Back in September of 1967 Donovan had performed a concert at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, which had been recorded. It had featured lots of material which would then have been unfamiliar to a US audience, the only real 'hits' present being the then-current "There Is A Mountain" and a cursory performance of "Mellow Yellow". Since that concert he had released his double album A Gift From A Flower To A Garden and gone on a much-publicised trip to India with The Beatles and Mike Love of The Beach Boys.
The recording from Anaheim was released in the summer of 1968, and In Concert became Donovan's much-welcome first live album. It turned out excellently, with a relaxed, jazzy vibe throughout which thoroughly explored the extent of Donovan's talent. Sparse instrumental support came from Tony Carr (drums & percussion), John Carr (percussion), Harold Mcnair (flute & sax), Andy Troncosco (bass) and Lorin Newkirk (piano).
A Gift From A Flower To A Garden (1967) <|> The Hurdy Gurdy Man (1968)
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