::'Til the Band Comes In


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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} 'Til the Band Comes In is the sixth studio album by the American solo artist Scott Walker. It was released in December 1970 but failed to chart. The title track backed with "Jean the Machine" was released in the Netherlands as the album's only single. The release is a loose concept album about the inhabitants of a tenement.

Walker wrote the songs for the album quickly while on a working holiday in Greece in September 1970.<ref name="Deep Shade of Blue"/> The album was recorded late that same year between September and November 1970<ref name="The Impossible Dream">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> with Walker's usual Philips studio team consisting of producer Johnny Franz, engineer Peter J. Olliff and Wally Stott and Peter Knight directing the musical arrangements. Receiving negative reviews the album was first released as an LP in December 1970. The album was deleted and was not available for over twenty-five years. The album was later reassessed much more favourably and was eventually reissued in the UK on CD by BGO Records in August 1996, with new liner notes. This new edition fell out of print before a second CD re-issue followed in 2008 by the US label Water Records. The album was re-issued again on 3 June 2013 as part of a 5-CD set entitled Scott - The Collection 1967-1970.<ref name="Minsker">Minsker, Evan. Scott Walker's First Five Albums To Be Reissued</ref>

The original liner notes were by Walker's then-manager Ady Semel with cover photography by Michael Joseph.

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