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The Durutti Column \ Circuses & Bread [LTMCD 2510]

Circuses & Bread is the fifth album by The Durutti Column. Originally released by Factory Benelux in April 1986, it features nine tracks written and performed by Vini Reilly together with drummer Bruce Mitchell.

This expanded edition features nine bonus tracks, including compilation album tracks Verbier and The Aftermath, as well as five previously unreleased tracks from long-lost 1983 album Short Stories For Pauline. The bonus material also includes 1983 single I Get Along Without You Very Well, a Hoagy Carmichael cover sung by Lindsay Reade and dedicated to her former husband, Tony Wilson.

The booklet restores the original cover design by 8VO.

CD tracklist

1. Pauline
2. Tomorrow
3. Dance II
4. Hilary
5. Street Fight
6. Royal Infirmary
7. Black Horses
8. Dance I
9. Blind Elevator Girl (Osaka)
10. All That Love & Maths Can Do
11. I Get Along Without You Very Well
12. Verbier (For Patti)
13. The Aftermath
14. A Silence
15. Cocktail
16. Telephone Call
17. Mirror A
18. Mirror B

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"Circuses & Bread finds Reilly again constructing layers of repetitive guitar figures with varying mixtures of other ingredients - drums, viola, piano, vocals, horns, sound effects - to help differentiate the tracks. In two groundbreaking tracks, Hilary is the loudest, most aggressive thing he has ever recorded, while Royal Infirmary, a sombre mood piece played on piano and punctuated by the sound of rifle fire, has no guitar at all" (Trouser Press)

"Accompanying single Tomorrow is just fine, and like all the best Durutti Column weaves itself around the mind, slips in and out of the heart, and still has a sliver of edge to it that never really makes it 'easy' to listen to. Vini Reilly is a great man" (NME, 05/1986)

"A prevailing humanity pulses throughout this dry-run for the baroque, orchestral insularity of Without Mercy" (Plan B, 03/2008)

"On this 1985 set Reilly's attempts to break his trademark delicacy are little short of thrilling. Comes with a raft of extra tracks. 4 stars" (Record Collector, 04/2008)

"Vini Relly produces a wistful sound amidst the experimentation, with Tomorrow and Blind Elevator Girl standing out" (SubCulture, 03/2008)

"Like many of the band's records from around this time, it covers a lot of ground, from intricately orchestrated instrumentals and delicate songs to more abstract tracks that must have been a huge influence on Disco Inferno and Bark Psychosis. The album is rounded out by ten worthwhile bonus tracks, half of which are previously unreleased" (Exclaim!, 09/2008)