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The Durutti Column - Domo Arigato

Vinyl / 2xLP+7inch
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Double vinyl edition v2.0 mix + bonus 7" + digital copy.

Factory Benelux presents an expanded vinyl edition of Domo Arigato, the acclaimed live album by Manchester ensemble The Durutti Column, recorded in Tokyo in April 1985.

Domo Arigato followed on the heels of ambitious ‘modern classical’ album Without Mercy a year earlier, and saw composer/guitarist Vini Reilly and percussionist Bruce Mitchell augmented by John Metcalfe on viola and Tim Kellet on trumpet. Their show-cum-recital at the Kan’i Hoken Hall on 25 April was recorded digitally and filmed on two 35mm cameras. ‘Mixing down was fun,’ recalled Durutti manager/mentor Anthony H. Wilson. ‘We were on a flight out next morning so Nippon Columbia hired a mobile studio recording truck and we mixed from midnight to 6 a.m.’

In fact the group always considered this rather hurried mix imperfect, and therefore for this expanded 2017 reissue Factory Benelux have returned to the original soundboard tapes and remastered the performance, in the process restoring the original running order.

The deluxe gatefold package also includes a bonus 7” single, Dedications for Japan, originally released in a limited edition in 1984. This features two studio tracks, Love Fading and For Noriko, and reproduces the original picture sleeve.

Format Vinyl / 2xLP+7inch
Genre(s) New Wave, Artrock, Dreampop, Electro
Label Factory Benelux
Catalogue No. FBN 52
Release Date 26/05/2017
Barcode 708527071540
Country UK
  • A1 Sketch For Summer
  • A2 Sketch For Dawn
  • A3 Party
  • A4 Never Known
  • A5 Mercy Theme
  • A6 Pauline
  • B1 A Little Mercy
  • B2 Jacqueline
  • B3 Mercy Dance
  • C1 A Silence
  • C2 The Room
  • C3 E.E.
  • C4 Conduct
  • D1 Tomorrow
  • D2 The Beggar
  • D3 For Belgian Friends
  • D4 The Missing Boy
  • D5 Self Portrait
  • Bonus 7"
  • E1 Love Fading
  • E2 For Noriko
  • Recorded at Gotanda Kan'i Hoken Hall (Tokyo) on 25 April 1985.
  • Bonus 7” single, Dedications for Japan, originally released in a limited edition in 1984.

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