Release Date: 17/01/2020
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.
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.
1965, 16th July
1. To Sing For You
2. Colours (With Interview)
3. Catch The Wind
4. Universal Soldier (With Interview)
5. Little Tin Soldier
6. Runnin' From Home
1967, 3rd March
7. Hampstead Incident
8. Mellow Yellow (With Interview)
1968, 16th February
2. The Tinker And The Crab (With Interview)
3. Jennifer Juniper (With Interview)
4. Young Girl Blues
5. Hurdy-Gurdy Man (With Interview)
6. Hast Thou Seen The Unicorn
1969, 4th July
7. Barabajaga (With Interview)