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Titel River Man
Komposition Nick Drake, 1968
Originalinterpret Nick Drake
Klicks 20102
Info Two albums before his solemn swan song Pink Moon, Nick Drake was already meditating on some oppressively heavy topics. With its fixation on the relentless passing of time, "River Man" is the loveliest and most delicate of those from his debut, Five Leaves Left. Over plaintive strums, Drake's mournful voice paints images of fallen leaves, passing seasons, and the flowing river. What Drake does with his voice and an acoustic guitar is haunting enough, but it's Harry Robinson's string arrangement that makes it absolutely chilling. Singing the "Prufrock"-inspired refrain of "How they come and go," Drake's voice is swallowed up by the strings, which swell like a rising tide. --John Motley, www.pitchforkmedia.com

Gefundene Versionen
Interpret Titel Label/Jahr Platz
Nick Drake "Five Leaves Left" Island, 1969
The Changelings "Brittle Days - A Tribute To Nick Drake" Imaginary, 1992
R. Stevie Moore "Brittle Days - A Tribute To Nick Drake" Imaginary, 1992
Brad Mehldau Trio "Songs - The Art Of The Trio Volume 3" Warner, 1998
Andy Bey "Shades Of Bey" Evidence/12th Street, 1998
Norma Waterson "The Very Thought Of You" Hannibal, 1999
Pendikel "In Search Of A Master - In Search Of A Slave (A Tribute To Nick Drake)" blueNoise, 2000
Blackmail "In Search Of A Master - In Search Of A Slave (A Tribute To Nick Drake)" blueNoise, 2000
Denvar "Jeremy Flies - A Tribute To Nick Drake" Um&Ah, 2001
Andy Bey "Tuesdays In Chinatown" Minor Music/12th Street, 2002
Keith James "The Songs of Nick Drake" Hurdy Gurdy, 2003
Mount Analog with Jesse Sykes "Poor Boy - Songs Of Nick Drake" Songlines, 2004
Nick Drake "Made To Love Magic" Island, 2004
Brad Mehldau "Live In Tokyo" Nonesuch, 2004
Roberto Angelini & Rodrigo D'Erasmo "Pong Moon - Sognando Nick Drake" Storie, 2005
Julia Hülsmann Trio with Roger Cicero "Good Morning Midnight" Act, 2006
Till Brönner "Oceana" Verve, 2006
Christopher O'Riley "Second Grace: The Music of Nick Drake" World Village, 2007
Steve Evans Quartet "2 Sets" Esc, 2007
Keith James "The Songs of Nick Drake - Live at the High Barn" Hurdy Gurdy, 2008
Songs To The Siren "Songs To The Siren 2" E=MC², 2010
Jason Parker Quartet "Five Leaves Left" Broken Time, 2011
#Kurt Elling "Rhythm Sessions" Universal/Concord, 2012
Teddy Thompson "Way To Blue: The Songs Of Nick Drake" Navigator, 2013
David LeMaitre "Latitude" Play It Again Sam, 2013
Lizz Wright "Freedom & Surrender" Universal/Concord, 2015
Chrissie Hynde & The Valve Bone Woe Ensemble "Valve Bone Woe" BMG, 2019