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Catch The Wind

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  • Audio CD (21 Feb. 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Pie
  • ASIN: B000038I5J
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 291,474 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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These songs have stood the test of time and remain fresh. Sunny Goodge Street is surely one of the top ten tracks from the 60's and perfectly evokes the atmosphere at that time - the lyrics are sheer poetry, as are they on most of these songs. Take Turquoise, 'Your smile beams like sunlight on a gull's wing ' - was there ever a finer line in a love song?

Not all the songs are Donovan's own compositions, but he makes them sound his own. His innovative guitar style, although still in its early stages of development, is well represented, particularly on Josie, Candy Man and Colours - the influence this was to have on pop music is immeasurable, notably on the Beatles.

A fine CD - the most fun you'll ever have for this price. Highly recommended.
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Was really pleased to get this, The final episode of Casualty jogged my memory, when it played "Catch The Wind" & I checked all my 60's compilation CDs & its not on one of them which I think is crazy
The song really tugs at the heartstrings
Also Universal Soldier is really quite appropiate in these troubled times
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Donovan's delicate moon was rapidly eclipsed by the blazing sun of Bob Dylan. Donovan has recently been on TV talking at great length about himself and his stellar career. Sadly that career effectively ended in about 1970. He had enjoyed considerable chart success in Britain. And OK, he went off to visit the Maharishi with the Beatles; and John Lennon was intrigued by his guitar fingerpicking style - as demonstrated in a couple of tracks off the White Album. But there were so many artists around in the 60's who were better than Donovan.

Anyway, this album predates all that stuff, and all the tacky psychedelia. Here is Donovan's best album by a mile - simple, direct, warm, with that unmistakeable, velvety voice. And it shows his simple, direct songwriting skills to best advantage. Also his interpretation of others - notably Buffy St Marie's "Universal soldier".

My personal favourite is "Why do you treat me like you do". But all the tracks are really nice and singable (they have been among the staple fare of folkies & buskers ever since). It's certainly an album well worth having, especially if you are into the sixties.
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If you would like just one nostalgic Donovan album, this is a good choice. It contains nearly all the tracks I remember and liked the most. I play it just occassionally when in the mood and I'm surprised just how many words I remember.
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This 2003 release from Castle anthologises Donovan's output whilst signed to the Pye label in 1964/65, covering his first two albums (What's Bin Did And What's Bin Hid' and `Fairytale') and a couple of singles from the era.

I got this just to get original recordings of `Colours' and `Catch The Wind', which are missing form the other anthology I own, `Troubadour'. The scope of this anthology is a little limited, covering as it does only 2 albums from 1965. There are other anthologies out there that do a better job of covering his career, but frustratingly many of them have the poor 1969 re-recordings of `Colours' and `Catch The Wind', making this an ideal choice if it is those tracks that you are after.

Sound quality is OK, and there are some very limited liner notes. 4 stars all round. Good if you areonly interested in Donovan's early recordings and don't want to shell out for the albums individually, not so good if you want some of his post '65 output.
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By Peter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 15 May 2003
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Donovan didn’t die young like Nick Drake, nor did he ever become as profound as Dylan, so he’s not much mentioned in the lore of rock. (As far as comparisons go - perhaps he could be considered a more trippy Cat Stevens?) Yet here was a unique talent that created some of the most memorable psychedelic folk/pop in catchy, tuneful songs that have a timeless appeal. Songs like the flowing Catch The Wind, the evocative Colours, the yearning Josie and the reflective Universal Soldier contributed to making the late 1960s such a very special time (what with Melanie, Marianne Faithfull and others) and tapped into the same psychedelic vein as the band Love. I think in the early 90s Happy Mondays credited Donovan with a lot of inspiration, but I think his Celtic romanticism probably also subliminally inspired artists as diverse as Enya and The Waterboys, to name just two. Sure he could be really kitschy, as his song Atlantis shows I(mercifully not included here), but overall, he created a solid body of charming classic songs that have been much covered by other artists. Fans of clever psychedelic pop and of artists like Belle and Sebastian would do themselves a favour by (re)discovering Donovan.
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At the time of writing I saw a slight error is the track listing, here is a better one. One of several similar CD's, so also see Donovan's Greatest Hits Extra tracks, Original recording reissued, and The Best Of Donovan: Sunshine Superman Original recording remastered. I listened to it on the usa site, all tracks are muddy mono, even though many are available in stereo. I have also reviewed other Donovan CD's, worth a look.

Track Listings

1. Colours
2. Sunny Goodge Street
3. Candy Man
4. Jersey Thursday
5. Universal Soldier
6. War Drags On
7. Do You Hear Me Now
8. Turquoise
9. Josie
10. To Sing For You
11. Donna Donna
12. Why Do You Treat Me Like You Do
13. Catch The Wind ( harmonica near end 2:55 )
14. Catch The Wind ( single Version With Strings 2:15 )
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