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Thursday, 18 June 2015

Way to Blue

Time for something more mellow and moody from the fabulous Nick Drake from his 1969 debut album Five Leaves Left.
You should all be familiar with his tragic story. Someone who left us far too young at the tender age of 26 and like so many others only got the fame and recognition he deserved after he had gone.

Nothing more to say really - we'll let the music do the talking.

Nick Drake - River Man

Nick Drake - Way to Blue


  1. Always good to listen to him.

  2. I've always found ND strangely sad and uplifting at the same time. Funnily enough, I heard some just last week on my travels too, hadn't done so in ages.

  3. You can hear from these two tracks why Nick Drake has been such an influence on so many. There is a timeless beauty about these two tracks that is almost magical.

  4. It might seem odd to drop into a blog comment section to comment about an artist I've conspicuously been avoiding for circa 40 years but Ha! that's what I'm doing. Just to clarify though, ND is always somebody I thought I might, even ought to like and yet (who knows why) I never made that final effort to listen in. This is universal surely? Most music lovers will have a raft of similar examples, certainly if they're like me. It's tempting to ask for examples of your own. Anyway, dipping my toe in over the past couple of years I do realise what I've been missing - my current fave (if that's the right word given the nature of the song) is Black Eyed Dog. Also like his cover of Dylan's Don't Think Twice... it's on YT of course.