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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice collection!
Good to have these three albums in one place. Have been looking for a reasonably-priced copy of Nite Flights for a while and finally found this! I was also pleasantly surprised with the country-tinged sound of Lines and No Regrets; there's great songs on both albums. The CDs each have their own cardboard sleeve with the original vinyl art.
Published on November 29, 2010 by Jason

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Five stars for the 4 songs I wanted
Bought this set, frankly, because it was the cheapest way available to get Nite Flights on CD. Finally decided to replace my lp and was chagrined to find that buying all three of these was vastly cheaper than trying to get NF by itself. And, frankly, was really only wanting the four Scott Walker songs on NF.

All that said, there are a handful of enjoyable songs...
Published on February 21, 2011 by J. Hundley


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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Five stars for the 4 songs I wanted, February 21, 2011
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This review is from: Original Album Classics (incl, No Regrets, Lines and Nite Flites) (Audio CD)
Bought this set, frankly, because it was the cheapest way available to get Nite Flights on CD. Finally decided to replace my lp and was chagrined to find that buying all three of these was vastly cheaper than trying to get NF by itself. And, frankly, was really only wanting the four Scott Walker songs on NF.

All that said, there are a handful of enjoyable songs spread out over the other two discs, but as a whole, the rest is rather bland, MOR soft rock that fades from memory by the time the song is over. Still, unless someone rereleases NF in an affordable package, this is still worth it.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice collection!, November 29, 2010
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Good to have these three albums in one place. Have been looking for a reasonably-priced copy of Nite Flights for a while and finally found this! I was also pleasantly surprised with the country-tinged sound of Lines and No Regrets; there's great songs on both albums. The CDs each have their own cardboard sleeve with the original vinyl art.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Brothers' dark era, September 9, 2012
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Luis Mejia (Melbourne, Australia) - See all my reviews
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On overview, this 3 studio album collection by The Walker Brothers compiles the least necessary (and often avoidable) part of their career - their mid seventies reunion - and for several reasons.

Firstly, their material became a downgrade from their sixties output. Not only did the Brothers turned 180 degrees from baroque pop melodramas to soft rock and blue-eyed soul, but also their material ceased to come from relevant sources. Whereas they were once top interpreters of American Brill Building material (Bacharach, Mann, Weil, Goffin, King etc) they turned their influences to the likes of Boz Scaggs and Elton John (the latter in style, not material).

While there are noteworthy numbers here and there (the song "No Regrets" being their peak commercial track) fans will shy away from both Lines and No Regrets, possessing almost zero artistic value, until they reach Nite Flights, where Scott Walker shows off his very first self-penned numbers of his avant-garde reincarnation. And likewise it is hardly of any value to casual fans - if anything it will leave a bad first impression - which will be the case due to the budget price of this collection.

Material-wise is nice to have these hard to find works on cd, and even better from the official Columbia sources, but it lacks any notes or booklets, replacing it for mini lp sleeves and nothing else. So AS A WHOLE 3 stars.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Track listing, March 29, 2010
This review is from: Original Album Classics (incl, No Regrets, Lines and Nite Flites) (Audio CD)
Disc: 1
1. No Regrets
2. Hold An Old Friend's Hand
3. Boulder To Birmingham
4. Walkin' In The Sun
5. Lover's Lullaby
6. I've Got To Have You
7. He'll Break Your Heart
8. Everything That Touches You
9. Lovers
10. Burn Our Bridges
Disc: 2
1. Lines
2. Taking It All In Stride
3. Inside Of You
4. Have You Seen My Baby
5. We're All Alone
6. Many Rivers To Cross
7. First Day
8. Brand New Tennessee Waltz
9. Hard To Be Friends
10. Dreaming As One
Disc: 3
1. Shutout
2. Fat Mama Kick
3. Nite Flights
4. Electrician
5. Death Of Romance
6. Den Haague
7. Rhythms Of Vision
8. Disciples Of Death
9. Fury And The Fire
10. Child Of Flames
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Of interest ONLY for fans of Scott Walker's late career, May 8, 2013
This review is from: Original Album Classics (incl, No Regrets, Lines and Nite Flites) (Audio CD)
The Walker Brothers hit London in the mid-1960s in a remarkable reversal of the British Invasion: UK schoolgirls were going hysterical at these three good-looking Americans -- not brothers and none really named Walker. The rich orchestration on their records, provided by classic pop arranger Ivor Raymonde, set them apart from other teen idols and sent Scott Walker (née Noel Scott Engel) on to a critically acclaimed solo career.

But anyone nostalgic for the Sixties should watch out, because those records are not what you get in this Sony box set. Instead we have the three albums from the Walker Brothers' mid-1970s reunion, a desperate attempt to make some money after the solo careers of John Walker, Gary Walker and Scott Walker had hit their respective slumps. They announced their reunion in 1975 with NO REGRETS, a collection of 10 schmaltzy cover tunes. The music is uninspired country and western or soul, and through orchestration is sometimes used, it is more a lame effect here than something majestic integrated with the music. Scott Walker was struggling with alcoholism (on the album cover, he is shirtless and covering his face with a can of Newcastle Brown Ale) and though his baritone is great as always, one can hear that his heart is not in the material. The Walker Brothers' 1976 followup LINES can similarly be consigned to oblivion.

But for fans of Scott Walker's late work, this box set is an essential purchase because of NITE FLIGHTS, released in 1978 and destined to be the last Walker Brothers's last album. With their record label about to go bankrupt, the three musicians decided to go whether their individual musical visions took them. John and Gary's songs are as forgettable as any of the covers on the previous album. Scott Walker's four contributions, however, are something from another world.

"Shutout", "Fat Mama Kick" and "Nite Flights" sound like the pop music of the future (and still do, 35 years later). Though the backing is simple rock guitars, bass, drums and keyboards, in their lyrics Walker for the first time presents the surrealistic and uneasy imagery that would continue through his late solo albums. The fourth track, "The Electrician", is less enigmatic but much more disturbing.

Shutout: "Throw off / Those gimmicks / To the boys / Let them / Send it all up / In the air / There is / Crouching and wailing / On stones / Down here / We must freeze off / This ratmosphere / Scraping out noise / Across night wires / Runs for the distant cities / There is never / A lock / In the fall / Down here / As the / BIG FULL / Pours away..." Far from the soporific vocals of the preceding albums, here Scott Walker engages and confronts the lister. There's a screaming guitar solo by session player Jim Sullivan.

Fat Mama Kick: "Sunfighters / Locked in / Right angle rooms / Watch their lovers / Sleep face down / In the yellow lite / Keep the balance / On a back curve / 'Till the war / With the night Is over..." The vocals, on top of a 4/4 beat with saxophone and drums, are distorted as if heard through a filter. Chris Mercer goes all out with a saxophone solo near the end.

Nite Flights: "The moving has come through / The danger brushing you / Turns its face into the heat and runs the tunnels / It's so cold / The dark dug up by dogs / The stiches torn and broke / The raw meat fist you choke / Has hit the bloodlite / Glass traps open and close on / Night flights..." The bassline on this track, played by Scott Walker himself, is extraordinary and the vocal expression possibly the most memorable of his entire career.

The Electrician: "Baby, it's slow, when lights go low. There's no help, no...". Troubled by recent revelations that the CIA was torturing Central American insurgents, Walker depicted such interrogation techniques as a twisted romance, two lovers lustfully engaging in a bondage session. The vocal section lasts only about a minute, but it is of extreme emotional impact. Most of the song, the longest on the album, consists of orchestration, menacing and dissonant at the opening, lush and sweeping after the lyrics are delivered.

Those who have not yet heard Scott Walker's late period should probably start with 1995's Tilt. But if his music proves as lifechanging for you as it did for me, you should go on to his other solo albums, and the four Scott Walker songs here are definitely worth the price of the whole set.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Not As Good As Their 60's Material, May 3, 2014
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Phil (New York, New York USA) - See all my reviews
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The Walker Brothers made some fabulous music in the mid 60's: Make It Easy On Yourself, The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore, Love me, etc. These 3 albums from a decade later pale in comparison to their earlier work. While the 1st album in the box set (No Regrets) is listenable, it left me wondering what I had just listened to after hearing it. None of the songs had the same memorability as their earlier work. The same could be said for Lines. As for Nite Flites, it was a big disappointment as it sounded like a group trying over hard to become a "heavy" act. Get their earlier work instead.
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3.0 out of 5 stars It is what it says it is, no more, no less., December 31, 2013
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I wanted Nite Flights on cd, so this was the only way to get a cd pressing. I respect that other fans may want the previous two albums, but they don't interest me. I'm sure a lot of fans would pay the same price for a single disc issue of Nite Flites that came with a full booklet, case and artwork, without the previous albums. There is such a disconnect between styles here that the box set does stand as a great contextualization for how odd Nite Flites must have seemed to any Walker fans paying attention at the time. But, anyhow, if you want any of these albums on cd, this is the way to get them.

Discs come in thin papercard sleeves with artwork and no booklets.
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3.0 out of 5 stars okay, August 2, 2013
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okay but you have to enjoy the WALKER BROTHERS.
If you like the WALKER BROTHERS you'll find this
satisfactory. THANKS
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