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Donovan 2CD anthology ‘Donovan Retrospective’

Donovan, ‘60s legend, icon, poet and one of our most enduring singer-songwriters, is returning this year to mark his 50th year in the music business. This most auspicious anniversary will prompt a major renaissance for the man whose fingerprints can be seen throughout the last half century of popular music.

Union Square Music join Donovan in his 50th anniversary celebrations with representation by NS&A. Donovan will spend the year in a hive of activity, releasing a two disc anthology called ‘Donovan Retrospective’ on June 8th, which will be made up of selections from his ‘60s catalogue chosen by Donovan and a brand new reggae-style single ‘One English Summer’.

Donovan will mount a UK & Ireland Tour in October 2015 starting in his home town of GlasgowThe Pavilion Theatre - October 3rdand Manchester: Royal Northern College Of Music - October 17th followed by dates in Europe, North America and the East in  November /December (details on Donovan’s website). He will also be the subject of a BBC 2 radio special.

He was 18 years old when he had his first hit, ‘Catch The Wind’, for which he received the  prestigious  Ivor Novello Award, and since then the man born Donovan Leitch in Scotland in 1946 has been pop star and folk troubadour, a flag bearer for all things psychedelic, and one of the early adopters (and subsequent promoters) of Transcendental Meditation, now one of the most recognized, and practiced, meditation techniques in the world.

Following his first Top 5 record, Donovan scored 10  other hit singles Colours’, ‘Universal Soldier’, ‘Sunshine Superman’, ‘Mellow Yellow’, ‘The Hurdy Gurdy  Man’,

‘Lalena’, Jenifer Juniper’, ‘There is a Mountain’; Wear Your Love Like Heaven’, ‘Barabajagal’ and ‘Atlantis ’.

Donovan has recently been inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (2012) and The Songwriters Hall of Fame (2014), and received The Mojo Maverick Award from Jimmy Page. For over 45 years and up to the present day, his evocative songs are consistently requested for major films, hit TV series and top commercials, spreading his work further into new audiences.

It's all a long way from that heady decade that birthed him, but 2015 will confirm Donovan as so much more than a mere heritage act. He is the history of British rock and pop distilled into one man. He is an institution, and his legacy and influence will ensure that he is part of its future, too.

Competition closing date

Sunday, 28 June 2015 - 11:59pm

Competition prize

We have 3 copies of Donovan 2CD anthology ‘Donovan Retrospective’ to give away; to enter just answer the question below:-


William Critchlow, Janet Hulme and Caryne Pearce

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