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« on: March 29, 2012, 08:52:47 AM »

I got an email recently about some recordings by Molly Drake, Nick's Mother, being released. Has   anyone actually  heard these? I can't find, for myself, a reason for owning them . . .
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2012, 09:06:45 AM »

There's actually some stuff on Youtube (that I haven't bothered to watch). Can't see the recordings being any more exciting than any random parent's recordings.
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2012, 12:53:19 PM »


There's actually some stuff on Youtube (that I haven't bothered to watch). Can't see the recordings being any more exciting than any random parent's recordings.


You could be wrong there. Molly Drake seems to have been a singer (and composer) in her own right. In writings about Nick Drake (Maybe Iain MacDonald's piece about him; I don't recall exactly) there has been mention of the opinion of some, that his music shows some influence from Molly's music. For someone interested in the origins of Nick Drake's music that could be interesting.

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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2012, 12:57:12 PM »

Have a listen and let us know, Hans.
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2012, 01:27:55 PM »

This is not so new. Two of Molly Drake's songs were officially released by Island on a CD of Nick's home recordings called Family Tree. They're very charming old-fashioned numbers in the style of 1930s British musical theatre -- Ivor Novello, that sort of thing. Joe Boyd has said he hears an influence on Nick (can't hear it myself, except perhaps in his song 'Mayfair').  
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2012, 09:14:58 AM »


This is not so new. Two of Molly Drake's songs were officially released by Island on a CD of Nick's home recordings called Family Tree. They're very charming old-fashioned numbers in the style of 1930s British musical theatre -- Ivor Novello, that sort of thing. Joe Boyd has said he hears an influence on Nick (can't hear it myself, except perhaps in his song 'Mayfair').  


I nteresting. Must open up and play my copy of Family Tree. Grin
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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2013, 09:59:01 PM »

I don't know why, but this seemed the right place to put this (nice as they are)...

http://www.brytermusic.com/purchase/the-bryter-laundry-service/

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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2013, 09:18:16 AM »


I don't know why, but this seemed the right place to put this (nice as they are)...

http://www.brytermusic.com/purchase/the-bryter-laundry-service/




Yes, I got an email from  Bryter Music about these only this morning, entitled 'Clothes of Sand'. I can't help but wonder what Nick would have thought about things like this.
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« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2013, 11:47:21 AM »

Let's face it, they're just keeping him in a corner of the public eye. At this point he'd probably have welcomed the income.
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« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2013, 12:10:38 PM »

I feel reasonably complete without a Nick Drake T Shirt, thank you.
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« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2013, 04:42:10 PM »

What is the Tuck Box box set on Amazon? 10 cds for £20.
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« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2013, 05:29:52 PM »


I don't know why, but this seemed the right place to put this (nice as they are)...

http://www.brytermusic.com/purchase/the-bryter-laundry-service/


They're lovely.  I'd have one......if they weren't 25 notes.

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« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2013, 05:38:39 PM »


What is the Tuck Box box set on Amazon? 10 cds for £20.


Some details here:  http://www.nickdrake.com/talk/viewtopic.php?p=18525&sid=8b6cd3121d22e4d35ed70859f6fa2568

What next? Replica homemade tuck to put in your box? The Great British Drake Off?  Sad
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« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2013, 06:24:43 PM »

I quite like the idea that you can buy the box and posters as a separate item if you already have the CDs and you fancy it.Bonus points that if you're a completist there's no more unreleased musical enticements included.Bargain price too,if you haven't already bought the albums.
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« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2013, 03:14:55 PM »



What is the Tuck Box box set on Amazon? 10 cds for £20.


Some details here:  http://www.nickdrake.com/talk/viewtopic.php?p=18525&sid=8b6cd3121d22e4d35ed70859f6fa2568

What next? Replica homemade tuck to put in your box? The Great British Drake Off?  Sad


I can't get this link to work.
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« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2020, 02:03:04 PM »

There's something rather nice just been mentioned by Richard Morton Jack (authorised Nick Drake biographer) on the "Nick Drake - An Authorised Biography" page on FB.  It's a folio (limited to 50 copies) by Nick's schoolfriend Jeremy Mason containing some collages and artwork.  £40.  It looks rather lovely.  Get in there quick if you want one...
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