Scott Walker–It’s Raining Today

Because it is…

I’ve always liked the way the strings, arranged by Angela Morley (then Wally Stott), kind of emerge out of nowhere, and how menacing they sound.

This was the opening track of Scott 3, and Morley’s arrangement may be my favorite  by her, offsetting Walker’s warm reminiscence of what seems to have been a brief affair.

I know a lot of people think of Walker’s first few albums as being crooner schmaltz, but the inherent tension of It’s Raining Today makes this more like uneasy listening music.

If Scott Walker’s deep, rich baritone were a place, I would go there and never come back.

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