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15 May 2016

At Twilight [Les Disques du Crépuscule, 2016]

The Durutti Column - At Twilight

Digital download / stream: UK 06.05.16 (Les Disques du Crépuscule, FBN 10)

Tracklisting

1. Lips That Would Kiss (Form Prayers to Broken Stone)
2. Madeleine
3. Sleep Will Come
4. The Eye and The Hand
5. Experiment in Fifth
6. Piece for an Ideal
7. Party
8. For Patti
9. Weakness and Fever
10. Zinni
11. Favourite Painting
12. Piece for out of Tune Grande Piano
13. Danny
14. Enigma
15. The Beggar - Live
16. Detail for Annik
17. Mavucha
18. Hommage to Martinu
19. Portrait for Paul
20. Piece of out of Tune Grande Piano
21. Snowflakes
22. One Christmas for Your Thoughts

Notes

Digital-only (no cd version) compilation album released on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and other digital services in May 2016.

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30 March 2016

LC [Double vinyl LP + 7-inch single, FBN 10]

LC Double Vinyl plus 7-inch Single [FBN 10]

LP + 7-inch: UK 06.05.16 (Factory Benelux, FBN 10)

Tracklisting

LP 1

A1 - Sketch for Dawn (1)
A2 - Portrait for Frazier
A3 - Jaqueline
A4 - Messidor
A5 - Sketch for Dawn (2)

B1 - Never Known
B2 - The Act Committed
B3 - Detail for Paul
B4 - The Missing Boy
B5 - The Sweet Cheat Gone

LP 2

C1 - Danny
C2 - Enigma
C3 - Experiment in Fifth
C4 - Portrait for Frazier
C5 - Favourite Painting

D1 - For Mimi
D2 - For Belgian Friends
D3 - Self-Portrait
D4 - Zinnia

7-inch single

E1 - Sketch for Summer (live)
F1 - Requiem for a Father (version) (live)

Notes

LC, the classic second studio album by The Durutti Column from 1981 is released in a very special double vinyl edition on 6 May 2016 by Factory Benelux.

The original album is supplemented by 9 bonus tracks on the second record. These include the rare Sordide Sentimental single Danny/Enigma and the three Durutti tracks from A Factory Quartet.

The remastered 2LP set is housed in a gatefold sleeve printed on matt reverse board, with liner notes and archive images. The package also includes an exclusive 7-inch single featuring live versions of Sketch for Summer and Requiem for a Father, recorded at Leeds Polytechnic in October 1980. These are the earliest surviving professional live recordings of The Durutti Column in concert.

For ordering details please visit the Factory Benelux shop.

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06 February 2016

Amigos Em Portugal [LOTTA001]

The Durutti Column - Amigos Em Portugal (LOTTA001)

LP/CD: UK 24.01.16 (DURUTTI, LOTTA001)

Tracklisting

1
Amigos Em Portugal
Small Girl By A Pool
Lisboa
Sara E Tristana
Estoril A Noite
Vestido Amarratado

2
Wheels Turning
Lies Of Mercy
Saudade
Games Of Rhythm
Favourite Descending Intervals
To End With

Credits

DEDICATIONS FOR JACQUELINE
Music written and performed by Vini Reilly
Recorded and mixed in the Valentin de Carvalho Studios
by Tó Pinteiro da Silva & José Valverde
Published by Imagem Music
Copyright Control 2015
Originally released 1983
Digitally re-mastered 2015
LOTTA001
Design by Trevor Johnson & Sian Ford
www.durutti.co.uk
www.thedurutticolumn.com

Notes

Amigos em Portugal

Amigos em Portugal, foi editado em 1983 pela extinta Fundação Atlântica, uma editora criada por Amigos, um pouco ao estilo da Factory. Amigos esses que hoje, passados mais de trinta anos continuam as suas aventuras criativas, uns mais para a escrita e outros ainda na arte de fazer música em projetos como por exemplo os magníficos Madredeus.

Foi em 1988 que ouvi pela primeira vez a guitarra do Vini (no disco igualmente chamado Vini Reilly). Aquele som transportou-me para outros lugares e desde aí ficamos "Amigos".

O Phil Cleaver pediu-me para escrever umas linhas para a reedição de Amigos em Portugal e partilhar algumas curiosidades sobre o seu background. Em 2013, fui à procura de algumas respostas e fui descobrindo que Amigos em Portugal começa a ser pensado na visita dos Durutti Column em 1982 a Vilar de Mouros, um festival no Norte de Portugal. Tony Wilson era à data amigo do Miguel Esteves Cardoso que com alguns amigos deu início à Fundação Atlântica e convidou o Vini Reilly para gravar um disco. Segundo o Bruce, Vini foi até ao estúdio com a Francesca Wraith e gravou tudo muito rápido. Bruce não o acompanhou pois a sua mulher estava na altura doente.

O título da quarta música nasce quando Vini a mostra ao Miguel Esteves Cardoso e este diz que a melodia lhe trazia à lembrança as suas duas filhas... Sara e Tristana.

Por fim, falei com um dos Engenheiros de Som, o José Valverde que me confidenciou que a música dos Durutti Column era para eles algo de novo e que a gravação dos temas lhes deu algum trabalho, nomeadamente no apuramento da sonoridade e nas misturas finais.

Segundo José, o "Vini Reilly foi, em Paço de Arcos, pessoal afável, muito acessível na abordagem ao trabalho e ao que ele queria expressar. Calmo, introvertido e muito concentrado... é o que eu me lembro ainda".

Espero que gostem do disco,

Um Amigo, em Portugal
Luís Graça, Kingleer

Amigos em Portugal

Amigos em Portugal, was issued in 1983 by the now defunct Fundação Atlântica, a label created by Friends (Amigos), along the lines of Factory. Friends that today, more than thirty years later are still in their creative adventures, ones in writing and others still in the music scene with projects like the magnificent Madredeus.

It was in 1988 that I heard Vini’s guitar for the first time (on the ‘Vini Reilly’ record). That sound took me to other places and since then we have become... Amigos.

Phil Cleaver asked me to write some notes for the reissue of Amigos em Portugal and share some of the background about it. In 2013, I went looking for some answers and I've discovered that Amigos em Portugal starts in 1982 on a visit to Vilar de Mouros, a local festival in the north of Portugal. Tony Wilson was friend of Miguel Esteves Cardoso, one of the founders of Fundação Atlântica, who invited Durutti Column to record. So, as Bruce told me, Vini went to the studio with Francisca Wraith and recorded it very fast as he used to do it. Bruce didn’t go since his wife was ill at the time.

The fourth track title has particular story. One day, Vini played a track to Miguel Esteves Cardoso, who then told Vini that the sound reminded him of his two daughters... Sara and Tristana.

Finally, I've spoken to one of the sound engineers, José Valverde. He told me that Durutti Columns's sound was something new at the time for them and they had a hard job with most of the tracks, specifically to shape the sound and create the final mix. Vini – for José – was very easy going, calm and highly focused.

I hope you enjoy the record.

A Friend in Portugal
Luís Graça, Kingleer


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Live At The Venue [LOTTA002]

The Durutti Column - Live At The Venue [LOTTA002]

LP + CD: UK 24.01.16 (DURUTTI, LOTTA002)

Tracklisting

1
Party
Mother From Spain
Jacqueline
Conduct
Sketch For Summer
The Beggar

2
Never Known
The Missing Boy
Sigh Becomes A Scream
Self Portrait
Friends In Belgium

Credits

Live at The Venue London, 6 April 1982

Vini Reilly - Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Bruce Mitchell - Percussion

All songs written by Durutti Column
Published by Imagem Music
Copyright Control 2016

Originally released 1983
Digitally re-mastered 2015
LOTTA002
Design by Trevor Johnson & Sian Ford
www.thedurutticolumn.com
www.durutti.co.uk

Notes

To follow.

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05 December 2015

Various Artists - Ni D'Eve, Ni D'Adam [TWI 1235 CD]


The Durutti Column donates the track Detail for Annik (a previously unheard instrumental performed by Vini Reilly in 1980, now dedicated to the memory of Crépuscule and Factory Benelux co-founder Annik Honoré) to Ni D'Eve, Ni D'Adam, a compilation CD of fresh tracks by new and heritage artists to mark 35 years of Les Disques du Crépuscule which is released on 15 January 2016.

Curated by Michel Duval and James Nice, Ni d’Eve, Ni d’Adam gathers together recent songs and instrumentals from Durutti and other Crépuscule favourites such as Antena, Paul Haig, Anna Domino, Blaine L. Reininger, The Names and 23 Skidoo, as well as more recent collaborators Marnie, Marsheaux and Ultramarine. In addition the collection features new songs by guests including Clou, Wrangler, Spleen, Pascal Comelade and Les Panties, plus an acclaimed version of Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet by Gavin Bryars, performed by pianist Maxence Cyrin.

The CD is sleeved in a 6-panel matt board digipack with artwork by Clou and notes by Michel Duval.

Tracklisting

1. Marnie - The Hunter
2. Wrangler - Harder
3. Spleen ft. CocoRosie - Beautiful Smell
4. Deux Filles - Her New Master
5. Clou - May the Force Be With You
6. Les Panties - Diving
7. Blaine L. Reininger - Anstrigone
8. Maxence Cyrin - Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet
9. Marsheaux - Ghost/Hammer
10. Section 25 - Mirror
11. 23 Skidoo - Calypso
12. Ultramarine - Eye Contact
13. Antena - Le Spinner
14. Paul Haig - Four Dark Traps
15. Kid Montana + Anna Domino - The Last Love Song
16. The Names - My Angel of Death
17. Pascal Comelade - Despintura (a) Fonica
18. The Durutti Column - Detail for Annik

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14 November 2015

Ghosts of Christmas Past [TWI 158 CD]

Ghosts of Christmas Past (TWI 158 CD)
2CD: UK 30.11.15 (Les Disques du Crépuscule, TWI 158 30 CD)

Tracklisting

Disc 1

1. Section 25 - Jesus Sweetly Sleeps
2. Miranda Dali - Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
3. The Wake - Jesus From the Block
4. Marsheaux - We Met Bernard Sumner at a Christmas Party Last Night
5. Ultramarine - Winter Circle
6. Isolation Ward - Lamina Christus
7. Thick Pigeon - Jingle Bell Rock
8. Aztec Camera - Hot Club of Christ
9. Paul Haig - Scottish Christmas
10. B Music - Rocking Carol
11. Tuxedomoon - Weihnachtsrap
12. Virna Lindt - Festivo
13. Blaine L. Reininger - Jingle Hell
14. Blaine L. Reininger - Silent Blight
15. Blaine L. Reininger - Xmas Blooz
16. The Durutti Column - Snowflakes
17. Monks in the Snow - A Theme for This Special Evening

Disc 2

1. Hillcrest Club - Breakfast at Christmas
2. Paul Haig - Christiana
3. The Names - Tokyo Twilight
4. The Durutti Column - One Christmas For Your Thoughts
5. White Birds - Possessed By the Stars
6. The Swinging Buildings - Praying for a Cheaper Christmas
7. B Music - Ode to Joy
8. Antena - Noelle a Hawai
9. The Pale Fountains - Benoît’s Christmas
10. The French Impressionists - Santa Baby
11. Simon Topping - Peep Show International
12. Thick Pigeon - Silhouettes
13. Deux Filles - The Snow Falls and the Village Is Overflowing With Children
14. Mikado - Message de Noël
15. Winston Tong - The Twelve Days of Christmas
16. The Arcadians - Write Your Letter
17. Michael Nyman - Cream or Christians
18. Magazzini Criminali - Honolulu 25 dicembre 1990

Notes

Les Disques du Crépuscule presents an expanded edition of classic festive album Ghosts of Christmas Past, featuring favourites from the original 1981 and 1982 editions now joined by newer tracks by Crépuscule artists. It's released on 30 November 2015 as TWI 158 CD.

Sometimes witty, sometimes melancholic, the original version of Ghosts of Christmas Past in November 1981 featured exclusive contributions from luminaries such as Tuxedomoon, The Durutti Column, Paul Haig, Michael Nyman, Aztec Camera, Thick Pigeon and The Names. Subsequent editions in 1982 and 1986 added songs by Antena, Mikado, The French Impressionists, Pale Fountains and Winston Tong.

The two Durutti Column tracks are Snowflakes and One Christmas For Your Thoughts.

For this new double CD version in 2015 Crépuscule have now added more chantons noel by Blaine L. Reininger, Section 25, The Wake, Marsheaux, Deux Filles, Stanton Miranda, Virna Lindt, B Music and Ultramarine.

Festive cover art is by Jean-Francois Octave and the remastered 2CD package comes in a deluxe 6-panel digipack.

Available to buy direct from Les Disques du Crépuscule mail order.

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12 July 2015

Another Setting [FBN 30 CD]

Another Setting [Factory Benelux FBN 30 CD]
CD + Digital Download: UK 18.09.15 (Factory Benelux FBN 30 CD)

Tracklisting

1. Prayer
2. Response
3. Bordeaux
4. For a Western
5. The Beggar
6. Francesca
7. Smile in the Crowd
8. You've Heard It Before
9. Dream of a Child
10. Second Family
11. Spent Time
12. I Get Along Without You Very Well
13. Love Fading
14. For Noriko
15. Bordeaux (live at WOMAD
16. The Beggar (live at La Cigale)
17. Piece for Out of Tune Grande Piano

Notes

Factory Benelux presents a remastered CD edition of Another Setting, the third album by The Durutti Column originally issued as FACT 74 and FBN 30 in 1983.

The 11-track album is supplemented by bonus tracks including I Get Along Without You Very Well sung by Lindsay Reade from FAC 64, Love Fading and For Noriko from the Dedications for Japan 7" single, live tracks and more.

Another Setting is presented in a 6-panel digipak on matt white reverse board, replete with the original Mark Farrow artwork and Jackie Williams cover paintings.

This release is available on CD only in September 2015 and to pre-order now via factorybenelux.com.

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28 June 2014

Chronicle XL [Kooky Records, kookydisc 60]

Chronicle XL [Kooky Records, kookydisc 60]

2CD + Digital Download: UK 07.07.14 (Kooky website pre-release 23:59 BST 02.05.14) (Kooky Records kookydisc 60)

Tracklisting

Chronicle One

Fanfare
Embattled Heart And Battling
Synergetic
Poppy & Pancho
The Rest Of A Life
The Water Colour Class - Feat. Jill Taylor
Nine Years
Party
Mello
Mercy In The Cathedral
To Raise A Gentle Smile
Pancho And Poppy
Fanfare Reprise

Chronicle Two

Free From All The Chaos - Feat. Caoilfhionn Rose Birley
Electrostatic - Feat. Caoilfhionn Rose Birley
Follow - Feat. Caoilfhionn Rose Birley
Misery - Feat. Caoilfhionn Rose Birley
Big Bill Rance
Vin + The Tabla Bong Guitar
Martin Jackson Was Here
Dry On The Rocks
Running Bass For Sharrock
The Changes Go Up And The Changes Go Down
Good Work Vin And Keir
Juan Montero & The Drum

Booklet

Contains photographs taken by Vini over his life including friends, family, people he has worked with and Red Kites (Milvus milvus). Bruce Mitchell has provided a background to the project; how it came about, the brief and where it ended up in the form of an essay.

Certificate

Each copy comes with a foil blocked certificate

Map

Every copy will have a random map. It will be a small part of Manchester detailing a location linked to his life. There are six in total and the mail order ones only will have all six.

Bonus Material In a Digital Format

And there is plenty of it! The third compact disc wallet will house a special insert. This will supply the unique download code required to access:

Bonus Audio

Live tracks - from the last shows - unreleased

Music stems from A Paean to Wilson - mix your own version

Gigography

Mike Mitchell's extensive details of the band's live performances

Bonus Visuals

More unseen photographs from Vini's personal collection

Promotional Photos

Press and promotional images of the band from the 1980's to the present.

There Was A Boy...

Accounts from fans and admirers of the artist.

This will all be housed in a custom-made box covered in claret coloured fabric.


Notes

500 presale copies sold direct by Kooky came with a numbered badge (utilising Bembo font) and all six maps. Presale copies are sold out.

Chronicle was originally commissioned by The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester ahead of a special concert in April 2011. This new version builds on from that version.

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The Return of The Durutti Column [Peter Saville Limited Edition LP/7"/CD, FBN 14]


LP/7-inch/CD: UK 06.2014 (Factory Benelux FBN 114)

In association with Peter Saville, Factory Benelux produced a limited edition of 10 unique copies of the FBN 114 vinyl re-release. Each features a bespoke abrasive paper seated beneath the Factory logo die-cut on the outer cover. Each paper features a different colour or texture, so that no two copies are the same. The package also includes a 12" square certificate of authenticity signed by Peter Saville.

The certificate and the inner bag on which the abrasive paper is mounted are printed on white matt reverse board and match the die-cut outer sleeve. The package is further differentiated from the standard 2013 release in that the inner bag features no text or images, and there is no sticker on the re-sealable polythene bag.

The special Saville edition also includes a postcard with a colour portrait of Vini Reilly taken by Annik Honoré at Palatine Road in 1980. Purchasers also received a complimentary slipcased CD copy of The Return of the Durutti Column (FBN 114 CD). The price per copy was 200 GBP.

This special edition is now sold out but the 10 papers available were:

1. Black - fine grit
2. Black - medium grit
3. Black - coarse grit
4. Burgundy rust - fine grit
5. Burgundy - medium grit
6. Burgundy - coarse grit
7. Green - medium grit
8. Dark green - medium grit
9. Yellow - medium grit
10. Black - emery paper

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31 March 2014

The Return of the Durutti Column [CD, Factory Benelux]

'The Return of The Durutti Column' CD Factory Benelux edition

CD: UK 05.05.2014 (Factory Benelux FBN 114 CD)

Tracklisting

1. Sketch for Summer
2. Requiem for a Father
3. Katharine
4. Conduct
5. Beginning
6. Jazz
7. Sketch for Winter
8. Collette
9. In 'D'
10. Lips That Would Kiss
11. Madeleine
12. The First Aspect of the Same Thing
13. The Second Aspect of the Same Thing
14. Untitled
15. Jazz
16. Sketch for Winter
17. Collette
18. Beginning
19. In 'D'

Credits

All tracks written by Vini Reilly and produced by Martin Hannett. Thanks are due to Pete Crooks, bass, Philip 'Toby' Tomanov, drums, and Eric Random, rhythm box program on 2/6 and 2/7. Thanks also to Gammer for his melody, and Wilson, Rowbotham.

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Expanded Factory Benelux CD edition of the landmark debut album first issued by Factory Records in January 1980. As well as the 9 tracks featured on the first Factory pressing this 2014 edition includes the six 6 tracks which formed side two of the rare second pressing. Also included are the two Martin Hannett 'test card' flexi-disc tracks, and Madeleine and Lips That Would Kiss, both previously issued as a 12-inch single on Factory Benelux in October 1980.

The cover art restores the later Steve Horsfall jacket design issued by Factory, featuring three miniatures of paintings by Raoul Dufy. The booklet features period Durutti images by photographer Daniel Meadows, and extensive liner notes with quotes from Vini Reilly, Martin Hannett, Tony Wilson, Peter Saville, Daniel Meadows, John Brierley, Bruce Mitchell and members of Joy Division.

The album is available direct from Factory Benelux mailorder please!

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08 December 2013

The Return of the Durutti Column [LP, Factory Benelux]

The Return of the Durutti Column [LP, Factory Benelux]

The Return of the Durutti Column [LP, Factory Benelux]

LP: UK 03.12.2013 (Factory Benelux FBN 114)

Tracklisting

Side 1

1. Sketch for Summer
2. Requiem for a Father
3. Katharine
4. Conduct

Side 2

1. Beginning
2. Jazz
3. Sketch for Winter
4. Collette
5. In 'D'
6. Lips That Would Kiss
7. Madeleine

Side 3

1. The First Aspect of the Same Thing

Side 4

1. The Second Aspect of the Same Thing

Credits

All tracks written by Vini Reilly and produced by Martin Hannett.

Thanks are due to Pete Crooks, bass, Philip 'Toby' Tomanov, drums, and Eric Random, rhythm box program on 2/6 and 2/7. Thanks also to Gammer for his melody, and Wilson, Rowbotham, Reid and Debord for the sandpaper packaging concept. Die-cut based on a 1978 logo designed by Peter Saville. Portraits by Daniel Meadows.

Album with flexidisc first released in January 1980 on Factory Records (FACT 14).

Tracks 2/6 and 2/7 originally released in October 1980 as a 12" single on Factory Benelux (FAC BN 2).

Reviews

Paul Pledger / Flipside Flipside

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New Factory Benelux edition on 12" vinyl in a special sleeve with an 11-inch square sheet of coarse glasspaper seated in a recessed deboss. The back cover features period photographs by Daniel Meadows.

The original Hannett 'Test Card' flexi-disc has been converted to a regular non-flexi-disc black vinyl 7" single and this brings commensurately better sound quality.

There are two bonus tracks on the main album itself, 'Madeleine' and 'Lips That Would Kiss' which previously came out on an FBN single in 1980.

Liner notes feature quotes from Vini Reilly, Martin Hannett, Tony Wilson, Peter Saville, Daniel Meadows, John Brierley, Bruce Mitchell and members of Joy Division.

The album is available direct from Factory Benelux mailorder from the beginning of December, priced at 25.00 GBP including UK postage. EU please add 4.00 GBP for airmail post. Rest of the World add 6.00 GBP for airmail post. The album will be dispatched in strong cruciform mailer. All enquiries about the album release, postage, etc direct to Factory Benelux please!

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30 April 2013

A Paean To Wilson (2LP, Kooky Records)

The Durutti Column - A Paean to Wilson; Tony Wilson and Vini Reilly

PLEASE NOTE THIS ITEM IS NOW SOLD OUT.

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO BOUGHT A COPY ON RECORD STORE DAY OR ONLINE

2LP: UK 13.04.20 (Kooky Records, Kookydisc 35)
Download: UK 13.04.20 (Kooky Records) (via code redemption)

Tracklisting

One

I Or Are You Just A Technician
II Chant
III Quatro

Two

IV Requiem
V Stuki
VI Along Came Poppy

Three

VII Brother
VIII Duet With Piano
IX Darkness Here

Four

X Catos Revisited
XI The Truth
XII How Unbelievable

Download only: Heaven Sent (It Was Called Digital. It Was Heaven Sent) [Kookydisc 35]

1 Bruce
2 Keir
3 Neil
4 Mike
5 Alan
6 Anthony

Liner notes by Vini Reilly

A Paean to Wilson is part of a body of work which I started around the time that my friend, Tony Wilson died. Towards the end of his illness, I sent him an instrumental track and he loved it, so I decided that the right thing to do was carry on.

I was at the hospital when he died. We were very, very close. Afterwards, many things were done in his name. They were all about 'Mr Manchester', and about what Tony had done for music, art and literature. I didn't attend many of them. I'd just lost one of my closest friends and I had all the grief that you feel under such circumstances. Once I'd got my act together though, I decided to do something for myself and for Tony.

The Durutti Column was Tony Wilson's baby. We were the first act signed up to his Factory club night and the first band signed to Factory Records. Over the years we worked on many albums together and the one thing that Tony and I always argued about was that he thought that I should make music and write rather than sing.

After he died, I decided to make a body of work which did not have traditional song structures and which was concerned solely with the musical content. My only objective was to create some music that Tony would thoroughly approve of. I think I've done that and, if his spirit lives on - which I like to think that it does - I want him to know that this is for him. Vini Reilly

Credits

Musicians
Vini Reilly - Guitar, Piano
Bruce Mitchell - Drums, Marimba
Keir Stewart - Bass, Keyboards, Harmonica
Poppy Morgan - Piano
John Metcalfe - Viola
Tim Kellet - Trumpet

Ruby Morgan, Kate Williamson - Vocals

String arrangements by Ian Livingstone and Keir Stewart; performed by the Livingstone Chamber Ensemble. Recorded at Highfield Studios, Guildford, Surrey

Composed by Reilly, Stewart & Mitchell

Drums engineered by Seadna McPhail and recorded at Moolah Rouge, Manchester

Produced by Keir Stewart
Executive producer Bruce Mitchell

Mixed & mastered by Keir Stewart at Inch Studio, Manchester - www.inchstudio.com

The copyright in this recording is owned by Bruce Mitchell Productions

Photography by Stephen Wright
Sleeve by Trevor Johnson & Lynx Studio

Kookydisc 35

www.thedurutticolumn.com
www.kookydisc.co.uk

Manufactured in the EU

Notes

Double 180 gram vinyl edition produced in a limited edition of 497 copies for Record Store Day 2013 in the UK. Copies not sold in the shop subsequently offered by mail order to Kooky Records mailing list and other customers via thedurutticolumn.com and kookydisc.co.uk. Includes an envelope containing the Manchester International Festival programme and a large postcard featuring the original artwork.

Content of the album is the same as the CD version with the exception of a slightly different mastering overseen by Keir Stewart and the removal of the wind noise at the end (due to timing constraints).

The 'Heaven Sent' download tracks offered as CD2 in the original cd version (Kookydisc 29/2) are offered as a free download along with this vinyl edition and are exactly the same. Further bonus tracks were not offered but may subsequently be distributed by a means that remains to be determined.

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19 February 2013

Short Stories For Pauline [LTM, 2012]

Short Stories For Pauline [LTM, 2012]
CD: UK 24.09.12 (LTM, LTMCD 2508)

Tracklist

Short Stories For Pauline

1. At First Sight
2. Duet
3. College
4. Invitations
5. Destroy, She Said
6. Model
7. Journeys By Vespa
8. Take Some Time Out
9. A Silence
10. Mirror A
11. Cocktail
12. Telephone Call
13. Mirror B
14. A Room In Southport

Live In Bruxelles 13.8.1981

1. Sketch For Dawn (live)
2. Messidor (live)
3. Jacqueline (live)
4. Conduct (live)
5. Sketch For Summer (live)
6. Danny (live)
7. Stains (Useless Body) (live)
8. The Missing Boy (live)
9. Self Portrait/Version (live)
10. For Belgian Friends (live)
11. Interview

Notes

CD release for album released on limited edition vinyl LP by Factory Benelux (FBN 36). Packaged with free extra CD comprising Live in Bruxelles 13.8.1981 (LTMCD 2499).

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LTM presents the belated full release of Short Stories For Pauline, the legendary 'lost' fourth album by cult Manchester group The Durutti Column.

Originally recorded by Vini Reilly in Brussels for Factory Benelux in 1983, the 14 track album features several exquisite pieces including College, A Room In Southport and, most notably, Duet. Recorded with Tuxedomoon viola player Blaine L. Reininger, this poignant instrumental proved -ironically- to be the downfall of the album, after Factory director (and Durutti manager) Tony Wilson insisted that Duet form the basis of an entire neo-classical album. As a result, Duet became Without Mercy in 1984, and Short Stories For Pauline was shelved.

Although individual tracks have appeared on several compilations, notably highbrow Crépuscule collection Hommage A Marguerite Duras, this is the first time the original 'FBN 36' album has appeared in its entirety. With new artwork prepared with the help of Crépuscule designer Benoît Hennebert, this set comes with Live In Bruxelles 13.8.1981 (originally release as LTMCD 2499) as a bonus CD.

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LC (Factory Benelux, 2013)

LC (Factory Benelux, 2013)
CD: BE/UK 11.02.2013 (Factory Benelux/LTM, FBN 10 CD)

Tracklisting

Disc one

1. Sketch for Dawn (1)
2. Portrait for Frazier
3. Jaqueline
4. Messidor
5. Sketch for Dawn (2)
6. Never Known
7. The Act Committed
8. Detail for Paul
9. The Missing Boy
10. The Sweet Cheat Gone
11. Danny
12. Enigma
13. For Mimi
14. For Belgian Friends
15. Self-Portrait
16. Favourite Painting
17. Zinni

Disc two

1. Mavuchka
2. Experiment in Fifth
3. Portrait for Paul
4. The Act Committed
5. Portrait for Frazier
6. Never Known
7. Untitled LC Demo
8. For Patti
9. Weakness and Fever
10. The Eye and the Hand
11. Party
12. One Christmas for Your Thoughts
13. Homage to Martinů
14. Sleep Will Come
15. Piece for an Ideal
16. Piece of Out of Tune Grand Piano

Notes

Factory Benelux presents an expanded double disc edition of LC, the second studio set by cult Manchester ensemble The Durutti Column, originally issued in 1981 and ranked among Vini Reilly’s finest albums.

After recording debut album The Return of the Durutti Column with producer Martin Hannett in 1979, virtuoso guitarist Vini Reilly purchased a TEAC four-track recorder from Bill Nelson and set about producing his own material. These evocative, highly atmospheric demos were perfected by Reilly at Graveyard Studios with co-producer Stuart Pickering, with additional drums and percussion from Bruce Mitchell, who has partnered Reilly ever since. Originally released by Factory Records in November 1981, LC is a key album in a body of work described by David Stubbs of Uncut magazine as "unique in rock, with Reilly's scampering, watercolour guitar style building a tentative bridge between post-punk and the chamber sketches of Debussy and Ravel."

On this expanded Factory Benelux the original ten tracks are supplemented by no less than 23 bonus cuts, including rare Sordide Sentimental single Danny/Enigma, 12" EP Deux Triangles, and the three tracks Reilly contributed to A Factory Quartet in 1980, his last recordings with Hannett and featuring Donald Johnson of A Certain Ratio on drums. The remastered double disc set also includes a clutch of scarce Crépuscule compilation album tracks, and demo versions of LC tracks, including a full length version of Detail for Paul.

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14 February 2013

LC (1972 label, 2013)

LC (1972 label, 2013)

CD: US 02.2013 (1972 / Revolver, IF51)

Tracklisting

1. Sketch for Dawn (1)
2. Portrait for Frazer
3. Jacqueline
4. Messidor
5. Sketch for Dawn (2)
6. Never Known
7. The Act Committed
8. Detail for Paul
9. The Missing Boy
10. The Sweet Cheat Gone

Notes

Production: Vini Reilly and Stuart Pickering
Design: Les Thompson

2013 CD re-release on the American 1972 label. Release notes state: "Vini Reilly's masterpiece, originally released in 1981. Includes Ian Curtis tribute "The Missing Boy". First-ever domestic (i.e. USA) CD release. No export."

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The Return of The Durutti Column [1972 label, 2013]

The Return of The Durutti Column
CD: US 02.2013 (1972 / Revolver USA, IF50)

Tracklisting

Sketch For Summer
Requiem For A Father
Katharine
Conduct
Beginning
Jazz
Sketch For Winter
Collette
In "D"

Original credits

The Durutti Column is Vini Reilly on guitar and Martin Hannett on switches
Recorded at Cargo, Rochdale
Mixed at Strawberry, Stockport
Engineers Chris Nagle and John Brierley
33 1/3 rpm
Published by Movement of 24th January Music
A Factory Records Product
(P) © 1979

Notes

Release notes state: "Reissue of classic debut album, originally released in 1980. First-ever domestic (i.e. USA) CD release. Produced by Martin Hannett (Joy Division, Magazine, A Certain Ratio, New Order). No export."

Production: Martin Hannett
Paintings by Dufy (Black sleeve reissue)

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28 April 2012

FBN 36 Short Stories For Pauline

FBN 36 Short Stories For Pauline

FBN 36 Short Stories For Pauline
LP/with Digital Download: UK 18.06.12 (Factory Benelux FBN 36)

Tracklisting

1. At First Sight
2. Duet
3. College
4. Invitations
5. Destroy, She Said
6. Model
7. Journeys by Vespa
8. Take Some Time Out
9. A Silence
10. Mirror A
11. Cocktail
12. Telephone Call
13. Mirror B
14. A Room In Southport

Credits

Personnel

Vini Reilly - guitar, vocals
Blaine L. Reininger - viola
Alain Lefebvre - drums
Anne van den Troost - harp
Eric Sleichim - saxophone
Pauline - backing vocals

Recorded at Daylight Studio, Brussels, 1983
Produced by Vini Reilly
Engineered by Marc François
Photography by Paul Coerten

Merci à Michel, Benoit et Bruce
2012 edition
M24J/LTM
FBN36

Notes

Belated release for the aborted Factory Benelux album. Limited edition of 1000 copies vinyl with free digital download. Original FBN 36 catalogue number has been assigned.

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13 November 2011

Fac. Dance

Fac. Dance
2CD/2LP/Digital download: US (Strut Records, Strut 087)

Tracklisting (Durutti Column only)

Madeleine
For Belgian Friends (Valuable Passages version)

Notes

From Strut Records: For 'Fac. Dance' we decided to focus on some of the label's early output, narrowing in on some key dance floor cuts that comprise some of our favorite 12 inches and late night classics. We were lucky enough to have involvement from some of the label's key participants, including iconic designer and cover artist Peter Saville. Our friend Bill Brewster of DJHistory.com assembled the compilation and contributes the liner notes.

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21 April 2011

Chronicle

Chronicle
CDR: UK 30.04.11 (Kooky Records kookydisc 34)

Tracklisting

01 Fanfare
02 Synergetic
03 Wild Beast Tamed*
04 Ananda
05 Accord
06 Time To Lift
07 Anguish of the Text Message
08 What Is It Worth
09 Someone Got Away
10 Jeeves and Wooster
11 Friends
12 Emptyness
13 No More Close To Me
14 Resolution

Music & Photography
Vini Reilly / Design TJ & HM
thedurutticolumn.com

* - credited on artwork but not on album due to being withdrawn at 11th hour

Limited edition initial copies were only available with a ticket at The Durutti Column's concert at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester on Saturday 30 April 2011. Currently not on sale.

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21 February 2011

Vini Reilly [Kooky Records, 2011]

Vini Reilly (Kooky Records kookydisc 30/1 & 30/2)
Vini Reilly
CD: UK 17.01.11 (Kooky Records kookydisc 30/1 & 30/2)

Tracklisting (Kookydisc 30/1)

1. Love no more
2. Pol in G
3. Opera I
4. People's Pleasure Park
5. Red Square
6. Finding The Sea
7. Otis
8. William B
9. They Work Every Day
10. Opera II
11. Homage to Catalonea
12. Requiem Again
13. My Country

Tracklisting (Kookydisc 30/2)

1. Opera Two Demo
2. Finding The Sea - One
3. PPP Demo
4. Juan Montero Sketch One
5. Sample Tune
6. Finding The Sea - Two
7. Juan Montero Sketch Two
8. William B Demo
9. Sketches on Stratocaster

Credits

Bruce Mitchell – drums
Andy Connell – keyboards on 5,7 & 12
John Metcalfe – viola on 6
Rob Gray – voice on 9
Sola – voice on 4 & 6
Pol – voice on 7

Pre-production by Paul Miller
Production by Vini Reilly & Stephen Street
Engineered by Stephen Street & Nick Garside
Remastered by Keir Stewart at Inch Studios from the original 6” tape

Thanks to
Keir Stewart for remastering
Vini Reilly for the TDK demos
Dame Joan Sutherland

Published by the Movement of 24th January

Cover photograph by Mark Warner
Design by Trevor Johnson

Manufactured in the UK
All rights reserved

www.thedurutticolumn.com
www.kookydisc.co.uk

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Available to buy now with Paypal (only) direct from Kooky Records. 2CD only.

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02 August 2010

LC [4 Men With Beards, 2010]

LC; 4 Men With Beards 2010 reissue

LC; 4 Men With Beards 2010 reissue

LC; 4 Men With Beards 2010 reissue

LC; 4 Men With Beards 2010 reissue

LC; 4 Men With Beards 2010 reissueLP: US 21.06.10 (4 Men With Beards, 4M522LP)


Tracklisting

Side 1

1. Sketch for Dawn (1)
2. Portrait for Frazer
3. Jacqueline
4. Messidor
5. Sketch for Dawn (2)

Side 2

1. Never Known
2. The Act Committed
3. Detail for Paul
4. The Missing Boy
5. The Sweet Cheat Gone

Credits

© 2010 Runt LLC
(P) 1981 & 2010 Factory Once/London Records 90 Ltd.
Produced under license from Factory Once/London Records 90 Ltd.
Manufactured by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. Made in the U.S.A.

Notes

180 gram vinyl reissue of the debut album LC. Issued in a reproduction of the original sleeve (stickered in the top right-hand corner) with a plain white internal sleeve.

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26 July 2010

The Return of the Durutti Column [4 Men With Beards, 2010]

The Return of the Durutti Column; 4 Men With Beards 2010 reissue

The Return of the Durutti Column; 4 Men With Beards 2010 reissue

The Return of the Durutti Column; 4 Men With Beards 2010 reissue

The Return of the Durutti Column; 4 Men With Beards 2010 reissue
LP: US 21.06.10 (4 Men With Beards, 4M521LP)

Tracklisting

Side A

1. Sketch For Summer
2. Requiem For A Father
3. Katherine
4. Conduct

Side B

1. Beginning
2. Jazz
3. Sketch For Winter
4. Collette
5. In 'D'

Notes

180 gram vinyl reissue of the debut album The Return of the Durutti Column. Issued in a reproduction of the black cover (stickered in the top right-hand corner) with a plain white internal sleeve.

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11 July 2010

Scream City SC5.1 CDR

Scream City SC5.1 CDR
CDR: UK 28.06.10

Tracklisting

Untitled Guitar Piece 1989 [1.46]

Notes

Free 10-track compilation CDR featuring live/rare/unreleased material by Section 25, Ike Yard, Thick Pigeon, The Names, The Wake, The Durutti Column, The Distractions, Biting Tongues, Shark Vegas and Fidelity Kastrow & Spartak (produced & remixed by Mark Reeder) given away free with Scream City fanzine in June 2010. The CDR was a strictly limited edition of 160 copies and is sold out.

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07 May 2010

Auteur Labels - Factory Records 1987

CD: UK 12.07.10 (LTM, LTMCD 2555)

Tracklisting

Catos Con Guantes 8:38

Notes

A collection of releases on Factory Records from 1987 in the ongoing Auteur Labels series. Released 12 July 2010. Available from LTM Mail Order.

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21 April 2010

Factory Records: Communications 1978-92 10" sampler

Factory Records: Communications 1978-92 10

Factory Records: Communications 1978-92 10

10": UK 17.04.10 (Warner, 5186592487)

Tracklisting

Sketch for Summer

Notes

One-off 10" single featuring tracks taken from the 4CD box set released in 2009, specially produced for and released on Record Store Day 2010 [Saturday 17 April 2010]. The 4-track 10" single also includes Transmission by Joy Division, Ceremony (Original Version) by New Order, and Hallelujah (Club Mix) by Happy Mondays.

Imagery to follow.

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16 September 2009

A Paean To Wilson (2CD)

The Durutti Column - A Paean to Wilson; Tony Wilson and Vini Reilly

Buy it Now with Paypal (only) direct from Kooky

2CD edition

UK (Standard) - GBP 13.50 inc p+p
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CD: UK 09.10.09 (Kooky Records, Kookydisc 29/1 & 29/2)
Download: UK 25.01.10 (Kooky Records)

Tracklisting

Disc one – A Paean To Wilson [Kookydisc 29/1]

Movement

I Or Are You Just A Technician
II Chant
III Quatro
IV Requiem
V Stuki
VI Along Came Poppy
VII Brother
VIII Duet With Piano
IX Darkness Here
X Catos Revisited
XI The Truth
XII How Unbelievable

Bonus Disc: Heaven Sent (It Was Called Digital. It Was Heaven Sent) [Kookydisc 29/2]

1 Bruce
2 Keir
3 Neil
4 Mike
5 Alan
6 Anthony

Liner notes by Vini Reilly

A Paean to Wilson is part of a body of work which I started around the time that my friend, Tony Wilson died. Towards the end of his illness, I sent him an instrumental track and he loved it, so I decided that the right thing to do was carry on.

I was at the hospital when he died. We were very, very close. Afterwards, many things were done in his name. They were all about 'Mr Manchester', and about what Tony had done for music, art and literature. I didn't attend many of them. I'd just lost one of my closest friends and I had all the grief that you feel under such circumstances. Once I'd got my act together though, I decided to do something for myself and for Tony.

The Durutti Column was Tony Wilson's baby. We were the first act signed up to his Factory club night and the first band signed to Factory Records. Over the years we worked on many albums together and the one thing that Tony and I always argued about was that he thought that I should make music and write rather than sing.

After he died, I decided to make a body of work which did not have traditional song structures and which was concerned solely with the musical content. My only objective was to create some music that Tony would thoroughly approve of. I think I've done that and, if his spirit lives on - which I like to think that it does - I want him to know that this is for him. Vini Reilly

Musicians

Vini Reilly - Guitar, Piano
Bruce Mitchell - Drums, Marimba
Keir Stewart - Bass, Keyboards, Harmonica
Poppy Morgan - Piano
John Metcalfe - Viola
Tim Kellet - Trumpet
Ruby Morgan, Kate Williamson - Vocals

Composed by Reilly, Stewart & Mitchell

String arrangements by Ian Livingstone and Keir Stewart

Performed by the Livingstone Chamber Ensemble. Recorded at Highfield Studios, Guildford, Surrey

Drums recorded at Moolah Rouge and engineered by Seadna McPhail

Produced by Keir Stewart
Executive producer Bruce Mitchell

Mixed & mastered by Keir Stewart at Inch Studio Manchester. www.inchstudio.com

Thanks to:

Howard Sharrock
Alex Poots
Simon Mellor
The Kooky Gang
Phil Cleaver
Alex McMurtrie

Thanks to the Brothers McLeod. Hats off to Colin and Norman for building the best studio in Manchester - Moolah Rouge. Colin Adshead & the amazing 5003D mic amp and being patient with Keir's gear-tweak OCD, Dave Lunt for the Quad Valve Pre and instrument care. Daniel Courville in Canada for the ambisonic plugins.

Thanks to Bruce to all his family, all my family and all Morgans everywhere. Also thanks to Michael Pitrik for hair, Laurie Laptop, Alan Erasmus, Oli Wilson and all Tony's dear ones, Les Thompson, Mark Broscombe, Phil and Emma, John 'Cerysmatic' Cooper, Mark Prendergast, Gwyn and Pip and their beautiful family, and Hugh and Amanda Williamson.

Also to the Birmingham Three and all our supporters around the world! Special thanks to Bruce Mitchell for keeping me alive and Poppy Morgan for keeping me happy. Vini

Cover photograph by Stephen Wright
Other photographs by Ben Kelly, Dave John Norton, Poppy Morgan
Designed by Trevor Johnson & Haider Muhdi

5 024545 570328

Manufactured in the United Kingdom
P & © Imagen Music 2009
All rights reserved. Kookydisc 29/1 & 29/2

www.thedurutticolumn.com
www.kookydisc.co.uk

Reviews

A beautiful and entirely fitting eulogy

Tony Wilson always wanted Vini Reilly to make music. Reilly’s The Durutti Column were Mr. Manchester’s favourite band, and the first to sign to Factory Records - which ensures that 'A Paean To Wilson' is a deeply personal collection of songs, as Reilly grieves for the loss of his close friend. Be it the delicate Spanish guitar on ‘Quatro’, the lonely trumpet on ‘Along Came Poppy’ or the poignant Marvin Gaye sample (“Brother, brother / There’s too many of us dying”) on ‘Brother’, Reilly’s exquisite instrumentation conveys both an intense sadness and a celebratory joy.

'Paean To Wilson' is a requiem for the bond of eternal friendship, and a beautiful, and entirely fitting, eulogy.

8/10, John Freeman, ClashMusic.com

Wordless homage to late Factory Records chief

Vini Reilly's Durutti Column were the first band Tony Wilson ever signed to Factory Records, back in early 1978. Their bond was such that, when Wilson was ill in hospital, Reilly sent him new instrumentals to listen to and was at his bedside when he died. This rich and contemplative record is the fruition of that, forsaking traditional song structure for nagging loops, ambient flurries of guitar notes (spilling over into Spanish flamenco on "Quatro"), highly rhythmic percussion and strobing feedback. John Metcalfe's viola, particularly, is mood-perfect. It all ends with Wilson's damning verdict on New Labour. Ever the last word.

****, Rob Hughes, UNCUT 153, Feb 2010

Instrumental tribute to late Factory Records boss

"Championed by Tony Wilson for almost 30 years and present in hospital when the former Factory boss died in 2007, this is Vini Reilly of The Durutti Column's double-CD tribute to his friend and mentor. A sprawling, instrumental affair, it's also boldly eclectic, mixing the delicate acoustic pickings of Catos Revisited with the brooding guitar noise of Requiem and the Marvin Gaye-sampling Brother and The Truth, via new age, ambient textures and beautiful piano piece Anthony [actually on the bonus CD, 2005's Heaven Sent (It Was Called Digital. It Was Heaven Sent), Ed.]. Clocking in at 100 minutes, it might have benefited from some pruning, but this still makes for a fine tribute."

***, Phil Mongredien, Q

Notes

The album went on sale initially at the sold out Beyond The Loop concert at Kings Place in London on Friday 9 October 2009 priced GBP 15.00 [cash only].

The album went on internet presale in limited quantities via the Buy It Now Button for 15.00 GBP from 1-27 November 2009. It is now on general release as of 24 January 2010 and was sold at the gig at the Lowry in Salford on the same day.

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12 September 2009

The Durutti Column 2001-2009

The Durutti Column 2001-2009
5CD: UK 02.11.09 (Artful/Fullfill)*

Tracklisting

Disc one

Rebellion

4 Sophia
Longsight Romance
Geh Cak Af En Yam
The Fields Of Athenry
Overlord Part One
Falling
Voluntary Arrangement
Mello Part One
Mello Part Two
Protest Song
Meschugana
Everyone Loves Papa (XFM Session)
Teresa (XFM Session)

Disc two

Someone Else's Party

Love is a friend
Spanish lament
Somewhere
Somebody's party
Requiem for my mother
Remember
Vigil
Blue
No more hurt
Spasmic fairy
American view
Drinking time
Woman
Goodbye
Creole (XFM Session)
Spasmic Fairy (XFM Session)

Disc three

Keep Breathing

Nina
Its Wonderful
Maggie
Helen
Neil
Big Hole
Let Me Tell You Something
Lunch
Gun
Tuesday
Agnus Dei
Waiting

Disc four

Idiot Savants

Better Must Come
Interleukin 2 (for anthony)
Please Let Me Sleep
2 Times Nice
No Last Surprise
Gathering Dust
Whisper To The Wind
That Blows My Name Away (for rachel)

Disc five

Love In The Time of Recession

In Memory Of Anthony
Rant
More Rainbows
I'm Alive
For Bruce
Painting
Wild Beast Tamed
Rainbow Maker
My Poppy
Loser
Lock-Down
The Secret Between The Blade And Me
Duet For Piano And Guitar
Everybody's Laughing (I Don't Care)

Credits

To follow

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5CD box set of the albums released on Artful/Fullfill during the period 2001-2009. Includes art prints of the individual covers. Individual discs contain bonus tracks originally only available on the Japanese versions of the original albums. The 6th disc which was originally thought to contain all the bonus tracks doesn't exist.

Available to from Townsend Records.

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15 July 2009

Four Factory Records

Four Factory Records; front cover detail
Four Factory Records
Tracklisting

Disc one

The Return of The Durutti Column

Disc Two

LC

Disc Three

Another Setting

Disc Four

Without Mercy

Live Bonus Disc

Messidor - Night Moves, Glasgow 19/02/82
Party - Night Moves, Glasgow 19/02/82
Danny - Night Moves, Glasgow 19/02/82
Mercy Theme - London School of Economics 14/12/84
Mercy Dance - London School of Economics 14/12/84
Prayer - London School of Economics 14/12/84
The Beggar - London School of Economics 14/12/84
The Missing Boy - London School of Economics 14/12/84
For Belgian Friends - Brighton Zap Club 15/12/84
Self Portrait - Brighton Zap Club 15/12/84
Sketch for Summer - Brighton Zap Club 15/12/84

Demo/Studio Bonus Disc

Intervals - Home recording 1978
Katherine - Home recording 1978
Untitled - Home recording 1978
Conduct - Home recording 1978
In D - Issued on second pressing of Return of
The Act Commited - Graveyard Studio demo LC
Portrait for Frazier - Graveyard Studio demo LC
Detail for Paul - Graveyard Studio demo LC
Never Known - Graveyard Studio demo LC
Experiment in Fifth - Graveyard Studio demo LC
Untitled LC demo - Graveyard Studio demo LC
Never Known - Four Track home demo
Mavuchka - released in place of Messidor in some territories on LC

Credits

Albums re-mastered from the original tapes by Keir Stewart.

RETURN OF THE DURUTTI COLUMN All songs written by Vini Reilly. Produced by Martin Hannett. Recorded at Cargo, Rochdale. Engineered by John Brierley. Mixed at Strawberry Studios, Stockport.



LC All songs written by Vini Reilly. Produced by Vini Reilly and Stewart Pickering. Recorded and Mixed at Graveyard Studios, Prestwich. Engineered by Stewart Pickering.

ANOTHER SETTING All songs written by Vini Reilly. Recorded and mixed at Strawberry Studios, Stockport. Engineered by Chris Nagle.

WITHOUT MERCY All songs written by Vini Reilly. Produced by Anthony Wilson and Michael Johnson. Recorded at Strawberry Studios, Stockport. Engineered by Michael Johnson; assisted by Tim Dewey and Nigel Beverley. Mixed at Britannia Row, London.

DEMOS / STUDIO All songs written by Vini Reilly. Compiled and mastered from studio and home demos at Far Heath Studios by Angus Wallace and at Kooky by Phil Cleaver. Thanks to Mike Mitchell.

LIVE All songs written by Vini Reilly. Compiled and mastered from original cassette mixing desk dates at Kooky by Phil Cleaver. Special thanks to Bruce Mitchell for the source material.

Liner notes written, and interviews conducted, by John Cooper. Archival album photography by Carsten Fleck. Designed by Steven Hankinson. / Kooky acknowledgements: Special thanks to Bryn, Iain, John and Simon (the 'kooky thinktank'); Bruce Mitchell and Mike Mitchell for the live and demo material; Oli Wilson for assistance in providing the original masters; Emma and Alison. Extra special thanks to John Cooper, John Cox, Darren Crawford, Steven Hankinson and Kerry Wadsworth for making this happen very well very quickly.

Vini Reilly acknowledgements: Thank you for keeping the ship afloat Mr Bruce Mitchell Esq. (The Gonzo Drum Master), Mr Keir Stewart for enabling Vini to record and producing beyond the call of duty, Brosci (the 5th member of The Durutti Column), all of Bruce's family, all of my family, all of Poppy's family (contributions from Kate and Ruby), Michael Pitrick for hairstyle, Phil Cleaver and Emma, Alex McMurtrie, John Cooper, Gary at Sounds Great, Damian my doctor, Joanne Ingleby (dental care), my harvest mouse (Sa Ding Ding), Mr Anthony H Wilson and extended family, Alan Erasmus, Les Thompson (and Jill), Laurie Laptop, Mark Prendergast (for forthcoming book), John Lennard and Savanna, Howard Sharrock (the great entrepreneur and friend) and Bruce Mitchell most of all - my best friend and the most superb drummer on the planet.

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SOLD OUT

A 6-CD limited edition box set on Kooky Records entitled 'Four Factory Records'.

Includes a package of interviews with the key protagonists from the period including Vini Reilly, Bruce Mitchell, John Metcalfe, Keir Stewart and Tim Kellett.

Advance copies were sold at the Manchester International Festival shows 15-17 July 2009. It was then be available in all good record shops (actual and virtual) and direct from Kooky from August 2009. All sets include the two bonus discs.

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07 May 2009

Auteur Labels: Factory Records: 1984


Auteur Labels: Factory Records 1984
CD: UK 01.06.09 (LTM, LTMCD 2534)

Tracklisting

Duet (Without Mercy) 2:29

Notes

From LTM:

"Founded in late 1978, early Factory releases were guided by the five original directors: Tony Wilson, Alan Erasmus, Peter Saville, Martin Hannett and Rob Gretton. By 1984 Hannett had departed, and many Factory singles were produced by all four members of New Order under the generic name Be Music. These reflected the influence of New York dance and electro music, though the label's Haçienda nightclub was not yet a conspicuous success. Meanwhile the artier side of Factory remained evident in records by The Durutti Column and Kalima, and pop/rock in The Wake, Stockholm Monsters - and New Order themselves."

"The 77 minute remastered CD features several rare edits and tracks, detailed liner notes by James Nice, and archive images."

Available now from LTM Mail Order.

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04 May 2009

Love in the Time of Recession

Love in the Time of Recession
Love in the Time of Recession

Love in the Time of Recession; Japanese edition on Imperial Records
Love in the Time of Recession; Japanese edition on Imperial Records
Download: UK 01.09 (Artful/Fullfill)*
CD: UK 02.03.09 (Artful/Fullfill, ARTFULCD64) **
CD: JP 24.06.09 (Imperial Records Japan, TECI-25558) ***

Tracklisting

1. In Memory of Anthony
2. Rant*
3. More Rainbows
4. I'm Alive
5. For Bruce
6. Painting
7. Wild Beast Tamed
8. Rainbow Maker
9. My Poppy
10. Loser
11. Lock-Down
12. The Secret Between The Blade And Me ***
13. Duet For Piano And Guitar ***
14. Everybody's Laughing (I Don't Care). ***

* - Rant available for immediate download to those who pre-ordered the album via Townsend Records

** - Official release date brought forward from 20.04.09. Available on eBay pre-sale from 4 February 2009 via the Fullfill eBay Store.

*** - Bonus tracks on Japanese edition

Credits

Written and played by Vini Reilly, with drums and percussion from the Guru himself, Bruce Mitchell, keyboards by Keir Stewart and piano by Poppy.

1. Trumpet and percussion by Tim at Blueprint Studio
2. Co-written and produced by Keir Stewart at "Inch" Studio
3. Produced by KC and Laurie Laptop
4. Co-written and performed by Poppy Morgan
7. Produced by Laurie Laptop
9. Co-written and performed by Poppy Morgan
10. Co-written and performed by Poppy Morgan
11. Co-written and drumming by Bruce Mitchell. Co-written and produced by Keir Stewart at "Inch"

Notes

Cover photo features (l-r) Bruce Mitchell, Mark Broscombe, Vini Reilly, Poppy Morgan, Tim Thomas, Keir Stewart and Laurie Laptop.

The album opens with the 'In Memory of Anthony' which is inspired by Reilly's long friendship with Factory Records impresario, Tony Wilson who died in 2007. 'He always encouraged me to follow my instincts,' says Reilly. 'And that's still how I work. All the new songs are a very true reflection of my life and that's all I want any album to be.'

'Wild Beast Tamed' is one of several tracks co-written with Reilly's girlfriend, Poppy Morgan who also partly inspired the title of the album (a romantic nod to Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novel, Love In The Time Of Cholera).

However, Reilly's long-term friendships with Bruce Mitchell (himself the subject of an instrumental tribute, 'For Bruce'), Keir Stewart and Laurie Laptop were just as important in making the album possible. 'Without all of them I don't know how I would be able to carry on, on any level,' explains Reilly. 'And as musicians there's no one else I would rather work with.'

According to Vini Reilly, the "KC" who co-produced track 3 is an old hippy-type guy who has a rather ramshackle home studio.

Notes on the Japanese edition

According to Tower Records Japan, the Japanese title of Love in the Time of Recession is "Seihitsunaru Gekijyou". This is not strictly a literal translation of the English language title.

Seihitsu [naru] = Peaceful (or Peace and calm) ["naru" is a kind of a verb]
Gekijyou = Passion

So, the meaning of the Japanese title is really "Peaceful Passion". However, Japanese fans (or general listeners not familiar with The Durutti Column) may love this title, recession or not.

A handwritten message from Vini Reilly in the Japanese edition booklet reads "To all our Japanese friends, thank you for being so loyal and patient with us and for continuing to listen to our music. We hope to visit Japan again soon - beautiful country, beautiful people. Love from Vini. X.

Extra special thanks to Telle for Japanese notes.

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05 December 2008

Factory Records: Communications 1978-1992

Factory Records: Communications 1978-1992
Factory Records: Communications 1978-1992

Factory Records: Communications 1978-1992
Factory Records: Communications 1978-1992 [promo disc one front cover detail]
Download: UK 12.08 (Rhino)
4CD: UK 19.01.09 (Rhino)

Tracklisting

Sketch For Summer [2:57]
Messidor [2:31]
A Little Mercy (Duet) [2:33]
Otis [4:17]*
Home [5:39]

[all MP3, 256 kbps]

* - mp3 only

Notes

4CD box set chronicling the history of Factory Records and featuring five tracks by The Durutti Column. Also known as the Factory Box Set (promo copies exist with this title). Compiled by Jon Savage, with an essay by Paul Morley, and artwork by Peter Saville.

Full release date 12 January 2009 but digital download available from Amazon.co.uk and possibly other sources since December 2008.

Otis doesn't appear on the 4CD version, only on the Amazon download. There are other, non-Durutti Column differences between the tracklistings of the digital download and CD versions.

Full details of the final 4CD package to follow.

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04 August 2008

Treatise on the Steppenwolf Soundtrack

Treatise on the Steppenwolf Soundtrack
Treatise on the Steppenwolf Soundtrack
CD: UK 04.08.08 (LTM LTMCD 2518)

Tracklisting

A Beautiful Thought (Pt 1)
Stupid Steppenwolf (Pt 1)
Stupid Steppenwolf (Pt 2)
The Mothers & the Fathers
A Wolf of the Steppes
Interlude
The Title on the Cover
Divided
Magic Theatre
Soul Track
Harry Dreams the Dream
A Beautiful Thought (Pt 2)
Lullaby (live)
Mello (live)

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After 30 years, the first soundtrack album from Vini Reilly. Treatise on the Steppenwolf is the soundtrack to the performance piece by experimental theatre group 12 Stars, written and directed by Gerard McInulty, and first staged in Glasgow in May 2003. Previously unreleased, the CD combines the original studio recordings of the 12 pieces performed during the Glasgow run, as well as two bonus live tracks recorded at the event, one featuring spoken-word narrative by cast member Carolyn Allen. Booklet includes images from live performance and artist quotes. 14 tracks, 60 minutes of music.

Available direct from LTM from March 2008 and in good record shops from August 2008.

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23 June 2008

Sunlight to Blue... Blue to Blackness


Sunlight to Blue... Blue to Blackness
CD: UK 23.06.08 (Kooky Records kookydisc 27)

Tracklisting

1. Glimpse
2. Contact
3. Messages
4. Ged
5. Ananda
6. Never Known Version
7. So Many Crumbs And Monkeys!
8. Head Glue
9. Demo For Gathering Dust
10. Cup A Soup Romance
11. Grief

Sold out

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25 April 2008

Cup A Soup Romance

Cup A Soup Romance
Cup A Soup Romance
CDR: UK 25.04.08 (Scream City SC4.1)

Tracklisting

Cup A Soup Romance

Credits

This CD was given away free with Scream City 4, April 2008
Taken from the Kooky Records album Sunlight to Blue... Blue to Blackness

Scream City thanks Vini, Phil and Alex.

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Limited edition of 144 copies 1-track CD-R given away with the 4th issue of Scream City (a Factory Records fanzine). All copies sold out via eBay inside 3 days.

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04 February 2008

Live in Bruxelles 13.8.1981

LTMCD 2499 Live in Bruxelles 13.8.1981
Live in Bruxelles 13.8.1981
CD: UK 12.07 (LTM LTMCD 2499)

Tracklisting

Sketch for Dawn
Messidor
Jacqueline
Conduct
Sketch for Summer
Danny
Stains (Useless Body)
The Missing Boy
Self Portrait (Version)
For Belgian Friends
Interview

Notes

Live In Bruxelles comprises a complete live performance by Vini Reilly and Bruce Mitchell at the Place de la Monnaie (Muntplein) in Brussels, Belgium, together with a lengthy after-show chat with Vini. The ten song live set contains DC favourites such as Conduct and Sketch for Summer, as well as several rarely heard numbers including Stains, Danny and Messidor. The attractive booklet for this digitally remastered CD includes extracts from the original event programme, as well as background notes and archive images. 11 tracks, 60 minutes.

Available direct from LTM and in good record shops.

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30 July 2007

Idiot Savants

Idiot Savants
Idiot Savants

Idiot Savants; Japanese promo insert detail
Idiot Savants; Japanese promo insert detail

Idiot Savants; Japanese promo CD detail
Idiot Savants; Japanese promo CD detail
CD: UK 30/07/07 (29/06/07 eBay pre-release date) (Artful/Fullfill ARTFULCD 62)
CD: JP 25/07/07 (Imperial Records International TECI-24428)
CD: JP 2007 (Imperial Records International TECI-24428 promo)

Tracklisting

Better Must Come
Interleukin 2; for Anthony
Please Let Me Sleep
2 Times Nice
No Last Surprise
Gathering Dust
Whisper To The Wind
That Blows My Name Away; for Rachel

Credits

The Producer: Keir Stewart

The Guitarist: Vini Reilly
The Singer: Poppy Roberts
The Gonzo Drum Master: Bruce Mitchell

The Photographer: Rachel McFarlane
All tracks written by Vini Reilly
except tracks 1 & 7 by Stewart / Reilly
and 6 by Roberts / Reilly

Track 1 arranged by Stewart / Reilly
Track 2 arranged by Keir Stewart, Track 6 Roberts / Reilly
Track 5 produced by Laurie Keith.
Track 3 produced by Tim Thomas @ Blueprint

A Zillion Dollar Design

Thanks to: Rachel and all Rachel's family, Keir, Poppy and Soaf, Bruce & Jackie, Rebecca, Paul, Ella and Charlie, Zinni, Jamie, Oscar and Alfie, Anthony H Wilson, Michael Pitrick (hairstyle), The Twins, Nat, To all at Fullfill (for money and patience), all of my amazing family, Oklahoma, Dominique, Mateo, (forthcoming book), Mark Prendergast (forthcoming book), Phil Cleaver (Kooky Disc), Mark Broscombe, and to all the people who have helped us to continue making music especially the human beings who listen to it.

Remember Mr Nuthatch

www.thedurutticolumn.com

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