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Picks Of The Week

Posted November 26, 2012 By admin
  • Oats In The Water- Ben Howard
  • Astronomy (8th Light)- Black Star
  • The Rising Souls- Dangermuffin
  • Blame It On The Rain- Milli Vanilli
  • Deeper Water- Minnie Driver
  • Seeing You This Way (Demo)- Minnie Riperton
  • You Belong To Me- Mose Allison
  • Road- Nick Drake
  • Keep Going- Rachael Yamagata
  • Sweet Spot- Tift Merritt
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Picks Of The Week

Posted April 10, 2011 By admin
  • Your Cheatin’ Heart- Beck
  • Ballad Of Hollis Brown- Bob Dylan
  • Child Of Mine- Carole King
  • Chelsea- Counting Crows
  • A Soft Place To Fall- Dessa (ft. Yoni)
  • For A While- Frank Sinatra
  • Go!- Grieves (ft. Macklemore)
  • Je N’en Connais Pas La Fin- Jeff Buckley
  • Are U Still Down- Jon B. (ft. 2Pac)
  • The Stranger Song- Leonard Cohen
  • Back To Baltime- Mod L Society
  • Road- Nick Drake
  • Power’s Out- Nicole Scherzinger (ft. Sting)
  • That’s What I Said- Norah Jones
  • Music For Shoplifting- P.O.S.
  • Sunrise, Highway 44- Pieta Brown
  • Lovesick Blues- Ryan Adams
  • Tapedeck- Sims
  • Diamonds And Babies And Cars- The Himalayans
  • It Happens Every Time- Tim Buckley

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Nick Drake

Posted November 25, 2010 By admin

On this day in 1974, musician Nick Drake was found dead, in his bed at his home in Tanworth-In-Arden. He left behind a music legacy that was never really appreciated during his lifetime, but has found a wide fan base since his death. I was made aware of Nick Drake through a friend about 6 or 7 years ago, and have been obsessed since. Most of his music was very simple in the musical sense, yet very complicated in it’s hidden meanings lyrically. Only releasing 3 albums during his lifetime, most of the songs on them convey a very lonely, lost feeling, and his last album, Pink Moon is the most extreme example of this. Pink Moon is my favorite Drake album by far, and I put it up there with one of my favorite albums, period. It’s starkness (only one song includes any instrument besides acoustic guitar) matches what we know of Nick’s personality, very quiet, reserved, and withdrawn. It’s a short album, coming in at a little over 28 minutes, but it doesn’t feel incomplete, if anything, it feels like a perfect goodbye letter to an amazing artist who has hopefully found the peace he was never able to obtain during his lifetime. Below are a couple discs of demos Nick recorded at Far-Leys. Most of them are pretty rough as far as quality goes, but they are still very enjoyable to fans of Drake.

Nick Drake
Tanworth-In-Arden

  1. My Sugar So Sweet
  2. Get Together
  3. Don’t Think
  4. If You Leave Me
  5. Courting Blues
  6. Strolling Down The Highway
  7. Blues Run The Game
  8. Winter Is Gone
  9. Here Comes The Blues
  10. All My Trials
  11. Tomorrow Is A Long Time
  12. Cocaine Blues
  13. Milk & Honey
  14. Summertime
  15. Black Mountain
  16. My Love Left With The Rain
  17. Bird Flew By
  18. To The Garden
  19. Strange Meeting 2
  20. Joey
  21. To The Garden

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Nick Drake
Tanworth-In-Arden 2

  1. Fly
  2. Place To Be
  3. Hazey Jane I
  4. Parasite
  5. Poor Boy
  6. Work In Progress 01 (Acoustic guitar)
  7. Black Eyed Dog
  8. Work In Progress 02 (Acoustic guitar)
  9. Work In Progress 03 (Electric guitar)
  10. Voice From The Mountain
  11. Work In Progress 04 (Piano)
  12. Work In Progress 05 (Acoustic guitar)
  13. Work In Progress 06 (Piano)
  14. Work In Progress 07 (Piano)
  15. Time Has Told Me (Five Leaves Left Demo)
  16. Saturday Sun (Five Leaves Left Demo)

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Nick Drake- Interplay One

Posted September 11, 2007 By admin


Interplay One is perhaps the rarest of all Nick Drake recordings. This is due to its limited circulation as an educational kit for schools, it not being a purely pop or music album, and the fact that it was basically unknown to Nick Drake fans prior to the publication of Humphries’ biography in 1997. The two songs Full Fathom Five and With My Swag all on My Shoulder are important additions to the relative small collection of just 31 songs Drake is known to have recorded and issued during his lifetime. Though not Nick Drake songs as such, they feature his playing and are of sufficient quality to interest his many fans.

-Full Fathom Five
-With Swag All On My Shoulder
-I Wish I Was A Single Girl Again

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Depression

Posted August 5, 2007 By admin

Today has been a depressing day. No certain reason, just a mood I guess. So, here are some of the most depressing songs I’ve heard.

Black Eyed Dog- Nick Drake
A Long December- Counting Crows
Love At The Five & Dime- Nanci Griffith & Darius Rucker
People Ain’t No Good-Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

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Nick Drake

Posted May 18, 2007 By admin

For decades, fans have made a pilgrimage to Nick Drake’s hometown in tiny Tanworth-In-Arden, England. His parents would invite these visitors into their house, playing early reel-to-reel demos of the late folk singer’s songs and covers and giving away cassette bootlegs for free. Now, these recordings will finally see the light of day on an album set for U.S. release on June 19. “Family Tree” was compiled by Drake estate manager/archivist Cally Callomon, a veteran music industry art director and reissue producer who has also worked closely with Scott Walker. The set includes Drake’s own take on tracks like “Cocaine Blues,” a number of Jackson C. Frank’s songs, Bob Dylan’s “Tomorrow Is a Long Time” and Bert Jansch’s “Strolling Down the Highway.” It also contains early versions of “Day Is Done” and “Way to Blue” (both from his 1969 studio album “Five Leaves Left“), as well as nearly a dozen unreleased Drake originals like “Blossom” and “Come Into the Garden.” The lo-fi nature of the recordings is preserved, with audible bits of Drake speaking and conversing between tracks. Drake’s mother Molly, a major influence in his music upbringing, contributed a pair of her own songs, “Do You Ever Remember?” and “Poor Mum.” Drake also sings with his sister Gabrielle on the traditional tune “All My Trials.” Meanwhile, a reissue of the 1986 Drake boxed set “Fruit Tree” will arrive later this year. It will include Drake’s three original studio albums, a new book and the documentary “A Skin Too Few.” Drake died of an overdose in 1974 at the age of 26.

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  • All My Trials
  • Blues Run The Game
  • Strolling Down The Highway

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