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Five Leaves Left (1969)

Nick Drake
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Five Leaves Left, recorded in 1969, was the first of three albums by British folk musician Nick Drake. Like Bryter Layter but unlike Pink Moon, this album contains no unaccompanied songs. Drake was accompanied by members of the British folk-rock groups Fairport Convention and Pentangle.
Five Leaves Left was ranked 85th in a 2005 survey held by British television's Channel 4 to determine the 100 greatest albums of all time. In 2003, the album was ranked number 280 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
NME (2 October 1993, p. 29) - Ranked #74 in NME's list of the 'Greatest Albums Of All Time.'
Q (November 1999, p. 162) - Included in Q's Best Folk Albums of All Time - "The pinnacle of a melancholy canon of work so distinctive that admirers can only speculate miserably on what might have been."
Entertainment Weekly (12 May 2000, p.24) - "On his ageless debut, everything - Drake's lispy voice and delicate guitar fingerpicking, arranger Robert Kirby's stately strings - feels shrouded in mist....Drake's most glorious miniatures." - Rating: A
Alternative Press (March 2001, p.88) - "With a voice paradoxically feather-light and grave, [one] of the most

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Tracks

3:11 Way to Blue
2:29 Day Is Done
3:55 Man in a Shed
4:03 Saturday Sun
3:20 The Thoughts of Mary Jane
6:14 Three Hours
4:26 Time Has Told Me
4:46 Fruit Tree
4:46 ’Cello Song
4:19 River Man
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