Scott Walker To Release Lyrics Book

Sundog is the first ever selection of Scott Walker’s lyrics, curated by the artist himself

Scott Walker has announced details of a new lyrics book called Sundog.

It is the first to be curated by the man himself, and will be published by Faber early next year. The book is separated into six parts: The 60s, Tilt, The Drift, Bish Bosch, Soused and New Songs.

The book comes with an introduction by Eimear McBride and will be made available in three editions – deluxe (100 copies), limited (300 copies) and standard.

"Walker’s work, as Joyce’s before it, is a complex synaesthesia of thought, feeling, the doings of the physical world and the weight of foreign objects slowly ground together down into diamond," says Eimear McBridge. "This is not art for the passive. It does not impart comfort or ease. Tempests will not be reconciled by the final bars and no one is going home any more."

The book will be released on January 11, and will be available to pre-order from December 15. You can find more here.

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