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Scott Walker

Scott Walker (born Noel Scott Engel; January 9, 1943 – March 22, 2019) was an American-born British singer-songwriter, composer and record producer. Walker was known for his distinctive baritone voice and an unorthodox career path which took him from 1960s teen pop icon to 21st-century avant-garde musician. Walker's success was largely in the United Kingdom, where his first three solo albums reached the top ten. He lived in the UK from 1965 and became a UK citizen in 1970.Rising to fame in the mid-1960s as frontman of the pop music trio the Walker Brothers, he began a solo career with 1967's Scott, moving toward an increasingly challenging style on late-1960s baroque pop albums such as Scott 3 and Scott 4 (both 1969). After sales of his solo work started to decrease, he reunited with the Walker Brothers in the mid-1970s. From the mid-1980s onward, Walker revived his solo career while moving in an increasingly avant-garde direction; of this period in his career, The Guardian said "imagine Andy Williams reinventing himself as Stockhausen". Walker's 1960s recordings experienced a critical revival in the 1980s among the UK's underground music scene, and his subsequent experimental works garnered a cult following. Walker continued to record and release music until 2018, and was last signed to the label 4AD. He was described by the BBC upon his death as "one of the most enigmatic and influential figures in rock history".

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Genres rock vocal pop rock ballad art rock

Albums

  1. Scott
    1967
  2. Scott 2
    1968
  3. Scott 3
    1969
  4. Sings Songs From His T.V. Series
    1969
  5. Scott 4
    1969
  6. 'Til the Band Comes In
    1970
  7. The Moviegoer
    1972
  8. Any Day Now
    1973
  9. Stretch
    1973
  10. We Had It All
    1974
  11. Climate of Hunter
    1984
  12. Tilt
    1995
  13. The Drift
    2006
  14. Bish Bosch
    2012
  15. Soused
    2014

Other releases

  1. Jackie / The Plague
    1967
  2. Looking Back With Scott Walker
    1967
  3. Joanna
    1968
  4. Une Corde, Un Colt (The Rope and the Colt)
    1969
  5. Lights of Cincinnati / Two Weeks Since You've Gone
    1969
  6. I Still See You / My Way Home
    1971
  7. Sings Jacques Brel
    1981
  8. Fire Escape in the Sky: The Godlike Genius of Scott Walker
    1981
  9. Track Three
    1984
  10. Boy Child: The Best of 1967-1970
    1990
  11. Boy Child: 67-70
    1990
  12. No Regrets: The Best of Scott Walker and the Walker Brothers
    1992
  13. 1965 - 1993
    1993
  14. It's Raining Today: The Scott Walker Story (1967-70)
    1996
  15. Stretch / We Had It All
    1997
  16. 5 Easy Pieces
    2003
  17. The Collection
    2004
  18. Classics & Collectibles
    2005
  19. And Who Shall Go to the Ball? And What Shall Go to the Ball?
    2007
  20. Scott: The Collection 1967-1970
    2013
  21. The Childhood of a Leader
    2016
  22. Live On Air 1968-1969
    2019
  23. The Romantic