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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunforest - Sound Of Sunforest (1969 us, beautiful folk, sunshine pop with traditional and baroque glances, japan remaster)

The Sun - the beginning Of life in out solar system The Symbol, therefore, of creation Representing joy and love The finest attributes of life The Sun is giving, we receive As inhabitants of this earth The Forest, which contains all Wherein dwell sheltering trees Rising to worship the lifegiving sun All animals, plants and finally Man Inhabit the vast forest of the earth Desert, mountain, green valley and sea The Earth, from which spring all creatures Nature's art - informed to live Inspired to create and understand In the light of the giving sun At night we rest by the gentle lamp The moon, the jeweled starts Then by the soft brightness of dawn Persuaded, we rise again - Once more light and life Reign silent, strong and pure In the Forest of the Sun
by Freya Lynn Houge

A mellowness of cool sound Vibrations of personality in song A gentle harmony of tempered soul A rose colored glass filled to capacity With love for music and out neighbors. Welcome to Sunforest!
by Vic Smith

Terry Tucker went to London with two girlfriends, Erika Eigen and Freya Houge, to become pop singers and were discovered almost right away in a working class cafe drinking tea. A man came in a fur coat from Decca Records, wanted to hear their songs and they went to the studio that night and recorded a demo. Two weeks later they wanted to record an album and he became their manager. They were his American girls. The recorded their one and only album Sound of Sunforest in 1969.

Kubrick wanted her to record Overture for the Sun for the soundtrack. It got recorded again, Terry wrote some changes in the arrangement for the film. It was exciting. It just fell into their lap. In those days they never tried to make anything happen, just follow their nose and it happened. Overture is instrumental, like a little renaissance piece. Terry wrote and arranged it, played harpsichord on it. Lighthouse Keeper is a song that Erica wrote and Terry sang backup on it and played the piano. Terry stayed in England about 12 years and came home to the US after the band broke up.
by Malcolm McDowell

1. Overture to the Sun (Tucker) - 1:40
2. Where Are You (Eigen, Hogue, H. Smith) - 2:42
3. Bonny River (Hogue) - 2:41
4. Be Like Me (Hogue, Tucker) - 2:10
5. Mr. Bumble (Tucker) - 1:50
6. And I Was Blue (Hogue, Tucker) - 2:50
7. Lighthouse Keeper (Eigen) - 2:04
8. Old Cluck (Hogue) - 2:41
9. Lady Next Door (Eigen, Hogue, Tucker) - 2:26
10.Peppermint Store (Hogue) - 2:00
11.Magician in the Mountain (H. Smith) - 4:09
12.Lovely Day (Hogue) - 2:45
13.Give Me All Your Loving (Eigen, Hogue, Tucker) - 2:38
14.Garden Rug (Tucker) - 2:13
15.All in Good Time (Hogue, Tucker) - 3:45

*Terry Tucker - Piano, Harmonium, Harpsichord, Organ Hammond
*Freya Lynn Hogue – Spanish Guitar, Banjo, Vocals
*Erika Eigen - Latin American Percussion, Bells
Guest Musicians
*Herbie Flowers, Joe Mudele - Bass Guitar
*Cecil James - Bassoon
*Malca Cossak - Cello
*Dougie Wright, Ronnie Verrel - Drums
*Jim Sullivan - Electric Guitar
*Andy McGavin - French Horn
* John Burden - French Horn
*Les Baldwin, S. Sutcliffe - Oboe
*Jim Lawles, John Blanchard, Reg Weller - Percussion
*Harry Smith - Piccolo Flute, Flute, Clarinet
*Cliff Haines, Les London, Ralph Eizen - Trumpet
*Alfie Reece - Tuba
*F. Riddle - Viola
*D. Wolfstal, R. Mosley - Violin
*Erika Eigen, Freya Hogue, Terry Tucker - Vocals

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DanP said...

Oh, I definitely want to hear album that perhaps it seems would never have happened but for these Americans' trip to UK.

Dhiraj said...

Thanks for posting> Totally new for me . will check

ARGS said...

Πολλά ευχαριστώ Μάριε!

JeanBernardFrance said...

Thanks for the Japanese edition of this so beautiful (vocals & music) album.

Holly said...

This is wonderful. Thank you, Marios!

mkraemer55 said...

This is such a great album. Thank you Marios.

Anonymous said...

link doesnt work

Marios said...

Sunforest Links Ok.
Thank you.

Ozzy said...

Thank you very much!

Anonymous said...

Freya lives in Seattle and was our Nanny for a few years about 10 years ago. I wish she could have been able to make a living in music and poetry. Too bad she is not able to sell this still.