Sex Pistols Live ’76 CD box set out Today

Sex Pistols Live ’76 CD box set out Today

SEX PISTOLS – LIVE ‘76

4CD / 4LP / Digital (MFiT & Standard)

19th August 2016: The 4 CD version of the Live ’76 box set is released today (Friday August 19th) via Universal Music Catalogue, with the 4 LP vinyl edition following on Friday, September 16th.

The collection comprises four revolutionary live recordings – all officially sanctioned by the Sex Pistols and professionally mastered at Abbey Rd Studios and released in full for the first time.

 

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Disc 1: 4th June – 1976: Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester

Disc 2: 29th August – 1976: Screen on the Green, Islington

Disc 3: 17th September 1976: HM Prison, Chelmsford

Disc 4: 25th September – 1976: 76 Club, Burton on Trent

 

Disc one features the truly legendary Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester concert, which took place on 4th June, 1976, arguably one of the most important music concerts ever. Set up by Pete Shelley and Howard Devoto (who were inspired to form Buzzcocks after travelling to Welwyn Garden City to watch the Pistols), the show was witnessed by people including future Joy Division/New Order members, Morrissey, Mark E. Smith (The Fall) and Tony Wilson, the concert changed the course of music history, with the Pistols inspiring a generation of musical mavericks.

Closer to the band’s London roots, the second disc comprises the ‘Midnight Special’ concert, which was recorded on 29th August, 1976 at Screen on the Green, Islington – More widely known for its cult cinema screenings. This famous gig saw the Pistols supported by The Clash and Buzzcocks. Legend has it that journalists and record company staff attempting to gain entry were reported to have been barred entry.

Disc three is the live show that took place at Chelmsford Maximum Security Prison on 17th September 1976. Of the four recordings that make up this collection, this was the only one ‘officially’ recorded on 4 track ¼ inch tape, by the band’s live soundman Dave Goodman. Reportedly the idea of the band’s manager Malcolm McLaren, who claimed it was part of his strategy to have the band play more interesting, unusual non rock ‘n’ roll places, no doubt in an attempt to create controversy. John Rotten Lydon rose to the occasion by being his provocative best, as can be heard on the between songs banter.

The collection is completed with a concert that originally made its way around as a fans bootleg, recorded on 25th September – 1976: 76 Club, Burton on Trent. Officially released in full for the first time.

Sex Pistols – Live ’76 is the first time all four of these concerts have been collected together in sequence. It will be available on 4CD and 4LP sets (as well as digital download). It features related photographs and an original facsimile Sex Pistols Glitterbest press kit from the era.

The Sex Pistols are one of the most important British bands ever. Although they remain the band that defined punk (a term they still reject), they were also a great band who made great records. Considering they only released one album and four singles, their influence and legacy has reached every corner of the planet. Contrary to the myth of them not being able to play, they were fantastic rock’n’roll musicians, fronted by one of the most unique and distinctive-sounding frontmen ever, not to mention one of the most inspiring and greatest lyricists.

 

Vocals: John Rotten

Guitar: Steve Jones

Drums: Paul Cook

Bass: Glen Matlock

 

Sex Pistols – Live ’76 tracklists:

CD1

4th June – 1976: Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester

1. Did You No Wrong

2. No Lip

3. Seventeen

4. Stepping Stone

5. New York

6. Whatcha Gonna Do About It

7. Submission

8. Satellite

9. No Feelings

10. No Fun

11. Substitute

12. Pretty Vacant

13. Problems

CD2

29th August – 1976: Screen on the Green, Islington

1. Anarchy in the UK

2. I Wanna Be Me

3. Seventeen

4. New York

5. No Lip

6. Stepping Stone

7. Satellite

8. Submission

9. Liar

10. No Feelings

11. Substitute

12. Pretty Vacant

13. Problems

14. Did You No Wrong

15. No Fun

CD3

17th September 1976: HM Prison, Chelmsford

1. Anarchy in the UK (incomplete)

2. I Wanna Be Me

3. Seventeen

4. New York

5. No Lip

6. Stepping Stone

7. Satellite

8. Submission

9. Liar

10. No Feelings (incomplete)

11. Substitute

12. No Fun

13. Pretty Vacant

14. Problems

15. Anarchy in the UK (encore)

16. Did You Know Wrong

CD4

25th September – 1976: 76 Club, Burton on Trent

1. Anarchy In The UK

2. I Wanna Be Me

3. Seventeen

4. New York

5. No Lip

6. Stepping Stone

7. Satellite

8. Submission

9. Liar

10. Substitute

11. No Feelings

12. No Fun

13. Pretty Vacant

14. Problems

 

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