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Try for the Sun: The Journey of Donovan

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4.6 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews

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Donovan Leitch, at his most memorable, reflected and connected the folky beginnings of Bob Dylan with the pop instincts of the Beatles, and counted both among his friends. The singer-songwriter's airy voice and whimsical songs were malleable enough to encompass wildly diverse styles, including the sparse protest-folk of "Universal Soldier," the smoky cabaret jazz of "Sunny Goodge Street," and the harder psychedelia of "Hurdy Gurdy Man," as well as the easygoing sunshine sound of "Mellow Yellow" and the plush, orchestral "Lalena." Add some whimsical fairy tales, darker blues, and bouncy Caribbean rhythms, and you have an artist whose enormous swath is difficult to absorb, let alone anthologize.

This three-CD-plus-one-DVD set covers Donovan's work from 1964 to 2004 and is the most ambitious attempt yet to organize his extensive career. It includes 60 tracks, 15 of them previously unreleased or hard to find (many of these live and acoustic). The remastered sound is so clear it often seems Donovan is whispering into your ear. Try for the Sun is geared toward the hardcore fan, as those just wanting a taste can make do with Donovan's Greatest Hits or Troubadour: The Definitive Collection, 1964-1976. But for those with the time, interest, and patience, this nearly four-hour set, with its sumptuous packaging, extensive liner notes, and rare video footage, is a journey of its own that presents the most complete portrait available of this enigmatic and legendary artist. --Hal Horowitz

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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Catch the Wind [Single Version] - Donovan
  2. Josie
  3. Co'dine [Demo Version]
  4. Colours
  5. Universal Soldier
  6. Sunny Goodge Street
  7. Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness) - Donovan
  8. Sunshine Superman [Extended Version] - Donovan
  9. Trip [Single Version] - Donovan
  10. Legend of a Girl Child Linda
  11. Three King Fishers
  12. Season of the Witch
  13. Guinevere
  14. Fat Angel
  15. Mellow Yellow
  16. Sand and Foam
  17. Young Girl Blues
  18. Museum
  19. Hampstead Incident
  20. Sunny South Kensington

Disc: 2

  1. Epistle to Dippy
  2. Preachin' Love
  3. There Is a Mountain
  4. Wear Your Love Like Heaven
  5. Oh Gosh
  6. Isle of Islay
  7. Epistle to Derroll [Live][#]
  8. To Try for the Sun [Live][#]
  9. Someone's Singing [Live][#]
  10. Tinker and the Crab [Live][#]
  11. Jennifer Juniper
  12. Poor Cow {From Poor Cow}
  13. Hurdy Gurdy Man
  14. Get Thy Bearings
  15. Lalena
  16. Barabajagal (Love Is Hot) - Jeff Beck Group
  17. Lord of the Reedy River [#]
  18. Moon in Capricorn [#]
  19. To Susan on the West Coast Waiting
  20. Atlantis

Disc: 3

  1. Celia of the Seals
  2. Song of the Wandering Aengus
  3. Ferryman's Daughter [#]
  4. She Moved Through the Fair [#]
  5. Traveling People [#]
  6. Riki Tiki Tavi
  7. Clara Clairvoyant
  8. Young But Growing [Live][#]
  9. Keep on Truckin' [Live][#]
  10. Stealin' [Live][#]
  11. I Like You
  12. Maria Magenta
  13. Working Man [Live]
  14. Tinker Tune [Live]
  15. Sailing Homeward
  16. Your Broken Heart
  17. Dark-Eyed Blue Jean Angel
  18. Please Don't Bend
  19. Love Floats
  20. Happiness Runs [2004 Version] [#] - Donovan
  21. Riding Song [Audio Bed] - Donovan

Disc: 4

  1. Bonus Material [DVD] [*]
  2. Sailing Homeward [Audio Bed] - Donovan
  3. Beach Song [Audio Bed] - Donovan
  4. Pee Song [Audio Bed] - Donovan
  5. Very Thing [Audio Bed] - Donovan
  6. Garden Of Truth [Audio Bed] - Donovan
  7. Electric Moon [Audio Bed] - Donovan
  8. Gas AD [Audio Bed] - Donovan
  9. Barabajagal 2 [Audio Bed]
  10. Sailing Homeward [Audio Bed] - Donovan
  11. Riki Tiki Tavi [Audio Bed] - Donovan
  12. Moonrise [Audio Bed] - Donovan
  13. Moonrise [Audio Bed] - Donovan
  14. There Is An Ocean [Audio Bed] - Donovan


Product details

  • Audio CD (September 13, 2005)
  • Limited Edition edition
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000AMWJ20
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #156,517 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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