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Nick Drake Reboxed


09/27/07
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(PR) On November 6, 2007, UME/Fontana will release an updated version of the legendary Nick Drake box set Fruit Tree. Originally released in 1979, Fruit Tree has been out of print for seven years. In addition to all three of Nick Drake's classic studio albums - Five Leaves Left, Bryter Layter and Pink Moon, this one time only, limited edition pressing (8,000 copies) of Fruit Tree includes, on DVD for the first time, the Nick Drake biographical film "A Skin Too Few", and a new 108-page book.

The book includes comprehensive lyric sheets, exclusive interviews with Nick's producer Joe Boyd and engineer John Wood who discuss each song Nick recorded under their auspices, a song-by-song musical breakdown and history by Robin Frederick and the original sleevenotes by Arthur Lubow. The sleeves feature replicas of the original Fruit Tree artwork.

Additionally, a limited quantity of the set (2,000 units) will be available on premium vinyl. This vinyl set, which includes the DVD and book, is also a one-time run only. The upgraded reissue gives fans old and new the opportunity to buy Nick's three classic studio albums in one set at a decent price and will be a welcome addition for collectors.

The Fruit Tree release will be marked by two major Nick Drake events in San Francisco, and one in Los Angeles in early October:

Tuesday, October 2nd, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco City Arts & Lectures and Noise Pop present "Remembering Nick Drake," an evening of conversation with Nick's sister Gabrielle Drake, producer Joe Boyd who discovered, signed and produced Drake, and singer/songwriter Jolie Holland. The event, which takes place at The Herbst Theater, is part of the Talking Music Series. More information at: w.cityarts.net/program.talking.music.html

Wednesday, October 3rd, San Francisco, CA
The 8th Annual San Francisco Documentary Festival will screen documentary "A Skin Too Few" at the Roxie Theater. More information at: http://sfindie.com/

Friday, October 5th, Los Angeles, CA
The American Cinematheque presents a special evening saluting Nick Drake at Grauman's Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. The event titled "A Place To Be - A Celebration of Nick Drake" - includes the official Los Angeles Premiere of "A Skin Too Few" and includes the World Theatrical Premiere of a series of short filmed homages to Nick Drake- created by admirers including Heath Ledger, Jonas Mekas and Tim Pope - collectively titled "Their Place: Reflections On Nick Drake". Special guests Gabrielle Drake, Joe Boyd and Robin Frederick will be on hand for a Q&A panel discussion. More information at: http://www.americancinematheque.com

A SKIN TOO FEW (DVD)
Synopsis:
"I always say that Nick was born with a skin too few", says actress Gabrielle about her brother, the English singer-songwriter Nick Drake (1948-1974). It took twenty posthumous years for his music to gain recognition. The documentary "A Skin Too Few" approaches the silent landscapes, locations, people and music in his life, with contributions from Joe Boyd, Gabrielle Drake, Nick's Cambridge friend and string arranger Robert Kirby and Paul Weller.

Track listings:

Five Leaves Left:
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

Bryter Layter:
1) Introduction
2) Hazey Jane II
3) At The Chime Of A City Clock
4) One Of These Things First
5) Hazey Jane I
6) Bryter Layter
7) Fly
8) Poor Boy
9) Northern Sky
10) Sunday

Pink Moon:
1) Pink Moon
2) Place To Be
3) Road
4) Which Will
5) Horn
6) Things Behind The Sun
7) Know
8) Parasite
9) Free Ride
10) Harvest Breed
11) From the Morning

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