Bomber Bomber Bomber


Notes

The Bomber album was released on the 30th of October in 1979 in the UK (cat no BRON 523). The cover featured an artwork with a Bomber bordered by Lemmy, Phil and Eddie. The artist was not Joe Petagno. The layout of the back cover was quite similar to the Overkill back cover but instead of live pictures the pictures represented the three band members off stage. The album was once again produced by Jimmy Miller. However, in White Line Fever Lemmy says that Jimmy was quite out of it at the time and was often late as well as he suddenly disappeared for several hours.

In UK 20 000 copies were pressed on blue vinyl, the rest on black. There are different shades of the blue vinyl pressing. In Europe it was also initially pressed on vinyl in Sweden, Germany, Holland, Italy, France and Portugal. The Portuguese pressing is probably the most unusual. Later it was also released in Greece. It was also pressed in several different versions in South America. In Canada it was released by Mercury in the beginning of the 80s and in USA it was not pressed on vinyl until the 1988 Profile release. Then there are the usual re-issues by Legacy, Castle Classics, Earmark and Back To Black.

On CD the first release was by Legacy in 1986 which was pressed in the UK. This version also got pressed in France by Carrère. In 1988 Profile made a pressing packaged in a long box. This version also got pressed in Japan by Teichiku, probably in 1989. In 1996 Castle label Essential did the remastered version with bonus tracks and in 2005 the 2 disc expanded version appeared for the first time.

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Tracklist

  1. Dead Men Tell No Tales
  2. Lawman
  3. Sweet Revenge
  4. Sharpshooter
  5. Poison
  6. Stone Dead Forever
  7. All The Aces
  8. Step Down
  9. Talking Head
  10. Bomber

Related releases

Sleeve with French sticker, blue vinyl 2nd Jap pressing on Victor Profile, USA Essential re-issue on blue vinyl Earmark gatefold, re-issue 2 LP set with aos French CD on Carrère
104.8136, RCA, Brazil 2406 207, Brazil BRON 2505, Argentina, promo BRON 523, UK Dutch, 201 013, Stemra Fra, BRO 2033 5000523, Portugal

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Label

Catalogue no

Origin

Date

Notes

Strawberry Mastering Acetate UK 1979 Acetate
Bronze BRON 523 UK 1979-10-30
Bronze BRON 523 UK 1979-10-30? Promo
Bronze BRON 523 UK 1979-10? Test pressing
Bronze BRON 523 UK 1979-10-30? Blue vinyl
Ariola 201 013-320 Ger 1979 GEMA
Ariola 201 013 Holl 1979 Stemra
Ariola 201 013 Holl 1979 Stemra, test pressing
Ariola 200 435 270 Ger 1984? Re-issue
Dischanti BROL 34523 Italy 1979
Festival L 37098 Aus 1979
Festival L 37098 Aus 1979 Promo
Festival L 37098 Aus 1979 Test pressing
Festival L 37098 NZ 1979
Festival L 37098 NZ 1979 Promo
WEA BRO 2033 Fra 1979 Some copies w a dif colouring of label (IDN)
WEA BRO 2033 Fra 1979 Test pressing
WEA 893 033 Fra 198? Reissue
EMI 14C 06263719 Gre 1979
SIB BRON 523 Swe 1979
Polygram 5000523 Port 1979
Bronze? WBS 81 289 Jap 1980
Bronze? WBS 81 289 Jap 1980 Promo
Victor VIP 4135 Jap 1981? Reissue
Victor VIP 4135 Jap 1981? Promo
Bronze/Polydor BRON 523 (2406 207) UK 1981 Limited Edition Special Price (all or just some?)
Mercury MIP 1 9469 Can 1981
Ariola I-201.013 Spa 1982 Some with a different label, some are laminated.
Polygram/Ariola 2406 207 Bra 1982 Serie luxo
Woodstock WSK 140 Bra 1986 Re-issue
GWR GW LP 5 UK 1986 Second re-issue
Profile PRO 3242 USA 1988
Profile PRO 3242 DJ USA 1988 Promo
Young ? Bra 1989 Second re-issue
Castle CLA LP 227 UK 1991 Third re-issue
SNC ME 2031/2032 Rus 1992 Some with laminated cover
Essential ESM LP 311 UK 2000 Fourth re-issue, blue vinyl
Essential ESM LP 311 UK 2000 Test pressing
Earmark 41016 Italy 2004-01 Re-issue, gatefold sleeve
Earmark P41016 Italy 2004-01 Picture disc
Earmark 41016 Italy 2007? Second re-issue
Back On Black BOBV113LP UK 2008 2 LP-set, third re-issue, coloured vinyl
Back On Black BOBV113LP UK 2008 2 LP-set, test pressing
Back On Black BOBV113LP? UK 2013 2 LP-set, speckled red vinyl
? DJ10 BRO 85 Ger? 2013? 10" Picture disc
Mercury? BRON523 USA? 2013? 180 gram, 4th re-issue
Ingrooves BMG15014V USA 2015-05-19 180 gram, 5th re-issue
BMG BMGRM021LP EU 2015-04 180 gram, 5th re-issue
RCA 1048136 Bra ? Re-issue
RCA 1048136 Bra ? Re-issue, promo
Bronze? BRON 2505 Arg ?
Bronze? BRON 2505 Arg ? Promo
Castle TFO LP 024 UK 1990 2 LP, w Ace Of Spades
Earmark 41023 Italy 2004-01 3 LP Box, "England"

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Label

Catalogue no

Origin

Date

Notes

Legacy LLM CD 3012 UK 1987-07
Carrère 96572 Fra 1988?
Profile PCD 3242 USA 1988 Long box (just first edition?)
Teichiku TECP-18016 Jap 1989?
Ariola 251 013-217 Ger 1989? First German CD issue?
Castle CLA CD 227 UK 1991 Re-issue, two dif. discs
Roadracer RRD 9228 USA 1991 Re-issue, w bonus track, also in box
Victor VICP 2074 Jap 1993 Re-issue
Castle CLC 5088 Ger 1992 Re-issue?
Essential ESM CD 311 UK 1996 Second re-issue, remastered w bonus tracks, also in box
Essential ? Rus 1996? Pirate
Essential? 5017615831122 Bra 1996?
DOJO DOJO 3031-2 USA 1996 Second re-issue, remastered w bonus tracks
Victor VICP 2149 Jap 1997 Second re-issue, remastered w bonus tracks
Victor VICP 2149 Jap 1997 Promo
Castle CMACD 509 USA 1999 Third re-issue, remastered w bonus tracks
Castle CMTCD 108 UK 2000 Third re-issue, vinyl replica, also in box
Metal-Is 06076 85210-2 USA 2001-09? Fourth re-issue, remastered w bonus tracks
Victor VICP-61970 Jap 2002-08-21 Fourth re-issue, vinyl replica, also in box
Victor VICP-61970 Jap 2002-08-21 Fourth re-issue, vinyl replica, promo
Sanctuary SMRCD040 UK 2004-06-28 Fourth re-issue, remastered w bonus tracks, also in box
Sanctuary SMEDD220 UK 2005-06 2 CD expanded edition
Sanctuary SMEDD220 UK 2005-06 Promo, 2 CD expanded edition
BMG SNTU86402.2 USA 2005-06 2 CD expanded edition
BMG SMEDD220 Arg 2005-06 2 CD expanded edition
Sanctuary SMBCD431 UK 2007-04-23 Sixth re-issue, digi pack
BMG BVCM-37961 Jap 2007 Fifth re-issue, vinyl replica, also in box
BMG BVCM-37961 Jap 2007 Fifth re-issue, vinyl replica, Promo
Universal 602517855427 EU 2008-11-17 2 CD expanded edition, re-issue
Universal 93906-7 Jap 2009-01 6th Jap re-issue, 2 CD exp.
Universal 60136 Jap 2009-02 7th Jap re-issue
Universal UICY-25133 Jap 2011-12-21 8th Jap re-issue
Universal 0600753-308097 EU 2011-06? In skull box
Universal 37035?? EU 2012-06-11 In Classics box
Universal UICY-75511 Jap 2013-06-12 9th Jap re-issue
Hostess HSE-39991 Jap 2015-07-08 10th Jap re-issue
BMG 1785542 EU 2015 2 CD, re-issue
Castle TFO CD 024 UK 1990 2 CD, w Ace Of Spades
BMG 74321219712 Aus 1990? 2 CD, w Ace Of Spades
Agat Company LTD ? Rus 2001?


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