Motörhead Kick Off Deluxe Reissue Series With ‘Overkill’ and ‘Bomber’ Anniversary Editions

Photo by Estate of Keith Morris/Redferns

Motörhead and BMG have announced the launch of an extensive deluxe reissue series that will span the late, great Lemmy and Co.’s illustrious career. First up, “Motörhead ’79” campaign, which commemorates the 40th anniversary of the landmark Overkill and Bomber albums with spiffy new editions, both as hardbound bookpacks in two CD and triple LP format. The reissues include previously unheard concerts from the ’79 tours, interviews and unseen photos. Also, the ’79 campaign will see the release of an ultimate collectors “1979” box set. All three of these releases have been created with the full cooperation and involvement of the estates of Lemmy Kilmister, “Fast” Eddie Clarke and Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor.

The “1979” box set contains:

* Both the original “Overkill” and “Bomber” albums half-speed mastered and pressed on 180-gram vinyl created from the original master tapes
* Two double-live albums of previously unheard concert material from the ’79 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” seven-inch single with gatefold art
* The “Bomber” tour program
* “Overkill” sheet music book
* ’79 badge set
* All encased in black biker jacket box

Preorders with exclusive, new merchandise bundles are live here. See product shots and full track listings below.

Box set track listing
Overkill

Side One

01. Overkill
02. Stay Clean
03. (I Won’t) Pay Your Price
04. I’ll Be Your Sister
05. Capricorn

Side Two

01. No Class
02. Damage Case
03. Tear Ya Down
04. Metropolis
05. Limb From Limb

Bomber

Side One

01. Dead Men Tell No Tales
02. Lawman
03. Sweet Revenge
04. Sharpshooter
05. Poison

Side Two

01. Stone Dead Forever
02. All The Aces
03. Step Down
04. Talking Head
05. Bomber

Good N’Loud – Live At Friars, Aylesbury on March 31, 1979

Side One

01. Overkill
02. Stay Clean
03. Keep Us On The Road
04. No Class
05. Leaving Here

Side Two

01. Iron Horse / Born To Lose
02. Metropolis
03. The Watcher
04. Damage Case

Side Three

01. (I Won’t) Pay Your Price
02. Capricorn
03. Too Late, Too Late
04. I’ll Be Your Sister

Side Four

01. I’m Your Witchdoctor
02. Train Kept A-Rollin’
03. Limb From Limb
04. White Line Fever
05. Motörhead

Sharpshooter – Live At la Rotunde, Le Mans on November 3, 1979

Side One

01. Overkill
02. Stay Clean
03. No Class
04. Metropolis

Side Two

01. All The Aces
02. Dead Men Tell No Tales
03. I’ll Be Your Sister
04. Lawman
05. Too Late, Too Late

Side Three

01. Poison
02. (I Won’t) Pay Your Price
03. Sharpshooter
04. Capricorn
05. Train Kept A-Rollin’

Side Four

01. Bomber
02. Limb From Limb
03. White Line Fever
04. Motörhead

The Rest of ’79

Side One

01. Too Late, Too Late (“Overkill” 7″ B-Side)
02. Like A Nightmare (Alternative version of No Class B-Side)
03. Over The Top (“Bomber” 7″ B-Side)
04. Stone Dead Forever (Alternative Version)
05. Sharpshooter (Alternative Version)

Side Two

01. Bomber (Alternative Version)
02. Step Down (Alternative Version)
03. Fun On The Farm (“Bomber” Outtake)
04. Treat Me Nice (“Bomber” Outtake)
05. You Ain’t Gonna Live Forever (“Bomber” Outtake)

No Class 7″

Side One

01. No Class

Side Two

01. Like A Nightmare