NICK DRAKE Though Nick Drake only recorded three albums for Joe Boyd's seminal Witchseason production company released on the Island label (though Joe sold Witchseason by the third LP, devastating Nick as Joe left for America)... Nick's three albums are as amazingly creative and solid a catalog as any artist could even rise to. I have been reading the book included in the Fruit Tree Box set (highly recommended) if only for the DVD documentary and the book included, along with three solid days of Nick three seminal works. In order, song by song, lyric by lyric... Whether you listen via youtube, CD, or vinyl, let the music take you to a purely English songwriter's creations; and if this is your first really serious immersion into Nick Drake, jump in and let the music rush over you (my Island vinyl are reissues, but must-haves nonetheless). Reading the book, listening to the LPs, and following the lyrics included, song by song, as I've said in another thread, (even after listening to Nick's LPs for decades), for some reason, this time round it has been like a pilgrimage and religious experience. Maybe because previously I've always listened to Nick to whatever, in no particular order, whenever. This time was it serious exploration, over a 72 hours time frame, song by song, album by album. I can't think of another trilogy of albums that are as deeply cutting, heartbreaking, and honest an autobiographical music excursion -- just wonderful , and heartbreakingly beautiful. Lets get started. PS. Later on we will explore his unreleased treasury of songs...especially his last five recorded songs, that were meant for a forth album that was sadly never realized.