Motorhead fans got a very special early Halloween treat over the weekend courtesy of BMG. The treat in question came Friday in the form of the new compilation set, Everything Louder Forever. The truly career-defining collection is just the latest from BMG, which also released a new collection of albums from Sepultura last month. The company also has a new box set of Overkill’s albums scheduled for release next month. Getting back on the subject at hand, BMG’s new Motorhead collection is a presentation that every Motorhead fan will welcome. That is due in large part to its featured songs, which will be discussed shortly. The set’s availability is also of note and will be examined a little later. The set’s packaging rounds out its most important elements and will also be discussed later. Each item noted is important in its own way to the whole of the album. All things considered, they make the collection yet another impressive offering for Motorhead fans.
Motorhead fans have had plenty to enjoy from the band this year. The band’s then new live recording, Louder Than Noise…Live in Berlin was released in April, this roughly six months after the band released the expanded 40th anniversary edition of its 1980 album, Ace of Spades in late October 2020. The release of Louder Than Noise…Live in Berlin was followed a little more than two months later with the re-issue of the band’s classic live recording, No Sleep Til Hammersmith in another expanded package. Now the band is closing out the second straight year with another big release in the form of Everything Louder Forever. The expansive compilation spans the band’s nearly 40-year career with songs from nearly every one of the band’s 23 total albums, including its 1984 compilation record, No Remorse. Only one of the band’s albums – On Parole (1979) — is left out here. Every other record gets at least one nod, while others receive representation through multiple songs. In other words, this compilation is not just another run-of-the-mill singles collection. It is a career-spanning collection that pulls from the band’s biggest albums and its lesser-known releases. Even the songs are a mix of singles and lesser-known songs. ‘Ace of Spades’ is here alongside ‘Shine.’ ‘Motorhead,’ from the band’s self-titled 1977 debut is also here alongside the likes of ‘Rock Out’ from 2008’s Motorizer and ‘I’m So Bad (Baby I Don’t Care)’ from the band’s 1991 album, 1916. In all, the collection’s songs total 42 in all. They come from every one of the band’s official releases. For those who don’t know, Parole was actually released in 1979, but was done so without the band’s approval, so for all intents and purposes, it is an unofficial Motorhead release. To that end, this collection’s songs represent the whole of the band’s catalog in one setting for the first time ever. If that is not reason enough to own this collection, nothing is. This is just one reason for audiences to own the collection. The collection’s availability adds to its appeal.
The 42 total songs that make up the collection’s body are presented on separate 2 CD and 4 LP platforms. It is also available as a separate 2 LP/2 CD set, digital download, and through streaming. In other words, the collection is available through a wide range of platforms. Whether one prefers CD, LP, or digital, the collection is available to fans of every kind of audio delivery. The fact that officials at BMG would make sure to release the collection on so many sets is important to note in that it shows they made sure not to alienate any of the band’s fans at any level. It makes sure that all of the band’s fans were approached, and is so laudable in its own way. When this is considered along with the set’s packaging, the two elements enhance the presentation even more. That item – the packaging – rounds out the set’s most important elements.
From what can be inferred from pictures of the packages, the 2 CD set is in a gatefold presentation in which the CDs sit on their own spindles therein. This protects the discs from touching and marring one another. The 4 LP set places each vinyl disc into its own standalone sleeve of sorts inside a larger box that holds each sleeve. This protects the vinyl discs from one another in its own way. The 2LP set meanwhile sets the LPs into a gatefold package, too. Each disc rests in its own side, thus protecting the discs even in this case. Keeping all of this in mind, BMG clearly took time to make sure that the discs could be played by for a long time, considering the noted packaging for each platform. What’s more, it also shows that BMG made sure not to alienate any of the band’s fans at the same time by releasing the collection through so many platforms. Keeping all of this in mind, the set’s packaging proves to be just as important to its presentation as its content. Together, the two elements make the set even more appealing to Motorhead fans. Keeping all of this in mind, the set’s availability and its related packaging make this presentation the best Motorhead set to date.
BMG’s brand new Motorhead collection, Everything Louder Forever, is the best retrospective of the band’s catalog to date. It is a must have for any Motorhead fan. That is proven in large part through the recording’s featured songs. The songs – 42 in all – are a full representation of the band’s official catalog. It reaches all the way back to the band’s 199 self-titled debut and all the way to the band’s final studio album, 2015’s Bad Magic. Along the way, every one of the band’s albums is represented by at least one song, with some getting multiple nods. The availability of the album on multiple platforms ensures that none of the band’s fans are alienated. From fans of vinyl to digital aficionados to those who prefer CDs, everyone can enjoy the collection. The set’s packaging in each platform ensures the discs are protected from one another, thus making sure audiences can enjoy the music for a long time to come provided they take proper care of the collection. Each item noted is important in its own way to the whole of the collection. All things considered, they make Everything Louder Forever the best of this year’s new compilations and the best Motorhead compilation to date.
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