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Nick Drake (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Folk & Celtic' started by newdawnfades, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. newdawnfades

    newdawnfades Senior Member

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    One of my current fascinations is Nick Drake. His voice is extremely hypnotic and very soothing. His music doesn't sound dated at all. Very simple, very organic.

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    1969 Five Leaves Left
    1970 Bryter Layter
    1972 Pink Moon


    It's an experience listening to his songs because it's hard to separate the emotions you sense in his voice and the one's you pick up by his lyrics. There's this underlying layer of contemplative melancholy in his voice that is hard to keep at bay.

    I guess you can say that I 'feel' his music on a personal level quite easily. What do you think about Nick Drake?

     
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    Re: Nick Drake

    My parents had three Nick Drake vinyl albums kicking around for years so I grew up listening to him.

    I now have cd's of those albums:

    Five Leaves Left
    Bryter Layter
    Pink Moon

    My favourite tracks are, Northern Sky, Road & Pink Moon but I love all his songs.
     
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    Re: Nick Drake

    all of his albums are flawless in my opinion. such a tragedy what happened to him though :wa:
     
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    Re: Nick Drake

    Tell me the story TL, I don't know much about Nick Drake?
     
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    Re: Nick Drake

    he battled with depression throughout his life. became so poor he had to live with his parents. constantly had nervous breakdowns. barely had any friends in his final years of life and killed himself from an overdose because he gave up on life.
     
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    That is a tragic story TL,,,thanks for filling me in.
     
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    Re: Nick Drake

    It's been argued that the mixture of medications he was taking may have caused accidental death though he was certainly a very fragile character who found it hard to cope with life.
     
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    Re: Nick Drake

    There's a great BBC documentary on Nick Drake. If you can get a copy, it's something to see.
     
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    Re: Nick Drake

    Is that the one with his sister doing a lot of the commentary? It is also on youtube.
     
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