DONOVAN - Donovan's Greatest Hits - LP


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Greatest Hits (1969) LP

Donovan's Greatest Hits is the first greatest hits album from Scottish singer-songwriter Donovan. Donovan's Greatest Hits was a major seller, reaching #4 in the USA

Donovan's Greatest Hits is a distinct entry in Donovan's discography for several reasons
First, it collects three singles that were previously unreleased on any album ("Epistle to Dippy", "There Is a Mountain", "Laléna")
It also presents the unedited "Sunshine Superman" (one minute, fifteen seconds longer than the original 1966 single and album release), and most of the songs appear for the first time in stereo
Lastly, Donovan's Greatest Hits contains re-recordings of "Catch the Wind" and "Colours". Epic Records could not obtain the right to release the original recordings of these two songs, so Donovan rerecorded them in May 1968 with a full backing band and Mickie Most's lavish production

Donovan's Greatest Hits marked the high point of Donovan's popularity in both the United States and United Kingdom. It also most likely had the effect of keeping many of Donovan's recordings on the shelf to avoid oversaturating the market. Nearly all of Donovan's next studio album was already recorded by the time of this release but remained unreleased until August 1969

The 1999 CD version of Donovan's Greatest Hits has the same cover but some different songs and a different track order. In the CD release, the rerecorded versions of "Catch the Wind" and "Colours" are replaced by the original 1965 versions

Epistle to Dippy
Sunshine Superman (long version)
There Is a Mountain
Jennifer Juniper
Wear Your Love Like Heaven
Season of the Witch
Mellow Yellow
Colours" (1968 version)
Hurdy Gurdy Man
Catch the Wind (1968 version)

EPIC Records (Aust) ELPS-3570 (1969) VG+

This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 01 April, 2017.

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