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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:
Walker dropped out of the British Top Ten with his fourth album, but the result was probably his finest \'60s LP. While the tension between the bloated production and his introspective, ambitious lyrics remains, much of the over-the-top bombast of the orchestral arrangements has been reined in, leaving a relatively stripped-down approach that complements his songs rather than smothering them. This is the first Walker album to feature entirely original material, and his songwriting is more lucid and cutting. Several of the tracks stand among his finest. \"The Seventh Seal,\" based upon the classic film by Ingmar Bergman, features remarkably ambitious (and relatively successful) lyrics set against a haunting Ennio Morricone-style arrangement. \"The Old Man\'s Back Again\" also echoes Morricone, and tackles no less ambitious a lyrical palette; \"dedicated to the neo-Stalinist regime,\" the \"old man\" of this song was supposedly Josef Stalin. \"Hero of the War\" is also one of Walker\'s better vignettes, serenading his war hero with a cryptic mix of tribute and irony. Other songs show engaging folk, country, and soul influences that were largely buried on his previous solo albums.
01. On Your Own Again
02. The World\'s Strongest Man
03. Angels Of Ashes
04. Boy Child
05. The Seventh Seal
06. Hero Of The War
07. The Old Man\'s Back Again
09. Get Behind Me
10. Rhymes Of Goodbye
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