Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Sunforest -Sound of Sunforest (great classic 60's Psychy-Folk Album)

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 Houg become pop singers and were discovered almost right away in a working cla cafe drinking tea. A man came in a fur coat from Decca Records, wanted to hea 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. (


01.Overture To The Sun (1:40)
02.Where Are You (2:42)
03.Bonny River (2:41)
04.Be Like Me (2:10)
05.Mr. Bumble (1:49)
06.And I Was Blue (2:49)
07.Lighthouse Keeper (2:04)
08.Old Cluck (2:41)
09.Lady Next Door (2:26)
10.Peppermint Store (2:00)
11.Magician In The Mountain (4:09)
12.Lovely Day (2:45)
13.Give Me All Your Loving (2:38)
14.Garden Rug (2:13)
15.All In Good Time (3:45)

Sunforest: Terry Tucker - Piano, Harmonium, Harpsichord, Hammond Organ and Vocals
Freya Houge - Spanish Guitar, Banjo and Vocals
Erika Eigen - Latin American Percussion, Ankle Bells and Vocals

Special musicians:

*Tunea Percussion - Reg Weller, Jim Lawless, John Blanchard
*Bass Guitars - Herbie Flowers, Joe Mudele
*Drums - Dougie Wright, Ronnie Verre
*Electric Guitar - Jim Sullivan
*Violins - R. Mosley, D. Wolfsta
*Viola - F. Riddle
*Cello - Malca Cossak
*Trumpets - Ralph EizenLess London, Cliff Haines
*French Horns - John Burden, Andy McGavin
*Piccolo, Flute, Bass Clarinet - Harry Smith
*Oboes - S. Sutcliffe, Les Baldwin