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5.0 out of 5 stars Just the greatest hits.
This is a collection of Donovan's greatest hits. If you like Donovan then you will like this. The previous review of the title stated this as a live album but I think this is a review for another title perhaps Donovan Acoustic Live.
Published on 14 Feb 2004

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2.0 out of 5 stars Only for 'must-have-everything' fans.
As a fan since "Catch The Wind" first charted, this is a disappointment. I was looking for the original recordings but this is a tape of a concert with Don, his guitar and harmonica, and a few other musicians in front of, it must be said, a very appreciative audience. But all the songs are sung in a much slower tempo than the originals, with Don himself...
Published on 20 Mar 2000


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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Only for 'must-have-everything' fans., 20 Mar 2000
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This review is from: Donovan's Greatest Hits (Audio CD)
As a fan since "Catch The Wind" first charted, this is a disappointment. I was looking for the original recordings but this is a tape of a concert with Don, his guitar and harmonica, and a few other musicians in front of, it must be said, a very appreciative audience. But all the songs are sung in a much slower tempo than the originals, with Don himself taking the occasional liberty with the lyrics. All in all, only for those who must have their collection in a constant state of completion.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the greatest hits., 14 Feb 2004
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This review is from: Greatest Hits (Audio CD)
This is a collection of Donovan's greatest hits. If you like Donovan then you will like this. The previous review of the title stated this as a live album but I think this is a review for another title perhaps Donovan Acoustic Live.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars some songs are live recordings, 23 Jun 2007
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This review is from: Greatest Hits (Audio CD)
there seems to be a few different versions of this cd. the one i have i bought about fifteen years ago. it has the same cd cover and the same track list, but some of the songs are live recordings and the version of catch the wind is not the original and is played very slow.the cd i have is on the epic lable (epc 450601 2) so if you want to get this cd check the lable first.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Apposite, 20 Aug 2013
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A quick peek at the discography of this whimsical Scottish singer-songwriter shows a sizeable number of compilations in his back catalogue. But few of them are superior to his first greatest hits album - this popular, sub-40 minute effort from 1969. It features the best of the folk-pop and psychedelic rock songs he made at the peak of his career in the late 1960s, in collaboration with the producer Mickie Most: the likes of 'Jennifer Juniper'; 'Mellow Yellow'; 'Sunshine Superman', and 'There Is a Mountain' are all to be found here. These sterling efforts remind the listener why acts as varied as prim folkie Judy Collins and potty-mouthed alternative rockers Butthole Surfers covered his work despite the sneering dismissals, now and then, that he was little more than a poor man's Bob Dylan. And at a lean and concise 11 songs this appositely-titled Greatest Hits is judicious enough not to try to over-inflate Donovan's cultural significance either.
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