A Certain Ratio - The Graveyard And The Ballroom (LP - Orange Vinyl)

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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''.

Do the Du


Crippled Child



I Fail


All Night Party



The Fox