Scott 3

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Scott 3
Scott 3 (Front Cover).jpg
Studio album by Scott Walker
Released March 1969
Length 37:22
Label Philips / Fontana
Producer John Franz
Scott Walker chronology
Scott 2
Scott 3
Scott: Scott Walker Sings Songs from his TV Series
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (8.5/10)[2]

Scott 3 is the third solo album by singer songwriter Scott Walker.

Upon release in 1969, it met with slower sales than his previous albums, as pop audiences struggled to keep pace with Walker's increasingly experimental approach. The dense lush string arrangements by Wally Stott seemed to evoke a Vegas-style lounge crooner atmosphere, but one tinted with surreal drones and touches of dissonance.

Since its release, it has been regarded by many of Walker's fans as a favourite. The title of the compilation Fire Escape in the Sky: The Godlike Genius of Scott Walker is taken from the lyrics of the song "Big Louise", and the 2006 documentary Scott Walker: 30 Century Man is named after "30 Century Man".

A cover of "30 Century Man" by the Jigsaw Seen was used in the animated film Futurama: Bender's Big Score. Marc Almond covered the song "Big Louise" in 1982 with his band Marc and the Mambas on the album Untitled.

The final three tracks are covers of compositions by Jacques Brel.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Scott Walker (credited as Noel Scott Engel), except where noted. 

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "It's Raining Today"     4:02
2. "Copenhagen"     2:22
3. "Rosemary"     3:22
4. "Big Louise"     3:10
5. "We Came Through"     1:59
6. "Butterfly"     1:42
7. "Two Ragged Soldiers"     3:07
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
8. "30 Century Man"     1:29
9. "Winter Night"     1:45
10. "Two Weeks Since You've Gone"     2:48
11. "Sons Of"   Gérard Jouannest, Jacques Brel, Mort Shuman 3:45
12. "Funeral Tango"   Jouannest, Brel, Shuman 2:56
13. "If You Go Away"   Brel, Rod McKuen 4:57

The original U.S. Smash label vinyl issue omitted "30 Century Man", replacing it with "Lights of Cincinnati", a UK non-LP single from the same period. This issue also featured a different cover design from the UK Philips release.


Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalogue
United Kingdom March 1969 (1969-03)[3] Philips LP SBL 7882
United States June 1969 (1969-06) Smash LP SRS 67121
UK June 22, 1992 (1992-06-22)[3] Fontana CD 510 881-2
UK June 5, 2000 (2000-06-05)[3] Fontana HDCD 510 881-2
US February 15, 2008 (2008-02-15)[4] 4 Men With Beards LP 4M151


Chart Position
UK Albums Chart[5] 3


  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ a b c "Release: Scott 3 - MusicBrainz". Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  4. ^ " Vinyl Records, Vinyl Record Reviews, News, Forum Vinyl reviews Audiophile vinyl The best site for vinyl records - UPDATE : Vinyl Lovers - New record label?". © 2010 Archived from the original on October 13, 2008. Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  5. ^ "Chart Stats - Scott Walker". Archived from the original on 2012-12-05. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 

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