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Audio: Mono 7" Singles & EPs: 1966-68

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This page contains promotional and commercial releases of mono 7" singles and EPs with Dylan album tracks for 1966-68. Mono LPs have their own pages, see Mono Album Releases. All Bob's original mono albums from Bob Dylan to John Wesley Harding were released on CD as The Original Mono Recordings in Oct 2010.

For 1966-67 Dylan mono 7" singles and EPs with rarities see the yearly pages in Part 1 (there are no rarities for 1968). For illustrations of all the generic 7" single sleeves used by Bob's record companies from the 1960s onwards, see the 7" Single Sleeves page. (A single has much less value to a collector if it doesn't have its correct original sleeve.)

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: 14 November, 2017.


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1966


"With God On Our Side"/"Motorpsycho Nitemare" - 7" mono EP, CBS EP 6266 (France), 1966:

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CBS EP 6266 (France) - front (my copy)

In a unique release exclusive to France, With God On Our Side from The Times They Are A -Changin' is cut into two with Part 1 (5:21) on the A-side, and Part 2 (1:43) on the B-side. Because this is a rarity, full details are in 1966.

"One Too Many Mornings" - 7" mono EP, CBS EP 6070 (UK), 1966:

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CBS EP 6070 (UK) - front scan by Hans Seegers
A rare five-track EP with songs from Freewheelin', The Times They Are A-Changin', Another Side Of Bob Dylan and Bringing It All Back Home: the title track; Spanish Harlem Incident; Oxford Town; It Ain't Me, Babe and She Belongs To Me - all regular album versions. The front drawing was reused on the rear of a Venezuelan Dylan compilation LP in 1972. onetoomany_back.jpg (27283 bytes)
CBS EP 6070 (UK) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS EP 6070 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS EP 6070 (UK) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS CS-10.118 (Venezuela, 1972) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

Hans Seegers informs me this is the only worldwide Dylan EP ever issued with five tracks!

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?"/"Highway 61 Revisited" - promo and commercial 7" mono singles, Columbia 4-43477 (USA/Canada), Jan 1966:
For an early version of Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? released by mistake in the USA, see 1965. Because the mono version of Highway 61 Revisited used to be a rarity (R-0488), full details of all these singles are still listed in 1966. For a Portuguese mono EP with Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? which doesn't include the former R-0488, see below.


Columbia 4-43477 (USA) - A-side of promo single with handwritten date, scan by Renaud Depierreux

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Columbia 4-43477 (USA) - A-side of promo single, scan by Hans Seegers

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Columbia 4-43477 (USA) - A-side of commercial single, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-4/4-43477 (USA) - front scan by Augie Krater (2011 release)


Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-4/4-43477 (USA) - A-side scan by Augie Krater (2011 release)

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Columbia 4-43477 (Canada) - A-side of commercial single, scan by Hans Seegers

The B-side, Highway 61 Revisited, is the mono album version (3:20), slightly shorter than the stereo album version (3:28). This was a rarity (R-0488), but is now included on the mono release of Highway 61 Revisited as part of the 9CD set The Original Mono Recordings in Oct 2010. This single was re-released in Nov 2011 in a boxed set of four 7" mono vinyl singles. The sleeve used the CBS Denmark front design, see below, while the labels had a similar design to that of the CDs in the 9CD mono set with a "365 SOUND"/MONO/arrows logo.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Augie Krater and Renaud Depierreux for information and scans


"Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?"/"Highway 61 Revisited" - 7" mono promo and commercial singles, CBS 201900 (UK), Jan 1966:


CBS 201900 (UK) - acetate A-side scan by Arie de Reus
Shown left and right are 7" single-sided metal acetates of the A-side of CBS 201900 (UK).


CBS 201900 (UK) - acetate A-side photo by Bruce Mulle


CBS 201900 (UK) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (promo release with push-out centre)

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CBS 201900 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release with push-out centre)


CBS 201900 (UK) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release with solid centre)

R-0488 is included on the mono release of Highway 61 Revisited as part of the 9CD set The Original Mono Recordings in Oct 2010, so is no longer a rarity. Full details of these singles are still in 1966.

The promo UK single was available with a push-out centre only. The commercial UK single was available with a push-out centre and a solid centre. As stated above, the B-side R-0488 is included on the mono release of Highway 61 Revisited as part of the 9CD set The Original Mono Recordings in Oct 2010, so is no longer a rarity.

Some copies of the UK single are reported to have had a picture sleeve, but this may well have been one of two "generic" Highway 61 Revisited sleeves sold in 1965 - for illustrations of these generic sleeves provided by Hans Seegers see 7" Singles Sleeves. Other European releases had picture sleeves as shown below.

Thanks to Arie de Reus, Hans Seegers and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?"/"Highway 61 Revisited" - 7" mono singles, CBS 1900 (France), 5 Jan 1966:

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CBS 1900 (France), jukebox single - front scan by Hans Seegers (first variant - large "?" under "N")

Hans Seegers has a test pressing of this French CBS 1900 single with white labels with “5 Janv 1966 1176” rubber stamped. It has the first picture sleeve shown with the large "?". R-0488 is included on the mono release of Highway 61 Revisited as part of the 9CD set The Original Mono Recordings in Oct 2010, so is no longer a rarity. Full details of these singles are still in 1966.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.

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CBS 1900 (France), jukebox single - front scan by Hans Seegers (second variant - small "?" under "N")


"Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?"/"Highway 61 Revisited" - 7" mono singles, CBS 1900 (West Germany), Jan 1966:

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CBS 1900 (West Germany) - front scan by Hans Seegers
R-0488 is included on the mono release of Highway 61 Revisited as part of the 9CD set The Original Mono Recordings in Oct 2010, so is no longer a rarity. Full details of this single are still in 1966.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?"/"Highway 61 Revisited" - 7" mono single, CBS 1900 (Norway/Sweden/Denmark), Jan 1966:


CBS 1900 (Sweden) - promo sleeve, front scan by Hans Seegers

The same CBS single pressed in Norway was issued in Norway, Sweden and Denmark with different sleeves

R-0488 is included on the mono release of Highway 61 Revisited as part of the 9CD set The Original Mono Recordings in Oct 2010, so is no longer a rarity. Full details of these singles are still in 1966.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?"/"Highway 61 Revisited" - 7" mono singles, CBS 1.900 (NL), 21 Feb 1966:

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CBS 1.900 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers

R-0488 is included on the mono release of Highway 61 Revisited as part of the 9CD set The Original Mono Recordings in Oct 2010, so is no longer a rarity. Full details of this single are still in 1966.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Tom Willems for information and scans.


"Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?"/"Highway 61 Revisited" - 7" mono singles, CBS BA-221252 (Australia)/CBS BA-461082 (New Zealand), 1966:

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CBS BA-221252 (Australia) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers

These singles did not have a picture sleeve.

R-0488 is included on the mono release of Highway 61 Revisited as part of the 9CD set The Original Mono Recordings in Oct 2010, so is no longer a rarity. Full details of these singles are still in 1966.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.

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CBS BA-461082 (New Zealand) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers


"Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?"/"Highway 61 Revisited" - 7" mono singles, CBS LL-882-C (Japan), 1966, reissue: CBS/Sony CBSA 80259 (Japan), 1969:

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CBS LL-882-C (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers
The 1966 single was released before Sony took over CBS. The 1969 reissue single (still in mono) is part of the CBS/Sony "Airplay" series and has a "747" sleeve (see 7" Single Sleeves) with a folded insert. It was available in both promo (yellow label) and commercial (orange label) releases. The B-side is timed as 3:15. R-0488 is included on the mono release of Highway 61 Revisited as part of the 9CD set The Original Mono Recordings in Oct 2010, so is no longer a rarity. Full details of these singles are still in 1966.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.

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CBS/Sony CBSA 80259 (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (promo and commercial releases)


"Highway 61 Revisited"/"Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?" - 7" mono promo single, CBS 4-43477 (Philippines), 1966:


CBS 4-43477 (Philippines) - promo A-side scan by Hans Seegers

This very rare CBS 7" mono promo single from the Philippines uses the US catalogue number and has plain white labels with the text rubber-stamped. R-0488 is the A-side for this release. R-0488 is included on the mono release of Highway 61 Revisited as part of the 9CD set The Original Mono Recordings in Oct 2010, so is no longer a rarity. Full details of this single are still in 1966.

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


CBS 4-43477 (Philippines) - commercial A-side scan by Manuel García Jara

"Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?" - 7" mono EP, CBS EP 6265 (France), Jan 1966:


CBS EP 6265 (France) - front with languette, scan by Hans Seegers
Highway 61 Revisited on the A-side of this EP is a rarity, a unique 2:32 edit, so full details are here.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scan.


Various Artists - "Philco Invites You To A Disc-A Go-Go Vol. 1"- 7" mono singles boxed set, Columbia Special Products CSP 120-1302 (USA), Jan 1966:
This box containing five current Columbia 7" singles has the same title as CSP 120-1325 listed below. Manuel García Jara points out that the single selection in these boxes was completely random, so there is no point in buying one unless you know it contains a Dylan single!

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Columbia Special Products CSP 120-1302 (USA) - front of box scan by Hans Seegers (pink)

This copy of the set contained Columbia 4-43477 (see above): Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? (now on Biograph and the new Ultimate/Essential compilations still in mono) c/w Highway 61 Revisited. The former R-0488 is included on the mono release of Highway 61 Revisited as part of the 9CD set The Original Mono Recordings in Oct 2010, so is no longer a rarity.

Michael Grasberger has a copy of this box with the pink text but with a different Dylan single - One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) c/w Queen Jane Approximately, see here.

Sam Reed has a third variant of this set, with Rainy Day Women #12 & 35/Pledging My Time (not shown). The Rainy Day Women side of the label has a "Philco" ink stamp.  The box has the pink lettering and spine like the other CSP 120-1302 copies. Two of the 7" discs are missing from the box, but it still contains Johnny Cash Everybody Loves a Nut/Austin Prison and Billy Joe Royal's Heart's Desire/Deep Inside Me.  All of the singles are in plain grey "Columbia" sleeves.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scan.


Various Artists - "Philco Invites You To A Disc-A Go-Go Vol. 1"- 7" mono singles boxed set, Columbia Special Products, CSP 120-1325 (USA), 1966:

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Columbia Special Products, CSP 120-1325 (USA) - front of box scan by Hans Seegers (orange)
This box containing five current Columbia 7" singles has the same title as CSP 120-1302 listed above. The Dylan single in this copy of the box is Columbia 4-43683 with I Want You on the A-side and a live version of Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues on the B-side. Because the B-side is a rarity, full details of this set are here.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scan.


"One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)"/"Queen Jane Approximately" - mono 7" singles & EPs, Columbia/CBS (various catalogue numbers) (Worldwide), Feb 1966 onwards:

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CBS 202.053 (Sweden) - front scan by Hans Seegers

Because the unfaded mono version of One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) used to be a rarity, full details of all 7" singles/EPs containing this track are still listed in 1966. Columbia US promo singles had an edited version of the A-side/title track and are also listed in 1966.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.

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Columbia JZSP-113147 (USA), edited side - scan by Hans Seegers


"Ballad Of A Thin Man"/"Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" - 7" mono EP, CBS EP 6270 (France), 3 Feb 1966 (test pressing)/Mar 1966 (commercial release):

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CBS EP 6270 (France) - front scan by Hans Seegers

Thanks to Hans Seegers for the correct information about this two-track only EP, which he has with two label variations. The only difference is that the number "45" on the second label variant is slightly larger.

Hans also has a test pressing of this EP in the cardboard laminated picture sleeve with white labels with “Mono” and “3 Fev 1966” rubber stamped. The song titles and catalogue number are handwritten.

The front of the sleeve implies that Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues is the A-side, although the back of the sleeve implies the reverse. There is no A-side/B-side indication on the commercial labels, but on the test pressing Ballad Of A Thin Man is shown as "F1" (Face 1 = Side 1) and Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues is shown as "F2".

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CBS EP 6270 (France) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS EP 6270 (France) test pressing - A-side ("F1") scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS EP 6270 (France) test pressing - B-side ("F2") scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS EP 6270 (France) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)


CBS EP 6270 (France) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)
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CBS EP 6270 (France) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)

CBS EP 6270 (France) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)


CBS EP 6270 (France) - detail of rear, scan by
Manuel García Jara

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


"Highway 61 Revisited"/"Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?" - 7" jukebox and commercial mono singles, CBS JB 1900 (Italy)/CBS 1900 (Italy), Mar 1966:
Ian Woodward has found an article from "Cashbox", Jun 1966, that dates this single from then.

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CBS 1900 (Italy) - front scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

This Italian single has the same catalogue number as the Jan 1966 European singles above, but the A- and B-sides are flipped. The rear sleeve is a reproduction of an article by Ray Coleman from UK "Melody Maker " magazine, 9 Jan 1965, and had already been used for international mono singles in 1965, see Mono 7" Singles & EPs 1965. This single is also available as a white label jukebox release, CBS JB 1900. This came in a generic jukebox sleeve.

Highway 61 Revisited, the former R-0488, is included on the mono release of Highway 61 Revisited as part of the 9CD set The Original Mono Recordings in Oct 2010, so is no longer a rarity.

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


CBS JB 1900 (Italy) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (jukebox release)
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CBS 1900 (Italy) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

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CBS 1900 (Italy) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

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CBS 1900 (Italy) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

CBS JB 1900 (Italy) - front sleeve scan by Manuel García Jara (jukebox release)

CBS JB 1900 (Italy) - rear sleeve scan by Manuel García Jara (jukebox release)

CBS JB 1900 (Italy) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (jukebox release)

"Bob Dylan's Mr. Tambourine Man" - 7" mono EP releases, CBS BG 225099 (Australia), Mar 1966:


CBS 225099 (Australia) - front scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1)
All tracks are taken from Bringing It All Back Home - Mr. Tambourine Man; Subterranean Homesick Blues; On The Road Again. There are two rear sleeve and three label variants.

Rear sleeve variants:

  1. Text "CBS IS A TRADEMARK OF THE COLUMBIA BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC., USA" 109mm, No text on lower flap.
  2. Text "CBS IS A TRADEMARK OF THE COLUMBIA BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC., USA" 116mm, text "RECORDED IN THE USA BY COLUMBIA RECORDS, A DIVISION OF COLUMBIA BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC." on lower flap.


CBS 225099 (Australia) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (front variant with label variant 4B - rear is first variant)


CBS 225099 (Australia) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (front variant with label variant 3B - rear is first variant)


CBS 225099 (Australia) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1)


CBS 225099 (Australia) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (variant 2 display copy)


CBS 225099 (Australia) - detail of rear, photo from eBay (variant 2 display copy)


Mr Tambourine Man Australian sheet music - scan by Stuart Moore

CBS 225099 (Australia) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (variant 2)


CBS 225099 (Australia) - comparison of rear sleeves (top), scan by Hans Seegers (wider "CBS" text on variant 2)


CBS 225099 (Australia) - comparison of rear sleeves (bottom), scan by Hans Seegers, with text on variant 2 only


CBS 225099 (Australia) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1)


CBS 225099 (Australia) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1)


CBS 225099 (Australia) - detail of B-side, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1 - "SUBTEARANEAN")


CBS 225099 (Australia) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2)


CBS 225099 (Australia) - detail of B-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2 - "SUBTEARENEAN")


CBS 225099 (Australia) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (variant 3A - higher text)


CBS 225099 (Australia) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (variant 3A)


CBS 225099 (Australia) - detail of B-side, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 3A - "SUBTERRANEAN" at last!)


CBS 225099 (Australia) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 3B)


CBS 225099 (Australia) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 3B)


CBS 225099 (Australia) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (variant 4 - no "Allan's" logo)


CBS 225099 (Australia) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (variant 4A - "SUBTERRANEAN" correct)


CBS 225099 (Australia) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 4B - "SUBTERRANEAN" correct)

Label variants:

  1. "Subterranean" on B-side misspelled "Subtearanean" (in first variant sleeve)
  2. "Subterranean" on B-side misspelled "Subtearenean" (in first variant sleeve)
  3. Different text layout, "Subterranean" corrected (in second variant sleeve). On Manuel García Jara's copy (3A) there is a bigger gap between the Allan's logo and information and the CBS logo on the A-side. "Side 2" is closer to the CBS logo than the speed information on the B-side. The front sleeve has stronger red text and the rear sleeve is the first variant.
  4. As 3 with no "Allan's" logo (in second variant sleeve). The "Like A Rolling Stone" EP below also has this variant. On Manuel García Jara's copy (4A) the A-side is identical to that of Hans' copy, but the B-side is different because the distance between the CBS logo and "Side 2", the speed information, the catalogue number and the matrix number is different. The front sleeve again has darker red text and the rear sleeve is the first variant.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Manuel García Jara for information and scans. Thanks to Jim Siddy for a finding a copy of the second variant sleeve on eBay with extra text "FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES ONLY". Thanks to Stuart Moore for the scan of the Allan's Australia sheet music for Mr. Tambourine Man.


"Bob Dylan's Mr. Tambourine Man" - 7" mono EP, CBS BG 465021 (New Zealand), Mar 1966:
This is the fourth of five mono EPs released in New Zealand.

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CBS BG 465021 (New Zealand)
- front scan by Hans Seegers
The tracklist is the same as the Australian EP above. This time it has the same front and rear sleeve design as the Australian EP (first variant without the bottom line of text on the back).

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

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CBS BG 465021 (New Zealand)
- rear scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS BG 465021 (New Zealand)
- A-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS BG 465021 (New Zealand) - B-side scan by Bill Hester

"Like A Rolling Stone" - 7" mono EP, CBS BG 225111 (Australia), 1966:


CBS BG 225111 (Australia) - front scan by Hans Seegers (all sleeve variants)

All tracks from Highway 61 Revisited - Like A Rolling Stone; From a Buick 6; Highway 61 Revisited. There are five sleeve variants and no less than six label variants!

Jim Siddy's second variant sleeve is almost the same as Hans Seegers' first variant sleeve, except that the text "CBS IS A TRADEMARK OF THE COLUMBIA BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC., USA" above the EP title is further to the left. The record in this sleeve has second variant labels.


CBS BG 225111 (Australia) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (first variant with flaps)

CBS BG 225111 (Australia) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (first variant with flaps, CBS text 116mm)
The "BOB" of "BOB DYLAN" is below the first "A" of "CBS IS A TRADEMARK...".

CBS BG 225111 (Australia) - detail of rear, scan by Jim Siddy (second variant with flaps, CBS text 116mm)
The "BOB" of "BOB DYLAN" is below the "S" of "IS".

CBS BG 225111 (Australia) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (third variant with flaps, CBS text 109mm, further to left)
The "BOB" of "BOB DYLAN" is below the "T" of "TRADEMARK".

CBS BG 225111 (Australia) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (fourth variant with flaps, CBS text 107mm)
The "BOB" of "BOB DYLAN" is below the "S" of "CBS".

CBS BG 225111 (Australia) - rear scan by Jim Siddy (second variant with flaps)


CBS BG 225111 (Australia) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (third variant with flaps)


CBS BG 225111 (Australia) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (fourth variant with flaps)


CBS BG 225111 (Australia) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (fifth sleeve variant without flaps)


CBS BG 225111 (Australia) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)


CBS BG 225111 (Australia) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)

CBS BG 225111 (Australia) - detail of A-side, scans by Hans Seegers (first and second variants)

CBS BG 225111 (Australia) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)

CBS BG 225111 (Australia) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)

CBS BG 225111 (Australia) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (third variant)


CBS BG 225111 (Australia) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (third variant)


CBS BG 225111 (Australia) - detail of A-side, scans by Hans Seegers (third and fourth variants)

CBS BG 225111 (Australia) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (fourth variant)

CBS BG 225111 (Australia) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (fourth variant)

CBS BG 225111 (Australia) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (fifth variant)

CBS BG 225111 (Australia) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (fifth and sixth variants)


CBS BG 225111 (Australia) - detail of A-side, scans by Hans Seegers (fifth and sixth variants)


CBS BG 225111 (Australia) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (sixth variant)

Sleeve variants:

  1. folded-over flaps, text "CBS IS A TRADEMARK OF THE COLUMBIA BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC., USA" 116mm (labels 1 & 2 with small "Allan's" logo)
  2. folded-over flaps, text "CBS IS A TRADEMARK OF THE COLUMBIA BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC., USA" 116mm but further left than variant 1 (labels 1 & 2 with small "Allan's" logo)
  3. folded-over flaps, text "CBS IS A TRADEMARK OF THE COLUMBIA BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC., USA" 109mm, further to left (label 2 with small "Allan's" logo)
  4. folded-over flaps, text "CBS IS A TRADEMARK OF THE COLUMBIA BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC., USA" 107mm (labels 3 & 4 with larger "Allan's" logo)
  5. No folded-over flaps, text "CBS IS A TRADEMARK OF THE COLUMBIA BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC., USA" 116mm (labels 5 & 6 without "Allan's" logo)

Label variants:

  1. Overall length of EP title: 38 mm, with small "Allan's" logo
  2. Overall length of EP title: 34 mm, with small "Allan's" logo

  3. "BOB DYLAN" above song titles, larger "Allan's" logo

  4. "BOB DYLAN" below song titles, larger "Allan's" logo

  5. No "Allan's" logo, text "Allan's" below "Bob DYLAN" on A- and B-sides

  6. No "Allan's" logo, text "Allan's" missing from "Bob DYLAN" on A-side, B-side same as 5 with "Allan's" text.
    (Labels 5 & 6 are similar to Label 4 without the "Allan's" logo).

The only difference between labels 5 and 6 is the missing "Allan's" text below Bob Dylan on the A-side.

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


"Like A Rolling Stone" - 7" mono EP, CBS BG 465023 (New Zealand), 1966:
This is the last of five mono EPs released in New Zealand.

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CBS BG 465023 (New Zealand)
- front scan by Hans Seegers
The tracklist is the same as the Australian EP above. Again it has the same front and rear sleeve design as the Australian EP.

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

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CBS BG 465023 (New Zealand)
- rear scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS BG 465023 (New Zealand)
- A-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS BG 465023 (New Zealand) - B-side scan by Bill Hester

"Rainy Day Women #12 & 35"/"Pledging My Time" - 7" mono singles, Apr 1966 onwards:

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US trade ad for Rainy Day Women 7" single
Because they contain edited versions of both the A- and B-sides, all 7" singles/EPs containing Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 are here.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scan.


"Blonde On Blonde" - two 12" mono test pressings, Columbia C2L 41 (USA), May 1966:


Side I scan by Arie de Reus


Side I photo from eBay


Generic Transco buff sleeve (Side I), scan by Arie de Reus

detail of front of both sleeves, scan by Arie de Reus

Generic Transco buff sleeve (Side I), scan by Arie de Reus

Side I handwritten listing, photo from eBay

Side II scan by Arie de Reus

Side II photo from eBay

detail of front of Side II sleeve, scan by Arie de Reus

detail of front of Side II sleeve, scan by Arie de Reus

Side II handwritten listing, photo from eBay

These two 12" mono test pressings dated May 1966 are in generic Transco buff sleeves with producer Bob Johnston's name handwritten. They just have "Bob Dylan" and "Side I" or "Side II" in the centres handwritten in white grease pen. Side 1 is unusual in having two versions of Pledging My Time, both the same take, but one brighter and louder than the other. Neither is the 2:06 single edit (R-0052, see 1966). Each test pressing has a handwritten track listing:

Side I: Rainy Day Women #12 & 35; Pledging My Time (I); Pledging My Time (II); Visions Of Johanna; Sooner Or Later (One Of Us Must Know).

Side II: I Want You; "Memphis Blues Again"; Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat; Just Like A Woman.

Arie de Reus says: "The sound quality is great, this is the best Blonde On Blonde that I ever heard. There is very little acetate noise. Pledging my Time has two takes, the first sounds like the Canadian/UK mix, the second like the US mix. Both have the same US shorter length."

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for finding this on eBay and to Arie de Reus for further information and scans.


"4th Time Around" - 10" mono acetate, Columbia Recording Studios, Nashville, TN (no catalogue number?) (USA), May 1966:


Label scan by Jack Guerreiro
This single-sided mono acetate of the album track from Blonde On Blonde has generic labels from Columbia Recording Studios, Nashville, TN, with blue handwritten text. For the mono release of Blonde On Blonde see International Mono Releases.

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for information and scans.


Disc scan by Jack Guerreiro

"Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" - 7" mono EPs, CBS 5660 (France/Spain), May 1966:

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CBS 5660 (France) - front with languette, scan by Hans Seegers
Because they contain three rarities, full details of these EPs are here.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scan.


"Ballad Of A Thin Man"/"Like A Rolling Stone" - 12" mono test pressings, Emidisc/I.B.C. Sound Recording Studios (no catalogue numbers) (UK), May 1966:


Picture from eBay (Emidisc test pressing)
These two test pressings contain mono versions of Ballad Of A Thin Man and Like A Rolling Stone, recorded live with The Hawks at the Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England, 17 May 1966, and finally released in stereo as The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Live 1966 - The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert in 1998. Because these are rarities, full details are in 1966.
Label photo by Alex Greenway (I.B.C. test pressing)


Covering letter from Brian Carroll, photo by Alex Greenway (I.B.C. test pressing)

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Columbia/Legacy COL 491485 2 (Austria for Europe) - front of slipcase (my copy)

Thanks to Gerd Rundel and Alex Greenway for information and photos.


"I Want You"/"Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (live)" - 7" mono singles, Columbia/CBS (various catalogue numbers) (Worldwide), Jun 1966 onwards:

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Columbia 4-43683 (USA) - scan by Sam C. Visser

Because the B-side is a rarity, all 7" singles and EPs containing I Want You are here.

"I Want You"/"Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" - 7" mono single, CBS BA 301111 (Greece), 1966:


CBS BA 301111 (Greece) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara
This single again had no picture sleeve and came in a generic CBS sleeve. The record has orange CBS labels. The length of the A-side is not given, but I assume it is the 2:54 edit R-0322, so also see here. The length of the B-side is not given, but I assume it is the 2:26 edit R-0051M, so also see here. At this time CBS records were distributed from Athens by a company called "Music Box". This sleeve therefore has the words 'Distributed by "Music Box" Athens' overprinted.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS BA 301111 (Greece) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS BA 301111 (Greece) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS BA 301111 (Greece) - A-side in sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

Various Artists - "A Swinging Party From Masterwork" - 7" mono singles boxed set, Columbia Special Products, CSP 437 (USA), 1966:

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Columbia Special Products, CSP 437 (USA) - front scan by Hans Seegers
Because the B-side of the Dylan single in this box is a rarity, full details of this set are here.

"New Hits By Bob Dylan" - 7" mono EP, CBS EP 6288 (West Germany), 5 Jul 1966:

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CBS EP 6288 (West Germany) - front scan by Hans Seegers

Because the mono version of Rainy Day Women on the A-side of this EP is a rarity, a 2:26 edit of the album version, full details are here.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scan.


"I Want You"/"Obviously 5 Believers" - 7" mono promo single, CBS 2382 (France), 1966:


CBS 2382 (France) - A-side scan from discogs.com (R-0322)
This promo single with two tracks from Blonde On Blonde has a slight edit on the A-side so full details are in 1966.

Thanks to Dag Braathen for finding this single on discogs.com.


CBS 2382 (France) - B-side scan from discogs.com

"Just Like A Woman"/"Obviously 5 Believers" - 7" mono singles, Sep 1966 onwards:

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CBS 2360 (Denmark) - front scan by Hans Seegers
Because they contain an edited version of the A-side, all 7" singles containing Just Like A Woman are here.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scan.


"Just Like A Woman"/"I Want You" - 7" mono jukebox and commercial singles, CBS 2426 (Italy), Sep 1966:

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CBS 2426 commercial single (Italy) - front scan by Hans Seegers
Because both sides of this Dylan single are rarities, full details are here.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scan.


"Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat"/"Most Likely You Go Your Way And I'll Go Mine" - 7" mono singles, late 1966 onwards:


CBS 202700 (UK) - front/rear scan by Sam C. Visser
Because they contain an edited version of the A-side, all 7" singles/EPs released in 1966 and 1967 containing Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat are here.

Thanks to Sam C. Visser for information and scan.


"Soplando En El Viento [Blowin' In The Wind]"/"Positivamente En La Cuarta Calle [Positively 4th Street]" - 7" mono promo and commercial singles, CBS 21.520 (Argentina/Uruguay), 1966:

CBS 21.520 (Argentina), 1966:


CBS 21.520 (Argentina/Uruguay) - front/rear scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

This 33 RPM single was issued in Argentina and Uruguay. The Argentinean picture sleeve is the same on the reverse.

Ronald Born's copy of the Argentinean promo single came in an orange/white CBS factory sleeve and has white labels. Patrick Helfrich has a copy of the regular release with orange CBS labels with a promo stamp on the front sleeve and again on the B-side.


CBS 21.520 (Argentina) - front/rear colour photocopy by Hans-Juergen Zollerg


CBS 21.520 (Argentina) - insert colour photocopy by Hans-Juergen Zollerg


CBS 21.520 (Argentina) - front scan by Ulf Gyllenspetz (commercial release with promo stamp)

CBS 21.520 (Argentina) - detail of front, scan by Ulf Gyllenspetz (commercial release with promo stamp)


CBS 21.520 (Argentina) - A-side scan by Ronald Born (promo release)


CBS 21.520 (Argentina) - B-side scan by Ronald Born (promo release)


CBS 21.520 (Argentina) - A-side scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (promo release, second copy)


CBS 21.520 (Argentina) - detail of A-side, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (promo release, second copy)


CBS 21.520 (Argentina) - B-side scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (promo release, second copy)

CBS 21.520 (Argentina) - detail of B-side, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (promo release, second copy)


CBS 21.520 (Argentina) - A-side scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (commercial release)


CBS 21.520 (Argentina) - detail of A-side, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (commercial release)


CBS 21.520 (Argentina) - B-side scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (commercial release)


CBS 21.520 (Argentina) - B-side scan by Ulf Gyllenspetz (commercial release with promo stamp)

Sergio Mariano Romay's Argentinean promo copy was the property of a Uruguayan radio station called "C W 27 RADIO TABARÉ", based in the Uruguayan city of Salto. It has the stamp of the radio station (on both sides), an internal number "87" (on both sides), and a handwritten date: 21-4-66 [21 Apr 1966] on the B-side only.

Thanks also to Hans-Juergen Zollerg for pictures of an Argentinean copy with a "Festival CBS" insert with information on musical events in April 1966.

CBS 21.520 (Uruguay), 1966:

The Uruguayan single shown was released by Sondor S.A. on behalf of CBS, and also came in a unique green standard sleeve, see 7" Single Sleeves. Note the significant differences between the Argentinean and Uruguayan record labels!


CBS 21.520 (Uruguay) - A-side scan by Peter Denzler

The first Uruguayan single with the demo stamp was found on www.collectorsfrenzy.com by Sergio Mariano Romay and has this accompanying text: Rare Uruguayan promotional 7” single that comes housed inside a special radio station customized paper sleeve. It looks like CBS/Sondor used to send these personalized variations to some radio stations. In this case, the name of radio station “CX8 – Radio Sarandí, Montevideo” can be read on paper sleeve bottom portion and there’s a kind of form on top portion intended to be filled in with information on the specific title, including artist, style, tracks length and the name of the DJ and the radio show it was addressed to, in this case the radio show named “Constelación” and the DJ's name was Carlos Martins, a well known local 1960s DJ. In addition, this peculiar copy features a Bob Dylan caricature printed on the sleeve… It was precisely at this old radio station’s vault the place where I found this weird artifact, is the first time I see in after many years on the record’s hunt. The commercial release of this single came housed in a picture sleeve that was imported from Argentina, that was a usual practice at the times, so I can only think that the record label probably decided not to use the expensive imported sleeves for promotion and used these cheaper customized sleeves instead, or it was that they just run out on them, but I couldn’t say for sure… The labels show  a CBS/Sondor strip and promotional ink stamps just like the one on the sleeve itself. There’s also a sticker with date on the sleeve’s back that reads 1968.


CBS 21.520 (Uruguay) - detail of A-side, scan by Peter Denzler


CBS 21.520 (Uruguay) - B-side scan by Peter Denzler


CBS 21.520 (Uruguay) - A-side picture from www.collectorsfrenzy.com (commercial release with promo stamp)

CBS 21.520 (Uruguay) - A-side in Dylan promo sleeve, picture from www.collectorsfrenzy.com (commercial release with promo stamp, second copy)

CBS 21.520 (Uruguay) - A-side picture from www.collectorsfrenzy.com (commercial release with promo stamp, third copy)


CBS 21.520 (Uruguay) - A-side in CBS/Sondor sleeve, picture from www.collectorsfrenzy.com


CBS 21.520 (Uruguay) - A-side in different CBS/Sondor sleeve, picture from www.collectorsfrenzy.com

Sergio adds that this must be a promotional single for the Dylan compilation El Trovador de Nuestro Tiempo – Bob Dylan – Poeta o Profeta? [The Troubadour Of Our Time – Bob Dylan – Poet Or Prophet?] mono vinyl LP, CBS 8.703 (Argentina/Uruguay), 1967, see International Mono Releases - Dylan-Only Compilations 1960s, which has the same caricature on the rear sleeve. The third promo copy found by Sergio was again the property of Uruguayan radio station CX8 "Radio Sarandí".  It has a date of "5-7-66" on the A-side label (5 Jul 1966) - the single was released later in Uruguay than in Argentina.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Ronald Born, Peter Denzler, Ulf Gyllenspetz, Manuel García Jara and Sergio Mariano Romay for information and scans.


Various Artists - "Selección No. 2" - 7" mono EP, Productos Especiales CBS [CBS Special Products] 25.002 (Argentina), 1966:


Productos Especiales CBS 25.002 (Argentina) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers
Bob's contribution to this exclusive Argentinean EP made by CBS Special Products for Bonafide, a local brand of chocolate, is Soplando En El Viento [Blowin' In The Wind]. The other artists are Roberto Carlos, Sergio Mas and Lafayette. The record plays at 33 RPM.

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


Productos Especiales CBS 25.002 (Argentina) - detail of A-side with "Bonafide" logo, scan by Hans Seegers

Productos Especiales CBS 25.002 (Argentina) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (no Dylan)

"Absolutely Sweet Marie" - 10" mono acetate, CBS (UK), 1966:

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Scan by Hans Seegers
This single-sided acetate has a stock label with typewritten titles, now badly adhesive-stained. This song from Blonde On Blonde was never actually released as a single.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scan.


Columbia mono EP acetate, CBS EP 7011 (UK), 1966:

Extremely rare metal disc with white labels, track listing: Queen Jane Approximately, Positively 4th Street and Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?

Information from Hans Seegers.


"Like A Rolling Stone"/"Highway 61 Revisited" - 7" mono promo and commercial singles, CBS 33431 (Brazil), 1966:

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CBS 33431 (Brazil) - promo A-side scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1A)

These singles have orange CBS labels and play at 33 RPM. There are four A-side label variants - Hans Seegers has both a promo and a commercial copy of the first. The promo has a black square stamp with “AMOSTRA INVENDAVEL [SAMPLE NOT FOR SALE]” on the A-side.

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CBS 33431 (Brazil) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1A)


CBS 33431 (Brazil) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1A)

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CBS 33431 (Brazil) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (variants 1A and 2)


CBS 33431 (Brazil) - detail of B-side, scan by Hans Seegers (variants 1A and 2)


CBS 33431 (Brazil) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1B)


CBS 33431 (Brazil) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1B)


CBS 33431 (Brazil) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1B)

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CBS 33431 (Brazil) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (variant 2)


CBS 33431 (Brazil) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 2)


CBS 33431 (Brazil) - B-side scan by Ronald Born (variant 3)


CBS 33431 (Brazil) - detail of B-side, scan by Ronald Born (variant 3)

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Sleeve used for variant 1A, scan by Hans Seegers

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Sleeve used for variants 2 and 3, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 33431 (Brazil) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 4)


CBS 33431 (Brazil) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 4)


CBS 33431 (Brazil) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 4)

The first variant in the blue sleeve has “(P) 1966” on the left side of the labels on both sides. The second A-side variant in the orange sleeve has(P) 1965” on the A-side (in a much smaller typeface) and “(P) 1966” on the B-side as before. Ronald Born has a third variant in the orange sleeve which has "(P) 1965" on both sides.

Manuel García Jara has two further variants, both with "(P) 1966 on the labels. The first (1B) is similar to variant 1A but the details of the A-side are in slightly different positions. The B-side looks identical to the variant 1A B-side. The second (variant 4) is different from all the others. The song titles are in noticeably smaller text on both sides, and "Lado 1/2" is immediately below "33" and above "(P) 1966".

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


"Musica 'In' ['In' Music]" - 7" mono EP releases, CBS 33.419 (Argentina/Uruguay), 1966:


CBS 33.419 (Argentina) - front scan by Hans Seegers (promo and commercial copies)
These very rare EPs have orange CBS labels and play at 33 RPM. Bob's contribution is Te Quiero [I Want You] (the version from the mono Blonde On Blonde), track 2 on the A-side. This is the full album version (3:01), not the single edit R-0322 (see 1966).

Stefan Haras has an Argentinean promo copy with "DISCO PARA DEMOSTRACION VENTA PROHIBIDA [DEMONSTRATION RECORD SALE PROHIBITED]" stamped on the rear sleeve and both record labels. There was also a mono LP with the same name released in Argentina, see Mono Album Releases (Various Artists) 1960s. The Uruguayan EP was manufactured and distributed in Uruguay by Sondor S.A. of Montevideo. It did not have a picture sleeve.

Manuel García Jara has a copy of another 1966 Argentinean EP, Nuevos Sonidos [New Sounds], CBS 33.426, that contains a cover of Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 translated as "Una Mujer en la Lluvia [A Woman in the Rain]" by Pancho Purcell and his Bambuco Players. The rear sleeve of the EP has an illustration of CBS 33.429.


CBS 33.419 (Argentina) - rear scan by Stefan Haras (promo copy)


CBS 33.419 (Argentina) - detail of rear, scan by Stefan Haras (promo copy)


CBS 33.419 (Argentina) - A-side scan by Stefan Haras (promo copy)


CBS 33.419 (Argentina) - detail of A-side, scan by Stefan Haras (promo copy - B-side has the same stamp)


CBS 33.426 (Argentina) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (Dylan cover only)


CBS 33.426 (Argentina) - front scan by
Manuel García Jara (includes illustration of CBS 33.419)


CBS 33.419 (Argentina) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (commercial copy)


CBS 33.419 (Argentina) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial copy)


CBS 33.419 (Argentina) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial copy, no Dylan)

CBS 33.419 (Uruguay) - A-side in sleeve, photo by Hans-Juergen Zollerg


CBS 33.419 (Uruguay) - B-side in sleeve, photo by Hans-Juergen Zollerg (no Dylan)


CBS 33.419 (Argentina) - B-side scan by Stefan Haras (promo copy) (no Dylan)

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Hans-Juergen Zollerg, Stefan Haras and Manuel García Jara for information and pictures.


"A Night And Bob Dylan: Man And Music" - 7" mono EP, CBS EPC 543 (Mexico), 1966:

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CBS EPC 543 (Mexico) - front scan by Hans Seegers

The four tracks on this EP are It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry; From A Buick 6; Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? and Desolation Row. This EP is very rare and features the only 7" vinyl appearance of Desolation Row, which is edited to the first two verses and the end harmonica solo only. As this is a rarity, full details are in 1966.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scan.


"I Want You" - 7" mono EP, CBS 5769 (France), Sep 1966:

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CBS 5769 (France) - front with languette, scan by Hans Seegers

This mono EP from Blonde On Blonde had I Want You and Obviously 5 Believers on the A-side and Just Like A Woman on the B-side. The French release has a "languette" (index tab) unique to France. For more information about languettes, see 1965.


CBS 5769 (France) - detail of front with languette, scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 5769 (France) - rear with languette, scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)

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CBS 5769 (France) - rear with languette, scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)

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CBS 5769 (France) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (Just Like A Woman is 4:52)

The rear sleeve shows four other EPs by Bob Dylan released in France. On the second rear sleeve variant the third and fourth EPs are reversed!

I Want You is 3:01, so is not the 2:54 slight edit R-0322 (see 1966). Just Like A Woman is 4:52, so is not the 4:46 slight edit R-0323 (again, see 1966). This EP was released in West Germany under the title of Great New Sounds Vol. 1, see below.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"Great New Sounds Vol. 1" - 7" mono EP, CBS 5769 (West Germany), Sep 1966:

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CBS 5769 (West Germany) - front scan by Hans Seegers

This mono EP from Blonde On Blonde had I Want You and Obviously 5 Believers on the A-side and Just Like A Woman on the B-side. I Want You is 3:10, so is not the 2:54 slight edit R-0322 (see 1966). Just Like A Woman is 4:52, so is not the 4:46 slight edit R-0323 (again, see 1966). The rear sleeve has the same information about 34 EPs as the second release of West German EP CBS 6279 in 1965 Mono 7" Singles & EPs. The previous EP listed on the rear sleeve, CBS EP 6020, contains Positively 4th Street and is listed here. Manuel García Jara has a copy with the same sleeve where both sides of the record play correctly but have labels from an EP called "The Best Of Dave Brubeck", CBS EP 5759! The four tracks are taken from the 1966 Columbia/CBS compilation album Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits.

This EP was released in France under the title of I Want You with the same catalogue number and front sleeve, see above.

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

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CBS 5769 (West Germany) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 5769 (West Germany) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (I Want You at 3:10)

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CBS 5769 (West Germany) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (Just Like A Woman at 4:52)

CBS 5769 (West Germany) - A-side with "Best Of Dave Brubeck" label, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 5769 (West Germany) - B-side with "Best Of Dave Brubeck" label, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 5759 (West Germany) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

"Bob Dylan" - 7" mono EP, CBS 5769 (Portugal), 1967 (three variants):

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CBS 5769 (Portugal) - front scan by Hans Seegers (all variants)
This mono EP from Blonde On Blonde had the same catalogue number as the French and West German EPs above and the same three tracks, but with Just Like A Woman on Side 1 and I Want You/Obviously 5 Believers on Side 2. It was released three times with the same sleeve but slightly different record labels. Unlike later Portuguese EPs, all the sleeves were printed by Marânus-Porto. Only the first variant has "(P) 1967" on the labels at top left.

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CBS 5769 (Portugal) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (all variants)

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CBS 5769 (Portugal) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)


CBS 5769 (Portugal) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (first release - "(P) 1967", missing from second and third variants)


CBS 5769 (Portugal) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (first release - "FABRICADO EM PORTUGAL", second variant is similar)


CBS 5769 mono EP (Portugal) - A-side scan by Stefan Haras (second variant)


CBS 5769 mono EP (Portugal) - B-side scan by Stefan Haras (second variant)

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CBS 5769 (Portugal) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (third variant)


CBS 5769 (Portugal) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (third variant - "FABRICADO EM PORTUGAL FOR E.P.D.")


CBS 5769 (Portugal) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (all variants - "Marânus-Porto" at bottom right)

The first two variants have "FABRICADO EM PORTUGAL [MADE IN PORTUGAL]" at the bottom of the labels, but the third variant has "FABRICADO EM PORTUGAL FOR E.P.D. [MADE IN PORTUGAL BY E.P.D.]" at the bottom. "F.P.D." means "Fábrica Portuguesa de Discos" but the complete name of this company was actually "Fábrica Portuguesa de Discos da Rádio Triunfo", then known as just "F.P.D." and later as just "Rádio Triunfo".

Scans of the B-sides of the first and third variants required.

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


"Mr. Tambourine Man" - 7" mono EP, CBS EP 6078 (UK), Oct 1966:

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CBS EP 6078 (UK) - front scan by Hans Seegers
Tracks are title track, Subterranean Homesick Blues and It's All Over Now, Baby Blue, all from Bringing It All Back Home

There are two sleeve variants, one with a cut-away on the right-hand rear edge, and one without - both are shown.

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CBS EP 6078 (UK) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (without cutaway)

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CBS EP 6078 (UK) - rear scan by Kenneth Robson (with cutaway)


CBS EP 6078 (UK) - A-side scan by Jim Linwood (first variant, solid centre)


CBS EP 6078 (UK) - B-side scan by Jim Linwood (first variant, solid centre)


CBS EP 6078 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (first variant, push-out centre)


CBS EP 6078 (UK) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (first variant, push-out centre)


CBS EP 6078 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (second variant, solid centre)


CBS EP 6078 (UK) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (second variant, solid centre)

This item has two label variants:

  1. Title on both sides is 27mm; "EXTENDED PLAY" is on one line; publishing credits on both sides are "Blossom Music Ltd.". This variant occurs with both a solid centre and a push-out centre.
  2. Title on side A is 52mm, title on side B is 34mm; "EXTENDED PLAY" is on two lines; publishing credits on Side A are "Blossom Music" and on Side B "Blossom Music Ltd.". This variant occurs with a solid centre only.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Jim Linwood and Kenneth Robson for information and scans.


"Just Like A Woman" - single-sided 12" mono 78 rpm test pressing, CBS (no catalogue number) (India), 1966:

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Scan by Hans Seegers
This acetate has a white CBS "TEST PRESSING" label with handwritten text, and "MADE IN INDIA" printed. It is extremely rare. This is the full mono version of the song, and not either of the two 7" single edits R-0323 and R-0471 (see 1966).

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"It Ain't Me, Babe" - single-sided 12" mono 78 rpm test pressing, CBS (no catalogue number) (India), 1966:

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Scan by Hans Seegers
This acetate has a white CBS "TEST PRESSING" label with "MADE IN INDIA" printed. There is no handwritten text, but the A-side plays It Ain't Me, Babe. Like the other Indian 12" 78 rpm acetate, Just Like A Woman above, it is extremely rare.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


Various Artists - "Their Latest Hits" - 7" mono EP, CBS 5773 (West Germany), Sep 1966:

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CBS 5773 (West Germany) - front scan by Hans Seegers
Bob's contribution was I Want You, the other tracks are by The Byrds, Paul Revere and The Raiders plus Simon & Garfunkel.

The rear sleeve has the same information about 34 EPs as the second release of West German EP CBS 6279 in 1965 Mono 7" Singles & EPs.

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

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CBS 5773 (West Germany) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 5773 (West Germany) - A-side scan by Ronald Born (includes Dylan)


CBS 5773 (West Germany) - B-side scan by Ronald Born (no Dylan)

"Bob Dylan" - 7" mono EP, CBS 5779 (Portugal), 1966:

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CBS 5779 (Portugal) - front scan by Hans Seegers (both releases)
This mono EP had Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (the 2:26 edit, R-0051M, see 1966) and Pledging My Time from the mono release of Blonde On Blonde on the A-side and Gates Of Eden from Bringing It All Back Home on the B-side. It was released twice with the same sleeve and slightly different labels as shown. Unlike later Portuguese EPs, all the sleeves were printed by Marânus-Porto. Keith Venturoni has a copy with first variant labels that plays the wrong tracks on the A-side, a 2:26 edit of the live version of Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues from Liverpool, 1966, B-side of the I Want You single (R-0054, 5:41, see 1966) plus I Want You. (2:26 is the length of the expected Rainy Day Women edit, R-0051M.) The B-side is Gates Of Eden as expected. Arie de Reus and Hans Seegers have copies like this as well, and as the edited live track is a rarity, details are also in 1966.

Are there any copies out there that play the correct tracks on the A-side? Information required!

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

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CBS 5779 (Portugal) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (both releases)

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CBS 5779 (Portugal) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (first release)


CBS 5779 (Portugal) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (first release - "B. Dylan" on third text line)

CBS 5779 (Portugal) - B-side scan by Keith Venturoni (first release)
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CBS 5779 (Portugal) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (second release)

CBS 5779 (Portugal) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (second release - "Bob Dylan" on third text line)


CBS 5779 (Portugal) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (both releases - "Marânus-Porto" at bottom right)


Various Artists - "Folk + Beat" - 7" mono EP, CBS EP 5999 (West Germany), 1966:

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CBS EP 5999 (West Germany) - front of sleeve with drawing of Bob, scan by Hans Seegers
R-0050-8 One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) - unfaded mono version (4:49), from mono release of Blonde On Blonde - see here and Mono Album Releases
As Blonde On Blonde was released on 2CDs as part of the Oct 2010 9CD release The Original Mono Recordings, R-0050 is no longer a rarity.
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CBS EP 5999 (West Germany) - rear of sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS EP 5999 (West Germany) - A-side scan by Ronald Born (includes former R-0050)


CBS EP 5999 (West Germany) - B-side scan by Ronald Born (no Dylan)

The other tracks on this EP were by Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Revere and the Raiders, and The Statler Brothers.

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


"Great New Sounds Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2" - 7" mono EP, CBS 6158 (West Germany), late 1966:

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CBS 6158 (West Germany) - front scan by Hans Seegers
This second West German mono EP from Blonde On Blonde had Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat and Most Likely You'll Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine) on Side 1 and Visions Of Johanna on Side 2. As far as I know this is the only 7" appearance of Visions Of Johanna.

The rear sleeve is exactly the same as West German EP 6020 with Positively 4th Street, see 1965 Mono 7" Singles & EPs.

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CBS 6158 (West Germany) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 6158 (West Germany) - A-side scan by Hanns Peter Bushoff


CBS 6158 (West Germany) - B-side scan by Hanns Peter Bushoff

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


"Bob Dylan" - 7" mono EP releases, CBS 5992 (Portugal), late 1966(?), re-released 1968-69:

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CBS 5992 (Portugal) - front scan by Hans Seegers (first release)
This mono EP had Highway 61 Revisited and She Belongs To Me on the A-side and Queen Jane Approximately on the B-side. It was released three times with two different sleeves and two record label designs. "Approximately" is misspelled as "Aproximately" on all the front and rear sleeves and all the B-side record labels. PortEP5992Front1.jpg (25833 bytes)
CBS 5992 (Portugal) - front scan by Hans Seegers (second and third releases)
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CBS 5992 (Portugal) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (first release)
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CBS 5992 (Portugal) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (second and third releases)

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CBS 5992 (Portugal) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (first and second releases)


CBS 5992 (Portugal) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (first and second releases - "FABRICADO EM PORTUGAL")


CBS 5992 (Portugal) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (first and second releases)

CBS 5992 (Portugal) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (third release)

CBS 5992 (Portugal) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (third release - "FABRICADO EM PORTUGAL POR F.P.D.")

CBS 5992 (Portugal) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (third release)


CBS 5992 (Portugal) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (first release - "Gráficos Reunidos-Porto" bottom centre)


CBS 5992 (Portugal) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (first release - "Marânus-Porto" bottom right)

The first release sleeve was printed by Gráficos Reunidos-Porto and the bottom text line on the rear sleeve is centred. The record has orange CBS labels with "FABRICADO EM PORTUGAL" at the bottom.

The second release sleeve has a larger front photo and was printed by Marânus-Porto - the bottom text line on the rear sleeve is now right aligned. This is the opposite of the sleeves used for CBS 6283 below, and is unusual because sleeves printed by Gráficos Reunidos-Porto are later for all other Portuguese EPs! The record labels are the same as for the first release.

The third release came in the same sleeve as the second release, which is why Manuel dates this sleeve later. The record has darker orange CBS labels that now have "FABRICADO EM PORTUGAL POR F.P.D." at the bottom. "F.P.D." means "Fábrica Portuguesa de Discos" but the complete name of this company was actually "Fábrica Portuguesa de Discos da Rádio Triunfo", then known as just "F.P.D." and later as just "Rádio Triunfo". These were introduced in late 1968/early 1969.

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


"Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?" - 7" mono EPs, CBS 6283 (Portugal), 1966, re-released 1968-69:

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CBS 6283 (Portugal) - front with logo in black (variants 1A and 1B, my copy)

This EP has the title track from the single plus Maggie's Farm and On The Road Again from Bringing It All Back Home and Don't Think Twice, It's All Right from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan. It was released twice, but there are two rear sleeve variants of the first release.

The first release sleeve was printed by Marânus-Porto, the front CBS logo is in black, and the bottom text line on the rear sleeve is right aligned. Manuel García Jara has a rare variant of the first release where the printer's name at bottom right is missing. The record has orange CBS labels with "FABRICADO EM PORTUGAL" at the bottom.

The second release sleeve was now printed by Gráficos Reunidos-Porto, the front CBS logo is now in red, and the bottom text line on the rear sleeve is now centred. The record has orange CBS labels that now have "FABRICADO EM PORTUGAL POR F.P.D." at the bottom (see CBS 5992 above).


CBS 6283 (Portugal) - detail of front with logo in black (variants 1A and 1B, my copy)

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CBS 6283 (Portugal) - rear (variant 1A, my copy, with printer's name)


CBS 6283 (Portugal) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1B, without printer's name)
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CBS 6283 (Portugal) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (variants 1A and 1B)

CBS 6283 (Portugal) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (variants 1A and 1B - "FABRICADO EM PORTUGAL")


CBS 6283 (Portugal) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variants 1A and 1B)

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CBS 6283 (Portugal) - front with logo in red, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 2)


CBS 6283 (Portugal) - detail of front with logo in red, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 2)

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CBS 6283 (Portugal) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (variant 2)

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CBS 6283 (Portugal) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (variant 2)

CBS 6283 (Portugal) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 2 - "FABRICADO EM PORTUGAL POR F.P.D.")


CBS 6283 (Portugal) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2)


CBS 6283 (Portugal) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1A with bottom text right aligned and "Marânus-Porto" bottom right)


CBS 6283 (Portugal) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1B with bottom text right aligned but printer's name missing)


CBS 6283 (Portugal) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 2 - "Gráficos Reunidos-Porto" bottom centre)

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


"Mixed Up Confusion"/"Corrina, Corrina" - 7" mono single, CBS 2476 (NL), 11 Nov 1966:

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CBS 2476 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers

Because this single contains rarities, full details are in 1962 (the date of the original release in the USA).

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scan.


1967


"Maggie's Farm"/"On The Road Again" - 7" mono single, CBS 1781 (NL), 31 Mar 1967:


CBS 1781 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers (both variants)
This single was released in the UK and Sweden in 1965, see here. Tom Willems gives the Dutch release date as Feb 1966, but other sources give 31 Mar 1967. The 1967 Dutch single had orange CBS labels with two variants, with the "B.I.E.M." and "COPYRIGHT CONTROL" logos to the right of the centre hole switched round. The generic rear sleeve showed nine contemporary Dutch CBS singles.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


CBS 1781 (NL) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (both variants)


CBS 1781 (NL) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)

CBS 1781 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)

CBS 1781 (NL) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)

CBS 1781 (NL) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)

CBS 1781 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)

CBS 1781 (NL) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)

"Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" - 7" mono EP, CBS EP 6345 (France), May 1967:
This was the last Bob Dylan EP to be released in France. It was available with or without an index tab or languette.


CBS EP 6345 (France) - front with languette, scan by Hans Seegers
Because this EP contains an edited version of the title track from Blonde On Blonde, full details are here.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


CBS EP 6345 (France) - front without languette, scan by Hans Seegers

"Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" - 7" mono EP, CBS 6345 (Portugal), 1967:

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CBS 6345 mono EP (Portugal) - front scan by Hans Seegers (first release)
This mono EP has the same material as the French EP above. Because it contains an edited version of the title track from Blonde On Blonde, full details are here. It was released twice with slightly different front sleeves, although the rear sleeve and the record were the same.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.

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CBS 6345 mono EP (Portugal) - front scan by Hans Seegers (second release)

"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits" - 7" mono EP releases, CBS CE 4052 (Singapore), 1967:
This is one of only three EPs exclusive to Singapore and the only one in mono! The other two are stereo, and can be found on the International 7" Singles & EPs 1960s page.

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CBS CE 4052 (Singapore) - front scan by Hans Seegers (both variants)

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CBS CE 4052 (Singapore) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (both variants)

CBS CE 4052 (Singapore) - rear with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS CE 4052 (Singapore) - rear sticker scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS CE 4052 (Singapore) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1)

CBS CE 4052 (Singapore) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1)


CBS CE 4052 (Singapore) - A-side scan by Stefan Haras (variant 2)


CBS CE 4052 (Singapore) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1)


CBS CE 4052 (Singapore) - detail of A-side, scan by Stefan Haras (variant 2)


CBS CE 4052 (Singapore) - B-side scan by Stefan Haras (variant 2)

The front sleeve is the picture used for the US Greatest Hits album, from which these four songs are taken.

A-side: Blowin' In The Wind; I Want You

B-side: Positively 4th Street; Subterranean Homesick Blues

Manuel García Jara's copy has a sticker on the rear sleeve from a record shop in "K,L." (Kuala Lumpur). This must have been imported into Malaysia from Singapore. The record labels of this copy have different text on either side of the centre hole than those of Stefan Haras' copy as shown. Manuel's copy has "Extended Play" and "45 RPM" on the left with "CE 4052 A/B" on the right; Stefan's copy has "CE 4052 A/B" on the left with "Extended Play" and "45 rpm" on the right. Manuel has other Singaporean EPs whose labels from before and after "CD 4052" prove that the "45 rpm" style of labels is later.

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


"If You Gotta Go, Go Now"/"To Ramona" - 7" mono single, CBS 2921 (NL), 18 Aug 1967:


CBS 2921 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers
Because the A-side is a rarity, full details are in 1967.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


1968


Bob Dylan/The Band - "Basement Tapes" test pressings, Sunset Sound Recorders (USA); Feldmans/Dwarf Music (UK), 1968:
The Emidisc UK
test pressing is reputedly the source of the songs made available to UK groups such as Manfred Mann (The Mighty Quinn), The Brian Auger Trinity/Julie Driscoll (This Wheel's On Fire), Fairport Convention (Million Dollar Bash), etc. Apparently only about ten copies were pressed. John Bauldie describes this 14 track test pressing in detail in his article "The Basement Tapes" in "Record Collector", Jul 1987, but Hans Seegers disputes its legality. Hans says the songs were only legally distributed on tape, which is confirmed by Dean Chambers, who has information the songs were supplied to the music publishing company Feldmans in London on a 7" reel by Albert Grossman. However, several test pressings were indeed made from this tape for private distribution, and these were the source of the much poorer quality bootleg LPs that surfaced. The US test pressing from Arie de Reus has exactly the same track list and appears official. ("Emidisc" was EMI's brand of recording blank, made at Hayes, Middlesex, which could be used by anyone in the recording industry - exactly like a CD-R today - and the name does not mean this recording was produced by EMI itself. I have other 1960s test pressings made using Emidisc blanks.)


US test pressing side 1, scan by Arie de Reus


US test pressing side 2, scan by Arie de Reus

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UK test pressing side 1, scan by Andrew Codd


UK test pressing side 2, scan by Andrew Codd


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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

Too Much Of Nothing - alternate take to the officially released track, recorded at Big Pink, West Saugerties, NY, Jul-Oct 1967 (R-0545, also listed in 1968)

Tears Of Rage - alternate take to the officially released track, recorded at Big Pink, West Saugerties, NY, Jul-Oct 1967 (R-0546, also listed in 1968)

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

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

The single Emidisc test pressing of "I Shall Be Released" is of the track from The Basement Tapes sessions eventually released on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3 in 1991, not the later version released on Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II in 1971. The title is misspelled "Realeased"! The three other single Emidisc test pressings are all of tracks from the UK LP and later released on The Basement Tapes in 1975. Gerd Rundel's copy of Please Mrs. Henry is blank on the reverse and comes in a grey card sleeve with blue edges.

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


Bob Dylan/The Band - "This Wheel's On Fire"/"Tears Of Rage" - mono 7" test pressing single, CBS (no catalogue number) (UK), 1968(?):


A-side picture from eBay found by Jean-Pol Hiernaux
Both songs were eventually released in 1975 on The Basement Tapes, although these are mono versions.

This "Emidisc" test pressing is in a brown paper sleeve which is inside a plain white sleeve. It came from the collection of Denise Mills, PA to Island Records founder Chris Blackwell.

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


B-side picture from eBay found by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

"Bob Dylan" - 7" mono EP releases, CBS 6475 (Portugal), 1968:

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CBS 6475 (Portugal) - front scan by Hans Seegers (both releases)
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CBS 6475 (Portugal) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (first release)

CBS 6475 (Portugal) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)
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CBS 6475 (Portugal) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (both releases)

CBS 6475 (Portugal) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (both releases)

CBS 6475 (Portugal) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)


CBS 6475 (Portugal) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (first release - "Gráficos Reunidos-Porto" bottom right)


CBS 6475 (Portugal) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release - "Gráficos Reunidos Porto" bottom centre)

This mono EP from John Wesley Harding had The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest on the A-side and Dear Landlord together with Down Along The Cove on the B-side.

Until late 1967, the sleeves of all these Portuguese EPs were printed by Marânus (a well-known book publisher in Porto). After this date, later Dylan EP sleeves and reissues of previous Dylan EPs were printed by Gráficos Reunidos, also in Porto. This EP was released twice with an identical front sleeve and record labels but with different rear sleeves - the second rear sleeve has the printer's logo centred instead of at bottom right and some differences in the text. Both rear sleeves have "Gravado em Inglaterra... [Recorded in England...]", which is completely wrong.


CBS 6475 (Portugal) - fake promo sleeve front, photo from eBay
Thanks to Manuel for finding a fake promo copy of this EP on eBay with a different (anachronistic) front sleeve, one that was never really used by CBS. The real rear sleeves have two folded-over flaps with the printer's name printed either at the right or the centre of the bottom flap. The fake sleeve has no folded-over flaps and no printer's name. The record has white labels with the CBS Portugal circumference text and "BOB DYLAN/CBS 6475" rubber stamped on both sides. The sides are identical except for the stamped text being slightly differently placed. As far as I know CBS Portugal never made promos with this label style.
CBS 6475 (Portugal) - fake promo sleeve rear, photo from eBay


CBS 6475 (Portugal) - fake promo A-side, photo from eBay


CBS 6475 (Portugal) - fake promo B-side, photo from eBay

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


"John Wesley Harding" - 7" mono EP, CBS 6476 (Portugal), 1968:

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CBS 6476 (Portugal) - front scan by Hans Seegers (both releases)

This second Portuguese mono EP from John Wesley Harding had John Wesley Harding and I'll Be Your Baby Tonight on the A-side together with I Pity The Poor Immigrant and I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine on the B-side. It was released twice with the same front sleeve, but different rear sleeves and record labels. Both rear sleeves again have "Gravado em Inglaterra... [Recorded in England...]", which is yet again completely wrong. The first release has a mistake on the rear sleeve - "I DREANED I SAW ST. AUGUSTINE".

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

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CBS 6476 (Portugal) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (first release)

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CBS 6476 (Portugal) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (second release)

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CBS 6476 (Portugal) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (first release)


CBS 6476 (Portugal) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (first release - "(P) 1968", missing from the second release labels)

CBS 6476 (Portugal) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (first release, second release is similar)

CBS 6476 (Portugal) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (first release)

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CBS 6476 (Portugal) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (second release)


CBS 6476 (Portugal) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

 


CBS 6476 (Portugal) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (first release - "Gráficos Reunidos Porto" bottom right, also mistake "I DREANED I SAW ST. AUGUSTINE")


CBS 6476 (Portugal) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (second release - "Gráficos Reunidos-Porto" bottom centre)


"I'll Be Your Baby Tonight"/"Drifter's Escape" - 7" mono single, CBS (catalogue number?) (UK), 22 Mar 1968:

In early March 1968, CBS UK announced that I'll Be Your Baby Tonight/Drifter's Escape would be released on 22 Mar 1968. The following week, it was announced that the release was cancelled, and I have no evidence that it was ever manufactured, let alone released. In fact there are no UK singles for 1968! Drifter's Escape ended up as the B-side of I Threw It All Away, released 9 May 1969, see Mono 7" Singles & EPs 1969.

Thanks to Ian Woodward for information.


"Drifter's Escape"/"John Wesley Harding" - 7" mono single, CBS 3323 (NL/West Germany/Norway), Mar-Apr 1968:


CBS 3323 (NL) - front scan by Tom Willems

CBS 3323 (NL) - rear scan by Tom Willems

CBS 3323 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Tom Willems


CBS 3323 (NL) - A-side scan by Tom Willems


CBS 3323 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Tom Willems


CBS 3323 (NL) - B-side scan by Tom Willems

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CBS 3323 (West Germany) - front scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 3323 (West Germany) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 3323 (West Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers
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CBS 3323 (West Germany) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 3323 (West Germany) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 3323 (West Germany) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 3323 (Norway) - front scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 3323 (Norway) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 3323 (Norway) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 3323 (Norway) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 3323 (Norway) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers

In early March 1968, CBS UK announced that I'll Be Your Baby Tonight/Drifter's Escape would be released on 22 Mar 1968. The following week, it was announced that the release was cancelled, and I have no evidence that it was ever manufactured, let alone released. In fact there are no UK singles for 1968.

Tom Willems gives the Dutch single release date as 15 Mar 1968. The tracks are shown as coming from the US mono version of John Wesley Harding, Columbia CL 2804. The Norwegian single has John Wesley Harding as the A-side, and was also distributed in Denmark and Sweden. There were two Norwegian rear sleeves, the first was plain white with only the text shown below (the printer's name) on the bottom edge, the second was completely plain with that text missing. The record labels do not have a country of origin like the Dutch and German labels, but have the logo of "NCB", the Scandinavian copyright organisation, to the right of the centre hole.

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


"Drifter's Escape"/"All Along The Watchtower" - 7" mono singles, CBS 3392 (Italy), 31 Mar 1968:


CBS 3392 (Italy) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (promo copy)


CBS 3392 (Italy) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo copy)


CBS 3392 (Italy) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (promo copy)


CBS 3392 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo copy)


CBS 3392 (Italy) - front scan by Hans Seegers (commercial copy)


CBS 3392 (Italy) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (commercial copy)


CBS 3392 (Italy) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (promo copy with hole punched)

CBS 3392 (Italy) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo copy with hole punched)

CBS 3392 (Italy) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (promo copy with hole punched)


CBS 3392 (Italy) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial copy)


CBS 3392 (Italy) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (promo and commercial copies)


CBS 3392 (Italy) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial copy)


CBS 3392 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (promo and commercial copies)

Again both sides of this single are from the mono version of John Wesley Harding. This single has the same front sleeve design as the German single above but a different B-side, possibly because of the success of Jimi Hendrix's version of All Along The Watchtower. Manuel García Jara has a promo copy with a triangular hole punched through the sleeve. The record inside both sleeves is the same, although the promo copy has a triangular hole punched through the label.

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


"Mixed Up Confusion"/"Corrina, Corrina" - 7" mono singles, CBS Serie Gemini 2476 (France), Jul 1968/CBS 2476 (Norway), 1968:

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CBS 2476 (France) - front scan by Hans Seegers
Because these singles contains rarities, full details are in 1962 (the date of the original release in the USA).

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.

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CBS 2476 (Norway) - front scan by Hans Seegers

"All Along The Watchtower"/"I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" - 7" mono singles, CBS 3872 (NL/West Germany), 22 Nov 1968:

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CBS 3872 (West Germany) - front scan by Hans Seegers
Both sides of these singles are from the mono version of John Wesley Harding. For All Along The Watchtower as a B-side teamed with Drifter's Escape see above. The West German single has a mistake on the front sleeve, I'll Be Your Baby Tonight is mistitled as "I'll Be Your Babe Tonight. The record has orange CBS labels.

The Dutch single is not easy to find nowadays. It has a completely different sleeve. The record again has orange CBS labels. Hans Seegers has a mislabelled copy with this sleeve and these labels but the record plays French music. Tom Willems gives the Dutch release date as 23 May 1969! It's first entry on the Dutch charts was 14 Jun 1969.

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


CBS 3872 (West Germany) - detail of front with mistake, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 3872 (West Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers ("D Made in Germany")

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CBS 3872 (West Germany) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 3872 (West Germany) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 3872 (West Germany) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 3872 (West Germany) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 3872 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 3872 (NL) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 3872 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers ("NL  printed in holland")

CBS 3872 (NL) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 3872 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 3872 (NL) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers

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Mono 7" Singles & EPs 1962-64

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Mono 7" Singles & EPs 1965
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Mono 7" Singles & EPs 1969
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Mono 7" Singles & EPs 1970-76

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