Motörhead’s commercial breakthrough, “Ace of Spades,” will be the subject of a massive reissue this fall with two previously unreleased live albums and a clutch of alternate versions of the album’s songs. The group is previewing the collection with a previously unheard, gritty live version of the ripping title track recorded at Belfast’s Whitla Hall in December 1981.

The box set, which comes out on October 30th, features a collection of instrumental demos, B-sides, outtakes and alternative versions. Some of the material came out on various reissues, but the live albums are previously unreleased. Those include the Whitla Hall gig and a March 1981 show recorded in Orleans. It also includes a DVD with footage of Motörhead on TV at the time, their appearances on the BBC and a 5.1 audio mix of “Ace of Spades.”

The deluxe box set will also include the OG album, which has been half-speed mastered from the original tapes, a 40-page book with previously unpublished interviews and photos, the
“Ace Up Your Sleeve” tour book, a comic and a reproduction of the Dutch seven-inch for “Ace of Spades.” It also contains five poker dice, which can be used for a board game printed on the inner lid.

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