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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 Motörhead into the stratosphere and carved their name into the walls of rock’n’roll history forever; Ace Of Spades.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this milestone album (out October 30th via BMG), 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 A 40 page book telling the story of Ace Of Spades through previously unpublished interviews with the people that were there.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 Motörhead 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!)
  • In 1980, off the back of two essential albums, Overkill and Bomber the previous year, Motörhead continued to get bigger, better, louder and faster by the second. This time, on Ace Of Spades they teamed up with producer Vic Maile and came up with twelve songs; each and every one of which crams a regular band’s ten minutes of playing into an average of three. The song titles alone made ears bleed; ‘Love Me Like A Reptile’, ‘Shoot You In The Back’, ‘The Chase Is Better Than The Catch’ and ‘The Hammer’ were a few examples.

    This landmark album saw the three amigos of Lemmy, Fast Eddie Clarke and Philthy Animal Taylor at the helm of the juggernaut that was Motörhead, gaining phenomenal growth in popularity as they forged onward. The band’s and their fans ideas, wants and inspirations, converged at a perfect tangent. Anyone disputing this fact need look no further than any heavy metal gig of the time and play ‘spot the Motörhead T-shirt and jacket’. They outnumbered anyone else by at least five to one. A statistic that is still accurate some forty-five years since they first began!

    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 SpadesA Fistful Of Instrumentals
    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

    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

    Dead Man’s Hand

    Live At Parc Expo, Orleans – 5th March 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

    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

    Ace On Your Screens DVD

    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

    Part 1 : Motörhead on TV 1980-1981

    Part 2 : BBC In The City; Live In Belfast ‘81

    Part 3 : 5.1 audio mix of Ace Of Spades