Mellow Yellow is the fourth album from British singer-songwriter Donovan
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Mellow Yellow is the fourth album from British singer-songwriter Donovan. It was released in the US in March 1967 (Epic Records LN 24239 (monaural), BN 26239 (rechanneled stereo), but not released in the UK because of a continuing contractual dispute that also prevented Sunshine Superman from a UK release. In June 1967, a cross-section of both albums was released as Sunshine Superman (Pye Records NPL 18181) in the UK. "Mellow Yellow" was the name of Donovan's hit single released the previous November.
Produced by Mickie Most. Mellow Yellow Lyrics. I'm just mad about Saffron Saffron's mad about me I'm just mad about Saffron She's just mad about me. They call me mellow yellow (Quite rightly) They call me mellow yellow (Quite rightly) They call me mellow yellow. I'm just mad about Fourteen Fourteen's mad about me I'm just mad about Fourteen She's just mad about me. Quite a few things. Being mellow, laid-back, chilled out. ‘They call me Mellow Yellow, I’m the guy who can calm you down. Lennon and I used to look in the back of newspapers and pull out funny things and they’d end up in songs. So it’s about being cool, laid-back, and also the electrical bananas that were appearing on the scene – which were ladies vibrators. Mellow Yellow" Track Info.
2. Writer in the Sun (Album Version). 3. Sand and Foam (Album Version). 7. Young Girl Blues (Album Version). 8. Museum (Album Version). 9. Hampstead Incident (Album Version) 10. Sunny South Kensington. Two days after the release of MELLOW YELLOW, Donovan joined an all-star chorus for the live international broadcast of The Beatles' All You Need Is Love from Abbey Road on the Our World BBC television special. The all-star chorus included The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Marianne Faithful, Keith Moon, and Graham Nash among others.
Album: Mellow Yellow (1966). Charted: 8 2. Get the Sheet Music License This Song. Donovan set out to capture the mellow vibe of the '60s with this song, adding what he called "cool, groovy phrases. These phrases were interpreted in ways he never imagined, as people came up with lots of ideas as to what the song meant. Most of these interpretations concerned drugs, but there were even rumors that the song was about abortion. There is certainly a drug influence on this song, but it's about much more than that.
Arranged By – John Paul Jones. A2. Writer In The Sun. 4:28. Mellow Yellow (LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Ter). Mellow Yellow (LP, Album).
It was, as one could rightly guess, a by-product of the late-1966 hit title track, but the songs dated back in some instances as much as a year, to a point prior to Donovan's having made the leap from folk to pop artist. Mellow Yellow" itself was cut after "Sunshine Superman" and boasted one of the earliest arrangements by John Paul Jones to achieve international recognition (although not without some resistance from Donovan himself), with its broad, biting brass sound.
Psychedelic Rock Donovan. Album Name Mellow Yellow. Released date March 1967. Labels Sony Music EMI Records Epic Records. Recorded at Lansdowne Studios. Music StylePsychedelic Rock. Members owning this album3. 2. Sand and Foam.
This album has an average beat per minute of 108 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 62/172 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Mellow Yellow. BPM Profile Mellow Yellow. Album starts at 106BPM, ends at BPM (-106), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Donovan.
|A2||Writer In The Sun||4:28|
|A3||Sand And Foam||3:17|
|A5||Bleak City Woman||2:22|
|B1||House Of Jansch||2:42|
|B2||Young Girl Blues||3:45|
|B5||Sunny South Kensington||3:48|
- Written-By – D. Leitch*
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Rights Society: GEMA
|LN 24239||Donovan||Mellow Yellow (LP, Album, Mono)||Epic||LN 24239||US||1967|
|ELPS 3546||Donovan||Mellow Yellow (LP, Album)||Epic||ELPS 3546||Australia||1967|
|LET 10184||Donovan||Mellow Yellow (Cass, Album, Ltd, RE)||Epic||LET 10184||US||Unknown|
|LE 10184||Donovan||Mellow Yellow (LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Ter)||Columbia Limited Edition||LE 10184||US||1971|
|BN S-26239||Donovan||Mellow Yellow (LP, Album)||Epic||BN S-26239||Netherlands||1967|
- Written-By – D. Leitch*
|5-10098||Donovan||Mellow Yellow (7", Single, Mono, San)||Epic||5-10098||US||1966|
|5-10098-S||Donovan||Mellow Yellow (7", Single)||Epic||5-10098-S||Sweden||1966|
|none||Donovan||Mellow Yellow (7", RE)||Quei Favolosi Anni '60 - Peace & Love||none||Italy||1999|
|5-10098||Donovan||Mellow Yellow (7", Single, Mono, Pit)||Epic||5-10098||US||1966|
|5-10098||Donovan||Mellow Yellow (7", Single)||Epic||5-10098||France||1966|
Title: Mellow Yellow
Date of release: 1967
Style: Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Size MP3: 1741 mb
Size FLAC: 1389 mb
Rating: 4.5 / 5
Other Formats: DXD AC3 AIFF MP4 AA DTS AUD