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"A 90-minute documentary film which goes some way to unraveling the mystery of this enigmatic singer-songwriter, who passed away at the age of just 26. With the aid of those who were close to Nick, those around at the time and those who have studied and written about Nick Drake in depth, this program discusses, dissects and appraises Nick's life, music and astonishing, albeit short, career. The program also features classic Nick Drake performances, location shoots, rare and classic photographs and many other features. Includes contributions from; Nick's close friend, Jeremy Mason; the man who 'discovered' Nick and founded Fairport Convention, Ashley Hutchings; Fairport drummer who also drummed on
, Dave Mattacks; fellow Witchseason artist and founder of the Incredible String Band, Robin Williamson; folk-blues guitarist and major influence on Nick Drake, John Renbourn; singer/guitarist and contemporary of Nick's Ralph McTell; the only journalist to have interviewed Nick, Jerry Gilbert; both Nick Drake biographers, Patrick Humphries and Trevor Dann, singer-songwriter and Mercury Music Prize nominee, Kathryn Williams and many others." Running time: 90 minutes; NTSC format, All Regions; Screen Format 4:3; Stereo Sound Mix. As it says on the back, "this film is not authorized by the estate of Nick Drake nor by Island Records."
SUNBEAM RECORDS (UK)
2013 repress on vinyl. Comprising recordings made at
's family home and in France before his 1969 debut,
offers a unique insight into a nascent songwriting genius. Spread over four sides of 180 gram virgin vinyl, its 29 songs range from folk standards and compositions by his mother Molly to early versions of future classics taped by his Cambridge friend and arranger
at Cambridge in 1968. Mastered at Abbey Road and featuring 29 rare tracks (one previously only available on iTunes), as well as a deluxe gatefold sleeve, rare photographs and a lavish insert including lengthy sleeve notes, this lovingly assembled set is sure to become a prized item amongst lovers of Nick Drake.
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