This song like any other entered my prepubescent teen hood like they all do, but none other besides ‘Catch the Wind‘ was as powerful on my psyche or upon how I should orientate myself like ‘Catch The Wind‘. I wrote in my article ‘The Wonder Years and ‘Catch The Wind’’ how this song led me to getting into Dylan by accident.
I just want to declare outright that I think this is one of the greatest songs every written. But, it is hardly heard commercially or in any place for that matter. It seems almost sacrilegious how this song isn’t mainstream. I will never understand that. There is also scant written about it in wikipedia.
Donovan, I suppose is the only person who can write about how he did it. And if anyone can contribute about how Donovan did it; I am all ears.
If I had to pick out of all songs on earth to show an extraterrestrial being, what ‘song’ means to us homo-sapiens ‘Catch The Wind’ is what I would probably go with.