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Thread #135422   Message #3091747
Posted By: GUEST,punfolkrocker
09-Feb-11 - 09:34 AM
Thread Name: BBC Folk Awards Demo 7th Feb
Subject: RE: BBC Folk Awards Demo 7th Feb
"Yes, Donovan is an utter prat who has made lots of dire music.
But that's not to say he hasn't, just occasionally, made some pretty good music too."


actually.. for a brief period Donovan made some bloody excellent singles and LPs,
amongst the very best ever produced in trippy 60's pop 'folk' psycadelia..

Maybe the credit for that short burst of creative perfection was due more to the maturity and discipline
of his producers and arrangers preventing Donovan from undermining the recordings
with his embarrassing egotistical trite self-indulgence..

or perhaps it was entirely due to Donovan himself being on top of his game and ahead of the zeitgeist..

who knows..???

Just lets not forget he was once a long time ago a serious talent to be reckoned with..

[or at very least responsible for a portfolio of exquisite recordings made in collaboration with a great production team
and credited to his his name]

Cultural critics would have been much kinder to Donovan if he had died tragically in 1970..????