Nick Drake

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Born: June 19, 1948; Rangoon, Burma   Died: November 25, 1974; Tanworth-in-Arden, England  
A singular talent who passed almost unnoticed during his brief lifetime, Nick Drake produced several albums of chilling, somber beauty. With hindsight, these have come to be recognized as peak achievements of both the British folk-rock scene and the entire rock singer/songwriter genre. Sometimes compared to Van Morrison, Drake in fact resembled Donovan much more in his breathy vocals, strong melodies, and the acoustic-based orchestral sweep of Read more his arrangements. His was a much darker vision than Donovan's, however, with disturbing themes of melancholy, failed romance, mortality, and depression lurking just beneath, or even well above, the surface. Ironically, Drake has achieved a far greater stature in the decades following his death, with an avid cult following that grows by the year. In the manner of the young romantic poets of the 19th century who died before their time, Drake is revered by many listeners today, with a following that spans generations. Baby boomers who missed him the first time around found much to revisit once they discovered him, and his pensive loneliness speaks directly to contemporary alternative rockers who share his sense of morose alienation. Read less
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  • 1.
    Label: Milan   Catalog: 36670 Release Date: 03/11/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Nick Drake,  Jeremy Sams
    Performer:  Nick Drake
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    Broken Hearts & Madmen /  Patricia O'Callaghan, Gryphon Trio
    Label: Analekta   Catalog: 29870 Release Date: 10/11/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Nick Drake,  Carlos Gardel,  Tomás Méndez,  Anonymous  ... 
    Performer:  Patricia O'Callaghan
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gryphon Trio
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    Best Of Nigel Kennedy
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 31514 Release Date: 11/09/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Performer:  Nigel Kennedy
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    Shhh! / The Nigel Kennedy Quintet
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 08502 Release Date: 06/08/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Nigel Kennedy,  Nick Drake
    Performer:  Adam Kowalewski,  Piotr Wylezol,  Tomasz Grzegorski,  Nigel Kennedy  ... 
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