Archive for September, 2007

NICK DRAKE BOX SET “FRUIT TREE.”

September 12th, 2007

Island Records plan to release an updated version of the legendary Nick Drake box set “Fruit Tree.”

Originally released in 1979, “Fruit Tree” has been out of print for seven years.
In addition to all three of Nick’s classic studio albums – Five Leaves Left, Bryter Layter and Pink Moon, this one time only, limited edition pressing (10,000 copies) of “Fruit Tree” includes, on DVD for the first time, the Nick Drake biographical film “A Skin Too Few” and a new 108-page book featuring song by song analysis by producer Joe Boyd, engineer John Wood, arranger Robert Kirby and songwriter/music journalist and friend Robin Frederick. The CD sleeves feature mini replicas of the original sleeves and the box itself replicates the first edition of the “Fruit Tree” set .

Additionally, a limited quantity of the set (2,000 units) will be available on premium vinyl. This vinyl set, which includes the DVD and book, is also a one-time run only. Each album will be housed in a rendition of its original vinyl sleeve.

The release will be marked by two major Nick Drake themed events in San Francisco and Los Angeles, USA, in early October:

Tuesday, October 2nd, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco City Arts %26 Lectures and Noise Pop present “Remembering Nick Drake,” an evening of conversation with Nick’s sister Gabrielle Drake, producer Joe Boyd who discovered, signed and produced Drake, and singer/songwriter Jolie Holland. The event, which takes place at The Herbst Theater, is part of the Talking Music Series. More information at: www.cityarts.net/program.talking.music.html

Wednesday, October 3rd, San Francisco, CA
The 8th Annual San Francisco Documentary Festival will screen documentary “A Skin Too Few” at the Roxie Theater. More information at: sfindie.com

Friday, October 5th, Los Angeles, CA
The American Cinematheque presents a special evening saluting Nick Drake at Grauman’s Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. The event – titled “A Place To Be – A Celebration of Nick Drake” – includes the official Los Angeles Premiere of “A Skin Too Few” and includes the World Theatrical Premiere of a series of short filmed homages to Nick Drake- created by admirers including Heath Ledger, Jonas Mekas and Tim Pope – collectively titled “Their Place: Reflections On Nick Drake”. Special guests Gabrielle Drake, Joe Boyd and Robin Frederick will be on hand for a Q%26A panel discussion. More information at: www.americancinematheque.com

We would like to hold more of these events outside the USA in 2008 if there is sufficient interest!