Nick Drake arrived unannounced to drop the master tapes for this album into his record company’s offices before disappearing back into self-imposed seclusion. Pink Moon can be listened to as a diary of its deeply troubled creator’s state of mind, a defiantly stark and uncommercial record in marked contrast to the lush autumnal beauty of his first two albums. However, it is arguably Drake’s most perfect musical expression. The eleven tracks achieve a haiku-like perfection, with only a piano overdub on the title track intruding on the exquisite stillness achieved by the razor-sharp recording of Drake’s acoustic guitar and his delicate voice. Sad but brilliant.
Tracks: Pink Moon; Place To Be; Road; Which Will; Horn; Things Behind The Sun; Know; Parasite; Free Ride; Harvest Breed; From The Morning....