Nick Drake - A Treasury (CD)

Few will argue that Nick Drake's inconspicuous career didn't deserve some special recognition after the folk singer's untimely death in , and special recognition is what it got: first in with the odds-and-sods mix Time of No Reply and expressly introductory Heaven in a Wild Flower: An Exploration of Nick Drake , then again in with an unneeded but not necessarily unwelcome best-of collection, Way to Blue: An Introduction to Nick Drake.

Ten years later, a third-wave of posthumous Drake paraphernalia has arrived: In June, Island Records issued Made to Love Magic , a piecemeal assemblage of unreleased material, and now the label brings us A Treasury , a revamped greatest hits compilation. Island is hoping recent high-profile discoveries of the man's music will move units the way his songcraft has long moved souls, but the whole act seems a bit redundant.

Drake's albums not only stand up well enough alone to render all the honorary drivel moot, they're as tight and succinct as any compilation could hope to be. And with only three records to his credit, neophytes don't exactly face a long and spotty recorded history to sift through for the goods. But-- let's be real-- who didn't see this coming: the ceremonial unveiling of a lost tomb of heretofore unheard tracks, followed by a sorely unneeded mix of career highlights.

The problem is that Drake's legacy is already well-worn ground. Place To Be Northern Sky Road Fruit Tree Black Eyed Dog Way To Blue From The Morning Plaisir D'Amour.

Review by vonwegen October 7, 9 of 9 found this review helpful. On first listen, the 5. The best mix is "Black-Eyed Dog"--if the surround mix doesn't make your hair stand on end, it's time to have your hearing checked. On the flip side, "Pink Moon" is marred by the cheap-sounding microphone probably a dynamic one aimed at Drake's acoustic guitar--it distorted because it was likely placed too close to the guitar's soundhole, so there isn't much that could be done to fix that.

Similarly, "From The Morning," from the same album, has the same, slightly grungy sound. On "River Man" there is a fair amount of tape hiss, which is also noticeable on "Cello Song", "Hazey Jane 1" and "Road", but the mixes are otherwise quite nice. Overall, the sound varies between three and five stars, depending on the track. The performances are all great. Platinum Alternative 80s [CD]. Similar sponsored items Feedback on our suggestions - Similar sponsored items.

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Title: A Treasury Artist: Nick Drake Catalogue Number: IMT Barcode: Format: CD Condition: New Number Of Discs: 1 Release Date: Running Time: Sub Genre: Singer/Songwriter Tracklist.

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  1. What you're guaranteed to receive in ordering the import version of "A Treasury" is a reasonably well-selected, single disc Nick Drake compendium that's been nicely remastered; if that's all you're after, you should certainly purchase the cheaper US version of the album, rather than the import/5(67).
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  3. Label: Island Records - ,Island Records Group - • Format: SACD Hybrid, Multichannel, Compilation Super Jewel Case • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Folk Rock/5(26).
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  6. Nov 11,  · Despite only recording three studio albums in his lifetime, Nick Drake has had three rounds of career exhumation, the latest of which closes with A Treasury, a /
  7. What you're guaranteed to receive in ordering the import version of "A Treasury" is a reasonably well-selected, single disc Nick Drake compendium that's been nicely remastered; if that's all you're after, you should certainly purchase the cheaper US version of the album, rather than the import/5(71).
  8. – Early life. Drake's father, Rodney Shuttleworth Drake (–), moved to Rangoon, Burma, in the early s to work as an engineer with the Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation. In , Rodney met Nick's mother, Molly Lloyd (–), the daughter of a senior member of the Indian Civil lucbabobfilante.svizokagluricocoveswaytsunucuph.co proposed in , though they had to wait a year until she turned

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