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

Companies, etc.



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
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) Factory FACT 35 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
US CD21 A Certain Ratio To Each...(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Universal Sound US CD21 UK 2004 Sell This Version
none A Certain Ratio To Each...(9xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 320 + 9xFile, FLAC, Album,) Mute none 2017
DPRLP27 A Certain Ratio To Each...(LP, Album, Num, RE, RM, Red) Drastic Plastic Records DPRLP27 US 2013 Sell This Version


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


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...