The song is on Donovan’s 1966 album Sunshine Superman.
Donovan, Shawn Phillips (uncredited)
Donovan and John Mellencamp:
According to Donovan, he and Shawn Phillips wanted a “rock-combo sound” for the song and chose some local musicians from clubs in the LA/Hollywood area where the song was recorded.
In a retrospective song review for AllMusic, Lindsay Planer commented: “Few songs so perfectly reflect the dawn of the psychedelic pop era as aptly as Donovan’s Season of the Witch … Both lyrically as well as musically, the languid and trippy contents project a dark foreboding atmosphere [and] a sort of sinister tale of paranoia and the paranormal”.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Season_of_the_Witch_(song)
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