Nick Drake

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  1. hvbias

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  2. HenryFly

    HenryFly Forum Resident

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    One of the early songs still very heavily influenced by his mother's incredibly poignant songs.
     
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  3. EddieMann

    EddieMann I used to be a king...

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    I have her cd too.
     
  4. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Has to be Island Label's most collectible artist.
     
  5. Fender Relic

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    Thanks so much for that, very informative. I wish he'd shown what guitar he was playing. Looked like a Martin 000-28 which I believe was the model Nick had at some point, definitely by Pink Moon. Still, I'm not sure about the Martin(s) Nick owned. I've seen reports of the 000-28 and/or D-28 maybe identified by Martin warranty records or music store tags/receipts/records. The D-28 wouldn't fit into that guy's theory that he used a small body guitar.
     
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  6. TheDailyBuzzherd

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    "The Riverman". Say no more.
     
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  7. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    River Man ?
     
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  8. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Yes. Strange the sacd comp came out and not the subsequent first three studio albums. I think the SACD comp sold badly hence the non appearance of FLL/BL/PM.
     
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  9. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    [​IMG]Best album cover,complementary music within.
     
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  10. HenryFly

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    The mystique surrounding 'Pink Moon' draws people in and what happens next is often slight disappointment with how undeveloped the songs seem. You have to fill in too many of the dots yourself. It's really only half an album.
    I eventually did the hard work and now it's my favourite. Though there's still one song that I wish I could look forward to more in the sequence, but too often I wish I were hearing the gorgeous opening of 'From the Morning' instead of the impenetrable message of 'Harvest Breed'. I know eventually it will hit me. Has anyone gone through something similar?
     
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  11. vinyl diehard

    vinyl diehard Two-Channel Forever

    Absolutely. I find his music timeless.
     
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  12. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Way ahead of the musical curve.
     
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  13. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Nick Drake's jukebox?
    Any Beatles albums there ala White Album? Or David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix?
    I know he liked ( worshipped) Francoise Hardy.

    Always thought the USA
    Five Leaves Left cover ( running man)
    had a passing resemblance to
    After The Goldrush.
     
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  14. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    [​IMG]
    The Loner.
     
  15. HenryFly

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    Mojo Magazine did a Nick Drake profile focusing on his influences and greatest loves and mainstream rock was more or less in third place after folk and classical music. Dylan's Blonde on Blonde (esp the two long epics) was the last rock album he played regularly and the two instrumentals on Beach Boys' Pet Sounds were a huge influence on how he wanted Bryter Layter to pan out. Those are the ones that stuck out from that article.
     
  16. HenryFly

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    Mojo list of influences + (my guesses)
    Bach
    Debussy
    Ravel
    Vaughan Williams
    (Delius)

    Mose Allison
    (Duke Ellington)

    Jackson C. Frank
    Donovan
    Dylan
    Tim Buckley
    Tim Hardin
    Randy Newman
    (Bert Jansch)

    Cream
    Van Morrison
    Beach Boys
    Love
     
  17. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Good guess work.
    I'd throw in some Brazilian bossa~nova. I'm sure his sister had more contemporary albums.
     
  18. HenryFly

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    Poor boy has a bossa nova feel that's true.

    I must read Gabrielle's book about her mother and Nick, you reminded me.
     
  19. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Wonder if he was familiar with Kevin Ayers another public school boy.
     
  20. Vangro

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    His mother was a songwriter, I think she influenced him a lot - I think her songs were compared to Noel Coward, if I remember correctly.
     
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  21. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Doesn't seem to load.
     
  22. Electric Sydney

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    I think it was pulled unfortunately.
     
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  23. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Pity.
     
  24. sbayle

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    Discovered Nick Drake in college in the 60s. I think it must have been through reading about his John Wood Sound Tecniques or Joe Boyd or John Martyn connection - it’s been decades! Started with Pink Moon. Loved the album cover. Disliking orchestrations I found his first two albums disappointing. Sold the LPs when like many idiots who favored convenience of CDs over sound quality of vinyl. Hate to think what those original LPs would be worth today. But being a slob, they would have been marred by scratches, cigarette ash, spilled Coke etc.
     
  25. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Didn't he play a early fifties Guild acoustic?
     

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