The Sex Pistols are re-issuing their once banned punk rock anthem God Save The Queen to celebrate the Queen’s upcoming platinum anniversary.
he punk group released their anti-authoritarian hit in 1977 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee and was banned by the BBC.
Despite this, the song reached number two in the UK Singles Chart. It’s the only time in chart history that a track has been listed with a blank title to avoid offense.
One of the most coveted records in history returns to the shelves. Get a limited edition reissue of A&M and Virgin God Save The Queen 7″ vinyl.
— Sex Pistols Official (@pistolsofficial) May 3, 2022
The band later promoted the record on their own anniversary cruise down the Thames, which ended with their arrest.
At the time the group was dropped from their record label A&M and the band released the single through Virgin after signing a new deal.
To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, 4,000 copies of the punk anthem will be reissued via Virgin, and 1,977 copies of the rare A&M version will also be available.
The A&M version will include a B-side to the original release “No Feelings”, while the Virgin edition will include “Did You No Wrong”.
Both versions will recreate original artwork, with the A&M edition including the generic company sleeve and pressed on silver and platinum vinyl, while the Virgin single will feature Sex Pistols artwork designed by Jamie Reid.
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