Donovan, David Lynch and Riki Tiki Tavi!

by Chris Murray on May 7, 2020

Leave it to Donovan to release the best album of these times, Eco-Song, a compilation of 21 tunes written and recorded by Donovan with the theme of climate change and the environment.  Starting with his smash hit “Riki Tiki Tavi” in 1970, and with songs from all of the last five decades, there is not another major musical artist with such a commitment to our environment in his songs.

Eco-Song is presented with his wife Linda and is dedicated as a tribute to Greta Thunberg, “to raise awareness of climate change.”  Among my favorites are “Slow Down World,” “No Hunger,” and “Diggin The Future Now.” You can go to Donovan’s website and listen to samples of each song on the album, as well as his lyrics. This album could not be more timely.

Eco-Song Album Cover by Donovan & Linda.

Last week The Sunday Times published a story about Donovan and his dear friend and collaborator, the filmmaker and artist David Lynch. They are raising funds together to offer meditation classes to frontline Covid-19 workers who develop PTSD during the pandemic. Donovan said that “Meditation helps manage deep trauma.” Here is a link to that story.

David Lynch and Donovan.

Sunday, May 10th, is Donovan’s birthday! What an amazing year it has been for Donovan, with the release of three albums: Jump In The Line: A Tribute to Harry Belafonte, Joolz Jones & The Jukes: Blues Tribute to Brain Jones, produced by Donovan, and the just-released Eco-Song. Donovan was also honored by Lana Del Ray’s cover of his classic “Season of the Witch” which has over 3 million views on YouTube, as well as The Raconteurs covering “Hey Gyp” as the first single on their latest album. Happy Birthday, Donovan…and more to come for our Sunshine Superman!

Donovan’s Sapphographs are available through Govinda Gallery.

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1 response to “Donovan, David Lynch and Riki Tiki Tavi!”

  1. says:

    Hi! This post couldn’t be written any better!
    Reading through this post reminds me of my good old room mate!

    He always kept talking about this. I will forward this write-up to him.
    Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thank you
    for sharing!

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