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This is the sixth part of a separate multi-year list by release date of commercially-released stereo Bob Dylan-only compilation albums (including Greatest Hits albums with non-standard tracklists) that have been referred to me but do not qualify for my Searching For A Gem list because they contain only performances which are all 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. Thanks to Hans Seegers for all the exclusive CBS Japanese releases, etc.!

Promo-only Dylan compilation albums are now listed on this page. Other International Compilations are now here:


International Albums: Regular Albums from Round the World - Index


International Compilations: Various Artist Albums

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


US & International Singles & EPs

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 02 March, 2017.


Bob Dylan Compilations

For the earlier parts of this list, see the links above. This list now includes albums with the title Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (various Volumes) with non-standard tracklists. For Greatest Hits albums with the standard US tracklists see International Albums (Regular). There are also several international Bob Dylan compilation albums such as The Essential Bob Dylan which contain rarities in the main Searching For A Gem list.


2010


"Dylan Ga Rock [DylanRock/Dylan 'N' Rock]" - limited edition 2CD set, Sony Music SICP 2620-1 (Japan), 10 Mar 2010:
This compilation first appeared in Japan as a promo-only 2CD compilation with a different track list in 1993. This compilation also has graphics by celebrated Japanese cartoonist and Dylan fan Jun Miura.


Sony Music SICP2620-1 (Japan) - picture from hmv.co.jp
Because this 2CD compilation contains three rarities, full details are in 2010.

Thanks to Michio Kinoshita for information.


Sony Music SICP 2620-1 (Japan) - front with obi (2010 version, my copy)

Dylan 'n Rock A.jpg (43801 bytes)
SME XDCS 93111-2 (Japan) - front scan by Anthony Perry (1993 release)


Sean Wilentz - "Bob Dylan In America" - CD audio book, Random House Audio (catalogue number?) (USA), 7 Sep 2010:


Random House Audio 978-0-3077-1497-8 (USA) - front scan by Arie de Reus
This CD audio book promises "Featuring the songs of Bob Dylan and the music that inspired him" and has excerpts of fourteen Dylan songs. As these are rarities, full details are in 2010.

Thanks to Ian Woodward for information and to Arie de Reus for the scan.


"Playlist: The Very Best Of Bob Dylan '80s" - compilation CD+, Columbia/Legacy 88697 73811 2 (USA), 12 Oct 2010:


Columbia/Legacy 88697 73811 2 (USA) - front with sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia/Legacy 88697 73811 2 (USA) - front sticker scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia/Legacy 88697 73811 2 (USA) - picture from amazon.com

Columbia/Legacy 88697 73811 2 (USA) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia/Legacy 88697 73811 2 (USA) - outside of unfolded sleeve, scan by David Plentus


Columbia/Legacy 88697 73811 2 (USA) - inside of unfolded sleeve with CD, scan by David Plentus


Columbia/Legacy 88697 73811 2 (USA) - inside of unfolded sleeve, scan by David Plentus


Columbia/Legacy 88697 42227 2 (USA) - picture from amazon.com (2008)


Columbia/Legacy 88697 42942 2 (USA) - front scan by Stuart Moore (2009)

This album is the part of the Sony Legacy "Playlist" series in "eco-friendly" packaging. The disc is in a card sleeve and the liner notes, pictures, etc., are supposed to be in a PDF file on the CD+ itself, but appear not to be. The PDF link on the front sticker also does not work!

Tracklist:

  1. Silvio

  2. Foot Of Pride (from The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3, 1991)

  3. Blind Willie McTell (from The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3, 1991)

  4. Jokerman

  5. Pressing On

  6. Everything Is Broken

  7. Series Of Dreams (alternate version, from The Bootleg Series Vol. 8, 2008)

  8. Most Of The Time (acoustic version, from The Bootleg Series Vol. 8, 2008)

  9. The Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar

  10. Every Grain Of Sand

  11. Sweetheart Like You

  12. Brownsville Girl (thanks to Georg Thoma for information that this is the alternate 1986 mix that first appeared on the 2007 3CD compilation Dylan)

  13. Dignity (first original 1989 Oh Mercy sessions version, from 1998 Touched By An Angel soundtrack album, later released on the 2007 3CD compilation Dylan)
    The version of Dignity that appeared on the 1994 Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. 3 was remixed by Brendan O'Brien. The Bootleg Series Vol. 8, 2008, contains a piano demo and an alternate 1989 take of Dignity.

  14. Dark Eyes

For the 2008 '60s and 2009 '70s compilations see International Album Releases (Dylan-Only Compilations) 2000s. Both these are CD+ discs.

Thanks to David Plentus and Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"The Essential Bob Dylan" - 2CD set, Sony Music 88697 78417 2 (Europe), 1 Oct 2010:

This new 36-track 2CD release in a "Super Jewel Box" is an updated version of the previous 2001 European 36-track 2CD set with the same title, see International Album Releases (Dylan-only Compilations) 2000s. Both previous rarities are now officially released on regular Dylan albums. The 2000 American version with 30 tracks is listed in International Album Releases. There is a four panel double-sided insert.


Sony Music 88697 78417 2 (Europe) - inside of box with CD1 removed showing CD2, scan by Ian Woodward


Sony Music 88697 78417 2 (Europe) - outside of box, scan by Ian Woodward


Sony Music 88697 78417 2 (Europe) - front of unfolded insert (panel 3 is front), scan by Ian Woodward


Sony Music 88697 78417 2 (Europe) - inside of box showing CD1, scan by Ian Woodward


Sony Music 88697 78417 2 (Europe) - inside of unfolded insert, scan by Ian Woodward


Sony Music 88697 78417 2 (Europe) - CD1 scan by Ian Woodward


Sony Music 88697 78417 2 (Europe) - CD2 scan by Ian Woodward

The new tracklist, with six new songs, is:

Disc 1: Blowin' In The Wind; Don't Think Twice, It's All Right; The Times They Are A-Changin'; It Ain't Me, Babe; Maggie's Farm; It's All Over Now, Baby Blue; Mr. Tambourine Man; Subterranean Homesick Blues; Like A Rolling Stone; Positively 4th Street (3:54 stereo version from Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits and Biograph); I Want You; Just Like A Woman; Rainy Day Women #12 & 35; All Along The Watchtower; Lay, Lady, Lay; If Not For You; You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (1971 version with Happy Traum from Greatest Hits Vol. 2/More Greatest Hits); I Shall be Released (1971 version with Happy Traum from Greatest Hits Vol. 2/More Greatest Hits); Knockin' On Heaven's Door; Tangled Up In Blue (previously on Disc 2); Forever Young (slow version from Planet Waves, previously on Disc 2).

On earlier versions of Disc 1 were: Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? (from Biograph); Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn) ("Basement Tapes" version with The Band from Biograph); I'll Be Your Baby Tonight.

Disc 2: Shelter From The Storm; Hurricane; Gotta Serve Somebody; Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar (new); Jokerman; Everything Is Broken; Blind Willie McTell (from The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3); Not Dark Yet; Make You Feel My Love (new); Dignity (Alternate Version) (formerly R-0273 from the 550 Music/Sony Music Soundtrax compilation Touched By An Angel: The Album, 1998); Things Have Changed (formerly R-0299 from film soundtrack of Wonder Boys, see 2000); Mississippi (new, from "Love And Theft"); Thunder On The Mountain (new); When The Deal Goes Down (new); Beyond Here Lies Nothin' (new).

On earlier versions of Disc 2 were: Changing Of The Guards (1978 version); Tight Connection To My Heart; Silvio.

Thanks to Fred Muller and Harold Lepidus for information that this 2CD set was released by Sony Music in Germany on 8 Feb 2013 and in the UK on 11 Feb 2013 with ten 11" x 12.5" photographs as Music and Photos in 2013, see below. It was also re-released in 2014 as The Essential Bob Dylan again. A vinyl 2LP 23 track set was released in Europe in 2016, also see below.

Thanks to Ian Woodward for information and scans.


"The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964" - promo sampler CD-R, Sony Music (no catalogue number) (UK), Sep 2010:


Front of insert in plastic wallet, scan by Gerd Rundel

This 9-track sampler CD-R comes in a plastic wallet with a folded paper insert and two double-sided A4 sheets of promo information about the 2CD set and the 8CD set The Original Mono Recordings. The CD-R has the number "506608102004 L5" in the clear centre.

Tracklisting: Ballad For A Friend; Man On The Street; Blowin' In The Wind; Tomorrow Is Long (Tomorrow Is A Long Time!); Don't Think Twice, It's All Right; The Times They Are A-Changin'; Guess I'm Doin' Fine. (Total 26:47).

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


Promo letter scan by Gerd Rundel (front of first page)

Promo letter scan by Gerd Rundel (reverse of first page)

Rear of insert in plastic wallet, scan by Gerd Rundel


Unfolded insert scan by Gerd Rundel


CD-R scan by Gerd Rundel


Promo letter scan by Gerd Rundel (front of second page)

Promo letter scan by Gerd Rundel (reverse of second page)

"Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man" - radio broadcast CD-Rs, Sony Music Entertainment (no catalogue number) (USA), Oct 2010/(Australia/New Zealand), Jan 2011:


Front scan by Gerd Rundel (reverse is blank) - US 54 min version

Rear insert scan by Gerd Rundel - US 54 min version


CD-R scan by Gerd Rundel - US 54 min version


Rear scan by Gerd Rundel - US 59 min version


CD-R scan by Gerd Rundel - US 59 min version


James Joyce's book (1992 UK paperback edition)

Front scan by Gerd Rundel (reverse is blank) - US 59 min version

Front scan by Gerd Rundel - Australian 59 min version

Rear scan by Gerd Rundel - Australian 59 min version

CD-R scan by Gerd Rundel - Australian 59 min version

Detail of CD-R, scan by Gerd Rundel - Australian 59 min version

This radio programme hosted by Rita Houston and named after the James Joyce novel contains songs from both The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964 and The Original Mono Recordings. There are also interviews with Roy Silver, Artie Mogull, Colin Escott and Steve Berkowitz. I have no details of the content.

There are two versions of the programme: a 54 min version with time allowed for advertisements, and also a 59 min version for public service broadcasting. Thanks to Fred Muller for information that this was broadcast by Radio New Zealand in two parts on 1 Jan 2011 and 8 Jan 2011. The Australian Sony Music version shown comes in a white card sleeve with front and rear stickers. The disc is a Verbatim CD-R with handwritten text.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


Various Artists - "American Legends: La Discothèque Ideal En 20 Albums Originaux [American Legends: The Ideal Discothèque In 20 Original Albums]" - 20CD boxed, Sony Music (catalogue number?) (France), 31 Oct 2011:


Picture from amazon.fr
Thanks to John Willy Bakke for information about this French 20CD boxed set. Bob's contribution is Bringing It All Back Home. I assume this is the 2004 remastered CD release shown on the right. The 20 albums selected are listed below.
Columbia 512353 2 (Europe) - front scan by Tom Willems
  1. Bruce Springsteen Nebraska
  2. Bob Dylan Bringing It All Back Home
  3. Miles Davis Kind Of Blue
  4. Leonard Cohen Ten New Songs
  5. Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison
  6. Elvis Presley From Elvis In Memphis
  7. Jeff Buckley Grace
  8. Patti Smith Horses
  9. Lou Reed Transformer
  10. Joan Baez Live
  11. Dennis Wilson Pacific Ocean Blue
  12. The Byrds Turn! Turn! Turn!
  13. Jefferson Airplane Surrealistic Pillow
  14. Santana Abraxas
  15. Iggy & The Stooges Raw Power
  16. Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble Texas Flood
  17. Sly & The Family Stone Stand!
  18. Carole King Tapestry
  19. Meat Loaf Bat Out Of Hell
  20. Chet Atkins & Mark Knopfler Neck And Neck

"The Bob Dylan Sampler" - promo compilation 3CD set, Columbia/Sony Music 12473-BDD1/2/3 (USA), 10 Nov 2010:


Columbia/Sony Music 12473-BDD1/2/3 (USA) - front scan by Herta and Gerd Rundel

This is a promotional music licensing sampler housed in a deluxe tri-fold glossy card picture sleeve. This 36-track promotional sampler features custom printed discs titled "The Hits", "Best of The Bootleg Series" and "Forgotten Gems".


Columbia/Sony Music 12473-BDD1/2/3 (USA) - rear scan by Herta and Gerd Rundel


Columbia/Sony Music 12473-BDD1/2/3 (USA) - outside of unfolded card sleeve, scan by Herta and Gerd Rundel


Columbia/Sony Music 12473-BDD1 (USA) - CD1 scan by Herta and Gerd Rundel

Columbia/Sony Music 12473-BDD2 (USA) - CD2 scan by Herta and Gerd Rundel

Columbia/Sony Music 12473-BDD3 (USA) - CD3 scan by Herta and Gerd Rundel


Columbia/Sony Music 12473-BDD1/2/3 (USA) - inside of unfolded card sleeve, scan by Herta and Gerd Rundel

This is a sampler sent to people in the media to encourage the use of Bob Dylan's songs for television and in movies. Sony Music makes them to be distributed around the industry. They are not for public sale. Tracks are as follows:

The Hits: The Times They Are A-Changin’; Blowin’ In The Wind; Like A Rolling Stone; Rainy Day Women #12 & 35; All Along The Watchtower; Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door; Tangled Up In Blue; Subterranean Homesick Blues; Mr. Tambourine Man; Lay, Lady, Lay; Forever Young; Gotta Serve Somebody

Best of The Bootleg Series: Series Of Dreams; I Was Young When I Left Home; Mama, You Been On My Mind; Abandoned Love; Blind Willie McTell; Mississippi; I Wanna Be Your Lover; I’ll Keep It With Mine; Born In Time; Farewell Angelina; Up To Me; Paths Of Victory

Forgotten Gems (by whom? Not by me!): Ring Them Bells; Dignity; Not Dark Yet; Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?; It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue; Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine); If Not For You; Simple Twist Of Fate; Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar; Trying To Get To Heaven; High Water (For Charley Patton); When the Deal Goes Down

Thanks to Hervé from France for finding this on eBay and to Ian Woodward and Arie de Reus for further information.


"Chroniques Volume 1" - book + compilation CD in box, Folio/Sony Music 88697806262 (France), 18 Nov 2010:


Folio/Sony Music 88697806262 (France) - front of box, scan by Franck Faugere
This limited edition boxed set contains the French paperback edition of Bob's autobiography "Chronicles Vol. 1" plus a unique "unreleased" 10-track CD of Dylan album tracks from 1962-89. The CD has no album title.
Folio/Sony Music 88697806262 (France) - rear of box with CD tracklist, scan by Franck Faugere

Folio/Sony Music 88697806262 (France) - front of book, scan by Franck Faugere

Folio/Sony Music 88697806262 (France) - rear of book, scan by Franck Faugere

Columbia/Sony Music 88697806262 (France) - CD scan by Franck Faugere

Tracklist: Blowin' In The Wind; Mr. Tambourine Man; New Morning; Man In The Long Black Coat; Subterranean Homesick Blues; Just Like A Woman; One More Night; Spanish Harlem Incident; Desolation Row; I Want You.


Box closed, open showing contents, plus spine, pictures by Franck Faugere

Thanks to Franck Faugere for information and pictures.


2011


"All Time Best" - compilation CD, Sony Music 88697850802 (Germany), 5 Apr 2011:


Sony Music 88697850802 (Germany) - front picture from amazon.co.uk
This exclusive German release produced in conjunction with the German book company Reclam is actually the 18-track single CD release of Dylan from 2007 with new artwork! Other titles in the series include albums from Johnny Cash and Santana. For more details see the Dylan page of International Album Releases (Regular Albums).

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin and Dr. Hanns Peter Bushoff for information.


Sony Music 88697850802 (Germany) - rear picture from amazon.co.uk

Columbia/Legacy 88697 16131 2 (Austria for Europe) - front of 2007 single CD release, scan by Stuart Moore

"Beyond Here Lies Nothin': The Collection" - compilation 2CD set, Sony Music/Camden Deluxe/Legacy 88697983862 (UK/Australia/NZ), 10 Oct 2011; Camden Deluxe/Sony Music/Legacy S30762C/88697983862 (South Korea), 2011:


Camden Deluxe/Legacy 88697983862 (UK) - front of slipcase (my copy)
This budget 2CD collection in a slipcase is on sale in the UK for only £4.82 (€5.52/$7.46)! The front insert is a single folded card. Thanks to Fred Muller for the information - the track listing is on the Australian press release below.

For The Collection, a 2009 Camden single CD compilation in this series, see International Album Releases (Dylan-Only Compilations) 2000s.


Camden Deluxe/Legacy 88697983862 (UK) - outside of unfolded front insert

Camden 88697538692 (UK) - front (2009 release, my copy)

Camden Deluxe/Legacy 88697983862 (UK) - rear of slipcase

Camden Deluxe/Legacy 88697983862 (UK) - inside of unfolded front insert

Camden Deluxe/Legacy 88697983862 (UK) - detail of rear of slipcase

Camden Deluxe/Legacy 88697983862 (UK) - rear insert

Camden Deluxe/Legacy 88697983862 (UK) - reverse of rear insert (under clear CD tray)

Camden Deluxe/Legacy 88697983862 (UK) - CD1

Camden Deluxe/Legacy 88697983862 (UK) - CD2


Camden Deluxe/Legacy 88697983862 (UK) - detail of CD1


Camden Deluxe/Legacy 88697983862 (UK) - spine of slipcase

Sonny Boy McFitzson has sent me a link to HMV Online in Japan where the catalogue number is given as "88697983872". I can only assume this is a mistake and there are not two different versions.


Camden Deluxe/Sony Music/Legacy 88697983862 (Australia) - front scan by Bill Hester
This Australian edition was released in association with bandit.fm. There is a typo on the rear of the front insert in that "Beyond" is spelled "aBeyond"! The still-sealed South Korean release has a front sticker with the slogan "DYLAN INVENTED MODERN POP MUSIC"!

Thanks to Bill Hester and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Camden Deluxe/Sony Music/Legacy 88697983862 (Australia) - rear of front insert, scan by Bill Hester

Camden Deluxe/Sony Music/Legacy 88697983862 (Australia) - detail of rear of front insert with typo, scan by Bill Hester

Camden Deluxe/Legacy 88697983862 (UK/Australia/NZ) - press information from Fred Muller

Camden Deluxe/Sony Music/Legacy 88697983862 (Australia) - rear insert scan by Bill Hester

Camden Deluxe/Sony Music/Legacy 88697983862 (Australia) - detail of rear insert, scan by Bill Hester

Camden Deluxe/Sony Music/Legacy 88697983862 (Australia) - detail of CD1, scan by Bill Hester

Camden Deluxe/Sony Music/Legacy 88697983862 (Australia) - CD1 scan by Bill Hester

Camden Deluxe/Sony Music/Legacy S30762C/88697983862 (South Korea) - front with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara

Camden Deluxe/Sony Music/Legacy S30762C/88697983862 (South Korea) - front sticker scan by Manuel García Jara

Camden Deluxe/Sony Music/Legacy S30762C/88697983862 (South Korea) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

Camden Deluxe/Sony Music/Legacy S30762C/88697983862 (South Korea) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

Camden Deluxe/Sony Music/Legacy 88697983862 (Australia) - CD2 scan by Bill Hester

2012


"Pure Dylan: An Intimate Look At Bob Dylan" - CD release, Sony Music 88697988082 (Germany), 21 Oct 2011; Sony Music 886979880825 (Australia), 2012:


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

Because this album in a two fold digipak released only in Germany, Switzerland and Austria contains three Dylan rarities, full details are in 2011. The copy sold in Australia comes in a regular jewel case.

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


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

"L'Explosion Rock 61/66" - 2CD release, Sony Music 88691944972 (France), 6 Mar 2012:


Sony Music 88691944972 (France) - front of 2CD set with sticker (my copy)


Sony Music 88691944972 (France) - "Musique & Photos" set with ten photos, picture from amazon.fr


8 disc box and contents - picture from Hervé from France


Sony Music 88691944972 (France) - "Musique & Photos" front scan by Tom Willems


Sony Music 88691944972 (France) - "Musique & Photos" rear scan by Tom Willems

Sony Music 88691944972 (France) - rear of 2CD set


Sony Music 88691944972 (France) - inside of "Musique & Photos" set, photo by Renaud Depierreux


Sony Music 88691944972 (France) - ten prints from "Musique & Photos" set, photo by Renaud Depierreux


Exhibition poster - picture from Hervé from France


"Télérama" magazine - picture from Hervé from France

Thanks to John Willy Bakke and Hervé from France for information about a Bob Dylan exhibition called "L'Explosion Rock 61-66" at the Cité de la Musique, Paris, France from 6 Mar 2012 to 15 Jul 2012. For more details, see here . This is being accompanied by a French Sony Music 2CD release being sold by amazon.fr called L'Explosion Rock 61/66 or as Musique & Photos in a limited edition 11½" x 13" box with ten Jerry Schatzberg frameable prints (approx 9½" x 11" each). The Musique & Photos set does not have the French language booklet that comes with the regular 2CD release.

The tracklisting goes up to 1966's Blonde On Blonde:

CD1: Blowin' In The Wind; Girl From The North Country; Masters Of War; One Too Many Mornings; Song To Woody; A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall; Like A Rolling Stone; Don't Think Twice, It's All Right; To Ramona; I Shall Be Free; The Times They Are A-Changin'; With God On Our Side; Only A Pawn In Their Game; Boots Of Spanish Leather; All I Really Want To Do.

CD2: Mr. Tambourine Man; Chimes Of Freedom; My Back Pages; It Ain't Me, Babe; Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues; Desolation Row; Subterranean Homesick Blues; She Belongs To Me; Love Minus Zero/No Limit; It's All Over Now, Baby Blue; Rainy Day Women #12 & 35; Mama, You Been On My Mind (from The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3, 1991); One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later); I Want You; Just Like A Woman.

There is also an eight disc box that comprises Bob's first seven albums in card sleeves (not omitting The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan as originally reported), the 2007 DVD The Other Side Of The Mirror: Bob Dylan Live At The Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965 (see VHS & DVD 2007-09), and a French language booklet (the same booklet as with the 2CD set, even though it's not included). The new 2CD compilation is only available separately and is not included in this set. For more details see International Album Releases (Multi-Packs) 2010s.

Thanks also to Hervé for information about a special issue of the French magazine "Télérama" called "Dylan is Dylan" issued on 27 Feb 2012 to tie in with the Bob Dylan exhibition. A tie-in French-language book with DVD will also be released shortly. Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for further information, including the fact that Mama, You Been On My Mind is incorrectly credited to "Bob Dylan/Jeff Rosen" with a copyright date of 1991 (the year The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3 was released). Éamonn also thinks the sound of this compilation is superior, although the essay in French is full of errors, particularly with names of songs and albums. Thanks to Tom Willems and Renaud Depierreux for scans of the Musique & Photos 2CD set. Thanks to "Isis" newsletter 165½ for news that a Music & Photos set will be released by Sony Music in Germany on 8 Feb 2013 and in the UK on 11 Feb 2013, although not with the same tracklist, see below. Thanks to Fred Muller for scans of his exhibition ticket and eight-page programme.


Exhibition ticket front scan by Fred Muller

Front of exhibition programme, scan by Fred Muller

Page 2 of exhibition programme, scan by Fred Muller

Page 3 of exhibition programme, scan by Fred Muller

Page 4 of exhibition programme, scan by Fred Muller

Exhibition ticket rear scan by Fred Muller

Page 5 of exhibition programme, scan by Fred Muller

Page 6 of exhibition programme, scan by Fred Muller

Page 7 of exhibition programme, scan by Fred Muller

Rear of exhibition programme, scan by Fred Muller

"Super Hits" - compilation CD release, Sony Music 88725406342 (USA), 29 May 2012; reissue: Sony Music Entertainment 88843021682 (USA), 5 May 2015:


Sony Music 88725406342 (USA) - picture from walmart.com
This budget compilation ($5) in the "Super Hits" series exclusive to Wal-Mart includes Like A Rolling Stone, Blowin' In The Wind and Knockin' On Heaven' Door. It was released generally in 2015 with a new catalogue number.

Thanks to Hank Wellman, Hans Seegers and Tim Dunn for information.


"The Real... Bob Dylan: The Ultimate Bob Dylan Collection" - compilation 3CD release, Sony Music/Columbia Legacy 88725496802 (UK), 1 Oct 2012; Sony Music/Columbia Legacy 887254968023 (Australia), Oct 2012:

Sony Music/Columbia Legacy 88725496802 (UK):


Sony Music/Columbia Legacy 88725496802 (UK) - front of digipak (my copy)


Sony Music/Columbia Legacy 88725496802 (UK) - photo from amazon.co.uk


Sony Music/Columbia Legacy 88725496802 (UK) - detail of CD1

Sony Music/Columbia Legacy 88725496802 (UK) - detail of CD2

Sony Music/Columbia Legacy 88725496802 (UK) - detail of CD3


Picture from amazon.co.uk


Sony Music/Columbia Legacy 88725496802 (UK) - outside of unfolded digipak


Sony Music/Columbia Legacy 88725496802 (UK) - detail of rear of digipak


Sony Music/Columbia Legacy 88725496802 (UK) - inside of unfolded digipak with CDs


Sony Music/Columbia Legacy 88725496802 (UK) - inside of unfolded digipak without CDs showing tracklistings

This is one of a series of budget 3CD sets called The Real... xxx: The Ultimate xxx Collection (shown on the right at the top is the equivalent Elvis Presley compilation - RCA Victor was part of BMG, which merged with Sony in 2008). For The Real.. Blues Collection and The Real... Country Collection, both with Dylan tracks, see the 2015 and 2016 pages of International Compilations: Various Artists Albums with Dylan Songs. This set comes in a three panel folded digipak - there is no booklet. The CDs are designed to look like vinyl LPs. The compilation contains a few interesting choices as shown below. Tracklisting:


Columbia 498361 9 (UK, 2000) - front including sticker (my copy)

CD1: Talkin' New York; Song To Woody; A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall; The Times They Are A-Changin'; With God On Our Side; Chimes Of Freedom; Boots Of Spanish Leather; Mr. Tambourine Man; It's All Right, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding); Like A Rolling Stone; I Want You; Positively 4th Street* (3:54); Down Along The Cove; All Along The Watchtower; I'll Be Your Baby Tonight; Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You.

*This version of Positively 4th Street is the stereo version of the original single which is now to be found on CD only on 1985's Biograph and on the non-US release The Best Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2, see 2000). The stereo version on the 2012 remastered Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (US release) is a longer mix at 4:12.

StreetLegalRemasteredFront.jpg (25917 bytes)
Columbia COL 494788 2 (Europe, 1999) - front scan by Franck Faugere
CD2: If Not For You; You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (the 1971 version from Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. 2, not the 1968 version from The Basement Tapes); Forever Young (unusually, the "fast" version from Planet Waves); Watching The River Flow; Knockin' On Heaven's Door; On A Night Like This; The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo); Precious Angel; Tangled Up In Blue; Gotta Serve Somebody; One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below); Changing Of The Guards (7:03, from 1999 remastered version of Street-Legal); Hurricane; Buckets Of Rain.

Columbia/Legacy 88697357952 (Europe, 2008) - front of slipcase with sticker (my copy)
CD3: Silvio; Foot Of Pride; Blind Willie McTell; Jokerman; Pressing On; Everything Is Broken; Series Of Dreams (6:25, alternate version from CD2 of 2008's The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006); Most Of The Time (3:35, alternate version from CD1 of 2008's The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006); The Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar (from revised LP and CD releases of Shot Of Love); Every Grain Of Sand; Sweetheart Like You; Brownsville Girl; Dignity* (5:36, original 1989 Oh Mercy out-take produced by Daniel Lanois); Dark Eyes.

*This version of Dignity is not the 1994 Brendan O'Brien remixed version for Greatest Hits Vol. 3, but from the 550 Music/Sony Music Soundtrax compilation Touched By An Angel: The Album, see 1998. It was later included on the 2000 European/Japanese Columbia compilations The Best Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2, see 2000. It is now no longer a rarity since it is also included in The Essential Bob Dylan (2000) on the bobdylan.com albums page.


550 Music/Sony Music Soundtrax BK 68971 (USA, 1998) - front of jewel case with sticker (my copy)

Thanks to Dag Braathen and Renaud Depierreux for information.

Sony Music/Columbia Legacy 887254968023 (Australia):


Sony Music/Columbia Legacy 887254968023 (Australia) - front of digipak, scan by Stuart Moore
This 3CD set in a folded digipak is the direct equivalent of the UK release.

Thanks to Stuart Moore for information and scans.


Sony Music/Columbia Legacy 887254968023 (Australia) - outside of digipak, scan by Stuart Moore

Sony Music/Columbia Legacy 887254968023 (Australia) - rear of digipak, scan by Stuart Moore

Sony Music/Columbia Legacy 887254968023 (Australia) - rear tray scan by Stuart Moore


Sony Music/Columbia Legacy 887254968023 (Australia) - inside of digipak, scan by Stuart Moore


Sony Music/Columbia Legacy 887254968023 (Australia) - CD1 scan by Stuart Moore

Sony Music/Columbia Legacy 887254968023 (Australia) - CD2 scan by Stuart Moore

Sony Music/Columbia Legacy 887254968023 (Australia) - CD3 scan by Stuart Moore

"The 50th Anniversary Collection" - limited edition 4CD-R set, Sony Music 8876546022 (Europe), 28 Dec 2012:


Sony Music 8876546022 (Europe) - front scan from badlands.com
This amazing 4CD-R set limited to 100 copies has been released in order to keep the European copyrights for the included material out of the public domain. It contains 86 tracks from 1962 including studio sessions tracks and live recordings, almost all officially unreleased, including 24 tracks previously uncirculating. For the full track listings see 2012.

Thanks to Steven Jump of Badlands for the information and the copy!


Sony Music 8876546022 (Europe) - alternate front found by Freddy Ordóñez Araque

2013


"Music & Photos" - 2CD set, Sony Music 9781908709301 (Germany), 8 Feb 2013/(UK), 11 Feb 2013:


Sony Music 9781908709301 (Europe) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

This 2CD set comes with ten 11" x 12.5" photographs and is part of the new "Music & Photos" series, made to attract fans who still enjoy purchasing physical product, as opposed to intangible downloads. The initial releases in the "Music & Photos" series also feature Jeff Buckley, Elvis Presley, and Miles Davis. Each CD set in the series will be packaged with ten photographic prints, housed in a large book (11.4" x 0.4" x 12.9"). The tracks included in the Dylan release are the same as the Oct 2010 European revised version of The Essential Bob Dylan (see above and 2014 below). It was not released in the USA.

A vinyl 2LP 23 track set of The Essential Bob Dylan was released in Europe in 2016, also see below.

Thanks to Fred Muller, Harold Lepidus and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Sony Music 9781908709301 (Europe) - outside of book unfolded, scan by Manuel García Jara


Sony Music 9781908709301 (Europe) - picture from www.examiner.com (slightly different front design)

Sony Music 9781908709301 (Europe) - CD1 scan by Manuel García Jara

Sony Music 9781908709301 (Europe) - inside of book unfolded with discs and photos, scan by Manuel García Jara

Sony Music 9781908709301 (Europe) - inside of book unfolded with discs but with photos removed showing tracklist, scan by Manuel García Jara

Sony Music 9781908709301 (Europe) - CD2 scan by Manuel García Jara

"Threads + Grooves" - CD + T-shirt, Columbia/Legacy 88765 45046 2 (USA), 12 Feb 2013:


Columbia/Legacy 88765 45046 2 (USA) - front picture from amazon.com

This release in a new "Threads + Grooves" series is a 8½" x 5¼" x 2" box with a large black T-shirt (a 1966 photo of Dylan in shades) and the 2008 compilation CD+ Playlist: The Very Best Of Bob Dylan '60s (see International Album Releases (Dylan-Only Compilations) 2000s). The CD is in a plastic jewel box (unlike its earlier namesake which came in a card sleeve) with a different catalogue number than the complete package, and its predecessor: 88697 84573 2 (number on disk and spine of jewel box). The front is the same on both issues but the rear is somewhat different as the earlier release has text "what makes the perfect playlist?" and "100% recycled paperboard" while the new release does not. More scans required! (Hank Wellman says that the album is on sale in "Best Buy" separately in a jewel case)

Thanks to Tim Dunn for information.


"Un Ora Con Bob Dylan [An Hour With Bob Dylan]" - compilation CD, Sony Music 8883753692 (Italy), 10 Jul 2013:


Sony Music 8883753692 (Italy) - front picture from amazon.co.uk
Thanks to Tim Price for information about this single CD compilation exclusive to Italy.
Sony Music 8883753692 (Italy) - rear picture from amazon.co.uk

"Bob Dylan: Seleção Essencial - Grandes Sucessos" - compilation CD, Sony Music 88725480042 (Brazil), 2013:


Sony Music 88725480042 (Brazil) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
This is a limited edition re-release of The Collection from 2009, restricted to 5000 copies. For full details see International Album Releases (Dylan-Only Compilations) 2000s.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scan.


"Bootleg 10 - Compilation 1" - promo compilation CD-R, Columbia (no catalogue number) (USA), Aug 2013:


Front picture from eBay
This Columbia US 13 track sampler on CD-R comes in a generic promo card sleeve with a front circular cut-out and a rear sticker. The tracks are taken from the 4CD Deluxe Limited Edition of The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971), although only one track comes from CD4, the remastered Self Portrait, the original version of Copper Kettle. This track without overdubs from CD2 is also on this sampler. Highway 61 Revisited, here wrongly listed as "Highway 61", is the live version from the Isle of Wight and could come from CD2 or CD3. The disc is numbered and watermarked. The front sticker "AUTHENTIC LIMITED EDITION" seems unusual, and may have been added by the seller.

Thanks to Arie de Reus for information.


Rear picture from eBay

"The Complete Album Collection Vol. One Sampler" - 3CD-R promo set, Columbia/Sony Music (no catalogue number) (USA), Oct 2013/(Europe), 4 Nov 2013:


Insert front scan
by Anthony Perry
This 3CD-R sampler for the 47CD set below comes in three plastic wallets with paper inserts. The front of each insert is the same. The CD-Rs are numbered and watermarked. This sampler contains one track from each of the 41 albums below and CD-R1 contains a rarity, Lily Of The West from 1973's Dylan, so the set is listed in 2013.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for finding this on eBay and to Anthony Perry for scans.


Rear of insert 1, scan by Anthony Perry

CD-R1 scan by Anthony Perry

Rear of insert 2, scan by Anthony Perry

CD-R2 scan by Anthony Perry

Rear of insert 3, scan by Anthony Perry

CD-R3 scan by Anthony Perry

"The Very Best Of Bob Dylan" - compilation CD (Standard Edition), Sony Music (catalogue number?) (Europe), 4 Nov 2013; compilation 2CD set (Deluxe Edition), Sony Music 88883784432 (Europe), 4 Nov 2013; Sony Music SICP 30135-6 (Japan), 7 Dec 2016:


Standard single CD Edition (18 tracks) - picture from amazon.co.uk
These two compilations are selected from the 47CD boxed set The Complete Album Collection Volume One. This set includes 41 Dylan albums (35 studio albums and six live albums), 14 of which have been remastered for this project. Three tracks on CD2 of the Deluxe Edition are from the non-album tracks 2CD set Side Tracks. For more details see International Album Releases (Multi-Packs) 2010s.
Sony Music 88883784432 (Europe), Deluxe 2CD Edition (35 tracks) - front of slipcase (my copy)


Sony Music SICP 30135-6 (Japan), Deluxe 2CD Edition (35 tracks) - front with obi and sticker, scan by Wil Gielen


Sony Music SICP 30135-6 (Japan), Deluxe 2CD Edition (35 tracks) - rear photo from www.discogs.com

The Japanese 2CD release belatedly issued in Dec 2016 has an obi price of ¥2,500 plus sales tax. The CDs are in Blu-spec CD2 format and it has a rear insert exclusive to Japan with artwork by Jun Miura.

The front has the same sticker as the Japanese release of the 36CD boxed set The 1966 Live Recordings celebrating Bob being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, with text:

The answer, my friend, is in this.
Celebrating The Nobel Prize Laureate, this is a career-spanning best-of beginning guide for the next generation.

The Japanese booklet has essays by Jun Miura and Naoki Urasawa.

The contents of the CDs are as follows:

Single CD set: Deluxe 2CD set:  

1. Like A Rolling Stone
2. Blowin' In The Wind
3. Subterranean Homesick Blues
4. Lay, Lady, Lay
5. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
6. I Want You
7. All Along The Watchtower
8. Tangled Up In Blue
9. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
10. Hurricane
11. Just Like A Woman
12. Mr. Tambourine Man
13. It Ain't Me, Babe
14. The Times They Are A-Changin'
15. Duquesne Whistle
16. Baby, Stop Crying*
17. Make You Feel My Love
18. Thunder On The Mountain
Disc 1 (same as single CD):
1. Like A Rolling Stone
2. Blowin' In The Wind
3. Subterranean Homesick Blues
4. Lay, Lady, Lay
5. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
6. I Want You
7. All Along The Watchtower
8. Tangled Up In Blue
9. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
10. Hurricane
11. Just Like A Woman
12. Mr. Tambourine Man
13. It Ain't Me, Babe
14. The Times They Are A-Changin'
15. Duquesne Whistle
16. Baby, Stop Crying*
17. Make You Feel My Love
18. Thunder On The Mountain
Disc 2:
1. Maggie's Farm
2. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
3. Girl From The North Country
4. Positively 4th Street (from Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, included on
Side Tracks)
5. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
6. Shelter From The Storm
7. Mississippi
8. (Quinn the Eskimo) The Mighty Quinn (live at the 1969 Isle of Wight Festival from Self Portrait*)
9. I Shall Be Released (from Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II, included on
Side Tracks)
10. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
11. Forever Young (slow version)
12. Gotta Serve Somebody
13. Things Have Changed (from Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits 3, included on
Side Tracks)
14. Jokerman
15. Not Dark Yet
16. Ring Them Bells
17. Beyond Here Lies Nothin'

*remastered for The Complete Album Collection Vol. One.

Deluxe Edition (2CD): Sony Music 88883784432 (Europe):


Sony Music 88883784432 (Europe) - front of jewel case (my copy)

Sony Music 88883784432 (Europe) - outside of unfolded front insert

Sony Music 88883784432 (Europe) - inside of unfolded front insert

Sony Music 88883784432 (Europe) - rear of slipcase

Sony Music 88883784432 (Europe) - detail of rear of front insert


Sony Music 88883784432 (Europe) - rear insert


Sony Music 88883784432 (Europe) - reverse of rear insert

Sony Music 88883784432 (Europe) - CD1

Sony Music 88883784432 (Europe) - detail of CD1

Sony Music 88883784432 (Europe) - CD2


Sony Music 88883784432 (Europe) - detail of rear insert

The Deluxe Edition comes in a slimline 2CD jewel case with a card slipcase. The front insert is an eight-page stapled booklet with The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) and The Complete Album Collection Vol. One advertised in the centre. Both the packaging and the CDs were made in the EU.

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin and Wil Gielen for information and scan.


"Side Tracks" - 2CD set, Columbia/Legacy 88691924312JK42 (USA/Europe), 4 Nov 2013; Sony Music SICP 30519-20 (Japan), 26 Mar 2014; Limited edition 3LP set, Columbia/Legacy 88883772551 (USA), 29 Nov 2013; Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOVLP964 (NL for Europe), 29 Nov 2013:


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312JK42 (USA/Europe) - outside of unfolded card sleeve of 2CD set (my copy)

This 2CD non-album track compilation from The Complete Album Collection Vol. One contains a rarity (R-0085, George Jackson - acoustic version, B-side of 1971 Columbia single, see 1971). Also, Mixed-Up Confusion is now confirmed as the alternate take from the 1985 release of Biograph (R-0748, see 1985), not the stereo mix of the original 1962 single that appeared on the 1997 remastered edition of Biograph (R-0007, see 1997)! Because of the rarities, full details are in 2013.

The Japanese 2CD set comes on Blu-Spec CD2 discs and has an orange/white top obi. There is also a Japanese language booklet.

Side Tracks was also released in the USA and Europe as a Record Store Day limited numbered edition 3LP set in a three panel gatefold sleeve.

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


Columbia/Legacy 88883772551
(USA) - front of 3LP set with sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel


Sony Music SICP 30519-20 (Japan) - front of card sleeve of 2CD set with obi, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson


Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOVLP964 (NL for Europe) - front of 3LP set with stickers (my copy)


"50th Anniversary Collection 1963" - 6LP stereo/mono vinyl boxed set, Columbia/Legacy 88883799701 (Europe), 2 Dec 2013:


Columbia/Legacy 88883799701 (Europe) - front of box (my copy)
Thanks to Derek Barker, Harold Lepidus, Philip Jump and Ronald Born for news of a second instalment of the 50th Anniversary Collection to be released on 2 Dec 2013. The 2012 release was a very limited 4CD-R set covering unreleased studio and live performances from 1962, this 2013 release is a 6LP stereo/mono vinyl boxed set covering unreleased studio and live performances from 1963. The set will be on sale from independent retailers only in the UK, France, Germany and Scandinavia. The tracklisting is pasted on the rear of the box. The individual LPs are come in inner sleeves numbered 88883799701JK1 to 88883799701JK6 on the rear of the sleeves at bottom right. Because every track of this set is a rarity, full details are in 2013.
Columbia/Legacy 88883799701 (Europe) - rear of box (my copy)

2014


"The 60s" - compilation CD, Sony Music Commercial Music Group 88883780142 (USA), 27 Jan 2014:


Sony Music Commercial Music Group 88883780142 (USA) - picture from Walmart.com
This budget 10 track CD is being sold at outlets such as Walmart and Bestbuy.

Tracklisting: Blowin' In The Wind; Don't Think Twice, It's All Right; The Times They Are A-Changin'; It Ain't Me Babe; Mr. Tambourine Man; Subterranean Homesick Blues; Like A Rolling Stone; Just Like A Woman; All Along The Watchtower; Lay, Lady, Lay.

This is not a reissue of the 14-track 2008 compilation Playlist: The Very Best Of Bob Dylan '60s, see International Album Releases (Dylan-Only Compilations) 2000s. In fact. it has only four tracks in common.

Thanks to Dag Braathen, Tim Dunn and Hans Seegers for information.


"The 70s" - compilation CD, Sony Music Commercial Music Group 88883780162 (USA), 27 Jan 2014:


Sony Music Commercial Music Group 88883780162 (USA) - picture from Walmart.com
This budget 10 track CD is being sold at outlets such as Walmart and Bestbuy.

Tracklisting: If Not For You; Watching The River Flow; Knockin' On Heaven's Door; Forever Young; Simple Twist Of Fate; Shelter From The Storm; This Wheel's On Fire; Hurricane; Changing Of The Guards; Gotta Serve Somebody.

This is not a reissue of the 14-track 2009 compilation Playlist: The Very Best Of Bob Dylan '70s, see International Album Releases (Dylan-Only Compilations) 2000s. In fact. again it has only four tracks in common. It's unusual in that This Wheel's On Fire is a 1960s song (although released on 1975's The Basement Tapes), and Tangled Up In Blue is missing!

Thanks to Dag Braathen and Tim Dunn for information.


"The Essential Bob Dylan" - 2CD set, Sony Music 88843059232 (Europe), 28 Apr 2014:


Sony Music 88843059232 (Europe) - front scan by Tom Willems

This new 36-track 2CD release in a "Super Jewel Box" is yet another updated version of the previous 2001 European 36-track 2CD set with the same title, see 2001. See above for the 2010 release.

The new tracklist, with one new song and some restored from previous Essential releases, is:


Sony Music 88843059232 (Europe) - rear scan by Tom Willems


Sony Music 88843059232 (Europe) - CD1 scan by Tom Willems


Sony Music 88843059232 (Europe) - CD2 scan by Tom Willems

Disc 1: Blowin' In The Wind; Don't Think Twice, It's All Right; The Times They Are A-Changin'; It Ain't Me, Babe; Maggie's Farm; ; Mr. Tambourine Man; Subterranean Homesick Blues; Like A Rolling Stone; Positively 4th Street (3:54 stereo version from Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits and Biograph); Just Like A Woman; Rainy Day Women #12 & 35; All Along The Watchtower; Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn) ("Basement Tapes" version with The Band from Biograph); I'll Be Your Baby Tonight; Lay, Lady, Lay; If Not For You;

On earlier versions of Disc 1 were: It's All Over Now, Baby Blue; Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? (from Biograph); I Want You.

Disc 2: I Shall be Released (1971 version with Happy Traum from Greatest Hits Vol. 2/More Greatest Hits); You Ain't Going Nowhere (1971 version with Happy Traum from Greatest Hits Vol. 2/More Greatest Hits); Knockin' On Heaven's Door; Forever Young (slow version from Planet Waves, back on Disc 2); Tangled Up In Blue (back on Disc 2); Hurricane; Ring Them Bells; Gotta Serve Somebody; Jokerman; Not Dark Yet; Things Have Changed (formerly R-0299 from film soundtrack of Wonder Boys, see 2000); Make You Feel My Love; Mississippi (from "Love And Theft"); Beyond Here Lies Nothin'; Duquesne Whistle (new, from Tempest); When The Deal Goes Down.

On earlier versions of Disc 2 were: Changing Of The Guards (1978 version); Shelter From The Storm; Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar; Tight Connection To My Heart; Silvio; Everything Is Broken; Blind Willie McTell (from The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3); Dignity (Alternate Version) (formerly R-0273 from the 550 Music/Sony Music Soundtrax compilation Touched By An Angel: The Album, 1998); Thunder On The Mountain.

 A vinyl 2LP 23 track set was released in Europe in 2016, also see below.

Thanks to Tom Willems for information and scans.


"Playlist: The Very Best Of Bob Dylan" - compilation CD, Columbia/Legacy 88875002312 (USA), 23 Sep 2014/Sony Music 88875002312 (Europe), 22 Sep 2014:


Sony Music 88875002312 (Europe) - picture from amazon.co.uk
Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin and Tim Dunn for information about this new 14-track single CD compilation, which includes Blowin In The Wind; The Times They Are A-Changin'; Mr. Tambourine Man; Like A Rolling Stone; Just Like A| Woman; Lay, Lady, Lay; Tangled Up In Blue; Hurricane; Gotta Serve Somebody; Jokerman; Make You Feel My Love; Things Have Changed; Thunder On The Mountain; Duquesne Whistle.

Tim Dunn's US copy has a sticker including the text "THE HITS PLUS THE FAN FAVORITES".


Bob Dylan/The Band - "The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - The Basement Tapes Sampler" - promo CD and reel-to-reel tape releases, Columbia/Legacy 88875033852 (USA), Oct 2014:


Columbia/Legacy 88875033852 (USA) - front in jewel case, photo from eBay

Columbia/Legacy 88875033852 (USA) - front scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia/Legacy 88875033852 (USA) - reverse of front insert scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia/Legacy 88875033852 (USA) - rear insert scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia/Legacy 88875033852 (USA) - reverse of rear insert scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia/Legacy 88875033852 (USA) - CD scan by Gerd Rundel

This 15 track promo sampler CD comes in a jewel case with a clear CD tray, a single card front insert and a rear insert.

Track list (all presumably selected from the Raw 2CD set): Odds And Ends; Million Dollar Bash; You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (take 1); Ain't No More Cane; One Too Many Mornings; Dress It Up, Better Have It All; Too Much Of Nothing; Lo And Behold!; All You Have To Do Is Dream; Nothing Was Delivered; Folsom Prison Blues; Don't Ya Tell Henry; 900 Miles From My Home; I'm Your Teenage Prayer; I Shall Be Released.


Front of tape box scan by Gerd Rundel


Rear of tape box scan by Gerd Rundel


Detail of rear of tape box, scan by Gerd Rundel


Inside of tape box photo by Gerd Rundel


Tape reel scan by Arie de Reus

There is also a limited promotional edition of 100 copies of a ten-track reel-to-reel tape, packaged in a reproduction tape box of the type used by Garth Hudson in 1967. Track list: Million Dollar Bash; Yea! Heavy And A Bottle Of Bread; Please, Mrs. Henry; Crash On The Levee; Lo And Behold!; Tiny Montgomery; This Wheel's On Fire; You Ain't Goin' Nowhere; I Shall Be Released; Too Much Of Nothing. Thanks to Arie de Reus for information that these ten tracks are the original Garth Hudson mixes, and not taken from either the CD releases. The ten performances are therefore rarities and have been added to 2014.

Thanks to Tim Dunn, Gerd Rundel and Arie de Reus for information and pictures.


Bob Dylan/The Band - "The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - The Basement Tapes One Hour Radio Special: 59:00 Version" - promo CD-R release, Columbia/Legacy (no catalogue number) (USA), Nov 2014:


Picture from eBay
Thanks to Wiebke Dittmer for finding this radio station CD-R on eBay. It comes in a plastic wallet with a printed insert and an information sheet. This 59:00 version has been made for broadcast on public service radio stations. Gerd Rundel has also found a 54:00 version for broadcast on commercial radio stations on eBay.
Picture from eBay

"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 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. Because every track of this set is a rarity, full details are in 2014.

2015


Bob Dylan/The Band - "The Basement Tape" - mono vinyl LP releases, Other People's Music OPM 281/ Columbia/Legacy 88875064261 (USA/UK/NL), 18 Apr 2015:


Other People's Music OPM 281/ Columbia/Legacy 88875064261 (USA) - front with wraparound cover, photo by Steven Fant (200gm "Big Pink" vinyl edition, red text)
As part of Record Store Day on 18 Apr 2015 in the USA and UK (also Holland) there were three vinyl releases of The Basement Tape signed by Garth Hudson, available in mono only. They reproduce the original 1968 Emidisc UK 14 track test pressing LP, reportedly the source of the songs made available to UK groups such as Manfred Mann (The Mighty Quinn), The Brian Auger Trinity/Julie Driscoll (This Wheel's On Fire), Fairport Convention (Million Dollar Bash), etc., see 1968.
Other People's Music OPM 281/ Columbia/Legacy 88875064261 (USA) - front with wraparound cover, photo by Steven Fant (180gm "Bootleg Black" vinyl edition, blue text)

Other People's Music OPM 281/ Columbia/Legacy 88875064261 (USA) - front with wraparound cover (my copy, 130gm "Basic Black" vinyl edition, black text

As none of the tracks are now rarities, these releases have been added to The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - The Basement Tapes Complete/Raw page of International Albums (Regular).

Thanks to Steven Fant for information and pictures.


"The Bootleg Series Vol. 12: Bob Dylan 1965-1966 The Cutting Edge Sampler" - promo compilation CD release, Columbia/Legacy 88875170652 (USA), Oct 2015:


Columbia/Legacy 88875170652 (USA) - front scan by Stephan Pickering
This single CD sampler comes in a regular jewel case and contains fifteen tracks from the 2CD set The Best Of The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12.
Columbia/Legacy 88875170652 (USA) - rear scan by Stephan Pickering


Columbia/Legacy 88875170652 (USA) - CD scan by Michel Pomarede


Columbia/Legacy 88875170652 (USA) - detail of CD, scan by Michel Pomarede
  1. She Belongs to Me - Take 1 (1/13/1965) solo acoustic (2:56) - Best Of CD1 track 4
  2. Subterranean Homesick Blues - Take 1 (1/14/1965) alternate take (2:37) - Best Of CD1 track 5
  3. Like a Rolling Stone - Take 5 (6/15/1965) rehearsal (1:43) - Best Of CD1 track 14
  4. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry - Take 8 (6/15/1965) alternate take (3:28) - Best Of CD1 track 13
  5. Desolation Row - Take 2 (8/4/1965) piano demo (1:59) - Best Of CD1 track 18
  6. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues - Take 3 (8/2/1965) rehearsal (5:37) - Best Of CD2 track 4
  7. Highway 61 Revisited - Take 3 (8/2/1965) alternate take (3:28) - Best Of CD2 track 5
  8. Queen Jane Approximately - Take 5 (8/2/1965) alternate take (6:01) - Best Of CD2 track 6
  9. Visions of Johanna - Take 5 (11/30/1965) rehearsal (7:39) - Best Of CD2 track 7
  10. She’s Your Lover Now - Take 6 (1/21/1966) rehearsal (4:56) - Best Of CD2 track 8
    The rear insert of this sampler says that this track was previously released on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3, 1991. However, the track listings released for the 6CD and 18CD sets say that the version released on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3, 1991, was take 15 from the same session!
  11. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat - Take 8 (2/14/1966) alternate take (3:26) - Best Of CD2 track 10
  12. Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again - Take 13 (2/17/1966) alternate take (4:01) - Best Of CD2 track 12
  13. Absolutely Sweet Marie - Take 1 (3/7/1966) alternate take (5:04) - Best Of CD2 track 13
  14. Pledging My Time - Take 1 (3/8/1966) alternate take (3:21) - Best Of CD2 track 15
  15. I Want You - Take 4 (3/10/1966) alternate take (2:51) - Best Of CD2 track 16


Columbia/Legacy 88875170652 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Stephan Pickering

Thanks to Stephan Pickering and Michel Pomarede for information and scans.


"50th Anniversary Collection 1965" - 208 track download, Columbia/Legacy (no catalogue number) (USA), 4 Dec 2015:

Full details of the 50th Anniversary Collection 1965 208 track download available only to purchasers of The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 - Bob Dylan 1965-1966 The Cutting Edge Collector's Edition are here. Thanks to Bob Stacy for his extensive analysis!

2016


"Dylan Revisited: The All Time Best" - 5CD boxed set, Sony Music SICP 4761-65 (Japan), 13 Apr 2016:


SICP 4761-65 (Japan) - front picture from www.hmv.jp
This 5CD limited edition boxed set with 87 tracks is being released in Japan in conjunction with Bob's April 2016 tour there, and also to celebrate his 75th birthday. The set was compiled by Kenta Hagiwara, who also wrote the liner notes, with lyrics translated by Goro Nakagawa (English lyrics for some songs aren't included "by the artist's intention"). The publicity says this is the first Dylan compilation exclusively released by Sony Music Japan, but reading the "Dylan-only Compilations" pages of this web-site will quickly show that this is very much untrue! There have been many exclusive Japanese releases from the 1960s onwards. The price of this set is ¥10,800 ($98)!
SICP 4761-65 (Japan) - set photo from Freddy Ordóñez Araque

Tracklisting:

CD1
1. Song to Woody
2. Blowin' in the Wind
3. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
4. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
5. The Times They Are A-Changin'
6. One Too Many Mornings
7. All I Really Want to Do
8. It Ain't Me, Babe
9. My Back Pages
10. Subterranean Homesick Blues
11. Maggie's Farm
12. Mr. Tambourine Man
13. Like a Rolling Stone
14. Highway 61 Revisited
15. Queen Jane Approximately
16. Positively 4th Street
17. Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again
18. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
CD2
1. I Want You
2. Just Like a Woman
3. All Along the Watchtower
4. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
5. I Threw It All Away
6. Lay Lady Lay
7. Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You
8. This Wheel's on Fire
9. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (from The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - The Basement Tapes Raw, The Basement Tapes 1975 version without overdubs)
10. Wigwam
11. If Not for You
12. The Man in Me
13. I Shall Be Released (Happy Traum version from Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II)
14. Watching the River Flow
15. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
16. On a Night Like This
17. Forever Young (slow version)
18. Most Likely You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine (from Before the Flood)
19. Tangled Up in Blue
20. Simple Twist of Fate
21. Hurricane
CD3
1. Mozambique
2. One More Cup of Coffee
3. Changing of the Guards
4. Gotta Serve Somebody
5. Precious Angel
6. Jokerman
7. Sweetheart Like You
8. The Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar
9. Every Grain of Sand
10. Tight Connection to My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love?)
11. Brownsville Girl
12. Silvio
13. Everything Is Broken
14. Ring Them Bells
15. Most of the Time

CD4
1. Under the Red Sky
2. Dignity (the Oh Mercy outtake that first appeared on Touched By An Angel: the Album, 1998, and then on Dylan, 2007)
3. Not Dark Yet
4. Tryin' to Get to Heaven
5. Things Have Changed
6. Make You Feel My Love
7. Summer Days
8. Po' Boy
9. Someday Baby
10. When the Deal Goes Down
11. Workingman's Blues #2
12. Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
13. I Feel a Change Comin' On
14. Duquesne Whistle
15. Long and Wasted Years
16. That Lucky Old Sun

CD5 - The Best of The Bootleg Series (including Biograph)
1. Dink's Song
2. Worried Blues
3. Mama, You Been on My Mind
4. Farewell, Angelina
5. I'll Keep It with Mine (Biograph version)
6. Lay Down Your Weary Tune
7. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (from
The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3)
8. Tell Me Momma (from
The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 - Live 1966)
9. All You Have to Do Is Dream (Take 2)
10. Pretty Saro (Unreleased)
 This is actually the version from The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) (CD1, track 3), which was unreleased until 2013.
11. Blind Willie McTell
12. Abandoned Love
13. Series of Dreams (from CD2 of Tell Tale Signs)
14. Born in Time (from Tell Tale Signs)
15. Cold Iron Bound (from Tell Tale Signs)
16. Mississippi (from CD1 of Tell Tale Signs)
17. High Water (For Charley Patton) (from Tell Tale Signs)
 

Thanks to Sonny Boy McFitzson, Freddy Ordóñez Araque and Les Kokay for information.


"The Essential Bob Dylan" - stereo 2LP set, Columbia 88985309551 3 (USA); Columbia/Sony Music 88985309551 (Europe), 8 Jul 2016:
Tim Dunn informs me that there is also a vinyl release in the USA which can be bought at record stores and Barnes & Noble, although the copies being sold in the USA on www.amazon.com are from Europe.

Columbia 88985309551 3 (USA), 8 Jul 2016:


Columbia/Sony Music 88985309551 (USA) - front picture from www.amazon.com
Thanks to Matthew Cianci for information about this 2LP set, a new version of the 2000 2CD compilation album, released in Europe on 8 Jul 2016. It contains only 23 tracks (the original 2000 CD release had 30 tracks, although 36 track and updated versions have been released since), but Side 4 includes three tracks not released in 2000, up to Long And Wasted Years from Tempest in 2012. For the previous 2010 and 2014 2CD sets, see above.

The set comes in a wide single sleeve that holds both records, not a gatefold sleeve. The records are in plain white paper inner sleeves. There is a double-sided insert with release dates of all the tracks, credits, etc. The records have silver Columbia record labels.


Columbia/Sony Music 88985309551 (USA) - rear with Argentinean barcode sticker, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay


Columbia/Sony Music 88985309551 (USA) - rear Argentinean barcode sticker scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Columbia/Sony Music 88985309551 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Columbia/Sony Music 88985309551 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Columbia/Sony Music 88985309551 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Columbia/Sony Music 88985309551 (USA) - Side 3 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Columbia/Sony Music 88985309551 (USA) - Side 4 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay


Columbia/Sony Music 88985309551 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay


Columbia/Sony Music 88985309551 (USA) - spine scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Tracklisting:

Side 1: Blowin' In the Wind; Don't Think Twice, It's All Right; The Times They Are A-Changin'; It Ain't Me Babe; Maggie's Farm; Mr. Tambourine Man; Subterranean Homesick Blues
Side 2: Like a Rolling Stone; Positively 4th Street; Just Like a Woman; Rainy Day Women #12 & 35; Lay, Lady, Lay; Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Side 3: Forever Young; 2. Tangled up in Blue; Gotta Serve Somebody; Jokerman; Make You Feel My Love
Side 4: Things Have Changed; Mississippi; When the Deal Goes Down; Beyond Here Lies Nothin'; Long and Wasted Years.

This album is listed in International Album Releases (Regular Dylan Albums), but also here for completion.

Sergio Mariano Romay's copy was bought in Argentina, and has a local barcode sticker on the rear sleeve. The records were made in the USA and have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 -88985 309 551-A  NRP, Side 2 - 88985 309 551-B  WG/NRP, Side 3 - 88985 309 551-C  NRP, Side 4 - 88985 309551-D  NRP. "WG/NRP" means the records were mastered by Wes Garland at Nashville Record Productions, Nashville, TN.

Columbia/Sony Music 88985309551 (Europe), 8 Jul 2016:


Columbia/Sony Music 88985309551 (Europe) - front with sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia/Sony Music 88985309551 (Europe) - front sticker scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia/Sony Music 88985309551 (Europe) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia/Sony Music 88985309551 (Europe) - rear with sticker, picture from www.amazon.co.uk


Columbia/Sony Music 88985309551 (Europe) - insert front scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia/Sony Music 88985309551 (Europe) - insert rear scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia/Sony Music 88985309551 (Europe) - detail of insert rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia/Sony Music 88985309551 (Europe) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia/Sony Music 88985309551 (Europe) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia/Sony Music 88985309551 (Europe) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia/Sony Music 88985309551 (Europe) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia/Sony Music 88985309551 (Europe) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia/Sony Music 88985309551 (Europe) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

The European release has the same front sleeve and sticker. The rear sleeve now has the Sony Music logo at bottom left. The records were made in the EU and again have silver Columbia record labels, this time with handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - 88985309551, Side 2 - 88985309551, Side 3 - 88985309551, Side 4 - 88985309551 (different from the US record matrix numbers). There are also stamped matrix numbers opposite the handwritten matrix numbers on all four sides but they are too faint to be readable.

Thanks to Sergio Mariano Romay and Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"The 1966 Live Recordings" - 36CD set, Columbia/Legacy 889853581924 (USA), 11 Nov 2016; Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 889853581924 (Europe), 11 Nov 2016; Sony Music SICP 5101-5136 (Japan), 23 Nov 2016:


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 889853581924 (Europe) - front of box (my copy)
Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin and Fred Muller for news that the "50th Anniversary Collection" this year will be a massive 36CD boxed set to be called The 1966 Live Recordings, released on 11 Nov 2016. Full details will be listed here. The track list of all 36 CDs is available online and more information will be given when available, but many online sources have already sold out. CDs 28-29 have been separately released on CD and vinyl as The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert!, see International Albums (Regular). CDs 1 and 2 have been separately released on vinyl in Australia only as Live In Sydney 1966, see 2016.
Columbia/Legacy/ Sony Music 889853581924 (Europe) - rear of box


US advert found by Stephan Pickering


For the earlier parts of this list, see here:

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