On Scott Walker Sings Jacques Brel the luscious covers Walker made of the Belgian songwriter were compiled for the first time. Reissued by Music On Vinyl, these covers span Walker’s transition from baritone crooner into more avant-garde songwriter, and they’re consistently gorgeous, with expansive big band arrangements.
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8/10 Jack Customer review, 16th May 2016
The voice of Scott Walker has got to be the voice of the last century. His timbre is so rich and powerful that it is difficult to understand how anyone else could interpret Jacques Brel so well. There are only two singers I know who have equalled Scott's interpretations. Firstly, the Irish singer Jack L (Jack Lukeman) who has a deep full-bodied voice and covers a number of Brel's songs (try his album "Wax"). His other albums are sensational as well. Talking of sensational, the second singer is Alex Harvey does an incredible rendition of "Next" (on the album of the same name).
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