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MOTORHEAD's Ace Of Spades Gets 40th Anniversary Box Set Treatment

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Friday, July 24, 2020 @ 9:28 AM


To Be Released October 20th

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Upon its release in 1980, the Ace Of Spades album was nothing short of a gamechanger for all forms of hard rock. Like lightning in a bottle, it perfectly captured everything great about hard rock, heavy metal, and punk, amped it allup to 11, and came racing out of the gates at what felt like a million miles an hour, pushing at every musical boundary. Nothing was harder. Nothing was faster. And certainly nothing was louder.

Now, following on from last year’s fan and media acclaimed anniversary editions of the seminal Overkill and Bomber albums, comes the record that launched MOTORHEAD into the stratosphere and carved their name into the walls of rockn’roll history forever; Ace Of Spades. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this milestone album, it is being presented in new deluxe editions. There will be hardback book-packs in two CD and triple LP formats, featuring a previously unheard concert from the ‘Ace Up Your Sleeve’ tour, the story of the album and many previously unseen photos. Also, the album will be released as an ultimate fan, collector edition Ace Of Spades box set, containing a bevvy of era-specific treasures and some 42 previously unreleased tracks!.

The Ace Of Spades Deluxe box set contains:

  • The Ace Of Spades album, half-speed mastered and created from the original master tapes.
  • Two double-live albums of previously unheard concerts from the Ace Up Your Sleeve tour.
  • A Fistful Of Instrumentals : A 10” EP of previously unreleased, instrumental tracks from 1980.
  • The Good, The Broke & The Ugly. A double album of B-sides, outtakes and rare tracks.
  • Ace On Your Screens: A DVD compilation of rare TV appearances from 1980-81, a live concert from 1981 and a 5.1 audio mix of the original album.
  • The Ace Of Spades Story. A 40 page book telling the story of Ace Of Spades through previously unpublished interviews with the people that were there. Includes never before seen photos and memorabilia.
  • The Ace Up Your Sleeve tour programme
  • The MOTORHEAD Rock Commando comic.
  • A set of 5 poker dice that can be played on the game board inside the box set lid.
  • All encased in a classic Wild West dynamite box.
  • A limited edition 7" reproduction of the Dutch "Ace Of Spades", with a previously unreleased instrumental version on Side B. (while stocks last!)
The Ace Of Spades album release was a magical moment in rock’n’roll history, an album which had enormous global impact and continues to resonate and inspire people worldwide. Fans to this day still remember where they were when they first heard it, and it immediately inspired bands worldwide to absorb the album’s energy, speed, and attitude into their own work. Ace Of Spades is ground zero for thrash, speed metal, and punk/metal crossover.

See below for full details of the Ace Of Spades releases and be sure to visit www.iMotorhead.com for news and updates!

BOX SET TRACKLISTING

Ace of Spades

Side One

  • "Ace Of Spades"
  • "Love Me Like A Reptile"
  • "Shoot You In The Back"
  • "Live To Win"
  • "Fast And Loose"
  • "(We Are) The Road Crew"
Side Two
  • "Fire Fire"
  • "Jailbait"
  • "Dance"
  • "Bite The Bullet"
  • "The Chase Is Better Than The Catch"
  • "The Hammer"
A Fistful Of Instrumentals Side One
  • "Ace Of Spades" (demo)
  • "Hump On Your Back" (demo)
  • "Shoot You In The Back" (demo)
  • "Fast And Loose" (demo)
Side Two
  • "Dirty Love" (demo)
  • "Love Me Like A Reptile" (demo)
  • "Dance" (demo)
Riders Wearing Black Live At Whitla Hall, Belfast – 23rd Dec 1981 Side One
  • "Ace Of Spades"
  • "Stay Clean"
  • "Over The Top"
  • "The Hammer"
  • "Shoot You In The Back"
  • "Metropolis"
Side Two
  • "(We Are) The Road Crew"
  • "No Class"
  • "Bite The Bullet"
  • "The Chase Is Better Than The Catch"
Side Three
  • "Jailbait"
  • "Leaving Here"
  • "Capricorn"
  • "Too Late, Too Late"
Side Four
  • "Overkill"
  • "Bomber"
  • "Motörhead"
Dead Man’s Hand Live At Parc Expo, Orleans – 5th March 1981 Side One
  • "Ace Of Spades"
  • "Stay Clean"
  • "Over The Top"
  • "Metropolis"
  • "Shoot You In The Back"
Side Two
  • "The Hammer"
  • "Jailbait"
  • "Leaving Here"
  • "Fire Fire"
  • "Love Me Like A Reptile"
Side Three
  • "Capricorn"
  • "Too Late, Too Late"
  • "(We Are) The Road Crew"
  • "No Class"
Side Four
  • "Bite The Bullet"
  • "The Chase Is Better Than The Catch"
  • "Overkill"
  • "Bomber"
The Good, The Broke & The Ugly Side One
  • "Ace Of Spades" (Alternative Version)
  • "Dirty Love"
  • "Love Me Like A Reptile" (Alternative Long Version)
  • "Shoot You In The Back" (Alternative Version)
Side Two
  • "Hump On Your Back"
  • "Fast And Loose" (Alternative Version)
  • "(We Are) The Road Crew" (Alternative Version)
  • "Fire Fire" (Alternative Version)
  • "Jailbait" (Alternative Version)
Side Three
  • "Waltz Of The Vampire"
  • "The Hammer" (Alternative Version)
  • "Dirty Love" (Alternative Long Version)
  • "Bastard"
  • "Godzilla Akimbo"
Side Four
  • "Love Me Like A Reptile" (Alternative Version)
  • "Dirty Love" (Alternative Version)
  • "Please Don’t Touch" (Performed by HEADGIRL)
  • "Bomber" (Performed by GIRLSCHOOL)
  • "Emergency"
Ace On Your Screens DVD
  • Part 1 : MOTORHEAD on TV 1980-1981
  • Part 2 : BBC In The City; Live In Belfast ‘81
  • Part 3 : 5.1 audio mix of Ace Of Spades


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