SOURCE: Tenth Street Entertainment/Eleven Seven Music

November 20, 2008 16:04 ET

Motley Crue to Commemorate Vinyl Reissue With Limited Edition Leather Box Set, "Journals of the Damned"

First Five Career Albums Available Along With "Saints of Los Angeles" on November 25th

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 20, 2008) - Motley Crue, the world's most notorious rock band, announced today that Eleven Seven Music/Motley Records will release vinyl configurations of their current hit album "Saints of Los Angeles" along with their first five classic studio albums, "Too Fast For Love" (1981); "Shout at the Devil" (1983); "Theatre of Pain" (1985); "Girls, Girls, Girls" (1987) and "Dr. Feelgood" (1989) on November 25, 2008. Each album was pressed on high quality 180 gram vinyl and cut from the original analog master tapes.

To mark this occasion Motley Crue is releasing a limited edition leather box set, "Journals Of The Damned," containing all six vinyl releases. Limited to a sales run of 500, each set is individually numbered and also contains a Shout At the Devil Era lithograph signed by all four members of the band. The sets are available exclusively for order at the bands website www.Motley.com.

The release of these Motley Crue albums on vinyl comes as many music fans are embracing vinyl for its superior sound quality and new technology allowing the transfer to MP3. With increased availability at major music retailers and online, LPs are making a comeback as are the turntables they are played on.

"I remember opening up my first vinyl and seeing the incredible artwork it had. There's nothing like it," said Nikki Sixx. "You also get that true gritty sound on vinyl that really makes a rock record sound great which CDs can never achieve. With the current resurgence of vinyl, it came at a perfect time for us to open up the next generation of rock fans to what they've been missing out on."

Motley Crue has sold over 80 million albums worldwide, 25 million in the U.S. alone, with six singles reaching the top 20 on the U.S. Billboard chart. "Saints of Los Angeles," the first new studio album with all of the original band members in over a decade, was released in June and debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 chart and was the #1 independent release of the week. This marks the first time these highly successful albums have been available on this format in over fifteen years, and the first for Saints of Los Angeles. Motley's full catalog was also made available on CD on September 30, 2008.

About Eleven Seven Music

Eleven Seven Music is the fastest growing Independent active rock label (according to Mediabase and industry trade Radio & Records) and is among the top five performing rock labels since its inception in January 2006. With the recent #1 independent release from Motley Crue (the label scored the #2 position last year with Sixx:A.M.'s The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack and Buckcherry's Platinum and Grammy-nominated 15), Eleven Seven continues to build on its model of research-based marketing strategies targeted directly to the fans and building out from that base. Helmed by President Nikki Sixx, the label's roster includes Motley Crue, Buckcherry, Sixx:A.M., Trapt, Drowning Pool, The Exies, Marion Raven, Charm City Devils and The Last Vegas.

For more information on Motley Crue, please visit: www.motley.com

Direct link to purchase box set and vinyl's: http://www.fanfire.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/fanfire.woa/wa/product?sourceCode=MOTWEB&sku=MOT45295

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