"Searching For A Gem"

Bob Dylan's Officially Released Rarities and Obscurities

Audio: 2017

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


On 20 Oct 2016 "Rolling Stone" magazine reported that Bob is planning a Bootleg Series release covering his gospel period. Several unreleased songs like Ain't Gonna Go To Hell For Anybody and Ain't No Man Righteous (No Not One) were performed live in that period or have been recorded by other artists, as listed in the Starlight In The East: Bob Dylanís Unreleased Songs section of this web-site. Also, many of the live shows in that period were professionally recorded. Although many fans were uncomfortable with Bob's change of direction, his singing on the albums and in live performances was amongst his most passionate, and I look forward to this release, possibly in 2017.

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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. Full details of the "50th Anniversary Collection 1966" set will be added 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: 11 September, 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).


"Love Sick (Remix)"/"Cold Irons Bound (2004 Live Version)" - 7" stereo single, Columbia/Legacy 88985450607 (Europe), 6 Oct 2017:
This 7" stereo single with two rarities is included with the 2017 2LP release of Time Out Of Mind.


Columbia/Legacy 88985450607 (Europe) - picture from www.amazon.co.uk
R-0658-2 Love Sick - Remix of 1997 album version from Columbia US 9-track Love Sick promo CD produced exclusively for Victoria's Secret, Mar 2004

R-0765-2 Cold irons Bound - Live, Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN, 11 Jun 2004, released on the 3CD Limited Edition of The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006, Oct 2008


Sony A72812 (USA, 2004) - front (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35797 2 (USA, 2008) - front of sealed box with sticker (my copy)

Thanks to …amonn ” CathŠin for information.


Promotional/Regular Items for 2017



Living In Another Country: International Stereo Releases

Stereo promo albums and singles for 2017 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.


Triplicate (2017)


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