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Audio: International 7" & 12" Stereo Singles & EPs 1978

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This is part of a list by release date of international (now including the USA, which was once listed separately) promo and commercially-released stereo 7" and 12" singles and EPs for 1978 that have been referred to me but do not qualify for my Searching For A Gem list because they contain only performances which are available on officially released Dylan albums. Nevertheless, their interest value or scarcity means they're worth listing here - as far as I know many are not included on any other Internet site. Special thanks to Hans Seegers for many of these items! Stereo promo versions of commercially released singles that were formerly listed in the Promotional Items sections of the yearly pages are now listed here. Singles released in this time period exclusively for promotional purposes are now here also. I would also like to include cassette singles here, but I don't have any, and none have been notified to me so far.

If you have any entries to add to the list or additions/corrections to existing entries, please let me know! Please note I cannot value your Dylan rarities - see the Mission page for reasons why. Contact the dealers on my Trading page for assistance!

Revised 16 September, 2017.


Bob Dylan and The Rolling Thunder Revue - "4 Songs From "Renaldo And Clara" " - promo 12" EP releases, Columbia AS 422 (USA), Jan 1978:


Columbia AS 422 (USA) - front sleeve is plain buff with the sticker only (my first copy)


Columbia AS 422 (USA) - rear sleeve with gold promo stamp only (my first copy)


Columbia AS 422 (USA) - front sleeve with "AP-1", the sticker and the black "Demonstration" stamp only (my second copy)


Columbia AS 422 (USA) - rear sleeve with "AP-1" and the black "Demonstration" stamp only (my second copy)

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Columbia AS 422 (USA), Side 1 with R-0136 and R-0138 (both my copies)
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Columbia AS 422 (USA), Side 2 with Isis and R-0137 (both my copies)

Renaldo And Clara (see VHS & DVD 1970s) lasted for over four hours, and was very badly received by critics. It had only a very short cinema release, even in a badly chopped-down two hour version. The full film was shown on TV in Europe a couple of times in the 1980s. It has never been commercially released for home viewing, which is a shame because it contains around 45 minutes of superlative concert footage. For informed discussion of this and Bob's other screen appearances, see C.P. Lee's well-received book "Like A Bullet Of Light ". This promo-only four track 12" EP contains an otherwise unavailable performance from the rehearsals before the film and three from the live shows. It has a plain buff card sleeve with a front sticker and either a black or a gold promo stamp. The record has white promo Columbia labels. For full details, see 1978.

People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield) - rehearsals, Studio Instrumental Rentals, New York, October 1975, also released on the 1993 Japanese promo CD Mr. D's Collection # 3, see 1993.

It Ain't Me Babe - live, Harvard Square Theatre, Cambridge, MA, 20 Nov 1975, also released on the Japanese promo CD Mr. D's Collection # 3, 1993, and European Unplugged Dignity CD singles 1995, and now also available on the 2001 Japanese live compilation Bob Dylan Live 1961-2000: Thirty Nine Years Of Great Concert Performances, see 2001. The version of this performance released in Nov 2002 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 - Bob Dylan Live 1975: The Rolling Thunder Revue, is a remix.

Never Let Me Go (Joseph Wade Scott) - duet with Joan Baez, live with the Rolling Thunder Revue, The Forum, Montreal, Canada, 4 Dec 1975, also released on the 1993 Japanese promo CD Mr. D's Collection # 3, see 1993.The omission of this song from The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 - Bob Dylan Live 1975: The Rolling Thunder Revue (see International Album Releases (Regular) ) is inexplicable!

The fourth song on this EP was Isis, also live with the Rolling Thunder Revue, The Forum, Montreal, Canada, 4 Dec 1975. No longer a rarity, this was later released as the B-side of the 1984 Dutch Jokerman single (see 1984), and on Biograph (see 1985). The version on the bonus DVD with the Limited Edition of The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 - Bob Dylan Live 1975: The Rolling Thunder Revue is an otherwise unavailable remix of this (see 2002).

Clinton Heylin's "Bootleg" book says that my second copy of the 12" EP, like most circulating, is a counterfeit because the "DEMONSTRATION/Not For Sale" stamp is black whereas the printing on the genuine item (such as my first copy) is in gold - however this story is disputed by Bob Paxon, who has had record industry connections, and says both are genuine. Arie de Reus says the copies with black stamps were produced at Columbia's Pitman, NJ, processing plant, and are indeed genuine.


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


Front of sleeve scan by Manuel García Jara

Detail of front of sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

Rear of sleeve scan by Manuel García Jara

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

Detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara

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

This is the only 7" single from The Last Waltz with Bob Dylan released anywhere worldwide. It was in a limited edition of 100, the copy shown is #37. As the B-side is a Dylan rarity, full details are in 1978.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Baby Stop Crying"/"We Better Talk This Over" - 7" singles, CBS 6697 (Holland for Europe/West Germany), Jun 1978:


CBS 6697 (West Germany) - front scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)
Both tracks are the regular versions from Street-Legal.

The West German promo has a "CBS-Blitzinformation" sleeve in a new orange/yellow design. For the sleeves of the various West German promo singles with the previous red/white promo design, see yearly pages from 1971 onwards.


CBS 6697 (West Germany) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)

CBS 6697 (West Germany) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)

CBS 6697 (West Germany) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


CBS 6697 (West Germany) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


CBS 6697 (West Germany) - front scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

CBS 6697 (West Germany) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)
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CBS 6697 (Holland for Europe) - front (my copy)

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CBS 6697 (Holland for Europe) - A-side

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CBS 6697 (Holland for Europe) - B-side


CBS 6697 (West Germany) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)
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CBS 6697 (Holland for Europe) - rear (my copy)

CBS 6697 (Holland for export) - detail of rear top right-hand corner with sticker (my copy)


CBS 6697 (Holland) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 6697 (Holland) - detail of rear top right-hand corner without sticker, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 6697 (Holland) - A-side of promo copy, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 6697 (Holland) - detail of A-side of promo copy, scan by Hans Seegers

Thanks to Hans Seegers for the information that my copy (shown above) was made in Heemstede, Holland, but not actually sold in that country. It was distributed Europe-wide to countries that didn't release their own local version. He says: "Your 'Dutch' rear sleeve was never released in Holland. It was made in Heemstede, Holland, but only for export to all European countries who did not made it themselves and ordered it from CBS International in Heemstede. Your rear sleeve comes with a sticker "CB 111" over the printed "EC (in a circle)"."

Shown above is the actual Dutch rear sleeve plus a rubber-stamped promo label and detail of that label with "Niet voor de verkoop" (not for resale) and the CBS logo on the stamp.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"Baby Stop Crying"/"We Better Talk This Over" - 7" singles, CBS 6697 (Spain), Jun 1978:


CBS 6697 (Spain) - front scan by Hans Seegers

Máximo Díaz Peña has a Spanish copy of CBS 6697 in a plain white sleeve. It is mislabelled in that it has the same A-side label on both sides, even though the vinyl plays correctly. Hans Seegers informs me there are two label variants:

  1. "(P) CBS Inc. 1978" above "Depósito Legal" on side 1.
  2. "(P) CBS Inc. 1978" below "M-39248-1978" on side 1.

The mislabelled single is of the first type. For the variants, see below.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Máximo Díaz Peña for information and scans.


CBS 6697 (Spain) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 6697 (Spain) - A-side label photo by Máximo Díaz Peña (first variant - B-side has the same label, but does play We Better Talk This Over)

CBS 6697 (Spain) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)

CBS 6697 (Spain) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)

CBS 6697 (Spain) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)

CBS 6697 (Spain) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)

CBS 6697 (Spain) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)

"Baby Stop Crying" - promo 7" single, Columbia 3-10805 (USA), 31 Jul 1978:

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Columbia 3-10805 (US promo) - scan by Hans Seegers (first label variation)
This promo single contains both a radio edit and the full-length version of the title track. Because the edit is a rarity, full details are in 1978.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.

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Columbia 3-10805 (USA promo) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (second label variation)


"Baby Stop Crying"/"New Pony" - 7" stereo single, Columbia 3-10805 (USA/Canada), 31 Jul 1978:


Columbia 3-10805 (USA) - A-side of promo and commercial versions, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia 3-10805 (USA) - B-side of promo version with stamp, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia 3-10805 (USA) - B-side of commercial version, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia 3-10805 (Canada) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (R-0146 - 4:17 edit)


Columbia 3-10805 (Canada) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia 3-10805 (USA) - jukebox strip scan by Jeremy Mayle

Both tracks of the US single were the standard album versions from Street-Legal. For a promo release of the US single with a 4:17 edit of the A-side (this single has it as 5:17), see 1978. The US single was also released as a promo with a "DEMONSTRATION - NOT FOR SALE" stamp on the B-side over the "COLUMBIA" logo. Jeremy Mayle has a copy with a jukebox strip. For worldwide commercial releases of the US single with the same two tracks, see below. The Canadian single has the 4:17 edit as the A-side, so is listed in 1978.

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


"Baby Stop Crying"/"New Pony" - 7" promo and commercial singles - S CBS 6499 (UK/Ireland)/12" single - CBS 12-6499 (UK), 14 Jul 1978:

7" promo and commercial singles - S CBS 6499 (UK), 14 Jul 1978:


S CBS 6499 (UK) - 7" test pressing, A-side scan by Tom Willems (the B-side label is plain white although the side does play New Pony)

Both tracks are the regular studio versions from Street-Legal. This single reached #13 in the UK charts and is in fact Bob's last UK Top Twenty single!

The 7" promo single has buff CBS paper labels with a large red "A" on the A-side. Ronald Born has supplied scans of three copies of the commercial single with different label designs - the A-side of the third copy is exactly the same as the A-side of the second copy, so is not shown. Hans Seegers informs me that there are also copies of the commercial 7" single with "STEREO" on the A-side only, plus copies with injection labels, which could be in either dark-red or brown plastic (the difference on scanning is too small to show). These may date from the late 1970s/early 1980s. For the equivalent US 7" single, Columbia 3-10805, see above.

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S CBS 6499 (UK) - 7" promo single A-side scan by Hans Seegers

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S CBS 6499 (UK) - 7" promo single B-side scan by Hans Seegers


S CBS 6499 (UK) - 7" commercial single A-side scan by Ronald Born (first variant - open centre)


S CBS 6499 (UK) - 7" commercial single B-side scan by Ronald Born (first variant - open centre)


S CBS 6499 (UK) - 7" commercial single A-side photocopy by Paul Shenton (first variant - closed centre)

S CBS 6499 (UK) - 7" commercial single B-side photocopy by Paul Shenton (first variant - closed centre)


S CBS 6499 (UK) - 7" commercial single A-side scan by Ronald Born (second and third variants - closed centre)


S CBS 6499 (UK) - 7" commercial single B-side scan by Ronald Born (second variant)


S CBS 6499 (UK) - 7" commercial single B-side scan by Hans Seegers (second variant misprint with "STEREO" missing)


S CBS 6499 (UK) - 7" commercial single A-side scan by Hans Seegers (second and third variants - open centre)


S CBS 6499 (UK) - 7" commercial single B-side scan by Ronald Born (third variant - closed centre)


S CBS 6499 (UK) - 7" commercial single A-side scan by Hans Seegers (fourth variant with injection "label")


S CBS 6499 (UK) - 7" commercial single B-side scan by Hans Seegers (fourth variant with injection "label")

12" single - CBS 12-6499 (UK), 14 Jul 1978

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CBS 12-6499 (UK) - 12" single front (my copy)

The UK Limited Edition Special 12" Single, CBS 12-6499, had a picture sleeve and paper labels. The tracks were the same as the 7" single.


CBS 12-6499 (UK) - price sticker from front, scan by Tom Willems

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CBS 12-6499 (UK) - 12" single rear (my copy)

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CBS 12-6499 (UK) - 12" single A-side (my copy)

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CBS 12-6499 (UK) - 12" single B-side (my copy)

7" commercial singles - S CBS 6499 (Ireland), 14 Jul 1978:


S CBS 6499 (Ireland) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)

The Irish 7" single of CBS 6499 exits unbelievably in four variations. As the first and second are similar, only the variant text is shown. The differences all concern the text to the right of the centre hole. As can be seen, the placement and alignment of the text elements differed widely!


S CBS 6499 (Ireland) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)


S CBS 6499 (Ireland) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (third variant)


S CBS 6499 (Ireland) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (third variant)


S CBS 6499 (Ireland) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (fourth variant)


S CBS 6499 (Ireland) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (first variant with "STEREO" on bottom line offset to left)

S CBS 6499 (Ireland) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (second variant with "STEREO" on bottom line aligned)

S CBS 6499 (Ireland) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (third variant with "CBS Records", "STEREO" and "45 RPM" on last three lines)


S CBS 6499 (Ireland) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (fourth variant with "5:17", "STEREO" and "45 RPM" on last three lines)


S CBS 6499 (Ireland) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (fourth variant)

Information and scans of the promo 7" single from Hans Seegers, information and scans of the commercial 7" singles from Ronald Born. Thanks also to Tom Willems for the test pressing and sticker scans.


"Baby Stop Crying"/"New Pony" - 7" promo and commercial singles - CBS/Sony 06SP 241 (Japan), 21 Jul 1978:


CBS/Sony 06SP 241 (Japan) - front of insert, scan by Hans Seegers

This 7" stereo single came in a generic CBS/Sony Japan single sleeve with an insert. Four copies are shown, all with the same insert. The first has white promo labels, the second has the orange commercial labels but with a promo stamp, and the third and fourth are regular commercial releases. The first variant commercial release has the same label style as the promo release without Japanese song titles. The second variant commercial release has Japanese song titles under the English titles.

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


CBS/Sony 06SP 241 (Japan) - rear of insert, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS/Sony 06SP 241 (Japan) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


CBS/Sony 06SP 241 (Japan) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


CBS/Sony 06SP 241 (Japan) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release variant 1 with promo stamp)


CBS/Sony 06SP 241 (Japan) - detail of A-side (promo stamp), scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony 06SP 241 (Japan) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release variant 1)

CBS/Sony 06SP 241 (Japan) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release variant 1)

CBS/Sony 06SP 241 (Japan) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release variant 1)


CBS/Sony 06SP 241 (Japan) - detail of B-side, scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release variant 1)


CBS/Sony 06SP 241 (Japan) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release variant 2)

CBS/Sony 06SP 241 (Japan) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release variant 2)

CBS/Sony 06SP 241 (Japan) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release variant 2)

CBS/Sony 06SP 241 (Japan) - detail of B-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release variant 2)

"Baby Stop Crying"/"New Pony" - 7" commercial singles - CBS BA 222441 Australia); CBS BA 461884 (New Zealand), Jul 1978:


CBS BA 222441 Australia) - A-side scan by Gerard Germano (promo release)
The Australian and New Zealand releases came without picture sleeves and had orange/yellow CBS labels. The labels of the Australian promo single have extra text "PROMOTION ONLY NOT FOR SALE" printed above the centre hole. The Australian singles came in the generic sleeve illustrated.

Thanks to Bill Hester for information about the New Zealand release and to Hans Seegers and Gerard Germano for scans.


CBS Australia 1975-80 generic sleeve scan by Hans Seegers


CBS BA 222441 Australia) - detail of A-side, scan by Gerard Germano (promo release)


CBS BA 222441 Australia) - detail of A-side, scan by Gerard Germano (promo and commercial releases)

CBS BA 222441 Australia) - B-side scan by Gerard Germano (promo release)

CBS BA 222441 Australia) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


CBS BA 222441 Australia) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


CBS BA 461884 (New Zealand) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers

CBS BA 461884 (New Zealand) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS BA 461884 (New Zealand) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers

"Baby Stop Crying"/"New Pony" - 7" single: CBS SSC 1739 (South Africa), 1978:


CBS SSC 1739 (South Africa) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (R-1233)
This single contains a unique 3:30 edit of the A-side (R-1233, the album track is 5:17), the B-side is the standard album track. Full details are therefore in 1978.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS SSC 1739 (South Africa) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara

"Baby Stop Crying"/"New Pony" - 7" single: S-CBS 6499 (Kenya), 1978:


S-CBS 6499 (Kenya) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara
This single can be found with a PolyGram sleeve. Many records from different companies released in East Africa (Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika/Tanzania) and later in Kenya were made in the pressing plant of PolyGram in Nairobi, Kenya.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


S-CBS 6499 (Kenya) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara

"Baby Stop Crying"/"New Pony" - 7" single, CBS 11916 (Costa Rica), Jun 1978:


CBS 11916 (Costa Rica) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 11916 (Costa Rica) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 11916 (Costa Rica) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 11916 (Costa Rica) - A-side in Indica sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 11916 (Costa Rica) - detail of Indica sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

This very rare single was made in Costa Rica by Indica S.A. (Industria de Discos Centroamericano) and distributed throughout Central America. It came in a distinctive orange/yellow Indica sleeve. This was a special sleeve made to commemorate the centenary of recorded sound with the logo "100 Años del Sonido Grabado. 1877/1977" used for the first time in 1977 but also in the period 1978-79. After this time, Indica returned to the usual orange/white CBS design, see 7" Single Sleeves.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"All Along The Watchtower"/"It's All Right, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" - promo 7" single, CBS/Sony YAPA 26 (Japan), Aug 1978:


CBS/Sony YAPA 26 (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers
Both tracks on this single which was never released commercially are from Bob Dylan At Budokan. It has white CBS/Sony promo labels.

Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for finding this single on eil.com, and to Hans Seegers for further information and scans.


CBS/Sony YAPA 26 (Japan) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony YAPA 26 (Japan) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony YAPA 26 (Japan) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers

"Changing Of The Guards" - 7" promo and commercial singles with 3:39 edit of A- or B-side, Columbia/CBS international releases Aug-Dec 1978:

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Columbia 3-10851 (US promo) - short version (R-0147) , scan by Hans Seegers
For full details of these releases, see 1978.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.

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S CBS 6935 (UK promo) - short version (R-0147)


CBS 6559 (NL/West Germany) - front scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 6559 (Italy) - front scan by Hans Seegers

Pepita Favorit SPSK 70357 (Hungary) - front (my copy)

"Is Your Love In Vain?"/"We Better Talk This Over" - 7" promo and commercial singles, S CBS 6718 (UK); 12" commercial single, S CBS 12 6718 (UK/Ireland), 29 Sep 1978:

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S CBS 6718 (UK) - promo 7" single A-side, scan by Hans Seegers

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S CBS 6718 (UK) - promo 7" single B-side, scan by Hans Seegers


 S CBS 6718 (UK) - commercial 7" single A-side, scan by Kenneth Robson (solid centre)


 S CBS 6718 (UK) - commercial 7" single B-side, scan by Kenneth Robson (solid centre)


 S CBS 6718 (UK) - commercial 7" single A-side, scan by Ronald Born (cut-out centre)


 S CBS 6718 (UK) - commercial 7" single B-side, scan by Ronald Born (cut-out centre)
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S CBS 12 6718 (UK) - 12" single front (my copy)

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S CBS 12 6718 (UK) - 12" single rear (my copy)

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S CBS 12 6718 (UK) - 12" single A-side

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S CBS 12 6718 (UK) - 12" single B-side


S CBS 12 6718 (Ireland) - 12" single A-side scan by Manuel García Jara


S CBS 12 6718 (Ireland) - 12" single B-side scan by Manuel García Jara

Both tracks are the regular studio versions from Street-Legal.

The promo 7" single has buff CBS labels with a large red "A" on the A-side, the commercial 7" and 12" singles have orange/yellow CBS labels. The 7" singles did not have picture sleeves. The song title on the B-side of the 12" single is printed as "We'd Better Talk This Over" - a British English speaker has corrected the grammar! J The rare Irish 12" single uses the UK sleeve but the record was made in Ireland.

The photograph from which this 12" single artwork was derived was used in 2001 for a UK promotional CD single to celebrate Bob's 60th birthday called The Voice Of Every Generation, see 2001.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Kenneth Robson, Gerd Rundel, Ronald Born and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Changing Of The Guards"/"Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)" - 7" promo and commercial singles, Columbia 3-10851 (USA), 24 Oct 1978:


Columbia 3-10851 (USA) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0147)
This single had a 3:39 edit of the A-side (R-0147), so full details can be found in 1978.

Information and scan from Hans Seegers.


"Love Minus Zero/No Limit"/"Is Your Love In Vain" - 7" promo and commercial singles, CBS BA 222534 (Australia), Nov 1978:
Both tracks are live versions from the Bob Dylan At Budokan album.

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CBS BA 222534 (Australia) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)

CBS BA 222534 (Australia) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)

CBS BA 222534 (Australia) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release with promo stamp)

CBS BA 222534 (Australia) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release, no promo stamp this side)

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CBS BA 222534 (Australia) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


CBS BA 222534 (Australia) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release as example on left)

The first promo single has the words "PROMOTIONAL ONLY - NOT FOR SALE" printed below the CBS logo on both A- and B-sides. The second promo single is a commercial copy with "SAMPLE RECORD - NOT FOR SALE" rubber stamped on the A-side only.

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


"Changing Of The Guards" - 7" jukebox singles, CBS JC 117/118 (Italy), Dec 1978:


CBS JC 117 (Italy) - A-side scan by Peter Denzler
These two singles apparently each had the full-length version of the track from Street-Legal (6:36) on the A-side and a non-Dylan track on the B-side. JC 117 has Io Ti Amero by Ana Y Johnny, while JC 118 has Black Water Gold by The Sunshine Band.

Peter Denzler says: "JC 117 has an edit of Changing Of The Guards, which I think to be unique; it is not the single edit, but a fade out of the album version, fading out 38 seconds early at 5:58 mins." Although the record label lists the song as 6:36 - the then standard length - Tom Willems confirms it is 5:58. The edit is now included as a rarity in 1978. (His copy has a plain white B-side label with handwritten information but the side still plays R-0765. Does JC 118 also have the faded version? Changing Of The Guards, the full original Street-Legal version (6:36), is 30 seconds shorter than the 1999 remixed/remastered version. It's now still available on CD on 1994's Greatest Hits Vol. 3, and even on the 2007 3CD set Dylan, so it's not a rarity.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Peter Denzler and Tom Willems for information and scans.


CBS JC 117 (Italy) - B-side scan by Peter Denzler


CBS JC 117 (Italy) - alternate B-side scan by Tom Willems


CBS JC 118 (Italy) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS JC 118 (Italy) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS JC 117 (Italy) - jukebox strip scan by Hans Seegers


CBS JC 118 (Italy) - jukebox strip scan by Hans Seegers


"Is Your Love In Vain?"/"Changing Of The Guards" - 7" single, CBS 6524 (NL for France), Dec 1978:


CBS 6524 (NL for France) - front scan by Hans Seegers
This rare single was manufactured in Holland for export to France. Both tracks are from the Street-Legal album. This single has the full length 6:36 version of Changing Of The Guards on the B-side (6:36). For worldwide 7" singles with a 3:39 radio edit of Changing Of The Guards, see 1978.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


CBS 6524 (NL for France) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 6524 (NL for France) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 6524 (NL for France) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 6524 (NL for France) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 6524 (NL for France) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 6524 (NL for France) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (6:36)

"Changing Of The Guards"/"New Pony" - 7" promo and commercial singles, CBS 6559 (NL/West Germany/France/Spain/Italy/Yugoslavia), Dec 1978; Pepita Favorit SPSK 70357 (Hungary), Dec 1978:


CBS 6559 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers

As these singles have a 3:39 radio edit of the Changing Of The Guards album track from Street-Legal as the A-side, full details are in 1978. The Hungarian single was the only Bob Dylan single issued in pre-perestroika Hungary! It is an authorised copy licensed by CBS.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Raoul Verolleman for information and scans.


CBS S 6559 (West Germany) - front scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


CBS S 6559 (West Germany) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


CBS 6559 (France) - front scan by Hans Seegers
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CBS 6559 (Spain) - front scan by Raoul Verolleman

CBS 6559 (Italy) - front scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 6559 (Yugoslavia) - front scan by Hans Seegers

Pepita Favorit SPSK 70357 (Hungary) - front (my copy)

"Changing Of The Guards"/"Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)" - 7" single, S CBS 6935 (UK), 29 Dec 1978:


S CBS 6935 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers
Both tracks are the regular studio versions from Street-Legal. The B-side has a misprint on the word "Señor" - the tilde over the "n" to make "ñ" is misplaced to over the "e"!

For a UK promo 7" single with the same catalogue number with both full length and edited versions of the A-side, see 1978.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


S CBS 6935 (UK) - B-side with misprint, scan by Hans Seegers

S CBS 6935 (UK) - detail of B-side with misprint, scan by Hans Seegers

"When I Paint My Masterpiece" - radio station promo?, Columbia (catalogue number?) (USA), 1978-79:

R-0139 When I Paint My Masterpiece - a previously unknown version is said to have been played on the radio in the US in 1978-79, this could have been the live version from the film Renaldo & Clara, but it has not been otherwise reported as a radio station promo. Can anyone confirm?


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