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'acr:set' is a career spanning compilation released on coloured double vinyl, CD and digitally on 12 October 2018. 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, acr:set. ‘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 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 andsleeve notes by DJ and writer Dave Haslam.


Barry says: An essential package featuring some of the greatest ACR tunes to be committed to tape, with definitive 12" versions sitting brilliantly alongside a couple tracks exclusive to this release. An essential for any fan, and sure to make a few new fans as well!


Do The Du (Casse) (1979)
Wild Party - 12” Version (1985)
Flight - 12” Version (1980)
And Then Again - 12” Version (1980)
Forced Laugh (1981)
Wonder Y (1992)
Mickey Way (12” Version, 1986)
27 Forever - 7” Version (1991)
Won’t Stop Loving You - Bernard Sumner Mix (1990)
Good Together - 12” Version (1990)
Be What You Wanna Be - 12” Version (1990)
Shack Up - 7” Version (1980)
The Fox - US 12” Version (1980)
Knife Slits Water - 7” Version (1982)
Si Firmir O Grido (1986)
Dirty Boy Extended - Featuring Barry Adamson (2018)
Make It Happen (2018)

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