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THE GREAT ROCK 'N' ROLL SWINDLE DOUBLE LP
WEST GERMANY - FIRST PRESSING
- By Phil Singleton and Andy Biddle

The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (Virgin 300 277 / 278 / 279)
Released February 1979

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 is the same as UK Version 2.

The West German pressing of the album is unique due to the inclusion of a different version of No One Is Innocent. Although the song is the same, it increases speed in increments throughout the track. This is often referred to as a mis-pressing of the track, although this has never been confirmed. It is just as likely that the song was deliberately sped up to detract from the lyric "God save Martin Bormann and Nazi's on the run", a sensitive topic in West Germany.

Both discs have different catalogue numbers, as does the sleeve. The lettering on the spine is in white.

The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (Virgin 300 277 / 278 / 279)
The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (Virgin 300 277 / 278 / 279)
Front and rear of gatefold sleeve

The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (Virgin 300 277 / 278 / 279)

The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (Virgin 300 277 / 278 / 279)
Close-ups of rear "West German" text and sleeve catalogue number

The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (Virgin 300 277 / 278 / 279)
Close-up of inside of gatefold sleeve
The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (Virgin 300 277 / 278 / 279)
The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (Virgin 300 277 / 278 / 279)
The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (Virgin 300 277 / 278 / 279)
The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (Virgin 300 277 / 278 / 279)
The sides are not named 1 - 4. Instead, both discs have their own catalogue number (Virgin 300 277 / Virgin 300 278) and the labels on both LPs state Side 1 and Side 2.

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

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