On 7th July a new NICK DRAKE tribute album, named
The Endless Coloured Ways – The Songs Of Nick Drake
will be released.
Folk songsmith Drake (1948-1974) was/is an inspiration for many singer-songwriters.
His 3 LPs Five Leaves Left (1969), Bryter Layter (1970) and Pink Moon (1972) were and
still are widely lauded. The trouble artist died following an overdose of amitriptyline,
an antidepressant, aged only 26.
25 covers will feature on the compilation. Involved among others are Bombay
Bicycle Club & The Staves, Let’s Eat Grandma, Ben Harper, John Parish, David Gray,
Craig Armstrong, Liz Phair, John Grant and Irish post-punk heroes Fontaines D.C.
The latter are the first to be heard. They picked ‘CELLO SONG from Drake’s
1969 debut LP Five Leaves Left. The Irishmen’s version is just splendid in their
own haunting way.
NICK DRAKE: AllMusic