The Walker Brothers - After The Lights Go Out - The Best Of 1965-1967
The Walker Brothers were not brothers. They didn't called Walker and were not related to any Texas Ranger. They had Brit Beat Invasion style haircuts but were Americans and became living legends in the UK. They dressed like popstar but sang sophisticated and orchestrated songs that Frank Sinatra would have not rejected for a Las Vegas show. Scott Walker sang them with an attitude, a strength and a voice so deep and cavernous that it clearly inspired David Bowie, David Sylvian or Neil Hannon. They finally split up in 1978 undermined by Scott Walker solo career, troubles and ego. This very good compilation contains all their noteworthy titles from their best period, among which three absolute masterpiece: Make It easy On Yourself, penned by the pair Baccharach/David, The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore and I Can't Let It happen To You, a nice psychedelic number.