In August 1977.

In August 1977, “Arista” label released the self-titled, fourteenth Donovan studio album. It was recorded in 1977, and was produced by Mickey Most. In October 1977, “RAK” label released the album in UK with a different track order.


  • Donovan – vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Isaac Guillory – guitar
  • Ronnie Leahy– keyboards
  • Nick South – bass
  • Colin Allen– drums
  • John Cameron– horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Patrick Halling – violin
  • Chris Norman, Silson,Terry Uttley – backing vocals
  • Tim Summerhayes, Wolfgang Thierbach, Doug Hopkins – engineer
  • Charlie Watts, Chris Blair – mastering
  • Gered Mankowitz– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Donovan Leitch.

  1. Local Boy Chops Wood
  2. Astral Angel
  3. The Light
  4. Dare to Be Different
  5. Brave New World
  6. Lady of the Stars
  7. International Man
  8. Sing My Song
  9. Maya’s Dance
  10. Kalifornia Kiddies

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