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UMC (Released 24 September 2021)

The demos and outtakes that finally became ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’
80 alternative versions recorded between May 76 and Sept 77
8 previously unreleased - highlighted in red
30 available digitally for the first time
All mastered directly from the original tapes

Notes. 'Sex Pistols 76-77' compiles all the studio recordings not released officially during those two years. 

Some cuts were subsequently made available on 'Sex Pistols' box set (aka 'SexBox') (2002) and others on 'Never Mind The Bollocks Super Deluxe Box Set' (2012) / 'NMTB 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition' (2017). Discs 1-3 of this new collection gathers them all in one place along with a further eight tracks which have never before seen the light of day.

This set follows the development of the band as they fine tune their craft via producers Dave Goodman and Mike Thorne before nailing their signature sound under the stewardship of Chris Thomas.

Disc 4 is the 'Spunk' bootleg LP originally released in 1977 which featured a number of Dave Goodman produced recordings. It was later expanded as 'No Future UK' with three additional songs. These tracks also feature on discs 1 and 2 in their respective sessions, so this really is a bonus experience - 'Spunk' as it appeared back in the day.

Basically, 'Sex Pistols 76-77' has the lot. Enjoy alongside 'Never Mind The Bollocks' and those original four singles - the Sex Pistols in their entirety. And it is yours.

Chris Spedding - Majestic Studios Mixes, May 15th 1976
Pretty Vacant
No Feelings (Take 1)
No Feelings (Unreleased Take 2)
No Feelings (Unreleased Take 3) 

Dave Goodman - Decibel Studios Mixes, July 30th 1976
I Wanna Be Me
Pretty Vacant
Anarchy In The UK
No Feelings

Dave Goodman - Wessex Studios Sessions October 17th 1976
Anarchy In The UK
(Don't Gove Me) No Lip
(I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone
Johnny B Goode
Road Runner
Watcha Gonna Do About It?
Through My Eyes
No Fun (Full 7 Minute Version)

Mike Thorne Manchester Square Studio Session Dec 11th 1976
Anarchy In The UK (Instrumental (Manchester Square backing track))
No Future (aka GSTQ)
Problems (Manchester Square Demos)
God Save The Queen (Instrumental)
Pretty Vacant (Instrumental)
No Feelings (Instrumental (EMI back tracks for TV)) 

Dave Goodman Eden Studio Mixes January 28th 1977 (recorded at Gooseberry Studios Jan 1977)
New York
Unlimited Edition (aka EMI)
Pretty Vacant
No Future (aka GSTQ)
God Save The Queen (Unreleased Instrumental)

Dave Goodman Riverside Studio Mixes May 31st 1977 (Recorded at Denmark Street July 1976 but mixed 1977)
Pretty Vacant
No Feelings
I Wanna Be Me
Anarchy In The UK 

Wessex Studio
Anarchy In The UK (Wessex Studios Rejected version Oct. 1976)
Did You Know Wrong (Alternative Vocal March 3rd 1977)
Seventeen (Alternative Vocal March April 21st 1977)
Satellite (Rough Mix April 22 1977)
Submission (Rough Mix April 22 1977)
Holidays In The Sun (Rough Mix April 22 1977)
EMI (Rough Mix April 22 1977)
Seventeen (Rough Mix May 16 1977)
Holidays In The Sun (Alternative Mix June 11 1977)
Body (Demo & The Banter June 11 1977)
Submission (Alternative Mix August 12 1977)

Chris Thomas NMTB Sessions, Wessex Studios March - August 1977
EMI (Outtake - March 3rd 1977) (Unreleased)
God Save The Queen (Outtake - March 3rd 1977)
Bodies (Outtake - Instrumental June 18th 1977) (Unreleased)
EMI (Outtake - August 12th 1977) (Unreleased)
Satellite (Outtake - August 12th 1977) (Unreleased)
Submission (Version 1 - Alternative Mix - August 12th 1977)
EMI (Alternative Mix - April 22nd 1977)
Seventeen (Alternative Mix - April 21st 1977)
No Feelings (Alternative Mix - April 14th 1977)
Submission (Version 2 - Alternative Mix - August 12th 1977)

John 'Boogie' Tiberi Denmark Street Rehearsal Room, London, Sept 20th 1977
Belsen Was A Gas (Demo)
Belsen Was A Gas (Demo 2)

Spunk Bootleg - Bonus Disc
Seventeen (Spunk Version)
Satellite (Spunk Version)
Feelings (aka No Feelings) (Spunk Version)
Just Me (aka I Wanna Be Me) (Spunk Version)
Submission (Spunk Version)
Nookie (aka Anarchy In The UK) (Spunk Version)
No Future (aka God Save The Queen) (Spunk Version)
Problems (Spunk Version)
Lots Of Fun (aka Pretty Vacant) (Spunk Version)
Liar (Spunk Version)
Who Was It (aka EMI) (Spunk Version)
New York (aka Looking For A Kiss) (Spunk Version)
Anarchy In The UK (Denmark Street Demo July 76) (Spunk Version)
Pretty Vacant (Denmark Street Demo July 76) (Spunk Version)
No Fun (Unedited Version) (Spunk Version)


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