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 - 2nd + 'Eye' Logo Sleeve - UK - vinyl LP - £395.00, $493.75, €442.40 (New Item) (arrived 29-Jun-2020 10:03)
NICK DRAKE Five Leaves Left (Rare 1972 UK pink rimmed 'palm tree' label issue of the legendary 1969 10-track stereo vinyl LP, housed in what is generally regarded as the first edition of the gatefold picture sleeve, with the Island 'eye' logo & the Basing Street address along the bottom edge on the back, with the lyrics for Three Hours [here titled 'Sundown'], Saturday Sun & River Man printed inside. See 'More Info' for further details...)