1984 Donovan – Lady Of The Stars

Donovan 1984Lady of the Stars is the seventeenth studio album, and nineteenth album overall, by the British singer-songwriter Donovan. It was released in the UK (RCA PL 70060) and the US (Allegiance Records AV 437) in January 1984.
By 1983, Donovan’s albums were receiving little distribution in the UK and none in the US. His popularity had steadily decreased through the 1970s and early 1980s and mainstream record companies were not convinced that Donovan’s albums could generate enough record sales to warrant release. Donovan decided that to win over the record companies and reach his American and British fans, he would record new versions of both “Sunshine Superman” and “Season of the Witch” for inclusion on his next album. Both songs were released on the Sunshine Superman album in 1966 and Donovan’s Greatest Hits in 1969. The name recognition of these two songs would give the record companies marketing leverage and guarantee release.

Tracks

1  Till I See You Again (Donovan Leitch) 3:17
2  I Love You Baby (Donovan Leitch) 3:29
3  Bye Bye Girl (Donovan Leitch) 3:24
4  Sunshine Superman (Donovan Leitch) 4:06
5  Season Of The Witch (Donovan Leitch) 5:24
6  Lady Of The Stars (Donovan Leitch) 4:36
7  Every Reason (Donovan Leitch) 3:05
8  For Everybody There Is A Girl (Donovan Leitch) 4:38
9  Local Boy Chops Wood (Donovan Leitch) 3:28
10  Living For The Love Light In Your Eyes (Donovan Leitch) 3:44

Media

Musicians

1 Till I See You Again

BassWilton Felder
DrumsRayford Griffin
GuitarDonovan Leitch
GuitarPeter Carr


2 I Love You Baby

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarPeter Carr
GuitarDonovan Leitch
KeyboardsBarry Beckett
OrganBruce Robb
HarpJohn Sebastian
SaxJim Horn
Background VocalsGraham Nash


3 Bye Bye Girl

BassBob Glaub
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarDonovan Leitch
GuitarPeter Carr
KeyboardsBarry Beckett
KeyboardsBill Payne


4 Sunshine Superman

BassWilton Felder
DrumsRayford Griffin
GuitarDonovan Leitch
GuitarPeter Carr
KeyboardsJai Winding
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsGraham Nash


5 Season Of The Witch

DrumsRayford Griffin
GuitarDonovan Leitch
GuitarPeter Carr
KeyboardsJai Winding
KeyboardsBill Payne
SaxJim Horn


6 Lady Of The Stars

BassJim Strauss
DrumsMike Reed
GuitarDonovan Leitch
GuitarPeter Carr
KeyboardsBarry Beckett
KeyboardsBill Payne
Background VocalsGraham Nash

 

7 Every Reason

BassBob Glaub
DrumsRayford Griffin
GuitarDonovan Leitch
GuitarRichie Zito
KeyboardsBarry Beckett
SaxJim Horn
Background VocalsAstrella Leitch


8 For Everybody There Is A Girl

BassJim Strauss
DrumsMike Reed
GuitarDonovan Leitch
GuitarPeter Carr
GuitarDave Mason
PianoBarry Beckett
SaxJim Horn


9 Local Boy Chops Wood

BassBob Glaub
DrumsRayford Griffin
GuitarDonovan Leitch
GuitarPeter Carr
KeyboardsBarry Beckett
KeyboardsWilliam Smith
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa

Liner Notes

Producer – Jerry Wexler, Dee Robb
Producer – Dee Robb, Bruce Robb (Tracks 4, 5)

Recorded at Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles