"Searching For A Gem"

Bob Dylan's Officially Released Rarities and Obscurities

Audio: 1966: Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?

All the songs listed in the Official Rarities section are cross-referenced by song title in these alphabetical pages.
A-E F-J K-O P-S T-Z


Advert from "Billboard" magazine, USA, 25 Dec 1965, picture from billboard.com

This page contains all 1966 7" singles/EPs with Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? It has been separated from 1966 because of the length of that page. "Blonde On Blonde" album releases with rarities and the major 1966 Dylan 7" singles/EPs with rarities are now listed here:

Home ] Up ] 1966 Blonde On Blonde Rarities ] [ 1966 Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? ] 1966 I Want You ] 1966 Just Like A Woman ] 1966 Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat ] 1966 One Of Us Must Know ] 1966 Rainy Day Women ]

If you have any entries to add to the list or additions/corrections to existing entries, please let me know! Please note I cannot value your Dylan rarities - see the Mission page for reasons why. Contact the dealers on my Trading page for assistance!

 Revised: 21 February, 2017.


"Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?" - 8" mono acetate, Columbia CO 87184 (USA), Dec 1965:

R-0530  Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? - slightly longer version than that released as a single in Jan 1966

Confirmation of this item required! If it exists, it's still a rarity.


"Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?" - 8" & 12" stereo acetates, Columbia CO 87184 (USA), Dec 1965:

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Photograph from eBay
R-0513 Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? - stereo version, officially unreleased until 2015

The left-hand acetate has an "audiodisc" generic label and typed text. It was manufactured for Columbia by Capitol Magnetics, Winchester, VA. The right-hand acetate has a generic label from Columbia Recording Studios, Nashville, TN, with red handwriting. The length is shown as 3:37.

On his Electric Dylan site Roger Ford says: "Here the ten seconds of extended play-out in the stereo mix do at least give us a little bit more singing by Dylan - a sort of hummed blues riff in between his blasts on the "police car" whistle, plus a shout just as the track fades."


Scan by Gerhard Schinzel

Unfortunately this stereo version did not appear (even in very poor quality) on a CBS Spanish single in 1972 as previously misreported. The performance available on Masterpieces (1978) and Biograph (1985, remastered CD release 1997) and the 2000 Essential Bob Dylan/Ultimate Bob Dylan compilations is from the original single and still in mono!

The single version released in Nov 2015 on the 18CD Collector's Edition of The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (CD10, track 12) is in stereo and has been remixed from the original tapes. R-0513 will still remain a rarity, because of the limited availability of this massive set.

Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for finding the audiodisc acetate on eBay and to Gerhard Schinzel for the scan of the Columbia acetate.


"Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?"/"Highway 61 Revisited" - promo and commercial 7" mono singles, Columbia 4-43477 (USA), Dec 1965/Jan 1966:
For an early version of Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? released by mistake in the USA, see 1965.

Columbia 4-43477 (USA), Dec 1965/Jan 1966:


Columbia 4-43477 (USA) - A-side of promo single with handwritten date, scan by Renaud Depierreux

Dylan discographies give the US release date as 27 Dec 1965, but members of the internet newsgroup rec.music.dylan disputed this date, claiming the single was not in record stores until Jan 1966. According to Hans Seegers, 27 Dec 1965 is the date the US single was released for airplay (see the stamp on the B-side of the promo Columbia single), not to stores, while Renaud Depierreux's promo single has a handwritten date of "12-18-65" (18 Dec 1965), which is even earlier. Renaud's single has matrix numbers: Side A - JZSP 112316-1F, Side B - JZSP 112315-1F, the same as the numbers beneath the catalogue number on both sides. Some US promo copies were mislabelled and had the B-side label on both sides even though the A-side played "Crawl" correctly.


Columbia 4-43477 (USA) - detail of A-side of promo single with handwritten date, scan by Renaud Depierreux


Columbia 4-43477 (USA) - B-side of promo single with handwritten date, scan by Renaud Depierreux

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Columbia 4-43477 (USA) - A-side of promo single, scan by Hans Seegers

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Columbia 4-43477 (USA) - B-side of promo single with date stamp, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia 4-43477 (USA) - detail of B-side of promo single with date stamp, scan by Hans Seegers

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Columbia 4-43477 (USA) - A-side of commercial single, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia 4-43477 (USA) - detail of A-side of commercial single, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia 4-43477 (USA) -B-side of commercial single, scan by Manuel García Jara (R-0488)

The B-side, Highway 61 Revisited, is the mono album version (3:20), slightly shorter than the stereo album version (3:28). This was a rarity (R-0488), but is now included on the mono release of Highway 61 Revisited as part of the 9CD set The Original Mono Recordings in Oct 2010. This single was re-released in Nov 2011 in a boxed set of four 7" mono vinyl singles. The sleeve used the CBS Denmark front design, see below, while the labels had a similar design to that of the CDs in the 9CD mono set with a "365 SOUND"/MONO/arrows logo.

R-0488-2 Highway 61 Revisited - mono version on B-side of single (3:20), same as mono album version but slightly shorter than stereo album version (3:28)
R-0488 is included on the mono release of Highway 61 Revisited as part of the 9CD set The Original Mono Recordings in Oct 2010, so is no longer a rarity. Full details of this single are now here.

Columbia 43477 (USA), 2010s:


"Columbia 43477" (USA) - possible fake front photo by Francisco Lima

Thanks to Francisco Lima for finding a picture sleeve for "Columbia 43477" with what looks like a copy of the original 7" single. Hans Seegers thinks this is not contemporary, and it is almost certainly unauthorised by Columbia. Peter Denzler has found another "43477" sleeve, which again may be a fake, but this time the photos are contemporary.


"Columbia 43477" (USA) - possible fake rear photo by Francisco Lima


Columbia 4-43477 (USA) - possible fake front scan by Peter Denzler


Columbia 4-43477 (USA) - possible fake rear scan by Peter Denzler

Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-4/4-43477 (USA), 2011:


Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-4/4-43477 (USA) - front scan by Augie Krater (2011 release)

This single was re-released in Nov 2011 in a boxed set of four 7" mono vinyl singles. It uses the 1965 US sleeve but this was poorly reproduced - both the 2011 and 1965 scans are by Augie Krater and you can see the 1965 sleeve is cleaner and brighter, while the labels had a similar design to that of the CDs in the 9CD mono set The Original Mono Recordings released in Oct 2010 with a "365 SOUND"/MONO/arrows logo.


Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-4/4-43477 (USA) - rear scan by Augie Krater (2011 release)


Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-4/4-43477 (USA) - A-side scan by Augie Krater (2011 release)

Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-4/4-43477 (USA) - B-side scan by Augie Krater (2011 release)

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-(SV)4 (USA), 6 Nov 2015:


Columbia/Legacy 8887512440211 (USA) - photo from bobdylan.com

The 18CD Collector's Edition of The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 - Bob Dylan 1965-1966 The Cutting Edge includes nine of the mono 7" singles released in 1965 and 1966 with new picture sleeves and a "leopard-skin" spindle with which to play the singles. Columbia 4-43477 from Jan 1966 is included as Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-(SV)4 with the US commercial single labels. The front is from the Italian single release CBS 1900 but the rear is modelled on the rear of the US album Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits.


Columbia/Legacy 8887512440211 (USA) - front of box (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy 8887512440211 (USA) - "leopard-skin" spindle

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-SV4 (USA) - front (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-SV4 (USA) - rear

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-SV4 (USA) - detail of rear

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-4 (USA) - A-side

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-4 (USA) - detail of A-side

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-4 (USA) - B-side with title mistake

Thanks to Fred Muller for spotting that the B-side record label of the Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?/Highway 61 Revisited single lists the song title wrongly as "Highway 61". The sleeve of the original Italian single implies that Highway 61 Revisited is the A-side but Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? is this single A-side, although Highway 61 Revisited was the A-side of the original Italian single.

Thanks to Larry Crum, Hans Seegers, Renaud Depierreux and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?"/"Highway 61 Revisited" - 7" mono single, Columbia 4-43477 (Canada), Jan 1966:

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Columbia 4-43477 (Canada) - A-side of commercial single, scan by Hans Seegers

The Canadian single was made in Canada and had orange Columbia labels. It did not come in a picture sleeve.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


Columbia 4-43477 (Canada) - detail of A-side of commercial single, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia 4-43477 (Canada) - B-side of commercial single, scan by Manuel García Jara

"Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?"/"Highway 61 Revisited" - 7" mono single, CBS 201900 (UK), 14 Jan 1966:


CBS 201900 (UK) - acetate A-side scan by Arie de Reus
The European release date was definitely Jan 1966 or later - this is supported by the fact that the UK single labels below have the text "(P) 1966" and the Dutch single labels below has the text "Recording first published 1966" (Highway 61 Revisited is listed as first published 1965, as you would expect). Also, the French test pressing is dated 5 Jan 1966 and the UK acetate on the right is dated 14 Jan 1966.


CBS 201900 (UK) - acetate A-side photo by Bruce Mulle


CBS 201900 (UK) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (promo release with push-out centre)


CBS 201900 (UK) - detail of A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (promo release)

CBS 201900 (UK) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (promo release with push-out centre)

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CBS 201900 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release with push-out centre)


CBS 201900 (UK) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release with push-out centre)

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CBS 201900 (UK) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release with push-out centre)


CBS 201900 (UK) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release with solid centre)


CBS 201900 (UK) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release with solid centre)

Shown above left is a 7" single-sided metal acetate of the A-side of CBS 201900 (UK). Because there's a hole punched through the metal of Arie's copy it's not possible to read the release date. Bruce Mulle has a copy of the same acetate where the release dated in 14 Jan 1966, with "14/1" added in red marker pen, with all the other variable information typewritten. Bruce's copy comes in a generic CBS UK 7" sleeve. Both acetate labels have suffered damage from glue leaking through.

The promo UK single was available with a push-out centre only. The commercial UK single was available with a push-out centre and a solid centre. Some copies of the UK single are reported to have had a picture sleeve, but this may well have been one of two "generic" Highway 61 Revisited sleeves sold in 1965 - for illustrations of these generic sleeves provided by Hans Seegers see 7" Singles Sleeves. Other European releases had picture sleeves as shown below. As stated above, the B-side R-0488 is included on the mono release of Highway 61 Revisited as part of the 9CD set The Original Mono Recordings in Oct 2010, so is no longer a rarity.

Some copies of the UK single are reported to have had a picture sleeve, but this may well have been one of two "generic" Highway 61 Revisited sleeves sold in 1965 - for illustrations of these generic sleeves provided by Hans Seegers see 7" Singles Sleeves. Other European releases had picture sleeves as shown below.

Thanks to Arie de Reus, Hans Seegers and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?"/"Highway 61 Revisited" - 7" mono singles, CBS 1900 (France), 5 Jan 1966:

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CBS 1900 (France), jukebox single - front scan by Hans Seegers (first variant - large "?" under "N")

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CBS 1900 (France), jukebox single - front scan by Hans Seegers (second variant - small "?" under "N")


CBS 1900 (France), jukebox single - rear scan by Hans Seegers (same as CBS 2144 from 1965)

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CBS 1900 (France), jukebox single - A-side scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 1900 (France), jukebox single - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (misprint with CBS logo, etc., missing!)

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CBS 1900 (France), jukebox single - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (corrected)

Hans Seegers has a test pressing of this French CBS 1900 single with white labels with “5 Janv 1966 1176” rubber stamped. It has the first picture sleeve shown with the large "?". The former R-0488 is included on the mono release of Highway 61 Revisited as part of the 9CD set The Original Mono Recordings in Oct 2010, so is no longer a rarity.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?"/"Highway 61 Revisited" - 7" mono singles, CBS 1.900 (NL), 21 Feb 1966:
I previously listed the release date of this single as Jan 1966, the same as the UK release date, but Tom Willems says the book "Hypnotist Collectors" by Jean-Louis Dréau and Robert Schlockoff (Média Presse, France, 1989) gives the release date as 21 Feb 1966. The single did not enter the Dutch charts, so they're no help.

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CBS 1.900 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers (all variants, rear is the same)

The former R-0488 is included on the mono release of Highway 61 Revisited as part of the 9CD set The Original Mono Recordings in Oct 2010, so is no longer a rarity.
CBS 1.900 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1A - others have the same text)


CBS 1.900 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1A - "1966" (correct), "45 RPM")

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CBS 1.900 (NL) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1A)

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CBS 1.900 (NL) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (variants 1A and 2A)


CBS 1.900 (NL) - detail of B-side, scan by Hans Seegers (variants 1A and 2A - "1965" (correct), "45 RPM")


CBS 1.900 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1B - "1966" (correct), "45 RPM" further right)

CBS 1.900 (NL) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1B)

CBS 1.900 (NL) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1B)

CBS 1.900 (NL) - detail of B-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1B - "1966" (incorrect), "45 RPM" left aligned)

CBS 1.900 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1C - "1966" (correct), "45 RPM" left aligned)

CBS 1.900 (NL) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1C)

CBS 1.900 (NL) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1C)

CBS 1.900 (NL) - detail of B-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1B - "1966" (incorrect), "45 RPM" left aligned)


CBS 1.900 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Tom Willems (variant 2A - "1965" (incorrect), "45 RPM", B-side is the same as variant 1A)


CBS 1.900 (NL) - A-side scan by Tom Willems (variant 2A)


CBS 1.900 (NL) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2B)

CBS 1.900 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2B - "1965" (incorrect), "45 RPM" left aligned)


CBS 1.900 (NL) - detail of B-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2B - "1965" (correct), "45 RPM" left aligned)


CBS 1.900 (NL) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2B)

CBS 1.900 (NL) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2C)

CBS 1.900 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2C - "1965" (incorrect), "45 RPM" left aligned)


CBS 1.900 (NL) - detail of B-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2C - "1965" (correct), "45 RPM" slightly right)


CBS 1.900 (NL) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2C)


CBS 1.900 (NL) - A-side scan by Tom Willems (variant 3)


CBS 1.900 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Tom Willems (variant 3 - "1966" (correct), "45 rpm")


CBS 1.900 (NL) - detail of B-side, scan by Tom Willems (variant 3 - "1966" (incorrect), "45 rpm"

CBS 1.900 (NL) - B-side scan by Tom Willems (variant 3)

This release has three main label variants as follows:

  1. Left of centre hole: publication date on A-side "1966", publication information printed immediately below time.
    Right of centre hole: catalogue number is shown as "1.900", playing speed shown as "45 RPM"
    three sub-variants as shown

  2. Left of centre hole: publication date on A-side "1965", publication information printed immediately below time.
    Right of centre hole: catalogue number is shown as "1.900", playing speed shown as "45 RPM" (B-side same as variant 1 with "1966")
    three sub variants as shown

  3. Left of centre hole: publication date on A-side "1966", publication information printed lower.
    Right of centre hole: catalogue number is shown as "1900", playing speed shown as "45 rpm"

The publication date for the A-side should be "1966" and for the B-side it should be "1965", but it's incorrect on some label variants as shown on the table in red.
 

Variant No A-side date B-side date 45 RPM/45rpm
1A 1966 1965 45 RPM
1B 1966 1966 45 RPM
1C 1966 1966 45 RPM
2A 1965 1965 45 RPM
2B 1965 1965 45 RPM
2C 1965 1965 45 RPM
3 1966 1966 45 rpm

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Tom Willems and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?"/"Highway 61 Revisited" - 7" mono singles, CBS 1900 (West Germany), Jan 1966:

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CBS 1900 (West Germany) - front scan by Hans Seegers
R-0488 is included on the mono release of Highway 61 Revisited as part of the 9CD set The Original Mono Recordings in Oct 2010, so is no longer a rarity.

Hans Seegers' and Manuel García Jara's copies come in a picture sleeve but Augie Krater's copy comes in the generic CBS West Germany sleeve shown. Hans and Augie's records have the same record labels, but the labels of Manuel's copy have the text below the centre hole printed much lower so that "BOB DYLAN" is printed over the circumference text on the A-side.

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CBS 1900 (West Germany) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 1900 (West Germany) - generic CBS West Germany 7" single sleeve scan by Augie Krater
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CBS 1900 (West Germany) - A-side scan by Augie Krater (variant 1)

CBS 1900 (West Germany) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1)

CBS 1900 (West Germany) - B-side scan by Augie Krater (variant 1)

CBS 1900 (West Germany) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2)

CBS 1900 (West Germany) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2 - lower text)

CBS 1900 (West Germany) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2)

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Augie Krater and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?"/"Highway 61 Revisited" - 7" mono single, CBS 1.900 (NL)/CBS 1900 (Norway/Sweden/Denmark), Jan 1966:


CBS 1900 (Sweden) - promo sleeve, front scan by Hans Seegers

The same CBS single pressed in Norway was issued in Norway, Sweden and Denmark with different sleeves - the reverse of the Norwegian and Danish single sleeves are plain white, while the Swedish sleeve is folded with the reverse the same as the front. The Swedish promo sleeve with the red BOB DYLAN" is extremely rare, as it was printed for CBS by Philips and the reverse bears the Philips logo and text "AB PHILIPS-SONORA" on the back. This was a proof sleeve which was only used for copies which were distributed to music journalists. As can be seen, it is a folded sheet 1½ times the size of a normal sleeve, with printing on both sides.

The former R-0488 is included on the mono release of Highway 61 Revisited as part of the 9CD set The Original Mono Recordings in Oct 2010, so is no longer a rarity.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


CBS 1900 (Sweden) - promo sleeve, reverse scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 1900 (Norway) - front scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 1900 (Norway/Sweden/Denmark) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 1900 (Denmark) - front scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 1900 (Sweden) - front scan by Hans Seegers


"Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?"/"Highway 61 Revisited" - 7" mono singles, CBS BA-221252 (Australia), 1966:

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CBS BA-221252 (Australia) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1)

The former R-0488 on the B-side is included on the mono release of Highway 61 Revisited as part of the 9CD set The Original Mono Recordings in Oct 2010, so is no longer a rarity.

These singles did not have picture sleeves. Stuart Moore has a copy of the first variant of the Australian single with a "NOT FOR SALE" stamp on the B-side.

The second Australian variant has identical distance between the Allan's logo and the catalogue number above and the matrix number below on both sides of the labels to the right of the centre hole. The B-side looks identical to that of Stuart's first variant copy apart from the promo stamp. Manuel García Jara has a copy of this single where the A-side has the same promo stamp.

The third Australian variant has a narrower gap between the Allan's logo and matrix numbers printed below, identical on both sides. This time the A-side looks identical to Hans' copy but the B-side is different.


CBS BA-221252 (Australia) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers
(variant 1)

CBS BA-221252 (Australia) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1, other variants have the same text)


CBS BA-221252 (Australia) - B-side with demonstration stamp, scan by Stuart Moore (variant 1)


CBS BA-221252 (Australia) - detail of B-side with demonstration stamp, scan by Stuart Moore (variant 1)


CBS BA-221252 (Australia) - A-side with demonstration stamp, scan by
Manuel García Jara (variant 2)

CBS BA-221252 (Australia) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2)

CBS BA-221252 (Australia) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2 - Allans logo higher)

CBS BA-221252 (Australia) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2)

CBS BA-221252 (Australia) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 3)

CBS BA-221252 (Australia) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 3)

CBS BA-221252 (Australia) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 3 - Allans logo lower)

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Stuart Moore, and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?"/"Highway 61 Revisited" - 7" mono singles, CBS BA-461082 (New Zealand), 1966:

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CBS BA-461082 (New Zealand) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers

Augie Krater's copy of the New Zealand single BA-461082 is missing the "45" to the left of the centre CBS logo on the copies owned by Hans Seegers and Bill Hester.

The former R-0488 on the B-side is included on the mono release of Highway 61 Revisited as part of the 9CD set The Original Mono Recordings in Oct 2010, so is no longer a rarity.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Bill Hester and Augie Krater for information and scans.


CBS BA-461082 (New Zealand) - B-side scan by Bill Hester


CBS BA-461082 (New Zealand) - detail of B-side, scan by Bill Hester


CBS BA-461082 (New Zealand) - alternate A-side scan by Augie Krater


CBS BA-461082 (New Zealand) - alternate B-side scan by Augie Krater


CBS BA-461082 (New Zealand) - detail of alternate B-side without "45", scan by Augie Krater

"Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?"/"Highway 61 Revisited" - 7" mono singles, CBS LL-882-C (Japan), 1966, reissue: CBS/Sony CBSA 80259 (Japan), 1969:

CBS LL-882-C (Japan), 1966:

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CBS LL-882-C (Japan) - front of insert scan by Hans Seegers


CBS LL-882-C (Japan) - rear of insert scan by Hans Seegers


CBS LL-882-C (Japan) - inside of insert, scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS LL-882-C (Japan) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS LL-882-C (Japan) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers

The 1966 single was released before Sony took over CBS. It has a folded insert with the lyrics in English in the centre. Les Kokay tells me these lyrics differ from the official lyrics from "Writings and Drawings".

CBS/Sony CBSA 80259 (Japan), 1969:

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CBS/Sony CBSA 80259 (Japan) - front of insert, scan by Hans Seegers (promo and first commercial releases)


CBS/Sony CBSA 80259 (Japan) - detail of front of insert, scan by Hans Seegers (promo and first commercial releases - "¥400")

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CBS/Sony CBSA 80259 (Japan) - rear of insert, scan by Hans Seegers (promo and first commercial releases)


CBS/Sony CBSA 80259 (Japan) - detail of rear of insert, scan by Hans Seegers (promo and first commercial releases - "¥400")

CBS/Sony CBSA 80259 (Japan) - inside of insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and both commercial releases)

CBS/Sony CBSA 80259 (Japan) - detail of inside of insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and both commercial releases - "¥400" on all)


CBS/Sony CBSA 80259 (Japan) - front of sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers (promo and first commercial releases)


CBS/Sony CBSA 80259 (Japan) - rear of sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers (promo and first commercial releases)


CBS/Sony CBSA 80259 (Japan) - alternate rear of sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers (promo and first commercial releases)


CBS/Sony CBSA 80259 (Japan) - outside of insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (second commercial release)


CBS/Sony CBSA 80259 (Japan) - front of insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (second commercial release)


CBS/Sony CBSA 80259 (Japan) - detail of front of insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (second commercial release - "¥500")


CBS/Sony CBSA 80259 (Japan) - rear of insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (second commercial release)

CBS/Sony CBSA 80259 (Japan) - detail of rear of insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (second commercial release - "¥500")

CBS/Sony CBSA 80259 (Japan) - front of sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (second commercial release)

CBS/Sony CBSA 80259 (Japan) - rear of sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (second commercial release)

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CBS/Sony CBSA 80259 (Japan) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo release - three spoke push-out centre)

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CBS/Sony CBSA 80259 (Japan) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo release - three spoke push-out centre)

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CBS/Sony CBSA 80259 (Japan) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (first commercial release - three spoke push-out centre)

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CBS/Sony CBSA 80259 (Japan) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (first commercial release - three spoke push-out centre)


CBS/Sony CBSA 80259 (Japan) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (second commercial release - open centre)


CBS/Sony CBSA 80259 (Japan) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (second commercial release - open centre)

This single is part of the CBS/Sony "Airplay" series and has a "747" sleeve (see 7" Single Sleeves) with two alternate rear sleeves and a folded insert. The rear of the insert lists Dylan albums with release dates up to 1971, so it's possible this is a reissue - the catalogue number dates the single as 1969. It was available in both promo (yellow label) and commercial (orange label) releases. The front, rear and inside of the insert of Hans Seegers' copy have price "¥400". Both the promo and the first commercial records have three-spoke push-out centres.

Even though this was a stereo series, these tracks are still in mono, as the stereo mix of the A-side circulating amongst Dylan collectors has never been officially released. The B-side is timed at 3:15 and used to be a rarity (R-0488). However, R-0488 is included on the mono release of Highway 61 Revisited as part of the 9CD set The Original Mono Recordings in Oct 2010, so is no longer a rarity. For a mono single with the same two tracks released by CBS in 1966 before Sony took over the company, see above.

Manuel has two copies with a modified price of "¥500": both have two small stickers on the front and rear of the folded insert hiding the original price, but not on the inside of the insert as shown. The first copy has the orange colour record with the three spoke push-out centre, identical to the one already shown, as well as the same "Pan-Am" sleeve. The second copy has identical stickers but now the record has an open centre and it has a different "Air-Play/Pan-Am" sleeve, not preciously shown on the 7" Single Sleeves page.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?"/"Highway 61 Revisited" - 7" mono promo and commercial singles, CBS 4-43477 (Philippines), 1966:


CBS 4-43477 (Philippines) - promo A-side scan by Hans Seegers

The very rare CBS 7" mono promo single from the Philippines uses the US catalogue number and has plain white labels with the text rubber-stamped. The former R-0488 appears to be the A-side for the promo copy. Matrix number "JZSP 112315" is on the Highway 61 Revisited side (the former R-0488), while matrix number "JZSP 112316" is on the Can You Crawl... side.

Unlike other Philippines singles released before, the promo and commercial releases are different! The green label commercial release now has Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? as the expected A-side (JZSP 112315) and Highway 61 Revisited as the B-side (JZSP 112316). The text style used in the commercial single is identical to other Philippines singles released before and different from that of the promo release; also, the matrix numbers are not between brackets and even the circumference text is different - the record labels of both releases must have been made by different printing companies.


CBS 4-43477 (Philippines) - detail of promo A-side, scan by Hans Seegers ("JZSP 112315")

CBS 4-43477 (Philippines) - promo B-side scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 4-43477 (Philippines) - detail of promo B-side, scan by Hans Seegers (commercial single has the same text)

CBS 4-43477 (Philippines) - commercial A-side scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 4-43477 (Philippines) - detail of commercial A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara ("JZSP 112315")

CBS 4-43477 (Philippines) - commercial B-side scan by Manuel García Jara

This copy has (ugly) red stickers on both sides. These stickers have no text and they are glued over other previous stickers, maybe to hide some information (previous owners, radio station or library stickers. for example).

R-0488 is included on the mono release of Highway 61 Revisited as part of the 9CD set The Original Mono Recordings in Oct 2010, so is no longer a rarity.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"¿Podrías Salirte Por Tu Ventana? [Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?]"/"La Carretera 61 Nuevamente Visitada [Highway 61 Revisited]" - 7" mono single, CBS 5829 (Mexico), 1966:


CBS 5829 (Mexico) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara
This Mexican single has the song titles translated into Spanish.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS 5829 (Mexico) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 5829 (Mexico) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara

"Highway 61 Revisited"/"Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?" - 7" jukebox and commercial mono singles, CBS JB 1900 (Italy)/CBS 1900 (Italy), Mar 1966:
This Italian single has the same catalogue number as the Jan 1966 European singles above, but the A- and B-sides are flipped. The rear sleeve is a reproduction of an article by Ray Coleman from UK "Melody Maker " magazine, 9 Jan 1965, and had already been used for international mono singles in 1965, see Mono 7" Singles & EPs 1965. This single is also available as a white label jukebox release, CBS JB 1900. This came in a generic jukebox sleeve.


CBS JB 1900 (Italy) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (jukebox release)

R-0488-3 Highway 61 Revisited - mono version on B-side of single (3:20), same as mono album version but slightly shorter than stereo album version (3:28)
R-0488 is included on the mono release of Highway 61 Revisited as part of the 9CD set The Original Mono Recordings in Oct 2010, so is no longer a rarity.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS JB 1900 (Italy) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (jukebox release)
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CBS 1900 (Italy) - front scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

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CBS 1900 (Italy) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

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CBS 1900 (Italy) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

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CBS 1900 (Italy) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


CBS JB 1900 (Italy) - front sleeve scan by Manuel García Jara (jukebox release)


CBS JB 1900 (Italy) - rear sleeve scan by Manuel García Jara (jukebox release)

Various Artists - "Philco Invites You To A Disc-A Go-Go Vol. 1"- 7" mono singles boxed set, Columbia Special Products CSP 120-1302 (USA), Jan 1966:
This box containing five current Columbia 7" singles has the same title as CSP 120-1325 listed here, which has orange text, not pink, and has a different Dylan single, I Want You/Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (live). Manuel García Jara points out that the single selection in these boxes was completely random, so there is no point in buying one unless you know it contains a Dylan single!

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Columbia Special Products CSP 120-1302 (USA) - front of box scan by Hans Seegers - pink text ("VOLUME I")

This set contained Columbia 4-43477 (see above): Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? (now on Biograph and the new Ultimate/Essential compilations still in mono) c/w Highway 61 Revisited.

R-0488-4 Highway 61 Revisited - edited mono version on A-side of single (3:20), slightly shorter than album version
 R-0488 is included on the mono release of Highway 61 Revisited as part of the 9CD set The Original Mono Recordings in Oct 2010, so is no longer a rarity.
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Columbia Special Products CSP 120-1325 (USA) - front of box scan by Hans Seegers - orange text and different catalogue number ("VOLUME I")

Columbia Special Products CSP 120-1302 (USA) - front of box scan by Stefan Haras - pink text ("VOLUME II")

Michael Grasberger has a copy of this box with the pink text but with a different Dylan single - One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) c/w Queen Jane Approximately, see here.

Stefan Haras has a copy where the box has pink text and the same catalogue number CSP 120-1302, but a different title, "VOLUME II" instead of VOLUME I". It has the same five singles as "VOLUME I".

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Stefan Haras for information and scans.


"Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?" - 7" mono EPs, CBS EP 6265 (France), Jan 1966/CBS EP 6265 (Spain), Sep 1966:


CBS EP 6265 (France) - front with languette, scan by Hans Seegers

R-0474 Highway 61 Revisited - 2:32 edit on A-side of mono album version (3:20)
As far as I know this 2:32 edit is unique to this EP, the track was edited to fit on the A-side with the title track.

This EP also contains the title track (now on Biograph but still in mono) and Tombstone Blues from Highway 61 Revisited. Thanks to Keith Venturoni for confirmation that the version of Highway 61 Revisited is indeed the edit.

The French EP sleeve has an index tab or "languette" - for more information about "languettes", unique to French releases, see 1965. The Spanish release does not have a languette, but the sleeve is about 0.75cm larger than the French sleeve. The Spanish release was made by Discophon of Barcelona for CBS and has two rear sleeve variants. The very rare first sleeve has text "DISCOPHON - BARCELONA" at bottom left and "LIM - J. CORRALES 42. ESPLUGAS LL" at bottom right. The more common second sleeve has the "CORRALES" text at bottom left and "Imp. en España/Print. in Spain" at bottom right. The first sleeve is laminated on the front only, while the second sleeve is laminated on both sides. On both sleeves "Rainy" is misspelled as "Raindy".


CBS EP 6265 (Spain) - front without languette, scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant)


CBS EP 6265 (France) - detail of front with languette, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS EP 6265 (France) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

CBS EP 6265 (France) - A-side with R-0474, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS EP 6265 (France) - detail of A-side with R-0474, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS EP 6265 (France) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers

CBS EP 6265 (Spain) - front without languette, scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)


CBS EP 6265 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant)


CBS EP 6265 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant)

CBS EP 6265 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant)

CBS Spain generic inner sleeve front, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS Spain generic inner sleeve rear, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS EP 6265 (Spain) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)

CBS EP 6265 (Spain) - A-side with R-0474, scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant)

CBS EP 6265 (Spain) - detail of A-side with R-0474, scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant)

CBS EP 6265 (Spain) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant)

CBS EP 6265 (Spain) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant)

CBS EP 6265 (Spain) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant)

CBS EP 6265 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant)

CBS EP 6265 (Spain) - A-side with R-0474, scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)

CBS EP 6265 (Spain) - detail of A-side with R-0474, scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)

CBS EP 6265 (Spain) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)

CBS EP 6265 (Spain) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)

CBS EP 6265 (Spain) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)

CBS EP 6265 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant)

CBS EP 6265 (Spain) - A-side with R-0474, scan by Hans Seegers (third variant)

CBS EP 6265 (Spain) - detail of A-side with R-0474, scan by Hans Seegers (third variant)

CBS EP 6265 (Spain) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (third variant)

CBS EP 6265 (Spain) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (third variant)

CBS EP 6265 (Spain) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (third variant)

There are three label variants of the Spanish EP, all shown above, the first sleeve has a record with the first variant labels only, while the second sleeve can have a record with any of the three variant labels:

  1. Timings of tracks on A-side are lined up vertically, "BIEM" in box above "CARA 1 45 rpm" to left of centre hole on both sides, catalogue number shown as "EP 6.265" and "Depósito Legal B.21704 -1966" to right of centre hole on A-side.
  2. Timings of tracks on A-side have track 2 to left of track 1, not below, "SGAE" in box below "CARA 1 45 rpm" to left of centre hole on A-side, "BIEM" on B-side, catalogue number shown as "EP. 6265" and "Depósito Legal B.21704 -1966" to right of centre hole on A-side.
  3. Timings of tracks on A-side have track 2 to left of track 1, not below, "BIEM" in box below "CARA 1 45 rpm" to left of centre hole on both sides, catalogue number shown as "EP. 6265" and "Depósito Legal B.30035 -1966" to right of centre hole on A-side.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Raoul Verolleman, François Guillez and Roger Ford for information, and to Hans Seegers and Manuel García Jara for scans.


"Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?" - 7" mono EPs, CBS 6283 (Portugal), 1966:

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CBS 6283 (Portugal) - front with logo in black (variants 1A and 1B, my copy)

This EP has the title track from the single plus Maggie's Farm and On The Road Again from Bringing It All Back Home and Don't Think Twice, It's All Right from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan. It was released twice, but there are two rear sleeve variants of the first release.

The first release sleeve was printed by Maránus-Porto, the front CBS logo is in black, and the bottom text line on the rear sleeve is right aligned. Manuel García Jara has a rare variant of the first release where the printer's name at bottom right is missing. The record has orange CBS labels with "FABRICADO EM PORTUGAL" at the bottom.

The second release sleeve was now printed by Gráficos Reunidos-Porto, the front CBS logo is now in red, and the bottom text line on the rear sleeve is now centred. The record has orange CBS labels that now have "FABRICADO EM PORTUGAL POR F.P.D." at the bottom. "F.P.D." means "Fábrica Portuguesa de Discos" but the complete name of this company was actually "Fábrica Portuguesa de Discos da Rádio Triunfo", then known as just "F.P.D." and later as just "Rádio Triunfo".


CBS 6283 (Portugal) - detail of front with logo in black (variants 1A and 1B, my copy)

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CBS 6283 (Portugal) - rear (variant 1A, my copy, with printer's name)


CBS 6283 (Portugal) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1B, without printer's name)
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CBS 6283 (Portugal) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (variants 1A and 1B)

CBS 6283 (Portugal) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (variants 1A and 1B - "FABRICADO EM PORTUGAL")


CBS 6283 (Portugal) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variants 1A and 1B)

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CBS 6283 (Portugal) - front with logo in red, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 2)


CBS 6283 (Portugal) - detail of front with logo in red, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 2)

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CBS 6283 (Portugal) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (variant 2)

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CBS 6283 (Portugal) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (variant 2)

CBS 6283 (Portugal) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 2 - "FABRICADO EM PORTUGAL POR F.P.D.")


CBS 6283 (Portugal) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2)


CBS 6283 (Portugal) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1A with bottom text right aligned and printer's name at bottom right)


CBS 6283 (Portugal) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1B with bottom text right aligned but printer's name missing)


CBS 6283 (Portugal) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 2 with bottom text centred and different printer)

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"New Hits By Bob Dylan" - 7" mono EP, CBS 6288 (West Germany), 5 Jul 1966:

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CBS EP 6288 (West Germany) - front scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS EP 6288 (West Germany) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

CBS EP 6288 (West Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS EP 6288 (West Germany) - A-side scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS EP 6288 (West Germany) - detail of A-side, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS EP 6288 (West Germany) - B-side scan by Gerd Rundel

R-0051M-5 Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - single edit, 2:26 (mono version)

The other tracks on this mono EP were Bob Dylan's Blues from Freewheelin', Pledging My Time (the full album version from Blonde On Blonde, not the 2:06 edit R-0052) and the single Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? The sleeve is laminated on both sides. The record of the copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS-EP-6288-A, Side 2 - CBS-EP-6288-B.

For other West German mono EPs without rarities, see the Mono 7" Singles & EPs 1966-68.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for scans and information.


Various Artists - "This Is Folk Rock Vol. 2" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS YS-665-C (Japan), Jul 1966:
Despite the fact that Bob always rejected claims he invented or ever played "folk rock", CBS insisted in sticking that label on him! For the first album in the This Is Folk Rock series, see International Compilations: Various Artist Albums 1962-69.

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CBS YS-665-C (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers
Side 1 had a rarity:

R-0051-2 Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - single edit, 2:26 (stereo version)

Side 2 had One Of Must Know (Sooner Or Later) but it was the regular stereo album version, not the edited version (R-0380, 3:07) or the unfaded version (R-0050, 4:49) - for both of these see here. I also misreported that Side 2 of this album had the stereo version of Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? - this is now confirmed to be the "standard" mono version, as found on Biograph (1985, remastered CD release 1997) and the 2000/2001 Essential Bob Dylan/Ultimate Bob Dylan compilations. The only occurrence of the stereo version until 2015 was on a CBS stereo acetate, see 1965. (The CBS Spanish 7" EP and singles released in 1972 are now proved to have the track in mispressed mono, not stereo.)

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CBS YS-665-C (Japan) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

The single version of Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? released in Nov 2015 on the 18CD Collector's Edition of The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (CD10, track 12) is in stereo and has been remixed from the original tapes. R-0513 will still remain a rarity, because of the limited availability of this massive set.

The other tracks on the album are from the Byrds, Simon & Garfunkel, Chad & Jill Stuart and Chad & Jeremy.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for scans and information.


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