17/02/2007

Sunforest - Sound of Sunforest (1969)

Sunforest were a sort of poppier, all-female American (albeit Uk-based) version of The Incredible String Band (albeit not so weird). Their lone 1969 album is a good period piece, full of warm and gentle beatlesque psycho-pop tunes, tinged with slight Renaissance reminiscences.

«Terry Tucker went to London with two girlfriends, Erika Eigen & 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. They recorded their one and only album Sound of Sunforest in 1969. Kubrick wanted them to record Overture for the Sun [and Lighthouse Keeper] for the soundtrack [to A Clockwork Orange]. It got recorded again, Terry wrote some changes in the arrangement for the film. […] 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.» (MalcolmMcDowell.net)

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8 comments:

Radu said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/15107203/Sunforest.rar.html

kosice said...

Thank you for posting this album! I've had it for some time now and always loved it...and I had no idea the musicians were actually American! Great music!

Marian

happydog said...

Thanks for this! Much appreciated.

happydog said...

Thanks for this! Much appreciated.

kitzOgen said...

The Overture to the Sun its a fantastic song. Thanks.

zappahead said...

This is a real suprise package for me...liked reading about this girl band?.....very interesting...thanks for the share.

Alex Khype said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/30993731/Sunforest.rar

Anonymous said...

Very helpful. I'll order this one. Love this kind of music on a damp June day.