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1. What’s a bootleg / ROIO?
The term “bootleg” originates from the smuggling world, where smugglers would conceal contraband within the long boots they wore to escape detection by customs guys. It gradually came to be used to explain any object with dubious origins (indicating some type of criminal activity), and finally ended up as a suitable name for Unauthorized recordings, which were sometimes pushed up on vinyl or CD and issued by obscure record labels, without the permission of the artist or the record company.
To learn more on the background of bootlegs, check out Clinton Heylin’s excellent book “Bootleg!” Which charts the history of unauthorised recordings in the beginnings up to the 21st century.
Bootlegging shouldn’t be confused with piracy. Material contained in bootlegs isn’t available to purchase from the stores, and although in some instances the record labels have observed that the requirement and issued a number of the rare material, the huge majority of it will only ever be available through those “unofficial” lines. What is on those bootlegs and where do they come from?
Bootlegs, as explained above, contain any substance from a specific artist, which hasn’t been published by their record company. Most dealers will get this information on their trade list so you can make an educated guess on how any specific bootleg will sound.
Audience Recordings (AUD) — As its name implies, these are records made at live concerts by a member of the audience, with a mobile recording device and a mic. Even though the sound is not typically similar to that of a soundboard or radio recording, audience records have surely come a long way since the early 70s when an enterprising member of the crowd in Belgium listed the first Genesis concert outside the UK using a very primitive cassette recorder! Nowadays, as a result of DAT recorders, Minidisc recorders as well as Pocket PCs an audience recording can actually be a fun listen. In actuality, with a few bands and a few tapers, shows sound just like a soundboard!!
Soundboard Recordings (SBD) — (This expression is frequently used to describe any recording that’s made using specialist equipment, but actually should only correctly be used to refer to recordings that are made directly from the mixing desk in a live concert.) This expression is usually described any recording which was recorded directly from the mixing desk, so you hear what the audience hears. This means that the recording quality is generally excellent, however Soundboard records frequently have too little bass, as bass is obviously loud at the place and so can be turned back on the mixing desk. Another problem with soundboard recordings is that they often lack much audience noise. This can be a fantastic thing, but often sounds strange when an fantastic performance finishes, and it seems just like the audience are asleep! If you notice with a few of the recordings, like the Peter Gabriel Encore series, its recorded in the soundboard, and nearby microphones are utilized to select up the crowd noise to make a great matrix to make it actually feel as if you’re there in the show. The audio quality on these will be based on the level of the broadcast and the equipment used to capture it at home, but is generally very good. Unlike soundboard recordings, these have a suitable mix with adequate bass and the perfect amount of crowd noise.
Pre-FM Recordings — The best of the best, these are records taken in the radio station’s master LPs, CDs or DAT tapes that they used to broadcast the series. As they haven’t been transmitted over the air and recorded at home, the quality on these is usually the best, and they don’t suffer in the compression, which may affect FM recordings.
Studio Recordings — Anything that’s not from a live concert is tough to pin down to an specific sourcenonetheless, demos, outtakes and unreleased tunes are often professionally recorded and then somehow leaked from the studio, either through promo or mention CDs, or sometimes by theft in the studio itself.
ALD – Assisted Listening Device – some places have these for guests and its generally an FM feed of the soundboard. Individuals have hooked in recorders into the receiver and recorded the show. There might be dropouts as a result of feed but its a compressed sounding soundboard.
IEM – Inner Ear Monitor – some bands use these rather than floor monitors to listen to what they along with the other bands of this member play. This enables the musician to listen at a comfortable level and listen to precisely what they need to hear. All of these are sent out through radio signals. People may take recipients and listen into a particular IEM feed by a member. They are not like a soundboard as you hear what the particular musician hears, which perhaps thier tool turned up high and a couple of others in the background but you do not understand what you’re going to get. Some folks swear on these and others dismiss them. They are very hit or miss.
OAM – Open Air Microphone – Genesis frequently did not necessarily have the capacity to record their gigs throughout the soundboard in the first days. In these scenarios, the group would record gigs with Open Air Microphones, ie. Microphones placed on or close to the stage. This technique was also utilized to capture the ambience of a series and to capture the audiences response to some tunes. So how do I get hold of those live shows?
Bootlegs started out in the late 1960s as real releases, pressed in factories on official vinyl and later CDs, and then sold (often for extortionate amounts of money) at record fairs, little record stores and other outlets. The practice of buying and selling bootlegs is still around now but has been made largely redundant by the internet, the widespread availability of CD-R, and the huge trading communities that have built up between enthusiasts. It ought to be pointed out that buying and selling bootlegs is legally no different to trading them, however if there is so much stuff available free if you look in the correct places, there is actually no need to be spending some money on this stuff. 😎
Here is a short overview on where to get live shows:
– The official website forum (registration required). The members of the forum are amongst the most knowledgeable and helpful traders around, so if there is something specific you are after, try asking in here. Keep in mind that a good deal of traders are extremely busy men and women who also have lives outside Genesis audio so don’t despair if you don’t receive any response immediately. It will help you in case you have something to trade, but there are loads of people around who would like to help newbies too — just remember to be nice and polite, and try to do the exact same for other newbies as soon as you’re up and running. Also please add a link to a listing. Showing your listing makes it much easier to get a prospective trade as opposed to simply asking. Groups, such as Genesis-Trades, (launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/genesis-trades/) are an perfect place to begin. Established traders will find loads of people to swap lists with, and beginners can begin thanks to procedures called ‘Weeding’ and ‘Vining’ that are explained below.
– Download websites. Websites such as (dimeadozen.org) host documents called BitTorrents, in which you can download whole sound and video concerts from a wide assortment of artists, such as Genesis and its offshoots. Even though this is technically possible with a dial-up modem, you actually need broadband access to make this option viable. If this is a issue,
please contact a heart operator instantly, or you risk getting kicked and banned from the heart. You’re just beginning with
nothing to talk about? No problem! Just let us know and you can begin sharing later
whenever you have something to talk about. Note that you will need to share at least
1GB for the Hub to allow you in. If you share a complete show or two this shouldn’t be a
2. Don’t share MP3 files.
This hub is just for lossless bootlegs.
Also never convert MP3 files into SHN or some other lossless format.
3. You can get a lot of that elsewhere. We do not want it.
Including videos and mp3 files of any officially published material (like b-sides).
4. Don’t share incomplete shows unless they’re quite hot right now.
SHN and video reveals MUST include an md5 file for checksum purposes.
Please split huge files (like DVDs) to smaller, state 50MB, files with e.g. WinRAR.
5. No WAV files. These are a waste of people’s bandwidth. Use SHN or other lossless compressed formats.
6. No arguing.
Be good to people and they’ll be wonderful to you.
Any questions don’t hesitate to ask any of the mods.
4. Encoding to MP3 reduces the sound quality of bootlegs and in some instances very noticeably. MP3 should just be done for individual use (e.g. if you would like to follow something in your iPod…!) . It’s a format attempts to cut up to the document as it can in order to keep it small and keep the major sound quality. WAV file are eliminated in an MP3 because those frequencies take up the most space. Although there aren’t many who can hear those very high frequencies, but it still degrades the quality. Lots of folks swear they can’t hear the difference but listen to some 96kb/s MP3 and compare it to the first CD.
If you create an audio CD from those MP3 files, this doesn’t restore the audio quality of the monitors. What’s worse, if you then go and exchange this audio CD with somebody else, they may not bear in mind that it had been sourced from MP3. Therefore they might then exchange it with several men and women. Before too long, lots of people will have this ‘reduced quality’ version of this bootleg and it’ll get harder and harder to get the ‘real’ version. Some Fantastic examples include the Vienna 92 series where it had been very hard to Locate a non-MP3 source because everybody spread the MP3 version around
As the aim for many traders is to find the ultimate in audio quality for each particular series, passing round reduced quality versions of these displays Won’t make you very many friends… Wink
5. As we’ve established, MP3 isn’t generally accepted by audio dealers. But, uncompressed, or ‘WAV’ documents are enormous and not practical for moving over the internet. The files are saved as data as opposed to in audio that’s something different than sound. With information, you know the file is corrupt when you perform it. The file size is still big compared to an MP3, but no information is lost. Most people will keep copies of shows in lossless to make sure that when they will need to burn a copy, they have the “original” version. There’s a problem because the majority of the shows don’t have originals, so there are those whom fill find the cheapest, cleanest production source and originally transform it into lossless so it’s then archived. It’s their decision whether to spread it around or not, but that could be regarded as the origin to get. Do not convert any display to lossless that had and issues like digi-noise, pops, clicks, TAO, etc..
SHN uses something called an MD5. This is a checksum used to make certain that the data has not been corrupted. With each SHN set, there’s at least one of those files. After receiving a display, check the MD5s to determine whether they verify. Programs to find to use this format are MKWACT and SHNAMP.
This has internal checksums so the when you play the file in WinAmp or attempt to burn it. You will know whether it’s corrupted or not. FLAC also has levels of compression, which doesn’t degrade the quality. Nevertheless, this permits you to save a little space. Useful tools in addition to an FAQ for FLAC can be located at (flac.sourceforge.net).
The compression sizes are rather small compared to SHN but roughly the same as FLAC. The problem w/ APE is that it takes a while to decode compared to SHN or FLAC.
6. Highland was a bootleg business in Japan that would take any recording it would (no matter what generation the recording was) press it on cds then sell it. Their shows ranged from each tour Genesis needed as well as studio material. With new sources of records coming out all of the time, nearly every one of Highland’s releases has lower generation (better sounding) records.
Moral of this story, DON’T BUY BOOTS! Why buy them when you can get them through transactions, and even make a new friend?
7. Audio CDs are disks which can be played in CD players. The audio is saved as . wav files. Additionally, it holds up to 80 minutes of audio, which in reality is more than 700 megabytes information wise. It is weird but that’s how it works. What makes audio CDs distinct is the absence of error correction. Simply copying and pasting the audio files from a CD won’t ensure the song is exactly the same as on the disc. A program called Exact Audio Copy is used to extract the audio tracks from the CD and make certain that you have what’s exactly on the disc. This also forces you to care for your discs for small scratches could mess up an entire CD. That is one reason to keep a lossless copy of a series. This way you can burn your specific copy from the “originals” rather than worry if your audio copy has errors or not.
Audio discs are burnt two ways. The difference between both is DAO is eloquent, making no gaps between the tracks. TAO adds as many as two minutes of space between tracks. So just consider hearing a medley with gaps between the various tunes, really sucks does not it? Make sure once you burn CD’s that it is set to DAO instead of TAO.
If you already have a show that’s TAO you can’t make it DAO. Irrespective of how much you eliminate the gap there’s still a micro or click gap. In this case you will need to attempt and locate a new copy if you would like a seamless copy. No program can competely get rid of the gap since you’ll miss something that although is extremely small, changes the first. There have been shows like the Savoy 81 show which were dispersed w/ microgaps and locating a seamless copy was quite demanding. Another reason why using a lossless copy, because in case you’ve got the first, you know that there are not any gaps between tracks.
Moral of the story, do not burn TAO and do not spread TAO or F-DAO. Even though it’s interesting to give out TAO or F-DAO shows to friends who do not trade and get them in the music.
EAC can be located at (exactaudiocopy.de).
After downloading it refer to (http://users.pandora.be/satcp/eac03.htm) This page can allow you to set up EAC so you’re prepared to extract your discs.
8. How do I see what shows are out there?
The largest resource for Genesis and related are available at Simon Funnell’s website (genesis-movement.org). He’s made a database with all the available Genesis, Phil Collins, Steve Hackett, and Peter Gabriel records out there. He’s constantly updating and any help will be appreciated with any new records out there.
Etree (http://db.etree.org) is a massive database of recordings. Just about any band you can think of has records of the live shows. People also put up their lists there for effortless viewing.
Posting an ISO (in search of) into a message board is another way to determine if a person is willing to trade. There are lots of educated traders out there can give you a hand if you want some information about a particular show. You would also either place a link to your listing or post your listing just so people can see what you have to be able to trade. Asking people for a trade rather than telling everything you have won’t get you anywhere.
9. This is when you send CD or DVD blanks to a individual and sufficient return postage to burn the discs and send them back to you. It is how we all started. Instructions are available at (mcnichol.com/bnp).
Trees are strategies to help spread a series. This spreads out the show to a lot of individuals relatively quickly and it is dependent upon the person above you to burn off quickly.
Vines are ways to distribute a show. It sacrifices speed for ethics. 1 master copy of a series (in either sound or lossless) will be sent out to somebody. That individual copies the series from the master copy and then sent it out to another person.
A weed is the fastest way to get a show out to a group. 1 person will begin the weed and send out several copies out to people who promise to send out multiple copies out to other men and women. The amount of individuals with the series multiplies after every time the discs are sent out. There’s a flaw in this technique. Based on how folks burn the discs, mistakes are introduced and then distribute to a lot of others who might not notice it. Weeding will help a newbie start a collection but it won’t get them particular shows that they need.
10. What are all those remastering jobs I’ve heard about?
There are various groups of people around who have taken a number of the group’s (and related) live shows and touched them up, making new records that sound better than ever. Here are descriptions and links to a few:
Hogweeds – Between the years 1970 to 1975, Genesis played over 500 concerts.
The Hogweed project intends to make accessible the best versions of these records. Wherever possible, we’ll be operating from master or low generation tapes, restoring them as necessary using professional digital technologies.
Fan Approved Definitive Editions – There are just too many records of some displays, and no one should have to sustain the agonizing choice of which one to listen to, realizing that every one of them will disappoint. FAde seeks to rebuild, from the maximum grade masters potential, COMPLETE shows. You’ll never again have to choose between four distinct versions with hideous sounding names.
Since that time, quite a few recordings are released primarily through the BURP mailing list. The wizardry in fine-tuning these gigs is credited to Jeff Miller, who exhibits utmost talent from the re-mastering procedure. Jeff also has his own group named Simon Apple and engineers their tunes also.
Bataitis Ultimate Remaster Project II – This is actually the next version of BURP with a different remasterer and a new pair of releases.
I4Detail -The i4detail job remasters concert performances from Genesis and its members for free distribution through a tree structure and by download.
I4detail is a nonprofit group set up to assist Genesis fans, by remastering and discharging non-copyright material to the trading community.
SAB – As a Genesis fan since 1976, Dan recorded many shows from local (Philadelphia, PA) FM radio stations through the years. Just soundboards and FM recordings are considered for the program, and they’re remastered almost entirely in the analog domain. Even though it has a very personal meaning to me, for you the Genesis collecting public, it means ‘Soundboard And Broadcast’ Remasters.
Generally, he tries to create improvements in audience recordings, but has also remastered a few radio shows from Pre-FM sources. The main goal is to make audience records exciting and life-like. Coaster Factory also has welcomed guests that also enjoy remastering while Dave manages and does the last touch-up.
This project focuses solely on Peter Gabriel solo records. The releases vary from audience-recordings into soundboard-recordings, from 1977 ’til current, and are remastered. .
GMDVD – This group is intended to provide Genesis and related live/rare DVDs to the masses as cheaply as you can. These include Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Led Zeppelin, Rush, The Rolling Stones, and many others.
PRRP- This project doesn’t only concentrate on Genesis recordings, but also includes other groups in the Prog era. The objective of this Progressive Rock Remastering Project (PRRP) aims to help conserve, restore and enhance these records as far as possible. With modern digital sound engineering equipment lots of these recordings can be made to seem substantially better than the first.
The West Side is James Hendry’s infant. This project focuses on Phil Collins recordings only, and is constantly aiming to release records, which may be considered must-have releases for each Phil fan. Art has been designed by Willem Beens and the remastering is done by Jesper Moonen. TWS releases are available as weeds/vines on the genesis-trades Yahoo group in both FLAC and audio copies. The FLAC-files are master FLACs, so they’re made right from the sound records of the remaster.
The project also needs your help so if you have any footage from UK, European, Australian, New Zealand or South African TV that you recorded yourself, we would like to hear from you!
Steve Hacket Remastering Project – SHRP was launched by Massimo P. in 2001 to transfert with minimal editing (not a very remastering) that the tapes held by Bill Herley; soon I have other fine tapes from others dealers and place on cdrs too; the final releases are in box set form (DVD and cd) and do not have a normal basis.
The Digital Brothers – This project includes a few Genesis fans with professional sound engineering experieice. With this knowledge they take tapes which are in need of recovery and remaster them. Once the displays are remastered they’re sent out for free trade and weeding.
TM Productions – Launched in 1998 and is the brain child of professional audio engineer, Tom. During the initial years none of those shows he remastered were intended for public release. This policy changed in 2005, after he had to realise that some of his work circulated in the trading pool, partly worsened in audio and uncredited of course. Since that time, this group of a single member has quickly attained a good reputation for quality.
11. How do I know who are the good traders or the poor ones?
One of the first places to consider is the Citizens of Hope and Glory website. This listing is updated frequently with great traders and bad ones also. This page can be found here (http://www.volny.cz/genesis-list/) (link now dead)
There are a number of traders pages that also list their private good traders and poor so check them out when you’re browsing trading lists.
When you have any question about a dealer don’t hesitate to ask on the board. We’re all happy to help out.
Today when you think you may have been burnt by a dealer there are a few items to considder:
1. Personal lives (trading is not everything)
2. Post office issues (across the sea and other nations take time)
3. Computer Issues
Now after you believe that has taken enough time and when communication has not worked you should perform an ISO post. It might look like this:
Name it ISO: Name of user
Then I’d just call the person out and say like,
“I was in a trade with this and so for a lot of discs. I have not heard from this person for x days. Does anybody else have some experience with this dealer.”
This way you can find some other responses from those who traded with this individual.
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