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No. 38: ‘Mayfair’ – Nick Drake (1986)

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  • ‘Mayfair’ – Nick Drake (1986)

    Turns out rich people can feel bad too

    ‘Full of fame, but lacking love’ croons Drake of the West End’s most enduringly glamorous (and expensive) nook. But could it be that the famously, fatally depressive songwriter is also somehow singing about… himself? Possibly. ‘Mayfair Strange at every hour/Hidden frowns with mystic power’ he continues. ‘Down below, you’re on your own’.

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