Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees were announced yesterday, and lots of great performers will be recognized for their contribution to the world of music next April in Cleveland, OH. Among honorees are the Beastie Boys, Guns N’ Roses, Laura Nyro, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Donovan and The Small Faces/The Faces; there’s a lot of variety in the 2012 group.
Here at Altavoz, we are especially proud that Donovan will become part of this fabled club. In the same month next year, his song “Listen” will be part of a four-record vinyl compilation release in support of the David Lynch Foundation.
The song as described on the David Lynch Foundation Music website goes like this, “If the archetype of the aphorism could be cooed into revealing its shape, to be used as the illuminated polygon for a zero gravity cross-dimensional partner dance with your inner child, “Listen” would be at the top of the list of potential candidates. It’s a fox-trot to dreamscape jazz, that moves like a brass pendulum carving mandalas on an extraterrestrial white sand beach, while outside your apartment a light rain makes the lawn smell incredible. That classic Donovan lullaby-mystique will haunt you, waking or dreaming, this life or the next.”
Ok, so I have no idea what any of that means, but it actually is true! When you listen to “Listen”, you are taken on a mystical journey, could be back in time or even into the future….depending on your mood at that moment, the journey will be meaningful and unique.
In the video below, Donovan introduces the David Lynch Foundation Music, our partner for the physical release of Music That Changes the World, Vol. 1.