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Scott 4 Limited Half Speed Mastered Vinyl LP

by Scott Walker

Release Date: 20 September 2019

Format: LP Vinyl

Label: UMC

£24.99

Scott Walker Scott 4 Limited Half Speed Mastered Vinyl LP

Overview:

Despite its initial lukewarm reaction, the album failed to chart on release (possibly due to the album being released under his birth name of Noel Scott Engel!), today ‘Scott 4’ is considered one of his greatest achievements and has been recognised as a major influence on countless artists – David Bowie, Jarvis Cocker, Marc Almond amongst others.

His song-writing reached new peaks on this record (it was the first Scott Walker album to feature entirely original material) and is incisive, articulate and acerbic. Here are some of his finest compositions – The Seventh Seal (inspired by the classic Ingmar Bergman film), features a haunting Ennio Morricone-style arrangement, The Old Man’s Back Again also displays cinematic qualities and a penetrating theme (“dedicated to the neo-Stalinist regime,” the “old man” of this song was supposedly Josef Stalin), Duchess and Boy Child are achingly beautiful, timeless classics.

The eclectic mix of folk, country, and soul influences contained, make this an intriguing and innovative body of work.

This special 50th anniversary edition has been mastered and cut to vinyl using the unique ‘half-speed’ process, at Abbey Road Studios, London, for ultimate sound quality.

Includes download card.

“A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened”
Albert Camus quote from the album sleeve.

Featured Tracks:

Side One

The Seventh Seal
On Your Own Again
The World's Strongest Man
Angels Of Ashes
Boy Child

Side Two

Hero Of The War
The Old Man's Back Again (Dedicated To The Neo-Stalinist Regime)
Duchess
Get Behind Me
Rhymes Of Goodbye

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