MOTÖRHEAD's classic Ace Of Spades album is to have its 40th Anniversary celebrated with a deluxe collectors' edition box set.
The trio's fourth album, Ace Of Spades was their third full-length release in under two years, the icing on the cake of their '79 breakthrough with Overkill and Bomber.
Produced by legendary producer Vic Maile at Jackson's Studio in Rickmansworth, the album rocketed to No.4 in the charts, with the title track, by far the band's most popular and enduring song, reaching No.13.
The band accompanied the album's release with the mammoth Ace Up Your Sleeve Tour, culminating with four sold-out nights at the prestigious Hammersmith Odeon.
Including no fewer than 42 previously unreleased tracks, the deluxe Ace Of Spades box set contains...
- The Ace Of Spades album, half-speed mastered and created from the original master tapes.
- Two double-live albums of previously unheard concerts from Belfast and Orleans, France on the Ace Up Your Sleeve Tour.
- A Fistful Of Instrumentals : A 10” 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 A 40 page book telling the story of Ace Of Spades through previously unpublished interviews with the people that were there.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 programme
- The Motörhead Rock Commando comic.
- A set of 5 poker dice that can be played on the game board inside the box set lid.
- All encased in a classic Wild West dynamite box.
- A limited edition 7" reproduction of the Dutch 'Ace Of Spades', with a previously unreleased instrumental version on Side B. (while stocks last!)
The album will also be released in double-CD and triple-vinyl hardback-book editions, featuring a previously unheard concert from the ‘Ace Up Your Sleeve’ tour, the story of the album and many previously unseen photos.
Set for release on 30 October, all three editions are available to pre-order here!