"Searching For A Gem"

Bob Dylan's Officially Released Rarities and Obscurities

Audio: 1977

All the songs listed in the Official Rarities section are cross-referenced by song title in these alphabetical pages.
A-E F-J K-O P-S T-Z


Leonard Cohen's Death Of A Ladies' Man (Warner Bros/Columbia, 1977) with Bob in the backing chorus on Don't Go Home With Your Hard On

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This yearly page now contains only the main Rarities List! Mono 7" Singles & EPs (up to 1976) are now here, and Promotional Items (Albums and Singles) are now here. All Honourable Mentions are now here.

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: 05 November, 2018


Titles in red are not available on a currently released Bob Dylan CD (for these see bobdylan.com )

Key to symbols used:
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Links to email addresses -
Performances currently available on commercial CD are marked by (these are the ones that count as obscurities rather than as rarities)


"Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again"/"Rita May" - 7" singles, S CBS 48659 (UK)/CBS 4859 (Spain), Jan 1977:
For USA/European Nov 1976 releases of this single, see 1976. The UK single (S CBS 4859) is a mystery! The sleeve clearly shows Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again as the A-side, but there is actually no 7" record like that in existence. All the singles that were released - a promo and three different commercial pressings - have Rita May as the A-side. There is no UK picture sleeve showing Rita May as the A-side. Michel Pomarede's copy has a purple sleeve, whereas Hans Seegers' copies all have a black sleeve.

S CBS 4859 (UK):


S CBS 4859 (UK) - front of all commercial singles, scan by Hans Seegers


S CBS 4859 (UK) - rear sleeve of all commercial singles, scan by Hans Seegers


S CBS 4859 (UK) - alternate commercial singles front, scan by Michel Pomarede (purple colour)

S CBS 4859 (UK) - alternate commercial singles rear, scan by Michel Pomarede (purple colour)

RitaUKPromoLabel.jpg (27523 bytes)
S CBS 4859 promo single (UK) A-side R-0130, release date 28 Jan 1977 - scan by Hans Seegers

StuckUKPromoLabel.jpg (24232 bytes)
S CBS 4859 promo single (UK) B-side R-0128 - scan by Hans Seegers

RitaUKLabel1.jpg (22389 bytes)
S CBS 4859 first commercial single (UK) A-side R-0130 - scan by Hans Seegers

StuckUKLabel1.jpg (24575 bytes)
S CBS 4859 first commercial single (UK) B-side R-0128 - scan by Hans Seegers

RitaUKLabel2.jpg (22485 bytes)
S CBS 4859 second commercial single (UK) A-side R-0130 - scan by Hans Seegers (cut-out centre)

StuckUKLabel2.jpg (23611 bytes)
S CBS 4859 second commercial single (UK) B-side R-0128 - scan by Hans Seegers (cut-out centre)

RitaUKLabel3.jpg (21135 bytes)
S CBS 4859 third commercial single (UK) A-side R-0130 - scan by Hans Seegers (with "for the United Kingdom" instead of "for the UK")

StuckUKLabel3.jpg (22744 bytes)
S CBS 4859 third commercial single (UK) B-side R-0128 - scan by Hans Seegers (with "for the United Kingdom" instead of "for the UK")

R-0130-5 Rita May (Bob Dylan/Jacques Levy) : A-side of UK single, B-side of Spanish single
Desire
out-take, recorded Jul 1975,
lyrics on bobdylan.com here

R-0130 is also on PRG 52, an Italian promo compilation, see below, the 1978 Japanese/Australian compilation Masterpieces, (see 1978) and on two limited edition Japanese CD releases, Mr. D's Collection #3 (see 1993) and Dylan Ga Rock (see 1993 and 2010). R-0130 appeared on the Sony Music Bob Dylan Custom Mix CD web-site, Apr 2003, see Online Performances (Other). It was also one of the 42 rarities included for download with the Aug 2006 Apple iTunes Bob Dylan Collection, also see Online Performances (Other). It is now also released on the 2010 version of Dylan Ga Rock (see 2010)

R-0128-4 Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again (first edit): B-side of UK single, A-side of Spanish single - 3:35 edit of live version from the Hard Rain album (6:06)

CBS 48659 (Spain):
 

CBS4859sp.jpg (26728 bytes)
CBS 4859 (Spain) - front scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 4859 (Spain) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 4859 (Spain) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0128 - first variant)


CBS 4859 (Spain) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0130 - first variant)


CBS 4859 (Spain) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0128 - second variant)


CBS 4859 (Spain) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0130 - second variant)

The Spanish CBS 4859 single, which occurs in two label variants, is dated "1977" on the rear sleeve and on all record labels. R-0128 is the A-side of both variants. On the first label variant the producer credit under "B. Dylan - J. Levy) is "Producción de Don De Vito y Bob Dylan" - on the second variant this is reduced to "Prod. de Don De Vito y Bob Dylan".

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


Various Artists - "PRG 52" - promo stereo vinyl compilation LP, CBS Sugar PRG 52 (Italy), 1977:


CBS Sugar PRG 52 (Italy) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
This promo-only album unusually contains a rarity, Rita May, a Desire out-take released on 7" singles Nov 1976/Jan 1977.

R-0130-6 Rita May - Desire out-take released on 7" singles Nov 1976/Jan 1977, see 1976/1977, lyrics on bobdylan.com here
R-0130 is also on the 1977 CBS singles above, the 1978 Japanese/Australian compilation Masterpieces, (see 1978) and on two limited edition Japanese CD releases, Mr. D's Collection #3 and the original version of Dylan Ga Rock (for both, see 1993). R-0130 appeared on the Sony Music Bob Dylan Custom Mix CD web-site, Apr 2003, see Online Performances (Other). It was also one of the 42 rarities included for download with the Aug 2006 Apple iTunes Bob Dylan Collection, also see Online Performances (Other).


CBS Sugar PRG 52 (Italy) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS Sugar PRG 52 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS Sugar PRG 52 (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

CBS Sugar PRG 52 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS Sugar PRG 52 (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes Dylan)

It was manufactured in Italy by CBS Sugar S.p.A. and distributed by Messaggerie Musicali, Milan. The title of this compilation is its catalogue number! Side 1 includes Italian artists only and Side 2 has international artists. Bob's contribution is track 1 on Side 2. The record has white CBS Sugar promo labels and there is a purple "SIAE" copyright stamp on Side 1.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan In Concerto" - 7" EP given away with issue of "Gong" magazine, Gong 5A/6B (Italy), Mar 1977:
This EP was given away with the Mar 1977 issue of the Italian rock music magazine "Gong". The rear of the sleeve is plain white, Bob Dylan is not mentioned on the record labels. The sleeve states that all the tracks were recorded live in Boston, MA - in fact none come from there. There's some debate about whether this item should be classified as "Questionable", but it was certainly sold legally in Italy at the time - the Side 1 label has the approval stamp of "SIAE", the Italian copyright control organisation.


"Gong" magazine (Italy), Mar 1977 issue - front cover scan by Hans Seegers


Gong 5A/6B (Italy) - front scan by Mauro


Gong 5A/6B (Italy) - A-side scan by Mauro

Gong 5A/6B (Italy) - B-side scan by Mauro

Gong" magazine (Italy), Mar 1977 issue - inside page scan by Hans Seegers

Gong" magazine (Italy), Mar 1977 issue - inside page scan by Hans Seegers

R-0131    Simple Twist of Fate - live from the John Hammond tribute programme, WWTW TV, Chicago, IL, 10 Sep 1975 - this version has rewritten lyrics

R-0132-2 Hurricane - live as R-0131, this is a splice of two performances. This had already appeared on a radio broadcast acetate, see 1975-76 Hurricane Singles

R-0133    Just Like a Woman - live with the Rolling Thunder Review, Providence, RI, 4 Nov 1975

R-0134    Knockin' on Heaven's Door - live as R-0133

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Mauro for information and scans.


Harry Belafonte - "Harry Belafonte" - compilation 2 LP set, RCA CL 42216 (France), 1977:


RCA CL 42216 (France) - front scan by Wim van der Mark

R-0001-2 Midnight Special (Huddie Ledbetter "Lead Belly") - Bob plays harmonica on the title track of Harry Belafonte's 1962 The Midnight Special album (stereo version)

For details of the original album, see 1962


Leonard Cohen - "Death Of A Ladies' Man" - stereo vinyl LP releases: Warner Bros BS 3125 (USA), 13 Nov 1977; Columbia PC 44286 (USA); Columbia PES 90436 (Canada); S CBS 86042 (UK); CBS 86042 (NL/Italy/Portugal/Israel); CBS S 86042 (Spain); CBS/Sony 25AP 834 (Japan); CBS SBP 237076 (Australia/New Zealand), Nov 1977; stereo vinyl LP reissues: CBS 32661 (NL/Spain/Greece), 1980s; 180gm stereo vinyl LP reissues: 4 Men With Beards 4M 813LP (USA), 13 Oct 2011; Music on Vinyl MOVLP476 (NL), 27 Feb 2012; Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88985435381 (Europe), 2017:

Warner Bros BS 3125 (USA), 13 Nov 1977; Columbia PC 44286 (USA), date(?); 4 Men With Beards 4M 813LP (USA):


Warner Bros BS 3125 (USA) - front picture from www.discogs.com (the legendary Suzanne is the woman on the right)
This album was initially released in the USA by Warner Bros with catalogue number BS 3125, before being taken up by Columbia and released worldwide. Scans of Columbia PC 44286 (USA) required! For some reason Leonard Cohen's book of prose and poetry released in 1978 is called "Death of a Lady's Man", as on the labels of the first Dutch and some other LP releases. It includes the lyrics of the title track as a poem. The edition shown on right is from André Deutsch Ltd. (UK), 13 May 2010.


Warner Bros BS 3125 (USA) - test pressing cover sheet, picture from www.discogs.com


Warner Bros BS 3125 (USA) - test pressing Side 1 picture from www.discogs.com (no dylan)


"Death of A Lady's Man" - Leonard Cohen's 1978 book (2010 edition), picture from www.amazon.co.uk


Warner Bros BS 3125 (USA) - rear picture from www.discogs.com


Warner Bros BS 3125 (USA) - detail of inside gatefold sleeve, picture from www.discogs.com


Warner Bros BS 3125 (USA) - Side 1 picture from www.discogs.com (no Dylan)


Warner Bros BS 3125 (USA) - Side 2 with R-0135, picture from www.discogs.com


4 Men With Beards 4M 813LP (USA) - front picture from Juno Records web-site (2011 release)

R-0135 Don't Go Home With Your Hard On (Leonard Cohen/Phil Spector) - Bob contributes backup vocals to the chorus (full version 5:34), recorded Gold Star Recording Studio, Los Angeles, CA, Mar 1977

The back-up chorus to this song includes Allen Ginsberg, Ronee Blakley (from the Rolling Thunder Revue) and Clydie King (one of Bob's backing singers). This track was also released as the B-side of the single Memories in both complete and edited versions, see below. Cohen has never performed it live, but a cover version by David McComb and Adam Peters appears on the 1991 Atlantic/EastWest tribute album I'm Your Fan: The Songs Of Leonard Cohen.

The Dec 1980 issue of UK "Record Collector" magazine reported in an article on Bob's 1970s recordings that Bob also appeared on this album uncredited on the track Iodine, but I have not seen this confirmed anywhere else, so I have not allocated it an R-number.

Thanks to Harold Lepidus for information that this album was re-released on heavyweight vinyl on 13 Oct 2011 by San Francisco-based vinyl reissues label record label 4 Men With Beards. More scans required!

Columbia PES 90436 (Canada), Nov 1977:


Columbia PES 90436 (Canada) - front picture from www.discogs.com


Columbia PES 90436 (Canada) - rear picture from www.discogs.com


Columbia PES 90436 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Sherri (Winter Bagel)


Columbia PES 90436 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Sherri (Winter Bagel)


Columbia PES 90436 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Sherri (Winter Bagel)


Columbia PES 90436 (Canada) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Sherri (Winter Bagel)

S CBS 86042 (UK), Nov 1977:


S CBS 86042 (UK) - front (my copy)


S CBS 86042 (UK) - outside of gatefold sleeve with Suzanne on left and right


CBS 86042 (UK) - detail of rear sleeve with credits listing Bob


S CBS 86042 (UK) - Side 1 (no Dylan)


S CBS 86042 (UK) - rear with Suzanne on left


S CBS 86042 (UK) - inside of gatefold sleeve (US and Canadian releases above are the same - no country specific information)


S CBS 86042 (UK) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve with thanks to Bob


S CBS 86042 (UK) - Side 2 with R-0135


S CBS 86042 (UK) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve (my copy)

CBS 86042 (NL), Nov 1977, re-released late 1970s/early 1980s; CBS 32661 (NL), late 1980s; Music on Vinyl MOVLP476 (NL), 27 Feb 2012:


CBS 86042 (NL) - front scan by Ronald Born (1977 release)
I have information about three releases of the Dutch album, each with different codes on the rear sleeve at top right. The record of the 1977 Dutch release has orange/yellow CBS labels with "Death Of A Lady's Man" as the album title! The labels of the late 1970s/early 1980s release are again orange/yellow and now have the correct title, with the "LC|0149" code (introduced for CBS labels around 1979) added to the left of the centre hole.


CBS 86042 (NL) - inside of gatefold sleeve, photo by Ronald Born (1977 release)


CBS 32661 (NL) - front with "Nice Price" sticker, photo from www.discogs.com (1980s release)

CBS 86042 (NL) - rear scan by Ronald Born (1977 release)

CBS 86042 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Ronald Born (1977 release)

CBS 86042 (NL) - rear photo from www.discogs.com (late 1970s/early 1980s release)

CBS 86042 (NL) - detail of rear, photo from www.discogs.com (late 1970s/early 1980s release)

CBS 86042 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Ronald Born (1977 release, no Dylan - note the "Death of A Lady's Man" title!)


CBS 86042 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Dag Braathen (1977 release, includes R-0135)


CBS 86042 (NL) - Side 1 picture from www.discogs.com (late 1970s/early 1980s release, no Dylan - title now "Death of A Ladies' Man")

CBS 86042 (NL) - Side 2 picture from www.discogs.com (late 1970s/early 1980s release, includes R-0135)

CBS 32661 (NL) - rear photo from www.discogs.com (late 1980s release)

CBS 32661 (NL) - detail of rear, photo from www.discogs.com (late 1980s release)

CBS 32661 (NL) - Side 1 picture from www.discogs.com (late 1980s release, no Dylan - title again "Death of A Ladies' Man")

CBS 86042 (NL) - Side 2 picture from www.discogs.com (late 1980s release, includes R-0135)

The late 1980s release has a new catalogue number, CBS 32661, and the record now has red CBS labels, again with the correct title. The front sleeve of this 1980s copy has a red CBS "Nice Price" sticker.

I also have information about a French release, Prix D'Ami 32661 (France), early 1980s, but have seen no further evidence.

This album was re-released by the Dutch company Music on Vinyl with catalogue number MOVLP476 on 27 Feb 2012 - scans required!

It was again re-released as Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88985435381 (Europe), 2017 - scans also required!

CBS 86042 (Italy/Portugal/Israel), Nov 1977:


CBS 86042 (Italy) - front photo from www.discogs.com
CBS 86042 was also released in Italy, Portugal and Israel - more information and scans required!
CBS 86042 (Portugal) - front photo from www.discogs.com

CBS 86042 (Israel) - front photo from www.discogs.com

CBS S 86042 (Spain), Nov 1977; CBS 32661 (Spain), early 1980s:


CBS S 86042 (Spain) - front picture from www.discogs.com (1977 release)
The album title on both releases is translated as "La Muerte De Un Mujeriego" on the record labels. Also on the record labels, all the song titles except Don't Go Home With Your Hard On are translated into Spanish! (The song is translated as No Vuelvas Cachondo A Casa on the B-side of the 7" Spanish single below.) The 1977 record was made in Spain by Discos CBS, Madrid, and has orange/yellow CBS labels.

The early 1980s release has a new catalogue number, CBS 32661, but (unlike the Dutch CBS 32661 copy above) the record was again made in Spain by Discos CBS, Madrid, and again has orange/yellow CBS labels. The front sleeve of this 1980s copy has a red CBS "PRECIO REDONDO [NICE PRICE]" sticker.


CBS 32661 (Spain) - front with "PRECIO REDONDO [NICE PRICE]" sticker, picture from www.discogs.com (1980s release)

CBS S 86042 (Spain) - rear picture from www.discogs.com (1977 release)

CBS S 86042 (Spain) - Side 1 picture from www.discogs.com (1977 release - no Dylan)

CBS S 86042 (Spain) - Side 2 picture from www.discogs.com (1977 release - includes R-0135)

CBS 32661 (Spain) - rear picture from www.discogs.com (1980s release)

CBS 32661 (Spain) - Side 1 picture from www.discogs.com (1980s release - no Dylan)

CBS 32661 (Spain) - Side 2 picture from www.discogs.com (1980s release - includes R-0135)

Bigger scans required to show sleeve details!

CBS 32661 (Greece), 1980s:


CBS 32661 (Greece) - front picture from www.discogs.com

CBS 32661 (Greece) - rear picture from www.discogs.com

CBS 32661 (Greece) - outside of gatefold sleeve, picture from www.discogs.com

CBS 32661 (Greece) - Side 1 picture from www.discogs.com (no Dylan - note the "Death of A Lady's Man" title!)

CBS 32661 (Greece) - Side 1 picture from www.discogs.com (includes R-0135)

Like the 1977 Dutch release above, the record of this 1980s Greek album has orange/yellow CBS labels with "Death Of A Lady's Man" as the album title! Was there an earlier Greek release of CBS 86042?

CBS/Suzy Records 86042 (Yugoslavia), Nov 1977 (two releases):


CBS/Suzy Records 86042 (Yugoslavia) - front picture from www.discogs.com (both releases)
These releases were manufactured by Suzy Records of Zagreb (now Croatia) on behalf of CBS, and pressed by Jugoton, also of Zagreb. The records have orange/yellow CBS labels in two designs. Like the Dutch and Greek releases above, both records have "Death Of A Lady's Man" as the album title!


CBS/Suzy Records 86042 (Yugoslavia) - inside of gatefold sleeve, picture from www.discogs.com (both releases)


CBS/Suzy Records 86042 (Yugoslavia) - rear picture from www.discogs.com (first release)

CBS/Suzy Records 86042 (Yugoslavia) - Side 1 picture from www.discogs.com (first release, no Dylan - note the "Death of A Lady's Man" title!)

CBS/Suzy Records 86042 (Yugoslavia) - Side 2 picture from www.discogs.com (first release, includes R-0135)

CBS/Suzy Records 86042 (Yugoslavia) - rear picture from www.discogs.com (second release)

CBS/Suzy Records 86042 (Yugoslavia) - Side 1 picture from www.discogs.com (second release, no Dylan - title still "Death of A Lady's Man"!)

CBS/Suzy Records 86042 (Yugoslavia) - Side 2 picture from www.discogs.com (second release, includes R-0135)

CBS/Sony 25AP 834 (Japan), 1977:


CBS/Sony 25AP 834 (Japan) - front with obi, picture from www.discogs.com
More scans of this release required!
CBS/Sony 25AP 834 (Japan) - promo Side 1 photo from www.discogs.com (no Dylan)

CBS SBP 237076 (Australia/New Zealand), 1977:
 

CBS SBP 237076 (Australia) - front scan by Stuart Moore

CBS SBP 237076 (Australia) - rear scan by Stuart Moore

CBS SBP 237076 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (no Dylan)

CBS SBP 237076 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (includes R-0135)

CBS SBP 237076 (Australia) - detail of Side 2, scan by Stuart Moore

The copyright text at the bottom of the Australian orange/yellow CBS record labels is the shorter style with "MADE IN AUSTRALIA BY A REGISTERED USER OF THE TRADE MARKS" without a CBS copyright. This is because up to 1977 all Australian records were manufactured by the Australian Record Company (Pty) Ltd. (A.R.C.) on behalf of CBS. A.R.C. changed its name to CBS Records Australia Limited on 17 Oct 1977, and after that date the longer bottom edge text includes the CBS copyright information, not shown here. (Stuart Moore says that the label change may not have occurred till late 1978 or early 1979, Bob Dylan At Budokan from 1978 still does not have a CBS copyright nor does Masterpieces, while Slow Train Coming from 1979 does have the CBS copyright.)
 

CBS SBP 237076 (New Zealand) - front
picture from www.discogs.com

CBS SBP 237076 (New Zealand) - rear picture from www.discogs.com

CBS SBP 237076 (New Zealand) - inside of gatefold sleeve, picture from www.discogs.com

CBS SBP 237076 (New Zealand) - Side 1 picture from www.discogs.com (no Dylan)

CBS SBP 237076 (New Zealand) - Side 2 picture from www.discogs.com (includes R-0135)

Similarly to the Australian record labels, the New Zealand orange/yellow CBS record labels have "MADE IN NEW ZEALAND BY A REGISTERED USER OF THE TRADE MARKS".

CBS ASF 2050 (South Africa), 1977:
 

CBS ASF 2050 (South Africa) - Side 1 picture from www.discogs.com (no Dylan - note the "Death of A Lady's Man" title!)
Scans of the sleeve of the South Africa release urgently required! This album was made for CBS Records in South Africa by The Gramophone Company, a subsidiary of EMI. Like the Dutch, Greek and Yugoslav releases above, the South African record has orange/yellow CBS labels with "Death Of A Lady's Man" as the album title!
CBS ASF 2050 (South Africa) - Side 2 picture from www.discogs.com (includes R-0135)

Thanks to www.discogs.com for all the pictures. I would like to replace these with pictures from my own sources where possible. Thanks to Tim Dunn for information and to Dag Braathen, Sherri (Winter Bagel), Stuart Moore and Ronald Born for further information and scans.


Leonard Cohen - "Death Of A Ladies' Man" - stereo 8-track cartridge releases: Columbia KESA-90436 (Canada); CBS TC 7076 (Europe), 1977:


Columbia KESA-90436 (Canada) - front of tape cartridge, photo from www.discogs.com
More scans required of the Canadian 8-track release, which comes with a red tape cartridge!
CBS TC 7076 (Europe) - front of case, scan by Stuart Moore


CBS TC 7076 (Europe) - rear of case, scan by Stuart Moore


CBS TC 7076 (Europe) - front of tape cartridge, scan by Stuart Moore


CBS TC 7076 (Europe) - rear of tape cartridge, scan by Stuart Moore


CBS TC 7076 (Europe) - end of tape cartridge, scan by Stuart Moore

The white 8-track cartridge release on the CBS label comes in a slipcase and has no country of origin on the slipcase or the cartridge, except the text "CBS is a trademark of CBS Inc, USA". (CBS was normally only used outside North America.) Manuel García Jara confirms this is a European release. The tracks are reordered to fit on the four programmes.

Thanks to Stuart Moore for information and scans.


Leonard Cohen - "Death Of A Ladies' Man" - stereo cassette releases: Columbia KEST-90436 (Canada), 1977; CBS 40-86042 (NL), 1977/CBS 40-32661 (NL), early 1980s; CBS 40-86042 (Spain), 1977; CBS PCS 7076 (Australia), 1977:
Also on cassette was CBS/Prix D'Ami 40-32661 (France) - scans required!

Columbia KEST-90436 (Canada), 1977:


Columbia KEST-90436 (Canada) - front of cassette release, photo from www.discogs.com

This Canadian cassette release comes in a white plastic case. The cassette itself is grey with white paper Columbia labels.
 

Columbia KEST-90436 (Canada) - rear of cassette release, photo from www.discogs.com

Columbia KEST-90436 (Canada) - cassette Side 1 photo from www.discogs.com (no Dylan)

Columbia KEST-90436 (Canada) - cassette Side 2 photo from www.discogs.com (includes R-0135)


Columbia KEST-90436 (Canada) - spine of cassette release, photo from www.discogs.com

CBS 40-86042 (NL), 1977/CBS 40-32661 (NL), 1980s:


CBS 40-86042 (NL) - front picture from www.discogs.com (1977 release, "Death of A Lady's Man" title)
The 1977 cassette release was made in Holland and has the incorrect "Death Of A Lady's Man" album title on both sides of the insert and both sides of the cassette, just as the Dutch 1977 LP release above had on the record labels. The cassette is off-white with black text printed directly on to it, there are no paper labels.

The 1980s cassette now has the correct album title! This is the only picture I have of it - more scans required.


CBS 40-86042 (NL) - outside of front insert, picture from www.discogs.com (1977 release, "Death of A Lady's Man" title)

CBS 40-86042 (NL) - Side 1 picture from www.discogs.com (1977 release, no Dylan, "Death of A Lady's Man" title)

CBS 40-32661 (NL) - front picture from www.discogs.com (1980s release, album title correct)

CBS 40-86042 (NL) - inside of front insert, picture from www.discogs.com (1977 release, "Death of A Lady's Man" title)

CBS 40-86042 (NL) - Side 2 picture from www.discogs.com (1977 release, includes R-0135, "Death of A Lady's Man" title)

CBS 40-86042 (Spain):


CBS 40-86042 (Spain) - outside of unfolded cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 40-86042 (Spain) - inside of unfolded cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 40-86042 (Spain) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

CBS 40-86042 (Spain) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (contains R-0135)

The album title is translated as "La Muerte De Un Mujeriego". All the song titles except Don't Go Home With Your Hard On are translated into Spanish on the cassette insert and labels!  (The song is translated as No Vuelvas Cachondo A Casa on the B-side of the 7" Spanish single below.) The inside of the cassette insert has a list of other contemporary CBS Spain cassette releases. The cassette is white with orange CBS labels.

CBS PCS 7076 (Australia), 1977:


CBS PCS 7076 (Australia), 1977 - front picture from www.discogs.com
This is the only picture I have of this Australian cassette release - more scans required!

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Leonard Cohen - "Death Of A Ladies' Man" - CD releases: Columbia CK 44286 (USA), 1988, re-released 2008; Columbia WCK 44286 (Canada), 1988; CBS CDCBS 86042 (Europe), 1987; Columbia COL CD 86042 (Europe), 1995; Sony Records SRCS 6645 (Japan), 1994:
More scans of CD releases of this album required!


Columbia CK 44286 (USA) - front picture from www.amazon.com
Thanks to Stuart Moore for scans of the 1988 US CD release. The rear insert of his copy has a different barcode at bottom left from the one illustrated at www.amazon.com. Scans of the 2008 US CD release required!

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for scans of the Canadian CD release.

The album was also included in a 2007 Columbia 3CD set Leonard Cohen X3, with Recent Songs and The Future.


Columbia CK 44286 (USA) - front scan by Stuart Moore

Columbia CK 44286 (USA) - rear of front insert, scan by Stuart Moore


Columbia CK 44286 (USA) - rear insert picture from www.amazon.com


Columbia CK 44286 (USA) - detail of rear insert, picture from www.amazon.com

Columbia CK 44286 (USA) - rear insert scan by Stuart Moore

Columbia CK 44286 (USA) - detail of rear insert, scan by Stuart Moore (different barcode)

Columbia CK 44286 (USA) - CD scan by Stuart Moore

Columbia WCK 44286 (Canada) - front scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia WCK 44286 (Canada) - rear scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia WCK 44286 (Canada) - inside of insert, scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia WCK 44286 (Canada) - CD scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia 2007 3CD set (USA) - front picture from www.amazon.com


Columbia 2007 3CD set (USA) - rear picture from www.amazon.com

CBS CDCBS 86042 (Europe), 1987:


CBS CDCBS 86042 (Europe) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1987 release)
The front insert of this European CBS release is a 12-page stapled booklet. The inserts were printed in Holland and the CD was made in Austria. There are two minor variants of the rear insert - on the first "CDM" in a circle is present at top left below the CBS logo and catalogue number, on the second it is missing.
CBS CDCBS 86042 (Europe) - outside of unfolded front insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1987 release)

CBS CDCBS 86042 (Europe) - rear insert scan by Manuel García Jara (1987 release - variant 1)

CBS CDCBS 86042 (Europe) - detail of rear insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1987 release - variant 1, "CDM" in a circle present)

CBS CDCBS 86042 (Europe) - rear insert scan from www.discogs.com (1987 release - variant 2)

CBS CDCBS 86042 (Europe) - detail of rear insert, scan from www.discogs.com (1987 release - variant 2, "CDM" in a circle missing)

CBS CDCBS 86042 (Europe) - CD scan by Manuel García Jara (1987 release)

CBS CDCBS 86042 (Europe) - detail of CD, scan by Manuel García Jara (1987 release, "Made in Austria")


CBS CDCBS 86042 (Europe) - detail of rear insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1987 release - both variants, "Printed in Holland")

Columbia COL CD 86042 (Europe), 1995:


Columbia COL CD 86042 (Europe) - front picture from www.amazon.co.uk (1995 release)

The front insert of my European copy is a 12-page stapled booklet. The CD was again made in Austria.

This release is still on sale.


Columbia COL CD 86042 (Europe) - rear insert (my copy, 1995 release)

Columbia COL CD 86042 (Europe) - detail of rear insert (1995 release)

Columbia COL CD 86042 (Europe) - detail of rear insert (1995 release)


Columbia COL CD 86042 (Europe) - CD (1995 release)


Columbia COL CD 86042 (Europe) - outside of unfolded front insert (1995 release)

Columbia COL CD 86042 (Europe) - inside of unfolded front insert (1995 release)

Columbia COL CD 86042 (Europe) - detail of CD (1995 release, "Made in Austria")

Sony Records SRCS 6645 (Japan), 1994:


Sony Records SRCS 6645 (Japan) - front with obi, photo from www.discogs.com
Scans of this CD release required!
Sony Records SRCS 6645 (Japan) - rear with obi, photo from www.discogs.com

Sony Records SRCS 6645 (Japan) - CD photo from www.discogs.com

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Leonard Cohen - "The Complete Studio Albums Collection" - 11CD boxed set: Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697961772-1/11 (Europe), 25 Oct 2011:


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697961772-1/11 (Europe) - box front with stickers, scan by Manuel García Jara
This 11CD set with Leonard Cohen's studio albums from Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967) to Dear Heather (2004) comes in a green card box. The CDs are in card sleeves. 1977's Death Of A Ladies' Man (#5) with R-0135 is the only album in a gatefold card sleeve.


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697961772-1/11 (Europe) - spine of box scan by Manuel García Jara (same both sides)


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697961772-1/11 (Europe) - top of box scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697961772-1/11 (Europe) - bottom of box scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697961772-1/11 (Europe) - box front sticker scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697961772-1/11 (Europe) - outside of unfolded booklet, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697961772-1/11 (Europe) - inside pages of booklet with Death Of A Ladies' Man, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697961772-1/11 (Europe) - box rear scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697961772-5 (Europe) - CD scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0135)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697961772-5 (Europe) - outside of unfolded card sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697961772-5 (Europe) - inside of unfolded card sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697961772-5 (Europe) - detail of CD, scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697961772-1/11 (Europe) - open box with card sleeve spines, scan by Manuel García Jara

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Leonard Cohen - "Memories" (edited version)/"Don't Go Home With Your Hard On (edited version)" - 7" promo and commercial singles, CBS 5882 (NL/Italy)/CBS S 5882 (West Germany), 2 Dec 1977:
Interestingly, Memories is the only song from this album that Cohen ever performed live. A 1979 live version appears on his album Field Commander Cohen: Tour of 1979, released in 2001. The A-side of these singles (4:19) is an edited version of the 5:59 track from the CBS album Death Of A Ladies' Man, see above.


CBS 5882 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers
R-0625 Don't Go Home With Your Hard On (Leonard Cohen/Phil Spector) - Bob contributes backup vocals to the chorus (edited version - 4:08)

This single B-side is again an edited version of the 5:34 track from the CBS album Death Of A Ladies' Man, see above.


CBS 5882 (NL) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 5882 (NL) - A-side scan from www.discogs.com (no Dylan)


CBS 5882 (NL) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (includes R-0625)


CBS S 5882 (West Germany) - promo front scan by Hans Seegers


CBS S 5882 (West Germany) - promo rear scan by Ronald Born


CBS S 5882 (West Germany) - promo A-side scan by Ronald Born (no Dylan)


CBS S 5882 (West Germany) - promo B-side scan by Hans Seegers (includes R-0625)


CBS S 5882 (West Germany) - front scan by Ronald Born


CBS S 5882 (West Germany) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 5882 (Italy) - front scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 5882 (Italy) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 5882 (Italy) - A-side scan from www.discogs.com (no Dylan)


CBS 5882 (Italy) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (includes R-0625)


CBS S 5882 (West Germany) - commercial A-side scan by Ronald Born (no Dylan)


CBS S 5882 (West Germany) - commercial B-side scan by Hans Seegers (includes R-0625)

The Dutch and German commercial singles had the same front sleeve, but slightly different rear sleeves showing the vinyl and cassette releases of the album. The cassette release as above has the incorrect "Death Of A Lady's Man" title. The Dutch record labels have the text "Taken from the CBS Lp 'DEATH OF A LADY'S MAN'", but the West German record labels have "From the CBS Lp 'DEATH OF A LADIES' MAN'"! This text is missing from the Italian labels.

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


Leonard Cohen - "Memories" (edited version)/"Don't Go Home With Your Hard On (full version)" - 7" promo and commercial singles, S CBS 5882 (UK), 2 Dec 1977:


S CBS 5882 (UK) - promo A-side scan from www.discogs.com (no Dylan)
R-0135-2 Don't Go Home With Your Hard On (Leonard Cohen/Phil Spector) - Bob contributes backup vocals to the chorus (full version 5:34)

These singles had a similar catalogue number to the West German release. They had no picture sleeves and the B-side was the complete 5:34 track from the CBS UK album Death Of A Ladies' Man, see above. Although the B-side is the full version, the A-side is the 4:19 edit as on the Dutch, West German and Italian singles above (here timed at 4:17).


S CBS 5882 (UK) - promo B-side scan by Hans Seegers (includes R-0135)


S CBS 5882 (UK) - commercial A-side scan from www.discogs.com (no Dylan)


S CBS 5882 (UK) - commercial B-side scan by Kenneth Robson (includes R-0135)

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Kenneth Robson for information and scans.


Leonard Cohen - "Recuerdos [Memories]"/"No Vuelvas Cachondo A Casa [Don't Go Home With Your Hard On]" - 7" single, CBS 5882 (Spain), 2 Dec 1977:

CohenRecuerdos.jpg (23779 bytes)
CBS 5882 (Spain) - front scan by Hans Seegers
R-0135-3 No Vuelvas Cachondo A Casa [Don't Go Home With Your Hard On] (Leonard Cohen/Phil Spector) - Bob contributes backup vocals to the chorus (full version 5:34)

The B-side of this release of CBS 5882 had the full 5:34 album version of the song from the CBS album Death Of A Ladies' Man, see above, with a different picture sleeve and translated titles. Surprisingly the B-side title was not translated on the Spanish LP and cassette releases. Like the B-side, the A-side is the full 5:59 version.


CBS 5882 (Spain) - rear scan from www.discogs.com
CohenHardOn.jpg (24847 bytes)
CBS 5882 (Spain) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (includes R-0135)

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


Promotional/Regular Items for 1977


Living In Another Country: International Stereo Releases

Stereo promo items for 1977 which don't contain rare material but which are still very collectable are now included with promo releases of regular albums and commercially released singles on the appropriate page in International Stereo Releases.

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