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The Durutti Column | Short Stories For Pauline

Factory Benelux presents a clear vinyl edition of Short Stories For Pauline, the 'lost' fourth album by cult Manchester group The Durutti Column. Limited to just 500 copies on clear vinyl (with free digital version), this special edition for Record Store Day 2017 also features a new cover image by photographer Mark Warner.
Originally recorded by Vini Reilly in Brussels in 1983, the 14 track album features several key Durutti works including College, A Room In Southport and (best of all) Duet. Recorded with Tuxedomoon viola player Blaine L. Reininger, this poignant instrumental proved - ironically to be the downfall of the album, after Factory founder (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. Other guest musicians on the album include drummer Alain Lefebvre, harpist Anne van den Troost and sax player Eric Sleichim.

| tracklist
A1 At First Sight
A2 Duet
A3 College
A4 Invitations
A5 Destroy, She Said
A6 Model
A7 Journeys By Vespa
B1 Take Some Time Out
B2 A Silence
B3 Mirror A
B4 Cocktail
B5 Telephone Call
B6 Mirror B
B7 A Room In Southport


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