Scott Walker
Scott 2

  1 x LP   180grs   33⅓rpm      + bonus download

2014 EU repressing on 180g LP+ download-Scott 2 with a mixture of contemporary covers ("Black Sheep Boy", "The Windows of the World") Jacques Brel interpretations ("Jackie", "Next", "The Girls and the Dogs"), film songs ("Wait Until Dark", "Come Next Spr

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Release date : 22-05-2014 (Originally released in 1968)

2014 EU repressing on 180g LP+ download-Scott 2 follows the formula of Walker's début release, with a mixture of contemporary covers ("Black Sheep Boy", "The Windows of the World") Jacques Brel interpretations ("Jackie", "Next", "The Girls and the Dogs"), film songs ("Wait Until Dark", "Come Next Spring") and his own original compositions ("The Amorous Humphrey Plugg", "The Girls from the Streets", "Plastic Palace People", "The Bridge"). The content of his own and Brel's material was markedly more risqué than on Scott, with "Jackie", "Next" and "The Girls from the Streets" standing out with themes of sexual tribulations and decadent lifestyles.

 

 

1968's  Scott 2 made it all the way to number one on the UK pop charts perhaps the strangest number one hit in pop history Continuing with his orchestral obsession Scott 2 features overthetop string and horn arrangements occasionally veering into dangerously schmaltzy territory. This production style is in drastic contrast to the lyrical content songs of despair prostitution homosexuality and brutal honesty indicting the same glamorous and glitzy lifestyle that his baroque pop style emblemizes Along with many originals Scott 2 features songs by Jacques Brel Tim Hardin and Bacharach/David 

Tracks
A1     Jackie
A2     Best Of Both Worlds
A3     Black Sheep Boy
A4     The Amorous Humphrey Plugg
A5     Next
A6     The Girls From The Streets
    
B1     Plastic Palace People
B2     Wait Until Dark
B3     The Girls And The Dogs
B4     Windows Of The World
B5     The Bridge
B6     Come Next Spring


According to Jonathan King writing in the liner notes to Scott 2, not long after the album had been completed, Walker described it as the "work of a lazy, self-indulgent man." He added, "Now the nonsense must stop, and the serious business must begin." King continues about Walker: "I have no doubt that many years from now, over a space age dinner of vitamins, [...] he will say: 'Well, the last fifty years have been great fun, but now we must get down to doing something worthwhile.' And he'll mean it.

Originally released in 1968 Scott 2 made it all the way to number one on the UK pop charts perhaps the strangest number one hit in pop history Continuing with his orchestral obsession Scott 2 features overthetop string and horn arrangements occasionally veering into dangerously schmaltzy territory. This production style is in drastic contrast to the lyrical content songs of despair prostitution homosexuality and brutal honesty indicting the same glamorous and glitzy lifestyle that his baroque pop style emblemizes Along with many originals Scott 2 features songs by Jacques Brel Tim Hardin and Bacharach/David 

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Scott Walker's seminal studio albums - Scott, Scott 2, Scott 3 and Scott 4 are individually released along with the highly sought after ‘Til The Band Comes In (known in Japan as Scott 5). These vinyl are taken from last year’s highly acclaimed boxed set – ‘The Collection 1967-1970’. Each album was remastered at Abbey Road studios from the original analogue tapes.

Scott Walker would leave the “pop” of the Walker Brothers to embark on an inventive, ground breaking solo career. Scott had begun to write his own songs when in the Walker Brothers but alone he could showcase his admiration of artists such as Michel Legrand and Ennio Morricone. Working with Wally Stott and John Franz, Walker would create lush sonic soundscapes which would acts as settings for his thought provoking lyrics. Specifically, Scott Walker is considered one of the foremost interpreters of the Jacques Brel catalogue. It is Scott’s mix of covers, Brel songs and his own compositions which make these five albums so mesmerising. Admired by fellow artists and an inspiration to bands today, Scott’s songs have been covered by artists such as David Bowie, Marc Almond and Saint Etienne.

Scott Walker remains one of music’s most enigmatic talents - an artist who does not compromise his artistic view. These five albums are highlights of those formative solo years.

Discs: 1
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): 180grs
Speed(33,45): 33
Bonus(cd,single,download): bonus download
Label: Mecury-Universal
Originally released: 1968
This release: 2014
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