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John Wesley Harding 1968
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This new page is one of several listing the mono releases of regular Bob Dylan LPs that were created from the regular stereo mix by combining the left and right channels, not specially engineered for mono. New Morning was the last Dylan album to be released in mono, in Brazil only. The last US mono album was John Wesley Harding, and the last European mono album was Nashville Skyline. These LPs are eligible for inclusion on this site because the mono versions of these Dylan songs are now unavailable on CD. (The first eight Dylan albums were released on CD in mono as The Original Mono Recordings in 2010. For full details of the set, see here.) 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 (Regular).

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Self Portrait
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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: 30 January, 2017.


"Nashville Skyline" - mono vinyl LP, CBS M 63601 (UK), 9 May 1969:
The front photograph is by Elliot Landy, taken not in Nashville, but at Woodstock, NY. For the UK stereo album, which had sleeves printed by both the Upton Printing Group and Quality Stationery Limited, see International Album (Regular).

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CBS M 63601 (UK) - front scan by Hans Seegers
Nashville Skyline was released in a UK mono version, although it was not released in mono in the USA. However the UK release was not a true mono mix, but merely a combining of the stereo tracks (information from John Harju and Rob van Estrik). The sleeve shown was printed by the Upton Printing Group. Gerd Rundel has two copies, one has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 63601 A1, Side 2 - 63601 B1, the second has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 63601 A2, Side 2 - 63601 B1.

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


CBS M 63601 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers
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CBS M 63601 (UK) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

CBS M 63601 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS M 63601 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS M 63601 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS M 63601 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS M 63601 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers


"Nashville Skyline" - mono vinyl LP releases, CBS 63601 (Spain), 1969, re-released 1970:
Like the UK album, this is a stereo-to-mono reduction.

CBS 63601 (Spain), 1969:


CBS 63601 (Spain) - front scan by Luis Borrego (1969 release)
Information from Luis Borrego and Manuel García Jara:

"This was the second Dylan album ever released in Spain (after John Wesley Harding released in 1968 also in mono). It reached #5 in the Spanish charts on 18 Aug 1969. The sleeve material was of light card laminated on both sides (same as the later version in Quadraphonic sound released in 1974)."


CBS 63601 (Spain) - detail of front, scan by Luis Borrego (1969 release)


CBS 63601 (Spain) - rear scan by Luis Borrego (1969 release)

CBS 63601 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Luis Borrego (1969 release)

CBS 63601 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Luis Borrego (1969 release)

CBS 63601 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Luis Borrego (1969 release - compare with 1970 releases below)

CBS 63601 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Luis Borrego (1969 release - compare with 1970 releases below)

CBS 63601 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Luis Borrego (1969 release)

CBS 63601 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Luis Borrego (1969 and 1970 releases)


CBS 63601 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Luis Borrego (1969 release)

"This release was manufactured and distributed by Discophon of Barcelona on behalf of CBS (subsequent albums such as John Wesley Harding released in 1971 were made by CBS Spain in Madrid). The record has orange CBS labels and legal texts in Spanish, while the songs titles and the album title are just like the original UK and USA releases, and it has also the Johnny Cash poem on the rear sleeve. The rear sleeve has “PRINTED IN SPAIN” in the right lower corner and “DISCOPHON – Barcelona” at bottom centre. The left lower corner has the following text in Spanish: "CBS es la marca registrada de Columbia Broadcasting Systems, Inc., USA [CBS is the trade mark of Columbia Broadcasting Systems, Inc., USA]."

CBS 63601 (Spain), 1969 (two variants):
 

CBS 63601 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 limited release)
This second mono release of Nashville Skyline made by Discophon is a numbered limited edition of only 300, released in Jan 1970. Manuel's copy shown is #270, stamped at bottom centre of the rear sleeve. Otherwise the sleeve is identical.


CBS 63601 (Spain) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 limited release)


CBS 63601 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 limited release)

CBS 63601 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 limited release)


CBS 63601 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 limited release variant 1)


CBS 63601 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 limited release variants 1 and 2 - compare with 1969 release above)

CBS 63601 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 limited release variant 1)

CBS 63601 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 limited release variant 1)

CBS 63601 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (1970 limited release variant 2)

CBS 63601 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (1970 limited release variant 2)

CBS 63601 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (1970 limited release variant 2)


CBS 63601 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 limited release, #270 of 300)

The record labels differ from those of the 1969 release in several ways, most noticeably in the positioning of the "BIEM" copyright logo to the left of the centre hole. The record of Manuel's copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - 63601-A, Side 2 - 63601-B. The record labels of Lars M. Banke's 1970 copy have the same text layout to the left of the centre hole, but to the right of the centre hole the "Depósito Legal" text is immediately below "63601" instead of lower down. Dr. Hanns Peter Bushoff has a copy of this album in an unnumbered sleeve with the 1970 labels - apparently some unnumbered copies were also circulated.

This album was released in Spain later in 1970 in stereo by Fonogram S.A., Madrid, see International Album (Regular).

Thanks to Luis Borrego, Manuel García Jara and Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


"Horizontes De Nashville [Nashville Skyline]" - mono vinyl LP releases, CBS CL-5299 (Mexico), 14 Sep 1969, re-released 1970:
For the Mexican stereo album see International Albums (Regular).


CBS CL-5299 (Mexico) - front scan by Hans Seegers (both releases, mono)
Like the UK album, this is a stereo-to-mono reduction. Both front and rear sleeves have unique designs - the front sleeve has Bob's name and the album title as well as the song title translated into Spanish. On the rear sleeve the Nashville skyline photo is missing but there's a 1965 photo of Bob and pictures of four contemporary CBS Mexico albums. One of the albums illustrated on the rear sleeve, Projection 70, contains Lay, Lady, Lay and the stereo release is included in International Albums (Various Artists Compilations) 1960s. The rear sleeve is the same for both the mono and stereo releases. The song titles are translated into Spanish on the front and rear sleeves and record labels.

This mono album was released twice, first in 1969 and then again in 1970. The records both have orange CBS labels, but the designs are different: the 1969 release has a Spanish title (Horizontes De Nashville - the Chilean title below was Horizonte De Nashville) and no songs listed above the centre hole. These labels are dated 1969. The 1969 record shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - 02-11 7946-1A plus 14-09-69 (most probably the pressing date), Side 2 - 02-11 7947-1A plus 14-09-69.

The 1970 release has what looks to me like an identical sleeve, but the record labels no longer have the Spanish album title and one song is listed above the centre hole on Side 1 and two songs on Side 2. These labels are dated 1970.

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


CBS CL-5299 (Mexico) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (both releases, mono)

CBS CL-5299 (Mexico)/CBS CLS-5299 (Mexico) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (both releases, mono/stereo)

CBS CL-5299 (Mexico)/CBS CLS-5299 (Mexico) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (both releases, mono/stereo)


CBS CL-5299 (Mexico)/CBS CLS-5299 (Mexico) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (both releases, mono/stereo)


CBS CL-5299 (Mexico)/CBS CLS-5299 (Mexico) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases, mono/stereo)

CBS CL-5299 (Mexico) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1969 release, mono)

CBS CL-5299 (Mexico) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1969 and 1970 releases, mono)

CBS CL-5299 (Mexico) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1969 release, mono)

CBS CL-5299 (Mexico) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1969 release, mono)

CBS CL-5299 (Mexico) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1969 release, mono)

CBS CL-5299 (Mexico) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1970 release, mono)

CBS CL-5299 (Mexico) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1970 release, mono)

CBS CL-5299 (Mexico) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1970 release, mono)

CBS CL-5299 (Mexico) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1970 release, mono)

"Nashville Skyline" - mono vinyl LP, CBS 37616 (Brazil), 1969:


CBS 37616 (Brazil) - front scan by Stuart Moore

Like the UK album, this is a stereo-to-mono reduction. On the rear sleeve the song titles are translated into Portuguese with English below, and the Johnny Cash poem is translated into Portuguese.


CBS 37616 (Brazil) - rear scan by Stuart Moore


CBS 37616 (Brazil) - alternate rear scan by Michel Pomarede


CBS 37616 (Brazil) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore


CBS 37616 (Brazil) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore

Michel Pomarede has a copy with the same front sleeve and record labels as Stuart Moore's, but the rear sleeve has a distinctive blue colour. Hans Seegers and Manuel García Jara confirm there were indeed two rear sleeve variants.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and to Stuart Moore and Michel Pomarede for scans.


"Horizonte De Nashville [Nashville Skyline]" - mono vinyl LP, CBS 111.012 (Chile), 1969:

Like the UK album, this is a stereo-to-mono reduction. This very rare release from Chile was manufactured and distributed for CBS by Philips (later PolyGram and now part of Universal). The album title is translated into Spanish as Horizonte De Nashville. The sleeve is of very fragile card and open on three sides. The rear sleeve design has text in Spanish and omits the Nashville skyline picture. The record has orange CBS labels with song titles in Spanish and English. There was also a Chilean stereo release, CBS 121.012, see International Albums (Regular).

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information.


"Lay Lady Lay [Nashville Skyline]" - promo and commercial mono vinyl LP releases, CBS 9.045 (Argentina), late 1970:

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CBS 9045 (Argentina) - front photo from eBay

This is the regular Nashville Skyline album with an alternative title from one of its songs (just as Bringing It All Back Home was retitled Subterranean Homesick Blues in Holland).

The rear sleeve has a completely different design from the US/UK releases with a picture of Bob at the Isle of Wight Festival on 31 Aug 1969. It still contains the poem by Johnny Cash, translated into Spanish. The titles are also translated into Spanish. On the record itself, sides 1 and 2 are reversed, with the labels having the song titles in Spanish and English. The copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - ALM 47308, Side 2 - ALM 47309.

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CBS 9045 (Argentina) - rear photo by Sergio Magnacca


CBS 9045 (Argentina) - detail of rear with promo sticker, scan by Renaud Depierreux


CBS 9045 (Argentina) - Side 1 scan by Renaud Depierreux (the regular Side 2, promo copy)

CBS 9045 (Argentina) - detail of Side 1, scan by Renaud Depierreux (promo copy)

CBS 9045 (Argentina) - Side 2 scan by Renaud Depierreux (the regular Side 1, promo copy)

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CBS 9045 (Argentina) - Side 1 photo by Sergio Magnacca (the regular Side 2, commercial copy)

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CBS 9045 (Argentina) - Side 2 photo by Sergio Magnacca (the regular Side 1, commercial copy)

This again is a stereo-to-mono reduction. For the stereo album see International Albums (Regular).

Thanks to Sergio Magnacca and Hans Seegers for information and to Sergio Magnacca for photos. Thanks to Renaud Depierreux for finding a promo copy on eBay. It has a promo sticker with "DISCO PARA DEMONSTRACION VENTA PROHIBIDA [DEMONSTRATION RECORD SALE PROHIBITED]" on the rear sleeve and the same text printed on the record labels.


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