Nick Drake -Family Tree

Nick Drake -Family Tree
Artist: Nick DrakeReview: The three LPs Nick Drake had completed by the time of his 1974death – each of them pretty, vaguely haunting and emo before therewas such a thing – have gone from cult treasures to consistentsellers, which explains the demand for this twenty-eight-trackcollection of rarities, covers and alternate versions, many of themhome-recorded. Too bad Drake’s back pages are so forgettable. Acouple of songs stand up: The gorgeous pastoral daydream “Rain,” alow-fi take on Dylan’s “Tomorrow Is A Long… Rating: 2 Stars[Lees verder]

Ben Sidran -Talking Jazz
Artist: Ben SidranReview: Featuring in-depth interviews conducted by musician-journalistSidran, this twenty-four-disc behemoth originally aired on NPR.Interviewees range from Art Blakey to Donald Fagen, and Sidran’slow-key style suggests Charlie Rose with smarter questions. Be gladthis collection exists: Talking Jazz offers the rarechance to hear late greats like Miles Davis discuss everything bothtechnical (how a flatted-ninth note changed his life) and personal(how geniuses are selfish bastards). Rating: 3.5 Stars[Lees verder]

Nick Drake -Family Tree
Artist: Nick DrakeReview: The three LPs Nick Drake had completed by the time of his 1974death – each of them pretty, vaguely haunting and emo before therewas such a thing – have gone from cult treasures to consistentsellers, which explains the demand for this twenty-eight-trackcollection of rarities, covers and alternate versions, many of themhome-recorded. Too bad Drake’s back pages are so forgettable. Acouple of songs stand up: The gorgeous pastoral daydream “Rain,” alow-fi take on Dylan’s “Tomorrow Is A Long… Rating: 2 Stars[Lees verder]

Ben Sidran -Talking Jazz
Artist: Ben SidranReview: Featuring in-depth interviews conducted by musician-journalistSidran, this twenty-four-disc behemoth originally aired on NPR.Interviewees range from Art Blakey to Donald Fagen, and Sidran’slow-key style suggests Charlie Rose with smarter questions. Be gladthis collection exists: Talking Jazz offers the rarechance to hear late greats like Miles Davis discuss everything bothtechnical (how a flatted-ninth note changed his life) and personal(how geniuses are selfish bastards). Rating: 3.5 Stars[Lees verder]