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Sex Pistols Celebrate Debut Album's 35th Birthday

Thursday, July 26th 2012 11:45

Never Mind The B******s is given its first ever full remaster

The punk era's defining album is to be given a makeover for its landmark birthday, according to the band's official website.

Released on 24 September, the new edition of Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols has been remastered from the original tapes for the first time ever after the previously lost original recordings were discovered during the move from Virgin Records to the Universal Music catalogue. The project is being overseen by the album's original producer Chris Thomas.

The multi-disc box set (3CD/DVD) will contain the original album, a CD of B-Sides and unreleased material and a CD and DVD. The box set includes rarities like a demo studio recording of ‘Belsen Was a Gas,’ the only song from that era previously thought not to have been recorded, as well as the six demos that comprise the bootleg album ‘Spunk’ in their original form.

The project also features a selection of Chris Thomas’ unreleased demos and outtakes from the album, including tracks with Sid Vicious on bass, as well as previously unreleased live performances from 1977, a live DVD, a hardback diary of 1977, artwork, posters, stickers and handwritten lyrics.

CD1 - Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols*
Holidays In The Sun
Bodies
No Feelings
Liar
God Save The Queen
Problems
Seventeen
Anarchy In The UK
Submission
Pretty Vacant
New York
EMI
 
CD2 - 1977 Studio Rarities & B-Sides
The single b-sides remastered. 
No Feeling 
Did You No Wrong 
No Fun
Satellite 
Dave Goodman Jan 1977 demos recorded at Gooseberry Studios **
5. New York 
6. EMI 
7. Liar 
8. Pretty Vacant 
9. Problems 
10. GSTQ
Chris Thomas Demo's & Outtakes***
11. Did You Know Wrong (March 3rd 1977)
12. 17 (April 21st 1977)
13. Satellite (April 22nd 1977) 
14. Submission (April 22nd 1977)
15. Holidays In The Sun (April 22nd 1977)
16. EMI (April 22nd 1977) 
17. 17 (May 16th 1977)
18. Holidays In The Sun (June 11th 1977) 
19. Bodies (June 11th 1977)
20. Submission (August 12th 1977)
21. Belsen Was A Gas (original demo) (19 September 1977)****
 
CD3 - 1977 Live 
Ssamfundet Club, Trondheim, Norway - 21st July 
Anarchy In The U.K. 
I Wanna Be Me 
17
New York
EMI 
No Fun 
No Feelings
Problems
God Save The Queen

Happy House, Stockholm, Sweden - 28th July***
10. Anarchy In The UK
11. I Wanna Be Me
12. 17 
13. New York 
14. EMI 
15. Submission
16. No Feelings 
17. Problems 
18. God Save The Queen
19. Pretty Vacant 
20. No Fun

 
DVD - 1977 
Riverboat Party, The River Thames, London - 7th July 
Pretty Vacant
Anarchy In The UK
Problems
Happy House, Stockholm, Sweden - 28th July***
Anarchy In The UK
I Wanna Be Me 
Seventeen
New York
Problems
No Fun
S.P.O.T.S. Tour - Winter Gardens, Penzance, Cornwall - 1st September***
Problems
No Fun
Anarchy In The UK
 
DVD EXTRA'S
God Save The Queen video
Pretty Vacant video
Holidays In The Sun video
The HeyDay Interviews. Interviews by Judy and Fred Vermorel recorded in August 1977 with:
Steve Jones
Paul Cook
John Lydon
Sid Vicious 
Glen Matlock
BBC, Radio 1, Rock On, December 12th 1977 - John Tobler interview with John and Sid (previously unheard full uncensored version)
 
OTHER CONTENT

1977 (The Bollocks Diaries)
100 page full-colour hardback diary detailing every significant band event in this explosive year. Written by former Mojo editor Pat Gilbert, the book includes multiple quotes from key figures, previously unseen photos, recording details, memorabilia and much more.

+ replica A&M GSTQ/No Feeling 7" single.
+ 3FT by 4.5FT Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols replica promo poster.
+ copy of original handwritten lyrics to God Save The Queen.
+ Replica Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols promo stickers.

 
Content Key/Bullet Points
* = remastered from the recently found original album master tapes by Tim Young under the guidance of original producer Chris Thomas.
** = these 6 demo's would make up the legendary 'Spunk' album but are heard here for the very first time in their original, untouched form following the very recent discovery of the original master tapes.
*** = All tracks previously unreleased except Submission (track) which unlike in 2002 when it first appeared is now mastered from the original tapes.
**** = This is the legendary original demo featuring John Lydon on vocals and is taken from the recently recovered original master tapes.
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