DONOVAN - THE HURDY GURDY MAN

DONOVAN

THE HURDY GURDY MAN

1LP
The songs on this album are a perfect mix of eerie, Trance-like 'drones' and Pop music.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
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Catalog # : MOVLP440 Format : LP, 180 gram Releasedate : 2012-02-16
Barcode : 8713748982942 Sleeve : 3mm Original Release : 1968 

Side A

1. Hurdy Gurdy Man
2. Peregrine
3. The Entertaining Of A Shy Girl
4. As I Recall It
5. Get Thy Bearings
6. Hi It's Been A Long Time
7. West Indian Lady

Side B

1. Jennifer Juniper
2. The River Song
3. Tangier
4. A Sunny Day
5. The Sun Is A Very Magic Fellow
6. Teas
Donovan wrote and recorded much of The Hurdy Gurdy Man in late 1967 not long after recording the songs that would form A Gift From A Flower To A Garden. The rest of The Hurdy Gurdy Man was recorded in April 1968, after Donovan visited Rishikesh, India to study under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

Donovan's songwriting for this album centered around eerie, trance-like 'drones' on songs as "Peregrine", "The River Song" and "Tangier" and pop music on most of the other tracks. The songs feature inventive accompaniment, combined with Donovan's usual spot-on delivery! It's amazing what this guy can create with such spare accompaniment.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl