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Scott Walker News

Stars pay tribute to Scott Walker in LA

David J, John Doe cover enigmatic singer at event to launch documentary film

  • Feb 26, 2009

Damon Albarn and Jarvis Cocker join Scott Walker tribute gig

Walker has chosen the artists specifically to perform his songs

  • Nov 5, 2008

Scott Walker announces live performances

Reclusive singer has found a way to avoid stagefright

  • Jul 8, 2008

Scott Walker reveals new album details

His instrumental record will be released next month

  • Aug 16, 2007

Scott Walker back after ten years

New album set for release in May

  • Jan 23, 2006

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Scott Walker Music Videos

Jesse Play Video

Jesse

Jesse. Watch the official Jesse video by Scott Walker in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

The Drift Play Video

The Drift

Watch the official The Drift video by Scott Walker in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Jesse Play Video

Jesse

Watch the official Jesse video by Scott Walker in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

A Perfect Sound (Feat. Louisahhh!!!) Play Video

A Perfect Sound (Feat. Louisahhh!!!)

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Away Play Video

Away

Aron Scott, the DJ producer who founded his own label under the name of Monochrome Music, also a resident on FG DJ mix, and signing on such famous structures as Spinnin, Doorn, Strictly, Happy Music or Joys...

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Scott Walker Biography

Scott Walker (born Noel Scott Engel; January 9, 1943) is an American-born 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.

Originally coming to fame in the mid-1960s singing orchestral pop ballads as the frontman of The Walker Brothers, Walker went on to a solo career balancing a light entertainment/MOR ballad approach with increasing artistic innovations in arrangement and writing perspective. Despite a series of acclaimed albums, a disastrous drop in sales forced him back into straight MOR recordings with little of his own artistic input. This in turn eventually led to a Walker Brothers reunion in the mid-1970s (although the latter eventually moved, by mutual consent, into more avant-garde areas).

Since the mid-1980s Walker has revived his solo career while drastically reinventing his artistic and compositional methods, via a series of acclaimed and vividly avant-garde albums. These combine his iconic singing voice with an unsettling avant-garde approach owing more to modernist and post-modernist classical composition than it does to his pop singer past. The change in approach has been compared 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 and Bat For Lashes.

Despite being American, Walker's success has largely come 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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