- Released: June 27, 2005
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
Originally labeled as the new young Dylan, Scottish-born troubadour Donovan Leitch merged his Folk and Rock sensibilities to become one of the most popular artists of the late '60s psychedelic era. This two-for-one set brings together two complete albums originally released on Columbia and includes the hits "Mellow Yellow" and "Wear Your Love Like Heaven" plus other gems such as "Sunny South Kensington" and "Skip-A-Long Sam".
Uncut - p.1224 stars out of 5
- "[A]sk yourself if Drake's cello dronescapes would have been possible without the innovations laid down here..."
- 1.Mellow Yellow
- 2.Writer In The Sun
- 3.Sand And Foam
- 4.The Observation
- 5.Bleak City Woman
- 6.House Of Jansch
- 7.Young Girl Blues
- 9.Hampstead Incident
- 10.Sunny South Kensington
- 11.Wear Your Love Like Heaven
- 12.Mad John's Escape
- 13.Skip-A-Long Sam
- 15.There Was A Time
- 16.Oh Gosh
- 17.Little Boy In Corduroy
- 18.Under The Greenwood Tree
- 19.The Land Of Doesn't Have To Be
- 20.Someone's Singing
2 LPs on 1 CD: MELLOW YELLOW (1967)/WEAR YOUR LOVE LIKE HEAVEN (1967).
Personnel includes: Donovan (vocals, guitar); Eric Leese (guitar); Mike O'Neill (piano, organ, harpsichord); Harold McNair (flute); Mike Carr (vibraphone); Cliff Barton, Jack Bruce (bass); Keith Webb (drums); John Carr (congas, bongos).
Recorded at CBS Studios, London, England.
Originally released on Epic (24239) and Epic (26349).
Includes liner notes by Vicki Marshall.
2 LPs on 1 CD: MELLOW YELLOW (1967)/ WEAR YOUR LOVE LIKE HEAVEN (1967).
Personnel: Donovan (vocals, whistling, guitar); Eric Leese (electric guitar); Harold McNair (flute); Mike O'Neil (piano, harpsichord, organ); Mike Carr (vibraphone); Cliff Barton, Jack Bruce (electric bass); Keith Webb (drums); John Candy Carr (congas, bongos).
Illustrator: Mick Taylor .
This is a peculiar two-fer CD marrying MELLOW YELLOW (a US-only mishmash of singles, outtakes, and old album tracks) with WEAR YOUR LOVE LIKE HEAVEN, originally the first half of an entirely different double-LP called A GIFT FROM A FLOWER TO A GARDEN. (Confused yet?) Taken together like this, these two albums are Donovan at his hippie-era peak, blending fanciful psychedelia like the two title tracks--two of his finest singles ever--and the downright giddy "Oh Gosh" with earthier material like "House of Jansch" (a tribute to the Pentangle's Bert Jansch, a longtime friend), the witty Swinging London tribute "Sunny South Kensington," and the downright bleak "Writer in the Sun." Donovan's albums are notoriously spotty, but these two are his most consistently entertaining, with very few weak songs and some excellent psych-pop arrangements by a pre-Led Zeppelin John Paul Jones.