DRAKE GETS A MAKEOVER

The late singer-songwriter's three studio albums have been remastered and will be re-released in June...

The three albums recorded by legendary folk guitarist Nick Drake are to be remastered and re-released in June.

'Five Leaves Left', 'Bryter Layter' and 'Pink Moon' will all be released on June 19 though Island Records.

The remastered albums will be released with their original artwork, and will feature extensive sleeve notes documenting Drake's life and the recording process behind each album.

Nick Drake was found dead following an overdose of antidepressants in his bedroom in November 1975, at the age of 27. He had suffered years of depression and many have claimed the overdose was self-inflicted.

As an artist, Drake is more influential now than when he was when alive. The track 'Pink Moon' was recently used in a car commercial in the US, while musicians who claim to be influenced by Drake include Bernard Butler, who performed at a tribute concert for the artist at the London Barbican Centre in September last year. the show coincided with the 30th anniversary of the release of Drake's debut album 'Five Leaves Left'.

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