Sunday, March 12, 2017

Know (Nick Drake) (LP 92)

Nick Drake Pink Moon (CD - Island, 1972) ****

Genre: Folk

Places I remember:  Fives on the Broadway in Leigh on sea.

Fab, and all the other pimply hyperboles:  Pink Moon

Gear costume: The rest. 

Active compensatory factors: Nick Drake's story is impossibly sad - a talented guy wracked by depression and self doubt. He killed himself at age 26!

Never popular at the time, his three albums have gone on to find much wider audiences since his death.

This album is pretty stark, just Nick and his guitar, but it is beautiful and haunting at the same time. One listen to Pink Moon and you'll be hooked by that amazing voice and need to find more.

Where do they all belong? Sadly, this was his last album. Best place to head to after this is a compilation like Way To Blue: An Introduction to Nick Drake.  

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