I’d Like To See You Again, the 1982 album from A Certain Ratio. Available here on Limited Edition Neon Yellow Colored LP and Standard CD.
Following the new wave classic Sextet, I’d Like to See You Again points toward a more minimal, stripped-down funk sound, influenced heavily by the New York club scene of the early ‘80s in which A Certain Ratio immersed themselves following their formation in Manchester. The departure of vocalist Martha Tilson left the band working in a more rhythmic instrumental approach, eschewing the pop forms of Sextet and focusing on a harder electro-funk sound. The fact that this album fared well on the dancefloor some 20 years after its release may indicate that A Certain Ratio was ahead of their time. Their influence could be heard cropping up in strains of the Brit-pop, techno, post-rock, and house of the late ‘90s. Hence, I’d Like to See You Again is an album that deserves a revisit.
LP+ - Limited Edition Neon Yellow Colored LP.
CD - Standard CD.
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