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Sunday, 11 March 2012


While revisiting this Durutti Column’s work i thought that one of the essential tasks should be to discover a little more about the song “Sara e Tristana” that was a little far more personal to one of the major “architects” of this piece of art. You can listen to the music on the video list at the blog, it’s the opening theme.
Being so, and used the actual social tool i went down through my Facebook account and soon i discovered Tristana. She was lovely, since she answered my questions promptly and together we’ve created this piece of dialogue that you can read bellow.


    What meant to you and at what part of your life you thought about this – having a song
    named after you and your sister as a dedication from a great musician as Vini Reilly?


Well, music is linked to my life since the early days. It came to my attention later in my life although our father used to show us since we were children. Our dad, was always a box full of surprises and being addicted to good music, feeling it his own genius way only could have ended like that, bringing Vini to Portugal and get him to record with Fundação Atlântica. We’ve been very lucky, first because the music is genial and secondly because Vini Reilly is a great musician and we fell in his grace when we were kids and of course because our father that included us on this awesome project.


Have you met the band in person ever?


No, he was in Portugal for a short time. He “met” us by photo, that’s the main reason for that song’s name.


Surely your father told you both what was behind the songs name, right?
Can you share it with us?


Sure! My father met them in the Manchester. Me and my sister Sara born in England and he invited them to record a single here in Portugal. 

Vini came and recorded a hole album, a great record in my opinion. He wrote the songs and show them to my father and said that the song now called “Sara e Tristana” remembered him about his two daughters and show Vini a photo and, that’s it, in my (suspicious) opinion this is the best track from the record.

This record was a magnificent friends project. The sleeve was written by my father and inside there’s also a picture. The label was created by great friends all of them genius in their own way.


And folks, one more step concluded in this journey dedicated to discover a little more about this record, created almost thirty years ago. I’m pretty sure convinced that in fact, this was a work of art, created between great friends……Amigos em Portugal.

I would like to thank Tristana for her sympathy and quick feedback to my questions.

P.s Sorry about the layout but this blogger is getting harder to work with pals!