The 1969 UK first press 10-track stereo vinyl LP of Nick Drake’s stunning debut album, Five Leaves Left, was released on the pink ‘block’ label. This label design was short lived, with only two albums having their debut release on this label, and five other earlier Island releases were repressed using this design, making these albums highly desirable and very rare.
The original matt gatefold picture sleeve has the lyrics for Three Hours [here titled ‘Sundown’], Saturday Sun and River Man printed inside.
This issue is housed in a sleeve with the Island logo and Basing Street address along the bottom edge on the rear of the sleeve – only first issue sleeves had these details. The second issue sleeves had a slightly different shade of green on the front. Also the card is thicker on the second issues and the rear of the sleeve just has a small ‘i’ logo where the address is printed on the first issues.
Finding this album in any condition is a task in itself, and despite being underappreciated during his short time with us, this – and all of Nick Drake’s work – has gone on to have the respect it deserves. A timeless debut by one of the greatest singer/songwriters that existed.
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- Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left - Remastered - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £29.99, $41.39, €35.39 (New Item) (arrived 30-Sep-2021 09:34)
NICK DRAKE Five Leaves Left (2013 UK/EU limited edition 'Back to Black' series 10-track remastered audiophile LP pressed on 180gram vinyl. Nick's incredible debut album originally released in 1969, including River Man and Way To Blue. This edition is an authentic reproduction of the 1969 first pressing, with gatefold picture sleeve. Includes a bonus voucher with a choice of High Definition 24-bit and Dubbed From Disc downloads. Factory sealed with hype sticker intact. Essential)#Top 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
- Nick Drake - Bryter Layter - Remastered - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £24.99, $34.49, €29.49 (New Item) (arrived 02-Sep-2021 14:13)
NICK DRAKE Bryter Layter (2013 UK/EU limited edition 'Back to Black' series 9-track remastered audiophile LP pressed on 180-gram vinyl. Nick's much loved second studio album and one of the most beautiful and melancholy albums ever recorded. This edition is an authentic reproduction of the 1970 first pressing, with original textured picture sleeve. Includes a bonus voucher with a choice of High Definition 24-bit and Dubbed From Disc downloads. Factory sealed with hype sticker. Essential) #Top 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
- Nick Drake - Fruit Tree: The Complete Recorded Works - EX - UK - vinyl box set - £125.00, $172.50, €147.50 (New Item) (arrived 28-Jul-2021 13:41)
NICK DRAKE Fruit Tree: The Complete Recorded Works (Rare 1979 UK first issue 35-track triple vinyl LP box set, with each disc in its own unique picture sleeve, complete with a sixteen page extensive biography & lyric booklet, all housed in a clamshell picture box. The box [VG-] shows some light wear and has a scratch mark across the front, whilst the sleeves displays minimal wear or age & the vinyl discs remain in near 'as new' condition. A nice example of this very sought after set NDSP100)