I learn new things about record collecting all the time. I do not always know when something is a bootleg or not. I found an LP in Portland, OR that could be a bootleg, but perhaps it isn’t.
HOLGER CZUKAY “Music Is A Mracle” (2011) is the LP in question today. The cover says it’s limited to 777 copies (of which I found copy #720). The label says it’s Claremont 56 Records. It has a very nice inner-sleeve, too. “At the age of 43 Holger Czukay was working on a message for his fans. He kept it unreleased for 30 years.” – it sounds like a side-long LP made for the “On The Way To The Peak Of Normal” LP, telling you exactly what is on this LP.
I went to Germany around this time, and I knew nothing about this! But is it a bootleg? Or did Mr. Czukay license it to Claremont 56 Records all these years later? No matter – it is an amusing LP! And it would be like Mr. Czukay to make such an LP. Perhaps EMI Germany did not want to press this LP at the time?
The B-Side of this LP is “Ode To Perfume Part 2”. I listened to it – and it’s definitely not what is on “On The Way To The Peak Of Normal”! It’s after “Ode To Perfume”, and it definitely sounds ‘made from tapes’.
As with most of Mr. Czukay’s stuff, I wish there was more information, but that’s about it.