Over the Top: The Rarities

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Over The Top: The Rarities
Album cover, Over The Top, The Rarities.jpg
Compilation album by Motörhead
Released 26 September 2000 (2000-09-26)
Genre Heavy metal
Length 36:40
Label Sanctuary Records
Producer Steve Hammonds, Julian Wall
Motörhead chronology
The Best Of
(2000)The Best Of2000
Over The Top: The Rarities
(2000)
Hammered
(2002)Hammered2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Over The Top: The Rarities is a compilation album by the band Motörhead, released in 2000 on the Sanctuary Records label. It features rare alternative recordings of several songs throughout the band's history.

Recording[edit]

Most of the included tracks are alternative versions of well-known early Motörhead songs such as "Capricorn," as well as two songs under new unofficial titles; "Lemmy Goes To The Pub" (alternate version of "Heart Of Stone") and "Same Old Song, I'm Gone" (alternative of "Remember Me, I'm Gone"). Also included is a collaboration with Girlschool, a recording of "Please Don't Touch" under the combined band name of Headgirl.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Eddie Clarke, Ian Kilmister and Phil Taylor except where noted.

  1. "Tear Ya Down" [instrumental version] – 2:39
  2. "Louie, Louie" (Richard Berry) – 2:54
  3. "Over The Top" – 3:20
  4. "Please Don't Touch" (Heath Robinson) (performed by MotörHeadGirlSchool) – 2:48
  5. "Emergency" (Denise Dufort / Kelly Johnson / Kim McAuliffe / Tony Williams) – 2:59
  6. "Over The Top" [alternate version] – 3:04
  7. "Capricorn" – 4:54
  8. "Train Kept A-Rollin'" (Tiny Bradshaw / Howard Kay / Lois Mann) – 2:44
  9. "(Don't Let 'Em) Grind You Down" [alternative version] – 3:07
  10. "Lemmy Goes To The Pub" [alternative version of "Heart Of Stone"] – 3:01
  11. "Same Old Song, I'm Gone" [alternative version of "Remember Me, I'm Gone"] – 2:19
  12. "(Don't Need) Religion" – 2:51

Personnel[edit]

Release history[edit]

Date Label Format Catalog
26 September 2000 Castle Music Ltd. CD 683
26 September 2000 Castle Music Ltd. CD 685
2001 Castle Music Ltd. CD CMRCD 176
8 February 2006 Sanctuary CD SMRDD 209

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