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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:38 am 

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Beck's covers are my absolute favourites, two of my favourite musicians perfectly blended. The cover of Which Will in particular feels very affectionate but still very much like Beck's work on Sea Change. The trouble with covering Nick is the reverance held by people for the originals, which is very sad in way. Not that Nick's songs are undeserving of it, but a fair portion of them have been ringfenced as a result, it seems. Even someone of Beck's stature is not immune. Whereas artists can and have done weird and wonderful things to, for example, Bob Dylan's catalogue (Jimi Hendrix, PJ Harvey, Mark Lanegan etc etc), Nick is guarded as something very precious and not to be tampered with. As a result Nick covers are often quite tame, the domain of smaller folky artists wishing to pay tribute rather than crack the songs open to see what's inside. I'm not really surprised there are only a handful well known names on the list. I wait in vain for a drill 'n' bass cover of River Man...


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DreamBrother wrote:
The trouble with covering Nick is the reverance held by people for the originals, which is very sad in way. Not that Nick's songs are undeserving of it, but a fair portion of them have been ringfenced as a result, it seems. Even someone of Beck's stature is not immune. Whereas artists can and have done weird and wonderful things to, for example, Bob Dylan's catalogue (Jimi Hendrix, PJ Harvey, Mark Lanegan etc etc), Nick is guarded as something very precious and not to be tampered with. As a result Nick covers are often quite tame, the domain of smaller folky artists wishing to pay tribute rather than crack the songs open to see what's inside. I'm not really surprised there are only a handful well known names on the list. I wait in vain for a drill 'n' bass cover of River Man...


You should check out A Tribute To Nick Drake : In Search Of A Master - In Search Of A Slave (EFA, 2000) - Not tame at all!
Info: http://www.algonet.se/~iguana/DRAKE/germantribute.html


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And do NOT listen to Brittle Days

Probably the worst tribute I've ever heard, to any artist. Even worse than the wretched Come Together tribute to the Fab Four

YIKES!!

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JoeChrisMorris wrote:
And do NOT listen to Brittle Days

Probably the worst tribute I've ever heard, to any artist. Even worse than the wretched Come Together tribute to the Fab Four

YIKES!!


Although I have to admit Brittle Days isn't the best tribute ever, it's good to know this was probably the first large collection of covers of Nick's song. There are some tracks on it that have some quality, but I guess all followers wanted to make a better tribute, so it has had some value :wink:


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3 quality tracks I mean! :)

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JoeChrisMorris wrote:
3 quality tracks I mean! :)


Well, it's been a few years I played the CD, so I'll have to get back another time on this one. I remember I liked No Man's Road, but that's partly because I like this band with Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson. I also like some of the works of Eyeless In Gaza, so I thought it was nice to hear Martyn Bates sing Know (although I can't remember if it stands up to your quality-standards, Joe).

B.t.w. I thought I could live with the song by song review from Mikael Ledin on http://www.algonet.se/~iguana/DRAKE/covers.html


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ah, I LOVE that review! :D

Be warned - its a REALLY nasty album to listen to all the way through..

By way of illustration... theres a Love/Arthur Lee tribute (We're all normal and we want our freedom) that has "Bummer in the summer" sung with a little girls voice (!) and renders the track UNLISTENABLE (and this a track from Loves FOREVER CHANGES album, mate!!

anyways, picture the Brittle Days as experiments ALL IN THAT VEIN!

appalling album, just ghastly. Does NOT hold up well. I have no problem with people doing tracks like Horn on a ukelele, or breaking wind to the rythm of Which Will, but
this is SUCH an appalling album.

Hopefully its not the first thing that a Nick Drake fan will own! :P

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JoeChrisMorris wrote:
Hopefully its not the first thing that a Nick Drake fan will own! :P


:D Well, I had my Fruit Tree-LP-box years before, so that went oké. The funny thing though was that after I bought Brittle Days I found out they had put Bryter Layer in the jewel case! :evil: I had to travel 100 km to get the "right" CD. B.t.w. I like the Mellotron on Riverman by The Changelings and the Scott Appel-version from From The Morning starts in a traditional way, but ends up nicely with a different arrangement. I guess I named 3 now. :wink:


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Dint Scott Appel have two or three on `Brittle Days'? .Wasn't they oke?


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bmore wrote:
Dint Scott Appel have two or three on `Brittle Days'? .Wasn't they oke?


Yes, he did From The Morning and Hazy Jane and they were oké. He also wrote one of the (two) liner notes, called "Nick Drake - A Soul With No Footprint"


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I'm sure this has been posted here at some point, but I just found this post:

http://time-has-told-me.blogspot.com/2009/12/va.html

Cover versions included:

Anathema - Cello Song
Archer Prewitt - Parasite
Beck - Parasite
Beck - Pink Moon
Beck - Which Will
Ben Wilkinson - From the Morning
Ben Wilkinson - Pink Moon
Ben Wilkinson - Place to Be
Brad Mehldau - Riverman
Ceylan Hay - Things Behind The Sun
Claudia Scott - Northern Sky
Counting Crows -Black Eyed Dog (pretty sure this is The Black Crowes)
Damien Jurado - Parasite
Damien Jurado - Place to Be
Damien Jurado - Rider on the Wheel
Damien Jurado - Which Will
Duncan Sheik - River Man
Geva Alon - Pink Moon
Gomachi - Riverman
Gomez - Black Eyed Dog
Graham Coxon - Been Smoking To Long (peel)
Graham Coxon - Been Smoking To Long
Hilary Woods (JJ72) - Black Eyed Dog
Javier Trejo - Time Has Told Me
Juliana Hatfield - Pink Moon)
Leo O'Kelly - Northern Sky
Los Planetas - Nothern Sky (Cielo del Norte)
Lucinda Williams - Which Will
My Morning Jacket - Northern Sky
Norah Jones - Day Is Done
Oberon Carter - Watching the Sea Rise and Fall (sorry, not ND song;;)
Placebo - Been Smoking To Long
Portastic - Northern Sky
Richard Thompson - Time Has Told Me [noise]
Richard Thompson - Time Has Told Me
Robin Frederik - Been Smoking To Long
Robyn Hitchcock - Pink Moon
Robyn Hitchcock - River Man
Sebadoh - Pink Moon
Stendek the Great - Pink Moon
Tim Reynolds - Time Has Told Me 1
Tim Reynolds - Time Has Told Me 2
Tom Barman & Guy Van Nueten - Fruit Tree
Tom Barman & Guy Van Nueten - Riverman
Toshack Highway - Parasite
Ushuaia Rocks! - Pink Moon
Will Stratton herohill WOTB - Place to Be

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Dan33185 wrote:
I'm sure this has been posted here at some point, but I just found this post:

http://time-has-told-me.blogspot.com/2009/12/va.html

Cover versions included:

Anathema - Cello Song


I think this is Danny Cavanagh, the guitarist of Anathema, who made a tribute-album to Nick Drake, called A Place To Be, which includes indeed Cello Song.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:21 am 

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Sam Beam!

This guy is one of the greatest folk singers EVER!!

To hear him cover the master sends shivers.....

Lots say Drakes voice is quite as a breeze, Iron & Wine is just as hushed.

Stunning cover........

http://youtu.be/HBorhKD1uqI


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