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    Wed, 11 Apr 2007 11:41:42

    Nick Drake's Estate Issues New Material - <I>Family Tree</I> will feature previously unreleased tracks from the cult '70s singer-songwriter

    The estate of Nick Drake will put out previously unreleased tracks by the hugely influential singer-songwriter, who died tragically young in 1974 after releasing just three albums. The collection of tracks, called Family Tree, will feature lo-fi recordings made on reel-to-reel tape and cassette prior to the release of Drake's official debut, Five Leaves Left.

    On Family Tree, fans will be able to hear Drake performing his own songs, including the previously unreleased "They're Leaving Me Behind," "Blossom," and "Come Into The Garden," as well as covers by artists who influenced him, including Bob Dylan, Dave Van Ronk, and Jackson C. Frank. The album also features two songs written and performed by Drake's mother Molly, and a family performance of a Mozart piece, featuring a young Nick on clarinet.

    Family Tree will be released June 19th on Tsunami LG/Fontana. This year will also see a reissue of the Fruit Tree Box Set, which features all three of Drake's studio albums, plus a new book and DVD documentary, A Skin Too Few.

    Here is the Family Tree tracklist:

    1. Come In To The Garden (introduction) (Nick Drake)
    2. They're Leaving Me Behind (Nick Drake)
    3. Time Piece (Nick Drake)
    4. Poor Mum (M.Drake) performed by Molly Drake
    5. Winter Is Gone (Traditional, arr: Nick Drake)
    6. All My Trials (Traditional) performed by Nick and Gabrielle Drake
    7. Kegelstatt Trio for clarinet, viola and piano (W.A. Mozart)
    8. Strolling Down the Highway (Bert Jansch)
    9. Paddling In Rushmere (Traditional)
    10. Cocaine Blues (Traditional)
    11. Blossom (Nick Drake)
    12. Been Smokin' Too Long (Robin Frederick)
    13. Black Mountain Blues (Traditional)
    14. Tomorrow Is A Long Time (Bob Dylan)
    15. If You Leave Me (Dave Van Ronk)
    16. Here Come The Blues (Jackson C. Frank)
    17. Sketch 1 (Nick Drake)
    18. Blues Run The Game (Jackson C. Frank)
    19. My Baby So Sweet (Traditional)
    20. Milk And Honey (Jackson C. Frank)
    21. Kimbie (Traditional)
    22. Bird Flew By (Nick Drake)
    23. Rain (Nick Drake)
    24. Strange Meeting II (Nick Drake)
    25. Day Is Done (Nick Drake)
    26. Come Into The Garden (Nick Drake)
    27. Way to Blue (Nick Drake)
    28. Do You Ever Remember? (M. Drake) performed by Molly Drake

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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