27 Jul
Lost originals finally found, fully remastered for first time

35 years after the fact, one of the most iconic and influential albums in music history still sounds as powerful and singular as ever. Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols changed the landscape for the music industry, and was the only official album released by the Sex Pistols while bassist Sid Vicious was a member of the group. Nevermind the band was essentially manufactured by Malcolm McLaren with the same calculated efficiency that Maurice Starr assembled New Kids On the Block — the Sex Pistols truly created a distinctive sound, and their album’s impact strongly resonates with artists and aficionados to this day. It only makes sense to celebrate its 35th anniversary, and Universal Music UK has done just that in assembling a super-deluxe box set release that does this watershed album justice.

Now what’s left in the Sex Pistols vault that hasn’t already been seen or heard ad nauseum, you might ask? Well, fans will be happy to hear there’s a treasure trove of music, footage, interviews, rare photos and other ephemera that is confirmed to be included in the NMTBHSP Super-Deluxe box set. But most importantly, the set will also include the original master tapes from the 1977 Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols recording sessions that were thought to be lost for many years. Thankfully, in the recent move from Virginia Records to Universal Music Catalogue in January of this year the tapes were unearthed — easily one of the bigger musicologist finds of the 21st century. Now, under direction from original producer Chris Thomas, the tapes have been completely remastered for the very first time. The gem that will perhaps excite fans most is the lost 1977 demo studio recording of “Belsen Was a Gas”, the only original Sex Pistols composition of the era thought not to be recorded. Other coveted artifacts include replica stickers, posters and singles, plus a 1977 Diary 100 page hardback book filled with quotes, rare and previously unseen photos, memorabilia and exclusive images. The Never Mind the Bollocks, It’s the Sex Pistols: 35th Anniversary Super Deluxe Box Set is scheduled for release on September 24th in the UK.

Hit the Jump for a breakdown of the contents of the ultra comprehensive Super Deluxe Box Set…

CD1 – Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols: 2012 Re-mastered, from the thought lost original master tapes with process overseen by original producer Chris Thomas
CD2 – 1977 Studio Rarities & B-Sides: Previously unreleased 1977 recordings including the legendary Belsen Was A Gas with John on vocals plus the original single b-sides, again all remastered from the original master tapes
CD3 – 1977 Live: High quality live recordings from 1977, most of which are previously unreleased
DVD – 1977: Live 1977 DVD produced by Julien Temple and featuring many previously unseen performances plus DVD extras of promo videos and radio interviews
1977 Diary: Hardback 100 page 12″ by 12″ diary with quotes, rare and previously unseen photos, memorabilia and exclusive images
7″ Single: Replica of the withdrawn God Save The Queen A&M single
Poster: 3FT by 4.5FT Never Mind The Bollocks replica promo poster
Stickers: Reproductions of the original Never Mind The Bollocks promo stickers
Lyrics: A copy of the original handwritten lyrics to God Save The Queen will also be included

CD1 – Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols*
Holidays In The Sun
No Feelings
God Save The Queen
Anarchy In The UK
Pretty Vacant
New York

CD2 – 1977 Studio Rarities & B-Sides
The single b-sides remastered.
No Feeling
Did You No Wrong
No Fun
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
New York
No Fun
No Feelings
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
Happy House, Stockholm, Sweden – 28th July***
Anarchy In The UK
I Wanna Be Me
New York
No Fun
S.P.O.T.S. Tour – Winter Gardens, Penzance, Cornwall – 1st September***
No Fun
Anarchy in the UK

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 CONTENT1977 (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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