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The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006

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Dylan
(2007)

This page is part of a list of original releases by release date of international commercially-released regular stereo Dylan albums. They do not contain rarities or obscurities and are not eligible for the Searching For A Gem list. Nevertheless, their interest value or scarcity means they're worth listing here - as far as I know some are not included on any other Internet site. Promo releases of regular albums are now listed here and no longer in the former yearly Promo sections.


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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.


There are six versions of this release:
  1. Exclusive Deluxe Edition 3CD/39 track set with bonus 7" vinyl single: 7 Oct 2008 (available only from bobdylan.com) - as well as the 7" single this set includes a 64-page booklet with rare photos and in-depth notes by author Larry "Ratso" Sloman plus an exclusive 160-page deluxe photo book of Bob Dylan singles from around the world
  2. Deluxe Edition 3CD/39 track set: 7 Oct 2008 (USA), 6 Oct 2008 (Europe) - this set includes the 60-page booklet and 160-page book
  3. Standard Edition 2CD/27 track set 7 Oct 2008 (USA), 6 Oct 2008 (Europe) - this set includes the 60-page booklet only
  4. Standard Edition 28 track set, Oct 2008 (iTunes Europe download) - this set is the 2CD set plus an exclusive download of a live performance of Love Sick
  5. Single CD Edition 1CD/13 track set 7 Oct 2008 (USA), 6 Oct 2008 (Europe) - this set includes CD1 only and has only a 16-page booklet (this may also be released as a single vinyl LP!)
  6. Limited Edition 4LP/27 track set, 24 Oct 2007 - this gatefold set includes the 60-page booklet only (I assume in a larger 12" size)

The first 5000 people to order any edition from bobdylan.com will receive a free Bob Dylan Theme Time Radio Hour poster as shown on right.


Sony BMG Germany promotional postcard courtesy of Dr. Hanns Peter Bushoff

There will also be an iTunes download version of CDs 1-2 with a bonus extra track, a previously unreleased live performance of Love Sick from Time Out Of Mind. Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for information that this performance was recorded at Tramps, New York, 26 Jul 1999 (although it is listed as "Live, 2001") and is currently available from the UK iTunes store only.

The first single will be Dreamin' Of You, available for download from bobdylan.com in Jul 2008, of which there will also be a radio edit (R-0354, see 2008). The downloaded single is 5:54 while the length of the track is listed below as 6:23 - the 6:23 length is incorrect.

Thanks to Ian Woodward, Ronald Born, Arie de Reus, Dr. Hanns Peter Bushoff and Paul S. Levine for information.

Track listings (songs not on current albums are shown in red).

3CD set (Expanded Deluxe Edition)

CD1:
1. Mississippi 6:04 (Unreleased version #1, Time Out of Mind)
2. Most Of The Time 3:46 (Alternate version, Oh Mercy).
3. Dignity 2:09 (Piano demo, Oh Mercy). R-0680, from promo US and European Columbia CD singles given away with Bob Dylan's autobiography "Chronicles Vol. 1", see 2004 (now no longer a rarity)
4. Someday Baby 5:56 (Alternate version, Modern Times)
5. Red River Shore 7:36 (Unreleased, Time Out of Mind)
6. Tell Ol' Bill 5:31 (Alternate version, North Country soundtrack). This is not the same as R-0649, see 2005 and VHS & DVD 2000s Part 3.
7. Born In Time 4:10 (Unreleased, Oh Mercy)
8. Can't Wait 5:45 (Alternate version, Time Out of Mind)
9. Everything Is Broken 3:27 (Alternate version, Oh Mercy). R-0613, available for download from iTunes in Apr 2003, see Online Performances (Other) (now no longer a rarity)
10. Dreamin' Of You 5:54, not 6:23 as listed (Unreleased, Time Out Of Mind)
11. Huck's Tune 4:09 (From Lucky You soundtrack). R-0738, see 2007 and VHS & DVD 2000s Part 4 (now no longer a rarity)
12. Marchin' To The City 6:36 (Unreleased, Time Out of Mind)
13. High Water (For Charley Patton) 6:40 (Live, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, 23 Aug 2003)
R-0830, live performance released as an exclusive download from iTunes with Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine): Mark Ronson Re-Version, see Online Performances (Other) (now no longer a rarity).
Also, a live performance of this song from The National Car Rental Center, Sunrise, FL, 1 Feb 2002 (see disc 2, track 11, below for another song from the same show) appeared on the bobdylan.com Performances page in Feb 2002, see
Online Performances (bobdylan.com).

CD2:
1. Mississippi 6:24 (Unreleased version #2, Time Out of Mind)
2. 32-20 Blues (Robert Johnson) 4:22 (Unreleased, World Gone Wrong)
3. Series Of Dreams 6:27 (Unreleased, Oh Mercy)
This is not the same as R-0204, the alternate take from a 1991 Columbia Europe promo CD single for The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3, which is timed at 5:52, see 1991.
4. God Knows 3:12 (Unreleased, Oh Mercy)
5. Can't Escape From You 5:22 (Unreleased, December 2005)
Thanks to Ian Woodward for information that this song was recorded in Dublin, Ireland, with uillean pipes for a film, but was never used.
6. Dignity 5:25 (Unreleased, Oh Mercy)
7. Ring Them Bells 4:59 (Live at The Supper Club, New York, 17 Nov 1993, early show)
The New York Supper Club shows in 1993 were a planned TV special/video/live album project of four shows recorded over two nights at an intimate venue by Bob in association with HBO. The project was ultimately shelved, although all four shows circulate amongst Dylan collectors. The only performances to have been released officially are:


Ring Them Bells Supper Club video from "USA Today" web-site, Jul 2008, screenshot by Jean-Pol Hiernaux
BDC71 Ring Them Bells - 16 Nov 1993 (early show) Online Performances (bobdylan.com) Feb 2001
R-0587 One Too Many Mornings - 16 Nov, 1993 (late show) Highway 61 Interactive CD-ROM, see 1995
BDC16 Tight Connection To My Heart - 17 Nov 1993 (late show) Online Performances (bobdylan.com) Feb 1998
BDC17 Weeping Willow (traditional) - 17 Nov 1993 (late show) Online Performances (bobdylan.com) Feb 1998
BDC23 Delia (traditional) - 17 Nov 1993 (late show) Online Performances (bobdylan.com) May 1998
R-0588 Queen Jane Approximately - 17 Nov 1993 (late show) Highway 61 Interactive CD-ROM, see 1995

8. Cocaine Blues (Traditional) 5:30 (Live, Wolftrap, Vienna, VA, 24 Aug 1997)
A performance of Mr. Tambourine Man from Wolftrap, Vienna, VA, 23 Aug 1997 appeared on the bobdylan.com Performances page in Sep 2001, see
Online Performances (bobdylan.com). Other performances of Cocaine Blues can be found here:

R-0705 Live, Gaslight Café, New York, Oct 1962, from Bob Dylan Live At The Gaslight 1962, Starbucks/Hear Music/Sony Music Custom Marketing Group (USA), 2005
R-0268 Live, El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, 16 Dec 1997, from the European Columbia Love Sick CD singles, also on a bonus disc included with the Australian tour limited edition of Time Out Of Mind, both 1998

9. Ain't Talkin' 6:13 (Alternate version, Modern Times)
10. The Girl On The Greenbriar Shore (Traditional) 2:51 (Live, Dunkirk [Dunkerque], France, 30 Jun 1992)
11. Lonesome Day Blues 7:37 (Live, National Car Rental Center, Sunrise, FL, 1 Feb 2002)
A performance of High Water (For Charley Patton) from The National Car Rental Center, Sunrise, FL, 1 Feb 2002 appeared on the bobdylan.com Performances page in Feb 2002, see
Online Performances (bobdylan.com).
12. Miss The Mississippi (Bill Halley) 3:20 (Unreleased album with David Bromberg, 1992)
13. The Lonesome River (Carter and Ralph Stanley) 3:04 (With Ralph Stanley, from the album Clinch Mountain Country). R-0266, see 1998 (now no longer a rarity).
14. 'Cross The Green Mountain 8:15 (From Gods and Generals Soundtrack). R-0586, see 2003 and VHS & DVD 2000s Part 2 (now no longer a rarity).

CD3:
1. Duncan & Brady (Traditional) 3:47 (Unreleased album with David Bromberg, 1992)
2. Cold Irons Bound 5:57 (Live, Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN, 11 Jun 2004).
For Down Along The Cove from this set released on
Bonnaroo Music Festival 2004, see 2005. Four further live performances from this show were added to the bobdylan.com Performances page in Jun 2004, see Online Performances (bobdylan.com).
3. Mississippi 6:24 (Unreleased version #3, Time Out of Mind)
4. Most Of The Time 5:10 (Alternate version #2, Oh Mercy).
5. Ring Them Bells 3:18 (Alternate version, Oh Mercy) (R-0768, see 2008)
6. Things Have Changed 5:32 (Live, Roseland Theater, Portland, OR, 15 Jun 2000).
For a performance of this song live from Portsmouth, England, 25 Sep 2000, from Bob Dylan Live: Thirty-Nine Years Of Great Concert Performances, SME Records (Sony Music Entertainment), Japan, Feb 2001, see 2001.
7. Red River Shore 7:08 (Unreleased version #2, Time Out of Mind)
8. Born In Time 4:19 (Unreleased version #2, Oh Mercy)
9. Tryin' To Get To Heaven 5:10 (Live, Wembley Arena, London, England, 5 Oct 2000) (A)
This is in fact R-0681, previously thought to be a performance of this song live from the same tour, recorded at Portsmouth, England, 25 Sep 2000, from a US Columbia promo CD single, see 2004. Thanks to Evan Marshall for confirming that the 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!
10. Marchin' To The City 3:39 (Unreleased version #2, Time Out of Mind)
11. Can't Wait 7:24 (Alternate version #2, Time Out of Mind)
12. Mary And The Soldier (Traditional) 4:23 (Unreleased, World Gone Wrong)

Since CD3 was only available for a short while in the Expanded Deluxe Edition, these twelve tracks are all rarities. Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for information (Nov 2013) that all of Tell Tale Signs including CD3 is available for download from iTunes.

Bonus 7" Single from bobdylan.com


Columbia/Legacy 88697 35799 7 (USA) - 7" single sleeve front scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux
A. Dreamin' Of You 3:34 (Unreleased, Time Out Of Mind) - edit of track from CD1 (R-0354, see 2008)
B. Ring Them Bells 3:18 (Alternate Version, Oh Mercy) - from CD3 (R-0768, see 2008)

2CD Set (Standard Edition)

CDs 1 and 2 as above

Single Edition)

CD 1 only


Vinyl and Tape Releases: Deluxe Vinyl Edition


"The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006" - 4LP set in 12" box: Columbia/Legacy 88697 35796 1 (USA), 24 Oct 2008:


Columbia/Legacy 88697 35796 1 (USA) - front of box (my copy)

This is a 4LP boxed set containing the Standard Edition's 27 songs. The four records are in stiff paper sleeves with clear plastic lined thin paper inner sleeves. Fred Muller says: "The outer sleeves are stiff paper with printing that gives the impression (no pun intended) that they are of thinner paper that has become “deformed” by being pressed against the vinyl – a nice touch". Each inner sleeve has an old Columbia Records single sleeve design with the record tracklist on the rear. The 60-page booklet is a 12"x12" enlargement of the CD booklet.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for scans of a US copy imported into France with a unique front sticker in French and to Fred Muller for the record label and inner sleeve scans (my copy is still sealed).


Columbia/Legacy 88697 35796 1 (USA) - Record 1 inner sleeve, front scan by Fred Muller

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35796 1 (USA) - Record 1 inner sleeve, rear scan by Fred Muller

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35796 1 (USA) - front of box with French sticker, scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35796 1 (USA) - French sticker scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35796 1 (USA) - detail of front of box

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35796 1 (USA) - rear of box

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35796 1 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Fred Muller

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35796 1 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Fred Muller

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35796 1 (USA) - Record 2 inner sleeve, front scan by Fred Muller

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35796 1 (USA) - Record 2 inner sleeve, rear scan by Fred Muller

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35796 1 (USA) - Record 3 inner sleeve, front scan by Fred Muller

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35796 1 (USA) - Record 3 inner sleeve, rear scan by Fred Muller

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35796 1 (USA) - Record 4 inner sleeve, front scan by Fred Muller

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35796 1 (USA) - Record 4 inner sleeve, rear scan by Fred Muller

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35796 1 (USA) - Side 3 scan by Fred Muller

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35796 1 (USA) - Side 4 scan by Fred Muller

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35796 1 (USA) - Side 5 scan by Fred Muller

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35796 1 (USA) - Side 6 scan by Fred Muller

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35796 1 (USA) - Side 7 scan by Fred Muller

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35796 1 (USA) - Side 8 scan by Fred Muller

CD Releases: 3CD Exclusive Expanded Deluxe Edition with 7" Single


"The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006" - 3CD set in 7" box with bonus 7" single: Columbia/Legacy 88697 35798 2 (USA), 7 Oct 2008:


Columbia/Legacy 88697 35798 2 (USA) - sticker from front of box, scan by Hans Seegers
This edition is in a 8¼" x 8¼" box containing the two books, the 3CDs and the 7" vinyl single. For more scans see the 3CD box information below.

The 7" vinyl single included with orders of the 3CD set from bobdylan.com includes two rarities:

R-0354 Dreamin' Of You - single edit (3:34) of previously unreleased 1998 out-take from Time Out Of Mind

R-0355 Ring Them Bells - alternate version (3:18) of 1989 track from Oh Mercy

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


Columbia/Legacy 88697 35799 7 (USA) - front of single sleeve, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux


Columbia/Legacy 88697 35799 7 (USA) - rear of single sleeve, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux


Columbia/Legacy 88697 35799 7 (USA) - A-side scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux (R-0354)


Columbia/Legacy 88697 35799 7 (USA) - B-side scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux (R-0355)


Picture from bobdylan.co


CD Releases: 3CD Expanded Deluxe Edition


"The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006" - promo 3CD-R set: Columbia/Legacy 88697 35797 2 (USA), 11 Aug 2008:


Columbia/Legacy 88697 35797 2 (USA) - rear of promo card sleeve for disc 3, scan from eBay
This third disc compliments the promo 2CD-R sets in the same red/white generic Columbia card sleeves with labels listed below. The label is dated "8/11/2008" (11 Aug 2008).

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for finding this on eBay.


"The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006" - 3CD set in 7" box: Columbia/Legacy 88697 35797 2 (USA), 7 Oct 2008:


Columbia/Legacy 88697 35797 2 (USA) - front of sealed box with sticker (my copy)


Columbia/Legacy 88697 35797 2 (USA) - sticker from front of sealed box


Columbia/Legacy 88697 35797 2 (USA) - rear of sealed box

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35797 2 (USA) - front of book with CDs, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35797 2 (USA) - rear of book with CDs, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35797 2 (USA) - front of Singles book, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35797 2 (USA) - detail of front of box


Columbia/Legacy 88697 35797 2 (USA) - CD1, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux


Columbia/Legacy 88697 35797 2 (USA) - CD2, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35797 2 (USA) - CD3, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35797 2 (USA) - title page of Singles book, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35797 2 (USA) - detail of title page of Singles book, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

This edition is also in a 8¼" x 8¼" box containing the 3CDs in a book-style folder with the contents of the standard 60-page booklet in larger size plus the book on the Collected Singles Sleeves. This was compiled by Geoff Gans from the collection of David Eckstrom (of Forever Young Records). (I shall make sure every single illustrated there is also included here in International Singles Releases).

Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for the scans.


Columbia/Legacy 88697 35797 2 (USA) - spine of sealed box


Columbia/Legacy 88697 35797 2 (USA) - inside of sealed box with two books


"The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006" - 3CD-R/CD promo sets: Sony Music SDCI 80657-9 (Japan), Aug/Sep 2008:


Sony Music SDCI 80657 (Japan) - detail of promo CD-R1, scan by Wil Gielen (first copy)
The first promo 3CD-R set comes in jewel cases with folded front inserts dated "2008/08/11" (11 Aug 2008), there are no rear inserts. The CD-Rs are blank and just have handwritten information round the clear centres. The title is misspelled "Tell Tale Sings" on the inserts and all three discs! This set was intended solely for internal use within Sony Music Japan and only a few copies were produced. The second promo 3CD set also comes in jewel cases, this time without any inserts. The title is again misspelled "Tell Tale Sings" on all three discs. It was accompanied by an 11-page press kit in English and Japanese on pink paper. This gets the album title correct! The existence of these sets is surprising since the 3CD Deluxe Expanded Edition was not eventually released in Japan, although it was given a catalogue number of Sony Music SICP 1990-92 and a release date of 22 Oct 2008. There is also a 2CD promo set of the edition that was released with just discs SDCI 80657 and SDCI 80658.

Thanks to Hervé from France and Wil Gielen for information and pictures.


Sony Music SDCI 80657-9 (Japan) - front of press kit, scan by Wil Gielen (second copy)

Sony Music SDCI 80657 (Japan) - promo CD-R1 scan by Wil Gielen (first copy)

Sony Music SDCI 80657 (Japan) - promo CD-R1 insert scan by Wil Gielen (first copy)

Sony Music SDCI 80658 (Japan) - promo CD-R2 insert scan by Wil Gielen (first copy)

Sony Music SDCI 80658 (Japan) - promo CD-R2 scan by Wil Gielen (first copy)

Sony Music SDCI 80659 (Japan) - promo CD-R3 scan by Wil Gielen (first copy)

Sony Music SDCI 80659 (Japan) - promo CD-R3 insert scan by Wil Gielen (first copy)

Sony Music SDCI 80657 (Japan) - promo CD1 photo by Hervé from France (second copy)


Sony Music SDCI 80658 (Japan) - promo CD2 photo by Hervé from France (second copy)


Sony Music SDCI 80659 (Japan) - promo CD3 photo by Hervé from France (second copy)

CD Releases: 2CD Standard Edition


"The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006" - promo 2CD-R sets, Columbia/Legacy 88697 35795 2 (USA), 9 Sep 2008:


Columbia/Legacy 88697 35795 2 (USA) - rear of promo card sleeve for disc 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (first variant)
Thanks to Gerd Rundel for scans of two Columbia US promo sets in red/white generic Columbia card sleeves, with a circular opening at the front to show the disc text. Each sleeve of the first set has a white rear label with the disc details and track listing, dated "9/3/2008" (3 Sep 2008) on the label for disc 1 and "9/9/2008" (9 Sep 2008) on the label for disc 2.
Columbia/Legacy 88697 35795 2 (USA) - detail of promo CD-R1, scan by Gerd Rundel (first variant, left of centre hole)

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35795 2 (USA) - detail of promo CD-R1, scan by Gerd Rundel (first variant, right of centre hole, name hidden)

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35795 2 (USA) - rear of promo card sleeve for disc 2, scan by Gerd Rundel (first variant)

Front of generic Columbia 2008 promo card sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (both variants)

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35795 2 (USA) - promo CD-R1, scan by Gerd Rundel (first variant)


Columbia/Legacy 88697 35795 2 (USA) - detail of promo CD-R1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second variant, left of centre hole)


Columbia/Legacy 88697 35795 2 (USA) - promo CD-R2, scan by Gerd Rundel (first variant)


Columbia/Legacy 88697 35795 2 (USA) - promo CD-R1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second variant)


Columbia/Legacy 88697 35795 2 (USA) - detail of promo CD-R1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second variant, right of centre hole, not personalised)

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35795 2 (USA) - rear of promo card sleeve for both discs, scan by Gerd Rundel (second variant)

The first variant discs are "watermarked" CD-Rs sent to specific reviewers and dated "July 11th, 2008" - the recipient's name and magazine name has been hidden for this page. The second variant discs are not personalised and undated, the text "PROMOTIONAL NOT FOR SALE" replaces the recipient's details. For a promo CD-R of disc 3 in the same red/white generic card sleeve, see above.


"The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006" - 2CD set, Columbia/Legacy 88697 35795 2 (USA)/ Columbia/Legacy 88697357952 (Europe), 7 Oct 2008:

This edition is in a slipcase with a slimline 2CD jewel case and the 60-page booklet. The front insert is a single folded card. The picture on the rear insert is from the same photo shoot as the one used for a UK Love Sick CD single, see 1998.

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for scans of the US release.
 

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35795 2 (USA) - front of slipcase with sticker, scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia/Legacy 88697 35795 2 (USA) - detail of front of slipcase, scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia/Legacy 88697 35795 2 (USA) - sticker from front of slipcase, scan by Jack Guerreiro

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35795 2 (USA) - rear of slipcase, scan by Jack Guerreiro

Columbia/Legacy 88697357952 (Europe) - front of jewel case (US release is the same)

Columbia/Legacy 88697357952 (Europe) - rear insert

Columbia/Legacy 88697357952 (Europe) - front of slipcase with sticker (my copy)


Columbia/Legacy 88697 35795 2 (USA) - rear insert scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia/Legacy 88697357952 (Europe) - sticker from front of slipcase

Columbia/Legacy 88697357952 (Europe) - rear of slipcase

Columbia/Legacy 88697357952 (Europe) - front of booklet (US release is the same)

Columbia/Legacy 88697357952 (Europe) - detail of inside of front insert (catalogue number has no spaces)

Columbia/Legacy 88697357952 (Europe) - outside of front insert unfolded (US release is the same)

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35795 2 (USA) - inside of front insert unfolded, scan by Jack Guerreiro

Columbia/Legacy 88697357952 (Europe) - inside of front insert unfolded

Columbia/Legacy 88697357952 (Europe) - reverse of rear insert

Columbia/Legacy 88697357952 (Europe) - detail of reverse of rear insert (catalogue number has no spaces)

Columbia/Legacy 88697357952 (Europe) - rear of booklet

Columbia/Legacy 88697357952 (Europe) - detail of rear of booklet (catalogue number has no spaces)

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35795 2 (USA) - rear of booklet, scan by Jack Guerreiro

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35795 2 (USA) - detail of rear of booklet, scan by Jack Guerreiro (catalogue number has two spaces)

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35795 2 (USA) - reverse of rear insert, scan by Jack Guerreiro

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35795 2 (USA) - CD1 scan by Jack Guerreiro

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35795 2 (USA) - CD2 scan by Jack Guerreiro

Columbia/Legacy 88697357952 (Europe) - CD1 (copyright text round lower half of disc is different)

Columbia/Legacy 88697357952 (Europe) - CD2

Columbia COL 665997 5 (UK) - front of 1998 Love Sick CD single (my copy)


"The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006" - 2CD promo set, Sony Music SICP 1993-4 (Japan), 22 Oct 2008:


Sony Music SICP 1993-4 (Japan) - front of slipcase with obi, scan by Hans Seegers
The Japanese 2CD edition has a 64-page booklet in English plus a 72-page booklet in Japanese including a song by song commentary by Heckel Sugano. The copy shown is a promo with promo stickers on the wrap-around obi and the rear insert plus the text "SAMPLE LOANED" in the centres of the CDs.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans. Thanks to J B Heinink for information that amazon.com in the USA are offering this 2CD set as an import for $492.98! (It must be a typo...)


Sony Music SICP 1993-4 (Japan) - rear of slipcase, scan by Hans Seegers


Sony Music SICP 1993-4 (Japan) - unfolded front insert, scan by Hans Seegers


Sony Music SICP 1993-4 (Japan) - rear insert with promo sticker, scan by Hans Seegers

Sony Music SICP 1993-4 (Japan) - promo sticker from rear insert, scan by Hans Seegers

Sony Music SICP 1993-4 (Japan) - wrap-around obi with promo sticker, scan by Hans Seegers

Sony Music SICP 1993-4 (Japan) - 64-page English booklet, front scan by Hans Seegers


Sony Music SICP 1993-4 (Japan) - 72-page Japanese booklet, front scan by Hans Seegers


Sony Music SICP 1993-4 (Japan) - promo CD1 scan by Hans Seegers


Sony Music SICP 1993-4 (Japan) - detail of promo CD1, scan by Hans Seegers

Sony Music SICP 1993-4 (Japan) - promo CD2 scan by Hans Seegers

Sony Music SICP 1993-4 (Japan) - promo sticker from obi, scan by Hans Seegers

"The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006" - 2CD set, Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697 74610 2 (Europe), Nov 2010:


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697 74610 2 (Europe) - front scan by Arie de Reus


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697 74610 2 (Europe) - unfolded front insert, scan by Arie de Reus


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697 74610 2 (Europe) - detail of rear of front insert, scan by Arie de Reus


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697 74610 2 (Europe) - CD1 scan by Arie de Reus

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697 74610 2 (Europe) - rear insert scan by Arie de Reus


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697 74610 2 (Europe) - detail of rear insert, scan by Arie de Reus


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697 74610 2 (Europe) - detail of CD1, scan by Arie de Reus


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697 74610 2 (Europe) - CD2 scan by Arie de Reus

This "budget" release made in Austria has only the two audio CDs in a slimline 2CD jewel case. There is no slipcase. It is dated 2010 and the CDs and inserts have the "Sony Music" logo.

Thanks to Arie de Reus for information and scans.


CD Releases: Single CD Edition


"The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006" - single CD edition, Columbia/Legacy 88697 34747 2 (Canada), 6 Oct 2008:


Columbia/Legacy 88697 34747 2 (Canada) - front with sticker, scan by Jack Guerreiro
This is the only version of the album to be released in Canada - the two-disc and three-disc versions were imported from the USA. Ironically, this Canadian release is actually more expensive in Canada than the two-disc US import! It has an information sticker in English and French. Scans of the US single disc release required.

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for information and scans.


Columbia/Legacy 88697 34747 2 (Canada) - front sticker scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia/Legacy 88697 34747 2 (Canada) - rear insert scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia/Legacy 88697 34747 2 (Canada) - CD scan by Jack Guerreiro

"The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006" - single CD edition, Columbia/Legacy 88697 34747 2 (Europe), 6 Oct 2008:


Columbia/Legacy 88697 34747 2 (Europe) - front (my copy)


Columbia/Legacy 88697 34747 2 (Europe) - outside of unfolded front insert


Columbia/Legacy 88697 34747 2 (Europe) - centre of front insert booklet


Columbia/Legacy 88697 34747 2 (Europe) - detail of front


Columbia/Legacy 88697 34747 2 (Europe) - front with French "Mediadisque" text found by Freddy Ordóñez Araque


Columbia/Legacy 88697 34747 2 (Europe) - rear with sticker, photo by Éamonn Ó Catháin (promo copy)


Columbia/Legacy 88697 34747 2 (Europe) - rear sticker photo by Éamonn Ó Catháin (promo copy)


Columbia/Legacy 88697 34747 2 (Europe) - rear insert (commercial copy)


Columbia/Legacy 88697 34747 2 (Europe) - reverse of rear insert (under clear CD tray)

Columbia/Legacy 88697 34747 2 (Europe) - CD

This edition is in a jewel case with a 16-page booklet as the front insert. It consists of CD1 only. The front picture of Bob has a brown tint as opposed to the blue tint on the 3CD and 2CD set releases. The reverse of the rear insert shows a selection of Dylan CDs, all of which are listed on this site.

Thanks to Freddy Ordóñez Araque and Éamonn Ó Catháin for information and pictures.


"The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006" - promo single CD edition: Sony SDCI 80657-9 (Japan), Oct 2008:


Sony SDCI 80657-9 (Japan) - photo by Hervé from France
This promo of the Single CD Edition comes in a jewel case without inserts. The title is misspelled "Tell Tale Sings" as on the three discs of the 3CD set above! There is also a 2CD promo set of the edition that was released with just discs SDCI 80657 and SDCI 80658. This disc is actually numbered "SDCI 80657-9" when it should just be numbered "SDCI 80657".The Single CD Edition was not eventually released in Japan, although it was given a catalogue number of Sony Music SICP 1995 and a release date of 22 Oct 2008.

Thanks to Hervé from France for information and photos.


"The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006" - single CD edition, Columbia/Legacy 88697347472 (Australia), 6 Oct 2008:


Columbia/Legacy 88697347472 (Australia) - front scan by Stuart Moore
This is the only edition of this album to be made in Australia, the 2CD and 3CD editions are US imports.

Thanks to Stuart Moore for information and scans.


Columbia/Legacy 88697347472 (Australia) - rear scan by Stuart Moore


Columbia/Legacy 88697347472 (Australia) - CD scan by Stuart Moore


Columbia/Legacy 88697347472 (Australia) - detail of CD, scan by Stuart Moore

"The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006" - single CD edition, Sony Music DCD-3061 (China), 2012:


Sony Music DCD-3061 (China) - front of sealed copy, photo by Hiroshi Hemmi
This sealed single CD edition was found by Hiroshi Hemmi in Nanking, China for 50 yuan (approx. $8) in Sep 2012. It has a yellow/white Japanese-style obi with black text.

Thanks to Hiroshi Hemmi for information and photos.


Sony Music DCD-3061 (China) - rear of sealed copy, photo by Hiroshi Hemmi

Online Downloads: 2CD Bonus Track Version


"The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006" (Bonus Track Version) - 28-track download from iTunes (UK), Oct 2008:
This UK download consists of the 27 tracks from the 2CD version of the album plus an exclusive live performance of Love Sick from Time Out Of Mind.


Detail of iTunes UK screenshot (Bonus Track version)
The 28th track, which can be downloaded separately, is Love Sick - live, Tramps, New York, 26 Jul 1999, previously unreleased (incorrectly dated as "Live 2001") (A) This is now R-0355, see Online Performances (Other).

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for information.


Detail of iTunes UK screenshot (Bonus Track version)


Detail of iTunes UK screenshot (Bonus Track version) showing incorrect dating of bonus track


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