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The Durutti Column | Sex And Death

Factory Benelux presents an expanded CD edition of Sex And Death, the 11th studio album by lauded Factory Records ensemble The Durutti Column. Originally released in 1994 on CD only, the album has now been re-mastered with 10 rare and previously unreleased bonus tracks.
The writing and recording of Sex And Death closed an uncertain period for Vini Reilly and the group following the collapse of Factory Records in 1992. Factory founder Tony Wilson remained in post as manager of the band, but Sex and Death would be their last album with producer Stephen Street, famed for his work with Morrissey, The Smiths and Blur. Writer and master guitarist Vini Reilly remained philosophical: "People say the Durutti Column is this or that. I don't care, so long as we make good music. There's screaming feedback on some tracks, heavy metal guitar, Spanish picking. It's not just this ethereal trip. Don't listen to the form, never listen to the form. Listen to the content."
Stand-out tracks include Anthony (dedicated to Wilson), The Rest Of My Life and Believe In Me. Guest musicians include viola player John Metcalfe, vocalist Ruth-Ann Boyle (later to form hitmakers Olive with Tim Kellett), programmer Martin Jackson (Magazine, Swing Out Sister) and bassist Peter Hook, then on furlough from New Order post-Republic.
Of the 10 bonus tracks on Disc 2, 6 are previously unreleased, having been retrieved from a long-lost DAT tape located in Tony Wilson's personal archive. The other 4 are album outtakes previously only available as an online download. All tracks have been newly re-mastered in 2020 by Peter Beckmann and Technology Works.
A limited edition 2xLP coloured vinyl edition (FBN 201) is also available, housed in a gatefold vinyl sleeve and limited to 1500 copies.

| tracklist
01 Anthony
02 The Rest Of My Life
03 For Colette
04 The Next Time
05 Beautiful Lies
06 My Irascible Friend
07 Believe In Me
08 Fermina
09 Where I Should Be
10 Fado
11 Madro Mio
12 Blue Period

01 Believe In Me (Mix 1)
02 You Mess Me Up
03 My Only Love (aka Duet)
04 Believe In Me (Mix 2)
05 Picking Guitar For The Shrimp
06 Get Me To The Beat On Time
07 Jumble Drums, Growling Bass And The Whammy Bar
08 For Cameron De La Isla
09 War Torn
10 The Celestial Bar

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