Nick Drake - Bryter Layter - 1971 Folk Rock - Sealed LP

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Nick Drake – Bryter Layter

Label:    Island Records – ILPS 9134
Format:   Vinyl, LP, Album
First press released in a textured cover on a "palm" pink rim Island label.
Timings of the songs in no brackets
"Produced by Joe Boyd for Witchseason Productions" written on one line
"STEREO" is written on the right side of the labels below the publishing year
℗ 1970
Country:    UK
Released:    Mar 1971
Genre:    Rock, Folk, World, & Country
Style:    Folk Rock, Folk

A1        Introduction
A2        Hazey Jane II
A3        At The Chime Of A City Clock
A4        One Of These Things First
A5        Hazey Jane I

B1        Bryter Layter
B2        Fly
B3        Poor Boy
B4        Northern Sky
B5        Sunday


"Don't get me wrong, I LOVE "Five Leaves Left" and "Pink Moon" well as "Time of No Reply."
A lot of people dismiss this as overly orchestrated, saccharine, etc. I disagree. It's very flowing and resonant.
Introduction--seems to be a very good transition from "Five Leaves Left" and this album. Very lush luster on it.
Hazy Jane II--I tend to nod my head along to the intro in this song. Drake's voice seems to be even more fragile in the beginning, and then it lowers and becomes stronger as the song becomes takes on a more assured tone.
At the Chime of a City Clock--The beat of this goes along with the lyrics. Seems to be written in a minor key. I don't know, but it's very pretty.
One of These Things First--Probably one of my favorite songs of all time. I love the guitar on this...the piano is crystal-clear, and I love it, too...kind of overshadows the guitar, but still excellent.
Hazy Jane I--I love the orchestrations on this. It's a love song, saying that he accepts's just my interpretation, though...right up there with Northern Sky and Pink Moon. Without a doubt, one of my favorite songs.
Bryter Layter--Beautiful flute and guitar harmonizing. It's so inspiring that I kind of wish that Nick wrote lyrics for this. But then again, that would ruin the beautiful amorphous quality of this.
Fly--Kind of a doleful song. One could just see him standing or sitting dolefully among a tree or two. Check out the lyrics for this.
Poor Boy--Starts out being kind of "coffee-house jazzy"...the background singers are rather sketchy, in my opinion...I like the jazz aspect of this song. I love it when he says, "rover"'s cute.
Northern Sky--Beautiful as a Northern Sky....The ending is fine, but I'm just all hung up on that middle part. Beautifully underrated love song...blows all the other fluff garbage singers today out of the water. Drake's voice sounds like he's very much in love.
Sunday--An instrumental with a flute as the "voice." Very expressive, has kind of an elusive quality to it...". { Amazon Customer }

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Format LP
Color Black