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Down In The Groove

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Knocked Out Loaded
(1986)

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.


Dylan & The Dead
(1989)

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Revised 17 July, 2017.


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US stereo album, Columbia OC 40957 (LP), OCT 40957 (MC) CK 40957 (CD), 19 May 1988

Side 1: Let's Stick Together (Wilbert Harrison); When Did You Leave Heaven? (Walter Bullock/Richard Whiting); Sally Sue Brown (J. Alexander/E. Montgomery/T. Stafford); Death Is Not The End; Had A Dream About You, Baby.

Side 2: Ugliest Girl In The World (Bob Dylan/Robert Hunter); Silvio (Bob Dylan/Robert Hunter); Ninety Miles An Hour (Down A Dead End Street) (Hal Blair/Don Robertson); Shenandoah (Traditional); Rank Strangers To Me (Albert E. Brumley).

For two test pressings/promo releases with different track listings and eventually withdrawn rarities, see 1987. For an Argentinean commercial release with the same track listing as the second promo version, see 1988.


Preliminary front artwork by Rick Griffin - scan by Arie de Reus

The rumour at the time was that Down In The Groove was intended by Bob to be a double album but was cut down to a single album by Columbia. Certainly promos were released with two alternative track listings before the final tracklist was decided and the album was eventually released in May 1988. However, I have yet to see any physical evidence of a two disc set.

Thanks to Arie de Reus for the 1987 drawing by artist Rick Griffin (1948-91) as a preliminary study for the cover of the Dylan album then tentatively named Sheep in Wolves Clothing or Down In The Grove! The drawing is 12½" x 12½" in size.

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

Down In The Groove promo versions: Let's Stick Together (R-0195 - unfaded version); Got Love If You Want It (R-0196); Important Words (R-0194); The Usual (R-0191 - from the album Hearts Of Fire: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). For all these, see 1987

Sidewalks, Fences And Walls (Maurice Gimbel/Jerry Williams Jr.) - recorded Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 5 Mar 1987 - four versions on a cassette tape which surfaced in 2007


Vinyl and Tape Releases


"Down In The Groove" - stereo vinyl LP, Columbia OC 40957 (USA), 19 May 1988:


Columbia OC 40957 (USA) - front with two stickers, scan by Patrick Helfrich

Gerd Rundel's copy is a promo - it has the same two front stickers as Patrick Helfrich's and a gold promo stamp on the rear sleeve. The record is in a picture inner sleeve and has red Columbia labels with the Columbia logo in a ring round the circumference. It has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - PAL 40957- 2A  DMM, Side 2 - PBL 40957- 4A  DMM.

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


Columbia OC 40957 (USA) - front upper sticker, scan by Patrick Helfrich


Columbia OC 40957 (USA) - front lower sticker, scan by Patrick Helfrich

Columbia OC 40957 (USA) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (promo copy)


Columbia OC 40957 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (promo copy)


Columbia OC 40957 (USA) - inner sleeve front, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia OC 40957 (USA) - inner sleeve rear, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia OC 40957 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia OC 40957 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel

"Down In The Groove" - promo stereo cassette release, Columbia 40957 (USA), 1988:


Columbia 40957 (USA) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel
This rare promo cassette release with the commercially released tracklist has a pink insert with black text, blank on the inside. The cassette is transparent smoked grey with white Columbia paper labels and black text.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


Columbia 40957 (USA) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia 40957 (USA) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel

"Down In The Groove" - stereo cassette release, Columbia OCT 40957 (USA), 19 May 1988:


Columbia OCT 40957 (USA) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel
This cassette release has a single card insert with just the tracklist on the inside, the LP rear photo is missing. The cassette is light grey plastic with black printed text, there are no paper labels.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


Columbia OCT 40957 (USA) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia OCT 40957 (USA) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia OCT 40957 (USA) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel

"Down In The Groove" - stereo vinyl LP, Columbia OC 40957 (Canada), 19 May 1988:


Columbia OC 40957 (Canada) - front scan by Gerd Rundel
This Canadian release has the same inner sleeve as the US release. It has "MANUFACTURED IN CANADA BY CBS RECORDS CANADA LTD." on the record labels and at the bottom of the rear sleeve, as well as "LITHO IN CANADA" on the sleeve spine. The record has red Columbia labels with the Columbia logos in a ring round the circumference. The copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - AL-40957-1A5HZ:, Side 2 - BL-40957-1A5HZ:.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


Columbia OC 40957 (Canada) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia OC 40957 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia OC 40957 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia OC 40957 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia OC 40957 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia OC 40957 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel


"Down In The Groove" - stereo cassette release, Columbia OCT 40957 (Canada), 19 May 1988:


Columbia OCT 40957 (Canada) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia OCT 40957 (Canada) - detail of rear of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia OCT 40957 (Canada) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia OCT 40957 (Canada) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia OCT 40957 (Canada) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel

This Canadian cassette release has a single card insert with just the tracklist on the inside like the US release, the LP rear photo is missing. The chrome cassette is black plastic with silver printed text, there are no paper labels.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"Down In The Groove" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS 460267 1 (UK), Jun 1988:


CBS 460267 1 (UK) - front scan by Gerd Rundel

Like the US release the record is in a picture inner sleeve - it has red CBS labels. The sleeve was printed in the UK by the Shorewood Packaging Co. Ltd. Gerd Rundel's copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - 460267-1 A2, Side 2 - 460267-1 B1.

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


CBS 460267 1 (UK) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 460267 1 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 460267 1 (UK) - inner sleeve front, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 460267 1 (UK) - inner sleeve rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 460267 1 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 460267 1 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 460267 1 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS 460267 1 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel


"Down In The Groove" - promo stereo cassette, CBS 460267 4 (UK), Jun 1988:


CBS 460267 4 (UK) - promo cassette insert, scan by Ian Woodward
This cassette has a white insert with the logo and address of CBS Studios, London, and the track listing. The spine just has "BOB DYLAN", there is no album title. The cassette itself is of black plastic with no labels.

Thanks to Ian Woodward for information and scans.


CBS 460267 4 (UK) - promo cassette Side 1, scan by Ian Woodward

"Down In The Groove" - stereo cassette release, CBS 460267 4 (UK), Jun 1988:


CBS 460267 4 (UK) - front insert (my copy)
This release was made in England and has a two-fold front insert and a black cassette with red CBS labels.


CBS 460267 4 (UK) - Side 1


CBS 460267 4 (UK) - inside of front insert


CBS 460267 4 (UK) - Side 2

"Down In The Groove" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS 460267 1 (Ireland), Jun 1988:


CBS 460267 1 (Ireland) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers
Thanks to Hans Seegers and Éamonn Ó Catháin for information and scans of this rare album. The record was manufactured in Ireland, but the sleeve is the same as the UK release above.
CBS 460267 1 (Ireland) - detail of Side 1, scan by Éamonn Ó Catháin

CBS 460267 2 (Ireland) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

"Down In The Groove" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS 460267 1 (NL), Jun 1988:


CBS 460267 1 (NL) - front scan by Patrick Helfrich

Both the sleeve and record were made in Holland. The record has a picture inner sleeve and red CBS labels. The copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side1 - PAL 40957-2 DMM PRECISION US 01-460267-2A1, Side2 - PBL 40957-4 DMM PRECISION 01-460267-3B1.

This album was also released in the former German Democratic Republic (East Germany). The record of the East German release were manufactured at the Amiga pressing plant in Potsdam-Babelsberg (East Berlin) for sale in the East German Intershop "hard currency" shops and comes in the Dutch sleeve in a plain inner sleeve. The records can be identified by their simpler matrix numbers. Scans required!

Thanks to Patrick Helfrich for information and scans.


CBS 460267 1 (NL) - rear scan by Patrick Helfrich

CBS 460267 1 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Patrick Helfrich (compare with Spanish and Greek releases below)


CBS 460267 1 (NL) - inner sleeve front, scan by Patrick Helfrich


CBS 460267 1 (NL) - inner sleeve rear, scan by Patrick Helfrich

CBS 460267 1 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Patrick Helfrich

CBS 460267 1 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Patrick Helfrich

CBS 460267 1 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Patrick Helfrich


CBS 460267 1 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Patrick Helfrich


"Down In The Groove" - stereo cassette release, CBS 460267 4 (NL), Jun 1988:


CBS 460267 4 (NL) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara
This release was made in Holland and has a long folded front insert and a black cassette with red CBS labels.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS 460267 4 (NL) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 460267 4 (NL) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 460267 4 (NL) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

"Down In The Groove" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS 460267 1 (SE) (Spain), Jun 1988; CBS/Sony COL 460267 1 (Spain), 1992:


CBS 460267 1 (SE) (Spain) - front scan by Patrick Helfrich (1988 release)
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CBS 460267 1 (SE) (Spain) - rear scan by Patrick Helfrich (1988 release)
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CBS 460267 1 (SE) (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Patrick Helfrich (1988 release)
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CBS 460267 1 (SE) (Spain) - inner sleeve front, scan by Patrick Helfrich (1988 release)

CBS 460267 1 (SE) (Spain) - detail of inner sleeve front, scan by Patrick Helfrich (1988 release)

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CBS 460267 1 (SE) (Spain) - inner sleeve rear, scan by Patrick Helfrich (1988 release)

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CBS 460267 1 (SE) (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release)

CBS 460267 1 (SE) (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release)

CBS 460267 1 (SE) (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release)

CBS 460267 1 (SE) (Spain) - detail of Side 2, scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release, "SHENANDOAH" spelled correctly, compare with below)


CBS 460267 1 (SE) (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release)

This album has a picture inner sleeve like the Dutch album above. The outer and inner sleeves were printed in Spain by Offset ALG. The record was made in Spain by Discos CBS S.A. and has red CBS labels.


CBS/Sony COL 460267 1 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1992 release)

That there was a 1992 CBS/Sony re-release of this Spanish album is very surprising because Down In The Groove was the worst selling Dylan album in Spain! The rear sleeve has a CBS/Sony logo instead of a CBS logo, even though this copy has a big price sticker from El Corte Inglés (995 pesetas, €6.00) hiding this logo. The text at the bottom of the rear sleeve is also different. This reissue doesn't include the original inner sleeve. The record labels have red CBS/Sony logos. Note Shenandoah is misspelled "SHENANDAH" on Side 2. This song title is correct on the first Spanish release. The record was made in Spain by Tecnodisco S.A. for CBS/Sony and copy shown has multiple matrix numbers: Side 1 – “01-460267-1” plus "HP SPAIN" plus “PAL-40957-2” plus "DMM Precision US" plus “460267-1-A”, Side 2 – “01-460267-B” plus "HP SPAIN" plus “PBL-40957-4” plus "DMM Precision" plus “460267-1-B”.

Thanks to Patrick Helfrich and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBSCBS/Sony COL 460267 1 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1992 release)


CBS/Sony COL 460267 1 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1992 release)

CBS/Sony COL 460267 1 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1992 release)

CBS/Sony COL 460267 1 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1992 release)

CBS/Sony COL 460267 1 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1992 release)

CBS/Sony COL 460267 1 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1992 release)

CBS/Sony COL 460267 1 (Spain) - detail of Side 2, scan by Manuel García Jara (1992 release, "SHENANDOAH" misspelled, compare with above)


CBS/Sony COL 460267 1 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1992 release)


"Down In The Groove" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS 460267 1 (Greece), Jun 1988:


CBS 460267 1 (Greece) - front scan by Gerd Rundel

Both the sleeve and the record of this album were made in Greece. The copy shown may be a promo, with a hard-to-see embossed stamp at top right of the front sleeve and at top left of the rear sleeve. The rear sleeve has what looks like the same information as the Dutch sleeve at top right but three codes have been blacked out. The UK rear sleeve is significantly different at top right, but the Greek rear sleeve has the UK sleeve copyright lines at the bottom (omitting the Shorepak printer information), plus added Greek information in English and Greek printed vertically at bottom right. There is a double-sided insert instead of a printed inner sleeve. The record has red CBS labels with English and Greek text round the circumference. Gerd Rundel's copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS 460267 A CR 410 A8, Side 2 - CBS 460267 B CR 410 A8. The record of Hans Seegers' copy has the same matrix numbers.

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


CBS 460267 1 (Greece) - detail of front with embossed promo stamp, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS 460267 1 (Greece) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS 460267 1 (Greece) - detail of rear with embossed promo stamp, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS 460267 1 (Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS 460267 1 (Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (three codes blacked out)

CBS 460267 1 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Patrick Helfrich (shown for comparison)

CBS 460267 1 (Greece) - front of insert scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 460267 1 (Greece) - rear of insert scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 460267 1 (Greece) - detail of rear of insert scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 460267 1 (Greece) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 460267 1 (Greece) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 460267 1 (Greece) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS 460267 1 (Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (UK information)


"Down In The Groove" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS 460267 1 (Australia), Jun 1988:

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CBS 460267 1 (Australia) - front scan by Stuart Moore
This album has a picture inner sleeve like the Dutch album above and orange/yellow CBS labels. The promo copy shown has a white sticker on the rear sleeve with "SAMPLE RECORD NOT FOR SALE" in red. Bill Hester says this was the first Dylan release in New Zealand to be imported from Australia. The record for 1986's Knocked Out Loaded was the last to be pressed in New Zealand.

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


CBS 460267 1 (Australia) - rear scan by Stuart Moore (promo release)

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CBS 460267 1 (Australia) - rear scan by Stuart Moore (commercial release)
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CBS 460267 1 (Australia) - inner sleeve front, scan by Stuart Moore
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CBS 460267 1 (Australia) - inner sleeve rear, scan by Stuart Moore
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CBS 460267 1 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore

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CBS 460267 1 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore


CBS 460267 1 (Australia) - detail of rear, scan by Stuart Moore (promo release)

"Down In The Groove" - stereo cassette release, CBS 460267 4 (Australia), Jun 1988:

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CBS 460267 4 (Australia) - cassette insert scan by Stuart Moore
This release has the same catalogue number as the UK release - the two-fold insert is plain white on the reverse. The cassette is in clear plastic with white printed text, there are no labels.

Thanks to Stuart Moore for information and scans.

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CBS 460267 4 (Australia) - cassette Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore

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CBS 460267 4 (Australia) - cassette Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore

"Down In The Groove" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS/Sony CYA 1256 (Hong Kong), Jun 1988:

This record has red/yellow CBS/Sony labels with stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - CYA 1256 A, Side 2 - CYA 1256 B.

There is an original lyrics insert.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for the information.


"Down In The Groove" - stereo cassette release, CBS/Sony CYK 1256 (Hong Kong), Jun 1988:


CBS/Sony CYK 1256 (Hong Kong) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara
This cassette release has a double-sided card insert and a folded paper lyrics insert. The cassette is white with orange paper labels.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS/Sony CYK 1256 (Hong Kong) - detail of cassette Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Sony CYK 1256 (Hong Kong) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Sony CYK 1256 (Hong Kong) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Sony CYK 1256 (Hong Kong) - front of lyrics insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Sony CYK 1256 (Hong Kong) - rear of lyrics insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Sony CYK 1256 (Hong Kong) - detail of rear of lyrics insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Sony CYK 1256 (Hong Kong) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS/Sony CYK 1256 (Hong Kong) - detail of outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara


"Down In The Groove" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS CLS 460267 (Mexico), Jun 1988:


CBS CLS 460267 (Mexico) - front with promo stamp, scan by Manuel García Jara
The sleeve and record of this release were made in Mexico. The promo copy shown has a gold embossed stamp on the front sleeve with text "DISCO PROMOCIONAL PROHIBIDA SU VENTA [Promotional record, sale prohibited]". The song titles are translated into Spanish on the rear sleeve and record labels. The record has orange/yellow CBS labels and both copies shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - 50-04-17688-1A, Side 2 - 50-04-17689-1A.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS CLS 460267 (Mexico) - front promo stamp scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS CLS 460267 (Mexico) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS CLS 460267 (Mexico) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS CLS 460267 (Mexico) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS CLS 460267 (Mexico) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS CLS 460267 (Mexico) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS CLS 460267 (Mexico) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS CLS 460267 (Mexico) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

"Down In The Groove" - stereo vinyl LP, Discos CBS 231.081 (Brazil), Jun 1988:

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Discos CBS 231.081 (Brazil) - front scan by Patrick Helfrich
This album has the regular outer sleeve, Manuel's copy has a star on the rear sleeve at bottom left not present on Patrick's copy indicating the album was sold at a low price. The record comes a plain inner sleeve with the designs of the inner sleeve of the Dutch album above on a double-sided insert. It was made by Discos CBS, Rio de Janeiro and has orange/yellow Discos CBS labels.

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

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Discos CBS 231.081 (Brazil) - rear scan by Patrick Helfrich
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Discos CBS 231.081 (Brazil) - detail of rear, scan by Patrick Helfrich

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Discos CBS 231.081 (Brazil) - insert front scan by Patrick Helfrich


Discos CBS 231.081 (Brazil) - detail of insert front, scan by Patrick Helfrich

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Discos CBS 231.081 (Brazil) - insert rear scan by Patrick Helfrich

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Discos CBS 231.081 (Brazil) - Side 1 scan by Patrick Helfrich

Discos CBS 231.081 (Brazil) - detail of Side 2, scan by Manuel García Jara

Discos CBS 231.081 (Brazil) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara


Discos CBS 231.081 (Brazil) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


"Down In The Groove" - test pressing and promo/commercial stereo vinyl LP releases, Columbia 120.017 (Argentina), Jun 1988:


Columbia 120.017 (Argentina) - test pressing front scan by Lars M. Banke

Lars M. Banke has a test pressing of this album in a white card promotional sleeve with a sticker on the rear sleeve listing the Spanish titles of the regular tracks, but which plays the rarities. For more details, see 1988.
Columbia 120.017 (Argentina) - test pressing rear with sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia 120.017 (Argentina) - test pressing rear sticker scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia 120.017 (Argentina) - test pressing Side 1 with stickers, scan by Lars M. Banke (includes R-0195 and R-0196)

Columbia 120.017 (Argentina) - test pressing Side 2 with stickers, scan by Lars M. Banke (includes R-0191)
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Columbia 120.017 (Argentina) - front scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (original and corrected releases)


Columbia 120.017 (Argentina) - detail of front, scan by Hermann Rechberger (title on left hand side)


Columbia 120.017 (Argentina) - detail of front, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (Columbia logo)


Columbia 120.017 (Argentina) - rear scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (original and corrected releases)


Columbia 120.017 (Argentina) - detail of rear, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (musician and producer credits in Spanish)


Columbia 120.017 (Argentina) - detail of rear, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (titles in Spanish on left hand side)


Columbia 120.017 (Argentina) - detail of rear, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (cassette details)


Columbia 120.017 (Argentina) - detail of rear, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

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Columbia 120.017 (Argentina) - Side 1 scan by Hermann Rechberger (original and corrected releases)

Columbia 120.017 (Argentina) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hermann Rechberger

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Columbia 120.017 (Argentina) - Side 2 scan by Hermann Rechberger (original and corrected releases)

The corrected commercial release is visually identical to the first pressing with rarities shown for 1988. Note the album title is on the front left instead of its usual position on the front right!

The rear sleeve has the same picture as the US release but in black and white. The titles are translated into Spanish with the exception of the names Sally Sue Brown and Shenandoah. Another difference from the US release is that the musicians and producer are listed on the right hand side of the rear sleeve. On the record labels the tracks are listed both in Spanish and English.

Thanks to Hermann Rechberger, Sergio Mariano Romay and Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


"Down In The Groove" - stereo cassette release with different tracks, Columbia 620.017 (Argentina), Jun 1988:


Columbia 620.017 (Argentina) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay
The commercial Argentinean cassette release lists the regular tracks but also plays the rarities and is listed in 1988.


Columbia 620.017 (Argentina) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay


Columbia 620.017 (Argentina) - Side 1 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (includes three rarities)

Columbia 620.017 (Argentina) - Side 2 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (includes three rarities)


Columbia 620.017 (Argentina) - cassette leader tape with CBS logos, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

The song titles are the same as those of the regular release. There is a short insert with the song titles in Spanish on the outside and in English and Spanish on the inside. The cassette is white with red text printed directly on to it, there are no paper labels. Again the song titles are the same as those of the regular release, listed in Spanish only. The clear leader tape has CBS logos.


"Down In The Groove" - promo stereo cassette release, CBS 8224-4 (Uruguay), Jun 1988:


CBS 8224-4 (Uruguay) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Down In The Groove was released in Uruguay in cassette format only. Curiously, it is incorrectly dated on the cassette labels as 1987. Unlike the Argentinean cassette release above, this release plays the regular tracks.


CBS 8224-4 (Uruguay) - cassette Side 1 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

CBS 8224-4 (Uruguay) - detail of cassette Side 1 with promo stamp, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

CBS 8224-4 (Uruguay) - detail of outside of cassette insert, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

CBS 8224-4 (Uruguay) - detail of cassette Side 1, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (incorrect 1987 date)

CBS 8224-4 (Uruguay) - cassette Side 2 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

CBS 8224-4 (Uruguay) - detail of cassette Side 1, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

It has a folded cassette insert on textured paper that is blank on the reverse. The text is in English only (except for the copyright text, which includes “Made In Uruguay” in English). The insert has the Dolby System logo on the front and on the spine. On the listing for Side 2 the writer's credit to Albert E. Brumley for Rank Strangers To Me is missing.

The cassette is white with pink paper labels, printed in black and blue, incorrectly dated 1987. Side 1 has the text “PARA DIFUSION – PROHIBIDA LA VENTA [FOR BROADCAST – SALE PROHIBITED]”, rubber stamped in black ink. Again, the text is only in English (except the copyright text). “AGADU” (the name of the Uruguayan copyright organisation) is not present. The folded card insert was printed in Uruguay by FIMASA and the cassette was made by WEL S.A. (like the Uruguayan releases of Oh Mercy, Under The Red Sky, Good As I Been To You and Traveling Wilburys Volume One). The cassette can be opened, as there are five screws on Side 2.

Thanks to Sergio Mariano Romay for information and scans.


"Down In The Groove" - stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS ASF 3218 (South Africa/Zimbabwe), Jun 1988:


CBS ASF 3218 (South Africa) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
The South African release was marketed and distributed in South Africa by Gallo/GRC (formerly Gramophone Record Company). The sleeve was printed by Artone. Although the rear sleeve has "CBS" at top right, it also has the "Columbia" logo at bottom right above the printer information.

The rare Zimbabwean release has the same catalogue number as the South African release. It was made in Zimbabwe by the Zimbabwe Music Corporation. The sleeve is made of fragile recycled cardboard and was printed in Zimbabwe by Belmont Printers of Bulawayo. The manufacturer and printer information are on gold panels, difficult to scan.


CBS ASF 3218 (Zimbabwe) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ASF 3218 (Zimbabwe) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ASF 3218 (South Africa) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ASF 3218 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ASF 3218 (South Africa) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ASF 3218 (South Africa) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ASF 3218 (Zimbabwe) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ASF 3218 (Zimbabwe) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ASF 3218 (Zimbabwe) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ASF 3218 (Zimbabwe) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ASF 3218 (Zimbabwe) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS ASF 3218 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS ASF 3218 (Zimbabwe) - detail of rear, scan by Simon Blokker

The South African record has orange/yellow CBS labels. The Zimbabwean record has white CBS labels with blue text and "CBS" in a pink/red colour. "rpm" is misspelled "rmp". Both copies shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - ASF3218-A (ADD), Side 2 - ASF3218-B (ADD).

Thanks to Manuel García Jara and Simon Blokker for information and scans.


"Down In The Groove" - stereo cassette release, CBS MDX 20032 (India), Jul 1988:


CBS MDX 20032 (India) - front scan by Lars M. Banke
This release came from CBS Gramophone Records & Tapes (India) Ltd. based in Bombay and is dated Jul 1988. The black cassette has orange/yellow CBS paper labels.

Thanks to Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


CBS MDX 20032 (India) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Lars M. Banke


CBS MDX 20032 (India) - cassette Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke


CBS MDX 20032 (India) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke


CBS MDX 20032 (India) - cassette Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke

"Down In The Groove" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS/Suzy 460267 1 (Yugoslavia), 1989 (two variants):


CBS/Suzy 460267 1 (Yugoslavia) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
This album was manufactured in Yugoslavia for CBS Records by Suzy Records of Zagreb (now in Croatia). It has the standard inner sleeve. The record was pressed in Yugoslavia by Jugoton, also of Zagreb, and has red CBS labels, the first Yugoslav album to have these.
CBS/Suzy 460267 1 (Yugoslavia) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Suzy 460267 1 (Yugoslavia) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Suzy 460267 1 (Yugoslavia) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Suzy 460267 1 (Yugoslavia) - inner sleeve front scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Suzy 460267 1 (Yugoslavia) - detail of inner sleeve front, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Suzy 460267 1 (Yugoslavia) - inner sleeve rear scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Suzy 460267 1 (Yugoslavia) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1)

CBS/Suzy 460267 1 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1 - variant 2 is similar)

CBS/Suzy 460267 1 (Yugoslavia) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1)

CBS/Suzy 460267 1 (Yugoslavia) - Side 1 scan by Ronald Born (variant 2)

CBS/Suzy 460267 1 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1 - playing speed just "33⅓")

CBS/Suzy 460267 1 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Ronald Born (variant 2 - playing speed "33⅓RPM")

CBS/Suzy 460267 1 (Yugoslavia) - Side 2 scan by Ronald Born (variant 2)

Ronald Born has a copy in exactly the same sleeve where the record labels have the playing speed to the left of the centre hole listed as "33⅓RPM" instead of just "33⅓" as on the labels of Manuel's copy.

The records of both copies shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - ULP 2456 A  30 03 89 (pressing date 30 Mar 1989), Side 2 - ULP 2456 B  30 03 89.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara and Ronald Born for information and scans.


"Down In The Groove" - stereo cassette release, CBS/Suzy 460267 4 (Yugoslavia), 1989:


CBS/Suzy 460267 4 (Yugoslavia) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara
This release dated 1989 was made in Yugoslavia for CBS by Suzy Records of Zagreb (now Croatia). The cassette is in transparent plastic and has white paper labels.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS/Suzy 460267 4 (Yugoslavia) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Suzy 460267 4 (Yugoslavia) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Suzy 460267 4 (Yugoslavia) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

CD Releases


"Down In The Groove" - CD release, Columbia CK 40957 (USA/Canada), 1988:


Columbia CK 40957 (USA) - front scan by Jack Guerreiro
As far as I know these releases are still on sale. The front insert is a single folded card. Moise Potié's Canadian copy has a different rear insert but the CD is identical to the US CD shown.

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro and Moise Potié for information and scans.


 CK 40957 (Canada) - rear insert scan by Moise Potié

Columbia CK 40957 (USA) - rear scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia CK 40957 (Canada) - outside of front insert unfolded, scan by Moise Potié


 CK 40957 (Canada) - inside of front insert unfolded, scan by Moise Potié


Columbia CK 40957 (USA) - CD scan by Jack Guerreiro


"Down In The Groove" - CD releases, CBS/Sony 25DP 5147 (Japan), 21 Jul 1988, re-released 1989; Sony Records SRCS 9244 (Japan), 1 Feb 1997:


CBS/Sony 25DP 5147 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Wil Gielen


Sony Records SRCS 9244 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Wil Gielen


CBS/Sony 25DP 5147 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Wil Gielen (promo release)


CBS/Sony 25DP 5147 (Japan) - detail of rear insert, scan by Wil Gielen (promo release)

CBS/Sony 25DP 5147 (Japan) - obi scan by Wil Gielen

Sony Records SRCS 9244 (Japan) - obi scan by Wil Gielen
This album was never released on vinyl in Japan. Thanks to Sheiji Murata for the explanation of the Japanese CD date codes, see Index of International Releases by Country.

First CD release: CBS/Sony 25DP 5147, 21 Jul 1988: This release has a purple/multicoloured obi with price ¥2,500 and date "R-7-21" (21 Jul 1988). The front was a four-page insert and there was a second insert in English and Japanese which folded out.

Second CD release: CBS/Sony 25DP 5147, 1989: This release has the same purple/multicoloured obi as the 1998 release but the price is now ¥2,348 (with sales tax).

Third CD release: Sony Records SRCS 9244, 1 Feb 1997: This release has a red obi in the "Super 1600 Nice Price" series with price ¥1,600. The date is "97-2-1" (1 Feb 1997). The front again was a four-page insert and there again was a second insert in English and Japanese which folded out.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and to Wil Gielen for further information and scans.


Sony Records SRCS 9244 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Wil Gielen (promo release)


Sony Records SRCS 9244 (Japan) - detail of rear insert, scan by Wil Gielen (promo release)


CBS/Sony 25DP 5147 (Japan) - CD scan by Wil Gielen (promo release)

CBS/Sony 25DP 5147 (Japan) - detail of CD, scan by Wil Gielen (promo release)

Sony Records SRCS 9244 (Japan) - CD scan by Wil Gielen (promo release)

Sony Records SRCS 9244 (Japan) - detail of CD, scan by Wil Gielen (promo release)

"Down In The Groove" - CD releases, CBS 460267 2 (Holland/Austria for Europe), late 1980s; Columbia 460267 2 (Austria for Europe), 1990s:


CBS 460267 2 (Holland/Austria for Europe) - front scan by David Burgess


Columbia 460267 2 (Austria for Europe) - outside of front insert, scan by David Burgess


CBS 460267 2 (Holland/Austria for Europe) - rear insert scan by Juergen Flicker


CBS 460267 2 (Holland/Austria for Europe) - detail of rear insert, scan by Juergen Flicker


CBS 460267 2 (Holland/Austria for Europe) - CD scan by Juergen Flicker


Columbia 460267 2 (Austria for Europe) - jewel case front scan by David Burgess


Columbia 460267 2 (Austria for Europe) - inside of front insert (my copy)


Columbia 460267 2 (Austria for Europe) - rear insert (my copy)


Columbia 460267 2 (Austria for Europe) - detail of rear insert


Columbia 460267 2 (Austria for Europe) - CD scan by David Burgess

Juergen Flicker's 1980s CBS release has inserts printed in Holland and a CD made in Austria. David Burgess tells me he bought the Columbia release of this album in Germany in Nov 2000 at a time when the CD version was unavailable in the UK. The jewel case has a price sticker of DM 29.99. The album was apparently not released on CD in the UK until 2001. My copy bought in the UK after then is identical.

Thanks to David Burgess and Juergen Flicker for information and scans.


"Down In The Groove" - CD release, CBS 460267 2 (Australia), late 1980s:


CBS 460267 2 (Australia) - front scan by Stuart Moore
This copy was bought in Australia but does not say "Australia" on the CD or inserts.

Thanks to Stuart Moore for information and scans.


CBS 460267 2 (Australia) - rear insert scan by Stuart Moore


CBS 460267 2 (Australia) - outside of unfolded front insert, scan by Stuart Moore


CBS 460267 2 (Australia) - inside of unfolded front insert, scan by Stuart Moore


CBS 460267 2 (Australia) - CD scan by Stuart Moore


"Down In The Groove" - CD release in card sleeve, Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697742502CD2 (Austria for Europe), 26 Jul 2010:


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697742502CD2 (Austria for Europe) - front of card sleeve (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697742502CD2 (Austria for Europe) - rear of card sleeve

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697742502CD2 (Austria for Europe) - detail of rear of card sleeve

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697742502CD2 (Austria for Europe) - disc


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697742502 (Austria for Europe) - front of slipcase


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697742502 (Austria for Europe) - rear of slipcase

This release comes as part of a 3CD set Original Album Classics: Bob Dylan containing three not as yet remastered albums: Empire Burlesque (1985), Down In The Groove (1988) and Under The Red Sky (1990). As the price per set is only £8.99 it's very unlikely these have been remastered now. Other artists in this series include Miles Davis, Charlie Mingus, Patti Smith and Jeff Buckley. The three albums are in card sleeves inside a CD-width slipcase. The individual albums are numbered 88697742502CD1, 88697742502CD2 and 88697742502CD3.

The picture on the front of the slipcase comes from 1986's Hard To Handle video of Bob live with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, see VHS & DVDs 1980s.

Thanks to Steven Jump of Badlands for the information.


"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 88691924312JK29 (USA)/Europe) - front of card sleeve (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312D33 (USA) - CD33 (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312D33 (USA) - detail of CD33

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

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312JK29 (USA)/Europe) - rear of card sleeve (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312-33 (Europe) - CD33 scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312-33 (Europe) - detail of CD33, 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 "88691924312JK29" plus "DISC 33". This album has been remastered, so is the eleventh Dylan album remastered for this project. The CDs are different in detail, the US Down In The Groove CD has catalogue number "88691924312D33", whereas the European CD has catalogue number "88691924312-33". 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 30577 (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 Down In The Groove is SICP 30577, more details will be added when available.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


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