Donovan Sunshine Superman LP (Gold Vinyl) (Mono)
Donovan Sunshine Superman LP (Gold Vinyl) (Mono) Donovan Sunshine Superman LP (Gold Vinyl) (Mono)
Genre: Pop Rock
Label: Sundazed
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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Donovan Sunshine Superman LP (Gold Vinyl) (Mono)

Donovan

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SKU:
SUNLP5028C
UPC:
090771502810
Gold Vinyl Mono LP!
Sourced From Original Analog Epic U.S. Mono Tapes!


When Donovan went electric in 1966 he jumped headfirst into the deep end—and the splash was felt all around the world. Here’s an exact repro of the U.S. version of Donovan’s hypnotic Sunshine Superman LP, in ultra-punchy mono, on premium vinyl. Showcasing the international smash single of the same name, Sunshine Superman—with its exotic tapestries, sitar-laced psychedelia and unrelenting folk-rock vibe—has only grown more irresistible over the years.

By 1966 Donovan had evolved beyond his initial folk troubadour style and fully embraced the budding "flower power" movement. Finding inspiration in jazz, blues, world music and West Coast U.S. rock, he partnered with top UK producer Mickie Most and arranger John Cameron to capture the sound he was pursuing in his mind. Their first collaboration, the "Sunshine Superman" single, was a smashing success, reaching #1 on the U.S. charts and establishing Donovan as a major pop star. Containing a prominent psychedelic vibe and featuring exotic instrumentation like sitar and tablas, it foreshadowed the Summer of Love zeitgeist by a full year. Recorded at EMI Studios London, it also featured session guitarist and soon-to-be Yardbirds/Led Zeppelin member Jimmy Page.

Upon signing with Epic Records in the U.S., Donovan, Most and Cameron traveled to Los Angeles to continue recording at CBS Studios. The subject matter of the songs ran the gamut, reflecting Donovan's interests and influences. "The Fat Angel," a tribute to Mama Cass, also name checks The Jefferson Airplane (who returned the favor by covering the song on their live album Bless Its Pointed Little Head). "Bert's Blues" honors UK folk pioneer Bert Jansch, a major influence on Donovan, Page and many other British guitarists. "The Trip" salutes the L.A. club of the same name and mentions Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, director Federico Fellini and the Buddhist concept of Zen in the lyrics. Elsewhere, the foreboding "Season of the Witch" served as the dark reflection of the cheery "Sunshine Superman" and remains one on Donovan's most intriguing songs.

Sessions for the Epic album, to be titled Sunshine Superman, concluded in May 1966 and it was released in the U.S. in September of that year. Due to a contract dispute with his former label, Pye Records, the album was not released in the UK until 1967, and then in a greatly altered form. The dispute, stemming from Donovan's move to Epic, delayed the UK release of future recordings as well. This legal wrangling put Donovan in the rare position of a UK artist whose records came out in the U.S. before they appeared in his homeland.

This Sundazed reissue has been sourced from the original analog Epic tapes in the rare U.S. MONO mix! Cameron's arrangements sparkle as the instrument lineup varies from song to song (listen closely for Shawn Phillips on sitar!) as Most's production expertly frames each track. Above all, Donovan delivers an incredible collection of songs, perfectly preserving a moment in time. It is now yours to enjoy forever.

Features:
• Gold Vinyl
• Mono mix
• Sourced from rare analog Epic tapes in rare U.S. Mono mix

Selections:
Side I:

1. Sunshine Superman
2. Legend Of A Girl Child Linda
3. Three King Fishers
4. Ferris Wheel
5. Bert’s Blues
Side II:
1. Season Of The Witch
2. The Trip
3. Guinevere
4. The Fat Angel
5. Celeste
Description
Gold Vinyl Mono LP!
Sourced From Original Analog Epic U.S. Mono Tapes!


When Donovan went electric in 1966 he jumped headfirst into the deep end—and the splash was felt all around the world. Here’s an exact repro of the U.S. version of Donovan’s hypnotic Sunshine Superman LP, in ultra-punchy mono, on premium vinyl. Showcasing the international smash single of the same name, Sunshine Superman—with its exotic tapestries, sitar-laced psychedelia and unrelenting folk-rock vibe—has only grown more irresistible over the years.

By 1966 Donovan had evolved beyond his initial folk troubadour style and fully embraced the budding "flower power" movement. Finding inspiration in jazz, blues, world music and West Coast U.S. rock, he partnered with top UK producer Mickie Most and arranger John Cameron to capture the sound he was pursuing in his mind. Their first collaboration, the "Sunshine Superman" single, was a smashing success, reaching #1 on the U.S. charts and establishing Donovan as a major pop star. Containing a prominent psychedelic vibe and featuring exotic instrumentation like sitar and tablas, it foreshadowed the Summer of Love zeitgeist by a full year. Recorded at EMI Studios London, it also featured session guitarist and soon-to-be Yardbirds/Led Zeppelin member Jimmy Page.

Upon signing with Epic Records in the U.S., Donovan, Most and Cameron traveled to Los Angeles to continue recording at CBS Studios. The subject matter of the songs ran the gamut, reflecting Donovan's interests and influences. "The Fat Angel," a tribute to Mama Cass, also name checks The Jefferson Airplane (who returned the favor by covering the song on their live album Bless Its Pointed Little Head). "Bert's Blues" honors UK folk pioneer Bert Jansch, a major influence on Donovan, Page and many other British guitarists. "The Trip" salutes the L.A. club of the same name and mentions Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, director Federico Fellini and the Buddhist concept of Zen in the lyrics. Elsewhere, the foreboding "Season of the Witch" served as the dark reflection of the cheery "Sunshine Superman" and remains one on Donovan's most intriguing songs.

Sessions for the Epic album, to be titled Sunshine Superman, concluded in May 1966 and it was released in the U.S. in September of that year. Due to a contract dispute with his former label, Pye Records, the album was not released in the UK until 1967, and then in a greatly altered form. The dispute, stemming from Donovan's move to Epic, delayed the UK release of future recordings as well. This legal wrangling put Donovan in the rare position of a UK artist whose records came out in the U.S. before they appeared in his homeland.

This Sundazed reissue has been sourced from the original analog Epic tapes in the rare U.S. MONO mix! Cameron's arrangements sparkle as the instrument lineup varies from song to song (listen closely for Shawn Phillips on sitar!) as Most's production expertly frames each track. Above all, Donovan delivers an incredible collection of songs, perfectly preserving a moment in time. It is now yours to enjoy forever.

Features:
• Gold Vinyl
• Mono mix
• Sourced from rare analog Epic tapes in rare U.S. Mono mix

Selections:
Side I:

1. Sunshine Superman
2. Legend Of A Girl Child Linda
3. Three King Fishers
4. Ferris Wheel
5. Bert’s Blues
Side II:
1. Season Of The Witch
2. The Trip
3. Guinevere
4. The Fat Angel
5. Celeste
Genre
Pop Rock
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Donovan
Title
Sunshine Superman
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
Mono
1
Colored
1
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Creation Date
Release Date
03-28-2018
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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