Label: Pickwick - PWKS 4165 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: UK • Genre: Pop •
Scott Walker 's success as a teen idol singer of Spectorish ballads with the Walker Brothers in no way prepared listeners for the mordant, despairing lyrics of his solo debut.
To compound the surprise, he does his best to imitate the vocal girth of Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra on this mix of original tunes and covers, which also features sweeping, bloated orchestral arrangements. It was hardly rock, and pop of a most oddball sort, but it found a surprisingly large audience -- in Britain, anyway, where it reached the Top Three in Poke behind the velvet curtain of the languid MOR arrangements, and one finds a surprisingly literate existentialist at the helm of these proceedings.
His lyrical nuances were probably lost on his audience of predominately teenage girls, though they've earned him a small cult audience that endures to this day. Highlights include his exquisitely anguished rendition of Brel Just One Smile - Scott Walker & The Walker Brothers - A Very Special Collection classic "Amsterdam" and his dramatic cover of Clipset (Unreleased Bonus Track) - Noise Unit - Decoder early-'60s Toni Fisher pop ballad "The Big Hurt.
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Tim Hardin. When Joanna Loved Me. My Death. The Big Hurt. Wayne Shanklin. Such a Small Love. You're Gonna Hear from Me. Through a Long and Sleepless Night. Always Coming Back to You. Jacques Brel. Spotify Amazon. Angelica Barry Mann. The Big Hurt Wayne Shanklin. Such a Small Love Scott Walker. Amsterdam Jacques Brel.
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