I'm sure that there are but I can't think of any of the top of my head. Since we're all here together discussing Scott Walker's music it would be interesting to see everyone's Top 10 let's make it 15 list. Murphy 2. Orpheus 3. Montague Terrace In Blue 4. Such A Small Love 5. Always Coming Back To You 6. Plastic Palace People 7.
The Flaming Lips' American Head is a trip, a journey to the past that one doesn't want to return to but never wants to forget. With the release of his seventh solo album, Late Night Laments , Tim Bowness explores global tensions and considers how musicians can best foster mutual understanding in times of social unrest. It's much too stark.
Walker revered Jacques Brel , and recorded nine songs by the Belgian singer in the late 60s, after going solo. Their debased narrator typically declared himself doomed — yet was unrepentant, revelling in squalor and horror. Plastic Palace People is from Scott 2 , the most commercially successful of the four revered solo albums Walker released between and It was in many ways quite unlike anything else produced at the time. Not rock — but Plastic Palace People has touches of psychedelia.
String and harp arpeggios rise and fall in the verses before evaporating, the chorus dominated by guitar, tambourine and bass. Is Plastic Palace People a dream or a nightmare? Its opening track, The Seventh Seal, takes its name and subject matter from the Ingmar Bergman film surely one of the best films about existential angst in plague-ridden 14th-century Sweden ever made. The translations Walker learned about were part of a project that would culminate in the staging of the play Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.
Mort what a coincidence Shuman translated it beautifully, keeping the dark theme in tact without trying to dilute it for English-speaking audiences. Perhaps the best known of them is Amsterdam, a song about sailors on shore leave in the port of Amsterdam. The lyrics are rich with vivid imagery:.
His own interpretations of his songs, in many ways, were very different from mine. I certainly did not want to copy him. It was recorded during the summer of love, but bears no resemblance to that period.
There is great honesty of purpose in the selection of these songs by Scott for his first solo showcase, and the result is a fine example or original expression and unique interpretation. He commented that this song was about two friends of his, a married couple who lived in a small room about the size of a shoebox, who can still dream. The song deals with their illusions of living in Montague Terrace. I think that what you start to see there is the potential of Scott as a songwriter. His vocal delivery, as great as it is on a song such as Montague Terrace, can only carry the tune that far.
The arrangement Stott wrote for this and many other tunes for Walker adds all the dramatic flair that makes these songs so unique. But no! I walked in to see this young man sitting at the floor with a guitar and sheets of paper with words all over the carpet. Speaking of Johnny Franz, it is time to also give credit to the producer. He produced nine no. Scott Walker, the one Walker Brother who was interested in what goes into making a song in the studio, formed a special connection with Franz.
He was a very experienced man, a producer of a hell of a lot of big artists. There is no hiding from experience. Scott the album reached no. Its Raining Today 2. Big Louie 5. Two Weeks Since Youve Gone If You Go Away. Scott 2 CD. The Girl From The Streets 7. The Girls and The Dogs Windows of The World Come Next Spring. Scott [import] Vinyl LP. Through A Long and Sleepless Night Orchestral tuning up 2.
Dream sequence 4. Village walk 5. Down the stairs 7. Up the stairs 8. The letter 9. Versailles Tracks of Disc 2 1. Cutting flowers 2. Boy,Mirror,Car arriving 3. Third tantrum 4. Printing press 5. On the way to the meeting 6. The meeting 7. Post meeting 8. Finale 9. New dawn synth layout for cut scene. Mathilde - Scott Walker 2. My Death - Scott Walker 3. Amsterdam - Scott Walker 4. Jackie - Scott Walker 5.
Next - Scott Walker 6. Sons Of - Scott Walker 8. Funeral Tango - Scott Walker 9. Mathilde - Jacques Brel La Mort - Jacques Brel Amsterdam - Jacques Brel Aa Suivant - Jacques Brel Fils De - Jacques Brel Tango Funebre - Jacques Brel Seul - Jacques Brel. Thanks For Chicago Mr. It's Over 8. Cowbells Shakin' Tracks of Disc 2 1. Til The Band Comes In 2.
War Is Over Epilogue 3. Stormy 4. Otherwise known as 'Scott', here's the stunning debut that saw Scott break free of his former 'pop' tag, including several magnificent Jacques Brel covers, pasted picture sleeve with rare catalogue inner.
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