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Scott Walker - The Collection 1967-1970
 
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Scott Walker - The Collection 1967-1970

3 Jun. 2013 | Format: MP3

£23.49 (VAT included if applicable)
Also available in CD Format
Song Title
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Popularity  
30
1
2:35
30
2
3:26
30
3
3:58
30
4
1:56
30
5
3:06
30
6
4:57
30
7
2:24
30
8
4:52
30
9
2:51
30
10
4:10
30
11
2:39
30
12
3:03
Disc 2
30
1
3:20
30
2
3:12
30
3
2:36
30
4
4:28
30
5
2:47
30
6
4:09
30
7
6:03
30
8
2:56
30
9
3:07
30
10
4:22
30
11
2:46
30
12
3:24
Disc 3
30
1
3:57
30
2
2:18
30
3
3:19
30
4
3:06
30
5
1:55
30
6
1:38
30
7
3:04
30
8
1:25
30
9
1:41
30
10
2:44
30
11
3:41
30
12
2:53
30
13
4:57
Disc 4
30
1
4:54
30
2
1:44
30
3
2:18
30
4
4:18
30
5
3:35
30
6
2:24
30
7
3:40
30
8
2:48
30
9
3:11
30
10
3:03
Disc 5
30
1
1:22
30
2
2:16
30
3
3:40
30
4
2:16
30
5
2:03
30
6
3:35
30
7
2:08
30
8
1:03
30
9
3:50
30
10
3:33
30
11
3:06
30
12
2:42
30
13
3:00
30
14
3:33
30
15
2:23
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2013
  • Release Date: 1 Jan. 2013
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Label: UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
  • Copyright: (C) 2013 Mercury Records Limited
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  • Total Length: 3:12:10
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  • ASIN: B00CVL9CGO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,718 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Mr. H. Taylor on 11 Jun. 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Ok, first of all these albums represent one of the greatest series of albums in popular music. If you don't own any or just one or two then this set at a good price is a great investment. I bought both the vinyl and CD box.

There are some snags to big fans of Scott like me. The packaging itself suffers from typos in the booklet and from a misprint of the labels which produces The Plague twice instead of 'Cincinnati. They're little things which take nothing away from the music but it's annoying to fans that whoever oversaw the project didn't get a fan to give it the once over.

The most important part is of course the music which is 5 stars. I own the original Philips LPs along with the 4 Men with Beards re-releases and two lots of the CD releases so I can compare the sound. 'Till the Band Comes in' sounds the best it ever has on CD and Scott 3 and 4 are definitely improvements on the previous masters. Scott and Scott 2 don't sound as 'big' as the previous CD releases but this can be attributed to them being stripped back to the original masters. Overall the CDs sound great and of you're a new fan or someone that want to discover something new then this is what you need. Audiophiles may want to pick and choose separately.

The Vinyl LP box is beautiful. The packaging suffers from the same faults as the CD box but they are a vast improvement on the 4 men with beards packaging. The sound is better than the previous pressing also, quite noticeably in some parts. Are they as good as the original? Probably not, but if you can get this set for under £100 its as close as you're going to get without forking out mega-bucks for near mint originals.

All in all 5 stars for the music and 3 stars for the packaging.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John F. Gramaglia on 22 April 2014
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
This is an amazing box of Scott walkers most important albums of his early career. Sonically the LP's sound amazing I just wish there was a little extra care in pressing the discs as some of the spindle holes on the discs are tight. The booklet is beautiful with really interesting notes on each of the five albums. There are a few typos here and there which are annoying, but that's really nothing too significant. All in all I am very happy with this collection. I have replaced my badly pressed 4 Men With Beards LP's of these albums and now I can finally hear them in all their rich vinyl glory.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Raving Russell on 18 Jun. 2013
Format: Audio CD
I thought this box set was going to be it. The definitive vinyl versions of Scott's early masterpieces. It was not to be! The vinyl is pressed by gz vinyl of the Czech Republic who have a mixed reputation for their quality of pressings.

Each record comes in an unlaminated cover with a thin white paper inner sleeve (no expense on poly lining!). The labels imitate the original Philips labels but are tacky in appearance. They look cheap. Unfortunately, the worst part is the vinyl itself. Mine had marks on the surface and looked scratched. Upon playing the vinyl was very noisy and with portions of lengthy non-fill. The sonics in the good parts were not great. Certainly better than the 4 men with beards reissue on vinyl (definitely avoid that!) but not as good as the original Philips. This is a shame because the original Philips were noisy too and could be improved upon. If you are like me and appreciate attention to detail when it comes to works of fine art like this, then it is so frustrating to see this product fail to deliver.

Buy the cd set instead. I don't believe we will ever see the day when a truly audiophile set of pressings will be manufactured for these astonishingly beautiful works of art.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Conway on 30 Oct. 2014
Format: Audio CD
Sound first: I've got the early nineties CD issues of 1-4 and I think these new versions are marginally clearer sounding, but there's not a lot in it.

The thing I take certain amount of issue with is Rob Young's notes. I realise exact meaning is often pretty elusive but, with 'Til The Band Comes In particularly, I don't get his interpretations of the lyrics at all. I can't see how Joe can be said to be dying in an old folks' home when there is a baby crying down the hall and somebody is having a party; I always thought the point of Time Operator wasn't that he was actually 'chatting up the telephonist' as Young has it, but rather that he's phoning the speaking clock just to hear a voice; and I never took the 'ashes' mentioned in Long About Now to have a literal meaning at all. Anyone agree or have I always had the wrong end of the stick?!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By P. M. Knight on 10 May 2014
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Finally the packaging fits the music. This is so beautifully done, the design, print and finishing are gorgeous - probably the best vinyl box set I own.

I'm not saying anything about the music. If you don't already know how amazing these albums are then I can't help you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brian Bathie on 23 Jan. 2014
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Having read an earlier review of this box set which only gave one star I was a little apprehensive when I placed this order. This box set was to replace Scott2, Scott3 and Scott 4 all quite awful pressings on the Four Men With Beards label ( not Abraxus as advertised) My record deck is extremely high end and ruthlessly reveals any defects but at the same time searches out every available scrap of information. I have now played each record and have to say I am very pleased. Surface noise is virtually non existent and apart from the odd pop and crackle ( found on almost all records) the pressings are faultless. The music on all is superb but Scott 4 is my clear favourite. Yes I definitely recommend this set.
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