Bryter Layter by Nick Drake

Bryter Layter should obviously be in your record collection, and luckily you don’t have to spend £1,000,000 on a crackly old dog of a copy anymore. Island have faithfully remastered and reissued this beautiful thing from the (almost) original master tapes, and packaged it so it’s just like how your Dad would have bought it back in the day.

Vinyl LP £18.99 3734755

180g vinyl reissue LP on Island.

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Vinyl Double LP £30.99 3713435

ReDISCovered Edition LP box + poster + download on UMC.

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Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
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10/10 Penrith Steve 25th October 2014

Nick Drake recorded three albums in his tragically short life. All of them were different in execution, all of them as good as each other, all of them are absolutely essential. “Bryter Layter” is the second of the triumvirate. It’s hard to pick a favourite of the three, but this one is the one that seems to spring to mind first when posed with such a conundrum. There is more instrumental accompaniment on this, lush string and brass arrangements, bass, piano, viola, organ, which fleshes out the songs a little more unlike “Five Leaves Left” which does have some accompaniment and “Pink Moon” which was Just voice and guitar. Richard Thompson and Dave Pegg from Fairport Convention are part of the backing band. One of the album’s highlights, “Poor Boy” ended up with a chorus of female backing singers on it due to producer Joe Boyd taking inspiration from Leonard Cohen’s “So Long Marianne”. John Cale added instrumentation to the brilliant “Northern Sky” and “Fly” after a hearing the work in progress at the recording studio with Joe Boyd and being amazed at Nick Drake’s talent. “One of These Things First” and “At The Chime Of A City Clock” are other highlights. I can’t recommend this album enough.

9/10 Miguel Customer rating (no review), 31st March 2020
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