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bowiefanpeter
(acolyte)
09/01/03 05:15 PM
Re: The Electrician - Scott Walker new [re: Claude]  

I have a Scott Walker Biography available for trade if anybody is interested.

BFP



White Prism
(electric tomato)
12/03/03 01:31 PM
omg I just creamed myself! new [re: Strawman]  

Climate of Hunter reissue scheduled for release in early January in the UK. It's been sadly nigh-unobtainable for quite a while.

when i was young the sky was blue, and everyone knew what to do,
but now it's gone, the telly's here, mass media, the sewer too


Strawman
(cracked actor)
12/03/03 01:59 PM
The voice new [re: White Prism]  

Rawhide, Dealer, Sleepwalkers Woman & Blanket Roll Blues.

Excellent news, and has to be a snip at seven quid.

Have you heard any of this material, John?



White Prism
(electric tomato)
12/03/03 02:36 PM
The wicked messenger new [re: Strawman]  

Actually, I haven't heard any of it, so I can't wait for it to be released. I think the album is 7 or 8 tracks long, but that several were 'untitled', a bit strange considering that this was his first album in 6 years or so - one might have hoped he'd conjured up some interesting titles - but as far as I know Walker sings on all the tracks. From what I gather, this album is commonly thought of as the bridge between Nite Flights and Tilt, but it completely bombed when it first came out in the mid-80s.

EDIT: I found this:

Climate Of Hunter 8 ( 1984 )
Rawhide / Dealer / Track Three / Sleepwalkers Woman / Track Five / Track Six / Track Seven / Blanket Roll Blues
Scott took six years to deliver an album after the acclaim heaped upon him following his contributions to the final Walker Brothers album 'Nite Flights'. That particular record had included four new Scott Walker originals, his first for some eight years at that time. They were startlingly unnerving and original. Brian Eno and David Bowie both started to name drop Scott and suddenly he went from washed up sixties crooner to being one of the hippest names around. 'Climate Of Hunter' arriving some six years after those four songs on 'Nite Flights' negated any commercial benefit he may have received had he recorded a follow-up just a couple of years sooner. Still, 'Climate Of Hunter'. had Scott fans semi-rejoicing, even if very few of them actually bought the album. One odd thing, four of the songs have no titles. One song is a cover version but it all sounds good. No traces of easy listening here at all, by the way. The strings go off at obtuse angles. The rhythm section performances are strong, especially the funky bass lines. Scott's voice booms out, sounding as rich as ever. This is especially noticeable on the opener 'Rawhide'.

Highlights include the old style Scott ballad 'Sleepwalkers Woman', a beautiful performance. 'Track 3' was released as a single - a bouncy, uptempo number. If the second side doesn't quite match the first, final track 'Blanket Roll Blues' certainly does. Mark Knopfler add's bluesy acoustic guitar. No other musical backing is provided. Scott opens his mouth and the sound fills the room. A voice big enough to fill a hall. Not a loud voice. Not a shouting kind of singing voice. He sings, softly actually. The tone is so deep and crystal clear and very resonating. A good comeback album, all in all, although no, it didn't sell. 'Climate Of Hunter' was reputed to be the worst selling album ever on Virgin Records. Not true as it happens, this did chart after all albeit in modest fashion. Still, ignoring sales, artistically this record proved Scott alive and well, even if he wasn't exactly prolific anymore.


when i was young the sky was blue, and everyone knew what to do,
but now it's gone, the telly's here, mass media, the sewer too

Edited by White Prism on 12/03/03 02:50 PM (server time).



Nature_Boy
(wild eyed peoploid)
12/03/03 03:32 PM
Re: The Electrician - Scott Walker new [re: Strawman]  

I've been looking for Nite Flights on CD. I've got 'Scott' which has My Death and Amsterdam on it.

Oh and my parents named me Scott after him too! Woo Hoo!



Claude
(big brother)
12/03/03 03:52 PM
Re: omg I just creamed myself! new [re: White Prism]  

Thanx for the link!

___________________
Claude

Earthling on Fire
(electric tomato)
12/03/03 04:18 PM
Re: The wicked messenger new [re: White Prism]  

Climate of Hunter is a beauty - apart from a typically cheesy 80s drums sound.
The fact that the tracks on side 2 are untitled (except the magnificent Blanket Roll Blues) makes it very modern, part-work in progress. Like Bowie's Untitled #1 and most titleless classical music pieces (symphony n 4, string quartet n 5), it also forces the listener to really listen to the music to know what it is about.
It's got to be one of the few albums to have come out in the 80s and to stand the test of time.

Wear your wound with honour.

Strawman
(cracked actor)
12/03/03 04:36 PM
Re: The wicked messenger new [re: Earthling on Fire]  


Are you able to upload this material, Earthling? I can create space through another BTInet account if required.



Claude
(big brother)
12/03/03 05:17 PM
Re: The wicked messenger new [re: Strawman]  

In reply to:

Are you able to upload this material, Earthling?


It would be wonderful!

___________________
Claude

Earthling on Fire
(electric tomato)
12/04/03 00:26 AM
Re: The wicked messenger new [re: Strawman]  

No, I can't. I've got it on LP and I don't have the equipment to do that.

Wear your wound with honour.


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