Scott Walker ‎– The Childhood Of A Leader

4AD ‎– CAD3620, 4AD ‎– CADD3620
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Clear


A1 Orchestral Tuning Up
A2 Opening
A3 Dream Sequence
A4 Village Walk
A5 Run
A6 Down The Stairs
A7 Up The Stairs
A8 The Letter
A9 Versailles
B1 Cutting Flowers
B2 Boy, Mirror, Cars Arriving
B3 Third Tantrum
B4 Printing Press
B5 On The Way To The Meeting
B6 The Meeting
B7 Post Meeting
B8 Finale
B9 New Dawn (Synth Layout For Cut Scene)

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Release comes with digital download insert.
Cover features embossed matte inlay surround to glossy cover photo. Comes with printed inner sleeve listing credits. No track listing on inner or outer sleeves.

Orchestra recorded at Angel Studios, London. Additional recording & mixing at Miloco-Westpoint Studios, London.

CAD3620: Catalog number as printed on artwork and the side A label.
CADD3620: Catalog number printed on barcode sticker on the shrink wrap.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (stickered on shrink wrap): 625637362008
  • Barcode (printed on cover): 652637362015
  • Matrix / Runout (runout groove side A): CAD 3620 A P + B MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (runout groove side B): CAD 3620 B MPO

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December 28, 2016
Thank you Secret Records but mine is clear vinyl, bought it last month in Nijmegen in Holland.
The score is great, dramatic strings, sinister sounds etc. But that is already a few years going on with Scott, listen to Bish Bosch or the Drift.
The sound is great too, very dynamic


September 19, 2016

I had my hopes very high when I read this on Boomkat: "It’s all too rare that we’re totally wowed by movie soundtracks nowadays - Mica Levi’s Under The Skin being the most recent, memorable example - but we can safely add The Childhood of a Leader to that small, sacred pile of works which operate perfectly well when separated from their visual analog.."
Unfortunately it's only the first track, "Opening" that delivers. The rest of the album is more or less so and so.
Far from Mica Levi’s outstanding music from Under The Skin, doesn't really deserve a comparison.
At least the clear wax version is noiseless.


September 17, 2016
Buyer beware, I work at a record store and the vinyl copies we got in have the "limited edition clear vinyl" hype sticker on them but all seem to have black vinyl inside. I'm guessing the clear copies were through the label and all store copies are black.


September 2, 2016

Is anyone else's copy warped? Mine has some pretty bad warping. Seems to sound okay still but it is a shame.