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Bringing It All Back Home 1965
Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
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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. This page is still incomplete - more international mono releases of this album are required. 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).

Blonde On Blonde 1966
Blonde On Blonde
(1966)
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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: 10 November, 2017.


Vinyl Releases


"Highway 61 Revisited" - mono vinyl LP, Columbia CL 2389 (USA), 30 Aug 1965:

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Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - front with timing strip, scan by Gerd Rundel (promo release)

The front photograph is again by Daniel Kramer. The mono LP of Highway 61 Revisited has significantly different mixes and the length of the tracks frequently differ from the current stereo CD and the now deleted gold CD (information from Les Kokay and Roger Ford). It is now available on CD in remastered form as part of The Original Mono Recordings, see International Album Releases (Multi-Packs) 2010s. This album does not have the alternate take of From A Buick 6 with harmonica intro found on the first US stereo pressings, see 1965.


Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (promo release)


Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - detail of front with timing strip, scan by Gerd Rundel (promo release)

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Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - sealed rear with print, photo by Jon McAuliffe

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Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - limited edition print, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (promo release - "4")

Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (promo release - "meaningful")

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Columbia CL 2389 (USA) -Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (promo release)

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Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (promo release)

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Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - front with sticker, scan by Hans Seegers

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Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - front with two stickers, photo by Jon McAuliffe
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Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - detail of two stickers, photo by Jon McAuliffe


Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Chris Hood (first commercial release - "meaningful")

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Columbia CL 2389 (USA/Canada) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CL 2389 (USA/Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (later commercial releases - "meaningless")

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Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (commercial release, variant 1)

Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - detail of Side 1, photo by Gerd Rundel (commercial release, variant 1)

Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (commercial release, variant 1)

Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (commercial release, variant 1)

Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - detail of Side 2, photo by Gerd Rundel (commercial release, variant 1)

Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Edward Grazda (demo copy, variant 1)

Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2)

Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - Side 1 with demonstration sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release, variant 1)

Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - detail of demonstration sticker on Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release, variant 1)

Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - Side 2 of demonstration copy, scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release, variant 1)

Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Edward Grazda (demo copy, variant 1)

Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - detail of Side 2, scan by Edward Grazda (demo copy, variant 1)

Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2, "meaningless")

Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2)

Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2)

Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2)

Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Lee Kaufman (variant 3)

Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Lee Kaufman (variant 3)

This mono album was only released in the USA with the "360º SOUND" label - the "Guaranteed High Fidelity" labels had been discontinued before its release, and it was the first Dylan album to have this style of label on first release. Note the white sticker with violet text on the US front sleeve advertising Like A Rolling Stone - the single produced by Tom Wilson came out and had made the charts before the album was released (the rest of the album was produced by Bob Johnston). In his article “Tracking Dylan #17: The Like A Rolling Stine single” in “Isis” 182, Ian Woodward suggests that Like A Rolling Stone was not originally intended to be part of the Highway 61 Revisited album but a stand-alone single like Positively 4th Street and Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? However, its chart success made it good commercial sense to include it! The original American liner notes on the rear sleeve are the ones printed in "Writings and Drawings" (1974) and "Lyrics 1962-85" (1987). Thanks to Chris Hood for pointing out that the promo and the first commercial copies have "meaningful" at the end of the next-to-last paragraph, which was subsequently replaced by "meaningless", as in "Writings and Drawings" ("the subject matter - tho meaningless as it is - has something to do with the beautiful strangers...". There is No Eye, the title of the book of photographs by John Cohen and an associated CD, comes from the last paragraph of these liner notes, see 2001 ("there is no eye - there is only a series of mouths...").

Gerd Rundel has a promo copy with a timing strip on the front and white promo Columbia record labels. The rear sleeve has a "4" printed at bottom right (this means it was an original sleeve fabricated by Imperial Packing Co., Inc. of Indianapolis, IN). It has "meaningful" at the end of the next-to-last paragraph of the liner notes. The record of this promo copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XLP 110638-1B, Side 2 - XLP 110639-1B. Chris Hood has a copy of the first pressing of the US mono sleeve also with "meaningful". It has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XLP 110638-1A, Side 2 - XLP 110639-1A as Gerd Rundel's copy below.


Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - rear with "meaningful" and "5" at bottom right, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay
Sergio Mariano Romay has a copy where the rear sleeve has a "5" printed at bottom right (this means it was a reissue sleeve fabricated by Modern Album Finishing Co., probably at Terre Haute, IN). It again has "meaningful" at the end of the next-to-last paragraph of the liner notes. The record in this sleeve has variant 1 labels as shown above with both "NONBREAKABLE" and the "360º SOUND"/arrows logo on either side of "MONO".
Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - detail of rear with "5" at bottom right, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay
Manuel García Jara has a copy of the first commercial release in the "meaningful" sleeve with a demonstration sticker on Side 1 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. Edward Grazda's copy has the correct printing. Robert Dunn has a demo copy with "DEMONSTRATION NOT FOR SALE" stamped in red on the rear sleeve. The record labels do not have stickers. The rear sleeve has "4" at bottom right (as Gerd Rundel's copy above), and the matrix numbers are: Side 1 - XLP 110638-1B, Side 2 - XLP 110639-1B.
Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - detail of rear with demo stamp, scan by Robert Dunn

The record of Gerd Rundel's commercial copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XLP 110638-1A, Side 2 - XLP 110639-1A. It comes in the sleeve shown with the "LIKE A ROLLING STONE" sticker. Jon McAuliffe has a sealed copy of the US album with the violet sticker. It also has a red sticker just like first releases of the stereo album (see International Album Releases (Regular) and 1965) with white text advertising that the package contains a free "striking portrait" suitable for framing. The picture by "Lambert" is still in the shrink-wrap on the back of the album, covering most of the rear of the album sleeve. Thanks to Robert Kornovich for information from a book called "The Label: The Story of Columbia Records" by Gary Marmorstein (Thunder's Mouth Press, 2007) which says the picture was included by Columbia with the earliest copies of the album in one US region only. Edward Grazda has a demonstration copy with a white sticker on Side 2. It has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XLP 110638-1D, Side 2 - XLP 110639-1A. Manuel García Jara has a copy of the commercial release where the labels are missing "NONBREAKABLE" (variant 2 above). It has the sleeve variation with "meaningless". Lee Kaufman has a copy of the commercial release where the labels are missing both "NONBREAKABLE" and the "360º SOUND"/arrows logo on either side of "MONO" (variant 3 above). This design was introduced with the mono release of John Wesley Harding in 1968. The record has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XLP 110638-1D, Side 2 - XLP 110639-1E. It has the rear sleeve variation with "meaningful".


Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - rear with "meaningless" and "5" at bottom right, photo by Derek Lai

Derek Lai has a copy with the rear sleeve variation with "meaningless". This copy has a "5" printed at rear bottom right. This again means it was a reissue sleeve fabricated by Modern Album Finishing Co., probably at Terre Haute, IN - the copy listed above owned by Sergio Mariano Romay also has a "5" but has "meaningful"!


Columbia CL 2389 (USA) - front sleeve and fake red vinyl disc, photo from eBay
Thanks to Sergio Mariano Romay for information about this copy of Columbia CL 2389 with a red vinyl disc. Sadly, it is not a genuine Columbia US release. Augie Krater thinks these eBay albums are pirated from the 2010 mono remasters.

Columbia CL 2328 (USA) - copy with a price sticker and a suspicious "MONO" sticker, picture from eBay
I'm unconvinced of its authenticity, but for interest I show a copy of CL 2389 with three stickers, a "ROLLING STONE" sticker from the first release above, a record store price sticker, and a suspicious "MONO" sticker.  I find the "MONO" sticker very confusing. I lived throughout the 1960s and I never saw a mono album with a “MONO” sticker! Even by 1965, mono albums were the majority. I did not hear a stereo album until 1967-68. There was no need for “MONO” stickers. Maybe they might highlight “STEREO”, the new innovation, but not mono. I have also shown a different Dylan album cover from the same eBay seller with a similar price sticker and the same suspicious "MONO" sticker. I suspect the Highway 61 Revisited album is genuine but possibly two of the front stickers are not.


Columbia CL 1986 (USA), another copy with a similar price sticker and a suspicious "MONO" sticker, picture from eBay

Thanks to Chris Hood, Ulf Gyllenspetz, Hans Seegers, Edward Grazda, Lee Kaufman, Dr. Hanns Peter Bushoff, Manuel García Jara and Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"Highway 61 Revisited" - mono vinyl LP, Columbia CL 2389 (USA for export), 1965:


Columbia CL 2389 (USA for export) - front with "CBS" sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia CL 2389 (USA for export) - front "CBS" sticker scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia CL 2389 (USA for export) - rear with three "CBS" stickers, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia CL 2389 (USA for export) - detail of rear with "CBS" sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia CL 2389 (USA for export) - Side 1 with red ring-shaped sticker with four "CBS" logos, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia CL 2389 (USA for export) - Side 2 with red ring-shaped sticker with four "CBS" logos, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CL 2389 (USA for export) - detail of rear with two instances of "Columbia" covered with "CBS" stickers, scan by Gerd Rundel (also "7" at bottom right)

This US copy of CL 2389 was exported to Europe. The “Columbia” logos on the front and rear of the sleeve are pasted over with “CBS” logos. The sleeve was printed in the USA and has “meaningless” in the liner notes, also "7" at bottom right. The record has a red ring-shaped sticker with four black/white "CBS" logos pasted on the labels. The copy of the record shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XLP110638-1A, Side 2 - XLP110639-1D.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"Highway 61 Revisited" - mono vinyl LP reissue, Sundazed/Columbia LP 5071 (USA), May 2001:


Sundazed/ Columbia LP 5071 (USA) - front scan by Augie Krater

The mono version of Highway 61 Revisited, released by Sundazed under licence from Columbia on heavyweight vinyl in May 2001. Unusually, the copies owned by Anthony Perry, Hans Seegers and Sergio Mariano Romay have completely different front stickers.

Thanks to Ole Lien for information and to Anthony Perry, Hans Seegers, Augie Krater and Sergio Mariano Romay for scans.

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Sundazed/ Columbia LP 5071 (USA) - part of front with gold "180 gram" sticker, scan by Anthony Perry


Sundazed/ Columbia LP 5071 (USA) - part of front with alternate "180 gram" sticker, scan by Hans Seegers


Sundazed/ Columbia LP 5071 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Augie Krater


Sundazed/ Columbia LP 5071 (USA) - front with third sticker, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Sundazed/ Columbia LP 5071 (USA) - third front sticker scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Sundazed/ Columbia LP 5071 (USA) - rear scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Sundazed/ Columbia LP 5071 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

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Sundazed/ Columbia LP 5071 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Anthony Perry

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Sundazed/ Columbia LP 5071 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Anthony Perry


Sundazed/ Columbia LP 5071 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay


"Highway 61 Revisited" - mono 180gm vinyl LP reissues, Columbia 88697761051-6/CL 2389 (USA); Columbia/Music On Vinyl MOVLP 244 (NL for Europe), 2010:


Columbia 88697761051-6/CL 2389 (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. It includes the insert (a print suitable for framing) that was available with first pressings of the album in 1965. The record labels reproduce the style of the original 1965 mono labels. As well as "CL 2389" the record sides are also numbered "88697761051-6A/B". This album was also sold in Europe by the Dutch company Music On Vinyl as MOVLP 244. 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.


Columbia/Music On Vinyl MOVLP 244 (NL for Europe) - front with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (2010 release)

Columbia/Music On Vinyl MOVLP 244 (NL for Europe) - front sticker scan by Manuel García Jara (2010 release)

Columbia 88697761051-6/CL 2389 (USA) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (2010 release)

Columbia/Music On Vinyl MOVLP 244 (NL for EuropeNL for Europe) - rear with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (2010 release)

Columbia 88697761051-6/CL 2389 (USA) - insert scan by Manuel García Jara (2010 release)

Columbia 88697761051-6/CL 2389 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (2010 release)

Columbia 88697761051-6/CL 2389 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (2010 release)

Columbia 88697761051-6/CL 2389 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (2010 release)

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


"Highway 61 Revisited" - mono 180gm vinyl release, Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music CL 2389/88875146301 (NL for Europe), 20 Nov 2015, to be re-released 1 Dec 2017:


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music CL 2389/88875146301 (NL for Europe) - front scan by Jack Guerreiro

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music CL 2389/88875146301 (NL for Europe) - rear scan by Jack Guerreiro

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music CL 2389/88875146301 (NL for Europe) - Side 1 scan by Jack Guerreiro

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music CL 2389/88875146301 (NL for Europe) - detail of Side 1, scan by Jack Guerreiro ("Made in the EU")

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music CL 2389/88875146301 (NL for Europe) - Side 2 scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music CL 2389/88875146301 (NL for Europe) - detail of rear, scan by Jack Guerreiro (dated 2015, "Made in the EU")

The mono Music On Vinyl album was reissued in Europe on 20 Nov 2015 with a new black "LEGACY VINYL" sticker with gold text. This is one of four new releases including Bringing It All Back Home, Blonde On Blonde and Nashville Skyline (which must be in stereo). The rear sleeve has the extra Sony Music information and "©2015". The spine has the "LP" logo and "CL 2389" as well as the latest catalogue number 88875146301. The record of Éamonn Ó Catháin's copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - 88697761051-LP6-A 88019A MOVLP 244, Side 2 - 88697761051-LP6-B 88019B MOVLP 244. These are the old catalogue numbers from the 2010 release, not the new catalogue number. Each side also has "Sterling" and "RKS" stamped in the vinyl, which mean that the records were mastered by Ryan K Smith of Sterling Sound. The record of Jack Guerreiro's copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - 88697761051 - LP 6 - A  88019 1A MOVLP244, Side 2  - 88697761051 - LP 6 - B  88019 1B MOVLP244.

None of these releases came with an included CD or an MP3 download link, although Amazon provided an "Autorip" MP3 download for this release only.

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro and Éamonn Ó Catháin for information and scans.


"Highway 61 Revisited" - mono vinyl LP, Columbia CL 2389 (Canada), 30 Aug 1965:


Columbia CL 2389 (Canada) - front scan by Hans Seegers
The Canadian album still has the "GUARANTEED HIGH FIDELITY" labels, by then discontinued in the USA, with the addition of "PRINTED IN CAN.". It has the same sleeve as the US release except for the words "LITHO IN CANADA" on the front sleeve at bottom right.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans


Columbia CL 2389 (Canada) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers

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Columbia CL 2389 (USA/Canada) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CL 2389 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CL 2389 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers ("PRINTED IN CAN.")


Columbia CL 2389 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

"Highway 61 Revisited" - mono vinyl LP, CBS BPG 62572/CL 2389 (UK), Sep 1965:

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CBS BPG 62572 (UK) - front scan by Hans Seegers (first release)

The UK mono LP sleeve was laminated on the front only and had three folded flaps at the rear. Morgan from Totally Vinyl in the UK and Sergio Mariano Romay have copies that confirm this, although there may be copies with only two flaps and where the lamination line looks like a third flap on a scan. Sergio's copy has a sleeve printed by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. with a laminated front; the rear sleeve is unlaminated and has the boxed track titles as shown in the second sleeve variant below. Like Per Erik Dahlberg's copy, his record has matrix numbers that show it could have been a contract pressing by EMI for CBS Records.

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CBS BPG 62572 (UK) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (first release without musician details and unboxed track titles/times)


CBS BPG 62572 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (first release)

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CBS bpg 62572 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1 - possible EMI pressing)


CBS bpg 62572 (UK) - detail of Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1, "62572 A" correct - possible EMI pressing)


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bpg 62572 (UK) - Side 1 photo by Lee Lintott (variant 3)


CBS bpg 62572 (UK) - detail of Side 1, photo by Lee Lintott (variant 3, "62575 A" incorrect)


CBS BPG 62572 (UK) - detail of Side 1, photo by Lee Lintott (variant 3, recessed ring larger than printed square)


CBS bpg 62572 (UK) - Side 2 photo by Lee Lintott (variant 3)


CBS bpg 62572 (UK) - detail of Side 2, photo by Lee Lintott (variant 3, "62575 B" incorrect)


CBS bpg 62572 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate variant 3)


CBS bpg 62572 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate variant 3, "62575 A" incorrect)


CBS bpg 62572 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate variant 3, recessed ring inside printed square)


CBS bpg 62572 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate variant 3)


CBS bpg 62572 (UK) - detail of Side 2, scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate variant 3, "62575 B" incorrect)


CBS BPG 62572 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (first release with unboxed track titles/times, no printer's name)

The British rear design is completely different from that of the US release with just one photo of Bob, different from any of the three photos on the US rear sleeve. The liner notes contain many minor differences from the American notes. For example, the characters "Savage Rose & Fixable" are here called "Savage Rose & Openly". For a complete list of these differences, see Rod MacBeath's article "Looking Up Dylan's Sleeves Part One" in "The Telegraph" issue 50, Summer 1994. I can only assume CBS UK were given an earlier version of Bob's notes.


CBS BPG 62572 (UK) - front scan by Per Erik Dahlberg (variant 4 - possible EMI pressing)
Per Erik Dahlberg's copy is variant 4 as listed below, the record matrix numbers show it could have been a contract pressing by EMI for CBS Records. The sleeve was printed by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
CBS BPG 62572 (UK) - detail of front with no catalogue number, scan by Per Erik Dahlberg (variant 4 - possible EMI pressing)

CBS BPG 62572 (UK) - rear scan by Per Erik Dahlberg (variant 4 - possible EMI pressing)

CBS BPG 62572 (UK) - detail of rear with mono catalogue number, scan by Per Erik Dahlberg (variant 4 - possible EMI pressing)

CBS bpg 62572 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Per Erik Dahlberg (variant 4 - possible EMI pressing)


CBS BPG 62572 (UK) - detail of rear with boxed track titles/times and printer's name, scan by Per Erik Dahlberg (variant 4 - possible EMI pressing, Sergio Mariano Romay's copy is the same)

I am however informed that the copies belonging to Hans Seegers (variant 1) and Per Erik Dahlberg (variant 4) do not look like pressings from the EMI Plant at Hayes, Middlesex, so where they come from is yet unclear.

There are at least seven different sleeve/record label variants of this release! Examples found so far (not all illustrated) are:

  1. Track titles/timings on rear sleeve unboxed as per Hans Seegers' and Gerd Rundel's scans, Hans Seegers' copy has record details: Side 1 label - 62572A (correct), Side 2 label - 62572B (correct), matrix numbers: Side 1 - 62572-1A-1, Side 2 - 62572 1B-1. Thanks to Ed Ricardo for information that these matrix numbers mean the record may have been a contract pressing by EMI for CBS Records, see above
  2. Track titles/timings on rear sleeve unboxed, record details: Side 1 label - 62575A (incorrect), Side 2 label - 62572B, matrix numbers: Side 1 - BPG 62572 A//1 1:4, Side 2 - BPG 62572 B//2 1:1 (these complicated matrix numbers indicate the record was pressed by Philips for CBS records). These labels are visually the same as variant 3.
  3. Track titles/timings on rear sleeve unboxed, record details: Side 1 label - 62575A (incorrect), Side 2 label - 62575B (incorrect), stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - BPG62572 A//1  1 1 2, Side 2 - BPG62572 B//1  1 1 4. Lee Lintott has a copy with the first version of the sleeve without the boxed track timings but the record has labels for variant 3 with the record side catalogue numbers shown wrongly as "62575" on both labels. Gerd Rundel's copy is similar to this but with slightly different labels, still with the "62575" error (compare the sizes of the recessed rings in the centre of the labels)
  4. Track titles/timings on rear sleeve boxed as shown above, record details: Side 1 label - 62572A (correct), Side 2 label - 62572B (correct), matrix numbers: Side 1 - 62572 1-A1, Side 2 - 62572 1-B1 There is also a "U" stamped on each side on the opposite side of the label to the matrix number. This may also have been a contract pressing by EMI for CBS Records, see above
  5. Track titles/timings on rear sleeve boxed as shown above, record details: Side 1 label - 62575A (incorrect), Side 2 label - 62575B (incorrect), matrix numbers: Side 1 - BPG 62572 A//1 1:7, Side 2 - BPG 62572 B//2 1:4 (Renaud Depierreux has a copy with this sleeve and the incorrect Side 1 label with matrix numbers: Side 1 - BPG 62572 A//1 1:7, Side 2 - BPG 62572 B//2 1:6, Sergio Mariano Romay has a copy with this sleeve and the incorrect Side 1 label with matrix numbers: Side 1 - 62572-1A-1, Side 2 - 62572 1B-1 (same as variant 1, which may have been a contract pressing by EMI for CBS Records, see above)
  6. Track titles/timings on rear sleeve boxed as shown above, record details: Side 1 label - 62575A (incorrect), Side 2 label - 62575B (incorrect), matrix numbers: Side 1 - BPG 62572 A//2 1:6, Side 2 - BPG 62572 B//2 1:4.
  7. Track titles/timings on rear sleeve boxed as shown above, record details: Side 1 label - 62572A (correct), Side 2 label - 62572B (correct), matrix numbers: Side 1 - BPG 62572 A3, Side 2 - BPG 62572 B3. (Manuel García Jara thinks this is the rarest variant, Tom Willems also has a copy of this album. The simpler matrix numbers mean this record was pressed by CBS itself)

The "62575A/B" on the record labels above "(P) 1965" as opposed to "62572A/B" is a typesetting error.


CBS BPG 62572 (UK) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 7)

Variant 7 is reportedly the rarest UK mono edition of this album in that it looks like a hybrid mono/stereo edition. The front sleeve is similar to the other mono editions with a CBS logo at top left without the catalogue number. The rear sleeve has two folded flaps like the other UK mono editions shown in this entry. The CBS logo on the rear sleeve at top right has only the catalogue number, 62572, but not "MONO BPG", and like the stereo releases has boxed Stereo information at the bottom. This rear sleeve has also information about printer and the initials "GB" printed vertically at bottom right.

The record labels are plain orange with the mono reference "BPG 62572". "62572 A/B" is printed correctly, but amazingly both labels have the stereo arrows logo but with the word "MONO" above!


CBS BPG 62572 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 7, no catalogue number)


CBS BPG 62572 (UK) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 7)

CBS BPG 62572 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 7, just "62572")

CBS bpg 62572 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 7)

CBS bpg 62572 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 7, "MONO" plus arrows)

CBS bpg 62572 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 7, "62572 A" correct)

CBS bpg 62572 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 7)

CBS bpg 62572 (UK) - detail of Side 2, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 7, "62572 B" correct)


CBS BPG 62572 (UK) - detail of rear with track titles/times unboxed and STEREO information box, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 7)

Tony Klein has a copy of the album which he bought in England somewhere between 1967-68. The sleeve is the mono version, corresponding to Hans Seegers' and Gerd Rundel's scans above. The labels give "BPG 62572 (CL2389)" and "33", but do not indicate mono or stereo in any way. The matrix number on the labels has the correct final "2", not the incorrect "5". However, both sides of the (stereo!) LP are actually from stereo matrices given as follows: Side 1 - SBPG-62572-1A-1, Side 2 - SBPG-62572-1B-1 (EMI matrix numbers). The sleeve has unboxed track titles/times and three true flaps of which the right hand flap is under the upper and lower ones. The lamination from the front doesn't actually reach all the way to the edge of the flaps, leaving between 1.5 - 2mm "naked" all the way on all three flaps. This is also true of the right hand edge of the front sleeve.

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CBS BPG 62572 (UK) - later rear sleeve with producer and musician information, photocopy by John Caruth

There is also a later release, still with the folded flaps, and with much more information on the rear sleeve - Like A Rolling Stone is shown as produced by Tom Wilson, with the rest by Bob Johnston, and the musicians are listed on the right below the CBS logo. Thanks to John Caruth for the photocopy.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Mick Robinson, Gerd Rundel and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Highway 61 Revisited" - mono vinyl LP, CBS 62.572 (France), Sep 1965:


CBS 62.572 (France) - front scan by Hans Seegers
This album comes in a laminated gatefold sleeve with lyrics and French commentary on the inside. The rear is again unique, showing Bob's five previous albums and the EPs then available in France. The gatefold sleeve was printed by J. Colombet, Paris XV, France.
CBS 62.572 (France) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 62.572 (France) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 62.572 (France) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 62.572 (France) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 62.572 (France) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Lars M. Banke


CBS 62.572 (France) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 62.572 (France) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 62.572 (France) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

On the copy shown the slot for the LP is at the centre of the inside sleeve, although Jérémie Viala has owned a copy where the opening edge was on the outside and also one with opening edges on both the outside and the inside, making three sleeve variations. The record has orange CBS labels. The record of Gerd Rundel's copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS 62572A1, Side 2 - CBS 62572B1.

Thanks to Ulf Gyllenspetz for information and to Hans Seegers, Gerd Rundel, Jérémie Viala and Lars M. Banke for further information and scans.
 


"Highway 61 Revisited" - mono 180gm vinyl LP release, Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88985415711 (France), released in association with French record store chain FNAC, 26 Mar 2017:


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88985415711 (France) - front with FNAC sticker (my copy)
Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin and Derek Barker for news that FNAC in France are selling a unique version of the mono Highway 61 Revisited on white vinyl. FNAC has recently acquired an exclusive deal on a wide selection of albums which they are releasing in France on coloured vinyl. This is the only Dylan title but there is also a Deep Purple album on multicoloured vinyl, Velvet Underground on white vinyl, Jethro Tull's Aqualung on green vinyl and many more. This white album was intended to be a reissue of the 2010 Dutch release from Music on Vinyl MOVLP 244, see above, and 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 2017.
Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88985415711 (France) - white vinyl Side 1, photo by Éamonn Ó Catháin


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88985415711 (France) - detail of front ("CL 2389")


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88985415711 (France) - front FNAC sticker

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88985415711 (France) - rear

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88985415711 (France) - detail of rear ("CL 2389")

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88985415711 (France) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel ("meaningless")

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88985415711 (France) - Side 1 (dated 2017)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88985415711 (France) - detail of Side 1 ("CL 2389" - design of first US commercial release with "NONBREAKABLE")

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88985415711 (France) - detail of Side 1 ("Made in the EU")

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88985415711 (France) - Side 2


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88985415711 (France) - detail of rear (2017 date, "Sony Music" logo on right, Gütersloh, Germany, address in centre, "Made in the EU"), scan by Gerd Rundel

The record of my copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - 8897761051-LP5-A (handwritten) 88016 1A MOVLP243 (stamped) STERLING (stamped) RKS (handwritten); Side 2 - 8897761051-LP5-B (handwritten) 88016 1B MOVLP243 (stamped) STERLING (stamped) RKS (handwritten). This means the records were mastered at Sterling Sound, New York, by their senior engineer Ryan K. Smith. "88697761051"/"MOVLP243" are catalogue numbers for the 2010/2013 Music On Vinyl release of Bringing It All Back Home, see that page, and I can confirm the record actually plays Bringing It All Back Home! Thanks to Michel Pomarede for news in early Oct 2017 that the album has now been reissued by FNAC and plays the correct tracks! The record now has matrix numbers: Side 1 - 88697761051-LP6-A 88019A MOVLP 244, Side 2 - 88697761051-LP6-B 88019B MOVLP 244, as expected.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel and Michel Pomarede for information and scans.


"Highway 61 Revisited" - mono vinyl LPs, CBS 62572 (NL), Sep 1965, re-released late 1965 and 1966:
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 The Times They Are A-Changin' and Subterranean Homesick Blues [Bringing It All Back Home]. Manuel García Jara has a purchase date of 25 Oct 1965.


CBS 62572 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers (first release, moss green album title)


CBS 62572 (NL) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (first and second releases)


CBS 62572 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers (second and third releases, brown album title)


CBS 62572 (NL) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (third release)


CBS 62572 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (first release)


CBS 62572 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (all releases)


CBS 62572 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (first release, "B.I.E.M." on left)


CBS 62572 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (first and second releases)


CBS 62572 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (first release)


CBS 62572 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (second release)


CBS 62572 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (second and third releases, "B.I.E.M." on right)


CBS 62572 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (second release)


CBS 62572 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (third release variant 1)


CBS 62572 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (third release variant 1)


CBS 62572 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (third release variant 1)


CBS 62572 (NL) - Side 1 photo by Simon Blokker (third release variant 2, actually plays Side 2)

CBS 62572 (NL) - detail of Side 1, photo by Simon Blokker (third release variant 2)

CBS 62572 (NL) - Side 2 photo by Simon Blokker (third release variant 2, actually plays Side 1)

There were three different releases of this album, two in 1965 and the last in 1966 (with two record label variants as shown above). The two 1965 releases have a folded laminated sleeve open on three sides, inside a hard clear plastic wallet. This sleeve is about ½" smaller than a regular 12" sleeve. The only difference between the first and second sleeves is the colour of the album title on the front. The third release sleeve is very rare and is of standard size and construction, non-laminated with three folded-over flaps. The colour of the album title on the front is again brown.

Hans Seegers' first release record has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XLP 110638-1D (stamped) 62572-A (written), Side 2 - XLP 110639-1A (stamped) 62572-B (written). The second release record has exactly the same matrix numbers. Joop van Seters has a copy of the rare third release bought in 1967 where the record has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XLP 110638-1D, Side 2 - SBPG-62572-1B-1. Simon Blokker has a copy of the third release with variant labels that comes in a regular sleeve with three folded-over flaps where the Side 1 label is on Side 2 and vice-versa!

The records were all made in Holland with orange CBS labels. The differences are:

First release: "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1965" to the left of the centre hole, the two copyright logos to the right of the centre hole have "B.I.E.M." on the left and "COPYRIGHT CONTROL" on the right (in the UK this "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED..."text indicates the record was manufactured by Philips for CBS Records).

Second release: "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1965" to the left of the centre hole, the two copyright logos to the right of the centre hole have "COPYRIGHT CONTROL" on the left and "B.I.E.M." on the right (again similar to that of UK Philips pressings).

Third release: "P 1965" to the left of the centre hole, the two copyright logos to the right of the centre hole have "COPYRIGHT CONTROL" on the left and "B.I.E.M." on the right (in the UK this "(P) 196x " text indicates the record was manufactured by CBS Records itself). Simon Blokker has a variant of this where the labels have "(P) 1965" to the left of the centre hole.


CBS 62572 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (first and second releases - trademark info at bottom right)


CBS 62572 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (third release - trademark info at bottom left, "NL" printed vertically at bottom right on vertical flap)

Hilda Fernhout has a transitional copy with the third release sleeve and record labels but where the record has the same matrix numbers as the first and second releases.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Tom Willems and Hilda Fernhout for information and scans.


"Highway 61 Revisited" - mono 180gm vinyl LP release, Music On Vinyl MOVLP 244 (NL), 7 Dec 2010; released in association with Belgian newspaper "De Morgen", 19 May 2012:


Music On Vinyl MOVLP 244 (NL) - picture from Music On Vinyl web-site
The 2010 Dutch Music On Vinyl 180gm mono release of Bob's Highway 61 Revisited can be bought from the Music On Vinyl web-site and is also the second of the "Ten Most Legendary Vinyl Discs" released in conjunction with Belgian Flemish-language newspaper "De Morgen". The first on 12 May 2012 is Leonard Cohen's Songs Of Love And Hate., followed by Highway 61 Revisited, and then by albums by Rage Against The Machine, Johnny Cash, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, The Cure, Jeff Buckley, Miles Davis and Tom Waits. All albums are €9.95, or €89.50 for the set of ten. The "De Morgen" web-site is also offering a Lenco USB turntable which can be bought separately or bundled with the ten LPs. For more information, see here .

Thanks to Dag Braathen and Lars M. Banke for information and to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for the scan.


Screenshot from "De Morgen" web-site

"De Morgen" newspaper voucher, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

"Highway 61 Revisited" - mono vinyl LP, Columbia CL 2389 (Singapore/Malaysia), 1965:


Columbia CL 2389 (Singapore/ Malaysia) - front
scan by Arie de Reus
This very rare album has an imported US sleeve with no folded-over flaps and the sleeve variation with "meaningless". The "Columbia" logos have been covered by "CBS" stickers on the front and rear of the sleeve. On the rear sleeve there is a small "7" in the bottom right corner, which means that it was made in the USA by Modern Album Finishing Co., probably at Terre Haute, IN. The sleeve has "PRINTED IN U.S.A." on bottom right. The record has labels with the top "Columbia" logo replaced by a third CBS logo. "NONBREAKABLE" is missing from left of the centre hole. It has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - xlp-110638, Side 2 - xlp-110639.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Manuel García Jara for information that the sleeves and records (without labels) were imported from the USA, while the labels with CBS logos were printed locally.


Columbia CL 2389 (Singapore/ Malaysia) - detail of front with "CBS" sticker, scan by Arie de Reus

Columbia CL 2389 (Singapore/ Malaysia) - rear scan by Arie de Reus

Columbia CL 2389 (Singapore/ Malaysia) - detail of rear with "CBS" sticker, scan by Arie de Reus

Columbia CL 2389 (Singapore/ Malaysia) - detail of rear with "PRINTED IN U.S.A." and "7", scan by Arie de Reus

Columbia CL 2389 (Singapore/ Malaysia) - Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus

Columbia CL 2389 (Singapore/ Malaysia) - Side 2 scan by Arie de Reus

Chris Hood thinks what is really interesting about this record is the mono mixes which are different from the standard U.S. mono mix. They run longer, as the stereo version does. Chris thinks it sounds as if they have mixed a mono version from the stereo master - this is confirmed by Roger Ford and Arie de Reus. It doesn't have the harmonica intro to From A Buick 6, and Highway 61 isn't as short as the mono take with the moan by Dylan at the end. The end of Desolation Row doesn't have the laugh either. The organ sound is very light and Bloomfield's guitar stands out more than on the US stereo or mono mixes. Much of this sounds like it could be the same as a Witmark mono reel-to-reel tape from Aug 1965, see 1965. "The Bridge" issue 39, Summer 2011, lists this copy in the "Down In The Groove" section, page 97.

Thanks to Chris Hood and Arie de Reus for information and scans.


"Highway 61 Revisited" - mono vinyl LPs, CBS BP-233279 (Australia), 1965 onwards:


CBS BP-233279 (Australia) - front scan by Kenneth Robson


CBS BP-233279 (Australia) - rear scan by Kenneth Robson


CBS BP-233279 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Peter Lindberg (variant 1A)


CBS BP-233279 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Peter Lindberg (variant 1A)


CBS BP-233279 (Australia) - detail of Side 2, scan by Peter Lindberg (variant 1A - "CL" line 2)

CBS BP- 233279 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Duncan Pedrana (variant 1B, Side 1 is variant 1A)

CBS BP-233279 (Australia) - detail of Side 2, scan by Duncan Pedrana (variant 1B - "MX" line 2)


CBS BP-233279 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Kenneth Robson (variant 2)


CBS BP-233279 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Kenneth Robson (variant 2, variant 1 is similar)


CBS BP-233279 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Kenneth Robson (variant 2)

CBS BP-233279 (Australia) - detail of Side 2, scan by Kenneth Robson (variant 2 - "CL" line 2)

This album uses a variant of the US rear sleeve with a picture missing. The sleeve is laminated on the front and has two fold-over flaps. The record has orange CBS labels. Duncan Pedrana has a copy with the same Side 1 label as Peter Lindberg's but there is a minor difference in the text to the right of the centre hole on Side 2. Both Side 1s have "(CL2389)" underneath "BP-233279", then the Allan's logo and under that "MX146547". Peter Lindberg's Side 2 is the same as this, but Duncan's Side 2 has "MX146548" under "BP-233279" and "(CL2389)" is now under the Allan's logo.

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.

The record labels of Kenneth Robson's copy have a larger "Allans" logo and other slight differences such as larger text round the circumference of the label. Both sides have "(CL2389)" underneath "BP-233279" to the right of the centre hole and the "MX" number under the Allan's logo. Peter Lindberg has a copy with the same record labels as Kenneth's but in a sleeve without fold-over flaps.

Thanks to Stuart Moore, Peter Lindberg, Kenneth Robson and Duncan Pedrana for information and scans.


"Highway 61 Revisited" - mono vinyl LP, CBS BP-473233 (New Zealand), 1965:


CBS BP-473233 (New Zealand) - front scan by Stuart Moore
This was the only mono release of this album in New Zealand. It again has the US rear sleeve design, this time with both pictures present. Like the first US and Canadian releases, the rear sleeve has "meaningful" instead of "meaningless". The sleeve was printed by Whitcombe & Tombs Limited in New Zealand. The record was made in New Zealand and has orange CBS labels with the Allan's logo (Allan's were music publishers in Australia and New Zealand for Bob Dylan records between 1965 and 1969).

Thanks to Stuart Moore and Bill Hester for information and scans.


CBS BP-473233 (New Zealand) - rear scan by Stuart Moore


CBS BP-473233 (New Zealand) - detail of rear, scan by Bill Hester


CBS BP-473233 (New Zealand) - detail of rear, scan by Bill Hester


CBS BP-473233 (New Zealand) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore


CBS BP-473233 (New Zealand) - detail of Side 1, scan by Bill Hester


CBS BP-473233 (New Zealand) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore

"Highway 61 Revisited" - mono vinyl LP, Columbia/CBS CL 2389 (Philippines), 1965:


Columbia/CBS CL 2389 (Philippines) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (US sleeve)

Columbia/CBS CL 2389 (Philippines) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (US sleeve)

Columbia/CBS CL 2389 (Philippines) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia/CBS CL 2389 (Philippines) - detail of Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke ("MFD. IN THE PHILIPPINES")

Columbia/CBS CL 2389 (Philippines) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke

This mono release of this album in the Philippines has a Columbia US sleeve. Like the first US and Canadian releases, the rear sleeve has "meaningful" instead of "meaningless". The record was made in the Philippines by Mareco Inc. under license from Columbia Records and has orange CBS labels. The copy shown is rather battered and has the original owner's name written in marker pen on the rear sleeve and both record labels.

Thanks to Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


"Highway 61 Revisited" - mono vinyl LP releases, CBS 62572 (Italy), mid 1966, re-released 1967, 1970:


CBS 62572 (Italy) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (all releases)


CBS 62572 (Italy) - rear scan by Andrea Brillo (all releases)


CBS 62572 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Andrea Brillo (all releases)


CBS 62572 (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Andrea Brillo (1966 release)


CBS 62572 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Andrea Brillo (1966 release)


CBS 62572 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Andrea Brillo (1966 release)

CBS 62572 (Italy) - Side 2 scan by Andrea Brillo (1966 release)

CBS 62572 (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1967 and 1970 releases)

CBS 62572 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Andrea Brillo (1967 and 1970 releases)

CBS 62572 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Andrea Brillo (1967 and 1970 releases)

CBS 62572 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Andrea Brillo (1967 and 1970 releases)

CBS 62572 (Italy) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1967 and 1970 releases)


CBS 62572 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Andrea Brillo (all releases)

This album was made by CBS Italiana S.p.A. and distributed by Distribuzione Messagerie Musicali of Milan and Rome. All three mono releases of this album have the same sleeve, which is laminated on the front only and has two fold-over flaps on the rear. The sleeve was printed in Italy by Stampa Reparto Grafico C.G.D.

The records have orange CBS labels with song titles in English. The 1966 record labels have "MADE IN ITALY" plus extra text at the bottom, and the matrix number to the right of the centre hole is upside down. Giuseppe Orlandi's 1966 record has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 27/4/66 CBS 62572 1/L, Side 2 - 27/4/66 CBS 62572  2/L (27 Apr 1966 is the pressing date). Andrea Brillo's 1966 record has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS 62572-1L  27/4/66; Side 2 - CBS 62572-2L  27/4/66 (again dated 27 Apr 1966).

The 1967 record labels are dated "(P) 1967" to the right of the centre hole. The matrix number to the right of the centre hole is now the right way up. There is no text at the bottom of the labels and "MADE IN ITALY BY CBS SUGAR S.p.A." is now in the circumference text to the right of the centre hole.

The 1970 record has the same labels as the 1967 record shown. Andrea Brillo's 1970 record has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - CI 62572 1L/3 12/11/70; Side 2 - CI 62572 2L/3 12/11/70 (12 Nov 1970 is the pressing date).

The stereo release of this album was not until 1975, see International Album Releases (Regular).

Thanks to Manuel García Jara, Giuseppe Orlandi and Andrea Brillo for information and scans.


"Highway 61 Revisited" - mono vinyl LP, CBS ALD 6913 (South Africa), 1966:
For the equivalent stereo album, see International Album Releases (Regular).


CBS ALD 6913 (South Africa) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

The sleeve of this rare album was printed in South Africa by Record Pac and is laminated on the front only. The front sleeve has the CBS logo at bottom centre. The rear sleeve has two folded-over flaps and was printed in South Africa by Record Pac. Like the stereo album it has "BOB DYLAN" and "HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED" in pink, and the "meaningless" text, as described in the US entries above. The record has orange CBS labels, dated 1966. This album does not include the alternate take of "From A Buick 6", as previously reported. Manuel has listened to three different copies of the album, including the Rhodesian release, and confirms this. The record of the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XLP110638-1A, Side 2 - XLP110639-1D.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS ALD 6913 (South Africa) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS ALD 6913 (South Africa) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ALD 6913 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ALD 6913 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ALD 6913 (South Africa) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS ALD 6913 (South Africa) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara


"Como Una Piedra Que Rueda [Like A Rolling Stone]" - mono vinyl LP, CBS CL-5144 (Mexico), 1966 (two variants):


CBS CL-5144 (Mexico) - front scan by Hans Seegers (both variants)
This album was manufactured in Mexico in 1966. It has a new title in Spanish and a unique rear sleeve with country-specific sleeve notes in Spanish also. The Dylan sleeve notes are missing. The song titles are not translated. The record has orange CBS labels and there are two label variants, both in the same sleeve. The Side 1 label of Hans Seegers' copy has two songs listed above the centre hole, the Side 1 label of Gerd Rundel's copy has only one song listed above the centre hole. The variable text on Gerd's Side 2 label is the same as on Hans' Side 2 label but is printed slightly paler, this may something unique to that copy. The record of Gerd's copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - 02-10-4281-1A, Side 2 - 02-10-4282-1A.

For the equivalent stereo release, see International Albums (Regular).

Thanks to Renaud Depierreux for finding this on eBay and to Hans Seegers and Gerd Rundel for scans.


CBS CL-5144 (Mexico) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (both variants)


CBS CL-5144 (Mexico) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (both variants)


CBS CL-5144 (Mexico) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (both variants)


CBS CL-5144 (Mexico) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (both variants)


CBS CL-5144 (Mexico) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1, variant 2 is similar)


CBS CL-5144 (Mexico) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1)

CBS CL-5144 (Mexico) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1, two songs above centre hole)

CBS CL-5144 (Mexico) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1)

CBS CL-5144 (Mexico) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 2)

CBS CL-5144 (Mexico) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 2, one song above centre hole)

CBS CL-5144 (Mexico) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 2, paler variable text)

"De Nuevo En La Ruta 61 [Highway 61 Revisited]" - mono vinyl LP, CBS 7.008 (Uruguay), 1966:

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CBS 7.008 (Uruguay) - front scan by Hans Seegers

This album was released by Sondor S.A. of Montevideo in association with CBS, and the front sleeve has a white printed panel (not a sticker) with the words "destacando-se LIKE A ROLLING STONE [featuring LIKE A ROLLING STONE]". The rear sleeve is the US design, but with the liner notes translated into Spanish and only two photos of Bob. The track listings are in Spanish and English. The album title is in English on the front sleeve, and in Spanish on the rear sleeve and labels. The record itself has orange CBS labels, again with the track listings in Spanish and English, and stamped  matrix numbers: Side 1 - XLP-110638-1SX, Side 2 - XLP-1106389-1SX.


CBS 7.008 (Uruguay) - test pressing Side 1 picture from eBay


CBS 7.008 (Uruguay) - test pressing Side 2 picture from eBay

CBS 7.008 (Uruguay) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 7.008 (Uruguay) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 7.008 (Uruguay) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 7.008 (Uruguay) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 7.008 (Uruguay) - alternate Side 1 scan by Hanns Peter Bushoff

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CBS 7.008 (Uruguay) - alternate Side 2 scan by Hanns Peter Bushoff

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Dr. Hanns Peter Bushoff for information and scans. Thanks to Lars M. Banke for finding a test pressing on eBay, housed in a generic CBS 12" sleeve. This album has been won by Arie de Reus and more scans will be added soon.


"Highway 61 Revisited" - mono vinyl LP, CBS 37457 (Brazil), 1966:

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CBS 37457 (Brazil) - front scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 37457 (Brazil) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 37457 (Brazil) - detail of rear with promo stamp, scan by Simon Blokker

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CBS 37457 (Brazil) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 37457 (Brazil) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

The front sleeve of this album also has a white printed panel (not a sticker) with the words "destacando-se LIKE A ROLLING STONE [featuring LIKE A ROLLING STONE]". The rear sleeve has no photos, but the liner notes by Bob are in both Portuguese and English. The song titles are in English only on the rear sleeve and record labels.

The record has orange CBS labels with a unique design that uses only the very centre of the label, leaving the outer ring empty.

Simon Blokker has a copy with a white sticker with "PROMOCIONAL [PROMOTIONAL]" on the rear sleeve. This may not be genuine because Brazilian promos normally had stickers with Portuguese text "AMOSTRA INVENDAVEL [SAMPLE NOT FOR SALE]".

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


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 2389. The CD comes in a plain inner sleeve and its design is based on the original Columbia design (see above). There is also a reproduction of the limited edition print given away with early US copies (again see above). 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.

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 plain inner sleeve with a Japanese language booklet and three inserts: the original 1965 US sticker promoting "Like A Rolling Stone" (see above); a second sticker promoting the limited edition print (also see above), and the reproduction of the limited edition print.

The 12" mono LP is available separately from the vinyl boxed set as a Dutch release, Music On Vinyl MOVLP 244 (NL), see below.

Thanks to Anthony Perry for information and scans.


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


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 88697761042-6/CL 2389 (Europe) - front of card sleeve


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697761042-6/CL 2389 (Europe) - rear of card sleeve


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697761042-6/CL 2389 (Europe) - reproduction of limited edition print


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697761042-6/CL 2389 (Europe) - CD

Sony Music SICP 2956 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Anthony Perry


Sony Music SICP 2956 (Japan) - rear with obi, scan by Anthony Perry


Sony Music SICP 2956 (Japan) - obi scan by Anthony Perry


Sony Music SICP 2956 (Japan) - front of card sleeve, scan by Anthony Perry


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697761042-6/CL 2389 (Europe) - detail of CD


Sony Music SICP 2956 (Japan) - rear of card sleeve, scan by Anthony Perry


Sony Music SICP 2956 (Japan) - booklet front scan by Anthony Perry


Sony Music SICP 2956 (Japan) - insert scan by Anthony Perry (original front sticker)

Sony Music SICP 2956 (Japan) - insert scan by Anthony Perry (original front sticker)


Sony Music SICP 2956 (Japan) - insert scan by Anthony Perry (reproduction of limited edition print)


Sony Music SICP 2956 (Japan) - CD scan by Anthony Perry

"Highway 61 Revisited" - mono hybrid SA-CD release, Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs CMFSA2182M (USA), Oct 2016:


Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs CMFSA2182M (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.

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Bringing It All Back Home 1965
Bringing It All Back Home (1965)


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Blonde On Blonde 1966
Blonde On Blonde
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