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Nick Drake — From The Morning
Album: Pink Moon
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Released: 1972
Length: 2:26
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A day once dawned and it was beautiful
A day once dawned from the ground
Then the night she fell and the air was beautiful
The night she fell all around

So look, see the days
The endless coloured ways
And go play the game that you learned
From the morning

And now we rise and we are everywhere
And now we rise from the ground
And see she flies, and she is everywhere
See she flies all around

So look, see the sights
The endless summer nights
And go play the game that you learned
From the morning
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He was ahead of his time, and this is beautiful.
I've had this at a 9 for a long time. After reading the lyrics, I finally bumped it to a 10.
I can hear the influence on Glen Hansard in this one.  I could listen to Nick Drake all day and never get tired of him.
Another darling of RP, I know, but his guitar work was just too busy for his sleepy vocal delivery. Hope to hear something I like  or think better of it someday :)
I don't think I had ever heard of Nick Drake before hearing him on RP. The more I have listened to his songs, the more I like them. In fact over time, RP has transformed what I listen to. Repeatedly I have said to myself, "why was I not listening to this 10, 20, 30 or 40 years ago! Over time, RP has profoundly expanded my appreciation for music. Nick Drake is just one of many examples of this. Thank you Radio Paradise.
 VV wrote:
Almost impossible to listen to any of his songs without feeling a deep sense of angst for the artist and his short life.
 

That may be the reason I always skip his songs as fast as I can. Not that I think they're bad, just something inside of me feels unexplainably alarmed in a really unsettling way. Anyway, thanks for providing a possible explanation to this!
 cely wrote:
How is it that no one else ever manages to get this intimate guitar/vocal combination when this was recorded in the early 70s?  Don't even talk to me about Ray LaMontagne. Not close.
 
I also read somewhere that he never showed anyone how he tuned his guitar and no one has been able to duplicate. I'm not a musician so this may be off.
I came to Nick Drake via the infamous VW ad. I lived in Northern CA at the time and the ad and song absolutely captured a night drive there. Just uncanny (or regional intention) . I wish I had been exposed to him in the 70s. The production and musionship so different than anyone else, even Fairport, Sandy, etc.
 cely wrote:
How is it that no one else ever manages to get this intimate guitar/vocal combination when this was recorded in the early 70s?  Don't even talk to me about Ray LaMontagne. Not close.
 
There were several other folk musicians in the early '70s who attained similar sounds to this; especially artists who worked with this producer and engineer, such as John Martyn and Fairport Convention.  It also has a lot to do with how Drake plucked and strummed the strings.  Recording techniques today are quite different, even for acoustic guitar stuff, so I don't know if someone like LaMontagne could truly replicate the sound, even if he wanted to..
How is it that no one else ever manages to get this intimate guitar/vocal combination when this was recorded in the early 70s?  Don't even talk to me about Ray LaMontagne. Not close.
I may have posted this before but back in 2000 when Pink Moon was featured in the VW TV commercial it reminded me that Nick Drake was often played on WNEW FM back in the 70's. Fond memories. I then bought the box set, loaded the five discs in my CD changer and played those discs exclusively through the winter from November 'til March.Nick Drake provided the background music to my gazing out the window to the gray skies and leafless trees in my window view. Couldn't get my spirits any lower but beautiful just the same. Other than listening to Nick Drake I streamed RadioParadise which always picked me up. Thank you Bill!
Almost impossible to listen to any of his songs without feeling a deep sense of angst for the artist and his short life.
 Webfoot wrote:

Great segue. First get me thinking of Nick Drake on a cover then pull out another Drake song. Excellent!



 
Did it again today.  Nice job Bill
Excellent!!!
Oh, thank you for playing this.
Very relaxing song. I really enjoyed it.  
All that water in the background makes me want to pee. Off to powder my nose...
Poor bugger. He might have had a chance these days. Great stuff while he was able to...It's nice some people saw that.
 Lazarus wrote:

Everybody in my churches loves this song...
 

 
..hope yer church carries on..
{#Notworthy}       {#Notworthy}       {#Notworthy} 

This album was one of my little guy's lullaby cds for a long time.... it works wonders, and I mean that with all respect and appreciation.


Great segue. First get me thinking of Nick Drake on a cover then pull out another Drake song. Excellent!



Everybody in my churches loves this song...
 
Very good indeed - such a gentle and evocative song. Once again I salute the genius of Nick Drake!  {#Good-vibes}
 sirdroseph wrote:
Sad though, I hope this song does not get ruinated by television commercials like Pink Moon. I can't even listen to that used to be wonderful song anymore and now this one is in danger of being removed from my playlist as well.{#Sad} Freekin AT&T!{#Arghhh}

 
I like when RP educates me as to where these 'commercial' songs originate!
 rabbi_phil wrote:
George: ...i don't even like the Drake.   Jerry:you don't like the Drake?  George:hate the Drake. Elaine: I *love* the Drake.  Jerry:how could you not like the Drake?   George: who's the Drake?  Elaine: WHO'S the Drake?  Jerry: the Drake is good.  Jerry: Do You like the Drake?  Kramer: I Loove the Drake!          Rabbi Phil:  Drake is good, love Drake.      

 
If only there were more love to go 'round...


insta-ten is activated for Nick
o yes
George: ...i don't even like the Drake.   Jerry:you don't like the Drake?  George:hate the Drake. Elaine: I *love* the Drake.  Jerry:how could you not like the Drake?   George: who's the Drake?  Elaine: WHO'S the Drake?  Jerry: the Drake is good.  Jerry: Do You like the Drake?  Kramer: I Loove the Drake!          Rabbi Phil:  Drake is good, love Drake.      

Lovely segue Bill, thank you.
 kingart wrote:
Alexi Murdoch reminds me of Drake. 
 

{#Yes}
 helgigermany wrote:
BTW i love surreal covers!
 
Agreed.

Not enough painted covers like this these days. 
Alexi Murdoch reminds me of Drake. 
Sad though, I hope this song does not get ruinated by television commercials like Pink Moon. I can't even listen to that used to be wonderful song anymore and now this one is in danger of being removed from my playlist as well.{#Sad} Freekin AT&T!{#Arghhh}

BTW i love surreal covers!

from the morning  by °°k°°
Karen 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/krkrkr12345/

A day once dawned, and it was beautiful
A day once dawned from the ground
Then the night she fell
And the air was beautiful
The night she fell all around.

So look see the days
The endless coloured ways
And go play the game that you learnt
From the morning.

And now we rise
And we are everywhere
And now we rise from the ground
And see she flies
And she is everywhere
See she flies all around

So look see the sights
The endless summer nights
And go play the game that you learnt
From the morning.

by Nick Drake

Copyright All rights reserved


 Jeff09 wrote:
I agree.  BTW, you are lucky to be living in BA...a beautiful city with amazing culture.
 
:-) yes, I love this city, still with all its troubles, noises, pollution and conflicts.. I was born and I've grown up here

 Felix_The_Cat wrote:

Just did and erased comment! ;-)
I insist: all the music is world music.. there's not such a genre as "world music", unless we want to mean "rest of the world" music
  I agree.  BTW, you are lucky to be living in BA...a beautiful city with amazing culture.


 Jeff09 wrote:

Felix, you probably won't see this, but I think Kazuma was being sarcastic...{#Wink}...Nick Drake's music is effortlessly beautiful.

 
Just did and erased comment! ;-)
I insist: all the music is world music.. there's not such a genre as "world music", unless we want to mean "rest of the world" music


 Felix_The_Cat wrote:

MMMMmmmm..... yep, stay in Texas Kazuma

 
Felix, you probably won't see this, but I think Kazuma was being sarcastic...{#Wink}...Nick Drake's music is effortlessly beautiful.

 sirdroseph wrote:
Yumeee nom nom!!{#Hearteyes}
 
nick drake rules

LOLLLLLLL ahhhh so refreshing after that not so nice cover....
Yumeee nom nom!!{#Hearteyes}
 EssexTex wrote:
Total genius
 


Yes...  Sundance had a really excellent program about Nick Drake...  poignant...



Total genius
Does One Giant Leap's song "Braided Hair" sample this track?  If so, I had never realized that it was a sample...
A Nick Drake tune is always welcomed. Thanks Bill!
Nice to hear the real deal, thanks Bill!
aahh, that's better
Someday I'll agree with everyone and worship this guy.  Today is not that day.  I like the guitar, just don't dig the voice at all.  I find it annoying.
 STEVIE1 wrote:
The man could do no wrong, magic!!!
 


 Kittee wrote:
{#Dance}{#Ass}   Such a sweet song.

 
PINK MOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!

{#Dance}{#Ass}   Such a sweet song.

so relaxing, meditative
Fredrikson wrote:
By world musc I'm talking about the didgeridoo/bongo drum-driven super repetitive songs (bagpipes also qualify) you hear so much on here. And if you don't agree with me about that kind of music being bad, you're wrong.
NOT "wrong"...just have a different opinion. World music is lively and exciting. It is a welcome breath of fresh air from some of the boring mainstream music overplayed to death. Expand, grow...enjoy music, art, culture from other areas of our beautiful world!
beelzebubba wrote:
Now HERE is a singer-songwriter that I can actually enjoy. Never could get through an entire album of his in one sitting, though. His songs are great as individual "little breaks", but after a while, they all start to sound the same and lull one to sleep.
Place Nick's CD into your multi-disc player if you have one then place other CD's of choice into that same player then hit the random button. This always works for me when I suffer from what you discribe..
I beg to differ. 98% of Nick Drake's music was solid but have you heard "Magic"? pjterp wrote:
nick drake could do no wrong.
bryans song
pjterp wrote:
nick drake could do no wrong.
I disagree. I appear to be one of the few RP listeners who just cannot listen to Nick.
Kite_Flyer wrote:
I am so appreciative that RP has introduced me to Nick Drake's music. Just amazing!
:yes:
Nick is in a class by himself on the acoustic guitar.
kazuma wrote:
I agree. The music in the rest of the world sucks and we should just ignore it. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
By world musc I'm talking about the didgeridoo/bongo drum-driven super repetitive songs (bagpipes also qualify) you hear so much on here. And if you don't agree with me about that kind of music being bad, you're wrong.
Ah, good morning, thank you!
Fredrikson wrote:
what's up with all the friggin world music on this station?!
I agree. The music in the rest of the world sucks and we should just ignore it. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
I am so appreciative that RP has introduced me to Nick Drake's music. Just amazing!
wow. i was hearing the song before this one (Lightning Seeds - Waiting For Today To Happen), and it was so bad i decided to tune out. instead, i put on a playlist of my own. on random. and this song starts playing (from MY computer). and then i see it starts playing here too (from looking at the "now playing" list. and i tune in again! edit: though the following song (Baka Beyond - Spirit of the Forest) was bad enough for me to tune out again. Seriously, what's up with all the friggin world music on this station?!
Art_Carnage wrote:
No, I think he was right on target with that one.
methinks you should stick to your Chuck Berry 45's ahole :neutral: :stupid: :eyes: :ask: :beat:
handyrae wrote:
....Except for that suicide/overdose thing.......
No, I think he was right on target with that one.
pjterp wrote:
nick drake could do no wrong.
....Except for that suicide/overdose thing.......
The more I hear Nick the more I like. Unique guitaring. Upped to a 10!
this album is medicine for the soul. :meditate:
beautiful morning song. its not quite morning here anymore on this coast, and its cloudy. Love hearing Nick Drake though.
9.2 for me
nick drake could do no wrong.
my favorite from Pink Moon....subtle, beautiful guitar work, breathy vocals, lovely...!
beelzebubba wrote:
Now HERE is a singer-songwriter that I can actually enjoy. Never could get through an entire album of his in one sitting, though. His songs are great as individual "little breaks", but after a while, they all start to sound the same and lull one to sleep.
It may seem that way to you, but to me, it's like a good, underrated beverage that grows on you the more you sip it.
Roverfish wrote:
Here's my rating: it fucking rules. Got that, AC/DC, PhysicsIdiot, et al.? Good. It's a 9. I don't care what your sorry ass says. It's a 9.
LOL! Best comment I've seen all month! Ha! Go Rover! All I can eloquently add to this is "f**kin'-A-Right!"
colt4x5 wrote:
Now, here's my thing I can't resist ... the person recently attacked is posting from Texas. Um ... Midland? Crawford? 'Cause I could always type slower and use shorter words ...
beauty, eh. poor poor texas
Dear Nick, Thanks for Elliot Smith. You're an original.
What is it about Nick's music that gets everyone at eachother's throats? It's laid back and mellow. Quite good, too, I say.
Here's my rating: it fucking rules. Got that, AC/DC, PhysicsIdiot, et al.? Good. It's a 9. I don't care what your sorry ass says. It's a 9.
musicalbobs wrote:
Every time I hear this guy, I think of the overly sensitive man from the movie Bedazzled. Is it just me?
You poor person; I hope it's just you
Art_Carnage wrote:
You're confusing "missed" with "ignored". I'm only curmudgeonly about things that deserve it. And it pays quite well, thank you.
Ai, ye have cut me to the core, Artie boy! Ignored by a giant such as you? Life has no meaning anymore. And BTW, you're curmudgeonly about pretty much every thing you post on --- kind of miserable exisitence there, deep in the heart of Curmudgeonville?
phineas wrote:
Hey, AC, you musta just missed my post on an earlier song: Has Art_Carnage liked anything he's posted to on RP? Seems like a professional curmudgeon. So, does it pay well? :lol:
You're confusing "missed" with "ignored". I'm only curmudgeonly about things that deserve it. And it pays quite well, thank you.
colt4x5 wrote:
Excellent point. Deserves repeating. Deserves repeating. (Did I already say that?) I often feel posts are a bit acerbic. LET'S ALL BE FRIENDS!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Just kidding. Let's all be enemies and DUMP on one another every chance we get!!!)
We should get along, we really should. But sometimes, people are just so... WRONG. I mean, they are SO wrong. It's my duty to point the finger at non-Nick Drake fans and say, "Revolution, Day 1, Hour 1, Minute 1, against the wall."
Now HERE is a singer-songwriter that I can actually enjoy. Never could get through an entire album of his in one sitting, though. His songs are great as individual "little breaks", but after a while, they all start to sound the same and lull one to sleep.
If you gotta Nick Drake song, I gotta 10 fer it. Cha-CHING
colt4x5 wrote:
time-saving suggestion ........ you like a song: cut and paste: I LIKE THIS SONG AND YOU'RE A JERK IF YOU DON'T you don't like a song: cut and paste: I DON'T LIKE THIS SONG AND YOU'RE A JERK IF YOU DO you don't know what you're talking about: cut and paste: I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT AND YOU'RE A JERK IF YOU DO you do know what you're talking about: cut and paste: I DO KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT AND YOU'RE A JERK IF YOU DON'T all-purpose: cut and paste: (BLAH BLAH BLAH) AND YOU'RE A JERK IF YOU DON'T AGREE this will save LOTS of time and standardize postings. pretty cool, eh?
That's a really stupid idea, you jerk. ;)
A Nick Drake classic! Love everything about this song.
time-saving suggestion ........ you like a song: cut and paste: I LIKE THIS SONG AND YOU'RE A JERK IF YOU DON'T you don't like a song: cut and paste: I DON'T LIKE THIS SONG AND YOU'RE A JERK IF YOU DO you don't know what you're talking about: cut and paste: I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT AND YOU'RE A JERK IF YOU DO you do know what you're talking about: cut and paste: I DO KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT AND YOU'RE A JERK IF YOU DON'T all-purpose: cut and paste: (BLAH BLAH BLAH) AND YOU'RE A JERK IF YOU DON'T AGREE this will save LOTS of time and standardize postings. pretty cool, eh?
ploafmaster wrote:
Wow, isn't it really really cool when someone states an opinion and other people like to jump on in and attack it? I wish more people would simply share their opinions about the song/artist/album, good or bad, without attacking each other. LIKING or DISLIKING music is not a matter of intelligence or skill, it's a matter of taste. Now arguing about an artist's abilities may be debatable, but how their work affects each of us on an individual level can never rationally be struck down.
Excellent point. Deserves repeating. Deserves repeating. (Did I already say that?) I often feel posts are a bit acerbic. LET'S ALL BE FRIENDS!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Just kidding. Let's all be enemies and DUMP on one another every chance we get!!!) Now, here's my thing I can't resist ... the person recently attacked is posting from Texas. Um ... Midland? Crawford? 'Cause I could always type slower and use shorter words ...
:umbrella.gif: O:) :umbrella.gif:
:sunny.gif:
aahhh...yes..."and it was beautiful..."
wxman wrote:
And we continue the search for an Art_Carnage comment with signs of any sort of intellect.
Booyah!
Art_Carnage wrote:
And we continue the search for a Nick Drake song that I think rates higher than a "1". NEXT!
And we continue the search for an Art_Carnage comment with signs of any sort of intellect.
Was wondering when I would hear some Nick Drake today. :D
Art_Carnage wrote:
Well, you're on the right track, in that you mention Drake's "music" and "ass" in the same paragraph. And here's a tip for everyone. Mumbling the lyrics doesn't magically make them profound.
Hey, AC, you musta just missed my post on an earlier song: Has Art_Carnage liked anything he's posted to on RP? Seems like a professional curmudgeon. So, does it pay well? :lol:
samiyam wrote:
Well, you can always go listen to Clear Channel stations and get lots of Led Zeppelin and "Classic Rock" and get yer silly cloth ears out of here!! Nick Drake is so good I'm amazed we're even listening to the same song! You fulfill what Zappa said... "Most people wouldn't know good music if it came up and bit 'em in the ass".
Well, you're on the right track, in that you mention Drake's "music" and "ass" in the same paragraph. And here's a tip for everyone. Mumbling the lyrics doesn't magically make them profound.
Not a huge Nick Drake fan, but ease up man. It's not that bad. And as Mig7 said, its short. You could be listening to real crap....As in that found on regular radio.
shell wrote:
I just can't believe that this music can be offensive enough for people to make a negative comment. I guess the overall rating substantiates it's worth. It wouldn't be RP without a regular dose of Nick Drake. Don't listen to them Bill. :rolleyes:
Believe it! Don't worry, Bill never listens.
honey wrote:
i think i'm actually speachless.
At least you can still type...
The visitiations from Nick Drake are amazing--they keep RP grounded between some of its more wonderfully esoteric flights
Every time I hear this guy, I think of the overly sensitive man from the movie Bedazzled. Is it just me?
mig7 wrote:
At least this song is short.
I just can't believe that this music can be offensive enough for people to make a negative comment. I guess the overall rating substantiates it's worth. It wouldn't be RP without a regular dose of Nick Drake. Don't listen to them Bill. :rolleyes:
At least this song is short.
samiyam wrote:
Well, you can always go listen to Clear Channel stations and get lots of Led Zeppelin and "Classic Rock" and get yer silly cloth ears out of here!! Nick Drake is so good I'm amazed we're even listening to the same song! You fulfill what Zappa said... "Most people wouldn't know good music if it came up and bit 'em in the ass".
Geez...it's posts like this...so here goes mine! Time to paste! Wow, isn't it really really cool when someone states an opinion (not a refutable fact, but an irrefutable opinion), and other people like to jump on in and attack it? Like, for example, stating that those rating this song low are 'loons'. I mean, I like the color green, and I hope anyone liking yellow suffers from a debilitating brain anurism. But finally moving to the realm of the serious... I wish more people would simply share their opinions about the song/artist/album, good or bad, without attacking each other. LIKING or DISLIKING music is not a matter of intelligence or skill, it's a matter of taste. Now arguing about an artist's abilities may be debatable, but how their work affects each of us on an individual level can never rationally be struck down. Ciao, The Dude :? P.S. I think I'm gonna put this message everywhere I deem appropriate today. Call it my dopey little crusade against angry music lovers. Maybe if some people see this in several places, they'll get the point.
Art_Carnage wrote:
And we continue the search for a Nick Drake song that I think rates higher than a "1". NEXT!
Well, you can always go listen to Clear Channel stations and get lots of Led Zeppelin and "Classic Rock" and get yer silly cloth ears out of here!! Nick Drake is so good I'm amazed we're even listening to the same song! You fulfill what Zappa said... "Most people wouldn't know good music if it came up and bit 'em in the ass".
I had never even heard of Nick Drake before Radio Paradise. Yeah, I was too caught up in the Dead at that time I guess. Anyway I have yet to hear a song that I don't like. This man's music is wonderful. What a tragic loss, but then again how many times over the millenium have we lost geniuses to their own personal demons.
llazare wrote:
I loved that for this, the last tune on his last album, he chose to close with such a positive view.
You know, I never picked up that irony. I didn't discover Nick's work until the early 90s, so never really appreciated the context and sequence of the corpus of his work. It has often struck me that this is one of very few musical moments where Nick is squarely on the upbeat side of the emotional palette. Now it strikes me even more so. Thanks, llazare.
Pipes wrote:
Check your ratings! You gave FLY a 2.
Nah, next time I heard it, I realized it sucked even worse than I originally thought, and gave it the "1" it deserved.
one of very favorite Nick tunes...one of my very favorite tunes ever! thanks R&B!!!
Art_Carnage wrote:
And we continue the search for a Nick Drake song that I think rates higher than a "1". NEXT!
Check your ratings! You gave FLY a 2.
And we continue the search for a Nick Drake song that I think rates higher than a "1". NEXT!
I loved that for this, the last tune on his last album, he chose to close with such a positive view. I'm sorry I'd ever heard those last 4 songs (Rider on the Wheel, Black Eyed Dog, Hanging on a Star and Voice from the Mountain) that he recorded after Pink Moon - they were just too painful. I wish this tune was the last song he left us with.
Originally Posted by lily33: gorgeous voice. i picked up the box set for xmas, and pink moon is definitely a wonderful cd. this is the highest rating i've ever seen for a song! 9.8. and of course that's because there were only 5 people to vote yet...but the lowest was 9, the highest was 10 (obviously). i think that's fabulous. :)
We have even more in common.... interesting. Love Nick Drake... often profoundly sad stuff, but equally moving. Cheers jacques Radio Paradise: What Radio Could Have Been
can anyone really understand how this man\'s music moves me? he is so real. i think i\'m actually speachless. thank you nick drake for sharing your thoughts with us all.-even when you didn\'t want to.
Nick Drake\'s music gives me chills EVERY TIME I hear it. There is no way to express how profoundly it makes me feel.
gorgeous voice. i picked up the box set for xmas, and pink moon is definitely a wonderful cd. this is the highest rating i've ever seen for a song! 9.8. and of course that's because there were only 5 people to vote yet...but the lowest was 9, the highest was 10 (obviously). i think that's fabulous. :)