Sunforest (band)

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Origin London, UK
Genres Folk
Psychedelic folk
Years active 1969
Labels Decca Records
Past members Erika Eigen
Freya Hogue
Terry Tucker

Sunforest was a short-lived psychedelic folk band formed in 1969 by Terry Tucker, Erika Eigen and Freya Hogue. They have recorded only one studio album, Sound of Sunforest under the Decca Records label. They are best known for their instrumental musical piece "The Overture to the Sun" and their song "Lighthouse Keeper", which were both featured in the film A Clockwork Orange and its soundtrack.


Terry Tucker went to London with two girlfriends, Erika Eigen and Freya Hogue, to become pop singers and were discovered almost right away in a working class cafe drinking tea. A man came 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 recorded their one and only album Sound of Sunforest in 1969. Kubrick wanted them to record the track "Overture for the Sun" for the soundtrack. It got recorded again, Terry wrote some changes in the arrangement for the film. The new version of "Overture to the sun" is instrumental, like a renaissance piece. "Lighthouse Keeper" is a song that Erika 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.[1]