Way to Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake

Way to Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake

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Edited down from performances in London, Melbourne, and New York City, the 15 tracks that populate the lovely and inspiring Way to Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake feel far more intimate than the live tag would suggest. Drake's original producer, the venerable Joe

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Edited down from performances in London, Melbourne, and New York City, the 15 tracks that populate the lovely and inspiring Way to Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake feel far more intimate than the live tag would suggest. Drake's original producer, the venerable Joe Boyd, wanted to recapture the intimacy of Drake's recordings while maintaining the late singer/songwriter's evocative spirit, so any instances of applause have been removed, resulting in a set that feels both wildly unpredictable and incredibly reverent, with highlights arriving via Vashti Bunyan's beautiful, Robert Kirby-arranged rendition of "Which Will," Lisa Hannigan's haunting and spare version of "Black Eyed Dog," and Robyn Hitchcock's kaleidoscopic retelling of Pink Moon's spooky "Parasite."

Product Details

Release Date:
04/16/2013
Label:
Storysound Records
UPC:
0634457580022
catalogNumber:
10
Rank:
96218

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Martyn Barker   Drums,Cajon
Neill MacColl   Acoustic Guitar
Kate St. John   Accordion,Oboe,Cor anglais
Danny Thompson   Double Bass
Calina de la Mare   Violin
Peter Grayling   Cello
Julia Singleton   Violin
Ian Burdge   Cello
Leo Abrahams   Electric Guitar
Jessica Bell   Violin
Stephanie Zarka   Violin
Zoe Rahman   Piano
Steve Jones   Electric Guitar
Kerry Martin   Violin
Emma Smith   Violin
Oliver Langford   Violin
Vince Greene   Viola
Marianne Yeomans   Viola
String Source   Violin
Reiad Chipah   Viola
Leah Zweck   Viola

Technical Credits

Nick Drake   Composer
Joe Boyd   Producer,Liner Notes
Robert Kirby   String Arrangements
Harry Robinson   String Arrangements
Kate St. John   String Arrangements,Musical Director
Keith Morris   Cover Photo
Janet Fraser Crook   Director
Stephanie McWhinnie   Producer

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Way to Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NHow89 More than 1 year ago
Nice tribute to the late and talented Nick Drake.