Public Image Ltd.* ‎– Second Edition

Virgin ‎– VGD 3513
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue


A1 Albatross
A2 Memories
B1 Swan Lake
B2 Poptones
B3 Careering
C1 Socialist
C2 Graveyard
C3 The Suit
D1 Bad Baby
D2 No Birds
D3 Chant
D4 Radio 4



This was originally released in 1980 as VD 2512, a reissue of 'Metal Box' (1979). Although the specific release date does not appear on the item, PIL's website places it in 1987.

Tracklist is the same as 'Metal Box', except 'No Birds' & 'Socialist' have been swapped in the running order.
'Swan Lake' (aka 'Death Disco') is a slightly different mix to the 7" with extra synth at the very end.
'Memories' is also a different mix to the single... 'No Birds' (aka 'No Birds Do Sing') is the same version as the B-side of the 'Death Disco' 7".
'Graveyard' is an instrumental version of 'Another' from the 'Memories' single.

Gatefold Jacket (lyrics appear on the back) but no track listings.

Label catalogue codes:
VGD 3513-A
VGD 3513-B
VGD 3513-C
VGD 3513-D

℗1979 Virgin Records Limited
©1979 Virgin Music (Publishers) Limited / Warner Brothers Music Limited

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 012981 351311

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
METAL 1 PiL* Metal Box(3x12", Album, Ltd + Box) Virgin METAL 1 UK 1979 Sell This Version
3288-2 Public Image Ltd.* Second Edition(CD, Album, RE, RP) Warner Bros. Records 3288-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
CDVDR 2512, 50999 0 70015 2 9 Public Image Ltd.* Second Edition(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin CDVDR 2512, 50999 0 70015 2 9 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
300 863-420, 300 861, 300 862 Public Image Ltd.* Second Edition(2xLP, Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 300 863-420, 300 861, 300 862 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
33C38-7947 Public Image Limited Metal Box(CD, Album, RE) Columbia 33C38-7947 Japan 1986 Sell This Version