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A Certain Ratio | Live In Groningen (Holland) 26.10.1980

Archive in-concert CD by post-punk funk outfit A Certain Ratio, recorded on tour in Holland on 26 October 1980. The full show (from the Vera club in Groningen) features the original quintet of Donald Johnson, Jeremy Kerr, Martin Moscrop, Simon Topping and Peter Terrell. Recorded shortly after the band spent six weeks in New York gigging and recording their debut album To Each, the set is unusual in that the band choose to concentrate on lesser-known album tracks rather than singles. Stand-out tracks include And Then Again, My Spirit and the extended percussion excursion Winter Hill.
Remastered from the original master tape, the CD includes two ultra rare bonus tracks for collectors, both also recorded live in 1980. And Then Again is taken from the b-side of the 7" single version of Shack Up (released by Factory Benelux in August 1980) and Felch, recorded in Hurrah in New York in September 1980 and included on the celebrated Crepuscule cassette compilation From Brussels With Love. The CD includes detailed sleevenotes by Larry Cassidy of Section 25, partners on the November 1980 European tour, and artwork based on the Benoit Hennebert design for Shack Up.
Live 1980 follows on from the recent run of popular ACR reissues on Soul Jazz, which include Early, The Graveyard And The Ballroom, To Each and Sextet. LTM also re-released the third ACR studio album, I'd Like To See You Again (LTMCD 2438), originally released on Factory Records in 1982.

| tracklist
01 Felch
02 Oceans
03 And Then Again
04 Loss
05 Forced Laugh
06 My Spirit
07 Winter Hill
08 And Then Again (Live 4/80)
09 Felch (Live NYC 9/80)



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