This week, EMI released two remastered Donovan albums, Mellow Yellow (1967) and Sunshine Superman (1966), on CD. Mellow Yellow (recut from the original studio tapes) comes with 10 bonus tracks. Sunshine Superman has 7 added tracks (including demos and previously unreleased tracks). A new Sony box set is due out in September, as is his autobiography, The Hurdy Gurdy Man.
And, on Nov. 19, Donovan comes to Kent (literally yards from where I now sit) as the closing night headliner for the 39th Kent State Folk Festival. Last year, I got to drive Sam Bush to Cleveland and back. Maybe I’ll get lucky this year as well. Tickets won’t be on sale for a couple of months, but you can sign up for the KSFF newsletter on their web page and you’ll be the first to know when to call.