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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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