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Public Image*Public Image (First Issue)

Label:Virgin – V 2114, Virgin – V2114
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Post-Punk, New Wave, Dub

Tracklist

A1Theme9:05
A2Religion I1:40
A3Religion II5:40
A4Annalisa6:00
B1Public Image2:58
B2Low Life3:35
B3Attack2:55
B4Fodderstompf7:40
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Notes

Published by Warner Bros Music Ltd / Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd ℗ 1978 Virgin Records Ltd
Includes a hard card inner sleeve in colour featuring pictures. Designed to imitate a glossy magazine. Hence, 'First Issue'.
The sleeve credits state, "Public Image LTD would like to thank absolutely no body, thank you"
Title on the spine: "Public Image Ltd. / Public Image / Virgin Records V2114".

First catalogue number (V 2114) on labels.
Second catalogue number (V2114) on jacket.

Runouts are etched, with the following exceptions:
- Variant 10 (unknown symbol) looks like a tiny curved tilde, attached to a 2nd tilde, attached to a 1 with 2 dots on the right hand side.
- Variant 11 is etched, except for A on both sides, stamped sideways.
- Variant 12 is etched, except for 19 and A (Side A) and 2 and A (Side B), which are stamped sideways.
- Variant 13 is etched except the A on both sides, stamped sideways. The 4 in B 43 (side B) is scratched through.
- Variant 14 is etched except the A on both sides, stamped sideways. The 4 (after a on the side B) is scratched.
- Variant 15 is etched except the A on both sides, the last 4 on side A, and the 9 on side B, all stamped sideways. The OR on side A is etched very faintly.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): V 2114-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): V 2114-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 1): V-2114-A4̸̸ 3 4—PIL +
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 1): V-2114-B6 6 PIL +
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 2): V-2114-A4̸̸ 3 4—PiL +
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 2): V-2114-B4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 3): V-2114+A 4 3-PiL + THIS SIDE +
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 3): V-2114 B43 4-PiL +
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 4): V-2114-A4̸̸ 3 4—PIL +
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 4): V-2114 B2E
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 5): V-2114-A4̸ 3 4—PIL + 12 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 5): V-2114+B4 3PiL— + THAT SIDE+ A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 6): V-2114-11 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 6): V-2114-B4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 7): V-2114•A•2E 4 ✓ A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 7): V-2114•B•2E 1 12 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 8): V-2114-A 2E C1 L A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 8): V-2114+B4 C1 3PiL- + THAT SIDE+
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 9): V-2114-A 2E Δ L A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 9): V-2114-B4 5 PIL + A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 10): V 2114 B4 (unknown symbol) 4-PIL + A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 10): V-2114-A 4̸̸ 3 4-PiL + A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 11): V 2114 11 6 3 6 PIL + A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 11): V-2114-B-2E 1 5 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 12): V-2114-A ̶4̶3 4-PiL + 19 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 12): V-2114-B-5 5 PiL + 2 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 13): V-2114+A 4 A 3-PIL. † THIS SIDE +
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 13): V-2114-B 4̶3 A + 4-PIL †
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 14): V-2114-A4 3 4—PIL + A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 14): V 2114 B4 (unknown symbol) 4-PIL + A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 15): V2114+A 4 OR 4 A 3-PIL. + THIS SIDE +
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 15): V-2114.B.2E 1 9 A

Other Versions (5 of 88)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Public Image (First Issue) (LP, Album)Virgin, Virgin200 301, 200 301-320Germany1978
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Public Image (First Issue) (LP, Album)Virgin200301Netherlands1978
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Public Image (First Issue) (LP, Album)VirginVV-33015VPortugal1978
Public Image (First Issue) (LP, Album)Virgin, VirginV2114, V 2114New Zealand1978
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Public Image (First Issue) (Cassette, Album, Stereo)VirginTCV 2114UK1978

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Reviews

  • brooksayola's avatar
    brooksayola
    Everything about this submission is my copy EXCEPT the runouts. There are no submissions with my runouts, or showing the large twice folded Virgin marketing poster included in mine. Does mine need it's own submission?
    Side 1: V 2114 A-9U-1-2-1 GTEN
    Side 2: V 2114 B-7U-1-1-1
    • b1ll1's avatar
      b1ll1
      I don't mean this as a criticism - in what way is this a 'dub' record?
      • Andrew_Lawson's avatar
        Andrew_Lawson
        Edited 3 years ago
        What a shame this never got to even have a legitimate chance in the United States back when it first came out because this record shook the rest of the world and it would've shook the states as well.
        • liamkeane's avatar
          liamkeane
          This record is one of the most groundbreaking albums I've ever heard. It's brilliant.
          • slamx's avatar
            slamx
            This album affects me like very few have. It is brilliant groundbreaking music. Think what you will of Lydon but with when he hooked up with Wobble and Keith something new entered the world. And it was good.
            • Crijevo's avatar
              Crijevo
              A record that annoys to death at first but then you suddenly start to love it. PiL themselves were taking the piss, but sometimes taking the piss results in amazing things - "Public Image First Issue" being one such example. Have it!
              • bringgeld's avatar
                bringgeld
                i would highly recommend buying this vinyl. the quality of the pressing even though thin vinyl is incredible, get a good stereo system, you will not be disappointed

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