Sex Pistols ‎– Sex Pistols File (1976 - 1978)

4 × Vinyl, LP, Reissue
Box Set, Compilation, Limited Edition, Numbered, Unofficial Release



12" black box with 3/4 wrap-around b&w picture sleeve.
Records have picture labels.
Track listing on back 1/4 of sleeve.
Edition of 250 sets.

Record 1 is a re-release of "Spunk"
Record 2 is a re-release of "Indecent Exposure"
Record 3 is a re-release of "Welcome To The Rodeo"
Record 4 is a re-release of "Gun Control"

The wrap-around states that Record 1 has 15 tracks, there is actually only 12
Record 2 - was recorded at the 76 Club, not the 100 Club

On the original numbered pressings, the bottom right corner should read :
"limited edition. - 250 sets only - This is No ____" with a handwritten number

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: Record 1 : BLA A / BLA B
  • Matrix / Runout: Record 2 : SP6418A / SP6418B
  • Matrix / Runout: Record 3 : SP2800-A Re 1 / SP2800-B Re 1
  • Matrix / Runout: Record 4 : SP2900-A / SP2900-B


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April 30, 2015
There is no limited edition. Most of the first pressing have been seized by the FBI but the boxset was later manufactured again and again and again. Some copies still have "limited edition. - 250 sets only - This is No ____" (some with a handwritten number in order to make it look like a "real original" copy) others don't, but there is NO limited edition of 250 copies, this boxset is probably still made nowadays somewhere in the world. Most of the time, people believe this kind of record is limited to 250, 500 or 1000 copies. Not true. There are thousands copies of Spunk, Welcome to the rodeo, 100 Club (76 Club) and Gun Control with the same matrix numbers and same labels. This boxset is, in fact, very common in the band's discography.


March 5, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
lots of fake German represses are out there all with the same number 215. If your copy has Black and white labels and number 215 its one of the German fakes from the early 80s. Colored labels are the original issue.