100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: 1963-1966: Season Of The Witch- Donovan. Even though Donovan has been very active over the last 50 years- he is an artist who when you think of him- you think 1960’s. In fact all of his hits came within the 1960’s- his last hit 1969. Season Of The Witch was not released as a single- which surprises me. Back in 1966 Donovan had his two biggest American hits- ‘Sunshine Superman’ #1 and ‘Mellow Yellow’ #2. ‘ Season Of The Witch’ was an album track on the Sunshine Superman album. I assumed it was also a hit single. While the song is credited to Donovan- it was disputed by his sometime collaborator Shawn Phillips who claimed authorship. Because of this dispute the song wasn’t released in the UK until 1967. Another note on the song- there were two session men who played in a number of Donovan’s sessions in the era- their contributions to the song- are unknown- those fellows were Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones- future members of a little band called Led Zeppelin.
- Song: Season Of The Witch’- Donovan
- Record Company- Epic
- Genre: Psychedelic Rock
- Written by Donovan
- Time: 4:56
- Album- Sunshine Superman
- Grade: A
- Was not released as a single.