Fairytale (Deluxe Edition)
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||Colours||Donovan||2:43||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||To Try for the Sun||Donovan||3:37||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Sunny Goodge Street||Donovan||2:54||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Oh Deed I Do||Donovan||2:05||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Circus of Sour||Donovan||1:49||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Summer Day Reflection Song||Donovan||2:10||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Candy Man||Donovan||3:25||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Jersey Thursday||Donovan||2:11||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Belated Forgiveness Plea||Donovan||2:54||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Ballad of a Crystal Man||Donovan||3:50||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Little Tin Soldier||Donovan||2:58||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Ballad of Geraldine||Donovan||4:38||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Universal Soldier||Donovan||2:11||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Ballad of a Crystal Man ('Universal Soldier' EP Version)||Donovan||3:14||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||The War Drags On||Donovan||3:40||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Do You Hear Me Now||Donovan||1:46||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Turquoise||Donovan||3:28||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness)||Donovan||3:08||£0.79||View in iTunes|
Donovan's second album found the Scottish folkie in possession of his own voice, a style of earnest, occasionally mystical musings indebted neither to Woody Guthrie nor Bob Dylan. True, Fairytale's highlights — "Sunny Goodge Street," "Jersey Thursday," and "The Summer Day Reflection Song" — use a sense of impressionism pioneered by Dylan, but Donovan flipped Dylan's weariness on its head. His persona is the wistful hippie poet, continually moving on down the road, but never bitter about the past. The folkie "Colours," already a hit before the album's release, is also here (though without Donovan's harmonica). A few of his songs are inconsequential and tossed-off ("Oh Deed I Do," "Circus of Sour"), but a few of these ("Candy Man" especially) succeed too, thanks to Donovan's effervescent delivery. [A 2002 Castle reissue added six bonus tracks, including a version of "Universal Soldier" and the B-side "Hey Gyp (The Slowness)."]
Fairytale - Donovan
Magical album ! Conjures up lots of childhood thoughts and memories especially The Little Tin Soldier.
Donovan at his best
With the seemingly endless repackaging of his early songs, it’s too easy to overlook this album, which contains some his best songs. Listen to: I’ll try for the sun, Summer day reflection song, Jersey Thursday, Belated forgiveness plea, Ballad of Geraldine, and Turquoise.
It’s a good album, but listen to it on a warm summer day and it sparkles.
Born: 10 May 1946 in Glasgow, Scotland
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s