- Audio CD (21 Feb. 2000)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Pie
- ASIN: B000038I5J
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- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
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Catch The Wind
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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.
The song really tugs at the heartstrings
Also Universal Soldier is really quite appropiate in these troubled times
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.
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.
2. Sunny Goodge Street
3. Candy Man
4. Jersey Thursday
5. Universal Soldier
6. War Drags On
7. Do You Hear Me Now
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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Bought this for my mum. She loves it, especially catch the wind.Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
There are now far more comprehensive retrospectives on Donovan's very earliest recordings on the Pye record label. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Brit Boy