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Choice Cuts: The Best of Nick Drake

Choice Cuts: The Best of Nick Drake

2. “One Of These Things First”

For Drake’s second album, the awkwardly titled Bryter Later, a change of sound was deemed necessary. The baroque folk approach fell flat commercially, so Drake was determined to make Bryter Later a more upbeat affair. Mixing this time with Drake’s always-brilliant playing was a jazz piano-bass-drums rhythm section. “One Of These Things First,” with a gorgeous, lively riff that finds equally supple piano playing as its constant companion, is one of Drake’s most endearing songs.


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