This is John's 5th album ( released in 1973 ) but in my opinion the first that he truly found his voice. The title track is an ode to Martyn's friend Nick Drake who sadly didnt heed the warning and died of an overdose 18 months after its release. The backbone of the album is Danny Thompsons double bass - the perfect accompaniment to John's fine finger picking and smoky voice which he slurs in the manner of a junkie jazz sax solo. Every track is a classic and everyone should own a copy for smoky, drunken nights.
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