Nick Drake, born in 1948, was an English singer songwriter and musician, known for his acoustic guitar based songs. He failed to find a wide audience during his lifetime, but his work has posthumously achieved wider notice and recognition. Drake signed to Island Records when he was 20 years old while a student at the University of Cambridge and released his debut album, Five Leaves Left, in 1969. By 1972, he recorded two more albums, Bryter Layter and Pink Moon. On completion of his third album, 1972’s Pink Moon, he withdrew from both live performance and recording, retreating to his parents’ home in rural Warwickshire. Nick Drake was a singular talent who passed almost unnoticed during his brief lifetime. His music remained available through the mid 1970s but the 1979 release of the retrospective album Fruit Tree allowed his back catalogue to be reassessed. By the mid 1980s Drake was credited as an influence by such artists as Robert Smith, David Sylvian and Peter Buck. In 1985, The Dream Academy reached the UK and US charts with “Life in a Northern Town”, a song written for and dedicated to Drake. By the early 1990s, he had come to represent a certain type of “doomed romantic” musician in the UK music press. His first biography was published in 1997, followed in 1998 by the documentary film A Stranger Among Us.
Lissome Art Studio are proud to introduce a range of stylish limited edition art prints dedicated to Nick Drake. Each typography poster is individually signed and numbered featuring song titles and lyrics from Nick Drake albums and most notable recordings.