A Certain RatioTo Each...

Label:Factory – FACT 35
Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold, WEA Pressing
Genre:Rock, Funk / Soul
Style:New Wave, Funk


A2My Spirit2:28
A3Forced Laugh5:53
A5Back To The Start7:49
B1The Fox3:46
B4Winter Hill12:45

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Gatefold sleeve.

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

No durations printed on release.

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•

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
To Each... (LP, Album, Gatefold)Factory201881France1981
To Each... (LP, Album, Gatefold)Factory, FactoryFACT 35., FACT.35Italy1981
To Each... (LP, Album, Gatefold)Factory, EdigsaFACT 35, 19L0184Spain1981
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To Each... (LP, Album)Edigsa, Edigsa19L0184, FACT 35Spain1981
To Each... (LP, Album, Repress, White Label, Gatefold Sleeve)FactoryFACT 35UK1981



  • TinyVinylShop's avatar
    I just spun this to check playability as I currently have it up for sale, but I like it a lot and am considering pulling it off the store. I remember hearing this band on college radio more than 30 years ago but I didn't really know them well. Revisiting it all these years later, it stands out from most everything else. The obvious comparison to Joy Division doesn't do more than give a general point of reference. Personally, this record is more listenable than JD, which is why I think it's gonna stay in my collection for now. I recommend it. At least give it a listen, don't pass it by. It's not often I say this.
    • prominentos's avatar
      Bleak and minimalistic. Joy Division meets Disciplina Kičme. For example...
      • themeterman63's avatar
        The picture of the tower on the record label is of the water tower at the Metrpolitan Vickers factory in Trafford Park, Manchester
        • NothingLikeThe80s's avatar
          Reissue vinyl will be releasing on Mute, 26 Jan 2018.
          • denisoliver's avatar
            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.
            • Harry_X's avatar
              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...


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