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Bio Excerpt from All Music:
One of the most enigmatic figures in rock history, Scott Walker was known as Scotty Engel when he cut obscure flop records in the late \'50s and early \'60s in the teen idol vein. He then hooked up with John Maus and Gary Leeds to form the Walker Brothers. They weren\'t named Walker, they weren\'t brothers, and they weren\'t English, but they nevertheless became a part of the British Invasion after moving to the U.K. in 1965. They enjoyed a couple of years of massive success there (and a couple of hits in the U.S.) in a Righteous Brothers vein. As their full-throated lead singer and principal songwriter, Walker was the dominant artistic force in the group, who split in 1967.
While remaining virtually unknown in his homeland, Walker launched a hugely successful solo career in Britain with a unique blend of orchestrated, almost MOR arrangements with idiosyncratic and morose lyrics. At the height of psychedelia, Walker openly looked to crooners like Sinatra, Jack Jones, and Tony Bennett for inspiration, and to Jacques Brel for much of his material. None of those balladeers, however, would have sung about the oddball subjects -- prostitutes, transvestites, suicidal brooders, plagues, and Joseph Stalin -- that populated Walker\'s songs. His first four albums hit the Top Ten in the U.K. -- his second, in fact, reached number one in 1968, in the midst of the hippie era. By the time of 1969\'s Scott 4, the singer was writing all of his material. Although this was perhaps his finest album, it was a commercial disappointment, and unfortunately discouraged him from relying entirely upon his own material on subsequent releases. ...
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All Music Album Review:
Although Walker\'s second album was his biggest commercial success, actually reaching number one in Britain, it was not his greatest artistic triumph. His taste remains eclectic, encompassing Bacharach/David, Tim Hardin, and of course his main man Jacques Brel (who is covered three times on this album). And his own songwriting efforts hold their own in this esteemed company. \"The Girls From the Streets\" and \"Plastic Palace People\" show an uncommonly ambitious lyricist cloaked behind the over-the-top, schmaltzy orchestral arrangements, one more interested in examining the seamy underside of glamour and romance than celebrating its glitter. The Brel tune \"Next\" must have lifted a few teenage mums\' eyebrows with its not-so-hidden hints of homosexuality and abuse. Another Brel tune, \"The Girl and the Dogs,\" is less controversial, but hardly less nasty in its jaded view of romance. Some of the material is not nearly as memorable, however, and the over-the-top show ballad production can get overbearing. The album included his first Top 20 U.K. hit, \"Jackie.\"
02. Best Of Both Worlds
03. Black Sheep Boy
04. The Amorous Humphrey Plugg
06. The Girls From The Streets
07. Plastic Palace People
08. Wait Until Dark
09. The Girls And The Dogs
10. Windows Of The World
11. The Bridge
12. Come Next Spring
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