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Nick Drake: Under Review
Nick Drake Under Review
Actors: John Renbourn, Kathlyn Williams, Robin Williamson, Jerry Gilbert, Jeremy Mason
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
NR     2007     1hr 30min

Nick Drake - Under Review is a 90 minute documentary film which goes some way to unraveling the mystery of this enigmatic singer-songwriter, who passed away at the age of just 26. With the aid of those who were close to N...  more »


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Actors: John Renbourn, Kathlyn Williams, Robin Williamson, Jerry Gilbert, Jeremy Mason
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Documentary
Studio: Sexy Intellectual
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/09/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

This is a great documentary
B. R. Smith | Louisiana USA | 01/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It tells the story of what some of his most noticed songs were about. It gives you insight on what was happening in Nick Drakes career. They discuss songs like River man, Fruit tree, Parasite, pink moon, when the day is done, and many more. The DVD is focused on Nick Drakes influences and the three first albums along with his last four songs he was working on before he died. The DVD is worth the purchase. All nick Drake fans should buy this DVD."
Thoughtful & Sensitive - A Worthy Tribute to Nick Drake
David Fitzgerald | Norfolk, England | 04/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this with a certain measure of expectation that I would be disappointed. Thankfully I was not, in fact I have to say that this is one of the most carefully assembled tributes to an artist that I have seen. Friends & fellow musicians (such as Ralph McTell, John Renbourn, Robin Williamson & Ashley Hutchings) bring to this project a creative & personal insight into the life and the music of Nick Drake, who remains one of England's most treasured & profoundly influential of artists. This carefully assembled DVD gives to us (who have appreciated Nick Drake from the release of his very first album - 'Five Leaves Left', which I still listen to on Vinyl) a deeper understanding & appreciation of the man & of the music. Thank you to all who made this project a possibility. This is a worthy tribute to Nick Drake."
The Best Documentary Available. . .For Now
Bartleby the Scrivener | Mayberry, SC | 10/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Calling all Nick Drake rookies or casual fans: this is the place to start learning more about the gifted, woefully overlooked late British folk musician.

You get intelligent, even-handed analysis and commentary on Drake's modest output (three classic albums) by critics and musicians---both Drake's contemporaries and those influenced by him. You get in-depth biographical material from, among others, the one and only journalist who ever interviewed Drake and a school friend who was the subject of a Drake song. On top of that, you get a healthy taste of Drake music, in both original and tasteful cover versions.

Aside from hiring a spiritual medium to "interview" Nick himself, this DVD is as good as anyone could've made it. Perhaps input from Drake's surviving relatives or some unreleased demos would've been cool; but that's for the definitive (as-yet-to-be-made) N.D. documentary. This is an introduction, and as such, it's well done and well worth its price."
"Not authorized by the Estate of Nick Drake...
Melvis | San Francisco, CA USA | 07/13/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"...nor by Island Records." It should be noted that while this is an interesting piece with some insight, the above words, taken directly from the back cover, might give some people pause before purchasing it, as this goes against the wishes of the keepers of the Drake flame, his sister Gabrielle, Joy Boyd, and Cally, the guy behind the official remasterings and other "official" projects. A very interesting interview with Cally that touches on some of these issues can be found at: [...]"