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!
4. “Place To Be”
Sadly, Bryter Later and Northern Sky went absolutely nowhere commercially, just as its predecessor did. Island Records had never given Drake much of a chance, and were neither expecting nor craving for a third album from him. By 1972, two years after his sophomore effort, Drake had withdrawn completely. Always extremely shy, Drake had by this point entirely stopped playing shows and taking part in interviews. His depression had grown exponentially since the failure of Bryter Later, and he refused to take the antidepressants prescribed to him, for fear of negative effects when mixed with his constant smoking of marijuana. Out of this isolation and depression came Drake’s greatest and final work, Pink Moon. Except for a single piano line in the chorus of the title track, the album was comprised entirely of just Drake and his acoustic. “Place To Be” is one the many astounding performances on the album. The melodic variety Drake gets out of his acoustic is simply incredible.
Get our Free Newsletter Here!
You Might Also Like...
LATEST NEWS FROM ACOUSTIC NATION
10 hours 37 min ago
Acoustic Fingerstylists Andy McKee, Jon Gomm and Daryl Kellie Are Blazing a Daring Style of Percussive, Alternate-Tuned Shred4 days 16 hours ago
5 days 16 hours ago
6 days 14 hours ago
6 days 23 hours ago
1 week 14 hours ago
1 week 4 days ago