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Donovan- What’s Bin Did and What’s Bin Hid (1965)

Updated: Feb 1

Donovan- What’s Bin Did and What’s Bin Hid (Pye Records)

Released May 14, 1965, in the U.K.

Released as Catch The Wind in the U.S. June 1965 on Hickory Records

Donovan's debut album, What’s Bin Did and What’s Bin Hid, marks his emergence as a Scottish folk artist initially compared to Bob Dylan. Despite early associations, Donovan showcases individuality with a diverse blend of folk, blues, and tributes. The album includes standout tracks like the hit "Catch The Wind," displaying Donovan's unique acoustic style. Influenced by American folk and blues, Donovan also covers themes from love to socio-political commentary, showcasing maturity beyond his years. The album signifies Donovan's transition from Dylan comparisons to his own brand of folk, setting the stage for his later experimentation with jazz, blues, and Eastern influences.

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