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Before The Flood 1974
Before The Flood
(1974)

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.

Because of the length of this page, Blood On The Tracks CD releases are now here. For releases of this album in CBS/Columbia multi-packs, see International Album Releases (Regular) - Multi-Packs.

The Basement Tapes 1975
The Basement Tapes
(1975)

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Revised 18 October, 2017.



Original US album front sleeve - scan by Gerd Rundel

Original US stereo LP, Columbia PC 33235, 20 Jan 1975
20 Jan 1975 is the release date given by bobdylan.com, Brian Hinton's 2006 book "Bob Dylan Album File & Complete Discography" (Cassell Illustrated), dates it as 17 Jan 1975.

The front picture is by Paul Till based on a photograph he took of Bob in Toronto in Jan 1974 (below left). Arie de Reus has a 10" x 8" print of the photo he bought from Paul Till. The first US (and all UK) pressings of the album had a rear sleeve with notes by famed New York journalist and author Pete Hamill surrounding a painting by David Oppenheim. Unfortunately these notes were based on and quoted lyrics from the original versions of the songs on the Blood On The Tracks test pressing, see 1974. Also the original New York musicians were credited, but not those from Minnesota. The sleeve notes were then removed and replaced by a new larger painting by David Oppenheim. The New York musician credits were also lost. However, to the great embarrassment of Columbia, Pete Hamill was subsequently awarded a Grammy for his sleeve notes! The original rear sleeve was then restored, but with white text because the original black text had been almost unreadable. The Minnesota musicians were never credited! Thanks to Rod MacBeath for information. Thanks to Simon Blokker for spotting that Dean Moriarty's name is misspelled "Deam Moriarty" on every rear sleeve that has the sleeve notes, even after they were restored.

From Michael Krogsgaard's series of articles about "Bob Dylan's Recording Sessions", the Minnesota Dec 1974 musicians were: Greg Inhofer (keyboards), Bill Berg (drums), Chris Weber (guitar), Bill Peterson (bass), Peter Ostroushko (mandolin) and Kevin Odegard (guitar). The Minnesota sessions were produced by David Zimmerman (Bob's brother).

Up to Sep 2003 the then current CD insert did not contain the sleeve notes, but they have now been restored in the booklet with the Sep 2003 hybrid SA-CD edition (see below).

Blood On The Tracks was remastered by Columbia in 1997 but the remastered edition was never released. A remastered version of Buckets Of Rain, probably from that master, appeared on the Wonder Boys soundtrack album (see 2000) and the 2002 Moonlight Mile soundtrack album (see Released Rarities).

Now, however, this title is one of the fifteen Dylan albums released in Sep 2003 as a hybrid CD/SA-CD. This is playable both in stereo on an ordinary CD player and in enhanced stereo on an SA-CD player or a DVD player that also plays SA-CDs (Sony's higher range models all do this). Blood On The Tracks is also available in 5.1 surround sound.

Thanks to Bucks Burnett for the photo of a 2½ feet square US poster of Blood On The Tracks.

Tracklisting:

Side 1: Tangled Up In Blue (Dec 1974 version); Simple Twist of Fate (Sep 1974 version); You're A Big Girl Now (Dec 1974 version); Idiot Wind (Dec 1974 version); You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Sep 1974 version)

Side 2: Meet Me In The Morning (Sep 1974 version); Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts (Dec 1974 version); If You See Her, Say Hello (Dec 1974 version); Shelter From The Storm (Sep 1974 version); Buckets Of Rain (Sep 1974 version)

Out-takes from this album have been officially released as follows:

Blood On The Tracks test pressing (1974): original versions of Lily, Rosemary & The Jack Of Hearts (R-0116); You're A Big Girl Now (R-0117); Idiot Wind (R-0118); If You See Her, Say Hello (R-0119); Tangled Up In Blue (R-0120). For these see 1974

Biograph (1985): You're A Big Girl Now (original New York sessions version as above, remixed); Up To Me

The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3 (1991): Call Letter Blues; Idiot Wind (alternate take); If You See Her, Say Hello (alternate take); Tangled Up In Blue (alternate take)

Jerry Maguire: Music From The Motion Picture (1996): Shelter From The Storm (alternate take) (R-0250, see 1996). This version also appears on the UK compilation The Best Of Bob Dylan, see 1997.

"Duquesne Whistle"/"Meet Me In The Morning (Alternate Take)" (limited edition "Record Store Day" 7" stereo single, 2012): Meet Me In The Morning (alternate take) (R-0935, see 2012)

Also of interest is the duet version of Buckets Of Rain by Bette Midler and Bob, from Bette's Atlantic album Songs For The New Depression, see 1976.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information that, although Planet Waves and Before The Flood were released in Yugoslavia, the next Yugoslav releases were The Basement Tapes and Desire. For some reason there was no Yugoslav release of Blood On The Tracks! Blood On The Tracks was also not released in Mexico.

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for information that Sony may be releasing a 2CD Legacy Edition of Blood On The Tracks. with CD1 being the album as released in 1975 and CD2 including the complete withdrawn "New York" version of the album with five replaced tracks, see 1974. More information will be added when available.


Original US album rear sleeve - scan by Hans Seegers
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Replacement US album rear sleeve, a second painting by David Oppenheim and just track titles - scan by Tom Ruddock for Jim Kenney
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Third US rear sleeve, first sleeve design restored with white text instead of black text - scan by Hans Seegers

Bob, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 10 Jan 1974, photo by Paul Till from www.rockandrollportfolio.com

Bob's RIAA gold disc for Blood On The Tracks - picture from Christie's New York web-site found by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

Tinted version of front photo, scan by Arie de Reus

US poster photo by Bucks Burnett

Vinyl and Tape Releases (USA)

US vinyl releases are separate because of their complexity. For more information about US vinyl releases, read here.


"Blood On The Tracks" - 12" stereo acetates, Columbia S-19322 (USA), Sep, Oct & Dec 1974:


Blood On The Tracks test pressing 1 dated "9/25/74" - Side 1 scan from Michael Krogsgaard's book "Master of the Tracks"

As these releases contain rarities, for full details see 1974.
Blood On The Tracks test pressing 2 dated "10/8/74" from Clinton Heylin's book "Bob Dylan Day By Day"
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Blood On The Tracks Columbia Reference Recording - Side 1 scan from eBay found by Harold Lepidus/Ian Woodward/Gerd Rundel

"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo vinyl test pressing, Columbia (no catalogue number) (USA), Dec 1974:


Blood On The Tracks Columbia Record Productions vinyl test pressing - Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus.
Arie de Reus has a vinyl test pressing of the withdrawn album (the other albums shown above are all acetates). This has blank generic Columbia Record Productions, Santa Maria, labels and matrix numbers: Side 1 - PAL-33235-1A, Side 2 - PBL-33235-1A. It plays the withdrawn tracks on both sides, so full details are in 1974. Only two copies of this test pressing were known to exist, but Pete Bernard now tells me he obtained a third copy from the Automatt recording studio in San Francisco, CA, formerly the Columbia studio in the city, which is now in the possession of Hans Seegers.

"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo test pressing, Columbia (no catalogue number) (USA), Jan 1975:

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Label photo from Jon McAuliffe
This advance promo copy from Columbia Records pressing plant in Terre Haute, IN, has white generic labels with no handwriting. The record is the commercial release. The sleeve is the dark red inner sleeve from the commercial release.

Thanks to Jon McAuliffe for information and photos.

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Disc and sleeve photo from Jon McAuliffe

"Blood On The Tracks" - Advance Promotional stereo vinyl LP, Columbia PC 33235 (USA), Jan 1975:


Columbia PC 33235 (USA) - advance promo pressing, Side 1 scan by Larry Weaver
This Advance Promotional copy from the Columbia Records pressing plant in Pitman, NJ, has white generic labels with "Bob Dylan" hand-written on Side 1. Side 2 has the same label, but no handwriting. The matrix numbers are: Side 1 - P AL 33235 - 2C, Side 2 - P BL 33235 - 2D (which are surprisingly later than the numbers for the promo LP below). Although Hans Seegers has doubts about this item's authenticity, Bruce Partridge of Tacoma, WA, has another copy without the handwritten "Bob Dylan" with the same matrix numbers he acquired in the collection of the owner of a large chain of Pacific Northwest record stores who received large quantities of test pressings and promos especially from CBS. Bruce therefore considers the items genuine.

Thanks to Larry Weaver for information and scans and to Harold Lepidus and Bruce Partridge for further information.


"Blood On The Tracks" - promo stereo vinyl LP, Columbia PC 33235 (USA), Jan 1975:

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Columbia PC 33235 (USA) - promo LP front with timing strip, scan by Hans Seegers

The front sleeve has a promo strip with track timings. The rear sleeve is the first design - for this, see below. The records have white Columbia labels and the copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - PAL-33235-2A, Side 2 - PBL-33235-2AA. (The "1A/1A" matrix numbers may have been on the Blood On The Tracks test pressing, which contains rarities, see 1974, although Chris Hood has a copy with "1A/1A" matrix numbers that does not.) "SIDE 1/2" to the right of the centre hole is not in italics, as on the labels of the first commercial release below. Gerd Rundel has a promo copy with a front timing strip and white record labels, the record has matrix numbers: Side 1 - PAL-33235-2C, Side 2 - PBL-33235-2AB. Renaud Depierreux has a third promo copy with white record labels and timing strip with right upper corner cut-off (both sleeve and inner sleeve). The record has matrix numbers: Side 1 - PAL-33235-2F, Side 2 - PBL-33235-2J.


Columbia PC 33235 (USA) - detail of promo LP front with timing strip, scan by Gerd Rundel

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Columbia PC 33235 (USA) - promo LP Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia PC 33235 (USA) - detail of promo LP Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers ("SIDE 1" not in italics as first commercial release)
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Columbia PC 33235 (USA) - promo LP Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Renaud Depierreux and Gerd Rundel for information and scans. For more information about US vinyl releases, read here.


"Blood On The Tracks" - promo radio station tapes, Columbia (no catalogue numbers) (USA), Jan/Jul 1975:


Columbia/Epic US promo 45 sec radio spot - tape box front dated "1/24/75", scan by Dag Braathen
These promo radio spots are on spools of 3" reel-to-reel tape in white card tape boxes with information stickers with covering letters.
Columbia/Epic US promo 45 sec radio spot - tape box front dated "1/27/75", scan by Dag Braathen

Columbia/Epic US promo 45 sec radio spot - tape box front dated "6/27/75", scan by Dag Braathen

Columbia/Epic US promo 45 sec radio spot - tape spool scan by Dag Braathen

Columbia/Epic US promo radio spots - promo letter scan by Dag Braathen

The first tape box is dated "1/24/75" (24 Jan 1975), the second "1/27/75" (27 Jan 1975) and the third "6/27/75" (27 Jun 1975). The third also has a Miami, FL, date stamp of "Jul 2, 1975". The covering letter shown belongs to the first tape box and is also dated "Jan 24, 1975".

Thanks to Dag Braathen for information and scans.


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo vinyl LP (first commercial pressing), Columbia PC 33235 (USA), 20 Jan 1975:


Columbia PC 33235 (USA) - original US album front sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel

The first commercial release of the album has red Columbia labels and the record of the copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - P AL-33235-2A, Side 2 - P BL-33235-2AA. The "1A/1A" matrix numbers must have been on the Blood On The Tracks test pressing, see 1974. The rear sleeve is the first design with the text in (almost unreadable) black. The inner sleeve is made of maroon card with the number "PC 33235" at bottom left.


Columbia PC 33235 (USA) - detail of original rear sleeve (black text), scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia PC 33235 (USA) - original rear sleeve (black text), scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia PC 33235 (USA) - detail of inner sleeve, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Columbia PC 33235 (USA) - original Side 1 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Columbia PC 33235 (USA) - original Side 2 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Columbia PC 33235 (USA) - detail of original Side 1, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay ("SIDE 1" not in italics as promo release)

Sergio Mariano Romay has a copy of this release with matrix numbers: Side 1 - P AL 33235-2A (stamped) followed by 2 T (faintly handwritten), Side 2 - P BL 33235-2AA (stamped) followed by 1 T (faintly handwritten). The cover is in violet. The inner sleeve is in the same color made of hard paper with “PC 33235” in white letters in one side only. The record has red Columbia labels. The "SIDE 1/2" text to the right of the centre hole is not in italics, as on the labels of the white label promo release above.

David Spano has a copy with matrix numbers Side 1 - P AL-33235-2A, Side 2 - P BL-33235-2L, while Geraldo Lagden has a copy of this first release with matrix numbers Side 1 - P AL-33235-2C, Side 2 - P BL-33235-2AB, Bob from Alphabet City discs has a copy with matrix numbers: Side 1 - P AL 33235-2C, Side 2 - P BL 33235-2AA while Renaud Depierreux has a copy with matrix numbers: Side 1 - P AL-33235-2D, Side 2 - P BL-33235-2AB. Jordan L. Gall has a copy with matrix numbers: Side 1 - P AL 33235-2B (stamped) 2T (handwritten), Side 2 - P BL 33235-2L (stamped) 2T (handwritten). The "2T" means this copy was pressed at the Columbia plant at Terre Haute, IN.

Dale Hargraves has a copy of this first release with matrix numbers Side 1 - P AL-33235-2E, Side 2 - P BL-33235-1A that has the test pressing on Side 2 with alternate versions of If You See Her, Say Hello (R-0119) and Lily, Rosemary & The Jack Of Hearts (R-0116). This is confirmed by Sascha Kossjak, who has a copy of the same pressing. Arie de Reus confirms that the first vinyl test pressing did indeed have matrix numbers Side 1 - P AL-33235-1A, Side 2 - P BL-33235-1A (see above), so this apparently mispressed version has the test pressing on Side 2. Thanks to Harold Lepidus for the link to "Goldmine" magazine's web-site for an article by Tim Neely dated 28 May 2009 recording the discovery of a third copy with the original Side 2. Thanks to Justin Kau for news of a fourth copy with these rarities on Side 2 - the matrix numbers of this copy are also: Side 1 - P AL 33235 2E, Side 2 - P BL 33235 1A.

Heather Hively has a unique copy where the record labels are switched - the Side 1 label is on Side 2 of the album and vice-versa. The record has matrix numbers Side 1 - P AL-33235-2C, Side 2 - P BL-33235-2AB.

For a promo copy of this pressing, see above.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo test pressing, Presswell Records 698/Columbia 33235 (USA), 7 May 1975:


Presswell Records 698/Columbia 33235 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus
This test pressing is an oddity, in that it is dated "5/7/75" (7 May 1975) and the album was commercially released on 20 Jan 1975. The tracks are exactly the same as the released album. Track 5 on Side 1 is mistitled as "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You're Gone".

Presswell Records were based in Ancora, NJ, and normally made records for Atlantic. As Columbia's own pressing plant was at Pitman, NJ, it would at first sight seem odd that they asked Presswell to make a test pressing of an already released album. However, the album was selling well, and Columbia may have wanted more copies of the record than they could press themselves and needed to contract another pressing plant. This happened all the time in the days of vinyl (Beatles records were often pressed by Decca and other companies, because Parlophone couldn't keep up with the demand, and Columbia pressed Beach Boys albums for Capitol). Presswell could therefore have carried out some contract pressings for Columbia, because of excess demand, and this was a test pressing made by them as proof of quality.

I'm told Presswell pressings have "PW" somewhere in the wax around the label, near where the matrix numbers are usually found, whereas Columbia pressings have a "C". My informants have never seen any copies of Blood On The Tracks with "PW", but the sales may have been confined to a small part of the USA, or Presswell may not actually have pressed any commercial copies after making this test pressing.

Thanks to Jason Draper of "Record Collector", Derek Barker and Ian Woodward for information. Thanks to Arie de Reus for scans.


Presswell Records 698/Columbia 33235 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Arie de Reus

The Buckinghams - "Made In Chicago"/Bob Dylan - "Blood On The Tracks" - stereo vinyl LP, Columbia PC 33335/33235 (USA), 1975:


Columbia PC 33235 (USA) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (promo copy)

This much sought-after rarity is mispressed - Side 1 of the record is actually Side 1 of an album by The Buckinghams called Made In Chicago (Columbia PC 33335). The rear sleeve is the first design with the text in black, and the record has the original inner sleeve. The record itself has red labels with 'COLUMBIA' in yellow round the circumference, and stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - PAL-33335-1B (the correct matrix number of the Buckingham's album), Side 2 - PBL 33235-2AB (the correct matrix number for Side 2 of Blood On The Tracks). Gerd Rundel's promo copy has these matrix numbers on the record and a hard-to-read red stamp "PROMOTION RECORD NOT FOR SALE" on the rear sleeve. Apparently there are 216 of these mispressed records in existence, the matrix number on Side 1 is the only way of identifying it as the mispressing.


Columbia PC 33235 (USA) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (promo copy)


Columbia PC 33235 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (promo copy)


Columbia PC 33235 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (not Dylan)

Columbia PC 33235 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel ("SIDE 1" bold and in italics)


Columbia PC 33235 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (Dylan)


Columbia PC 33335 (USA) - picture from amazon.com

The "SIDE 1/2" text to the right of the centre hole is bold and in italics, the same as for the second US commercial pressing below, not the first release.

The Buckinghams were a rock band from Chicago who had a No. 1 single in the USA in 1967 with Kind Of A Drag. They had other US hits in the 1960s and Made In Chicago from 1975 was a "greatest hits" compilation. It was released on CD by Arcadia Records in 2001 and is still available. There is a "Rolling Stone" article from 27 Feb 1975 telling the story of a Madison, Wisconsin disc jockey who "had his mind blown when he slapped his brand-new copy of Bob Dylan's Blood On The Tracks on the station's turntable and out came... the Buckinghams singing Hey Baby (They're Playing Our Song)"!

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


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo vinyl LP (second US commercial pressing), Columbia PC 33235 (USA), 1975-76:


Columbia PC 33235 (USA) - replacement US album front sleeve with sticker, picture from www.eil.com

The rear sleeve of the second commercial release of the album is now the second design with the full picture, and it has the original inner sleeve. The record has red Columbia labels. The "SIDE 1/2" text to the right of the centre hole now is now bold and in italics. Michael Palinkas has a copy with matrix numbers: Side 1 - PAL 33235-2B, Side 2 - PBL 33235-2AA. Roger Sarao has a copy with a "Demonstration/Not For Sale" stamp in the upper left hand corner of the rear sleeve and matrix numbers: Side 1 - PAL 33235-2C (as Geraldo Lagden's copy of the first release above), Side 2 - PBL 33235-2AAA. Gerd Rundel also has a copy (shown) with a "Demonstration/Not For Sale" stamp at centre top of the rear sleeve and on the Side 1 record label. This copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - PAL 33235-2C, Side 2 - PBL 33235-2AJ.

Craig Callahan's copy is later and has matrix numbers: Side 1 - PAL 33235-2F, Side 2 - PBL-33235-2K). His copy of the third release (see below) has matrix numbers: Side 1 - PAL 33235-2E, Side 2- PBL-33235-2J, which are ostensibly one pressing earlier! I can only assume that there was some overlap between the records and the sleeves.

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Columbia PC 33235 (USA) - replacement US album rear sleeve, a second painting by David Oppenheim and just track titles, scan by Tom Ruddock for Jim Kenney

Columbia PC 33235 (USA) - replacement US album rear sleeve with demonstration stamp, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia PC 33235 (USA) - detail of replacement US album rear sleeve with demonstration stamp, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia PC 33235 (USA) - replacement US album Side 1 with demonstration stamp, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia PC 33235 (USA) - detail replacement US album Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel ("SIDE 1" bold and in italics)

Columbia PC 33235 (USA) - replacement US album Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel

Thanks to Tom Ruddock, Jim Keeney, Hans Seegers, Craig Callahan and Gerd Rundel for information and scans. Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for finding the copy of the second release on www.eil.com with a sticker promoting Tangled Up In Blue, Idiot Wind, and Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts. The rear sleeve of this album is as shown on right.


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo vinyl LP releases (third US commercial pressing), Columbia PC 33235/JC 33235 (USA), 1976-77:


Columbia PC 33235 (USA) - front with stickers, scan by Gerd Rundel

The third commercial release of the album has the same front sleeve as before, but the rear sleeve has the first sleeve design restored with white text instead of black text. Gerd Rundel's copy of PC 33235 has an unusual sleeve of a dark violet cover instead of the expected maroon. It has the same front sticker promoting three tracks from the album as the www.eil.com second release copy above. These releases have the original inner sleeve.
Columbia PC 33235 (USA) - front sticker scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia JC 33235 (USA) - front with stickers, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia JC 33235 (USA) - front with stickers, scan by Gerd Rundel (still "PC 33235")


Columbia JC 33235 (USA) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (third US rear sleeve)

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Columbia JC 33235 (USA) - third US rear sleeve, scan by Craig Callahan

Columbia PC 33235 (USA) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (third US rear sleeve)


Columbia PC 33235 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia PC 33235 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia PC 33235 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia PC 33235 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia JC 33235 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia JC 33235 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia JC 33235 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia JC 33235 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (same as Gerd Rundel's copy)


Columbia JC 33235 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (black text missing)

The record itself has red Columbia labels and stamped/handwritten matrix numbers. I have information on seven copies:

  1. Matrix numbers: Side 1 - P AL-33235-2C, Side 2 - P BL-33235-2AF (possibly the first pressing of this release)

  2. Matrix numbers: Side 1 - P AL-33235-2C, Side 2 - P BL-33235-2AH
  3. Matrix numbers: Side 1 - P AL-33235-2E, Side 2 - P BL-33235-2J

  4. Matrix numbers: Side 1 - P AL-33235-2H, Side 2 - P BL-33235-2M

  5. Matrix numbers: Side 1 - P AL-33235-2H (handwritten), Side 2 - P BL-33235-2AH (stamped)

  6. Matrix numbers: Side 1 - P AL-33235-2A (stamped), Side 2 - P BL-33235-2AK (handwritten) (Jack Tiggleman's copy)

  7. Matrix numbers: Side 1 - P AL-33235-2A (stamped), Side 2 - P BL-33235-2AM (handwritten)

On Craig Callahan and Gerd Rundel's copies of JC 33235, the sleeve has a small sticker with “JC 33235” on the spine covering the original catalogue number of “PC 33235”. The front sticker still has “PC 33235”. The record labels have “JC 33235” as shown. Lars M. Banke has a copy of JC 33235 with the black text missing on the Side 2 record label. The Side 1 label is as normal. The record of this copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1- P AL 33235 – 2B, Side 2 - P BL 33235 2L (earlier than the seven listed above).

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Craig Callahan, Michael Palinkas, Gerd Rundel, Sergio Mariano Romay, Jack Tiggleman and Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


"Blood On The Tracks" - 8-track tape cartridge releases, Columbia PCA 33235 (USA), Jan 1975; Columbia JCA 33235 (USA), late 1970s:


Columbia PCA 33235 (USA) - top of tape cartridge, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia PCA 33235 (USA) - reverse of tape cartridge, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia JCA 33235 (USA) - front of slipcase, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia JCA 33235 (USA) - rear of slipcase, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia JCA 33235 (USA) - top of tape cartridge, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia JCA 33235 (USA) - reverse of tape cartridge, scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia PCA 33235 (USA) - end of tape cartridge, scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia JCA 33235 (USA) - end of tape cartridge, scan by Manuel García Jara

This 8-track stereo cartridge release has a revised track order to make the four "programs" of approximately equal length. The first copy has an orange tape cartridge with two paper labels.

Program 1: Tangled Up In Blue; Meet Me In The Morning; You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

Program 2: Simple Twist of Fate; Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts

Program 3: You're A Big Girl Now; If You See Her, Say Hello; Buckets Of Rain

Program 4: Idiot Wind; Shelter From The Storm

Columbia JCA 33235 comes in a black slipcase with cut-outs front and rear to show the album artwork and track listing. This time the cartridge is black with a single wrap-around label. The end of the cartridge has a sticker with the new catalogue number "JCA 33235" covering the old catalogue number.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo cassette releases, Columbia PCT 33235 (USA), 1975 (twice); Columbia JCT 33235 (USA), 1977(?), re-released 1990s:

Columbia PCT 33235 (USA), 1975 (twice):


Columbia PCT 33235 (USA) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Steven Fant (first 1975 release)

Columbia PCT 33235 (USA) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Steven Fant (first 1975 release)

Columbia PCT 33235 (USA) - cassette Side 1 scan by Steven Fant (first 1975 release)

Columbia PCT 33235 (USA) - cassette Side 2 scan by Steven Fant (first 1975 release)


Columbia PCT 33235 (USA) - end of cassette case with sticker, scan by Steven Fant (first 1975 release - maroon text)


Columbia PCT 33235 (USA) - top of cassette scan by Steven Fant (first 1975 release)

Both copies shown of Columbia PCT 33235, the cassette release of this album, have a folded card insert. The extended flap of the outside of the inserts and the inside of the inserts contain details of other Columbia US cassette releases. The album owned by Steven Fant must be the first US cassette release:


Columbia PCT 33235 (USA) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1975 release - same as first)

Columbia PCT 33235 (USA) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1975 release)

Columbia PCT 33235 (USA) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1975 release)

Columbia PCT 33235 (USA) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1975 release)


Columbia PCT 33235 (USA) - end of cassette case with sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1975 release - black on white)

Gerd Rundel's copy has the same insert on the outside, but with different Columbia cassettes releases on the inside. This time the cassette is light grey with black text, there are no paper labels. The white sticker on the end of the cassette case now has black text.

Columbia JCT 33235 (USA), 1977(?), re-released 1990s:


Columbia JCT 33235 (USA) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel (1977 release - inside is blank)
I date the next release as around 1977 because the first LP release was PC 33235 in 1975, followed by JC 33235 in 1977. This cassette is Columbia JCT 33235. This time the inside of the cassette insert is blank. The cassette is again light grey with black text identical to that of the second 1975 release apart from the catalogue number, there are again no paper labels.

Gerd Rundel's 1990s copy has a wider insert, now with a barcode, again blank on the reverse. The rear of the cassette insert now has an Internet address for Sony Online. The cassette is smoked transparent grey with white text, also with catalogue number "JCT 33235". The downward facing triangle first appeared on Side 1 of record labels and cassettes with Biograph in 1985.


Columbia JCT 33235 (USA) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1977 release)


Columbia JCT 33235 (USA) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1977 release)


Columbia JCT 33235 (USA) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel (1990s release - inside is blank)

Columbia JCT 33235 (USA) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1990s release)

Columbia JCT 33235 (USA) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1990s release)

Thanks to Gerd Rundel and Steven Fant for information and scans.


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo vinyl LP (Half Speed Mastered), Columbia HC 43235 (USA), 1981:

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Columbia HC 43235 (USA) - front scan by Hans Seegers

Before the hybrid SA-CD release came out, this was reportedly the best version to buy! This album has special "Half Speed Mastered" sleeves and labels and the record has stamped matrix numbers such as: Side 1 - HAL 43235-2A, Side 2- HBL 43235-2B (Gerd Rundel's copy), Side 1 - HAL 43235-2F, Side 2- HBL 43235-2J (Hans Seegers' copy).

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Columbia HC 43235 (USA) - rear with promo stamp, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia HC 43235 (USA) - detail of rear with promo stamp, scan by Hans Seegers

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Columbia HC 43235 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia HC 43235 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel

The rear sleeve is the third US design with white text and an added bar code. The copy shown is a promo with a gold rectangular promotional stamp at the top left of the rear sleeve. This release has a laminated sleeve and a gate-folded insert. Renaud Depierreux has a commercial copy without the promo stamp.

Thanks to Ben Clayton for the information this recording runs approximately 2% more slowly than other pressings of the album, resulting in slightly longer track times. Ben finds this is explained in Clinton Heylin's book "Dylan: Behind Closed Doors, The Recording Sessions 1960-1994" (page 107): "As a further sleight of hand, Dylan seems to have actually sped up the resultant album., both Minneapolis and New York cuts, by two percent, in the mastering - presumably because he found the material dragged a little. The vinyl "half-speed master" evidently used the pre-sped up tape, making for quite a different listening experience."

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


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo vinyl LP, CX-encoded version, Columbia JC 33235 (USA)/CBS CBSCX 69097 (NL for Europe), 1982:


Columbia JC 33235 (USA) - front scan by Gerd Rundel

Richard Feirstein says: "I have a CX-encoded version of Blood On The Tracks. CX was a record and laserdisc noise reduction system Columbia tried to introduce just before CDs were introduced. It is very quiet and a bit compressed from the normal version when not played through a CX expander." According to Wikipedia, CX (Compatible Expansion) was originally designed by CBS in the late 1970s as a noise-reduction technology for vinyl LP records. CX required a special decoder connected to a stereo system, in order to fully reproduce the CX-encoded sound on the LP. However, CX-encoded records could also be played without a decoder, with a resulting reduced (claimed acceptable, although not according to Richard) amount of dynamic range compression. Relatively few hardware decoder boxes were sold. Approximately 70 CX-encoded LP titles were released by CBS in 1982 in the United States, plus a small number in the Netherlands. Scans of the Dutch release CBSCX 69097 required!


Columbia JC 33235 (USA) - rear with CX sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia JC 33235 (USA) - detail of rear with CX sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia JC 33235 (USA) - Side 1 with CX logo, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia JC 33235 (USA) - detail of Side 1 with CX logo, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia JC 33235 (USA) - detail of Side 1 with CX matrix number, scan by Gerd Rundel (Side 2 has "CXBL 533235")

Columbia JC 33235 (USA) - Side 2 with CX logo, scan by Gerd Rundel

The sleeve of this release has “JC 33235” on the spine. The rear has a black/white “CX” sticker next to the barcode. The record labels have the “CX” logo printed above "BOB DYLAN" and have matrix numbers “CXAL 533235"  and "CXBL 533235” to the right of the centre hole on Sides 1 and 2 respectively. The record of this copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - CXAL533235-2B, Side 2 - CXBL533235-2E, plus “COLUMBIA NY” stamped on each side.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo vinyl LP, Columbia FC 33235/JC 33235 (USA), mid 1980s:


Columbia FC 33235 (USA) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia FC 33235 (USA) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia FC 33235 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia JC 33235 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia JC 33235 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara ("JC 33235" plus inverted triangle)

Columbia JC 33235 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia FC 33235 (USA) - detail of spine, scan by Manuel García Jara ("FC 33235")

This mid 1980s US copy has similar matrix numbers, sleeve and labels to other copies shown but it doesn't match exactly any of them. The rear sleeve has the third design with the restored sleeve notes in white plus a barcode. The spine has catalogue number "FC 33235" although the record labels have "JC 33235". These labels have an identical typeface to that of copies released in the 70s, but there is an inverted triangle in a black circle to the left of the centre hole on Side 1 only. This symbol was used for the first time on the Columbia US Biograph labels (1985). The record has handwritten matrix numbers which are similar but not identical to those of the latest releases ("Jazz Masterpieces" and 1990s copies): Side 1 - <P.AP> AL-33235-G2C  G1, Side 2 - <P.AP> BL-33235-G2G  G2.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo vinyl LP, "Jazz Masterpieces" series, Columbia JC 33235 (USA), 1990s:

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Columbia JC 33235 (USA) - "Jazz Masterpieces" edition front scan by Hans Seegers

The record of this release has special "Jazz Masterpieces" labels and handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1- <P.AP> AL/BL-33235-G2D, Side 2 - <P.AP> AL/BL-33235-G2H. The rear sleeve is the third US design with white text and a different barcode from the mid 1980s release above. This release also has a laminated sleeve. Although this is not a jazz album, these labels were also used for other "pop" artists like The Byrds. The sleeve does not have the "Jazz Masterpieces" logo as shown on the right below.

Sergio Mariano Romay has a copy of JC 33235 with a rear sleeve with text in white letters and a barcode like that of the Columbia JC 33235 “Jazz Masterpieces” series release. The sleeve has “JC 33235” on the spine. The record comes in a generic inner sleeve and has red Columbia labels with a ring of logos round the circumference as the FC 33235 copy above. The record of this copy has matrix numbers Side 1 - (F+TR) AL 33235 – G2B GI (handwritten), Side 2 - (F+TR) BL 33235 – G2E  GI (handwritten).

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Columbia JC 33235 (USA) - "Jazz Masterpieces" edition rear scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia JC 33235 (USA) - "Jazz Masterpieces" edition detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers

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Columbia JC 33235 (USA) - "Jazz Masterpieces" Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia JC 33235 (USA) - "Jazz Masterpieces" detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers

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Columbia JC 33235 (USA) - "Jazz Masterpieces" Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

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CD release of another "Jazz Masterpieces" vinyl edition, scan by Craig Callahan

Éamonn Ó Catháin has a copy of this album and says there are very strong volume fluctuations on Idiot Wind, not present on any version of this track on CD. I don't know if this is a known fault on this release.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo vinyl LP, Columbia JC 33235 (USA), 1990s:

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Columbia JC 33235 (USA), 1990s - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers

This release has 1990s style Columbia labels and the record has the same handwritten matrix numbers as the "Jazz Masterpieces" release above: Side 1- <P.AP> AL/BL-33235-G2D, Side 2 - <P.AP> AL/BL-33235-G2H.  The rear sleeve is the third US design with white text and an added bar code (as the mid 1980s release above). This release also has a laminated sleeve.

Craig Callahan tells me the later Columbia vinyl releases were pressed under licence by a company called Scorpio, and are of poor quality. This is because they were not pressed from new masters made from the original source tapes, but from old masters left over from the 1980s.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scan.


"Blood On The Tracks" - 180gm stereo vinyl LP re-release, Columbia JC 33235 (USA), 2001:

This release again has standard Columbia labels and the same written matrix numbers as the two releases of JC 33235 immediately above: Side 1- <P.AP> AL/BL-33235-G2D, Side 2 - <P.AP> AL/BL-33235-G2H.  The rear sleeve is the third US design with white text and an added bar code This release also has a laminated sleeve. On the front sleeve is a gold on black sticker with 180 gram vinyl information.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information.


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo 180gm test pressings and commercial LP release, Mobile Fidelity MFSL 1-381 (USA), test pressings - Jun 2012/Nov 2012/Jan 2013; commercial release - Jul 2013:


Mobile Fidelity MFSL 1-381 (USA) - test pressing detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (2012 variant 1)
This unique high quality recording was released on 180gm heavyweight vinyl in a unique gatefold sleeve including both David Oppenheim paintings . It is a limited edition and Marc Kuszel's copy is #002730. The commercial record has dark grey Mobile Fidelity labels and the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - MFSL 1-381 A3 plus 209.221 (3) KW (A) MOFI opposite, Side 2 - MFSL 1-381 B3 plus 209.222 (3) KW (B) MOFI opposite.

The three white label test pressings were made by RTI (Record Technology Inc.) for Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs. The first record comes in a plain white sleeve with the pressing date of 19 Jun 2012 and the catalogue number stamped at front top right. Side 1 has a generic RTI label and is also dated 19 Jun 2012 while Side 2 has a plain white label. The record of this copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - MFSL 1-381 A2 plus 20577.1 (3), KW @ MoFi opposite, Side 2 - MFSL 1-381 B2 plus 20577.2 (3), KW @ MoFi opposite. In the matrix numbers, “KW @ MoFi” means that the records were mastered by Krieg Wunderlich of Mobile Fidelity.


Mobile Fidelity MFSL 1-381 (USA) - test pressing Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (2012 variant 1)


Mobile Fidelity MFSL 1-381 (USA) - test pressing Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (2012 variant 1 - 2012 variant 2 and 2013 variant are the same)

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 1-381 (USA) - test pressing detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (2012 variant 2)

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 1-381 (USA) - test pressing Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (2012 variant 2)

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 1-381 (USA) - test pressing detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (2013 variant)

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 1-381 (USA) - test pressing Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (2013 variant)

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 1-381 (USA) - front of gatefold sleeve, scan by Marc Kuszel

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 1-381 (USA) - rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Marc Kuszel

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 1-381 (USA) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Marc Kuszel

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 1-381 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Marc Kuszel

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 1-381 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Marc Kuszel

The second record comes in a plain white sleeve with the pressing date of 6 Nov 2012 and the catalogue number stamped at front top right. Side 1 has a generic RTI label and is also dated 6 Nov 2012 while Side 2 has a plain white label (the same as the earlier copy). This record has the same handwritten matrix numbers as the first record.

The third record comes in a plain white sleeve with the pressing date of 11 Jan 2013 and the catalogue number stamped at front top right. Side 1 has a generic RTI label and is also dated 11 Jan 2013 while Side 2 has a plain white label (the same as the earlier copies). The record of this copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - MFSL 1-381 A3 plus 20922.1 (3), KW @ MoFi opposite, Side 2 - MFSL 1-381 B3 plus 20922.2 (3), KW @ MoFi opposite.

There is also a Mobile Fidelity hybrid SA-CD release of this album in stereo only, not 5.1 surround sound as on the 2003 Columbia hybrid SA-CD release.

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin, Marc Kuszel and Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo vinyl LP release, CBS 69097 (USA for Singapore), 1975:


CBS 69097 (USA for Singapore) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

This album was a mystery in that the country it was released is not identified. It has an American-style label, and both the sleeve and the record labels say it was manufactured in the USA (see "MFD. IN USA" at the bottom of the label on the left side). However, it has CBS logos in the ring round the circumference of the label and the UK catalogue number CBS 69097 as below. The sleeve is not laminated. The rear sleeve has the same design as the first US release with the first David Oppenheim picture and black text.

Manuel García Jara has the definitive answer from his father's notebooks regarding a copy identical to this bought in Singapore in Apr 1975: "Before the edition of CBS-Sony for Malaysia and Singapore with a blue sleeve, Blood On The Tracks was previously released in Malaysia in a maroon gatefold sleeve by CBS-Sony, but Singapore did not have its own release; in this country copies manufactured in the USA were sold, although they have, for legal reasons, CBS labels and the European catalogue number." The Singapore PC 33235 Hup Hup copy with a maroon gatefold sleeve below contradicts this, so obviously both releases exist!


CBS 69097 (USA for Singapore) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 69097 (USA for Singapore) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 69097 (USA for Singapore) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 69097 (USA for Singapore) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (compare with Hup Hup release below)


CBS 69097 (USA for Singapore) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

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


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS 69097 (USA for Sweden), 1975:


CBS 69097 (USA for Sweden) - front scan by Arie de Reus

This rare and unusual release again has the same catalogue number as the UK release below. It was made in the USA and exported to Sweden, with all references to Columbia changed to CBS on the rear sleeve and the record labels.

Jürg Ambühl has a similar copy where the record has American matrix numbers: Side 1 - P AL 33235 2C, Side 2 - P BL 33235 2D, bought in Switzerland in Feb 1975.


CBS 69097 (USA for Sweden) - rear scan by Arie de Reus

CBS 69097 (USA for Sweden) - detail of rear, scan by Arie de Reus ("Made in USA")


CBS 69097 (USA for Sweden) - detail of inner sleeve front, scan by Arie de Reus ("69097")


CBS 69097 (USA for Sweden) - Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus


CBS 69097 (USA for Sweden) - detail of Side 1, scan by Arie de Reus ("69097" on left instead of "PC 33235")

CBS 69097 (USA for Sweden) - detail of Side 1, scan by Arie de Reus ("MFD IN USA")

CBS 69097 (USA for Sweden) - Side 2 scan by Arie de Reus

It has the same maroon inner card sleeve as the UK with the "69097" catalogue number. The record was made in the USA and has red US-style labels with "CBS" in a ring round the circumference instead of "Columbia". These are on what look like printed red ring-shaped stickers. The copy shown has stamped US matrix numbers: Side 1 - P AL 33235-2D, Side 2 - P BL 33235-2AB (see above for similar matrix numbers). It is identical to Hans Seegers' copy sold in Singapore immediately above! Gerd Rundel also has an identical copy with the same record matrix numbers as Arie's copy.

Thanks to Arie de Reus and Jürg Ambühl for information and scans.


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo vinyl LP, Columbia PC 33235 (USA for Australia), 1975:


Columbia PC 33235 (USA for export) - front scan by Lars M. Banke


Columbia PC 33235 (USA for export) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia PC 33235 (USA for export) - Side 1 with ring of "Columbia" logos painted out, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia PC 33235 (USA for export) - detail of Side 1 with "CBS" obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke


Columbia PC 33235 (USA for export) - Side 2 with ring of "Columbia" logos painted out, scan by Lars M. Banke


Columbia PC 33235 (USA for export) - detail of rear with "Columbia" logos obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (1980s copy - rear text on one line only)

Lars M. Banke has a copy of what looks like the second Columbia US commercial release of PC 33235 that was bought in Australia. All instances of "Columbia" on the rear have been obscured with black marker pen. The rear sleeve has the second US design. The ring of Columbia logos round the circumference of the record labels has been obscured by a black painted ring, not a ring-shaped sticker as with many US and Canadian export copies. The "SIDE 1/2" text to the right of the centre hole is in italics (see the US release above). The record of this 1980s copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - P AL-33235-2F, Side 2 - P BL-33235-2J.

Thanks to Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


Vinyl and Tape Releases (International)


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo vinyl LP, Columbia PC 33235 (Canada), Jan 1975, re-released late 1970s; Columbia VPC 33235 (Canada), 1980s:

Columbia PC 33235 (Canada), Jan 1975:


Columbia PC 33235 (Canada) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release)
This release was manufactured by Columbia Records of Canada Ltd. and has that name on the rear sleeve and record labels. The rear sleeve is the first design with the text in black. “LITHO IN CANADA” is printed on the spine. The record is housed in an original maroon card inner sleeve which has a small “PC 33235” at bottom left on one side. The record of the copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - AL-33235-1A-2-GZ, Side 2 - BL-33235-1B-2-GZ.


Columbia PC 33235 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release - "Columbia Records of Canada Ltd.")


Columbia PC 33235 (Canada) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release)

Columbia PC 33235 (Canada) - detail of inner sleeve front, scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release)

Columbia PC 33235 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release)

Columbia PC 33235 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release)


Columbia PC 33235 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release - "COLUMBIA RECORDS OF CANADA LTD.")

Columbia PC 33235 (Canada), late 1970s:


Columbia PC 33235 (Canada) - front photo by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)


Columbia PC 33235 (Canada) - rear photo by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)


Columbia PC 33235 (Canada) - Side 1 photo by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)


Columbia PC 33235 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, photo by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release - "CBS RECORDS CANADA LTD.")


Columbia PC 33235 (Canada) - Side 2 photo by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)


Columbia PC 33235 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1970s release - rear text on two lines, left aligned, "CBS RECORDS CANADA LTD.")

This album uses the second US rear sleeve design. The record labels have the Columbia logos in a ring round the circumference. Columbia Records of Canada Ltd. became CBS Records Canada Ltd. in late 1976, and as this release has CBS Records Canada Ltd. on the rear sleeve and record labels it dates from after then.

Columbia VPC 33235 (Canada), 1980s:


Columbia VPC 33235 (Canada) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Columbia VPC 33235 (Canada) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Columbia VPC 33235 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Columbia VPC 33235 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release, also "CBS RECORDS CANADA LTD.")

Columbia VPC 33235 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)


Columbia VPC 33235 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release - rear text on two lines, centred, also "CBS RECORDS CANADA LTD.")

Gerd Rundel has a 1980s copy with a new catalogue number "VPC 33235". The sleeve and record were manufactured by CBS Records Canada Ltd. and the sleeve has “LITHO IN CANADA” printed on the spine. The copyright text at the bottom of the rear sleeve has a different layout from that of Manuel's copy above. The record of the copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - AL-33235-1B-2-GZ, Side 2 - BL-33235-1A-2-GZ.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara, Lars M. Banke and Gerd Rundel for information and pictures.


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo vinyl LPs, Columbia PC 33235 (Canada for export), late 1970s:


Columbia PC 33235 (Canada for export) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (both export copies)

Lars M. Banke has a late 1970s copy bought in Sweden with the "Columbia" logos on the rear sleeve and spine erased with black marker pen. The rear sleeve is the first layout above with the bottom text lines left aligned with CBS Records Canada Ltd. The record labels have white ring-shaped stickers covering the "Columbia" logos. Lars has a second late 1970s copy bought in Sweden where the record has black ring-shaped stickers, but the "Columbia" logos on the rear sleeve are not obscured. The rear sleeve is again the first layout above. The record of this copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - AL-33235-1B-2-GZ, Side 2 - BL-33235-1B-2-GZ.


Columbia PC 33235 (Canada for export) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (first export copy)


Columbia PC 33235 (Canada for export) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (first export copy)


Columbia PC 33235 (Canada for export) - detail of rear with "Columbia" logo obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (first export copy)


Columbia PC 33235 (Canada for export) - Side 1 with white ring-shaped sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (first export copy)

Columbia PC 33235 (Canada for export) - Side 2 with white ring-shaped sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (first export copy)

Columbia PC 33235 (Canada for export) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (second export copy

Columbia PC 33235 (Canada for export) - Side 1 with black ring-shaped sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (second export copy)


Columbia PC 33235 (Canada for export) - Side 2 with black ring-shaped sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (second export copy)

Thanks to Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


"Blood On The Tracks" - 8-track stereo release, Columbia PCA 33235 (Canada), 1975:


Columbia PCA 33235 (Canada) - slipcase front scan by Manuel García Jara
Like the US release with the same catalogue number, this 8-track stereo cartridge release has a revised track order to make the four "programmes" of approximately equal length. It has an orange tape cartridge with one paper label. Like other Canadian 8-track releases the reverse and sides of the slipcase are generic and the reverse of the tape cartridge is blank.
Columbia PCA 33235 (Canada) - slipcase rear scan by Manuel García Jara (generic)


Columbia PCA 33235 (Canada) - detail of slipcase rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia PCA 33235 (Canada) - top of tape cartridge, scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia PCA 33235 (Canada) - end of tape cartridge, scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia PCA 33235 (Canada) - right side of slipcase, scan by Manuel García Jara (generic, English)


Columbia PCA 33235 (Canada) - side of slipcase, scan by Manuel García Jara (generic, French)

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo cassette releases, Columbia PCT 33235 (Canada), 1975; Columbia VPCT 33235 (Canada), 1980s:


Columbia PCT 33235 (Canada) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s release - inside is blank)

Columbia VPCT 33235 (Canada) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Columbia PCT 33235 (Canada) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s release)

Columbia PCT 33235 (Canada) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s release)

Columbia VPCT 33235 (Canada) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Columbia VPCT 33235 (Canada) - detail of inside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Columbia VPCT 33235 (Canada) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Columbia VPCT 33235 (Canada) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

The 1975 release was manufactured by Columbia Records of Canada Ltd., which changed to CBS Records Canada Ltd. in late 1976. The cassette insert is blank on the inside, and there is no mention of Canada. The cassette itself is off-white with yellow paper Columbia Canada labels.

The 1980s release is from CBS Records Canada. The insert does not yet have a barcode. The inside of the insert has Canadian manufacturing information in English and French. The 1980s chrome cassette is in a black case with silver text, there are no paper labels.

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


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS S 69097 (UK), Jan 1975:

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CBS S 69097 (UK) - front (my copy)

This album has the first US rear sleeve design with the deleted sleeve notes by Pete Hamill and the first picture by David Oppenheim - for notes about the original "New York Sessions" test-pressing and the US replacement sleeve see above and 1974. There is no "Stereo"/CBS logo on the front sleeve, nor on any subsequent UK release.

The record comes in a plain maroon cardboard inner sleeve with "CBS 69097" at bottom left and has 1960s-style CBS orange labels with the catalogue number "CBS S 69097". The copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS-S-69097-A2, Side 2 - CBS-S-69097-B2.


CBS S 69097 (UK) - rear with Pete Hamill sleeve notes (black text)


CBS S 69097 (UK) - detail of rear


CBS S 69097 (UK) - catalogue number on maroon card inner sleeve

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CBS S 69097 (UK) - Side 1


CBS S 69097 (UK) - detail of Side 1

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CBS S 69097 (UK) - Side 2


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo vinyl LP reissue, CBS S 69097 (UK), mid-1970s (two releases):


CBS S 69097 (UK) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1970s releases)

Clay Ellwood has a copy in a Shorewood sleeve with the replacement rear design, although the record still has the same plain orange labels and the same matrix numbers as my copy. The rear sleeve is the same as that illustrated here for these UK pressings from approx. 1976. The front sleeve is the same as for the late 1970s/early 1980s release below. The rear sleeve of the releases shown here is different from the late 1970s/early 1980s sleeve because it does not yet have the boxed “CB|271” and “54” in a circle at top right next to the CBS/Stereo logo, or the “LC|0149” in a capsule above the printer's name “Shorewood Packaging Co. Ltd.” at bottom right. The record still comes in the plain maroon cardboard inner sleeve with catalogue number "CBS 69097", but now has orange/yellow CBS labels, with different text layout from the plain orange record labels, and also different from the second labels shown. The record of the copy of the first mid-1970s release shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS-S-69097-A2 (stamped), Side 2 - CBS-S-69097-B-3 (handwritten). The second mid-1970s release has exactly the outer and inner sleeves, but the record labels are the same as those of the late 1970s/early 1980s release below except that ”LC|0149” in a capsule is not yet printed left of the centre hole. The record of the copy of the second mid-1970s release shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS S 69097 A3, Side 2 - CBS-S-69097-B2.


CBS S 69097 (UK) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1970s releases)

CBS S 69097 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid-1970s release)

CBS S 69097 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid-1970s release)

CBS S 69097 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid-1970s release)

CBS S 69097 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid-1970s release)

CBS S 69097 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1970s releases)

CBS S 69097 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid-1970s release)

CBS S 69097 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid-1970s release)

CBS S 69097 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid-1970s release)

CBS S 69097 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid-1970s release)


CBS S 69097 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1970s releases)

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.
 


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo vinyl LP reissues, CBS S 69097 (UK), late 1970s/early 1980s, re-released mid 1980s, late 1980s; CBS S 69097 (Ireland), 1980s (two releases):

CBS S 69097 (UK), late 1970s/early 1980s (two releases):


CBS S 69097 (UK) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s/early 1980s releases)

There were at least six further pressings of the UK vinyl LP, five on CBS and one on Columbia.

The illustrated release dates from the late 1970s/early 1980s and the sleeve has catalogue number "CBS 69097" while the record labels have "CBS S 69097". The rear sleeve has the replacement design with the second picture by David Oppenheim and the printer's name “Shorewood Packaging Co. Ltd.". The rear sleeve has "CB|271" boxed and "54" in a circle at top right next to the CBS/Stereo logo. The bottom of the rear sleeve and the record labels of the first variant have “LC|0149” in a capsule to the left of the centre hole. The record has orange/yellow CBS labels and comes like my listed 1975 copy and the two 1976 copies above in a plain maroon card inner sleeve with catalogue number "CBS 69097". "Big Ben Music" is credited on each song title line. The record of the copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS-S-69097-A-5, Side 2 - CBS-S-69097-B-3.


CBS S 69097 (UK) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s/early 1980s releases)

CBS S 69097 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s/early 1980s releases)

CBS S 69097 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s/early 1980s release)

CBS S 69097 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s/early 1980s release - "LC|0149" on left, four text lines on right, "Big Ben Music" credited on each song title line)


CBS S 69097 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s/early 1980s release - "MADE IN ENGLAND" at bottom)


CBS S 69097 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s/early 1980s release)

CBS S 69097 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate late 1970s/early 1980s release)

CBS S 69097 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate late 1970s/early 1980s release - "MADE IN ENGLAND" in circumference text)

CBS S 69097 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate late 1970s/early 1980s release -  - "LC|0149" missing from left, five text lines on right, "Big Ben Music" credited below song titles only)


CBS S 69097 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate late 1970s/early 1980s release - CBS copyright info at bottom)


CBS S 69097 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate late 1970s/early 1980s release)


CBS S 69097 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s/early 1980s releases)

The alternate late 1970s/early 1980s variant comes in the same sleeve as shown. These record labels have CBS copyright info at the bottom and “MADE IN ENGLAND” in the circumference text, like the first mid-1980s copy shown below. However, these labels are an anomaly in that they do not have the expected "LC|0149" code left or right of the centre hole, as the first variant does. "Big Ben Music" is credited below the song titles only. The record of this copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS-S-69097-A6, Side 2 - CBS 69097 B4 (after those of the first variant, and the same matrix numbers as those of the first mid-1980s copy below).

CBS S 69097 (UK), mid 1980s (two releases):
 

CBS S 69097 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid 1980s release)

CBS S 69097 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid 1980s release - still with arrows below "STEREO" on the left, and "LC|0149" capsule missing, "Big Ben Music" credited below song titles only)

CBS S 69097 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid 1980s release - CBS copyright info at bottom)

CBS S 69097 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid 1980s release - "MADE IN ENGLAND" in circumference text)

CBS S 69097 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid 1980s release)

CBS S 69097 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid 1980s release)

CBS S 69097 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid 1980s release, same layout as first)

CBS S 69097 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid 1980s release - no text at bottom)

CBS S 69097 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid 1980s release - "MADE IN ENGLAND" and CBS copyright info in circumference text)

CBS S 69097 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid 1980s release)

These mid 1980s releases have the same sleeve as already shown for the late 1970s/early 1980s release. The records also come in a plain maroon cardboard inner sleeve with catalogue number "CBS 69097", and now have red CBS labels, still with catalogue number "CBS S 69097". The labels have a different text layout from the ones below. Like the second variant orange/yellow record labels immediately above, the “LC|0149” capsule present on the first variant orange/yellow labels immediately above is again missing (it's also present on the labels below, so these labels are another anomaly). The arrows logo below "STEREO" to the left of the centre hole is still present, and the song titles are centred as for the previous orange/yellow labels."Big Ben Music" is again credited below the song titles only.

The labels of the first record shown have CBS copyright info at the bottom and “MADE IN ENGLAND” in the circumference text. The record of this copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS-S-69097-A6, Side 2 - CBS 69097 B4 (missing the "-S-" after "CBS"). The labels of the second record shown have both “MADE IN ENGLAND” and the CBS copyright info in the circumference of the labels. The bottom of the labels is now blank. The record of the copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS-S-69097-A6, Side 2 - CBS-S-69097-B4 (the "-S-" after "CBS" is back).

CBS S 69097 (UK), late 1980s:


CBS S 69097 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

CBS S 69097 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

CBS S 69097 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release - no text at bottom)

CBS S 69097 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release - "MADE IN ENGLAND" and CBS copyright info in circumference text)

CBS S 69097 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

The late 1980s release has the same sleeve as already shown for the late 1970s/early 1980s and mid-1980s releases. The record also comes in a plain maroon cardboard inner sleeve with catalogue number "CBS 69097". It again has red CBS labels with “MADE IN ENGLAND” and CBS copyright info in the circumference of the labels. This time there is an "LC|0149" capsule to the right of the centre hole. The arrows logo below "STEREO" to the left of the centre hole is now missing, and the song titles are left aligned. The copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS-S-69097-A6, Side 2 - CBS-S-69097-B6.

CBS S 69097 (Ireland), 1980s (two releases):
 

CBS S 69097 (Ireland) - inner sleeve front scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)
The Irish album sleeve was made in England and is exactly the same as the late 1970s/early 1980s UK release above with the second David Oppenheim painting on the rear without the sleeve notes, "CB|271" and "54" in a circle at rear top right, and the "LC|0149" code at rear bottom right.


CBS S 69097 (Ireland) - detail of inner sleeve front, scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)


CBS S 69097 (Ireland) - detail of Side 1, scan by
Éamonn Ó Catháin (both releases are similar)


CBS S 69097 (Ireland) - detail of Side 1, scan by
Éamonn Ó Catháin (mistakes - both releases are similar)


CBS S 69097 (Ireland) - Side 1 scan by
Éamonn Ó Catháin (first release)


CBS S 69097 (Ireland) - detail of Side 1, scan by
Éamonn Ó Catháin (first release - "Record mfd. in Ireland" and "MADE IN ENGLAND")


CBS S 69097 (Ireland) - Side 2 scan by
Éamonn Ó Catháin (first release)


CBS S 69097 (Ireland) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)


CBS S 69097 (Ireland) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release - "Record mfd. in Ireland" only)


CBS S 69097 (Ireland) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

The orange/yellow CBS record labels have catalogue number "S 69097" and a very different text layout from that of the UK orange/yellow label release above. The record labels of the first release have both "Record mfd. in Ireland" and "MADE IN ENGLAND" below the song titles. Thanks to Gerd Rundel for spotting two mistakes on the Irish Side 1 label - Simple Twist Of Fate is listed as "Simple Twist Of Faith" and You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go is listed as "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome WhenYou Go". Éamonn also points out that on Side 2 the comma is missing from If You See Her, Say Hello. The record comes in a custom inner sleeve with the catalogue number now at bottom centre instead of at bottom left as on my UK copy above. Also, while the inner sleeve with Éamonn's very dark UK 1975 copy is much lighter than the outer sleeve, the outer sleeve that comes with the Irish copy is much lighter than the inner sleeve. In fact, if swapped around, inner and outer sleeves would match on both examples!

The second release record comes in the same UK outer sleeve and the same maroon inner as the first release record. The record labels of the second release now only have "Record mfd. in Ireland" below the song titles. All the mistakes on the first release record Side 1 and Side 2 labels are repeated. The record of the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS S 69097 A3 (stamped)  ALLEN (handwritten), Side 2 - CBS-S 69097-B-3  TTY (all handwritten).

Thanks to Gerd Rundel, Manuel García Jara and Éamonn Ó Catháin for information and scans


"Blood On The Tracks" - Absolute Analogue 180gm stereo vinyl LP re-release, Columbia 69097 (UK), 1990s:

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Columbia 69097 (UK) - detail of rear sleeve with barcode, scan by Craig Callahan
This release was issued by the UK company Absolute Analogue under licence from Columbia. This is of much higher quality than the US vinyl releases. The rear sleeve has the design of the original UK first release. The record labels have a unique orange design.

Thanks to Craig Callahan for information and scans.

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Columbia 69097 (UK) - label scan by Craig Callahan

"Blood On The Tracks" - Simply Vinyl 180gm stereo vinyl LP re-release, Columbia 69097 1/Simply Vinyl SVLP 192 (UK), 2000:


Columbia 69097 1/Simply Vinyl SVLP 192 (UK) - front with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia 69097 1/Simply Vinyl SVLP 192 (UK) - detail of front with sticker,
scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia 69097 1/Simply Vinyl SVLP 192 (UK) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia 69097 1/Simply Vinyl SVLP 192 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia 69097 1/Simply Vinyl SVLP 192 (UK) - Side 1
scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia 69097 1/Simply Vinyl SVLP 192 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

This 2000 release was issued by the UK company Simply Vinyl under licence from Columbia. This is again of much higher quality than the US vinyl releases. The rear sleeve has the design of the second US release but with a barcode. The record labels mimic the original UK labels.

Thanks to William Henry Prince for information and Manuel García Jara for scans.


"Blood On The Tracks" - 8-track tape cartridge releases, CBS 42-69097 (UK), Jan 1975:


CBS 42-69097 (UK) - slipcase front scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 42-69097 (UK) - slipcase rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 42-69097 (UK) - alternate slipcase front scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 42-69097 (UK) - alternate slipcase rear scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 42-69097 (UK) - top of tape cartridge, scan by
Manuel García Jara

CBS 42-69097 (UK) - reverse of tape cartridge, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 42-69097 (UK) - slipcase top end scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 42-69097 (UK) - alternate slipcase side scan by
Manuel García Jara


CBS 42-69097 (UK) - slipcase bottom end scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 42-69097 (UK) - end of tape cartridge, scan by Hans Seegers

8-track was a continuous tape cartridge format, with four stereo "programs" per tape. This cartridge is made of white plastic, contained inside a black slipcase. The slipcase of the copy owned by Hans Seegers is different from that of Manuel García Jara, but the tape cartridges appear to be the same. The track order was rearranged to make all four programs of roughly equivalent length:

Program 1: Tangled Up In Blue; Simple Twist Of Fate, You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
Program 2: You're A Big Girl Now; Buckets Of Rain; if You See Her, Say Hello
Program 3: Meet Me In The Morning; Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts
Program 4: Idiot Wind; Shelter From the Storm.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Jon Wilson and Manuel García Jara for information and scans. Also thanks to Jon Wilson for finding this on eBay.


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo cassette releases, CBS 40-69097 (UK), 1970s (two releases); Columbia 467842 4 (UK), 1990s:

CBS 40-69097 (UK), 1970s (two releases):


CBS 40-69097 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release)
Nigel Barker has a UK cassette with orange CBS paper labels that is probably the first release, but sadly it is missing its insert. This cassette does not have Dolby noise reduction. Manuel García Jara has a copy of the same release with its insert. The inside of the insert has a voucher to send off for a free CBS catalogue. The cassette of Manuel's copy has "KOREA" moulded into both sides and orange CB paper labels with blank text. Manuel thinks the blank cassettes were imported from Korea, and then recorded and had labels added in the UK. Nigel's cassette does not have "KOREA". You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go and Buckets Of Rain are switched round.
CBS 40-69097 (UK) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release)

CBS 40-69097 (UK) - cassette Side 1 photo by Nigel Barker (alternate first release - no "KOREA")


CBS 40-69097 (UK) - detail of cassette Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release - "KOREA")


CBS 40-69097 (UK) - detail of cassette Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release - no "LC|0149" capsule)


CBS 40-69097 (UK) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (first release)

CBS 40-69097 (UK) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (first release)

CBS 40-69097 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, photocopy by Paul Shenton (late 1970s release)


CBS 40-69097 (UK) - inside of cassette insert, photocopy by Paul Shenton (late 1970s release)


CBS 40-69097 (UK) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

CBS 40-69097 (UK) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

The late 1970s release has the same outside insert, but a different inside, omitting the free CBS catalogue details. The cassette now has Dolby noise reduction and is light grey with black text printed directly on to it, there are no paper labels. The text has the same layout as the text on the previous release's orange paper labels. This cassette does not yet have "LC|0149" capsules printed on each side - see the detail scan above.

CBS 40-69097 (UK), 1980s:


CBS 40-69097 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1980s release)


CBS 40-69097 (UK) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1980s release)


CBS 40-69097 (UK) - Side 1 photocopy by Paul Shenton (1980s release)

CBS 40-69097 (UK) - detail of cassette Side 1, photocopy by Paul Shenton (1980s release - with "LC|0149" capsule)

CBS 40-69097 (UK) - Side 1 photocopy by Paul Shenton (1980s release)

Manuel's 1980s stereo cassette with Dolby noise reduction has a shorter folded insert with the tracklisting on the inside. The insert now has anti-counterfeiting printing on the rear fold, on the left of the scan. The cassette is light grey with black text with a different layout from that of the 1970s cassettes, there are again no paper labels. It now has an "LC|0149" capsule printed on each side of the cassette below the Dolby symbol - see the detail scan. Paul Shenton has a copy of this cassette with the insert from the previous late 1970s release above.

Columbia 467842 4 (UK), 1990s:
 

Columbia 467842 4 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1990s release)

Columbia 467842 4 (UK) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1990s release)

Columbia 467842 4 (UK) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1990s release)

Columbia 467842 4 (UK) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1990s release)

This 1990s cassette release is now on the Columbia label and has a new catalogue number, Columbia 467842 4. There is a 1992 Dutch vinyl release with this catalogue number, Columbia 467842 1, but a UK vinyl release with that number is not yet listed. This release has a wider folded insert with a barcode. The cassette is transparent smoked grey with white text printed directly on to it, there are no paper labels. The cassette text no longer includes the song titles.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara, Nigel Barker and Paul Shenton for information and pictures.


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS 69097 (NL), Jan 1975, re-released later in 1975, 1978, mid-1980s; Columbia 467842 1 (NL), 1992:

CBS 69097 (NL), Jan 1975 (first release - two variants):


CBS 69097 (NL) - front scan by Simon Blokker (first 1975 release - both variants)

The first Dutch release in 1975, CBS 69097, was essentially the same as the first US release with a non-laminated sleeve with the deleted sleeve notes by Pete Hamill and the first picture by David Oppenheim on the rear. The "Stereo"/CBS logo on the front was in black, although only for this first release. There are two variants of the rear sleeve, both with "y" in a circle in the top right hand corner. One has "Made in USA" on the second line of text next to the CBS logo, this is missing from the other variant. Both sleeves have "printed in Holland" as the fourth text line next to the CBS logo. I suspect the sleeve with "Made in USA" is the first variant.

The record was made in Holland and came in the same maroon card inner sleeve as the UK release. It had plain orange "1960s-style" CBS record labels. Hans Seegers' copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - S 69097-A 11, Side 2 - S 69097-B 11.


CBS 69097 (NL) - detail of front, scan by Simon Blokker (first 1975 release - black "Stereo"/CBS logo)


CBS 69097 (NL) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (first 1975 release variant 1)

CBS 69097 (NL) - rear scan by Simon Blokker (first 1975 release variant 2)

CBS 69097 (NL) - inner sleeve scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (first 1975 release - both variants)

CBS 69097 (NL) - detail of inner sleeve, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (first 1975 release - both variants)


CBS 69097 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (first 1975 release - both variants)


CBS 69097 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (first 1975 release - both variants)


CBS 69097 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Simon Blokker (first 1975 release variant 1 - "y" in circle at top right, "Made in USA")


CBS 69097 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Simon Blokker (first 1975 release variant 2 - "y" in circle at top right, "Made in USA" now missing)


CBS 69097 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (first 1975 release - both variants)

Sergio Mariano Romay has a copy of the second variant without “Made in USA” on the rear sleeve. The record of this copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - S 69097-A A II, Side 2 - S 69097-B IV plus an “H” inside a small circle, also handwritten.

CBS 69097 (NL), 1975 (second release):


CBS 69097 (NL) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1975 release)

The second Dutch release in 1975, again CBS 69097, had a laminated sleeve with the second picture by David Oppenheim on the rear and no sleeve notes. This time the "Stereo"/CBS logo on the front was in white instead of black. The record now had 1970s-style orange/yellow CBS record labels. There was again a "y" in a circle on the rear sleeve at top right. The copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - S 69097-A I R S1, Side 2 - S 69097-B I R.


CBS 69097 (NL) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1975 release - white "Stereo"/CBS logo)


CBS 69097 (NL) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (second 1975 release)


CBS 69097 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (second 1975 release)


CBS 69097 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (second 1975 release)


CBS 69097 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (second 1975 release)


CBS 69097 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1975 and 1978 releases)


CBS 69097 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (second 1975 release)


CBS 69097 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (second 1975 release)

CBS 69097 (NL), 1978:


CBS 69097 (NL) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (1978 release)

Gerd Rundel has a copy of this album bought as part of a French set from 1978, CBS CM9, with Desire and Hard Rain, see International Album Releases (Multi-Packs) 1970s. The 3LP set has an outer sleeve to hold all three albums that was printed in France, although the records themselves were made in Holland. This third Dutch release has the same front sleeve as the second 1975 release and "y" in a circle on the rear sleeve at top right plus "54" in a second circle, and "LC|0149" in a capsule at bottom right. The orange/yellow CBS record labels have a star above the side numbers to the right of the centre hole, not present on the second 1975 release record labels. The copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - S 69097-AII, Side 2 - S 69097-BI.


CBS CM9 (France) - front of outer sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 69097 (NL) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1978 release)


CBS 69097 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1978 release)


CBS 69097 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1978 release)


CBS 69097 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1978 release)


CBS 69097 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1978 release)


CBS 69097 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1978 release)

CBS 69097 (NL), mid 1980s:


CBS 69097 (NL) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release)

CBS 69097 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release)

CBS 69097 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release)

CBS 69097 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release)

CBS 69097 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release)

The mid 1980s release had the same front sleeve as the previous releases from the second 1975 release onwards. The rear of the mid 1980s sleeve now has "CB|271" in the upper right corner and “57” in a circle below it. The record now has red CBS labels and "MADE IN HOLLAND" has been moved to the circumference text. The record of the copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 01-69097-1A-1, CXAL-33235-2C, Side 2 - 01-69097-1B-1, CXBL-33235-2D. Each side also has “COLUMBIA NY” and “NL” stamped in the centre vinyl.


CBS 69097 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release)

Columbia 467842 1 (NL), 1992:


Columbia 467842 1 (NL) - detail of rear with promo stamp for Portuguese market, scan by Hans Seegers (1992 release)


Columbia 467842 1 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1992 release)


Columbia 467842 1 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1992 release)

Columbia 467842 1 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1992 release)


Columbia 467842 1 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1992 release)


Columbia 467842 1 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1992 release)

The fourth Dutch release in 1992, Columbia 467842 1, also had a laminated sleeve with the second picture by David Oppenheim on the rear. It had the same front sleeve as the previous releases from the second 1975 release onwards. The record had plain red Columbia record labels, again with "MADE IN HOLLAND" in the circumference text. The copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - 01-S 69097-2A-I (written), Side 2 - 12 69097-1B-1 CXBL-33235-2D COLUMBIA NY (stamped). Hans Seegers also has a copy with a bold embossed Sony Music promo stamp with text in Portuguese "DISCO PROMOCIONAL VENDA PROIBIDA [PROMOTIONAL RECORD SALE PROHIBITED]".

Thanks to Marc Kuszel and Arie de Reus for information and to Hans Seegers, Gerd Rundel and Simon Blokker for further information and scans.


"Blood On The Tracks" - 180gm stereo vinyl LP, Columbia 88697159481 (NL for Europe), Oct 2007:

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Columbia 88697159481 (NL for Europe) - front photo by Patrick Helfrich

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Columbia 88697159481 (NL for Europe) - rear photo by Patrick Helfrich

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Columbia 88697159481 (NL for Europe) - detail of rear, scan by Patrick Helfrich

Columbia 88697159481 (NL for Europe) - Side 1 photo by Marc Kuszel

Columbia 88697159481 (NL for Europe) - Side 2 photo by Marc Kuszel

This release manufactured in Holland for distribution in Europe has the second picture by David Oppenheim as the design on the rear insert similar to the second US release (see above). The record has 1970s-style orange/yellow Columbia labels.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Patrick Helfrich and Marc Kuszel for information and pictures.


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS 69097 (Italy), 24 Jan 1975, re-released late 1970s:


CBS 69097 (Italy) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

The first release of this album was made in Italy by CBS Sugar and has the first US rear sleeve design with Pete Hamill's sleeve notes in English in black text. The sleeve has two folded-over flaps on the rear.

The first release record was made in Italy by CBS Sugar and has orange CBS labels. It comes in a generic CBS Sugar Italy 1974 picture sleeve with details of contemporary CBS albums. There is an SIAE copyright stamp on Side 1. The copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - SCI-69097-1L  24/1/75, Side 2 - SCI-69097-2L 24/1/75 (the pressing date of 24 Jan 1975).


CBS 69097 (Italy) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release - two folded-over flaps)

CBS 69097 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release - printer information, two folded-over flaps)


CBS 69097 (Italy) - inner sleeve front scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)


CBS 69097 (Italy) - inner sleeve rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS 69097 (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS 69097 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS 69097 (Italy) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS 69097 (Italy) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1970s release)

CBS 69097 (Italy) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1970s release, printer information missing at bottom right)

CBS 69097 (Italy) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (mid 1970s release)


CBS 69097 (Italy) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (mid and late 1970s releases - no folded-over flaps)


CBS 69097 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (all releases)


CBS 69097 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (mid 1970s release - printer information, no folded-over flaps)


CBS 69097 (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (mid 1970s release)


CBS 69097 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (mid 1970s release - "MADE IN ITALY BY CBS SUGAR")


CBS 69097 (Italy) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (mid 1970s release)


CBS 69097 (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1970s release)

CBS 69097 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1970s release - "SUGAR" missing)

CBS 69097 (Italy) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1970s release)


CBS 69097 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release - two folded-over flaps)


CBS 69097 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (mid 1970s and late 1970s releases - no folded-over flaps)

The second and third release sleeves are the same as the first in design, but have no folded-over flaps on the rear. The printer information printed vertically at bottom right is missing from the late 1970s (third) release rear sleeve. The second and third release records were also made in Italy by CBS Sugar and have orange/yellow CBS labels. There are again SIAE copyright stamps on Side 1. The second release record has "MADE IT ITALY BY CBS SUGAR" on the record labels, the third release has just "MADE IN ITALY BY CBS" but the text is still aligned as if "SUGAR" were present. The third release copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - SCI 69097-1L, Side 2 - SCI 69097-2L.

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


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS "Il Rock" IGDA 1005-6/CBS 69097 (Italy), 1988; stereo cassette release: CBS "Il Rock" IGDA 71005-6 (Italy), 1988:


CBS "Il Rock" IGDA 1005-6/CBS 69097 (Italy) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

This record is #2 of a series called "Il Rock" published by Italian company DeAgostini in 1988-89. There is no date on the record labels apart from 1975, but the sleeve is dated 1988. The rear sleeve has the second US design without Pete Hamill's sleeve notes. The record has red CBS labels with the "Il Rock" logo and the number 2 in the series, and sides numbered IGDA-1005 and IGDA-1006. The labels also have added text "NON IN VENDITA Allegato al fascicolo n. 2 "Il Rock" - DeAgostini [NOT FOR SALE except with magazine #2 "Il Rock" - DeAgostini]" as it was not for sale in record stores but only on news stands or in book stores.


CBS "Il Rock" IGDA 1005-6/CBS 69097 (Italy) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS "Il Rock" IGDA 1005-6/CBS 69097 (Italy) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara


Front of "Il Rock" magazine (Italy) - scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS "Il Rock" IGDA 1005-6/CBS 69097 (Italy) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS "Il Rock" IGDA 1005-6/CBS 69097 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Ronald Born (dated "1989")

CBS "Il Rock" IGDA 1005/CBS 69097 (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS "Il Rock" IGDA 1005/CBS 69097 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS "Il Rock" IGDA 1006/CBS 69097 (Italy) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS "Il Rock" IGDA 1005-6/CBS 69097 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (dated "1988")


CBS "Il Rock" IGDA 71005-6 (Italy) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Dag Braathen

The cassette version is numbered IGDA 71--05/6.

DeAgostini published a series called "Rock. La Música. Los Intérpretes" (Rock. The Music. The Performers) in Spain in 1989: this Spanish collection may not be exactly the same series as published in Italy but Blood On The Tracks was also the second record in that series (see below).

Thanks to Manuel García Jara and Dag Braathen for information and scans. Thanks to Ronald Born for the scan of a LP copy which is otherwise identical to Manuel's but dated "1989".


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo promo vinyl LP releases, CBS S 69097 (Spain), Jan 1975:


CBS S 69097 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

The first release, made in Spain by Discos CBS, is very limited and difficult to find with all the inserts: although some copies were sold in record shops, it was made to send to radio stations. The front sleeve has a dark maroon colour (each of the four Spanish editions had a lighter maroon colour than the previous release!).

The rear sleeve is unique to Spain with the original design (the painting by David Oppenheim and the liner notes by Pete Hamill in black text translated into Spanish). This copy has a sticker of a radio station in Granollers, next to Barcelona. Credits are in Spanish and the song titles are in English and Spanish. The inner sleeve comes in plain maroon card, same both sides.

The labels are orange with song titles in English and Spanish. (From 1970 to 1973 all the Spanish releases have orange labels. In 1974 CBS Spain started to use orange labels for first editions and orange/yellow labels for reissues: first reissue with orange/yellow labels was Bob Dylan; the last album with orange labels for the first pressing was The Basement Tapes (1975) and the first album with orange/yellow labels for the first pressing was Desire (1976).
 


CBS S 69097 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)


CBS S 69097 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)


CBS S 69097 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)


CBS S 69097 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS S 69097 (Spain) - front of postcard with stamp, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS S 69097 (Spain) - rear of postcard, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS S 69097 (Spain) - front of insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS S 69097 (Spain) - page 2 of insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS S 69097 (Spain) - page 3 of insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS S 69097 (Spain) - page 4 of insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS S 69097 (Spain) - page 5 of insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS S 69097 (Spain) - page 6 of insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS S 69097 (Spain) - page 7 of insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS S 69097 (Spain) - rear of insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS S 69097 (Spain) - inner sleeve scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release, same both sides)

CBS S 69097 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS S 69097 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS S 69097 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

The matrix numbers of the copy shown are: Side 1 - PAL-33235-2D, Side 2 - PBL-33235-2AG.

The song titles on the rear sleeves and the record labels are translated into Spanish as follows (see the Argentinean release below for different Spanish translations):

Side 1: Enredado En El Azul [Tangled Up In Blue] (as "Azul" means the colour blue, Manuel García Jara says the correct translation should be "Enredado en el Tristeza", as shown on the page from "Letras", the Spanish release of "Lyrics 1962-2001" - "Tristeza means "Sadness"); Un Simple Giro Del Destino [Simple Twist Of Fate]; Ya Eres Una Gran Chica [You 're A Big Girl Now]; Viento Idiota [Idiot Wind]; Voy A Quedarme Solo Cuando Te Vayas [You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go]

Side 2: Encuentrame En La Mañana [Meet Me In The Morning]; Lily, Rosemary Y La J De Corazones [Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts] (another example of the folks in CBS not asking a card player for the correct translation of "Jack"! In Spanish he's "La Sota de Corazones", thanks to Sergio Magnacca and Manuel García Jara for the translation, again see below); Si La Vés, Dile Hola [If You See Her, Say Hello]; Cobijo Contra La Lluvia [Shelter From The Storm) (Even I know this is wrong! "Lluvia" is "Rain", not "Storm", which is "la Tormenta"); Cubos De Lluvia [Buckets of Rain]. (Perversely Shelter From The Storm is correctly translated as "Cobijo Contra La Tormenta" on Spanish releases of Hard Rain.)


"Letras", the Spanish release of "Lyrics 1962-2001" - detail of page, scan by Manuel García Jara

This album includes a fold-out poster/booklet, the size of four LP sleeves when unfolded, with the album lyrics in English and all the Dylan albums released in Spain: a guide of great utility because it lists all formats available for each album: LP, cassette, TC8 and Quadraphonic releases. It also includes a beautiful black and white photo of Dylan saluting to the audience after a concert. This booklet also mentions the Spanish edition of "Writings and Drawings Volume 1". Finally this album comes with an advertising postcard to order the Spanish edition of the Dylan book "Writings and Drawings Volume 1", distributed in Spain by CBS itself, offering a discount with a drawing by Dylan and with a postal stamp of the effigy of Franco, "the Generalísimo", who died this year.


CBS S 69097 (Spain) - Side 1 with misprint, scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release)
Gerd Rundel has a copy of the first Spanish release where the Side 1 record label has all the pre-printed CBS Spain text missing!

Thanks to Manuel for finding a mispressed Spanish copy of Neil Diamond's 1974 album Serenade (CBS 69067 - Blood On The Tracks has catalogue number 69097) which plays Side 2 of Blood On The Tracks on Side 2! The labels have "MFD IN USA" at the bottom, but also the logo of the Spanish copyright organisation "SGAE". This album was re-released in Spain in the 1980s as CBS 32012, but that release is not mispressed.


CBS 69067 (Spain) - front photo from www.todocoleccion.net

CBS 69067 (Spain) - Side 2 photo from www.todocoleccion.net (plays Side 2 of Blood On The Tracks)

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


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo vinyl LP reissues, CBS S 69097 (Spain), May 1975, Jan 1976:


CBS S 69097 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1975 release)

This second pressing, made by Discos CBS, was released in May and it was a hit in Spain, reaching #3 on 28 Jul 1975 and spending 29 weeks on the charts. The front sleeve has a slightly lighter maroon than the first 1975 release. It has the second US rear sleeve (see above) with titles in Spanish only and without credits. It includes a maroon inner sleeve. The record has orange/yellow CBS labels with titles in English and Spanish. The record matrix numbers of the copy shown are: Side 1 - PAL-33235-2C, Side 2 - PBL-33235-2AG.


CBS S 69097 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1975 release)

CBS S 69097 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1975 release)


CBS S 69097 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1975 release and Jan 1976 release)


CBS S 69097 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1975 release, Jan 1976 release is similar)


CBS S 69097 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1975 release)

CBS S 69097 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (Jan 1976 release)

CBS S 69097 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1975 release)

CBS S 69097 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (Jan 1976 release)

CBS S 69097 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (Jan 1976 release)

The third Spanish release, the second with a record with orange/yellow CBS labels was released in Jan 1976. The sleeve and matrix numbers are identical to those of the second release, still including the first CBS Spain address (Calle Princesa 1). Although it was released only two months later than the second release, the record labels are quite different from those of the second edition:

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo vinyl LP reissue, CBS 32388 (Spain), 1983, re-released mid-1980s:
 


CBS 32388 (Spain) - front with "NICE PRICE" sticker, photocopy by Paul Shenton (1983 release)

This 1983 release has a new catalogue number in the "NICE PRICE" "32xxx" series. The front sleeve has a lighter maroon than the 1970s releases.


CBS 32388 (Spain) - front "NICE PRICE" sticker photocopy by Paul Shenton (1983 release)


CBS 32388 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (mid-1980s release)


CBS 32388 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1983/mid-1980s releases)


CBS 32388 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1983/mid-1980s releases)


CBS 32388 (Spain) - Side 1 photocopy by Paul Shenton (1983 release - longer circumference text as 1970s releases above)

CBS 32388 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, photocopy by Paul Shenton (1983 release - longer circumference text)

CBS 32388 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, photocopy by Paul Shenton (1983 release - longer circumference text, ends after song titles)

CBS 32388 (Spain) - Side 2 photocopy by Paul Shenton (1983 release - longer circumference text)


CBS 32388 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (mid-1980s release - shorter circumference text as 1989 release below)


CBS 32388 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (mid-1980s release - shorter circumference text)


CBS 32388 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (mid-1980s release - shorter circumference text, ends before song titles)


CBS 32388 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (mid-1980s release - shorter circumference text)


CBS 32388 (Spain) - detail of rear showing song titles in Spanish, photocopy by Paul Shenton (1983/mid-1980s releases)


CBS 32388 (Spain) - detail of rear, photocopy by Paul Shenton (1983/mid-1980s releases - "Paseo de la Castellana" address)

Paul Shenton's copy has a front sticker with "PRECIO REDONDO [NICE PRICE]". The 1983 rear sleeve has the new catalogue number at top right and is again the second US design with titles in Spanish only. The CBS Spain address is now Paseo de la Castellana 93, Madrid-16. There is no maroon inner sleeve. The record again has orange/yellow CBS labels with titles in Spanish and English. The two record label variants shown have the same text layout and differ only in the circumference text. Paul Shenton's copy must date from 1983 and has the same longer circumference text as the 1970s releases above. Manuel García Jara's copy must date from the mid-1980s and has the same shorter circumference text as the 1989 release with red record labels below.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara and Paul Shenton for information and pictures.


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo promo vinyl LP reissue, CBS 32388 (Spain), 1989:

CBS 32388 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1989 release)

This record is part of a series called "Rock. La Música. Los Intérpretes" (Rock. The Music. The Performers) published by Editorial Planeta-DeAgostini (Planeta is a Spanish publisher, De Agostini is from Italy) between 1989-1990: There were 110 magazines with records (one weekly), available in LP and cassette. The announcement said "the unique collection with original artworks". This is the reason why the record sleeves or labels do not mention the series. The first issue was on the market in the first days of January (1989). The record was the 2LP set Love You Live [The Rolling Stones] and Dylan was on the cover of the magazine. Blood On The Tracks was the second album of this series while the magazine cover has Joan Baez. For the cassette given away with alternate copies of the same issue 2, see below. DeAgostini published a series called "Il Rock" in Italy in 1988: this Italian collection may not be exactly the same series as published in Spain but Blood On The Tracks was also the second record in that series (see above).


1989 "Rock" magazine issue 1 (Spain), scan by Manuela García Jara

1989 "Rock" magazine issue 2 (Spain), scan by Manuela García Jara


Detail of 1989 "Rock" magazine issue 2 (Spain), scan by Manuela García Jara


CBS 32388 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1989 release)


Byrds record label in same 1989 Spanish magazine series, scan by Manuel García Jara


Big Brother record label in same 1989 Spanish magazine series, scan by Manuel García Jara


Simon & Garfunkel record label in same 1989 Spanish magazine series, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 32388 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1989 release)


CBS 32388 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1989 release)

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CBS 32388 (Spain) - Side 1 with titles in Spanish, scan by Manuel García Jara (1989 release)


CBS 32388 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1989 release)

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CBS 32388 (Spain) - Side 2 with titles in Spanish, scan by Manuel García Jara (1989 release)

The front sleeve again has a similar light maroon to the 1980s releases. The 1989 rear sleeve is again the second US design, see above. The CBS Spain address is again Paseo de la Castellana 93, Madrid-16. The 1989 record has red CBS labels with the added text "Disco promocional/Prohibida su Venta" [Promotional record/Sale Prohibited] at the bottom of the labels, even though it's not strictly a promotional item. This is because it was not to be sold without the magazine. In this series all records of CBS artists came with similar promotional text printed on labels. (See above scans of some of them: Byrds, Big Brother, Simon & Garfunkel.)  The song titles on the rear sleeves and the record labels are translated into Spanish as before. The year "1983" printed on labels is the date of the last "Depósito Legal" (Spanish copyright application), not the year of release. The circumference text is the shorter version introduced with Manuel's copy with orange/yellow record labels immediately above.

Thanks to Craig Callahan for finding this on eBay and to Manuel García Jara for further information and scans.


CBS 32388 (Spain) - detail of rear showing titles in Spanish, scan by Manuel García Jara (1989 release)


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo compact cassette, CBS 40-69097 (Spain), 1975:
 

CBS 40-69097 (Spain) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

This is the first Spanish cassette release and has the first Spanish design for tapes: an insert with two panels and a cassette with orange paper labels. There is a sticker on the front of the second copy shown with the text "Holanda Radio Luz" in Málaga, South of Spain, actually a record shop not a radio station. The printer is Gráficas Dauco, Madrid, and the insert has the CBS Spain address Calle Princesa 1, Madrid-13. The insert and cassette have the usual bad Spanish translations "Enredado en el azul" and "Cobijo contra la lluvia" - see above. The only Bob Dylan album listed on the inside of the cassette insert is Greatest Hits.


CBS 40-69097 (Spain) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release with front sticker)

CBS 40-69097 (Spain) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS 40-69097 (Spain) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS 40-69097 (Spain) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo compact cassette, CBS 40-69097 (Spain), 1976:
 

CBS 40-69097 (Spain) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)

CBS 40-69097 (Spain) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)

CBS 40-69097 (Spain) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)

CBS 40-69097 (Spain) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)

This is the second Spanish release, virtually identical to the first release. There are differences on the inside of the insert: the list of CBS Spain cassette releases is different, as well as Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits now including now Desire, released in Jan 1976, but not Hard Rain, not released until Sep 1976. The printer is now Indugraf instead of Gráficas Dauco, and the insert now has the then brand new CBS Spain address (Avenida del Generalísimo 25, Madrid-16).

The rest of the artwork (with the usual bad translations "Enredado en el azul" and "Cobijo contra la lluvia" - see above) and the orange paper cassette labels are identical to those of the previous release.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo compact cassette, CBS 40-32388 (Spain), 1983:
 

CBS 40-32388 (Spain) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1983 release, "BOB DYLAN" in pink on spine)
This Spanish cassette release now has the new catalogue number "40-32388" and the second Spanish design for tapes: a shorter insert with one panel (tracklist on the inside) and tapes without paper labels with dark orange titles printed in relief.
CBS 40-32388 (Spain) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1983 release)

CBS 40-32388 (Spain) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1983 release)

CBS 40-32388 (Spain) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1983 release)

The insert and cassette have the usual bad Spanish translations "Enredado en el azul" and "Cobijo contra la lluvia" - see above. This release has the same printer (Indugraf) but a third CBS address (Paseo de la Castellana 93, Madrid-16).

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo compact cassette, CBS 40-32388 (Spain), 1989:
 

CBS 40-32388 (Spain) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1989 release, "BOB DYLAN" in red on spine)
This is the cassette equivalent of the LP given away with issue 2 of the Editorial Planeta-DeAgostini magazine series "Rock. La Música. Los Intérpretes" in 1989 (see above).
CBS 40-32388 (Spain) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1989 release)


CBS 40-32388 (Spain) - cassette Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1989 release)


CBS 40-32388 (Spain) - cassette Side 2, scan by Manuel García Jara (1989 release)

The insert is virtually identical to that of the previous release - it has the regular artwork and the same translated titles as the other Spanish releases with the usual bad translations "Enredado en el azul" and "Cobijo contra la lluvia". However cassette Side 2 now has the correct translation "Cobijo Contra La Tormenta"! The cassette also has text "Promocional. Prohibida su venta" on both sides, even though it's not strictly a promotional item. Because of the promotional advice below the titles, there’s not enough space for all the titles: Side 1 has ..."Viento Idiota" y otros (and others); Side 2 has ..."Cobijo Contra La Tormenta" y otros. The cassette has the new style CBS logo on each side.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS 69097 (Greece), 1975, re-released late 1970s:


CBS 69097 (Greece) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

This is the original Greek pressing of Blood On The Tracks. It has the same catalogue number as the UK release above and the first US design rear sleeve, and is essentially identical to the first Dutch release. It was made in Greece by Music-Box, Athens, and the sleeve was printed by Fotiadis & Ioannidis. The front is not laminated and has a black CBS logo (the Dutch version above has a white CBS logo). The rear sleeve has black text and even "Printed in Holland" left by mistake. The record of this copy has dark orange CBS labels. The labels have same typeface as the 1975 Dutch labels, except for the text "Made in Greece" and the number "3257" below the stereo arrows logo. They even have the Dutch "BIEM"/"STEMRA" copyright logo. The record of the copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 69097-A, Side 2 - 69097-B. Hans Seegers' 1975 record has CBS dark-red "original first pressing" 1960s-style labels with stamped matrix numbers Side 1 - 69097 A, Side 2 - 69097 B.


CBS 69097 (Greece) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release, black CBS logo - Dutch release has white CBS logo)


CBS 69097 (Greece) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)


CBS 69097 (Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release - "Printed in Holland", incorrect)

CBS 69097 (Greece) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS 69097 (Greece) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS 69097 (Greece) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)


CBS 69097 (Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release - "Printed in Greece")


CBS 69097 (Greece) - front with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

Manuel García Jara's late 1970s copy has a front sticker in Greek which means "INCLUDES SONG LYRICS IN GREEK". The rear sleeve is the second US design. There was a double-sided insert with the song lyrics in Greek as advertised on the front. The record of this copy has orange/yellow CBS labels. The copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - PAL 33235-2G, Side 2 - PBL 33235-2AG ("33235" is the US catalogue number).

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


CBS 69097 (Greece) - front sticker scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

CBS 69097 (Greece) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

CBS 69097 (Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

CBS 69097 (Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

CBS 69097 (Greece) - insert front scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

CBS 69097 (Greece) - insert rear scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

CBS 69097 (Greece) - detail of insert rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

CBS 69097 (Greece) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

CBS 69097 (Greece) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

CBS 69097 (Greece) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS 69097 (Israel), 1975 (twice):


CBS 69097 (Israel) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)


CBS 69097 (Israel) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

CBS 69097 (Israel) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (first release)

CBS 69097 (Israel) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release)

CBS 69097 (Israel) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release)


CBS 69097 (Israel) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (first release)


CBS 69097 (Israel) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (first release)


CBS 69097 (Israel) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)


CBS 69097 (Israel) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

CBS 69097 (Israel) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

CBS 69097 (Israel) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

CBS 69097 (Israel) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

These albums with the European catalogue number were made in Israel by CBS Records Ltd. of Tel Aviv. The sleeve of the first release is of better quality card than that of the second release. The rear sleeve has the original design with black text on a white background. The first release has the CBS Israel information in English and Hebrew printed in pink along the rear sleeve bottom. The second release has this information in English only printed in black. The records have orange CBS labels and both copies shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - S 69097-AII, Side 2: S 69097-BII. On the first release record labels "MADE IN ISRAEL" is printed in English and Hebrew, on the second release labels it's in English only. The copyright information round the circumference is much longer on the second release labels, and the "CBS" of the catalogue number is missing from right of the centre hole.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS 69097 (Israel) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release)


CBS 69097 (Israel) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS/Sony SOPO 20 (Japan), 1975; CBS/Sony 25AP 286 (Japan), 1976, reissued early 1977 and late 1977:
Japan has four LP releases of this album with two catalogue numbers:


CBS/Sony SOPO-20 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Wil Gielen (1975 release)
1975: CBS/Sony SOPO 20 with a non-glossy sleeve, a paper inner sleeve and a six page folded insert in English and Japanese. There is a light red obi with white text with price ¥2,500. The rear sleeve is the same as the first US rear sleeve. The record has orange/cream CBS/Sony labels.

1976: CBS/Sony 25AP 286 with a glossy sleeve, red obi, paper inner sleeve and an eight page stapled booklet in English and Japanese. The rear sleeve is now the same as the second US rear sleeve. Hans Seegers has a promo copy with commercial orange/cream labels with promo stamps and stamped matrix numbers: 25AP-286A2/B1.

Early 1977: CBS/Sony 25AP 286 with a glossy sleeve, purple obi, paper inner sleeve and an eight page stapled booklet in English and Japanese.


CBS/Sony SOPO-20 (Japan) - rear with obi, scan by Wil Gielen (1975 release)

CBS/Sony 25AP 286 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Wil Gielen (early 1977 release)


CBS/Sony SOPO-20 (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Wil Gielen (1975 release)


CBS/Sony SOPO-20 (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Wil Gielen (1975 release)


CBS/Sony 25AP 286 (Japan) - rear with obi, scan by Wil Gielen (early 1977 release)

CBS/Sony 25AP 286 (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Wil Gielen (early 1977 release)

CBS/Sony 25AP 286 (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Wil Gielen (early 1977 release)

Late 1977: CBS/Sony 25AP 286 which is the same as the early 1977 release, now with a wider purple obi giving the 1978 Japan Tour dates from which Bob Dylan At Budokan was taken.

Thanks to Wil Gielen for information and scans.


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS/Sony PC 33235 (Singapore/Malaysia), 1975 (two releases), re-release cir 1980:

Hup Hup 1975 releases


CBS/Sony PC 33235 (Singapore/Malaysia) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 Hup Hup release)

Raja Abdul Razak Raja Musa and Gerd Rundel each have a copy of the first Malaysia release in a gatefold sleeve with the US catalogue number. The inside of the gatefold is completely maroon, like the US inner sleeve, with only a catalogue number in white.  It uses the first US rear sleeve design with the Pete Hamill liner notes.

The gatefold sleeve was printed locally by K.M.I.L.P.J. for Hup Hup Records and CBS/Sony for sale in both Malaysia and Singapore. This means "King Music Industries Limited Petaling Jaya", based in Malaysia, which was owned and operated by Hup Hup. The Malaysian copy has a record which was manufactured in Malaysia by Hup Hup Records, as stated on the record labels. This copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - AL-33235, Side 2 - BL-33235. Gerd Rundel has a copy with the identical sleeve where the record was manufactured in Singapore, also by Hup Hup Records. This copy also has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - AL-33235, Side 2 - BL-33235.


CBS/Sony PC 33235 (Singapore/Malaysia) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 Hup Hup release)


CBS/Sony PC 33235 (Singapore/Malaysia) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 Hup Hup release)


CBS/Sony PC 33235 (Singapore/Malaysia) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 Hup Hup release - inside is plain maroon except for catalogue number in white)

CBS/Sony PC 33235 (Singapore) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 Hup Hup release)

CBS/Sony PC 33235 (Singapore) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 Hup Hup release)


CBS/Sony PC 33235 (Singapore) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 Hup Hup release, compare with release below)


CBS/Sony PC 33235 (Singapore) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 Hup Hup release)

CBS/Sony PC 33235 (Malaysia) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 Hup Hup release)

CBS/Sony PC 33235 (Malaysia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 Hup Hup release)

CBS/Sony PC 33235 (Malaysia) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 Hup Hup release)

EMI 1975 and 1980s releases


CBS/Sony PC 33235 (Singapore/Malaysia) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 EMI release)

The amazing Singapore/Malaysia EMI release is the only one worldwide with a light blue sleeve instead of maroon! It again uses the first US rear sleeve design with the Pete Hamill liner notes. It was jointly manufactured and distributed for CBS/Sony in Singapore by EMI (Singapore) PTE. Limited and in Malaysia by EMI (Malaysia) SDN, BHD. The 1975 record has orange/black CBS/Sony labels and the copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - PC 33235A, Side 2 - PC 33235B. This label design was also used for the Singapore/Malaysia release of Desire in 1976.


CBS/Sony PC 33235 (Singapore/Malaysia) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (both EMI releases)

CBS/Sony PC 33235 (Singapore/Malaysia) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 EMI release)

CBS/Sony PC 33235 (Singapore/Malaysia) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (both EMI releases)

CBS/Sony PC 33235 (Singapore/Malaysia) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (later EMI release)

CBS/Sony PC 33235 (Singapore/Malaysia) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (later EMI release)

CBS/Sony PC 33235 (Singapore/Malaysia) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 EMI release)

CBS/Sony PC 33235 (Singapore/Malaysia) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 EMI release)

CBS/Sony PC 33235 (Singapore/Malaysia) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (later EMI release)

CBS/Sony PC 33235 (Singapore/Malaysia) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (later EMI release)

The later record has red CBS/Sony labels and the copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - PC 33235A, Side 2 - PC 33235B. The printed song timings are different from those on the US release (see above). This record label has the same design as the Singapore/Malaysia release of Saved. The matrix numbers are the same as the previous release. As far as I can see the sleeves are identical.

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


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo cassette release, CBS/Sony TC-PC 33235 (Singapore/Malaysia), 1975:


CBS/Sony TC-PC 33235 (Singapore/Malaysia) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Ronald Born
This is the direct equivalent of the CBS/Sony 1975 LP release above. It was jointly manufactured and distributed for CBS/Sony in Singapore by EMI (Singapore) PTE. Limited and in Malaysia by EMI (Malaysia) SDN, BHD. The inside of the cassette insert is plain white. The cassette is black with white/red paper labels.
CBS/Sony TC-PC 33235 (Singapore/Malaysia) - cassette Side 1 scan by Ronald Born

CBS/Sony TC-PC 33235 (Singapore/Malaysia) - cassette Side 2 scan by Ronald Born

Thanks to Ronald Born for information and scans.


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS SBP 234564 (Australia), 1975, re-released 1976, 1977-78, late 1970s, 1980s:

CBS SBP 234564 (Australia), 1975 (first release):


CBS SBP 234564 (Australia) - front photo by Peter Lindberg (both releases)
Like the UK release, the first release of this album had "old-style" CBS orange labels. The first release is dated 1974 (the copyright year) and has the UK rear sleeve with Pete Hamill's sleeve notes. The record again comes in a maroon card inner sleeve with the catalogue number.


CBS SBP 234564 (Australia) - rear photo by Peter Lindberg (first release)


CBS SBP 234564 (Australia) - catalogue number on inner sleeve, photo by Peter Lindberg (first release)


CBS SBP 234564 (Australia) - Side 1 photo by Peter Lindberg (first release, "Albert")


CBS SBP 234564 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Peter Lindberg (first release, "Albert")


CBS SBP 234564 (Australia) - Side 2 photo by Peter Lindberg (first release)

CBS SBP 234564 (Australia), 1976 (second release):


CBS SBP 234564 (Australia) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

The second release from around 1976 now has the second US rear sleeve design. The record now has orange/yellow CBS labels. They have the title and artist name on one line, the same as on the first release labels.

Early Australian release labels like these had the text "MADE IN AUSTRALIA BY A REGISTERED USER OF THE TRADE MARKS" without a CBS copyright. This is because up to 1977 all Australian records were manufactured by the Australian Record Company (Pty) Ltd. (A.R.C.) on behalf of CBS. A.R.C. changed its name to CBS Records Australia Limited on 17 Oct 1977, and after that date the longer bottom edge text includes the CBS copyright information. (Stuart 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.)


CBS SBP 234564 (Australia) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)


CBS SBP 234564 (Australia) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (second to fourth releases)


CBS SBP 234564 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, before A.R.C. ownership change, "Albert")


CBS SBP 234564 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, before A.R.C. ownership change, "Albert")


CBS SBP 234564 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

CBS SBP 234564 (Australia), 1977-78 (third release):


CBS SBP 234564 (Australia) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (third release)


CBS SBP 234564 (Australia) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (third release)


CBS SBP 234564 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (third release, before A.R.C. ownership change, "Albert")


CBS SBP 234564 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (third release, before A.R.C. ownership change, "Albert")


CBS SBP 234564 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (third release)


CBS SBP 234564 (Australia) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (third release, fourth and fifth releases are similar)

Lars M. Banke has a third release copy, again with the US second design rear sleeve. The record has orange/yellow CBS labels, still with the shorter copyright text (see above), but they have the album title and artist name on two lines instead of one as the plain orange labels and the first orange/yellow labels. The songs are still credited to "Albert". The three later releases below all have the longer record label text, but with three different music credits - Albert, Chappell and Warner Bros!

CBS SBP 234564 (Australia), late 1970s (fourth release):


CBS SBP 234564 (Australia) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth release)

CBS SBP 234564 (Australia) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth release)

CBS SBP 234564 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth release, after A.R.C. ownership change, still "Albert")

CBS SBP 234564 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth release, after A.R.C. ownership change, still "Albert")

CBS SBP 234564 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth release, still "Albert")

Lars M. Banke has a fourth release copy with the longer copyright information at the bottom of the labels and the songs still credited to "Albert" as the first three releases above.

CBS SBP 234564 (Australia), early 1980s (fifth and sixth releases):

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CBS SBP 234564 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (fifth release, after A.R.C. ownership change, "Chappell")

Stuart Moore's fifth release copy again has the longer copyright information at the bottom of the labels and the songs are now credited to "Chappell".

Stuart has a later copy of what must be a sixth release with a "Nice Price" sticker. The rear sleeve is the second US design. The record labels are similar to the fourth release with the album title and artist name on two lines, but the songs are credited to "Warner Bros" instead of "Chappell".


CBS SBP 234564 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Stuart Moore (fifth release, after A.R.C. ownership change, "Chappell")

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CBS SBP 234564 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (fifth release, "Chappell")


CBS SBP 234564 (Australia) - front scan by Stuart Moore (sixth release)


CBS SBP 234564 (Australia) - rear scan by Stuart Moore (sixth release)


CBS SBP 234564 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (sixth release, "Warner Bros")


CBS SBP 234564 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Stuart Moore (sixth release, after A.R.C. ownership change, "Warner Bros")


CBS SBP 234564 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (sixth release, "Warner Bros")

Thanks to Peter Lindberg, Rowland Ford, Stuart Moore, Lars M. Banke and Manuel García Jara for information and pictures.


"Blood On The Tracks" - cassette releases, CBS PC 4564 (Australia), 1975, late 1970s, 1989:

CBS PC 4564 (Australia), 1975:


CBS PC 4564 (Australia) - insert scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)
This must be the first cassette release of this album in Australia. It has a single-sided insert with details of other contemporary CBS Australia cassette releases. The cassette is white with white paper labels.
CBS PC 4564 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS PC 4564 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS PC 4564 (Australia), late 1970s:


CBS PC 4564 (Australia) - insert scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s releases - blank inside)

CBS PC 4564 (Australia) - cassette Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (first late 1970s release)

CBS PC 4564 (Australia) - cassette Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (first late 1970s release)

CBS NPC 9 (Australia) - front scan by Stuart Moore


CBS NPC 9 (Australia) - rear scan by Stuart Moore


CBS 465984 4 (Australia) - front of flattened cassette box, scan by Stuart Moore (1989 release)

CBS PC 4564 (Australia) - cassette Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (second late 1970s release)

CBS PC 4564 (Australia) - cassette Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (second late 1970s release)


CBS 465984 4 (Australia) - inside of box with cassettes, scan by Stuart Moore (1989 release)


CBS 465984 4 (Australia) - cassette tapes scan by Stuart Moore (1989 release)

These stereo cassette releases have a smaller single-sided insert with no information other than the track titles (the reverse is blank). All songs are credited to Warner Bros. The cassettes are in a clear case with white text, there are no paper labels. The two cassettes shown have the same text, but the first cassette is of earlier construction. CBS PC 4564 was also released as part of a two cassette set, CBS NPC 9, see International Album Releases (Multi-Packs) 1970s.

CBS PC 4564 was also included in a 1989 CBS Australia boxed set called A Collection, see International Album Releases (Multi-Packs) 1980s. The cassette insert looks identical but the case is now transparent smoked grey with a unique "striped" appearance and white text printed directly on to the case, there are again no paper labels.

Thanks to Stuart Moore for information and scans.


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS SBP 474262 (New Zealand), 1975, re-released late 1970s:


CBS SBP 474262 (New Zealand) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (1975 release)
This unique album was released by Phonogram (part of Philips, later PolyGram and now Universal) in New Zealand on behalf of CBS. It has the Phonogram logo on the rear sleeve, which uses the original US design with a white background instead of maroon.


CBS SBP 474262 (New Zealand) - rear with stickers, scan by Lars M. Banke (1975 release)


CBS SBP 474262 (New Zealand) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (both releases)

CBS SBP 474262 (New Zealand) - front scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s release)

CBS SBP 474262 (New Zealand) - rear scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s release)

CBS SBP 474262 (New Zealand) - detail of rear with stickers, scan by Lars M. Banke (1975 release)

CBS SBP 474262 (New Zealand) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (1975 release)


CBS SBP 474262 (New Zealand) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (1975 release)


CBS SBP 474262 (New Zealand) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (1975 release)


CBS SBP 474262 (New Zealand) - detail of rear, scan by Bill Hester (late 1970s release)


CBS SBP 474262 (New Zealand) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s release)


CBS SBP 474262 (New Zealand) - detail of Side 1, scan by Bill Hester (late 1970s release)


CBS SBP 474262 (New Zealand) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s release)

The sleeves of both releases shown appear identical, although the 1975 sleeve has a record shop sticker and a price sticker. The 1975 record has orange CBS labels and the late 1970s record has orange/yellow CBS labels.

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


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS ASF 1837 (South Africa), 1975, re-released late 1970s (twice):

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CBS ASF 1837 (South Africa) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)


CBS ASF 1837 (South Africa) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)


CBS ASF 1837 (South Africa) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)


CBS ASF 1837 (South Africa) - inner sleeve scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release, rear is non-CBS)


CBS ASF 1837 (South Africa) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)


CBS ASF 1837 (South Africa) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)


CBS ASF 1837 (South Africa) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)


CBS ASF 1837 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

CBS ASF 1837 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)


CBS ASF 1837 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)


CBS ASF 1837 (South Africa) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)


CBS ASF 1837 (South Africa) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)


CBS ASF 1837 (South Africa) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (first late 1970s release)

CBS ASF 1837 (South Africa) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (first late 1970s release)

CBS ASF 1837 (South Africa) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (first late 1970s release)

CBS ASF 1837 (South Africa) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (second late 1970s release)

CBS ASF 1837 (South Africa) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (second late 1970s release)

These rare albums are noteworthy for the unique front sleeve - the rear sleeve is the version as shown for the UK LP with black text. All three releases shown were made in South Africa by the Gramophone Record Co (Pty) Ltd. The three releases have the same sleeve, which was printed by Interpak. The 1975 record came in an inner sleeve with pictures of contemporary CBS albums on one side, and pictures of albums from other companies on the other (not shown). The record has plain orange 1960s-style CBS labels. The records of the late 1970s releases both have orange/yellow CBS labels, although only the first mentions the Gramophone Record Co (Pty) Ltd - this text is missing on the second orange/yellow labels. The first late 1970s copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - ASF 1837-AL33235, Side 2 - ASF 1837-BL33235.

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


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS ASF 1837 (Rhodesia), 1975, re-released late 1970s; CBS ASF 1837 (Zimbabwe), mid-1980s:

CBS ASF 1837 (Rhodesia), 1975:


CBS ASF 1837 (Rhodesia) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

The album was also released with this catalogue number in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), also made by the Gramophone Record Co (Pty) Ltd. Elmer Biewenga's copy does not have the Interpak logo on the sleeve, so may well be Rhodesian. This is the first Rhodesian pressing of this album. The sleeve is almost identical to that of the South African release except for the important detail of a small sticker with the code "4-A", used by Belmont Printers of Bulawayo, in the same position where the Interpak logo is printed in the South African sleeve; however, there is no Interpak logo beneath this sticker, so this sleeve was printed by Belmont. The "4-A" code and others starting with "4" were used by Belmont for CBS Records, they used other codes for other record companies for whom they printed sleeves. The record labels are orange with some differences from the South African edition: the colour is lighter; the album title is shorter; the "Side 1/2" and speed information are in different positions and with different characters.


CBS ASF 1837 (Rhodesia) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS ASF 1837 (Rhodesia) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS ASF 1837 (Rhodesia) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS ASF 1837 (Rhodesia) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release - "4-A" on a sticker)

CBS ASF 1837 (Rhodesia) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

CBS ASF 1837 (Rhodesia) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1975 release)

The records of both these releases have matrix number: Side 1 - ASF 1837 - AL 33235, Side 2 - ASF 1837 - BL 33235.

Rhodesian records released in the 1960s are virtually identical to the South African albums except for the text "Made in S. Rhodesia" in the matrix numbers or on a sticker; the Rhodesian sleeves of this period were also printed also by Record Pac or Interpak. From the late 1960s and especially in the early 1970s there is some evidence that Rhodesian sleeves were printed by a different company, Belmont Printers of Bulawayo: on some sleeves the Interpak logo is missing (Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, Nashville Skyline), or almost deleted (Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II) but the usual Belmont code "4-A" was not present. This is the earliest record so far found where this code is present.

CBS ASF 1837 (Rhodesia), late 1970s:


CBS ASF 1837 (Rhodesia) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

This new album was released in Rhodesia in the late 1970s. The sleeve is almost identical to that of the 1976 release but now the Belmont Printers code "4-A" is printed (not a sticker) near the CBS logo on the rear sleeve at top right, with part of the "A" missing. The record labels are now white with blue text and the CBS logo in a box. This style of record label was used by CBS Rhodesia from late 1976 up to late 1980.


CBS ASF 1837 (Rhodesia) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

CBS ASF 1837 (Rhodesia) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

CBS ASF 1837 (Rhodesia) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release - "4-A" printed, part of "A" missing)

CBS ASF 1837 (Rhodesia) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

CBS ASF 1837 (Rhodesia) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)

CBS ASF 1837 (Zimbabwe), mid-1980s:


CBS ASF 1837 (Zimbabwe) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (mid-1980s release)
After Zimbabwean independence, CBS record labels were orange/yellow from late 1980 to 1986. The Zimbabwean release comes in the usual flimsy paper sleeve as other Zimbabwe pressings. the rear sleeve again has the "4-A" of Belmont Printers, and part of the "A" is still missing as with the late 1970s Rhodesian copy. The original owner has written a date of "13/7/85" (13 Jul 1985) on both record labels. The record of the copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - AL-35453 DNW 2140, Side 2 - BL-35453 DNW 2140.
CBS ASF 1837 (Zimbabwe) - detail of front, scan by Lars M. Banke (mid-1980s release)

CBS ASF 1837 (Zimbabwe) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (mid-1980s release)

CBS ASF 1837 (Zimbabwe) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (mid-1980s release - "4-A" printed, part of "A" still missing)

CBS ASF 1837 (Zimbabwe) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (mid-1980s release)

CBS ASF 1837 (Zimbabwe) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (mid-1980s release)

CBS ASF 1837 (Zimbabwe) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (mid-1980s release)

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


"Blood On The Tracks" - promo and commercial stereo vinyl LP releases, Discos CBS 19.442 (Argentina), 1975:


Discos CBS 19.442 (Argentina) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (promo release)
This release has a unique rear sleeve (for the US sleeves see above), with the first US design with text in black, but the maroon background colour changed to white. The Pete Hamill sleeve notes are translated into Spanish, as are the song titles and credits.
Discos CBS 19.442 (Argentina) - front photo from eBay (alternate promo release)

Discos CBS 19.442 (Argentina) - detail of front, photo from eBay (alternate promo release)

Discos CBS 19.442 (Argentina) - Side 1 photo from eBay (alternate promo release)

Discos CBS 19.442 (Argentina) - Side 2 photo from eBay (alternate promo release)

CBS 19.442 (Argentina) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

CBS 19.442 (Argentina) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

CBS 19.442 (Argentina) - Side 1 photo from eBay (second alternate promo copy)

CBS 19.442 (Argentina) - detail of Side 1, photo from eBay (second alternate promo copy)


CBS 19.442 (Argentina) - Side 2 photo from eBay (second alternate promo copy)


CBS 19.442 (Argentina) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (promo release)

CBS 19.442 (Argentina) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo release)

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CBS 19.442 (Argentina) - front photo by Sergio Magnacca (commercial release)

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CBS 19.442 (Argentina) - rear photo by Sergio Magnacca (commercial release)

CBS 19.442 (Argentina) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (promo release)

CBS 19.442 (Argentina) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo release)

CBS 19.442 (Argentina) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (promo release)

CBS 19.442 (Argentina) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release)

CBS 19.442 (Argentina) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

CBS 19.442 (Argentina) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release)

There are a number of translation mistakes, pointed out by Sergio Magnacca and Manuel García Jara:
"Jack Of Hearts" is mistranslated as "El Rey de Corazones" ["King of Hearts". In a Spanish pack of playing cards the suit of Hearts is called "Corazones", but the Jack or Knave is called "La Sota". The correct translation is therefore "La Sota de Corazones".
The song credits on the rear sleeve are to "Boby Dylan"
The recording is credited to "Phil Ramona" (actually Phil Ramone)
.


"Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts" - detail of page, scan from "Letras" by Manuel García Jara

"Letras", the Spanish release of "Lyrics 1962-2001" correctly translates the song title as "Lily, Rosemary y la Sota de Corazones". Tangled Up In Blue is translated as "Amarrado A Una Tristeza [Tied To A Sadness]", see the comments about the CBS Spain translation above.


"El Rey", "El Caballo" and "La Sota", Spanish playing card scans by Manuel García Jara


Front of an Argentine comic book from http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar

Both the sleeve and record were made in Argentina. The first promo copy has stamps with "DISCO PARA DEMOSTRACION VENTA PROHIBIDA [DEMONSTRATION RECORD SALE PROHIBITED]" on the rear sleeve and the record labels. The records have orange/yellow Discos CBS labels with song titles in English and Spanish. The records of both copies shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - AL 33235, Side 2 - BL 33235 (same as the US catalogue number).  Gerd has also found a demonstration copy on eBay with pre-printed Discos CBS label with typewritten text on Side 1 only and stickers also with "DISCO PARA DEMOSTRACION VENTA PROHIBIDA [DEMONSTRATION RECORD SALE PROHIBITED]" on both sides.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for finding a promo release on eBay with a generic white card promo sleeve. The front has a typed track list with (the incorrect) titles in Spanish and handwritten "CX 50". Thanks to Sergio Mariano Romay for information that "CX 50" is probably CX 50 Radio Independencia, a commercial AM radio station based in Montevideo, Uruguay. Blood On The Tracks did not have a separate release in Uruguay, so promo and commercial copies would have been sourced from Argentina. The record labels are just pre-printed Discos CBS Argentina labels with a typed album title on Side 1 and blank on Side 2. There are also stickers on both sides and "CX 50" is again handwritten on Side 2. Sergio also believes that a Uruguayan test pressing of New Morning also comes from the archives of CX 50, see that album's page.

Thanks to Sergio Magnacca, Manuel García Jara, Gerd Rundel and Sergio Mariano Romay for information and pictures. Hans Seegers informs me there was a second Argentinean release - scans required.


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS 137873 (Brazil), 1975:


CBS 137873 (Brazil) - front photo by Paul Prince
This rare album again has a unique front sleeve variation. The front maroon panel on the left has the CBS logo, “Stereo”, and the catalogue number are in white at top left, along with “BOB DYLAN”, the album title and all five song titles in underlined white lettering. The picture of Bob on the right is the normal front size.
CBS 137873 (Brazil) - rear photo by Paul Prince


CBS 137873 (Brazil) - Side 1 photo by Paul Prince


CBS 137873 (Brazil) - Side 2 photo by Paul Prince

The rear sleeve uses the original US design with a white background instead of maroon. The record has orange 1960s-style CBS labels. The record labels say "STEREO/MONO" but all this means is that you could play the record on a mono turntable provided you fitted the cartridge with a stereo needle.

Thanks to Paul Prince for information and photos.


"Blood On The Tracks" - unauthorised cassette release, IBM Records 8579 (Egypt), 1980s:


IBM Records 8579 (Egypt) - cassette insert scan by Jason Draper
This release was legal in Egypt at the time of release, but was produced without authorisation from Columbia. Because of this full details are in Questionable Releases.

Thanks to Jason Draper for information and scan. Details of authorised Columbia/CBS releases required!


"Blood On The Tracks" - stereo vinyl LP release, CBS 69097 (Portugal), late 1980s:


CBS 69097 (Portugal) - front scan by Gerd Rundel

This album was released by CBS (Portugal) Musica e Discos, Lda. and the sleeve was printed in Portugal by Grafica Monumental. This is probably a later release as the record has red late 1980s CBS labels. I assume there was a first release with orange/yellow CBS labels - scans required. The red of the labels is different (paler red and matt) from the UK or NL releases (darker red and glossy). The copy of the record shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 01-69097-A, CXAL-33235-2D; Side 2 - 01-69097-B, CXBL-33235-2C. Additionally each side has “ PORTUGAL” and "COLUMBIA NY” stamped into the vinyl.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


CBS 69097 (Portugal) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 69097 (Portugal) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 69097 (Portugal) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 69097 (Portugal) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 69097 (Portugal) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 69097 (Portugal) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 69097 (Portugal) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS 69097 (Portugal) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel


Other international stereo vinyl releases (more information to follow):

Taiwan - Union TD 1510 (Questionable)

Information from Alan Hoaksey.


CD and MiniDisc Releases (US & International)


Because of the length of this page, Blood On The Tracks CD releases are now here.

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