Nick Drake - A Treasury [HYBRID SACD] (SuperaudioCD) £3.87 delivered @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HUKD, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HUKD app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit
A Treasury is the definitive collection of 15 classic songs by Nick Drake. The Times write "...Drake is one of English music's untouchables: a diffident bard whose three albums from the late 1960s and early 1970s have become a touchstone for any singer-songwriter with an acoustic guitar, a grasp of the bucolic and a deceptively genteel.....take on melancholia......the sense of an introvert struggling to articulate hopelessness with dignity and restraint is what, still, makes his music so irreducibly moving."

While there was no shortage of Nick Drake collections on the market by 2004, the options for Drake fans with high-end stereo systems and/or SACD players was pretty limited (that is to say non-existent) before the release of A TREASURY. A hybrid disc remastered in Super Audio Surround Sound, it offers 15 cuts from the Drake catalog; considering that he only released three official albums, that's a healthy chunk of the British singer/songwriter's oeuvre.
With unprecedentedly crisp quality, we're given masterfully orchestrated folk-rock ("Hazey Jane II", "Northern Sky"), bleak, strikingly minimalist, haiku-like solo-acoustic pieces ("Pink Moon", "Black Eyed Dog"), and lush, mournfully elegant ballads ("River Man", "Way to Blue"). Throughout, Drake's hushed, breathy voice, nimble Joao Gilberto-meets-John Fahey guitar work, and hauntingly beautiful lyricism shine through, making it clear why this doomed troubadour's slim repertoire has been revisited so many times over the years.

1. Introduction
2. Hazey Jane II
3. River Man
4. Cello Song
5. Hazey Jane I
6. Pink Moon
7. Poor Boy
8. Magic
9. Place To Be
10. Northern Sky
11. Road
12. Fruit Tree
13. Black Eyed Dog
14. Way To Blue
15. From The Morning
16. Plaisir D'Amour
More From Amazon:
×
Get the Hottest Deals Daily
Stay informed. Once a day, we'll send you the deals our members voted as the best.
Failed
andywedge Avatar
[mod] 6y, 6m agoFound 6 years, 6 months ago
Options

All Comments

(21) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
#1
Classic songs from a top singer, superb style, great voice. Not to be missed at this price.
#2
Wonderful collection in Hybrid format. Check Out Northern Sky .... Stunning Track

Heat added
#3
Don' waste £4 on this as you'll just want to buy the albums. He only made three so go get them all on CD now, a wise investment.
#4
Watched a documentary on him on BBC3 recently. Hot.
#5
I've already got the albums but I still fancy this!
#6
Only three left in stock......
#7
rdwarr
I've already got the albums but I still fancy this!


And me! The completist in me needs it... :thumbsup:
#8
What does a hybrid sacd play on?
#9
ghinzani
What does a hybrid sacd play on?


Plays on both SACD enabled and regular CD players
#10
Thanks. I bought an SAcd once but haven't been able to play it yet!
#11
A superb artist and songwriter but a gratuitous and unnecessary CD. Nick Drake's original recording were made in the 1970s on analogue tape - no amount of digital trickery can make the recording quality any better than in was on the original tapes!
#12
ghinzani
What does a hybrid sacd play on?


A hybrid SACD unlike a regular SACD has two layers, a CD Layer that plays in a conventional CD Player and the SACD Layer which is picked up by SACD Players only with the advantage of higher resolution audio.

The advantage of these hybrids are obviously compatibility, sadly hybrids have not really done anything to help mature the SACD market as thought.
#13
UncleWilly
A superb artist and songwriter but a gratuitous and unnecessary CD. Nick Drake's original recording were made in the 1970s on analogue tape - no amount of digital trickery can make the recording quality any better than in was on the original tapes!


Have you any equipment to play back what was on the original master tapes?! I am sure the enhanced resolution of the SACD gives better definition to all the flaws in the original recordings in comparison to any of the releases on Vinyl, CD or Cassette.
#14
cicobuff
Have you any equipment to play back what was on the original master tapes?! I am sure the enhanced resolution of the SACD gives better definition to all the flaws in the original recordings in comparison to any of the releases on Vinyl, CD or Cassette.


Flaws? What flaws?
Ttop spotting once again Mr Wedge!
#15
cicobuff
Have you any equipment to play back what was on the original master tapes?! I am sure the enhanced resolution of the SACD gives better definition to all the flaws in the original recordings in comparison to any of the releases on Vinyl, CD or Cassette.


You won't get better quality than vinyl anyway. The sound curves can never be as accurate digitally. Admittedly you won't get all the dust and scratch noises. Vinyl is no longer practical but its the best for sound.
#16
bigdai77
You won't get better quality than vinyl anyway. The sound curves can never be as accurate digitally. Admittedly you won't get all the dust and scratch noises. Vinyl is no longer practical but its the best for sound.


vinyl is pretty good and warm sounding.......but, if you've got a proper set-up, it's pretty amazing what SACD/DVD-A (DTS) has to offer (no need to break out the headphones, a spliff and the Oreo cookies :whistling:)
#17
jeczap
vinyl is pretty good and warm sounding.......but, if you've got a proper set-up, it's pretty amazing what SACD/DVD-A (DTS) has to offer (no need to break out the headphones, a spliff and the Oreo cookies :whistling:)


Or sniff the isopropryl alcohol dousing the vinyl grooves trying to clean the dust and cack off it. Or having to spend more than the cost of a SACD Player + Receiver + Speakers in order to get a decent soundstage by investing in a quality turntable, cartridge, phono connections, and most inportantly a phono stage in order to get decent sound, then pray you don't have the crackles to ruin your enjoyment.

And you would never get to hear this in 5.1
#18
cicobuff
Or sniff the isopropryl alcohol dousing the vinyl grooves trying to clean the dust and cack off it. Or having to spend more than the cost of a SACD Player + Receiver + Speakers in order to get a decent soundstage by investing in a quality turntable, cartridge, phono connections, and most inportantly a phono stage in order to get decent sound, then pray you don't have the crackles to ruin your enjoyment.

And you would never get to hear this in 5.1


I've got a decent set up but it's still not as good. However, I did say its not practical.
#19
bigdai77
I've got a decent set up but it's still not as good. However, I did say its not practical.


you don't have a surround sound set-up, do you
#20
jeczap
you don't have a surround sound set-up, do you


so you nicked it:thumbsup:
#21
Boz;8739611
Wonderful collection in Hybrid format. Check Out Northern Sky .... Stunning Track

Quite posibly my favourite track of all time.

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Top of Page
Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!