Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols
(Nippon Columbia CN-E19-99-600-00/A.J6)
Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (Universal Music
Released: 1999? / 2000?
Notes. Two different editions of Chinese origin.
Both of dubious legitimacy.
The 'Nippon Columbia' pressing has incorrect cover font
for a start, but the 'Universal Music' pressing features The Police on
the cover and the disc, and includes a track entitled 'Sex Pistols'. It
has a stated release date of 2000. Hilarious.
explains: I lived and worked/commuted to China between 1997 and 2005
and was also an avid collector of music. Releases on CD would appear
suddenly, and vanish equally as suddenly. Around 1999 the semi-official
Bollocks appeared in many shops for about two months. 'Made in Germany
(yeah, no way!) Nippon Columbia (equally no way, a Japanese company in
China!), with a Chinese language cover and an official release code
CN-E19-99-600-00/A.J6. Full CD, not CDR and wrap around cardboard
cover, with CD cover and disc inside.
Blink and you would have missed it.
About 6 months after it had
vanished, in the following year, a copy appeared for a month or so
before going the same way. A lot of effort had clearly gone into this
one, as a certain Sting was now the cover star along with the rest of
his band. And, a clearly Nirvana influenced title had appeared "Never
Mind. The Bollocks". Allegedly manufactured in the UK. If only. And no
Chinese characters, so probably aimed at tourists only, while the
original was for the home market also.
Again a full CD and probably the rarest of the two as I only ever saw
it once, while the original 'Bollocks' was available almost in every
Beijing CD shop for a while before it vanished."