The Return of the Durutti Column
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|The Return of the Durutti Column|
Original sandpaper sleeve by Tony Wilson
|Studio album by The Durutti Column|
|Recorded||August 1979 at Cargo Studios, Rochdale, England|
|The Durutti Column chronology|
Second edition sleeve by Steve Horsfall
The initial two thousand copies also included a flexi-disc single with two tracks by producer Martin Hannett: "First Aspect of the Same Thing" and "Second Aspect of the Same Thing".
The original 3600 LP sleeves were notably made of coarse sandpaper, designed to scratch LPs which were placed on either side of it. The sleeves were assembled by members of the bands and label-mates Joy Division and A Certain Ratio. A regular printed sleeve for later copies was designed by Steve Horsfall. Some later pressings featured a sixth (untitled) track on side two.
"Sketch for Summer"/"Sketch for Winter" was released as a single (Gap Records SFA-491) in Australia, with a sleeve by Andrew Penhallow of Gap.
In 2013 a modified version was issued as a vinyl album by Factory Benelux (FBN-114) with a single sheet of glasspaper tipped to the inner sleeve, visible through a die-cut in the front cover. The die-cut took the form of the original Factory logo designed by Peter Saville. On this edition the Hannett tracks were included on a bonus 7-inch single on hard vinyl.
All written by Vini Reilly.
- Side A
- "Sketch for Summer"
- "Requiem for a Father"
- Side B
- "Sketch for Winter"
- "In 'D'"
- Bonus flexi-disc
- "First Aspect of the Same Thing"
- "Second Aspect of the Same Thing"
- The Durutti Column
- Additional personnel
- Martin Hannett – production
- Chris Nagle – engineering
- John Brierley – engineering
- Anthony H. Wilson – sleeve artwork (uncredited)