- Audio CD (3 Mar. 2008)
- Deluxe Edition edition
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Deluxe Edition
- Label: Castle Music
- ASIN: B00005QX6I
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 202,864 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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DONOVAN CD-EAN 5050159136124 -SANCTUARY RECORDS-12 plus 4 bonus TRACKS
Top customer reviews
This came before the legendary producer Mickie Most took Donovan under his wing, helping to turn him into a psychedelic rock pioneer, with a string of memorable albums under his direction, and leaving him with a stack of classic songs like 'Hurdy Gurdy Man' and 'Sunshine Superman' under his belt. Here on record, we have that sound forever captured which first made British television audiences of the 'Ready Steady Go' music show go crazy for Donovan -- pure traditional, story-telling folk music.
Although all of those similarity comparisons between him and Bob Dylan have long since been odious, if you are a Dylan fan, then I struggle to believe that you won't love this particular release, especially the upbeat track 'Keep On Truckin'', and 'Goldwatch Blues', one of his finest protest songs. If anything, I'd say that the LP offered a softer, more accessible folk sound than Bob Dylan, an artist I do really love.
Whilst this isn't my favourite Donovan album, it is a polished little gem, and very impressive for a debut. It contains his first two singles 'Catch the Wind' and 'Colours', which, as well as helping to pave the way for American success, both got to the dizzy heights of no.4 in the British charts. This is excellent, gentle music from one of my all-time favourite poets, perfect for reflecting and listening to on a lazy Summer's day.Read more ›
Its a great album of gentle, folky material. Clearly very influenced by Bob Dylan's early work Donovan treats us to a series of gentle guitar led songs that alternate between simple love songs and tracks with a more political edge that decry the state of the world. It contains the original recording of `Colours', a beautiful love song that has to be one of my favourite tracks of all time. Yet to descend into full psychedelic hippiehood, this is a set of elegant simple acoustic tracks that have a quiet and gentle beauty to them.
The re-issue is excellent. Great remastering, interesting extras (including the somewhat different single version of colours) that add to the programme and a great set of liner notes. It's a great place for people to start their classic Donovan collection. 5 stars.
The recording is sparkly and clean with all the presence of the old LP. The bonus tracks are a welcomed addition and the sleeve notes comprehensive and interesting.
For those of you who have not heard or investigated the charm of Donovan, this album would be a great place to start....forget about the all to frequent comparisons of Donovan to Dylan etc...Donovan is remarkable and this album will not fail to impress fans new or old.
Most recent customer reviews
I had this on vinyl as a teenager and have now just bought it again after many,many years ( 40 approx.!!)
I remember each song as if I heard them yesterday. Read more
Great to have original Donovan recordings again. Last heard on vinyl 40 years ago! The only quibble I have is that the album is not available on Cloud so I cannot play it on my... Read morePublished on 10 Feb. 2014 by Mr Bee
I had this album back in the 60s as a teenager. I still love it. Of course, some it is very derivative - Donovan was soaking up influences like everybody else - Dylan, Woody... Read morePublished on 26 July 2013 by Ian R Rix
I was the same age as Donovan when this album came out and my "then" boyfriend bought me it for my birthday ......for obvious reasons !!! Read morePublished on 24 Jun. 2012 by Josie Mawson
Firstly to the last person who reviewed, I found my parents copy of the 12" LP and when i put it on it was just amazing. Read morePublished on 1 Aug. 2009 by C. Middlehurst