2012 – The Sex Pistols signed with Universal Music Catalog UK on This Day in Rock Music history!

2012 – The Sex Pistols signed with Universal Music Catalog UK on This Day in Rock Music history! UMC is part of the world’s largest record label Universal, which will re-release their influential album “Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols.”

35 years after its original release, It will be release with all new packaging and subsequent events to bolster awareness and sales. This release will not include North America.

“Music can be great. The Sex Pistols are the greatest,” said lead singer Johnny Rotten in a statement Monday. He asked listeners to “give generously.”

The album, released in 1977, topped the British charts.

Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols peaked at number 1 on the UK Albums Chart, but in the US peaked at number 106 upon initial release on the Billboard albums chart. Although the album’s sales were initially slim outside Europe, it would ultimately gain a substantial reputation worldwide, achieving Gold status with the RIAA in 1987 (denoting 500,000 sales) and Platinum status (1,000,000 sales) just four years later.

All songs written by Steve Jones/Glen Matlock/Paul Cook/Johnny Rotten, except * by Jones/Cook/Rotten/Sid Vicious. All lyrics by Rotten (original “Seventeen” lyrics by Jones, original “Pretty Vacant” lyrics by Matlock).

Eleven-track version

Side one

  1. “Holidays in the Sun” – 3:22
  2. “Liar” – 2:41
  3. “No Feelings” – 2:56
  4. “God Save the Queen” – 3:20
  5. “Problems” – 4:11

[edit] Side two

  1. “Seventeen” – 2:02
  2. “Anarchy in the U.K.” – 3:32
  3. “Bodies” – 3:03 *
  4. “Pretty Vacant” – 3:18
  5. “New York” – 3:07
  6. “EMI” – 3:10
  • “Submission” was included with most copies as a one-sided seven-inch single (VDJ 24).

Twelve-track version

Side one

  1. “Holidays in the Sun” – 3:22 *
  2. “Bodies” – 3:03 *
  3. “No Feelings” – 2:51
  4. “Liar” – 2:41
  5. “God Save the Queen” – 3:19
  6. “Problems” – 4:11

Side two

  1. “Seventeen” – 2:02
  2. “Anarchy in the UK” – 3:31
  3. “Submission” – 4:12
  4. “Pretty Vacant” – 3:18
  5. “New York” – 3:05
  6. “EMI” – 3:10
  • USA (Warner Bros. BSK3147) and Canada (Warner Bros. KBS3147) artwork is green on pink, track listing reverses “God Save the Queen” (as #6) and “Problems” (as #5).
  • Original French track listing (Barclay Records 941 001) as UK eleven-track version with “Submission” at the end of side one.

 

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