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Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II

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New Morning 1970
New Morning
(1970)

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.

Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid 1973
Bob Dylan Soundtrack: Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid (1973)

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Revised 24 August, 2017.


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Original US stereo 2LP set, Columbia KG 31120, 17 Nov 1971.

The front, rear and inner gatefold pictures are from the Concert For Bangladesh, Madison Square Garden, New York, 1 Aug 1971, for the Apple soundtrack album see 1972. The front and inside pictures are photographs by Barry Feinstein, the rear picture is a still from the Apple film The Concert For Bangladesh, see VHS & DVD 1970s.

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Tracklisting:

Side 1: Watching the River Flow (recorded with Leon Russell and band at Blue Rock Studios, New York, 16-18 Mar 1971, released as a single Jun 1971); Don't Think Twice, It's All Right; Lay, Lady, Lay; Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again

Side 2: I'll Be Your Baby Tonight; All I Really Want To Do; My Back Pages; Maggie's Farm; Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You

Side 3: She Belongs To Me; All Along The Watchtower; Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn) (recorded live with The Band at the Isle of Wight Festival, 31 Aug 1969, released on Self Portrait); Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues; A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall

Side 4: If Not For You; It's All Over Now, Baby Blue; Tomorrow Is A Long Time (live from New York Town Hall, 12 Apr 1963, previously unreleased and exclusive to this album); When I Paint My Masterpiece (recorded with Leon Russell and band at Blue Rock Studios, New York, 16-18 Mar 1971, previously unreleased and exclusive to this album); I Shall Be Released (recorded with Happy Traum at Columbia Studios, New York, 24 Sep 1971, previously unreleased and exclusive to this album); You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (recorded as I Shall Be Released); Down In The Flood (recorded as I Shall Be Released).

Except where noted, all tracks are from the original studio albums. Quinn The Eskimo, I Shall Be Released, You Ain't Goin' Nowhere and Down In The Flood are all later recordings of tracks originally recorded with The Band at Big Pink, West Saugerties, NY, Jun-Oct 1967. The original versions were subsequently released as follows:

The Basement Tapes (1975): You Ain't Goin' Nowhere; Down In The Flood

Biograph (1985): Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)

The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3 (1991): I Shall Be Released

Wallflower recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 4 Nov 1971, appeared on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3 [Rare And Unreleased] 1961-1991, 1991.

Other out-takes from this album appear on The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait 1969-1971, Aug 2013: Wallflower (alternate version, 1971); Only A Hobo (unreleased song from Happy Traum session, 1971); When I Paint My Masterpiece (demo, 1971).

For albums with the title Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. 2 with different tracklists, see International Albums (Dylan-only Compilations). For the UK release More Bob Dylan Greatest Hits, which has a slightly different tracklist, see here.

Ian Woodward has a copy of a contemporary Columbia US LP with an insert headed "SQ - The Quadraphonic Record" promoting the Columbia SQ Quadraphonic System which includes a list of available Columbia Quadraphonic LPs and 8-track Quadraphonic tape cartridges. This includes Nashville Skyline, where a Quadraphonic release is known to exist, but also Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. 2, which to the best of my knowledge has never been available in Quadraphonic.


Vinyl and Tape Releases


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, Columbia KG 31120 (USA), 17 Nov 1971; Columbia PG 31120 (USA), mid-1970s, re-released late 1970s and mid/late 1980s:

Columbia KG 31120 (USA), test pressing, 5 Nov 1971:


Columbia KG 31120 (USA) - test pressing Side 1, picture from eBay
Thanks to Gerd Rundel for finding a double-sided test pressing of Record 1 on eBay. This comes in a buff Transco Product generic sleeve and has white Columbia Recording Studios, New York, labels with handwritten text. The text includes the matrix numbers (Side 1 - AL 31123 (a mistake?), Side 2 - BL 31121), date "11-5-71" (5 Nov 1971), overall timings, and the name "J. Brown".
Columbia KG 31120 (USA) - test pressing Side 2, picture from eBay

Columbia KG 31120 (USA), 17 Nov 1971:


Columbia KG 31120 (USA) - front with stickers, scan by Steven Fant (1971 release)

Gerd Rundel has a promo copy with two timing strips on the inside of the gatefold sleeve. The records have commercial Columbia labels, although the Side 1 label differs from that of Steven Fant's commercial Side 1 label below in that the listing for track 4 is much more indented and the line spacing is different (see detailed scans below). The Sides 2-4 labels are identical. The records of this copy have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - P AL 31121-1F, Side 2 - P BL 31121-1E, Side 3 - P AL 31122-1G, Side 4 - P BL 31122-1D.


Columbia KG 31120 (USA) - top left sticker scan by Steven Fant (1971 release)


Columbia KG 31120 (USA/Canada) - top right sticker scan by Steven Fant


Columbia KG 31120 (USA) - front with two timing strips, scan by Renaud Depierreux (1971 promo copy)


Columbia KG 31120 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (1971 release)


Columbia KG 31120 (USA) - inside of gatefold sleeve with timing strips, scan by Gerd Rundel (1971 promo copy)

Columbia KG 31120 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1971 release)

Columbia KG 31120 (USA) - detail of rear with US Government stamp, scan by Manuel García Jara (1971 release)


Columbia KG 31120 (USA) - detail of inside gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (1971 release - compare with PG 31120 below)


Columbia KG 31120 (USA) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve with timing strips, scan by Gerd Rundel (1971 promo copy)

Columbia KG 31120 (USA) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve with timing strips, scan by Gerd Rundel (1971 promo copy)


Columbia KG 31120 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Renaud Depierreux (1971 promo copy - album title on two lines)


Columbia KG 31120 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Renaud Depierreux (1971 promo copy)

Columbia KG 31120 (USA) - Side 3 scan by Renaud Depierreux (1971 promo copy)

Columbia KG 31120 (USA) - Side 4 scan by Renaud Depierreux (1971 promo copy)

Columbia KG 31120 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate 1971 promo copy - album title on three lines)


Columbia KG 31120 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate 1971 promo copy, space between lines of track 4 listing, track 4 more indented))


Columbia KG 31120 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Steven Fant (1971 release - album title on three lines)


Columbia KG 31120 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Steven Fant (1971 release)


Columbia KG 31120 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Steven Fant (1971 release, space between track 3 and track 4 listings, track 4 less indented)


Columbia KG 31120 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Steven Fant (1971 release)


Columbia KG 31120 (USA) - Side 3 scan by Steven Fant (1971 release)


Columbia KG 31120 (USA) - Side 4 scan by Steven Fant (1971 release)

Renaud Depierreux also has a promo copy with two timing strips on the front of the gatefold sleeve. The record labels are completely different from the other two copies shown, with the album title on two lines instead of three, and the text in a different type face. The records of this copy have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - P AL 31121-1C, Side 2 - P BL 31121-1C, Side 3 - P AL 31122-1C, Side 4 - P BL 31122-1C. There is also a handwritten "P" on each side.

Steven Fant's US copy has two stickers on the front of the shrink-wrap and the records have the new 1970s label style with "Columbia" in a ring round the circumference. The record matrix numbers of his copy are: Side 1 - AL-31121-1B, Side 2 - BL-31121-1AE, Side 3 - AL-31122-1AA, Side 4 - BL-31122-1J.

Manuel García Jara has a copy with a gold embossed stamp on the rear sleeve "For Governmental Sale Only". The purpose of this is unclear.
 

Columbia KG 31120 (USA) - front with blue sticker and export sticker, photo from eBay
Thanks to Gerd Rundel for finding an export copy on eBay with the blue and white front sticker as above, but also a white "CBS" sticker with black text over the Columbia logo.

Columbia PG 31120 (USA), mid-1970s, re-released late 1970s and mid/late 1980s:
 


Columbia PG 31120 (USA) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1970s/late 1970s releases)

Gerd Rundel has a mid-1970s copy with "PG 31120" on the sleeve and record labels. The Sides 1 and 2 record labels have “PC 31121” to the left of the centre hole above “STEREO”, and the Sides 3 and 4 record labels have “PC 31122”.
Columbia PG 31120 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Jeremy Mayle (mid-1970s/late 1970s releases)


Columbia PG 31120 (USA) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s release)


Columbia PG 31120 (USA) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1970s/late 1970s releases)


Columbia PG 31120 (USA) - detail of inside gatefold sleeve, scan by Jeremy Mayle (mid-1970s/late 1970s releases - compare with KG 31120 above)


Columbia PG 31120 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1970s release - album title again on three lines)


Columbia PG 31120 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1970s release - "PC 31121" on second line)


Columbia PG 31120 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1970s release)


Columbia PG 31120 (USA) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1970s release)


Columbia PG 31120 (USA) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1970s release)


Columbia PG 31120 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Jeremy Mayle (late 1970s release)


Columbia PG 31120 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s release)


Columbia PG 31120 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Jeremy Mayle (late 1970s release - "C 31121" on second line)


Columbia PG 31120 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s release)

Columbia PG 31120 (USA) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s release)


Columbia PG 31120 (USA) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s release)


Columbia PG 31120 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1970s/late 1970s releases)

The sleeve has no barcode on the rear, otherwise it looks the same as that of Jeremy Mayle's copy. The records of Gerd's mid-1970s copy have matrix numbers: Side 1 - P AL 31121-1AD ( all stamped), Side 2 - P BL-31121-1C (“P” handwritten, rest of matrix number is stamped), Side 3 - P AL-31122-1J (“P” handwritten, rest of matrix number is stamped), Side 4 - P BL-31122-1G (“P” handwritten, rest of matrix number is stamped).

Jeremy Mayle's late 1970s US copy also has "PG 31120" on the sleeve and labels. The rear sleeve now has a barcode. missing from Gerd Rundel's mid-1970s copy. The Sides 1 and 2 record labels of Jeremy Mayle's late 1970s copy have “C 31121” instead of “PC 31121”. This difference also exists on record 2 with “C 31122” instead of “PC 31122”. Gerd has now supplied scans of an identical late 1970s copy.
 

Columbia PG 31120 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid/late 1980s release)

Columbia PG 31120 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid/late 1980s release)

Columbia PG 31120 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid/late 1980s release)

Columbia PG 31120 (USA) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid/late 1980s release)

Columbia PG 31120 (USA) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid/late 1980s release)

The record labels of this mid/late 1980s release have the inverted triangle on Sides 1 and 3 to the left of the centre hole introduced with Biograph in 1985. The gatefold sleeve is the same as already listed for the mid 1970s/late 1970s releases. The records of the copy shown have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - AL 31121 G1A, Side 2 - <B-X> BL 31121 G1C, Side 3 - (F-MP) AL-31122-G1A, Side 4 - (T-D) BL-31122 G1B.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel, Steven Fant, Jeremy Mayle, Manuel García Jara and Renaud Depierreux for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II" - stereo reel-to-reel tape, Columbia GR 31120 (USA), 17 Nov 1971:

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Columbia GR 31120 (USA) - tape box front scan by Hans Seegers
As well as on 2 LPs, this album was also released in the USA on stereo 4-track reel-to-reel tape running at 3¾" per second. It came in a dark grey card box hinged on at front left, and the tape reel was grey with a white label with black text.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans of the tape release.

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Columbia GR 31120 (USA) - tape box rear scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia GR 31120 (USA) - tape reel scan by Hans Seegers


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II" - 8-track stereo tape cartridge releases, Columbia PGA 31120 (USA)/Columbia House PGA 31120 (USA), 1971:


Columbia PGA 31120 (USA) - top of tape cartridge, scan by Manuel García Jara (first copy)

Columbia PGA 31120 (USA) - reverse of tape cartridge, scan by Manuel García Jara (first copy)

Columbia PGA 31120 (USA) - top of tape cartridge, scan by Manuel García Jara (second copy)

Columbia PGA 31120 (USA) - reverse of tape cartridge, scan by Manuel García Jara (second copy)


Columbia House PGA 31120 (USA) - front of slipcase, scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia House PGA 31120 (USA) - rear of slipcase, scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia PGA 31120 (USA) - end of tape cartridge, scan by Manuel García Jara (first copy)


Columbia PGA 31120 (USA) - end of tape cartridge, scan by Manuel García Jara (second copy)

These releases of the 2LP set come on a single tape cartridge. The first copy of this 8-track stereo release has a dark grey tape cartridge with two paper labels. The second copy has the same dark grey cartridge, but this time with a single wrap-around label. The Columbia House record club release is still sealed, but the tape inside looks to be the same as the regular 8-track release. The slipcase has cut-outs front and back to show the artwork and tracklist.

The track running order has been rearranged to make the four programmes of approximately equal length:

Program 1: Watching the River Flow; Lay, Lady, Lay; Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again; Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues

Program 2: All I Really Want To Do; My Back Pages; Maggie's Farm; She Belongs To Me; It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

Program 3: Don't Think Twice, It's All Right; Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You; Tomorrow Is A Long Time (live); When I Paint My Masterpiece; I Shall Be Released; Down In The Flood

Program 4: I'll Be Your Baby Tonight; All Along The Watchtower; Quinn The Eskimo (live); A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall; If Not For You; You Ain't Goin' Nowhere

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II" - single stereo cassette releases, Columbia GT 31120 (USA), early 1970s; Columbia PGT 31120 (USA), 1975; Columbia CGT 31120 (USA), 1980s:


Columbia GT 31120 (USA) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release)

Columbia GT 31120 (USA) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release)

Columbia GT 31120 (USA) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release)

Columbia GT 31120 (USA) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release)


Columbia GT 31120 (USA) - end of cassette case with sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release)

The early 1970s single cassette release GT 31120 has a folded card insert with details of other contemporary Columbia cassette releases on the reverse including 1970's Self Portrait. The cassette has Dolby noise reduction and is light grey with black text, there are no paper labels. The cassette case has a "Columbia" sticker on the end. The catalogue number is also stamped on the top of the cassette.


Columbia GT 31120 (USA) - top of cassette, scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release)


Columbia PGT 31120 (USA) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release)


Columbia PGT 31120 (USA) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release)


Columbia PGT 31120 (USA) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release)

Columbia PGT 31120 (USA) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release)

Columbia CGT 31120 (USA) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

The 1975 release PGT 31120 again has a folded card insert with updated details of other contemporary Columbia cassette releases on the reverse including 1975's The Basement Tapes by Bob Dylan and The Band. The cassette again has Dolby noise reduction and is light grey with black text, there are no paper labels.


Columbia CGT 31120 (USA) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Columbia CGT 31120 (USA) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

The 1980s release CGT 31120 has a smaller card insert with a barcode, blank on the reverse. The cassette has Dolby noise reduction and is transparent smoked grey with white text, there are again no paper labels.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, Columbia KG 31120 (Canada), 17 Nov 1971; Columbia PG 31120 (Canada), early 1970s, mid-1970s:

Columbia KG 31120 (Canada), 17 Nov 1971:
Sleeve scans required!


Columbia KG 31120 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Robert Kornovich (1971 release)


Columbia KG 31120 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Robert Kornovich (1971 release - "COLUMBIA RECORDS OF CANADA LTD.")


Columbia KG 31120 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Robert Kornovich (1971 release)

Columbia KG 31120 (Canada) - Side 3 scan by Robert Kornovich (1971 release)

Columbia KG 31120 (Canada) - Side 4 scan by Robert Kornovich (1971 release)

Thanks to Robert Kornovich for scans of the original 1971 Canadian labels, which use the 1960s style with the "360° SOUND" - "STEREO" logo in white. The record labels have "MANUFACTURED BY COLUMBIA RECORDS OF CANADA LTD." at the bottom.

Columbia PG 31120 (Canada), early 1970s:


Columbia PG 31120 (Canada) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release)

This second release has a new catalogue number and dates from the early 1970s, because it has the new style record labels with a ring of Columbia logos. The front of the gatefold sleeve is the same as that of the mid 1970s copy but the printed text “CONTAINS 2 RECORDS / CONTIENT 2 DISQUES / SPECIAL LOW PRICE” is missing at top right. The rear has different copyright text at the bottom and this looks like a US sleeve. The US copyright text at the bottom of the rear sleeve has been obscured and overprinted with the Canadian copyright text. The spine has “LITHO IN CANADA” and “0998”, again presumably overprinted. The rear sleeve and record labels again have “COLUMBIA RECORDS OF CANADA LTD”. The records of this copy have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - AL-31121-1A, Side 2 - BL-31121-1B, Side 3 - AL-31122-1A, Side 4 - BL-31122-2A.


Columbia PG 31120 (Canada) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release)

Columbia PG 31120 (Canada) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release)

Columbia PG 31120 (Canada) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release)

Columbia PG 31120 (Canada) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release)

Columbia PG 31120 (Canada) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release)

Columbia PG 31120 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release)


Columbia PG 31120 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release - "COLUMBIA RECORDS OF CANADA LTD.")


Columbia PG 31120 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release)

Columbia PG 31120 (Canada) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release)

Columbia PG 31120 (Canada) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release)


Columbia PG 31120 (Canada) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release - "COLUMBIA RECORDS OF CANADA LTD.")

Gord Pugh has a Canadian copy of the 2LP release where the catalogue number on the cover is PG 31120 but the discs are still KG 31120. It has a printed panel on the top right with the words "CONTAINS 2 RECORDS/ CONTIENT 2 DISQUES/ SPECIAL LOW PRICE" as shown for the mid-1970s copy below. This is a Canadian re-release that used the original records in a reprinted cover. Derek Linfield has a copy of the same release where the catalogue number on the records is also KG 31120.

Columbia PG 31120 (Canada), mid-1970s:
 

Columbia PG 31120 (Canada) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (mid-1970s release)


Columbia PG 31120 (Canada) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (mid-1970s release)


Columbia PG 31120 (Canada) - detail of front, scan by Lars M. Banke (mid-1970s release - missing from first and second releases)


Columbia PG 31120 (Canada for export) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (mid-1970s release)


Columbia PG 31120 (Canada for export) - detail of front, scan by Lars M. Banke (mid-1970s release)


Columbia PG 31120 (Canada) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (mid-1970s release)

Columbia PG 31120 (Canada) - detail of rear with promo stamp, scan by Manuel García Jara (mid-1970s release)


Columbia PG 31120 (Canada) - outside of gatefold sleeve with promo stamp on rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (mid-1970s release)


Columbia PG 31120 (Canada) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (mid-1970s release)

Columbia PG 31120 (Canada) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (mid-1970s release)

Columbia PG 31120 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (mid-1970s release)


Columbia PG 31120 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (mid-1970s release - "CBS RECORDS CANADA LTD.")


Columbia PG 31120 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (mid-1970s release)

Columbia PG 31120 (Canada) - Side 3 scan by Lars M. Banke (mid-1970s release)

Columbia PG 31120 (Canada) - Side 4 scan by Lars M. Banke (mid-1970s release)


Columbia PG 31120 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (mid-1970s release - "CBS RECORDS CANADA LTD.")

Manuel García Jara has a mid-1970s copy of Columbia PG 31120 with printed text “CONTAINS 2 RECORDS / CONTIENT 2 DISQUES / SPECIAL LOW PRICE” at top right. This promo copy has a gold embossed promo stamp on the rear of the gatefold sleeve. The text is in French and English: "PRETE propriete exclusive de / COPY ON LOAN ONLY remains property of / CBS". Both the rear sleeve and the record labels now have "CBS RECORDS CANADA LTD." instead of the earlier "COLUMBIA RECORDS OF CANADA LTD.". Columbia Records of Canada Ltd. was renamed CBS Records Canada Ltd. in late 1976, so this release is after then. This copy has the same record labels as those of Lars M. Banke, and the records of this copy have matrix numbers: Side 1 - AL-31121-1A; Side 2 - BL-31121-1B  CG2; Side 3 - AL-31122-1B-2H, D, Z, K; Side 4 - BL-31122-1A  2HDK.

Lars M. Banke has a mid-1970s copy of Columbia PG 31120 bought in Sweden where the Columbia logo on the front sleeve has been covered by a black circular sticker. Unlike other copies of Canadian and US Columbia albums bought in Denmark around the same time, other Columbia logos on the sleeve and on the record labels have not been hidden.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara, Robert Kornovich, Lars M. Banke and Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II" - stereo cassette releases, Columbia GT 31120 (Canada), 1970s; Columbia WCGT 31120 (Canada), 1980s:


Columbia GT 31120 (Canada) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel (1970s release)

Columbia WCGT 31120 (Canada) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Columbia GT 31120 (Canada) - detail of cassette Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1970s release - "MADE IN CANADA" stamped in plastic)

Columbia GT 31120 (Canada) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1970s release)

Columbia GT 31120 (Canada) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1970s release)

Columbia WCGT 31120 (Canada) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Columbia WCGT 31120 (Canada) - detail of inside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Columbia WCGT 31120 (Canada) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Columbia WCGT 31120 (Canada) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

The first Columbia Canada stereo cassette release of this double album comes from the 1970s and is a single cassette. The inside of the cassette insert is blank. The cassette is grey with white paper labels and has "MADE IN CANADA" stamped in the plastic case on both sides.

The 1980s Canadian release is again a single cassette. The catalogue number is now WCGT 31120. The insert has text in English and French on both the outside and inside. There is as yet no barcode on the insert. The chrome cassette is in a black case with silver text, there are no paper labels.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"More Bob Dylan Greatest Hits" - stereo vinyl 2LP sets and 8-track tape/cassette releases, CBS S 67239 (UK/Ireland), Dec 1971, re-released mid-1970s, early 1980s, mid/late 1980s:

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CBS S 67239 (UK) - front of gatefold sleeve (1971 release, my copy)
This double album which is now listed here has a slightly different tracklist on Side 2 of Record 2 from the US release of Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. 2. Positively 4th Street and New Morning are included instead of She Belongs To Me and It's All Over Now, Baby Blue, both of which had already appeared on the first UK Greatest Hits album, from which Positively 4th Street had been inexplicably omitted.
CBS 42-67239 (UK) - 8-track slipcase front scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 40-67239 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Stuart Moore


CBS S 67239 (UK) - front of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (mid-1970s release onwards)


Columbia 467851 2 (Europe) - front with sticker (1997 release, UK design, my UK-bought copy, but US tracklist)

The album with the UK title and tracklist was also released in Ireland, Holland, Italy, Portugal and Yugoslavia (the Greek release had the UK catalogue number but the US tracklist). Although the UK 2LP set was also released on 8-track tape cartridge and compact cassette, no CD reissues with the UK tracklist have ever been released. The 1997 UK CD release had the UK title but the US tracklist (see below for full listing).

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


"More Bob Dylan Greatest Hits" - stereo 2LP set, CBS S 67239 (NL), 1971, re-released mid-1970s, 1987:


CBS S 67239 (NL) - front (title in blue circle), scan by Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (1970s releases)
This Dutch album is a release of the 1971 UK More Bob Dylan Greatest Hits album with the same catalogue number (see above). For full details, see here.

Thanks to Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen for information and scans.

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CBS S 67239 (NL) - front (my copy, 1987 release)


"Bob Dylan: Un Poeta Un Artista [Bob Dylan: A Poet An Artist]" - stereo 2LP set, CBS Sugar S 67239 (Italy), 1971; CBS S 67239 (Italy), late 1970s:


CBS Sugar S 67239 (Italy) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
This Italian album is another release of the 1971 UK More Bob Dylan Greatest Hits album with the same catalogue number (see above). For full details, see here.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scan.


"More Bob Dylan Greatest Hits" - stereo 2LP sets, CBS 67239 (Portugal), mid-1970s; CBS S 67239 (Portugal), early 1980s, re-released late 1980s:


CBS S 67239 (Portugal) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
These Portuguese albums are more releases of the 1971 UK More Bob Dylan Greatest Hits album with the same title and catalogue number (see above - strictly speaking they're versions of the Dutch mid-1970s release with the same front design with the title in a blue circle). For full details, see here. The mid-1970s and early 1980s releases have orange/yellow CBS labels and the set was re-released in the late 1980s with red CBS labels.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scan.


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, CBS S 67239 (Greece), 1971:


CBS S 67239 (Greece) - front scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS S 67239 (Greece) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS S 67239 (Greece) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 67239 (Greece) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 67239(Greece) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 67239 (Greece) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 67239 (Greece) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 67239 (Greece) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 67239 (Greece) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 67239 (Greece) - Side 5 scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS S 67239 (Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

This compilation with the US tracklist was released only in two European countries: Spain and Greece, while in the rest of Europe it was released with the UK tracklist: UK, Ireland, Holland, Italy and Portugal. However, this Greek release surprisingly has the UK catalogue number, CBS S 62739! The Spanish release is CBS S 66287 (like in Israel). This 2LP set was made for Diski CBS Greece by "Music-box" of Athens and the gatefold sleeve was printed in Greece by Fotiadis & Ioannidis. In 1969 "Music-box" was described as "Exclusive Representative of CBS Records in Greece" (as here), by 1973 this had changed to "General Representative of CBS Records in Greece". This release has the usual gatefold sleeve, but it has no spine! Note the wrinkles caused when the gatefold was opened to be scanned. The outer sleeve has the front laminated but not the rear. The records have dark orange CBS labels and the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - AL 31121, Side 2 - BL 31121, Side 3 - AL 31122, Side 4 - BL 31122. The record labels have the logo of the Dutch copyright organisation B.I.E.M.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, CBS (S) 66287 (Israel), 1971:


CBS S 66287 (Israel) - front scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS S 66287 (Israel) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS S 66287 (Israel) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS S 66287 (Israel) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS S 66287 (Israel) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS 66287 (Israel) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS 66287 (Israel) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS 66287 (Israel) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 66287 (Israel) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 66287 (Israel) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel

This set has the standard US tracklist. The gatefold sleeve is unusual because the inside photo is monochrome. Both the sleeve and the records were made in Israel. The catalogue number on the sleeve and spine is "S 66287", the same as the Spanish release below (the "S" is very hard to read on the front), but on the record labels it's just "66287". The records have orange CBS labels and stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - P AL 31121-1AA, Side 2 - P BL 31121-1AA, Side 3 - P AL 31122-1L, Side 4 - P BL 31122-1B.


CBS S 66287 (Israel) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Simon Blokker

Thanks to Gerd Rundel and Simon Blokker for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II" - promo and commercial stereo vinyl 2LP sets, CBS/Sony SONP 50450~51 (Japan), Nov 1971; CBS/Sony 40AP 282~3 (Japan), 1976-77:

CBS/Sony SONP 50450~51 (Japan), Nov 1971:


CBS/Sony SONP 50450~51 (Japan) - 1971 front with obi, scan by Hans Seegers

These Japanese releases have the same track list and artwork as the US release.

The first release, CBS/Sony SONP 50450-51, has a card orange and white side obi with black and white text, showing price ¥3,600. The records have orange/cream CBS/Sony labels.


CBS/Sony SONP 50450~51 (Japan) - detail of 1971 front, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS/Sony SONP 50450~51 (Japan) - obi scan by Hans Seegers

CBS/Sony 40AP 282~3 (Japan) - rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Simon Blokker


CBS/Sony SONP 50450 (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (Side A, Record 1)


CBS/Sony SONP 50450 (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (Side B, Record 1)


CBS/Sony SONP 50451 (Japan) - Side 3 scan by Hans Seegers (Side A, Record 2)


CBS/Sony SONP 50451 (Japan) - Side 4 scan by Hans Seegers (Side B, Record 2)

CBS/Sony 40AP 282~3 (Japan), 1976-77:

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CBS/Sony 40AP 282~3 (Japan) - 1976 front with blue 8cm obi, scan by Hans Seegers

The second release, CBS/Sony 40AP 282-3, was released in 1976, first with a blue side obi of 8cm, then in early 1977 with a blue side obi of 6.5cm, and then later in 1977 with a red side obi. All three obis had price ¥4,000 (the "40" in the catalogue number indicated the price).
CBS/Sony 40AP 282~3 (Japan) - detail of 1976 front, scan by Simon Blokker

CBS/Sony 40AP 282~3 (Japan) - early 1977 front with blue 6.5cm obi, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony 40AP 282~3 (Japan) - late 1977 front with red obi, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony 40AP 282~3 (Japan) - inside left of 1976 gatefold sleeve, scan by Simon Blokker


CBS/Sony 40AP 282~3 (Japan) - inside right of gatefold sleeve, scan by Simon Blokker

CBS/Sony 40AP 282 (Japan) - promo Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (Side A, Record 1)

CBS/Sony 40AP 282 (Japan) - promo Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (Side B, Record 1)

CBS/Sony 40AP 283 (Japan) - promo Side 3 scan by Hans Seegers (Side A, Record 2)


CBS/Sony 40AP 283 (Japan) - promo Side 4 scan by Hans Seegers (Side B, Record 2)


CBS/Sony 40AP 282~3 (Japan) - booklet front, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony 40AP 282~3 (Japan) - detail of inside left of 1976-77 gatefold sleeve, scan by Simon Blokker (compare with 1976 Hong Kong release)

CBS/Sony 40AP 282 (Japan) - commercial Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (Side A, Record 1)

CBS/Sony 40AP 282 (Japan) - commercial Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (Side B, Record 1)

CBS/Sony 40AP 283 (Japan) - commercial Side 3 scan by Hans Seegers (Side A, Record 2)


CBS/Sony 40AP 283 (Japan) - commercial Side 4 scan by Hans Seegers (Side B, Record 2)

All three versions had an 8-page booklet. The records in the three versions have the same CBS/Sony record labels - black/white for the promo release and orange/cream for the commercial release. The records of the copy shown have stamped matrix numbers: Record 1 ~ Side 1 - 40 AP-282A2, Side 2 - 40 AP-282B2; Record 2 ~ Side 1 - 40 AP-283A2, Side 2 - 40 AP-283B3.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Simon Blokker for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, CBS/Sony 40AP 282~3 (Hong Kong), 1976:


CBS/Sony 40AP 282~3 (Hong Kong) - front of gatefold sleeve, scan by Simon Blokker
This copy has the same sleeve as the 1976 Japanese release above with the same catalogue number, but with Hong Kong information on the left side of the inner sleeve instead of Japanese (see the detailed scans). There is a double-sided lyrics sheet in English, but no booklet as with the Japanese release. The records were made in Hong Kong and have red CBS/Sony labels, completely different from the Japanese labels. The records of the copy shown have stamped matrix numbers: Record 1 ~ Side 1 - 40 AP-282A2, Side 2 - 40 AP-282B2; Record 2 ~ Side 1 - 40 AP-283A2, Side 2 - 40 AP-283B3 (same as the Japanese copy above).

Thanks to Simon Blokker for information and scans.


CBS/Sony 40AP 282~3 (Hong Kong) - detail of front, scan by Simon Blokker

CBS/Sony 40AP 282~3 (Hong Kong) - rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Simon Blokker

CBS/Sony 40AP 282~3 (Hong Kong) - inside left of gatefold sleeve, scan by Simon Blokker

CBS/Sony 40AP 282~3 (Hong Kong) - detail of inner sleeve, scan by Simon Blokker (compare with 1976 Japanese release)

CBS/Sony 40AP 282~3 (Hong Kong) - inside right of gatefold sleeve, scan by Simon Blokker


CBS/Sony 40AP 282~3 (Hong Kong) - front of lyrics sheet, scan by Simon Blokker


CBS/Sony 40AP 282~3 (Hong Kong) - detail of front of lyrics sheet, scan by Simon Blokker

CBS/Sony 40AP 282~3 (Hong Kong) - rear of lyrics sheet, scan by Simon Blokker

CBS/Sony 40AP 282 (Hong Kong) - Side 1 scan by Simon Blokker (Side A, Record 1)

CBS/Sony 40AP 282 (Hong Kong) - detail of Side 1, scan by Simon Blokker

CBS/Sony 40AP 282 (Hong Kong) - Side 2 scan by Simon Blokker (Side B, Record 1)

CBS/Sony 40AP 283 (Hong Kong) - Side 3 scan by Simon Blokker (Side A, Record 2)

CBS/Sony 40AP 283 (Hong Kong) - Side 4 scan by Simon Blokker (Side B, Record 2)

"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, CBS S2BP-220085 (SBP-234052/SBP-234053) (Australia), 1971 (two releases), reissued mid-1970s, late 1970s:

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CBS S2BP-220085 (Australia) - front scan by Stuart Moore (all releases)
This set has catalogue number S2BP-220085 and a standard gatefold sleeve.

The early 1970s records have plain orange CBS labels and are numbered SBP-234052 and SBP-234053 respectively. The labels on the first release are a lighter orange and Sides 1-3 have a larger "CBS" within the centre logo with other differences from the second release labels as follows:

Side 1: Track 4 is listed as "Stuck Inside Of Memphis With Thee" - on the second release it's changed to "Stuck Inside Of Memphis With The"
Side 2: Tracks 2 and 3 have no credits
Side 3: Track 2 has no credits
Side 4: Text below logo printed higher.

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CBS S2BP-220085 (Australia) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Stuart Moore (all releases)


CBS S2BP-220085 (Australia) - detail of front, scan by Lars M. Banke (all releases)

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CBS S2BP-220085 (Australia) - rear scan by Stuart Moore (all releases)

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CBS SBP-234052 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (first release)

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CBS SBP-234052 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (first release)

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CBS SBP-234053 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (Side 3) (first release)

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CBS SBP-234053 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (Side 4) (first release)

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CBS SBP-234052 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (second release)


CBS SBP-234053 (Australia) - detail of Side 2, scan by Stuart Moore (Side 4) (second release)

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CBS SBP-234052 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (second release)

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CBS SBP-234053 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (Side 3) (second release)

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CBS SBP-234053 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (Side 4) (second release)


CBS SBP-234052 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (mid 1970s release, before A.R.C. ownership change)


CBS SBP-234052 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (mid 1970s release, before A.R.C. ownership change)


CBS SBP-234052 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (mid 1970s release)


CBS SBP-234053 (Australia) - Side 3 scan by Lars M. Banke (mid 1970s release)

CBS SBP-234053 (Australia) - Side 4 scan by Lars M. Banke (mid 1970s release)


CBS SBP-234052 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s release, after A.R.C. ownership change)


CBS SBP-234052 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s release, after A.R.C. ownership change)


CBS SBP-234052 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s release)


CBS SBP-234053 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (Side 3) (late 1970s release)

CBS SBP-234053 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (Side 4) (late 1970s release)


CBS S2BP-220085 (Australia) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (all releases)

Early Australian release labels 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. The longer copyright text round the bottom edge was used from 17 Oct 1977 onwards. (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.)

The records of the mid-1970s release have orange/yellow new style CBS labels with the shorter copyright text. The mistakes from the first release are reinstated! On Side 1 Track 4 reverts to being listed as "Stuck Inside Of Memphis With Thee"! On Side 2 Tracks 2 and 3 again have no credits, and on Side 3 Track 2 again has no credits.

The records of the late 1970s release again have orange/yellow CBS labels, this time with the longer copyright text. The mistakes from the first release are repeated. On Side 1 Track 4 is yet again listed as "Stuck Inside Of Memphis With Thee". On Side 2 Tracks 2 and 3 still have no credits, and on Side 3 Track 2 still has no credits.

Thanks to Stuart Moore and Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II" - stereo cassette releases, CBS 2PC 085 (Australia), 1970s:


CBS 2PC 085 (Australia) - cassette insert scan by Stuart Moore (reverse is blank - both releases)
Both releases shown have the same insert, blank on the reverse. The cassettes have white paper labels with black text. The text layout of the second cassette is different in several respects: the album title is now listed at the top, "STEREO" is on the left above the CBS logo instead of the right below the side number, and the album title below the sprocket holes is in a much smaller type face with "VOLUME II" in upper case instead of "Volume 2" in lower case. This is now the same format as the labels of the first CBS Australia cassette release of Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid in 1973.

Thanks to Stuart Moore for information and scans.


CBS 2PC 085 (Australia) - cassette Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (first release)


CBS 2PC 085 (Australia) - cassette Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (first release)

CBS 2PC 085 (Australia) - cassette Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (second release)

CBS 2PC 085 (Australia) - cassette Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (second release)

"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II" - stereo vinyl 2LP sets, CBS SBP 473932 (New Zealand), 1971, re-released late 1970s:


CBS SBP 473932 (New Zealand) - front scan by Bill Hester (both releases)
These rare releases were made in New Zealand and have a unique gatefold sleeve with a monochrome inside picture and cut away pockets at the centre fold for the records. The 1971 records have orange CBS labels. The late 1970s records have orange/yellow CBS labels.


CBS SBP 473932 (New Zealand) - rear scan by Bill Hester (both releases)


CBS SBP 473932 (New Zealand) - detail of rear, scan by Bill Hester (both releases)


CBS SBP 473932 (New Zealand) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Bill Hester (both releases)


CBS SBP 473932 (New Zealand) - Side 1 scan by Bill Hester (1971 release)

CBS SBP 473932 (New Zealand) - detail of Side 1, scan by Bill Hester (1971 release)

CBS SBP 473932 (New Zealand) - Side 2 scan by Bill Hester (1971 release)

CBS SBP 473932 (New Zealand) - Side 3 scan by Bill Hester (1971 release)

CBS SBP 473932 (New Zealand) - Side 4 scan by Bill Hester (1971 release)

CBS SBP 473932 (New Zealand) - Side 1 scan by Bill Hester (late 1970s release)

CBS SBP 473932 (New Zealand) - detail of Side 1 scan by Bill Hester (late 1970s release)

CBS SBP 473932 (New Zealand) - Side 2 scan by Bill Hester (late 1970s release)

CBS SBP 473932 (New Zealand) - Side 3 scan by Bill Hester (late 1970s release)

CBS SBP 473932 (New Zealand) - Side 4 scan by Bill Hester (late 1970s release)

Thanks to Bill Hester for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II" - stereo vinyl 2LP sets, CBS C 31121-22 (Singapore/Malaysia), 1971; CBS/Sony C 31121-22 (Malaysia), 1972, 1974; CBS/Sony KG 31120 (Singapore/Malaysia), late 1970s:

CBS C 31121-22 (Singapore/Malaysia), 1971; CBS/Sony C 31121-22 (Malaysia), 1972, 1974:


CBS/Sony C 31121-22 (Malaysia) - front photo found on eBay by Gerd Rundel


CBS/Sony C 31121-22 (Malaysia) - outside of unfolded gatefold sleeve, photo found on eBay by Gerd Rundel


CBS/Sony C 31121-22 (Malaysia) - inside of unfolded gatefold sleeve, photo found on eBay by Gerd Rundel


CBS KG 31120 (Singapore/Malaysia) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (first release variant 1 - Record 1, Side 1, album title on two lines)


CBS KG 31120 (Singapore/Malaysia) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (first release variant 1 - Record 1, Side 2, album title on two lines)


CBS KG 31120 (Singapore/Malaysia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (first release variant 1 - Record 1, Side 1, album title on two lines)


CBS C 31122 (Singapore/Malaysia) - detail of Side 3, photo found on eBay by Gerd Rundel (first release variant 2 - Record 2, Side 1, album title on one line)


CBS KG 31120 (Singapore/Malaysia) - Side 3 scan by Lars M. Banke (first release variant 1 - Record 2, Side 1, album title on two lines)


CBS KG 31120 (Singapore/Malaysia) - Side 4 scan by Lars M. Banke (first release variant 1 - Record 2, Side 2, album title on two lines)


CBS/Sony C 31121 (Malaysia) - Side 1 photo found on eBay by Gerd Rundel (second release dated 1972 - Record 1, Side 1)


CBS/Sony C 31121 (Malaysia) - detail of Side 1, photo found on eBay by Gerd Rundel (second release dated 1972, "PRINTED IN MALAYSIA")


CBS/Sony C 31121 (Malaysia) - Side 2 photo found on eBay by Gerd Rundel (second release dated 1972 - Record 1, Side 2)


CBS C 31122 (Singapore/Malaysia) - Side 3 photo found on eBay by Gerd Rundel (first release variant 2 - Record 2, Side 1, album title on one line)


CBS C 31122 (Singapore/Malaysia) - Side 4 photo found on eBay by Gerd Rundel (first release variant 2 - Record 2, Side 2, album title on one line)

The records of the first releases of this set have red CBS labels with three CBS logos, and have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - AL-31121  F 613, Side 2 - BL-31121  F 685 (should be 614?), Side 3 - AL-31122  F 615, Side 4 - BL-31122  F 616. There is no country of origin on the record labels or the sleeve. There are significant two differences between the two variants of labels with three CBS logos shown - the first variant has the album title on two lines and a catalogue number of  "KG 31120" with "C 31121/2" underneath, the second variant has the album title on one line and a catalogue number of "C 31121/2" with "KG 31120" underneath.

The second release has CBS/Sony labels on the records that were printed in Malaysia and are dated 1972. The eBay copy shown found by Gerd Rundel is a mixture of both releases, having record 1 with CBS/Sony labels printed in Malaysia, and record 2 with the CBS labels variant 2 and no country of origin. Scans of the missing record labels required!


CBS/Sony C 31121-22 (Malaysia) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (1974 release)

Lars M. Banke has a 1974 copy with alternate CBS/Sony labels. The records were made in Malaysia and distributed by Hup Hup SDN. BHD., and are dated 1974 on the labels. The sleeve has a CBS logo with the US catalogue number "KG 31120" on the front, and "Printed in U.S.A." on the rear. The records of this copy have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - AL 31121, Side 2 - BL 31121, Side 3 - AL 32122, Side 4 - BL 32122.


CBS/Sony C 31121-22 (Malaysia) - detail of front, scan by Lars M. Banke ("CBS KG 31120")


CBS/Sony C 31121-22 (Malaysia) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (1974 release)


CBS/Sony C 31121 (Malaysia) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (1974 release - Record 1, Side 1)

CBS/Sony C 31121 (Malaysia) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (1974 release - Record 1, Side 2)

CBS/Sony C 31121 (Malaysia) - detail of Side 2, scan by Lars M. Banke (made in Malaysia, distributed by Hup Hup Records, dated 1974 - Side 1 info is partly obscured)

CBS/Sony C 31122 (Malaysia) - Side 3 scan by Lars M. Banke (1974 release - Record 2, Side 1)


CBS/Sony C 31122 (Malaysia) - Side 4 scan by Lars M. Banke (1974 release - Record 2, Side 2)


CBS/Sony C 31121-22 (Malaysia) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (Columbia USA information)

CBS/Sony KG 31120 (Singapore/Malaysia), late 1970s:


CBS/Sony KG 31120 (Singapore/Malaysia) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

This is a fourth release, released in the second half of the 1970s: it now has the CBS/Sony design of labels used for the first time in 1975 with Blood On The Tracks and The Basement Tapes. This 2LP set with gatefold sleeve now has the same catalogue number as in the USA and India, KCS 31120. The gatefold sleeve has the CBS/Sony logo on the front and the usual text in Malaysian/Singaporean records of this period: "Manufactured and distributed in Singapore by EMI (Singapore) PTE. LIMITED and in Malaysia by EMI (MALAYSIA) SDN. BHD." in a black printed panel on the back. As in another countries (India, New Zealand or Israel), this album has a monochrome inner gatefold. The record has orange/black CBS/Sony labels, mistitled "Bob Dylan's & Greatest Hits Vol. II". The records of the copy shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - KG. 31120A, Side 2 - KG. 31120B, Side 3 - KG. 31120C(2), Side 4 - KG. 31120D(2).


CBS/Sony KG 31120 (Singapore/Malaysia) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

CBS/Sony KG 31120 (Singapore/Malaysia) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

CBS/Sony KG 31120 (Singapore/Malaysia) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

CBS/Sony KG 31120 (Singapore/Malaysia) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

CBS/Sony KG 31120 (Singapore/Malaysia) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

CBS/Sony KG 31120 (Singapore/Malaysia) - detail of Side 1 with title mistake, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

CBS/Sony KG 31120 (Singapore/Malaysia) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

CBS/Sony KG 31120 (Singapore/Malaysia) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

CBS/Sony KG 31120 (Singapore/Malaysia) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)


CBS/Sony KG 31120 (Singapore/Malaysia) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

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


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, CBS KG 31120 (India), 1971 (two releases):


CBS KG 31120 (India) - front scan by Arie de Reus (first variant)
These rare releases were made in India by the Gramophone Company of India Limited, Dum Dum, India, a subsidiary of EMI (bought by Universal in 2012), for CBS Records. The inside of the gatefold sleeve is monochrome. The records have black/silver CBS labels. Manuel García Jara's copy has several differences from Arie de Reus' copy. The outside of the gatefold sleeve has the graphics printed higher as in the details shown. On the spine the "K" of "KG 31120" is missing and on the rear sleeve the first song title, Watching The River Flow, is actually printed on the top edge of the sleeve! The record labels are also significantly different - on the first set of labels the song publisher credits are listed next to each song title, on the second set of labels the song publisher credits are listed to the right of the centre hole. Also on Side 3 of the first record labels there is one song listed above the centre hole and two songs on Side 4, on the second set of labels there are no songs listed above the centre hole on Sides 3 and 4.


CBS KG 31120 (India) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Arie de Reus (first variant)


CBS KG 31120 (India) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant)


CBS KG 31120 (India) - rear scan by Arie de Reus (first variant)


CBS KG 31120 (India) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant)


CBS KG 31120 (India) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant)


CBS KG 31120 (India) - detail of front, scan by Arie de Reus (first variant)


CBS KG 31120 (India) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant - "Stereo" logo higher, "K" of "KG 31120" missing)


CBS KG 31120 (India) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Arie de Reus (first variant)

CBS KG 31120 (India) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant - "Watching The River Flow" on top edge, not rear)


CBS KG 31120 (India) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Arie de Reus (both variants)


CBS KG 31120 (India) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Arie de Reus (both variants)


CBS KG 31120 (India) - Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus (first variant - publisher credits with song titles)


CBS KG 31120 (India) - detail of Side 1, scan by Arie de Reus (first variant - publisher credits with song titles)


CBS KG 31120 (India) - detail of Side 1, scan by Arie de Reus (first variant - no publisher credits right of centre hole)

CBS KG 31120 (India) - Side 2 scan by Arie de Reus (first variant - publisher credits with song titles)

CBS KG 31120 (India) - Side 3 scan by Arie de Reus (first variant - publisher credits with song titles, one song above centre hole)

CBS KG 31120 (India) - Side 4 scan by Arie de Reus (first variant - publisher credits with song titles, two songs above centre hole)

CBS KG 31120 (India) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant - publisher credits right of centre hole)


CBS KG 31120 (India) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant - no publisher credits with song titles)


CBS KG 31120 (India) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant - publisher credits right of centre hole)

CBS KG 31120 (India) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant - publisher credits right of centre hole)

CBS KG 31120 (India) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant - publisher credits right of centre hole, no songs above centre hole)

CBS KG 31120 (India) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant - publisher credits right of centre hole, no songs above centre hole)


CBS KG 31120 (India) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (both variants - US copyright information obscured)

The records of the copy of the second variant shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - PAL-31121-1B, Side 2 - PBL-31121-1B, Side 3 - PAL-31122-1G, Side 4 - PBL-31121-1AE.

Thanks to Arie de Reus and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa), 1971, re-released mid-1970s (twice), late 1970s:

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa), 1971, re-released mid-1970s (twice), orange record labels:


CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa) - front with 10.50 Rand price sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (1971 release)


CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

This 2LP set with the US track list has a virtually identical gatefold sleeve to the Rhodesian copy below, although the plain orange CBS record labels of the 1971 release are different. The sleeve was printed by Interpak. The 1971 copy shown has a price sticker for 10.50 Rand on the front sleeve.

The "Vol. II" is omitted from the album title on the record labels of every release, and also on those of the Rhodesian release below!


CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa) - detail of outside of gatefold sleeve with 10.50 Rand price sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (1971 release)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (compare "Interpak" logo with Rhodesian release below)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa/Rhodesia) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1971 release)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa) - detail of outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1971 release)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1971 release)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (1971 release)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (1971 release)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1971 release - "Greatest Hits")

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1971 release - "BLUES AGAIN" on text line 4)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa) - detail of Side 2, scan by Manuel García Jara (1971 release - titles over four lines)

CBS ASFT.1644/45 (South Africa) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (first mid-1970s release - "GREATEST HITS")

CBS ASFT.1644/45 (South Africa) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (first mid-1970s release - "MEMPHIS BLUES AGAIN" on text line 4)

CBS ASFT.1644/45 (South Africa) - detail of Side 2, scan by Manuel García Jara (first mid-1970s release - titles over five lines)

CBS ASFT.1644/45 (South Africa) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (first mid-1970s release)

CBS ASFT.1644/45 (South Africa) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (first mid-1970s release -
"33" is the same on Sides 2 and 4)

CBS ASFT.1644/45 (South Africa) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (first mid-1970s release)

CBS ASFT.1644/45 (South Africa) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (first mid-1970s release)

CBS ASFT.1644/45 (South Africa) - detail of Side 3, scan by Manuel García Jara (first mid-1970s release -
"33" is different)

CBS ASFT.1644/45 (South Africa) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (first mid-1970s release)

The records of the 1971 copy shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - ASF 1644- AL-31121, Side 2 - ASF 1644- BL-31121, Side 3 - ASF 1645- AL-31122, Side 4 - ASF 1645- BL-31122. These numbers start with "ASF" whereas the Rhodesian matrix numbers below start with "ASFT" as the catalogue number.

The mid-1970s release again has the same sleeve as the 1971 release. This is a second edition of this album and the records again have plain orange CBS labels. The gatefold sleeve is identical to that of the first and third editions. The record labels have noticeable differences: see the album title is "BOB DYLAN'S GREATEST HITS" instead of "BOB DYLAN'S Greatest Hits". The tracklist text on the Side 1 record label has a different distribution over the lines of the title Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again from that of the first release. On the Side 2 record label the tracklist has five lines instead of four, but the text on the Sides 3 and 4 record labels are identical. The playing speed information ("33") is different on the Side 3 record label than it is on the Sides 1, 2 and 4 record labels. The records of the first mid-1970s copy shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - ASFT 1644-AL 31121-A, Side 2 - ASFT 1644-BL 31121-B, Side 3 - ASFT 1645-AL 31122-A, Side 4 - ASFT 1645-BL 31122.


CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (second mid-1970s release)

Lars M. Banke has a second mid-1970s release in the same sleeve printed by Interpak where the records have a third style of plain orange labels, the same as those of the Rhodesian release below. The playing speed is shown as "33 1/3", different from both earlier variants. This time the last line of the song titles on Side 1 is "WITH THE MEMPHIS BLUES AGAIN". The title distribution on the other record sides is also different.


CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (second mid-1970s release)


CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (second mid-1970s release)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (second mid-1970s release - "33 1/3")

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (second mid-1970s release)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa) - Side 3 scan by Lars M. Banke (second mid-1970s release)


CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa) - Side 4 scan by Lars M. Banke (second mid-1970s release)


CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (second mid-1970s release- "GREATEST HITS"))


CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (second mid-1970s release - "WITH THE MEMPHIS BLUES AGAIN" on last line)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa) - detail of Side 2, scan by Lars M. Banke (second mid-1970s release - text in five lines but differently arranged)

The records of the second mid-1970s copy shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - ASFT 1644-5 AL B11 ZI, Side 2 - ASFT 1644-5 BL B11 ZI, Side 3 - ASFT 1644-5 AL B11 ZZ, Side 4 - ASFT 1644-5 BL B11 ZZ.

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa), late 1970s, orange/yellow record labels:


CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release - "GREATEST HITS")

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release - "MEMPHIS BLUES AGAIN" on text line 4)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release - titles over five lines)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s  release)

The late 1970s release again has the same sleeve as the 1971 release. The records were made by The Gramophone Record Company (Pty) Ltd. (part of EMI) and the sleeve was again printed by Interpak. The records have orange/yellow CBS labels (not introduced into South Africa until Street-Legal in 1978) similar in design to the mid-1970s record labels, although the playing speed is now missing. The records of the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - ASF 1644-AL 31121, Side 2 - ASFT 1644-5-BL 31121, Side 3 - ASFT 1644-5-AL 31122, Side 4 - ASFT 1644/5-BL 31122-1 (starting with "ASFT" this time).

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II" - promo and commercial stereo vinyl 2LP sets, CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Rhodesia), 1972, late 1970s; CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Zimbabwe), 1980s (two releases):

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Rhodesia), 1972:


CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Rhodesia) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
This album has the same gatefold sleeve as the South African release above, but with the printer name "Interpak" obscured on the rear. The plain orange CBS record labels are of noticeably poorer paper quality than the South African record labels. Like the South African releases above, the "Vol. II" is omitted from the album title on the record labels of this release. They have the third South African design (second mid-1970s release), with the album title all in capitals. The records of the copy shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - ASFT 1644- AL-31121-A, Side 2 - ASFT 1644- BL-31121, Side 3 - ASFT 1645- AL-31122, Side 4 - ASFT 1645- BL-31122.


CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Rhodesia) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (inside is the same as the South African release)


CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Rhodesia) - detail of outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Rhodesia) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara ("Interpak" logo obscured)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Rhodesia) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Rhodesia) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Rhodesia) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Rhodesia) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Rhodesia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara ("33 1/3")

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Rhodesia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara ("WITH THE MEMPHIS BLUES AGAIN" on last line)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (second mid-1970s release - "33 1/3", shown for comparison)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (South Africa) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (second mid-1970s release - "WITH THE MEMPHIS BLUES AGAIN" on last line, shown for comparison)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Rhodesia), late 1970s:


CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Rhodesia) - front with sticker and sample stamp, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s release, first Zimbabwe release is the same without the sticker)
The late 1970s Rhodesian release shown is a sample copy that comes in a regular flimsy cardboard sleeve that holds both records (not a gatefold sleeve). It has a “SAMPLE RECORD NOT FOR SALE” stamp plus a “SPECIAL PRICE SERIES 2LP SET” sticker on the front.

The "4-C2" on the rear sleeve means it was printed by Belmont Printers of Bulawayo. Belmont Printers used codes starting with "4" for sleeves they printed for CBS Records, they used other codes for other record companies.


CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Rhodesia) - front sticker scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s release)


CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Rhodesia) - front sample stamp scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s release)


CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Rhodesia) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s release, first Zimbabwe release is the same)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Rhodesia) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s release, first Zimbabwe release is the same)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Zimbabwe) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s release, first Zimbabwe release is the same)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Rhodesia) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s release)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Rhodesia) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s release)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Rhodesia) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s release)


CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Rhodesia) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s release)

The records have white CBS labels with blue text and the CBS logo in a box. The copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - ASF 1644-AL 31121, Side 2 - ASF 1644-BL 31121, Side 3 - ASF 1645-AL 31122, Side 4 - ASFT 1644-5-BL 31122. It appears the matrix numbers on the first three sides are wrongly written “ASF” instead of ”ASFT”.

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Zimbabwe), late 1980s (two releases):


CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Zimbabwe) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (second release)

The first later 1980s release from Zimbabwe has different style labels with the new CBS logo in red or green text (Down In The Groove from 1988 has this style of label). This came in the same flimsy sleeve as the late 1970s Rhodesian release, but without the sticker and sample stamp.

The copy of the second Zimbabwe release shown has a music shop sticker at top right of the rear sleeve - Abercorn Street was in Bulawayo. The rear sleeve has a different printer's name “4A TYPOCRAFTERS” at bottom right (as it has the "4A" code this may still be from Belmont Printers). The record labels have a completely different layout and red text (Oh Mercy from 1989 and Under The Red Sky from 1990 have this style of label, although in blue). The Side 2 label has “Night I'll Be Staying Here With You” instead of correctly “Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You”. The records of this copy again have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - ASF 1644-AL 31121, Side 2 - ASF 1644-BL 31121, Side 3 - ASF 1645-AL 31122, Side 4 - ASFT 1644-5-BL 31122.


CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Zimbabwe) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (second release)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Zimbabwe) - rear with sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel (second release)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Zimbabwe) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (first release)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Zimbabwe) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (first release)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Zimbabwe) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (first release)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Zimbabwe) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (first release)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Zimbabwe) - detail of rear with sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel (second release)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Zimbabwe) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (second release)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Zimbabwe) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second release)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Zimbabwe) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (second release)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Zimbabwe) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (second release)

CBS ASFT.1644/5 (Zimbabwe) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (second release)

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


"Grandes Exitos Vol. II [Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II]" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, CBS S 66287 (Spain), 1972, re-released 1975, 1978, 1980, 1986:

CBS S 66287 (Spain), 1972 release (COFASA):


CBS S 66287 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (COFASA and CBS releases)
Even though the 1970 Spanish release of Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits had the 1967 UK tracklist (see here), this 2LP release had the US tracklist, so Positively 4th Street was missing from both albums. It has the US title on the front of the gatefold sleeve, but the Spanish title Grandes Exitos Vol. II on the spine. The gatefold sleeve was printed by Offset ALG of Madrid. The Discos CBS address is Calle Princesa 1, Madrid-13. The records were made in Spain by COFASA of Madrid for Discos CBS S.A. The inside of the gatefold sleeve has song titles in English and credits in Spanish. The records have orange CBS labels with song titles in English. The records of the copy shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - PAL-31121-1H (stamped), Side 2 - PBL-31121-1F (stamped), Side 3 - P (handwritten) AL-31122-1J (stamped), Side 4 - PBL-31122-1AE (stamped).

CBS S 66287 (Spain) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (COFASA and CBS releases)

CBS S 66287 (Spain) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (COFASA and CBS releases)

CBS S 66287 (Spain) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (COFASA and CBS releases)

CBS S 66287 (Spain) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (COFASA and CBS releases)

CBS S 66287 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (COFASA release)

CBS S 66287 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (COFASA release)

CBS S 66287 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (COFASA release)

CBS S 66287 (Spain) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (COFASA release)

CBS S 66287 (Spain) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (COFASA release)


CBS S 66287 (Spain) - detail of spine, scan by Manuel García Jara (COFASA and CBS releases)

CBS S 66287 (Spain), 1972 release (CBS):


CBS S 66287 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (CBS release)

CBS S 66287 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (CBS release)

CBS S 66287 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (CBS release)

CBS S 66287 (Spain) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (CBS release)

CBS S 66287 (Spain) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (CBS release)

The next Spanish release of this album was later in 1972. The sleeve was identical, but this time the records were made by CBS. The records have CBS orange labels, but with a different text layout from the COFASA labels. The matrix numbers of the records of the copy shown are: Side 1- PBL 31121-1F, Side 2 - PAL 31121-1AA, Side 3 - PAL 31121-1J, Side 4 - PBL 31121-1AE.

CBS S 66287 (Spain), 1975 release:


CBS S 66287 (Spain) - front with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)


CBS S 66287 (Spain) - outside of gatefold sleeve with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)


CBS S 66287 (Spain) - front sticker scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)


CBS S 66287 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)


CBS S 66287 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)


CBS S 66287 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release, compare with 1978 release below, text on right on three lines)


CBS S 66287 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS S 66287 (Spain) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS S 66287 (Spain) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

The 1975 release had the same gatefold sleeve as the 1972 releases, 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 made by Discos CBS S.A. themselves. The 1975 records of the copy shown have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - PAL-31121-1H, Side 2 - PBL-31121-1F, Side 3 - PAL-31122-1L, Side 4 - PBL-31122-1AE.

CBS S 66287 (Spain), 1978 release:


CBS S 66287 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)
This 1978 release has the same sleeve as the 1972 to 1975 releases without a front sticker. This means the address of Discos CBS S.A. is still Calle Princesa 1, Madrid-13, when it should by now be Avenida del Generalísimo 25, Madrid-16.  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 (Self Portrait and The Basement Tapes) always had the first CBS address (Calle Princesa 1, Madrid-1) even on the reissues of the 1980s and 1990s.


CBS S 66287 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)


Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)

Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)

CBS S 66287 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release, compare with 1975 release above, text on right on three lines)

CBS S 66287 (Spain) - detail of Side 3, scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release, compare with 1975 and 1978 Side 1 releases, text on right on four lines)


Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)

The records again have orange/yellow CBS labels, but the labels of this copy are different - Sides 1 and 2 have the same labels as the 1975 release, while Sides 3 and 4 have a different text layout. The Sides 1 and 2 labels have text on three lines to the left of the centre hole, while the Sides 3 and 4 labels have text on four lines. Manuel thinks, as for the 1978 Spanish release of Self Portrait, CBS used sleeves and record 1s from stock and just ordered new copies of record 2! The 1978 records of the copy shown have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - PAL-31121-1H, Side 2 - PBL-31121-1F, Side 3 - PAL-31122-1L, Side 4 - 65287-10.

CBS S 66287 (Spain), 1980 release:


CBS S 66287 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1980 and 1986 releases)

CBS S 66287 (Spain) - detail of fronts, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972, 1975 and 1978 releases on left, 1980 and 1986 releases on right)

The 1980 release has a new gatefold sleeve with a smaller CBS logo at front top left and a much thinner spine with smaller, hardly visible, text. Even though the sleeve has been redesigned, it still has the old Discos CBS S.A. address of Calle Princesa 1, Madrid-13, when it should by now be Paseo de la Castellana 93, Madrid-16!


CBS S 66287 (Spain) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1980 and 1986 releases)

CBS S 66287 (Spain) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1980 and 1986 releases)

CBS S 66287 (Spain) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1980 and 1986 releases)

CBS S 66287 (Spain) - detail of inside, scan by Manuel García Jara (1980 and 1986 releases)

CBS S 66287 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1980 release)

CBS S 66287 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1980 release)


CBS S 66287 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1980 release - STEREO arrows on left, compare with early 1980s release below)


CBS S 66287 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1980 release)

CBS S 66287 (Spain) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (1980 release)

CBS S 66287 (Spain) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (1980 release)

The 1980 labels have reverted to the 1975 orange/yellow design! (The same situation occurs with the 1980 Spanish release of Self Portrait.) The records of the copy shown have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 66287-1-A0, Side 2 - 66287-1-B0, Side 3 - 66287-C0, Side 4 - 65287-D.


CBS S 66287 (Spain) - detail of spine, scan by Manuel García Jara (1980 and 1986 releases)

CBS S 66287 (Spain), early 1980s release:


CBS S 66287 (Spain) - front with sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (early 1980s release)
This release with records with orange/yellow CBS labels must be later than the 1980 release shown because the STEREO arrows on the labels to the left of the centre hole are now absent. The front sleeve has a red circular sticker with "ALBUM 2 DISCOS/PRECIO ESPECIAL [2 RECORD SET/SPECIAL PRICE]".
CBS S 66287 (Spain) - front sticker scan by Lars M. Banke (early 1980s release)

CBS S 66287 (Spain) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (early 1980s release)


CBS S 66287 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (early 1980s release - no STEREO arrows on left, compare with 1980 release above)


CBS S 66287 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (early 1980s release)

CBS S 66287 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (early 1980s release)

CBS S 66287 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (early 1980s release)

CBS S 66287 (Spain) - Side 3 scan by Lars M. Banke (early 1980s release)

CBS S 66287 (Spain) - Side 4 scan by Lars M. Banke (early 1980s release)

CBS S 66287 (Spain), 1986 release:


CBS S 66287 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1986 release)

CBS S 66287 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1986 release)

CBS S 66287 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1986 release)

CBS S 66287 (Spain) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (1986 release)

CBS S 66287 (Spain) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (1986 release)

This release has the same sleeve as the 1980 release, again with the old Discos CBS S.A. address of Calle Princesa 1, Madrid-13. The records have red CBS labels and the copy shown has stamped matrix numbers which are still: Side 1 - 66287-1-A0, Side 2 - 66287-1-B0, Side 3 - 66287-C0, Side 4 - 65287-D.

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


"Grandes Exitos Vol. II [Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II]" - stereo cassette releases, CBS 40-66287 (Spain), 1976 (twice):


CBS 40-66287 (Spain) - outside of cassette 1 insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release)

These cassette releases came as two separate cassettes, although they were not sold separately. On the outside of the cassette side 1 insert the album title is given incorrectly as Grandes Exitos Vol. 1 - this was not subsequently corrected. The song titles are listed in English. The first release cassette inserts were printed by an unusual printer, Gráficas Dauco, and have the Discos CBS S.A. address of Calle Princesa 1, Madrid-13. The insides of the cassette inserts are the same for each cassette and list contemporary CBS Spain cassette releases.


CBS 40-66287 (Spain) - outside of cassette 2 insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release)

CBS 40-66287 (Spain) - inside of both cassette inserts, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release)

CBS 40-66287 (Spain) - outside of cassette 1 insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

CBS 40-66287 (Spain) - outside of cassette 2 insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

CBS 40-66287 (Spain) - inside of both cassette inserts, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

CBS 40-66287 (Spain) - cassette 1 side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

CBS 40-66287 (Spain) - cassette 1 side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

CBS 40-66287 (Spain) - cassette 2 side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

CBS 40-66287 (Spain) - cassette 2 side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

The second release cassette inserts were printed by Indugraf of Madrid and have the new Discos CBS address of Avenida del Generalísimo 25, Madrid-16. The inside inserts of the second 1976 release are different from the first in that "OTROS CASSETTES CBS" has changed to "OTRAS CASSETTES CBS" and Desire is listed in the second column (it's missing from the list on the first release inserts).

The cassettes were identical for both releases and have white cases with orange CBS paper labels with titles in English.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, PRC Records PRC-5220 (Taiwan), 1970s:


PRC Records PRC-5220 (Taiwan) - front scan by Allan Burger
This release was legal in Taiwan at the time of release, but was produced without authorisation from Columbia. Because of this full details are in Questionable Releases.

Thanks to Allan Burger for information and scan.


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II" - stereo vinyl 2LP set, CBS/Sony LP-1565-66/40AP 282~3 (Philippines), 1980s:


CBS/Sony LP-1565-66 (Philippines) - front scan by Hans Seegers
This rare release is a variant of the 1976 CBS/Sony Japanese release CBS/Sony 40AP 282~3 (see above), manufactured in the Philippines under licence by Blackgold Records Corporation.

The records have red CBS/Sony labels with a yellow logo in a ring. This label design was not introduced until after 1981, before that the Blackgold labels were blue/white. Gerd Rundel has spotted there is a spelling error for song title 4 on Side 1: “STUCK INSIDE OF MOBILE WITH THE MEMTHIS BLUES AGAIN”.

Thanks to Ulf Gyllenspetz and Gerd Rundel for information and Hans Seegers for scans.


CBS/Sony LP-1565-66 (Philippines) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony LP-1565-66 (Philippines) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony LP-1565-66 (Philippines) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony LP-1565 (Philippines) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (Record 1, Side A)


CBS/Sony LP-1565 (Philippines) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers ("MEMTHIS" spelling mistake)


CBS/Sony LP-1565 (Philippines) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (Record 1, Side B)

CBS/Sony LP-1566 (Philippines) - Side 3 scan by Hans Seegers (Record 2, Side C)


CBS/Sony LP-1566 (Philippines) - Side 4 scan by Hans Seegers (Record 2, Side D)


CBS/Sony LP-1565-66 (Philippines) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers


"More Bob Dylan Greatest Hits" - stereo 2 cassette release, RTVL-CBS KL-1936 (Yugoslavia), 1990s:


RTVL-CBS KL-1936 (Yugoslavia) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

RTVL-CBS KL-1936 (Yugoslavia) - inside of cassette case with cassettes, scan by Manuel García Jara

RTVL-CBS KL-1936 (Yugoslavia) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

RTVL-CBS KL-1936 (Yugoslavia) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

RTVL-CBS KL-1936 (Yugoslavia) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara


RTVL-CBS KL-1936 (Yugoslavia) - rear of cassette case, scan by Manuel García Jara


RTVL-CBS KL-1936 (Yugoslavia) - cassette Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara

RTVL-CBS KL-1936 (Yugoslavia) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits and Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits 2, the 1966 and 1967 Dutch compilations, were the only Dylan compilations released as vinyl LPs in the former Yugoslavia (both in 1982, see International Mono Releases - Dylan-Only Compilations 1960s). However, the worldwide compilations Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits and Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II/More Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, although never released there in vinyl, were released in Yugoslavia in tape format only. Manuel García Jara believes that these two compilations were the last Dylan albums ever released in the former Yugoslavia, in the early 1990s, only some months before the war. Both compilations were manufactured in what is now Slovenia by Radio TeleVisje Ljubljana (same as Under The Red Sky, RTVL-CBS KL 1958) and both have the European front but the US tracklist. Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits was RTVL-CBS KL-1936. This second volume (RTVL-CBS KL-1936) has the Dutch front with the title inside a blue circle. it comes on two cassettes, not one as many other worldwide releases, in a larger black plastic case that holds both cassettes.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CD Releases


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II" - 2CD set releases, Columbia C2K 31120 (USA/Canada), (late 1980s?/early 1990s?):


Columbia C2K 31120 (USA/Canada) - front insert scan by Jim Siddy (double-width jewel case release)

Columbia C2K 31120 (USA/Canada) - outside of unfolded insert, scan by Jim Siddy (double-width jewel case release)

Columbia C2K 31120 (USA/Canada) - inside of unfolded insert, scan by Jim Siddy (double-width jewel case release)

Columbia C2K 31120 (USA/Canada) - rear insert scan by Jim Siddy (double-width jewel case release)

Columbia C2K 31120 (USA/Canada) - front scan by Jack Guerreiro (single-width jewel case release)


Columbia C2K 31120 (USA/Canada) - rear scan by Jack Guerreiro (single-width jewel case release)


Columbia C2K 31120 (USA/Canada) - CD1 scan by Jack Guerreiro (single-width jewel case release)


Columbia C2K 31120 (USA/Canada) - detail of rear insert, scan by Jim Siddy (double-width jewel case release, single-width release is the same)

These releases were sold in the USA and Canada. The first release comes in a double-width jewel case, the later release comes in a single-width jewel case. The first release has a folded insert which becomes the front insert for the second release. The rear inserts of both look the same, with just a tracklisting. Both releases have silver CDs with black text.

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro and Jim Siddy for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II" - 2CD remastered release, Columbia C2K 65976 (USA/Canada), 1997:


Columbia C2K 65976 (Canada) - front scan by Jack Guerreiro
These sets now use the original album art on the rear insert and the CD designs reproduce a 1970s Columbia US LP label.

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro and Stuart Moore for information and scans.


Columbia C2K 65976 (Canada) - rear scan by Jack Guerreiro

Columbia C2K 65976 (Canada) - CD1 scan by Jack Guerreiro
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Columbia C2K 65976 (USA) - CD1 scan by Stuart Moore
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Columbia C2K 65976 (USA) - CD2 scan by Stuart Moore

"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II" - hybrid SA-CD two disc release, Audio Fidelity AFZ2 145 (USA), Apr 2013:


Audio Fidelity AFZ2 145 (USA) - front of slipcase with cut-out showing SA-CD, picture from Audio Fidelity web-site
This hybrid SA-CD high quality audio two disc release has been remastered from the original master tapes by Steve Hoffman and is released by Audio Fidelity under licence from Sony Music/Columbia. The live performance of Tomorrow Is A Long Time is not segued into When I Paint My Masterpiece as on the original release, and includes Bob saying the song title, not included on the Columbia releases. Both these performances now count as rarities, and the album is listed in 2013.

The set comes in a card slipcase with a Limited Edition sticker on the rear - my copy is #1391. There is an eight page stapled front insert with reproductions of the original 1971 record labels on the last pages. Both the reverse of the rear insert and the discs have the Sony Music catalogue number 88691943592. The discs were made in Austria.

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for information.


Audio Fidelity AFZ2 145 (USA) - outside of front insert (my copy)


Audio Fidelity AFZ2 145 (USA) - rear of slipcase (my copy)

Audio Fidelity AFZ2 145 (USA) - detail of rear of slipcase

Audio Fidelity AFZ2 145 (USA) - detail of rear of slipcase with Limited Edition sticker

Audio Fidelity AFZ2 145 (USA) - pages 2-3 of front insert

Audio Fidelity AFZ2 145 (USA) - rear insert

Audio Fidelity AFZ2 145 (USA) - pages 4-5 of front insert (original inside of gatefold sleeve)

Audio Fidelity AFZ2 145 (USA) - front of jewel case

Audio Fidelity AFZ2 145 (USA) - pages 6-7 of front insert with reproductions of original 1971 record labels

Audio Fidelity AFZ2 145 (USA) - detail of rear insert

Audio Fidelity AFZ2 145 (USA) - reverse of rear insert

Audio Fidelity AFZ2 145 (USA) - detail of reverse of rear insert

Audio Fidelity AFZ2 145 (USA) - hybrid SA-CD1

Audio Fidelity AFZ2 145 (USA) - detail of hybrid SA-CD1

Audio Fidelity AFZ2 145 (USA) - hybrid SA-CD2


Audio Fidelity AFZ2 145 (USA) - detail of rear insert


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II" - 2CD set releases, Columbia WC2K 31220 (Canada), 1987; Columbia CC2K 31220 (Canada), 1990s:

Columbia WC2K 31220 (Canada), 1987:


Columbia WC2K 31120 (Canada) - front insert scan by Manuel García Jara

These Canadian releases had a single folded insert. The inside shows the left-hand side of the LP gatefold sleeve inside picture, but in monochrome only. There were two releases, Columbia WC2K 31120 (1987) and Columbia CC2K 31120 (1990s). The 1997 US/Canadian release Columbia C2K 65976 is listed above.


Columbia WC2K 31120 (Canada) - rear insert scan by
Manuel García Jara


Columbia WC2K 31120 (Canada) - CD1 scan by
Manuel García Jara

Columbia WC2K 31120 (Canada) - outside of unfolded insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia WC2K 31120 (Canada) - inside of unfolded insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia WC2K 31120 (Canada) - CD2 scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia CC2K 31220 (Canada), 1990s:


Columbia CC2K 31120 (Canada) - front scan by Jack Guerreiro (double-width jewel case)

Columbia CC2K 31120 again comes in a double-width jewel case with a single folded insert. It was also released as a Columbia House record club edition with additional catalogue number "574012 T". "CRC" on the CDs stands for "Columbia Record Club".


Columbia CC2K 31120 (Canada) - front scan by Jack Guerreiro (double-width jewel case, Columbia House edition)

Columbia CC2K 31120 (Canada) - rear scan by Jack Guerreiro (Columbia House edition)


Columbia CC2K 31120 (Canada) - front of insert, scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia CC2K 31120 (Canada) - inside of insert, scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia CC2K 31120 (Canada) - rear of insert, scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia CC2K 31120 (Canada) - CD1 scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia CC2K 31120 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Jack Guerreiro (Columbia House edition)


Columbia CC2K 31120 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Jack Guerreiro (Columbia House edition)


Columbia CC2K 31120 (Canada) - CD1 scan by Jack Guerreiro (Columbia House edition)


Columbia CC2K 31120 (Canada) - detail of CD1, scan by Jack Guerreiro (Columbia House edition)

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


"More Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits" - 2CD remastered releases, CBS CSCBS 67239 (Europe), late 1980s; Columbia 467851 2 (Europe), 1997:


CBS CDCBS 67239 (Europe) - front of booklet, scan by Peter Coulthard (1980s release)
These sets, which were manufactured in Austria for European distribution, have the US tracklist on CD2, even though they retain the UK front and title. For the original 1971 UK 2LP vinyl release with a different tracklisting (Positively 4th Street and New Morning instead of She Belongs To Me and It's All Over Now, Baby Blue, which had already appeared on the first UK Greatest Hits album), see here. As explained there, this means that She Belongs To Me and It's All Over Now, Baby Blue appear on each of the current CD versions of the first two UK Greatest Hits albums, while Positively 4th Street and New Morning are missing! Positively 4th Street is on Biograph, but New Morning appears now only on its own album for UK CD buyers.


Columbia 467851 2 (Europe) - front with sticker (1997 release, my UK-bought copy)


CBS CDCBS 67239 (Europe) - rear insert scan by Peter Coulthard (1980s release)


Columbia 467851 2 (Europe) - rear insert (1997 release)


CBS CDCBS 67239 (Europe) - CD1 scan by Peter Coulthard (1980s release)

CBS CDCBS 67239 (Europe) - detail of CD1 with "MADE IN AUSTRIA", scan by Peter Coulthard (1980s release)

CBS CDCBS 67239 (Europe) - detail of CD1 showing "MORE... GREATEST HITS" title, scan by Peter Coulthard (1980s release)

CBS CDCBS 67239 (Europe) - CD2 scan by Peter Coulthard (1980s release)

Columbia 467851 2 (Europe) - rear scan by Jim Siddy (2000s release)


Columbia 467851 2 (Europe) - detail of rear, scan by Jim Siddy (2000s release)


Columbia 467851 2 (Europe) - CD1 (1997 release)

Columbia 467851 2 (Europe) - detail of CD1 showing "Made in Austria" title (1997 release)

Columbia 467851 2 (Europe) - detail of CD1 showing "MORE... GREATEST HITS" title (1997 release)

Columbia 467851 2 (Europe) - CD2 (1997 release)

Columbia 467851 2 (Europe) - outside of front insert booklet (1997 release)

Columbia 467851 2 (Europe) - centre of front insert booklet (1997 release)

CBS CDCBS 67239 (Europe) - detail of rear insert, scan by Peter Coulthard (1980s release, "Printed in Holland")

The 1980s CBS set is in a double-width 2CD jewel case, the 1997 Columbia release is in a slimline 2CD jewel case. The 1980s CBS release has the title in a blue circle on the front insert as for the 1987 Dutch release of the 2LP set, see here. The 1997 "Nice Price" front sticker text is "24-bit Digitally Remastered! Restored to original packaging!" It has a folded insert as shown below. The 2000s copy from Jim Siddy has a stapled 8-page front insert including details of other Columbia albums.

Thanks to Peter Coulthard and Jim Siddy for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II" - 2CD set promo and commercial releases, CBS/Sony 48DP 1031-2 (Japan), 1987, reissued 1989:


CBS/Sony 48DP 1031-2 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Wil Gielen (1987 release)


CBS/Sony 48DP 1031-2 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Wil Gielen (1987 promo release)


CBS/Sony 48DP 1031-2 (Japan) - detail of rear insert, scan by Wil Gielen (1987 promo release)


CBS/Sony 48DP 1031-2 (Japan) - detail of obi, scan by Wil Gielen (1987 release)

CBS/Sony 48DP 1031-2 (Japan) - obi scan by Wil Gielen (1987 release)

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CBS/Sony 48DP 1031-2 (Japan) - obi scan by Hans Seegers (1989 release)


CBS/Sony 48DP 1031 (Japan) - CD1 scan by Wil Gielen (1987 promo release)


CBS/Sony 48DP 1031 (Japan) - detail of CD1, scan by Wil Gielen (1987 promo release)


CBS/Sony 48DP 1032 (Japan) - CD2 scan by Wil Gielen (1987 promo release)


CBS/Sony 48DP 1032 (Japan) - detail of CD2, scan by Wil Gielen (1987 promo release)


CBS/Sony 48DP 1031-2 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Hans Seegers (1989 release)

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CBS/Sony 48DP 1031-2 (Japan) - front insert scan by Hans Seegers (1987 and 1989 releases)


CBS/Sony 48DP 1031-2 (Japan) - detail of obi, scan by Hans Seegers (1989 release)
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CBS/Sony 48DP 1031-2 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Hans Seegers (1989 release)

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CBS/Sony 48DP 1031 (Japan) - CD1 scan by Hans Seegers (1989 release)

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CBS/Sony 48DP 1032 (Japan) - CD2 scan by Hans Seegers (1989 release)

CBS/Sony 48DP 1031-2 (1987) came in an old-style double-width 2CD jewel case. It had a dark-green/white obi in the "CBS CD Rock Classics 100" series with price ¥4,800 (the "48" in the catalogue number indicated the price). This was before Japan introduced sales tax. It was reissued in 1989 after the introduction of sales tax with a new obi price of ¥4,511 (¥4,380 plus sales tax).

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


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II" - 2CD set promo and commercial releases, Sony Records SRCS 9009-10 (Japan), 1997:

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Sony Records SRCS 9009-10 (Japan) - front with outer bottom obi and inner side obi, scan by Hans Seegers
Sony Records SRCS 9009-10 (1997) came in a slimline 2CD jewel case with unusual packaging. As well as the normal side obi, it had an outer card box with a second card bottom obi in red with white text promoting the reissue series. Copies which are today offered for sale without the outer packaging should be avoided! The side obi is black with yellow and white text in the "Nice Price Line 56" series with price ¥3,000 (¥3,000. The withdrawal date was 21 Nov 1997. This release had a folded insert containing a 24-page booklet.

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

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Sony Records SRCS 9009-10 (Japan) - rear with outer bottom obi and inner side obi, scan by Hans Seegers

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Sony Records SRCS 9009-10 (Japan) - front with inner obi only, picture from eil.com

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Sony Records SRCS 9009-10 (Japan) - rear and right-hand spine of outer box, scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)

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Sony Records SRCS 9009-10 (Japan) - detail of rear of outer box, scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)
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Sony Records SRCS 9009-10 (Japan) - rear and right-hand spine of outer box, scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)
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Sony Records SRCS 9009-10 (Japan) - inner side obi scan by Hans Seegers
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Sony Records SRCS 9009-10 (Japan) - CD1 scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


Sony Records SRCS 9009-10 (Japan) - detail of CD1, scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)

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Sony Records SRCS 9009-10 (Japan) - CD2 scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)

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Sony Records SRCS 9009 (Japan) - CD1 scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

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Sony Records SRCS 9010 (Japan) - CD2 scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II" - 2CD set promo and commercial releases, Sony Records SRCS 9482-3 (Japan), 22 Sep 1999:

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Sony Records SRCS 9482-3 (Japan) - front with side obi, scan by Hans Seegers
Sony Records SRCS 9482-3 (1999) came again in an old-style double-width 2CD jewel case with a black side "Nice Price" obi with red and white text and price ¥2,625 (¥2,500 plus sales tax). This release again had a 24-page booklet. The commercial copy shown is still sealed.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.

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Sony Records SRCS 9482-3 (Japan) - rear with side obi, scan by Hans Seegers

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Sony Records SRCS 9482-3 (Japan) - front insert scan by Hans Seegers (promo copy)

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Sony Records SRCS 9482-3 (Japan) - obi scan by Hans Seegers
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Sony Records SRCS 9482-3 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Hans Seegers (promo copy)

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Sony Records SRCS 9482-3 (Japan) - detail of rear insert, scan by Hans Seegers (promo copy)

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Sony Records SRCS 9482 (Japan) - CD1 scan by Hans Seegers (promo copy)

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Sony Records SRCS 9482 (Japan) - detail of CD1, scan by Hans Seegers (promo copy)

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Sony Records SRCS 9483 (Japan) - CD2 scan by Hans Seegers (promo copy)


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II" - promo and commercial remastered 2CD releases, Sony Music MHCP 838-9 (Japan), 21 Sep 2005:


Sony Music MHCP 838-9 (Japan) - front of sealed copy with top obi and "Carnegie Hall" sticker (my copy)
This 2005 remastered Japanese release comes in a double card sleeve reproducing the gatefold LP sleeve with a top obi. There is a folded booklet containing Japanese language sleeve notes plus lyrics in English and Japanese. The CDs themselves are in clear sleeves. The orange, black and white obi has date "05-9-21" and a price of ¥2,835.
Sony Music MHCP 838-9 (Japan) - rear of sealed copy with top obi (my copy)

Sony Music MHCP 838-9 (Japan) - rear of promo copy, scan by Hans Seegers

Sony Music MHCP 838-9 (Japan) - detail of rear of promo copy, scan by Hans Seegers

Sony Music MHCP 838-9 (Japan) - CD1 (promo release), scan by Hans Seegers

Sony Music MHCP 838-9 (Japan) - "Carnegie Hall" sticker from front


Sony Music MHCP 838-9 (Japan) - outside of card sleeve


Sony Music MHCP 838-9 (Japan) - detail of CD1 (promo release), scan by Hans Seegers

Sony Music MHCP 838-9 (Japan) - CD2 (promo release), scan by Hans Seegers

Sony Music MHCP 838-9 (Japan) - obi unfolded, scan by Hans Seegers
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Sony Music MHCP 838-9 (Japan) - front page of unfolded lyrics booklet


Sony Music MHCP 838-9 (Japan) - inside of card sleeve


Sony Music MHCP 838-9 (Japan) - CD1 (commercial release)


Sony Music MHCP 838-9 (Japan) - CD2 (commercial release)

The front sticker, different from the ones on the 2004 Japanese releases in card sleeves, advertises the free six-track CD Bob Dylan Live At Carnegie Hall 1963 (see 2005). In Japan this can only be obtained in exchange for five tokens, one from each of the following newly-released albums:

Thanks to Michio Kinoshita for information about these albums and to Hans Seegers for scans of the promo release.


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II" - promo remastered 2CD release, Sony Music MHCP 1216-17 (Japan), 20 Dec 2006:


Sony Music MHCP 1216-17 (Japan) - rear of sealed copy, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux
This 2CD set is in a slimline double CD jewel case. The promo copy shown has a yellow sticker on the rear. It has a folded front insert and a 36-page stapled booklet in Japanese and English. The white obi has a date of "06-12-20" and a price of ¥2,625.

Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for information and scans.


Sony Music MHCP 1216-17 (Japan) - outside of unfolded front insert, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux


Sony Music MHCP 1216-17 (Japan) - front of sealed copy, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

Sony Music MHCP 1216-17 (Japan) - rear insert with promo sticker scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

Sony Music MHCP 1216-17 (Japan) - inside of unfolded front insert, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

Sony Music MHCP 1216-17 (Japan) - outside of unfolded booklet, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

Sony Music MHCP 1216-17 (Japan) - obi scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

Sony Music MHCP 1216-17 (Japan) - reverse of rear insert, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

Sony Music MHCP 1216-17 (Japan) - rear promo sticker, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

Sony Music MHCP 1216 (Japan) - promo CD1 scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

Sony Music MHCP 1216 (Japan) - detail of promo CD1, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

Sony Music MHCP 1217 (Japan) - promo CD2 scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II" - Blu-spec 2CD set release, Sony Music SICP 20222-3 (Japan), 30 Sep 2009:


Sony Music SICP 20222-3 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Hans Seegers
This release is on Blu-spec CDs, an audio-only disc which is presumably intended to be Sony's new high quality audio format, currently on sale in Japan only. The copy shown is still sealed, with a blue and white obi with price ¥3,500 (¥3,333 before tax). The release date is shown as "09-9-30" (30 Sep 2009), the original release date as "71-11-17" (17 Nov 1971) and the withdrawal date as "10-3-29" (29 Mar 2010). These are not actually Blu-ray discs as it says on the sticker, but they are made using Blu-ray technology.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


Sony Music SICP 20222-3 (Japan) - rear with obi, scan by Hans Seegers

"More Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits" - 2CD set, Columbia CDANIC 061 (South Africa), 1991:


Columbia CDANIC 061 (South Africa) - front scan by Keith Schweiger
This set in a double width 2CD jewel case has the US tracklist on CD2, even though it has the UK front and title. This release was manufactured and distributed in South Africa by the Gallo Record Company. The CDs were made in R.S.A. (Republic of South Africa) and are dated 1991.

Thanks to Keith Schweiger for information and scans.


Columbia CDANIC 061 (South Africa) - front insert scan by Keith Schweiger

Columbia CDANIC 061 (South Africa) - rear of booklet, scan by Keith Schweiger


Columbia CDANIC 061 (South Africa) - rear insert scan by Keith Schweiger


Columbia CDANIC 061 (South Africa) - detail of rear insert scan by Keith Schweiger


Columbia CDANIC 061 (South Africa) - CD1 scan by Keith Schweiger

Columbia CDANIC 061 (South Africa) - detail of CD1, scan by Keith Schweiger

Columbia CDANIC 061 (South Africa) - CD2 scan by Keith Schweiger

"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II" - 2CD set, Columbia 2467581 (Argentina), (date?):

More information and scans of this release required.

"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II" - 2CD set remastered release, Columbia/Legacy 494799 2 (Australia), 1997:

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Columbia/Legacy 494799 2 (Australia) - front with "Australia" sticker, scan by Stuart Moore
This set is in a double-width jewel case. The CDs again reproduce the 1970s US Columbia record label design.

Thanks to Stuart Moore for information and scans.

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Columbia/Legacy 494799 2 (Australia) - outside of booklet, scan by Stuart Moore
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Columbia/Legacy 494799 2 (Australia) - front insert scan by Stuart Moore

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Columbia/Legacy 494799 2 (Australia) - rear insert scan by Stuart Moore

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Columbia/Legacy 494799 2 (Australia) - CD1 scan by Stuart Moore
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Columbia/Legacy 494799 2 (Australia) - CD2 scan by Stuart Moore
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Columbia/Legacy 494799 2 (Australia) - centre of booklet, scan by Stuart Moore

"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II" - Blu-spec CD2 two disc release in "Dylan '70s" set, Sony Music SICP 30485/30486 (Japan), 23 Apr 2014:


Sony Music SICP 30485/30486 (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. All the sleeves will have orange top obis similar to the 2004 Japanese release in card sleeves. The 2013 remastered Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II, not included in the US and European sets, is included here as SICP 30485/30486, more details will be added when available.

For more details of the set, see International Album Releases (Multi-Packs) 2010s.


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