The Durutti Column 'Domo Arigato' 2xLP + 7"
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. A digital copy of this v2.0 mix is also included.
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.
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
Disc 3 (7” single)
A1. Love Fading B1. For Noriko
Catalogue number: FBN52
Label: Factory Benelux