A guide through bootleg releases

Only listed on this page are commercial bootlegs. No homemade records like CD-R for example.
Please note, bootleg records have nothing to do with pirate/counterfeit records.
Difference is quite simple: bootleg records contain unreleased & unofficial material (concert recordings, TV/Radio performances, rare studio takes, demos...)
when pirate/counterfeit records contain official material coming from official records of the band.

Although illegal to produce, commercial bootlegs are professionally pressed. So how do manufacturers do? That is the question...
Anyways having bootlegs in your collection is not illegal. For bootlegs, laws are pretty much universal although they do somewhat vary from country to country.
Here's what the law says for USA (US Code 17, Section 1101):
1. IT IS NOT illegal to own bootlegs. US Code does not prohibit the ownership of any live recording even if it does infringe the copyright-holder's rights.
2. IT IS illegal to sell bootlegs. US Government will seize shipments of bootlegs intended for sale in the US.
3. IT IS NOT illegal to purchase bootlegs... as this is not mentioned anywhere in the US Law.

Click on a title below (when clickable) to see more details. More detailed titles coming later.

Bootleg Releases

AB | C | D | F | G | I | L | O | P | R | S | T | U | W | Y

A

Title Label Format Description
A Gathering of Promises Bugsy Records 1-CD KROQ Acoustic Xmas 1993
A Very Nice Day ? 1-CD Nice 2000
Absolutely Acoustic Blue Moon Records 1-CD MTV Unplugged 1995  +  Fleadh Festival 1994
Accoustic Synergy 1-CD MTV Unplugged 1995  +  Fleadh Festival 1994
Acoustic CRSFCD 1-CD Live X Session 1994 +Newcastle 1994 +Pavarotti & Friends 1995 +Utrecht 1995
Angelic Lament Empire Records 1-CD MTV Unplugged 1995  +  KROQ Acoustic Xmas 1994
Argue This Foam Head 1-CD Toronto 1996  +  Live in the USA 1994
Arrogance Hawk 1-CD Milton Keynes 1995  +  Fleadh Festival 1994
AVO Session Basel ? 1-DVD Basel 2007

 


B

Title Label Format Description
Be With You Synergy 1-CD Milton Keynes 1995  +  John Peel Show 1992  +  KROQ Acoustic Xmas 1993
Blood Strawberries Last Bootleg records 1-CD KROQ Acoustic Xmas 1993
Bourges 2002 Premium 1-CD Le Printemps de Bourges 2002

 


C

Title Label Format Description
Coming Back To My Family Red Line 1-CD Dublin 1993
Coming Back To My Family Live Storm 1-CD Dublin 1993
Coming Back To My Family Rock Adventure 1-CD Dublin 1993

 


D

Title label Format Description
Dreaming KTS 1-CD Toronto 1996  +  Later with Jools Holland 1994  +  Camden 1995  +  London 1994
Dreaming My Dreams Ying Yang Records 1-CD München 1994

 


F

Title Label Format Description
Forever Live Moonraker 1-CD Toronto 1996  +  MTV Video Music Awards 1996
Forever Live Soundness 1-CD Toronto 1996  +  MTV Video Music Awards 1996
Free To Decide Tour LC 1-CD Toronto 1996  +  Interview
French Dreams Coffee Shop Records 1-CD Lille 2002
Fruits Of Our Labor KTS 1-CD New York City 1994

 


G

Title Label Format Description
German Dreams Superfly 1-CD Hamburg 1999  +  Rare tracks 1992/1995
Go Your Own Way Salvation Records 1-CD Music Planet 2Nite 2002  +  Vicar Street 2000  +  Paris 1999  +  London 1994

 


I

Title Label Format Description
Irish Jewels Pearls Before Swim 1-CD MTV Unplugged 1995  +  KROQ Acoustic Xmas 1993  +  Fleadh Festival 1994  +  Rare tracks 1992/1995

 


L

Title Label Format Description
Le Printemps De Bourges France Inter Records 1-CD Le Printemps de Bourges 2002
Little Fruits Euro Boots 1-CD Hamburg 1999  +  C’est Lenoir (Black Sessions) 1993
Live At Olympia NorthStar Records 1-CD Paris 2002
Live In Concert (1st pressing) CTS 1-CD Milton Keynes 1995  +  MTV Unplugged 1995
Live In Concert (2nd pressing) CTS 1-CD Milton Keynes 1995  +  MTV Unplugged 1995
Live In Concert Taiwan 1-CD ?
Live In Italy 2012 (No Label) 7″ Vinyl 62° Festival di Sanremo
Live In Los Angeles CTS 1-CD Los Angeles 1993
Live In Toronto Moonraker 1-CD Toronto 1996
Live Zombie CRAN 1-CD München 1994
Live Zombie IRA 1-CD München 1994
Live Zombie BCD Patty Boom Music 1-CD München 1994
Live Zombie USA ’94 (1st pressing) JD Records 1-CD München 1994
Live Zombie USA ’94 (2nd pressing) JD Records 1-CD München 1994
Loud And Acoustic Swindle Records 1-CD Newcastle 1994  +  Fleadh Festival 1994  +  KROQ Acoustic Xmas 1994
Loud And Clear Euro Boots 1-CD Lyon 2000
Lucky Charms Home Records 1-CD Minneapolis 1994

 


O

Title Label Format Description
Ode To Italy Sans Contrefaçon Records 1-CD Lucca 2000
One’s Better Self…. ABS Production 1-CD Hamburg 1999  +  MTV Unplugged 1995

 


P

Title Label Format Description
Pretty Party Line 2-CD London 1995
Pretty Sunday Superfly 1-CD Live X Session 1994 +Newcastle 1994 +Pavarotti & Friends 1995 +Utrecht 1995

 


R

Title Label Format Description
Rareties Euro Boots 1-CD 20 tracks from 1994, 1995, 2000 (OST, B-Sides, Radio Broadcasts, Concerts)
Read My Thoughts Dalor Music 1-CD Newcastle 1994  +  Fleadh Festival 1994  +  Live USA 1994
Real Zombie Vox Records 1-CD Newcastle 1994  +  Fleadh Festival 1994  +  Live USA 1994
Rendez-Vous Jaguar Records 1-CD Paris 1995
Right Time, Right Band The Flying Tigers 1-CD London 1994

 


S

Title Label Format Description
Scream KTS 1-CD Live X Session 1994 +Newcastle 1994 +Pavarotti & Friends 1995 +Utrecht 1995
Shot Of Salvation DAT Label 1-CD Tokyo 1996
Songs Against War Octopus 1-CD München 1994
Stories To Be Told (1st pressing) KTS 1-CD USA 1994  +  KROQ Acoustic Xmas 1994
Stories To Be Told (2nd pressing) KTS 1-CD USA 1994  +  KROQ Acoustic Xmas 1994
Strange Fruits Oxygen 1-CD Live X Session 1994 +Newcastle 1994 +Pavarotti & Friends 1995 +Utrecht 1995
Support Slot Hawk 1-CD London 1995

 


T

Title Label Format Description
The Black Sessions Sangatte Records 1-CD C’est Lenoir (Black Sessions) 1993
The Black Sessions (20e Anniversaire) Sangatte Records 1-CD C’est Lenoir (Black Sessions) 1993
The Cranberries Unplugged WD 1-DVD MTV Unplugged 1995
The Undead T. Rex Records 1-CD Hamburg 1999  +  Taratata 1999 (Italian version)
Thoughts That Linger Hawk 1-CD KROQ Acoustic Xmas 1993

 


U

Title Label Format Description
Unplugged Dalmation Records 1-CD MTV Unplugged 1995  +  John Peel Show 1992  +  Fleadh Festival 1994
Unplugged & More Chrome Hearts 1-CD MTV Unplugged 1995  +  Los Angeles 1994  +  The Snake Pit 1995
Unplugged And Exposed Finger Print 1-CD MTV Unplugged 1995  +  The Adventure Club 1993
Unplugged And Exposed CMBR 1-CD MTV Unplugged 1995
Unplugged And More LL 2395 1-CD MTV Unplugged 1995  +  München 1994
Unwired OSA 1-CD MTV Unplugged 1995  +  Fleadh Festival 1994  +  KROQ Acoustic Xmas 1993
Unwired Octopus 1-CD MTV Unplugged 1995  +  Fleadh Festival 1994  +  KROQ Acoustic Xmas 1993

 


W

Title Label Format Description
Wake Up And Smell The Zombies Zombie Music Corporation 2-CD Frankfurt 2002  +  15 bonus tracks from 1994 / 1995 / 2000
Walking On Sunshine Forbidden Fruit 1-CD Milton Keynes 1995  +  Dublin 1995  +  Portsmouth 1995
Walking On Sunshine Mirage 1-CD Milton Keynes 1995  +  Dublin 1995  +  Portsmouth 1995
Waltzing Back DUCD 1-CD London 1994
Waltzing Back To London Rock Solid 1-CD London 1994  +  2 Meter Sessies 1993
Waltzing in Holland MidnightBeat 1-CD Utrecht 1995
Woodstock 94 Joker Productions 1-CD Woodstock Festival 1994  +  KROQ Acoustic Xmas 1993

 


Y

Title Label Format Description
Yesterday’s Gone KTS 1-CD MTV Unplugged 1995  +  Milton Keynes 1995

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