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An expanded 2021 double vinyl gatefold edition (on blue and silver vinyl) of Sex and Death, produced by Stephen Street.
The 11th studio album by The Durutti Column (Vini Reilly and Bruce Mitchell), guest performances come from John Metcalfe, Ruth-Ann Boyle, Martin Jackson (Magazine) and Peter Hook.
Originally released on CD only in 1995, the album has now been remastered with several bonus tracks. Features liner notes including interview material with Vini.
"The music of Durutti Column is always a trip into Utopian genius." - Total Guitar
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The writing and recording of Sex And Death closed an uncertain period for Vini Reilly and the group following the collapse of Factory Records in 1992. Factory founder Tony Wilson remained in post as manager of the band, but Sex And Death would be the band's last album with producer Stephen Street, famed for his work with Morrissey, The Smiths and Blur.
Writer and master guitarist Vini Reilly remained philosophical. “People say the Durutti Column is this or that. I don’t care, so long as we make good music. There’s screaming feedback on some tracks, heavy metal guitar, Spanish picking. It’s not just this ethereal trip. Don’t listen to the form, never listen to the form. Listen to the content.”
All 5 bonus tracks on the vinyl edition are previously unreleased, having been retrieved from a long-lost DAT demo tape located in Tony Wilson’s personal archive.
Re-mastered by Peter Beckmann at Technology Works.
2. The Rest of My Life
3. For Colette
4. The Next Time
1. Beautiful Lies
2. My Irascible Friend
3. Believe In Me
1. Where I Should Be
3. Madre Mio
4. Blue Period
5. War Torn
1. Picking Guitar for the Shrimp
2. The Celestial Bar
3. Jumble Drums, Growling Bass and the Whammy Bar
4. For Cameron de la Isla