19 Sep 2017
A Certain Ratio album reissues via Mute 
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A Certain Ratio and Mute have announced a tasty set of album reissues, starting in November with the second wave in February 2018. The classic original albums will be followed by a compilation in April, plus other stuff including a rarities box set.

The first albums set for release on 24 November 2017 include the band's debut release, The Graveyard And The Ballroom, which originally came out on Factory Records in December 1979. The album will be available here on limited edition vinyl with coloured PVC sleeve, CD and, mirroring its original release, on cassette. In addition, albums To Each (1981), and Force (1986) will be released on coloured vinyl and CD.

Pre-order now via musicglue.

That release schedule in full:

24 November 2017

The Graveyard And The Ballroom – Vinyl LP with limited edition colour PVC sleeve, CD, cassette (Limited to 500 packaged in coloured PVC sleeve, includes digital copy)
To Each – Limited edition red vinyl LP / CD
Force – Limited edition yellow vinyl LP / CD

23 February 2018

I'd Like To See You Again – vinyl LP / CD
Good Together – vinyl LP / CD
acr:mcr – vinyl LP / CD

All vinyl releases include digital copies.

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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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