"Searching For A Gem"

Bob Dylan's Officially Released Rarities and Obscurities

Audio: 1966 - Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

All the songs listed in the Official Rarities section are cross-referenced by song title in these alphabetical pages.
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This page contains all 1966 7" singles/EPs with Rainy Day Women #12 & 35. 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:

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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: 24 February, 2017.


"Rainy Day Women #12 & 35"/"Pledging My Time" - 7" mono promo and commercial singles, Columbia 4-43592 (USA), Apr 1966:
Thanks to Ian Woodward for pointing out that the Artist's Contract Card illustrated on the inside page of the 2015 6CD set The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 - Bob Dylan 1965-1966 The Cutting Edge Deluxe Edition (printed on the card pocket holding CD3) shows the release date of Columbia 4-43592 as "3/22/66" (22 Mar 1966). This is slightly earlier than previously thought.

Columbia 4-43592 (USA), Apr 1966:

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US trade ad for Rainy Day Women 7" single, scan by Hans Seegers

R-0051M Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - single edit, mono version (2:26), album track is 4:35

R-0052 Pledging My Time - single edit (2.06), album track is 3:48

Roger Ford adds: "These aren't just faded out versions of the album tracks. Rainy Day Women has verse 3 edited out, and then fades out in the instrumental section between verses 4 and 5. Pledging My Time has verse 2 edited out, and then fades out at the end of verse 4 (it starts to fade while Dylan is still singing!). Verse 5, of course, is missing."

The US red vinyl promo 7" single shown has R-0051 on both sides. The black vinyl promo is the same as the commercial single with R-0052 on the B-side. These singles did not have picture sleeves. According to the matrix numbers Pledging My Time (JZSP 113563) must have been intended to be the A-side, as Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 is JZSP 113564, but the single was never marketed like that. For an even shorter edit of Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (2:06) on the UK's version of Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, see 1967.

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Columbia 4-43592 (USA) black vinyl promo - A-side (R-0051M) scan by Hans Seegers

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Columbia 4-43592 (USA) black vinyl promo - scan of B-side (R-0052) by Hans Seegers


Columbia 4-43592 (USA) red vinyl promo - A-side (R-0051M) scan by Hans Seegers (B-side is identical)

Columbia 4-43592 (USA) red vinyl promo - label scan by Hans Seegers (same both sides)


Columbia 4-43592 (USA) commercial single - A-side (R-0051M) scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1)


Columbia 4-43592 (USA) jukebox single - A-side in generic sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1)

Columbia 4-43592 (USA) jukebox single - B-side in generic sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1)


Columbia 4-43592 (USA) commercial single - detail of A-side (R-0051M) scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1 - 2:26)


Columbia 4-43592 (USA) commercial single - B-side (R-0052) scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1)


Columbia 4-43592 (USA) commercial single - A-side (R-0051M) scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2)


Columbia 4-43592 (USA) commercial single - B-side (R-0052) scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2)

Columbia 4-43592 (USA) jukebox single - jukebox strips scan by Manuel García Jara

Manuel García Jara has a jukebox copy of the commercial single which comes in a blue Columbia US generic sleeve with jukebox strips. Manuel also has a second variant of the commercial single which has the A-side song title on one line instead of two. The B-side looks the same as the first variant B-side.

A completely different stereo single of Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 was issued in Japan in 1968 (CBS/Sony SONG 80165) - this is also very hard to find and expensive but it does not have the edited version as here and is thus placed on the International 7" Stereo Singles 1968-69 page.

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-(SV)6 (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 4-43541 from Feb 1966 is included as Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-(SV)6 with the US commercial single labels. The front and rear are from the Italian single release CBS 2307 below.


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

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

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-SV6 (USA) - front (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-SV6 (USA) - rear

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-SV6 (USA) - detail of rear

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-6 (USA) - A-side

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-6 (USA) - detail of A-side

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-6 (USA) - B-side

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


"Rainy Day Women #12 & 35"/"Pledging My Time" - 7" mono single, Columbia 4-43592 (Canada), Apr 1966:


Columbia 4-43592 (Canada) - A-side scan by Tom Willems (variant 1, R-0051M)

Columbia 4-43592 (Canada) - detail of A-side, scan by Tom Willems (variant 1)

Columbia 4-43592 (Canada) - detail of B-side, scan by Tom Willems (variant 1)

Columbia 4-43592 (Canada) - B-side scan by Tom Willems (variant 1, R-0052)

Columbia 4-43592 (Canada) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2, R-0051M)

Columbia 4-43592 (Canada) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2)

Columbia 4-43592 (Canada) - detail of B-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2)

Columbia 4-43592 (Canada) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2, R-0052)

Columbia 4-43592 (Canada) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 3, R-0051M)

Columbia 4-43592 (Canada) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 3)

Columbia 4-43592 (Canada) - detail of B-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 3)

Columbia 4-43592 (Canada) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 3, R-0052)

This single also did not have a picture sleeve. Note the different label design from the US single, including "PRINTED IN CAN." in the bottom circumference text. Again, Pledging My Time (JZSP 113563) must have been intended to be the A-side, as Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 is JZSP 113564, but the single was never marketed like that. There are three record label variants with different text placements.

Variant 2: A-side - all text is noticeably lower than for variant 1. B-side - to the left of the centre hole "45 RPM" and "Time..." are noticeably further to the left, there are also differences between the Columbia logo on the right and the catalogue number below.

Variant 3: all the text (speed information, catalogue number and title track) is noticeable lower on both sides

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


"Rainy Day Women #12 & 35"/"Pledging My Time" - 7" mono acetate and singles, CBS 202307 (UK), May 1966:


CBS 202307 (UK) - acetate A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (R-0051M)


CBS 202307 (UK) - acetate A-side in generic sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (R-0051M)


CBS 202307 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0051M, shows 2:26 timing), first variant


CBS 202307 (UK) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers, first variant (second variant is similar)


CBS 202307 (UK) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers, first variant (Dwarf Music Ltd.)


B. Feldman UK Sheet Music front scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 202307 (UK) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0052, shows 2:06 timing), first variant


CBS 202307 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0051M), second variant with push-out centre


CBS 202307 (UK) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers, second variant (B. Feldman)


CBS 202307 (UK) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers, second variant with push-out centre


CBS 202307 (UK) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (R-0051M), second variant with solid centre


CBS 202307 (UK) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (R-0052), second variant with solid centre

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for scans of a CBS UK metal acetate of the A-side with a discoloured typed CBS Advance Copy label. The song title is wrongly shown as "RAINY DAY WOMAN #12 7 35".

UK single occurs in two record label variants, neither has a picture sleeve. The first variant has songs credited to "Dwarf Music Ltd.", the second variant has songs credited to "B. Feldman". Manuel García Jara a copy of the second "B. Feldman" variant with a solid centre. Manuel also has the B. Feldman sheet music for Rainy Day Women #12 & 35.

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


"Rainy Day Women #12 & 35"/"Pledging My Time" - 7" mono singles, CBS 2307 (NL), May 1966:
Tom Willems says the book "Hypnotist Collectors" by Jean-Louis Dréau and Robert Schlockoff (Média Presse, France, 1989) gives the release date of this single as 30 May 1966, but the single entered the Dutch charts on 21 May 1966, so was either released shortly before that, or the chart entry was based on advance sales. Simon Blokker's Dutch copy (with record label catalogue number "2.307", see below) has a date on the rear sleeve of "20-5-'66" (20 May 1966), so Tom would appear to be correct.


CBS 2307 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers (with misprint)

The Dutch single occurs in two sleeve variants and three label variants. The first front sleeve had the orange print misaligned on the catalogue number - detail shown on right. The second front sleeve is corrected. The rear sleeve was generic for the Benelux countries and shows nine contemporary CBS singles.


CBS 2307 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers (detail of misprint)


CBS 2307 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers (detail of correction)


CBS 2307 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers (misprint corrected)


CBS 2307 (NL) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 2307 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 2307 (NL) - rear with handwritten date, scan by Simon Blokker


CBS 2307 (NL) - detail of rear with handwritten date, scan by Simon Blokker ("20-5-'66")


CBS 2307 (NL) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0051M, variant 1A - "2.307", "45 RPM")


CBS 2307 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1A - all other variants are similar)


CBS 2307 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1A - "2.307", "45 RPM" left aligned)


CBS 2307 (NL) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0052, variant 1A - "2.307", "45 RPM")


CBS 2307 (NL) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (R-0051M, variant 1B - "2.307", "45 RPM")


CBS 2307 (NL) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (R-0051M, variant 1B - "2.307", "45 RPM" centred)


CBS 2307 (NL) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (R-0052, variant 1B - "2.307", "45 RPM")


CBS 2307 (NL) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0051M, variant 2 - "2307", "45 RPM")


CBS 2307 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 2 - "2307", "45 RPM")


CBS 2307 (NL) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0052, variant 2 - "2307", "45 RPM")


CBS 2307 (NL) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0051M, variant 3 - "2307", "45 rpm")


CBS 2307 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 3 - "2307", "45 rpm")


CBS 2307 (NL) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0052, variant 3 - "2307", "45 rpm")

The first label design has catalogue number "2.307" and "45 RPM" to the right of the centre hole in large letters, the second shows the number as just "2307" and also has "45 RPM" in large letters. The third design has catalogue number "2307" and "45 rpm" in small letters. Manuel García Jara has a copy of the first variant single where the "45 RPM" is centred over the copyright logos instead of being left-aligned as on Hans' copy.

Simon Blokker adds that the pressing of the vinyl of both singles is completely different. The duration of the songs is the same, but it looks like the grooves on "2.307" are much more compact than on "2307" (difficult to show on scans). The one with the more compact grooves ("2.307") has stamped matrix numbers: A-side - 2.307 1, B-side - 2.307 2 plus something like "JN" underneath the number on both sides. The one with the wider grooves ("2307") has matrix numbers: A-side - ZSP113564-2AC (stamped)  2307-A (handwritten), B-side - ZSP113563-1 (stamped)  2307-B (handwritten).

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


"Rainy Day Women #12 & 35"/"Pledging My Time" - 7" mono promo singles, CBS DP 2307 (France), May 1966:


CBS DP 2307 (France) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo single, R-0051M, variant 1)

This promo-only 7" mono single had white CBS labels. As far as I know this single was not released commercially, but these two tracks appeared on a French 7" mono EP, see below. The labels of Manuel García Jara's copy differ slightly from those of Hans Seegers' copy because the black variable text elements are printed lower on both sides.

For the CBS generic sleeve used for this promo single, see 7" Single Sleeves.

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


CBS DP 2307 (France) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (promo single, variant 1, same text on variant 2)

CBS DP 2307 (France) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (promo single, variant 1)

CBS DP 2307 (France) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo single, R-0052, variant 1)

CBS DP 2307 (France) - detail of B-side, scan by Hans Seegers (promo single, variant 1)

CBS DP 2307 (France) - detail of B-side, scan by Hans Seegers (promo single, variant 1)

CBS DP 2307 (France) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (promo single, R-0051M, variant 2)

CBS DP 2307 (France) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo single, variant 2 - text elements lower)

CBS DP 2307 (France) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (promo single, R-0052, variant 2)

CBS DP 2307 (France) - detail of B-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo single, variant 2 - text elements lower)

CBS DP 2307 (France) - detail of B-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo single, variant 2 - text element lower)

"Rainy Day Women #12 & 35"/"Pledging My Time" - 7" mono commercial single, CBS 2307 (West Germany), May 1966:


CBS 2307 (West Germany) - front scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 2307 (West Germany) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 2307 (West Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 2307 (West Germany) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0051M, shows 2:26 timing)

CBS 2307 (West Germany) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 2307 (West Germany) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0052, shows 2:06 timing)

The sleeve and record were made in West Germany. The record has orange CBS labels.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"Rainy Day Women #12 & 35"/"Pledging My Time" - 7" mono commercial singles, CBS 2307 (Denmark/Norway/Sweden), May 1966:


CBS 202.307 (Norway) - front scan by Magne Karlstad (handwritten catalogue number "2307" above CBS logo)

CBS Scandinavian 7" singles were normally all pressed in Norway, with the countries of Norway, Sweden and Denmark using locally-printed sleeves. The Danish and Norwegian sleeves were plain white on the reverse, the Swedish sleeve was folded with the same design on both sides. CBS 2307 is unique in that Sweden pressed its own single separately as well, so that the record has "MADE IN SWEDEN" on the labels.


CBS 202.307 (Norway) - detail of front, scan by Magne Karlstad
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CBS 202.307 (Norway) - front scan by Olav Langum (printed catalogue number "2.307" below CBS logo)

CBS 202.307 (Norway) - front scan by Magne Karlstad (second design misprinted)

CBS 202.307 (Denmark) - front scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 202.307 (Norway) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0051M) (also sold in Sweden and Denmark)


CBS 202.307 (Norway/) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0052) (also sold in Sweden and Denmark)


CBS 2307 (Sweden) - front scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 2307 (Sweden) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0051M)


CBS 2307 (Sweden) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0052)

Magne Karlstad has a unique early Norwegian copy where the front sleeve has a handwritten catalogue number of "2307" above the CBS logo. Olav Langum's later copy has "2.307" printed below the CBS logo. Magne Karlstad also has a very rare misprinted copy of this second design.

Thanks to Magne Karlstad, Olav Langum and Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"Rainy Day Women #12 & 35"/"Pledging My Time" - 7" mono jukebox and commercial singles, CBS 2307 (Italy), 23 Jun 1966:

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CBS 2307 (Italy) - front scan by Hans Seegers

The Italian single, CBS 2307, was also available as white label jukebox releases with catalogue numbers SDJB 2307 and JB 2307. JB 2307 has two label variants - the second has a horizontal line below the "45" on the left hand side of the centre hole.

The commercial single has orange CBS labels. Manuel García Jara's copy has "Prod. B. Johnston" below "BOB DYLAN" below the centre hole, missing from the labels of Hans Seegers' commercial copy and the jukebox copies.

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

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CBS 2307 (Italy) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS SDJB 2307 jukebox single (Italy) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0051M, shows 2:26 timing)


CBS SDJB 2307 jukebox single (Italy) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0052, shows 2:06 timing)


CBS JB 2307 jukebox single (Italy) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0051M), first variant


CBS JB 2307 jukebox single (Italy) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0052), first variant

CBS JB 2307 jukebox single (Italy) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0051M), second variant


CBS JB 2307 jukebox single (Italy) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0052), second variant

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CBS 2307 (Italy) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0051M, shows 2:26 timing, variant 1)


CBS 2307 (Italy) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1 - "Prod..." missing)


CBS 2307 (Italy) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0052, shows 2:06 timing, variant 1)

CBS 2307 (Italy) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (R-0051M, shows 2:26 timing, variant 2)

CBS 2307 (Italy) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 2 - "Prod. B. Johnston")

CBS 2307 (Italy) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (R-0052, shows 2:06 timing, variant 2)

"Rainy Day Women #12 & 35"/"Pledging My Time" - 7" mono single, CBS/Sony LL-928-C (Japan), 23 Jun 1966:

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CBS LL-928-C (Japan) - front of folded insert, scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS LL-928-C (Japan) - rear of folded insert, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS LL-928-C (Japan) - inside of unfolded insert, scan by Wil Gielen

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CBS LL-928-C (Japan) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0051M, shows 2:26 timing)


CBS LL-928-C (Japan) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (R-0052, shows 2:06 timing)

This Japanese single in a generic sleeve with a four page folded insert is very hard to find and expensive.

Bizarrely, the record labels of Wil Gielen's copy each have a sticker over the CBS logo and a ring of tape covering the copyright information round the circumference of the label. The reason why this should have been done is obscure, it's possible it was done for a music club. Wil's copies of Just Like A Woman/Obviously 5 Believers (CBS LL-987-C, 1965, see 1966 Just Like A Woman) and Subterranean Homesick Blues/She Belongs To Me (CBS LL-764-C, 1965, see Mono 7" Singles & EPs 1965) also have the same defacing, so have come from the same source. Apparently similar taping has been found on items imported from Hong Kong, so these may have been exported from Japan to another Far East country

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


"Rainy Day Women #12 & 35"/"Pledging My Time" - 7" mono singles, CBS BA-221281 (Australia)/CBS BA-461095 (New Zealand), 23 Jun 1966:


CBS BA-221281 (Australia) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0051M, shows 2:26 timing)

Thanks to Bill Hester for information about the New Zealand release, CBS BA 461095 (on this single "Women" was printed as "Woman" by mistake). Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


CBS BA-221281 (Australia) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0052, shows 2:06 timing)


CBS BA-461095 (New Zealand) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0051M, shows 2:26 timing, title shown incorrectly as "WOMAN")


CBS BA-461095 (New Zealand) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0052, shows 2:06 timing)

"Rainy Day Women #12 & 35"/"Pledging My Time" - 7" mono single, CBS 2-488 (Malaysia), 1966:


CBS 2-488 (Malaysia) - A-side scan by Lawson Wakefield (R-0051M, shows 2:26 timing)
This rare single did not have a picture sleeve.

Thanks to Lawson Wakefield for information and scans.


CBS 2-488 (Malaysia) - B-side scan by Lawson Wakefield (R-0052, shows 2:06 timing)

"Rainy Day Women #12 & 35"/"Pledging My Time" - 7" mono single, CBS SSC.667 (South Africa), 1966:


CBS SSC.667 (South Africa) - A-side scan by Victoria Stafford (R-0051M, shows 2:26 timing)
This rare single did not have a picture sleeve and was in a generic CBS South Africa orange/white "Seven Single" sleeve.

Thanks to Victoria Stafford for information and scans.


CBS SSC.667 (South Africa) - B-side scan by Victoria Stafford (R-0052, shows 2:06 timing)

CBS SSC.667 (South Africa) - sleeve scan by Victoria Stafford

"Rainy Day Women #12 & 35"/"Pledging My Time" - 7" mono single, CBS SSC.667 (Rhodesia), 1966:


CBS SSC.667 (Rhodesia) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (R-0051M, shows 2:26 timing)
This rare single again did not have a picture sleeve and was in a generic CBS Rhodesia orange/white "Seven Single" sleeve. It can be identified as Rhodesian because of the unique triangular push-out centre.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS SSC.667 (Rhodesia) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (R-0052, shows 2:06 timing)

CBS SSC.667 (Rhodesia) - sleeve scan by Manuel García Jara

"Una Mujer En Un Día Lluvioso Nos. 12 y 35 [Rainy Day Women #12 & 35]"/"Mi Tempo Es Tuyo [Pledging My Time]" - 7" mono single, CBS 5915 (Mexico), 1966:


CBS 5915 (Mexico) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (R-0051M)
Although Blonde On Blonde was never released in Mexico (nor in South America), there were two singles taken from this album that were released in Mexico, this one and I Want You/Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues, see here.
CBS 5915 (Mexico) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara ("HECHO EN MEXICO")

CBS 5915 (Mexico) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (R-0052)

CBS 5915 (Mexico) - A-side in generic sleeve, picture from eBay

"Rainy Day Women" is incorrectly translated into Spanish as "Una Mujer En Un Dia Lluvioso [A Woman And A Rainy Day]. It was translated into Spanish differently but also also incorrectly as "Una Mujer En La Lluvia [A Woman In The Rain]" in the Argentinean and Uruguayan compilations El Trovador De Nuestro Tiempo (see Mono Dylan-Only Compilation Albums 1960s) and Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (the song was never released as a single there). In Spain, the CBS 5660 EP below and the album Blonde On Blonde have song titles in English only but this song was correctly translated in the plural as "Mujeres De Días Lluviosos" in the album Grandes Éxitos (see here). Pledging My Time is idiosynchraticalaly translated here as "Mi Tiempo Es Tuyo [My Time Is Yours]"!

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" - 7" mono EP, CBS 5660 (France), May 1966:

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CBS 5660 (France) - front sleeve with languette, scan by Hans Seegers (first two sleeve variants)


CBS 5660 (France) - detail of front sleeve with languette, scan by Hans Seegers (first two sleeve variants)

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CBS 5660 (France) - rear sleeve with languette, scan by Hans Seegers (first sleeve variant)

CBS 5660 (France) - detail of rear sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers (first sleeve variant)
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CBS 5660 (France) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (first label variant)

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CBS 5660 (France) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (first label variant)


CBS 5660 (France) - rear sleeve with languette, scan by Hans Seegers (second sleeve variant)


CBS 5660 (France) - detail of rear sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers (pink star on second sleeve variant only)


CBS 5660 (France) - detail of rear sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers (second sleeve variant)


CBS 5660 (France) - rear sleeve without languette, scan by Hans Seegers (third sleeve variant)


CBS 5660 (France) - detail of rear sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers (third sleeve variant)

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CBS 5660 (France) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (second label variant - the "45" on the left is larger and differently positioned)

All three tracks on this EP are rarities!

R-0051M-2 Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - single edit, mono version (2:26, album version is 4:38) For an even shorter edit at 2:06 on the UK version of the Greatest Hits album, see 1967.

R-0052-2 Pledging My Time - single edit, 2:06 (album version is 3:48)

R-0050-4 One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) - unfaded mono version, from mono release of Blonde On Blonde - see Mono Album Releases

Note the unique languette or index tab on the first two variants of the French EP sleeve - for more information about languettes, see 1965. The third and final sleeve variant is without the languette. The languette is also not present on the Spanish release of CBS 5660 below.

There is a black star stamp at lower right on the second and third rear sleeves while only the second variant has a pink stamped star at upper right. There are two record label variants with slightly different text positioning on the A-side.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" - 7" mono EP, CBS 5660 (Spain), Sep 1966:

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CBS 5660 (Spain) - front scan by Hans Seegers (all variants)

The Spanish release of the CBS 5660 EP occurs with three different sleeves and four different label variants! This EP has an inner sleeve illustrating other contemporary CBS EPs. All sleeves have the same laminated front. The rear of the first sleeve is not laminated.


CBS 5660 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant)


CBS 5660 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant)

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CBS 5660 (Spain) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (second variant without cutaway)


CBS 5660 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (second variant without cutaway)


CBS 5660 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant with left-hand cutaway)


CBS 5660 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant with left-hand cutaway)

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CBS 5660 (Spain) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (first variant with six lines of text below the centre hole and "Producción: Bob Johnston")

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CBS 5660 (Spain) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (first variant - song title on one line and "Producción: Bob Johnston")

CBS 5660 (Spain) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant with five lines of text below the centre hole and "Prod.: Bob Johnston")


CBS 5660 (Spain) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant - song title on two lines, "B. Dylan" in two brackets)

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CBS 5660 (Spain) - front of inner sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 5660 (Spain) - rear of inner sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 5660 (Spain) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (third variant with five lines of text below the centre hole and "Prod.: Bob Johnston", "3:26" displaced right)

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CBS 5660 (Spain) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (third variant - song title on two lines, open bracket "(" before "B. Dylan" missing)


CBS 5660 (Spain) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (fourth variant with five lines of text below the centre hole and "Prod.: Bob Johnston", larger song title type face)

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CBS 5660 (Spain) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (fourth variant - song title on two lines, "B. Dylan" in two brackets, "D R" box further to right)

The sleeve exists in two variants: one with "DISCOPHON - BARCELONA" at the bottom left-hand side of the rear sleeve and one with "LIM - J. CORRALES, 42 - ESPLUGAS LL." in the same position. The "DISCOPHON" copy shown has an extra stamp below the EP picture but this has been added to the sleeve, Manuel García Jara also has a copy without it. The rear of the second sleeve is laminated and has a cutaway on the left-hand edge not present on the first sleeve. This also has the "J. CORRALES" text. Both the "DISCOPHON" sleeve and the cutaway sleeve come with the second label variant. The "CORRALES" sleeve without the cutaway can come with all four label variants.

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


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

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

R-0051M-3 Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - single edit, 2:26 (mono version)

The other tracks on this mono EP were Bob Dylan's Blues from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, 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 Manuel García Jara's copy is the first release, with "EP 6288 a" on the A-side to the right of the centre hole, and "EP 6288 b" on the B-side. On Gerd Rundel's copy the labels just have "EP 6288" on both sides. The text to the left and right of the centre hole is higher than on the labels of Manuel's copy.


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

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

CBS EP 6288 (West Germany) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1)

CBS EP 6288 (West Germany) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1 - "EP 6288 a")

CBS EP 6288 (West Germany) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1)

CBS EP 6288 (West Germany) - detail of B-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1 - "EP 6288 b")

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

CBS EP 6288 (West Germany) - detail of A-side, scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 2, variant 1 is similar)

CBS EP 6288 (West Germany) - A-side scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 2)

CBS EP 6288 (West Germany) - detail of A-side, scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 2 - "EP 6288")

CBS EP 6288 (West Germany) - B-side scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 2)


CBS EP 6288 (West Germany) - detail of B-side, scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 2 - "EP 6288")

The record of the second variant 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, Gerd Rundel and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


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 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 reissue 1997) and the 2000/2001 Essential Bob Dylan/Ultimate Bob Dylan compilations. The only occurrence of the stereo version R-0513 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.) 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.

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

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

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"I Want You"/"Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" - 7" mono single, CBS BA 301111 (Greece), 1966:


CBS BA 301111 (Greece) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara
This single again had no picture sleeve and came in a generic CBS sleeve. The record has orange CBS labels. The length of the A-side is not given, but I assume it is the 2:54 edit R-0322, so also see here. The length of the B-side is not given, but I assume it is the 2:26 edit R-0051M. At this time CBS records were distributed from Athens by a company called "Music Box". This sleeve therefore has the words 'Distributed by "Music Box" Athens' overprinted.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS BA 301111 (Greece) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS BA 301111 (Greece) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS BA 301111 (Greece) - A-side in sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

Various Artists - "Number One American Hit Parade" - mono vinyl LP releases, CBS 62.754 (France)/CBS 62754 (Israel), 1966:


CBS 62.754 (France)/CBS 62754 (Israel) - front scan by Hans Seegers

Bob's contributions to this compilation, released in France and Israel, are Rainy Day Women #2 & 35 from Blonde On Blonde (edited) plus Tombstone Blues, Like A Rolling Stone and Highway 61 Revisited from Highway 61 Revisited. The album also includes Mr. Tambourine Man by The Byrds. Both records have the same front sleeve with some text in French. Only the front of the Israeli copy is laminated.

R-0051M-4 Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - single edit, 2:26 (mono version)

The front cover of this album was used as the design for the reverse of the rear insert of the 2CD set The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 - Bob Dylan 1965-1966 The Best Of The Cutting Edge, Nov 2015.


CBS 62.754 (France) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 62.754 (France) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 62754 (Israel) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 62754 (Israel) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 62754 (Israel) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia/Legacy 88875124222 (Europe) - reverse of rear insert (2015)

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans. Thanks to Tom Willems for pointing out this is the edited version of the track.


"Bob Dylan" - 7" mono EP, CBS 5779 (Portugal), 1967:

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CBS 5779 (Portugal) - front scan by Hans Seegers
This mono EP had Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 and Pledging My Time from the mono release of Blonde On Blonde on the A-side and Gates Of Eden from Bringing It All Back Home on the B-side. It was released three times with the same sleeve and slightly different labels as shown.

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CBS 5779 (Portugal) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 5779 (Portugal) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)


CBS 5779 (Portugal) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (first variant - "B. Dylan" on third text line, "FABRICADO EM PORTUGAL")


CBS 5779 (Portugal) - B-side scan by Keith Venturoni (first variant)


CBS 5779 (Portugal) - A-side with missing round promo sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant)

CBS 5779 (Portugal) - detail of A-side with missing round promo sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant)

CBS 5779 (Portugal) - B-side with rectangular promo sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant)

CBS 5779 (Portugal) - detail of B-side with rectangular promo sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant)

CBS 5779 (Portugal) - A-side in generic CBS Portugal sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant, promo copy)

CBS 5779 (Portugal) - B-side in generic CBS Portugal sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant, promo copy)

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CBS 5779 (Portugal) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)


CBS 5779 (Portugal) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (second variant - "Bob Dylan" on third text line, "FABRICADO EM PORTUGAL")


CBS 5779 (Portugal) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)

CBS 5779 (Portugal) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (third variant)

CBS 5779 (Portugal) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (third variant - "Bob Dylan" on third text line, "FABRICADO EM PORTUGAL POR F.P.D.")

CBS 5779 (Portugal) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (third variant)

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

Keith Venturoni has a copy with first variant labels that plays the wrong tracks on the A-side, a 2:26 edit of the live version of Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues from Liverpool, 1966, B-side of the I Want You single (R-0054, 5:41, see 1966) plus I Want You. (2:26 is the length of the expected Rainy Day Women edit, R-0051M.) The B-side is Gates Of Eden as expected. Arie de Reus and Hans Seegers have copies like this as well, and as the edited live track is a rarity, details are also listed in 1966.

Are there any copies out there that play the correct tracks on the A-side? Information required!

The first two variants have "FABRICADO EM PORTUGAL [MADE IN PORTUGAL]" at the bottom of the labels, but the third variant (which may have been released later in the 1960s) has "FABRICADO EM PORTUGAL POR F.P.D. [MADE IN PORTUGAL BY 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".

Manuel García Jara has a promo copy of the first variant in a generic CBS Portugal orange/white sleeve, with a missing round promo sticker on the A-side and a white rectangular sticker on the B-side with text in Portuguese and English: "DISCO AMOSTRA INVENDAVEL/NOT FOR SALE SAMPLE COPY".


CBS 5779 (Portugal) - detail of generic CBS Portugal sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

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


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