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In December 1973.

In December 1973, “Epic” label released “Essence to Essence”, the eleventh Donovan studio album. It was recorded September – October 1973, at “Morgan Studios”, and was produced by Donovan Leitch and Andrew Loog Oldham.

Personnel:

  • Donovan – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Henry McCullough, Danny Kortchmar, Doug Schlink, Neil Hubbard, Peter Frampton- electric guitar
  • Alan Spenner, Carl Radle, Leland Sklar, Paul Ossola – bass
  • Danny Thompson- double bass
  • Carole King, Craig Doerge, Jean Roussel, Nicky Hopkins- piano
  • Nicky Hopkins – electric piano
  • Bobby Whitlock- organ
  • Bruce Rowland, Denny Seiwell, Jim Gordon, Russell Kunkel- drums
  • Ray Cooper- percussion
  • Tom Scott- woodwind
  • Jack Emblow – accordion
  • Chris Nicholls – bass flute
  • Simon Jeffes- koto
  • The Scratch Band – background vocals
  • Andrew Powell, Del Newman, Nicky Harrison – strings

Track listing:

All tracks by Donovan Leitch.

  1. Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth
  2. Lazy Daze
  3. Life Goes On
  4. There is an Ocean
  5. Dignity of Man
  6. Yellow Star
  7. Divine Daze of Deathless Delight
  8. Boy for Every Girl
  9. Saint Valentine’s Angel
  10. Life is a Merry-Go-Round
  11. Sailing Homeward
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In December 1967.

In December 1967, “Warner Bros” label released “Song Cycle”, the debut Van Dyke Parks album. It, was recorded in 1967 at “Sunset Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Van Dyke Parks– main performer, vocals
  • Ron Elliott, Dick Rosmini– guitar
  • Misha Goodatieff – violin
  • Virginia Majewski – viola
  • Carl Fortina – accordion
  • Nicolai Bolin, Vasil Crlenica, William Nadel, Alan Reuss, Leon Stewart, Thomas Tedesco– balalaika
  • Don Bagley, Gregory Bemko, Chuck Berghofer, Harry Bluestone, Samuel Boghossian, Dennis Budimir, Joseph Ditullio, Jesse Ehrlich, Nathan Gershman, Philip Goldberg, Armand Kaproff, William Kurasch, Leonard Malarsky, Jerome Reisler, Orville Rhodes, Trefoni Rizzi, Lyle Ritz, Joseph Saxon, Ralph Schaffer, Leonard Selic, Frederick Seykora, Darrel Terwilliger, Bob West – strings
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • Norman Benno, Arthur Briegleb, Vincent DeRosa, George Fields, William Green, James Horn, Richard Hyde, Jay Migliori, Thomas Morgan, Ted Nash, Richard Perissi, Thomas Scott, Thomas Shepard– woodwind
  • Billie J. Barnum, Gerri Engeman, Karen Gunderson, James and Vanessa Hendricks, Durrie and Gaile Parks, Julia E. Rinker, Paul Jay Robbins, Nik Woods – choir
  • Hal Blaine, Gary Coleman, James Gordon, Earl Palmer– percussion
  • Steve Young– folk (“Vine Street” introduction tape)

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Dyke Parks, except where noted.

  1. Vine Street – Randy Newman
  2. Palm Desert
  3. Widow’s Talk
  4. Laurel Canyon Blvd
  5. The All Golden
  6. Van Dyke Parks (Public Domain)
  7. Public Domain
  8. Donovan’s Colours – Donovan Leitch
  9. The Attic
  10. Laurel Canyon Blvd
  11. By the People
  12. Pot Pourri

 

In October 1968.

In October 1968, “Epic” label released “The Hurdy Gurdy Man”, the sixth Donovan studio album. It was recorded November 1967 – April 1968, and was produced by Mickie Most.

Personnel:

  • Donovan – guitar, harmonica, vocals, tambura, harmonium
  • Danny Thompson – bass
  • Tony Carr – percussion, drums
  • John ‘Candy’ Carr – bongos, percussion
  • John Cameron – piano

Track listing:

All tracks by Donovan Leitch.

  1. Hurdy Gurdy Man
  2. Peregrine
  3. The Entertaining of a Shy Girl
  4. As I Recall It
  5. Get Thy Bearings
  6. Hi It’s Been a Long Time
  7. West Indian Lady
  8. Jennifer Juniper
  9. The River Song
  10. Tangier
  11. A Sunny Day
  12. The Sun is a Very Magic Fellow
  13. Teas

 

In October 1965.

In October 1965, “Vanguard” label released “Farewell, Angelina”, the sixth Joan Baez album. It was recorded in 1965, and was produced by Maynard Solomon.

Personnel:

  • Joan Baez – vocals, guitar
  • Bruce Langhorne– electric guitar
  • Ralph Rinzler– mandolin
  • Richard Romoff – string bass
  • Russ Savakus– bass

Track listing:

  1. Farewell, Angelina – Bob Dylan
  2. Daddy, You Been on My Mind – Bob Dylan
  3. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue – Bob Dylan
  4. The Wild Mountain Thyme – traditional, arranged Francis McPeake Family
  5. Ranger’s Command – Woody Guthrie
  6. Colours – Donovan Leitch
  7. A Satisfied Mind – Joe “Red” Hayes, Jack Rhodes
  8. The River in the Pines – traditional
  9. Pauvre Rutebeuf (Poor Rutebeuf) – Léo Ferré, Rutebeuf
  10. Sagt Mir wo die Blumen sind (Where Have All the Flowers Gone?) – Pete Seeger
  11. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall – Bob Dylan

In August 1980.

In August 1980, “RCA” label released “Neutronica”, the fifteenth Donovan studio album. It was recorded in 1980, and was produced by Donovan Leitch and Peter Walsh.

Personnel:

  • Donovan – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Ian Berenson – electric guitar
  • John Giblin- bass
  • Morris Pert- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Donovan Leitch, except where noted.

  1. Shipwreck
  2. Only to Be Expected
  3. Comin’ to You
  4. No Hunger
  5. Neutron
  6. Mee Mee I Love You – Donovan Leitch, Astrella Leitch
  7. The Heights of Alma – traditional, arranged by Donovan
  8. No Man’s Land – Eric Bogle
  9. We Are One
  10. Madrigalinda
  11. Harmony

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.

Personnel:

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

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

In June 1968.

In June 1968, “Atco” label released “Renaissance”, the third Vanilla Fudge studio album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Shadow Morton.

Personnel:

  • Carmine Appice- drums, vocals
  • Tim Bogert- bass guitar, vocals
  • Vince Martell- guitar, vocals
  • Mark Stein- lead vocals, keyboards

Track listing:

  1. The Sky Cried/When I Was a Boy – Mark Stein,Tim Bogert
  2. Thoughts – Vince Martell
  3. Paradise – Mark Stein,Carmine Appice
  4. That’s What Makes a Man – Mark Stein
  5. The Spell That Comes After – Essra Mohawk
  6. Faceless People – Carmine Appice
  7. Season of the Witch – Donovan Leitch