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Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Nick Drake’s “Pink Moon” with 12 “Moon” Songs

Featuring Tracks by Prince, The Smashing Pumpkins, Echo & The Bunnymen, Tom Waits, Television, Billie Holiday, and More

Feb 25, 2022

Much of this list was compiled and written between July and August 2021, in honor of The Capris’ hit “There’s a Moon Out Tonight,” which, despite having been released in 1958, did not chart until 1961, eventually climbing to number three on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart early that year, thus warranting a 60th anniversary commemorative list of 12 solid “moon” songs. After careful consideration, however, I decided I’d missed my mark last summer, the length of time between the song’s anniversary and prospective publication date of my list having grown too great. More

Nick Drake — Reflecting on the 50th Anniversary of “Pink Moon”

The Album First Came Out on February 25, 1972

Feb 25, 2022

Astrologically, a pink moon is said by some to serve as a dark omen of apocalyptic proportions, an unholy satellite passing through fevered half-light. Others claim it to represent new beginnings and brighter futures, an assurance that the worst has at last passed. Curiously, a pink moon isn’t even pink, but is associated with the growth of pink phlox in the springtime. More

Jan 24, 2018

Rostam Batmanglij (formerly of Vampire Weekend and who just goes by his first name these days) released his debut solo album, Half-Light, last year via Nonesuch. Now he has covered Nick Drake’sclassic “Pink Moon” in a session for Spotify. More

Oct 24, 2016

Amber Arcades, the project of Dutch musician Annelotte de Graaf, released her debut album, Fading Lines, on back in June via Heavenly. Now she has shared a cover of Nick Drake’s “Which Will,” from his 1972 classic Pink Moon. More