"Searching For A Gem"

Audio: International All Format Singles & EPs 1990-99

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This is part of a separate multi-year list by release date of international (now including the USA, which was once listed separately) promo and commercially-released stereo 7" and 12" singles, EPs and CD singles that have been referred to me but do not qualify for my Searching For A Gem list because they contain only performances which are available on officially released Dylan albums. Nevertheless, their interest value or scarcity means they're worth listing here - as far as I know many are not included on any other Internet site. Special thanks to Hans Seegers for many of these items! Stereo promo versions of commercially released singles and singles released exclusively for promotional purposes that were formerly listed in the Promotional Items sections of the yearly pages are now listed 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 23 November, 2017.


1990


"Political World" - 7" vinyl singles, CBS 655643 7 (UK/NL/Australia); 12" vinyl single, CBS 655643 6 (UK), 29 Jan 1990:


CBS 655643 7 (UK) - 7" single, front scan by Patrick Helfrich (this is a promo copy with a sticker showing the release date as 29 Jan 1990)


CBS 655643 7 (UK) - 7" single, rear scan by Patrick Helfrich


CBS 655643 7 (UK) - 7" single, detail of rear scan by Patrick Helfrich

CBS 655643 7 (UK) - 7" single, A-side scan by Patrick Helfrich

CBS 655643 7 (UK) - 7" single,
detail of A-side scan by Patrick Helfrich

CBS 655643 7 (UK) - 7" single, B-side scan by Patrick Helfrich

CBS 655643 6 (UK) - 12" single front photo by Ulf Gyllenspetz


CBS 655643 6 (UK) - 12" single rear photo by Ulf Gyllenspetz


CBS 655643 6 (UK) - 12" single A-side photo by Ulf Gyllenspetz


CBS 655643 6 (UK) - 12" single B-side photo by Ulf Gyllenspetz


CBS 655643 7 (Australia) - 7" single, A-side
scan by Stuart Moore

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CBS 655643 7 (Australia) - 7" single, B-side scan by Stuart Moore

CBS 655643 7 (NL) - 7" single, front
scan by John Stevens

CBS 655643 7 (NL) - 7" single, rear scan by John Stevens

CBS 655643 7 (NL) - 7" single, detail of rear scan by John Stevens

CBS 655643 7 (NL) - 7" single, A-side scan by John Stevens

CBS 655643 7 (NL) - 7" single, detail of A-side scan by John Stevens

CBS 655643 7 (NL) - 7" single, B-side scan by John Stevens

All tracks are regular album versions. For the CD single with these tracks, see below. For a 1989 Spanish promo single with this A-side, see International Singles 1987-89.

The UK 7" and 12" singles have the same picture sleeve, the title track plus Ring Them Bells from Oh Mercy. The UK 12" single also has Silvio from Down In The Groove and All Along The Watchtower live from Dylan & The Dead. The Dutch 7" single has a completely different front and rear sleeve and record label design. The UK and Dutch singles had red CBS record labels.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information that the Australian 7" single came in both promo and commercial generic sleeves, see 7" Single Sleeves. It had orange/yellow CBS record labels with a barcode on both sides.

Thanks to Raoul Verolleman, Ulf Gyllenspetz, Patrick Helfrich, John Stevens and Stuart Moore for information and pictures.


"Political World" - 5" CD single, CBS 655643 2 (UK/NL), Jan 1990:

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CBS 655643 2 (UK) - front of card sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers

This single in a card sleeve contained the title track and Ring Them Bells from Oh Mercy, Silvio from Down In The Groove and All Along The Watchtower (live) from Dylan And The Dead. It was made in England, but also released in Holland.

For a picture CD single with different tracks, see below. Thanks to Alan Hoaksey for the initial information and to Hans Seegers for further information and scans.

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CBS 655643 2 (UK) - rear of card sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers
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CBS 655643 2 (UK) - CD scan by Hans Seegers

"Political World" - 3" CD single, CBS 655643 3 (Austria for UK and NL), Jan 1990:


CBS 655643 3 (Austria for UK and NL) - front in plastic wallet, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS 655643 3 (Austria for UK and NL) - outside of card sleeve, scan by Jack Guerreiro


CBS 655643 3 (Austria for UK and NL) - inside of card sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS 655643 3 (Austria for UK and NL) - 3" CD scan by Gerd Rundel

This single in a folded card sleeve inside a plastic wallet used the Dutch 7" single front photo and contained the title track plus Ring Them Bells from Oh Mercy, Silvio from Down In The Groove and All Along The Watchtower (live) from Dylan And The Dead. It was manufactured in Austria, as stated on the CD, for release in the UK and Holland.

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro and Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"Political World" - picture 5" CD single, CBS 655643 5 (UK), Jan 1990:


CBS 655643 5 (UK) - front insert scan by Gerd Rundel
This CD single is unusual in that it has a different tracklist from the other UK singles while still using the "655643" catalogue number:
  1. Political World from Oh Mercy
  2. Caribbean Wind from Biograph
  3. You're A Big Girl Now from Biograph (the remixed New York Sessions version)
    For R-0117, the original version from the Blood On The Tracks test pressing, see 1974.
  4. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue from Biograph, live from the Free Trade Hall, Manchester, 17 May 1966, now also released in 1998 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Live 1966, see International Albums (Regular)

The front insert of Christopher Dunn's copy is omitted so the picture CD, which has a crop of the Oh Mercy front picture, is on view in the jewel case. Gerd Rundel's copy has a front insert of a single card, with a different front design from the regular CD single. The reverse of the front insert has this second track list with a noticeable mistake - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue is misprinted as "It's All Over Now, Bany Blue". Dag Braathen says the photo dates from Sep 1997, so cannot be contemporaneous. This and the spelling mistake lead me to think that this front insert may not be official.

For other UK CD and vinyl singles with the "655643" catalogue number with Ring Them Bells, Silvio and a live version of All Along The Watchtower, see above.

Thanks to Alex from Brazil for pointing out this eBay item to me, to Christopher Dunn and Gerd Rundel for scans and to Donald Mitchell and Dag Braathen for correcting mistakes.


CBS 655643 5 (UK) - reverse of front insert, scan by Gerd Rundel ("Bany Blue")
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CBS 655643 5 (UK) - rear insert scan by Christopher Dunn (dated 1990 and spelled correctly)
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CBS 655643 5 (UK) - picture CD scan by Christopher Dunn

"Most Of The Time" - promo CD single, Columbia CSK 73326 (USA), Apr 1990:

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CSK 73326 (USA) - front scan by David Plentus
Because this promo CD contains a rarity, full details are in 1990.

Thanks to David Plentus for information and scan.


"Unbelievable" - promo CD single, Columbia CSK 2138 (USA), Sep 1990:

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Columbia CSK 2138 (USA) - front of front insert (my copy)
US promo one-track CD, released before the album, includes song lyrics on the reverse of the front insert. The front picture of Bob is unique to this promo.

For European and Australian Unbelievable commercial singles, see below.


Columbia CSK 2138 (USA) - reverse of front insert (my copy)


Columbia CSK 2138 (USA) - rear insert (my copy)


Columbia CSK 2138 (USA) - CD (my copy)

"Unbelievable" - promo 7" vinyl single, CBS ARIC 2536 (Spain), Sep 1990:

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CBS ARIC 2536 (Spain) - front scan by Hans Seegers
This one-sided 7" single had a picture sleeve and yellow promo CBS labels. The label on the B-side is blank.

Thanks to Hervé from France for information and to Hans Seegers for scans.


CBS ARIC 2536 (Spain) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS ARIC 2536 (Spain) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS ARIC 2536 (Spain) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (blank)

"Unbelievable"/"10,000 Men" - 7" & 12" vinyl singles, CBS 656304 7/CBS 656304 6 (NL/Various European countries/Australia), 17 Sep 1990:

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CBS 656304 7 (NL) - front scan (7" single, title under Bob's name, my copy)
Unbelievable7NLBack.JPG (13309 bytes)
CBS 656304 7 (NL) - rear scan (7" single)

CBS 656304 7 (NL) - promo letter sent to Germany with copies of 7" single, scan by Tom Willems

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CBS 656304 7 (NL) - A-side scan (7" single)

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CBS 656304 7 (NL) - B-side scan (7" single)


CBS 656304 6 (NL) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (12" single)


CBS 656304 7 (UK) - front scan by Tom Willems (title at bottom, promo copy with sticker)


CBS 656304 7 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Tom Willems (promo sticker)


CBS 656304 7 (UK) - promo letter sent with copies of 7" single


CBS 656304 6 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers (12" single, title under Bob's name)


CBS 656304 6 (NL) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (12" single)


CBS 656304 6 (NL) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (12" single)


CBS 656304 7 (UK) - front (title at bottom, my commercial copy)


CBS 656304 7 (UK) - rear


CBS 656304 7 (UK) - A-side


CBS 656304 7 (UK) - B-side


CBS 656304 7 (Australia) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 656304 7 (Australia) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers

This single contained the title track and 10.000 Men from Under The Red Sky. The Dutch single has a slightly different picture sleeve (crop of the Under The Red Sky album photo, same as the 3" singles below, and has the song title handwritten.

The 12" single, with the same cover as the 7" single, contained the title track and 10,000 Men from Under The Red Sky plus Jokerman from Infidels. I previously listed this as from Holland. Hans Seegers informs me it was indeed manufactured at the CBS processing plant in Heemstrede, Holland, but was exported from there to Scandinavia, Switzerland and Greece - it was not actually available in Holland except as an import!

The UK 7" single, like the UK CD single, has the full album cover picture, with the song title in a typeface rather than handwritten. On the CD single it's in the same position as on the Dutch singles, but on the 7" single it's at the bottom! The rear sleeve has a different crop of the album picture omitting Bob. Thanks to Tom Willems for a "CBS-Blitzinformation" promo letter sent out with the Dutch single from Holland to German addresses and for scans of a promo copy of the UK single with a date sticker and promo letter.

The Australian 7" release, CBS 656304 7, came in both promo and commercial generic sleeves, see 7" Single Sleeves. It has orange/yellow CBS labels.

For a 1990 Unbelievable single-track US promo CD single, see above. For commercial Unbelievable CD singles, see below.

Thanks to Alan Hoaksey for initial information. Thanks to Hans Seegers for further information and scans.
 


"Unbelievable" - 5" CD singles: CBS 656304 2 (UK)/CBS 656304 9 (Australia), 17 Sep 1990; 3" CD singles: CBS 656304 1/CBS 656304 3 (mainland Europe), Sep 1990:

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CBS 656304 2 (UK) - 5" CD single front insert with Under The Red Sky album sleeve photo (my copy)

CBS 656304 2 - 5" CD single (UK):

The UK (made in Austria) 4-track 5" CD single comes in a standard jewel case with the title track and 10,000 Men from Under The Red Sky; In The Summertime (from Shot Of Love) and Jokerman (from Infidels), all regular album versions. (The front insert picture has "BOB DYLAN" in white on a black bar.)

CBS 656304 1 - 3" CD single (Europe)/CBS 656304 3 - 3" CD single (Europe):

The two 3" mainland Europe CD singles were made in Austria and have tracks as follows:
CBS 656304 3 - Unbelievable; 10,000 Men and Jokerman
CBS 656304 1 - Unbelievable; 10,000 Men only

These singles are in small card sleeves inside a clear plastic wallet, and have the same cover as the Dutch 7" single CBS 656304 7 above.

For a US Unbelievable promo CD single, see above.

For Dutch Unbelievable 7" and 12" singles, see above.

Thanks to Manfred Endtner, David Plentus and Gerd Rundel for information and scans.

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CBS 656304 2 (UK) - 5" CD single rear insert
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CBS 656304 2 (UK) - 5" CD single reverse of front insert
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CBS 656304 2 (UK) - 5" CD single, scan by David Plentus (silver, scans badly)

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CBS 656304 1 (mainland Europe), 3" CD single with two tracks - front scan by Manfred Endtner

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CBS 656304 1 (mainland Europe), 3" CD single with two tracks - rear scan by Manfred Endtner

CBS 656304 1 (mainland Europe), 3" CD single with two tracks - disc scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 656304 1 (mainland Europe), 3" CD single with two tracks - detail of disc, scan by Gerd Rundel

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CBS 656304 3 (mainland Europe), 3" CD single with three tracks - front photo by Ulf Gyllenspetz

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CBS 656304 3 (mainland Europe), 3" CD single with three tracks - rear photo by Ulf Gyllenspetz

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CBS 656304 3 (mainland Europe), 3" CD single with three tracks - disc scan by Manfred Endtner


CBS 656304 3 (mainland Europe), 3" CD single with three tracks - detail of disc, scan by Manfred Endtner


CBS 656304 9 (Australia) - front scan by Hans Seegers (promo and commercial releases)


CBS 656304 9 (Australia) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


CBS 656304 9 (Australia) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

CBS 656304 9 (Australia) - CD scan by Hans Seegers (promo and commercial releases)

CBS 656304-9  - 5" CD single (Australia):

This version of the 4-track CD single has a card sleeve and the same tracks as the UK single, but a slightly different front sleeve with a closer crop of the picture and "BOB DYLAN" and "Unbelievable" in red superimposed. The rear of the card sleeve is a crop of the Under The Red Sky rear album photo. The promo version shown has a gold stamp on the rear of the card sleeve.

Thanks to Hervé from France for information and to Hans Seegers for further information and scans


"Under The Red Sky" - promo 7" vinyl single, CBS ARIC 2600 (Spain), Oct 1990:

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CBS ARIC 2600 (Spain) - A-side scan by Dag Braathen
This promo single-sided 7" single from the album of the same name came in a generic black CBS sleeve with yellow promo CBS labels. The label on the B-side is blank.

Thanks to Dag Braathen for information and scans.

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CBS ARIC 2600 (Spain) - B-side scan by Dag Braathen
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Sleeve scan by Dag Braathen

Bob Dylan - "Unbelievable (actually plays Born In Time!)"/The Chimes - "True Love" - 7" jukebox vinyl single, CBS JC 15287 (Italy), Oct 1990:


CBS JC 15287 (Italy) - A-side scan by Peter Denzler (Bob Dylan)
This single is another in the series of Italian jukebox records with a Bob Dylan track on one side and another artist's track on the other. In this case the B-side is supposed to be Unbelievable from Under The Red Sky, but it is actually Born In Time from the same album. Peter Denzler has three copies of this jukebox single, and they all play Born In Time (Hans Seegers confirms no copies play Unbelievable). This is in fact the only worldwide occurrence of this song on a 7" single.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Peter Denzler for information and scans.


CBS JC 15287 (Italy) - B-side scan by Peter Denzler (The Chimes)

CBS JC 15287 (Italy) - jukebox strip scan by Hans Seeger

1991


"Dylan Originals: Celebrating 30 Years On Columbia" - 4 track promo CD single, Columbia XPCD 137 (UK), Jan 1991:


Columbia XPCD 137 (UK) - front (my copy)
Because this promo CD contains a rarity, full details are in 1991.

"5 Tracks From 'The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3'" - promo CD single, Columbia SAMPCD 1476 (Austria for Europe), Jan 1991:


Columbia Columbia SAMPCD 1476 (Austria for Europe) - scan by Hans Seegers
Because this promo CD contains a rarity, full details are in 1991.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scan.


"Series Of Dreams" - 7" stereo vinyl single, Columbia COL 656707-7 (NL), Mar 1991:

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Columbia COL 656707-7 (NL) - front of sleeve (my copy)
Because this single contains a rarity, full details are in 1991.

"Series Of Dreams" - CD singles, CBS 656707-2 (Australia)/Columbia COL 656707-5 (Austria for Europe), Mar 1991:


Columbia COL 656707-2 (Australia) - front scan by Hans Seegers
Because these singles contain a rarity, full details are in 1991.

"Series Of Dreams" - promo CD single, Columbia CSK 3041 (USA), Mar 1991:

 
Columbia CSK 3041 (USA) - front insert, scan by Christopher Dunn
Because this promo CD contains a rarity, full details are in 1991.

Thanks to Christopher Dunn for information and scan.


"Blind Willie McTell" - promo CD single, Columbia CSK 4042 (USA), 1991:

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Columbia CSK 4042 (USA) - front insert scan by David Plentus
Because this promo CD contains a rarity, full details are in 1991.

Thanks to David Plentus for information and scan.


George Harrison/Bob Dylan - "The Concert for Bangladesh Selections" - 3 track promo CD single, Epic SAMPCD 1538 (USA/Europe), 1991:


Epic SAMPCD 1538 (USA) - picture from Wim van der Mark
Because this promo CD contains a live rarity, full details are in 1991.

For details of the original soundtrack album boxed set see 1972. For the remastered CD version with a bonus track, see 2005. See VHS & DVD 1970s for the original releases of the film of this concert. 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.

Thanks to Wim van der Mark for information and picture.


1992


"Paths Of Victory" - 7" "audiodisc" acetate of Witmark demo, MPHC Reference Recordings, recorded 1963, offered for sale by auction (USA), Dec 1992:


Picture from "Isis" 46, Dec 1992/Jan 1993
Because this acetate contains a rarity, full details are in 1992.

Thanks to Derek Barker for the picture.


Various Artists - "Mastersound" - limited edition promo gold 5-track CD, Columbia CSK-4757 (USA), 1992:


Columbia CSK-4757 (USA) - front of box scan by Gerd Rundel
Bob's contribution to this promo gold CD is Rainy Day Women #12 & 35, the version from the 1992 gold CD release of Blonde On Blonde (see 1966). The other artists featured are Boston, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis and Billy Joel.

The CD came in a white book-style long box. There was a rear insert, but there was no front insert.


Columbia CSK-4757 (USA) - rear of box scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CSK-4757 (USA) - inside of box with gold CD in jewel case, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CSK-4757 (USA) - rear insert scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia CSK-4757 (USA) - gold CD scan by Gerd Rundel

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans. For Stereo Review 35th Anniversary, a 9-track "Mastersound" gold CD sampler see International Album Releases (Various Artists Compilations) 1993.


"Like A Rolling Stone" - promo and commercial CD singles, Columbia 657939-2 (Australia), 1992:
Thanks to Neale Judd for the information that this CD was commercially available as well as a promo. The only difference on the promo copy is the gold stamp on the reverse of the CD insert, shown below.

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Columbia 657939-2 (Australia) - front scan by Christopher Dunn
This CD single contains three versions of Like A Rolling Stone: the regular version from Highway 61 Revisited; the live 1969 Isle of Wight version from Self Portrait and the 1978 Australian compilation Masterpieces and the rehearsal version from The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3.

Other tracks are All Along The Watchtower (from John Wesley Harding and Masterpieces) and Knockin' On Heaven's Door (from Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid and Masterpieces).

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Columbia 657939-2 (Australia) - rear scan by Christopher Dunn


Columbia 657939-2 (Australia) - rear scan with gold promo stamp by Neale Judd

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Columbia 657939-2 (Australia) - CD scan by Christopher Dunn

Information and scans from Christopher Dunn and Neale Judd. For more information of the rarities on Masterpieces (which had just been re-released in Australia in a 3CD version), see 1978.


"Special Advance Sampler" - promo CD single, Columbia CSK 4857 (USA), Dec 1992:

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CSK 4857 (USA) - front of brown card sleeve, scan by Christopher Dunn

Four tracks from "Bob Dylan's new all-acoustic record" Good As I Been To You - Sittin' On Top Of The World; Tomorrow Night; Canadee-I-O; and Hard Times.

This item comes in a plain brown card sleeve with a white/black sticker inside a clear plastic wallet.

Thanks to Henk Meijer for information and to Christopher Dunn and Gerd Rundel for scans. Special thanks to Peter Gilmer for a copy of this single.


CSK 4857 (USA) - rear of brown card sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel
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CSK 4857 (USA) - CD scan by Christopher Dunn

"Good As I Been To You" - promo CD single, Columbia CSK 4932 (USA), Dec 1992:

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CSK 4922 (USA) - cover scan by Christopher Dunn
Step It Up And Go from "Bob Dylan's critically acclaimed new release" Good As I Been To You.

This item has a thin plain paper sleeve with a white sticker with text in violet.

Thanks to Henk Meijer for information and Christopher Dunn for scans. Special thanks to Peter Gilmer for a copy of this single.

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CSK 4922 (USA) - CD scan by Christopher Dunn

"Step It Up And Go" - promo 7" vinyl single, Columbia 71000993-A (Costa Rica), Dec 1992:

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Columbia 71000993-A (Costa Rica) - promo A-side scan by Hans Seegers (B-side is blank)

This very rare item is a one-sided white label 45rpm single with a black song title and "DISCO PROMO/NO DISPONIBLE PARA LA VENTA" printed in red on the left of the label. As far as I know no single containing this track was released commercially. It was made in Costa Rica by Indica S.A. (Industria de Discos Centroamericano) and distributed throughout Central America.

For a picture of the unique 7" sleeve used in Costa Rica, see 7" Singles Sleeves.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


Columbia 71000993-A (Costa Rica) - detail of promo A-side, scan by Hans Seegers


1993


Bob Dylan and Guests - "My Back Pages" - promo 7" vinyl single, CBS/Sony ARIC 245 (Spain), Aug 1993:

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CBS/Sony ARIC 245 (Spain) - front scan by Hans Seegers
Thanks to Francisco Lima for information about this single-sided promo 7" single with the 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration version of My Back Pages (the B-side is blank). It has yellow CBS/Sony promo labels and was not released as a commercial single.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for further information and scans.

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CBS/Sony ARIC 245 (Spain) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS/Sony ARIC 245 (Spain) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS/Sony ARIC 245 (Spain) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (blank)

Bob Dylan and Guests - "My Back Pages" - promo CD single, Columbia CSK 5323 (USA), Aug 1993:

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Columbia CSK 5323 (USA) - front insert (my copy)
This single-track CD single in a jewel case also has the 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration version of My Back Pages. It was released to promote the album, which is illustrated on the rear insert, which also has the text "DEMONSTRATION - NOT FOR SALE". MBPUSPromoReverse.JPG (45389 bytes)
Columbia CSK 5323 (USA) - reverse of front insert

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Columbia CSK 5323 (USA) - rear insert

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Columbia CSK 5323 (USA) - CD

Bob Dylan and Guests - "My Back Pages" - promo CD single, Columbia COL 659599 1 (Europe), Aug 1993:


Columbia COL 659599 1 (Europe) - front of card sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers
This two-track CD single in a card sleeve was manufactured in Austria for distribution in Europe. It has the the same cover picture as the US promo single above, and contains the 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration version of My Back Pages, plus the original album version from Another Side Of Bob Dylan. It comes in a card sleeve, unlike the singles above and below.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


Columbia COL 659599 1 (Europe) - reverse of card sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia COL 659599 1 (Europe) - CD scan by Hans Seegers

Bob Dylan and Guests - "My Back Pages" - commercial CD single, Columbia COL 659599 2 (Europe), Aug 1993:


Columbia COL 659599 2 (Europe) - CD single insert scan by Hans Seegers
This three-track CD single, with the same cover picture as the US promo single above, has the 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration version of My Back Pages, plus Knockin' On Heaven's Door from the same concert, and the original album version of My Back Pages from Another Side Of Bob Dylan.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans and to Hervé from France for the photo.


Columbia COL 659599 2 (Europe) - promo letter sent out with single in Germany, photo by Hervé from France


Columbia COL 659599 2 (Europe) - CD scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia COL 659599 2 (Europe) - detail of CD single insert, scan by Hans Seegers

Bob Dylan and Guests - "My Back Pages" - promo and commercial CD singles, Columbia 659767 2 (Australia), Aug 1993:

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Columbia 659767 2 (Australia) - CD single insert scan by Sam C. Visser (both variants)
This three-track Australian CD single is the same as the European single above.

Thanks to Sam C. Visser for the information that there were two different releases of this single. They were both in a thin CD single jewel case with an identical folded insert. The CDs themselves were quite different: the first credits "BOB DYLAN" in bold type, while the second has "MY BACK PAGES" in bold type and credits "VARIOUS ARTISTS". The text below the centre is laid out completely differently.

Neale Judd has a promo copy of 659767 2 with a gold promo stamp with "DEMONSTRATION ONLY NOT FOR SALE" on the inside of the insert. The CD itself is the second variant credited to "VARIOUS ARTISTS".

Thanks to Espen Aas, Sam C. Visser and Neale Judd for information and scans.


Columbia 659767 2 (Australia) - detail of CD single insert, scan by Sam C. Visser

Columbia 659767 2 (Australia) - rear of CD single insert with promo stamp, scan by Neale Judd
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Columbia 659767 2 (Australia) - CD scan by Sam C. Visser (first variant)
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Columbia 659767 2 (Australia) - CD scan by Sam C. Visser (second variant)

Bob Dylan and Guests - "The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration" - 6-track promo CD single, Columbia XPCD 308 (UK), Aug 1993:
This promo CD in a thin CD single jewel case with a single folded insert was also exported to Holland.


Columbia XPCD 308 (UK) - front scan by Hans Seegers
This selection from the 2CD set contains My Back Pages as above; The Times They Are A-Changin' (Tracy Chapman); All Along The Watchtower (Neil Young); Mr. Tambourine Man (Roger McGuinn); Knockin' On Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan); Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (Eric Clapton).

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


Columbia XPCD 308 (UK) - CD scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia XPCD 308 (UK) - unfolded insert scan by Hans Seegers

1994


"Dignity "- stereo promo cassette single, Columbia (no catalogue number) (USA), mid 1994:


Insert scan by Manuel García Jara
This promo single has the album track from Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. 3 on both sides. It was made by Now! Recording Systems Inc. for Columbia. The cassette is clear plastic with green labels.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (Side 2 is identical)

"Dignity "- CD singles, Columbia (USA/Europe), mid 1994:

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Columbia CSK 6595 (USA) - outside of front insert

Because these singles contain two rarities including an edit of the album track from Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. 3, full details are in 1994.

1995 singles with the live Dignity from MTV Unplugged are below.


Various Artists - set of "Woodstock 94" set of four CD singles, A&M WOODSTO-1/WOODSTO-2/WOODSTO-3/WOODSTO-4 (Spain), Nov 1994:


Scan of the four Spanish A&M singles by Hans Seegers

Because this set of four CD singles contains a live rarity, full details are in 1994.

1995


"Dignity" - CD and cassette singles, Columbia (Europe/Australia), May 1995:


Columbia 662076 2 (UK) - front (my copy)
Because these CD singles contain rarities including an edit of the live album track from MTV Unplugged, full details are in 1995. 1994 singles with Dignity from Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. 3 are above.
Columbia 662076 4 (UK) - cassette front scan by Manuel García Jara

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


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

Because this promo CD single contains two rarities, full details are in 1995.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"Knockin' On Heaven's Door" - CD single from "MTV Unplugged", Columbia COL 662190 2 (France/NL), Jun 1995:


Columbia COL 662190 2 (France/NL) - front with tour sticker, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia COL 662190 2 (France/NL) - tour sticker scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia COL 662190 2 (France/NL) - unfolded CD insert, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia COL 662190 2 (France/NL) - CD scan by Hans Seegers

This CD single was manufactured in Austria for the French and Dutch markets. It is in a thin CD single jewel case with a sticker advertising Bob's tour in June/July 1995. There is a single folded insert, white on the reverse. The other tracks on the CD were The Times They Are A-Changin', also from MTV Unplugged; Hurricane from Desire and Changing Of The Guards (original 1978 Street-Legal version, 30 seconds shorter than 1999 version). Hurricane and Changing of The Guards came from Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. 3 (shown on the inside of the unfolded insert).

This is the only CD single released after 1990 that hasn't contained rare tracks! (The replaced version of Changing Of The Guards can still be found on CD on 1994's Greatest Hits Vol. 3, so it's not a rarity.)

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Franck Faugere for information and to Hans Seegers for scans.


1997


"Gotta Serve Somebody"/"Man Gave Names To All The Animals" - 7" single in "Hall of Fame"/"Disque D'Or" series, Columbia C4-1048 (Canada), 1997:


Columbia C4-1048 (Canada) - A-side scan by Dag Braathen
This stereo single came in a generic "Hall of Fame"/"Disque d'Or" sleeve. There was no equivalent US "Hall of Fame" release. Both tracks are the album versions from Slow Train Coming.

The A-side is dated "AUGUST 1979" and the B-side is dated "NOVEMBER 1979".

Thanks to Dag Braathen and Hans Seegers for information and scans.


Columbia C4-1048 (Canada) - B-side scan by Dag Braathen

"Time Out Of Mind - 4 Track Sampler" - promo CD single, Columbia CSK 2926 (USA), Sep 1997:


Columbia CSK 2926 (USA) - front of digipak, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CSK 2926 (USA) - outside of digipak (without sticker), scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson


Columbia CSK 2926 (USA) - inside of digipak with CD, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson


Columbia CSK 2926 (USA) - CD scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CSK 2926 (USA) - rear of digipak with promo sticker
, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CSK 2926 (USA) - promo sticker scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CSK 2926 (USA) - outside of digipak with Hebrew promo sticker, photo from eBay


Columbia CSK 2926 (USA) - Hebrew promo sticker photo from eBay

This CD single is in a digipak and Hans Seegers' copy has a white promotion sticker on the back. The songs are the regular album versions, the first four tracks of the album. Thanks to Wiebke Dittmer for finding a copy on eBay with a yellow sticker with Hebrew text from NMC Music Ltd. for promo use in Israel. This copy also has the white US promo sticker on the back.

Thanks to Franck Faugere for information and Hans Seegers and Sonny Boy McFitzson for information and scans.


Four Song Sampler from "Time Out Of Mind" - promo CD single, Columbia XPCD 914 (UK), Sep 1997:


Columbia XPCD 914 (UK) - front scan by Hans Seegers
This promo CD single was made in Austria for the UK market. The songs are the regular album versions, but a different song selection from CSK 2926!

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Christopher Dunn for information and scans..

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Columbia XPCD 914 (UK) - inside scan by Christopher Dunn
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Columbia XPCD 914 (UK) - CD, scan by Christopher Dunn

"Love Sick" - promo CD single, Columbia SAMPCS 4671 (Europe), 29 Sep 1997:

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Columbia SAMPCS 4671 (Europe) - CD single insert front, scan by Franck Faugere
This promo CD single in a thin jewel case has Love Sick and 'Til I Fell In Love With You - the regular album versions.
Columbia SAMPCS 4671 (Europe) - inside of CD single with disc, scan by Jack Guerreiro

Columbia SAMPCS 4671 (Europe) - front of CD single with German sticker, picture found on eBay by Neil Burling

Columbia SAMPCS 4671 (Europe) - rear of CD single showing German insert, picture found on eBay by Neil Burling

The copy found by Neil Burling on eBay has a red sticker with white German text "aus dem genialen Album TIME OUT OF MIND produziert von DANIEL LANOIS, Vö: 29.09." It also has an insert with German text.

Thanks to Franck Faugere, Jack Guerreiro and Neil Burling for information and scans.


"Love Sick" - promo CD single, Columbia CSK 3467 (USA), Sep 1997:


Columbia CSK 3467 (USA) - front insert scan by Hans Seegers

Because the title track on this promo single is edited, full details are in 1997.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scan.


"Standing In The Doorway" - promo CD-R test pressing, Columbia (no catalogue number) (Norway), Sep 1997:


CD-R scan by Oyvind Svele
Because the title track on this promo single is edited, full details are in 1997.

Thanks to Oyvind Svele for information and scan.


"Le Sampler" - promo 6-track CD single free with French magazine "Rock & Folk", Columbia SAMPCD 4609-2 (France), Oct 1997:

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Columbia SAMPCD 4609-2 (France) - front of card sleeve (my copy)

A unique item, although all the six tracks are the regular album versions:

To Ramona; Absolutely Sweet Marie; Time Passes Slowly; Shelter From The Storm (live from Hard Rain); Everything Is Broken; Dark Eyes.

The albums from which the tracks come are shown on the rear of the card sleeve. The magazine has an article on Bob called "Débat Dylan" (The Dylan Debate).

Information and scans from Franck Faugere and Hans Seegers.


Columbia SAMPCD 4609-2 (France) - rear of card sleeve (my copy)
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Columbia SAMPCD 4609-2 (France) - scan of picture CD by Franck Faugere
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"Rock & Folk" (France), Oct 1977 issue - scan by Hans Seegers

"Live '96" - promo CD single, Columbia CSK 3818 (USA), Dec 1997:


Columbia CSK 3818 (USA) - CD in black cut-out sleeve (my copy)
Because this promo CD single contains four live rarities, full details are in 1997.

Various Artists - untitled promo CD sampler, Columbia SMPD 069 (Canada), Dec 1997:

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Columbia SMPD 069 (Canada) - photo from eBay
Because this promo CD single contains a Dylan rarity, full details are in 1997.

1998


"Not Dark Yet" - CD single, Columbia COL 665443-2 (Scandinavia), Feb 1998:


Columbia COL 665443-2 (Scandinavia) - front of CD with sticker (my copy)
Because this CD single contains three live rarities, full details are in 1998.

"Love Sick" - CD single test pressing, Columbia (no catalogue number) (USA), Apr/May 1998:


Grammys CD-R - scan by Stuart Sonshine
Because this CD single test pressing contains a rarity, full details are in 1998.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for finding this on eBay and to Stuart Sonshine for the scan.


"Love Sick" - promo CD single, Columbia XPCD 1015 (UK), May 1998:

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Columbia XPCD 1015 (UK) - front of card sleeve (my copy)

Because this promo CD single contains a rarity, full details are in 1998.


"Love Sick" - 2-track CD single, Columbia 665997 1 (Europe), Jun 1998:


Columbia COL 665997 1 (Europe) - front of card sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel
Because this CD single contains two live rarities, full details are in 1998.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scan.


"Love Sick" - two 4-track CD singles, Columbia 665997 2/5 (Europe), Jun 1998:


COL 665997 2 (UK) - this has a live version of the title track plus three other live rarities (my copy)
Because these CD singles contain seven live rarities, full details are in 1998.
COL 665997 5 (UK) - this has the album version of the title track plus three further live rarities (my copy)

"Dignity" - promo CD single for "Touched By An Angel" soundtrack album, 550 Music/Sony Music Soundtrax (catalogue number?) (USA), Nov 1998:

R-0273 Dignity - original Oh Mercy out-take produced by Daniel Lanois - Touched By An Angel version
This version is included on the 2000 European/Japanese Columbia compilations The Best Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2 (see 2000), and and the UK/French release of The Essential Bob Dylan (see 2001) and now on the 2007 3CD compilation Dylan, see International Albums (Regular). As it's no longer a rarity, full details of this single have been moved to Released Rarities.

More details required!


"Love Sick/Dylan Alive" - 2CD single set, SME Records (Sony Music Entertainment) SRCS 8760/8761 (Japan), end 1998:


SME Records SRCS 8760-8761 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Jack Guerreiro
Because this CD single set contains the same seven live rarities, full details are in 1998.

Thanks to Wim van der Mark and Jack Guerreiro for information and scan.


1999


"Not Dark Yet/Dylan Alive Vol. 2" - CD single, SME Records (Sony Music Entertainment) SRCS 8914 (Japan), 20 Oct 1999:


SME Records (Sony Music Entertainment) SRCS 8914 (Japan) - front with obi (my copy)
Because this CD single contains three live rarities, full details are in 1999.

John Harris - "The Superhuman Crew" - CD single included with book, Getty Trust Publications (USA), Oct 1999:


Front of book, picture from Getty Museum web-site

Front of book with sticker, scan by Jack Guerreiro

Front sticker scan by Jack Guerreiro
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Columbia A 30657 (USA) - rear inside cover of book with CD single (my copy)

Columbia A 30657 (USA) - CD scan by Jack Guerreiro

This book by a senior member of the staff of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles combines the lyrics of Bob Dylan's Desolation Row with images from the painting by James Ensor "Christ's Entry into Brussels in 1889". The book includes a reproduction of the entire painting as well as a single track CD with the Highway 61 Revisited studio version of the song (Columbia A 30657). The CD is sealed in a plastic sleeve inside the book's rear cover.

For more details and purchase information, go to the J. Paul Getty Museum site Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for the scans (my copy didn't have a front sticker).


Various Artists - "The Hurricane: Songs From And Inspirited By The Motion Picture" - 5-track promo CD singles, MCA/Beacon/Universal MCA 3P-93076 (USA), Dec 1999:

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MCA/Beacon/Universal MCA 3P-93076 (USA) - front scan by Hans Seegers


MCA/Beacon/Universal advance promo (USA) - front scan by Hans Seegers


MCA/Beacon/Universal advance promo (USA) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

MCA/Beacon/Universal advance promo (USA) - CD-R scan by Hans Seegers

MCA/Beacon/Universal MCA 3P-93076 (USA) - rear insert scan by Hans Seegers

MCA/Beacon/Universal MCA 3P-93076 (USA) - CD scan by Hans Seegers

These CD singles are promos for the soundtrack album of the Norman Jewison film about boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter. Bob's contribution is Hurricane, the album version from Desire. A "rap" version of the song is also performed by Black Thought, Common and Mos Def. The advance promo is a CD-R without a catalogue number in a jewel case with text-only information on the inserts.

The regular album was released in Jan 2000, see International Compilations: Various Artist Albums 2000-02. For the movie itself see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 1.

Thanks to Tim Dunn and Hervé from France for information and to Hans Seegers for further information and scans.


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