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Bob Dylan's Officially Released Rarities and Obscurities

Audio: 1978 - "Street-Legal" (Original Album)

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Because of the length of the 1978 page, this sub-page contains details of all the stereo vinyl releases and CD releases of this 1978 album in its original form, which is now unavailable. Information here is confined to listing all the releases only. Full details of each release are to be found on the "Street-Legal" page of International Album Releases (Regular Albums).

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: 17 January, 2017


SLUKFront.JPG (30489 bytes)

Original US stereo LP, Columbia JC 35453 (USA), 15 Jun 1978

The front photograph by Howard Alk shows Bob outside the entrance to Rundown Studios, Santa Monica, CA. "Street-legal" is an American term for a hot rod car that has been modified to allow it to be driven on public roads. It has been suggested that the term refers to Bob's newly-divorced single status, but he's clearly wearing a wedding ring in the picture! The rear photo is also by Howard Alk, taken live on stage during the Far East tour in early 1978. The two photographs on the inner sleeve were taken by Joel Bernstein in a night club in Melbourne, Australia, on the same tour - the man with Bob on the inner sleeve back is singer and guitarist George Benson.

Vinyl and Tape Releases


"Street-Legal" - original vinyl album releases, Columbia/CBS (various catalogue numbers) (Worldwide), 1978:
Since this album was re-released on CD in 1999 in a remastered and remixed form, the differences on the original album from the 1999 release have become rarities! For more vinyl and tape releases of the original album, see the Street-Legal page of  International Album Releases (Regular). For the remastered CD also see International Album Releases (Regular).


Columbia JC 35453 (USA) -
promo front sleeve with timing strip, photo by Ulf Gyllenspetz

Specific differences from the current remastered CD are:

R-0284 Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power) - this track fades into True Love Tends To Forget, on the 1999 version they're separated. Also, Keith Venturoni points out that the mandolin is much more prominent on this original mix.

Changing Of The Guards at 6:36 is 30 seconds shorter than the 1999 7:06 version, but this original version can still be found on CD on 1994's Greatest Hits Vol. 3, and even on the 2007 3CD set Dylan, so it's not a rarity. In a bizarre twist, the version of Street-Legal in the 2012 47CD boxed set The Complete Album Collection Vol. One is a remastered version of this original 1978 album, so Changing Of The Guards reverts to a shorter length of 6:41, instead of the extended version at 7:06 from the 1999 remixed release. It does however, have a final drum beat that was missing from the 6:36 1978 version!

SLUKFront.JPG (30489 bytes)
Columbia PC 35453 (USA) - front scan by Stuart Moore (1980s release)


Columbia JC 35453 (Canada) - front scan by Lars M. Banke


S CBS 86067 (UK) - front with sticker, scan by Colin Baker


CBS S 86067 (Ireland) - front scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 86067 (NL) - front with sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel (1978 release, re-released as CBS 32389 (1985) and Columbia COL 32389 1 (1991))


CBS 86067 (Italy) - front scan by Hans Seegers


CBS S 86067/CBS 86067 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release, re-released as CBS 32389 (1983) and CBS/Sony 32389 (1992))


CBS 86067 (Portugal) - front scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 86067 (Greece) -
front with Greek sticker, scan by Ronald Born


CBS 86067 (Israel) - front scan by Sergio Mariano Romay


CBS 86067 (Yugoslavia) - front with gold star, scan by Manuel García Jara

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CBS/Sony 25AP 1099 (Japan) - front with obi, picture from eil.com


CBS/Sony 25AP 1099 (Singapore/Malaysia) - front scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS/Sony 25AP 1099 (Hong Kong) - front scan by Arie de Reus


CBS/Sony LP-1567/JC 35453 (Philippines) - front photo by Ulf Gyllenspetz

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CBS SBP 237187 (Australia) - front scan by Stuart Moore


CBS DNW 2140 (South Africa) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS DNW 2140 (Zimbabwe) - front scan by
Lars M. Banke


Discos CBS CLS-5602 (Mexico) -
front scan by Manuel García Jara


Discos CBS 19.901 (Argentina) - front scan by Manuel García Jara


Discos CBS 138.084 (Brazil) - front scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 14.1163 (Colombia) - front scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 100422 (Costa Rica) - front scan by Lars M. Banke


CBS 19.901 (Uruguay) - front scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS CS-10.311 (Venezuela) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Arie de Reus, Manuel García Jara, Lars M. Banke, Damián Martinez, Stuart Moore, Ulf Gyllenspetz, Gerd Rundel and Sergio Mariano Romay for information and pictures.


"Street-Legal" - 8-track cartridge releases, Columbia TC8 35453 (USA), 1978/CBS 42-86067 (Spain), 1978::

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Columbia TC8 35453 (USA) - slipcase front scan by Stuart Moore
8-track was a continuous tape cartridge format, with four stereo "programs" per tape. The track order was rearranged to make all four programs of roughly equivalent length. New Pony is split between programs 3 and 4 - as this is a rarity, details are listed here.

R-1237 New Pony - split over two programs on US Columbia 8-track release of Street-Legal, 1978, also on CBS Spain 8-track release

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Columbia TC8 35453 (USA) - slipcase back scan by Stuart Moore


CBS 42-86067 (Spain) - cartridge front scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 42-86067 (Spain) - cartridge rear scan by Manuel García Jara

There must be more 8-track tape cartridge releases worldwide!

Thanks to Stuart Moore and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Street-Legal" - stereo cassette releases,  (various catalogue numbers) (Worldwide), 1978:


Columbia JCT 35453 (USA) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel (1978 release)


Columbia JCT 35453 (USA) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release with barcode)


Columbia JCT 35453 (Canada) - cassette insert scan by Moise Potié


CBS 40-86067 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 40-86067 (NL) - cassette insert scan by Tom Willems


CBS 40-86067 (Spain) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara


Discos CBS 59.901 (Argentina) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS/Suzy 40-86067 (Yugoslavia) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS PC 7187 (Australia) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Stuart Moore


CBS/Sony TC-25/KP 1099 (Singapore/Malaysia) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Daniel Berg

There must be many more of these cassette releases!

Thanks to Gerd Rundel, Moise Potié, Tom Willems, Manuel García Jara, Stuart Moore and Daniel Berg for information and scans.
 


CD Releases


"Street-Legal" - CD releases, Columbia CK 35453 (USA), 1986; CBS CDCBS 86067 (Europe/Australia), late 1980s; CBS/Sony 32DP 374 (Japan), 1988; Columbia CDCBS 86067 (Europe/Australia), 1991; Sony SRCS 6335 (Japan), 1993:


Columbia CK 35453 (USA/Canada) - front scan by Moise Potié
StreetLegalOriginalCDFront.jpg (32563 bytes)
CBS CDCBS 86067 (Europe) - 1980s CD release, front scan by Franck Faugere

Columbia 32389 2 (Europe) - front with sticker, scan by Keith Schweiger (1991 release)

CBS/Sony 32DP 374 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Hans Seegers (first release)

Sony SRCS 6335 (Japan) -front with obi, scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia CDCBS 86067 (Australia) - front scan by Keith Schweiger (1991 release)

Full details are on the Street-Legal page of International Album Releases (Regular).

Original Japanese CD releases were as follows:

1st edition: CBS/Sony 32DP 374, with red, white, black and yellow obi with price ¥3,200 and 36 page booklet (1988)

2nd edition: CBS/Sony 32DP 374, with red, white, black and yellow obi with price ¥3,008 and 36 page booklet (also 1988)

3rd "Nice Price" edition: Sony SRCS 6335, with black, red, white, blue and yellow obi with price ¥1,800 and 24 page booklet (1993)

For the remastered 1999 release, see International Album Releases (Regular).


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691-92431-2 (USA/Europe) - front of CD box (my copy)


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312JK20 (USA)/Europe) - front of card sleeve (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312JK20 (USA)/Europe) - rear of card sleeve

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312D23 (USA) - CD23

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312-23 (Europe) - CD23 scan by Manuel García Jara

A remastered version of Street-Legal is included on the 47CD Sony Music/Columbia/Legacy boxed set The Complete Album Collection Vol. One, Nov 2013, see International Album Releases (Multi-Packs) 2010s. Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for pointing out this is a remastered version of the original 1978 album, so for example Changing Of The Guards reverts to a shorter length of 6:41, instead of the extended version at 7:06 from the 1999 remixed release. It does however, have a final drum beat that is missing from the 1978 version, which was timed at 6:36. Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power) again fades into True Love Tends To Forget, on the 1999 version they're separated, and the prominent mandolin from the original mix has been restored. This means there are now two significantly different versions of the album on sale! If this 2013 release becomes the standard CD version on sale, then the original vinyl, tape and CD releases will cease to be rarities!

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Franck Faugere, Keith Schweiger and Manuel García Jara for the scans.


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