Open Road - Dawn / Epic 1970
Donovan assembled the band Open Road with guitarist Mike Thomson, drummer John Carr and keyboardist Mike O'Neil. Shortly after the release of the album, Donovan left Open Road who continued for short period to record and release one more album in 1971 (Windy Daze).
Though the album has only one (minor) hit-single it actually sold quite well, especially in the US. There is a nice relaxed and organic feel to most songs, though only a few of them are likely to stick with you, unless, of course, unless, of course, you consciously wish to remember them. Some songs have a certain kinship with the earlier Donovan songs; for example, "Clare Clairvoyant" which may lead your thoughts towards "Season of the Witch" and the almost Syd Barrett-like "Curry Land" towards "Lalena".
The strongest songs (my favorites) are the catchy and rocking "Changes". The melodic, classic Donovan songs "Season of Farewell" and "Like We Used to", besides the fine finishing number "New Year's Resolution." I recently repurchased the album on CD and it's actually much better than I remembered it.
I will now try to look for the sequel "HMS Donovan" which allegedly may be difficult to find - perhaps because it was exclusively released on the company Dawn