Images (The Walker Brothers album)

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Images
WalkerBros Images.jpg
Studio album by The Walker Brothers
Released March 3, 1967
Genre
Length 54:15 (Expanded CD)
Label Philips
Producer John Franz
The Walker Brothers chronology
The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
(1966)
Images
(1967)
No Regrets
(1975)
Singles from Images
  1. "Experience"
    Released: May 1967[1]
  2. "Everything Under the Sun"
    Released: June 1967[2]

Images is the third album by the American pop group The Walker Brothers. Released in 1967 the album reached number six on the UK Albums Chart.[3] It was the last of their trio of 1960s albums. They would not record together again until 1975's No Regrets. It can also be considered the group's final "genuine" album as a group in the sense that the following two albums, No Regrets and Lines, would not only change musical direction, but would also not include any original material. For their final album Nite Flights, the members did not perform as a band but rather contributed tracks consisting of the member's own solo material.

The group's musical accompaniment was directed by Reg Guest and produced by John Franz. Receiving good to mixed reviews the album was first released in both Mono and Stereo LP formats in March 1967. The album was later released on CD having been remastered and expanded in 1998. The sleeve notes were written by Alan Freeman.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[4]

Images received good to mixed reviews from the majority of critics. Richie Unterberger writing retrospectively for AllMusic called the album "as wildly uneven as their other pair. Affecting pop/rock ballads and operatic crooner vehicles were interspersed with absolutely inappropriate up-tempo blue-eyed soul (always a weak point for the group) and rock covers".[4] Unterberger rates Scott Walker's contributions noting that they "[exhibit] a growth that foreshadowed some of the more ambitious aspects of his early solo albums".[4] He also described John Walker's "I Can't Let It Happen to You" as "one of The Walker Brothers' best songs, and undoubtedly the best thing John Walker contributed to their records".[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Everything Under the Sun" Bob Crewe, Gary Knight 4:15
2. "Once Upon a Summertime" Michel Legrand, Johnny Mercer, Eddy Marnay 3:49
3. "Experience" Scott Engel 2:53
4. "Blueberry Hill" Al Lewis, Vincent Rose, Larry Stock 3:25
5. "Orpheus" Scott Engel 3:24
6. "Stand by Me" Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller 3:27
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
7. "I Wanna Know" John Maus 2:28
8. "I Will Wait for You" (Theme from Les Parapluies de Cherbourg) Michel Legrand, Jacques Demy, Norman Gimbel 3:38
9. "It Makes No Difference Now" Norman Newell, Iller Pattacini 2:37
10. "I Can't Let It Happen to You" John Maus 3:11
11. "Genevieve" Scott Engel 2:49
12. "Just Say Goodbye" Petula Clark, Pierre Delanoë, Tony Hatch 3:33
Expanded CD bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
13. "Stay With Me Baby" (1967 A-Side) Jerry Ragovoy, George David Weiss 3:22
14. "Turn Out the Moon" (B-Side of "Stay With Me Baby") Scott Engel 3:34
15. "Walking in the Rain" (1967 A-Side) Barry Mann, Phil Spector, Cynthia Weil 3:23
16. "Baby Make It Last the Time" (B-Side of "Walking in the Rain") Scott Engel, Kirk Duncan, Michael Nicholls 3:07

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart Position
UK Album Chart[3] 6
German Album Chart[5] 23

References[edit]

  1. ^ "45cat - The Walker Brothers - Experience / Everything Under The Sun - Philips - Netherlands - 320 247 BF". 45cat. Retrieved 2014-09-20. 
  2. ^ "45cat - The Walker Brothers - Everything Under The Sun / I Wanna Know - Philips - Japan - SFL-1100". 45cat. Retrieved 2014-09-20. 
  3. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 589/590. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ a b c d AllMusic review
  5. ^ "charts.de - Discographie The Walker Brothers". 2012 media control. Retrieved 2012-10-26.