"Searching For A Gem"

Bob Dylan's Officially Released Rarities and Obscurities

Audio: 1995

All the songs listed in the Official Rarities section are cross-referenced by song title in these alphabetical pages.
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A collage of screenshots from the Supper Club, New York City, 16 & 17 Nov 1993, from the 1995 Columbia/Graphix Zone Highway 61 Interactive CD-ROM (see below). Click the thumbnail for a full-screen picture of the collage (136Kb).

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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: 01 June, 2017


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

Key to symbols used:
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Links to email addresses -
Performances currently available on commercial CD are marked by (these are the ones that count as obscurities rather than as rarities)


Various Artists - "The Record 014: Januari-Mars 1995" - promo compilation CD, Sony Music Entertainment SOHE 1401 (Sweden), Jan 1995:


Sony Music Entertainment SOHE 1401 (Sweden) - front scan by Hans Seegers
This must be the one and only time Bob will ever appear on an album with a picture of Liam Gallagher on the front! The rear of the front insert is plain white.

R-0238-3 Dignity - radio edit of Greatest Hits Vol. 3 version (4:38) - Oh Mercy out-take remixed by Brendan O'Brien in 1994, album version is 6:00

See 1994 for the USA/Europe Columbia Greatest Hits Vol. 3 Dignity singles, which also have this edit. For a 1992 release in this series of The Record with Frankie And Albert, the album track from Good As I Been To You, see International Album Releases (Various Artist Compilations) 1992.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


Sony Music Entertainment SOHE 1401 (Sweden) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

Sony Music Entertainment SOHE 1401 (Sweden) - CD scan by Hans Seegers

Mike Seeger - "Third Annual Farewell Reunion"- CD release, Rounder Records ROU-0000313 (USA), Jan 1995:


Rounder Records ROU-0000313 (USA) - front photocopy from Glynne Walley
R-0227 Ballad Of Hollis Brown - with Mike Seeger, Bob provides vocals and guitar on Mike's cover of the song from The Times They Are A-Changin'.

Thanks to Glynne Walley and Jean-Pol Hiernaux for information and pictures.


Rounder Records ROU-0000313 (USA) - front insert photocopy from Glynne Walley


Rounder Records ROU-0000313 (USA) - rear insert scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

The Beatles - "The Beatle Years" - radio station disc, Westwood One (USA), Show #95-14 "The Dylan Connection" (USA), broadcast week of 27 Mar 1995:
For another Dylan-related disc in this series from 1993, see Interviews with Bob.

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Westwood One (USA), Show #95-14 - CD scan by Hans Seegers
R-0542 Medley: 4th Time Around/Norwegian Wood (Lennon/McCartney) - Dylan fans often discuss the similarities between these two songs, see

R-0076-3 It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry - recorded live with George Harrison, Leon Russell and Ringo Starr, Madison Square Garden, New York, 1 Aug 1971 (evening show), from The Concert For Bangladesh. For the original Apple release, see 1972. For the remastered CD version with a bonus track, see 2005. For the VHS and DVD releases of this concert see VHS & DVD 1970s. For the expanded 2DVD edition released in the USA and UK on 24 Oct 2005, which includes new Dylan material, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 3.

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Westwood One (USA), Show #95-14 - cue sheet scan by Hans Seegers
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Westwood One generic CD sleeve - scan by Hans Seegers

R-0328-17 Handle With Care (The Travelling Wilburys) - from the album The Travelling Wilburys Volume One, see Wilburys 1988.
The 1988 Travelling Wilburys were Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne.

 This CD also contains If Not For You, the original version with George Harrison from The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3 and the cover of Absolutely Sweet Marie by George Harrison.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"Greatest Hits Vol. 3" - CD-Plus version, 3CD+ set, Columbia CXR 67324 (PC/Windows)/CXR 68086 (Macintosh) (USA), 1995; Columbia 483847 6 (PC/Windows) (Europe), 1995:
This title comes in a double-width jewel case inside a card slipcase. The album is split over two "enhanced" CDs, while the 3rd CD-ROM contains software only (PC drivers). The music material from the Greatest Hits Vol. 3 album is split over CD1 and CD2, seven songs per disc.

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Columbia CXR 67324 (USA) - front of slipcase scan by David Plentus
R-0245-2 Tangled Up in Blue - full length video of live version from "Renaldo and Clara", Boston, MA, 21 Nov 1975, evening show (on CD1)
This video had also appeared in the PolyGram video Rolling Stone: 20 Years Of Rock in 1988, see
VHS & DVD 1980s, and is now on a bonus DVD included with the Limited Edition of The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 - Bob Dylan Live 1975: The Rolling Thunder Revue, see 2002.

R-0560 Other Dylan content in multi-media section of enhanced CD (not separately listed)

The CD+ also contains the full-length video of Series Of Dreams (on CD2).

This release comes in a card slipcase in two editions, one with the PC material in Windows format, the other with the material in Apple Macintosh format. Thanks to David Plentus for scans and confirming the contents, also that this item is from 1995, not 1996 as previously listed. Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for the scan of the third disc.

See Expecting Rain for a complete listing of the contents:

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Columbia CXR 67324 (USA) - front insert scan by David Plentus

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Columbia CXR 67324 (USA) - rear of slipcase scan by David Plentus
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Columbia CXR 67324 (USA) - rear insert scan by David Plentus

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Columbia CXR 67324 (USA) - CD1 scan by David Plentus

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Columbia CXR 67324 (USA) - CD2 scan by David Plentus

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Columbia CXR 67324 (USA) - screenshot by Jack Guerreiro

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Columbia CXR 67324 (USA) - screenshot by Jack Guerreiro

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Columbia CXR 67324 (USA) - screenshot by Jack Guerreiro

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Columbia CXR 67324 (USA) - screenshot by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia CXR 67324 (USA) - CD3 scan by Jack Guerreiro

The four pictures above are screenshots from the CD-Plus material: main menu, Tangled Up In Blue, Jokerman from the audio section, and the exit screen. The Series Of Dreams video is the same as on the Columbia/Compaq CD-Plus Sampler, see below.


Columbia 483847 6 (Europe) - front with sticker, scan by Ronald Born
Ronald Born's European copy is called "CD EXTRA" instead of "CD Plus" and came in a long box instead of the card slipcase of the US release. This copy is the version for Windows, with a Windows sticker on the front of the jewel case (the Macintosh version is more elusive).


Columbia 483847 6 (Europe) - rear insert scan by Ronald Born


Columbia 483847 6 (Europe) - front of "CD EXTRA" booklet, scan by Ronald Born


Columbia 483847 6 (Europe) - inside of "CD EXTRA" booklet, scan by Ronald Born


Columbia 483847 6 (Europe) - front insert unfolded, scan by Ronald Born

Columbia 483847 6 (Europe) - inside of insert, scan by Ronald Born

Columbia 483847 6 (Europe) - inside of insert, scan by Ronald Born

Columbia 483847 6 (Europe) - front of long box, scan by Ronald Born

Columbia 483847 6 (Europe) - rear of long box, scan by Ronald Born

Columbia 483847 6 (Europe) - CD1 scan by Ronald Born


Columbia 483847 6 (Europe) - CD2 scan by Ronald Born


Columbia 483847 6 (Europe) - inside of insert, scan by Ronald Born

The text on the long box is in four languages, English, French, Italian and German. There was also a "CD EXTRA" booklet in the same four languages. The CDs contain the same songs and extra material as the US version. The front insert was folded in three parts with track information on the inside. The CDs were made in Austria.

Thanks to David Plentus, Jack Guerreiro and Ronald Born for information and scans.


Compaq/Columbia CD-Plus Sampler - promotional CD+, Compaq CPDP 00010 (USA), 1995:


CPDP 00010 (USA) - CD scan by Jo Slater

R-0560-2 Dylan content in multi-media section of enhanced CD (not separately listed)

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Screenshots from CD Plus PC-playable section: overall menu, Dylan menu (same design as on Greatest Hits Vol.3 CD+ release, see above), start of Series Of Dreams video

This CD was given away with new Compaq PCs in 1995 as a demo of the CD-Plus technology. It comes in a plain white paper sleeve. The audio part includes Dignity from Greatest Hits Vol. 3, along with tracks from five other Columbia artists. The PC-playable part allows you to play Dignity while watching the lyrics on-screen karaoke-style, and also has part of the promotional video of Series Of Dreams. This CD-ROM content appears to be the same as that on CD2 of the Windows version of the Greatest Hits Vol. 3 CD-Plus release (see above), and appeared again on the CD Rolling Stone Presents New Voices Vol. 5, see 1996, where there are more screenshots.

Thanks to Jo Slater for information and pictures.


Various Artists - "Till The Night Is Gone: A Tribute To Doc Pomus" - compilation tribute CD, Rhino PRCD 71878 (USA, promo), Rhino R2-71878 (USA/Canada), Apr 1995; Forward/Rhino 8122-71878-2 (Germany), Jun 1995; EastWest/Rhino AMCY-819 (Japan), 25 Apr 1995:
The German release was manufactured by Warner Music Manufacturing Europe and also distributed to the UK, where my copy was bought.

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Rhino R2-71878 (USA) - front with sticker, scan by Hans Seegers


Rhino R2-71878 (USA) - front sticker scan by Hans Seegers

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Rhino PRCD 71878 (USA) - promo CD rear insert scan by Paul S. Levine

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Rhino PRCD 71878 (USA) - promo CD scan by Paul S. Levine

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Rhino PRCD 71878 (USA) - promo CD scan by Paul S. Levine, detail of incorrect catalogue number


Atlantic 1088 (USA) - original 1956 7" mono single recording by Big Joe Turner, picture from boogiewoogieflu.blogspot.com


Rhino R2-71878 (USA) - rear insert scan by Hans Seegers


Rhino R2-71878 (USA) - detail of rear insert, scan by Hans Seegers


Rhino R2-71878 (Canada) - outside of unfolded front insert, scan by Jack Guerreiro


Rhino R2-71878 (USA) - CD scan by Hans Seegers


Rhino R2-71878 (USA) - detail of CD, scan by Hans Seegers


Rhino R2-71878 (Canada) - front scan by Jack Guerreiro


Rhino R2-71878 (Canada) - rear insert scan by Jack Guerreiro


Rhino R2-71878 (Canada) - detail of rear insert, scan by Jack Guerreiro


Rhino R2-71878 (Canada) - CD scan by Jack Guerreiro


Rhino R2-71878 (Canada) - detail of CD, scan by Jack Guerreiro
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Forward/Rhino 8122-71878-2 (Germany) - front with sticker listing artists, scan by Paul S. Levine


Forward/Rhino 8122-71878-2 (Germany) - front with "Rhino" sticker (my copy)


Forward/Rhino 8122-71878-2 (Germany) - generic "Rhino" sticker


Forward/Rhino 8122-71878-2 (Germany) - front insert (my copy)

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Forward/Rhino 8122-71878-2 (Germany) - front sticker listing artists, scan by Paul S. Levine


Forward/Rhino 8122-71878-2 (Germany) - front with "Rhino" and Turkish stickers, copy found on eBay by Ian Woodward


EastWest/Rhino AMCY-819 (Japan) - obi scan by Hans Seegers


EastWest/Rhino AMCY-819 (Japan) - outside of unfolded front insert, scan by Hans Seegers


Forward/Rhino 8122-71878-2 (Germany) - CD


Forward/Rhino 8122-71878-2 (Germany) - detail of CD

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Forward/Rhino 8122-71878-2 (Germany) - rear insert


EastWest/Rhino AMCY-819 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Hans Seegers


EastWest/Rhino AMCY-819 (Japan) - detail of rear insert, scan by Hans Seegers


EastWest/Rhino AMCY-819 (Japan) - CD scan by Hans Seegers


EastWest/Rhino AMCY-819 (Japan) - detail of CD, scan by Hans Seegers


Forward/Rhino 8122-71878-2 (Germany) - detail of rear insert

R-0243 Boogie Woogie Country Girl (Doc Pomus/Reginald Ashby) - specially recorded for this album at Ardent Studios, Memphis, TN, on 9-11 May 1994
This song was originally recorded in 1956 by Big Joe Turner, see the Atlantic 7" mono single above. The B-side was Corrina, Corrina!

Also recorded at these sessions was My Blue-Eyed Jane (see Highway 61 Interactive below), later released with a new vocal track on the Tribute To Jimmie Rodgers album, see 1997.

The US promo CD shown came in a clear jewel case with no front insert. The CD has "PRCD 71870" incorrectly as the catalogue number on the front, but it is shown correctly as "PRCD 71878" round the centre hole. The rear insert shows it as "PRCD 71878".

The US release had a red sticker with black text on the jewel case, the German release just had a generic "Rhino" sticker. The Japanese release had an EastWest blue/black obi with light blue, yellow and white text and dated "95-4-25". The price was ¥2,400.

For A.K.A Doc Pomus, a 2012 Clear Lake Historical US documentary film about the life of Jerome Felder, a.k.a. "Doc Pomus", with Dylan footage, see VHS & DVD 2010s.

Thanks to Bill Hester for information and to Hans Seegers, Paul S. Levine and Jack Guerreiro for further information and scans.


"MTV Unplugged" - CD releases: Columbia 478374 2 (Europe/Australia)/Columbia 2-478374 (Brazil); Sony Music 478374 2 (Taiwan), Apr 1995; Sony Records SRCS 7616 (Japan), 11 May 1995; MiniDisc releases: Columbia 478374 8 (Europe), Apr 1995/Sony Records SRYS-1102 (Japan), 21 May 1995; Compact cassette releases: Columbia 478374 4 (NL); CBS/Sony 478374 4 (Spain); Columbia/Vitosha 478374 4 (Bulgaria), Columbia 478374 4 (Australia), 1995; 2LP releases: Columbia 478374-1/Simply Vinyl SVLP 100 (UK); Columbia 478374 1 (NL), Columbia 238.020-021 (Brazil), 1995:

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Columbia 478374 2 (Europe)/Columbia 2-478374 (Brazil) - CD front (my copies)
Recorded "live" at Sony Music Studios, New York 17 & 18 Nov 1994. The US album is not a rarity, even on vinyl, but other worldwide releases are! Nine examples on vinyl, cassette, CD and MiniDisc are shown - full details of all these albums are now in International Albums (Regular).

R-0233 Love Minus Zero/No Limit - bonus track (recorded 17 Nov 1994) on non-US copies of this album, also on European (PAL) MTV Unplugged VHS video, see VHS & DVD 1990s Part 2.

R-0232 Knocking On Heaven's Door - mistake edit with loop of cheering overdubbed on recalled first pressing of this album (Europe/Japan CD releases only)


Columbia 478374-1/Simply Vinyl SVLP 100 (UK) - 2LP set in sleeve with stickers (my copy)


Columbia 478374 4 (NL) - cassette front with sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia 478374 8 (Europe) - MiniDisc front scan by Dag Braathen


Columbia 478374 1 (NL) - LP front with sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel

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Sony Records SRCS 7616 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Hans Seegers


Sony SRYS-1102 (Japan) - MiniDisc with obi and sticker, front scan by Hans Seegers

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Sony Music 478374 2 (Taiwan) - front with obi, scan by John Gaylor


Columbia/Megastar 185311 (Saudi Arabia) - front of cassette insert, scan by Tom Willems

The LP and compact cassette releases have R-0233 only. The Sony Records Japan MiniDisc was originally released with both R-0233 and R-0232 but was re-released almost immediately with R-0232 corrected.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, John Gaylor, Gerd Rundel, Tom Willems and Dag Braathen for information and scans.


"MTV Unplugged" - CD-ROM release: Viacom VNM 10018 (Europe), 1995:


Viacom VNM 10018 (Europe) - box front scan by Kenny Matthew
This interactive CD-ROM contains a 21 sec video clip of Like A Rolling Stone from MTV Unplugged.

Thanks to Kenny Matthew for information and scans.


Viacom VNM 10018 (Europe) - box rear scan by Kenny Matthew

Viacom VNM 10018 (Europe) - booklet front scan by Kenny Matthew

Viacom VNM 10018 (Europe) - insert scan by Kenny Matthew

Viacom VNM 10018 (Europe) - CD-ROM scan by Kenny Matthew

Various Artists - "Hit's A Sony May '95 Vol. 6" - promo compilation CD, Sony XDCS 93177 (Japan), May 1995:
The title is a word play on the then current Sony advertising slogan for their audio/video products "It's a Sony"! The featured artist is Diana King.


Sony XDCS 93177 (Japan) - front scan by Wil Gielen
Bob's contribution is a rarity, although it wasn't intended to be - Knockin' On Heaven's Door from the first version of Japan's CD release of MTV Unplugged (Sony Records SRCS 7616).

R-0232-2 Knocking On Heaven's Door - mistake edit with loop of cheering overdubbed

For other 1990s promotional albums in this series, see here. For 2000s albums in this series, see the 2000s pages in this list. For 2000s albums in this series with Dylan rarities, see 2006 and 2007.

Thanks to Wil Gielen for information and scans.


Sony XDCS 93177 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Wil Gielen

Sony XDCS 93177 (Japan) - CD scan by Wil Gielen

"Dignity"- "MTV Unplugged" - CD and cassette singles, Columbia (Europe/Australia), May 1995:
(See 1994 for the USA/Europe Columbia Greatest Hits Vol. 3 Dignity singles)


Columbia 662076 2 (UK) - front (my copy)

The three rare tracks listed below are spread over the various singles:


Columbia 662076 5 (UK) - front (my copy)


Columbia 662076 4 (UK) - cassette front scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia 661400 2 (Austria) - front scan by Franck Faugere

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Columbia 661400 2 (Australia) - scan of front of card sleeve by Hans Seegers

R-0237 Dignity - radio edit of MTV Unplugged version (5:09, album version is 6:27)
For the MTV Unplugged VHS video, see VHS & DVD 1990s Part 2.

R-0239-2 A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall -live at the Great Music Experience with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Michael Kamen, Naira City, Japan, 22 May 1994, previously released on 1994 Greatest Hits Vol. 3 Dignity singles, see 1994

R-0137-3 It Ain't Me, Babe - live with the Rolling Thunder Revue, 1975, version from 4 Songs from Renaldo & Clara promo 12" EP (see 1978), also on the Japanese promo CD Mr. D's Collection # 3 (see 1993) and the 2001 Japanese live compilation Bob Dylan Live 1961-2000: Thirty Nine Years Of Great Concert Performances (see 2001). 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.

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Columbia 662076 2 (UK) - front insert (my copy)


Columbia 662076 2 (UK) - CD

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Columbia 662076 5 (UK) - front insert (my copy)


Columbia 662076 5 (UK) - CD

UK singles:

CD1 (Columbia 662076 2) has both the MTV Unplugged and Greatest Hits Vol. 3 versions of Dignity, plus A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall (R-0239)

CD2 (Columbia 662076 5) has the MTV Unplugged Dignity radio edit (R-0237), the MTV Unplugged full-length version again, John Brown from MTV Unplugged and It Ain't Me, Babe (R-0137) (no longer a rarity)

The CDs themselves are silver with black text.

The UK cassette single has R-0237 and John Brown on both sides.
 


Columbia 662076 4 (UK) - cassette front scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia 662076 4 (UK) - cassette rear scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia 662076 4 (UK) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia 662076 4 (UK) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

Europe except UK single:

Columbia 661400 2 was manufactured in Austria and released in Europe except the UK. It has five tracks: the MTV Unplugged album version of Dignity (not a rarity), the MTV Unplugged Dignity radio edit (R-0237), John Brown from MTV Unplugged (again not a rarity), A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall (R-0239) and It Ain't Me, Babe (R-0137) (no longer a rarity).

This release originally misspelled the title as "DIGINITY" on the CD itself (left). The CD was replaced by one with the correct spelling (below).
 


Columbia 661400 2 (Austria) - front insert scan by Franck Faugere

Australian single:

A single with the same cover and serial number, Columbia 661400 2, was released in Australia in a card sleeve, containing R-0237, R-0239 and R-0137 (no longer a rarity) as well as the full-length MTV Unplugged version of Dignity.

This release also mis-spells the title as "DIGINITY" on the CD itself (left). The CD in the Australian release was also replaced by one with the correct spelling but this time in the standard Columbia red design (right), not a picture CD (left).

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Columbia 661400 2 (Austria) - CD with incorrect title "DIGINITY", scan by Hans Seegers

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Columbia 661400 2 (Australia) - scan of front of card sleeve by Hans Seegers


Columbia 661400 2 (Australia) - rear of card sleeve with promo stamp, picture found by Jack Guerreiro
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Columbia 661400 2 (Australia) - scan of rear of card sleeve by Hans Seegers

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Columbia 661400 2 (Australia) - CD with incorrect title "DIGINITY", scan by Karl Erik Andersen

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Columbia 661400 2 (Australia) - corrected CD scan by Hans Seegers
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Columbia 661400 2 (Austria) - corrected CD scan by Hans Seegers

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Stefan Kraft, Colin Hindson, Alan Hoaksey, Rob van Estrik, Peter Pearson, Karl Erik Andersen, Manuel García Jara and Jack Guerreiro for information on the various Dignity CD single releases and scans.


"Knockin' On Heaven's Door" - promo CD single, Columbia CSK 7045 (USA), 1995:


Columbia CSK 7045 (USA) - front insert scan by Hans Seegers

This promo CD single is in a jewel case - the front insert is a single card with reviews of Bob's performance on MTV Unplugged on the reverse. For the MTV Unplugged VHS video, see VHS & DVD 1990s Part 2.
Columbia CSK 7045 (USA) - reverse of front insert, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CSK 7045 (USA) - rear insert scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CSK 7045 (USA) - CD scan by Hans Seegers

R-0439 Knockin' On Heaven's Door - edit of MTV Unplugged version (4:01)

R-0237-2 Dignity - edit of MTV Unplugged version (5:09)

The other tracks on the single were The Times They Are A-Changin' and John Brown, the regular MTV Unplugged album versions.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


Various Artists - "Superstar Concert Series" - radio station discs, Westwood One Radio Broadcast, Westwood One Show 95-36 (USA), broadcast 28 Aug 1995:
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 95-36 (USA) - cue sheet scan by Franck Faugere

R-0174-5 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 95-36 (USA) - CD1 scan by Franck Faugere
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Westwood One Show 95-36 (USA) - CD2 scan by Franck Faugere

Various Artists - "Message To Love: The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970" - 2CD set, Essential EDF CD 327 (UK), 1995:
This Essential set was released by Castle Communications under licence from Sony Music. This rarity is not on Columbia/Legacy C2K 65058 (USA), 1996 (or the Japanese release, Sony VACM-1016, 1995) - see note below. For details of the Message To Love VHS & DVD video releases, see VHS & DVD 1990s Part 2.

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EDF CD 327 (UK) (2CD double-width jewel case) - inner front scan by Olav Langum

R-0437 Desolation Row - 4:03 edit of the standard album version from Highway 61 Revisited

Even though Bob did not appear at the 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival, Desolation Row is included both in the film and on the soundtrack album (playing over the end credits). Why was the track included? An explanation is given by Nick Church in the CD booklet:
"Desolation Row, a song Bob Dylan had performed at the previous year's festival, came to be used to describe the bank of hills off to one side of the site where many hundreds of hippies collected. They either could not or would not pay, and this song became synonymous with their wretched struggle with the security guards who patrolled the festival perimeter."
Thanks to Michelle Simpson for this information. Although Bob and the Band rattled through seventeen songs in an hour at their 1969 Isle of Wight Festival appearance Desolation Row wasn't one of them! The complete 1969 Isle of Wight performance was included as CD3 of the 4CD limited deluxe edition of The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971), Aug 2013. Thirteen of the seventeen songs included are rarities, so the 4CD set is listed in 2013 (the standard 2CD set and the 3LP release do not contain these rarities).

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EDF CD 327 (UK) - outer front scan by Olav Langum

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EDF CD 327 (UK) - inner rear scan by Olav Langum

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EDF CD 327 (UK) - outer rear scan by Olav Langum

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Scan of the 1996 USA Columbia Legacy release - definitely without the rarity (2CD slimline jewel case)

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EDF CD 327 (UK)  - accompanying book scan by Olav Langum

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Isle Of Wight 1970 Poster

This album was originally listed in International Compilations: Various Artist Albums 1995, because I was informed the track was the standard album version. The entry for this one release only has now been moved here, since the edit qualifies for this 1995 Rarities page. On the currently available album, Columbia/Legacy C2K 65058, the full version of Desolation Row replaces the edit, so the UK Essential CD set is the only audio release with the rarity. However, Paul S. Levine has a copy of EDF CD 327 which has the full version of Desolation Row as originally reported. I can only assume that initial copies such as Olav Langum's shown here had the 4:03 edit but it was later replaced by the full version. If you come across a copy, look at the timings before buying! The shortened version remains on the video release. The 1995 Columbia/Legacy US and Canadian releases plus a Sony Music Japan release are still in International Compilations: Various Artist Albums 1995.  Ronald Born has a 2 cassette copy, EDF MC 327, that contains the full 11:17 version of Desolation Row, so is again listed in International Compilations: Various Artist Albums 1995.

Thanks to Olav Langum for information and scans.


Various Artists - "Doin' Dylan" - 2CD compilation, Columbia 480647 2 (Australia), 1995:


Columbia 480647 2 (Australia) - front insert folded (my copy)
This compilation was unique to Australia, and has not been released anywhere else. After a period of being out of print, it was re-released on 30 Sep 2002. The front insert is a single triple folded sheet.

R-0215-4 Boots Of Spanish Leather (with Nanci Griffith) - Bob plays harmonica, from her 1993 Elektra album Other Voices, Other Rooms, see 1993

For the Sep 2002 sequel to this album, Doin' Dylan 2, which also contains Dylan rarities, see 2002.


Columbia 480647 2 (Australia) - front insert unfolded (outside)


Columbia 480647 2 (Australia) - CD1

Columbia 480647 2 (Australia) - rear insert


Columbia 480647 2 (Australia) - front insert folded (inside)


Columbia 480647 2 (Australia) - CD2

Willie Nelson - "Revolutions Of Time: The Journey 1975-1993" - 3CD set in book-style digipak, Columbia Legacy C3K 64796 (USA), 1995:


Columbia Legacy C3K 64796 (USA) - front of digipak, scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

R-0216-2 Heartland (Bob Dylan/Willie Nelson) - Bob duets with Willie on this co-written song from his 1993 album Across The Borderline, lyrics on bobdylan.com here

This set in a book-style digipak also includes Willie's own version of Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground (for Bob's 1983 cover version released as a single B-side see 1983).


Columbia Legacy C3K 64796 (USA) - front of digipak, scan by Jack Guerreiro (promo release)


Columbia Legacy C3K 64796 (USA) - rear of digipak, scan by Jack Guerreiro (promo release)


Columbia Legacy C3K 64796 (USA) - detail of rear of digipak with promo sticker, scan by Jack Guerreiro (promo release)


Columbia Legacy C3K 64796 (USA) - rear of digipak, scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


Columbia Legacy C3K 64796 (USA) - front sticker scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


Columbia Legacy C3K 64796 (USA) - CD2 scan by Jack Guerreiro (promo and commercial releases)

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Jack Guerreiro for information and scans.


Various Artists - "Forrest Gump: Music, Artists And Times" - 3CD-ROM set, GTE Entertainment/Paramount Pictures/Upstream Multimedia 2018-0995 (USA), 1995:
This set has three CD-ROMs in a digipak inside a card slipcase. Bob's contributions occur on Disc 1.


GTE Entertainment/Paramount Pictures/Upstream Multimedia 2018-0995 (USA) - slipcase front scan by Hans Seegers


GTE Entertainment/Paramount Pictures/Upstream Multimedia 2018-0995 (USA) - slipcase rear scan by Hans Seegers


GTE Entertainment/Paramount Pictures/Upstream Multimedia 2018-0995 (USA) - digipak outside scan by Hans Seegers


GTE Entertainment/Paramount Pictures/Upstream Multimedia 2018-0995 (USA) - Disc 1 scan by Hans Seegers

R-0366    Blowin' In The Wind - loop of the harmonica solo from the Freewheelin' version, at the main menu on the "Blowin' In The Wind" link

R-0221-3 Blowin' In The Wind - with Joan Baez in the Rolling Thunder Revue, Fort Collins, CO, 23 May 1976, video taken from the Hard Rain TV special. Included here are one verse and the chorus, the full audio is on the 1993 Joan Baez Vanguard box set Rare Live & Classic, see 1993.

Joan Baez contributed to this CD-ROM, which contains an interview with her from 1995 and an excerpt of her singing Blowin' In The Wind from her From Every Stage album. As well as a biography and discography of Joan, this section also contains a biography of Bob (with some mistakes) and an album discography.

For the film soundtrack album which includes Rainy Day Women #12 & 35, the Blonde On Blonde album version and Joan Baez singing Blowin' In The Wind., see International Album Releases (Various Artists Compilations) 1994. For the 1994 film itself, see VHS and DVD: Films with Dylan Album Tracks.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Artur Jarosinski for information and Hans Seegers for scans.


"Highway 61 Interactive" - CD-ROM (Windows/Macintosh), Columbia/Graphix Zone CDAC 085700 (USA), 1995; Tring International/Ergo Software TDB047 (UK) (date?):
For complete information on the precise contents of the CD-ROM see Sven Erik Alm's guide at Karl Erik's amazing Expecting Rain site

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Columbia/Graphix Zone CDAC 085700 (USA) - front of the CD-ROM box, the "DYLAN" in gold leaf at the top scans poorly (my copy)

R-0241 House Of The Rising Sun (traditional) - electric version, 1964 overdub by Tom Wilson with Bob not present.
This is an audio track that does not require a PC to hear, as it can be played in any CD player.

R-0283 When He Returns - live, Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 20 Apr 1980
From an unreleased live album, the tracks for which were recorded in Toronto on 19 and 20 Apr 1980. This footage will also appear on a 2006 US DVD Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs Of Bob Dylan, see VHS and DVD 2000s Part 3.

R-0587 One Too Many Mornings (2:07) - live from the Supper Club, New York, late show, 16 Nov 1993

R-0588 Queen Jane Approximately (3:32) - live from the Supper Club, New York, late show, 17 Nov 1993

These two songs on video are from the New York Supper Club shows in 1993, an ultimately shelved TV special/video/live album project of four shows recorded over two nights by Bob in association with HBO (see Online Performances for four more songs from these shows available on bobdylan.com). For a full-screen collage of screenshots (136Kb) from these performances, see the top of this page or click here. (Seeing these is the "prize" in a game where you collect pieces of your Supper Club ticket as you explore the CD-ROM. When you have all the pieces of the ticket, you can visit the Supper Club!) Ring Them Bells from 17 Nov 1993 was released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006, Oct 2008.

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Columbia/Graphix Zone CDAC 085700 (USA) - back of the CD-ROM box

Tring International/Ergo Software TDB047 (UK) - front scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux


Tring International/Ergo Software TDB047 (UK) - rear insert scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux


Columbia/Graphix Zone CDAC 085700 (USA) - front of the CD insert

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Columbia/Graphix Zone CDAC 085700 (USA) - rear of the CD insert

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CDAC 085700 (USA) - CD-ROM itself
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Columbia/Graphix Zone CDAC 085700 (USA) - opening flap on front of the CD-ROM box

Tring International/Ergo Software TDB047 (UK) - reverse of rear insert (under clear CD tray), scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux


Tring International/Ergo Software TDB047 (UK) - front insert unfolded, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux


Tring International/Ergo Software TDB047 (UK) - inside of front insert, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

Tring International/Ergo Software TDB047 (UK) - CD-ROM scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

R-0242 Other rare tracks in the digitised files on this CD-ROM, not separately listed
These include several takes of Like a Rolling Stone; an alternate take of I Shall Be Free No. 10 with an extra verse (one of the four takes on The 50th Anniversary Collection 1964, R-1172 - R-1175, see
2014); and Medicine Sunday (an incomplete take of an early version of Temporary Like Achilles recorded in New York with The Band, now released on the 2CD set The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 - Bob Dylan 1965-1966 The Best Of The Cutting Edge, 2015, as well as the 6CD and 18CD sets). There are many clips from other unreleased tracks such as the first 1994 version of My Blue-Eyed Jane (R-0258, released on the Tribute To Jimmie Rodgers album, see 1997); Dink's Song (BDC71, released in full on bobdylan.com in Sep 2001, see Online Performances), now released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7: No Direction Home, Sep 2005; and Wade In The Water (R-0240, released in 1994 on the Swedish CD Bakhålls Litterära Röster (see 1994), and now also available in full on the 2001 Japanese live compilation Bob Dylan Live 1961-2000: Thirty Nine Years Of Great Concert Performances (see 2001). Thanks to Rob Carson for reminding me that these excerpts include Rocks And Gravel, a different take from that on the withdrawn version of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (see 1963) plus Sally Gal and the early take of Mr. Tambourine Man with Ramblin' Jack Elliott, both now released in 2005 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - No Direction Home: The Soundtrack.

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for information that R-1175, take 4 of I Shall Be Free No. 10 (4:45) on the 50th Anniversary Collection 1964 (LP5, Side 2, see 50th Anniversary Collection 1964) is the exact same take as the one previously released on the CD-ROM Highway 61 Interactive where it times at 4:44 (part of R-0242). The only differences are:

1. Hwy 61 Interactive: talk before take (Tom Wilson "Rolling four", Dylan: "OK"); 50th Anniversary Collection 1964: talk has been edited out
2. Hwy 61 Interactive: shorter fade at end; 50th Anniversary Collection 1964: longer fade.

Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for information that this CD-ROM was released in the UK by Tring International PLC in association with Ergo Software. Tring International was a British company which released low-price CDs and CD-ROMs, the latter in conjunction with Ergo Software. This release was in a standard jewel case, not a box. The front insert was a single folded card. The CD-ROM itself is identical with the US release.

Thanks to Tim Dunn for information that The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 will be released on 6 Nov 2015. This will be available in three formats: a 2CD set, an expanded 6CD set, and a massive 18CD set that will include all the sessions for Like A Rolling Stone and Medicine Sunday, previously released on this Highway 61 Interactive CD-ROM.

H61I03.jpg (30044 bytes) These six pictures are screenshots from the CD-ROM.

I have no knowledge about the way this CD-ROM works with current Apple Macintosh computers, but there is a problem with versions of Windows later than Windows 95. If you install the software directly from the CD-ROM, it also installs an old version of Apple's QuickTime, which will not work with modern Windows. Therefore you have to install the latest version of QuickTime from here , and then just run the Dylan programme directly from the CD-ROM. That should work, but if it doesn't you'll have to ask someone more skilled than I to fix it!

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Harry Belafonte - "The Best Of Harry Belafonte II" - compilation 2CD set, BMG Victor BVCP 2309 (Japan), 1995:

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BMG Victor BVCP 2309 (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers

R-0001-12 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.


Harry Belafonte - "2 Gether On 1: Jump Up Calypso/The Midnight Special" - 2 on 1 CD reissue, RCA/BMG 74321 29454 2 (Germany for Europe), 1995:
This release was made in Germany for distribution throughout Europe. It turned up again as CD3 of the BMG International 3CD set 3 Originals, see 2001. The Midnight Special
was eventually released on CD in the USA by Wounded Bird Records/Sony Music in 2009, see 1962 (as it's a re-release of the original album).


RCA/BMG 74321 29454 2 (Europe) - front scan by Hans Seegers

R-0001-13 Midnight Special (Huddie Ledbetter "Lead Belly") - Bob plays harmonica on the title track of Harry Belafonte's 1962 album The Midnight Special (stereo version)
The song title is usually given as just "Midnight Special", but here it is listed as "The Midnight Special" (the title of the album).

According to Rob van Estrik these two albums were remastered, so this track was in far better quality than on earlier CD releases in Belafonte compilations. For details of the original album, see 1962. The booklet shows illustrations of a 1980s European release previously not listed, RCA Victor NL 52324.

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


RCA/BMG 74321 29454 2 (Europe) - page of booklet with original album cover, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

RCA/BMG 74321 29454 2 (Europe) - rear of copy bought from Taiwan, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux


RCA/BMG 74321 29454 2 (Europe) - CD scan by Hans Seegers


RCA/BMG 74321 29454 2 (Europe) - front insert unfolded, scan by Hans Seegers


RCA/BMG 74321 29454 2 (Europe) - page of booklet with rear of original album cover, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux


RCA/BMG 74321 29454 2 (Europe) - rear insert scan by Hans Seegers

Various Artists - "BBC Classic Tracks - Duets" - radio station CD, Westwood One Program # 95-43 (USA), broadcast in the week of 16 Oct 1995:


Westwood One Program # 95-43 (USA) - cue sheet scan by Hans Seegers
R-0183-2    Positively 4th Street - recorded live in Sydney, Australia, 24 Feb 1986, with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

For details of the original Westwood One Superstars In Concert radio broadcast, see 1986.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


Westwood One Program # 95-43 (USA) - CD scan by Hans Seegers

Carolyn Hester - "Dear Companion" - 2 CD compilation, Bear Family BCD 15701 BH (Germany), late 1995:
This 2CD set comes in a double-width jewel case with a 52-page booklet containing three pictures of Bob. The front photo is a nice shot of Bob playing his harmonica for Carolyn at Columbia Recording Studios, New York, 29 Sep 1961. Bob plays harmonica on the same five tracks (with one small difference, see below) as on the Columbia Legacy CD reissue of her 1962 self-titled Columbia album (see 1994). For the US, UK and Japanese releases of the original album see 1962.


Bear Family BCD 15701 BH (Germany) - front (picture from Bear Family web-site)

R-0002-7 I'll Fly Away (Albert E. Brumley) (stereo version)
For a complete list of all the compilations on which this track has appeared, also see 1962.

R-0222-2 I'll Fly Away (Albert E. Brumley) - alternate take of R-0002

R-0003-3 Come Back, Baby (traditional) (stereo version)


Bear Family BCD 15701 BH (Germany) - front insert scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

Bear Family BCD 15701 BH (Germany) - rear insert scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

R-0321    Come Back, Baby (traditional) - alternate take of R-0003 (edited version of R-0223, 2:40)
Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for pointing out the version of this take that appears on the Columbia Legacy CD reissue of her 1962 self-titled Columbia album (R-0223, see 1994) is 2:45 and has at the end a noise like an acoustic guitar being knocked and a male voice. The version of this alternate take that appears here for the first time is edited at 2:40 and omits the noise and the voice.

R-0004-6 Swing And Turn Jubilee (traditional) (stereo version)
For a complete list of all the compilations on which this track has appeared, also see 1962.

Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for information and scans. Jean-Pol says these tracks are remixed slightly differently from the 1994 CD.


Robert Gordon - "Red Hot 1977-1981" - CD release, Razor & Tie 2063 (USA), 1995:


Razor & Tie 2063 (USA) - picture from allmusic.com
On allmusic.com the performers for this album include Bob Dylan, although no exact contribution is specified. There are no Bob Dylan covers on the album. More information required - it may just be a mistake.

Thanks to Freddy Ordoñez Araque for pointing out this entry.


Promotional/Regular Items for 1995


Living In Another Country: International Stereo Releases

Stereo promo items for 1995 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.

MTV Unplugged 1995
MTV Unplugged
(1995)


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