The Durutti Column – The Return Of The Durutti Column
Label: Factory – FACT 14 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress, Second Pressing Country: UK Released: Jul 1980 Genre: Jazz, Rock Style: Avantgarde
Staple Manchester release straight out of the Factory Records back catalogue with The Durutti Column's debut LP misleadingly titled The Return Of The Durutti Column. Recorded in Rochdale, mixed in Stockport - this is pure instrumental guitar bliss with Vini Reilly's spindly, heavily effected guitar picks and studio overlord Martin Hannett's production wizardry is a true match made in heaven. There's so much space in each of these tracks, equally comfortable in the background or the forefront of your listening attention with a certain mellow fragility that makes its feel affectionate and warm (very much at odds with other Factory release at the time). One to cherish! (NM / NM - Second press with textured sleeve).