Audio: International Album Releases - Various Artist Compilations 2005

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This is a separate multi-year list by release date of commercially-released Various Artist stereo compilation albums released in 2005 that have been referred to me but do not qualify for my Searching For A Gem list because they contain only Bob Dylan performances which are available on officially released Dylan albums. Nevertheless, their interest value or scarcity means they're worth listing here - as far as I know some are not included on any other Internet site. Promo-only Various Artist compilation albums with Dylan tracks are now included in this list. Other International Albums and Compilations are now here:


International Albums: Regular Albums from Round the World - Index


International Albums: Regular Albums - Multi-Packs

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International Compilations: Dylan Album Tracks on Other Artist's Albums


US & International Singles & EPs

There must be hundreds of these albums from round the world! 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.

For earlier and later entries in this list, see the links above.


Various Artists - "Original Seeds Vol. 2: Songs That Inspired Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds" - compilation CD, Rubber RUB 186 (UK), 17 Jan 2005:


Rubber RUB 186 (UK) - picture from amazon.co.uk
Thanks to Bill Hester for finding this album which includes Sara from Desire, the only time I know of that this song has appeared on a Various Artists compilation. Other artists include Harry Belafonte, Tom Waits, Nina Simone, Elvis Presley, Lead Belly and Lou Reed.

Various Artists - "A Brief History Of The 60s: We Want A Revolution" - compilation CD, Sony/BMG 82876741152 (Canada), 2005:


Sony/BMG 82876741152 (Canada) - front scan by Jack Guerreiro
Bob's contribution is Subterranean Homesick Blues from Bringing It All Back Home. The album also contains the Byrd's version of Mr. Tambourine Man.

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for information and scans.


Sony/BMG 82876741152 (Canada) - rear scan by Jack Guerreiro

Sony/BMG 82876741152 (Canada) - CD scan by Jack Guerreiro

Various Artists - "Artist's Choice: Joni Mitchell - Music That Matters To Her" - compilation CD, Starbucks/Hear Music/Rhino Special Products OPCD-7699 LMM-286 (USA), Feb 2005:


Starbucks/Hear Music/Rhino Special Products OPCD-7699 LMM-286 (USA) - front of digipak (still sealed)

Bob's contribution to this compilation is Sweetheart Like You, the album version from Infidels.

This album is one of a series of Artist's Choice albums created by Hear Music for Starbucks Coffee. They are for sale at Starbucks Coffee Shops and on the Starbucks web-site to US residents only. The album was produced for Hear Music by Rhino Special Products.

Starbucks/Hear Music/Rhino Special Products OPCD-7699 LMM-286 (USA) - rear of digipak

JoniMitchellStarbucksUSCD.JPG (22877 bytes)
Starbucks/Hear Music/Rhino Special Products OPCD-7699 LMM-286 (USA) - CD scan by Jack Guerreiro

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Starbucks/Hear Music/Rhino Special Products OPCD-7700 LMM-288 (USA) - front of digipak, scan by Jack Guerreiro

For 2003 albums chosen by Sheryl Crow and Johnny Cash including Dylan songs, see the 2003 page in this International Compilations list (links above and below). There is a companion Hear Music CD, Joni Mitchell: Songs Chosen By Her Friends & Fellow Musicians (OPCD-7700 LMM-288), for which Bob has written the liner notes.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information about this release, to Tim Dunn for the album, and to Jack Guerreiro for the CD scan.


Various Artists - "Rock Hits: 50th Anniversary Of Rock 1955-2005" - compilation promo and commercial 2CD sets, Universal UICY-4190/1 (Japan), 23 Feb 2005:
Most commentators would place the beginning of Rock 'n' Roll as earlier than 1955, in the late 1940s or early 1950s!


Universal UICY-4190/1 (Japan) - front of slipcase with obi, scan by Wil Gielen
This Japan-only release comes in a card slipcase with a wrap-around obi. The obi price is •3,400 (•3,238 plus sales tax), the release date is 23 Feb 2005 and the withdrawal date is 22 Aug 2005. The front insert is a 52-page stapled booklet in English and Japanese and there is also a folded insert, Bobís contribution to this 2CD set is Like A Rolling Stone, the album track from Highway 61 Revisited, CD 2, track 17. The covers of the 35 albums including Highway 61 Revisited from which the tracks are taken are shown on the reverse of the rear insert.

There was also a single promo CD-R that came in a CD single thin jewel case with a folded insert, blank on the inside. The CD-R was a 19 track selection from the 2CD compilation, with Like A Rolling Stone as track 18.

Thanks to Wil Gielen for information and scans.


Universal UICY-4190/1 (Japan) - promo CD-R scan by Wil Gielen


Universal UICY-4190/1 (Japan) - unfolded promo insert scan by Wil Gielen


Universal UICY-4190/1 (Japan) - rear of slipcase, scan by Wil Gielen

Universal UICY-4190/1 (Japan) - front of unfolded wrap-around obi, scan by Wil Gielen

Universal UICY-4190/1 (Japan) - reverse of unfolded wrap-around obi, scan by Wil Gielen

Universal UICY-4190/1 (Japan) - front of booklet, scan by Wil Gielen

Universal UICY-4190/1 (Japan) - insert scan by Wil Gielen

Universal UICY-4190 (Japan) - CD1 scan by Wil Gielen (no Dylan)

Universal UICY-4191 (Japan) - CD2 scan by Wil Gielen (includes Dylan)

Universal UICY-4190/1 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Wil Gielen

Universal UICY-4190/1 (Japan) - reverse of rear insert, scan by Wil Gielen (with Highway 61 Revisited on bottom row)

Various Artists - "Life Changing Music/Lots Of Songs Are 3 Minutes... Really Good Ones Are Timeless" - promo sampler CD, Sony/BMG/Legacy (no catalogue number) (Canada), May 2005:


Front of card sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers
Bob's contribution to this sampler made to look like a 7" single is Boots Of Spanish Leather from the remastered Jul 2005 release of The Times They Are A-Changin'. The sleeve and the CD say "Made in Canada".

Thanks for Tim Dunn and Harold Lepidus for information and to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


Rear of card sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers

CD scan by Hans Seegers

Various Artists - "The Ultimate Acoustic Songbook" - compilation 2CD set, Sony/BMG 82876704792 (UK), 20 May 2005:


Sony/BMG 82876704792 (UK) - picture from amazon.co.uk
Bob's contribution to this 2CD compilation is It's All Over Now, Baby Blue from Bringing It All Back Home, track 8 on CD2.

Thanks to Bill Hester for finding this album and to Hans Seegers for further information.


Various Artists - "Putumayo Presents American Folk" - compilation CD, Putumayo World Music PUTU 240-2 (USA), 2005:


Putumayo World Music PUTU 240-2 (USA) - front scan by Hans Seegers
As this compilation CD contains a Dylan rarity, full details are in 2005.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


Various Artists - "youTHink: Music For Positive Change" - compilation enhanced CD, esonic Inc. (no catalogue number) (USA), 2005:


Picture from youTHink web-site
This enhanced CD intended as a school teaching aid includes Every Grain Of Sand from Shot Of Love, with the lyrics in the enhanced material on the CD accessible on a PC. Accompanying this CD is a Teacherís Guide that provides tools to help students analyse social commentary music and the themes of each of the songs on the CD.

For more information, see

Thanks to Tim Dunn for finding this item.


Various Artists - "The Very Best Of Legends" - compilation 3CD set, EMI 0946 349887 2 5 (Australia), 2005:


EMI 0946 349887 2 5 (Australia) - front insert scan by Stuart Moore
Bob's contribution to this 3CD compilation of tracks from the EMI "Legends" series is Tangled Up In Blue from Blood On The Tracks on CD2. The set is in a double-width jewel case with a stapled booklet. Sixties Legends, the 2002 compilation in this series included Lay, Lady, Lay from Nashville Skyline, see the 2002 page of this list. Rock Legends, the 2004 compilation in this series included Hurricane from Desire, see the 2004 page of this list.

Thanks to Stuart Moore for information and scans.


EMI 0946 349887 2 5 (Australia) - detail of inside of booklet, scan by Stuart Moore

EMI 0946 349887 2 5 (Australia) - rear insert scan by Stuart Moore

EMI 0946 349887 2 5 (Australia) - outside of booklet, scan by Stuart Moore

EMI 0946 349887 2 5 (Australia) - inside of booklet, scan by Stuart Moore

EMI 0946 349887 2 5 (Australia) - CD2 scan by Stuart Moore

Various Artists - "Sound Environment" - compilation charity 2CD set, Shock Records WWFCD1 (Australia), 2005:


Shock Records WWFCD1 (Australia) - front scan by Stuart Moore
This 2CD set is contained in a fold-out card sleeve with the CDs in slots, together with a booklet. It was released to support World Wildlife Fund Australia and contains Every Grain Of Sand from Shot of Love on CD2.

Thanks to Stuart Moore for information and scans.


Shock Records WWFCD1 (Australia) - unfolded outside, scan by Stuart Moore


Shock Records WWFCD1 (Australia) - rear scan by Stuart Moore

Shock Records WWFCD1 (Australia) - detail of booklet inside page, scan by Stuart Moore

Shock Records WWFCD1 (Australia) - unfolded booklet with tracklist for CD2, scan by Stuart Moore

Shock Records WWFCD1 (Australia) - inside scan with CD1 (no Dylan) in slot, scan by Stuart Moore

Shock Records WWFCD1 (Australia) - CD2 in slot, scan by Stuart Moore (includes Dylan)

Various Artists - "Essential Sights & Sounds" - promo sampler CD + DVD, Columbia/Epic/Legacy 2SK 59546 (USA), 2005:


Columbia/Epic/Legacy 2SK 59546 (USA) - front scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia/Epic/Legacy 2SK 59546 (USA) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia/Epic/Legacy 2SK 59546 (USA) - unfolded front insert, scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia/Epic/Legacy 2SK 59546 (USA) - CD scan by Jack Guerreiro (includes Dylan)


Columbia/Epic/Legacy 2SK 59546 (USA) - DVD scan by Jack Guerreiro (no Dylan)

This is a two disc set with a CD and a DVD promoting Columbia's "The Essential Collection" series of compilations, as does the 2004 Essential Rock release shown on the 2004 page of this list. Bob's contribution is It's All Over Now, Baby Blue, again from The Essential Bob Dylan, which is one of the albums illustrated on the front insert (top row left). For releases of The Essential Bob Dylan see 2000 (USA/Japan), 2001 (UK/Germany/France) and 2003 (Holland). There is no Dylan content on the DVD.

Thanks to Tim Dunn for information and to Hans Seegers and Jack Guerreiro for scans.


Various Artists - "The Essential Seventies: 1970-1975" - 2CD set, Sony BMG 82876747582 (Australia), 2005:


Sony BMG 82876747582 (Australia) - front scan by Stuart Moore

Sony BMG 82876747582 (Australia) - rear of front insert booklet, scan by Stuart Moore

Sony BMG 82876747582 (Australia) - detail of inside page of front insert booklet, scan by Stuart Moore

Sony BMG 82876747582 (Australia) - rear insert scan by Stuart Moore

Sony BMG 82876747582 (Australia) - reverse of rear insert, scan by Stuart Moore

Sony BMG 82876747582 (Australia) - CD2 scan by Stuart Moore

Bob's contribution on CD2 is Shelter From The Storm from Blood On The Tracks. For another "Essential" compilation, see below.

For releases of The Essential Bob Dylan see 2000 (USA/Japan), 2001 (UK/Germany/France) and 2003 (Holland).

Thanks to Stuart Moore for information and scans.


Various Artists - "The Essential Country" - 2CD set, Sony BMG 82876747632 (Australia), 2005:


Sony BMG 82876747632 (Australia) - front scan by Stuart Moore
Bob's contribution on CD1 is Lay, Lady, Lay from Nashville Skyline, and also from The Essential Bob Dylan. For another "Essential" compilation, see above.

For releases of The Essential Bob Dylan see 2000 (USA/Japan), 2001 (UK/Germany/France) and 2003 (Holland).

Thanks to Stuart Moore for information and scans.


Sony BMG 82876747632 (Australia) - inside page of front insert booklet, scan by Stuart Moore


Sony BMG 82876747632 (Australia) - outside of front insert booklet unfolded, scan by Stuart Moore


Sony BMG 82876747632 (Australia) - rear insert scan by Stuart Moore


Sony BMG 82876747632 (Australia) - reverse of rear insert, scan by Stuart Moore


Sony BMG 82876747632 (Australia) - CD1 scan by Stuart Moore

Various Artists - "Commercial Sampler 01" - promo sampler CD+, Sony BMG COMMERCIAL SAMPLER 01 (Austria for Europe), 2005:


Sony BMG COMMERCIAL SAMPLER 01 (Austria for Europe) - front scan by Hans Seegers


Sony BMG COMMERCIAL SAMPLER 01 (Austria for Europe) - CD scan by Hans Seegers


Sony BMG COMMERCIAL SAMPLER 01 (Austria for Europe) - front insert scan by Hans Seegers

Sony BMG COMMERCIAL SAMPLER 01 (Austria for Europe) - inside of front insert, scan by Hans Seegers

Sony BMG COMMERCIAL SAMPLER 01 (Austria for Europe) - rear insert scan by Hans Seegers

Bob's contribution is Blowin' In The Wind from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan. This CD was made in Austria for distribution in Europe - the three contact telephone numbers on the inside of the front insert are from London. The black disc is a CD-ROM and as well as the 20 audio tracks has two videos and other material.

Thanks to Tim Dunn for finding this item and to Hans Seegers for further information and scans.


Various Artists - "Carl Bar‚t of the Libertines: Under The Influence" - compilation CD, DMC UTICD007 (UK), 27 Jun 2005; Under The Influence (catalogue number?) (USA), 23 Aug 2005:


DMC UTICD007 (UK) - front scan by Hans Seegers


DMC UTICD007 (UK) - front insert booklet unfolded, scan by Hans Seegers


DMC UTICD007 (UK) - inside of booklet, scan by Hans Seegers

DMC UTICD007 (UK) - rear insert scan by Hans Seegers

DMC UTICD007 (UK) - CD scan by Hans Seegers

This compilations of songs which influenced Carl Bar‚t of The Libertines includes Hurricane from Desire. Other artists include the Mamas and the Papas, David Bowie and the Small Faces, as well as several punk bands such as the Clash and the Jam. For a album in this series with tracks chosen by Bob Geldof with Visions of Johanna from Blonde On Blonde, see the 2004 Various Artists Compilations page (links above and below).

Thanks to Bill Hester for information and to Hans Seegers for further information and scans.


Various Artists - "NARM 2005 Sampler" - promo sampler 2CD set, Sony Music Label Group 2SK 17264 (USA), 10 Aug 2005:


Sony Music Label Group 2SK 17264 (USA) - picture from eBay found by Tim Dunn
"NARM" is the US National Association of Recording Merchandisers, and the album was distributed at their annual convention in San Diego, CA, 10-14 Aug 2005. Bob's contribution is the live 1963 performance of Blowin' In The Wind from The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - No Direction Home: The Soundtrack on CD1.

For the 2006 NARM sampler with Thunder On The Mountain from Modern Times, see the 2006 page of this list (links above and below).

Thanks to Tim Dunn for information.


Various Artists - "The Classics: Can Blue Men Sing The Whites?" - radio station 2CD-R set, United Stations in Association with KMS Productions show 05-38 (USA), week of 12 Sep 2005:


"The Classics" radio show 05-38 (USA) - cue sheet scan by Stuart Moore
Bob's contribution to this two hour radio show hosted by Steve Downs is All Along The Watchtower from John Wesley Harding in segment 1 (disc 1). The CD-R also has Man Of Constant Sorrow by Rod Stewart.

Thanks to Stuart Moore for information and scans.


"The Classics" radio show 05-38 (USA) - CD-R1 scan by Stuart Moore

"The Classics" radio show 05-38 (USA) - detail of CD-R1, scan by Stuart Moore

Various Artists - "Acoustic Love" - 2CD set, WSM Records WSMCD227 (UK), 26 Sep 2005:


WSM Records WSMCD227 (UK) - front with sticker, picture from amazon.co.uk
Another compilation in the "Acoustic" series. This time Bob's contribution is Love Minus Zero/No Limit from Bringing It All Back Home on CD1. For the Acoustic Love 2 and Acoustic Love Songs 2 in this series, see the 2006 page of this Various Artists Compilations list.

Thanks to …amonn ” CathŠin for information and to Stuart Moore for scans.


WSM Records WSMCD227 (UK) - front scan by Stuart Moore

WSM Records WSMCD227 (UK) - rear with promo sticker over barcode, scan by Stuart Moore

WSM Records WSMCD227 (UK) - rear insert scan by Stuart Moore

WSM Records WSMCD227 (UK) - inside pages of booklet, scan by Stuart Moore

WSM Records WSMCD227 (UK) - detail of inside page of booklet, scan by Stuart Moore

WSM Records WSMCD227 (UK) - CD1 by Stuart Moore

The Band - "A Musical History: Selections From The Box Set" - promo CD, Capitol 09463-32310-2-3 (USA), 26 Sep 2005:


Capitol 09463-32310-2-3 (USA) - picture of outside of digipak from Jan Hoiberg's Band web-site
This 18-track US CD is a promo for The Band's boxed set A Musical History. Bob's contributions are Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?, the mono 7" single version, and Forever Young from Planet Waves (slow version). For the boxed set which contains four rarities and four Dylan album tracks in addition to these performances, see 2005.

Thanks to Tim Dunn and Jan Hoiberg for information.


The Band - "A Musical History: Box Set Radio Special" - radio station CD-R, Capitol/EMI (no catalogue number) (USA), Sep 2005:

BandMusicalHistoryUSRadioBack.jpg (30238 bytes)
Rear insert scan by Jack Guerreiro
This one-hour radio show promoting The Band's boxed set includes two Dylan rarities, so full details are in 2005.

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for information and scans.


Various Artists - "The Classics: The Great American Rock Writers" - radio station 2CD-R set, United Stations in Association with KMS Productions show 05-41 (USA), week of 3 Oct 2005:


"The Classics" radio show 05-41 (USA) - cue sheet scan by Stuart Moore
Bob's contribution to this two hour radio show hosted by Steve Downs is All Along The Watchtower from John Wesley Harding in segment 1 (disc 1).

Thanks to Stuart Moore for information and scans.


"The Classics" radio show 05-41 (USA) - CD-R1 scan by Stuart Moore

Various Artists - "Music From The Motion Picture 'North Country'" - film soundtrack album, Sony Music Soundtrax/Columbia CK 97777 (USA), 11 Oct 2005:


Sony Music Soundtrax/Columbia CK 97777 (USA) - my copy
As this soundtrack CD contains a unique Dylan rarity, full details are in 2005.

Various Artists - "The Great American Baseball Box" - compilation 4CD set, Shout! Factory D4K 31440 (USA), 18 Oct 2005:


Shout! Factory D4K 31440 (USA) - front of box scan by Hans Seegers
Bob's contribution to this 4CD set of baseball-related songs and interviews, etc., is Catfish, the 1975 out-take from Desire released in 1991 on The Genuine Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3. The box has a soft front intended to appear like an opened out baseball cover.

This track originally appeared on the 1998 baseball compilation CD Diamond Cuts, later renamed Diamond Cuts Vol. 1: Play Ball (see the 1998 page of this list (links above and below). There are now seven compilation CDs in the Diamond Cuts series, but only the first features Bob.


Shout! Factory D4K 31440 (USA) - rear of box scan by Hans Seegers


Shout! Factory D4K 31440 (USA) - inside of box photo from www.popmarket.com


Shout! Factory D4K 31440 (USA) - box spine scan by Hans Seegers

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Harold Lepidus for information and scans.


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Other International Albums and Compilations are now here:


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