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 ====== Morella’s Forest ====== ====== Morella’s Forest ======
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-Alternative Rock\\ +
-California, USA +
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-Originally named [[The Chant]], Ronnie and Jason Martin of [[Dance House Children]] / [[Joy Electric]] / [[Starflyer 59]] changed names to Morella’s Forest at some point after signing to [[Narrowpath Records]]. Randy Lamb was the other member of the band. They recorded one album of guitar rock for [[Narrowpath Records]] that was never released. When Narrowpath fell through, the Martin brothers started [[Love Children]]. +
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-Randy Lamb went on to form [[Dear]], who released several songs on various compilations in the early to mid 1990s. +
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-A later band from Ohio wanted to use the name [[Morella'​s Forest (Ohio)]]. They reportedly asked permission from the original band to use the name before officially using it for their band. +
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-Work on releasing the album apparently started around 2011 according to Andrew Horton: "Work on this project started literally 10 years ago. There was a terrible quality cassette back up copy that existed that a few of us worked back-and-forth with trying to figure out how to remaster, cleanup, and then how to bring a whole project together to get this thing out into the world in a way that it deserved. Vinyl wasn’t even on the table due to the quality of the source material. I could name at least four different labels in that period of time that wanted to do it." +
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-One of those labels was [[Plastiq Musiq]] in 2016: "5 years ago, Plastiq Musiq was going to handle the Morella'​s Forest release and I built a teaser trailer for when we were going to start a campaign building up to its release. You can hear the quality difference as the audio was sourced from the surviving cassette dub."​ +
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-Finally inn 2021, [[Velvet Blue Music]] announced that they would be releasing this project as "​Morella'​s Forest 1988," with the album title being //Tales//. Chris Colbert - who had originally recorded the album - was brought back in to do the 2021 mastering. The BandCamp release had this to say: +
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-"​Morella’s Forest is one of the great lost bands, and their lone album //Tales// – (recorded in 1988) when brothers Ronnie and Jason Martin were just 18 and 16 – has been the ultimate lost album for over 30 years to the handful of people who even know it exists. The two brothers would go on to respectively form the cult bands [[Joy Electric]] and [[Starflyer 59]]. No track listing or audio has ever leaked out. Its long-overdue release in 2021 feels like nothing short of a miracle or transmission from another dimension. VBM is thrilled to have acquired the rights to this record, and to be putting it out into the world!!!"​ +
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-===== Discography ===== +
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-| 198? | Demo | +
-| 1988 | Tales (unreleased) | [[Narrowpath Records]] | +
-| 2021 | Tales | [[Velvet Blue Music]] | +
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-=== Demo ==== +
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-198? Independent +
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-==== Tales (unreleased album) ==== +
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-1988 [[Narrowpath Records]] (unreleased)\\ +
-2021 [[Velvet Blue Music]] (VBM 201) +
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-Ronnie Martin - Guitars, Vocals\\ +
-Randi Lamb - Bass\\ +
-Jason Martin - Drums +
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-Recorded by Chris Colbert +
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-  - Sweet Charity (4:09) +
-  - Honeylands (4:52) +
-  - One Fine Day (3:29) +
-  - Rocking Horses (4:06) +
-  - Still As Windmill Hill (3:11) +
-  - The Bridge (3:54) +
-  - Will Last So Long (4:27) +
-  - Swallow Me (2:56) +
-  - Enchanted (3:51) +
-  - Cherry Tree Prairie (4:39) +
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-===== Links ===== +
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-  * [[https://​morellasforest.bandcamp.com/​|Morella'​s Forest on BandCamp]] +
-  * [[https://​www.truetunes.com/​morella88/​|True Tunes Interview with Ronnie Martin about Morella'​s Forest]]+