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Sunshine Superman album for sale by Donovan was released Jun 07, 2005 on the EMI Music Distribution label. The big psychedelic chart topper for folk guru Donovan, this includes the title track and "Season of Witch." Paced by the title track, one of Donovan's best singles, 1966's Sunshine Superman heralded the coming psychedelic age with a new world/old world bent: several ambitious psychedelic productions and a raft of wistful folk songs. Producer Mickie Most fashioned a new sound for the Scottish folksinger, a sparse, swinging, bass-heavy style perfectly complementing Donovan's enigmatic lyrics and delightfully skewed, beatnik delivery. Sunshine Superman CD music contains a single disc with 17 songs. ...See Full Description
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||SERENE SOUND , THE MELON OF POP MUSIC|
CREATIVITY AT ITS TOP WITH SOUNDS SO ADEQUATELY SWEET , WITHOUT ANY SUPERFLUOUS ADDITION, A SHINING CUMULUS CLOUD IN THE SKY OF POP MUSIC
By focantr (MORAN,WY,USA)
||Don't laugh at Donovan!|
For $9 and change you get a wonderful example of Sixties folky psychedelia, but it has held up for me as a musical experience for about 40 years. I have never gotten tired of it despite many listens because the songs are beautiful and the arrangements and playing of Shawn Phillips are sublime. As are Donovan's vocals. You can laugh at Donovan's Cosmic Wheels and other dreck later in his career, but this one is for real.
By Patrick (Palos Verdes Estates, CA, USA)
||A Magical Jewel!|
Nobody but Donovan could paint such beautiful dreamscapes with words and create some of the most melodious and beautiful music to come out of the 60s. His fairytales such as The Legend of a Girl Child Linda,Celeste and Guinevere sound absolutely magical and you can almost picture yourself in King Arthur's Court in either one of them. Donovan certainly is a multifaceted gem and this album is a glowing example of his musical diversity and gift for spinning magical tales.It would behoove any child of the 60s to add this beautiful jewel to their music collection.
By Derek (Witless Bay,NL,Canada)
||NOTHING SHORT OF PHENOMENAL!|
We begin with “Sunshine Superman,” which smiles in blurry, dreamy, tropical-beach sunlight while beneath, exotic undercurrents pulsate and groove. (Blue electric-guitar notes bend…my mind follows.) Next, a fairy tale called “Legend Of A Girl Child Linda” is presented, complete with a princess. This enchanting wonder is in the key of A-flat, but never really resolves to it in the conventional sense. Rather, it teeters for a bit between C minor and F minor, giving it the most magical and wistful of moods. No words can describe how gorgeous this is (nor how enchanting). It seemingly lasts forever, but that’s not nearly long enough. As it ends, I sigh…. On to “Three King Fishers” – another trance-inducing marvel. Perhaps the first rock tune ever with this Middle Eastern scale? Hypnotic…the most peaceful song I’ve ever heard. The sitar twangs gently and beautifully. And the movement between the root chord and the flatted seventh chord (with the melody a fifth above) creates a very exotic temperament. “Ferris Wheel” keeps us in the state of nirvana we’ve been in for the last two songs. Then comes the cosmically jazzy “Burt’s Blues,” the mystically groovy “Seasons Of The Witch” and the grooviest of all, “The Trip,” which shu-shu-shuffles along while Donovan colorfully paints his uniquely psychedelic imagery. (So heady.) When I haven’t listened to this album for a while, I sometimes forget how gorgeous “Guinevere” is: pensive, dark…haunting beyond belief. “Fat Angel” is another meditative wonder. These songs offered the essence of ‘67 in 1966. Take, for instance, the second verse of the final tune, “Celeste.” It says it all: “My songs are merely dreams…visiting my mind… We talk awhile, by a crooked style; you’re lucky to catch a few… There’s no magic wand, in a perfumed hand; it’s a pleasure to be true… In my crystal halls, a feather falls being beautiful just for you… But that might not be quite true, that’s up to you…” Here is an album that fits the bill as one of my favorites, a record that easily falls within my top five of all time. Donovan, the ever-youthful romantic, was indeed prophetic. This album, filled with enigmatic innocence, is definitively psychedelic. And considering that the title track was recorded as early as 1965, we have much to ponder in terms of who really ushered in the psychedelic movement. Donovan was a monumental artist in the 60s. In those days, he was respected by oodles of recording artists. While some endeavor to skew history – and are given the power to do so – others, who actually lived through the 60s, often remember otherwise (and that doesn’t just pertain to Donovan). In 1965, Donovan won a Beat Instrumental’s Gold Star Award for Best Folk Guitarist, beating out such artists as Pete Seeger, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan. There are many people who still love the fabulous and inimitable Donovan. If you love the music of the 60s (a time when people weren’t ashamed of nonviolent emotions), please…please do yourself a favor and get this magical treasure piece. Its inherent spells will never wear off! Cheers, Murray
By MurrayTheCat (Upstate, NY)
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||Forget the Beatles & Sgt. Pepper!!!!!|
This album is far trippier and psychedelic than Sgt. Pepper ever came close to touching. And, if the dates of the actual recording of the songs is correct, this was the first psychedelic record to be created, predating Sgt. Pepper. Also, the songs on here are top-notch. The instrumentation and the chamber-orchestrated strings are a great touch. This is the album you want playing in your head when you go picking berries in the summer; it just sets the mood of loose fun and mild seriousness, contradictions that shouldn't exist side by side, but do. No one ever reached this height that Donovan did. And he was able to continue it for at least a couple more albums, before he came back to British folk. Donovan uses every lyrical and musical trick that he knows to create one of the most definitive albums of the sixties.
By Galen (Anchorage, Alaska)
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|CD Universe Part number||6851087|
|Label||EMI Music Distribution|
|Release Date||Jun 07, 2005|
|Recording Time||66 minutes|
|Additional Info||Bonus Tracks; England; Remastered||