Donovan ‎– Fairytale

Pye Records ‎– PL 2053, Pye Records ‎– PL 2053
Vinyl, LP, Album

Companies, etc.



Released in 1965 on a red Pye label design as printed ''(P) 1965'', with ''MADE IN SOUTH AFRICA BY TEAL RECORD COMPANY LTD.'' text at the bottom of centre label. The back cover has small ''SWAN PRESS'' text at the bottom right corner of back cover, to further confirm the country. The sleeve is flip-back type, with front being laminated and the back non-laminated.

A very interesting and noticeable variation about this release is that the back cover contains a very different design compared to all other versions of this album. There are 3 black-and-white portraits of Donovan - first one he is smoking a cigarette, the second one has him holding an acoustic guitar and the third has him staring in wonder. The first UK press simply has an extended shot of the front cover where the background people become more visible, therefore this is a rare and unusual variation.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Stamped): DYL 153 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Stamped): DYL 153 B

Other Versions (5 of 54) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NPL 18128, NPL.18128 Donovan Fairytale(LP, Album, Mono) Pye Records, Pye Records NPL 18128, NPL.18128 UK 1965 Sell This Version
NPL 18128, NPL-18128 Donovan Fairytale(LP, Album, Mono) Pye Records, Pye Records NPL 18128, NPL-18128 New Zealand 1965 Sell This Version
NSPL-30071 Donovan Fairytale(LP, Album) Pye Records NSPL-30071 Canada 1965 Sell This Version
1004-2 Donovan Fairytale(CD, Album, RE) Sequel Records 1004-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
PYC 2194, (NLSP.18128) Donovan Fairytale(LP, Album, RE) Pye Records, Pye Records PYC 2194, (NLSP.18128) South Africa Unknown Sell This Version