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Thread #126718 Message #2818539
Posted By: Brian Peters
22-Jan-10 - 10:47 AM
Thread Name: Nick Drake - hype and reality
Subject: RE: Nick Drake - hype and reality
I can't stand hype, and I'm no fan of whingey singer-songwriters either, but I agree with Spleen about Five Leaves left. It's not just the songs and the picking - good as they are - but also Kirby's strings and the entire production which give the record a dreamy quality that I find quite magical. None of the other singer/songwriter/guitarists of that period have that effect on me.