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.
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.
2. Writer In The Sun (Album Version). 3. Sand And Foam (Album Version).
Arranged By – John Paul Jones. A2. Writer In The Sun. 4:28. Mellow Yellow (LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Ter). Mellow Yellow (LP, Album).
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.
Tracklist: 1. Mellow Yellow, 2. Writer In The Sun, 3. Sand And Foam, 4. The Observation, 5. Bleak City Woman, 6. House Of Jansch, 7. Young Girl Blues, 8. Museum, 9. Hampstead Incident, 10. Sunny South Kensington.
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- Producer – Mickie Most
- Written-By – D. Leitch*
NotesOn record labels: Manufactured and Distributed in Australia under license from Columbia Records.
Only difference between r5710421 and this seems to be NFS copyright stamp on A side label.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side 1 runout): MX151438
- Matrix / Runout (Side 1 runout): ES037-1
- Matrix / Runout (Side 2 runout): MX151439
- Matrix / Runout (Side 2 runout): ES037-2
|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|