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This is the first part of a separate multi-year list by release date of commercially-released Bob Dylan stereo compilation albums (including Greatest Hits albums with non-standard tracklists) that have been referred to me but do not qualify for my Searching For A Gem list because they contain only performances which are all available on officially released Dylan albums. 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. Thanks to Hans Seegers for all the exclusive CBS Japanese releases, etc.! Promo-only Dylan compilation albums are now included here also. Because of the large number of entries, releases of Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits with the UK tracklist are now here. For the US 1967 Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits album see International Albums (Regular.

Other International Albums and Compilations are now here:


International Albums: Regular Albums from Round the World - Index


International Albums: Regular Albums - Multi-Packs


International Compilations: Various Artist Albums

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International Compilations: Dylan Album Tracks on Other Artist's Albums


US & International Singles & EPs

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

Revised 12 April, 2017.


Bob Dylan Compilations

For the other parts of this list, see the links above. This list now includes albums with the title Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (various Volumes) with non-standard tracklists. For Greatest Hits albums with the standard US tracklists see International Albums (Regular). There are also several international Bob Dylan compilation albums such as The Essential Bob Dylan which contain rarities in the main Searching For A Gem list.


1964


"Bob Dylan In Concert" - Columbia acetates 77182 (stereo), LP: Columbia CS-9102 (USA - stereo), 1964:


Columbia CS-9102 (USA) - stereo front sleeve (no mono front sleeve has yet surfaced), picture from Jeff Gold, www.recordmecca.com
Detailed information about this cancelled 1964 live album and its two proposed tracklists is now here.

1965


"Bob Dylan!" - stereo vinyl album, CBS YS-537-C (Japan), Dec 1965:
Every original CBS Japanese album release is listed here or in International Albums (Regular). All Japanese Dylan releases before 1968, when Sony took over Columbia/CBS, were exclusive to the country, and very different from other countries' releases in both packaging and content. They were all in stereo. All these Japanese CBS releases are very collectable and come with unique inserts and booklets.


CBS YS-537-C (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Hans Seegers/David Olmsted


CBS YS-537-C (Japan) - rear with obi, scan by Hans Seegers/David Olmsted

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CBS YS-537-C (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS YS-537-C (Japan) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS YS-537-C (Japan) - inner sleeve front scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS YS-537-C (Japan) - front and rear of obi, scans by David Olmsted


CBS YS-537-C (Japan) - inner sleeve rear scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS YS-537-C (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Scott Smith (promo release)


CBS YS-537-C (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Scott Smith (promo release)

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CBS YS-537-C (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

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CBS YS-537-C (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

This release, in the "College Folk Series" and Bob's first in Japan, uses the Times They Are A-Changin' sleeve but has no songs from that album! The promo and commercial releases of the album have the same sleeve. There was a red/white obi (a paper band which slips over the sleeve) with price ¥2,000. A copy still with an obi is today very hard to find. The record was in a picture inner sleeve with cutaway bottom corners and pictures of contemporary Columbia Japan albums.

Side 1: Like A Rolling Stone; Mr. Tambourine Man; Corrina, Corrina; Love Minus Zero/No Limit; On The Road Again
Side 2: Blowin' In The Wind; Bob Dylan's Blues; Don't Think Twice; It's All Right; Talking World War (the "III Blues" is omitted from the title); Masters Of War; A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall

All are the regular album versions. For a promo version of this album with Side 1 only see below.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Scott Smith, Gerd Rundel and David Olmsted for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan!/The Best of Stonewall Jackson/" - promo vinyl album, CBS YS-537-C/Y-538-C (Japan), Dec 1965:
A strange combination! It is housed in the standard sleeve for the first Japanese Bob Dylan album (see above).

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CBS YS-537-C/Y-538-C (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers

Side 1: Like A Rolling Stone; Mr. Tambourine Man; Corrina, Corrina; Love Minus Zero/No Limit; On The Road Again

All are the regular album versions.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for scans and information.

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Side 1 of this Japanese promo album - Side 1 of CBS Y-537-C (Bob Dylan), scan by Hans Seegers

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Side 2 of this Japanese promo album - Side 1 of CBS Y-538-C (Stonewall Jackson), scan by Hans Seegers


The Best Of Stonewall Jackson, picture from amazon.com (US "Collector's Choice" release)

1966


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits" - stereo vinyl compilation LP, CBS (S) 62694 (NL), 27 Mar 1966, re-released 1970s/1980s,  mid-1980s:

CBS S 62694 (NL) - scan by Wim van der Mark (1960s release)
This 1966 album was the first Dylan Dutch stereo release and was released in stereo only. It had a different front sleeve picture (by Jerry Schatzberg) and tracklist from the US and UK versions released in 1967 (see here and below).


CBS S 62694 (NL) - front detail without shadow, scan by Patrick Helfrich (1960s release)


CBS 62694 (NL) - front detail with shadow, scan by Patrick Helfrich (1980s release)


CBS S 62 694 (NL) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s/1980s releases)


CBS S 62 694 (NL) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s/1980s releases - first design)


CBS S 62 694 (NL) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s/1980s releases - second design)


CBS S 62 694 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s/1980s releases - first design, no number in circle)


CBS S 62 694 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s/1980s releases - first design, no "LC" capsule)


CBS S 62694 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1960s release)


CBS S 62694 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1960s release)


CBS S 62694 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Patrick Helfrich (1960s release)


CBS S 62 694 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s/1980s releases - second design, "54" in circle)


CBS S 62 694 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s/1980s releases - second design, "LC 0149" in capsule)


CBS S 62 694 (NL) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s/1980s releases - third design)


CBS S 62 694 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s/1980s releases - third design, "57" in circle)


CBS S 62 694 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s/1980s releases - third design, "LC 0149" in capsule)


CBS 62694 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s/1980s releases)


CBS 62694 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s/1980s releases)


CBS 62694 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s/1980s releases)


CBS 62694 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1980s release)


CBS 62694 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1980s release)


CBS 62694 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1980s release)

Some sources give the release date as 1967, but there are no tracks from Blonde On Blonde included, so I think the 27 Mar 1966 date is accurate (as confirmed in Tom Willems' book "Bob Dylan in the Netherlands 1965-1978", America Star Books, 2014). See the 1967 Dutch Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. 2 and Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. III below.

Tracklisting:

Side 1: Blowin' In The Wind; Don't Think Twice It's Alright; Queen Jane Approximately; Maggie's Farm; Mr. Tambourine Man; Bob Dylan's Blues

Side 2: The Times They Are A-Changin'; It Ain't Me, Babe; Subterranean Homesick Blues; It's All Over Now, Baby Blue; Like A Rolling Stone; Highway 61 Revisited

The rear sleeve illustrates six Bob Dylan albums up to Highway 61 Revisited.

The record of Gerd Rundel's first release copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - S 62694-1, Side 2 - S 62694-2.

The album was released three times in the 1970s and 1980s with orange/yellow CBS labels. The first variant has a rear sleeve with the CBS logo and catalogue number (same as on the front: "CBS S 62694", even though on the record labels it is just "CBS 62694") plus "NL Printed in Holland" printed vertically at bottom right; the second rear sleeve has "54" in a circle at top right below  the CBS logo and "LC 0149" in a capsule at bottom; the third variant is the same as the second except that it has "57" instead of "54" in a circle at top right below the CBS logo. The copy of the record shown of the 1970s release has matrix numbers: Side 1 - S-62694-2A-3 (stamped), Side 2 - S 62694-2 (handwritten).

There were also releases in the 1970s with variant rear sleeves as shown above and 1970s style orange/yellow labels. Tony Anderson's copy, with catalogue number CBS S 62 694, looks similar to the 1970s German "Stern Musik" album below without the Stern logo.

The album was re-released in the mid-1980s with red CBS labels. The front sleeve is different in that there is the shadow of what appears to be a gold disc underneath the track titles. Gerd Rundel's copy, however, has a sleeve that is exactly the same as Manuel's listed third design above with “57” in a circle at rear top right and no shadow on the front. The record of this copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 01-62694-3A-1, Side 2 - CBS 01-62694-3B-3.

Thanks to Wim van der Mark, Patrick Helfrich, Manuel García Jara and Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits" - stereo vinyl compilation LP, CBS S 62 694 (West Germany), late 1960s; CBS S 62 694 (NL for West Germany), 1970s:


CBS S 62 694 (West Germany) - front picture from eil.com (Stern Musik 1960s releases)

The 1966 Dutch compilation was also released in West Germany as a "Stern Musik" Record Club edition in the late 1960s. The sleeve has the "Stern Musik" logo on the front and back, and the logo is also on the record labels. Patrick Helfrich has a copy of the "Stern Musik" release with a different label design with a different placement of the "Stern Musik" logo. Gerd Rundel's copy with the "Stern Musik" first label design has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 639603-2 A, S62694-2 A, Side 2 - 639603-2 B, S62694-2 B. The copy with the “Stern Musik” logo to the left of the centre hole has the same matrix numbers with “Made in Germany” additionally stamped opposite to the matrix numbers. Simon Blokker's scan shows this.

Sergio Mariano Romay has a copy that comes in the inner picture sleeve shown with eight pictures of contemporary CBS Germany albums on each side, including CBS S 62 694 on the front. This sleeve has a transparent plastic inner lining.


CBS S 62 694 (West Germany) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (Stern Musik 1960s releases)


CBS S 62 694 (West Germany) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (Stern Musik 1960s releases)


CBS S 62 694 (West Germany) - rear picture from eil.com (Stern Musik 1960s releases)


CBS S 62 694 (West Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Patrick Helfrich (Stern Musik 1960s releases)


CBS S 62 694 (West Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (Stern Musik 1960s releases)


CBS S 62 694 (West Germany) - inner sleeve front scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

CBS S 62 694 (West Germany) - inner sleeve rear scan by Sergio Mariano Romay


CBS S 62 694 (West Germany) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (Stern Musik 1960s release)


CBS S 62 694 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (Stern Musik 1960s release - alternate release is similar)

CBS S 62 694 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (Stern Musik 1960s release)

CBS S 62 694 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1 with "Made in Germany" in the vinyl, scan by Simon Blokker (Stern Musik 1960s release)


CBS S 62 694 (West Germany) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (Stern Musik 1960s release)


CBS S 62 694 (West Germany) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate Stern Musik 1960s release)


CBS S 62 694 (West Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Patrick Helfrich (1970s release, variant 1, no number in circle)

CBS S 62 694 (West Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Patrick Helfrich (1970s release, variant 2, "54" in circle)

CBS S 62 694 (West Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Patrick Helfrich (1970s release, variant 3, "57" in circle)

CBS S 62 694 (West Germany) - Side 1 scan by Patrick Helfrich (1970s releases - "MADE IN HOLLAND", same as Dutch release above)


CBS S 62 694 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate Stern Musik 1960s release)


CBS S 62 694 (West Germany) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate Stern Musik 1960s release)

Patrick Helfrich has three 1970s releases where the record has orange/yellow CBS labels and was made in Holland, the rear sleeves are equivalent to the Dutch releases above.

Thanks to Patrick Helfrich, Gerd Rundel, Simon Blokker and Sergio Mariano Romay for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits" - stereo vinyl compilation LP (Club Edition), CBS 62694/CBSCL 32144-8 (NL for West Germany), early 1980s:


CBS 62694/CBSCL 32144-8 (NL for West Germany) - front scan by Ronald Born
This late 1970s/early 1980s release was made for a different German record club. As well as catalogue number "CBS 62694" it has the text "CLUB-EDITION CBSCL 32144-8" on both the rear sleeve and the record labels. There is a green record club sticker on the front sleeve with German text "Wähl frei - nimm 2 (zwei) für's Quartal [Free choice - take 2 for the Quarter]". The rear sleeve has the "LC|0149" capsule at bottom right as well as "NL printed in holland". The record labels are orange/yellow and also have "MADE IN HOLLAND" in the circumference text.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for identifying the club as the Bertelsmann Club, where members could buy books, records and videos at a reduced price. The Bruce Springsteen album Born In The USA was released by the Bertelsmann Club in Germany with red CBS record labels and club catalogue number "CBSCL 32 308-9" in 1984, so this release could be from 1982-3.


CBS 62694/CBSCL 32144-8 (NL for West Germany) - detail of front, scan by Ronald Born

CBS 62694/CBSCL 32144-8 (NL for West Germany) - rear scan by Ronald Born

CBS 62694/CBSCL 32144-8 (NL for West Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Ronald Born

CBS 62694/CBSCL 32144-8 (NL for West Germany) - Side 1 scan by Ronald Born

CBS 62694/CBSCL 32144-8 (NL for West Germany) - detail of Side 1, scan by Ronald Born

CBS 62694/CBSCL 32144-8 (NL for West Germany) - Side 2 scan by Ronald Born


CBS 62694/CBSCL 32144-8 (NL for West Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Ronald Born

Thanks to Ronald Born and Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS S 62694 (Greece), 1973:


CBS S 62694 (Greece) - front scan by Arie de Reus

CBS S 62694 (Greece) - rear scan by Arie de Reus

CBS S 62694 (Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Arie de Reus

CBS S 62694 (Greece) - Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus

CBS S 62694 (Greece) - Side 2 scan by Arie de Reus

This 1973 album is the same as the 1966 Dutch version of Greatest Hits (see above). The rear sleeve shows six Dylan albums up to Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid. On the rear sleeve the record sides are given the German names "Seite A" and "Seite B". The record has dark-red 1960s-style CBS labels with stamped matrix numbers S 62694-A/B.

Confusing, there were also Greatest Hits releases in Greece with the UK tracklist (see here) and the US tracklist (see International Albums (Regular).

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and to Arie de Reus for scans.


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits" - stereo cassette release, CBS 40-62694 (NL), 1978:


CBS 40-62694 (NL) - outside of insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 40-62694 (NL) - alternate outside of insert, scan by Tom Willems

CBS 40-62694 (NL) - inside of insert, scan by Tom Willems

CBS 40-62694 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Tom Willems

CBS 40-62694 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Tom Willems

This stereo cassette release of the Dutch 1966 Greatest Hits album is dated 1977 on the cassette and 1978 on the rear of the cassette insert. The cassette is light grey with black text. There were two outside insert designs with the same inside and cassette, the plainer design is the first.

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


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits" - stereo vinyl LP releases, Amiga 8 55 680 (German Democratic Republic/East Germany), 1980:

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Amiga 8 55 680 (East Germany) - front scan by Hans Seegers
This rare album is the only widely available commercial release from East Germany - the 1967 mono Bob Dylan album release (actually The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan), see Mono Album Releases, was for a record club only.

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Amiga 8 55 680 (East Germany) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


Amiga 8 55 680 (East Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers


Ronald Born with Manfred Wagenbreth, Beulbar, Germany, 13 may 2014


Amiga 8 55 680 (East Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers

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Amiga 8 55 680 (East Germany) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1980 release)


Amiga 8 55 680 (East Germany) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1980 release)

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Amiga 8 55 680 (East Germany) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1989 re-release)


Amiga 8 55 680 (East Germany) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1989 re-release)


CBS S 62694 (NL, 1966) - scan by Wim van der Mark

This album has the same tracklist as the Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits album released in Holland in 1966, and uses a variant of the sleeve (shown above right for comparison).

It was pressed at the Amiga pressing plant in Potsdam-Babelsberg, East Berlin, under licence from CBS Records International, Frankfurt am Main, West Germany, and has a fragile unlaminated sleeve. The German sleeve notes were written by Manfred Wagenbreth, pictured above with Searching for a Gem contributor Ronald Born at Beulbar, Germany, 13 May 2014. Gerd Rundel's 1980 copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 8 55 680-1A, Side 2 - 8 55 680-2A. The album was re-released in 1989 with the original dark purple labels replaced by blue. It was also released on cassette, see below.

Thanks to Wim van der Mark, Hans Seegers, Gerd Rundel, Manuel García Jara and Ronald Born for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits" - stereo cassette releases, Amiga 055 680 (German Democratic Republic/East Germany), Dec 1979, re-released 1980, 1981, 1983, 1985:


Amiga 055 680 (East Germany) - cassette insert scan by Manuel García Jara


Amiga 055 680 (East Germany) - cassette Side 1 scan by Ronald Born (first variant)


Amiga 055 680 (East Germany) - cassette Side 1 scan by Ronald Born (second variant)


Amiga 055 680 (East Germany) - cassette Side 1 scan by Ronald Born (third variant)

This cassette version of the above Amiga LP was first released in Dec 1979 with 25,000 copies. More copies were released in 1980, 1981, 1983 and 1985, making 75,700 in total. There are several variations of cassette (three are shown), all with the same insert.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara and Ronald Born for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS/Suzy S 62 694 (Yugoslavia), 1982:


CBS/Suzy S 62 694 (Yugoslavia) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
This 1982 album again has the same tracklist as the Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits album released in Holland in 1966. It has the original Dutch rear sleeve design with six Bob Dylan albums up to Highway 61 Revisited. It was made in Yugoslavia by Suzy Records of Zagreb (now Croatia) on behalf of CBS Records. The record has orange CBS/Suzy labels dated 1982. The record of the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side1 - 62694 A, Side 2 - 62694 B. For the second Yugoslav CBS/Suzy LP release in this series, also released in 1982, see below.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS/Suzy S 62 694 (Yugoslavia) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS/Suzy S 62 694 (Yugoslavia) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Suzy S 62 694 (Yugoslavia) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS/Suzy S 62 694 (Yugoslavia) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS/Suzy S 62 694 (Yugoslavia) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS/Suzy S 62 694 (Yugoslavia) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS/Suzy S 62 694 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits" - stereo cassette release, CBS/Suzy 40-62694 (Yugoslavia), 1982:


CBS/Suzy 40-62694 (Yugoslavia) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Suzy 40-62694 (Yugoslavia) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Suzy 40-62694 (Yugoslavia) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS/Suzy 40-62694 (Yugoslavia) - detail of cassette Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS/Suzy 40-62694 (Yugoslavia) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

This is the cassette equivalent of the CBS/Suzy LP release above. The cassette is black with yellow CBS/Suzy paper labels. There is a song title mistake: Highway 61 Revisited is listed as "Highway 61 Revised" on the outside and inside of the insert and on the Side 2 cassette label.

For the second Yugoslav CBS/Suzy cassette release in this series, also released in 1982, see below.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits" - stereo vinyl LP release, CBS/Supraphon 1113 4398 (Czechoslovakia), 1987:


CBS/Supraphon 1113 4398 (Czechoslovakia) - front (my copy)
This 1987 album again has the same tracklist as the Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits album released in Holland in 1966. It was manufacture in Czechoslovakia and distributed by Supraphon on behalf of CBS. The front sleeve still has the Dutch catalogue number, "CBS S 62 694". The rear sleeve has a new blue design, with sleeve notes in Czech and song titles in English and Czech. There is a price sticker of 280 Czech Koruny, which must have been a collector's resale price, as the original price printed on the record labels is 80 Czech Koruny. The record has orange labels with song titles in English and Czech and is dated "87 1" (first half of 1987). The record of the copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - "E 7763/A  II  A  13", Side 2 - "E 7764/A  7  C  13".


CBS/Supraphon 1113 4398 (Czechoslovakia) - detail of front


CBS/Supraphon 1113 4398 (Czechoslovakia) - rear

CBS/Supraphon 1113 4398 (Czechoslovakia) - detail of rear

CBS/Supraphon 1113 4398 (Czechoslovakia) - detail of rear

CBS/Supraphon 1113 4398 (Czechoslovakia) - Side 1

CBS/Supraphon 1113 4398 (Czechoslovakia) - detail of Side 1

CBS/Supraphon 1113 4398 (Czechoslovakia) - detail of Side 2

CBS/Supraphon 1113 4398 (Czechoslovakia) - Side 2

The 1967 compilation Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits with the UK front design but the US tracklist was released in Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

Many thanks to Lukáš Berný for the album! Thanks also to Simon Blokker for information.


"Bob Dylan Vol. 2" - stereo vinyl compilation LP, CBS YS-585-C (Japan), Mar 1966:

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CBS YS-585-C (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers


CBS YS-585-C (Japan) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS YS-585-C (Japan) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS YS-585-C (Japan) - front of card insert, scan by David Olmsted


CBS YS-585-C (Japan) - front of obi, scan by David Olmsted


CBS YS-585-C (Japan) - rear of obi, scan by David Olmsted

CBS YS-585-C (Japan) - front with obi


CBS YS-585-C (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS YS-585-C (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS YS-585-C (Japan) - rear of card insert, scan by David Olmsted

This release, also in the CBS Japan "College Folk Series",  uses the sleeve of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan this time, but like the 1965 Bob Dylan! CBS Japan release which used the sleeve of The Times They Are A-Changin' has no songs from that album! It has a red and white obi (a paper band which slips over the sleeve) with price ¥2,000 and a pink card insert. A copy that still has its obi is today very hard to find. Thanks to Moise Potié for translating the pink card, which is a "Bonus Record Exchange Card" for the "Columbia Stereo Club" with an order form and a music fan survey to complete on the reverse.

Tracklisting:

Side 1: Highway 61 Revisited; Tombstone Blues; It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry; From A Buick 6 (not the 1965 out-take release R-0046 that also appeared on later Sony Japanese releases, see 1965); Ballad Of A Thin Man

Side 2: Queen Jane Approximately; Maggie's Farm; Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues; Desolation Row

All are the regular album versions - as can be seen, this is Highway 61 Revisited, but with Like A Rolling Stone (released on the first Japanese Bob Dylan album in 1965) replaced by Maggie's Farm from Bringing It All Back Home!

Thanks to Hans Seegers and David Olmsted for scans and information.


"Bob Dylan Vol. 3" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS YS-611-C (Japan), May 1966:
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CBS YS-611-C (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers
This release, with an exclusive anachronistic sleeve, is the regular 1962 Bob Dylan album with the tracks reordered! For full details, see International Albums (Regular).

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scan.


"Bob Dylan!/Vol. 4" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS YS-641-C (Japan), Jul 1966:

CBS YS-641-C (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Hans Seegers
This release, with an exclusive anachronistic sleeve, is the regular 1964 The Times They Are A-Changin' album! For full details, see International Albums (Regular).

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scan.


"Rainy Day Women 12 & 35: Bob Dylan/Vol. 5" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS YS-672-C (Japan), Sep 1966:
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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. For full details, see International Albums (Regular).

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scan.


"Gaumont Theatre Sheffield/Free Trade Hall Manchester" - four single-sided acetates, Columbia Recording Studios, Nashville, TN (USA), 1966:


Acetate 1 - picture from "On The Tracks", 1999, scan by C P Lee
The first two pictures are of single-sided acetates described in an article in "On The Tracks" in 1999. They are both Manchester, England, 17 May 1966, but exact track lists are not known.

The second two single-sided acetates were found by Annie West in Oct 2004. One is from Sheffield, England, 16 May 1966, and contains It's All Over Now, Baby Blue and Desolation Row. The second is from Manchester, 17 May 1966. She says: "I'm in Sligo Ireland by the way, and the story of the acetates is that they came from Bob Johnston when he was here producing an album for the Waterboys. He gave them away (after trying to sell them) and they ended up in my house where I found them at the very bottom of a box full of albums for throwing out!"


Acetate 2 - picture from "On The Tracks", 1999, scan by C P Lee


Acetate 3 - Sheffield, 16 May 1966, scan by Annie West


Acetate 4 - Manchester, 17 May 1966, scan by Annie West

Thanks to Arie de Reus for the information that Acetate 4 has One Too Many Mornings (final part), Ballad Of A Thin Man; Like A Rolling Stone.

For the long-awaited release of the Manchester 1966 concert in 1998 as The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966 - The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert, see  International Albums (Regular).

For performances included in 1991 on a CD with Il Dizionario del Rock, an Italian part-work magazine, which are probably from the Manchester Free Trade Hall concert, see Questionable Releases.

Thanks to Annie West, C P Lee and Arie de Reus for information and scans. Annie is a renowned artist and illustrator, to find her, see here .


"The Bob Dylan Story" - promo and commercial vinyl stereo 2LP sets, CBS YS-696~7-C (Japan), Nov 1966:


CBS YS-696
~7-C (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS YS-696
~7-C (Japan) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS YS-696
~7-C (Japan) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS YS-696
~7-C (Japan) - front of obi, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS YS-696
~7-C (Japan) - rear of obi, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS YS-696
~7-C (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers


CBS YS-696-C (Japan) - promo Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (Record 1, Side 1)


CBS YS-696-C (Japan) - promo Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (Record 1, Side 2)


CBS YS-697-C (Japan) - promo Side 3 scan by Hans Seegers (Record 2, Side 1)


CBS YS-697-C (Japan) - promo Side 4 scan by Hans Seegers (Record 2, Side 2)


CBS YS-696
~7-C (Japan) - detail of obi front, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS YS-696-C (Japan) - commercial Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (Record 1, Side 1)


CBS YS-696-C (Japan) - commercial Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (Record 1, Side 2)


CBS YS-697-C (Japan) - commercial Side 3 scan by Hans Seegers (Record 2, Side 1)


CBS YS-697-C (Japan) - commercial Side 4 scan by Hans Seegers (Record 2, Side 2)

This incredibly rare double album compilation, in an exclusive gatefold sleeve, was actually released in Japan between the two parts of Blonde On Blonde! (see International Albums (Regular). It has a red paper band obi with black and white text and price ¥3,800. To find a copy these days with the obi is almost impossible! The records are numbered "YS-696-C" and "YS-697-C" and are titled The Bob Dylan Story - 1 and The Bob Dylan Story - 2. The promo records have white labels with Japanese characters indicating a promo, the commercial records have orange CBS labels.

Side 1: House Of The Risin' Sun; Song To Woody; Gospel Plow; Talkin' New York; Talkin World War III Blues; Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

Side 2: Blowin' In The Wind; A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall; The Times They Are A-Changin'; Only A Pawn In Their Game; All I Really Want To Do; It Ain't Me, Babe

Side 3: Mr. Tambourine Man; Subterranean Homesick Blues; Like A Rolling Stone; It's All Right, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding); It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

Side 4: Highway 61 Revisited; Positively 4th Street; Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? (mono); One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later); Rainy Day Women #12 & 35; I Want You

Positively 4th Street is either the stereo mix at 3:56 from Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits or the slightly extended 4:12 stereo mix, first released on a 1966 record club album called Disco Teen 66. The latest remastered CD edition of this US release of Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (including the 2012 Steve Hoffman remix) contains this slightly longer 4:12 mix, but the 3:56 mix is still available on Biograph.

I previously misreported that Side 4 of this album had the stereo version of Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? - this is now confirmed to be the "standard" mono version, as found on Biograph (1985, remastered CD release 1997) and the 2000/2001 Essential Bob Dylan/Ultimate Bob Dylan compilations.  The only occurrence of the stereo version R-0513 was on a CBS stereo acetate, see 1965. (The CBS Spanish 7" EP and singles released in 1972 are now proved to have the track in mispressed mono, not stereo.) The single version released in Nov 2015 on the 18CD Collector's Edition of The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (CD10, track 12) is in stereo and has been remixed from the original tapes. R-0513 will still remain a rarity, because of the limited availability of this massive set.

All other tracks are the regular album versions.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


1967


"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. For full details, see International Albums (Regular).

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scan.


"Greatest Hits" - stereo compilation LP, CBS SBPG 62847 (UK), Mar 1967, plus various worldwide releases; digitally remastered 30th Anniversary CD re-release, Columbia 460907 9 (Spain)/ CBS/Sony 460907 9 (Spain), 1997:
This album is also listed on the 1967 page because it contains rarities, including a unique 2:06 edit of Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 from Blonde On Blonde! Because of the large number of releases, both in the UK and eight other countries, full details are now here. Unlike the US mono Greatest Hits release, which was separately compiled from mono tracks, the mono version of this album is a reduction from stereo, and can be found in Mono Dylan-Only Compilation Albums 1960s.

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CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - LP front (my copy)

This album has the same serial number as the 1967 French release with the US tracklist (see International Albums (Regular), but had a different front sleeve picture (again by Jerry Schatzberg) and a different tracklist from the US version - Positively 4th Street is missing (which means that every track here had previously appeared on LP in the UK), but is replaced by She Belongs To Me. (This swap was reversed on the second Greatest Hits UK and US vinyl albums in 1971, see International Album Releases (Dylan-Only Compilations) 1970s!) There are two additional tracks: It's All Over Now, Baby Blue and One Of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later).
CBS S 62847 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers (also sold in Holland and elsewhere with Spanish record labels!)

Columbia 460907 9 (UK) - front of CD jewel case with sticker (my copy)

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


CBS S 62847 (Italy) - front scan by Hans Seegers


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


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


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


CBS S 62847 (Israel) - front scan by Tom Willems


CBS SBPG 62847 (Kenya) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

This compilation was released in Italy as Il Meglio Di Bob Dylan N. 1 [The Best Of Bob Dylan No. 1] in 1976, see International Album Releases (Dylan-only Compilations 1970s).

There are many more LP, 8-track tape cartridge and compact cassette releases of this album with the 12 song UK tracklist listed here.

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


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits 2" - stereo compilation LP releases, CBS S 62911 (NL), Mar 1967 (two variants); CBS 62911 (NL), 1970s, re-released 1980s:


CBS S 62911 (NL) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (1960s and 1970s releases)

Like the first Dutch Greatest Hits (see above), this album had a quirky tracklist:

Side 1: I Want You; One Of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later); It Takes A Lot To Laugh (It Takes A Train To Cry); Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues; Masters Of War; Chimes Of Freedom

Side 2: Just Like A Woman; Obviously 5 Believers; Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35; Gates Of Eden; Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat; Absolutely Sweet Marie (misspelled as "Mary" on both the rear sleeve and the Side 2 record label of the 1960s LP releases and the rear insert and CD of the CD release below)


CBS S 62911 (NL) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (1960s and 1970s releases)


CBS S 62911 (NL) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (first release)


CBS S 62911 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, with vertical "NL" and "Absolutely Sweet Mary" mistake)


CBS S 62911 (NL) - rear scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (second release)


CBS S 62911 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (second release, no "NL", bottom text shifted right, still with "Absolutely Sweet Mary" mistake)


CBS S 62911 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (both 1960s releases)


CBS S 62911 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (both 1960s releases)


CBS S 62911 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (both 1960s releases)


CBS S 62911 (NL) - detail of LP rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, no "B")


CBS S 62911 (NL) - detail of LP rear, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (second release, with "B" in circle)


CBS S 62911 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Ronald Born (1970s release)

CBS S 62911 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Ronald Born (1970s release)

CBS S 62911 (NL) - detail of Side 2, scan by Gerd Rundel (both 1960s releases - "ABSOLUTELY SWEET MARY" mistake)

CBS S 62911 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Ronald Born (1970s release - "ABSOLUTELY SWEET MARY" mistake corrected)

CBS S 62911 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Ronald Born (1970s release)

Gerd Rundel's Dutch copy has a sleeve that is laminated front and back and orange CBS labels. The rear sleeve has "NL" printed vertically at bottom right and is monochrome only. The Dutch record has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 599287 A, S 62911 A, Side 2 - 599287 B, S 62911 B.

Sergio Mariano Romay's copy was also made in Holland and the front sleeve and record labels are the same as those of Gerd Rundel's copy. The rear sleeve has three differences from that of Gerd Rundel's copy: there is a "B" in a circle at top right, the vertically printed "NL" is missing at bottom right, and the two lines of text starting “A Stereo Pickup of…” have been shifted to the right edge. The handwritten matrix numbers of this copy are: Side 1 - S 62911-A (plus a “club” symbol), Side 2 - S 62911-B.

Ronald Born's 1970s copy has a sleeve is that is exactly the same as for Sergio Mariano Romay's second release. The record now has orange/yellow labels. The prefix "S" is now missing from the labels, and on the Side 2 label they've corrected the "Mary" mistake (but not on the rear sleeve of course).

For the third Dutch Greatest Hits album, see below and 1967.
 

CBS 62911 (NL) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)
The record of the 1980s release now has red CBS labels. The “S” in the catalogue number is now missing on the sleeve and the record labels.
CBS 62911 (NL) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release - no "CBS" logo, compare with 1960s/70s releases above)

CBS 62911 (NL) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

CBS 62911 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release - new codes, no "STEREO"/arrows")

CBS 62911 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release - "LC|0149" code, still "Mary" mistake)

CBS 62911 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

CBS 62911 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

CBS 62911 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

CBS 62911 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)


CBS 62911 (NL) - detail of Side 2, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release - "ABSOLUTELY SWEET MARY" mistake again corrected)

“Absolutely Sweet Marie” is correct on the 1980s Side 2 label as on the 1970s Side 2 label above, but still wrongly titled ”Absolutely Sweet Mary” on the rear sleeve as shown. The sleeve has some differences from earlier releases: there is no CBS logo on the front, just “62911” in light green at top left; the “STEREO”/arrows logo on the rear sleeve is now missing but there is a “57” in a circle plus "CB|271" in a rectangle at top right; also "LC|0149" is in a capsule at bottom right of the rear sleeve. The record of this copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - 01-62911-1A-1 (stamped), Side 2 - S 62911-B5 (handwritten).

Thanks to Wim van der Mark, Jack Guerreiro, Gerd Rundel and Ronald Born for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits 2" - stereo compilation LP release, CBS S 62 911 (West Germany), Mar 1967:


CBS S 62911 (West Germany) - LP front scan by Gerd Rundel

Gerd Rundel's West German copy also has a sleeve that is laminated front and back and orange CBS labels (with the catalogue number shown as "CBS S 62 911"). The rear sleeve has some text in pink and "Made in Germany" at bottom right. Absolutely Sweet Marie is again misspelled as "Mary" on both the rear sleeve and the Side 2 record label. The German record has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - S 62911 A  599287 A, Side 2 - S 62911 B  599287 B.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


CBS S 62911 (West Germany) - detail of LP front, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS S 62911 (West Germany) - LP rear scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS S 62911 (West Germany) - detail of LP rear, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS S 62911 (West Germany) - detail of LP rear, scan by Gerd Rundel ("D Made in Germany")


CBS S 62 911 (West Germany) - LP Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS S 62 911 (West Germany) - detail of LP Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS S 62 911 (West Germany) - LP Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel

"Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits 2" - promo and commercial stereo/mono LP releases, CBS Sugar S 62911 (Italy), 22 Jul 1971:


CBS Sugar S 62911 (Italy) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and commercial copies)

This album has the same sleeve and tracklist as the 1967 Dutch release above. It was released in Italy in 1971 and it was made by CBS Sugar and distributed by Distribuzione Messaggerie Musicali, Milan, Italy. The sleeve was printed in Italy by Rep. Grafico CBS Sugar. The rear sleeve is monochrome only and has two folded-over flaps.


CBS Sugar S 62911 (Italy) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and commercial copies)


CBS Sugar S 62911 (Italy) - rear scan by Simon Blokker (promo and commercial copies)

CBS Sugar S 62911 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Simon Blokker (promo and commercial copies)

CBS Sugar S 62911 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and commercial copies)

CBS Sugar S 62911 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Simon Blokker (promo and commercial copies - "Rep. Grafico CBS SUGAR")

CBS Sugar S 62911 (Italy) - Side 1 with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo copy - variant 1)

CBS Sugar S 62911 (Italy) - detail of Side 1 with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo copy - variant 1)

CBS Sugar S 62911 (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial copy - variant 1)


CBS Sugar S 62911 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and commercial copies - variant 1, "MADE IN ITALY BY CBS SUGAR S.A." in circumference text)


CBS Sugar S 62911 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and commercial copies - variant 1, no text at bottom of label)


CBS Sugar S 62911 (Italy) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and commercial copies - variant 1)

CBS Sugar S 62911 (Italy) - Side 1 with promo stamp, scan by Simon Blokker (promo copy - variant 2)

CBS Sugar S 62911 (Italy) - detail of Side 1 with promo stamp, scan by Simon Blokker (promo copy - variant 2)

CBS Sugar S 62911 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Simon Blokker (promo and commercial copies - variant 2, "MADE IN ITALY" at bottom of label)


CBS Sugar S 62911 (Italy) - Side 2 scan by Simon Blokker (promo copy - variant 2, same as commercial copy)

Manuel García Jara has two copies - promotional and commercial. The sleeve of Hans Seegers' promo copy is rubber stamped "DISCO CAMPIONE NON VENDIBILE [SAMPLE RECORD NOT FOR SALE]", but Manuel García Jara's promo copy has this text on a white sticker on the Side 1 record label only.

The record has orange CBS labels marked "STEREOMONO". Hans Seegers' promo copy and Manuel García Jara's two copies all have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - S CI 62911 1L 22/7/71, Side 2 - S CI 62911 2L 22/7/71. Simon Blokker's promo copy comes in the same sleeve and has the same matrix numbers, but has completely different orange CBS labels, with "MADE IN ITALY" at the bottom instead of in the circumference text. This copy has "DISCO CAMPIONE NON VENDIBILE" stamped on the Side 1 label but not on the sleeve.

This compilation was later released in Italy as Il Meglio Di Bob Dylan N. 2 [The Best Of Bob Dylan No. 2] in 1976, see International Album Releases (Dylan-only Compilations 1970s).

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


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits 2" - stereo compilation cassette, IMD-7470 (Saudi Arabia), 1970s:


IMD-7470 (Saudi Arabia) - outside of cassette insert (my copy - reverse is blank)
This Saudi Arabian cassette release is probably unauthorised. Absolutely Sweet Marie is again misspelled as "Mary" on both the cassette insert (twice) and the Side 2 label.
IMD-7470 (Saudi Arabia) - cassette Side 1

IMD-7470 (Saudi Arabia) - cassette Side 2

"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits 2" - stereo compilation LP, CBS/Suzy 62911 (Yugoslavia), 1982:


CBS/Suzy 62911 (Yugoslavia) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Suzy 62911 (Yugoslavia) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Suzy 62911 (Yugoslavia) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Suzy 62911 (Yugoslavia) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Suzy 62911 (Yugoslavia) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Suzy 62911 (Yugoslavia) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Suzy 62911 (Yugoslavia) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS/Suzy 62911 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

This 1982 album again has the same tracklist as the Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits 2 album released in Holland in 1967. It has the original Dutch rear sleeve design in monochrome only. Absolutely Sweet Marie is again misspelled as "Mary" on both the rear sleeve and the Side 2 label. The album was made in Yugoslavia by Suzy Records of Zagreb (now Croatia) on behalf of CBS Records. The record was pressed by Jugoton, also of Zagreb. The record has orange CBS/Suzy labels dated 1982. The record of the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side1 - 62911 A, Side2 - 62911 B. For the first Yugoslav CBS/Suzy release in this series, also released in 1982, see above.

The 1971 double compilation More Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits with the UK front design and title but the US tracklist was released in Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits 2" - stereo cassette releases, CBS/Suzy 40-62911 (Yugoslavia), 1982 (two releases):


CBS/Suzy 40-62911 (Yugoslavia) - outside of cassette insert scan by Manuel García Jara (release 1)

This cassette equivalent of the above vinyl album was also made in Yugoslavia by Suzy Records of Zagreb (now Croatia) on behalf of CBS Records. Absolutely Sweet Marie is again misspelled as "Mary" on both the cassette insert (inside and out) and the Side 2 cassette label.

There are two different cassette releases, with almost the same insert, except for different Suzy Records logos on the outside. The first cassette is white with yellow CBS/Suzy paper labels with the first Suzy Records logo on the left, the second cassette is clear with yellow paper labels with the second Suzy Records logo on the left. Manuel has a second copy of the first release with exactly the same insert and yellow cassette labels as the first copy, but now the cassette is black instead of white.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS/Suzy 40-62911 (Yugoslavia) - detail of outside of cassette insert scan by Manuel García Jara (release 1 - same logo on cassette labels)

CBS/Suzy 40-62911 (Yugoslavia) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (release 1)

CBS/Suzy 40-62911 (Yugoslavia) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (release 1)

CBS/Suzy 40-62911 (Yugoslavia) - inside of cassette insert scan by Manuel García Jara (release 1)


CBS/Suzy 40-62911 (Yugoslavia) - inside of cassette insert scan by Manuel García Jara (release 2 - different text at bottom left)


CBS/Suzy 40-62911 (Yugoslavia) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (alternate release 1)

CBS/Suzy 40-62911 (Yugoslavia) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (alternate release 1)

CBS/Suzy 40-62911 (Yugoslavia) - outside of cassette insert scan by Manuel García Jara (release 2)


CBS/Suzy 40-62911 (Yugoslavia) - detail of outside of cassette insert scan by Manuel García Jara (release 2 - same logo on cassette labels)


CBS/Suzy 40-62911 (Yugoslavia) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (release 2)

CBS/Suzy 40-62911 (Yugoslavia) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (release 2)

"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits 2" - stereo compilation CD releases: Columbia 471243 2 (Austria for Europe), 1990s/Sony Music Media SMM 471243 6 (Germany), 2004:


Sony Music Media SMM 471243 6 (Germany) - CD front scan by Tom Willems
Thanks to Tom Willems for scans of a gold CD release in Germany in 2004 and to Jack Guerreiro for scans of the European CD (disc made in Austria).
Sony Music Media SMM 471243 6 (Germany) - CD rear scan by Tom Willems

Columbia 471243 2 (Europe) - CD front scan by Jack Guerreiro

Columbia 471243 2 (Europe) - CD rear scan by Jack Guerreiro

Columbia 471243 2 (Europe) - CD scan by Jack Guerreiro

"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. III" - stereo vinyl LP releases: CBS S 63111 (NL), Aug 1967, re-released late 1970s; CBS S 63 111 (West Germany), 1969:
This album (using the US Greatest Hits sleeve) is the last of the unique Dutch Greatest Hits 3LP series and is still on sale in Holland, which must cause confusion with the "regular" 1994 CD Greatest Hits Vol. 3! It's also included on the 1967 page because it contains rarities, alternate stereo mixes of Pledging My Time and 4th Time Around. Jon Wilson has a Greek vinyl release of this compilation - scans required.

CBS S 63111 (NL), Aug 1967, re-released late 1970s:


CBS S 63111 (NL) - LP front scan by Gerd Rundel (both releases)

CBS S 63111 (NL) - detail of LP front, scan by Gerd Rundel (both releases)

CBS S 63111 (NL) - LP rear scan by Gerd Rundel (both releases)

CBS S 63111 (NL) - detail of LP rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (both releases)


CBS S 63111 (NL) - detail of LP rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (both releases)


CBS S 63111 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1967 release)


CBS S 63111 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1967 release)


CBS S 63111 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1967 release)


CBS S 63111 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Simon Blokker (1970s release)

CBS S 63111 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Simon Blokker (1970s release)

CBS S 63111 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Simon Blokker (1970s release)

Tracklisting:

Side 1: Positively 4th Street; One Too Many Mornings; Pledging My Time (alternate stereo mix); She Belongs To Me; My Back Pages; All I Really Want To Do

Side 2: House Of The Rising Sun; Corrina, Corrina; Man Of Constant Sorrow; I Shall Be Free; Tombstone Blues; 4th Time Around (alternate stereo mix)

Gerd Rundel's Dutch vinyl copy has a sleeve that is laminated front and back. The record has orange CBS labels with stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - S 63111 1A, Side 2 - S 63111 1B.

Simon Blokker has a copy of the Dutch release as shown with plain orange labels where both record sides have Sides 2 labels although the record plays Side 1 as normal. He also has a copy bought in Riga in Latvia in the same sleeve as Gerd Rundel's copy where the record has 1970s style orange/yellow CBS labels. There is a sticker with "54" on the rear sleeve (not shown), The matrix numbers are again: Side 1 - S 63111-A, Side 2 - S 63111-B.

CBS S 63 111 (West Germany), 1969:


CBS S 63 111 (West Germany) - LP front scan by Manuel García Jara

This album was made and released in West Germany in 1969 using the same front sleeve and tracklist as the Dutch release. The rear sleeve is completely different showing twelve contemporary CBS Germany albums, including Dylan's John Wesley Harding. This has an inner sleeve showing more CBS albums, including Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits. The record has plain orange CBS labels with the GEMA German copyright organisation logo. The record of the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - J7 V G (turned 45º) S 63111 1A 599687 1A, Side 2 - J7 V G (turned 45º) S 63111 1B 599687 1B. Also shown is a still-sealed copy with price sticker "DM14:00".


CBS S 63 111 (West Germany) - detail of LP front, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 63 111 (West Germany) - front of sealed LP with price sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 63 111 (West Germany) - detail of LP rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS S 63 111 (West Germany) - detail of LP rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS S 63 111 (West Germany) - detail of sealed LP front with price sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS S 63 111 (West Germany) - LP rear scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 63 111 (West Germany) - inner sleeve front with cut-out, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 63 111 (West Germany) - inner sleeve rear scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 63 111 (West Germany) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 63 111 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 63 111 (West Germany) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

Thanks to Gerd Rundel, Manuel García Jara and Simon Blokker for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. III" - stereo LP releases: CBS SBP 234735 (Australia), late 1960s/early 1970s, re-released late 1970s; CBS SBP 474357 (New Zealand), 1970s:
Surprisingly, this Dutch compilation was also sold in Australia and New Zealand.

CBS SBP 234735 (Australia), late 1960s/early 1970s, re-released late 1970s:


CBS SBP 234735 (Australia) - LP front scan by Stuart Moore (late 1960s/early 1970s release)

The three Australian releases shown here all come in the same sleeve, which has the same design as the Dutch sleeve, but was printed in Australia. The albums have a new Australian catalogue number.
CBS SBP 234735 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (late 1960s/early 1970s release)


CBS SBP 234735 (Australia) - detail of Side 2, scan by Stuart Moore (late 1960s/early 1970s release - shorter copyright text)


CBS SBP 234735 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (late 1960s/early 1970s release)


CBS SBP 234735 (Australia) - detail of LP front, scan by Stuart Moore (late 1960s/early 1970s release)

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CBS SBP 234735 (Australia) - LP rear scan by Stuart Moore (all releases shown)


CBS SBP 234735 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (mid 1970s release)

CBS SBP 234735 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (mid 1970s release - shorter copyright text)


CBS SBP 234735 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (mid 1970s release)

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CBS SBP 234735 (Australia) - LP front scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s release)
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CBS SBP 234735 (Australia) - record inner sleeve, scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s release)

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CBS SBP 234735 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s release)


CBS SBP 234735 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s release - longer CBS copyright info)

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CBS SBP 234735 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s release)

Early Australian release labels had 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, such as on the late 1970s release of CBS SBP 234735,  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 late 1960s/early 1970s record has plain orange CBS labels with the shorter copyright text. Lars M. Banke has a mid-1970s copy which comes in the same sleeve where the record has orange/yellow CBS labels, still with the shorter copyright text. The record of this copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - MX 176297 SBP234735-1, Side 2 -  MX 176298 SBP234735-2.

The late 1970s record has orange/yellow CBS labels with the longer copyright text and is housed in a paper inner sleeve (unusual for Australia where clear plastic sleeves were most common at the time).

CBS SBP 474357 (New Zealand):


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

Thanks to Fred Muller for scans of the New Zealand LP, this was marketed in New Zealand by Phonogram Ltd., part of Philips (later Poly Gram, now Universal). The record also has CBS orange/yellow labels.


CBS SBP 474357 (New Zealand) - detail of LP front, scan by Fred Muller


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


CBS SBP 474357 (New Zealand) - detail of rear, scan by Bill Hester


CBS SBP 474357 (New Zealand) - detail of rear, scan by Bill Hester

CBS SBP 474357 (New Zealand) - Side 1 scan by Fred Muller

CBS SBP 474357 (New Zealand) - detail of Side 1, scan by Fred Muller

CBS SBP 474357 (New Zealand) - Side 2 scan by Fred Muller

Thanks to Gerd Rundel, Stuart Moore, Bill Hester, Fred Muller, Manuel García Jara and Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. III" - stereo cassette release: CBS PC 4735 (Australia), 1976:


CBS PC 4735 (Australia) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Stuart Moore (inside is blank)
This Australian cassette release in "The Anytime Sound From CBS" series dates from 1976, so there may be an earlier Australian cassette release. It has a folded insert which is blank on the reverse.
CBS PC 4735 (Australia) - cassette Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore

CBS PC 4735 (Australia) - cassette Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore

The cassette has Corrina Corrina on Side 1 instead of Side 2 as on the album. The single-sided insert also advertises the Australian Blood On The Tracks cassette release CBS PC4564 in the "Anytime Sound" series. The cassette has a white case with pink CBS labels and black text.

Thanks to Stuart Moore for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. III" - CD releases: CBS 465034 2 (Australia), 1989, re-released mid-1990s and early 2000s:

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CBS/Columbia 465034 2 (Australia) - CD photo by Trevor Gibb (this copy was bought in 1991, as it has a "Dylan Originals - 30 Years On Columbia" sticker)
This album was also released on CD in 1989 in Australia as CBS 465034 2. It is currently on sale in Ireland as an import at a price of €12.99. Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for this album! It has a single card front insert with the song titles on the reverse and a plain blue/black rear insert, with just the song titles.


CBS 465034 2 (Australia) - CD front insert scan by Stuart Moore (second release, "Select" at bottom left)


CBS 465034 2 (Australia) - CD rear insert scan by Stuart Moore (second release, "Select" at top left)


Columbia 465034 2 (Australia) - reverse of CD front insert, scan by Stuart Moore (fourth release)


CBS/Columbia 465034 2 (Australia) - CD photo by Éamonn Ó Catháin (Tower Records, Dublin, Feb 2012)


CBS 465034 2 (Australia) - CD scan by Stuart Moore (second release made by "Disctronics")


CBS 465034 2 (Australia) - detail of CD, scan by Stuart Moore (second release made by "Disctronics")


Columbia 465034 2 (Australia) - CD scan by Bill Hester (third release, "Sony" text on three lines)


Columbia 465034 2 (Australia) - detail of CD, scan by Bill Hester (third release, "Sony" text on three lines)


Columbia 465034 2 (Australia) - CD scan by Stuart Moore (fourth release, "Sony" text on four lines, "MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT" on line three)


Columbia 465034 2 (Australia) - detail of CD, scan by Stuart Moore (fourth release, "Sony" text on four lines, "MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT" on line three)

Columbia 465034 2 (Australia) - CD front insert, scan by Stuart Moore (fourth release)


Columbia 465034 2 (Australia) - CD front insert, scan by Stuart Moore (fifth release)


Columbia 465034 2 (Australia) - rear insert scan by Stuart Moore (fifth release)


Columbia 465034 2 (Australia) - reverse of CD front insert, scan by Stuart Moore (fifth release)


Columbia 465034 2 (Australia) - CD scan by Stuart Moore (fifth release, "Sony" text on four lines, "ENTERTAINMENT" on line three)


Columbia 465034 2 (Australia) - detail of CD, scan by Stuart Moore (fifth release, "Sony" text on four lines, "ENTERTAINMENT" on line three)


Columbia 465034 2 (Australia) - CD copy on sale in Ireland in 2004 for €8.99 (my copy, sixth release)


CBS/Columbia 465034 2 (Australia) - CD front insert (sixth release)


CBS/Columbia 465034 2 (Australia) - CD rear insert (sixth release)


CBS/Columbia 465034 2 (Australia) - reverse of CD front insert (sixth release)


Columbia 465034 2 (Australia) - CD (sixth release)


Columbia 465034 2 (Australia) - detail of CD, scan by Stuart Moore (sixth release)

There were five earlier Australian CD releases than my copy. The first and third to sixth sets of jewel case inserts are identical, the second release has "Select" on both the front and rear inserts. The first two CBS CDs were made by Disctronics (only the second is shown) and are silver with black and red text. The silver Columbia CDs occur with three Sony Music Entertainment text variations to the right of the centre hole, the first has the text on three lines, the second has the text on four lines with "MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT" on line three, the third has the text on four lines with just "ENTERTAINMENT" on line three. The current CD (my copy) is red with silver text. The current rear insert still has CBS, not Columbia.

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin, Trevor Gibb, Fred Muller, Stuart Moore and Bill Hester for information and scans.


"The Bob Dylan Story - 1" - stereo vinyl LP release: Haishan Records/Columbia HS 505 (Taiwan), 1967:


Haishan Records/ Columbia HS 505 (Taiwan) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
This record looks like one of those unofficial Taiwanese albums, but in fact it is official: it was made by Haishan Records for Columbia. Only a few Dylan albums were made in Taiwan under license from Columbia Records. The Bob Dylan Story was a CBS 1966 2LP compilation released in Japan and it is very rare (see above). This single album is the equivalent to Record 1 of this Japanese release and it is even rarer. As usual with Taiwanese records, this album has a very flimsy cover: it is a folded insert rather than a sleeve, made of one piece of paper folded at the bottom not at left (like Japanese and Scandinavian 7" picture sleeve) and held in a thin plastic jacket. The front sleeve has the Dylan picture from Highway 61 Revisited with a light green background and the Haishan Records logo. The rear sleeve has lyrics of all tracks in English. Amazingly, the inside of this cover has a picture of another artist (the Italian singer Mina) and the song lyrics in Italian and Chinese of her 1964 compilation album Mina (Haishan Records HS 279). Due to the poor quality paper the image of Dylan on the front is clearly visible on the inside! However, the record is made of heavyweight vinyl with excellent sound quality. It has unusual black Columbia labels with silver text in English and in Chinese. The title on the labels is The Bob Dylan Story - 1. This record plays the tracklist as stated on labels correctly, including Talking World War III Blues as Side 1, track 5 (the same as the Japanese release), even though the rear sleeve has the lyrics of Masters Of War as Side 1, track 5. The copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - C-358-949 HS-505-A 3-A-2, Side 2 -  C-358-950 HS-505-B 1-A-2. Also shown is the cover of The Bob Dylan Story - 2, Haishan Records HS 506, more scans required.

There was a copy of this album on eBay where the record was of orange vinyl. This may be genuine, as coloured vinyl was used frequently in Taiwan.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Haishan Records/ Columbia HS 505 (Taiwan) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara

Haishan Records/ Columbia HS 505 (Taiwan) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

Haishan Records/ Columbia HS 505 (Taiwan) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

Haishan Records/ Columbia HS 505 (Taiwan) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

Haishan Records/ Columbia HS 505 (Taiwan) - outside of sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

Haishan Records/ Columbia HS 505 (Taiwan) - inside of sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

Haishan Records/ Columbia HS 505 (Taiwan) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

Haishan Records/ Columbia HS 505 (Taiwan) - detail of inside of sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara


Mina (Ri-Fi Records, Italy, 1964) - picture from wikipedia.com


Haishan Records/ Columbia HS 506 (Taiwan) - front picture from www.collectorsfrenzy.com

1968


Bob Dylan/The Band - "Basement Tapes" test pressings, Sunset Sound Recorders (USA); Feldmans/Dwarf Music (UK), 1968:


US test pressing side 1, scan by Arie de Reus

R-0545 Too Much Of Nothing - alternate take to the officially released track, recorded at Big Pink, West Saugerties, NY, Jul-Oct 1967

R-0546 Tears Of Rage - alternate take to the officially released track, recorded at Big Pink, West Saugerties, NY, Jul-Oct 1967

All other tracks on these test pressings (shown on the label listings) were released on The Basement Tapes in 1975, on Biograph in 1985, or on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3 in 1991, although these are mono versions.


US test pressing side 2, scan by Arie de Reus

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UK test pressing side 1, scan by Andrew Codd


UK test pressing side 2, scan by Andrew Codd


Alternate UK test pressing side 1, picture from www.discogs.com


Alternate UK test pressing side 2, picture from www.discogs.com


UK EP test pressing side 1, photo from eBay


UK EP test pressing side 2, photo from eBay

UK single test pressing - picture from eBay (single-sided)

UK single test pressing - picture from eBay (A-side of double-sided test pressing)

UK single test pressing - picture from eBay (B-side of double-sided test pressing)


UK single test pressing - scan by Gerd Rundel (single-sided)


UK single test pressing - scan by Gerd Rundel (single-sided)

Card sleeve for UK single test pressing - scan by Gerd Rundel

UK single test pressing - picture from eBay (single-sided)

UK single test pressing - picture from eBay (single-sided)

The Emidisc UK 14 track test pressing LP (two copies of which are shown with different text, one typewritten, one handwritten) is reputedly the source of the songs made available to UK groups such as Manfred Mann (The Mighty Quinn), The Brian Auger Trinity/Julie Driscoll (This Wheel's On Fire), Fairport Convention (Million Dollar Bash), etc. Apparently only about ten copies were pressed. John Bauldie describes this 14 track test pressing in detail in his article "The Basement Tapes" in "Record Collector", Jul 1987, but Hans Seegers disputes its legality. Hans says the songs were only legally distributed on tape, which is confirmed by Dean Chambers, who has information the songs were supplied to the music publishing company Feldmans in London on a 7" reel by Albert Grossman. However, several test pressings were indeed made from this tape for private distribution, and these were the source of the much poorer quality bootleg LPs that surfaced. The US test pressing from Arie de Reus has exactly the same track list and appears official.

Also shown are other Emidisc double-sided and single-sided test pressings for sale on eBay. ("Emidisc" was EMI's brand of recording blank, made at Hayes, Middlesex, which could be used by anyone in the recording industry - exactly like a CD-R today - and the name does not mean this recording was produced by EMI itself. I have other 1960s test pressings pressed using Emidisc blanks. Note these are not acetates, an acetate is single-sided with a metal back, usually aluminium, covered with a soft lacquer on which the recording is cut.) The single Emidisc test pressing of "I Shall Be Released" is of the track from The Basement Tapes sessions eventually released on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3 in 1991, not the later version released on Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II in 1971. The title is misspelled "Realeased"! The three other single Emidisc test pressings are all of tracks from the UK LP and later released on The Basement Tapes in 1975. Gerd Rundel's copy of Please Mrs. Henry is blank on the reverse and comes in a grey card sleeve with blue edges. The Emidisc test pressing EP has two takes of Tears Of Rage plus Quinn The Eskimo on Side 1, with Quinn the Eskimo, Open The Door, Richard and "Nothing Is There" (Too Much Of Nothing or Nothing was Delivered?) on Side 2.

R-0545 and R-0546 have now been released in Nov 2014 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - The Basement Tapes Complete, so are no longer rarities.

Thanks to Arie de Reus, Andrew Codd, Gerd Rundel and Wiebke Dittmer for information and scans.


"Songy Boba Dylana" - stereo vinyl LP (record club release), CBS/Supraphon 1 13 0434 (Czechoslovakia), 1968:
This was the first stereo Dylan album to appear in Czechoslovakia, all tracks are the regular album versions. For details of the mono version Supraphon 0 13 0434, see Mono LPs - Dylan-only Compilations.


CBS/Supraphon 1 13 0434 (Czechoslovakia) - front picture from eBay (stereo sleeve)

CBS/Supraphon 1 13 0434 (Czechoslovakia) - detail of front, picture from eBay (stereo sleeve)

CBS/Supraphon 0 13 0434 (Czechoslovakia) - front with "STEREO" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (mono/stereo sleeve)

CBS/Supraphon 0 13 0434 (Czechoslovakia)
- detail of front, scan by Lars M. Banke (mono/stereo sleeve)


CBS/Supraphon 0 13 0434 (Czechoslovakia) - front "STEREO" sticker scan by Lars M. Banke (mono/stereo sleeve)

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CBS/Supraphon 1 13 0434 (Czechoslovakia)
- front scan by Hans Seegers (mono/stereo sleeve - no sticker)

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CBS/Supraphon 1 13 0434 (Czechoslovakia)
- rear scan by Lukáš Berný (both sleeves)


CBS/Supraphon 1 13 0434 (Czechoslovakia)
- detail of rear, scan by Lukáš Berný (both sleeves)


CBS/
Supraphon 1 13 0434 (Czechoslovakia) - booklet front scan by Ronald Born


CBS/Supraphon 1 13 0434 (Czechoslovakia) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke

CBS/Supraphon 1 13 0434 (Czechoslovakia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke

CBS/Supraphon 1 13 0434 (Czechoslovakia) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke

This album was made in Czechoslovakia by Supraphon on behalf of CBS. It had a very thin paper sleeve, used for both the mono and stereo records, although Gerd Rundel has found a copy on eBay with a variant stereo-only sleeve with "STEREO" printed over the Supraphon logo at front top left. Lars M. Banke's copy has a "STEREO" sticker at front bottom right. The rear of both sleeves is the same with both mono and stereo catalogue numbers. This club edition had a 16 page pink booklet on thin paper with the English and translated lyrics of each song. The booklet also has both mono and stereo catalogue numbers. The record has dark blue Supraphon labels (some copies on eBay have light blue labels but this must be a digital photography fault).

Side 1: Blowin' In The Wind; Girl From The North Country; Don't Think Twice. It's All Right; The Times They Are A-Changin'; Only A Pawn In Their Game; All I Really Want To Do; It Ain't Me Babe
Side 2: Love Minus Zero/No Limit; It's All Over Now, Baby Blue; Positively 4th Street; Highway 61 Revisited; I Want You; Just Like A Woman.

The record of Lars M. Banke's copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - E 1165/C A, Side 2 - E 1166/C A.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Lukáš Berný and Ronald Born for information and scans. Thanks to Ian Woodward and Gerd Rundel for finding copies on eBay.


"Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS/Supraphon SUA ST 55 994 (Czechoslovakia), 1968:
This album is the same as the previous one with a new sleeve (Lukáš Berný says this release was just for export). For details of the mono version Supraphon SUA 15 994, see Mono LPs - Dylan-only Compilations.

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CBS/Supraphon SUA ST 55 994 (Czechoslovakia) - front scan by Hans Seegers - this stereo version has a gold sticker in the top right-hand corner

The rear sleeve of Bob Dylan includes a picture of Bob from the Woody Guthrie Tribute Concert in Jan 1968 (not released until 1972) and the sleeve notes in English from Bringing It All Back Home. This album was also exported to Russia, which is why there is Russian text on the rear sleeve below the picture saying "Songs of an American poet, composer and singer - Bob Dylan" (thanks to Artur Jarosinski for the translation). The two Supraphon album sleeves illustrated on the rear of the Bob Dylan sleeve are by Yves Montand and Duke Ellington, not Bob.
CBS/Supraphon SUA ST 55 994 (Czechoslovakia) - detail of front with stereo gold sticker, scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS/Supraphon SUA ST 55 994 (Czechoslovakia) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (1968 release)


CBS/Supraphon SUA ST 55 994 (Czechoslovakia) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (1968 release - Russian export)


CBS/Supraphon SUA ST 55 994 (Czechoslovakia) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1968 release)

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CBS/Supraphon SUA ST 55 994 (Czechoslovakia) - Side 1 of 1968 release, scan by Hans Seegers (the mono version has blue labels
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CBS/Supraphon SUA ST 55 994 (Czechoslovakia) - detail of Side 1 of 1968 release, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Supraphon SUA ST 55 994 (Czechoslovakia) - detail of rear, scan by Ronald Born (1970 release)


CBS/Supraphon SUA ST 55 994 (Czechoslovakia) - Side 1 of 1970 release, scan by Ronald Born


CBS/Supraphon SUA ST 55 994 (Czechoslovakia) - detail of Side 1 of 1970 release, scan by Ronald Born


CBS/Supraphon SUA ST 55 994 (Czechoslovakia) - Side 2 of 1970 release, scan by Ronald Born


CBS/Supraphon SUA ST 55 994 (Czechoslovakia) - Side 1 of 1971 release, scan by Ronald Born


CBS/Supraphon SUA ST 55 994 (Czechoslovakia) - detail of Side 1 of 1971 release, scan by Ronald Born

CBS/Supraphon SUA ST 55 994 (Czechoslovakia) - detail of Side 2 of 1970 release (no date code), scan by Stuart Torrence

CBS/Supraphon SUA ST 55 994 (Czechoslovakia) - detail of Side 2 of 1970 release (misspelling of Just Like A Woman), scan by Stuart Torrence

CBS/Supraphon SUA ST 55 994 (Czechoslovakia) - Side 2 of 1971 release, scan by Ronald Born

Supraphon SAR ST 55 994 was reissued in 1970 and 1971 as "stereo/mono" with blue labels. The rear sleeve of the 1970 release was missing the Russian text and had "COMPATIBLE" under the Supraphon logo. However, the 1971 release reverted to the sleeve with the Russian text and omitted the "COMPATIBLE" (information from Ronald Born).

The numbers under the "SIDE 1" on a Supraphon record label indicate the six month period in which the record was issued, as the second number is always either "1" or "2". Thus the first release on red labels is the second half of 1968, the second release on blue labels is the second half of 1970, and the third release is the first half of 1971 (information from Ronald Born). As can be seen, the number is absent on Side 2. Thanks to Stuart Torrence for pointing out that on the 1970 and 1971 releases there is a mistake on Side 2, with Just Like A Woman mistitled as "Must Like A Woman"! This mistake is probably also on the red 1968 Side 2 label - not yet shown.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Ronald Born for information and scans.


1969


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits" - stereo vinyl compilation LP, CBS/Sony SONX 60044 (Japan), Jun 1969, re-released 1975:

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CBS/Sony SONX 60044 (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (both releases)
This album, which dates from 1969, not 1967 as listed earlier, has the same front sleeve as the US Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits release, but a different rear sleeve and track list. It has a gatefold sleeve with the song lyrics in Japanese inside.


CBS/Sony SONX 60044 (Japan) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (both releases)

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CBS/Sony SONX 60044 (Japan) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (1969 release)


CBS/Sony SONX 60044 (Japan) - rear scan by Les Kokay (first 1975 release with price ¥2,100)


CBS/Sony SONX 60044 (Japan) - reverse of booklet with discography, scan by Hans Seegers (both releases)


CBS/Sony SONX 60044 (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1969 promo release)


CBS/Sony SONX 60044 (Japan) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1969 promo release - correct)


CBS/Sony SONX 60044 (Japan) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1969 promo release)


CBS/Sony SONX 60044 (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1969 promo release)


CBS/Sony SONX 60044 (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1969 commercial release)


CBS/Sony SONX 60044 (Japan) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1969 commercial release - error)


CBS/Sony SONX 60044 (Japan) - detail of rear with price ¥2,100, scan by Hans Seegers (first 1975 release)


CBS/Sony SONX 60044 (Japan) - detail of rear with price ¥2,300, scan by Hans Seegers (second 1975 release)


CBS/Sony SONX 60044 (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1969 commercial release)

CBS/Sony SONX 60044 (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 commercial release)

CBS/Sony SONX 60044 (Japan) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 commercial release - correct again!)

CBS/Sony SONX 60044 (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 commercial release)

CBS/Sony SONX 60044 (Japan) - front with top obi, scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release)


CBS/Sony SONX 60044 (Japan) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers (both releases)


CBS/Sony SONX 60044 (Japan) - unfolded top obi, scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release)

Tracklisting:

Side 1: Rainy Day Women #12 & 35; Blowin' In The Wind; The Times They Are A-Changin'; It Ain't Me, Babe; Love Minus Zero/No Limit

Side 2: Mr Tambourine Man; Subterranean Homesick Blues; I Want You; Positively 4th Street; Just Like A Woman; Highway 61 Revisited

This album was previously listed in 1969 because it contained a then rarity:

R-0049  Positively 4th Street - 1965 mix - slightly longer at 4:12 as opposed to 3:56 on single version

This is the same as the version from 1965 Witmark tape and the 1966 Columbia compilation album Disco Teen '66. Carsten Baumann informs me that he's checked the version on this 1966 album against the version now included on the remastered Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (US release), and they are the same. This would mean it replaces the single version which is now to be found on CD only on Biograph  (it's also on the non-US release The Best Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2, see 2000). Thanks also to David Goldsmith for confirmation. This stereo version of R-0049 has ceased to be a rarity, and has been moved to the new Released Rarities page. The mono version of R-0049, R-0049M, remains a rarity and is still listed for 1965 and 1966.

The 1969 release has plain orange CBS/Sony labels. Love Minus Zero/No Limit on Side 1 is mistitled as "Outlaw Blues/No Limit" on the commercial label but not on the promo label. The song is listed correctly on the rear sleeve, but the record actually plays Outlaw Blues! Brendan Kane has a commercial copy (not shown) where Love Minus Zero/No Limit is listed on both the rear sleeve and the orange record label, which again plays Outlaw Blues.

The 1975 reissue has orange/cream CBS/Sony labels and Love Minus Zero/No Limit is listed correctly on the Side 1 label. I believe the song also plays correctly on the record itself instead of Outlaw Blues. The 1975 release has an orange/white top obi with black text and price either ¥2,100 or ¥2,300. Hans Seegers has never seen a 1969 copy with an obi. Both releases have a 12" LP-sized booklet with the Milton Glaser poster on the front and a discography including 1968's John Wesley Harding on the back.

I previously reported this album was reissued in 1976 with the catalogue number 25AP 276, but in fact 25AP 276 was a copy of the Japanese book club album Greatest Hits (CBS/Sony FCPA-19) and has the same tracklisting as the US Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (Columbia KCS 9463 stereo).

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


For the later parts of this list, see here:

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Other International Albums and Compilations are now here:


International Albums: Regular Albums from Round the World - Index


International Albums: Regular Albums - Multi-Packs


International Compilations: Various Artist Albums

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International Compilations: Dylan Album Tracks on Other Artist's Albums


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