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The Durutti Column \ Circuses and Bread [FBN 154 / CD]

Factory Benelux presents expanded 2xLP and CD editions of Circuses and Bread, the sixth studio album by Manchester ensemble The Durutti Column. Originally released by Factory Benelux in 1986, the album has now been newly remastered with 6 bonus tracks including Italian EP Greetings 3.

The vinyl version is a 2xLP set pressed on black vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve.

Vinyl (2xLP) tracklist:

A1. For Pauline
A2. Tomorrow
A3. Dance II
A4. For Hilary
A5. Street Fight
B1. Royal Infirmary
B2. Black Horses
B3. Dance I
C1. Blind Elevator Girl - Osaka
C2. The Aftermath
C3. Our Lady of the Angels (Stu James Mix)
D1. Florence Sunset
D2. All That Love and Maths Can Do
D3. San Giovanni Dawn
D4. For Friends In Italy

CD tracklist:

1. For Pauline
2. Tomorrow
3. Dance II
4. For Hilary
5. Street Fight
6. Royal Infirmary
7. Black Horses
8. Dance I
9. Blind Elevator Girl - Osaka
10. All That Love and Maths Can Do
11. Florence Sunset
12. San Giovanni Dawn
13. For Friends In Italy
14. The Aftermath
15. Our Lady of the Angels (Stu James Mix)

Available as a 2xLP set, CD, and digital (MP3). Digital version follows CD tracklist. To order any format 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 for other payment methods (including tracked delivery).

Circuses and Bread [FBN 154]
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"Circuses & Bread finds Reilly again constructing layers of repetitive guitar figures with varying mixtures of other ingredients - drums, viola, piano, vocals, horns, sound effects - to help differentiate the tracks. In two groundbreaking tracks, Hilary is the loudest, most aggressive thing he has ever recorded, while Royal Infirmary, a sombre mood piece played on piano and punctuated by the sound of rifle fire, has no guitar at all" (Trouser Press)

"Accompanying single Tomorrow is just fine, and like all the best Durutti Column weaves itself around the mind, slips in and out of the heart, and still has a sliver of edge to it that never really makes it 'easy' to listen to. Vini Reilly is a great man" (NME, 05/1986)

"A prevailing humanity pulses throughout this dry-run for the baroque, orchestral insularity of Without Mercy" (Plan B, 03/2008)

"On this 1985 set Reilly's attempts to break his trademark delicacy are little short of thrilling. Comes with a raft of extra tracks. 4 stars" (Record Collector, 04/2008)

"Vini Reilly produces a wistful sound amidst the experimentation, with Tomorrow and Blind Elevator Girl standing out" (SubCulture, 03/2008)

"Like many of the band's records from around this time, it covers a lot of ground, from intricately orchestrated instrumentals and delicate songs to more abstract tracks that must have been a huge influence on Disco Inferno and Bark Psychosis. The album is rounded out by ten worthwhile bonus tracks, half of which are previously unreleased" (Exclaim!, 09/2008)