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A Certain Ratio - I'd like to see you again (1982)

A Certain Ratio - I'd like to see you again (1982)

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Always somewhat overlooked in the now-mythologised Manchester scene that blossomed around Factory in the late 70's/early 80's, A Certain Ratio originally formed around a love of disco, Wire, the Velvets and (judging by their name) Eno. Reissued and backed up by 5 tracks taken from companion singles, 'I'd Like To See You Again' was first released back in late 1982 and see's ACR filtering NYC disco through their taut, Hacienda honed compositions. With opening salvo 'Touch' particularly relevant again now (it could almost be LCD Soundsystem), the reissue highlights just how much influence the likes of ACR have had on the contemporary music scene through their disciplined, proto-disco post-punk frosted music. Ranging in mood from the propulsive bass of 'Saturn' and dead-pan Grandmaster Flash referencing 'Hot Knights' to the familiar opening break of 'Axis' and 'Knife Slits Water's' spasming electro-pop, 'I'd Like To See You Again' is both an important musical document and intriguing listen that deserves to be reappraised.
1. Touch
2. Saturn
3. Hot Knights
4. I'd Like to See You Again
5. Show Case
6. Sesamo Apriti - Corco Vada
7. Axis
8. Guess Who
9. Knife Slits Water [7"]
10. Tumba Rhumba
11. I Need Someone Tonite
12. Guess Who [Remix]
13. Knife Slits Water [12"]
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The album code is : ODI152123

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