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Breezes of Patchouli (His Studio Recordings 1966-1969)
 
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Breezes of Patchouli (His Studio Recordings 1966-1969)

8 April 2013 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 8 April 2013
  • Release Date: 8 April 2013
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Label: Parlophone UK
  • Copyright: 2013 Parlophone Records Ltd. This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2013 Parlophone Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 4:52:44
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  • ASIN: B00BW6KO84
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 49,978 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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56 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Sabooski's Meow on 27 April 2013
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Donovan was always for me the "Ambassador of Flower Power" from across the pond. While growing up in San Francisco during the 60's there was an insullar bubble around SF and the musicians it fostered. Everyone in California was becoming tuned in to West Coast Psychedelica, California had the SF scene and Los Angeles.
No internet then. There were a handful of ways we were exposed to "outside" music. Word of moulth; vinyl bins; thy ears; and radio, AM and FM.

Donovan penetrated that insular SF bubble through the radio. His AM hits were everywhere, as well as featured FM bits. In a cool way Donovan pays homage to Jefferson Airplane in 1966's FAT ANGEL (frm Sunshine Superman lp) before the Airplane really took off (there was a kinship of sorts). Through osmosis like this (other bands' covers of 'Season of the Witch') Donovan became a crucial step in defining the genre of 'psychedelic folk', and agruably cleared the way for more eccentric and eclectic UK bands' like 'The Incredible String Band' and 'Tyrannosaurus Rex'.

This box set here does an excellent job of presenting Donovan's music through his glory years of 66-69. It's houses 6 releases on 4 cds in a 4cd Jewel case. Each cd is arranged thus:

CD#1 contains SUNSHINE SUPERMAN (1966) and MELLOW YELLOW (1967), 30 tracks, running back to back for a total time of 78+ min. All of cd#1 is in mono.

CD#2 contains HURDY GURDY MAN (1968) and BARABAJAGAL (1969), 38 tracks, running back to back for a total time of 77+min. All but 1 track is in stereo.

CD#3 contains A GIFT FROM A FLOWER TO A GARDEN (1968), 22 tracks, double lp with WEAR YOUR LOVE LIKE HEAVEN flowing into FOR LITTLE ONES. All in stereo with a total time of 62min.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Buyer of CDs/DVDs & BluRays on 13 May 2013
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I love these big compilations such as the Barclay James Harvest box and the Kevin Ayers sets all on EMI. This Donovan box covers all the albums from 1966 to 1969 during the most productive years Donovan recorded with producer Mickey Most. There are many highlights on these CDs such as Mellow Yellow, the haunting Legend Of a Girl Called Linda and my favourite Lalena.
This is a bargain as well considering how much it would cost if you tried to buy all these albums individually.
The booklet is a bit strange with little info on who played on these sessions apart from a few hints mentioning Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and a few other musicians.
This is more of a budget release for those who just want all his best albums in one box and this just does that.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 21 Sept. 2014
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Fans will know that Donovan Leitch's Sixties catalogue is a labyrinth of different LPs pressed up by Pye in the UK and especially Epic in the USA - with a raft of non-album singles and rarities thrown into the complicated stew. His stay at both labels has been comprehensively covered by superlative EMI CD remasters in 2005 and 2009 - most bolstered up with copious amounts of bonus tracks. And that's where this 4CD Anthology comes in. It gathers up 5 of those albums (one a double) across the first 3 CDs and gives you a fourth 23-track disc which contains a smattering of the bonus material that came with those original 2005 CD reissues. Here are the Joss Sticks, Super Lungs, Magic Yellow Suns and Jennifer Junipers...

UK released April 2013 - "Breezes Of Patchouli: His Studio Recordings 1966-1969" is a 4CD set in a double jewel-case on EMI 928 6052 (Barcode 5099992860520) and breaks down as follows:

Disc 1 (78:01 minutes):
1. Sunshine Superman
2. Legend Of A Girl Child Linda
3. Three Kingfishers
4. Ferris Wheel
5. Bert's Blues
6. Season Of The Witch
7. The Trip
8. Guinevere
9. The Fat Angel
10. Celeste
Tracks 1 to 10 are his 3rd album "Sunshine Superman" - released 'only' in the USA September 1966 on Epic Records BN 26217 (Stereo)

11. Mellow Yellow
12. Writer In The Sun
13. Sand And Foam
14. The Observation
15. Bleak City Woman
16. House Of Jansch
17. Young Girl Blues
18. Museum
19. Hampstead Incident
20. Sunny South Kensington
Tracks 11 to 20 are his 4th album "Mellow Yellow" - released 'only' in the USA February 1967 on Epic Records BN 26239 (Stereo)

Disc 2 (77:29 minutes):
1. Hurdy Gurdy Man
2. Peregrine
3.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By The lone voice of reason on 28 Sept. 2014
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For the uninitiated out there who still believe Donovan to be (as he was painted at the time) a poor mans dylan, well, you really should buy this album. Of course there are familiarities (as there were with practically all singer/songwriters of the period, such was dylans influence)- especially with his early material - But Donovan was a very complete artist in his own right and had his own unique sound and vibe going on. This wonderfully remastered CD is the prime example of how otherwordly and beguiling this mans music was at times. This CD finds him in his 'flower-power' stage and there can surely be no other set of songs that sum up those few brief years in the 60's quite as precisley.

The question is, how do they translate all these years later in the bleak, barren and computerized modern era? Well - hit and miss to be totally honest. There are many fabulous tracks on here - the highlights for me being the incredible soundscapes of 'three kingfishers, 'guinivere' and 'tangier' - (take a listen to them and then dare to throw me bob dylan comparisons!) much of it however, to be fair, sounds rather twee and sugary. But in considering this you really do have to appreciate the time that these songs were operating in - because they were very different times than we have now for sure.

A few years back Donovan also came out with an incredible record called 'Sutras' which is simply unmissable and if you havent got a copy yet i suggest you go and buy one immediately - in the meantime, get this, find the great tunes amongst the daisies, and savour the mystical music of a (very)under-valued and under-rated british treasure who should never be forgotten.
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