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Nick Drake

Family Tree

2007-07-12

For the casual listeners who missed Mr. Drakes occasional blips on the pop culture radar over the past decade (ie. ‘Pink Moon’ backing that Volkswagen add and ‘One of these Things First’ playing as Peter Saarsgard, Zach Braff, and Natalie Portman tool around New Jersey on a motorcycle in Garden State, etc.), they may be altogether unfamiliar with the unfortunately curtailed career of the English velvet-voiced folk prince. Th is disc is a collection of pre-label recordings made by Drake in his home on a reel-to-reel recorder. Although the recording lack the production of his proper albums, the inherent lo-fi aesthetic makes them all the more honest and endearing, especially for those already well-versed in and familiar with the subtle ways of Drake.

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