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Self Portrait

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Nashville Skyline 1969
Nashville Skyline
(1969)

This page is part of a list of original releases by release date of international commercially-released regular stereo Dylan albums. They do not contain rarities or obscurities and are not eligible for the Searching For A Gem list. Nevertheless, their interest value or scarcity means they're worth listing here - as far as I know some are not included on any other Internet site. Promo releases of regular albums are now listed here and no longer in the former yearly Promo sections.

For releases of this album in CBS/Columbia multi-packs, see International Album Releases (Regular) - Multi-Packs.

New Morning 1970
New Morning
(1970)

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Revised 23 August, 2017.


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Original US stereo vinyl 2LP set, Columbia C2X 30050, 8 Jun 1970.

The front sleeve design is a painting by Bob himself - neither Bob's name nor the album title appear on the front sleeve of the US and most other worldwide releases. The photographs on the back and inside the gatefold sleeve show Bob at Woodstock, at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1969, and in Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN, recording the album. The album on the right has been signed by Bob, all five members of The Band, Charlie Daniels and Charlie McCoy, picture from "Isis" 170.

This album did not have a separate mono mix, but a mono version reduced from stereo was released in some countries - for this see Mono Album Releases.

Tracklisting:

Side 1: All The Tired Horses; Alberta No. 1; I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know; Days Of 49; Early Morning Rain; In Search Of Little Sadie.

Side 2: Let It Be Me; Little Sadie; Woogie Boogie; Belle Isle; Living The Blues; Like A Rolling Stone (live from the Isle of Wight Festival 1969).

Side 3: Copper Kettle; Gotta Travel On; Blue Moon; The Boxer; The Mighty Quinn (live from the Isle of Wight Festival 1969); Take Me As I Am (Or Let Me Go).

Side 4: Take A Message To Mary; It Hurts Me Too; Minstrel Boy (live from the Isle of Wight Festival 1969); She Belongs To Me (live from the Isle of Wight Festival 1969); Wigwam; Alberta No. 2.

Out-takes from this album are:

Dylan (1973): A Fool Such As I (R-0099), Spanish Is The Loving Tongue (band version, R-0096). For both see 1973. (For R-0072, the solo version of Spanish Is The Loving Tongue, New Morning out-take released as a single B-side, see 1971). This take is different from the take released in 2013 on The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)!

Many more out-takes from this album are included on The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971), released in Aug 2013. Wigwam (unreleased demo version) and a cover of Eric Andersen's Thirsty Boots, both recorded at Columbia Recording Studios, New York, 4 Mar 1970, were included on a limited edition stereo 7" single released in the USA and Europe on Record Store Day, 20 Apr 2013. The 4CD limited edition of this album includes a disc with the full 17 song performance by Bob Dylan and The Band from the Isle Of Wight Festival, 31 Aug 1969, from which Like A Rolling Stone, The Mighty Quinn, Minstrel Boy and She Belongs To Me appear on this 1970 release. The original handbill from Manuel García Jara for the 1969 Isle of Wight Festival (10" x 5¼") has a picture of Bob from Nashville Skyline on the front with a list of the artists performing on both days, while the rear includes a form to use to order tickets. A two day ticket cost £2 10s (£2.50!).


Original Isle of Wight Festival 1969 handbill - front scan by Manuel García Jara

Original Isle of Wight Festival 1969 handbill - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

The West Houston Street Acetates, 2014


124 West Houston Street, Greenwich Village, New York City

Thanks to Jeff Gold, Bruce Mulle, Arie de Reus and several others for news of 149 Dylan acetates from the Nashville Skyline/Self Portrait/New Morning era that were found in a New York building in West Houston Street, Greenwich Village, that was once rented by Bob as a studio. These have been named "The West Houston Street Acetates" and contain many unreleased versions of Dylan songs from the period. They will be listed in full on the 2014 page when time permits. For full details, see here.


Like A Rolling Stone - live, Isle of Wight Festival, 1969, scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca (R-1099)


Belle Isle from Self Portrait (alternate take), scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca (R-1097)


Alberta #2 from Self Portrait (without overdubs), scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca (R-1108)


Wigwam from Self Portrait (alternate mix), scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca (R-1114)


Early Morning Rain from Self Portrait (without overdubs), scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca (R-1116)


Woogie Boogie from Self Portrait (basic track with just piano and guitar) - scan by Arie de Reus (R-1228)


Ball & Stripe Rag (In Search Of Little Sadie) from Self Portrait (alternate take), scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca (R-1005)

The 10" acetate with the live performance of Like A Rolling Stone (R-1099) is the version recorded at Dylan's 1969 concert at the Isle of Wight and released on Self Portrait. The label specifies this as "Cut 3" and the version here is a different mix than on the commercially released album. There are two labels on the disc, the visible one covering up another, also with handwriting visible on it--it's likely the first had a mistake on it, so a second corrected one was placed over it.

The version of Belle Isle from Self Portrait, here called "Bright Star Of Belle Isle" (R-1097), on the 45 RPM acetate shown sounds very close to the take from the recent The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971), having a different mix but the same spoken intro. However, immediately after the song Dylan clearly says: "Always wanted to have done that, it's one of my favourites... Let's just try this one".

The version of Alberta #2 (R-1108) is the album track from Self Portrait without overdubs, a shorter intro and an extra 5 secs at the end - still unreleased.

Wigwam is the album track from Self Portrait (identified as "Cut #4") with a different mix, considered by Jeff Gold to be superior to the released version.

The version of Early Morning Rain is again the album track from Self Portrait without overdubs, again considered by Jeff Gold to be superior to the released version.

Arie de Reus has an acetate of Woogie Boogie containing the basic track with just piano and guitar.

The version of In Search Of Little Sadie, listed as "Ball & Stripe Rag" is an alternate take of track from the "West Houston Street Acetates", 2014, a different mix of which was released on The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971), 2013.


Self Portrait sessions Side 1, scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca
This is the only double sided acetate in the batch, with eight tracks from the 26 Apr 1969 and 3 May 1969 Self Portrait recording sessions, Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN. Side 2 has unreleased versions of Folsom Prison Blues and Ring of Fire (both with full electric band.) All other songs are alternate mixes to the released versions and have been allocated R-numbers.
Self Portrait sessions Side 2, scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca

R-1100 Let It Be Me (Pierre Delanoë/Gilbert Bécaud/M. Curtis) - album track from Self Portrait with different mix

R-1101 I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know (Cecil A. Null) - album track from Self Portrait with different mix

R-1102 Living The Blues - album track from Self Portrait with different mix

R-1103 Take Me As I Am (Or Let Me Go) (Boudleaux Bryant) - album track from Self Portrait with different mix

R-1104 Take A Message To Mary (Felice Bryant/Boudleaux Bryant) - album track from Self Portrait with different mix

R-1105 Blue Moon (Lorenz Hart/Richard Rodgers) - album track from Self Portrait with different mix

R-1106 Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash) - unreleased out-take from Self Portrait

R-1107 Ring Of Fire (June Carter/Merle Kilgore) - unreleased out-take from Self Portrait

For all these rarities see 2014.


Self Portrait acetate Side 2 (variant #1), scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca

Self Portrait acetate Side 3 (variant #1), scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca

Self Portrait acetate Side 1 (variant 2), scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca

Self Portrait acetate Side 2 (variant 2), scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca

Self Portrait acetate Side 3 (variant 2), scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca

Self Portrait acetate Side 4 (variant 2), scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca

The two single-sided acetates on the left (variant 1) contain Sides 2 and 3 only an alternate sequence of Self Portrait. All tracks could be the released mixes. On Side 2 "Ball & Stripes Rag" was the recording sessions title of Little Sadie. Side 3 has Bob Johnston's handwriting on the sleeve.

Tracklisting:

Side 2: Let It Be Me; "Ball & Stripes Rag" (Little Sadie); Woogie Boogie; Living The Blues; Belle Isle; Like A Rolling Stone (live). (Living The Blues is track 4 instead of track 5, so Belle Isle becomes track 5)

Side 3: The Mighty Quinn (live); Take Me As I Am (Or Let Me Go); Copper Kettle; Gotta Travel On; Blue Moon; The Boxer; (The Mighty Quinn and Take Me As I Am (Or Let Me Go) are tracks 1 and 2 instead of tracks 5 and 6, so the other tracks are 3-6).

The set of four single-sided acetates on the right (variant 2) contains the Self Portrait album with its final mixes, but with the tracks in a slightly different order from that released. This set is later than the two acetates above left because Little Sadie now has its released name. There was a rumour that the remastered Self Portrait with the Deluxe Edition of The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) would be in the original sequence, this may be it.

Tracklisting:

Side 1: Alberta #1; I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know; Days Of 49; Early Morning Rain; It Hurts Me Too (released on Side 4); Little Sadie #2.

Side 2: Let It Be Me; Little Sadie #1; Living The Blues; Woogie Boogie; Belle Isle; Like A Rolling Stone (live). (Living The Blues is track 3 instead of track 5, so Woogie Boogie and Belle Isle become tracks 4 and 5)

Side 3: Take Me As I Am (Or Let Me Go); Copper Kettle; Gotta Travel On; Blue Moon; The Boxer; The Mighty Quinn (live) (Take Me As I Am (Or Let Me Go) is track 1 instead of track 6, so the other tracks are 2-6).

Side 4: Take A Message To Mary; Minstrel Boy (live); She Belongs To Me (live); Wigwam; Alberta #2;
All The Tired Horses (released on Side 1).


Vinyl and Tape Releases


"Self Portrait" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, Columbia C2X 30050 (USA), 8 Jun 1970, re-released 1971 and late 1970s:


Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - front with sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel

The Canadian release of the album below and some US first pressings have red 1960s style Columbia labels with the white "STEREO/360° SOUND" logo.


Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - front sticker scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - front of promo copy with timing strips for LP1 and LP2, photo from eBay


US Songbook front with sticker, scan by Stuart Moore


US Songbook rear scan by Stuart Moore

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Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - front of promo copy with sticker and timing strip for LP1, photo by Truman Peyote

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Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - rear of promo copy with timing strip for LP2, photo by Truman Peyote

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Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Jon McAuliffe (1970 release)

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Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Jon McAuliffe (1970 release)

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Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - Side 3 scan by Jon McAuliffe (1970 release)

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Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - Side 4 scan by Jon McAuliffe (1970 release)


Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - rear of promo copy with two timing strips, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - detail of rear of promo copy, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Frank (1971 release variant 1)


Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Jeremy Mayle (1971 release variant 2)


Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Jeremy Mayle (1971 release variant 2)

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Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s design, different text layout)


Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - inside of gatefold sleeve with promo stamp, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1971 release variant 3)


Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1971 release variant 3)


Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (1971 release variant 3)


Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (1971 release variant 3)


Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - detail of rear with promo stamp, scan by Stuart Moore


Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - promo stamp on inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1970 release)


Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Frank (1971 release variant 1)


Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Jeremy Mayle (1971 release variant 2)

Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1971 release variant 3)

Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s release)

Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for finding a copy on eil.com with a white sticker with red text giving the artist and album title, etc. (missing from the front sleeve). The promo copies with radio station timing strips belonging to Truman Peyote and Gerd Rundel have the same sticker. Gerd Rundel's promo copy has the rare "360° SOUND" labels and handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 153504-1A, Side 2 - XSM 153505-1B, Side 3 - XSM 153506-1A, Side 4 - XSM 153507-1B.

Jeremy Mayle, Frank, Gerd Rundel and Stuart Moore have US copies with the later 1970s label style with the Columbia logo in a ring. Most US first pressings have this style, but Jon McAuliffe says the mid-west Columbia pressing plant had stocks of the old labels to use up first! The various differences between the US record labels can be summarised by these differences on the Side 1 label:

1970 "360 SOUND" label: Song titles on nine lines, all the song titles are in upper case except the "Know" of I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know, Days Of '49 is uncredited

First 1971 "new style label" (Frank's copy): Song titles on nine lines, all the song titles are in upper case except the "Know" of I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know, Days Of '49 is uncredited

Second 1971 "new style label" (Jeremy Mayle's copy): Song titles on ten lines, all the song titles are in upper case, Days of '49 is credited to "F. Warner - J.A. Lomax - A. Lomax". "F. Warner" is Frank Warner (1903-78), a North Carolina singer, banjoist and folk music collector who performed solo and with his wife Anne from the 1930s to the end of the 1960s. Shown on right is his 1952 Elektra album Frank Warner Sings American Folk Songs And Ballads (Elektra EKLP 3) including Days Of '49 (called The Days Of "49") - see here. Thanks to Tim Dunn for information that Big Sky Music asserted a claim to copyright for the song as "Revised melody and new music by Bob Dylan" on 9 Sep 1970. This copyright was never listed on Self Portrait record labels and was withdrawn by Big Sky in 1975. Days of '49 is credited today on bobdylan.com to "F. Warner - J.A. Lomax - A. Lomax". However, the 2013 notes for The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) credit Days Of '49, which appears without overdubs on CD2, as "Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan" (see entry below).
Elektra EKLP 3 (USA, 1952) - picture from www.elektra.com

Third 1971 "new style label" (Gerd Rundel's copy): Song titles on nine lines, all the song titles are in upper case, Days Of '49 is now uncredited
This copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 153504-1L, Side 2 - XSM 153505-1K, Side 3 - XSM 153506-1J, Side 4 - XSM 153507-1M.

Late 1970s release (Stuart Moore's copy): Song titles on thirteen lines, all the song titles are in upper case, Days Of '49 is still uncredited

Renaud Depierreux has a radio promo copy with the red on white sticker and the timing strip for LP1 on the front and the timing strip for LP2 on the back. The record labels are the 1970s design with handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 153504-1C, Side 2 - XSM 153505-1D, Side 3 - XSM 153506-1B, Side 4 - XSM 153507-1B. Renaud also has a commercial copy where LP1 has a red 1960s style US label and LP2 has a Canadian red 1960s style label! These records have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 153504-1B, Side 2 - XSM 153505-1C, Side 3 - XSM 153506-1K, Side 4 - XSM 153507-1M. Thanks to Gerd Rundel for finding a promo copy on eBay with the timing strips for both LP1 and LP2 on the front.

Stuart Moore has a hardback US songbook that was originally an Australian library copy. It has a sticker on the front similar to the album sticker.

Thanks to Frank, Truman Peyote, Stuart Moore, Jon McAuliffe, Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen and Gerd Rundel for information and pictures.


"Self Portrait" - stereo vinyl 2LP sets, Columbia C2X 30050 (USA for export), 1971:


Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (1971 release with "CBS" sticker)


Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (1971 release with grey "CBS" sticker)


Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (1971 release with grey "CBS" sticker)


Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - Side 3 scan by Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (1971 release with grey "CBS" sticker)


Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - Side 4 scan by Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (1971 release with grey "CBS" sticker)

Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen has a copy of the first 1971 US release with new style record labels sold in Denmark with the "Columbia" logo on the rear sleeve and the "Columbia" logos partly covered by shaped grey "CBS" stickers on the record labels. The matrix numbers of this copy are: Side 1 - XSM 153504-1L, Side 2 - XSM 153505-1K, Side 3 - XSM 153506-1K, Side 4 - XSM 153507-1J. Rene also has a US copy of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan with the same "CBS" stickers.


Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (1971 release)

Lars M. Banke has another 1971 release copy, also bought in Denmark, that has no CBS sticker in the upper right corner of the rear sleeve, but there are glue marks that look like there has been one that has fallen off. It has been replaced by a small yellow sticker that might have been put on by a second-hand record seller. Two instances of "Columbia" in the copyright line at the bottom of the rear sleeve have been obscured with black marker pen. There are red ring-shaped "CBS" stickers on all the record labels. The matrix numbers of this copy are: Side 1 - XSM 153504–1J, Side 2 - XSM 153505–1M, Side 3 - XSM 153506–1L, Side 4 - XSM 153507–1M.


Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (1971 release)

Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - detail of rear with yellow sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (1971 release)

Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - Side 1 with red "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (1971 release)

Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - Side 2 with red "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (1971 release)

Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - Side 3 with red "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (1971 release)

Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - Side 4 with red "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (1971 release)


Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - detail of rear with two instances of "Columbia" obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (1971 release)

Thanks to Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen and Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


"Self Portrait" - stereo reel-to reel tape, Columbia C2R 30050 (USA), 8 Jun 1970:

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Columbia C2R 30050 (USA) - front of tape box, scan by Steven Fant

As well as a stereo vinyl 2LP set, this album was also released on reel-to-reel tape, in 4-track stereo running at 3¾" per second. All tracks are the standard stereo album versions. the single tape reel came in a hinged box made of black card with a printed wraparound label with the album artwork on the front, spine and rear, and a separate white label with black text on the box top. The insides of the two halves of the tape box are plain white. The top and bottom of the tape box are hinged together at front left.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Steven Fant for information and scans.


Columbia C2R 30050 (USA) - detail of front of tape box, scan by Steven Fant

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Columbia C2R 30050 (USA) - rear of tape box, scan by Steven Fant


Columbia C2R 30050 (USA) - tape reel scan by Steven Fant


Columbia C2R 30050 (USA) - spine and top of tape box, scans by Steven Fant


"Self Portrait" - stereo 8-track cartridge, Columbia C2A 30050 (USA), 8 Jun 1970:

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Columbia C2A 30050 (USA) - slipcase front, scan by Stuart Moore

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Columbia C2A 30050 (USA) - cartridge front, scan by Stuart Moore

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Columbia C2A 30050 (USA) - cartridge reverse, scan by Stuart Moore

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Columbia C2A 30050 (USA) - end of cartridge in slipcase, scan by Stuart Moore

This 8-track cartridge comes in a red card slipcase, cut away at the back to show the reverse label with the four programs. The cartridge itself is made of brown plastic. Unusually, the slipcase has the logo of RCA.

The four programs have been rearranged to make all sides of equal length:

Program 1: All The Tired Horses; Alberta No. 1; Copper Kettle; Gotta Travel On; The Boxer; The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo) (live)

Program 2: I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know; Days Of 49; Early Morning Rain; In Search Of Little Sadie; Little Sadie; Living The Blues

Program 3: Let It Be Me; Woogie Boogie; Like A Rolling Stone (live); Blue Moon; Take Me As I Am (Or Let Me Go); Take A Message To Mary

Program 4: Belle Isle; It Hurts Me Too; Minstrel Boy (live); She Belongs To Me (live); Wigwam; Alberta No. 2.

Thanks to Stuart Moore for information and scans.


"Self Portrait" - stereo cassette release, Columbia C2T 30050 (USA), early 1970s:


Columbia C2T 30050 (USA) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release)

Columbia C2T 30050 (USA) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release)

Columbia C2T 30050 (USA) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release)

Columbia C2T 30050 (USA) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release)


Columbia C2T 30050 (USA) - top of cassette with incorrect catalogue number, scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release)

This single cassette release has a folded insert, the reverse of which has details of other Columbia artists cassette releases (Nashville Skyline and Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits are listed). The cassette is light grey with white paper labels. The wrong catalogue number “2CT 30050” instead of the correct “C2T 30050” is stamped on top of the cassette.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"Self Portrait" - stereo cassette releases, Columbia C2T 30050 (USA), late 1970s; Columbia CGT 30050 (USA), after 1985:


Columbia C2T 30050 (USA) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s release)
The second single cassette release has an shorter insert which is blank on the inside. The cassette is light grey with black text, there are now no paper labels.

The third cassette release insert is the same shorter size and has catalogue number "CGT 30050" on the insert while the cassette sides have "GT 30050". It now has a barcode. Side 1 of the cassette has the inverted triangle logo on the left, first introduced in 1985 for Biograph. The reverse of the insert is blank. The cassette is again light grey with black text, there are no paper labels.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


Columbia C2T 30050 (USA) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s release)

Columbia C2T 30050 (USA) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s release)

Columbia CGT 30050 (USA) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel (after 1985 release)

Columbia GT 30050 (USA) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (after 1985 release)

Columbia GT 30050 (USA) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (after 1985 release)

"Self Portrait" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada), 8 Jun 1970, re-released mid-1970s:


Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (1970 release)

The 1970 Canadian release comes in a rough and thick gatefold sleeve while the mid-1970s sleeve is smooth. The sleeve has "LITHO IN CANADA" on the spine. Both sleeves have different copyright lines at bottom rear (see detail scans). The text on the left of the rear sleeve is more indented on the mid-1970s release.


Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1970 release, text at left edge)

Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1970 release, textured card)

Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (1970 release)

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Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1970 release)


Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1970 release - "COLUMBIA RECORDS OF CANADA LTD."))


Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1970 release)


Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (1970 release)


Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (1970 release)

Like the US release, the original Canadian release of this album had red 1960s style Columbia labels with the white "STEREO/360° SOUND" logo (this is the first time the white logo was used on a Canadian Dylan record, even though it was first used for the labels of Highway 61 Revisited in 1965 in the USA). The bottom line of the record labels is "MANUFACTURED BY COLUMBIA RECORDS OF CANADA LTD.". The records of the 1970 copy shown have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-153504-1J, Side 2 - XSM-153505-1M, Side 3 - XSM-153506-1K, Side 4 - XSM-153507-1M.


Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1970 release - "COLUMBIA RECORDS OF CANADA LTD.")


Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada) - front with sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (mid-1970s release)

The mid-1970s gatefold sleeve of the Canadian release again has "LITHO IN CANADA" on the spine and is made of smooth card, thinner than that of the 1970 release. Also, the mid-1970s sleeve has clearly stronger colouring than the 1970 sleeve. The front sleeve has a blue/white sticker with "RECORD SET 2 DISQUES". The records of the mid-1970s copy shown have labels with Columbia logos in a ring round the circumference and handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-153504-1J, Side 2 - XSM-153505-1A-2D, Side 3 - XSM-153506-2A-2X, Side 4 - XSM-153507-1A-2H, D, K. The bottom line of the record labels is "MANUFACTURED BY CBS RECORDS CANADA LTD.". Columbia Records of Canada Ltd. was renamed CBS Records Canada Ltd. in late 1976, so this release is after then.


Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada) - front sticker scan by Lars M. Banke (mid-1970s release)

Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1970s release)

Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1970s release, text on left further from edge)

Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1970s release)

Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1970s release, smooth card)

Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1970s release)


Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1970s release - "CBS RECORDS CANADA LTD.")


Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1970s release)

Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1970s release)

Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1970s release)


Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1970s release - "CBS RECORDS CANADA LTD.")

Thanks to Martin Hoefermann, Lars M. Banke and Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"Self Portrait" - stereo vinyl 2LP sets, Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada for export), mid-1970s:


Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada for export) - front with sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (first mid-1970s copy)
Lars M. Banke has a mid-1970s Canadian copy of Columbia C2X 30050 bought in Sweden where the Columbia logos on the rear sleeve have been obscured with black marker pen. The front sleeve has the same blue/white "RECORD SET 2 DISQUES" sticker as shown above. The record labels have white ring-shaped stickers covering the ring of Columbia logos.


Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada for export) - front sticker scan by Lars M. Banke (first mid-1970s copy)


Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada for export) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (first mid-1970s copy)


Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada for export) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (first mid-1970s copy)


Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada for export) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (first mid-1970s copy)


Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada for export) - Side 1 with white ring-shaped sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (first mid-1970s copy)


Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada for export) - Side 2 with white ring-shaped sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (first mid-1970s copy)

Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada for export) - Side 3 with white ring-shaped sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (first mid-1970s copy)


Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada for export) - Side 4 with white ring-shaped sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (first mid-1970s copy)


Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada for export) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (second mid-1970s copy)


Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada for export) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (second mid-1970s copy)

Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada for export) - Side 1 with black ring-shaped sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (second mid-1970s copy)

Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada for export) - Side 2 with black ring-shaped sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (second mid-1970s copy)

Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada for export) - Side 3 with black ring-shaped sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (second mid-1970s copy)

Columbia C2X 30050 (Canada for export) - Side 4 with black ring-shaped sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (second mid-1970s copy)

Lars M. Banke has a second mid-1970s copy that this time has a sleeve without a front sticker and where the Columbia logos have not been obscured. This time the record labels have black ring-shaped stickers covering the ring of Columbia logos. The records of this copy have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 153504 – 1J, Side 2 – XSM 153505 1a – 2D, Side 3 – XSM 153506 – 2A – 2X, Side 4 – XSM 153507 – 1 A – 2 H, D, K.

Thanks to Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


"Self Portrait" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, CBS 66250/S 64085-86 (UK), Jun 1970 onwards; CBS 460112 1 (UK), 1987:

CBS 66250/S 64085-86 (UK), Jun 1970 (white label copy):


CBS 66250 (UK) - white label copy, photo from www.collectorsfrenzy.com
Thanks to Sergio Mariano Romay for finding this unusual copy in a regular sleeve and inner sleeves, with records with plain white labels. The record labels have just "A1", "B1", "C1" and "D1" plus the tracklistings. The records of this copy have matrix numbers: Side 1 - S64085 A1 & S66250 A1 , Side 2 -  B1: S64085 B1 & S66250 B1, Side 3 - C1: S64086 A1 & S66250 C1, Side 4 - D1: S64086 B1 & S66250 D1.

CBS 66250/S 64085-86 (UK), Jun 1970 (three variants):


CBS 66250 (UK) - front (my copy)


CBS 66250 (UK) - rear of gatefold sleeve with "59/11" price sticker, picture from eil.com

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CBS 66250 (UK) - outside of gatefold sleeve (Garrod & Lofthouse)


CBS 66250 (UK) - rear of gatefold sleeve scan by Simon Blokker (MacNeill Press)


CBS 66250/S 64085 (UK) - test pressing Side 1 picture from eil.com
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CBS 66250 (UK) - inside of gatefold sleeve (both variants)

CBS 66250 (UK) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve (Garrod & Lofthouse)

CBS 66250 (UK) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Simon Blokker (MacNeill Press)

CBS 66250 (UK) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve (both variants)

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CBS 66250/S 64085 (UK) - Side 1


CBS 66250/S 64085 (UK) - detail of Side 1

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CBS 66250/S 64085 (UK) - Side 2

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CBS 66250/S 64086 (UK) - Side 3

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CBS 66250/S 64086 (UK) - Side 4
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CBS UK 1970 inner sleeve - front (my copy)
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CBS UK 1970 inner sleeve - rear (same as 1969)

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CBS UK 1970 inner sleeve second example - front (my copy)

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CBS UK 1970 inner sleeve second example - rear


CBS 66250/S 64085 (UK) - unfolded flyer for album, outside scan by Henry V. Bell


CBS 66250/S 64085 (UK) - unfolded flyer for album, inside scan by Henry V. Bell


CBS 66250 (UK) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, printed by Garrod and Lofthouse (my copy)


CBS 66250 (UK) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, printed by MacNeill Press, scan by Simon Blokker

This album comes in the same gatefold sleeve as the US release, my copy was printed in England by Garrod and Lofthouse International Limited. The catalogue number on the spine and rear sleeve is "CBS 66250". The copy from eil.com has a gold foil sticker on the rear of the gatefold sleeve with price "59/11" (£2 9s 11d or £2.49 today).

Thanks to Ian Woodward for finding a UK test pressing on eil.com. The records come in a commercial gatefold sleeve and CBS inner sleeves. They have white plain white labels with just matrix numbers A1-D1 handwritten in black fibre pen as shown above.

The records have orange CBS labels with two catalogue numbers: on left - 66250, on right S 64085 (Record 1), S 64086 (Record 2), and my copy has stamped matrix numbers: Record 1: Side 1 - S 64085 A2  S 66250 A2, Side 2 - S 64085 B2  S 66250 B2; Record 2: Side 3 - S 64086 A1  S 66250 C1, Side 4 - S 64086 B2  S 66250 D2. Sandra Bishop has a copy of this release where Record 2 has the same matrix numbers as mine, while Record 1 has: Side 1 - S 64085 A1  S 66250 A1, Side 2 - S 64085 B1  S 66250 B1. On Side 1 Days Of 49 is credited to "Traditional", not Frank Warner and the Lomaxes as the US copies above. On Side 3 Copper Kettle is credited to "Traditional" - it should be "A. F. Beddoe" (Albert Frank Beddoe).

Simon Blokker has a copy of the UK release of Self Portrait, S 66250 S 64085/86, with plain orange record labels. The sleeve was not printed by Garrod and Lofthouse International Limited, but by MacNeill Press Ltd, London SE1, see detailed scans. The labels are the same as mine, although the printing of the text around the centre hole is higher, most noticeably on Side 1. The records of this copy have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - S 64085 A2  S 66250 A2, Side 2 - S 64085 B1  S 66250 B1, Side 3 - S 64086 A1  S 66250 C1, Side 4 - S 64086 B1  S 66250 D1.

Shown above is a flyer for the album distributed by CBS to record shops - this was acquired by Henry V. Bell when he worked at Shear's Records in Belfast in 1970.

The paper inner sleeve is the same for both records and is generic. The front contains illustrations of CBS albums of the time, including Johnny Cash, Simon & Garfunkel, Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield, and Taj Mahal. The reverse is the same as the 1969 sleeve shown for the UK release of Nashville Skyline, with the eight point propaganda piece about buying music on vinyl records.

The second paper inner sleeve, also from 1970, comes from another Dylan album that I bought on vinyl at that time (to replace one in my album collection which was stolen in May 1968). The front shows albums with the theme "Heavy on CBS" (The Byrds, Janis Joplin, Blood Sweat & Tears, Soft Machine, etc.), The rear shows more albums with the theme "Sounds of the 70s on CBS" (Leonard Cohen, The Chambers Brothers, Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Al Kooper, etc.). Again the rear sleeve shows the then CBS postal address of CBS Records, 28/30 Theobalds Road, London WC1.

Christopher Burton says: "I have a UK copy of Self Portrait with what I suspect are very first pressing stamped matrices: Record 1: Side 1 - S 64085 A1  S 66250 A1, Side 2 - S 64085 B1  S 66250 B1, Record 2: Side 3 - S 64086 A1  S 66250 C1, Side 4 - S 64086 B1  S 66250 D1. The cover also has a 2" diameter round gold sticker on the back saying "Recommended Retail Price // Two Record Set // 59'11 // This Label Is Removable". I also have a UK copy of Self Portrait on later CBS "sunburst" labels. The stamped matrices are: Record 1: Side 1 - S 64085 A2  S 66250 A2, Side 2 - S 66250 B3  CBS S 64085 B3, Record 2: Side 3 - S 64086 A1  S 66250 C1, Side 4 - S 66250 D3. The sleeve looks very similar to the earlier UK issue but without the Garrod and Lofthouse printing credit on the rear and with "© Bob Dylan (1970)" on the front sleeve portrait in the bottom right corner."


CBS 66250 (UK) - front with sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate sleeve)
Gerd Rundel has a first release copy with a variant sleeve made by a third printer, the E. J. Day Group, London and Bedford. The front sleeve has a white sticker with red text.
CBS 66250 (UK) - front sticker scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate sleeve)


CBS 66250 (UK) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate sleeve)


CBS 66250 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate sleeve - "E. J. Day Group")


CBS 66250 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate sleeve - "E. J. Day Group")

The inside of the gatefold sleeve is the same as my listed copy. The paper inner sleeve is identical to my first listed inner sleeve above with the rear same as in 1969, and is the same for both records. The record labels are also the same as those of my copy. The first release matrix numbers are the same as those of Christopher Burton's copy.

CBS 66250/S 64085-86 (UK), mid 1970s releases (three variants):


CBS 66250 (UK) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (mid/late 1970s releases)


CBS 66250 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid/late 1970s releases)


CBS 66250 (UK) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (mid/late 1970s releases)


CBS 66250 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid/late 1970s releases)

CBS 66250/S 64085 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1970s release - "MADE IN ENGLAND" at bottom)

CBS 66250/S 64085 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s release - "MADE IN ENGLAND" in circumference text)

CBS 66250/S 64085 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1970s release)

CBS 66250/S 64085 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1970s release)

CBS 66250/S 64085 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1970s release)

CBS 66250/S 64086 (UK) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1970s release)

CBS 66250/S 64086 (UK) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1970s release)


CBS 66250 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid/late 1970s releases)

The records of the mid 1970s UK release have orange/yellow CBS labels, introduced for the first time with The Basement Tapes in 1975. This time the gatefold sleeve is an "Interpak II" made in England by Shorewood Packaging Co. Ltd. The front of the gatefold sleeve has “© Bob Dylan (1970)” printed vertically in the lower right hand corner, not present on the front of the 1970 release. The CBS logo and catalogue number on the rear of the sleeve at top right are the same, but the bottom copyright text is completely different. On the Side 1 record label Days Of 49 is now credited to Frank Warner, but on the Side 3 record label Copper Kettle is still wrongly credited to "Traditional". The catalogue number is "66250" on the left (big text) and "S 64085/6" on the right. The records of the copy shown have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - S 64085 A2, S 66250 A2, Side 2 - S 64085 B1, S 66250 B1, Side 3 - S 64086 A1, S 66250 C1, Side 4 - S 64086 B, S 66250 D3.
 

CBS 66250/S 64085 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid 1970s release)

CBS 66250/S 64085 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid 1970s release)

CBS 66250/S 64085 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid 1970s release)

CBS 66250/S 64086 (UK) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid 1970s release)

CBS 66250/S 64086 (UK) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid 1970s release)

This second variant of the mid 1970s release comes in the same gatefold sleeve as the already listed copy for the mid/late 1970s releases. The record labels have different song title and copyright layouts, although they still have "MADE IN ENGLAND" at the bottom and as yet no "LC|0149" capsule. On the Side 1 record label Days Of 49 is correct, but on the Side 3 record label Copper Kettle is still wrongly credited to "Traditional". The records of the copy shown have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - S 64085 A1, S 66250 A1, Side 2 - S 66250 B3, CBS S 64085 B3, Side 3 - S 64086 A1, S 66250 C1, Side 4 - S 64086 B, S 66250 D3.


CBS 66250/S 64085 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (third mid 1970s release)

CBS 66250/S 64085 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (third mid 1970s release)

CBS 66250/S 64085 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (third mid 1970s release)

CBS 66250/S 64086 (UK) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (third mid 1970s release)

CBS 66250/S 64086 (UK) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (third mid 1970s release)

This third variant of the mid 1970s release comes in the same gatefold sleeve as my 1970 release (printed by Garrod and Lofthouse International Limited). The record labels still have "MADE IN ENGLAND" at the bottom and as yet no "LC|0149" capsule. As well as typeface and positioning differences, "Record x of a 2-Record Set" is missing from above the album title, and "S 64085/86 A/B" is now below ”66250” to the left of the centre hole, unlike on the first two mid 1970s variants. The records of the copy shown have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - S 64085 A2, S 66250 A2, Side 2 - S 64085 B1, S 66250 B1, Side 3 - S 64086 A1, S 66250 C1, Side 4 - S 66250 D3.

CBS 66250/S 64085-86 (UK), late 1970s releases (two variants):

The two late 1970s UK releases have the same gatefold sleeve as two mid 1970s releases with sleeves printed by Shorewood Packaging Co. Ltd. The records again have orange/yellow CBS labels, with a later design with "LC|0149" in a capsule to the right of the centre hole.


CBS 66250/S 64085 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first late 1970s release)

CBS 66250/S 64085 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (first late 1970s release)

CBS 66250/S 64085 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (first late 1970s release)

CBS 66250/S 64086 (UK) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (first late 1970s release)

CBS 66250/S 64086 (UK) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (first late 1970s release)

The labels of the first late 1970s release have the "LC|0149" capsule high at top right and "MADE IN ENGLAND" still at the bottom of the label. The catalogue number on the right is "66250". "Record x of a 2-Record Set" has been removed from above the album title and is now left of the centre hole, replacing the stereo arrows. On the Side 2 label Belle Isle is correct, unlike on the next release. The records of the first late 1970s copy shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - S 64085 A2 (stamped), S 66250 A2 (stamped), Side 2 - S 64085 B2 (stamped), S 66250 B2 (stamped), Side 3 - S 64086 A2 (stamped), S 66250 C2 (stamped), Side 4 - CBS-S-64086-B-5 (handwritten), 66250-D-5 (handwritten).


CBS 66250/S 64085 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second late 1970s release)

CBS 66250/S 64085 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second late 1970s release)

CBS 66250/S 64085 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (second late 1970s release with "BE LE ISLE" error)

CBS 66250/S 64086 (UK) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (second late 1970s release)

CBS 66250/S 64086 (UK) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (second late 1970s release)

The labels of the second late 1970s release have the "LC|0149" capsule at centre right and "MADE IN ENGLAND" has been moved from the bottom of the label to the circumference text as the 1987 release below. The catalogue number is "66250" on the left (small text) and "S 64085/6" on the right. "Record x of a 2-Record Set" is now absent but the stereo arrows have returned. The Side 2 record label has a typing error on track 4, “BE LE ISLE”, not present on the first late 1970s Side 2 label. The records of the second late 1970s copy shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS-S-64085-A3 (handwritten), 66250 A3 (stamped); Side 2 - CBS-S-64085-B4 (handwritten), 66250 B4 (stamped); Side 3 - 64086 (handwritten), CBS 66250 A3 (handwritten), Side 4 - CBS-S-64086-B-5 (handwritten), 66250-D-5 (handwritten).

CBS 460112 1 (UK), 1987:


CBS 460112 1 (UK) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (1987 release)

I am dating this release as 1987 because of the new catalogue number and the red CBS record labels, not introduced until the late 1980s. It comes in a regular sleeve that holds both records (no gatefold), made in England by Shorewood Packaging Co. Ltd. The rear sleeve has a barcode. The records have red CBS labels and on Side 1, Days Of '49 is now credited to just Frank Warner. "MADE IN ENGLAND" and CBS copyright information is now in the circumference text on the right and there is nothing at the bottom of the labels. The records of the copy shown have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - 460112-1 A1, Side 2 - 460112-1 B1, Side 3 - 460112-1 C1, Side 4 - 460112-1 D2.


CBS 460112 1 (UK) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1987 release)

CBS 460112 1 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1987 release)

CBS 460112 1 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1987 release)

CBS 460112 1 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1987 release - "MADE IN ENGLAND" and CBS copyright info in circumference text)

CBS 460112 1 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1987 release)

CBS 460112 1 (UK) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (1987 release)

CBS 460112 1 (UK) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (1987 release)


CBS 460112 1 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1987 release)

Thanks to Gerd Rundel, Henry V. Bell and Christopher Burton for information and scans.


"Self Portrait" - stereo cassette release, CBS 40-66250 (UK), late 1970s:
Ronald Born has a CBS UK catalogue from 1974-75 that lists a UK cassette release, also CBS 40-66520. Scans required!


CBS 40-66250 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara
This double play release has a single folded card as the insert with just the tracklisting. The cassette is light grey with black text, there are no paper labels.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS 40-66250 (UK) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 40-66250 (UK) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 40-66250 (UK) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara


"Self Portrait" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, CBS 66250 (NL), Jul 1970, re-released 1975, late 1970s and 1985; CBS 460112 1 (NL), late 1980s:

CBS 66250 (NL), Jul 1970, re-released 1975, late 1970s and 1985:


CBS 66250 (NL) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (all releases)

All the sleeves and records were made in Holland. The records have plain inner sleeves. The 1970 sleeve was laminated and was printed in Holland. There are no printer details. The 1975, late 1970s and 1985 "Interpak II" sleeves are not laminated and were printed in Holland by Shorepak, who made many of the UK sleeves.


CBS 66250 (NL) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (all releases)


CBS 66250 (NL) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1970 release)


CBS 66250 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1970 release - no symbols below "S 66250")


CBS 66250 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1970 release - no "Shorepak" or "LC" capsule)


CBS 66250 (NL) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (1975 release)


CBS 66250 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (1975 release - "2xU" but no "64")

CBS 66250 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (1975 release - "Shorepak" but no "LC" capsule)

CBS 66250 (NL) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s release)


CBS 66250 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s release - "2xU" and "64")


CBS 66250 (NL) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1985 release)


CBS 66250 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1970 release)


CBS 66250 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1970 release)

CBS 66250 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1970 release)

CBS 66250 (NL) - Side 3 scan by Hans Seegers (1970 release)

CBS 66250 (NL) - Side 4 scan by Hans Seegers (1970 release)

CBS 66250 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s and 1985 releases with "Shorepak" and "LC" capsule)


CBS 66250 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 and late 1970s releases)


CBS 66250 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 and late 1970s releases)

CBS 66250 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 and late 1970s releases)

CBS 66250 (NL) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 and late 1970s releases)

CBS 66250 (NL) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 and late 1970s releases)

CBS 66250 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1985 release - "CB|252" and "62")


CBS 66250 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1985 release)


CBS 66250 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1985 release)

CBS 66250 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1985 release)

CBS 66250 (NL) - Side 3 scan by Hans Seegers (1985 release)

CBS 66250 (NL) - Side 4 scan by Hans Seegers (1985 release)

The four rear sleeves are different at top right and bottom right, and the differences are shown above. The 1970 records have orange CBS labels. The 1975 and late 1970s records have orange/yellow CBS labels and matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS  01-66250-1A2 (stamped), Side 2 - S 66250-2B? (handwritten), Side 3 - 01-66250-1C-2 (stamped), Side 4 - S 66250-B4? (handwritten - the handwritten characters are difficult to read). The 1985 records have red CBS labels. On Side 1 Days of '49 is credited to "F. Warner - J.A. Lomax - A. Lomax" as on the US releases. On Side 3 of the 1970 release Copper Kettle is uncredited, on the later releases it's correctly credited to "A. F. Beddoe" (Albert Frank Beddoe).

CBS 66250 (Spain for NL), 1973:


CBS S 66250 (Spain for NL) - front scan by Lars M. Banke
This release from around 1973 owned by Lars M. Banke was made in Spain for the Dutch market to meet extra demand. The gatefold sleeve is the same as the 1970 Dutch sleeve above with "NL printed in Holland" on the rear. The record labels are plain orange of a different design from the COFASA Spanish labels below, with "MADE IN SPAIN" in English. The labels have the logo of the Dutch copyright organisation "STEMRA", not the Spanish "SGAE" organisation, so could not have been legally sold in Spain.
CBS S 66250 (Spain for NL) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke

CBS S 66250 (Spain for NL) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke


CBS S 66250 (Spain for NL) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke


CBS S 66250 (Spain for NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke ("MADE IN SPAIN" in English)

CBS S 66250 (Spain for NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke ("STEMRA")

CBS S 66250 (Spain for NL) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke


CBS S 66250 (Spain for NL) - Side 3 scan by Lars M. Banke


CBS S 66250 (Spain for NL) - Side 4 scan by Lars M. Banke


CBS S 66250 (Spain for NL) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke ("NL printed in Holland" - compare with 1970 Dutch release above)

CBS 460112 1 (NL), late 1980s:


CBS 460112 1 (NL) - front with "NICE PRICE" sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

The late 1980s Dutch release has a new catalogue number, CBS 460112 1. The front of the gatefold sleeve has a “NICE PRICE” sticker and the rear sleeve has a barcode at top right. The inside of the gatefold sleeve has a small number “01-460112-20” at the bottom (missing from previous releases). The records are in original CBS “NICE PRICE” inner sleeves (both inner sleeves are the same). The red CBS labels have a different text layout from those of the 1985 red label release and an asterisk next to the side number to the right of the centre hole. The records of the copy shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - 01-66250-2A-1 (stamped), Side 2 - 01-66250-3B-1 (stamped), Side 3 - 01-66250-2C-1 (stamped), Side 4 - S 66250-4 (handwritten).


CBS 460112 1 (NL) - front "NICE PRICE" sticker scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

CBS 460112 1 (NL) - rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

CBS 460112 1 (NL) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

CBS 460112 1 (NL) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

CBS 460112 1 (NL) - inner sleeve front scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

CBS 460112 1 (NL) - inner sleeve rear scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

CBS 460112 1 (NL) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

CBS 460112 1 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

CBS 460112 1 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

CBS 460112 1 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

CBS 460112 1 (NL) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

CBS 460112 1 (NL) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)


CBS 460112 1 (NL) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

Thanks to Gerd Rundel, Hans Seegers and Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


"Self Portrait" - promo and commercial stereo vinyl 2LP sets, CBS S 66250/CBS S 64 085-86 (West Germany), 1970:


CBS S 66250 (West Germany) - front with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara

This release has Bob's name and the album title printed in the centre of Bob's forehead on the front sleeve! The gatefold sleeve is laminated both outside and inside. Manuel García Jara has one copy with a gold sticker on the front with "CBS-STAR-SERIE 2LPs DM 25,-". Gerd Rundel also has a copy with two completely different stickers: one in German with "Nr. 1 in England" and the other in English with "ALBUM 2 RECORDS.


CBS S 66250 (West Germany) - front with different stickers, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS S 66250 (West Germany) - front sticker scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS S 66250 (West Germany) - front sticker scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS S 66250 (West Germany) - front sticker scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS S 66250 (West Germany) - front scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS S 66250 (West Germany) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS S 66250 (West Germany) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS S 66250 (West Germany) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS S 66250 (West Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS S 66250/CBS S 64 085 (West Germany) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (promo release)

CBS S 66250/CBS S 64 085 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (promo release)

CBS S 66250/CBS S 64 085 (West Germany) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (promo release)

CBS S 66250/CBS S 64 086 (West Germany) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (promo release)

CBS S 66250/CBS S 64 086 (West Germany) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (promo release)

CBS S 66250/CBS S 64 085 (West Germany) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (commercial release)

CBS S 66250/CBS S 64 085 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (commercial release - promo release has the same text)

CBS S 66250/CBS S 64 085 (West Germany) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (commercial release)

CBS S 66250/CBS S 64 086 (West Germany) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (commercial release)

CBS S 66250//CBS S 64 086 (West Germany) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (commercial release)


CBS S 66250 (West Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

The records have orange CBS labels with individual catalogue numbers CBS S 64 085 and CBS S 64 086. They have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 27 0654 220 S1, S 64085 S1, Side 2 - 27 0654 220 S2, S 64085 S2, Side 3 - 27 0654 221 S1, S 64086 S1, Side 4 - 27 0654 221 S2, S 64086 S2, plus “P 1970” stamped on each side. On Side 3 Copper Kettle is wrongly credited to "None" - it should be to "A. F. Beddoe" (Albert Frank Beddoe). Manuel García Jara has two copies with the same record labels as the copy from Gerd Rundel. One has the gold sticker on the front as above.

Gerd also has a German white label promo copy. It has “Unverkäufliche Musterplatte [Sample Disc Not for Sale]” printed right of the centre hole on each record label. It comes in a fully laminated gatefold sleeve with the same golden “CBS-STAR-SERIE” sticker on the front as Manuel's copy shown. The records of this copy also have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 27 0654 220 S1, S 64085 S1, Side 2 - 27 0654 220 S2, S 64085 S2, Side 3 - 27 0654 221 S1, S 64086 S1, Side 4 - 27 0654 221 S2, S 64086 S2, plus “P 1970” stamped on each side.

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


"Self Portrait" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, CBS S 66250 (NL for West Germany), 1972:


CBS S 66250 (NL for West Germany) - front with German sticker, picture from www.discogs.com
This West German release was imported from Holland so the front sleeve does not have Bob's name and the album title. There is a German "SUPER STAR SERIE 2LPs DM29,-" silver sticker with a higher price (DM29,-) than the release above (DM25,-). This album has a gatefold sleeve printed in Holland and the Dutch 1970 release solid orange CBS record labels. The records are in German CBS “SUPER STAR SERIE” inner sleeves. The inner sleeve can be dated to 1972 at the earliest because of the inclusion of Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II from Nov 1971 and other artists' albums from 1972.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for finding this on www.discogs.com.


CBS S 66250 (NL for West Germany) - front German sticker, picture from www.discogs.com


CBS S 66250 (NL for West Germany) - rear picture from www.discogs.com


CBS S 66250 (NL for West Germany) - inside of gatefold sleeve, picture from www.discogs.com

CBS S 66250 (NL for West Germany) - CBS "Super Star Serie" inner sleeve, picture from www.discogs.com


CBS 66250 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1970 release)


"Self Portrait" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, CBS S 66250/CBS S 64085-86 (France), 1970 (two releases):


CBS S 66250 (France) - front with information and pricing band (my copy)
This release comes in a standard gatefold sleeve which was printed in France by France-Imprimerie. It does not have text on the front, and is laminated on the outside only. Surprisingly, despite releasing Dylan 7" singles, CBS France did not release another Dylan album until Slow Train Coming in 1979 - all other 1970s releases sold in France were imported from Holland. There are two sleeve and label variants. My copy of the first release of this 2LP set has a black pricing/information band round the folded sleeve. The album price was 42 French Francs. My rear sleeve and record labels are as shown for Manuel's first release copy.

The first release has a black printed circle to the left of the CBS logo at rear top right, the second release has a gold oval sticker with "2xT". This means "2 Taille" or "2 Parts". The background of the rear of the second release gatefold sleeve has a noticeably darker section to the right and top - this colour difference is shown on the second rear detail scan.


CBS S 66250 (France) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)


CBS S 66250 (France) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release - my copy is the same)


CBS S 66250 (France) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)


CBS S 66250 (France) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release - printed black circle)

CBS S 66250 (France) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release - gold oval sticker with "2xT")


CBS S 66250 (France) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release - shade difference patch on rear)


CBS S 66250 (France) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release - shade difference)


CBS S 66250/CBS S 64085 (France) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release - "B.I.E.M.")


CBS S 66250/CBS S 64085 (France) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release - no vertical bar)

CBS S 66250/CBS S 64085 (France) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (Record 1, Side 1 - first release - my copy is the same)


CBS S 66250/CBS S 64085-86 (France) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (Record 1, Side 1 - both releases)


CBS S 66250/CBS S 64085 (France) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (Record 1, Side 2 - first release)


CBS S 66250/CBS S 64086 (France) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (Record 2, Side 1 - first release)


CBS S 66250/CBS S 64086 (France) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (Record 2, Side 2 - first release)

CBS S 66250/CBS S 64085 (France) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (Record 1, Side 1 - second release)

CBS S 66250/CBS S 64085 (France) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release - "SACEM")

CBS S 66250/CBS S 64085 (France) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release - vertical bar on left of "Stereo mono", Sides 2-4 are the same as the first release)

CBS S 66250/CBS S 64085 (France) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (Record 1, Side 2 - second release)

CBS S 66250/CBS S 64086 (France) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (Record 2, Side 1 - second release)

CBS S 66250/CBS S 64086 (France) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (Record 2, Side 2 - second release)


CBS S 66250 (France) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases - "F" vertically on right)

The records of both releases have orange CBS labels with individual catalogue numbers CBS S 64085 and CBS S 64086. The major difference is that each record label of the first release has the logo of the Dutch copyright organisation "BIEM" to the right of the centre hole, while on the second release labels this is "SACEM", the French organisation. A minor difference is that on the Side 1 label of the second release the "Stereo mono" lozenge to the left of the centre hole has a vertical bar on its left. This is missing from the first release Side 1 label and both sets of Sides 2-4 labels. The second release labels are also a darker orange, but this may just be a scanner difference. The records of both copies shown have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS S 64085 A, Side 2 - CBS S 64085 B, Side 3 - CBS S 64086 A, Side 4 - CBS S 64086 B. The records of my first release copy have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS S 64085 A plus "GP" in a circle, Side 2 - CBS S 64085 B, Side 3 - CBS S 64086 A, Side 4 - CBS S 64086 B plus "GP" in a circle. These are probably the same as the other copies.

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


"Self Portrait" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, CBS S 66250/CBS S 64085-86 (Italy), 23 Jun 1970:


CBS S 66250/CBS S 64085-86 (Italy) - front scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS S 66250/CBS S 64085-86 (Italy) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS S 66250/CBS S 64085-86 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS S 66250/CBS S 64085-86 (Italy) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS S 66250/CBS S 64085-86 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS S 66250/CBS S 64085 (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (Side 1 of set)

CBS S 66250/CBS S 64085-86 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS S 66250/CBS S 64085 (Italy) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (Side 2 of set)

CBS S 66250/CBS S 64086 (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (Side 3 of set)

CBS S 66250/CBS S 64086 (Italy) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (Side 4 of set)

This set was manufactured in Italy with a laminated outer sleeve and matt inner gatefold. The slots in the gatefold sleeve for the records are inside the centre. The album was distributed in Italy by Distribuzione Messagerie Musicali of Milan and Rome. The records have orange CBS labels and are individually numbered CBS S 64085 and 64086. They have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - CI 64085 1L, Side 2 - CI 64085 2L, Side 3 - CI 64086 1L, Side 4 - CI 64086 2L. The records also have "23-6-70" (23 Jun 1970) written in the vinyl on each side, presumably the pressing date.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"Autorretrato [Self Portrait]" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, CBS S 66250 (Spain), 1970, reissued 1975, 1978, 1980, 1986; CBS/Sony 460112 1 (Spain), 1991:

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - 1970 release:


CBS S 66250 (Spain) - front with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)

This set was manufactured in Spain. It was the third Dylan album released in Spain in 1970 after Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits and Nashville Skyline, and reached #3 in the Spanish album charts on 19 Oct 1970. The 1970 gatefold sleeve was not laminated. Initial copies of the 1970 front sleeve had an orange sticker with "BOB DYLAN" and the Spanish album title "Autorretrato" in white. The sleeve was printed by Offset ALG, Madrid. The Discos CBS address is Calle Princesa 1, Madrid-13. On the rear sleeve the Spanish word "Estéreo" is spelled wrongly as "Estereo".

The 1970 records were made by Fonogram S.A. of Madrid for Discos CBS S.A. as CBS did not yet have a pressing plant in Spain (Fonogram changed its name to COFASA in late 1970). They have orange CBS labels with the Spanish album title plus song titles in Spanish and English. The 1970 records of the copy shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 153504-1L, Side 2 - XSM 153505-1L, Side 3 - XSM 153506-1J, Side 4 - XSM 153507-1J.


CBS S 66250 (Spain) - front sticker scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release without sticker)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release with sticker)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970, 1975 and 1978 releases)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - detail of rear with misprint, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970, 1975 and 1978 releases)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 Fonogram release)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 Fonogram release)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 Fonogram release)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 Fonogram release)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 Fonogram release)


CBS S 66250 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970, 1975 and 1978 releases)


CBS S 66250 (Spain) - detail of spine with Spanish title, scan by Manuel García Jara (all releases)


CBS S 66250 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Simon Blokker (early 1970s CBS release)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Simon Blokker (early 1970s CBS release)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Simon Blokker (early 1970s CBS release)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - Side 3 scan by Simon Blokker (early 1970s CBS release)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - Side 4 scan by Simon Blokker (early 1970s CBS release)

The next release was made around 1973 by Discos CBS S.A. themselves, but the records still have orange CBS labels with the Spanish album title plus song titles in Spanish and English, in a different typeface from that of the labels of the 1970 Fonogram release. These records come in exactly the same sleeve and have the same matrix numbers as those of the 1970 Fonogram release.

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - 1975 release:


CBS S 66250 (Spain) - front with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

The 1975 release had the same gatefold sleeve as the 1970 Spanish release, this time with a pink sticker with black text "ALBUM 2 DISCOS PRECIO ESPECIAL [2 DISC ALBUM SPECIAL PRICE]". The 1975 records had orange/yellow CBS labels and were again made by Discos CBS S.A. themselves. The 1975 records of the copy shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 153504-1AB, Side 2 - XSM 153505-IM, Side 3 - XSM 153506-1AB, Side 4 - XSM 153507-IJ.


CBS S 66250 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - front sticker scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - 1975/1978 mixed label release:


CBS S 66250 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 and 1978 releases)

The 1978 release has the same sleeve as the 1970 and 1975 releases with the Discos CBS address of Calle Princesa 1, Madrid-1, which is initially surprising, as Discos CBS had moved to a new address in Avenida del Generalísimo 25, Madrid-16, in May 1976. However, Manuel García Jara says that it was normal for Discos CBS to reuse sleeves for double albums; for some reason, Blonde On Blonde never had a CBS address, and other double albums (Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II and The Basement Tapes) always had the first Discos CBS address (Calle Princesa 1, Madrid-1) even on the reissues of the 1980s and 1990s.


CBS S 66250 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 and 1978 releases)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 and 1978 releases)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 and 1978 releases)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - detail of Side 3, scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)

The record labels of this release are surprising, in that the labels for record 1 are the same as the 1975 release, but the labels for record 2 are completely different! They have a different text layout and type face and as can be seen from the details to the left of the centre hole, on record 1 the sides are labelled "Cara A" and "Cara B", there is an arrows logo under ESTEREO" and the playing speed is printed to the right of "ESTEREO" and the arrows logo. On record 2 the Sides are labelled "Cara 3" and "Cara 4", there is no arrows logo and the playing speed is now below "ESTEREO" to the right. Manuel thinks CBS used sleeves and record 1s from stock and just ordered new copies of record 2! (The same situation occurs with the 1978 Spanish release of Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II.) The records of the copy shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 153504-1AB, Side 2 - XSM 153505-1AB, Side 3 - XSM 153506-1AB, Side 4 - XSM 153507-1AB.

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - 1975/1978 mixed sleeve/labels release:


CBS S 66250 (Spain) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (1975 release - 1978 release is the same without the sticker)
Both records of this copy have 1978 release labels, but they come in a sleeve from 1975 - the 1978 release sleeve was exactly the same but did not have a front sticker. The rear still has the first Discos CBS address (Calle Princesa 1, Madrid-1).

The handwritten matrix numbers are: Side 1 - XSM-153504-1AB, Side 2 - XSM-153505-1M, Side 3 - XSM- 153506-1AB, Side 4 - XSM-153507-1J.


CBS S 66250 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (1978 release)


CBS S 66250 (Spain) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (1975 release - 1978 release is the same)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (1978 release)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (1978 release)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (1978 release)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - Side 3 scan by Lars M. Banke (1978 release)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - Side 4 scan by Lars M. Banke (1978 release)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - 1980 release:


CBS S 66250 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1980 and 1986 releases)
The 1980 release has a new sleeve that is now laminated. The address of Discos CBS has changed to their new address of Paseo de la Castellana 93, Madrid-16. The CBS logo on the rear sleeve is smaller, gives the catalogue number as "S 66250" instead of "S-66250" and the Spanish word "Estéreo" is spelled correctly.
CBS S 66250 (Spain) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1980 and 1986 releases)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1980 and 1986 releases)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1980 and 1986 releases)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1980 and 1986 releases)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1980 and 1986 releases)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1980 release)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1980 release)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975, 1978 and 1980 releases)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1980 release)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (1980 release)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (1980 release)

Curiouser and curiouser! The record labels of the 1980 release revert to the 1975 design! (The same situation occurs with the 1980 Spanish release of Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II.)  The records of the copy shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-153504-1AB, Side 2 - 66250-1-B0, Side 3 - 66250-1-C0, Side 4 - XSM-153507-1AB.

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - 1986 release:


CBS S 66250 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1986 release)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1986 release)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1986 release)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (1986 release)

CBS S 66250 (Spain) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (1986 release)

The 1986 release has the same gatefold sleeve as the 1980 release, again with the album title in Spanish and the song titles in Spanish and English. The records now have red CBS labels, numbered as sides 1 and 2 for both record 1 and record 2. The records of the copy shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - 66250-A0, Side 2 - 66250-1-B0, Side 3 - 66250-C0, Side 4 - XSM 153507-1AB.

CBS/Sony 460112 1 (Spain) - 1991 release:
 

CBS/Sony 460112 1 (Spain) - front with sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke
The 1991 release is now on the CBS/Sony label because the Columbia name could not yet be used in Spain for legal reasons, with a new catalogue number, CBS/Sony 460112 1. It comes this time in a wide single sleeve, not a gatefold sleeve as previous releases, with the Sony Music Spanish address, Paseo de la Castellana, 93, 28046-Madrid. The front sleeve has a sticker with "DOBLE PRECIO REDONDO [DOUBLE NICE PRICE]". The records have red CBS/Sony labels, numbered as sides 1 to 4. They were made for CBS/Sony Spain by Tecnodiscso S.A., Madrid and the circumference text also includes the Tecnodisco telephone number.

CBS/Sony 460112 1 (Spain) - front sticker scan by Lars M. Banke

CBS/Sony 460112 1 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke

CBS/Sony 460112 1 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke

CBS/Sony 460112 1 (Spain) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke

CBS/Sony 460112 1 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke


CBS/Sony 460112 1 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke


CBS/Sony 460112 1 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke

CBS/Sony 460112 1 (Spain) - Side 3 scan by Lars M. Banke

CBS/Sony 460112 1 (Spain) - Side 4 scan by Lars M. Banke

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for finding the 1970 set on eBay and to Manuel García Jara, Lars M. Banke and Simon Blokker for further information and scans.


"Autorretrato [Self Portrait]" - stereo 2 cassette set, CBS 40-66250 (Spain), 1976:


CBS 40-66250 (Spain) - outside of cassette 1 insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 40-66250 (Spain) - outside of cassette 2 insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 40-66250 (Spain) - inside of both cassette inserts, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 40-66250 (Spain) - detail of outside of cassette 1 insert, scan by Manuel García Jara ("Days of 40")

CBS 40-66250 (Spain) - detail of cassette Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 40-66250 (Spain) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 40-66250 (Spain) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 40-66250 (Spain) - cassette Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 40-66250 (Spain) - cassette Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara


This release comes on two separate cassettes. The album title is given as Autorretrato on both the inserts and the cassette labels and is not translated. Each cassette has a folded insert which has the same details of other CBS Spain cassette releases on the inside. The Discos CBS address is Calle Princesa 1, Madrid-1 and Desire is still not listed on the insert. The song titles on the inserts are in Spanish and English - Days Of '49 is translated as "Dias Del 49" but the English title is wrongly printed as "Days of 40"! The inserts were printed in Spain by Gráficas Dauco. The cassettes are white with orange CBS labels dated 1976 and the song titles are in Spanish only. On the Side 4 label Felice Bryant's name is misspelled as "F. Fryant".

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Self Portrait" - stereo vinyl 2LP sets, CBS 66250 (Greece), 1970; CBS 66250 (NL/Greece), 1975; CBS 460112 1 (Greece), late 1980s:

CBS 66250 (Greece), 1970:


CBS 66250 (Greece) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)

CBS 66250 (Greece) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)

CBS 66250 (Greece) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)

CBS 66250 (Greece) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)

CBS 66250 (Greece) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)

CBS 66250 (Greece) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)

CBS 66250 (Greece) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)

CBS 66250 (Greece) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)

CBS 66250 (Greece) - detail of Side 3, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)

CBS 66250 (Greece) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)


CBS 66250 (Greece) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)

The 1970 2LP set with gatefold sleeve is the rarest of all Dylan albums released in Greece during the Colonels' regime. Like other records of this period, this was made by "Music-box" of Athens and printed by Fotiadis & Ioannidis, also of Athens. This record was also the first Dylan double album released in Greece as Blonde On Blonde was not released there until the mid-1970s. Like Nashville Skyline, the sleeve and label design of this album are based on the French release. The outside of the gatefold sleeve has the same CBS logo as the French sleeve. The rear of the gatefold sleeve has text in English and Greek at the bottom. The inner gatefold sleeve is standard. The record labels are dark orange with "Volume 1" and "Volume 2" instead of "Record 1" and "Record 2"". If you compare the labels of the French and Greek releases of this album, you will see that both albums have Sides 1 and 2 with "BIEM", Side 3 with "BIEM" "CHAPPELL" "FRANCIS DAY" and Side 4 with "BIEM" "CHAPPELL". On Side 3 Copper Kettle is uncredited. The records of the copy shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - S 64085 A, Side 2 - S 64085 B, Side 3 - S 64086 A, Side 4 - S 64086 B.

CBS 66250 (NL/Greece), 1975:


CBS 66250 (NL/Greece) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (1975 release)
This 1975 release is unusual in that the records were made in Greece but are held in a 1975 Dutch gatefold sleeve as above (the second of the four releases shown), with "NL printed in Holland" printed on the rear and made by Shorepak. The records have orange/yellow CBS labels with copyright text in English and Greek round the circumference (they have a completely different design from the orange/yellow Dutch labels). The "BIEM" logo is no longer present on the labels. On Side 3 Copper Kettle is correctly credited to "A. F. Beddoe". There are stickers on Sides 2 and 4.


CBS 66250 (NL/Greece) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (1975 release)


CBS 66250 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (1975 release - compare with 1975 Dutch release above)

CBS 66250 (Greece) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (1975 release)

CBS 66250 (Greece) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (1975 release)

CBS 66250 (Greece) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (1975 release)

CBS 66250 (Greece) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (1975 release)

CBS 66250 (Greece) - Side 3 scan by Lars M. Banke (1975 release)

CBS 66250 (Greece) - Side 4 scan by Lars M. Banke (1975 release)


CBS 66250 (NL/Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (1975 release - "NL printed in Holland", compare with 1975 Dutch release above)

CBS 460112 1 (NL/Greece), late 1980s:


CBS 460112 1 (NL/Greece) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1980s release)
This late 1980s release has a new catalogue number and the records have red CBS labels. The gatefold sleeve was printed in Holland and is the same as the late 1980s Dutch sleeve with the same catalogue number listed above. The records were pressed in Greece and just show the catalogue number as "460112". They have handwritten matrix numbers with the old catalogue number: Side 1 - 66250 A, Side 2 - 66250 B, Side 3 - 66250 C, Side 4 - 66250 D.
CBS 460112 1 (NL/Greece) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1980s release)

CBS 460112 1 (NL/Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1980s release - compare with late 1980s Dutch release above)

CBS 460112 1 (Greece) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1980s release)

CBS 460112 1 (Greece) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1980s release)

CBS 460112 1 (Greece) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1980s release)

CBS 460112 1 (Greece) - Side 3 scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1980s release)

CBS 460112 1 (Greece) - Side 4 scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1980s release)


CBS 460112 1 (NL/Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1980s release - "Printed in Holland", compare with late 1980s Dutch release above)

Thanks to Manuel García Jara and Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


"Self Portrait" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, CBS S 66250 (Israel), 1970:


CBS S 66250 (Israel) - front scan by Arie de Reus
This release has an unusual gatefold sleeve with the CBS logo plus Bob's name and the album title on the front. The rear photo has muted colours and the photos on the inside of the gatefold sleeve are in monochrome.
CBS S 66250 (Israel) - detail of front, scan by Arie de Reus

CBS S 66250 (Israel) - detail of front, scan by Arie de Reus


CBS S 66250 (Israel) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Arie de Reus


CBS S 66250 (Israel) - rear scan by Arie de Reus

CBS S 66250 (Israel) - Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus

CBS S 66250 (Israel) - detail of Side 1, scan by Arie de Reus

CBS S 66250 (Israel) - Side 2 scan by Arie de Reus

CBS S 66250 (Israel) - Side 3 scan by Arie de Reus

CBS S 66250 (Israel) - Side 4 scan by Arie de Reus

The records were made in Israel and have orange CBS labels. The records of Hans Seegers' copy have stamped matrix numbers: Record 1 - S 64085 A1  S 66250 A/ S 64085 B2  S 66250 B2, Record 2 - S 64086 A2  S 66250 C2/ S 64086  S 66250 D3

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


"Self Portrait" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, CBS/Sony SONP 50318-319 (Japan), 1970:


CBS/Sony SONP 50318-319 (Japan) - front of 1970 release with top obi, picture found by Wil Gielen

This release was in the normal gatefold sleeve, this time textured on the outside. Unusually, it has Dylan copyright information for the painting on the front sleeve at bottom right. There was a top obi with a price of ¥3,600, which is also printed on the rear of the gatefold sleeve at bottom right and also on the inner gatefold at bottom right in addition to the CBS/Sony copyright text. This release is very difficult to find with its obi! This album also includes a four-page insert with the tracklist and text in Japanese on front and Dylan discography on rear. The promo copy has records with black and white CBS/Sony promo labels, individually numbered SONP-50318 and SONP-50319. The records of the commercial copy have orange/cream CBS/Sony labels. The records of the commercial copy shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - 50318A1 1A4, Side 2 - 50318B1 1A1, Side 3 - 50319A1 1A2, Side 4 - 50319B1 1A3.

Thanks to William Henry Prince, Wil Gielen, Hans Seegers and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS/Sony SONP 50318-319 (Japan) - detail of 1970 release with top obi, picture found by Wil Gielen


CBS/Sony SONP 50318-319 (Japan) - front of 1970 release, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony SONP 50318-319 (Japan) - detail of front of 1970 release, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony SONP 50318-319 (Japan) - outside of gatefold sleeve of 1970 release, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS/Sony SONP 50318-319 (Japan) - detail of front of 1970 release, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Sony SONP 50318-319 (Japan) - detail of rear of 1970 release, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS/Sony SONP 50318-319 (Japan) - inside of gatefold sleeve of 1970 release, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS/Sony SONP 50318-319 (Japan) - insert from 1970 release, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS/Sony SONP 50318-319 (Japan) - detail of insert from 1970 release, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Sony SONP 50318 (Japan) - Side 1 of promo 1970 release, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS/Sony SONP 50318 (Japan) - detail of Side 1 of promo 1970 release, scan by Hans Seegers (the Japanese characters under the CBS/Sony logo indicate a sample)

CBS/Sony SONP 50318 (Japan) - Side 2 of promo 1970 release, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS/Sony SONP 50319 (Japan) - Side 3 of promo 1970 release, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS/Sony SONP 50319 (Japan) - Side 4 of promo 1970 release, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS/Sony SONP 50318 (Japan) - Side 1 of commercial 1970 release, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Sony SONP 50318 (Japan) - detail of Side 1 of commercial 1970 release, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Sony SONP 50318 (Japan) - Side 2 of commercial 1970 release, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Sony SONP 50318 (Japan) - Side 3 of commercial 1970 release, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Sony SONP 50318 (Japan) - Side 4 of commercial 1970 release, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS/Sony SONP 50318-319 (Japan) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve of 1970 release, scan by Manuel García Jara


"Self Portrait" - reissue stereo vinyl 2LP sets: CBS/Sony SOPI 5-6 (Japan), 1973; CBS/Sony SOPJ 49-50 (Japan), 1974:


CBS/Sony SOPI 5-6 (Japan) - front of 1973 release with top obi, scan by Wil Gielen

Both these releases had a gatefold sleeve and an 8-page stapled booklet unique to Japan in English and Japanese. SOPI 5-6 and SOPJ 49-50 have beige top obis with price ¥3,600. All the records have CBS/Sony orange/cream labels, the 1974 promo copy has black and white labels.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Wil Gielen for information and scans.


CBS/Sony SOPI 5-6 (Japan) - detail of obi from 1973 release, scan by Wil Gielen

CBS/Sony SOPI 5-6 (Japan) - rear of 1973 release with top obi, scan by Wil Gielen

CBS/Sony SOPJ 49-50 (Japan) - front of 1974 release with top obi, scan by Wil Gielen

CBS/Sony SOPJ 49-50 (Japan) - detail of obi from 1974 release, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS/Sony SOPJ 49-50 (Japan) - rear of 1974 release with top obi, scan by Wil Gielen

CBS/Sony SOPJ 49-50 (Japan) - front booklet with 1974 release, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS/Sony SOPI 5-6 (Japan) - Side 1 of 1973 release, scan by Wil Gielen

CBS/Sony SOPJ 49-50 (Japan) - front promo booklet with 1974 release, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS/Sony SOPJ 49-50 (Japan) - top obi from 1974 release, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony SOPJ 49-50 (Japan) - Side 1 of 1974 release, scan by Wil Gielen (promo release)


CBS/Sony SOPJ 49-50 (Japan) - Side 1 of 1974 release, scan by Wil Gielen (commercial release)

"Self Portrait" - reissue stereo vinyl 2LP sets: CBS/Sony 40AP 279-80 (Japan), 1976, re-released early 1977 and late 1977:


CBS/Sony 40AP 279-80 (Japan) - front of 1976 release with dark red side obi, picture from eil.com


CBS/Sony 40AP 279-80 (Japan) - front of 1976 release with brown side obi, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony 40AP 279-80 (Japan) - front of booklet from 1976 and 1977 releases, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony 40AP 279-80 (Japan) - Side 1 of 1976 and 1977 releases, scan by Wil Gielen


CBS/Sony 40AP 279-80 (Japan) - 1976 release, front of obi scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony 40AP 279-80 (Japan) - 1976 release, rear of obi scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony 40AP 279-80 (Japan) - early 1977 release, front of obi scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony 40AP 279-80 (Japan) - early 1977 release, rear of obi scan by Hans Seegers
CBS/Sony 40AP 279-80 has a side obi with price ¥4,000 (the "40" in the catalogue number indicates the price). It was released three times: first in 1976 with a dark red side obi, secondly in early 1977 with a brown side obi, and thirdly in late 1977 with a wider brown side obi giving Japanese tour dates in Feb-Mar 1978. Again there was an 8-page stapled booklet unique to Japan in English and Japanese. The 1976 records have stamped matrix numbers: 40AP-279/80 A1/B1

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Wil Gielen for information and scans.


"Self Portrait" - stereo vinyl 2LP sets, CBS S2BP 220057 (Australia), 1970, re-released mid-1970s:


CBS S2BP 220057 (Australia) - front with sticker, my copy (original release - "$10.25")
Stuart Moore has three copies of this release, the first two are identical except that one has a red circular sticker on the front sleeve with a price of $AUS 9.95. The records have original orange labels while the rear sleeve and inside gatefold are in colour. The text at the bottom of the rear sleeve is the same as that of the US release, with no mention of Australia. One of these copies has a promo stamp on the rear sleeve. Sergio Mariano Romay has found an original copy on eBay with a price sticker for $AUS 10.25! This copy (which I now have) also has a rear and inside sleeve in colour and orange CBS labels, identical to those shown. The records of my copy come in shaped clear plastic sleeves, which may not be original. They have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - A MX 161975  SBP 233643-1, Side 2 - A MX 161976  SBP 233643-2, Side 3 - A MX 161977-6  SBP 233644-3, Side 4 - A MX 161978  SBP 233644-4.
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CBS S2BP 220057 (Australia) - detail of front with sticker, scan by Stuart Moore (original release - "$9.95")

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CBS S2BP 220057 (Australia) - detail of rear with promo stamp, scan by Stuart Moore (original release)


CBS S2BP 220057 (Australia) - detail of front with sticker, my copy (original release - "$10.25")

CBS S2BP 220057 (Australia) - outside of gatefold sleeve, my copy (original release)

CBS S2BP 220057 (Australia) - detail of rear, my copy (original release)
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CBS S2BP 220057 (Australia) - detail of rear, scan by Stuart Moore (original release)


CBS S2BP 220057 (Australia) - inside of gatefold sleeve, my copy (original release)

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CBS S2BP 220057 (Australia) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Stuart Moore (second release - monochrome)

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CBS S2BP 220057 (Australia) - detail of rear, scan by Stuart Moore (second release - monochrome)

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CBS S2BP 220057 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (original release)


CBS S2BP 220057 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Stuart Moore (original release)

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CBS S2BP 220057 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (original release)
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CBS S2BP 220057 (Australia) - Side 3 scan by Stuart Moore (original release)
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CBS S2BP 220057 (Australia) - Side 4 scan by Stuart Moore (original release)
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CBS S2BP 220057 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (second release)


CBS S2BP 220057 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Stuart Moore (second release)

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CBS S2BP 220057 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (second release)
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CBS S2BP 220057 (Australia) - Side 3 scan by Stuart Moore (second release)
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CBS S2BP 220057 (Australia) - Side 4 scan by Stuart Moore (second release)


CBS S2BP 220057 (Australia) - spine of gatefold sleeve, my copy (original release)

Stuart's third copy from the mid-1970s has records with orange/yellow labels while the rear sleeve and inside gatefold are in monochrome.

Early Australian release labels like both shown had the text "MADE IN AUSTRALIA BY A REGISTERED USER OF THE TRADE MARKS" without a CBS copyright. This is because up to 1977 all Australian records were manufactured by the Australian Record Company (Pty) Ltd. (A.R.C.) on behalf of CBS. A.R.C. changed its name to CBS Records Australia Limited on 17 Oct 1977, and after that date the longer bottom edge text includes the CBS copyright information. (Stuart Moore says that the label change may not have occurred till late 1978 or early 1979, Bob Dylan At Budokan from 1978 still does not have a CBS copyright nor does Masterpieces, Slow Train Coming from 1979 does have the CBS copyright.) There must also be a late 1970s release with longer copyright text round the bottom of the labels.

Thanks to Stuart Moore and Sergio Mariano Romay for information and scans.


"Self Portrait" - stereo cassette release, CBS 2PC 057 (Australia), 1970s:

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CBS 2PC 057 (Australia) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Stuart Moore
This release again has a single folded card as the insert with just the tracklisting. The cassette is light grey with black text, there are no paper labels.

Thanks to Stuart Moore for information and scans.

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CBS 2PC 057 (Australia) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Stuart Moore

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CBS 2PC 057 (Australia) - cassette Side 1, scan by Stuart Moore

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CBS 2PC 057 (Australia) - cassette Side 2, scan by Stuart Moore

"Self Portrait" - stereo/mono vinyl 2LP set, CBS SBP 473792 (New Zealand), 1970:


CBS SBP 473792 (New Zealand) - front scan by Lars M. Banke
This release has the standard gatefold sleeve with two folded-over flaps on the inside. The opening edges are on the middle instead of the outsides, so that the records are in two pockets. The records have orange CBS labels with songs credited to Allan's, Albert and "C.C." (Copyright Control). This is the last New Zealand release to have had the Allan's logo on first release.

Thanks to Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


CBS SBP 473792 (New Zealand) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke


CBS SBP 473792 (New Zealand) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke

CBS SBP 473792 (New Zealand) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke

CBS SBP 473792 (New Zealand) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke

CBS SBP 473792 (New Zealand) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke

CBS SBP 473792 (New Zealand) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke

CBS SBP 473792 (New Zealand) - Side 3 scan by Lars M. Banke

CBS SBP 473792 (New Zealand) - Side 4 scan by Lars M. Banke

"Self Portrait" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, CBS C2X 30050 (Singapore/Malaysia), 1970:


CBS C2X 30050 (Singapore/Malaysia) - front of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel

The gatefold sleeve of this release has "Printed in U.S.A." on the rear and on the spine, although the "Columbia" logo at upper right of the rear sleeve has been replaced by "CBS". The records have “360° SOUND” US 1960s-style red labels with three CBS logos. Days Of '49 on Side 1 and Copper Kettle on Side 3 are uncredited. The records of Both Hans Seegers' and Gerd Rundel's copies have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 153504 8395 (or B395), Side 2 - XSM 153505 8396 (or B396), Side 3 - XSM 153506 8399 (or B399), Side 4 - XSM 153507 8400 (or B400).


CBS C2X 30050 (Singapore/Malaysia) - rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS C2X 30050 (Singapore/Malaysia) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS C2X 30050 (Singapore/Malaysia) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel ("CBS")

Columbia C2X 30050 (USA) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve for comparison, scan by Gerd Rundel ("Columbia")

CBS C2X 30050 (Singapore/Malaysia) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS C2X 30050 (Singapore/Malaysia) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS C2X 30050 (Singapore/Malaysia) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS C2X 30050 (Singapore/Malaysia) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS C2X 30050 (Singapore/Malaysia) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel ("Printed in U.S.A.")

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and to Gerd Rundel for further information and scans.


"Self Portrait" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, CBS C2X 30050/C 30139-30140 (Philippines), 1970:


CBS C2X 30050/C 30139-30140 (Philippines) - front scan by Lars M. Banke
Later Philippines releases were made for CBS/Sony Japan by Blackgold Records, but the records for this release were made in the Philippines for Columbia/CBS by Mareco Inc., who made several other Dylan albums and singles for CBS in the 1960s. It has a single sleeve, not gatefold, without manufacturer's details. The rear sleeve has "Columbia" on the logo although the records have plain orange CBS labels and are individually numbered "C 30139" and "C 30140".

Thanks to Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


CBS C2X 30050/C 30139-30140 (Philippines) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke

CBS C2X 30050/C 30139-30140 (Philippines) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke

CBS C2X 30050/C 30139-30140 (Philippines) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke

CBS C2X 30050/C 30139-30140 (Philippines) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke

CBS C2X 30050/C 30139-30140 (Philippines) - Side 3 scan by Lars M. Banke

CBS C2X 30050/C 30139-30140 (Philippines) - Side 4 scan by Lars M. Banke

"Self Portrait" - 2LP vinyl sets, First Records FL-1941/1942 (Taiwan); World Record SLW-1778/79 (Taiwan), 1970s:

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First Records FL-1941/1942 (Taiwan) - front scan by Gerald Mantel

First Records FL-1941/1942 (Taiwan) - rear (my copy)

First Records FL-1941 (Taiwan) - Side 1

World Record SLW-1778/79 (Taiwan) - front photo by Simon Blokker

World Record SLW-1778/79 (Taiwan) - rear photo by Simon Blokker

World Record SLW-1778 (Taiwan) - Side 1 photo by Simon Blokker

These releases are from Taiwan ("Republic of China"), where they were legal to purchase, although not legal to export (Columbia had no pressing plant in Taiwan). The set has a sleeve for both records made of flimsy paper encased in thin plastic, not a gatefold sleeve. The catalogue number on the sleeve is FL-1942, but the records themselves have red labels and catalogue numbers: Side 1 - FL-1941-A, Side 2 - FL-1941-B, Side 3 - FL-1941-C, Side 4 - FL-1941-D. For more information, see Questionable Releases.

The First Records set also appears as World Record SLW-1778/79 with the false claim that Jimi Hendrix plays guitar on the album! It has a completely different sleeve design, not actually a sleeve but two sheets of flimsy paper inside a plastic sleeve. The records have black labels.

Thanks to Gerald Mantel and Simon Blokker for information and pictures.


"Self Portrait" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, CBS C2X 30050 (India), 1970:


CBS C2X 30050 (India) - front photo by Paul Prince

This release has a gatefold sleeve with the following differences from the USA release:

Spine: No small "LP" in a circle at bottom of spine
Front sleeve: small "© 1970 BOB DYLAN" at lower left edge
Right inside sleeve: to right of main title is "STEREO" and catalogue number above a box with mono/stereo suitability explanation. CBS logo and manufacturing info, address, etc. Dum Dum, India at bottom between song list and musician list.  No ASCAP/BMI credit under last song title, "Alberta #2". "© Bob Dylan, 1970" under "Produced by Bob Johnston".
Left inside sleeve: same as US release.


CBS C2X 30050 (India) - detail of front, photo by Paul Prince


CBS C2X 30050 (India) - rear photo by Paul Prince


CBS C2X 30050 (India) - inside right photo by Paul Prince

CBS C2X 30050 (India) - detail of inside right, photo by Paul Prince


CBS C2X 30050 (India) - detail of inside right, photo by Paul Prince


CBS C2X 30050 (India) - Side 1 photo by Paul Prince

CBS C2X 30050 (India) - Side 2 photo by Paul Prince

CBS C2X 30050 (India) - Side 3 photo by Paul Prince

CBS C2X 30050 (India) - Side 4 photo by Paul Prince

The records are in heavy vinyl and have black CBS labels with silver text. The records of the copy shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 153504-1LT1, Side 2 - XSM 153505-1KT1, Side 3 - XSM 153506-1KT1, Side 4 - XSM 153507-1MT1.

Thanks to Paul Prince for information and photos.


"Self Portrait" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, CBS ASFT 1522/23 (South Africa), 1970; CBS AGP.11/12 (South Africa), 1976, re-released late 1970s:

CBS ASFT 1522/23 (South Africa), 1970:


CBS ASFT 1522/23 (South Africa) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)

CBS ASFT 1522-23 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)
These releases were all made by the Gramophone Record Company (Pty.) Ltd. (part of EMI) who marketed and distributed CBS records in South Africa at the time. The 1970 South African release was CBS ASFT 1522/23. It has a standard gatefold sleeve laminated on the outside, and the records are individually numbered CBS ASFT.1522 and CBS AFT.1523. They have orange CBS labels. The records of the copy shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 153504-IJ, Side 2 - ASFT 1522 153505, Side 3 - ASFT 1523 XSM 153506, Side 4 - XSM 153507-IM.
CBS ASFT 1522-23 (South Africa) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)

CBS ASFT 1522-23 (South Africa) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)

CBS ASFT.1522 (South Africa) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)

CBS ASFT.1522 (South Africa) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)

CBS ASFT.1523 (South Africa) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)

CBS ASFT.1523 (South Africa) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)


CBS ASFT 1522/23 (South Africa) - detail of top of spine, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)

CBS AGP.11/12 (South Africa), 1976:


CBS AGP 11/12 (South Africa) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)

The 1976 South African release had a new catalogue number of CBS AGP 11/12 (the 1975 re-release of Blonde On Blonde was CBS AGP 9/10). The records again have orange CBS labels with several differences from the 1970 labels. "76" is included in the record matrix numbers and on a price sticker in the inner sleeve:"76 SEP R 8.75" (Sep 1976 Rand 8.75). The outer sleeve is laminated, and has the CBS logo/catalogue number and the printer's name Interpak on the rear. The records come in an inner sleeve with contemporary albums released in 1975-76 (e.g. Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here, 1976). Listed on the rear of the inner sleeve is a 2LP compilation Those Were The Days (CBS AGP 3/4) with Mr. Tambourine Man covered by The Byrds and The Times They Are A-Changin' by Bob himself - this is now listed in International Album Releases (Various Artists Compilations) 1970s. The records of the copy shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - AGP 11-12-XSM153504  76, Side 2 - AGP 11-12-XSM153505  76, Side 3 - AGP 11-12-XSM153506  76, Side 4 - AGP 11-12-XSM153507  76.


CBS AGP 11/12 (South Africa) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)


CBS AGP 11/12 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)


CBS AGP 11/12 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)

CBS AGP 11/12 (South Africa) - front of inner sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release - both sleeves are the same)

CBS AGP 11/12 (South Africa) - rear of inner sleeve with price sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)


CBS AGP 11/12 (South Africa) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)


CBS AGP 11/12 (South Africa) - price sticker on rear of inner sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)

CBS AGP 11/12 (South Africa) - detail of rear of inner sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)

CBS AGP.11/12 (South Africa) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)

CBS AGP.11/12 (South Africa) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)

CBS AGP.11/12 (South Africa) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)

CBS AGP.11/12 (South Africa) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)


CBS AGP 11/12 (South Africa) - detail of centre of spine, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)

CBS AGP.11/12 (South Africa), late 1970s/early 1980s:


CBS AGP.11/12 (South Africa) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

CBS AGP.11/12 (South Africa) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

CBS AGP.11/12 (South Africa) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

CBS AGP.11/12 (South Africa) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

CBS AGP.11/12 (South Africa) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

This set was re-released with the same catalogue number in the late 1970s/early 1980s, and this time the records had orange/yellow CBS labels. These were not introduced into South Africa until Street-Legal in 1978, Hard Rain in 1976 still had plain orange record labels, now with the name of the Gramophone Record Company (Pty.) Ltd. The sleeve is identical to the 1976 release apart from the fact that the outside is no longer laminated. The records of the copy shown have the same matrix numbers as the 1976 release above: Side 1 - AGP 11-12 XSM-153504  76, Side 2 - AGP 11-12 XSM-153505  76, Side 3 - AGP 11-12 XSM-153506  76, Side 4 - AGP 11-12 XSM-153507  76.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for finding the 1976 release on eBay, correctly listed as a "second pressing". Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans of all three releases.

I do not as yet have details of a Rhodesian release of this 2LP set.


"Self Portrait" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, CBS ASFT.1522-23 (Mozambique), 1970:


CBS ASFT.1522-23 (Mozambique) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ASFT.1522-23 (Mozambique) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (same as South African release)
The incredibly rare Mozambique album was distributed in the then Portuguese colony by Companhia Ultramarina de Comércio, LDA, of what was then Lourenço Marques, now Maputo. It uses the South African sleeve with a Mozambique sticker on the inside of the gatefold. The records have orange CBS labels, significantly darker than the South African 1970 release labels.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS ASFT.1522-23 (Mozambique) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (same as South African release)

CBS ASFT.1522-23 (Mozambique) - inside of gatefold sleeve with sticker at bottom right, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ASFT.1522 (Mozambique) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ASFT.1522 (Mozambique) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ASFT.1523 (Mozambique) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ASFT.1523 (Mozambique) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS ASFT.1522-23 (Mozambique) - sticker on inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara


"Autorretrato [Self Portrait]" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS CLS-5309 (Mexico), 1970:

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CBS CLS-5309 (Mexico) - front scan by Hans Seegers (stereo release)

This album is an oddity, because it consists of Record 2 of Self Portrait only. The song titles are given in Spanish and English on the rear sleeve and the record labels, but the English album title does not appear. The front also lists two Spanish-translated song titles which had been released as stereo EPs in Mexico: Cabaña De Indios [Wigwam] and Luna Azul [Blue Moon]. For these see US & International 7" Singles & EPs 1970.

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CBS CL 5309/CLS 5309 (Mexico) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (both stereo and mono releases)


CBS CL 5309/CLS 5309 (Mexico) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (both stereo and mono releases)

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CBS CLS-5309 (Mexico) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (stereo release)


CBS CL 5309/CLS 5309 (Mexico) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (both stereo and mono releases)

The front sleeve has a unique design with a border, which is cut off at the bottom on the stereo sleeve because of the white top stereo panel, but which surrounds all four side on the mono sleeve. The rear sleeve is the same for both releases, and has both mono and stereo catalogue numbers. Hans Seegers has been looking since 1970 to see if there was a separate Mexican release of Record 1, but has not been able to find it. Manuel García Jara explains this:

"Dylan albums released in Latin American countries in the 1960s were scarce and they were released in this period only after a hit single in the US charts. Wigwam was a relative hit and, for this reason, the release of Self Portrait was projected by CBS in some Latin American countries. But there was a problem with economic viability: a double album like Self Portrait was too expensive at the time (Blonde On Blonde was never released there), so there were three different solutions:

  1. The full album was released only in Brazil.
  2. In some countries (Argentina or Venezuela) only the single with Wigwam was released.
  3. In other countries (Mexico and Peru), Self Portrait was released as a single album (Record 2 and not Record 1 for a simple reason: Wigwam was included on Record 2, even though Wigwam was later released on an EP in Mexico, as well as Blue Moon, again see US & International 7" Singles & EPs 1970).

All releases of Self Portrait as a single album, stereo or mono, have the same matrix numbers."

The song titles are in Spanish and English on the sleeve and record labels - Copper Kettle is wrongly translated as "Caldera De Acero [Steel Kettle]". The correct translation is "Caldera De Cobre" as on the 1970 Spanish stereo single, see again US & International 7" Singles & EPs 1970.

For the mono version of this release, see Mono Album Releases.

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


"Autorretrato [Self Portrait]" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS/Columbia CLS 5309 (Mexico/Dominican Republic), 1970:


CBS/Columbia CLS 5309 (Mexico/Dominican Republic) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
This very rare LP has the same Mexican stereo sleeve, even with "Hecho en Mexico [Made in Mexico]" printed on the rear. However, the record itself was manufactured in the Dominican Republic by La Guarachita under license from CBS. ("Guarachita" is the Spanish diminutive of "Guaracha", the name of a Caribbean rhythm).
CBS/Columbia CLS 5309 (Mexico/Dominican Republic) - detail of front with hole, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Columbia CLS 5309 (Mexico/Dominican Republic) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Columbia CLS 5309 (Mexico/Dominican Republic) - detail of rear with hole, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Columbia CLS 5309 (Mexico/Dominican Republic) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara ("DESCATALOGADO")

CBS/Columbia CLS 5309 (Mexico/Dominican Republic) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Columbia CLS 5309 (Mexico/Dominican Republic) - detail of Side 1 with hole, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Columbia CLS 5309 (Mexico/Dominican Republic) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Columbia CLS 5309 (Mexico/Dominican Republic) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

Although the sleeve has the CBS logo, the record surprisingly has red Columbia labels, not the expected orange CBS labels. These textured labels have been printed according to the US design of the 1960s and even have the word "Irrompible (Nonbreakable)". The album title is in Spanish only and the song titles on the rear sleeve and record labels are in Spanish and English. Copper Kettle is again wrongly translated as "Caldera De Acero [Steel Kettle]".

The rear sleeve of this copy has the Spanish word "Descatalogado", which could mean "out of print" (released some time ago but not now available at the present) or "cancelled" (an abandoned project) stamped on it. This copy has been drilled to make it unsaleable: there is a tiny hole through the sleeve and even through the vinyl that makes this record unplayable, at least the first track of both sides. This would imply that the album had been cancelled and all copies withdrawn.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Self Portrait" - promo and commercial stereo vinyl LP releases, Epic SE 3306 (Peru), 1970:


Epic SE 3306 (Peru) - front photo from eBay (promo release 1)
This rare album also consists of the second record of Self Portrait only. It has unique yellow Epic labels. Again, there is no sign of a complementary Record 1. It was distributed in Peru by Dimusa (Distribuidora Musica S.A).
Epic SE 3306 (Peru) - rear photo from eBay (promo release 1)

Epic SE 3306 (Peru) - Side 1 photo from eBay (promo release 1)

Epic SE 3306 (Peru) - Side 2 photo from eBay (promo release 1)

Epic SE 3306 (Peru) - front photo from eBay (promo release 2)

Epic SE 3306 (Peru) - front photo by Paul Prince (commercial release)

Epic SE 3306 (Peru) - rear photo by Paul Prince (commercial release)

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Epic SE 3306 (Peru) - Side 1 scan by Paul Prince (commercial release)


Epic SE 3306 (Peru) - Side 2 scan by Paul Prince (commercial release)


Epic SE 3306 (Peru) - Side 1 scan from eBay (promo release 2)

Epic SE 3306 (Peru) - Side 2 scan from eBay (promo release 2)

Gerd Rundel has found a promo copy on eBay in a completely different Dimusa sleeve. The front sleeve has a radio station sticker from Radio Barranca. The record has commercial labels with a radio station stamp on each side. Jim Siddy has found a second promo copy on eBay in yet another Dimusa sleeve, the same commercial labels plus stamps with "DISCO DE PROPAGANDA Prohibida su Venta" on the labels on both sides.

Thanks to Paul Prince, Gerd Rundel and Jim Siddy for information and pictures


"Self Portrait" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, CBS/Suzy 66250 (Yugoslavia), 1982:


CBS/Suzy 66250 (Yugoslavia) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
This 1982 release in a gatefold sleeve was made in Yugoslavia by Suzy Records of Zagreb (now Croatia) for CBS. The records were pressed by Jugoton, also of Zagreb, and have orange/yellow CBS labels dated 1982. The records of Manuel García Jara's copy have matrix numbers: Side 1 - ULP 1119 A, Side 2 - ULP 1119 B, Side 3 - ULP 1120 A, Side 4 - ULP 1120 B.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS/Suzy 66250 (Yugoslavia) - detail of outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS/Suzy 66250 (Yugoslavia) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS/Suzy 66250 (Yugoslavia) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara


(Yugoslavia) - detail of outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Suzy 66250 (Yugoslavia) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS/Suzy 66250 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS/Suzy 66250 (Yugoslavia) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Suzy 66250 (Yugoslavia) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Suzy 66250 (Yugoslavia) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara

"Self Portrait" - reissue stereo vinyl 2LP set: Sundazed/Bear Family/Columbia LP 5122 (Europe), 27 Oct 2009:


Sundazed/Bear Family/Columbia LP 5122 (Europe) - front with sticker, scan by Hans Seegers
This 180gm heavy vinyl reissue stereo vinyl 2LP set has been produced by Sundazed in association with German reissue record label Bear Family. The front sticker is the same as the original front sticker from the 1970 US release.

Thanks to Renaud Depierreux for information and to Hans Seegers for scans.


Sundazed/Bear Family/Columbia LP 5122 (Europe) - front sticker scan by Hans Seegers


Sundazed/Bear Family/Columbia LP 5122 (Europe) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


Sundazed/Bear Family/Columbia LP 5122 (Europe) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers

Sundazed/Bear Family/Columbia LP 5122 (Europe) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers

Sundazed/Bear Family/Columbia LP 5122 (Europe) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers

CD Releases


"Self Portrait" - CD releases, Columbia CGK 30050 (USA/Canada), 1990s:


Columbia CGK 30050 (USA) - front of "long box", scan by Hans Seegers

These releases have both LPs on a single CD. The front insert is a single folded card reproducing the artwork of the double LP gatefold sleeve, but with the inner pictures in black and white. The US/Canadian releases have no text on the front of the front insert, whereas the first European release (see below) covers the original front artwork with text. The first CD release of the album in the USA came in the "long box" shown.

The early 1990s Canadian copy shown from Jack Guerreiro has been signed by Bob on the front of the front insert. Jack obtained the autograph personally, so knows it is genuine!

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro and Hans Seegers for information and scans.


Columbia CGK 30050 (USA) - front of jewel case with US "Nice Price" sticker (my copy)

Columbia CGK 30050 (Canada) - front scan by Jack Guerreiro (signed by Bob)

Columbia CGK 30050 (USA) - rear of "long box", scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia CGK 30050 (USA) - outside of front insert unfolded

Columbia CGK 30050 (USA) - front without text (my copy)

Columbia CGK 30050 (USA) - rear insert

Columbia CGK 30050 (Canada) - detail of front with Bob's signature, scan by Jack Guerreiro

Columbia CGK 30050 (USA) - inside of front insert unfolded

Columbia CGK 30050 (USA) - CD

Columbia CGK 30050 (Canada) - rear insert scan by Jack Guerreiro

Columbia CGK 30050 (Canada) - CD scan by Jack Guerreiro

"Self Portrait" - CD releases, Columbia 460112 2 (Europe), 1990s (two releases); Columbia 471621 2 (Europe), 1990s:


Columbia 460112 2 (Europe) - front of jewel case with UK "Nice Price" sticker, scan by Kenneth Robson (first and third variants)
The US release above has no text on the front of the front insert, whereas the first European release bought by Kenneth Robson in the UK covers the original front artwork with text. The second European release bought by Harald Schuster in Austria uses the US design for the outside and inside of the front insert. The third European release owned by Jim Siddy has the same front insert as Kenneth's first release copy. All three European CD releases have exactly the same rear insert. The title on all three European CDs is misspelled as "SELFPORTRAIT" (one word).

As can be seen, the first two European CDs themselves are identical apart from the centre markings. The first European CD has "CDCBS 467077" in the centre plus "MASTERED BY DADC AUSTRIA", the second European CD has a completely different centre. The third European CD again has "CDCBS 467077" in the centre but it does not have "MASTERED BY DADC AUSTRIA". This CD is unusual in that it has a new later catalogue number "471621 2" although the inserts still have "460112 2". It also has extra text to the right of the CD centre below the red panel and the song titles are listed differently, with extra text below them.


Columbia 460112 2 (Europe) - front with text, scan by Kenneth Robson (first and third variants)


Columbia 460112 2 (Europe) - rear insert scan by Harald Schuster (all variants)


Columbia 460112 2 (Europe) - outside of front insert, scan by Kenneth Robson (first and third variants)

Columbia 460112 2 (Europe) - inside of front insert, scan by Kenneth Robson (first and third variants)

Columbia 460112 2 (Europe) - CD scan by Kenneth Robson (first variant)


Columbia 460112 2 (Europe) - detail of CD centre, scan by Kenneth Robson (first variant)


Columbia 460112 2 (Europe) - outside of front insert, scan by Harald Schuster (second variant)

Columbia 460112 2 (Europe) - inside of front insert, scan by Harald Schuster (second variant, same as US release)

Columbia 460112 2 (Europe) - CD scan by Harald Schuster (second variant)


Columbia 460112 2 (Europe) - detail of CD centre, scan by Harald Schuster (second variant)


Columbia 460112 2 (Europe) - detail of CD, scan by Harald Schuster (second variant - first variant is the same)


Columbia 471621 2 (Europe) - CD scan by Jim Siddy (third variant)


Columbia 471621 2 (Europe) - detail of CD centre, scan by Jim Siddy (third variant)


Columbia 471621 2 (Europe) - detail of CD, scan by Jim Siddy (third variant)

Thanks to Kenneth Robson, Harald Schuster and Jim Siddy for information and scans.


"Self Portrait" - CD release, Sony Records SRCS 6160 (Japan), 1 Dec 1991:


Sony Records SRCS 6160 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Wil Gielen

This later mid-priced CD is as far as I know the only CD release of this album in Japan. It has a black, red, white, blue and yellow obi in the "NICE PRICE LINE 15" series with price ¥1,800 (¥1,748 plus sales tax) and date "91-12-1". There is a folded front insert and a second insert which opens out (not shown). The CD is green with silver text.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and Wil Gielen for scans.


Sony Records SRCS 6160 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Wil Gielen

 
Sony Records SRCS 6160 (Japan) - obi scan by Wil Gielen

Sony Records SRCS 6160 (Japan) - front scan by Wil Gielen


Sony Records SRCS 6160 (Japan) - CD scan by Wil Gielen

 

"Self Portrait" - CD release, Columbia 460112 2 (Australia), 1990s:

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Columbia 460112 2 (Australia) - outside of front insert, scan by Stuart Moore
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Columbia 460112 2 (Australia) - inside of front insert, scan by Stuart Moore
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Columbia 460112 2 (Australia) - rear scan by Stuart Moore
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Columbia 460112 2 (Australia) - CD scan by Stuart Moore

This release again has no text on the front of the front insert.

Thanks to Stuart Moore for information and scans.


"Self Portrait" - CD release, Columbia/Sony Music 88697 70339 2/1 (NL), 22 Apr 2010:


Columbia/Sony Music 88697 70339 2/1 (NL) - front of card sleeve, scan by Tom Willems
This CD release in a card sleeve is part of the 10CD boxed set The Bob Dylan 70s Collection made by Sony Music in Austria for the Dutch newspaper "De Volkskrant", see International Album Releases (Multi-Packs) 2010s.

Thanks to Tom Willems for information and scans.


Columbia/Sony Music 88697 70339 2/1 (NL) - rear of card sleeve, scan by Tom Willems


Columbia/Sony Music 88697 70339 2/1 (NL) - CD scan by Tom Willems


Columbia/Sony Music 88697 70339 2 (NL) - front of box, scan by Tom Willems


Columbia/Sony Music 88697 70339 2 (NL) - rear of box, scan by Tom Willems

"The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)" - limited deluxe edition 4CD release, Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88883 73488 2 (USA/Europe), 27 Aug 2013:


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88883 73488 2 (USA/Europe) - front of slipcase with sticker (my copy)
The 4CD limited deluxe edition of this 2013 set includes a remastered copy of the original Self Portrait. It was originally reported that the remastered Self Portrait would be resequenced with the originally proposed running order, so that it wouldn't start with All The Tired Horses, for example, but this has not happened.
Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88883 73488 2 (USA/Europe) - inside pages of Book 1 (Disc 4 - Self Portrait)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88883 73488 2-4 (Europe) - CD4 scan by Gerd Rundel

The album was remastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound. Both Peter Coulthard and Éamonn Ó Catháin have found that on the remastered release there is a very annoying glitch which occurs between 47 and 48 seconds into Copper Kettle. The error on their copies seems to be a "skip" of maybe half a second at the point where Bob sings "...jugs a-filling...". From Peter's correspondence with Sterling Sound it appears the glitch is present on all copies of the remastered album. All copies of the deluxe limited edition with Self Portrait had completely sold out before mid Sep 2013. In mid Oct 2013 Sony Music announced they were sending new copies of Another Self Portrait (1969-1971): The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 [Box set, Deluxe Edition] with a replacement CD 4 that doesn't contain the defect on Copper Kettle, and these have now arrived.

Thanks to Peter Coulthard and Éamonn Ó Catháin for information and to Gerd Rundel for scans.


"The Complete Album Collection Vol. One" - 47CD boxed set, Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691-92431-2 (USA), 5 Nov 2013/(Europe), 4 Nov 2013; USB stick, Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88883-77314-5 (USA), 5 Nov 2013/(Europe), 4 Nov 2013; Sony Music SICP 30471-30520 (Japan), 26 Mar 2014 onwards:


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

This massive set is the latest in a series of "Complete Columbia Album Collections" featuring artists such as Miles Davis, Charlie Mingus, Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck and even Blue Oyster Cult. The CD version of the set includes 41 Dylan albums in card sleeves, 14 of which have been remastered for this project, plus a 2CD set of previously released non-album tracks entitled Side Tracks. The albums exclude all compilations and The Bootleg Series sets, but do include the deleted 1973 Dylan album, see 1973, and the extra 2CD set Side Tracks includes one side of the 1971 single George Jackson (Acoustic version), R-0085, see 1971. The set is therefore listed in 2013. The set also includes a hard cover book with extensive new liner notes and previously unseen photos.


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88883-77314-5 (USA/Europe) - top of USB box (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312JK10 (USA)/Europe) - outside of unfolded card sleeve (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312JK10 (USA)/Europe) - inside of unfolded card sleeve (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312D11 (USA) - detail of CD11 (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312D11 (USA) - CD11 (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312-11 (Europe) - CD11 scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312-11 (Europe) - detail of CD11, scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312JK10 (USA)/Europe) - detail of outside of unfolded card sleeve

All the CDs come in card sleeves. The European sleeves are made of thicker card than the US sleeves, but they are otherwise identical, so are not shown. The catalogue number on the sleeve is "88691924312JK10" plus "DISC 11". Self Portrait comes as a single CD, in a folded card sleeve reproducing the original gatefold sleeve, with the disc pocket on the inside right with the opening in the centre. The content is the remastered version as on CD4 of the Deluxe Edition of Another Self Portrait (1969-1971): The Bootleg Series Vol. 10, see above, reportedly without the glitch on Copper Kettle, so this can be counted as the first remastered album of this set. The CDs are different in detail, the US Self Portrait CD has catalogue number "88691924312D11", whereas the European CD has catalogue number "88691924312-11". The European CD was made in the EU (probably Austria). The US and European copyright details are printed at the bottom of the Bob Dylan CDs, and round the circumference for The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan onwards, so I haven't shown them for the later CDs.

For more details of the set, see International Album Releases (Multi-Packs) 2010s.


Sony Music SICP 30482/30483 (Japan) - picture from www.cdjapan.co.jp
Thanks to Sonny Boy McFitzson and Éamonn Ó Catháin for news that The Complete Album Collection will be released in Japan in four decade-related parts, with the intention to release them all in 2014. The Blu-Spec CD2 specification CDs come in card sleeves with printed inner sleeves and "SONY MUSIC" instead of "COLUMBIA" on the discs. Bob's 1970s albums from Self Portrait to Slow Train Coming will be released in Japan on 23 Apr 2014 in card sleeves as Blu-Spec CD2 discs numbered Sony Music SICP 30482 to SICP 30500. The 2013 remastered Self Portrait will be SICP 30482/30483, more details will be added when available.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


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