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Pink Moon

Nick Drake

Pink Moon

...a breathless wonder to behold
UNI236 (Universal Music Group)
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Pink moon

Pink moon

Band Nick Drake
Writer Nick Drake
02:03 Play
2
Place To Be

Place To Be

Band Nick Drake
Writer Nick Drake
02:41 Play
3
Road

Road

Band Nick Drake
Writer Nick Drake
01:59 Play
4
Which Will

Which Will

Band Nick Drake
Writer Nick Drake
02:56 Play
5
Horn

Horn

Band Nick Drake
Writer Nick Drake
01:21 Play
6
Things Behind The Sun

Things Behind The Sun

Band Nick Drake
Writer Nick Drake
03:56 Play
7
Know

Know

Band Nick Drake
Writer Nick Drake
02:23 Play
8
Parasite

Parasite

Band Nick Drake
Writer Nick Drake
03:33 Play
9
Free Ride

Free Ride

Band Nick Drake
Writer Nick Drake
03:02 Play
10
Harvest Breed

Harvest Breed

Band Nick Drake
Writer Nick Drake
01:36 Play
11
From The Morning

From The Morning

Band Nick Drake
Writer Nick Drake
02:34 Play
Total Running Time 28 minutes
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Released two years before Drake's death in November 1974, at the age of twenty-six, the lyrical content of 'Pink Moon' has often been attributed to Drake's ongoing battle with depression. 

Licensed for download from Universal Music Group. 

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After two albums of tastefully orchestrated folk-pop, albeit some of the least demonstrative and most affecting around, Drake chose a radical change for what turned out to be his final album. Not even half-an-hour long, with 11 short songs and no more, he famously remarked at the time that he simply had no more to record, Pink Moon more than anything else is the record that made Drake the cult figure he remains. Specifically, Pink Moon is the bleakest of them all; that the likes of Belle and Sebastian are fans of Drake may be clear enough, but it's doubtful they could ever achieve the calm, focused anguish of this album, as harrowing as it is attractive. No side musicians or outside performers help this time around, it's simply Drake and Drake alone on vocals, acoustic guitar, and a bit of piano, recorded by regular producer Joe Boyd but otherwise untouched by anyone else.

The lead-off title track was eventually used in a Volkswagen commercial nearly 30 years later, giving him another renewed burst of appreciation, one of life's many ironies, in that such an affecting song, Drake's softly keened singing and gentle strumming, could turn up in such a strange context. The remainder of the album follows the same general path, with Drake's elegant melancholia avoiding sounding pretentious in the least thanks to his continued embrace of simple, tender vocalizing.

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