Record Label: Mute
A Certain Ratio's debut release, The Graveyard And The Ballroom, originally came out on Factory Records in December 1979 and was reissued last year as part of a new partnership with Mute. After this reissue of the fan favorite record quickly sold out, a new edition of the album will be released as part of Mute's 40th anti-versary celebrations, MUTE 4.0 (1978 > TOMORROW) and will be available on limited edition orange vinyl with coloured PVC sleeve.
The Graveyard and the Ballroom shows off A Certain Ratio's legendary mix of angular, bassheavy post- punk. Originally released in 1980 this album has been a collectors' item ever since it's initial release on cassette.
Produced by Martin Hannett, The Graveyard and the Ballroom contains 14 tracks: 7 demo songs from a session recorded at Graveyard Studios in September 1979 and 7 songs from a gig at the Electric Ballroom in October 1979. The album captures A Certain Ratio at their best - raw, dark and funky and contains early versions of future classic tracks like ''Do The Du'' and ''Flight''.