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Freewheelin' 1963
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
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This page lists mono releases of this regular Bob Dylan album. These LPs were listed here because the mono versions of Dylan songs were unavailable on CD until the release of the first eight Dylan albums in mono as The Original Mono Recordings in 2010. Mono LPs with rare tracks (e.g. mono versions with significant differences from the album tracks, such as different mixes, edits or fades) are listed in the main chronological pages. Mono singles up to 1976 have their own pages, see the links above.

Thanks to David Burgess for the UK catalogue numbers - all my mono LPs were stolen when my Manchester flat was burgled in May 1968!

For stereo releases of this album, see International Album Releases (Regular).

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

Revised: 18 September, 2017.


Vinyl Releases


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - promo mono vinyl LP, Columbia CL 2105 (USA), Dec 1963:


The original photo uncropped, scan by Dag Braathen
The front photograph was taken by Barry Feinstein, uncredited. It's a pastiche of a Woody Guthrie photo. Barry Feinstein sadly died on 20 Oct 2011, for more pictures of Bob by Barry, see . Most international releases had a higher crop of the photo with more of Bob's hair than the US release! For example, the UK album picture starts at the top of the picture with the CBS logo and ends just below the top visible unbuttoned button on Bob's shirt; the US album picture starts just above the text, cutting off more of the top of Bob's head and ends as shown showing the buttoned button.

Columbia CL 2105 (USA) - front with timing strip, scan by Gerd Rundel (first release - mono catalogue number at top left)

These promo copies have the first US mono sleeve (see below) with the mono catalogue number at front top left and just the mono catalogue number on the rear sleeve. There is a radio station timing strip on the front sleeve of Gerd Rundel's copy and a radio station play log on the rear sleeve. The first entry in the play log is for "12-22", presumably 22 Dec 1963. This would tend to support a commercial release date of 13 Jan 1964, see below. There is also a "3" on the rear sleeve at bottom right. This indicates the sleeve was made by Modern Album Finishing Co., probably at Terre Haute, IN. The white label promo album shown has the words "RADIO STATION COPY - NOT FOR RESALE" on the labels below the title. The record has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XLP-75526-1F, Side 2 - XLP-75527-1G. Manuel García Jara has a commercial copy without the front timing strip and the rear play log on the sleeve, which also has a "3" on the rear in the same position. This record has commercial "Guaranteed High Fidelity" labels as below but with the same matrix numbers: Side 1 - XLP-75526-1F, Side 2 - XLP-75527-1G.


Columbia CL 2105 (USA) - detail of rear with radio station play log, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CL 2105 (USA) - rear with radio station play log, scan by Gerd Rundel (first release - mono catalogue number only at top right)


Columbia CL 2105 (USA) - detail of front with timing strip, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CL 2105 (USA) - detail of rear with "3", scan by Gerd Rundel (Manuel García Jara's copy is the same)

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Columbia CL 2105 (USA) - promo album Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

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Columbia CL 2105 (USA) - promo album Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel

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


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - mono vinyl LP, Columbia CL 2105 (USA), 10 Feb 1964, re-released 1965 and 1967-68:
10 Feb 1964 is the release date given by bobdylan.com, Brian Hinton's 2006 book "Bob Dylan Album File & Complete Discography" (Cassell Illustrated), dates it as 13 Jan 1964.

CL 2105 (USA, mono), first release, 1964:

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Columbia CL 2105 (USA) - front scan by Hans Seegers (first release - mono catalogue number at top left)
The US rear sleeve has track times and also poems by Bob, "11 Outlined Epitaphs", subsequently published in his "Writings And Drawings" book and "Lyrics 1962-1985". The rear sleeve showed the first two and a half poems, which were continued on an insert.


Columbia CL 2105 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (first release - mono catalogue number at top left)

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Columbia CL 2105 (USA) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (first release)


Columbia CL 2105 (USA) - detail of first US rear sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers ("3")


Columbia CL 2105 (USA) - detail of alternate first US rear sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel ("8")


Columbia CL 2105 (USA) - front of insert scan by Gerd Rundel (all releases)


Columbia CL 2105 (USA) - rear of insert scan by Gerd Rundel (all releases)


Columbia CL 2105 (USA) - detail of first US rear sleeve, just mono catalogue number beneath Columbia logo, scan by Hans Seegers

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Columbia CL 2105 (USA), first commercial release label - "GUARANTEED HIGH FIDELITY", Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CL 2105 (USA), detail of first commercial release label - "NONBREAKABLE", Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CL 2105 (USA), first commercial release label - "GUARANTEED HIGH FIDELITY", Side 2 with "DEMONSTRATION" sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia CL 2105 (USA), first commercial release label - "GUARANTEED HIGH FIDELITY", detail of Side 2 with "DEMONSTRATION" sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia CL 2105 (USA), detail of first commercial release label - detail of Side 1 with "GUARANTEED HIGH FIDELITY", scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CL 2105 (USA), first commercial release label - "GUARANTEED HIGH FIDELITY", Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - front scan by Hans Seegers (shown for comparison top and bottom)

The matrix numbers of the first mono pressings were Side 1 - XLP-75526-1A, Side 2 - XLP-75527-1A - subsequent pressings were 1B, 1C, etc. Manuel García Jara has a copy of the first commercial release with a demonstration sticker on Side 2 that reads "FOR DEMONSTRATION USE ONLY/... FOR SALE". "NOT FOR SALE" would be expected, and the text is aligned as if the word "NOT" should be present, however there is no sign on the sticker that it was originally present and has been erased. This copy has "1B" matrix numbers. Gerd Rundel's first release copy shown has stamped matrix numbers Side 1 - XLP-75526-1A, Side 2 - XLP-75527-1B. Hans Seegers' rear sleeve has a "3" in the bottom right hand corner, Gerd Rundel's copy has an "8" in a similar position. Both were made by Modern Album Finishing Co., probably at Terre Haute, IN.

CL 2105 (USA, mono), second release, 1965:


Columbia CL 2105 (USA) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (second and third releases)
The mono and stereo rear sleeves were different on the initial release, but subsequent US album releases from 1965 onwards used the same sleeve for both mono and stereo versions as long as mono continued. The copy shown of the 1964 rear sleeve has a "1" in the bottom right hand corner, fabricated by Modern Album Finishing Co., Terre Haute, IN. Anders Ydremark and Gerd Rundel have copies of the second release sleeve with a "6" in the bottom right hand corner, this time made by Imperial Paper Box Corp. of Brooklyn, NY. Ian Woodward has a friend who has a copy which has the first release record with "1A" matrix numbers but in the 1965 sleeve with a "1" in the bottom right hand corner of the sleeve as Stuart Leitch's copy. Gerd Rundel has a copy with a white sticker with "FOR DEMONSTRATION USE ONLY/NOT FOR SALE" on the Side 2 label in a sleeve with a "1" in the bottom right hand corner.

Columbia CL 2105 (USA) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (second and third releases)

Columbia CL 2105 (USA) - detail of second and third US rear sleeves, scan by Gerd Rundel ("6")


Columbia CL 2105 (USA) - detail of alternate second US rear sleeve (1965), photo by Stuart Leitch ("1")


Columbia CL 2105 (USA) - detail of subsequent US rear sleeves, both stereo and mono catalogue numbers beneath Columbia logo, scan by Hans Seegers
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Columbia CL 2105 (USA), second mono commercial release - "MONO/360 SOUND/arrows", Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia CL 2105 (USA), second mono commercial release, Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (same as Hans Seegers' copy)

Columbia CL 2105 (USA), second mono commercial release, Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (demonstration copy)


Columbia CL 2105 (USA), detail of second commercial release - detail of Side 1 still with "NONBREAKABLE", scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CL 2105 (USA), detail of second commercial release - detail of Side 1 with "MONO/360 SOUND/arrows", scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CL 2105 (USA), second mono commercial release - "MONO/360 SOUND/arrows", Side 2 photo by Stuart Leitch

Sergio Magnacca from Argentina has a copy with the "Guaranteed High Fidelity" label in the second sleeve, and Roger Sarao has one with matrix numbers Side 1 - XLP-75526-1B, Side 2 - XLP-75527-1B. Renaud Depierreux has a copy with the rear sleeve with both mono and stereo catalogue numbers with matrix numbers: Side 1 - XLP-75526-1L, Side 2 - XLP-75527-1AC. Like the copy mentioned above, there is a "1" in the bottom right hand corner of the sleeve. Stuart Leitch has a copy with the second release labels and the mono/stereo sleeve, again with a "1" in the bottom right hand corner of the sleeve.

CL 2105 (USA, mono), third release, 1967-68:


Columbia CL 2105 (USA) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (second and third releases)
The record of this release in the same sleeve as the second release (with a "6" at bottom right of the rear sleeve as shown above) has labels with the same design as the mono release of John Wesley Harding. This has just "MONO" on the labels instead of the “360 SOUND/MONO/arrows" logo. “NONBREAKABLE” is now missing left of the centre hole. The copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XLP-75526-1D, Side 2 - XLP-75527-1AF.

Columbia CL 2105 (USA) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (second and third releases)

Columbia CL 2105 (USA), third commercial release label - Side 1 with "NONBREAKABLE" now absent and just "MONO", scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia CL 2105 (USA), detail of third commercial release label - detail of Side 1 with "NONBREAKABLE" now absent, scan by Gerd Rundel

 
Columbia CL 2105 (USA), detail of third commercial release label - detail of Side 1 with just "MONO", scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CL 2105 (USA), third commercial release label - Side 2 with "NONBREAKABLE" now absent and just "MONO", scan by Gerd Rundel

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Gerd Rundel, Manuel García Jara, Ulf Gyllenspetz, Anders Ydremark, Sergio Magnacca, Renaud Depierreux and Stuart Leitch for information and scans.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - mono vinyl LP release, Columbia/CBS CL 2105 (USA for Singapore), 1964:


Columbia/CBS CL 2105 (USA for Singapore) - front scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia/CBS CL 2105 (USA for Singapore) - detail of front with "Columbia" obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia/CBS CL 2105 (USA for Singapore) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia/CBS CL 2105 (USA for Singapore) - detail of rear with "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia/CBS CL 2105 (USA for Singapore) - Side 1 with ring-shaped sticker with three "CBS" logos and "GUARANTEED HIGH FIDELITY", scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia/CBS CL 2105 (USA for Singapore) - Side 2 with ring-shaped sticker with three "CBS" logos and "GUARANTEED HIGH FIDELITY", scan by Lars M. Banke (partly removed)

This first release US copy was exported to Singapore. "Columbia" is obscured on the front sleeve, while the rear sleeve has a "CBS" label. The record labels including "NONBREAKABLE" have red ring-shaped stickers with three "CBS" logos and "GUARANTEED HIGH FIDELITY". The Side 2 label has been partly removed. The rear sleeve has a "1" in the bottom right hand corner, fabricated by Modern Album Finishing Co., Terre Haute, IN. The matrix numbers are: Side 1 - XLP -75526-1A, Side 2 - XLP -75527-1A.

Thanks to Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - 180gm mono vinyl LP reissue, Sundazed/Columbia LP 5108 (USA), Aug 2001:

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Sundazed/Columbia LP 5108 (USA) - front with sticker, scan by Anthony Perry

Thanks to Anthony Perry and Patrick Helfrich for information and scans.

For more information see Sundazed's web-site

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Sundazed/Columbia LP 5108 (USA) - front sticker scan by Anthony Perry

Sundazed/Columbia LP 5108 (USA) - rear scan by Patrick Helfrich

Sundazed/Columbia LP 5108 (USA) - detail of rear with barcode, scan by Patrick Helfrich
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Sundazed/Columbia LP 5108 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Anthony Perry

"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - mono vinyl LP reissues, Columbia 88697761051-3/CL 2105 (USA); Columbia/Music On Vinyl MOVLP 241 (NL/USA), 2010:


Columbia 88697761051-3/CL 2105 (USA) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (2010 release)

This heavyweight vinyl mono release is part of the LP version of the 2010 9LP set The Original Mono Recordings, see International Album Releases (Multi-Packs) 2010s, sold separately. The record labels reproduce the style of the original 1964 mono labels. As well as "CL 2105" the record sides are also numbered "88697761051-3A/B".


Columbia/Music On Vinyl MOVLP 241 (NL/USA) - front with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (2010 release)

Columbia/Music On Vinyl MOVLP 241 (NL/USA) - front sticker scan by Manuel García Jara (2010 release)

Columbia/Music On Vinyl MOVLP 241 (NL/USA) - rear with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (2010 release)

Columbia/Music On Vinyl MOVLP 241 (NL/USA) - rear sticker scan by Ronald Born (2010 release)

Columbia 88697761051-3/CL 2105 (USA) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (2010 release)

Columbia 88697761051-3/CL 2105 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (2010 release)

Columbia 88697761051-3/CL 2105 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (2010 release)

Columbia 88697761051-3/CL 2105 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (2010 release)

This album was also sold in Europe by the Dutch company Music On Vinyl as MOVLP 241. The copy shown has a gold Music On Vinyl sticker on the front sleeve and a white sticker with a barcode on the rear sleeve at bottom right. The rear sleeve of Ronald Born's copy has a "1" at bottom right. This indicates that the original 1962 sleeve that has been reproduced was fabricated by Modern Album Finishing Co., Terre Haute, IN. The record in the Dutch release is the same as that in the US release.

Music On Vinyl MOVLP 241 (NL) was the version of the album used for the 2017 French mono release on clear vinyl, see below.

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


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - mono hybrid SA-CD release, Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs CMFSA2179M (USA), Oct 2016:


Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs CMFSA2179M (USA) - front picture from www.musicdirect.com
Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for information about this pending mono hybrid SA-CD release from the US audiophile company Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs. There will be a simultaneous release on hybrid SA-CD and vinyl of seven Dylan mono albums excluding Blonde On Blonde. Thanks also to Éamonn for finding a European mono release from Oct 2016 from Amazon.
European Sony Music/Legacy mono release, front picture from www.amazon.co.uk

European Sony Music/Legacy mono release, rear picture from www.amazon.co.uk

"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - mono vinyl LP, Columbia CL 2105 (Canada), Feb 1964:


Columbia CL 2105 (Canada) - front scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia CL 2105 (Canada) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia CL 2105 (Canada) - insert front scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia CL 2105 (Canada) - detail of insert rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia CL 2105 (Canada) - insert rear scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia CL 2105 (Canada) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia CL 2105 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia CL 2105 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia CL 2105 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel ("PRINTED IN CAN.")

Columbia CL 2105 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CL 2105 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

The Canadian mono release sleeve has the mono catalogue number at front top left and rear top right. The country where the sleeve was printed is not shown, but the text "PRINTED IN USA" on the US sleeve is missing at rear bottom right (see US examples above). The album comes with the poem insert. The record was made in Canada and has “Guaranteed High Fidelity” labels. The copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XLP-75526-1J, Side 2 - XLP-75527-1AA.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - mono vinyl LP releases, CBS BPG 62251 (UK), May 1964:

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CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - front scan by Hans Seegers (CBS copy)

The UK rear sleeve not only has no track times, but also short-changes the UK record-buying public by showing only "4 Outlined Epitaphs"! The rear sleeve showed poems 1, 2, 7 and 8, and there was no insert as with the US release. UK fans had to wait until the publication of the book "Writings And Drawings" in 1974 to get the full eleven. The rear sleeve has three folded-over flaps. The record has orange CBS labels.

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CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (CBS copy)


CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (CBS copy)


CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (copy manufactured by Philips, CBS copy is the same)


CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (copy manufactured by Philips)


CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (copy manufactured by Philips - note different bottom text)


CBS bpg 62251 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (CBS copy - pressing ring inside CBS logo)


CBS bpg 62251 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (CBS copy - pressing ring inside CBS logo)

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CBS bpg 62251 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (CBS copy - pressing ring inside CBS logo)


CBS bpg 62251 (UK) - detail of Side 2, scan by Hans Seegers (CBS copy)


CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (copy manufactured by Philips - US catalogue number added)


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


CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Arie de Reus (copy pressed by Philips - pressing ring inside CBS logo)

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


CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Arie de Reus (copy pressed by Philips)


CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - Side 1 with "SAMPLE" stamp, photo by Ewan Gee (copy pressed by Philips)


CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (CBS copy)


CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (copy manufactured by Philips)

Mick Robinson has a copy of this mono LP with orange CBS rough texture labels, with playing speed "33" on both sides, and text "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964". It has a laminated sleeve which appears to have a paste over title sheet. Thanks to Arie de Reus for the information that these copies were manufactured for CBS by Philips, and not only have no folded-over flaps on the rear sleeve and a slightly different rear sleeve design, but the vinyl is also heavier. The record of Arie's copy has Philips-style matrix numbers: Side 1 - BPG 62251 L V 1=420 1 1I 10, Side 2 - BPG 62251 2L V 1 420 1 1 4. Jakob Gerber's copy has hard-to-read Philips-style matrix numbers that look like: Side 1 - BPG 62251 L V 1=420 10 9, Side 2 - BPG 62251 2L V 1 420 011 10. These Philips matrix numbers have an inverted triangle symbol which I show as "V". Jakob's record labels have "(P) 1964", not "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964". Ewan Gee has a copy made by Philips with "SAMPLE Not for Sale" rubber stamped on the Side 1 record label. These labels have "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964".

As CBS had no pressing plant in the UK and did not buy Oriole Records until Sep 1964, it's probable the copies I list as having been manufactured by CBS were actually made by Oriole.
 

CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate CBS copy)


CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate CBS copy)


CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate CBS copy - printer information at bottom right)


CBS bpg 62251 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (CBS label - pressing ring overlapping CBS logo)


CBS bpg 62251 (UK) - detail of Side 1 (CBS label - pressing ring overlapping CBS logo - my copy)

CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (Philips label)


CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - detail of rear (alternate CBS copy - "Dawson Rossiter Ltd." printer information at bottom right - my copy)

Gerd Rundel has a copy of the album with a CBS sleeve with three folded-over flaps on the rear, but with the additional text of "Record Sleeve Printed and Made by Dawson Rossiter Ltd." at bottom right. The record has a CBS label on Side 1 and a Philips-made label on Side 2! I also have a copy of this variant, with both labels in the CBS style. It has a price sticker of "32/8" on the rear sleeve (£1.63 today). The record comes in an authentic CBS picture inner sleeve, although it dates from 1966, and includes an illustration of Blonde On Blonde on the front.

The labels of both records, Gerd's and mine, have the pressing ring overlapping the CBS logo. On the CBS labels and Philips labels from Hans Seegers and Arie de Reus above the pressing ring is smaller and inside the CBS logo. The record of Gerd's copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 62251-A-2, Side 2 - 62251-B-2. The record of my copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 62251-3A-1, Side 2 - 62251 B.

The playing speed on all the above record labels is just "33". Is there a mono CBS UK copy of The Times They Are A-Changin' with playing speed "33" on the record labels?

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Arie de Reus and Gerd Rundel for scans - I actually bought this album three times, the first copy was lent to a friend and scratched, the second copy was stolen in May 1968.
 


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - mono vinyl LP releases, CBS 62251 (NL), Sep 1965 onwards:
Tom Willems puts the release date as after 17 Sep 1965. It was released in Holland at the same time as the mono releases of Subterranean Homesick Blues [Bringing It All Back Home] and Highway 61 Revisited. Manuel García Jara has a purchase date of 25 Oct 1965.


CBS 62251 (NL) - front photo by Hilda Fernhout (both releases)
This album has a folded sleeve, not sealed top and bottom, protected by a plastic sleeve, as was usual in Holland at the time. The first record shown has orange CBS labels with matrix numbers Side 1 - 75527-1, Side 1 - 75527-2. It came in a generic orange/white CBS inner sleeve. TimesNLMono1FrontDetail.jpg (32878 bytes)
CBS 62251 (NL) - detail of front, scan by Erik Vanderlinden (both releases)

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CBS 62251 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Erik Vanderlinden (both releases)


CBS 62251 (NL) - rear photo by Hilda Fernhout (both releases)

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CBS 62251 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Erik Vanderlinden (first release)

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CBS 62251 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Erik Vanderlinden (first release)
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CBS 62251 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Erik Vanderlinden (first release)


CBS 62251 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Erik Vanderlinden (both releases)

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CBS 62251 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Erik Vanderlinden (both releases)


CBS 62251 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Erik Vanderlinden (first release - correct)

CBS 62251 (NL) - Side 1 photo by Simon Blokker (first release with mistake on track 5)

CBS 62251 (NL) - Side 1 photo by Simon Blokker (first release with mistake - track 5 shown as track 6)

CBS 62251 (NL) - Side 1 photo by Simon Blokker (second release)


CBS 62251 (NL) - detail of Side 1, photo by Simon Blokker (second release)


CBS 62251 (NL) - Side 2 photo by Simon Blokker (second release)


CBS 62251 (NL) - detail of rear, photo by Hilda Fernhout (both releases)

There are two record label variants: the first has "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1965" to the left of the centre hole (like the UK release pressed by Philips above) and the second just has "P 1965" (like the UK release from CBS itself). The 1967 Dutch stereo release of this album has the second style of publication date. Hilda Fernhout's second release copy was bought in Amsterdam in late 1965 or early 1966.

Simon Blokker has a variant of the first release where track 5, North Country Blues, is wrongly listed as track 6. Hans Seegers tells me this was a well-known mistake and such copies are not rare in Holland. Simon also has several copies of the first release with "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1965" on the record labels. On three of them the labels are slightly different because the space between "XLP 75527" and "RECORDING..." is different and both texts differ in their positioning on the label. The printing on the right side of the label is also differently situated.

Thanks to Tom Willems, Erik Vanderlinden, Simon Blokker and Hilda Fernhout for information and pictures.


" "Mister" Bob Dylan [The Times They Are A-Changin']" - mono vinyl LP, CBS 62 251 (France), 1965:
This is the French mono version of The Times They Are A-Changin', like The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan French release (En Roue Libre) with a new title! Arie de Reus has a test pressing of this album on two discs with classical music on the reverse of each disc. This test pressing has blank labels, so a scan would be pointless. As far as I know there was no French stereo release of this album.

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CBS 62 251 (France) - front of gatefold sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers (all releases)

Unlike in other countries, this release has a gatefold sleeve. The rear sleeve has a unique design with an anachronistic 1965 photo of Bob! The inner sleeve has the lyrics of the first seven songs in English, each with a French commentary. The "11 Outlined Epitaphs" are missing.

The records with all sleeve variants have orange CBS labels which are titled The Times They Are A-Changin', not "Mister" Bob Dylan, as is the spine!


CBS 62 251 (France) - detail of front of gatefold sleeve, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (all releases)

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CBS 62 251 (France) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers (all releases)

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CBS 62 251 (France) - rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers - note the anachronistic 1965 photo with electric guitar! (first release)


CBS 62 251 (France) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (all releases except Simon Blokker's)


CBS 62 251 (France) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Simon Blokker (alternate second release, second variant with "U" - see comments below)

CBS 62 251 (France) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (all releases)

CBS 62 251 (France) - rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (alternate first release)

CBS 62 251 (France) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (alternate first release)

CBS 62 251 (France) - Side 1 scan by Raoul Verolleman (first and second releases)


CBS 62 251 (France) - detail of Side 1, scan by Raoul Verolleman (first and second releases - last line in brackets)


CBS 62 251 (France) - Side 2 scan by Raoul Verolleman (first and second releases)

CBS 62 251 (France) - Side 1 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (alternate first release)

CBS 62 251 (France) - detail of Side 1, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (alternate first release - brackets on last line missing)

CBS 62 251 (France) - Side 2 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (alternate first release)


CBS 62 251 (France) - spine scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (all releases)

Hans Seegers adds:

"This cover comes in two variants:
1) gatefold cardboard sleeve not laminated with the LP entrances on the outside
(with two variants - see below)
2) gatefold paper sleeve laminated on the outside with the LP entrances on the inside. This is a second edition released in the same year (with three variants - see below)."


CBS 62 251 (France) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers (first release printed by J. Colombet)


CBS 62 251 (France) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (alternate first release - different printer details now printed vertically on left, see above)

Sergio Mariano Romay has what he believes is an alternate first release with the front sleeve as the other releases. It has a gatefold sleeve made of strong cardboard, not laminated, with the LP entrances on the outside. On the rear sleeve, the logo of the printer, J. Colombet of Paris, beneath the Barbra Streisand "EP 5919" record information is missing. The printer is now "SCHNEIDER Fres ET MARY, LEVALLOIS" (a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris). The printer's name is printed vertically at rear bottom left, in very small and almost illegible type. The record has orange CBS labels, the only difference being that the French matrix numbers "XPARTX 55809" on Side 1 and "XPARTX 55810" on Side 2 to the right of the centre hole underneath the US matrix numbers have lost their brackets. The records of this copy has stamped matrix numbers:  Side 1 - XLP 75526  XPARTX 55809 21  M6 241777, Side 2 - XLP 75520 ("0"crossed and "7" stamped further up)  XPARTX 55810 21  M6 241778.


CBS 62 251 (France) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Dr. Hanns Peter Bushoff (second release, first variant - same as first release, printed by J. Colombet)


CBS 62 251 (France) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Dr. Hanns Peter Bushoff (second release, second variant, larger J. Colombet logo)
   

Dr. Hanns Peter Bushoff has two copies with the second variant sleeve (laminated on the outside, LP openings on the inside) - the only difference is the size of the logo of the printer, J. Colombet of Paris, beneath the Barbra Streisand "EP 5919" record information. Simon Blokker has a copy of this variant with the larger J. Colombet logo where the rear sleeve has a "U" in a circle next to the CBS logo, missing from all other sleeve variants.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Raoul Verolleman, Dr. Hanns Peter Bushoff and Sergio Mariano Romay for information and scans.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - mono vinyl LP, Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88985439111 (France), released in association with French record store chain FNAC, 16 Jun 2017:


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88985439111 (France) - front with FNAC sticker (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88985439111 (France) - front FNAC sticker

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88985439111 (France) - detail of front ("CL 2105")

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88985439111 (France) - detail of front ("COLUMBIA")

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88985439111 (France) - detail of front ("GUARANTEED HIGH FIDELITY")

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88985439111 (France) - clear vinyl disc photo by Éamonn Ó Catháin

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88985439111 (France) - rear

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88985439111 (France) - detail of rear ("CL 2105")

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88985439111 (France) - front of insert

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88985439111 (France) - rear of insert

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88985439111 (France) - detail of rear of insert (88985344321")

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88985439111 (France) - Side 1 (clear vinyl)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88985439111 (France) - detail of Side 1 ("CL 2105" - design of first US commercial release with "NONBREAKABLE")

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88985439111 (France) - detail of Side 1 ("Made in the EU")

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88985439111 (France) - Side 2 (clear vinyl)


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88985439111 (France) - detail of rear (2016 date, Sony Music logo on left,
Gütersloh, Germany, address in centre, "Made in the EU", barcode sticker "88985439111" on right, "88985344321" printed on sleeve)

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for information that the French record store chain FNAC has released a second mono Bob Dylan album on coloured vinyl, this time The Times They Are A-Changin' on clear vinyl. This is a limited edition of 1000 copies, and this time the record plays the right album! (The first mono FNAC release in Mar 2017 was Highway 61 Revisited, which actually played Bringing it All Back Home!)

The 2010 Dutch release Music On Vinyl MOVLP 241 (NL) above was the version of the album used for this clear vinyl release. The rear sleeve and the rear of the insert have the previous catalogue number "88985344321". The record has red Columbia US mono labels, reproducing the style of the original 1965 mono labels. Both the rear sleeve and the record labels are dated 2016. The record of my copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - 88697761051-LP3-A (handwritten) 88014-1A MOVLP 241 (stamped), Side 2 - 88697761051-LP3-B (handwritten) 88014-1B MOVLP 241 (stamped). "STERLING" is also stamped on both sides plus "RKS" handwritten. This means the album was mastered at Sterling Sound, New York, by their chief engineer Ryan K. Smith. Because of the clear vinyl these numbers are hard to read because the numbers on both sides overlap each other when the record is held up to a light source.

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for information and the album.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - mono vinyl LP, CBS 62251 (Israel), 1965(?):


CBS 62251 (Israel) - front scan by Gerd Rundel
This release has a unique front sleeve with white borders top and bottom. This means part of the picture is cut off, so the photo of Bob has the same crop of Bob at the top as the US mono sleeve and the same crop at the bottom as the UK mono sleeve.
CBS 62251 (Israel) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 62251 (Israel) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 62251 (Israel) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 62251 (Israel) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel ("MADE IN ISRAEL")

CBS 62251 (Israel) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel ("149")

CBS 62251 (Israel) - insert front scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 62251 (Israel) - insert rear scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 62251 (Israel) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 62251 (Israel) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel ("MADE IN ISRAEL")

CBS 62251 (Israel) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel

The sleeve was made in Israel. The number "149" is printed vertically on the rear sleeve at bottom right. There is a double-sided insert completing the "11 Outlined Epitaphs". The record was made in Israel and has orange CBS labels. The copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XLP-75526-1AB, Side 2 - XLP-75527-1AJ.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - mono vinyl LP, CBS BP-233107 (Australia), 1965:
The stereo version of this album was CBS SBP-233107.


CBS BP-233107 (Australia) - front scan by Hans Seegers (both releases)

This was the first Bob Dylan release in Australia! It comes in a regular sleeve with two folded-over flaps with the poems continued on an insert. The record has orange CBS labels with the "Allan's" logo - the then distributors in Australia. Stuart Moore's first release copy has promo stamps on the rear sleeve and Side 1 label, otherwise it's the same as Hans' copy shown.


CBS BP-233107 (Australia) - detail of front, scan by Lars M. Banke| (both releases)


CBS BP-233107 (Australia) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (first release)


CBS BP-233107 (Australia) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (first release - mono catalogue number only - second release has both mono and stereo catalogue numbers)


CBS BP-233107 (Australia) - detail of rear with promo stamp, scan by Stuart Moore (first release)


CBS BP-233107 (Australia) - rear scan by Stuart Moore (second release)


CBS BP-233107 (Australia) - Side 1 with promo stamp, scan by Stuart Moore (first release)


CBS BP-233107 (Australia) - detail of Side 1 with promo stamp, scan by Stuart Moore (first release)


CBS BP-233107 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (first release)


CBS BP-233107 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (first release)


CBS BP-233107 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (first release)


CBS BP-233107 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (second release)

CBS BP-233107 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (second release)

Stuart Moore's second release copy has the same front sleeve but a different rear sleeve with both mono and stereo catalogue numbers at top right. The records have a slightly larger "Allan's" logo, "33⅓" in a different type face, and the text below the central CBS logo is printed higher.

All the record labels shown have round the circumference at the bottom the text "MADE IN AUSTRALIA BY A REGISTERED USER OF THE TRADE MARKS" without a CBS copyright. This is because up to 1977 all Australian records were manufactured by the Australian Record Company (Pty) Ltd. (A.R.C.) on behalf of CBS.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Stuart Moore and Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - mono vinyl LP, CBS BP-473096 (New Zealand), 1965:
CBS SBP-474220, a stereo version of this album, was released in the early 1970s. Was there an earlier stereo album CBS SBP-473096, released around 1967?


CBS BP-473096 (New Zealand) - front scan by Hans Seegers
Like other New Zealand Dylan album releases of this period, the front sleeve has a white border. The sleeve was printed in New Zealand by Whitcomb and Tombs Limited and this copy has a Begg's sticker on the rear. Thanks to Bill Hester for information that Begg's was a long-established chain of music stores in New Zealand - one store remains in Christchurch but it doesn't sell records or CDs these days. The record has orange CBS labels with the additional logo of Allan's, the then local distributor in Australia and New Zealand. There was an insert like the US release.


CBS BP-473096 (New Zealand) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS BP-473096 (New Zealand) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS BP-473096 (New Zealand) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (record store sticker)


CBS BP-473096 (New Zealand) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS BP-473096 (New Zealand) - front of insert, scan by Bill Hester


CBS BP-473096 (New Zealand) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS BP-473096 (New Zealand) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (Allan's logo)


CBS BP-473096 (New Zealand) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS BP-473096 (New Zealand) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Bill Hester for information and scans.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - mono vinyl LP releases, CBS ALD 6814 (South Africa/Rhodesia), 1965:

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CBS ALD 6814 (South Africa) - front scan by Hans Seegers

CBS ALD 6814 (South Africa) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel
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CBS ALD 6814 (South Africa) - rear with sticker, scan by Alan Galley (UK version of the poems)

CBS ALD 6814 (South Africa) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ALD 6814 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS ALD 6814 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS ALD 6814 (South Africa) - detail of rear with revised Side 1 tracklist, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS BPG 62251 (UK) - detail of rear for comparison, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS ALD 6814 (South Africa) -
Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ALD 6814 (South Africa) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel showing Motorpsycho Nitemare and It Ain't Me, Babe instead of With God On Our Side

CBS ALD 6814 (South Africa) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans of this rare South African version of The Times They Are A-Changin' which has a variant track list. Side 1 has six songs instead of five because With God On Our Side was banned in apartheid South Africa and removed from the LP. It is still listed on the front sleeve, but not on the rear sleeve or record labels. It was replaced by Motorpsycho Nitemare and It Ain't Me, Babe from Another Side Of Bob Dylan, which had not been released in South Africa. The sleeve is laminated on the front only and was printed in South Africa by Record Pac.

Thanks also to Alan Galley from New Zealand for drawing my attention to this album. The Times They Are A-Changin' was re-released in stereo in South Africa in 1972 with the original track list, see International Album Releases (Regular). Thanks also to Gerd Rundel and Manuel García Jara for submitting detail scans at the same time. Gerd's and Manuel's copies both have handwritten matrix numbers, slightly different: Side 1 - ABC 25214 (both);  Side 2 - ABC-25215 (Manuel)/ABC 25215 (Gerd - no dash).
 

CBS ALD 6814 (Southern Rhodesia) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara
The Southern Rhodesian album has a sleeve that looks identical to that of the South African album. The orange CBS record labels also look identical, but they have "MADE IN S. RHODESIA" stamped in the vinyl on each side. The copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - ABC 25214, Side 2 - ABC 25215 (as Gerd's South African copy).
CBS ALD 6814 (Southern Rhodesia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS ALD 6814 (Southern Rhodesia) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS ALD 6814 (Southern Rhodesia) - detail of Side 2, scan by Manuel García Jara

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Alan Galley, Manuel García Jara and Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - mono vinyl LP, CBS 62251 (Italy), 1966, re-released 1970, 1975 and 1978:
This mono album was released in Italy four times between 1966 and 1978. The 1976 and 1978 Italian releases are very unusual in that they are mono albums with 1970s style orange/yellow record labels. For some reason there never was a stereo release on vinyl in Italy.

CBS 62251 (Italy), 1966, 1970:


CBS 62251 (Italy) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1966 release - 1970 release is the same)
All these albums were made in Italy by CBS Italiana S.p.A. and distributed by Messaggerie Musicali, Milan. The 1966 sleeve is laminated on the front only and has two folded-over flaps. The line on the right of the rear sleeve is the end of the laminate, which wraps round from the front. The 1970 sleeve is identical. The sleeves were printed in Italy by Stampa Reparto Grafico C.G.D.

The record of the first 1966 release was made in Italy and has orange CBS labels. The album title and "BOB DYLAN" are above the centre CBS logo. There is extra text after "MADE IN ITALY" at the bottom of the labels, and the matrix numbers to the right of the centre hole are printed upside down. The matrix numbers of Giuseppe Orlandi's first 1966 copy are: Side 1 - 26/3/66 CBS 62251 1L/2, Side 2 - 26/3/66 CBS 62251 2L/2 (presumably 26 Mar 1966 was the date the masters were made).


CBS 62251 (Italy) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1966 release - 1970 release is the same)


CBS 62251 (Italy) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1966 release - two folded-over flaps)


CBS 62251 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1966 release - two folded-over flaps)


CBS 62251 (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Andrea Brillo (first 1966 release)


CBS 62251 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Andrea Brillo (first 1966 release)


CBS 62251 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Andrea Brillo (first 1966 release)


CBS 62251 (Italy) - Side 2 scan by Andrea Brillo (first 1966 release)


CBS 62251 (Italy) - inner sleeve front scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release only)


CBS 62251 (Italy) - inner sleeve rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release only)

CBS 62251 (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1966 release - 1970 release is the same)

CBS 62251 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1966 release - 1970 release is the same)

CBS 62251 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1966 release - 1970 release is the same)

CBS 62251 (Italy) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1966 release - 1970 release is the same)


CBS 62251 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1966 release - 1970 release is the same, printer's name "Stampa Reparto Grafico C.G.D.", two folded-over flaps)

The second 1966 record shown again has orange CBS labels with the album title and "BOB DYLAN" below the centre CBS logo. The bottom text is now just "MADE IN ITALY". To the right of the centre hole the matrix numbers are now the right way up. The record of the copy shown now has matrix numbers: Side 1: 26/3/1966 CBS 62251 1L/2, Side 2: 26/3/1966 CBS 62251 2L/3.

Manuel García Jara's 1970 record (not shown) also has orange CBS labels and matrix numbers: Side 1: 26/3/1966 CBS 62251 1L/2, Side 2: 6/11/1970 CI 62251 2L/3 (presumably 26 Mar 1966 and 6 Nov 1970 were the dates these masters were made). The 1970 record had the generic CBS Italy inner sleeve shown, but the 1966 records had no inner sleeve.

CBS 62251 (Italy), 1975:


CBS 62251 (Italy) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release - white border)
The 1975 and 1978 front sleeves have a white border of approximately ¼". Neither sleeve was laminated on the front or rear. The 1975 sleeve has two folded-over flaps and still shows the printer's name as Stampa Reparto Grafico C.G.D. The 1975 record shown was made by CBS Sugar and has orange/yellow CBS labels and stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 23/7/71 CI 62251 1L, Side 2 - 6/11/70 CI 62251 2L/3 (presumably 23 Jul 1971 and 6 Nov 1970 are the dates the masters were made). There was no inner sleeve.

CBS 62251 (Italy) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release - white border)

CBS 62251 (Italy) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release - two folded-over flaps)

CBS 62251 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release - two folded-over flaps)

CBS 62251 (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS 62251 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release - "CBS SUGAR")

CBS 62251 (Italy) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)


CBS 62251 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release, printer's name "Stampa Reparto Grafico C.G.D.", two folded-over flaps)

CBS 62251 (Italy), 1978:


CBS 62251 (Italy) - front photo by Marco S from Italy (1978 release - white border)

The sleeve of the 1978 release had the same white border and was again not laminated. It had no folded-over flaps and there is no printer's name on the rear. Marco's 1978 record shown was made by CBS and has orange/yellow CBS labels and stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 23/7/71 CI 62251 1L, Side 2 - 6/11/70 CI 62251 1L/3 (again presumably 23 Jul 1971 and 6 Nov 1970 are the dates the masters were made). Manuel García Jara's 1978 record has the same labels and stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 26/3/1966 CI 62251 1L, Side 2 - 6/11/1970 CI 62251 2L/3. There was no inner sleeve. The text "MADE IN ITALY BY CBS" at the bottom of the labels is aligned as if "SUGAR" should still be present.


CBS 62251 (Italy) - detail of front, scan by Marco S from Italy (1978 release)

CBS 62251 (Italy) - rear photo by Marco S from Italy (1978 release - no folded-over flaps)

CBS 62251 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Marco S from Italy (1978 release - no folded-over flaps)

CBS 62251 (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Marco S from Italy (1978 release)

CBS 62251 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Marco S from Italy (1978 release - "SUGAR" missing but text not realigned)

CBS 62251 (Italy) - Side 2 scan by Marco S from Italy (1978 release)


CBS 62251 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Marco S from Italy (1978 release - no printer's name, no folded-over flaps)

Thanks to Marco S from Italy, Manuel García Jara, Giuseppe Orlandi and Andrea Brillo for information and scans.


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - mono vinyl release, Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 889853443215 (Europe), 1 Dec 2017:

More information will be added when available.

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for information.


CD Releases


"Bob Dylan: The Original Mono Recordings" - 9CD set in 5" box, Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697761042 (USA/Europe), 19 Oct 2010; Sony Music SICP 2951-59 (Japan), 10 Nov 2010; 9LP set in 12" box, Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697761051 (USA/Europe), 21 Dec 2010:


Columbia/Legacy/ Sony Music 88697761042 (Europe) - front of outer box with sticker (my copy)
This set of Bob's first eight albums in the original mono mixes comes in a cutaway card box inside an outer box. The CD albums are in thick card sleeves reproducing the original mono album artwork, in this case Columbia CL 2105. The CD comes in a plain inner sleeve and its design is based on the original Columbia design (see above). There is a double-sided insert with the remaining poems making up the "11 Outlined Epitaphs". Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for information that this album can be downloaded in MP3 format from Play.com in the UK for £6.99 or £0.89 per track. For full details of the set, see here.


Sony Music SICP 2951-59 (Japan) - front of box with obi and sticker, scan by Anthony Perry


Sony Music SICP 2951-59 (Japan) - rear of box with obi, scan by Anthony Perry

Columbia/Legacy/ Sony Music 88697761042-3/CL 2105 (Europe) - front of card sleeve

Columbia/Legacy/ Sony Music 88697761042-3/CL 2105 (Europe) - rear of card sleeve

Columbia/Legacy/ Sony Music 88697761042-3/CL 2105 (Europe) - front of insert


Columbia/Legacy/ Sony Music 88697761042-3/CL 2105 (Europe) - rear of insert


Columbia/Legacy/ Sony Music 88697761042-3/CL 2105 (Europe) - CD


Columbia/Legacy/ Sony Music 88697761042 (Europe) - paper wrapper over rear of outer box

Sony Music SICP 2953 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Anthony Perry

Sony Music SICP 2953 (Japan) - back with obi, scan by Anthony Perry

Sony Music SICP 2953 (Japan) - obi scan by Anthony Perry


Sony Music SICP 2953 (Japan) - front of card sleeve, scan by Anthony Perry


Columbia/Legacy/ Sony Music 88697761042-3/CL 2105 (Europe) - detail of CD

Sony Music SICP 2953 (Japan) - rear of card sleeve, scan by Anthony Perry

Sony Music SICP 2953 (Japan) - front of insert, scan by Anthony Perry

Sony Music SICP 2953 (Japan) - rear of insert, scan by Anthony Perry


Sony Music SICP 2953 (Japan) - booklet front, scan by Anthony Perry


Sony Music SICP 2953 (Japan) - inner sleeve scan by Anthony Perry (same both sides)


Sony Music SICP 2953 (Japan) - CD scan by Anthony Perry

Thanks to Sonny Boy McFitzson for information about the Japanese release, Sony Music SICP 2151-59. It has a wrap-around obi with price ¥18,900 (¥18,000 plus sales tax). This has been reduced from the originally announced price of ¥25,000! As the original mono albums were never released in Japan, each has a light blue top obi based on those of the original stereo releases. The Japanese CD also comes in a contemporary inner sleeve with a Japanese language booklet and an insert reproducing the original 1964 US LP insert with the remaining poems from "11 Outlined Epitaphs".

The 12" mono LP is available separately from the vinyl boxed set as a Dutch release, Music On Vinyl MOVLP 241 (NL) - scans required.

Thanks to Anthony Perry for information and scans.


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