Scott Walker: The Rhymes of Goodbye

Scott Walker: The Rhymes of Goodbye

by Lewis Williams

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Scott Walker is without parallel as an artist, acclaimed as an influence by Bowie, Julian Cope, Marc Almond, Nick Cave and Jarvis Cocker. As lead vocalist of the Walker Brothers, his soulful baritone made him a major interpreter of heartbroken ballads. As a solo artist, the influence of balladeer Jacques Brel and existentialist literature took him to new depths of emotional expression on the albums Scott 1-4.

Then came years of obscurity as a covers artist, before his career took off on a unique trajectory — witnessed by his extreme contributions to the Walkers' 1978 reunion album, Nite Flights, the opaque tone poems of 1984's Climate of Hunter, the bewildering brilliant 1995 Tilt, and the unrelenting psychic assault of 2006's The Drift.

In this comprehensive illustrated volume, lifelong fan Lewis Williams charts this unique and enigmatic career song by song. From his 1960s heyday and beyond, every classic, every rarity and every obscurity ever recorded by Scott Walker is detailed with an obsessive enthusiasm that only he can inspire.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780859657006
Publisher: Plexus Publishing Ltd.
Publication date: 07/15/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Lewis Williams is a writer, editor and publisher. His writing has covered areas as diverse as social policy, horror fiction and humour. He studied philosophy at York and Oxford universities, and worked as a researcher, writer and coordinator at Oxford University for a number of years before leaving to set up his own publishing business.

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