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This review is from: Nick Drake's "Pink Moon" (33 1/3) (Paperback)I won't be saying anything new here, but just had to add my voice to dissuading anyone even remotely considering this book. It is a protracted extract from someone's journalism dissertation on how the Drake Family Trust sold a Nick Drake song to advertise Volksvagen with - I kid you not - extensive quotes from the ad agency explaining their motivation for choosing the title. WHO CARES?? Who on earth remembers this ad, only a decade later? Of what interest is it to anyone while likes the music?
But that's not the real problem. While most fans of Nick will probably find the commercial exploitation of this quiet, personal music somewhat crass, the author of this book aknowledges no such sentiments, taking it for granted that art can be pillaged and devalued to serve the needs of corporations.
It probably isn't fair to blame Amanda Petrusich for the woeful hack job she did on this book. She probably did it for pittance and the series editor probably didn't care much about what went into the books anyway.