Sex Pistols / The Original Recordings

New compilation on CD, vinyl and cassette

Universal Music Catalogue (UMC) will issue The Original Recordings, a new Sex Pistols compilation, in May.

The ‘best of’ ties in with Danny Boyle’s dramatisation Pistol, which is based on Steve Jones’s memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol and comes to Hulu/Disney+ on 31 May, four days after The Original Recordings is released.

Pistol has of course already proved very controversial, with drummer Paul Cook and guitarist Steve Jones having to sue John Lydon in order to allow Boyle the right to use the Sex Pistols music. Lydon lost the case, with the judge ruling that Jones and Cook were allowed to overrule him using a majority rule which was part of a longstanding band agreement.

The Original Recordings issued on CD, vinyl and cassette. Their are five tapes with different cover designs (click image to enlarge)

The forthcoming compilation features 20 of the Sex Pistol’s recordings from 1976 to 1978, including ‘Anarchy In The UK’, ‘God Save The Queen’, ‘Pretty Vacant’ and ‘Holidays In The Sun’. It also features some B-sides and ends with Sid Vicious’ attempt at ‘My Way’ from The Great Rock & Roll Swindle soundtrack album.

It will be released on CD, double black vinyl with five (count ’em) cassettes available via D2C (direct-to-consumer) channels. There are also two different coloured vinyl editions (green and yellow).

The Original Recordings will be released on 27 May 2022.


The Original Recordings Sex Pistols /

      1. Pretty Vacant
      2. God Save The Queen
      3. Bodies
      4. No Feelings
      5. I Wanna Be Me
      6. Anarchy In The UK
      7. Submission
      8. No Fun
      9. (I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone
      10. Holidays In The Sun
      11. New York
      12. Problems
      13. Lonely Boy
      14. Silly Thing
      15. Something Else
      16. C’Mon Everybody
      17. Satellite
      18. Did You No Wrong
      19. Substitute
      20. My Way

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