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Sunshine Superman (Different Tracks)
Donovan
Sunshine Superman (Different Tracks)
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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There's a classic scene in the Pennebraker documentary Don't Look Back: Donovan sings a pretty folk song in a pretty voice; he smiles like he's just won a grade-school spelling bee. Dylan strokes him with sly approval, the...  more »

      
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All Artists: Donovan
Title: Sunshine Superman (Different Tracks)
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Prime Cuts
Release Date: 6/3/1997
Album Type: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: British & Celtic Folk, Singer-Songwriters, Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock, British Invasion
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 777966235622

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There's a classic scene in the Pennebraker documentary Don't Look Back: Donovan sings a pretty folk song in a pretty voice; he smiles like he's just won a grade-school spelling bee. Dylan strokes him with sly approval, then lays it on him: "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue." Donovan's face falls and he looks about to disappear into the wallpaper. Dylan's genius made life hard for this Scot-born folkie, and with Sunshine Superman, he tried to find the bold imagination that eluded him. He's nearly successful, and the record, filled with hippy-trippy lyrics, occasionally reaches pop sublimity, thanks to guitar work by Jimmy Page, and evocative Eastern instrumentation drifting in and out. The final cut, "Till I See You Again" remains irresistible, and the entire album is a high point in Donovan's career. --Roy Francis Kasten

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PSYCHEDELIC HEAVEN
Thomas D. Christianson | Ashland, WI United States | 05/25/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Through my childhood, teen years, and most of my adulthood, I
was under the impression that DONOVAN was pretty much about
bubblegum music(sorry about that Mr.Leitch). Now, in my middle-
age, of all places, I find that this talented musician is a
master of psychedelica, right up there with SYD BARRETT, early
PINK FLOYD, and other of my favorites. Heres to him. I wish I
had discovered all this great music earlier in life. But not to
worry, I'm making up for lost time, buying all I can get my
hands on by this guy. I find that this release is a very good
one, and for '66, well before it's time. There is not a bad
song on this c.d. I did not give it a fifth star due to the lack
of information on the packaging, and I think that in this day
and age, they could have done more with the sound production quality.
Thanks and keep on keepin' on,
Tom"
A fine album
Daniel Hartley | Perth, Western Australia | 10/16/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is one of the more evocative records in my collection. Many of the tunes benefit from the lush string and harpsichord adornments that, some of the more pop'n'roll tracks aside, conjure a misty, medieval feel. I was a little curious as to the editorial comment from Roy Francis Kasten with reference to the Pennebaker film 'Don't Look Back'. For a kickoff, it was Donovan who requested that Dylan play 'It's All Over Now, Baby Blue' as opposed to it being a pointed 'put down' on Dylan's behalf. As for the metaphorical disappearing into the wallpaper, maybe that was part of the DVD special features 'cos I don't recall it."
Fine Album-
Sound Cleanser | United States | 10/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a fine album, filled with highly crafted pop music. This album, along with Epics' Donovan's Greatest Hits are great 'starter discs' for this artist.
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