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The Durutti Column | LC

Factory Benelux presents a deluxe double vinyl gatefold 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, 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 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 lp 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.

| tracklist
A1 Sketch For Dawn (1)
A2 Portrait For Frazier
A3 Jacqueline
A4 Messidor
A5 Sketch For Dawn (2)
B1 Never Known
B2 The Act Committed
B3 Detail For Paul
B4 The Missing Boy
B5 The Sweet Cheat Gone

C1 Danny
C2 Enigma
C3 Experiment In Fifth
C4 Portrait For Frazier
C5 Favourite Painting
D1 For Mimi
D2 For Belgian Friends
D3 Self-Portrait
D4 For Zinnia

E1 Sketch For Summer (Live)
F1 Requiem For A Father - Version (Live)

Copies are available by mailorder from Factory Benelux for the price of £ 30,- per copy (incl. UK postage), £ 35,- per copy (incl. Euro postage), £ 40,- per copy (incl. overseas postage).

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