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Scott Walker, the elusive


PORTRAIT – In an exciting book, François Gorin evokes his obsession for the American singer with an atypical career.

Died in 2019, at the age of 76, the singer and musician had organized his gradual disappearance during his lifetime.

Established in London in the 1960s, he enjoyed great success there with the Walker Brothers before embarking on a solitary career as exciting as it was disconcerting.

François Gorin, who defines himself as an


of the artist, says that in the mid-1980s Scott Walker's records had simply become untraceable.

It is thanks to the energy of the English fan and pop singer Julian Cope that a compilation had been put on the market.

"I found

Fire Escape in the Sky: The Godlike Genius of Scott Walker

at a discount store in London and it all went from there."

With greed and erudition, Gorin recounts his hunt for the original pressings of the brilliant musician.

A relentless completist, François Gorin unravels the skein of a nebulous discography: from the first four solo albums which constitute the acme of the paradoxical crooner's career to experimental albums...

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Source: lefigaro

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