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Motörhead’s No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith to Get 40th Anniversary Expanded Reissue

The deluxe package contains a never-before-released concert recording and much more

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Motörhead No Sleep Til Hammersmith Reissue
Motörhead, via Adrenaline PR

    Motörhead’s seminal live album No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith is receiving a 40th anniversary expanded reissue due out June 25th. As a teaser, a video for a previously unreleased live version of “The Hammer” has been unveiled.

    Released in 1981, No Sleep ’Til Hammersmith stands as the defining live document of Motörhead’s unrelenting brand of heavy music. Fresh off the release of Ace of Spades, the band is in full sonic flight — quite literally suspending a bomber over the stage. Song after song, Lemmy and company waylay the audience; it’s no surprise the LP often ranks high on all-time live album lists.

    The expanded edition features remastered audio from the original analog tapes, bonus tracks, previously unheard soundcheck recordings, and a previously unreleased full concert recording from Newcastle City Hall on March 30th, 1981. For the 4-disc CD box set, the three full concerts from which the Hammersmith album was culled have been restored and released in their entirety for the first time.

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    The vinyl and CD box sets also include a book with previously unpublished and new interviews with Motörhead’s road crew along with rare photos and memorabilia. Among the other items in the CD set are a double-sided concert poster from 1981, reproduction USA 1981 tour pass, a Motörhead “England” plectrum, a 1981 European tour badge, reproduction Newcastle City Hall ticket, and a Port Vale gig flyer post card.

    No Sleep ’Til Hammersmith went to No. 1 on the UK charts after its release on June 27th, 1981. It remains a milestone achievement in Motörhead’s career, but Lemmy wasn’t surprised.

    “I knew it’d be the live one that went best,” he’s quoted as saying via the press release, “because we’re really a live band. You can’t listen to a record and find out what we’re about. You’ve got to see us.”

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    Check out the full tracklist for the CD box set and watch the video for “The Hammer” below. Pre-order the reissues are ongoing here.

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    No Sleep ’Til Hammersmith CD Box Set Tracklist:
    No Sleep ’Til Hammersmith:
    01. Ace of Spades
    02. Stay Clean
    03. Metropolis
    04. The Hammer
    05. Iron Horse
    06. No Class
    07. Overkill
    08. (We Are) The Roadcrew
    09. Capricorn
    10. Bomber
    11. Motörhead
    12. Over The Top
    13. Train Kept A Rollin’
    14. Stay Clean (soundcheck)
    15. Limb From Limb (soundcheck)
    16. Iron Horse (Soundcheck)

    Live at Newcastle City Hall 03/30/1981:
    01. Ace Of Spades
    02. Stay Clean
    03. Over The Top
    04. Metropolis
    05. Shoot You In The Back
    06. The Hammer
    07. Jailbait
    08. Leaving Here
    09. Iron Horse
    10. Fire Fire
    11. Capricorn
    12. Too Late Too Late
    13. No Class
    14. (We Are) The Road Crew
    15. Bite The Bullet
    16. The Chase Is Better Than The Catch
    17. Overkill
    18. Bomber
    19. Motörhead

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    Live at Newcastle City Hall 03/29/1981:
    01. Ace Of Spades
    02. Stay Clean
    03. Over The Top
    04. Metropolis
    05. Shoot You In The Back
    06. The Hammer
    07. Jailbait
    08. Leaving Here
    09. Fire Fire
    10. Capricorn
    11. Too Late Too Late
    12. No Class
    13. (We Are) The Road Crew
    14. Bite The Bullet
    15. The Chase Is Better Than The Catch
    16. Overkill
    17. Bomber
    18. Motörhead

    Live at Leeds Queens Hall 03/28/1981:
    01. Ace Of Spades
    02. Stay Clean
    03. Over The Top
    04. Metropolis
    05. Shoot You In The Back
    06. The Hammer
    07. Jailbait
    08. Leaving Here
    09. Fire Fire
    10. Capricorn
    11. Too Late Too Late
    12. No Class
    13. (We Are) The Road Crew
    14. Bite The Bullet
    15. The Chase Is Better Than The Catch
    16. Overkill
    17. Bomber
    18. Motörhead

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