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Nick Drake

Northern Sky (3:44)

Northern Sky is a song from Nick Drake's 1970 album Bryter Layter. The song, written in DADGDG tuning, features piano, organ and celesta, performed by former Velvet Underground member, John Cale.

In 2004, the NME described the song as the "greatest English love song of modern times".The Dream Academy's 1985 world-wide hit single Life in a Northern Town was inspired by and in tribute to "Northern Sky". The song was…

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I never felt magic crazy as this
I never saw moons knew the meaning of the sea
I never held emotion in the palm of my hand
Or felt sweet breezes in the top of a tree

Nick Drake - Northern Sky Lyrics


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  • serendipity
  • I met my soon-to-be wife in the fall, and Nick Drake's music is my absolute favorite to listen to when the leaves are changing color, the skies are a little gray, and there's a nip in the air. When this comes on during a cloudy day, it's like a blanket has been wrapped around me. What a powerful piece of music!
  • This song is pure happiness. Amazing.
  • like a fresh glass of water
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  • bella
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  • The piano seems to have a life of its own in this song. Love it.
  • One of the most beautiful songs ever recorded. [3]

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