So, on to the LP. LP! 12" of heavyweight vinyl.
We're all so used to the 12 track version these days, that listening to the 11 track pressing, with its slightly different running order, is a thrill in itself. The sound is slightly crisper on the LP than the singles, because it is supposed to be. As stated at the top of the feature, just as per the singles, these are the mixes the producer and band wanted.
When you've played the album (let's stick to calling it an LP), was there a feeling of something missing? If not, play it again. If there is, play the 7" Submission, which always sounded great as a single cut - the format suits the song's slow rumbling power.
And then there's the poster. And it looks glorious. Who hasn't hankered after one of these iconic creations? Even if you have an original, after 30 years, you desire another.
What reasons are there to buy the 2007 issue of Never Mind The Bollocks? Ask yourself, what reasons are there not to? There's your answer. Make this wonderful package yours. Play it, treasure it. It's the 11 track Never Mind The Bollocks.
Review by Phil Singleton (October '07)