Category:Scott Walker (singer) albums
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The following 22 pages are in this category, out of 22 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 22 pages are in this category, out of 22 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. 5 Easy Pieces (Scott Walker box set) – 5 Easy Pieces is a box set anthology of the career of Scott Walker. It was released in November 2003, the set comprises five themed CDs and a 56-page booklet. All tracks written by Scott Walker, unless otherwise noted, all tracks performed by Scott Walker, except † by The Walker Brothers, ‡ by Ute Lemper, and 2.16 by Esther Ofarim. k. a. Delayed –3,42 Sleepwalkers Woman –4,11 Track 5 a. k. a and its A Starving –3,32 Farmer In The City –6,35 The Cockfighter –5,58 Bouncer See Bouncer. –1,09 Never Again –1,27 Closing –1,53
2. Any Day Now (Scott Walker album) – Any Day Now is the eighth studio album by the American solo artist Scott Walker. It was released in May 1973 but failed to chart, the Me I Never Knew was released as the albums sole single backed with the The Moviegoer opening track, This Way Mary. The album was also the final Walker studio album from Philips Records, Walker has blocked CD re-releases of Any Day Now, Scott, Scott Walker Sings Songs from his TV Series and The Moviegoer. In spite of the deletion, around half of the songs were released in recent years on the budget The Collection compilation. The Me I Never Knew, We Could Be Flying, Do I Love You, when You Get Right Down to It, Cowboy, and All My Loves Laughter are included on the Classics & Collectibles, while Any Day Now is included on The Collection. If Ships Were Made To Sail appears on a collection of Jimmy Webb penned songs titled And Someone Left The Cake Out In The Rain, maria Bethania, If and Aint No Sunshine remain unavailable. Scott Walker - Vocals Peter Knight - Arrangements, Conductor Robert Cornford - Arrangements, Conductor tracks, A4, A6, B1, B5 John Franz - Producer Peter J. Olliff - Engineer
3. Bish Bosch – Bish Bosch is the fourteenth studio album by the American singer Scott Walker. It was released on 3 December 2012 on 4AD, the album has been described by its creator as being the final installment in a trilogy that also includes Tilt and The Drift. At seventy-three minutes, Bish Bosch is Walkers longest studio album, as well as containing his longest song. Critical response to Bish Bosch was very positive, at Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 78, based on 33 professional reviews. The recording was selected as Album of the Week in The Independent, The Guardian and The Sunday Times, Album of the Month in Mojo magazine, and Album of the Year by Tiny Mix Tapes
4. Climate of Hunter – Climate of Hunter is the eleventh studio album by the American solo artist Scott Walker. It was released in March 1984 and reached number 60 on the UK Albums Chart and it includes the single Track Three. It was his album of the 1980s. Walker wrote the songs for the album between August and September 1983, the album was recorded between October and December 1983 in the UK at The Town House, EMI and Sarm West Studios. The album was released as an LP in March 1984, receiving positive reviews and it was released on CD in the mid-1980s, and reissued on CD in January 2006, with revised artwork and having been remastered. The original artwork for the album was designed by C. More. Tone, following the poor reception of Walkers tenth solo album, 1974s We Had It All, Walker reformed The Walker Brothers and signed to GTO Records. The reunited group recorded three albums together, 1975s No Regrets, 1976s Lines and 1978s Nite Flights, No Regrets and Lines had continued the musical vein of MOR Country Pop cover versions that Walker had followed on his previous two solo albums. The title track, No Regrets, had become a hit single in early 1976, the group began recording Nite Flights knowing that GTO was soon to collapse. The decision was made to produce an album of their own compositions without compromise, the resulting album emphasised an art rock and disco sound utilising harder drum sounds, synthesizers, and electric guitars. The three group members each wrote and sang their own compositions, Scotts four songs – Shut Out, Fat Mama Kick, Nite Flights, and The Electrician – were his first original compositions since 1970s Til the Band Comes In. Walkers song-writing displayed remarkable growth from his 1960s work and had more in common with the music of David Bowie, Brian Eno, the extremely dark and discomforting sound of Scotts songs, particularly The Electrician, was to prove a forerunner to the direction of his future solo work. Nite Flights was released in 1978 to poor sales figures but warm critical opinion, especially Scotts contributions. In the period after the album Walker was without a record deal, Walker compared himself to Orson Welles, a great man everyone wants to meet, but for whom nobody will finance their next project. Out of his now good critical standing a trio of compilations was released in the early 1980s, in spite of signing a new deal, Walker was slow to begin writing his first album for the label. Although Walker was slow to begin writing, the seven songs composed for the album were completed and recorded quickly in the last six months of 1983, the album was produced with Peter Walsh who had recently worked with Simple Minds on their break-through album, 1982s New Gold Dream. Walker explained that if the melody was known it would take the song away from the place he intended. The intention was to keep everything a little disjointed so there is no chance of everyone swinging together, the resulting songs are driven by and founded on Peter Van Hookes drums, Mo Fosters bass and Walkers vocals. Guitars, synthesizers, brass and strings are used sparingly with abstract results
5. The Drift – The Drift is the thirteenth studio album by the American solo artist Scott Walker. It was released on the 8 May 2006 and reached number 51 on the UK Albums Chart, no singles were released from the album. Walker composed the songs for the album slowly over the decade after the release of 1995s Tilt, beginning with Cue, an early version of Buzzers was premièred at the Meltdown festival on 17 June 2000 under the title Thimble Rigging. The album was recorded over a period of 17 months at Metropolis Studios in Chiswick, London, with orchestra recorded in one day at George Martins AIR Studios in Hampstead, receiving good reviews from critics, the album was released as an LP and CD in May 2006. The artwork for the album was designed by Vaughan Oliver at v23 with assistance from Chris Bigg, Walkers first album composed entirely of new material since 1995s Tilt, The Drift forms the second installment of the trilogy that concluded with 2012s Bish Bosch. The Drift has been cited by critics and fans alike as a disturbing. French singer Vanessa Contenay-Quinones appears as the voice of Clara Petacci on Clara, the sound and subject matter for the album is unrelentingly dark and unsettling, often juxtaposing quiet sections with sudden loud noise to induce discomfort in the listener. Subjects include torture, disease, 9/11, Elvis Presley, all tracks written by Scott Walker, except Psoriatic. Also Jesse video Album completion announcement at the official 4AD site, - Momus writes about The Drift
6. The Moviegoer (album) – The Moviegoer is the seventh studio album by the American solo artist Scott Walker. It was released in October 1972 but failed to chart, no singles were released from the album, though This Way Mary was later released as a b-side to Walkers 1973 single The Me I Never Knew. The album consists solely of renditions of film theme songs performed by other artists. The album was the first of six albums in which Walker did not contribute original material. By way of compromise Walker had some say in the song selection, the album was recorded quickly in the autumn of 1972 with Walkers usual studio team consisting of producer Johnny Franz and engineer Peter J. Olliff. In a change from previous work, Robert Cornford was brought-in to produce the orchestral arrangements, despite a push for commercial viability the album received negative reviews when released as an LP in October 1972. The album was re-issued in 1975 by Contour record label with new sleeve art, the album has since been deleted and has not been reissued. Walker has blocked CD re-releases of The Moviegoer, Scott, Scott Walker Sings Songs from his TV Series, in spite of the albums deletion, the majority of the songs were released in recent years on the expansive 5 Easy Pieces boxset and Classics & Collectibles. Only Joe Hill and All His Children remain unavailable, stephen Thomas Erlewine writing retrospectively for Allmusic summarises The Moviegoer as a harmless mainstream pop album without much care. Scott Walker – Vocals Johnny Franz – Producer Peter J. Olliff – Engineering Robert Cornford – Orchestra director
7. Pola X (soundtrack) – Pola X is the soundtrack album to Léos Caraxs film of the same name composed, and produced by the American solo artist Scott Walker. The soundtrack also includes contributions from Smog, Sonic Youth, Fairuz, Nguyên Lê and it was released on 17 May 1999. It was Walkers first full soundtrack, the soundtrack was recorded in Paris at Studios Davout, and in London at Lansdowne Recording Studio and Air Studios. Receiving positive reviews the album was released in May 1999 on CD in France. The majority of Walkers compositions were included on the fifth disc of Walkers 2003 boxset compilation 5 Easy Pieces. Walker followed his work on Pola X with scores for dance performances. And What Shall Go to the Ball. for the London-based CandoCo Dance Company, Pola X received mixed to positive reviews by the majority of critics. All tracks performed and written by Scott Walker except where otherwise noted, jean-Claude Dubois - Orchestra Direction Geoff Foster - Mixing Paris Philharmonic Orchestra Brian Gascoigne - Orchestration Scott Walker - Producer Pola X at MusicBrainz
8. Scott (album) – Scott was the début solo album by Scott Walker, originally released in the United Kingdom on Philips Records in 1967. The album received both commercial success as well as critical praise, hitting #3 on the UK Albums Chart. Scott was released six months after Walkers third album with The Walker Brothers. Brel was an influence on Walkers own compositions, and Walker included Brel material on his first three solo albums. Walker described Brel without qualification as the most significant singer-songwriter in the world, the real coup for Walker was his luck in acquiring and recording the new Mort Shuman-translated versions of Brels material before anyone else. Since the albums release, three complete outtakes, likely recorded during the Scott album sessions, have circulated in bootlegged form. These are Free Again, I Get Along Without You Very Well and I Think Im Getting Over You, the album was released by Philips Records in September 1967 in the UK. It reached #3 on the UK Albums Chart, and stayed on the chart for seventeen weeks and it was released the following year in the US on Smash Records under the title Aloner. Scott Walker – vocals Wally Stott – arrangements, conductor Reg Guest – arrangements, conductor Peter Knight – arrangements, conductor Peter Olliff – engineer
9. Scott 2 – Scott 2 is the second solo album by Scott Walker. Scott 2 follows the formula of Walkers début release, with a mixture of contemporary covers Jacques Brel interpretations, film songs and his own original compositions. According to Jonathan King writing in the notes to Scott 2, not long after the album had been completed, Walker described it as the work of a lazy. He added, Now the nonsense must stop, and the business must begin. The album, released on Philips Records in May 1968, reached #1 for one week, the album was preceded by the single Jackie in late 1967. The single met with controversy in the UK because of lyrics like authentic queers and phony virgins, the song was banned by the BBC and was not performed on BBC TV or played on the mainstream radio channels. The song eventually charted at #22, a record about real stuff with quite disturbing imagery, remarked Neil Hannon, frontman of The Divine Comedy. Wally Stott - arrangements and conductor Reg Guest - arrangements and conductor Peter Knight - arrangements and conductor Peter Olliff - engineer
10. Scott 3 – Scott 3 is the third solo album by singer songwriter Scott Walker. Upon release in 1969, it met with slower sales than his previous albums, the dense lush string arrangements by Wally Stott seemed to evoke a Vegas-style lounge crooner atmosphere, but one tinted with surreal drones and touches of dissonance. Since its release, it has been regarded by many of Walkers fans as a favourite, a cover of 30 Century Man by the Jigsaw Seen was used in the animated film Futurama, Benders Big Score. Marc Almond covered the song Big Louise in 1982 with his band Marc, the final three tracks are covers of compositions by Jacques Brel. All tracks written by Scott Walker, except where noted, smash label vinyl issue omitted 30 Century Man, replacing it with Lights of Cincinnati, a UK non-LP single from the same period. This issue also featured a different cover design from the UK Philips release, Scott Walker - vocals, arranger Wally Stott - Arranged and conducted all songs except 30 Century Man and Funeral Tango Peter Knight - Arranged and conducted Funeral Tango Scott 3 at MusicBrainz
11. Scott 4 – Scott 4 is Scott Walkers fifth solo album. It was originally released in late 1969 under his name, Noel Scott Engel. Subsequent reissues have been released under his stage name and it has since received praise as one of Walkers best works. The opening track, The Seventh Seal, is based on the 1957 film of the name by filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. The album failed to chart and was deleted soon after and it has been speculated that Walkers decision to release the album under his birth name of Noel Scott Engel contributed to its chart failure. All subsequent re-issues of the album have been released under his stage name, today Scott 4 is considered as one of his strongest works and it has been acknowledged in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die amongst others. It has also praised by known artists such as David Bowie. All tracks written by Noel Scott Engel
12. Stretch (album) – Stretch is the ninth studio album by the American solo artist Scott Walker. It was released in November 1973 but was unsuccessful on the music charts, no singles were released from the album. It was Walkers first solo album for CBS/Columbia records after departing from Philips Records, the majority of the songs recorded for the album were covers of old songs, some of which were by songwriters Walker had covered before such as Randy Newman and Jimmy Webb. The one new song Someone Who Cared was written by the albums producer Del Newman, the album was recorded in 1973 at Nova Studios, Marble Arch, London. Receiving negative reviews from critics the album was released as an LP in November 1973, the album was reissued and released on CD in 1997 by BGO Records coupled with Walkers tenth studio album 1974s We Had It All. Stretch received negative reviews from the majority of critics
13. 'Til the Band Comes In – Til the Band Comes In is the sixth studio album by the American solo artist Scott Walker. It was released in December 1970 but failed to chart, three singles were released from the album. The title track backed with Jean the Machine was released in the Netherlands, Jean the Machine and Thanks For Chicago Mr. James were each released in Japan. No singles were released in the UK, the release is a loose concept album about the inhabitants of a tenement. Walker wrote the songs for the album quickly while on a holiday in Greece in September 1970. Receiving negative reviews the album was first released as an LP in December 1970, the album was deleted and was not available for over twenty-five years. The album was later reassessed much more favourably and was reissued in the UK on CD by BGO Records in August 1996. This new edition fell out of print before a second CD re-issue followed in 2008 by the US label Water Records, the album was re-issued again on 3 June 2013 as part of a 5-CD set entitled Scott - The Collection 1967-1970. The original liner notes were by Walkers then-manager Ady Semel with cover photography by Michael Joseph, after the critical and commercial failure of Walkers previous album, Walker made several compromises with his manager and record company in an effort to restore his career momentum. The album was split between the ten original compositions and five interpretations of middle-of-the-road standards and pop songs. Walker also took the step of sharing his writing credits with his new manager Ady Semel. Walker summarised the collaboration with Semel, He acts as my censor, vetting all my lyrics, Walker also brought in Esther Ofarim, another singer managed by Semel, as a guest vocalist on Long About Now. At the time of release Til the Band Comes In received negative reviews by the majority of critics, critical reception of the album has warmed considerably since Walker was critically reappraised in the decades following The Walker Brothers 1978 album Nite Flights. The album is now classed as a worthy if somewhat compromised follow up to Walkers first four studio albums, Scott Plagenhoef writing for Pitchfork Media in 2008, describes Scott Walkers originals a step down from those on his previous two albums but worthwhile nonetheless. Dave Thompson writing retrospectively for Allmusic was less charitable, calling Thanks for Chicago Mr, some lost classics were lost with good reason. Britpop band Pulp implied that the side of the album was significantly weaker than the first in the lyrics of their 2001 single Bad Cover Version. Ironically Walker produced the song and its parent album We Love Life, Cocker also noted that he was nervous about singing the line in front of Walker, although states when it came to it he either did not notice or did not care. All tracks written by A. Semel/S
14. Tilt (Scott Walker album) – Tilt is the twelfth studio album by the American solo artist Scott Walker. It was released on 8 May 1995 and reached number 27 on the UK albums chart, no singles were released from the album. It was Walkers first studio album in eleven years, Walker composed the songs for the album between 1991 and 1992 except Manhattan, which was written in 1987, and the final song Rosary, which was composed in 1993. The album was recorded at RAK Recording Studios and Townhouse Studios in the UK, the album is the first installment of a trilogy that went on to include The Drift and Bish Bosch. The songs on the album have a bleak, forlorn and funereal mood. Like Walkers previous effort, Climate of Hunter, Tilt combines elements of music with European avant-garde. Walkers voice resonates in an echo, taking on a haunted, distant, desolate quality. The opening track, Farmer in the City, is subtitled Remembering Pasolini, throughout the song, Walkers chant of Do I hear 21,21,21. May be a reference to Davolis age when he was drafted into the Italian army, the lyrics of The Cockfighter include excerpts relocated from the trial of Queen Caroline and the trial of Adolf Eichmann. Bolivia 95 is apparently a song about South American refugees, the subtitle of Manhattan, flȇrdelē´, is a phonetic-matching corruption of the term fleur de lis, which is mentioned in the lyrics of the song. All tracks written by N. S. Engel, the artwork for the album was designed by Stylorouge with photography and image manipulation of Walkers hand by David Scheinmann from a concept by Walker. Tilt at MusicBrainz Scott Walker interview - The Wire, May 1995
15. We Had It All – We Had It All is the tenth studio album by the American solo artist Scott Walker. It was released in August 1974 but was unsuccessful on the music charts, no singles were released from the album. It was Walkers final solo album for ten years, in the interim Walker reformed The Walker Brothers, four of the 10 songs on the album were written by Billy Joe Shaver and had previously appeared on Waylon Jennings 1973 Outlaw country album Honky Tonk Heroes. The album was recorded in August 1974 at Nova Studios, Marble Arch, the album was released as an LP in late 1974 and received generally negative reviews. The album was reissued and released on CD in 1997 by BGO Records coupled with Walkers ninth studio album 1973s Stretch, the artwork for the album was produced by Roslav Szaybo with photography from M. Joseph