Choice Cuts: The Best of Nick Drake
40 years after his death, Nick Drake's music shines. Here are some favorites that you owe it to yourself to check out!
3. “Northern Sky”
This wonderful ballad was the track that both Drake and his producer, Joe Boyd, felt would bring the great commercial success Drake’s talent seemed to promise. Although Drake originally wanted the track to be very sparse and acoustic, John Cale (of Velvet Underground fame) was brought in to add piano, organ, and harmonium. In the end, Drake was delighted with the results. And indeed, Cale’s additional instrumentation give Drake’s bleak lyrics an added weight.
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