it is going to rock SO HARD. actually i think there's some recordings of her singing in one of the drake documentaries, and it's pretty nice stuff, you can tell that she influenced nick quite a bit. sort of seems like releasing something by the dude's mom would be the ultimate in barrel scraping, but i am curious to hear it.
― tylerw, Friday, 11 May 2012 22:53 (1 year ago) Permalink
ian macdonald's essay on drake is classic.
― (The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Friday, 11 May 2012 22:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
oh here's a radio show about her: http://www.wnyc.org/shows/spinning/2012/apr/22/
― tylerw, Friday, 11 May 2012 22:59 (1 year ago) Permalink
There's a couple of tracks on "Family Tree" she sings on.
― Mark G, Friday, 11 May 2012 23:00 (1 year ago) Permalink
This is the missing link in the Nick Drake Story” (Joe Boyd)
We are pleased to announce the release of a privately-pressed CD plus a collection of poems by Molly Drake, Nick Drake’s mother. Some of you will be aware of her songs having watched the film A Skin Too Few or having bought the compilation album Family Tree. It is due the response from this exposure that we feel the time may be right to release some more material. Molly Drake wrote and performed songs just for herself, her friends and her family. She did not seek publication for them or for her poems, which seem to have been deeply personal observations. Fortunately, for us, her husband made amateur recordings of her songs on tapes that have lain dormant for 60 years.
The sound quality of the recordings reflects their home-made nature as well as the age of the magnetic tape. Though they have been repaired and made listenable to, the recordings have not been over-restored, since we feel that the sound quality is an integral part of this first experience of Molly’s music. The entire recording was engineered by John Wood, Nick Drake’s friend, engineer and co-producer of Pink Moon.
The 19 songs include How Wild The Wind Blows, I Remember, Poor Mum and Do You Ever Remember?
The CD comes with a 70 page booklet containing 45 poems housed in a card portfolio.
This initial edition is only available here:
― Lee626, Friday, 11 May 2012 23:11 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Mark G, Friday, 11 May 2012 23:19 (1 year ago) Permalink