Donovan – Playing Between The Notes

[Here’s one from my archive, penned when the US-based record label Sundazed released a batch of the artist’s LPs in 2013.] There are not too many music artists out there who are known by a single name, Donovan is one of them. Dylan is another. That the former should be labelled Britain’s answer to the latter was glib in the extreme. Donovan ploughed his own furrow, promoting the flower-power optimism through a series of decorative songs, many hits and a whole heap of albums. Mellow Yellow (now reissued by the US-based audiophile record label, Sundazed: sundazed.com) came at a very productive time for Donovan. In the year of its release, 1967, he also released Sunshine Superman, A Gift From A Flower To A Garden (also released by Sundazed), For Little Ones and Wear Your Love Like Heaven (the third vinyl Donovan release by Sundazed, this month). Mellow Yellow (released here in a glorious mono mix) took a wide range of influences as the basis for its content, far more than Superman, for example, as the album seemed to take more notice of what was going on around it while Donovan himself also reached back into his recent past to merge his […] The post Donovan – Playing Between The Notes appeared first on The Audiophile Man.

Donovan – Playing Between The Notes

[Here’s one from my archive, penned when the US-based record label Sundazed released a batch of the artist’s LPs in 2013.] There are not too many music artists out there who are known by a single name, Donovan is one of them. Dylan is another. That the former should be labelled Britain’s answer to the latter was glib in the extreme. Donovan ploughed his own furrow, promoting the flower-power optimism through a series of decorative songs, many hits and a whole heap of albums. Mellow Yellow (now reissued by the US-based audiophile record label, Sundazed: sundazed.com) came at a very productive time for Donovan. In the year of its release, 1967, he also released Sunshine Superman, A Gift From A Flower To A Garden (also released by Sundazed), For Little Ones and Wear Your Love Like Heaven (the third vinyl Donovan release by Sundazed, this month). Mellow Yellow (released here in a glorious mono mix) took a wide range of influences as the basis for its content, far more than Superman, for example, as the album seemed to take more notice of what was going on around it while Donovan himself also reached back into his recent past to merge his […]

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