The Durutti Column ‎– Chronicle XL

Kooky ‎– Kookydisc 60
2 × CD
Box Set

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1-1 Fanfare 5:00
1-2 Embattled Heart And Rattling 4:29
1-3 Synergetic 3:53
1-4 Poppy & Pancho 4:15
1-5 The Rest Of A Life 1:53
1-6 The Water Colour Class
Featuring – Jill Taylor
1-7 Nine Years 2:55
1-8 Party (The Version) 3:20
1-9 Mello 2:56
1-10 Mercy In The Cathedral 5:18
1-11 To Raise A Gentle Smile 4:25
1-12 Pancho And Poppy 4:00
1-13 Fanfare Reprise 3:49
2-1 Free From All The Chaos
Featuring – Caoilfhionn Rose Birley*
2-2 Electrostatic
Featuring – Caoilfhionn Rose Birley*
2-3 Follow
Featuring – Caoilfhionn Rose Birley*
2-4 Misery
Featuring – Caoilfhionn Rose Birley*
2-5 Big Bill Rance 4:04
2-6 The Tabla Bong Guitar 4:49
2-7 Hotel Calderon 8:14
2-8 Dry On The Rocks 6:09
2-9 Sharrock's Tune 4:39
2-10 The Changes Go Up And The Changes Go Down 4:57
2-11 For 'Jammer James' 4:05
2-12 Juan Montero & The Drum 4:02


Housed in a custom-made box covered in claret coloured fabric.

Packaged with booklet (contains photographs taken by Vini over his life including friends, family, people he has worked with and Red Kites (Milvus milvus). Bruce Mitchell has provided a background to the project; how it came about, the brief and where it ended up in the form of an essay).

A foil blocked certificate.

A 'random map'. (A small part of Manchester detailing a location linked to Vini's life).
(There are 6 maps in total and only the 500 mail order copies will have all 6, standard editions will have 1 of the 6).

A third compact disc wallet houses a special insert. This supplies a unique download code required to access bonus material in a digital format:

BONUS AUDIO : Live tracks from the last shows (Previously unreleased). Music stems from A Paean to Wilson - to mix your own version.
GIGOGRAPHY (Mike Mitchell's extensive details of the band's live performances).
BONUS VISUALS (More unseen photographs from Vini's personal collection).
PROMOTIONAL PHOTOS (Press and promotional images of the band from the 1980's to the present.
THERE WAS A BOY... (Accounts from fans and admirers of the artist).

Originally intended for release on Record Store Day 2014.
180 offered for pre-sale on the Kooky Records website on 2nd May 2014 and sold out in 20 mins (these contain all 6 of the Manchester 'maps'). Due to demand, another 320 were put up for pre-sale 10th May 2014 and sold out within a few days.
The remaining 1500 or so will make up the standard edition and will have one of six maps and no badges. The certificate, booklet and all other material will appear in all copies. UK release for general sales is set for the week commencing 07 July 2014.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Stickered): 5055300381606
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L623
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 1G44
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): 155010 CMCD0743
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): 155011 CMCD0744


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June 22, 2018
Recently picked up a sealed copy. Link to downloadable content appears to be dead. Does anyone know if/where this content is still available?


June 13, 2014
In case anyone is wondering the differences in Disc 1 vs. the original 'Chronicle', below spells it out in the format of -
CXL title (orig Chron title):

Embattled Heart and Rattling (Emptiness)
Poppy and Pancho (Ananda)
The Rest of a Life (No More Close to Me)
The Water Colour Class (Anguish of the Text Message)*
Nine Years (Someone Got Away)
To Raise a Gentle Smile (Resolution)
Pancho and Poppy (Accord)

Fanfare and Synergetic are the same on both releases.
Party (The Version), Mello, Mercy in the Cathedral and Fanfare Reprise are new to this version.
*This is shorter by @30 seconds to the original Chronicle version.