1 Mar 2008
Soundtrack of the Steppenwolf 
The soundtrack album by The Durutti Column to the Twelve Stars production of 'Treatise on The Steppenwolf' which had a limited run at the Glasgow Tramway in 2004 is set to finally come out on cd via LTM in September.

A release was mooted for May but this has been put back so as not to coincide with the release of the new Durutti Column album 'Sunlight to Blue, Blue to Blackness' on Kooky Records.

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Treatise on the Steppenwolf
LTMCD 2518

Tracklisting:

A Beautiful Thought (Pt 1)
Stupid Steppenwolf (Pt 1)
Stupid Steppenwolf (Pt 2)
The Mothers & the Fathers
A Wolf of the Steppes
Interlude
The Title on the Cover
Divided, Magic Theatre
Soul Track
Harry Dreams the Dream
A Beautiful Thought (Pt 2)
Lullaby (live)
Mello (live)

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A Certain Ratio

"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

- intro to ACR Biography by James Nice (LTM)

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