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Repress of the anthology of highlights from the lengthy career of Vini Reilly. Includes selections from The Return of the Durutti Column, LC, Another Setting, Short Stories for Pauline, Without Mercy, Circuses and Bread, The Guitar and Other Machines, Vini Reilly, Obey the Time, Treatise on the Steppenwolf and A Paean to Wilson. “The Durutti Column was Tony’s baby,” says Durutti mainman Vini Reilly. “We were the first act signed up to his Factory club night, and the first band signed to Factory Records. Tony became my mentor, somebody to look up to. He was a very tough character, yet he was very gentle. He had many sides. The biggest arguments with Tony were that he wanted to stop me singing with my schoolboy lyrics and my dreadful voice.”

Reilly’s music remains resolutely unclassifiable, and sounds better and better with each passing year. “Don’t listen to the form,” he insists, “listen to the content. Don't listen to the style, the tradition, the technique, just the content of the music. Then judge. People say The Durutti Column is this or that. I don’t care so long as we make good music. There's so much good music around. Don't bother with form. Just enjoy.”


Sketch For Summer 2:59
Conduct 5:14
Lips That Would Kiss 3:49
For Belgian Friends 5:23
Danny 3:38
Messidor 2:32
The Beggar (Live) 4:36
Prayer 3:25
Mercy Theme (Duet) 2:30
Estoril A Noite 2:52
College 3:28
All That Love And Maths Can Do 3:35
Pauline 2:45
Arpeggiator 4:03
Catos Con Guantes 8:41
Otis 4:15
Love No More 2:47
My Country 2:59
Home 5:38
Art And Freight 2:32
My Only Love 6:48
A Beautiful Thought (Pt 1) 3:45
The Title On The Cover 3:27
Bruce 4:54
The Missing Boy 6:38
Anthony (Favourite Descending Intervals) 3:51
A Paean To Wilson I: Or Are You Just A Technician? 0:56
A Paean To Wilson II: Chant 10:33
A Paean To Wilson IX: Darkness Here 2:28
Glimpse 4:25
Detail For Annik (Live) 2:48
Sketch For Summer (Live) 3:29
Requiem For A Father (Live) 5:44