10 Dec 2006
A Certain Ratio downloads @ audigist.com 

Audigist.com, "the MP3 selling website that pays the best deal to its artists", features a selection of 6 albums from A Certain Ratio (alongside a wide range of signed and unsigned music).

Single tracks at Audigist are GBP 1.00 and album downloads are GBP 6.99. All downloads come as 192 Kbps MP3s, so you can use them on any kind of MP3 player, including the iPod.

The ACR albums available are:

Early
The Graveyard and the Ballroom
I'd Like To See You Again
Live in America
Sextet
To Each

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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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