The Durutti Column ‎– LC

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The second DC release on Factory, released in November 1981.
Recorded in five hours on a TEAC 4-track tape recorder, putting a drum machine through an echo unit whilst playing the guitar, and then mixed in the studio in another two hours.
"LC" stands for "Lotta Continua" (meaning "the struggle continues" in Italian), primarily a left-wing student-workers movement and its eponymous publication.

Versions (23)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FACT 44 The Durutti Column LC(LP, Album) Factory FACT 44 UK 1981 Sell This Version
FACN 06 The Durutti Column LC(LP, Album) Factory FACN 06 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
FACT 44 The Durutti Column LC(LP, Album) Base Record, Factory FACT 44 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
VFACT 111-18 The Durutti Column LC(LP, Album) Factory VFACT 111-18 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
33 002 L The Durutti Column LC(LP, Album) Factory, Nuevos Medios 33 002 L Spain 1982 Sell This Version
201902 The Durutti Column LC(LP, Album) Virgin, Factory 201902 France 1982 Sell This Version
VFACT 111-18 The Durutti Column LC(LP, Album, M/Print) Factory VFACT 111-18 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
FACT 44 The Durutti Column LC(LP, Album, RE) Factory FACT 44 UK 1982 Sell This Version
23JAL-2 The Durutti Column LC(LP, Album) Factory, Japan Record 23JAL-2 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
23JAL-2 The Durutti Column LC(LP, Album, Promo) Factory, Japan Record 23JAL-2 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
Fact 44c The Durutti Column LC(Cass, Album + Box) Factory Fact 44c UK 1986 Sell This Version
33CY-1357 The Durutti Column LC(CD, Album) Factory 33CY-1357 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
FACT 44 The Durutti Column LC(LP, Album) Factory FACT 44 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
CY-3118 The Durutti Column LC(CD, Album, RE) Factory CY-3118 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
Facdo 44, 828 827-2 The Durutti Column LC(CD, Album, Comp, RM) Factory Once, London Records Facdo 44, 828 827-2 UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
4m522 The Durutti Column LC(LP, Album, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4m522 US 2010 Sell This Version
VSCD9713 The Durutti Column LC(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Vivid Sound, Warner Music, Factory VSCD9713 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
FBN 10 CD The Durutti Column LC(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Factory Benelux FBN 10 CD UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
FBN 10 CD The Durutti Column LC(2xCD, Album, RM) Factory Benelux FBN 10 CD UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
if51 The Durutti Column LC(CD, Album, RE) 1972 if51 US 2013 Sell This Version
FBN 10 The Durutti Column LC(2xLP, Album, RE + 7", Single + Dlx) Factory Benelux FBN 10 UK 2016 Sell This Version
FACT 44 The Durutti Column LC(LP, Album, RE) Base Record, Factory FACT 44 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
70166 The Durutti Column LC(LP, Album, RE) Factory, Virgin 70166 France Unknown Sell This Version

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Nebelwerfer

Nebelwerfer

May 12, 2016
referencing LC, 2xLP, Album, RE + 7", Single + Dlx, FBN 10
This entry is NOT an official release. ALL copies of the 2016 FBN 10 vinyl edition come with a 7" (see Discogs release 8491249), it is not sold WITHOUT 7". I assume this entry functions for people who bought the complete set (2xLP+7") keep the 7" but want to flog the double-vinyl. Unfair. I recommend this entry/release (Discogs release 8458612) being removed.
sklerici

sklerici

March 26, 2016
referencing LC, LP, Album, FACT 44
LC (Lotta Continua) was not an anarchist slogan but an italian extra parliament comunist movement very popular amongst young people during the 70's.
allobroge

allobroge

June 25, 2015
referencing LC, 2xCD, Album, RM, FBN 10 CD

"The Missing Boy" le chef d'œuvre and all this good songs, thanks
FBfromLH

FBfromLH

August 10, 2014
referencing LC, LP, Album, 201902
Another french pressing exists with #Cat : 70166
Iprocetyl_Girl

Iprocetyl_Girl

April 22, 2013
referencing LC, LP, Album, FACT 44
I agree with mundayschild, this is a wonderful album which certainly rivals "The Return Of..." in terms of ethereal beauty and serenity. Seems to be a kind of "missing link" album in my mind between lots of different styles - the presence of vocals and the somewhat lo-fi production values give it a shoegaze/dreampop feel, while it is still certainly in the realm of Vini's trademark post-punk-jazzguitar-indie rock sound. Very good.
mundayschild

mundayschild

February 19, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
referencing LC, LP, Album, FACT 44
It's a matter of opinion but some people really do have cloth ears. This LP contains the wonderfully melancholic 'Never Known' with it's gentle guitar picking and drum machine phasing. A timeless piece of music. Overall this is a pleasant and gentle LP.
joy_shapes

joy_shapes

May 3, 2010
edited over 8 years ago
referencing LC, LP, Album, FACT 44

Despite the courtesy of adding meat to the proverbial bones of Vini Reilly’s skeletal guitar sketches and inaudible befuddling attempt at vocals. This second release is still an entirely vacuous experience through the non-Hannettised chorused piano tinkles and ineffective drums and still sounding as brittle as he would be in a fight. D