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Thread #126718   Message #3954852
Posted By: GUEST,colin Holt
05-Oct-18 - 09:21 AM
Thread Name: Nick Drake - hype and reality
Subject: RE: Nick Drake - hype and reality
I agree Big Al....
I stumbled across Drake at Art College in 1975, and have loved his stuff ever since. In my view the first 2 albums are timeless. Not just down to Drakes writing and delivery, but the sensitivity of the production alongside the beautiful string arrangements, especially as Al says Riverman. Harry Robinson created a wonderful landscape which Drake plays over. Pink Moon is naked and at times painful. Drake was obviously a complicated guy....but I agree with Al again.... Lifes work on three discs
The one point I disagree with Big Al on is the guitarbeing deceptively simple.... (Left hand sometimes ... but never the right hand)