Classic Album Sundays Podcast: Joe Boyd on Nick Drake ‘Five Leaves Left’

On the latest Classic Album Sundays podcast, we step back to Camp Bestival from a few years ago when Nick Drake’s producer Joe Boyd joined us to discuss ‘Five Leaves Left’ in length with Colleen. Alongside Joe’s production the album features Richard Thompson (of Fairport Convention) and Danny Thompson (of Pentangle) as well as the beautiful string arrangements of Robert Kirby. Despite being championed by John Peel, the album initially sold less than 6,000 copies. Now, over four decades since Drake’s death, Five Leaves Left is seen as an iconic album in British Folk music and his songs are cited as an influence by Peter Buck of REM and Robert Smith of The Cure. Read more about your favourite albums here:

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