Category Archives: A Certain Ratio

Beat Club – Dreams Were Made To Be Broken

Beat Club
“Dreams Were Made To Be Broken”
1991 Robs Records (UK)

01. Dreams Were Made To Be Broken (Moscrop Remix)
02. Dreams Were Made To Be Broken (Beat Mix)
03. Dreams Were Made To Be Broken (Moscrop Instrumental)
04. Dreams Were Made To Be Broken (Original Version)
05. Dreams Were Made To Be Broken (Moscrop Dub)*

*Bonus track

INFO > After Bernard Sumner had a go remixing “Security” the year prior, A Certain Ratio’s Martin Moscrop was enlisted to retool Beat Club’s second single for Robs Records.

Dreams Were Made To Be Broken

A Certain Ratio – Shack Up (1994)

A Certain Ratio
“Shack Up”
1994 Creation Records (UK)

01. Shack Up (Radio Edit) 04:20
02. Shack Up (Work Mix) 06:09
03. Shack Up (Wipe Out Edit) 04:16
04. Life’s A Scream (Shaven Not Stirred Mix) 06:02

FACT > Back in 1994, the Creation label made a brilliant acquisition: A Certain Ratio’s back catalog from their Factory years. As well as reissuing ACR’s original albums (with almost all appearing on CD for the first time), Creation also commissioned a remix project involving predominantly Mancunian producers. Bernard Sumner and Johnny Marr (Electronic) reworked “Shack Up”, while former ACR band member Andy Connell revisited “Life’s A Scream” in a new mix exclusive to this release.

SHACK UP (1994)

A Certain Ratio – Won’t Stop Loving You

A Certain Ratio
“Won’t Stop Loving You”
1990 A&M Records (UK)

01. Won’t Stop Loving You (Remix Edit) 03:48
02. Repercussions 04:48
03. Love Is The Way (Instrumental) 04:02
04. Won’t Stop Loving You (Remix) 06:48

FACT > After leaving Factory Records in 1987, A Certain Ratio signed with major label A&M and released six singles and two albums between June 1989 and July 1990 (remixes of “Shack Up” were also produced during this period but never made commercially available). Refined for the dancefloor by Bernard Sumner, “Won’t Stop Loving You” is essentially a remix of ACR’s first A&M single, “The Big E” (ACR 514). Additional mixes by Norman Cook were also issued on 12″.