The Forest (album)

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The Forest
Studio album by David Byrne
Released June 1991
Recorded 1990-91
Genre Classical
Length 61:34
Label Luaka Bop/Warner Bros. Records
David Byrne chronology
Rei Momo
(1989)
The Forest
(1991)
Uh-Oh
(1992)

The Forest is a mostly instrumental album by David Byrne, released in 1991, inspired by the Epic of Gilgamesh and set during the later Industrial Revolution. Some of the music from this orchestral album was originally used in a Robert Wilson directed theatre piece with the same name. The Forest premiered at the Theater der Freien Volksbühne, West Berlin in 1988.

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Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by David Byrne:

  1. "Ur" – 13:08
  2. "Kish" – 5:47
  3. "Dura Europus" – 3:27
  4. "Samara" – 5:40
  5. "Nineveh" – 3:34
  6. "Ava" – 12:14
  7. "Machu Picchu" – 3:14
  8. "Tula" – 4:20
  9. "Teotihuacan" – 2:37
  10. "Asuka" – 7:33

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
Worldwide 1991 Luaka Bop/Warner Bros. CD 26584
Cassette tape 4-26584
2005 Sire CD ?

See also[edit]