Platinum Jubilee: The Sex Pistols reissue God Save The Queen Brighton News

The once banned punk rock anthem God Save The Queen was first released on the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977 and it was banned by the BBC.

The group announced plans for the re-release of the anti-authoritarian hit via Twitter.

The song originally reached number two on the UK charts and was the only time in chart history that a track was listed with an empty title to avoid offence.

The band then promoted the record on their own Jubilee boat trip down the Thames, which ended in their arrest.

At the time, the band was dropped by their A&M label and the band released the single through Virgin after signing a new contract.

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When will the Sex Pistols reissue God Save The Queen?

God Save The Queen was first published during the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977 and was banned by the BBC. Photo: PA

This year, to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, 4,000 copies of the punk anthem will be reissued by Virgin, and 1,977 copies of the rare A&M version will also be available.

The A&M version will include a B-side of the disc from the original No Feelings release, while the Virgin edition will contain Did You No Wrong.

Both releases will recreate original artwork, with the A&M edition featuring its generic sleeve and pressed on silver and platinum vinyl, while the Virgin single has Sex Pistols artwork designed by Jamie Reid.

Both singles were available for pre-order, with the Virgin edition already sold out. You can still pre-order the A&M version through the Sex Pistols website.

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This notice was published: 2022-05-03 17:03:17

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