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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Fruit Tree is a four-disc box set featuring all three of Nick Drake's studio albums Five Leaves Left, Bryter Layter, Pink Moon and the rarities collection Time of No Reply. In other words, it contains every known recording Drake made during his brief lifetime, and listening to the set, the depth of his talent becomes abundantly clear. And the four discs are not overkill. The quality of Drake's songs was startlingly high, and anyone who purchases one disc will eventually need the other three albums, making Fruit Tree a logical way to acquire all of the records at once.
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CD FOUR (4) Audio CD's each in jewel case w/art work, insert, includes 14 page booklet in box( some wear, rub), OOP Rykodisc 1986 release, (private collection)near Fine copy! ... FREE USPS TRACKING NUMBER! Hannibal, 1986. Three albums. That's all singer-songwriter Nick Drake left the world before he passed away in 1974 at the age of 26. But what albums they were. This four-CD box set contains all three records, plus some stuff Drake didn't intend for public consumption. Of course, everything he touched--even the demos and alternate takes--is gorgeous, melancholy folk at its finest. From the haunting, baroque beauty of his debut, Five Leaves Left, through to his pop masterpiece Bryter Layter, to his last public offering, the dark and lonely Pink Moon, Drake shines. The outtake album Time of No Reply features Drake rarities and demos, including a version of "Thoughts of Mary Jane" with Richard Thompson on electric guitar. In an age when more singer-songwriters and folk artists get compared to Drake--Elliott Read more Show Less

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Fruit Tree is a four-disc box set featuring all three of Nick Drake's studio albums Five Leaves Left, Bryter Layter, Pink Moon and the rarities collection Time of No Reply. In other words, it contains every known recording Drake made during his brief lifetime, and listening to the set, the depth of his talent becomes abundantly clear. And the four discs are not overkill. The quality of Drake's songs was startlingly high, and anyone who purchases one disc will eventually need the other three albums, making Fruit Tree a logical way to acquire all of the records at once.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/6/1991
  • Label: Hannibal
  • UPC: 031257540223
  • Catalog Number: 5402

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Time Has Told Me (4:27)
  2. 2 River Man (4:21)
  3. 3 Three Hours (6:16)
  4. 4 Way to Blue (3:05)
  5. 5 Day Is Done (2:22)
  6. 6 Cello Song (3:58)
  7. 7 The Thoughts of Mary Jane (3:12)
  8. 8 Man in a Shed (3:49)
  9. 9 Fruit Tree (4:42)
  10. 10 Saturday Sun (4:00)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Introduction (1:33)
  2. 2 Hazey Jane II (3:46)
  3. 3 At the Chime of a City Clock (4:47)
  4. 4 One of These Things First (4:52)
  5. 5 Hazey Jane I (4:31)
  6. 6 Bryter Layter (3:24)
  7. 7 Fly (3:00)
  8. 8 Poor Boy (6:09)
  9. 9 Northern Sky (3:47)
  10. 10 Sunday (3:42)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Pink Moon (2:06)
  2. 2 Place to Be (2:44)
  3. 3 Road (2:02)
  4. 4 Which Will (2:59)
  5. 5 Horn (1:23)
  6. 6 Things Behind the Sun (3:56)
  7. 7 Know (2:27)
  8. 8 Free Ride (3:36)
  9. 9 Parasite (3:05)
  10. 10 Harvest Breed (1:38)
  11. 11 From the Morning (2:31)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Time of No Reply (2:47)
  2. 2 I Was Made To Love Magic (3:28)
  3. 3 Joey (3:06)
  4. 4 Clothes of Sand (2:32)
  5. 5 Man in a Shed (3:06)
  6. 6 Mayfair (2:33)
  7. 7 Fly (3:37)
  8. 8 The Thoughts of Mary Jane (3:46)
  9. 9 Been Smoking Too Long (2:17)
  10. 10 Strange Meeting II (3:38)
  11. 11 Rider on the Wheel (2:33)
  12. 12 Black Eyed Dog (3:28)
  13. 13 Hanging on a Star (2:49)
  14. 14 Voice from the Mountain (3:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nick Drake Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Vocals
John Cale Organ, Piano, Celeste, Harpsichord, Viola
Richard Thompson Guitar, Electric Guitar
Chris McGregor Piano
Lyn Dobson Flute
Dave Pegg Bass
Doris Troy Background Vocals
P.P. Arnold Background Vocals
Patrick Arnold Background Vocals
Kwasi "Rocky" Dzidzornu Conga
Tristan Fry Drums, Vibes
Paul Harris Piano
Richard Hewson Conductor
Mike Kowalski Drums
Clare Lowther Cello
Dave Mattacks Drums
Ray Warleigh Alto Saxophone
Danny Thompson Bass
Ed Carter Bass
Technical Credits
John Wood Engineer
Joe Boyd Producer
Jerry Boys Remixing
Victor Gamm Engineer
Richard Hewson Arranger, Orchestral Arrangements
Robert Kirby Arranger, String Arrangements, Brass Arrangment, Bass Arrangement
Frank Kornelussen Producer
Harry Robinson Arranger
Arthur Lubow Liner Notes
Nigel Waymouth Cover Photo, Sleeve Design
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best music ever

    If you haven't heard Nick Drake you've missed perhaps the best contemporary music produced in the last 50 years. While Drake only made three albums (and a few more songs) before his untimely death, there is enough here to last a lifetime. I play this music repeatedly and it never disappoints. Drake's lyrics can be moody, but you'll appreciate the depth as you listen over the years. The music itself never feels dated. It could have been produced at any time, any place. And Drake's playing is as good as any guitar work you'll ever hear. If you really want to be challenged and ultimately rewarded with great musical and lyrical ability, buy this boxed set. You won't regret it.

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