THE RETURN OF THE DURUTTI COLUMN (UK Import Reissue w/Red 7" Single)(FB2013)

Factory Benelux Records


Vinyl LP UK Import pressing w/bonus red 7" Single & glasspaper sleeve.

Factory Benelux presents a new vinyl edition of landmark album the Return of The Durutti Column, housed in a revised version of the iconic sandpaper sleeve first issued by Factory Records in January 1980. a collaboration between virtuoso guitarist Vini Reilly and legendary Manchester producer Martin Hannett, the Return of The Durutti Column paired Reilly's non-rock sketches with Hannett's electronic textures to produce "perfectly realized, correctly ambient and inventive music" (NME). The infamous sandpaper sleeve was somewhat less user friendly.
Inspired by a 1959 Situationist publication by Guy Debord and Asger Jorn, the relentless iconoclasts at Factory hoped that the abrasive packaging would destroy existing record collections. This new 2013 edition on Factory Benelux develops rather than replicates the original packaging. On the front cover, an 11-inch square sheet of coarse glasspaper is seated beneath a die-cut based on the 1978 Factory 'bar graph' logo designed by Peter Saville. The bonus Hannett 'test card' flexidisc is now a hard vinyl 7" (with improved sound quality), while the album itself features two extra tracks, Madeleine and Lips That Would Kiss (previously issued as a separate 7" single on Factory Benelux in October 1980). The inner bag also features 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, who assembled most of the sandpaper originals. The new package is sealed in a heavy duty polythene wallet, thus ensuring that adjacent records in your collection remain intact.

Tracks include:

01 Sketch for Summer
02 Requiem for a Father
03 Katharine
04 Conduct
05 Beginning
06 Jazz
07 Sketch for Winter
08 Collette
09 In D
10 Lips That Would Kiss
11 Madeleine

12The First Aspect of the Same Thing
13 The Second Aspect of the Same Thing

*LP remains unopened & casing is crease-free.
*Non-returnable/Non-refundable if opened.
Packed & Shipped with extra care!