B'z OFFICIAL BOOTLEG

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B'z OFFICIAL BOOTLEG
Home Video by B'z
Released September 21, 1998
Format VHS
Label B-VISION
Producer Tak Matsumoto

B'z OFFICIAL BOOTLEG is a home video by B'z, mailed exclusively to B'z PARTY fanclub members in September 1998 in commemoration of the band's 10th anniversary. It is the first of its kind, being followed by another with 2008's B'z Official Bootleg Hidden Treasure ~Typhoon No.20~. Neither video has been released in any other form.

The video contains highlights of select performances and behind the scenes moments from the band's history to that time, including material never before witnessed elsewhere. Uniquely, the video features picture-in-picture commentary from B'z throughout for most of its segments. The content ranges from otherwise unreleased LIVE-GYM footage, particularly from their early tours that have never been released in full on home video, as well as clips from their music videos along with behind-the-scenes footage in many cases. Additionally, a number of noteworthy MC sessions are highlighted and sampled from throughout the band's history. Most of the included performances are in lengthy clip form, though none are of complete length.

Released in 1998, much of the footage was being screened to the public for the first time. In the years since, some of the performances have been released in full on more widely-available packages, such as the performances of "FIREBALL" and "DEEP KISS" being staples of the 2008 DVD set B'z LIVE-GYM Hidden Pleasure ~Typhoon No.20~ that compiled hours of previously-unreleased live footage.

Track listing

B'z OFFICIAL BOOTLEG Opening

B'z LIVE-GYM #00 "OFF THE LOCK" (1988.06.05)

B'z LIVE-GYM "BREAK THROUGH" (1990.05.09)

★ Available in full on B'z COMPLETE SINGLE BOX
★ Music video available in full on B'z The Best XXV 1988-1998

B'z LIVE-GYM '90~'91 "RISKY" (1991.01.31)

B'z LIVE-GYM "Pleasure'91" (1991.07.19)

★ Available partially on JUST ANOTHER LIFE

B'z LIVE-GYM '91~'92 "IN THE LIFE" (1992.04.23)

B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure'92 "TIME" (1992.08.20)

★ Available in full on B'z LIVE-GYM Hidden Pleasure ~Typhoon No.20~

B'z LIVE-GYM '93 "RUN" (1993.06.17)

B'z WAVE-GYM

  • Backstage footage of B'z as they broadcast as part of their former radio program, B'z WAVE-GYM.

B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure'93 "JAP THE RIPPER" (1993.07.31)

★ Available in full on LIVE RIPPER
★ Available in full on LIVE RIPPER

B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES" (1994.11.23)

Although an on-screen infographic indicates the footage is from the November 23, 1994 show, that of "Sweet Lil' Devil" is sourced from earlier in the year during B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part1-".

★ Music video available in full on B'z The Best XXV 1988-1998

B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure'95 "BUZZ!!" (1995.08.25)

★ Available in full on "BUZZ!!" THE MOVIE
★ Available in full on "BUZZ!!" THE MOVIE
★ Music video available in full on B'z The Best XXV 1988-1998

B'z LIVE-GYM '96 "Spirit LOOSE" (1996.05.22)

  • CLIP: Spirit LOOSE OPENING MOVIE & MAKING OF
★ Available in full on B'z LIVE-GYM Hidden Pleasure ~Typhoon No.20~
★ Available in full on B'z LIVE-GYM Hidden Pleasure ~Typhoon No.20~

B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure'97 "FIREBALL" (1997.04.02)

The on-screen infographic erroneously indicates the footage is from the April 4, 1997 show in Osaka Dome. B'z LIVE-GYM Hidden Pleasure ~Typhoon No.20~ indicates that the footage was actually recorded on March 23, 1997 in Tokyo Dome.

★ Available in full on B'z LIVE-GYM Hidden Pleasure ~Typhoon No.20~
★ Available in full on B'z LIVE-GYM Hidden Pleasure ~Typhoon No.20~
  • CLIP: Calling MUSIC VIDEO CLIP & MAKING OF
★ Music video available in full on B'z The Best XXV 1988-1998

B'z LIVE-GYM '98 "SURVIVE" (1998.06.03)

★ Available in full on B'z LIVE-GYM Hidden Pleasure ~Typhoon No.20~

Closing Montage & Chronology

Sales data

No. Cover Home Video Physical Copies Sold Chart Positions Certification
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