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    One of my all time favorites and his contributions to rock music are vastly under-rated, especially on this side of thevAtlantic. I don't know why his efforts got the label bubble gum music. He wrote the first psychodelic song.

    In a freewheeling, often revealing conversation, the Scottish singer-songwriter and Rock Hall inductee talks about his first big hit of the psychedelic era
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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    Donovan Leitch. Not a favorite although I have about a half dozen of his songs on my iTunes. Agree he was underappreciated here.

    "Mello Yellow" had people smoking banana peels. "Hurdy Gurdy Man" was arranged by John Paul Jones (of Led Zeppelin) and he played bass - rumors that Jimmy Page played guitar on it. "Sunshine Superman", "Catch the Wind", "Barabajagal" , backed by Jeff Beck, Ronnie Wood and Nicky Hopkins, "Jennifer Juniper", all memorable songs.
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    • #3
      One of the best and doesn't get the attention he deserves...
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      • #4
        That Sunshine Superman sure is catchy.
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        • #5
          Part 2 of the interview. Enjoy!
          The Scottish singer-songwriter and Rock Hall inductee examines some of his greatest hits including "Season of the Witch" and "There is a Mountain"
          Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
          Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
          ________________________________________

          -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
          -Goldmund Telos 440 mono amps
          -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
          -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
          -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
          -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
          -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, Phasemation PP-500 cartridges
          -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
          -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Kubala-Sosna, Audience FrontRow; Audience FrontRow, Genesis Advanced Technologies , Goldmund and Ensemble Power Cords
          -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.3+ platforms.

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