Sex Pistols have announced that the band will release a very special version of Pretty Vacant as a limited edition vinyl 7” single on April 20th for UK Record Store Day.

The A-Side is a previously unreleased version of Pretty Vacant recorded live at the Hammersmith Apollo on 2nd September 2008.  Featuring a ‘Country & Western’ style intro it, as John Lydon says, “brings out the c*nt in country”.

The flip-side is a 1977 mono mix of Pretty Vacant which was only previously available on a rare American promo of the single.

The 3,500 limited edition, numbered 7”s come in a faithfully replicated version of the original American promo.

Pretty Vacant was originally released in July 1977 and was the third single taken from Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols.  Another masterpiece, the single, with its rallying cry ‘and we don’t care!’ swept the nation.

Universal Music
Originally Released:
20th April 2013
Pretty Vacant (country and western live 2008) Pretty Vacant (1977 mono mix)
Pretty Vacant Cook/Jones/Matlock/Rotten A-side: Pretty Vacant (country and western version) Produced by Chris Thomas Engineered by Pete Lewis Recorded live at Hammersmith Apollo on 2nd September 2008 Vocals: John Rotten Guitars: Steve Jones Bass: Glen Matlock Drums: Paul Cook B-side: Pretty Vacant (mono mix) Produced by Chris Thomas Engineered by Bill Price Recorded at Wessex Studios, London, 1977 Vocals: John Rotten Guitars & Bass: Steve Jones Drums: Paul Cook