Scott WalkerBoy Child - The Best Of 1967 - 1970

Scott Walker - Boy Child - The Best Of 1967 - 1970 album cover
Label:Fontana – 389 083-9, UMC – 389 083-9
2 x Vinyl, LP, Record Store Day, Compilation, Limited Edition, Reissue, White
Style:Pop Rock, Baroque Pop


A1Montague Terrace (In Blue)
A2Such A Small Love
A3The Plague
A4Always Coming Back To You
A5The Amorous Humphrey Plugg
A6The Girls From The Streets
B1Plastic Palace People
B2The Bridge
B3It's Raining Today
B5Big Louise
B630 Century Man
C1We Came Through
C2The Seventh Seal
C3On Your Own Again
C4Angels Of Ashes
C5Boy Child
C6The Old Man's Back Again (Dedicated To The Neo-Stalinst Regime)
Written-ByAdy H. Semel*, Scott Walker
D2Little Things (That Keep Us Together)
Written-ByAdy H. Semel*, Scott Walker
D3Time Operator
Written-ByAdy H. Semel*, Scott Walker
D4Thanks For Chicago, Mr. James
Written-ByAdy H. Semel*, Scott Walker
D5The Rope And The Colt
Written ByHarold David
Written-ByAndré Hossein, Hal Shaper
D6Epilogue: The War Is Over
Written-ByAdy H. Semel*, Scott Walker



RSD 2022.
Gatefold cover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 602438908394
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1, stamped): 238119E1 1141700 3890839-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2, stamped): 238119E2 1141703 3890839-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 3, stamped): 238119E3 1141705 3890839-C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 4, stamped): 238119E4 1141709 3890839-D

Other Versions (5 of 9)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Boy Child (The Best Of 1967 - 1970) (LP, Compilation)Fontana842 832-1UK1990
New Submission
Boy Child (The Best Of 1967 - 1970) (Cassette, Compilation)Fontana, Fontana842 832-4, 842-832-4UK1990
Recently Edited
Boy Child (The Best Of 1967-1970) (CD, Compilation)Fontana842 832-2Europe1990
New Submission
Boy Child (The Best Of 1967-1970) (CD, Compilation)Fontana842 832-2Europe1990
Recently Edited
Boy Child: 67-70 (CD, HDCD, Compilation, Reissue, Remastered)Fontana542 705-2Europe2000



  • Iven_Dean_Michael's avatar
    Bought it twice, and had both times two times record one in there, I have no words left…
    • paul4003's avatar
      My copy is pretty good. A few pops and clicks but none of the other issues mentioned by others.
      • lotengo_encd's avatar
        One of the nicest editions I've ever seen. Lyrics for all songs, three heartfelt essays, awesome pictures... the additional tracks really make a difference and they've been perfectly sequenced. Sound quality is good too.
        • dregsinthecrowd's avatar
          Edited 10 months ago
          The reports of crackling and non-fill are accurate. My copy is mostly free of defects, but when they crop up, it's noticeable - this music has lots of dynamic shifts, and to hear a sudden occurrence of non-fill in a quiet section is particularly distracting. I think this kind of thing is only going to become more common as a still-tiny number of worldwide pressing plants remain slammed with orders.
          • MatthewGB's avatar
            This is not a matter of good or bad pressings it a sloppy pressing using an old remaster. The vinyl will clean up, it took three times in my ultrasonic cleaner to get it all out. Hiding behind it though is the masters used for the 1990 CD release, the compression is awful it takes all the character and warmth out the music. It’s pressed in France and most likely a gzmedia pressing who are quickly becoming the “Supercuts” that pops up in every shopping mall USA. The 1990 pressing is better slightly but neither are worth chasing down, buy Scott 1- 4 and if your feeling adventurous ‘til the band comes in’ instead.
            • DarthZoidberg's avatar
              Unfortunately I have to concur. While my copy is clean enough, with decent noise level, sound quality leaves a lot to be desired. A flat, harsh sounding record.
              • ferrarabrainpan's avatar
                I was prepared for the worst after reading the reviews here and elsewhere. Thankfully, I got a good copy, with both discs correctly pressed and labeled, and not a great deal of surface noise, and no non-fill that I can hear. There's a bit more background noise than I'd like, and the mastering is not as fine as the 2014 LP reissues of his solo records, but my copy is a keeper which I will play again. I've heard much worse pressings from contemporary LP releases, many that I've returned two or three times to try to get a decent sounding copy. Beautiful packaging, good song selection, but predictable track sequencing if you're familiar with the original albums as most of us are. This beats the other RSD title I bought this year which was a Nico LP with Side 2 pressed on both sides!
                • andy2476's avatar
                  As with all the other reviews this excellent comp is sadly let down by shocking quality. Girls from the streets has the worst no fill I have ever heard. The rest is alright but flat sounding and pretty unimpressive distorted high end and random pops and crackles. What a waste.
                  Update, multiple goes through my ultrasonic cleaner got rid of the noise problems but its still not a great sounding record. Probably ripped straight from a CD
                  • Alfomi96's avatar
                    Do not buy (unless you got a Crosley I guess...)! Sounds terrible with loads of noise as well as very sibilant vocals. Returning my copy.
                    • ptfm15's avatar
                      An unfortunate amount of surface noise, even after a wet clean. Really detracts from the music.
                      Scraping sounds, clicks & pops, the lot.
                      One can only hope for a decent pressing on black vinyl.
                      Seems a bit of a shame that so many fans wanted a good reissue of this comp only to be left somewhat perplexed by the quality, given the other good reissues from 2014 onwards.
                      Time will tell I suppose…


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