Bootleg: The Secret History of the Other Recording Industry

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Macmillan, Jun 15, 1996 - Music - 441 pages
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In Bootleg: The Secret History of the Other Recording Industry, Clinton Heylin examines the entire modern history of this underground culture: from what defines a bootleg and its complex and protean legal status, to a full history of bootlegs' production and distribution, to what's contained on some of the most notorious bootlegs and how to find them. Along with many illustrations of the creative packages, this is the whole story of the $250 million industry that sustains itself on the great figures of rock music and their biggest admirers.

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BOOTLEG: The Secret History of the Other Recording Industry

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A ramshackle history that defends the dissemination of unauthorized rock records. The specific business Heylin (Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades, 1991, etc.) praises here is the illicit pressing and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Loud_Librarian - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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Clinton Heylin is the cofounder of Wanted Man, the British information office dedicated to studying Dylan's life and work. He is the author of Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades, From the Velvets to the Voidoids, and Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions 1960-1964 (SMP, 1995).

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