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Empire Burlesque
(1985)

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.

This page is still incomplete - more international releases of this set required.


Knocked Out Loaded
(1986)

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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 17 January, 2017.


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Original US stereo 5LP boxed set, Columbia C5X 38830, 7 Nov 1985 (also available as 3 cassettes, CXT 38830). The CD edition, Columbia C3K 38830, was released in Jan 1986.

The front centre picture is a 1965 photograph by Daniel Kramer.

Thanks to "Betsy" for the poster scan - it has the text "C38830 (C) 1985 CBS Inc." and was given away with promotional copies of the US boxed set. Thanks also to Hans Seegers for information.


Poster given away in the USA with promotional copies of Columbia C5X 38830, scan by "Betsy"

Mixed Up Confusion over Mixed Up Confusion: This original boxed set contains an overdubbed alternate take of Mixed Up Confusion that was replaced on the 1997 CD release by R-0888, a stereo mix of the original single, R-0007 (see 1962). The alternate take was given a rarity number R-0748. The 1985 releases are therefore also listed in 1985. A remastered CD release was released with mistakes in Aug 1997 and corrected in Oct 1997. The Aug 1997 recalled edition is therefore also listed in 1997. Because the latest releases of Biograph now contain the alternate take of Mixed Up Confusion from 1985, R-0888, the stereo mix of the original single is now a rarity, also see 1997! This means that R-0748 is no longer a rarity, but I am leaving it with this number in case the situation changes again.

Positively 4th Street: The stereo version of Positively 4th Street included here is the one from the original stereo Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits 1967 compilation and is timed at 3:52. The version on the latest remastered releases of Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, including the 2012 Steve Hoffman release from Audio Fidelity, is timed at 4:12, and is a former rarity (R-0049, see Released Rarities).

Percy's Song: An alternate take of Percy's Song, take 1 (7:11), recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 23 Oct 1963, has been released in Dec 2013 on 50th Anniversary Collection 1963, a very limited edition 6LP boxed set, see 2013. The Biograph notes, Michael Krogsgaard and Glen Dundas list this take as the version on Biograph, 1985, but if the 2013 release is right, it cannot be! The only other complete take was recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 24 Oct 1963 (take 3, 7:43), so that must be the Biograph version. Thanks to Bob Stacy for reminding me that this was the conclusion of Clinton Heylin, who thought that the Biograph version is much more polished than the alternate take, and must date from the second day.


Vinyl and Tape Releases


"Biograph" - 12" boxed set edition, 5LP set - Columbia C5X 38830 (USA), Nov 1985:
This release now contains a rarity, so is also included in 1985.


Columbia C5X 38830 (USA) - LP box front with sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 1)

This set was first released in a 12" box on 5 LPs or 3 cassettes - each LP was in a picture sleeve with song notes for each side. As well as a full colour 12" 36-page booklet, in the cassette edition and in the slightly later CD edition the picture LP sleeves were included as a second 12" booklet (see below).

The colour tints of the two boxes shown are different - on the first box (variant 1) Bob's face has an orange tint, but on the second box (variant 2), Bob's face has a more reddish tint.


Columbia C5X 38830 (USA) - LP box front sticker scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia C5X 38830 (USA) - LP box front with two stickers, scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 2)


Columbia C5X 38830 (USA) - second LP box front sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia C5X 38830 (USA) - LP box rear scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 1)


Columbia C5X 38830 (USA) - LP box rear scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 2)


Columbia C5X 38830 (USA) - detail of LP box rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 2)


Columbia C5X 38830 (USA) - detail of LP box rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (both variants)

Columbia C5X 38830 (USA) - detail of LP box rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 1 - no "Columbia" logo at bottom left, credits in one centred column)

Columbia C5X 38830 (USA) - detail of LP box rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 2 - "Columbia" logo at bottom left, credits in two centred columns)


Columbia C5X 38830 (USA) - booklet front scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia C5X 38830 (USA) - booklet rear scan by Gerd Rundel


(USA) - inner sleeve front scan by Gerd Rundel (Record 1)


(USA) - inner sleeve rear scan by Gerd Rundel (Record 1)


Columbia C5X 38830 (USA) - photo by Jeremy Mayle


Columbia C5X 38830 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (Record 1, Side 1)


Columbia C5X 38830 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (Record 1, Side 2)


(USA) - inner sleeve front scan by Gerd Rundel (Record 2)


(USA) - inner sleeve rear scan by Gerd Rundel (Record 2)

Columbia C5X 38830 (USA) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (Record 2, Side 1)

Columbia C5X 38830 (USA) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (Record 2, Side 2)

Columbia C5X 38830 (USA) - inner sleeve front scan by Gerd Rundel (Record 3)


Columbia C5X 38830 (USA) - inner sleeve rear scan by Gerd Rundel (Record 3)


Columbia C5X 38830 (USA) - Side 5 scan by Gerd Rundel (Record 3, Side 1)


Columbia C5X 38830 (USA) - Side 6 scan by Gerd Rundel (Record 3, Side 2)

Columbia C5X 38830 (USA) - inner sleeve front scan by Gerd Rundel (Record 4)


Columbia C5X 38830 (USA) - inner sleeve rear scan by Gerd Rundel (Record 4)


Columbia C5X 38830 (USA) - Side 7 scan by Gerd Rundel (Record 4, Side 1)


Columbia C5X 38830 (USA) - Side 8 scan by Gerd Rundel (Record 4, Side 2)


Columbia C5X 38830 (USA) - inner sleeve front scan by Gerd Rundel (Record 5)


Columbia C5X 38830 (USA) - inner sleeve rear scan by Gerd Rundel (Record 5)

Columbia C5X 38830 (USA) - Side 9 scan by Gerd Rundel (Record 5, Side 1)


Columbia C5X 38830 (USA) - Side 10 scan by Gerd Rundel (Record 5, Side 2)

The top and bottom parts of the 12" US square box are separate, not hinged on the left as previously reported. Gerd Rundel has three copies with two different rear designs of the bottom credits. The first copy (variant 1) is still sealed - the records of the second copy (variant 2) have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - AL 38831-1C, Side 2 - BL 38831-1C, Side 3 - AL 38832-1C, Side 4 - BL 38832-1C, Side 5 - AL 38833-1C, Side 6 - BL 38833-1E, Side 7 - AL 38834-1A, Side 8 - BL 38834-1A, Side 9 - AL 38835-1C, Side 10 - BL 38835-1B. Each side has “STERLING” also stamped in the vinyl (the set was mastered at Sterling Sound, New York). The third copy shown, a sealed copy of variant 2, has two front stickers.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel, Patrick Helfrich and Jeremy Mayle for information and scans.


"Biograph" - 12" boxed set edition, 3 cassette set - Columbia CXT 38830 (USA), Nov 1985:


Columbia CXT 38830 (USA) - front of box scan by Gerd Rundel
Thanks to Magnus Peterson Olson for the scan of the sticker from the US cassette box, which is noticeably different from the US LP box sticker above.

The three cassettes are in a black plastic tray. There are two booklets, same as the European release below - the second stapled 12" booklet has images of the record inner sleeves. The cassettes are light grey with black text, there are no paper labels, unlike the European cassettes.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


Columbia CXT 38830 (USA) - detail of front of box, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CXT 38830 (USA) - sticker on front of box, scan by Magnus Peterson Olsson


Columbia CXT 38830 (USA) - rear of box scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia CXT 38830 (USA) - detail of rear of box, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia CXT 38830 (USA) - detail of rear of box, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia CXT 38830 (USA) - inside of box with cassettes, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia CXT 38830 (USA) - outside of cassette 1 insert, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia CXT 38830 (USA) - inside of cassette 1 insert, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia CXT 38830 (USA) - outside of cassette 2 insert, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia CXT 38830 (USA) - inside of cassette 2 insert, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia CXT 38830 (USA) - outside of cassette 3 insert, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia CXT 38830 (USA) - inside of cassette 3 insert, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CXT 38830 (USA) - detail of rear of box, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CXT 38830 (USA) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (cassette 1, Side 1)

Columbia CXT 38830 (USA) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (cassette 1, Side 2)

Columbia CXT 38830 (USA) - cassette Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (cassette 2, Side 1)

Columbia CXT 38830 (USA) - cassette Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (cassette 2, Side 2)

Columbia CXT 38830 (USA) - cassette Side 5 scan by Gerd Rundel (cassette 3, Side 1)

Columbia CXT 38830 (USA) - cassette Side 6 scan by Gerd Rundel (cassette 3, Side 2)

"Biograph" - 12" boxed set edition, 5LP set - CBS 20-66509 (NL for Europe), Nov 1985; CBS 66509 (NL for Europe), late 1980s:
This release now contains a rarity, so is also included in 1985.


CBS 20-66509 (NL for Europe) - front of UK promo LP boxed set with stickers, photo from eBay

The LP sleeves are all shown below for the Australian 5LP release along with all ten record labels. The 5LP and 3 cassette releases sold in the UK were sourced from Holland. The records in the Dutch 5LP set are in plain sleeves and the box includes the second 12" booklet instead.

Thanks to David Burgess for the scan of the original sticker advertising 53 songs on 5 albums - mine is long gone! Thanks also to Renaud Depierreux for finding the promo LP boxed set from the UK on eBay.

The records of Gerd Rundel's copy have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 01-66509-2A-1, Side 2 - 01-66509-1B-1, Side 3 - 01-66509-1C-1, Side 4 - 01-66509-2D-1, Side 5 - 01-66509-1E-1, Side 6 - 01-66509-2F-1, Side 7 - 01-66509-2G-1, Side 8 - 01-66509-2H-1, Side 9 - 01-66509-2I-1, Side 10 - 01-66509-2J-1.

Thanks to David Burgess and Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


CBS 20-66509 (NL for Europe) - UK promo LP boxed set front sticker, photo from eBay


CBS 20-66509 (NL for Europe) - rear of UK promo LP boxed set, photo from eBay


CBS 20-66509 (NL for Europe) - front of LP boxed set, scan by David Burgess (copy bought in UK)


CBS 20-66509 (NL for Europe) - detail of front of LP boxed set, scan by David Burgess (copy bought in UK)


CBS 20-66509 (NL for Europe) - front of LP boxed set with sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel

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CBS 20-66509 (NL for Europe) - sticker on front of box, scan by David Burgess (copy bought in UK)


CBS 20-66509 (NL for Europe) - rear of LP boxed set, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS 20-66509 (NL for Europe) - detail of rear of LP boxed set, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 20-66509 (NL for Europe) - detail of rear of LP boxed set, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS 66509 (NL for Europe) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (Record 1, Side 1)


CBS 66509 (NL for Europe) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS 66509 (NL for Europe) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (Record 1, Side 2)


CBS 66509 (NL for Europe) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (Record 2, Side 1)


CBS 66509 (NL for Europe) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (Record 2, Side 2)

CBS 66509 (NL for Europe) - Side 5 scan by Gerd Rundel (Record 3, Side 1)


CBS 66509 (NL for Europe) - Side 6 scan by Gerd Rundel (Record 3, Side 2)


CBS 66509 (NL for Europe) - Side 7 scan by Gerd Rundel (Record 4, Side 1)

CBS 66509 (NL for Europe) - Side 8 scan by Gerd Rundel (Record 4, Side 2)


CBS 66509 (NL for Europe) - Side 9 scan by Gerd Rundel (Record 5, Side 1)


CBS 66509 (NL for Europe) - Side 10 scan by Gerd Rundel (Record 5, Side 2)


CBS 66509 (NL for Europe) - detail of rear of box, scan by Gerd Rundel (compare with Spanish release below)


CBS 66509 (NL for Europe) - box spine top, scan by Manuel García Jara (compare with Spanish release below)


CBS 66509 (NL for Europe) - box spine left, scan by Manuel García Jara (compare with Spanish release below)


"Biograph" - 12" boxed set edition, 3 cassette set - CBS 40-66509 (NL for Europe), Nov 1985:


CBS 40-66509 (NL for Europe) - front of cassette boxed set (my copy)
The second cassette booklet is plain yellow on the outside front and back. The first printed page is Page 2, the front of the sleeve for record 1 on the 5LP set.

Tom Willems has a copy of the Dutch set, bought sealed, where cassette 2 is correctly labelled but contains non-Dylan music! No other copy like this has been reported to me.

The cassettes are black with red CBS paper labels (similar to the record labels). They are in clear plastic cases.


CBS 40-66509 (NL for Europe) - detail of front of cassette boxed set (my copy)


CBS 40-66509 (NL for Europe) - rear of cassette boxed set (my copy)


CBS 40-66509 (NL for Europe) - insert for cassette 1 (reverse is blank)


CBS 40-66509 (NL for Europe) - insert for cassette 2 (reverse is blank)


CBS 40-66509 (NL for Europe) - insert for cassette 3 (reverse is blank)


CBS 40-66509 (NL for Europe) - front of cassette release booklet 1


CBS 40-66509 (NL for Europe) - detail of cassette Side 1


CBS 40-66509 (NL for Europe) - Side 1 (cassette 1, Side 1)

CBS 40-66509 (NL for Europe) - Side 2 (cassette 1, Side 2)

CBS 40-66509 (NL for Europe) - Side 3 (cassette 2, Side 1)


CBS 40-66509 (NL for Europe) - rear of cassette release booklet 1


CBS 40-66509 (NL for Europe) - Page 2 of cassette release booklet 2


CBS 40-66509 (NL for Europe) - Side 4 (cassette 2, Side 2)

CBS 40-66509 (NL for Europe) - Side 5 (cassette 3, Side 1)

CBS 40-66509 (NL for Europe) - Side 6 (cassette 3, Side 2)

"Biograph" - 12" boxed set edition, 5LP set - CBS S 66509 (Spain), Nov 1985:


CBS S 66509 (Spain) - box front scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS S 66509 (Spain) - detail of box front, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS S 66509 (Spain) - box rear scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 66509 (Spain) - detail of box rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 66509 (Spain) - booklet front scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 66509 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (Record 1, Side 1)


CBS S 66509 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS S 66509 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (Record 1, Side 2)

CBS S 66509 (Spain) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (Record 2, Side 1)

CBS S 66509 (Spain) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (Record 2, Side 2)

CBS S 66509 (Spain) - Side 5 scan by Manuel García Jara (Record 3, Side 1)

CBS S 66509 (Spain) - Side 6 scan by Manuel García Jara (Record 3, Side 2)

CBS S 66509 (Spain) - Side 7 scan by Manuel García Jara (Record 4, Side 1)

CBS S 66509 (Spain) - Side 8 scan by Manuel García Jara (Record 4, Side 2)

CBS S 66509 (Spain) - Side 9 scan by Manuel García Jara (Record 5, Side 1)

CBS S 66509 (Spain) - Side 10 scan by Manuel García Jara (Record 5, Side 2)

This Spanish boxed set is very rare! The box and the records were made in Spain. There were two booklets and the records were in plain white paper sleeves. The records have red CBS labels and the copies shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - 66509-AO, Side 2 - 66509-4BO, Side 3 - 66509-CO, Side 4 - 66509-DO, Side 5 - 66509-EO, Side 6 - 66509-FO, Side 7 - 66509-GO, Side 8 - 66509-HO, Side 9 - 66509-IO, Side 10 - 66509-JO.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS S 66509 (Spain) - detail of box rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (compare with Dutch release above)


CBS S 66509 (Spain) - box spine top, scan by Manuel García Jara (compare with Dutch release above)


CBS S 66509 (Spain) - box spine left, scan by Manuel García Jara (compare with Dutch release above)


"Biograph" - 12" boxed set edition, three cassette set - CBS 40-66509 (Spain), 1986:


CBS 406-6509 (Spain) - cassette release box front scan by Manuel García Jara
This Spanish boxed set is again very rare! The box and the cassettes were made in Spain. The address of Discos CBS S.A. on the rear of the box is Paseo de la Castellana 93, 28046 Madrid. There were two booklets as for the Spanish vinyl set. The cassette inserts are quite different from those for the Dutch-made cassettes above, they have smaller, but have the tracklisting on the inside. The cassettes are also completely different from the Dutch-made cassettes, they are light grey instead of black, and have no paper labels, the black text is printed directly on to each cassette. They are also in black CBS plastic cases (the Dutch cassettes were in clear cases).

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS 406-6509 (Spain) - cassette release front of booklet 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 406-6509 (Spain) - cassette release box rear scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 406-6509 (Spain) - detail of cassette release box rear scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 406-6509 (Spain) - detail of cassette release box front, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 406-6509 (Spain) - detail of cassette, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 406-6509 (Spain) - cassette release front of booklet 2, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 406-6509 (Spain) - detail of cassette release box rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 406-6509 (Spain) - outside of insert for cassette 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 406-6509 (Spain) - rear of cassette 1 in CBS case, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 406-6509 (Spain) - inside of insert for cassette 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 406-6509 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (cassette 1, Side 1)

CBS 406-6509 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (cassette 1, Side 2)

CBS 406-6509 (Spain) - outside of insert for cassette 2, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 406-6509 (Spain) - rear of cassette 2 in CBS case, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 406-6509 (Spain) - inside of insert for cassette 2, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 406-6509 (Spain) - Side 3 scan by Manuel García Jara (cassette 2, Side 1)

CBS 406-6509 (Spain) - Side 4 scan by Manuel García Jara (cassette 2, Side 2)

CBS 406-6509 (Spain) - outside of insert for cassette 3, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 406-6509 (Spain) - rear of cassette 3 in CBS case, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 406-6509 (Spain) - inside of insert for cassette 3, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 406-6509 (Spain) - Side 5 scan by Manuel García Jara (cassette 3, Side 1)

CBS 406-6509 (Spain) - Side 6 scan by Manuel García Jara (cassette 3, Side 2)


CBS 406-6509 (Spain) - detail of inside of all three cassette inserts, scan by Manuel García Jara
CBS 406-6509 (Spain) - cassette release box spine top, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 406-6509 (Spain) - cassette release box spine left, scan by Manuel García Jara


"Biograph" - 12" boxed set edition, 5LP promo and commercial sets - CBS S5BP 703 (Australia), Nov 1985:

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CBS S5BP 703 (Australia) - front of 5LP box, scan by Stuart Moore
This release now contains a rarity, so is also included in 1985.

This set has the same first booklet as the UK set above. The records are in buff inner sleeves with track notes. The promo copy has a gold stamp on the rear of the box and white CBS promo labels. The commercial copy has orange/yellow CBS labels.

Thanks to Stuart Moore for information and scans.

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CBS S5BP 703 (Australia) - promo stamp on rear of 5LP box, scan by Stuart Moore

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CBS S5BP 703 (Australia) - rear of 5LP box with promo stamp, scan by Stuart Moore
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CBS S5BP 703 (Australia) - front of sleeve for record 1, scan by Stuart Moore

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CBS S5BP 703 (Australia) - rear of sleeve for record 1, scan by Stuart Moore

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CBS S5BP 703 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (promo release, record 1, Side 1)

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CBS S5BP 703 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (promo release, record 1, Side 2)

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CBS S5BP 703 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (commercial release, record 1, Side 1)
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CBS S5BP 703 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (commercial release, record 1, Side 2)
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CBS S5BP 703 (Australia) - front of sleeve for record 2, scan by Stuart Moore

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CBS S5BP 703 (Australia) - rear of sleeve for record 2, scan by Stuart Moore

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CBS S5BP 703 (Australia) - Side 3 scan by Stuart Moore (promo release, record 2, Side 1)
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CBS S5BP 703 (Australia) - Side 4 scan by Stuart Moore (promo release, record 2, Side 2)
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CBS S5BP 703 (Australia) - Side 3 scan by Stuart Moore (commercial release, record 2, Side 1)
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CBS S5BP 703 (Australia) - Side 4 scan by Stuart Moore (commercial release, record 2, Side 2)
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CBS S5BP 703 (Australia) - front of sleeve for record 3, scan by Stuart Moore
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CBS S5BP 703 (Australia) - rear of sleeve for record 3, scan by Stuart Moore
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CBS S5BP 703 (Australia) - Side 5 scan by Stuart Moore (promo release, record 3, Side 1)

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CBS S5BP 703 (Australia) - Side 6 scan by Stuart Moore (promo release, record 3, Side 2)

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CBS S5BP 703 (Australia) - Side 5 scan by Stuart Moore (commercial release, record 3, Side 1)
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CBS S5BP 703 (Australia) - Side 6 scan by Stuart Moore (commercial release, record 3, Side 2)
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CBS S5BP 703 (Australia) - front of sleeve for record 4, scan by Stuart Moore
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CBS S5BP 703 (Australia) - rear of sleeve for record 4, scan by Stuart Moore
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CBS S5BP 703 (Australia) - Side 7 scan by Stuart Moore (promo release, record 4, Side 1)
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CBS S5BP 703 (Australia) - Side 8 scan by Stuart Moore (promo release, record 4, Side 2)
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CBS S5BP 703 (Australia) - Side 7 scan by Stuart Moore (commercial release, record 4, Side 1)
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CBS S5BP 703 (Australia) - Side 8 scan by Stuart Moore (commercial release, record 4, Side 2)
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CBS S5BP 703 (Australia) - front of sleeve for record 5, scan by Stuart Moore
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CBS S5BP 703 (Australia) - rear of sleeve for record 5, scan by Stuart Moore
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CBS S5BP 703 (Australia) - Side 9 scan by Stuart Moore (promo release, record 5, Side 1)
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CBS S5BP 703 (Australia) - Side 10 scan by Stuart Moore (promo release, record 5, Side 2)
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CBS S5BP 703 (Australia) - Side 9 scan by Stuart Moore (commercial release, record 5, Side 1)
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CBS S5BP 703 (Australia) - Side 10 scan by Stuart Moore (commercial release, record 5, Side 2)

"Biograph" - 12" boxed set edition, 5LP commercial set - CBS S5BP 703 (New Zealand), Nov 1985:

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CBS S5BP 703 (New Zealand) - front of 5LP box, scan by Stuart Moore

CBS S5BP 703 (New Zealand) - rear of 5LP box, scan by Bill Hester

CBS S5BP 703 (New Zealand) - detail of rear of 5LP box, scan by Bill Hester

CBS S5BP 703 (New Zealand) - booklet front scan by Bill Hester

CBS S5BP 703 (New Zealand) - booklet rear scan by Bill Hester

CBS S5BP 703 (New Zealand) - detail of booklet rear, scan by Bill Hester

CBS S5BP 703 (New Zealand) - Side 1 scan by Bill Hester (record 1, Side 1)

CBS S5BP 703 (New Zealand) - detail of Side 1, scan by Bill Hester (record 1, Side 1)

CBS S5BP 703 (New Zealand) - Side 2 scan by Bill Hester (record 1, Side 2)

CBS S5BP 703 (New Zealand) - Side 3 scan by Bill Hester (record 2, Side 1)

CBS S5BP 703 (New Zealand) - Side 4 scan by Bill Hester (record 2, Side 2)

CBS S5BP 703 (New Zealand) - Side 5 scan by Bill Hester (record 3, Side 1)

CBS S5BP 703 (New Zealand) - Side 6 scan by Bill Hester (record 3, Side 2)

CBS S5BP 703 (New Zealand) - Side 7 scan by Bill Hester (record 4, Side 1)

CBS S5BP 703 (New Zealand) - Side 8 scan by Bill Hester (record 4, Side 2)

CBS S5BP 703 (New Zealand) - Side 9 scan by Bill Hester (record 5, Side 1)

CBS S5BP 703 (New Zealand) - Side 10 scan by Bill Hester (record 5, Side 2)

This release uses the Australian box, booklet and record sleeves, but the records themselves were manufactured in New Zealand.

Thansk to Stuart Moore and Bill Hester for information and scans.


"Biograph" - 12" boxed set edition, 5LP promo and commercial sets - CBS/Sony 00AP 3136 (Japan), 5 Mar 1986:


CBS/Sony 00AP 3136 (Japan) - front with top obi, scan by Wil Gielen


CBS/Sony 00AP 3136 (Japan) - rear with top obi, scan by Wil Gielen (promo release)


CBS/Sony 00AP 3136 (Japan) - detail of rear, scan by Wil Gielen (promo release)

CBS/Sony 00AP 3136 (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Wil Gielen (promo release)

CBS/Sony 00AP 3136 (Japan) - detail of Side 1, scan by Wil Gielen (promo release)

CBS/Sony 00AP 3136 (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Wil Gielen (commercial release)

This release has a back top obi with blue and white text. The price is ¥10, 000 (the "00" in the catalogue number indicates this). The rear of the box has date "H-3-5" (5 Mar 1986). As well as the inner sleeves there were two booklets, a 36-page booklet in English and a 40-page booklet in English and Japanese. The records have orange CBS/Sony labels. The promo copy shown has Japanese characters indicating "Sample" on the record labels to the right of the centre hole.

Thanks to Wil Gielen for information and scans.


"Biograph" - 12" boxed set edition, 5LP set - Discos CBS 138658/662 (Brazil), Nov 1985:


Discos CBS 138658/662 (Brazil) - front of 5LP boxed set
This 5LP set was manufactured in Brazil and has orange/yellow Discos CBS labels in the same inner sleeves as other releases. It has the release number "138658/662" on the spine of the box.

Thanks to Arie de Reus for information and scans.


Discos CBS 138658/662 (Brazil) - rear of 5LP boxed set, scan by Arie de Reus

Discos CBS 138658/662 (Brazil) - detail of rear of 5LP boxed set, scan by Arie de Reus

Discos CBS 138658 (Brazil) - Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus (record 1, Side 1)

Discos CBS 138658 (Brazil) - Side 2 scan by Arie de Reus (record 1, Side 2)

Discos CBS 138659 (Brazil) - Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus (record 2, Side 1)

Discos CBS 138659 (Brazil) - Side 2 scan by Arie de Reus (record 2, Side 2)

Discos CBS 138660 (Brazil)
- Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus (record 3, Side 1)

Discos CBS 138660 (Brazil)
- Side 2 scan by Arie de Reus (record 3, Side 2)

Discos CBS 138661 (Brazil)
- Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus (record 4, Side 1)

Discos CBS 138661 (Brazil) - Side 2 scan by Arie de Reus (record 4, Side 2)

Discos CBS 138662 (Brazil) - Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus (record 5, Side 1)

Discos CBS 138662 (Brazil) - Side 2 scan by Arie de Reus (record 5, Side 2)

"Biograph" - 12" boxed set edition with T-shirt, 5LP set - Discos CBS 138658/662 (Brazil), 1985(?):


Discos CBS 138658/662 (Brazil) - box in bag with T-shirt and stickers, photo by Jim Siddy
This still sealed 5LP set in a bag with a T-shirt was exclusive to the Museo do Brasil music store chain, and bought at their store in São Paulo.

Thanks to Jim Siddy for photos.


Discos CBS 138658/662 (Brazil) - sticker photo by Jim Siddy

Discos CBS 138658/662 (Brazil) - sticker photo by Jim Siddy

"Biograph" - 3 cassette "book-style" edition, CBS 5PC 703 (Australia), (late 1980s?):

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CBS 5PC 703 (Australia) - front scan by Stuart Moore
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CBS 5PC 703 (Australia) - cassette 1 insert scan by Stuart Moore
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CBS 5PC 703 (Australia) - inside of cassette 1 insert, scan by Stuart Moore
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CBS 5PC 703 (Australia) - cassette 1 Side 1, scan by Stuart Moore
BiographAusCas1Side2.jpg (39506 bytes)
CBS 5PC 703 (Australia) - cassette 1 Side 2, scan by Stuart Moore
BiographAusCas2InsertFront.jpg (23874 bytes)
CBS 5PC 703 (Australia) - cassette 2 insert scan by Stuart Moore
BiographAusCas2InsertInside.jpg (19144 bytes)
CBS 5PC 703 (Australia) - inside of cassette 2 insert, scan by Stuart Moore
BiographAusCas2Side1.jpg (37087 bytes)
CBS 5PC 703 (Australia) - cassette 2 Side 1, scan by Stuart Moore
BiographAusCas2Side2.jpg (38459 bytes)
CBS 5PC 703 (Australia) - cassette 2 Side 2, scan by Stuart Moore
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CBS 5PC 703 (Australia) - outside scan by Stuart Moore
BiographAusCas3InsertFront.jpg (25361 bytes)
CBS 5PC 703 (Australia) - cassette 3 insert scan by Stuart Moore
BiographAusCas3InsertInside.jpg (18110 bytes)
CBS 5PC 703 (Australia) - inside of cassette 3 insert, scan by Stuart Moore
BiographAusCas3Side1.jpg (39009 bytes)
CBS 5PC 703 (Australia) - cassette 3 Side 1, scan by Stuart Moore
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CBS 5PC 703 (Australia) - cassette 3 Side 2, scan by Stuart Moore

This 3 cassette release comes in a "book-style" case, so probably dates from the late 1980s, before the CBS logo was replaced by Columbia in Australia. The cassettes are light grey with light blue text, there are no paper labels.

Thanks to Stuart Moore for information and scans.


CD Releases (1985 Edition)


"Biograph" - 12" boxed set edition, 3CD set - Columbia C3K 38830 (USA), Jan 1986:
The CD edition was released in 1986 in a 12" square box and later in a 12" x 6" "long box" in the USA, Columbia C3K 86568 (scans of the latter required).


Columbia C3K 38830 (USA) - front of CD release box, scan by Jack Guerreiro

Columbia C3K 38830 (USA) - detail of front of CD release, scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia C3K 38830 (USA) - rear of CD release box, scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia C3K 38830 (USA) - front of CD1, scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia C3K 38830 (USA) - rear of CD1, scan by Jack Guerreiro

Columbia C3K 38830 (USA) - CD1 scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia C3K 38830 (USA) - front of CD2, scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia C3K 38830 (USA) - rear of CD2, scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia C3K 38830 (USA) - CD2 scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia C3K 38830 (USA) - front of CD3, scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia C3K 38830 (USA) - rear of CD3, scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia C3K 38830 (USA) - CD3 scan by Jack Guerreiro

This release now contains a rarity, so is also included in 1985.

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro, Jean-Pol Hiernaux and Anton Sylvain for information and scans.


"Biograph" - 12" boxed set edition, 3CD set - CBS CDCBS 66509 (NL for Europe), 1986?; Columbia COL CD 66509 (NL for Europe), 1991:


CBS CDCBS 66509 (NL for Europe) - front of CD release box, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

The first European release had discs made in Japan, discs for later releases were made in Austria. Manuel García Jara's second CBS release has CBS inserts but Columbia discs made in Austria. Jean-Pol Hiernaux's copy has the same discs but Columbia inserts (only shown for CD1).

Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux and Anton Sylvain for information and scans. Thanks to Neil Burling for the picture of the European box.


Columbia COL CD 66509 (NL for Europe) - detail of front of CD release box, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux (third release)

CBS CDCBS 66509 (NL for Europe) - rear of CD release box, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)


CBS CDCBS 66509 (NL for Europe) - picture found on eBay by Neil Burling (first release)


CBS CDCBS 66509 (NL for Europe) - front insert for CD1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

CBS CDCBS 66509 (NL for Europe) - reverse front insert for CD1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

CBS CDCBS 66509 (NL for Europe) - rear insert for CD1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)
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CBS CDCBS 66509 (NL for Europe) - CD1 scan by Anton Sylvain (first release, disc made in Japan)

Columbia CD 66509 (NL for Europe) - CD1 scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, disc made in Austria)

CBS CDCBS 66509 (NL for Europe) - front of booklet for CD release box, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

Columbia CD 66509 (NL for Europe) - detail of CD1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, disc made in Austria)

CBS CDCBS 66509 (NL for Europe) - front insert for CD2, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

CBS CDCBS 66509 (NL for Europe) - reverse of front insert for CD2, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

CBS CDCBS 66509 (NL for Europe) - rear insert for CD2, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

Columbia CD 66509 (NL for Europe) - CD2 scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, disc made in Austria)

CBS CDCBS 66509 (NL for Europe) - front insert for CD3, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

CBS CDCBS 66509 (NL for Europe) - reverse of front insert for CD3, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

CBS CDCBS 66509 (NL for Europe) - rear insert for CD3, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

Columbia CD 66509 (NL for Europe) - CD3 scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, disc made in Austria)

Columbia COL CD 66509 (NL for Europe) - front insert for CD1, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux (third release)


Columbia COL CD 66509 (NL for Europe) - rear insert for CD1, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux (third release)


Columbia CD 66509 (NL for Europe) - CD1 scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux (third release, disc made in Austria)


"Biograph" - double-width jewel case edition, 3CD set - CBS/Sony 00DP 401-3 (Japan), 5 Mar 1986, re-released 1989:


CBS/Sony 00DP 401-3 (Japan) - front of slipcase with obi, scan by Wil Gielen (1986 release)
This edition comes in a double-width jewel case in a slipcase which also contains a 12 page booklet and a 36 page booklet, both in English and Japanese. The pack has a card box-type obi. The original 1986 price was ¥10,000 (the meaning of the "00" in the catalogue number). This was before the introduction of sales tax in Japan. It was re-released in 1989 after the introduction of sales tax with an obi price of ¥9,394 (¥9,120 plus sales tax). The obi shown dates from 1989 - all other packaging is the same as the 1986 release.

Thanks to Wil Gielen for information and scans.


CBS/Sony 00DP 401-3 (Japan) - detail of obi, scan by Wil Gielen (1986 release - ¥10,000)


CBS/Sony 00DP 401-3 (Japan) - front of slipcase with obi, scan by Wil Gielen (1989 release)


CBS/Sony 00DP 401-3 (Japan) - detail of obi, scan by Wil Gielen (1989 release - ¥9,394)

CBS/Sony 00DP 401-3 (Japan) - front of slipcase, scan by Wil Gielen

CBS/Sony 00DP 401-3 (Japan) - rear of slipcase, scan by Wil Gielen

CBS/Sony 00DP 401-3 (Japan) - front insert scan by Wil Gielen

CBS/Sony 00DP 401-3 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Wil Gielen

CBS/Sony 00DP 401-3 (Japan) - front of first booklet, scan by Wil Gielen

CBS/Sony 00DP 401-3 (Japan) - front of second booklet, scan by Wil Gielen

CBS/Sony 00DP 401-3 (Japan) - front of unfolded card obi, scan by Wil Gielen (1986 release)

CBS/Sony 00DP 401-3 (Japan) - front of unfolded card obi, scan by Wil Gielen (1989 release)

CBS/Sony 00DP 401-3 (Japan) - rear of unfolded card obi, scan by Wil Gielen (1986 and 1989 releases)


CBS/Sony 00DP 401 (Japan) - CD1 scan by Wil Gielen


CBS/Sony 00DP 402 (Japan) - CD2 scan by Wil Gielen

CBS/Sony 00DP 403 (Japan) - CD3 scan by Wil Gielen

CD Releases (Aug 1997 Recalled Edition)


"Biograph" - recalled 3CD jewel case edition, Columbia C3K 65298 (USA), Aug 1997:
This edition, which had to be recalled because of the mistakes listed in 1997, was released in the USA only, reportedly in a run of 5,000 copies. The first run of the Oct 1997 corrected edition has the same catalogue number, C3K 65298. Apparently the recalled Biograph can be identified from the corrected reissue without breaking the seal, because the grey on the cover is a true grey, whereas the corrected release has a reddish tinge to the grey. This is not true of the UK release, Columbia 488099 2 (see below), which was the corrected version from the outset, and where the grey on the cover is definitely a true grey, so I can't personally confirm this.

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Columbia C3K 65298 (USA) - front of slipcase (my copy)
There are typos on the back of the slipcase, but they are on both this and the corrected edition below:
- Missing spaces in the descriptions of the tracks "Like a Rolling Stone," "Baby I'm In The Mood For You," "Gotta Serve Somebody," and "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" - for these tracks the description is "(release information -0/0/00)" rather than "(release information - 0/0/00)".
- "Ureleased" for "Unreleased" in the sentence "Unreleased material mixed by Thom Panunzio..."
Thanks to Sean Murdock for this information.

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Columbia C3K 65298 (USA) - rear of slipcase


Columbia C3K 65298 (USA) - front insert (my copy)


Columbia C3K 65298 (USA) - rear insert

Columbia C3K 65298 (USA) - front of booklet

Columbia C3K 65298 (USA) - rear of booklet


Columbia C3K 65298 (USA) - CD1


Columbia C3K 65298 (USA) - CD2


Columbia C3K 65298 (USA) - CD3

CD Releases (Oct 1997 Corrected Edition)

This set corrects the three errors of the recalled edition and leaves in one change - the version of Mixed Up Confusion is now a previously unreleased stereo version of the original single, not the alternate take from the original Biograph (see above).

Thanks to Tom Willems for news that the 2011 European 3CD "ecolbook" release of Biograph (see below) contains the alternate take of Mixed Up Confusion from the 1985 release of the set (R-0145 see 1962 and 1985). If this is a deliberate change, and not just a "Columbia Cock-up" that will be corrected as in 1997, then the 1997 stereo version of the original single (see 1962) will become a rarity! It has been provisionally allocated the R-number of R-0888.

Thanks to Blake Eikenberry for information that 2013's Side Tracks, released as a 2CD set as part of The Complete Album Collection Vol. One and also as a limited numbered edition 3LP set, also contains the alternate take of Mixed Up Confusion from the 1985 release of Biograph (R-0748). This means a "Columbia Cock-up" has been set in stone! See International Album Releases (Regular) - 2010s Multi-Packs and International Album Releases (Dylan-Only Compilations) 2010s.


"Biograph" - revised 3CD jewel case edition, Columbia C3K 65298 (USA), Oct 1997:


Columbia C3K 65298 (USA) - front of slipcase (my copy)
This release is the same as the revised edition in all visible respects, see above and 1997.

"Biograph" - 3CD jewel case edition, Columbia COL 488099-2 (Austria for Europe), Oct 1997:

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Columbia COL 488099-2 (Austria for Europe) - front of slipcase (my copy)

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Columbia COL 488099-2 (Austria for Europe) - rear of slipcase

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Columbia COL 488099-2 (Austria for Europe) - front of booklet


Columbia COL 488099-2 (Austria for Europe) - CD1 scan by Bill Hester (copy sold in New Zealand)


Columbia COL 488099-2 (Austria for Europe) - CD2 scan by Bill Hester (copy sold in New Zealand)


Columbia COL 488099-2 (Austria for Europe) - CD3 scan by Bill Hester (copy sold in New Zealand)

This release comes in a double-width jewel case, with the original 12" booklets and record sleeves consolidated into a small booklet. Note the lighter grey on the front of the slipcase compared to the US release.

The CDs are the same as the 2002 "book" edition, see below. Thanks to Bill Hester for scans of the CDs from his copy bought in New Zealand. They were made in Austria and the packaging looks identical to that of my copy bought in the UK.


"Biograph" - 3CD jewel case edition, Columbia CDCOL 5435 TR (South Africa), Oct 1997:


Columbia CDCOL 5435 TR (South Africa) - front of slipcase, scan by Keith Schweiger
This remastered set in a double-width CD jewel case was manufactured in R.S.A. (Republic of South Africa). The packaging looks the same as my European copy.

Thanks to Keith Schweiger for information and scans.


Columbia CDCOL 5435 TR (South Africa) - rear of slipcase, scan by Keith Schweiger


Columbia CDCOL 5435 TR (South Africa) - front insert scan by Keith Schweiger

Columbia CDCOL 5435 TR (South Africa) - rear insert scan by Keith Schweiger

Columbia CDCOL 5435 TR (South Africa) - front of booklet, scan by Keith Schweiger

Columbia CDCOL 5435 TR (South Africa) - rear of booklet, scan by Keith Schweiger

Columbia CDCOL 5435 TR (South Africa) - CD1 scan by Keith Schweiger

Columbia CDCOL 5435 TR (South Africa) - CD2 scan by Keith Schweiger

Columbia CDCOL 5435 TR (South Africa) - CD3 scan by Keith Schweiger


Columbia CDCOL 5435 TR (South Africa) - spine of slipcase, scan by Keith Schweiger


"Biograph" - 3CD "book-style" edition, Columbia/Legacy CSK 86568 (USA); Columbia/Legacy COL 508123-2 (Europe), Oct 2002:


Columbia/Legacy CSK 86568 (USA) - front of cover, scan by Jack Guerreiro
Replacing the jewel case edition of 1997, the CDs are now housed in a 10" x 5½" hardback book style cover. The European CDs are identical to those of the 1997 release, with the same serial numbers: 488099-10/1, -10/2, -10/3.

Thanks to Franck Faugere for information and scans. Thanks also to Jarmo Palokallio for the information that the European set is listed by Sony Finland as:

3CD: 5099750812327
slipcase
3CD: 5099748809926

Thanks to Donald J. Senno for details of the US edition, CSK 86568. This has text on the back saying "Previously available as Columbia C3K 33830" (the original 12" box catalogue number). Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for scans of the US release.


Columbia/Legacy CSK 86568 (USA) - rear of cover, scan by Jack Guerreiro

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COL 508123-2 (Europe) - front of cover, scan by Franck Faugere

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COL 508123-2 (Europe) - rear of cover, scan by Franck Faugere


Columbia/Legacy CSK 86568 (USA) - sticker from front, scan by Jack Guerreiro

Columbia/Legacy CSK 86568 (USA) - CD1 scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia/Legacy CSK 86568 (USA) - CD2 scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia/Legacy CSK 86568 (USA) - CD3 scan by Jack Guerreiro
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COL 508123-2 (Europe) - CD1, scan by Franck Faugere

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COL 508123-2 (Europe) - CD2, scan by Franck Faugere

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COL 508123-2 (Europe) - CD3, scan by Franck Faugere

"Biograph" - 3CD "book-style" edition, Sony MHCP 1151-3 (Japan), 18 Oct 2006:


Sony MHCP 1151-3 (Japan) - front with sticker, scan by Wil Gielen


Sony MHCP 1151-3 (Japan) - rear promo sheet scan by Wil Gielen


Sony MHCP 1151-3 (Japan) - rear scan by Wil Gielen

Sony MHCP 1151-3 (Japan) - first booklet scan by Wil Gielen

Sony MHCP 1151-3 (Japan) - second booklet scan by Wil Gielen

Sony MHCP 1151-3 (Japan) - front sticker scan by Wil Gielen

Sony MHCP 1151-3 (Japan) - detail of rear promo sheet, scan by Wil Gielen

Sony MHCP 1151 (Japan) - promo CD1 scan by Wil Gielen


Sony MHCP 1151 (Japan) - detail of promo CD1, scan by Wil Gielen


Sony MHCP 1152 (Japan) - promo CD2 scan by Wil Gielen


Sony MHCP 1152 (Japan) - detail of promo CD2, scan by Wil Gielen

Sony MHCP 1153 (Japan) - promo CD3 scan by Wil Gielen

Sony MHCP 1153 (Japan) - detail of promo CD3, scan by Wil Gielen

This book-style release comes without an obi. The copy shown is a promo and had a promo sheet covering the back of the pack inside the shrink-wrap. The CDs have "SAMPLE LOANED" in the clear centres. There are two stapled booklets, both of 44 pages in Japanese and English.

Thanks to Wil Gielen for information and scans.


"Biograph" - 3CD "ecolbook" edition, Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697 85648 2 (Europe), 28 Mar 2011:


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697 85648 2 (Europe) - front with sticker (my copy)


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697 85648 2 (Europe) - front sticker


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697 85648 2 (Europe) - front scan by Tom Willems

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697 85648 2 (Europe) - rear scan by Tom Willems


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697 85648 2 (Europe) - inside with CDs 1 & 2 and booklet, scan by Tom Willems


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697 85648 2 (Europe) - detail of rear, scan by Tom Willems


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697 85648 2 (Europe) - tray for CDs 1 & 2, scan by Tom Willems


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697 85648 2 (Europe) - tray for CD 3, scan by Tom Willems


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697 85648 2 (Europe) - CD 1 scan by Tom Willems


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697 85648 2 (Europe) - CD 2 scan by Tom Willems


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697 85648 2 (Europe) - CD 3 scan by Tom Willems

Thanks to Tom Willems for news that this 2011 European 3CD "ecolbook" release of Biograph contains the alternate take of Mixed Up Confusion from the 1985 release of the set (R-0748 - an edited version of R-0145, see 1962 and 1985). I have bought this edition, and it is indeed the alternate take. If this is a deliberate change, and not just a "Columbia Cock-up" that will be corrected as in 1997, then the stereo version of the original single (see 1962) will become a rarity again! The "ecolbook" is the size of a DVD case and contains spindles for the three CDs plus a bound-in booklet. The tray artwork is new for Biograph.


"Biographe" - 3CD "ecolbook" edition, Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 9781908709219 (France), 3 Oct 2012:


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 9781908709219 (France) - front with sticker, photo by Dag Braathen
This French edition of the above book style release has a French translation of the album title. Dag Braathen's copy also has a French language sticker on the front.

Thanks to Dag Braathen for information and photos.


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 9781908709219 (France) - front picture from amazon.fr

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 9781908709219 (France) - rear photo by Dag Braathen

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