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MOTÖRHEAD Announces Deluxe Reissues of 'Overkill' And 'Bomber'

July 24, 2019

After several years of planning, MOTÖRHEAD and BMG have announced the start of an exciting, extensive and detailed ultra-fan-friendly release programme spanning the band's career from the '70s, '80s, 90s, and beyond.

Kicking things off with the "Motörhead '79" campaign, it celebrates the 40th anniversary of the incredible "Overkill" and "Bomber" albums with fantastic new deluxe editions, both as hardbound bookpacks in two CD and triple LP format.

The releases feature 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 three 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" seven-inch single with gatefold art 
* The "Bomber" tour program 
* "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 three 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 March 9, 1979, millions of unsuspecting viewers tuned into 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 was a force of nature propelled by bassist and 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.

 

Box set track listing

 

Overkill

 

Side One

 

01. Overkill 
02. Stay Clean 
03. (I Won't) Pay Your Price 
04. I'll Be Your Sister 
05. Capricorn

 

Side Two

 

01. No Class 
02. Damage Case 
03. Tear Ya Down 
04. Metropolis 
05. Limb From Limb

 

Bomber

 

Side One

 

01. Dead Men Tell No Tales 
02. Lawman 
03. Sweet Revenge 
04. Sharpshooter 
05. Poison

 

Side Two

 

01. Stone Dead Forever 
02. All The Aces 
03. Step Down 
04. Talking Head 
05. Bomber

 

Good N'Loud - Live At Friars, Aylesbury on March 31, 1979

 

Side One

 

01. Overkill 
02. Stay Clean 
03. Keep Us On The Road 
04. No Class 
05. Leaving Here

 

Side Two

 

01. Iron Horse / Born To Lose 
02. Metropolis 
03. The Watcher 
04. Damage Case

 

Side Three

 

01. (I Won't) Pay Your Price 
02. Capricorn 
03. Too Late, Too Late 
04. I'll Be Your Sister

 

Side Four

 

01. I'm Your Witchdoctor 
02. Train Kept A-Rollin' 
03. Limb From Limb 
04. White Line Fever 
05. Motörhead

 

Sharpshooter - Live At la Rotunde, Le Mans on November 3, 1979

 

Side One

 

01. Overkill 
02. Stay Clean 
03. No Class 
04. Metropolis

 

Side Two

 

01. All The Aces 
02. Dead Men Tell No Tales 
03. I'll Be Your Sister 
04. Lawman 
05. Too Late, Too Late

 

Side Three

 

01. Poison 
02. (I Won't) Pay Your Price 
03. Sharpshooter 
04. Capricorn 
05. Train Kept A-Rollin'

 

Side Four

 

01. Bomber 
02. Limb From Limb 
03. White Line Fever 
04. Motörhead

The Rest Of '79

 

Side One

 

01. Too Late, Too Late ("Overkill" 7" B-Side) 
02. Like A Nightmare (Alternative version of No Class B-Side) 
03. Over The Top ("Bomber" 7" B-Side) 
04. Stone Dead Forever (Alternative Version) 
05. Sharpshooter (Alternative Version)

 

Side Two

 

01. Bomber (Alternative Version) 
02. Step Down (Alternative Version) 
03. Fun On The Farm ("Bomber" Outtake) 
04. Treat Me Nice ("Bomber" Outtake) 
05. You Ain't Gonna Live Forever ("Bomber" Outtake)

 

No Class 7"

 

Side One

 

01. No Class

 

Side Two

 

01. Like A Nightmare

 

 

 

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