Motörhead is launching a wide-ranging reissue program that will span the band's entire career.
The initiative kicks off with the "Motorhead '79" campaign, which will see the October 25 release of deluxe 40th anniversary versions of the Overkill and Bomber albums. There's also a 1979 vinyl box set featuring the two reissues, plus an LP of outtakes, B-sides and rarities, a replica tour program, memorabilia and more.
The campaign has the full cooperation of the estates of the late members of Motörhead's classic lineup: singer/bassist Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clarke and drummer Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor.
The Overkill and Bomber reissues will be available as two-CD and three-LP sets, and feature remastered versions of the original records, as well as archival interviews with Motörhead's members. Bonus two-disc live collections will capture shows from around the time of each album's release.
The concert album featured with the Overkill reissue, titled Good N'Loud, documents a March 31, 1979, show in Aylesbury, U.K. The Bomber reissue's bonus live set, Sharpshooter, captures a November 3, 1979, performance in Le Mans, France.
The box set includes 180-gram, half-speed-mastered vinyl editions of Overkill and Bomber, the double-live albums, a 40-page magazine-sized booklet boasting rare photos and interviews about the era, a vinyl rarities and outtakes disc titled The Rest of '79, a seven-inch "No Class" vinyl single, a replica program for the Bomber tour, an Overkill sheet-music book and a "'79" badge set.
To celebrate the "Motorhead '79" campaign, a previously unreleased video of the band playing "Bomber" live in 1979 has been posted on YouTube.
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