Scott Walker's first five solo LPs are to be re-issued as part of a new box set.
To draw comparisons between music and cinema, Scott Walker is truly the Colonel Kurtz of 60s pop. A teen idol as a member of The Walker Brothers, his decision to go rogue and indulge his artistic temperament resulted in some fascinating, enduringly influential albums.
Now you'll be able to buy that glorious solo run in a new box set. 'Scott Walker: The Collection 1967 - 1970' draws together the singer's first five solo LPs, beginning with 'Scott' and ending with 'Til The Band Comes In'.
Demonstrating Scott Walker's astonishing evolution between 1967 and 1970, influences include Jacques Brel, modern European cinema, opera and much, much more. Available on CD and vinyl, the packaging looks to be every bit as luxurious as the often grandiose, orchestral arrangements Walker employed.
The CD set comes in a hardback, lift-off lid, box-set, each CD re-creating the original release format. New sleeve notes have been commissioned, while a 16 page booklet has been produced under the supervision of Rob Young who edited last year’s compendium 'No Regrets: Writings on Scott Walker'.
The 5 LP vinyl box set, meanwhile, features all five albums on heavyweight wax with 'Scott 3' and 'Scott4' due to be re-produced in the original gatefold jackets. In addition to this there are four interviews courtesy of Rock Back Pages: Keith Altham – Scott Walker Hides Away In a Gloom World, NME 1970; Chris Welch - Scott: I’m Going to Japan By Train, Melody Maker 18 May 1968; Keith Altham – Scott Walker : His Own Worst Enemy, NME, 1969 and Chris Welch – Scott Walker Comes In From The Cold, Melody Maker 1970.
'Scott Walker: The Collection 1967 - 1970' is set to be released through Universal on June 3rd.