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A Double CD Expanded Edition.
on 26 August 2008
Right, what you have here is the original Iron Fist album on disc one in its entirety. Yes, everyone has their own opinion about it, even the band, and they agree it wasn't / isn't one of their best for the reasons well documented in their now almost 33 year history.
CD2, however, just to keep things filed chronologically, has the 'Iron Fist' single B-side as it's opening track. Then, again, as with each of these 'Expanded Box Set' releases from Sanctuary, we have tracks recorded within the same era as the album itself, with the soundtrack to the 'Live In Toronto' video.
14 tracks recorded Live at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens in May 1982, and the show prior to Fast Eddie Clarke leaving the band, so a very historic recording within the world of the Motorhead fan. Not only that, 'Live In Toronto' has only ever been released on VHS tape, if you have a DVD of it then it will be a pirate copy, and no doubt of naff quality, too. So, rather than wear out your already well-worn VHS tape, you can slip this little blighter into the CD player tray and be Live In Toronto'ed all over the place without kicking either the Mrs or the Parents' out of the lounge - perfection, eh!