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Does anyone have the Ritz 88 gig on vinyl or know which version out there is the best? There seems to be a few however most have an incomplete track list. The New York New York vinyl has good sound I gather.

Why on earth this hasn’t been released officially is utterly bizarre.

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1 hour ago, DTJ80 said:

Why on earth this hasn’t been released officially is utterly bizarre.

Seriously... It would be so easy for them to do and they could have done it to coincide with the Appetite Box Set.. I would LOVE a remastered, completely unedited version of this complete show on Blu Ray.. Now that the tour has died down I hope that they are working behind the scenes to get us some vintage stuff out there for us. For a band this big, they really haven't released squat from the classic era.

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40 minutes ago, Tom-Ass said:

Seriously... It would be so easy for them to do and they could have done it to coincide with the Appetite Box Set.. I would LOVE a remastered, completely unedited version of this complete show on Blu Ray.. Now that the tour has died down I hope that they are working behind the scenes to get us some vintage stuff out there for us. For a band this big, they really haven't released squat from the classic era.

I know - it’s left to hardcore fans to create edits etc to tide us over. Surely the masters must still be at MTV somewhere - or better still, the actual recordings by Westwood  used for the radio broadcast.

Totally agree there is so little official live material of this time. 99% of bands churn out stuff most folk could do without but GNR seem to hold back where there is a genuine ‘appetite.....’ for it. Literally - people willingly to part with cash to get stuff and yet nothing!!!!

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48 minutes ago, DTJ80 said:

Surely the masters must still be at MTV somewhere - or better still, the actual recordings by Westwood  used for the radio broadcast.

I think it was stated that during the Appetite Remaster Listening party Fernando hosted that they wee airing the RITZ show on video.  I also believe it was unedited. Not 100% on that though. 

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I have one that sounds great but I don't know what pressing it is. I won't be back home til Monday but shoot me a PM next week and I'll send you a pic 

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2 hours ago, RussTCB said:

I have one that sounds great but I don't know what pressing it is. I won't be back home til Monday but shoot me a PM next week and I'll send you a pic 

Cheers 👍

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17 hours ago, Tom-Ass said:

Seriously... It would be so easy for them to do and they could have done it to coincide with the Appetite Box Set.. I would LOVE a remastered, completely unedited version of this complete show on Blu Ray.. Now that the tour has died down I hope that they are working behind the scenes to get us some vintage stuff out there for us. For a band this big, they really haven't released squat from the classic era.

Compared to say the stones, i agree with.

11 hours ago, megaguns1982 said:

Personally I’d much rather a few live concerts from the 87-88 era in high quality video than the remastered afd.

Agree and 91 to 93 for me and that includes those theatre shows.

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7 hours ago, Sydney Fan said:

Compared to say the stones, i agree with.

Agree and 91 to 93 for me and that includes those theatre shows.

shows from 87, 88, 91 and 93 would be a dream come true

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19 hours ago, brad_k said:

Are there any out there without the censored parts?

I am almost positive that there is.  I have/had a bootleg cassette and I am 99% sure that it is unedited. 

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2 hours ago, Tom-Ass said:

I am almost positive that there is.  I have/had a bootleg cassette and I am 99% sure that it is unedited. 

I thought so too but I have yet to find an LP that's uncensored, which is a bummer. I love the sound of mine but it's annoying it's censored. At least it just drops out though, it's not the super annoying BLEEEEEEEEP sound that I've heard on other versions. 

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I don't think there's a version on which the speech before out ta get me isn't censored? All versions have the word "shit" edited in. And "fuck off" in it's so easy is also removed in every release? 

You damn Americans censor every bad word :facepalm::P

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5 minutes ago, BadApples99 said:

I don't think there's a version on which the speech before out ta get me isn't censored? All versions have the word "shit" edited in. And "fuck off" in it's so easy is also removed in every release? 

You damn Americans censor every bad word :facepalm::P

I will have to see if I still have my cassette at home.  I feel like I remember hearing those song intro's in full. 

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19 hours ago, Tom-Ass said:

I will have to see if I still have my cassette at home.  I feel like I remember hearing those song intro's in full. 

My old cassette is MIA. I found a few other old Guns boots though while looking for it. I actually bought a 15 dollar tape head cleaner on amazon last to cut down the chance if them getting eaten while I listen to them lol. 

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