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The Early Years

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All Music Guide - Greg Adams
Latter-day fans of Scott Walker, the enigmatic pop auteur, are unlikely to take great interest in his early recordings as Scott Engel, the paint-by-numbers teen idol. Comparable to the mild pop
ock of Ricky Nelson, Walker's early efforts produced no hits and are remembered mainly because of his later fame as a solo artist and a member of the Walker Brothers. His best-known cuts from this era come from his debut Orbit single, "The Livin' End" b/w "Good for Nothin'," which have appeared on a few anthologies of early rock & roll. Exhibiting a tougher approach than most of his subsequent Orbit singles, "The Livin' End" also boasts a curious...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Adams
Latter-day fans of Scott Walker, the enigmatic pop auteur, are unlikely to take great interest in his early recordings as Scott Engel, the paint-by-numbers teen idol. Comparable to the mild pop
ock of Ricky Nelson, Walker's early efforts produced no hits and are remembered mainly because of his later fame as a solo artist and a member of the Walker Brothers. His best-known cuts from this era come from his debut Orbit single, "The Livin' End" b/w "Good for Nothin'," which have appeared on a few anthologies of early rock & roll. Exhibiting a tougher approach than most of his subsequent Orbit singles, "The Livin' End" also boasts a curious composer credit: Rod McKuen and Henry Mancini. Collectors of '50s rock & roll will be much more interested in Walker's Scott Engel sides since he recorded a few Johnny Burnette songs and performed ably in the teen idol vein. The Early Years compiles 18 of Walker/Engel's Orbit recordings, encompassing a few rockers, some ballads, and some straight pop music. A few months after Acrobat released The Early Years in England, Empire Musicwerks issued an identical collection in the United States under the title Humble Beginnings: The Scott Engel Sessions, although the import is slightly less expensive from most retailers. Also in existence are a pair of bootleg anthologies, Hits and Rarities, Vols. 1-2, that collect a total of 64 recordings Walker/Engel made in the '50s and '60s, dubbed from vinyl rather than original master tapes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/15/2005
  • Label: Acrobat
  • UPC: 824046421427
  • Catalog Number: 4214
  • Sales rank: 389,099

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Livin' End (2:26)
  2. 2 Good for Nothin' (1:48)
  3. 3 Charley Bop (1:47)
  4. 4 All I Do Is Dream of You (2:35)
  5. 5 Bluebell (2:44)
  6. 6 Paper Doll (2:37)
  7. 7 The Golden Rule (2:20)
  8. 8 Sunday (2:06)
  9. 9 Comin' Home (2:05)
  10. 10 I Don't Wanna Know (2:02)
  11. 11 Too Young to Know (2:16)
  12. 12 Sing Boy Sing (1:22)
  13. 13 Too Young (1:49)
  14. 14 Everybody But Me (2:14)
  15. 15 Take This Love (1:55)
  16. 16 Till You Return (2:14)
  17. 17 When I Kiss You Goodnight (1:25)
  18. 18 When You See Her (2:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Scott Walker Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Richard Rodgers Composer
Dave Burgess Composer
Austin Powell Liner Notes
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