Mötley Crüe announces limited edition box set

Crücial Crüe: The Studio Albums 1981-1989 features band’s first five Platinum-selling albums

On the heels of Mötley Crüe’s highly successful The Stadium Tour with Def Leppard and playing to over one million fans in North American this year, BMG has announced the release of the limited edition box set, Crücial Crüe: The Studio Albums 1981-1989 featuring the band’s first five Platinum-selling landmark albums pressed on colored vinyl. ­Too Fast For Love will be on white and black splatter, Shout At The Devil on yellow and black splatter, Theatre Of Pain on hot pink magenta and black splatter, Girls, Girls, Girls on cyan blue and black splatter, and Dr. Feelgood on Coke bottle green and oxblood splatter. The albums will be housed in a solid black slipcase with foil imprint and only available in this box set.

The Crücial Crüe box set will also be released on CD with only 10,000 units of each configuration available globally. The sets will be available February 17th.

In 1981 Mötley Crüe’s released their Platinum-selling debut album Too Fast For Love which hit No. 77 on the Billboard 200 and ranks No. 22 on Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time list. The album features the live staples and fan favorites such as “Live Wire,” “Take Me To The Top” and ”Public Enemy #1.”

The group continued to gain global steam with their second studio album Shout At The Devil debuting at No. 17 on the Billboard 200 and now certified 4x Platinum. The album features the single “Looks That Kill,” which hit No. 12 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart and No. 54 on the Billboard Hot 100, the title track “Shout At The Devil,” which hit No. 30 on the Mainstream Rock chart, and “Too Young To Fall In Love,” which reached No. 17 on the Mainstream Rock chart and No. 90 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Released in 1985, the band’s Top 10 album, Theatre Of Pain, debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and is certified 4x Platinum. The album features their power ballad “Home Sweet Home,” which hit No. 38 on the Mainstream Rock chart and No. 89 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the MTV staple “Smokin’ In The Boys Room,” which hit No. 7 on the Mainstream Rock chart and No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100.

1987’s Girls, Girls, Girls debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and is certified 4x Platinum. Included are the tracks “Girls, Girls, Girls,” which hit No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 20 on the Mainstream Rock chart, plus Crüe staples such as “Wild Side” and “Bad Boy Boogie.”

Released in 1989, Dr. Feelgood has sold over six million copies, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and remained in the charts for a total of 109 weeks. Included are their Top 10 hits “Dr. Feelgood,” which hit No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 7 Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart, “Without You,” which went to No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 11 Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart, “Kickstart My Heart,” which reached No. 17 on the Mainstream Rock chart and No. 27 on the Billboard Hot 100, and “Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away),” which hit No. 13 on the Mainstream Rock and No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100.

After a highly successful US tour, Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard will once again reteam for The World Tour in 2023, hitting Latin America in February and March, and the UK and Europe in May, June, and July. Guitarist John 5 will be replacing Mick Mars on the trek, who has retired from touring due to his health.

Buddy Iahn
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