CD Pied Piper [Donovan] [CD] [1 disc] (CD 535868),
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Pied Piper [Donovan] [CD] [1 disc]

  • 1. I Love My Shirt
    2. Happiness Runs
    3. Sun Magic
    4. People Call Me Pied Piper
    5. Little Boy In Corduroy
    6. Colours
    7. Jackie Beanstalk
    8. Funny Man, A
    9. Mandolin Man and His Secret
    10. Nature Friends
    11. Wynken, Blynken and Nod
    12. Little Teddy Bear
    13. Voyage to the Moon
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 78290

  • Credits
    ProducerDan Fitzgerald; Leib Ostrow
    EngineerDan Fitzgerald; John Alevizakis

    Personnel includes: Donovan (vocals, arranger, guitar); Anie Whelan (vocals); Sudhananda (various instruments); Robbie Overson (electric guitar);
    Mick Daly (banjo); Dana Rath (mandolin); Maire Breathnach (fiddle); Jim Rothermel (harmonica, recorder, alto saxophone); Pat Crowley (accordion, piano, keyboards); Paul Seymour (keyboards); Noel Barrett (bass); Danny Byrt (drums); Carrie Brandon, Indiana Seerley Gowland (background vocals).
    Recorded at Sound Sound, Cork, Ireland; Little Buddha Studios, San Rafael, California.
    Personnel: Donovan (vocals, guitar); Bernie Steinberg, Carrie Brandon, Rebecca Hale, Michael Bennett , Tina Malia, Aine Whelan (vocals); Robbie Overson (electric guitar); Mick Daly (banjo); Dana Rath (mandolin); Mire Breatnach (fiddle, strings); Jim Rothermel (harmonica, recorder, alto saxophone); Pat Crowley (accordion, piano, keyboards); Paul Seymour (keyboards); Danny Byrt (drums).
    Audio Mixers: Dan Fitzgerald; Donovan; Leib Ostrow; Sudhananda.
    Recording information: Little Buddah Studios, San Rafael, CA; Little Buddha Studio, San Rafael, CA; Sound Sound, Cork, Ireland.
    Unknown Contributor Role: Danny Byrt.
    Arrangers: Donovan; Sudhananda.
    It is difficult to say why this album designed for children doesn't work any better than it does. Perhaps it's because everything here is so quaint, and quaintness is a distinctly adult notion, a close cousin to willful nostalgia, and neither trait is anything that most kids would even bother exploring. Mixing in older songs like "Mandolin Man and His Secret" and "Little Boy in Corduroy" with a handful of newer pieces (and what must be the 400th version of "Colours"), Donovan actually does here what he has really always done, and that is make a pleasant, at times even interesting, album for adults who want to feel like they're children again. There is certainly nothing wrong with that. Just don't try selling it to the kids, because they undoubtedly wouldn't sit still for it. ~ Steve Leggett

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