Donovan Songbook

Label: CBS - CBS CL 40 311 3. Series: Songbook (4). Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation Gatefold Sleeve. Country: Germany. Genre: Blues, Folk, World, & Country. Donovan. A Donovan Leitch Songbook, Lyrics, Chords and PDF for printing - Start Page and Titles List He has variously lived in Scotland, London, and California, and, since at least 2008, has lived in County Cork, Ireland with his family. Playlist 24 Songs — Canadian singer/songwriter Donovan Woods is both a Juno-winning troubadour and a writer for a constellation of country stars. But one listen to Woods-penned tracks like the lovelorn 'Portland, Maine' (as cut by Tim McGraw) or journeyman songsmith's lament 'Leaving Nashville' (from the debut solo album by Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley) makes it clear Woods brings the. Includes the hits: Atlantis, Catch the Wind, Colours, Hurdy Gurdy Man, Jenifer Juniper, Lalena, Mellow Yellow, Sunshine Superman, The Universal Soldier, Wear Your Love Like Heaven and more. All songs are expertly arranged for Piano, Vocal and Guitar. Donovan He might not be as famous as some of his peers, but the troubadour known in the 60s as the British Bob Dylan certainly made a colossal impact on the landscape of pop music. He taught the Beatles how to fingerpick and turned Bert Jansch’s eerie guitar musings into perfect songs everybody could love, such as Universal Soldier, Mellow.

Colorful Capers Songbook

  • Style: Showcase Solos

  • Page count: 24

  • Correlates to Piano Pronto method books: Movement 2

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  • Level: Late beginners & up

  • Tonal center: Various

Donovan Songbook
  • Teaching Concepts: Easy position shifts; lyrical phrasing; articulations

Additional Details

Composer:Lisa Donovan Lukas
Tonal Center:Various
Genre(s):Easy Lyrical, Showcase Solos
Instrumentation:Piano Solo
Level:Late Beginner, Early Intermediate
Method Book Match:Movement 2

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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 1977
GenreBlues rock, folk rock
Rak Records(UK)
ProducerMickie Most
Donovan chronology
Slow Down World

Donovan Songbook

Donovan is the 14th studio album, and sixteenth album overall, from British singer-songwriter Donovan. It was released in the US (Arista AB 4143) in August 1977 and in the UK (RAK SRAK 528) with a different track order in October 1977.


In 1976, Donovan's record contract with Epic Records came to an end with Slow Down World. The album had only achieved limited chart success, and his contract was not renewed. In the meantime, Donovan's old record producer Mickie Most launched Rak Records in the UK. Donovan and Most teamed up to record Donovan's next album on Rak Records in 1977. Arista Records picked up the distribution rights in the US.

In a distinct change from Slow Down World, the songs on Donovan were an attempt to reach mass audiences again. The songs feature a contemporary sound and, with the exception of 'Maya's Dance', generally avoid the gentle balladry of Donovan's previous work. Despite these measures, Donovan failed to chart in both the US and UK, and signalled the end of Donovan's attempts to reach a mainstream audience. He would not release another original album in the United States until 1984.


  • On 27 March 2000, Beat Goes On Records released the US version Donovan (BGOCD375) in the UK on CD. This marked the first time the album was released on CD.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Donovan Leitch.

Original album[edit]

Side one[edit]

Donovan Songbook Zweitausendeins

  1. 'Local Boy Chops Wood' – 3:11
  2. 'Astral Angel' – 4:37
  3. 'The Light' – 4:12
  4. 'Dare to Be Different' – 3:55
  5. 'Brave New World' – 4:44

Side two[edit]

  1. 'Lady of the Stars' – 3:02
  2. 'International Man' – 4:02
  3. 'Sing My Song' – 3:08
  4. 'Maya's Dance' – 3:45
  5. 'Kalifornia Kiddies' – 3:49

UK version[edit]

Side one[edit]

Donovan leitch songbook
  1. 'Brave New World' – 4:44
  2. 'Astral Angel' – 4:37
  3. 'Local Boy Chops Wood' – 3:11
  4. 'Kalifornia Kiddies' – 3:49
  5. 'The International Man' – 4:02

Side two[edit]

  1. 'The Light' – 4:12
  2. 'Sing My Song' – 3:08
  3. 'Lady of the Stars' – 3:02
  4. 'Maya's Dance' – 3:45
  5. 'Dare to Be Different' – 3:55

Donovan Sutras Songbook


  • Colin Allen – drums
  • Chris Blair – mastering
  • John Cameron – horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Donovan – guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • Isaac Guillory – guitar
  • Patrick Halling – violin
  • Doug Hopkins – engineer
  • Ronnie Leahy – keyboards
  • Gered Mankowitz – photography
  • Chris Norman – background vocals
  • Alan Silson – background vocals
  • Nick South – bass
  • Tim Summerhayes – engineer
  • Wolfgang Thierbach – engineer
  • Terry Uttley – background vocals
  • Charlie Watts – mastering

External links[edit]

  • Allmusic review link

Donovan Leitch Songbook

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