76-77

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Cat No: 725912

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Sex Pistols 76/77, features no less than 80 alternate versions of tracks recorded between May 1976 and Sept 1977 that would help form the legendary album NMTB’s.

The Sex Pistols as we know them, John, Paul, Steve and Glen, got together in the summer of 1975. It would be some 10 months before they first ventured into a recording studio with Chris Spedding, on May 15th 1976 at Majestic in London. Later that July they’d record first at Decibel and then at Riverside with Dave Goodman and subsequently at Landsdown and Wessex later that October. All these early recording sessions are included here, giving listeners the opportunity to hear just how the songs and the band’s sound evolved from the start.

During this period the band signed to EMI and also undertook sessions at their Manchester Square studio. Again these recordings are included on this set.

After issuing Anarchy In The UK, the adverse publicity around it and the band’s TV appearance (in place of Queen) on Bill Grundy’s ITV show on Dec 1st 1976,  EMI would drop them on Jan 6th1977. The band kept the record company advance of £40K and promptly got together again with Dave Goodman at Eden and Gooseberry studios and carried on recording. Glen would depart in February and be replaced by Sid Vicious.

They then signed to A&M on March 9th (£150K), re-staging the signing outside Buckingham Palace the following day for the press. A&M quickly began pressing the single God Save The Queen for a March 25th release. 25K units were created but on release day A&M announced they’d pulled the single and dropped the band and would destroy the records. Meanwhile the band kept £75K in compensation and recording sessions continued.

Friday the 13th…..lucky for some? On Friday May 13 they signed to Virgin records and would continue recording right up until Sept 1977, with NMTB’s being released the following month.

76/77 shows just how NMTB’s came to be. There was no luck, instead inspiration, creativity and hard graft.

CD1

  1. Problems
  2. Pretty Vacant
  3. No Feelings  (Take 1)
  4. No Feelings  (Unreleased Take 2)
  5. No Feelings  (Unreleased Take 3)
  6. Submission
  7. Seventeen
  8. Satellite
  9. I Wanna Be Me
  10. Pretty Vacant
  11. Arnarch In The UK
  12. No Feelings
  13. Anarchy Un The UK
  14. Substitue
  15. (Don’t Gove Me) No Lip
  16. (I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone
  17. Johnny B Goode
  18. Road Runner
  19. Watcha Gonna Do About It?
  20. Through My Eyes
  21. No Fun (Full 7 Minute Version)

CD2

  1. Anarchy In The UK  (Instrumental (Manchester Square backing track)) [Mike Thorne Machester Square Studio Session Dec 11th 1976]
  2. No Future (aka GSTQ) [Mike Thorne Machester Square Studio Session Dec 11th 1977]
  3. Liar [Mike Thorne Machester Square Studio Session Dec 11th 1978]
  4. Problems (Manchester Square Demos)) [Mike Thorne Machester Square Studio Session Dec 11th 1979]
  5. God Save The Queen  (Instrumental) [Mike Thorne Machester Square Studio Session Dec 11th 1980]
  6. Pretty Vacant  (Instrumental) [Mike Thorne Machester Square Studio Session Dec 11th 1981]
  7. No Feelings  (Instrumental (EMI backing tracks for TV)) [Mike Thorne Machester Square Studio Session Dec 11th 1982]
  8. New York [Dave Goodman Eden Studio Mixes January 28th 1977 (recorded at Gooseberry Studios Jan 1977)]
  9. Unlimited Edition (aka EMI) [Dave Goodman Eden Studio Mixes January 28th 1977 (recorded at Gooseberry Studios Jan 1977)]
  10. Liar [Dave Goodman Eden Studio Mixes January 28th 1977 (recorded at Gooseberry Studios Jan 1977)]
  11. Pretty Vacant  [Dave Goodman Eden Studio Mixes January 28th 1977 (recorded at Gooseberry Studios Jan 1977)]
  12. Problems [Dave Goodman Eden Studio Mixes January 28th 1977 (recorded at Gooseberry Studios Jan 1977)]
  13. No Future (aka GSTQ) [Dave Goodman Eden Studio Mixes January 28th 1977 (recorded at Gooseberry Studios Jan 1977)]
  14. God Save The Queen  (Unreleased Instrumental ) [Dave Goodman Eden Studio Mixes January 28th 1977 (recorded at Gooseberry Studios Jan 1977)]
  15. Pretty Vacant  [Dave Goodman Riverside Studio Mixes 31/5/77 (Recorded at Denmark Street July 1976 but mixed 1977)]
  16. Seventeen [Dave Goodman Riverside Studio Mixes 31/5/77 (Recorded at Denmark Street July 1976 but mixed 1977)]
  17. Satellite [Dave Goodman Riverside Studio Mixes 31/5/77 (Recorded at Denmark Street July 1976 but mixed 1977)]
  18. No Feelings  [Dave Goodman Riverside Studio Mixes 31/5/77 (Recorded at Denmark Street July 1976 but mixed 1977)]
  19. I Wanna Be Me [Dave Goodman Riverside Studio Mixes 31/5/77 (Recorded at Denmark Street July 1976 but mixed 1977)]
  20. Submission [Dave Goodman Riverside Studio Mixes 31/5/77 (Recorded at Denmark Street July 1976 but mixed 1977)]
  21. Anarchy In The UK  [Dave Goodman Riverside Studio Mixes 31/5/77 (Recorded at Denmark Street July 1976 but mixed 1977)]

CD3

  1. Anarchy In The UK (Wessex Studios Rejected version Oct. 1976) [Wessex Studio]
  2. Did You Know Wrong  (Alternative Vocal March 3rd 1977) [Wessex Studio]
  3. 17 (Alternative Vocal March April 21st 1977) [Wessex Studio]
  4. Satellite (Rough Mix April 22 1977) [Wessex Studio]
  5. Submission (Rough Mix April 22 1977) [Wessex Studio]
  6. Holidays In The Sun (Rough Mix April 22 1977) [Wessex Studio]
  7. EMI (Rough Mix April 22 1977) [Wessex Studio]
  8. 17 (Rough Mix May 16 1977) [Wessex Studio]
  9. Holidays In The Sun (Alterntive Mix June 11 1977) [Wessex Studio]
  10. Body  (Demo & The Banter June 11 1977) [Wessex Studio]
  11. Submission (Alternative Mix August 12 1977) [Wessex Studio]
  12. EMI (Outtake – March 3rd 1977 ) [Chris Thomas NMTB Sessions, Wessex Studios March – August 1977]
  13. God Save The Queen (Outtake – March 3rd 1977 ) [Chris Thomas NMTB Sessions, Wessex Studios March – August 1978]
  14. Bodies (Outtake – Instrumental June 18th 1977 ) [Chris Thomas NMTB Sessions, Wessex Studios March – August 1979]
  15. EMI (Outtake – August 12th 1977 ) [Chris Thomas NMTB Sessions, Wessex Studios March – August 1980]
  16. Satellite (Outtake – August 12th 1977 ) [Chris Thomas NMTB Sessions, Wessex Studios March – August 1981]
  17. Submission (Version 1 – Alternative Mix – August 12th 1977) [Chris Thomas NMTB Sessions, Wessex Studios March – August 1982]
  18. EMI  (Alternative Mix – April 22nd 1977) [Chris Thomas NMTB Sessions, Wessex Studios March – August 1983]
  19. Seventeen  (Alternative Mix – April 21st 1977) [Chris Thomas NMTB Sessions, Wessex Studios March – August 1984]
  20. No Feelings (Alternative Mix – April 14th 1977) [Chris Thomas NMTB Sessions, Wessex Studios March – August 1985]
  21. Submission (Version 2 – Alternative Mix – August 12th 1977) [Chris Thomas NMTB Sessions, Wessex Studios March – August 1986]
  22. Belson Was A Gas (Demo) [John Boogie Tiberi Denmark Street  Rehearsal Room, London, Sept 20th 1977]
  23. Belson Was A Gas (Demo 2) [John Boogie Tiberi Denmark Street  Rehearsal Room, London, Sept 20th 1978]

CD4

  1. Seventeen (Spunk Version) [Spunk – Bootleg – Bonus Disc]
  2. Satellite (Spunk Version) [Spunk – Bootleg – Bonus Disc]
  3. Feelings (aka No Feelings) (Spunk Version) [Spunk – Bootleg – Bonus Disc]
  4. Just Me (aka I Wanna Be Me) (Spunk Version) [Spunk – Bootleg – Bonus Disc]
  5. Submission (Spunk Version) [Spunk – Bootleg – Bonus Disc]
  6. Nookie (aka Anarchy In The UK (Spunk Version) [Spunk – Bootleg – Bonus Disc]
  7. No Future (aka God Save The Queen) (Spunk Version) [Spunk – Bootleg – Bonus Disc]
  8. Problems (Spunk Version) [Spunk – Bootleg – Bonus Disc]
  9. Lots Of Fun (aka Pretty Vacant) (Spunk Version) [Spunk – Bootleg – Bonus Disc]
  10. Liar (Spunk Version) [Spunk – Bootleg – Bonus Disc]
  11. Who Was It (aka EMI) (Spunk Version) [Spunk – Bootleg – Bonus Disc]
  12. New York (aka Looking For A Kiss) (Spunk Version) [Spunk – Bootleg – Bonus Disc]
  13. Anarchy In The UK (Denmark Street Demo July 76) (Spunk Version) [Spunk – Bootleg – Bonus Disc]
  14. Pretty Vacant (Denmark Street Demo July 76)  (Spunk Version) [Spunk – Bootleg – Bonus Disc]
  15. No Fun (Unedited Version) (Spunk Version [Spunk – Bootleg – Bonus Disc]

£46.79

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Genre

Punk

Released

24/09/21

Record Label

UMC
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