Tag: Scott Walker

I’d Love To Turn You On: Classical And Avant-Garde Music That Inspired The Sixties Counter-Culture (El Records)

I’d Love To Turn You On: Classical And Avant-Garde Music That Inspired The Counterculture offers a fascinating peek behind the curtain of the artists and musicians that inspired the British underground in the late 1960s.

Scott Walker Jacques Brel

Scott Walker Meets Jacques Brel (Ace Records)

American expat Scott Walker found influence in the work of Belgian songwriter Jacques Brel. This handy collection might not offer anything new to the Scott Walker fan, but with its inclusion of Brel’s original French versions, it makes a fascinating little introduction for both artists.

Song Of The Day: Simon Bonney, “Duchess”

Taken from the Mute Records release, Past, Present, Future.

Various Artists: Come Join My Orchestra: The British Baroque Pop Sound 1967-73 (Grapefruit)

This excellent three disc set offers up an amazing treasure trove of Baroque pop from the late 60s and early 70s, offering up killer harmonies and lush orchestral arrangements from bands and artists both familiar and obscure.

Song Of The Day: The Walker Brothers, “No Regrets”

Some thoughts on the passing of the brilliant Scott Walker.

3AM Eternal: Scott Walker “It’s Raining Today” (1969)

The opening song to eccentric pop artist Scott Walker’s third album is also one of his finest, most sublime pop compositions.