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Sunshine Superman, Donovan

Sunshine Superman – Donovan

September 1st, 1966

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iTunes Price: $9.99

Genre: Pop

Released: Sep 1966

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Sunshine Superman – Donovan

Name Artist Time Price
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Sunshine Superman Donovan 3:15 $1.29
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Legend of a Girl Child Linda Donovan 6:50 $0.99
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Three King Fishers Donovan 3:15 $0.99
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Ferris Wheel Donovan 4:12 $0.99
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Bert's Blues Donovan 3:56 $0.99
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Season of the Witch Donovan 4:53 $1.29
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The Trip Donovan 4:34 $0.99
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Guinevere Donovan 3:40 $0.99
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The Fat Angel Donovan 4:10 $0.99
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Celeste Donovan 4:08 $0.99


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Our Review

Scottish folksinger Donovan Leitch had first emerged as a lighter-weight Bob Dylan, complete with harmonica rack and songs that shifted between vague protest and poetic symbolism. However, Donovan hooked up with producer Mickie Most and together the two sculpted a gorgeous psychedelic pop that emphasized and reflected the hippy-trippy sentiments to which the young songwriter was unquestionably drawn. In an era of the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds and the Beatles’ Revolver, 1966’s Sunshine Superman sounds perfectly in step, a mix of progressive sounds and ancient sounding folk hymns (“Guinevere,” “Three King Fishers”). The title track chugs with a swooping, descending riff. “Season of the Witch” turns two chords into an eerie warning statement.  “Bert’s Blues” tips its hat to Scottish folk guitarist extraordinaire Bert Jansch. “The Fat Angel” nods towards the Mamas and Papas’ Mama Cass. But most affecting is Donovan’s tribute to his future wife, “Legend of a Girl Child Linda,” a mystical folk lullaby that features one of his most gorgeous melodies.

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Customer Reviews

Donovan's Best Album (5 stars)

Let me declare from the get-go that I am a huge admirer of Donovan. However, it hasn't spared me from recognizing that many of his studio albums were spotty at best. At times his poetry can be unimaginably trite and frankly embarassing (have you heard "I Love My Shirt"?) But this album is amazing. This is his Sgt Pepper. Obviously he was dabbling with psychedelics ("The Trip")and he was at the height of fame. All of

"Sunshine Superman" is a great album (5 stars)

I've loved this album since I was 16 years old. Love at first listen, just as with the Beatles, Dylan's 2nd album (remember when the needle was first let down on "Blowin' in the Wind"?), and others. Beautiful, trippy, sunny, shimmering, sparkling, reboant, phantastic. If you like the Incredible String Band, Dylan, Bert Jansch, Fairport Convention, Mamas and Papas, The Byrds, etc., you'll like this.


Groovy (5 stars)

This album is really groovy. It's definatly Donovan's best, one of the best of 1966, and the sixties. Anyone with any taste in music would like this album, I like it and I'm only 13.


Biography

Born: May 10, 1946 in Glasgow, Scotland
Genre: Rock
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Upon his emergence during the mid-'60s, Donovan was anointed “Britain's answer to Bob Dylan,” a facile but largely unfounded comparison which compromised the Scottish folk-pop troubadour's own unique vision. Where the thrust of Dylan's music remains its bleak introspection and bitter realism, Donovan fully embraced the wide-eyed optimism of the flower power movement, his ethereal, ornate songs radiating a mystical beauty and childlike wonder; for better or worse, his recordings remain quintessential…

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Top Songs By Donovan

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Hurdy Gurdy Man Hurdy Gurdy Man 3:13 $1.29
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Catch the Wind Catch the Wind 2:55 $1.29
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Season of the Witch Sunshine Superman 4:53 $1.29
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Mellow Yellow Super Hits 3:38 $1.29
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Atlantis Barabajagal 5:02 $0.99
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Sunshine Superman Sunshine Superman 3:15 $1.29
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Happiness Runs Barabajagal 3:24 $0.99
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Catch the Wind Summer Day Reflection Songs 2:54 $1.29
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Season of the Witch The Wackness (Music from th.. 4:54 $1.29
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Colours Fairytale 2:44 $1.29


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