Published Jul 06, 2012Outsider music icon Scott Walker has released just one proper album in the past 15 years, 2006's The Drift, and now that record is getting a well-deserved vinyl reissue. The double-LP set will arrive on Tuesday (July 10) through 4AD.
Judging by the ten-song tracklist and art that appears on online retailers like Insound and Music Record Shop, it appears that this is a straight-up repress and will not include any bonus material or revamped art. However, the package will come with a digital download of the The Drift.
The decidedly un-prolific Walker has been (relatively) busy as of late. He recently composed the music for a dance piece that premiered in England, and he's apparently been working on a new album too.
In the meantime, this reissue should help tide over fans who didn't pick up a copy the first time around, especially considering that original, now out-of-print vinyl copies of the The Drift have been known to fetch upwards of $200.
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