1967, Music

Mellow Yellow (1967) by Donovan

This feels like a transitional effort for Donovan. On the one hand there’s still some songs that feel like they could have been on Sunshine Superman (though they feel like outtakes to me) on the other and there are some more subdued singer-songwriter things that feel nearly completely at odds with his sort of “Swinging London onlooker” persona he seemed to cultivate.

On first listen, I really didn’t like it, but with repeated listens the more weary songs are hitting home with me more. But it feels like two different records sandwiched together.

7/10

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