Thursday, 24 April 2008

Nick Drake - Second Grace

I do not intend to write about Nick Drake here, except to echo the common view held by so many, who have come across his music down the years, of 'what could have been'.

His short life is well documented HERE, and I would only end up copy and pasting excerpts, so spend a few minutes at Wikipedia if you choose.

His three studio albums remain firm favorites of mine, and fall into that very special 'timeless' category.

The unofficial releases of Nick Drake tend to be demo's and home recordings, as is the case of 'Second Grace'.

Bootlegs in circulation include 'Tamworth-In-Arden', 'Complete Home Recordings' and variations on that theme.

Second Grace has appeared in at least three different forms, this version is originally from a 25 track CD circulated by 'Mirrorglass Music'.

These are home recordings probably at Tamworth and possibly Hampstead, and cover all three album releases in part, along with some unreleased tracks.

The sound quality is very good and the tracks that also appeared on 'Tamworth-In-Arden' are of a much higher quality.

Track Listing:

1. Day Is Done
2. Blossom Friend
3. Mayfair 1
4. Mayfair 2
5. Mayfair 3
6. Joey 1
7. Joey 2
8. Leaving Me Behind
9. Instrumental 1
10. Instrumental 2
11. Three Hours
12. Betty's Blues
13. Fly 1
14. Fly 2
15. Hazey Jane
16. Parasite
17. Saturday Sun 1
18. Saturday Sun 2
19. Saturday Sun 3
20. Place To Be
21. Strange Meeting II
22. Bird Flew By
23. Thoughts Of Rain
24. To The Garden
25. Early Morning Dialogue

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For more on the life of Nick Drake, visit the official estate site 'Bryter Music' HERE.

8 comments:

herr m. said...

perfect! thanx a lot!

Anonymous said...

thanks!

Anonymous said...

Fascinating Drake, always great to find new stuff since there is so little. Cheers.

Cioran

Anonymous said...

Totally amazing

Thx
Lee

A BEATLES' HARD-DIE'S SITE said...

I am always grateful to Nick Drake's promoters...
BTW, I hope you'll find the time to visit me at http://beatlesite.blogspot.com.(...and in case, I'd like a link exchange...)
Work on!

Anonymous said...

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RB
The Bramblemen

Anonymous said...

this is grail, thanks, zenwarrior!@

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