“Mellow Yellow” by Donovan - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1967Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

Released stateside in March 1967, but not released in Britain due to the continuing contractual dispute that also prevented Sunshine Superman [1966] from a UK release. This is another strong set from the 20 year-old Glaswegian, whose immersion in groovy London’s bohemian culture has resulted in a wonderful brand of folk music that’s laced with pop, psychedelia and jazzy licks and tricks. He’s a wonderful songwriter, and his arrangements here are both musically vibrant and lyrically vivid. In short, this album is alive and joyous – dispelling the theory that you need to smile like a loon or hand clap like a goon to be a pop star. The album is solid throughout and is bookended in terrific fashion by the two sides of his late ’66 U.S. smash, “Mellow Yellow” and “Sunny South Kensington”. I dig this cat…

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A1 [03:47] 9.3.png Donovan - Mellow Yellow (Donovan Leitch) Cerebral Pop
A2 [04:33] 6.7.png Donovan - Writer In The Sun (Donovan Leitch) Folk
A3 [03:19] 6.6.png Donovan - Sand And Foam (Donovan Leitch) Folk
A4 [02:23] 5.6.png Donovan - The Observation (Donovan Leitch) Jazz
A5 [02:24] 6.2.png Donovan - Bleak City Woman (Donovan Leitch) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B1 [02:43] 5.8.png Donovan - House Of Jansch (Donovan Leitch) Folk
B2 [03:45] 6.7.png Donovan - Young Girl Blues (Donovan Leitch) Folk
B3 [02:54] 6.8.png Donovan - Museum (Donovan Leitch) Cerebral Pop
B4 [04:41] 8.2.png Donovan - Hampstead Incident (Donovan Leitch) Folk
B5 [03:48] 8.5.png Donovan - Sunny South Kensington (Donovan Leitch) Blues Rock / Soul Rock

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