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Nick Drake: Way To Blue (Island)

Stuart Maconie, Q, July 1994

IN FEBRUARY 1972, upon the release of Pink Moon, Nick Drake's third and final album proper, the press information issued by Island Records ran, in part, thus: "Nobody at Island is really sure where Nick lives these days. We're pretty sure he left his flat in Hampstead some time ago. We have a bank agreement for him so that he's always got his rent money and some spending bread, so there's no need for him to make more appearances than he does. The chances of Nick actually playing in public are more than remote."

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