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
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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.


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


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