Motorhead: Ace of Spades 40th Anniversary 3LP
"Ace Of Spades" – the title track of Motörhead's 1980 iconic, game changing album isn't just one of the greatest hard rock songs ever written – it has truly become a lifestyle anthem for several generations of rockers, metalheads, punks, bikers, athletes, rebels, outcasts, and freethinkers all around the world. Few songs in modern history can instantly ignite the adrenaline of music fans the way the song's opening dirty bass riff, and drum roll can. From zero to 100 mph in a matter of seconds. That speaker destroying opening riff is unstoppable. And the song altered the course of hard rock...forever.
Upon its release in 1980, the Ace Of Spades album was nothing short of a game changer for all forms of hard rock. Like lightning in a bottle, it perfectly captured everything great about hard rock, heavy metal, and punk, amped it all up to eleven, and came racing out of the gates at what felt like a million miles an hour. Pushing at every musical boundary, nothing was harder, nothing was faster, and certainly nothing was louder.
In honor of the album's 40th anniversary Ace Of Spades has been half speed mastered from the original tapes for optimal speaker smashing dynamic range and is presented here on triple heavyweight 180g vinyl LP with an accompanying double live album of a newly unearthed, previously unreleased concert, recorded at Whitla Hall, Belfast on December 23, 1981. The package is completed with a 20-page book featuring the story of Ace Of Spades told through previously unpublished interviews with the people that were there, never before seen photos and rare memorabilia, and original song lyrics.
• 40th Anniversary 180g Vinyl 3LP reissue
• The Ace Of Spades album, half speed mastered and created from the original tapes
• Double live album of a newly unearthed, previously unreleased concert, recorded at Whitla Hall, Belfast on December 23, 1981
• 20-page book with the story of Ace Of Spades told through previously unpublished interviews with the people that were there
• Never before seen photos and rare memorabilia
• Original song lyrics