LC (album)

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Studio album by The Durutti Column
Released November 1981
Genre Post-punk, dream pop
Length 41:30
Label Factory
Producer Stewart Pickering, Vini Reilly
The Durutti Column chronology
The Return of the Durutti Column
(1980)The Return of the Durutti Column1980
Another Setting
(1983)Another Setting1983

LC is the second studio album by English band The Durutti Column. It was released in November 1981 through Manchester record label Factory.


The album was the first to feature drummer and percussionist Bruce Mitchell. The song "The Missing Boy" is a tribute to songwriter Vini Reilly's friend and label-mate Ian Curtis of Joy Division, who committed suicide in the previous year.


LC was released in November 1981.

It was reissued in January 2013 on the reactivated Factory Benelux as a double-CD package.[1]

Track listing

All tracks written by Vini Reilly.

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Sketch for Dawn (1)" 5:15
2. "Portrait for Frazier" 3:32
3. "Jaqueline" 2:18
4. "Messidor" 2:32
5. "Sketch for Dawn (2)" 4:34
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Never Known" 6:46
2. "The Act Committed" 5:03
3. "Detail for Paul" 2:00
4. "The Missing Boy" 6:35
5. "The Sweet Cheat Gone" 2:49

2013 track listing

The 2013 reissue includes the Sordide Sentimental single "Danny"/"Enigma", the Deux Triangles 12" (the original FBN-10) the tracks on A Factory Quartet, Crépuscule compilation album tracks, and demo versions of tracks from LC.[1]

Disc one
  1. "Sketch for Dawn (1)"
  2. "Portrait for Frazier"
  3. "Jaqueline"
  4. "Messidor"
  5. "Sketch for Dawn (2)"
  6. "Never Known"
  7. "The Act Committed"
  8. "Detail for Paul"
  9. "The Missing Boy"
  10. "The Sweet Cheat Gone"
  11. "Danny"
  12. "Enigma"
  13. "For Mimi"
  14. "For Belgian Friends"
  15. "Self-Portrait"
  16. "Favourite Painting"
  17. "Zinni"
Disc two
  1. "Mavuchka"
  2. "Experiment in Fifth"
  3. "Portrait for Paul"
  4. "The Act Committed"
  5. "Portrait for Frazier"
  6. "Never Known"
  7. "Untitled LC Demo"
  8. "For Patti"
  9. "Weakness and Fever"
  10. "The Eye and the Hand"
  11. "Party"
  12. "One Christmas for Your Thoughts"
  13. "Hommage to Martinů"
  14. "Sleep Will Come"
  15. "Piece for an Ideal"
  16. "Piece of Out of Tune Grand Piano"


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]

AllMusic wrote, "As great as Return is, this is perhaps even better, signaling a full flowering of [Vini] Reilly's talents throughout the album."[2]

Brian Eno claimed Reilly's album LC as his all-time favourite album[3]


The Durutti Column
Additional personnel
  • Stewart Pickering – production
  • EG – mastering
  • Les Thompson – sleeve design
  • GYL – sleeve artwork
  • Jackie Williams – sleeve painting
  • John Nichols – sleeve photography


  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ a b Raggett, Ned. "LC – The Durutti Column : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Taylor, Paul (25 April 2003). "Durutti Column man speaks out". CityLife – M.E.N. Media. Archived from the original on 7 August 2011. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 

External links

[4] Taylor, Paul (25 April 2003). "Durutti Column man speaks out". CityLife – M.E.N. Media. Archived from the original on 7 August 2011. Retrieved 28 August 2011.

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