March 2 street date. 20 track compilation featuring the works of ROBERT KIRBY, whose string, brass and woodwind arrangements helped to make Nick Drake's first two albums (as well as many others) so distinctive. Totemic of a post-60s, post-swinging England that wore a greatcoat and kicked up leaves, Kirby's orchestrations were relaxed, familiar, and entirely autumnal. His talent was appreciated by producer/manager Sandy Robertson, who booked him for other prime British folk-rockers - Ian Matthews, Spirogyra, Shelagh McDonald, Keith Christmas - and by Joe Boyd, who asked Kirby to work with Vashti Bunyan. By the end of the decade, when he quit arranging for an office job, there was almost no-one in the folk rock canon Robert Kirby hadn't worked with: Shirley Collins, Ralph McTell, Sandy Denny, and Richard and Linda Thompson. He came out of retirement at the end of the 90s and had never been busier than he was at the time of his unexpected death in 2009. "When The Day Is Done" concentrates on his first wave of success, when a Robert Kirby arrangement was a guarantee of something special, a particular melancholic beauty.