Nick Drake

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Fishoutofwater, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. Fishoutofwater

    Fishoutofwater Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I realised that in my vast music collection i seem to missed buying any Nick Drake. Strange but true.

    I bought, via amazon, on the Back to Black label, Pink Moon and Made to love Magic. I am REALLY impressed by the quality of the pressings and the packaging. Very high quality and far from expensive. Needless to say, the music is sublime.
     
  2. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    What about the SACD comp ?
     
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  3. Jarleboy

    Jarleboy Forum Resident

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    Oh yes, that one is perfect! Great songs, great sound! Doesn´t get much better than that.
     
  4. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Be great if his 3 albums all came out on SACD.
     
  5. Jarleboy

    Jarleboy Forum Resident

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    I know all the songs have been mastered for SACD, so... Why not?
     
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  6. driverdrummer

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    Pink Moon is perfect for Fall Listening.
     
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  7. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    They were supposed to come out in 2008/2009...but got shelved.
    Dunno why.
     
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  8. onlyconnect

    onlyconnect The prose and the passion

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    I thought the original Island Master CDs sounded better!

    All the releases sound OK though and anything by Nick Drake is worth listening to.

    Tim
     
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  9. Harvest Your Thoughts

    Harvest Your Thoughts Forum Resident

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    Not enough interest.
     
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  11. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Think more money boutique vinyl pressings, demand.
     
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  12. Harvest Your Thoughts

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    The Nick Drake trust was probably told not to release them so they didn't bother. I doubt there was any thought put into the decision.
     
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  13. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Waiting for a new car ad/generation.
    Fair enough his music is special, let a new generation discover it.
     
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  14. EddieMann

    EddieMann I used to be a king...

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  15. privit1

    privit1 Forum Resident

    couple of years ago they were on the HFPA Blu Ray schedule i ahd an order in for 5 leaves left but that got canned again no explanation
     
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  16. PBo

    PBo Forum Resident

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    I'm not too interested in stereo SACD or Blu-Ray alone, since all of his studio albums were released as Hi-Res downloads.

    Now if there are 5.1 mixes that could be released on SACD or Blu-Ray, those would be an instant buy for me.
     
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  17. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Silly in away re; SACDs as they could already been out for 5 years now, then 5.1 BD ..vinyls etc ...could have followed.
     
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  18. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    I have the Fruit Tree vinyl original box illustration covers and a late 1979 Island ( blue label) Pink Moon both sound great.
     
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  19. Flaming Torch

    Flaming Torch Forum Resident

    If you bought the box versions of the 3 albums you do get a high res download code. Not sure about the standard issue. The sacd best of is very good but as posted above I doubt we will get sacd now for the complete albums. Blu-ray was listed for Five Leaves Left but I don't think it ever happened. I bought the expensive version of the book to get the BBC session. Perhaps that will get a proper release one day.
     
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  20. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Nick Drake is one special artist.
    One of those ones you get obsessed with.
     
  21. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

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    The Nick Kent article in NME from 1975 "Requiem For A Solitary Man" is what got me started on Drake, along with the Antilles reissues the same year. Up until then he wasn't even a footnote for most people.
     
  22. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    He was the only uk writer who seemed in touch with the dark side of pop genuis with his articles on Syd Barrett, Keith Richards, Brian Wilson...and of course Nick Drake.
     
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  23. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

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    I remember those other articles, the Brian Wilson was particularly fascinating. He also wrote a devastating one on John Martyn. Pretty sure some of those are compiled in "The Dark Stuff".
     
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  24. Vinyl Socks

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    After buying my recent AAA Pink Moon vinyl remaster, I will never be able to fully love the digital versions. I'm curious, though, about the damage to the master tapes from his first two albums. It must be rather severe, but in the audio dreamland of my mind, Plangent Audio Process swoops in and makes a miraculous recovery. But if the tapes weren't stored properly, that may just be wishful thinking.
     
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  25. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Brian " that was his L.A. visit /interview with him if I remember right. But, I digress.
     
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