"Mellow Yellow" was Donovans's second electric album, and his second produced by Micky Most. To call the album electric is probably a little misguiding, as many tracks are almost pure acoustic recordings; but compared to Donovan first two albums these songs are arranged with a great variety of instruments. Though Donovan is covering quite many different styles ( blues, jazz, folk, classical and pop ) the album works very well as a whole; a fact that arranger John Cameron deserves credit for. His arrangement..
It's a shame that "Mellow Yellow" is only available as an obscure import, or as a two-fer with the stylistically different "Wear Your Love Like Heaven", for it remains perhaps his greatest work, eclipsed perhaps only by "Sunshine Superman" with which it shares the most similarity. Donovan was at the absolute peak of his powers in late 1966 when he went into a London studio to record the ten tracks on this album. Havingre-invented himself and pioneered a new brand of psychedelia on "Sunshine Superman", the..
Mellow Yellow. Early '67. Twas a great time to be alive--there are many fond memories here. While The Beatles' super single Penny Lane b/w Strawberry Fields Forever were whetting our appitite for Sgt. Pepper's L.H.C.B., I was digging The Supremes Sing H-D-H and the Mellow Yellow album. Mr. Leich had just come from the mountain top with his last album Sunshine Superman, only to burst on the scene with his second Mickie Most production. While some of the songs had a darker quality to them (Writer In The ..