I remember a magazine doing a survey quite a few years ago and they said the artists with the best voice of all time were
3. Frank Sinatra
1. Nat King Cole
and I think yeah I can go along with that.
Scott Walker wouldn't be far off that list
I've just re-discovered his first album - a vinyl copy I picked up as a student 10 years ago and didn't really "appreciate"
Crikey me - this is the vinyl experience i've been looking for.
For some reason, all that trashy garage-rock doesn't have quite this wow factor
I'd be inviting everyone I know around for a listen if I didn't feel slightly embarassed as a 31 year old
Oops just realised this post is a year old err enthusiasm getting the better of me...
I'm a big fan of Scott's voice. Perhaps more than his actual songs. That said, the song, The Old Man's Back Again, (Scott 4, I think) is sublime.
I even occasionally give The Drift, his most recent album a spin. It's his anti-melody, uneasy listening classic.
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I love Scott Walker. Wish I had 'Scott Walker Sings Jacques Brel' on a fantastic vinyl transfer. Mind you, the CD's not bad - and currently a silly £3.97 (and in the two albums for £6 deal!) at Amazon:
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Another Scott Walker fan here, one of the great voices IMHO.
I picked this up last year for £1.50 from a car-boot sale..
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Oh boy . . . takes me back, 'Sun aint gonna shine . . .' . . . Wallowing in nostalgia on Spotify, loads on there. Spanning my 20 year gap, thanks for re-introducing me to Scott Walker. Totally unaware how he had developed during my dark times.
Another one to be looking for at the boot sales and charity shops.
Enjoy your re-acquaintance with Scott, just beware of The Drift. Sometimes it makes me laugh, other times I have to stop playing it. It's terrifying. Disturbing. And quite brilliantly recorded, performed and produced.
Hi CJ, not got a lot of time this morning, work getting the way! But I have dipped in to a few of the albums, right back from the early days to more recent . . . how his voice has matured, and yes, I could hear the recording quality, Hazel was listening in the kitchen too . . . on our investigate list.
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