Walker Brothers on Retropopic Radio

Following 2RRR broadcasts on his earliest days in music with The Walker Brothers to their 1968 split & the growing critical successes of his first 4 solo albums, Neil Saint once again talks with Anthony Reynolds, author of ‘The Impossible Dream: The Story of Scott Walker & The Walker Brothers’ this time about that 70s to 80s transition period for Scott.

After the under-rated album ‘Til The Band Comes In’ why did Scott turn away from song-writing with his next 4 albums? How did he allow himself to release those disappointing cover version albums in the 70’s? Why did The Walker Brothers reform in 1975? How did the 1978 album ‘Nite Flights’ become such a change in style for The Walker Brothers? What was Scott’s thinking behind the musicians on 1984 album ‘Climate Of Hunter’ not knowing the melody of songs?