Nick Drake - Pink Moon

180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl Remaster + Digital Download

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Pink Moon is the third and final studio album by English folk musician Nick Drake, originally released in February 1972 via Island Records.

After two albums of tastefully orchestrated folk-pop, albeit some of the least demonstrative and most affecting around, Drake chose a radical change for what turned out to be his final album.

Not even half-an-hour long, with 11 short songs and no more - he famously remarked at the time that he simply had no more to record - Pink Moon more than anything else is the record that made Drake the cult figure he remains.

Specifically, Pink Moon is the bleakest of them all; that the likes of Belle and Sebastian are fans of Drake may be clear enough, but it's doubtful they could ever achieve the calm, focused anguish of this album, as harrowing as it is attractive.

No side musicians or outside performers help this time around - it's simply Drake and Drake alone on vocals, acoustic guitar, and a bit of piano, recorded by regular producer Joe Boyd but otherwise untouched by anyone else.

The lead-off title track was eventually used in a Volkswagen commercial nearly 30 years later, giving him another renewed burst of appreciation - one of life's many ironies, in that such an affecting song, Drake's softly keened singing and gentle strumming, could turn up in such a strange context. The remainder of the album follows the same general path, with Drake's elegant melancholia avoiding sounding pretentious in the least thanks to his continued embrace of simple, tender vocalizing.

Meanwhile, the sheer majesty of his guitar playing - consider the opening notes of "Road" or "Parasite" - makes for a breathless wonder to behold.

This "Back to Black" series reissued LP with Remastered Audio is pressed in Europe on 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl includes a gatefold sleeve with reproduced artwork and digital download.

(602517456976)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Pink Moon

2:06

A2

Place To Be

2:43

A3

Road

2:02

A4

Which Will

2:58

A5

Horn

1:23

A6

Things Behind The Sun

3:57

B1

Know

2:26

B2

Parasite

3:36

B3

Free Ride

3:06

B4

Harvest Breed

1:37

B5

From The Morning

2:30

SKU 602517456976
Record Label Island Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 00602517456976
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 05 June 2009
Original Release Date (Year) 25 February 1972
Barcode # 602517456976
Shipping Weight 0.3700kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000985960m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Remastered Audio, Digital Download Code, "Back to Black" Series
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Folk
Format VINYL LP

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