quinta-feira, 8 de setembro de 2016


Original Released on LP Pye NPL 18117 
(UK 1965, May 21)

In late 1964, Peter Eden and Geoff Stephens offered Donovan a recording contract with Pye Records in the United Kingdom. Donovan had performed around Britain and become well known in British folk circles before his record contract. His 1964 demo tapes (released as Sixty Four in 2004) show a great resemblance to both Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan, which probably prompted the "British answer to Bob Dylan" press line that was subsequently released. "What's Bin Did and What's Bin Hid" is notable because it captures Donovan at a point where his style and vision were starting to significantly diverge from those of Guthrie and Dylan. The music primarily consists of Donovan singing and playing mouth harp and acoustic guitar, much like his live performances of the time. He still had some vestiges of Woody Guthrie's style, and covers Guthrie's "Riding in My Car (Car Song)" here (retitled "Car Car"). "What's Bin Did and What's Bin Hid" also includes British folk ("Tangerine Puppet") and even some jazz ("Cuttin' Out"). Donovan rerecorded "Catch the Wind" for the album, which was initially released as his debut single in the United Kingdom on March 12, 1965. Other musicians featured on the album are Brian Locking on bass, Skip Alan (from The Pretty Things) on drums, Gypsy Dave on kazoo. On September 13, 1968, "What's Bin Did and What's Bin Hid" was reissued in an edited form (Marble Arch Records MAL 795) in the UK. "Car Car" and "Donna Donna" were both removed from the album, possibly because they were not written by Donovan (in "Wikipedia")

4 comentários:

Billy Rider disse...

Um belo começo para o incontornável Donovan, que durante décadas compôs das mais belas canções que hoje cimentam as nossas memórias. Poética e musicalmente falando. Um Autor/Intérprete de eleição que pertence, por direito próprio, ao Panteão Dourado dos Deuses da Música.

Anonymous disse...

Thaks for this share.

Sixtie Lover

Anonymous disse...

Hola amigo Rato,
Por favor podrías poner un día el link para bajar este primer album de Donovan? Me interesa bastante, pero es que no puedo todos los días entrar en internet.
Gracias y un saludo,

Shuffletown disse...

Where in heaven's name can I find the link for the download?
Thanks for your reaction.

Japie Krekel

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