"Searching For A Gem"

Audio: CBS UK Record Labels

This page is an attempt to catalogue every variant style of CBS UK record label from 1962 to the early 1990s. It is still incomplete. Descriptions of the labels are the same as on the album and singles pages from which they come, and therefore vary considerably (this page may allow the labels to be dated more accurately when collected together with other labels of exactly the same style).

Because of the huge variations in record labels from 1962 to the 1990s, the UK may be the most prolific country for Dylan releases, even including the USA with its much larger number of processing plants.

Before 1962 Columbia records from the USA were released in the UK by Philips (who later became PolyGram, and are now part of Universal) on the Philips and Fontana labels. CBS records were pressed by Philips from their launch as a separate label in 1962 and CBS didn't own pressing facilities until they bought Oriole Records in 1964. Oriole had its own pressing plants at Aston Clinton and Colnbrook*, kept busy by the weekly Embassy titles for Woolworths, well over half their output. Oriole had also released American Columbia hits in the UK in the early 1960s. The pressing plants made the company an attractive proposition, and US giant CBS was seeking its own pressing facility instead of relying on its partnership with Philips. When Oriole was bought by CBS on 21 Sep 1964 most of the catalogue ceased, but Oriole singles continued to be issued until Nov 1965. Oriole LPs were thicker than average, all the early Motown LPs in Britain were on the Oriole-American label and their collectability is enhanced by the heavy vinyl. CBS continued with both the Oriole Embassy and Realm labels for some years. CBS records were released in the UK up to 1991, when they became Columbia. Up until this time the UK Columbia record label was part of EMI (now also part of Universal), with no link to the US Columbia label, as it was everywhere in the world except North America (in Spain the Columbia label was separately owned by RCA, so former CBS releases became CBS/Sony during the 1990s).

*Although Wikipedia and several other sources say that Oriole had a pressing plant at Colnbrook, other sources say that the Oriole premises there were just a distribution warehouse, with possibly some recording and editing facilities, but not a pressing plant.

There's an easy way to identify Philips-made CBS LPs. The inner pressing ring is deeper and about 22mm while CBS pressings have a ring of about 32mm. Probably all Philips pressings have an inverted triangle as a part of the matrix numbers. Another Side of Bob Dylan was the last UK CBS LP (of any artist, not just Dylan) made by Philips first.

CBS UK used textured record labels (often described as "rough") before 1967, and smooth labels after that.

Revised: 02 September, 2017.


Mono Album Record Labels

All CBS UK mono records have plain orange labels.


Mono Albums produced by Philips or EMI on behalf of CBS UK:


CBS BPG 62022 (UK) - side 1 of Philips-made test pressing, picture found on eBay by Arie de Reus

On Philips-made record labels to the right of the centre hole underneath the music publisher credits the matrix number is shown as “BPG 62xxx 1L” or “BPG 62xxx 2L” above the text "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 196x".


CBS BPG 62022 (UK), first copy pressed by Philips - Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus (first track correctly titled "You're No Good")

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CBS BPG 62022 (UK), second copy pressed by Philips - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (first track incorrectly titled "She's No Good")


CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus (copy pressed by Philips)


CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus (copy pressed by Philips)


CBS BPG 62429 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (copy pressed by Philips)


CBS bpg 62515 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (copy pressed by Philips)


CBS bpg 62515 (UK) - Side 1 scan from www.discogs.com (copy pressed by EMI)


CBS
bpg 62572 (UK) - Side 1 photo by Lee Lintott (copy pressed by Philips)

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CBS bpg 62572 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (possible EMI pressing)


CBS bpg 62572 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Per Erik Dahlberg (second possible EMI pressing)

On the CBS release the matrix numbers are “BPG 62xxx A” or “BPG 62xxx B” above the shorter text of “(P) 196x". (The “L” on the Philips record label meant Mono, with “Y” for Stereo.) The matrix numbers on the Philips-made records are very complicated, including several inverted triangles, e.g. "V V V". CBS record matrix numbers are far simpler. The Philips labels have "BPG 62xxx" to the right of the centre hole, while the CBS labels have "BPG 62xxx".

On the first Philips-made Bob Dylan Side 1 record label the first song is “You’re No Good”, later changed to “She’s No Good” – on the CBS releases it’s listed as “She’s No Good”. The song has always been listed as "You're No Good" on the front and rear of the sleeve.

The first copy of Bringing It All Back Home shown is a curiosity because it does not have a Philips-style record label, but it does have Philips-style matrix numbers, different from the CBS matrix numbers for the album. The second copy of Bringing It All Back Home shown was a contract pressing by EMI ordered by CBS, because CBS had capacity problems at this time - special characteristics are raised “M” and “T” to the left and right of the centre hole of Side 2, which can be seen (and felt) if the record is examined closely, but which are impossible to scan. ("M/T" was a UK tax code used by EMI and stamped on either side of the centre hole of their records.) There are equivalent pressings for Highway 61 Revisited. Both have CBS-style record labels but have different matrix numbers from the CBS pressings. The two possible EMI pressings come in different sleeves, and the second copy has a "U" stamped in the vinyl on each side directly opposite the matrix number. I am however informed that these copies do not look like pressings from the EMI Plant at Hayes, Middlesex, so where they come from is yet unclear.


Mono Albums produced by CBS UK themselves:

"33 RPM"

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CBS bpg 62022 (UK), first CBS commercial release - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (first track incorrectly titled "She's No Good")

These albums were made after CBS bought Oriole Records in Sep 1964. On these record labels the playing speed to the left of the centre hole is just "33".

The last CBS UK Dylan album to have just "33" on the labels was Greatest Hits, the UK-only 1967 release.

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CBS bpg 62193 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (first CBS copy)


CBS bpg 62193 (UK) - Side 1 photo by Stuart Leitch (second CBS copy - lower song titles)

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CBS bpg 62251 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (CBS copy)

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CBS bpg 62429 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (first CBS release)


CBS bpg 62429 (UK) - Side 1 picture from eBay (second CBS release)


CBS bpg 62429 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Jérémie Viala (third CBS release)


CBS bpg 62515 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (CBS variant 1A)


CBS bpg 62515 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (CBS variant 1B)


CBS bpg 62515 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Jérémie Viala (CBS variant 2)


CBS
bpg 62572 (UK) - Side 1 photo by Lee Lintott (first CBS release)


CBS bpg 62572 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second CBS release)


CBS ddp 66012 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first release)


CBS bpg 62847 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first release)

"33RPM"


CBS bpg 62193 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (third CBS release, 1967, large "33")

On these record labels, dating from 1967 onwards, the playing speed to the left of the centre hole is now "33" instead of just "33". There is no publication date to the right of the centre hole on either copy of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan or Bringing It All Back Home. Another Side Of Bob Dylan has "(P) 1964". After that Highway 61 Revisited has "(P) 1965", Blonde On Blonde and Greatest Hits have "(P) 1966", John Wesley Harding has "(P) 1968" and Nashville Skyline has "(P) 1969".

Are there mono CBS UK copies of Bob Dylan and The Times They Are A-Changin' with playing speed "33" on the record labels? For Bob Dylan I suspect not, but the other may exist.


CBS bpg 62193 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth CBS release, 1968, small "
33")

CBS bpg 62429 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1965-66 release)


CBS bpg 62515 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (CBS variant 3)


CBS DDP 66012 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second release)


CBS bpg 62847 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second release, large "
33")


CBS bpg 62847 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (third release, small "33")


CBS bpg 63252 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first release)

"33 RPM" and "MONO"/arrows


CBS bpg 62572 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (third CBS release)

The third releases of Highway 61 Revisited and Greatest Hits, plus the second release of John Wesley Harding and the only mono release of Nashville Skyline have "MONO" and an arrows logo printed to the left of the centre hole. This dates them all at around 1969 (Nashville Skyline was the only UK mono release to have this type of label on first release, it was also the last UK mono release).

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CBS bpg 62847 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (fourth release)


CBS bpg 63252 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second release)

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CBS M 63601 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


Mono Single/EP Record Labels

All CBS UK mono records have plain orange labels for the original commercial releases and white labels for promo releases. Reissues still in mono have orange/yellow CBS labels.


7" mono EPs


CBS EP 6051 (UK) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (first release - push-out centre)

Surprisingly, these three are the only UK mono EPs I have listed. They were all released after CBS took control of their own pressings.


CBS EP 6051 (UK) - A-side scan by Henry V. Bell (
Jun 1965 release - partial push-out centre)


CBS EP 6051 (UK) - A-side scan by
Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (Jun 1965 release - solid centre)

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CBS EP 6051 (UK) - A-side scan by Olav Langum (late 1965 release)


CBS EP 6070 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS EP 6078 (UK) - A-side scan by Jim Linwood (first variant, solid centre)


CBS EP 6078 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (first variant, push-out centre)


CBS EP 6078 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (second variant, solid centre)


7" mono singles (orange labels)
Promo releases have white labels with a large orange "A" on the A-side. Also shown are acetates/test pressings with CBS and Emidisc labels.

All CBS Records 7" singles with push-out centres had four spokes. The variants of CBS 201811 and CBS 201824 with three spokes were made for CBS by Philips to meet extra demand.

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CBS 201751 (UK) promo single - A-side scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 201751 (UK) commercial single, first release - A-side scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 201751 (UK) commercial single, second release - A-side scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 201753 commercial single (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (push-out centre)


CBS 201753 commercial single (UK) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (solid centre)


CBS 201781 acetate (UK) - A-side scan by Arie de Reus (1965)

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CBS 201781 promo single (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 201781 commercial single (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (first release)

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CBS 201781 commercial single (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (second release)

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CBS 201811 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (first 1965 release, push-out centre with four spokes)


CBS 201811 (UK) - A-side scan by Tom Willems (variant of first 1965 release, push-out centre with three spokes)


CBS 201811 (UK) - A-side scan by Ilkka Kurkela (first 1965 release, solid centre)

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CBS 201811 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (second 1965 release, push-out centre with four spokes)


CBS 201811 (UK) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1965 release, solid centre)

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CBS 201824 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (first variant, push-out centre with three spokes)

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CBS 201824 (UK) - white label promo A-side scan by Hans Seegers (second variant, push-out centre with four spokes)


CBS 201824 (UK) - commercial A-side scan by Ronald Born (second variant, push-out centre with four spokes)


CBS 201824 (UK) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant, solid centre)


CBS 201824 (UK) - A-side scan by Georg Hansson (third variant, four spokes)


CBS 201900 (UK) - test pressing A-side scan by Arie de Reus


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

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CBS 202053 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


CBS 202053 (UK) - A-side scan by Anton Wennbom (commercial release, push-out centre)


CBS 202053 (UK) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release, solid centre)


CBS 202258 (UK) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (promo copy, push-out centre - R-0322)


CBS 202258 (UK) - A-side (push-out centre, my copy)


CBS 202258 (UK) - A-side scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (solid centre)


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


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


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


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


CBS 2700 (UK) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (promo release)

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CBS 2700 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


Picture from eBay (Emidisc test pressing, 1966)

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CBS UK test pressing scan by Hans Seegers (1966)

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CBS 4219 (UK), promo single - A-side scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 4219 (UK), commercial single - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (push-out centre)


CBS 4219 (UK), commercial single - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (solid centre)


CBS UK test pressing A-side scan by Arie de Reus (1969)


CBS UK test pressing A-side scan from eBay (1969)


CBS 4434 (UK) - promo A-side scan by Hans Seegers (same as first commercial variant with date 25 Aug 1969)


CBS 4434 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (1969 commercial release, variant 1)


CBS 4434 (UK) - A-side scan by Dag Braathen (1969 commercial release, variant 2A - open centre)


CBS 4434 (UK) - A-side photocopy by Paul Shenton (1969 commercial release, variant 2B - solid centre)


CBS 4434 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (1969 commercial release, variant 3A - larger titles, solid centre)


CBS 4434 (UK) - A-side scan by Peter Denzler (1969 commercial release, variant 3B - larger titles, push-out centre)


CBS 4611 (UK) A-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


CBS 4611 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release push-out centre)


CBS 4611 (UK) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release - solid centre)


CBS 7329 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


CBS 7329 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release - push-out centre)


CBS 7329 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release - solid centre)

The Sep 1966 single Just Like A Woman/Obviously 5 Believers (CBS 2360) was not released in the UK.

The May 1969 UK CBS 4219 single is shown with push-out and solid centres, but can also be found with an open centre.

As far as I know CBS 7329 from Jun 1971 was the last new release of a UK mono single, although Wigwam/Copper Kettle in 1970 had been released only in stereo.


7" mono singles (orange/yellow labels)

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CBS 201751 (UK) commercial single, 1974 re-release still in mono - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (new label, title is now correct)

CBS UK introduced the orange/yellow "sunburst" label design for singles about a year before LPs. All these singles are 1970s reissues of three 1960s releases, still in mono! CBS 1811 was originally released in 1974 as CBS 201811.


CBS 201751 (UK) commercial single, 1974 re-release still in mono - A-side scan by Ronald Born (single circular groove)


CBS 201811 (UK) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (orange/yellow label release, solid centre, 1974)

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CBS 1811 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (first release, solid centre, 1974 onwards)


CBS 1811 (UK) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant first release, open centre, 1974 onwards)

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CBS 1811 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (second release, solid centre, 1974 onwards)

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CBS 1811 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (third release, open centre, 1974 onwards)


CBS 1811 (UK) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth release, solid centre, 1974 onwards)


CBS 1811 (UK) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (fifth release, solid centre, 1974 onwards with extra text)


CBS 4434 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (1975 commercial release, first variant)


CBS 4434 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (1975 commercial release, variant 2A with solid centre - larger "BOB DYLAN")


CBS 4434 (UK) - B-side photocopy by Paul Shenton (1975 commercial release, variant 2A with open centre)


CBS 4434 (UK) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 commercial release, variant 2B)


CBS 4434 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (1979 commercial release, first variant with solid centre)


CBS 4434 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (1979 commercial release, second variant - larger "BOB DYLAN" and push-out centre)


Stereo Album Record Labels


Stereo Albums produced by Philips or EMI on behalf of CBS UK:


CBS SBPG 62022 (UK) - 1962 release, Side 1 scan by Per Erik Dahlberg (first release, record made by Philips)

On Philips-made record labels to the right of the centre hole underneath the music publisher credits the matrix number is shown as “BPG 62xxx 1Y” or “BPG 62xxx 2Y” above the text "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 196x". On the CBS release the matrix numbers are “SBPG 62xxx A” or “SBPG 62xxx B” above the shorter text of “(P) 196x". (The “Y” on the Philips record label meant Stereo, with "L" for Mono.) The matrix numbers on the Philips-made records are very complicated, including several inverted triangles, e.g. "V V V". CBS record matrix numbers are far simpler. The Philips labels have "SBPG 62xxx" to the right of the centre hole, while the CBS labels below have "SBPG 62xxx" or "SBPG 62xxx".


CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1963 release, record made by Philips)


CBS sbpg 62193 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1963 release variant, record made by Philips with CBS label)


CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1963 release, record made by Philips/EMI?)


CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first release variant 1 made by Philips, "33")


CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first release variant 2A made by Philips, "33")


CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - Side 1 (first release variant 2B made by Philips, "33" in different type face, my copy)


CBS SBPG 62429 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, record made by Philips)

All of these have orange labels with "33" and the "STEREO"/Arrows logo to the left of the centre hole, except the second and third variants of The Times They Are A-Changin', which not only have "33" but a catalogue number of "SBPG 62251" and "(P) 1964" like a CBS label. These labels still have the Philips-style "1Y"/"2Y" after the catalogue numbers to the right of the centre hole. Track 1 on Side 1 of Bob Dylan is correctly listed as "You're No Good". It is possible because of the matrix numbers that the second version of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan shown was pressed by EMI, not Philips. As far as I know Another Side Of Bob Dylan was the last stereo Dylan album pressed by Philips, although mono copies of Bringing It All Back Home and Highway 61 Revisited pressed by Philips exist as shown above.


CBS sbpg 62515 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate first release, made by EMI)
Gerd Rundel's copy shown of Bringing It All Back Home was probably pressed by EMI because Side 2 has a tax code "K/T" stamped on either side of the centre hole. Simon Blokker's copy also has the catalogue number on the labels as “sbpg 62515”, the same record matrix numbers, and the same sleeve printed by Ernest J. Day & Co., Ltd. However, on his record labels the song titles are more widely spaced than on the labels of Gerd's copy, with much less space between song 7 and "MADE IN ENGLAND".
CBS sbpg 62515 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Simon Blokker (second alternate first release, made by EMI?)

Stereo Albums produced by CBS UK themselves:

Orange labels

"33 RPM" plus "STEREO"/arrows (catalogue numbers "sbpg 62xxx")


CBS sbpg 62022 (UK) - first 1965 release, Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

The catalogue numbers are shown as "CBS sbpg 62xxx". (The "sbpg" is all in small capitals). The last CBS UK Dylan album to have just "33" on the labels was Greatest Hits, the UK-only 1967 release.

Track 1 on Side 1 of Bob Dylan is wrongly listed as "She's No Good".


CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second CBS release)

CBS sbpg 62429 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Henry V. Bell (first CBS release)

"33 RPM" plus "STEREO"/arrows (single LP catalogue numbers "Sbpg 62xxx"/double LP catalogue number SDDP 66012)


CBS Sbpg 62022 (UK), second 1965 release - Side 1 scan by Henry V. Bell

The catalogue numbers are shown as "CBS Sbpg 62xxx" or "CBS SDDP 66012" for Blonde On Blonde (the "S" of "Sbpg" or "SDDP" is full-sized). The UK version of Greatest Hits was the last CBS Dylan album with a playing speed of "33" on the record labels.

Track 1 on Side 1 of Bob Dylan is wrongly listed as "She's No Good".


CBS Sbpg 62193 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (third 1963 release, record made by CBS)

CBS Sbpg 62251 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (first CBS release)


CBS Sbpg 62429 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second CBS release)


CBS Sbpg 62515 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (first release)


CBS Sbpg 62572 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first release)


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1966 release)


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (first release)

"33 RPM" plus "STEREO"/arrows (single LP catalogue numbers "Sbpg 62xxx"/double LP catalogue number SDDP 66012)


CBS Sbpg 62022 (UK), 1968-69 release - Side 1 scan by Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (first variant)

On these record labels the playing speed to the left of the centre hole is now "33" (in two text sizes). The catalogue numbers are shown as "CBS Sbpg 62xxx", "CBS S bpg 62xxx" or "CBS SDDP 66012" in the case of Blonde On Blonde. There is no publication date to the right of the centre hole on The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan or Bringing It All Back Home. The variant of the 1967 Greatest Hits album contributed by Paul Shenton has labels where all the text is in a larger sans serif type, so that the copyright text round the circumference is much larger and leaves almost no space between it and "MADE IN ENGLAND" at the bottom. The catalogue number is shown as "SBPG 62847" instead of "Sbpg 62847". Lars M. Banke's copy of Blonde On Blonde has similar circumference text and a catalogue number on the two labels of Record 1 of "CBS SDDP 66012" instead of "CBS SDDP 66012".

Track 1 on Side 1 of Bob Dylan is wrongly listed as "She's No Good".


CBS S
bpg 62022 (UK), 1968-69 release - Side 1 scan by Ian Woodward (second variant)


CBS S
bpg 62022 (UK), 1968-69 release - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (third variant, credits same as first)


CBS Sbpg 62193 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (first 1964 release)


CBS Sbpg 62193 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (second 1964 release)


CBS Sbpg 62193 (UK) - Side 1 scan by
Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (third 1964 release)


CBS Sbpg 62193 (UK) - Side 1 scan by
Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (third 1964 release variant)


CBS Sbpg 62193 (UK) - Side 1 scan by
Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (1970s release)


CBS S
BPG 62251 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (second release)


CBS SBPG 62251 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (third release)


CBS Sbpg 62429 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second release)


CBS Sbpg 62429 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (third release
with "33" in different text)


CBS S bpg 62515 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1960s release)


CBS Sbpg 62572 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Henry V. Bell (second release)


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - 1967 Side 1 scan by Henry V. Bell (1967 release with "33" in larger text)


CBS Sddp 66012 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1967 release variant 2A, Record 1, Side 1 - "33" in larger text)

CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (1967 release variant 2B, Record 1, Side 1 - "33" in smaller text)


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - Side 1, my copy (1968-69 release with "33" in smaller text)


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gavin Whitehouse (post 1969 "Big Ben Music")


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - Side 1 photocopy by Paul Shenton (second release with "33" in larger text)

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CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - Side 1 (third release
with "33" in smaller text)


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - Side 1 photocopy by Paul Shenton (alternate third release with "33" in larger text


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Tom Willems (third release variant)


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (fourth 1960s release)


CBS S bpg 63252 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Henry Bell (1960s release)


CBS Sbpg 63252 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (1972 release)

"33 RPM" plus "STEREO"/arrows (catalogue numbers without "BPG")

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CBS S 63601 (UK) - Side 1 (first release, my copy - "Blossom Music"/"B. Feldman")

These releases start with Nashville Skyline in 1969. The last album to have plain orange CBS record labels on first release was The Basement Tapes in 1975, and only in limited quantities. My copy bought on the day of release had the new orange/yellow labels.


CBS S 63601 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (second release - "Kinney Music"/"Big Ben Music")

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CBS 66250/S 64085 (UK) - Side 1 (my copy)

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CBS S 69001 (UK) - Side 1 (1970 release - my copy)


CBS S 67239 (UK) - Record 1, Side 1 (1971 release - my copy)


CBS S 67239 (UK) - Side 3 (Record 2, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (alternate 1971 release)


CBS S 67239 (UK) - Record 1, Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (early 1970s release)

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CBS S 69042 (UK) - Side 1 (1973 release - my copy)

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CBS S 69049 (UK) - Side 1 (my copy)

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CBS S 69097 (UK) - Side 1 (my copy)


CBS 88147/CBS S 80917 (UK) - Side 1 (Side 1 of record 1), scan by Manuel García Jara (first release)

Orange/yellow labels - catalogue numbers in various formats (without "LC|0149" code)

The first Bob Dylan album to be released with orange/yellow ("sunburst") CBS UK labels was The Basement Tapes in 1975. Because of the amazing number of variants these orange/yellow labels are divided (arbitrarily) into three groups:

  1. Stereo catalogue numbers with "BPG" in various formats
  2. Mono catalogue numbers "BPG 62xxx"
  3. Stereo catalogue numbers without "BPG" in various formats

There are two examples of red CBS labels from the 1980s without the "LC|0149" EU Label Code (see description below), these are listed in the red label section below

Stereo catalogue numbers with "BPG" in various formats

These variants range from 1975 to the early 1980s. The first variant with "CBS Sbpg 62xxx" is probably the first orange/yellow CBS label released.

First variant 1975 (single LP catalogue numbers "Sbpg 62xxx" or "Sbpg 63xxx"/double LP catalogue number SDDP 66012)


CBS Sbpg 62022 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1970s release)

The catalogue numbers are still shown as "CBS Sbpg 62xxx"/"CBS Sbpg 63xxx" or "CBS Sddp 66012" in the case of Blonde On Blonde. CBS Sbpg 62251 has a "Philips-style" stereo matrix number "SBPG 62251.1Y" to the left of the centre hole. CBS Sddp 66012 has "Stereo" to the left of the centre hole without arrows.

Track 1 on Side 1 of Bob Dylan is wrongly listed as "She's No Good".


CBS Sbpg 62193 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid 1970s release)


CBS Sbpg 62251 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (first 1975 variant)


CBS Sbpg 62429 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (fourth release - variant 1)

CBS Sbpg 62515 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid 1970s release)

CBS Sbpg 62572 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid 1970s release)

CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - Side 1 scan by James Ratcliff (1970s release


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (first mid 1970s release)


CBS Sbpg 63252 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid 1970s release)

There are two different variants of the 1970s release of CBS SDDP 66012 (copy shown from James Ratcliff). Sides 1 and 2 are both the same, but on the first variant Sides 1 and 2 of Record 2 are numbered "3" and "4", and on the second variant they are numbered "1" and "2"! All other details of the labels are the same, as are the matrix numbers.

Second variant mid 1970s (single LP catalogue numbers "S BPG 62xxx" or "S BPG 63xxx"/double LP catalogue numbers SDDP 66012/DDP 66012)


CBS S BPG 62193 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid 1970s release)

The catalogue numbers are now shown as "CBS S BPG 62xxx"/"CBS S BPG 63xxx" or "CBS SDDP 66012"/"CBS DDP 66012" in the case of Blonde On Blonde. The Blonde On Blonde "BOY DYLAN" misprint occurs on the Side 1 record label only, the Sides 2-4 labels are correct. "MADE IN ENGLAND" is still at the bottom of the labels. The Greatest Hits label shown has a unique variant - the catalogue number is shown as "(S) BPG 62847".


CBS S BPG 62193 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s release)


CBS S BPG 62251 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1975 variant)


CBS S BPG 62429 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Patrick Helfrich (fourth release - variant 2)


CBS S BPG 62515 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid 1970s release)


CBS S BPG 62515 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (later 1970s release)

CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Colin Baker (1975 release, "BOY DYLAN" misprint)

CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus (1975 release, "BOB DYLAN" corrected)

CBS DDP 66012 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s/early 1980s release)

CBS (S) BPG 62847 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (third 1970s release)

All these labels have a small catalogue number and the "STEREO"/arrows logo to the left of the centre hole.

Third variant mid 1970s (catalogue numbers "SBPG 63xxx")


CBS SBPG 63252 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1970s release)
On this John Wesley Harding label the catalogue number is shown as "SBPG 63252".

Mono catalogue numbers "BPG 62xxx"

These variants come from the mid/late 1970s or early 1980s.

First variant mid/late 1970s, early 1980s


CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first early 1980s release)

These copies of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan and Another Side Of Bob Dylan have record labels with the mono catalogue number, but they don't have the "LC|0149" capsule as do the contemporary examples with the mono catalogue number below. "MADE IN ENGLAND" is still at the bottom of the labels.


CBS BPG 62429 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid/late 1970s release)

CBS BPG 62515 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first late 1970s/early 1980s release)

Second variant late 1970s/early 1980s


CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second early 1980s release)

This copy of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan has record labels with the mono catalogue number, but they again don't have the "LC|0149" capsule as do the contemporary examples with the mono catalogue number below. "MADE IN ENGLAND" is now in the circumference text, with no text at the bottom of the label.

Second variant late 1970s/early 1980s


CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (third early 1980s release)

These albums have anomalous record labels. They have the mono catalogue number, but they again don't have the "LC|0149" capsule as below. "MADE IN ENGLAND" is again in the circumference text, with CBS copyright info at the bottom of the labels. This is a design that you expect to find only on 1980s record labels, see below, so the "LC|0149" capsule would be expected!


CBS BPG 62515 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Ronald Born (second late 1970s/early 1980s release)

Stereo catalogue numbers without "SBPG" in various formats

These variants range from the mid 1970s to the early 1980s. The first one is probably later than the first orange/yellow CBS labels with the "BPG" format.


CBS S 62022 (UK), mid-1970s release - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS S 62572 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid 1970s release)

CBS S 62572 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (third 1970s release)

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CBS 88147/CBS S 80917 (UK) - Side 1 (Side 1 of record 1), second release


CBS S 62847 (UK) - Side 1 photocopy by Paul Shenton (second mid 1970s release)

CBS S 63252 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1977 release)


CBS S 63601 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid 1970s release - "Kinney Music"/"Big Ben Music"/"B. Feldman")


CBS S 63601 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid 1970s release - "Kinney Music"/"Big Ben Music", no "Feldman")


CBS 66250/S 64085 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1970s release)

CBS 66250/S 64085 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid 1970s release)

CBS 66250/S 64085 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (third mid 1970s release)

CBS S 67239 (UK) - Side 1 photocopy by Paul Shenton (first mid 1970s release)
           

CBS S 67239 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (second mid-1970s release)


CBS S 67239 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (third mid-1970s release)


CBS S 69042 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1976-77 release)

CBS S 69097 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid-1970s release)

CBS S 69097 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid-1970s release)
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CBS 88147/CBS S 80917 (UK) - Side 1 (Side 1 of record 1), second release (my copy)

CBS 88147/CBS S 80917 (UK) - Side 1 (Side 1 of record 1), scan by Gerd Rundel (third release)

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CBS S 86003 (UK) - Side 1 (my copy, song titles left aligned)


CBS S 86003 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (approx 1977 release)


CBS S 86016 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Kenneth Robson (1976 release)


CBS S 86016 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1976-77 release)

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S CBS 86067 (UK) - Side 1 (1978 release - my copy)

These albums have catalogue number "CBS S 6xxxx" or "CBS S 8xxxx". They still don't have the "LC|0149" code introduced in 1977. "MADE IN ENGLAND" is printed at the bottom of the labels.

Track 1 on Side 1 of Bob Dylan is wrongly listed as "She's No Good".


CBS S 69097 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate late 1970s/early 1980s release)
The Blood On The Tracks record label on the left from the late 1970s/early 1980s is an anomaly in that it has CBS copyright information at the bottom of the labels and "MADE IN ENGLAND" in the circumference text (option 3 immediately below for stereo catalogue numbers without "BPG"), but does not have the expected "LC|0149" code left or right of the centre hole.

Orange/yellow labels - catalogue numbers in various formats (with "LC|0149" code)

"LC|0149" is an EU Label Code introduced in 1977 by the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) and represents CBS Records. It does not seem to have appeared on record labels until 1979, with Bob Dylan At Budokan in Apr 1979 being the first Dylan album to have an LC code on the labels on first release. There are several different (and confusing) orange/yellow CBS label formats with the code placed on varying positions on the labels. Again because of the amazing number of variants these orange/yellow labels are divided (again arbitrarily) into three groups:

  1. Stereo catalogue numbers with "BPG" in various formats
  2. Mono catalogue numbers "BPG 62xxx"
  3. Stereo catalogue numbers without "BPG" in various formats

I've divided each group up into sub-groups depending on the position of "MADE IN ENGLAND" on the labels, purely because these sub-groups seem to follow chronologically (although anomalies occur):

  1. "MADE IN ENGLAND" at bottom of label (up to early 1980s, orange/yellow labels only)
  2. "MADE IN ENGLAND" in circumference text, bottom of label blank (mid 1980s, orange/yellow labels only)
  3. "MADE IN ENGLAND" in circumference text, CBS copyright info at bottom of label (mid/late 1980s, orange/yellow and red labels)
  4. "MADE IN ENGLAND" and CBS copyright info in circumference text, bottom of label again blank (late 1980s, red labels only)

Stereo catalogue numbers with "S bpg 62xxx" or "S BPG 62xxx" (double LPs have "S ddp 66xxx" or "S DDP 66xxx"):

1    "MADE IN ENGLAND" at bottom of label:


CBS S BPG 62022 (UK), alternate late 1970s release - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

These record labels have "throwback" catalogue numbers of "S bpg" or "S BPG" (the Blonde On Blonde label as "SDDP"). "MADE IN ENGLAND" is still printed at the bottom of these labels.


CBS S BPG 62251 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1979 release)


CBS S bpg 62572 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first late 1970s/early 1980s release)


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s release


CBS S BPG 63252 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first late 1970s/early 1980s variant)

The first record label and the Blonde On Blonde label have the "LC|0149" code to the left of the centre hole below "STEREO" and the arrows logo. The second record label has the "LC|0149" code to the right of the centre hole on the second text line. Just "STEREO" and the arrows logo are to the left of the centre hole. The copy of CBS S bpg 62572 shown has the "LC|0149" capsule high on the right of the label, near the large CBS logo. "Stereo" to the left of the centre hole doesn't have an arrows logo. The CBS S BPG 63252 record label has the "LC|0149" code to the left of the centre hole below "STEREO", which also doesn't have an arrows logo.

2    "MADE IN ENGLAND" in circumference text, bottom of label blank:

No examples found so far.

3    "MADE IN ENGLAND" in circumference text, CBS copyright info at bottom of label:


CBS S bpg 62572 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second late 1970s/early 1980s release)

The second late 1970s/early 1980s S bpg 62572 record label still has the "throwback" catalogue number of "S bpg 62572", but this design is anomalous in that "MADE IN ENGLAND" is printed in the circumference text to the right of the centre hole and CBS copyright info is printed at the bottom of the labels, a design that would be expected on a label from later in the 1980s.

Mono catalogue numbers "BPG 62xxx"/"BPG 63xxx"

1    "MADE IN ENGLAND" at bottom of label:


CBS BPG 62022 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (late 1970s release)

These catalogue numbers are "CBS BPG 62xxx/63xxx". "MADE IN ENGLAND" is still printed at the bottom of the labels. On BPG 62022 the "LC|0149" capsule is to the left of the centre hole, now below the "STEREO"/arrows logo. On BPG 63252 the "LC|0149" capsule is again to the left of the centre hole, below "STEREO", replacing the arrows logo. On BPG 62251 the "LC|0149" capsule is to the right of the centre hole, as the second line of text, and there again no arrows.


CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1979 release)


CBS BPG 63252 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second late 1970s/early 1980s variant)

Track 1 on Side 1 of Bob Dylan is wrongly listed as "She's No Good".

2    "MADE IN ENGLAND" in circumference text, bottom of label blank:


CBS BPG 62022 (UK) - Side 1 scan by
Gerd Rundel (second late 1970s release)

The text to the left of the centre hole and the position of the "LC|0149" capsule varies with each label! CBS BPG 63252 has the "LC|0149" capsule to the left of the centre hole below "STEREO" and the arrows logo. CBS BPG 62251 has the "LC|0149" capsule on the second line to the right of the centre hole. CBS BPG 62847 has the "LC|0149" capsule at high top right. "Stereo" on the left of the centre hole doesn't have an arrows logo. CBS BPG 63252 has the "LC|0149" capsule to the left of the centre hole below "STEREO", which also doesn't have an arrows logo.


CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate 1979 release)

CBS BPG 62847 (UK) - Side 1 photocopy by Paul Shenton (fifth release, variant 1)

CBS BPG 63252 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (third late 1970s/early 1980s variant)

Track 1 on Side 1 of Bob Dylan is again wrongly listed as "She's No Good".

3    "MADE IN ENGLAND" in circumference text, CBS copyright info at bottom of label:


CBS BPG 62847 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (fifth release, variant 2)

These two labels are the direct equivalents of the previous two labels, BPG 62847 and BPG 63252. CBS BPG 62847 again has the "LC|0149" code at high top right. "Stereo" on the left of the centre hole again doesn't have an arrows logo. CBS BPG 63252 again has the "LC|0149" code to the left of the centre hole below "STEREO", which again also doesn't have an arrows logo.


CBS BPG 63252 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (fourth late 1970s/early 1980s variant)

Stereo catalogue numbers without "BPG"

1    "MADE IN ENGLAND" at bottom of labels:


CBS S 62572 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (fourth 1970s release)

Here the "LC|0149" code occurs in various positions: to the left of the centre hole, on the top line of text; at high top right; on the left, but the bottom line of text; to the right of the centre hole in the second line of text.

The catalogue numbers are "S 6xxxx", "6xxxx", "S 8xxxx" or "8xxxx". The double albums Blonde On Blonde and Before The Flood have odd catalogue numbers of "CBS 22130" and "CBS 22137". "MADE IN ENGLAND" is still printed at the bottom of the labels. Were there any later UK vinyl releases of Saved or Shot Of Love?


CBS S 62572 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (fifth 1970s release)


CBS 22130 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Dag Braathen (first early 1980s release)


CBS S 62847 (UK) - Side 1 photocopy by Paul Shenton (second mid 1970s release, post 1977 variant)


CBS S 62847 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 release, variant 1)


CBS 66250/S 64085 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first late 1970s release)


CBS S 69001 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s release)


CBS S 67239 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s release)


CBS S 69042 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1978 release)


CBS S 69049 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s/early 1980s release)


CBS 22137 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1982 release)


CBS S 69097 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s/early 1980s release)


CBS S 88147/CBS S 80917 (UK) - Side 1 (Side 1 of record 1), scan by Gerd Rundel (fourth release)


CBS S 86003 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first late 1970s release)


CBS 86003 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second late 1970s release)


CBS S 86016 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1976-77 release)


S CBS 86067 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s/early 1980s release)

CBS 86067 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1980s release)
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CBS 96004/S CBS 83691 (UK) - Side 1 (original 1979 release - my copy)


S CBS 96004/S CBS 83691 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1979 release)


S CBS 96004/S CBS 83691 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (later 1979 release)


S CBS 96004/CBS 83691 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first early 1980s release)

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S CBS 86095 (UK) - Side 1 (1979 release - my copy)


CBS 86095 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first early 1980s release)

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S CBS 86113 (UK) - Side 1 with spelling mistake (my copy)


CBS 86113 (UK) - later Side 1 with corrected spelling mistake, scan by Lars M. Banke

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S CBS 85178 (UK) - Side 1 (my copy)

There are several text variants to the left of the centre hole, most have "STEREO" with arrows, with or without a small catalogue number and the "LC|0149" capsule, but some have "STEREO" without arrows or "Stereo" without arrows.

2    "MADE IN ENGLAND" in circumference text, bottom of label blank:


CBS 62193 (UK) - Side 1 scan by
Gerd Rundel (first early 1980s release)

These record labels again have a catalogue number of "(S) 6xxxx" or "8xxxx" up to Infidels and the "LC|0149" code in varying positions to the right of the centre hole. The design is similar to the previous label design except that "MADE IN ENGLAND" is now in the circumference text, with no text at the bottom of the labels.

This is a design that you expect to find only on 1980s record labels, see below! Blonde On Blonde and Before The Flood again have odd catalogue numbers of "CBS 22130" and "CBS 22137". I only have a Side 3 label from Before The Flood in this style. Infidels is the first album to have this type of label on first release.


CBS S 62572 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)


CBS 22130 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second early 1980s release)


CBS S 62847 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Ian Woodward (1985 release, variant 2)


CBS S 63601 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)


CBS 66250/S 64085 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second late 1970s release)


CBS S 67239 (UK) - Side 1 photocopy by Paul Shenton (first early 1980s release)

CBS 22137 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1982 release)

CBS
S 88147/CBS S 80917 (UK) - Side 1 (Side 1 of record 1), scan by Gerd Rundel (fifth release)


CBS 86003 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (third late 1970s release
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S CBS 96004/S CBS 83691 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second early 1980s release)

CBS 86095 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1980s release)

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CBS 25539 (UK) - Side 1 (promo and commercial releases)

There are five variants to the left of the centre hole:

Catalogue number (small text) and "STEREO" with arrows: CBS 62572, CBS S 62847, CBS 66250/S 64085, CBS S 67239, CBS 86003, S CBS 96004/S CBS 83691
"STEREO" with arrows: CBS 22130, CBS 22137, CBS S 63601
"STEREO" without arrows: CBS 25539
"33
⅓ RPM" and "Stereo" without arrows: CBS 62193, CBS 86095
"33
⅓ RPM", "Stereo" without arrows, catalogue number (small text): CBS 88147

The labels where the arrows logo below "STEREO"/"Stereo" to the left of the centre hole is missing are probably later than the labels with arrows.

3    "MADE IN ENGLAND" in circumference text, CBS copyright info at bottom of label:


CBS 62193 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second early 1980s release)

These record labels have varying format catalogue numbers and varying positions for the "LC|0149" capsule. "MADE IN ENGLAND" is printed in the circumference text to the right of the centre hole and CBS copyright info is now printed at the bottom of the labels.


CBS 22130 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (third early 1980s release)


CBS S 62847 (UK) - Side 1 photocopy by Paul Shenton (1985 release, variant 3)


CBS S 63601 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s/early 1980s release)


CBS S 69001 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1980s release)

CBS S 67239 (UK) - Side 1 photocopy by Paul Shenton (second early 1980s release)

CBS 22137 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (third 1982 release)


CBS S 88147/CBS S 80917 (UK) - Side 1 (Side 1 of record 1), scan by Gerd Rundel (sixth release)


CBS 86003 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (fourth late 1970s release)

CBS S 86016 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s release)


CBS 86067 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second early 1980s release)


S CBS 96004/S CBS 83691 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (third early 1980s release)

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CBS 26334 (UK) - Side 1 (my copy)


CBS 86313 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1985 release)


CBS 86313 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (later 1985 release)

There are four text variants to the left of the centre hole:

"STEREO" with arrows: CBS 22130, CBS S 63601, CBS S 69001, CBS 22137, CBS 86016, S CBS 96004/S CBS 83691
Catalogue number (small text) and "STEREO" with arrows: CBS S 62847, CBS S 67239, CBS 86003
Catalogue number (small text) and "STEREO" without arrows: CBS
S 88147/CBS S 80917
"STEREO" without arrows: CBS 86313 (later 1985 release)
"33
RPM" and "Stereo" without arrows: CBS 62193, CBS 26334, CBS 86313 (1985 release)

The labels where the arrows logo below "STEREO"/"Stereo" to the left of the centre hole is missing are probably later than the labels with arrows.


Orange/yellow labels - "32xxx" catalogue numbers

Between 1982 and 1984 CBS re-released most Bob Dylan albums in the "Nice Price" series with a new catalogue number, "CBS 32xxx" (and in a few cases "S CBS 32xxx"). Bob Dylan was "32001". All of these labels have the "LC|0149" code.

1    "MADE IN ENGLAND" at bottom of labels


CBS 32001 (UK) - Side 1 with "She's No Good", scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1982 variant)

These labels have a design with the "LC|0149" code is now the second line of text to the right of the centre hole, with only the "STEREO"/arrows logo remaining on the left. "MADE IN ENGLAND" is still printed at the bottom of the labels. The catalogue numbers are "CBS 32xxx" or "S CBS 32xxx".

Track 1 on Side 1 of Bob Dylan is wrongly listed as "She's No Good". The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan was released as CBS 32390 - scans required!


S CBS 32001 (UK) - Side 1 with "She's No Good", scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate first 1982 variant)

CBS 32021 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1982 release)


S CBS 32021 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Derek Davies (alternate first 1982 release)


CBS 32034 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1A)

S CBS 32034 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 2A)

CBS 32098 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1984 release)

CBS 32154 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1982 release)

2    "MADE IN ENGLAND" in circumference text, bottom of labels blank


CBS 32001 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1982 variant)

These "CBS 32xxx" labels are slightly later. The "LC|0149" code is usually the second line of text to the right of the centre hole, although both variants of CBS 32286 have it at high top right. "MADE IN ENGLAND" is now printed in the circumference text to the right of the centre hole. There is now no text at the bottom of the labels. On the CBS 32344 and 32267 labels the arrows logo below "STEREO" to the left of the centre hole is now missing. The copy of Bringing It All Back Home has the new catalogue number with format "CBS 32xxx" (no "S" in front) but the "LC|0149" code is high on the right of the label, near the large CBS logo, as is the first release of "CBS 32308".


CBS 32021 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1982 release)

CBS 32034 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 1B)


S CBS 32034 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 2B)


CBS 32344 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1982 release)


CBS 32344 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1983 release)


CBS 32267 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1982 release)


CBS 32098 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1984 release)


CBS 32286 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1982 release)


CBS 32286 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1983 release)


CBS 32154 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1982-84 release)

CBS 32308 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1980s release variant 1)


CBS 32308 (UK) - Side 1 photo by Eerik Hakala (early 1980s release variant 2)

Track 1 on Side 1 of Bob Dylan is wrongly listed as "She's No Good".

There are three text variants to the left of the centre hole:

"STEREO" with arrows: CBS 32001, CBS 32021, CBS 32034, S CBS 32034, CBS 32098
"STEREO" without arrows: CBS 32267, CBS 3286 (1982 release), CBS 32154 (1982-84 release), CBS 32344
(second 1983 release), CBS 32308
"33
RPM" and "Stereo" without arrows: S CBS 32034, CBS 32286 (first 1983 release), CBS 32344 (1982 release), CBS 32308

The labels where the arrows logo below "STEREO"/"Stereo" to the left of the centre hole is missing are probably later than the labels with arrows.

3    "MADE IN ENGLAND" in circumference text, CBS copyright info at bottom of labels


CBS 32001 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (third 1982 variant)

The next variant of the "CBS 32xxx" labels has "MADE IN ENGLAND" again printed in the circumference text to the right of the centre hole and CBS copyright info is now printed at the bottom of the labels. The "LC|0149" code is usually the second line of text to the right of the centre hole, except for the second 1983 release of CBS 32286 and the first 1984 release of CBS 32570, where it is printed at high top right.

Track 1 on Side 1 of Bob Dylan is wrongly listed as "She's No Good".


CBS 32021 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel third 1982 release)


CBS 32344 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1983 release)


CBS 32098 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (third 1984 release)


CBS 32286 (UK) - Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1983 release)


CBS 32154 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release)


CBS 32570 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1984 release)


CBS 32570 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1984 release)


CBS 32308 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1980s release variant 3)

There are three text variants to the left of the centre hole:

"STEREO" with arrows: CBS 32001, CBS 32021, CBS 32098
"STEREO" without arrows: CBS 32154, CBS 32344
(second 1983 release), CBS 32570 (second 1984 release), CBS 32308
"33
RPM" and "Stereo" without arrows: CBS 32286 (second 1983 release), CBS 32570 (first 1984 release)

The labels where the arrows logo below "STEREO"/"Stereo" to the left of the centre hole is missing are probably later than the labels with arrows.

4    "MADE IN ENGLAND" and CBS copyright info in circumference text, no text at bottom of labels

This variant so far has not been found for orange/yellow CBS labels.


Red CBS labels

As far as I know there was no CBS UK release of Biograph in 1985, the 5LP sets sold in the UK with red CBS labels were sourced from Holland. Therefore Knocked Out Loaded in 1986 is the first CBS UK Dylan album to have red CBS labels on first release. All of these labels except three have an "LC|0149" capsule to the right of the centre hole.

First variant - original catalogue numbers

1    "MADE IN ENGLAND" in circumference text, CBS copyright info at bottom of labels (circa 1984)

The variants above with "MADE IN ENGLAND" at the bottom of the labels have not yet been found for red CBS labels.


CBS S 62572 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid/late 1980s release)
The next label variant has red CBS labels with their original catalogue numbers. "MADE IN ENGLAND" is printed in the circumference text to the right of the centre hole. CBS copyright info is printed at the bottom of the labels. The "LC|0149" code is again the second line of text to the right of the centre hole, except on "CBS BPG 63252", where it's on the left, and "CBS S 69097", where it's inexplicably missing. There are five text variants to the left of the centre hole:

Catalogue number (small text) and "STEREO" with arrows: CBS S 62572, CBS S 62847, CBS S 67239, CBS S 69097, S CBS 96004/CBS 83691
"STEREO" with arrows:
CBS 22130 (variant 1), CBS S 63601, CBS 22137 (second mid-1980s release), CBS 86067
Catalogue number (small text) and "STEREO" without arrows: CBS
S 88147/CBS S 80917
Catalogue number (small text), "STEREO" without arrows and "LC" capsule: CBS
BPG 63252
STEREO" without arrows:
CBS 22130 (variant 2), CBS 22137 (first mid-1980s release), CBS 86326


CBS 22130 (UK) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid-1980s release variant 1)

CBS 22130 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Ronald Born (first mid-1980s release variant 2)


CBS S 62847 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (mid/late 1980s release, variant 1)


CBS BPG 63252 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS S 63601 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release - all tracks "Warner Bros Music")


CBS S 67239 (UK) - Side 1 with library sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (mid-1980s release)


CBS 22137 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid 1980s release)


CBS 22137 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid 1980s release)


CBS S 69097 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid 1980s release)


CBS 86067 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release)


S CBS 96004/CBS 83691 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1986-87 release)


CBS 86326 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

The labels where the arrows logo below "STEREO"/"Stereo" to the left of the centre hole is missing may be later than the labels with arrows.

2    "MADE IN ENGLAND" and CBS copyright info in circumference text, no text at bottom of labels (late 1980s)


CBS 62193 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1980s release)
The next label variant has red CBS labels again with the original catalogue numbers. "MADE IN ENGLAND" and the CBS copyright info are now printed in the circumference text to the right of the centre hole. There is now again no text at the bottom of the labels.


CBS S 62572 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid/late 1980s release)


CBS 22130 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (second mid-1980s release)


CBS S 62847 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (mid/late 1980s release, variant 2)


CBS S BPG 63252 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 67239 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)


CBS 22137 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)


CBS S 69097 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid 1980s release)


S CBS 86067 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)


S CBS 96004/S CBS 83691 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)


CBS 25539 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release)

"CBS S BPG 63252" is the only red label record so far listed that has still retained a "BPG" catalogue number.

The "LC|0149" code is again the second line of text to the right of the centre hole, except on "S CBS 67239", where it's on the top line to the right of the centre hole, and on "S CBS 69097", where it's inexplicably missing.

Track 1 on Side 1 of Bob Dylan is wrongly listed as "She's No Good".

There are three text variants to the left of the centre hole:

Catalogue number (small text) and "STEREO" with arrows: CBS S 62572, CBS S 62847, CBS S BPG 63252, CBS S 67239, CBS S 69097, S CBS 86067, S CBS 96004/S CBS 83691
"STEREO" with arrows:
CBS 22130, CBS 22137, CBS 86067
"STEREO" without arrows: CBS 62193, CBS 25539

The labels where the arrows logo below "STEREO"/"Stereo" to the left of the centre hole is missing may be later than the labels with arrows.

Second variant - "CBS 32xxx" catalogue numbers

1    "MADE IN ENGLAND" in circumference text, CBS copyright info at bottom of labels (1982-84)


CBS 32001 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release)
The next label variant has red CBS labels with the "CBS 32xxx" catalogue numbers introduced in 1982-84. "MADE IN ENGLAND" is printed in the circumference text to the right of the centre hole.
CBS 32021 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release)


CBS 32034 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release)


CBS 32344 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release)


CBS 32675 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 release - all tracks "Warner Bros Music")


CBS 32267 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release)


CBS 32098 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1980s release)


CBS 32286 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (mid-1980s release)


CBS 32570 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (third 1984 release)


CBS 32308 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release)


CBS 32524 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release)

CBS copyright info is printed at the bottom of the labels. The "LC|0149" code is again the second line of text to the right of the centre hole. As always, track 1 on the CBS 32001 Side 1 label was wrongly listed as "She's No Good". CBS 32001, CBS 32021, CBS 32034 and CBS 32098 have the "STEREO"/arrows logo to the left of the centre hole, the remainder have just "STEREO". The labels where the arrows logo below "STEREO"/"Stereo" to the left of the centre hole is missing may be later than the labels with arrows.

2    "MADE IN ENGLAND" and CBS copyright info in circumference text, no text at bottom of labels (mid/late 1980s)


S CBS 32001 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (late 1980s release)


CBS 32390 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release)


S CBS 32021 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1985 release)


S CBS 32034 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1980s release)


CBS 32344 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)


CBS 22130 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (second mid-1980s release)

CBS 22130 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate second mid-1980s release - "MADE IN ENGLAND" missing)


CBS 32154 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1980s release)


CBS 32570 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (1984-85 release?)


CBS 32570 (UK) - Side 1 (1985 release - my copy)


CBS 32308 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)


CBS 32524 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

The next label variant again has red CBS labels with the "CBS 32xxx" catalogue numbers introduced in 1982-84. "MADE IN ENGLAND" and CBS copyright info are printed in the circumference text to the right of the centre hole. There is no text at the bottom of the labels. The "LC|0149" code is again the second line of text to the right of the centre hole (except for the first copy of CBS 32570 shown, where it's missing). Four of these labels have "STEREO" and the arrows logo to the left of the centre hole, the others have just "STEREO". The labels where the arrows logo below "STEREO"/"Stereo" to the left of the centre hole is missing are probably later than the labels with arrows.

As always, track 1 on the S CBS 32001 Side 1 label was wrongly listed as "She's No Good".

The alternate second mid-1980s release of CBS 22130 is unusual in that “MADE IN ENGLAND” is missing from the red CBS labels, which have just the CBS copyright information in the circumference text. This may mean that the records were not made in England, but Holland.

Third variant - new catalogue numbers (1987-90)

These 1987-90 releases have new catalogue numbers, "CBS 46xxxx 1". Down In The Groove was the first CBS Dylan album to have this style of labels on first release. All of these releases have just "STEREO" to the left of the centre hole.

1    "MADE IN ENGLAND" in circumference text, CBS copyright info at bottom of labels


CBS 460953 1 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Paul Shenton (fourth mid/late 1980s release)

All these labels have just "STEREO" to the left of the centre hole.

Under The Red Sky in 1990 (CBS 467188 1) was the last album to have a CBS UK vinyl Dylan release. The alternate 1988 release of CBS 460907 1 is an anomaly - it has CBS copyright info at the bottom of the labels but "MADE IN ENGLAND" is missing from the circumference text, This may be because the record was now made in Holland!

 


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


CBS 460907 1 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate 1988 release)


CBS 460727 1 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1980s release)


CBS 460267 1 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 463381 1 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS 467188 1 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers

2    "MADE IN ENGLAND" and CBS copyright info in circumference text, no text at bottom of labels


CBS 463359 1 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1988 release)
"MADE IN ENGLAND" and CBS copyright info are printed in the circumference text to the right of the centre hole. There is no text at the bottom of the labels. All these labels again have just "STEREO" to the left of the centre hole.

CBS 460112 1 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1987 release)


CBS 465800 1 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia UK Record Labels, 1990s:

These are the only two Columbia UK vinyl releases I have so far, both re-releases of 1960s albums. As far as I know there were no Columbia UK vinyl releases of any Dylan album from The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3 [Rare and Unreleased] 1961-1991 onwards, the 5LP sets of that release sold in the UK were sourced from Holland, as have been all subsequent European vinyl releases, except those licensed by Columbia to third parties.


Columbia 32344 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)

These labels are exactly the same as the second CBS red label design with a Columbia logo instead of a CBS logo. They even still have the "LC|0149" EU Label Code representing CBS Records as the second line of text to the right of the centre hole as the previous CBS releases (it should have changed to "LC|0162" representing Columbia). "MADE IN ENGLAND" and CBS copyright info are printed in the circumference text to the right of the centre hole. There is no text at the bottom of the labels. Columbia 32344 still has the "STEREO"/arrows printed to the left of the centre hole, Columbia 22130 has just "STEREO", and is possibly later.


Columbia 22130 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan was released in the early 1990s as Columbia 32390 1 - scans required!


Columbia/Absolute Analogue UK Record Labels, late 1990s:

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Absolute Analogue 006/Columbia 62572 (UK) -Side 1 scan by Craig Callahan

This 180gm heavyweight vinyl release has orange CBS labels. This record has a new "LC|0162" EU Label Code which represents Columbia. Here it's to the left of the centre hole, below "COLUMBIA".

Columbia/Simply Vinyl UK Record Labels, late 1990s/early 2000s:


Columbia 62022/Simply Vinyl SVLP 85 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hanns Peter Bushoff (test pressing - Side 2 is the same)

These 180gm heavyweight vinyl records also have the "LC|0162" EU Label Code which represents Columbia. It's again to the left of the centre hole, below "COLUMBIA".


Columbia 62022/Simply Vinyl SVLP 85 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Ronald Born (first commercial release)


Columbia 62022/Simply Vinyl SVLP 85 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hanns Peter Bushoff (second commercial release)


Columbia 8786/Simply Vinyl S125017 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (2001/2003 releases)


Columbia 62429/Simply Vinyl SVLP 0078 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hanns Peter Bushoff


Columbia 62551/Simply Vinyl SVLP 0031 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Dag Braathen


Columbia 62515/Simply Vinyl SVLP 0036 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia 62572 1/Simply Vinyl SVLP 173 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1)


Columbia 62572 1/Simply Vinyl SVLP 173 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (2000 180gm release - variant 2)


Columbia 66012/Simply Vinyl SVLP 063 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia/Simply Vinyl 63252 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Ronald Born


Columbia 63601/Simply Vinyl S125036 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia/Simply Vinyl SVLP 331 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia 69097 1 (UK) - Side 1
scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia 86003 1/Simply Vinyl SVLP 350 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia 86067 1/Simply Vinyl SVLP 197 (UK) - Side 1 scan by William Henry Prince (first commercial release)


Columbia 86067 1/Simply Vinyl SVLP 197 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (second commercial release)

Dr. Hanns Peter Bushoff has three copies of the Columbia/Simply Vinyl 180gm vinyl release of Bob Dylan, one with the white labels shown, a later release with orange labels, and a test pressing. All the Side 1 track titles are correct on both commercial releases! The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan was released in 2001 and 2003 with slightly different sleeves but the same record labels. Another Side Of Bob Dylan had orange labels only. Bringing It All Back Home has blue record labels! There were two record label variants of Highway 61 Revisited, SVLP 173, one has "Columbia" on the left of the centre hole, the other doesn't. There were two record label variants of Blonde On Blonde, SVLP 063, one has "2000" on the right of the centre hole under the copyright text on Side 1 and 3 (not shown), the other doesn't. Planet Waves, SVLP 331, and Desire, SVLP 350, have red Columbia labels (the only two releases shown not to have 1960s-style labels). There are two record label variants of Street-Legal, the labels have several differences, but the most noticeable is that on the first release Is Your Love In Vain is track 5 on Side 1 instead of track 1 on Side 2! On the second release there are only four tracks on Side 1. There was also a Simply Vinyl release of Oh Mercy, SVLP 319, but the copy notified to me is still sealed.

All vinyl releases sold in the UK after this have been limited editions sourced from Holland.


Stereo Single/EP Record Labels


7" stereo singles (orange labels)

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CBS S 5122 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)

CBS S 5122 in Jul 1970 (Wigwam/Copper Kettle from Self Portrait) was the first UK stereo single. It was a double A-side, so both sides of the promo single had white labels with a large orange "A". All other UK promo singles have plain white CBS labels on the B-sides.

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CBS S 5122 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release, push-out centre)


CBS S 5122 (UK) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release, open centre)

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CBS S 7092 (UK) - A-side, my copy (promo release)


CBS S 7092 (UK) - A-side scan by Kenneth Robson (commercial release with push-out centre)


CBS S 7092 (UK) - A-side scan by Gerard Germano (commercial release with solid centre)


S CBS 1158 (UK) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (1973 release, push-out centre)


S CBS 1158 (UK) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (1973 release, solid centre)
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S CBS 1762 (UK) - promo A-side scan by Hans Seegers (push-out centre)
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S CBS 1762 (UK), 1973 release - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (push-out centre)

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S CBS 1762 (UK), 1973 release - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (solid centre)


S CBS 2006 promo (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers


S CBS 2006 commercial release (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (push-out centre)


S CBS 2006 commercial release (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (solid centre)

7" stereo singles (orange/yellow labels) without "LC|0149" EU Label Codes


S CBS 1158 (UK) - A-side scan by Kenneth Robson (late 1970s release)
CBS UK introduced the orange/yellow "sunburst" label design for singles about a year before LPs. These singles include stereo reissues of original mono singles. The promo singles again have white CBS labels with a large yellow/orange "A" on the A-side.

Hans Seegers dates two releases of S CBS 1762 as 1981, but they do not have the "LC|0149" EU Label Code. However, the release of S CBS 1762 he dates as 1980 below has it at top right!

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S CBS 1762 (UK), 1978 release - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (solid centre)

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S CBS 1762 (UK), 1978 release - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (open centre)

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S CBS 1762 (UK), 1981 release - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (solid centre)

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S CBS 1762 (UK), 1981 release - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (open centre)


CBS 201751 (UK, stereo) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers

S CBS 3160 (UK) - A-side scan by Augie Krater

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S CBS 3665 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers

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S CBS 3878 (UK) - promo A-side, scan by Hans Seegers

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S CBS 3878JB (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers

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S CBS 3878 (UK), first variant A-side scan by Hans Seegers

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S CBS 3878 (UK), second and third variants A-side scan by Hans Seegers
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S CBS 3878 (UK), fourth variant A-side scan by Hans Seegers


S CBS 3945 (UK) - A-side scan by Gerard Germano (open centre)


S CBS 3945 (UK) - A-side scan by Kenneth Robson (solid centre)


S CBS 7071 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (1976 release, first variant)


S CBS 7071 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (1976 release, second variant)


S CBS 4113 (UK) - promo single A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara

S CBS 4113 (UK) - commercial single A-side (my copy, solid centre)

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S CBS 4113 (UK) - commercial single A-side scan by Tom Willems (push-out centre)

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S CBS 4859 promo single (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers

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S CBS 4859 first commercial single (UK) A-side R-0130 - scan by Hans Seegers

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S CBS 4859 second commercial single (UK) A-side R-0130 - scan by Hans Seegers (cut-out centre)

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S CBS 4859 third commercial single (UK) A-side R-0130 - scan by Hans Seegers (with "for the United Kingdom" instead of "for the UK")

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S CBS 6499 (UK) - 7" promo single A-side scan by Hans Seegers


S CBS 6499 (UK) - 7" commercial single A-side scan by Ronald Born (first variant - open centre)


S CBS 6499 (UK) - 7" commercial single A-side photocopy by Paul Shenton (first variant - closed centre)


S CBS 6499 (UK) - 7" commercial single A-side scan by Ronald Born (second and third variants)


S CBS 6499 (UK) - 7" commercial single A-side scan by Hans Seegers (second and third variants with open centre)

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S CBS 6718 (UK) - promo 7" single A-side, scan by Hans Seegers


 S CBS 6718 (UK) - commercial 7" single A-side, scan by Kenneth Robson (solid centre)


 S CBS 6718 (UK) - commercial 7" single A-side, scan by Ronald Born (cut-out centre)

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S CBS 6935 (UK promo) - short version (R-0147) (my copy)

S CBS 6935 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)
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S CBS 7473 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


S CBS 7473 (UK) - A-side scan by Kenneth Robson (commercial release)

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S CBS 7828 (UK) - promo 7" single, A-side scan by Hans Seegers


S CBS 7828 (UK) - commercial 7" single, A-side scan by Kenneth Robson

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S CBS 7970 (UK) - promo single, A-side scan by Hans Seegers


S CBS 7970 (UK) - commercial single, A-side scan by Hans Seegers

7" stereo singles (orange/yellow labels) with "LC|0149" EU Label Codes


S CBS 1158 (UK) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (1979 release)
The promo singles again have white CBS labels with a large yellow/orange "A" on the A-side. The EU Label Code "LC|0149" denoting CBS Records was introduced in 1977, although singles with the code don't seem to have appeared until 1979. KnockinUKLabelA3.jpg (23539 bytes)
S CBS 1762 (UK), 1980 release - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (solid centre)


S CBS 7071 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (1979 release)


S CBS 8134 (UK) - A-side scan by Gerard Germano (promo release)


S CBS 8134 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


S CBS 8743 (UK) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (promo release)


S CBS 8743 (UK) - A-side scan by Ronald Born (commercial release)

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CBS A 1406 (UK) - A-side of promo single (my copy)


CBS A 1406 (UK) - A-side of commercial single, scan by Hans Seegers (paper label)


CBS A1640 (UK) - promo single A-side scan by Hans Seegers with stamped release date


CBS A1640 (UK) - commercial single A-side scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS A 3916 (UK), promo B-side scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS A 3916 (UK), first commercial release - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (paper labels)

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CBS A4055 (UK) - promo ADJ-side with radio edit R-0161 (my copy)

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CBS A4055 (UK) - promo A-side with full-length version

CBS A4055 (UK) - alternate promo ADJ-side with radio edit R-0161, scan by Stefan Haras


CBS A4055 (UK) - alternate promo A-side with full-length version, scan by Stefan Haras

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CBS A4055 (UK) - A-side scan by David Burgess (first variant with paper labels)


CBS A4055 (UK) - A-side scan by Kenneth Robson (second variant with paper labels)

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CBS A5020 (UK) - A-side of commercial 7" single, scan by Patrick Helfrich

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CBS GA5020 (UK) - A-side of 7" Tour Edition single (my copy)


CBS USAID 1 (UK) - 7" single A-side scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS A 6112 (UK) - 7" single A-side scan by Hans Seegers

My original copy of CBS A 6112, although bought in the UK, is actually the Dutch release and is not shown. The last CBS UK orange/yellow label single was from 1985. The promo singles again have white CBS labels with a large yellow/orange "A" on the A-side.

7" stereo single (black "Back Track" labels), 1984

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CBS A4595 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers ("Big Ben Music")
This unique single was released as part of the CBS UK "Back Track" series in 1984. There are two variants, one with songs credited to "Big Ben Music" and one with songs credited to "Warner Bros Music". This was the only Dylan single in the series.
CBS A4595 (UK) - A-side scan by Dag Braathen ("Warner Brothers Music")

12" stereo singles (orange/yellow labels)

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CBS 12-6499 (UK) - 12" single A-side (my copy)

The first CBS UK 12" single is from 1978.

These are the only three CBS UK 12" orange/yellow label singles I know of.

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S CBS 12 6718 (UK) - 12" single A-side (my copy)


CBS USAID T1 (UK) - 12" single A-side, scan by Hans Seegers

7" stereo singles (red labels)


CBS 7071 (UK) - A-side scan by Dag Braathen
These are the only CBS UK red label 7" singles I know of so far.
CBS 651406 7 (UK) - 7" single, A-side scan by Kenneth Robson


CBS 655358 7 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 655643 7 (UK) - 7" single, A-side scan by Patrick Helfrich


CBS 656304 7 (UK) - A-side (my copy)

12" stereo singles (red labels)

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CBS 651406 6 (UK) - 12" single A-side (my copy)

These are the only three CBS UK red label 12" singles I know of. EIBUK12LabelA.jpg (21065 bytes)
CBS 655358 6 (UK) - 12" single, A-side (my copy)


CBS 655643 6 (UK) - 12" single A-side photo by Ulf Gyllenspetz

7" stereo singles (injection labels)


S CBS 6499 (UK) - 7" commercial single A-side scan by Hans Seegers (fourth variant with injection "label")

These were used from around 1971 in France and from 1978 to 1983 in the UK. For injection type labels each side has an injected coloured plastic ring into which the text and graphics have been cut to show the black vinyl beneath, there are no paper labels.

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CBS A 1406 (UK) - A-side of commercial single, scan by David Plentus (injection "label")

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CBS A 3916 (UK), second commercial release - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (ochre plastic injection labels)

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CBS A 3916 (UK), third commercial release - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (brown plastic injection labels)


CBS A4055 (UK) - A-side scan by Kenneth Robson (third variant with injection labels)

Columbia stereo singles after 1991


Columbia 669379 7 (UK) - A-side (my copy, 2000)
These three singles appear to have been the only releases specifically for the UK. The labels have individual styles. There have been several other Columbia stereo 7" single releases, but these were made in Holland for Europe-wide distribution. The 2015 Like A Rolling Stone (alternate take) release has no catalogue number.

I have also had reports of a 1991 UK 7" single CBS 656707-7 (Series Of Dreams/Seven Curses) but I have not found it so far.


Columbia/Legacy 88697163787 (UK) - A-side (my copy, 2007)


A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (2015)

Thanks to all the providers of scans and other pictures of these labels.


 

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