Live in Japan: Spring Tour 1973

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Live in Japan – Spring Tour 1973
Live album by Donovan
Released 1973
Recorded March 25, 1973 to
March 26, 1973
Genre folk
Length 45:23
Label Epic
Donovan chronology
Cosmic Wheels
(1973)
Live in Japan: Spring Tour 1973
(1973)
Essence to Essence
(1973)

Live in Japan – Spring Tour 1973 is the twelfth album from British singer-songwriter Donovan. It was only released in Japan (Epic ECPM 25) in 1973. The album has never been released in either the United States or the United Kingdom.

History[edit]

The tracks on Live in Japan – Spring Tour 1973 were recorded at Donovan's March 25, 1973 and March 26, 1973 shows in Osaka. Around the time of this concert, Donovan released Cosmic Wheels, and had started recording Essence to Essence. With the exception of "Hurdy Gurdy Man", the songs on this set largely avoid Donovan's chart hits of the 1960s in favor of more obscure and even unreleased songs.

The recordings of "Sadness" and "Universal Soldier" were also included in the album 1990 album Rising.[1]

Album origins of tracks[edit]

The following is a list explaining the original releases of each song. Tracks that were previously unreleased are noted with *, followed by explanations of their origin.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Donovan Leitch, except where noted.

Original album[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Hurdy Gurdy Man" – 3:17
  2. "Only the Blues" – 3:20
  3. "Sadness" – 3:04
  4. "A Working Man" – 3:07
  5. "Your Broken Heart" – 3:42
  6. "Universal Soldier" (Buffy Sainte-Marie) – 2:48
  7. "The Dignity of Man" – 4:45

Side two[edit]

  1. "Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness)" – 2:26
  2. "Tinker Tune" – 2:47
  3. "Living for the Love Light" – 2:53
  4. "Josie" – 3:21
  5. "Sailing Homeward" – 3:23
  6. "The Ferryman's Daughter" – 2:38
  7. "Life Is a Merry-Go-Round" – 3:52

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rising". Donovan Unofficial. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 

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