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The Record Vault – Aerosmith Addition

I’m still unpacking a lot of stuff from my house move in 2010. I’m a slow unpacker, but a pretty good packer when it comes to moving out.

So there is a box with DVD’s in it and since I’ve covered some of the bands already in previous Record Vault posts, I had to do some extra additions, for completeness. There will be Anvil, Black Label Society And Sabbath additions to come.

I missed this “Live In Philadelphia” from Aerosmith. The notes on the DVD state, it was recorded live at “The Spectrum”, Philadelphia, PA, January 19th. 1990.

This is the “Pump” tour even though the cover states, “Live In Philadelphia – Permanent Vacation”.

The set list is a combination of the “PUMP” and “Permanent Vacation” albums and a select best of, from their 70’s output.

I got this DVD from a shop in Eastern Europe for $8AUD. The shop actually had a lot of DVD bootlegs and copies of actual CD’s, but not the real/legal CD’s. I even asked our tour guide to ask the shop owner if they had any more bootlegs from other bands, and his response was, “Whatever I want, he can get within 5 minutes via the internet and have it burned and ready in another 5 minutes for me to buy”.

I passed.

And the RIAA reckon stream ripping is a problem.

Also Eastern Europe has a culture of bootlegs. Microsoft set up offices in Serbia and Romania because the company saw that those countries had the most pirated versions of Microsoft Office in circulation, and because of this piracy, they found a very competent and young IT workforce available for cheap labour. Plus these countries have some pretty fast internet speeds.

Anyway, from doing a search on the internet, it was never an official release. There are various versions of this concert released with different covers. And how does it work out that the Japanese bootleg version, has an extra track in “Walk This Way” at Number 21. Even bootlegs get Japanese bonus tracks.

Then again, I can’t really complain, as Australian releases of official CD’s always had bonus tracks as well.

For a bootleg, it’s done well, with the cover and the graphics making it look legit. And the video quality is not as good, but then again it was recorded over 28 years ago from when I purchased it.

You win some and lose some.

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4 thoughts on “The Record Vault – Aerosmith Addition

  1. I bought the audio of this show from Google Play. There music site has a ton of bootlegs which is amazing. You should check it out. It’s exactly like iTunes with the catalog of artists yet it has bootlegs.
    I bought this Aero 1990 show.
    David Lee Roth live 94
    AC/DC live 1988 from Melbourne!

    Pretty decent sound for boots..

  2. I’ve never bought a bootleg DVD before. Hmmm…might have to think about that…probably not, I ‘ll stick with vinyl and maybe some CDs on occasion. Good stuff though!

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