Earlier today I shipped off my collection of Pink Floyd-related, Eric Clapton, Queen and David Bowie bootlegs. They were purchased by someone who is a dealer in used bootlegs.

I kept my collection of ELP, Yes, Asia, Carl Palmer and King Crimson–because of my long standing affection for these artists. Like, since I was six years old, when the Trilogy album was newly released.

This doesn’t affect the operation of Purple Hippies. I still have (and am still collecting) Purple and Sabbath-related bootlegs, which I will continue to share here.

When I make a decision, I believe in executing fast. Just go.


I am feeling like a “minimalist” today, and am further reducing my ‘obligations’. There is nothing wrong, no bad feelings. But I have made ‘private’ for now.

That does mean I may revive in the future. At least, I am keeping that option open.

My gratitude…

I regret that I must begin this post on a negative note.

In other forums I see people daily who are ‘officially’ contemptuous of what I do and what I am sharing here and at SpinsterBootlegs. And at the same time those same people are downloading my bootleg shares as fast as they can.

This is *only* happening at SpinsterBootlegs, and the places where the bootlegs from that site are so eagerly grabbed.

I thank you all again for your sincere interest and appreciation of what I do here. And for your respect for both what I am doing and the bootlegs I am sharing.

I don’t know what the future of my other site, SpinsterBootlegs, will be.

But at, I am here to stay. I remain motivated by the interest and gratitude you show me.

Deep Purple 1985-05-16 Budokan Night 1985 (Shakuntala)

Deep Purple
Nippon Budokan Hall
Tokyo, Japan

Budokan Night 1985

Audience recording

Extracted to FLAC from original Pro CD-Rs via EZ CD Audio Converter

101 Highway Star
102 Nobody’s Home
103 Strange Kind Of Woman
104 Blues
105 A Gypsy’s Kiss
106 Perfect Strangers
107 Under The Gun
108 Lazy
201 Child In Time
202 Knocking At Your Back Door
203 Difficult To Cure
204 Organ Solo
205 Space Truckin’
206 Woman From Tokyo
207 Black Night

Artwork included.

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Shared by the PurpleHippie at on 2020-06-08

Thank you…

I wish to say thank you to all of my readers here at Purple Hippies. I always appreciate your comments and kind thanks.

I also wish to specifically thank two of you: “Linda B.”, who has always been so generous in sharing her *deep* knowledge of Black Sabbath recordings, and her evaluations of the bootlegs I’ve posted. Even when delivering “bad news” (i.e. something is lossless, and/or an inferior source), she has been unfailingly polite and respectful. I have learned a lot from you Linda!

And to “chicolino“, I wish to thank you for your insightful comments on the musical performances on the Rainbow bootlegs. It is very rare in the various communities where ROIO recordings are shared for someone to take the time to share their comments on the actual *music*!

(And I hope neither of you objects to the public mention–but I really do appreciate both of you and your contributions to this site via your comments!)

Defects On Bootlegs

Sadly, I have to report that the defects in the filesets posted for both the Rainbow Munich 1977 DVD and the Rebirth Complete Shows are defects that exist on the bootlegs themselves (at least the instances of these two bootlegs that I own).

This does happen sometimes, even on major labels such as EVSD — I have seen reports of at least two instances where EVSD issued replacement CDs due to defects in their initial pressings of bootlegs.

The bottom line: I have deleted both of the affected bootlegs from this site.

I have to say, that I have been very fortunate: I have posted approximately 700 bootlegs that I personally own at Purple Hippies,, and Spinster Bootlegs. I consider myself lucky that only two bootlegs have been defective.