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The Durutti Column \ Short Stories For Pauline [FBN 36 CD]


Remastered vinyl and CD editions of Short Stories For Pauline, the long-lost fourth album by The Durutti Column recorded for Factory Benelux in Brussels in November 1983, with guest musicians including Blaine L. Reininger, Alain Lefebvre and Anne van den Troost.

Shelved after Durutti manager Tony Wilson decided to expand Duet as an entire album (Without Mercy) the following year, Pauline remained unreleased for three decades. The album is now available as a 2xCD set with Live in Bruxelles 3/8/1981 as a bonus disc, and on blue coloured vinyl with a different cover portrait by Mark Warner.


2xCD tracklist:

Disc 1

1. At First Sight
2. Duet
3. College
4. Invitations
5. Destroy, She Said
6. Model
7. Journeys By Vespa
8. Take Some Time Out
9. A Silence
10. Mirror A
11. Cocktail
12. Telephone Call
13. Mirror B
14. A Room in Southport

Disc 2 (live 3/8/1981)

1. Sketch for Dawn
2. Messidor
3. Jacqueline
4. Conduct
5. Sketch for Summer
6. Danny
7. Stains (Useless Body)
8. The Missing Boy
9. Self Portrait (Version)
10. For Belgian Friends
11. Vini Reilly interview


Vinyl + MP3 tracklist:

1. At First Sight
2. Duet
3. College
4. Invitations
5. Destroy, She Said
6. Model
7. Journeys By Vespa
8. Take Some Time Out
9. A Silence
10. Mirror A
11. Cocktail
12. Telephone Call
13. Mirror B
14. A Room in Southport


Available on vinyl, 2xCD and digital (MP3). Mailorder copies of the CD are delivered in special FBN slipcase. To order please select correct shipping option (UK, Europe or Rest of World) and click on Add To Cart button below cover image, or else contact FBN by email (including tracked shipping.

Short Stories For Pauline [FBN 36]
Short Stories For Pauline [FBN 36]
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Reviews:

"As always, it's largely instrumental; Duet formed the basis of the Without Mercy suite, while College boasts Reilly's trademark guitar chime. When they surface, Reilly's delightfully restrained vocals are a wonder, as on both Take Some Time Out and A Silence. With only 1,000 vinyl copies pressed, and stunning new artwork, it's a mercy that it's finally available' (Record Collector, 08/2012)

"Lost no longer, Short Stories finally stands proud with the rest of Reilly's work" (The Arts Desk, 09/2012)

"A gorgeous piece of work that further cements Vini Reilly's reputation as one of the shining lights not only of the Factory stable, but of the entire post-punk generation as a whole" (Other Music, 12/2012)

"A priceless addition to the Durutti canon" (Discussion, 02/2013)

"Duet is here in its perfect, short simplistic form and survives - eventually - as one of Reilly's most evocative compositions. It is accompanied by the level beauties of A Room In Southport, and the sweet, intoxicating Cocktail. That the album remained lost for so long serves to highlight the postulating relationship between Vini Reilly and Factory label boss Tony Wilson, whose A+R interferences could sometimes seem cumbersome" (The Quietus, 04/2013)