Bootleg cross-reference

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This page attempts to cross-reference commercially released and privately traded named bootleg recordings to the corresponding recording available on the wiki. This page is a work-in-progress and woefully underrepresents the number of commercial and named bootlegs in existence at the time of this writing. Bootlegs are referred to by name specifically in order to improve searchability (in the hopes that a fan searching for a bootleg by name on a search engine will locate the recording available freely on the wiki instead), and bootleg names are linked to the Discogs information for "all variants" of a given bootleg, where available.

Please do not purchase bootlegs (except for the purposes of liberating a bootleg) as your monetary support goes only toward the bootleggers and not the band! DM Live does not condone or support the purchase or creation of commercial bootlegs.

It is evident that a number of recent bootlegs use content freely available on this wiki, complete with blatant copy & paste of descriptions and metadata, with formatting often unchanged. DM Live is not involved with any bootleg labels and any similarity to content which is freely available on this wiki is done out of laziness, greed, and lack of creativity by the bootleg label.

Commercial bootlegs
Tour Bootleg name Maps to Wiki source Wiki source superior? Reason for superiority
1980 Tour Bridgehouse 1980-10-30 Bridge House, London, England, UK/Source 1 Unknown generation audience cassette Yes Correct running order & one more song; higher fidelity
1980 Tour A Nice Surprise 1980-11-14 Technical College, Southend-On-Sea, Essex, England, UK/Source 1 Unknown generation audience cassette Yes Higher fidelity
1981 Tour Live At Crocs Night Club June 27, 1981 1981-06-27 Crocs, Rayleigh, Essex, England, UK/Source 1 First-generation soundboard cassette
(flat transfer)
Yes Significantly higher fidelity;
no harmful noise reduction or EQ
1982 See You Tour Toys 1982-02-21 Tiffany's, Glasgow, Scotland, UK/Source 1 Master FM broadcast cassette Yes Extremely high fidelity
1983-1984 Construction Time Again Tour Hysterika
On The Crest Of A Wave
1984-03-06 Orfeo Music Hall, Milan, Italy/Source 1 First-generation audience cassette
(master tape is confirmed to have been recorded over)
Yes Higher fidelity