Pink Moon

Universal Music Ltd.
Release date
18 Jun 2004
Running length
11 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Pink Moon 2:03 459,499
2 Place to Be 2:41 311,883
3 Road 2:00 317,158
4 Which Will 2:56 285,570
5 Horn 1:21 236,034
6 Things Behind the Sun 3:54 295,653
7 Know 2:23 220,860
8 Parasite 3:34 220,282
9 Free Ride 3:03 173,834
10 Harvest Breed 1:34 210,114
11 From the Morning 2:32 283,953

About this album

Pink Moon is the third and final album by English musician Nick Drake. It was recorded at midnight in two separate two-hour sessions, over two days in October 1971, featuring only Nick Drake’s vocals and guitar, as well as some piano later overdubbed by Drake on the title track.

Initially, Pink Moon garnered a small amount of critical attention, but decades after Drake’s death it received widespread public and critical acclaim. The music on Pink Moon is sparse and unadorned (especially in comparison to Drake’s previous recordings), leading some to consider it to be the least accessible of his three albums, though it nevertheless continues to be thought of by many of his fans as his greatest work.

The cover of the album features an illustration by the partner of Drake’s sister Gabrielle, Michael Trevithick.

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  • VadiushaKomarov

    rating 10/10

    23 Jun 4:26am Reply
  • haveasadcumbb

    Probably the most perfect album ever recorded

    22 Jun 2:57am Reply
  • RussellChap

    A great album, of course, an album that contrasts wonderfully with the lighter, more hopefully Five Leaves Left. But I can't listen to this for pure pleasure, it's too intimate and raw, I get a icy cold feeling when Nick Drake confronts the Black Dog and realizes it's the end.

    13 Apr 12:56pm Reply
  • caiogroupie


    5 Apr 1:52am Reply
  • anaemic_royalty

    A stroke of genius. The album is just the right length to me at 28 min.

    26 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Angel_Blue-

    Beautiful, and I love this cover.

    9 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Haddonfield69

    Classic review at

    5 Nov 2014 Reply
  • JTraill

    703 scrobbles of this album alone and im still listening

    4 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Walter302


    4 Jun 2014 Reply
  • VadiushaKomarov

    rating 10/10

    24 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Juan-k_86

    The moment when Nick says "pink pink pink pink... pink moon" and then enters the piano is one of my favourite moments in music history.

    24 Nov 2013 Reply
  • TheGlow_

    Oh and they go together seamlessly, it's not like it jumps or skips. It's either a special extended release or they've just corrupted perfectly, there's not a single part which sounds wrong or jumpy/skippy/repetitive.

    22 Nov 2013 Reply
  • TheGlow_

    Does anybody else have a different version of the Pink Moon album? On mine the title song is 12:45 and Ride is 17 minutes.. I'm wondering whether my version was some sort of special release or if the album is just corrupted. Either way I'm happy with what I have now.. the songs don't have any additional material but it has repeating sections, his voice is just so soothing that I never actually noticed that the songs went on for considerably more time.

    22 Nov 2013 Reply
  • dajahew1

    hard to believe this album is over 40 years old. short but sweet

    29 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Drazba

    his best I think--love the simplicity

    15 Jun 2013 Reply
  • firefly2811

    short but brilliant album.

    4 Jun 2013 Reply
  • TabooEv

    depressing but hopeful [5] Ineed!

    30 May 2013 Reply
  • Soundservant

    Short, like his life.

    27 May 2013 Reply
  • TheSuperCrasher

    This is criminally short, but I love it. One of my all-time favorite albums. Such a big influence.

    22 Apr 2013 Reply
  • phillipkilch316

    Nick drake's best album

    6 Apr 2013 Reply
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