Nick Drake was a class singer-songwriter who had released 3 folk-flavored albums that performed poorly on the charts during his life. Upon his tragic death by overdose in 1974, he was relegated to obscurity until artists began to mention his songs as inspiration in the ’80s. By the late ’80s, his popularity began to soar and his albums began to sell consistently, His songs were featured in film soundtracks. 

On July 7, a various artists collection of his songs will release to highlight the music that he left behind, music that has taken on its own life. With artists like David Gray (who does “Place To Be“), LEG (who performs “From The Morning“), and Karine Polwart and Kris Drever (who does “Northern Sky“; hear below), the collection is sure to be a rich trove of classic Nick Drake songs beautifully imagined by others. The 25-track collection will be marketed as The Endless Coloured Ways: The Songs of Nick Drake.

The Endless Coloured Ways will be released on 2CD. DD, and 2LP black vinyl. You can order all sets here.

Throughout the year, a set of 7″ vinyl singles has and will release with various songs from the album. Those will include five singles that began with: “Cello Song” by Fountaines D.C. as the A side, and “From The Morning” by Let’s Eat Grandma (LEG) as the B-side. Single one was released on March 24 of 2023. Single 2 was issued on April 14 of 2023 with “Saturday Sun” by Mike Lindsay and Guy Garvey. Single 3 was released on May 5 of 2023, with “Place To Be” by David Gray on Side A, and “Parasite” by Stick In the Wheel as Side B. Single 4 was issued on May 26 of 2023 with “Road” by Bombay Bicycle Club and The Staves as Side A, and “Northern Sky” by Karine Polwart & Kris Drever as Side B. The final single – Single 5 – , will be issued on June 16 with “One Of These Things First” by Emeli Sandé on Side A, and “Day Is Done” by John Grant as Side B.

The Endless Coloured Ways: Songs By Nick DrakeVarious Artists

Season One
01 Voices (Prelude) – The Wandering Hearts
02 Cello Song – Fontaines D.C. 
03 Hazey Jane II – Camille
04 Saturday Sun – Mike Lindsay (with Guy Garvey)
05 Road – Bombay Bicycle Club and The Staves
06 From The Morning – Let’s Eat Grandma
07 Place To Be – David Gray
Season Two
08 Three Hours – John Parish and Aldous Harding
09 Parasite – Stick In The Wheel
10 Time Has Told Me – Ben Harper
11 One Of These Things First – Emeli Sandé 
12 Northern Sky – Karine Polwart and Kris Drever
13 Black Eyed Dog – Craig Armstrong (with Self Esteem)

Season Three
01 Road (Reprise) – Bombay Bicycle Club and The Staves
02 Poor Boy – Nadia Reid
03 Which Will – Christian Lee Hutson (with Elanor Moss)
04 Harvest Breed – Skullcrusher and Gia Margaret
05 I Think They’re Leaving Me Behind – Katherine Priddy
06 – Pink Moon – AURORA 
07 Time Of No Reply – Joe Henry and Meshell Ndegeocello
Season Four
08 River Man – Famous Blue Cable (with Feist)
09 Free Ride – Liz Phair
10 Fly – Philip Selway
11 Day Is Done – John Grant
12 Voices – The Wandering Hearts

By MARowe