The Durutti Column - Vini Reilly 2xLP+7"
Label: Factory Benelux
Edition of 1000 with bonus 7".
Factory Benelux presents an expanded double vinyl edition of Vini Reilly, the acclaimed seventh studio album by Manchester ensemble The Durutti Column. Originally released by Factory Records in 1989. Produced by Vini Reilly and Stephen Street (The Smiths, Morrissey, Blur), the original working title of the Vini Reilly album was The Durutti Column Sampler. "People describe them as found samples and found voices," explained Vini at the time. "I always build up a catalogue of interesting loops and voice samples and stuff. Then I forget where I got them from a lot of the time, which is quite convenient… A lot of the time I manipulate the sample anyway, so it's singing my tune, rather than the original tune."
Stand-out tracks include "Otis," "Love No More" and "My Country." "The tune always comes from playing the guitar," added Vini. "As soon as I pick a guitar up I'll come up with a tune. I don’t know whether it's good or bad - but there's always a tune there." The sleeve itself samples Bob Dylan circa Highway 61 Revisited, showcasing an iconic portrait by Mark Warner. Indeed much about the album flirts with mainstream culture, being a deliberate attempt to position Reilly as a "pop" artist following his chart-topping collaboration with Morrissey on Viva Hate. This collaboration is further explored on the bonus 7" single, which features rare outtake "I Know Very Well How I Got My Note Wrong" and exquisite homage "For Steven Patrick."