Molly Drake

by Molly Drake

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scottish-tradition-keeper Molly Drake has as great a song-writing ability as her son, Nick. Most poignant is that she was never acknowledge in her lifetime, but I am so glad that her daughter released this bird from its cage.
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Nekorz For all those curious of Nick Drake's inspiration and mother, or those interested in the gorgeousness of raw and unhindered musical expression. This album collects many of Molly Drake's recordings, some holding tragedy, some holding joy. Whilst mostly for those adoring Nick Drake, this collection may hold a special place for those who enjoy an aged typicality of music, which held vicarious, changing disposition following nought but the heart and ear.
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Mirt Klaar Her voice, her songs touch me so deeply! I was wishing that Gabrielle took the decision to make this work after I listened Molly singing in the tapes on the Nick's film "A skin too few". Thank you for this great gift to us!!!
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    Only 1000 made. Handmade custom wallet, letterpressed and assembled in Brooklyn, NY.

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Squirrel Thing Recordings, the label behind the mysterious lost recordings of Connie Converse, is proud to announce the release of Molly Drake—a self-titled collection of never-before-heard songs recorded in the 1950’s at the Drake family home, and lovingly restored by Nick Drake’s engineer John Wood. According to Joe Boyd, legendary producer of Five Leaves Left and Bryter Later, “this is the missing link in the Nick Drake story.”

Molly Drake is a comprehensive first look at a singular and sophisticated artist, whose influence on her son’s celebrated musical style is undeniable. The CD features a custom letterpressed jacket, family photos, and a biography by her daughter, Gabrielle Drake.

Much like her son, Molly Drake’s music is at once beautiful, charming, dark and pensive. The easy elegance of her lyrics belies their deeper themes of regret, memory, dread, and the sublime, crystallized as only a poet can. Her performances are intimately staged in the family sitting room, and perfectly complemented by her own piano accompaniment.


released March 5, 2013

Vinyl LP first issued October 2013

Released by Squirrel Thing Recordings

All songs written and performed by Molly Drake
Recorded at home in Far Leys by Rodney Drake
Produced for Bryter Music by John Wood & Cally
Mastered by Simon Heyworth
All songs © 2012 and published by Bryter Music (Fintage House)

Produced and designed for Squirrel Thing by Dan Dzula & David Herman
Released under licence from Bryter Music
Jacket illustrations by Mike Schultz; manufactured by Middle Press



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