uk Ace Of Spades/Dirty Love uk


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The single was released on the 13th of October according to the Babylon book but according to the information in various compilation it was released 1st of November. The flip side was Dirty Love, as usual for Motorhead single a track not included on the album but recorded at the same time. The front sleeve was red with the AOS logo. The back sleeve had a band picture from the same photo session as for the album front sleeve.

Later the same year close to christmas Bronze released a 12" version with a completely different front sleeve. It showed the band dressed as Santa. The AOS single was also pressed in Japan and there it got almost the same sleeve as the album sleeve but if you look closely you can see it is actually another photo. The Dutch pressing also had a different front sleeve. In 1993 a terrible CCN Remix was made and released by WGAF in various formats including the original version and the original artwork but this I have chosen to list separately, see here. Sanctuary made a re-issue in 2005 on vinyl and in 2008 a re-issue of the Japanese pressing emerged on vinyl pressed on three different colours.

uk jap holl ger 12 test pressing test pressing

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Bronze BRO 106 UK 1980-10-13 7"
Bronze BROX 106 UK 1980-12 12" christmas ed
Bronze BROX 106 UK 1980-12 12" christmas ed, Test Pressing
Bronze BRO 106 UK 1980-10-08 7" 1-sided Test Pressing, blue label
Bronze BRO 106 UK 1980-10-08? 7" test pressing, white label
Bronze BRO 106 UK 1981? 7" Green label
Sound clinic Acetate UK 1980-09? 2 sided 12' Acetate (but pressed only on 7")
Ariola 102638 Holl 1980-10-13 7", dif cover
Ariola 102 638-100 Ger 1980-10-13 7"
Ariola 802 263-213 Ger 1980-12 12", UK christmas ed, w ger distr stick
Victor VIPX 1555 Jap 1980-10-13 7", dif cover, victor or JVC sleeve
Victor VIPX 1555 Jap 1980-10-13 7", promo
? Acetate Jap 1980 7", acetate, AOS on both sides
Bronze BRO 106 Irish 1980-10-13 7", issued without picture sleeve
Festival K8118 Aus 1980-10-13 7", issued without picture sleeve
Earmark 41032 Italy 2004 7" Box set
Sanctuary SMUSE318 UK 2005-10-13 7", re-issue
Victor VIPX 1555 Jap 2008 7", re-issue, 3 dif col
Victor VIPX 1555 Jap 2008 7", re-issue, 3 dif col., Test Press

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Raw Power RAW BX 140/Disc 6 UK 1999-04-19 10 CD Box Set


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