"Searching For A Gem"

Bob Dylan's Officially Released Rarities and Obscurities

Audio: 2001

All the songs listed in the Official Rarities section are cross-referenced by song title in these alphabetical pages.
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Bob's 60th birthday falling in 2001 is probably why this is a very long page! 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 )

Key to symbols used:
Links to other World Wide Web pages -
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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)


Funkstar Deluxe "Keep On Moving (It's Too Funky In Here)" - CD release, Hypnotic Records CLU D12008-2 (Denmark); Edel America Records ED182362 (USA); Hypnotic/Attic EDL-6012-2 (Canada), Jan 2001; CD extra release: Hypnotic/Edel Records ADDCD072 (Denmark), 2000:

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Edel America Records ED182362 (USA) - picture from Funkstar Deluxe web-site

R-0461 All Along The Watchtower (4:31) - remix of 1967 original from John Wesley Harding with additional guitars overdubbed by Noah Rosanes, bass and harmonica by Thomas Welin, percussion by Martin Spangs

Thanks to Harold Lepidus, David Plentus and Dag Braathen for the information - more details at . Thanks to Peter Coulthard for scans of the Danish release and to Jack Guerreiro for scans of the Canadian release.

An edit and an extended remix of this track were released on a CD single on 11 Jun 2001 - see below.


Edel America Records ED182362 (USA) - detail of front, picture from Funkstar Deluxe web-site


Hypnotic Records CLU D12008-2 (Denmark) - rear insert scan by Peter Coulthard (front is same as US release)


Hypnotic Records CLU D12008-2 (Denmark) - detail of rear insert, scan by Peter Coulthard


Hypnotic Records CLU D12008-2 (Denmark) - reverse of rear insert scan by Peter Coulthard (under clear CD tray)

Hypnotic/Edel Records ADDCD072 (Denmark) - CD extra front scan by Stuart Moore

Hypnotic/Edel Records ADDCD072 (Denmark) - detail of CD extra front, scan by Stuart Moore

Hypnotic/Edel Records ADDCD072 (Denmark) - rear of CD front insert, scan by Stuart Moore


Hypnotic/Edel Records ADDCD072 (Denmark) - CD extra rear insert scan by Stuart Moore


Hypnotic/Edel Records ADDCD072 (Denmark) - detail of CD extra rear insert, scan by Stuart Moore


Hypnotic Records CLU D12008-2 (Denmark) - CD scan by Peter Coulthard


Hypnotic Records CLU D12008-2 (Denmark) - detail of CD, scan by Peter Coulthard

Hypnotic/Attic EDL-6012-2 (Canada) - front scan by Jack Guerreiro


Hypnotic/Attic EDL-6012-2 (Canada) - rear insert scan by Jack Guerreiro


Hypnotic/Attic EDL-6012-2 (Canada) - CD scan by Jack Guerreiro

Hypnotic/Edel Records ADDCD072 (Denmark) - CD extra scan by Stuart Moore

Hypnotic/Edel Records ADDCD072 (Denmark) - detail of CD extra, scan by Stuart Moore

Funkstar Deluxe "Keep On Moving (It's Too Funky In Here)" - promo CD release, Avex Trax AVCD 11931 (Japan), 25 Apr 2001:


Avex Trax AVCD 11931 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Jim Siddy
This release had a black obi with red and white text, price ¥2,548 (¥2,427 plus sales tax) and release date "01-4-25" (25 Apr 2001). The withdrawal date is "03-4-24" (24 Apr 2003). The front insert is a four leaf fold-out in colour and there is also a monochrome lyric sheet in Japanese. The copy shown is a promo with a promo sticker on the rear of the obi and text in English around the CD centre hole "SAMPLE ON LOAN TO BE RETURNED".

Thanks to Jim Siddy for information and scans.


Avex Trax AVCD 11931 (Japan) - obi with promo sticker, scan by Jim Siddy

Avex Trax AVCD 11931 (Japan) - front in jewel case, scan by Jim Siddy

Avex Trax AVCD 11931 (Japan) - promo sticker on rear of obi, scan by Jim Siddy

Avex Trax AVCD 11931 (Japan) - rear in jewel case, scan by Jim Siddy

Avex Trax AVCD 11931 (Japan) - promo CD scan by Jim Siddy

Avex Trax AVCD 11931 (Japan) - detail of promo CD, scan by Jim Siddy

Various Artists - "Hit's A Sony 2001 January" - promo compilation CD, SME XDCS 93446 (Japan), Jan 2001:

This 16-track compilation for radio stations from Sony Japan includes a rarity, a live 2000 performance of Blowin' In The Wind.


SME XDCS 93446 (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers

R-0436-3 Blowin' In The Wind - Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA, 16 Mar 2000, previously included on a bonus live CD with the UK release of The Best Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2 and also on the Japanese Things Have Changed/Bob Dylan Alive Vol. 3 CD singles set, for both see 2000.


SME XDCS 93446 (Japan) - front insert unfolded, scan by Hans Seegers


SME XDCS 93446 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Hans Seegers


SME XDCS 93446 (Japan) - CD scan by Hans Seegers
For other albums in this series with Dylan rarities, see 2006, 2007 and 2008. For 2000s volumes in this series with Dylan album tracks, see International Album Releases (Various Artist Compilations) 2000s. For 1990s promotional albums in this series with Dylan album tracks, see International Album Releases (Various Artist Compilations) 1990s.

The front photograph is of Jennifer Lopez.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan Live 1961-2000: Thirty-Nine Years Of Great Concert Performances"- promo cassette and compilation CD, SME (Sony Music Entertainment) Records SRCS 2438 (Japan), 28 Feb 2001:

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SME Records SRCS 2438 (Japan) - promo cassette insert, scan by Wil Gielen

This live compilation album was exclusive to Japan, released to coincide with Bob's 2001 tour there. Many of these tracks are part of the 42 rarities included for download with the Aug 2006 Apple iTunes Bob Dylan Collection, see Online Performances (Other). It was also given away in a card sleeve as a bonus CD with promo copies of Bob Dylan: The Original Mono Recordings, see 2010. The promo cassette shown has the same catalogue number as the CD release.

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SME Records SRCS 2438 (Japan) - promo cassette Side 1, scan by Wil Gielen

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SME Records SRCS 2438 (Japan) - promo cassette Side 2, scan by Wil Gielen

R-0466 Somebody Touched Me (traditional) - Portsmouth, England, 24 Sep 2000, previously unreleased

R-0240-2 Wade In The Water (traditional) - from the "Minnesota Hotel Tape", Minneapolis, MN, 22 Dec 1961, previously released on Bakhålls Litterära Röster (The Ambush's Literary Voices), compilation CD given away with an issue of the literary magazine "Bakhåll", Sweden (see 1994). A short excerpt was also included in the Highway 61 Interactive CD-ROM (see 1995)

I Was Young When I Left Home from the same source was released on a bonus disc released with the Limited Edition of "Love And Theft" in Sep 2001, see below.

R-0467 Handsome Molly (traditional) - Gaslight Café, New York, Oct 1962, previously unreleased
This performance has since been released on
Bob Dylan Live At The Gaslight 1962, Starbucks/Hear Music/Sony Music Custom Marketing Group (USA), see 2005. More performances from the Gaslight Café in 1962 have been released on The 50th Anniversary Collection, Sony Music Europe, Dec 2012.

R-0294-2 To Ramona - unidentified performance misdated as The Oval, City Hall, Sheffield, England, 30 Apr 1965 (same as BDC60, see Online Performances (bobdylan.com) ), previously released on the 2000 DVD release of D.A. Pennebaker's 1965 film Don't Look Back, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 1. This date of 30 Apr 1965 is definitely incorrect, as the genuine performance from Sheffield was already circulating among collectors. This performance, still wrongly identified, has now been released on The 50th Anniversary Collection 1965, Sony Music USA, Dec 2015, and now can be positively identified as being from City Hall, Newcastle, 6 May 1965!

R-0066-5 The Grand Coulee Dam - with The Band, New York City, 21 Jan 1968, previously released on the 1972 Tribute to Woody Guthrie album (Columbia/Warner Bros), see 1972

R-0205-4 Dead Man, Dead Man - Saenger Theater, New Orleans, LA, 10 Nov 1981, previously released on 1989 Everything Is Broken Columbia singles (see 1989), and on the Japanese Mr. D's Collection #3 limited edition CD (see 1993)

R-0267-8 Cold Irons Bound - El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, 16 Dec 1997 - same as BDC7 (see Online Performances (bobdylan.com) ), previously released on the European Columbia Love Sick singles, also on a bonus disc included with the Australian tour limited edition of Time Out Of Mind, 1998 (for both see 1998)

R-0269-4 Born In Time - New Jersey Center for the Performing Arts, Newark, NJ, 1 Feb 1998 - same as BDC21 (see Online Performances (bobdylan.com) ), previously released on the European Columbia Love Sick singles, also on a bonus disc included with the Australian tour limited edition of Time Out Of Mind (for both see 1998)

R-0468 Country Pie - Portsmouth, England, 24 Sep 2000, previously unreleased

R-0469 Things Have Changed - Portsmouth, England, 25 Sep 2000, previously unreleased (not 24 Sep 2000 as reported by some - Bob didn't play it on the first night!)
This performance is also on the Columbia US "blue" and "red" promo CD singles Things Have Changed Live & Unreleased, the Columbia UK promo CD The Voice Of Every Generation, the European and Canadian promo CD singles Live & Rare (for all of these see below) and on the revised released of the Japanese 2CD compilation Dylan Ga Rock (see 2010).

R-0137-4 It Ain't Me, Babe - with the Rolling Thunder Revue, Harvard Square Theatre, Cambridge, MA, 20 Nov 1975, previously released on the 1978 Columbia promo 12" single 4 Songs From "Renaldo & Clara" (see 1978), also released on the 1993 Japanese promo CD Mr. D's Collection # 3 (see 1993) and 1995 European Unplugged 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.

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SME Records SRCS 2438 (Japan) - cover of advance copy of this album - slightly different from commercial release (the "1961-2000" in the title was added later)

The other five live tracks on this album are from currently available Columbia live albums: I Don't Believe You (from The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Live 1966); Knockin' On Heaven's Door (from Before The Flood); Shelter From The Storm (from Hard Rain); Slow Train (from Dylan And The Dead); Dignity (from MTV Unplugged).


SME Records SRCS 2438 (Japan) - rear of sealed promo copy with obi and guest pass sticker, scan by Wil Gielen


SME Records SRCS 2438 (Japan) - guest ticket for Osaka concert, 6 Mar 2001, scan by Wil Gielen


SME Records SRCS 2438 (Japan) - obi from the commercial release


SME Records SRCS 2438 (Japan) - front of sealed promo copy with obi and sticker, scan by Keith Schweiger


SME Records SRCS 2438 (Japan) - rear of sealed promo copy with obi and promo sticker, scan by Keith Schweiger


SME Records SRCS 2438 (Japan) - detail of rear of promo copy, scan by Keith Schweiger

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SME Records SRCS 2438 (Japan) - front insert of the commercial release (my copy)


SME Records SRCS 2438 (Japan) - commercial release with obi, picture from eil.com

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SME Records SRCS 2438 (Japan) - rear insert of the commercial release (outside)

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SME Records SRCS 2438 (Japan) - rear insert of the commercial release (reverse under clear CD tray)

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SME Records SRCS 2438 (Japan) - Feb/Mar 2001 tour dates jewel case sticker from the promo and commercial releases


SME Records SRCS 2438 (Japan) - CD


SME Records SRCS 2438 (Japan) - commercial release front (my copy)


Japanese record store counter display - scan by Wil Gielen


UK promo - flyer scan by Simon Topping

UK promo - front of card sleeve, scan by Simon Topping


UK promo - rear of card sleeve, scan by Simon Topping


UK promo - CD-R scan by Gerd Rundel

Wil Gielen has an unused and complete guest ticket for the Dylan concert at Kosei Nenkin Kaikan Dai Hall, Osaka, Japan, 6 Mar 2001 (one week after the album's release on 28 Feb 2001). The guests were given a free copy of the CD. this one is still sealed and the clear cellophane sleeve has a green "Guest" pass sticker.

 sealed promo copy Thanks to Wil Gielen and Keith Schweiger for information and scans of the promo cassette and sealed promo CD. Thanks to Simon Topping and Gerd Rundel for scans of a Columbia UK promo CD-R of this album, mastered at Whitfield Street Mastering Studios, London. This was sent by Columbia UK to selected retailers to advertise the availability of the album on import in the UK from 5 Mar 2001. The album is in a card sleeve with a flyer showing the promo version of the album sleeve without the added text (see above). Wil Gielen's Japanese record store counter display shown is on thick card and has a fold-out stand to hold it upright. The date of "2000.02.28" is wrong, it should be "2001.02.28" (28 Feb 2001).


"The Best Of Bob Dylan Vols. 1 & 2" - 2CD set in double-width jewel case, Columbia 5020172000 (Australia), Mar 2001:
For an Oct 2001 Hong Kong release of this set, see below.


Columbia 5020172000 (Australia) - front with sticker, scan by Bill Hester (first release in double-width jewel case)
This limited edition set was released to coincide with Bob's tour in Australia - it was deleted on 30 Jun 2001. All older tracks on this album have been digitally remastered using SBM (Super Bit Mapping). For details of The Best Of Bob Dylan and The Best Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2, see 1997 and 2000 respectively.

R-0250-3 Shelter From The Storm - alternate version from Jerry Maguire: Music From The Motion Picture film soundtrack (see 1996) and The Best Of Bob Dylan (see 1997)


Columbia 5020172000 (Australia) - front sticker scan by Bill Hester


Columbia 5020172000 (Australia) - front insert scan by Jack Guerreiro (first release in double-width jewel case)


Columbia 5020172000 (Australia) - rear insert scan by Jack Guerreiro (first and second releases)


Columbia 487924 2 (Australia) - CD1 scan by Jack Guerreiro (first release)


Columbia 498361 9 (Australia) - CD2 scan by Jack Guerreiro (first release)


Columbia 5020172000 (Australia) - front (second release in slim double jewel case)


Columbia 5020172000 (Australia) - CD1 scan by Jack Guerreiro (second release)


Columbia 5020172000 (Australia) - CD2 scan by Jack Guerreiro (second release)

R-0299 Things Have Changed - from The Wonder Boys soundtrack album as well as Columbia compilations and singles, lyrics on bobdylan.com here
Now no longer a rarity since it is included in The Essential Bob Dylan (2000) on the bobdylan.com albums page.

R-0049 Positively 4th Street - slightly longer at 4:10 than the version from the original Greatest Hits 1/More Greatest Hits, which is 3:56

This track is the same version as on the Columbia Disco Teen 66 compilation (see 1966), not the original single, which appears on Masterpieces (see 1978) and Biograph (see 1985). Carsten Baumann informs me that he's checked the version on this 1966 album against the version now included on the remastered Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (US release), and they are the same. This would mean it replaces the single version which is now to be found on CD only on Biograph (it's also on the non-US release The Best Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2, see 2000). Thanks also to David Goldsmith for confirmation. This stereo version of R-0049 has ceased to be a rarity, and has been moved to the new Released Rarities page! The mono version of R-0049, R-0049M, remains a rarity, and is still listed for 1965 and 1966.The version on the 2010 release The Best Of The Original Mono Recordings is only 3:51.

R-0273 Dignity - original Oh Mercy out-take produced by Daniel Lanois from Touched By An Angel: The Album - see 1998, not the 1994 Brendan O'Brien remixed version for Greatest Hits Vol. 3, which retained only Bob's vocal and guitar and added new backing. Also on The Best Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2, see 2000.
Now no longer a rarity since it is included in Dylan (2007) on the bobdylan.com albums page.

Thanks to David Goldsmith for reminding me about the omission of R-0250 from this entry. Despite first reports, this album did not contain the bonus live CD included with the limited UK 2000 release of The Best Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2. However, David says "It is interesting that the jewel case contains a tray for a third disc which makes me wonder if there had been at one stage an intention to include the bonus disc from Vol. 2".

The original release of this set (the limited edition) was contained in an old-style double-width jewel case which has space for the third disc. The CDs have their original designs, and show the original catalogue numbers on the discs (Columbia 487924 2 and Columbia 498361 9 respectively). The catalogue number on the front insert spine and rear insert of the set is Columbia 5020172000. The set was later released in a slim jewel case, obviously no longer a limited edition and with no room for the third disc. It had a uniform CD label design, and the inserts and both CDs have the catalogue number Columbia 5020172000 on them).

Thanks to "Les Memory" for the information that The Best Of Bob Dylan and The Best Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2 (with the bonus disc) had already been released in Australia. Thanks to Jack Guerreiro and Bill Hester for information and scans.


Gabrielle - "Rise" - Enhanced CD single, Go-Beat 549 752-2 (UK), Apr 2001:


Go-Beat 549 752-2 (UK) - front scan by Peter Coulthard
R-0359-15 Rise (Bob Dylan/Gabrielle/F. Unger-Hamilton/Ollie Dagois) - a looped sample from the start of the version of Knockin' On Heaven's Door from the Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid soundtrack is used throughout this song performed by UK soul singer Gabrielle.

The song appears both in audio and video form on this Enhanced CD, which is playable in a PC. Bob doesn't appear in the video. There is also an acoustic version of Rise, but that does not include the Dylan loop. The screen shot of the video menu for some reason shows the window containing the song list as solid black.

For the original single and album by Gabrielle, see 2000.

Thanks to Peter Coulthard for information and scans.


Go-Beat 549 752-2 (UK) - rear insert scan by Peter Coulthard

Go-Beat 549 752-2 (UK) - Enhanced CD scan by Peter Coulthard

Go-Beat 549 752-2 (UK) - video menu, scan by Peter Coulthard

The Band - "Rock Of Ages" - remastered reissue 2CD set with bonus tracks, Capitol 72435-30181-2-2 (USA), 7 May 2001:


Capitol 72435-30181-2-2 (USA) - the 2001 CD release with sticker (my copy)
This album was recorded live at The Band's New Year's Eve concert at the Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York City, 31 Dec 1971/1 Jan 1972. Bob joined The Band on stage after midnight for four numbers which were not included in the original 1972 release of Rock Of Ages - Down In The Flood (R-0476) was planned for inclusion, but left off at the time for legal reasons. The first CD release of this album (Capitol CDP 7 46617 2) was on one 72 min CD and deleted one track (Genetic Method) from the original double LP, although the last release (CDP 93595 2) was split over 2 CDs and reinstated it. This new 2CD set release puts the whole of the original double album including Genetic Method on CD1 (which clocks in at just under 80 mins) and adds 10 bonus tracks from the concert on CD2, including the four performances with Bob.

R-0476 Down In The Flood

R-0477 When I Paint My Masterpiece

R-0478 Don't Ya Tell Henry - Levon Helm on vocals, Bob on guitar and background vocals
As the version on The Basement Tapes features The Band alone with just Levon Helm on vocals, this is the first officially released performance of the song to include Bob!

R-0479 Like A Rolling Stone

For Live At The Academy Of Music: The Rock Of Ages Concerts, a Capitol Records US expanded 4CD/1DVD set which includes the four Dylan tracks with two different mixes of each, see 2013. There is also a 2CD set with the New Year's Eve concert with R-0476 - R-0479.

Thanks to Gil Lamont and Larry Crum for information on previous Rock Of Ages CD releases.

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Capitol 72435-30181-2-2 (USA) - sticker on the 2001 jewel case

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Capitol 72435-30181-2-2 (USA) - the 2001 CD release, outside of unfolded front insert


Capitol 72435-30181-2-2 (USA) - the 2001 CD release, rear insert


Capitol 72435-30181-2-2 (USA) - the 2001 CD release, CD2

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The original 1972 album cover (Capitol, USA, no Dylan involvement)


The Band - "Rock Of Ages" - remastered reissue 2CD set with bonus tracks, Capitol/Toshiba-EMI TOCP 65580-81 (Japan), 9 May 2001:


Capitol/Toshiba-EMI TOCP 65580-81 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Wil Gielen

This release has a brown, gold and red obi with gold and white text. The obi has price ¥3,670 (¥3,495 before tax). The Japanese release date is "01-5-9" (9 May 2001).


Capitol/Toshiba-EMI TOCP 65580-81 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Wil Gielen

Capitol/Toshiba-EMI TOCP 65580-81 (Japan) - obi scan by Wil Gielen

Capitol/Toshiba-EMI TOCP 65580-81 (Japan) - front scan by Wil Gielen

Capitol/Toshiba-EMI TOCP 65580-81 (Japan) - CD2 scan by Wil Gielen

Harry Belafonte - "3 Originals" - compilation 3CD set, BMG International (catalogue number?) (Germany), 3 May 2001:

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Picture from amazon.com
R-0001-20 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. Here the album is on tracks 42-51 of this 51-track set. Despite the title, this 3CD set actually contains four original Harry Belafonte albums: Oh Lord, What A Mornin' (1960), Golden Records Vol. 1 (1960), Jump Up Calypso (1961) and The Midnight Special (1962). 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).

Thanks to Ian Hollingworth for information.


Harry Belafonte - "Legendary Harry Belafonte" - compilation 3CD set, RCA/BMG 74321 864292 (Australia), 2001:


RCA/BMG 74321864292 (Australia) - front insert scan by Jack Guerreiro
R-0001-21 Midnight Special (Huddie Ledbetter "Lead Belly") - Bob plays harmonica on the title track of Harry Belafonte's 1962 The Midnight Special album (stereo version)

This 3CD set is different from the one above, and comes in a double-width jewel case. For details of the original album, see 1962.

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for information and scans.


RCA/BMG 74321864292 (Australia) - rear insert scan by Jack Guerreiro

RCA/BMG 74321864292 (Australia) - CD3 scan by Jack Guerreiro

Harry Belafonte - "The Art Of A Legend" - compilation CD, BMG International 84443 (USA), 2001:


BMG International 84443 (USA) - picture from All Music Guide web-site
R-0001-22 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 - "The Best Of Harry Belafonte: Original Hits" - compilation CD, Paradiso PA 752/2 (Belgium), 2001:

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Paradiso PA 752/2 (Belgium) - front of jewel case (my copy)


Paradiso PA 752/2 (Belgium) - front insert unfolded


Paradiso PA 752/2 (Belgium) - rear insert


Paradiso PA 752/2 (Belgium) - reverse of rear insert (under clear CD tray)

Paradiso PA 752/2 (Belgium) - CD

R-0001-23 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. This album licensed from BMG Belgium is listed on amazon.com as an import, dated as 2004 (where it was previously listed). The front insert is a folded card - the reverse lists 36 other current Paradiso budget CD releases.


Various Artists - "May Your Song Always Be Sung Again: The Songs Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2" - compilation CD, BMG 74321 84693 2 (Germany), 7 May 2001/BMG 74321 84693 2 (Australia), 2001; vinyl 7" singles boxed set, BMG 74321 86200 7 (Germany), 2001:


BMG 74321 84693 2 (Germany) - front of jewel case with 60th birthday sticker (my copy)

This album features rare and unusual covers of Dylan material, and a scoop of a newly found unreleased alternate take of Midnight Special, the originally released version of which is included in the compilation immediately above. This album is also available as a limited edition on vinyl, not as LPs, but uniquely as a boxed set of ten 7" singles, catalogue number BMG 74321 86200 7. The vinyl edition is limited to 500 copies.

R-0486 Midnight Special (Huddie Ledbetter "Lead Belly") - Bob plays harmonica for Harry Belafonte on a previously unreleased alternate stereo take of the title track of his 1962 RCA album The Midnight Special, recorded at Webster Hall, New York City, on 2 Feb 1962. For the originally released recording R-0001 (stereo) and R-0001M (mono), see 1962. This release credits the track to "Trad. arr. Harry Belafonte"

R-0442-2 Come Una Pietra Scalciata [Like A Rolling Stone] (Dylan/Aleotti/Perrini) - cover version in Italian by Articolo 31 with excerpts from Bob's original version, from their 1998 Ricordi (Italy) album Nessuno [None], see 1998

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BMG 74321 84693 2 (Germany) - 60th birthday sticker on the CD jewel case

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Advance copy on CD-R (BMG, Germany, no catalogue number) issued in April 2001 (my copy)

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Both sides of card sleeve of promo CD single BMG 74321 86300 2 (Germany) with three tracks from the album including R-0442 (my copy)

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BMG 74321 86200 7 (Germany) - contents of the 7" Vinyl Box containing ten 7" singles - photo by Thomas Michalzik


BMG 74321 84693 2 (Germany) - CD

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The commercially-released album BMG 74321 84693 2 (Germany) - front insert (my copy)

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BMG 74321 86200 7 (Germany) - the 7" Vinyl Box - front and rear scans by Thomas Michalzik


BMG 74321846932 (Australia) - CD scan by Jack Guerreiro

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BMG 74321 86200 7 (Germany) - single #01 from the 7" Vinyl Box with R-0442 by Articolo 31 (scans by Thomas Michalzik)

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BMG 74321 86200 7 (Germany) - single #10 from the 7" Vinyl Box with R-0486 by Harry Belafonte with Bob on harmonica (scans by Thomas Michalzik)

Another track of special interest is a live cover by Ann Christy of the unreleased Bob Dylan/Helena Springs song Walk Out In The Rain, see my "Unreleased Dylan Songs Directory" W page.

Very many thanks to Dr Hanns Peter Bushoff of BMG Germany (now Sony Music Germany) for all items shown here and his work in compiling the album! Long may he continue with this series! For the first May Your Song Always Be Sung collection, see 1997. For the third May Your Song Always Be Sung collection, see 2003. For a Japanese single disc compilation with tracks from the first and second collections containing R-0486, see 2006.

Thanks also to Thomas Michalzik for details and scans of the vinyl boxed set of ten 7" singles - the front of each sleeve has the album graphic with a different coloured background, while the song information from the CD booklet is on the rear.

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for the scan of the Australian CD.


Various Artists - "The Sopranos - Peppers & Eggs: Music From The HBO Original Series" - 2CD set, Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax C2K 85453 (USA), 8 May 2001; Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax COL 5021888 2 (UK), 2001; Columbia 5020512000 (Australia), 2001; Super Audio CD: Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax C2S 85453 (USA), 2001:
Early reports of this album gave the title as Sergeant Pepperoni's Prozac Popping Club Band! Presumably that was vetoed because of legal difficulties...


Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax C2K 85453 (USA) - front with sticker (my copy)


Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax C2K 85453 (USA) - sticker from front (my copy)

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Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax C2K 85453 (USA) - front insert


Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax C2K 85453 (USA) - rear insert


Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax C2K 85453 (USA) - CD1 (non-Dylan)


Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax C2K 85453 (USA) - CD2 (includes R-0464)


Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax C2K 85453 (Canada) - front with sticker, scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax C2K 85453 (Canada) - sticker from front, scan by Jack Guerreiro

Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax C2K 85453 (Canada) - inside of jewel case with CD2, scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax C2K 85453 (Canada) - CD1 (non-Dylan), scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax C2K 85453 (Canada) - CD2 (includes R-0464), scan by Jack Guerreiro

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 Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax COL 5021888 2 (UK) - rear insert, scan by Olav Langum


Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax C2K 85453 (Canada) - rear scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax C2S 85453 (USA) - front insert of SA-CD release


Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax C2S 85453 (USA) - slipcase front of SA-CD release with sticker


Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax C2S 85453 (USA) - Disc 2 of SA-CD release


Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax C2S 85453 (USA) - slipcase rear of SA-CD release


Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax C2S 85453 (USA) - rear insert of SA-CD release


Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax C2K 85453 (USA) - detail of inside front insert


Golden Stars 2004 3CD set - no Dylan content

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Return To Me, Bear Family 8CD boxed set by Dean Martin featuring his 1958 hit


The Italian Collection Vol. 1, 1997 Polydor compilation CD by Connie Francis including Ritorna A Me, sung in Italian

R-0464 Return To Me [Ritorna A Me] (Danny DiMinno/Carmen Lombardo) - cover of the Dean Martin 1958 hit (not 1962 as reported in "Billboard"), recorded specially for the TV series (regular stereo version)
This track was one of the 42 rarities included for download with the Aug 2006 Apple iTunes Bob Dylan Collection, see Online Performances (Other).

R-0696 Return To Me [Ritorna A Me] (Danny DiMinno/Carmen Lombardo) - SA-CD stereo version

The first North American recording of this song appears to be by band leader Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians (Carmen Lombardo was Guy Lombardo's cousin), although it doesn't appear to be available on any current Guy Lombardo CD. Bob's version (on CD2, track 6), with the last verse in Italian, was recorded in New York City on 17 Dec 2000 with Larry Campbell and Tony Garnier from Bob's band plus Brian Mitchell on accordion and Shawn Pelton on drums (thanks to Joy Munsey and Olav Langum for the information). Return To Me has also been recorded by Connie Francis, Mantovani, Marty Robbins and Chris Isaac amongst many others. For interest, a couple of previous albums featuring this song are shown above.

Thanks to Øyvind Svele for the information that there is also a "acetate" sampler of this album with 25 songs on a single CD-R, including Return To Me. This has a plain white sleeve with the title and tracklisting - no artwork. More details including a scan will be added when available.

These are songs from Season 3 of the drama series. The first Sopranos soundtrack album from 1999 contained Gotta Serve Somebody, the regular album track from Slow Train Coming, see International Album Releases (Various Artist Compilations) 1999.

For the DVD/VHS boxed set The Sopranos - The Complete Third Series, containing the episode in which a different edit of Return To Me appears, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 1.

Thanks to Bill Hester for details of the Australian release and to Jack Guerreiro for scans of the Canadian release, which has a different sticker from the US release.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans of the US Super Audio CD (SA-CD) release which comes in a slipcase. This set can be played only by a small number of high-end DVD players (usually from Sony) or stand-alone SA-CD players. The material is in SA-CD stereo only, not 5.1 surround sound. This gives rise to a new rarity (R-0696).

The 2004 Golden Stars 3CD set Music You Heard On The Sopranos (below) does not have any Dylan content.


"Things Have Changed Live And Unreleased" - 2 promo CD singles, Columbia CSK 16720, CSK 16726 (USA), May 2001:
These were given away free in US record stores in May 2001 with the purchase of any two Bob Dylan albums. Thanks to Scott Bauer, James Pritchard, John Pruski and Richard Feirstein for information about these two 4-track singles, all tracks of which are live and new to USA release.

Version 1 (Blue sticker): CSK 16720-S1, this was stocked by major outlets: Borders, Barnes & Noble, etc.

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Columbia CSK 16720 (USA) - sleeve sticker, photocopy by John Pruski

R-0469-2 Things Have Changed - Portsmouth, England, 25 Sep 2000, from the Japanese live compilation Bob Dylan Live 1961-2000: Thirty-Nine Years Of Great Concert Performances, see above

R-0436-4 Blowin' In The Wind - Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA, 16 Mar 2000, previously included on a bonus live CD with the UK release of The Best Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2, see 2000

R-0272-4 Blind Willie McTell - Jones Beach, NY, 17 Aug 1997 - same as BDC2 (see Online Performances (bobdylan.com) ), originally included on the 1998 European Love Sick CD singles, see 1998

R-0271-4 Roving Gambler (traditional) - El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, 17 Dec 1997, originally included on the 1998 European Love Sick CD singles, see 1998

No dating information for the performances is provided on the sleeves.

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Columbia CSK 16720 (USA) - CD, photocopy by John Pruski

Version 2 (Red sticker): CSK 16726-S1, this has the extra text "SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT RECORD STORE" and was available only from independent stores - it seems to have been much rarer. There was also a variant, CSK 16726-S2, that does not have the "SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT RECORD STORE" text on either the outside sticker or the CD.

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Columbia CSK 16726-S1 (USA) - sleeve sticker, thanks to Scott Bauer

R-0469-3 Things Have Changed - Portsmouth, England, 25 Sep 2000, from the Japanese live compilation Bob Dylan Live 1961-2000: Thirty-Nine Years Of Great Concert Performances, see above

R-0435-2 Highlands - Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA, 16 Mar 2000, previously included on a bonus live CD with the UK release of The Best Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2, see 2000

R-0443-5 Make You Feel My Love - Pauley Pavilion, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 21 May 1998 (same as BDC26 - see Online Performances (bobdylan.com) ), from the 2000 Things Have Changed singles

R-0270-5 Can't Wait - El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, 20 Dec 1997, originally included on the 1998 European Columbia Love Sick CD singles, see 1998


Columbia CSK 16726-S1 (USA) - detail of sleeve sticker, thanks to Scott Bauer ("RECORD STORE" text)
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Columbia CSK 16726-S1 (USA) - CD, also blue, not red as the sleeve label above (thanks to Richard Feirstein for the CD)

Columbia CSK 16726-S1 (USA) - detail of CD ("RECORD STORE" text)

Columbia CSK 16726-S2 (USA) - sleeve sticker scan by Barney Hallingby

Columbia CSK 16726-S2 (USA) - detail of sleeve sticker, scan by Barney Hallingby (no "RECORD STORE" text)

Columbia CSK 16726-S2 (USA) - CD in sleeve, scan by Barney Hallingby

Columbia CSK 16726-S2 (USA) - CD scan by Barney Hallingby

Columbia CSK 16726-S2 (USA) - detail of CD, scan by Barney Hallingby (no"RECORD STORE" text)

Both CSK 16726 CDs shown show the catalogue number as just "CSK 16726". No dating information for the performances is again provided on the sleeves.

Thanks to John Pruski, Scott Bauer, Richard Feirstein and Barney Hallingby for information and scans.


"The Ultimate Collection" - 2CD set, Columbia 5031339 (Germany), 21 May 2001:
This is an expanded edition of the 2000 USA release The Essential Bob Dylan (for which now see International Album Releases) with the same cover and six extra tracks, one of which was a rarity at the time. The sleeve notes are in German. This expanded edition was also released as The Essential Bob Dylan in the UK, France and Australia, see below. Full details are now in International Releases (Dylan-only Compilations) 2000s. This 36 track European version of The Essential Bob Dylan was released in Nov 2003 as a 3CD set with a "Limited Tour Edition Bonus Disc" with a further rarity in Holland, see 2003.

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Columbia 5031339 (Germany) - front picture from amazon.de

R-0299 Things Have Changed - from the Wonder Boys soundtrack album as well as Columbia compilations and singles, lyrics on bobdylan.com here
Now no longer a rarity since it is included in The Essential Bob Dylan (2000) on the bobdylan.com albums page.

R-0273 Dignity - original Oh Mercy out-take produced by Daniel Lanois from the Touched By An Angel : The Album TV series soundtrack album - see 1998, not the 1994 Brendan O'Brien remixed version for Greatest Hits Vol. 3, which retained only Bob's vocal and guitar and added new backing. Also on The Best Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2, see 2000
Here this track is called "Dignity (Alternate Version)" as opposed to "Dignity (Original Version)" on the UK set below.
Now no longer a rarity since it is included in Dylan (2007) on the bobdylan.com albums page.


"The Essential Bob Dylan" - 2CD set, Sony Music TV STVCD 116 (UK); Columbia 5031332 (France), 21 May 2001; Columbia CDCOL 6285 (South Africa), 2001; Columbia 50313320000 (Australia), Mar 2002; Columbia 5031332 (UK), Sep 2005; Sony Music 88697 63674 2 (UK), 28 Sep 2009; Sony Music 88843059232 (Europe, 2014):
This is yet another variant of the Essential/Ultimate compilation, tracklist exactly the same as the German version immediately above. This album was re-released in the UK in Sep 2005 as Columbia 503133 2, the previous French catalogue number, and on 28 Sep 2009 as Sony Music 88697 63674 2, which comes in a metal box. It was again re-released in Europe in 2014 as Sony Music 88843059232. Full details are now in International Releases (Dylan-only Compilations) 2000s.


Sony Music TV STVCD 116 (UK, 2001) - front picture from amazon.co.uk

R-0299 Things Have Changed from the Wonder Boys soundtrack album as well as Columbia compilations and singles, lyrics on bobdylan.com here
Now no longer a rarity since it is included in The Essential Bob Dylan (2000) on the bobdylan.com albums page.

R-0273 Dignity - original Oh Mercy out-take produced by Daniel Lanois from Touched By An Angel: The Album TV series soundtrack album - see 1998. Also on The Best Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2, see 2000
Here this is called "Dignity (Original Version)" as opposed to "Dignity (Alternate Version)" on the German set above. Now no longer a rarity since it is included in Dylan (2007) on the bobdylan.com albums page.

Thanks to Stuart Moore for scans of the Australian release, which has a unique white front sticker with blue text. also shown are later releases with different tracklists, none of which now contain rarities.


Columbia CDCOL 6285 (South Africa, 2001) - front scan by Keith Schweiger

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Columbia 5031332000 (Australia, 2002) - front scan with sticker by Stuart Moore


Columbia 503133 0 (NL, 2003) - front of jewel case with sticker (my copy)


Sony Music 88697 63674 2 (UK, 2009) - release in metal box, picture from amazon.co.uk

Sony Music 88697 78417 2 (Europe, 2010) - front scan by Ian Woodward

Sony Music 88843059232 (Europe, 2014) - front scan by Tom Willems

"The Voice Of Every Generation" - 6-track CD given away with "The Daily Telegraph" newspaper, Columbia SAMPCD 101942 (UK), 26 May 2001:

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Columbia SAMPCD 101942 (UK) - front scan by Jim Linwood
R-0469-4 Things Have Changed - Portsmouth, England, 25 Sep 2000, from the Japanese live compilation Bob Dylan Live 1961-2000: Thirty-Nine Years Of Great Concert Performances, see above

R-0267-9 Cold Irons Bound - El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, 16 Dec 1997 - same as BDC7 (see Online Performances (bobdylan.com) ), previously released on the European Columbia Love Sick singles, also on a bonus disc included with the Australian tour limited edition of Time Out Of Mind, 1998 (for both see 1998), and on the Japanese live compilation Bob Dylan Live 1961-2000: Thirty-Nine Years Of Great Concert Performances, see above

Here this performance is again misdated as 20 Dec 1997, as on the Million Miles and Rare Rock Tracks promo CDs - see 1999 for both. Although Bob did perform Cold Irons Bound on 20 Dec 1997, that performance has never been officially released. Keith Owen tells me that this version is in much better sound quality than on the Japanese album!

The four other tracks on this 6-track CD were: The Times They Are A-Changin', Subterranean Homesick Blues, Tangled Up In Blue and Everything is Broken (regular album versions).

30,000 copies were produced which had to be claimed from UK HMV outlets with the coupon from the 26 May 2001 issue of "The Daily Telegraph".

"The Daily Telegraph" has also given away a Johnny Cash CD called Johnny Cash: 70th Birthday Sampler (Columbia XPCD 2643), which includes the duet of Girl From The North Country with Bob from Nashville Skyline, and a cover of It Ain't Me, Babe. This is listed in International Albums (Other Artist's Compilations).

Thanks to Jim Linwood and Keith Owen for scans.

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Columbia SAMPCD 101942 (UK) - rear scan by Jim Linwood
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Columbia SAMPCD 101942 (UK) - CD scan by Keith Owen

Various Artists - "Washington Square Memoirs: The Great Urban Folk Boom (1950-1970)" - 3CD boxed set, Rhino R2 74264 (USA), 5 Jun 2001:

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Rhino R2 74264 (USA) _ front of box, picture from amazon.com

R-0004-6 Swing And Turn Jubilee (traditional) - Bob plays harmonica for Carolyn Hester, from her first Columbia album Carolyn Hester (see 1962) (stereo version)
For a complete list of all the compilations on which this track has appeared, also see 1962.

For more details of this boxed set, which contains the album version of Boots Of Spanish Leather by Bob and many other Bob-related songs, see the Rhino web-site


 Rhino R2 74264 (USA) - picture from Rhino web-site


Funkstar Deluxe "Bob Dylan vs. Funkstar Deluxe: All Along The Watchtower", Hypnotic Records/Edel Records CLU 012805-6 (Denmark), 11 Jun 2001:
This single was made in Germany and was also released by Edel America Records in the USA.

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Hypnotic Records/Edel Records CLU 012805-6 (Denmark) - front of card sleeve (my copy)

R-0507 All Along The Watchtower (3:46) - edit of R-0461, remix of 1967 original from John Wesley Harding, from the Funkstar Deluxe album Keep On Moving (It's Too Funky In Here), see above

R-0508 All Along The Watchtower (8:23) - extended remix of R-0461, itself a remix of the 1967 original from John Wesley Harding
Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for pointing out the track time shown on the sleeve of 8:23 is incorrect and the track is actually 8:05.

Both tracks are exclusive to this CD single - thanks to David Plentus for the information and Ole Lien for the CD.


Hypnotic Records/Edel Records CLU 012805-6 (Denmark) - rear of card sleeve

Hypnotic Records/Edel Records CLU 012805-6 (Denmark) - CD single

Various Artists - "Musik På Vej 10 [Music On The Way 10]" - promo compilation CD, Sony Music (no catalogue number) (Denmark), 18 Jun 2001:


Front of card sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara
This promo compilation is part of a series with tracks from new releases, released approximately monthly by Sony Music in Denmark between the late 1990s and the mid-2000s. The CD comes in a card sleeve. Bob's contribution is Return To Me from the The Sopranos - Peppers & Eggs: Music From The HBO Original Series TV series soundtrack album above. The CD has a date of 18 Jun 2001.
Rear of card sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

CD scan by Manuel García Jara

R-0464-2 Return To Me [Ritorna A Me] (Danny DiMinno/Carmen Lombardo) - cover of the Dean Martin 1958 hit (not 1962 as reported in "Billboard"), recorded specially for the TV series (regular stereo version)
This track was one of the 42 rarities included for download with the Aug 2006 Apple iTunes Bob Dylan Collection, see Online Performances (Other).

For other promo CDs in this series with Dylan tracks, see the 1997, 2000 and 2001 pages of International Album Releases (Various Artists Compilations).

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scan and to Lars M. Banke for the translation.


"Live & Rare" - promo CD single, Columbia SAMPCM 10106 2 (NL/Spain/France), Jun 2001:
This CD in an open card sleeve was given away with the Spanish and Dutch releases of The Essential Bob Dylan, see here. Thanks to Hans Seegers for the information that the CD was in fact manufactured in Austria and distributed to Holland, Spain and France (I now understand it was available in South Africa also). For the French version, see below.

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Columbia SAMPCM 10106 2 (NL/Spain/France) - front of card sleeve (my copy)

R-0469-5 Things Have Changed - Portsmouth, England, 25 Sep 2000, from the Japanese live compilation Bob Dylan Live 1961-2000: Thirty-Nine Years Of Great Concert Performances, see here

R-0435-3 Highlands - Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA, 16 Mar 2000, previously included on a bonus live CD with the UK release of The Best Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2, see 2000

R-0443-6 Make You Feel My Love - Pauley Pavilion, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 21 May 1998 (same as BDC26 - see Online Performances (bobdylan.com) ), from the 2000 Things Have Changed singles

R-0270-6 Can't Wait - El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, 20 Dec 1997, originally included on the 1998 European Love Sick CD singles, see 1998

Again, no date information is given on the CD itself.

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Columbia SAMPCM 10106 2 (NL/Spain/France) - rear of card sleeve

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Columbia SAMPCM 10106 2 (NL/Spain/France) - CD itself, different design from CSK 16726 (USA)

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Two books by Clinton Heylin about the bootleg industry - pictures from "Isis 103" (same artwork design)


Columbia SAMPCM 10106 2 (NL/Spain/France) - French version with sticker, scan by Hans Seegers
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Insert with Dutch "Love And Theft" - scan by Hans Seegers
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Insert with Dutch "Live & Rare" - scan by John Gaylor

Thanks to Pepe from Spain for the information about this variant of the May 2001 Things Have Changed Live & Unreleased USA red promo CD (CSK 16726, see here) with completely different packaging.

The graphic design of the CD card sleeve may be familiar to Bob Dylan fans - it's similar to that used on the covers of two books by Clinton Heylin about the bootleg recording industry. Bob Dylan is, of course, the most bootlegged artist in recorded music history!

This CD is also available in a very rare French version produced for the French FM radio station "Nostalgie" to mark Bob's 60th birthday. It has the same catalogue number, SAMPCM 10106 2. The unique colour picture sleeve is actually a full-size sticker stuck over the cover of the Spanish/Dutch cardboard sleeve! The CD itself is the same as the Spanish and Dutch releases. Thanks to Anthony Pignataro for spotting this on eBay and to Hans Seegers for further information!

In Holland "Love And Theft" came with the insert shown above advertising the free Live & Rare CD with The Essential Bob Dylan. The wording says that this is just a temporary offer. Thanks to Hans Seegers for the information. John Gaylor's copy of the Dutch Live & Rare CD single has an insert advertising The Essential Bob Dylan (see 2003) and the follow-up CD single Live & Rare 2 (see 2002).


"Live & Rare" - promo CD single, Columbia CDNEK 1570 (Canada), Jun 2001:

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Columbia CDNEK 1570 (Canada) - front insert (my copy)

R-0469-6 Things Have Changed - Portsmouth, England, 25 Sep 2000, from the Japanese live compilation Bob Dylan Live 1961-2000: Thirty-Nine Years Of Great Concert Performances, see above

R-0436-5 Blowin' In The Wind - Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA, 16 Mar 2000, previously included on a bonus live CD with the UK release of The Best Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2, see 2000

R-0272-5 Blind Willie McTell - Jones Beach, NY, 17 Aug 1997 - same as BDC2 (see Online Performances (bobdylan.com) ), originally included on the 1998 European Love Sick CD singles, see 1998

R-0271-5 Roving Gambler (traditional) - El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, 17 Dec 1997, originally included on the 1998 European Love Sick CD singles, see 1998

This Canadian CD is a variant of the May 2001 Things Have Changed Live & Unreleased USA "blue promo CD" (CSK 16720, see above) with similar packaging to the Jun 2001 Spanish release of the "red promo" (but in a jewel case instead of a card sleeve)! It was also included in the Canadian edition of the Greatest Hits Box Set released in Canada in Aug 2002 (see 2002, and for the US release see immediately below), but in a card sleeve like the Spanish release.

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Columbia CDNEK 1570 (Canada) - rear insert
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Columbia CDNEK 1570 (Canada) - reverse of front insert
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Columbia CDNEK 1570 (Canada) - CD itself, same design as CSK 16720 (here)

"Greatest Hits Box Set" - 4 CD titles (5CDs) in slipcase, Columbia C5K 86024 (USA), Jun 2001:


Columbia C5K 86024 (USA) - front of slipcase - picture from Esprit International (scans of the bonus disc required!)

This set of the three US Greatest Hits albums contains the May 2001 Live & Rare "blue promo CD" (can someone confirm the catalogue number - CSK 16720?). The bonus disc comes in a new card sleeve with the design of the slipcase as shown left. The cover of the slipcase also has a sticker with US mid-year tour dates.

R-0469-7 Things Have Changed - Portsmouth, England, 25 Sep 2000, from the Japanese live compilation Bob Dylan Live 1961-2000: Thirty-Nine Years Of Great Concert Performances, see here

R-0436-6 Blowin' In The Wind - Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA, 16 Mar 2000, previously included on a bonus live CD with the UK release of The Best Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2, see 2000

R-0272-6 Blind Willie McTell - Jones Beach, NY, 17 Aug 1997 - same as BDC2 (see Online Performances (bobdylan.com) ), originally included on the 1998 European Love Sick CD singles, see 1998

R-0271-6 Roving Gambler (traditional) - El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, 17 Dec 1997, originally included on the 1998 European Love Sick CD singles, see 1998

For details of a Jul 2002 Canadian release of this item with Aug 2002 tour dates, see 2002.


Various Artists - "Oxford American Southern Music CD #5" - CD given away with the Fifth Annual Music Issue of "Oxford American" magazine (USA), 13 Jul 2001:

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"Southern Music CD #5" included with the magazine - front of card sleeve (my copy)

R-0266-2 The Lonesome River (Ralph & Carter Stanley) - with Ralph Stanley, same as BDC25 (see Online Performances (bobdylan.com) ), from Ralph Stanley's Rebel Records album Clinch Mountain Country, see 1998

The Lonesome River was released in Oct 2008 on CD2 of The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006, see here. This means R-0266 has ceased to be a rarity.

Other artists include Billy Bob Thornton and Earl Scruggs singing Ring Of Fire, Toots Hibbert (of Toots and the Maytals) performing Otis Redding's Hard to Handle; plus the Delta Rhythm Boys with Les Paul; Steve Young; Victoria Williams (not Lucinda as previously reported); Ann Peebles; B. B. King; Dolly Parton; Emmylou Harris, and an obscure Bill Nettles 78 called Oxford, Mississippi Blues. More information from the Oxford American's web-site

For details of the 1999 Oxford American CD including Bob singing Oxford Town from Freewheelin', see International Album Releases (Various Artists Compilations) 1999.

Thanks to Vernon Purnell for pointing out that Bob is credited as arranger on the performance of James Alley Blues by David Johansen and the Harry Smiths, also on the CD. Thanks to Harvey Bojarsky and Vernon Purnell for their help obtaining the magazine and CD and thanks to Bill Hester for the scans.

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The 5th Special Music Issue, Jul 2001

"Southern Music CD #5" - rear of card sleeve, scan by Bill Hester

"Southern Music CD #5" - CD scan by Bill Hester

Various Artists - "Sony Music Neuheiten August 2001 Teil II [Sony Music New Releases August 2001 Part II]" - promo CD compilation, Sony Music (no catalogue number) (Germany), Aug 2001:


Front of card sleeve with sticker, scan by Stefan Haras
This promo CD from Sony Music Germany comes in a white card sleeve with a front printed sticker. the rear of the card sleeve is blank. The CD contains 28 edited tracks from new album and single releases. There are three tracks from "Love And Theft", all cut to under three minutes. Bye And Bye is misspelled "By And By".
CD scan by Stefan Haras

Detail of CD, scan by Stefan Haras

R-1229 Mississippi (2:40) - edit of 5:21 album version from "Love And Theft"

R-1230 Bye And Bye (2:41) - edit of 3:15 album version from "Love And Theft"

R-1231 Floater (Too Much To Ask) (2:50) - edit of 4:59 album version from "Love And Theft"

Thanks to Stefan Haras for information and scans.


Various Artists - "Big Tunes 2000" - 2CD compilation, Telstar TV 3110 (UK), 28 Aug 2000/303 Recordings 4001 (UK), 21 Aug 2001:


Telstar TV 3110 (UK) - picture from allmusic.com
R-0359-16 Rise (Bob Dylan/Gabrielle/F. Unger-Hamilton/Ollie Dagois) - a looped sample from the start of the version of Knockin' On Heaven's Door from the Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid soundtrack is used throughout this song performed by UK soul singer Gabrielle

For the original single and album by Gabrielle, see 2000.


303 Recordings 4001 (UK) - picture from allmusic.com

"'Love And Theft' Special Limited Edition" -2CD set, Columbia CK 86076 (USA), 11 Sep 2001/Columbia COL 504364 9 (UK), 10 Sep 2001/Columbia 5043649000 (Australia), 10 Sep 2001:
This digipak edition with a bonus 2-track disc was limited to 150,000 copies worldwide. There was a booklet consisting of a single sheet with five folds. For full details of these releases, see International Albums (Regular).


Columbia COL 504364 9 (UK) - front of digipak with black/white sticker listing the unreleased songs (my copy)

R-0514 I Was Young When I Left Home (traditional) - from the "Minnesota Hotel Tape", Minneapolis, MN, 22 Dec 1961, previously appeared on a UK Emidisc test pressing in the 1960s, see Questionable Releases
Now released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7: No Direction Home, Sep 2005, but in a version with a spoken intro, so R-0514 remains a rarity.
This track was one of the 42 rarities included for download with the Aug 2006 Apple iTunes Bob Dylan Collection, see Online Performances (Other). R-0514 was also released on Step Right Up!, a compilation CD given away with the Jul 2010 edition of the UK "Mojo" magazine, see 2010.

(Wade In The Water (R-0240) from the same source was released earlier in 2001 on the Japanese live compilation Bob Dylan Live 1961-2000: Thirty Nine Years Of Great Concert Performances, see above.)

R-0515 The Times They Are A-Changin' - alternate take recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 23 Oct 1963, previously unreleased

These two tracks are contained on a bonus CD included in the limited edition digipak, which also includes exclusive photographs (both on the digipak and in the booklet.

In the scan to the left the black CD is the bonus disc. The booklet is inside the left-hand pocket.

Thanks to Bill Hester and Christopher Dunn for information on the Australian Limited Edition, where the digipak has a glossy surface unlike than the matt surface of the US and UK digipaks (which explains why the scans look so different).

Thanks to James Dodds for the information that there was no Limited Edition in Japan. The regular edition of "Love And Theft" came with a sticker inviting purchasers to send off a postcard to Sony Japan for the chance to win one of 2000 copies of the bonus disc or other "Dylan goods". This bonus disc did not actually arrive at the homes of the lucky winners until March 2002, see 2002.

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Columbia COL 86076 (USA) - front of digipak with red/black sticker which doesn't list the unreleased songs
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Columbia 5043649000 (Australia) - front of digipak with red/white sticker which lists the unreleased songs, scan by Bill Hester

"Honest With Me" - promo CD single, Columbia (no catalogue number) (Spain), Sep 2001:

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Front of card sleeve - scan by Jens Winter
This one-track CD single has no catalogue number and comes in a card sleeve. The rear of the sleeve is similar in design to the US promo single above with the text in Spanish advertising the release of the album on 10 Sep 2001 (the day before the US release).

R-0648 Honest With Me - exclusive edit (4:10) of album track from "Love And Theft"
This track starts to fade at 4:00. Windows Media Player for this track says the title is Escuchame [Listen To Me] and the artist is Jaci Velasquez!

Thanks to Jens Winter and Anthony Pignataro for information, and Jens Winter for scans. Thanks to Gerd Rundel for the information that even though the disc looks like a CD-R, it is in fact a glass mastered CD.

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Rear of card sleeve - scan by Jens Winter

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CD scan by Jens Winter

Various Artists - "Hank Williams: Timeless" - Hank Williams tribute album, CD releases: Lost Highway Records 088 170 239-2/170 239-2 (USA), Sep 2001:
This album comes in two editions: the digipak edition is 088 170 239-2 and the jewel case edition is 170 239-2.

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Lost Highway Records 088 170 239-2/170 239-2 (USA) - front of digipak with contrast heightened to show embossed picture (the front insert of the jewel case edition has this picture too) (my copy)

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Lost Highway Records 088 170 239-2/170 239-2 (USA) - outside of the digipak. The picture of Hank on the front of the digipak and the jewel case CD insert is embossed black on black so it is impossible to see!

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Lost Highway Records 088 170 239-2/170 239-2 (USA) - front of the digipak booklet - this picture is exclusive to the digipak

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Lost Highway Records 088 170 239-2/170 239-2 (USA) - sealed digipak with alternate sticker, scan by Roland Hiss

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Lost Highway Records 088 170 239-2/170 239-2 (USA) - page from the CD booklet featuring Bob's contribution


Lost Highway Records 088 170 239-2/170 239-2 (USA) - sticker on jewel case

R-0512 I Can't Get You Off Of My Mind (Hank Williams) - recorded New York, 2000

This performance was featured on bobdylan.com in Oct 2001 (BDC79, see Online Performances (bobdylan.com) )

Thanks to Harold Lepidus for the information there is also a promo version MRNF 02153-2 without a cover.

Thanks also to Bill Hester for the information that there is also an Australian release of the digipak edition, with the same packaging and catalogue number as the US version. Both the cardboard digipak (on the back) and the CD say "Made in Australia". Thanks to Roland Hiss for the scan of a US digipak release with an alternate sticker with pink text. Thanks to Bill Hester for scans of the Australian release.


Lost Highway Records 088 170 239-2/170 239-2 (USA) - inside of digipak with CD


Lost Highway Records 170239-2 (Australia) - rear of digipak, scan by Bill Hester


Lost Highway Records 170239-2 (Australia) - detail of rear of digipak, scan by Bill Hester


Lost Highway Records 170239-2 (Australia) - CD scan by Bill Hester

Picture from amazon.com
Thanks to Dag Braathen for information that Lost Highway Records in the USA have released a 10th Anniversary Limited Edition of Timeless on clear vinyl on 10 May 2010. Other artists in the 10th Anniversary clear vinyl release series are Johnny Cash and Lucinda Williams.

Various Artists - "Hank Williams: Timeless" - Hank Williams tribute album, 2LP promo release: Lost Highway Records MRNR-02171-2 (USA), 2001:


Lost Highway Records MRNR-02171-2 (USA) - front scan by Gerd Rundel
Keith Venturoni has a promo-only vinyl version of the album, a numbered limited edition of 1000. This has the catalogue number MRNR-02171-2, and is a 2LP set. The first LP on green-tinted clear vinyl is Timeless, the second on regular black vinyl is entitled Originals and contains Hank's own versions of the Timeless songs! The copy shown is number 726 of 1000.

The records have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - MRNR-02171-1, MRNR-02174-1A, Side 2 - MRNR-02171-1, MRNR-02174-1B, Side 3 - MRNR-02171-1, MRNR-02173-1A, Side 4 - MRNR-02171-1,  MRNR-02173-1B.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for further information and scans.


Lost Highway Records MRNR-02171-2 (USA) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel

Lost Highway Records MRNR-02171-2 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

Lost Highway Records MRNR-02171-2 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

Lost Highway Records MRNR-02171-2 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (includes R-0512)

Lost Highway Records MRNR-02171-2 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (includes R-0512)

Lost Highway Records MRNR-02171-2 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (no Dylan)

Lost Highway Records MRNR-02171-2 (USA) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (no Dylan)

Lost Highway Records MRNR-02171-2 (USA) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel (no Dylan)

Lost Highway Records MRNR-02171-2 (USA) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (no Dylan)

Al Kooper - "What Do All These Recording Artists Have In Common???" - promo CD (catalogue number?), Columbia/Legacy (USA), Sep 2001:

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Picture from eBay

R-0527-2 Like A Rolling Stone - 1.31 excerpt from Highway 61 Revisited version (first verse and refrain)
This edit previously appeared on a Sony Japan 3CD promo set Sony Music Walker, see 1997.

R-0528 Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again - 2:29 excerpt from Blonde On Blonde version (last three verses)

This is a promo CD for Al Kooper's 2CD Columbia/Legacy compilation Rare & Well Done - see the Honourable Mentions page - that album doesn't include these tracks. Information from Tim Dunn. Thanks to Anthony Pignatoro for finding this item on eBay.


"The Best Of Bob Dylan Vols. 1 & 2" - 2CD set, Sony Music DH0018A/B Hong Kong, Oct 2001:
This exclusive Hong Kong release has the same content as the 2001 Australian 2CD set (see above) but has extra text in Chinese in the inserts. Thanks to Jeffy from Taiwan for a translation of the Chinese text on the cover: "The first line (four characters): "Bob Dylan"; the second line (several characters): "The Best Album of 'the Father of Folk-Rock' "; The third line (four characters): "The Greatest Hits" ". The set was made in Australia.

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Picture from eBay


Sony Music
DH0018A/B (Hong Kong) - front photo by Hervé from France


Sony Music
DH0018A/B (Hong Kong) - rear photo by Hervé from France

Sony Music
DH0018A (Hong Kong) - CD1 photo by Hervé from France

Sony Music
DH0018B (Hong Kong) - CD2 and jewel case photo by Hervé from France

R-0250-4 Shelter From The Storm - alternate version from Jerry Maguire film soundtrack (see 1996) and The Best Of Bob Dylan (see 1997)

R-0299 Things Have Changed from The Wonder Boys soundtrack, lyrics on bobdylan.com here
Now no longer a rarity since it is included in The Essential Bob Dylan (2000) on the bobdylan.com albums page.

R-0049 Positively 4th Street - slightly longer at 4:10 than the version from the original Greatest Hits (USA, 1967)/More Greatest Hits (UK, 1971), which is 3:56

This track is the same version as on the Columbia Disco Teen 66 compilation (see 1966), not the original single, which appears on Masterpieces (see 1978) and Biograph (see 1985). Carsten Baumann informs me that he's checked the version on this 1966 album against the version now included on the remastered Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (US release), and they are the same. This would mean it replaces the single version which is now to be found on CD only on Biograph (it's also on the non-US release The Best Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2, see 2000). Thanks also to David Goldsmith for confirmation. R-0049 has ceased to be a rarity, and has been moved to the new Released Rarities page! The mono version of R-0049, R-0049M, remains a rarity and is still listed for 1965 and 1966.

R-0273 Dignity - original Oh Mercy out-take produced by Daniel Lanois from Touched By An Angel: The Album TV series soundtrack album - see 1998, not the 1994 Brendan O'Brien remixed version for Greatest Hits Vol. 3, which retained only Bob's vocal and guitar and added new backing. Also on The Best Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2, see 2000.
Now no longer a rarity since it is included in Dylan (2007) on the bobdylan.com albums page.

Thanks to Hervé from France for information and photos.


Various Artists - "New Music Sampler Vol. 1" - promo CD, Lost Highway Records LOSTPRO01 (Australia), Oct 2001:

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Lost Highway Records LOSTPRO01 (Australia) - picture from Lost Highway web-site

R-0512-2 I Can't Get You Off Of My Mind (Hank Williams) - from the Hank Williams tribute album Timeless, see above.

Thanks to Peter Gilmer for the information. Scans of the rear sleeve and CD required.


Various Artists - "New Music Sampler Vol. 2" - promo CD, Lost Highway Records MRNR-02160-2 (USA), Oct 2001:

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Lost Highway Records MRNR-02160-2 (USA) - picture from Lost Highway web-site

R-0512-3 I Can't Get You Off Of My Mind (Hank Williams) - from the Hank Williams tribute album Timeless, see above.

Thanks to Anthony Pignataro for the information and to Stefan Haras for scans.


Lost Highway Records MRNR-02160-2 (USA) - rear of card sleeve, scan by Stefan Haras

Lost Highway Records MRNR-02160-2 (USA) - CD scan by Stefan Haras

Various Artists - "Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy Of Sun Records" - promo CDs, London-Sire Records PRO 500055-2 (USA)/(no catalogue number) (Germany), Oct 2001:
The US promo CD comes in a card sleeve, the German promo CD comes in a standard jewel case with a typed insert giving the track listing.

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London-Sire Records PRO 500055-2 (USA) - front of card sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers
R-0470 A Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache (Lillian May/Willie Bea Thompson) - cover of the 1950s Sun hit performed by Warren Smith, recorded New York, May 2000
Bob first covered this song during the "True Confessions" tour with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers in 1986.
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London-Sire Records PRO 500055-2 (USA) - rear of card sleeve, scan by Jack Guerreiro
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London-Sire Records PRO 500055-2 (USA) - CD scan by Hans Seegers
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London-Sire Records PRO 500055-2 (USA) - alternate CD scan by John Gaylor
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WEA Records (Germany) - promo CD scan by John Gaylor
Paul McCartney, Mark Knopfler and Bryan Ferry are also involved in this tribute, along with ex-Elvis sidemen Scotty Moore and D.J. Fontana, and many others. The album is produced by Ahmet Ertegun.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Jack Guerreiro and John Gaylor for information and scans.


Various Artists - "Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy Of Sun Records", London-Sire Records 31165-2 (USA), 30 Oct 2001; Sire Records 4344311652 (Australia), Apr 2002:


London-Sire Records 31165-2 (USA) - front (my copy)
R-0470-2 A Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache (Lillian May/Willie Bea Thompson) - cover of the 1950s Sun hit performed by Warren Smith

The CD jewel case has a information strip similar to a Japanese obi folded-over the top, shown below.

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London-Sire Records 31165-2 (USA) - outside of the CD front insert (my copy)

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London-Sire Records 31165-2 (USA) - US CD itself with the Sun Records cockerel


Sire CD-31165 (Canada) - CD scan by Jack Guerreiro


Sire CD-31165 (Canada) - front scan by Jack Guerreiro

Sire CD-31165 (Canada) - rear scan by Jack Guerreiro

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London-Sire Records 31165-2 (USA) - the obi-like strip covering the top of the US jewel case


Sire 4344311652 (Australia/New Zealand) - rear insert scan by Bill Hester


Sire CD-31165 (Canada) - jewel case sticker scan by Jack Guerreiro

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Sire 4344311652 (Australia/New Zealand) - front insert scan from Bill Hester/Dan Jordan


Sire 4344311652 (Australia/New Zealand) - detail of rear insert, scan by Bill Hester


Sire 4344311652 (Australia/New Zealand) - CD scan by Bill Hester

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Warren Smith, who recorded A Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache for Sun Records

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US DVD of the Sun Records tribute TV show - Bob is not included


Sire 4344311652 (Australia/New Zealand) - jewel case sticker scan from Bill Hester/Dan Jordan

Thanks to Jack for scans of the Canadian release. Thanks to Bill Hester for information about the Australia/New Zealand release plus scans. Instead of the obi-like strip folded across the top, there is an external sticky label with the bottom half of the obi-like strip. The front insert has the same yellow record label drawing on the outside but not the sketches of the performers.

The TV show, "Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy Of Sun Records" was broadcast on PBS in the USA on 28 Nov 2001. It did not include Bob, and the now available DVD of the show does not either.


Various Artists - "Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy Of Sun Records", Warner-Pioneer/London-Sire Records WPCR-11170 (Japan), 19 Dec 2001:


Warner-Pioneer/London-Sire Records WPCR-11170 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Wil Gielen
The copy shown is a promo, with a red obi with a black spine and a numbered promo sticker over the barcode. It also has "SAMPLE LOANED" in red in the clear centre of the CD itself. The obi has price ¥2,520 (¥2,400 before tax) and date "01-12-19" (19 Dec 2001). The original release date is shown as "01-12" (Dec 2001) and the withdrawal date as "02-12-18" (18 Dec 2002). The front insert is a 8-page stapled booklet in English and there is also a 20-page stapled booklet in English and Japanese.

Thanks to Wil Gielen for information and scans.


Warner-Pioneer/London-Sire Records WPCR-11170 (Japan) - obi scan by Wil Gielen (promo copy)

Warner-Pioneer/London-Sire Records WPCR-11170 (Japan) - front scan by Wil Gielen

Warner-Pioneer/London-Sire Records WPCR-11170 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Wil Gielen

Warner-Pioneer/London-Sire Records WPCR-11170 (Japan) - CD scan by Wil Gielen (promo copy)

Warner-Pioneer/London-Sire Records WPCR-11170 (Japan) - detail of CD, scan by Wil Gielen (promo copy)

Warner-Pioneer/London-Sire Records WPCR-11170 (Japan) - detail of obi, scan by Wil Gielen (promo copy)

Various Artists - "There Is No Eye: Music For Photographs" - CD accompanying book, Smithsonian Folkways 40091 (USA), Nov 2001:
This CD accompanies a book of photographs "There Is No Eye" by John Cohen (of the New Lost City Ramblers). The title "There Is No Eye" is taken from Bob's sleeve notes to Highway 61 Revisited, the last paragraph which starts "you are right john cohen... [...] there is no eye - there is only a series of mouths - long live the mouths... [...]"

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Book cover scan from Peter Gilmer

R-0516 Roll On John (Traditional) - performed by Bob during an interview with Cynthia Gooding for the "Folksinger's Choice" WBAI radio programme, New York City, recorded 13 Jan 1962, broadcast 11 Mar 1962, the track includes some chat with Cynthia Gooding.

The interview is notorious for the outrageous lies Bob tells to the admiring Cynthia about his early life! (These dates are speculative, some say the programme was never actually broadcast.)

Jean-Pol Hiernaux informs me that many of the tracks on the Smithsonian Folkways site are now downloadable. However, R-0516 is not included.

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Smithsonian Folkways 40091 (USA) - picture from the Smithsonian web-site, found by Peter Gilmer

Smithsonian Folkways 40091 (USA) - booklet page featuring Bob, scan by Jack Guerreiro

Smithsonian Folkways 40091 (USA) - CD scan by Jack Guerreiro

Smithsonian Folkways 40091 (USA) - outside of digipak, scan by Jack Guerreiro

Smithsonian Folkways 40091 (USA) - inside of digipak, scan by Jack Guerreiro

The CD is described as featuring "classic salt-of-the-earth" tracks like Oh Babe, It Ain't No Lie by Elisabeth Cotten; I Can't Be Satisfied by Muddy Waters (1959); Man of Constant Sorrow by Roscoe Holcomb (1961) and John Henry by Bill Monroe (1962). All these songs have been covered by Bob. A live performance by Bob of Oh Babe, It Ain't No Lie from the Stadtpark, Hamburg, Germany 12 Jun 1998 was made available on bobdylan.com in Nov 1998 (see Online Performances (bobdylan.com) ) For more details of There Is No Eye see the Smithsonian web-site

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for scans of the CD, which comes in a digipak with a booklet, both illustrated with John Cohen's photographs.


Ronnie Wood - "Not For Beginners", SPV Records SPV 9085-72762 CD (Germany), 19 Nov 2001; Steamhammer/SPV Records SPV 085-72762 CD (USA, 13 Aug 2002)/Nippon Crown CRCL-4995 (Japan), 2000:
Thanks to Tim Dunn for the US catalogue number. The standard German CD release came in a normal jewel case, but there was also a German promo CD in a CD single thin jewel case with catalogue number SPV 085-72762-P CD. The front insert of the commercial release was a single sheet folded five times (not shown in full). The CD tray is transparent, so that the reverse of the rear insert can be seen.


SPV Records SPV 9085-72762 CD (Germany) - detail of CD front insert with sticker, scan by Hans Seegers
R-0521 Interfere (Ronnie Wood) - with Ronnie Wood, Ian McLagen and Willie Weeks, instrumental recorded at Ron Wood's home studio, Sandymount, County Kildare, Ireland, 1996

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SPV Records SPV 9085-72762 CD (Germany) - outside of CD front insert - paintings by Ronnie Wood (my copy)


SPV Records SPV 9085-72762-P CD (Germany) - promo CD, scan by Hans Seegers


SPV Records SPV 9085-72762-P CD (Germany) - promo CD single-style front insert, scan by Hans Seegers

SPV Records SPV 9085-72762-P CD (Germany) - reverse of promo CD single-style front insert, scan by Hans Seegers

SPV Records SPV 9085-72762 CD (Germany) - rear insert


SPV Records SPV 9085-72762-P CD (Germany) - inside of promo CD single-style front insert, scan by Hans Seegers


SPV Records SPV 9085-72762 CD (Germany) - CD scan by Hans Seegers


Nippon Crown CRCL-4995 (Japan) - obi scan by Hans Seegers


SPV Records SPV 9085-72762 CD (Germany) - detail of inside of front insert showing Bob


SPV Records SPV 9085-72762 CD (Germany) - reverse of rear insert (under CD tray)


Nippon Crown CRCL-4995 (Japan) - outside of digipak, scan by Hans Seegers


Nippon Crown CRCL-4995 (Japan) - CD scan by Hans Seegers

R-0521 is new to this album and a longer version (4:39) of R-0264, released on a CD included with Ronnie's book of paintings Ron Wood On Canvas: Every Picture Tells A Story, see 1998. This version has a longer intro and has been overdubbed by Scotty Moore, D. J. Fontana and Ian Jennings in addition to the original performers of Ronnie and Bob, Ian McLagan and Willie Weeks.

R-0517 King Of Kings  - a previously unreleased instrumental with Ronnie Wood and Bob on guitars, presumably recorded in 1996 at the same time as R-0264/R-0521

For more details of this album see .

Thanks to Harold Lepidus, Peter Gilmer and Thomas Michalzik for this information, and to Alan Hoaksey for information about the Japanese release and to Hans Seegers for scans. Hans Seegers also has a German Ronnie Wood promo interview disc with a slightly different sleeve from the above which does not include Bob.


Various Artists - "Songs From "Sing Out!" " - CD included with "Sing Out!" magazine, Vol. 45 #3 (USA), Fall 2001:
This was not a cover CD, it was sent with this issue to subscribers to the magazine only and was not available to casual purchasers from news stands, etc.

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Magazine cover scan by Bob Stacy


Front scan by Jack Guerreiro

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Front insert picture from "Sing Out!" web-site

Rear insert scan by Jack Guerreiro

CD scan by Jack Guerreiro

R-0219-3 Troubled And I Don't Know Why - duet with Joan Baez, from Joan's Vanguard boxed set Rare, Live & Classic, see 1993
Bob was guesting at a Joan Baez concert, Forest Hills, New York, 17 Aug 1963.

This performance also exists as an unreleased Vanguard acetate from late 1963/early 1964, see 1964. The 1964 acetate above also includes Bob and Joan duetting on Blowin' In The Wind (R-0377). 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.

Thanks also to Bob Stacy, Peter Stone Brown and Manfred Helfert for information about this "Sing Out!" CD and to Jack Guerreiro for information and scans.


Quincy Jones - "Q - The Musical Biography" - 4CD boxed set, Rhino 74363 (USA), 16 Oct 2001:


Rhino 74363 (USA) - picture from allmusic.com
R-0164-6 We Are the World (Michael Jackson-Lionel Ritchie) - Bob contributes vocals to charity single by USA For Africa arranged by Quincy Jones

For original worldwide releases of We Are The World see 1985.

Thanks to Freddy Ordoñez Araque for pointing out this set.


Gabrielle - "Dreams Can Come True: Greatest Hits, Vol. 1" - compilation CD, 14 track Standard Edition: PolyGram International 589375 (USA)/ Go Beat/Universal 3145893752 (Canada); 16-track Special Edition: Go Beat 5893742 (UK), 18 Dec 2001:


PolyGram International 589375 (USA) - picture from allmusic.com (standard edition)
R-0359-17 Rise (Bob Dylan/Gabrielle/F. Unger-Hamilton/Ollie Dagois) - a looped sample from the start of the version of Knockin' On Heaven's Door from the Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid soundtrack is used throughout this song

The 14-track standard edition and 16-track special edition of this album have R-0359 as tracks 9 and 11 respectively. For the original single and album by Gabrielle, see 2000.

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for scans.

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Go Beat 5893742 (UK) - CD scan by Jack Guerreiro (special edition)

Go Beat/Universal 3145893752 (Canada) - front with sticker, scan by Jack Guerreiro (standard edition)


Go Beat/Universal 3145893752 (Canada) - front sticker scan by Jack Guerreiro (standard edition)

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Go Beat 5893742 (UK) - front scan by Jack Guerreiro (special edition)

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Go Beat 5893742 (UK) - rear insert scan by Jack Guerreiro (special edition - 16 tracks)


Go Beat/Universal 3145893752 (Canada) - rear insert scan by Jack Guerreiro (standard edition - 14 tracks)


Go Beat/Universal 3145893752 (Canada) - CD scan by Jack Guerreiro (standard edition)

Promotional/Regular Items for 2001



Living In Another Country: International Stereo Releases

Stereo promo albums and singles for 2001 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.

"Love And Theft" 2001
"Love And Theft"
(2001)


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