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More reissues for this EP

The Universal Soldier

Side A:

01. Universal Soldier

02. Ballad Of A Crystal Man

Side B:

03. Do You Hear Me Now

04. The War Drags On


Track 1 by Buffy Sainte-Marie, track 2 by Donovan P. Leitch, track 3 by Bert Jansch, track 4 by Mick Softley.


· Donovan: vocals, acoustic guitar and mouth harp.


Released: August 15, 1965

Recorded: Jun 1965

· Peer Music

Denmark St, London

Label: PYE NEP 24219

Country: UK

Format: vinyl EP

Producers: Terry Kennedy

Peter Eden

Geoff Stephens

Chart: #5


· Universal Soldier was written by Canadian singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie, who released it on her debut album It's My Way! in 1964. The song caught the attention of Donovan, who recorded it with a similar arrangement to the original version. This song meant a great success for Donovan's early career.

· Hickory Records released a single with the song in the US which became a great hit, charting higher than the previous single Colours. This success led Hickory Records to include the song on the US release of Donovan's second album Fairytale, replacing the cover of Bert Jansch's Oh Deed I Do.

· Ballad Of A Crystal Man is listed as The Ballad Of A Crystal Man.

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