"Searching For A Gem"

Bob Dylan's Officially Released Rarities and Obscurities

Audio: 2004

All the songs listed in the Official Rarities section are cross-referenced by song title in these alphabetical pages.
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Lovesick, 2004 US album produced for Victoria's Secret with an exclusive remix of the title track

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

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

Revised: 20 October, 2017.


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

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


"The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Bob Dylan Live 1964 - Concert At Philharmonic Hall" - 2CD promo set, Columbia AC2K 86882 (USA), Jan 2004:


Columbia AC2K 86882 (USA) - booklet front, scan by Jens Winter
R-0694 The Times They Are A-Changin' - recorded live, Philharmonic Hall, New York City, 31 Oct 1964, version preceded by stage announcement on early US Columbia promo copies of The Bootleg Series Vol. 6, Jan 2004

These early copies (which may have no artwork and be on CD-Rs) are rarities - scans required! Later promo copies of the set and the commercial release omit the stage announcement.

Thanks to Harold Lepidus for the information and Jens Winter for the scan of a later version with artwork but without the stage announcement.


"The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Bob Dylan Live 1964 - Concert At Philharmonic Hall" - 2 SA-CD set, Audio Fidelity AFZ 230 (USA), Mar 2016:


Audio Fidelity AFZ 230 (USA) - picture from Steve Hoffman forum
Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin and Gerd Rundel for news that The Bootleg Series Vol. 6 - Bob Dylan Live 1964: Concert At Philharmonic Hall from 2004 will be released on SA-CD in stereo and 5.0 surround sound remastered by Steve Hoffman in Mar 2016. As this is a numbered limited edition, the 5.0 surround sound tracks will be rarities.
Audio Fidelity AFZ 230 (USA) - front scan by Gerd Rundel

Audio Fidelity AFZ 230 (USA) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel

Thanks to Keith Venturoni for information that this release also includes the stage announcement preceding The Times They Are A-Changin' which was previously found only on early promo copies of this set in 2004. Because this is a rarity, this release is also listed here. However, Bowie Hurde informs me that some banter from Bob Dylan included on the original Columbia/Legacy release has been deleted. Dylan's introduction to Gates Of Eden “This is called a sacrilegious lullaby in D minor. That is the D minor. No in all seriousness….” has been completely removed. This is apparently missing from the regular stereo and the stereo SA-CD layers, but it is included on the surround sound mix. This appears to have been an error on behalf of the Sony Music team that supplied Audio Fidelity with the original tapes, but it is unlikely to be corrected.


"Victoria's Secret Exclusive: Lovesick" - 9 track promo CD for Victoria's Secret, Sony A72812 (USA), Mar 2004:


Sony A72812 (USA) - CD in shrink-wrap with Victoria's Secret barcode (my copy)

Sony A72812 (USA) - outside of front insert

Sony A72812 (USA) - inside of front insert


Adriana Lima in a 2004 Victoria's Secret ad


Sony A72812 (USA) - rear insert


Sony A72812 (USA) - outside of advertising leaflet


Sony A72812 (USA) - inside of advertising leaflet


Sony A72812 (USA) - CD

This album was produced exclusively by the Sony Music Custom Marketing Group for the lingerie manufacturer Victoria's Secret. Not was Bob's song Love Sick used in their US TV ads, but also Bob himself appeared in the Apr 2004 ad with Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima in scenes shot in Venice, Italy! The three pictures used in the artwork are previously unpublished - the one on the inside of the front insert shows Bob playing piano on stage in 2003. The Limited Edition CD could be purchased for $10 with a Victoria's Secret purchase, in any store, by phone or on their web-site, up to 11 Apr 2004. Note that "Lovesick" in the album title is one word.

R-0658 Love Sick (5:24) - exclusive remix, slightly longer than Time Out Of Mind 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-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.

Tracklisting:

  1. She Belongs To Me

  2. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

  3. To Ramona

  4. Boots Of Spanish Leather

  5. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

  6. Love Sick (remix) (R-0658)

  7. Make You Feel My Love

  8. Things Have Changed (R-0299)

  9. Sugar Baby

The remix of Love Sick has a much cleaner sound than on the original Time Out Of Mind album, and it's possible it comes from the as yet unreleased remixed/remastered album that was scheduled to be included as one of the 15 Dylan albums released on hybrid SA-CD in Sep 2003, see International Albums (Regular). I'm told by Sonny Boy McFitzson that Make You Feel My Love is also possibly a remix, with the vocals and piano stronger than on the original on Time Out Of Mind, so may be from the same source.

There is a folded front insert, inside which is a folded leaflet advertising the latest Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Live 1964 release and other Dylan albums.
 


Sony A72812 (USA) - front insert artwork sheet, picture from eBay

These pictures are of two sheets of artwork prior to being cut up for use in the CDs, offered for auction on eBay.


Sony A72812 (USA) - reverse of front insert artwork sheet, picture from eBay

Thanks to Dag Braathen and Keith Venturoni for finding this item and to Ian Woodward for further information. Thanks especially to Jim and Gail Paboucek for the CD.


Various Artists - "The Very Best Of New Woman" - 2CD compilation, Virgin TV VTVCD 599 (UK), 8 Mar 2004:


Virgin TV VTVCD 599 (UK) - picture from amazon.co.uk
R-0359-19 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

This is a "Best Of" compilation from a series of "New Woman" compilations of songs by (mostly) female artists that started in 1999. This implies that R-0359 appeared previously on a "New Woman" CD, but I can't find it (several of the albums have other songs by Gabrielle).

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


Harry Belafonte - "Platinum & Gold Collection" - compilation CD, RCA/BMG Heritage 82876-59069-2 (Canada), 2004:

BelafontePlatinumCanFront.jpg (24784 bytes)
RCA/BMG Heritage 82876-59069-2 (Canada) - front scan by Jack Guerreiro
R-0001-26 Midnight Special (Huddie Ledbetter "Lead Belly") - Bob plays harmonica on the title track of Harry Belafonte's 1962 The Midnight Special album (stereo version)

For details of the original album, see 1962.

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for information and scans.

BelafontePlatinumCanBack.jpg (31631 bytes)
RCA/BMG Heritage 82876-59069-2 (Canada) - rear insert scan by Jack Guerreiro

BelafontePlatinumCanBooklet.jpg (10693 bytes)
RCA/BMG Heritage 82876-59069-2 (Canada) - booklet page detail, scan by Jack Guerreiro

BelafontePlatinumCanCD.jpg (15482 bytes)
RCA/BMG Heritage 82876-59069-2 (Canada) - CD scan by Jack Guerreiro

"Les Indispensables De Bob Dylan" - compilation CD, Sony Music Media SMM 516344-2 (France), 13 Apr 2004:
This set is a repackaging of the earlier European compilation The Best Of Bob Dylan, see 1997 (also released in Japan and Australia and as part of the set The Best Of Bob Dylan Vols. 1 & 2, see 2001).


Sony Music Media SMM 516344-2 (France) - front (my copy)


Sony Music Media SMM 516344-2 (France) - outside of digipak


Sony Music Media SMM 516344-2 (France) - inside of digipak with CD (rear of CD tray is plain purple)


Sony 5163342 (France) - 2006 release picture from eil.com

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

The set is in a purple digipak with no information except a tracklisting. R-0250 is not listed as the alternate version.

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for information about this set. Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for finding this was re-released in France on 11 Sep 2006 with a redesigned cover (same front photo).


Various Artists - "Dylan Country" - compilation CD, Shout! Factory DK 37487 (USA), 18 May 2004:


Shout! Factory DK 37487 (USA) - front scan by David Plentus
This album of Dylan covers in a digipak contains three tracks with Bob participating! There is an 8-page booklet. Bob is only credited on Nashville Skyline Rag. The only song writing credit is on the back of the digipak - "all songs written by Bob Dylan". There is no credit to Willie Nelson for co-writing Heartland.

R-0074-5 Nashville Skyline Rag - version with Earl Scruggs on banjo and Bob on guitar, recorded at Tom Allen's home, Carmel, NY, Dec 1970
For the original 1971 Columbia release of Earl Scruggs Performing With His Family and Friends, see 1971.


Shout! Factory DK 37487 (USA) - outside of digipak, scan by David Plentus


Shout! Factory DK 37487 (USA) - CD-R promo found on eBay by Jean-Pol Hiernaux


Shout! Factory DK 37487 (USA) - outside of booklet, scan by David Plentus

Shout! Factory DK 37487 (USA) - page 2 of booklet, scan by David Plentus


Shout! Factory DK 37487 (USA) - inside of digipak with booklet in pocket and CD, scan by David Plentus

R-0216-3 Heartland (Bob Dylan/Willie Nelson) - Bob duets with Willie on this co-written song from his 1993 album Across The Borderline, lyrics on bobdylan.com here

R-0215-4 Boots Of Spanish Leather - Bob plays harmonica on Nanci Griffith's cover version, from her 1993 Elektra album Other Voices, Other Rooms, see 1993

Other artists featured are Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, The Byrds and Emmylou Harris.

Thanks to Tim Dunn for this information about a promo copy of this album: "If there are other promos, I don’t know, but this one merely had the UPC (Universal Price Code) on the rear sleeve blacked out by a marker. The catalog number is Shout! Factory DK 37487. The disc reads ‘Distributed by Sony Music Entertainment Inc.” It is a gatefold package, with a sticker on the shrink-wrap listing five artists, with a six-page booklet tucked in a sleeve on the left inside. The notes are by Eddie Gorodetsky, he of "Christmas with Eddie G." and “Dharma & Greg.” Oddly, only “Nashville Skyline Rag” mentions Dylan as a guest although “Heartland’ is from Willie Nelson’s Across The Borderline and “Boots of Spanish Leather” is from Nanci Griffith’s Other Voices, Other Rooms. There is even an ISBN (something I’ve never understood for music recordings): 0-7389-2812-7."

Thanks to David Plentus for scans, and thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for finding the CD-R promo.


The Essential Earl Scruggs - this 2004 release has a version of Nashville Skyline Rag, but it's a version by Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt, not R-0074

Thanks to Freddy Ordoñez Araque for information about the Columbia 2CD set The Essential Earl Scruggs, released 2 Mar 2004. This compilation has a version of Nashville Skyline Rag on CD2, but it's a version by Earl Scruggs, Lester Flatt, and the Foggy Mountain Boys, not R-0074. The original release was on a 1970 Flatt & Scruggs album called Final Fling.

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs - "Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs" - 4CD boxed set, Collectables Records COL 0236, 8 Jun 2004:


Collectables Records COL 0236 - front of box

R-0074-5 Nashville Skyline Rag - version with Earl Scruggs on banjo and Bob on guitar, recorded at Tom Allen's home, Carmel, NY, Dec 1970
For the original 1971 Columbia release of Earl Scruggs Performing With His Family and Friends, see 1971.

This track is on CD1, which also contains Love Is Just A Four Letter Word with Joan Baez and You Ain't Goin' Nowhere with The Byrds, both also from the 1971 album.

Thanks to Harold Lepidus for information about this set.


"Bob Dylan In Concert" - stereo acetate LP, Fantasy 77182 (USA), tracks recorded 1963-64, acetate mastered 1972-80, surfaced Jul 2004:


Fantasy 77182 (USA) - Side 1 picture from Keith Venturoni
This is now revealed to be the second version of the cancelled 1964 Columbia US Bob Dylan In Concert album!

To present the material more effectively it's been moved to 1964.

Thanks to Keith Venturoni and Jeff Gold for information and scans.


Fantasy 77182 (USA) - Side 2 picture from Keith Venturoni

Various Artists - "Is It Rolling, Bob? A Reggae Tribute To Bob Dylan Vol. 1" - compilation 2CD set, RAS/Sanctuary Records 06076-89914-2 (USA/Canada)/ RAS/Sanctuary Records RZDDD008 (UK); 2LP set: RAS/Sanctuary Records 06076-89914-1 (USA); RAS/Sanctuary RZDLP008 (UK), 10 Aug 2004:
The limited edition of this album (the first manufacturing run) also includes a bonus 8 track "dub" disc with R-0665, R-0664 with dub remix by Doctor Dread. The USA edition has "Vol. 1" beneath the front sleeve picture, the UK release does not. The "dub" disc was released separately by RAS/Sanctuary Records as Is It Rolling, Bob? Dub Versions: Visions Of Jamaica in Apr 2005, see
2005.

R-0664 I And I - reggae remix of track from Infidels
This track was also one of the 42 rarities included for download with the Aug 2006 Apple iTunes Bob Dylan Collection, see Online Performances (Other).

The reggae remix features legendary drum and bass duo Sly & Robbie (Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare).

R-0665 I And I - dub remix by Doctor Dread of R-0664
R-0665 was re-released by Doctor Dread with a Theremin remix as "I For An Eye" (R-1093) on his 2013 Tsosume Records USA album Theremin In Dub, see
2013.

RAS/Sanctuary Records RASSP 89914-2 (USA)/RAS/Sanctuary RZDPR008 (UK) - promo CD releases:


RAS/Sanctuary Records RASSP 89914-2 (USA) - front of card sleeve of promo CD, scan by Stefan Haras


RAS/Sanctuary Records RASSP 89914-2 (USA) - rear of card sleeve of promo CD, scan by Stefan Haras


RAS/Sanctuary Records RASSP 89914-2 (USA) - promo CD scan by Stefan Haras


RAS/Sanctuary RZDPR008 (UK) - front of promo card sleeve, scan by David Plentus


RAS/Sanctuary RZDPR008 (UK) - rear of promo card sleeve, scan by David Plentus


RAS/Sanctuary RZDPR008 (UK) - promo CD scan by David Plentus

These promo CDs have R-0664 only.

RAS/Sanctuary Records 06076-89914-2 (USA/Canada)/ RAS/Sanctuary Records RZDDD008 (UK): 2CD sets:


RAS/Sanctuary Records 06076-89914-2 (USA) - picture from Clayton Bushong of Gigante Media ("Vol. 1")


RAS/Sanctuary 06076-89914-2 (USA) - front sticker, picture from Clayton Bushong of Gigante Media


RAS/Sanctuary 06076-89914-2 (USA) - CD1 with R-0664, scan by David Plentus


RAS/Sanctuary 06076-89914-2 (USA) - outside of front insert booklet, scan by David Plentus (note closer crop of rear picture than UK booklet)


RAS/Sanctuary 06076-89914-2 (USA) - CD2 with R-0665, scan by David Plentus


RAS/Sanctuary 06076-89914-2 (Canada) - front scan by Jack Guerreiro


RAS/Sanctuary 06076-89914-2 (Canada) - inside of jewel case with CD1, scan by Jack Guerreiro


RAS/Sanctuary 06076-89914-2 (Canada) - rear scan by Jack Guerreiro


RAS/Sanctuary 06076-89914-2 (USA) - rear insert scan by David Plentus


RAS/Sanctuary RZDDD008 (UK) - CD1 with R-0664


RAS/Sanctuary RZDDD008 (UK) - front of 2CD set with sticker (my copy, no "Vol. 1")

RAS/Sanctuary RZDDD008 (UK) - front sticker

RAS/Sanctuary RZDDD008 (UK) - rear insert


RAS/Sanctuary RZDDD008 (UK) - outside of front insert booklet


RAS/Sanctuary RZDDD008 (UK) - CD2 with R-0665

These 2CD sets have R-0664 and R-0665.

The other songs on the set are The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll (Michael Rose); Maggie's Farm (Toots Hibbert); Blowin' In The Wind (Don Carlos); Mr Tambourine Man (Gregory Isaacs); One Too Many Mornings (Abijah); The Times They Are A-Changin' (Apple Gabriel); Gotta Serve Somebody (Incline); A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (Billy Mystic); Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (J C Lodge), Lay, Lady, Lay (The Mighty Diamonds), Knockin' On Heaven's Door (Luciano), Subterranean Homesick Blues (Sizzla) and Just Like A Woman (Beres Hammond). The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest (Yellowman) was originally included in the tracklist but has not made it on to the final album.

Information from Harold Lepidus and Larry Crum. Thanks also to Clayton Bushong of Gigante Media for the picture of the US release. The front insert is a 16 page booklet and both CDs mimic Columbia vinyl releases with "365° SOUND"/"STEREO" logos.

For more information about the album, here is the link to its web-site .

The US CDs are of slightly different design from the UK CDs, with CD1 being white/black on red instead of black on red, and CD2 being green/red on black instead of black on green. The UK promo CD is black with white text.

Thanks to David Plentus for the information that this set was released by Silverline in the USA on 25 Jan 2005 in a "DualDisc" format - this is a double-sided disc with a CD layer on one side and a DVD layer on the other. The DVD layer includes the album in 5.1 surround sound plus videos for Subterranean Homesick Blues and "making the album", and additional content. However, this "Dual Disk" release has completely different mixes of the tracks and does not contain either R-0664 or R-0665.

Thanks to David Plentus for scans of the US set and the UK promo, which came in a card sleeve and contains CD1 only. Thanks also to Ole Lien and Clayton Bushong of Gigante Media. Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for scans of the Canadian single CD release. Thanks to Stefan Haras for scans of the US promo CD.

RAS/Sanctuary Records 06076-89914-1 (USA)/RAS/Sanctuary Records RZDLP 008 (UK for Europe) - "LP stereo vinyl releases:
 

RAS/Sanctuary Records 06076-89914-1 (USA) - LP front scan by Hans Seegers

There is also a limited edition vinyl 2LP set released both in the USA and in the UK for Europe. David Plentus tells me it contains only five of the eight tracks on the bonus "dub" CD, but it does include R-0665 as well as R-0664.


RAS/Sanctuary Records 06076-89914-1 (USA) - sticker on front of LP sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers


RAS/Sanctuary Records 06076-89914-1 (USA) - LP rear scan by Hans Seegers


RAS/Sanctuary Records 06076-89914-1 (USA) - Side 3 scan by Hans Seegers (R-0664)


RAS/Sanctuary Records 06076-89914-1 (USA) - Side 4 scan by Hans Seegers (R-0665)


RAS/Sanctuary Records RZDLP 008 (UK for Europe) - front scan by Hans Seegers


RAS/Sanctuary Records RZDLP 008 (UK for Europe) - front sticker scan by Hans Seegers


RAS/Sanctuary Records RZDLP 008 (UK for Europe) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers


RAS/Sanctuary Records RZDLP 008 (UK for Europe) - Side 3 scan by Hans Seegers (R-0664)


RAS/Sanctuary Records RZDLP 008 (UK for Europe) - Side 4 scan by Hans Seegers (R-0665)

Thanks to Hans Seegers for scans of the US and UK 2LP releases.


"Chronicles Volume One 6 Song Sampler" - 6-track CD promoting Bob Dylan's autobiography "Chronicles Volume One", Columbia CSK 54798 (USA), 5 Oct 2004/Columbia SAMPCD 14513 2 (Europe), May 2005/Columbia SAMPCM 15043 2 (Europe), Sep 2005:

Columbia CSK 54798 (USA), 5 Oct 2004:


Columbia CSK 54798 (USA) - front of jewel case with red sticker

This promo CD has been released by Columbia Records to promote the publication of the first part of Bob's autobiography "Chronicles Volume One" by Simon & Schuster in the USA.


Columbia CSK 54798 (USA) - bonus disc information sticker


Columbia CSK 54798 (USA) - reverse of front insert, scan by David Plentus


Columbia CSK 54798 (USA) - rear insert scan by David Plentus


Columbia CSK 54798 (USA) - reverse of rear insert, scan by David Plentus (under CD tray)


Columbia CSK 54798 (USA) - CD


"Chronicles Volume One" - book cover (my copy)


"Newsweek" magazine (USA), 4 Oct 2004


Audioworks 0-7435-4309-2 (USA) - front of audiobook box, scan by Jack Guerreiro


Audioworks 0-7435-4309-2 (USA) - rear of audiobook box, scan by Jack Guerreiro


Audioworks 0-7435-4309-2 (USA) - audiobook CD1 scan by Jack Guerreiro

It has two previously unreleased tracks, plus a previously released rarity:

R-0679 The Cuckoo Is A Pretty Bird (Traditional) - recorded live at the Gaslight Café, New York, Oct 1962
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. For other 1962 Gaslight Café performances see Bob Dylan Live 1961-2000: Thirty-Nine Years Of Great Concert Performances (Sony Music Japan, 2001) and The 50th Anniversary Collection (Sony Music Europe, Dec 2012).

R-0680 Dignity - original 1989 piano demo (piano and vocal only)
This version has significantly different lyrics from the released track. This demo version of Dignity was released in Oct 2008 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006, see here. This means it is no longer a rarity.

The original Oh Mercy out-take of Dignity produced by Daniel Lanois (R-0273) first appeared on Touched By An Angel: The Album - see 1998 and Released Rarities. Also on The Best Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2, see 2000 and the UK/French release of The Essential Bob Dylan, see 2001, and now on the 2007 3CD compilation Dylan. The 1994 Brendan O'Brien remixed version for Greatest Hits Vol. 3 retained only Bob's vocal and piano and added new backing. R-0680 is now also on the 2005 Sony France tie-in compilation Chroniques: Volume 1, see 2005.
For Greatest Hits Vol. 3 and Dylan, see International Albums (Regular).

R-0071-2 New Morning - early copies of the album have Bob saying "OK, here we go" at start of title track

The other tracks on this CD are New Morning (album version); Father of Night (from New Morning); Political World (from Oh Mercy); Man In The Long Black Coat (from Oh Mercy). New Morning and Father Of Night appear to be remastered, and may be from a forthcoming remastered release of New Morning. New Morning includes the tuning/intro that was present on the original US and UK vinyl releases but has been absent from all CD releases of the album (R-0071, see 1970). This is a rarity at the moment, but if a new release of the New Morning album includes it, the track without the intro will become the rarity!

The CD is in a jewel case with a clear tray and a red sticker on the front describing the disc. The front insert is a single card. The disc itself is plain red with a spoof white "361° SOUND STEREO" logo as on 1960s stereo LPs. The reverse of the rear insert (under the CD tray) has an excerpt of typescript from the book. This six track CD is available at branches of outlets such as Tower Records, Borders, Newbury Comics and Bestbuy with purchase of the book plus a Dylan CD. Reports of a second CD single with only five tracks omitting R-0679 as listed on the Newbury Comics web-site are incorrect - Newbury Comics are supplying the same 6-track CD as everyone else, and their web-page originally gave information that had been wrongly supplied to them by Columbia Records!

Thanks to Peter Gilmer, Harold Lepidus, Kurt Schroeder and Tim Dunn for information. Thanks to Tim Dunn for the copy of "Newsweek" with Bob on the cover, and inside talking about his book. Thanks to David Plentus for scans. Thanks to John Lettiere for the book and disc.

Columbia SAMPCD 14513 2 (Europe), May 2005:
 

Columbia SAMPCM 14513 2 (Europe) - front insert scan by Jean-Pierre Mercier

Thanks to Jean-Pierre Mercier and Ian Woodward for the information that this CD was available from French booksellers in May 2005 with a new European catalogue number SAMPCD 14513 2 tied in with the publication of the French translation of Bob's book. These promo CDs are scheduled to be offered as prizes in various contests organised by various French music magazines ("Libération" "Les Inrockuptibles").


Columbia SAMPCM 14513 2 (Europe) - rear scan by Jean-Pierre Mercier


Columbia SAMPCM 14513 2 (Europe) - CD scan by Jean-Pierre Mercier

Columbia SAMPCM 15043 2 (Europe), Sep 2005:
 


Columbia SAMPCM 15043 2 (Europe) - front of card sleeve, scan by Tom Willems

Thanks to Tom Willems for information and scans of a new European version with catalogue number SAMPCM 15043 2 being given away in Sep 2005 with copies of The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - No Direction Home. This CD comes in a card sleeve with Bob on the front and the New York pictures from the book cover on the rear, and was purchased in Holland from a chain called Plato. It is available also at HMV in the UK. Both this new CD SAMPCM 15043 2 and 2004's SAMPCD 14513 2 were manufactured by the Columbia plant in Austria.


Columbia SAMPCM 15043 2 (Europe) - rear scan of card sleeve by Tom Willems


Columbia SAMPCM 15043 2 (Europe) - CD scan by Tom Willems

Two further parts of this autobiography are promised. There is also an unabridged audio book on 6CDs read by Sean Penn, thanks to Franck Faugere and Jack Guerreiro for the scans.


Bob Dylan and his Band - "Tryin' To Get To Heaven" - promo single-track CD promoting Bob Dylan's autobiography "Chronicles Volume One", Columbia/Legacy CSK 54808 (USA), Oct 2004:


Columbia/Legacy CSK 54808 (USA) (my copy)
R-0681 Tryin' To Get To Heaven - live audience recording from the UK in 2000 (now identified as Wembley Arena, London, England, 5 Oct 2000) (A)
Thanks to Les Kokay for identifying this track. It was previously identified wrongly as from the Guildhall, Portsmouth, England, 25 Sep 2000. It's noteworthy because of an appreciative comment from a member of the audience - "F**king lovely!".

This CD single credited to "Bob Dylan and his Band" is in a plain black card sleeve with a cut-out to show the CD label. The performance is described as "Bob Dylan field recording, UK, 2000". The CD is being given away in independent record stores in the USA to promote the release of "Chronicles Volume One" as is the CD above.

Thanks to Hervé from France for information and to Éamonn Ó Catháin for the disc.

This performance is now included on the third CD of the 3CD set of The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006 (see 2008). As this set is a Limited Edition of 5000 copies, R-0681 remains a rarity. Thanks to Evan Marshall for confirming that this performances are in fact the same and to Les Kokay for listening to a variety of circulating recordings for Portsmouth and Wembley and confirming the released performance is Wembley!


"Went To See The Gypsy'"- Download Only Single, Columbia (no catalogue number) (USA), Oct 2004:


Picture from iTunes web-site
This track was available for download from sites such as the Apple iTunes Music Store, see Online Performances (Other).

R-0683 Went To See The Gypsy - unreleased demo version of track from New Morning, with Bob on piano


Various Artists - "Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Songs Of Warren Zevon" - tribute CD, Artemis Records/Rykodisc ATM-CD-51581 (USA), 19 Oct 2004; Artemis Records/Rykodisc ATMK 751581 (Canada), 19 Oct 2004; Artemis Records/Rykodisc RCD 17304 (UK), 2004:


Artemis ATM-CD-51581 (USA) - picture from Artemis Records web-site

R-0682 Mutineer (Warren Zevon) - live, Red Bluff, CA, 7 Oct 2002

On the insert for this album this performance is identified as "live in Australia", which is incorrect as Bob has never performed this song in Australia! There was speculation it was the live performance of Mutineer from the University of California, Berkeley, CA, 11 Oct 2002, that was up on bobdylan.com that month, see Online Performances (bobdylan.com), but it's now confirmed it comes from Red Bluff, CA, 7 Oct 2002.

Bob's son Jakob Dylan and the Wallflowers perform Lawyers, Guns And Money, a song also performed live by Bob in 2002.

Thanks to Jim Paboucek, Michael G Smith, Hervé from France, Jack Guerreiro and Moise Potié for information and scans.


Artemis ATMK-751581 (Canada) - front scan by Jack Guerreiro

Artemis ATMK-751581 (Canada) - rear scan by Jack Guerreiro

Artemis ATMK-751581 (Canada) - reverse of front insert, scan by Jack Guerreiro

Artemis ATMK-751581 (Canada) - CD scan by Jack Guerreiro

Artemis ATM-CD-51581 (USA) - rear insert scan by Moise Potié

Artemis ATM-CD-51581 (USA) - CD scan by Moise Potié

Various Artists - "Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Songs Of Warren Zevon" - tribute CD, Artemis Records COCB 53285 (Japan), 22 Dec 2004:


Artemis Records COCB 53285 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Wil Gielen
The copy of the Japanese release shown is a promo, with a light-green obi with black, white and orange text and a numbered promo sticker over the barcode. It also has Japanese characters indicating a promo in black round the centre of the CD itself. The obi has price ¥2,520 (¥2,400 before tax) and release date "04-12-22" (22 Dec 2004). The original release date is shown as "04-10-19" (19 Oct 2004) and the withdrawal date as "05-12-21" (21 Dec 2005). The front insert is a 12-page stapled booklet in English and there is also a 12-page stapled booklet in English and Japanese. Artemis Records does not have a pressing plant in Japan and the CD was made by Columbia Music Entertainment.

Also shown is a promo CD-R which came in a CD single thin jewel case without inserts.

Thanks to Wil Gielen for information and scans.


Artemis Records COCB 53285 (Japan) - promo CD-R scan by Wil Gielen


Artemis Records COCB 53285 (Japan) - obi scan by Wil Gielen (promo copy)

Artemis Records COCB 53285 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Wil Gielen

Artemis Records COCB 53285 (Japan) - CD scan by Wil Gielen (promo copy)

Artemis Records COCB 53285 (Japan) - detail of CD, scan by Wil Gielen (promo copy)

Artemis Records COCB 53285 (Japan) - detail of CD, scan by Wil Gielen (promo copy)

Artemis Records COCB 53285 (Japan) - detail of obi, scan by Wil Gielen (promo copy)

"Gaumont Theatre Sheffield/Free Trade Hall Manchester" - two single-sided acetates, Columbia Recording Studios, Nashville, TN (USA), 1966, surfaced in Ireland, Oct 2004:


Acetate 3 - Sheffield, 16 May 1966, scan by Annie West (R-0685, R-0686)

R-0685 It's All Over Now, Baby Blue - live from Gaumont Theatre, Sheffield, England, 16 May 1966, from acetates made by Columbia Recording Studios, Nashville TN

R-0686 Desolation Row - live as R-0685

R-0685 and R-0686 are now officially released on the Columbia/Legacy USA/Europe 36CD set The 1966 Live Recordings, Nov 2016.

These two single-sided acetates were found by Annie West in Oct 2004. One is from Sheffield, 16 May 1966, and contains It's All Over Now, Baby Blue and Desolation Row, otherwise officially unreleased. The second is from Manchester, 17 May 1966. She says: "I'm in Sligo Ireland by the way, and the story of the acetates is that they came from Bob Johnson when he was here producing an album for the Waterboys. he gave them away (after trying to sell them) and they ended up in my house where I found them at the very bottom of a box full of albums for throwing out!"

Thanks to Arie de Reus for the information that Acetate 4 has One Too Many Mornings (final part), Ballad Of A Thin Man; Like A Rolling Stone.

For the long-awaited release of the Manchester 1966 concert in 1998 as The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966 - The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert, see  International Albums (Regular).

For the first two acetates of the 1966 live performance with The Hawks, see International Album Releases (Dylan-Only Compilations 1965-69. For performances included in 1991 on a CD with Il Dizionario del Rock, an Italian part-work magazine, which are probably from the Manchester Free Trade Hall concert, see Questionable Releases.

Thanks to Annie West, C P Lee and Arie de Reus for information and scans. Annie is a renowned artist and illustrator, to find her, see here .


Acetate 4 - Manchester, 17 May 1966, scan by Annie West (no rarities)

"MPH Acetates" - set of five 10" acetates made by Music Publishers Holding Corporation for Warner Bros (USA), 1967 (?), surfaced in Nov 2004:
R-0031, R-0036, R-0691 and R-0692 are no longer rarities because they were released officially in 2010 on the Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music set
The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964. R-0693 remains unreleased (but see comments re complete takes below). These yellow MPHC labels have a different style from the early 1960s MPHC labels, although the material is from the same period.


Acetate scan by A J LaRue (R-0691)
These five acetates on stock labels with handwritten text contain six unreleased Bob Dylan songs. They are all single-sided. The publisher is identified as "W-7 Music", which is Warner Bros/7 Arts, also publisher of a 12" acetate LP that surfaced in 1967 (illustrated below and in 1967). My tentative identification of the performances is as follows:

R-0691    All Over You lyrics on bobdylan.com here, Witmark demo, recorded Mar 1963

R-0035-2 The Death Of Emmett Till - lyrics on bobdylan.com here, Witmark demo, recorded Dec 1962, surfaced in 1967 on a 12" Warner Bros/7 Arts acetate LP, see 1967
For the May 1962 Broadside recording R-0082, not released until 1972, see 1972.

R-0031-3 Ain't Gonna Grieve No More - Witmark demo, recorded Aug 1963, also surfaced in 1967 on a 12" Warner Bros/7 Arts acetate LP, see 1963 and 1967

R-0692    Talkin' John Birch Society Blues - Witmark demo, recorded Mar 1963, previously unreleased

The version of this song released on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3 in 1991 is a live performance from Carnegie Hall, New York, 26 Oct 1963. For the studio version from the Columbia test pressing and promotional copies of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, see 1963.

R-0036-2 (I'd Hate To Be You On That) Dreadful Day - Witmark demo, recorded Mar 1963, surfaced in 1967 on a 12" Warner Bros/7 Arts acetate LP, see 1967
For the Nov 1962 Broadside recording R-0081, not released until 1972, see 1972.

R-0693    Bob Dylan's New Orleans Rag - out-take from The Times They Are A-Changin', Aug or Oct 1963, previously unreleased (this is the only song here where a Witmark version is not known). Lyrics on bobdylan.com here
Complete takes of this song were recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, on 6 Aug 1963 (CO78976, take 1), 7 Aug 1963 (CO78976, take 3) and 24 Oct 1963 (CO79693, takes 1 and 2). Take 2 from 24 Oct 1963 has now been released on the Columbia/Legacy Europe 6LP limited edition 50th Anniversary Collection 1963, Dec 2013, and is in fact this version.

For a live version recorded 12 Apr 1963, Town Hall, New York, from the unreleased 1964 Columbia album Bob Dylan In Concert, see 1964. This has also now been released on the Columbia/Legacy Europe 6LP limited edition 50th Anniversary Collection 1963, Dec 2013.

Also shown are photos of a strange acetate of another Witmark demo, Walkin' Down The Line (R-0539, see 1963), with the same label and typewritten text as the others. However, it has Bob's name as "BOB ZIMMERMAN". This is strange because as far as I know Bob never used his real name after he came to New York in 1961, even before he changed it legally to "Dylan" in Aug 1962. Jeff Gold of Record Mecca was commissioned by Bob's business manager Jeff Rosen to appraise over 10,000 Dylan items at the Bob Dylan Archive at the University of Tulsa, OK, and did not find one with Bob's real name on! Tim Dunn says that not one of Bob's copyrights mentions the name "Zimmerman", not even the earliest Leeds/Duchess Music contracts, and Bob's contract with Witmark was in the name of "Bob Dylan".

Thanks to A J LaRue, John Rush, Jeff Gold and Damien Napoli for information and scans.


Acetate scan by A J LaRue (R-0035)

Acetate scan by A J LaRue (R-0031)

Acetate scan by A J LaRue (R-0692)

Acetate scan by A J LaRue (R-0036, R-0693)

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Warner Bros. XTV 221567 (USA, 1967) - acetate label scan by Hans Seegers


Acetate photo by Damien Napoli (R-0539)

Acetate in yellow sleeve, photo by Damien Napoli (R-0539)

Promotional/Regular Items for 2004



Living In Another Country: International Stereo Releases

Stereo promo albums and singles for 2004 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.


The Bootleg Series Vol. 6 - Live 1964 (2004)


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