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Way to Blue
Nick Drake
Way to Blue
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock
 
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The options where Nick Drake is concerned are limited, but wholly appealing. The downhearted singer-songwriter released only three albums in his 26 years; the posthumous rarities collection, Time of No Reply, rounds out hi...  more »

      
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All Artists: Nick Drake
Title: Way to Blue
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hannibal
Release Date: 10/4/1994
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Traditional Folk, British & Celtic Folk, Singer-Songwriters, Oldies, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 031257138628

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The options where Nick Drake is concerned are limited, but wholly appealing. The downhearted singer-songwriter released only three albums in his 26 years; the posthumous rarities collection, Time of No Reply, rounds out his abbreviated oeuvre. The whole lot is contained in the exemplary four-disc Fruit Tree box set. Way to Blue is a scaled-back option for those who are enchanted by Drake's intricate yet cozy lamentations, but feel no need to join the ever-growing legion of Drake completists. But while the 16 songs included here provide a fine introduction to the ill-fated Englishman's work (which seems to fit together no matter how it's sequenced), Drake is one of those rare artists whose entire catalog is worth owning due to its excellence and, sadly, its brevity. --Steven Stolder

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A Sonic Van Gough
Mark A. Taylor | Tucson, AZ United States | 09/15/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"How could one possibly put their feelings about Van Gough's Starry Night into words? It can't be done. Nick Drake is rather like a Van Gough for your ears. I just can't put the impact of his music into words. I've been buying records since I was 14 and I'm now 47 years old. This is one of the best purchases I've ever made. My collection includes works by John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ralph Towner, The Beatles, King Crimson, Dave Matthews, Van Morrison, Eric Dolphy etc. In other words, I'm a prolific listener with varied tastes and as a musician, I know real art when I hear it. The closest I've heard musically to Drake's style would be John Martyn, Bert Jansch, Fairport Convention, that sort of thing... Only this is better. This music is haunting and, if you have any soul, it will expose things you never even realized were within you.If you have enough pennies to buy only one CD this year, this is it. Warning: Way to Blue will leaving you hungering for more and there are only 4 CDs available from Mr Drake who flew from this world at the tender (but some how ripe) age of 26 years.Buy it now!"