Scott Fagan: South Atlantic Blues Tour (Ancienne Belgique), 15 novembre 2016 20:00, Ancienne Belgique – AB
Scott Fagan: South Atlantic Blues Tour (Ancienne Belgique)
Rediscovery of a thought-to-be-lost classic
‘A taste of Scott Walker, a flicker of Bowie, Lou Reed and Tim Hardin, but a sound that is purely and utterly Fagan.’
For a while, The Beatles considered releasing Scott Fagan’s debut ‘South Atlantic Blues’ as the first non-Beatles album on their Apple Records. What’s more, he was coached by Doc Pomus (excellent songwriter, producer and later friend of the late Lou Reed) in New York’s famous Brill Building. His manager – who also took care of Buffy Sainte-Marie and Don McLean – even promised Scott Fagan greater fame than Elvis.
But, due to reasons beyond anyone’s control, his debut went unnoticed in ’68. Was it due to the fact that the world wasn’t ready for it or that in that exact same week über-classic ‘Astral Weeks’ by Van Morrisson was released and grabbed all the attention? Whatever it was: we are more than happy that the same has happened to this thought-to-be-lost classic as to Sixto ‘Sugarman’ Rodriguez: renewed attention for a ‘a lost classic’.
Scott Fagan is now 70 but the vibrato in his voice is still very much alive, and now the re-release of ‘South Atlantic Blues’ has it raining superlatives such as The Guardian nicely summed up: ‘It’s a marvelous record, full of slightly psychedelic folk, Donovanish pop and stripped-down, brass-powered, redemptive soul.’
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