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Nick Drake: Dreaming England by Nathan Wiseman-Trowse

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  • Nick Drake: Dreaming England by Nathan Wiseman-Trowse



    Interesting and lovely book by a friend of mine examining the quintessentially English tag given to Nick Drake's sound.

    It's published by Reaktion Books

    Since his untimely death in 1974 at the age of 26, singer-songwriter Nick Drake has not only gained a huge international audience, which eluded him during his lifetime, but has come to represent the epitome of English romanticism. Drake’s small but much-loved body of work has evoked comparisons with Blake, Keats, Vaughan Williams and Delius, placing him within a long line of English mystical Romantics. Yet upon closer inspection Drake’s work betrays a myriad of international, cosmopolitan influences and approaches that seem to confound his status as archetypal English troubadour.

    Just over £10 on Amazon
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    Maybe its downbeat with depressing themes and technically imperfect vocals but it is an excellent example of a downbeat mix with depressing themes and technically imperfect vocals


    A heathen, conceivably, but not, I hope, an unenlightened one

    http://www.mixcloud.com/paulhillery/
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