Sixties folk-rocker from Scotland
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 10/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Originally inspired by Bob Dylan, Donovan began as an acoustic folk-rocker but soon changed to an electric sound that yielded most of his hits although he eventually returned to his acoustic roots.
Donovan evolved his own identity, recording a string of great singles, seven of which made the UK top ten between 1965 and 1968. He also had his share of hits in America although he was less consistent - fewer top ten hits but his biggest hit (Sunshine superman) did better in America than Britain, peaking at one and two respectively. Donovan's other UK top ten hits were Catch the wind, Colors, Mellow yellow, There is a mountain, Jennifer Juniper and Hurdy gurdy man. His only other UK hits were Turquoise, Atlantis and Goo goo Barabajagal Most if not all of these were hits in America, where Wear your love like heaven, Epistle to Dippy and Lalena also charted.
This compilation is easily the strongest single CD of Donovan's music. I am surprised at the price quoted as I review this - more expensive than the double CD. Maybe this will change but until it does, you'll have to decide between buying this somewhere else, buying the double CD or buying a different single CD."
A Pretty Good Compilation
Danielle Lane | Horseshoe, North Carolina | 07/19/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Whoever put together this group of songs seems to have cared. They seem to go together to form kind of a whole. Sadly I can't say that for many of the other Donovan compilations I've seen over the years. And I do wish they would give these things an original name. Calling every third or fourth repackage "Sunshine Superman" is kind of wrong, even if that song is on the CD. Still, I've got this one in my car and have no problem with it, even with the early Pye stuff on it. Not five stars, but I'll give it four."