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Motörhead’s Ace of Spades To Be Reissued in Deluxe 40th Anniversary Editions and Box Set

The box set is jam-packed with live recordings, rarities, a 40-page book, collectibles, and more

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    Motörhead’s classic 1980 album Ace of Spades will receive a deluxe treatment for its 40th anniversary. In addition to expanded reissues on both CD and vinyl, a jam-packed collector’s box set is being released.

    All of the new editions arrive on October 30th, nearly 40 years after the LP’s original release date of November 8th, 1980. The album featured the classic Motörhead lineup of Lemmy Kilmister, “Fast” Eddie Clarke, and Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor, and was highlighted by its iconic title track.

    The 2-CD and 3-LP 180-gram vinyl reissues each contain the original album, a previously unreleased recording of a December 23rd, 1981 concert at Whitla Hall in Belfast, and a 20-page book.

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    The “Deluxe Box Set” collects both the original album and the Belfast concert, plus an additional 1981 concert from Orleans, France; a 40-page book; an EP of previously unreleased instrumentals; a double-album of B-sides; a DVD containing rare TV appearances from 1980-81, a live concert from 1981, and a 5.1 audio mix of the original album; a replica program from their “Ace Up Your Sleeve” tour; a comic book; poker dice; and, for a limited time, a bonus 7-inch reproduction of the Dutch “Ace of Spades” single.

    A “Super Deluxe Box Set” comes encased in a bespoke wooden Wild West dynamite box, and adds shot glasses; a poker mat; playing cards; and casino chips to the above contents.

    Along with the announcement of the various 40th anniversary editions, a video has been released for the live rendition of “Ace of Spades” from the aforementioned 1981 Belfast concert.

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    The various 40th anniversary editions of Ace of Spades are available for pre-order via the official Motorhead webstore. The video for the “Ace of Spades” live version, and the complete box set tracklist can be seen below.

    The 40th anniversary of the album and the title track was previously celebrated on Motörhead Day (“The 8th of May”), with a new lyric video, social media filters, and limited-edition merch. And in June, it was also announced that a biopic on Lemmy Kilmister is currently in the works.

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    Ace of Spade Deluxe Box Set Contents:
    Motorhead Ace of Spades box

    Ace of Spade Deluxe Box Set Tracklist:

    Ace of Spades

    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

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    A Fistful Of Instrumentals 10″

    SIDE ONE
    Ace of Spades (Instrumental demo)
    Hump on Your Back (Instrumental demo)
    Shoot You in the Back (Instrumental demo)
    Fast and Loose (Instrumental demo)

    SIDE TWO
    Dirty Love (Instrumental demo)
    Love Me Like a Reptile (Instrumental demo)
    Dance (Instrumental demo)

    Live At Parc Expo, Orleans – March 5, 1981

    SIDE ONE
    Ace of Spades
    Stay Clean
    Over The Top
    Metropolis
    Shoot You In The Back

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    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

    Ace On Your Screens DVD

    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

    Live At Whitla Hall, Belfast – December 23, 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

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    SIDE THREE
    Jailbait
    Leaving Here
    Capricorn
    Too Late, Too Late

    SIDE FOUR
    Overkill
    Bomber
    Motörhead

    The Good, The Broke & The Ugly

    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

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    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

    Ace of Spades 7″ (D2C exclusive)

    SIDE ONE
    Ace of Spades

    SIDE TWO
    Ace of Spades (Instrumental – previously unreleased)

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