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Bob Dylan's Officially Released Rarities and Obscurities

Audio: 1978 - "Changing Of The Guards" 7" Singles

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Revised: 17 January, 2017


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Promo and Commercial Singles with Changing Of The Guards 3:39 radio edit


"Changing Of The Guards" - 7" promo singles, Columbia 3-10851 (USA), 24 Oct 1978; S CBS 6925 (UK), 29 Dec 1978:

Columbia 3-10851 commercial 45  (USA), 24 Oct 1978:
As far as I know, these singles did not have picture sleeves, despite copies appearing on eBay with sleeves!

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Columbia 3-10851 (US promo) - short version (R-0147), first label variation, scan by Hans Seegers

R-0147 Changing Of The Guards - radio edit, 3:39

The other side had Changing Of The Guards, the full original Street-Legal version (6:36), 30 seconds shorter than the 1999 version. It's now still available on CD on 1994's Greatest Hits Vol. 3, and even on the 2007 3CD set Dylan, so it's not a rarity.

This US promo single exists in two label variations - the first has the words "SHORT VERSION" or "LONG VERSION" on the left above "STEREO" and the song timing, the second has these on the right above the catalogue number, etc.

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Columbia 3-10851 (US promo) - full version, first label variation, scan by Hans Seegers

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Columbia 3-10851 (US promo) - short version (R-0147), second label variation, scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia 3-10851 (US promo) - short version (R-0147), detail of first label variation, scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia 3-10851 (US promo) - short version (R-0147), detail of second label variation, scan by Hans Seegers
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Columbia 3-10851 (US promo) - full version, second label variation, scan by Hans Seegers

For the commercial release of this single with Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power) as the B-side, see below.


Columbia 3-10851 (US promo) - short version (R-0147), first label variation with fake sleeve, picture from eBay
Thanks to Wiebke Dittmer for finding a copy of Columbia 3-10851 (first promo variant) for auction on eBay with a fake sleeve described as a "special limited edition picture sleeve".
Columbia 3-10851 (US promo) - full version, first label variation with fake sleeve, picture from eBay

S CBS 6935 promo 45 (UK), 29 Dec 1978:
Again, as far as I know, this single did not have a picture sleeve.

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S CBS 6935 (UK promo) - short version (R-0147) (my copy)
This has "Release Date 29 December, 1978" on the radio edit side of the label.

The UK commercial release with Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power) as the B-side had the full-length version of Changing Of The Guards as the A-side, see US & International 7" & 12" Singles & EPs 1978.

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S CBS 6935 (UK promo) - full version

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"Changing Of The Guards"/"Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)" - 7" commercial singles, Columbia 3-10851 (USA/Canada), 24 Oct 1978:

Columbia 3-10851 (USA), 24 Oct 1978:


Columbia 3-10851 (USA) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers, first variant (R-0147)

R-0147-2 Changing Of The Guards - radio edit, 3:39

This US single had no picture sleeve. The US release was available in two label variants: the difference is in the positioning of the text "Taken from the Columbia Lp: "STREET LEGAL" JC 35453" below the song title. On the first variant "Columbia" is on the second line, on the second variant it's on the top line. The second variant also exists with a misprinted B-side label - all the black text is missing.


Columbia 3-10851 (USA) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers, first variant


Columbia 3-10851 (USA) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers, second variant (R-0147)


Columbia 3-10851 (USA) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (second variant misprint)


Columbia 3-10851 (USA) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (second variant corrected)

   

Columbia 3-10851 (Canada), 24 Oct 1978:


Columbia 3-10851 (Canada) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0147)

The Canadian release came in a CBS Canada sleeve. The record has orange/yellow labels with "MANUFACTURED BY CBS RECORDS CANADA LTD." at the bottom.
Columbia 3-10851 (Canada) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia 3-10851 (Canada) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia 3-10851 (Canada) - B-side in CBS sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

The UK commercial release of this single had the full-length version of Changing Of The Guards as the A-side, see US & International 7" & 12" Singles & EPs 1978.

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


"Changing Of The Guards"/"New Pony" - 7" commercial single, CBS 6559 (NL), Dec 1978:


CBS 6559 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers

R-0147-3 Changing Of The Guards - radio edit, 3:39

The B-side was the standard album version of New Pony.

The Dutch and German commercial singles have identical front sleeves.

There was also a Dec 1978 Dutch single, CBS 6524, manufactured for sale in France, with Is Your Love In Vain as the A-side and the full 6:36 version of Changing Of The Guards on the B-side, see International 7" Stereo Singles & EPs 1978.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


CBS 6559 (NL) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers

 
CBS 6559 (NL) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 6559 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 6559 (NL) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 6559 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 6559 (NL) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers

"Changing Of The Guards"/"New Pony" - 7" promo and commercial singles, CBS S 6559 (West Germany), Dec 1978:


CBS S 6559 (West Germany) - front scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

The promotional release of the German single has a "CBS-Blitzinformation" promo sleeve on the rear and white CBS promo labels. The commercial release has a picture sleeve and orange/yellow CBS labels.

Thanks to Victoria Stafford for information that the orange/yellow "Blitzinformation" promo sleeve is in fact the rear of the single sleeve (there may also be a promo release where this is both front and rear of the promo sleeve). Thanks to Hans Seegers and Victoria Stafford for information and scans.

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CBS S 6559 (West Germany) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


CBS S 6559 (West Germany) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


CBS S 6559 (West Germany) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


CBS S 6559 (West Germany) - detail of A-side scan by Victoria Stafford (promo release)


CBS S 6559 (West Germany) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


CBS S 6559 (West Germany) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


CBS S 6559 (West Germany) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

"Changing Of The Guards"/"New Pony" - 7" commercial singles, CBS 6559 (France), Dec 1978:


CBS 6559 (France) - front scan by Hans Seegers (variants 1A and 1B)
To see the differences in the three French rear sleeves, look at the top right hand corner above the CBS logo!

Variant 1A - "EC" in a circle
Variant 1B - the same sleeve with a sticker over the "EC" with "CB 111" in two boxes
Variant 2 - a reprinted sleeve with "CB 111" printed in two much smaller boxes

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


CBS 6559 (France) - front scan by Hans Seegers (variant 2)


CBS 6559 (France) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1A)


CBS 6559 (France) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1A)


CBS 6559 (France) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1B)


CBS 6559 (France) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1B)


CBS 6559 (France) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (variant 2)


CBS 6559 (France) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 2)


CBS 6559 (France) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0147, all variants)


CBS 6559 (France) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (all variants)

"Changing Of The Guards"/"New Pony" - 7" commercial singles, CBS 6559 (Spain), Dec 1978:

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CBS 6559 (Spain) - front scan by Raoul Verolleman


CBS 6559 (Spain) - rear scan by Peter Denzler (first variant)


CBS 6559 (Spain) - rear scan by Peter Denzler (third variant)


CBS 6559 (Spain) - A-side scan with R-0147 by Peter Denzler (first variant)


CBS 6559 (Spain) - details of A-side with R-0147, label text style variants, scans by Peter Denzler


CBS 6559 (Spain) - B-side scan by Peter Denzler (first variant)

The Spanish version of this single, CBS 6559, has the titles in Spanish as "Cambio De Guardia" and "Nuevo Pony". It came with two rear sleeve variants and three label variants. The first rear sleeve variant has the full English lyrics (9 verses), the second rear variant lists 5 verses only. Note this sleeve and the Italian release above have the full album picture, not the crop used on other countries' sleeves. Jordi Badell has a copy of this single in the generic "Sonido de los 70" CBS Spain sleeve, see 7" Single Sleeves (the variant with "Discos CBS S.A.").

Complete scans of the other A-sides and B-sides required!

Thanks to Peter Denzler and Raoul Verolleman for information and scans.


"Changing Of The Guards"/"New Pony" - 7" promo and commercial singles, CBS 6559 (Italy), Dec 1978(?):


CBS 6559 (Italy) - front scan by Hans Seegers

The Italian single has a pressing date of "Aug 28, 1978" as part of the matrix numbers on the vinyl itself.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Victoria Stafford for information and scans.


CBS 6559 (Italy) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 6559 (Italy) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0147)


CBS 6559 (Italy) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers

"Changing Of The Guards"/"New Pony" - 7" promo and commercial singles, CBS 6559 (Yugoslavia), Dec 1978:


CBS 6559 (Yugoslavia) - front scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


CBS 6559 (Yugoslavia) - front scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


CBS 6559 (Yugoslavia) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (promo and commercial releases)


CBS 6559 (Yugoslavia) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0147, first variant)


CBS 6559 (Yugoslavia) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0147, second variant)


CBS 6559 (Yugoslavia) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (both variants)

The Yugoslav release shown was also available in a promo version with a round white sticker with the words "'PROMOTIVNI UZORAK NIJE ZA PRODAJU" in blue lettering (it presumably means "PROMOTIONAL COPY NOT FOR SALE").

There are two A-side label variants - the first has a wide gap between "CHANGING OF THE GUARDS" and the timing "3:39", the second has a much smaller gap.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"Changing Of The Guards"/"New Pony" - 7" commercial single, Pepita Favorit SPSK 70357 (Hungary), Dec 1978:


Pepita Favorit SPSK 70357 (Hungary) - front (my copy)


Pepita Favorit SPSK 70357 (Hungary) - rear


Pepita Favorit SPSK 70357 (Hungary) - A-side with R-0147


Pepita Favorit SPSK 70357 (Hungary) - detail of A-side


Pepita Favorit SPSK 70357 (Hungary) - B-side with New Pony

This Hungarian single was the only Bob Dylan single issued in pre-perestroika Hungary! It is an authorised copy licensed by CBS. The matrix numbers (stamped both sides) are: A-side - SPSK 70357-A II P HP, B-side - SPSK 70357-B II P HP. Sergio Mariano Romay has a copy where the two sides have the same A-side paper label, but the B-side plays New Pony as expected.


"Changing Of The Guards"/"We Better Talk This Over" - 7" promo and commercial singles, CBS BA 222460 (Australia)/CBS BA 461903 (New Zealand), Dec 1978:
Thanks to Bill Hester for initial information about the New Zealand release.


CBS BA 222460 (Australia) - promo release A-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0147)

R-0147-4 Changing Of The Guards - radio edit, 3:39

These singles have the edited version of the A-side, even though there's no indication on the labels.

The Australian promo has "DEMONSTRATION ONLY NOT FOR SALE" printed below the CBS logo. The New Zealand promo is actually just a commercial copy with a promo sticker on the B-side (shown below).

These singles had no picture sleeve. The New Zealand release came in a plain orange sleeve unique to New Zealand, see 7" Single Sleeves.


CBS BA 222460 (Australia) - promo release B-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS BA 222460 (Australia) - commercial release A-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0147)


CBS BA 222460 (Australia) - commercial release B-side scan by Hans Seegers

CBS BA 461903 (New Zealand) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers  (R-0147), promo and commercial releases


CBS BA 461903 (New Zealand) - B-side with promo sticker, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS BA 461903 (New Zealand) - commercial release B-side scan by Hans Seegers

Promo Singles with Changing Of The Guards 5:58 faded version


"Changing Of The Guards" - 7" jukebox singles, CBS JC 117/118 (Italy), Dec 1978:


CBS JC 117 (Italy) - A-side scan by Peter Denzler (R-0763)
These two singles each had the full-length version of the track from Street-Legal (6:36) on the A-side and a non-Dylan track on the B-side. JC 117 has Io Ti Amero by Ana Y Johnny, while JC 118 has Black Water Gold by The Sunshine Band.

R-0763 Changing Of The Guards - faded version (5:58) of original Street-Legal album version (6:36)

Peter Denzler says: "JC 117 has an edit of Changing Of The Guards, which I think to be unique; it is not the single edit, but a fade out of the album version, fading out 38 seconds early at 5:58 mins." Although the record label lists the song as 6:36 - the then standard length - Tom Willems confirms it is 5:58. (His copy has a plain white B-side label with handwritten information but the side still plays R-0763. Does JC 118 also have the faded version?

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Peter Denzler and Tom Willems for information and scans.
 


CBS JC 117 (Italy) - jukebox strip scan by Hans Seegers


CBS JC 117 (Italy) - B-side scan by Peter Denzler


CBS JC 117 (Italy) - alternate B-side scan by Tom Willems


CBS JC 118 (Italy) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0763?)

CBS JC 118 (Italy) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS JC 118 (Italy) - jukebox strip scan by Hans Seegers


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