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Donovan- Sunshine Superman (1966)


Donovan- Sunshine Superman (Columbia) 

Released August 26, 1966. Recorded December 1965-May 1966

Sunshine Superman, released in 1966, marked a significant evolution in Donovan's sound. The album, peaking at No. 4 in the UK and No. 11 in the US, showcased his transition from folk to folk-rock and psychedelia. The title track, "Sunshine Superman," became a chart-topping hit, embodying the psychedelic rock movement of the 1960s with its surreal lyrics and intricate instrumentation. Notable for its production quality, the song featured renowned studio musicians like Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones, adding to its appeal. Other tracks on the album, such as “Season of the Witch, "Legend of a Girl Child Linda," and "Three King Fishers," continued Donovan's exploration of experimental sounds and themes. With its blend of folk, rock, and psychedelia, "Sunshine Superman" solidified Donovan's status as a leading figure in the countercultural music scene of the 1960s.

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