A Certain Ratio was one of the first groups to sign to the legendary Factory Records in Manchester. Whilst many credit New Order and The Happy Mondays as the groups who brought dance music into the sound of Manchester (later Madchester!), it was in fact A Certain Ratio who were there from the beginning. Mute is pleased to present a vinyl reissue of The Graveyard and The Ballroom, the band's landmark 1980 debut which shows off A Certain Ratio's legendary early mix of angular, bass-heavy post-punk. Produced by Martin Hannett, the album contains 14 tracks: 7 demo songs from a session recorded at Graveyard Studios in September 1979 and 7 songs from a gig at the Electric Ballroom in October 1979. The album captures A Certain Ratio at their best - raw, dark and funky and contains early versions of future classics like "Do The Du" and "Flight."