The Durutti Column ‎– The Return Of The Durutti Column

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Factory ‎– FACT 14
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Tracklist

A1 Sketch For Summer 2:58
A2 Requiem For A Father 5:05
A3 Katharine 5:25
A4 Conduct 5:00
B1 Beginning 1:37
B2 Jazz 1:35
B3 Sketch For Winter 2:22
B4 Collette 2:20
B5 In 'D' 2:25

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Cover is textured.
Recorded, Cargo / Mixed, Strawberry
A Factory Records Product
G&L

Inner sleeve carries 5/81, indicating a 1981 edition.
Track 6 is in fact Sketch For Winter with different Mix.

Some copies pressed on red/brown translucent vinyl (e.g. runout variant 3).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 - etched (variant 1)): FACT14A SOUND CLINIC EG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 - etched (variant 1)): FACT14B EG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 - etched (variant 2)): FACT 14 4PBG A1 SOUND CLINIC EG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 - etched (variant 2)): FACT 1̶4̶ ̶B̶1̶ 4PBG B1 EG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 - etched (variant 3)): FACT 14 4 PBG AI F̶A̶C̶T̶ ̶1̶4̶ ̶A̶1̶ SOUND CLINIC EG B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 - etched (variant 3)): FACT 1̶4̶ ̶B̶1̶ 14 PBG BI EG A

Other Versions (5 of 29) 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
FACOZ 1002 The Durutti Column The Return Of The Durutti Column(LP, Album, W/Lbl) GAP Records FACOZ 1002 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
23JAL-1 The Durutti Column The Return Of The Durutti Column(LP, Album) Factory, Japan Record 23JAL-1 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
VSCD9712 The Durutti Column The Return Of The Durutti Column(CD, Album, Pap) Vivid Sound Corporation VSCD9712 Japan 2011 Sell This Version

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RyansGoldenRecords

RyansGoldenRecords

October 23, 2017
edited 7 months ago

An absolutely drop-dead gorgeous album of harmonically sophisticated and tearjerking guitar compositions, minimalistically yet artfully woven and executed by Vini Reilly. It's a brief 28 minutes (and the especially short duration of side 2 - with one song being repeated in an alternate mix - really highlights this), but every track is intelligently concise, sucking you into its strikingly immersive world with every next set of multilayered notes Reilly plucks.

I'm serious - TRotDC is that otherworldly. It's that stunning a melancholy display of genuine human emotion.... the instrumentation is almost 'superhuman', as if Reilly had been playing with three pairs of hands at once.

OK, maybe I'm got a little out of control there, but either way, this is essential listening for those who like mellow, laid-back AND throbbing minimalistic music like I do. This gets my easy vote for one of the best albums of 1980.... and the 80's period. It's been an all-time favourite for over a decade, so give it a try if you're in the mood!