Sex Pistols ‎– The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle

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Virgin ‎– VD 2510
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A1 God Save The Queen (Orchestral) 4:00
A2 Rock Around The Clock
Vocals – Ten Pole Tudor*Written-By – D. E. Knight*, M. Freedman*
2:00
A3 Johnny B Goode
Written-By – C. Berry*
6:20
A4 Road Runner
Written-By – J. Richman*
A5 Black Arabs
Producer – M. Foote*Vocals – Black Arabs
4:45
A6 Watcha Gonna Do About It
Written-By – Potter*, S.Well*
1:55
A7 Anarchy In The UK 4:00
B1 Silly Thing 3:05
B2 Substitute
Written-By – P. Townshend*
3:05
B3 Don't Give Me No Lip Child 3:30
B4 (I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone
Written-By – Boyce/Hart*
3:05
B5 Lonely Boy 3:05
B6 Something Else
Written-By – Cochran*, Sheeley*
2:10
C1 L'Anarchie Pour Le U.K.
Producer – J. Davoust*Translated By – L. Brennon*Vocals – Jerzimy
3:26
C2 Einmal Belsen War Vortrefflich (Live) 2:10
C3 Einmal Belsen War Wirklich Vortrefflich 2:10
C4 No One Is Innocent 3:00
C5 My Way
Written-By – Francois*, Revaux*, Anka*
4:05
D1 C'mon Everybody
Written-By – Cochran*, Capehart*
2:10
D2 E.M.I. (Orch) 3:45
D3 The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle
Written-By – Temple*
4:30
D4 You Need Hands
Vocals – Malcolm McLarenWritten-By – Irwin*
2:50
D5 Friggin' In The Riggin'
Arranged By – Jones*Written-By – Trad.*
3:40

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Credits

  • Artwork By [Sleeve Concept And Design] – Jamie Reid And Trevor Key
  • Photography [Photos From The Film] – John Tiberi, Heinz Zawodski, Bob Gruen, Trevor Key, June Myles-Kingston, Joe Stevens, Andrew Watson
  • ProducerThraves* (tracks: A3, A4, A6, A7, B2 to B4,), M. Foote* (tracks: A5), Cook* (tracks: A3, A4, A6, A7, B1 to B5, C3 to C5, D1, D3), Jones* (tracks: A3, A4, A6, A7, B, C3 to C5, D1, D3)
  • VocalsJohnny Rotten (tracks: A3, A4, A6, A7, B2 to B4, C2), Malcolm McLaren (tracks: D4), Paul Cook (tracks: B1, D3), Biggs* (tracks: A5, C4), Sid Vicious (tracks: B6, C5, D1, D3), Steve Jones (2) (tracks: B5, D2, D3, D5)
  • Written-ByMatlock* (tracks: A1, A5, A7, C1, D2), Rotten* (tracks: A1, A5, A7, C1 to C3, D2), Cook* (tracks: A1, A5, A7, B1, B5, C1 to C4, D2, D3), Biggs* (tracks: A5, C4), Vicious* (tracks: C2, C3), Jones* (tracks: A1, A5, A7, B1, B5, C1 to C4, D2, D3)

Notes

This is the FIRST pressing of the soundtrack album to the film of the same name featuring 23 tracks.

Not all tracks from the film are on the album and not all the tracks on the album were featured in the final released version of the film either!

The track listing on the inner sleeve is correct although 'No one is Innocent' is called 'Cosh The Driver', 'Friggin' In The Riggin' is listed as 'The Good Ship Venus' and 'C'mon Everybody' is written as 'Come On Everybody'.

Also the tracks on the sleeve are not listed in the correct order, it just states 'includes' and is missing 'Who Killed Bambi' & 'Rock Around The Clock'.

The timing of 6 minutes 20 is the total time for tracks A3 and A4.

This sleeve has RED text along the spine.

Some version 1 sleeves included version 2 discs as well as an amended track list paper insert and, in some cases, stickers too including a RARE star shaped sticker which incorrectly states '20 New Tracks' instead of 21.
However, just to confuse matters the LP on which matrix/runout Variant 2 is based contains the original version 1 discs and the paper insert!

℗ 1979 Virgin Records Ltd.
© Matrixbest Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: VD2510 A-1
  • Matrix / Runout: VD2510 B-1
  • Matrix / Runout: VD2510 C-1
  • Matrix / Runout: VD2510 D-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped matrix (etched matrix VD2501 A1 error scrubbed out) (Variant 1)): VD2510 A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped matrix (etched matrix VD2501 B1 error scrubbed out) (Variant 1)): VD2510 B-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped matrix (etched matrix VD2501 C1 error scrubbed out) (Variant 1)): VD2510 C-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped matrix (Variant 1)): VD2510 D-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped matrix (etched matrix VD2501 A1 error scrubbed out) (Variant 2)): VD2510 A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped matrix (etched matrix VD2501 B1 error scrubbed out) (Variant 2)): VD2510 B-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched matrix (Variant 2)): VD2510 C2
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched matrix (Variant 2)): VD2510 D2

Other Versions (5 of 147) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VD 2510 Sex Pistols The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle(2xLP, Album, RE) Virgin VD 2510 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
300 279-420, 300 277, 300 278 Sex Pistols The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle(2xLP, Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 300 279-420, 300 277, 300 278 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
511 Sex Pistols The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle(Cass, Album, Unofficial) DMC Records (6) 511 Thailand 1993 Sell This Version
V-2168, V2168 Sex Pistols The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle(LP, Comp) Virgin, Virgin V-2168, V2168 Scandinavia 1980 Sell This Version
R-8230-CD Sex Pistols The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle(CD, Album, MP) Ranwood Records, Inc R-8230-CD US 1986 Sell This Version

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monkeybytes

monkeybytes

September 29, 2018
The notes section states that 'Who killed Bambi' & 'Rock around the clock' are omitted from this release. 'Rock around the clock' is listed as track A2. The missing track is 'I wanna be me', I believe.
dazinleeds

dazinleeds

September 8, 2015
I have a version that I have not seen anywhere. It's I double vinyl album with who the who killed bambi image on the reverse which is surrounded by paper cuttings. Does anyone have any info on this?
I know that I purchased this myself in 1979.
john.noble.982292

john.noble.982292

June 27, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
This is the FIRST pressing of the soundtrack album to the film of the same name featuring a unique 23 tracks with a unique running order & unique disc labels. All other releases from 1979 have a totally different running order and track A1 with vocals, plus totally different labels with credits for when the tracks were recorded.