Sex Pistols - The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle
Official France Release 12" Issued in 1979 ( 930101/02 )
Very Rare - 1st Barclay Press !
Matrix / Runout (Etched in runout groove Side A): VIL 12086-A 2-11-77
Matrix / Runout (Etched in runout groove Side B): VIL 12086-B 2-11-77
Sleeve is in Excellent Condition.
Vinyl are both in Near Mint/Mint Condition (rare to find in this condition).
French 1st pressing most notable for having unique pink and yellow labels and different artwork on the sleeve reverse featuring newspaper cuttings.
The track listing on the inside of the sleeve bears no relation to the order of songs on the records and also includes an unusual message stating 'All Johnny Rotten recordings except Bensen (sic) Was A Gas' was recorded in 1976'.
There is no obvious differentiatation between the records other than the colour of the labels and the slightly different catalogue number printed on each one. Both discs have '1', 'Face A' and 'Face B' on the text label and '2' printed on the picture label.
Unlike every other release there is no distinct A,B,C,D sides!
Even more strange is the inclusion of Ten Pole Tudor's name underneath the listing for side 3.
The sleeve states (in bad English) "All Johnny Rotten recording except Belsen Was A Gas was recorded in 1976."
The track listing design on the inside gatefold was unique to the French Barclay pressing.
Lettering on the spine is in red (as first Uk press).