- Released: May 9, 2005
- Label: EMI Europe Generic
- 1.Hurdy Gurdy Man - (studio)
- 2.Peregrine - (studio)
- 3.Entertaining Of A Shy Girl - (studio)
- 4.As I Recall It - (studio)
- 5.Get Thy Bearings - (studio)
- 6.Hi It's Been A Long Time - (studio)
- 7.West Indian Lady - (studio)
- 8.Jennifer Juniper - (studio)
- 9.River Song - (studio)
- 10.Tangier - (studio)
- 11.Sunny Day - (studio)
- 12.Sun Is A Very Magic Fellow - (studio)
- 13.Teas - (studio)
- 14.Teen Angel - (studio)
- 15.Poor Cow - (studio)
- 16.Lalena - (studio)
- 17.Aye My Love (Mono) - (studio)
- 18.What A Beautiful Creature You Are - (studio)
- 19.Colours - (studio)
- 20.Catch The Wind - (studio)
This digitally remastered release features seven bonus tracks including "Lalena" and "Catch The Wind."
Audio Mixer: Peter Mew.
Audio Remasterer: Peter Mew.
Liner Note Author: Lorne Murdoch.
Photographer: Barry Plummer.
If ever there was an album that should be packaged with a syringe full of insulin, it's HURDY GURDY MAN. However, therein lies the album's considerable charm.
Possibly the most refined examples of Donovan's special brand of imp-like psychedelic pop, these songs, including the hit title track and the superlative "Jennifer Juniper," are as wide-eyed and giggly as Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd, minus all the creepiness. Which of course in some ways makes them that much creepier. The lesser-known tracks, like "Get Thy Bearings" and "Entertaining of a Shy Girl," are if anything even more entertainingly wispy and spacey. Good stuff, especially for fans of British psychedelia.