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Catch the Wind
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
2003 compilation for the UK's finest 60s folk singer-songwriter. Highlights include 'Catch The Wind' (Original & Single Version With Strings), 'Colours' (Original Single Version), 'The Universal Soldier', & 'Turquoise'... more »
2003 compilation for the UK's finest 60s folk singer-songwriter. Highlights include 'Catch The Wind' (Original & Single Version With Strings), 'Colours' (Original Single Version), 'The Universal Soldier', & 'Turquoise'. Castle Pulse.
A Nice Complication of Donovan's Early Work
Danielle Lane | Horseshoe, North Carolina | 07/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a folk type record with Donovan accompanying himself on guitar and harmonica. Though many people of the day were heralding Donovan as the British Dylan, his music is really quite different. True he does play the harmonica, but Donovan has a melodic voice that Dylan, and most anyone else for that matter, could ever equal. "Josie" is one of my all time favorite Donovan songs. I heard him sing it when I was sixteen at the Golden Bear in Huntington Beach, California and was really blown away.
Of course, "Catch the Wind" Donovan's first huge single is everybody's favorite (if it's not it should be) and as a bonus the single version is included on this disc as well as the LP version. But one should not overlook "Colours" when listening to Don's early work. It's one of my favorite songs. "The War Drags On," is an anti Vietnam war song and I wish I was alive back in the day to see how people reacted to it. "Candy Man" is simply outstanding. I've heard Bob Dylan's version on the bootleg "Great White Wonder," and believe me, Dylan may have turned out to be the Poet of a Generation, but Donovan beats him hands down when it comes to performing and interpreting traditional songs. Just something about his Scottish voice I guess."
Donovan doesn't colour by numbers
.Richard | england | 01/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i've read in donovan's book "hurdy gurdy man" that he was one of the first singer/songwriters too mix politics with rock or folk
and suceeded jut like bob dylan did with his first 3 or 4 albums
anyway donovan is a talent that goes vasely un-noticed due to the sucession of bob dylan..who wrote excellent lyrics in his sleep.....
donovan also wrote excellent lyrics and beautiful melodies and this album shows where donovan could make abstract songs packed with a punch like "sunny goodge street" and his classic recording "universal solider" this album also features my favorites "the war drags on" "do you hear me now"
a man who had his heart right in the centre of what was going on in the world..a messiah who stands along side bob dylan as a truly great poetic genius"
Dylan? I don't think so. Donovan. His own man. His own music
M. C. Meyer | Minneslota. Ya Den!! | 08/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was born in 1956. My uncle, Walt, lived with us while he went to college in the 60's. He didn't serve in the war & as far as I know, was not a war protester. He was and is, however a true humanitarian.
This album vinyl was in his collection and he played it often. He played guitar, he played in the snow with his nieces and he's playful in life. But in his heart there is a reflective man who continues to make a difference in the lives of all lucky enough to know and love him.
Donovan and this album will forever remind me of the times, the issues and those things that helped mold the man I currently know as "Bink".
Donovan went on to sing during my time, the 70's. Songs such as Hurdy Gurdy Man & Mellow Yellow are still among my favorites but if you really want to feel what was in Donovan's heart and those coming of age during the 60's , then this is the CD you want to get. You won't regret it.