Vermilion Sands

Pink Moon Nick Drake

released: 1972-02-25
on label: Island
artist: Nick Drake
with some: Folk Baroque

“After two albums of tastefully orchestrated folk-pop, Drake chose a radical change for what turned out to be his final album. Not even half-an-hour long – he famously remarked at the time that he simply had no more to record – Pink Moon more than anything else is the record that made Drake the cult figure he remains. Specifically, Pink Moon is the bleakest of them all; it’s doubtful any that followed him could ever achieve the calm, focused anguish of this album, as harrowing as it is attractive.” - Ned Raggett, AllMusic