Sunday, 22 January 2023

Bootlegs of the Year 2015-2022

7th & Final Edition including 2022

 


This document was first compiled in 2015 after receiving numerous emails, enquiring as to where bootlegs #1-100 posted on site, could be found. (many of the links were lost in 2016, see Downloads box on top right-hand side panel). 
 
This is the latest, the seventh and final edition of 'Bootlegs of the Year'. It incorporates a further fifty-eight boots downloaded during the last twenty-four months.
 
This seventh edition now includes 332 bootlegs, the best I have downloaded since 2015. The 178-page book will point you in the right direction, in finding the sites I have used and most importantly the web addresses where they can be located. 
Although it concentrates on the best bootlegs I have downloaded in the last eight years, the same websites and addresses noted in the book are where the majority of the bootlegs in the 100 Greatest listing, originated from. The posts #1 to #100 were mostly made from downloads prior to 2015. 
 
To sum up, it includes the best bootlegs I have downloaded in the preceding years, 2015 to 2022. Having discarded numerous titles, these are the best from that time frame.

I have not provided a sound quality rating as virtually all are of sufficient high quality to rate around 5 out of 5, some are worthy of 5+ like the best official releases.

As you can imagine, it took some 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 artists featured, then I can confidently state that you will definitely enjoy the bootlegs that have been chosen.
 
If you would like a copy of this document, it's only £5 GBP via the donate button (see the top right-hand bar - above blog archive). You do not need a paypal account.
 
Included in the main body of the text of the document are details of the 332 bootlegs downloaded, and where to find them by the following artists:                 
 
8 years - 177 different artists

RYAN ADAMS
THE AFGHAN WHIGS
ARCADE FIRE (3)

ARCTIC MONKEYS
ASWAD
THE AVALANCHES
THE BAND
BEASTIE BOYS

BEATLES (2)
BECK (2)
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND
BELLE & SEBASTIAN
BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE (3)
BJORK
BLACK KEYS
BLONDIE
THE BLUE NILE
BLUR
JOE BONAMASSA (4)
DAVID BOWIE (6)
BROADCAST (3)
BUCKINGHAM NICKS
BYRDS
CALEXICO (4)

CALEXICO / IRON & WINE
CAN
JOHNNY CASH
CAT POWER (3)
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS (5)
THE CHURCH
THE CLASH (2)

COCTEAU TWINS (2)
LEONARD COHEN (2)
LLOYD COLE / THE COMMOTIONS (2)

RY COODER
ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS (3)
CRAMPS (2)
CRANBERRIES
CREAM 
THE CURE (3)
DEAD CAN DANCE (2)
DELTA 5
DEPECHE MODE
DEREK & THE DOMINOS

DEXYS MIDNIGHT RUNNERS
DJ DANGERMOUSE

BOB DYLAN (4)
EAGLES
STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES (3)
ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN (2)
ELECTRAFIXION
EURYTHMICS
EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL
THE FALL
ALI FARKA TOURE & RY COODER
FEEDER
FELT
THE FLAMING LIPS
FLEET FOXES
FLEETWOOD MAC (5)
FONTAINES DC
RORY GALLAGHER (4)
GANG OF FOUR (2)
GENESIS (2)
BETH GIBBONS & RUSTIN MAN
RHIANNON GIDDENS
DAVID GILMOUR (2)
GRATEFUL DEAD (2)
GUNS 'N' ROSES
PJ HARVEY (2)
INXS

JANE'S ADDICTION
JIMI HENDRIX (3)
THE JAM
JAPAN (2)
THE JESUS & MARY CHAIN (2)
RICKIE LEE JONES
JONI MITCHELL (2)

THE KILLS
KRAFTWERK (5)
LAMBCHOP (2)
LED ZEPPELIN (8)
THE LEMONHEADS
LENNY KRAVITZ
LINTON KWESI JOHNSON (2)

LONE JUSTICE
MANIC STREET PREACHERS
BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS (4)
LAURA MARLING
MASSIVE ATTACK
CURTIS MAYFIELD (2)
MAZZY STAR (2)
JOHN MELLENCAMP
MISTY IN ROOTS (3)
JONI MITCHELL
MOGWAI 
THE NATIONAL (3)
NEW BOHEMIANS (WITH EDIE BRICKELL)
NEW ORDER (12)
STEVIE NICKS
NINE INCH NAILS
NIRVANA (3)
GARY NUMAN
OASIS
THE OFFSPRING
ORBITAL
OUTCASTS
PAVEMENT
PEARL JAM (4)
PENTANGLE
LEE PERRY & V/A
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS (5)
PIL (2)
PINK FLOYD (2)
PIXIES (2)
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
ROBERT PLANT (4)
POGUES
THE POLICE (3)
IGGY POP
PRIMAL SCREAM (2)
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE (2)
RADIOHEAD (7)
BONNIE RAITT
LOU REED
REM (4)
DAVID RODIGAN'S REGGAE SHOW: PRINCE BUSTER

ROLLING STONES (2)
RUSH
SADE
SANTANA
SCIENTIST
SEBADOH
THE SHINS (2)
SIMPLE MINDS (2)
SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES
THE SLITS
SMASHING PUMPKINS
ELLIOTT SMITH
PATTI SMITH (2)
SONIC YOUTH (3)
SPARKLEHORSE
SPARKS
SPECIALS
SPIRITUALIZED (2)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
STEELY DAN
STING (2)
THE STRANGLERS
 
THE STROKES (2)
JOE STRUMMER & THE MESCALEROS
SUICIDE
DAVID SYLVIAN & ROBERT FRIPP
TALKING HEADS

TEARDROP EXPLODES (2)
TELEVISION (4)
THIN LIZZY
GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS (2)
TINARIWEN      
TRIFFIDS
UNDERWORLD (2)
VARIOUS ARTISTS (3)
LAURA VEIRS
TOM VERLAINE (4)
THE VERVE (2)
WAH! HEAT
TOM WAITS 
THE WATERBOYS (2)
JACK WHITE
THE WHO
LUCINDA WILLIAMS (2)
X

THE YARDBIRDS
YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS (2)
NEIL YOUNG (11) 
 


The PDF document comprises:
  • 178 pages A4
  • Word count 108,343
  • 332 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
  • Complete track listings
  • Track timings
  • Informative comments about each bootleg
  • Index

      If you would like a copy of this document, it's only £5 GBP via the donate button, you do not require a paypal account.

      An audio sampler is available on a preceding post: Bootleg Promo. The selected tracks are from bootlegs that never made the cut for the final document, but they will give you an idea of the sound quality I look for.

      page samples above
       
       

      14 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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      2. Thanks so much for this awesome work.

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        1. Hi IM,
          If you look at the bottom of the post, just after the list of artists included. Cheers

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      4. how to purchase?

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        1. Hit the donate button on the top right-hand bar, cheers.

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      5. I have donate £5 GBP, do I have to send you email, or you can see it from comment?
        All the best, great site

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        1. Many thanks Peramitic. Check your email inbox, any problems get back to me.

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      6. Hi. I just donated. Looking forward to receiving Bootlegs of the Year. Cheers. Simon

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        1. Many thanks Simon. Hope you are enjoying the document and additional links enclosed.
          Much appreciated.

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      7. WOW!! I can't believe I just stumbled onto your blog -- you are providing an essential service to humankind. So many of my favorite artists, so many I don't know much about but will. And LIVE. THANKS!! (You do have to choose better Grateful Dead stuff, but that's a minor minor quibble.)

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        1. Enjoy, Avi. If you want to give your recommendations for the Dead, then feel free.
          I can link them to Archive.org if they are available there.

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