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DonovanBreezes Of Patchouli - His Studio Recordings: 1966-1969

Label:EMI – 50999 928605 2 0
Format:
4 x CD, Compilation
Country:UK & Europe
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Genre:Rock
Style:Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Pop Rock

Tracklist

Sunshine Superman
1-1Sunshine Superman3:16
1-2Legend Of A Girl Child Linda6:54
1-3Three Kingfishers3:18
1-4Ferris Wheel4:15
1-5Bert's Blues4:00
1-6Season Of The Witch4:58
1-7The Trip4:38
1-8Guinevere3:42
1-9The Fat Angel4:14
1-10Celeste4:13
Mellow Yellow
1-11Mellow Yellow3:44
1-12Writer In The Sun4:31
1-13Sand And Foam3:21
1-14The Observation2:25
1-15Bleak City Woman2:26
1-16House Of Jansch2:46
1-17Young Girl Blues3:48
1-18Museum2:58
1-19Hampstead Incident4:44
1-20Sunny South Kensington3:50
The Hurdy Gurdy Man
2-1Hurdy Gurdy Man3:18
2-2Peregrine3:39
2-3The Entertaining Of A Shy Girl1:43
2-4As I Recall It2:10
2-5Get Thy Bearings2:54
2-6Hi It's Been A Long Time2:39
2-7West Indian Lady2:19
2-8Jennifer Juniper2:43
2-9The River Song2:17
2-10Tangier4:14
2-11A Sunny Day1:58
2-12The Sun Is A Very Magic Fellow2:48
2-13Teas2:41
Bonus Track
2-14Jennifer Juniper (Italian Version)2:43
Barabajagal
2-15Barabajagal3:26
2-16Superlungs My Supergirl2:50
2-17Where Is She2:49
2-18Happiness Runs3:28
2-19I Love My Shirt3:19
2-20The Love Song3:16
2-21To Susan On The West Coast Waiting3:14
2-22Atlantis5:01
2-23Trudi2:25
2-24Pamela Jo4:27
From The Barabajagal Sessions
2-25A Poor Man's Sunshine (Nativity)5:17
A Gift From A Flower To A Garden
3-1Wear Your Love Like Heaven2:30
3-2Mad John's Escape2:24
3-3Skip-A-Long Sam2:30
3-4Sun3:21
3-5There Was A Time2:06
3-6Oh Gosh1:52
3-7Little Boy In Corduroy2:38
3-8Under The Greenwood Tree2:00
3-9The Land Of Doesn't Have To Be2:33
3-10Someone Singing3:09
3-11Song Of The Naturalists Wife2:48
3-12The Enchanted Gypsy3:23
3-13Voyage Into The Golden Screen3:18
3-14Isle Of Islay2:25
3-15The Mandolin Man And His Secret3:36
3-16Lay Of The Last Tinker1:55
3-17The Tinker And The Crab2:56
3-18Widow With Shawl (A Portrait)3:04
3-19The Lullaby Of Spring3:29
3-20The Magpie1:33
3-21Starfish On-The-Toast2:49
3-22Epistle To Derroll5:47
"Sunshine Superman" Associated Recordings
4-1Breezes Of Patchuli4:36
4-2Museum (First Version)2:53
4-3Superlungs (First Version)3:17
4-4The Land Of Doesn't Have To Be2:43
4-5Sunshine Superman (Original Longer Stereo Version)4:44
"Mellow Yellow" Associated Recordings
4-6Epistle To Dippy3:12
4-7Preachin' Love2:41
4-8Good Time1:55
4-9There Is A Mountain2:36
4-10Superlungs (Second Version)3:17
4-11Epistle To Dippy (Alternative Arrangment)3:13
"Hurdy Gurdy Man" Associated Recordings
4-12Teen Angel2:18
4-13Poor Cow2:58
4-14Lalena2:55
4-15Aye My Love2:08
4-16What A Beautiful Creature You Are2:45
"Barabajagal" Associated Recordings
4-17Colours4:19
4-18Catch The Wind5:05
4-19The Stromberg Twins4:41
4-20Snakeskin2:41
4-21Lauretta's Cousin Laurinda4:18
"Hurdy Gurdy Man" Associated Recording
4-22The Swan (Lord Of The Reedy River)3:10
"Barabajagal" Associated Recording
4-23New Years Resolution (Donovan's Celtic Jam)3:15
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Reviews

streetmouse's avatar
streetmouse
Edited 2 years ago
All You'll Ever Need ...

Without thinking twice, Donovan’s best material was his earlier material, where to that end, this collection will dive you deep into those shimmering sounds.

That said, not all of Donovan’s material is equally as good, meaning this is a fine place to gather together what rides most comfortably in your back pocket, burn a lossless couple of discs and slip back int time with some of the best folk-rock and psychedelic music ever heard, from a time when the world seemed willing to change for the better with the emancipation of both art and internal explorations brought on by the explorative use of LSD. Essentially what you have here is an assemblage of his first five albums, along with another disc comprised of B-Sides, outtakes and bonus material.

Breezes of Patchouli includes the original albums Sunshine Superman, Mellow Yellow, The Hurdy Gurdy Man, Barabajagal and A Gift from a Flower to a Garden as presented on EMI’s 2005 reissues (2009 for A Gift) with the remastering from those editions intact.  As Donovan’s catalogue has had a sorted and checkered history, this box set has been designed for the delivery of Donovan’s essential early titles.

It’s worthy to not that Al Kooper, Steven Stills and Mike Bloomfield were so enchanted by Donovan’s song “Season of the Witch,” that the song found its way onto their timeless album Super Sessions. Donovan was certainly not in the league with the Beatles, yet his music was equally as haunting, equally as lysergicly based, filled with wonder and vision that transcended both time and space.

Accompanying this collection is a twenty-four page book that documents the history and times of Donovan from 1966 though to present day, along with a rather lengthy essay by Lorne Murdoch.

*** The Fun Facts: The collection’s title was take from one of the nearly lost to the ages bonus tracks found here.

Review by Jenell Kesler
Simon_Evans's avatar
Simon_Evans
Edited 4 years ago
If you buy nothing else by Donovan buy this.

It's a peerless collection, 5 albums (one originally a double) over 4 discs including a host of bonus tracks. The sleevenotes are detailed and interesting (and manfully attempt to straighten the tangled web of Donovan's LP releases in the UK and the US).

His best known songs – Mellow Yellow, Jennifer Juniper and Sunshine Superman – are here and still sound remarkably fresh. The joy is in discovering other lyrically wry gems. Sure, there is filler (I Love My Shirt from Barabajagal is amusing but flimsy) but there is more than enough substance too.

Highly recommended.