No Regrets (The Walker Brothers album)

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No Regrets
WalkerBros NoRegrets.jpg
Studio album by The Walker Brothers
Released October 1975
Recorded Marquee Studios, Kingsway Recorders and Air London Studios, 1975[1]
Genre Pop music, rock, country
Length 40:34
Label GTO
Producer Scott Walker, Geoff Calver
The Walker Brothers chronology
Images
(1967)Images1967
No Regrets
(1975)
Lines
(1976)Lines1976
Scott Walker chronology
We Had It All
by
Scott Walker
(1974) We Had It All1974
No Regrets
(1975) No Regrets1975
Lines
(1976) Lines1976

No Regrets is the fourth album by the American pop group The Walker Brothers. The album was released in 1975 and was the group's first together since 1967. It reached number forty-nine on the UK Albums Chart[2] and includes the single "No Regrets". The single backed with the non-album B-side "Remember Me" became the group's final significant hit single, reaching #7 in the UK Singles Chart in early 1976.[2]

The album was significantly different from the group's 1960s work. While the arrangements were still grandiose and often utilised an orchestra, the general musical styles were Country and Pop music. The album was also their first not to include original compositions by either Scott Walker or John Walker. John Walker's only new song "Remember Me" was included as the B-side to "No Regrets". The group's following album Lines did include a lone John Walker composition under a pseudonym, Scott however, would not contribute new songs until 1978's Nite Flights

Reception[edit]

No Regrets received mixed reviews from the majority of critics. Dave Thompson writing retrospectively for Allmusic praised the title track calling it "brilliant"[3] and "a gargantuan slab of maudlin sadness that wrung every last iota of pain from Scott's voice".[3] Thompson criticised the rest of the album saying it "stunk",[3] but did praise "He'll Break Your Heart" and "Burn Our Bridges".

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "No Regrets" Tom Rush 5:47
2. "Hold an Old Friend's Hand" Donna Weiss 3:47
3. "Boulder to Birmingham" Bill Danoff, Emmylou Harris 3:55
4. "Walking in the Sun" Jeff Barry 3:28
5. "Lover's Lullaby" Janis Ian 3:52
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Got to Have You" Kris Kristofferson 3:55
7. "He'll Break Your Heart" Curtis Mayfield, Jerry Butler 5:10
8. "Everything That Touches You" Michael Kamen 4:08
9. "Lovers" Mickey Newbury 3:01
10. "Burn Our Bridges" Jerry Ragovoy, Linda Laurie 3:31

Personnel[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
Technical
  • Phil Harding - engineer
  • Michael Joseph - photography

Charts[edit]

Chart Position
UK Album Chart[2] 49

Release details[edit]

Country Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom 1975 GTO Records Vinyl GTLP 007
United Kingdom and Europe 1994 Sony Music Entertainment Inc. CD 477354-10
Netherlands 1975 Polydor Vinyl 2321 107

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Walker Brothers, The - No Regrets (Vinyl, LP, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  2. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 589/590. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ a b c d Allmusic review