continuing band project was over, but various one-offs with different line-ups have occurred infrequently over the years. In the were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in Australia for their achievements, and while it is the part of their history as a pop and rock outfit that are most highly regarded today, the final two studio ventures from the band were, at least at the time, innovative, daring and high class progressive rock tinged efforts.
And it is these two last efforts from this troubled band that has lead to the band being added to the database at Progarchives. As they were a highly influential act in their native Australia exploring territories pretty close to progressive rock as such, they have been approved in the Proto-prog category. A little late from a European perspective, but just about perfectly right seen with Australian eyes.
See also: HERE read more. Studio Album, 3. Jam It Up! Live, 3. Studio Album, 2. Thanks to windhawk for the artist addition. A Collection of RaritiesApr 17, · 50+ videos Play all Mix - The Masters Apprentices - Future of our Nation YouTube Jane - Here We Are (full album) - Duration: Thebestdream I had 51, views.