All the world's a stage and folk legend Nick Drake--a frail, reclusive romantic whose music was sad but beautifully emancipating and who died young in 1974 in mysterious circumstances--was one of life's reluctant players. As epithets go, the lyrics to Made To Love Magic ("I was born to sail away into a land of never, not to be tied to an old stone grave") aptly convey how Nick Drake's legend continues to gather no moss, even some three decades after his lonely tranquilised farewell.
Nick Drake - Under Review è un documentario dedicato a Nick Drake, celebre cantautore FOLK inglese praticamente ignorato durante la sua breve carriera, terminata a soli 26 anni. I tre album lasciati da Nick Drake sono adesso considerati tra i migliori esempi di musica d'autore colta ed una fonte d'ispirazione per molti artisti. Troverete interviste a Ashley Hutchings dei Fairport Convention, a Dave Mattacks della Incredible String Band, a John Renbourn dei Pentangle ed a varie persone vicine all'artista.
Nick Drake died in 1974, but the cult surrounding him and the three albums released during his lifetime (Five Leaves Left, Bryter Layter, Pink Moon), keeps on growing. The only posthumous album so far to include previously unreleased material,Time Of No Reply, acts as a useful coda to the fragile charms of Nick Drake. The 14 tracks include some of Nick's home recordings ("Fly", "Mayfair", "Strange Meeting II") as well as alternative takes of songs he later re-cut ("Man In A Shed", "Thoughts Of Mary Jane").
NICK DRAKE Bryter Layter (2013 UK 9-track remastered audiophile LP pressed on 180 gram vinyl as part of the Back To Black series originally released on Island in 1970 textured picture sleeve with replica aged Island inner. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played. A fantastic format to own this essential album on)
By Nick Drake ; Gabrielle Drake ( Author ) [ Remembered for a While By Dec-2014 Hardcover