Pied Piper

Pied Piper

by Donovan



Baby boomers may know him for '60s psychedelic hits such as "Mellow Yellow" and "The Hurdy Gurdy Man," but with Pied Piper, Scottish singer Donovan proves himself a "Sunshine Superman" for their kids as well. As long on charm and tunefulness as he is in the tooth, Donovan retains a boyish enthusiasm, whether he's revisiting songs from his catalogue -- "I Love My Shirt, the fiddle-tinged "Colours," and the bouncy "Little Boy in Corduroy" -- or crooning new ones. Throughout, the irresistible, folksy arrangements -- woven of his acoustic guitar playing with strings, fiddle, banjos, harmonica, and a children's choir -- complement his jaunty melodies. New numbers include the story-song "Jackie Beanstock" and "People Call Me the Pied Piper," which features his grandchildren on harmony vocals. On the latter, Donovan sings, "All the children in the world, brown and white and boy and girl/Know the secret meaning to my song," and his words ring true. Kids of all ages will have no trouble following this charismatic Pied Piper.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/19/2002
Label: Music Little People
UPC: 0081227829025
catalogNumber: 78290

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Donovan   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Máire Breatnach   Fiddle,Strings
Pat Crowley   Piano,Accordion,Keyboards
Dana Rath   Mandolin
Jim Rothermel   Harmonica,Recorder,Alto Saxophone
Mick Daly   Banjo
Tina Malia   Vocals
Aine Whelan   Vocals
Rebecca Hale   Vocals
Bernie Steinberg   Vocals
Sudhananda   Multi Instruments
Carrie Brandon   Vocals
Robbie Overson   Electric Guitar
Danny Byrt   Drums
Noel Barrett   Bass
Paul Seymour   Keyboards
Michael Bennett   Vocals

Technical Credits

Donovan   Arranger
Máire Breatnach   String Arrangements
Dan Fitzgerald   Producer,Engineer
Leib Ostrow   Producer
John Alevizakis   Engineer
Becky Wagley   Art Direction
Toni Pawlowsky   Cover Illustration
Sudhananda   Arranger
Danny Byrt   Contributor

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