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Sex Pistols Debut, Singles To Be Reissued

Virgin Records will on Oct. 29 release a special 30th anniversary edition of The Sex Pistols’ classic debut album, “Never Mind The Bollocks … Here’s the Sex Pistols.” The set will be available on heavyweight vinyl with a 7″ insert of “Submission” and a poster — just as it was when it was originally released on Oct. 29, 1977.

“Submission” was left off the original track listing when the album was mistakenly released a week earlier than planned, so at the band’s insistence, the first 50,000 copies included a one-sided 7″ featuring the song.

The Pistols will also reissue their four classic singles: “Anarchy in the U.K.,” “God Save the Queen,” “Pretty Vacant” and “Holidays in the Sun” throughout October on 7-inch vinyl. Jamie Reid’s original artwork and heavyweight paper sleeves will be faithfully reproduced, according to Virgin.

Virgin signed the band after it was dropped by EMI in January 1977 and in the wake of an abortive six-day signing with A&M that March.