DONOVAN - Best Of 1965 - 1969 Live (LP)


• 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
1. To Sing For You
2. Colours (With Interview)
3. Catch The Wind

24th September
4. Universal Soldier (With Interview)
5. Little Tin Soldier
6. Runnin' From Home

3rd March
7. Hampstead Incident
8. Mellow Yellow (With Interview)

Side Two
16th February
1. Lalena
2. The Tinker And The Crab (With Interview)

22nd March
3. Jennifer Juniper (With Interview)

12th April
4. Young Girl Blues

12th July
5. Hurdy-Gurdy Man (With Interview)

26th July
6. Hast Thou Seen The Unicorn

4th July
7. Barabajaga (With Interview)


Title Best Of 1965 - 1969 Live
Catalogue No LCLPC5033
Format Orange coloured 180g vinyl, in hand-numbered fold-over sleeve, with insert
Barcode 5053792503339