Donovan ‎– Essence To Essence

£4.00 + £9.00 shipping
(about $16.05 total)

Epic ‎– S EPC 69050, Epic ‎– EPC 69050
Vinyl, LP, Album
Folk Rock, Country Rock


A1 Spaceship Earth
Bass – Carl RadleDrums – Jim GordonElectric Guitar – Peter FramptonElectric Piano – Nicky HopkinsPercussion – Jim GordonVocals, Acoustic Guitar – Donovan
A2 Lazy Daze
Accordion – Jack EmblowAcoustic Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica – DonovanBass – Carl RadleDrums, Percussion – Jim GordonElectric Guitar – Peter FramptonPiano – Nicky HopkinsVocals, Organ – Bobby Whitlock
A3 Life Goes On
Bass – Carl RadleDrums, Percussion, Congas – Jim GordonElectric Guitar – Peter FramptonPiano – Nicky HopkinsStrings – Andrew Powell
A4 There Is An Ocean
Accordion – Jack EmblowBass [Fiddle] – Danny ThompsonVocals, Acoustic Guitar – Donovan
A5 Dignity Of Man
Bass – Leland SklarElectric Guitar – Danny KortchmarPercussion – Ray CooperPercussion, Drums – Russell Kunkel*Piano – Craig DoergeStrings – Andrew PowellVocals, Acoustic Guitar – Donovan
B1 Yellow Star
Bass – Alan SpennerClavinet – Jean RousselDrums – Denny SeiwellLead Guitar – Henry McCulloughPercussion – Jim GordonVocals, Acoustic Guitar – Donovan
B2 Divine Daze Of Deathless Delight
Acoustic Guitar, Vocals – DonovanBass – Paul OssolaDrums – Bruce RowlandElectric Guitar – Doug Schlink, Neil HubbardFlute [Ace] – Chris Nicholls*Koto – Simon JeffesPercussion – Ray CooperStrings – Nicky Harrison
B3 Boy For Every Girl
Acoustic Guitar, Vocals – DonovanBacking Vocals – The Scratch BandBass – Leland SklarDrums – Russell Kunkel*Guitar [Dobra] – Danny KortchmarLead Guitar – Steve MarriottPercussion – Ray CooperPiano, Harpsichord – Craig DoergeStrings, Horns – Andrew Powell
B4 St. Valentine Angel
Acoustic Guitar – Neil HubbardAcoustic Guitar, Vocals – DonovanBass – Paul OssolaDrums – Denny SeiwellElectric Guitar – Doug SchlinkLead Guitar – Henry McCulloughPiano – Jean RousselStrings – Del Newman
B5 Life Is A Merry-Go-Round
Bass – Leland SklarCongas, Drums – Russell Kunkel*Electric Guitar – Danny KortchmarGemshorn – Andrew PowellPiano – Craig DoergeTabla – Jim GordonVocals, Acoustic Guitar – Donovan
B6 Sailing Homeward
Acoustic Guitar, Vocals – DonovanPiano – Carole KingStrings – Andrew PowellWoodwind – Tom Scott

Companies, etc.



Released on the "yellow/black" Epic label in a gatefold sleeve with lyric/credit insert.

A Product Of CBS Records - Made in England
(A1 - A3,A5,B1,B2,B5) D. P. Leitch
(A4,B4) Donovan (Music) Ltd.
℗ 1973 Abkco Records Inc.

Track A1 credited as "Operating Manual For Spaceship Earth" on sleeve and "Spaceship Earth" on labels.

℗ 1973 CBS Records

(There is also a similar UK version on the yellow/black label design ,WITHOUT ,Produced by Donovan, accredited on the labels and song title A1 appears as "Operating Manual For Spaceship Earth" on the label and NOT "Spaceship Earth" as on this version.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side stamped): EPC S 69050 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side etched): AL - 32800
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side stamped): EPC S 69050 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side etched): BL - 32800
  • Matrix / Runout (A & B-side stamped, RL etched): STERLING RL

Seller Terms


>>Make sure you have read and understood the discogs buyers agreement before ordering <<

Shipping is getting more and more complicated - so it is important you understand this.

Shipping rules:
NEW USERS to discogs, or poor feedback, your order will be sent 'signed for' at buyers expense
All orders over £20 will be sent 'signed for' at buyers expense
All orders to Italy, Greece and Russia will be sent 'Signed For' at buyers expense

UK 'signed for' is additional £1
Europe and International 'tracked and signed' is an additional £5

ALL items will be sent either UK 1st Class or Airmail.

>>>>>LPs and 12s <<<<<

UK up to 2 LPs or 1 double - £4.00
UK 3 to 5 LPs - £6.00

Europe - £7 per record, plus £4.50 for each additional, £9 for a double.

International (see exceptions below) - £9.00 per record, £5 for each additional, £11 for a double.

Australia, New Zealand, Singapore - £10 per record, £5 for each additional, £12 for a double

One CD and 7 inch single can shipped as a 'large letter'
If you order more than one CD then it will be shipped as a 'small parcel'; please see the LP rates above

UK - £2.75
Europe - £4.50
International - £5.50
Australia, New Zealand and Singapore - £6.50

To keep shipping accurate, and as cheap as possible for you; if you order multiple records, CDs or 7s, we will always bill you the shipping costs against the weight you have ordered. Use the above as a solid but rough guide.
To get an idea of what my costs are have a look here

All orders over 2 KGs will be sent by courier.
This is not usually that expensive.
For example - UK courier for 2.5 Kgs (around 8 records) is £6
Europe for the same is around £16

All records will be packed very carefully in professional standard mailers with stiffeners as needed (we use defenda record mailers) . Records will removed from sleeves unless they are sealed. The record and sleeve is then placed in a 250g plastic sleeve for protection before being packed. If you buy a sealed LP and are concerned about edge splits, let us know and we will remove the LP from the sleeve for shipping. CDs are shipped in high quality stiff card mailers.

The address used will be the one stated on Discogs unless otherwise notified.

Any posting costs I incur are just passed on, I do not make money on the posting. Who does?! Well its clear that someone in the state run postal services is making a killing, but it ain't me !

March 2018 - Royal Mail have upped their prices. This most impacts Small Parcels to International Zone 1 customer (so the USA!!!). At the moment I charge £9 for an LP, standard airmail, but the cost to me £10.50. So I will see how this goes......

Recommended from this seller

£4.00 + £9.00 shipping
(about $16.05 total)