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Noel Engel, better known as Scott Walker... RIP

Not sure how many of you lot have or have had any interest in his music but it all definitely means a lot to me.
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FuB wrote:
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Noel Engel, better known as Scott Walker... RIP

Not sure how many of you lot have or have had any interest in his music but it all definitely means a lot to me.
I've started to listen to his stuff. First 3 records and the one he did with Sunn. Class. Real pioneer.

Is there anything I should listen to?
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FuB wrote:
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Noel Engel, better known as Scott Walker... RIP

Not sure how many of you lot have or have had any interest in his music but it all definitely means a lot to me.
I've started to listen to his stuff. First 3 records and the one he did with Sunn. Class. Real pioneer.

Is there anything I should listen to?
Do you mean the 60s baroque pop when you say first 3?
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FuB wrote:
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Sid wrote:
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FuB wrote:
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Noel Engel, better known as Scott Walker... RIP

Not sure how many of you lot have or have had any interest in his music but it all definitely means a lot to me.
I've started to listen to his stuff. First 3 records and the one he did with Sunn. Class. Real pioneer.

Is there anything I should listen to?
Do you mean the 60s baroque pop when you say first 3?
Yeah the early pop stuff, Mathilde and that. And then he gradually gets more obscure as you go through his career. I've only scratched the surface really, so what would you recommend?
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Sid wrote:
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FuB wrote:
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Sid wrote:
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FuB wrote:
1 year ago
Noel Engel, better known as Scott Walker... RIP

Not sure how many of you lot have or have had any interest in his music but it all definitely means a lot to me.
I've started to listen to his stuff. First 3 records and the one he did with Sunn. Class. Real pioneer.

Is there anything I should listen to?
Do you mean the 60s baroque pop when you say first 3?
Yeah the early pop stuff, Mathilde and that. And then he gradually gets more obscure as you go through his career. I've only scratched the surface really, so what would you recommend?
To be honest, it's ALL good in my opinion.

However, you're heading from the pop of the Walker Brothers, through his increasingly-depressing solo baroque stuff to where he tails off and goes a bit commercial again. Then Nite Flights (great but take it or leave it - although it's a signpost for what's to come) and then the huge curveball of his later solo stuff.

I have the first three of his baroque albums on original vinyl and was always on the look-out for Scott 4 but it's always going at high prices (which will now get higher... should have just taken the hit in retrospect). Scott 4 is the one that people often hold up as the culmination (which it is, chronologically) of his earlier efforts - he gets more and more heavy with his subject matter and more and more self-penned than using translations of Brel songs. For me Scott 3 is the best and I've just listened to that twice in a row having actually listened to it last week just as a matter of course (not unusual for me). It's hard for me to put anything he's done above that album. It's just perfect.

I'd say you've gone to the most avant-garde end with Soused anyway.
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FuB wrote:
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Sid wrote:
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FuB wrote:
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Sid wrote:
1 year ago
FuB wrote:
1 year ago
Noel Engel, better known as Scott Walker... RIP

Not sure how many of you lot have or have had any interest in his music but it all definitely means a lot to me.
I've started to listen to his stuff. First 3 records and the one he did with Sunn. Class. Real pioneer.

Is there anything I should listen to?
Do you mean the 60s baroque pop when you say first 3?
Yeah the early pop stuff, Mathilde and that. And then he gradually gets more obscure as you go through his career. I've only scratched the surface really, so what would you recommend?
To be honest, it's ALL good in my opinion.

However, you're heading from the pop of the Walker Brothers, through his increasingly-depressing solo baroque stuff to where he tails off and goes a bit commercial again. Then Nite Flights (great but take it or leave it - although it's a signpost for what's to come) and then the huge curveball of his later solo stuff.

I have the first three of his baroque albums on original vinyl and was always on the look-out for Scott 4 but it's always going at high prices (which will now get higher... should have just taken the hit in retrospect). Scott 4 is the one that people often hold up as the culmination (which it is, chronologically) of his earlier efforts - he gets more and more heavy with his subject matter and more and more self-penned than using translations of Brel songs. For me Scott 3 is the best and I've just listened to that twice in a row having actually listened to it last week just as a matter of course (not unusual for me). It's hard for me to put anything he's done above that album. It's just perfect.

I'd say you've gone to the most avant-garde end with Soused anyway.
That's exactly what I wanted. Perfect. I'm putting Scott 3 on now from start to finish.
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Sid wrote:
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Sid wrote:
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FuB wrote:
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Sid wrote:
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I've started to listen to his stuff. First 3 records and the one he did with Sunn. Class. Real pioneer.

Is there anything I should listen to?
Do you mean the 60s baroque pop when you say first 3?
Yeah the early pop stuff, Mathilde and that. And then he gradually gets more obscure as you go through his career. I've only scratched the surface really, so what would you recommend?
To be honest, it's ALL good in my opinion.

However, you're heading from the pop of the Walker Brothers, through his increasingly-depressing solo baroque stuff to where he tails off and goes a bit commercial again. Then Nite Flights (great but take it or leave it - although it's a signpost for what's to come) and then the huge curveball of his later solo stuff.

I have the first three of his baroque albums on original vinyl and was always on the look-out for Scott 4 but it's always going at high prices (which will now get higher... should have just taken the hit in retrospect). Scott 4 is the one that people often hold up as the culmination (which it is, chronologically) of his earlier efforts - he gets more and more heavy with his subject matter and more and more self-penned than using translations of Brel songs. For me Scott 3 is the best and I've just listened to that twice in a row having actually listened to it last week just as a matter of course (not unusual for me). It's hard for me to put anything he's done above that album. It's just perfect.

I'd say you've gone to the most avant-garde end with Soused anyway.
That's exactly what I wanted. Perfect. I'm putting Scott 3 on now from start to finish.
Hard to pick a standout from that album but, if I had to, it'd be Rosemary. There's no way you can miss the metaphor in that. Like a punch in the face.
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Grumpy Cat died...the world is suddenly a sadder place.
From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord deliver us...and while you're at it, a bit of a helping hand with hobbits wouldn't go amiss...
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