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Performer: The Durutti Column
Genre: Jazz / Rock
Album: The Return Of The Durutti Column
Released: 1980
Style: Avantgarde
MP3 version ZIP size: 1700 mb
FLAC version RAR size: 1147 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1168 mb
Rating: 4.1
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A1 The Durutti Column Sketch For Summer 2:58
A2 The Durutti Column Requiem For A Father 5:06
A3 The Durutti Column Katharine 5:26
A4 The Durutti Column Conduct 4:59
B1 The Durutti Column Beginning 1:37
B2 The Durutti Column Jazz 1:35
B3 The Durutti Column Sketch For Winter 2:22
B4 The Durutti Column Collette 2:20
B5 The Durutti Column In 'D' 2:25
AA1 Martin Hannett First Aspect Of The Same Thing
Written-By – Martin Hannett
AA2 Martin Hannett Second Aspect Of The Same Thing
Written-By – Martin Hannett

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Factory Records
  • Copyright (c) – Factory Records
  • Published By – Movement Of 24th January
  • Recorded At – Cargo Studios
  • Mixed At – Strawberry Studios
  • Mastered At – The Sound Clinic
  • Pressed By – Lyntone Recordings Ltd. – LYN 7561
  • Pressed By – WEA Records Pressing Plant, West Drayton


  • Artwork [Uncredited] – Anthony H. Wilson
  • Bass – Pete Crooks
  • Drums – Toby*
  • Electronics [Switches] – Martin Hannet*
  • Engineer – Chris Nagle, John Brierley
  • Guitar, Written-By – Vini Reilly
  • Plated By – EG*
  • Producer – Martin Hannet*


First issue housed in a sleeve made of sandpaper and with flexi-disc.

The sandpaper cover comes in various editions (3,600 editions altogether):
1. With spray-painted FACT 14 in black
2. With spray-painted FACT 14 in white
3. With spray-painted title in black
4. Without spray-paint

Recorded over three days in August 1979 on 8-track equipment at Cargo, Rochdale.
Mixed at Strawberry, Stockport.
Published by Movement of 24th. January Music.
A Factory Records Product
℗© 1979

Thanks also to Gammer for his melody and Rowbotham, Reid and Debord for the marketing concept.

It was Tony Wilson who had the idea for the cover, following Situationist Guy Debord's book "Mémoires" also wrapped in sandpaper to destroy the adjacent books. Gammer refers to N.H. Gammer, founder of Gammer And His Familiars, Reilly's first band. Rowbotham refers to Dave Rowbotham, the former DC founder and guitarist. Reid refers to Jamie Reid, who apparently wanted to title the first Sex Pistols album "Where's the Durutti Column?"

The covers were assembled by Joy Division, A Certain Ratio and others. While Ian Curtis did the glueing, the other members of Joy Division watched a porn movie in the same room.

In 'D' is in fact another version of Sketch For Winter.

Reissued in July 1980 with a black picture sleeve but without flexi.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - variation 1): FACT 14 4 PBG A1 F̶A̶C̶T̶ ̶1̶4̶ ̶A̶1̶ SOUND CLINIC EG S-4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - variation 1): FACT 1̶4̶ ̶B̶1̶ 14 PBG B1 EG S-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - variation 2): FACT 14 4 PBG A1 SOUND CLINIC EG S-6
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - variation 2): FACT 14 PBG B1 EG S-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - variation 3): W-2 FACT 14 4PBG A1 SOUND CLINIC EG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - variation 3): S-4 FACT 1̶4̶ ̶B̶1̶ 14PBG B1 EG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - variation 4): FACT 14 4PBG A1 W1 SOUND CLINIC EG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - variation 4): S-6 FACT 14PBG B1 EG
  • Matrix / Runout (Flexi): LYN 7561

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
FACT 14 The Durutti Column The Return Of The Durutti Column ‎(LP, Album, Promo, W/Lbl) Factory FACT 14 UK 1980
FACOZ 1002 The Durutti Column The Return Of The Durutti Column ‎(LP, Album, W/Lbl) GAP Records FACOZ 1002 Australia 1981
23JAL-1 The Durutti Column The Return Of The Durutti Column ‎(LP, Album) Factory, Japan Record 23JAL-1 Japan 1984
VSCD9712 The Durutti Column The Return Of The Durutti Column ‎(CD, Album, Pap) Vivid Sound Corporation VSCD9712 Japan 2011
VSCD9715 The Durutti Column The Return Of The Durutti Column ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RM, Pap) Vivid Sound Corporation VSCD9715 Japan 2011

I have had a copy since 1982. This has the title in silver with identical layout/spacing to the black paint version. Is it likely to be a fake?

Scoreboard Bleeding
There's at least copies with white stencil, I wouldn't doubt another color exists unless it's a fact only black and white exist. I do not doubt though that someone would stencil a copy on their own for whatever purpose.

My vinyl has the Raoul Dufy cover and the following runouts:Side A:W-2 FACT 14 4PBG A1 FACT 14 [then something illegible] SOUND CLINIC EG['FACT 14' is crossed-out]Side B:S-4 FACT 14 B 14PBG B1 EG['14 B' is crossed-out]Discogs lists something like this as matrix/runout "variation 3" of the sandpaper-covered version:https://www.discogs.com/The-Durutti-Column-The-Return-Of-The-Durutti-Column/release/807151but presumably my copy proves that some copies of "variation 3" came with the Dufy cover? I can't see this combination on Discogs; should it be added?

The last CD edition of "The Return Of The Durutti Column" by Factory Benelux, finally explains the complete mess of the side2 tracklist in many releases of this album:http://factorybenelux.com/the_return_of_the_durutti_column_fbn114cd.htmlhttp://www.discogs.com/Durutti-Column-The-Return-Of-The-Durutti-Column/release/5674888"Beginning" is the 1:37 track B1 of the first and third UK pressing, shifted as track 5 in the second pressing.Track B1 of the second pressing, lasting 2:37, is an "Untitled" track.This is the original side 2 tracklist of first and third pressing:B1. Beginning 1:37B2. Jazz 1:38B3. Sketch for Winter 2:25B4. Collette 2:21B5. In 'D' 2:31This is the tracklist of the second UK pressing (maybe a wrong matrix?) used also for some foreign editions (ie Italy and Japan):B1. (Untitled) 2:25B2. Jazz 1:39B3. Sketch for Winter 2:25B4. Collette 2:23B5. Beginning 1:40B6. In 'D' 2:26From the Factory Benelux page: "This new 2014 edition on Factory Benelux includes the 9 tracks included on the first Factory pressing, as well as all six 6 tracks which formed side two of the rare second pressing (tracks 14 to 19).""In 'D'" is actually a different mix of "Sketch For Winter", and the label of side 2 is the same for both pressing.All this has produced a total confusion about the real titles of some tracks, both in LP and CD reprints, reissues, remasters...---------------P.S:AAARRRGGHHH!I've seen that the vinyl edition published by Factory Benelux, give the title "Beginning" to the track named "Untitled" in the CD!http://www.discogs.com/Durutti-Column-The-Return-Of-The-Durutti-Column/release/5239211While in the CD "Beginning" is the short track B1 of the first and third original vinyl pressings.The nightmare continue... :-(

The Italian edition has 10 tracks, featuring a new (untitled) track as B1 and durations of 1:37 for Beginning and 2:25 for In 'D' (= Sketch For Winter (Version)) but only In 'D' is credited.

Like nothing that could have been anticipated this album captures the essence of something that falls outside of rock or jazz. It's its own thing and I can still listen to it 30 years later without any loss of integrity to the original musical ideas and spirit that Vini and Martin laid down. If they gave me one album to play during my last meal this would be it.

Beautiful limpid electric guitar work, mostly single note runs rather than chordal. Little bit of jazz guitar and brazillian bossa influence, Vini must have heard Bola Sete before this. Well accented with effects such as echoplex and reverb, good production by Hannett which adds just enough to colour the sound and lifts it above being just another pleasant solo guitar record.