MOTÖRHEAD's sixth studio album Another Perfect Day is to get the 40th Anniversary expanded reissue treatment this Autumn.

Originally released in May 1983, the album was the only Motörhead full-length to feature the Lemmy / Philthy / Brian Robertson line-up, which lasted for eighteen months.

The ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist was hastily recruited to the band following the departure of Fast Eddie Clarke during their US Iron Fist tour, disgruntled over their collaboration with The Plasmatics' Wendy O Williams on a cover of Tammy Wynette's country tearjerker 'Stand By Your Man'.

The line-up was introduced to the UK with a pair of shows at Wrexham Football Club and Hackney Speedway Stadium in July '82, where Robertson's stagewear of satin running shorts and Chinese slippers raised eyebrows.

The band recorded Another Perfect Day during early '83 with the release coming the following May, accompanied by the single 'I Got Mine' and a thirty-date UK tour including two nights at Hammersmith Odeon and culminating in a trio of intimate shows at London's iconic Marquee.

Although it received a mixed-to-poor reception on release, the album has come to be recognised as one of the band's best, a pleasing evolution of their sound with several strong songs that continued to crop up in Motörhead's live set during the rest of their lifetime.

To celebrate its 40th Anniversary, Another Perfect Day is now presented in 2xCD and 3xLP formats with the original album accompanied by single b-sides, demos and a previously unreleased live set from their Hull City Hall show on 22 June 1983.

Another Perfect Day (40th Anniversary) is set to be released on 3 November.

Check out the newly released demo 'Climber'...

Pic by George Bodnar

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