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  • Audio CD (October 2, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: 1972
  • ASIN: B008YX9RWM
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,094,360 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Sketch for Dawn (1)
2. Portrait for Frazer
3. Jacqueline
4. Messidor
5. Sketch for Dawn (2)
6. Never Known
7. The Act Committed
8. Detail for Paul
9. The Missing Boy
10. The Sweet Cheat Gone

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After debut album The Return of the Durutti Column was released, Vini Reilly decided to record its follow-up himself on a four-track cassette deck at home. Teaming up with drummer and fellow Manchester native Bruce Mitchell, the second Durutti Column album LC (named after Lotta Continua, a far-left radical Italian group) was another inspired musical collaboration. Though self-produced, the album retained traces of Reilly s earlier work with Martin Hannett. This second set of evocative electric guitar compositions features a melding of Reilly s urbane, contemplative style with Mitchell s crisp, deliberate drumming. LC opens with Sketch for Dawn (1) , incorporating Reilly s unadorned spoken / sung vocals. The duo syncs up perfectly on album highlights such as the up-tempo Jacqueline, the intimate Messidor, and The Missing Boy, a tribute to Reilly s friend Ian Curtis of Joy Division. As equally powerful and in some ways better than the Durutti Column s debut, LC expands on the emotional promise of that album by continuing to transcend genre while offering a more song-oriented and accessible take on an increasingly unique approach to composition. It s an understated and inspiring masterpiece from the pre-shoegaze guitar maestro.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Price on February 21, 2013
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Bright & sunny ("Portrait For Frazier", "Jacqueline", "The Act Committed"), Haunting ("Never Known", "Sketch For Dawn I & II"), the classic "The Missing Boy" and the nice addition of the Danny/Enigma 7" single tagged onto the end of the 1st disc.

There's also an Impressive 2nd disc full of 16 bonus tracks and album demos! Standout bonus tracks for me are the playful "Party", "One Christmas For Your Thoughts", "Mavuchka", "Weakness and Fever" and the demo version of "Never Known" (Vini's vocals are vaguely audible and buried deep below the guitar and C-78 drum machine).

Even though "Experiment In Fifth" (one of my favorite 'sketches') and "Sleep Will Come" were already included on the now out of print Factory Too reissue of Return of The Durutti Column, it's great to see these included on this release.

It baffles me that on a technical and creative level, Vini Reilly is not as well known as he should be. But then I need to remind myself that he is not in the business of selling records; What he does is make truly beautiful art that transcends hype and fame. I'm just happy to see Durutti Column albums like this one staying in print. SUPPORT A TRUE ARTIST, BUY THIS ALBUM!
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