Monkey See” from the upcoming album “Bootleg

Monkey See” from the upcoming album “Bootleg

The concept of the bootlegged recording has existed for over a century. Bootlegs are unofficial recordings sold without the consent of those who hold the rights to the music. There are many kinds of bootleg, ranging from complete forgeries of the official release to copies that intentionally appear different, for example, through their artwork, pressings and formats. The bootlegged product – whether vinyl, cassette or CD – has experienced buoyancy within the music marketplace for the last 40 years or so. Although its popularity faded with the arrival of digital…