: NICK DRAKE Pink Moon FIRST ISSUE 1972 UK ISLAND RECORDS VINYL LP WITH FIRST ISSUE PINK RIM, PALM TREE ISLAND RECORD LABELS, CATALOGUE No, ILPS-9184.
Nicholas Rodney Nick Drake 19 June 1948 25 November 1974 was an English singer-songwriter and musician, known for his acoustic guitar-based songs. He failed to find a wide audience during his lifetime but his work has gradually achieved wider notice and recognition. Drake signed to Island Records when he was 20 years old and a student at the University of Cambridge, and released his debut album, Five Leaves Left, in 1969. By 1972, he had recorded two more albums Bryter Layter and Pink Moon. Neither sold more than 5,000 copies on initial release. Drake s reluctance to perform live, or be interviewed, contributed to his lack of commercial success. There is no known footage of the adult Drake he was only ever captured in still photographs and in home footage from his childhood. Drake suffered from depression, particularly during the latter part of his young life. This was often reflected in his lyrics. On completion of his third album, 1972 s Pink Moon, he withdrew from both live performance and recording, retreating to his parents home in rural Warwickshire. On 25 November 1974, Drake died from an overdose of amitriptyline, a prescribed antidepressant he was 26 years old. Whether his death was an accident or suicide has never been resolved.
This very rare Nick Drake album comes complete with its original Ice Blue Island Records inner bag, and is housed in it s original Tinsley Robor Gate-fold Picture Sleeve.
Both record labels are in undamaged Near Mint condition, bright, clean record labels with signs of just a few plays only to the centre of each record label.
This LP has first issue matrix s, Side1ILPS 9184 A-1 U and Side 2: ILPS 9184 B-1 U.
Side 1 stampers, 1 R and Side 2: 1 G G
Both sides of the Vinyl LP are in superb Near Mint condition, beautiful, bright, clean and undamaged vinyl surfaces to both sides, with no scratches, and just a couple of insignificant surface hairlines visible.
The LP play s with great sound quality throughout, there are no clicks or pops, no skips and no background noise, simply a faultless sound quality.
The LP comes in it s original Island Records inner bag and is protected in it s original Excellent Minus condition gate-fold sleeve, the sleeve is very nice and has no major damage with just a few light rub marks to the front and back and light rub marks to the edges.
The gate-fold centre of the sleeve is in superb Near Mint condition.
A really superb example of this very rare 1972 UK Album from Nick Drake.
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