It's fun to imagine the naming sessions for the 1980 debut LP from dream-pop pioneers The Durutti Column.
“What are we going to call our first album then? Something that really messes with them. ‘In The Court Of The Crimson Durutti Column’? ‘Remain In Durutti Column’? ‘The Durutti Column Two; Electric Boogaloo’?”
“How about ‘The Return Of The Durutti Column’?”
“Yeah, I guess that'll do…”
Given that the Mancunian group made some of the least abrasive music released by Factory Records, it's slightly incongruous that this should be the Factory album with the famous sandpaper sleeve. Fortunately for those of you who don't want large swathes of your vinyl collection destroyed from within, this new edition of ‘The Return Of The Durutti Column’ opts for a less problematic sandpaper insert. The halcyon musings of the tracks within remain unchanged.
Vinyl LP £24.48 FBN114
Reissue LP on Factory Benelux in revised edition die-cut sleeve designed by Peter Saville with sandpaper inner. Includes 7” ‘testcard’ featuring two tracks by Martin Hannett.
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CD £11.73 FBN114CD
CD on Factory Benelux.
Vinyl LP £19.99 4M521LP
180g LP re-issue of thier debut album on 4 Men With Beards.
10/10 sheila 23rd September 2013
Oh God..this is one of those albums that you listen to for years afterwards trying to understand how it is so perfect. then you give up trying and you just enjoy it, for it is one moment captured in a life of moments. and you think of other perfect moments in the sun with windows open and some music drifting inward like a cat, all sinuous. and you see that moments in the future could be good like this and you go on, happy.
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