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Got a favourite bootleg?
30 January 2013
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Ok, that's it! I've tried to figure it out, but I don't get it at all! WHAT IS A BOOTLEG?!

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30 January 2013
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BBCSessions1963 said
Recently downloaded some home demos of "throwaway songs" off of several bootlegs cd's I own such as I'm In Love and the demo for If I Fell. Also downloaded songs from the Let It Be Sessions. Out of these my favorite has to be John's demo of If I Fell. It's just so wonderful. I also bought the 1993 issue of The Great Dane Complete BBC Sessions off of eBay

Should be noted, there's some argument over Lennon's I'm In Love. Some think early 60s, others think early 70s. My favourite early 60s Lennon demo is the May 1963 Bad to Me.

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30 January 2013
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Egroeg Evoli said
Ok, that's it! I've tried to figure it out, but I don't get it at all! WHAT IS A BOOTLEG?!

A bootleg is a collection of (usually) unofficially released material - such as live shows or studio outtakes. In a few cases it can be the rejigging of officially released material. A pirate is a straight copy of released material in an attempt to fool the purchaser they are getting official product.

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30 January 2013
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mja6758 said

Egroeg Evoli said
Ok, that's it! I've tried to figure it out, but I don't get it at all! WHAT IS A BOOTLEG?!

A bootleg is a collection of (usually) unofficially released material - such as live shows or studio outtakes. In a few cases it can be the rejigging of officially released material. A pirate is a straight copy of released material in an attempt to fool the purchaser they are getting official product.

 

Ohhhhh... okay. Thanks! :D apple01

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16 July 2013
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*bump!*

 

Today I started listening to the 50-disc (!) Purple Chick "Deluxe" series of CDs.  They're all available through torrents, and I own endless copies of all the official material, so I think I get a moral pass on this.

I've burned about 30 of the discs so far and just started listening to the 'Please Please Me' experience.

I can't even express how immersive this collection is.  This is exactly what the Beatles catalogue demands for the hard-core collector.  Everything up to 'Revolver' is (mostly) a 3-disc set, chronologically arranged, comprising stereo/mono versions, singles, alternate mixes and sessions.

The sets get bigger from 'Sgt. Pepper' on, and 'The White Album' even gets a full 12 discs of quality material.

 

It's been years, quite literally, since I first traded bootlegs through the mail.  I haven't listened to many of the session recordings in a long time, and with older and more mature ears this stuff is just magical.

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22 July 2013
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Here's a prime example of how the 2009 remasters could have presented the catalogue in a better context.  Note the tracklisting for 'A Hard Day's Night' (it wouldn't imbed, so you have to click it:

http://www.bootlegzone.com/sca.....scid=56546

The album, the 'Long Tall Sally' EP and the 2 German singles.  Now THAT is how you do it.  It puts easily lost-in-the-shuffle tracks like "I Call Your Name" back in their proper context alongside the other non-album singles.  Brilliant.

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16 February 2014
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I haven't read this entire thread yet (but you bet I will!), but a search revealed no hits on 'black album'.  So how come no mention of the Black Album.  I think the only result I got googling it was one brand new reseller had a copy for 249usd.  I have an electronic copy.  This boot has a lot of rehearsal tapes (notably, one of She Came In Through The Bathroom Window where Paul (?) sings and John sings a retort to almost every line lol, and a pretty clean version of Across The Universe and a really neat rehearsal of 2 of Us, probably near the final take.  Anyone know about this bootleg?  Is it a taboo subject here?  I could hardly believe I'm the first in here to have heard of it, after reading these posts.

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16 February 2014
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I know the Black Album well. It was a (in its first version) 1981 version of the 1970s Sweet Apple Trax, collapsed down, and slightly edited. I think it doesn't get too much mention because there are old fogey's (which we would both be counted as I think) whose early bootlegs were on vinyl and we had record players. Sweet Apple Trax and the Black Album featured recordings from January 1969, the "Get Back" sessions. More tapes emerged, and in better quality. So many more appeared during the 90s and noughties, that there is now a 78-disc version. So the Black Album isn't forgotten, just remembered as a stepping stone!

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13 April 2014
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i Like The Get Back Sessions of Purple Chick, That Bootleg,@ledzepfilm And @Onebeatlemaniac have it

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13 April 2014
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The only bootleg I have is a Get Back sessions bootleg. No idea of its title. It has "No Pakistanis," "Mama You've Been On My Mind," "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window" ("Tuesday... Tuesday looking for Paul... Tuesday speaking"), "Commonwealth," "House of the Rising Sun," "Let It Be" with Paul singing the chords, and a few others.

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13 April 2014
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I like this series (seventeen discs in total):

 

This series is pretty great, too (seven discs in total) :

 

Also, even though most of the recordings on this were later released (often in edited-down form) on Anthology, the Unsurpassed Masters series is a good set of bootlegs to have.  Seven discs in total.

 

This is a pretty good one, too (make sure to get the Upgraded For 2004 version).  I think that it's eleven discs in total.

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13 April 2014
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I practically have every Beatle Purple Chick album as these compile mostly everything that is available of The Beatles, from their first recordings as The Quarrymen, to the Star-Club album, Christmas Records, Sheridan & Decca and from Please Please Me up to Abbey Road, as well the live concerts and the BBC sessions and the A/B Road. Unfortunately, when I first downloaded them (way back in 2009) I converted them from FLAC to 320 Kbps MP3 because I couldn't play FLAC files, but now that I remaster everything of The Beatles, I search for the highest quality sources available, and I am so glad that I could found torrents of the albums and the A/B Road In FLAC. Now I found also the ''Back To Basics'' in FLAC too, to complement some of the material that Purple Chick ones don't have.

I also have Artifacts I & II which have demos of the Beatles songs not available anywhere else, as well Ebbetts Blue Box & MSFL series which are probably around the official highest sound quality sources of original Beatles material.

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13 April 2014
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There have been upgrades to the BBC material which makes the Purple Chick set a little outdated now but all of the BBC bootleg sets suffer due to the upgrades that Apple's On Air volumes included; a new fan collection will no doubt be out soon. An upgraded Please Please Me sessions set has already been put out utilising the superior sources the official bootleg had as has one collecting together the best sources for the From Me To You/Thank You Girl/One After 909 recording sessions.

I don't keep bootleg series until they offer something unique although if a noticeable one appears i wil grab the FLAC's as I lost all of my FLAC files when the external back-up died a death.

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13 April 2014
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That's true mmm, that is why I also have official material such as Anthology, both BBC albums and the 1963 Bootleg Recordings as well. I also have the Rock Band multitracks whose quality and content vary on every song and the mixing is different at times than from the used one in the album.

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13 April 2014
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I do like bootlegs, but not really the Beatles ones - slightly different variations of songs I already have are not my thing.  My favourite bootlegs are from Neil Young and Bob Dylan where there are dozens of awesome unreleased songs available - and also some of Mike Oldfield's boots are pretty amazing.

13 April 2014
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I have collected also the Unsurpassed Masters of The Beach Boys. So much material as The Beatles too, though it only reaches up to the 60's albums, but that's enough for me as I am not fan of their 70's and onward material. Sure, there are great songs too indeed, but they're nothing like their golden 60's era.

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15 April 2014
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The only Beatles bootleg I have is The Esher Demos which is a collection of the White Album demos recorded at George and John's houses. It's not the most interesting, but it's OK.

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15 April 2014
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IveJustSeenAFaceo said
The only Beatles bootleg I have is The Esher Demos which is a collection of the White Album demos recorded at George and John's houses. It's not the most interesting, but it's OK.

Those are great acoustic demos as a good number are of what became the more rockier tracks on the White Album like Back In The USSR, Yer Blues, Revolution (well the single version was heavier, the album cut more relaxed) and even Not Guilty (George released Not Gulity in the softer acoustic manner on his namesake release in 1979). We really should have a complete release of those instead of the handful on Anthology 3.  

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I found a site that has a bunch of shows from last year's Out There tour available for download. Since I don't want 10 copies of what's pretty much the same setlist, I want to download one. Which ones have anyone heard were good? I know @DrBeatle went to the Boston show and he said that was good, so that's a frontrunner. Any other ones that were supposedly really good?

It's got:

Belo Horizante, Vienna, Orlando, Milwaukee, Tulsa, Boston, Austin, Boston, New York, Manchester, Washington, and Indianapolis.

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IveJustSeenAFaceo said
I found a site that has a bunch of shows from last year's Out There tour available for download. Since I don't want 10 copies of what's pretty much the same setlist, I want to download one. Which ones have anyone heard were good? I know @DrBeatle went to the Boston show and he said that was good, so that's a frontrunner. Any other ones that were supposedly really good?

It's got:

Belo Horizante, Vienna, Orlando, Milwaukee, Tulsa, Boston, Austin, Boston, New York, Manchester, Washington, and Indianapolis.

Too bad they don't have Outside Lands, since that was amazing.

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