Family Tree (Nick Drake album)

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Family Tree
Compilation album by Nick Drake
Released July 9, 2007
Recorded Various
Genre Folk
Length 66:10
Label Island (UK CD), Tsunami LG/Fontana (US CD), Sunbeam (UK 2LP)
Producer Various
Nick Drake chronology
A Treasury
(2004)
Family Tree
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (7.1/10)[2]
Prefix Magazine 9/10 stars[3]

Family Tree is a 2007 compilation album of home recordings by English singer/songwriter Nick Drake. The album is notable for the appearance of Nick's sister, Gabrielle, on one track and the contribution of two original songs performed by Nick's mother, Molly Drake. Recorded before the release of his first album Five Leaves Left, most of the tracks on the album circulated on bootlegs in the years before official release due to the generosity of Drake's family in sharing them with fans.[4] The album reached #35 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart, making it Drake's first album to chart in America.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and performed by Nick Drake except where noted.

  1. "Come in to the Garden (Introduction)" - 0:31
  2. "They're Leaving Me Behind" - 3:16
  3. "Time Piece" - 0:43
  4. "Poor Mum" written & performed by Molly Drake - 1:38
  5. "Winter is Gone" (Traditional) - 2:42
  6. "All My Trials" (Traditional) (with Gabrielle Drake) - 1:55
  7. "Kegelstatt Trio for clarinet, viola and piano" (Mozart) (Nick on clarinet with his aunt & uncle) - 1:14
  8. "Strolling Down the Highway" (Bert Jansch) - 2:50
  9. "Paddling in Rushmere" (Traditional) - 0:24
  10. "Cocaine Blues" (Traditional) - 2:59
  11. "Blossom" - 2:41
  12. "Been Smokin' Too Long" (Robin Frederick) - 2:13
  13. "Black Mountain Blues" (Traditional) - 2:37
  14. "Tomorrow is a Long Time" (Bob Dylan) - 3:40
  15. "If You Leave Me" (Traditional, Dave Van Ronk) - 2:04
  16. "Here Come the Blues" (Jackson C. Frank) - 3:53
  17. "Sketch 1" - 0:59
  18. "Blues Run the Game" (Jackson C. Frank) - 2:25
  19. "My Baby So Sweet" (Traditional, Blind Boy Fuller) (Not on every version of the album) - 1:45
  20. "Milk and Honey" (Jackson C. Frank) - 3:00
  21. "Kimbie" (Traditional, Jackson C. Frank) - 3:26
  22. "Bird Flew By" - 2:54
  23. "Rain" - 3:07
  24. "Strange Meeting II" - 4:27
  25. "Day is Done" - 2:20
  26. "Come Into the Garden" - 1:59
  27. "Way to Blue" - 2:51
  28. "Do You Ever Remember?" written & performed by Molly Drake - 1:37

The Sunbeam 2LP (UK) edition, and the iTunes full album download, include the song "Betty and Dupree" (2:17) as track 8, displacing the rest of the track list accordingly.

Personnel[edit]

Nick Drake performs vocals and acoustic guitar except on those performed by Molly Drake, and clarinet on the Mozart piece. Gabrielle Drake and Molly Drake appear as noted.

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