A Certain Ratio - ACR Loco Editions Bundle - A Certain Ratio

A Certain Ratio - ACR Loco Editions Bundle

Purchase all four ACR Loco edition limited edition white LP reissues and get 15% off.

ACR Loco Editions are The Graveyard and the Ballroom, Sextet, I'd Like to See You Again, and To Each...

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    A Certain Ratio - The Graveyard and the Ballroom Limited Edition White LP

    This product is on pre-order and will be released Jan 15, 2021, 12:00:00 AM

    Mute are delighted to announce the reissue of The Graveyard and the Ballroom, the landmark 1980 debut from A Certain Ratio. This is one of four limited edition reissue pressings to commemorate the release of the new A Certain Ratio album ACR Loco. They will be available on limited edition white vinyl with black and white versions of the covers. The Graveyard and the Ballroom shows off A Certain Ratio’s legendary mix of angular, bass-heavy postpunk. Originally released in 1980 this album has been a collectors’ item ever since it’s initial release on cassette. A Certain Ratio was one of the first groups to sign to the legendary Factory Records in Manchester. Whilst many people credit New Order and The Happy Mondays as the groups who brought dance music into the sound of Manchester, it is in fact A Certain Ratio who were there in the beginning. Formed in 1978, the initial line-up comprised Simon Topping (vocals), Martin Moscrop (guitar and trumpet), Peter Terrell (tape loops) and Jeremy Kerr (bass). Their debut seven-inch “All Night Party” was Factory Records fifth release. Soon after this Donald Johnson joined on drums. Produced by Martin Hannett, The Graveyard and the Ballroom contains 14 tracks: 7 demo songs from a session recorded at Graveyard Studios in September 1979 and 7 songs from a gig at the Electric Ballroom in October 1979. The album captures A Certain Ratio at their best - raw, dark and funky and contains early versions of future classic tracks like “Do The Du” and “Flight”.

    1. Do The Du (casse) 2. Faceless
    2. Crippled Child
    3. Choir
    4. Flight
    5. I Fail
    6. Strain
    7. All Night Party
    8. Oceans
    9. The Choir
    10. The Fox
    11. Suspect
    12. Flight
    13. Genotype Phenotype
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    A Certain Ratio - To Each... Limited Edition White LP

    This product is on pre-order and will be released Jan 15, 2021, 12:00:00 AM

    Mute are delighted to announce the reissue of To Each..., the landmark 1981 album from A Certain Ratio. This is one of four limited edition reissue pressings to commemorate the release of the new A Certain Ratio album ACR Loco. They will be available on limited edition white vinyl with black and white versions of the covers. Originally released on Factory Records in 1981, and produced by legendary producer Martin Hannett, To Each... is A Certain Ratio’s post- punk masterpiece. Here is a haunting exploration of the dark crannies and corners that might be contained inside a jazz cathedral. On this album A Certain Ratio shed a lot of their early punkishness and focus on delivering tight, highly percussive funk grooves through Martin Hannett’s woozy psychedelic atmospherics. Here is funk for the mind, not the body. To Each... is full of classic A Certain Ratio tracks, with highlights including the live favorites “The Fox” and “Winter Hill”.

    1. Felch
    2. My Spirit
    3. Forced Laugh
    4. Choir
    5. Back To The Start
    6. The Fox
    7. Loss
    8. Oceans
    9. Winter Hill
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    A Certain Ratio - Sextet Limited Edition White LP

    This product is on pre-order and will be released Jan 15, 2021, 12:00:00 AM

    Mute are delighted to announce the reissue of Sextet, the 1982 album from A Certain Ratio. This is one of four limited edition reissue pressings to commemorate the release of the new A Certain Ratio album ACR Loco. They will be available on limited edition white vinyl with black and white versions of the covers. After singer Martha Tilson joined up to give trumpeter Simon Topping a break from his reluctant position as frontman, A Certain Ratio’s six-piece lineup recorded and self- produced their third album, released at the beginning of 1982. Thirty-eight years later, it still sounds like no other record: it’s either that era’s creepiest, boggiest dance album or its funkiest smear of brittle art-noise. A gorgeous mess, slumped against the back wall of the best dance club in town circa 1982. Featuring classic tracks “Knife Slits Water” and “Lucinda”, Sextet is the apex of A Certain Ratio’s weird relationship to pop—grasping at the mainstream with one hand, shoving it away with the other. The Quietus has called it “a visionary musical statement” and “arguably their greatest moment [...] Not since Public Image Limited’s dominant Metal Box had a band so seamlessly traversed such an unexpectedly broad musical landscape.”

    1. Lucinda
    2. Crystal
    3. Gum
    4. Knife Slits Water
    5. Skipscada
    6. Day One
    7. Rub Down
    8. Rialto
    9. Below The Canal
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    A Certain Ratio - I'd Like To See You Again Limited Edition White LP

    This product is on pre-order and will be released Jan 15, 2021, 12:00:00 AM

    Mute are delighted to announce the reissue of I’d Like To See You Again, the 1982 album from A Certain Ratio. This is one of four limited edition reissue pressings to commemorate the release of the new A Certain Ratio album ACR Loco. They will be available on limited edition white vinyl with black and white versions of the covers. Following the new wave classic Sextet, I’d Like to See You Again points toward a more minimal, stripped-down funk sound, influenced heavily by the New York club scene of the early ‘80s in which A Certain Ratio immersed themselves following their formation in Manchester. The departure of vocalist Martha Tilson left the band working in a more rhythmic instrumental approach, eschewing the pop forms of Sextet and focusing on a harder electro-funk sound. The fact that this album fared well on the dancefloor some 20 years after its release may indicate that A Certain Ratio was ahead of their time. Their influence could be heard cropping up in strains of the Brit-pop, techno, post-rock, and house of the late ‘90s. I’d Like to See You Again is an album that deserves a revisit.

    1. Touch
    2. Saturn
    3. Hot Knights
    4. I’d Like To See You Again
    5. Showcase
    6. Sesamo Apriti - Corco Vada
    7. Axis
    8. Guess Who?