Album + Live

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
No Sleep 'til Hammersmith 12" Vinyl 11 Bronze BRON 535 [none]
No Sleep ’til Hammersmith 12" Vinyl 11 Bronze 203 801, 203 801-320 [none]
No Sleep 'til Hammersmith 12" Vinyl 11 Ariola 203 801-270
No Sleep 'til Hammersmith CD 11 Legacy Records (UK label) LLMCD-3014
No Sleep 'til Hammersmith 12" Vinyl 11 Profile Records (US hip-hop label) PRO-3244
No Sleep ’til Hammersmith CD 11 Profile Records (US hip-hop label) PCD-3244 [none]
No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith CD 11 METAL MANIA (Teichiku sub-label) 18DN-38 4988004013072
No Sleep 'til Hammersmith CD 11 Castle Classics CLACD 179 5013428781791
No Sleep 'til Hammersmith CD 16 Roadrunner Records RRD9226 016861922627
No Sleep ’til Hammersmith CD 16 Roadracer Records RRD9226 016861922627
No Sleep ’til Hammersmith CD 14 Essential! Records (division of Castle Communications) ESM CD 313, GAS 0000313ESM 5017615831320
No Sleep 'til Hammersmith CD 14 Dojo Records DOJO 3035-2 600234303528
No Sleep 'til Hammersmith CD 14 Sanctuary Records (US, 2000-2007) 06076 85209-2 060768520929
No Sleep ’til Hammersmith 2×CD 18 + 11 Metal-is Records MISDD0003 5038456900327
No Sleep 'til Hammersmith 2×CD 18 + 11 Sanctuary Records (UK 1996-present) SMEDD043 5050749204325
No Sleep 'til Hammersmith CD 14 Sanctuary Midline SMRCD136 5050749213624
No Sleep 'til Hammersmith CD 18 BMG JAPAN BVCM-37963 4988017650189
No Sleep ’til Hammersmith 2×CD 18 + 11 Sanctuary Records (UK 1996-present) 0602517855755 602517855755
No Sleep ’til Hammersmith (deluxe edition) 2×Digital Media 18 + 11 Sanctuary Records (UK 1996-present) 5414939542978
No Sleep ’til Hammersmith Digital Media 14 Sanctuary Records (UK 1996-present) 5414939545870

Relationships

included in: 5 Original Albums
Classic Album Selection
The Complete Early Years Box
part of: Q Magazine: 20 Loudest Albums of All Time (number: 13)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000193015 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/38576 [info]
Wikidata: Q899718 [info]
Wikipedia: en: No Sleep 'til Hammersmith [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/r6rg [info]

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Not so much a wall of sound as the sound of a wall falling on top of you, the basic game plan with a Motorhead gig is to play numbers louder and faster than their studio counterparts. The hair-raising rendition of "Bomber" here makes the original sound as though it's suffering from an iron deficiency. Rumoured to routinely operating at 126 decibels when in concert (think of a vast sold-out baseball stadium with every punter yelling at top of their voice!), it's a wonder there wasn't a national shortage of hearing aids after this tour.

Recorded in Leeds and at two sell-out concerts in Newcastle's City Hall (the latter for younger fans unable to attend gigs at an 18-only venue), this is the band in its natural element, on a concert stage in front of a horde of their adoring fans. Hitting the number one slot the moment it was released, this is Motorhead at the peak of their power and popularity, riding high on the crest of Ace of Spades' success the previous year.

'This one is a slow one so you can get mellowed out' shouts Lemmy before leading another assault on any eardrums that happen to be within a three mile radius. Of course, "Capricorn", the number in question, is a might slow by Motorhead standards but more than enough to tucker out most other bands attempting their speed-metal sprint.

There are some live albums which magically capture the moment when everything comes right: the performances, the choice of material, the performances themselves, the crowd, and the whole convoluted backstory leading up to this very point. Whilst this falls short of that kind of classic status it nevertheless shows them at their peak enjoying a head-banging communion with their leather-clad kin. They would never again achieve the commercial return they did with this one but that doesn't really matter. Their work here was done, having spawned a whole new metal genre and set an example of unparalleled excess which new generations would attempt to emulate.