RSD: Factory Benelux presents an expanded vinyl edition of Another Setting, the third studio album by cult Manchester ensemble The Durutti Column, issued in a limited edition of 800 copies for Record Store Day on 21 April 2018.
Another Setting was recorded in 1983 at Strawberry Studio, Stockport with production by Chris Nagle, a favourite engineer of Martin Hannett. The 11 track album contains several acknowledged Durutti classics, notably haunting instrumental Prayer (burnished with cor anglais by Maunagh Fleming) and The Beggar, probably the closest Vini Reilly has edged to rock music. Elsewhere, Smile in the Crowd would be covered by Depeche Mode mainman Martin Gore on his 1989 solo project Counterfeit.
This new vinyl remaster also includes non-album single I Get Along Without You Very Well, a bittersweet Hoagy Carmichael cover sung by Lindsay Reade, the former wife of Factory foreman Tony Wilson.
The second disc is a previously unreleased live show taped at the Pandora’s Box Festival in Rotterdam on 4 September 1983, featuring eight tracks performed by Vini Reilly and Bruce Mitchell. This second disc is pressed on clear vinyl.
The 2018 edition of Another Setting is packaged in a gatefold sleeve printed on white reverse board, restoring the original cover artwork by Mark Farrow with cover paintings by Jackie Williams.
A1. Prayer A2. Response A3. Bordeaux A4. For a Western A5. The Beggar A6. Francesca
B1. Smile In the Crowd B2. You’ve Heard It Before B3. Dream of a Child B4. Second Family
B5. Spent Time
C1. Sketch for (live) C2. Sketch for (live) C3. Conduct (live) C4. Pauline (live) C5. Jacqueline (live)
D1. Stains (live) D2. Estoril a Noite (live) D3. The Beggar (live) D4. I Get Along Without You Very Well