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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Jethro, Aug 1, 2011.
This guys material always catches my ear
My son sent us a CD about 5 years ago, Pink Moon I think it was. Great vocal quality. Seemed like a lot of alternative tunings which really sounded great. Too bad he left us so young.
Big fan here...
Big fan here.
So many gems to choose from - Simply beautiful
Big fan here as well.
His music has such a "mood" to it.
I've got everything he did in his brief time on the planet. A sad and beautifully gifted man. Amazing fingerstyle guitar - you don't realize how complex his style is until you try to tackle a song.
Cello Song and Things Behind the Sun are my fave ND tunes. But there are so many more. Bradpdx is right, his songs sound so simple, but try learning one.
I love his tones and textures, both guitar and voice. People say Pink Moon is a depressing record, but I don't find it that way at all. I find that it has a very calm beauty. I think people are just reading into it because of the manner of his death and the fact that it was his last record.
It's interesting that he was sort of rediscovered in the past ten years or so. My sister was really into him when he was alive, and that's how I heard about him. I kind of thought history had forgotten him, and what a shame, when bingo, up he pops again. Was it that VW commercial, or what? Anyway, it's good to see him getting the recognition he deserves, even if it is posthumously.
+1 for Nick Drake -also John Martyn
'From the Morning' is my favorite of his songs. lyrics from it: "now we rise, and we are everywhere" are inscribed on his gravestone
Yeah, I found out about Nick Drake when Heath Ledger died because he said he was obsessed in an interview. I really like the Pink Moon and Time Of No Reply albums. Also check out Tim Buckley (father of Jeff Buckley) he had an influence on Nick so I have heard.
Love Nick! I alway try to indtroduce his music to people.
I'm a huge fan too, i remember seeing an interview with joe boyd his producer describing how other artists would ask him to help them get that nick drake sound & of course all he could do was roll his eyes at them.
There is a compilation album with a few songs by nicks mother on it, they are like home demos and the quality is rough but she had a touch of that moody indefinable something too.
Had a feeling there would be some interest here. There's a sort of bittersweetness to his music that is very different than most. I haven't even attempted to play/learn one of his songs but I can well imagine it would be rather difficult to pull off.
Cello Song is one of my very favourite tunes to listen to late at night, just before I drift off to sleep.
Big fan, although haven't listened in ages...
Great songs but sad to hear them advertising cold remedies.
Got turned onto Nick Drake a few years back by a VW commercial come to find out it was "Pink Moon", recently picked up on "Bryter Layter" great stuff!
Here's a video of Joe Boyd discussing Syd Barrett & Nick Drake along with Robyn Hitchcock performing a syd cover & a nick drake tribute song
Is it just me or does Robyn Hitchcock always play syd's songs wrong & badly (sorry to go off topic)
He was so far ahead of his time it's amazing. I had not heard of him until the movie "Serendipity" and his song "Northern Sky". I thought it was something written for the movie.
When I googled him, and read that the song was written and released in the late 60's, I didn't believe it at first. I was in complete disbelief. "No way that song was out in the 60's" I thought, but it was. Hard to imagine what people thought of it back then.