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“Those Were the Days” was the ever-present hit. The album also includes three pretty Donovan tunes, “Lord of the Reedy River,” “Happiness Runs (Pebble and the Man)” and “Voyage of the Moon,” that highlight Hopkin’s various modes of folk-pop. “Reedy River” is somber. “Happiness” is joyous. “Voyage” flows like a river for six precious minutes. Paul McCartney produced this album with an ear towards Hopkin’s folk leanings and his own love of pre-rock pop. Gershwin’s “Someone to Watch Over Me,” and “There’s No Business Like Show Business” lean more towards McCartney’s “When I’m Sixty-Four” or “Honey Pie” than the traditional folk of “Turn Turn Turn (To Everything There Is a Season),” which Hopkin approaches as a lighter edition of Judy Collins. “The Puppy Song” is extremely cutesy, but Hopkin plays along with a giggle in her voice. Better is “The Honeymoon Song” where Hopkin works more in the way of early Marianne Faithfull. “The Game” was written and arranged by the Beatles’ producer George Martin. McCartney wrote her second single “Goodbye.” A great period piece.

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