Motörhead ‎– On Parole

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Originally released on December 8, 1979, this grouping assembles all variations of the "On Parole" album as well as its re-releases and subsequent remastered versions (some also contain bonus tracks of first sessions with Lucas Fox like EMI 1997 reissue). Bootlegged versions are also grouped here.

In fact this was recorded in September 1975 first session than with other producer Dec 1975 / Jan 1976, so technically this is the band's first album. It was supposed to be released in 1976, but the label refused to release it and it got shelved. The album was eventually released in 1979 to cash in on the band's success.

Motörhead themselves have said that their 1977 self-titled album is their first official release seeing light of the day. They used to deny that "On Parole" was their debut album but no more. Lemmy said in interviews that this is real first album and on Canadian reissue from 1981 are his notes that this album is part of the story too. Due to the record company's initial refusal to release this album, when a reconfigured Motörhead (featuring Eddie Clarke on guitar) were given studio time by Chiswick Records in 1977, they chose to re-record the album again its entirety (only "Fools" and "Leaving Here" weren't re-recorded) leading to their self-titled release but this is completely other band with second line up thats why 'On Parole' in not less album just because was late in to the stores. From todays point of view this two and a half years late is not important anymore. It was recorded to be first official album and it should be seen that way, record label late release can't change that fact.

Versions (53)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LBR 1004 Motörhead On Parole(LP, Album) United Artists Records LBR 1004 UK 1979 Sell This Version
TC-FA 3009 Motörhead On Parole(Cass, Album) EMI TC-FA 3009 UK 1979 Sell This Version
TC FA 3251 Motörhead On Parole(Cass, Album, RE) EMI TC FA 3251 UK 1979 Sell This Version
TC-FA 3009 Motörhead On Parole(Cass, Album, Red) EMI TC-FA 3009 UK 1979 Sell This Version
MID 18 Motörhead On Parole(LP, Album) United Artists Records MID 18 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
4N-66125 Motörhead On Parole(Cass, Album) Liberty 4N-66125 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
LN66125 Motörhead On Parole(LP, Album) Liberty LN66125 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
FA 3009 Motörhead On Parole(LP, Album, RE) Fame FA 3009 UK 1982 Sell This Version
SLEM-1169 Motörhead On Parole(LP, Album, RE) Liberty, EMI Capitol De Mexico, S.A. De C.V. SLEM-1169 Mexico 1983 Sell This Version
046-1830171, 046 1830171 Motörhead On Parole(LP, Album, RE) Music For Pleasure, Music For Pleasure 046-1830171, 046 1830171 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
1830171 Motörhead On Parole(LP, Album, RE) Liberty, Fame 1830171 France 1984 Sell This Version
062 - 1830171 Motörhead On Parole(LP, Album, RE) EMIAL S.A. 062 - 1830171 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
54 1830171 Motörhead On Parole(LP, Album, RE) Liberty 54 1830171 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
256 1830174 Motörhead On Parole(Cass, Album, RE) EMI, Music For Pleasure 256 1830174 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
056 1830171, none Motörhead On Parole(LP, Album, RE) EMI, Music For Pleasure, Liberty 056 1830171, none Spain 1985 Sell This Version
038-79 2067 1 Motörhead On Parole(LP, Album, RE) Liberty 038-79 2067 1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
038-79 2067 1, 1C 038 1575421 Motörhead On Parole(LP, Album, RE) Liberty, Liberty 038-79 2067 1, 1C 038 1575421 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
064 183017 Motörhead On Parole(LP, Album, RE) Liberty 064 183017 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
31C 064 183017-1 Motörhead On Parole(LP, Album, RE) Liberty 31C 064 183017-1 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
CD-FA 3251, CDM 7 92067 2 Motörhead On Parole(CD, Album, RE) Fame, EMI CD-FA 3251, CDM 7 92067 2 UK 1990 Sell This Version
CDLL-57666, none Motörhead On Parole(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) CEMA Special Markets, Cleopatra CDLL-57666, none Canada 1991 Sell This Version
CDLL-57666 Motörhead On Parole(CD, Album, RE) CEMA Special Markets, Cleopatra CDLL-57666 US 1991 Sell This Version
MG 0963 Motörhead On Parole(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0963 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
724385479427 Motörhead On Parole(CD, Album, RE) EMI 724385479427 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
724385479427 Motörhead On Parole(CD, Album, RE) EMI 724385479427 Brazil 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 54794 2 7 Motörhead On Parole(CD, Album, RE, RM) EMI 7243 8 54794 2 7 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 54794 2 7 Motörhead On Parole(CD, Album, RM) EMI 7243 8 54794 2 7 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
7 243 8 54794 2 7 Motörhead On Parole(CD, Album, RM) EMI 7 243 8 54794 2 7 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
SI 901611 Motörhead On Parole(CD, Album, RE) Disky SI 901611 Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
SI 904675 Motörhead Motörhead(CD, Album, RE) Disky SI 904675 Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
BOBV166LP Motörhead On Parole(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red) Back On Black BOBV166LP UK 2009 Sell This Version
BOBV166LP Motörhead On Parole(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Whi) Back On Black BOBV166LP UK 2009 Sell This Version
BOBV166LP Motörhead On Parole(2xLP, Album, RE, Ltd, Cle) Back On Black BOBV166LP UK 2009 Sell This Version
7243 8 54794 2 7 Motörhead On Parole(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) EMI (2) 7243 8 54794 2 7 Russia 2011 Sell This Version
7243 8 54794 2 7 Motörhead On Parole(CD, Album, RE, RM) Parlophone 7243 8 54794 2 7 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
FA 3251 Motörhead On Parole (LP, Album) Fame FA 3251 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CDLL-57666 Motörhead On Parole(CD, Album, RE) CEMA Special Markets, Cleopatra CDLL-57666 USA & Canada Unknown Sell This Version
7243 8 54794 2 7 Motörhead On Parole(CD, Album, RE, RM) Parlophone 7243 8 54794 2 7 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7243 8 54794 2 7 Motörhead On Parole(CD, Album, RE, RM) EMI 7243 8 54794 2 7 UK Unknown Sell This Version
7243 8 54794 2 7 Motörhead On Parole(CD, Album, RE, RM) EMI, EMI 100 7243 8 54794 2 7 UK Unknown Sell This Version
7243 8 54794 2 7 Motörhead On Parole(CD, Album, RM) EMI 7243 8 54794 2 7 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
262 1830174 Motörhead On Parole(Cass, Album) Liberty, Emi Greece 262 1830174 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
L4N-10340 Motörhead On Parole(Cass, Album, RE) EMI America L4N-10340 US Unknown Sell This Version
238 7 92067 4, PM 410 238 7 92067 4, 7920674 Motörhead On Parole(Cass, Album, RE, cle) Fame, EMI, Liberty 238 7 92067 4, PM 410 238 7 92067 4, 7920674 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1022 Motörhead On Parole(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Elbo 1022 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
1C 038-575421 Motörhead On Parole(LP, Album) Liberty 1C 038-575421 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
31C 040 83017 Motörhead On Parole(LP, Album) Standard (8), Liberty 31C 040 83017 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
5103 Motörhead On Parole(LP, Album) Liberty 5103 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
1A 054-83017 Motörhead On Parole(LP, Album, RE) Liberty 1A 054-83017 Unknown Sell This Version
1A 054-83017 Motörhead On Parole(LP, Album, RE) Liberty 1A 054-83017 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1C 038 1575421 Motörhead On Parole(LP, Album, RE) Liberty, Fame 1C 038 1575421 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1C 038 1575421 Motörhead On Parole(LP, Album, RE) Liberty 1C 038 1575421 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
LN10340 Motörhead On Parole(LP, Album, RE) EMI America LN10340 US Unknown Sell This Version

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ricardoalpendre

ricardoalpendre

August 21, 2018
referencing On Parole, LP, Album, RE, 31C 064 183017-1
This entry has the cover from the 1989 re-release, which says "made and distributed by Fonobrás", Rio de Janeiro, but the record shown here is the original Brazilian pressing from earlier in the eighties, made by EMI-Odeon, Rua Odeon, São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo. The pressing plant in São Paulo was not run by EMI anymore in the late eighties, being operated by a company named Fonopress (yes, it's complicated), so EMI was then ordering their pressings from Fonobrás in Rio. I used to have the two pressings. Sadly, I don't have any one of them anymore.
rnrmo

rnrmo

July 23, 2014
referencing On Parole, LP, Album, LBR 1004
Yes, this is Motorhead first album. Band said that "Motorhead" album was first released, first album in record stores, but "On parole" was recorded first with original line up before Eddie Clarke. "On parole" was recorded from December 1975 'til January 1976. On wikipedia it say september 1975 thats wrong! Line up Lemmy/Larry Wallis/Lucas Fox started on 20 July 1975 as first show and first working day. They were on the road on September too so they couldnt be in studio in the same time. In December 1975 they recorded 4 songs, and after that Lucas left the band. On his place came Phil Taylor and they overdubed Lucas version of songs except "Lost Johnny" and thats first album. As Motorhead came from Hawkwind and Pink Fairies (not metal) you can see it on this album. Only one song was original "Iron horse", song which roadie wrote. Other were three songs from Hawkwind (Motorhead, The Watcher, Lost Johnny), one from Pink Fairies (City Kids), three from Larry Wallis solo work (On Parole, Vibrator, Fools) and one cover "Leaving Here". Album was finished in January 1976, in March Larry left and Eddie Clarke came in band. On album "Motorhead" they had 7 songs from this album and 6 new (on this album sessions there were 13 songs, 4 came out as EP but on cd release there are all 13), those 6 new songs, some were covers "Im your witchdoctor", "Beer drinkers and hellraisers", "The train kept a rollin", a new songs "Instro", "Keep us on the road", "White Line Fever". Songs "Lost Johnny" and "Keep us on the road" wrote Mick Farren. Lemmy was in Rockin Vickers, influence you can hear in songs like "Going to Brazil", after that he was in Sam Gopal influence you can hear in song like "Dead and Gone" after that in Hawkwind. Band The Deviants was with Mick Farren and four guys who will later form Pink Fairies with John Alder Twink. Larry Wallis was frontman and boss in Pink Fairies from 1973. Guys from Hawkwind and Pink Fairies were working together as well with Deviants too and with John Alder Twink, as well Sam Gopal, Lemmy, worked in band with Andy Clarke and Mick Hutchinson who were later known as band Clark Hutchinson. Guys from Hawkwind (Lemmy) and Pink Fairies (Larry) form Motorhead in 1975. So there is nothing to do with metal. Second guitarist Eddie Clarke who later came after Larry, was in band Curtis Knight Zeus, blues rock - prog rock band. Recomended. There were than three live albums after album "Motorhead", they are: Blitzkreig On Birmingham, Iron Fist And The Hordes From Hell and Lock Up Your Daughters. After that it was "Overkill" and Motorhead turned another page in their music evolution. Those albums here goes like this when they were recorded not released. For most bands first album is best. It is very important to know this facts about Motorhead start, to understand what is Motorhead and Motorhead roots and why Lemmy insist they are rnr and not metal. We should listen band and music industry what they say what is Motorhead. Enjoy.