Nick Drake Appreciation - Album By Album & All Things Nick Drake*

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by lemonade kid, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. overdrivethree

    overdrivethree Forum Resident

    The Record Store Day pressing of the US “Nick Drake” comp is quite nice indeed. It tided me over until I got the new vinyl issues of FLL and BL. I still spin it since it happens to have my absolute favorite tracks from those two albums. It sounds fantastic as well.
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  2. Leviethan

    Leviethan Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
    My first exposure to Nick Drake was nearly twenty years ago. I was with a lady friend and we had just become more than friends. Afterward she put on Pink Moon. I immediately forgot where I was and what I’d been doing. Totally transcendent experience. Not a week has passed since then that I haven’t listen listened to Nick Drake. It’s sacred music for me.
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  3. Sckott

    Sckott Hand Tighten Only.

    Sagamore Beach, Ma
    My first in was this silly thing; The Volkswagon commercial.

    Oh, is that the guy with the ridiculously overpriced records?
    What struck me is the fact his strings were obviously old and dead sounding. A real nice effect.

    Then I found an Antilles US copy of Leaves for $4 at a flea market. Since then, bought the Japanese and UK Boxes, etc - Watched the documentary.

    I believe Leaves and Pink should be on the single digit must-listen lists next to Miles.
  4. pianoman

    pianoman Active Member

    I think I agree - no matter how good the original tapes are for these demos and rarities - they aren't going to magically sound as good as the album material. I also tend to go towards "Time Of No Reply" when wanting other versions - a beautiful collection it itself!
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  5. Sear

    Sear Forum Resident

    Tarragona (Spain)
    Finally I bought the FLF 2013 reissue LP . I'm very happy with it
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  6. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Nick Drake have any affinity with Marc Bolan ?
  7. Beatlebug

    Beatlebug Another box set won't do any harm

    Garswood, UK
    Good to see Five Leaves Left getting a mention, albeit brief, in the book which accompanies the deluxe version of the new Beatles Abbey Road set.

    In a nutshell the comment is that Nick's debut LP was released around the same time as Abbey Road and came in a gatefold sleeve, unlike Abbey Road itself.
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  8. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Was disappointed with the AR cover in 1969, and lack of extras like TW&Pepper before it.They made up with Let It Be, pity about the music though.
  9. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    A few questions.

    Nick before he died lived in a barge in Paris for two weeks.

    Island records gave him money prior to recording Pink Moon to go to Spain for a holiday.

    He recorded songs with Francoise Hardy but they’ve never been released.

    Source: Nick Kent ( 1975)

    Any more information about these stories?
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  10. lemonade kid

    lemonade kid Forever Changing Thread Starter

    Keep seeing the 1986 Nick Drake box at Bull Moose that is haunting me. The box is a little worn but CDs within are NM. For $30.
    Wonder if I should bite? Have the 2007 Fruit Tree box with the DVD and everything individually that is in the 1986 box, but...this looks cool.

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  11. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Mantelpiece eye candy
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  12. Very smooth sound on that older box. I probably prefer their sound to the newer CD remasters.
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