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Thread #126718 Message #2820139
Posted By: Phil Edwards
24-Jan-10 - 06:19 AM
Thread Name: Nick Drake - hype and reality
Subject: RE: Nick Drake - hype and reality
Tunesmith - still not with you. When I listen to Fruit Tree or Fly or Which Will, the singing voice I hear is the voice of someone quite young, a bit shy and rather posh. Very RP - a voice that would have slotted right in on Radio 4, twenty-odd years ago, or on Jackanory.
Funny you use the Beatles as a contrast (rather than the Stones, say). There wasn't much of Liverpool left in the Beatles' singing voice, but there was some (listen to the Us in "Penny Lane") - which was pretty revolutionary in itself.