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  • Performer: The Durutti Column
  • Title: The Return Of The Durutti Column
  • Genre: Jazz / Rock
  • Country: UK
  • Formats: ASF AIFF WMA VOX MOD AU AAC
  • Released: 1980
  • Style: Avantgarde
  • MP3 album: 1637 mb
  • FLAC album: 1936 mb
  • Rating: 4.6/5
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The Durutti Column - The Return Of The Durutti Column mp3 album

The Return of the Durutti Column is the debut studio album by English band The Durutti Column. It was released in January 1980, through record label Factory. The initial two thousand copies also included a flexi-disc single with two tracks by producer Martin Hannett: "First Aspect of the Same Thing" and "Second Aspect of the Same Thing"

It was originally released in 1980 on Factory Records and the original 2000 LP sleeves were made of sandpaper, assembled by members of Joy Division. The initial 2000 copies included a flexi-disc single with two tracks by Martin Hannett - "First Aspect of the Same Thing" and "Second Aspect of the Same Thing". The sleeve states: "Thanks also to Gammer for his melody and Rowbotham, Reid and Debord for the marketing concept. The Return of the Durutti Column is the debut album by The Durutti Column. It was originally released in 1980 on Factory Records and the original 2000 LP sleeves were made of sandpaper, assembled by members of Joy Division.

Eschewing formal "rock" composition and delivery - the album was entirely instrumental, favoring delicacy and understated invention instead of singalong brashness - Reilly made his mark as the most unique, distinct guitarist from Britain since Bert Jansch. Embracing electric guitar's possibilities rather than acoustic's, Reilly fused a variety of traditions effortlessly - that one song was called "Jazz" could be called a giveaway, but the free-flowing shimmers and moods always revolve around central melodies  . First Aspect of the Same Thing. 13. Second Aspect of the Same Thing.

The Durutti Column are an English post-punk band formed in 1978 in Manchester, England. The band is a project of guitarist and occasional pianist Vini Reilly who is often accompanied by Bruce Mitchell on drums and Keir Stewart on bass, keyboards and harmonica. They were among the first acts signed to Factory Records by label founder Tony Wilson.

Album by The Durutti Column. Requiem For A Father. In "d". Lips That Would Kiss.

It’s this identity, carried throughout The Return of the Durutti Column that makes it such a special and unique record – not to mention the fact that original vinyl copies were housed in a sleeve made from sandpaper, deliberately designed to scratch the surface of neighbour shelf sleeves  . Unique, intricate, mysterious and beautifully made; The Return of the Durutti Column is an obscure album that deserves to be lifted out of such a status. Give it a try and drift off into Vini Reilly’s distinctive world.

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The Column, were originally put together as a ‘proper’ band by Factory founders, Tony Wilson and Alan Erasmus. But by the time this album became fact (hoho) Wilson’s wilful disposition had seen to it that it was just guitarist Vini Reilly who held onto the name. Oh, and a producer by the name of Martin Hannett. Hannett’s idiosyncracies are well documented. His bullying and cajoling of Joy Division to invest in electronics was the tip of the iceberg. Reilly himself was a devoted student of the six stringed kind of ambience that had more to do with the krautrock stylings of Ashra’s Manuel Gottsching than anything that emerged from a Detroit garage. This was (originally) an album of singularly pretty instrumentals, drenched in reverb and chiming in some kind of delicate, yet still somewhat chilly imaginary space.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 The Durutti Column Sketch For Summer 2:58
A2 The Durutti Column Requiem For A Father 5:06
A3 The Durutti Column Katharine 5:26
A4 The Durutti Column Conduct 4:59
B1 The Durutti Column Beginning 1:37
B2 The Durutti Column Jazz 1:35
B3 The Durutti Column Sketch For Winter 2:22
B4 The Durutti Column Collette 2:20
B5 The Durutti Column In 'D' 2:25
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AA1 Martin Hannett First Aspect Of The Same Thing
Written-By – Martin Hannett
3:42
AA2 Martin Hannett Second Aspect Of The Same Thing
Written-By – Martin Hannett
2:59

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Factory Records
  • Copyright (c) – Factory Records
  • Published By – Movement Of 24th January
  • Recorded At – Cargo Studios
  • Mixed At – Strawberry Studios
  • Mastered At – The Sound Clinic
  • Pressed By – Lyntone Recordings Ltd. – LYN 7561
  • Pressed By – WEA Records Pressing Plant, West Drayton

Credits

  • Bass – Pete Crooks
  • Concept By [Cover, Uncredited] – Anthony H. Wilson
  • Drums – Toby*
  • Engineer – Chris Nagle, John Brierley
  • Guitar, Written-By – Vini Reilly
  • Plated By – EG*
  • Producer [Switches] – Martin Hannet*

Notes

First issue housed in a sleeve made of sandpaper and with flexi-disc.

The sandpaper cover comes in various editions (3,600 editions altogether):
1. With spray-painted FACT 14 in black (this)
2. With spray-painted FACT 14 in white
3. With spray-painted title in black
4. Without spray-paint

Recorded over three days in August 1979 on 8-track equipment at Cargo, Rochdale.
Mixed at Strawberry, Stockport.
Published by Movement of 24th. January Music.
A Factory Records Product
℗© 1979

Thanks also to Gammer for his melody and Rowbotham, Reid and Debord for the marketing concept.

It was Tony Wilson who had the idea for the cover, following Situationist Guy Debord's book "Mémoires" also wrapped in sandpaper to destroy the adjacent books. Gammer refers to N.H. Gammer, founder of Gammer And His Familiars, Reilly's first band. Rowbotham refers to Dave Rowbotham, the former DC founder and guitarist. Reid refers to Jamie Reid, who apparently wanted to title the first Sex Pistols album "Where's the Durutti Column?"

The covers were assembled by Joy Division, A Certain Ratio and others. While Ian Curtis did the glueing, the other members of Joy Division watched a porn movie in the same room.

In 'D' is in fact another version of Sketch For Winter.

Reissued in July 1980 with a black picture sleeve but without flexi.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - variation 1): FACT 14 4 PBG A1 SOUND CLINIC EG S-6
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - variation 1): FACT 14 PBG B1 EG S-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - variation 2): W-2 FACT 14 4PBG A1 SOUND CLINIC EG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - variation 2): S-4 FACT 1̶4̶ ̶B̶1̶ 14PBG B1 EG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - variation 3): FACT 14 4 PBG A1 W1 SOUND CLINIC EG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - variation 3): S-6 FACT 14PBG B1 EG
  • Matrix / Runout (Flexi): LYN 7561

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
FACT 14 The Durutti Column The Return Of The Durutti Column ‎(LP, Album, Promo, RP, W/Lbl) Factory FACT 14 UK 1986
FBN 114 The Durutti Column The Return Of The Durutti Column ‎(LP, Album, RE + 7", RE, Cle) Factory Benelux FBN 114 UK 2018
FACT 14, FACT 14C The Durutti Column The Return Of The Durutti Column ‎(LP, Album, No + Flexi, 7", S/Sided) Factory, Factory FACT 14, FACT 14C UK 1980
FACOZ 1002 The Durutti Column The Return Of The Durutti Column ‎(LP, Album, W/Lbl) GAP Records FACOZ 1002 Australia 1981
23JAL-1 The Durutti Column The Return Of The Durutti Column ‎(LP, Album) Factory, Japan Record 23JAL-1 Japan 1984

Tracklist

A1 Requiem For A Father
A2 Katharine
A3 Conduct
A4 Sketch For Summer
B1 Untitled
B2 Jazz
B3 Sketch For Winter
B4 Collette
B5 Beginning
B6 In 'D'

Companies, etc.

  • Made By – Base Record
  • Recorded At – Cargo Studios
  • Mixed At – Strawberry Studios
  • Published By – Movement Of 24th January

Credits

  • Bass – Pete Crooks
  • Drums – Toby*
  • Electronics [Switches] – Martin Hannet*
  • Engineer – Chris Nagle, John Brierley
  • Guitar, Written-By – Vini Reilly
  • Painting – Dufy*
  • Producer – Martin Hannet*

Notes

Recorded at Cargo, Rochdale. Mixed at Strawberry, Stockport.

"Thanks are due to Pete Crooks, bass; Toby, drums; Gammer for his melody; and Rowbotham, Reid and Debord for the marketing concept."

A Factory Records product.
Published by Movement of 24th. January Music.
Made in Italy by Base Record - Bologna

Track B5 is listed on the release as B1.
In 'D' is in fact Sketch For Winter with different mix.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): M FAC 14 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): M FAC 14 B
  • Rights Society: S.I.A.E.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
FACT 14, FACT 14C The Durutti Column The Return Of The Durutti Column ‎(LP, Album + Flexi, 7", S/Sided) Factory, Factory FACT 14, FACT 14C UK 1980
FACT 14 The Durutti Column The Return Of The Durutti Column ‎(LP, Album, Promo, RP, W/Lbl) Factory FACT 14 UK 1986
FBN 114 The Durutti Column The Return Of The Durutti Column ‎(LP, Album, RE + 7", RE, Cle) Factory Benelux FBN 114 UK 2018
FACT 14, FACT 14C The Durutti Column The Return Of The Durutti Column ‎(LP, Album, No + Flexi, 7", S/Sided) Factory, Factory FACT 14, FACT 14C UK 1980
FACOZ 1002 The Durutti Column The Return Of The Durutti Column ‎(LP, Album, W/Lbl) GAP Records FACOZ 1002 Australia 1981



Reviews about The Durutti Column - The Return Of The Durutti Column (11):
Nanecele
Remember when this came out. The whole LP is absolutely brilliant. Cracker of an album. Beats me why there isn't more music of this level produced today.
Yozshujind
I have an interesting copy given to me by Steve Hopkins (Invisible Girls) and friend of Vini and Martin - indeed they played in bands together. Steve was often in the studio with Vini and this copy was one of the original pressings in a white cardboard sleeve before the sandpaper was stuck on! The sleeve is signed to Steve by Vini and Alan Wise (Factory Records Svengali). Matrix numbers are A side - FACT 14 4 PBG A1 F̶A̶C̶T̶ ̶1̶4̶ ̶A̶1̶ SOUND CLINIC EG S-4 B side - FACT 1̶4̶ ̶B̶1̶ 14 PBG B1 EG S-2
Zonama
I have had a copy since 1982. This has the title in silver with identical layout/spacing to the black paint version. Is it likely to be a fake?
Delari
There's at least copies with white stencil, I wouldn't doubt another color exists unless it's a fact only black and white exist. I do not doubt though that someone would stencil a copy on their own for whatever purpose.
Qucid
The last CD edition of "The Return Of The Durutti Column" by Factory Benelux, finally explains the complete mess of the side2 tracklist in many releases of this album:http://factorybenelux.com/the_return_of_the_durutti_column_fbn114cd.htmlhttp://www.discogs.com/Durutti-Column-The-Return-Of-The-Durutti-Column/release/5674888"Beginning" is the 1:37 track B1 of the first and third UK pressing, shifted as track 5 in the second pressing.Track B1 of the second pressing, lasting 2:37, is an "Untitled" track.This is the original side 2 tracklist of first and third pressing:B1. Beginning 1:37B2. Jazz 1:38B3. Sketch for Winter 2:25B4. Collette 2:21B5. In 'D' 2:31This is the tracklist of the second UK pressing (maybe a wrong matrix?) used also for some foreign editions (ie Italy and Japan):B1. (Untitled) 2:25B2. Jazz 1:39B3. Sketch for Winter 2:25B4. Collette 2:23B5. Beginning 1:40B6. In 'D' 2:26From the Factory Benelux page: "This new 2014 edition on Factory Benelux includes the 9 tracks included on the first Factory pressing, as well as all six 6 tracks which formed side two of the rare second pressing (tracks 14 to 19).""In 'D'" is actually a different mix of "Sketch For Winter", and the label of side 2 is the same for both pressing.All this has produced a total confusion about the real titles of some tracks, both in LP and CD reprints, reissues, remasters...---------------P.S:AAARRRGGHHH!I've seen that the vinyl edition published by Factory Benelux, give the title "Beginning" to the track named "Untitled" in the CD!http://www.discogs.com/Durutti-Column-The-Return-Of-The-Durutti-Column/release/5239211While in the CD "Beginning" is the short track B1 of the first and third original vinyl pressings.The nightmare continue... :-(
Vital Beast
The Italian edition has 10 tracks, featuring a new (untitled) track as B1 and durations of 1:37 for Beginning and 2:25 for In 'D' (= Sketch For Winter (Version)) but only In 'D' is credited.
Gholbithris
Like nothing that could have been anticipated this album captures the essence of something that falls outside of rock or jazz. It's its own thing and I can still listen to it 30 years later without any loss of integrity to the original musical ideas and spirit that Vini and Martin laid down. If they gave me one album to play during my last meal this would be it.
Whitestone
Beautiful limpid electric guitar work, mostly single note runs rather than chordal. Little bit of jazz guitar and brazillian bossa influence, Vini must have heard Bola Sete before this. Well accented with effects such as echoplex and reverb, good production by Hannett which adds just enough to colour the sound and lifts it above being just another pleasant solo guitar record.

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