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Five Leaves Left

By: Nick Drake

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Nick Drake Artist Snapshot:

Nick Drake was the quintessential fragile genius. His late-1960s and early-'70s albums combine pastoral, very British romanticism with a jazzy folk lilt that owes a debt to Tim Buckley and Tim Hardin. His hypnotic whisper of a voice and his virtuosic fingerpicking were the perfect emissaries for Drake's songs of quiet longing and displacement. Though he was virtually unknown during his too-short life, he would posthumously inspire a subsequent generation of artists.

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1   Time Has Told Me Buy Buy  
2   River Man Buy Buy  
3   Three Hours Buy Buy  
4   Way To Blue Buy Buy  
5   Day Is Done Buy Buy  
6   ' Cello Song Buy Buy  
7   Thoughts Of Mary Jane Buy Buy  
8   Man In A Shed Buy Buy  
9   Fruit Tree Buy Buy  
10   Saturday Sun Buy Buy  

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Album Description

Reissue of the late British folk icon's 1969 debut album. Ten tracks. Island.

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There's not a single dud in the trilogy of albums that singer/songwriter Nick Drake released during his all-too-short career. And 1968's Five Leaves Left--his first album--is certainly no exception. Drake's sensitive guitar work and sensitive vocals are backed by the baroque sounds of a chamber string group, and the platter's lyrics show maturity well beyond the age of their 20-year-old creator. Sparser than its follow-up, the jazzy Bryter Layter, but less tortured than Drake's dark final chapter, Pink Moon, Five Leaves Left is a classic British folk disc. Songs like "River Man," "The Thoughts of Mary Jane," and "Day Is Done" are among Drake's finest moments. Newcomers be forewarned: this music is as infectious as it is bleak, and a purchase of Drake's boxed set Fruit Tree might be a wise investment. --Jason Verlinde

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