The Durutti Column

The Durutti Column was an English ethereal-pop/classical band from Manchester that released nine albums and assorted EPs on Factory between 1980 and 1990. The band was essentially a vehicle for musician–composer Vini Reilly, whose talents are also heard on mid-’80s releases by Anne Clark, Richard Jobson, and Quando Quango.

Members: Vini Reilly (guitar, piano, vocals), David Rowbotham (guitar, 1978), Chris Joyce (drums, 1978), Tony Bowers (bass, 1978), Phil Rainford (vocals, 1978), Colin Sharp (vocals, 1978), Martin Hannett (synthesizer, 1979), Donald Johnson (drums, 1980), Bruce Mitchell (drums, 1980-present), Tim Kellett (trumpet, 1984-86), John Metcalfe (viola, 1985-87)


The Return of The Durutti Column

The Durutti Column released their debut album, The Return of The Durutti Column, in January 1980 on Factory Records.


LC

The Durutti Column released their second album, LC, in November 1981 on Factory.


Deux Triangles (EP, 1982)


Another Setting

The Durutti Column released their third album, Another Setting, in August 1983 on Factory.


Amigos em Portugal (1983 • Durutti Column)


Without Mercy

The Durutti Column released their fourth album, Without Mercy, in December 1984 on Factory.


Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say (EP, 1985)


Greetings Three (EP, 1986)


Circuses and Bread

The Durutti Column released their fifth album, Circuses and Bread, in May 1986 on Factory.


The Guitar and Other Machines

The Durutti Column released their fifth album, The Guitar and Other Machines, in November 1987 on Factory.


Discography:

  • The Return of The Durutti Column (1980)
  • LC (1981)
  • Deux Triangles (EP, 1982)
  • Another Setting (1983)
  • Amigos em Portugal (1983 • Durutti Column)
  • Without Mercy (1984)
  • Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say (EP, 1985)
  • Greetings Three (EP, 1986)
  • Circuses and Bread (1986)
  • The Guitar and Other Machines (1987)
  • Vini Reilly (1989)

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