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Superb performances from a great artist,
This review is from: Stretch/We Had It All (Audio CD)
Despite dismissing his albums from the early seventies as representing his 'wilderness years', Scott Walker created a number of classic performances that can stand beside his best work from the late sixties. Some critics don't rate these albums simply because they consist of cover versions. But this is to underestimate Walker's great strength as a sensitive interpreter, blessed with an extraordinarily rich baritone voice.
To listen to him sing Randy Newman's Just One Smile is to realise that here is a rare performer who can raise the popular song to the level of great art. No one has ever invested Jimmy Webb's forgotten classic, Where Does Brown Begin, with such simmering emotion - and what a great arrangement.
For anyone who appreciates this wonderful singer, this album is an essential purchase.