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The Durutti Column | Short Stories For Pauline

Factory Benelux presents the belated release of Short Stories For Pauline, the legendary 'lost' fourth album by cult Manchester group The Durutti Column.
Originally recorded by Vini Reilly in Brussels for Factory Benelux in 1983, the 14 track album features several exquisite pieces including College, A Room In Southport and, most notably, Duet. Recorded with Tuxedomoon viola player Blaine L. Reininger, this poignant instrumental proved -ironically- to be the downfall of the album, after Factory director (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.
Although individual tracks have appeared on several compilations, notably highbrow Crepuscule collection Hommage A Marguerite Duras, this limited edition vinyl release is the first time the original FBN 36 album has appeared in its entirety. Bearing the original catalogue number, and with new artwork prepared with the help of Crepuscule designer Benoit Hennebert, this remastered vinyl-only edition in 2012 is a must for Vini and Factory collectors alike, and a priceless addition to the Durutti canon. Just 1000 copies of the album (with digital download) were pressed worldwide.
A 2xCD version is available as (FBN 36CD).

| tracklist
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


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