TitleAuthor
Essence To EssenceDonovan
CatalogueEpic Records S EPC 69050
Epic Abkco Records KE 32800(USA)
Epic/Rewind 489443 2(January26th 1998)
Release DateNovember or December 1973
Recording DateBetween September 1 - October 13,1973
Recording LocationMorgan Studios (England)
ProducerAndrew Oldham
Recording EngineerBill Lobb
David Harris(Assistant)
Mike Bobak(Assistant)
Arrangement
Mixing Date
Mixing LocationSyncron(Connecticut)
Olympic(London)
Mixing Engineer
Mastering Location
Mastering Engineer
Cutting Engineer
Project Coordinator
Orchestration
'Pop Arts Strings And Horns'
David Katz
Private ChefNigel Ford
Management
Cover Art CreditsTony Evans(Photo)
John Kosh & Donovan(Design,AD)
TunesWriterTime LengthCopyright
1.Operating Manual For Spaceship EarthDonovan Leitch3:28Abkco Music Inc.BMI
2.Lazy DazeDonovan Leitch4:43Abkco Music Inc.BMI
3.Life Goes OnDonovan Leitch2:37Abkco Music Inc.BMI
4.There Is An OceanDonovan Leitch4:49Abkco Music Inc.BMI
5.The Dignity Of ManDonovan Leitch5:19Abkco Music Inc.BMI
6.Yellow StarDonovan Leitch3:07Abkco Music Inc.BMI
7.the Divine Daze Of Deathless DelightDonovan Leitch4:00Abkco Music Inc.BMI
8.Boy For Every GirlDonovan Leitch4:15Abkco Music Inc.BMI
9.Saint Valentines AngelDonovan Leitch3:57Abkco Music Inc.BMI
10.Life Is A Merry-Go-RoundDonovan Leitch3:13Abkco Music Inc.BMI
11.Sailing HomewardDonovan Leitch2:56Abkco Music Inc.BMI
A-side=1-5/B-side=6-11
Musicians
1. Operating Manual For Spaceship Earth(Donovan Leitch)
Jim Gordon;Drums,Percussion
Carl Radle;Bass
Paul Ossola;Bass
Peter Frampton;Electric Guitar
Donovan;Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Nicky Hopkins;Electric Piano
2. Lazy Daze(Donovan Leitch)
Jim Gordon;Drums,Percussion
Carl Radle;Bass
Peter Frampton;Electric Guitar
Jack Emblow;Accordion
Nicky Hopkins;Piano
Donovan;Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Harmonica
Bobby Whitlock;Vocals,Organ
3. Life Goes On(Donovan Leitch)
Jim Gordon;Drums,Percussion,Congas
Carl Radle;Bass
Peter Frampton;Electric Guitar
Nicky Hopkins;Piano
Andrew Powell;Strings
4. There Is An Ocean(Donovan Leitch)
Danny Thompson;Bass Fiddle
Jack Emblow;Accordion
Donovan;Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
5. The Dignity Of Man(Donovan Leitch)
Donovan;Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Ray Cooper;Percussion
Russell Kunkel;Drums,Percussion
Andrew Powell;Strings
Danny Kortchmar;Electric Guitar
Leland Sklar;Bass
Craig Doerge;Piano
6. Yellow Star(Donovan Leitch)
Donovan;Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Jean Roussel;Clavinet
Jim Gordon;Percussion
Alan Spenner;Bass
Denny Seiwell;Drums
Henry McCullough;Lead Guitar
7. The Devine Daze of Deathless Delight(Donovan Leitch)
Bruce Rowland;Drums,Percussion
Paul Ossola;Bass
Neil Hubbard;Electric Guitar
Doug Schlink;Electric Guitar
Nicky Harrison;Strings
Simon Jeffs;Koto
Ray Cooper;Percussion
Donovan;Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Chris Nicholls;Bass Flute
8. Boy For Every Girl(Donovan Leitch)
Danny Kortchmar;Dobro Guitar
Leland Sklar;Bass
Russell Kunkel;Drums
Craig Doerge;Piano,Harpsichord
Donovan;Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Ray Cooper;Percussion
Andrew Powell;Strings,Horns
Steve Marriott;Lead Guitar
The Scratch Band;Backup Vocals
9. Saint Valentines Angel(Donovan Leitch)
Denny Seiwell;Drums
Paul Ossola;Bass
Doug Schlink;Electric Guitar
Donovan;Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Neil Hubbard;Acoustic Guitar
Henry McCullough;Lead Guitar
Del Newman;Strings
Jean Roussel;Piano
10. Life Is A Merry-Go-Round(Donovan Leitch)
Donovan;Vocals,Acoustic Guitar
Danny Kortchmar;Electric Guitar
Leland Sklar;Bass
Russell Kunkel;Drums,Conga
Craig Doerge;Piano
Jim Gordon;Tabla
Andrew Powell;Gemshorn
11. Sailing Homeward(Donovan Leitch)
Donovan;Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Carol King;Piano
Tom Scott;Woodwinds
Andrew Powell;Strings
Coments
Humble apprecation to all my brothers in music who played on these songs.
Courtesy
Carl Radle appears with love from Shelter Records
Peter Frampton appears with love from A&M Records
Steve Marriott appears with love from Shelter Records
Carol King appears with love from ODE Records
Tom Scott appears with love from ODE Records
Daniel Kortchmar appears with love from Warner Bros. Records
Russell W. Kunkel appears with love from Warner Bros. Records
Craig W. Doerge appears with love from Columbia Records
Nicky Hopkins appears with love from Columbia Records
Neil Hubbard appears with love from Shelter Records
Alan Spanner appears with love from Shelter Records
Bruce Rowland appears with love from Shelter Records
Leland Bruce Sklar appears with love from Warner Bros. Records
Bobby Whitlock appears with love from Jimmy Miller Production/ABC Dunhill Records