Scott Walker's solo career officially started on September 16, 1967 with the release of therecently reissued Scott. September 16, 2013 will see the unveiling of another project linked to the avant-pop master: Songs From Montague Terrace — A Tribute to Scott Walker. According to Walker's Facebook page, the compilation will feature contributions from Nightlands, Coves, Bright Light Bright Light, Dax Riggs, Eugene McGuinness, and more.
Our first taste of the collection comes from Norwegian singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche, who recorded a faithful rendition of Walker's "The Plague," which originally served as the B-side to 1967 single "Jackie," a song that eventually became the opening track to 1968's Scott 2. Long before he delved into the apocalyptic art-rock experiments of The Drift and Bish Bosch, this sort of lushly gloomy orchestral pop was a specialty of Walker's.