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Formed in Manchester in 1977, A Certain Ratio are arguably the band that defined Factory Records above all others. While they may not have achieved the same level of fame as some of their label-mates, A Certain Ratio‚Äôs groove-driven post-punk is th...read more »

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A Certain Ratio
I'd Like To See You Again (ACR Loco Edition)

'I’d Like To See You Again' was the fourth album by Manchester post-punk band A Certain Ratio, or ACR to their friends/fans. It was originally released way back in 1982 on the legendary Manchester label Factory - helmed by Tony Wilson. 'I'd Like To See You Again' was their first album featuring co-vocalist Martha Tilston.
  • Vinyl LP (WSTUMM409)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

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Sextet (ACR Loco Edition)

One of the prime movers in the early Factory movement, A Certain Ratio were known for a lot more than just wearing shorts on stage and for switching remarkably quickly from post-punk to punk-funk. 'Sextet' shows some serious Latin, samba and jazz influences yet still manages to retain the sound of rainy Manchester. Tony Wilson must have been horrified, but it certainly fits right in with the early 80's funksters such as Pigbag, Liquid Liquid et al. 
  • Vinyl LP (WSTUMM408)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

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To Each (ACR Loco Edition)

'To Each' captures A Certain Ratio in their post-punk roots just before they got a little too interested in jazz and wearing shorts. Here they combines Ian Curtis-style vocals with funky dance-pop sensibilities, and proto-Happy Mondays guitar sounds. A brilliant blend. Dance and be miserable at the same time.  
  • Vinyl LP (WSTUMM407)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

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The Graveyard and The Ballroom (ACR Loco Edition)

'The Graveyard and the Ballroom' was the very first album released by Greater Manchester's A Certain Ratio. It was recorded by legendary producer Martin Hannett and shows the band in their beginning stages, starting to perfect the danceable post-punk style that yielded true rewards on their follow up opus 'To Each'.
  • Vinyl LP (WSTUMM406)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

A Certain Ratio
To Each

To Each captures A Certain Ratio in their post punk roots just before they got a little too interested in jazz and wearing shorts. Here they combines Ian Curtis style vocals with funky dance-pop sensibilities, and proto Happy Mondays guitar sounds. A brilliant blend. Dance and be miserable at the same time.  
  • CD (CDSTUMM407)
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  • Last copy

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ACR Loco

Legends of the Factory Records stable, A Certain Ratio are back with their first new album in twelve years. ACR Loco features three founding members Jez Kerr, Martin Moscrop and Donald Johnson who are supported by a cast of musicians including The Smiths drummer Mike Joyce. This album covers a whole range of feelings and emotions, but mostly it implores you to party.

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acr:set

Ever since he first did it, I can't get the memory of Ian shouting "A-C-R MAN-CHES-TAR" out my head whenever I see an A Certain Ratio record. acr:set,  a compilation of the band's work from the past four decades including their first new tracks since 2008, is for all the people who have ever yelled that earnestly.

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Up In Downsville

A Certain Ratio AKA ACR AKA "Joy Division with better clothes" were a Manchester post-punk band who mixed elements of funk, disco and dub into their sound. Up In Downsville was their seventh album and was originally released on Rob’s Records (a label owned by Joy Division manager, Rob Gretton) in 1992. This reissue comes courtesy of Mute and is available on light blue coloured double vinyl LP and CD.

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Change The Station

Mute’s reissue train for trailblazing Mancunian art-punks A Certain Ratio rolls on with 1997’s Change The Station. On ACR’s eighth LP, the group marry their trademark punk-funk style and the Madchester/acid influences of their early 90s output with tropes from the ambient scene that was making waves at the time. It makes for a heady listen.

A Certain Ratio
Sextet

One of the prime movers in the early Factory movement, A Certain Ratio were known for a lot more than just wearing shorts on stage and for switching remarkably quickly from post-punk to punk-funk. This is their second album which has yet to have the re-issue treatment. Would have fitted in perfectly to the punk funk that everyone loved a few years ago. Well maybe they still do. The album shows some serious Latin, samba and jazz influences yet still manages to retain the sound of rainy Manchester. Wilson must have been horrified but it certainly fits right in with the early 80's funksters such as Pigbag, Liquid Liquid et al. 

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Good Together

Good Together was originally released in 1989 and marked a temporary foray into the world of major labels for A Certain Ratio. After five albums with Factory Records, the Manchester post-punk band signed for A&M for album number 6. Presumably they wanted to be label-mates with Sting. Good Together is reissued by Mute (who DO NOT release Sting records) and available on white double vinyl LP and CD.

A Certain Ratio
I'd Like To See You Again

'I’d Like To See You Again' was the fourth album by Manchester post-punk band A Certain Ratio, or ACR to their friends/fans. It was originally released way back in 1982 on the legendary Manchester label Factory - helmed by Tony Wilson. It was their first album featuring co-vocalist Martha Tilston.

A Certain Ratio
acr:mcr

Reissue of A Certain Ratio's 1990 album, acr:mcr. One of the legendary Factory Record's key acts. Despite avoiding the market saturation experienced by their contemporaries (you'll probably not find them in Urban Outfitters), these dance punk are as fun as anything. Pressed on clear vinyl at 45rpm so you could even play it in a club. 

A Certain Ratio
The Graveyard and The Ballroom

The Graveyard and the Ballroom was the very first album released by A Certain Ratio. It was recorded by legendary producer Martin Hannett and shows the band in their beginning stages, starting to perfect the danceable post-punk that yielded true rewards on their follow up opus To Each. Re-issue on Mute. 

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Mind Made Up

The final (at the time of writing) LP from A Certain Ratio is set to wax once more as part of Mute’s ongoing ACR reissues series. Though 2008’s Mind Made Up may not carry the same clout as seminal records like The Graveyard And The Ballroom, it still finds the band in rude health despite the members all being well into middle age. Young upstarts like Golden Teacher and !!! owe them a huge debt.

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Force

Factory records signing A Certain Ratio have teamed up with Mute for a series of reissues and special releases. Here we have the reissue of their 1986 album Force which is such a defining record in their catalogue of leftfield post punk and disco inspired sound. On LP and CD. CD comes with three extra tracks.

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Berlin

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Friends Around Us (Part 1 and 2)

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acr:box

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Dirty Boy / Shack Up (Remixed)

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Early

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B Sides, Sessions & Rarities

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Knife Slits Water / Tumba Rumba

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Knife Slits Water

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All Night Party/ The Thin Boys

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The Fall, The Smiths, A Certain Ratio, Various
Manchester - So Much to Answer For

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Joy Division, A Certain Ratio, OMD, Teardrop Explodes
Live @ Leigh Rock Festival 1979

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Live in Groningen

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I'd Like To See You Again

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Live America 1985

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Live In America

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