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Title:
A gift from a flower to a garden
Author:
Donovan, performer.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Sony Music, 2000.
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Popular songs.

Some lyric texts ([12] p. : ill.) laid in container.

Compact disc.
Contents:
Wear your love like heaven -- Mad John's escape -- Skip-a-long Sam -- Sun -- There was a time -- Oh gosh -- Little boy in corduroy -- Under the greenwood tree -- The land of doesn't have to be -- Someone's singing --Song of the naturalist's wife -- The enchanted gypsy -- Voyage into the golden screen -- Isle of Islay -- The mandolin man and his secret -- Lay of the last tinker -- The tinker and the crab -- Widow with shawl (A portrait) -- The lullaby of spring -- The magpie -- Starfish-on-the-toast -- Epistle to Derroll.
UPC:
617742014426
Format :
Music CD

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Rock music's first two-LP box set, A Gift from a Flower to a Garden overcomes its original shortcomings and stands out as a prime artifact of the flower-power era that produced it. The music still seems a bit fey, and overall more spacy than the average Moody Blues album of this era, but the sheer range of subjects and influences make this a surprisingly rewarding work. Essentially two albums recorded simultaneously in the summer of 1967, the electric tracks include Jack Bruce among the session players. The acoustic tracks represent an attempt by Donovan to get back to his old sound and depart from the heavily electric singles ("Sunshine Superman," etc.) and albums he'd been doing -- it is folkier and bluesier (in an English folk sense) than much of his recent work. ~ Bruce Eder