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Island of Circles is a tribute album to singer-songwriter Donovan that was released on June 26, 1992 by Nettwerk.[1] The title song "Island of Circles" is provided by Donovan himself. Along with Donovan's contemporaneous box set collection Troubadour: The Definitive Collection 1964–1976, the album contributed to a resurgence of interest in Donovan's music in the early 1990s, after he had been deemed unfashionable and out of step with changing musical tastes in the 1970s.[2]

Island of Circles
Donovan-Island of Circles.jpg
Studio album by
Various artists
ReleasedJune 26, 1992
Recorded1992
GenreRock
Length62:53
LabelNettwerk
ProducerDenis Bov, Change of Heart, Count Mink, Sir Elmo, Lou Giordano, Orman Joban, Kevin Kane, Kramer, John Leckie, Ken "Hi-Watt" Marshall, The Posies, Greg Reely, Rudy Tambala, Conrad Uno, Steven Wilson, Windwalker, The Young Fresh Fellows
Donovan chronology
Colours
(1991)
Island of Circles
(1992)
Troubadour: The Definitive Collection 1964-1976
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars link link2

Sarah McLachlan's version of "Wear Your Love Like Heaven" was also included as a bonus track on some, but not all, editions of her 1991 album Solace.

The song "Island of Circles" was recorded again for the 2004 Donovan album Brother Sun, Sister Moon.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Island of Circles" – Donovan
  2. "Hurdy Gurdy Man" – Brix E. Smith and Nigel Kennedy – 5:50
  3. "Epistle to Dippy" – Hypnolovewheel – 3:57
  4. "Sunshine Superman" – Spirit of the West – 3:43
  5. "The Fat Angel" – Windwalker – 7:51
  6. "Mad John's Escape" – Young Fresh Fellows – 2:12
  7. "Laléna" – Papa Sprain and Butterfly Child – 5:30
  8. "Wear Your Love Like Heaven" – Sarah McLachlan – 3:21
  9. "Armageddon" – Julian Jones – 3:25
  10. "The River Song" – Posies – 3:22
  11. "Changes" – Black Sox – 3:13
  12. "Turquoise" – No-Man – 5:58
  13. "Colours" – Superconductor – 3:03
  14. "Barabajagal" – Chocolate Factory – 4:39
  15. "Black Widow" – Change of Heart – 4:27
  16. "The Natural High is the Best High in the World (Riki Tiki Tavi)" – When People Were Shorter and Lived Near the Water – 2:22

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Donovan reborn: 60s flower child on fast track to 90s celebrity". The Province, June 4, 1992.
  2. ^ "Remember Donovan?". The Province, March 2, 1993.