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Thread #128873   Message #2888469
Posted By: evansakes
17-Apr-10 - 06:58 AM
Thread Name: Nick Drake on BBC4 tonight (UK)
Subject: RE: Nick Drake on BBC4 tonight (UK)
My expectations weren't great as I sat down to watch this (I'm a fan of Nick Drake's but I didn't know many of the names involved here).

I was very pleasantly surprised though.....the performances were consistently excellent throughout (Robyn Hitchcock was probably the weakest link).

Lisa Hannigan, Krystle Warren and Teddy Thompson were particularly good and I was also greatly impressed by Zoe Rahman's piano skills, Danny Thompson (of course....it were ever thus) and the lady playing the oboe and (I think) accordion. You can never have too much oboe...

Shame that Robert Kirby wasn't onstage but Kate St John did a great job....I loved the arrangements and the interpretations were faithful without being straight copies.

Thoroughly recommended.