Donovan's Greatest Hits (compilation album) by Donovan

Donovan's Greatest Hits
Donovan's Greatest Hits by Donovan
(Compilation album)
Year: 1969
Overall rank: 4,888th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 64 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1969 (92nd)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (372nd)
Award Best albums of all time (4,888th)
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Donovan bestography

Donovan's Greatest Hits is ranked 4th best out of 32 albums by Donovan on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Donovan is Sunshine Superman which is ranked number 1591 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,084.

Donovan album bestography « Higher ranked (4,394th) This album (4,888th) Lower ranked (6,445th) »
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Donovan's Greatest Hits track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 64 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.3/100, a mean average of 78.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.

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From 06/06/2018 13:59
I was so into Donovan as a kid...My first "adult" record was "sunshine superman", his first big hit..summer of '66, I was 11 yo. So magical. I loved all of his songs...especially "wear your love like heaven. I still have the 45 in its original picture sleeve. To give you an idea of how much variety there was on the radio in the 60s, this is the top 100 singles the week that "sunshine superman was #1.

http://98.130.35.56/archives/60s_files/19660903.html
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95/100
From 06/04/2018 20:44
Side one of this fine record (Epistle to Dippie, Sunshine Superman, There Is A Mountain, Jennifer Juniper, Wear Your Love Like Heaven, Season of the Witch) is my favorite LP side of all time.
It's amazing to me that 3/4 of the comments before mine are more concerned with the side men on 1 track than letting fellow BEA-ers know about the record.
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From 09/16/2016 02:22
A great compilation of Donovan's best songs
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85/100
From 01/26/2016 09:06
This is a great compilation from the pre-eminent psychedelic troubadour. The material is fun, intelligent and trippy. My only complaint is some of my favorite songs where not included on this record.
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75/100
From 12/25/2015 23:05
Donovan, 1996: "'Hurdy Gurdy Man' featured a certain Mr. James Patrick Page and the soon-to-be Led Zeppelin rhythm section, John Paul Jones and John Bonham."

Eddie Kramer, 2000: "I worked with Page at Olympic on 'Hurdy Gurdy Man' by Donovan" (in 2005 Kramer added that Page was brought in to overdub lead guitar)

Jimmy Page, 2000: "I know it's rumoured that I played on that. But I didn't."

John Paul Jones, 2002: "No it wasn't Jimmy. It was me, Alan Parker on guitar, and Clem Cattini on drums. Donovan played acoustic guitar. I booked the session."

John Paul Jones, 2005: "I would like to confirm that the musicians on the record were as follows: Donovan, Accoustic Guitar; John Paul Jones, Arrangement/Musical Director and Bass Guitar; Alan Parker, Lead (electric) Guitar; Clem Cattini, Drums. No other musicians were involved in this session."
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From 12/25/2015 22:55
Donovan has been known to stretch the truth to satisfy his own ego...I saw the Donovan documentary and what he says is bulls**t....google 'Hurdy Gurdy Man' wiki.
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From 12/24/2015 13:21
Donovan, 1996: "'Hurdy Gurdy Man' featured a certain Mr. James Patrick Page and the soon-to-be Led Zeppelin rhythm section, John Paul Jones and John Bonham."
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From 12/24/2015 13:17
Donovan, 1989: "All around the 'Hurdy Gurdy Man' sessions [were] Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones. A band was forming around these sessions and Led Zeppelin, I believe, looking back, was formed around 'The Hurdy Gurdy Man' sessions. So if I formed Led Zeppelin I want to call upon those boys next year, I wanna record it with them next year! OK, I started Led Zeppelin and it goes like this...OK, I STARTED LED ZEPPELIN!!!"
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From 12/24/2015 09:44
Wrong. John Paul Jones (pre-zep) plays bass along with Clem Cattini on drums and Alan Parker on guitar.
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From 06/08/2010 19:58
Led Zepellin was the backup band(except Robert Plant of course) for "Hurdy Gurdy Man"..I found that info in a "45" retail value book ( for instance, " I stand accused" by jerry butler with a picture sleeve was worth $25)It listed the value of every 45 ever made plus the people who played on the record. I can't remember the name of the book. It was in a 45 shop that only sold old original singles. The owner had it behind the counter and let me look through it.
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