Looking for this song
April 26, 2004 3:41 PM   Subscribe

Over the weekend I saw The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. I was particularly taken by the song "I will wait for you", and as I searched for interesting versions of the song I found a reference to one by Scott Walker. (More Inside)

Does anybody know if this was ever issued on CD? The only reference I can find to it is on a 1970 Phillips release called The Best of Scott Walker. I can't find it issued on any of the four preceding LPs or Singles and it doesn't seem possible to have come from his pre-Scott Walker days as the song wasn't written until 1964... Any help tracking this down would be greatly appreciated.
posted by shotsy to Media & Arts (8 answers total)
Huh, I heard this song a zillion times when I was growing up in the 70s -- and I remember the Andy Williams recording very well, but it doesn't seem to be available. I think Jim Nabors recorded it too, but I can't seem to find that either. This is rather weird.
posted by JanetLand at 4:23 PM on April 26, 2004

There's a bunch of Scott Walker on p2p. And it's on a Walker Brothers album called Images.

they used that song (the Connie Francis version) on Futurama in the episode about his dog--very sad.
posted by amberglow at 4:41 PM on April 26, 2004

you can buy Images on CD in Hungary, apparently.

and maybe it's on one of the Walker Brothers albums on Amazon?
posted by amberglow at 4:47 PM on April 26, 2004

Try www.allmusic.com and www.gemm.com
I have a lot of SW's albums but I don't have that song...
posted by black8 at 8:12 PM on April 26, 2004

Amberglow, thanks! As I was listening to it, I knew I had heard the song before and it was in that Futurama episode (which I recently got on DVD). That was seriously the saddest thing ever.

Thanks to teh rest of you as well, I thought I had checked the Walker Bros. catalog, but I must have read over it.
posted by shotsy at 8:56 PM on April 26, 2004

yup--i was tearing up during that part of the ep--very effective use of a song. Good luck finding the Walker version. (maybe try other foreign cd sites too)
posted by amberglow at 9:07 PM on April 26, 2004

As an aside, if you liked Umbrellas of Cherbourg (one of the best movies ever) I recommend viewing Demy's Lola (Roland makes a reference to Lola in UoC) and The Young Girls of Rochefort (which isn't a sequel, but which occupies a similar universe).
posted by gluechunk at 9:13 PM on April 26, 2004

No movie can make me cry as consistently as Umbrellas of Cherbourg. It absolutely works every time.

I have no answers for you, but I'm getting on Kazaa now myself.
posted by muckster at 10:13 PM on April 26, 2004

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