A Certain Ratio

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British post punk & indie funk band formed in 1977 near Manchester. A Certain Ratio took their name from the lyrics of Brian Eno's song The True Wheel (from his album Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) (1974). Their first records were released on Factory. Over the years there have been changes in line-up and periods of inactivity.
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Fact 16 The Graveyard And The Ballroom — A Certain Ratio A Certain Ratio The Graveyard And The Ballroom (Album) Factory Fact 16 UK 1980 Sell This Version
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19L0184 To Each... — A Certain Ratio A Certain Ratio To Each... (Album) Factory 19L0184 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
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FACT 65 I'd Like To See You Again — A Certain Ratio A Certain Ratio I'd Like To See You Again (Album) Factory, Factory FACT 65 UK 1982 Sell This Version
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VFact 111-21 Sextet — A Certain Ratio A Certain Ratio Sextet (Album) Factory VFact 111-21 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
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none Live - America 1985 — A Certain Ratio A Certain Ratio Live - America 1985 (Album) Not On Label (A Certain Ratio Self-released) none UK 1985 Sell This Version
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Fact 166c Force — A Certain Ratio A Certain Ratio Force (Album) Factory, Factory Fact 166c UK 1986 Sell This Version
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397 011-1 Good Together — A Certain Ratio A Certain Ratio Good Together (Album) A&M Records 397 011-1 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
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397 057-2 acr:mcr — A Certain Ratio A Certain Ratio acr:mcr (Album) A&M Records 397 057-2 UK 1990 Sell This Version
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LPROB 20 Up In Downsville — A Certain Ratio A Certain Ratio Up In Downsville (Album) Robs Records LPROB 20 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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474 138-2 Looking For A Certain Ratio... — A Certain Ratio A Certain Ratio Looking For A Certain Ratio... (Album) Creation Records 474 138-2 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
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CDROB 50, CD ROB 50 Change The Station — A Certain Ratio ACR* Change The Station (Album) Robs Records, Robs Records CDROB 50, CD ROB 50 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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LTMCD 2443 Live In Groningen (Holland) 26.10.1980 — A Certain Ratio A Certain Ratio Live In Groningen (Holland) 26.10.1980 (Album) LTM (4) LTMCD 2443 UK 2005 Sell This Version
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139 Mind Made Up — A Certain Ratio A Certain Ratio Mind Made Up (Album) Le Maquis 139 France 2008 Sell This Version
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STUMM454 ACR Loco — A Certain Ratio A Certain Ratio ACR Loco (Album) Mute STUMM454 UK 2020 Sell This Version
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RSTUMM454 Loco Remezclada — A Certain Ratio A Certain Ratio Loco Remezclada (Album) Mute, Mute, Mute RSTUMM454 Europe 2021 Sell This Version
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MSTUMM454 Loco Live At Hope Mill Studios — A Certain Ratio A Certain Ratio Loco Live At Hope Mill Studios (Album) Mute MSTUMM454 UK 2022 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

Fac 5 All Night Party — A Certain Ratio A Certain Ratio All Night Party Factory Fac 5 UK 1979 Sell This Version
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fac bn 1-004 Shack Up — A Certain Ratio A Certain Ratio Shack Up (Single, Maxi) Factory Benelux fac bn 1-004 Belgium 1980 Sell This Version
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Fac 22 Flight — A Certain Ratio A Certain Ratio Flight Factory Fac 22 UK 1980 Sell This Version
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Facus 4 Do The Du (Casse) — A Certain Ratio A Certain Ratio Do The Du (Casse) Factory (US) Facus 4 US 1981 Sell This Version
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Fac 52 Waterline — A Certain Ratio A Certain Ratio Waterline(12") Factory Fac 52 UK 1981 Sell This Version
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FAC 62 Knife Slits Water — A Certain Ratio A Certain Ratio Knife Slits Water (Single) Factory FAC 62 UK 1982 Sell This Version
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FBN 17 Guess Who? — A Certain Ratio A Certain Ratio Guess Who? Factory Benelux FBN 17 Belgium 1982 Sell This Version
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FAC 72 I Need Someone Tonite — A Certain Ratio ACR* I Need Someone Tonite (Single) Factory FAC 72 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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FBN 32 Brazilia — A Certain Ratio A Certain Ratio Brazilia (Maxi) Factory Benelux FBN 32 Belgium 1984 Sell This Version

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barhoniac

barhoniac

September 23, 2020
edited over 2 years ago
Any ACR fan who loves 81s Sextet or 82s I’d Like To See You Again , take a moment to listen to anything from Freeez’s 1980 ‘Southern Freeze’ album, particularly the track ‘Flying High’....
Rich.C

Rich.C

December 23, 2016
. . . . . A poor mans Joy Division?
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Crijevo

Crijevo

April 14, 2004
Now this is funk - once cold and catchy, now warm and catchy... true luxury of the beat. Sexy, oh yes... and whatever you find by them - grab it! Your legs are waiting. Highly recommended: 'Faceless' (from 'Graveyard and the Ballroom'), 'Life's a Scream', Felch (from '... to Each'), Skipscada, Knife Slits Water (from 'Sextet')... Soul Jazz Records wrote New Order might be the first to push this kind of thing to international stardom but while they were operating as Joy Division, ACR were there light years before....
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