Wear Your Love Like Heaven

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"Wear Your Love Like Heaven"
Single by Donovan
from the album A Gift from a Flower to a Garden
B-side "Oh, Gosh!"
Released Dec 1967
Format 7" single
Genre Psychedelic pop
Label Epic 5-10253
Writer(s) Donovan Leitch
Producer(s) Mickie Most
Donovan USA chronology
"There is a Mountain"
(1967)
"Wear Your Love Like Heaven"
(1967)
"Jennifer Juniper"
(1968)
Music sample
Prussian blue
Alizarin crimson

"Wear Your Love Like Heaven" is a song and US single by British singer/songwriter Donovan, released in 1967. It became the opening title of his double album A Gift from a Flower to a Garden. Chart position: No.23 (USA).

The song mentions several dye and pigment colours: Prussian blue, Scarlet, Crimson, Havana lake, Rose carmethene and Alizarin crimson. Lefranc's Linel[1] line of gouache paints includes Prussian blue and alizarin crimson as well as Havana lake, a deep red-brown similar to bistre, and Carthamus pink (French: Rose carthame), a bright red similar to vermilion. The latter two color names are only used in the Linel gouache line.[2]

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Appearances in other media[edit]

The song was featured in the Eau De Love (by Menley and James) fragrance commercial in the early 1970s that featured Ali MacGraw.

It was featured in Season 13 The Simpsons episode "Weekend at Burnsie's" where Homer Simpson (after he smokes medicinal marijuana) gets ready for work and pictures his world as a psychedelic wonderland.

It was also recorded by Richie Havens on his anthology release, Richard P. Havens, 1983.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lefranc & Bourgeois - LINEL artist's gouache". 
  2. ^ "Art-Paints.com". Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Sentimental Eartha - Eartha Kitt". Earthakittfanclub.com. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 

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