Way to Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake Image
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  • Summary: The live covers of Nick Drake's songs performed by such artists as Vashti Bunyan, Green Gartside of Scritti Politti, Lisa Hannigan, Robyn Hitchcock, and Teddy Thompson were collected by producer Joe Boyd.
  • Record Label: Redeye Music Distribution
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Aug 1, 2013
    80
    Fortunately, most of the singers feel a kinship to Drake that comes through. They communicate that this is a cause worthy of their most thoughtful interpretive skills.
  2. Apr 16, 2013
    80
    They all take some liberties with the music, but Drake's lonely outcast vibe is well-preserved.
  3. Apr 16, 2013
    80
    Exemplifying the work of Joe Boyd (and of Gabrielle Drake, who has been rigorously loyal to her brother's legacy) it's a fascinating and charming example of creative curatorship.
  4. Apr 12, 2013
    70
    This may be no grand revelation, but it has its moments, and overall it’s a thoroughly satisfying sit.
  5. May 10, 2013
    70
    There's nothing here that radically reinvents the delicate beauty of Drake's timeless compositions. [No. 98, p.61]
  6. 60
    Way To Blue avoids the usual patchwork-quilt pitfalls of style and quality that afflict most tribute albums.
  7. Apr 12, 2013
    47
    Way to Blue is too rigid in its approach and too timid in its interpretations to challenge or enlarge our perception of Drake.

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