Scott Walker Sings Jacques Brel is a compilation of Jacques Brel compositions recorded by Scott Walker during the period of 1967 to 1969. The compilation brings together all the Brel material that Walker covered on record. Walker additionally performed five Brel songs on his television series including "Alone"; another Brel/Shuman composition. None of these live recordings were released on the accompanying soundtrack.
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The album brings all the Brel material that Walker covered on record. Walker transformed the numbers into unique, dramatic experiences. Each of the tracks is a gem, but three stand out: the grandiose, swirling waitz of "Amsterdam", the powerful "My Death", and "Next"
Note- Little Things (That Keep Us Together): Not a Brel composition but one of Scott's own that, perhaps, reveals a Brel influence. I don't believe in love songs" Scott once said. At least, not the old romantic cliches.
Like Brel, Walker brought a measure of romanticism to the mundane and set his poetic lyrics within arrangements that fleshed out the emotional range of his human comedies, much like miniature soundtracks. Working with Mort Shuman's accomplished translations (and one more schmaltzy version by Rod McKuen), Walker captures the spirit and the many moods of Brel's originals, from quiet pathos ("If You Go Away") to dark humor ("Funeral Tango") to exuberant cynicism ("Jackie") to unbridled euphoria ("Mathilde"), in the process infusing the songs with.
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Conductor [Orch. Dir] – Reg Guest
|B1||The Girls And The Dogs|
|B2||If You Go Away|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Phonogram Ltd. (London)
- Copyright (c) – Phonogram Ltd. (London)
- Published By – Carlin Music Corp.
- Published By – Warner/Chappell Music Ltd.
Notes4 panel inlay printed both sides. Clear cassette with foil slip sheets and white on-body print.
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- Barcode (Printed): 0 42283 82124 8
- Other (Distribution code): PG 563
|6359 090||Scott Walker||Scott Walker Sings Jacques Brel (LP, Comp)||Philips||6359 090||UK||1981|
|838 212-2||Scott Walker||Scott Walker Sings Jacques Brel (CD, Comp, RE)||Fontana||838 212-2||Europe||Unknown|
|6359 090||Scott Walker||Scott Walker Sings Jacques Brel (LP, Comp, Promo)||Philips||6359 090||UK||1981|
|28PP-31||Scott Walker||Scott Walker Sings Jacques Brel (LP, Comp, Promo)||Philips||28PP-31||Japan||1982|
|MOVLP976||Scott Walker||Scott Walker Sings Jacques Brel (LP, Comp)||Music On Vinyl||MOVLP976||UK||2016|