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A Skin Too Few: The Days of Nick Drake (2002)

A study, mostly chronological, of the life of Nick Drake (1948-1974). Gabrielle, his older sister, tells us of her brother's birth in Burma, childhood in Warwickshire, life at Cambridge and... See full summary »

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Jeroen Berkvens
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Nick Drake Nick Drake ... Self (archive footage)
Paul Weller ... Self
Gabrielle Drake ... Self
Rodney Drake Rodney Drake ... Self (archive footage)
Brian Wells Brian Wells ... Self
Joe Boyd ... Self
Robert Kirby Robert Kirby ... Self
John Wood John Wood ... Self
Mary Lloyd 'Molly' Drake Mary Lloyd 'Molly' Drake ... Self (as Molly Drake)
Keith Morris Keith Morris ... Self
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A study, mostly chronological, of the life of Nick Drake (1948-1974). Gabrielle, his older sister, tells us of her brother's birth in Burma, childhood in Warwickshire, life at Cambridge and in London, then back to his parents' home in Tanworth. His parents describe his habits and personality. Two friends and the producer, arranger, sound engineer, and photographer for his three albums comment. His mother, a musician and poet, is an early influence. His quiet folk style made his one tour a disaster. His lack of success and gradual withdrawal end with his death at 26. Eleven of his recordings play on the soundtrack, usually as we see his room, a city, or the Warwickshire countryside. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Superb Biography of the Late Great Nick Drake
18 May 2006 | by classic-19See all my reviews

The Genius of Artistry of this long gone Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter has definitely made an incredible impact on my inner self. Both as a person, as well as a musician.

This movie documents the 26 short years of Nick's life (1948-1974), focusing on his brilliant music, as well as the talented musical and technical people who helped shape his sound, in London in the late 60's & early 70's, as well as his sister Gabrielle, and haunting audio segments of both his late parents.

Unfortunately, Nick was not of his time, and was never really appreciated during his oh so short time here. But his 3 albums, Five Leaves Left, Bryter Later & Pink Moon, continues to indoctrinate new fans day after day, being moved by the songs that were written almost 40 years ago. Amazing !!! Now if only the money people, controlling this film, could come to terms, thousands more would be able to feel, what this incredible musician had to say.....

"When the Day is Done, Hope So Much, Your Race Will be All Run."


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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 2004 (USA) See more »

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A Skin Too Few: The Days of Nick Drake See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,684, 19 May 2002

Gross USA:

$17,384

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,384
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