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Together Through Life

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The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs (2008)

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.


Christmas In The Heart (2009)

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Revised 17 January, 2017.


Release date: 28 Apr 2009 (USA), 27 Apr 2009 (Europe), 27 May 2009 (Japan). The album artwork was designed by Coco Shinomiya, a Los-Angeles based freelance art director and graphic designer (she's also interested in hot rods and custom cars, see illustration below). Thanks to Roy Kelly and Sean Wilenz writing in "The Bridge No. 34" (Summer 2009) for the information that the cover photograph was taken in 1959 by Bruce Davidson, sourced from Magnum Photos and used before on the cover of Larry's Brown's book "Big Bad Love" (Vintage, 1991). (Bob is known to be a fan of Larry Brown's writing.) Thanks to Moise Potié for the information that this picture also appears in the 2005 No Direction Home DVD when Bob is discussing Jack Kerouac. The rear photograph is of a band of Romanian gypsy musicians taken in 1968 by Josef Koudelka.
Sony BMG promo sticker thanks to Dr. Hanns Peter Bushoff


Sony BMG promo postcard thanks to Dr. Hanns Peter Bushoff


Sony BMG promo postcard thanks to Dr. Hanns Peter Bushoff

1960s Poster to be given away with pre-orders for the album from bobdylan.com

"Hot Rods & Custom Cars: Vintage Speed Graphics" by album art designer Coco Shinomiya (Täschenbooks, Germany, 2004)


"Big Bad Love" by Larry Brown (Vintage, 1991)


Together Through Life T-shirt, photo from Gabriel Sola Berrozpe

Track listing of review copies: Beyond Here Lies Nothin'; Life Is Hard; My Wife's Home Town; Forgetful Heart; Shake Shake Mama; I Feel A Change Coming On; If You Ever Go To Houston; This Dream Of You, It's All Good. The tenth released track, Jolene, was not included on the review copies. Chicago After Dark was included on the copy of the album made available to Bill Flanagan and is discussed during the interview included in the liner notes. There are reportedly two other out-takes not included in the final album.

Final track listing: Beyond Here Lies Nothin' (Bob Dylan/Robert Hunter); Life Is Hard (Bob Dylan/Robert Hunter); My Wife's Home Town (Bob Dylan/Willie Dixon); If You Ever Go To Houston (Bob Dylan/Robert Hunter); Forgetful Heart (Bob Dylan/Robert Hunter); Jolene (Bob Dylan/Robert Hunter); This Dream Of You (Bob Dylan), Shake Shake Mama (Bob Dylan/Robert Hunter); I Feel A Change Coming On (Bob Dylan/Robert Hunter); It's All Good (Bob Dylan/Robert Hunter).

The album is produced by Jack Frost (Bob's pseudonym). Musicians include members of his touring band, Mike Campbell from The Heartbreakers and David Hidalgo from Los Lobos on accordion. My Wife's Home Town is apparently a rewrite of Willie Dixon's I Just Want To Make Love To You and Willie is credited. Beyond Here Lies Nothin' is said to be based on All Your Love by Otis Rush. All the songs except My Wife's Home Town and This Dream Of You have been written in association with Robert Hunter, the Grateful Dead lyricist who collaborated with Bob in the 1980s with Silvio and The Ugliest Girl In The World, both from Down In The Groove.

The first single was Beyond Here Lies Nothin', followed by a radio edit of I Feel A Change Coming On.


Vinyl Releases


"Together Through Life" - 180gm stereo vinyl 2LP set, Columbia 88697-43893-1 (USA), 28 Apr 2009; Sony Music/Columbia 88697-43893-1 (Europe), 27 Apr 2009:


Sony Music/Columbia 88697-43893-1 (Europe) - front with sticker (my copy)
The 180gm vinyl release has the ten tracks from the single CD edition. and includes a CD copy of the album. The album is only 45:33 long so would fit easily on a single record, but has been spread over two records for "audio quality purposes".

The reverse of the inner sleeve for record 1 is plain black. The European rear sleeve has the "Sony Music" logo and text next to the barcode, but the record labels do not. The CD is the standard European or US single-CD release and is in a plain white paper sleeve with a cut-out front to reveal the CD design.


Sony Music/Columbia 88697-43893-1 (Europe) - front sticker

Sony Music/Columbia 88697-43893-1 (Europe) - record 1 inner sleeve front, scan by Fred Muller (rear is plain black)

Sony Music/Columbia 88697-43893-1 (Europe) - record 2 inner sleeve front, scan by Fred Muller

Sony Music/Columbia 88697-43893-1 (Europe) - rear


Sony Music/Columbia 88697-43893-1 (Europe) - Side 1 scan by Fred Muller


Sony Music/Columbia 88697-43893-1 (Europe) - Side 2 scan by Fred Muller

Sony Music/Columbia 88697-43893-1 (Europe) - Side 3 scan by Fred Muller

Sony Music/Columbia 88697-43893-1 (Europe) - Side 4 scan by Fred Muller

Sony Music/Columbia 88697-43893-1 (Europe) - record 2 inner sleeve rear, scan by Fred Muller

Columbia 88697-43893-1 (USA) - front of sealed promo copy, scan by Anke and Gerd Rundel

Columbia 88697-43893-1 (USA) - rear scan by Peter Lindberg

Columbia 88697-43893-1 (USA) - detail of rear without "Sony Music", scan by Peter Lindberg


Columbia 88697-43893-1 (USA) - rear of sealed promo copy with sticker, scan by Anke and Gerd Rundel


Columbia 88697-43893-1 (USA) - rear promo sticker, scan by Anke and Gerd Rundel


Sony Music/Columbia 88697-43893-1 (Europe) - detail of rear with "Sony Music"


Columbia 88697-43893-1 (USA) - front sticker scan by Anke and Gerd Rundel

Columbia 88697-43893-1 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Anke and Gerd Rundel

Columbia 88697-43893-1 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Anke and Gerd Rundel


Columbia 88697-43893-1 (USA) - Side 3 scan by Anke and Gerd Rundel


Columbia 88697-43893-1 (USA) - Side 4 scan by Anke and Gerd Rundel


Columbia 88697-43893-1 (USA) - CD in paper sleeve, scan by Anke and Gerd Rundel

The sleeve of the US vinyl release has slight differences from the European release, although the record labels look identical (allowing for scanning differences). The front sticker has identical text but the lines separating the text elements are correctly positioned whereas on the European sticker they appear to have been printed too high. On the rear sleeve there is no "Sony Music" text and logo near to the bar code at lower right, and the bar code number has hyphens, while the European bar code doesn't. As well as a commercial copy, Gerd Rundel has a sealed promo copy with a white promotional sticker with blue text on the rear of the sleeve. All four sides of the US album also have “STERLING” stamped in the vinyl and the copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - 8869-7-43893-1A, Side 2 - 8869-7-43893-1B, Side 3 - 8869-7-43893-1C, Side 4 - 8869-7-43893-1D.

Both the US and the European releases are available in Australia as imports.

Thanks to Fred Muller, Anke and Gerd Rundel and Peter Lindberg for information and scans.


Deluxe Edition: 2CD+DVD


"Together Through Life" - 2CD+DVD release, Columbia 88697 51697 2 (USA), 28 Apr 2009; Sony Music/Columbia 88697516972 (Europe), 27 Apr 2009:


Sony Music/Columbia 88697516972 (Europe) - front of box with sticker, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

The three-disc Deluxe Edition is in a stiff card box, not in a corduroy box as originally reported. The CD itself is in a jewel case, and is identical to that of the Standard Edition except for the catalogue numbers on the inserts and disc. The bonus discs with the Deluxe Edition include the "Friends & Neighbors" show from Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour and a DVD with "The Lost Interview" by Roy Silver including the original Witmark demo of Blowin' In The Wind (R-0776, see 2007). Thanks to Paul Tillman for pointing out that even though R-0776 is listed on the DVD menu (see below), it cannot actually be selected (it's part of the Roy Silver interview running from 7:37 to 10:07). R-0776 was also released in Oct 2010 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964. This means it's no longer a rarity.

Thanks to Freddy Ordóñez Araque for finding the picture and to Jean-Pol Hiernaux, Jim Paboucek, Ronald Born and Moise Potié for scans.

Only the differences between the US release and the European release are shown - the main difference is that the "Sony Music" logo is missing from all the artwork and the discs of the US release, as is the European "E" (Exempt) classification of the DVD.

Thanks to Jens Winter for spotting that David Hidalgo's name is misspelled "Hildago" on all releases except the Polish single CD release below.


Sony Music/Columbia 88697516972 (Europe) - front sticker scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

Sony Music/Columbia 88697516972 (Europe) - outside of front insert unfolded (my copy)

Sony Music/Columbia 886975126972 (Europe) - front of album CD jewel case, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux


Sony Music/Columbia 88697516972 (Europe) - front of box with German sticker, scan by Ronald Born


Sony Music/Columbia 88697-512697-2 (Europe) - spine of box, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

Sony Music/Columbia 88697516972 (Europe) - rear of box, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

Sony Music/Columbia 88697516972 (Europe) - inside of front insert unfolded (standard edition is identical)

Sony Music/Columbia 88697516972 (Europe) - detail of outside of front insert


Sony Music/Columbia 88697516972 (Europe) - front of bonus DVD card sleeve, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux


Sony Music/Columbia 88697516972 (Europe) - rear insert (my copy)

Sony Music/Columbia 88697516972 (Europe) - detail of rear insert (my copy)

Sony Music/Columbia 88697516972 (Europe) - unfolded poster (my copy)

Columbia 88697 51697 2 (USA) - detail of spine of box, scan by Jim Paboucek


Sony Music/Columbia 88697516972 (Europe) - rear of bonus DVD card sleeve, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux


Sony Music/Columbia 88697516972 (Europe) - front of bonus CD card sleeve, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

Sony Music/Columbia 88697516972 (Europe) - rear of bonus CD card sleeve, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

Sony Music/Columbia 88697516972 (Europe) - bonus CD scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

Sony Music/Columbia 88697516972 (Europe) - bonus sticker scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux


Sony Music/Columbia 88697516972 (Europe) - bonus DVD scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux


Sony Music/Columbia 88697-512697-2 (Europe) - detail of box spine, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

Columbia 88697 51697 2 (USA) - front of box with sticker, scan by Moise Potié

Columbia 88697 51697 2 (USA) - front sticker scan by Moise Potié (slightly different wording and sticker number)

Columbia 88697 51697 2 (USA) - outside of front insert unfolded, scan by Moise Potié (no "Sony Music")

Sony Music/Columbia 88697516972 (Europe) - album CD scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux


Sony Music/Columbia 88697516972 (Europe) - detail of album CD with catalogue number, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux


Columbia 88697 51697 2 (USA) - rear of box, scan by Moise Potié (no "Sony Music")

Columbia 88697 51697 2 (USA) - rear of bonus CD card sleeve, scan by Moise Potié (no "Sony Music")

Columbia 88697 51697 2 (USA) - rear of bonus DVD card sleeve, scan by Moise Potié (no "Sony Music")

Columbia 88697 51697 2 (USA) - bonus sticker scan by Moise Potié (no "Sony Music" at bottom)


Columbia 88697 51697 2 (USA) - detail of outside of front insert, scan by Moise Potié


Columbia 88697 51697 2 (USA) - rear insert scan by Moise Potié (no "Sony Music")


Columbia 88697 51697 2 (USA) - album CD scan by Moise Potié (no "Sony Music")

Columbia 88697 51697 2 (USA) - bonus CD scan by Moise Potié (no "Sony Music")

Columbia 88697 51697 2 (USA) - bonus DVD scan by Moise Potié (no "Sony Music")


Sony Music 88697516972 (Europe) - bonus DVD menu (my copy)


Sony Music 88697516972 (Europe) - detail of inside of front insert with "Hildago" error


Picture of the package from amazon.com

"Together Through Life" - 3CD+DVD release, Sony Music/Columbia 88697-52393-2 (France), 27 Apr 2009:


Sony Music/Columbia 88697-52393-2 (France) - box front with sticker, photo by Bernard Reynaert
Thanks to Bernard Reynaert and Franck Faugere for information that the special French limited edition of Together Through Life from the record stores FNAC and Virgin has four discs - the fourth disc is an audio CD called "My Bob Dylan" with a 72 mins French-language documentary about Bob with excerpts from Dylan songs and cover versions by French artists.

The "My Bob Dylan" disc is narrated by Gilles Verlant and includes six specially recorded covers by artists including Elliott Murphy and Charlie Winston. It is housed in a folded sleeve of thick card with an inside slot for the disc. The cover drawing is by Gradimir Sumdja.

Allan Johansen tells me this special French disc from FNAC also appears to be available with the single CD standard edition.

Thanks to Bernard Reynaert and Allan Johansen for information and pictures.


Sony Music/Columbia 88697-52393-2 (France) - outside of unfolded card sleeve for bonus French disc, photo by Bernard Reynaert

Sony Music/Columbia 88697-52393-2 (France) - front of bonus French disc, photo by Bernard Reynaert

Sony Music/Columbia 88697-52393-2 (France) - inside of unfolded card sleeve for bonus disc with disc removed, photo by Bernard Reynaert


Sony Music/Columbia 88697-52393-2 (France) - bonus French disc, scan by Allan Johansen


Sony Music/Columbia 88697-52393-2 (France) - inside of unfolded card sleeve for bonus French disc, scan by Allan Johansen

"Together Through Life" - 2CD+DVD release, Sony Music/Columbia 88697 51697 2 (Australia), 29 Apr 2009:


Sony Music/Columbia 88697 51697 2 (Australia) - front of box with stickers, scan by Jens Winter

Differences in this edition from the US and European editions are:

  • "Distributed in Australia by..." on the rear of the box, the CDs and the DVD

  • an additional "Moderate coarse language" sticker on the front box and "Recommended for mature audiences" on the back

  • the font and background colour for the album title on CD and DVD is completely different

  • spine of box has Sony Music/Columbia logo

  • rear of front insert has additional text ("Distributed in Australia by…", same as on rear sleeve)

  • Sony Music logo on the rear of the box is in red

Thanks to Jens Winter for information and scans.


Sony Music/Columbia 88697 51697 2 (Australia) - front of box with Australian sticker, scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music/Columbia 88697 51697 2 (Australia) - rear page of front insert, scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music/Columbia 88697 51697 2 (Australia) - detail of box spine, scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music/Columbia 88697 51697 2 (Australia) - rear insert scan by Jens Winter


Sony Music/Columbia 88697 51697 2 (Australia) - detail of rear page of front insert, scan by Jens Winter


Sony Music/Columbia 88697 43893 2 (Australia) - album CD scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music/Columbia 88697 51697 2 (Australia) - bonus CD scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music/Columbia 88697 51697 2 (Australia) - bonus DVD scan by Jens Winter

"Together Through Life" - 2CD+DVD release, Sony Music 88697 51697 2 (Taiwan), May 2009:


Sony Music 88697 51697 2 (Taiwan) - front of box with obi, scan by Jens Winter
This is simply the European edition with a unique Taiwanese side obi.

Thanks to Jens Winter for information and scans.


Sony Music 88697 51697 2 (Taiwan) - obi scan by Jens Winter

"Together Through Life" - CD+DVD release, Sony Music SICP 2235-36 (Japan), 27 May 2009:


Sony Music SICP 2235-36 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Jens Winter

There is a white obi with black and red text, date "09-05-27" (27 May 2009) and price ¥2,730 (¥2,600 before sales tax). This special Japanese edition also includes:

  • a 22-page booklet with liner notes, the song lyrics in English and Japanese, plus ads for the four recently remastered Dylan-albums

  • an 8-page fold-out insert with stills from the movies, pictures of the DVD-releases of the movies and pictures of the Dylan-album-covers from which the songs are taken

  • a leaflet (printed on one side only) with writing in Japanese


Sony Music SICP 2235-36 (Japan) - reverse of front insert, scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music SICP 2235-36 (Japan) - obi scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music SICP 2235-36 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Jens Winter


Sony Music SICP 2235-36 (Japan) - inside of DVD insert, scan by Jens Winter


Sony Music SICP 2235-36 (Japan) - front of DVD insert, scan by Jens Winter


Sony Music SICP 2235-36 (Japan) - detail of reverse of front insert, scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music SICP 2235-36 (Japan) - rear of sealed promo copy, scan by Keith Schweiger

Sony Music SICP 2235-36 (Japan) - detail of rear of sealed promo copy, scan by Keith Schweiger

Sony Music SICP 2235-36 (Japan) - front of booklet, scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music SICP 2235-36 (Japan) - leaflet scan by Jens Winter (reverse is plain white)

Sony Music SICP 2235 (Japan) - CD scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music SICP 2236 (Japan) - DVD scan by Jens Winter

The DVD with this Japanese exclusive limited edition isn't the Roy Silver interview but contains excerpts from Japanese movies which feature Bob Dylan tracks including "Iden & Tity" (see Films with Dylan Album Tracks 2000-04 and International Album Releases (Dylan-only Compilations) 2000s), a 2006 film called "The Foreign Duck, The Native Duck, and God In A Coin Locker" (!), and a 2009 film from Jun Miura called "The Shikisoku Generation" (for both see Films with Dylan Album Tracks 2005-09).

Thanks to Sonny Boy McFitzson for information and to Jens Winter and Keith Schweiger for scans.


"Together Through Life" - 2CD+DVD release, Sony Music SICP 2250-2 (Japan), 10 Jun 2009:


Sony Music SICP 2250-2 (Japan) - front of box with obi, scan by Jens Winter
The set contains a sticker and the poster shown above. It has a blue/white obi with white, red and blue text.

There are two booklets for this edition: the first is a 22-page booklet with liner notes, the song lyrics in English and Japanese, plus ads for the four recently remastered Dylan albums, the second is a 26-page booklet for the Radio Show CD, with a complete transcription of the show in English and Japanese, including all of Dylan's talking plus all of the song lyrics. There is also a leaflet (printed one-side only) with writing in Japanese (same as with SICP-2235).

Thanks to Sonny Boy McFitzson and Jens Winter for information and scans.


Sony Music SICP 2250-2 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Jens Winter


Sony Music SICP 2250 (Japan) - detail of reverse of front insert, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson


Sony Music SICP 2250-2 (Japan) - obi scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music SICP 2250-2 (Japan) - sticker scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP 2250-2 (Japan) - detail of poster, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP 2250-2 (Japan) - front of booklet 1, scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music SICP 2250-2 (Japan) - front of booklet 2, scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music SICP 2250-2 (Japan) - detail of box spine, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP 2250 (Japan) - album CD scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music SICP 2251 (Japan) - bonus CD scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music SICP 2252 (Japan) - DVD scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music SICP 2250-2 (Japan) - second page of booklet 2, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

"Together Through Life" - 2CD+DVD release, Sony Music/Columbia 8869 751697-2 (Argentina), 2009:


Sony Music/Columbia 8869 751697-2 (Argentina) - front with sticker, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

The Argentinean Deluxe Edition is virtually the same as the US Deluxe Edition. The spine of the box does not have the new Sony Music logo, but it does appear on the rear of the slipcase, the rear insert and on all three of the discs. The box, inserts and discs were all made in Argentina.

Thanks to Sergio Mariano Romay for information and scans.


Sony Music/Columbia 8869 751697-2 (Argentina) - front sticker scan by Sergio Mariano Romay


Sony Music/Columbia 8869 751697-2 (Argentina) - detail of box spine, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Sony Music/Columbia 8869 751697-2 (Argentina) - box front scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Sony Music/Columbia 8869 751697-2 (Argentina) - box rear scan by Sergio Mariano Romay


Sony Music/Columbia 8869 751697-2 (Argentina) - rear insert scan by Sergio Mariano Romay


Sony Music/Columbia 8869 751697-2 (Argentina) - rear of front insert, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Sony Music/Columbia 8869 751697-2 (Argentina) - detail of rear of front insert, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Sony Music/Columbia 8869 751697-2 (Argentina) - inside of front insert, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Sony Music/Columbia 8869 751697-2 (Argentina) - detail of CD1, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Sony Music/Columbia 8869 751697-2 (Argentina) - CD1 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Sony Music/Columbia 8869 751697-2 (Argentina) - CD2 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Sony Music/Columbia 8869 751697-2 (Argentina) - detail of CD2, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Sony Music/Columbia 8869 751697-2 (Argentina) - detail of DVD, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Sony Music/Columbia 8869 751697-2 (Argentina) - DVD scan by Sergio Mariano Romay


Sony Music/Columbia 8869 751697-2 (Argentina) - box spine scan by Sergio Mariano Romay


Sony Music/Columbia 8869 751697-2 (Argentina) - detail of rear of box, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay


Sony Music/Columbia 8869 751697-2 (Argentina) - detail of rear insert, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay


Standard Edition: 1CD


"Together Through Life" - promo CD-R releases, Columbia 88697 43893 2 (USA), Apr 2009; Sony Music 88697438932 (UK), Apr 2009:


Columbia 88697 43893 2 (USA) - CD-R in card sleeve with cut-out, scan by Gerd Rundel (first design)
The two US CD-Rs come in a generic red Columbia card sleeves with cut-out fronts. There is a French CD-R that looks very similar. The second US CD-R had a personalised number to the right of the centre hole identifying the recipient, which has been obscured.


Columbia 88697 43893 2 (USA) - CD-R scan by Gerd Rundel (first design)


Columbia 88697 43893 2 (USA) - detail of CD-R, scan by Gerd Rundel (first design)


Columbia 88697 43893 2 (USA) - CD-R scan by Gerd Rundel (second design)


Columbia 88697 43893 2 (USA) - detail of CD-R, scan by Gerd Rundel (second design)


Columbia 88697 43893 2 (USA) - front of card sleeve with cut-out, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia 88697 43893 2 (USA) - rear of card sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel


Sony Music 88697438932 (UK) - insert in plastic wallet, scan by Gerd Rundel


Sony Music 88697438932 (UK) - CD-R scan by Gerd Rundel


Sony Music 88697438932 (UK) - front of card sleeve with sticker, photo from eBay


Sony Music 88697438932 (UK) - alternate CD-R photo from eBay

The UK CD-R has no album or track titles. It comes in a clear plastic wallet with a single-sided paper insert. Gerd Rundel has also found an alternate UK promo CD-R in a black card sleeve with a Sony UK sticker and the album title written on the CD-R in black marker pen.

Thanks to Sonny Boy McFitzson and Hervé from France for information and to Gerd Rundel for scans.


"Together Through Life" - single CD release, Columbia 88697 43893 2 (USA), 28 Apr 2009; Sony Music 88697 43893 2 (Canada), 28 Apr 2009; Sony Music 88697438932 (Europe), 27 Apr 2009:


Sony Music 88697438932 (Europe) - front with sticker (my copy)
The inside of the front insert is the same as for the CD in the Deluxe Edition, the rear insert and the CD are identical apart from the catalogue number.


Sony Music 88697438932 (Europe) - front sticker


Sony Music 88697438932 (Europe) - front with French sticker


Sony Music 88697438932 (Europe) - rear of French copy


Sony Music 88697438932 (Europe) - detail of outside of front insert

Sony Music 88697 43893 2 (Canada) - front with bilingual sticker, scan by Jens Winter


Sony Music 88697438932 (Europe) - outside of unfolded front insert


Sony Music 88697438932 (Europe) - rear insert


Sony Music 88697438932 (Europe) - detail of rear insert


Sony Music 88697438932 (Europe) - CD


Sony Music 88697438932 (USA or Europe) - front with Hebrew sticker, photo from eBay


Columbia 88697 43893 2 (USA) - outside of unfolded front insert with misprint, photo by Roy Jackson


Sony Music 88697 43893 2 (Canada) - rear insert scan by Jens Winter


Sony Music 88697 43893 2 (Canada) - CD scan by Jens Winter


Sony Music 88697438932 (Europe) - detail of CD with catalogue number

The Canadian release has a front sticker in English and French and mentions Canada on the rear insert and the CD itself. It also has the "Sony Music" logo on the rear insert and the CD missing from the US release. The rear insert Sony Music logo is red.

Thanks to Jens Winter for information and scans. Thanks to Roy Jackson for the photo of the US standard edition with a misprinted front insert (the red scrolls with "TOGETHER" in white are missing from the front). Thanks to Wiebke Dittmer for finding a US or European copy with a Hebrew sticker for sale in Israel on eBay. Thanks to Paul Robert Thomas for the translation as "Bob Dylan New Album"!


"Together Through Life" - album download, iTunes (USA), 27 Apr 2009:


ITunes USA screenshot

Pre-orders of this download contained an exclusive download of a studio rehearsal of Lay, Lady, Lay, recorded at Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN, 13 Feb 1969. Because of this, details are included in Online Performances (Other). The offer is no longer available from iTunes.

Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for information and pictures. Thanks to Paul S. Levine for further information.


Outside of iTunes PDF booklet - note extra track on rear


Inside of iTunes PDF booklet


"Together Through Life" - exclusive Starbucks single CD release, Columbia 88697 51698 2 (USA/Canada), May 2009:


Columbia 88697 51698 2 (USA/Canada) - front with sticker, scan by Arie de Reus
This Starbucks release of the single CD comes in a folded card sleeve.

Thanks to Tim Dunn for information and Arie de Reus and Sonny Boy McFitzson for scans.


Columbia 88697 51698 2 (USA/Canada) - front sticker scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson


Columbia 88697 51698 2 (USA/Canada) - outside photo by Tim Dunn


Columbia 88697 51698 2 (USA/Canada) - inside of card sleeve with CD, photo by Tim Dunn


Columbia 88697 51698 2 (USA/Canada) - rear with sticker, scan by Arie de Reus


Columbia 88697 51698 2 (USA/Canada) - rear sticker scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

"Together Through Life" - limited edition single CD releases with T-shirt and "collectible crate", Columbia 88697 51899 2 (USA)/Columbia 88697 52285 2 (Canada), May 2009:
The CD itself is the standard edition, Columbia 88697 43893 2.


Columbia 88697 51899 2 (USA) - front with yellow "Best Buy" price sticker, scan by Steven Fant

This edition, sold by Best Buy in the USA, and at various outlets in Canada, comes in a black or blue plastic "collectible crate" with a T-shirt. Shown is a US copy from Best Buy with a black crate and a Canadian copy with a blue crate. In both cases, the crate is a "KoolKrate" made in Canada by Rakstak.

Thanks to Steven Fant and Sonny Boy McFitzson for information and scans, and to Gabriel Sola Berrozpe for the photo of the T-shirt being worn!


Columbia 88697 43893 2 (Canada) - front scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Columbia 88697 51899 2 (USA) - top of black crate with "Best Buy" sticker (CD on right), scan by Steven Fant

Columbia 88697 51899 2 (USA) - side of black crate with CD on left, scan by Steven Fant

Columbia 88697 51899 2 (USA) - side of black crate with CD on right, scan by Steven Fant

Columbia 88697 51899 2 (USA) - side of black crate opposite CD, scan by Steven Fant

Columbia 88697 51899 2 (USA) - bottom of black crate, scan by Steven Fant

Together Through Life T-shirt, photo from Gabriel Sola Berrozpe


Columbia 88697 52285 2 (Canada) - top of blue crate with sticker (CD on right), scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson


Columbia 88697 52285 2 (Canada) - side of blue crate with CD on left, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Columbia 88697 52285 2 (Canada) - side of blue crate with CD on right, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Columbia 88697 52285 2 (Canada) - side of blue crate opposite CD, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson


Columbia 88697 52285 2 (Canada) - bottom of blue crate, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson


"Together Through Life" - single CD release, Sony Music 88697527202 (Poland), May 2009:


Sony Music 88697527202 (Poland) - front of sleeve with "eco sticker", scan by Jens Winter
This CD, which was made in Austria, comes in an "eco-friendly" card sleeve made by Stora Enso Activation AB of Sweden. (Hans Seegers' copy is missing the Swedish information.) It has a pull-out tray holding the CD. There is a Sony Music Entertainment Poland sticker on the back of the shrink-wrap. The Sony Music logo in white is on the rear of the sleeve and the CD. Artist credits are on the back of the tray, and David Hidalgo's name is spelled correctly.

Thanks to Jens Winter for information and scans.


Sony Music 88697527202 (Poland) - rear of sleeve with Polish sticker, scan by Jens Winter


Sony Music 88697527202 (Poland) - rear sticker scan by Jens Winter


Sony Music 88697527202 (Poland) - inside detail with manufacturer's information, scan by Jens Winter


Sony Music 88697527202 (Poland) - inside detail without manufacturer's information, scan by Hans Seegers


Sony Music 88697527202 (Poland) - rear of sleeve with CD tray pulled out, scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music 88697527202 (Poland) - artist details scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music 88697527202 (Poland) - CD scan by Jens Winter

"Together Through Life" - single CD release, Sony Music 8869 743893-2 (Argentina), May 2009:


Sony Music 8869 743893-2 (Argentina) - front with sticker, scan by Jens Winter


Sony Music 8869 743893-2 (Argentina) - detail of rear of front insert, scan by Jens Winter


Sony Music 8869 743893-2 (Argentina) - rear insert scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music 8869 743893-2 (Argentina) - detail of rear insert, scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music 8869 743893-2 (Argentina) - CD scan by Jens Winter

The Argentinean release has a front sticker in English and mentions Argentina on the rear insert and the CD itself. It also has the "Sony Music" logo on the rear insert and the CD missing from the US release. The rear insert Sony Music logo is white.

Thanks to Jens Winter for information and scans.


"Together Through Life" - single CD release, Sony Music 88697 43893 2 (India), May 2009:


Sony Music 88697 43893 2 (India) - front with sticker, scan by Jens Winter

This release in a jewel case has the Sony Music logo in red on the rear insert and in white on the CD. The rear insert has the text "Manufactured at Sony DADC Manufacturing India Pvt. Ltd" and also "For suggestions and/or complaints send an email to… or write to Sony Music Entertainment India Pvt. Ltd..."


Sony Music 88697 43893 2 (India) - rear insert scan by Jens Winter


Sony Music 88697 43893 2 (India) - detail of rear insert, scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music 88697 43893 2 (India) - detail of rear of front insert, scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music 88697 43893 2 (India) - CD scan by Jens Winter

Thanks to Jens Winter for information and scans.


"Together Through Life" - single CD release, Columbia 88697 43893 2 (Thailand)/Columbia 88697 43893 2 (Taiwan)/Columbia 51055BC/88697438932 (South Korea), May 2009:


Columbia 51055BC/88697438932 (South Korea) - front with sticker, scan by Jens Winter

None of these releases have the "Sony Music" text and logo. The Taiwan release has a side obi and a fold-out lyrics insert. The Korean release has a unique front sticker in English and Korean and an additional six-page folded insert in Korean. Jens Winter also has a promo copy of the Thai release with "SAMPLE NOT FOR SALE" in the centre of the CD.

Thanks to Sonny Boy McFitzson for finding these on eBay and to Jens Winter and Keith Schweiger for further information and scans.


Columbia 51055BC/88697438932 (South Korea) - front sticker scan by Jens Winter


Columbia 51055BC/88697438932 (South Korea) - rear insert scan by Jens Winter


Columbia 88697 43893 2 (Taiwan) - front with obi, scan by Keith Schweiger


Columbia 88697 43893 2 (Taiwan) - rear with obi, scan by Keith Schweiger


Columbia 88697 43893 2 (Taiwan) - lyric insert unfolded, scan by Keith Schweiger


Columbia 88697 43893 2 (Taiwan) - CD scan by Keith Schweiger


Columbia 51055BC/88697438932 (South Korea) - front of booklet, scan by Jens Winter


Columbia 51055BC/88697438932 (South Korea) - rear of booklet, scan by Jens Winter


Columbia 88697 43893 2 (Thailand) - front with sticker, scan by Jens Winter


Columbia 88697 43893 2 (Thailand) - front sticker scan by Jens Winter

Columbia 88697 43893 2 (Thailand) - detail of rear insert, scan by Jens Winter

Columbia 51055BC/88697438932 (South Korea) - inside page of booklet, scan by Jens Winter


Columbia 51055BC/88697438932 (South Korea) - detail of outside of front insert, scan by Jens Winter


Columbia 88697 43893 2 (Thailand) - rear insert scan by Jens Winter

Columbia 88697 43893 2 (Thailand) - detail of outside of front insert, scan by Jens Winter

Columbia 88697 43893 2 (Thailand) - CD scan by Jens Winter (promo release)

Columbia 88697 43893 2 (Thailand) - detail of CD, scan by Jens Winter (promo release)


Columbia 88697 43893 2 (Thailand) - CD scan by Jens Winter (commercial release)


Columbia 51055BC/88697438932 (South Korea) - CD scan by Jens Winter


"Together Through Life" - single CD release, Sony Music 88697 43893 2 (Singapore), May 2009:


Sony Music 88697 43893 2 (Singapore) - front scan by Jens Winter
This release in a jewel case has the Sony Music logo in red on the rear insert and in white on the CD. The rear insert has the text "Marketed and Distributed by Sony Music Entertainment Singapore (Pte) Ltd".

Thanks to Jens Winter for information and scans.


Sony Music 88697 43893 2 (Singapore) - rear insert scan by Jens Winter


Sony Music 88697 43893 2 (Singapore) - CD scan by Jens Winter


Sony Music 88697 43893 2 (Singapore) - outside of front insert unfolded, scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music 88697 43893 2 (Singapore) - detail of rear of front insert, scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music 88697 43893 2 (Singapore) - detail of rear insert, scan by Jens Winter

"Together Through Life" - single CD release, Sony Music SICP 2237 (Japan), 27 May 2009:


Sony Music SICP 2237 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Jens Winter


Sony Music SICP 2237 (Japan) - promo CD-R scan by Ian Woodward


Sony Music SICP 2237 (Japan) - promo CD-R in CD single jewel case with front sticker, scan by Wil Gielen


Sony Music SICP 2237 (Japan) - alternate promo CD-R found by Hervé from France


Sony Music SICP 2237 (Japan) - obi scan by Jens Winter


Sony Music SICP 2237 (Japan) - front of seven page press release, scan by Wil Gielen

Sony Music SICP 2237 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music SICP 2237 (Japan) - detail of rear of front insert, scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music SICP 2237 (Japan) - booklet front scan by Jens Winter


Sony Music SICP 2237 (Japan) - CD scan by Jens Winter

The promo CD-R from Ian Woodward gives the dates of both the standard and deluxe Japanese releases. Wil Gielen has a copy of the same CD-R in a CD single jewel case without an insert but with a front sticker dated "4/27/2009" (27 Apr 2009). The Japanese text says the album is not be broadcast on radio or television, etc., before that date. Wil's promo CD-R came with a seven page press release in Japanese. The promo CD-R found by Hervé from France is dated "2009/4/27" (also 27 Apr 2009). The booklet for the commercial release of this edition has 22 pages with liner notes, the song lyrics in English and Japanese, plus ads for the four recently remastered Dylan albums. There is also a leaflet (printed one-side only) with writing in Japanese (same as with SICP-2235 above).

Thanks to Ian Woodward, Jens Winter and Hervé from France for information and scans.


"Together Through Life" - single CD release, Sony Music/NMC United 88697 43893 2 (Israel), May 2009:


Sony Music/NMC United 88697 43893 2 (Israel) - front scan by Jens Winter

This release has an additional "NMC United Entertainment" logo on the CD and the rear insert. The CD and the rear insert have "Made In Israel / Manufactured & Distributed in Israel BY NMC UNITED Entertainment Ltd. Israel under license from SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT".

 

Thanks to Jens Winter for information and scans.


Sony Music/NMC United 88697 43893 2 (Israel) - outside of front insert, scan by Jens Winter


Sony Music/NMC United 88697 43893 2 (Israel) - detail of rear of front insert, scan by Jens Winter


Sony Music/NMC United 88697 43893 2 (Israel) - rear insert scan by Jens Winter


Sony Music/NMC United 88697 43893 2 (Israel) - CD scan by Jens Winter


Sony Music/NMC United 88697 43893 2 (Israel) - detail of CD, scan by Jens Winter


Sony Music/NMC United 88697 43893 2 (Israel) - detail of rear insert, scan by Jens Winter


"The Complete Album Collection Vol. One" - 47CD boxed set, Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691-92431-2 (USA), 5 Nov 2013/(Europe), 4 Nov 2013; USB stick, Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88883-77314-5 (USA), 5 Nov 2013/(Europe), 4 Nov 2013:


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691-92431-2 (USA/Europe) - front of CD box (my copy)


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312JK39 (USA)/Europe) - front of card sleeve (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312D43 (USA) - CD43 (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312D43 (USA) - detail of CD43

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88883-77314-5 (USA/Europe) - top of USB box (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312JK39 (USA)/Europe) - rear of card sleeve (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312-43 (Europe) - CD43 scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312-43 (Europe) - detail of CD43, scan by Manuel García Jara

This massive set is the latest in a series of "Complete Columbia Album Collections" featuring artists such as Miles Davis, Charlie Mingus, Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck and even Blue Oyster Cult. The CD version of the set includes 41 Dylan albums in card sleeves, 14 of which have been remastered for this project, plus a 2CD set of previously released non-album tracks entitled Side Tracks. The albums exclude all compilations and The Bootleg Series sets, but do include the deleted 1973 Dylan album, also see 1973, and the extra 2CD set Side Tracks includes one side of the 1971 single George Jackson (Acoustic version), R-0085, see 1971. The set is therefore listed in 2013. The set also includes a hard cover book with extensive new liner notes and previously unseen photos.

All the CDs come in card sleeves. The European sleeves are made of thicker card than the US sleeves, but they are otherwise identical, so are not shown. The catalogue number on the sleeve is "88691924312JK39" plus "DISC 43". The CDs are different in detail, the US Together Through Life CD has catalogue number "88691924312D43", whereas the European CD has catalogue number "88691924312-43". The European CD was made in the EU (probably Austria).

For more details of the set, see International Album Releases (Multi-Packs) 2010s.


Sony Music SICP 30587 (Japan) - front picture from CD Japan web-site
Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for news that the final set of albums in The Complete Album Collection will be released by Sony Music in Japan on 20 Dec 2014. Together Through Life will be SICP-30587. "All the albums feature high-fidelity Blu-spec CD2 format and the remastering from 2013 used in US/European The Complete Album Collection. They also include lyrics, new liner notes, and the original liner notes. This series is aimed to replicate the original albums, including attachments such as ad stickers."

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


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