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40th Anniversary Box Set Of Motörhead’s “Ace Of Spades” Due In October


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The 40th anniversary of Motörhead‘s landmark 1980 album “Ace Of Spades” will be celebrated this year with a special deluxe collector’s box set release and more. In addition to a 2-CD and book and 3xLP and book editions, two different super deluxe box sets are also being offered. Each option will be made available on October 30th. The top tier version of the super deluxe box sets will feature the following:

  • 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‘ : An 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 A 40 page book telling the story of ‘Ace Of Spades‘ through previously unpublished interviews with the people that were there.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 program.
  • The Motörhead Rock Commando comic.
  • A set of 5 poker dice that can be played on the game board inside the box set lid.
  • A deck of Motörhead playing cards.
  • A bespoke Texas Hold Em poker mat.
  • A set of Motörhead casino chips.
  • Two Motörhead shot glasses.
  • All encased in a bespoke wooden, Wild West dynamite box.
  • A limited edition 7″ reproduction of the Dutch ‘Ace Of Spades‘ single, with a previously unreleased instrumental version on Side B.

The included music in the set runs as follows:

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Ace Of Spades“:

Side One:

01 – “Ace Of Spades
02 – “Love Me Like A Reptile
03 – “Shoot You In The Back
04 – “Live To Win
05 – “Fast And Loose
06 – “(We Are) The Road Crew

Side Two:

01 – “Fire Fire
02 – “Jailbait
03 – “Dance
04 – “Bite The Bullet
05 – “The Chase Is Better Than The Catch
06 – “The Hammer

A Fistful Of Instrumentals” (10″):

Side One:

01 – “Ace Of Spades” (instrumental demo)
02 – “Hump On Your Back” (instrumental demo)
03 – “Shoot You In The Back” (instrumental demo)
04 – “Fast And Loose” (instrumental demo)

Side Two:

01 – “Dirty Love” (instrumental demo)
02 – “Love Me Like A Reptile” (instrumental demo)
03 – “Dance” (instrumental demo)

Live At Parc Expo, Orleans – March 5, 1981“:

Side One:

01 – “Ace Of Spades
02 – “Stay Clean
03 – “Over The Top
04 – “Metropolis
05 – “Shoot You In The Back

Side Two:

01 – “The Hammer
02 – “Jailbait
03 – “Leaving Here
04 – “Fire Fire
05 – “Love Me Like A Reptile

Side Three:

01 – “Capricorn
02 – “Too Late, Too Late
03 – “(We Are) The Road Crew
04 – “No Class

Side Four:

01 – “Bite The Bullet
02 – “The Chase Is Better Than The Catch
03 – “Overkill
04 – “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:

01 – “Ace Of Spades
02 – “Stay Clean
03 – “Over The Top
04 – “The Hammer
05 – “Shoot You In The Back
06 – “Metropolis

Side Two:

01 – “(We Are) The Road Crew
02 – “No Class
03 – “Bite The Bullet
04 – “The Chase Is Better Than The Catch

Side Three:

01 – “Jailbait
02 – “Leaving Here
03 – “Capricorn
04 – “Too Late, Too Late

Side Four:

01 – “Overkill
02 – “Bomber
03 – “Motörhead

The Good, The Broke & The Ugly“:

Side One:

01 – “Ace Of Spades” (alternative version)
02 – “Dirty Love
03 – “Love Me Like A Reptile” (Alternative Long Version)
04 – “Shoot You In The Back” (alternative version)

Side Two:

01 – “Hump On Your Back
02 – “Fast And Loose” (alternative version)
03 – “(We Are) The Road Crew” (alternative version)
04 – “Fire Fire” (alternative version)
05 – “Jailbait” (alternative version)

Side Three:

01 – “Waltz Of The Vampire
02 – “The Hammer” (alternative version)
03 – “Dirty Love” (alternative long version)
04 – “Bastard
05 – “Godzilla Akimbo

Side Four:

01 – “Love Me Like A Reptile” (alternative version)
02 – “Dirty Love” (alternative version)
03 – “Please Don’t Touch” (performed by Headgirl)
04 – “Bomber” (performed by Girlschool)
05 – “Emergency

Ace Of Spades” (7″) (D2C exclusive):

Side One:

01 – “Ace Of Spades

Side Two:

01 – “Ace Of Spades” (instrumental – previously unreleased)

A previously unreleased live version of “Ace Of Spades” from a 1981 Belfast, Ireland set can be found below. Pre-orders for the set and its scaled down counterparts can be found here.

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