What does it sound like?:
Donovan comes in for a fair amount of good-natured derision here on the Afterword, much of it well deserved. He does tend to take himself far too seriously, after all. But look beyond the hubris and self-importance and you’ll find a unique talent and some truly timeless songs.
This double DVD set comes in a CD sized card sleeve and looks to be the product of a busy cottage industry which sells merchandise from Donovan’s base in Ireland. I say “cottage industry” because, although nicely designed, these appear to be the kind of blue discs you’d copy at home. I guess that’s the way it works with small production runs from independent record labels these days. And yes, my copy is hand signed by the man himself.
Recorded at London’s Royal Albert Hall in June 2011, but held back until now (presumably to tie-in with the 50th anniversary) what we have here is the full US version of the Sunshine Superman album, plus extras, performed live with a full orchestra, backing singers and a rock band including a handful of big-name guests. The London Contemporary Orchestra is conducted by Don’s long-time arranger John Cameron. » Continue Reading.