Tuesday, May 13, 2008

by Amadeus

Amadeus (D.C. Share blog) said...
here is an album that I can't post on my blog at the moment (because it wouldn't really fit to the other psots...), but I uploeded it for someone...
so feel free to post this on your blog, that would be cool :)


Donovan "Celtia" (1990, Unreleased Album)

Celtia is an unreleased studio album from Scottish singer-songwriter Donovan. Had it been released it would most likely have appeared sometime during 1990. The music on the album was arranged by Maire Bhretnach and engineered by Dan Fitgerald..

Musicians:
• David Gilmour (guitar)
• Nigel Kennedy (violin)
• Sharon Shannon (box accordion, fiddle)
• Noël Bridgeman (congas, drums, percussion)
• Anthony Thistlewait (mandolin, slide mandolin)
• Colin Blakey (whistles, flutes)
• Eleonor McIvoy (violin, backing vocals)
• Maire Bhretnach (violin, celtic strings, backing vocals, electric violin)
• Dan Fitgerald (tambourine)
• Steeve Cooney (bass, didgeridoo, lead acoustic guitar, bass, finger picking guitar)
• Mandy Murphy (backing vocals)
• Astrella Celeste (spoken)

History:
In February 1990, Donovan entered Sulan Studios in Ireland to record tracks for what was likely intended to be his eighteenth studio album and nineteenth album overall. The songs were produced by Donovan's manager Patrick Hehir, who had recorded several of Donovan's concerts for Mellow Records throughout the 1980s. Those recordings would be released in 1990 as Rising in the UK, The Classics Live in the U.S., and 25 Years in Concert in Europe.

The songs recorded during the Celtia sessions were written at various stages throughout Donovan's life. "The Ferryman's Daughter" was originally written and recorded for Moon in Capricorn, another unreleased album whose sessions dated from 1968 and 1969. "Everlasting Sea" was reportedly written during the sessions for The Hurdy Gurdy Man and later appeared on Donovan's 1996 album Sutras. "Lover O Lover" was originally released on Donovan's 1981 album Love Is Only Feeling and later recorded and released on his 2004 album Beat Cafe.

While it is not publicly known why Celtia was not released, it has been speculated that Donovan and his manager and producer Patrick Hehir had disagreements about the running of Donovan's business affairs. Celtia was released in 2002 by Durga Records and was made available on Patrick Hehir's "Donovan's Friends" website. The album was quickly withdrawn, however, and that release of the album is now viewed as a bootleg.

01. "Watching the Sun Go Down"
02. "Moon over Clare"
03. "Glasgow Town"
04. "The Ferryman's Daughter"
05. "Ghost of Pagan Song"
06. "Where Are You Now"
07. "Living on Love"
08. "Madrigalinda"
09. "Lake Isle of Innisfree" (words by William Butler Yeats, music by Donovan)
10. "I Love You"
11. "Wahine"
12. "Down by the Harbour"
13. "Against Your Will" (Patrick Hehir, Donovan)
14. "Rock Me"
15. "Lover O Lover"
16. "Awakening Year"
17. "Everlasting Sea"

DL

14 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds interesting...thanks!!!

14 May, 2008 03:07  
Blogger ge said...

this is a super surprise, thank thee. Donovan was born this week, sign= Taurus

14 May, 2008 14:44  
Blogger xmac said...

Nice to hear some different material from Donovan
Thanks for sharing

Mac

14 May, 2008 19:31  
Anonymous Freg said...

I didn't know that this existed, and it's lovely. Thanks!

15 May, 2008 05:39  
Blogger Vlasdance said...

incredible album..
thanks for the share man..

15 May, 2008 15:43  
Blogger dweller said...

thanks

19 May, 2008 08:14  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The link id dead. Any chance of it being put up again?

11 September, 2008 04:48  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

someone please be kind and re-up this!!!??!?!??!

28 November, 2008 16:49  
Blogger clasparagus said...

Please someone reup this one!

08 February, 2009 10:13  
OpenID Karen said...

Try this. The password is 'colours'.

http://www.mediafire.com/?mnjinaytzu0

11 February, 2009 09:02  
Blogger clasparagus said...

Karen much thanks.

Clasparagus

15 February, 2009 14:42  
Blogger hannibal said...

A surprisingly good album, Moon over Clare is a highlight.

23 December, 2009 00:35  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you so much for this. i've been looking for a way to get this music for awhile. thanks again and continue to share this treasures.

peace & love
serena

22 June, 2010 11:21  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great to see a "bootleg" issued to interested fans! Sounds like fair game to me.

30 March, 2011 09:26  

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