BRON 531 Ace Of Spades BRON 531


Notes

Considered by many to be the best album Motorhead ever have done. The album was released on the 20th of October according to the Babylon book. It was produced by Vic Maile and recorded at Jackson´s studios in Rickmansworth during six weeks in August and September 1980. Lemmy had worked with Vic Maile before when he was in Hawkwind. In various interviews the band members have relealed that Vic got them to put more effort in their playing and to perform better than they had on previous recordings. The production was also more clear than on the Overkill and bomber albums.

On the front sleeve the band were dressed up as outlaw cowboys standing in a sandpit against a clear blue sky. The UK pressing was also released on gold vinyl. The US pressing got a small extra logo in the top left corner and a different back sleeve as well as a slightly different order of the songs. You can find German pressings that lists the tape number on the back or copies that don´t.

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Tracklist

  1. Ace Of Spades
  2. Love Me Like A Reptile
  3. Shoot You In The Back
  4. Live To Win
  5. Fast And Loose
  6. (We Are) The Road Crew
  7. Fire Fire
  8. Jailbait
  9. The Chase Is Better Than The Catch
  10. Dance
  11. Bite The Bullet
  12. The Hammer

Japanese promo Profile cd Roadrace cd Italy LP Profile LP promo Turkish LP Gold vinyl label
Sanctuary CD UK 2004 Italian Picture disc First DVD audio issue German card box Second Japanese re-issue Metal-Is CD issue USA LP release

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Bronze BRON 531 UK 1980-11-08 EMI edition
Bronze BRON 531 UK 1981? Limited Edition Special Price (all or just some?)
Bronze BRON 531 UK 1980-10? Test pressing
Bronze BRON 531 UK 1980-11? Gold vinyl
Bronze BRON 531 UK 1980-11? Gold vinyl, Test pressing
Bronze BRON 531 EEC 1981? Promo Box Set (Bio, Sheet, Shirt, picture) + Saint-Valentines 10"
Ariola 202 876-320 Ger 1980-11-08 Two dif lab, some w tape no
Ariola 202 876-320 Ger 1980-11-08? Test pressing
Ariola 202 876-270 Ger 1987? Re-issue
Ariola 202.876-320 Holl 1980-11-08 Stemra
Dischanti Brol 34531 Italy 1980-11-08
Festival L 37501 Aus 1980-11-08
Festival L 37501 Aus 1980-10? Test pressing
Festival L 37501 Aus 1980-10? Promo sticker on label
Festival L 37501 NZ 1980-11-08 Some w laminated cover
Festival L 37501 NZ 1980-10? Test pressing sticker on label
Festival L 37501 NZ 1980-10? Promo sticker on label
WEA Bro 2041 Fra 1980-11-08
WEA Bro 2041 Fra 1980-10? Test pressing
WEA 893041 Fra 198? Re-issue
WEA/Filipacchi ? Fra 198? Promo box w press kit + 3 tours books
Emi 14C 062-64612 Gre 1980-11-08
SIB Bron 531 Swe 1980-11-08
SIB Bron 531 Swe 1980-11-08 Test pressing
Bronze Bron 531 Ire 1980-11-08
Mercury SRM 1-4011 Can 1980-11-08
Mercury SRM 1-4011 USA 1980-11-08 Three dif labels
Keel manufacturing SRM 1-4011 USA 1980-10? Test pressing
Mercury SRM 1-4011 USA 1980-10? Promo (W/Photo + Bio Sheet)
Victor VIP-6751 Jap 1980-11-08
Victor VIP-6751 Jap 1980-10? Promo
Ariola I 202 876 Spa 1981-11-08 Some are laminated and Indugraf
Ariola 5 B 202 876 Spa 198? Re-issue
Jugoton LS Bron 70947 Yug 1980-11-08 Some copies with Jadran dist
Ariola 202 876 Bra 1981
Polygram 813273 Bra 1983 Re-issue, serie Luxo
Polygram 813273 Bra 1983 Re-issue, serie Luxo, Promo
Woodstock WSK 141 Bra 1986 Second Re-issue
Fiesta Fi 509 Tur 1982
Bronze IMD 7168 Sau 1982?
GWR GWLP 6 UK 1986 Second re-issue
GWR GWLP 6 UK 1986 Test Pressing, Second re-issue
Profile PRO3243 USA 1988 Re-issue
Profile PRO3243 DJ USA 1988 Promo, Re-issue
Essential ESMLP 312 UK 2000 Third Re-issue, red vinyl
Essential ESMLP 312 UK 2000 Test pressing, Third Re-issue
Earmark 41005 Italy 2004? Re-issue, gatefold sleeve, 180 g
Earmark P41005 Italy 2004-01 Picture disc
Earmark 41005 Italy 2007? Second re-issue
Back On Black BOBV111LP UK 2008 3 LP-set
Back On Black BOBV111LP UK 2008 3 LP-set, Test pressing
Back On Black BOBV111LP UK 2008 3 LP-set, clear vinyl
Back to Black 5310375 Fra 2008
Back to Black 5326582 UK 2010-06-01 Picture disc, re-issue
Mercury SRM 1-4011 USA? 2010? 180 gram
Dischanti Brol 34531 Italy 2011 Red vinyl
Sanctuary SAN3205 UK? 2014? Re-issue w. mp3
BMG BMGRM029LP EU 2015 180 gram, re-issue
INgrooves BMG15057V USA 2015-05 180 gram, re-issue
Castle TFO LP 024 UK 1990 2 LP, w Bomber
Earmark 41023 Italy 2004-01 3 LP Box, "England"

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Legacy LLM CD 3013 UK 1987-07
Carrère 96518 Fra 1987?
Victor VDP 1152 Jap 1988?
Victor VDP 1152 Jap 1988? Promo
Profile PCD 3243 USA 1988 Long box (just first edition?)
Profile PCD 3243 Can 1988 BMG Club issue
Ariola 252 876-217 Ger 1989?
Teichiku 18 DN-56 Jap 1989? Re-issue
Castle CLA CD 240 UK 1991-02 Re-issue, Made in France, also in box
Castle 972017WM302 Fra 1991? La Collection, (CLA CD 240 in slip case)
Roadracer RRD 9227 USA 1991 Re-issue, w bonus track, Long box (just first edition?), also in box
Shinseido RRD 9227 Jap 1991? Japanese import
Attic RRD 9227 Can 1991 Re-issue, w bonus track, Long box? (just first edition?)
Castle CLC 5098 Ger 1992 Re-issue
Victor VICP 2075 Jap 1993-05-21 Second re-issue
Victor VICP 2075 Jap 1993-05-21 Promo, second re-issue
Essential ESM CD 312 UK 1996 Second re-issue, remastered w bonus tracks, also in box
Essential ESM CD 312 Ger 1996? Second re-issue, remastered w bonus tracks w carton cover and pass
BMG ESM CD 312? Mex 1996? Remastered w bonus tracks
DOJO 3031-2 USA 1996 Second re-issue, remastered w bonus tracks
Victor VICP 2150 Jap 1997 Third re-issue, remastered w bonus tracks
Victor VICP 2150 Jap 1997 Promo, Third re-issue, stamp on back cover
Media ? Rus 1997? Pirate? of ESM CD 312
Microservice Abril 4105017-2 Bra 1997? Remastered w bonus tracks
Castle CMACD 508 USA 1999 Third re-issue, remastered w bonus tracks
Castle CMTCD 109 UK 2000-01-22 Third re-issue, vinyl replica, also in box
Metal-Is 06076 85206-2 USA 2001-09 Fourth re-issue, remastered w bonus tracks
Disky SI 648372 Holl 2001-09? Remastered w bonus tracks
Victor VICP-61971 Jap 2002-08-21 Fourth re-issue, vinyl replica, also in box
Victor VICP-61971 Jap 2002-08-21 Promo, Fourth re-issue, vinyl replica
Sanctuary SMRCD041 UK 2004-06-28 Fourth re-issue, remastered w bonus tracks, also in box
Sanctuary SMRCD041 Aus 2004? Remastered w bonus tracks
Universal 5050749204127 Mex 2003? Sanctuary version
Sanctuary SMEDD243 UK 2005-10-03 2 CD Exp. Deluxe ed.
Sanctuary 864082 USA 2005-11-15 2 CD Exp. Deluxe ed.
Dynamo DYN0700-2 Bra 2005 2 CD Exp. Deluxe ed.
Sanctuary SMBCD373 UK 2006-10-16 Sixth re-issue, digi pack
BMG BVCM-37962 Jap 2007 Fifth re-issue, vinyl replica, also in box
BMG BVCM-37962 Jap 2007 Fifth re-issue, vinyl replica, Promo
Soyuz? ? Rus 2007? Special Russian Version
Universal 0602517855687 EU 2008-11-17 2 CD Exp. Deluxe ed., re-issue
Universal 4920412 Mal 2008
Universal 4920412 Bra 2008?
Universal 93908-9 Jap 2009-01 6th re-issue, 2 CD exp. ed.
Universal UICY-60137 Jap 2009-02? 7th Jap re-issue
Sanctuary B0013883-02 USA? 2010-02? Rarities ed.
Universal UICY-25134 Jap 2011-12-21 8th Jap re-issue
Universal 0600753-308110 EU 2011-06? In skull box
Universal 37035?? EU 2012-06-11 In Classics box
Universal UICY-75512 Jap 2013-06-12 9th Jap re-issue
Hostess HSE-39992 Jap 2015-07-08 10th Jap re-issue
Castle TFO CD 0241/2 UK 1990 2 CD, w Bomber
BMG 74321219712 Aus 1990? 2 CD, w Bomber
Agat Compagny LTD ? Rus 2001 2 CD in 1

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Silverline 288133-9? USA 2003-02-18
Silverline 0676628451021? UK 2005-04-05 Dual disc


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