Molly Drake

Molly Drake

ST-5LP
Release Notes
  • Proper release of never-before-heard 1950’s recordings from the Drake family home
  • Reveals an undeniable influence on her son’s celebrated canon
  • Features a custom letter-pressed jacket, family photos and a biography written by Gabrielle Drake
  • Lovingly restored by Nick Drake’s engineer, John Wood

Squirrel Thing Recordings, the label behind the mysterious lost recordings of Connie Converse, is proud to announce the release of Molly Drake—a self-titled collection of never-before-heard songs recorded in the 1950’s at the Drake family home, and lovingly restored by Nick Drake’s engineer John Wood.

Molly Drake is a comprehensive first look at a singular and sophisticated artist, whose influence on her son’s celebrated musical style is undeniable. The CD features a custom letterpressed jacket, family photos, and a biography by her daughter, Gabrielle Drake.

Much like her son, Molly Drake’s music is at once beautiful, charming, dark and pensive. The easy elegance of her lyrics belies their deeper themes of regret, memory, dread, and the sublime, crystallized as only a poet can. Her performances are intimately staged in the family
sitting room, and perfectly complemented by her own piano accompaniment.