Bryter Layter

Nick Drake

SKU: 3734755

Barcode: 602537347551

18.00 £18.00
  • Genre: Folk
  • Label: Island
  • Released Date: 9th October 2014
  • Buying Format:
    1LP Includes Download Code

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First released in November 1970, Bryter Layter expands on themes introduced by Drake in his debut album Five Leaves Left (1969). Principally featuring Nick on vocals and guitar performing his own original material, and using the same production team of Joe Boyd, John Wood, and orchestrator Robert Kirby Bryter Layter is unusual in that it contains three instrumentals composed by Nick. Musicians on the album include members of Fairport Convention, The Beach Boys and John Cale. Fresh from producing former Velvet Underground bandmate Nico, Cale played on and arranged two songs including Northern Sky – the song described by the NME in 2004 as “the greatest English love song of modern times”.

Though Bryter Layter met with an indifferent set of media reviews when it was released, it went on to be included in the Rolling Stone top 500 albums of all time and reached 23 in Q magazine’s 100 Greatest British Albums Ever chart.

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Track Listings

Side 1
1. Introduction
2. Hazey Jane II
3. The Chime Of A City Clock
4. One Of These Things First
5. Hazey Jane I

Side 2
1. Bryter Layter
2. Fly
3. Poor Boy
4. Northern Sky
5. Sunday

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