“Lalena” was released right in between two of Donovan’s bigger hits; “Hurdy Gurdy Man” (#5) and “Atlantis” (#7). It was a gentle ballad that was somewhat different from his big psychedelic folk hits.
It would be a moderarte hit during 1968, reaching number 33 on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart.
His commercial viability was coming to an end as he would only have one more top 40 hit after this string of releases.
Lalena remains a nice if somewhat forgotten song of the late 1960s.