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Nick Drake Live Event Next Month
Laurie Tuffrey , March 15th, 2013 13:08

Joe Boyd-hosted concert featuring performances by Robyn Hitchcock, Green Gartside and more to celebrate new live release; Bryter Layter set for re-release

On April 15, Navigator Records will be releasing Way To Blue - The Songs Of Nick Drake (artwork above), a selection of interpretations of Drake's songs by Robyn Hitchcock, Vashti Bunyan, Scritti Politti's Green Gartside and others, recorded in concert in London and Melbourne.

To celebrate the release, Joe Boyd, Drake's producer for his first two albums and the curator of the compilation, will be hosting an ace night of performances at Wilton's Music Hall on April 2.

Boyd will be discussing the project and his experience of working with Drake, while the live set will feature Hitchcock, Gartside, Neill MacColl, Kate St John, Paul Smith of Maxïmo Park and Olivia Chaney. For tickets, head here.

In further Nick Drake news, Island will be reissuing Bryter Layter, his second album, on heavyweight vinyl, remastered from a copy of the now-unusable master tapes by its original engineer John Wood. It comes in an impressive set, featuring "a copy of the original shop poster, a smaller 'Live' poster/brochure and a reprint of Nick's handwritten set list together with reproductions of the master tape reel and tape box lids" along with the full array of download formats.

In advance of the event, have a watch of Hitchcock and Gartside performing 'Free Ride' at the Way To Blue gig below: