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Prom 15: The Songs of Scott Walker (1967-70)

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, a celebration of Scott Walker. Jules Buckley and the Heritage Orchestra pay tribute, with star guests including Jarvis Cocker and John Grant.

Live at BBC Proms: A celebration of the extraordinary career of Scott Walker, whose music has influenced artists from David Bowie to Leonard Cohen. Jules Buckley and the Heritage Orchestra pay tribute, with star guests including Jarvis Cocker and John Grant.
Presented by Stuart Maconie

Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Jarvis Cocker
John Grant
Richard Hawley
Susanne Sundfør
Heritage Orchestra
Jules Buckley, conductor

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.
Tonight's Late Night Prom tribute presents tracks from his four self-titled albums with live orchestral backing for the very first time. Among the special guests are Jarvis Cocker, John Grant, Susanne Sundfør and Richard Hawley.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Music Played

  • Heritage Orchestra

    Prologue (arr. Jules Buckley) (Proms 2017)

  • Jarvis Cocker

    Boy Child (Proms 2017)

  • Jarvis Cocker

    Plastic Palace People (Proms 2017)

  • Susanne Sundfør

    On Your Own Again (Proms 2017)

  • Susanne Sundfør

    Angels of Ashes (Proms 2017)

  • John Grant

    Rosemary (Proms 2017)

  • John Grant

    The World's Strongest Man (Proms 2017)

  • Richard Hawley

    It's Raining Today (Proms 2017)

  • Richard Hawley

    Two Ragged Soldiers (Proms 2017)

  • Jarvis Cocker

    The War is Over (Sleepers) (Proms 2017)

  • John Grant

    Copenhagen (Proms 2017)

  • Susanne Sundfør

    The Amorous Humphrey Plugg (Proms 2017)

  • Richard Hawley

    Montague Terrace (In Blue) (Proms 2017)

  • Jarvis Cocker

    Little Things (That Keep Us Together) (Proms 2017)

  • John Grant

    The Seventh Seal (Proms 2017)

  • Susanne Sundfør

    Hero of the War (Proms 2017)

  • Richard Hawley

    The Old Man's Back Again (Dedicated to the Neo-Stalinist Regime) (Proms 2017)

  • Heritage Orchestra

    Get Behind Me (Proms 2017)

Broadcast

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The brilliance of Scott Walker  – explained!

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