RSD: Factory Benelux presents a clear vinyl edition of Short Stories for Pauline, the ‘lost’ fourth album by cult Manchester group The Durutti Column. Limited to just 500 copies, this special edition for Record Store Day 2017 also features a new cover image by photographer Mark Warner.
Originally recorded by Vini Reilly in Brussels in 1983, the 14 track album features several key Durutti works including College, A Room in Southport and (best of all) Duet. Recorded with Tuxedomoon viola player Blaine L. Reininger, this poignant instrumental proved - ironically – to be the downfall of the album, after Factory founder (and Durutti manager) Tony Wilson insisted that Duet form the basis of an entire neo-classical album. As a result, Duet became Without Mercy in 1984, and Short Stories for Pauline was shelved.
Other guest musicians on the album include drummer Alain Lefebvre, harpist Anne van den Troost and sax player Eric Sleichim.
Just 500 copies of the clear vinyl 2017 edition will be pressed. Purchasers can also redeem a free digital version.
A1. At First Sight A2. Duet A3. College A4. Invitations A5. Destroy, She Said A6. Model A7. Journeys By Vespa
B1. Take Some Time Out B2. A Silence B3. Mirror A B4. Cocktail B5. Telephone Call B6. Mirror B
B7. A Room in Southport