Five Leaves Left was Nick Drake's debut LP on Island and probably counts as one of the most autumnal records ever made. It's understated and hushed take on folk music was not a hit at the time but slowly over the years it found an audience of like minded sensitive souls. Notable for Robert Kirby's brilliant string arrangements, this is a gorgeous work not to be missed.
Vinyl LP £17.99 3734756
Reissue LP on Island.
Vinyl LP box set £30.99 3713436
180g virgin vinyl ReDISCovered LP on Island / UMC.
- Includes download code
CD £6.49 IMCD 0000008
Ace CD of aceness on Island.
10/10 Jack 4th February 2015
Whether you know it or not, you've heard Nick Drake before. Maybe it's from his other albums, maybe it's from that VW commercial, maybe it's just the sound of that quiet bleakness we all feel when sadness comes to the door and doesn't want to leave. This music lives with all of us. It exists in quiet lonely nights, chilly autumn evenings, and the muted grey of the world when it's been raining all day.
During his too-short musical career, Nick used music to look at those little feelings we all have and give them an exquisitely beautiful voice.
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