Unlike the real factory made silver pressed bootlegs, there are a few bootlegs that can be considered as "original" bootlegs as they are released by a company on a larger scale, but which are not released in the usual silver pressed CD or DVD  format. They are issued only on CD-R and DVD-R and come with artwork and printed or stickered discs. To make sure they don't get mixed up with the real original silver pressed bootlegs, I created this seperate section for these items.
 

DIRE STRAITS

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title This is a strange idea
Source Paris Theatre, London, UK, 22nd July 1978
Format 1CD-R
Label Alchemy Records
Cat. no. AR-CD-005
Comments Released on CD-R, printed disc, limited edition (I have #3 out of 10). Including a rare interview of BBC Radio London, recorded on 19th July 1978 at the Bob Killbey show. 
Part of bootleg-menu No: official source (Live at the BBC).

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title Gonna try a new thing
Source Stadsschouwburg, Rotterdam, Holland, 19th October 1978
Format 1CD-R
Label Alchemy Records
Cat. no. AR-CD-010
Comments Released on CD-R, printed disc, limited edition (I have #6 out of 10)
Part of bootleg-menu No, see instead: Rotterdam '78

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title Let's do this Sultans and do it properly
Source Studio-L. Cologne, Germany, 16th February 1979
Format 2CD-R
Label Alchemy Records
Cat. no. AR-CD-013
Comments Released on CD-R, printed discs, limited edition (I have #6 out of 10)
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Let's do this Sultans and do it properly

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title I'm sorry but we can't
Source Großen Sendersaal, Cologne, Germany, 17th February 1979
Format 1CD-R
Label Alchemy Records
Cat. no. AR-CD-014
Comments Released on CD-R, printed disc, limited edition (I have #4 out of 10)
Part of bootleg-menu No, see instead: Live on WDR Radio 1979

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title Amsterdam 1979
Source Carré, Amsterdam, Holland, 4th November 1979
Format 2CD-R
Label BE
Cat. no. 046/47
Comments Released on CD-R, printed discs
Part of bootleg-menu No, see instead: Amsterdam 1979

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title It's a pleasure to be here!!!
Source Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, USA, 6th March 1979
Format 1CD-R
Label Alchemy Records
Cat. no. AR-CD-001
Comments Released on CD-R, printed disc, limited edition (I have #4 out of 10)
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: It's a pleasure to be here!!!

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title That's my line
Source Old Waldorf, San Francisco, USA, 31st March 1979
Format 1CD-R
Label Alchemy Records
Cat. no. AR-CD-011
Comments Released on CD-R, printed disc, limited edition (I have #5 out of 10)
Part of bootleg-menu No, see instead: The new Old Waldorf

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title Live at the Waldorf 79
Source Old Waldorf, San Francisco, USA, 31st March 1979
Format 1CD-R
Label Big Music
Cat. no. RHCD7962
Comments Released on CD-R, printed disc
Part of bootleg-menu No, see instead: The new Old Waldorf

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title We'll try and play 'em!
Source Rainbox Theatre, London, UK, 20th and 21st December 1979
Format 1CD-R
Label Alchemy Records
Cat. no. AR-CD-008
Comments Released on CD-R, printed disc, limited edition (I have #6 out of 10)
Part of bootleg-menu No, see instead: BBC Arena 1980

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title This song is for John Lennon
Source Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany, 19th December 1980
Format 1CD-R
Label Alchemy Records
Cat. no. AR-CD-004
Comments Released on CD-R, printed disc, limited edition (I have #6 out of 10)
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: This song is for John Lennon

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title We've got no lights tonight
Source Werchter Festival, Brussel, Belgium, 5th July 1981
Format 1CD-R
Label Alchemy Records
Cat. no. AR-CD-002
Comments Released on CD-R, printed disc, limited edition (I have #7 out of 10)
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: We've got no lights tonight

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title Nippon Seinenkan 1983
Source Seineken Hall, Tokyo, Japan, 3rd and 4th April 1983
Format 4CD-R
Label Uxbridge
Cat. no. Uxbridge 535
Comments Released on CD-R, packed in fat 4CD jewel case
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Nippon Seinenkan 1983

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title Are you alright?
Source Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK, 22nd & 23rd July 1983
Format 2CD-R
Label Alchemy Records
Cat. no. AR-CD-003
Comments Released on CD-R, printed disc, limited edition (I have #3 out of 10)
Part of bootleg-menu No: official source (Alchemy). Includes some talking of Mark Knopfler that was edited out on the official release and very remarkable is an inedit sax part before the begin of guitar part on Solid rock.

 

Title Alchemy live 1983
Source Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK, 22nd & 23rd July 1983
Format 1DVD-R
Label Solenoid
Cat. no. 028
Comments Released on DVD-R, printed disc
Part of bootleg-menu No: official source (Alchemy)

 

Title We'll be around to see next time
Source Wembley Arena, London, UK, 10th July 1985
Format 1CD-R
Label Alchemy Records
Cat. no. AR-CD-006
Comments Released on CD-R, printed disc, limited edition (I have #9 out of 10)
Part of bootleg-menu No, see instead: Perfect Wembley 1985

 

Title Thank you Wembley
Source Wembley Stadium, London, UK, 13th July 1985
Format 1CD-R
Label Alchemy Records
Cat. no. AR-CD-012
Comments Released on CD-R, printed disc, limited edition (I have #7 out of 10)
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Thank you Wembley

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title One World
Source Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, USA, 6th March 1979
Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, USA, 5th August 1985
Summit Theatre, Houston, Texas, USA, 17th August 1985
Format 3CD-R
Label Black Panther
Cat. no. BP-325 / 326 / 327
Comments Looks very much like silver pressed CD's, but still I think this are actually CD-R's with a professional print on top of the discs.
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: One world

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title Thank you, we love you!
Source Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, USA, 5th August 1985
Format 2CD-R
Label Alchemy Records
Cat. no. AR-CD-009
Comments Released on CD-R, printed disc, limited edition (I have #6 out of 10)
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Thank you, we love you!

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title Secrets in the closet
Source Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, USA, 16th August 1985
Format 2CD-R
Label Cellar Dweller Records
Cat. no. CD-071005189
Comments Released on CD-R, printed picture discs
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Secrets in the closet

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title Live in 85
Source Johanneshov, Stockholm, Sweden, 25th October 1985
Format 1CD-R
Label -
Cat. no. -
Comments Released on CD-R, printed picture disc
Part of bootleg-menu No, see instead: Live in Stockholm 1985

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title Live in 85
Source Johanneshov, Stockholm, Sweden, 25th October 1985
Stadsschouwburg, Rotterdam, Holland, 19th October 1978
Format 1CD-R
Label -
Cat. no. -
Comments Released on CD-R, printed picture disc
Part of bootleg-menu No, see instead: Live in Stockholm 1985

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title The final Oz '86
Source Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia, 26th April 1986
Format 2CD-R
Label DGTECH
Cat. no. 865-CD-67
Comments Released on CD-R, printed discs
Part of bootleg-menu No, see instead: The Final Oz concert 1986

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title Sidney 1986
Source Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia, 26th April 1986
Format 2CD-R
Label The Swingin' Pig
Cat. no. TSP-CD-372-2
Comments Released on CD-R, printed discs (see more picture here). It seems to me that this is a fake issue of the real brand "The Swingin' Pig" which are always released on real silver pressed CD's.
Part of bootleg-menu No, see instead: The Final Oz concert 1986

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title Once upon a time in the west
Source Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, USA, 6th March 1979
Orpheum, Boston USA, 8th September 1979
Wembley Arena, London, UK, 10th July 1985
Format 2CD-R
Label The Swingin' Pig
Cat. no. TSP-CD-342-2
Comments Released on CD-R, printed discs (see more picture here). It seems to me that this is a fake issue of the real brand "The Swingin' Pig" which are always released on real silver pressed CD's.
Part of bootleg-menu No.

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title We've got the band back together
Source Wembley Stadium, London, UK, 11th June 1988
Format 1CD-R
Label Alchemy Records
Cat. no. AR-CD-007
Comments Released on CD-R, printed disc, limited edition (I have #5 out of 10)
Part of bootleg-menu No, see instead: Live at Wembley Stadium 11.06.88

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title Your latest trick
Source St. Jacob stadium, Basel, Switserland, 28th June 1992
Format 2CD-R
Label Alternative Edge Productions
Cat. no. AEP2002204
Comments Released on CD-R, printed discs
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Your latest trick

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Dire Straits

Title Twenty years of Dire Straits
Source Various sources
Format 1CD-R
Label Golden Records
Cat. no. 002
Comments Released on CD-R, printed disc. Extremely rare bootleg, limited and numbered (no. 015)
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Twenty years of Dire Straits


 


MARK KNOPFLER

Front cover Back cover Artist Mark Knopfler

Title Royal
Source Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, 23rd May 1996
Format 2CD-R
Label Satisfaction Guaranted
Cat. no. SG 022/23
Comments Released on CD-R, printed picture discs
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Mark Knopfler Royal

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Mark Knopfler

Title Junkie Live
Source Stadtpark, Hamburg, Germany, 16th June 2001
Format 1CD-R
Label Premium
Cat. no. PM 74
Comments Released on CD-R, picture disc (sticker)
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Junkie Live

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Mark Knopfler

Title Guitar Man - Hamburg 2001
Source Stadtpark, Hamburg, Germany, 16th June 2001
Format 2CD-R
Label Swinging Pig
Cat. no. -
Comments Released on CD-R, printed discs (see picture of these discs here). It seems to me that this is a fake issue of the real brand "The Swingin' Pig" which are always released on real silver pressed CD's and have a cat.no. on the CD's. One CD-R has a light green reading surface, the other one is dark green. Songs of disc one are burned on disc two and visa versa. Very strange item, carton sleeve.
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Guitar man - Hamburg 2001

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Mark Knopfler

Title Shangri Live in Rome
Source Palalottomatica, Rome, Italy, 13th June 2005
Format 2CD-R
Label -
Cat. no. -
Comments Released on CD-R, issued without catalogue number, jewel case and artwork. CD's only.
Part of bootleg-menu No, see instead: A Roman night 2005

 


THE NOTTING HILLBILLIES

Front cover Back cover Artist The Notting Hillbillies

Title The other side of The Notting Hillbillies
Source Town & Country Club, London, UK, 11th May 1990
Format 1CD-R
Label Golden Records
Cat. no. GR 001
Comments Released on CD-R, printed disc. Extremely rare bootleg, numbered (no. 244)
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: The other side of The Notting Hillbillies

 


BOB DYLAN

Front cover Back cover Artist Bob Dylan

Title Rough Cuts
Source The Infidels studio sessions 1983
Format 2CD-R
Label -
Cat. no. -
Comments Printed CD-R's on which they copied the upper side of the CD's from the silver pressed bootleg Rough Cuts by Red Devil (RD 001-1/2)
Part of bootleg-menu No (incomplete). See instead: Mark Knopfler & Bob Dylan
The complete recording sessions 1979-1986

 


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