Donovan – Storyteller (2003) [Audio Fidelity]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 48:07 minutes | Scans included | 1,93 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 689 MB
Audio Fidelity SACD #AFZ-015 | Mastered for SACD by Steve Hoffman
This set makes a nice introduction to Donovan’s peak years in the mid- to late ’60s, including both his Baroque flower power material for Epic Records like “Sunshine Superman” and the fairy tale funky “Hurdy Gurdy Man” as well as his earlier and more folky recordings for Pye Records (they were released in the U.S. by Hickory Records) like “Catch the Wind,” “Colours,” the stylistically prescient “Sunny Goodge Street,” and the beautiful “Turquoise” (which is as gorgeous as it is ridiculous). The sides included here are perfect examples of Donovan’s unique Woody Guthrie meets Timothy Leary style, and having both the Pye and Epic material side by side is a definite plus.
01. Catch The Wind
03. Universal Soldier
05. Sunny Goodge Street
06. Hey Gyp
08. You’re Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond
09. To Try For The Sun
10. To Sing For You
11. Sunshine Superman
12. Mellow Yellow
13. Hurdy Gurdy Man
Mastered for SACD by Steve Hoffman at Marcussen Mastering, Hollywood, CA.