Sex Pistols ‎– Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols

Label:
Virgin ‎– V 2086
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, 11 Track, Blank Back
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Tracklist

A1 Holidays In The Sun 3:10
A2 Liar 2:39
A3 No Feelings 2:48
A4 God Save The Queen 3:17
A5 Problems 4:10
B1 Seventeen 2:00
B2 Anarchy In The UK 3:30
B3 Bodies 3:00
B4 Pretty Vacant 3:14
B5 New York 3:03
B6 E.M.I. 3:06

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Notes

Made in England.

℗ 1977 Virgin Records Ltd.

First UK pressing, often claimed to be 1,000 copies pressed, but that low figure is highly unlikely given both how many copies are out there and that 3 different sets of pressing plates were used in multiple configurations.

Originally planned to be released as promo only, but eventually released commercially earlier than expected due to the rushed-out French pressing being imported to UK.
Plain pink back cover, 11 tracks only.
No poster, no freebie 7" included.

Most copies are sent to France to counterattack massive UK-imports from Barclay Records. They are also sold in the UK, Scandinavia, the Netherlands and the USA (as seen on the photos, record was imported to the US through JEM Records).

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V2086 A1/B1
V2086 A1/B2
V2086 A2/B1
V2086 A2/B2
V2086 A3/B2
V2086 A3/B3

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variation 1): V2086 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variation 1): V2086 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variation 2): V2086 A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variation 2): V2086 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variation 3): V2086 A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variation 3): V2086 B2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variation 4): V2086 A3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variation 4): V2086 B2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variation 5): V2086 A3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variation 5): V2086 B3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variation 6): V2086 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variation 6): V2086 B-1

Other Versions (5 of 425) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VIR(L) 3010 Sex Pistols Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols(LP, Album) Virgin VIR(L) 3010 South Africa 1980 Sell This Version
511 Sex Pistols Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols(LP, Album, Unofficial) High Stereo Light 511 South Korea 1978 Sell This Version
V 2086 Sex Pistols Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols(LP, Album, Gre) Virgin V 2086 New Zealand 1977 Sell This Version
LPCENT20, 7243 8 42802 1 5 LPCENT 20 Sex Pistols Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin LPCENT20, 7243 8 42802 1 5 LPCENT 20 UK 1997 Sell This Version
VJCP-68852 Sex Pistols Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Virgin VJCP-68852 Japan 2007 Sell This Version

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strummerville64

strummerville64

October 26, 2020

Great album but I wouldn't touch a pricey copy of this issue with a bargepole - so many people say they have it that the figure of 1000 copies is simply impossible (see Ebay as well). Saying that I would say every copy from 77 needs taken with a pinch of salt as they were just getting fired out from various pressing plants with no obvious uniformity - or was that the idea Mr Branson...
AndrewRobertson

AndrewRobertson

September 5, 2020
My copy has the a3 b1 matrix and both me and my mate picked up copies with the submission single from a local corner shop six months after the orignal album came out.
Could'nt believe our luck at the time.
SamCollects

SamCollects

July 14, 2020
I’m very lucky in the fact that I have a super early U.K. pressing, which is the third pressing. (Includes submission, but doesn’t state on rear cover, only on the disc)! Plus I’ve got a 2016 repressing by universal on a lovely yellow 180g disc. I hope to eventually find an original 1st U.K. pressing but they fetch silly money! So I’ll have to keep on hunting! 😀
ghastlybespoke

ghastlybespoke

July 13, 2020
This CD sounds great on a good hi-fi ripped trackssound rubbish though.
gardenofadam88

gardenofadam88

June 30, 2020
I’m very new to this, so I’m guessing the “matrix” is the small stamped letters in the actual Vinyl? Well, mine says “V 2086 A” and “V 2086 B” with no other identifiers. There is also a small handwritten sticker of 49/50 attached to the front cover. Vinyl is in pristine condition, jacket is as one would expect for 40 year old plastic, but in very good shape.

If I don’t have any extra numbers showing which matrix it is, is it safe to assume it is A1/B1?
stuartmcmillan1997

stuartmcmillan1997

September 17, 2019
I have matrix V 2086 A3-B1, vinyl itself is in mint condition but unfortunately there is writing on the sleeve. It has 11 tracks plus printed tracks on rear of sleeve. I think it's this one but can anyone confirm, I'm new to all this vinyl stuff. thanks
https://www.discogs.com/Sex-Pistols-Never-Mind-The-Bollocks-Heres-The-Sex-Pistols/release/2558425
steviereilly

steviereilly

June 14, 2019
I have matrix V 2086 A5-B5 in excellent ++ condition ( both sleeve and LP). It has 11 tracks plus printed tracks on rear of sleeve. Can anyone advise as to what variant this could be. Thanks in advance
nhare

nhare

May 26, 2019
I think the 1000 copies only is most unlikely. I lived in the sticks in Worcestershire UK a the time, and knew 3 people who bought the 11 track LP when it came out. Don't think they even came with the Submission single, although I do remember one of those kicking around.
thirteen21

thirteen21

September 4, 2018

How is variation 6 above different from A1/B1 .... or are the dashes relevant?
cure1971

cure1971

June 14, 2018
I have 2 copies of the 11 track blank back outer cover with Matrix numbers A2 / B1. The first 3 tracks are, Holidays,Liar,No Feelings.Can anyone tell me if they are of the first 1000 pressings??