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3.0 out of 5 stars YES, WE KNOW, YOU DID EVERYTHING FIRST!, 5 Jun. 2011
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This review is from: Donovan - Sunshine Superman - The Journey Of Donovan [DVD] [2011] (DVD)
I loved Donovan's music.
Still do.
I will definitely buy the recent Sunshine Superman deluxe 2 CD reissue.
But I could not watch much more of this documentary (which I was really looking forward to) than I could read of his book.
There's altogether too much self trumpeting going on these days.
According to the man, there was nothing done in the 60s that he didn't do first.
He taught The Beatles to fingerpick, ushered in psychedelia and on and on.
He mentions these same things in every single interview, whether it's print, TV or radio.
Even if all this is true, he needs to hire a publicist and stop going over and over it.
It seems very desperate at this stage of his life.
As I said, I love Donovan.
Just not as much as he loves himself.
It doesn't appear to be possible.
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Initial post: 15 Apr 2013 22:29:18 BDT
Stevie Dal says:
I agree . Much as i love Donovan's music, the man can be very annoying with this stuff. My favourite album of all time is Astral Weeks by Van Morrison and i once read an interview with Donovan where he claimed to have done the jazz/folk thing first and influenced Van's album. Hmmm.........
Van was very into his old blues/soul/folk stuff , hardcore stuff from the 40's, 50's , early 60's. Frankly, i doubt very much if he was listening to Donovan and thinking about copying it.
However, like yourself, i can put this to one side and i still really enjoy Donovans music , he was superb from 65- 70 , a great artist . But , bloody hell, he loves going on about it...................

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Apr 2013 00:49:43 BDT
Last edited by the author on 16 Apr 2013 00:50:05 BDT
Jojo Allen says:
Hey, did you know he taught The Beatles to fingerpick and that's why John Lennon wrote Julia???
'Coooouuuuurse you did.
Let's face it, that Baby Blue episode in Dylan's hotel room, painfully documented in Dont Look Back, was enough to make anyone spend the rest of their lives trying to rise above to live it down.
And still, Gift From A Garden To A Flower remains on my top all time faves list.

Posted on 20 Nov 2013 13:12:57 GMT
Petervan says:
Sadly I must agree
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