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Pink Moon Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Import


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Nick Drake's avid cult following continues to grow as does the list of contemporary artists who cite the legendary singer/songwriter as an inspiration--from R.E.M., Paul Weller, Travis, Portishead, The Coral and Coldplay to David Gray, Super Furry Animals and Beth Orton. Now a new "best of" compilation, A Treasury (Island/UMe), released September 28, 2004, brings Drake's ... Read more in Amazon's Nick Drake Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (27 April 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Import
  • Label: Hannibal
  • ASIN: B00000064G
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 180,195 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Pink Moon
2. Place To Be
3. Radio
4. Which Will
5. Horn
6. Things Behind The Sun
7. Know
8. Parasite
9. Ride
10. Harvest Breed
11. From The Morning

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

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66 of 67 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 20 Jan. 2005
Format: Audio CD
I am always searching for the perfect album, the album which is totally faultless, which can be listened to over and over again, where there is not a single track you would even consider skipping, not a moment which drags a little, not one second which it could have done without. Finally, I have found one of these albums. Pink Moon is beautiful, bleak, uplifting, haunting, playful, atmospheric all at the same time. It's short at just under 30 minutes, but that seems just the right length for this album. Nick Drake is one of the most skilled virtuoso guitar players I have ever heard, at times its difficult to believe that there isn't a whole band playing, let alone just one man and his guitar. And not only that, his voice is just about the most perfect I have heard - delicate, honest and up front - almost sounds as if he's singing in your room. The lyrics are fascinating and, if you take the effort, add an extra dimension to the album. He sounds like a man who has finally found an inner piece after much turmoil. He sings of innocence, choice, identity, nature, suicude but the overriding feeling I get from this album is certainly not of a man crying out for help, but a very sensitive man who has finally accepted a few truths about life (read the superb lyrics to 'Road'). He seems tired and almost numb after the years of depression. "know that I love you, know that I don't care".
The most brilliant aspect of Nick Drake's music though is of course the songwriting - often relatively simple, often totally unique, always brilliant. Dont expect his music to come immediately - it takes a few listens to appreciate the melodies.
A perfect album. Not just 5/5 but 100/100.
Get this one first, then get Five Leaves Left and Bryter Layter, which are both near perfection too.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 16 Sept. 2003
Format: Audio CD
The year was 1989. I was in the house of a friend who said "have a listen to this". The next twenty nine minutes we sat in total silence listening to a an absolute musical masterpiece. The music is so deep and yet so beautiful. His voice and guitar playing will hold you spellbound and mesmerised. You will want to hear this again and again and again. The world is a sadder place without one Nick Drake. Buy it . It will be the best cash you've ever spent.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By J. Tuffin on 30 Jan. 2001
Format: Audio CD
I suppose it's easy to get all reverential about Nick Drake what with his archetypal early demise etc etc. I don't really believe in all that after the event myth-making. Whatever happened was a private tragedy suffered by the individual, their family, and their friends, and should be left as such. What we are left with, though, is the music. Pink Moon is a brilliant album. I didn't think I'd be as into it as Bryter Layter and Five Leaves Left, because one of the things I loved about those albums was their orchestration. But you get the feeling after listening to Pink Moon that its a kind of masterpiece. The songs are so strong and distinctive, and so expressive, which I didn't expect. I thought they'd just be too paired down for me. They're not because they're the work of a hugely talented songwriter. This is a beautifull album. One of the best I've ever heard. The last song is maybe the most beautiful and positive songs I ever heard. You should think about definately buying this album.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. J. Tupper on 28 May 2000
Format: Audio CD
Stripped bare of slushy strings and any other instrumentation other than a guitar and two or three chords of piano, this is music so intimate that it chokes your breath away. Nick Drake's husk of a voice so ethereal it seeps into every level of your consciousness, you cannot escape. Recorded in the space of a two-night session with producer John Wood in 1972 at a time when Nick's mental state was making it ever more difficult for him to cope with life and it's drudgeries. Music made almost 30 years ago has survived shifts in styles, Nick's time has come, albeit too late, it cannot be categorised, it's timeless. If the etheralness doesn't grab you then other things at other levels will, just listen to Nick Drake's guitar playing ! A veritable salad of open tunings, clusters, complex chord changes - Nick will get you in the end, at any level. "Pink Moon gonna get ye all". The Pink Moon - (which has lead to - he ironically never sold in his lifetime- an incredible revival of his music in the US due to a VW ad) is actually about impending doom and looming catastrophe - an idea found in Eastern mythology. But listen Nick is not all gloom and doom. My own favourite Nick Drake song is "From the Morning" - a song of such excruciating beauty that it makes me, and who knows, the angels weep with joy, it's so positive. That's probably because it's about a renaissance to a better world and a higher level of spirituality an escape that maybe Nick wished for. Nick Drake's legacy is, thanks to Joe Boyd's efforts (he made sure that when he sold his Witchseason record label to Island that Nick's records should never be deleted), secure. "Pink Moon", now tweaked in this remastered edition, has no clutter- just you and Nick. Laid bare.Read more ›
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Charalampos Beilakis on 13 Feb. 2007
Format: Audio CD
I have bought this album a year ago, i keep on listening to it not so often but everytime i do it, it sounds better and better to me. I like it because it is simple. Magic music, wonderful and romantic guitar, poetic lyrics travelling me thought the time and places.

I recommend it whenever you feel like want to relax and escape from this demanding world. Leave the music and Nick Drake's voice to travel you. Just close the lights, stay with some candles on, feel comfortable in your armchair and enjoy it.
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