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Infidels 1983
Infidels
(1983)

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

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


Empire Burlesque
(1985)

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Revised 26 January, 2017.



Columbia FC 39944 (USA) - no artist name above the album title

Original US stereo LP release, Columbia FC 39944, 30 Nov 1984

This album was recorded live with a band including Mick Taylor and guest Carlos Santana at St James Park, Newcastle, England, 5 Jul 1984, Wembley Stadium, London, 7 Jul 1984, and Slane Castle, Dublin, Ireland, 8 Jul 1984.

The performance pictures were taken by Guido Harari at the Arena di Verona, Verona, Italy, on 28 and 29 May 1984. You can see the arches of the Arena on the right of the rear sleeve. The picture on the rear of the inner sleeve, again by Guido Harari, was taken at the press conference at the Villa Cortine, Sirmione, Italy, also on 29 May 1984. The picture on the bottom left of the rear inner sleeve should be of Carlos Santana, but it's actually of Alphonse Johnson, Santana's bass player. (Thanks to Rod MacBeath for information.)

This album is notable for the performance of Tangled Up In Blue with completely different lyrics from the 1974 versions.

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International LP and CD fronts with "Bob Dylan" over the album title
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US CD front - note the "Compact Disc" logo

Vinyl and Tape Releases


"Real Live" - promo and commercial stereo vinyl LP releases, Columbia FC 39944 (USA), 30 Nov 1984:


Columbia FC 39944 (USA) - front scan by David Plentus (without "Bob Dylan")
The front and back of the sleeve and the front of the inner sleeve are essentially the same as my UK copy shown below, apart from the fact that "Bob Dylan" is omitted over the album title on some copies. The inner sleeve flaps of Dave Plentus' copy are folded under so the back of the inner sleeve has no black lines at the edges.

Gerd Rundel has a copy whose front sleeve has an advertising sticker from Columbia promoting the live tracks and guest artists plus a record store sticker with price $8.33. This copy has "Bob Dylan" above the album title. Stuart Moore's promo copy has a gold stamp on the rear sleeve. The record has red Columbia labels with the yellow Columbia logo in a ring round the outside.


Columbia FC 39944 (USA) - promo front scan by Gerd Rundel (with "Bob Dylan")


Columbia FC 39944 (USA) - front with stickers, scan by Gerd Rundel (with "Bob Dylan")

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Columbia FC 39944 (USA) - detail of rear sleeve with promo stamp, scan by Stuart Moore


Columbia FC 39944 (USA) - detail of rear sleeve with alternate promo stamps, photo by Simon Blokker

Columbia FC 39944 (USA) - front sticker scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia FC 39944 (USA) - front sticker scan by Gerd Rundel

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Columbia FC 39944 (USA) - rear sleeve with promo stamp, scan by Stuart Moore


Columbia FC 39944 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (compare with Canadian release below)

Columbia FC 39944 (USA) - rear of inner sleeve, scan by David Plentus


Columbia FC 39944 (USA) - Side 1 scan by David Plentus


Columbia FC 39944 (USA) - Side 2 scan by David Plentus

Simon Blokker has a US promo copy of 'Real Live' (FC 39944) with 'Bob Dylan' in white over the title on the front sleeve (unlike Dave Plentus' commercial release). The right hand corner of the back sleeve has a promo stamp that's different from the one shown by the scan from Stuart Moore. Above the "FOR PROMOTION ONLY" stamp there's another stamp that looks as if it shows "0000". The rear sleeve is the same as the US commercial release. The inner sleeve is not folded-over, but pasted on two sides. The record has red Columbia labels with the yellow Columbia logos in a ring round the outside, printed in the U.S.A., as shown. The record of this copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - P (A) PAL 39944 1K  (handwritten) plus "TML-M" stamped in very small text on the opposite side of the vinyl, Side 2 - P (handwritten) TML-S (stamped) PBL 39944 1C (handwritten). The "TML-S" is again stamped in very small text, but is now not on the opposite side of the Side 2 vinyl but between the "P" and the "PBL ......".

The record of Gerd Rundel's copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - PAL 39944 1J, Side 2 - PBL 39944 1N. Like Gerd Rundel's copy, Sergio Mariano Romay from Argentina has a copy of Columbia FC 39944 which has "Bob Dylan" over the album title like the Canadian and other worldwide releases below. The record of Sergio's copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - PAL 39944-1M and Side 2 - PBL 39944-1K.

Thanks to David Plentus, Stuart Moore, Gerd Rundel, Sergio Mariano Romay and Simon Blokker for information and pictures.


"Real Live" - promo and commercial stereo compact cassette releases, Columbia FCT 39944 (USA), Nov 1984:


Columbia FCT 39944 (USA) - cassette front with sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel (second release)
Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for finding a promo copy of this cassette on eBay. More information required! Gerd Rundel's commercial copy has a single folded card as the insert, blank on the reverse. The first release cassette is light grey with printed text in white, there are no paper labels. The second release cassette has a "BEST VALUE" sticker on the front of the case. The second release cassette is clear with printed text in white, there are again no paper labels. Both cassettes have Dolby noise reduction.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


Columbia FCT 39944 (USA) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first release)

Columbia FCT 39944 (USA) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (first release)

Columbia FCT 39944 (USA) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel (both releases, inside is blank)

Columbia FCT 39944 (USA) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second release)

Columbia FCT 39944 (USA) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (second release)

"Real Live" - promo stereo vinyl LP release, Columbia FC 39944 (Canada), 30 Nov 1984:


Columbia FC 39944 (Canada) - front scan by Gerd Rundel
The sleeve and record of this release were made in Canada. The front sleeve has "Bob Dylan" over the album title, omitted on US sleeves. Although the Canadian releases of Slow Train Coming, Saved and Infidels had barcodes, this later release does not have a barcode on the rear sleeve at top right (the US release does). The inner sleeve flaps are folded under so the back of the inner sleeve has no black lines at the edges. Like the US copies above, the copy shown has a gold promo stamp on the rear sleeve.
Columbia FC 39944 (Canada) - rear with promo stamp, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia FC 39944 (Canada) - detail of rear with promo stamp, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia FC 39944 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (compare with US release above)

Columbia FC 39944 (Canada) - inner sleeve front scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia FC 39944 (Canada) - inner sleeve rear scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia FC 39944 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia FC 39944 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia FC 39944 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel

The record has red Columbia labels with the logo in a ring round the circumference. The record of the copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - AL-39944-1A-2HZDK:, Side 2 - BL-39944-1A-2HDZK:.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"Real Live" - stereo vinyl test pressing, CBS 26334 (UK), Nov 1984:


CBS 26334 (UK) - test pressing picture by Bruce Mulle
This genuine test pressing comes in a plain white sleeve and the record has plain white labels with no text. The front of the sleeve has handwritten text: "CBS TEST PRESSING (1984)" (in black marker pen); "BOB DYLAN" (in blue marker pen); "Dylan" (in blue ballpoint pen in different handwriting); "REAL LIVE" (in green marker pen). The record has matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS 26334 A-1, Side 2 - CBS 26334 B-1.

Thanks to Bruce Mulle for information and picture.


"Real Live" - stereo vinyl LP release, CBS 26334 (UK), 29 Nov 1984:

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CBS 26334 (UK) - front (my copy)

The front sleeve has "Bob Dylan" over the album title, omitted on US sleeves. The sleeve was made in England by Shorewood Packaging Company. The copy signed by Bob in silver pen is from Fraser's Autograph's (no connection!).


CBS 26334 (UK) - front signed by Bob, scan from Fraser's Autographs

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CBS 26334 (UK) - rear


CBS 26334 (UK) - detail of rear

CBS 26334 (UK) - detail of rear

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CBS 26334 (UK) - front of inner sleeve

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CBS 26334 (UK) - rear of inner sleeve

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CBS 26334 (UK) - Side 1


CBS 26334 (UK) - detail of Side 1 (CBS copyright info at bottom of label)


CBS 26334 (UK) - detail of Side 1 ("MADE IN ENGLAND" in circumference text

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CBS 26334 (UK) - Side 2

The front of the picture inner sleeve has flaps folded-over the back, so that there is a black edge on both sides of the rear of the inner sleeve.

The record itself was made in England and my copy has orange/yellow CBS labels with "MADE IN ENGLAND" in the circumference text, CBS copyright info at the bottom of the labels, and the "LC|0149" capsule at high top right. My record has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS 26334 A2, Side 2 - CBS 26334 B2.


"Real Live" - stereo cassette release, CBS 40-26334 (UK), 29 Nov 1984:


CBS 40-26334 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Tom Willems


CBS 40-26334 (UK) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Tom Willems


CBS 40-26334 (UK) - cassette Side 1 scan by Tom Willems

CBS 40-26334 (UK) - cassette Side 2 scan by Tom Willems

This release has a single folded card as the insert. The cassette is black with orange/yellow CBS labels using the record label design, a white CBS logo and printed text in black. It has Dolby noise reduction.

Thanks to Tom Willems for information and scans.


"Real Live" - stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS 26334 (NL), Nov 1984; Columbia 467841 1 (NL), 1991:


CBS 26334 (NL) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release)

This release is essentially the same as my UK copy with "Bob Dylan" over the album title on the front sleeve, and the same picture inner sleeve, but without the black folded edges on the rear and the sides reversed (the side which was the UK front has a cut-out to enable the record to be removed more easily, normally found on the rear of a sleeve). The record itself has orange/yellow CBS labels and the copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 01-26334-4A-1, Side 2 - 01-26334-2B-1.


CBS 26334 (NL) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release)


CBS 26334 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release)


CBS 26334 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Tom Willems (alternate 1984 release)


CBS 26334 (NL) - detail of rear with CBS Sweden promo stamp, scan by Tom Willems (alternate 1984 release)


CBS 26334 (NL) - inner sleeve front scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release)


CBS 26334 (NL) - inner sleeve rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release)


CBS 26334 (NL) - detail of rear bottom right, scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release - code missing on 1991 release)

CBS 26334 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release)

Columbia 467841 1 (NL) - front with "NICE PRICE" sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)


Columbia 467841 1 (NL) - front "NICE PRICE" sticker scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)


Columbia 467841 1 (NL) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)

Columbia 467841 1 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)

CBS 26334 (NL) - detail of rear bottom left, scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release)

Columbia 467841 1 (NL) - detail of rear bottom left, scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)

Columbia 467841 1 (NL) - inner sleeve front scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)

Columbia 467841 1 (NL) - inner sleeve rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)

Columbia 467841 1 (NL) - "NICE PRICE" insert front scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)

Columbia 467841 1 (NL) - "NICE PRICE" insert rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)

Columbia 467841 1 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)


CBS 26334 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release)


CBS 26334 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release)


CBS 26334 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release)


Columbia 467841 1 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)

Columbia 467841 1 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)

Columbia 467841 1 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)

Tom Willems has two copies of CBS 26334, one the same as Gerd's but with a gold promo stamp on the rear sleeve with text "FOR PROMOTION ONLY/ NOT FOR SALE/ CBS RECORDS, SWEDEN". The second is the same but for the text "cassette" and a cassette symbol on the rear sleeve below the "58" in a circle.

The 1990s release is now on the Columbia label with a new catalogue number, Columbia 467841 1. The front sleeve has a "NICE PRICE”/“DYLAN ORIGINALS"/"30 YEARS ON COLUMBIA" sticker. It comes with a double-sided “DYLAN ORIGINALS NICE PRICE” 12" insert and the same printed inner sleeve as the 1984 release. There is a barcode at top right of the rear sleeve. The record of the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - 01-26334-4A-1 (stamped), 02-467841-20 4A1 (handwritten), Side 2 - 01-26334-3B-1 (stamped), 02-467841-20 3B1 (handwritten).

Thanks to Gerd Rundel and Tom Willems for information and scans.


"Real Live" - stereo cassette release, CBS 40-26334 (NL), Dec 1984:


CBS 40-26334 (NL) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 40-26334 (NL) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 40-26334 (NL) - cassette Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 40-26334 (NL) - cassette Side 2, scan by Manuel García Jara

This cassette release has a folded card insert with the tracklisting on the inside. The cassette is light grey with black text printed directly on to it, there are no paper labels.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Real Live" - stereo vinyl LP release, CBS 26334 (Italy), Dec 1984:


CBS 26334 (Italy) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 26334 (Italy) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 26334 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 26334 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 26334 (Italy) - inner sleeve front scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 26334 (Italy) - inner sleeve rear scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 26334 (Italy) - detail of inner sleeve front, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 26334 (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 26334 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 26334 (Italy) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

Real Live was probably the last Dylan album to be released in Italy. The only other Italian albums released after 1984 that have been found so far were records with red CBS labels like Blood On The Tracks in the "Il Rock" series or Bob Dylan At Budokan, which is again possibly part of another series.

The record comes in the standard sleeve and inner sleeve and the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - C1 26334-1L-27-11-84, Side 2 - C1 26334-2L-27-11-84 (27 Nov 1984 is presumably the pressing date).

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Real Live" - promo and commercial stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS S 26334 (Spain), Dec 1984, re-released late 1980s:
Slow Train Coming, Saved, Infidels and Real Live are the only Dylan albums from Spain where promo copies were released with white labels.


CBS S 26334 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial copy)
The front sleeve again has "Bob Dylan" over the album title, omitted on US sleeves. The sleeve and inner sleeve were printed in Spain by Indugraf of Madrid, and the Discos CBS address shown is Paseo de la Castellana 93, 28046 Madrid.
CBS S 26334 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (promo copy with two cut-off corners)

CBS S 26334 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (promo copy with two cut-off corners)

CBS S 26334 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial copy)

CBS S 26334 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and commercial copies)

CBS S 26334 (Spain) - inner sleeve front scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and commercial copies)

CBS S 26334 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (promo copy)

CBS S 26334 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo copy)

CBS S 26334 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo copy - made by DISCOS CBS S.A.)

CBS S 26334 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (promo copy)

CBS S 26334 (Spain) - inner sleeve rear scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and commercial copies)

CBS S 26334 (Spain) - detail of inner sleeve rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and commercial copies)

CBS S 26334 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and commercial copies)

CBS S 26334 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial copy - made by DISCOS CBS S.A.)

CBS S 26334 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial copy)

Manuel García Jara has a promo copy with the commercial sleeve with two cut-off corners. The record for this copy was made in Spain by Discos CBS S.A. and has white CBS promo labels. The commercial record was also made in Spain by Discos CBS S.A. and has orange/yellow CBS labels. The copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - PAL 39944 1M, Side 2 - PBL 39944 1AA.


CBS S 26334 (Spain) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1980s release, same as 1984 release)

CBS S 26334 (Spain) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1980s release, same as 1984 release)

CBS S 26334 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1980s release)

CBS S 26334 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1980s release - made by TECNODISCO S.A.)

CBS S 26334 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1980s release)

The late 1980s release comes in the same sleeve (with the Paseo de la Castellana Madrid address) and inner sleeve as the 1984 release but this time the record has red CBS labels and was made in Spain by Tecnodisco S.A., Madrid, instead of Discos CBS S.A. The record of the copy shown has very hard to read stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 26334 4 O, Side 2 - 26334 3 O.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara and Lars M. Banke for information and scans. Arie de Reus also sent in scans of the promo labels, for which thanks (my fault in missing that I already had them ready to add).


"Real Live" - stereo cassette release, CBS 40-26334 (Spain), Dec 1984:


CBS 40-26334 (Spain) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara
This cassette release has a short card insert with the tracklisting on the inside. The cassette is light grey with black text printed directly on to it, there are no paper labels.
CBS 40-26334 (Spain) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 40-26334 (Spain) - cassette Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 40-26334 (Spain) - cassette Side 2, scan by Manuel García Jara

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Real Live" - stereo vinyl LP release, CBS 26334 (Portugal), Dec 1984:


CBS 26334 (Portugal) - front scan by Gerd Rundel

This album was released and distributed by MUSICA E DISCOS, LDA. on behalf of CBS Portugal. The front sleeve has “Bob Dylan” above the album title. The record has orange/yellow CBS labels and comes with an original printed inner sleeve, with a cut-out on the side which is the front on other releases, such as my UK copy. The record of the copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 01-26334-A, Side 2 - 01-26334-B, plus "HP-PORTUGAL" stamped to the left of the matrix numbers on each side.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


CBS 26334 (Portugal) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 26334 (Portugal) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 26334 (Portugal) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 26334 (Portugal) - inner sleeve front scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 26334 (Portugal) - inner sleeve rear scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 26334 (Portugal) - detail of inner sleeve rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 26334 (Portugal) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 26334 (Portugal) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 26334 (Portugal) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS 26334 (Portugal) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel


"Real Live" - promo stereo vinyl LP release, CBS 26334 (Greece), Dec 1984:


CBS 26334 (Greece) - front scan by Gerd Rundel

Both the sleeve and the record were made in Greece. The copy shown is a promo, with an embossed stamp on the rear sleeve and a promo insert, both in Greek. The record has orange/yellow CBS labels with stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 01-26334-A, Side 2 - 01-26334-B. Both sides also have " HP-GREECE  TML-M" stamped in the vinyl.

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


CBS 26334 (Greece) - rear with promo stamp, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS 26334 (Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 26334 (Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 26334 (Greece) - detail of rear with promo stamp, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 26334 (Greece) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 26334 (Greece) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 26334 (Greece) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 26334 (Greece) - promo insert scan by Gerd Rundel

"Real Live" - promo and commercial stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS/Sony 28AP 2967 (Japan), 21 Dec 1984:


CBS/Sony 28AP 2967 (Japan) - front with obi and promo sticker, scan by Wil Gielen (promo release)

The front sleeve again has "Bob Dylan" above the album title. This record has red CBS/Sony labels, a 4-page lyric insert in English and Japanese plus a double-sided insert in English and a grey obi with black text and price ¥2,800. The front has the date "N-12-21" (21 Dec 1984) in the top right hand corner. See Index of International Releases by Country for an explanation of Japanese year date codes used from 1984 to Aug 1991. The promo copy shown has a sticker on the front sleeve and Japanese characters indicating a promo on the commercial record labels.

Thanks to Ulf Gyllenspetz and Wil Gielen for information and photos.


CBS/Sony 28AP 2967 (Japan) - detail of front, scan by Wil Gielen (promo and commercial releases)


CBS/Sony 28AP 2967 (Japan) - promo sticker scan by Wil Gielen (promo release)
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CBS/Sony 28AP 2967 (Japan) - front photo by Ulf Gyllenspetz (commercial release with obi)

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CBS/Sony 28AP 2967 (Japan) - rear photo by Ulf Gyllenspetz (commercial release with obi)


CBS/Sony 28AP 2967 (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Wil Gielen (promo release)


CBS/Sony 28AP 2967 (Japan) - detail of Side 1, scan by Wil Gielen (promo release)


CBS/Sony 28AP 2967 (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Wil Gielen (promo release)

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CBS/Sony 28AP 2967 (Japan) - Side 1 photo by Ulf Gyllenspetz (commercial release)

"Real Live" - promo and commercial stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS SBP 238041 (Australia), Dec 1984:


CBS SBP 238041 (Australia) - front scan by Stuart Moore

This release is essentially the same as my UK copy with "Bob Dylan" over the album title on the front sleeve, and the same picture inner sleeve, but without the black folded edges on the rear. The commercial release has orange/yellow CBS labels. The promo copy shown has white CBS promo labels and a gold promo stamp embossed on the rear sleeve.

Thanks to Stuart Moore for information and scans.


CBS SBP 238041 (Australia) - rear scan by Stuart Moore (commercial release)


CBS SBP 238041 (Australia) - detail of rear with promo stamp, scan by Stuart Moore


CBS SBP 238041 (Australia) - inner sleeve front, scan by Stuart Moore

CBS SBP 238041 (Australia) - inner sleeve rear, scan by Stuart Moore


CBS SBP 238041 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (promo release)


CBS SBP 238041 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (promo release)


CBS SBP 238041 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (commercial release)


CBS SBP 238041 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (commercial release)

"Real Live" - stereo cassette release, CBS PC 8041 (Australia), Dec 1984:


CBS PC 8041 (Australia) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Stuart Moore
This release is in the "CBS SUPER SOUND CASSETTE" series. The inside of the cassette insert is blank. The cassette itself is light grey with black text printed directly on to it, there are no paper labels.

Thanks to Stuart Moore for information and scans.


CBS PC 8041 (Australia) - cassette Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore


CBS PC 8041 (Australia) - cassette Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore


"Real Live" - stereo vinyl LP release, CBS SBP 238041 (New Zealand), Dec 1984:


CBS SBP 238041 (New Zealand) - front scan by Bill Hester
This release is essentially the same as my UK copy with "Bob Dylan" over the album title on the front sleeve, and the same picture inner sleeve, but without the black folded edges on the rear. It has the same catalogue number as the Australian release, and the sleeve looks the same as the Australian sleeve, although the record itself was made in New Zealand. The record has orange/yellow CBS labels.

Thanks to Bill Hester for information and scans.


CBS SBP 238041 (New Zealand) - rear scan by Bill Hester


CBS SBP 238041 (New Zealand) - detail of rear, scan by Bill Hester


CBS SBP 238041 (New Zealand) - detail of rear, scan by Bill Hester

CBS SBP 238041 (New Zealand) - inner sleeve front, scan by Bill Hester

CBS SBP 238041 (New Zealand) - inner sleeve rear, scan by Bill Hester

CBS SBP 238041 (New Zealand) - Side 1 scan by Bill Hester

CBS SBP 238041 (New Zealand) - detail of Side 1, scan by Bill Hester

CBS SBP 238041 (New Zealand) - Side 2 scan by Bill Hester

"Real Live" - stereo vinyl LP release: CBS/Sony CYA 1047 (Hong Kong), Dec 1984; stereo cassette release, CBS/Sony CYK 1047 (Hong Kong), Dec 1984:


CBS/Sony CYA 1047 (Hong Kong) - front scan by Arie de Reus

CBS/Sony CYA 1047 (Hong Kong) - rear scan by Arie de Reus

CBS/Sony CYA 1047 (Hong Kong) - detail of rear, scan by Arie de Reus

CBS/Sony CYA 1047 (Hong Kong) - detail of rear, scan by Arie de Reus

CBS/Sony CYK 1047 (Hong Kong) - cassette front photo found by Moise Potié

CBS/Sony CYA 1047 (Hong Kong) - insert scan by Arie de Reus

CBS/Sony CYA 1047 (Hong Kong) - detail of insert, scan by Arie de Reus

CBS/Sony CYA 1047 (Hong Kong) - Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus

CBS/Sony CYA 1047 (Hong Kong) - detail of Side 1, scan by Arie de Reus

CBS/Sony CYA 1047 (Hong Kong) - Side 2 scan by Arie de Reus

This release was made in Hong Kong and has a folded insert as well as an inner sleeve with the same front as the insert and lyrics on the back. The record has red/yellow CBS/Sony labels.

Thanks to Arie de Reus for information and scans. Thanks to Moise Potié for finding the Hong Kong cassette release on a Japanese Internet auction site.


"Real Live" - stereo vinyl LP release, Columbia/Himalaya CBR 8404 (Taiwan), 1984:


Columbia/Himalaya CBR 8404 (Taiwan) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
This was an official Columbia Records Dylan release in Taiwan, released in association with Himalaya Records.

The front sleeve is made of heavy card (unofficial sleeves are very flimsy) and has "Bob Dylan" over the album title and top right and CBS copyright info at bottom right. There is a double-sided 12" insert with lyrics in English on one side and pictures from the US inner sleeve in monochrome on the other. There is Chinese text on the rear sleeve and rear of the insert. The record has red Columbia labels with the logo in a ring round the circumference, and also the Himalaya logo. The labels have "PRINTED IN U.S.A.", although this may not be correct. The record of the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - PAL 39944 IM, Side 2 - PBL 39944 IAA.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Columbia/Himalaya CBR 8404 (Taiwan) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/Himalaya CBR 8404 (Taiwan) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/Himalaya CBR 8404 (Taiwan) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/Himalaya CBR 8404 (Taiwan) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/Himalaya CBR 8404 (Taiwan) - insert front scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/Himalaya CBR 8404 (Taiwan) - insert rear scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/Himalaya CBR 8404 (Taiwan) - detail of insert rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/Himalaya CBR 8404 (Taiwan) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/Himalaya CBR 8404 (Taiwan) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/Himalaya CBR 8404 (Taiwan) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

"Real Live" - stereo vinyl LP release, CBS QCL-22158/FC 39944 (Philippines), 1984/1985:


CBS QCL-22158/FC 39944 (Philippines) - front scan by Gerd Rundel

This rare release has a unique sleeve with “featuring: Carlos Santana, Ian McLagen, Mick Taylor” printed on front. It was manufactured in the Philippines for CBS by OctoArts International Inc. The record has orange/yellow CBS labels with handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - QCL-22158-A  PAL  39944-1K, Side 2 - QCL-22158-B  PBL  39944-1K.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


CBS QCL-22158/FC 39944 (Philippines) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS QCL-22158/FC 39944 (Philippines) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS QCL-22158/FC 39944 (Philippines) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS QCL-22158/FC 39944 (Philippines) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS QCL-22158/FC 39944 (Philippines) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS QCL-22158/FC 39944 (Philippines) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS QCL-22158/FC 39944 (Philippines) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel

"Real Live" - stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS 10138 (India), 1984:


CBS 10138 (India) - front scan by Arie de Reus (both variants)
This release was manufactured and distributed by CBS Gramophone Records & Tapes (India) Ltd. based in Bombay. The record was made in India and has orange/yellow CBS labels.
CBS 10138 (India) - rear scan by Arie de Reus (both variants)

CBS 10138 (India) - detail of rear, scan by Arie de Reus (both variants)


CBS 10138 (India) - detail of rear, scan by Arie de Reus (both variants)


CBS 10138 (India) - Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus (both variants)

CBS 10138 (India) - detail of Side 1, scan by Arie de Reus

CBS 10138 (India) - detail of Side 1, scan by Arie de Reus (track 3 "1 AND 1")

CBS 10138 (India) - Side 2 scan by Arie de Reus (first variant)

CBS 10138 (India) - detail of Side 2, scan by Arie de Reus (first variant "TOMBSTONES")

CBS 10138 (India) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant)

CBS 10138 (India) - detail of Side 2, scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant "TOMBSTONE")

On Side 2 track 5 was initially mistitled "TOMBSTONES BLUES" but this was subsequently corrected. Thanks to Gerd Rundel for spotting that track 3 on Side 1 is mistitled "1 AND 1" instead of "I AND I" (compare the "I"s in the other song titles).

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


"Real Live" - stereo vinyl LP release, CBS DNW 3044 (South Africa), 1984:


CBS DNW 3044 (South Africa) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS DNW 3044 (South Africa) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS DNW 3044 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS DNW 3044 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS DNW 3044 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara ("Artone Press")

CBS DNW 3044 (South Africa) - inner sleeve front scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS DNW 3044 (South Africa) - detail of inner sleeve front, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS DNW 3044 (South Africa) - inner sleeve rear scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS DNW 3044 (South Africa) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS DNW 3044 (South Africa) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS DNW 3044 (South Africa) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

The front sleeve has Bob's name above the album title, not present on the US release. This album was marketed and distributed by the Gramophone Record Co. (Pty) Ltd. (part of EMI) in South Africa on behalf of CBS Records. The sleeve was printed in South Africa by Artone Press (see detail scan). The record comes in the usual inner sleeve. The record of the copy shown has orange/yellow CBS labels and handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - DNW-3044-A, Side 2 - DNW-3044-B.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Real Live" - stereo vinyl LP release, CBS DNW 3044 (Zimbabwe), 1984:


CBS DNW 3044 (Zimbabwe) - front scan by Lars M. Banke
This release has the same catalogue number as the South African release above. The front sleeve again has Bob's name above the album title, not present on the US release. This album was again marketed and distributed by the Gramophone Record Co. (Pty) Ltd. (part of EMI) on behalf of CBS Records. The sleeve was printed in Zimbabwe by Belmont Printers (see detail scan). Belmont Printers used codes starting with "4" (in this case "4A") for sleeves they printed for CBS Records, they used other codes for other record companies. As far as I know there was no inner sleeve. The record of the copy shown has white CBS labels with red text, and again has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - DNW-3044-A, Side 2 - DNW-3044-B.

Thanks to Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


CBS DNW 3044 (Zimbabwe) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke

CBS DNW 3044 (Zimbabwe) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke

CBS DNW 3044 (Zimbabwe) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke

CBS DNW 3044 (Zimbabwe) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke ("Belmont Printers")

CBS DNW 3044 (Zimbabwe) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke

CBS DNW 3044 (Zimbabwe) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke

"Real Live" - stereo vinyl LP release, Discos CBS 138.617 (Brazil), Dec 1984:

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Discos CBS 138.617 (Brazil) - front scan by Hans Seegers
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Discos CBS 138.617 (Brazil) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

Discos CBS 138.617 (Brazil) - detail of rear with promo stamp, scan by Simon Blokker

Discos CBS 138.617 (Brazil) - front of promo insert, scan by Simon Blokker (rear is blank)

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Discos CBS 138.617 (Brazil) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers

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Discos CBS 138.617 (Brazil) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

The front sleeve of this release again has "Bob Dylan" above the album title, and the rear sleeve has the song titles in English and Portuguese, with Portuguese text. The sticker on the rear sleeve at top right probably relates to the shop where it was originally sold. The record has orange/yellow Discos CBS labels with the song titles in English and Portuguese plus Brazilian copyright numbers.

Simon Blokker has a promo copy with a gold embossed CBS stamp on the rear sleeve with "AMOSTRA INVENDAVEL [SAMPLE NOT FOR SALE]" and a single-sided promo insert in Portuguese. There are no promo stamps on the front sleeve or record labels, which are the same as shown.

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


"Real Live" - stereo vinyl LP release, CBS/Suzy 26334/ULP 1605 (Yugoslavia), 1985:


CBS/Suzy 26334/ULP 1605 (Yugoslavia) - front scan by Grzegorz J.

This album was made in Yugoslavia in 1985 by Suzy Records of Zagreb (now Croatia) for CBS. The front sleeve again has "Bob Dylan" over the album title, omitted on US sleeves. The record has the same catalogue number as the UK release plus number "ULP 1605". There are two variants of orange/yellow CBS labels, but both variant records come in the same sleeve.

Thanks to Manfred Endtner, Grzegorz J., Simon Blokker and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS/Suzy 26334/ULP 1605 (Yugoslavia) - detail of rear, scan by Simon Blokker
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CBS/Suzy 26334/ULP 1605 (Yugoslavia) - rear sleeve scan by Manfred Endtner

CBS/Suzy 26334/ULP 1605 (Yugoslavia) - detail of rear, scan by Manfred Endtner
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CBS/Suzy 26334/ULP 1605 (Yugoslavia) - Side 1 scan by Manfred Endtner (variant 1)

CBS/Suzy 26334/ULP 1605 (Yugoslavia) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1)

CBS/Suzy 26334/ULP 1605 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manfred Endtner (variant 1, variant 2 has the same text)

CBS/Suzy 26334/ULP 1605 (Yugoslavia) - Side 1 scan by Simon Blokker (variant 2)

CBS/Suzy 26334/ULP 1605 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manfred Endtner (variant 1 - all six lines of text to the right of the centre hole)

CBS/Suzy 26334/ULP 1605 (Yugoslavia) - Side 2 scan by Simon Blokker (variant 2)

CBS/Suzy 26334/ULP 1605 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Simon Blokker (variant 2 - three lines of text on each side of the centre hole)

"Real Live" - stereo cassette release, CBS Suzy 40-26334 (Yugoslavia), 1985:


CBS/Suzy 40-26334 (Yugoslavia) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara
This cassette release was again made in Yugoslavia by Suzy Records of Zagreb (now Croatia) for CBS. The cassette has a short insert and is black with yellow CBS/Suzy labels.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS/Suzy 40-26334 (Yugoslavia) - detail of outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Suzy 40-26334 (Yugoslavia) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Suzy 40-26334 (Yugoslavia) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Suzy 40-26334 (Yugoslavia) - detail of cassette Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Suzy 40-26334 (Yugoslavia) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

"Real Live" - stereo vinyl LP release, CBS CLS-5823 (Mexico), 1985:

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CBS CLS-5823 (Mexico) - front (my copy)

The front sleeve of this release again has "Bob Dylan" above the album title, and also has an information panel plus a white panel with the words "HECHO EN MEXICO" [MADE IN MEXICO] at the bottom right.

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CBS CLS-5823 (Mexico) - detail of front
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CBS CLS-5823 (Mexico) - back with titles in Spanish and English

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CBS CLS-5823 (Mexico) - Side 1

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CBS CLS-5823 (Mexico) - Side 2

The information panel looks like a sticker, but is printed as part of the sleeve. The translation is:

"Contains eight classic songs
NEVER BEFORE RECORDED LIVE
With the participation of
CARLOS SANTANA, MICK TAYLOR and GLYN JOHNS"

The rear sleeve has text translated into Spanish, with song titles in Spanish and English. The album is copyrighted 1985 in Mexico. The record is in a transparent plastic sleeve and has orange/yellow CBS labels with song titles again in Spanish and English, and written matrix numbers: Side 1 - 02-11-16316-1B, Side 2 - 02-11-16317-1B. Highway 61 Revisited is here translated as "Recorrido Por La Carretera 61" - in Uruguay the album and song title were translated as "De Nuevo En La Ruta 61"! Tombstone Blues for some reason is not translated.


"Real Live" - stereo vinyl LP release, CBS 141794 (Colombia), 1985:


CBS 141794 (Colombia) - front scan by Gerd Rundel

This rare record has orange/yellow CBS labels that are unusual in that the album title is underlined on both labels. The sleeve and record were made in Colombia. The record of Gerd Rundel's copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side A - Col. 141794-A, Side B - Col. 141794-B.

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


CBS 141794 (Colombia) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 141794 (Colombia) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 141794 (Colombia) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS 141794 (Colombia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS 141794 (Colombia) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel

CD Releases


"Real Live" - CD releases: CBS/Sony 32DP 196 (Japan), 25 Feb 1985; Sony Records SRCS 6339 (Japan), 22 Sep 1993:


CBS/Sony 32DP 196 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Sheiji Murata


CBS/Sony 32DP 196 (Japan) - outside of booklet, scan by Sheiji Murata


CBS/Sony 32DP 196 (Japan) - first inside page of booklet with track list, scan by Sheiji Murata


CBS/Sony 32DP 196 (Japan) - shaped card obi scan by Sheiji Murata
CBS/Sony 32DP 196 was the original CD release of the album in Japan. The front insert is a 28-page booklet and the CD case had a marbled-white shaped box card obi with price ¥3,200 (the price indicated by the "32" in the catalogue number). It was later re-released with price ¥3,008 (¥2,920 plus sales tax - not shown).
CBS/Sony 32DP 196 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Sheiji Murata

CBS/Sony 32DP 196 (Japan) - CD scan by Sheiji Murata

Sony Records SRCS 6339 was released in 1993. It has a black obi in the "NICE PRICE LINE 31" series with white, red and yellow text, price ¥1,800 (¥1,748 before tax) and release date "93-9-22" (22 Sep 1993). The original release date is "84-11-30" (30 Nov 1984) and the withdrawal date is "95-9-21" (21 Sep 1995).


Sony Records SRCS 6339 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Keith Schweiger
There is a front insert booklet in English and an insert in English and Japanese which folds out to a larger size. Wil Gielen has a promo copy with a numbered promo sticker on the rear insert and Japanese characters indicating a sample in the clear centre of the CD itself.

I have no information about Japanese CD releases after this date.

Thanks to Sheiji Murata, Keith Schweiger and Wil Gielen for information and scans.


Sony Records SRCS 6339 (Japan) - rear with obi, scan by Keith Schweiger

Sony Records SRCS 6339 (Japan) - rear of front insert booklet, scan by Keith Schweiger

Sony Records SRCS 6339 (Japan) - inside pages of front insert booklet, scan by Keith Schweiger

Sony Records SRCS 6339 (Japan) - fold-out insert scan by Keith Schweiger

Sony Records SRCS 6339 (Japan) - CD scan by Keith Schweiger

Sony Records SRCS 6339 (Japan) - obi scan by Wil Gielen

Sony Records SRCS 6339 (Japan) - rear insert with promo sticker, scan by Wil Gielen

Sony Records SRCS 6339 (Japan) - rear insert promo sticker scan by Wil Gielen

Sony Records SRCS 6339 (Japan) - promo CD scan by Wil Gielen

Sony Records SRCS 6339 (Japan) - detail of promo CD, scan by Wil Gielen

"Real Live" - CD release, Columbia CK 39944 (USA), (dates?):


Columbia CK 39944 (USA) - front scan by Jack Guerreiro
As far as I know this release is still on sale.

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for information and scans.


Columbia CK 39944 (USA) - rear scan by Jack Guerreiro

Columbia CK 39944 (USA) - CD scan by Jack Guerreiro

"Real Live" - CD releases, CBS CDCBS 26334 (Europe), 1980s; Columbia 467841 2 (Austria for Europe), 1990s:


CBS CDCBS 26334 (Europe) - front scan by Hervé from France

The Columbia release is still on sale. The front insert is an 8-page stapled booklet.

Thanks to Hervé from France for scans of the CBS release. The CD of this first European release was made in Japan before CBS opened a European pressing plant in Austria. It has the Dutch "BIEM/STEMRA" copyright logo.

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Columbia 467841 2 (Austria for Europe) - outside of front insert unfolded (my copy)


CBS CDCBS 26334 (Europe) - rear scan by Hervé from France


CBS CDCBS 26334 (Europe) - detail of CD, scan by Hervé from France

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Columbia 467841 2 (Austria for Europe) - centre of front insert

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Columbia 467841 2 (Austria for Europe) - rear insert

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Columbia 467841 2 (Austria for Europe) - CD

"The Complete Album Collection Vol. One" - 47CD boxed set, Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691-92431-2 (USA), 5 Nov 2013/(Europe), 4 Nov 2013; USB stick, Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88883-77314-5 (USA), 5 Nov 2013/(Europe), 4 Nov 2013; Sony Music SICP 30471-30520 (Japan), 26 Mar 2014 onwards:


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691-92431-2 (USA/Europe) - front of CD box (my copy)


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312JK26 (USA)/Europe) - front of card sleeve (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312D30 (USA) - CD30 (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312D30 (USA) - detail of CD30

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88883-77314-5 (USA/Europe) - top of USB box (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312JK26 (USA)/Europe) - rear of card sleeve (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312-30 (Europe) - CD30 scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312-30 (Europe) - detail of CD30, scan by Manuel García Jara

This massive set is the latest in a series of "Complete Columbia Album Collections" featuring artists such as Miles Davis, Charlie Mingus, Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck and even Blue Oyster Cult. The CD version of the set includes 41 Dylan albums in card sleeves, 14 of which have been remastered for this project, plus a 2CD set of previously released non-album tracks entitled Side Tracks. The albums exclude all compilations and The Bootleg Series sets, but do include the deleted 1973 Dylan album, also see 1973, and the extra 2CD set Side Tracks includes one side of the 1971 single George Jackson (Acoustic version), R-0085, see 1971. The set is therefore listed in 2013. The set also includes a hard cover book with extensive new liner notes and previously unseen photos.

All the CDs come in card sleeves. The European sleeves are made of thicker card than the US sleeves, but they are otherwise identical, so are not shown. The catalogue number on the sleeve is "88691924312JK26" plus "DISC 30". The front sleeve has "Bob Dylan" at top right, missing from both the US LP and CD releases, but present on international releases. This album has been remastered, so is the eighth Dylan album remastered for this project. The CDs are different in detail, the US Real Live CD has catalogue number "88691924312D30", whereas the European CD has catalogue number "88691924312-30". The European CD was made in the EU (probably Austria). The US and European copyright details are printed at the bottom of the Bob Dylan CDs, and round the circumference for The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan onwards, so I haven't shown them for the later CDs.

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


Sony Music SICP 30574 (Japan) - front with obi, picture from CD Japan web-site
Thanks to Sonny Boy McFitzson and Éamonn Ó Catháin for news that The Complete Album Collection will be released in Japan in four decade-related parts, with the intention to release them all in 2014. The Blu-Spec CD2 specification CDs come in card sleeves with printed inner sleeves and "SONY MUSIC" instead of "COLUMBIA" on the discs. Bob's 1980s albums from Saved to Oh Mercy will be released in Japan on 27 Aug 2014 in card sleeves as Blu-Spec CD2 discs numbered Sony Music SICP 30571 to SICP 30579. The 2013 remastered Real Live is SICP 30574, more details will be added when available.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Original Album Classics - The 80s" - 5CD set in slipcase, Columbia/Legacy 88843024172 (USA), 18 Feb 2014; Sony Music/Columbia/Legacy 88843045252 (Europe/Australia), 14 Apr 2014:


Columbia/Legacy 88843024172 (USA) - front of slipcase, picture from amazon.com
Includes: Shot Of Love, Infidels, Real Live, Dylan & The Dead and Oh Mercy.

The five CDs are housed in a cardboard slipcase and each album is in a card sleeve similar to those in The Complete Album Collection Vol. One above, but without title or catalogue numbers on the spines. The European version, also sold in Australia and New Zealand, has a different catalogue number and artwork. The slipcase and discs of Stuart Moore's copy were made in Australia.

Thanks to Tim Dunn, Fred Muller and Stuart Moore for information and scans.


Sony Music/ Columbia/Legacy 88843045252 (Europe/Australia) - front of slipcase, picture from amazon.co.uk

Sony Music/ Columbia/Legacy 88843045252 (Europe) - rear of slipcase, picture from amazon.co.uk

Sony Music/ Columbia/Legacy 88843045252 (Australia) - rear of slipcase, scan by Stuart Moore

Sony Music/ Columbia/Legacy 88843045252 (Australia) - front of card sleeve for CD3, scan by Stuart Moore

Sony Music/ Columbia/Legacy 88843045252 (Australia) - rear of card sleeve for CD3, scan by Stuart Moore

Sony Music/ Columbia/Legacy 88843045252 (Australia) - CD3 scan by Stuart Moore

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