Elton John Does Nick Drake :: July 1970 Session

The past couple of weeks have found me spinning a disc comprised of the following Elton John session (from July 1970) in which the artist lays out, among other tracks, a selection of Nick Drake covers. Yes, you read that correctly. Let's first address the 800 lb gorilla in the room: on paper the often gregarious bombast of Elton John coupled with the introspective work of Drake looks rough. But it actually works . . .

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