5-7-08 Donovan – “Epistle to Dippy”
EPISTLE TO DIPPY / PREACHIN' LOVE EPIC US 5-10127 1967 2 TRKS no picture sleeve; both stock and promo copies
No doubt about it, my favorite 45 of 1967! The B-Side is good, but somewhat inconsequential. I was always amazed that the version of “Epistle to Dippy” is different (a re-recording?) on his “Greatest Hits” LP (a key change was added!). And that it was never on a proper Donovan LP, at the time. And that it’s as groovy as The Beatles or The Rolling Stones in 1967.
I recently read Don’s autobiography – “Dippy” is actually a specific person! “Epistle to Dippy” = “A Letter to Dippy”. Elevator in the brain hotel!
Harpsichord! Is that a John Cameron arrangement? Is Harold McNair in there? Or is it a John Paul Jones string arrangement? There aren’t exactly a ton of credits on this 45!
Shock! Horror! It doesn’t appear that I have ever written a specific blog on Donovan before! Oh, gosh! I love his stuff!
LP 7-TEASE EPIC
LP BARABAJAGAL EPIC
LP COSMIC WHEELS EPIC UK EPC 65450 1973 10 TRKS single-sleeve cover (
LP DONOVAN EMI/RAK
LP DONOVAN IN CONCERT PYE
LP DONOVAN'S GREATEST HITS EPIC
LP ESSENCE TO ESSENCE EPIC
LP FAIRYTALE PYE
LP FOR LITTLE ONES EPIC
LPx2 GIFT FROM A FLOWER TO A GARDEN, A EPIC
LPx2 H.M.S. DONOVAN DAWN
LP HURDY GURDY MAN EPIC NL BN 26420 1968 13 TRKS
LP LIVE IN JAPAN: SPRING TOUR 1973 EPIC/SONY JPN ECPM 25 1973 14 TRKS Live, inserts
LP MELLOW YELLOW EPIC US BN 26239 1967 10 TRKS stereo
LP OPEN ROAD EPIC US E 30125 1970 12 TRKS
LP SLOW DOWN WORLD EPIC US PE 33945 1976 9 TRKS promo
LP SUNSHINE SUPERMAN (
LP SUNSHINE SUPERMAN (US) EPIC
LP WEAR YOUR LOVE LIKE HEAVEN EPIC
LP WHAT'S BIN DID AND WHAT'S BIN HID PYE UK NPL 18117 1965 12 TRKS mono