|Studio album by Nick Drake|
|Released||25 February 1972|
|Recorded||October 1971Sound Techniques in London, United Kingdomat|
|Nick Drake chronology|
Pink Moon is the third and final studio album by the English folk musician Nick Drake, released on 25 February 1972 on Island. It was recorded at midnight in two separate two-hour sessions, over two days in October 1971,[vague] featuring only Nick Drake's vocals and guitar, as well as some piano later overdubbed by Drake on the title track.
Album information 
Initially, Pink Moon garnered a small amount of critical attention, but decades after Drake's death it received widespread public and critical acclaim. The music on Pink Moon is sparse and unadorned (especially in comparison to Drake's previous recordings), though it nevertheless continues to be regarded by many fans and music critics as his greatest work.
In 1999, the title track was used in "Milky Way", a Volkswagen Cabriolet commercial directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris and filmed by Lance Acord, leading to a large increase in record sales, and a number-five placing for Pink Moon in Amazon.com's sales chart.
The cover of the album features an illustration by the partner of Drake's sister Gabrielle, Michael Trevithick.
Nick's recording of Plaisir D'Amour, included as a hidden bonus track on UK editions of the compilation A Treasury, was included on the track listing of the Pink Moon master tape box as the first track of side 2, then marked "Do not use".
Reception and influence 
|The Music Box|||
In 2000, Melody Maker placed Pink Moon at 48th in their list of 'All Time Top 100 Albums'.
In 2000, NME ranked it #8 in The NME "Top 30 Heartbreak Albums."
In 2004 was named the 13th on Top 100 Albums of the 1970s by Pitchfork Media.
Entertainment Weekly (12 May 2000, p. 24) - "One voice, one guitar, one set of beautifully dolorous songs...the equivalent of an amble down a darkened country road. Model after-hours listening." - Rating: A
Q magazine (August 2000, pp. 112–3) - 5 stars out of 5 - "Nick Drake's best album....[Its] excellence shines through....Few records have ever sounded so intimate, or embodied Melancholy with such grace and assurance."
Alternative Press (March 2001, p. 88) - "With a voice paradoxically feather-light and grave, [one] of the most beautiful and melancholy albums ever recorded."
Track listing 
All songs written and composed by Nick Drake.
|2.||"Place to Be"||2:43|
|6.||"Things Behind the Sun"||3:57|
|11.||"From the Morning"||2:30|
All personnel credits adapted from the album's liner notes.
- Design personnel
- 1972 - LP: Island ILPS 9184 / UK, original release on the first "palm tree" label
- 1972 - LP: Island SMAS 9318 / US, first US release
- 1980s - LP: Island ILPS 9184 / UK, re-release on the orange-blue "palm tree" label; Discogs
- 1990 - CD: Island IMCD 94 / Polygram 842 923-2; CD release within the Island Masters series; Discogs
- 1992 - CD: Hannibal HNCD 4436 / US; Discogs
- 2000 - CD: Island IMCD 94/ Universal 842 923, international re-release within the Island Masters series now labeled "Island Re-Masters" with additional slip cover, and original label reprint on the CD.
- 2003 - CD: Island 422 842 923-2 / US; Discogs
- Drake, Nick. "Nick Drake - You're Nicked" The Independent (UK), 2006. Retrieved on 8 May 2008.
- "Rock Star Back from the Dead". The Birmingham Post (UK). 7 April 2000.
- "Pink Moon Master Tape Box". Nick Drake - Pink Moon (2000) Remastered Booklet. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
- Allmusic review
- The Music Box review
- Q review
- Rolling Stone review
- Sputnikmusic review
- Pink Moon - Nick Drake. Rolling Stone. Retrieved on 2012-01-19.
- Wenner, Jann S., ed. (2012). Rolling Stone - Special Collectors Issue - The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. USA: Wenner Media Specials. ISBN 978-7098934196
- Pink Moon (LP). Nick Drake. Island Records. 1972. ILPS 9184.