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)
Vocals – Malcolm McLaren
4:00
A2 Johnny B Goode
Written-By – C. Berry*
6:20
A3 Road Runner
Written-By – J. Richman*
A4 Black Arabs
Producer – M. Foote*Vocals – Black Arabs
4:45
A5 Anarchy In The UK 4:00
B1 Substitute
Written-By – P. Townshend*
3:25
B2 Don't Give Me No Lip Child
Written-By – Richards*, J. D. Thomas*
3:30
B3 (I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone
Written-By – Boyce/Hart*
3:05
B4 L'Anarchie Pour Le U.K.
Accordion [Uncredited] – Marcel AzzolaProducer – J. Davoust*Translated By – L. Brennon*Vocals – Jerzimy
3:25
B5 Einmal Belsen War Vortrefflich 2:10
B6 Einmal Belsen War Wirklich Vortrefflich 2:10
C1 Silly Thing 3:20
C2 My Way
Written-By – Francois*, Revaux*, Anka*
4:05
C3 I Wanna Be Me 3:03
C4 Something Else
Written-By – Cochran*, Sheeley*
3:25
C5 Rock Around The Clock
Written-By – D. E. Knight*, M. Freedman*
2:20
C6 Lonely Boy 3:30
C7 No One Is Innocent
Vocals – Ronnie Biggs
3:00
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 Friggin' In The Riggin'
Arranged By – Jones*Written-By – Trad.*
3:40
D5 You Need Hands
Vocals – Malcolm McLarenWritten-By – Irwin*
2:50
D6 Who Killed Bambi
Written-By – Ten Pole Tudor*, Vivienne Westwood
3:00

Credits

  • Artwork [Sleeve Concept], DesignJamie Reid, Trevor Key
  • Mastered ByPorky (5)
  • Photography [Photos From The Film] – John Tiberi, Heinz Zawodski, Bob Gruen, Trevor Key, June Myles-Kingston, Joe Stevens, Andrew Watson
  • ProducerGoodman* (tracks: A2, A3, A5 to B3, C3), Thraves* (tracks: A2, A3, A5 to B3), Cook* (tracks: A2, A3, A5 to B3, B6 to C2, C6 to D1, D3), Jones* (tracks: A2, A3, A5 to B3, B6 to C2, C4, C6 to D1, D3)
  • VocalsTen Pole Tudor* (tracks: C5, D6), Johnny Rotten (tracks: A2, A3, A5 to B3, B5, C3), Malcolm McLaren (tracks: A1, D5), Paul Cook (tracks: C1, D3), Ronnie Biggs (tracks: B6, C7), Sid Vicious (tracks: C2, C4, D1, D3), Steve Jones (2) (tracks: C6, D2 to D4)
  • Written-ByMatlock* (tracks: A1, A4, A5, B4, C3, D2,), Rotten* (tracks: A1, A4, A5, B4 to B6, C3, D2), Cook* (tracks: A1, A4, A5, B4 to C1, C3, C6, D2, D3), Biggs* (tracks: A4, C7), Vicious* (tracks: B5, B6), Jones* (tracks: A1, A4, A5, B4 to C1, C3, C6, C7, D2, D3)

Notes

This is the soundtrack album to the film of the same name, although not all tracks from the film are on the album. Not all the tracks on the album were featured in the final released version of the film either!

Production credits: Tracks A1, C5, D2, D4 to D6 "A Matrixbest Production". Track C3: Dave Goodman's full name used. Track C4: Steve Jones credited as S. Jones.

Track D3 also has vocals from "kids auditioning at Duchess Theatre June 1978".

All tracks recorded 1978 except: A2, A3, A5 to B3, C3 all recorded 1976.

The track listing on the sleeve is incorrect. This release came with a paper insert containing the correct tracklisting. The labels also contain the correct tracklisting and a message stating "Sorry about incorrect track listing on sleeve - It's another swindle!"

The timing of 6 minutes 20 is the total time for tracks A2 and A3.

℗1979 Virgin Records Ltd.
©Matrixbest Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Run Out Etching Side B): tone
  • Matrix / Runout (Run Out Etching Side D): A PORKY PRIME CUT
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): VD2510 A5 tone
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): VD2510 B3 tone-jim
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): VD2510 C4 tone
  • Matrix / Runout ((Also etched VD2500 amended to VD2510 then srcubbed out) Variant 1): VD2510 D10 tone
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 ): 08_VR_21090_1A_2 tone
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 08_VR_21090_2B_1 tone
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 08_VR_21091_1A_2 tone
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 08_VR_21091_1B_2 tone
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 Etched Side A): VD-2510 A-4 tone
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 Etched Side B): V✳D-2510 B-3 tone-jim
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 Etched Side C): V✳D-2510. C-3 tone
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 Etched Side D): V✳D-2510. D-3 tone
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 Etched Side A): VD.2510 -A5 tone
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 Etched Side B): VD-2510 -B.10 tone
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 Etched Side C): VD-2510 C-12 tone
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 Etched Side D): V✳D-2510. D-3 tone
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5 Etched Side A): VD.2510·A4 tone
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5 Etched Side B): VD·2510·B·4 tone
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5 Etched Side C): V*D.2510·C3 tone
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5 Etched Side D): VD·2510·D4 tone

Other Versions (5 of 140) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VD 2510 Sex Pistols The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle(2xLP, Album) Virgin VD 2510 UK 1979 Sell This Version
VD 2510 Sex Pistols The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle(2xLP, Album, RE) Virgin VD 2510 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
LA-259, LA-259 82.555 Sex Pistols The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle(LP, Album, Fir) Virgin, Virgin LA-259, LA-259 82.555 Mexico 1980 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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totallyvinyl

totallyvinyl

November 19, 2017
You don't say what the * is for in the run out matrices but in fact it is a crossed out 'B'-quite why the disc cutter read the cat # as VB is anybody's guess-after a heavy 'lunch' perhaps !? There would have been several master discs cut for the large initial pressing so that the shops had good quantity on day one of this much anticipated release so the variety of matrices should be no surprise.
ksdfjsldfj

ksdfjsldfj

June 15, 2012
Hi, my item is like the firt pressing but with the matrix numbers as real as posible:
Side A: VD.2510-A5 tone (hand engraved)
Side B: VD.2510-B-4 tone (hand engraved) 7(punching)
Side C: VD.2510 C-4 tone (hand engraved)
Side D: VD-2510-D-3 tone (hand engraved)
And With various stickers:
Cover up left: round pink sticker with "Includes the Smash Hits: - C'mon Every body Silly thing Something Else VD2510"
Cover up right: white and pink and yellow round sticker with "Sex Pistols Film Soundtrack fwaturing 21 new tracks vd2510"
Back cover up left: red and yellow square sticker with "Sex pistols the whole story! Sid Vicious Ronnie Biggs Johnny Rotten Paul Cook Steve Jones"
Can't find my item in the database, help!
jhuelga

jhuelga

December 12, 2010

Spanish edition .Virgin-Ariola eurodisc s.a. 300277- XD
oldjugbh4life

oldjugbh4life

November 15, 2009
I have this, the tracks are all the same. The only difference is inside the gatefold. On the right, lower side it list the songs in plain yellow type. Record labels are the same. VD 2510 also.