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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Scott Walker's final British Top Ten album was the first to be dominated by his own songwriting. Ten of the thirteen 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. "No Last 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 ...
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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Scott Walker's final British Top Ten album was the first to be dominated by his own songwriting. Ten of the thirteen 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. "No Last 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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/26/2008
  • Label: 4 Men With Beards
  • UPC: 646315115116
  • Catalog Number: 151

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 It's Raining Today (4:01)
  2. 2 Copenhagen (2:22)
  3. 3 Rosemary (3:22)
  4. 4 Big Louise (3:10)
  5. 5 We Came Through (1:58)
  6. 6 Butterfly (1:42)
  7. 7 Two Ragged Soldiers (3:06)
  8. 8 30 Century Man (1:29)
  9. 9 Winter Night (1:45)
  10. 10 Two Weeks Since You've Go (2:48)
  11. 11 Sons Of (3:44)
  12. 12 Funeral Tango (2:55)
  13. 13 If You Go Away (4:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Scott Walker Primary Artist, Vocals
Peter Knight Accompaniment
Wally Stott Accompaniment
Technical Credits
Peter Knight Director
Jacques Brel Composer
Mort Shuman Composer
Scott Walker Composer
John Kelly Cover Photo
Simon Heyworth Remastering
Keith Altham Liner Notes, Sleeve Notes
John Franz Producer
Wally Stott Director
Gérard Jouannest Composer
Cally Reissue Producer, Reissue Design
Linda Glover Sleeve Design
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