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Bob Dylan's Officially Released Rarities and Obscurities

Audio: 2014 - "50th Anniversary Collection 1964"

All the songs listed in the Official Rarities section are cross-referenced by song title in these alphabetical pages.
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This yearly page now contains all the details of the 2014 "50th Anniversary Collection 1964" 9LP set released in Europe only.

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.


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

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"50th Anniversary Collection 1964" - 9LP stereo/mono vinyl boxed set, Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88875040861 (Europe), 8 Dec 2014:


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88875040861 (Europe) - front of box, picture found by Freddy Ordóñez Araque
Thanks to Keith Venturoni, Freddy Ordóñez Araque, Tom Schreck and Hervé from France for information about this 9LP set. More scans will be added when time permits!
Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88875040861 (Europe)- rear of box (my copy)


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88875040861 (Europe)- detail of rear of box (my copy)

LP1 Side 1 (A):

Quest TV show, CBC TV, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1 Feb 1964:

The Times They Are A-Changin'; Talkin' World War III Blues; The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll; A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall; Restless Farewell

R-1121 The Times They Are A-Changin', Quest TV show, CBC TV, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1 Feb 1964
Two excerpts of this performance are included on the 1996 VHS/DVD documentary The Beatles Anthology (see VHS & DVD 1990s Part 2).

R-1122 Talkin' World War III Blues, recorded as R-1121

R-1123 The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll, recorded as R-1121

R-1124 A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall, recorded as R-1121
I have given the 2014 released performance a new R-number because it's complete. Excerpts from this performance (R-0563) are on the 1990 VHS documentary John Hammond: From Bessie Smith To Bruce Springsteen (see VHS & DVD 1990s Part 1) and the 1996 VHS/DVD documentary The Beatles Anthology (see VHS & DVD 1990s Part 2).

R-1125 Restless Farewell, recorded as R-1121

Girl From The North Country from this session is missing because it appears on the DVD release of "Bob Dylan: No Direction Home" from 2005. Thanks to Martin Andrzejewki for reminding me:

R-0715 Girl Of The North Country - live on TV, from Canadian TV Special "Quest", Feb 1964, from Martin Scorsese documentary film "Bob Dylan: No Direction Home", DVD release, Sep 2005, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 3.

LP1 Side 2 (B):

The Steve Allen Show, NBC Studio, Los Angeles, CA, 25 Feb 1964:

The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll

R-1126 The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll, The Steve Allen Show, NBC Studio, Los Angeles, CA, 25 Feb 1964

Eric von Schmidt's House, 532 Beach Road, Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL, May 1964 (thanks to Bob Stacy for finding an article in "The Telegraph" #44.Winter 1992, describing this tape):

Bob And Eric Blues (Bob Dylan/Eric von Schmidt); Black Betty (Traditional); Come All You Fair And Tender Ladies (Traditional) (version now released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - The Basement Tapes Complete); Florida Woman (Eric von Schmidt); Johnny Cuckoo (Traditional).


Eric von Schmidt in his studio at Siesta Key, FL, photo from the New York "Herald Tribune" found by Mary Kelly

R-1127 Bob And Eric Blues (Bob Dylan/Eric von Schmidt), recorded at Eric von Schmidt's House, 532 Beach Road, Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL, May 1964

R-1128 Black Betty (Traditional), recorded as R-1127

R-1129 Come All You Fair And Tender Ladies (Traditional), recorded as R-1127

R-1130 Florida Woman (Eric von Schmidt), recorded as R-1127

R-1131 Johnny Cuckoo (Traditional), recorded as R-1127

LP2 Side 1 (C):

Eric von Schmidt's House, 532 Beach Road, Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL, May 1964:

Money Honey (Jesse Stone); More And More (Webb Pierce/Merle Kilgore); Mr. Tambourine Man (the first known performance!); Susie Q (Dale Hawkins/Stan Lewis/Eleanor Broadwater); Harmonica Duet (Bob Dylan/Eric von Schmidt); Glory, Glory (Traditional, arranged by Dob Dylan/Eric von Schmidt) (version released on Dick Fariña and Eric von Schmidt (Folklore, UK, 1964), Solano Records (USA, 2007), see 1964.

R-1132 Money Honey (Jesse Stone), recorded as R-1127

R-1133 More And More (Webb Pierce/Merle Kilgore), recorded as R-1127

R-1134 Mr. Tambourine Man, recorded as R-1127

R-1135 Susie Q (Dale Hawkins/Stan Lewis/Eleanor Broadwater), recorded as R-1127

R-1136 Harmonica Duet (Bob Dylan/Eric von Schmidt), recorded as R-1127

R-1137 Glory, Glory (Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan/Eric von Schmidt), recorded as R-1127

LP2 Side 2 (D):

Eric von Schmidt's House, 532 Beach Road, Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL, May 1964:

Dr. Strangelove Blues (Eric von Schmidt); Stoned On the Mountain (take 1 - new Bob Dylan song!); Stoned On the Mountain (take 2); Walkin' Down The Line; Joshua Gone Barbados (Eric von Schmidt) (version now released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - The Basement Tapes Complete).

R-1138 Dr. Strangelove Blues (Eric von Schmidt), recorded as R-1127

R-1139 Stoned On the Mountain (take 1), recorded as R-1127

R-1140 Stoned On the Mountain (take 2), recorded as R-1127

Derek Barker in "Isis 178" says that there is one song, possibly two, missing between R-1139 and R-1140. One is Lennon/McCartney's I Want To Hold Your Hand, and the other is "I Got A Hold On You" (maybe You Really Got A Hold On Me by Smokey Robinson).

R-1141 Walkin' Down The Line, recorded as R-1127

R-1142 Joshua Gone Barbados (Eric von Schmidt), recorded as R-1127

BBC Studios, London, 12 May 1964:

With God On Our Side

This has already appeared on two video releases:

R-0382-3 With God On Our Side - live, BBC TV "Tonight" show, London, 12 May 1964, from "All You Need Is Love: The Story Of Popular Music", see VHS & DVD 1970s.
The first two verses with different talkover are on the 1996 VHS/DVD documentary Dancing In The Street - A History Of Rock And Roll  (see VHS & DVD 1990s Part 2)

Didsbury Studios, Manchester, 14 May 1964:

Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

R-1143 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right, Didsbury Studios, Manchester, 14 May 1964

LP3 Side 1 (E):

Royal Festival Hall, London, 17 May 1964:

The Times They Are A-Changin'; Girl From the North Country; Who Killed Davey Moore?; Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues; Ballad Of Hollis Brown; It Ain't Me, Babe.

R-1144 The Times They Are A-Changin', Royal Festival Hall, London, 17 May 1964

R-1145 Girl From the North Country, recorded as R-1144

R-1146 Who Killed Davey Moore?, recorded as R-1144

R-1147 Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues, recorded as R-1144

R-1148 Ballad Of Hollis Brown, recorded as R-1144

R-1149 It Ain't Me, Babe, recorded as R-1144

LP3 Side 2 (F):

Royal Festival Hall, London, 17 May 1964:

Walls Of Red Wing; Chimes Of Freedom; Mr. Tambourine Man (R-0674); Eternal Circle (R-0675).

R-1150 Walls Of Red Wing, recorded as R-1144

R-1151 Chimes Of Freedom, recorded as R-1144

R-0674-2 Mr Tambourine Man - previously unknown live recording, now known to be from the Royal Festival Hall, London, 17 May 1964 (stereo version). Has the line “hidden leaves” instead of “frozen leaves”

R-0675-2 Eternal Circle - previously unknown live recording, now known to be from the Royal Festival Hall, London, 17 May 1964 (stereo version). Dedicated by Bob to “...anybody who plays an instrument. It’s not so easy.”. The opening line is “I strummed” instead of “I sang”

Both from one of the versions of the withdrawn album Bob Dylan In Concert, see 1964.

LP4 Side 1 (G):

Royal Festival Hall, London, 17 May 1964:
Thanks to Bob Stacy for information that this performance of Only A Pawn In Their Game has been circulating amongst Dylan fans, although unidentified.

A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall; Talkin' World War III Blues; Don't Think Twice, It's All Right; Only A Pawn In Their Game.

R-1152 A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall, recorded as R-1144

R-1153 Talkin' World War III Blues, recorded as R-1144

R-1154 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right, recorded as R-1144

R-1155 Only A Pawn In Their Game, recorded as R-1144

R-1156 With God On Our Side, recorded as R-1144

R-1157 The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll, recorded as R-1144

R-1158 Restless Farewell, recorded as R-1144

R-1159 When the Ship Comes In, recorded as R-1144

LP5 Side 1 (I):

Columbia Studios, New York, NY, 4 Jun 1964 (Another Side Of Bob Dylan sessions) (all sources date this recording session as 9 Jun 1964!):

Denise (according to Michael Krogsgaard's "The Bob Dylan Recording Sessions" there were two composite takes of this song. This take is 3:01, same length as the circulating take); It Ain't Me, Babe (take 1) (the take released on Another Side Of Bob Dylan was take 2); Spanish Harlem Incident (take 3) (the released take was take 5); Spanish Harlem Incident (take 4); Ballad In Plain D (take 2) (the released take was probably take 4); I Don't Believe You (take 1) (the released take was take 5); I Don't Believe You (take 3).

R-1160 Denise, recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, NY, 4 Jun 1964 (Another Side Of Bob Dylan sessions, actually 9 Jun 1964)

R-1161 It Ain't Me, Babe (take 1), recorded as R-1160

R-1162 Spanish Harlem Incident (take 3), recorded as R-1160

R-1163 Spanish Harlem Incident (take 4), recorded as R-1160

R-1164 Ballad In Plain D (take 2), recorded as R-1160

R-1165 I Don't Believe You (take 1), recorded as R-1160

R-1166 I Don't Believe You (take 3), recorded as R-1160

LP5 Side 2 (J):

Columbia Studios, New York, NY, 4 Jun 1964 (Another Side Of Bob Dylan sessions) (again, all sources date this recording session as 9 Jun 1964!):

Chimes Of Freedom (take 1) (the released take was take 7); Chimes Of Freedom (take 3); Mr. Tambourine Man (take 1) (not released until Bringing It All Back Home in 1965); Black Crow Blues (take 1) (the released take was take 3); Black Crow Blues (take 2); I Shall Be Free No. 10 (take 1) (the released take was a composite of takes 4 and 1); I Shall Be Free No. 10 (take 2); I Shall Be Free No. 10 (take 3); I Shall Be Free No. 10 (take 4).

R-1167 Chimes Of Freedom (take 1), recorded as R-1160

R-1168 Chimes Of Freedom (take 3), recorded as R-1160

R-1169 Mr. Tambourine Man (take 1), recorded as R-1160
This take is incomplete (0:46), take 2 was released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - No Direction Home: The Soundtrack, 2005

R-1170 Black Crow Blues (take 1), recorded as R-1160

R-1171 Black Crow Blues (take 2), recorded as R-1160

R-1172 I Shall Be Free No. 10 (take 1), recorded as R-1160

R-1173 I Shall Be Free No. 10 (take 2), recorded as R-1160

R-1174 I Shall Be Free No. 10 (take 3), recorded as R-1160

R-1175 I Shall Be Free No. 10 (take 4), recorded as R-1160

LP6 Side 1 (K):

Newport Folk Festival, Freebody Park, Newport, RI, 24 Jul 1964 (afternoon workshop):
Thanks to Bob Stacy for reminding me that the afternoon workshop actually took place in the grounds of St. Michael's School, Newport, not in Freebody Park itself. This is documented in Ian Woodward's article "Tracking Dylan" on Newport 1963-65 in "Isis" #134.

R-1176 It Ain't Me, Babe, Newport Folk Festival, St, Michael's School, Newport, RI, 24 Jul 1964 (afternoon workshop)

Newport Folk Festival, Freebody Park, Newport, RI, 24 Jul 1964 (evening show):
Thanks to Bob Stacy for reminding me that Bob's evening show actually took place on 26 Jul 1964 (24 Jul 1964 was Joan Baez's evening show at Freebody Park, when Bob guested on It Ain't Me, Babe, but that performance, previously released on Vanguard on Joan Baez Live At Newport, see
1997, isn't part of The 50th Anniversary Collection 1964).

All I Really Want To Do; To Ramona.
All I Really Want To Do has already been officially released.

R-0041-2 All I Really Want To Do, live at Newport Folk Festival, 26 Jul 1964 (evening concert), from 1967 "Festival" movie, see VHS & DVD 1960s

R-1177 To Ramona, Newport Folk Festival, Freebody Park, Newport, RI, 26 Jul 1964 (evening show)

Bob also performed Chimes Of Freedom at the evening show on 26 Jul 1964. Thanks to Jim Parkin for reminding me it was released in 2007 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7: No Direction Home - The Soundtrack!

Forest Hills Music Festival, Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, New York, NY, 8 Aug 1964 (Joan Baez concert):

Mama, You Been On My Mind (with Joan Baez); It Ain't Me, Babe (with Joan Baez); With God On Our Side (with Joan Baez).

R-1178 Mama, You Been On My Mind (with Joan Baez), Forest Hills Music Festival, Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, New York, NY, 8 Aug 1964 (Joan Baez concert)

R-1179 It Ain't Me, Babe (with Joan Baez), recorded as R-1178

R-1180 With God On Our Side (with Joan Baez), recorded as R-1178

LP6 Side 2 (L):

Town Hall, Philadelphia, PA, 10 Oct 1964:

The Times They Are A-Changin'; Girl From The North Country; Who Killed Davey Moore?; Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues; To Ramona; Ballad Of Hollis Brown.

R-1181 The Times They Are A-Changin', recorded at Town Hall, Philadelphia, PA, 10 Oct 1964

R-1182 Girl From The North Country, recorded as R-1181

R-1183 Who Killed Davey Moore?, recorded as R-1181

R-1184 Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues, recorded as R-1181

R-1185 To Ramona, recorded as R-1181

R-1186 Ballad Of Hollis Brown, recorded as R-1181

LP7 Side 1 (M):

Town Hall, Philadelphia, PA, 10 Oct 1964:

Chimes Of Freedom; I Don't Believe You; It's All Right, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding).

R-1187 Chimes Of Freedom, recorded as R-1181

R-1188 I Don't Believe You, recorded as R-1181

R-1189 It's All Right, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), recorded as R-1181

LP7 Side 2 (N):

Town Hall, Philadelphia, PA, 10 Oct 1964:

Mr. Tambourine Man; Talkin' World War III Blues; A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall; Don't Think Twice, It's All Right.

R-1190 Mr. Tambourine Man, recorded as R-1181

R-1191 Talkin' World War III Blues, recorded as R-1181

R-1192 A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall, recorded as R-1181

R-1193 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right, recorded as R-1181

LP8 Side 1 (O):

Town Hall, Philadelphia, PA, 10 Oct 1964:

Only A Pawn In Their Game; With God On Our Side; It Ain't Me, Babe; The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll; All I Really Want To Do.

R-1194 Only A Pawn In Their Game, recorded as R-1181

R-1195 With God On Our Side, recorded as R-1181

R-1196 It Ain't Me, Babe, recorded as R-1181

R-1197 The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll, recorded as R-1181

R-1198 All I Really Want To Do, recorded as R-1181

LP8 Side 2 (P):

Masonic Memorial Auditorium, San Francisco, CA, 27 Nov 1964:

Gates Of Eden; If You Gotta Go, Go Now; It's All Right, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding); Talkin' World War III Blues; Don't Think Twice, It's All Right; Mama, You Been On My Mind (with Joan Baez).

R-1199 Gates Of Eden, recorded at Masonic Memorial Auditorium, San Francisco, CA, 27 Nov 1964

R-1200 If You Gotta Go, Go Now, recorded as R-1199

R-1201 It's All Right, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), recorded as R-1199

R-1202 Talkin' World War III Blues, recorded as R-1199

R-1203 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right, recorded as R-1199

R-1204 Mama, You Been On My Mind (with Joan Baez), recorded as R-1199

LP9 Side 1 (Q):

Civic Auditorium, San José, CA, 25 Nov 1964:

The Times They Are A-Changin'; Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues; To Ramona; Gates Of Eden; If You Gotta Go, Go Now.

R-1205 The Times They Are A-Changin', recorded at Civic Auditorium, San José, CA, 25 Nov 1964

R-1206 Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues, recorded as R-1205

R-1207 To Ramona, recorded as R-1205

R-1208 Gates Of Eden, recorded as R-1205

R-1209 If You Gotta Go, Go Now, recorded as R-1205

LP9 Side 2 (R):

Civic Auditorium, San José, CA, 25 Nov 1964:

It's All Right, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding); Mr. Tambourine Man; A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall; Talkin' World War III Blues; Don't Think Twice, It's All Right.

R-1210 It's All Right, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), recorded as R-1205

R-1211 Mr. Tambourine Man, recorded as R-1205

R-1212 A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall, recorded as R-1205

R-1213 Talkin' World War III Blues, recorded as R-1205

R-1214 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right, recorded as R-1205


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