"Searching For A Gem"

Bob Dylan's Officially Released Rarities and Obscurities

Audio: 1967

All the songs listed in the Official Rarities section are cross-referenced by song title in these alphabetical pages.
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This yearly page now contains only the main Rarities List! Because of the large number of entries, stereo releases of "Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits" with the UK tracklist are now here. Mono releases of the album are here. Mono 7" Singles & EPs (up to 1976) are now here, and Promotional Items (Albums and Singles) are now here. All Honourable Mentions are now here.

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: 19 July, 2017.


Titles in red are not available on a currently released Bob Dylan CD (for these see bobdylan.com )

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Performances currently available on commercial CD are marked by (these are the ones that count as obscurities rather than as rarities)


Tom Rush - "On The Road Again"/"Love's Made A Fool Of You" - 7" mono single, Elektra EKSN 45015 (USA), 1967:


Elektra EKSN 45015 (USA) - A-side scan by David Burgess ("R-0061M")

R-0061M-2 On The Road Again (Tom Rush) (mono version) - A-side
Bob was once thought to be the "Roosevelt Gook" playing piano, see comments for the 1966 Elektra album Take A Little Walk With Me

R-0058M-2 Love's Made A Fool Of You (Buddy Holly-Wes Montgomery) (mono version) - B-side
comments as for R-0061

Thanks to David Burgess for information about this single and the label scans - this single does not appear to have had a picture sleeve. Details have now been listed in Red Herrings.


Elektra EKSN 45015 (USA) - B-side scan by David Burgess ("R-0058M")


"Greatest Hits" - mono vinyl LP, CBS BPG 62847 (UK), Dec 1966/Jan 1967; CBS BP-473391 (New Zealand), 1967:
The release date of this album is usually given as 1967 because it entered the UK album charts on 14 Jan 1967. However, Brian Grist thinks he first saw the album on sale between 26 and 31 Dec 1966. It has a different sleeve and tracklist from the US release of Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits with twelve tracks instead of ten. The front photo is by Jerry Schatzberg from the Blonde On Blonde photo shoot and the rear sleeve shows six Dylan albums omitting Another Side Of Bob Dylan. Full details of the four UK releases and the New Zealand release are in International Mono Releases - Dylan-Only Compilations 1960s.

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CBS BPG 62847 (UK) - front scan by Hans Seegers

The different front sleeve has not a live photo this time, but one from the Blonde On Blonde photo shoot by Jerry Schatzberg - see The Blonde On Blonde Missing Pictures. The rear sleeve depicts only six of Bob's previous albums, omitting Another Side, and there's no Dylan picture.

The album also had a different tracklist from the US version - Positively 4th Street is missing, but is replaced by three tracks: She Belongs To Me; It's All Over Now, Baby Blue and One Of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later).


CBS BP-473391 (New Zealand) - front scan by Stuart Moore

 This UK tracklist is:

Side 1: Blowin' In The Wind; It Ain't Me, Babe; The Times They Are A-Changin'; Mr. Tambourine Man; She Belongs To Me; It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Side 2: Subterranean Homesick Blues; One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later); Like A Rolling Stone; Just Like A Woman; Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35 (unique 2:06 edit); I Want You

The US tracklist is:

Side 1: Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35 (album version); Blowin' In The Wind; Subterranean Homesick Blues; Like A Rolling Stone
Side 2: Positively 4th Street (1965 single); The Times They Are A-Changin'; It Ain't Me, Babe; Mr. Tambourine Man; I Want You; Just Like A Woman

As can be seen, Positively 4th Street is left off the UK album, replaced by She Belongs To Me; It's All Over Now, Baby Blue and One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later). This substitution meant that the tracklist of the Nov 1971 UK 2LP release of Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II, retitled More Bob Dylan Greatest Hits, also had to be changed (see International Album Releases (Dylan-only Compilations) 1970s). Positively 4th Street, missing from here, was added to that album, replacing She Belongs To Me which appears here, while It's All Over Now, Baby Blue, which also appears here, was replaced on the 1971 UK set by New Morning.

Roger Ford informs me that this album is not in true mono, but a mono reduction of the stereo album. (The mono version of the US release of Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits was compiled separately from the mono tracks.) For the stereo version of the album, see below.

R-0251M Blowin' In The Wind - first guitar note missing (mono version - mono reduction of R-0251, see below)

R-0537M One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) - not R-0050 (see 1966 and 1966 Blonde On Blonde Rarities), but a mono reduction of R-0537 (see below)
I previously reported that One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) was an unfaded stereo version. However, it now appears that this is incorrect and R-0537(M) has been removed from the Rarities list.

R-0656M Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - shorter single edit (2:06)
Not the 2:26 edit from 1966 mono 7" singles (R-0051 , see 1966), but a mono reduction of R-0656 (see below)

Whether the 1960s UK pressings actually contain R-0656M is now in doubt since on my stereo copy listed below Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 is the full album version at 4:35, despite being listed as 2:06 on the sleeve. Éamonn Ó Catháin has a copy which he dates as 1968-69 and confirms the length as 4:35. Non-UK stereo pressings such as the Greek ones listed do actually have R-0656!

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Gerd Rundel for information and scans (I have only ever owned this album in stereo.)


"Greatest Hits" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS SBPG 62847 (UK), Dec 1966/Jan 1967, re-released 1968, 1969 and 1975; CBS S 62847 (UK), 1985; CBS 460907 1 (UK), 1988:
For the UK tracklist, see the mono entry above. For the mono version of the album, see above and International Mono Releases - Dylan-Only Compilations 1960s. The stereo version was released in at least nine countries world-wide as well as the UK: Greece, Holland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, India, Israel, Kenya and New Zealand.


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - front scan by Hans Seegers (first 1960s release)

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CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - front (my copy, second, third and fourth 1960s releases)


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - front with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (1977 release)


CBS S 62847 (UK) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1985 release)


CBS 460907 1 (UK) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1988 release)

My stereo copy has the mono sleeve with just "62847" as the catalogue number on front and rear. It has a gold foil sticker with "Stereo" in the rear top right corner next to the CBS logo. Because of the large number of releases of the stereo album, full details are now here.

R-0251 Blowin' In The Wind - first guitar note missing (stereo version), no longer available on CD

R-0537 One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) - unfaded stereo version (still available on this album's CD releases, see below), also on the gold CD release of Blonde On Blonde, 1990s (now deleted, see 1966 Blonde On Blonde Rarities)
I previously reported that One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) was an unfaded stereo version. However, it now appears that this is incorrect and R-0537 has been removed from the Rarities list.

R-0656 Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - shorter single edit (2:06), no longer available on CD
This is even shorter than the standard 7" single edit, R-0052 (see 1966). It only has the first two verses and unlike the single edit it fades out in the final instrumental section. Although the rear sleeve shows the time as 2.06 it actually plays as 2.02.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for the information that this vinyl album was reissued in 1975 with orange/yellow labels (same catalogue number), in 1985 with red labels and in 1988 with red labels and a new catalogue number - CBS 460907 1 (first six digits same as the current CD, see below). Thanks to Patrick Helfrich for the alternate label scan from the 1970s release. These later releases do not contain R-0656 - Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 is now the album length of 4:35. There are many more variants of what are essentially seven different UK stereo releases, for all of them see here.

Whether the 1960s UK pressings actually contain R-0656 is now in doubt since on my copy listed below Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 is the full album version at 4:35, despite being listed as 2:06 on the sleeve. Hans Seegers believes that only the non-UK pressings of this album such as the Greek releases listed below had the 2:06 edit!


"Greatest Hits" - stereo vinyl compilation LP, CBS S 62847 (Italy), 1967:


CBS S 62847 (Italy) - front scan by Hans Seegers
This album was released twice in 1967 with different record labels. It does not contain R-0656 - Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 is the album length of 4:35. For full details, see here.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scan.


"Greatest Hits" - stereo vinyl compilation LP, CBS S 62847 (Israel), 1967:


CBS S 62847 (Israel) - front scan by Tom Willems
This LP is again a version of the UK release. For full details, see here.

Thanks to Tom Willems for information and scan.


"Greatest Hits" - stereo vinyl compilation LP, CBS SBPG 62847 (Kenya), 1968:


CBS SBPG 62847 (Kenya) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
This incredibly rare album from the former British colony which became independent in 1963 uses the first version of the UK front sleeve with the white "STEREO"/arrows logo at top centre. For full details, see here.

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


"Greatest Hits" - stereo vinyl compilation LPs, CBS S 62847 (NL), 1969; CBS 62847 (NL), 1976, re-released 1985; CBS 463088 1 (NL), 1989:


CBS S 62847 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1969 release)
This version of the album with the UK Greatest Hits tracklist was made in Holland. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35, track 5 on Side 2, is listed as 2:06 as the UK albums, but the track is the album version at 4:29, so R-0656 (see above) is not present. For full details, see here.

Manuel García Jara has two examples of albums with this Dutch sleeve but Spanish-made records from 1973 and 1976 sold in Holland and elsewhere. Dag Braathen has another copy of the 1976 version bought in Norway.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


CBS S 62847 (Spain for NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1973 and 1976 releases)


CBS 62847 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1976 and 1985 releases)


CBS 463088 1 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1989 release)

"Greatest Hits" - stereo vinyl compilation LP, CBS S 62847 (NL for France), 1976, re-released 1985:


CBS S 62847 (NL for France) - front with sticker, photo by Don DiMuccio
This version of the 1967 UK Greatest Hits album was made in Holland for the French market. For full details, see here.

Thanks to Don DiMuccio for information and picture.


"Greatest Hits" - stereo vinyl compilation LP, CBS S 62847 (Spain), 1970, re-released 1973 (twice), 1975, 1976, 1978 (twice), 1981 and mid-1980s:


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1970 release)

This Spanish stereo LP is a release of the album with the 1967 UK Greatest Hits tracklist. Both the sleeves and records were made in Spain. R-0656, Rainy Day Women #12 & 35, track 5 on Side 2, is listed as 2:06 as the UK albums on the rear sleeve and record labels. For full details, see here. The album (in a plain white inner sleeve only) was also included in a very rare 1986 2LP boxed set from Spanish mail order company El Círculo de Lectores with Empire Burlesque (CBS S 86313) plus a book in Spanish by Jordi Sierra i Fabra called "La Historia Interminable [The Never-ending Story]". The "Mitos* Musicales [Musical Legends]" series included mostly Spanish and Latin American artists apart from Bob and Elvis Presley. For more details see International Album Releases (Multi-Packs) 1980s.


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1973 release)


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1973 release)


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 and 1976 releases)


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (both 1978 releases)


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1981 and 1980s releases, no logo at top left)


CBS/El Círculo de Lectores 56903 (Spain) - box front photo by Manuel García Jara (includes CBS S 62847)

*The distinction between “myth” and “legend” made in English isn’t made in other European languages – they’re both types of traditional stories, but basically a “myth” is a story that was never actually true, whereas a “legend” is a story that is based on true events or people. This means an “urban legend” should actually be called an “urban myth”, while Bob’s certainly a legend and definitely not a myth!

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


"Greatest Hits" - stereo 8-track cartridge, CBS 42-62847 (NL), 1973:
This 1973 Dutch release uses the UK track list. It has some unique rarities in that three tracks are split between programmes! It has a light grey tape cartridge with two printed labels.


CBS 42-62847 (NL) - front of tape cartridge, scan by Arie de Reus

R-0880 Mr Tambourine Man (Beginning) - first half of song from Bringing It All Back Home

R-0881 Mr Tambourine Man (Conclusion) - second half of song from Bringing It All Back Home

R-0882 Subterranean Homesick Blues (Beginning) - first half of song from Bringing It All Back Home

R-0883 Subterranean Homesick Blues (Conclusion) - second half of song from Bringing It All Back Home

R-0884 Like A Rolling Stone (Beginning) - first half of song from Highway 61 Revisited

R-0885 Like A Rolling Stone (Conclusion) - second half of song from Highway 61 Revisited


CBS 42-62847 (NL) - reverse of tape cartridge, scan by Arie de Reus


CBS 42-62847 (NL) - end of tape cartridge, scan by Arie de Reus

Ronald Born has a CBS UK catalogue from 1974-75 that lists a UK 8-track stereo tape cartridge release, also CBS 42-62847. Scans required!

Thanks to Arie de Reus for information and scans.


"Greatest Hits" - stereo cassette releases, CBS 40-62847 (UK/NL), 1974; CBS 40-62847 (Iran), mid-1970s; CBS 40-62847 (Spain), 1986; Columbia 460907 4 (NL), 1991:


CBS 40-62847 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release)

These cassettes from the UK, Holland, Iran and Spain are re-releases of the twelve-track 1967 UK Greatest Hits album.

Phil Beale has a UK cassette copy of this album, CBS 40-62847, which has the same track listing as above, although She Belongs To Me on Side 1 and Just Like A Woman on Side 2 are reversed. The surprise is that Like A Rolling Stone on Side 2 is the live version from the 1969 Isle of Wight Festival from Self Portrait, not the expected studio version from Highway 61 Revisited. There's no indication on the cassette insert. Hans Seegers informs me that this variant, obviously a CBS mistake, is known to collectors.


CBS 40-62847 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, photocopy by Paul Shenton (second release)


CBS 40-62847 (UK) - cassette insert front, scan by Phil Beale (third release with anti-counterfeit pattern on left)


CBS 460907 4 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release)

CBS 40-62847 (NL) - front of insert, scan by Tom Willems (first release)


CBS 40-62847 (NL) - outside of cassette insert, photocopy by Paul Shenton (second release)


Columbia 406907 4 (NL) - outside of insert, photocopy by Paul Shenton (1991 release with UK tracklist)


CBS 40-62847 (Iran) - outside of cassette insert scan by Manuel García Jara (mid-1970s release)

The Dutch CBS cassette releases are dated 1974 and have the three rarities listed above including the unique edit of Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (2:06). The 1991 Dutch Columbia release is dated 1966 and has the full length track. For full details, see here.


CBS/El Círculo de Lectores 44461/1 (Spain) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (CBS logos on left)

CBS 40-62847 was released again as part of a very rare 1986 "Mitos Musicales [Musical Legends]" 2LP or 2 cassette boxed set from Spanish mail order company El Círculo de Lectores with Empire Burlesque. See International Album Releases (Multi-Packs) 1980s.

*The distinction between “myth” and “legend” made in English isn’t made in other European languages – they’re both types of traditional stories, but basically a “myth” is a story that was never actually true, whereas a “legend” is a story that is based on true events or people. This means an “urban legend” should actually be called an “urban myth”, while Bob’s certainly a legend and definitely not a myth!

Thanks to Tom Willems, Phil Beale, Manuel García Jara and Paul Shenton for information and pictures.


"Greatest Hits" - stereo vinyl compilation LP, CBS 62847 (Greece), 1975, re-released 1978, mid-1980s; CBS 4630881 (Greece), 1988:
This Greek LP has the 1967 UK sleeve, orange/yellow CBS labels and the UK 12-song tracklist. Like the UK release, it contains the rarities including the unique edit of Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (R-0656, see above). This album was re-released with a new catalogue number, CBS 463088 1, in 1988. There was a 1990s Columbia release, also 463088 1, but confusingly it had the US tracklist, so is listed in International Albums (Regular).


CBS 62847 (Greece) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)

Hans Seegers reports the front sleeve is "a bad copy of the 'Leonardo Da Vinci' sleeve"! The rear sleeve shows two contemporary Dylan albums - The Basement Tapes and Desire. This was the same on the 1988 release - the sleeve was not changed. One of the producer credits on sleeve and Side 2 label is incorrectly shown as "Bob Johnson" instead of Bob Johnston. This error is repeated on the Side 2 labels of the later releases.


CBS 62847 (Greece) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)


CBS 62847 (Greece) - Side 1 scan by Ronald Born (1975 release)


CBS 62847 (Greece) - Side 2 scan by Ronald Born (1975 release)


CBS 62847 (Greece) - front scan by Ronald Born (1978 release)


CBS 62847 (Greece) - rear scan by Ronald Born (1978 release)


CBS S 62847 (Greece) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1978 release)


CBS S 62847 (Greece) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1978 release)


CBS 62847 (Greece) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (mid-1980s release)


CBS 62847 (Greece) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (mid-1980s release)

CBS 4630881 (Greece) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1988 release)


CBS 4630881 (Greece) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (1988 release)


CBS 4630881 (Greece) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1988 release)


CBS 4630881 (Greece) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1988 release)


CBS 62847 (Greece) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (mid-1980s release)


CBS 62847 (Greece) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (mid-1980s release)

The 1975 record has orange/yellow CBS labels with matrix numbers: Side 1- 62.847-A (written), Side 2 - 01-62847-1B-1 HP-GRIEKENLAND (stamped). "Griekenland" is Dutch for Greece, and shows the album was sourced from Holland. Hans Seegers has a second copy with identical labels and sleeve but without the "Griekenland" in the matrix numbers which was made in Greece. The 1978 record also has orange/yellow labels, this time with a new text layout. The mid-1980s record has the same sleeve as the 1978 release and labels with the same layout as the 1978 record, but this time in red. The record of the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - 62.847 – A (handwritten), Side 2 - 01-62847-1B-1 (stamped) plus HP-GRIEKENLAND (also stamped).

The 1988 record with the new catalogue number has red labels with a white CBS logo and the same matrix numbers: Side 1 - 62.847-A (written), Side 2 - 01-62847-1B-1 HP-GRIEKENLAND (stamped).

Thanks to Ronald Born, Hans Seegers and Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


"Historia De La Musica Rock [History Of Rock Music]" - album released with Issue 31, Orbis Publications, stereo vinyl album: CBS LSP 15264 (Spain)/stereo cassette: CBS CSP 40-15264 (Spain), Aug 1980:

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CBS LSP 15264 (Spain) - album front picture by Pachi Becerril
This unique stereo LP or cassette came with issue 31 of a part-work magazine and contains 12 tracks from the 1960s, all regular album versions - song titles are given in Spanish and English. It is actually the 1967 UK twelve-track release of Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits including the 2:06 edit of Rainy Day Women #12 & 35, first released in Spain as CBS S 62847 in 1970 (see above). For full details, see here. The album has no title on the front or rear sleeve or the record labels, but has the title Grandes Exitos [Greatest Hits] on the spine only. The cassette insert has the title BOB DYLAN only. Historia2.JPG (26384 bytes)
CBS LSP 15264 (Spain) - album rear picture by Pachi Becerril

CBS CSP 40-15264 (Spain) - cassette front scan by Manuel García Jara

"Historia De La Musica Rock" - front of magazine 31, scan by Hans Seegers

Side 1: Blowin' In The Wind; It Ain't Me, Babe; The Times They Are A-Changin'; Mr. Tambourine Man; She Belongs To Me; It's All Over Now, Baby Blue.

Side 2: Subterranean Homesick Blues; One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later); Like A Rolling Stone; Just Like A Woman; Rainy Day Women #12 & 35; I Want You.

This album is also listed in International Album Releases (Dylan-Only Compilations) 1980s for completeness, with more pictures of the 1980s magazine series.

Thanks to Pachi Becerril, Manuel García Jara and Hans Seegers for information and pictures.


"Greatest Hits" - stereo vinyl compilation LP, CBS 62847 (Portugal), 1979:


CBS 62847 (Portugal) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1979 release)

This Portuguese release from 1979 has the UK tracklist, see above. For full details, see here.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scan.


"Greatest Hits" - stereo vinyl compilation LP, CBS 10080/UK AL 62847 (India), 1983:

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CBS 10080/UK AL 62847 (India) - front

The original CBS Indian stereo release from 1967 has the US Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits tracklist, see International Album Releases. This release has the UK tracklist, see above. For full details, see here.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scan.


"Greatest Hits" - CD re-release, Columbia CDCOL 5421 H (South Africa), 1997:


Columbia CDCOL 5421 H (South Africa) - front scan by Keith Schweiger

There is also a South African CD release with the US Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits tracklist, see International Album Releases. This release has the UK tracklist, see above. For full details, see here.

Thanks to Keith Schweiger for information and scan.


"Greatest Hits" - digitally remastered 30th Anniversary CD re-release, Columbia 460907 9 (UK)/ CBS/Sony 460907 9 (Spain), 1997:


Columbia 460907 9 (UK) - jewel case with sticker (my copy)
Thanks to Gino Galvez for pointing out this remastered edition no longer contains R-0251, the version of Blowin' In The Wind with the first guitar note missing. I've confirmed this by comparing my copy of 460907 9 with the version on the remastered release of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan. The CD release also no longer contains R-0656, here Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 is the full album version at 4:37.

R-0537-2 One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) - unfaded stereo version
Thanks to Roger Ford for confirming that this CD is the only place this specific version of the original stereo mix can be found today - it is actually very slightly faded out after Paul Griffin's last piano chord, but the regular stereo mix fades out long before this, and the 2003 SACD mix cuts out Griffin's closing piano chords completely). R-0537 has been removed from the Rarities list.

This album was also released with the same catalogue number in a Best Of The Best Gold edition in 1998, see here.


Columbia 460907 9 (UK) - sticker from jewel case


Columbia 460907 9 (UK) - outside of unfolded front insert


Columbia 460907 9 (UK) - inside of unfolded front insert


Columbia 460907 9 (UK) - reverse of rear insert

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Columbia 460907 9 (UK) - rear insert

There are four variants of this release. The 1997 release (my copy) has no catalogue number on the upper right of the rear insert, the gold/black sticker on the front of the clear jewel case, and bar-code "5 99746 09791". Keith Schweiger has two copies, also with no catalogue number at top right of the rear insert and the same bar-code. One has "Sony Music" at the bottom left of the rear insert, the other doesn't have "Sony Music" but has the catalogue number above the bar code on the right. Keith's first copy has the same front sticker as mine, the second copy has two front stickers, one with "Nice Price" and the other advertising the 30th Anniversary of the album, 1967-1997. The 1997 releases have an extended booklet with the Columbia "Nice Price" catalogue. The 2000 re-release has the catalogue number on the upper right of the rear insert (not shown), no front stickers, and bar-code "5 99746 308896". All the discs are the same except for different matrix numbers.


Columbia 460907 9 (UK) - CD with original CBS LP label-style design

CBS/Sony 460907 9 (Spain) - front of sealed copy, scan by Dag Braathen

The album was also released in Spain as CBS/Sony 460907 9, and as a MiniDisc in the UK, Columbia 460907 8.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Bill Hester, Keith Schweiger and Dag Braathen for information and scan.


Columbia 460907 8 (UK) - front (my copy),

"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits" - CD in digipak with newspaper, Nova Music/Sony Music NM 408-2/4609072 (Romania), 2010:


Nova Music/Sony Music NM 408-2/4609072 (Romania) - front scan by Arie de Reus
Full details of this release are here.

Thanks to Arie de Reus for information and scan.


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits" - stereo/mono vinyl LP, CBS S 62847 (France), Mar 1967:


CBS S 62847 (France) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
This album has the US sleeve with a yellow circle (not a sticker but part of the sleeve design) in the top right hand corner advertising a "Giant Poster" (see Part 1). The poster included is the Milton Glaser poster as with the US release. The tracklist is also the same as the US release. The rear sleeve has two fold-over flaps and is not laminated. It has sleeve notes in French. Full details, including two rear sleeve and record label variants, are on the Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits page of International Album Releases - Index of Regular Albums.
CBS S 62847 (France) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

This French release has three unique edits:

R-0893 Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - longer edit (2:58) of track from Blonde On Blonde (album version is 4:38)
For R-0056, the 2:26 edit on Columbia/CBS 7" singles, see 1966. For R-0656, the 2:06 edit on the CBS UK release of the 14-track version of Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, see above.

R-0894 Mr. Tambourine Man - edit (4:58) of track from Bringing It All Back Home (album version is 5:30)

R-0895 Like A Rolling Stone - slight edit (5:52) of track from Highway 61 Revisited (album version is 6:00)

Arie de Reus has a test pressing of this album on two discs with classical music on the reverse of each disc. This test pressing has blank labels, so no scans are needed.

Thanks to Franck Faugere for information and to Manuel García Jara for further information and scans.


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. III" - stereo vinyl LP: CBS S 63111 (NL), 1969, re-released 1970s; CBS S 63 111 (West Germany), 1969; CBS SBP 234735 (Australia), 1970s; CBS SBP 474357 (New Zealand), 1970s; CD: CBS 465034 2 (Australia), 1989, re-released mid-1990s and early 2000s:


CBS S 63111 (NL) - LP front scan by Wim van der Mark
This album (using the US Greatest Hits sleeve) was also released in West Germany in 1967, in Australia and New Zealand in the 1970s and on CD in Australia in 1989, thanks to Trevor Gibb and Bill Hester for the information.
CBS S 63 111 (West Germany) - LP front scan by Manuel García Jara

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CBS SBP 234735 (Australia) - LP front scan by Stuart Moore


CBS SBP 474357 (New Zealand) - LP front scan by Bill Hester


CBS 465034 2 (Australia) - CD copy on sale in Ireland in 2004 for €8.99

Tracklisting:

Side 1: Positively 4th Street; One Too Many Mornings; Pledging My Time (alternate stereo mix); She Belongs To Me; My Back Pages; All I Really Want To Do
Side 2: House Of The Rising Sun; Corrina, Corrina; Man Of Constant Sorrow; I Shall Be Free; Tombstone Blues; 4th Time Around (alternate stereo mix)

R-0062-2 Pledging My Time - alternate stereo mix to the one used on the first 1966 US stereo pressing of Blonde On Blonde, that first appeared on the Columbia Special Products compilation Zenith Salutes... The Teen Sound, see 1966
This mix was used on the remixed 1968 US stereo pressing of the album, see 1966 Blonde On Blonde Rarities

R-0063 4th Time Around - alternate stereo mix to the one used on the first 1966 US stereo pressing of Blonde On Blonde
This mix was used on the remixed 1968 US stereo pressing of the album, see 1966 Blonde On Blonde Rarities

Thanks to Roger Ford for the correction of this entry, who adds: "These were alternate mixes to the ones released on copies of the Blonde On Blonde album at that time (1967), but these mixes then appeared on the 1968 remixed US version of Blonde On Blonde, and became the "standard" stereo vinyl mix." Richard McDonald also informs me: "I have a official release cassette version of Blonde on Blonde dating from the late 1970s which features a completely different (and far better) mix of 4th Time Around, featuring an accordion-ish sounding instrument." This is in fact the mix used in R-0063, which features a harmonium-sounding keyboard instrument not present in the 1966 mix.

The CD is still on sale in Australia, which must cause confusion with the 1994 CD Greatest Hits Vol. 3! Jon Wilson has a Greek vinyl release of this compilation - scans required.

Thanks to Wim van der Mark, Stuart Moore, Gerd Rundel and Manuel García Jara for information and scans. Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for the copy of the CD on sale in Ireland. It has a single card front insert with the song titles on the reverse and a plain blue/black rear insert, again with just the song titles. Thanks to Stuart Moore for scans of the Australian LP - the record has orange/yellow CBS labels and is housed in a paper inner sleeve (unusual for Australia where clear plastic sleeves were most common at the time). Thanks to Fred Muller for scans of the New Zealand LP, this also has CBS orange/yellow labels.

Thanks to Bill Hester and Stuart Moore for the scan of earlier Australian CD releases than of my copy. The first and third sets of jewel case inserts are identical, the second release has "Select" on both the front and rear inserts. The first two CDs were made by Distronics and are silver with black and red text, the current CD is red with silver text.


"If You Gotta Go, Go Now"/"To Ramona" - 7" mono single, CBS 2921 (NL), 18 Aug 1967:
This single was manufactured in Holland, and also released in Belgium and Luxemburg.


CBS 2921 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers
R-0055 If You Gotta Go, Go Now - out-take from Bringing It All Back Home recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 15 Jan 1965, overdubbed 21 May 1965

This is an alternate version to the one released in 1991 on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3, with backup vocals on the choruses overdubbed by a female vocal group called The Poppies (see below). Two composite versions of If You Gotta Go, Go Now were produced from an overdub session at Columbia Studios, New York, on 21 May 1965. Composite 1 (from takes 1-5) was released as this single, Composite 2 (from takes 6-7) was released on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3. The musicians who took part on 21 May 1965 aren't named, and although there's no mention of singers Michael Krogsgaard thinks the vocal overdubbing may have taken place then. However, The Poppies' recording career for Epic as a group occurred only from 1966, so the vocal overdubbing may actually have been recorded later. No such session for 1966 is listed in Michael Krogsgaard's series on Bob Dylan's recording sessions in "The Telegraph" and "The Bridge", although Angeline Butler is listed as a backing singer on the Jan 1965 recording sessions. Angeline Butler was then the female singer in a trio called the Pilgrims, put together by Tom Wilson.

The B-side was the album version of To Ramona. There are two label variations: the first has "P 1967" to the left of the centre hole on two lines; the second has "(P) 1967" ("P" in a circle) to the left of the centre hole on one line.


CBS 2921 (NL) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 2921 (NL) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0055, first variant)


CBS 2921 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)


CBS 2921 (NL) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)


CBS 2921 (NL) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0055, second variant)


CBS 2921 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)


CBS 2921 (NL) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)

Hans Seegers adds: "Some collectors claim that this single was mistakenly released by CBS Holland. Research at CBS showed, however, that this was not true. As with all Dutch Dylan releases of those days, the release itself and the compilation of its A- and B-sides were determined by Columbia USA, who also supplied the master tapes for this single. So for CBS Holland this was a normal release as any other Dylan single. It may be possible, as other collectors claim, that Dylan objected to the release of If You Gotta Go, Go Now, but no proof whatsoever at CBS was found that this led to the withdrawal of it from record shops. Actually there was even a second run at the pressing plant causing the two label variations known so far. This being the most sought after Dutch single has more to do with the fact that Holland was the only country where If You Gotta Go, Go Now was released legitimately and less with its rarity amongst Dutch singles. There are other Dutch singles that are much harder to get!"


Epic 9893 (USA) - picture from www.soulfulkindamusic.net
The Poppies Discography
Members: Dorothy Moore, Rosemary Taylor and Patsy McClune (replaced by Fern Kinney).

Epic 9893 (shown left) - Lullaby Of Love/I Wonder Why – 1966
Epic 10019 - He's Ready/He's Got Real Love - 1966 (also issued with picture sleeve)
Epic 10059 - Do It With Soul/He Means So Much To Me – 1966
Epic 510086 - There's A Pain In My Heart/My Love And I – 1967


Lullaby Of Love by The Poppies (Epic, USA, 1966)

Impressions by Angeline Butler (CoBurt Records, USA, 1970)

The Poppies were from Jackson, MS, and had hits for the Columbia Records label Epic in 1966 with Lullaby of Love (also the title of their album) and He's Ready. Their lead singer Dorothy Moore had an international solo hit in 1975 with Misty Blue and Fern Kinney had a UK No. 1 hit in 1980 with Together We Are Beautiful. It is worth noting that Roger Ford in his article on The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 in "Isis 184", Feb 2016, ("The Cutting Edge: Sessions for Bringing It All Back Home"), comes to the conclusion that the female backing vocals on this version of the song are by Angeline Butler alone from the original recording session, not overdubbed later by The Poppies.

Silvester from Holland has a copy of this single that is correctly labelled, but the B-side plays a song by The Temptations!

This take without overdubs, (take 2, 15 Jan 1965) has now been released in Nov 2015 on The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (6 CD Deluxe Edition) (CD 1, track 22) and The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (18 CD Collector's Edition) (CD 3, track 2). R-0055 with overdubs remains a rarity.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


Various Artists - "Philco Presents... Folk Rock" - stereo vinyl LP, Columbia Special Products CSPS 281 (Canada), 1967(?):


Columbia Special Products CSPS 281 (Canada) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia Special Products CSPS 281 (Canada) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia Special Products CSPS 281 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia Special Products CSPS 281 (Canada) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia Special Products CSPS 281 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Columbia Special Products CSPS 281 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia Special Products CSPS 281 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara ("PRINTED IN CAN.")

Columbia Special Products CSPS 281 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0004)


Columbia Special Products CSPS 281 (Canada) - spine scan by Manuel García Jara ("CSP 281S", no "LITHO IN CANADA" so may be from the USA)

R-0004-3 Swing And Turn Jubilee (traditional) - Bob plays harmonica for Carolyn Hester, from her first Columbia album Carolyn Hester (see 1962) (stereo version)
For a full list of the compilations on which this stereo track has appeared, also see 1962.

This Canadian compilation is one of those albums, very common in the 1960s, made by Columbia Special Products for other companies (General Electric, Oxydol, John Deere, Zenith, etc.). This time it was made for Philco (part of the Ford Motor Company) - the stereo gramophone on the front was made by Philco, as was the small portable radio the girl is holding. This compilation has an identical or similar title to other compilations of the period 1965-66, even though only the overdubbed I Am A Rock (1965) is a "folk-rock" song, the rest of the tracks are "simply folk", and they were all recorded before 1965. The date of release is unclear. According to the tracklist and the album title a logical release date would be 1965 or early 1966. The catalogue number (CSPS 281) follows that of When We're Together...With The Folk Sound (CSP 280-S, see International Compilations: Various Artist Albums 1962-69) also released in Canada by Columbia Special Products/Philco in 1965. The front photo also includes the sleeve of the album Beatles For Sale (released on 4 Dec 1964).


Columbia Special Products CSPS 281 (Canada) - detail of rear with mention of 1967's "The Graduate", scan by Manuel García Jara

However, the liner notes about Simon & Garfunkel on the rear mention the film "The Graduate", for which the premiere was held on 21 Dec 1967. Therefore, this compilation can't be dated before late 1967, and maybe even early 1968, even though at that time the CSP catalogue numbers were higher and the design of labels was very different! This must be either a brand new album from late 1967/early 1968 (hard to believe because of its catalogue number and design of labels) or a reissue of an album previously released in 1965 with modified liner notes. If the latter, the original album from 1965 has never come to light!

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Nine Songs Publisher’s Sampler" 12" single-sided mono vinyl LP, Warner Bros./7 Arts Music Inc. XTV 221567 (USA), 1967:
These are all Witmark & Sons demos recorded in the Witmark offices, New York, in 1962-63 except R-0037, which is an alternate Columbia studio take from 1964 used as a demo. The record is single-sided so there is no label on Side 2. For an acetate with two of these and other Witmark demos, see 1963. Thanks to John R. Overall for information that this is really badly pressed and appears not to have been equalised for LP.

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Warner Bros. XTV 221567 (USA) - label scan by Hans Seegers

R-0029-3 Long Ago, Far Away - demo recorded Nov 1962, for a Witmark acetate with this performance see 1963
Lyrics on bobdylan.com here

R-0030-2 Long Time Gone - demo recorded Mar 1963, for a Witmark acetate with this performance see 1963
Lyrics on bobdylan.com
here

R-0031-2 Ain't Gonna Grieve - demo recorded Aug 1963
Lyrics on bobdylan.com here
This previously appeared on a Columbia US 10" acetate, see 1963. It also surfaced in a set of US Music Publishers Holding Corporation acetates, see 2004.


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697761792 (Europe, Oct 2010) - reverse of rear insert showing Warner Bros. XTV 221567

R-0032 John Brown - demo recorded Aug 1963, for the Jan/Feb 1963 Broadside recording (R-0026), see 1963

R-0033 I Shall Be Free - demo recorded Apr 1963, different performance from the one released on The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

R-0034 Only A Hobo - demo recorded Aug 1963, for a Witmark acetate with this performance see 1963
The version released on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3
is an out-take from The Times They Are A-Changin', recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 12 Aug 1963 (CO78982, 3:28). For the Jan/Feb 1963 Broadside recording (R-0027) and a May 1963 radio broadcast on The World Of Folk Music (Starring Oscar Brand) (R-0317), see 1963

R-0035 The Death Of Emmett Till - demo recorded Dec 1962. For the May 1962 Broadside recording (R-0082), not released until the 1970s, see 1972
Lyrics on bobdylan.com here

R-0036-2 (I'd Hate To Be You On That) Dreadful Day - demo recorded Mar 1963. For a 1963 acetate with this track, see 1963. For the Nov 1962 Broadside recording (R-0081), not released until the 1970s, see 1972
The lyrics of this song have now disappeared from bobdylan.com!

R-0037 I'll Keep It With Mine - recorded Jun 1964, different version from the one released on Biograph, see 1985

All nine of these songs have now been released officially in 2010 on the Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music set The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964 so have been added to Released Rarities.


Mono Singles & EPs for 1967

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Mono 7" Singles & EPs 1966-68
These are now here: Mono 7" Singles & EPs 1966-68. Mono LPs have their own pages, see International Mono Releases.

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Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits
(1967, mono)


Promotional/Regular Items for 1967


Living In Another Country: International Stereo Releases

Stereo promo items for 1967 which don't contain rare material but which are still very collectable are now included with promo releases of regular albums and commercially released singles on the appropriate page in International Stereo Releases. Greatest Hits 1967
Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (1967, stereo)

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