16 May 2005
ACR reissues now available from LTM 
Two new albums by A Certain Ratio are now available direct from LTM ahead of store release. They are LTMCD 2438 I'd Like To See You Again, a reissue of the classic third album, now replete with extra tracks and LTMCD 2443 A Certain Ratio Live 1980, a never-before-released live album featuring the original quintet of Donald Johnson, Jeremy Kerr, Martin Moscrop, Simon Topping and Peter Terrell (the same as on I'd Like To ...).

Tracklistings

I'd Like To See You Again

Touch, Saturn
Hot Knights
I'd Like to See You Again
Show Case
Sesamo Apriti - Corco Vada
Axis
Guess Who
Knife Slits Water (7")
Tumba Rhumba
I Need Someone Tonite
Guess Who (Remix)
Knife Slits Water (12")

Live 1980

Felch
Oceans
And Then Again
Loss
Forced Laugh
My Spirit
Winter Hill
And Then Again (b side)
Felch (compilation lp)

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LTM catalogue and biography.

Don't forget that Melodic has also also reissued 'Live in America' and that ACR themselves are due to make the Fac 511 show available as a download 'soon'.

Thanks to James Nice.

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"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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