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nygelgoose Nick Drake - hype and reality (153* d) RE: Nick Drake - hype and reality 21 Jan 10


I'm going to defend Nick Drake though I do believe he has been hyped , I mean how many times times can his back catalogue be re-hashed and re-packaged ? However I believe he made three great albums , well, Bryter Layter didnt need all the extra arrangements and backing singers etc , I thought he was better sparce , thats why Pink Moon is so beautiful .
Its easy to say "oh there were loads of other singer/songwriters around at the time,that were probably better than ND ",(So what) that deserved recognition but didnt get it , probably true . Nick Drake was fortunate to be in the right place at the right time and have people like Joe Boyd , and John Martyn supporting him .

I agree with Folknacious about Dave Evans ceertainly was an excellent , great songwriter and superb guitarist.

Nick Drake produced a body of work that touched people , and still does to this day , might not be everyones cup of tea , but hey .. there you go .


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