On Friday, October 25th, the incredible 40th Anniversary deluxe editions of Motorhead’s Overkill and Bomber albums have been released, both as hardbound bookpacks in two CD and triple LP format. The releases feature previously unheard concerts from the ’79 tours, interviews and many unseen photos. Also out is the spectacular ultimate fan/collectors 1979 box set. All three of these releases have been created with the full cooperation and involvement of the estates of Ian “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
By going through the band’s extensive private archives, to receiving the assistance of key people who were part of their ’79 circle of friends, crew, and accomplices – as well as consulting with super fans – all parties are immensely proud to show the level of detail and commitment which has gone into all three of the ’79 releases, and which will continue with future projects. It was always Lemmy’s demand to give the fans the very best possible in every respect, we believe we have achieved that with these reissues.