Album Info

RELEASE
LABEL
Collectors' Choice Music
GENRES
Pop/Rock, British Invasion, Psychedelic, British Folk, Psychedelic Pop, Folk-Rock, British Psychedelia

Album Review

Rock music's first two-LP box set, A Gift from a Flower to a Garden overcomes its original shortcomings and stands out as a prime artifact of the flower-power era that produced it. The music still seems a bit fey, and overall more spacy than the average Moody Blues album of this era, but the sheer range of subjects and influences make this a surprisingly rewarding work. Essentially two albums recorded simultaneously in the summer of 1967, the electric tracks include Jack Bruce among the session players. The acoustic tracks represent an attempt by Donovan to get back to his old sound and depart from the heavily electric singles ("Sunshine Superman," etc.) and albums he'd been doing -- it is folkier and bluesier (in an English folk sense) than much of his recent work.
Bruce Eder, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Wear Your Love Like Heavenhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=327440815&id=327440814
  2. Mad John's Escapehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=327440816&id=327440814
  3. Skip-A-Long Samhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=327440817&id=327440814
  4. Sunhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=327440818&id=327440814
  5. There Was a Timehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=327440819&id=327440814
  6. Oh Goshhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=327440820&id=327440814
  7. Little Boy in Corduroyhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=327440821&id=327440814
  8. Under the Greenwood Treehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=327440822&id=327440814
  9. The Land of Doesn't Have to Behttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=327440823&id=327440814
  10. Someone Singinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/a-gift-from-a-flower-to-a-garden/id327440814?uo=5
  11. Song of the Naturalist's Wifehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=327440825&id=327440814
  12. The Enchanted Gypsyhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=327440826&id=327440814
  13. Voyage into the Golden Screenhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=327440827&id=327440814
  14. Isle of Islayhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=327440828&id=327440814
  15. The Mandolin Man and His Secrethttp://itunes.apple.com/album/a-gift-from-a-flower-to-a-garden/id327440814?uo=5
  16. Lay of the Last Tinkerhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=327440830&id=327440814
  17. The Tinker and the Crabhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/a-gift-from-a-flower-to-a-garden/id327440814?uo=5
  18. Widow With Shawl (A Portrait)http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=327440832&id=327440814
  19. The Lullaby of Springhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=327440833&id=327440814
  20. The Magpiehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=327440834&id=327440814
  21. Starfish-On-The-Toasthttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=327440835&id=327440814
  22. Epistle to Derrollhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=327440836&id=327440814
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