Introduction. Surfaced originally in 2005. Technically, these releases
should be classed as a counterfeit (or pirate) record, similar to the fake A&M
single. Pressings believed to originate in Sweden. The 7" single's large centre
hole backs up this thoery.
11 and 12 track pressings exist. Sleeves and labels all list catalogue number
as V2086 (original Virgin cat. number).
2005. Initial pressings all came with 7" yellow Submission single
plus poster. The following colour vinyls are known to have been pressed: gold
/ splattered yellow / marblized black / marblized cream / splattered silvery grey
/ see-through smokey black. Believed to be limited to approximately 120 per pressing.
Notes: The poster
is smaller than some original copies, although there were 2 different sizes for
the original Virgin poster. The poster's printed colours are not as bright.
The label on the album and single are the blue and white Virgin logo (good quality).
The sleeve is a slightly lighter shade of yellow with a green sticker on
the front stating 'UK PRESSING includes one-sided single & Pistols poster'.
On the bottom of the sticker is the Virgin logo and matrix 'SPOTS 001'. The rear
sleeve omits 'Submission'.
addition to being pressed in coloured vinyl, the 7" Submission single has
a large central hole favoured in Europe and USA, and requiring an adapter to play
in the UK. The original had the standard sized UK spindle hole.
LP label has Chris Thomas mis-spelt "Chris Tomas" on both sides. Anarchy
In The UK is mis-spelt ANARACHY INB THE UK. These errors were NOT on the Virgin
2005 the 11 track version also appeared in marble vinyl with the accompanying
7" also in marble vinyl (both pictured below).
2006, the counterfeit 11 track version appeared in yet more variations: Black
vinyl, selling with grey or yellow one sided 7"’ & poster.
April 2007. Black vinyl 11 track version appeared. Package: LP, with 7" & poster.
Note 7" Submission has a solid
centre, like the original, with Virgin label on side one, and white
label on the reserve side. The LP labels are the same as the coloured
vinyl pressings with incorrect spellings.