Scott Walker – We Had It All CBS 80254 (1974)
While Stretch hinted at a country sound, the follow-up Any Day Now fully invests in it. But the result is something less interesting. Walker proves ill-suited to much of the material here. “The Black Rose”, for instance, with the lyrics Well, the devil made it do it the first time/ the second time I done it on my own, just seems ridiculous coming out of his mouth. “Sundown” and “Delta Dawn” are perhaps reasonable offerings, but, by and large, this album is a low point in Walker’s catalog. It is consistently uninspired. Scott puts too little effort into this. At best, it’s adequately performed.