A Skin Too Few: The Days of Nick Drake (2002)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Music History  |   Release Date - May 7, 2004 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Directed by Jeroen Berkvens, this documentary traces the life of British rocker Nick Drake, who, after a successful musical career during the late '60s and early '70s, died of a possibly accidental overdose of prescription antidepressants in his parents' home in 1974. Berkvens takes a chronological view of Drake's life, beginning with his youth in Burma, where his father was stationed as an engineer, to Cambridge, where he was able to emerge as a musician, to London, the birthplace of his three acclaimed albums, and ultimately to his parents' home, where he eventually succumbed to his long-term battle with depression. The 48-minute documentary includes musical clips, photographs, footage of his various home environments, and interviews with his surviving family, friends, and associates.

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British, career-retrospective, folk-rock, isolation, life-story, loneliness, loner, rock-music, singer, songwriter