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The Songs of Scott Walker: Late Night BBC Prom

Gideon Coe presents a Scott Walker special ahead of the Songs of Scott Walker event at the 2017 Proms.

This Late Night Prom tribute will celebrate the works of 1960s pop icon turned 21st century avant garde, Scott Walker, performed for the first time with live orchestral backing.

Among the special guests are musician and 6 Music presenter Jarvis Cocker, singer-songwriter John Grant, vocalist Susanne Sundfør and guitarist/vocalist Richard Hawley.

They will join the Heritage Orchestra on stage under pioneering conductor Jules Buckley in a celebration of Walker's music from 1967 to 1970. The show will include works such as Copenhagen and It's Raining Today.

An icon of the 1960s, Scott Walker has travelled from Walker Brothers teen idol to avant-garde contemporary musician, influencing artists from David Bowie and Leonard Cohen to Goldfrapp along the way.

Richard Hawley says: "Singing a song of Scott's in the shower is major joy.... well for me anyway... but to be asked to sing a few on a stage like the Royal Albert Hall is a thing of wonder, I hope I do Scott's genius credit."

Susanne Sundfør says: "As a life-long fan of Scott Walker, I'm very honoured to be performing some of his music at the BBC Proms in July. I'm incredibly excited to share his enduring talent alongside John Grant, Jarvis Cocker and Richard Hawley, and to be able to take part in such an iconic event in British culture.".

3 hours

Music Played

  • The Routers

    Let's Go

    • More Party Classics.
    • Warner Bros Records.
    • 1.
  • The Walker Brothers

    Doin' The Jerk

    • Universal.
  • Scott Walker

    Big Louise

    • Scott 3.
    • Mercury Records Limited.
    • 4.
  • The Teardrop Explodes

    Passionate Friend

    • ISLAND.
  • Jacques Brel

    Je Suis Un Soir D'Ete

    • Barclay.
  • Scott Walker


    • Phillips Records.
  • The Walker Brothers

    I Need You

    • Universal.
  • Cousteau

    The Last Good Day Of The Year

    • (CD Single).
    • Global Warming.
  • Pulp

    The Birds In Your Garden

    • Island.
  • Gary Walker

    You Don't Love Me

    • Date Records.
  • John Walker

    Sun Comes Up

    • Carnaby Records.
  • The Walker Brothers

    Deadlier Than The Male

    • Best Of Scott Walker & The Walker Bro.
    • Fontana.
  • The Walker Brothers


    • Universal.
  • Jerry Butler

    Make It Easy On Yourself

    • Prestige Elite Records Limited.
  • Tim Hardin

    The Lady Came From Baltimore

  • The Walker Brothers

    The Electrician

    • If You Could Hear Me Now.
    • Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd.
    • 18.
  • The Ronettes

    Walking In The Rain

  • Scott 4

    You Set The Scene

    • Scott 4.
    • 4AD.
  • Heritage Orchestra

    Prologue (Royal Albert Hall - 25/07/17)

  • Jarvis Cocker

    Boy Child (BBC Prom 2017)

  • Susanne Sundfør

    On Your Own Again (BBC Prom 2017)

  • Susanne Sundfør

    Angels of Ashes (BBC Prom - 2017)

  • John Grant

    Rosemary (BBC Prom 2017)

  • John Grant

    The World's Strongest Man (BBC Prom 2017)

  • Richard Hawley

    It's Raining Today (BBC Prom 2017)

  • Richard Hawley

    Two Ragged Soldiers (BBC Prom 2017)

  • Jarvis Cocker

    The War is Over (Sleepers) (BBC Prom 2017)

  • John Grant

    Copenhagen (BBC Prom 2017)

  • Susanne Sundfør

    The Amorous Humphrey Plugg (BBC Prom 2017)

  • Richard Hawley

    Montague Terrace (In Blue) (BBC Prom 2017)

  • Jarvis Cocker

    Little Things (That Keep Us Together) (BBC Prom 2017)

  • John Grant & London Contemporary Voices

    The Seventh Seal (BBC Prom 2017)

  • Susanne Sundfør

    Hero Of The War (BBC Prom 2017)

  • Richard Hawley

    The Old Man's Back Again (BBC Prom 2017)

  • Jarvis Cocker, Richard Hawley, John Grant, Susanne Sundfør & London Contemporary Voices

    Get Behind Me - BBC Prom 2017

  • Scott Walker


    • The Childhood Of A Leader Original Soundtrack.
    • 4AD.
  • Scott Walker


  • Scott Walker

    I Threw It All Away

  • Scott Walker

    My Way Home

  • Scott Walker

    A Lover Loves

    • The Drift.
    • 4AD.
  • Terry Smith

    Early Morning Groove

    • Fall Out.
    • SC2 Music.