Nick Drake (The Wire)

From the February 2014 issue of The Wire, Mike Barnes writes:

“Contemporary music history stretches back far enough now for received wisdom to assume too great an importance. Information is much more easily accessed than before, but then irresponsibly sourced quotes on Wikipedia and other websites can, through repetition, become adopted as the truth. In complete contrast, in Nick Drake: Dreaming England, Nathan-Wiseman-Trowse starts from first principles in his thorough investigation of Drake’s creative life and legacy […] his approach to the story becomes a compelling mix of rigorous arguments and imaginative explorations.”

The full review is available in this month’s issue of The Wire.


By John Scanlan

John Scanlan is the Series Editor of Reverb with Reaktion Books.