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Sex Pistols – Announce: God Save The Queen to be re-released

SEX PISTOLS
 

Announce re-release of era defining single 

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN


A Jubilee Treat for music fans

Limited Edition Released in 2 Versions – A&M and Virgin

RELEASED: 27th May on UMC

When the Sex Pistols made their definitive statement during the Queen’s Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1977 with the incendiary single ‘God Save The Queen’, they produced a manifesto that threatened and delighted in equal measure.  
 

Now, as the nation prepares for another Jubilee, the single is back.


 

It had been a struggle.  Dropped by their record label A&M in the midst of controversy after just 6 days, the label destroyed 25,000 copies of the record, making the handful of copies remaining, ultra rare collectibles.  In honour of this, just 1,977 copies of the re-released A&M version will be available.
 

The band then signed to Virgin and officially released the single, which was banned by the BBC and reached Number 1 on the UK’s NME chart, but appeared at Number 2 on the Official UK Singles chart, leading to accusations that the song was purposely kept off the top spot. For the only time in chart history, the track was listed as a blank, to avoid offence to the establishment.


4,000 copies of the Virgin re-release will be on sale to fans.

Both versions recreate original artwork, with the A&M edition featuring its generic company sleeve and pressed on silver/platinum vinyl.  The Virgin single has the absolutely iconic Sex Pistols artwork designed by Jamie Reid (© Sex Pistols Residuals).


The B sides also reflect the original releases with ‘No Feeling’ for A&M,’ and Did You No Wrong’ for Virgin.

Formats:

7” 1 – Virgin Version (4,000 copies)

A/ God Save The Queen 

B/ Did You No Wrong 


7″ 2 – A&M Version – (1977 copies)

A/ God Save The Queen 

B/ No Feeling

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Martin is a founding member of Patchchord News and is Director & Editor-in-Chief for PCN Magazine / Patchchord News Martin also is a Freelance Photographer and lives in the Scottish Borders Scotland. Martin also specialises in Commercial Photography in Music & Events, Sports and Portrait Photography and Video. Also the Official Photographer for Football Club Maybole Juniors.
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