The Durutti Column ‎– The Return Of The Durutti Column

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Factory Benelux ‎– FBN 114
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Reissue
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Recorded over three days in August 1979 on 8-track equipment at Cargo, Rochdale.
Mixed at Strawberry, Stockport.
Originally published by Movement of 24th. January Music.
A Factory Records Product, originally released in January 1980.

Thanks also to Gammer for his melody and Rowbotham, Reid and Debord for the marketing concept.

It was Tony Wilson who had the idea for the cover, following Situationist Guy Debord's book "Mémoires" also wrapped in sandpaper to destroy the adjacent books. Reid refers to Jamie Reid, who apparently wanted to title the first Sex Pistols album "Where's the Durutti Column?". Rowbotham refers to Dave Rowbotham, the former DC founder and guitarist.

This new edition comes in a die-cut sleeve (based on Peter Saville's 1979 "bar graph" Factory Records logo), with a sheet of 11"x11" glasspaper attached to the inner bag.

Tracks B6 and B7 were not part of the original LP release but are taken from 1980 Factory Benelux single The Durutti Column - Lips That Would Kiss.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A side Hand Etched): BD30996-01 A1 MK
  • Matrix / Runout (B side Hand Etched): BD30996-01 B1 MK
  • Matrix / Runout (C side Stamped): BD30998-01 A1 HL
  • Matrix / Runout (D side Stamped): BD30998-01 B1 HL
  • Barcode: 7 08527 00021 2

Other Versions (5 of 32) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FACT 14, FACT 14C The Durutti Column The Return Of The Durutti Column(LP, Album + Flexi, 7", S/Sided) Factory, Factory FACT 14, FACT 14C UK 1980 Sell This Version
FACT 14 The Durutti Column The Return Of The Durutti Column(LP, Album, Promo, W/Lbl) Factory FACT 14 UK 1980 Sell This Version
FBN 114 The Durutti Column The Return Of The Durutti Column(LP, Album, RE + 7", RE, Cle) Factory Benelux FBN 114 UK 2018 Sell This Version
FACT 14, FACT 14C The Durutti Column The Return Of The Durutti Column(LP, Album, No + Flexi, 7", S/Sided) Factory, Factory FACT 14, FACT 14C UK 1980 Sell This Version
FACOZ 1002 The Durutti Column The Return Of The Durutti Column(LP, Album, W/Lbl) GAP Records FACOZ 1002 Australia 1981 Sell This Version

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Pavol_Stromcek

Pavol_Stromcek

December 29, 2018
This version does *not* have the excellent, guitar-only track that begins side two of the pressing with the black textured sleeve and paintings, and is listed as "Beginning." That track runs 1:37. Instead, it has a longer track titled "Beginning," which is way, way less interesting, and has drums. This is unfortunate, since the shorter "Beginning" is a haunting, beautiful, albeit brief track, and it's what I'm used to hearing at the start of side two, while this longer "Beginning" is just kind of ho-hum. So, that's something to keep in mind for anyone who is interested in getting this particular reissue.
Blackploid

Blackploid

February 6, 2016
edited over 2 years ago

The glasspaper wasn't a good idea. It ruins the vinyl.