UFO The Official Bootleg Box Set 1975 to 1985

The Official Bootleg Box Set is a compilation of seven UFO concerts from 1975 to 1985. It covers both the Michael Schenker and Paul Chapman years.

If Strangers In the Night isn’t enough live UFO for you, then this is a great place to turn.

Early versions of the box set went from 1975 to 1982 but it has been extended.

UFO The Official Bootleg Box Set

UFO The Official Bootleg Box Set

I’ve pulled this track listing from the mp3 version from Amazon which seems to include a bonus seventh disk from their Knebworth concert in 1985. I don’t know if the CD box set has been amended.

Strangers In the Night dominates the UFO back catalogue and I’ve marked the tracks that appear on it with SITN so you can see what’s being added and where it’s coming from.

Disc 1 – UFO Live At Record Plant, NYC 1975

  1. Intro – 1:12
  2. Let It Roll – 5:01 (SITN – originally on the studio album Force It)
  3. Doctor Doctor – 5:15 (SITN – Phenomenon)
  4. Oh My – 4:12 (Phenomenon)
  5. Built For Comfort – 4:37 (Phenomenon)
  6. Out In The Street – 5:28 (SITN – Force It)
  7. Space Child – 4:43 (Phenomenon)
  8. Mother Mary – 4:38 (SITN – Force It)
  9. All Or Nothing – 4:43
  10. This Kid’s – 4:38  (SITN – Force It)
  11. Shoot Shoot – 3:50  (SITN – Force It)
  12. Rock Bottom – 9:03 (SITN – Phenomenon)

Disc 2: UFO Live At The Roundhouse, London 25th April 1976

  1. Can You Roll Her – 3:10    (No Heavy Petting)
  2. Doctor Doctor – 5:23 (SITN – Phenomenon)
  3. Oh My – 4:14 (Phenomenon)
  4. Out In The Street – 5:30  (SITN – Force It)
  5. Highway Lady – 5:01 (No Heavy Petting)
  6. I’m A Loser – 4:57 (SITN – No Heavy Petting)
  7. Let It Roll – 4:55 (SITN – Force It)
  8. This Kid’s – 4:35  (SITN – Force It)
  9. Shoot Shoot – 3:55 (SITN – Force It)
  10. Rock Bottom – 10:46 (SITN – Phenomenon)
  11. C’mon Everybody – 8:48 (UFO)
  12. Boogie For George – 9:06  (UFO?)

Disc 3: UFO Live At The Roundhouse, London 2nd April 1977

  1. Lights Out – 5:23 (SITN – Lights Out)
  2. Gettin’ Ready – 3:57 (Lights Out)
  3. Love To Love – 7:37 (SITN – Lights Out)
  4. On With The Action – 4:57 (No Heavy Petting)
  5. Try Me – 5:05 (Lights Out)
  6. Too Hot To Handle – 4:48 (SITN – Lights Out)
  7. Out In The Street – 5:43 (SITN – Force It)
  8. This Kid’s – 4:17 (SITN – Force It)
  9. Shoot Shoot – 3:36 (SITN – Force It)
  10. Rock Bottom – 11:19 (SITN – Phenomenon)
  11. Let It Roll – 5:40 (SITN – Force It)
  12. C’mon Everybody – 8:36 (UFO)

Disc 4: UFO Live In Cleveland, Ohio 1978

  1. Hot ‘n’ Ready – 3:49 (SITN – Obsession)
  2. Pack It Up (And Go) – 3:29 (Obsession)
  3. Cherry – 4:01 (SITN – Obsession)
  4. Let It Roll – 5:03 (SITN – Force It)
  5. Love To Love – 8:59 (SITN – Lights Out)
  6. Natural Thing – 3:46 (SITN – No Heavy Petting)
  7. Out In The Street – 5:10 (SITN – Force It)
  8. Only You Can Rock Me – 4:27 (SITN – Obsession)
  9. On With The Action – 5:15 (No Heavy Petting)
  10. Doctor Doctor – 5:23 (SITN – Phenomenon)
  11. I’m A Loser – 4:25 (SITN – No Heavy Petting)
  12. Lights Out – 6:07 (SITN – Lights Out)
  13. Rock Bottom – 11:04 (SITN – Phenomenon)

Michael Schenker left when their American tour finished in October 1978 and Paul Chapman replaced him.

Disc 5: UFO Live In Hammersmith 1981

  1. Chains Chains – 3:32 (The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent)
  2. Long Gone – 4:33 (The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent)
  3. Cherry – 4:16 (SITN – Obsession)
  4. Only You Can Rock Me – 4:15 (SITN – Obsession)
  5. No Place To Run – 4:36 (No Place to Run)
  6. Love To Love – 8:18 (SITN – Lights Out)
  7. Makin’ Moves – 5:38 (The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent)
  8. Mystery Train – 6:05 (No Place to Run)
  9. Lights Out – 12:25 (SITN – Lights Out)

Disc 6: UFO Live In Hammersmith ‘BBC In Concert’ 1982

  1. We Belong To The Night – 4:20 (Mechanix)
  2. Let It Rain – 2:59 (Mechanix)
  3. Long Gone – 4:52 (The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent)
  4. The Wild, The Willing And The Innocent – 4:55 (The Wild, the Willing and the
  5. Innocent)
  6. Only You Can Rock Me – 4:21 (SITN – Obsession)
  7. No Place To Run – 5:13 (No Place to Run)
  8. Love To Love – 8:18 (SITN – Lights Out)
  9. Doing It All For You – 3:58 (Mechanix)
  10. Makin’ Moves – 4:48 (The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent)
  11. Too Hot To Handle – 6:16 (SITN – Lights Out)
  12. Mystery Train – 8:37 (No Place to Run)

The band broke up in 1993 but were reformed two years later. By then Paul Chapman had been replaced by Tommy McClendon.

Disc 7: UFO Live At Knebworth 22nd June 1985

  1. Blinded By A Lie – 4:34 (Making Contact)
  2. Heavens Gate – 5:12 (Misdemeanor)
  3. Wreckless – 6:26 (Misdemeanor)
  4. Love To Love – 7:40 (SITN – Lights Out)
  5. Night Run – 5:43 (Misdemeanor)
  6. Only You Can Rock Me – 6:46 (SITN – Obsession)
  7. Lights Out – 5:57 (SITN – Lights Out)
  8. Doctor Doctor – 8:52 (SITN – Phenomenon)

This is exactly the type of box set I would like groups to create to showcase their live performances. I’d also like the albums to be made available individually for the less dedicated fan who want to cherry-pick particularly good performances.

The domination of the Michael Schenker period in UFO’s history is clear from the set lists of these live recordings. It also shows how Strangers in The Night was put together at the perfect time for UFO and why it is the album to get if you just want a bit of UFO.

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Buying UFO The Official Bootleg Box Set

It is available from Amazon.comAmazon.co.ukiTuneseBay

These links will help you get to the albums quickly and easily but I recommend that you still search for the best deal.

Whilst I don’t want this much live UFO, I have thought about buying the Michael Schenker era songs where there isn’t a live version on Strangers In The Night.

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