The Durutti Column - A Paean To Wilson (2010)
2xCD EAC-FLAC-IMG + CUE + LOG : 565 MB | MP3-320 : 287 MB | Scans Included
Art Rock, Experimental, Indie Rock | Kooky Records: Kookydisc 29/1, 29/2
Perhaps unavoidably, this double-disc album from The Durutti Column isn't an entirely consistent affair, yet it almost certainly harbours some of the group's finest material in years. In fact, Vini Reilly's guitar has seldom sounded better, whether he's artfully traipsing though classical figures on 'Catos Revisited' or shredding through 'Requiem', he sounds like a man possessed. As far as negatives go, there's an ill-advised take on Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On' encoded in 'Brother', but given how many positives there are to take from this album, the shortcomings seem eminently forgivable. On this occasion, Reilly, Mitchell et al aren't really the stars of their own record - A Paean To Wilson is of course a dedication to the late Factory Records founder Tony Wilson, and it proves to be an incredibly touching tribute, with an abundance of marvellous instrumental material scattered throughout.