Donovan ‎– Sunshine Superman

The state51 Conspiracy ‎– CON223LP
Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Mono, 180 Gram


A1 Sunshine Superman 3:05
A2 Legend Of A Girl Child Linda 6:36
A3 Three King Fishers 3:07
A4 Ferris Wheel 4:03
A5 Bert's Blues 3:46
B1 Season Of The Witch 4:46
B2 The Trip 4:26
B3 Guinevere 3:33
B4 The Fat Angel 4:01
B5 Celeste 4:00

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state51 Conspiracy Label 2018 reissue.
Vinyl mastered by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road. Manufactured in the EU.
Limited to 300 copies worldwide.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 060581 178098

Other Versions (5 of 57) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LN 24217 Donovan Sunshine Superman(LP, Album, Mono) Epic LN 24217 US 1966 Sell This Version
4746022 Donovan Sunshine Superman(CD, Album, RE) Epic 4746022 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
BN 26217 Donovan Sunshine Superman(LP, Album) Epic BN 26217 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
SS-147 Donovan Sunshine Superman(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Sun Shine Record SS-147 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
BN 26217 Donovan Sunshine Superman(LP, Album, RP) Epic BN 26217 Netherlands 1966 Sell This Version


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October 25, 2018
I'm very happy with this pressing. I preordered it after hearing that it would be limited to 300 copies, amazed (and a little skeptical) that this would be mastered from the original tapes for so small a run. (I wonder if this excellent mastering will see a wider release, maybe via Sony.) It sounds fantastic, and the pressing is flat and quiet. That being said, I don't have another mono vinyl copy to compare this to. (I purchased the Sundazed reissue on gold vinyl a few months back, which I had to return because side B was pressed off-center.)

The mastering brings out the bass a bit more than I'm used to when hearing these songs. On the whole, this is a good thing, though it was a little overbearing in “The Season of the Witch.” The one song that doesn't come out better here is the title track. The drums and bass run together and the sound is muddy. I compared the mastering here to the mono and stereo remixed versions of the track on Donovan - Sunshine Superman (Stereo Special Edition) and concluded that it's probably the original recording and mixing of the mono version that's to blame for the sound.

The cover reproduction was well done, but the stock used for the standard sleeve should have been heavier for the 180 gram pressing. Nice poly-lined inner sleeves included. All in all, an excellent reissue!