Nick Drake – Five Leaves Left (1969)

The Ultimate Music Library

Folk is a term used to describe the primarily acoustic singer/songwriter phenomenon that existed, particularly in the 1960s. Nick Drake is a great example of this trend, and this is his first album, released way back in 1969. Is it any good? Let’s take a listen and find out.

First off is Time Has Told Me which has a beautiful acoustic guitar intro that sounds hopeful. Nick Drake’s singing voice here is really unique, and the mix of acoustic guitar, piano and slide guitar is excellent here. An excellent musical listen, this sounds amazingly good, even today. This is a great piece of music, and the lyrics are really great, too. A beautiful love song of sorts, this is definitely impressive. Lovely to hear. Very catchy, too.

Next is River Man which begins with acoustic guitar and Nick Drake singing really beautifully. It is a nice-sounding song, with a deeply…

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