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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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