Tangerine Dream - Bootlegs
Bootlegs are illegal recordings, either consisting of unreleased material recorded at concerts, studio outtakes and radio or TV concerts, or re-releasing formerly released material. This section features an almost complete list of bootlegs that include music by Tangerine Dream and have been released on vinyl or CD (releases on cassette and CD-R are not featured). Please note the following statement by Tangerine Dream about bootlegs (taken from the F.A.Q. section of the official TD homepage):
"It seems that bootlegs - in numbers which are close to so-called very small limited editions - are part of the fan's world all over the place. It shows the interest lots of fans have in the band's composing and performing creativity. For some people it might be a sensible little investment if you know what to choose. The funny side of the game is definitely over when we start hearing about considerable numbers and commercial sales in record stores and mail-order services. In such cases, TD's legal advisors will give the individual dealer a very hard time - one should think twice before stepping anywhere near the neighborhood of such a risky business."
See also the following stories about bootlegs, featured in Voices In The Net: Bootlegs And Their New Market, Bootleg Variations: Any Colour You Like..., CD-R: The High Tech Version Of A Fan Tape, When Almost Everyone Becomes A Bootlegger..., and, of course, Bootlegged Dreams 2002, the most comprehensive article about TD bootlegs by now.