From Cover to Vinyl - The Artistry of Elvis Bootlegs
When Bootleg Elvis appeared in 2012, it sold out almost immediately, and became an instant favorite of Presley collectors all over the world, most calling it the Bootleg Bible. Since then, additional rare bootleg titles have been discovered, not to mention many unexpected variations of some classic albums.
So … it seemed to be time for a new and updated look at this world. Whereas Bootleg Elvis mainly relied on text to tell the story, this new edition chooses to focus on photographs. Using the 2012 classic as a reference point, the publisher decided to feature scans of every cover, label, piece of vinyl and insert for you. This will make it easy to identify each and every pressing and variation. They also decided to split the original book into two volumes. In the first, every known bootleg 7" and 10" record will be noted. The second will cover all the wonderful 12" releases and is scheduled for a Summer 2019 release.
In Bootleg Elvis, some of the original bootleggers were given space to recount the ins and outs of making their releases a reality.
This time they allowed the FBI some equal time, and let you see their side of the story were able to lay hands on a massive collection of FBI files regarding the Presley bootleg industry, and will share the best of that material, for the first time ever, in this book.
For example, in the first volume we’ll show how the FBI prepared for the infamous August 14, 1980 bootleg raid in Memphis …
It soon became known as Black Thursday.