Audio: International 7" Stereo Singles & EPs 1965-69


Almost all Dylan stereo singles and EPs from the 1960s are Japanese!

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This is the first part of a list by release date of international (now including the USA, which was once listed separately) promo and commercially-released stereo 7" and 12" singles and EPs that have been referred to me but do not qualify for my Searching For A Gem list because they contain only performances which are available on officially released Dylan albums. Nevertheless, their interest value or scarcity means they're worth listing here - as far as I know many are not included on any other Internet site. Special thanks to Hans Seegers for many of these items! Stereo promo versions of commercially released singles that were formerly listed in the Promotional Items sections of the yearly pages are now listed here. Singles released exclusively for promotional purposes are now here too. As there were comparatively few Bob Dylan stereo singles and EPs released during the 1960s (mainly in Japan), this page lists items from 1965 to 1969.

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 13 March, 2017.


1965


"Bringing It All Back Home" - 7" stereo EP, Columbia 7-9128 (USA), 1965:

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Columbia 7-9128 (USA) - front of EP, scan by Hans Seegers

This jukebox-only EP, known as the "Little LP", contains a rarity, so full details can be found in 1965.

Side 1: On The Road Again; Bob Dylan's 115th Dream; Side 2: Gates Of Eden; She Belongs To Me.

As far as I know this is the only US Dylan stereo EP of any kind - none were ever released commercially. Manuel García Jara says that although this release was intended only for jukeboxes it was also sold commercially, as he has several copies with record store stickers. It also has "Available at your record shops" on the inner sleeve. The copy on the right has a United States Air Force stamp from Morón, Spain, a USAF base near Seville.

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


Columbia 7-9128 (USA) - front of EP with USAF stamp, scan by Manuel García Jara

"It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" - 10" stereo acetate, Columbia (no catalogue number) (USA), 1965:

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Picture found on eBay by Jean-Pol Hiernaux
This single-sided stereo acetate contains the album version from the stereo release of Bringing It All Back Home. It has a white generic Columbia Recording Studios label with handwritten text.

Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for finding this on eBay.


1966


"Bob Dylan" - 7" stereo EP, CBS LSS-380-C (Japan), Jan 1966:
This 33⅓ RPM EP was released before CBS was taken over by Sony.

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CBS LSS-380-C (Japan) - front of sleeve (my copy)
This stereo EP in the "STEREO SEVEN 33 RPM" series contains the regular album versions of Like A Rolling Stone, From A Buick 6 and Highway 61 Revisited from Highway 61 Revisited, plus Mr. Tambourine Man from Bringing It All Back Home. The record and sleeve are in a plastic wallet and there is an 8 page folded insert in English and Japanese. JpnEP1Back.JPG (34243 bytes)
CBS LSS-380-C (Japan) - rear of sleeve

CBS LSS-380-C (Japan) - front of insert, scan by Wil Gielen

CBS LSS-380-C (Japan) - A-side scan by Wil Gielen

CBS LSS-380-C (Japan) - B-side scan by Wil Gielen

The rarity from the Japanese point of view is that the version of From A Buick 6 is not the alternate take with harmonica intro from the first US and Japanese pressings (R-0046, see 1965), but the "regular" version, unavailable on a Japanese album at that time. This version was later released in Japan in 1974 on the limited edition compilation LP Mr. D's Collection #1, see 1974.

Thanks to Wil Gielen for information and scans.


"Blowin' In The Wind/A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall" - 7" stereo single, CBS 45S-211-C (Japan), Apr 1966:
This rare single, part of the "MASCOT 7" series, was the last Dylan single released in Japan before CBS was taken over by Sony. Only Japan issued commercial stereo singles in the 1960s!


CBS 45S-211-C (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers
This single has a folded insert with lyrics in English and Japanese, and orange CBS labels.

Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for initial information and to Hans Seegers for further information and scans.


CBS 45S-211-C (Japan) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 45S-211-C (Japan) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers

"Modern Folk Hits" - 7" stereo EP, CBS LSS-434-C (Japan), 1966:
This 33⅓ RPM EP was again released before CBS was taken over by Sony. The front photo is a crop of the previous picture.


CBS LSS-434-C (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers
This stereo EP in the "STEREO SEVEN 33 RPM" series contains the regular album versions of Blowin' In The Wind and A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan on the A-side, together with Masters Of War from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan and The Times They Are A-Changin' from the album of the same name on the B-side.
CBS LSS-434-C (Japan) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS LSS-434-C (Japan) - front of insert, scan by Wil Gielen


CBS LSS-434-C (Japan) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS LSS-434-C (Japan) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers

From the catalogue number it dates from about Jun-Jul 1966. The record was in a plastic inner sleeve and there was a 6 page folded insert in English and Japanese.

Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for information and to Hans Seegers and Wil Gielen for further information and scans.


"Ballad Of A Thin Man"/"Like A Rolling Stone" - 12" stereo acetate, I.B.C. Sound Recording Studios (no catalogue number) (UK), May 1966:


Label photo by Alex Greenway
This stereo acetate contains two tracks recorded live with The Hawks (later The Band) from the concert at the Free Trade Hall, Manchester, 17 May 1966, finally released in 1998 as The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 - Bob Dylan Live 1966: The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert after years of being one of Dylan's most famous bootlegs. As well as Ballad Of A Thin Man, it includes Like A Rolling Stone with the infamous "Judas!" shout. The record was engineered by Brian Carroll at I.B.C. Recording Studios, 35 Portland Place, London, W1. It has a red I.B.C. generic label with handwritten text and is accompanied by a covering letter from Brian authenticating the disc as the only copy. Brian has also signed the label. Alex Greenway has researched Brian Carroll and confirmed he was indeed an engineer working for I.B.C. at the time the acetate was made.
Covering letter from Brian Carroll, photo by Alex Greenway

I originally assumed that this acetate was in mono, but Roger Ford thinks it is stereo, which means the tracks are not rarities. Roger says: "Brian Carroll’s letter only indicates that the other disc that he cut, a 12” one, was mono.  I remember reading a long time ago that I.B.C. cut two discs (presumably both acetates), one of which had the whole electric half in mono, and the other which had just the last two tracks, mixed in stereo as a try-out. I’d guess that’s what this disc is. The 8-track mono mix was the one originally bootlegged as In 1966 There Was..., but then some slightly later vinyl boots had the last two tracks in stereo, those presumably being lifted from this stereo acetate.  From the letter, it seems that Carroll made a mix from the 3-track master (presumably 15ips) onto a 7 1/2” tape reel which he then kept.  Maybe this tape had the 8 songs in mono and the two experimental stereo tracks.  Columbia presumably just got the original 3-track."

Thanks to Alex Greenway and Roger Ford for information and photos.


"Bob Dylan!! Vol. 2" - 7" stereo EP, CBS LSS-485-C (Japan), Aug 1966:
This 33⅓ RPM EP was again released before CBS was taken over by Sony.


CBS LSS-485-C (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers
This stereo EP in the "STEREO SEVEN 33 RPM" series contains the regular album versions of Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 and One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) from Blonde On Blonde plus the singles Positively 4th Street and Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
CBS LSS-485-C (Japan) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS LSS-485-C (Japan) - front of insert, scan by Wil Gielen


CBS LSS-485-C (Japan) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS LSS-485-C (Japan) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers

I have now been advised that the version of Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? is still in mono, and not the stereo version R-0513. The only occurrence of the stereo version R-0513 until 2015 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.

The record was in a plastic inner sleeve and there was a 4 page folded insert in English and Japanese.

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


1968


"Blowin' In the Wind" - 7"stereo EP, CBS/Sony SONE 70025 (Japan), 1968, reissued 1969:
This EP was released after CBS was taken over by Sony. All tracks are the regular stereo album versions.


CBS/Sony SONE 70025 (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers

This EP contains:

A-side: Blowin' In The Wind from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan; Like A Rolling Stone from Highway 61 Revisited.
B-side: Mr. Tambourine Man from Bringing It All Back Home; The Times They Are A-Changin'.

There was a folded insert with pictures of Bob on all four pages.


CBS/Sony SONE 70025 (Japan) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

CBS/Sony SONE 70025 (Japan) - front of insert, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS/Sony SONE 70025 (Japan) - page 2 of insert, scan by Stefan Haras

CBS/Sony SONE 70025 (Japan) - page 3 of insert, scan by
Stefan Haras

CBS/Sony SONE 70025 (Japan) - rear of insert, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS/Sony SONE 70025 (Japan) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


CBS/Sony SONE 70025 (Japan) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


CBS/Sony SONE 70025 (Japan) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (first commercial release, 1968)


CBS/Sony SONE 70025 (Japan) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (first commercial release, 1968)


CBS/Sony SONE 70025 (Japan) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (first commercial release, 1968)


CBS/Sony SONE 70025 (Japan) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (second commercial release, 1968)


CBS/Sony SONE 70025 (Japan) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (second commercial release, 1968)


CBS/Sony SONE 70025 (Japan) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (second commercial release, 1968)


CBS/Sony SONE 70025 (Japan) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (third commercial release, 1969)


CBS/Sony SONE 70025 (Japan) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (third commercial release, 1969)

This EP was released in a promo version with yellow labels, two versions in 1968 with orange labels, and a 1969 version with later design orange/cream labels. The second version with orange labels released in 1968 has different text round the label rim -the first has just "MADE IN JAPAN", while the second has "CBS/SONY RECORDS INC. TOKYO JAPAN", see the detailed scans.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Stefan Haras for information and scans.


"Blowin' In the Wind"/"Like A Rolling Stone" - 7" promo and commercial stereo singles, CBS/Sony SONG 80132 (Japan), 1968:

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CBS/Sony SONG 80132 (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (promo and commercial releases)
This single in the "Standard Series" has a bag-style sleeve, not a folded insert as many Japanese singles. The promo release has yellow CBS/Sony labels, the commercial release has orange CBS/Sony labels. Hans Seegers' commercial copy has an open centre, the centre of Stefan Haras' commercial copy has three spokes.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Stefan Haras for information and scans.

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CBS/Sony SONG 80132 (Japan) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (promo and commercial releases)
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CBS/Sony SONG 80132 (Japan) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)
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CBS/Sony SONG 80132 (Japan) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)
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CBS/Sony SONG 80132 (Japan) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)
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CBS/Sony SONG 80132 (Japan) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

CBS/Sony SONG 80132 (Japan) - A-side scan by Stefan Haras (alternate commercial release)

CBS/Sony SONG 80132 (Japan) - B-side scan by Stefan Haras (alternate commercial release)

"The Times They Are A-Changin'"/"A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" - 7" stereo single, CBS/Sony SONG 80156 (Japan), 1969:


CBS/Sony SONG 80156 (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers
The B-side title is misprinted as "Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" on the label. For a 1966 Japanese single and EP containing this track, see above. For a 1972 Australian stereo EP also containing this track, see 7" Stereo Singles & EPs 1972.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


CBS/Sony SONG 80156 (Japan) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony SONG 80156 (Japan) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony SONG 80156 (Japan) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers

"Rainy Day Women #12 & 35"/"I Want You" - 7" stereo single, CBS/Sony SONG 80165 (Japan), 1968:
This stereo single is very hard to find and expensive.

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CBS/Sony SONG 80165 (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers

A mono single with an edited version of Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 as the A-side (R-0051), had previously been issued by CBS in Japan in 1966 (see 1966).

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.

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CBS/Sony SONG 80165 (Japan) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony SONG 80165 (Japan) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers - note the unique "steering wheel" design (the label also shows the full 4:35 timing of the song)


CBS/Sony SONG 80165 (Japan) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers

1969


"Nashville Skyline" - 7"stereo promo and commercial EPs, CBS/Sony SONE 70076 (Japan), 1969:
All tracks are the regular stereo versions from Nashville Skyline, specifically the album CBS/Sony SONP 50095 (see International Album Releases). Wil Gielen thinks this EP was not actually released until 1970, but it can be no later than early 1970 because the promo release record has yellow labels, which were replaced in early 1970 by promo black/white labels with the same design as the commercial orange/cream labels. Precise release date required!


CBS/Sony SONE 70076 (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (promo and commercial releases)


CBS/Sony SONE 70076 (Japan) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (promo and commercial releases)


CBS/Sony SONE 70076 (Japan) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)

CBS/Sony SONE 70076 (Japan) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)

CBS/Sony SONE 70076 (Japan) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

CBS/Sony SONE 70076 (Japan) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

Note the unique front sleeve picture with the album cover shown twice! This EP has a 4-page folded insert (not shown). The promo sleeve comes with a pink spine, the regular one with an orange spine. The promo record has yellow labels and the commercial record has orange/cream labels.

A-side: Lay, Lady, Lay; Peggy Day
B-side: Girl From The North Country (with Johnny Cash); Nashville Skyline Rag

For a 1974 CBS/Sony Japan Nashville Skyline EP with a different tracklist, see International 7" Singles & EPs 1974.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"Lay, Lady, Lay" - 7" promo mono/stereo single, Columbia 4-44926 (USA), 1 Jul 1969:


Columbia 4-44926 promo-only single (USA) - mono side scan by Manuel García Jara
This promo single had the mono version on one side and the stereo version on the other.

The mono side has a white label with red text, the stereo side has a blue label with black and yellow text. There are radio station stickers on both sides of the single.


Columbia 4-44926 promo-only single (USA) - stereo side scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia 4-44926 promo-only single (USA) - mono side in generic sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia 4-44926 promo-only single (USA) - stereo side in generic sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

This single is also listed in Mono 7" Singles & EPs 1969. The single came in a buff sleeve with text round the cut-out centre, the first time this design of sleeve was used by Columbia US.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Lay, Lady, Lay"/"Peggy Day" - 7" promo stereo singles, Columbia 4-44926 (USA), 1 Jul 1969:


Columbia 4-44926 promo-only single (USA) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1)

Columbia 4-44926 promo-only single (USA) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1)

Columbia 4-44926 promo-only single (USA) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1)

Columbia 4-44926 promo-only single (USA) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (variant 2)

Columbia 4-44926 promo-only single (USA) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 2)

Columbia 4-44926 promo-only single (USA) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (variant 2)

These stereo singles were made for promo use only, there was no stereo commercial single in the USA. They have blue labels with black and yellow text. The differences are to the right of the centre hole. The first variant has "Suggested Side" on the A-side. The first variant also has matrix numbers "JZSS 151000" and "JZSS 150999" on the A- and B-sides (this would imply that Peggy Day was the intended A-side, but there is no evidence that it was marketed this way). On the second variant the matrix numbers are just "ZSS 151000" and "ZSS 150999" on the A- and B-sides. For mono promo and commercial versions of Columbia 4-44926, see Mono 7" Singles & EPs 1969.

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


"Lay, Lady, Lay"/"Peggy Day" - promo and commercial stereo 7" singles, CBS/Sony CBSA 82001 (Japan), 1969:

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CBS/Sony CBSA 82001 (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (promo and commercial releases)

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CBS/Sony CBSA 82001 (Japan) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (promo and commercial releases)

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CBS/Sony CBSA 82001 (Japan) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)
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CBS/Sony CBSA 82001 (Japan) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)
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CBS/Sony CBSA 82001 (Japan) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)
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CBS/Sony CBSA 82001 (Japan) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

This single is in the "Air Play Series". The promo release has yellow CBS/Sony labels, the commercial release has orange labels.

For mono promo and commercial singles with these two tracks, see Mono 7" Singles & EPs 1969.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"Nashville Skyline" - 7" stereo EP, CBS CES 4097 (Singapore), 1969:
All tracks are the regular stereo versions from Nashville Skyline. This is one of only three EPs released in Singapore - the other stereo EP is Self Portrait (see International Stereo 7" Singles & EPs 1970) and there is a mono Greatest Hits EP from 1967 (see Mono 7" Singles & EPs 1966-68).

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CBS CES 4097 (Singapore) - front scan by Hans Seegers
This EP has a different selection from the Japanese EP above:

A-side: Lay, Lady, Lay; To Be Alone With You

B-side: Nashville Skyline Rag; I Threw It All Away

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.

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CBS CES 4097 (Singapore) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS CES 4097 (Singapore) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS CES 4097 (Singapore) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers

"Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You" - 7" mono/stereo promo single, Columbia 4-45004 (USA), 19 Nov 1969:


Columbia 4-45004 (USA) - promo single, stereo side, scan by Hans Seegers
This promo single had the mono version on one side and the stereo version on the other.

The mono side has a white label with red text, the stereo side has a blue label with black and yellow text. This single is also listed in Mono 7" Singles & EPs 1969.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


Columbia 4-45004 (USA) - promo single, mono side, scan by Hans Seegers

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