Some of you will be aware of her songs having watched the film A Skin Too Few or having bought the compilation album Family Tree.
It is due the response from this exposure that we feel the time may be right to release some more material.Molly Drake wrote and performed songs just for herself, her friends and her family. She did not seek publication for them or for her poems, which seem to have been deeply personal observations. Fortunately, for us, her husband made amateur recordings of her songs on tapes that have lain dormant for 60 years.
The sound quality of the recordings reflects their home-made nature as well as the age of the magnetic tape. Though they have been repaired and made listenable to, the recordings have not been over-restored, since we feel that the sound quality is an integral part of this first experience of Molly’s music. The entire recording was engineered by John Wood, Nick Drake’s friend, engineer and co-producer of Pink Moon.
Beloved Momus did a cover of Molly Drake
yes mother of Nick Drake!
She has 19 songs and 49 poems in her treasure chest.
Who could have thought!
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