Made to Love Magic

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Made to Love Magic
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Compilation album by Nick Drake
Released24 May 2004
RecordedVarious
GenreFolk, folk rock
Length41:44
LabelIsland
ProducerJoe Boyd / Various
Nick Drake chronology
Way to Blue
(1994)
Made to Love Magic
(2004)
A Treasury
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork6.7/10[2]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[3]

Made to Love Magic is a 2004 compilation album of out-takes and remixed tracks by English singer/songwriter Nick Drake. It is notable for featuring a previously unreleased solo acoustic version of "River Man", dating from early 1968, and the song "Tow the Line", a previously unheard song from Drake's final session in July 1974. The compilation reached #27[4] on the UK Albums Chart.

Track listing[edit]

All songs are written by Nick Drake.

  1. "Rider on the Wheel" – 2:38
  2. "Magic" – 2:45
  3. "River Man" – 4:02
  4. "Joey" – 3:04
  5. "Thoughts of Mary Jane" – 3:39
  6. "Mayfair" – 2:12
  7. "Hanging on a Star" – 3:24
  8. "Three Hours" – 5:12
  9. "Clothes of Sand" – 2:31
  10. "Voices" – 3:45
  11. "Time of No Reply" – 2:47
  12. "Black Eyed Dog" – 3:28
  13. "Tow the Line" – 2:20

Notes

  • Tracks 1, 4, 5, 9 & 12 are stereo remasters from Time of No Reply; track 5 is usually titled "The Thoughts of Mary Jane" on other releases.
  • Track 2 is "I Was Made to Love Magic" from Time of No Reply, sped-up, with a posthumously added string arrangement by Robert Kirby
  • Tracks 3 and 6 are Cambridge-era dorm demos (spring 1968)
  • Track 7 is a different take than the version originally released on Time of No Reply (July 1974)
  • Track 8 is a different take than the version originally released on Five Leaves Left, and features Rebop Kwaku Baah on congas (March 1969)
  • Track 10 is a remastered version of "Voice from the Mountain" from Time of No Reply
  • Track 11 has a posthumously added string arrangement by Robert Kirby
  • Track 13 is possibly the last song Drake ever committed to tape (July 1974)

Personnel[edit]

Nick Drake performs vocals and acoustic guitar on all songs, except where indicated otherwise.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ "Chart Stats - Nick Drake". chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-02. Retrieved 2011-12-28.