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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Fruit Tree Nick Drake. Black Eyed Dog Nick Drake.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.