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Thread #126718   Message #2822808
Posted By: Phil Edwards
27-Jan-10 - 03:18 PM
Thread Name: Nick Drake - hype and reality
Subject: RE: Nick Drake - hype and reality
Nick invented a "voice" which, to be, sounds artificial and very contrived.

You've said this a few times, but you haven't said much about how or in what way!

I'll grant you that his singing voice was mannered - there's a plonking faux-naif plainness and a hushed, breathily intimate delivery, both of which you can hear in songs as far apart as "Mayfair" and "Which will". But saying someone invented a voice usually implies something a bit more extreme, like Donovan or Marc Bolan or the legion of British singers with an acquired American accent.