In highlighting the improved sound quality of Shout at the Devil, a press release for the remaster explains that “hits such as ‘Looks That Kill,’ ‘Too Young to Fall in Love’ and title track ‘Shout at the Devil’ are amplified on this version of the band’s breakthrough album. Selling over 200,000 copies in the first two weeks, Shout at the Devil established Motley Crue as one of the top-selling rock acts of the 1980s.”
Shout at the Devil originally came out on Sept. 26, 1983, via the band’s then-label Elektra Records. In 2003, the group first reissued the effort on their own Motley Crue Records with five bonus tracks appended to the tracklist. The new 40th anniversary reissues are emerging by way of the act’s newly formed alliance with Better Noise Music.
“The fans were always right by our side,” Crue previously shared in a statement. “[We] don’t know where all of the years went — it went by in a flash. What [we] can’t forget are the four decades of fans who have counted themselves as Crueheads from day one, supporting us through thick and thin. To them, we are in debt, and thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”