MOTORHEAD – ” No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith ” 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Posted: April 30, 2021 in MUSIC
Motorhead / No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith

Motörhead‘s 1981 album “No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith” is to be reissued for its 40th Anniversary across a number of formats, including a four-CD deluxe edition with previously unreleased performances.

The record featured tracks from the band’s ‘Short Sharp Pain in the Neck’ tour which saw them play Newcastle, Leeds, Norfolk and Belfast in the space of a week, in late March 1981.

The 11-track album – issued in June of the same year – featured three tracks from Ace Of Spades, five from Overkill, the title track from Bomber title track and two from their debut. It was the only Motorhead number one album and Lemmy is quoted as saying: “I knew it’d be the live one that went best, 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.”

The 40th anniversary reissue features a new remaster of the original album created from the original tapes. The four-CD edition includes five bonus tracks on the first disc (three of which are previously unreleased from a soundcheck) and features three previously unreleased full concerts from this tour: Leeds Queen Hall (28/3/81) and both nights from Newcastle City Hall (29th & 30th March). Just over half of the original album is from the Newcastle show on the 30th March, in case you are wondering. The box set is pictured above and includes 28-page book, poster, plectrum, tour pass, ticket, flyer & badge.

This version of “The Hammer” — which Motörhead tear through in all their ragged, raw and pulverizing glory — comes from their March 30th, 1981 concert concert at Newcastle City hall . While a handful of tracks from that show made it on to the original No Sleep ’Til Hammersmith, the new reissue marks the first time the concert will be released in its entirety. The line up on this track is Lemmy, Fast Eddie Clarke and Philthy Animal Taylor.

3LP 40th anniversary edition features the new remaster of “No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith” and the full Newcastle show from 30th March 1981. A two-CD edition repeats the same content.

These 40th Anniversary editions of No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith will be released on 25th June 2021 via Sanctuary/BMG Records.

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