The Fourmyula

Fourmyula, TheFrom: New Zealand

The Fourmyula formed in 1967 out of New Zealand, and ten of their fourteen singles reached the New Zealand Top 20. Band members included Martin Hope (guitar, vocals), Wayne Mason (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Ali Richardson (bass, vocals), and Chris Parry (drums). In 1968, Carl Evenson joined the band as the lead vocalist.

The band released their first single, “Come With Me,” in 1968. The song reached #2 in August of that year. The Fourmyula’s best known song is “Nature,” a piece written by Mason and produced by Peter Dawkins. “Nature” became a #1 hit on the New Zealand charts in December 1969, winning the APRA Silver Scroll Award for the year. The Mutton Birds covered the song in the ’90s, making it more of a rock song. In 2001, “Nature” was voted the greatest pop song ever to come from New Zealand.

The band reformed in 2010 to promote the compilation The Complete Fourmyula, which includes a previously unreleased album titled Turn Your Back on the Wind. The album was originally recorded for Decca, but was subsequently shelved. ~ Wikipedia

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From the 1968 album The Fourmyula

  • Honey Chile

From the 1970 album Creation

  • Nature