The Fourmyula is celebrating 40 years of "Nature" and are playing historic reunion shows in Auckland and Upper Hutt in 2010.
Formed in Upper Hutt in the mid-sixties, The Fourmyula earned the title 'New Zealand's Beatles' for being the first local band to insist on recording their own material, resulting in a spectacular run of hits. Radio played them constantly: "Come With Me", "Alice Is There", "I Know Why", "Home", "Otaki" and, of course, "Nature" -- the song that won its author Wayne Mason the coveted APRA Silver Scroll Award, became a hit all over again in the 90s for The Mutton Birds, was voted Best New Zealand Song of the past 75 years and became the title song of the 'Nature's Best' series
This four CD set collects all of The Fourmyula's tracks together, and also includes what is arguably their finest work -- the previously unreleased "Turn Your Back on the Wind" which was recorded in the UK by Decca. Showing the influence of then-emerging British bands like Led Zeppelin as well as the Beatles, this lost classic sounds fresh and forceful today, and is a highlight of 'The Complete Fourmyula'.
The set includes a 40+ page booklet with a full history of The Fourmyula with accompanying images and newspaper clippings from the era.