Compiled by Nick Drake
's producer, Joe Boyd
, Way to Blue
features a selection of 16 tracks from all three Drake
studio albums and the Time of No Reply
collection. Of course the music is excellent, but Drake
's albums stand so well on their own that this collection of piecemeal offerings doesn't quite work as the best way to experience his distinctively haunting brand of folk-rock. Though a good starting point, ultimately it will only whet your appetite for the highly recommended, four-disc Fruit Tree
box, which contains his complete catalog.