Everything Under the Sun

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Everything under the sun from the Walker Brothers' studio output is indeed here on this five-CD box set. It not only has everything from their mid-'60s prime on the first three CDs, but also the more neglected (though considerably less impressive) three albums or so they did in the mid- to late '70s after reuniting. There are also 13 previously unreleased tracks from 1965-1967, as well as a 48-page booklet with a historical essay and oodles of photos and memorabilia. Naturally, like many completist box sets, this isn't for everyone; there's much superb material, but also a good deal of also-ran cuts and covers. Too, the 1970s material is not only often rather dull ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Everything under the sun from the Walker Brothers' studio output is indeed here on this five-CD box set. It not only has everything from their mid-'60s prime on the first three CDs, but also the more neglected (though considerably less impressive) three albums or so they did in the mid- to late '70s after reuniting. There are also 13 previously unreleased tracks from 1965-1967, as well as a 48-page booklet with a historical essay and oodles of photos and memorabilia. Naturally, like many completist box sets, this isn't for everyone; there's much superb material, but also a good deal of also-ran cuts and covers. Too, the 1970s material is not only often rather dull pop (sometimes with slight country overtones), but not too similar or compatible with the lush 1960s productions. Plus, to be technical, it doesn't have everything the Walker Brothers issued, lacking the live album they recorded in Japan in 1968 (which, as of the release of this box set, still had not made it to CD). Focusing on the positive, however, this has a lot of quality music besides their familiar hits (which are also all included, of course). The R&B and soul covers the brothers sang to pad out their releases may not have been their forte, and sometimes the pop ballads were gushy, but Scott Walker's voice (and John Walker's second vocals) usually at least made them pleasant on some level. As for the booming, brooding ballads (with nods to Phil Spector and the Righteous Brothers) at which they excelled, there are plenty of those, including "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore," "After the Lights Go Out," "Another Tear Falls," "In My Room," "Everything Under the Sun," "Just Say Goodbye," "Deadlier Than the Male," and others. A few other songs have seeds of Scott Walker's more serious, arty side ("Archangel," "Mrs. Murphy," "Orpheus," "Experience"), and John Walker takes a nice lead vocal on one of their best obscure tracks, "I Can't Let It Happen to You." The 13 previously unreleased 1965-1967 recordings don't add up to an unissued album of sorts; they're more an assembly of odds and ends with a bent toward mediocre soul covers ("In the Midnight Hour," "I Got You [I Feel Good]") and pop standards (such as "The Shadow of Your Smile"). Again, however, the vocals make even these erratic leftovers worthwhile to some degree, and a few of the songs are rather good, including the characteristically melancholy "Hang on for Me," the dreamily orchestrated "Lost One," and the relatively upbeat Burt Bacharach-like "I Got Lost for a While." (The writers of all three of those mysterious tunes, incidentally, are listed as "unknown," leaving it open as to whether these were original compositions.) Also among these 13 unearthed items are alternate versions of two songs the Walkers did release, Randy Newman's "Looking for Me" and their big smash "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)." While these aren't as good as the official versions, they are at least notably different, and it's interesting to hear "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)" in a considerably tamer, more reserved arrangement. Other than the obvious similarities in the vocals, discs four and five could almost be the work of a different group than the one heard on the first three CDs. While this latter portion does include their big 1976 U.K. hit "No Regrets," it's tough sledding, with much of it given over to middle-of-the-road covers of the likes of Jimmy Webb, Randy Newman, Kris Kristofferson, and Boz Scaggs. Suddenly, however, the torpor is interrupted by Scott Walker's four originals from their final album, 1978's Nite Flights. They're bleak, piercing, heavily electronic rhythmic numbers, wholly unlike anything else the Walker Brothers did in either the 1960s or the 1970s, and wholly unlike any other '70s Walkers recordings in that they sounded bold and adventurous, rather than just treading water. They're enough, just about, to justify the inclusion of the Walker Brothers' reunion material in the box, though not enough to keep the inclusion of said material from making the box even more erratic than most such complete overviews of major artists.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/15/2006
  • Label: Universal Uk
  • UPC: 602498398449
  • Catalog Number: 9839844
  • Sales rank: 58,025

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Pretty Girls Everywhere (2:20)
  2. 2 Doin' the Jerk (2:28)
  3. 3 Love Her (3:22)
  4. 4 The Seventh Dawn (2:40)
  5. 5 Make It Easy on Yourself (3:13)
  6. 6 There Goes My Baby (3:07)
  7. 7 First Love Never Dies (3:38)
  8. 8 Dancing in the Street (2:48)
  9. 9 Lonely Winds (2:37)
  10. 10 The Girl I Lost in the Rain (2:48)
  11. 11 Land of 1000 Dances (2:34)
  12. 12 You're All Around Me (2:38)
  13. 13 Love Minus Zero (3:04)
  14. 14 I Don't Want to Hear It Anymore (3:47)
  15. 15 Here Comes the Night (2:26)
  16. 16 Tell the Truth (1:49)
  17. 17 But I Do (2:55)
  18. 18 My Ship Is Coming In (3:14)
  19. 19 The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore (3:04)
  20. 20 After the Lights Go Out (4:08)
  21. 21 (Baby) You Don't Have to Tell Me (2:41)
  22. 22 My Love Is Growing (2:19)
  23. 23 Looking for Me (2:12)
  24. 24 Young Man Cried (2:35)
  25. 25 Everything's Gonna Be All Right (2:17)
  26. 26 I Need You (3:13)
  27. 27 The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore (3:11)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Another Tear Falls (2:28)
  2. 2 Saddest Night in the World (2:13)
  3. 3 In My Room (2:33)
  4. 4 Saturday's Child (2:07)
  5. 5 Just for a Thrill (3:37)
  6. 6 Hurting Each Other (2:44)
  7. 7 Old Folks (3:12)
  8. 8 Summertime (4:30)
  9. 9 People Get Ready (2:39)
  10. 10 I Can See It Now (2:59)
  11. 11 Where's the Girl? (3:13)
  12. 12 Living Above Your Head (2:42)
  13. 13 Take It Like a Man (2:31)
  14. 14 No Sad Songs for Me (3:40)
  15. 15 Deadlier Than the Male (2:32)
  16. 16 Archangel (3:43)
  17. 17 Sunny (3:48)
  18. 18 Come Rain or Come Shine (3:21)
  19. 19 The Gentle Rain (2:43)
  20. 20 Mrs. Murphy (3:22)
  21. 21 Stay with Me Baby (3:18)
  22. 22 Turn out the Moon (3:52)
  23. 23 Walking in the Rain (3:26)
  24. 24 Baby Make It the Last Time (3:28)
  25. 25 Me About You (2:12)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Everything Under the Sun (4:24)
  2. 2 Once Upon a Summertime (3:51)
  3. 3 Experience (2:56)
  4. 4 Blueberry Hill (3:28)
  5. 5 Orpheus (3:26)
  6. 6 Stand by Me (3:59)
  7. 7 I Wanna Know (2:26)
  8. 8 I Will Wait for You (Theme from Les Parapluies de Cherbourg) (3:41)
  9. 9 It Makes No Difference Now (2:40)
  10. 10 I Can't Let It Happen to You (3:14)
  11. 11 Genevieve (2:51)
  12. 12 Just Say Goodbye (3:38)
  13. 13 Looking for Me (2:14)
  14. 14 The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore) (3:28)
  15. 15 Lazy Afternoon (4:12)
  16. 16 In the Midnight Hour (2:18)
  17. 17 A Song for Young Love (3:06)
  18. 18 Let the Music Play (2:48)
  19. 19 The Shadow of Your Smile (2:30)
  20. 20 Hang on for Me (1:56)
  21. 21 I Got You (I Feel Good) (1:44)
  22. 22 I Got Lost for a While (3:03)
  23. 23 A Fool Am I (3:03)
  24. 24 Wipe Away My Tears (2:38)
  25. 25 Lost One (3:07)
Disc 4
  1. 1 No Regrets (5:44)
  2. 2 Hold an Old Friend's Hand (3:43)
  3. 3 Boulder to Birmingham (3:51)
  4. 4 Walkin' in the Sun (3:53)
  5. 5 Lover's Lullaby (3:48)
  6. 6 I've Got to Have You (3:28)
  7. 7 He'll Break Your Heart (5:09)
  8. 8 Everything That Touches You (4:07)
  9. 9 Lovers (2:59)
  10. 10 Burn Our Bridges (3:31)
  11. 11 Remember Me (3:53)
  12. 12 Loving Arms (3:37)
  13. 13 I Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer (3:14)
  14. 14 The Moon's a Harsh Mistress (3:01)
  15. 15 Marie (3:44)
  16. 16 Lines (3:25)
  17. 17 Taking It All in Stride (4:34)
  18. 18 Inside of You (3:36)
  19. 19 Have You Seen My Baby (3:34)
Disc 5
  1. 1 We're All Alone (4:38)
  2. 2 Many Rivers to Cross (4:39)
  3. 3 First Day (2:21)
  4. 4 Brand New Tennessee Waltz (3:12)
  5. 5 Hard to Be Friends (3:28)
  6. 6 Dreaming as One (3:04)
  7. 7 Til I Gain Control Again (5:03)
  8. 8 The Ballad (4:06)
  9. 9 Shutout (2:47)
  10. 10 Fat Mama Kick (2:53)
  11. 11 Nite Flights (4:21)
  12. 12 The Electrician (6:03)
  13. 13 Death of Romance (3:42)
  14. 14 Den Haague (4:03)
  15. 15 Rhythms of Vision (2:54)
  16. 16 Disciples of Death (3:47)
  17. 17 Fury and the Fire (3:57)
  18. 18 Child of Flames (3:15)
  19. 19 Tokyo Rimshot (3:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Walker Brothers Primary Artist
Mo Foster Bass
Ronnie Ross Soprano Saxophone
Alan Skidmore Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Brian Bennett Drums
Jack Nitzsche Conductor
Simon Phillips Drums
Jim Sullivan Drums
B.J. Cole Pedal Steel Guitar
Les Davidson Guitar
Tristan Fry Percussion
Frank Gibson Drums
Steve Grey Piano, Conductor
Reg Guest Accompaniment
Chris Karan Percussion
Dill Katz Bass
Katie Kissoon Background Vocals
Gary Leeds Vocals, Percussion
Dave MacRae Conductor, Keyboards
John Mealing Piano
Chris Mercer Tenor Saxophone
Barry Morgan Drums
Brian Odgers Electric Bass
Morris Pert Percussion
Judd Proctor Acoustic Guitar
Ivor Raymonde Accompaniment
Peter Vanhook Drums
Len Walker Acoustic Guitar
Dennis Weinreich Background Vocals
Joy Yates Background Vocals
Paul Keough Acoustic Guitar
Ritchie Hitchcock Electric Guitar
Dave Wilus Saxophone
Dougie Wright Percussion, Drums
Alan Rankin Jones Bass
Dr. John Walker Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Paul Gayten Composer
Rodney Crowell Composer
Emmylou Harris Composer
Kris Kristofferson Composer
Mickey Newbury Composer
Tom Rush Composer
John Stewart Composer
Jimmy Cliff Composer
Luiz Bonfá Composer
Petula Clark Composer
Steve Cropper Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
Marvin Gaye Composer
Janis Ian Composer
Ben E. King Composer
Randy Newman Composer
Boz Scaggs Composer
Jesse Winchester Composer
Michael Kamen Composer
Michel Legrand Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Mort Shuman Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Lesley Duncan Composer
Gerry Goffin Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Barry Mann Composer
Larry Murray Composer
Jack Nitzsche Arranger
Tom Snow Composer
Kenny Vance Composer
Bob Crewe Composer
Shorty Rogers Arranger
Bobby Hebb Composer
Jeff Barry Composer
Jay Black Composer
Garry Bonner Composer
Peter Callander Composer
Bill Danoff Composer
Hal David Composer
Jacques Demy Composer
Fats Domino Composer
Kirk Duncan Composer
Scott Engel Composer
Bob Gaudio Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Norman Gimbel Composer
Alan Gordon Composer
Reg Guest Orchestra Director
Tony Hatch Composer
John Latouche Composer
Dave MacRae Producer, Orchestration
Johnny Mandel Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Jerome Moross Composer
Bob Morris Composer
Doc Pomus Composer
Bill Post Composer
Doree Post Composer
Jerry Ragovoy Composer
Don Raye Composer
Ivor Raymonde Orchestra Director
Vincent Rose Composer
Tom Springfield Composer
William "Mickey" Stevenson Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
Peter Udell Composer
Nick Venet Producer
Paul Francis Webster Composer
Donna Weiss Composer
George David Weiss Composer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Phillip Mitchell Composer
John Franz Composer, Producer
Michael Nicholls Composer
Lowman Pauling Composer
Mark Paytress Liner Notes, Annotation
George Treadwell Composer
Eddie Barclay Composer
Eugene Church Composer
Lee Pockriss Composer
Marty Sanders Composer
Jim Seals Composer
Phil Smee Artwork
DuBose Heyward Composer
Willard Robison Composer
Joaquin Prieto Composer
Gary Geld Composer
Robert Guidry Composer
Dedette Lee Hill Composer
Eddy Marnay Composer
Matt Dubey Composer
Iller Pattacini Composer
A. Testa Composer
Daryl Easlea Concept
Tom Jarvis Composer
Benjamin Nelson Composer
Gary Knight Composer
Dr. John Walker Composer
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