THE DURUTTI COLUMN: LC (Ltd.DX.Ed.2LP & 7" UK Import)(FactBene2016)

Factory Benelux Records


Limited Deluxe Edition 2LP UK Import w/bonus 7" & gatefold jacket.

*Includes download code.
Factory Benelux presents a deluxe edition of LC, the second studio album by cult Manchester group 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 began producing his own material. These evocative demos were perfected by Reilly at Graveyard Studio with co-producer Stuart Pickering, with additional drums and percussion from Bruce Mitchell. 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, watercolor 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 nine bonus cuts, including rare Sordide Sentimental single ‘Danny’/’Enigma’, and the three tracks Reilly contributed to A Factory Quartet in 1980 - his last recordings with Hannett, which feature Donald Johnson of A Certain Ratio on drums. The remastered double disc 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 Durutti Column in concert.

Tracks include:

1 A1. Sketch for Dawn (1)
2 A2. Portrait for Frazier
3 A3. Jaqueline
4 A4. Messidor
5 A5. Sketch for Dawn (2)
6 B1. Never Known
7 B2. the Act Committed
8 B3. Detail for Paul
9 B4. the Missing Boy
10 B5. the Sweet Cheat Gone
11 C1. Danny
12 C2. Enigma
13 C3. Experiment in Fifth
14 C4. Portrait for Frazier
15 C5. Favourite Painting
16 D1. for Mimi
17 D2. for Belgian Friends
18 D3. Self-Portrait
19 D4. Zinnia
20 E1. Sketch for Summer (Live)
21 F1. Requiem for a Father (Version) (Live)

*LP remains unopened & slip-case is crease-free.
*Non-returnable/Non-refundable if opened.
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