Motörhead Announce Special 40th Anniversary Box Sets
Following the 1979-based teaser video posted yesterday, Motörhead have announced details of two deluxe reissues and a special collector’s box set.
Motörhead have teamed up with BMG for “an exciting, extensive and detailed ultra-fan-friendly release programme” of their back catalogue, and they’re starting with Motörhead ’79. 1979 was a pivotal year for the terrible trio of Lemmy, Philthy Phil and Fast Eddie, releasing the iconic Overkill and Bomber albums just months apart.
And as both albums are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, they’re being repackaged in fancy new deluxe editions – both as hardbound books. They’ll be available in either 2CD or 3LP formats, including unheard live recordings, interviews and unseen photos.
But that’s not all. There’s a whopping great 1979 box set that’s chocked full of Motörhead gear and goodies.
Here’s what’s inside the Motörhead 1979 box set, all encased in a black biker jacket box:
- Both the original Overkill and Bomber albums half-speed mastered and pressed on 180g vinyl, created from the original master tapes.
- Two double-live albums of previously unheard concert material from the 1979 tours.
- A 40-page period-accurate ‘music magazine’ featuring unseen photos and fresh interviews regarding the era.
- The Rest Of ’79 vinyl, featuring B‑sides, outtakes and rare tracks.
- No Class 7” single with gatefold art.
- The Bomber tour programme.
- Overkill sheet music book.
- ’79 badge set.
The sets can be ordered now from the specially created Motorhead79.com.
Here’s what the big 1979 box set looks like:
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