Monday, April 16, 2012

April 16 - Bootleg Elvis

Five European collector's send out an announcement for their upcomming 'Bootleg Elvis!'  book. 
The announcement:
After many years of painstaking research, a group of five European mega-collectors have finished their work on the ultimate vinyl bootleg bible: Bootleg Elvis Now, in 2012, the time has come that this massive -640 pages- work of love and labor will be made available to all Elvis fans and music lovers worldwide. With more than 1200 color pictures, track listings, cross-references, matrix numbers, cover/label/vinyl/sound descriptions of about 1000 records on 480+ pages, this is the most in-depth work on Elvis vinyl bootlegs ever! This book will not only list and visualize every known Elvis bootleg record, but it will also list and show all known variations of each record. All records will be listed in several chapters, being:
  • 7-inch Singles
  • 7-inch Extended Play Albums
  • 10-inch Albums and 78 rpm Singles
  • 12-inch Long Play Albums and Maxi Singles
  • Interviews and Session Talks
  • Novelty and Tribute Bootlegged Records
  • Far Eastern Bootlegged Records
To top it off, there is an almost 65 pages description about the history of (Elvis) bootlegging, starting in 1901 up to today. There are about 70 pages of stories written by all the major bootleggers from the USA, Canada and Europe. They will tell you why they made their bootlegs, how they obtained their recordings, how they got their records and sleeves made and how they managed to sell their records without being caught. Read stories -first hand- about albums like Please Release Me (the first Elvis bootleg ever!) The Hillbilly Cat "Live", The '68 Comeback, Million Dollar Quartet, Loving You Recording Sessions, Welcome In Germany and many more. These are more than fascinating insider stories that were never known nor published before! 
All in all, this book gives you the most complete insight ever into the evolution of bootlegging Elvis. Even if you’re not a vinyl collector, this book is definitely a must-have!

(Source: e-mail)