"Searching For A Gem"

Bob Dylan's Officially Released Rarities and Obscurities

Audio: 1978 - "The Last Waltz" [The Band & Guests]

All the songs listed in the Official Rarities section are cross-referenced by song title in these alphabetical pages.
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Because of the length of the 1978 page, this sub-page contains all the entries for this release of the soundtrack album for the Martin Scorsese film.

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: 06 March, 2017


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)


Vinyl and Tape Releases


The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - commercial and promotional 3LP sets, Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA), recorded 25 Nov 1976, released Apr 1978, re-released 1978 (twice), 1989; Warner Bros/Rhino Records RHM 1 7801 (USA), 2003; Warner Bros/Rhino Records R1 3146 (USA), 20 Apr 2013:
For details of The Last Waltz VHS and laserdisc releases, see VHS & DVD 1970s. A new expanded DVD version was released in Apr 2002, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 1. The accompanying 2002 Expanded Edition 4CD boxed set with 24 newly released tracks includes Bob and the Band's performance of Hazel, the song from Planet Waves omitted from the original release (R-0540, see 2002). The 2002 4CD boxed set still does not contain the complete concert - Georgia On My Mind performed by The Band is missing, and King Harvest by The Band appears in a performance from the rehearsal, not the concert performance itself. None of the tracks from Side 6 of the 3LP release ("The Last Waltz Suite") are from the actual concert.

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA), first promo and commercial releases:
 

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - front with stickers, scan by Manuel García Jara (first promo copy)
This is the very first US promotional release of this set. It doesn't have the promo gold stamp on front as on the second promotional release below, but it has the pink and black sticker with the text "Promotional Copy Not For Sale" partially glued over the usual standard sticker.
Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - front stickers scan by Manuel García Jara (first promo copy)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (first promo copy, same as for all releases)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - front with sticker, scan by Jeff Gold of Record Mecca (first commercial copy)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - rear scan by Jeff Gold of Record Mecca (first commercial copy)

There is also a cut in the sleeve along the bottom edge indicating this copy is a promo. The booklet, inner sleeves and record labels are identical to those of the second promo and commercial releases below. There is an important difference from all the worldwide releases (except the Argentinean release) - the front has the gold foil centre Last Waltz logo but without the contrasting black background. Also shown are the front and rear of a sealed commercial edition of this set being sold by Jeff Gold of Record Mecca on eBay, who confirms this release is very rare and it was the real first US pressing. The design must have been quickly changed!

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA), second promo and commercial releases:
 

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - front with sticker and stamp, scan by Manuel García Jara (second promo copy)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - front sticker scan by Manuel García Jara (second promo copy)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - front stamp scan by Manuel García Jara (second promo copy)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - front with sticker, scan by Steven Fant (first commercial release)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - front sticker scan by Steven Fant (first commercial release)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - gold foil front sticker, scan by Steven Fant

The Last Waltz metal pin-on badge, scan by Steven Fant


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - rear of 3LP set, scan by Steven Fant (all releases)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - detail of top right of inner sleeves, scan by Steven Fant (all releases)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - rear of booklet, scan by Steven Fant (all releases)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - detail of rear of booklet, scan by Steven Fant (all releases)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - detail of front of 3LP set, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (includes brown circular sticker and $8.99 price sticker)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - detail of rear of 3LP set, scan by Steven Fant (all releases)

This 3LP set is housed in a deep single 12" sleeve, not a gatefold, and includes a 12" 12-page booklet. The rear sleeve shows only the list of artists who participated. The gold foil sticker from Steven Fant has the Warner Bros logo below the Last Waltz design, and copyright information printed vertically on the right.

All tracks recorded live with The Band, Winterland, San Francisco, CA, 25 Nov 1976. R-0140-0143 - Bob Dylan with The Band; R-0144 - Bob Dylan with The Band and ensemble.

R-0140 Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Rev Gary Davies, arr. Eric von Schmidt)

Hazel was performed between R-0140 and R-0141 (R-0540, see 2002).

R-0141 I Don't Believe You

R-0142 Forever Young - version with second verse missing - the 2002 Rhino Records 4CD boxed set has the full version (R-0630, see 2002)

R-0143 Baby Let Me Follow You Down ((Rev Gary Davies, arr. Eric von Schmidt) - reprise

R-0144 I Shall Be Released
On the Side 5 record label of this release R-0144 is timed at 3:53 plus "FADE 1:29". See comments for other releases about different listed timings, even though the track always plays exactly the same.

In this release the order of the concert is altered considerably from how it actually took place. The Band played a long set on their own, then a set with guests one after the other, then a shorter set on their own again. Finally Bob came on for his set with The Band, followed by the finale. Here the songs with guests other than Bob are misleadingly sequenced throughout the discs - this incorrect order was unfortunately repeated in the 2002 4CD release. You need to get hold of a bootleg release like The Complete Last Waltz to hear the concert as it really was, but none of the bootlegs is in anywhere near as good quality as the official releases.


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - spine with copyright text, scan by Manuel García Jara (all releases)

The second promo US release sleeve has the same pink and black sticker with the text "Promotional Copy Not For Sale" on the front as on the first promo release above. It also has a gold stamp with the identical promo text. The rest of artwork is the same as all other US releases. The record labels are the same as the first 1978 commercial release below (e.g. the Side 5 label with the Dylan set has two song titles above the centre hole). The record labels of the 2013 Record Store Day release below also have this design.

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA), record labels, first 1978 release:
This was previously listed as the second release, but the labels of both promo releases and the 2013 Record Store Day reissue are the same as these, so it must really be the first.
 

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - Side 1 ("RECORD 1, SIDE 1") scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, no Dylan)
The records of this first 1978 release have Warner Bros "Burbank palm tree" picture labels and come in buff card inner sleeves with the catalogue number printed at top right. They are very different in detail from subsequent releases. The differences include:
  • Album title in bold letters not in italics
  • Smaller/fainter copyright text in the circumference
  • Song titles above the centre hole on some sides
  • "RECORD" 1-2-3 in capital letters to the right of the centre hole.


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - detail of Side 1 ("RECORD 1, SIDE 1"), scan by Manuel García Jara (first release - title bold not italic, one song above centre hole)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - Side 1 ("RECORD 1, SIDE 2") scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - Side 3 ("RECORD 2, SIDE 1") scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - Side 4 ("RECORD 2 SIDE 2") scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - Side 5 ("RECORD 3 SIDE 1") scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, includes Bob's set with The Band)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - detail of Side 2 ("RECORD 1 SIDE 2"), scan by Manuel García Jara (first release - title bold not italic)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - Side 6 ("RECORD 3 SIDE 2") scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, no Dylan)

Songs above centre hole: Side 1 - one, Side 2 - none, Side 3 - none, Side 4 - one, Side 5 - two, Side 6 - one.

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA), record labels, second 1978 release:


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - Side 1 ("Record 1 SIDE 1") scan by Steven Fant (second release, no Dylan)
The second 1978 release again comes in the same wide sleeve, with booklet. Labels have the same "Burbank Palm Tree" design but are very different in detail. The differences include:
  • Album title in italics, not bold letters
  • bolder copyright text in the circumference
  • "Record" 1-2-3 in upper case/lower case to the right of the centre hole.


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - detail of Side 1 ("Record 1, SIDE 1"), scan by Steven Fant (second release - title in italics, no songs above centre hole)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - Side 2 ("Record 1 SIDE 2") scan by Steven Fant (second release, no Dylan)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - Side 3 ("Record 2 SIDE 1") scan by Steven Fant (second release, no Dylan)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - Side 4 ("Record 2 SIDE 2") scan by Steven Fant (second release, no Dylan)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - Side 5 ("Record 3 SIDE 1") scan by Steven Fant (second release, includes Bob's set with The Band)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - detail of Side 2 ("Record 1 SIDE 2"), scan by Steven Fant (second release - title in italics, no songs above centre hole)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - Side 6 ("Record 3 SIDE 1") scan by Steven Fant (second release, no Dylan)

Songs above centre hole: Side 1 - none, Side 2 - none, Side 3 - one, Side 4 - none, Side 5 - one, Side 6 - one.

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA), record labels, third 1978 release:
 

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - Side 1 ("RECORD 1, SIDE I") scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, no Dylan)
The third release was bought in early 1979, but may also date from 1978. The record also has the "Burbank Palm Tree" design of labels and they are again different from previous albums. The most noticeable differences are:
  • Album title in regular letters, not italics or bold
  • Side "I" - "II" instead of Side "1" - "2"
  • The songs above the centre hole vary again: Side 1 - none, Side 2 - none, Side 3 - one, Side 4 - one, Side 5 - one, Side 6 - one.

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - detail of Side 1 ("RECORD 1, SIDE I"), scan by Manuel García Jara (second release - title in regular text, no songs above centre hole)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - Side 2 ("RECORD 1, SIDE II") scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - Side 3 ("RECORD 2, SIDE I") scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - Side 4 ("RECORD 2, SIDE II") scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - Side 5 ("RECORD 3 SIDE I") scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, includes Bob's set with The Band)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - detail of Side 2 ("RECORD 1 SIDE II"), scan by Manuel García Jara (second release - title in regular text)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - Side 6 ("RECORD 3, SIDE II") scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA), record labels, 1989 release:
 

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - Side 1 ("RECORD 1, 1") scan by Manuel García Jara (1989 release, no Dylan)
Micol Cazzell has a later copy of the US release with catalogue number 3WS 3146 with plain beige Warner Bros labels, not the "Burbank palm tree" picture labels. Manuel García Jara explains: "This design had been used by Warner Bros since the early 1970s, the new plain beige colour design was not used until 1977. In some countries, like Spain or South Africa/Rhodesia, this album was released only with the new design, but in many countries there were releases of The Last Waltz with both designs, but the "Burbank palm tree" labels always came first."

Shown are the record labels from the 1989 release. The sleeve and booklet are identical to other releases with a slight difference (all previous releases and the "Record Store Day" release below have a textured sleeve, but not this reissue). Like some European releases of the time, the record labels have the new Warner design: beige colour, small lettering and multiple "shadow" Warner logos instead of parallel lines. There must be other US releases (from early 1980 until the late 1980s) with beige labels and parallel lines.


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - Side 2 ("RECORD 1, 2") scan by Manuel García Jara (1989 release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - Side 3 ("RECORD 2, 1") scan by Manuel García Jara (1989 release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - detail of Side 1 ("RECORD 1, 1"), scan by Manuel García Jara (1989 release - album title below band name, no songs above centre hole)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - Side 4 ("RECORD 2, 2") scan by Manuel García Jara (1989 release, no Dylan)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - Side 5 ("RECORD 3, 1") scan by Manuel García Jara (1989 release, includes Bob's set)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (USA) - Side 6 ("RECORD 3, 2") scan by Manuel García Jara (1989 release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM 1 7801 (USA), 18 Feb 2003:
 

Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - box front scan by Manuel García Jara (2003 release)
In Feb 2003 Rhino reissued the original 1978 release of The Last Waltz in a 30-track Limited Edition 3LP 180gm vinyl boxed set. The material reproduces the original album, but is taken from the 2002 4CD 54-track release remastered by Robbie Robertson, see 2002. There was also a Limited Edition 2CD set, see the CD section below. This very expensive box edition was limited to 1500 copies and each copy was hand-numbered.

The box is very wide, even wider than other 5LP boxes (e.g. Biograph) with no text on the spine, and comes in two separate parts. The inside of the box front has a black and white picture of the audience (not shown). The inside of the box rear has a black cardboard tray, designed to hold all the memorabilia items. The rear of the box has the 2003 date in the copyright text.


Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - box rear scan by Manuel García Jara (2003 release)

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Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - 3LP 180gm vinyl set, picture from Rhino web-site


Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - front of ticket scan by Manuel García Jara (2003 release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - signed print scan by Manuel García Jara (2003 release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - detail of signed print, scan by Manuel García Jara (2003 release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - detail of signed print, scan by Manuel García Jara (2003 release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - rear of ticket scan by Manuel García Jara (2003 release)


Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - photo of The Band (2003 release)


Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - photo of Ronnie Hawkins (2003 release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - photo of Neil Young (2003 release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - photo of Joni Mitchell (2003 release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - photo of Neil Diamond (2003 release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - photo of Dr. John (2003 release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - photo of Paul Butterfield (2003 release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - photo of Muddy Waters (2003 release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - photo of Eric Clapton (2003 release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - photo of Bobby Charles (2003 release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - photo of Van Morrison (2003 release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - photo of Bob Dylan (2003 release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - photo of Emmylou Harris (2003 release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - photo of The Staples (2003 release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - Watercolour 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (2003 release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - Watercolour 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (2003 release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - front of coaster scan by Manuel García Jara (2003 release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - rear of coaster scan by Manuel García Jara (2003 release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - badge scan by Manuel García Jara (2003 release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - hotel list scan by Manuel García Jara (2003 release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (2003 release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (2003 release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (2003 release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, 2003 release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, 2003 release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, 2003 release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, 2003 release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - Side 5 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes Bob's set, 2003 release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - Side 6 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, 2003 release)

The box includes:


Warner Bros/Rhino Handmade RHM1 7801 (USA) - detail of rear of box, scan by Manuel García Jara (2003 release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Records R1 3146 (USA), 20 Apr 2013:
 

Warner Bros/Rhino Records R1 3146 (USA) - front with stickers, scan by Manuel García Jara (2013 Record Store Day 3LP release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Records R1 3146 (USA) - front stickers scan by Manuel García Jara (2013 Record Store Day 3LP release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Records R1 3146 (USA) - front sticker scan by Manuel García Jara (2013 Record Store Day 3LP release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Records R1 3146 (USA) - rear with stickers, scan by Manuel García Jara (2013 Record Store Day 3LP release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Records R1 3146 (USA) - rear numbered sticker scan by Manuel García Jara (2013 Record Store Day 3LP release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Records R1 3146 (USA) - front of booklet scan by Manuel García Jara (2013 Record Store Day 3LP release)
 

Warner Bros/Rhino Records R1 3146 (USA) - rear of booklet scan by Manuel García Jara (2013 Record Store Day 3LP release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Records R1 3146 (USA) - detail of rear of booklet, scan by Manuel García Jara (2013 Record Store Day 3LP release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Records R1 3146 (USA) - inner sleeve scan by Manuel García Jara (2013 Record Store Day 3LP release)

Warner Bros/Rhino Records R1 3146 (USA) - detail of inner sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (2013 Record Store Day 3LP release)


Warner Bros R1 3146 (USA) - detail of Side 1 ("RECORD 1, SIDE 1"), scan by Manuel García Jara (2013 Record Store Day 3LP release, same as first release - title bold not italic, one song above centre hole)


Warner Bros R1 3146 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (2013 Record Store Day 3LP release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros R1 3146 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (2013 Record Store Day 3LP release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros R1 3146 (USA) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (2013 Record Store Day 3LP release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros R1 3146 (USA) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (2013 Record Store Day 3LP release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros R1 3146 (USA) - Side 5 scan by Manuel García Jara (2013 Record Store Day 3LP release, includes Bob's set)

Warner Bros R1 3146 (USA) - Side 6 scan by Manuel García Jara (2013 Record Store Day 3LP release, no Dylan)


Warner Bros R1 3146 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (2013 Record Store Day 3LP release)


Warner Bros R1 3146 (USA) - spine scan by Manuel García Jara (2013 Record Store Day 3LP release)

Thanks to Tim Dunn for news that the album was available as a numbered limited edition 3LP set in 180gm heavyweight vinyl for Record Store Day, USA and Europe, 20 Apr 2013. This release has a new catalogue number, "R1 3146" instead of "3WS 3146", but otherwise has the same wide outer sleeve and booklet as the 1978 release. There are three stickers on the front sleeve on the shrink-wrap, and two more stickers on the rear sleeve, including the number of this copy "0027/5000" The booklet has a front design in a lighter black than the 1978 release and has the new catalogue number on the rear. The records come in beige inner sleeves, also with the catalogue number in the front corner at top right, and have "Burbank palm tree" labels with the same layout as those of the first 1978 release above.

Thanks to Steven Fant and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - two stereo 8-Track Cartridge set, Warner Bros 3W8 3146 (USA), Apr 1978:


Warner Bros 3W8 3146 (USA) - Part One slipcase scan by Steven Fant


Warner Bros 3W8 3146 (USA) - Part Two slipcase scan by Steven Fant

This set comes on two black 8-track cartridges, each in a black slipcase. Steven Fant's copy is still sealed and only the fronts of the cartridges are visible. Bob's set is on programs 1, 2 and 3 of Part Two, and I Shall Be Released (R-0144) is split over programs 2 and 3. The reverse of each tape cartridge is plain black.


Warner Bros 3W8 3146 (USA) - card to send for booklet, scan by Steven Fant


Warner Bros 3W8 3146 (USA) - bottom of slipcases, scan by Steven Fant (sides are blank)

Warner Bros 3W8 3146 (USA) - top of slipcases, scan by Steven Fant

Warner Bros 3W8 3146 (USA) - Part One tape cartridge scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)


Warner Bros 3W8 3146 (USA) - Part Two tape cartridge scan by Manuel García Jara (contains Dylan's set)


Warner Bros 3W8 3146 (USA) - bottom of cartridges with stickers, scan by Manuel García Jara


Warner Bros 3W8 3146 (USA) - parts One and Two slipcase backs, scan by Manuel García Jara

There was a card included with the set to send away for the 12-page 12" booklet included with the 3LP set.

Manuel García Jara has two copies, one sealed. The bottom of the sealed copy has two stickers with "2X0", maybe a price code.


Warner Bros 3W8 3146 (USA) - bottom of Part One tape cartridge, scan by Manuel García Jara


Warner Bros 3W8 3146 (USA) - bottom of Part Two tape cartridge, scan by Manuel García Jara

Thanks to Steven Fant and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - radio spot EP, United Artists UAC #405 (USA), Apr 1978:

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United Artists UAC #405 (USA) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)
This extremely rare US radio spot EP has 13 different spots (7 on side 1, 6 on side 2). Each spot has different music and voice over making commentaries on the film. Bob's contribution is an excerpt of Baby Let Me Follow You Down (R-0140). Some of the spots are 30 seconds long others are 60 seconds long. There is no picture sleeve (as with all radio spots records).

Side A: Cut 1-6 announcements and advertisements, Cut 7  is The Band (60sec) doing The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Side B: Cut 1 BOB DYLAN (60sec) doing Baby, Let Me Follow You Down" , Cut 2-6 are excerpts from Who Do You Love?, Helpless, Theme From "The Last Waltz" etc. (no Dylan)

Thanks to Keith Venturoni and Hans-Juergen Zollerg for information and to Manuel García Jara for scans.


United Artists UAC #405 (USA) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (includes Dylan)


United Artists UAC #405 (USA) - front of UA generic 7" sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara


United Artists UAC #405 (USA) - rear of UA generic 7" sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - promo single LP release, Warner Bros PRO-A-737 (USA), Apr 1978:


Warner Bros PRO-A-737 (USA) - front scan by Kenneth Robson


Warner Bros PRO-A-737 (USA) - rear scan by Kenneth Robson


Warner Bros PRO-A-737 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Kenneth Robson


Warner Bros PRO-A-737 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara


Warner Bros PRO-A-737 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Kenneth Robson

This was a single LP of tracks selected from the 3LP set, recorded live with The Band, Winterland, San Francisco, CA, 25 Nov 1976.

R-0143-2 Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Rev Gary Davies, arr. Eric von Schmidt) - reprise

R-0144-2 I Shall Be Released

There was also a Spanish promo LP release, Hispavox/Warner Bros CP 305, with exactly the same content as the US promo LP, see below.

Thanks to Wim van der Mark for information, and to Kenneth Robson and Manuel García Jara for further information and scans.


The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - 3LP set, Warner Bros 3WS 3146 C (Canada), 1978 (two releases):

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 C (Canada), 1978 (first release):


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 C (Canada) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (first release)

The first Canadian release has the US sleeve with "Printed in USA" at bottom of the rear and on the spine, with a white sticker in English and French stating that the set was manufactured and distributed by WEA Music of Canada Ltd. Unlike the next release, there are no front stickers. The booklet included here is the standard. The record labels have the original "Burbank palm tree" design. There is a "C" (for Canada) on the record labels in addition to the catalogue number to distinguish this Canadian release from the US version.


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 C (Canada) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (first release - US sleeve with sticker)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 C (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release - US sleeve with sticker)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 C (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 C (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan) (first release)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 C (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 C (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan) (first release)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 C (Canada) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan) (first release)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 C (Canada) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan) (first release)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 C (Canada) - Side 5 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes Bob's set) (first release)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 C (Canada) - Side 6 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan) (first release)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 C (Canada), 1978 (second release):


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 C (Canada) - front of 3LP set with stickers, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

The second Canadian release of this set is very similar to the US release. The front of the copy shown has two stickers: one with French/English text ("Contains/Contient 3 Records/Disques"); the second sticker is the same as that on other releases, such as the US or UK sets. The rear sleeve has Canadian copyright text at bottom. The spine has "Litho In Canada" and copyright text. The inner sleeves have the catalogue number at top right. The booklet included here is again the standard. The record labels are now the plain beige Warner Bros labels, no longer the "Burbank palm tree" picture labels. There is again a "C" (for Canada) on the record labels in addition to the catalogue number to distinguish this Canadian release from the US version.


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 C (Canada) - left front sticker scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 C (Canada) - right front sticker scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 C (Canada) - rear of 3LP set, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 C (Canada) - detail of inner sleeve front, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 C (Canada) - detail of spine, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 C (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 C (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 C (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan) (second release)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 C (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan) (second release)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 C (Canada) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan) (second release)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 C (Canada) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan) (second release)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 C (Canada) - Side 5 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes Bob's set with The Band) (second release)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 C (Canada) - Side 6 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan) (second release)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 C (Canada) - detail of rear of 3LP set, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 C (Canada) - detail of spine of 3LP set, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - 2 x 8-Track stereo tape cartridge set, Warner Bros 3W8 3146 (Canada), 1978:


Warner Bros 3W8 3146 (Canada) - front of sealed slipcase 1 with price stickers, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros 3W8 3146 (Canada) - detail of front of sealed slipcase 1 with price stickers, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros 3W8 3146 (Canada) - rear of both slipcases, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros 3W8 3146 (Canada) - front of tape cartridge 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0144 on program 4)

Warner Bros 3W8 3146 (Canada) - front of slipcase 2, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros 3W8 3146 (Canada) - front of tape cartridge 2, scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0140 and R-0141 on program 1, plus R-0142 and R-0143 on program 2)


Warner Bros 3W8 3146 (Canada) - spine of both slipcases, scan by Manuel García Jara


Warner Bros 3W8 3146 (Canada) - detail of rear of both slipcases, scan by Manuel García Jara


Warner Bros 3W8 3146 (Canada) - end of tape cartridge 1, scan by Manuel García Jara


Warner Bros 3W8 3146 (Canada) - end of tape cartridge 2, scan by Manuel García Jara

The two 8-track tape cartridges come in orange slipcases with text in English and French, the rear of the slipcases is generic. The tape cartridges are yellow with a buff label on tape 1 and a blue label on tape 2. The text on the cartridge labels is in English only. The tracklist has been bizarrely reordered, completely differently from that of the US 8-track release above: the Dylan set is split over programs 1 and 2 of tape 2 (with three Band tracks intervening) but the last track of Bob's set, I Shall Be Released, is amazingly in program 4 of tape 1!

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - 3LP set, Warner Bros K66076 (UK), Apr 1978, re-released six times up to 1986:
The UK set has at least five record label variants, all released in the period 1978-1986, and all in the same sleeve with the same booklet. The first three have the "Burbank palm tree" record label design, while the last two have the later beige Warner Bros design. Earlier records come in beige card sleeves with the catalogue number printed at front top right, while the records of my May 1983 copy come in plain white inner sleeves.


Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - front of 3LP set with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release)


Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - front of 3LP set with sticker, scan by David Burgess (second release, second variant)


Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - detail of front of 3LP set with sticker, scan by David Burgess (second release, second variant, first release is the same)


Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - detail of front of 3LP set, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release)


Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - front of 3LP set (my 1983 copy)


Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - front of 3LP set signed by Robbie Robertson, photo by Philip Jump of Badlands


Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - rear of 3LP set (my copy)


Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - detail of rear sleeve


Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - detail of rear sleeve


Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - detail of front of inner sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (first to fourth releases)


Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - front of booklet (my 1983 copy, all releases are the same)

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Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - detail of booklet with Bob

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Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - detail of booklet with Bob

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Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - detail of booklet with whole ensemble including Bob


Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - rear of booklet


Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - detail of rear of booklet


Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - spine of 3LP set, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release)

The US and UK releases are virtually identical, with the differences shown. The set again comes in a wide sleeve with a 12-page booklet. The front sleeve has a cut-out in the centre of the open edge to assist in removing the contents. The two 1978 copies shown have a black circular front sticker with white text promoting the album, different from the brown/beige US sticker above.

Manuel García Jara has seven UK sets of "The Last Waltz": all of them were bought in new in London.

  1. First release, bought in May of 1978. The front sleeve has a sticker missing from my 1983 copy. The records have Warner Bros "Burbank palm tree" picture labels (also used in the CD releases of the original set, see below) and come in buff card inner sleeves with the catalogue number printed at top right.
  2. Second release (two variants), both bought in Sep 1978 on the same day at the same record shop (HMV, Oxford Street) They were not sealed and Manuel's father bought two copies because he saw that the record labels were different: the first variant has "Record 1/2/3", the second variant has "Record One/Two/Three". A copy of this set is known to exist with mixed labels: Records 1/2 - first variant; Record Three - second variant! David Burgess' 1978 copy has the same front sticker and the records have second release, second variant labels.
  3. Third release, bought in Jan 1979. The record labels now have the beige Warner design, but the text layout is exactly the same as the second release, second variant.
  4. Fourth release, bought sealed in Jun 1982. All the previous sets have the front sticker glued directly on the sleeve, this did not have a sticker on the shrink-wrap or on the cardboard of the front sleeve. The records have beige Warner Bros labels again, but with a different text layout from those of the third release. Manuel's copy has the word "ALLEN" in addition to the matrix numbers in all sides except side 4 (not enough space), not present in any previous releases. My copy has "ALLEN" on every side except Side 5. This means the records were mastered by Verden Allen, who worked for both CBS and WEA in the 1970s.
  5. Fifth release, bought in January of 1983. New and sealed, without sticker. The records of this set again have the same labels (with "ALLEN") as the fourth release copies with one important difference. All previous copies have beige card original inner sleeves with the catalogue number printed at front top right and a cut-out at the top of one side only, but this copy has generic white inner sleeves with the well known symbol "Home Taping Is Killing Music"! This warning text was used first in 1983.
  6. Sixth release, bought in 1986, with identical labels and generic white inner sleeves without the "Home Taping" symbol (my May 1983 copy is like this).

Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, first release)

Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, first release)

Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, first release)

Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, first release)

Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - Side 5 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes Bob's set with The Band, first release)

Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - Side 6 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, first release)

Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, second release, first variant)

Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, second release, first variant)

Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, second release, first variant)

Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, second release, first variant)

Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - Side 5 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes Bob's set with The Band, second release, first variant)

Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - Side 6 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, second release, first variant)

Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, second release, second variant)

Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, second release, second variant)

Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, second release, second variant)

Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, second release, second variant)


Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - Side 5 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes Bob's set with The Band, second release, second variant)


Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - Side 6 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, second release, second variant)

Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, third release)

Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, third release)

Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, third release)

Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, third release)

Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - Side 5 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes Bob's set with The Band, third release)

Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - Side 6 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, third release)


Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, fourth release, labels of fifth and sixth releases are the same)


Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - Side 2 (no Dylan, my 1983 fourth release copy)

Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - Side 3 (no Dylan, my 1983 fourth release copy)

Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - Side 4 (no Dylan, my 1983 fourth release copy)

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Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - Side 5 (includes Bob's set with The Band, my 1983 fourth release copy)


Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - Side 6 (no Dylan, my 1983 fourth release copy)

Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - detail of Side 5, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release: "Record Three" and "SIDE ONE" on left", STEREO" on right, song titles continuous)


Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - detail of Side 5, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, first variant: STEREO" on left, "RECORD 3" and "SIDE 1" on left", song titles one per line)


Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - detail of Side 5, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, second variant: "STEREO" on left, "RECORD THREE" and "SIDE 1" on right, song titles one per line)


Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - detail of Side 5, scan by Manuel García Jara (third release: STEREO" on left, "RECORD THREE" and "SIDE 1" on left", song titles one per line, text layout same as second release, second variant)


Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - detail of Side 5 (includes Bob's set with The Band, my 1983 fourth release copy: "SIDE ONE" and "RECORD THREE" on left, and "STEREO" on right, song titles one per line, fifth and sixth releases are the same)


Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - Side 1 in "HOME TAPING" inner sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, fifth release - label same as fourth release)


Warner Bros K66076 (UK) - detail of Side 1 in "HOME TAPING" inner sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan, fifth release)

My May 1983 replacement copy did not have a front sticker. The records of my copy are in plain white sleeves without the "Home Taping" symbol and have the later beige Warner Bros labels. They have written matrix numbers: Side 1 - K-66076-A-1, Side 2 - K-66076-B-1, Side 3 - K-66076-C-1, Side 4 - K-66076-D-1, Side 5 - K-66076-E-1-IS, Side 6 - K-66076-F-1. All sides except Side 5 also have "ALLEN" stamped in the vinyl (the run off area on Side 5 is very narrow). There are no track timings on any of the record labels.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara, David Burgess and Philip Jump of Badlands, Cheltenham, for information and scans.


The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - 3LP set, Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany), Apr 1978, re-released late 1978, 1979, 1980, 1986, 1988:
Like Holland for CBS, from the mid 1970s West Germany was the European headquarters for Warner Bros: records made there were exported to other European countries. 15-20 different releases of The Last Waltz were made in West Germany (not all yet listed) to be sold there or to be exported to other countries.


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (all releases)

These sets can be classified into three groups:

  1. Totally German releases: Sleeve and booklet printed in Germany, records made in Germany by WEA Musik GmbH, "GEMA" logo on labels.
  2. Records made in Germany to be exported to other European countries: Sleeve and booklet printed in Germany, records made in Germany, different European logos on labels ("SACEM", "STEMRA", "BIEM", etc.)
  3. Mixed releases: Sleeve and booklet printed in Germany, records made in other countries (e.g. France and Holland), different European logos on labels (e.g. "SACEM" and "STEMRA")

All these sets have a sleeve and booklet made in Germany. This is a wide single textured sleeve with some variants on the rear, but the front, the 12-page 12" booklet and the beige inner sleeves always are the same. The front of the booklet is the same as the front of the outer sleeve.


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (all releases)


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1978 releases - "E", compare with 1979 release below)


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - inside page of booklet, scan by Gerd Rundel (all releases)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - inside page of booklet, scan by Gerd Rundel (all releases)


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - last page of booklet, scan by Gerd Rundel (all releases)


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - detail of last page of booklet, scan by Gerd Rundel (all releases - "Made in Germany")


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (all releases - "Made in Germany")


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - spine scan by Manuel García Jara (all releases)

The code at top right of the rear sleeve of the 1978 releases is "WB 66 076 / (3 WS 3146) / (E) / France / (3xU)", also "LC|0302" in a capsule is at bottom right. On the Side 5 record labels of all these releases R-0144 is timed at 3:53 and "FADE 1:29" is not mentioned. See comments for other releases about different listed timings, even though the track always plays exactly the same.

First release (1978):


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1) scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, no Dylan)

The first release sleeve and records were made in Germany by WEA Musik GmbH (although this is not on the record labels above - see detail scans). As can be seen from the rear sleeve, this set was also sold in France. The records have US-style "Burbank palm tree" design Warner Bros labels with "LC|0302" in a capsule at top right and the German "GEMA" copyright logo. The records shown have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - WEA-3-WS-1-3146-A, Side 2 - WEA-3-WS-2-3146-B, Side 3 - WEA-3-WS-3-3146-A, Side 4 - WEA-3-WS-4-3146-B, Side 5 - WEA-3-WS-5-3146-A, Side 6 - WEA-3-WS-6-3146-B. Each vinyl side also has a small stamp “Made in Germany” in the vinyl.


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1), scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, compare with text of second release below)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 2 (Record 1, Side 2) scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 3 (Record 2, Side 1) scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1), scan by Gerd Rundel (first release without "MADE IN GERMANY", compare with text of second release below)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 4 (Record 2, Side 2) scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 5 (Record 3, Side 1) scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, includes Bob's set with The Band)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 6 (Record 3, Side 2) scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, no Dylan)

Second release (also 1978):


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, no Dylan)
This set was also released in 1978 and again made in Germany to be sold there. The labels again have the "Burbank palm tree" design, the German "GEMA" logo and "LC|0302" in a capsule at top right, but this copy has longer copyright text along the bottom edge, now including "MADE IN GERMANY BY WEA MUSIK GMBH" on the right.


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1), scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, compare with text of first release above)


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 2 (Record 1, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 3 (Record 2, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1), scan by Manuel García Jara (second release with "MADE IN GERMANY", compare with text of first release above)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 4 (Record 2, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 5 (Record 3, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, includes Bob's set with The Band)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 6 (Record 3, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, no Dylan)

Third release (late 1979):


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (third release)
The third release of this album made in West Germany was released in late 1979 and is virtually identical to the second release apart from two slight differences:
  1. The code in the top right corner of rear sleeve now has an "L" in a circle instead of an "E". This new code was used for most of the 1980s also.
  2. The record labels still have the Burbank palm three design and "LC|0392" in a capsule. The copyright text in the circumference is the same as that of the second release with "MADE IN GERMANY BY WEA MUSIK GMBH". The only label difference between the second and third releases is the "GEMA" logo - the box round the logo is thinner and differently sized; also the word "GEMA" is in a different typeface, see especially the "G" and "M".

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (third release - "L", compare with 1978 releases above)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1), scan by Manuel García Jara (first and second releases)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1), scan by Manuel García Jara (third release)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 2 (Record 1, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 3 (Record 2, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 4 (Record 2, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 5 (Record 3, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, includes Bob's set with The Band)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 6 (Record 3, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, no Dylan)

Fourth release (1980):


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth release)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1), scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth release with "MADE IN GERMANY")

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1), scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth release)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth release - "L", same as third release)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 2 (Record 1, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 3 (Record 2, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 4 (Record 2, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 5 (Record 3, Side 1) scan by
Manuel García Jara (fourth release, includes Bob's set with The Band)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 6 (Record 3, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth release, no Dylan)

The West German 1980 release again has the same booklet, beige inner sleeves and the usual wide single and textured sleeve printed in West Germany, again with "L" in a circle on the rear at top right. The record labels have now the new beige design with parallel lines. They have "MADE IN GERMANY", the "GEMA" logo (with the third release typeface) and two lines of copyright text in German and English around the bottom half of the circumference. After several changes to the "Burbank palm tree" design of labels, this new design was used until the mid-1980s.


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth release - "GEMA")

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for NL) - Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (second release - "STEMRA")

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (sixth release - "SACEM")


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Belgium) - Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara ("SABAM")


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Austria) - Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1) scan by
Manuel García Jara ("Austro Mechana")


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Switzerland) - Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (no copyright logo)

These six releases were all made in West Germany (sleeve, booklet and records) and either sold there or exported to other countries. The record labels are identical except for the individual country copyright organisation logos to the left of the centre hole! They're shown all together for comparison.

Fifth release (1986):


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (fifth release)
This was the last release with this second variant of labels, beige with parallel lines. It has the new code on the rear sleeve at top right, used for the Austrian and Swiss releases below, as well as the same feature at bottom right: the "WEA" logo in relief, hardly visible. The record labels have a noticeable difference: the copyright text extends around the whole circumference of the label. The four new German releases released from now on have a different design of record labels: lighter beige with multi-Warner logos and without parallel lines.
Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (fifth release)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (fifth release - "WEA" logo)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1), scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth release, shown for comparison)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1), scan by Manuel García Jara (fifth release)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1), scan by Manuel García Jara (fifth release with "MADE IN GERMANY")

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (fifth release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 2 (Record 1, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (fifth release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 3 (Record 2, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (fifth release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 4 (Record 2, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (fifth release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 5 (Record 3, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (fifth release, includes Bob's set with The Band)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 6 (Record 3, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (fifth release, no Dylan)

Sixth release (1988):


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (sixth release)
The German release of 1988 now has a new design of labels: they are lighter beige, without parallel lines but with multiple "shadow" Warner logos. The rear sleeve has the same codes at top right as for the previous release, but the WEA logo in relief is now in different position at bottom right.
Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (sixth release)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (sixth release - raised "WEA" logo)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1) with heightened contrast, scan by Manuel García Jara (sixth release)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1), scan by Manuel García Jara (sixth release with "MADE IN GERMANY")

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (sixth release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 2 (Record 1, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (sixth release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 3 (Record 2, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (sixth release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 4 (Record 2, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (sixth release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 5 (Record 3, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (sixth release, includes Bob's set with The Band)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - Side 6 (Record 3, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (sixth release, no Dylan)

Seventh release (1990):


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (Germany for Europe) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (seventh release)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (Germany for Europe) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (seventh release)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (Germany for Europe) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (seventh release - raised "WEA" logo)

Warner Bros K 66 076 (Germany for Europe) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (seventh release - "GEMA"/"Biem")

Warner Bros K 66 076 (Germany for Europe) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (seventh release - "K 66 076" instead "WB 66 076")

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (sixth release with "WB 66 076")

Warner Bros K 66 076 (Germany for Europe) - Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (seventh release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros K 66 076 (Germany for Europe) - Side 2 (Record 1, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (seventh release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros K 66 076 (Germany for Europe) - Side 3 (Record 2, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (seventh release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros K 66 076 (Germany for Europe) - Side 4 (Record 2, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (seventh release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros K 66 076 (Germany for Europe) - Side 5 (Record 3, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (seventh release, includes Bob's set with The Band)

Warner Bros K 66 076 (Germany for Europe) - Side 6 (Record 3, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (seventh release, no Dylan)

This is the last German vinyl release as far as I know. It was again made in Germany (reunified on 9 Nov 1989) but this time it was exported to the rest of Europe, including France, the UK and Spain. The codes on the rear sleeve at top right are again different, and now include a barcode, but the catalogue number is still the same: "WB 66 076".

The record labels have an identical design to that of the 1988 release, including the shadow Warner's logos, but there are three noticeable differences:

  1. They now have the "BIEM" logo in addition to "GEMA" to enable the records to be exported to the rest of Europe (BIEM is an association of European copyright companies)
  2. So that the album can be exported to the UK, the labels have now the UK catalogue number (K 66076) even though the original German catalogue number is still on the rear sleeve.
  3. For the same reason, the labels now include UK publishers credits (Island Music, etc.), present on the labels of all previous UK releases, but never on previous German releases.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - two cassette set, Warner Bros K 406 076-1 (West Germany), late 1970s/early 1980s:


Warner Bros K 406 076-1 (West Germany) - outside of cassette 1 insert, scan from www.discogs.com
This West German cassette release came in two separate cassette cases, only cassette 1 is shown. The rear of the insert has a barcode. More scans required!

The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - 3LP set, Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for NL), Apr 1978, re-released 1982:
Dutch albums of the WEA group (Warner, Elektra, Asylum) are curious in that the records were made in Holland and they have the "STEMRA" logo on the labels, but the sleeves were printed in West Germany (see also the Dutch releases of Planet Waves and Before The Flood in International Album Releases (Regular), which both have Dutch records in German sleeves). This system was still in operation in 1978 and 1982.

First release (1978):


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for NL) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (all releases)


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for NL) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (first release)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for NL) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release "E")

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (NL) - Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1) scan by
Manuel García Jara (first release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (NL) - detail of Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1), scan by Manuel García Jara (first release - "THE BAND" is under the song titles)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (NL) - detail of Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1), scan by
Manuel García Jara (first release "MADE IN HOLLAND")

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (NL) - Side 2 (Record 1, Side 2) with "Coyota" mistake, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (NL) - Side 3 (Record 2, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (NL) - Side 4 (Record 2, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (NL) - Side 5 (Record 3, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, includes Bob's set with The Band)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (NL) - Side 6 (Record 3, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, no Dylan)

The first Dutch release of this album was released in 1978. This Dutch set has the sleeve printed in Germany (the usual wide single and textured sleeve) with the same code as that of the first German releases (with "E" in a circle) and also includes the German booklet. The records themselves were made in Holland with the "Burbank palm tree" design and the Dutch "STEMRA" logo on the labels. On Side 2 Joni Mitchell's song Coyote is mistitled as "Coyota". There are no track timings.

Second release (1982):


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for NL) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)
The second Dutch release again came with booklet, beige inner sleeves and outer sleeve printed in Germany, now with "L" in a circle on the rear sleeve instead of "E". The record labels now have the new beige design.
Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for NL) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release "L")

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for NL) - Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for NL) - detail of Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1). scan by Manuel García Jara (second release "MADE IN GERMANY")

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for NL) - detail of Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1). scan by Manuel García Jara (second release "STEMRA")

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for NL) - Side 2 (Record 1, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for NL) - Side 3 (Record 2, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for NL) - Side 4 (Record 2, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for NL) - Side 5 (Record 3, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, includes Bob's set with The Band)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for NL) - Side 6 (Record 3, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, no Dylan)

Unlike those of the first release, the records themselves were now made in Germany, although they still have the Dutch "STEMRA" logo. On Side 2 Joni Mitchell's song Coyote is now correct. The labels now have track timings and on Side 5 track 6 (I Shall Be Released) is timed at 3:53.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - 3LP set, Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France), Apr 1978 (two releases), re-released 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985:

First release (1978):


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (all releases)

From 1970 until the late 1980s, records of the WEA group were made and distributed in France by Filipacchi Music. Because of capacity problems, some records from this company were released in France in two different releases: one made in France and another made in Germany with the French copyright organisation "SACEM" logo. This release was released in 1978. It has the usual booklet and sleeve printed in Germany and the code on the rear sleeve has "E" in a circle.
Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (first and second releases)


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (first and second releases)


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - detail of Side 1 (Record 1, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (first and second releases)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - detail of Side 1 (Record 1, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (first and second releases)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - detail of Side 1 (Record 1, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (first release without "MADE IN GERMANY")


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - Side 2 (Record 2, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, no Dylan)


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - Side 3 (Record 2, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - Side 4 (Record 2, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - Side 5 (Record 3, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, includes Bob's set with The Band)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - Side 5 (Record 3, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (first and second releases, track 6 timed at 3:53)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - Side 6 (Record 3, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, no Dylan)

The records were also made in West Germany but they have the French "SACEM" logo as shown. The labels have the "Burbank palm tree" design. The typeface of the first release labels is identical to that of the first German release from Gerd Rundel above with a smaller copyright text in the circumference. "Made In Germany" does not appear on the labels of Gerd's German copy or those of this "German/French" release.

Many releases of this set don't have track timings on the record labels, but there is some confusion with I Shall Be Released (R-0144): on some Side 5 record labels there is a "Fade", applause (1:29) after I Shall Be Released (3:53); on others there is no "Fade" and only I Shall Be Released is shown as 3:53; the first and second releases are like this, but on the third release below I Shall Be Released is listed at just 1:10! Even so, the actual recordings on Side 5 of all sets are identical.

Second release (also 1978):


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, no Dylan)

This second release was also bought in France in 1978. It again has the same sleeve and booklet printed in Germany. The rear sleeve has "E" in a circle at top right, as the first release. The record labels have the "Burbank palm tree" design and they are similar to those of the second German release with the larger copyright text in the circumference including "MADE IN GERMANY". They again have the French "SACEM" logo like the first French release. Track 6 on Side 5 (I Shall be Released) is again timed at 3:53.


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - Side 2 (Record 1, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - Side 3 (Record 2, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - detail of Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1), scan by Manuel García Jara (second release with "MADE IN GERMANY")

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - Side 4 (Record 2, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - Side 5 (Record 3, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, includes Bob's set with The Band, track 6 timed at 3:53)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - Side 6 (Record 3, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - detail of rear, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (copy with mixed first and second release labels)

Sergio Mariano Romay has a copy with mixed record labels, all with the "SACEM" logo: Sides 1, 2 and 5 do not have "MADE IN GERMANY" (as for the first release), Sides 3, 4 and 6 have "MADE IN GERMANY" (as for the second release). These are already shown. The rear sleeve has a sticker with "L" at rear top right covering the "E" as shown above. The records of this copy have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - 66076-A  WEA  3WS-1-31462  PF, Side 2 - WEA  3WS-2-3146-B  66076-B  PF sö, Side 3 - 020  WEA  -  3-3146-A  II  66076-C (faintly)  PF, Side 4 - 020  WEA  3WS-4-3146-B  PF, Side 5 - 020  WEA- 3-WS-5 ("PF" below this)  3146-A  66076-E (faintly), Side 6 - 020  WEA- 3WS-6-3146-B  PF  66076-F.


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - detail of rear of booklet, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (copy with mixed first and second release labels)


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - detail of rear, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (copy with mixed first and second release labels)


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - spine scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (copy with mixed first and second release labels)

Third release (1979):


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (all releases)

The third French release from 1979 again has the same sleeve and booklet printed in Germany. The rear sleeve still has "E" in a circle but there are traces of a removed sticker, unfortunately missing. The text "Made in Germany by WEA Musik GmbH." has been crossed out with a black marker pen on Manuel's copy. The records this time were made in France by Filipacchi Music (the logo of this company was usually on the sleeve, but it isn't here, nor is it on the record labels). The record labels again have the "Burbank palm tree" design, but they have a very different text layout, with "MADE IN FRANCE" and the "SACEM" logo. As stated above, track 6 on Side 5 (I Shall Be Released) is wrongly listed as 1:10 (the actual tracks on the LP side are the same as on the previous releases).


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - detail of rear with "Made in Germany" obscured, scan by Manuel García Jara (third release)


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - rear with "Made in Germany" obscured, scan by Manuel García Jara (third release)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - detail of rear with traces of glue over "France", scan by Manuel García Jara (third release "E")

Warner Bros WB 66 076 ( France) - Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (France) - detail of Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1), scan by Manuel García Jara (third release)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 ( France) - detail of Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1), scan by Manuel García Jara (third release)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (France) - Side 2 (Record 1, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (France) - Side 3 (Record 2, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (France) - Side 4 (Record 2, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (France) - Side 5 (Record 3, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, includes Bob's set with The Band, track 6 timed at 1:10)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (France) - detail of Side 5 (Record 3, Side 1), scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, track 6 wrongly timed at 1:10)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (France) - Side 6 (Record 3, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, no Dylan)

Fourth release (1981):


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth release)
This was the fourth French release of this album, the first with the new design of labels (there were two releases with records made in Germany with the "Burbank palm tree" design of labels and the French "SACEM" logo, and one previous with the records made in France).
Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth release "L")

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (France) - Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (France) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth release)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (France) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth release)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (France) - Side 2 (Record 1, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (France) - Side 3 (Record 2, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (France) - Side 4 (Record 2, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (France) - Side 5 (Record 3, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth release, includes Bob's set with The Band, track 6 timed at 1:10)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (France) - Side 6 (Record 3, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth release, no Dylan)

The sleeve was again printed in Germany and has "L" in a circle at top right of the rear, but the records themselves were made in France by Filipacchi Music. This time the company name is printed on the labels in the circumference text along with "MADE IN FRANCE". The copyright text in the circumference is part in capital letters, part in lower case. Side 5 track 6 (I Shall Be Released) is again wrongly timed at 1:10.

Fifth release (1983):


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (fifth release)

This is the fifth French release of this album, the second with the beige design of labels. The sleeve was printed in Germany and the copy shown has a sticker with "WE|323" covering part of the code on the rear at top right. The records were again made in France by Filipacchi Music and the labels are almost identical to those of the previous release, but the copyright text in the circumference is now all in capital letters. Side 5 track 6 (I Shall Be Released) is again wrongly timed at 1:10.


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - detail of rear with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (fifth release)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (France) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (fifth release)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (France) - Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1) scan by
Manuel García Jara (fifth release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (France) - Side 1 (Record 2, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (fifth release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (France) - Side 3 (Record 2, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (fifth release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (France) - Side 4 (Record 2, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (fifth release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (France) - Side 5 (Record 3, Side 1) scan by
Manuel García Jara (fifth release, includes Bob's set with The Band, track 6 timed at 1:10)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (France) - Side 6 (Record 3, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (fifth release, no Dylan)

Sixth release (1985):


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (sixth release)
The sixth (and almost certainly the last) French release of this set was released in 1985. While in South European countries (Spain, Italy, Yugoslavia or Greece) Warner Bros. was active until the late 1980s or early 1990s (see releases of Traveling Wilburys albums), from 1985 onwards in the rest of Europe records of this company were only made in Germany and exported to other countries.
Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (sixth release - "L" again)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (sixth release - "SACEM", no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - detail of Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (sixth release - "MADE IN GERMANY")

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - detail of Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (sixth release - "SACEM")

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - Side 2 (Record 1, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (sixth release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - Side 3 (Record 2, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (sixth release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - Side 4 (Record 2, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (sixth release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - Side 5 (Record 3, Side 1) scan by
Manuel García Jara (sixth release, includes Bob's set with The Band, track 6 timed at 3:53)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for France) - Side 6 (Record 3, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (sixth release, no Dylan)

Everything included in this French release was made in West Germany, the outer sleeve (again with "L" in a circle on the rear at top right), booklet and records. The record labels are identical to those of the equivalent German release (see above) but they have the "SACEM" instead of the "GEMA" logo. Side 5 track 6 (I Shall Be Released) is now timed at 3:53.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara and Sergio Mariano Romay for information and scans.


The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - 3LP set, Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Belgium), 1985:


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Belgium) - front scan by Manuel García Jara


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Belgium) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Belgium) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara ("L")

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Belgium) - detail of Side 1, (Record 1, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara ("SABAM")

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Belgium) - detail of Side 1, (Record 1, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara ("MADE IN GERMANY")


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Belgium) - Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Belgium) - Side 2 (Record 1, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Belgium) - Side 3 (Record 2, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Belgium) - Side 4 (Record 2, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Belgium) - Side 5 (Record 3, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (includes Bob's set with The Band, track 6 timed at 3:53)


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Belgium) - Side 6 (Record 3, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

This set is the second of four European releases of this album from 1985. The first was from France above, the third and fourth are from Austria and Switzerland below. All of them are very collectable, possibly the rarest of all the releases with the German sleeve. This set was made in Germany to be sold exclusively in the Belgian market. The rear sleeve again has "L" in a circle at top right and the record labels are identical to those of the fourth German release above except for the "SABAM" logo of the Belgian copyright organisation to the left of the centre hole. ("SABAM" is "Société d’Auteurs Belge – Belgische Auteurs Maatschappij"). Side 5 track 6 (I Shall Be Released) is now timed at 3:53.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - 3LP set, Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Austria), 1985:


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Austria) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

This is one of the rarest of all the German releases, made exclusively for the Austrian market. The sleeve has several noticeable differences on the rear from previous releases. There is a different code printed at rear top right in four lines, not in five as until now: WB 66 076 / (3 WS 3146) / Germany: "L" in a circle / France: WE 323 . For the first time "Germany" appears in this code and the code for France is different. There is in addition on this copy a yellow sticker with a new code. Also for the first time there is a difference at bottom right: there is a "WEA" logo in relief, hardly visible. The record labels are again identical to those of the fourth German release above but they have now the Austrian copyright logo "Austro Mechana" to the left of the centre hole. Side 5 track 6 (I Shall Be Released) is now timed at 3:53.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Austria) - rear with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Austria) - detail of rear with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Austria) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (raised "WEA" logo)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Austria) - detail of Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1), scan by Manuel García Jara ("Austro Mechana")

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Austria) - detail of Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1), scan by Manuel García Jara ("MADE IN GERMANY")


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Austria) - Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1) scan by
Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Austria) - Side 2 (Record 1, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Austria) - Side 3 (Record 2, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Austria) - Side 4 (Record 2, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Austria) - Side 5 (Record 3, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (includes Bob's set with The Band, track 6 timed at 3:53)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Austria) - Side 6 (Record 3, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - 3LP set, Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Switzerland), 1985:


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Switzerland) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

This album was bought in Zurich (Switzerland) was made in Germany for the Swiss market. It has the same sleeve as the Austrian release above with the code at rear top right in four lines and the "WEA" logo in relief at rear bottom right. There is also a sticker of a Swiss music store chain, Musik Hug, with what looks like a price code. The record labels are again identical to those of the fourth German release above but they have now no copyright logo to the left of the centre hole. The Swiss equivalent copyright organisation to "GEMA" or "STEMRA" is called "SUISA" (see example), but their logo is not shown. Side 5 track 6 (I Shall Be Released) is now timed at 3:53.


Dino Records 1201/1 (West Germany for Switzerland) - example of record label with "SUISA" logo


Musik Hug, Lucerne, Switzerland, 24 May 2011 (my photo)


Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Switzerland) - rear with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Switzerland) - detail of rear with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Switzerland) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (raised "WEA" logo)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Switzerland) - detail of Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1), scan by Manuel García Jara (no copyright logo)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Switzerland) - detail of Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1), scan by Manuel García Jara ("MADE IN GERMANY")

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Switzerland) - Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Switzerland) - Side 2 (Record 1, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Switzerland) - Side 3 (Record 2, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Switzerland) - Side 4 (Record 2, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Switzerland) - Side 5 (Record 3, Side 1) scan by Manuel García Jara (includes Bob's set with The Band, track 6 timed at 3:53)

Warner Bros WB 66 076 (West Germany for Switzerland) - Side 6 (Record 3, Side 2) scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - promo single LP release, Hispavox/Warner Bros CP 305 (Spain), Apr 1978:


Hispavox/Warner Bros CP 305 (Spain) - front scan by Ronald Born

Hispavox/Warner Bros CP 305 (Spain) - detail of front, scan by Ronald Born

Hispavox/Warner Bros CP 305 (Spain) - rear scan by Ronald Born

Hispavox/Warner Bros CP 305 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Ronald Born

Hispavox/Warner Bros CP 305 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Ronald Born

Hispavox/Warner Bros CP 305 (Spain) - detail of Side 2, scan by Ronald Born


Hispavox/Warner Bros CP 305 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Ronald Born

This was a single LP of tracks selected from the 3LP set, recorded live with The Band, Winterland, San Francisco, CA, 25 Nov 1976. This Spanish promo LP has exactly the same content as the US promo LP above.

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


The Band plus Guests - "El Último Vals [The Last Waltz]" - limited edition 3LP sets, Hispavox/Warner Bros S 96.302/S 90.031-033 (Spain), Apr 1978, re-released 1979:

Hispavox/Warner Bros S 96.302/S 90.031-033 (Spain), Apr 1978 (first release):


Hispavox/Warner Bros S 96.302/S 90.031-033 (Spain) - front with band, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release)
The first release of this very collectable set came in a limited edition of 5000 numbered copies. The copy shown is #0012. The outer sleeve has a black card band similar to a Japanese LP obi with Spanish text (the reverse of the band is plain black). As well as the three LPs, the outer sleeve contains the standard 12-page booklet. The LPs are in Hispavox inner sleeves and have buff Warner Bros labels with song titles in English and Spanish. There is a spelling mistake on Side 5, the side with Bob's set - I Shall Be Released is listed as "I Shall Be Relased". The first 100 copies of the set had a coupon to send away for a set of 12 posters sized 34cm x 24cm (13.5" x 9.5") and a free 7" limited edition single. Only the film poster and the poster with Bob are shown. The poster set has been reissued by CB Films, the Spanish distributors of "The Last Waltz" and can still be purchased today. The limited edition single below is extremely rare.


Hispavox/Warner Bros S 96.302/S 90.031-033 (Spain) - limited edition coupon scan by Manuel García Jara (first release)


Hispavox/Warner Bros S 96.302/S 90.031-033 (Spain) - front without band, scan by Manuel García Jara (first two releases)


Hispavox/Warner Bros S 96.302/S 90.031-033 (Spain) - detail of front with band, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, second release is the same)


Hispavox/Warner Bros S 96.302/S 90.031-033 (Spain) - rear without band, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release)


Hispavox/Warner Bros S 96.302/S 90.031-033 (Spain) - booklet front scan by Manuel García Jara (first two releases)


Hispavox/Warner Bros S 96.302/S 90.031-033 (Spain) - booklet rear scan by Manuel García Jara (first two releases)


Hispavox/Warner Bros S 96.302/S 90.031-033 (Spain) - limited edition poster scan by Manuel García Jara (first release only)


Hispavox/Warner Bros S 96.302/S 90.031-033 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release #0012)


Hispavox/Warner Bros S 96.302/S 90.031-033 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (first two releases)


Hispavox/Warner Bros S 96.302/S 90.031-033 (Spain) - inner sleeve front scan by Manuel García Jara (first two releases, rear is blank)


Hispavox/Warner Bros S 96.302/S 90.031-033 (Spain) - limited edition poster scan by Manuel García Jara (first release only)


Hispavox/Warner Bros S 96.302/S 90.031 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, no Dylan)


Hispavox/Warner Bros S 96.302/S 90.031 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, no Dylan)


Hispavox/Warner Bros S 96.302/S 90.032 (Spain) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, no Dylan)

Hispavox/Warner Bros S 96.302/S 90.032 (Spain) - detail of Side 3, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, compare with Side 3 of second release below)


Hispavox/Warner Bros S 96.302/S 90.032 (Spain) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, no Dylan)


Hispavox/Warner Bros S 96.302/S 90.033 (Spain) - Side 5 scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, includes Dylan)


Hispavox/Warner Bros S 96.302/S 90.033 (Spain) - detail of Side 5 with mistake "I SHALL BE RELASED", scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, track 6 timed at 3:53)


Hispavox/Warner Bros S 96.302/S 90.033 (Spain) - Side 6 scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, no Dylan)

Hispavox/Warner Bros S 96.302/S 90.031-033 (Spain), 1979 (second release):

There was a very important difference in the way of working of CBS Spain and Hispavox. CBS albums always were released in limited quantities (a few thousands) and when copies were sold out those records were reissued again and again, usually with several differences from previous releases (ideal for collectors!). Hispavox always released albums in massive quantities (many thousands) and for this reason Hispavox albums were rarely reissued. It is therefore surprising that The Last Waltz was first released in Spain as a limited edition (only 5000 copies) for collectors. Those copies were sold out quickly and in 1979 Hispavox had to reissue this set, and amazingly released a second edition for collectors, again limited to 5000 copies.


Hispavox/Warner Bros S 96.302/S 90.031-033 (Spain) - front with band, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)
This second release is essentially identical to the first release: it has an identical cardboard band, booklet, inner sleeves and record labels. The most noticeable difference is the top left corner of the rear sleeve: now the text is "Segunda edición numerada para coleccionistas de 5000 ejemplares. Disco nº: 6464" [Second numbered release of 5000 copies for collectors. Record #6464].
Hispavox/Warner Bros S 96.302/S 90.031-033 (Spain) - rear with band, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

Hispavox/Warner Bros S 96.302/S 90.031-033 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release #6464)

Hispavox/Warner Bros S 96.302/S 90.031 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, no Dylan)

Hispavox/Warner Bros S 96.302/S 90.031 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, no Dylan)

Hispavox/Warner Bros S 96.302/S 90.032 (Spain) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, no Dylan)

Hispavox/Warner Bros S 96.302/S 90.032 (Spain) - detail of Side 3, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, first "S" missing, compare with Side 3 of first release below)

Hispavox/Warner Bros S 96.302/S 90.032 (Spain) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, no Dylan)

Hispavox/Warner Bros S 96.302/S 90.033 (Spain) - Side 5 with mistake "I SHALL BE RELASED", timed at 3:53, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, includes Dylan)

Hispavox/Warner Bros S 96.302/S 90.033 (Spain) - Side 6 scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, no Dylan)

The first copy of this second release was record #5001, so the copy shown is actually #1464 of this new release. The record labels are identical to that of the first release, apart from a slight difference on the Side 3 record label (Side 1 of record 2), the first release has the correct reference "S 96.302 / S 96.032", while this copy has just "96.302 / S 96.032" (first "S" missing). The spelling mistake on Side 5 is still there with I Shall Be Released listed as "I Shall Be Relased". This track is timed at 3:53 (see comments for other releases above).

Hispavox/Warner Bros S 56.301/S 50.057-059 (Spain), 1981 (third release - promo and commercial copies):


Hispavox/Warner Bros S 56.301/S 50.057-059 (Spain) - front with promo stamp, scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, promo copy)
This set was originally released in Spain in 1978 in two limited editions for collectors and it was reissued in 1981 as a standard edition, with a new catalogue number (56.031). Both promo and commercial copies are shown.
Hispavox/Warner Bros S 56.301/S 50.057-059 (Spain) - front promo stamp, scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, promo copy)

Hispavox/Warner Bros S 56.301/S 50.057-059 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, commercial copy)

Hispavox/Warner Bros S 56.301/S 50.057-059 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, promo and commercial copies)

Hispavox/Warner Bros S 56.301/S 50.057-059 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, promo and commercial copies)

Hispavox/Warner Bros S 56.301/S 50.057 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, promo copy)

Hispavox/Warner Bros S 56.301/S 50.057 (Spain) - detail of Side 1 with promo text on left, scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, promo copy)

Hispavox/Warner Bros S 56.301/S 50.057 (Spain) - detail of Side 2, scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, promo copy)

Hispavox/Warner Bros S 56.301/S 50.057 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, promo copy, no Dylan)

Hispavox/Warner Bros S 56.301/S 50.057 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, promo copy, no Dylan)

Hispavox/Warner Bros S 56.301/S 50.058 (Spain) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, promo copy, no Dylan)

Hispavox/Warner Bros S 56.301/S 50.058 (Spain) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, promo copy, no Dylan)

Hispavox/Warner Bros S 56.301/S 50.059 (Spain) - Side 5 scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, promo copy, includes Bob's set)

Hispavox/Warner Bros S 56.301/S 50.059 (Spain) - Side 6 scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, promo copy, no Dylan)

Hispavox/Warner Bros S 56.301/S 50.057 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, commercial copy)

Hispavox/Warner Bros S 56.301/S 50.057 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, commercial copy)

Hispavox/Warner Bros S 56.301/S 50.057 (Spain) - detail of Side 2, scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, commercial copy)

Hispavox/Warner Bros S 56.301/S 50.057 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, commercial copy, no Dylan)

Hispavox/Warner Bros S 56.301/S 50.057 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, commercial copy, no Dylan)

Hispavox/Warner Bros S 56.301/S 50.058 (Spain) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, commercial copy, no Dylan)

Hispavox/Warner Bros S 56.301/S 50.058 (Spain) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, commercial copy, no Dylan)

Hispavox/Warner Bros S 56.301/S 50.059 (Spain) - Side 5 scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, commercial copy, includes Bob's set)

Hispavox/Warner Bros S 56.301/S 50.059 (Spain) - Side 6 scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, commercial copy, no Dylan)


Hispavox/Warner Bros S 56.301/S 50.057-059 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (third release, promo and commercial copies)

The very rare promotional copy was distributed to radio stations in 1981. The front has a gold embossed stamp with the text "PROMOCIONAL", almost identical to that of the US promo release of 1978 (see above). Each record is individually numbered (50.057/8/9). The record labels are white with promo text on side 1 of each record. The commercial copy has the same sleeve without the promo stamp, and the records this time have beige Warner Bros labels with parallel lines.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


The Band plus Guests - "El Último Vals [The Last Waltz]" - limited edition three cassette set, Hispavox/Warner Bros CB 96.302/C 90.031-033 (Spain), Apr 1978:


Hispavox/Warner Bros CB 96.302/C 90.031-033 (Spain) - box front scan by Manuel García Jara
There were no special releases for collectors in tape format. The three-tape release is a common item, the three-tape boxed set is extremely rare, but to find a copy like the one shown left and right with the box still intact, is almost a miracle!


Hispavox/Warner Bros CB 96.302/C 90.031 (Spain) - outside of cassette 1 insert, scan by Manuel García Jara


Hispavox/Warner Bros CB 96.302/C 90.031 (Spain) - inside of cassette 1 insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

Hispavox/Warner Bros CB 96.302/C 90.032 (Spain) - outside of cassette 2 insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

Hispavox/Warner Bros CB 96.302/C 90.031-033 (Spain) - box rear scan by Manuel García Jara


Hispavox/Warner Bros CB 96.302/C 90.032 (Spain) - inside of cassette 2 insert, scan by Manuel García Jara


Hispavox/Warner Bros CB 96.302/C 90.033 (Spain) - outside of cassette 3 insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

Hispavox/Warner Bros CB 96.302/C 90.033 (Spain) - inside of cassette 3 insert, scan by Manuel García Jara


Hispavox/Warner Bros CB 96.302/C 90.031-033 (Spain) - detail of box spine, scan by Manuel García Jara


Hispavox/Warner Bros CB 96.302/C 90.031-033 (Spain) - detail of box rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


Hispavox/Warner Bros CB 96.302/C 90.031-033 (Spain) - detail of box rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


Hispavox/Warner Bros CB 96.302/C 90.031-033 (Spain) - box spine scan by Manuel García Jara


Hispavox/Warner Bros CB 96.302/C 90.031 (Spain) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)
This long box came to record shops with a serious design fault: the box is very narrow and it opens at top and bottom. Tapes #1 & #3 can be removed with some difficulty by shaking the box, but tape #2 can be only removed only by pushing it out forcefully with a serious risk of breaking the spines. Hispavox's solution was simple: eliminate the box. For this reason, only the earliest copies of this album were released as a boxed set; only a few weeks later, further copies came to record shops without the box. The first copy shown has the box still intact just because nobody has tried to remove the tapes since 1978. The tape scans are from a copy without the box, but they are absolutely identical. They have the usual Hispavox labels with dark blue colour and silver text. I Shall Be Released is again "I Shall Be Relased" on the flap and inside of the cassette 3 insert and on the Side 5 cassette label.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.



Hispavox/Warner Bros CB 96.302/C 90.031 (Spain) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)


Hispavox/Warner Bros CB 96.302/C 90.032 (Spain) - cassette Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Hispavox/Warner Bros CB 96.302/C 90.032 (Spain) - cassette Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Hispavox/Warner Bros CB 96.302/C 90.033 (Spain) - cassette Side 5 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes Bob's set)

Hispavox/Warner Bros CB 96.302/C 90.033 (Spain) - cassette Side 6 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

The Band - "El Peso [The Weight]"/Bob Dylan & The Band - "Van A Dejarme Libre [I Shall Be Released]" - limited edition 7" stereo single, Hispavox/Warner Bros (no catalogue number) (Spain), Apr 1978:


Front of 7" single sleeve scan by Manuel García Jara

Detail of front of 7" single sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara ("037" of 100)

Rear of 7" single sleeve scan by Manuel García Jara

7" single A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Detail of 7" single A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara

7" single B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (includes Dylan)

Capitol/EMI CSL 2269 (Spain, 1968) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

Capitol/EMI CSL 2269 (Spain, 1968) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

Capitol/EMI CSL 2269 (Spain, 1968) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Capitol/EMI CSL 2269 (Spain, 1968) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Warner Bros PRO-A 730 (USA, 1978) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Warner Bros 17187 (France, 1978) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

This single given away to the first 100 applications using the coupon above is the only 7" single from The Last Waltz with Bob Dylan released anywhere worldwide. The copy shown is #37 of the 100 manufactured. There is no catalogue number. Each side has text "OBSEQUIO DE HISPAVOX PROHIBIDA SU VENTA [GIFT OF HISPAVOX SALE PROHIBITED]". The text which is now faded to grey was stamped on to the generic printed labels, the printed text has remained black. This single from the Band's farewell concert is a recreation of The Band's first 7" single release in 1968 which had the same two songs taken from their Capitol album Music From Big Pink, see Honourable Mentions. Although The Weight was translated as El Peso both times, I Shall Be Released is translated as "Quedaré Libre" in 1968 and "Van A Dejarme Libre" in 1978! The B-side is timed at 3:53 as on the LP sides that have track timings (apart from the third French release, where it's wrongly timed at 1:10).

Apart from the Spanish single, there were two singles taken from The Last Waltz released in many countries: Out Of The Blue/The Well (released in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) and Theme From The Last Waltz/Out Of The Blue (released in the USA, UK, Germany, France, Japan, etc.). A US promo 7" single of Out Of The Blue/The Well and a French commercial 7" single of Theme From The Last Waltz/Out Of The Blue are shown as examples.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - 3LP release, Warner Bros WB 0758/59/60 (Greece), 1978:


Warner Bros WB 0758/59/60 (Greece) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros WB 0758/59/60 (Greece) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros WB 0758/59/60 (Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros WB 0758/59/60 (Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros WB 0758/59/60 (Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros WB 0758 (Greece) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (Record 1, Side 1, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 0758 (Greece) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros WB 0758 (Greece) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (Record 1, Side 2, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 0759 (Greece) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (Record 2, Side 1, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 0759 (Greece) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (Record 2, Side 2, no Dylan)

Warner Bros WB 0760 (Greece) - Side 5 scan by Manuel García Jara (Record 3, Side 1, includes Dylan set)

Warner Bros WB 0760 (Greece) - Side 6 scan by Manuel García Jara (Record 3, Side 2, no Dylan)


Warner Bros WB 0758/59/60 (Greece) - spine scan by Manuel García Jara

This stereo vinyl 3LP release was made by EMI in Greece for Warner Bros. Like other worldwide releases, there is a single wide sleeve holding the three records in plain sleeves plus the 12" booklet. The set includes the same booklet as the German releases above. The records are individually numbered and have Warner Bros "Burbank palm tree" picture labels. There no mistakes in the song titles of the Dylan set, unlike on the cassette release.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - 3 cassette release, Warner Bros TC-WB 0758/0759/0760 (Greece), 1978:


Warner Bros TC-WB 0758 (Greece) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (cassette 1)

Warner Bros TC-WB 0758 (Greece) - outside of insert scan by Manuel García Jara (cassette 1 - inside is blank)

Warner Bros TC-WB 0758 (Greece) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (cassette 1, Side 1)

Warner Bros TC-WB 0758 (Greece) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (cassette 1, Side 2)

Warner Bros TC-WB 0759 (Greece) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (cassette 2)

Warner Bros TC-WB 0759 (Greece) - outside of insert scan by Manuel García Jara (cassette 2 - inside is blank)

Warner Bros TC-WB 0759 (Greece) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (cassette 2, Side 1)

Warner Bros TC-WB 0759 (Greece) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (cassette 2, Side 2)

Warner Bros TC-WB 0760 (Greece) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (cassette 3)

Warner Bros TC-WB 0760 (Greece) - outside of insert scan by Manuel García Jara (cassette 3 - inside is blank)

Warner Bros TC-WB 0760 (Greece) - Side 5 scan by Manuel García Jara (cassette 3, Side 1)

Warner Bros TC-WB 0760 (Greece) - Side 6 scan by Manuel García Jara (cassette 3, Side 2)

This tape release was made by EMI in Greece for Warner Bros and came on three separate cassettes. The insides of the inserts are blank. The cassettes are separately numbered TC-WB 0758, TC-WB 0759 and TC-WB 0760, and are buff with pink Warner Bros paper labels. Track 2 on the Side 5 label (cassette 3 Side 1) is incorrectly shown as "Baby Let Me Follow You Dawn", and track 3 is listed as "Don't Believe You" instead of I Don't Believe You.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - 3LP release, Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia), 1979 (three variants):


Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia) - front scan by Hanns Peter Bushoff (all variants)


Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (all variants)


Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia) - detail of rear, scan by Hanns Peter Bushoff (all variants - "66o76")

Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia) - detail of rear, scan by Hanns Peter Bushoff (all variants)

Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia) - booklet front scan by Hanns Peter Bushoff (all variants)


Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia) - detail of booklet front, scan by Hanns Peter Bushoff (all variants - "66o76")


Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia) - detail of rear, scan by Hanns Peter Bushoff (all variants)


Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia) - spine scan by Manuel García Jara (all variants - "66o76")

The Yugoslav release of the album was manufactured under licence for Warner Bros by Suzy Records of Zagreb (now Croatia). Suzy Records released Planet Waves and Before The Flood in conjunction with Asylum Records as well as Dylan albums and singles for CBS Records during the 1970s and 1980s until Down In The Groove in 1988. The catalogue number is misprinted as "66o76" on the rear sleeve, spine and booklet front. There are three record label variants, all in the same sleeve, and their sequence of release is not obvious.

Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia), early 1979 (first variant):


Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant, no Dylan)
This set has identical artwork to that of the other two releases but these record labels are completely different from the other two. Hans Seegers dates this album as being the second to be released chronologically, which means that Suzy Records must have ordered records from Helidon of Ljubljana (now Slovenia) and also from this company, Diskos of Aranđelovac (now Serbia) at more or less the same time, releasing these slightly later. The records have the "Burbank Palm Tree" design of labels with "1978" as date of release in all sides.


Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant - dated "1978" on all sides)


Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant)

Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant - "PRESSED BY DISKOS")

Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant, no Dylan)

Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant, no Dylan)

Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant, no Dylan)

Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia) -
Side 5 scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant, includes Bob's set)

Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia) - Side 6 scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant, no Dylan)

According to the accepted historic sequence in Warner Bros record label designs, the green Warner labels (1968-72) were earlier than the "Burbank Palm Tree" labels (1972-78), but the matrix numbers on these records (LP-66076 A/B/C/D/E/F) have "211278" (21 Dec 1978) on sides 1 and 2; "251278" (25 Dec 1978) on sides 3 and 4 and "221278" (22 Dec 1978) on sides 5 and 6, so it must have been released in early 1979. There are no mistakes in the song titles, as on the other two variants below.

Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia), early 1979 (second variant):


Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant, no Dylan)

The second and third variant records have unique green Warner Bros/Suzy Records labels. These records were pressed by Helidon, who also pressed Nashville Skyline in 1982 (most CBS Records were pressed by Jugoton). Hans Seegers dates the first of these (the one I've called the second variant) as being first chronologically.


Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant - dated "1978" on all sides)

Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant - "PRESSED BY HELIDON", third variant has the same text)

Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant - Warner Bros logo in red and green)

Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant, no Dylan)

Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant, no Dylan)

Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant, no Dylan)

Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia) - Side 5 scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant, includes Bob's set)

Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia) - Side 6 scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant, no Dylan)

These second variant records have green labels with a red and green Warner logo (a different green from the background green colour). All sides of the labels have "1978" as date of release, even though this set cannot have been not released until early 1979: according to the matrix numbers (again LP-66076-A/B/C/D/E/F), all sides have in addition the pressing date "221278" (22 Dec 1978), so it is almost impossible that it was released in 1978. There are two mistakes on the record labels: on Side 1 Stage Fright is listed as "Stager-Fright", and on Side 3 Mannish Boy is listed as just "Mannish".

Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia), late 1979 (third variant):


Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (third variant, no Dylan)

This variant set, also pressed by Helidon, is almost certainly the third release chronologically. This copy also has green Warner Bros labels but there are now noticeable differences from the previous release: the Warner logo is in black only (no red or different green), some text elements are in different positions to the left and at right of the centre hole, the tracklist text is printed in bigger characters and sides 1 to 4 have "1979" as the date of release, but curiously sides 5 and 6 still have "1978". According to the matrix numbers (again LP 66076-A/B/C/D/E/F) sides 1, 2, 3 and 4 have "30879" (30 Aug 1979) as the pressing date, but side 5 has "221278" (22 Dec 1978, as for the two previous side 5s) and side 6 has "30679" (30 Jun 1979). It implies that this set was not released until Sep 1979.
Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (third variant - dated "1979" on Sides 1-4, "1978" on Sides 5-6)


Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (third variant - Warner Bros logo in black)


Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (third variant, no Dylan)

Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (third variant, no Dylan)

Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (third variant, no Dylan)


Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia) - Side 5 scan by Hanns Peter Bushoff (third variant, includes Bob's set)


Warner Bros/Suzy Records WB 66076 (Yugoslavia) - Side 5 scan by Manuel García Jara (third variant, no Dylan)

The song titles on these labels still have the same mistakes as in the previous Helidon release. The label scan by Dr. Hanns Peter Bushoff looks a lighter green, but this is probably just a scanner difference.

Thanks to Dr. Hanns Peter Bushoff and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - 3LP set, Warner Bros 66076 (Israel), 1978:


Warner Bros 66076 (Israel) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
This Israeli release has the same catalogue number used in all European countries except in Spain. This catalogue number is present only on the record labels and on the spine, but not on the front or the rear sleeve. The wide single sleeve has Hebrew text in a golden star, printed not a sticker, which must be the album title and artists. The rear sleeve has copyright text in English and in Hebrew at the bottom and also the artist list is also translated into Hebrew. The includes the usual US booklet with "Printed in USA" and the US catalogue number, even though this set has the European catalogue number. The records were made in Israel and have the Burbank Palm Tree label design with all text in English except "MADE IN ISRAEL" in Hebrew.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Warner Bros 66076 (Israel) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (printed, not a sticker)

Warner Bros 66076 (Israel) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros 66076 (Israel) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros 66076 (Israel) - detail of booklet rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (US catalogue number)

Warner Bros 66076 (Israel) - detail of booklet rear, scan by Manuel García Jara ("Made in U.S.A.")

Warner Bros 66076 (Israel) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Warner Bros 66076 (Israel) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Warner Bros 66076 (Israel) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Warner Bros 66076 (Israel) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Warner Bros 66076 (Israel) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Warner Bros 66076 (Israel) - Side 5 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes Bob's set)

Warner Bros 66076 (Israel) - Side 6 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)


Warner Bros 66076 (Israel) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


Warner Bros 66076 (Israel) - spine scan by Manuel García Jara


The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - promo and commercial 3LP sets, Warner Bros P-5552~4W (Japan), Apr 1978:


Warner Bros P-5552~4W (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Wil Gielen
This set has a black and white obi with price ¥5,700. The promo release records have plain white labels with black text and Japanese characters indicating a sample, the commercial release records have the US-style palm tree design Warner Bros labels. There was a 12-page stapled booklet in English and a 4-page insert in English and Japanese which included not only lyrics but also the transcription of words before and after every track. The records had paper inner sleeves with the catalogue number individually printed on them. There is a mistake (unusual in Japanese records): "It Makes No Diferrence" on the Side 2 label and on the front of the insert. Track 6 on Side 5 (I Shall Be Released) is wrongly timed at 1:29 (the length of the fade listed on some releases).

Thanks to Wil Gielen and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Warner Bros P-5552~4W (Japan) - rear with obi, scan by Wil Gielen


Warner Bros P-5552W (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Wil Gielen (promo release, no Dylan)


Warner Bros P-5552W (Japan) - detail of Side 1, scan by Wil Gielen (promo release)

Warner Bros P-5552~4W (Japan) - detail of rear of booklet, scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

Warner Bros P-5552W (Japan) - detail of inner sleeve for Record 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

Warner Bros P-5553W (Japan) - detail of inner sleeve for Record 2, scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

Warner Bros P-5554W (Japan) - detail of inner sleeve for Record 3, scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

Warner Bros P-5552~4W (Japan) - front of insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

Warner Bros P-5552~4W (Japan) - rear of insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

Warner Bros P-5552~4W (Japan) - outside of booklet, scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

Warner Bros P-5552~4W (Japan) - detail of rear of booklet, scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

Warner Bros P-5552W (Japan) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros P-5552W (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Wil Gielen (commercial release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros P-5552W (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros P-5553W (Japan) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros P-5553W (Japan) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release, no Dylan)

Warner Bros P-5554W (Japan) - Side 5 scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release, includes Bob's set)

Warner Bros P-5554W (Japan) - Side 6 scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release, no Dylan)

The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - 3LP set, Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Australia), Apr 1978:


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Australia) - front with sticker, scan by Stuart Moore
Thanks to Stuart Moore for scans of the Australian 3LP release, which also has a front sticker and the US-style palm tree design Warner Bros labels. There are no track timings on any of the record labels.

More scans required!

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Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Australia) - detail of front with sticker, scan by Stuart Moore

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Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (no Dylan)


The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - 3LP set, Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (New Zealand), Apr 1978 (two variants):


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (New Zealand) - front scan by Bill Hester (both variants)

The New Zealand 3LP release has no country of origin on the sleeve or labels, although "Printed by Image Printing" is added at rear bottom right. The front sleeve has no stickers.


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (New Zealand) - rear scan by Bill Hester (both variants)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (New Zealand) - detail of rear, scan by Bill Hester (both variants)

Warner Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (New Zealand) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2 - no Dylan)

Warner Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (New Zealand) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2 - no Dylan)

Warner Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (New Zealand) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2 - no Dylan)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (New Zealand) - Side 4 scan by Bill Hester (variant 1 with misprint "4146" - no Dylan)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (New Zealand) - detail of Side 4, scan by Bill Hester (variant 1 with misprint "4146")


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (New Zealand) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2 - no misprint)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (New Zealand) - detail of Side 4, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2 - no misprint)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (New Zealand) - Side 5 scan by Bill Hester (variant 1 - includes Dylan's set)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (New Zealand) - detail of Side 5, scan by Bill Hester (variant 1)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (New Zealand) - detail of Side 5, scan by Bill Hester (variant 1)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (New Zealand) - Side 5 scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2 - includes Dylan's set)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (New Zealand) - detail of Side 5, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2 - "5" closer to centre hole)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (New Zealand) - detail of Side 5, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2 - no gap between bottom two lines)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (New Zealand) - Side 6 scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2 - no Dylan)

The records have plain Warner Bros labels - Side 4 of Bill's Hester's copy has a misprinted catalogue number of "3WS 4146/2" instead of "3WS 3146/2". There are no track timings on any of the record labels. Manuel García Jara has a copy in the same sleeve with slightly different record labels - the Side 4 label has the correct catalogue number 3WS 3146/2 while the Side 5 label with Dylan's set has two slight differences: the "5" is closer to the centre hole and there is less space between the two lines at the bottom of the label.

Thanks to Bill Hester and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - 3LP set, Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Philippines), 1978, re-released 1980s:


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Philippines) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)
These rare releases were manufactured in the Philippines. As in many countries, they have the US catalogue number on the sleeve and record labels. Like in the rest of the world, they have a wide single sleeve that holds all three records, but unusually the sleeve is divided into three pockets to hold the three records (the centre pocket is wider to hold the booklet as well).
Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Philippines) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Philippines) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release - unwanted "S" in title partly obscured)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Philippines) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Philippines) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Philippines) - detail of rear with two errors, scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Philippines) - detail of booklet front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Philippines) - detail of Side 5, scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Philippines) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Philippines) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release - no Dylan)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Philippines) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release - no Dylan)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Philippines) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release - no Dylan)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Philippines) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release - no Dylan)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Philippines) - Side 5 scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release - includes Dylan)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Philippines) - Side 6 scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release - no Dylan)

This sleeve has an unique front with text above and below the centre picture, plus the artist list around the border. The 1978 front looks identical to that of the 1980s release below, but it has a very important difference: there is a mistake on the front in the title itself. The title was originally printed as "ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURES SOUNDTRACK". Warner Bros tried to correct this error with a black panel ("3 RECORD SET") overprinted (not a sticker) but the last "S" is still partially visible! This error was corrected in the 1980s reissue, see below. The rear sleeves of both releases are identical with the mistake "The Weigt" instead of The Weight and "The Last Waltz Reprain" instead of The Last Waltz Refrain (the song titles are correct on the Side 6 labels). The first release also includes the usual booklet (see detail).

The records have unusual laminated labels and they have the "Burbank palm trees" design. The text “PARI MEMBERS APPROVED” appears in a circle on each label (PARI = "Philippine Association Of Record Industry Inc."). The records of the copy shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - 3WS-1-3146-Rec-1 Re-1 Lw-4 AZ, Side 2 - 3WS-2-3146-Rec-1 Re-1 Lw-3 AZ, Side 3 - 3WS 3146-Record 2 Side A, Side 4 - SIDE 4 3WS-2-3146-Rec-2 Re-1 Lw-1 AZ, Side 5 - SIDE 5 3WS-1-3146-Rec-3 Re-1 Lw-1 AZ, Side 6 - SIDE6 3WS-2-3146-Rec-3 Re-1 Lw-1 AZ. Track 6 on Side 5 (I Shall Be Released) is wrongly timed at 1:29 (the length of the fade listed on some releases).


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Philippines) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Philippines) - inside edge showing three pockets, scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Philippines) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Gerd Rundel's 1980s copy comes without a booklet or insert (this may have been missing or not present from new). The mistake in the album title on the front has now been corrected and the "3 RECORD SET" panel is printed in a more appropriate place. The records now have plain grey Warner Bros laminated labels, still with the "PARI MEMBER APPROVED" logo. The records of the copy shown have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - "3WS-1-3146-Rec-1-Re-1", Side 2 - "3WS-2-3146-Rec-1-Re-1", Side 3 - "3WS 3146 Record 2 Side A", Side 4 - "Side 4 3WS-2-3146-Rec-2-Re-1", Side 5 - "Side 5 3WS-1-3146-Rec-3-Re-1", Side 6 - "Side 6 3WS-2-3146-Rec-3-Re-1". Track 6 on Side 5 (I Shall Be Released) is timed at 3:53 plus the 1:29 fade.


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Philippines) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release - title corrected)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Philippines) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Philippines) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Philippines) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Philippines) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Philippines) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Philippines) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release - no Dylan)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Philippines) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release - no Dylan)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Philippines) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release - no Dylan)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Philippines) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release - no Dylan)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Philippines) - Side 5 scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release - includes Dylan)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Philippines) - Side 6 scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release - no Dylan)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (Philippines) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Thanks to Gerd Rundel and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - 3LP set, Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (South Africa), 1978:


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (South Africa) - front with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara
The South African release of this set has the same catalogue number as in the US release. It was made in South Africa by WEA Records (Pty.) Ltd. and the sleeve was printed by Artone Press.
Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (South Africa) - front sticker scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (South Africa) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (South Africa) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (South Africa) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (South Africa) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (South Africa) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (South Africa) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (South Africa) - Side 5 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes Bob's set)

Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (South Africa) - Side 6 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)


Warner Bros 3WS 3146 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara ("Artone Press" logo in centre)

The front sleeve has the same sticker as the US release but with black lettering on a white background. The set includes the US booklet. The records have beige Warner Bros labels and Manuel thinks this set was never released with "Burbank Palm Tree" design of labels.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - promo stereo LPs and commercial 3LP set, Warner Bros 36.066/7/8 (Brazil), 1978:


Warner Bros 36.066/7/8 (Brazil) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
This first Brazilian release, like all WEA albums, was made by Gravaçôes Electricas of São Paulo, part of Discos Continental. It has the usual wide single sleeve but printed on the front is the text "3 Discos. Trilha Sonora do Filme 'O Último Concerto de Rock' [3 Records. Soundtrack of 'The Last Concert of Rock']". In Spain, the movie and the album have the translated title El Último Vals but in the rest of the Spanish speaking countries both were El Último Rock and in Brazil the title was similar, O Último Concerto de Rock for the movie, while the album always had its original English title. The rear sleeve has the Warner Bros logo at top right and copyright text at the bottom, but the rear is unique in having sleeve notes taken from the dialogue of the movie.


Warner Bros 36.066/7/8 (Brazil) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara


Warner Bros 36.066/7/8 (Brazil) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros 36.066/7/8 (Brazil) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros 36.066/7/8 (Brazil) - inner sleeve front scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros 36.066/7/8 (Brazil) - inner sleeve rear scan by Manuel García Jara (same for all three records)

Warner Bros 36.066/7/8 (Brazil) - detail of inner sleeve rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros 36.066/7/8 (Brazil) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros 36.066 (Brazil) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Warner Bros 36.066 (Brazil) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Warner Bros 36.067 (Brazil) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Warner Bros 36.067 (Brazil) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Warner Bros 36.068 (Brazil) - Side 5 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes Bob's set)

Warner Bros 36.068 (Brazil) - Side 6 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)


Warner Bros 36.066/7/8 (Brazil) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

This set doesn't have the usual booklet, but the inner sleeves have the same front and rear as the booklet with the Brazilian catalogue number printed at top right on rear. This inner sleeve is identical for all three records. The record labels have the Burbank Palm Tree design with typewritten style lettering, individually numbered "36.066", "36.067" and "36.068". There was a later set released in Brazil in the early 1980s with the same catalogue number as this, but with the new record label design - to be added.


Warner Bros 36.066/7/8 (Brazil) - front with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo release)
Warner Bros released a single LP promoting the set in countries such as the USA and Spain, with a selection of tracks from each of the 3 LPs. This is different, Warner Bros Brazil had a promo single LP sleeve printed, and then put one of the 3 LPs from the commercial release inside it.
Warner Bros 36.066/7/8 (Brazil) - front sticker scan by Manuel García Jara (promo release)

Warner Bros 36.066/7/8 (Brazil) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (promo release)

Warner Bros 36.068 (Brazil) - Side 5 scan by Manuel García Jara (promo copy, same as commercial release, includes Bob's set)

Warner Bros 36.068 (Brazil) - Side 6 scan by Manuel García Jara (promo copy, same as commercial release, no Dylan)

The designs of the front and rear sleeve are the same as that of the commercial release, so that the rear shows the original catalogue numbers of the triple album: "36.066/7/8". There is a sticker on front with the text "Adverténcia: Produto Invendável / Amostra Grátis Tributada / Exclusivamente Promocional [WARNINGNot For Sale / Free Sample Taxed / Exclusively Promotional]". This is a single album, so the sticker covers the original printed text "3 Discos [3 Records]". The copy shown has Record 3 (36.068) which includes Bob's set, but promo copies with Records 1 (36.066) or 2 (36.067) can also be found. There are no promotional indications on the records themselves.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - commercial 3LP set, Warner Bros 675.7001 (Brazil), 1990:


Warner Bros 675.7001 (Brazil) - front with seal on right, scan by Manuel García Jara
This reissue set was released in Brazil in 1990, sold in the Warner Bros "Discoteca Básica [Basic Discotheque]" series (records sold at a special price) and, like other Warner Bros records of the time with different artists (e.g. Traveling Wilburys), it was made by BMG Ariola in Sâo Paulo for WEA Discos Ltda. This reissue is very different from the original set released in 1978.

The catalogue number is different, but there are other numbers printed on the rear sleeve or on the booklet ("759927346-1" or "01081") The catalogue numbers of all Warner Group releases today start with "7599", so this was a new series number (see the German 2000 CD release below).


Warner Bros 675.7001 (Brazil) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros 675.7001 (Brazil) - detail of front with seal, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros 675.7001 (Brazil) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros 675.7001 (Brazil) - rear with seal on left, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros 675.7001 (Brazil) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


Warner Bros 675.7001 (Brazil) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


Warner Bros 675.7001 (Brazil) - detail of rear with seal, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros 675.7001 (Brazil) - booklet front scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros 675.7001 (Brazil) - detail of booklet front, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros 675.7001 (Brazil) - booklet rear scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros 675.7001 (Brazil) - detail of booklet rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros 675.7001 (Brazil) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros 675.7001 (Brazil) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (Record 1, Side 1 - no Dylan)

Warner Bros 675.7001 (Brazil) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (Record 1, Side 2 - no Dylan)

Warner Bros 675.7001 (Brazil) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (Record 2, Side 1 - no Dylan)

Warner Bros 675.7001 (Brazil) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (Record 2, Side 2 - no Dylan)

Warner Bros 675.7001 (Brazil) - Side 5 scan by Manuel García Jara (Record 3, Side 1 - includes Bob's set)

Warner Bros 675.7001 (Brazil) - Side 6 scan by Manuel García Jara (Record 3, Side 2 - no Dylan)


Warner Bros 675.7001 (Brazil) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

The sleeve has a noticeable yellow colour. The front sleeve text with the Portuguese title "O último concerto de rock" and the rear sleeve text about The Band are missing from this reissue. There is new text printed on the front, advertising the "Série Discoteca Básica". This copy also has a sticker seal from Carrefour in Sâo Paulo on the front and rear of the outer sleeve over the opening edge, covering the rear cut-out. It includes the usual booklet.

The record labels have the new Warner Bros beige design with parallel lines. They all have the "675.7001" catalogue number, but are shown as "DISCO 1", etc., to the right of the centre hole.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


The Band plus Guests - "El Último Rock [The Last Waltz]" - 3LP promotional and commercial sets, Music-Hall/Warner Bros MH 30-14.395/6/7 (Argentina), 1978:


Music-Hall/Warner Bros MH 30-14.395/6/7 (Argentina) - front with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and commercial releases)
In Argentina, the title of the 3 LP set and the film were translated as “El Último Rock” (The Last Rock). This translation is to clarify for a perhaps unfamiliar audience that the content is rock music, not waltzes!

Both the promo and commercial releases have the same yellow sleeve (front and rear), the same booklet (yellow too), and the same inner sleeve (yellow too, without any text). The promotional release has nothing to identify it as a promo (except the record labels).


Music-Hall/Warner Bros MH 30-14.395/6/7 (Argentina) - front sticker scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (promo and commercial releases)

Music-Hall/Warner Bros MH 30-14.395/6/7 (Argentina) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and commercial releases)

Music-Hall/Warner Bros MH 30-14.395/6/7 (Argentina) - booklet front scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (promo and commercial releases)

Music-Hall/Warner Bros MH 30-14.395/6/7 (Argentina) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and commercial releases)

Music-Hall/Warner Bros MH 30-14.395/6/7 (Argentina) - booklet rear scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and commercial releases)

Music-Hall/Warner Bros MH 30-14.395/6/7 (Argentina) - detail of rear of booklet, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (promo and commercial releases)

Music-Hall/Warner Bros MH 30-14.395/6/7 (Argentina) - front of promo letter, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (promo release)

Music-Hall/Warner Bros MH 30-14.395 (Argentina) - detail of Side 1, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Music-Hall/Warner Bros MH 30-14.395/6/7 (Argentina) - detail of rear of booklet, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (promo and commercial releases)

Music-Hall/Warner Bros MH 30-14.395/6/7 (Argentina) - detail of rear of booklet, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (promo and commercial releases)

Music-Hall/Warner Bros MH 30-14.395/6/7 (Argentina) - reverse of promo letter, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (promo release)

Music-Hall/Warner Bros MH 30-14.395 (Argentina) - Side 1 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (promo release - no Dylan)

Music-Hall/Warner Bros MH 30-14.395 (Argentina) - Side 2 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (promo release - no Dylan)

Music-Hall/Warner Bros MH 30-14.396 (Argentina) - Side 3 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (promo release - no Dylan)

Music-Hall/Warner Bros MH 30-14.396 (Argentina) - Side 4 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (promo release - no Dylan)

Music-Hall/Warner Bros MH 30-14.397 (Argentina) - Side 5 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (promo release - includes Bob's set)

Music-Hall/Warner Bros MH 30-14.397 (Argentina) - Side 6 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (promo release - no Dylan)

Music-Hall/Warner Bros MH 30-14.395 (Argentina) - Side 1 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (commercial release - no Dylan)

Music-Hall/Warner Bros MH 30-14.395 (Argentina) - Side 2 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (commercial release - no Dylan)

Music-Hall/Warner Bros MH 30-14.396 (Argentina) - Side 3 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (commercial release - no Dylan)

Music-Hall/Warner Bros MH 30-14.396 (Argentina) - Side 4 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (commercial release - no Dylan)

Music-Hall/Warner Bros MH 30-14.397 (Argentina) - Side 5 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (commercial release - includes Bob's set)

Music-Hall/Warner Bros MH 30-14.397 (Argentina) - Side 6 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (commercial release - no Dylan)


Music-Hall/Warner Bros MH 30-14.395 (Argentina) - detail of rear, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (promo and commercial releases)


Music-Hall/Warner Bros MH 30-14.395 (Argentina) - detail of spine, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (promo and commercial releases)

The set was released in the Warner Bros "Serie Super Lujo Especial [Super Luxury Special Series]" and has a brown sticker with yellow letters on the front sleeve with text "Banda Original de la película 'EL ÚLTIMO ROCK' [Original Soundtrack of the Film 'The Last Rock']", followed of the Argentinean catalogue number. On the spine it reads: "14.935/6/7 – THE BAND – THE LAST WALTZ – BANDA ORIGINAL DE LA PELICULA 'EL ÚLTIMO ROCK'". The front design is the same as the first US promo release, the centre Last Waltz logo is without the contrasting black background used almost everywhere else. The booklet is also unique: although the front is the same as other worldwide releases, the rear has the tracklist, information and credits in Spanish. The inside pages have the usual pictures but with information in Spanish: e.g. the page 3 picture is captioned "El Concierto" instead of "The Concert".

The records of the promotional copy have white "MH" labels, with the title and name of artist under the central hole (on the commercial release labels they are over the central hole). They have the promotional text twice (once in red ink) and the logo (MH). The matrix numbers (stamped) are as for the commercial release below. On the white promo labels the "MH" logo has the extra text “ES ARGENTINA! [IS ARGENTINA!]” This is the same as the white promo labels of the Argentinean promotional copy of Before The Flood. However, for the Argentinean promotional copy of Planet Waves, the "MH" logo only has the extra text “MUSIC-HALL”. Sergio thinks the change dates from 1976 when the commercial company “Music Hall” had new Argentinean owners. The song titles are translated into Spanish. The promotional release is accompanied by a typewritten promotional note that gives a brief review of the musical history of The Band in two pages. Sergio translates the last paragraph as: “Worthy was this farewell for The Band, that although dissolved follows living in the heart of the lovers of good music without concessions, because of all things, the music of The Band transmitted love.” There is one error on Side 1 - the composer of Up On Cripple Creek is misspelled as "R. Bobertson".

The (very crowded) record labels of the commercial release have the Warner Bros Palm Tree design, with the song titles translated into Spanish. The spelling mistake on Side 1 is repeated. The matrix numbers (stamped) are: Side 1 - MH 14395   1   1S, Side 2 - MH 14395   2   1S, Side 3 - MH 14396   3   1S, Side 4 - MH 14396   4   1S, Side 5 - MH 14397   5   1S, Side 6 - MH  14397   6   1S.

Thanks to Sergio Mariano Romay and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


The Band plus Guests - "El Último Rock [The Last Waltz]" - 3LP set, Warner Bros/Grabaciones Mundiales GM 200.2379-3 (Venezuela), 1978:


Warner Bros/Grabaciones Mundiales GM 200.2379-3 (Venezuela) - front of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara
This is probably the rarest of all of the 80 or more 3LP releases of this set, and it is very different from other worldwide releases. This 3LP set is unique because it has a gatefold sleeve instead of a wide single sleeve.
Warner Bros/Grabaciones Mundiales GM 200.2379-3 (Venezuela) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros/Grabaciones Mundiales GM 200.2379-3 (Venezuela) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros/Grabaciones Mundiales GM 200.2379-3 (Venezuela) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara


Warner Bros/Grabaciones Mundiales GM 200.2379-3 (Venezuela) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara


Warner Bros/Grabaciones Mundiales GM 200.2379-3 (Venezuela) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros/Grabaciones Mundiales GM 200.2379-3 (Venezuela) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros/Grabaciones Mundiales GM 200.2379-3 (Venezuela) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (record 1, Side 1 - no Dylan)

Warner Bros/Grabaciones Mundiales GM 200.2379-3 (Venezuela) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (record 1, Side 2 - no Dylan)

Warner Bros/Grabaciones Mundiales GM 200.2379-3 (Venezuela) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (record 2, Side 1 - no Dylan)

Warner Bros/Grabaciones Mundiales GM 200.2379-3 (Venezuela) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (record 2, Side 2 - no Dylan)

Warner Bros/Grabaciones Mundiales GM 200.2379-3 (Venezuela) - Side 5 scan by Manuel García Jara (record 3, Side 1 - includes Bob's set)

Warner Bros/Grabaciones Mundiales GM 200.2379-3 (Venezuela) - Side 6 scan by Manuel García Jara (record 3, Side 2 - no Dylan)


Warner Bros/Grabaciones Mundiales GM 200.2379-3 (Venezuela) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara


Warner Bros/Grabaciones Mundiales GM 200.2379-3 (Venezuela) - spine of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

The left panel of the gatefold has one wide pocket to hold one record and the booklet, the right panel has two pockets to hold the other two records. The outer gatefold has an unique front: it has the hyperbolic Spanish text printed on it: "El más celebrativo e imponente concierto rock "[The most celebrated and superb rock concert ever]; and is also unique in having two pictures on the front: the larger one has the Spanish title ("El Último Rock") and there is also a very small picture with the original title. The spine is almost the same as in the US release except for the missing text "Printed in USA".

The rear sleeve has several unique details: two "owl logos" of Grabaciones Mundiales, one with the catalogue number and the other with the GM address in Caracas; a "K" in a circle; and also the text "Serie K PVP 84.-" = "Precio de Venta al Público [Price for sale to the public] 84 Bolivars); and "Disco es cultura". The copyright text at the bottom is again the same as for the US release, except for "Printed in USA" missing.

The inner gatefold sleeve has pictures taken from the booklet: the left panel has images of The Band and the right panel has an image of the concert. This set includes the US booklet.

The records have beige/grey design Warner Bros. labels with parallel lines. The song titles are in Spanish and English with some mistakes: on Side 2 Dry Your Eyes is translated as "Saca tus ojos [Take out your eyes]" instead of "Seca tus ojos" and on Side 5 I Shall Be Released is translated as "Deberías ser liberado [You Should Be Released]".

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Vinyl Edition" - 6LP set, Rhino Records (catalogue number?) (USA), 11 Nov 2015:


Picture from www.uncut.co.uk
Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for news that there will be four 40th Anniversary editions of The Last Waltz by The Band, on CD, vinyl and Blu-ray. The 6LP Deluxe Vinyl set shown contains the complete audio from the concert, including rehearsals and outtakes, pressed on 180-gram vinyl for the first time and presented in an ornate hinged box. More information will be added when available.

There will also be a regular 2CD remastered set, a Deluxe Edition with the complete audio on CD plus a remastered release of the Martin Scorsese film on Blu-ray, and a Collector's Edition limited to 2,500 with the complete audio on CD, the film on Blu-ray, a second Blu-ray disc with rarely seen interviews and a 5.1 audio mix of the original release, plus a 300 page hardback book.


Original CD Releases before 2002


The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - 2CD sets, Warner Bros 3146-2 (USA), 1990:

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CD copy of The Last Waltz signed by Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Neil Diamond - picture from "Isis" 46, Dec 1992/Jan 1993, thanks to Derek Barker

The first US release came with two separate CDs in single jewel cases, although the BMG Music Club release found by Dag Braathen looks as if it is in a double-width jewel case. There were two booklets on thick paper, one with photographs, one with text. The second US release, with the same catalogue number, came in a slimline 2CD jewel case and had a single booklet on much thinner paper. The CDs are gold in colour and were the same for both releases.

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


Warner Bros 3146-2 (USA) - booklet front scan by Jack Guerreiro (both releases)


Warner Bros 3146-2 (USA) - CD1 rear insert scan by Jack Guerreiro (first release)


Warner Bros 3146-2 (USA) - outside of booklet for CD1, scan by
Manuel García Jara (first release and Columbia House W21-3146 release below)


Warner Bros 3146-2 (USA) - CD2 rear insert scan by Jack Guerreiro (first release)


Warner Bros 3146-2/BMG Music Club D 201636 (USA) - front photo from eBay


Warner Bros 3146-2/BMG Music Club D 201636 (USA) - rear photo from eBay


Warner Bros 3146-2 (USA) - rear insert scan by Jack Guerreiro (second release)


Warner Bros 3146-2 (USA) - outside of booklet for CD2, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release and Columbia House W22-3146 release below)

Warner Bros 3146-2 (USA) - detail of CD2, scan by Jack Guerreiro (both releases)


Warner Bros 3146-2 (USA) - CD2 scan by Jack Guerreiro (both releases, includes Bob's set)


The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - 2CD set, Warner Bros/Columbia House W2-3146 (USA), 1990:


Warner Bros/Columbia House W2-3146 (USA) - front insert of both CD1 and CD2, scan by Manuel García Jara

This rare Columbia House Edition also comes in two separate jewel cases. It is virtually identical to the standard 1990 US release, except for a different catalogue number on the spines and rear insert (even though the discs themselves have the standard catalogue number). The Columbia House information is only on the rear inserts and in different positions: on the first rear insert it is at bottom left and on the second rear insert it is below the producer information. The CDs are identical to the standard CDs but they have a silver colour instead of the gold colour of the standard CDs.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Warner Bros/Columbia House 3146-2 (USA) - CD1 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)


Warner Bros/Columbia House 3146-2 (USA) - CD2 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes Bob's set)

Warner Bros/Columbia House W21-3146 (USA) - rear insert of CD1, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros/Columbia House W21-3146 (USA) - detail of rear insert of CD1, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros/Columbia House W22-3146 (USA) - rear insert of CD2, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros/Columbia House W22-3146 (USA) - detail of rear insert of CD2, scan by Manuel García Jara

The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - 2CD set, Warner Bros CD 3146 (Canada), 1990:


Warner Bros CD 3146 (Canada) - booklet front scan by Jack Guerreiro (both CDs)
This Canadian release came with two separate CDs in single jewel cases. It had the same booklets as the first US release. The CDs were made in Canada.

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for information and scans.


Warner Bros 3146-2 (Canada) - CD1 rear insert scan by Jack Guerreiro

Warner Bros 3146-2 (Canada) - CD2 rear insert scan by Jack Guerreiro


Warner Bros 3146-2 (Canada) - CD1 scan by Jack Guerreiro (no Dylan)


Warner Bros 3146-2 (Canada) - CD2 scan by Jack Guerreiro (contains R-0140 - R-0144)

Warner Bros 3146-2 (Canada) - detail of CD2, scan by Jack Guerreiro

The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - 2CD sets, Warner-Pioneer Corporation 55XD-930~1 (Japan), 25 Feb 1988; Warner-Pioneer Corporation WPCP-3865~6 (Japan), 25 Sep 1990 (two variants); Warner Bros WPCR-1185~6 (Japan), 25 May 1997:

Warner-Pioneer Corporation 55XD-930~1 (Japan), 25 Feb 1988:


Warner-Pioneer Corporation 55XD-930~1 (Japan) - front with obi scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release)

The 1988 release, Warner-Pioneer Corporation 55XD-930~1, comes as two separate CDs in single jewel cases. It has a pink obi with red and black text and price ¥5,500, which originally wrapped both CDs when packaged.


Warner-Pioneer Corporation 55XD-930 (Japan) - CD1 front insert, scan by Hans Seegers
(1988 release)


Warner-Pioneer Corporation 55XD-930 (Japan) - CD1 rear insert scan by Hans Seegers
(1988 release)


Warner-Pioneer Corporation 55XD-930~1 (Japan) - obi scan by Dale Araki (1988 release)


Warner-Pioneer Corporation 55XD-930 (Japan) - CD1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release - no Dylan)

Warner-Pioneer Corporation 55XD-930 (Japan) - detail of CD1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release)

Warner-Pioneer Corporation 55XD-930 (Japan) - detail of CD1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release)


Warner-Pioneer Corporation 55XD-931 (Japan) - CD2 rear insert scan by Hans Seegers
(1988 release)


Warner-Pioneer Corporation 55XD-931 (Japan) - CD2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release - contains R-0140 - R-0144)

The date on the obi is "R-2-25" (25 Feb 1988). See Index of International Releases by Country for an explanation of 1980s Japanese LP and CD date codes.

Warner-Pioneer Corporation WPCP-3865~6 (Japan), 25 Sep 1990 (two variants):


Warner-Pioneer Corporation WPCP-3865~6 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Hans Seegers (1990 release - both variants)

The 1990 Japanese release, Warner-Pioneer Corporation WPCP-3865/6, also comes in two separate CDs in single jewel cases. There are two variants, one of which has "WARNER-PIONEER CORPORATION" on the spine and the other does not. Both releases have a blue, yellow and white obi with black, red and blue text and reduced price ¥3,900, which again wrapped both CDs when packaged. The date on the obi is "90-9-25" (25 Sep 1990).


Warner-Pioneer Corporation WPCP-3865 (Japan) - CD1 front insert scan by Hans Seegers (1990 release - both variants)


Warner-Pioneer Corporation WPCP-3865 (Japan) - CD1 rear insert scan by Hans Seegers (1990 release first variant)


Warner-Pioneer Corporation WPCP-3865 (Japan) - CD1 rear insert scan by Hans Seegers (1990 release second variant - note extra text in right bottom corner)


Warner-Pioneer Corporation WPCP-3865 (Japan) - detail of CD1 rear insert, scan by Hans Seegers (1990 release second variant - extra text in right bottom corner)


Warner-Pioneer Corporation WPCP-3865 (Japan) - CD1 scan by Hans Seegers (1990 release - both variants, no Dylan)


Warner-Pioneer Corporation WPCP-3865~6 (Japan) - obi scan by Hans Seegers (1990 release - both variants)

Warner-Pioneer Corporation WPCP-3865 (Japan) - detail of CD1, scan by Hans Seegers (1990 release - both variants)

Warner-Pioneer Corporation WPCP-3866 (Japan) - CD2 front insert scan by Hans Seegers (1990 release - both variants)


Warner-Pioneer Corporation WPCP-3866 (Japan) - CD2 rear insert scan by Hans Seegers (1990 release first variant)


Warner-Pioneer Corporation WPCP-3866 (Japan) - CD2 rear insert scan by Hans Seegers (1990 release second variant - note extra text in right bottom corner)


Warner-Pioneer Corporation WPCP-3866 (Japan) - CD2 scan by Hans Seegers (1990 release - both variants, contains R-0140 - R-0144)

Warner Bros WPCR-1185~6 (Japan), 25 May 1997:
 


Warner Bros WPCR-1185~6 (Japan) - front with obi scan by Wil Gielen (1997 release)

The 1997 release, Warner Bros WPCR-1185~6, comes in a slimline 2CD jewel case. It has a 16-page stapled booklet in English and Japanese plus two double-sided inserts, one in English and Japanese, and one in English. There is a blue and white obi with blue, black and red text with price ¥3,568 and date "97-5-25" (25 May 1997).


Warner Bros WPCR-1185~6 (Japan) - obi scan by Wil Gielen (1997 release)


Warner Bros WPCR-1185~6 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Wil Gielen (1997 release)

Warner Bros WPCR-1185 (Japan) - CD1 scan by Wil Gielen (1997 release - no Dylan)


Warner Bros WPCR-1185 (Japan) - detail of CD1, scan by Wil Gielen (1997 release)


Warner Bros WPCR-1186 (Japan) - CD2 scan by Wil Gielen (1997 release - contains R-0140 - R-0144)

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Dale Araki, Wil Gielen and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.
 


The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - 2CD set, Warner Bros 7599-27346-2 (Germany/France), 2000:


Warner Bros 7599-27346-2 (Germany for Europe) - front scan by Moise Potié
This 2CD set in a slimline 2CD jewel case was made in Germany for Germany and France. It has the catalogue number WE 853 for France. The copy shown was bought in 2000.

Thanks to Moise Potié for information and scans.


Warner Bros 7599-27346-2 (Germany for Europe) - outside of booklet, scan by Moise Potié


Warner Bros 7599-27346-2 (Germany for Europe) - rear insert scan by Moise Potié


Warner Bros 7599-27346-2 (Germany for Europe) - inside page of booklet with Bob, scan by Moise Potié


Warner Bros 7599-27346-2 (Germany for Europe) - CD1 scan by Moise Potié (no Dylan)


Warner Bros 7599-27346-2 (Germany for Europe) - CD2 scan by Moise Potié (contains R-0140 - R-0144)


Warner Bros 7599-27346-2 (Germany for Europe) - inside page of booklet with Bob, scan by Moise Potié


Remastered CD and DVD-A (DVD-Audio) Releases, 2002 onwards


The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz (Expanded Edition)" - 4CD set in book-style cover: Warner Bros/Rhino Records R2 78278 (USA), 16 Apr 2002; Rhino Records/Warner Bros 8122-78278-2 (Australia), 2002; Warner Bros/Rhino Records WPCR 11281~4 (Japan), 22 May 2002; Rhino Records/Warner Bros 8122-79899-3 (Europe), 29 Sep 2008:

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Warner Bros/Rhino R2 78278 (USA) - front (my copy)
This Expanded Edition 4CD boxed set includes Bob and the Band's performance of Hazel, the song from Planet Waves omitted from the original release, for full details see 2002.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Wil Gielen for information and scans.


Warner Bros/Rhino 8122-79899-3 (Europe) - front scan by Hans Seegers

Warner Bros/Rhino WPCR 11281~4 (Japan) - front of box with sticker, scan by Wil Gielen

The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - DVD-A release: Warner Bros/Rhino Records 78260 (USA), 29 Aug 2002; Rhino 8122-78260-9 (Germany), 2002:


Rhino 78260 (USA) - DVD-A release, picture from Rhino web-site
This special release on DVD-Audio by Rhino in Aug 2002 features the original 30 song album, mixed from original master tapes and produced by founding Band member Robbie Robertson.


Rhino 8122-78260-9 (Germany) - front scan by Manuel García Jara


Rhino 8122-78260-9 (Germany) - detail of rear of slipcase, scan by Manuel García Jara

Rhino 8122-78260-9 (Germany) - rear of slipcase, scan by Manuel García Jara

Rhino 8122-78260-9 (Germany) - insert scan by Manuel García Jara

Rhino 8122-78260-9 (Germany) - outside of booklet, scan by Manuel García Jara

Rhino 8122-78260-9 (Germany) - detail of DVD-A, scan by Manuel García Jara

Rhino 8122-78260-9 (Germany) - DVD-A scan by Manuel García Jara

The DVD-Audio capacity means all 30 tracks are on a single disc, and bonus features include new liner notes by "Rolling Stone" magazine’s David Fricke, on-screen lyrics, and a photo gallery with many previously unpublished photos.

Note this disc will not play in a standard CD player, only in a DVD player that is DVD-A compatible (not all are). There's no movie footage. For details of the 2002 video DVD release see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 1.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - 2CD release: Rhino R2 73925 (USA); Warner Bros 8122-73925-2 (Germany for Europe); Warner Bros/Rhino 8122739252 (Australia), Feb 2003; Warner/Rhino WPCR-11771/2 (Japan), 21 Jan 2004:

In Feb 2003, in association with Warner Bros, Rhino reissued the original 1978 release of The Last Waltz in a 30-track Limited Edition 2CD set. The material reproduces the original album, but is taken from the 2002 4CD 54-track release remastered by Robbie Robertson, see 2002. There was also a 3LP 180gm vinyl boxed set, see the vinyl section above.

Rhino R2 73925 (USA), Feb 2003:


Warner Bros/Rhino R2 73925 (USA) - front of slipcase, scan by Jack Guerreiro
The US CD release comes in a slimline 2CD jewel case with a 16-page stapled booklet inside a card slipcase.


Warner Bros/Rhino R2 73925 (USA) - rear of slipcase, scan by Jack Guerreiro


Warner Bros/Rhino R2 73925 (USA) - CD2 scan by Jack Guerreiro (includes Dylan)

Warner Bros 8122-73925-2 (Germany for Europe), Feb 2003:


Warner Bros 8122-73925-2 (Germany for Europe) - rear insert scan by David Burgess
The European CD release was manufactured in Germany, and is virtually identical to the US release. It has the same 16-page stapled booklet as the US release.

Warner Bros 8122-73925-2 (Germany for Europe) - reverse of rear insert, scan by David Burgess


Warner Bros 8122-73925-2 (Germany for Europe) - outside of front insert booklet, scan by David Burgess


Warner Bros 8122-73925-2 (Germany for Europe) - pages from front insert booklet, scan by David Burgess


Warner Bros 8122-73925-2 (Germany for Europe) - CD2 scan by David Burgess (includes Dylan)

Warner Bros/Rhino 8122739252 (Australia), Feb 2003:


Warner Bros/Rhino 8122739252 (Australia) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
This Australian 2CD release was manufactured and distributed by Warner Music Australia.


Warner Bros/Rhino 8122739252 (Australia) - outside of booklet, scan by Manuel García Jara


Warner Bros/Rhino 8122739252 (Australia) - rear insert scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros/Rhino 8122739252 (Australia) - reverse of rear insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros/Rhino 8122739252 (Australia) - CD1 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

Warner Bros/Rhino 8122739252 (Australia) - CD2 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes Bob's set)

Warner Bros/Rhino 8122739252 (Australia) - detail of CD1, scan by Manuel García Jara


Warner Bros/Rhino 8122739252 (Australia) - detail of rear insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner/Rhino WPCR-11771/2 (Japan), 21 Jan 2004:


Warner Bros/Rhino WPCR-11771/2 (Japan) - front of slipcase with obi, scan by Wil Gielen
The Japanese copy shown is a promo with a promo sticker on the obi and the text "SAMPLE NOT FOR SALE" in the centre of each CD. It came in a slimline 2CD jewel case in a slipcase with a green and white obi with black, white and yellow text with price ¥3,560 and date "04-01-21" (21 Jan 2004). There was a 16-page stapled booklet in English and a 36-page stapled booklet in English and Japanese.
Warner Bros/Rhino WPCR-11771/2 (Japan) - obi with promo sticker at bottom left, scan by Wil Gielen

Warner Bros/Rhino WPCR-11771/2 (Japan) - rear of slipcase with obi, scan by Wil Gielen


Warner Bros/Rhino WPCR-11771/2 (Japan) - detail of rear of slipcase, scan by Wil Gielen


Warner Bros/Rhino WPCR-11772 (Japan) - CD2 scan by Wil Gielen (promo copy, includes Dylan)

Warner Bros/Rhino WPCR-11772 (Japan) - detail of CD2, scan by Wil Gielen (promo copy)

Warner Bros/Rhino WPCR-11771/2 (Japan) - promo sticker on obi, scan by Wil Gielen

Thanks to Harold Lepidus and David Plentus for information about this release. For more information, see . Thanks to Jack Guerreiro, David Burgess, Wil Gielen and Manuel García Jara for scans.


The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz" - hybrid SA-CD 2 disc release: Mobile Fidelity MOBSA 2139 (USA), Dec 2014:


Mobile Fidelity MOBSA 2139 (USA) - picture from Mobile Fidelity web-site
This 2014 hybrid SA-CD two disc release from Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs is a high quality audio release of the original 30 song album, presumably the 2002 remastered version, the first time it has been released in this format.

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for information.


The Band plus Guests - "The Last Waltz: 40th Anniversary Edition" - 2CD set, Rhino Records (catalogue number?) (USA), 11 Nov 2016; "The Last Waltz: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition" - 4CD+DVD set, Rhino Records (catalogue number?) (USA), 11 Nov 2016:


Standard Edition - picture from www.amazon.co.uk
Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for news that there will be four 40th Anniversary editions of The Last Waltz by The Band, on CD, vinyl and Blu-ray. The 6LP Deluxe Vinyl set listed above contains the complete audio from the concert, including rehearsals and outtakes, pressed on 180-gram vinyl for the first time and presented in an ornate hinged box.

There will also be a regular 2CD remastered set (left), a Deluxe Edition (right) with the complete audio on CD plus a remastered release of the Martin Scorsese film on Blu-ray, and a Collector's Edition limited to 2,500 with the complete audio on CD, the film on Blu-ray, a second Blu-ray disc with rarely seen interviews and a 5.1 audio mix of the original release, plus a 300 page hardback book.

More information will be added when available.


Deluxe Edition - picture from www.amazon.co.uk

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