"Searching For A Gem"

Bob Dylan's Officially Released Rarities and Obscurities

Audio: 1989

All the songs listed in the Official Rarities section are cross-referenced by song title in these alphabetical pages.
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This yearly page now contains only the main Rarities List! Promotional Items (Albums and Singles) are now here. All Honourable Mentions are now here.

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: 30 January, 2017


Titles in red are not available on a currently released Bob Dylan CD (for these see bobdylan.com )

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Various Artists "Folk Classics (Roots Of American Folk Music)" - promo LP , Columbia CAS 1689 (USA)/promo cassette, Columbia FCT 45026 (USA), 1989:

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Columbia CAS 1689 (USA) - sleeve sticker scan by Hans Seegers
This LP has a plain white sleeve with a sticker in the top right hand corner. The cassette insert has a gold promo stamp and liner notes by Jeff Rosen (Bob Dylan's business manager then and now) and Tim Goodkind.

R-0004-4 Swing And Turn Jubilee (traditional) - Bob plays harmonica for Carolyn Hester, from her first Columbia album Carolyn Hester, see 1962 (stereo version)
For a full list of the compilations on which this track has appeared, also see 1962.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Ian Woodward for information and scans.

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Columbia CAS 1689 (USA) - label scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia FCT 45026 (USA) - cassette insert scan by Ian Woodward

Steve Goodman - "The Original Steve Goodman", CD compilation, Buddah Records SCD-4923 (USA), 1989; cassette compilation: Buddah Records SMC-4923 (USA), 1989:

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Buddah SCD-4923 (USA)

Buddah SMC-4923 (USA) - front of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

Buddah SMC-4923 (USA) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (includes R-0093)

Buddah SMC-4923 (USA) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)

R-0093-5 Somebody's Else's Troubles (Steve Goodman) - Bob plays piano under the name of "Robert Milkwood Thomas" and provides harmony vocals
This song was recorded in Sep 1972 and was the title track of Steve's Dec 1972 Buddah album (
see 1972), which was itself re-released by Buddah on CD, July 1999.

This set has only eight tracks and is not the same as The Essential... Steve Goodman, which was a 20-track 2LP set, or The City Of New Orleans, which was a 23-track set - for both see 1976. The Original Steve Goodman was re-released in 1993 by Special Music (Special Music 4923) - scans required!

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Steve Goodman - "City Of New Orleans", CD compilation, Buddah/Pair Records PCD-2-1233 (USA), 1989:


Buddah/Pair Records PCD-2-1233 (USA) - scan by Hans Seegers


Buddah/Pair Records PCD-2-1233 (USA) - front insert scan by Hans Seegers


Buddah/Pair Records PCD-2-1233 (USA) - rear insert scan by Hans Seegers


Buddah/Pair Records PCD-2-1233 (USA) - CD scan by Hans Seegers


Buddah Records 87.001-2 (West Germany, 1976) - front scan by Ronald Born

R-0093-6 Somebody's Else's Troubles (Steve Goodman) - Bob plays piano under the name of "Robert Milkwood Thomas" and provides harmony vocals - from the Dec 1972 album of the same name (see 1972)

This set has 19 tracks and, although they both contain R-0093, is not the same as the 1976 2LP set called The City Of New Orleans, which was a 23-track set, see 1976

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"Everything Is Broken" - 3" and 5" CD and 12" vinyl European singles: CBS 655358 6 (UK 12")/CBS 655358 8 (UK Limited Edition 12" with sticker and free print), CBS 655358 2 (UK CD single in card sleeve), CBS 655358 3 (Austria 3" CD single), 23 Oct 1989/Cassette: Columbia 38T 73062 (USA), Oct 1989:
This single was only issued in the USA as a cassette single (Columbia 38T 73062, see below). For pictures of two 7" test pressings of Everything Is Broken from CBS UK and France, plus a Spanish single-sided promo 7" single, see US & International Stereo Singles & EPs 1987-89. For the commercial 7" single, which has Death Is Not The End from Down In The Groove as the B-side, also see US & International Stereo Singles & EPs 1987-89.

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CBS 655358 6 (UK) - 12" single front (my copy)

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CBS 655358 6 (UK) - 12" single rear


CBS 655358 8 (UK) - numbered print with Limited Edition 12" single, scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 655358 6 (UK) - acetate of 12" single, A-side scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 655358 6 (UK) - acetate of 12" single, B-side scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 655358 6 (UK) - 12" single rear with promo sticker, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 655358 6 (UK) - 12" single, detail of rear with promo sticker, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 655358 6 (UK) - 12" single, detail of rear with catalogue number


CBS 655358 8 (UK) - Limited Edition 12" single, rear scan by Hans Seegers (detail with new catalogue number sticker)

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CBS 655358 6 (UK) - 12" single, A-side

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CBS 655358 6 (UK) - 12" single, B-side with R-0205


CBS 655358 8 (UK) - Limited Edition 12" single with sticker, front scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 655358 8 (UK) - Limited Edition 12" single, rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 655358 6 (NL) - 12" single, front scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 655358 6 (NL) - 12" single, front scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 655358 6 (NL) - 12" single, A-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 655358 6 (NL) - 12" single, B-side scan by Hans Seegers

R-0205 Dead Man, Dead Man - live version from Saenger Theater, New Orleans, LA. 10 Nov 1981

Thanks to Rob van Estrik for information: "The complete 1981 New Orleans concert was recorded and remixed by Daniel Lanois. This track is taken from that remix."

This live performance is also on the B-side of a 1989 Japanese cassette single (scan required), on the 1993 Japanese promo CD Mr. D's Collection # 3 (see 1993), and on the 2001 Japanese live compilation Bob Dylan Live 1961-2000: Thirty Nine Years Of Great Concert Performances (see 2001)

The UK and Dutch 12" single has I Want You live from Dylan And The Dead as the third track. The UK single has a blue sleeve, while the Dutch single has a black sleeve. The right-hand pictures show the A- and B-sides of the original 12" UK acetate, stock labels with handwritten song titles. R-0205 is not shown as live (see comments below).

The vinyl singles themselves have red labels with the white CBS logo. The Dutch single label identifies the source of R-0205, but the UK label does not.

There was also a UK "Limited Edition" 12" single (CBS 655358 8) with free numbered print and sticker on cover. The labels of the record were still 655358 6.


"Everything Is Broken" - 3" and 5" CD European singles: BS 655358 2 (UK CD single in card sleeve), CBS 655358 3 (Austria 3" CD single), 23 Oct 1989:

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CBS 655358 2 (UK) - 5" CD single card sleeve (my copy)

Instead of the live I Want You on the 12" single, the 4 track CD single has Where Teardrops Fall from Oh Mercy and The Ugliest Girl In The World from Down In The Groove. Alan Hoaksey also reports a 12" single release with this tracklist but Hans Seegers says no such item was produced.

The UK 5" CD single came in a card sleeve with a detail of the album cover picture. The 3" CD single and the vinyl singles have the full picture.

The 3" card sleeve is the only CD sleeve that actually identifies the performance of Dead Man, Dead Man - "Recorded live in New Orleans, November 10, 1981"! The 3" CD (right) is red, while the 5" CD is silver.


CBS 655358 3 (Austria) - 3" CD single in fold-out card sleeve (my copy)

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CBS 655358 2 (UK) - 5" CD single back

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CBS 655358 2 (UK) - 5" CD single, scan by David Plentus

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CBS 655358 3 (Austria) - outside of 3" CD single fold-out card sleeve (my copy)


CBS 655358 3 (Austria) - 3" CD single fold-out card sleeve (inside right, the inside left is blank), scan by Brian Clarke

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CBS 655358 3 (Austria) - 3" CD single

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Brian Clarke for information and scans. The UK 12" single, UK 5" CD single and Austrian 3" CD single are my copies, although David Plentus was able to make a much better scan of the silver 5" CD single than I could!


"Everything Is Broken" - stereo cassette single: Columbia 38T 73062 (USA), Oct 1989:
This single was only issued in the USA as a cassette.

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Columbia 38T 73062 (USA) - cassette single front scan by John Howells
This US cassette single in a card sleeve has Everything Has Broken plus R-0205, also identified as "Recorded live in New Orleans, November 10, 1981". This was the last commercial (i.e. on direct sale to the public) Dylan single in any format issued in the USA until "Independent Record Store Day" promotions started in Apr 2009!

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Columbia 38T 73062 (USA) - cassette single rear scan by John Howells


Columbia 38T 73062 (USA) - cassette single Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia 38T 73062 (USA) - cassette single Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

It uses the same cover design as a US promo CD single with just the title track, see US & International Stereo Singles & EPs 1987-89. The cassette is light grey with black text, there are no paper labels.

Thanks to John Howells and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Up Close: Bob Dylan" - 2 radio broadcast CDs, MediaAmerica Up Close #89-23 (USA), broadcast 31 Oct 1989:

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Up Close #89-23 (USA) - CD scan by Hans Seegers

R-0336-2 Tweeter And The Monkey Man - from The Travelling Wilburys Vol. 1 (for more Travelling Wilburys rarities for 1989 see here)

R-0205-2 Dead Man, Dead Man - live version from Saenger Theater, New Orleans, LA, 10 Nov 1981, B-side of 1989 Columbia single (see above)
Later released on the 1993 Japanese promo CD Mr. D's Collection # 3 (see 1993) and now also available on the 2001 Japanese live compilation Bob Dylan Live 1961-2000: Thirty Nine Years Of Great Concert Performances (see 2001)

R-0427    Interview segments with Bob
The interview segments with Bob come from an interview with Dan Neer which was recorded in October 1989, probably at the WNEW-FM radio station in New York (the program was produced by Neer Perfect Productions for MediaAmerica).

The full list of songs is:

Disc 1: Everything Is Broken; Political World; What Was It You Wanted?; Blowin' In The Wind; Subterranean Homesick Blues; Tweeter And The Monkey Man (R-0336); Like A Rolling Stone; Rainy Day Women #12 & 25; Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again; Positively 4th St.

Disc 2: I Want You (from Dylan & The Dead); Silvio; Knockin' On Heaven's Door; Lay, Lady, Lay; Gotta Serve Somebody; Tight Connection To My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love?); Dead Man, Dead Man (R-0205); Man In The Long Black Coat; Where Teardrops Fall; Most Of The Time.

The primary purpose of the broadcast is to showcase Oh Mercy, and there are also interviews with Daniel Lanois, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Jerry García, Bob Weir, Mark Knopfler, etc.

Thanks to Ole Lien, John Gaylor and Hans Seegers for all the information about these radio show CDs.

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Up Close #89-23 (USA) - Cue sheet page 1, photocopy by Ole Lien
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Up Close - front generic sleeve scan by Hans Seegers
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Up Close #89-23 (USA) - Cue sheet page 2, photocopy by Ole Lien
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Up Close - Rear generic sleeve scan by Hans Seegers

Various Artists - "The Live Show" - radio station CD, Radio Today/ABC Radio Networks show #72 (USA), broadcast 20-26 Nov 1989:

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The Live Show - generic CD front insert, scan by Hans Seegers

Bob's contribution was a rarity, from The Last Waltz (see 1978):

R-0140-2 Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Rev Gary Davies, arr. Eric von Schmidt)  - recorded live with The Band, Winterland, San Francisco, CA, Nov 1976

For other radio station CDs from "The Live Show", see US & International Stereo Singles & EPs 1987-89 and US & International Stereo Singles & EPs 1990-94.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


The Live Show #89-72 cue sheet, scan by Hans Seegers

The Live Show #89-72 CD, scan by Hans Seegers

Promotional/Regular Items for 1989


Living In Another Country: International Stereo Releases

Stereo promo items for 1989 which don't contain rare material but which are still very collectable are now included with promo releases of regular albums and commercially released singles on the appropriate page in International Stereo Releases. Dylan & The Dead 1989
Dylan & The Dead
(1989)
Oh Mercy 1989
Oh Mercy
(1989)

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