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The Durutti Column | Short Stories For Pauline

Factory Benelux presents the belated full release of Short Stories For Pauline, the legendary 'lost' fourth album by cult Manchester group The Durutti Column.
Originally recorded by Vini Reilly in Brussels for Factory Benelux in 1983, the 14 track album features several exquisite pieces including College, A Room In Southport and, most notably, Duet. Recorded with Tuxedomoon viola player Blaine L. Reininger, this poignant instrumental proved -ironically- to be the downfall of the album, after Factory director (and Durutti manager) Tony Wilson insisted that Duet form the basis of an entire neo-classical album. As a result, Duet became Without Mercy in 1984, and Short Stories For Pauline was shelved.
Although individual tracks have appeared on several compilations, notably highbrow Crepuscule collection Hommage A Marguerite Duras, this is the first time the original 'FBN 36' album has appeared in its entirety. With new artwork prepared with the help of Crepuscule designer Benoit Hennebert, this set comes with Live In Bruxelles 13.8.1981 as a bonus CD. Mailorder copies come with FBN slipcase.

| tracklist
01 At First Sight
02 Duet
03 College
04 Invitations
05 Destroy, She Said
06 Model
07 Journeys By Vespa
08 Take Some Time Out
09 A Silence
10 Mirror A
11 Cocktail
12 Telephone Call
13 Mirror B
14 A Room In Southport

01 Sketch For Dawn (live)
02 Messidor (live)
03 Jacqueline (live)
04 Conduct (live)
05 Sketch For Summer (live)
06 Danny (live)
07 Stains (Useless Body) (live)
08 The Missing Boy (live)
09 Self Portrait/Version (live)
10 For Belgian Friends (live)
11 Interview

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