1987 album plus live from Bottom Line club in New York City in October 1987, along with two further live tracks taped at the WOMAD festival in August 1988. Also available as an expanded 3CD set.
Factory Benelux presents an expanded 3xCD deluxe edition of The Guitar and Other Machines, the sixth studio album by Manchester ensemble The Durutti Column, originally released by Factory Records in 1987.The origin of ‘The Guitar and Other Machines’ was the Christmas present given by Factory founder Tony Wilson to Durutti mainman Vini Reilly in 1985. “He gave me another kick and bought me a load of electronic instruments,” revealed Reilly at the time. “I never dreamt of getting into this electronic thing, and I struggled and fought and stayed up til half seven in the morning and really worked on it. I know that Tony’s got this vision and I persevered. And I found a way of using a sequencer that isn’t like New Order – it’s my way, and it’s my music.”
Produced by Stephen Street (The Smiths; Morrissey), the album also features percussionist Bruce Mitchell and viola player John Metcalfe. Remastered in 2017, this new FBN edition restores all three bonus tracks included on the original Factory CD, being experimental pieces written and recorded with Jez Kerr and Simon Topping of A Certain Ratio.
Disc 2 is an in-concert recording of the band taped at the famous Bottom Line club in New York City in October 1987, along with two further live tracks taped at the WOMAD festival in August 1988. The 3xCD set also contains the album with the 3 bonus tracks from the original Factory CD and associated recordings, including the rare Greetings 3 EP and much more.