Elvis Vinyl Bootleg Book

A new website promises a giant book on Elvis' Vinyl Bootleg releases. The authors are very pleased to announce that they are on the final stretch, adding last minute information, doing corrections and a final proof reading that will lead us into graphical designing by September.

In April 2012 this most extensive, informative and hopefully also very enjoyable book, to be simply titled Bootleg Elvis, will be made available to all of you with an undying love for the good old (illicit) vinyl records of Elvis Presley.

All the covers are printed in full color! 1000+ pics of Elvis vinyl bootlegs over 500 pages. And over twenty stories from the original bootleggers telling how they made these original boots back in the 70s and 80s. 

Source: Elvis Information Network / Updated: Aug 4, 2011 
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I am Buffalo-Horn! (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 24, 2011report abuse
Sounds Great!!
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 5, 2011report abuse
Harvey is spot-on, these albums were a revalation in an era when RCA were putting out compilation albums with just one alternative take, knowing that the fans would still buy it. I find stories about the origins of these albums fascinating and to me, this book will be an essential purchase.
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 5, 2011report abuse
The original bootleg LPs from the '70s and early '80s are just as important to me as the official RCA releases. In lots of cases they were much better! 'The Dorsey Shows', the three 'Rockin' Rebels' and 'The Jailhouse Rock Sessions' were excellent releases and I wouldn't part with my copies for all the tea in China. 'Behind Closed Doors' was a milestone release and I'm really looking forward to reading about how the guys that put it out were able to get the tapes.
honeybum (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 5, 2011report abuse
Hi, I know I've thought about getting a bootleg DVD, But don't know how to do it, But vinyl I'am old enough to have most of his originals.
brunop (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 5, 2011report abuse
I have been collecting Elvis since late 50s and still colleceting...about boots I have to say that a new and up-dated book is welcome..as it is well welcome any book full of informations on the object we collect with passion & love..for istance I am willing to buy when out next Tunzi' Elvis session book, as well the new FTD book plus 2 cd.. Again about boot's ..value of them today for me it is not important..I have been buying them since the double LP..Hillbilly Cat Live..I paid then...50 dollars + shipping for a total of 65..I'll keep it along all the others ...and will be happy with them for all the coming years
Jerome (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 5, 2011report abuse
Indeed, I have waited for this for years.. Now it's too late..
Lefty (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 5, 2011report abuse
My first vinyl bootleg was the double LP Rockin' New Years Eve. It was fantastic! I'm glad that FTD got around to releasing it, and they did a good job. Yet there's something about the rarity of those old boots that made them really special. I bought that LP back in 1977. At that time there were six or seven RCA concert recordings, so it was a treat to have a nearly complete concert from 1976. The artwork was great. I'm going to buy the book because the bootleg market has fascinated me for all these years. How in the world did these guys get all this material? Of course, the LP I mentioned is an AR, but look at the stereo recordings we see on the import market these days. Somebody obviously has left the vault open at Sony.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 5, 2011report abuse
Tony C, I wholeheartedly second your observations. Like Steve V I also grew up with the bootleg albums. I still have them. Some time back I got an offer to sell them, but like you I feel these items have a sentimental value to me. And to sell them for a few bucks seemed useless anyway. It is exactly as Santa Claus stated in his second paragraph. I am personally not interested in the book, but maybe there are some people interested in it. Like everything that sees the light (and this website) it should be judged in accordance with quality etc. though I have to admit that stories about how the bootlegs saw the light must be interesting!
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 4, 2011report abuse
I grew up with the boots too but alas I have no interest in them anymore or the book. I sold them all over the years after the stuff became available on CD or LP from RCA.
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 4, 2011report abuse
I love my collection of vintage bootleg LPs, every one brings back memories of how I had to track them down. I could not care less how much they are worth, they are precious to me. Some people appear to find every Elvis subject boring these days and are surprised that others still have an interest in such things.
sunrecords56 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 4, 2011report abuse
Boot Legs had their time and were very much needed in the 70's but the CD's did away with that. I would like to see all the Bootleg wax material under one roof for the first time could be interesting reading and photo covers. The photo above of the Hillbilly Cat was the first one I know of with the Alternate Blue Moon of Kentucky and I dont care if the Sun Dont shine with the Breakdowns
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 4, 2011report abuse
Santa Claus -Ive been a fan since 1956, so I can assure you I am not young. Bootlegs had their time in the 70's & 80's and yes I was excited about certain releases at the time like Behind Closed Doors, The Dorsey Shows, Rockin Rebel, etc. But all this stuff has been released legally one way or another and these LPs have become meaningless to me. I have no interest in the book or the boots.
Santa Claus (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 4, 2011report abuse
This is written by the guy who made the first bootlegs and peaked his career with releases like 'Behind Closed Doors', 'The Legend Lives On' and all the other great titles by Audifon etc. ! He tells how he get the tapes and how these first bootlegs have been made.

dgirl: Thousands of collectors grew up with these LPs. Maybe you're too young to understand that. Today everything has a value and two weeks later it sells for half the price. That's the problem with the 'new generation'. Everything is available at any time. Collecting Elvis? It was a thing of years back then. It was lots of great and sometimes funny stories of hunting and saving up money for the next LP. Today it's one click and one DVD blank and you have Elvis complete. I feel sad for you.
Michael.W. (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 4, 2011report abuse
I will buy one for sure!love vinyl and vinyl bootlegs
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 4, 2011report abuse
Exactly 1982. This book would have been good in the 80's. Now, its an old topic and vinyl bootlegs have basically gone the way of the walkman. Try selling some on ebay. You wont get half of what you paid for them
marco31768 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 4, 2011report abuse
I love vynil bootlegs so I will buy this book for sure. The last great book like this is very old (1982); "Jailhouse rock".

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