In close conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the Sex Pistols' debut "Anarchy in the U.K.," the original Rizzoli publication of God Save Sex Pistols (out on October 11th) will also be released as two enhanced deluxe editions. Anthology Editions cofounder and author Johan Kugelberg, author Jon Savage and Sex Pistols archivist Glenn Terry have joined forces to compile a comprehensive visual history of the band.
The deluxe editions feature a first edition, 320-page hard cover book, a bondage-inspired 5 mm rubber-like slipcover, a companion book with rare press clippings and a silkscreened poster print of the Sex Pistols event, Screen on the Green. The deluxe edition will have a 2000 limited run.
The ultra deluxe edition has a run of 500 and houses additional silkscreen prints endorsed on cotton rag paper by artists Jamie Reid (whose artwork can be seen on Never Mind the Bollocks and Here's the Sex Pistols) and French street artist Zevs (who designed the slipcase), four new silkscreen prints designed by Anthology Editions, a handcrafted clamshell case, a tote bag and a custom safety pin metal display stand.
Both deluxe editions also feature manager Malcolm McLaren's handwritten letters, never-before-seen band photos, Reid's album artwork, concert tickets, fanzines, more than 300 color and black-and-white photos, and other memorabilia.
The tome is not the only Sex Pistols-related book planned in recent months. In May, Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones announced his autobiography, Lonely Boy, which is due out on January 10th.