Donovan releases a new un-released set of songs rediscovered in the Archive .
It is amazing to find this complete album which I had forgotten I made. It was never released in 1970 when I recorded it with John Phillips ( Mamas & Papas ) in The Factory Recording Studio in
Hollywood. The band was essentially The Jazz Crusaders , Joe Sample (keyboards), Wilton Felder (bass) and I think Stix Hooper (drums) but not the regular Crusaders guitarist Larry Carlton.
For this session the guitar was David T.Walker.
This album was not finished when I found it in the archive, but all the basic tracks were there. Wilton Felder was to add his horns but didn’t, so I completed the album in The Works Studio Dublin
with Rod Callan.
The horn players I used were Michael Buckley (who co-arranged the horns with me) and Ronan Dooney. The female vocal on Only You and Hotel Lonely was Susanne
- Only You
- Open up
Track: Dignity of Man
All songs written by Donovan
Leitch and Published by Donovan Music /Peermusic 2012.