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Remember The Alamo/Ballad Of A Crystal Man

Side A:

Remember The Alamo

Side B:
Ballad Of A Crystal Man


Track 1 by Jane Bowers, track 2 by Donovan P. Leitch.

Out of the album:

· What's Bin Did And What's Bin Hid


· Donovan: vocals, acoustic guitar and mouth harp.

· Brian 'Liquorice' Locking: bass on track 1.

· Skip Alan: drums on track 1.


· Donovan recorded Remember The Alamo with a mix of the lyrics from the previous recordings by The Kingston Trio and Tex Ritter.

· Donovan had never visited the US but he was very interested in the American folk tradition. He removed the backing vocals and the militar atmosphere, and recorded the song only with his acoustic guitar.

· By 1966 the legal battles between his first record label, PYE Records, and his new label, Epic Records, were constant. During this time PYE Records released Josie as a single (without Donovan's consent) that failed to chart. Just two months after that, PYE Records released the Remember The Alamo single. It was quickly withdrawn from the market due to the contractual problems, and never charted.

Released: April 1966

Recorded: Mar/Jun 1965

· Peer Music

Denmark St, London

Label: PYE 7N 17088

Country: UK

Format: vinyl single

Producers: Terry Kennedy

Peter Eden

Geoff Stephens

Chart: never charted

Alternate Dutch cover

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