(FBN114-2: 708527001530/FBN114-1: 708527000212)
Factory Benelux presents a new vinyl and CD editions of landmark album The Return of the Durutti Column, housed in a revised version of the iconic sandpaper sleeve first issued by Factory Records in January 1980.
A collaboration between virtuoso guitarist Vini Reilly and legendary Manchester producer Martin Hannett, The Return of the Durutti Column paired Reilly’s non-rock sketches with Hannett’s electronic textures to produce “perfectly realised, correctly ambient and inventive music” (NME). The infamous sandpaper LP sleeve was somewhat less user friendly. Inspired by a 1959 Situationist publication by Guy Debord and Asger Jorn, the relentless iconoclasts at Factory hoped that the abrasive packaging would destroy existing record collections.
This new 2013 edition LP on Factory Benelux develops rather than replicates the original packaging. On the front cover, an 11-inch square sheet of coarse glasspaper is seated beneath a die-cut based on the 1978 Factory 'bar graph' logo designed by Peter Saville. The bonus Hannett ‘test card’ flexidisc is now a hard vinyl 7” (with improved sound quality), while the album itself features two extra tracks, Madeleine and Lips That Would Kiss (previously issued as a separate 7-inch single on Factory Benelux in October 1980).
The inner bag also features extensive liner notes with quotes from Vini Reilly, Martin Hannett, Tony Wilson, Peter Saville, Daniel Meadows, John Brierley, Bruce Mitchell and members of Joy Division, who assembled most of the sandpaper originals. The new package is sealed in a heavy duty polythene wallet, thus ensuring that adjacent records in your collection remain intact.
This new 2014 edition CD on Factory Benelux includes the 9 tracks included on the first Factory pressing, as well as the six 6 tracks which formed side two of the rare second pressing. Also featured are the two Martin Hannett ‘test card’ flexi-disc tracks, and Madeleine and Lips That Would Kiss, both previously issued as a 12-inch single on Factory Benelux in October 1980.
The cover art of this new CD version restores the later jacket design issued by Factory, featuring three miniatures of paintings by Raoul Dufy. The booklet features period Durutti images by photographer Daniel Meadows, and extensive liner notes with quotes from Vini Reilly, Martin Hannett, Tony Wilson, Peter Saville, Daniel Meadows, John Brierley, Bruce Mitchell and members of Joy Division, who assembled most of the sandpaper originals.
1. Sketch for Summer
2. Requiem for a Father
3. Sketch for Winter
5. In ‘D’
6. Lips That Would Kiss
1. The First Aspect of the Same Thing
1. The Second Aspect of the Same Thing
1. Sketch for Summer
2. Requiem for a Father
7. Sketch for Winter
9. In ‘D’
10. Lips That Would Kiss
12. The First Aspect of the Same Thing
13. The Second Aspect of the Same Thing
16. Sketch for Winter
19. In ‘D’
Release date: July 19, 2021.Limited edition of 1000 color vinyl 2xLP + download.20 tracks.Factory Benelux presents a deluxe double vinyl gatefold edition of Deux Triangles, originally a...
Release date: 5/7/2021. Limited edition 2xLP with download. LP1: Blue, LP2: Green.Factory Benelux presents an expanded vinyl edition of Another Setting, the third studio album by cult...
Limited edition of 1500 2xLP (LP1 blue vinyl, LP2 silver vinyl) in gatefold jacket. 2xCD edition is also available.2xLP: Five bonus tracks are previously unreleased, having been...
Limited edition clear + orange color vinyl 2xLP.CD in six panel digipak with liner notes and rare band images.Factory Benelux presents a remastered CD and...
$25.00 - Sold Out
Release date: 4/20/2020.Limited edition of 800 clear vinyl LP + bonus 7" and download.Factory Benelux presents a special 35th anniversary edition of Here Comes Everybody,...
Release date: 4/3/2020Option: The Other Disc. Available via mail order only is an optional 9 track bonus CD, The Other Disc, featuring the two versions of Swing released...
Release dare: 4/3/2020Option: The Other Disc. Available via mail order only is an optional 9 track bonus CD, The Other Disc, featuring the two versions of Swing released...
Release date: 4/20/2020Limited edition of 1000 black vinyl 2xLP + clear vinyl bonus 7” + download (22 tracks).2xCD (36 tracks). 3xCD (2xCD + bonus single-track CD) is...