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Donovan - Mellow Yellow - LP

Donovan - Mellow Yellow - LP

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Mono yellow vinyl edition from the singer-songwriter-guitarist

Scottish troubadour Donovan Leitch "aka Donovan" may have started out as a Bob Dylan copyist, but in 1966 he turned the pop world on its head by breaking from the folk scene and taking the psychedelic plunge under the wing of producer Mickie Most.

His fourth album, 1967's Mellow Yellow, is a dynamic transitional effort that finds the singer-songwriter-guitarist expanding his artistry into rewarding new areas. In addition to the sing-along title hit, which famously inspired a persistent urban legend regarding the recreational consumption of banana peels, Mellow Yellow encompasses acoustic introspection ("Writer in the Sun"), crafty art-pop ("Museum"), bittersweet insight ("Young Girl Blues"), beat poetry ("The Observation") and a fond nod to British folk icon Bert Jansch ("House of Jansch").

In addition to the production of British Invasion legend Mickie Most, Mellow Yellow features ear-catching arrangements by future Led Zeppelin member John Paul Jones and sitar by cult singer-songwriter Shawn Phillips. With its original mono mix capturing the vibrant vibes of Donovan during this incredibly creative and productive period, this vintage gem has never sounded better!

1. Mellow Yellow
2. Writer in the Sun
3. Sand and Foam
4. The Observation
5. Bleak City Woman
6. House of Jansche
7. Young Girl Blues
8. Museum
9. Hampstead Incident
10. Sunny South Kensington

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