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THE GREAT ROCK 'N' ROLL SWINDLE DOUBLE LP
JAPAN - VIRGIN PRESSING
- By Phil Singleton and Andy Biddle

The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (Virgin VIP 9911 / 9912)
Released 1981

Side One. The God Save The Queen Symphony / Johnny B. Goode / Road Runner / Black Arabs Medley / Anarchy In The U.K.
Side Two. Substitute / Don't Give Me No Lip Child / (I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone / L'Anarchie Pour Le U.K. / Belsen Was A Gas / Belsen Vos A Gasser
Side Three. Silly Thing / My Way / I Wanna Be Me / Something Else / Rock Around The Clock / Lonely Boy / No One Is Innocent
Side Four. C'mon Everybody / E.M.I. (Orch.) / The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle / Friggin' In The Riggin' / You Need Hands / Who Killed Bambi

Notes. Track listing and sleeve is the same design as UK Version 2 with additional obi strip, this time in red (the Japanese Nippon Columbia pressing had a green obi strip).

Catwoman's nether regions are blacked out, as is the Nippon Columbia logo. The other sleeve edits which were on the Columbia pressing were not made on the Virgin pressing. Text on the spine is white.

Virgin red / green labels. The two discs are labelled VIP 9911 and VIP 9912, and the individual sides on each disc labelled 1 and 2. However the small print lists the four sides as VD-2510-A, B, C, and D.

The album came with a fold out insert including the standard track list, Japanese text, and lyrics to a selection of the songs in English.

The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (Virgin VIP 9911 / 9912)

The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (Virgin VIP 9911 / 9912)

The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (Virgin VIP 9911 / 9912)
Text bottom right of rear sleeve

The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (Virgin VIP 9911 / 9912)
Virgin text (bottom right)

The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (Virgin VIP 9911 / 9912)
Inside of gatefold sleeve with obi strip (Catwoman's nether regions are blacked out, as is the Nippon Columbia logo)


Fold-out insert containing track listing, text, and lyrics to a selection of songs
Close-ups of each side shown below

The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (Virgin VIP 9911 / 9912)

The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (Virgin VIP 9911 / 9912)

The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (Virgin VIP 9911 / 9912)

The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (Virgin VIP 9911 / 9912)

The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (Virgin VIP 9911 / 9912)
Close-up of catalogue number on insert

The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (Virgin VIP 9911 / 9912)
Side 1
The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (Virgin VIP 9911 / 9912)
Side 2
The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (Virgin VIP 9911 / 9912)
Side 3
The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (Virgin VIP 9911 / 9912)
Side 4

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Special thanks to Andy Biddle for scanning his collection for use in this feature.

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