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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:
Scott Walker\'s final British Top Ten album was the first to be dominated by his own songwriting. Ten of the 13 tunes on this 1969 LP are originals; the remaining three, naturally, were written by one of his chief inspirations, Jacques Brel. There are some interesting moments here. \"Big Louise\" talks about a hefty prostitute with shocking explicitness for a pop star album of the era. \"Copenhagen\" (like much of Walker\'s \'60s work) foreshadows David Bowie. \"Funeral Tango\" is a particularly vicious Brel song. \"30 Century Man\" is an uncommonly folkish and focused tune for Walker. \"We Came Through\" is an oddball cavalry charge featuring one of his occasional forays into Ennio Morricone spaghetti Western-like production. The tension between Walker\'s dense, foreboding lyrics and orchestral production is unusual, to say the least. But too often, it\'s too difficult to penetrate Walker\'s insights through Wally Scott\'s string-drenched production. It shrouds the lyrics in a fog that\'s often too syrupy to justify the effort needed to fight through it.
01. It\'s Raining Today
04. Big Louise
05. We Came Through
07. Two Ragged Soldiers
08. 30 Century Man
09. Winter Night
10. Two Weeks Since You\'ve Gone
11. Sons Of
12. Funeral Tango
13. If You Go Away
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