Force Ten Love Ballad

Jacques Brel is well-known as a hellacool songwriter who redefined many genres of love songs in the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s.

Everyone who knows Brel has a favorite tune already. However, ‘70s legend Scott Walker may have claimed a new title with this version of “Mathilde”—a bipolar Apache dance of a love ballad that’s punctuated by impossibly complex instrumentation you couldn’t duplicate with a computer algorithm.

Take my word for it, gang—you have no choice but too enjoy this tune. Scott Walker was the greatest neglected talent of the last forty years. And now the movie, folks:

Posted by StrangeAppar8us on 04/23/13 at 06:24 PM • Permalink

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Thanks for pointing this out.  I went and bought this and his version of Jackie (from Emusic).  I got Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living In Paris when I was seventeen in 1977.  I still listen to it.

A band I love, Saint Etienne, did Manhattan on a Scott Walker tribute album:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkc3OT3Jkgc

Comment by Bob Stanley on 04/23/13 at 07:20 PM

It took some doing to get over the presenter’s huge bouffant hairdo.

That “Presenter” was Dusty Springfield.  One of the best singers of all time. And, I love Scott Walker and the Walker Brothers.

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