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I've noticed that Donovan gets no recognition around here, hence the thread. The ridiculous thing is, most people know him and aren't even aware of it ("Mellow Yellow"). Discuss whatever, anything to do with this great songwriter, whether it be favorite songs or anything else involving Donovan.
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yeah.. atlantis is a great song.. hes more of a poet than a musician though.. owell.
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i never heard of him, until you said Mellow Yellow i suck
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Yeah, I tried to make a thread about him a while back, didn't go anywhere. I love him. Saw him this summer actually, still got it. Voice hasn't changed a bit
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^That's awesome, I'd love to see him live. Does he tour a lot?
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I have no idea. He came out with a new CD (Beat Cafe), he may have done a promotional tour or something. I saw him at the Taste of Minnesotia sometime in early July.
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I've tried listening to him but he just sounds too much like a poor-man's Dylan or Beatles. I'm probably completely wrong about him though, like so many other things.
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He is in Dylan's documentary "Don't Look Back" a bit. He had some really great songs on there. He and Dylan were in a room playing songs for each other. It was really awesome.
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I have no idea. He came out with a new CD (Beat Cafe), he may have done a promotional tour or something. I saw him at the Taste of Minnesotia sometime in early July.


How was it? I was thinking of going to see him play on Friday but its a little bit of a drive.
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He's ok, I like some of his song but if I listen to him too long it makes me want to kill myself.
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How was it? I was thinking of going to see him play on Friday but its a little bit of a drive.


It was quite good. When I saw him, he did pretty much all his old, famous songs, and one or two new ones. I thought he was great. Sounds as good as ever. It was definately worth it
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Meh. I think he's got a few good songs and alot of crappy ones, but I've only heard him in passing.
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I've tried listening to him but he just sounds too much like a poor-man's Dylan or Beatles. I'm probably completely wrong about him though, like so many other things.


you are wrong, though not completely. His first few albums were in the pure folk ilk, but starting with sunshine superman he came into his own as one of the, for lack of a better word, "inventors" of the hippy generation. He then branched into a very different, yet amazingly wonderful form of folk/hippy rock. He's in my top four favorite artists of all time, look into anything between '65 and '71.
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We were going to go and see him at the Jazz Cafe on my mum's birthday, but she didn't want to go in the end.
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Donovan is pretty cool. I have one of his best of with 2 cds and it's incredibly hippy-ish. He's a good songwriter, I just need to listen to him more.
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I have just gotten into him today actually, I was glad i found a thread about him... I was watching music choice and Hurdy Gurdy Man came on and i was like whoa, i love this stuff.. so i downloaded some songs. I am probly gonna go out this weekend and get a CD or 2... any suggestions? I know The Hurdy Gurdy Man, Greatest Hits, Sunshine Superman are good.. but any thing i should get?
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hehe i like him, some nice songs, definitely. saw him live, too, put on a good show, but i was mostly waiting for the next act, dick dale! dick dale was great.
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I recommend the albums Hurdy Gurdy Man, Barabajagal and Open Road. lots of others too, but you have to get really into him since their very unique and take a big fan to truly appreciate them. Like A Gift From a Flower to a Garden, my personal favorite.
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don't like anything i've heard by him. pamela jo is kinda catchy, but nothing else made me say, this guy's good. whatever, he taught john lennon how to fingerpick in the style john used to write Julia, so he was good for something.
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Derigiberble you'll love this. Jimmy Page is actually the guitarist on Donovan's Hurdy Gurdy Man. Thought you ought to know if you didn't already.
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Derigiberble you'll love this. Jimmy Page is actually the guitarist on Donovan's Hurdy Gurdy Man. Thought you ought to know if you didn't already.


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I have the 2 disc Troubadour greatest hits. All I plan on buying. He's alright once in awhile. He's very soft, but a few of those songs he had some good musicians playing with him. I believe John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and John Bonham played on one of his hits. Hurdy Gurdy Man I think.
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