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Bish Bosch (Bonus One CD) [VINYL]

Scott Walker Vinyl
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Bish (n. sl.), bitch
Bosch, Hieronymous (c. 1450–1516), Dutch painter
Bish bosh (sl.), job done, sorted

“I was thinking about making the title refer to a mythological, all-encompassing, giant woman artist.” Scott Walker

A Hieronymous Bosch painting can’t be apprehended in a single blink of an eye. The Garden of Earthly Delights is made up of panels in ... Read more in Amazon's Scott Walker Store

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  • Vinyl (3 Dec 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: 4AD.
  • ASIN: B009CXLRZ8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 99,455 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. See You Don't Bump His Head
2. Corps De Blah
3. Phrasing
4. SDSS14+13B (Zercon, a Flagpole Sitter)
5. Epizootics!
6. Dimple
7. Tar
8. Pilgrim
9. The Day the 'Conducator' Died (An Xmas Song)

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Bish Bosch has been three years in the making for singer-songwriter Scott Walker, formerly of The Walker Brothers. The music he has been making at his own pace since the early eighties might be utterly estranged from the songs that made him a household name, but they stem from the privacy he requires to write this complex and hugely inventive music.

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2LP 180Gram Vinyl , Cd + 36 Page Book

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliliant, Barmy Bish Bosch 30 May 2013
Format:Audio CD
Had to wait a good while and give it a good few listens before reviewing this. I have to say it's one of the most bewitching albums I have ever heard. It sort of terrifies me (not quite as much as his previous album The Drift, but not far off) and whenever I think about listening to it I often change my mind and put something else on. When I do decide to take the plunge however I find myself utterly captivated and, as is the case as I type, I absolutely cannot turn it off until it's finished.
Bish Bosch is dense, difficult, epic, comedic (very) and frightening. It is also quite tuneful in places. Walker's voice is never less than captivating and the lyrics he sings, shouts and screams at certain points are there to be researched and further explored if one has the inclination
This album is such an achievement that I honestly couldn't give it anything less than 5 stars. Nobody else makes music like this. Some might argue this is for very good reason but I for one am very pleased he does.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Difficult but rewarding. 22 Dec 2012
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I don't understand people's reaction to Scott's later work. would people really prefer it if now he was crooning his old 60's hits on a stool in an argyle jumper? It's just not what makes him great - he's always pushed himself and his audience.

Anyways onto the album - just like the Drift this took ages to latch onto. They're at first listen is no common theme or impetus to the songs, but they reveal themselves with repeated listens, and when they click it's a revelation. "Zercon" becomes quite touching and is the stand out track - the monologue of a downtrodden person and his hatred for his employers/taunters and his low place in society - he eventually transforms into a star - but the irony is that this life defined by hatred has rendered him the coldest object in the solar system! Not usual song matter but Walker's modern work will be better enjoyed if you look at the songs figuratively and not literally and find meaning for yourself. I like to imagine I'm listening to an audio avant garde opera - an image Walker would perhaps appreciate himself.

The album is beautifully recorded and produced and genuinely amusing in parts - the humour is quite broad at times.

A concept album about decay - (decaying empires/decaying bodies/bodily function/ageing) - are the main theme of the album and quite fitting for an artist of Walkers years to contemplate their own mortality. If Tilt was a haunted wood and Drift an abattoir Bish Bosch is a twisted macabre carnival - the ominous last party before it all falls apart.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not for everyone, but definitely for me 16 Jan 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
First, let's deal with what this record is not.
Scott Walker has not spontaneously reverted to the singer songwriter of Big Louise and its ilk, sorry.
He has been ploughing his own, lonely furrow for thirty years now with little concern for anything as approachable as The World's Strongest Man or for the many people who for some mad reason appear to express anger at his obstinate refusal to pander to fans of his 60s output.

I guess it's time to call those folks to order - only one person gets to choose what he does, and it ain't you or me.

In fact, I would always recommend trying before you buy to anyone thinking of checking out Tilt, The Drift or Bish Bosch. It's a world away from who he was, and possibly several worlds away from any comparable figure around today.

The first thing to note about his late period work is that it is designed around serving the lyric. It is common in pop music for a melody to have a lyric bolted to it, but here nothing is important but the lyrical content - style serves content, sounds serve content and melody (or lack of same) serves this, also. While the lyrics veer very close to self parodying pretentiousness at times, it is clear from several listens (for those who possess the stamina for such an endeavour) that just like on The Drift, in his rampant poetic excesses he is messing with us (Donald Duck was a major clue). Unlike The Drift, however, he times his punchlines a lot better on this record and seems less consumed with a bottomless bleakness at the same time.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Walker is a genius 15 Mar 2013
By Bobby
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No one else could make an album like this. His current style is pretty much unique, his lyrics veer between the abstract and the absurd and he even rocks out in parts.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not one of his best! 9 Feb 2014
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Gave it a so/so rating, because it's the worst Scott Walker CD I've ever heard! Very disappointing, but that's how it goes with music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another masterpice from Scott. 1 Feb 2014
By scorbie
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Carries on down the path of Tilt and The Drift.
Terrifying stuff.
A very visual listen.
I had to pause it halfway through for a break, it was so intense!
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24 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Darkness Visible 3 Dec 2012
Format:Audio CD
From the opening salvo of thundering, metronomic industrial rhythmic
mayhem of first track "See You Don't Bump His Head" one knows straight
away that we are not going to be in for an easy ride but then Scott
Walker hasn't been in the business of wooing the mainstream for many
years now. Continuing with the maverick sonic adventures last encountered
on his album 'The Drift' (2006) Mr Walker digs deeper still into the darkness
and comes back with something quite extraordinary. That 'Bish Bosch' owes
far more to the Second Viennese School of Schoenberg, Webern and Berg than
The Beach Boys is no surprise but this new collection is in many ways more
approachable than his last outing. To my ears there seems to be a greater
structural unity in these nine compositions than one might have expected.

The voice, given that he is fast nearing his seventh decade in the listening
world, is in remarkable shape. His rich, strong baritone has rarely sounded
better. The quasi-operatic timbre of his pipes suits this expressionistic
music well. The range of dynamic articulation and tonal colour with which he
imbues each energetic performances is quite stunning. The Bosch of the album's
title leans far closer to that visionary painter's depiction of 'Hell' than his 'Garden
Of Earthly Delights'!; sounds from the pit rather than any anodyne approximation
of celestial bliss. This said there are brief glimpses of something more transcendent
and redemptory. There are moments in 'Corps De Blah', for example, where
the storm clouds burst open revealing, in a coruscating blaze of gloriously
shimmering glissandi and wailing guitar, something far closer to a sense of hope.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Vinyl edition
This is a superb, challenging, inventive, and even comedic album, though not for the fainthearted. The majority of the music is driven by Scott Walker’s lyrics, which take the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mr. R. N. Duffy
1.0 out of 5 stars terrible
what a load of bunkum. you cannot mistake the voice but i felt like i had been conned, badly let down. i could not listen to one track all the way through.this cd cost me 99p mint. Read more
Published 8 months ago by brian
5.0 out of 5 stars Completes my Scott Walker albums
A good price and good delivery for a product I have waited a long time for. Walker never disappoints with his creativity and innovative approach to music.
Published 9 months ago by Chrissie
5.0 out of 5 stars a nice bunch of tunes for every occasion ,birthday to funeral....
Well evolved aesthetics of sound and rhythm from a man who keeps inspiring a great number of artists worldwide...
Made me look a H.Bosch's painting too.
Published 11 months ago by jan chovanec
2.0 out of 5 stars What a waste of talent!
Such a waste of a spectacular voice who just indulges in his own strange world. I've bought everything he's recorded since the sixties but I've finally convinced myself that I want... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Mr. R. Cooper
5.0 out of 5 stars A Jet Black Kaleidoscopic Masterpiece
You don't come to Bish Bosch - it comes to you, like a ruddy great mountain. If have the earlegs, you can climb to the top and the view is out of this world. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Benjamin Clayton
2.0 out of 5 stars do come in the waters black !!
Here we go again around another mulberry bush
Of misery and confusion. Yes scott we all know the pains
And trials life brings but we don't need to wallow in them by... Read more
Published 12 months ago by c rider
4.0 out of 5 stars This is not easy listening!
Another Freak Zone inspired purchase. This is not Scott Walker as you know him from the cheesy pop hits of the 1960s. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Big Rich
5.0 out of 5 stars 10/10
Scott Walker is a musical genius his albums are so unique and different its a pity he takes so long to release each one I love this man's work - give him a listen with an open mind... Read more
Published 13 months ago by J. D. Ruddick
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