For Motorhead, there's never enough of a good thing. For example, The World Is Ours - Vol 2 - Anyplace Crazy As Anywhere Else is the follow-up to 2011’s The World Is Ours - Vol 1 - Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else. Recorded in Santiago, Chile, Vol 1 was the first live set promoting Motorhead's 20th album, The World Is Yours. Further demonstrating a complete lack of modesty, the new package is available as a digipack (DVD plus two CDs), a 2-CD set, a 2-vinyl record set, and as a 4-disc package: a Blu-ray, DVD, and 2 CDs with a booklet of tour photos. The latter collection is what we're talking here.
In whatever edition you choose, The World Is Ours - Vol 2, the band's seventh live offering, presumes fans want to hear every Motorhead concert possible in all available formats no matter how many repeated songs appear on any given package. For one thing, the song lists on Vol 2 are almost identical to the track list for Vol 1. Disc one presents 15 songs from the show that took place at Wacken Open Air, Germany, on August 8, 2011. After presenting two more tracks from that concert, the second CD presents highlights from two shows in the same year that recycle much of the same material. The first is six songs performed at the Sonisphere Festival, in the U.K., on July 10. The second is a set of five numbers recorded at the Rock in Rio show in Brazil, on September 25.
For those who want to see and not just hear, the entire program from Germany, England, and Brazil, is on a DVD also offering "Festival Impressions W:O:A" in Widescreen Audio, in either Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo or Dolby Digital 5.1. Exactly the same set is presented one more time on Blu-ray in the aspect ratio of 1.78:1. On both discs, it's more than obvious Motorhead fans, wherever the band plays, can fill large festivals with no shortage of devotion and conspicuous knowledge of the group's catalogue. On stage, it's also clear this is one band with no lack of practiced confidence and triumphal presence.
Of course, we hear but see little of the crowd as they're bathed in darkness with only their Motorhead hand gestures visible from time to time. In the main, the camera simply alternates between close-ups of Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, Phil "Wizzo" Campbell, and Mikkey Dee, who are themselves bathed in alternating light show colors. We can see that there are two large-screens behind the band, which obviously are also showing Motorhead at work. Not until "The Bomber" do we get anything special, and it would be a spoiler to say what. In short, the visuals are appropriately primitive for a group whose whole point is to be straight-forward, no frills rock.