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DISCOGRAPHY
Official U.K. Sex Pistols Discography

ALBUMS
28th October 1977

Virgin V 2086.   "Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols"

Side One: Holidays In The Sun / Bodies / No Feelings / Liar / God Save The Queen / Problems
Side Two: Seventeen / Anarchy In The U.K. / Submission / Pretty Vacant / New York / EMI

Notes. 12 track album, 1000 copies have plain pink rear sleeve, with no track listing. Some initial pressings were 11 track (SPOTS 001), & included the omitted song, Submission, on a one sided single (VDJ 24) packaged with a free poster.
For futher details see the NMTB Complete U.K. Guide.

Re-released on vinyl Oct '85 (OVED 136). Re-released on CD Oct. '85 (CDV 2086) & May '93 (CDVDX 2086). 

Chart position  no. 1.

January 1978

Virgin VP 2086.  "Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols"

Notes. Picture disc pressing.

26th February 1979

Virgin VD 2510.  "The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle"

Side One. God Save The Queen (Symphony) / Johnny B. Goode / Road Runner / Black Arabs / Anarchy In The U.K.
Side Two. Substitute / (Don't Give Me) No Lip Child / Stepping Stone / Anarchie Pour L'U.K. / Belsen Was A Gas / Einmal Belsen War Wirflich Bortefflich (Belsen Vos A Gassa)
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.) / Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle / Friggin' In The Riggin' / You Need Hands / Who Killed Bambi

Notes. Double album released in 2 versions with varying track listings. Above is the most common vinyl track listing.
Further details of both versions here...

Re-released on CD July '85 (CDVD 2510), '89, & May '93 (CDVX 2510).

Chart position no. 7.

27th July 1979

Virgin VR 2.  "Some Product. Carri On Sex Pistols"

Side One: The Very Name 'Sex Pistols' / From Beyond the Grave / Big Tits Across America
Side Two: Complex World of Johnny Rotten / Sex Pistols Will Play / Is the Queen A Moron? / The Fucking Rotter

Notes. Album of interviews & radio adverts. Re-released on CD May '93 (CDVR 2).

Chart position  no. 6.

7th December 1979

Virgin V2144.  "Sid Sings"

Side One: Born To Lose / I Wanna Be Your Dog / Take A Chance On Me / Stepping Stone / My Way
Side Two: Belsen / Something Else / Chatterbox / Search And Destroy / Chinese Rocks / I Killed The Cat

Notes. Compiled from two performances at Max's Kansas City, September '78, plus studio take of My Way.
For further details on the development of the album visit the special Sid Sings section.

Re-released on CD Feb '89 (CDV 2144).

Chart position no. 30.

December 1979

Nippon Columbia YX - 7247-AX "The Very Best Of Sex Pistols, And We Don't Care"

Side One: Pretty Vacant / No Fun / Anarchy In The U.K. / I Wanna Be Me / God Save The Queen / Here We Go Again
Side Two: Rock 'N' Roll Swindle / C'mon Everybody / Did You No Wrong / Black Leather / Satellite / Silly Thing / My Way

Notes. Japanese only compilation. This album beat Virgin's own compilation into the shops by two months. It was heavily imported into the U.K., hence it's inclusion in this guide. It is notable for including the unreleased tracks Here We Go Again and Black Leather, a full 12 months ahead of their U.K. release as part of the "Pistols Pack" of 7" singles.
For further details visit the Very Best Of.. special section.

8th February 1980

Virgin  V 2142.  "Flogging A Dead Horse"

Side One: Anarchy In The U.K. / I Wanna Be Me / God Save The Queen / Did You No Wrong / Pretty Vacant / No Fun / Holidays In The Sun
Side Two: The Biggest Blow / My Way / Something Else / Silly Thing / C'mon Everybody / Stepping Stone / Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle

Notes. Singles compilation. The sleeve lists The Biggest Blow but the label states No One Is Innocent, both titles for the same song. Silly Thing is the "Swindle" LP version, not the single take. The sound of a cash register follows at the end of Side Two, continuing the Swindle theme.

Re-released on vinyl April '86 (OVED 165). Re-released on CD Oct '86 (CDV 2142).

Chart position  no. 23.

6th June 1980

Virgin V 2168. "The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle"

Side One. God Save The Queen (Symphony) / The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle / You Need Hands / Silly Thing / Lonely Boy / Something Else
Side Two. Rock Around The Clock / C'mon Everybody / Who Killed Bambi / No One Is Innocent / Anarchie Pour L'U.K. / My Way

Notes. Single LP, highlights of VD 2510 released to coincide with the release of the film. Anarchie Pour L'U.K actually plays Anarchy In The U.K., from the double "Swindle" LP. Limited no. with film poster.

Re-released on vinyl April '89 (OVED 234).

V 2168 was the last official release of the pre- CD age. The story continues in 1992 with CDs the main format. 

17th October 1992

Virgin V 2702.  "Kiss This"
Notes. Vinyl double album. 20 track compilation including all "Never Mind The Bollocks".

Virgin CDV 2702.  "Kiss This"
Notes. CD issue. This release marked the debuts on CD for both Satellite and the single version of Silly Thing (with Steve Jones lead vocal).

Virgin CDVX 2702.  "Kiss This" / "Live In Trondheim 21st July 1977"

Disc 1: "Kiss This"
Tracks: Anarchy In The U.K. / God Save The Queen / Pretty Vacant / Holidays In The Sun / I Wanna Be Me / Did You No Wrong / No Fun / Satellite / Don't Give Me No Lip Child / (I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone / Bodies / No Feelings / Liar / Problems / Seventeen / Submission / New York / EMI (Unlimited Edition) / My Way / Silly Thing

Disc 2: "Live In Trondheim 21st July 1977"
Tracks: Anarchy In The U.K. / I Wanna Be Me / Seventeen / New York / EMI (Unlimited Edition) / No Fun / No Feelings / Problems / God Save The Queen

Notes. Limited edition double CD pack. Both discs in individual cases, ("Live In Trondheim..." issued as a fold out digi-pack) housed together in a card box.

Chart position  no. 10.


Kiss This CD

CD double pack box

Live In Trondheim 21st July 1977
CD digi-pack cover

24th June 1996

Virgin Spunk 1.  "This Is Crap. Never Mind The Bollocks / Spunk"

Disc 1: "Bollocks"
Tracks: Holidays In The Sun / Bodies / No Feelings / Liar / God Save The Queen / Problems / Seventeen / Anarchy In The U.K. / Submission / Pretty Vacant / New York / EMI

Disc 2: "Spunk"
Tracks: Seventeen / Satellite / Feelings (No Feelings) / Just Me (I Wanna Be Me) / Submission / Nookie (Anarchy In The U.K.) / No Future (GSTQ) / Problems / Lots of Fun (Pretty Vacant) / Liar / Who Was It? (EMI) / New York (Looking For a Kiss) / Problems / No Feelings / Pretty Vacant / Sub-Mission / No Feelings / EMI / Satellite / Seventeen / Anarchy In The U.K.

Notes. Double CD combining  "Never Mind The Bollocks" with the bootleg "Spunk", "...Bollocks" demos, and Chris Spedding produced demos.


This Is Crap (back of booklet)
Front of CD same as Never Mind The Bollocks

29th July 1996

Virgin VUSLP 116   "Filthy Lucre Live"
Notes. Vinyl double album. Recorded live at Finsbury Park, London, 23/6/96.

Virgin CDVUS 116   "Filthy Lucre Live"
Notes. CD issue.

Tracks: Bodies / Seventeen / New York / No Feelings / Did You No Wrong / God Save the Queen / Liar / Satellite / (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone / Holidays In The Sun / Submission / Pretty Vacant / E.M.I. / Anarchy In The U.K. / Problems

Chart position no. 26.

1997

Virgin 7243 8 42802 15   "Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols"

Notes. "First Centenary" pressing on high grade vinyl to mark 100 years of E.M.I..

Cover as per Virgin V 2086

28th October 1998

Virgin VT 2086  "Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols"
Notes. Re-released to mark the albums 21st Anniversary. Pink vinyl album, limited to 2000 copies.

Virgin CD VP2086  "Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols"
Notes. CD sized book accompanied the 21st Anniversary CD issue.


CD book cover

8th May 2000

Virgin CDVD2909 "The Filth And The Fury"

CD 1:
God Save the Queen / Bay City Rollers - Shang-A-Lang / The Who - Pictures of Lily / Roxy Music - Virginia Plain / Alice Cooper - School's Out / Simaryp - Skinhead Moonstomp / Sailor - Glass Of Champagne / The Creation - Through My Eyes / David Bowie - The Jean Genie / Alice Cooper - I'm Eighteen / Submission / Don't Gimme No Lip, Child / What'cha Gonna Do About It / Road Runner / Substitute / Seventeen

CD 2:
Anarchy In The U.K. / Pretty Vacant / Did You No Wrong / Liar / EMI (Unlimited Edition) / No Feelings / I Wanna Be Me / Tappa ZU.K.ie - Way Over (In Dub) / New York Dolls - Looking For A Kiss / Holidays In The Sun / Bodies / No Fun

Notes. 29 track double CD soundtrack released to accompany the film of the same name. Comprises 18 Sex Pistols tracks (all previously available) and 11 songs by various artists from the '70's.

3rd June 2002

Virgin CDV2961 "Jubilee"

Tracks: God Save The Queen / Anarchy In The U.K. / Pretty Vacant / Holidays In The Sun / No One Is Innocent / My Way / Something Else / Friggin’ In The Riggin’ / Silly Thing / C’Mon Everybody / The Great Rock ‘N’ Roll Swindle / (I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone / Pretty Vacant (Live) / EMI (Unlimited Edition) PLUS: God Save The Queen (video) / Anarchy In The U.K. (video) / Pretty Vacant (video).

Notes.14 track 'Best Of' compilation. Plus includes videos for God Save The Queen, Anarchy In The U.K. (1992 video), Pretty Vacant.

Chart position no. 29.

3rd June 2002

Virgin SexBox1 "Sex Pistols"

Disc One - Studio Tracks & Early Demos
Disc Two - Demos & Rarities
Disc Three - Live at Screen on the Green '76, plus live rarities

Notes. 3 CD box set. For full tracklisting see Sex Box section. Each disc finishes with a 'hidden' unreleased backing track (Anarchy In The U.K., God Save The Queen and Pretty Vacant), produced by Mike Thorne.

29th October 2007

Virgin V 2086. "Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols"

Side One: Holidays In The Sun / Liar / No Feelings / God Save The Queen / Problems
Side Two: Seventeen / Anarchy In The U.K / Bodies / Pretty Vacant / New York / E.M.I.
Plus one sided 7": Submission and poster.

Notes. Part of Virgin's 2007 vinyl re-release series to tie in with the 30th anniversary of Never Mind The Bollocks. Reproduction of the 1977 11 track edition, including 7" Submission single and poster.
Original sleeve and labels reproduced.

To view front and back sleeve plus
poster, visit
Vinyl Series 2007 - NMTB
sleeve & poster
section

To view A & B side LP labels,
plus Submission, visit
Vinyl Series 2007- NMTB labels
section

9th August 2010

Virgin VDR 2510 & CDVDR 2510 "The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle"

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

Notes. 24 tracks. The first time ever for this running order on vinyl which is identical to the accompanying CD digipack running order. Further details here...

Virgin VDR 2510 & CDVDR 2510 "The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle"

28th May 2012

UMC SexPisCD1977 "Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols"

Tracks: Holidays In The Sun / Bodies / No Feelings / Liar / God Save The Queen / Problems / Seventeen / Anarchy In The U.K. / Submission / Pretty Vacant / New York / EMI

Notes. Universal Music CD re-pressing. Further details here...

SexPisCD1977 "Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols"

28th May 2012

UMC SexPisCD1979  "The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle"

Tracks. God Save The Queen (Symphony) / Johnny B. Goode / Road Runner / Black Arabs / Anarchy In The U.K. / Substitute / (Don't Give Me) No Lip Child / Stepping Stone / Anarchie Pour L'U.K. / Belsen Was A Gas / Einmal Belsen War Wirflich Bortefflich (Belsen Vos A Gassa) Silly Thing / My Way / I Wanna Be Me / Something Else / Rock Around The Clock / Lonely Boy / No One Is Innocent / C'mon Everybody / E.M.I. (Orch.) / Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle / Friggin' In The Riggin' / You Need Hands / Who Killed Bambi / Watcha Gonna  Do About It

Notes. Universal Music 25 track CD re-pressing. Further details here...

SexPisCD1979 "The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle"
   
   
IMPORTANT US COMPILATION

1998

Atlantic 83052-2  "MTV 120 Minutes Live"

Notes. Contains Pretty Vacant from 1996 MTV studio live performance. US release.

 Official U.K. Singles Discography

 Compiled by Phil Singleton with special thanks to Peter Reich, Hervé Labyre, and Gus Nicholson.

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