So…Kooky was, still is and always occasionally will be Alex and Phil or Phil and Alex.
We are sorry that it has been a while. Please do not think our love for the music of The Durutti Column has waned; any more than yours. As big fans it is great to announce that we will be releasing some more Durutti Column music over the next twelve months on vinyl.
Vinyl will be 180gm with anti-static inner sleeves. No download codes but we hope to add a CD version with the release.
All will be available in a limited vinyl colour runs but plenty to make it easy enough to get hold of one. The limited runs will be at the ‘indie’ shops ‘though and we buy from ‘proper’ people ourselves.
None of these will be Record Store Day releases. It just doesn’t work that well in getting one to those who want one.
Every penny goes to the band – Simple.
So that is all profits from digital and physical sales.
* Albums were previously only released on compact disc through Kooky.
Thank you for sticking with us. It means a lot. We have never taken your love and support for granted. We have never been away, just popped out.
More news to come…
Release Date: 04/08/2020
The first stand-alone vinyl single to be released by The Durutti Column this century will be released on Vini Reilly’s Birthday early August 2020. ‘Free From All The Chaos’, was originally on the CD release ‘Chronicle’ presented with the unreleased track ‘Number Three’, from the same sessions, also includes the voice of singer/songwriter Caoilfhionn Rose a collaborator with the band over the past five years.
A series of releases originally on the KOOKY imprint will be re-issued for the first time on vinyl, including the very limited CHRONICLE album. ‘Chronicle’ is a body of work commissioned from Vini Reilly as an autobiographical project concluding with a series of live shows.
It will be released for the first time in VINYL format later this year.
A limited run of 750 copies c/w a Trevor Johnson designed sleeve on crystal clear vinyl.
See below to order individually.
Released in 1983, label-owner Miguel met the band in the Manchester before subsequently inviting them to record a single in Portugal. As the story goes, Vini came and recorded a whole albums worth of material, which would be quickly developed into following releases. This was the pre-cursor to Without Mercy and it contains some beautiful little tunes and is highly under-rated and overlooked.
The original release was a soundboard recording of originally 4000 vinyl copies and a subsequent 1000 CD re-release on Kooky. “An interesting wheeler-dealer, involved in bootleg recordings at the time, arrived in his cream Rolls Royce at a Mayfair hotel restaurant that he had appointed. He brought cash and me and Vini scribbled out a contract and an agreement on a white napkin that had been surrounding Vini’s burnt bacon.