Durutti Column, The - Domo Arigato v2.0

Factory Benelux
(FBN052-1: 708527071540)



Factory Benelux presents an expanded vinyl edition of Domo Arigato, the acclaimed live album by Manchester ensemble The Durutti Column, recorded in Tokyo in April 1985.
 
Domo Arigato followed on the heels of ambitious ‘modern classical’ album Without Mercy a year earlier, and saw composer/guitarist Vini Reilly and percussionist Bruce Mitchell augmented by John Metcalfe on viola and Tim Kellet on trumpet. Their show-cum-recital at the Kan’i Hoken Hall on 25 April was recorded digitally and filmed on two 35mm cameras. ‘Mixing down was fun,’ recalled Durutti manager/mentor Anthony H. Wilson. ‘We were on a flight out next morning so Nippon Columbia hired a mobile studio recording truck and we mixed from midnight to 6 a.m.’
 
In fact the group always considered this rather hurried mix imperfect, and therefore for this expanded 2017 reissue Factory Benelux have returned to the original soundboard tapes and remastered the performance, in the process restoring the original running order. A digital copy of this v2.0 mix is also included.
 
The deluxe gatefold package also includes a bonus 7” single, Dedications for Japan, originally released in a limited edition in 1984. This features two studio tracks, Love Fading and For Noriko, and reproduces the original picture sleeve.
 
Disc 1
 
A1. Sketch for Summer
A2. Sketch for Dawn
A3. Party
A4. Never Known
A5. Mercy Theme
A6. Pauline
B1. A Little Mercy
B2. Jacqueline
B3. Mercy Dance
 
Disc 2
 
C1. A Silence
C2. The Room
C3. E.E.
C4. Conduct
D1. Tomorrow
D2. The Beggar
D3. For Belgian Friends
D4. The Missing Boy
D5. Self Portrait
 
Disc 3 (7” single)
 
A1. Love Fading
B1. For Noriko

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