Motörhead: 40th Anniversary ‘Ace of Spades’ Reissue Out 10/30; Hear a Blistering 1981 Live Performance of the Title Track

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Just in time for Halloween, Motörhead will release a lavish 40th anniversary edition of its incendiary and iconic 1980 album Ace of Spades, the vaunted hard rock band announced on Wednesday.

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The news came with the accompanying premiere of a live performance of the title track, as performed in Belfast in 1981:

As expected with reissues these days, the Ace of Spades re-release will be made available in a variety of different formats catering to fans of all levels: 2-CD, 3-LP and a fancy collector’s box set featuring this dizzying array of material:

  • 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 A 40 page book telling the story of Ace Of Spades through previously unpublished interviews with the people that were there.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!)

This news comes on the heels of the announcement that a biopic chronicling the life, career and legacy of late front man Lemmy Kilmister is in the works … so a ton of solid Motörhead material is on its way!

Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead to Be the Subject of a New Biopic

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