Donovan Philip Leitch may well share a proletarian origin with several of the folk bards of his time. But comparisons with the top dog Dylan have worn thin and are not worth the effort since Donovan never was neither vocally nor thematically brusque — and moreover he created his own standards. He quickly converted the pacifist message of “The Universal Soldier” into positive thoughts and his poetry was concerned with history, sagas, myths and magic. “Lord, kiss me once more, fill me with song,” he prays in “Wear Your Love Like Heaven,” and if this makes you sentimental then you are on the right wavelength.
This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head. All royalties and mechanical rights have been paid.
Recording: October 1967 at CBS Studios London by Michael Ross Trevor
Production: Ashley Kozak
|1||Wear Your Love Like Heaven||02:26|
|2||Mad John’s Escape||02:16|
|5||There Was A Time||01:59|
|2||Little Boy In Corduroy||02:33|
|3||Under The Greenwood Tree||01:53|
|4||The Land Of Doesn’t Have To Be||02:32|