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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
With tracks from each of their first five albums, this is essentially a Deep Forest best-of, leading off with their 1993 hit "Sweet Lullaby." Note that "Sweet Lullaby," "Night Bird," and "Desert Walk" are each presented in a "2004 Version," though it's not made clear in the packaging how these are different than the ones that had been previously released on Deep Forest albums. It's an adequate overview of an act whose music is probably too diluted for either world music fans or electronica specialists, but whose blend of those styles together with production approaches friendly to middle-of-the-road radio has far more appeal to mainstream pop listeners than most ...
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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
With tracks from each of their first five albums, this is essentially a Deep Forest best-of, leading off with their 1993 hit "Sweet Lullaby." Note that "Sweet Lullaby," "Night Bird," and "Desert Walk" are each presented in a "2004 Version," though it's not made clear in the packaging how these are different than the ones that had been previously released on Deep Forest albums. It's an adequate overview of an act whose music is probably too diluted for either world music fans or electronica specialists, but whose blend of those styles together with production approaches friendly to middle-of-the-road radio has far more appeal to mainstream pop listeners than most world music or electronica.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/13/2004
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 696998647220
  • Catalog Number: 86472

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sweet Lullaby (3:50)
  2. 2 Marta's Song (4:13)
  3. 3 Night Bird (4:01)
  4. 4 Anasthasia (1:52)
  5. 5 Freedom City (3:16)
  6. 6 Desert Walk (5:05)
  7. 7 Dignity - Beverly Jo Scott (5:21)
  8. 8 Ekue Ekue (5:21)
  9. 9 L' Île Invisible (1:42)
  10. 10 Yuki Song - Beverly Jo Scott (5:21)
  11. 11 Deep Weather (4:54)
  12. 12 Far East (1:00)
  13. 13 Deep Blue Sea - Anggun (4:13)
  14. 14 Lament (3:10)
  15. 15 La Lune Se Bat Avec Les Étoiles (2:28)
  16. 16 Twosome (4:07)
  17. 17 Will You Be Ready - Angela McCluskey (5:17)
  18. 18 In the Evening (1:35)
  19. 19 Will You Be Ready - Angela McCluskey (4:00)
  20. 20 Yuki Song - Beverly Jo Scott (3:23)
  21. 21 Sweet Lullaby - Ana Torroja (3:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Deep Forest Primary Artist
Joe Zawinul Synthesizer
Neneh Cherry Vocals
David Fall Drums
Neil Conti Drums
Eric Mouquet Keyboards, Vocoder, Zendrum
Michel Sanchez Piano, Accordion, Keyboards
Angela McCluskey Vocals
Gino Ceccarelli Vocals
Didier Cresson Bass
Kifu Mitsuhashi Shakuhachi
Beverly Jo Scott Vocals
Technical Credits
Deep Forest Arranger, Producer
Habib Faye Producer
Pierre Jacquot Engineer, Mastering
Dan Lacksman Producer
Joseph M. Palmaccio Mastering
Eric Mouquet Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer
Michel Sanchez Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer
Angela McCluskey Composer
Kurt B. Reighley Liner Notes
Michael Eloy Sanchez Composer
Anggun Composer
Beverly Jo Scott Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Boo.

    The original is a hard album to come by. But this album is hard to listen to the whole thing. I can't really get into live albums. Electronic music should not be done live. Very dissapointing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Want the original

    Dissapointed not to be able to get the original Deep Forest Album!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2008

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