This is Not a Love Song: CD Single


This is Not a Love Song / Blue Water / This is Not a Love Song (Remix) / Public Image

Release Date:
3" 6/88
5" ?/90

Label & Catalogue Number:
3" Virgin. CDT14
5" Virgin. CDF14

Running Time:
15:53 mins

Vox - John Lydon
Guitar / Bass - Keith Levene
Drums - Martin Atkins

Format Info:
Originally issued as a 3" CD; then re-issued as 5".
The 3" edition was issued in a cardboard sleeve, and the 5" in a plastic case. Both editions keep the original PiL logo artwork.

The 5" edition is often peddled as a German import, however it is a straight 5" re-issue of the 1988 3" version.

Track Info:
Tracks are the same as the original 12" version.

The 3" edition needed a plastic adaptor to play on some CD players. The format soon died out; hence the 5" reissue.

The sleeve still incorrectly states the studio as South Park, rather than Park South.


Produced by PiL & Bob Miller

Park South Studios, New York

Sleeve Design:

It was all very tongue-in-cheek. At the time, people were saying that that I'd joined big business and become a bourgeois shit. So I thought the best way of tackling this would be to pump out a song saying that's exactly what I am, tongue firmly in cheek. And that kind of stopped that nonsense, so it worked.
- John Lydon, Volume 3 CD/Book 1992

This is Not a Love Song
Blue Water

Public Image

Press Reviews:
Smash Hits, September 1983
(original single review, not CD)

3" Sleeve Front   3" Sleeve Back
3" Sleeve Front   3" Sleeve Back
3" Disc
3" Disc
5" Sleeve Front   5" Sleeve Back
5" Sleeve Front   5" Sleeve Back
5" Disc
5" Disc
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