Music today has been the amazing Scott Walker’s Scott 3 (1969) because we were listening to Walker’s interpretation of Belgian artist Jacques Brel’s If You Go Away in a break today. The lyrics were translated by Rod McKuen in the sixties. Included here is Brel’s harrowing original French language version, Ne Me Quitte Pas (Don’t Leave Me), watch it if you dare. Brel died of lung cancer at the age of 49. The opening track on this album, It’s Raining Today, is one of Thom Yorke’s desert island songs. Scott died at the age of 76 in 2019.
Music Of The Daze
The musical musings in this post are an excerpt from my daily blog, TO WHERE I AM NOW, featured on my main website. Read the full blog post here.