The Durutti Column

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Founded in 1978 in Manchester, England by Anthony H. Wilson (aka Tony Wilson) and Alan Erasmus. However it soon became a solo project of Vini Reilly. Signed to Tony Wilson's label Factory from 1978 to 1992.
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FACT 14 The Durutti Column - The Return Of The Durutti Column album art The Durutti Column The Return Of The Durutti Column (Album, Comp) Factory, Factory FACT 14 UK 1980 Sell This Version
FACT 44 The Durutti Column - LC album art The Durutti Column LC (Album) Factory FACT 44 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
Fact 74 The Durutti Column - Another Setting album art The Durutti Column Another Setting (Album, Comp) Factory Fact 74 UK 1983 Sell This Version
1652071 The Durutti Column - Amigos Em Portugal album art Durutti Column* Amigos Em Portugal (Album) Fundação Atlântica, Fundação Atlântica 1652071 Portugal 1983 Sell This Version
VINI 1 The Durutti Column - Live At The Venue London album art Durutti Column* Live At The Venue London (Album) VU Records (3) VINI 1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
fact 84 The Durutti Column - Without Mercy album art The Durutti Column Without Mercy (Album) Factory fact 84 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
YX-7356-AX, fact 144 The Durutti Column - Domo Arigato album art The Durutti Column Domo Arigato (Album) Columbia, Factory YX-7356-AX, fact 144 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
fbn 36, 33 207 L The Durutti Column - Circuses And Bread album art The Durutti Column Circuses And Bread (Album) Factory fbn 36, 33 207 L Spain 1986 Sell This Version
A-152 The Durutti Column - Live At The Bottom Line New York album art The Durutti Column Live At The Bottom Line New York (Album) ROIR A-152 US 1987 Sell This Version
Fact 204 The Durutti Column - The Guitar And Other Machines album art The Durutti Column The Guitar And Other Machines (Album, Comp) Factory Fact 204 UK 1987 Sell This Version
CY-3432 The Durutti Column - Vini Reilly album art The Durutti Column Vini Reilly (Album) Factory, Factory CY-3432 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
fact274 The Durutti Column - Obey The Time album art The Durutti Column Obey The Time (Album) Factory fact274 UK 1990 Sell This Version
MASO CD 90024 The Durutti Column - Dry album art The Durutti Column Dry (Album) Materiali Sonori MASO CD 90024 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
FACD 2.01, POCD-1151 The Durutti Column - Sex And Death album art The Durutti Column Sex And Death (Album) Factory Too, London Records FACD 2.01, POCD-1151 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
TWI 976-2 The Durutti Column - Fidelity album art The Durutti Column Fidelity (Album) Les Disques Du Crépuscule TWI 976-2 Belgium 1996 Sell This Version
FACDR 2.41, 558 330-2 The Durutti Column - Time Was Gigantic... When We Were Kids album art The Durutti Column Time Was Gigantic... When We Were Kids (Album) Factory Too, London Records FACDR 2.41, 558 330-2 UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
ARTFULCD 40, artfulcd40, ARTFULCD40 The Durutti Column - Rebellion album art The Durutti Column Rebellion (Album) Artful Records, Artful Records, Artful Records, Universal, Universal, Universal ARTFULCD 40, artfulcd40, ARTFULCD40 UK 2001 Sell This Version
ARTFULCD49 The Durutti Column - Someone Else's Party album art The Durutti Column Someone Else's Party (Album) Artful Records ARTFULCD49 US 2003 Sell This Version
kookydisc 019, Kookydisc 19 The Durutti Column - Tempus Fugit album art The Durutti Column Tempus Fugit (Album) Kooky, Kooky kookydisc 019, Kookydisc 19 UK 2004 Sell This Version
ARTFULCD52 The Durutti Column - Keep Breathing album art The Durutti Column Keep Breathing (Album) Fulfill, Imperial Records (13) ARTFULCD52 UK 2006 Sell This Version
TECI-24428 The Durutti Column - Idiot Savants album art The Durutti Column Idiot Savants (Album) Fullfill TECI-24428 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
kookydisc 025 The Durutti Column - Sporadic Three album art The Durutti Column Sporadic Three(CD, Album) Kooky kookydisc 025 UK 2007 Sell This Version
LTMCD 2518 The Durutti Column - Treatise On The Steppenwolf (Soundtrack) album art The Durutti Column Treatise On The Steppenwolf (Soundtrack) (Album) LTM (4) LTMCD 2518 UK 2008 Sell This Version
LTMCD 2499 The Durutti Column - Live In Bruxelles 13.8.1981 album art The Durutti Column Live In Bruxelles 13.8.1981(CD, RM) LTM (4) LTMCD 2499 UK 2008 Sell This Version
Kookydisc 027 The Durutti Column - Sunlight To Blue...Blue To Blackness album art Durutti Column* Sunlight To Blue...Blue To Blackness(CD, Album) Kooky Kookydisc 027 UK 2008 Sell This Version

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July 26, 2020
Just an absolute dedicated class act. To share a beautiful quote from Vini in his excellent interview with the Quietus conducted by the great Alex Ogg:

"In the end, I don't know if it's good music or bad music or indifferent music. I have no idea. I don't really care too much, it's done with and over with. People would say, why do you release it anyway, if you don't really rate it? The answer is, whatever music it is, bad, good, indifferent, stupid, boring, whatever, - it's truthful. At the time, it's the truth, and it's honest. There's no attempt to portray an image or a career or anything. It's what it is. And truth can be painful. It's about losses close to me, and about my own depression, but it's cathartic. But you have to be truthful. If you're not true in what you do, if you're creative, then you should forget it. All I've ever tried to do is be truthful."

I find Durutti's discography similar to other prolific outputs (Guided By Voices, Bill Nelson, Cleaners From Venus) in that each release may not always be a knock-out to your ears, but there is—as Vini said—truth in it and, I find, maintained identity over time; it is not a downward slope like those of some musical acts whose well runs dry overtime. It makes it all the more fun and joyous to find a latter-day release that really resonates. For example I just discovered "Short Stories For Pauline" today, a release from 2012. Just as brilliant as some of Vini's early releases, my heart and ears swell. Much appreciation Vini.

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