Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

FOREST

Forest

Prog Folk


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Forest Forest album cover
3.03 | 22 ratings | 5 reviews | 5% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy FOREST Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 1969

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Bad penny (2:38)
2. A glade somewhere (3:08)
3. Lovemakers' ways (3:23)
4. While you're gone (2:30)
5. Sylvie(we'd better not pretend) (3:49)
6. A fantasy you (2:46)
7. Fading light (4:27)
8. Do you want some smoke? (2:55)
9. Don't want to go (6:50)
10. Nothing else will matter (4:10)
11. Mirror of life (4:43)
12. Rain is on my balcony (4:24)

Total Time: 45:43

Lyrics

Search FOREST Forest lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search FOREST Forest tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Derek Allenby / mandolin, pipes, harmonica, harmonium, percussion, vocals
- Hadrian Welham / guitar, pipes, harmonica, cello, electric harpsichord, harmonium, percussion, mandolin, organ
- Martin Welham / 12 string guitar, organ, harmonium, piano, pipes, percussion, vocals

Releases information

LP Harvest SHVL 760 / LP Harvest SKAD 418 / CD Beat Goes On BGOCD 236 (1994) along with "Full Circle" as two lp's on one cd.

Thanks to ProgLucky for the addition
Edit this entry

FOREST MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy FOREST Forest Music


Forest / Full CircleForest / Full Circle
Import · Remastered
Bgo - Beat Goes on 2002
Audio CD$10.27
$10.26 (used)

Right Now on Ebay (logo)
NATIVE AMERICANA CASSETTE TAPE COYOTE OLDMAN NIGHT FOREST FLUTE SOLO USD $5.50 Buy It Now 2h 49m
Great Vast Forest - The Years Of Cold Winter And Darkness Tapes BRAZIL SEALED CD USD $11.99 Buy It Now 2h 50m
Korpiklaani-Spirit of the Forest CD NEW USD $11.95 Buy It Now 2h 54m
The Forester Sisters: Sincerely USD $4.99 Buy It Now 3h
EMPEROR Beyond The Great Vast Forest Rehearsal 1992 / 1993 CD Limited Edition USD $24.99 Buy It Now 3h 2m
PAUL BURDETT Guitar In The Forest_Relaxation CD Album USD $7.41 Buy It Now 3h 19m
Huey Lewis & The News-I Know What I Like/Forest For The USD $3.50 Buy It Now 3h 35m
Essence of the Forest By Deep Forest Deep Forest Audio CD USD $13.21 Buy It Now 3h 38m
THE FORESTER SISTERS - Don't You - 1989 USA 2-track 7" single EX / VG USD $2.45 Buy It Now 3h 49m
Voices: From The Human Forest Create A Fugue Of Imaginary Rain CD 2013 CDL NEW USD $9.95 Buy It Now 4h 4m
NEW Chapter Of The Forest (Audio CD) USD $14.87 Buy It Now 4h 16m
Forest by George Winston USD $1.99 Buy It Now 4h 17m
Therguu 'Goat 10.10.10' Hate Forest,Immortal,Naglfar USD $1.68 [2 bids]
4h 17m
Mark O'conner Elysian Forest LP Warner Bros 9 25736-1 1988 Vinyl USD $4.99 Buy It Now 4h 36m
P.D.Q. Bach - Black Forest Bluegrass [CD New] USD $14.89 Buy It Now 4h 37m
Horna 'Pimeyden Hehku' Carpathian Forest,Emperor USD $4.90 [6 bids]
4h 38m
Josh Groban-Closer (CD 2003) Deep Forest~Josh Bell~David Foster USD $0.99 [0 bids]
4h 46m
Hate Forest / Ildjarn - Those Once Mighty Fallen CD 2014 digi black metal Osmose USD $17.95 Buy It Now 4h 48m
OPHIDIAN FOREST / HARESIARCHS OF DIS - Darkest Origins CD Pagan/Black Metal, NEW USD $1.99 Buy It Now 4h 49m
From the Teachings of the Spiritual Heart by John Roger, A Walk in the Forest, C USD $15.20 Buy It Now 4h 56m
(FH687) Royal Forest, Spillway - sealed CD USD $7.53 Buy It Now 4h 57m
Talkin' 'Bout Men by The Forester Sisters (CD, Mar-1991, Warner Bros.) inv75 USD $5.98 Buy It Now 5h
2014 Forest Hills Drive [Clean Version] New CD USD $14.20 Buy It Now 5h 7m
The Taliesin Orchestra CD Forbidden Forest Impressions of George Winston USD $9.10 Buy It Now 5h 7m
Forest Of Yeonju - Ho Yeon Ju (2011, CD New) USD $3.90 Buy It Now 5h 7m
Carpathian Forest ?- Black Shining Leather cd FIRST VERSION USD $27.00 [0 bids]
5h 9m
Forest Hills Drive: Live from Fayetteville, NC [PA] * New CD USD $11.76 Buy It Now 5h 13m
MAREK WEBER - FOREST IDYLL / THE HERMIT - HMV C2451 - 12" 78 USD $18.59 Buy It Now 5h 19m
Out Of Sherwood's Forest Bobby Rare 1942-1947 Record LP Sealed Jazz IAJRC 35 USD $21.50 Buy It Now 5h 26m
Sounds of Nature: Tropical Rain Forest by Gentle Persuasion CD, Jan-1991 MINT! USD $14.88 Buy It Now 5h 28m
THE FORESTER SISTERS Sincerely & On The Other Side Of The Gate WB 45 27959 NM- USD $1.99 Buy It Now 5h 29m
David Gordon & Steve - Misty Forest Morning [CD New] USD $10.55 Buy It Now 5h 30m
LIVE IN SHERWOOD FOREST '75 [USED CD] USD $12.78 Buy It Now 5h 32m
Bring Me The Horizon Forest Girl Official Patch New USD $5.95 Buy It Now 5h 56m
A Frames - Black Forest 2005 Digipak CD - The Intelligence USD $1.84 Buy It Now 5h 57m
NEW Some Other Time: The Lost Session from The Black Forest [2 CD] (Audio CD) USD $28.28 Buy It Now 6h 4m
FOREST FIRE Future Shadows 2011 UK 2-trk promo CD + press release Fat Cat USD $5.02 Buy It Now 6h 11m
Forest Audio CD USD $27.88 Buy It Now 6h 13m
The Byrds Turn Turn Turn CD 4 track Single Import Forest Gum Soundtrack RARE! USD $12.50 Buy It Now 6h 16m
The Forester Sisters Cassette 1985 When You're in Love, Dixie Man, Crazy Heart + USD $9.25 Buy It Now 6h 21m
The Forester Sisters Men / Just In Case 45 VG+ Juke Box USD $4.95 Buy It Now 6h 35m
The Forester Sisters I Fell In Love Again Last Night / Dixie Man 45 VG+ Juke Box USD $4.95 Buy It Now 6h 35m
The Forester Sisters Too Much Fun / The Blues Don't Stand Chance 45 VG+ Juke Box USD $4.95 Buy It Now 6h 35m
The Forester Sisters Don't You / All I Need 45 VG+ Juke Box USD $4.95 Buy It Now 6h 35m
The Forester Sisters Mama's Never Seen Those Eyes / Something.. 45 VG+ Juke Box USD $4.95 Buy It Now 6h 35m
Essence of Deep Forest-best of - Deep Forest CD-JEWEL CASE USD $11.81 Buy It Now 6h 42m
Horst Jankowski -Return To the Black Forest El Condor Pasa - LP USD $8.57 Buy It Now 7h 14m
Singing Birds / Rain Forest / Mountain Streams, Relax With, Good Box set USD $1.56 Buy It Now 7h 16m
NEW Dark Ships in the Forest (Audio CD) USD $20.08 Buy It Now 7h 20m
Soulful House 12" Stacy Kidd - Where Did It Go / Ancient Forest KenLou NM 2003 USD $5.00 Buy It Now 7h 22m
Tropical Rain Forest by Various Artists USD $2.49 Buy It Now 7h 25m
RARE 45 Rpm Record Red Color Vinyl Jimmy Forest Night Train USD $30.00 Buy It Now 7h 31m
Hate Forest - The Gates CD 2014 digi reissue bonus tracks Drudkh USD $13.95 Buy It Now 7h 35m
V.A.-INTRODUCING CHILLOUT FOREST-JAPAN MINI LP CD D99 USD $19.99 Buy It Now 7h 41m
chico hamilton forest flower part 1 & 2 USD $9.00 Buy It Now 7h 52m
Boheme, Deep Forest, Good USD $5.75 Buy It Now 8h
ALAN CADDY TRIBUTE TO ANDY WILLIAMS FOREST EVA 2209 / VINTAGE 1971 " 7 INCH USD $0.63 [0 bids]
8h 7m
THE RIVER RAID In A Forest 2010 ALT ROCK Very Good NR Digipak PROMO USD $0.99 [0 bids]
USD $4.99 Buy It Now
8h 15m
DEEP FOREST - BOHEME CD 12 TRACKS FREE POST USD $8.18 Buy It Now 8h 32m
FOREST SWORDS - DAGGER PATHS CD NEW+ USD $26.71 Buy It Now 8h 37m
RadioShow:BILL CODY CLASSIC #30-05 F.FENDER,FORESTER SISTERS,G.CAMPBELL,R.SKAGGS USD $21.99 Buy It Now 8h 38m
Forbidden Forest: Impressions of George Winston, Winston, Taliesin Orchestra, G USD $11.80 Buy It Now 9h 3m
RARE BIRD - EPIC FOREST CD NEW+ USD $21.86 Buy It Now 9h 11m
NATURE'S MAGIC - RAIN FOREST RETREAT - CASSETTE USD $1.84 Buy It Now 9h 26m
SATYRICON The Forest Is My Throne/ ENSLAVED Yggdrasill MC Immortal Dark Funeral USD $15.90 Buy It Now 9h 33m
RASPUTINA-How We Quit The Forest CD NEW USD $19.37 Buy It Now 9h 54m
NEW The Forest of Damned Souls (Audio CD) USD $14.87 Buy It Now 10h 18m
Francesco Geminiani~The Enchanted Forest~Antonio Vivaldi~Concerto for Two Violin USD $17.95 Buy It Now 10h 27m
Forester Sisters, The - The First Noel/This Old White Doorway (45, 1987) USD $2.00 Buy It Now 10h 44m
Richie Havens 1973 Stormy Forest promo 45rpm Tight Rope Mono & Stereo Versions USD $10.00 Buy It Now 10h 48m
2014 Forest Hills Drive [PA] by J. Cole (Rap) (CD, Dec-2014, Columbia (USA)) USD $5.00 [0 bids]
USD $8.00 Buy It Now
11h 26m
Magical Forest - Langeland / Trio Mediaeval 602547768315 (CD Used Very Good) USD $21.04 Buy It Now 11h 56m
Eastern Sounds of Nature~Sound of the Forest ~2007 Chinese Production NEW/SEALED USD $7.25 Buy It Now 12h
Rasputina - How We Quiit The Forest - Brand New CD USD $14.95 Buy It Now 12h 11m
NEW Forest Rain (Audio CD) USD $18.59 Buy It Now 12h 27m
Forest Rain by Dean Evenson (CD, Nov-1993, Soundings of the Planet) USD $6.99 Buy It Now 12h 28m
deeper - deep forest the ambient mixes cd USD $5.27 Buy It Now 12h 49m
DEEP FOREST-DEEP FOREST III-COMPARSA-DUTCH CASSETTE TAPE-1997-WORLD POP-SEALED- USD $11.00 Buy It Now 12h 50m
DARK FOREST - BEYOND THE VEIL USD $13.99 Buy It Now 13h
DARK FOREST - DAWN OF INFINITY USD $12.99 Buy It Now 13h
DARK FOREST - THE AWAKENING USD $13.99 Buy It Now 13h
FOREST OF IMPALED - DEMONVOID USD $10.99 Buy It Now 13h 10m
40869 Bobby Forester Love You Forever [NEW] CD () USD $3.68 Buy It Now 13h 11m
HUNDRED - THE FOREST KINGDOM PART ONE USD $3.99 Buy It Now 13h 16m
FOREST FOR THE TREES - DREAM - SINGLE EDIT - PROMO CD SINGLE IN A CARD SLEEVE USD $2.50 [0 bids]
13h 22m
?? Music from the BLACK FOREST - Top Folk Music! NIP USD $11.03 Buy It Now 13h 23m
BLACK FOREST COUNTRY CHAPEL at the Schönberg new & OVP?? USD $11.03 Buy It Now 13h 23m
BLACK FOREST COUNTRY CHAPEL "Susi Polka" new & OVP?? USD $11.03 Buy It Now 13h 23m
OPHIDIAN FOREST / HARESIARCHS OF DIS - DARKEST ORIGINS USD $6.99 Buy It Now 13h 32m
DEEP FOREST MARTA'S SONG CD SINGLE AUSTRALIA 3 TRACKS USD $7.60 Buy It Now 13h 33m
Deep Forest cassette album (Indonesian edition) - Boheme USD $6.70 Buy It Now 13h 56m
Alan Caddy Orchestra & Singers - Jesus Christ Superstar 7" Vinyl EP Forest (1972 USD $23.87 Buy It Now 14h 4m
FOREST Full Circle FIRST PRESS JAPAN CD OBI TOCP-7697 USD $23.99 Buy It Now 14h 26m
Songs From The Deep Forest, Duke Special, Good USD $2.20 Buy It Now 14h 41m
Deep forest self titled cassette tape ultra rare USD $16.39 Buy It Now 14h 57m
41088 Bobby Forester Love You Forever [NEW] CD () USD $3.13 Buy It Now 15h
AZEROTH Doctrine Of Dark Forest (CD) Black metal | 6 bonus tracks USD $14.99 Buy It Now 15h 5m
CD ALBUM - Deep Forest - Boheme USD $1.26 [0 bids]
15h 27m
The London Palladium Orch The Forge In The Forest 10" 78 Rpm Gramophone Record USD $11.31 Buy It Now 16h 7m
New! NATURE SERIES: THE FOREST STREAM (CD 2002) sealed USD $7.99 Buy It Now 16h 10m

More places to buy FOREST music online Buy FOREST & Prog Rock Digital Music online:

FOREST Forest ratings distribution


3.03
(22 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(5%)
5%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(27%)
27%
Good, but non-essential (45%)
45%
Collectors/fans only (23%)
23%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

FOREST Forest reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Sean Trane
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Folk
3 stars Forest's first album is a typical product of late 60's British folk or folk-rock but does not really qualify as folk-prog like the Trees or Comus would. This is also much calmer folk than Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span , Pentangle and others Incredible String Band.

But we are not far away from all of those groups mentionned above and if you enjoy them , you are likely to enjoy this. There are some highlights here, notably the two longer tracks , Fading Lights and Don't Want To Go , but all other tracks are fine, really.

Overall , I think that Forest could've used more percussion to make their music, slightly more interesting. As Lise says in the band's intro , they are very enjoyable but hardly essential in context of our ProgArchives.

Review by Eetu Pellonpaa
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars I was really charmed by this bunch of guys crafting up some "raw songs of the earth", as described on the album liner notes. Their sound texture builds up from layers of acoustic guitars, mandolins, flutes and male vocals on both choral harmonies and melodic solo patterns. There are some subtle keyboards breaking up the purist medieval instrumentation, and also some lyrics are not following the ancient themes. This does not ruin the wholeness in my opinion, but makes it more fuzzy and surreal reflector of its time; There are small doses of psychedelia included in this soup, I believe. Though the music is built from simple elements, the guys have managed to fill their wailing tunes with very strong emotions, and I'm receptive to this kind of approach. All of the compositions are quite good in my opinion, but the best song of them all is "A Glade Somewhere", a really shameless crying after a woman presented in a form of powerful harmonics and melodies, making up a really pretty piece of music. The cover picture of this album presents the music it conceals perfectly. Raw color drawings fit with the basic instrumentations accessible to anybody, and the image is full of mystery and glorification of the ancient days. I bought myself a nice vinyl reissue pressed by "Radioactive", and one can also find a pic of minstrels gettin' high in ye glade within the heart of gatefold sleeve. You can surely flavor your nights of rustic aesthetics with this record, and it is thus highly recommended.
Review by ClemofNazareth
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Folk Researcher
3 stars Forest is a band that I think sometimes gets elevated a bit by revisionist history when it comes to progressive folk. This and their other album were originally released on Harvest Records, and this one was recorded at Abbey Road where John Peel reportedly doted on the band. The originals are near impossible to get your hands on today without a fairly fat checkbook, but both albums were reissued by Beat Goes On in the nineties as a much more accessible 2CD set. This debut was also reissued by Radioactive Records on both CD and on limited-issue vinyl, and both these can be had pretty easily.

As near as I can tell these three guys must have a friendship that dates back to their youth, as they have some documented history dating to 1966 as the Forester of Walesby, and there is an impossible-to-find single from the group that was released around 1968 or so. This album was recorded and released about a year after that.

The music here has a medieval feel to it, and the combination of flute and acoustic instrumentation, multi-part harmonies, and lyrics about fairies and lovers and firing up a fatty combine to place this squarely in that latter sixties as a mildly psych-influenced brand of mellow wyrd folk. These guys got some decent attention in the studio it appears though, perhaps from Peel, or maybe Paul McCartney wandered over between takes of “Here Comes the Sun” to bogart a spliff and lent his two cents to the production. Who knows. The result in any case is a decidedly sixties trippy folk album that weathers the test of time about as well as all those old Deadhead Earth moms who crowd the free clinics today looking for their insulin and methadone treatments.

Okay maybe that’s a bit harsh. These guys were certainly sincere in trying to lay down some light, fantasy folk with lots of love and flowers and warmth-for-humankind themes, and on that count they succeeded. They also found themselves admired by a select few industry types and other musicians, but only managed to stay together for a few years after this release before fading away. The album and the band would have been far more successful had this release come out in 1965 then in 1969, but we don’t get to choose when we are born so it is what it is.

Musically this is a fun album to listen to as long as it is taken for what it is: a psych-and-patchouli driven thing that had nearly become and anachronism by the time it was released. The musical quality is very good though, with each of the trio working multiple instruments and the instrument selection itself lending well to the aura of the album: mandolin, cello, harpsichord, harmonium, flute and various pipes, and little bits of embellished percussion throughout that add to the mood of a romp through the woods on a warm summer afternoon with a lover.

The individual songs are a mixed-bag. “Do you want some smoke?” for example has a lazy cadence and flat deliver that suggests the band had plenty smoke to share at the time they recorded this. “Bad Penny” has nice vocal harmonies and pipes but sounds an awful lot like the post-Mod Moody Blues’ first two albums – I keep wanting to chant “Go now!” every time I hear this one.

The tempo and instrumentation of “A Glade Somewhere” makes it sound a bit like a Fairport Convention tune minus Sandy Denny, while the male vocals actually remind me just a bit of Dylan around the same period.

One of my favorite tunes is the languid “Nothing Else Will Matter” which has some pleasant strumming acoustic guitar, great three- part harmonies, and just the right dose of electric harpsichord to push it out of the sixties and suggest the band might have had more of a future had they evolved that sound instead of fracturing into the three-part experiment that become their second and final album.

Today Martin Welham performs with his son Tom as “the Story”, although I don’t get the impression they make a living with that. Derek Allenby has a band called Southernwood which also features his wife Cathy. I’ve no idea with Adrian Welham does, but I’m sure there’s music in that life somewhere.

This was a very good progressive folk album in 1969, even though nobody was calling it that then. It’s still good, but doesn’t hold up over time quite as well as some of the classic recordings of that day, largely because the arrangements and lyrical themes expressed here were already becoming outdated even as the band recorded them. So three stars is fair, and if you had to pick one of the band’s two albums I would make it this one.

peace

Review by UMUR
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
2 stars "Forest" is the self-titled debut full-length studio album by UK folk rock act Forest. The album was released through Harvest Records in 1969. A CD version wasn't available until Beat Goes On Records released "Forest" and the band's second full-length studio album "Full Circle (1970)" on one CD in 1994. Forest formed in 1966 under The Foresters of Walesby monicker but shortened their name to Forest in 1968.

The band are a trio consisting of brothers Martin and Hadrian Welham and Derek Allenby. The three guys play a varity of acoustic instruments like mandolin, pipes, harmonica, harmonium, percussion, piano, 12 string guitar, organ and cello. While their music is often labelleled folk rock, there are no drums on this album. The music is generally pretty conventional acid folk in the less odd/psychadelic end of the scale. The material is of relatively good quality but there is a way to go before they reach the quality of acts like The Incredible String Band or Comus. For that the tracks are simply too unremarkable and also too hard to tell apart.

Fans of the genre might find this a nice addition to their collections, but to those who only want the most seminal acid folk on their shelf, they can safely pass this one by. A 2.5 star (50%) rating is warranted.

Latest members reviews

3 stars I am grabbing this very early prog folk record - the British group Forest's first from 1969; this is a record which from first moment to last is a "hippie" record and psychedelic folk would describe it best. Forest feautures Derek Allenby (mandolin, pipes, harmonica, harmonium, percussion and ... (read more)

Report this review (#1042336) | Posted by DrömmarenAdrian | Sunday, September 22, 2013 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of FOREST "Forest"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives