With the brilliantly-sculpted cover to his third solo album, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Scott Walker[/lastfm] finally looks into our eyes.
As Jonny Morgan noted in his beautiful collaboration with Barry Miles and Scott Grant called The Greatest Album Covers Of All Time (Collins & Brown Publshing, the previous two album covers by Scott Walker had completely avoided eye contact.
On his third album, Scott 3, we get nothing but eye contact, Walker looking directly at us but, at the same time, indirectly, as his image is reflected in the eye of another person.
As Morgan notes, “on looking at it for more than ten seconds the viewer loses all idea of what it is. It could be a fantastic insect or a creature from another planet.”
“Much like the music,” he goes on to say, “with nicely-orchestrated ballads turning out to be dark, unsettling sound-poems.”
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