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On my first trip to New York in the mid 00’s I spent a lot of time in the book and record shops I hear have been swept away by gentrification and rising rates. Already a keen Bobhead I was delighted to find an original copy of ‘Genuine Live 66’ for 100 dollars which was around 60 quid.
Genuine Live 66 released by the Japanese Scorpio label in 2000 is perhaps the greatest single unofficial document of all. Housed in a deluxe box set, gatefold hard cardboard sleeves made to look like replicas of LPs, with full colour inners, pressed on “gold CDs” with Mobile Fidelity type labels, plus 3 postcards, Cd sized replicas of tour programmes, press clippings plus a fold out tour poster. It made the official Manchester set released two years previous look slapdash. Titles like ‘A NIghtly Ritual’, ‘A Children’s Crusade’ , ‘While The Establishment Burns’, ‘A Phoenix In April’ all taken from articles, reviews, rumoured unreleased songs only give the set extra class
And the music therein, maybe not for the best sources we have now but then these were just revelatory to those not in covert collectors » Continue Reading.