Scott: Scott Walker Sings Songs from his T.V. Series

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Scott: Scott Walker Sings Songs from his T.V. Series
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Studio album by Scott Walker
Released July 1969
Recorded 1969
Length 36:24
Label Philips
Producer John Franz
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Scott: Scott Walker Sings Songs from his T.V. Series is the fourth studio album by the American solo artist Scott Walker. It was released in July 1969 and reached number seven[1] on the UK Albums Chart. No singles were released from the album, though some editions include Walker's top-twenty single; "Lights of Cincinnati". The album does not include original compositions by Walker and consists of performances of ballads and big band standards. The album has since been deleted and has not been reissued.

The album is an accompaniment to his BBC TV series Scott. It features studio re-recordings of a selection of music performed on the show and does not feature any original live recordings from the TV show.


The continued unavailability of Scott: Scott Walker Sings Songs from his T.V. Series is believed to be due to Walker's dissatisfaction with the album and his albums from the early 1970s, which he describes in the documentary Scott Walker: 30 Century Man as his "wilderness years". Walker has blocked CD re-releases of the TV Series album, The Moviegoer (1972) and Any Day Now (1973).[2]

In spite of the album's deletion, around half of the songs were released in recent years on the budget The Collection compilation and Classics & Collectibles (2005). "I Have Dreamed," "Country Girl," "When the World Was Young," "Someone to Light Up My Life," "The Impossible Dream," "If She Walked Into My Life," "Who (Will Take My Place)" and "Lost in the Stars" are included on Classics & Collectibles, while "The Look of Love" is included on The Collection. "Will You Still Be Mine," "The Song Is You" and "Only the Young" remain unavailable.


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

Scott: Scott Walker Sings Songs from his T.V. Series received mixed reviews by the majority of critics.

Richie Unterberger, writing retrospectively for Allmusic, reviews the album positively, remarking that Walker sings the heavily orchestrated and middle of the road material extremely well throughout.[3] Despite this, he calls the album not all that representative of what he was usually recording at the time, and certainly not his best work of the period.[3] He summarises the album as a curiosity that's far less enduring than his other albums of the late '60s and early '70s, and is only recommended to completist fans of the singer.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Will You Still Be Mine" Matt Dennis, Thomas Adair 2:25
2. "I Have Dreamed" Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II 2:37
3. "When the World Was Young" M. Philippe-Gérard, Angele Vannier, Johnny Mercer 4:01
4. "Who (Will Take My Place)" Charles Aznavour, Herbert Kretzmer 3:18
5. "If She Walked Into My Life" Jerry Herman 3:55
6. "The Impossible Dream" Mitch Leigh, Joe Darion 3:00
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
7. "The Song Is You" Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II 1:45
8. "The Look of Love" Burt Bacharach, Hal David 2:31
9. "Country Girl" Robert Farnon 3:07
10. "Someone to Light Up My Life" Vinicius de Moraes, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Gene Lees 2:12
11. "Only the Young" Richard Ahlert, Marvin Fisher 3:13
12. "Lost in the Stars" Maxwell Anderson, Kurt Weill 4:20

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalogue Notes
United Kingdom July 1969 (1969-07) Philips LP SBL 7900
United Kingdom 1969 (1969) Philips LP PST 5125 Released under the title: The Lights Of Cincinnati[4]
Netherlands 1969 (1969) Philips LP 844 244 BY Released under the title: The Impossible Dream[5]



Chart Position
UK Albums Chart[1] 7


  1. ^ a b "Chart Stats - Scott Walker". Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  2. ^ Williams, Lewis (2006). Scott Walker - The Rhymes of Goodbye (1st ed.). London: Plexus. p. 105. ISBN 0-85965-395-1. 
  3. ^ a b c d Unterberger, Richie. "Review: Scott Walker - Scott Sings Songs from his TV Series". Allmusic. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
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