Sex Pistols’ ‘Never Mind the Bollocks’ box set to feature demos, live disc, ‘Spunk’ bootleg

The Sex Pistols this week revealed the full tracklist to this fall’s super-deluxe Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols box set, an expansive 3CD/1DVD collection that will mark the classic punk album’s 35th anniversary with demos, B-sides, live cuts and a remastered edition of the record using newly re-discovered original master tapes.

Due out Sept. 24 in the U.K. via Universal Music, the set — according to new details posted to the band’s website — includes the “lost” 1977 studio demo of “Belsen Was a Gas” with John Lydon’s vocals, the only “original Sex Pistols composition of the era thought not to be recorded,” plus a full remastering of Never Mind the Bollocks by Tim Young, under the direction of original producer Chris Thomas, using the once-lost original master tapes that were “rediscovered during the recent move from Virgin Records to Universal Music Catalogue in January 2012.”

The box set also will include Thomas’ unreleased demos as well as the six demos featured on the Pistols’ infamous Spunk bootleg, included “in their original, untouched form following the very recent discovery of their original master tapes.” Plus there’s a full CD of live material recorded in Norway and Sweden in 1977, most of which is previously unreleased.

Additionally, the set includes a 100-page hardback “1977 Diary,” a replica 7-inch single of the withdrawn “God Save the Queen” single, a 3-foot-by-5-foot promotional poster, reproductions of the original promo stickers and a copy of the original handwritten lyrics to “God Save the Queen.”

 

Tracklist: Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols: Super Deluxe Box Set

CD1: Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols *
1. “Holidays In The Sun”
2. “Bodies”
3. “No Feelings”
4. “Liar”
5. “God Save The Queen”
6. “Problems”
7. “Seventeen”
8. “Anarchy In The UK”
9. “Submission”
10. “Pretty Vacant”
11. “New York”
12. “EMI”

CD2: 1977 Studio Rarities & B-Sides
Single B-sides remastered
1. “No Feeling”
2. “Did You No Wrong”
3. “No Fun”
4. “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 Demos & 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
1. “Anarchy In The U.K.”
2. “I Wanna Be Me”
3. “17″
4. “New York”
5. “EMI”
6. “No Fun”
7. “No Feelings”
8. “Problems”
9. “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
1. “Pretty Vacant”
2. “Anarchy In The UK”
3. “Problems”
Happy House, Stockholm, Sweden – 28th July ***
4. “Anarchy In The UK”
5. “I Wanna Be Me”
6. “Seventeen”
7. “New York”
8. “Problems”
9. “No Fun”
S.P.O.T.S. Tour – Winter Gardens, Penzance, Cornwall – 1st September ***
10. “Problems”
11. “No Fun”
12. “Anarchy In The UK”
DVD extras
— “God Save The Queen” video
— “Pretty Vacant” video
— “Holidays In The Sun” video
— HeyDay Interviews: Interviews by Judy and Fred Vermorel 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 “God Save the Queen”/”No Feeling” 7″ single
— 3-foot-by-4.5-foot 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

* Remastered from original album master tapes by Tim Young
** Demos from Spunk bootleg
*** All tracks previously unreleased except “Submission,” now mastered from original tapes
**** Original demo featuring John Lydon on vocals, from recently recovered original master tapes

 

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9 Comments

  • Jim McCabe

    I’m interested………..but not for $216.

     
  • Filthy lucre indeed…. Why do these sets have to be so overpriced? Ditch the stickers and vinyl and put out the 4 discs albe and half the price, and I’m sold!

     
  • Not too impressed; I own Kiss This which has more B-Sides (Don’t Give Me No Lip, Child, I’m Not Your Stepping Stone)and the Trondheim show as well. I’ve also got the 2 CD version of Never Mind… that has all of Spunk and I think more demos than this set. It cost me $15AU… Think I’ll pass on this bollocks.

     
    • Sparks

      No Lip and Stepping Stone are not B-Sides.This new set has has a whole wealth of unreleased material Chris Thomas has held on to these recordings since ’77 and they have never seen the light of day on any semi legit or non legit bootleg. Only Dave Goodmans demos have been released to make up Spunk etc. The live stuff on this box set will be in pristeen quality. The price well yeah I agree it’s too high. But this set is the ultimate Bollocks.

       
  • Yet another repackaging of existing material. Have to save my money, only another year and a half for the next Pink Floyd Remaster release.

     
    • Why is there not a single version of Steppin’ Stone on this????

       
      • Sparks

        Steppin’ Stone is not from the Bollocks sessions. It comes from sessions for the Anarchy in the UK single. It’s also from the Swindle album and the 7” was overdubbed by Paul and Steve for release as part of the Swindle album. It does not belong here.

         
  • Lloyd

    Overpriced bollocks. Never mind.

     
  • sillyboob

    Re-issue ! Re-package ! Re-package !
    Re-evaluate the songs
    Double-pack with a photograph
    Extra Track (and a tacky badge)

     
 

 

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