Scott Walker (US singer-songwriter, musician and producer)

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Legal name: Noel Scott Engel

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Scott Walker (born Noel Scott Engel; January 9, 1943) is an American-born British singer-songwriter, composer and record producer. He is noted for his distinctive baritone voice and for the unorthodox career path which has taken him from 1960s pop icon to 21st-century avant-garde musician.

First coming to fame in the mid-1960s as frontman of the successful pop music trio The Walker Brothers, Walker began a solo career with 1967's Scott, moving toward an increasingly challenging baroque pop style on late '60s albums such as Scott 3 (1969) and Scott 4 (1969). His solo work drew acclaim but resulted in diminished commercial sales, leading him to reunite with Walker Brothers reunion in the mid-1970s. Since the mid-1980s, Walker has revived his solo career while moving in increasingly avant-garde direction that has been likened to "Andy Williams reinventing himself as Stockhausen."

Walker continues to release solo material, and is currently signed to 4AD Records. As a record producer or guest performer he has worked with a number of artists including Pulp, Ute Lemper, Sunn O))) and Bat For Lashes. Walker's success has largely been in the United Kingdom, where his first 3 solo albums reached the top ten. Walker has lived in the UK since 1965; he became a British citizen in 1970.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1967 Scott Scott Walker 4
1968 Scott 2 Scott Walker 3
1969 Scott 3 Scott Walker 3
1969 Sings Songs From His T.V. Series Scott Walker 1
1969 Scott 4 Scott Walker 3
1970 'Til the Band Comes In Scott Walker 3
1972 The Moviegoer Scott Walker 1
1973 Any Day Now Scott Walker 1
1973 Stretch Scott Walker 1
1974 We Had It All Scott Walker 1
1984 Climate of Hunter Scott Walker 3
1995 Tilt Scott Walker 3
2006 The Drift Scott Walker 2
2012 Bish Bosch Scott Walker 4
2014 Soused Scott Walker + Sunn O))) 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1967 Looking Back With Scott Walker Scott Walker 3
1981 Fire Escape in the Sky: The Godlike Genius of Scott Walker Scott Walker 1
1981 Sings Jacques Brel Scott Walker 2
1990 Boy Child: The Best of 1967-1970 Scott Walker 1
1992 No Regrets: The Best of Scott Walker and the Walker Brothers Scott Walker & The Walker Brothers 2
1993 1965 - 1993 Scott Walker 1
1996 It's Raining Today: The Scott Walker Story (1967-70) Scott Walker 2
1997 Stretch / We Had It All Scott Walker 1
2000 Boy Child: 67-70 Scott Walker 1
2003 5 Easy Pieces Scott Walker 2
2004 The Collection Scott Walker 1
2005 Classics & Collectibles Scott Walker 1
2013 Scott: The Collection 1967-1970 Scott Walker 1
The Romantic Scott Walker 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2016 The Childhood of a Leader Scott Walker 4

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1967 Jackie / The Plague Scott Walker 1
1968 Joanna Scott Walker 1
1969 Lights of Cincinnati / Two Weeks Since You've Gone Scott Walker 1
1971 I Still See You / My Way Home Scott Walker 1
1984 Track Three Scott Walker 1

Single + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1969 Une Corde, Un Colt (The Rope and the Colt) André Hossein, Scott Walker 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 And Who Shall Go to the Ball? And What Shall Go to the Ball? Scott Walker 1

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