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Bob Dylan 1962
Bob Dylan (1962)
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This page is part of a list of original releases by release date of international commercially-released regular stereo Dylan albums. They do not contain rarities or obscurities and are not eligible for the Searching For A Gem list. Nevertheless, their interest value or scarcity means they're worth listing here - as far as I know some are not included on any other Internet site. Promo releases of regular albums are now listed here and no longer in the former yearly Promo sections.

Because of the length of this page, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan Tape and CD releases are now here:

Freewheelin' 1963 - CD Releases ] Freewheelin' 1963 - Tape Releases ]

For releases of this album in CBS/Columbia multi-packs, see International Album Releases (Regular) - Multi-Packs.

The Times They Are A-Changin' 1964
The Times They Are A-Changin' (1964)
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If you have any entries to add to the list or additions/corrections to existing entries, please let me know! Please note I cannot value your Dylan rarities - see the Mission page for reasons why. Contact the dealers on my Trading page for assistance!

Revised 16 March, 2017.


Original US stereo LP, Columbia CS 8786, 27 May 1963. For the mono release of this album, see Mono Album Releases. The accepted release date of the commercial album is 27 May 1963, although it's odd that the withdrawn album is listed in a Columbia Records release schedule for July 1963. Tim Dunn has found the 27 May 1963 date listed in "Hit Parader" magazine, May 1974, page 24. He suggests that Columbia released the album in May but only promoted it belatedly after the success of Peter, Paul and Mary's cover of Blowin' In The Wind proved that Bob was more than just "Hammond's folly"!

For details of the withdrawn original album with four replaced tracks, see 1963.

The front sleeve photo of Bob and his then girlfriend Suze Rotolo (who sadly died in Feb 2011) was again taken by Don Hunstein, who took the Bob Dylan cover picture, on Jones Street in Greenwich Village, New York City, which joins up with the notorious 4th Street at its eastern end (actually West 4th Street at this point). Thanks to Eric Baumel for confirming the location and to Bill and Karen Hester for further information and the photo.

Thanks to Arie de Reus for this contact strip of photos of Bob and Suze taken by Don Hunstein during the photo session. These pictures are on Kodak Plus X Pan film, which was black and white, so must come from a second camera.

This title was one of the fifteen Dylan albums released in late 2003 as a hybrid CD/SA-CD. This is playable both in stereo on an ordinary CD player and in enhanced stereo on an SA-CD player or a DVD player that also plays SA-CDs (Sony's higher range models all do this). This period was one of great creativity for Bob, and there are many excellent unreleased tracks from the Freewheelin' sessions - sadly the opportunity to include many of these as bonus tracks was missed then, although they were released in 2012 on the very limited 4CD-R set The 50th Anniversary Collection.


Jones Street, New York City, 20 Dec 2009, photo by Karen Hester

The iconic cover as women's wear!

US and Canadian liner notes
Thanks to Ian Woodward for spotting that the liner notes by Nat Hentoff on the rear sleeve of all US and Canadian vinyl releases include the text: "...Let Me Die In My Footsteps, which is not included here, but was released as a single record by Columbia." It of course was not released in 1962, but was finally released in an edited version with one verse omitted (presumably that never-released single version) on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3 in 1991. The liner notes were reset for CBS releases outside North America, and the text was changed to just "...Let Me Die In My Footsteps, which is not included here." For a picture of Nat Hentoff's notes for the withdrawn album, see 1963.
Liner notes outside North America

Out-takes from this album have been officially released as follows:

Biograph (1985): Baby, I'm In The Mood For You; Mixed Up Confusion (overdubbed version of alternate take, see 1962)

Biograph "corrected" remastered edition (1997): Baby, I'm In The Mood For You; Mixed Up Confusion (stereo mix of original single version, see 1962)

The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3 (1991): Kingsport Town; Let Me Die In My Footsteps (with one verse omitted); Quit Your Lowdown Ways; Rambling Gambling Willie (from the withdrawn original album); Talkin' Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues; Talkin' Hava Negeilah Blues; Walls Of Red Wing; Worried Blues

The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 (2005): Sally Gal (Woody Guthrie) - this is a new performance (take 1) - the take that appeared on a 1962 Columbia acetate which surfaced in 1982 is take 3, still otherwise unreleased; Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (1963 demo)

Exclusive Out-takes From "The Bootleg Series Vol. 7: No Direction Home - The Soundtrack"- Three Track Download Only Single (2005): Baby, Please Don't Go (Big Joe Williams) - out-take recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 25 Apr 1962 (R-0725), see Online Performances (Other)

The 50th Anniversary Collection - limited edition 4CD-R set (2012) - 51 out-takes as detailed in 2012.

True Detective: Music From The HBO Series - TV series soundtrack compilation CD: Rocks And Gravel [Solid Road] - remixed and possibly overdubbed version from the withdrawn original album, see 2015.

Out-takes released prior to 2012:

Baby, I'm In The Mood For You - alternate take to the one released on Biograph in 1985, from a 1962 Columbia acetate which surfaced in 1984 (released in 2012 on The 50th Anniversary Collection)

 

The Ballad Of Hollis Brown - early version, from a 1962 Columbia acetate that surfaced in 1984 (released in 2012 on The 50th Anniversary Collection)

Corrina, Corrina - alternate take to the version released on this album, B-side of the 1962 Mixed Up Confusion single, see 1962 (released in 2012 on The 50th Anniversary Collection)

Hero Blues - take of unreleased song with Bob on piano, see 1964 (released in 2012 on The 50th Anniversary Collection)

Let Me Die In My Footsteps - complete version from the withdrawn original album, see 1963 (not released in 2012 on The 50th Anniversary Collection)

(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle [listed as Lonesome Whistle Blues] (Hank Williams) - this song was one of those short-listed for The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3, from a 1962 Columbia acetate which surfaced in 1980 (released in 2012 on The 50th Anniversary Collection)

 

Milk Cow Blues (Robert Johnson) - version 1, from a 1962 Columbia acetate which surfaced in 1980 (released in 2012 on The 50th Anniversary Collection)

 

Milk Cow Blues (Robert Johnson) - version 2, from a 1962 Columbia acetate which surfaced in 1980 (released in 2012 on The 50th Anniversary Collection)

Mixed Up Confusion - second alternate take, from 1962 Columbia acetate that surfaced in May 1982 (released in 2012 on The 50th Anniversary Collection)

Mixed Up Confusion - third alternate take, from 1962 Columbia acetate that surfaced in Jun 1984 (released in 2012 on The 50th Anniversary Collection)

Rocks And Gravel - from the withdrawn original album, still otherwise unreleased, see 1963 (released in 2012 on The 50th Anniversary Collection)

Sally Gal (Woody Guthrie) - first appeared on a 1962 Columbia acetate which surfaced in 1982 (take 3, unique to this acetate) (released in 2012 on The 50th Anniversary Collection)

Talkin' John Birch Society Blues - from the withdrawn original album, see 1963, still otherwise unreleased (the performance on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3 is live) (not released in 2012 on The 50th Anniversary Collection)

That's All Right, Mama (Arthur Crudup) - from a 1962 Columbia acetate which surfaced in 1984 (released in 2012 on The 50th Anniversary Collection)

 

Whatcha Gonna Do - unreleased out-take, from a 1962 Columbia acetate which surfaced in 1982 (released in 2012 on The 50th Anniversary Collection)

 

Wichita Blues (Robert Johnson) - version 1, from a 1962 Columbia acetate which surfaced in 1980 (released in 2012 on The 50th Anniversary Collection)

Wichita Blues (Robert Johnson) - version 2, from a 1962 Columbia acetate which surfaced in 1980 (released in 2012 on The 50th Anniversary Collection)

Almost all the Freewheelin' out-takes listed in Michael Krogsgaard’s “Bob Dylan’s Recording Sessions” series of articles in “The Telegraph” and “The Bridge”, 1995-2003, have now been officially released, for a list of those still remaining unreleased, see 2012.

An "Afro-Cuban" version of A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall remixed by Rhythms del Mundo was released on Revival, Transmission Records (UK), 2010.


Vinyl Releases


"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - withdrawn stereo vinyl LP, Columbia CS 8786 (USA), early 1963:


Columbia CS 8786 (Canada) - front scan by Hans Seegers (stereo release showing withdrawn tracks)

Printer's proof of liner notes for withdrawn album, picture from "Isis" 167

Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - front picture from eBay (same as commercial stereo release - lists the replacement tracks)

Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - rear picture from eBay (same as commercial stereo release - lists the replacement tracks)


Columbia CS 8786 (stereo) - Side 1 (this record lists and plays the withdrawn tracks), picture from eBay


Columbia CS 8786 (stereo) - Side 2 (this record lists and plays the withdrawn tracks), picture from eBay

For details of the withdrawn original album with four replaced tracks, see 1963. The picture on the left above shows the Canadian front sleeve that listed the replaced tracks, as the US front sleeve was actually the regular version. Also shown is a printer's proof of liner notes for the withdrawn album, the regular sleeve in which the album comes, and the withdrawn record labels. Withdrawn label pictures courtesy of Forever Young Records were also published in "Goldmine" magazine, issue 564, 8 Mar 2002, in the article by Tim Neely, "Talkin' Freewheelin' Alteration Blues". Thanks to Arie de Reus for finding colour scans of one of the only two copies known, which came up for sale on eBay in Oct 2015 for $100,000!

There is also a Singapore/Malaysia copy in the US Columbia Records sleeve where the record labels list the first version of the song titles as on the front of the Canadian releases as shown above. The record plays the regular songs. On balance it seems these labels are unauthorised.


"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, Columbia CS 8786 (USA), May 1963, reissued 1964, 1965, early 1970s:
For more information about the US mono release, see Mono Album Releases.

First release (1963):


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - front scan by Hans Seegers (first release with sticker)

The first release of this album has a "STEREO/360º SOUND" logo at the top of the front sleeve and a white sticker with red text "SINGING HIS SENSATIONAL HIT 'BLOWIN' IN THE WIND' ". The record has red Columbia labels with the "STEREO/360º SOUND" text in black and "NONBREAKABLE" on the left of the centre hole below the catalogue number. The vertical text at the bottom left of the front sleeve is "© COLUMBIA RECORDS". This is missing on the second release sleeve. Gerd Rundel's demo copy of the first release has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-58719-3B, Side 2 - XSM-58720-2B. There is a small "1" in the lower right hand corner of the rear sleeve, not present on Hans Seegers' copy shown, which indicates that the sleeve was printed by Modern Album of Terre Haute, IN (where Columbia had a pressing plant).


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (first and second releases)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (first release with demo sticker)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (first release with demo sticker)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (first to fifth releases)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (first release, vertical text on left)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (first and second releases)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (first and second releases)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (first and second releases)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, with black text, commercial copy with demo sticker on Side 2 only)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, with black text, commercial copy with demo sticker)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (first release, with black text)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (first release, with black text)

Alexandr from Russia has a copy with the first release sleeve that also has a "1" at bottom right, although it has third release record labels with the "STEREO/360º SOUND" text in white and no "MASTERWORKS" on the bottom line of text (see below). This record has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-58719-3-BD, Side 2 - XSM-58720-2AG, which are in line with it being the third release.

Robert Teets knows of a copy with the Dylan sleeve and record labels where the record actually plays a Barbra Streisand album - this is possibly the 1963 Columbia release called just The Barbra Streisand Album (CS 8807).


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (first and second releases - compare with Singapore releases below)
The slight blotch at bottom right looks like a "6", which would mean the sleeve is a reissue of a sleeve fabricated by
Imperial Paper Box Corp., Brooklyn, NY.


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (first and second releases with "1" at bottom right, fabricated by Modern Album Finishing Co., probably at Terre Haute, IN)

Second release (1965):


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - front scan by Hans Seegers (second release)

The second release in 1965 had an almost identical sleeve, but the labels this time had the "STEREO/360º SOUND" logos in white. Also, the vertical text on the front sleeve at bottom left is now missing. "NONBREAKABLE" is still present on the record labels to the left of the centre hole. The text "MASTERWORKS" has been added to the bottom of the labels. Augie Krater has a copy where the record has the "MASTERWORKS" labels but where the front sleeve still has the vertical text at bottom left. The rear sleeve of Hans' copy (not shown) has a "1" printed at bottom right.


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (second release, with white text and "MASTERWORKS")


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (second release, with white text and "MASTERWORKS")


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (second release, with white text and "MASTERWORKS")


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (second release, no vertical text)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Ronald Born (second release variant, with white text, no "MASTERWORKS")

Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Ronald Born (second release variant, with white text, no "MASTERWORKS")

Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Ronald Born (second release variant, with white text, no "MASTERWORKS")

Ronald Born has a copy with the first release sleeve, with the vertical front text, also with a "1" printed at bottom right. The record labels have the "STEREO/360º SOUND" logos in white. "NONBREAKABLE" is still present on the record labels to the left of the centre hole (in fact, this is the only difference between these labels and those of Hans Seegers' third release copy below). The text "MASTERWORKS" has now gone from the bottom of the labels.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information that the label design with white arrows was introduced in Jul/Aug 1965 (Bringing It All Back Home had labels with black arrows on original release in Mar 1965, and Mr. Tambourine Man by The Byrds still had labels with black arrows on original release in Jun 1965).

Third release (1965):


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - front scan by Hans Seegers (third release - mono sleeve with "Stereo" sticker)
The third release in 1965 used the mono cover with a "Stereo" sticker - note especially that the title text on the front sleeve is now at the very top of the sleeve. The rear is the same as the mono release of the album.

The record labels are similar to the second release with the "STEREO/360º SOUND" logos in white. The differences are that the text "MASTERWORKS" has now gone from the bottom of the label, as has the text "NONBREAKABLE" on the left of the centre hole below the catalogue number. Alexandr from Russia's copy with these labels has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-58719-3-BD, Side 2 - XSM-58720-2AG. Sergio Mariano Romay has a copy in a mono sleeve with a "Stereo" sticker where the record has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 58719-3AK, Side 2 - XSM 58720-2AB.


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (third release - mono sleeve with "Stereo" sticker)

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Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (third release - mono sleeve)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (third release, with white text, no "MASTERWORKS")


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (third release, with white text, no "MASTERWORKS")


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (third release, with white text, no "MASTERWORKS")

Fourth release (late 1960s):


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (fourth release)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (fourth release, with "CS 8786" in italics and "STEREO")


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (fourth release, with white text, no "MASTERWORKS")


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (fourth release)

Jeremy Mayle has what must be a fourth release, with the same sleeve as the second release but with labels where the catalogue number "CS 8786" to the left of the centre hole is now italicised, and has "STEREO" underneath it, missing from the third release labels. There is one song title above the centre hole on Side 1 and three song titles above the centre hole on Side 2. This must date from the late 1960s, as the next release has this detail but 1970s style labels. The matrix numbers of this copy are: Side 1 - XSM 58719-3B, Side 2 - XSM 58720-2AG. Gerd Rundel's copy of the same release comes in a first release sleeve with vertical text on the front and a small “1” at rear bottom right. The matrix numbers of this copy are slightly different: Side 1 - XSM 58719-3BD, Side 2 - XSM 58720-2AG.

Fifth release (early 1970s - two variants):


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate fifth release)

Daniel Pritchett's fifth release copy still has what looks like the second sleeve with the front vertical text and a faint heart symbol on the rear at bottom left, but the record now has 1970s style Columbia labels with the logo in a ring. The heart symbol means the sleeve was made by Columbia at Pitman, NJ.


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Daniel Pritchett (fifth release, vertical text on left)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Daniel Pritchett (fifth release)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate fifth release)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Daniel Pritchett (fifth release)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Daniel Pritchett (fifth release - fourth release has the same detail)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - detail of Side 2, scan by Daniel Pritchett (fifth release - fourth release has the same detail)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Daniel Pritchett (fifth release)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate fifth release)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate fifth release)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - detail of Side 2, scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate fifth release)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate fifth release)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate fifth release)

The catalogue number of the new style labels is still "CS 8786", not "KCS 8786" as in the next release. "CS 8786" to the left of the centre hole is still italicised, and again has "STEREO" underneath it. There is again one song title above the centre hole on Side 1 and three song titles above the centre hole on Side 2. The record matrix numbers of Daniel Pritchett's copy are the same as the copy sold in Denmark below, Side 1 - XSM 58719-3BH, Side 2 - XSM 58720-2AK.

Gerd Rundel has an alternate  copy of the early 1970s release "CS 8786" in the same sleeve but with completely different record labels. The sleeve this time has a "1" at bottom right, which indicates that the sleeve was printed by Modern Album of Terre Haute, IN. The text is in a different type face and "STEREO" is missing to the left of the centre hole. All song titles are below the centre hole on side 1, and only one song title is above the centre hole on Side 2. The record of this copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 58719-3BA (handwritten), Side 2 - XSM-58720-2AA (stamped).

Gord Pugh has a variant copy of the early 1970s release of "CS 8786". It has a stereo sleeve as above with the "Stereo 360 Sound" on the rear at top left, and "PRINTED IN U.S.A." and "Columbia Records 1963/All rights reserved" at bottom left. There is a capital "A" printed in the lower right corner, which indicates the sleeve was made by Columbia at Terre Haute, IN. The record labels have the ring of yellow Columbia logos in a circle. Again, "STEREO" is missing from below "CS 8786" to the left of the centre hole. The record of this copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 58719-3BH (handwritten), Side 2 - XSM-58720 2AA (stamped).

My theory is that these 1970s "CS 8786" record labels may be concurrent, and the labels with "STEREO" are from Columbia's Pitman, NJ, plant while the labels without "STEREO" are from Columbia's Terre Haute, IN, plant.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Gerd Rundel, Howard Bender, Daniel Pritchett and Gord Pugh for information and scans.


"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, Columbia KCS 8786 (USA), 1975:


Columbia KCS 8786 (USA) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)

This album has a new catalogue number, KCS 8786. It still has the stereo/arrows logo on the front sleeve and "© COLUMBIA RECORDS" printed vertically at bottom left. The record has 1970s style Columbia labels with a ring of logos round the circumference.

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


Columbia KCS 8786 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)

Columbia KCS 8786 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)

Columbia KCS 8786 (USA) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)

Columbia KCS 8786 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)

Columbia KCS 8786 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

Columbia KCS 8786 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

Columbia KCS 8786 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, Columbia PC 8786 (USA), late 1970s, Columbia JC 8786 (USA), 1980s, Columbia PC 8786 (USA), late 1980s, re-released 1992:

Columbia PC 8786 (USA), late 1970s:


Columbia PC 8786 (USA) - front scan by Hans Seegers (late 1970s release - stereo sleeve with new logo and blanked out rectangle above Bob's head)
In the late 1970s this album was renumbered as Columbia PC 8786. It used the stereo sleeve design again, with a new logo in the top left corner, and a noticeably-different coloured rectangle above Bob's head where the old "STEREO/360º SOUND" logo had been! The red record labels had "Columbia" in a ring round the outside of the label in yellow.


Columbia PC 8786 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (late 1970s release)


Columbia PC 8786 (USA) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (late 1970s release)

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Columbia PC 8786 (USA) - front of copy with red vinyl, photo by Paul Prince

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Columbia PC 8786 (USA) - rear of copy with red vinyl, photo by Paul Prince

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Columbia PC 8786 (USA) - Side 1 of red vinyl release, photo by Paul Prince

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Columbia PC 8786 (USA) - Side 1 of red vinyl release, photo by Paul Prince

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Columbia PC 8786 (USA) - Side 2 of red vinyl release, photo by Paul Prince


Columbia PC 8786 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (late 1970s release)


Columbia PC 8786 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (late 1970s release)


Columbia PC 8786 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (late 1970s release)

Paul Prince has an early 1980s US release on red vinyl. This is apparently one of two copies of PC 8786 pressed privately by a Columbia USA employee at the Santa Maria, CA, plant.

Columbia JC 8786 (USA), 1980s:


Columbia JC 8786 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Gerd Rundel has a 1980s copy with just "8786" on the front and rear of the sleeve, but “JC 8786” printed on the spine, there is no barcode on the rear sleeve. The record labels also have "JC 8786" and the copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-58719-3CL, Side 2 - XSM 58720-2BK. “COLUMBIA NY” is also stamped each side of the vinyl.


Columbia JC 8786 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)


Columbia JC 8786 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)


Columbia JC 8786 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)


Columbia JC 8786 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Columbia PC 8786 (USA), late 1980s, re-released 1992:


Columbia PC 8786 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (1992 release)

Columbia PC 8786 (USA) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

Columbia PC 8786 (USA) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

Columbia PC 8786 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

Columbia PC 8786 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

Columbia PC 8786 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)


Columbia PC 8786 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (1992 release)


Columbia PC 8786 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1992 release)


Columbia PC 8786 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1992 release)


Columbia PC 8786 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1992 release)


Columbia PC 8786 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1992 release)

The catalogue number Columbia PC 8786 was reintroduced in the late 1980s. The front and rear of the sleeve again just have "8786" as the catalogue number. The rear sleeve now has a barcode. The Side 1 record label has an inverted triangle to the left of the centre hole, first introduced in the USA with Biograph in 1985. The copy of the late 1980s record shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - (HXAP) P XSM-58719-6IE (handwritten), Side 2 - XSM 58720-2BK (stamped).

It was re-released in 1992 using the same sleeve. The 1992 record had red 1990s style labels with one white Columbia logo instead of the ring of yellow Columbia logos.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Paul Prince and Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, Columbia/Absolute Analog PC 8786 (USA), 2001:


Columbia PC 8786 (USA) - sticker from front of 2001 Absolute Analog release

The latest US vinyl release of this album was on 180gm vinyl and came from Absolute Analog in 2001, using the same sleeve and labels as the 1992 PC 8786 release above. The only differences are the two "180gm" stickers on the front sleeve, illustrated left and right.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


Columbia PC 8786 (USA) - second sticker from front of 2001 Absolute Analog release


"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - stereo 180gm 45RPM 2LP set, Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-378 (USA), Dec 2011, re-released 2 Feb 2017:


Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-378 (USA) - picture from Music Direct web-site (2011 release)
This unique high quality recording is released as a numbered limited edition on heavyweight vinyl playing at 45RPM, which means that it is a 2LP set in a gatefold sleeve. There is also a Mobile Fidelity hybrid SA-CD release of this album in enhanced stereo only, as on the 2003 Columbia hybrid SA-CD release.


Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-378 (USA) - picture from www.amazon.co.uk (2017 release)


Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-378 (USA) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (2011 release)

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-378 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-378 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-378 (USA) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-378 (USA) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-378 (USA) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara


Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-378 (USA) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for information and to Manuel García Jara for further information and scans.


"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, Columbia/CBS CS 8786 (USA for export), 1963:


Columbia CS 8786 (USA for export) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, with "Columbia" obscured)

Gerd Rundel has a copy of the first release of CS 8786 bought in Europe with "Columbia" obscured on the front sleeve, and hidden by "CBS" stickers on the rear sleeve, the inner sleeve and the record labels. The record label stickers are black, white and red, and have three "CBS" logo. This copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-58719-3L, Side 2 - XSM-58720-2H.

Gerd Rundel also has a second copy of the first release of CS 8786 bought in Europe, again with "Columbia" obscured on the front sleeve (although the "CBS" sticker is now missing), and one "CBS" sticker on the rear sleeve and the record labels. The record label stickers are red and white only, and have just one "CBS" logo. "Columbia" in the sleeve notes and record label copyright text has not been obscured. The rear sleeve has "PRINTED IN USA" at bottom left and a "1" at bottom right. The record of this copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-58719-3AF, Side 2 - XSM-58720-2L.


Columbia CS 8786 (USA for export) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, with "Columbia" obscured)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA for export) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, with "Columbia" obscured in vertical text)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA for export) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, with "CBS" stickers)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA for export) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, with "CBS" stickers and "Columbia" obscured in text)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA for export) - inner sleeve scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, with "CBS" stickers, same both sides)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA for export) - detail of inner sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, with "CBS" sticker)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA for export) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, with shaped "CBS" sticker, "Columbia" overwritten in copyright text)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA for export) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (first release)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA for export) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, alternate copy, with "CBS" sticker now missing)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA for export) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, alternate copy, with "Columbia" not obscured)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA for export) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, alternate copy, with "CBS" sticker, "Columbia not obscured in text)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA for export) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, with alternate shaped "CBS" sticker, "Columbia" not overwritten in copyright text)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA for export) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, with alternate shaped "CBS" sticker, "Columbia" not overwritten in copyright text)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA for export) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, with shaped "CBS" sticker, "Columbia" overwritten in copyright text)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA for export) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, alternate copy)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA for export) - front with "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (first release, alternate copy)

Columbia CS 8786 (USA for export) - detail of front with "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (first release, alternate copy)

Columbia CS 8786 (USA for export) - rear with "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (first release, alternate copy)

Columbia CS 8786 (USA for export) - detail of front with "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (first release, alternate copy)

Columbia CS 8786 (USA for export) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (first release, alternate copy, with alternate shaped "CBS" sticker, "Columbia" not overwritten in copyright text)

Columbia CS 8786 (USA for export) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (first release, alternate copy, with alternate shaped "CBS" sticker, "Columbia" not overwritten in copyright text)

Lars M. Banke has a first release copy bought in Sweden with grey/white "CBS" stickers on the front and rear of the sleeve, and also shaped red "CBS" stickers on the record labels. "Columbia" is not obscured elsewhere on the rear sleeve and labels. The rear sleeve again has "PRINTED IN USA" at bottom left and a "1" at bottom right (this means the sleeve was fabricated by Modern Album Finishing Co., probably at Terre Haute, IN.). The record label stickers are red and white only, and have just one "CBS" logo. This seems identical to Gerd's second copy, apart from still having a front "CBS" sticker.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel and Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, Columbia CS 8786 (USA for export), 1964:


Columbia CS 8786 (USA for export) - detail of front, scan by Howard Bender (second release with "CBS" sticker)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA for export) - detail of front, scan by Howard Bender (second release with "CBS" sticker over vertical text on left)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Howard Bender (second release with "CBS" stickers)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Howard Bender (second release with "CBS" stickers)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA for export) - Side 1 scan by Howard Bender (second release with shaped "CBS" sticker, includes "MASTERWORKS")


Columbia CS 8786 (USA for export) - Side 2 scan by Howard Bender (second release with shaped "CBS" sticker, includes "MASTERWORKS")

Howard Bender has a copy of the 1964 second release similar to Gerd Rundel's first release copy with all instances of the name "Columbia" on the front and rear sleeve and the record labels covered stickers. Like the first release album, this copy was sourced from Columbia USA for export to a country where the "CBS" name was used. Thanks to Gerd Rundel for finding a copy on eBay with white ring stickers with "C.B.S." round the outside of the labels. This was sold in Switzerland. For a 1970s copy with similar stickers purchased in Denmark see below.


Columbia CS 8786 (USA for export) - photo found on eBay by Gerd Rundel (US release with "C.B.S." label stickers sold in Switzerland)

Thanks to Gerd Rundel and Howard Bender for information and scans.


"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, Columbia/CBS KCS 8786 (USA for export to Denmark), early 1970s:


Columbia KCS 8786 (USA for export to Denmark) - detail of front, scan by Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen ("Columbia" covered with "CBS" sticker)


Columbia CS 8786 (USA for export to Denmark) - Side 1 scan by Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen ("Columbia" covered with "CBS" ring sticker)


Columbia KCS 8786 (USA for export to Denmark) - detail of rear, scan by Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen ("Columbia" covered with "CBS" sticker)
Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen has a confusing copy of the early 1970s US release of this album bought in Denmark. It has all the Columbia logos either covered with "CBS" stickers or blacked out. The labels are the US fourth release style (see above) with catalogue number CS 8786 and a ring-shaped sticker round the outside edge hiding the repeated Columbia logos. The front sleeve has the STEREO/arrows logo and a catalogue number of KCS 8786. The record of this copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 58719-3BH, Side 2 - XSM 58720-2AK.

Lars M. Banke has copies of Nashville Skyline and Self Portrait bought in Denmark with the same type of stickers, so it would appear these imports do date from the early 1970s. Howard Bender has a copy of the 1964 second US release with similar stickers, see above.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for further information.


Columbia CS 8786 (USA for export to Denmark) - Side 2 scan by
Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen ("Columbia" covered with "CBS" ring sticker)


Columbia KCS 8786 (USA for export to Denmark) - detail of rear, scan by Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen ("Columbia" erased)

"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, Columbia JC 8786 (USA for export), 1980s:


Columbia JC 8786 (USA for export) - detail of front, photo by Simon Blokker
This copy of Columbia JC 8786 bought in Europe has the Columbia logos on the front and rear of the sleeve blacked out with marker pen. No other occurrences of Columbia on the front and rear of the sleeve has been obscured. The record labels have the JC 8786 catalogue number and are the same as shown above (Gerd Rundel's copy) without stickers.

Thanks to Simon Blokker for information and photos.


Columbia JC 8786 (USA for export) - detail of rear, photo by Simon Blokker

"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, Columbia CS 8786 (Canada), 1963 to early 1970s; Columbia KCS 8786 (Canada), 1976:
For more information about the Canadian mono release, see Mono Album Releases. Note the front picture is a higher crop of the source photo than the US front. (More sky above Bob's head, less road below his feet, although the song titles are in the same position.)

Columbia CS 8786 (Canada), 1963 onwards:


Columbia CS 8786 (Canada) - front scan by Hans Seegers (first release)


Columbia CS 8786 (Canada) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (first release - second release is similar)


Columbia CS 8786 (Canada) - front with sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel (second release)


Columbia CS 8786 (Canada) - front sticker scan by Gerd Rundel (second release)


Columbia CS 8786 (Canada) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (first release)


Columbia CS 8786 (Canada) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (second release)

Columbia CS 8786 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (first and second releases - no printer name)

Columbia CS 8786 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (first release - Don't Think Twice, It's All Right omitted from Side 2 listing, second release is the same)


Columbia CS 8786 (Canada) - detail of rear, photo by Stan Denski (early 1970s release - "SHOREPAK CAN" - see below)


Columbia CS 8786 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (first release, "PRINTED IN CAN.")


Columbia CS 8786 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (first release)


Columbia CS 8786 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second release, white "STEREO" text)

Columbia CS 8786 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, black "STEREO" text, "PRINTED IN CAN.")

Columbia CS 8786 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second release, white "STEREO" text, "MANUFACTURED BY COLUMBIA RECORDS OF CANADA")


Columbia CS 8786 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (second release, white "STEREO" text)


Columbia CS 8786 (Canada) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (first release - long vertical text on left including "LITHO IN CANADA")


Columbia CS 8786 (Canada) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (second release, short copyright text on left, "LITHO IN CANADA" now on spine)

The front sleeve of the first Canadian release of Freewheelin' Columbia CS 8786 had in error the withdrawn track listing as shown below (see 1963 for details of the withdrawn album). However, the record inside was the regular release. The rear sleeve had the revised track listing but with only 12 songs listed, omitting Don't Think Twice, It's All Right even though it was on the album. Hans Seegers' record has red Columbia labels with black "STEREO/360º SOUND" text and stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-58719-3AA, Side 2 - XSM-58720-2C.

The second release of this album came in a sleeve that was almost identical to that of the first release. It now has "LITHO IN CANADA" on the spine, so the vertical text at front bottom left is shorter. The record now has red Columbia record labels with white "STEREO/360º SOUND", the same as the second US release labels. The bottom text of the record labels is different, instead of "PRINTED IN CAN." it has "MANUFACTURED BY COLUMBIA RECORDS OF CANADA". Gerd Rundel's second release copy comes in this sleeve without stickers and the record has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-58719-3AK, Side 2 - XSM-58720-2C. Gerd also has a copy of Columbia CS 8786 with two different labels - Side 1 has the first release label with black "STEREO/360º SOUND" text while Side 2 has the second release label with the same text in white. The sleeve is again the same as Bill Matthews' described below except for a record store label. The record again has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-58719-3AK, Side 2 - XSM-58720-2C. Rick Craddock has a copy in the second release sleeve where both sides of the record have labels with black "STEREO/360º SOUND" text! The record yet again has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-58719-3AK, Side 2 - XSM-58720-2C. My guess is that Columbia Canada staff were not fussy about which design of labels they stuck on records while they were in the process of changing over from first design to second design labels and still had old stock left!

Columbia CS 8786 (Canada), early 1970s:

Stan Denski has a copy of Columbia CS 8786 from the early 1970s with a reprint of the first Canadian sleeve with the withdrawn track listing and with the red Columbia "360º SOUND" labels. The sleeve printer was Shorepak Canada, and the rear sleeve has text "SHOREPAK CAN. PAT. NO. 758888, 1967." (not on the original sleeve). The original 1963 release had what was known as a "fabricated" sleeve, with artwork printed on to paper which was then pasted on to a thick grey card sleeve, but this 1970s release is "board-printed", a later design with the artwork printed directly on to slightly thinner white cardboard (as is the 1975 release). Stan previously had what must have been a later copy of this 1970s release because it had the same sleeve but the red and gold 1970s labels.


Columbia CS 8786 (Canada) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release)

Gerd Rundel has a copy in a sleeve which has all the characteristics which are described for Stan Denski's copy above. The sleeve was made by Shorepak Canada and has “LITHO IN CANADA” printed on the spine. It has the withdrawn track listing on the front of the sleeve. The record labels have "CS 8786" to the left of the centre hole but have the new label design with the ring of “COLUMBIA” logos round the circumference. The bottom text is again "COLUMBIA RECORDS OF CANADA". The record of the copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 58719-3BD, Side 2 - XSM-58720-2AK.


Columbia CS 8786 (Canada) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release)

Columbia CS 8786 (Canada) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release)

Columbia CS 8786 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release)

Columbia CS 8786 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release)

Columbia CS 8786 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release, "MANUFACTURED BY COLUMBIA RECORDS OF CANADA")

Columbia CS 8786 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release)

 
Columbia CS 8786 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release, "SHOREPAK CAN" on right)

Bill Matthews has a copy of CS 8786 which is significantly different from Stan Denski's: the front sleeve has the withdrawn titles as shown above but the vertical "Copyright Columbia Records" text only reaches up to Down The Highway (in the detail picture of Hans Seegers' copy shown above it reaches beyond the track titles). The rear sleeve does not list Don't Think Twice, It's All Right, the "LITHO IN CANADA" text is moved to the spine near the bottom, and the text "Shorepak Canada" is absent, indicating it's probably from another printer. The labels have the "360º SOUND" text in white on Side 1 and in white and black on Side 2, the matrix numbers of this copy are: Side 1 - XSM-58719-3AK, Side 2 - XSM-58720-2C.

Columbia KCS 8786 (Canada), 1976:


Columbia KCS 8786 (Canada) - front scan by Hans Seegers

The KCS 8786 re-release in 1976 corrected both the tracklisting on the front sleeve (also see below) and the omission of Don't Think Twice, It's All Right on the rear sleeve. On the reissue KCS 8786 front sleeve the replacement track listings for Side 1 and Side 2 look as if they have been pasted in from another sleeve, as they are in rectangles of a slightly different colour from that of the background! The record has orange Columbia labels with the Columbia logo round the circumference and the bottom text now has "CBS RECORDS CANADA LTD.". (Columbia Records of Canada Ltd. was renamed CBS Records Canada Ltd. in late 1976.) The record of the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-58719-2A-2GH (written), Side 2 - XSM-58720-2AK (stamped).


Columbia KCS 8786 (Canada) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (short vertical text)


Columbia KCS 8786 (Canada) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia KCS 8786 (Canada) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia KCS 8786 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia KCS 8786 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers ("MANUFACTURED BY CBS RECORDS CANADA LTD.")


Columbia KCS 8786 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia KCS 8786 (Canada) - picture disc front scan from an Internet record dealer
This interesting item is said to be a picture disc edition of the Columbia Canada KCS 8786 release. However, as far as I know, no Dylan picture discs have ever been released by Columbia worldwide. These counterfeit albums were made in Germany or Italy.

Thanks to Ed Ricardo for finding this item.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Stan Denski and Gerd Rundel for information and scans.
 


"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP releases, Columbia KCS 8786 (Canada for export), 1975:


Columbia KCS 8786 (Canada for export) - front with stickers, scan by Lars M. Banke
This copy of the 1975 re-release Columbia KCS 8786 sold in Sweden has black circular stickers over the Columbia logos on the front and rear sleeves. It also has a Swedish price sticker. The Columbia Canada information at the bottom of the rear sleeve is not obscured, as on some other export copies. This album has the front sleeve with the replacement tracks that look as if they have been added afterwards, as they are in rectangles of a slightly different colour from that of the background (see above).

The record has black ring-shaped stickers over the labels covering the ring of Columbia logos. It has the same matrix numbers as the Canadian-sold copy listed above.


Columbia KCS 8786 (Canada for export) - front sticker scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia KCS 8786 (Canada for export) - front price sticker scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia KCS 8786 (Canada for export) - detail of front, scan by Lars M. Banke ("COLUMBIA" not obscured)

Columbia KCS 8786 (Canada for export) - rear with sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia KCS 8786 (Canada for export) - rear sticker scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia KCS 8786 (Canada for export) - Side 1 with black ring-shaped sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia KCS 8786 (Canada for export) - Side 2 with black ring-shaped sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke


Columbia KCS 8786 (Canada for export) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke ("COLUMBIA" not obscured)


Columbia KCS 8786 (Canada for export) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)
Lars M. Banke has a second copy of the 1975 re-release Columbia KCS 8786 sold in Sweden which has the Columbia logos on the front and rear sleeves obscured with marker pen. One instance of "Columbia" in the Columbia Canada information at the bottom of the rear sleeve is also obscured. The record again has black ring-shaped stickers over the labels covering the ring of Columbia logos.

Columbia KCS 8786 (Canada for export) - detail of front, scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)

Columbia KCS 8786 (Canada for export) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)

Columbia KCS 8786 (Canada for export) - detail of rear with "COLUMBIA" obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)

Columbia KCS 8786 (Canada for export) - detail of rear with "COLUMBIA" obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)

Columbia KCS 8786 (Canada for export) - Side 1 with black ring-shaped sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)

Columbia KCS 8786 (Canada for export) - Side 2 with black ring-shaped sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)

Columbia KCS 8786 (Canada for export) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (third copy)

This third Canadian export copy was bought in Sweden and is different from the two already on the website as this one has white ring-shaped stickers on the record labels covering the Columbia logos. "Columbia" is obscured once on the front sleeve and three times on the rear sleeve. "COLUMBIA RECORDS" printed vertically at front bottom left is not obscured. This album again has the front sleeve with the replacement tracks that look as if they have been added afterwards, as they are in rectangles of a slightly different colour from that of the background (see above). The record matrix numbers are: Side 1 - XSM 57719 2A 2GH (handwritten), Side 2 - XSM 58720 2AK (stamped).


Columbia KCS 8786 (Canada for export) - detail of front with "COLUMBIA" obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (third copy)

 ("COLUMBIA" not obscured)

Columbia KCS 8786 (Canada for export) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (third copy)

Columbia KCS 8786 (Canada for export) - detail of rear with "COLUMBIA" obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (third copy)

Columbia KCS 8786 (Canada for export) - Side 1 with white ring-shaped sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (third copy)

Columbia KCS 8786 (Canada for export) - Side 2 with white ring-shaped sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (third copy)


Columbia KCS 8786 (Canada for export) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (third copy with two instances of "COLUMBIA" obscured)

Thanks to Lars M. Banke for information and scans.
 


"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS SBPG 62193 (UK), Nov 1963/1964/late 1964, re-released late 1960s, early 1970s, mid-1970s (twice), late 1970s and early 1980s (twice); CBS 32390 (UK), mid 1980s; Columbia 32390 1 (UK), 1991; Simply Vinyl/Columbia 62193/SVLP 0003 180gm release (UK), 1999; Simply Vinyl/Columbia 8786/S 125017 125gm, 160gm and 180gm releases (UK), 2001/2003:
For more information about the UK mono release, see Mono Album Releases.

CBS SBPG 62193 (UK), Nov 1963 (first release variant 1):


CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (1963 release with centre "STEREO" logo)
The first stereo UK Freewheelin', catalogue number CBS SBPG 62193, was released in Nov 1963. Gerd Rundel has two copies in a stereo sleeve with printed black stereo/arrows logo front and back, but with the records made by Philips or EMI on behalf of CBS Records, which he believes are the actual first UK releases. At that time CBS had no pressing plant in the UK, although they subsequently bought the Oriole Records pressing plant in Sep 1964. Records pressed by Philips can be distinguished by the text "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" on the orange CBS record labels to the right of the centre hole. The first Philips record has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG V 62193 V 1Y V 1//420 1, Side 2 - SBPG V 62193 V 2Y V 1//420 1 ("V" is actually an upside-down triangle). The first record sleeve has two folded-over flaps and the US catalogue number on the rear sleeve is correctly shown as "CS 8786" (the stereo number).
CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - detail of front scan by Gerd Rundel (1963 release, no catalogue number)


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


CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (1963 release with centre "STEREO" logo)


CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1963 release with printed black "STEREO" logo and catalogue number of "SBPG 62193")
The US catalogue number is shown correctly as "CS 8786" (stereo)


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


CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1 with raised ring inside CBS logo, scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1963 release variant 1, record made by Philips)


CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1 with matrix number, photo by Gerd Rundel (first 1963 release variant 1, record made by Philips)

CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (first and second 1963 releases, both records made by Philips "SBPG-62193 1Y")

CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1963 release variant 1, record made by Philips)


CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 2 with matrix number, photo by Gerd Rundel (first 1963 release variant 1, record made by Philips)


CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 2, scan by Gerd Rundel (first and second 1963 releases, both records made by Philips "SBPG-62193 2Y")

CBS SBPG 62193 (UK), Nov 1963 (first release variant 2):


CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1963 release variant 2 with printed black "STEREO" logo and catalogue number of "SBPG 62193")
The US catalogue number is shown correctly as "CS 8786" (stereo)

CBS sbpg 62193 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1963 release variant 2, record made by Philips with CBS label)

CBS sbpg 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1963 release variant 2, record made by Philips with CBS label "SBPG 62193 A")


CBS sbpg 62193 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1963 release variant 2, record made by Philips with CBS label)


CBS sbpg 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 2, scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1963 release variant 2, record made by Philips with CBS label "SBPG 62193 B")

Gerd Rundel has a second copy with the same sleeve as the first 1963 release and where the record has exactly the same matrix numbers as above. However it has a CBS-style label (see the third 1963 release below) with just "(P) 1963" to the right of the centre hole as opposed to "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" on the Philips record labels. The difference from the third release labels is that this has the catalogue number as "sbpg 62193" whereas they have it as "Sbpg 62193" (large "S"). The label has a raised ring inside the CBS logo as the first Philips variant.

CBS SBPG 62193 (UK), Nov 1963 (first release variant 3):


CBS sbpg 62193 (UK) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1963 release variant 3 with top right stereo logo)
This unique copy from Manuel García Jara has a sleeve that is laminated on the front; this front is unique in having the "STEREO"/arrows logo printed at top right. The rear sleeve has two folded-over flaps (what looks like a third flap is actually the line where the front lamination finishes) and it has the "STEREO"/arrows logo above the tracklist; there are UK stereo and US mono references to the left of the CBS logo at top right. This sleeve has details in common with other sleeves already shown on this page, but it doesn't match any one exactly.
CBS sbpg 62193 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1963 release variant 3 with top right stereo logo)

CBS sbpg 62193 (UK) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1963 release variant 3)


CBS sbpg 62193 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1963 release variant 3 with printed black "STEREO" logo and catalogue number of "SBPG 62193")
The US catalogue number is shown incorrectly as "CL 1986" (mono) - it should be "CS 8786" (stereo)


CBS sbpg 62193 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1963 release variant 3, record with US matrix numbers with CBS labels)


CBS sbpg 62193 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1963 release variant 3, record with US matrix numbers with CBS labels)


CBS sbpg 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 2, scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1963 release variant 3, record with US matrix numbers- "XSM-58720-2B")

The record has textured orange CBS labels with "sbpg 62193", just "33" as the speed information, "(P) 1963" as the date of release: the labels match the variant that Gerd says "first 1963 release variant 1, record made by Philips with CBS labels", but this record is also unique in having definitely US matrix numbers stamped on both sides, starting with "XSM" not with "SBPG" (see detail of record label). The record of this copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-58719-3B, Side 2 - XSM-58720-2B, so may have been pressed in the USA. (Gerd Rundel's demo copy of the first US release has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-58719-3B, Side 2 - XSM-58720-2B, the same numbers exactly!)

CBS SBPG 62193 (UK), Nov 1963 (second release):


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

This second release record shown has catalogue number "SBPG 63193" and completely different stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG-62193-1A-1, Side 2 - SBPG-62193-2B-1. The sleeve has two folded-over flaps and the US catalogue number is again wrongly shown as "CL 1786" (the mono number). The black "STEREO"/arrows logos on the rear sleeves are also positioned differently. It is possible because of the matrix numbers this record was pressed by EMI, not Philips. The front of the sleeve is the same as Gerd Rundel's copy above. Espen Skog has a copy in this sleeve where the record has third release labels as shown below with catalogue number "Sbpg 62193" and stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG-62193-1A-1, Side 2 - SBPG-62193-B, different from any others listed here.


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


CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1963 release, record made by Philips/EMI? - same as first 1963 release above)


CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1 with raised ring overlapping CBS logo, scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1963 release, record made by Philips/EMI?)


CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1 with matrix number, photo by Gerd Rundel (second 1963 release, record made by Philips/EMI?)


CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1963 release with printed black "STEREO" logo and catalogue number of "SBPG 62193")
The US catalogue number is again shown incorrectly as "CL 1986" (mono) - it should be "CS 8786" (stereo)


CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1963 release, record made by Philips/EMI?)


CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 2 with matrix number, photo by Gerd Rundel (second 1963 release, record made by Philips/EMI?)

CBS SBPG 62193 (UK), Nov 1963 (third release):

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CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1963 onwards releases without "STEREO" logo - same as mono front)
The third release came in the UK mono sleeve with three folded-over flaps. According to Hans Seegers the stereo sleeves were withdrawn for cost reasons - this situation persisted in the UK until Nashville Skyline, my copy of that album has a gold foil "Stereo" sticker on a stereo/mono sleeve. The third 1963 Freewheelin' sleeve had a red "STEREO" stamp and the record was pressed by CBS. The labels of the 1963 CBS pressed records have "(P) 1963" to the right of the centre hole as opposed to "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" on the Philips record labels above. This copyright date is missing on the labels of the 1964 releases below. The record speed is shown as just "33". The CBS record shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG-62193-1A-1, Side 2 - SBPG-62193-2B-1. Ronald Born dates this pressing as no earlier than Autumn 1964!


CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (1963 onwards releases without "STEREO" logo - same as mono front)


CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (1963 release with mono sleeve, red stamped "STEREO" logo)


CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - detail of rear sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers (1963 release with mono sleeve, red stamped "STEREO" logo and catalogue number altered by hand on this copy from "BPG 62193" to "SBPG 62193")
The US catalogue number is shown correctly as "CL 1986" as this is the UK mono sleeve


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


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


CBS Sbpg 62193 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (third 1963 release, record made by CBS)

CBS SBPG 62193 (UK), 1964 (first release):


CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (first 1964 release with red "STEREO" stamp)


CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (first 1964 release with red "STEREO" stamp)


CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (first 1964 release)


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


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


CBS Sbpg 62193 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (first 1964 release)

The front sleeve of the first 1964 release is identical to that of the third 1963 release (mono sleeve). The rear sleeve comes without folded-over flaps and with the same "STEREO"/arrows stamp in red as the 1963 sleeve, but differently positioned. The record shown has orange CBS labels with a slightly different layout and matrix numbers as before: Side 1 - SBPG-62193-1A-1, Side 2 - SBPG-62193-2B-1. The record speed is shown as "33" and there is no publication date. Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen has a copy of this first 1964 release with matrix numbers: Side 1 - S62193-A1, Side 2 - S62193-B3.  Ronald Born dates this pressing with the "33" playing speed on the labels as Autumn 1967!

CBS SBPG 62193 (UK), 1964 (second release):


CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (second 1964 release with gold foil "STEREO" sticker, text box at bottom)


CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (second 1964 release with gold foil "STEREO" sticker)


CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (second 1964 release)


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


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


CBS Sbpg 62193 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (second 1964 release)

The second 1964 release is from late in that year and has an identical front sleeve to the first 1964 release. The rear sleeve has a black on gold foil stereo hexagonal sticker and has a different lay out than the previous one with stereo information in a box at the bottom. Both sleeves were printed by Ernest J. Day & Co., Ltd., London W11. The record has orange CBS labels, again with a slightly different layout, and matrix numbers as before: Side 1 - SBPG-62193-1A-1, Side 2 - SBPG-62193-2B-1. The record speed is still shown as "33", but in much smaller text.

CBS SBPG 62193 (UK), late 1960s(?):


CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - front, my copy (late 1960s release)
Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen has two copies bought in Denmark of what looks like the second 1964 release of CBS SBPG 62193, but may be later. The sleeves are laminated on the front only. The front CBS logo is thickly drawn and larger than the next example (see below). One copy has a gold foil hexagonal "Stereo" sticker on the rear sleeve, which has the text box with stereo information and shows the printer's name of "Ernest J. Day & Co., Ltd." and "GB" vertically at bottom right.
CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - detail of front, scan by
Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (late 1960s release)

CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - rear, my copy (late 1960s release - without sticker)

CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by
Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (late 1960s release with gold foil "STEREO" sticker)

CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by
Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (late 1960s release release - printer's name "Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd." at bottom right, my copy is the same)

CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - inner sleeve front scan by
Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (1969 issue - Nashville Skyline in fourth row)

CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - inner sleeve front, my copy (alternate 1969 issue - Nashville Skyline in third row)

CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - inner sleeve rear scan by Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (1969 issue - my inner sleeve has the same rear)

CBS Sbpg 62193 (UK) - Side 1 scan by
Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (late 1960s release)

CBS Sbpg 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by
Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (late 1960s release)

CBS Sbpg 62193 (UK) - Side 2 scan by
Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (late 1960s release)

CBS Sbpg 62193 (UK) - Side 1 scan by
Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (late 1960s release variant, my copy is the same)

CBS Sbpg 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by
Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (late 1960s release variant - "SIDE 1" lower)

CBS Sbpg 62193 (UK) - Side 2 scan by
Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (late 1960s release variant, my copy is the same)

Rene's first record has orange CBS labels with playing speed "33" and matrix numbers: Side 1 - S62193-A1, Side 2 - S62193-B1. What is unusual is the inner sleeve, which dates from 1969 and shows an illustration of Nashville Skyline. Rene now has a second copy in the same sleeve and inner sleeve with slightly different text placement on the record labels. The second record has matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG-62193-1A-1, Side 2 -SBPG-62193-2B-1. I have a copy with the same sleeve, but without the gold foil "STEREO" sticker on the rear. The record has the same labels and matrix numbers as Rene's second copy shown. The inner sleeve of my copy is again from 1969, but with different albums illustrated, and with Nashville Skyline in a different position.

CBS SBPG 62193 (UK), early 1970s:


CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - detail of front, scan by
Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (1970s release)

CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by
Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (1970s release - printer's name "E. J. Day Group" at bottom right)

CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - inner sleeve front, part scan by
Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (1972 issue)

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

CBS Sbpg 62193 (UK) - Side 2 scan by
Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (1970s release)

Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen has a third copy bought in Denmark of what looks like a 1970s release of CBS SBPG 62193. The sleeve is laminated on the front and part of the back. The front CBS logo is thinly drawn and smaller than the previous example (see above), and is in a panel that looks overprinted. The rear sleeve still has the text box with stereo information and shows the printer's name of the "E. J. Day Group, London and Bedford" (not "Ernest J. Day & Co., Ltd." as before) and "GB" again vertically at bottom right. The record still has orange CBS labels with playing speed "33" and matrix numbers: Side 1 - S62193 A1, Side 2 - S62193-B3. The inner sleeve dates from 1972 and shows for example an illustration of Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits (released 14 Jun 1972).

CBS SBPG 62193 (UK), mid 1970s (two variants):


CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (both mid 1970s releases)

The sleeves of these mid 1970s copies of CBS SBPG 62193 are laminated on the front and partly on the rear. They have just the CBS logo on the front, no catalogue number, in a panel that again looks overprinted. The rear sleeve has just the CBS logo and "62193" at top right and "GB" printed vertically at bottom right. The rear sleeves still have the text box with stereo information, but on the first copy the printer's name is "E. J. Day Group, London and Bedford" as Rene's copy above, on the second copy there is no printer's name below it.


CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (both mid 1970s releases)


CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid 1970s release)

CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (both mid 1970s releases)

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


CBS Sbpg 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid 1970s release - just album title, catalogue number "Sbpg 62193")


CBS Sbpg 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid 1970s release - "MADE IN ENGLAND" at bottom, space before "Blossom Music")


CBS Sbpg 62193 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid 1970s release)

CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid 1970s release)


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


CBS S BPG 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid 1970s release - just album title, catalogue number "S BPG 62193")


CBS S BPG 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid 1970s release - "MADE IN ENGLAND" at bottom, no space before "1-6. Blossom Music")


CBS S BPG 62193 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid 1970s release)


CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid 1970s release - printer's name again "E. J. Day Group, London and Bedford" at bottom right)


CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid 1970s release - no printer's name at bottom right)

The records now have orange/yellow CBS labels, first introduced in the UK with The Basement Tapes in 1975. Both records just have the album title above the centre hole, no extra "BOB DYLAN". "MADE IN ENGLAND" is still at the bottom of the labels as on all of the previous orange label releases.

The first record labels have a catalogue number of "Sbpg 62193" to the right of the centre hole, like the 1960s releases. There are no blank lines between the song titles and “Blossom Music” on both sides, also the song title numbering before “Blossom Music” ("1-6." on Side 1, "1-7." on Side 2) is missing. The record of this copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - S 62193 A2, Side 2 - S-62193-B3. It comes in a plain white “MADE IN ENGLAND” inner sleeve.

The second record labels have a catalogue number of "S BPG 62193" to the right of the centre hole. The text layout to the left and right of the centre hole is similar but in different type faces from those of the first record. There are black lines between the song titles and "Blossom Music" on both sides and "Blossom Music" is preceded by numbers "1-6." or "1-7.". The record of this copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG 62193 A (stamped), Side 2 - CBS-S-62193 B-4 (handwritten).

CBS SBPG 62193 (UK), late 1970s:


CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s release)

The late 1970s release has a sleeve that is the same as Manuel's early 1980s release below but sadly without Bob's signature. The details of the rear sleeve at top right and bottom right are exactly the same as Manuel's copy, with "CB|271" in a capsule plus "60" in a circle at top right and "LC|0149" in a capsule at bottom right as well as "GB" printed vertically. The record has orange/yellow CBS labels. "BOB DYLAN" is now printed below the album title. The catalogue number on the labels is "S BPG 62193". "MADE IN ENGLAND" is still at the bottom of the labels as on all of the previous orange label releases. The record of the copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS-S-62193-A-5, Side 2 - CBS-S-62193-B-5.


CBS SBPG 62193 (UK) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s release)

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

CBS S BPG 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s release - "BOB DYLAN" below album title, catalogue number "S BPG 62193")

CBS S BPG 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s release - "MADE IN ENGLAND" still at bottom)

CBS S BPG 62193 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s release)

CBS BPG 62193 (UK), early 1980s (three variants):


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


CBS (BPG) 62193 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (early 1980s releases)


CBS (BPG) 62193 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (early 1980s release)


CBS (BPG) 62193 (UK) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (early 1980s releases)


CBS (BPG) 62193 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (early 1980s releases)


CBS (BPG) 62193 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (early 1980s releases)

This early 1980s copy of "CBS BPG 62193" was signed by Bob at a show in Spain in the early 1990s. The front CBS logo is again thinly drawn and the same size as the previous examples (see above), again in what looks like an overprinted panel, without a catalogue number underneath. The rear sleeve still has the text box with stereo information. It has "CB|271" in a capsule plus "60" in a circle at top right and "LC|0149" in a capsule at bottom right as well as "GB" printed vertically. Again there is no printer's name. Manuel's record has orange/yellow CBS labels with "BOB DYLAN" as well as the album title and is the third early 1980s variant listed below. The catalogue number on the labels is now just "BPG 62193" (the mono catalogue number).


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

Gerd Rundel has a copy in the same sleeve as Manuel's (but without the signature) that also has record labels with the mono catalogue number. However, these labels must be earlier because “MADE IN ENGLAND” is still at the bottom of the labels.
CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (first early 1980s release - "BOB DYLAN" below album title, mono catalogue number "BPG 62193", no "LC|0149" capsule)

CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (first early 1980s release - "MADE IN ENGLAND" at bottom of label)


CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (first early 1980s release)


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


CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second early 1980s release - no text at bottom of label)

CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second early 1980s release - same as first)


CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second early 1980s release - "MADE IN ENGLAND" now in circumference text)


CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (second early 1980s release)


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


CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (third early 1980s release - CBS copyright info at bottom of label)

CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (third early 1980s release - same as first and second)


CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (third early 1980s release - "MADE IN ENGLAND" again in circumference text)


CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (third early 1980s release)

"LC|0149" in a capsule is not printed on the labels of any of these records, which is surprising for releases of this date. Gerd also has a copy in the same sleeve (again not signed by Bob) where "MADE IN ENGLAND" is now in the circumference text, with no text at the bottom of the labels. The records of both Gerd's copies shown have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS S 62193 A5, Side 2: CBS S 62193 B5. The record of Manuel's copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS 62193 A5, Side 2 - CBS 62193 B5 (no "S" after "CBS" on both sides). "MADE IN ENGLAND" is again in the circumference text, with CBS copyright info now at the bottom of the labels.

CBS 62193 (UK), early 1980s (two variants):


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

CBS 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (first early 1980s release - no text at bottom)

CBS 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (first early 1980s release - "MADE IN ENGLAND" in circumference text)

CBS 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (first early 1980s release, "LC|0149" capsule at top right, "(P) 1967")

CBS 62193 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (first early 1980s release)

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


CBS 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second early 1980s release - CBS copyright info at bottom)


CBS 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second early 1980s release - similar to first)


CBS 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second early 1980s release - same as first, "(P) 1967")


CBS 62193 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (second early 1980s release)

These two early 1980s variants from Gerd Rundel again come in the same sleeve as Manuel's "BPG 62193" copy above. The catalogue number is now "CBS 62193". They both now have the expected "LC|0149" capsule at high top right. Both copies have "MADE IN ENGLAND" in the circumference text to the right of the centre hole. There is a different text layout right and left of the centre hole from that of the "BPG 62193" variants (e.g. the arrows logo below "Stereo" has gone), and bizarrely there is a copyright date of 1967 to the right of the centre hole. The producer name John Hammond plus "Warner Brothers Music Ltd." are now printed below the song titles. The first variant has no text at the bottom of the labels, the second variant has CBS copyright info (a later design). There is also a minor change in the circumference text: on the first variant it includes "UNAUTHORISED PUBLIC PERFORMANCE, BROADCASTING, COPYING AND RENTAL OF THIS RECORD PROHIBITED"; on the second variant this sentence has been changed to the slightly longer "UNAUTHORISED COPYING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE, BROADCASTING, HIRING OR RENTAL OF THIS RECORDING PROHIBITED". This means that "MADE IN ENGLAND" is in a slightly different position on the second variant labels. The record of the first variant shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS S 62193 A5, Side 2 - CBS S 62193 B5. The record of the second variant shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS 62193 A5 (no "S" after "CBS"), Side 2 - CBS S 62193 B5. There may be an earlier 1980s "CBS 62193" release that still has "MADE IN ENGLAND" at the bottom of the labels.

Because all these five early 1980s variants come in the same sleeve and the records have almost the same matrix numbers, I suspect the three "BPG 62193" variants and the two "CBS 62193" variants were concurrent, with labels from different printers.

CBS S BPG 62193 (Ireland), 1980s:


CBS S BPG 62193 (Ireland) - front and Side 1 photo from eBay (1980s release)

This copy of CBS S BPG 63193 was released in Ireland - it has a UK sleeve but the record has "Record mfd. in Ireland" on the labels. The text layout of the labels is different from the UK releases shown, with "STEREO" and the arrows symbol missing from left of the centre hole. Thanks to Gerd Rundel for finding this on eBay.


CBS S BPG 62193 (Ireland) - Side 1 photo from eBay (1980s release)

CBS 62193 (UK), mid-1980s:


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

CBS 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1980s release)

CBS 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1980s release)

CBS 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1980s release)

CBS 62193 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1980s release)

This mid 1980s red CBS label variant comes in the same sleeve as Manuel's early 1980s copy above. The record still has catalogue number "CBS 62193" on the labels, and is probably the last release with that catalogue number. It must have been released just before the red CBS label copy below with just “32390” as the catalogue number. The labels have "MADE IN ENGLAND" and CBS copyright info in the circumference text to the right of the centre hole, and no text at the bottom. The record has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS 62193 A5, Side 2 - CBS 62193 B5.

CBS 32390 (UK), mid 1980s, late 1980s; Columbia 32390 1 (UK), 1991:


CBS 32390 (UK) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release)
Around 1982 almost all Dylan albums were reissued in the UK with orange/yellow CBS labels and catalogue numbers "CBS 323xx". CBS 32390 was later released in the mid/late 1980s with plain red CBS labels also, and then as Columbia 32390 1 in 1991 with red labels. The rear sleeve has a barcode. Scans of the CBS 32390 release with orange/yellow record labels and Columbia 32390 1 required! There may also be a late 1980s/1990 release with catalogue number CBS 32390 1.


CBS 32390 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release - CBS logo obscured)


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

CBS 32390 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release)

CBS 32390 (UK) - inner sleeve front scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release)

CBS 32390 (UK) - inner sleeve rear scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release)

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

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

CBS 32390 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release)


CBS 32390 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release)

There is no CBS logo on top left of the front, the rear sleeve has a barcode at top right and like the labels, just “32390” as the catalogue number. The record labels have “(P) 1967 CBS Records Inc.” right to the centre hole. They again have "MADE IN ENGLAND" and CBS copyright info in the circumference text to the right of the centre hole, and no text at the bottom. The record comes in a “Nice Price” inner sleeve. This copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - 32390 A1, Side 2 - 32390 B1.

Simply Vinyl/Columbia 62193/SVLP 0003 180gm release (UK), 1999; Simply Vinyl/Columbia 8786/S 125017 125gm and 160gm releases (UK), 2001/2003:


Columbia/Simply Vinyl 62193/SVLP 0003 (UK) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1999 release with CBS logo at top left)

Columbia/Simply Vinyl 62193/SVLP 0003 (UK) - test pressing photo from eBay (1999 release)
The Simply Vinyl series on Columbia, catalogue number 62193/SVLP 0003, was released in 1999 on 180gm vinyl. The copy shown is in a still-sealed plastic sleeve, so no record label scans are available. Thanks to Sergio Mariano Romay for finding a test pressing of the 1999 release on eBay. The album was subsequently released by Simply Vinyl on 125gm vinyl, with a new catalogue number, 8786/S 125017 in 2001 and 2003. The sticker on the 2001 release mentioned the 125gm weight, the sticker on the 2003 release said only "Heavy Vinyl", but there was a second round dark blue sticker that said "160G VINYL PRESSING". The front sleeve of the 2001/2003 releases has no CBS logo.


Columbia/Simply Vinyl 62193/SVLP 0003 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1999 release)


Columbia/Simply Vinyl 62193/SVLP 0003 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1999 release)

Columbia/Simply Vinyl 62193/SVLP 0003 (UK) - 160gm front sticker scan by Tom Willems (2003 release)

Columbia/Simply Vinyl 62193/SVLP 0003 (UK) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (1999 release)

Columbia/Simply Vinyl 62193/SVLP 0003 (UK) - 180gm front sticker scan by Hans Seegers (1999 release)


Columbia/Simply Vinyl 8786/S 125017 (UK) - 125gm front sticker scan by Hans Seegers (2001 release)


Columbia/Simply Vinyl 8786/S 125017 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (2001/2003 releases)

Columbia/Simply Vinyl 8786/S 125017 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (2001/2003 releases)

Columbia/Simply Vinyl 8786/S 125017 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (2001/2003 releases)


Columbia/Simply Vinyl 8786/S 125017 (UK) - front sticker scan by Tom Willems (2003 release)


Columbia/Simply Vinyl 62193/SVLP 0003 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (2001/2003 releases)

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Gerd Rundel, Manuel García Jara, Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen and Tom Willems for information and scans.


"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS CS 8786 (Singapore), 1965:


CBS CS 8786 (Singapore) - front scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1)

These albums have "PRINTED IN USA" along the bottom of the rear sleeve, so the sleeves were imported from there. The sleeve of this copy is virtually identical to the US stereo release, although it has "© CBS RECORDS 1963" along the bottom line of text. There is no country of origin on the record labels, but they were probably printed locally. The labels have the US red "360º SOUND" design with three CBS logos. This record has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-58719, Side 2 - XSM-58720. Gerd Rundel has a copy in the same sleeve with "NONBREAKABLE" to the left of the centre hole of the record labels, missing from Hans' copy. It has the same matrix numbers but handwritten: Side 1 - XSM 58719, Side 2 - XSM 58720. The album title is slightly higher on Side 2.


CBS CS 8786 (Singapore) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 1)


CBS CS 8786 (Singapore) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 1 with "NONBREAKABLE")


CBS CS 8786 (Singapore) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1)


CBS CS 8786 (Singapore) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 1 with "NONBREAKABLE")


CBS CS 8786 (Singapore) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1 without "NONBREAKABLE")


CBS CS 8786 (Singapore) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1 without "NONBREAKABLE")


CBS CS 8786 (Singapore) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 1 - "© CBS RECORDS 1963")


Columbia CS 8786 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (first and second releases - "© COLUMBIA RECORDS 1963", compare with variant 1 above)

There is also a Singapore/Malaysia copy in the US Columbia Records sleeve where the record has the handwritten matrix numbers as above, but the record labels list the first version of the song titles as on the front of the Canadian releases above (see 1963 for details of the withdrawn album). The record plays the regular songs. On balance it seems these labels are unauthorised.


CBS CS 8786 (Singapore) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 2)


CBS CS 8786 (Singapore) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 2)


CBS CS 8786 (Singapore) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 2)

CBS CS 8786 (Singapore) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 2)

CBS CS 8786 (Singapore) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 2)


CBS CS 8786 (Singapore) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 2)


CBS CS 8786 (Singapore) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 2 - "© COLUMBIA RECORDS 1963")

Gerd Rundel's second copy uses the US mono sleeve with a "Stereo" sticker on the front. The rear sleeve has "© COLUMBIA RECORDS 1963" on the copyright line above the "GUARANTEED HIGH FIDELITY" text, missing from the first copy rear sleeve. The record labels again have three CBS logos and the record has the same matrix numbers, again handwritten. Like Hans' copy in the variant 1 sleeve, the record labels do not have "NONBREAKABLE".

CBS had a record pressing facility in Singapore from 1967, so records after that were sourced locally.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS S 62193 (NL), 1967 and 1969; CBS 62193 (NL), 1975; CBS 32390 (NL), 1985; Columbia 32390 1 (NL), 1990s:
This album was never released in Holland in mono. There were six stereo releases.

CBS S 62193 (1967):


CBS S 62193 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1967 and 1969 releases)


CBS S 62193 (NL) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (1967 and 1969 releases)


CBS S 62193 (NL) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (1967 release)


CBS S 62193 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1967 release)


CBS S 62193 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1967 and 1969 releases)


CBS S 62193 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1967 and 1969 releases with misprint)

Orange CBS labels - the copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG-62193-1A-1, Side 2 - SBPG-62193-2B-1. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right on Side 2 is misprinted as "I Don't Think Twice, It's All Right". Front sleeve: logo plus catalogue number in a black rectangle. Rear sleeve: two folded-over flaps.

CBS S 62193 (1969):


CBS S 62193 (NL) - rear with sticker, scan by Mitchel Balmayne (1969 release)
Orange CBS labels (same as 1967 release) - the copy shown has the same stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG-62193-1A-1, Side 2 - SBPG-62193-2B-1 as the 1967 release. Front sleeve: as 1967 release. Rear sleeve: "NL printed in holland" on right edge, no folded-over flaps.
CBS S 62193 (NL) - detail of rear with sticker, scan by Mitchel Balmayne (1969 release)


CBS S 62193 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1969 release)

CBS S 62193 (1973):


CBS S 62193 (Spain for NL) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1973 release)

This 1973 album had a Dutch stereo sleeve (the first Dutch release - see above), but the record labels have "MADE IN SPAIN" (in English). The labels have the logo of the Dutch copyright organisation "STEMRA", so were intended for sale in Holland, and were probably imported to meet excess demand.


CBS S 62193 (Spain for NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1973 release - "MADE IN SPAIN")


CBS S 62193 (Spain for NL) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1973 release)

CBS 62193 (1975):


CBS 62193 (NL) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)

Mid-1970s release with orange/yellow CBS labels - the copy shown has written matrix numbers: Side 1 - S 62193-A, Side 2 - S 62193-B. Front sleeve: "Stereo", logo in single black rectangle. Rear sleeve: no folded-over flaps, no stereo information at top, "stereo", logo and catalogue number in a rectangle at top right, “CB|271” + "60" (in circle) below the rectangle, "LC|0149" in capsule at lower right.
CBS 62193 (NL) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)

CBS 62193 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)


CBS 62193 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)

CBS 32390 (1985):


CBS 32390 (NL) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (1985 release)
1980s re-release with red labels with ‘CBS’ in white horizontally on top, the copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 01-62193-2A-1 (stamped), side 2: NL S62193-B (written). Front sleeve: black rectangle in upper left (all previous information overprinted). Rear sleeve; ‘CBS’ logo in upper right.
CBS 32390 (NL) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (1985 release)

CBS 32390 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1985 release)


CBS 32390 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1985 release)

Columbia 32390 1 (1990s):


Columbia 32390 1 (NL) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (1990s release), for another front scan see above


Columbia 32390 1 (NL) - "Nice Price" sticker, detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (1990s release)


Columbia 32390 1 (NL) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (1990s release)


Columbia 32390 1 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1990s release)


Columbia 32390 1 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1990s release)

Red labels with 'COLUMBIA' in white horizontally on top, the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - 01 32390 20 3A1 (stamped) plus 01 62193-20-3A-1  B (written), Side 2 - 01 32390 20 4B1 (stamped) plus "A" (written). Front sleeve: black rectangle in upper left has been overprinted. Rear sleeve: bar-code in upper right, no "COLUMBIA" logo.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Mitchel Balmayne for information and scans.


"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS SBP-233145 (Australia), 1967, re-released late 1960s, 1970s:
For the mono release of this album released in 1965, see Mono Album Releases.

CBS SBP-233145 (Australia), 1967, re-released late 1960s:

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CBS SBP-233145 (Australia) - front scan by Stuart Moore (first 1960s release)
The 1960s releases use the UK crop of the front photo with a central "Stereo" logo, much smaller on the third 1960s release and the 1970s release. The rear sleeve of the first and second 1960s releases has two fold-over flaps and the sleeve is laminated on the front only. The third 1960s release and the 1970s release rear sleeves have no fold over flaps and have a bottom text box missing from the rear of the first and second releases.

The 1960s records have orange CBS labels. The first and second release labels have the "Allan's" logo, which is missing from the third release labels. (Allan's were music publishers in Australia for Bob Dylan records between 1965 and 1969, so the third release is after then.) The second release labels have a smaller Allan's logo and the song titles are in italics. The copy shown of the second release has matrix numbers: Side 1 - MX144489 SBP 233145-1, Side 2 - MX144490 SBP 233145-2. The copy of the third 1960s release record shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - MX 144489/90-B SBP 233145-1, Side 2 - MX 144489/90-C SBP 233145-2.


CBS SBP-233145 (Australia) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1960s release)


Allan's Australia album songbook - scan by Stuart Moore
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CBS SBP-233145 (Australia) - rear scan by Stuart Moore (first 1960s release)


CBS SBP-233145 (Australia) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (first and second 1960s releases)


CBS SBP-233145 (Australia) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (first and second 1960s releases)

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CBS SBP-233145 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (first 1960s release)

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CBS SBP-233145 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (first 1960s release)


CBS SBP-233145 (Australia) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1960s release)


CBS SBP-233145 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1960s release)


CBS SBP-233145 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1960s release - smaller Allan's logo)


CBS SBP-233145 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1960s release - italic song titles)


CBS SBP-233145 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1960s release)

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CBS SBP-233145 (Australia) - front scan by Hans Seegers (third 1960s release)


CBS SBP-233145 (Australia) - detail of front with smaller stereo/arrows logo and text "CAN ALSO BE PLAYED ON MONO EQUIPMENT", scan by Hans Seegers (third 1960s release)


CBS SBP-233145 (Australia) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (third 1960s release)


CBS SBP-233145 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (third 1960s release - no Allan's logo)


CBS SBP-233145 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (third 1960s release)

The 1960s record labels shown have round the circumference at the bottom the text "MADE IN AUSTRALIA BY A REGISTERED USER OF THE TRADE MARKS" without a CBS copyright. This is because up to 1977 all Australian records were manufactured by the Australian Record Company (Pty) Ltd. (A.R.C.) on behalf of CBS. A.R.C. changed its name to CBS Records Australia Limited on 17 Oct 1977, and after that date the longer bottom edge text includes CBS copyright information. (Stuart Moore says that the label change may not have occurred till late 1978 or early 1979, Bob Dylan At Budokan from 1978 still does not have a CBS copyright nor does Masterpieces, Slow Train Coming from 1979 does have the CBS copyright.)

CBS SBP-233145 (Australia), mid/late 1970s:


CBS SBP-233145 (Australia) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (1970s releases)


CBS SBP-233145 (Australia) - detail of front with different stereo text, scan by Stuart Moore (1970s releases)


CBS SBP-233145 (Australia) - rear scan by Stuart Moore (1970s releases)


CBS SBP-233145 (Australia) - detail of rear, scan by Stuart Moore (1970s releases)

CBS SBP-233145 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (1970s release, before A.R.C. ownership change)

CBS SBP-233145 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Stuart Moore (1970s release, before A.R.C. ownership change - short copyright text)

CBS SBP-233145 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (1970s release, before A.R.C. ownership change)


CBS SBP-233145 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (1970s release, after A.R.C. ownership change)


CBS SBP-233145 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (1970s release, after A.R.C. ownership change - long copyright text)


CBS SBP-233145 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (1970s release)

The front sleeve from the 1970s release shown has a new "STEREO" logo at top centre. Like the late 1960s sleeve, the rear sleeve has no folded-over flaps and has the bottom text box. The records from the 1970s release have new style orange/yellow CBS labels. There are two record label variants: the first has the shorter copyright text at the bottom of the labels as on the 1960s labels; the second has the longer copyright text from after CBS bought the Australian Record Company (A.R.C.).

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Stuart Moore, Manuel García Jara, Peter Lindberg and Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS/Sony SONP-50181 (Japan), 1970; CBS/Sony SOPL-221 (Japan), 1974; CBS/Sony 25AP 269 (Japan), 1976-1977:

CBS/Sony SONP-50181 (Japan), 1970:

The first release of this album, CBS/Sony SONP-50181, has a rear sleeve with Japanese text. The album had a top obi. There was a promo release with yellow CBS/Sony labels, and the copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 50181 A1  1 A 2, Side 2 - 50181 A1  1 A 6. The commercial release had orange/cream CBS/Sony labels, and the copy shown had stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 50181 A1  1 A 8, Side 2 - 50181 B1  1 A 6. There was a 4-page lyrics insert (not illustrated) in Japanese - it had no pictures.


CBS/Sony SONP-50181 (Japan) - front with top obi, scan by Hans Seegers/Wil Gielen

CBS/Sony SONP-50181 (Japan) - top obi unfolded, scan by Wil Gielen

CBS/Sony SONP-50181 (Japan) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

CBS/Sony SONP-50181 (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony SONP-50181 (Japan) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony SONP-50181 (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


CBS/Sony SONP-50181 (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


CBS/Sony SONP-50181 (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


CBS/Sony SONP-50181 (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

CBS/Sony SOPL-221 (Japan), 1974:

The second release, CBS/Sony SOPL-221, had a similar front sleeve and a completely different rear sleeve now in English. There was an eight-page lyric booklet in Japanese, front illustrated. The record of the promo release had white/black CBS/Sony labels and the copy shown had stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - SOPL-221 A 2  1 A 3, Side 2 - SOPL-221 B 2  1 A 5. The commercial release had orange/cream CBS/Sony labels.
 

CBS/Sony SOPL-221 (Japan) - front with first obi, scan by Hans Seegers/Wil Gielen


CBS/Sony SOPL-221 (Japan) - detail of first obi, scan by Wil Gielen (price ¥2,000)


CBS/Sony SOPL-221 (Japan) - front with second obi, scan by Hans Seegers/Wil Gielen


CBS/Sony SOPL-221 (Japan) - detail of second obi, scan by Wil Gielen (price ¥2,200)


CBS/Sony SOPL-221 (Japan) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony SOPL-221 (Japan) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony SOPL-221 (Japan) - booklet scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony SOPL-221 (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


CBS/Sony SOPL-221 (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


CBS/Sony SOPL-221 (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Wil Gielen (commercial release)


CBS/Sony SOPL-221 (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Wil Gielen (commercial release)


CBS/Sony SOPL-221 (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Wil Gielen (commercial release with promo stamp)


CBS/Sony SOPL-221 (Japan) - first top obi unfolded, scan by Wil Gielen (price ¥2,000)
This obi has a voucher (cut out in this picture) to send away for the limited edition album Mr D's Collection #1 (see 1974) or a Dylan photo book, and can also be found with a red/white sticker with price ¥2,200 covering the old price.


CBS/Sony SOPL-221 (Japan) - second top obi unfolded, scan by Wil Gielen (price ¥2,200)

CBS/Sony 25AP 269 (Japan), 1976-1977:

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CBS/Sony 25AP 269 (Japan) - front with first obi, picture from eil.com

The third release, CBS/Sony 25AP 269, again has a rear sleeve in English. There was a different eight-page lyric booklet in Japanese, front shown. It was released three times: the first release in 1976 had a dark red/white/black obi, and the record had orange/cream CBS/Sony labels. This copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 25AP269 A1  1 A 1, Side 2 - 25AP269 B1  1 A 1. The second release in early 1977 had a black/white/light-brown obi and the record had the same orange/cream CBS/Sony labels. The copy shown has stamped matrix numbers Side 1 - 25AP269 A1 1 A 2, Side 2 - 25AP269 B1 1 A 5. The third release in late 1977 had a wider brown obi with Bob Dylan 1978 tour dates (the tour from which Bob Dylan At Budokan was taken). All three obis have the same price, ¥2,500 (the "25" in the catalogue number indicates the price).

CBS/Sony 25AP 269 (Japan) - obi scan by Hans Seegers (1976 release)


CBS/Sony 25AP 269 (Japan) - obi scan by Hans Seegers (early 1977 release)


CBS/Sony 25AP 269 (Japan) - obi scan by Wil Gielen (late 1977 release)


CBS/Sony 25AP 269 (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony 25AP 269 (Japan) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony 25AP 269 (Japan) - front with second obi, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony 25AP 269 (Japan) - front with third obi, scan by Hans Seegers/Wil Gielen


CBS/Sony 25AP 269 (Japan) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony 25AP 269 (Japan) - booklet scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony 25AP 269 (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony 25AP 269 (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Wil Gielen for information and scans.


"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS S 62193 (Spain), 1971, reissued 1973, 1976, 1978; CBS 32390 (Spain), 1983, re-released 1985, 1989, 1990; CBS/Sony 32390 (Spain), 1991:


Letter from Discos CBS Spain, 13 Dec 1971, re The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, scan by Manuel García Jara

Although it was not released in Spain until 1971, contrary to previous reports this album was not banned by the Franco regime in the 1960s. In 1971 all tracks were authorised by the Spanish censor except "Masters Of War". Censors said this song was "subversive and violent". CBS argued in its defence (13 Dec 1971) that "Masters Of War" was "a song against war but not against morals or religion". The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan was eventually authorised and this album was released in the last days of 1971.

The first Spanish releases of Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, Nashville Skyline and Self Portrait were made by Fonogram, but the original releases of the rest of the albums, from Bob Dylan to Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits. Vol. II, were made by COFASA. According to Juan B. Heinink, who worked at CBS at this time, the COFASA releases are the rarest and the best copies ever made in Spain: good pressing and excellent quality of sound: original matrices sent directly by Columbia in the USA were used in the manufacturing process.

CBS S 62193 (Spain) - 1971 COFASA release:


CBS S 62193 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1971 COFASA release)
This is the first release of this album in Spain. The front sleeve is identical to the later Spanish releases; the rear sleeve has a slight difference: "PRINTED IN SPAIN" is added in front of the vertical text at bottom right. This album includes an inner sleeve with song lyrics in English and comments in Spanish. There is a mistake on both sides of this inner sleeve: "The Frewheelin'". This mistake was never corrected in subsequent releases (Manuel adds: typical Spanish: when someone makes a mistake, this mistake is forever! nobody here takes interest in correcting anything!) The record labels have one title per line. The copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-58719-3BD, Side 2 - XSM-58720-2AE.
CBS S 62193 (Spain) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1971 COFASA release)

CBS S 62193 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1971 COFASA release)

CBS S 62193 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1971 COFASA release)

CBS S 62193 (Spain) - inner sleeve front scan by Manuel García Jara (1971 COFASA release)

CBS S 62193 (Spain) - detail of inner sleeve front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1971 COFASA release "FREWHEELIN'")

CBS S 62193 (Spain) - inner sleeve rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1971 COFASA release)

CBS S 62193 (Spain) - detail of inner sleeve rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1971 COFASA release "FREWHEELIN'")

CBS S 62193 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1971 COFASA release - "PRINTED IN SPAIN", not present on CBS releases)

CBS S 62193 (Spain) - detail of inner sleeve rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1971 COFASA release)

CBS S 62193 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1971 COFASA release)

CBS S 62193 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1971 COFASA release "FABRICADO EN ESPAÑA")

CBS S 62193 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1971 COFASA release)

CBS S 62193 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1971 COFASA release)


CBS S 62193 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1971 COFASA release)

CBS S 62193 (Spain) - 1971 CBS release:


CBS S 62193 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1971-78 CBS releases)

The front sleeve is similar to the mono sleeves (the high crop), with "Stereo" above the CBS logo. The rear sleeve has notes in Spanish. Detail of the text at the bottom of the rear sleeve is below. This release had CBS orange labels and the record was made by Discos CBS S.A. - compare with the COFASA release above. The song titles are printed continuously, not one per text line as on the COFASA labels above. The Discos CBS address is Calle Princesa 1, Madrid-13.


CBS S 62193 (Spain) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1971-78 CBS releases)


CBS S 62193 (Spain) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (1971 CBS release)


CBS S 62193 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1971 CBS release)


CBS S 62193 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1971 CBS release - "FABRICADO EN ESPAÑA")


CBS S 62193 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1971 CBS release)


CBS S 62193 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1971 CBS release)

There was a 1973 CBS release with a Dutch sleeve and orange CBS record labels with "MADE IN SPAIN" in English - this is listed in the Dutch section above.

CBS S 62193 (Spain) - 1976-78 CBS releases:


CBS S 62193 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 and 1978 releases)


CBS S 62193 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 and 1978 releases)


CBS S 62193 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 and 1978 releases)


CBS S 62193 (Spain) - lyrics sheet front scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)


CBS S 62193 (Spain) - lyrics sheet rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)


CBS S 62193 (Spain) - detail of lyrics sheet rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)


CBS S 62193 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1976 release)


CBS S 62193 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1976 release)


CBS S 62193 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)


CBS S 62193 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)


CBS S 62193 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)

The album was re-released in 1976 with orange/yellow CBS labels with the only sleeve difference being the text at the bottom of the rear sleeve, see below. It was released again in 1978, also with orange/yellow CBS labels. There was a 12" lyrics sheet with the song lyrics in English and commentary in Spanish. The Discos CBS address is now Avenida del Generalísimo 25, Madrid-16.


CBS S 62193 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 and 1978 releases)

CBS 32390 (Spain) - 1983-90 CBS releases:


CBS 32390 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1983 release, no CBS logo in the top left hand corner)

The album was released again in 1983 as CBS 32390, still with orange/yellow labels. The "PR" underneath the catalogue number on the 1983 rear sleeve means "Precio Redondo" (Nice Price). The rear sleeve has the printer’s name and address (Offset ALG – San Raimundo 31, Madrid-20) and the new Discos CBS S.A. address (Paseo de la Castellana 93, Madrid–16) at the bottom. As pointed out by Manuel García Jara, the change from "Avenida del Generalísimo 25, Madrid-16" was not a physical move, the Madrid street was actually renamed and the building numbers changed!

The record was made in Spain by Discos CBS S.A. and has orange/yellow labels dated 1983.


CBS 32390 (PR) (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1983 release)


CBS 32390 (PR) (Spain) - detail of rear top right corner, scan by Manuel García Jara (1983 release - "(PR)")


CBS 32390 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1983 release)


CBS 32390 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1983 release)


CBS 32390 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1983 release "1983")


CBS 32390 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1983 release)


CBS 32390 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1983 and 1985 releases)


CBS 32390 (Spain) - front scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1985 release)
CBS 32390 was re-released in 1985. The front and rear sleeve are fully laminated. On the front (to the right of Suze Rotolo) there are signs of a missing sticker, possibly “PRECIO REDONDO [NICE PRICE]”. However, unlike the 1983 release, on the rear sleeve at top right “(PR)” is missing between the catalogue number (CBS 32290) and the CBS logo. Like the other releases, the rear sleeve has notes in Spanish. The inner sleeve is generic, with a centre hole in one side only.
CBS 32390 (Spain) - detail of front with missing sticker, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1985 release)

CBS 32390 (Spain) - rear scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1985 release)

CBS 32390 (Spain) - detail of rear top right corner, scan by Manuel García Jara (1985, 1989 and 1990 releases - no "(PR)")

CBS 32390 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1985 release)


CBS 32390 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1983 release)


CBS 32390 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1985 release - "Impuesto de Lujo a Metálico" on right)


CBS 32390 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1985 release)

The record labels are orange/yellow, still with the Spanish “Legal Deposit” date of "1983" on Side 1, and look the same as the 1983 labels. However, the circumference text is much longer and adds “Impuesto de Lujo a Metálico – Permiso Num. 7053 [Luxury Metallic Tax – Permission No. 7053]”. The record of the copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 32390 – AO, Side 2 - 32390 – BO.

CBS 32390 (Spain) - 1989-90 CBS releases:


CBS 32390 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1989 and 1990 releases)


CBS 32390 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1989 release)


CBS 32390 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1989 release)


CBS 32390 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1989 release "1983")


CBS 32390 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1989 release)

CBS 32390 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1989 and 1990 releases)


CBS 32390 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1990 release)


CBS 32390 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1990 release)


CBS 32390 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1990 release "1990")


CBS 32390 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1990 release)


CBS 32390 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1989 and 1990 releases)

CBS 32390 was re-released in 1989 (still with the Spanish "Legal Deposit" date of 1983 on the Side 1 record label) and again in 1990 (now with the Spanish "Legal Deposit" date of 1990 on the Side 1 record label). The rear sleeve has different text at the bottom from that of the 1983 and 1985 releases. The Discos CBS S.A. address is now Paseo de la Castellana 93, 28046-Madrid (just a postcode change!). The records have red CBS labels and were now made in Spain by Tecnodisco S.A. The 1989 record labels have the same text layout as the 1983 labels (reverting to the circumference text without "Impuesto de Lujo a Metálico"), but the 1990 labels are completely different, for example with the full album title instead of just "THE FREEWHEELIN'". The 1989 record has matrix numbers: Side 1 - 32390 A, Side 2 - 32390 B.

CBS/Sony 32390 (Spain) - 1991 CBS/Sony release:


CBS/Sony 32390 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1991 release, no CBS/Sony logo in the top left hand corner)


CBS/Sony 32390 (Spain) - detail of rear top right corner, scan by Hans Seegers (1991 release)


CBS/Sony 32390 (Spain) - detail of rear at bottom, scan by Hans Seegers (1991 release)


CBS/Sony 32390 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1991 release)


CBS/Sony 32390 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1991 release)

The final Spanish vinyl release was in 1991, CBS/Sony 32390, with a record with red CBS/Sony labels. The front sleeve was the same as the previous release and the rear sleeve differences including a barcode are as shown. The album title on the record labels reverts to just "THE FREEWHEELIN'"! The record was again made in Spain by Tecnodisco S.A.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Manuel García Jara and Sergio Mariano Romay for information and scans.


"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS ASF 1717 (South Africa), 1972:
For the mono version of this album, CBS ALD 6816, released in 1965, see Mono Album Releases.


CBS ASF 1717 South Africa) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers
Even though the record labels looks as if they're from the 1960s, the "Stereo" logos on the front and rear of the sleeve are 1970s-style.The record has orange CBS labels and stamped matrix numbers:"XSM 58719/20-3BG/2AI".

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


CBS ASF 1717 South Africa) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS ASF 1717 South Africa) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS ASF 1717 South Africa) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS ASF 1717 (Mozambique), 1972:


CBS ASF 1717 (Mozambique) - front scan by Hans Seegers
This incredibly rare album was produced and distributed in the then Portuguese colony of Mozambique by Companhia Ultramarina de Comércio, LDA, of what was then Lourenço Marques, now Maputo. It has orange CBS labels.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


CBS ASF 1717 (Mozambique) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS ASF 1717 (Mozambique) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

CBS ASF 1717 (Mozambique) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS ASF 1717 (Mozambique) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS ASF 1717 (Mozambique) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS ASF 1717 (Mozambique) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers


"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS 62193 (Italy), 1975, re-released 1978:
For the 1966 Italian mono release, see Mono Album Releases.


CBS 62193 (Italy) - front scan by Andrea Brillo (both releases)
This album was made in Italy by CBS Sugar and distributed by Messaggerie Musicali, Milan. The front picture uses the UK crop. The rear sleeve has two folded-over flaps top and bottom. The 1975 record has orange CBS labels with "MADE IN ITALY BY CBS SUGAR S.p.A." in the circumference text.


CBS 62193 (Italy) - detail of front, scan by Andrea Brillo (both releases)


CBS 62193 (Italy) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (both releases)

CBS 62193 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Andrea Brillo (both releases)

CBS 62193 (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Andrea Brillo (1975 release)

CBS 62193 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Andrea Brillo (1975 release - "CBS SUGAR")

CBS 62193 (Italy) - Side 2 scan by Andrea Brillo (1975 release)

CBS 62193 (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1978 release)

CBS 62193 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1978 release - "SUGAR" missing)

CBS 62193 (Italy) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1978 release)


CBS 62193 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Andrea Brillo (both releases)

The 1978 record comes in the same sleeve and has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 62022-1L/4  8/1/75, Side 2 - CI 62022-2L/2  5/12/74. It has "MADE IN ITALY BY CBS" at the bottom of the labels, the "SUGAR" text is missing, although the text is still aligned as if it were present! This implies there is an intermediate release with orange/yellow labels with "MADE IN ITALY BY CBS SUGAR".

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Andrea Brillo for information and scans.


"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS 62193 (Portugal), 1975:


CBS 62193 (Portugal) - detail of rear sleeve with spine text, scan by Hans Seegers
This album was prohibited in Portugal during the dictatorship of Dr. Antonio Salazar, which ended in 1968. The front sleeve is identical to the Dutch 1975 release above with "STEREO", logo and catalogue number in one black rectangle in upper left. The rear sleeve has the spine text printed along the right edge as shown on left. For detail of the rear sleeve bottom edge, see below. The record has orange/yellow CBS labels with stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - S 62193-A/ 007053, Side 2 - 62193-B.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


CBS 62193 (Portugal) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 62193 (Portugal) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 62193 (Portugal) - detail or rear sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers


"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS SBP 474237 (New Zealand), 1974, re-released late 1970s:
For the mono release of this album, CBS BP 473155, see Mono Album Releases.


CBS SBP 474237 (New Zealand) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)
The first stereo copy shown was pressed in New Zealand around 1974. It has the catalogue number 474237, so it was released between Dylan (SBP 474158) and Blood On The Tracks (SBP 474262). However, this may not be the first stereo release of this album in New Zealand. This copy still has the mono sleeve, printed by Cello-Kraft Ltd., with a white border on the front and the CBS logo without a catalogue number. The rear sleeve has the CBS logo with the mono catalogue number (BP 473155) but also a "Stereo" sticker. It has two folded-over flaps. The record labels are plain orange and, like the copy with orange/yellow labels shown, the music publisher is Quaver. The copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBP474237 A-6295 700, Side 2 - SBP474237 B-6295 700.

The second release is a reissue from the late 1970s as the New Zealand release of Desire in 1976 still used the plain orange 1960s-style CBS labels. It was released in New Zealand by Phonogram (part of the Philips group, later PolyGram and now Universal). The rear sleeve has no folded-over flaps.

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


CBS SBP 474237 (New Zealand) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)

CBS SBP 474237 (New Zealand) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)

CBS SBP 474237 (New Zealand) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)

CBS SBP 474237 (New Zealand) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)

CBS SBP 474237 (New Zealand) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)

CBS SBP 474237 (New Zealand) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)

CBS SBP 474237 (New Zealand) - front scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s release)


CBS SBP 474237 (New Zealand) - rear scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s release)


CBS SBP 474237 (New Zealand) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s release)


CBS SBP 474237 (New Zealand) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s release)


CBS SBP 474237 (New Zealand) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)


"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS/Sony LP-1602/62193 (Philippines), 1981:


CBS/Sony LP-1602/62193 (Philippines) - front scan by Marco S from Italy
This very rare 1981 release was made by Blackgold Records Corporation on behalf of CBS/Sony Inc., Japan. It has essentially a UK sleeve and the UK catalogue number 62193 as well as a new number LP-1602. The record has red/brown CBS/Sony labels with the logos in a ring.
CBS/Sony LP-1602/62193 (Philippines) - detail of front, scan by Marco S from Italy

CBS/Sony LP-1602/62193 (Philippines) - rear scan by Marco S from Italy


CBS/Sony LP-1602/62193 (Philippines) - detail of rear, scan by Marco S from Italy


CBS/Sony LP-1602/62193 (Philippines) - detail of rear, scan by Marco S from Italy

CBS/Sony LP-1602/62193 (Philippines) - Side 1 scan by Marco S from Italy

CBS/Sony LP-1602/62193 (Philippines) - detail of Side 1, scan by Marco S from Italy

CBS/Sony LP-1602/62193 (Philippines) - detail of Side 1, scan by Marco S from Italy

CBS/Sony LP-1602/62193 (Philippines) - Side 2 scan by Marco S from Italy

There are two mistakes on the Side 1 record label: Down The Highway is printed as "Down In The Highway" and the white overprinting of the logos is missing. On Side 2 the white overprinting is misaligned.

Thanks to Marco S from Italy for information and scans.


"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS 32390 (Greece), 1980s:


CBS 32390 (Greece) - front with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 32390 (Greece) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 32390 (Greece) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 32390 (Greece) - front sticker scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 32390 (Greece) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 32390 (Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 32390 (Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 32390 (Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 32390 (Greece) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 32390 (Greece) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 32390 (Greece) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 32390 (Greece) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

This Greek release is dated "1967" on the rear sleeve and "1975" on the record labels, but actually dates from 1982 or later, because it has the new catalogue number CBS 32390 (see Dutch and Spanish releases with this catalogue number above). There is a CBS "Nice Price" sticker on the front sleeve, which has a unique closer crop of the photo of Bob and Suze than any other LP release. Both the sleeve and the record were made in Greece. The record has orange/yellow CBS labels and matrix numbers: Side 1: S 62193-A, Side 2: S 62193-B.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS/Jigu Records Corporation KJPL-0596 (South Korea), Oct 1988; Columbia/Jigu Records CPL-1142 (South Korea), 30 Sep 1991:


CBS/Jigu Records Corporation KJPL-0596 (South Korea) - front scan by Patrick Helfrich

CBS/Jigu Records Corporation KJPL-0596 (South Korea) - rear scan by Patrick Helfrich

CBS/Jigu Records Corporation KJPL-0596 (South Korea) - booklet front scan by Patrick Helfrich

CBS/Jigu Records Corporation KJPL-0596 (South Korea) - booklet rear scan by Patrick Helfrich


CBS/Jigu Records Corporation KJPL-0596 (South Korea) - Side 1 scan by Patrick Helfrich


CBS/Jigu Records Corporation KJPL-0596 (South Korea) - Side 2 scan by Patrick Helfrich

CBS/Jigu Records Corporation KJPL-0596 (South Korea) - booklet inside scan by Patrick Helfrich

CBS/Jigu Records Corporation KJPL-0596 (South Korea) - detail of booklet inside, scan by Patrick Helfrich (compare with 1991 release below)


CBS/Jigu Records Corporation KJPL-0596 (South Korea) - inner sleeve details, scans by Patrick Helfrich

The 1988 album was released by Jigu Records Corporation of Seoul, South Korea, under licence from CBS. It has brown CBS labels. There is a folded booklet inside the sleeve with the song lyrics and notes in Korean. The picture on the front of the booklet is from the rear of the booklet with Biograph, released in 1985. The details from the inner sleeve are from the top right and bottom left - otherwise the sleeve is plain white.


Columbia/Jigu Records Corporation CPL-1142 (South Korea) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
The second album dates from 1991. There's a Government approval date of "91-3-27" (27 Mar 1991) and release date of ."91-9-30" (30 Sep 1991) on the record labels.

This album has a single page insert, not a booklet as the 1988 release. It has the later record label design, now "Columbia" instead of "CBS/Sony". The copy shown has a CBS/Sony sticker on Side 1 with text "ONLY FOR BROADCASTING". Manuel has three copies, all in the same sleeve and with the same insert:

  1. Promotional copy with a radio station sticker on both labels: "ONLY FOR BROADCASTING"
  2. Promotional copy with same sticker on Side 1 label only.
  3. Commercial copy without label stickers.

The records of all these copies have matrix numbers: Side 1 - CPL-1142-A, Side 2 - CPL-1142-B. The spine of the sleeve is blue, as with many South Korean releases.


Columbia/Jigu Records Corporation CPL-1142 (South Korea) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia/Jigu Records Corporation CPL-1142 (South Korea) - front of insert scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia/Jigu Records Corporation CPL-1142 (South Korea) - detail of front of insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (compare with 1988 release above)


Columbia/Jigu Records Corporation CPL-1142 (South Korea) - rear of insert scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia/Jigu Records Corporation CPL-1142 (South Korea) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia/Jigu Records Corporation CPL-1142 (South Korea) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia/Jigu Records Corporation CPL-1142 (South Korea) - Side 1 with radio station sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (copies 1 and 2)


Columbia/Jigu Records Corporation CPL-1142 (South Korea) - detail of Side 1 with radio station sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/Jigu Records Corporation CPL-1142 (South Korea) - Side 2 with radio station sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (copy 1)

Columbia/Jigu Records Corporation CPL-1142 (South Korea) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (copy 3)

Columbia/Jigu Records Corporation CPL-1142 (South Korea) - detail of Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/Jigu Records Corporation CPL-1142 (South Korea) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (copies 2 and 3)


Columbia/Jigu Records Corporation CPL-1142 (South Korea) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia/Jigu Records Corporation CPL-1142 (South Korea) - blue spine scan by Manuel García Jara

Thanks to Patrick Helfrich for information and scans of the 1988 album. Thanks to Gerd Rundel for finding the 1991 album on eBay and to Manuel García Jara for scans.


Various Artists - "American Folk Music" - 5LP boxed set, BMG Ariola 302961 (West Germany), 1989:


BMG Ariola 302961 (Germany) - photo by Raoul Verolleman


BMG Ariola 302961 (Germany) - box front scan by Hans Seegers


BMG Ariola 302961 (Germany) - box rear scan by Hans Seegers


BMG Ariola 302959 (Germany) - LP4 sleeve front scan by Hans Seegers (reverse is plain blue)


Book scan by Gerd Rundel

This West German boxed set includes the Freewheelin' album which was pressed in Holland, catalogue number CBS 32390. The box is numbered 302961. The sleeve is unique to the set and numbered 302959. The labels are the same as the 1985 Dutch release of CBS 32390 above. Also inside the box shown is a 108 page book about folk music, of which around 40 pages are about Bob. The German magazine "Stern [Star]" produced 1500 copies of this set. Hans Seegers informs me that the first 1000 copies came with the book and the last 500 without.

Tracklisting (LP titles in German):

LP 1 – DIE PIONIERE: Interpreten:

Pete Seeger/Big Bill Broonzy; Lead Belly; Jimmie Rodgers; The Famous Carter Family; Dock Boggs; Clarence Ashley Mississippi John Hurt; Bill Monroe; Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs; Woody Guthrie

LP 2 – TRADITION UND REVIVAL: Interpreten:

Merle Travis; Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee; Odetta; Doc Watson; Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; Harry Belafonte; The Kingston Trio

LP 3 – TRADITION UND REVIVAL/FOLK UND POLITIK: Interpreten:

Joan Baez and Bob Gibson; New Lost City Ramblers; Pete Seeger; Ramblin‘ Jack Elliott; John Greenway; Woody Guthrie; Phil Ochs

LP 4 – THE FREEWHEELIN‘ BOB DYLAN: Songs:

Blowin‘ In The Wind; Girl From The North Country; Masters Of War; Down The Highway; Bob Dylan’s Blues; A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall; Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right; Bob Dylan’s Dream; Oxford Town; Talking World War III Blues; Corrina, Corrina; Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance; I Shall Be Free

LP 5 – SONGWRITER UND FOLKROCKER: Interpreten:

The Byrds; Leonard Cohen; Bobbie Gentry; The Rooftop Singers; James Taylor; Gordon Lightfoot; Phil Ochs; John Sebastian; Tom Paxton; Bobby Bare; James Talley; Arlo Guthrie; Spider John Koerner; The Mamas & The Papas

Thanks to Raoul Verolleman for information about this release and Hans Seegers and Gerd Rundel for further information and scans.


Tape and CD Releases


Because of the length of this page, Freewheelin' Tape and CD releases are now here:

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