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Cover Versions (yes more!)

Been meaning to do this for a while now, so here goes. I have got together all the covers I own of Donovans classic, “The Season of the Witch”.
I only have 4 to hand, I know there’s more and will endeavor to find them, but for now, here you go!

First up quite a well known version by Brian Auger & Julie Driscoll. Taken from their 1967 album “Open”.   
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Next up is Sam Gopals version from 1968. Taken from his album, “Escalator”, it features vocals from non-other than Lemmy, before he joined Hawkwind.
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This next one I can’t really say much about, simply because I can’t find much info on the band. They are The Aliens, not to be confused with the Beta Band spin off group, these guys were around in the 60’s. Sorry there not much to say, but enjoy.
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Finally we have a version by the prog/kraut rock band, Coupla Prog. Their version was recorded in 1970 and released on the 1972 album  “Death Is A Gambler”. This is a proper prog, freak out version, clocking in at over 13 minutes long.
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5 Responses to “Cover Versions (yes more!)”

  1. Got to give honourable mention to the Afro Art version from 1999. Ashley Beedle production with a Kenny Dope Remix. Dopeness galore!

    http://www.discogs.com/Jenny-Devivo-Season-Of-The-Witch/release/60084

  2. The Aliens were a local band in Norfolk, VA and this version was recorded in 1968. They had a lineup not unlike Jefferson Airplane with three lead singers up front, two guitars, bass, drums and organ. The bassist, Doug Cowart was 14 when this was recorded.

  3. Very nice post, thanks. As is my wont on my own blog, I’ve just put up ten versions of the song, including Sam Gopal’s.

    http://shellgrowback.blogspot.com/2009/10/multiple-mondays-season-of-witch.html

    If you have a chance to reup the Aliens’ version, that’d be great, as I can’t seem to find it anywhere else at all.


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