"Searching For A Gem"

Bob Dylan's Officially Released Rarities and Obscurities

Audio: 2011

All the songs listed in the Official Rarities section are cross-referenced by song title in these alphabetical pages.
A-E F-J K-O P-S T-Z

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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 March, 2017.


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

Key to symbols used:
Links to other World Wide Web pages -
Links to email addresses -
Performances currently available on commercial CD are marked by (these are the ones that count as obscurities rather than as rarities)

Audience recordings are indicated by (A).


"Bob Dylan at WBAI" - CD-R and cassette releases, Pacifica Radio Archives IZ 1156 (USA), Mar 2011:


Pacifica Radio Archives IZ 1156 (USA) - CD-R scan by Larry Crum

Undated WBAI performances of I'm Goin' Down To New Orleans; Corrina, Corrina; The Death Of Emmett Till; Lonesome Whistle Blues; Farewell; If Not For You; You Ain't Goin' Nowhere; New Morning; I'll Keep It With Mine and Talkin' John Birch Society Blues.

Tim Dunn says: "This is not Dylan performing these songs live at WBAI as implied, but studio tracks, in some cases official cuts. The source of each track sounds to be from a vinyl LP. Despite having nine songs the CD indicates five tracks. New Morning is not on my CD or cassette. The track order also is incorrect and some song titles wrong. My CD and cassette, with sources:"

R-0916    Going To New Orleans - second out-take from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 24 Apr 1962
Now released on the Sony Music Europe 4CD set The 50th Anniversary Collection, Dec 2012.

R-0917    Corrina, Corrina - solo version, out-take from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 24 Apr 1962 (take 2)
Now released on the Sony Music Europe 4CD set The 50th Anniversary Collection, Dec 2012.

R-0918    The Death Of Emmett Till - out-take from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 24 Apr 1962, lyrics on bobdylan.com here
Now released on the Sony Music Europe 4CD set The 50th Anniversary Collection, Dec 2012.

R-0009-2 (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle (listed as [Lonesome Whistle Blues] (Hank Williams/Jimmie Davis) - out-take from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 24 Apr 1962
This song was one of those short-listed for The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3, 1991, also found on a Columbia acetate which surfaced in
1980.
Now released on the Sony Music Europe 4CD set The 50th Anniversary Collection, Dec 2012.

R-0919    Farewell - out-take from The Times They Are A-Changin', recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 6 Aug 1963, CO 78975, take 4
This is not the version on The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964, 2010. Now also officially released on the Nonesuch Records film soundtrack album Inside Llewyn Davies, Sep 2013.

I'll Keep It With Mine released on Biograph, 1985

R-0018-4 Talkin' John Birch Society Blues - still unreleased studio version, the one released on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3 in 1991 is a live performance from Carnegie Hall, New York, 26 Oct 1963
For the original release of this performance on the withdrawn version of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, see
1963. Amazingly, this performance was not released on the Sony Music Europe 4CD set The 50th Anniversary Collection, Dec 2012!

If Not For You released on New Morning, 1970

You Ain't Goin' Nowhere released on Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II, 1971

Tim adds "For the most part the quality is good but "I'll Keep It With Mine" and "Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues" are just OK."

Thanks to Tim Dunn for information and to Larry Crum for further information and scan.


"Bob Dylan: Assorted Interviews" - CD-R and cassette releases, Pacifica Radio Archives IZ 1209 (USA), Mar 2011:


Pacifica Radio Archives IZ 1209 (USA) - CD-R scan by Jeff Friedman

This CD-R has three separate sections:

1) Bob Dylan on the Billy Faier Show, 1962; Bob Dylan performing on the Billy Faier show at WBAI, October 1962. He performs "Baby Let Me Follow You Down," "Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues," "The Death of Emmett Till," and "Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor."

2) Bob Dylan on the Skip Weshner Show, 1963 - Bob Dylan performing on The Skip Weshner Show on WBAI, February 1963. He performs "Tomorrow Is a Long Time" (this recording only has the last verse), "Masters of Wars," and "Bob Dylan's Blues."

3) Bob Dylan interview outtakes from "No Direction Home", 2000 - Selected outtakes from interview with Bob Dylan used in the "No Direction Home" documentary about Dylan, conducted by Jeff Rosen, 2000. He talks about listening to the radio as a youth; entertainment in NYC, including his favorite rock n' roll performers at the time; hearing Lead Belly play; playing with Fred Neil at Cafe Wha? in NYC; the origins of "It Ain't Me, Babe"; going to see gospel shows; John Hammond introducing him to Robert Johnson and other blues artists; negative reactions to "Subterranean Homesick Blues"; his perception by British audiences; Mary Martin introducing Dylan to the Band (then called the Hawks).

[The actual CD title is BOB DYLAN ON THE BILLY FAIER SHOW, 1962; BOB DYLAN ON THE SKIP WESHNER SHOW, 1963; BOB DYLAN INTERVIEW OUTTAKES FROM "NO DIRECTION HOME", 2000; a bit different but close enough on the cassette.]

R-0909 Baby, Let Me Follow You Down (Rev Gary Davies) - performed by Bob during an interview on the Billy Faier radio show, WBAI New York, Oct 1962

R-0910 Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues - performed by Bob as R-0909

R-0911 The Death Of Emmett Till - performed by Bob as R-0909

R-0912 Make Me A Pallet On The Floor (Traditional) - performed by Bob as R-0909

R-0913 Tomorrow Is A Long Time - performed by Bob during an interview on the Skip Weshner radio show, WBAI New York, Feb 1963 (last verse only)

R-0914 Masters Of War - performed by Bob as R-0913

R-0915 Bob Dylan’s Blues - performed by Bob as R-0913

Thanks to Tim Dunn for information and to Jeff Friedman for the scan.


"Bob Dylan And Cynthia Gooding" - CD-R and cassette releases, Pacifica Radio Archives IZ 1211 (USA), Mar 2011:


Pacifica Radio Archives IZ 1211 (USA) - CD-R scan by Larry Crum
This release features a live radio broadcast with 10 songs, two of them newly-written Dylan originals, performed by Bob during an interview with Cynthia Gooding for the "Folksinger's Choice" WBAI radio programme, recorded 13 Jan 1962, in New York City, broadcast 11 Mar 1962. (These dates are speculative, some say the programme was never actually broadcast.)

The interview is notorious for the outrageous lies Bob tells to the admiring Cynthia about his early life!


Left Field Media LFMCD 501 (UK) - Picture from "Isis" web-site

R-0900    (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle [listed as Lonesome Whistle Blues] (Hank Williams/Jimmie Davis)

R-0901    Fixin’ To Die (Bukka White)

R-0902    Smokestack Lightning (Howlin' Wolf [Chester Burnett])

R-0903    Hard Travelin’ (Woody Guthrie)

R-0904    The Death Of Emmett Till (Bob Dylan)

R-0905    Standing On The Highway (Bob Dylan)

R-0516-2 Roll On, John (Traditional)
Previously released on CD on the Smithsonian Folkways album There Is No Eye: Music For Photographs, Nov 2001, accompanying a book of photographs "There Is No Eye" by John Cohen (of the New Lost City Ramblers), see
2001

R-0906    Stealin’, Stealin’ (Will Shade)

R-0907    Makes A Long Time Man Feel Bad (Traditional)

R-0908    Baby Please Don’t Go (Big Joe Williams)

R-0922    Hard Times In New York Town

Tim Dunn's copy cuts off during R-0908, so I missed R-0922 off this original listing, which is why it has a later R-number. Larry Crum had a similar copy, but emailed Pacifica and they sent a replacement with the full interview. The 2010 Left Field Media UK release has the interview in full, see Questionable Releases.

Thanks to Tim Dunn for information and to Larry Crum for further information and scan.


Beastie Boys - "Hot Sauce Committee Part Two" - CD release, Capitol (catalogue number?) (USA), 3 May 2011; Parlophone (catalogue number?) (UK), 2 May 2011:


Picture from Beastie Boys web-site
R-0887 Bob introduces the Beastie Boys' track No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn from the album Licensed To Ill in an excerpt from Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Show Episode 48 "New York" broadcast 4 Apr 2007

For more information, see here . The Beastie Boys' album Check Your Head contained a sample of Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues from Highway 61 Revisited on the track Finger Lickin' Good, see 1992. The Beastie Boys also quote two lines from Subterranean Homesick Blues in the song Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win.

Thanks to Harold Lepidus and Derek Barker for information.


"Subterranean Homesick Blues (The Ting Tings Remix)" - 7" stereo single, Columbia/Sony Music 88697 900227 2 (USA/Europe), 16 Apr 2011:


Columbia/Sony Music 88697 900227 2 (Europe) - front with A-side (my copy)

Columbia/Sony Music 88697 900227 2 (Europe) - rear

Columbia/Sony Music 88697 900227 2 (Europe) - detail of rear

Columbia/Sony Music 88697 900227 2 (Europe) - A-side

Columbia/Sony Music 88697 900227 2 (Europe) - detail of A-side

The Ting Tings, picture from idolator.com

R-0889 Subterranean Homesick Blues - track from Bringing It All Back Home remixed by the Ting Tings, A-side of US/European Columbia single, 2011

The B-side is blank. The single comes in a custom sleeve with a front cut-out for the A-side label. The record and sleeve of my copy were made in the EU.

The Ting Tings are an English indie pop duo composed of Jules de Martino and Katie White. They had a UK No. 1 hit with That's Not My Name in 2008 and their album We Started Nothing has sold over 2 million copies.

Thanks to Dag Braathen for information.


"Joan Baez Concert" - 12" acetate LP, Riverside Records (no catalogue number) (USA), recorded 1963, surfaced May 2011:


Side 1 (includes R-0891 and R-0892), photo from eBay
This acetate LP contains live recordings of Bob in concert with Joan Baez, most probably from Forest Hills, New York, 17 Aug 1963. It comes in a buff Soundcraft generic sleeve with white labels with typewritten text. The recording belonged to a former engineer at Riverside Records, a New York-based label specialising in jazz, which operated between 1953 and the end of 1963. Soundcraft was a well-known acetate manufacturer of the time, and many circulating acetates are of jazz recordings. Side 1 has the two solo Dylan recordings listed below. Side 2 contains several Joan Baez songs plus an interview with her, but no Dylan.
Side 2 (no Dylan), photo from eBay

Soundcraft generic sleeve, photo from eBay

R-0891 Only A Pawn In Their Game - live at Joan Baez concert, Forest Hills, New York, 17 Aug 1963

R-0892 A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall - live at Joan Baez concert, Forest Hills, New York, 17 Aug 1963
This song also has a spoken introduction.

All the tracks on this acetate are not yet known, but Side 1 also has Joan singing All My Trials and We Shall Overcome. Two Dylan-Baez duets from this concert, Troubled and I Don't Know Why (R-0219) and Blowin' In The Wind (R-0377), can be found on a Vanguard acetate of the time (see 1964). R-0219 was released officially on the Joan Baez Vanguard boxed set Rare, Live & Classic, (see 1994). The performance is also included on the CD Songs From Sing Out! which accompanies Vol. 45 #3 (Fall 2001) issue of "Sing Out!" magazine (see 2001).

Thanks to Harold Lepidus for finding this on eBay.


Various Artists - "The Lost Notebooks Of Hank Williams" - CD release, Egyptian Records/CMF Records/Columbia 88697090102 (USA), 4 Oct 2011; Egyptian Records/CMF Records/Columbia/Sony Music 88697090102 (Europe), 3 Oct 2011:
The European album comes in a regular CD jewel case with a 28-page stapled booklet and a clear CD tray. Gerd Rundel's US promo CD-R comes in a generic Columbia red and white card sleeve with an information sticker on the back. The CD-R was personalised but the number identifying the recipient has been removed from the scan.


Egyptian Records/CMF Records/Columbia/Sony Music 88697090102 (Europe) - front with sticker (my copy)


Egyptian Records/CMF Records/Columbia/Sony Music 88697090102 (Europe) - front sticker


Egyptian Records/CMF Records/Columbia/Sony Music 88697090102 (Europe) - rear of sealed copy

Egyptian Records/CMF Records/Columbia 88697090102 (USA) - front of generic promo card sleeve with cut-out, scan by Gerd Rundel

Egyptian Records/CMF Records/Columbia 88697090102 (USA) - rear of generic promo card sleeve with sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel

Egyptian Records/CMF Records/Columbia 88697090102 (USA) - promo CD-R scan by Gerd Rundel

R-0896 The Love That Faded [Hank Williams/Bob Dylan] - previously unreleased Hank Williams song with music by Bob

Other artists included are Bob's son Jakob Dylan, Norah Jones, Jack White and Sheryl Crow. For Timeless, the first Hank Williams tribute album with a song by Bob, see 2001. For more information, see .

Thanks to Harold Lepidus, Dag Braathen and Sonny Boy McFitzson for information and to Gerd Rundel for scans.
 

Egyptian Records/CMF Records/Columbia/Sony Music 88697090102 (Europe) - rear insert

Egyptian Records/CMF Records/Columbia/Sony Music 88697090102 (Europe) - reverse of rear insert (under clear CD tray)

Egyptian Records/CMF Records/Columbia/Sony Music 88697090102 (Europe) - outside of unfolded front insert booklet with lyrics of R-0896 on left

Egyptian Records/CMF Records/Columbia/Sony Music 88697090102 (Europe) - inside page of front insert booklet with Bob


Egyptian Records/CMF Records/Columbia/Sony Music 88697090102 (Europe) - detail of rear insert


Egyptian Records/CMF Records/Columbia/Sony Music 88697090102 (Europe) - inside page of front insert booklet with Bob

Egyptian Records/CMF Records/Columbia/Sony Music 88697090102 (Europe) - CD

Egyptian Records/CMF Records/Columbia/Sony Music 88697090102 (Europe) - detail of CD

US Radio broadcast (59:00 version) - front scan by Arie de Reus


US Radio broadcast (59:00 version) - detail of front, scan by Arie de Reus

Thanks to Arie de Reus for scans of these US radio broadcast CD-Rs. There is a 59:00 version for public service radio and a 54:00 version for commercial radio. Both include Bob's song.


US Radio broadcast (both versions) - front of accompanying letter, scan by Arie de Reus


US Radio broadcast (both versions) - rear of accompanying letter, scan by Arie de Reus


US Radio broadcast (54:00 version) - front scan by Arie de Reus


US Radio broadcast (54:00 version) - detail of front, scan by Arie de Reus


US Radio broadcast (54:00 version) - rear insert scan by Arie de Reus


US Radio broadcast (54:00 version) - CD-R scan by Arie de Reus


US Radio broadcast (59:00 version) - rear insert scan by Arie de Reus


US Radio broadcast (59:00 version) - CD-R scan by Arie de Reus


Various Artists - "The Lost Notebooks Of Hank Williams" - 180gm stereo vinyl LP release: Third Man Records TMR 119 (USA), Oct 2011:


Third Man Records TMR 119 (USA) - LP picture from Third Man Records web-site
The album was released on stereo vinyl by Jack White's record label Third Man Records. Jack White contributes You Know That I Know to the album, see . The Third Man vinyl release includes a 180gm LP record, a four page 12" booklet, a folded 22" x 22" poster and a CD copy of the album. The record of Renaud Depierreux's copy has the most bizarre matrix numbers: Side 1 "WG/NRP Audrey, I won't live another year without you TMR-199-A", Side 2 - "TMR-119-B Oak Hill, West Virginia RIP WG/NRP"!

Thanks to Renaud Depierreux for information and pictures.


Third Man Records TMR 119 (USA) - LP front with sticker, scan by Renaud Depierreux

Third Man Records TMR 119 (USA) - LP front sticker scan by Renaud Depierreux

Third Man Records TMR 119 (USA) - LP rear scan by Renaud Depierreux

Third Man Records TMR 119 (USA) - detail of LP rear, scan by Renaud Depierreux

Third Man Records TMR 119 (USA) - LP unfolded poster, photo by Renaud Depierreux

Third Man Records TMR 119 (USA) - LP booklet front, photo by Renaud Depierreux

Third Man Records TMR 119 (USA) - LP booklet pages 2-3, photo by Renaud Depierreux

Third Man Records TMR 119 (USA) - LP booklet page 4, photo by Renaud Depierreux

Third Man Records TMR 119 (USA) - LP Side 1 scan by Renaud Depierreux

Third Man Records TMR 119 (USA) - LP Side 2 scan by Renaud Depierreux

Egyptian Records/CMF Records/Columbia 88697090102 (USA) - CD scan by Renaud Depierreux

Various Artists - "The Lost Notebooks Of Hank Williams" - CD release, Egyptian Records/Sony Music 88697090102 (Australia), 3 Oct 2011:


Egyptian Records/Sony Music 88697090102 (Australia) - front scan by Stuart Moore
This album was released in Australia in conjunction with bandit.fm. The CD and artwork were made in Australia. The reverse of the rear insert has the catalogue number at bottom right, not present on the European equivalent.

Thanks to Stuart Moore for information and scans.


Egyptian Records/Sony Music 88697090102 (Australia) - detail of inside page, scan by Stuart Moore


Egyptian Records/Sony Music 88697090102 (Australia) - detail of inside page, scan by Stuart Moore


Egyptian Records/Sony Music 88697090102 (Australia) - reverse of rear insert, scan by Stuart Moore

Egyptian Records/Sony Music 88697090102 (Australia) - rear insert scan by Stuart Moore


Egyptian Records/Sony Music 88697090102 (Australia) - detail of rear insert, scan by Stuart Moore


Egyptian Records/Sony Music 88697090102 (Australia) - CD scan by Stuart Moore


Egyptian Records/Sony Music 88697090102 (Australia) - detail of CD, scan by Stuart Moore


Various Artists - "The Lost Notebooks Of Hank Williams" - promo CD-R and CD releases plus commercial CD release, Sony Music SICP 3240 (Japan), 26 Oct 2011:


Sony Music SICP 3240 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (promo and commercial releases)
The Japanese release does not mention Egyptian Records on the artwork or CD. There is an orange obi with price ¥2,520 (¥2,400 plus sales tax") and a release date of "11-10-26" (26 Oct 2011). The original release date is shown as "11-10-4" (4 Oct 2011) and the withdrawal date is "12-4-25" (25 Apr 2012).


Sony Music SICP 3240 (Japan) - front of press sheet, scan by Wil Gielen (promo CD-R release)


Sony Music SICP 3240 (Japan) - CD-R scan by Wil Gielen (promo CD-R release)

Sony Music SICP 3240 (Japan) - detail of CD-R, scan by Wil Gielen (promo CD-R release)

Sony Music SICP 3240 (Japan) - rear with obi, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (commercial release)

Sony Music SICP 3240 (Japan) - rear insert with promo sticker, scan by Wil Gielen (promo CD release)


Sony Music SICP 3240 (Japan) - rear insert promo sticker, scan by Wil Gielen (promo CD release)


Sony Music SICP 3240 (Japan) - CD with promo text, scan by Wil Gielen (promo CD release)


Sony Music SICP 3240 (Japan) - detail of CD with promo text, scan by Wil Gielen (promo CD release)

Sony Music SICP 3240 (Japan) - detail of inside page of front insert, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (commercial release)

Sony Music SICP 3240 (Japan) - obi scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (commercial release)

Sony Music SICP 3240 (Japan) - front of Japanese booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (promo and commercial releases)

Sony Music SICP 3240 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (commercial release)

Sony Music SICP 3240 (Japan) - reverse of rear insert, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (promo and commercial releases)

Sony Music SICP 3240 (Japan) - detail of reverse of rear insert, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (commercial release)

Sony Music SICP 3240 (Japan) - CD scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (commercial release)

Sony Music SICP 3240 (Japan) - outside of unfolded front insert, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (promo and commercial releases)

Sony Music SICP 3240 (Japan) - detail of rear of front insert, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (promo and commercial releases)

Sony Music SICP 3240 (Japan) - detail of rear insert, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (commercial release)

Sony Music SICP 3240 (Japan) - inside pages of Japanese booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (promo and commercial releases)

Sony Music SICP 3240 (Japan) - inside pages of Japanese booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (promo and commercial releases)

Sony Music SICP 3240 (Japan) - inside pages of Japanese booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (promo and commercial releases)

As well as the 28-page stapled booklet in English there is a 40-page stapled booklet in English and Japanese. The Japanese booklet has a translation of Michael McCall's liner notes and "The story of this project back to 1967", both by Heckel Sugano, plus commentaries on Hank Williams, the twelve songs on the album and a list of Hank songs covered by Bob by Katsu Suzuki, Sep 2011. Wil Gielen has a promo CD-R of this release, which came in a single CD jewel case without inserts accompanied by a double-sided press sheet, and issued to music magazines and journalists well before the official release date. The twelve CD-R tracks (same as the commercial release) are numbered to 10 correctly and then numbered 12 and 13! He also has a promo copy, which is the commercial release with a numbered promo sticker on the rear insert and text "SAMPLE LOANED" printed on the centre of the CD itself. This was issued to radio stations, DJs and record stores shortly before the official release.

Thanks to Sonny Boy McFitzson and Wil Gielen for information and scans.


Various Artists - "Hawaii Five-O: Original Songs From The Television Series" - TV series soundtrack CD, CBS Records CBSR034 (USA), 4 Oct 2011:


CBS Records CBSR034 (USA) - front (my copy)


CBS Records CBSR034 (USA) - outside of unfolded front insert


CBS Records CBSR034 (USA) - rear insert (reverse is plain black)

CBS Records CBSR034 (USA) - CD


CBS Records CBSR034 (USA) - inside of unfolded front insert


Pennies In A Jar (S-Curve 0731518012, USA, 2011) by Nikki Jean (my copy)

R-0897 Don't Ever Take Yourself Away - previously unreleased out-take from Shot Of Love, recorded Clover Recorder, Los Angeles, CA, 23 Apr 1981
This song was released with revised lyrics by Nikki Jean on her 2011 S-Curve US album Pennies In A Jar as Steel And Feathers (Don't Ever), see Starlight In The East: Bob Dylan's Unreleased Songs.
Thanks to Sonny Boy McFitzson for pointing out that this version has a possibly overdubbed steel drum intro not present on the original out-take to be found on bootleg albums. He also says that because the CBS TV series is available in Japan only on the AXN pay-TV channel, there is unlikely to be a Japanese release of the soundtrack album.

The front insert is a single three fold sheet. Although the jewel case has a clear CD tray, the reverse of the rear inset is plain black. This release is on CBS Records rather than Columbia because the source is a CBS TV series. For an NCIS CBS TV series soundtrack with another Dylan rarity, see 2009.

Thanks to Freddy Ordóñez Araque, Harold Lepidus, Juan Antonio Yague Ayuso, Donald J Senno and François Kahn for information.


"Pure Dylan: An Intimate Look At Bob Dylan" - CD release - Sony Music 88697988082 (Germany), 21 Oct 2011; 2LP release - Sony Music/Legacy 8 89253 12521 1 (Europe), 7 Oct 2016:


Sony Music 88697988082 (Germany) - front of digipak, picture from amazon.de


Sony Music 88697988082 (Germany) - front of digipak with sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel


Sony Music 88697988082 (Germany) - front sticker scan by Gerd Rundel


Sony Music 88697988082 (Germany) - rear of digipak, scan by Gerd Rundel

Sony Music 88697988082 (Germany) - detail of rear of digipak (my copy)

Sony Music 88697988082 (Germany) - front of booklet scan by Gerd Rundel


Sony Music 88697988082 (Germany) - rear of booklet scan by Gerd Rundel


Sony Music 88697988082 (Germany) - CD scan by Gerd Rundel


Sony Music 88697988082 (Germany) - outside of unfolded digipak (my copy)

Sony Music 88697988082 (Germany) - inside of unfolded digipak with disc and booklet

Sony Music 88697988082 (Germany) - inside of unfolded digipak without disc and booklet

This unique compilation and highly recommended CD, compiled by site contributor Dr. Hanns Peter Bushoff of Sony Music Germany and released only in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, includes 17 "fan favourites and rarities from five decades". The front sticker also says "Recommended by 'Rolling Stone'". As well as several tracks not usually included on compilations, the songs from 1962 to 2008 include three listed rarities. The album comes in a two-fold digipak with an eight page booklet.

R-0150-2 Trouble In Mind - Slow Train Coming out-take, full version (5:11)
Previously appeared (if at all) only as the B-side of 1979 Brazilian CBS 7" stereo single - it is reported that this release had the full song while other worldwide releases had a verse missing (R-0149, 4:17). For both R-0150 and R-0149, see 1979. Pure Dylan does have the full version!

R-0072 Spanish Is The Loving Tongue (Charles Badger Clark-Billy Simon) - solo version authorised by Bob, B-side of Watching The River Flow Columbia/CBS 7" mono and stereo singles, see 1971.
This performance also appeared on the Japanese and Australian 3LP set Masterpieces, see 1978. The versions on the mono and stereo singles and the stereo 3LP set are all actually in mono, which means this is actually the first occurrence of R-0072 (stereo) all other entries are R-0072M (mono).
This take is different from the take released in 2013 on The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)! Another performance unauthorised by Bob of the song with band and backing singers appeared on the Columbia album Dylan, see 1973.

R-0704-2 Moonshiner - live, Gaslight Café, New York, Oct 1962, from Bob Dylan Live At The Gaslight 1962, Starbucks/Hear Music/Sony Music Custom Marketing Group (USA), see 2005

Tracklisting:

  1. Trouble In Mind (R-0150, see 1979)
  2. Girl From The North Country - from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
  3. Most Of The Time - from Oh Mercy
  4. She Belongs To Me - from Bringing It All Back Home
  5. Billy 1 - from Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid
  6. Shooting Star - from Oh Mercy
  7. Sugar Baby - from "Love And Theft"
  8. You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go - from Blood On The Tracks
  9. Tomorrow Night - from Good As I Been To You
  10. Every Grain Of Sand - from Shot Of Love
  11. Percy's Song - from Biograph
  12. Born In Time - from Under The Red Sky
  13. Boots Of Spanish Leather - from The Times They Are A-Changin'
  14. This Dream Of You - from Together Through Life
  15. Spanish Is The Loving Tongue (R-0072, see 1971)
  16. If You See Her, Say Hello - from Blood On The Tracks
  17. Moonshiner (R-0704, see 2005)

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for finding the 2LP vinyl version, released on 7 Oct 2016, which is available from "Isis" magazine www.bobdylanisis.com. Thanks to Sonny Boy McFitzson for information that the set was available in Japan from 10 Oct 2016.


Sony Music/Legacy 8 89853 18621 1 (Europe) - outside of gatefold sleeve
The records come in a gatefold sleeve with sleeve notes on the inside and printed inner sleeves. They have unique labels repeating the design of the 2011 CD on Sides 1 and 3, with the tracklistings for Sides 1 and 2 on Side 2, and the tracklisting for Sides 3 and 4 on Side 4. The records have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - 8898253125211 A, Side 2 - 8898253125211 B, Side 3 - 8898253125211 C, Side 4 - 8898253125211 D, plus "MPO" and "SST ~" handwritten on all four sides. "MPO" is MPO International, Averton, France - "Moularges et Plastiques de l'Ouest [Western Mouldings & Plastics]". "SST" is SST Brüggemann GmbH in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, where the masters were cut.


Sony Music/Legacy 8 89853 18621 1 (Europe) - inside of gatefold sleeve


Sony Music/Legacy 8 89853 18621 1 (Europe) - front of gatefold sleeve (my copy)

Sony Music/Legacy 8 89853 18621 1 (Europe) - front of inner sleeve for Record 1

Sony Music/Legacy 8 89853 18621 1 (Europe) - rear of inner sleeve for Record 1

Sony Music/Legacy 8 89853 18621 1 (Europe) - detail of rear of inner sleeve for Record 1

Sony Music/Legacy 8 89853 18621 1 (Europe) - Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1)

Sony Music/Legacy 8 89853 18621 1 (Europe) - Side 2 (Record 1, Side 2)

Sony Music/Legacy 8 89853 18621 1 (Europe) - rear of gatefold sleeve (my copy)

Sony Music/Legacy 8 89853 18621 1 (Europe) - front of inner sleeve for Record 2

Sony Music/Legacy 8 89853 18621 1 (Europe) - rear of inner sleeve for Record 2

Sony Music/Legacy 8 89853 18621 1 (Europe) - detail of rear of inner sleeve for Record 2

Sony Music/Legacy 8 89853 18621 1 (Europe) - Side 3 (Record 2, Side 1)

Sony Music/Legacy 8 89853 18621 1 (Europe) - Side 4 (Record 2, Side 2)


Sony Music/Legacy 8 89853 18621 1 (Europe) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve

Tracklisting:

Side 1: Trouble In Mind; Girl From The North Country; Most Of The Time; She Belongs To Me; Billy 1.
Side 2: Shooting Star; Sugar Baby; You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go; Tomorrow Night.
Side 3: Every Grain Of Sand; Percy's Song; Born In Time; Boots Of Spanish Leather.
Side 4: This Dream Of You; Spanish Is The Loving Tongue; If You See Her, Say Hello; Moonshiner.

Thanks to Dirk Krah, Éamonn Ó Catháin and Fred Muller for information and to Gerd Rundel for scans. Special thanks to Dr. Hanns Peter Bushoff for his hard work in creating this compilation!


"Pure Dylan: An Intimate Look At Bob Dylan" - CD release, Sony Music 886979880825 (Australia), 2012:


Sony Music 886979880825 (Australia) - front scan by Stuart Moore


Sony Music 886979880825 (Australia) - rear insert scan by Stuart Moore


Sony Music 886979880825 (Australia) - detail of rear insert, scan by Stuart Moore (note "DISTRIBUTION" is misspelled)

Sony Music 886979880825 (Australia) - outside of unfolded front insert, scan by Stuart Moore


Sony Music 886979880825 (Australia) - reverse of rear insert (under clear CD tray), scan by Stuart Moore


Sony Music 886979880825 (Australia) - CD scan by Stuart Moore


Sony Music 886979880825 (Australia) - inside pages 2-3 of front insert booklet, scan by Stuart Moore

Sony Music 886979880825 (Australia) - inside pages 4-5 of front insert booklet, scan by Stuart Moore

Sony Music 886979880825 (Australia) - inside pages 6-7 of front insert booklet, scan by Stuart Moore

Sony Music 886979880825 (Australia) - inside pages 8-9 of front insert booklet, scan by Stuart Moore

Sony Music 886979880825 (Australia) - inside pages 10-11 of front insert booklet, scan by Stuart Moore

This release bought in Australia comes in a regular jewel case, not a digipak. The front insert is a 12 page stapled booklet with song lyrics, completely different from the eight page German booklet. The copyright information is different from the German release above, there's no country of origin listed while the German release is identified as having been made in the EU.

Thanks to Stuart Moore for information and scans.


Various Artists - "The Best Of Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame + Museum Live" - 3CD boxed set, Time-Life Records 26397-D (USA), 1 Nov 2011:


Time-Life Records 26397-D (USA) - picture from amazon.com

R-0699-2 I Saw Her Standing There (John Lennon/Paul McCartney) - live, Bob plays guitar with the Rock Hall Jam Band supporting Mick Jagger and Bruce Springsteen

R-0700-2 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards) - live, Bob plays guitar with the Rock Hall Jam Band supporting Mick Jagger and Bruce Springsteen

These performances were recorded at the Grand Ballroom, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York, 20 Jan 1988, when Bob was inducted into the Hall of Fame by Bruce Springsteen, and are originally from the 2009 Time-Life 9DVD set The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Live, see VHS & DVD 2007-09. Bob also performed at the Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, OH, 2 Sep 1995 - the audio performance of All Along The Watchtower is on the Columbia 2CD set The Concert For The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, see 1996.

Thanks to Larry Crum and Paul S. Levine for information. Thanks also to Larry Crum for information that both R-0699 and R-0700 were available as downloads from 15 Nov 2011, individually and as part of Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Volume 1: 1986-1991.


Promotional/Regular Items for 2011



Living In Another Country: International Stereo Releases

Stereo promo albums and singles for 2011 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.


Bob Dylan In Concert: Brandeis University 1963 (2010-11)


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