Nick Drake's Pink Moon (33 1/3)

By Amanda Petrusich

Pink Moon explores how Nick Drake's 3rd and ultimate album has puttered and purred its manner right into a new millennium. gains interviews with manufacturer Joe Boyd, string arranger Robert Kirby, or even the promoting group at the back of the VW Cabrio advertisement that introduced the album to platinum prestige greater than thirty years after its release.

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