Monday, February 7, 2011

Scott Walker Series, #2: Scott Walker- Scott (1967) MP3 & FLAC

"The girl across the hall makes love, her thoughts lay cold like shattered stone. Her thighs are full of tales to tell, of all the nights she's known."

I've always gotten a kick out of imagining British teenyboppers in 1967 seizing on this album as the latest fix for their Walker Brothers obsession and playing "Montague Terrace (In Blue)" for the first time (sometimes I include pink record players and slumber parties to further develop this theatrical scene of the absurd). While Images, the final Walker Brothers album of the 60s, occasionally hinted at the direction Scott Walker's solo career would take, nothing could have prepared his listeners for this unprecedented leap into Brel and existentialism backed by Wally Stott's gloomy orchestral arrangements. As such, Scott represents the juncture at which Scott Walker began his metamorphosis from teen idol to cult hero, and while often cited as the least consistent of his initial run of solo albums, this is only relative to the genius that would unfold over the next few years.

Scott (2000 HDCD Remastered Edition)
1. Mathilde  (2:39)
2. Montague Terrace (In Blue)  (3:31)
3. Angelica  (4:02)
4. The Lady Came from Baltimore  (1:59)
5. When Joanna Loved Me  (3:08)
6. My Death  (4:57)
7. The Big Hurt  (2:26)
8. Such a Small Love  (4:55)
9. You're Gonna Hear from Me  (2:53)
10. Through a Long and Sleepless Night  (4:12)
11. Always Coming Back to You  (2:41)
12. Amsterdam  (3:04)


  1. jo jo vs. the cookie monsterFebruary 8, 2011 at 11:29 PM

    It is 8degrees out and a great time to put on the flac (smoking) jacket and enjoy. Do you have any old Cure like Seventeen Seconds and Three Imaginary Boys. Havin' a big flacfest 3000 everything from De La Soul to Dismember to Herp Albert & the Tijuana Brass to Cocteau Twins. More music..the music? It must be the music then.

  2. jo jo, I have all The Cure in the deluxe editions. I will post "Three Imaginary Boys" (2 discs) and "Disintegration" (3 discs)in the coming weeks. I had a computer meltdown tonight and am stuck on my laptop, which has no music files stored on it. So I'm not sure when I'll be able to post these. Stay warm- man in the moon

  3. jo jo's magic flac vestFebruary 9, 2011 at 4:47 PM

    Ahh technical difficulties that sucks. I will send some good tech vibes that way. There is about five or six really great flac blogspots on the web and the Killing Moon is certainly one of them. Priceless for people who don't use p2p and torrents. Lookin' at file hosters to see if there is any free trial period or who is the cheapest. I'll find a way to post some stuff up maybe even start up a blog(?) Donno if that is all free or what, have to find the blog how to faq file. Always many thanks for the music and may the gremlins exit your melty machine. :-)

  4. jo jo, it's all fixed. I performed an exorcism on my machine today and banished that MFing shopllbo bug. Everything is up and running. I'll post some Cure soon in your honor. Also, I can walk you through the steps of starting a blog; it's not that difficult and it is free- cheers from the man who just crawled out of a moon crater


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