Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Donovan Live in L.A. (DVD) New Release Jan 22

Please don't scoff, while Donovan may never have lived up to his promotion as the British answer to Dylan, he did have moments of absolute brilliance during the days of Flower Power. It is hard to find a better psychadelic folk song than 'Season of the Witch', 'Catch the Wind' and 'Universal Soldier' are also must have inclusions on anyones 60's playlist. (Also check out Vanilla Fudge's version of Season of the Witch). Well, Donovan is still going, at the ripe old age of 62 and is clearly still a hippy. Last October, for example, he announced plans to open the Invincible Donovan University focussing on transcendental meditation in the UK.

In 2006 he released In Concert: The Complete Anaheim 1967 Show. Now he has released Live in LA from a concert he did last January at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.

The best thing about this DVD is that he playes all of his best music, but presents them in new and re-interpreted ways. This works pretty well as it also has for Joni Mitchell (check out her 2007 version of Big Yellow Taxi). Mike Love (Beach Boys) also makes a cameo appearance. Here's the playlist.

1) There Is A Mountain
2) Catch The Wind
3) Colours
4) Try For The Sun
5) Happiness Runs
6) Universal Soldier
7) Jenifer Juniper
8) Dream
9) Sunshine Superman
10) Young Girl Blues
11) Season Of The Witch
12) Hurdy Gurdy Man
13) Mellow Yellow

Image: Courtesy MVD


Barbara said...

I love Donovan! I am going to see him live next month at a small club near my house....I've seen him there before, it was great. I am linking here to this great news about the DVD

WeightStaff said...

Did you guys get the movie 'Zodiac' in Oz? You will never listen to 'Hurdy Gurdy Man' the same way again after you see it. Great, great movie.