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The Durutti Column

lc (2021 expanded repress)

factory benelux

limited deluxe 2lp + 7" in gatefold

Released: 20th Aug 2021


On this expanded edition, the original ten tracks are supplemented by no less than 9 bonus cuts, including rare Sordide Sentimental single Danny/Enigma, and the three tracks Reilly contributed to A Factory Quartet in 1980 - his last recordings with Hannett, which feature Donald Johnson of A Certain Ratio on drums.

The remastered double disc set is housed in a gatefold sleeve printed on matt reverse board, with liner notes and archive images. The package also includes an exclusive 7-inch single featuring live versions of Sketch for Summer and Requiem for a Father, recorded at Leeds Polytechnic in October 1980. These are the earliest surviving professional live recordings of Durutti Column in concert. Factory Benelux presents a deluxe double vinyl gatefold edition of LC, the second studio album by cult Manchester group The Durutti Column, originally issued in 1981 and ranked among Vini Reilly’s finest albums. After recording debut album The Return of the Durutti Column with producer Martin Hannett in 1979, virtuoso guitarist Vini Reilly purchased a TEAC four-track recorder from Bill Nelson and began producing his own material. These evocative demos were perfected by Reilly at Graveyard Studio with co-producer Stuart Pickering, with additional drums and percussion from Bruce Mitchell. Originally released by Factory Records in November 1981, LC is a key album in a body of work described by David Stubbs of Uncut magazine as ‘unique in rock, with Reilly’s scampering, watercolour guitar style building a tentative bridge between post-punk and the chamber sketches of Debussy and Ravel.’

lc (2021 expanded repress)


  1. Sketch for Dawn (1)
  2. Portrait for Frazier
  3. Jaqueline
  4. Messidor
  5. Sketch for Dawn (2)
  6. Never Known
  7. The Act Committed
  8. Detail for Paul
  9. The Missing Boy
  10. The Sweet Cheat Gone
  11. Danny
  12. Enigma
  13. Experiment in Fifth
  14. Portrait for Frazier
  15. Favourite Painting
  16. For Mimi
  17. For Belgian Friends
  18. Self-Portrait
  19. Zinnia
  20. Sketch for Summer (live)
  21. Requiem for a Father (version) (live)