A Certain Ratio have shared their first new music
since 2008’s ‘Mind Made Up’ and announce the
release of ‘acr:set’, a career spanning compilation
released on coloured double vinyl, CD and digital
formats via Mute.
‘Dirty Boy’ is a classic slice of A Certain Ratio pop
funk and features the voice of Tony Wilson
preparing the band for ‘The Fox’ recording session
in his own inimitable fashion, plus vocals from
Barry Adamson, who returns a favour to the band
after they reworked 2017’s ‘I Got Clothes’.
The two new tracks, ‘Dirty Boy’ and ‘Make It
Happen’ were recorded at Oxygene in Manchester,
and both appear on the new best of compilation,
The album is made up of tracks that feature in the
band’s incendiary live show (hence the title), and
includes rare 7” and 12” mixes alongside the two
new recordings and sleeve notes by DJ and writer
Vinyl 2LP is presented on dark green and silver
vinyl and includes a DL card.