Fans of cult singer songwriter Nick Drake are in for a treat next month when his own vinyl copy of his final album Pink Moon is played on the musician's family's original record player.

To mark the 50th anniversary of the third and final LP by the beloved singer-songwriter, the Sea Change Festival in Totnes will be offering people the chance to sit and listen to Pink Moon together in all its original glory.

Original vinyl copies of the album, which sold next to nothing when originally released, now fetch over £900. Nick Drake died on November 25, 1974 aged just 26.

Those in the audience will be treated to a playback of a first pressing of the record that belonged to Nick Drake himself, on his 1965 Pye Archiphon Stereo Gramophone Player. 

The event, on the afternoon of Saturday, May 28, will be hosted by Cally Calloman, long-term manager of Bryter Music, the Estate Of Nick Drake.

And as Pink Moon plays in Totnes, the festival’s Saturday headliner, Tim Burgess, will take the event online for a special Sea Change edition of his lockdown-soothing and now enduring Tim’s Twitter Listening Party.


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Featuring just Nick Drake’s voice and guitar and a little bit of piano, Pink Moon was released on February 25, 1972. While unsuccessful commercially at the time, the 28 minute long, starkly beautiful record is cherished by fans and contains some of Nick Drake’s most affecting songs, including Road, Which Will, Things Behind the Sun and the title track.

Sea Change founder, Rupert Morrison, said, “The thought of this is spine tingling. I can’t imagine that there are many Sea Change fans that don’t also love Nick Drake. The prospect of taking time out to listen Nick Drake’s own copy of his final record – crackles and pops and all - on the frankly glorious, space age, family record player is a beautiful one.

"And we’re also so delighted that Tim Burgess will be taking the event to Twitter too for a 50th anniversary Pink Moon Listening Party ahead of his headline show on Sea Change Saturday. This is what Sea Change is all about.”

Sea Change Festival returns to Totnes on May 27, 28 and 29, 2022. For more details and how to buy tickets go to