the first album from the durutti column. 'the return of the durutti column' from 1980 was a collaboration between reilly and producer martin hannett. initial copies featured a sleeve made of sandpaper (assembled by various factory associates, including joy division. this, like the name of the record, was inspired by a situationist joke, a book - guy debord's the society of the spectacle - with a sandpaper cover to destroy other books on the shelf. the music was unlike anything else being recorded by post-punk acts at the time - although reilly identified himself as a 'new wave' artist, the record contained nine gentle guitar instrumentals (later releases would occasionally feature reilly's soft and hesitant vocals). the music included elements from jazz, folk, classical music and rock. hannett's production included the addition of electronic rhythm and other effects, including birdsong sounds on 'sketch for summer'.