Maybe it's good, just not for me.
Dillydipper | mid-PA | 05/31/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"As a longtime Drake fan, I jumped to hear an SACD of his music (never expected his own recordings would recieve that treatment at the time). I'm sorry to say, that this just sounds like jazzbos missing the emotional point of most of these songs. As Nick Drake tributes go, it ranks somewhere below "Brittle Days" for me.
The sound, however, is lovely, with surround effects limited to setting you in an intimate space with performances well-recorded in front of you. The musical styles have a wide variety - there are no lounge lizards here. Listen to the sound samples before you jump."
alexander laurence | Los Angeles, CA | 09/21/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"There has been a lot of Nick Drake activity this year. He's been dead for thirty years but that doesn't matter: the music is still evocative and moving. It's a big deal in the history of British folk and psychedelia. Drake's name comes up often as an influence. Tony Reif mounted a tribute concert five years ago in Vancouver in 1999. Tony Reif picked a lot of Vancouver jazz musicians. So this record is less than a folk tribute by some pop stars. It is more a re-imagination in a jazz context. The record never fails to surprise. It is a fresh look on Drake's music.
William Timothy Lukeman | 04/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"How can you possibly add anything to Nick Drake's small but perfect body of work? This collection of jazz, neo-folk & faintly electronica covers tackles that daunting task & succeeds beautifully. The melancholy & wistful wonder of his songs comes through clearly, sparkling like beads of morning dew. If you already know & love Nick's music, these unique interpretations will make you love it anew. A very welcome addition to his slim canon, most highly recommended!"