Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Best Bootlegs 2015-16


Over the first half of this year I have received many emails inquiring as to where the bootlegs documented on site can be found. This PDF booklet will point you in the right direction, the sites I use and importantly the web addresses that they can be found at.

“The 100 best bootlegs available via internet download over the last two years 2015-16” 

These have been carefully selected from the numerous bootlegs downloaded and listened to throughout 2015 and 2016 - these are the best. As you can imagine, it originally took some amount of time and effort to pull this all together. What to include and just as importantly what to leave out, has taken considerable thought and listening hours, enjoyable nonetheless. So if you are a fan of any of the sixty-six artists featured, then I can confidently state that you will definitely enjoy the bootlegs that have been selected. 



The PDF document comprises:
  • 66 pages A4
  • Word count 35,403
  • 100 bootleg images

Full details have been included for each bootleg such as:
  • Venue
  • Date of performance
  • Type of recording - soundboard, FM, from the audience, etc.
  • Lineage
  • Running time
  • Website address

These details should enable you to quickly locate any particular title of interest. I have not provided a sound quality rating as all are of sufficient high quality to rate around 5 out of 5, some are worthy of 5+ like the best official releases. Further details include:

  • Complete track listings
  • Track timings
  • Informative comments about each bootleg.
  • Index
  • Brief details of the ‘best of the rest’ - a further 33 titles

Included in the main body of the text are details of the 100 bootlegs and where to find them by the following artists:
  • RYAN ADAMS
  • BEATLES
  • BECK
  • BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE
  • BLONDIE
  • DAVID BOWIE (4)
  • CALEXICO (2)
  • COCTEAU TWINS (2)
  • LEONARD COHEN
  • CRAMPS (2)
  • CRANBERRIES
  • CREAM
  • THE CURE
  • DEXYS MIDNIGHT RUNNERS
  • BOB DYLAN
  • STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES (2)
  • ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN
  • THE FALL
  • FLEET FOXES
  • FLEETWOOD MAC (3)
  • RORY GALLAGHER (3)
  • GANG OF FOUR
  • DAVID GILMOUR (2)
  • GRATEFUL DEAD (2)
  • PJ HARVEY
  • THE JAM
  • JAPAN
  • KRAFTWERK (2)
  • LED ZEPPELIN
  • LAURA MARLING
  • CURTIS MAYFIELD
  • MAZZY STAR
  • MISTY IN ROOTS (2)
  • MOGWAI
  • NEW ORDER (3)
  • NIRVANA (2)
  • PEARL JAM (2)
  • TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS
  • PINK FLOYD
  • PIXIES (2)
  • POGUES
  • IGGY POP
  • QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE (2)
  • RADIOHEAD (3)
  • BONNIE RAITT
  • REM (3)
  • ROLLING STONES
  • SANTANA
  • SIMPLE MINDS
  • PATTI SMITH (2)
  • SMASHING PUMPKINS
  • SONIC YOUTH
  • SPARKLEHORSE
  • SPECIALS
  • BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
  • SUICIDE
  • DAVID SYLVIAN
  • TELEVISION (3)
  • THIN LIZZY
  • GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS (2)
  • TRIFFIDS
  • TOM VERLAINE (2)
  • TOM WAITS
  • LUCINDA WILLIAMS
  • THE WHO
  • NEIL YOUNG (5)

The 2015 and 2016 issues have been emailed separately previously. This is the first opportunity for other blog readers to get a copy of this invaluable document. If you would like a copy it's only £5 GBP via the donate button, you do not need a paypal account.
 


2 comments:

  1. A great document, well laid out, very informative--great work!

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    1. Many thanks KC.
      I'm sure you will find some absolute gems using the included info.

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