Stretch (album)

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Scott Walker Stretch LP.jpg
Studio album by Scott Walker
Released November 1973
Recorded 1973, Nova Studios, Marble Arch, London
Length 41:24
Label Columbia 65725
Producer Del Newman
Scott Walker chronology
Any Day Now
(1973)Any Day Now1973
We Had It All
(1974)We Had It All1974
Singles from Stretch
  1. "A Woman Left Lonely" b/w "Where Love Has Died"
    Released: October 1973

Stretch is the ninth studio album by the American solo artist Scott Walker. It was released in November 1973 but was unsuccessful on the music charts. No singles were released from the album. It was Walker's first solo album for CBS/Columbia records after departing from Philips Records.

The majority of the songs recorded for the album were covers of old songs, some of which were by songwriters Walker had covered before such as Randy Newman and Jimmy Webb. The one new song "Someone Who Cared" was written by the album's producer Del Newman. The album was recorded in 1973 at Nova Studios, Marble Arch, London. Receiving negative reviews from critics the album was released as an LP in November 1973. The album was reissued and released on CD in 1997 by BGO Records coupled with Walker's tenth studio album 1974's We Had It All.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Stretch received negative reviews from the majority of critics.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Sunshine" Mickey Newbury 4:27
2. "Just One Smile" Randy Newman 4:23
3. "A Woman Left Lonely" Spooner Oldham, Dan Penn 3:22
4. "No Easy Way Down" Gerry Goffin, Carole King 4:37
5. "That's How I Got to Memphis" Tom T. Hall 3:10
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Use Me" Bill Withers 4:19
7. "Frisco Depot" Mickey Newbury 3:46
8. "Someone Who Cared" Del Newman 2:58
9. "Where Does Brown Begin" Jimmy Webb 4:35
10. "Where Love Has Died" Jim Owen 2:23
11. "I'll Be Home" Randy Newman 3:24

Release details[edit]

Country Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom November 1973 CBS Records Vinyl 65725
November 1973 CBS Records Cassette 40-55725
1997 BGO Records CD BGOCD358 Coupled with We Had It All