Deluxe Collector’s Box-set and special 40th anniversary op Motörhead albums to be released

Photo (c) Dirk van den Heuvel

After several years of planning, Motörhead and BMG are delighted to announce the start of an exciting, extensive and detailed ultra-fan-friendly release program spanning the band’s career from the 70s, ‘80’s, 90’s, and beyond!

Kicking things off with the “Motörhead ‘79” campaign – which celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the incredible “Overkill”, and “Bomber” albums with fantastic new deluxe editions, both as hardbound book packs in two-CD and triple LP format; featuring previously unheard concerts from the ’79 tours, interviews and many unseen photos. Also, the ’79 campaign will see the release of the spectacular ultimate fan/collectors “1979” Box-Set. All 3 of these releases have been created with the full cooperation and involvement of the estates of Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, “Fast” Eddie Clarke and Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor.

The “1979” Box Set contains:

*Both the original Overkill and Bomber albums half-speed mastered and pressed on 180 gram vinyl created from the original master tapes

*Two double-live albums of previously unheard concert material from the ’79 tours

*A 40-page period-accurate “music magazine” featuring unseen photos and fresh interviews regarding the era

* The Rest of ’79 Vinyl, featuring B-sides, outtakes and rare tracks

* No Class 7” single with gatefold art

* The Bomber tour programme

* Overkill sheet music book

* ’79 badge set

* All encased in black biker jacket box

By going through the band’s extensive private archives, to receiving the assistance of key people who were part of their ’79 circle of friends, crew, and accomplices – as well as consulting with super fans – all parties are immensely proud to show the level of detail and commitment which has gone into all 3 of the ’79 releases, and which will continue with future projects.  It was always Lemmy’s demand to give the fans the very best possible in every respect, we believe we have achieved that with these reissues.

A further element of the ’79 box-set release is to offer Motörfans new, old and in-betweenish the full scope and context of how life was when these classics were being created. 1979 was a seismic year for many reasons, and both Overkill and Bomber were written, recorded and toured against a Great Britain dealing with strikes, Margaret Thatcher, football hooliganism plus Buggles, and the Bee Gees!

And on the 9th March 1979, millions of unsuspecting viewers tuned in to the BBC’s Top Of The Pops to witness the loudest, most raucous, dangerous and downright exciting band on earth perform the title track of their album Overkill.

A hybrid of punk, rock and heavy metal played with relentless, ear-curdling power, Motörhead were a force of nature propelled by bassist & vocalist Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister,  guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke and drummer Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor. The alchemy between these three outrageous and utterly immortal men was nothing short of life-changing for millions, and all three shared a wonderful “mad band of brothers” approach to life and music; there was no “off” switch and they became legends as a result. Overkill and Bomber are icons, brain-damagingly brilliant to the nth degree, and their enormous influence still reverberates through all genres of music to this day.

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See below for full details of the Overkill and Bomber releases.

BOX SET TRACKLISTING

 Overkill Bomber
Side One
Overkill
Stay Clean
(I Won’t) Pay Your Price
I’ll Be Your Sister
Capricorn 
Side Two
No Class
Damage Case
Tear Ya Down
Metropolis
Limb From Limb
Side One
Dead Men Tell No Tales
Lawman
Sweet Revenge
Sharpshooter
Poison 
Side Two
Stone Dead Forever
All The Aces
Step Down
Talking Head
Bomber
Good N’Loud
Live At Friars, Aylesbury – 31st March 1979
Sharpshooter
Live At la Rotunde, Le Mans – 3rd Nov 1979
Side One
Overkill
Stay Clean
Keep Us On The Road
No Class
Leaving Here 
Side Two
Iron Horse / Born To Lose
Metropolis
The Watcher
Damage Case 
Side Three
(I Won’t) Pay Your Price
CapricornToo Late, Too Late
I’ll Be Your Sister  
Side Four
I’m Your Witchdoctor
Train Kept A-Rollin’
Limb From Limb
White Line Fever
Motörhead 
Side One
Overkill
Stay Clean
No Class
Metropolis  
Side Two
All The Aces
Dead Men Tell No Tales
I’ll Be Your Sister
Lawman
Too Late, Too Late 
Side Three
Poison
(I Won’t) Pay Your Price
Sharpshooter
Capricorn
Train Kept A-Rollin’ 
Side Four
Bomber
Limb From Limb
White Line Fever
Motörhead
 The Rest Of ‘79 No Class 7”
Side One
Too Late, Too Late (Overkill 7″ B-Side)
Like A Nightmare (Alternative version of No Class B-Side)
Over The Top (Bomber 7″ B-Side)
Stone Dead Forever (Alternative Version)
Sharpshooter (Alternative Version) 
Side Two
Bomber (Alternative Version)
Step Down (Alternative Version)
Fun On The Farm (Bomber Outtake)
Treat Me Nice (Bomber Outtake)
You Ain’t Gonna Live Forever (Bomber Outtake) 
Side One
No Class     






Side Two
Like A Nightmare