Five Leaves Left

Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
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Based on 4 reviews
1969 Ratings: #10 / 86
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Based on 177 ratings
1969 Ratings: #8
September 1, 1969 / Release Date
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Island / Label
Folk, Folk Rock / Genres
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ThrowBackG
90
“Do you feel like a remnant
of something that's past?
Do you find things are moving
just a little too fast?
Do you hope to find new ways
of quenching your thirst?
Do you hope to find new ways
of doing better than your worst?”
-Nick Drake, Hazy Jane I

I think anyone can find enjoyment in Nick Drake’s music, but those with an old soul will gravitate to his work the most. It’s an isolating life. You aren’t inherently smarter than your contemporaries, you’re ... read more
morningsbell
86
This was released in the 60s... the 60s!
Doofy
98
Surely the best Drake, the most classic tunes on the one disc and the best balance between sparseness and embellishment out of his three long players.
nullsethope
97
I just don’t know man... this album is fantastic. I already have a bias for chamber folk, but when paired with great songwriting and emotion, I can’t help but love it even more.
TreyLikesBands
94
Amazing

Being Nick Drake's first album, I feel that he's still trying to find his style on here, as many tracks are eclectic and different from one another. Yet, this is exactly one of my favorite aspects of this release; this results in the lack of a dull moment on the record. His voice is super crisp and gentle, which blends will with every style on here. This album reminds me of Donovan's Hurdy Gurdy Man.

Color: Green
FAV TRACKS: Day is Done, Way to Blue, Time Has Told Me, Saturday Sun, ... read more
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Track List

  1. Time Has Told Me
  2. River Man
  3. Three Hours
  4. Way to Blue
  5. Day Is Done
  6. Cello Song
  7. The Thoughts of Mary Jane
  8. Man in a Shed
  9. Fruit Tree
  10. Saturday Sun
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