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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 November 1975.

In November 1975, “A&M” label released “Nomadness”, the tenth Strawbs album. It was recorded June – July 1975, at “Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by Tom Allom.

Personnel:

  • Dave Cousins– lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, dulcimer, banjo
  • Dave Lambert– lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Chas Cronk– backing vocals, bass guitar
  • Rod Coombes– backing vocals, drums, acoustic guitar
  • John Mealing– piano, organ, electric piano
  • Tony Carr – congas
  • Jack Emblow– accordion
  • Tommy Eyre– piano, clavinet, synthesizer
  • John Lumley-Saville – synthesizer
  • Rick Wakeman– electric harpsichord
  • Tom Allom – cymbalum
  • Vic Gamm – engineer

Track listing:

  1. To Be Free – Dave Cousins
  2. Little Sleepy – Dave Lambert
  3. The Golden Salamander – Dave Cousins
  4. Absent Friend (How I Need You) – Dave Cousins
  5. Back on the Farm – Dave Cousins
  6. So Shall Our Love Die? – Dave Cousins
  7. Tokyo Rosie – Dave Cousins
  8. A Mind of My Own – Rod Coombes
  9. Hanging in the Gallery – Dave Cousins
  10. The Promised Land – Chas Cronk

In March 1973.

In March 1973, “Epic” label released “Cosmic Wheels”, the tenth Donovan studio album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Donovan Leitch and Mickie Most.

Personnel:

  • Leslye Ash – vocals
  • John “Rabbit” Bundrick– keyboards
  • Tony Carr – percussion
  • Valerie Carrington – vocals
  • Clive Chaman– bass
  • Phil Chen– bass
  • Nick Curtis – vocals
  • Donovan – guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • Lesley Duncan– vocals
  • Jack Emblow – accordion
  • Julie Forsythe – vocals
  • Leslie Fyson – vocals
  • Peter Halling – violin
  • Jim Horn– saxophone
  • Bobby Keys– saxophone
  • John McCarthy – vocals
  • Cozy Powell– drums
  • Suzi Quatro– vocals
  • Chris Spedding– guitar
  • Gaynor Stewart – vocals
  • Jill Utting – vocals
  • Dennis Ball – bass
  • Alan White– drums
  • Cary Wilson – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Donovan Leitch.

  1. Cosmic Wheels
  2. Earth Sign Man
  3. Sleep
  4. Maria Magenta
  5. Wild Witch Lady
  6. The Music Makers
  7. The Intergalactic Laxative
  8. I Like You
  9. Only the Blues
  10. Appearances