Catch the Wind

For other uses, see Catch the Wind (disambiguation).
"Catch the Wind"
Single by Donovan
from the album What's Bin Did and What's Bin Hid
B-side "Why Do You Treat Me Like You Do?"
Released March 12, 1965 (UK)
1965 (US)
Format 7"
Recorded March 1965
Genre Folk
Length 2:21 (Side A)
2:57 (Side B)
Label Pye 7N15801 (UK)
Hickory 45-1309 (US)
Writer(s) Donovan
Producer(s) Terry Kennedy, Peter Eden, Geoff Stephens
Donovan singles chronology
"Catch the Wind"

"Catch the Wind" is a song written and recorded by British singer-songwriter Donovan. It was released as a single in the United Kingdom on March 12, 1965 through Pye Records (Pye 7N 15801) and a few months later in the United States through Hickory Records (Hickory 45-1309). The single was backed with "Why Do You Treat Me Like You Do?" on both the United Kingdom and United States releases. The melody of the song was influenced by "Chimes of Freedom" by Bob Dylan.

"Catch the Wind" was the first release by Donovan. It reached No.4 in the United Kingdom singles chart and No.23 in the United States Billboard Hot 100.[1] The single version featured Donovan's vocals with echo and a string section. The song was re-recorded for Donovan's first album What's Bin Did and What's Bin Hid, without the vocal echo and strings and with a harmonica solo added.

When Epic Records was compiling Donovan's Greatest Hits in 1968, the label was either unable or unwilling to secure the rights to the original recordings of "Catch the Wind" and Donovan's follow-up single, "Colours". Donovan re-recorded both songs for the album, with a full backing band including Big Jim Sullivan playing guitar and Mickie Most producing.

Cover versions

Miscellaneous uses in the media


  1. Daffyd Rees and Luke Crampton, Rock Stars Encyclopedia (New York: DK Publishing, Inc., 1999), 309.
  2. We Five, "Catch the Wind" single release Retrieved July 12, 2014
  3. "Recording: Catch the Wind - Buck Owens". Second Hand Songs. Retrieved 2012-01-05.
  4. "Catch the Wind / Hurdy Gurdy Man - Eartha Kitt". Retrieved 2012-01-05.
  5. "The Susanna Hoffs Discography"
  6. "Rainer May - Geh und fang den Wind (Catch The Wind)". YouTube. 2010-01-28. Retrieved 2012-01-05.

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