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Friday, 11 August 2017

Boy Child

Inspired partly by Rol's inspired ICA and by a growing awareness that it really should be on the shelves I finally got round to purchasing 69 Love Songs by The Magnetic Fields with some of my birthday money.

You will appreciate that with 69 songs to get through it will take me a few listens before it features here.
However on an initial cursory listen Stephen Merritt's voice immediately put me in mind of Noel Scott Engel or Scott Walker if you prefer
Here then are a couple of songs from the compilation Boy Child - the best of 1967-1970 which features tracks from Scott, Scott 2, Scott 3, Scott 4 and 'Til The Band Comes In.

Scott Walker - It's Raining Today

Scott Walker - Boy Child


  1. Glad you finally got a copy. Hope you enjoy it.

    I can see the comparison with Scott Walker. Merritt doesn't have Walker's range, but emotionally there's a similarity.

    Oh, and - pedant's corner - he spells his name Stephin, not Stephen. No clue why.

  2. As you said - majestic, CC. Always great to listen to Scott Walker. And 69 Love Songs is still a record I love to listen