Celeste

Album: Sunshine Superman (1966)

Songfacts®:

  • This track from Donovan's Sunshine Superman album features Cyrus Faryar of The Modern Folk Quartet on electric violin. Lyrically it finds Donovan questioning the value of the pop life. "When we made (TV film) A Boy Called Donovan, we went where we were told," the singer said to Mojo magazine June 2011. "Celeste has the line, 'Here I stand, acting like a silly clown,' The spring of success was already over and the critics were slamming me. I was beginning to question it all."

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  • Sara from Silver Spring, MdScott McKenzie of "San Francisco" fame covered this a year later and Donovan added acoustic guitar to that version.
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