SDEtv: A Certain Ratio / ACR:BOX

Mute’s A Certain Ratio 40th anniversary set, ACR:BOX, was issued very recently. Watch this unboxing video as SDE takes a look at both the 7LP coloured vinyl and the 4CD editions…

The ACR:BOX vinyl and CD boxes are out now.


Singles and B-sides

1 All Night Party
2 The Thin Boys
3 Blown Away
4 Son And Heir
5 Waterline
6 Funaezekea
7 Abracadubra
8 Sommadub
9 Guess Who? (12″
10 Tumba Rumba
11 Knife Slits Water (12″ version)
12 Kether Hot Knives (Mix In Special)
13 I Need Someone Tonight
14 Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing
15 Life’s a Scream
16 There’s Only This
17 Si Fermir O Grido (Touch Cassette Version)
18 Brazilia 6.10
19 Sounds Like Something Dirty
20 The Runner (Greetings Four Version)
21 Inside (Greetings Four Version)
22 Bootsy (Greetings Four Version)
23 Fever 103 (Greetings Four Version)
24 Loosen Up Your Mind
25 The Planet
26 Turn Me on (7″ Edit)
27 27 Forever (Jon Dasilva’s Testimonial Mix)
28 Shack up (Electronic Radio Edit)

Unreleased content

29 Houses In Motion (Demo Version 1)
30 Houses In Motion (Demo Version 2)
31 And Then Again (Another version)
32 Piu Lento (John Peel Session)
33 Nostromo A Go Go (Demo)
34 Force (Demo)
35 Backs to The Wall (Demo)
36 The Big E (Demo)
37 Every Pleasure (Demo)
38 Rivers Edge (Demo)
39 Stadium (Demo)
40 Thin Grey Line (Demo)
41 Repercussions (African Mix)
42 BTTW 90 (Demo)
43 Spirit Dance (Demo)
44 Bitter Pill (Never Released)
45 It’s Trippin When I’m Fine (Previously Unreleased)
46 Mello (JD 800 Perc Mix)
47 Tekno 4 an Answer (120bpm)
48 Samba 123 (Demo)
49 Some Day (ACR rework)
50 Happy Meal (Working Title)
51 Flight Won’t Stop (Unfinished Demo)
52 Fruit Song (Unfinished Demo)
53 Say What You Mean (Unfinished Demo)
54 W.S.L.U.


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I have a variety of these tracks from the excellent LTM Reissues so decided to have it as a download. But there was no digital booklet on track history etc and now I really want the box after watching the video…!

Wolfgang Mintrop

@ Chris: thanks for the hint … ordered the 7 missing albums


On Mutes label site mutebank.co.uk all the A Certain Ratio CDs (excluding the boxes sets) are 5 quid each! With a signed postcard!

Wolfgang Mintrop

A welcome release, of course. But … why have these songs not been addeed to the albums being rereleased previously (in the most cases w/o bonus) …?


Because they want you to buy the box as well…




Got this direct from Mute (preordered) and I have to say I was not disappointed. As you say Paul, it is a really well-thought through and well-presented collection.
Not generally a particular fan of coloured vinyl but in this case it works very well and compliments the overall design.

I didn’t realise there are only a 1000 available so I’m glad I picked one up.

Thanks, as always, Paul.

Steve F

Track 53, Say What You Mean (unfinished demo), was left off the released versions.