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Just One Smile - Scott Walker & The Walker Brothers - A Very Special Collection


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Label: Pickwick - PWKS 4165 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: UK • Genre: Pop •
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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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  1. 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.
  2. Feb 08,  · This package commences with their two best-known songs which is fine with me since they are my favorite Walker Brothers hits. There are several other great songs on this collection as well but I would have preferred having those tunes (about 14 songs) on a single disc. John Maus was a very good singer but Scott was exceptional. His "no /5(20).
  3. Nov 23,  · He made his name as a crooner with the Walker Brothers, then disappeared. Back with a new avant-garde album, Scott Walker tells Simon Hattenstone that .
  4. Portrait is the second album by the American pop group The Walker mightworkerfedicoifyn.infoinfoed in the album was their most successful and reached number three on the UK Albums Chart. The group's musical accompaniment was directed by Ivor Raymonde and Reg Guest and produced by John mightworkerfedicoifyn.infoinfoing good to mixed reviews the album was first released in both Mono and Stereo LP .
  5. I purchased this one right after receiving the author’s newsletter without knowing what it was about other than the fact that it was book two in The Walker Brothers series and also because I'm a big fan of J. S. Scott's work. I have loved the first installment telling the story of Trace and this one was just as amazing/5().
  6. The Walker Brothers continued to have chart hits in the UK in and , with Scott taking a more prominent role in their song choices and arrangements, but with diminishing commercial success. They also had to leave the UK for six months in because of work permit problems. As pop music moved on, the Walker Brothers began to sound dated.

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