Thursday, February 24, 2011

Scott Walker Series, #9: Scott Walker- Scott 3 (1969) MP3 & FLAC

"She fills the bags 'neath her eyes with the moonbeams and cries 'cause the world's passed her by."

Comprised entirely of original material and a few Brel covers, Scott 3 was a significant step away from the expectations of the mainstream audience Scott Walker had found through his work with The Walker Brothers, and though the album did still manage to garner him a final brush with commercial success, it clearly signaled the more mercurial creative path he would travel for the next 40 years. For many, Scott 3 stands as a flawed masterpiece due to Wally Stott's occasionally saccharin arrangements, which seem, at times, utterly at odds with the brooding existential impressionism of Walker's lyrics, and while there are moments when the arrangements do distract from Walker's performance, overall, they tend to lend the album a sense of irony that serves it well. And then, of course, there is "30th Century Man," a brief, ultra-cool acoustic guitar ditty that leaves one fantasizing about what an entire album of such material from Walker might have sounded like. We can only dream.

Scott 3 (2000 HDCD Remastered Edition)
 1. It's Raining Today  (4:01)
 2. Copenhagen  (2:22)
 3. Rosemary  (3:22)
 4. Big Louise  (3:10)
 5. We Came Through  (1:58)
 6. Butterfly  (1:42)
 7. Two Ragged Soldiers  (3:06)
 8. 30th Century Man  (1:29)
 9. Winter Night  (1:45)
10. Two Weeks Since You've Been Gone  (2:48)
11. Sons Of  (3:44)
12. Funeral Tango  (2:55)
13. If You Go Away  (4:56)


  1. Is it really a 2000 HDCD remaster, voixautre? The artwork you provided along with the album is for original 1992 non-remastered CD release. Nevertheless, thank you very much for this great post!

  2. yes, it is. For some reason, they kept that rancid artwork from the earlier release. Out of laziness I guess ):

    check out the footnotes on this page:

  3. Thanks for clearing that up. That's all I needed to know.

    Can't wait for the final Scott Walker post.

  4. good news Michael, there are 6 more Walker posts! (I decided to extend it because I have some FLACS you can't find anywhere else). The next post (probably tomorrow) will be a surprise for sure (hopefully a welcome surprise).

  5. That's very good news indeed. Thank you voixautre.

  6. The artwork on the 2000 CD itself is different - I bought the CD in 1992 and it has the fontana vinyl inlay on the CD which I prefer to the LP replica you get with the remastered album. However I can't believe they kept the same artwork even down to the 1992 date on the back. They must have had thousands of the original booklets & backs going spare. I'm curious to see if the 2000 version sounds better. IMO sometimes they don't as the latest Doors remasters show where Morrison's voice is moved down in the mix and the instruments moved up.

  7. Anon. I don't have the 1992 edition. If you compare that one to the 2000 edition, let me know if there is a noticeable difference in sound. And I agree about The Doors' infinite number of remix/remasters


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