Bootleg!: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Recording Industry

Bootleg!: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Recording Industry

by Clinton Heylin

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Overview

An absorbing account of the record industry's worst nightmare.

In the summer of 1969, Great White Wonder, a collection of unreleased Bob Dylan recordings appeared in Los Angeles. It was the first rock bootleg and it spawned an entire industry dedicated to making unofficial recordings available to true fans.

Bootleg! tells the whole fascinating saga, from its underground infancy through the CD 'protection gap' era, when its legal status threatened the major labels' monopoly, to the explosion of trading via Napster and Gnutella on MP-3 files.

Clinton Heylin provides a highly readable account of the busts, the defeats and victories in court; the personalities – many interviewed for the first time for this book.

This classic history has now been updated and revised to include today's digital era and the emergence of a whole new bootleg culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857122179
Publisher: Music Sales Corporation
Publication date: 03/04/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 684,656
File size: 6 MB

Table of Contents

Prologue1
Introduction: A Boot By Any Other Name ...5
Part IArtifacts
1Prehistory: From The Bard To The Blues13
2The Custodians Of Vocal History22
3The First Great White Wonders32
4All Rights Reserved, All Wrongs Reversed55
5The Smokin' Pig71
6Going Underground81
7Vicki's Vinyl100
8White Cover Folks!111
9Anarchy In The UK126
10East/West138
11Real Cuts At Last161
12Complete Control176
13Eraserhead Can Rub You Out182
Part IIAudiophiles
14It Was More Than Twenty Years Ago ...195
15Some Ultra Rare Sweet Apple Trax204
16They Said It Couldn't be Done214
17It Was Less Than Twenty Years Ago ...227
18The Third Generation234
19The First Rays Of The New Rising Sun244
20The House That Apple Built251
21The Status Quo Re-established257
22Bringing It All Back Home267
23The Last Go Around284
24I Specialise299
25Perfectsoundforever317
26Roll Over, Bootleggers329
Glossary339
Bibliography341
Notes345
Acknowledgements357
Index359

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Loud_Librarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Since the beginning of time, music fanatics have attempted to collect, preserve and share (and sometimes profit from) 'rare' music,. This book documents the early attempts to make available these live recordings, alternate studio takes, and edited 'throwaways' of popular as well as as classical music. 'Bootleg' also discusses the legal history, and 'pirate' ethics of the characters involved in these somewhat 'illicit' activities. A fascinating history of this significant, yet misunderstood piece of the recording history...that continues into the 21'st century.