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Public Image Ltd.*Second Edition

Label:Island Records – 2WX 3288
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Post-Punk, Dub, Experimental

Tracklist

A1Albatross10:32
A2Memories5:06
B1Swan Lake4:12
B2Poptones7:46
B3Careering4:32
C1Socialist3:10
C2Graveyard3:07
C3The Suit3:31
D1Bad Baby4:30
D2No Birds4:42
D3Chant5:00
D4Radio 44:23
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"✶" in runouts indicate pressing from Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Los Angeles

©℗1979 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Made In U.S.A.
©1979 Nymph Music, Inc. (BMI)
(O.P. Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.)

Originally released in the UK as a limited edition 3x12" (45 RPM) titled Metal Box, which was packaged in a round metal box.

Warner Brothers in North America didn't want to pay for the extra packaging and triple vinyl, so it was changed to a 2x12" (33 RPM) in a standard gatefold sleeve, and the title changed to Second Edition. Virgin UK used this format & title for a reissue in early 1980 once the original Metal Box sold out.

"Swan Lake" was titled "Swan Lake (Death Disco)" on Metal Box, and is a slightly different version of the track "Death Disco" that was released as a single in June, 1979.

Although the album has a Warner Bros. catalog number, the album cover and labels use the Island logo.

Matrix notes: the "✶" and "STERLING" are stamped, the preceding matrix info is etched.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7599-23288-1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 0075992328814
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched, stamped. Variant 1): 2WX-1-3288 LW1 ✶ STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched, stamped. Variant 1): 2WX-2-3288 LW2 ✶ STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, etched, stamped. Variant 1): 2WX-3-3288 LW1 ✶ STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, etched, stamped. Variant 1): 2WX-4-3288 LW5 ✶ STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched, stamped. Variant 2): 2WX-1-3288 LW2. ✶ STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched, stamped. Variant 2): 2WX-2-3288 LW2. 1 ✶ STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, etched, stamped. Variant 2): 2WX-3-3288 LW3. 1 ✶✶ STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, etched, stamped. Variant 2): 2WX-4-3288 LW3. 2 ✶ STERLING
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Pressing Plant ID (Runouts):

Other Versions (5 of 83)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Second Edition (2×LP, Album, Gatefold)Island Records2WX 3288Canada1979
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Metal Box (3×12", 45 RPM, Album, Limited Edition, Box Set, )VirginMETAL 1UK1979
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Second Edition (Cassette, Album)Warner Bros. Records2W5 3288US1979
Recently Edited
Metal Box (Cassette, Album, Stereo, Grey Cassette w/ Corner Screws)VirginMBCAS 1UK1979
New Submission
Second Edition (2×LP, Album, Gatefold)VirginAVIL 212512Italy1979

Reviews

wellyeahbutstill's avatar
My copy of this album is etched as follows:

Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched, stamped): 2WX-1-3288 LW3 ✶ STERLING
Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched, stamped): 2WX-2-3288 LW1 ✶ STERLING
Matrix / Runout (Side C, etched, stamped): 2WX-3-3288 LW1 ✶ STERLING
Matrix / Runout (Side D, etched, stamped): 2WX-4-3288 LW5 ✶ STERLING
Nashstu's avatar
Nashstu
My copy with this version's Barcode and Matrix/Runout combo has "Promotional Copy / Not For Sale" gold stamp on front cover. Anyone else have that on their copy?
ceeewolf's avatar
ceeewolf
My copy of this album is etched as follows:
Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched, stamped): 2WX-1-3288 LW3 ✶ STERLING
Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched, stamped): 2WX-2-3288 LW1 ✶ STERLING
Matrix / Runout (Side C, etched, stamped): 2WX-3-3288 LW1 ✶ STERLING
Matrix / Runout (Side D, etched, stamped): 2WX-4-3288 LW3 ✶ STERLING