04 gennaio 2018

Rilanciate anche dal magnifico recupero che ne han fatto recentemente The Unthanks, le canzoni e le poesie di Molly Drake - mamma di Nick e di Gabrielle - tornano nuovamente in circolazione in due edizioni curate da Bryter Music assieme a Fledg'ling Records, una sobria e una più lussuosa, questa con doppio cd e prezioso volume anticato di quasi duecento pagine: The Tide’s Magnificence.

The Tide’s Magnificence comes as a full colour 196 page hard-back case-bound and stitched book printed on contrasting paper stock with printed page edges. The book contains 79 poems by Molly Drake, lyrics to the songs, a 14 page introduction by her daughter, the actor Gabrielle Drake, photos, diary extracts, song manuscripts and handwritten notes by Molly, as well as the essay Give Me A Place To Be, which previously appeared in the book about Nick Drake: Remembered For A While.
There are two CDs containing 26 songs. The first CD was originally released as a limited private pressing in 2013, the second contains 7 unreleased songs all of which were recorded in mono in the 1950s on home tape recorders by Molly’s husband Rodney Drake. The songs were digitally transferred by Nick’s producer and engineer; John Wood and mastered by Simon Heyworth at Super Audio Mastering carefully preserving the varying qualities inevitably found in such old recordings.
Many of the songs and poems were so exquisitely covered on the 2017 tour by The Unthanks and on their CD and vinyl release The Songs Of Molly Drake.
The Tide’s Magnificence is a limited edition, there will only be one pressing of the set before it is made available as a single CD.