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Highway 61 Revisited 1965
Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

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, Blonde On Blonde CD releases are now here. For releases of this album in CBS/Columbia multi-packs, see International Album Releases (Regular) - Multi-Packs.


Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits
(1967)

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Revised 03 July, 2017.


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Original US stereo 2LP set, Columbia C2S 841, 20 Jun 1966?
A release date of 16 May 1966 is given by some sources, but this is disputed by many contemporaries, who think it was actually released no earlier than June 1966 or even mid-July. In "Mojo" 272, May 2016, Michael Simmons says re "Blonde On Blonde" (pages 83-84) "For some reason, no one can nail for sure the exact date the album was released, but Dylan archivist Mitch Blank reckons that, based on Columbia Records logs, it must have been June 20 in the USA., some weeks later in the UK..." The bobdylan.com release date was revised from 16 May 1966 to 20 Jun 1966, but is now just "1966". Thanks to Yan Friis for the information that the album first charted in the USA on 23 Jul 1966. The two pages from "Billboard" magazine, 16 Jul 1966, infer a mid-July release date, with the release of Blonde On Blonde announced in a news item and also listed in "New Album Releases". The page dealing with mono releases of this album, see Mono Album Releases, has an illustration of a mono white label radio station copy with a date of "JUL 15 1966", which also supports a mid-July release date.

However, Chris Warner recollects buying his copy in Cambridge, MA, in May 1966 and adds "The other interesting thing about the album is that the LPs had clear plastic inner sleeves with a perforated top edge. You had to pull off a little quarter inch strip of plastic above the perforation. And then you could get your record out. This may have been for the initial pressings because I never saw other peoples' Blonde on Blonde in plastic inner sleeves. In later years I came across Columbia classical LPs with the plastic bags, but I don't recall any other Columbia pop releases with the plastic inner sleeves." Pete Teroso of Burbank, CA, is also certain that the album was indeed on sale in California in late May 1966 (these may have been advance copies, as could have been the copy in Massachusetts). As regards, plastic inner sleeves, Victoria Stafford from Oakland, CA, has a stereo copy of Bob Dylan (second release, fourth variant) in a sealed shaped plastic bag, so they were used for other releases. Thanks to Michael Fremer of analogplanet.com and "Stereophile" magazine for confirming that these sealed plastic inner bags were used by Columbia for classical, jazz and rock releases through 1965 and 1966. For example, the first two Byrds albums were issued with the sealed plastic inner sleeve with perforations as well as Blonde On Blonde.


"Billboard" magazine, USA, 16 Jul 1966, with announcement of the release of Blonde On Blonde, scan by Jack Guerreiro

"Billboard" magazine, USA, 16 Jul 1966, with Blonde On Blonde listed in "New Album Releases", scan by Jack Guerreiro

The gatefold sleeve does not have Bob's name or the album title on the front, just on the spine. The front photograph is by Jerry Schatzberg, about which Jerry says: "I wanted to find an interesting location out of the studio. We went to the west side, where the Chelsea Art galleries are now. At the time it was the meat-packing district of New York and I liked the look of it. It was freezing and I was very cold. The frame he chose for the cover is blurred and out of focus. Of course everyone was trying to interpret the meaning, saying it must represent getting high or an LSD trip. It was none of the above; we were just cold and the two of us were shivering. There were other images that were sharp and in focus, but to his credit, Dylan liked that photograph.". For more details of the story of the different versions of the picture collage on the inside of the gatefold sleeve, see The Blonde On Blonde Missing Pictures.

'For mono releases of this album, see Mono Album Releases. For details of rarities in mono and stereo vinyl releases, see 1966 Blonde On Blonde Rarities. Also see 1966 Blonde On Blonde Rarities for CD versions with differences from the "standard" US commercial CD (up to Sep 2003). For an 8-track release with a shortened Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands, see below and 1974.

For information on differences between the various releases of this album, see Roger Ford's "Electric Dylan" web-site (this link is temporarily unavailable). Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information that this album was not released in Yugoslavia, Mexico, Brazil or Argentina, unlike other 1960s Dylan albums.

This title is now one of the fifteen Dylan albums released in Sep 2003 as a hybrid CD/SA-CD. This is playable both in stereo on an ordinary CD player and in enhanced stereo and 5.1 surround sound on an SA-CD player or a DVD player that also plays SA-CDs (Sony's higher range models all do this). The version of the album now released, and therefore assuming the position as the "standard" release, is the 1999 mix by Michael Brauer, first released on an SA-CD-only disc in the USA and Japan. The new release splits the album back into its two original discs, because the length of the two discs combined meant that there was too much material to fit the three separate versions (CD stereo, SA-CD stereo and SA-CD 5.1 surround sound) on a single SA-CD disc.

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

7" Singles: Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? (Dec 1965/Jan 1966) (see 1966 and Mono 7" Singles & EPs 1966-68 section)

Biograph (1985): I Wanna Be Your Lover; I'll Keep It With Mine (piano demo), Jet Pilot

The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3 (1991): I'll Keep It With Mine (second version, the first version was released on Biograph); She's Your Lover Now

Highway 61 Interactive CD-ROM (1995): Medicine Sunday - Take 1, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 5 Oct 1965 (R-0242, see 1995)

The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 (2005): Leopard Skin Pill-Box Hat (alternate take); Tombstone Blues (alternate take); Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again (alternate take); Visions of Johanna (alternate take) All these four were reportedly previously unknown to collectors.

Other Out-takes: Visions Of Johanna (R-0396, alternate take), Just A Little Glass Of Water [She's Your Lover Now] (R-0047, solo piano version, not the version on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3); I'll Keep It With Mine (R-0401, instrumental version) - all surfaced in 1980 on unreleased Columbia acetates, see 1980.

The 18CD set The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (Collector's Edition), released Nov 2015, contains remixed stereo version of every track recorded at the sessions for Blonde On Blonde at Columbia Studios, New York and Nashville, including the four alternate takes above and the originally released album tracks as follows:

Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (CD16, track 20); Pledging My Time (CD15, track 15); Visions of Johanna (CD13, track 10); One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) (CD12, track 2); I Want You (CD17, track 11); Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again (CD15, track 2); Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat (CD17, track 5); Just Like A Woman (CD16, track 8); Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine) (CD16, track 14); Temporary Like Achilles (CD16, track 18); Absolutely Sweet Marie (CD15, track 6); Fourth Time Around (CD13, track 6); Obviously Five Believers (CD17, track 4); Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands (CD14, track 4).


Vinyl and Tape Releases


"Blonde On Blonde" - vinyl stereo 2LP set, Columbia C2S 841 (USA), 20 Jun 1966(?), re-released 1968:
For the mono release of this album, see Mono Album Releases.


Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - front picture with sticker from eil.com
This is the original stereo pressing of the album that was replaced by a revised mix in 1968. It has the original nine photo inside gatefold sleeve design. The front of the first release has a white sticker advertising the album's tracks Rainy Day Women #12 & 25 plus I Want You.

Gerd Rundel has a first release copy of the album with demonstration stickers on the Side 2 and 3 record labels. On these labels "BLONDE ON BLONDE" is above "BOB DYLAN" and "NONBREAKABLE" is printed to the left of the centre hole. On Side 2 track 2 is listed as "MEMPHIS BLUES AGAIN". The records of this copy have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM113765-2A, Side 2 - XSM113766-3A, Side 3 - XSM113767-2D, Side 4 - XSM113768-2H. Stefan Hollstein has a copy with the same sleeve and record labels where the records have matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM113765-2A, Side 2 - XSM113766-2D (the only difference from Gerd's first release copy), Side 3 - XSM113767-2D, Side 4 - XSM113768-2H.

Jason Spradlin has a copy of a 1966 release with track 2 on Side 2 listed as "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The" and "Memphis Blues Again" on the inner sleeve, matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM113765-2A, Side 2 - XSM113766-2A, Side 3 - XSM113767-2D, Side 2 - XSM113768-2H.


Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - front with sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - front sticker scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - inside of gatefold sleeve with 9 photos, song titles and musician credits, scan by Hans Seegers (first release - nine photos)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - Side 2 with demonstration sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - detail of Side 2 with demonstration sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel ("MEMPHIS BLUES AGAIN" plus "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" in lower case)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Augie Krater

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - detail of inside sleeve with "Memphis Blues Again", scan by Janice Bernath (first release)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - detail of Side 2, scan by Augie Krater ("STUCK INSIDE OF MOBILE WITH THE" plus "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" in lower case)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - Side 3 with demonstration sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel (otherwise same as Augie Krater's)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (as Augie Krater scans but "NONBREAKABLE" missing)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - inside of gatefold sleeve with seven photo design and "Memphis Blues Again", scan by Gerd Rundel (sleeve for records with labels with "NONBREAKABLE" missing)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - Side 2 with "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The", scan by Gerd Rundel (as Augie Krater scans but "NONBREAKABLE" missing)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (as Augie Krater scans but "NONBREAKABLE" missing)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (as Augie Krater scans but "NONBREAKABLE" missing)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - Side 1 photo by Bruce ("BOB DYLAN" above "BLONDE ON BLONDE")

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - copies without song titles and musician credits inside the gatefold, photo by Robert Kornovich (seven photo version)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - detail of outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Steven Fant ("stereo" sticker over spine)
Steven Fant has a copy of Blonde On Blonde with "Columbia C2L 41" on the sleeve and "Columbia C2S 841" on the records. There is a Stereo sticker on the spine. Inside the gatefold sleeve there are nine photos, "Memphis Blues Again" and song titles and musician credits. The records have first issue stereo labels with “NONBREAKABLE” missing from all four labels. Side 2 has “Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The” and “Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat” in lower case. The records of this copy have matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM113765-3C (stamped), Side 2 - XSM113766-3C (stamped), also a hand etched "A" followed by eight vertical marks - "A | | | | | | | |", Side 3 - XSM113767-3C (stamped), Side 4 - XSM113768-2B (stamped), also a hand etched "D" followed by three vertical marks - "D | | |".

Juan B. Heinink has a copy with matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 113765-3C, Side 2 - XSM 113766-3C, Side 3 - XSM 113767-3C, Side 4 - XSM 113768-2B. George Alevizos has a copy with matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM113765-2A, Side 2 - XSM113766-2D, Side 3 - XSM113767-3A, Side 4 - XSM113768-2G. Janice Bernath has a first release copy with the same label design but "NONBREAKABLE" missing. Manuel García Jara's copy with "NONBREAKABLE" missing from the labels has the original stereo mix, the original inner gatefold sleeve and stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM113765-3A, Side 2 - XSM113766-3A, Side 3 - XSM113767-3D, Side 4 - XSM113768-2H. Gerd Rundel's copy with "NONBREAKABLE" missing from the labels has the revised inner gatefold sleeve and stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM113765-3C, Side 2 - XSM113766-3C, Side 3 - XSM113767-3C, Side 4 - XSM113768-2B.
 

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - Side 3 with black text printed upside down, scan from eBay (as by Gerd Rundel scans above with "NONBREAKABLE" missing)
Thanks to Gerd Rundel for finding a copy of the release with  "NONBREAKABLE" missing from the labels where the Side 3 label has the black text printed upside down. The other three labels are printed correctly. This copy has the revised 7-photo layout on the inside of the gatefold sleeve.

The photo above submitted by Bruce from the USA shows a label with white "STEREO"/"360° SOUND"/arrows logo and Bob's name above the album title. The other scans here have Bob's name below the album title. Track 2 is mistitled "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The" (as Jason Spradlin's copy) and the title of track 3 is lower case. Peter Stone Brown says that the first release of the album had track 2 as "Memphis Blues Again" - this may be the second US release, although Hans Seegers thinks this copy may come from Canada.

Robert Kornovich has several copies of the US stereo pressing with no song titles on the inside of the gatefold. This appears to be deliberate, not a misprint. The records have matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM113765-3A, Side 2 - XSM113766-3A, Side 3 - XSM113767-2D, Side 2 - XSM113768-2C. The gatefold is of the type where the artwork is on paper pasted on to card, not printed onto white card directly. The records are in generic square paper inner sleeves (not semi-circular clear plastic sleeves as with earlier copies).

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Gerd Rundel, Augie Krater, Janice Bernath, Jason Spradlin, Bruce, Robert Kornovich and Stefan Hollstein for information and scans.


"Blonde On Blonde" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, Columbia C2S 841 (USA for export), 1966:


Columbia C2S 841 (USA for export) - front with CBS sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke

This first release copy was bought in Denmark. There is a faded grey "CBS" sticker on the front of the gatefold sleeve. The record labels used to have shaped "CBS" stickers covering the "Columbia" name, but you can see where these have been removed. Side 1 of a copy of Nashville Skyline bought in Sweden is shown to illustrate the shape of these stickers (that copy also has a similar grey "CBS" sticker on the front sleeve). As Gerd Rundel's first release copy above, the Side 2 record label has the track 2 name as "MEMPHIS BLUES AGAIN", and "Leopard-skin Pill-box Hat" is in upper/lower case. All record labels have "NONBREAKABLE". The records of this copy have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM113765-2A, Side 2 - XSM113766-3A, Side 3 - XSM113767-2D, Side 4 - XSM113768-2H (exactly the same as Gerd's first release copy above).

Thanks to Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


Columbia C2S 841 (USA for export) - front CBS sticker scan by Lars M. Banke


Columbia C2S 841 (USA for export) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia C2S 841 (USA for export) - Side 1 with sticker removed, scan by Lars M. Banke (with "NONBREAKABLE" on all labels)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA for export) - Side 2 with sticker removed, scan by Lars M. Banke ("MEMPHIS BLUES AGAIN" plus "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" in lower case)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA for export) - Side 3 with sticker removed, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia C2S 841 (USA for export) - Side 4 with sticker removed, scan by Lars M. Banke


Columbia KCS 9825 (USA for Sweden) - Side 1 with shaped sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke


"Blonde On Blonde" - remixed stereo vinyl 2LP set: Columbia C2S 841 (USA), 1968, re-released 1972:


Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (1972 release)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (1972 release)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (1972 release)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (1972 release)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (1972 release)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1972 release)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1972 release)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - detail of Side 2, scan by Gerd Rundel (1972 release - "STUCK IN MOBILE WITH THE")

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (1972 release)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (1972 release)

This album has different mixes from the 1966 release, see 1966 Blonde On Blonde Rarities.

Henry V. Bell has a copy of the second stereo mix of this album with red Columbia labels with the "STEREO/360º SOUND" logos in white, and matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 113765-3D, Side 2 - XSM 113766-3D, Side 3 - XSM 113767-3D, Side 4 - XSM 113768-2K.

Mick Robinson has a copy released in 1972 with the 1970s style red record labels with the ring of Columbia logos. The inside of the gatefold sleeve again has the "Memphis Blues Again" song title, see the 1966 release above. The Side 2 label again has the song title incorrect, as just "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The" on one line. The records of Mick's copy have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 113765-3D, Side 2 - 113766-3D, Side 3 -113767-3D, Side 4 - 113768-3F. The records of Gerd Rundel's 1972 copy have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM113765-4D, Side 2 - XSM113766-4A, Side 3 - XSM113767-4A, Side 4 - XSM113768-3D.
 

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve with gold promo stamp, scan by Elias Rost (1972 release)
Elias Rost has a copy of the C2S 841 USA 1972 re-release with the "old style" (paper pasted onto card) gatefold sleeve with seven photos and "Memphis Blues Again" on the inside. The only notable difference is that it has a gold embossed promo stamp in the upper left corner of the rear sleeve that states "FOR PROMOTION ONLY Ownership Reserved By CBS Sale is Unlawful". The records have 1970s labels with "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The" on the Side 2 label. The stamped matrix numbers for this copy are: Side 1 - XSM113765-4D, Side 2 - XSM113766-4C, Side 3 - XSM113767-3D, Side 4 - XSM113768-3G.

Thanks to Mick Robinson, Gerd Rundel and Elias Rost for information and scans.


"Blonde On Blonde" - remixed stereo vinyl 2LP set: Columbia CG 841 (USA), late 1970s/early 1980s:


Columbia CG 841 (USA) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)
Peter Tesoro has a later copy with a light brown outer sleeve similar to the picture on left which has "Memphis Blues Again" on the inside of the gatefold sleeve. The Side 2 label has track 2 correctly listed on two lines (not yet illustrated here) with "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The" on the first line, and "Memphis Blues Again" on the second line. The record matrix numbers are: Side 1 - XSM 113765-4G (stamped), Side 2 - 113766-4E (stamped), Side 3 - 113767-4J (handwritten), Side 4 - 113768-3AC (handwritten). Manuel García Jara has a copy from the late 1970s with "C2S 841" on the outside of the sleeve and record labels, but with a sticker hiding this catalogue number over the spine and the top right corner of the rear sleeve; this sticker has a barcode and the new catalogue number "CG 841". The record matrix number are: Side 1 - XSM 113765-4G (stamped), Side 2 - 113766-4E (stamped), Side 3 - 113767-4J (handwritten), Side 4 - 113768 G3B (handwritten). Only the Side 4 matrix number differs from Peter's copy, all other details are the same.
Columbia CG 841 (USA) - outside of gatefold sleeve with barcode sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

Columbia CG 841 (USA) - barcode sticker on rear and spine, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

Columbia CG 841 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release, still "C2S 841")

Columbia CG 841 (USA) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - detail of Side 2, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release - "STUCK INSIDE OF MOBILE WITH THE MEMPHIS BLUES AGAIN", the first US record label to get this right!)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - detail of rear with "MILITARY SALE" stamp, scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1970s release)
Lars M. Banke has a copy of the US Blonde On Blonde (Columbia CG 841), late 1970s release, with a "FOR MILITARY SALE ONLY" gold embossed stamp in the upper left corner of the rear sleeve. The copy is identical to Manuel García Jara's late 1970s copy already listed except that it has no sticker with a barcode. The matrix numbers are: Side 1 - XSM 113765 4D (stamped), Side 2 - XSM 113766 4A (stamped), Side 3 - XSM 113767 4D (handwritten), Side 4 - XSM 113768 3G (stamped). Bert Holthuis has a copy with a gold embossed promo stamp on the rear sleeve. The records of this copy have slightly earlier matrix numbers: side 1 - XSM 113765-4B, side 2 - XSM 113766-4B, side 3 (1 on label) - XSM 113767-4B, side 4 (2 on label) - XSM 113768-3F.
Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - detail of rear with promo stamp, photo by Bert Holthuis (late 1970s release)

Thanks to Peter Tesoro, Manuel García Jara, Lars M. Banke and Bert Holthuis for information and scans.


"Blonde On Blonde" - remixed stereo vinyl 2LP set, Columbia CG 841/C2S 841 (USA), mid 1980s:


Columbia CG 841/C2S 841 (USA) - front of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release)
The mid 1980s US release comes in a light brown outer sleeve that has only ”841” offset on the front of sleeve above the Columbia logo while the spine has catalogue number “CG 841”. The rear sleeve has a printed barcode (not a sticker as Manuel's copy above). “Memphis Blues Again” is listed on the inside of the gatefold sleeve. The catalogue number on the record labels is still "C2S 841".
Columbia CG 841/C2S 841 (USA) - rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release)

Columbia CG 841/C2S 841 (USA) - detail of front of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release - "841" offset)

Columbia CG 841/C2S 841 (USA) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release)

Columbia CG 841/C2S 841 (USA) - detail of spine of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release - "CG 841")

Columbia CG 841/C2S 841 (USA) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release - printed barcode)

Columbia CG 841/C2S 841 (USA) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release - "STUCK INSIDE OF MOBILE WITH THE MEMPHIS BLUES AGAIN")

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release)

The Side 1 and Side 3 record labels have an inverted triangle to the left of the centre hole, first introduced with Biograph in 1985, so this release is from 1985 or later. The Side 2 record label has “Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again” correctly listed over two lines. The records of the copy shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM113765-4G (stamped), Side 2 - XSM 113766-4H (handwritten), Side 3 - XSM 113767-G-4A (handwritten), Side 4 - XSM113768-3AA (stamped).

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"Blonde On Blonde" - stereo 180gm 45RPM 3LP boxed set, Mobile Fidelity MFSL 3-45009 (USA), 18 Dec 2012:
This unique high quality recording is released on heavyweight vinyl playing at 45RPM, which means that it is a 3LP set in a box! There is also a Mobile Fidelity hybrid SA-CD release of this album in stereo only, not 5.1 surround sound as on the 2003 Columbia hybrid SA-CD release. This set was scheduled to be released in Dec 2011, but did not appear until 18 Dec 2012.


Mobile Fidelity MFSL 3-45009 (USA) - picture from Music Direct web-site

Gerd Rundel's test pressing was made by RTI (Record Technology Inc.) for Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs. Each record comes in a plain white sleeve with the pressing date and catalogue number stamped at front top right. Sides 1, 3 and 5 have generic RTI labels and are dated 30 Aug 2012 while Sides 2, 4 and 6 have plain white labels. The catalogue number "3-45009 is wrongly shown as "3-450009" on the sleeves and on the record labels, but the matrix numbers are correct. The test pressing records have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - MFSL 3-45009 A2 plus 20704.1 (3), KW @ MoFi opposite, Side 2 - MFSL 3-45009 B2 plus 20704.2 (3), KW @ MoFi opposite, Side 3 - MFSL 3-45009 C2 plus 20704.3 (3), KW @ MoFi opposite, Side 4 - MFSL 3-45009 D2 plus 20704.4 (3), KW @ MoFi opposite, Side 5 - MFSL 3-45009 E2 plus 20704.5 (3), KW @ MoFi opposite, Side 6 - MFSL 3-45009 F2 plus 20704.6 (3), KW @ MoFi opposite. In the matrix numbers, “KW @ MoFi” means that the records were mastered by Krieg Wunderlich of Mobile Fidelity.


Mobile Fidelity MFSL 3-45009 (USA) - outside of booklet, scan from www.discogs.com

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 3-45009 (USA) - detail of front sleeve of test pressing Record 1, scan by Gerd Rundel


Mobile Fidelity MFSL 3-45009
(USA) - test pressing Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1), scan by Gerd Rundel


Mobile Fidelity MFSL 3-45009 (USA) - test pressing Side 2 (Record 1, Side 2), scan by Gerd Rundel (Sides 4 and 6 are the same)

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 3-45009 (USA) - detail of front sleeve of test pressing Record 2, scan by Gerd Rundel

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 3-45009 (USA) - test pressing Side 3 (Record 2, Side 1), scan by Gerd Rundel

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 3-45009 (USA) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan from www.discogs.com

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 3-45009 (USA) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan from www.discogs.com

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 3-45009 (USA) - detail of front sleeve of test pressing Record 3, scan by Gerd Rundel

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 3-45009 (USA) - test pressing Side 5 (Record 3, Side 1), scan by Gerd Rundel

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 3-45009 (USA) - inside pages of booklet, scan from www.discogs.com

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 3-45009 (USA) - inside pages of booklet, scan from www.discogs.com

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 3-45009 (USA) - detail of inside of booklet, scan from www.discogs.com

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 3-45009 (USA) - Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1), scan from www.discogs.com

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 3-45009 (USA) - inside pages of booklet, scan from www.discogs.com

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 3-45009 (USA) - inside pages of booklet, scan from www.discogs.com

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 3-45009 (USA) - Side 2 (Record 1, Side 2), scan from www.discogs.com

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 3-45009 (USA) - Side 3 (Record 2, Side 1), scan from www.discogs.com

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 3-45009 (USA) - inside pages of booklet, scan from www.discogs.com

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 3-45009 (USA) - Side 4 (Record 2, Side 2), scan from www.discogs.com

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 3-45009 (USA) - Side 5 (Record 3, Side 1), scan from www.discogs.com

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 3-45009 (USA) - Side 6 (Record 3, Side 2), scan from www.discogs.com

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin, Wiebke Dittmer, Gerd Rundel and Evan Matthews for information and scans.


"Blonde On Blonde" - remixed stereo vinyl 2LP sets, Columbia C2S 841 (USA for export), 1970s:


Columbia C2S 841 (USA for export) - front scan by Gerd Rundel
Gerd Rundel's 1970s export copy has Columbia logos obscured on sleeve and record labels, although the sticker covering the Columbia logo on the front sleeve has been removed or has fallen off. Where it has been can be seen clearly.
Columbia C2S 841 (USA for export) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (Columbia logo at bottom right has been obscured)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA for export) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (Columbia logo at bottom right has been obscured)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA for export) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (sticker covering Columbia logo has been removed or has fallen off)

Columbia C2S 841 (USA for export) - Side 1 with white ring-shaped "C.B.S." sticker covering Columbia logos, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia C2S 841 (USA for export) - Side 2 with white ring-shaped "C.B.S." sticker covering Columbia logos, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia C2S 841 (USA for export) - Side 3 with white ring-shaped "C.B.S." sticker covering Columbia logos, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia C2S 841 (USA for export) - Side 4 with white ring-shaped "C.B.S." sticker covering Columbia logos, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - late 1970s copy with Columbia blacked out for sale in the UK, photo by Charlie Pritchard

This copy has the replacement inner sleeve design without Claudia Cardinale and the later style red record labels with the Columbia logo in a ring. The inside of the gatefold sleeve again has the "Memphis Blues Again" song title, see the 1966 release above. The record labels have white ring-shaped stickers covering the Columbia logos with "C.B.S." in black. On Side 2 Track 2 is mistitled "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The" and the title of track 3 is lower case. The copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM113765-4D, Side 2 - XSM113766-4C, Side 3 - XSM113767-3D, Side 4 - XSM113768-3G.

Charlie Pritchard used to work in the HMV record shop in London and has a late 1970s release of C2S 841 stickered for sale in the UK, where Columbia traded as CBS. This time the record labels have yellow ring-shaped stickers covering the Columbia logos.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel and Charlie Pritchard for information and scans.


Columbia C2S 841 (USA) - late 1970s copy for sale in the UK with yellow ring sticker hiding Columbia on labels, photo by Charlie Pritchard

"Blonde On Blonde" - remixed stereo vinyl 2LP sets, Columbia C2S 841 (USA for export), late 1970s:


Columbia C2S 841 (USA for export) - front of gatefold sleeve, scan by Lars M. Banke

The record labels of this copy bought in Germany have blue stickers with text in German "Aus warenrechtlichen Gründen muss dieses Etikett überstickert werden [For copyright reasons this label must be stickered over]" on the labels as shown. The previous owner of the set has tried to remove the Side 1 label and has written the song titles on the Side 2 label with gold marker pen! Sides 3 and 4 are untouched... The outside of the gatefold sleeve has a barcode like the late 1970s US release above, although it is printed, not a sticker. The inside of the gatefold sleeve has the replacement design.

Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen also has copies of albums by other artists bought in Denmark with the same blue stickers. Every instant of the name "Columbia" is also blacked out on the front and rear sleeves. The album shown by The Chimes also has a front sticker with "US Pressung [US Pressing]".

Thanks to Lars M. Banke and Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen for information and scans.


Chimes album with stickered labels, picture found by Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen


Columbia C2S 841 (USA for export) - rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia C2S 841 (USA for export) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia C2S 841 (USA for export) - Side 1 with blue sticker removed, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia C2S 841 (USA for export) - Side 2 with blue sticker and handwriting, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia C2S 841 (USA for export) - Side 3 with blue sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia C2S 841 (USA for export) - Side 4 with blue sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke

"Blonde On Blonde" - stereo 8-track releases, Columbia 18 20 0012 (USA), 1974?:

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Columbia 18 20 0012 (USA) - slipcase front scan by Hans Seegers

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Columbia 18 20 0012 (USA) - slipcase rear scan by Hans Seegers

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Columbia 18 20 0012 (USA) - cartridge front scan by Hans Seegers
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Columbia 18 20 0012 (USA) - cartridge rear scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia 18 20 0012 (USA) - alternate cartridge front scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia 18 20 0012 (USA) - alternate cartridge rear scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia 18 20 0012 (USA) - cartridge end scan by Hans Seegers (folded label)


Columbia 18 20 0012 (USA) - alternate cartridge end scan by Manuel García Jara (separate end label)

This release contains a rarity in that Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands is shortened, and is also listed in 1974. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again is on the fourth track with Sad Eyed Lady of The Lowlands, and mistitled "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The" (repeating a mistake from the first US release). For a British release with the error "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With Thee", see The Blonde On Blonde Missing Pictures.

It comes in a slipcase with a black cartridge with two labels (the rear label folds over the end as on two of the three Bringing It All Back Home examples on that album's page). The alternate release comes in the same slipcase but has an orange tape cartridge made by Audiopak. This time the cartridge has three separate labels.

Program 1: Rainy Day Women #12 & 35; Pledging My Time; One Of Must Know (Sooner Or Later); Just Like A Woman

Program 2: Visions Of Johanna; I Want You; Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat; Most Likely You Go Your Way And I’ll Go Mine

Program 3: Temporary Like Achilles; Absolutely Sweet Marie; 4th Time Around; Obviously 5 Believers

Program 4: Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again; Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands.

Thanks to Thomas Wilmeth for the information and to Hans Seegers for further information and scans.


"Blonde On Blonde" - stereo cassette release, Columbia 16 20 0012 (USA), late 1970s:


Columbia 16 20 0012 (USA) - outside of cassette insert with promo stamp, scan by Gerd Rundel
This single cassette release has the original catalogue number but is probably not the first release as the cassette has no paper labels and the other cassette releases listed on the inside of the insert include Bob Dylan At Budokan, released in the USA in Apr 1979. The copy shown is a promo, with a gold embossed stamp on the front of the insert. The cassette is light grey with black text, there are no paper labels, as noted. It also has Dolby noise reduction, not introduced until the late 1970s.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


Columbia 16 20 0012 (USA) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia 16 20 0012 (USA) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia 16 20 0012 (USA) - promo stamp on outside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia 16 20 0012 (USA) - detail of cassette Side 1 with Dolby logo, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia 16 20 0012 (USA) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel

"Blonde On Blonde" - stereo cassette releases, Columbia CGT 841 (USA), 1986, re-released late 1980s:


Columbia CGT 841 (USA) - cassette insert scan by Gerd Rundel (1986 release)


Columbia CGT 841 (USA) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1986 release)


Columbia CGT 841 (USA) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1986 release)


Columbia CGT 841 (USA) - detail of cassette Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)


Columbia CGT 841 (USA) - cassette insert scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

Columbia CGT 841 (USA) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

Columbia CGT 841 (USA) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

Columbia CGT 841 (USA) - detail of cassette Side 2, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

The inserts of these "2 on 1" cassettes release have barcodes and are blank on the reverse. The 1986 cassette is light grey with black text, there are no paper labels. The original cassette release is listed on the cassettes as Columbia 16 20 0012 - see above. The late 1980s release has what looks like the same insert but has a transparent smoked grey cassette with white text. There are two mistakes in the tracklisting on Side 1: Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again is followed by "704" and Most Likely You Go Your Way And I'll Go Mine is followed by "322" - these are most probably track timings (7:04 and 3:22) that should have been removed. There are also three big mistakes in the tracklisting on Side 2: Visions Of Johanna is listed as "Visions Of Jahanna"; 4th Time Around on Side 1 is listed again as "Fourth Time Around" (it only plays on Side 1); and Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands is listed twice, the second time as "Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowl" (it only plays once, as expected).

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"Blonde On Blonde" - vinyl stereo 2LP set, Columbia C2S 841 (Canada), 16 May 1966(?), re-released 1967:
See above for comments on the US release date.


Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (original 1966 release)

Gerd Rundel's copy of the first Canadian release has “LITHO IN CANADA” on the spine of the gatefold sleeve. The front has a "PLAYABLE ON MONO EQUIPMENT..." message that is missing from the front of the next release. The inside of the gatefold sleeve has the 9 photo design with Claudia Cardinale. The record labels have the “360 SOUND/STEREO” logo with black arrows. The records of this copy have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM113765-1A, Side 2 - XSM113766-1A, Side 3 - XSM113767-1C, Side 4 - XSM113768-1C.

Thanks to Robert Kornovich for the pictures of the labels from the Canadian stereo releases. The later release records are different in that the first record has a catalogue number of CS 9316 only (C2S 841 is not shown) and track timings. The second record has the catalogue number C2S 841 with CS 9317 underneath it, and no track timings.


Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - detail of outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (original 1966 release)


Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (original 1966 release)


Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (original 1966 release)

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (original 1966 release)

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (original 1966 release)

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (original 1966 release)

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (original 1966 release, "BLONDE ON BLONDE" above "BOB DYLAN", no track timings, "STEREO"/arrows in black)

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (original 1966 release)

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - detail of Side 2, scan by Gerd Rundel (original 1966 release)

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (original 1966 release, "PRINTED IN CAN.")

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (original 1966 release)

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (original 1966 release)
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Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - Side 1 photo by Robert Kornovich (1967 release, "BLONDE ON BLONDE" above "BOB DYLAN", track timings, "STEREO"/arrows in white)

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - Side 1 photo by Robert Kornovich (later release, "BOB DYLAN" above "BLONDE ON BLONDE", "STEREO"/arrows in white)

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - Side 2 photo by Robert Kornovich (later release)

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - Side 3 photo by Robert Kornovich (later release)

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - Side 4 photo by Robert Kornovich (later release)

Derek Linfield has a Canadian copy with a printed panel on the top right with the words "CONTAINS 2 RECORDS/ CONTIENT 2 DISQUES/ SPECIAL LOW PRICE". This is a Canadian re-release that used the original records in a reprinted sleeve. One record label has CS 9316 as the catalogue number, the other has both C2S 841 and CS 9317 (the same as Robert Kornovich's later copy).

Robert says of the Canadian releases: "The matrix numbers of my copy are XSM113765-1A, XSM113766-1A, XSM113767-1C, and XSM113768-1C. You will notice in the attached pictures that the centre label on each side has some differences from the US pressings. First, "BOB DYLAN" appears above "BLONDE ON BLONDE" instead of the reverse. The record is labelled towards the bottom as having been manufactured in Canada. The timing of the songs are indicated on the first record, but not the second! In fact, the timing was omitted on "One of Us Must Know", while retained on the rest of the tracks.

The outside of the sleeve is just like the US stereo release, except for "BLONDE ON BLONDE" is further down the spine, and is in black letters. The inside is also like the first US stereo pressing (with the girl photos), but looks like the typesetting is different from the US releases, even though the wording is the same.

The album contains the first (or original) stereo mix. However, the quality of the pressing is the best I have ever heard for the vinyl stereo version of this album. The sound is very clean, with less compression and lots of detail, and stronger bass than my other stereo copies. It almost sounds as good as a half-speed mastered album, but I assume it is really due to good EQing by the Canadian lacquer cutters, and the possibility I have one of the first records pressed from a well-made stamper. Even the usually-distorted track "One of Us Must Know" is as clean as my Brauer-mixed CD.

The only song that sounds different enough to question the mix used is "Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands". Roger might be able to comment as to whether or not this is a new mix, or just a result of a better sounding pressing. This mix does have the "splice" to correct the flubbed line by Dylan. However, almost every instrument is placed in the center behind Dylan's vocal, with only the organ and drums appearing panned to the right channel. The result is a mush of noise behind Dylan and his harmonica with the drums and organ the only indication this is a stereo recording. The drums are very detailed, as is Dylan's voice. However, there is very little bass, and the mix is heavy towards the right side, as if the balance control was off on my stereo.

Despite moderate wear and slight surface noise, this pressing outshines any CD copy I have."

Thanks to Robert Kornovich and Manuel García Jara for information and pictures.


"Blonde On Blonde" - vinyl stereo 2LP set, Columbia C2S 841 (Canada), 1970s (two releases):

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada), first 1970s releases (two variants):
These variants have "COLUMBIA RECORDS OF CANADA LTD." on the record labels and date from before the end of 1976.


Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (
first 1970s release variant 1 - no text at top right or bottom copyright text)
The first 1970s release again comes with the original nine photo inside gatefold sleeve with track 2 on Side 2 listed as “Memphis Blues Again”. There are two gatefold sleeve variants.


Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - front of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (
first 1970s release variant 1)


Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - detail of front of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (all 1970s releases)


Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - front of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1970s release variant 2)


Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1970s release variant 2 - includes text at top right and bottom copyright text)


Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - detail of front of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1970s release variant 2 only)


Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (
first 1970s release both variants - "C2S 841" missing from bottom right, compare with the second 1970s releases below)


Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (
first 1970s release variant 1 - openings both in centre and at either end)


Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (
first 1970s release)


Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1970s release - "COLUMBIA RECORDS OF CANADA LTD.")


Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1970s release variant 2 - openings at either end only)


Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (
first 1970s release - "C2S 841" missing, "CS 9316" only)


Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (
first 1970s release)


Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - detail of Side 2, scan by Gerd Rundel (
first 1970s release - track 2 title truncated on one line)


Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1970s release - "C2S 841" and "CS 9317")

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - detail of Side 3, scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1970s release - "C2S 841" and "CS 9317")


Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1970s release)


Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1970s release variant 1, Canadian release details missing)

On the first 1970s first release variant the outside gatefold sleeve has no printed panel in the upper right hand corner and no Canadian copyright line at the bottom. This first gatefold sleeve is unusual because the sleeve opens at the inside centre (see scan) and at the outside edges (like the French mono copy of Blonde On Blonde). The small “C2S 841” text is missing from the bottom right of the inside gatefold sleeve.

The second 1970s first release variant gatefold sleeve has several differences from the first: there is a printed panel in the upper right of the front with text in English and French "CONTAINS 2 RECORDS/ CONTIENT 2 DISQUES/ SPECIAL LOW PRICE"; the rear sleeve has “COLUMBIA RECORDS OF CANADA LTD.” copyright line on the bottom; there are now openings at either end but no centre openings. Otherwise the inside of the second gatefold sleeve is the same as the first with track 2 on Side 2 listed as “Memphis Blues Again” and the small “C2S 841” text missing.


Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1970s release variant 2, "COLUMBIA RECORDS OF CANADA LTD." details added)

The records in both variant sleeves are the same. The record company on the record labels is "COLUMBIA RECORDS OF CANADA LTD." on all four labels. The Side 1 and Side 2 record labels have only the catalogue number “CS 9316” to the left of the centre hole. The Side 2 record label has the incorrect song title “STUCK INSIDE OF MOBILE WITH THE” on one line. The Side 3 and Side 4 record labels with “C2S 841” and “CS 9317” to the left of the centre hole are the same as for the second 1970s release, except for the record company name change. The records of the first variant copy shown have matrix  numbers: Side 1 - XSM113765-1A (stamped), Side 2 - XSM113766-1A (stamped), Side 3 - XSM-113767-1A (handwritten), Side 4 - XSM-113768-1A (handwritten). The records of the second variant copy shown have matrix  numbers: Side 1 - XSM-113765-1B-2HD: (handwritten); Side 2 - XSM113766-1A (stamped); Side 3 - XSM-113767-1A (handwritten) + opposite "-2-H, K, D, A"; Side 4 - XSM-113768-1A (handwritten) + opposite "2-G".

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada), second 1970s releases (two variants):
These variants have "CBS RECORDS CANADA LTD." on the record labels and date from 1977 onwards.


Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - front of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (
second 1970s releases)


Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - detail of front of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (
second 1970s releases, missing from first 1970s release variant 1 above)


Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (
second 1970s release variant 2 - "C2S 841" at bottom right, this is missing on the second 1970s variant 1 sleeve, compare with the first 1970s releases above)


Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (
second 1970s release variant 2 - openings at either end)


Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Simon Blokker (second 1970s release variant 1)

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (
second 1970s releases)

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Simon Blokker (second 1970s release variant 1 - "CBS RECORDS CANADA LTD.")

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - detail of Side 2, scan by Simon Blokker (second 1970s release variant 1 - “STUCK INSIDE OF MOBILE WITH THE” still on one line only)

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (
second 1970s releases - "C2S 841" and "CS 9316")

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (
second 1970s release variant 2 - "CBS RECORDS CANADA LTD.")

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - detail of Side 2, scan by Gerd Rundel (
second 1970s release variant 2 - track 2 title in full on two lines)

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Simon Blokker (second 1970s release variant 1)

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - Side 3 scan by Simon Blokker (second 1970s release variant 1)

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - Side 4 scan by Simon Blokker (second 1970s release variant 1)

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (
second 1970s release variant 2)

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (
second 1970s release variant 2)

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (
second 1970s release variant 2)

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (
second 1970s release variant 2)


Columbia C2S 841 (Canada) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (
second 1970s releases, now "CBS RECORDS CANADA LTD." details, same as export copy below)

These second 1970s releases again come with the original nine photo inside gatefold sleeve with track 2 on Side 2 listed as “Memphis Blues Again”. The gatefold sleeve has the same front as the first 1970s release variant 2 with printed text at top right, but the copyright text at the bottom of the rear sleeve is different. Now the rear sleeve and record labels have text showing the album was manufactured by “CBS RECORDS CANADA LTD.” - the name change took place in late 1976. The 1970s-style record labels have the ring of Columbia logos round the circumference.

Simon Blokker's second 1970s release variant 1 gatefold sleeve is the same as shown for Gerd Rundel's copy except for the missing catalogue number on the inside sleeve. All record labels have "CBS RECORDS CANADA LTD", but the Side 2 label still has “STUCK INSIDE OF MOBILE WITH THE” on one line with "MEMPHIS BLUES AGAIN" missing. The records of this copy have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 -XSM-113765-1B-2HD, Side 2 - XSM-113766-1A-2-G, Side 3 - XSM-113767-1A  2 H,K,D,A, Side 4 - XSM-113768-1A (2)  2-G.

On Gerd Rundel's variant 2 Side 2 label “STUCK INSIDE OF MOBILE WITH THE MEMPHIS BLUES AGAIN” is now correctly written and listed over two lines. As with the records in the first 1970s releases above, the Side 1 and Side 2 labels have track timings but they are missing on the Side 3 and Side 4 labels. The records of this copy have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-113765 1A2HZ, Side 2 - XSM-113766-1A-2-G, Side 3 - XSM-113767-1B-2HDZ:, Side 4 - XSM-113768-1A.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel and Simon Blokker for information and scans.


"Blonde On Blonde" - vinyl stereo 2LP sets, Columbia C2S 841 (Canada for export), 1960s and 1970s:


Columbia C2S 841 (Canada for export) - front of gatefold sleeve, scan by Lars M. Banke (first copy)

Columbia traded as CBS in countries where the Columbia trade name was then owned by EMI (or by RCA in Spain). Therefore records exported outside North America had to have the Columbia logos obscured. Lars M. Banke has a Canadian copy bought in Sweden with black ring-shaped stickers covering the ring of Columbia logos on the record labels. This appears to be the same as Robert Kornovich's later copy listed above. One record label has CS 9316 as the catalogue number, the other has both C2S 841 and CS 9317. The Columbia logos on the sleeve have not been obscured. The records of the copy shown have matrix  numbers: Side 1 - XSM113765 (stamped, suffix not readable), Side 2 - XSM113766-1A 2G (stamped), Side 3 - XSM-113767-1A,(handwritten), Side 4 - XSM-113768-1A (handwritten).


Columbia C2S 841 (Canada for export) - rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Lars M. Banke (first copy)


Columbia C2S 841 (Canada for export) - front of gatefold sleeve with Columbia name obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)


Columbia C2S 841 (Canada for export) - outside of gatefold sleeve with Columbia name obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada for export) - detail of front of gatefold sleeve with Columbia name obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada for export) - Side 1 with black ring-shaped stickers, scan by Lars M. Banke (Record 1, Side 1) (first copy)

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada for export) - Side 2 with black ring-shaped stickers, scan by Lars M. Banke (Record 2, Side 1) (first copy)

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada for export) - Side 3 with black ring-shaped stickers, scan by Lars M. Banke (Record 2, Side 1) (first copy)

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada for export) - Side 4 with black ring-shaped stickers, scan by Lars M. Banke (Record 2, Side 2) (first copy)

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada for export) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve with Columbia name obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada for export) - Side 1 with white ring-shaped stickers, scan by Lars M. Banke (Record 1, Side 1) (second copy)

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada for export) - Side 2 with white ring-shaped stickers, scan by Lars M. Banke (Record 1, Side 2) (second copy)

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada for export) - Side 3 with white ring-shaped stickers, scan by Lars M. Banke (Record 2, Side 1) (second copy)

Columbia C2S 841 (Canada for export) - Side 4 with white ring-shaped stickers, scan by Lars M. Banke (Record 2, Side 2) (second copy)


Columbia C2S 841 (Canada for export) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve with Columbia name obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy - same as second 1970s release above, "CBS RECORDS CANADA LTD.")

Lars M. Banke also has a copy of the 1970s Canadian release C2S 841 bought in Sweden. It has the Columbia name and logos on the outside and inside of the gatefold sleeve and record labels obscured. The Columbia information on the outside and inside of the gatefold sleeve has been obscured with black marker pen. The record labels have white ring-shaped stickers obscuring the Columbia logos round the circumference. This copy has the sleeve and records of the second 1970s Canadian release above.

Thanks to Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


"Blonde On Blonde" - stereo cassette release, Columbia WCGT 841 (Canada), 1980s:


Columbia WCGT 841 (Canada) - outside of unfolded cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia WCGT 841 (Canada) - inside of unfolded cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia WCGT 841 (Canada) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia WCGT 841 (Canada) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia WCGT 841 (Canada) - detail of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel

The insert of this 1980s single cassette release has the track listing inside. The cassette is transparent smoked grey with silver text, there are no paper labels.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"Blonde On Blonde" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, CBS SDDP 66012/CS 9316-9317 (UK), 13 Aug 1966, re-released 1967, 1968-69 and 1975 (also Ireland); CBS 22130 (UK/Ireland), 1980s; Columbia 22130 (UK), 1991:

Thanks to Yan Friis for the information that the album first charted in the UK on 20 Aug 1966. Ian Woodward has calculated the release date as 13 Aug 1966 based on contemporary press reports. My mem'ry that I must have bought it in late June 1966 therefore served me wrong! The (corrected) story of how I bought it is here. Paul Clement has found a cutting from "New Musical Express", 12 Aug 1966, with a CBS UK press advertisement promoting the new Blonde On Blonde release, so 13 Aug 1966 as the release date in the UK sounds just about right.

For the mono release of this album, see Mono Album Releases.

Thanks to Stuart Moore for scans of the B. Feldman & Co. album songbook. The copy shown was bought in Australia and has a price sticker for $3.50 Australian dollars.


B. Feldman & Co. UK album songbook - front scan by Stuart Moore

B. Feldman & Co. UK album songbook - inside scan by Stuart Moore

CBS SDDP 66012/CS 9316-9317 (UK), 13 Aug 1966:


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - original front with printed stereo logo at top centre, photo by Henry V. Bell
The original UK 1966 stereo release used the 1966 US mix (the 1968 US mix was not used in the UK until around 1982) and had a printed "STEREO"/arrows logo at the top centre of the front sleeve. Later stereo releases (1968-69) used the mono sleeve with a hexagonal gold foil "Stereo" sticker on the back. Hans Seegers has a first release copy of the album with a promo sticker listing the track titles.


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - detail of original 1966-67 front with printed Stereo/arrows logo, scan by Henry V. Bell


CBS Sddp 66012 (UK) - copy with promo sticker, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - original inside of gatefold sleeve with picture of Claudia Cardinale (my copy)


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - 1966 inside of gatefold sleeve with sticker, photo by Jakob Gerber


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - detail of 1966 inside of gatefold sleeve with sticker, photo by Jakob Gerber


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - 1966 Side 1 label with "33" in large text, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - detail of 1966 Side 1 label with "33" in large text, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - 1966 Side 2 label scan by Gerd Rundel ("Memphis Blues Again")


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - 1966 Side 3 label scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - 1966 Side 4 label scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - 1966 Side 2 in plain paper sleeve, photo by Jakob Gerber

CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - detail of 1966 plain paper sleeve, photo by Jakob Gerber

CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - 1966 Side 1 photo by Jakob Gerber (same as Gerd Rundel's copy)

CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - 1966 Side 2 photo by Jakob Gerber (same as Gerd Rundel's copy)


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - 1966 Side 3 with second large pressing ring, photo by Jakob Gerber


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - 1966 Side 3 with second large pressing ring, photo by Jakob Gerber

The first release of the album used a stereo label with the same design as the first mono label, with "BLONDE ON BLONDE" above "BOB DYLAN", with "Record 1" etc. on the right, and showing the record speed as just "33". The title of track 2 on Side 2 is "Memphis Blues Again". This is in line with the first and second releases of the mono version. Gerd Rundel's first release copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - SDDP 66012 A1, Side 2 - SDDP 66012 B1, Side 3 - SDDP 66012 C1, Side 4 - SDDP 66012 D1. Jakob Gerber has a copy where the records have the same matrix numbers. On this copy there is a sticker with "Manufactured by CBS Gt. Britain  CBS RECORDS LTD." on the inside of the gatefold sleeve. The identical text is stamped on the plain paper inner sleeves. The front sleeve has the black printed "STEREO"/arrows logo. The records have the same labels as Gerd Rundel's copy but there is a significant difference between Records 1 and 2 in that both records have a small pressing ring around the centre CBS logo, but on Record 2 there is a second larger pressing ring inside the circumference text that can be seen clearly on the Sides 3 and 4 photos. This is not present on Record 2 of Gerd's copy.


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - 1966 release with CBS UK inner sleeves, photo by Sandra Bishop
Thanks to Sandra Bishop for a photo of the 1966 release with "33" on the labels with a contemporary CBS UK orange inner sleeve for one of the records - the other record has a plain white sleeve. Her copy of the 1967 release with "33" on the labels has two contemporary CBS UK white/orange inner sleeves, and the albums on each sleeve are in fact different.
CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - 1967 release with different CBS UK inner sleeves, photo by Sandra Bishop

CBS SDDP 66012/CS 9316-9317 (UK), 1967 re-release (variant 1):
 

CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - 1967 release with white stereo sticker, scan by Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen
The album owned by Henry V. Bell was bought at Christmas 1967 and has "BOB DYLAN" at the top above the album title and "Record 1" etc. and the speed shown as "33".The title of track 2 on Side 2 is now "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With Thee". Although the matrix numbers of this copy are: Side 1 - SDDP 66012 A1, Side 2 - SDDP 66012 B1, Side 3 - SDDP 66012 C1, Side 4 - SDDP 66012 D1, which would indicate a first pressing, this is still a re-release. Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen has a copy of this release with the "33" record labels with a white "STEREO"/arrows sticker on the front of the gatefold sleeve.


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


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - detail of 1967 Side 1 label with "33" in large text, scan by Henry V. Bell


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - detail of 1967 release with white stereo sticker, scan by Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - 1967 Side 2 label, scan by Henry V. Bell ("Stuck Inside Of Mobile With Thee")


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - 1967 Side 3 label, scan by Henry V. Bell


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - 1967 Side 4 label, scan by Henry V. Bell

CBS SDDP 66012/CS 9316-9317 (UK), 1967 re-release (variant 2):
 

CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - front of 1967 release with printed stereo/arrows logo and price sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara
Manuel García Jara has a copy bought in London in summer 1967 that is a transition between the earlier releases above and the 1968-69 release below. The front sleeve has a printed stereo/arrows logo and a "58/-" price sticker (£2/18/- or £2.90 today). The inside of the gatefold sleeve has two folded-over flaps, unlike other copies. The record labels are of mixed design. All have "BOB DYLAN" above "BLONDE ON BLONDE" with "Record 1" etc. below.
CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - detail of front of 1967 release with "58/-" price sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - front of alternate 1967 release with white stereo/arrows logo and price stickers, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - front of alternate 1967 release with white stereo/arrows logo and price stickers, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - detail of front of 1967 release with printed stereo/arrows logo, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

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

CBS Sddp 66012 (UK) - detail of Side 1 with large "33", scan by Manuel García Jara (1967 release variant 2A, Sides 3 and 4 are the same)

CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - front of 1967 release with printed stereo/arrows logo and price sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS Sddp 66012 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1967 release variant 2A - "ddp" aligned to bottom)

CBS Sddp 66012 (UK) - detail of Side 1 with large "33", scan by Manuel García Jara (1967 release variant 2A - smaller circumference text)

CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (1967 release variant 2B - larger circumference text with less space, Side 2 is the same as this, but Sides 3 and 4 are the same as variant 2A)

CBS Sddp 66012 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1967 release variant 2A, Record 1, Side 2 - "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With Thee")

CBS Sddp 66012 (UK) - detail of Side 2 with small "33" as below, scan by Manuel García Jara (1967 release variant 2A)

CBS Sddp 66012 (UK) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (1967 release variant 2A, Record 2, Side 1)

CBS Sddp 66012 (UK) - detail of Side 3, scan by Manuel García Jara (1967 release variant 2A - "ddp" aligned to bottom)

CBS Sddp 66012 (UK) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (1967 release variant 2A, Record 2, Side 2)

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

CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - detail of Side 1 with small "33", scan by Lars M. Banke (1967 release variant 2B)

CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (1967 release variant 2B - "ddp" aligned to top)

CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (1967 release variant 2B, Record 1, Side 2 - "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With Thee")

CBS Sddp 66012 (UK) - Side 3 scan by Lars M. Banke (1967 release variant 2B, Record 2, Side 1 - same as variant 2A)

CBS Sddp 66012 (UK) - detail of Side 3, scan by Lars M. Banke (1967 release variant 2B, same as variant 2A - "ddp" aligned to bottom)

CBS Sddp 66012 (UK) - Side 4 scan by Lars M. Banke (1967 release variant 2B, Record 2, Side 2 - same as variant 2A)

The playing speed is shown as "33" on all labels, but Sides 1, 3 and 4 of the first copy shown have this in the larger size used on the earlier labels, while Side 2 has the speed in the smaller size and different type face used on the later labels (see below). The matrix numbers of the records shown are: Side 1 - SDDP 66012 A1, Side 2 - SDDP 66012 B2, Side 3 - SDDP 66012 C1, Side 4 - SDDP 66012 D1. Gerd Rundel has a copy with the same records but the sleeve has a white stereo/arrows logo sticker and a cheaper price sticker of only "50/-" (£2.50 today).

Lars M. Banke has another variant of the pressing listed here as "1967 release (variant 2)". The sleeve is the same as Manuel's copy shown with a printed ”STEREO”/arrows logo on the front, but no price sticker. The inside of the gatefold sleeve has the Claudia Cardinale-photo as shown, and folded-over flaps at the top and bottom. On the Record 1 labels the space between “MADE IN ENGLAND” at the bottom of the labels and the rest of the circumference text is smaller because all the circumference text is in a larger sans serif type. ”STEREO” with the arrows below are also printed higher, directly underneath "SIDE 1" and "SIDE 2". The letters “DDP” in the catalogue number on Record 1 only are printed aligned to the top of the text and not to the bottom of the text. The playing speed is again shown as "33" on all labels, but all sides now have this in the smaller size and different type face used on the later labels. The Record 2 labels are teh same as those of Manuel's Record 2. The records have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG 66012 A2, Side 2 - SDDP 66012 B1, Side 3 - SBPG 66012 C3, Side 4 - SDDP 66012 D1.

CBS SDDP 66012/CS 9316-9317 (UK), 1968-69 re-release:
 


CBS Sddp 66012 (UK) - 1968-69 release front sleeve detail with price "59'5d" (£2/19/5 or £2.97 today), scan by Hanns Peter Bushoff

The 1968-69 design also has "BOB DYLAN" above "BLONDE ON BLONDE" with "Record 1" etc. below, and again shows the record speed as "33⅓", in the smaller text size used on Side 2 of Manuel's copy.

My copy, which is a replacement bought after my original mono copy was stolen in May 1968, has much paler orange labels than the earlier releases - thanks to Roger Ford for confirmation that this was indeed the case. My copy's matrix numbers are: Side 1 - SDDP 66012 A2, Side 2 - SDDP 66012 B1, Side 3 - SDDP 66012 C3, Side 4 - SDDP 66012 D1. Thomas Wilmeth has a copy with the 1968-69 sleeve without a "Stereo" sticker with Side 2 and Side 4 of the records having the expected matrix numbers SDDP 66012 B1 and SDDP 66012 D1, but Side 1 has SBPG 66012 A2 and Side 3 has SBPG 66012 C3.


CBS Sddp 66012 (UK) - 1968-69 release using mono sleeve with gold foil stereo sticker (my copy)


CBS Sddp 66012 (UK) - 1968-69 gold foil stereo sticker on rear sleeve (my copy, battered!)


CBS Sddp 66012 (UK) - 1968-69 release front sleeve detail showing logo at 90º to picture of Bob


CBS Sddp 66012 (UK) - 1968-69 release rear sleeve detail showing gold foil "Stereo" sticker, scan by Hanns Peter Bushoff


CBS Sddp 66012 (UK) - 1968-69 release front sleeve detail showing featured tracks, also at 90º to picture of Bob, second line indented


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - 1968-69 Side 1 label with "33" in smaller text


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - detail of 1968-69 Side 1 label with "33" in smaller text and a different typeface (my copy)


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - detail of Side 1, my copy (1968-1969 - "B. Feldman")


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - 1968-69 Side 2 label ("Stuck Inside Of Mobile With Thee")


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - 1968-69 Side 3 label


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - 1968-69 Side 4 label

CBS UK never got the title of Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again listed correctly on the Side 2 record label! On the 1966 release it is listed on Side 2 as "Memphis Blues Again", on the 1967 and 1968 releases it is listed as "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With Thee" and on releases after 1969 it reverted to "Memphis Blues Again".

CBS SDDP 66012/CS 9316-9317 (UK), 1968-69 re-releases:


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - Side 1 photo by William Henry Prince (late 1968)
Gavin Whitehouse's copy has another dark orange CBS label variant in that all but one of the songs are now copyrighted by Big Ben Music instead of B. Feldman. For some reason Just Like A Woman on Side 2 remained copyrighted by B. Feldman. William Henry Prince's copy, bought in Liverpool in Nov 1968, still has B. Feldman credits on the Side 1 label, but the Sides 2-4 credits are the same as for Gavin's copy as shown.
CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - detail of Side 1, photo by William Henry Prince (late 1968 - "B. Feldman" as my copy above)


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - Side 2 photo by William Henry Prince (late 1968 - "Memphis Blues Again")


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - detail of Side 2, photo by William Henry Prince (late 1968 - "Big Ben Music" and "B. Feldman")

CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - Side 3 photo by William Henry Prince (late 1968)


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - detail of Side 3, photo by William Henry Prince (late 1968 - "Big Ben Music")


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - Side 4 photo by William Henry Prince (late 1968)


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - detail of Side 4, photo by William Henry Prince (late 1968 - "Big Ben Music")


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gavin Whitehouse (post 1969)


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


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gavin Whitehouse (post 1969 - "Memphis Blues Again")


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - detail of Side 2, scan by Gavin Whitehouse (post 1969 - "Big Ben Music" and "B. Feldman" again)


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - Side 3 scan by Gavin Whitehouse (post 1969)


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - detail of Side 3, scan by Gavin Whitehouse (post 1969 - "Big Ben Music" again)


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - Side 4 scan by Gavin Whitehouse (post 1969)


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - detail of Side 4, scan by Gavin Whitehouse (post 1969 - "Big Ben Music" again)

According to Hans Seegers the copyrights on Bob's first UK albums were credited to Blossom Music, then in 1966 the credit changed to B. Feldman, and in 1968-69 it changed again to Big Ben Music.

Éamonn Ó Catháin has a copy with incorrect stamped matrix numbers on Sides 1 and 3. Side 1 has "SDDP 66021 A3" corrected to "SDDP 66012 A3, Side 3 has both "SDDP 66021 C4" and "SDDP 66012 C4".

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CBS 1970 inner sleeve - front (from my copy of New Morning)

Peter Coulthard says: "My most recent Blonde On Blonde acquisition was snagged in near mint condition from a charity shop for 4 quid a couple of months ago. It's either a later variant of the 1968-1969 release or an earlier variant of the post-1969 release. It's a UK first stereo mix. Sleeve: no stereo sticker, indented song titles, Claudia photo layout, "Stuck Inside of Mobile With Thee" song title along the top, no folded-over flaps. Labels: Text and text position matches exactly your 1968-1969 release ("B. Feldman", "Stuck Inside of Mobile With Thee" on Side 2, etc, etc) but the labels are a darker hue of orange than yours - more like the colour of the later post 1969 release. Matrices: All machine stamped. Side 1 = S-66021-A3 crossed out and replaced by S 66012 A3, Side 2 = SBPG 66012 B2, Side 3 = SBPG 66012 C3, Side 4 = SDDP 66012 D1. The inner sleeves advertising other CBS album releases give prominence on one side to the Simon & Garfunkel catalogue, most particularly Bridge Over Troubled Water, describing it as "The Sound of the 70's". Bridge Over Troubled Water was released in January 1970. All the other albums advertised on the other side of the inner sleeves are from 1969 and earlier. My assessment is that the discs were pressed in 1969 (because of the "B.Feldman" publishing credit, the "A3" "C3" matrices, and the "Stuck Inside of Mobile With Thee" song name on the Side 2 label), and released in late 1969 or early 1970 given the big advertising push for Bridge Over Troubled Water on the inner sleeves."

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CBS 1970 inner sleeve - rear

The inner sleeve Peter describes is the same as the one with my copy of New Morning, Oct 1970.

CBS SDDP 66012/CS 9316-9317 (UK), 1975 re-release:
The catalogue number as shown on the record labels is now "SDDP", not "Sddp" as before.


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Arie de Reus (1975 release, promo copy)

Colin Baker has a copy of a 1975 release with 1970s-style orange/yellow labels with Bob's name misprinted as "BOY DYLAN" on the Side 1 label (the other three labels are correct). Gerd Rundel also has a copy with this misprint. It comes in a laminated front sleeve, the inside of the gatefold sleeve is not laminated and has the Claudia Cardinale picture and no folded-over flaps. The song titles on the inside gatefold include Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again listed as "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With Thee". The records have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - SDDP 66012 A1, Side 2 - SDDP 66012 B1, Side 3 - S 66012 C4, Side 4 - S 66012 D2. The misprint is rare, and both Hans Seegers and Arie de Reus have copies only of the corrected release. Garry Batt has a copy with the "BOY DYLAN" misprint labels with the original inner sleeves where the records have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - SDDP 66012 A1, Side 2 - SDDP 66012 B1, Side 3 - S66012 C4, Side 4 - S66012 D2.


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Arie de Reus (1975 release)


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

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

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


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Arie de Reus (1975 release - "Memphis Blues Again")


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - Side 3 scan by Arie de Reus (1975 release)


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - Side 4 scan by Arie de Reus (1975 release)


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

CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Arie de Reus (1975 release, corrected)

Éamonn Ó Catháin has a copy with mixed labels: Record 1 has the corrected orange/yellow labels but Record 2 still has the pale orange last release of the 1960s-style labels. The stamped matrix numbers on Sides 1 and 3 are again incorrect as his plain orange label copy mentioned above: Side 1 has "SDDP 66021 C4" corrected to "SDDP 66012 A1, Side 3 has "SDDP 66021 C4" corrected to "SDDP 66012 A3".

Sergio Mariano Romay has a copy with the corrected labels. The gatefold sleeve is not laminated, outside or inside, and has no folded-over flaps, and has the revised inner layout without the Claudia Cardinale photo.  The records have plain paper inner sleeves with text "PATENT Nos. 1,125,555 MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN" on the fronts. The records of this copy have matrix numbers: Side 1 - B (stamped) CBS-S 66012 A-4 (handwritten)   7 (stamped), Side 2 - B (stamped) CBS-S 66012 B-3 (handwritten)   6 (stamped), Side 3 - A (stamped) CBS-S 66012 C-5 (handwritten)   1 (stamped), Side 4 - A (stamped) CBS-S 66012 D-3 (handwritten)   0 (stamped.

Arie de Reus has a 1978 UK Tour Press Pack including a copy of Blonde On Blonde. The record has the correct 1975 CBS orange/yellow labels as shown. The rear sleeve has a gold CBS promo stamp. The inside gatefold design is the revised US version without the Claudia Cardinale picture.

CBS SDDP 66012/CS 9316-9317 (Ireland), 1975 release:


CBS SDDP 66012 (Ireland) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release)
Thanks to Gerd Rundel for finding a very rare 1975 Irish release. The records were made in Ireland, but they have the UK gatefold sleeve with the revised inside layout without the Claudia Cardinale picture. For a 1980s Irish release, see below. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again is listed as “MEMPHIS BLUES AGAIN” on the Side 2 record label and inside the gatefold sleeve. The record labels have “Record mfd. In Ireland” and “MADE IN ENGLAND” on the bottom. The records of the copy shown have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS S 66012 A4, Side 2 - CBS S 66012 B3, Side 3 - CBS S 66012 C5, Side 4 - CBS S 66012 D3.

CBS SDDP 66012 (Ireland) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release)

CBS SDDP 66012 (Ireland) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release)

CBS SDDP 66012 (Ireland) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release)

CBS SDDP 66012 (Ireland) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release)

CBS SDDP 66012 (Ireland) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release)

CBS SDDP 66012 (Ireland) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release)

CBS SDDP 66012 (Ireland) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release)

CBS SDDP 66012 (Ireland) - detail of Side 2, scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release)

CBS SDDP 66012 (Ireland) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release)

CBS SDDP 66012 (Ireland) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release)


CBS SDDP 66012 (Ireland) - spine scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release)

CBS SDDP 66012/CS 9316-9317 (UK), mixed labels 1970s release:


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - front of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (mixed labels 1970s release)

Gerd Rundel believes that this copy was manufactured in a transitional phase in the 1970s. The gatefold sleeve looks the same as the 1975 Ireland release above. The catalogue number on the labels of these records is "SDDP 66012" (no small capitals for "ddp"). The records have mixed labels.


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (mixed labels 1970s release)


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (mixed labels 1970s release)

CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - detail of front of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (mixed labels 1970s release)

CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (mixed labels 1970s release)

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

CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (mixed labels 1970s release - "LC|0149" capsule on bottom line to the left of the centre hole)


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (mixed labels 1970s release - "MADE IN ENGLAND at bottom of labels)


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (mixed labels 1970s release)

CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (mixed labels 1970s release)

CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - detail of Side 3, scan by Gerd Rundel (mixed labels 1970s release - same text layout as Side 1 above but "LC|0149" capsule missing)

CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (mixed labels 1970s release)

The labels of Record 1 have an “LC|0149” capsule to the left of the centre hole below "STEREO" and the arrows, which makes them late 1970s. The labels of Record 2 don't have the “LC|0149” capsule and look the same as those of Arie's 1975 copy. There are probably copies that have the “LC|0149” capsule on the Record 2 labels similar to these Record 1 labels. The records of this copy have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS S 66012 A4, Side 2 - CBS S 66012 B3, Side 3 - CBS S 66012 C5, Side 4 - CBS S 66012 D3.

CBS SDDP 66012/CS 9316-9317 (UK), 1970s re-release (two variants):


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


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (both 1970s releases)


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - Side 2 scan by James Ratcliff (1970s release variant 1 - "Memphis Blues Again")


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - detail of Side 3, scan by James Ratcliff (1970s release variant 1 - "3")


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - Side 3 scan by James Ratcliff (1970s release variant 1 - "3")


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - Side 4 scan by James Ratcliff (1970s release variant 1 - "4")


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s release variant 2)

CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s release variant 2 - "Memphis Blues Again")

CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s release variant 2 - "1")

CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - detail of Side 3, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s release variant 2 - "1")

CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - detail of Side 4, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s release variant 2 - "2")

James Ratcliff has a 1970s copy with the original inner gatefold sleeve with different orange/yellow CBS labels from the other two 1970s releases shown - the catalogue number has returned to "CBS Sddp 66012" and the album title, Bob's name and the record number are above the centre hole. The songs are copyrighted to Big Ben Music and B. Feldman. On Side 1 an incorrect matrix number of "66021" has been scratched out! Manuel García Jara has a copy bought in Cardiff in 1975, also with the Claudia Cardinale inner sleeve, which has the same record labels with one minor difference - on James Ratcliff's copy Sides 1 and 2 of Record 2 are numbered "3" and "4", but on Manuel's copy they are numbered "1" and "2"! The records of Manuel's copy have matrix numbers: Side 1 - SDDP 66021-A1 (handwritten and crossed out because incorrect) plus SDDP 66012-A1 (handwritten, now correct), Side 2 - SDDP 66012-B1 (handwritten), Side 3 - SDDP 66012-C1 (handwritten), Side 4 - SDDP 66012-D1 (handwritten). Side 1 of Manuel's copy therefore has the same incorrect matrix number as that of James' copy. Neither set of labels yet have the "LC|0149" capsule.

CBS SDDP 66012/CS 9316-9317 (UK), late 1970s re-release:


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


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release - "Memphis Blues Again")


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - detail of Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release with different placement of text elements)


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)


CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

Manuel García Jara has a late 1970s copy with the revised inner gatefold sleeve without Claudia Cardinale and different orange/yellow CBS labels. "Record x of a 2 Record Set" is on the left of the centre hole, below "Stereo" without arrows, the only occurrence of this placement. "33RPM" is also left of the centre hole. The labels now have the "LC|0149" capsule at high top right. The matrix numbers of these records are: Side 1 - CBS S 66012 A4, Side 2 - CBS S 66012 B3, Side 3 - CBS S 66012 C5, Side 4 - SDDP 66012 D3.

CBS SDDP 66012/CS 9316-9317 (UK), late 1970s/early 1980s re-release:


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

CBS DDP 66012 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s/early 1980s release)

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

CBS DDP 66012 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s/early 1980s release)

CBS DDP 66012 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s/early 1980s release)

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

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

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

CBS DDP 66012 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s/early 1980s release)

CBS DDP 66012 (UK) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s/early 1980s release)

CBS DDP 66012 (UK) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s/early 1980s release)

Gerd Rundel has a stereo copy with the mono catalogue number on the record labels to the right of the centre hole. He dates this release somewhere between the mid 1970s and before Dag Braathen's early 1980s release below. The front of the gatefold sleeve has “STEREO” above and “66012” below the CBS logo. The rear of the gatefold sleeve has “CB|252” in a rectangle and "LC|0149" in a capsule. The inside of the gatefold sleeve is the same as Arie's 1975 copy with only seven pictures. The records have orange/yellow CBS labels that still have "MADE IN ENGLAND" at the bottom. The arrows below "STEREO" to the left of the centre hole have reappeared! The records of this copy have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS S 66012 A4, Side 2 - CBS S 66012 B3, Side 3 - CBS S 66012 C5, Side 4 - CBS S 66012 D3.

CBS 22130 (UK), early 1980s (three variants):
 

CBS 22130 (UK/Ireland) - front scan by Dag Braathen (early 1980s releases)
Dag Braathen has a copy from the early 1980s with a new catalogue number, CBS 22130, and the anti-copying text "HOME TAPING IS KILLING MUSIC" on the inside of the gatefold sleeve, which no longer has Claudia Cardinale. The records have orange/yellow CBS labels, still with "MADE IN ENGLAND" at the bottom. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again is listed on Side 2 as "Memphis Blues Again". Gerd Rundel has a copy of CBS 22130 in the same gatefold sleeve, still with orange/yellow CBS labels, but where “MADE IN ENGLAND” has been moved to the circumference text on the right and there is no bottom text. The records of this copy have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS 22130 A5, Side 2 - CBS 22130 B4, Side 3 - CBS 22130 C6, Side 4 - CBS 22130 D4.
CBS 22130 (UK/Ireland) - detail of inside gatefold sleeve, scan by Dag Braathen (early 1980s releases)

CBS 22130 (UK/Ireland) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1980s releases)

CBS 22130 (UK/Ireland) - detail of inside gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1980s releases)

CBS 22130 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Dag Braathen (first early 1980s release - "MADE IN ENGLAND" at bottom)

CBS 22130 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Dag Braathen (first early 1980s release - "Memphis Blues Again")

CBS 22130 (UK) - Side 3 scan by Dag Braathen (first early 1980s release)

CBS 22130 (UK) - Side 4 scan by Dag Braathen (first early 1980s release)

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

CBS 22130 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second early 1980s release - no text at bottom)

CBS 22130 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second early 1980s release - "MADE IN ENGLAND" in circumference text)

CBS 22130 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (second early 1980s release - "Memphis Blues Again")

CBS 22130 (UK) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (second early 1980s release)

CBS 22130 (UK) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (second early 1980s release)

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

CBS 22130 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (third early 1980s release - CBS copyright info at bottom)

CBS 22130 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (third early 1980s release - "MADE IN ENGLAND" in circumference text)

CBS 22130 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (third early 1980s release - "Memphis Blues Again")

CBS 22130 (UK) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (third early 1980s release)

CBS 22130 (UK) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (third early 1980s release)


CBS 22130 (UK/Ireland) - detail of inside gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1980s releases)

Gerd Rundel has yet another copy of CBS 22130 in the same gatefold sleeve, still with orange/yellow CBS labels, with “MADE IN ENGLAND” again in the circumference text on the right and now CBS copyright info at the bottom. The records of this copy have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS 22130 A5, Side 2 - CBS 22130 B4, Side 3 - CBS 22130 C6, 66012 A6, Side 4 - CBS 22130 D4.

CBS 22130 (Ireland), early 1980s:


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

Gerd Rundel has an early 1980s Irish release of CBS 22130 with the same UK gatefold sleeve as Dag Braathen's copy above.


CBS 22130 (Ireland) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1980s release)


CBS 22130 (Ireland) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1980s release - "Memphis Blues Again")

CBS 22130 (Ireland) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1980s release)

CBS 22130 (Ireland) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1980s release)

The records of the copy shown have orange/yellow CBS labels. They again have “Record mfd. In Ireland” and “MADE IN ENGLAND” on the bottom. The records of the copy shown have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS S 66012 A4, Side 2 - CBS S 66012 B3, Side 3 - CBS S 66012 C5, Side 4 - CBS S 66012 D3. For a 1975 Irish release, see above.

CBS 22130 (UK), mid 1980s (first release - two variants):


CBS 22130 (UK) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid-1980s releases)

These mid-1980s releases now use the 1968 US stereo mix! They have the same UK gatefold sleeve as Dag Braathen's copy above, with the "HOME TAPING IS KILLING MUSIC" inner sleeve without Claudia Cardinale. There are two first release variants and the records of both now have red “CBS” labels with CBS copyright text on the bottom and “MADE IN ENGLAND” in the circumference text to the right of the centre hole.

The record labels of Gerd Rundel's first variant copy of the first mid 1980s UK release of CBS 22130 have text "Record 1/2 of a 2 Record Set" below "BOB DYLAN" and "STEREO" with arrows to the left of the centre hole. The catalogue number to the right of the centre hole is "CBS 22130". These records have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS 22130 A5, Side 2 - CBS 22130 B4, Side 3 - CBS 22130 C6, 66012 A6, Side 4 - CBS 22130 D4.

Sergio Mariano Romay has found a copy for sale on eBay where the records have red labels on Record 1, and orange/yellow labels with "MADE IN ENGLAND" on the bottom on Record 2 (the first early 1980s release above).


CBS 22130 (UK) - detail of front with CBS UK promo stamp, scan by Ronald Born (first mid-1980s release variant 2)

CBS 22130 (UK) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid-1980s releases - revised layout without Claudia Cardinale)

CBS 22130 (UK) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid-1980s releases)

CBS 22130 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid-1980s releases)

CBS 22130 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid-1980s release variant 1 - "Record 1 of a 2 Record Set", arrows below "STEREO" on left, "CBS 22130" on right)

CBS 22130 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Ronald Born (first mid-1980s release variant 2 - "Record 1 of a 2 Record Set" missing, no arrows below "STEREO" on left, just "22130" on right)

CBS 22130 (UK) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid-1980s releases)

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

CBS 22130 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid-1980s release variant 1 - CBS copyright info at bottom, last black text line "for the UK")

CBS 22130 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid-1980s release variant 1 - "MADE IN ENGLAND" in circumference text)

CBS 22130 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid-1980s release variant 1 - "Memphis Blues Again")

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

CBS 22130 (UK) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid-1980s release variant 1)

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

CBS 22130 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Ronald Born (first mid-1980s release variant 2 - CBS copyright info at bottom but different text layout, last black text line "licensees for the UK")

CBS 22130 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Ronald Born (first mid-1980s release variant 2 - "MADE IN ENGLAND" in circumference text, but lower than variant 1)

CBS 22130 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Ronald Born (first mid-1980s release variant 2 - "Memphis Blues Again")

CBS 22130 (UK) - Side 3 scan by Ronald Born (first mid-1980s release variant 2)
CBS 22130 (UK) - Side 4 scan by Ronald Born (first mid-1980s release variant 2)


CBS 22130 (UK) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid-1980s releases - same as the copy with orange/yellow record labels immediately above)

Ronald Born has a second variant of this first mid 1980s UK release. There is a gold embossed CBS UK promo stamp on the front sleeve. The variant 2 record labels do not have the text "Record 1/2 of a 2 Record Set" and there are no arrows under "STEREO" to the left of the centre hole. The catalogue number to the right of the centre hole is just "22130". There are also considerable differences in the black text below the centre hole. The song titles are still left aligned, but there is just one "B. Dylan" credit below them instead of after each title. Also "licensees" is on the bottom line of text instead of the next to bottom line.

CBS 22130 (UK), mid 1980s (second release - two variants):


CBS 22130 (UK) - front with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (second mid-1980s release)


CBS 22130 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (second mid-1980s release - text in new type face and aligned left)


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


CBS 22130 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (second mid-1980s release - "22130")


CBS 22130 (UK) - rear with track titles and musician credits, scan by Manuel García Jara (second mid-1980s release)

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


CBS 22130 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second mid-1980s release - "MADE IN ENGLAND" and CBS copyright info in circumference text)


CBS 22130 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (second mid-1980s release - "Memphis Blues Again")


CBS 22130 (UK) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (second mid-1980s release)


CBS 22130 (UK) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (second mid-1980s release)


CBS 22130 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (second mid-1980s release)

Manuel García Jara has a mid-1980s copy of CBS 22130 which comes in a single wide sleeve which holds both records - the inside gatefold is not present. The front sleeve has a "Nice Price Doubles" sticker. "22130" is printed at front top right. The text from the inside of the gatefold sleeve, track listing and musician credits, is printed on the rear sleeve in white. The records have red CBS labels with "MADE IN ENGLAND" and the CBS copyright info now in the white circumference text. The labels have no bottom text. The arrows under "STEREO" to the left of the centre hole have reappeared. The records of the copy shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS 22130 A5, Side 2 - CBS 22130 B4, Side 3 - CBS 22130 C6, Side 4 - CBS 22130 D5.
 

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

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

CBS 22130 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate second mid-1980s release)

CBS 22130 (UK) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate second mid-1980s release)

CBS 22130 (UK) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate second mid-1980s release)

This mid 1980s second release variant comes in a sleeve with a “Nice Price Doubles” sticker on the front, exactly the same as Manuel's listed second mid 1980`s copy above. “MADE IN ENGLAND” is missing from the red CBS labels, which have just the CBS copyright information in the circumference text. This may mean that the records were not made in England, but Holland. The records of this copy have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS 22130 A5, Side 2 - CBS 22130 B4, Side 3 - CBS 22130 C6, 66012 A6, Side 4 - 22130 D5.

Columbia 22130 (UK), 1991:
 

Columbia 22130 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release - "22130")

Gerd Rundel has a copy of what was probably the final UK regular stereo release before the "audiophile" heavyweight vinyl releases of the 2000s. It has the same single sleeve as before without the "NICE PRICE" front sticker. Track 2, Side 2 is listed as "Memphis Blues Again" on both the rear sleeve and record label. The records have red Columbia labels and the "MADE IN ENGLAND" text is now missing - I think this is because the records were actually made in Holland. Those of the copy shown have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS 22130 A5, Side 2 - CBS 22130 B4, Side 3 - CBS 22130 C6, 66012 A6, Side 4 - 22130 D5.


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


Columbia 22130 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release - "MADE IN ENGLAND" missing from labels)


Columbia 22130 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release - "Memphis Blues Again")

Columbia 22130 (UK) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)

Columbia 22130 (UK) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)


Columbia 22130 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Mick Robinson, Henry V. Bell, Hanns Peter Bushoff, Gavin Whitehouse, Colin Baker, Gerd Rundel, Arie de Reus, Dag Braathen, Manuel García Jara and Lars M. Banke for information, photos and scans.


"Blonde On Blonde" - remastered vinyl 2LP set, Simply Vinyl SVLP 063/Columbia 66012 (UK), 2000s:


Simply Vinyl SVLP 063/Columbia 66012 (UK) - front with sticker, photo by Konstantinos Georgopolous

This remastered set on 180gm vinyl has the same inside gatefold design with the Claudia Cardinale picture as the UK release CBS SDDP 66012. As can be seen from the scans, the labels have a raised ring round the centre text. This ring is more prominent on the first record (Sides 1 and 2). The records of this copy have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - 08 45860 20 1A1 SVLP063, Side 2 - 08 45860 20 1B1 SVLP063, Side 3 - 08 45860 20 1C1 SVLP063, Side 4 - 08 45860 20 1D1 SVLP063. There were two record label variants of Blonde On Blonde, SVLP 063, one has "2000" to the right of the centre hole under the copyright text on Side 1 and 3 (not shown), the other doesn't.

Konstantinos Georgopolous has a copy that comes in a single wide sleeve, not gatefold, inside a clear plastic wallet. The records have exactly the same labels as shown without "2000" to the right of the centre hole. The front has a round sticker on the clear plastic with text "Limited Edition Classic Album".


Simply Vinyl SVLP 063/Columbia 66012 (UK) - front scan by Patrick Helfrich

Simply Vinyl SVLP 063/Columbia 66012 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Patrick Helfrich


Simply Vinyl SVLP 063/Columbia 66012 (UK) - rear scan by Patrick Helfrich


Simply Vinyl SVLP 063/Columbia 66012 (UK) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

Simply Vinyl SVLP 063/Columbia 66012 (UK) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

Simply Vinyl SVLP 063/Columbia 66012 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Patrick Helfrich

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

Simply Vinyl SVLP 063/Columbia 66012 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara
- "Memphis Blues Again"

Simply Vinyl SVLP 063/Columbia 66012 (UK) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara


Simply Vinyl SVLP 063/Columbia 66012 (UK) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara

Thanks to Patrick Helfrich, Manuel García Jara and Konstantinos Georgopolous for information and scans.


"Blonde On Blonde" - stereo 8-track release, CBS 42-66012 (UK), mid-1970s:


CBS 42-66012 (UK) - front of slipcase, scan by Manuel García Jara
This 8-track stereo release dates from the mid 1970s and comes in a black and white card slipcase printed in England by the Ernest J. Day Group. The cartridge itself is white with a black and white wrap-around label.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS 42-66012 (UK) - rear of slipcase, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 42-66012 (UK) - top of tape cartridge, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 42-66012 (UK) - underside of tape cartridge, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 42-66012 (UK) - front of slipcase unfolded, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 42-66012 (UK) - tab of unfolded slipcase, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 42-66012 (UK) - detail of tape cartridge label, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 42-66012 (UK) - right and left sides of slipcase, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 42-66012 (UK) - top and bottom of slipcase, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 42-66012 (UK) - end of tape cartridge, scan by Manuel García Jara


"Blonde On Blonde" - stereo cassette releases, CBS 40-66012 (UK), mid-1970s (two releases); CBS 40-22130 (UK), 1980s (two releases):

CBS 40-66012 (UK), mid-1970s (two releases):


CBS 40-66012 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, scan by www.eil.com (1974 release)

The first 1970s UK cassette release is on a single cassette described as "DOUBLE PLAY". A copy for sale on www.eil.com is dated as 1974. The tracks have been rearranged to reduce the required tape length, with Obviously 5 Believers on Side 1 and Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again on Side 2. The latter track is mistitled as "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With Thee" as on the original UK vinyl releases. Dr. Walter Roedl has a copy of this cassette release that has a folded card insert which includes a photo from the inside gatefold on the inside. The cassette is light grey with orange CBS paper labels. This must be the first release of the album on cassette in the UK.


CBS 40-66012 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Dr. Walter Roedl (1970s release)


CBS 40-66012 (UK) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Dr. Walter Roedl (1970s release)


CBS 40-66012 (UK) - cassette Side 1 scan by Dr. Walter Roedl (1970s release)

CBS 40-66012 (UK) - cassette Side 2 scan by Dr. Walter Roedl (1970s release)

CBS 40-66012 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1970s release)


CBS 40-66012 (UK) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1970s release)


CBS 40-66012 (UK) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1970s release)

CBS 40-66012 (UK) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1970s release)

The second 1970s UK cassette release has the same catalogue number and inlay card, this time with a token to be cut off on the inside. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again is again mistitled as "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With Thee" on the inlay card and Side 2 of the cassette. The cassette is light grey with blue text printed directly on to it, there are no paper labels. It now has the Dolby noise reduction symbol.

CBS 40-22130 (UK), 1980s (two releases):


CBS 40 22130 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Henry V. Bell (first 1980s release)


CBS 40 22130 (UK) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Henry V. Bell (first 1980s release)


CBS 40 22130 (UK) - cassette Side 1, scan by Henry V. Bell (first 1980s release)


CBS 40 22130 (UK) - cassette Side 2, scan by Henry V. Bell (first 1980s release)

CBS 40 22130 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, scan by David Burgess (second 1980s release)


CBS 40 22130 (UK) - inside of cassette insert, scan by David Burgess (second 1980s release)


CBS 40 22130 (UK) - cassette Side 1 scan by David Burgess (second 1980s release)


CBS 40 22130 (UK) - cassette Side 2 scan by David Burgess (second 1980s release)

The first 1980s cassette has a new catalogue number CBS 22130 and is pale grey with black text printed directly on to it, there are again no paper labels. The cassette no longer has the tracklisting on Sides 1 and 2. It still has the 1960s/early 1970s CBS logo, but must date from the 1980s because of the new number and also the "Home Taping is Killing Music" piracy logo. Henry V. Bell adds "The quality is surprisingly good and it sports the original UK stereo mix identical to my stereo LP which was replaced by the updated mix in the UK about 1982".

The second 1980s cassette is in the "Nice Price" series. The track order is the same as the other releases. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again on Side 2 is titled correctly! The cassette is pale grey with black text printed directly on to it, there are again no paper labels. It has the 1980s-style CBS logo. Augie Krater has a copy with the first design insert but the second design cassette! This may have been bought at the time of the changeover when CBS UK were using the last of the old inserts with new cassettes.

Thanks to Dr. Walter Roedl, Manuel García Jara, Henry V. Bell, David Burgess, Augie Krater and Ian Woodward for information and scans.


"Blonde On Blonde" - vinyl stereo 2LP releases, CBS S2BP 220019 (SBP-233345/SBP-233346) (Australia), Sep 1966 onwards:


CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - front scan by Stuart Moore (second 1960s release)
These Australian releases used the 1968 US mix (see above), which seems to have been available there from Sep 1966 onwards. The gatefold sleeve had the design with Claudia Cardinale, see above. There are five different variants of plain orange CBS labels illustrated so far, two with the Albert royalty logo to the right of the centre hole, and three without.
CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth 1960s release - same as third)

CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth 1960s release)


CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Stuart Moore (first 1960s release - "Albert" royalty logo, also on second 1960s release)


CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - detail of front, scan by Stuart Moore (first 1960s release)


CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (first 1960s release)

CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Stuart Moore (first 1960s release - "Bob Johnson" on one line, "Albert" royalty logo)


CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (first 1960s release)


CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - Side 3 scan by Stuart Moore (first 1960s release)


CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - Side 4 scan by Stuart Moore (first 1960s release)


CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - detail of front, scan by Stuart Moore (second 1960s release - "STEREO"/arrows logo smaller and higher)


CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (second 1960s release)


CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Stuart Moore (second 1960s release - "Bob Johnson" on two lines, "Albert" royalty logo)


CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (second 1960s release)


CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - Side 3 scan by Stuart Moore (second 1960s release)


CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - Side 4 scan by Stuart Moore (second 1960s release)


CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - detail of front, scan by Stuart Moore (third 1960s release)


CBS S2BP 220019/SBP-233345 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (third 1960s release)

CBS S2BP 220019/SBP-233345 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Stuart Moore (third 1960s release - "Bob Johnson" on two lines, no "Albert" royalty logo)


CBS S2BP 220019/SBP-233345 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (third 1960s release)


CBS S2BP 220019/SBP-233345 (Australia) - Side 3 scan by Stuart Moore (third 1960s release)


CBS S2BP 220019/SBP-233345 (Australia) - Side 4 scan by Stuart Moore (third 1960s release)


CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - detail of front, scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth 1960s release - same as third)

CBS S2BP 220019/SBP-233345 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth 1960s release)

CBS S2BP 220019/SBP-233345 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth 1960s release - "Bob Johnson" on two lines, no "Albert" royalty logo, "(Albert)" in brackets)

CBS S2BP 220019/SBP-233345 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth 1960s release)


CBS S2BP 220019/SBP-233346 (Australia) - Side 3 scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth 1960s release)


CBS S2BP 220019/SBP-233346 (Australia) - Side 4 scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth 1960s release)


CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - detail of front, scan by Stuart Moore (fifth 1960s release)
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CBS S2BP 220019/SBP-233345 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (fifth 1960s release)

CBS S2BP 220019/SBP-233345 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Stuart Moore (fifth 1960s release - "Bob Johnson" on one line, no "Albert" royalty logo)

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CBS S2BP 220019/SBP-233345 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (fifth 1960s release)

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CBS S2BP 220019/SBP-233346 (Australia) - Side 3 scan by Stuart Moore (fifth 1960s release)

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CBS S2BP 220019/SBP-233346 (Australia) - Side 4 scan by Stuart Moore (fifth 1960s release)

The 1960s and mid 1970s 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 the 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.)

The Australian stereo vinyl releases have differences as follows:

First release: the front sleeve has the "STEREO/360° SOUND" inside a box with arrows logo to the right of the CBS logo at the top left of the front sleeve. Unlike most Australian Dylan releases, the record labels do not have the Allan's logo below the catalogue number to the right of the centre hole (Allan's were music publishers in Australia for Bob Dylan records between 1965 and 1969). The records have plain orange CBS labels with a royalty logo to "J. ALBERT & SON" in that position, as do the labels of the mono release, see Mono Album Releases. "Produced by Bob Johnston" is on one line. The copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - MX147653 SBP233345-1, Side 2 - MX147654-B SBP233345-2, Side 3 - MX147657 SBP233346-1, Side 4 - MX147658 SBP233346-2.

Second 1960s release: this has a similar front sleeve as the first release, but the "STEREO/360° SOUND"/arrows logo is higher and smaller. The records have plain orange CBS labels with "Produced by Bob Johnston" on two lines with the Albert royalty logo but no copyright credit to "Albert". It has the same text font on the labels as the mono release. The copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - MX147653 SBP233345-1, Side 2 - MX147654-B SBP233345-2, Side 3 - MX147657 SBP233346-1, Side 4 - MX147658 SBP233346-2 (as first release). As the matrix numbers are the same it's possible this is actually the first release. Lars M. Banke has a copy of a 1960s pressing in a sleeve with the stereo arrows on the front sleeve. Record one looks like the 3rd 1960s pressing, while Record two looks like the 2nd 1960s pressing. The records of this copy have matrix numbers: Side 1 - MX147653, Side 2 - MX147654, Side 3 - MX 147657.Side 4 - MX147658.

Third 1960s release: this has a front sleeve with a new "STEREO" logo without arrows. The records have plain orange CBS labels with "Produced by Bob Johnston" on two lines with the copyright credit to "Albert" and the royalty logo missing. The copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - A MX147653 - B SBP233345-1, Side 2 - A MX147654-C SBP233345-2, Side 3 - A/A MX147657 - B SBP-233346-1, Side 4 - A/A MXI47658 _C SBP-233346-2.

Fourth 1960s release: this has the same front sleeve as the third release with the "STEREO" logo without arrows. The records have plain orange CBS labels with "Produced by Bob Johnston" on two lines with the copyright credit to "Albert" in brackets and the royalty logo missing.

Fifth 1960s release: the front sleeve has the text "Stereo/CAN ALSO BE PLAYED ON MONO EQUIPMENT" below the CBS logo at top left. The records have plain orange CBS labels with "Produced by Bob Johnston" on one line and the copyright credit is to "Albert" (not in brackets) without the royalty logo. The copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - A MX147653 - B SBP233345-1, Side 2 - A MX147654-C SBP233345-2, Side 3 - A/A MX147657 - B SBP-233346-1, Side 4 - A/A MXI47658 _C SBP-233346-2. Lars M. Banke has a copy of this fifth 1960s pressing, but in a sleeve similar to the third/fourth 1960s pressing (without stereo arrows on the front sleeve).

Mid 1970s release: this again has the text "STEREO/CAN ALSO BE PLAYED ON MONO EQUIPMENT" to the right of the CBS logo. The record labels are the later CBS orange/yellow design, with the copyright credit to "Albert". The copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - A/A MX147653, Side 2 - A MX147654-C, Side 3 - A/A MX147657 - B, Side 4 - A MXI47658-F.

Late 1970s release: this again has the text "STEREO/CAN ALSO BE PLAYED ON MONO EQUIPMENT" to the right of the CBS logo. The record labels are again the later CBS orange/yellow design, this time crediting "Warner Bros.". The copyright text on the bottom edge is longer than on the mid 1970s release. This release has paper inner sleeves, which have text announcing their replacement of the polythene bags previously used for Australian vinyl releases. The second record of this copy is missing, which is why there are no label scans. The copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - A/A MX147653, Side 2 - A MX147654-C.

1983 release: this has the same sleeve as the previous release. The record labels are again the later CBS orange/yellow design, again crediting "Warner Bros." and with the longer copyright text. The main label difference is that "RECORD 1" and "RECORD 2" are added to the labels to the left of the centre hole.

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CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - front scan by Robert Kornovich (1980s release)

Thanks to Lars M. Banke, Stuart Moore, Peter Lindberg and Robert Kornovich for information and scans.


CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - detail of front, scan by Stuart Moore (1970s release)

CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (mid 1970s release)


CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (mid 1970s release)

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CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - detail of front, scan by Stuart Moore (1980s release)

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CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s release, after A.R.C. ownership change)


CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s release)

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CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s release)


CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - Side 3 scan by Stuart Moore (mid 1970s release)


CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - Side 4 scan by Stuart Moore (mid 1970s release)

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CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - detail of inner sleeve, scan by Stuart Moore (1980s release)


CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1983 release)


CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1983 release)


CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1983 release)

CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - Side 3 scan by Hans Seegers (1983 release)


CBS S2BP 220019 (Australia) - Side 4 scan by Hans Seegers (1983 release)


"Blonde On Blonde" - stereo cassette release, CBS 2PC 019 (Australia), mid 1970s:


CBS 2PC 019 (Australia) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara
This "Double Play" cassette release has minimal packaging - it has a short insert with just the track listing on the inside. The cassette is white with blue text printed directly on to it, there are no paper labels.
CBS 2PC 019 (Australia) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 2PC 019 (Australia) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 2PC 019 (Australia) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Blonde On Blonde" - stereo vinyl 2LP sets, CBS SBP-473314/473315 (New Zealand), Sep 1966, re-released 1974 and late 1970s:

CBS SBP-473314 (New Zealand) - 1960s releases:


CBS SBP-473314/473315 (New Zealand) - outside of gatefold sleeve, photo by Peter Lindberg (1960s release, regular sleeve)

The Sep 1966 release with plain orange CBS labels was the first stereo release of this album in New Zealand. According to Roger Ford this and the Australian release used the 1968 US mix. This release originally came in a unique mono/stereo sleeve with a monochrome version of the Bringing It All Back Home front sleeve on the back, printed in New Zealand by Whitcomb & Tombs Limited. The inner sleeve has the Claudia Cardinale photo.

The front of Arie de Reus' first release copy has a silver "STEREO" sticker, Lars M. Banke's later copy has a printed "STEREO"/arrows logo. Phoenix C's copy also has a printed "STEREO"/arrows logo, but it has a different "CBS" logo, just black instead of black/white.


CBS SBP-473314/473315 (New Zealand) - detail of front of gatefold sleeve with printed "STEREO" logo and different "CBS" logo, photo by Phoenix C (alternate 1966 release)


CBS SBP-473314/473315 (New Zealand) - front of gatefold sleeve with silver "STEREO" sticker, scan by Arie de Reus (1966 release in mono/stereo sleeve)


CBS SBP-473314/473315 (New Zealand) - detail of front of gatefold sleeve with silver "STEREO" sticker, scan by Arie de Reus (1966 release in mono/stereo sleeve)


CBS SBP-473314/473315 (New Zealand) - front of gatefold sleeve with printed "STEREO" logo, scan by Lars M. Banke (1960s release in stereo sleeve)


CBS SBP-473314/473315 (New Zealand) - detail of front of gatefold sleeve with printed "STEREO" logo, scan by Lars M. Banke (1960s release in mono/stereo sleeve)


CBS SBP-473314/473315 (New Zealand) - outside of gatefold sleeve with silver "STEREO" sticker, scan by Arie de Reus (1966 release in mono/stereo sleeve)


CBS SBP-473314/473315 (New Zealand) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Arie de Reus (1966 release in mono/stereo sleeve)


CBS SBP-473314/473315 (New Zealand) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Arie de Reus (1966 releases)


CBS SBP-473314 (New Zealand) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (record 1, Side 1) (1966 release)


CBS SBP-473314 (New Zealand) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (record 1, Side 1) (1966 release)


CBS SBP-473314 (New Zealand) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (record 1, Side 2) (1966 release)


CBS SBP-473315 (New Zealand) - Side 3 scan by Lars M. Banke (record 2, Side 1 - correct "SBP-473315") (1966 release)


CBS SBP-473315 (New Zealand) - Side 3 photo by Peter Lindberg (record 2, Side 1 - misprint "BP-473315") (1960s release)

CBS SBP-473315 (New Zealand) - Side 4 scan by Lars M. Banke (record 2, Side 4) (1966 release)

Peter Lindberg's 1960s copy comes in a regular gatefold sleeve - the labels are the same as the earlier releases, but the Side 3 label has the mono catalogue number CBS BP-472215, probably a misprint.

CBS SBP-473314 (New Zealand) - 1974-75 release:


CBS SBP 473314 (New Zealand) - Side 1 scan by Bill Hester (1974-75 release)


CBS SBP 473314 (New Zealand) - detail of Side 1, scan by Bill Hester (1974-75 release)


CBS SBP 473314 (New Zealand) - Side 2 scan by Bill Hester (1974-75 release)


CBS SBP 473315 (New Zealand) - Side 3 scan by Bill Hester (1974-75 release)

CBS SBP 473315 (New Zealand) - Side 4 scan by Bill Hester (1974-75 release)

The second set of orange CBS labels date from 1974-75, with a different label design, with the album title above the centre hole. The records come in a regular outer gatefold sleeve. Lars M. Banke's copy with these labels comes in an identical sleeve to the one shown below with records with orange/yellow CBS labels. Lars has another copy in a regular gatefold sleeve but which does not mention Phonogram on the inner sleeve. The records of this copy are put into the sleeve from the inside of the gatefold sleeve (not from the outside) – like some of the French mono Blonde On Blonde releases.

CBS SBP-473314 (New Zealand) - late 1970s release:


CBS SBP-473314 (New Zealand) -front scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1970s release)

The late 1970s release comes again in a regular outer gatefold sleeve and has orange/yellow CBS labels. It has a sleeve catalogue number of just SBP 473314, although the records are still numbered SBP 473314 and SBP 473315. These albums were marketed by Phonogram New Zealand (part of the Philips group, now Universal) on behalf of CBS and the records were made in New Zealand. There is a Phonogram logo on the inside of the late 1970s inner sleeve, but not on those of earlier releases.
CBS SBP-473314 (New Zealand) -front scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1970s release)


CBS SBP-473314 (New Zealand) - detail of front, photo by Marc Kuszel (late 1970s release)


CBS SBP-473314 (New Zealand) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, photo by Marc Kuszel (late 1970s release)


CBS SBP-473314 (New Zealand) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1970s release)


CBS SBP-473314 (New Zealand) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1970s release)


CBS SBP-473314 (New Zealand) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1970s release)


CBS SBP-473315 (New Zealand) - Side 3 scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1970s release)

CBS SBP-473315 (New Zealand) - Side 4 scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1970s release)

Thanks to Manuel García Jara, Peter Lindberg, Marc Kuszel, Bill Hester, Arie de Reus and Lars M. Banke for information and pictures.


"Blonde On Blonde" - vinyl stereo 2LP set, Columbia/CBS C2S 841 (Singapore/Malaysia), 1966 (three variants):


Columbia/CBS C2S 841 (Singapore/Malaysia) - front with "CBS" sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel

This album has the original 9 photo US sleeve and catalogue numbers but no country of origin. It was actually made by Hup Hup Records for the Singapore and Malaysian markets. Hup Hup Records in Malaysia and its associated company Life Records in Singapore and Hong Kong were the first regional licensees for foreign labels such as CBS, MCA and KAPP in South East Asia in the 1960s and 1970s. Records manufactured in Singapore were distributed in Malaysia through Hup Hup Records' own Music City store chain. (In the 1960s/1970s each record company had its own record store chain in Malaysia, Hup Hup had Music City, EMI had Music Scene, Decca had Decca Orient, and Phonogram (Philips, Vertigo, Fontana, etc.) had Musicorner.) Hup Hup Records continued issuing CBS and later CBS/Sony records in Malaysia until the mid 1970s, when they lost the CBS licence to EMI Malaysia/Singapore, who produced CBS/Sony titles with the orange/cream record labels such as The Basement Tapes, but in turn lost their license when CBS Malaysia was set up. CBS Malaysia manufactured cassettes locally but imported LPs, so Bob Dylan records were no longer made in Malaysia or Singapore.


Columbia/CBS C2S 841 (Singapore/Malaysia) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel
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Columbia/CBS CS 9316/C2S 841 (Singapore/Malaysia) - Side 1 scan by Gerard Germano


Columbia/CBS C2S 841 (Singapore/Malaysia) - detail of front with "CBS" sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia/CBS C2S 841 (Singapore/Malaysia) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia/CBS CS 9316/C2S 841 (Singapore/Malaysia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerard Germano ("XMS 113765" - incorrect)


Columbia/CBS CS 9316/C2S 841 (Singapore/Malaysia) - Side 2 scan by Gerard Germano


Columbia/CBS CS 9316/C2S 841 (Singapore/Malaysia) - detail of Side 2, scan by Gerard Germano ("XMS 113766" - incorrect)


Columbia/CBS C2S 841 (Singapore/Malaysia) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel ("PRINTED IN U.S.A.")

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Columbia/CBS CS 9317/C2S 841 (Singapore/Malaysia) - Side 3 scan by Gerard Germano


Columbia/CBS CS 9317/C2S 841 (Singapore/Malaysia) - detail of Side 3, scan by Gerard Germano ("XSM 113767" - correct)


Columbia/CBS CS 9317/C2S 841 (Singapore/Malaysia) - Side 4 scan by Gerard Germano


Columbia/CBS CS 9317/C2S 841 (Singapore/Malaysia) - detail of Side 4, scan by Gerard Germano ("XSM 113768" - correct)


Columbia/CBS CS 9317/C2S 841 (Singapore/Malaysia) - detail of alternate Side 3, scan by Gerd Rundel (title and "BOB DYLAN" in bold type, Side 4 titles are the same, as are Sides 3 and 4 of Gerard Germano's copy)


Columbia/CBS CS 9317/C2S 841 (Singapore/Malaysia) - alternate Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia/CBS CS 9317/C2S 841 (Singapore/Malaysia) - detail of alternate Side 3, scan by Gerd Rundel ("XMS 113767" - incorrect)


Columbia/CBS CS 9317/C2S 841 (Singapore/Malaysia) - alternate Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia/CBS CS 9317/C2S 841 (Singapore/Malaysia) - detail of alternate Side 4, scan by Gerd Rundel ("XMS 113768" - incorrect)


Columbia/CBS CS 9316/C2S 841 (Singapore/Malaysia) - second alternate Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia/CBS CS 9316/C2S 841 (Singapore/Malaysia) - detail of second alternate Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel ("XSM 113765" - correct)

Columbia/CBS CS 9316/C2S 841 (Singapore/Malaysia) - second alternate Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia/CBS CS 9316/C2S 841 (Singapore/Malaysia) - detail of second alternate Side 2, scan by Gerd Rundel ("XSM 113766" - correct)


Columbia/CBS CS 9317/C2S 841 (Singapore/Malaysia) - second alternate Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel ("XSM 113767" - correct as Gerard Germano's copy)


Columbia/CBS CS 9317/C2S 841 (Singapore/Malaysia) - detail of second alternate Side 3, scan by Gerd Rundel (title and "BOB DYLAN" in regular type, Side 4 titles are the same)


Columbia/CBS CS 9317/C2S 841 (Singapore/Malaysia) - second alternate Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia/CBS CS 9317/C2S 841 (Singapore/Malaysia) - detail of second alternate Side 4, scan by Gerd Rundel ("XSM 113768" - correct but "M" printed badly)

The front of the gatefold sleeve has a "CBS" sticker in the top left corner to obscure the "COLUMBIA" logo and the US catalogue number. The inside gatefold sleeve has “PRINTED IN USA” in the bottom right corner. The records have plain red US-style labels with three CBS logos and the white STEREO "360° SOUND" logo.

Gerard Germano's Side 1 and Side 2 record labels have incorrect matrix numbers “XMS 113765 / XMS 113766” printed to the right of the centre hole (correct would be: XSM 113765 / XSM 113766). Sides 3 and 4 are correctly printed. Gerd Rundel's first copy has the same Side 1 and Side 2 labels, but his copy also has incorrect matrix numbers on Sides 3 and 4! All the record labels of Gerd's second copy have correct matrix numbers “XSM …” to the right of the centre hole (however the “M” on the Side 4 label is badly printed). There is an important difference on the labels of record 2 of this copy - “BOB DYLAN” and the album title on Side 3 and Side 4 are not in bold characters as they are on the Side 1 and Side 2 labels of record 1.

The records of Gerard Germano's and both Gerd Rundel's copies have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1: XSM-113765, Side 2: XSM-113766, Side 3: XSM-113767, Side 4: XSM-113768. These are the correct matrix numbers that should be printed on the labels.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel and Gerard Germano for the scans, and to Hans Seegers for further extensive information.


"Rainy Day Women 12 & 35: Bob Dylan/Vol. 5" - promo and commercial stereo vinyl LPs, CBS YS-672-C (Japan), Sep 1966:
All Japanese Dylan releases before 1968, when Sony took over Columbia/CBS, were in stereo. All these Japanese CBS releases are very collectable and come with unique inserts and booklets. For the Japanese CBS Bob Dylan and Bob Dylan Vol. 2 albums, which were compilations, see the International Album Releases (Other Dylan Compilations) page. For Bob Dylan Vol. 3 and Bob Dylan Vol. 4, which were rebadged regular albums, see their respective pages (Vol. 3 was the first album Bob Dylan, Vol. 4 was The Times They Are A-Changin').

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CBS YS-672-C (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers
This release, with an exclusive sleeve, is actually the first part of Blonde On Blonde. As far as I know it used the original 1966 US mix. The second part below was not released in Japan until Mar 1967. The promo release has white labels with Japanese characters indicating a promo, the commercial release has orange CBS labels.

A pirated version of this album turned up in Taiwan in 1975 with the same sleeve as Rainy Day Women 12 & 35: Bob Dylan/Vol. 2, see Questionable Releases.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Scott Smith, Raoul Verolleman and Jeff Hunt for scans and information.

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First Records FL 1329 (Taiwan) - front scan by Raoul Verolleman

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CBS YS-672-C (Japan) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS YS-672-C (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Scott Smith (promo release)


CBS YS-672-C (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Scott Smith (promo release)


CBS YS-672-C (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


CBS YS-672-C (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


First Records FL 1329 (Taiwan) - alternate front scan by Jeff Hunt


"Blonde On Blonde: Bob Dylan! Vol. 6" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS YS-748-C (Japan), Mar 1967:

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CBS YS-748-C (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers

This release, again with an exclusive sleeve, is the belated second part of Blonde On Blonde. As far as I know it again used the original 1966 US mix. The promo release had white labels with Japanese characters indicating a promo, the commercial record had orange CBS labels.

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CBS YS-748-C (Japan) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS YS-748-C (Japan) - inner sleeve front, photo found by Ulf Gyllenspetz

CBS YS-748-C (Japan) - inner sleeve rear, photo found by Ulf Gyllenspetz

CBS YS-748-A (Japan) - test pressing Side 1 scan by Wil Gielen (Side 3 of Blonde On Blonde)


CBS YS-750-A (Japan) - test pressing Side 2 scan by Wil Gielen (no Dylan)


CBS YS-748-C (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Scott Smith (promo release)


CBS YS-748-C (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Scott Smith (promo release)


CBS YS-748-C (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


CBS YS-748-C (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

Wil Gielen has a test pressing with just Side 1 of this album (Side 3 of the 2LP set) with Polish music on the reverse (numbered YS-750-C)! The record labels are plain white with handwritten Japanese characters with the catalogue numbers rubber stamped. Thanks to Moise Potié for confirming that the Japanese characters on Side 1 translate as "Blonde On Blonde Bob Dylan Volume 6" and on Side 2 as "Beautiful Polish Folk Songs".

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Scott Smith and Wil Gielen for information and scans. Thanks to Ulf Gyllenspetz for finding pictures of the Columbia Japan inner sleeve.


"Blonde On Blonde" - vinyl 2LP set releases, CBS/Sony (Japan), 1970-1978:
For reported rarities with these releases, see 1966 Blonde On Blonde Rarities. This album was originally released in Japan in two parts: Record 1 - Rainy Day Women 12 & 35: Bob Dylan/Vol. 5, CBS YS-672-C, Sep 1966; Record 2 - Blonde On Blonde: Bob Dylan! Vol. 6, CBS YS-748-C, Mar 1967, see above. Roger Ford says all these releases used the original 1966 US stereo mix.

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CBS/Sony SONP 50158-159 (Japan, 1970) with side obi - photo by Seiji Murata

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CBS/Sony SONP 50158-159 (Japan, 1970) - detail of front, scan by Seiji Murata

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CBS/Sony SONP 50158-159 (Japan, 1970) - detail of insert, scan by Seiji Murata

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CBS/Sony SONP 50158-159 (Japan, 1970) - inside of gatefold, photo by Robert Kornovich (revised 7-photo layout, no song titles)

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CBS/Sony SONP 50158-159 (Japan, 1970) with side obi unfolded - photo by Seiji Murata


CBS/Sony SOPI 3-4 (Japan, 1973) - front with top obi, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS/Sony SOPI 3-4 (Japan, 1973) - detail of obi, scan by Hans Seegers
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CBS/Sony SONP 50158 (Japan, 1970) - Side 1 scan by Seiji Murata
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CBS/Sony SONP 50158 (Japan, 1970) - Side 2 scan by Seiji Murata

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CBS/Sony SONP 50159 (Japan, 1970) - Side 3 scan by Seiji Murata

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CBS/Sony SONP 50159 (Japan, 1970) - Side 4 scan by Seiji Murata


CBS/Sony SOPJ 47-48 (Japan, 1974) - front with top obi, scan by Wil Gielen

CBS/Sony SOPJ 47-48 (Japan, 1974) - rear with top obi, scan by Wil Gielen

CBS/Sony SOPJ 47-48 (Japan, 1974) - detail of obi, scan by Wil Gielen

CBS/Sony SOPJ 47-48 (Japan, 1974) - detail of rear, scan by Wil Gielen


CBS/Sony SOPJ 47 (Japan, 1974) - Side 1 scan by Wil Gielen (promo release)


CBS/Sony SOPJ 47 (Japan, 1974) - Side 1 scan by Wil Gielen (commercial release)

The CBS/Sony Japanese 2LP releases of Blonde On Blonde were:

1970: CBS/Sony SONP 50158-159 (side obi, four page insert in English and Japanese, the promo has yellow labels, commercial release orange/cream labels)

1973: CBS/Sony SOPI 3-4 (top obi, eight page stapled booklet in English and Japanese, promo has white labels, commercial release orange/cream labels)

1974: CBS/Sony SOPJ 47-48 (top obi, eight page stapled booklet in English and Japanese, promo has white labels, commercial release orange/cream labels)


CBS/Sony 40AP 274-5 (Japan, 1976-77) - front with obi, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)
1976: CBS/Sony 40AP 274-5 with red side obi with price ¥4,000. (eight page stapled booklet in English and Japanese, promo has white labels, commercial release orange/cream labels). The reverse of the obi has a list of Japanese Dylan releases with Hard Rain (Sep 1976) being the latest. The inside of the gatefold sleeve now has track titles, and the CBS/Sony logo is missing from upper left.

The records of the 1976 copy shown have matrix numbers: Side 1: 40AP-274A1  1 A 2 +, Side 2: 40AP-274B1  1 A 2, Side 3: 40AP-275A1  1 A 2, Side 4: 40AP-275B1  1 A 1.


CBS/Sony 40AP 274-5 (Japan, 1976-77) - detail of front of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (all three releases)


CBS/Sony 40AP 274-5 (Japan, 1976-77) - inside of gatefold sleeve with track titles and rear of obi, scan by Manuel García Jara (all three releases)


CBS/Sony 40AP 274-5 (Japan, 1976-77) - detail of front of obi, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)


CBS/Sony 40AP 274-5 (Japan, 1976-77) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (all three releases)

CBS/Sony 40AP 274-5 (Japan, 1976-77) - front of obi scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)

CBS/Sony 40AP 274-5 (Japan, 1976-77) - rear of obi scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)

CBS/Sony 40AP 274-5 (Japan, 1976-77) - front of booklet, scan by Manuel García Jara (all three releases)

CBS/Sony 40AP 274-5 (Japan, 1976-77) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (all three releases)

CBS/Sony 40AP 274-5 (Japan, 1976-77) - detail of front of booklet, scan by Manuel García Jara (all three releases)

CBS/Sony 40AP 274-5 (Japan, 1976-77) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (all three releases)


CBS/Sony 40AP 274-5 (Japan, 1976-77) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (all three releases)


CBS/Sony 40AP 274-5 (Japan, 1976-77) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (all three releases)

CBS/Sony 40AP 274-5 (Japan, 1976-77) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (all three releases)

CBS/Sony 40AP 274-5 (Japan, 1976-77) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (all three releases)

Early 1977: CBS/Sony 40AP 274-5 with brown side obi (eight page stapled booklet in English and Japanese, promo has white labels, commercial release orange/cream labels)

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CBS/Sony 40AP 274-5 (Japan, late 1977) - front with side obi, scan by Hans Seegers

Late 1977: CBS/Sony 40AP 274-5 with a wider brown side obi giving the 1978 Japan Tour dates (eight page stapled booklet in English and Japanese, promo has white labels, commercial release orange/cream labels)

Thanks to Roger Ford, Hans Seegers and Wil Gielen for information, and to Hans Seegers, Seiji Murata, Robert Kornovich, Wil Gielen and Manuel García Jara for pictures.


"Blonde On Blonde Vol. 1" - stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS S 62739 (NL), 1967(?), re-released mid-1970s, mid 1980s:
The release dates of the two Dutch and German single LPs of Blonde On Blonde are a mystery. In his book "Bob Dylan in the Netherlands 1965-1978" Tom Willems dates them as 1967, but Manuel García Jara says his father dated them in his notebook as Aug 1966. It is also surprising that Blonde On Blonde Vol. 1 is CBS S 62739, while Blonde On Blonde Vol. 2 is CBS S 62737. The intervening album, CBS S 62738, was the jazz album We'll Stick Together by the Louis van Dyke Trio, and this was released in Holland in Jul 1966. This would imply that the single LPs were actually released in 1966, a year before the Dutch release of the 2LP set! Tom Willems says these albums were planned to be released by CBS Holland on 8 Aug 1966, but were not in the end released until 1967, which is why the catalogue numbers are from 1966. Both record labels of these releases have "(P) 1967" at bottom right of the centre CBS logo.


CBS S 63 601 (West Germany) - detail of rear of 1969 Nashville Skyline promo poster, picture from eBay
Two 1967 issues of the Dutch music magazine "Musiek Expres" have adverts for Dylan records that support a later date than 1966 or even 1967 in Holland:
  • The Jan 1967 issue has an advert which lists all the then released Dylan LPs, EPs and singles, but does not mention Blonde On Blonde at all, ruling out a 1966 release date.
  • The Dec 1967 issue has an advert for Dylan releases including the 2LP Blonde On Blonde set, but does not mention the single LPs, ruling out a 1967 release date.

However, Arie de Reus says these single albums were not actually released until after the release of New Morning in Oct 1970, and then sold in Germany only (after CBS Germany stopped making their own albums and imported them from Holland instead)! The rear sleeves have no folded-over flaps, whereas Dutch sleeves from 1966-67 all have folded-over flaps, although this may just be because flaps would have covered the top and bottom text lines. However, a 1969 CBS West German promo poster for Nashville Skyline has a Dylan discography on the back including CBS S 62739 and CBS S 62737 as shown, which proves the albums were released before 1969. As New Morning in Oct 1970 was the last Dylan release made in Germany, these two albums definitely date from before then.

Roger Ford says the only copy he's seen of the separate release of Record 1 had the "revised" stereo mix that was released in the USA in 1968, although this was probably done after the album's first release in 1966.

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CBS S 62739 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1967 release)

CBS S 62739 is the first record only of Blonde On Blonde. It has a laminated front sleeve. The rear sleeve is the left-hand side of the inside of the gatefold edition, with the pictures being slightly larger. There are no folded-over flaps. The "57" in a white circle on the 1967 and first 1970s Dutch rear sleeves is printed, as is the black "P" in the bottom right-hand corner on all the rear sleeves. Also note the German text at front top left and rear bottom left on both this Dutch release and the German rear sleeve below.


CBS S 62739 (NL) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (all releases - German text)


CBS S 62738 (NL) - front picture from www.discogs.com

CBS S 62739 (NL) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (1970s releases)


CBS S 62739 (NL) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (all releases - German text)


CBS S 62739 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (with Dutch text on right, all releases)

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CBS S 62739 (NL) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (1967 release)


CBS S 62739 (NL) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1970s release)


CBS S 62739 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1967 and first 1970s releases - "57", missing on 1967 German release below)


CBS S 62739 (NL) - rear scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (second 1970s release)


CBS S 62739 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (second 1970s release - "54")


CBS S 62739 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (all releases - "P")


CBS S 62739 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Simon Blokker (1967 release)


CBS S 62739 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Simon Blokker (1967 release = "(P) 1967")


CBS S 62739 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Simon Blokker (1967 release)


CBS S 62739 (NL) - detail of Side 2, scan by Simon Blokker (1967 release = "(P) 1967")


CBS S 62739 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1970s releases)


CBS S 62739 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1970s releases)


CBS S 62739 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1970s releases)


CBS S 62739 (NL) - detail of spine, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (all releases)

The Dutch rear sleeve has "NL PRINTED IN HOLLAND", which is missing from the German rear sleeve, as is the "57" on the 1967 and first 1970s releases.

The record of Gerd Rundel's mid-1970s Dutch copy has orange/yellow CBS labels. This copy has two handwritten matrix numbers on each side: Side 1 - Ste-62739-A  S 66012-A III, Side 2 - Ste-62739-B  S 66012-B III. Sergio Mariano Romay has a second 1970s copy with the same record labels but with an important difference on the rear sleeve, the "57" in a circle has been replaced by "54" in a circle in a higher position, at rear top right. There was also a mid-1980s release where the record had red CBS labels, the same as the mid-1980s copy of CBS 62737 below - scans required!
 

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Gerd Rundel, Simon Blokker and Sergio Mariano Romay for information and scans. Thanks also to Ulf Gyllenspetz.


"Blonde On Blonde Vol. 1" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS S 62739 (West Germany), 1967(?) (two variants):
The West German release was for 1967 only (but see the dating comments above). The sleeve is laminated on the front only.


CBS S 62739 (West Germany) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (both variants)

The West German release comes in a similar sleeve to that of the Dutch release, with differences as shown. Additional text "D Made in Germany" has been added on the front sleeve, while the text "NL printed in holland" is missing from the rear sleeve.

In line with the three variants of the Vol. 2 release below, I have called the two variants here "1A" and "1B". Scans of a Vol. 1 variant 2 required!


CBS S 62739 (West Germany) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (both variants)


CBS S 62739 (West Germany) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel
(variant 1B)


CBS S 62739 (West Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Simon Blokker (variant 1A - no "P")


CBS S 62739 (West Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (both variants - without Dutch text "NL printed in holland" on right, compare with Dutch release above)


CBS S 62739 (West Germany) - detail of inner sleeve front, scan by Gerd Rundel (dated 1969 or later)


CBS S 62739 (West Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 1B - "P")


CBS S 62739 (West Germany) - inner sleeve front scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS S 62739 (West Germany) - inner sleeve rear scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS S 62739 (West Germany) - Side 1 scan by Simon Blokker (variant 1A)


CBS S 62739 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1, scan by Simon Blokker (variant 1A - "MADE IN GERMANY" at bottom)

CBS S 62739 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1, scan by Simon Blokker (alternate copy - "Made in Germany")


CBS S 62739 (West Germany) - Side 2 scan by Simon Blokker (variant 1A)


CBS S 62739 (West Germany) - detail of Side 2, scan by Simon Blokker (variant 1A - "Memphis Blues Again")


CBS S 62739 (West Germany) - detail of Side 2, scan by Simon Blokker (variant 1A - "Made in Germany")


CBS S 62739 (West Germany) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 1B)


CBS S 62739 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 1B - "MADE IN GERMANY" on left side below "33 STEREO")


CBS S 62739 (West Germany) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 1B)


CBS S 62739 (West Germany) - detail of Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 1B - "Stuck Inside Of Mobile with The")


CBS S 62739 (West Germany) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (both variants - additional text to that of Dutch release - "D Made in Germany")

The record of Gerd Rundel's German copy (variant 1B) has two matrix numbers stamped on each side: Side 1 - S 62739 A  639734 A, Side 2 - S 62739 B  639734 B. The rear sleeve has a "P" at bottom right. Gerd Rundel's record comes in an inner sleeve that can be dated 1969 or later, because it has illustrations of John Wesley Harding and Nashville Skyline. His German copy of CBS S 62737 comes in exactly the same inner sleeve. "MADE IN GERMANY" is in the circumference text on the left below "33 STEREO" and not at the bottom of the labels. Ronald Born thinks this label design is later than variant 1A.

Simon Blokker's copy (variant 1A) has no "P" on the rear sleeve and the record labels are completely different. The circumference text is different, and "MADE IN GERMANY" is at the bottom of the labels instead of being in the circumference text to the left. On the Side 2 label track 2 is listed as "Memphis Blues Again" instead of "Stuck Inside Of Memphis With The". The record has the same stamped matrix numbers as Gerd Rundel's copy and also has "MADE IN GERMANY" stamped in the vinyl on both sides as shown.

Lars Westerlund has a copy of the German CBS S 62739 which plays the correct tracks on both sides but the Side 1 label is that of Ray Conniff's World Of Hits (CBS S 62756)! The Side 2 label is correct.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel and Simon Blokker for information and scans.


"Blonde On Blonde Vol. 2" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS S 62737 (NL), 1967(?), re-released mid-1970s, mid-1980s:
See above for comments about the release date of this album and Vol. 1. Both record labels of the 1967 release have "(P) 1967" at bottom right of the centre CBS logo.

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CBS S 62737 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers (all releases)


CBS S 62737 (NL/West Germany) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (all releases)


CBS S 62737 (NL) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (all releases)


CBS S 62737 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (all releases)

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CBS S 62737 (NL) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (all releases)


CBS S 62737 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (all releases, missing on 1967 German release below)

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CBS S 62737 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1967 release)


CBS S 62737 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1967 release)


CBS S 62737 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1967 release - "(P) 1967")


CBS S 62737 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Simon Blokker (1967 release)


CBS S 62737 (NL) - detail of Side 2, scan by Simon Blokker (1967 release - "(P) 1967")


CBS S 62737 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Patrick Helfrich (1970s reissue)


CBS S 62737 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Patrick Helfrich (1970s reissue)


CBS S 62737 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Patrick Helfrich (1970s reissue)


CBS S 62737 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1980s reissue)

CBS S 62737 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1980s reissue)

CBS S 62737 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1980s reissue)


CBS S 62737 (NL) - detail of spine, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (all releases)

This is the second record only of Blonde On Blonde. It has a laminated front sleeve. Surprisingly, the catalogue number S 62737, is lower than that of Vol. 1, which is S 62739. (As noted above, the intervening album CBS S 62738 was by the Louis van Dyke Trio.) The rear sleeve is the right-hand side of the inside of the gatefold edition including the picture of Claudia Cardinale, with the pictures being slightly larger. There are no folded-over flaps. The white "P" in the bottom right-hand corner is printed, although the "IV" in the top right-hand corner of the Dutch release is on a silver foil sticker. Also note the German text at front top left and rear bottom left on both releases. The Dutch rear sleeve has "NL PRINTED IN HOLLAND" at bottom right, which is missing from the German rear sleeve.

This time Roger Ford says the only copy he's seen of the separate release of disc 2 had the "original" stereo mix from 1966.

Patrick Helfrich has a 1970s reissue of the album where the record has orange/yellow CBS labels and matrix numbers: Side 1 - cbs 01-62737-1A-2, Side 2 - 01-62737-1B-1. Sergio Mariano Romay has a 1980s copy in the same sleeve as shown where the record now has red CBS labels. The matrix numbers of this copy are: Side 1 - S 66012-C  CBS 01-62737-1A-2 (handwritten), Side 2 - only CBS 01-62737-1B-1 A (handwritten).

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Gerd Rundel, Sergio Mariano Romay and Simon Blokker for information and scans. Thanks also to Ulf Gyllenspetz.


"Blonde On Blonde Vol. 2" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS S 62737 (West Germany), 1967(?) (three variants):
Again, the West German release was for 1967 only (but see dating comments above). The sleeve is laminated on the front only.


CBS S 62737 (West Germany) - front scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS S 62737 (West Germany) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS S 62737 (West Germany) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS S 62737 (West Germany) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 1A - two song titles listed above CBS logo)


CBS S 62737 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 1A - "MADE IN GERMANY" bottom centre)


CBS S 62737 (West Germany) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 1A)


CBS S 62737 (West Germany) - Side 1 scan by Simon Blokker (variant 1B - two song titles listed above CBS logo)

CBS S 62737 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 1A - two song titles listed above CBS logo)

CBS S 62737 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1, scan by Simon Blokker (variant 1B - two song titles listed above CBS logo)


CBS S 62737 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1, scan by Simon Blokker (variant 1B - "MADE IN GERMANY" on left below "33 STEREO")


CBS S 62737 (West Germany) - Side 2 scan by Simon Blokker (variant 1B)


CBS S 62737 (West Germany) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2 - all song titles listed below CBS logo)


CBS S 62737 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2 - "MADE IN GERMANY" bottom centre as variant 1A, but completely different type face for titles)

CBS S 62737 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2 - all song titles listed below CBS logo in different type face)


CBS S 62737 (West Germany) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2)

The record of Gerd Rundel's German copy (variant 1A) has two matrix numbers stamped on each side: Side 1 - S 62737 A  639735 A, Side 2 - S 62737 B  639735 B. The printing on the first Side 1 label is much thicker than the printing on Side 2. Two song titles are listed above the centre hole on Side 1. "MADE IN GERMANY" is printed at bottom centre of the labels. This record comes in the same inner sleeve dated 1969 or later as Gerd's copy of CBS S 62739.

Simon Blokker has a copy in the same sleeve with the same label design with two song titles listed above the centre hole on Side 1. However, the German circumference text is different, with "MADE IN GERMANY" now printed on the left hand side of both labels below "33 STEREO" as shown in the detail scan. Ronald Born thinks this label design is later than variant 1A.

Manuel García Jara has a third copy that also comes in the same sleeve but has completely different record labels (variant 2). Not only is the text to the left and right of the centre hole different, all song titles on Side 1 are now printed below the CBS logo in a completely different type face, there are none above. This variant does however have "MADE IN GERMANY" again at bottom centre of the labels. I do not have a Vol. 1 equivalent with these labels.

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


"Blonde On Blonde" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, CBS S 66012 (NL), 1967, reissued 1970:

Misleading information!


"Hit Week" magazine #51 (NL), 2 Sep 1966 - front scan by Manuel García Jara
The Dutch magazine "Hit Week" #51, dated 2 Sep 1966, had Blonde On Blonde on the front cover with an article titled "BLONDE ON BLONDE IS GEWELDIG [BLONDE ON BLONDE IS AMAZING]".

The first line of the Dylan article says: "Sneller dan we hadden verwacht is de dubbel-elpee 'Blonde On Blonde' van Bob Dylan in ons land uitgekomen. [Faster than we had expected, the double-album 'Blonde On Blonde' by Bob Dylan is released in our country.]"

However, Tom Willems points out that this is very misleading - the picture is of the UK release, not the Dutch release, and the double albums were imported from the UK, as stated in his book "Bob Dylan in the Netherlands 1965-1979". Blonde On Blonde was not actually released in Holland until 1967, see below.


"Hit Week" magazine #51 (NL), 2 Sep 1966 - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara

"Hit Week" magazine #51 (NL), 2 Sep 1966 - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 66012 (NL), 1967, reissued 1970:


CBS S 66012 (NL) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)
This set, released at the same time in 1967 as the other stereo Dylan albums, has the original stereo mix on both LPs. The inside of the gatefold sleeve again has the nine picture design with Claudia Cardinale and an extra wide white border with stereo information at the top and bottom of the left hand panel. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again is listed as "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With Thee" on the inside of the gatefold sleeve and as "Memphis Blues Again" on the Side 2 label.

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CBS S 66012 (NL) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Robert Kornovich (1967 release)

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CBS S 66012 (NL) - front scan by Robert Kornovich (1967 release)


CBS S 66012 (NL) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)


CBS S 66012 (NL) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)

CBS S 66012 (NL) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)

CBS S 66012 (NL) - inner sleeve front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)

CBS S 66012 (NL) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release, extra text printed vertically)

CBS S 66012 (NL) - detail of front, scan by Jérémie Viala (1972 release)

CBS S 66012 (NL) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

CBS S 66012 (NL) - inner sleeve rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)

CBS S 66012 (NL) - copy with upside down inner gatefold (1970 release)

CBS S 66012 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

CBS S 66012 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

CBS S 66012 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

CBS S 66012 (NL) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

CBS S 66012 (NL) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

CBS S 66012 (NL) - copy with upside down inner gatefold (1970 release)

The 1970 reissue has a similar outer sleeve but on the outside of the gatefold sleeve the catalogue number above the CBS logo is half cut-off. There is extra text "NL printed in holland" printed vertically on the inside of the gatefold sleeve, missing from the 1967 release. The 1970 records are exactly the same as the 1967 records and this time have CBS inner sleeves showing contemporary 1970 CBS albums. The records of the 1970 copy shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - SDDP 66012 A1, Side 2 - SDDP 66012 B1, Side 3 - SDDP 66012 C1, Side 4 - SDDP 66012 D1.

Manuel García Jara has another copy of the 1970 release with the inside of the gatefold sleeve upside down! The records of this copy also have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - SDDP 66012 A1, Side 2 - SDDP 66012 B1, Side 3 - SDDP 66012 C1, Side 4 - SDDP 66012 D1. Jérémie Viala's copy looks identical to the 1970 copy shown but the inner sleeves have details of 1972 albums. On the front of this copy the catalogue number above the CBS logo is not cut-off. The records have matrix numbers: Side 1 - S 66012 AIII, Side 2 - S 66012 BIII, Side 3 - S 62737 A, Side 4 - S 62737 B.


CBS S 62739 (NL for Sweden) - front with Swedish sticker, picture found by Ulf Gyllenspetz (1971)
Ulf Gyllenspetz has found a Dutch copy of S 62739 in Sweden with a yellow Swedish sticker with text "SPECIAL PRICE/2 LPs for the price of 1 LP" which dates from around 1971. The inner gatefold sleeve has the picture of Claudia Cardinale as above.

The records are the same as for the 1970 Dutch release above and come in the same German inner sleeves with "Super Star-Serie" on the sleeve for Record 1, and "Gold-Serie" on the sleeve for Record 2 that were used for the records of the 1971 Dutch release of More Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits with the UK tracklist. This double album is listed here, where these inner sleeves are shown.


CBS S 62739 (NL for Sweden) - front Swedish sticker, picture found by Ulf Gyllenspetz (1971)

Thanks to Robert Kornovich and Manuel García Jara for information and scans. Special thanks to Manuel for the copy of the album with the inside of the gatefold sleeve upside down!


"Blonde On Blonde" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, CBS DK 1013 (NL/Denmark), 1967:


CBS DK 1013 (NL/Denmark) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Eddy Moors

This 2LP set is unique in that it is the only Dylan album made specifically for the Danish market! It has a unique Danish catalogue number but was manufactured in Holland. All other Dylan albums sold in Denmark were imported from the UK or Holland, and in some cases, imported from the USA with all the Columbia logos masked or covered by CBS logos. The sleeve is not laminated and has the Danish catalogue number on the front above the CBS logo.

The inside of the gatefold sleeve again has the nine picture design with Claudia Cardinale and an extra wide white border with stereo information at the top of the left hand panel. It also has "NL PRINTED IN HOLLAND" at the bottom right of the left hand panel. The records have orange CBS labels with text "MADE IN HOLLAND" and dated 1967. The matrix numbers of the copy shown are: Side 1 - STE 62739A   S66012Alll, Side 2 - STE 62739B   S66012Blll, Side 3 - 62737A, Side 4 - 62737B.


CBS DK 1013 (NL/Denmark) - front scan by Eddy Moors


CBS DK 1013 (NL/Denmark) - detail of front, scan by Eddy Moors


CBS DK 1013 (NL/Denmark) - detail of front, scan by Eddy Moors


CBS DK 1013 (NL/Denmark) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Eddy Moors


CBS DK 1013 (NL/Denmark) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Eddy Moors

CBS DK 1013 (NL/Denmark) - Side 1 scan by Eddy Moors

CBS DK 1013 (NL/Denmark) - detail of Side 1, scan by Eddy Moors

CBS DK 1013 (NL/Denmark) - detail of Side 1, scan by Eddy Moors

CBS DK 1013 (NL/Denmark) - Side 2 scan by Eddy Moors

CBS DK 1013 (NL/Denmark) - Side 3 scan by Eddy Moors

CBS DK 1013 (NL/Denmark) - Side 4 scan by Eddy Moors


CBS DK 1013 (NL/Denmark) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Eddy Moors

Thanks to Eddy Moors for information and scans.


"Blonde On Blonde" - promo vinyl 2LP set, CBS S 66012 (Spain for NL), 1972:


CBS S 66012 (Spain for NL) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara
This release with a record made in Spain has a Dutch sleeve. It has an identical sleeve to the 1970 Dutch release of CBS S 66012 listed above. The catalogue number above the CBS logo is again half cut-off, and the text "NL printed in holland" is printed vertically on the inside of the gatefold sleeve. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again is listed as "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With Thee" on the inside of the gatefold sleeve and as "Memphis Blues Again" on the Side 2 label.

The records were the right way round (unlike the 1972 COFASA Spanish release below) and have plain orange CBS labels with "MADE IN SPAIN" in English, but have the logo of the Dutch copyright organisation "C.C. BIEM" rather than the Spanish organisation "SGAE" so the album was intended for sale in Holland or another European country. They had plain inner sleeves. The records of the copy shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 113765-2A, Side 2 - XSM 113766-2D, Side 3 - XSM 113767-2D, Side 4 - XSM 113768-2L.
 


CBS S 66012 (Spain for NL) - detail of front of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 66012 (Spain for NL) - detail of front of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 66012 (Spain for NL) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (same as 1970 Dutch release above)

CBS S 66012 (Spain for NL) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (same as 1970 Dutch release above with "NL printed in holland")

CBS S 66012 (Spain for NL) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 66012 (Spain for NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 66012 (Spain for NL) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 66012 (Spain for NL) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 66012 (Spain for NL) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 66012 (Spain for NL) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (same as 1970 Dutch release above)

The copy shown was bought new in Rotterdam in Holland in Sep 1972. These records were made in Spain, but could not actually be sold in Spain because the records lacked the Spanish "SGAE" copyright organisation logo as mentioned above. They are certainly very collectable.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Blonde On Blonde" - vinyl 2LP set, CBS 66012 (NL), 1975:


CBS 66012 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Jonas Ruthenberg (1975 release)
Jonas Ruthenberg has a 2LP Blonde On Blonde reissue from Holland. The sleeve looks like that of the 2LP 1970 Dutch reissue with some minor differences: it is not laminated; -The catalogue number (S 66012) on the front cover above the CBS logo is not cut-off; the original nine photo inside design; Stereo information and extra text "NL printed in holland" on the outside; a small "2xU" in a circle at top right of the rear sleeve (right next to Dylan's right arm); Stuck Inside Of Mobile With Thee on the inside of the gatefold sleeve and Memphis Blues Again on the Side 2 label. Both LPs have the original stereo mix.
CBS 66202 (NL) - photo from discogs.com (Side 3 has this matrix number)

CBS 66012 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Jonas Ruthenberg (1975 release)

CBS 66012 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Jonas Ruthenberg (1975 release)

CBS 66012 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Jonas Ruthenberg (1975 release)

CBS 66012 (NL) - Side 3 scan by Jonas Ruthenberg (1975 release - with "66202" matrix number)

CBS 66012 (NL) - Side 4 scan by Jonas Ruthenberg (1975 release)

The records have mid to late 1970s CBS orange/yellow labels, exactly the same as those of the 1975 Swedish export copy below. This label style was used by CBS between 1974 and 1980 and has no "LC" number. The LC "Label Code" was introduced in Germany in May 1976 and in other European countries in 1977. This copy therefore must be a mid 1970s reissue from after 1974 and before 1977. The handwritten matrix numbers are strange: Side 1 - "Ste-62739-A  S 66012 - A  III (the "12" of the second number is underlined with a dash or something like that and there is a strange symbol about 3cm after the III which looks like a initial or a signature); Side 2 - "Ste-62739-B  S 66012 - B  III (with the dash and the symbol just like on side 1); Side 3 - 66202- C  S 62737-A (no dash and no strange symbol, but a small "H" in a circle about 10cm after the second number ("66202" is actually a Benny Goodman album catalogue number - see above!); Side 4 - S 62737 - B  66012-  D (no dash, no symbol, but again the small encircled "H"). Jonas thinks it looks like they used the stampers from the 1LP versions above (Vol. 1 "62739" and Vol. 2 "62737") and added the 2LP matrix-numbers. or maybe the matrix numbers were handwritten late on a Friday afternoon by someone who was in a hurry to get home for the weekend!


"Blonde On Blonde" - promo vinyl 2LP set, CBS S 66012 (NL for Sweden), 1975:


CBS S 66012 (NL for Sweden) - detail of front, photo by Goran Ekberg
This copy of the 1975 set was made in Holland, but imported to Sweden - it has a gold CBS Records, Sweden, promo stamp. The records have 1970s-style orange/yellow labels with just CBS 66012 as the catalogue number. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again is listed as "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The" on the inner sleeve and "Memphis Blues Again" on the record label (see photo on right). I don't know whether this uses the 1966 US mix or the 1968 US mix.

Thanks to Goran Ekberg for information and photos.


CBS S 66012 (NL for Sweden) - CBS Sweden promo stamp, photo by Goran Ekberg

CBS 66012 (NL for Sweden) - Side 2 photo by Goran Ekberg

"Blonde On Blonde" - vinyl 2LP set, CBS (S) 66012 (NL), late 1980s:


CBS S 66012 (NL) - front of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

The gatefold sleeve of this copy has catalogue number “CBS S 66012” while the records' red CBS labels just have “CBS 66012”. The gatefold sleeve has some differences from that of the 1991 release below:

  • CBS logo and catalogue number on top left of the front

  • “STEREO” and arrows on top right of the front

  • “CB|252” is printed (not stickered!) on the rear and there is no bottom text

  • There is no barcode

  • The inside gatefold sleeve has “66012” at bottom right and “CBS Is a Trademark of the Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc.”


CBS S 66012 (NL) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

CBS S 66012 (NL) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)


CBS S 66012 (NL) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)


CBS S 66012 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

CBS S 66012 (NL) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

CBS S 66012 (NL) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

CBS 66012 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

CBS 66012 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

CBS 66012 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

CBS 66012 (NL) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

CBS 66012 (NL) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)


CBS S 66012 (NL) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)


CBS S 66012 (NL) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

The matrix numbers of this copy are very confusing (especially on Side 4): Side 1 - 01-62739-4A-1 (stamped), 01-66012-20 4A1 (handwritten), Side 2 - 01-62739-2B-1 (stamped), Side 3 - S 66012-C (handwritten), CBS 01-62737-1A-2 (stamped), Side 4 - 01-62737-20 B (handwritten), 01-66012-1D-1 (stamped), 01-62737-1B-1 (handwritten). Side 1, Side 2 and Side 4 also have “NL” stamped in the vinyl.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"Blonde On Blonde" - vinyl 2LP set, Columbia 66012 1 (NL for France), 1991:


Columbia 66012 1 (NL for France) - front of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel

The 1990s Columbia Holland for France release has no CBS logo/stereo arrow or catalogue number on the front sleeve. The rear sleeve has a barcode and a small sticker with “CB|252” (upside down). The inside of the gatefold sleeve has the original nine picture design with Claudia Cardinale. There is a small number “01-066012-20” on the inside and rear of the gatefold sleeve. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again is listed as “Stuck Inside Of Mobile With Thee” on the inside of the gatefold sleeve and “Memphis Blues Again” on the Side 2 record label. The records have red “COLUMBIA” labels with the French "SACEM" copyright organisation logo to the left of the centre hole. The copies shown have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 01 66012 20 1A1, Side 2 - 01 66012 20 1B1, Side 3 - 01 66012 20 1C1, Side 4 - 01 66012 20 1D1.


Columbia 66012 1 (NL for France) - rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia 66012 1 (NL for France) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia 66012 1 (NL for France) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve with upside down "CB|252" sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia 66012 1 (NL for France) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia 66012 1 (NL for France) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia 66012 1 (NL for France) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia 66012 1 (NL for France) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel ("MADE IN HOLLAND")

Columbia 66012 1 (NL for France) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (French "SACEM" logo)

Columbia 66012 1 (NL for France) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel ("MEMPHIS BLUES AGAIN")

Columbia 66012 1 (NL for France) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia 66012 1 (NL for France) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia 66012 1 (NL for France) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"Blonde On Blonde" - vinyl 2LP set releases, CBS S 66012 (Spain), 1972 (twice), 1975, late 1975/early 1976, 1978; CBS/Sony S 66012 (Spain), 1991:


Letter from Spanish Ministry of Information to Discos CBS Spain, 8 Nov 1971, re Blonde On Blonde, scan by Manuel García Jara
For a complete history of this album in Spain and its very tortuous release, see the article "Dylan Classics in the Spanish Tongue" by Juan B. Heinink on his web-site . Contrary to previous reports this album was not banned by the Franco regime in the 1960s.
Lyrics of Just Like A Woman with "DENEGADO [DENIED]" Spanish censor stamp, scan by Manuel García Jara

Letter from Discos CBS Spain, 17 Nov 1971, re Blonde On Blonde, scan by Manuel García Jara

The original 1971 documents shown above are reproduced in the book "Veneno en dosis camufladas. La censura en los discos de pop-rock durante el franquismo" ("Poison in camouflaged doses. Censorship in pop-rock albums under Franco's regime") by Xavier Valiño, ed. Milenio). The censors refused the publication of six tracks (8 Nov 1971): Just Like A Woman (see scan with the text "Denegado [Denied]" stamped over the lyrics); Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat ("obscene"), I Want You, Obviously Five Believers, Temporary Like Achilles ("possible homosexuality") and 4th Time Around ("immoral"). Surprisingly, Just Like A Woman and I Want You had already been released for almost two years, included on Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits. CBS Spain replied on 17 Nov 1971, giving two reasons why the album should be released: the first is because of economy "we have 1000 double albums ready to sale and to destroy those albums would be an significant loss to our company"; but the second reason is amazing: Bob Dylan "is an obscure lyricist, who writes in American slang, very difficult to understand even for Spanish people who speak English correctly. His songs are composed without any structure and they are just meaningless ideas."(!!!). Blonde On Blonde was eventually authorised and released in Spain in 1972.

CBS S 66012 (Spain), 1972 (COFASA release):


CBS S 66012 (Spain) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 CBS release, COFASA release is the same)
The 1972 release with the same catalogue number as the Dutch release above was the first time this album had been released in Spain.


CBS S 66012 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 CBS release, COFASA release is the same)

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CBS S 66012 (Spain) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (1972 COFASA release, CBS release is the same)

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CBS S 66012 (Spain) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers (1972 COFASA release with limited edition number and info about free single)

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CBS S 66012 (Spain) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve with limited edition number and info about free single, scan by Hans Seegers (1972 COFASA release)

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CBS S 66012 (Spain) - inner sleeve for Record 1, front scan by Hans Seegers (1972 COFASA release, regular Side 3)


CBS S 66012 (Spain) - detail of inner sleeve for Record 1, front scan by Hans Seegers (1972 COFASA release, regular Side 3, corrected by owner!)

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CBS S 66012 (Spain) - inner sleeve for Record 1, rear scan by Hans Seegers (1972 COFASA release, regular Side 4)


CBS S 66012 (Spain) - inner sleeve for Record 1, front scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 CBS release)

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CBS S 66012 (Spain) - inner sleeve for Record 2, front scan by Hans Seegers (1972 COFASA release, regular Side 1)


CBS S 66012 (Spain) - detail of inner sleeve for Record 2, front scan by Hans Seegers (1972 COFASA release, regular Side 1, corrected by owner!)
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CBS S 66012 (Spain) - inner sleeve for Record 2, rear scan by Hans Seegers (1972 COFASA release, regular Side 2)
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CBS S 66012 (Spain) - insert front scan by Hans Seegers (1972 COFASA release)
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CBS S 66012 (Spain) - insert rear scan by Hans Seegers (1972 COFASA release)
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CBS S 66012 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1972 COFASA release, regular Side 3)


CBS S 66012 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1972 COFASA release, regular Side 3)

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CBS S 66012 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1972 COFASA release, regular Side 4)
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CBS S 66012 (Spain) - Side 3 scan by Hans Seegers (1972 COFASA release, regular Side 1)

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CBS S 66012 (Spain) - Side 4 scan by Hans Seegers (1972 COFASA release, regular Side 2)

The first release of the album was made by COFASA on behalf of Discos CBS S.A. and was a Limited Edition of 2000 with a free single in a picture sleeve, Bob Dylan Con The Band, see 1972.

The gatefold sleeve was printed by Offset ALG of Madrid for CBS and uses the replacement US 7-picture design with the limited edition number and details of the free single (wrongly titled as Bob Dylan Y The Band) at lower centre right. The records of the COFASA release had orange 1960s-style CBS labels. The records were switched, so that the regular Sides 1 and 2 were on Record 2 and the regular Sides 3 and 4 were on Record 1! The records were in printed inner sleeves with the English lyrics (with record side numbers corrected by the original owner) and there was also a double-sided insert with text about the album and reviews in Spanish. The title of Pledging My Time was misprinted as "PLEDGINS MY TIME". Juan B. Heinink's copy was pressed by COFASA for CBS from probably a US matrix and has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 113767-2D (should be Side 3), Side 2 - XSM 113768-2L (should be Side 4), Side 3 - XSM 113765-2A (should be Side 1), Side 4 - XSM 113766-2D (should be Side 2).

CBS S 66012 (Spain), 1972 (CBS release):


CBS S 66012 (Spain) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 CBS release)

The album was released later in 1972 by CBS. This time there was no free single and the inside of the gatefold sleeve, again printed by Offset ALG of Madrid for CBS, no longer mentions it. The records of the 1972 CBS release were the right way round and Manuel García Jara's copy has US matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 113765-2A, Side 2 - XSM 113766-2D, Side 3 - XSM 113767-2D, Side 4 - XSM 113768-2L.


CBS S 66012 (Spain) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 CBS release, normal seven-picture US replacement design)


CBS S 66012 (Spain) - inner sleeve for Record 1, detail of front scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 CBS release, the corresponding COFASA sleeve has the same mistake)


CBS S 66012 (Spain) - inner sleeve for Record 1, rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 CBS release)


CBS S 66012 (Spain) - inner sleeve for Record 2, front scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 CBS release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - inner sleeve for Record 2, rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 CBS release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - insert front scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 CBS release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - insert rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 CBS release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 CBS release)


CBS S 66012 (Spain) - detail of Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 CBS release)


CBS S 66012 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 CBS release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 CBS release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 CBS release)


CBS S 66012 (Spain) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 CBS release)


CBS S 66012 (Spain) - detail of rear of inner sleeve for Record 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 CBS release)


CBS S 66012 (Spain) - detail of rear of inner sleeve for Record 2, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 CBS release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain), 1975:

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CBS S 66012 (Spain) - detail of front with sticker, scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)

The album was re-released in Spain in 1975. The front sleeve has a round orange sticker with black text "ALBUM 2 DISCOS PRECIO ESPECIAL [2 RECORD ALBUM SPECIAL PRICE]". The records of the 1975 release were again the right way round and had orange/yellow 1970s-style labels. The 1975 release had the 1972 CBS release inner sleeves and insert. Stuck Inside of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again is this time titled "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The" on the Side 2 label!

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CBS S 66012 (Spain) - front sticker scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)


CBS S 66012 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)

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CBS S 66012 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)

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CBS S 66012 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)

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CBS S 66012 (Spain) - Side 3 scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)
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CBS S 66012 (Spain) - Side 4 scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)


CBS S 66012 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release, compare with late 1975/early 1976 release below)

CBS S 66012 (Spain), late 1975:


CBS S 66012 (Spain) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1975 release)
This copy of the album seems also to date from late 1975. Like the 1975 release above, it comes in the same sleeve as Manuel's 1972 copy and the records have orange/yellow 1970s-style labels. Again like the 1975 release, it had the 1972 CBS release inner sleeves and insert. Stuck Inside of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again is again titled "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The" on the Side 2 label.
CBS S 66012 (Spain) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1975 release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1975 release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1975 release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - Side 3 scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1975 release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1975 release, compare with late 1975/early 1976 release below))

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1975 release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - Side 4 scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1975 release)

The record labels look very similar to those of Manuel's late 1975/early 1976 copy with the speed information in the same position - the most obvious difference is that "SGAE" is still in a box.

The records of the copy shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 113765 -4D (stamped), Side 2 - XSM 113766-4A (stamped) 66012 B (handwritten), Side 3 - XSM 113767-4C (stamped) 66012 C (handwritten), Side 4 - XSM 113768-3E (stamped) 66012 B2 (handwritten). Strangely there is no handwritten "66012" matrix number on Side 1.

CBS S 66012 (Spain), late 1975/early 1976:


CBS S 66012 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1975/early 1976 release)

This Spanish copy of Blonde on Blonde (CBS S 66012) comes in the same sleeve as the 1972-75 releases. The orange/yellow CBS record labels look like those of the 1975 release (without the stereo arrows) but “33” to the left of the centre hole is now directly under "ESTEREO", not further to the right. Manuel García Jara's late 1975/early 1976 copy has the speed information in an intermediate position between those of the two copies shown!


CBS S 66012 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1975/early 1976 release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1975/early 1976 release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - Side 3 scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1975/early 1976 release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1975/early 1976 release, compare with 1975 release above)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1975/early 1976 release, track 2 title on one line)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - Side 4 scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1975/early 1976 release)

Another noticeable difference from the 1975 release labels is that the "SGAE" logo is now not in a box, unlike on the labels of the most common releases. The matrix numbers of Lars' copy are: Side 1 - XSM-113765-4D, Side 2 - 01-21099, Side 3 - XSM-113767-4C, Side 4 - XSM-113768-3E.

CBS S 66012 (Spain), 1975-78:


CBS S 66012 (Spain) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve with sticker, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1975-78 release)
Sergio Mariano Romay's copy was released some time between 1975 and 1978. The gatefold sleeve is fully laminated front and rear, and the "STEREO"/arrows logo on the front has been erased. The front also has an orange sticker with black text “ALBUM 2 DISCOS PRECIO ESPECIAL [2 RECORD ALBUM SPECIAL PRICE]” as shown above.
CBS S 66012 (Spain) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve with printer details, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1975-78 release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - detail of front of gatefold sleeve with "STEREO"/arrows logo erased, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1975-78 release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - inner sleeve 1 front scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1975-78 release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - detail of inner sleeve 1 front, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1975-78 release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - inner sleeve 1 rear scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1975-78 release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - inner sleeve 2 front scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1975-78 release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - detail of inner sleeve 2 front, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1975-78 release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - inner sleeve 2 rear scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1975-78 release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - detail of inner sleeve 2 rear, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1975-78 release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1975-78 release)


CBS S 66012 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1975-78 release - "M-12563-1971" to right of centre hole, should be "M-12562-1971", "SGAE" back in a box)


CBS S 66012 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1975-78 release)


CBS S 66012 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1975-78 release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - Side 3 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1975-78 release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - detail of Side 2, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1975-78 release - track 2 title split over two lines)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - detail of Side 3, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1975-78 release - "M-12562-1971" to right of centre hole, should be "M-12563-1971")

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - Side 4 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1975-78 release)

On the rear of the gatefold sleeve at bottom left there is a sticker of “Galerías Preciados” (a Spanish department store group founded in 1943 which disappeared in 1995, when it was absorbed by rival group El Corte Inglés. The group took his name from the Preciados street in the city of Madrid, where the first commercial venue was situated. This gatefold sleeve was printed by "Offset ALG – San Raimundo, 31 – Madrid-20".

The records were in printed inner sleeves with the English lyrics, and there was also a double-sided insert with text about the album and reviews in Spanish (as for 1972 COFASA and 1972 CBS releases). Again, the title of Pledging My Time was misprinted as “PLEDGINS MY TIME”. These inner sleeves have “Copyright © 1966 DWARF MUSIC” at the bottom plus “Offset ALG – San Raimundo, 31 – Madrid-20” on the rear of the second sleeve (unlike the inner sleeves of previous releases, where the text was longer).

The records have orange/yellow 1970s style CBS labels, with significant differences in text layout from the previous release:

The records of this copy have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 113765-4D, Side 2 - XSM 113766-4A, Side 3 - XSM 113767-4C, Side 4 - XSM 113768-3E.

CBS S 66012 (Spain), 1978:


CBS S 66012 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)

In 1978 CBS reissued all the Dylan albums in Spain. The 1978 sleeve is identical to previous releases, without the sticker of the 1975 release. This album has the inner sleeve with lyrics, but the previous address of CBS Spain ("Calle Princesa 1") is absent. Blonde On Blonde is the only Spanish Dylan album without the Discos CBS Madrid address on the sleeve (only the printer's information is on the inner gatefold)! The orange/yellow CBS record labels have a different design and Stuck Inside of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again is again titled "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The" on the Side 2 label. The records of the copy shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 113765-4D, Side 2 - XSM 113766-4A, Side 3 - XSM 113767-4A, Side 4 - XSM 113768-3D.

CBS S 66012 (Spain), late 1980s:


CBS S 66012 (Spain) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1980s release)
The late 1980s set has again the double-sided insert from the 1972 release with comments from some Spanish critics. The records were made by Tecnodisco SA and have red CBS labels. The Sides are numbered: Disco 1, Sides 1 and 2, Disco 2, Side 1 and 2. The copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM118765-4B, Side 2 - 66012-B, Side 3 - XSM118767-4C, Side 4 - XSM118768-3E.
CBS S 66012 (Spain) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1980s release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (Record 1, Side 1, late 1980s release)


CBS S 66012 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1980s release)


CBS S 66012 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (Record 1, Side 2, late 1980s release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - Side 3 scan by Lars M. Banke (Record 2, Side 1, late 1980s release)

CBS S 66012 (Spain) - Side 4 scan by Lars M. Banke (Record 2, Side 2, late 1980s release)

CBS/Sony S 66012 (Spain), 1991:

In 1991 Discos CBS Spain released a "20th Anniversary Edition". This was actually the 20th anniversary of CBS in Spain, not of the album. Three Dylan albums were chosen for this series: Greatest Hits and Nashville Skyline (originally released in Spain in 1970) were reissued in 1990 and this copy of Blonde On Blonde was reissued in 1991.


CBS/Sony S 66012 (Spain) - outside of gatefold sleeve with front sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (1991 release)
The sleeve is same as those of previous releases with the CBS logo even though this album was reissued with CBS/Sony labels. The front has a black sticker with gold text bordered in red "Blonde On Blonde - 20 Aniversario 1971-1991". The inner gatefold and inner sleeve are the same as the original edition, except for the detail shown: the printer's new address: "Offset ALG/San Raimundo, 31/28039 - Madrid". The set has again the double-sided insert from the 1972 release with comments from some Spanish critics. The records were made by Tecnodisco SA and have red CBS/Sony labels. The sides are now numbered 1 to 4. The copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1: XSM113765-4D, Side 2: 66012-B, Side 3: XSM113767-4C, Side 4: XSM113768-3E (stamped) 66012-B2 (handwritten).


CBS/Sony S 66012 (Spain) - front sticker scan by Manuel García Jara (1991 release)


CBS/Sony S 66012 (Spain) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1991 release)

CBS/Sony S 66012 (Spain) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1991 release)

CBS/Sony S 66012 (Spain) - inner sleeve for Record 1, rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1991 release)

CBS/Sony S 66012 (Spain) - detail of inner sleeve for Record 1, rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1991 release)

CBS/Sony S 66012 (Spain) - inner sleeve for Record 2, rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1991 release)

CBS/Sony S 66012 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1991 release)

CBS/Sony S 66012 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1991 release)

CBS/Sony S 66012 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1991 release)

CBS/Sony S 66012 (Spain) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (1991 release)

CBS/Sony S 66012 (Spain) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (1991 release)

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Manuel García Jara and Juan B. Heinink for information and to Hans Seegers and Manuel García Jara for scans.


"Blonde On Blonde" - stereo two cassette release, CBS 40-66012 (Spain), 1976:


CBS 40-66012 (Spain) - outside of unfolded cassette 1 insert, scan by Manuel García Jara
This is the first cassette release of this album in Spain and comes as two separate cassettes with orange CBS paper labels. The inside of each cassette insert has a list of current CBS Spain cassette releases, including Blood On The Tracks by "Bob Dyland"!

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS 40-66012 (Spain) - outside of unfolded cassette 2 insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 40-66012 (Spain) - inside of unfolded cassette 1 insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (cassette 2 insert is identical)

CBS 40-66012 (Spain) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 40-66012 (Spain) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 40-66012 (Spain) - cassette Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 40-66012 (Spain) - cassette Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara

"Blonde On Blonde" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, CBS S 66012 (France), 1974:

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CBS S 66012 (France) - French liner notes - scan by Jean-Luc Sarrabayrouse
Thanks to Jean-Luc Sarrabayrouse for the information about a French LP release of Blonde On Blonde. He says "There is harmonium on 4th Time Around on the LP I bought in France in 1974 (CBS S 66012 ), it is not the first French version; the sleeve was printed in Holland, disc one was made in Spain and disc 2 in Holland, this is the version distributed by CBS France in 1974. The inside gatefold sleeve has the Claudia Cardinale picture. I think the first French releases (the ones with the text inside) are in mono only." (See International Mono Releases.)

(R-0063, an alternate mix of 4th Time Around without the harmonium-sounding keyboard instrument, appeared on the first French vinyl release, see 1966 Blonde On Blonde Rarities.)

Thanks to Jean-Luc Sarrabayrouse for the information that there are two different sleeves for this album - the first variant has openings for the records on the outsides of the gatefold sleeve as normal, but there is also a variant where the openings are in the centre of the gatefold sleeve, at the centre fold.

More scans of this release required!


"Blonde On Blonde" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, CBS AGP.9/10 (South Africa), 1975:


CBS AGP.9/10 (South Africa) - front scan by Arie de Reus
This set was a reissue, the original 2LP set had an "ASF" catalogue number - scans required.

The inside of the gatefold sleeve has the original nine photo layout including Claudia Cardinale. The records have orange CBS labels. Track 2 on Side 2 is listed as "Memphis Blues Again". The South African reissue of Self Portrait in 1975 was CBS AGP.11/12, the next catalogue numbers after this.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for finding this on eBay and to Arie de Reus for scans.


CBS AGP.9/10 (South Africa) - Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus

CBS AGP.9/10 (South Africa) - detail of front, scan by Arie de Reus

CBS AGP.9/10 (South Africa) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Arie de Reus

CBS AGP.9/10 (South Africa) - Side 2 scan by Arie de Reus

CBS AGP.9/10 (South Africa) - Side 3 scan by Arie de Reus

CBS AGP.9/10 (South Africa) - Side 4 scan by Arie de Reus

"Blonde On Blonde" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, CBS S 66012 (Portugal), mid-1970s:


CBS S 66012 (Portugal) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara
This very rare double album with gatefold sleeve was released in Portugal in the mid 1970s. Although it has the same gatefold of the Dutch double set released in 1967 (except for the details shown), this album was made in Portugal by Rádio Triunfo, Lda and printed by Gráficos Reunidos, Porto. It is dated 1967 on the inner gatefold.

The records have orange/yellow 1970s style CBS labels with much less colour gradation than the Spanish labels immediately above. Sides 2 and 3 have stamps from an English record shop in Southampton. On Side 4 the writer's credit is incorrectly shown as "Dob Dylan"! The records of the copy shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - S-66012-A III (handwritten), Side 2 - S-66012-B III (handwritten), Side 3 - S-66012-C (handwritten), Side 4 - OI 66012-D (stamped).

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


CBS S 66012 (Portugal) - detail of outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 66012 (Portugal) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 66012 (Portugal) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 66012 (Portugal) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 66012 (Portugal) - detail of outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 66012 (Portugal) - detail of outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 66012 (Portugal) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 66012 (Portugal) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 66012 (Portugal) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 66012 (Portugal) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (incorrect writer's credit "Dob Dylan"!)

"Blonde On Blonde" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, CBS 66012 (Greece), mid-1970s:


CBS 66012 (Greece) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
This is the rare Greek release of Blonde On Blonde, released in the mid 1970s and manufactured by Diski CBS A.E.B.E, Greece. The sleeve is based on the Dutch release above with the half cut-off CBS logo. The inner gatefold has the Claudia Cardinale 9 photo layout with stereo information at top left and information about the Greek manufacturer at bottom left.

This album is a sampler copy: note the stamped "K99" (an Athens radio station) on the rear of the outer gatefold sleeve and on record labels 1 and 3.


CBS 66012 (Greece) - detail of front of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 66012 (Greece) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 66012 (Greece) - detail of front of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 66012 (Greece) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve with radio station stamp, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 66012 (Greece) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 66012 (Greece) - Side 1 with radio station stamp, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 66012 (Greece) - detail of Side 1 with radio station stamp, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 66012 (Greece) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (track 2 is "Memphis Blues Again")


CBS 66012 (Greece) - Side 3 with radio station stamp, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 66012 (Greece) - detail of Side 3 with radio station stamp, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 66012 (Greece) - detail of Side 3, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 66012 (Greece) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 66012 (Greece) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara ("STEREO" information and "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With Thee")


CBS 66012 (Greece) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (manufacturing information)

The records have orange/yellow CBS labels but they are different from each other: the labels of record 1 have copyright text around the circumference in English only; the labels of record 2 are noticeable darker and they have the copyright text in English and Greek. The copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1: S 66012-A III, Side 2: S 66012-B III, Side 3: S 66012-C  Ste-62377-A, Side 4: S 66012-D  Ste-62377-B.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Blonde On Blonde" - stereo vinyl 2LP releases, Globus International 21 065-1 312/21 066-1 312 (Czechoslovakia), 1991:


Globus International 21 065-1 312/21 066-1 312 (Czechoslovakia) - front scan by Lukáš Berný
This 2LP set was released by Globus International in the former joined country of Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic and Slovakia) under licence from Sony Music Entertainment Ltd. It does not have a gatefold sleeve, just a slightly wider regular sleeve holding two LPs, so the photos from the inner sleeve are all missing. The records have black Globus labels. Promo copies have additional text of "PROMOTIONAL COPY NOT FOR SALE" on the record labels in English and Czech. As well as the standard editions in black vinyl, the records were also released in Limited Editions in red and blue multicoloured vinyl, and in blue, pink, yellow and green solid coloured vinyl!

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Ulf Gyllenspetz, Dietmar Petschl, Wiebke Dittmer and Lukáš Berný for information and pictures.


Globus International 21 065-1 312/21 066-1 312 (Czechoslovakia) - rear scan by Lukáš Berný


Globus International 21 065-1 312/21 066-1 312 (Czechoslovakia) - detail of rear, scan by Lukáš Berný


Globus International 21 066-1 312 (Czechoslovakia) - Side 3 scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


Globus International 21 066-1 312 (Czechoslovakia) - detail of Side 3, scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


Globus International 21 066-1 312 (Czechoslovakia) - blue multicoloured vinyl Side 3 scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


Globus International 21 065-1 312 (Czechoslovakia) - Side 1 photo by Ulf Gyllenspetz


Globus International 21 065-1 312 (Czechoslovakia) - Side 2 photo by Ulf Gyllenspetz


Globus International 21 066-1 312 (Czechoslovakia) - Side 3 photo by Ulf Gyllenspetz


Globus International 21 066-1 312 (Czechoslovakia) - Side 4 photo by Ulf Gyllenspetz


Globus International 21 066-1 312 (Czechoslovakia) - blue multicoloured vinyl Side 3 scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


Globus International 21 066-1 312 (Czechoslovakia) - red multicoloured vinyl Side 3 scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


Globus International 21 065-1 312 (Czechoslovakia) - blue vinyl Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


Globus International 21 065-1 312 (Czechoslovakia) - pink vinyl Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


Globus International 21 066-1 312 (Czechoslovakia) - yellow vinyl Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


Globus International 21 066-1 312 (Czechoslovakia) - yellow vinyl Side 3 scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


Globus International 21 066-1 312 (Czechoslovakia) - green vinyl Side 3 scan by Dietmar Petschl (commercial release)


Globus International 21 066-1 312 (Czechoslovakia) - green vinyl Side 4 scan by Dietmar Petschl (commercial release)


Globus International 21 065-1 312/21 066-1 312 (Czechoslovakia) - detail of rear, scan by Lukáš Berný


"Blonde On Blonde" - remastered stereo vinyl 2LP set, Sony Music Custom Marketing Group (catalogue number?) (Europe), 20 Nov 2015:

This 2LP set comes with an MP3 version of the album. More information will be added when available.

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for information.


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