2018/11: Pink Moon

Completion Date: 30 November 2018
Medium: Paint & ink on cardboard
Dimensions: 16 X 20 inches

Pink Moon

Pink Moon is the third and final studio album by the English folk musician Nick Drake, released in the UK by Island Records on 25 February 1972. It was the only one of Drake’s studio albums to be released in North America during his lifetime. Pink Moon differs from Drake’s previous albums in that it was recorded without a backing band, featuring just Drake on vocals, acoustic guitar and a brief piano riff overdubbed onto the title track.

Released two years before Drake’s death in November 1974, at the age of twenty-six, the lyrical content of Pink Moon has often been attributed to Drake’s ongoing battle with depression. The songs are shorter than on his previous albums, with a total album running time of just over twenty-eight minutes.

Pink Moon, like Drake’s previous studio albums, did not sell well during his lifetime, but has since garnered significant critical acclaim.

Saw it written and I saw it say
Pink moon is on its way
And none of you stand so tall
Pink moon gonna get ye all

And it’s a pink moon
Hey it’s a pink moon

Pink, pink, pink, pink, pink moon
Pink, pink, pink, pink, pink moon

I saw it written and I saw it say
Pink moon is on its way
And none of you stand so tall
Pink moon gonna get ye all

It’s a pink moon
Yea, it’s a pink moon