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17 janvier 2010 7 17 /01 /janvier /2010 02:30



I grew with Donovan, it is to say if I am not very young any more!
J'ai grandi avec Donovan, c'est dire si je ne suis plus très jeune!




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Donovan (de son nom complet Donovan Philip Leitch), né le 10 mai 1946 dans le quartier de Maryhill à Glasgow (Écosse) est un musicien britannique.
Il apprend la guitare à l’âge de quatorze ans. Woody Guthrie et Ramblin’Jack Elliot figurent parmi les influences qui nourrissent sa culture musicale. Sa carrière débute en 1965 à l’ occasion d’ une émission de TV anglaise qui le fait connaître auprès du grand public. Il rencontre Mickie Most le producteur des Animals et de Herman’s Hermits qui le fait enregistrer avec les plus grands musiciens de studio de l’époque : Jack Bruce, Jimmy Page et John Paul Jones. Entre 1965 et 1970, il enchaîne les succès, avec des disques qui confirment son talent de grand mélodiste : Colours en 1965, Mellow Yellow en 1966, Hurdy Gurdy Man en 1968 et Lalena en 1969.
Très bon instrumentiste, il se lie d’amitié avec des musiciens anglais, tels que Brian Jones, guitariste des Rolling Stones (dont il élève le fils), ou The Beatles, pour qui il chante parmi les choeurs de la chanson Yellow Submarine(dont les paroles « Sky of blue and see of green » sont de lui). Il enseigne notamment à John Lennon et à Georges Harrison sa technique à la guitare de picking durant le séjour des Beatles en Inde au printemps 1968.
Il participe aux courants psychédélique, flower power et pacifiste des années soixante, et milite contre la guerre du Vietnam.














Artist : Donovan
Song : Universal Soldier


UNIVERSAL SOLDIER

He is five foot two,
anbd he's six feet four,
he fights with missiles and with spears,
he is all of thirty-one,
and he's only a seventeen,
's been a soldier for thousands years.

He's a Catolic, a Hindy,
an atheist, A Chein,
A Buddhist, a Baptist and a Jew,
and he knows, he shouldn't kill,
and he knows, he always will,
care for me, my friend, and I will care for you.

And he's fighting for Canada,
he's fighting for France,
he's fighting for the USA
and he's fighting for the Russains,
he's fihgting for Japan,
and he thinks we put an end to war this way.

And he's fighting for democrazy,
he's fighting for the Reds,
he says it's for the peace of all,
he's the one who must decide,
who's to live and who's to die,
and he never sees the writing on the wall.

And without him, how would Hitler
kill the people at Dachau,
without him Cesar would have stood alone,
he's the one, who gives his body
as a weapon of the war,
and without him always killing cant gho on.

He's the universal soldier,
and he really is to blame,
his orders came from far away, no more,
they came from here and there,
and you and me ain't brothers,
can't you see,
this is not the way we put an end to war.













Artist : Donovan
Song : Yellow Is The Color


Yellow is the color of my true love's hair
In the morning, when we rise
In the morning, when we rise
That's the time,
That's the time
I love the best

Blue is the color of the sky-y-y
In the morning, when we rise
In the morning, when we rise
That's the time,
That's the time
I love the best

Green is the color of the sparkling corn
In the morning, when we rise
In themorning, when we rise
That's the time
That's the time
I love the best

Mellow is the feeling that I get
When I see her, mm-hmmm,
When I see her, mm-hmmm
That's the time,
That's the time
I love the best

Freedom is a word I rarely use
Without thinking, mm-hmmm,
Without thinking, mm-hmmm,
Of the time,
Of the time
When I've been loved






















Albums 

  • What's Bin Did and What's Bin Hid
  • Catch the Wind (1965)
  • Fairytale (1965)
  • Sunshine Superman (1966)
  • Mellow Yellow (1967)
  • A Gift from a Flower to a Garden (1967)
  • Donovan in Concert [Live] (1968)
  • The Hurdy Gurdy Man (1968)
  • Barabajagal (1969)
  • Open Road (1970)
  • H.M.S. Donovan (1971)
  • Cosmic Wheels (1973)
  • Live in Japan : Spring Tour 1973 (1973)
  • Essence to Essence
  • 7-Tease (1974)
  • Slow Down World (1976)
  • Donovan (1971)
  • Neutronica (1980)
  • Love Is Only Feeling (1981)
  • Lady of the Stars (1984)
  • Rising / The Classics Live [Live] (1990)
  • One Night in Time [rare Japan] (1993)
  • Sutras (1996)
  • Rising Again [Live] (2001)
  • Greatest Hits Live : Vancouver 1986 (2001)
  • Pied Piper (2002)
  • Celtia (2002) inédit (quelques tirages Irlandais)
  • Sixty Four (2004)
  • Brother Sun, Sister Moon (2004)
  • Beat Cafe (2004)
  • Try for the sun (The journey of Donovan) (2005)
  • the 1967 anaheim complete concert (2006)
  • live masters reworked (2006) uniquement en France
  • Laleña reworked (2006) uniquement en France
  • Wear your love like heaven (2007) uniquement en France
  • New songs from an icon" (2007 ? CD promo radio USA)


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