"Searching For A Gem"

Bob Dylan's Officially Released Rarities and Obscurities

Audio: 1993

All the songs listed in the Official Rarities section are cross-referenced by song title in these alphabetical pages.
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Bob with Willie Nelson from the booklet with Willie's Columbia album Across The Borderline

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This yearly page now contains only the main Rarities List! Promotional Items (Albums and Singles) are now here. All Honourable Mentions are now here.

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

Revised: 17 January, 2017


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

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Performances currently available on commercial CD are marked by (these are the ones that count as obscurities rather than as rarities)


Various Artists - "Superstar Concert Series" - 2 radio station discs, Westwood One Radio Broadcast, Westwood One Show 93-01 (USA), broadcast 2-3 Jan 1993:
These two songs are also on the 1986 video Hard To Handle, see
VHS & DVD 1980s, and the Westwood One Aug 1986 radio broadcast LPs, see 1986.

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Westwood One Show 93-01 (USA) - cue sheet scan by Franck Faugere

R-0174-3 Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan live with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Sydney, Australia, 25 Feb 1986

R-0181-3 Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan live with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Sydney, Australia, 25 Feb 1986 (also on the 1986 video Hard To Handle, see VHS & DVD 1980s, and the 1986 Westwood One radio broadcast, see 1986)

Thanks to Franck Faugere for information and scans.

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Westwood One Show 93-01 (USA) - CD1 scan by Franck Faugere
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Westwood One Show 93-01 (USA) - CD2 scan by Franck Faugere

Various Artists - "Folk Generation - The Vanguard History Of American Folk Music 1960/1978" - 2CD set: FNAC Music/Vanguard 662254 (France)/Cassette: FNAC Music/Vanguard 664253, 1993:


FNAC Music/Vanguard 662254 (France) - front scan by Hans Seegers

FNAC is a record store chain in France/Belgium. The album tracks are all Newport Folk Festival live recordings. The 2CD set contains 40 tracks, and all the tracks including Bob are on CD2. The cassette contains 20 tracks, and has only R-0311 (previously thought to be R-0021) and R-0022.

R-0020-5 Ye Playboys And Playgirls - with Pete Seeger, recorded live at the Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, 28 Jul 1963, from the Vanguard album Newport Broadside (Topical Songs), see 1964 (stereo version)
This song has always been thought to have been recorded at the afternoon workshop on 27 Jul 1963, but sources such as Glen Dundas and Derek Barker (in Appendix 1 to his 2008 Chrome Dreams book "The Songs He Didn't Write: Bob Dylan Under The Influence") now think it took place on the following day. L
yrics on bobdylan.com here.

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FNAC Music/Vanguard 662254 (France) - rear insert scan by Hans Seegers

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FNAC Music/Vanguard 662254 (France) - CD scan by Hans Seegers

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FNAC Music/Vanguard 662254 (France) - front insert unfolded, scan by Hans Seegers

FNAC Music/Vanguard 664253 (France) - cassette insert scan by Antoine Glemain (front)

FNAC Music/Vanguard 664253 (France) - cassette insert scan by Antoine Glemain (front continued)

FNAC Music/Vanguard 664253 (France) - cassette insert scan by Antoine Glemain (inside)

FNAC Music/Vanguard 664253 (France) - cassette insert scan by Antoine Glemain (inside continued)

R-0311-5 With God On Our Side - with Joan Baez (stereo version), from the Vanguard album Newport Broadside (Topical Songs), see 1964
This performance is now known to have been recorded during the morning workshop on 27 Jul 1963 and is not the performance from Joan's set at the evening concert on 28 Jul 1963 (R-0021), and also not the performance from the afternoon workshop on 26 Jul 1963 as originally stated here. The real R-0021 was not actually released until 2005 - for video footage of this performance see both the 2005 US Columbia/Legacy DVD No Direction Home - Bob Dylan (see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 3) and the 2007 US Columbia/Legacy DVD The Other Side Of The Mirror: Bob Dylan Live At The Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965 (see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 4). The performance released in 1997 on the Joan Baez Live At Newport CD is from 1964 (R-0253, see 1997). The performance from the Newport Broadsides (Topical Songs) album (see 1964) has been renumbered R-0311. Thanks to Larry Crum and Bob Stacy for information.

R-0022-11 Blowin' In The Wind - recorded live at the Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, 26 Jul 1963, from the Vanguard album Evening Concerts At Newport Vol. 1, see 1964 (stereo version)

These are the same three songs that appeared on several Vanguard and other LPs in the early 1970s - apparently they also appear on a European CD called Newport Folk Festival, more details of that required. (This name and content appeared in 1964 as the name of a Fontana UK 3LP set also called Newport Folk Festival and having the same three songs, again I need more information on that).

I previously reported that We Shall Overcome (R-0023) was also on this album. In fact it's a version by Joan Baez, recorded at Miles College, Birmingham, AL, from her 1963 Vanguard album Joan Baez In Concert, Part 2.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Antoine Glemain for information and scans.


Harry Belafonte - "Gold: 20 Super Hits" - compilation CD release: BMG/RCA 74321 15598 2 (Germany), 1993; compilation cassette release: BMG/RCA 74 628 9 (Germany), 1993:


BMG/RCA 74321 15598 2 (Germany) - CD front scan by Hans Seegers


BMG/RCA 74321 15598 2 (Germany) - CD front insert scan by Hans Seegers


BMG/RCA 74321 15598 2 (Germany) - CD rear insert scan by Hans Seegers


BMG/RCA 74321 15598 2 (Germany) - detail of CD rear insert, scan by Hans Seegers


BMG/RCA 74321 15598 2 (Germany) - CD scan by Hans Seegers

BMG/RCA 74 628 9 (Germany) - detail of rear of cassette insert, scan by Ronald Born


BMG/RCA 74 628 9 (Germany) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Ronald Born


BMG/RCA 74 628 9 (Germany) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Ronald Born


BMG/RCA 74 628 9 (Germany) - cassette Side 2 with R-0001, scan by Ronald Born

R-0001-9 Midnight Special (Huddie Ledbetter "Lead Belly") - Bob plays harmonica on the title track of Harry Belafonte's 1962 The Midnight Special album (stereo version)

Note Bob is actually credited on both the CD and cassette inserts of this release - see detail! For details of the original album, see 1962.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Ronald Born for information and scans.


Harry Belafonte - "Simply The Best" - compilation CD, BMG/RCA 74321 147802 2 (France), 1993:
Hans Seegers informs me this CD was made in Germany for the French market.

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BMG/RCA 74321 147802 2 (France) - front scan by Hans Seegers

R-0001-10 Midnight Special (Huddie Ledbetter "Lead Belly") - Bob plays harmonica on the title track of Harry Belafonte's 1962 The Midnight Special album (stereo version)

For details of the original album, see 1962.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scan.


Harry Belafonte - "The Wonderful World Of Harry Belafonte" - compilation CD, Remember RMB 75632 (Portugal), 1993:

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Remember RMB 75632 (Portugal) - front scan by Hans Seegers

R-0001-11 Midnight Special (Huddie Ledbetter "Lead Belly") - Bob plays harmonica on the title track of Harry Belafonte's 1962 The Midnight Special album (stereo version)

For details of the original album, see 1962.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scan.


Nanci Griffith - "Other Voices, Other Rooms", Elektra CD 61464-2 (USA)/Elektra 7599-61464-2 (Germany)/Elektra 61464-2 (Australia), Mar 1993:
The US CD version of this album was originally released in a "long box". The Canadian release was in a regular jewel case. The German CD was distributed throughout Europe.


Elektra CD 61464-2 (USA) - long box front, scan by Hans Seegers

R-0215 Boots Of Spanish Leather - Bob plays harmonica on Nanci's cover of his composition from The Times They Are A-Changin'. This track also appears on the Columbia Australia compilation Doin' Dylan (see 1995), the US Shout! Factory compilation Dylan Country (see 2004) and the US Putumayo compilation American Folk (see 2005).


Elektra 7599-61464-2 (Germany) - front insert scan by Hans Seegers


Elektra CD 61464-2 (USA)/7599-61464-2 (Germany)/61464-2 (Australia) - front scan by Hans Seegers


Elektra CD 61464-2 (USA) - long box rear, scan by Hans Seegers


Elektra CD 61464-2 (Canada) - rear scan by Jack Guerreiro


Elektra 7599-61464-2 (Germany) - rear insert scan by Hans Seegers


Elektra 7599-61464-2 (Germany) - inside of booklet, scan by Hans Seegers


Elektra CD 61464-2 (Canada) - front scan by Jack Guerreiro


Elektra 61464-2 (Australia) - rear insert scan by Stuart Moore


Elektra 61464-2 (Australia) - rear of booklet, scan by Stuart Moore


Elektra 61464-2 (Australia) - inside of booklet, scan by Stuart Moore


Elektra 61464-2 (Australia) - CD scan by Stuart Moore


Elektra CD 61464-2 (Canada) - CD scan by Jack Guerreiro


Elektra 7599-61464-2 (Germany) - CD scan by Hans Seegers


Elektra 7599-61464-2 (Germany) - front of card sleeve with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (1995 copy)


Elektra 7599-61464-2 (Germany) - front sticker scan by Manuel García Jara (1995 copy)


Elektra 7599-61464-2 (Germany) - rear of card sleeve with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (1995 copy)

Elektra 7599-61464-2 (Germany) - detail of rear of card sleeve with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (1995 copy)

Elektra 7599-61464-2 (Germany) - detail of rear of card sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1995 copy)

Elektra 7599-61464-2 (Germany) - CD scan by Manuel García Jara (1995 copy)


Elektra 7599-61464-2 (Germany) - detail of rear of card sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (1995 copy)

The Dylan picture in the front insert booklet is from Auckland, New Zealand, in 1986, and is the one used for the covers of the various Band Of The Hand singles, see 1986. The German release in a card sleeve is unusual because it comes in a card sleeve with a front sticker quoting the US alternative-country music magazine "No Depression", which did not start publishing until 1995. There's a small blue sticker with the catalogue number on the rear of the sleeve. This copy has no booklet, although the CD looks the same as the CD of the 1993 jewel case release. It could have been used for promotional purposes, although there is nothing that indicates a promo.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Jack Guerreiro, Manuel García Jara and Stuart Moore for information and scans.


Nanci Griffith - "Present Echoes"- promo CD, Elektra PRCD 8711-2 (USA), 1993:


Elektra PRCD 8711-2 (USA) - cover scan by Hans Seegers

R-0215-2 Boots Of Spanish Leather - Bob plays harmonica on this cover of his composition

This promo CD contains six songs from the album Other Voices, Other Rooms (see above) and the six original versions of the songs that inspired Nanci to record them. It therefore includes Bob's version of the song from The Times They Are A-Changin'.

The CD comes in a folded card sleeve inside a flimsy paper cover. The rear of the paper cover is the same as the front without the text. There are also seven stiff cards, six of which have pictures of the original artists backed by the lyrics of the songs (the Dylan card is illustrated). The seventh card shows the Other Voices, Other Rooms album cover and gives information about the album release.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


Elektra PRCD 8711-2 (USA) - inside of card sleeve with tracklist, scan by Hans Seegers


Elektra PRCD 8711-2 (USA) - unfolded card sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers


Elektra PRCD 8711-2 (USA) - Dylan card, front scan by Hans Seegers


Elektra PRCD 8711-2 (USA) - Dylan card, reverse scan by Hans Seegers


Elektra PRCD 8711-2 (USA) - CD scan by Hans Seegers


Nanci Griffith - "Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness" - CD single, Elektra/MCA MCSTD 1743, CD single (UK), 1993:


Elektra/MCA MCSTD 1743 (UK) - front scan by Hans Seegers


Elektra/MCA MCSTD 1743 (UK) - unfolded front scan by Hans Seegers


Elektra/MCA MCSTD 1743 (UK) - CD scan by Hans Seegers

This CD single has a fold-out cover with two folds.

R-0215-3 Boots Of Spanish Leather - Bob plays harmonica on this cover of his composition included on the single from the Other Voices, Other Rooms album.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


Willie Nelson - "Across The Borderline", Columbia CK 52752 (USA)/BMG Record Club D-122205 (USA)/Columbia 472942 2 (UK), Mar 1993:


Columbia 472942 2 (UK) - front (my copy) - Columbia CK 52752 (USA) is the same


Columbia CK 52752 (USA) - front of promo digipak, scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia CK 52752 (USA) - rear of promo digipak, scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia CK 52752 (USA) - inside of promo digipak unfolded, scan by Jack Guerreiro

R-0216
Heartland (Bob Dylan/Willie Nelson) - Bob duets with Willie on this co-written song, lyrics on bobdylan.com here

Heartland also appeared on the US Columbia Legacy 1995 Willie Nelson boxed set Revolutions Of Time: The Journey 1975-1993 (see 1995). There is also an edit of the song on the VHS promo video of this album featuring Bob, see VHS & DVD 1990s Part 1.

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for scans of the US Columbia promo CD release in a digipak (the standard US release is in a jewel case) plus the US BMG Record Club edition - the only difference from the regular US edition CK 52752 is the sticker over the barcode on the rear insert (the picture CD is the same). The UK CD is silver with black text and two red panels.
 


Columbia CK 52752 (USA) - promo CD scan by Jack Guerreiro

Columbia CK 52752 (USA) - detail of rear of promo digipak, scan by Jack Guerreiro

BMG Record Club D-122205 (USA) - rear scan by Jack Guerreiro

BMG Record Club D-122205 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia CK 52752 (USA) - CD scan by Jack Guerreiro (BMG Record Club D-122205 is the same)


Columbia 472942 2 (UK) - rear insert (my copy)

Columbia 472942 2 (UK) - CD


Columbia 472942 2 (UK) - outside of booklet (front insert) unfolded

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Columbia 472942 2 (UK) - inside page of booklet with Bob


2004 German Singer Songwriter boxed set - picture from "Der Spiegel" online shop

Across The Borderline was also included in a 2004 Columbia Germany 7CD boxed set called Singer Songwriter produced in association with magazine "Der Spiegel" which also contained Blonde On Blonde (see below left). Thanks to Peter Schoefboeck for information.


Carlene Carter - "Sweet Meant To Be" - limited edition CD single, Giant Records 74321 17682 2 (West Germany), Jun 1993:
Carlene Carter is the daughter of June Carter by her first marriage, and stepdaughter of Johnny Cash.

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Giant Records 74321 17682 2 (West Germany) - front with sticker, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

R-0218 Trust Yourself - Bob contributes backing vocals for Carlene Carter on her version of the song from Empire Burlesque, recorded at Huh Studios, Los Angeles, CA, Jan 1993

This non-album track was released only on a CD single Sweet Meant To Be (a track from her album Little Love Letters) distributed with the album in some European countries and sold separately in others. R-0218 also appeared on the 1996 Carlene Carter compilation CD Hindsight 20/20 (see 1996), and later on the 1997 BMG Various Artists compilations What's New Vol. 16.and May Your Song Always Be Sung (for both see 1997).

The CD single has a blue circular sticker with white text "Geld oder Liebe [Money or Love]". Thanks to Dr. Hanns Peter Bushoff for information that "Geld oder Liebe" was a German TV show with musical guests that ran from 1989 to 2001. The sticker implies that Carlene had performed on the show around the time the single was released.

Thanks to Wim van der Mark for initial information and to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for further information and scans.


Giant Records 74321 17682 2 (West Germany) - front sticker ("Money or Love"), scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux
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Giant Records 74321 17682 2 (West Germany) - insert unfolded, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux
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Giant Records 74321 17682 2 (West Germany) - detail of insert, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux
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Giant Records 74321 17682 2 (West Germany) - CD scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

Giant Records 9 24499-2 (USA) - album front picture from amazon.com (no Dylan)

Joan Baez - "Rare, Live & Classic" - 3CD boxed set, Vanguard VCD3 125-127 (USA), 31 Aug 1993:


Vanguard VCD3 125-127 (USA) - box front (my copy)

R-0219-2 Troubled And I Don't Know Why - guesting at a Joan Baez concert, Forest Hills, New York, 17 Aug 1963 - this is the one track that is correctly attributed!

This previously appeared on an acetate from late 1963/early 1964, see 1964. The performance is also included on the CD Songs From Sing Out! which accompanies Vol. 45 #3 (Fall 2001) issue of "Sing Out!" magazine (see 2001).


Vanguard VCD3 125-127 (USA) - box back


Vanguard VCD3 125-127 (USA) - sticker from box front


Vanguard VCD3 125-127 (USA) - booklet front


Vanguard VCD3 125-127 (USA) - booklet inside page showing Bob

Two solo songs by Bob from this show, Only A Pawn In Their Game (R-0891) and A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall (R-0892), appeared on a Riverside Records 12" acetate LP, see 2011. The acetate also has Joan singing All My Trials and We Shall Overcome. The 1964 acetate above also includes Bob and Joan duetting on Blowin' In The Wind (R-0377).


Vanguard VCD3 125-127 (USA) - CD1 front insert


Vanguard VCD3 125-127 (USA) - CD1 rear insert listing R-0219 and the former R-0220


Vanguard VCD3 125-127 (USA) - CD1


Vanguard VCD3 125-127 (USA) - CD3 front insert


Vanguard VCD3 125-127 (USA) - CD3 rear insert listing R-0221


Vanguard VCD3 125-127 (USA) - CD3

R-0220-2 Mama, You've Been On My Mind - with Joan Baez guesting at a Dylan concert, Philharmonic Hall, New York City, 31 Oct 1964 (wrongly attributed to Forest Hills, New York, 8 Aug 1964, where Bob guested at Joan's concert)

This previously appeared on a Columbia acetate (one of the "Goldmine acetates") which surfaced in 1980, see 1980. It was officially released for the first time on a Dylan album in Mar 2004 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Live 1964.

R-0221-2 Blowin' In The Wind - with Joan Baez in the Rolling Thunder Revue, Fort Collins, CO, 23 May 1976 (wrongly attributed to Fort Worth, TX, 16 May 1976)
This performance appeared in the Hard Rain TV special but was reportedly not included on the Columbia album because of contractual difficulties, see VHS & DVD 1970s.

R-0219 and the former R-0220 are on CD1, R-0221 is on CD3.

I Pity The Poor Immigrant, also performed by Bob Dylan with Joan Baez in the Rolling Thunder Revue, Fort Collins, CO, 23 May 1976, is now officially released on the Joan Baez CD and DVD How Sweet The Sound, 2009 and VHS & DVD 2000s Part 4 (R-0757).


Joan Baez - "Selections from 'Rare, Live & Classic' " - promo CD, Vanguard PRO-705 (USA), Aug 1993:
Even though this very rare promo sampler is CD length with 11 tracks, it comes in a thin CD single jewel case, with a single folded insert.

 
Vanguard PRO-705 (USA) - front scan by Hans Seegers

R-0220-3 Mama, You've Been On My Mind - with Joan Baez guesting at a Dylan concert, Philharmonic Hall, New York City, 31 Oct 1964


Vanguard PRO-705 (USA) - front insert unfolded, scan by Hans Seegers

Vanguard PRO-705 (USA) - CD scan by Hans Seegers

R-0220 previously appeared on a Columbia acetate (one of the "Goldmine acetates") which surfaced in 1980, see 1980. It was officially released for the first time on a Dylan album in Mar 2004 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Live 1964.

R-0221-3 Blowin' In The Wind - with Joan Baez in the Rolling Thunder Revue, Fort Collins, CO, 23 May 1976

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"Dylan Ga Rock [DylanRock/Dylan 'N' Rock]" - 2CD promo set in digipak, Sony Records XDCS 93111-2 (Japan), 1993:
Thanks to Anthony Perry for the digipak scans.

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Sony Records XDCS 93111-2 (Japan) - digipak scan by Anthony Perry

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Sony Records XDCS 93111-2 (Japan) - inside of digipak, scan by Anthony Perry

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Sony Records XDCS 93111-2 (Japan) - picture of the complete package unfolded from Esprit International

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Sony Records XDCS 93111-2 (Japan) - inside of digipak, scan by Anthony Perry

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Sony Records XDCS 93111-2 (Japan) - inside of digipak, scan by Anthony Perry

This 28 track compilation over 2 CDs focuses on Bob's rock side and is cased in a superb three panel fold-out digipak with illustrations by popular Japanese cartoonist and Dylan fan Jun Miura, who also selected the tracks. The release was cancelled and only promotional copies were manufactured. Very few copies exist outside Japan and they fetch a high price if they become available. One of the most attractive and expensive Dylan rarities!

The set includes three tracks from singles that were contained on the Japanese promo CD Mr. D's Collection # 3 (see above) and which were also on the 1978 Australian compilation Masterpieces (see 1978), plus the alternate take of From A Buick 6 from the original US and Japanese stereo pressings of Highway 61 Revisited (see 1965):

R-0130-8 Rita May (Bob Dylan/Jacques Levy) - Desire out-take released on 7" singles Nov 1976/Jan 1977, see 1976/1977, lyrics on bobdylan.com here
R-0130 is also on the 1978 Japanese/Australian compilation Masterpieces, see 1978, and the Japanese release Mr. D's Collection #3 below. R-0130 appeared on the Sony Music Bob Dylan Custom Mix CD web-site, Apr 2003, see Online Performances (Other). It was also one of the 42 rarities included for download with the Aug 2006 Apple iTunes Bob Dylan Collection, also see Online Performances (Other). It is now also released on the 2010 version of Dylan Ga Rock (see 2010)

R-0054-8 Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues- live at Liverpool, May 1966, B-side of 7" singles, see 1966. For more information about appearances of this performance, see Mr. D's Collection #3 above.

R-0084-10 George Jackson ("Big Band" version) - lyrics on bobdylan.com here, from 7" singles, see 1971
This track is not on the 2010 release of Dylan Ga Rock.

R-0046-2 From A Buick 6 - alternate take 4 with harmonica intro (3:06), see 1965
This is this track's only appearance on an officially released CD. It was, of course, the "standard release" of the track in Japan, so not a Japanese rarity! This track is not on the 2010 release of Dylan Ga Rock.
Take 4 has now been released on The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (6CD Deluxe Edition) CD2, track 19, and The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (18 CD Collector's Edition) CD6, track 4. Because the 6CD Deluxe Edition is widely available, R-0046 is no longer a rarity.

I am now positively informed that the version of Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? in this set is in mono, and not the stereo version R-0513 unavailable on commercial CD until 2015. The version available as on Masterpieces (1978) and Biograph (1985, remastered CD reissue 1997) and the 2000/2001 Essential Bob Dylan/Ultimate Bob Dylan compilations is also from the original single and still in mono! The single version released in Nov 2015 on the 18CD Collector's Edition of The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (CD10, track 12) is in stereo and has been remixed from the original tapes. R-0513 will still remain a rarity, because of the limited availability of this massive set.

Thanks to Moise Potié for information and to Anthony Perry, Jean-Pol Hiernaux and Wil Gielen for scans. Thanks to Michio Kinoshita for news that Sony Music Japan are planning to release a new version of this 2CD compilation on 10 Mar 2010! Full details will be included in 2010.

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Sony Records XDCS 93111-2 (Japan) - inside of digipak, scan by Anthony Perry

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Sony Records XDCS 93111-2 (Japan) - rear of digipak, scan by Anthony Perry


Sony Records XYDIS 93111-2 (Japan) - outside of booklet, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux


Sony Records XDCS 93111-2 (Japan) - CD1 scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux


Sony Records XDCS 93111-2 (Japan) - CD2 scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux


Jun Miura photo from secondhandsongs.com

As can be seen in 1993 Jun Miura also created extremely collectable Dylan memorabilia such as posters using the design from the Dylan Ga Rock booklet and a "One More Cup of Coffee" coffee mug. Jun Miura also drew the artwork for the 2003 Japanese edition of The Essential Bob Dylan, see International Album Releases (Regular) and the 2004 Japan-only Dylan compilation Iden & Tity, see International Album Releases (Dylan-Only Compilations) 2000s. He uses the same Bob in hat and shades image for all three and in his "Iden & Tity" comic books! There is also a "Dylan Ga Rock" book, published in Japan by Byakuya Shobo on 20 Aug 2006. It's actually called the "Miura Jun Magazine Vol. 1" but there have been no subsequent issues.


"Iden & Tity" issues 24-27, comic book by Jun Miura, picture found by Moise Potié (Bob on right)


Sony Records MHCP 166 (Japan, 2004) - "Iden & Tity" film soundtrack album (my copy)


1993 Dylan poster by Jun Miura, photo by Wil Gielen


1993 Dylan poster by Jun Miura, photo by Wil Gielen


1993 Dylan coffee mug by Jun Miura, photo by Wil Gielen


1993 Dylan coffee mug by Jun Miura, photo by Wil Gielen (other side)

Sony Music House MHCP 30-31 (Japan, 2003) - wrap-around obi with drawing by Jun Miura for The Essential Bob Dylan (my copy - note Jun Miura pictured at bottom left)

2006 "Dylan Ga Rock" book by Jun Miura, front scan by Wil Gielen

2006 "Dylan Ga Rock" book by Jun Miura, rear scan by Wil Gielen

2006 "Dylan Ga Rock" book by Jun Miura, page 77 scan by Wil Gielen

2006 "Dylan Ga Rock" book by Jun Miura, page 97 scan by Wil Gielen

Full tracklisting (thanks to Hans Seegers and Jean-Pol Hiernaux):

CD1 - Tombstone Blues; Subterranean Homesick Blues (original album version); Subterranean Homesick Blues (version from The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3); Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I Go Mine) (live performance from Before the Flood); Maggie's Farm (live performance from Hard Rain); Outlaw Blues; It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry (from The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3); Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat; I Wanna Be Your Lover (from Biograph); One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later); Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo) (live performance from Self Portrait); Idiot Wind; If You Gotta Go, Go Now (from The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3); Odds And Ends (from The Basement Tapes); Highway 51; It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) (live performance from Before the Flood); She Belongs To Me (live performance from Self Portrait); Rita May (B-side of single, R-0130); Union Sundown.

CD2 - Obviously 5 Believers; Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (live version, B-side of single, R-0054); Absolutely Sweet Marie; George Jackson ("Big Band" version, R-0084); One Too Many Mornings (live performance from Hard Rain); Neighbourhood Bully; Foot Of Pride (from The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3); Unbelievable; Highway 61 Revisited; Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?; Political World; Jet Pilot [from Biograph); From A Buick 6 (alternate take with harmonica intro, R-0046); Frankie And Albert; Seven Days (from The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3); On A Night Like This; All Along The Watchtower; Bob Dylan's 115th Dream; I Threw It All Away (live performance from Hard Rain).


"Mr. D's Collection # 3" - promo compilation CD, Sony Records XDCS 93133 (Japan), 1993:
Like the 1970s LP Mr. D's Collection #1 (see 1974) and EP Mr. D's Collection #2 (see 1976), this limited release Japanese CD was given away in a Sony album promotion, in this case by buying ten current Sony CDs within a month and sending in the obis. It's one of the highest priced Dylan CD collectables, though not as expensive as Dylan Ga Rock (see above). Every track on this CD was a Dylan rarity until Nov 2002, and even now only one track is released on CD in the USA.


Sony Records XDCS 93133 (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers

R-0054-7 Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues - live at Liverpool, May 66, B-side of US 7"single I Want You (see 1966)
This live version, never released on a regular Columbia album, is also on the Japanese promo LP Mr. D's Collection #1 (see 1974), the Japanese promo EP Mr. D's Collection #2 (see 1976), the 1978 Australian set Masterpieces (see 1978), and the Capitol/EMI boxed set The Band: A Musical History (see 2005). It's also on Dylan Ga Rock (see below and 2010). All versions are as far as I know still in mono as originally recorded. Sadly, it does not appear on the B-side of a withdrawn CBS Spanish EP (see 1972), because the record was mispressed with It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry from Highway 61 Revisited instead!

R-0064-3 I Ain't Got No Home (Woody Guthrie) - from Tribute To Woody Guthrie, 1972, recorded Jan 1968, see 1972
This performance also appears on the Capitol/EMI boxed set The Band: A Musical History (see 2005).


Sony Records XDCS 93133 (Japan) - inside of rear insert, scan by Hans Seegers


Sony Records XDCS 93133 (Japan) - front insert scan by Hans Seegers


Sony Records XDCS 93133 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Hans Seegers (right spine pink)

Sony Records XDCS 93133 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux (right spine red)

Sony Records XDCS 93133 (Japan) - CD scan by Hans Seegers

R-0066-4 The Grand Coulee Dam (Woody Guthrie) - from Tribute To Woody Guthrie, 1972, recorded Jan 1968, see 1972
Now also available on the 2001 Japanese live compilation Bob Dylan Live 1961-2000: Thirty Nine Years Of Great Concert Performances, see 2001.

R-0084-10 George Jackson ("Big Band" version) - lyrics on bobdylan.com here, from 7" single, see 1971
This track also appears on the 1978 Japanese/Australian compilation Masterpieces (see 1978), but is distorted on the CD version - this and the 1993 release of Dylan Ga Rock (see below) are the best CD versions available.

R-0085-3 George Jackson (Acoustic version) - 1971 single, see 1971
This was the first CD appearance of this rarity! It was released on the 1974 Japanese limited release LP Mr D's Collection #1 (see 1974). It has since been released on a "Limited Tour Edition Bonus Disc" with the 3CD compilation The Essential Bob Dylan in Holland (see 2003), and is now also included on the Light In The Attic US release
Listen, Whitey! The Sounds Of Black Power 1967-74 (see 2012), and on Side Tracks, the bonus 2CD set of previously released non-album tracks with The Complete Album Collection Vol. One (see 2013).

R-0130-9 Rita May (Bob Dylan/Jacques Levy) - Desire out-take, released on singles Nov 1976/Jan 1977, see 1976/1977, lyrics on bobdylan.com here
This track also appears on the 1978 Japanese/Australian compilation Masterpieces (see 1978). It's also on the 1993 Japanese promo-only release Dylan Ga Rock (see below). R-0130 also appeared on the Sony Music Bob Dylan Custom Mix CD web-site, Apr 2003, see Online Performances (Other). It was also one of the 42 rarities included for download with the Aug 2006 Apple iTunes Bob Dylan Collection, also see Online Performances (Other). It is now also released on the 2010 version of Dylan Ga Rock (see 2010)

R-0136-2 People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield) - rehearsals, Studio Instrumental Rentals, New York, October 1975, from 4 Songs from "Renaldo & Clara" promo 12" single, 1978

R-0138-2 Never Let Me Go (Joseph Wade Scott) - version from 4 Songs from "Renaldo & Clara" promo 12" single, 1978, live with the Rolling Thunder Revue, The Forum, Montreal, Canada, 4 Dec 1975

R-0205-3 Dead Man, Dead Man - live from Saenger Theater, New Orleans, LA, 10 Nov 1981, B-side of 1989 Columbia single (see 1989). Now also available on the 2001 Japanese live compilation Bob Dylan Live 1961-2000: Thirty Nine Years Of Great Concert Performances (see 2001)

R-0191-5 The Usual (John Hiatt) - from the Hearts Of Fire soundtrack, 1987

R-0202-2 Pretty Boy Floyd (Woody Guthrie) - from the Columbia Woody Guthrie/Lead Belly tribute album Folkways: A Vision Shared, see 1988. For the video and DVD releases see VHS & DVD 1980s

R-0137-2 It Ain't Me Babe - live version from 4 Songs from "Renaldo & Clara" promo 12" single (see 1978), also released on European Dignity CD singles (see 1995). The version released in Nov 2002 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 - Bob Dylan Live 1975: The Rolling Thunder Revue, is a remix, so R-0137 remains a rarity. Thanks to Larry Crum for pointing this out.

Don Handy considers that this performance is different from the Harvard performance which is on The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 - Bob Dylan Live 1975: The Rolling Thunder Revue, and he suggest it actually comes from The Forum, Montreal, Canada, 4 Dec 1975. Both Glen Dundas and Olof Björner confirm the 20 Nov 1975 date, not 4 Dec 1975.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Les Kokay for information and to Hans Seegers and Jean-Pol Hiernaux for scans.


The Mystery Tramps - "Like A Rolling Stone" - CD single & 12" single, CD single: ä/Imago 72787 25037-2 (USA), Oct 1993:


ä/Imago 72787 25037-2 (USA) - front scan by Hans Seegers

R-0457 Like A Rolling Stone - this rap version contains several samples of the original song from Highway 61 Revisited. The 12" and CD singles contain four different mixes of the track (scans of the 12" single required!)

Bob was played this at an interview and said "That's not me!"

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


ä/Imago 72787 25037-2 (USA) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

Various Artists - "Club Series - October 1993" - promo compilation CD, Club 1993-10 (USA), 1993:

R-0457-2 Like A Rolling Stone - rap version by the Mystery Tramps

Thanks to Artur Jarosinski for this information.


Promotional/Regular Items for 1993



Living In Another Country: International Stereo Releases

Stereo promo items for 1993 which don't contain rare material but which are still very collectable are now included with promo releases of regular albums and commercially released singles on the appropriate page in International Stereo Releases.

30th Anniversary Concert Celebration 1993
The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration
(1993)
World Gone Wrong 1993
World Gone Wrong
(1993)

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