donovan: best of 1965 - 1969 live
  • donovan

  • best of 1965 - 1969 live (LP)

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  • Format: LP
  • Label: London Calling
  • Genre: Rock / Pop
  • Collection of incredible performances live, in session at the BBC
  • Includes the entire BBC radio broadcast
  • Digitally remastered for greatly enhanced sound quality
  • Background liners and rare images
  • First time on vinyl
  • Hand numbered editions

The best of Donovan, live from 1965-1969

Donovan Leitch burst into the UK hit parade in March 1965 with a number 4 hit for Pye Records in Catch The Wind. This recording had been preceded by a three-week run on the TV programme Ready Steady Go, unprecedented for an artist yet to release his first record.

While Granada had Ready Steady Go, the BBC had a handful of contemporary light programmes for radio to host the 'happening' current acts such as Saturday Club, Folk Room and later; Nightride and Top Gear.

Here, we travel back to 1965, where Donovan made numerous consecutive trips into BBC's Paris Theatre Studios, presented here are his best performed tracks between 1965-1969, accompanying himself on guitar with additional stand-up bass provided by Spike Heatley and Danny Thompson. This landmark release also includes fascinating interviews with host Brian Matthew.

Professionally re-mastered original broadcasts with background liners and rare archival photos.


    Side One

    16th July
  • To Sing For You
  • Colours (With Interview)
  • Catch The Wind
  • 24th September
  • Universal Soldier (With Interview)
  • Little Tin Soldier
  • Runnin' From Home
  • 1967
    3rd March
  • Hampstead Incident
  • Mellow Yellow (With Interview)
  • Side Two

    16th Febbr>uary
  • Lalena
  • The Tinker And The Crab (With Interview)
  • 22nd March
  • Jennifer Juniper (With Interview)
  • 12th April
  • Young Girl Blues
  • 12th July
  • Hurdy-Gurdy Man (With Interview)
  • 26th July
  • Hast Thou Seen The Unicorn
  • 1969
    4th July
  • Barabajaga (With Interview)