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The enigma remains..
on 7 November 2008
Straight-up documentary on the great man, tracing his career from 14 year old teenybopper to the present through a mixture of archive footage and interviews with celebrity fans. But the real exclusive here is an extended interview with Scott, filmed at the time 'The Drift' was being recorded.
Scott Walker has been interviewed only once in the past 30- odd years, and that a few grunted sentences on 'The Tube', so a great many rumours have grown up around his supposed eccentricities: To find that this incredibly odd music is made by a well-adjusted,comparatively normal bloke somehow makes it all seem even stranger and more enigmatic than the myths.
Anyway, an essential for fans, though possibly more for the post 'Fire Escape In The Sky' hipsters than for 60s pop lovers. And whilst I imagine that even Scott's most ardent admirers don't take 'The Drift' or 'Tilt' down from the shelf too often, this film will certainly make you listen to those records with new ears. Excellent.