Motorhead’s Overkill and Bomber set for deluxe reissues

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Motorhead (opens in new tab)’s 1979 albums Overkill and Bomber will be reissued later this year – both as individual packages and as a box set containing both albums and a host of extras.

The news comes after the band’s social media channels lit up yesterday with a video clip showing footage from 1979 (opens in new tab).

Today it’s been revealed that Overkill and Bomber will be reissued as hardbound bookpacks on 2CD and 3LP, which will also feature previously unreleased concerts from the time and a collection of rare photos.

Both albums have been remastered from the original master tapes.

Overkill and Bomber will also be included in the 1979 Box Set, which will also feature a 40-page book, a disc containing b-sides and outtakes, a 7-inch single of No Class, a reproduction of the Bomber tour programme, an Overkill sheet music book and a 1979 badge set.

The whole package will be presented in a black biker jacket box.

The new releases have been created with the full cooperation and involvement of the estates of Lemmy, “Fast” Eddie Clarke and Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor, with BMG planning on reissuing further Motorhead albums in the future.

All three will be released on October 25 through BMG.

In addition, a previously unreleased video of Motorhead performing Bomber in 1979 has been released, which can be found below along with further album details.

Motorhead: The 1979 Box Set tracklist

1. Overkill
2. Stay Clean
3. (I Won’t) Pay Your Price
4. I’ll Be Your Sister
5. Capricorn 
6. No Class
7. Damage Case
8. Tear Ya Down
9. Metropolis
10. Limb From Limb

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

1. Overkill
2. Stay Clean
3. Keep Us On The Road
4. No Class
5. Leaving Here
6. Iron Horse / Born To Lose
7. Metropolis
8. The Watcher
9. Damage Case
10. (I Won’t) Pay Your Price
11. Capricorn
12. Too Late, Too Late
13. I’ll Be Your Sister
14. I’m Your Witchdoctor
15. Train Kept A-Rollin’
16. Limb From Limb
17. White Line Fever
18. Motörhead

1. Dead Men Tell No Tales
2. Lawman
3. Sweet Revenge
4. Sharpshooter
5. Poison
6. Stone Dead Forever
7. All The Aces
8. Step Down
9. Talking Head
10. Bomber
11. Sharpshooter

Live At la Rotunde, Le Mans – November 3, 1979
1. Overkill
2. Stay Clean
3. No Class
4. Metropolis
5. All The Aces
6. Dead Men Tell No Tales
7. I’ll Be Your Sister
8. Lawman
9. Too Late, Too Late
10. Poison
11. (I Won’t) Pay Your Price
12. Sharpshooter
13. Capricorn
14. Train Kept A-Rollin’
15. Bomber
16. Limb From Limb
17. White Line Fever
18. Motörhead

The Rest Of ‘79
1. Too Late, Too Late (Overkill 7" B-Side)
2. Like A Nightmare (Alternative version of No Class B-Side)
3. Over The Top (Bomber 7" B-Side)
4. Stone Dead Forever (Alternative Version)
5. Sharpshooter (Alternative Version)
6. Bomber (Alternative Version)
7. Step Down (Alternative Version)
8. Fun On The Farm (Bomber Outtake)
9. Treat Me Nice (Bomber Outtake)
10. You Ain't Gonna Live Forever (Bomber Outtake)

No Class 7-inch
1. No Class
2. Like A Nightmare

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