Paint Your Face With Despair

Donovan’s Laléna, recorded in September 1968 at Olympic Studios (producer: Mickie Most, flute: Harold McNair, drums: Bobby Orr, bass: Danny Thompson and with the Royal Philharmonic strings arranged by John Cameron), was released as a single the following month with Aye My Love on the B-side.

A thing of beauty.

 

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And a little interesting outtake from 1969…

 

 

The song was also covered by Deep Purple, here from a 1969 BBC session

 

 

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