The last song the tragic star reportedly ever committed to tape to be made available on a new compilation...

The last song NICK DRAKE reportedly ever committed to tape is to be made available for the first time later this year on a new compilation of the singer's work.

'Toe The Line' will feature on 'I Was Made To Love Magic', a 13-track album, which will mainly contain alternative versions of some of the cult singer's classic songs. The collection, seen as a complement to the 1994 anthology 'Way To Blue', is due out in the summer.

According to Mojo magazine, 'Toe The Line' is similar in style to the tracks on Drake's notoriously sparse final LP, 1972's 'Pink Moon'. Just over two minutes in length, and contains the lyric: "If you call we will follow/if you show us we can toe the line".

"I Was Made To Love Magic' also includes a solo 'River Man' and a five-minute rendition of 'Three Hours' among its gems.

Drake made three albums for Island before his death in 1974 from an overdose of antidepressants aged just 26. Since then he has gained massive cult following.

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