Besides the original silver pressed bootlegs on CD and DVD, I also collect some original bootlegs on LP. I mainly collect the bootleg LP's which contain recordings that are not released on silver pressed CD's.


DIRE STRAITS ORIGINAL BOOTLEG LP'S

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Title Songs from Deptford - Live in London
Source Roundhouse, London, UK, 29th January 1978
Format 1LP
Label Angel of Mercy
Cat. no. 300-002
Comments Made in Spain, released in 2020. Limited edition, only 350 copies made, I have number 010. Great looking orange vinyl. Including Summer's coming my way as a bonus track, never released on any bootleg before.
Part of bootleg-menu No, see instead: The Talking Heads tour

 

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Bonus CD:

Title Live at Leeds
Source Polytechnic, Leeds, UK, 30th January 1978
Format 1LP + Bonus CD
Label Way of Wizard Records
Cat. no. WOW LP-072 & WOW-CD 31
Comments Made in Europe, released in 2014. Green vinyl version of Dire Straits Live at Leeds. Also available in red en blue vinyl. The LP comes with a bonus picture CD featuring the same show.
Part of bootleg-menu No, see instead: Leeds 1978

 

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Title Demos & Rarities
Source Pathway Studios, Islington (London), UK, 24th July 1977, October 1977 & 9th November 1977 (demos) plus tracks from the official Video-CD Twisting by the pool, 3 tracks from the official CD-single Encores, 3 live tracks from Knebworth 30th June 1990 and two official studio tracks Millionaire blues and Kingdom come
Format 2LP + 2CD
Label Way of Wizard Records
Cat. no. WOW LP-119/120 & WOW-CD 57-1/2
Comments Made in Europe, released in 2016. Red vinyl. Also available in blue and green vinyl. The LP comes with 2CD's featuring the same tracks as the LP's. Unlike the edition of WOW-CD 31 (see above), these 2CD's don't have their own carton sleeve with artwork, but just come in two separate simple CD-envelopes. I read somewhere that this release is limited to 500 copies, but there is no mentioning of that on the LP's or CD's.
Part of bootleg-menu No, see instead: More early demos

 

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Title Fraternal Feeling 1978-1979
Sources Stadsschouwburg, Rotterdam, Holland, 19th October 1978
Orpheum, Boston, USA, 8th September 1979
Polytechnic, Leeds, UK, 30th January 1978
Empire, Paris, France, 14th October 1978
Old Waldorf, San Francisco, USA, 31st March 1979
Barbarella's, Birmingham, UK, 4th July 1978
Format 1LP
Label Angel of Mercy
Cat. no. 300-001
Comments Made in Spain, released in 2020. Limited edition, only 300 copies made, I have number 073. Great looking purple vinyl.
Part of bootleg-menu No

 

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Title Sultans of swing
Source Studio-L. Cologne, Germany, 16th February 1979
Format 2LP
Label Vinyl Passion
Cat. no. VP 80122
Comments Made in Europe, released in 2012
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Sultans of swing - live in Germany

 

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Title Live at the Bayou
Source The Bayou, Washington, USA, 8th/9th March 1979
Format 1LP
Label Angel of Mercy
Cat. no. 200-007
Comments Made in Spain, released in 2021. Limited edition, only 200 copies made, I have number 062.
Part of bootleg-menu No, see instead: Live at the Bayou 1979

 

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Title The Warner Bros Music Show
Source Old Waldorf, San Francisco, USA, 31st March 1979
Format 1LP
Label Warner Bros
Cat. no. WBMS 109
Comments Released in 1979. USA promotional item
Part of bootleg-menu No, see instead: The new Old Waldorf

 

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Title Live in London December 1982
Source Wembley Arena, London, UK, 18th December 1982
Format 1LP
Label Wind Records
Cat. no. V.B. 002
Comments Made in the UK, released in 1983. Limited edition, only 400 copies made
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Live in London December 1982

 

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Title Live in 85
Source Forest National, Brussels, Belgium, 27th May 1985
Format 1LP
Label -
Cat. no. MJ7
Comments Made in Japan, released in 1986
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Live in Brussels 1985

 

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Title Private investigations
Source Palais Omnisports De Bercy, Paris, France, 24th June 1985
Format 1LP
Label -
Cat. no. DS 01
Comments Released in 1985. Limited edition, only 600 copies made
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Private investigations

 

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Title Rock Gala
Source Wembley Arena, London, UK, 4th July 1985
Format 3LP
Label Vertex
Cat. no. 8012 132
Comments Made in the UK, released in 1985. Fold-out cover for two LP's with nice pictures inside.
Part of bootleg-menu No, see instead: Prince’s Trust Rock Gala 1985

 

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Title Wembley nights
Source Wembley Arena, London, UK, 4th / 8th / 14th / 15th / 16th July 1985
Format 1LP
Label Casino Records Entertainment
Cat. no. -
Comments Made in the Italy, released in 2019. Featuring various guests artists from various nights at Wembley Arena, July 1985. Pressed on light blue vinyl. It is a limited edition of 400 copies, I have number 155.
Part of bootleg-menu No

 

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Title Sleight of hand
Source Varsity Arena, Toronto, Canada, 26th July 1985
Format 2LP
Label RSR International
Cat. no. RSR 222
Comments Released in 1985. Very simple LP sleeve, no picture on the back cover.
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Sleight of hand

 

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Title Live in 85
Source Johanneshov, Stockholm, Sweden, 25th October 1985
Format 3LP
Label Spacematic
Cat. no. 198-51025
Comments Released in 1985. The B-side of the third LP features six songs from Stadsschouwburg, Rotterdam, Holland, 19th October 1978.
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Live in Stockholm 1985

 

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Title Live in 85
Source Hans-Martin-Schleyer Halle, Stuttgart, Germany, 19th November 1985
Format 2LP
Label Vertigo
Cat. no. 8639 109
Comments Released in 1985.
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Live in Stuttgart 1985

 

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Title Cocaine
Source Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK, 19th December 1985
Format 3LP
Label Vertex
Cat. no. 8012 146
Comments Released in 1985. Fold-out cover for two LP's with nice pictures inside.
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Cocaine 1985

 

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Title Wembley Stadium 11 Juni '88
Source Wembley Stadium, London, UK, 11th June 1988
Format 1LP
Label Wish You Well
Cat. no. WYW LC 0001
Comments Made in the Germany, released in 1988
Part of bootleg-menu No, see instead: Live at Wembley Stadium 11.06.88

 

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Title One night only - Newcastle '89
Source Mayfair Ballroom Newcastle UK, 9th October 1989
Format 1LP
Label Casino Records Entertainment
Cat. no. -
Comments Made in Italy, released in 2019. Issued in green en blue vinyl. Each edition limited to 200 copies. I have the green edition, number 145.
Part of bootleg-menu No, see instead: Newcastle 1989

 

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Title Calling Wembley
Source Wembley Arena, London, UK, 16th September 1991
Format 1LP
Label Gallery Records
Cat. no. P72-8119
Comments Released in 1991
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: Calling Wembley

 

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Title On every street in Munich
Source Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany, 11th October 1991
Format 2LP
Label 9100
Cat. no. TR 1991
Comments Made in Germany, released in 1991
Part of bootleg-menu Yes: On every street in Munich

 

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Title The long highway - On every street tour rarities 1991-1992
Source Reunion Arena, Dallas, USA, 14th February 1992
Center Coliseum, Seattle, USA, 4th April 1992
Palais Omnisports De Bercy, Paris, France, 25th April 1992
The Point Depot, Dublin, Ireland, 23rd August 1991
Format 1LP
Label Casino Records Entertainment
Cat. no. -
Comments Made in Italy, released in 2018. Issued on red vinyl. Limited edition, only 350 copies made. I have number 028.
Part of bootleg-menu No, see instead: Live in Dallas 1992, Seattle 1992, Calling Paris 1992, The On every Street kickoff

 

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Title Interview picture disc
Source Unknown
Format 1LP
Label Baktabak
Cat. no. BAK 2018
Comments Made in the UK. Picture disc
Part of bootleg-menu No, see instead: Interview picture disc

 

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Title Interview picture disc
Source Unknown, February 1984
Format 1LP
Label Red Door
Cat. no. Unknown
Comments Made in the UK. Picture disc, numbered (0628)
Part of bootleg-menu No

 

Front cover Back cover Artist Various artists

Title Interview picture disc
Source Unknown, most likely 1986-1987
Format 1 sided 7 inch single
Label Unknown
Cat. no. Unknown
Comments Various artists speeching for Amnesty International. It seems Mark Knopfler is one of these people, allthough hard to hear because the sound quality is not that good. Has nothing to do with the picture of The Notting Hillbillies.
Part of bootleg-menu No


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