Motörhead announce ‘Overkill’ and ‘Bomber’ deluxe reissues and ‘1979’ box set

From Planet Rock.

Motörhead’s seminal 1979 albums ‘Overkill’ and ‘Bomber’ are being reissued in deluxe formats on Friday 25th October to celebrate their 40th anniversary.

The metal legends began teasing an announcement on Tuesday (22nd July) when launched the new website Motorhead79.com and posted a video to social media featuring 1979 hit songs by The Bee Gees (‘Too Much Heaven’), ABBA (‘Voulez-Vous’) and Buggles (‘Video Killed The Radio Star’) and a blistering Motörhead performance of ‘Overkill’.

It’s now been confirmed that the ‘Motörhead ‘79’ campaign will see ‘Overkill’ and ‘Bomber’ get re-released in new deluxe editions, both as hardbound bookpacks in two CD and triple LP format.

The releases boast previously unheard concerts from the ’79 tours, interviews and a plethora of unseen photos.

As a taster for the albums, a previously unreleased live performance of ‘Bomber’ was exclusively played on Planet Rock this morning. Watch the video for it here:

For fans with deeper pockets, alongside the ‘Overkill’ and ‘Bomber’ reissues there’s an expansive ‘1979’ Box Set and Super Deluxe Box Set, which both feature a veritable smorgasbord of rarities and extras.

All of the releases have been collated with the full involvement and blessing of the estates of late Motörhead legends Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister“Fast” Eddie Clarke and Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor.

A statement reads: “By going through Motörhead’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.”

The brainchild of Motörhead and BMG, the ‘Motörhead ‘79’ campaign is part of extensive release programme spanning the band’s career from the 70s, ‘80’s, 90’s, and beyond.

The Box Set track-listing is as follows:

Overkill
Side One
Overkill
Stay Clean
(I Won’t) Pay Your Price
I’ll Be Your Sister
Capricorn

Side Two
No Class
Damage Case
Tear Ya Down
Metropolis
Limb From Limb

Bomber
Side One
Dead Men Tell No Tales
Lawman
Sweet Revenge
Sharpshooter
Poison

Side Two
Stone Dead Forever
All The Aces
Step Down
Talking Head
Bomber

Good N’Loud
Live At Friars, Aylesbury – 31st March 1979
Side One
Overkill
Stay Clean
Keep Us On The Road
No Class
Leaving Here

Side Two
Iron Horse / Born To Lose
Metropolis
The Watcher
Damage Case

Side Three
(I Won’t) Pay Your Price
Capricorn
Too Late, Too Late
I’ll Be Your Sister

Side Four
I’m Your Witchdoctor
Train Kept A-Rollin’
Limb From Limb
White Line Fever
Motörhead

Sharpshooter
Live At la Rotunde, Le Mans – 3rd Nov 1979
Side One
Overkill
Stay Clean
No Class
Metropolis

Side Two
All The Aces
Dead Men Tell No Tales
I’ll Be Your Sister
Lawman
Too Late, Too Late

Side Three
Poison
(I Won’t) Pay Your Price
Sharpshooter
Capricorn
Train Kept A-Rollin’

Side Four
Bomber
Limb From Limb
White Line Fever
Motörhead

The Rest Of ‘79
Side One
Too Late, Too Late (Overkill 7″ B-Side)
Like A Nightmare (Alternative version of No Class B-Side)
Over The Top (Bomber 7″ B-Side)
Stone Dead Forever (Alternative Version)
Sharpshooter (Alternative Version)

Side Two
Bomber (Alternative Version)
Step Down (Alternative Version)
Fun On The Farm (Bomber Outtake)
Treat Me Nice (Bomber Outtake)
You Ain’t Gonna Live Forever (Bomber Outtake)

No Class 7”
Side One
No Class

Side Two
Like A Nightmare

You can pre-order all three releases here. 

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    MOTORHEAD 1979 (2019 UK/EU Limited Deluxe Edition EIGHT-DISC Vinyl Boxset comprising both their 'Overkill' and 'Bomber' albums newly half-speed mastered and pressed on 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl; two double-live albums of previously unheard concert material from the '79 tours [both in gatefold sleeves]; the Bonus The Rest Of '79 LP featuring B-sides, outtakes and rare tracks; plus the Bonus 'No Class' 7" single in a tri-fold sleeve with all three original coverartwork variants. Complete with Bonus Materials including 40-page period-accurate 'music magazine' featuring unseen photos and fresh interviews regarding the era, 'Bomber' tour program, 'Overkill' sheet music book and a '79 badge set [affixed to a printed card], all contents are BRAND NEW encase inside black biker jacket box which has just a little corner shelfwear but is debossed, with a lift off lid & wide obi / belly band in a soft sheen finish with spot matte & spot gloss varnish, zips / studs etc in silver foil block detail and the inside of the lid is designed to have the appearance of the inside of a leather jacket!)

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    MOTORHEAD Ace Of Spades (1980 West German 12-track LP, the proverbial classic Motorhead record with the institutionalised title track that surely only those of us asleep for the last 30 years haven't heard!? Picture sleeve with the classic playing card logo. The sleeve has some light spinewear and the vinyl is in excellent condition)

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    MOTORHEAD Rock 'N' Roll (1987 UK 9-track vinyl LP, the eighth album and first as a four-piece, including Eat The Rich, glossy picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve shows some minor general wear and the vinyl has just a few light scuffs leaving it Excellent GWLP4)

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