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ACE OF SPADES 40TH ANNIVERSARY BOXSET:
ACE OF SPADES (Half speed mastered from the original tapes for dynamic range)
LIVE AT WHITLA HALL, BELFAST, 23/12/1981 (17 song, sound board recording from the Ace Up Your Sleeve tour, gatefold double vinyl)
LIVE AT PARC EXPO, ORLEANS, 5/3/1981 (18 song, sound board recording from the Ace Up Your Sleeve tour, gatefold double vinyl)
THE GOOD, THE BROKE AND THE UGLY (13 song album of singles, b-sides, rare and deleted tracks from 1980-81, gatefold double vinyl)
A FISTFUL OF INSTRUMENTALS (7 track EP of previous unreleased demo instrumental tracks from Ace Of Spades)
ACE ON YOUR SCREEN - DVD compilation of rare, lost and found footage of interviews, studio and live appearances from TV from 1980-81.
THE STORY OF ACE OF SPADES - 40 page book, perfect bound book telling the story of Ace Of Spades. Includes previously unseen interviews, photos and memorabilia.
ACE UP YOUR SLEEVE TOUR PROGRAMME - Reproduction of the Ace Up Your Sleeve tour programme from 1980.
ROCK COMMANDO COMIC - Reproduction of the rare 1980, Motörhead Rock Commando comic.
POKER DICE - Set of 5 Motörhead poker dice, for play in the inside lid game board.
‘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 changed the course of hard rock...forever.
Upon its release in 1980, the ‘Ace Of Spades’ album was nothing short of a gamechanger 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 11, 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.
The ‘Ace Of Spades’ album release was one of those magical moments in time. Fans to this day still remember where they were when they first heard it. And it immediately inspired bands worldwide to absorb the album’s energy, speed, and attitude into their own work. The album is ground zero for thrash, speed metal, and punk / metal crossover.