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$27.00
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ARTIST
TITLE
Five Leaves Left
FORMAT
LP BOX

LABEL
CATALOG #
UMG 13436LP UMG 13436LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/24/2013

2013 reissue from Island Records' ReDISCovered series. Deluxe box set containing 180 gram LP with replica shop poster, reprint of handwritten lyrics to two songs, and download voucher. "Nick Drake's stunning 1969 debut album encapsulates a marriage between folk music and the singer-songwriter genre. Part Donovan, part Jim Webb, he articulated an aching romanticism at a time when progressive rock ran rampant. Beautiful melodies and fragrant accompaniment, in particular Robert Kirby's stunning string arrangements, enhance the artist's sense of longing in which warm, but understated, vocals accentuate the album's passive mystery. An aura of existential cool envelops the proceedings, accentuated by Danny Thompson's sonorous bass lines and Drake's poetic imagery. The result is a shimmering, autumnal collection that is reflective and eternally rewarding. This vinyl reissue of Nick Drake's debut Five Leaves Left is pressed on audiophile 180g virgin vinyl remastered from the near-original master tapes by the album's original engineer, John Wood. Although the original tapes were unusable, Wood had made a safety copy of the album in 1969 and those reels were used for this latest session." --Ned Raggett