Scott Walker - Scott 4 (LP)

Scott Walker - Scott 4 (LP)
Price: 31.90€
Format: LP
Label: MERCURY
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The avant-garde Scott 4 failed to make any chart impression, perhaps also in part because Walker released it under his birth name of Scott Engel. It was deleted soon after release, but has gone on to be hailed as a huge influence by artists including David Bowie, Jarvis Cocker and Marc Almond.

Scott 4 was the first of his albums to feature entirely original material, and includes such memorable compositions as ‘The Seventh Seal,’ informed by Ingmar Bergman’s 1957 film of the same name. ‘The Old Man’s Back Again (Dedicated to the Neo-Stalinist Regime)’ was in reference to the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia that had taken place in 1968, the year before the LP’s recording.

In a 2012 career overview for The New Yorker, Sasha Frere-Jones contextualised the singer-writer’s artistic motivation by writing: “To conceive of Walker simply as someone who moved from pop to art is to hear only one channel of a stereo narrative: the paired signal is that Walker has always been idiosyncratic, and favoured extremes from the start.”

Side One:

  1. The Seventh Seal
  2. On Your Own Again
  3. The World’s Strongest Man
  4. Angels Of Ashes
  5. Boy Child

Side Two:

  1. Hero Of The War
  2. The Old Man’s Back Again (Dedicated To The Neo-Stalinist Regime)
  3. Duchess
  4. Get Behind Me
  5. Rhymes Of Goodbye

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