A Certain Ratio ‎– Sextet

Factory ‎– Fact 55
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Lucinda 3:53
A2 Crystal 2:52
A3 Gum 2:57
A4 Knife Slits Water 7:31
B1 Skipscada 2:08
B2 Day One 6:09
B3 Rub Down 3:41
B4 Rialto 3:43
B5 Below The Canal 3:58

Companies, etc.



Published by Movement of the 24th January.
Produced at Revolution Studios Cheadle Hulme.
Mastered at Strawberry Mastering, London.
Textured cover. Contains insert.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): FACT 55 A1 EG STRAWBERRY C.B.E.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): FACT 55 B1 EG STRAWBERRY ALL THE BEST EGGHEAD!

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
201901, Fact 55 A Certain Ratio Sextet(LP, Album) Factory, Factory 201901, Fact 55 France 1982 Sell This Version
HYCA-2049 A Certain Ratio Sextet(CD, Album, RE) Hayabusa Landings, Birdsong HYCA-2049 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
VFACT 111-21 A Certain Ratio Sextet(LP, Album) Factory VFACT 111-21 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
BIRD-2011 A Certain Ratio Sextet(CD, Album, RE, Pap) Birdsong, Hayabusa Landings BIRD-2011 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
CREV 024CD, crev 024cd A Certain Ratio Sextet(CD, Album, RE) Rev-Ola, Rev-Ola CREV 024CD, crev 024cd UK 1994 Sell This Version


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September 14, 2017
You can preorder a reissue of this record on this site and it's going to be colored and in limited quantities. https://www.musicglue.com/acr


November 23, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
One of my all time favorite albums.


September 27, 2014
Seriously underrated album and band.


April 2, 2014
This is one of the most under-rated LPs of all time. Saw them play this set live at Heaven Charing Cross in 81 - amazing. Brilliantly produced - like a hot tropical night


January 1, 2011
edited over 7 years ago

Quite possibly the finest album ever to emerge from the Factory stable. After the superb "To Each", the sheer musical proficiency of the band members really comes to the fore in this wonderful and varied album. Most bands were lucky to have one good bass player - ACR had two - and the rest were also excellent percussionists - and to see them swapping instruments when they played live during this period could only draw admiration from those lucky enough to witness them in those halcyon days. From the funky slapping twin basses and breathy lyrics by Martha Tilson of "Lucinda", to the superb bass harmonics of "Rub Down", from the dark and funky "Knife Slits Water" to the brazilian percussive rhythms of "Skipscada", this album has it all, and shows the superb musicians that they were. An absolute classic. I have three copies - two having been played to destruction. Ageless and visionary, clever and quirky, this is a work of musical genius. Get one if you can.


August 16, 2002
ACR has come back to earth, but still their sound is kinda eerie. It has more jazz and earthly funk and some brazilian influences which made a good LP.


August 9, 2002
Fantastic album - listen to early Sabres of Paradise stuff and spot the references!
Early eighties 'white funk/jazz' - excellent live percussion and bass.