DEEP FOREST - DISCOGRAPHY 1992-2007 (Albums; Single, Remix, Live)
Deep Forest is a musical group consisting of two French musicians, Eric Mouquet and Michel Sanchez. They compose a new kind of world music, sometimes called ethnic electronica, mixing ethnic with electronic sounds and dance beats or chillout beats. Their sound has been described as an "ethno-introspective ambient world music". They were nominated for a Grammy Award in 1993 for Best World Music Album, and in 1996 they won the Award for the album Boheme. The group also became World Music Awards Winner - French group with the highest 1995 world sales. Their albums have sold over 10 million copies.
Format: Album Release Date: 1992 Catalog #: Dance Pool DAN 471976 2 (Australia, CD)
Celine Music / Synsound CK 90933 (Canada, CD)
Deep Forset's debut album composed by Michel Sanchez & Eric Mouquet, produced and mixed by Dan Lacksman at his Snynsound Studios in Belgium. The album utilized archived African ethnographical recordings, which were cut up, looped, and mixed with modern dance beats creating an international phenomenon and a new style of music. Deep Forest sold over 2 million copies worldwide and was nominated for a grammy award for best world musc album. Five of the songs were released as singles, but it was the Sweet Lullaby taken from the Solomon Islands which was by far the most successful. The Sweet Lullaby video directed by Tarsem Singh was nominated for best music video of the year by MTV. Due to the growing success of the album it was re-released in 1994 under the name World Mix, with the addition of 4 remixes.
Deep Forest 5:34 Sweet Lullaby 3:54 Hunting 3:27 Night Bird 4:18 The First Twilight 3:18 Savana Dance 4:26 Desert Walk 5:14 White Whisper 5:46 The Second Twilight 3:02 (1:24, US) Sweet Lullaby (Ambient Mix) 3:44
1994 - World Mix (mp3; CBR; 320 kb/s)
Format: CD Album Release Date: 1994 Country : Australia Label: Columbia Catalog #: COL 476589 9
Tracklist: Notes: Digipak Book
Deep Forest 5:34 Sweet Lullaby 3:54 Main vocals by Afunakwa (Northern Malaita, Solomon Islands) Hunting 3:27 Night Bird 4:18 The First Twilight 3:18 Savana Dance 4:26 Desert Walk 5:14 White Whisper 5:46 The Second Twilight 3:02 Sweet Lullaby (Ambient Mix) 3:44 Sweet Lullaby (Round the World Mix) 6:48 Remixed by Pete Arden. Engineered by Jose "Choco" Reynoso Sweet Lullaby (Apollo Mix) 7:20 Remix & additional production by Apollo 440 Deep Forest (Sunrise at Alcatraz) 7:07 Additional remix and production by Marc Spoon and Dan Irribaren Forest Hymn (Apollo Mix) 6:46 Remix & additional production by Apollo 440 Forest Hymn 5:49
1995 - Boheme (mp3; CBR; 320 kb/s)
For Boheme Deep Forest turned their sights away from the African pygmies and focused on the gypsy culture of Eastern Europe. This time around instead of relying solely on recordings, Deep Forest invited musicians like Marta Sebestyen and Katalin Szvorak to their studios in France so that they could work with them live. Dan Lacksman left the project, wanting to keep the music more studio oriented, and in 1996 released his own Deep Forest-like album Pangea.
The result of Eric and Michel's endevor is a darker and more mysterious sound. An early version of Martha's Song (Martha) was used in the French film Pret-A-Porter and was the first song to be heard from the second album. Boheme was released several months later and was again internationally acclaimed. Over 1 million copies of Boheme were sold as well as winning a grammy for best world music album.
Format: Album Release Date: 1995 September 30, 1996 (Australia)
Catalog #: Epic 478623 2 (Australia, CD)
Columbia 789.095/2-478623(Brazil, CD)
Tracklist: Anasthasia 1:48 Bohemian Ballet 5:15 Marta's Song 4:13 Performed by Marta Sebestyen. Gathering 4:39 Lament 3:09 Bulgarian Melody 3:09 Performed by Marta Sebestyen Deep Folk Song 1:13 Freedom Cry 3:17 Twosome 4:06 Performed by Katalin Szvorak and Marta Sebestyen Cafe Europa 4:17 Performed by Franck A. Douglas Katharina 2:53 Boheme 4:37
1997 - Comparsa (mp3; CBR; 320 kb/s)
With Comparsa Deep Forest once again reinvented themselves with a joyous rhythmic sound from Central America and Madagascar. Michel traveled to Cuba to record the street musicians (known as a comparsa, also means partner) and meet new artists, while Eric flew to Madagascar.
Deep Forest had composed music in the past for films like Pret-A-Porter (Martha) and Strange Days (While the Earth Sleeps & Coral Lounge), but they had never composed an entire score. The French film Prince du la Pacifique is directed by Alain Corneau, and takes place during 1914 in Tahiti.
Eric and Michel were flown out to Tahiti where the film was being shot so that they could gather music material. Once there they met with a local musician who intruduced them to a number of Tahitian musicians. Deep Forest was under sharp time restraints and began composing immediately. The style is a bit more electronic than their other works, and is composed with the film imagery in mind rather than as a stand alone album.
Format: Album Release Date: November 28, 2000 Country: France Label: Sony Music / St George Catalog #: SAN 501241 2 (CD)
Eric and Michel had initially planned this Asian themed album for their third release instead of Comparsa. While working on Music Detected several things happened, one being the attack on the World Trade Center, causing Deep Forest to change the direction of the music. The fourth album was very different from any of their previous music. There were now rock elements like live drums and electric guitars, and English lyrics with an emphasis on the environment. Although there were a number of Asian musicians involved, the album was less regionally and traditionally focused as compared to the first three studio albums.
Alabaman blues-rock singer Beverly Jo Scott appears on four songs and was a big influence on the new rock sound. From Asia there is Anggun, Chitose Hajime, Mahalakshmi Iyer and Taro Hakase each with their own song.
Format: CD Album Release Date: June, 2002 (Europe) June 5, 2002 (Canada) July 30, 2002 (US) Catalog #: Sony / Saint George SAN 506355 2 (Europe)
Columbia CK 91658 (Canada)
Tracklist: India 4:07 Vocals: Mahalakshmi Iyer Violin: Cecile Sanchez Drums: David Fall Keyboards: Eric Mouquet, Michel Sanchez Guitar: Phillipe Paradis EndangeredSpecies 6:18 Add. Vocals: Stefka Iordanova Vocoder: Beverly Jo Scott, Eric Mouquet Drums: David Fall Keyboards: Eric Mouquet, Michel Sanchez Soul Elevator 4:11 Vocals: Samplings used from "Believer's Love" album Drums: David Fall Keyboards: Eric Mouquet, Michel Sanchez Computer Machine 5:10 Vocals: Sampling used from Miao et Dong Du Guizhou Drums: David Fall Keyboards: Eric Mouquet, Michel Sanchez Yuki Song 5:22 Vocals: Beverly Jo Scott Shakuhachi: Kifu Mitsuhashi Drums: David Fall Keyboards: Eric Mouquet, Michel Sanchez Beauty In Your Eyes 4:22 Vocals: Samplings used from "Believer's Love" album Drums: David Fall Guitar: Phillipe Paradis Vocoder: Eric Mouquet Keyboards: Eric Mouquet, Michel Sanchez Elemental 5:24 Vocals: Beverly Jo Scott Drums: David Fall Keyboards: Eric Mouquet, Michel Sanchez Far East 0:58 SHO: Kazuo Tajima Hichiriki: Aya Motohashi Drums: David Fall Keyboards: Eric Mouquet, Michel Sanchez Guitar: Phillipe Paradis Deep Blue Sea 4:16 Vocals: Anggun Guitar: Phillipe Paradis Drums: David Fall Keyboards: Eric Mouquet, Michel Sanchez Will You Be Ready 5:17 Vocals: Chitose Hajime, Angela McCluskey Drums: David Fall Shakuhachi: Kifu Mitsuhashi Guitar: Phillipe Paradis Keyboards: Eric Mouquet, Michel Sanchez In The Evening 1:36 Sarod: Brij Narayan Keyboards: Eric Mouquet, Michel Sanchez Dignity 5:22 Vocals: Beverly Jo Scott Additional Vocals: Sadhana Sargam Drums: David Fall Keyboards: Eric Mouquet, Michel Sanchez Guitar: Phillipe Paradis Endangered Species (Galleon Remix Radio Edit) 3:57 Add. Vocals: Stefka Iordanova Vocoder: Beverly Jo Scott, Eric Mouquet Drums: David Fall Keyboards: Eric Mouquet, Michel Sanchez Additional Production by: Philippe Laurent for Galleon
Single, Remix, Live (4 CD`s; all in mp3; CBR; 320-192 kb/s)
1994 - Eric Mouquet - Dao Dezi World Mix (mp3; CBR; 320 kb/s)
01. Hebrides 4:53 02. La Jumet de Mishao (Love Palace Mix) 4:03 03. Kokerikero 4:24 04. Ti Eliz Iza 7:40 05. Tri Martolod including 06. The King of the Fairies 4:54 07. Gaspesie 3:12 08. An Tri Breuer (Love Palace Mix) 3:44 09. 11.11.93 including 10. Digor 5:25 11.Ti Eliz Iza (Love Palace Mix) 5:44
1999 - Made in Japan (Live) (mp3; CBR; 192 kb/s)
In 1995 Deep Forest was invited to perform with Youssou N'Dour at the Rochelle Francofolies Festival in France, performing Undecided and Mame Bamba (song by Youssou). It was their first experience bringing Deep Forest to the stage. The following year Michel and Eric gathered a large ensemble of musicians and went on a world tour visiting Europe, Australia and Japan, proving they could fully translate their studio project into a live show.
In 1998 after the completion of Comparsa, Deep Forest once again prepared to hit the road. Initially they had planned a large tour across the United States, but due to unknown complications the US tour was cancelled and Deep Forest instead performed mainly in Japan. Their performance at Tokyo's Koseinenkin Hall on September 9th, 1998 would capture just the right atmosphere. A recording of this concert was released a year later on Made in Japan.
Format: CD Album Made in Japan, Cover Release Date: Nov 15, 1999 (Europe) Oct 26, 1999 (USA)
Catalog #: Saint George / Sony SAN 494636 2 (Europe)
Tracklist: Ekue Ekue 5:17 Green And Blue 6:00 Deep Weather 6:19 Bohemian Ballet 6:15 Deep Folk Song 2:25 Freedom Cry 4:06 Cafe Europa 4:47 Forest Power 6:07 Hunting 6:37 Forest Hymn 5:23 Sweet Lullaby 6:22 Madazulu 4:57
2004 - Essence of the forest (Best Of) (mp3; CBR; 320 kb/s)
(2004) Essence of the Forest Cover (Europe, Asia, Australia & Canada) Europe, Asia & Canada
In early 2004 the 'Best of' album was release in Europe, Canada and the rest of Asia. This time with a slightly different cover and the modifed title Essence of The Forest. The new release has an alternative tracklisting, including the three bonus remixes from the Japanese version, as well as three more new 2004 mixes.
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