This EMI remastered version of the album "The Hurdy Gurdy Man" is a great buy for Donovan novices and collectors alike. For novices because it will buy them a great Donovan album of deeply meditative and highly playful songs, which all lovers of music deserve to hear.
For collectors of Donovan this release is also a great buy because it contains "Aye my love" and "What a Beautiful Creature You Are". The song "Aye my love" has not, as far as I know, been released since back in 1968 where it came out in the US on a single together with "Lalena". The atmosphere of "Aye my love" is alike to that of "Poor Cow", so if you liked that song you need to hear "Aye my love".
"What a Beautiful Creature You Are" has never been released before, which is a pity since it is catchy earful for sure! It is a highly humorous tune, which if anything reminds me of "The Intergalactic Laxative" from Donovan's "Cosmic Wheels" album. Yes, it is that good.