Forest (George Winston album)

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Studio album by George Winston
Released 1994
Recorded 1994
Genre folk
Length 45:48
Label Dancing Cat, Windham Hill
Producer Howard Johnston, Cathy Econom, and George Winston
George Winston chronology
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Forest is the seventh album of pianist George Winston and his sixth solo piano album, released in 1994. It was reissued on Dancing Cat Records in 2008. The album won the 1996 Grammy Award for Best New Age Album.[2] The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on December 21, 1994.[3]

The track "Japanese Music Box (Itsuki No Komoriuta)" is based on a traditional Japanese lullaby "Itsuki Lullaby" that comes from Itsuki in southern Japan.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Length Music
1 Tamarack Pines 5:49 George Winston
2 Forbidden Forest 2:32 George Winston
3 Troubadour 1:56 John Barry
4 The Cradle 2:13 Larry Young (Khalid Yasim)
5 Cloudy This Morning 2:43 George Winston
6 Last Lullaby Here 0:59 George Winston
7 Mon Enfant (My Child) 3:20 Traditional
8 Returning 0:40 George Winston
9 Graceful Ghost 2:53 William Bolcom
10 Walking in the Air 7:45 Howard Blake
11 Building the Snowman 1:35 Howard Blake
12 The Snowman's Music Box Dance 2:15 Howard Blake
13 Love Song to a Ballerina 2:58 Mark Isham
14 Lights in the Sky 1:41 George Winston
15 Japanese Music Box (Itsuki No Komoriuta) 2:11 Traditional Japanese
16 Night Sky 2:56 George Winston


Chart (1994) Peak
US Billboard 200[4] 62
US New Age Albums (Billboard)[5] 1


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Charts & Awards by Forest (allmusic)
  3. ^ "American album certifications – George Winston – Forest". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  4. ^ "George Winston – Chart history" Billboard 200 for George Winston.
  5. ^ "George Winston – Chart history" Billboard New Age Albums Chart for George Winston.

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