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MOTÖRHEAD's 'Another Perfect Day' to receive deluxe reissue for 40th anniversary feat. demos + live recordings

Photo credit: Allan Ballard (courtesy of Adrenaline PR / BMG)


Always the most controversial album in MOTÖRHEAD‘s catalog, “Another Perfect Day” was up against it from the start. After former THIN LIZZY guitarist Brian Robertson replaced “Fast” Eddie Clarke, the band’s sixth studio album presented what Lemmy called a more “musical” approach, the classic lineup’s full-tilt ferocity harnessed to more traditional guitar rock tropes enhanced by carefully crafted production.

In 1983, it was initially startling to hear Lemmy and Phil‘s patent hell-bound express draped in Robbo‘s effects-laden multi-storey guitar overdubs instead of getting hot-wired by Eddie‘s deceptively complex thermonuclear blues riffs and embellishments. Following the likewise lambasted “Iron Fist” and its reappraisal, “Another Perfect Day” stands before us forty years on from the turbulent time that spawned it as an inevitably divisive one-off chapter in MOTÖRHEAD‘s chaotic early history.

Forty years on, “Another Perfect Day” holds its own as this most surreal detour in MOTÖRHEAD‘s early roller coaster, deserving its reappraisal away from the heat of the moment when the classic lineup dissolved and Robbo joined the band.

To celebrate the fortieth anniversary of this sixth record in the MOTÖRHEAD album arsenal, it is being presented in new deluxe editions on November 3. There will be hardback book-packs in two CD and triple LP formats, featuring an amplifier blowing remaster of the original album, previously unreleased demo bonus tracks and a previously unreleased, full concert recorded at Hull City Hall on June 22, 1983, plus the story of the album and many previously unseen photos. There’s also a limited-edition, blue-and-black swirl of the original standalone album.

LP and CD track listing:

Original “Another Perfect Day” Album

  1. Back At The Funny Farm
    02. Shine
    03. Dancing On Your Grave
    04. Rock It
    05. One Track Mind
    06. Another Perfect Day
    07. Off To War
    08. I Got Mine
    09. Tales Of Glory
    10. Die You Bastard

CD and digital bonus tracks:

  1. Turn You Round Again(I Got Mine, B-Side)
    12. Hoochie Coochie Man (Live, Shine B-Side)
    13. (Don’t Need) Religion (Live, Shine B-Side)
    14. Climber (Demo)
    15. Fast One (Demo)
    16. Chinese (Demo)
    17. Climber (Instrumental Demo)

Live At Hull City Hall, June, 22, 1983 (Previously Unreleased)

  1. Back At The Funny Farm
    02. Heart Of Stone
    03. Shoot You In The Back
    04. Marching Off To War
    05. Iron HorseBorn To Lose
    06. Another Perfect Day
    07. Hoochie Coochie Man
    08. (Don’t Need) Religion
    09. One Track Mind
    10. Go To Hell
    11. America
    12. Shine
    13. Dancing On Your Grave
    14. Rock It
    15. Bite The Bullet
    16. The Chase Is Better Than The Catch

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