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Everything Under The Sun [Goldfish GOLF015, 1CD]

Live at the Osaka Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan; January 2, 4, 1968. Very good FM stereo. Vinyl rip (?)

“Having officially disbanded in late 1967 following a hugely successful career in the UK, The Walker Brothers were persuaded by management to undertake a short tour of Japan together in the opening month of 1968. The songs performed can be described best as a motley collection of numbers from the group’s back catalogue, plus a single strike from Scott and a rag-bag selection of covers…

“Landing at Osaka international on New Year’s Day - having toasted the arrival of 1968 while flying over then war-torn South Vietnam - the party were welcomed by a throng of 2,000, mostly female, Japanese fans, the land of the rising sun being home to The Walkers’ second biggest audience. The shows at the Osaka Festival hall between the 2nd and 4th, recorded for television transmission, were as riotous as any pop concert in 1960s Japan was ever going to be - still an ultra-conservative albeit democratic and modern Asian territory.”

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An icon of the 1960s, Scott Walker has travelled from Walker Brothers teen idol to avant-garde contemporary musician, influencing artists from David Bowie and Leonard Cohen to Goldfrapp along the way.

Scott Walker first came to fame in the mid-1960s in the group the Walker Brothers, before creating a string of acclaimed solo albums - Scott, Scott 2, Scott 3 and Scott 4 - that are regarded as some of the most adventurous and boundary-pushing pop albums of the era. He then moved further out to the periphery of the music scene, with an increasingly experimental run of albums, including 1995’s Tilt and 2006’s The Drift, which reflected on Mussolini’s mistress, the Srebrenica massacre, and 9/11. His most recent work was music composed for the Natalie Portman movie Vox Lux. He passed away in 2019 at the age of 76.

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Track 01. In My Room 2:53
Track 02. The Lady Came From Baltimore 2:03
Track 03. Living Above Your Head 2:34
Track 04. Land of 1000 Dances 3:33
Track 05. I Need You 2:55
Track 06. Everything Under the Sun 3:28
Track 07. Hold on, I’m Comin’ 3:14
Track 08. Reach out I’ll Be There 2:58
Track 09. Make It Easy on Yourself 3:36
Track 10. Saturday’s Child 2:10
Track 11. Walking in the Rain 2:31
Track 12. The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore 3:00
Track 13. Turn on Your Love Light 3:39
Track 14. Ooh Poo Pah Doo 5:11
Track 15. Message for the Japanese Fans 1:05
45 mins

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  1. One Response to “SCOTT WALKER - OSAKA 1968”

  2. Those nuts are walking across my chin

    By U L E on May 3, 2023

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