LP - Nick Drake - Pink Moon - 2013 Reissue - 180 Gram
Nick Drakes swan song from 1972 and quite possibly his masterpiece Pink Moon reissued again and remastered for the masses to enjoy for its 40th Anniversary! We hope most of you have heard this record but if not check out the skinny on Pink Moon-Remastered from the Original Analogue Master Tapes by Original Sound Engineer John Wood at Abbey Road Studios Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Drakes Third and Final Studio Album!Pink Moon Nick Drakes third and final album was originally released on Island Records in 1972 and is the record that made him the cult figure he remains to this day. Recorded in November of 1971 the beautifully spare 11-song set only features Drakes vocals guitar and piano. The music comes across as peaceful and unadulterated through its richly woven textures of tone and melody. Although the story behind his music is undeniably tragic what he left behind here is truly breathtaking. 180g vinyl in a gatefold jacket with printed inner sleeve.His voice conveys in its moans and breathy whispers an alluring sensuality but he sings as if he were viewing his life from a great unbridgeable distance. That element of detachment is chilling. To reinforce it messages of isolation gradually float to the surface of the songs spare eloquent melodies. - Rolling Stone Anthony DeCurtisHe arrived at midnight and we started. It was done very quickly. After we had finished I asked him what I should keep and he said all of it which was a complete contrast to his former stance. He came in for another evening and that was it. It took hardly any time to mix since it was only his voice and guitar with one overdub only. Nick was adamant about what he wanted. He wanted it to be spare and stark and he wanted it to be spontaneously recorded. - John Wood sound engineer for Pink MoonSo much more than the soundtrack for a moonlight drive in a Volkswagon Pink Moon sounds like a secret confession committed to tape - one almost feels intrusive listening to it. Its a rare record that can document the sound of an artist actually closing himself off rather than revealing himself to the listener. Songs like Parasite and Know are almost whispered from the grooves like a confession. We hesitate to use the word genius because its a word pre-loaded with hyperbolic baggage but goddamn this record really is a work of genius. Straight up. Decent price for this one especially considering that an original is harder to spot in the wild than a Sasquatch! If you dont already own this one do your ears a favor and grip it now! RECOMMENDED x 1000000!!!