Never Mind The Bollocks

NMTB UK First initial press 7in and sleeveUnited Kingdom, Virgin V2086

first press (initial)

11 tracks on disc not including “Submission”. Pressing run of some 50,000 copies, of which 49,000 has the track listing on the rear sleeve minus “Submission”. Tracks on labels are timed, producer credits state Bill Price & Chris Thomas. All 50,000 initial pressings came with a poster and “Submission” one-sided 7in.

Apparently, approx 1000 copies pressed with the no rear track listing sleeve and slightly different matrix of A3 B2. I have actually seen pressings with A1 B1.

The publishing credits on both initial pressings are copyright: Rotten, Cook, Jones, Matlock/Vicious 1977

NMTB UK 1st main press side A/BUnited Kingdom, Virgin V2086

1st main press. 12 tracks on disc. No track listing on rear sleeve. Producer credits state Bill Price or Chris Thomas. Sid Vicious credited for EMI.

The publishing credits are slightly different with this press: Copyright Control 1977 Rotten, Cook, Jones, Matlock/Vicious

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2nd press with Submission text on rear sleeve.

Vicious credit for EMI

Publishing credits: Jones, Matlock, Cook, Rotten/Vicious Copyright Control 1977

NMTB UK 3rd pressing side A/BUnited Kingdom, Virgin V2086

3rd press with 11 tracks on rear sleeve. Sid Vicious again credited for EMI. Publishing credits as per the 1st main press.

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4th press picture disc. Same image on both sides of vinyl.

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4th press with 11 tracks on rear sleeve. Newer Virgin green/red labels. Glen Matlock again credited for EMI

**Glen’s credit will now remain a constant with subsequent UK pressings**

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5th press with 12 tracks on rear sleeve.

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7th pressing with 11 tracks on rear sleeve. Sleeve is misprinted with “Belsen was a gas” and “Liar” is listed twice.

United Kingdom, Virgin OVED 136

8th pressing with Belsen rear sleeve. Includes Virgin Mid-Price inner bag.

United Kingdom, Virgin OVED 136

9th pressing with barcoded Belsen sleeve. Same inner bag as 8th. New Virgin grey labels.

United Kingdom, Virgin OVED 136

10th pressing with 12 tracks on rear sleeve.

United Kingdom, Virgin / EMI 724384280215

11th pressing from 1997. Heavyweight vinyl and heavy card sleeve with 11 tracks on rear. Sid Vicious credited for EMI.

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12th pressing from 1998. Pink vinyl and numbered. Copyright credits: Sex Pistols Residuals.

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Unknown pressing. This came courtesy of John Esplen of Vinyl On The Net. It was part of Gavin Walsh’s collection when John bought it some years ago. He held onto it because it’s pretty strange.

It’s an early press, we know this because of the labels and sleeve. Please view the photographs and if you have more info don’t hesitate to get in touch: info@sexpistolsvinyl.com I’d love to know if anyone else has this one.

Gavin had put a note in the sleeve saying “Spanner in the works NMTB, seems to be different to any other UK issue” The matrix is B6 A7.

Publishing credits as per the 1st main. The sleeve is as per the 1st UK initial pressing.

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Unknown pressing. Matlock credited for EMI.

Picked this up at a record fair for a massive £2. The copy is very tatty & old, so I know it is not a repro. Never seen these publishing credits on any other UK issue. The sleeve is as per the 2nd UK.

Matlock – Warner Bros Music Ltd

Jones, Cook, Rotten, Vicious – Copyright Control 1977