Live At The Venue:
Digitally re-mastered from vinyl all copies have a free compact disc rather than download codes packaged in new artwork and design from the mancunian direction of Trevor Johnson.
The show musically covers work from the then contemporary albums ‘return of...’ and ‘LC’ along with tracks later to appear on ‘Another Setting’ and ‘Without Mercy’.
At the time, the band were approached after the show by a well-known live recordings dealer, who was interested in putting out an album based on the desk mix he had ‘acquired’ without any knowledge of the band. Intrigued, the group agreed to meet him at the venue of his choice, a Mayfair Hotel, where he arrived in his crème Rolls Royce.
A deal was struck on a napkin to release only 4000 copies, with Vini having full control over the choice of the Mark Warner artwork.
Amigos Em Portugal:
"a beautiful insight from Reilly’s travels" Sounds.
Digitally re-mastered from vinyl, this is a limited re-release of the hard to find Import ‘AMIGOS EM PORTUGAL’.
‘Amigos’ released first time originally in 1983 is a pre-cursor to one of the great Durutti Column albums ‘ Without Mercy’.
Recorded in only a couple of days – such is always the case with Vini Reilly - the album allegedly was supposed to be a single or extended play but the newly formed Portuguese label had the tapes and different ideas! Vini was just enjoying the tape time, playing many of his current ‘work in progress’ pieces.
These sketches later became part of the Tony Wilson classical experiment made with Northern College Music degree students, ’Without Mercy’.
Most of the tracks here have a beautiful fragility whether just solo guitar instrumentals ‘Estoril a Noire’ or piano pieces such as ‘Wheels Turning’ or the piano loop from ‘Without Mercy ‘ ‘Favourite descending intervals’.
Yes…… the times when Vini played piano….. the years before he believed he was ‘an awful and discombobulated pianist’ in his own words ….