A Certain Ratio ‎– To Each...

Factory ‎– FACT 35
Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold Sleeve


A1 Felch 3:45
A2 My Spirit 2:28
A3 Forced Laugh 5:53
A4 Choir 2:51
A5 Back To The Start 7:49
B1 The Fox 3:46
B2 Loss 3:23
B3 Oceans 3:30
B4 Winter Hill 12:45

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No durations printed on release.

Recorded at E.A.R.S., East Orange, New Jersey.
Mixed at Strawberry, Stockport.
Published by M24J
Mastered at Strawberry Mastering, London.
A Factory Product printed by G+L

There are two different versions of this UK pressing. Both have identical gatefold covers but the matrix / runout inscriptions on side B are different and the length of "Winter Hill" differs. On this pressing it runs for the full 12'45". On To Each... it ends prematurely in a locked groove at 11'17" which appears to be an error by the cutting engineer in which there was an underestimation as to how long side B would be, with there being very little gap between the end of the track and the locked groove (roughly 4mm vs. 10mm on this version).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): FACT 35 A2 EG •STRAWBERRY•
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): FACT 35 B1 EG I COULD KNEEL WITH MY ARMS OPEN ! •STRAWBERRY•

Other Versions (5 of 19) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
19L0184 A Certain Ratio To Each...(LP, Album) Factory, Edigsa 19L0184 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
DPRLP27 A Certain Ratio To Each...(LP, Album, Num, RE, RM, 180) Drastic Plastic Records DPRLP27 US 2013 Sell This Version
FACT 35 A Certain Ratio To Each...(LP, Album, Gat) Factory FACT 35 UK 1981 Sell This Version
FACT 35 A Certain Ratio To Each...(LP, Album) Factory FACT 35 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
25CY-3103 A Certain Ratio To Each...(CD, Album, Promo, RE) Factory 25CY-3103 Japan 1989 Sell This Version


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January 24, 2018
Reissue vinyl will be releasing on Mute, 26 Jan 2018.


November 15, 2017
Hi Just wondered when you were shipping this album please? Thanks Ray


September 14, 2017
Pre order the vinyl reissue of this now! Limited quantities! https://www.musicglue.com/acr


February 26, 2003

To me it is not such a brilliant album, but "Winter Hill" is a really tremendous and overwhelming track. Throughout it's 12:45 the tension rises very subtle and finally doesn't simply burst, but slowly fades out as if a wind would blow it into pieces. This is very tricky.


August 16, 2002
this is one of the groundshaking records in the early 80's - at least for me. ACR's seemly high-pitched, cool space funk with lots of percussion and the permanent growling of space makes you feel kind of weird. this has nothing to do with 'factory sound' -this is beyond...