"Searching For A Gem"

Audio: International All Format Singles 2010-

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This page is part of a separate multi-year list by release date of international (now including the USA, which was once listed separately) promo and commercially-released stereo 7" and CD singles and EPs that have been referred to me but do not qualify for my Searching For A Gem list because they contain only performances which are available on officially released Dylan albums. Nevertheless, their interest value or scarcity means they're worth listing here - as far as I know many are not included on any other Internet site. Special thanks to Hans Seegers for many of these items! This page is incomplete - more entries required. All promo-only singles and promo versions of commercially released singles that were formerly listed in the Promotional Items sections of the yearly pages are now listed 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 23 November, 2017.


2010


"Man Gave Names To All The Animals" - CD single with book, Sterling Books (no catalogue number) (USA), 7 Sep 2010:


Picture from amazon.com
This new children's book featuring the lyrics of the song from Slow Train Coming illustrated by Jim Arnosky includes a picture CD single of the track. The previous book illustrated by Scott Menchin (Harcourt, 1999) did not include a CD, so was not listed here.

For a 2011 Sterling children's book with Blowin' In The Wind from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan illustrated by Jon J. Muth also with a CD single of the track, see below.

Thanks to Tim Dunn for information and to David McBride for the photo.


Picture from Jim Arnosky's web-site


CD photo by David McBride


1999 book illustrated by Scott Menchin, picture from amazon.com (no CD)

"The Times They Are A-Changin'"/"Like A Rolling Stone" - 7" mono vinyl single, Columbia 38-780873/88697808737 (USA), 26 Nov 2010:


Columbia 38-780873/88697808737 (USA) - front picture from Vintage Vinyl web-site

An exclusive, limited-edition Bob Dylan 7” single on red vinyl was released in the USA on 26 Nov 2010 as part of the so-called “Black Friday” campaign (a “Record Store Day”-like promotional event to support independent record dealers). You can find all the details here: . The Times They Are A-Changin' is the Witmark demo from The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964, see International Album Releases (Regular). Like A Rolling Stone is from the mono mix of Highway 61 Revisited included in the 9CD set The Original Mono Recordings, see International Album Releases (Multi-Packs) 2010s. (It's also on the mono compilation CD The Best Of The Original Mono Recordings, see The Best Of The Original Mono Recordings (2010) ). As this is a mono single (the first new mono Bob Dylan single since 1976), it should strictly have its own mono page but is included here as no more mono singles have been released since. The record labels mistakenly say "STEREO" even though I'm assured the tracks are actually in mono!


Columbia 38-780873/88697808737 (USA) - rear photo by Fast Tony Anderson

Columbia 38-780873/88697808737 (USA) - single in promo pack, photo by Hervé from France

Columbia 38-780873/88697808737 (USA) - Side A photo by Fast Tony Anderson (red vinyl)

Columbia 38-780873/88697808737 (USA) - Side B photo by Fast Tony Anderson (red vinyl)

Columbia 38-780873/88697808737 (USA) - Side A photo by Fast Tony Anderson

Columbia 38-780873/88697808737 (USA) - detail of Side A, photo by Fast Tony Anderson

Columbia 38-780873/88697808737 (USA) - Side B photo by Fast Tony Anderson

Columbia 38-780873/88697808737 (USA) - detail of Side B, photo by Fast Tony Anderson

Thanks to Peter Schoefboek for information and Fast Tony Anderson and Hervé from France for photos.


2011


"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

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


"Blowin' In The Wind" - CD single with book, Sterling Books 978-1-4027-8002-8 (USA), 1 Nov 2011/(UK), 7 Feb 2013:
The CD itself has no catalogue number, the above number is the ISBN of the book.


Sterling Books 978-1-4027-8002-8 (USA) - front with sticker, picture from amazon.com
This new children's book featuring the lyrics of the song from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan illustrated by Jon J. Muth includes a CD single of the track, timed at 2:47. For a 2010 Sterling children's book with Man Gave Names To All The Animals from Slow Train Coming illustrated by Jim Arnosky also with a CD single of the track, see above.

Thanks to Ian Woodward for information and to David McBride for photos. Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for information that the book was published in the UK in Feb 2013.


Sterling Books 978-1-4027-8002-8 (USA) - front sticker photo by David McBride


Sterling Books 978-1-4027-8002-8 (USA) - rear photo by David McBride


Sterling Books 978-1-4027-8002-8 (USA) - CD photo by David McBride

2012


"Vinyl Box Set" - 4 x 7" mono singles, Columbia/Legacy 88697 97711 7 (USA), 18 Oct 2011; Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOV 7012 (NL for Europe), 21 Apr 2012:
These singles are mono, but listed here because there are no other mono singles released in the 2010s.


Columbia/Legacy 88697 97711 7 (USA) - box front with sticker (my copy)

This limited edition box of four 7" vinyl singles was released in the USA for Record Store Day, 18 Oct 2011. For more information see . My copy is still sealed. All four edges of the box are plain white, unlike the European 2012 release of the box, see below.


Columbia/Legacy 88697 97711 7 (USA) - box front sticker scan by Augie Krater


Columbia/Legacy 88697 97711 7 (USA) - box front scan by Augie Krater

Columbia/Legacy 88697 97711 7 (USA) - detail of box front (my copy)


Columbia/Legacy 88697 97711 7 (USA) - box rear scan by Augie Krater (copy #523)


Columbia/Legacy 88697 97711 7 (USA) - detail of box rear, scan by Augie Krater (copy #523)

Columbia/Legacy 88697 97711 7 (USA) - box rear (my copy #602)

Columbia/Legacy 88697 97711 7 (USA) - detail of box rear (my copy #602)

Columbia/Legacy 88697 97711 7 (USA) - detail of box rear (both copies)

Columbia/Legacy 88697 97711 7 (USA) - sticker scan by Augie Krater

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CBS 6283 (Portugal) -front of EP sleeve (1966 release, my copy)

The four singles in the limited edition vinyl box are:

Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-1/4-43242 - Subterranean Homesick Blues/She Belongs To Me (Mar 1965)
Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-2/4-43346 - Like A Rolling Stone/Gates Of Eden (Jun 1965)
Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-3/4-43389 - Positively 4th Street/From A Buick Six (Sep 1965)
Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-4/4-43477 - Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?/Highway 61 Revisited (Jan 1966)

The front design was actually used for a 1966 Portuguese EP with Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? as the title track.

The Record Store Day singles have poor reproduction sleeves. The sleeves were designed by Geoff Gans, who reportedly used the low grade scans, that were also used for the book with the Deluxe Edition of The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs in 2008.

Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-1/4-43242 - Subterranean Homesick Blues/She Belongs To Me


Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-1/4-43342 (USA) - front scan by Augie Krater

The front of the Subterranean Homesick Blues single sleeve uses the 1965 South African CBS SSC.556 design. The rear sleeve uses the 1965 Norway CBS 1883 design. The record labels are based on the standard Columbia US promo single labels, white with red text.


Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-1/4-43342 (USA) - rear scan by Augie Krater


Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-1/4-43342 (USA) - A-side scan by Augie Krater


Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-1/4-43342 (USA) - B-side scan by Augie Krater

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CBS SSC.556 (South Africa) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1965 release)

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CBS 1883 (Norway) - front scan by Olav Langum (1965 release)


Columbia 4-43242 (USA) - A-side scan by Stefan Haras (1965 promo release)

Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-2/4-43346 - Like A Rolling Stone/Gates Of Eden


Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-2/4-43346 (USA) - front scan by Augie Krater

The Like A Rolling Stone single uses the 1965 French CBS EP 6107 EP sleeve but on the on the rear of the sleeve the picture at bottom left of the Nov 1964 French EP CBS 5923 has been replaced by a picture of the 2006 album Modern Times! Bizarrely, the catalogue number beneath the picture is still "45 T EP 5923"...

The labels have a similar design to that of the CDs in the 9CD mono set The Original Mono Recordings released in Oct 2010 with a "365 SOUND"/MONO/arrows logo.

The original 1965 Columbia US 7" single release is listed in International Mono 7" Singles & EPs 1965.


Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-2/4-43346 (USA) - rear scan by Augie Krater


Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-2/4-43346 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Augie Krater


Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-2/4-43346 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Augie Krater

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CBS EP 6107 (France) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1965 release)

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CBS EP 6107 (France) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (1965 release)


CBS EP 6107 (France) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1965 release)


Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-2/4-43346 (USA) - A-side scan by Augie Krater


Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-2/4-43346 (USA) - detail of A-side, scan by Augie Krater


Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-2/4-43346 (USA) - B-side scan by Augie Krater


Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-2/4-43346 (USA) - detail of B-side, scan by Augie Krater


Columbia 4-43346 (USA) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (1965 release)


Columbia 4-43346 (USA) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

Columbia/Legacy 88725473287/4-43346 - Like A Rolling Stone/Gates Of Eden (2012 T-shirt release)


Columbia/Legacy 88725473287/4-43346 (USA) - front of box scan by Keith Venturoni (2012 release with T-shirt)


Columbia/Legacy 88725473287/4-43346 (USA) - rear of box scan by Keith Venturoni (2012 release with T-shirt)

Columbia/Legacy 88725473287/4-43346 (USA) - detail of end of box, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (2012 release with T-shirt)

Columbia/Legacy 88725473287/4-43346 (USA) - rear scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (2012 release with T-shirt)

Columbia/Legacy 88725473287/4-43346 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (2012 release with T-shirt)

Columbia/Legacy 88725473287/4-43346 (USA) - front of flyer, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (2012 release with T-shirt)


Columbia/Legacy 88725473287/4-43346 (USA) - reverse of flyer, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (2012 release with T-shirt)


Columbia/Legacy 88725473287/4-43346 (USA) - detail of reverse of flyer, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (2012 release with T-shirt)

Columbia/Legacy 88725473287/4-43346 (USA) - A-side scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (2012 release with T-shirt)

Columbia/Legacy 88725473287/4-43346 (USA) - detail of A-side, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (2012 release with T-shirt)

Columbia/Legacy 88725473287/4-43346 (USA) - B-side scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (2012 release with T-shirt)

Columbia/Legacy 88725473287/4-43346 (USA) - detail of B-side, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (2012 release with T-shirt)


Columbia/Legacy 88725473287/4-43346 (USA) - top of box, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (2012 release with T-shirt)


Columbia/Legacy 88725473287/4-43346 (USA) - bottom of box, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (2012 release with T-shirt)


Columbia/Legacy 88725473287/4-43346 (USA) - side of box, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (2012 release with T-shirt, other side is the same)

Thanks to Keith Venturoni for finding a variant of the Like A Rolling Stone/Gates Of Eden single in the "Threads + Grooves" series in a box with a T-shirt at Target in Dec 2012 in the USA. This is described as exclusive to Target. Instead of catalogue number 88697977117-2 it has catalogue number 88725473287 on the outer box, rear sleeve, the record labels and the reverse of a flyer advertising Tempest. The front sleeve is the same as 88697977117-2 above. Sergio Mariano Romay has provided additional scans of the box, sleeve and record.

Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-3/4-43389 - Positively 4th Street/From A Buick Six


Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-3/4-43389 (USA) - front scan by Augie Krater


Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-3/4-43389 (USA) - rear scan by Augie Krater


Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-3/4-43389 (USA) - A-side scan by Augie Krater

Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-3/4-43389 (USA) - B-side scan by Augie Krater


Columbia 4-43389 (USA) - front scan by Augie Krater (1965 release)


Columbia 4-43389 (USA) -A-side scan by Hans Seegers (1965 release)

The Positively 4th Street single uses the 1965 US sleeve but was poorly reproduced - both the 2011 and 1965 scans are by Augie Krater and you can see the 1965 sleeve is cleaner and brighter. The labels again have a similar design to that of the CDs in the 9CD mono set The Original Mono Recordings released in Oct 2010 with a "365 SOUND"/MONO/arrows logo.

Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-4/4-43477 - Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?/Highway 61 Revisited


Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-4/4-43477 (USA) - front scan by Augie Krater


Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-4/4-43477 (USA) - rear scan by Augie Krater


Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-4/4-43477 (USA) - A-side scan by Augie Krater

Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-4/4-43477 (USA) - B-side scan by Augie Krater

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CBS 1900 (Denmark) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1966 release, rear was originally plain white)

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Columbia 4-43477 (USA) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (1966 release, no picture sleeve)

The Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? single uses the Danish CBS 1900 front sleeve with a new design with a pink background on the rear. The labels again have a similar design to that of the CDs in the 9CD mono set The Original Mono Recordings released in Oct 2010 with a "365 SOUND"/MONO/arrows logo.

Thanks to Harold Lepidus for information and especially for a copy of the box itself, to Augie Krater for further information and scans, and to Hans Seegers, Augie Krater and Stefan Haras for scans of the original 1960s singles.


Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOV 7012 (NL for Europe) - UK Record Store Day box, picture from www.recordstoreday.co.uk
Thanks to Ian Woodward and Derek Barker for news that the UK's "Record Store Day" was on 21 Apr 2012. The Bob Dylan exclusive product was the boxed set of four 7" mono vinyl singles released in the USA for Record Store Day, 2011 as above. For more info, see . Thanks to Joel Gayford for information that the UK "Record Store Day" vinyl singles box was made by the Dutch specialist vinyl company Music On Vinyl rather than Sony Legacy, so there are significant differences from the US release, including both front and rear of the box. The front design is now of the 1969 CBS/Sony Japan 7" single of Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? Unlike the US box, both the left hand and bottom edges have artwork. Again, my copy is still sealed. It has a gold stamp on the rear with "No. 000086".

Thanks to Hans Seeger for the scan of the original 1969 Japanese single.


Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOV 7012 (NL for Europe) - front of box with sticker (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOV 7012 (NL for Europe) - detail of front of box

Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOV 7012 (NL for Europe) - detail of front of box with sticker

Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOV 7012 (NL for Europe) - rear of box

Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOV 7012 (NL for Europe) - detail of rear of box ("No. 000086")

Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOV 7012 (NL for Europe) - detail of rear of box ("No. 000086")

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CBS/Sony CBSA 80259 (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1969 release)


Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOV 7012 (NL for Europe) - left hand edge of box


Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOV 7012 (NL for Europe) - bottom edge of box


"Early Roman Kings" - download MP3 single, Columbia (no catalogue number) (USA), 7 Aug 2012:


Picture from amazon.com
This first single from the Tempest album was released a month before the album!

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for information.


"Duquesne Whistle" - promo CD-R singles, Columbia/Sony Music (no catalogue number) (Europe/France-only), Sep 2012:


Front of sleeve, scan by Hervé from France (France-only CD-R)

Rear of sleeve, scan by Hervé from France (France-only CD-R)

CD-R scan by Hervé from France (France-only CD-R)

Unfolded insert, scan by Arie de Reus (Europe CD-R)

CD-R scan by Arie de Reus (Europe CD-R)

The promo CD-R from France comes in a paper sleeve. The different European promo CD-R comes in a plastic wallet with a folded insert.

Thanks to Hervé from France and Arie de Reus for information and scans.


"Duquesne Whistle"/"Meet Me In The Morning (Alternate Take)" - limited edition "Record Store Day" 7" stereo single, Columbia 38-540533 (8765-40533-7) (USA), 23 Nov 2012:


Columbia 38-540533 (8765-40533-7) (USA) - front scan by Paul S. Levine

The A-side of this limited edition single is the album track from Tempest. As the B-side is a previously unreleased rarity that was not even circulating amongst collectors, full details are in 2012.

Thanks to Keith Venturoni for news that this alternate take was used in an AT&T US TV commercial in Feb 2014 during the Winter Olympic coverage.

Thanks to Harold Lepidus and Paul S. Levine for information and picture.


"A Long Time A Growin'" - limited edition set of six 7" stereo singles, Rock Melon Music RMBOX4 (UK), Dec 2012:


Rock Melon Music RMBOX4 (UK) - picture from eil.com (singles box)
This limited edition set comes in a 7" x 7" card box. All songs are taken from the from the "Minnesota Hotel Tape", Minneapolis, MN, 22 Dec 1961, otherwise unreleased.

Record 1: A. He Was A Friend Of Mine, B. Talking Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues
Record 2: A. Sally Gal, B. The Girl I Left Behind
Record 3: A. In The Pines, B. Backwater Blues
Record 4: A. A Long Time A Growin', B. Talking Merchant Marine
Record 5: A. Baby Please Don't Go, B. I Ain't Got No Home
Record 6: A. Man Of Constant Sorrow, B. In The Evening

The tracks are taken from the Rock Melon 6CD boxed set of the same name. As these are unauthorised releases, full details are in Questionable Recordings.


Rock Melon Music
0813142 (UK) - picture from amazon.co.uk (CD box)

2013


"Wigwam (Demo)"/"Thirsty Boots" - limited edition "Record Store Day" 7" stereo single, Columbia 38-549235 (USA)/Columbia 88765492357 (Europe), 20 Apr 2013:


Columbia 38-549235 (USA) - front picture from bobdylan.com

Thanks to Fred Muller and Szymon Struzyna for news that an exclusive Bob Dylan single was released in the USA on Record Store Day, 20 Apr 2013, with two previously unreleased tracks from the 2013 release The Bootleg Series Vol. 10. These are Wigwam (Unreleased Demo) and Bob's cover of Eric Andersen's Thirsty Boots. Both songs were recorded at Columbia Recording Studios, New York, 4 Mar 1970. To call Wigwam an "unreleased demo" is misleading, it's actually the same take as on Self Portrait, but without overdubs. These tracks are rarities at the time of release, but will no longer be rarities after the Bootleg Series set is released. Eric Andersen's name is misspelled "Anderson" on both the rear sleeve and the B-side of the single. Eric's version of the song can be found on his 1966 US Vanguard album 'bout changes & things, released on CD in 1992.

The record has a picture sleeve with a rear design based on the 1970s CBS Germany "Blitzinformation [Lightning Information]" promo sleeve (see right). The record has light orange Columbia labels with black text with the "STEREO"/"359 SOUND"/arrows logo. Riku Halinen has a copy bought in Finland that is mislabelled - the A-side labelled Wigwam plays Thirsty Boots and vice-versa! I have had no other notification of this mistake.

Thanks to Tim Dunn for the US single and to John Caruth and Hans Seegers for information and scans.


Columbia 88765492357 (Europe) - front with price sticker, scan by John Caruth


CBS 7329 (West Germany, 1971) - front scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


Columbia 38-549235 (USA) - detail of rear (my copy)

Columbia 88765492357 (Europe) - detail of rear, scan by John Caruth

'bout changes & things, Eric Andersen (Vanguard VSD 79206, USA, 1966) with his version of Thirsty Boots, picture from amazon.com

Columbia 38-549235 (USA) - rear (my copy)

Columbia 38-549235 (USA) - A-side (my copy)

Columbia 38-549235 (USA) - detail of A-side

Columbia 38-549235 (USA) - detail of A-side

Columbia 38-549235 (USA) - B-side

Columbia 88765492357 (Europe) - rear scan by John Caruth

Columbia 88765492357 (Europe) - A-side (my copy)

Columbia 88765492357 (Europe) - detail of A-side

Columbia 88765492357 (Europe) - detail of A-side ("Made in the EU")

Columbia 88765492357 (Europe) - B-side

"Pretty Saro" - promo stereo CD-R single, Columbia/Legacy (no catalogue number) (UK), Aug 2013:


Front inside sealed sleeve with sticker on right, scan by Gerd Rundel


Front and rear of sticker over opening edge, scan by Gerd Rundel


Rear inside sealed sleeve with sticker on left, scan by Gerd Rundel


Unfolded insert with white promo sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel (reverse is blank)


CD-R scan by Gerd Rundel

This UK one-track promo CD-R for The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) comes in a clear plastic sleeve with a folded insert. The plastic sleeve has a seal over the opening side with text “IF THIS SEAL IS BROKEN YOU MUST CONTACT THE PERSON WHO SENT IT YOU IMMEDIATELY”. The rear of the folded insert has a white sticker indicating that the promo CD-R is traceable and a number below (removed from the scans). The folded insert is blank on the inside.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


2014


"Full Moon & Empty Arms" - stereo online single, Columbia (no catalogue number) (USA), 13 May 2014; limited edition promo CD-R single, Sony Music (France), Sep 2014:


Picture from bobdylan.com

Unfolded insert scan by Hervé from France

CD-R scan by Hervé from France


Columbia 36947 (USA, 1945) - original 78 rpm single, picture from rateyourmusic.com


Blue Moon sheet music, picture found by Dag Braathen

Thanks to Derek Barker for information about this song which appeared on the bobdylan.com home page on 13 Apr 2014. The song Full Moon And Empty Arms was written by Buddy Kaye and Ted Mossman in 1945 with music based on Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto no. 2 in C minor, and was a hit for Frank Sinatra. This precedes the release of a new Dylan covers album called Shadows In The Night, expected originally to be released on 26 Aug 2014, but which was released in Feb 2015.

Thanks to Tim Dunn for information that the song was first copyrighted on 11 Oct 1945, by Barton Music Corp., copyright renewed 30 Jan 1973. Thanks to Arie de Reus and Wiebke Dittmer for notifying me of a CD-R single being auctioned on eBay in Sep 2014 in a card sleeve of the design above left that purports to be a French promo of this song. It is sadly a fake. However, Hervé from France says that there is a legitimate Sony Music France Sep 2014 promo CD-R in a plastic wallet with a folded paper insert (only 50 have been made), but the copies in a card sleeve are indeed fake. This CD-R single has no catalogue number, but has a red Sony Music logo on the rear of the insert and a black Sony Music logo on the CD-R itself.

Thanks to Dag Braathen for finding the sheet music to Blue Moon by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, performed by Bob on Self Portrait in 1970 and reissued in a remastered version on The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) in 2013, which has the moon and clouds design used for Bob's version of Full Moon And Empty Arms!


2015


"The Night We Called It A Day"/"Stay With Me" - 7" stereo singles, Columbia 38-123280/88875074637 (USA); Columbia/Sony Music 88875074637 (Europe), 18 Apr 2015:


Columbia 38-123280/ 88875074637 (USA) - front with sticker, scan by Steven Fant


Columbia 88875074637 (USA) - front sticker scan by Steven Fant (European sticker is the same)

I've learned from Keith Venturoni and several others that there will be a Record Store Day 2015 7" single on blue vinyl of The Night We Called It A Day/Stay With Me from Shadows In The Night, to be released on 18 Apr 2015 in the USA and Europe.

The record labels reproduce the 1950s/60s US Blue Note label style. The US single has an extra catalogue number, 38-123280. The European single has the new Sony Music logo on the rear sleeve. Stefan Haras points out that the US single is much lighter in weight than the European single, and the vinyl is a much more brilliant blue, almost transparent.


Columbia/Sony Music 88875074637 (Europe) - front with sticker (my copy)


Columbia 38-123280/ 88875074637 (USA) - rear scan by Steven Fant


Columbia/Sony Music 88875074637 (Europe) - rear


Columbia 38-123280/ 88875074637 (USA) - A-side scan by Stefan Haras (blue vinyl)


Columbia 38-123280/88875074637 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Steven Fant


Columbia/Sony Music 88875074637 (Europe) - A-side (blue vinyl)

Columbia 38-123280/ 88875074637 (USA) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia 38-123280/88875074637 (USA) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia 38-123280/ 88875074637 (USA) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia/Sony Music 88875074637 (Europe) - detail of A-side


Columbia 38-123280/ 88875074637 (USA) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/Sony Music 88875074637 (Europe) - A-side

Columbia/Sony Music 88875074637 (Europe) - detail of A-side

Columbia/Sony Music 88875074637 (Europe) - detail of rear (with Sony Music logo)

Columbia/Sony Music 88875074637 (Europe) - B-side

Thanks to Steven Fant, Manuel García Jara and Stefan Haras for information and scans.


"Like A Rolling Stone (alternate version)"/"Desolation Row (piano demo)" - 7" stereo single with "Rolling Stone" magazine, Sony Music/Columbia (no catalogue number) (Germany), Nov 2015:


Front of sleeve (my copy)


Rear of sleeve


Detail of rear of sleeve with credit to Hanns Peter Bushoff

A-side of single

B-side of single


CBS 201.811 (Denmark) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1965)

This single, exclusive to the Nov 2015 edition of the German "Rolling Stone" magazine, contains an alternate take of Like A Rolling Stone and a piano demo of Desolation Row from the set The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 - Bob Dylan 1965-1966 The Cutting Edge. They are the versions from tracks 15 and 18 of CD1 of the 2CD set The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 - Bob Dylan 1965-1966 The Best Of The Cutting Edge. The front design is based on the picture sleeve of the 1965 Danish 7" mono release CBS 210.811, see Mono 7" Singles & EPs 1965.


Front of "Rolling Stone" magazine. Germany, Nov 2015


Inside pages of "Rolling Stone" magazine with Dylan article


Judith Holofernes (Judith Holfelder-Roy) - photo from Wikipedia


"Catfish" by Maik Brüggemeyer (Metrolit, Germany, 2015)


Patti Smith as Bob Dylan, photo from ffffound.com

The single was released with the help of Searching For A Gem contributor Dr. Hanns Peter Bushoff. The sleeve is made of very heavy card. The single has orange Columbia labels. Both the sleeve and the record labels have the logo of the Austrian copyright organisation Austro Mechana, which appears on all German "Rolling Stone" singles. The single was pressed in Germany but it is apparently cheaper to register the copyright in Austria than with the German organisation GEMA! The magazine front has the headline "Bob Dylan und der beste Song aller Zeiten [Bob Dylan and the best Song of all Time]" and includes a nine page article "Revolution in sechs Minuten [Revolution in Six Minutes]" by Maik Brüggemeyer and a "free" translation of the song lyrics into German as "Wie ein rollender Stein" by singer, guitarist and author Judith Holofernes (Judith Holfelder-Roy - in the Book of Judith, part of the Biblical Apocrypha, the Chaldean general Holofernes was killed by Judith). Maik Brüggemeyer is the editor of the German "Rolling Stone" magazine, a long-time Dylan fan, and author of a Bob Dylan novel with the title “Catfish”, published in 2015 by Walde + Graf, Metrolit Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin (German ISBN 978-3-8493-0363-1). The book cover photo is by Judy Linn and the woman holding the Bob Dylan picture in front of her face is Patti Smith.

Thanks to Wiebke Dittmer, Ronald Born and Gerd Rundel for information and to Christoph Maus for the magazine and single.


"Like A Rolling Stone" (alternate take)/"She Belongs To Me" (solo acoustic) - 7" stereo single, Sony Music/Columbia (no catalogue number) (UK), Nov 2015:


Front of sleeve with £4.99 HMV store sticker (my copy)

This single, exclusive to HMV in the UK and costing £4.99, contains the alternate take of Like A Rolling Stone and a solo acoustic version of She Belongs To Me from the set The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 - Bob Dylan 1965-1966 The Cutting Edge. They are the versions from tracks 15 and 4 of CD1 of the 2CD set The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 - Bob Dylan 1965-1966 The Best Of The Cutting Edge. The front design is again based on the picture sleeve of the 1965 Danish 7" mono release, see Mono 7" Singles & EPs 1965 - this time in blue. The front design was based on the front of the 1965 Danish single, but the rear sleeve has a design based on the rear of the 1965 Mexican EP "Como Una Piedra Que Rueda", again see Mono 7" Singles & EPs 1965. The record labels are based on the 1960s Columbia Special Products US labels, but in blue instead of red.


Front of sleeve scan by Manuel García Jara


Rear of sleeve scan by Manuel García Jara


Detail of rear of sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

A-side scan by Manuel García Jara

B-side scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS EPC 496 (Mexico) - rear of sleeve (1965 - my copy)


Columbia Special Products CSP 205 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Kenneth Robson (1965)

Gerd Rundel has found a single on eBay from Unity Mastering that purports to be an acetate of this UK single. It has Unity Mastering labels and "Bob Dylan" is misspelled "Bib Dylan" on both sides. The engineer was Chris Parmenidis and the labels are dated "10/8/2015" (10 Aug 2015). Chris Parmenidis is indeed the chief engineer at Unity Mastering. However, I think it’s a test pressing (vinyl, double-sided), not an acetate (shellac on metal, single-sided, requiring two discs). It comes in a plain white sleeve, but the digital photos illustrating the item are too poor to include here.

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin and Manuel García Jara for information and scans. Special thanks to Ian Woodward for the copy of the single!


"The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 - Bob Dylan 1965-1966 The Cutting Edge Collector's Edition" - 18CD set, Columbia/Legacy 8887512440211 (USA), 6 Nov 2015:


Columbia/Legacy 8887512440211 (USA) - photo from bobdylan.com

Columbia/Legacy 8887512440211 (USA) - front of box (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy 8887512440211 (USA) - "leopard-skin" spindle

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-SV1 (USA) - front

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-SV2 (USA) - front

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-SV3 (USA) - front

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-SV4 (USA) - front

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-SV5 (USA) - front

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-SV6 (USA) - front

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-SV7 (USA) - front

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-SV8 (USA) - front

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-SV9 (USA) - front

The 18CD Collector's Edition of The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 - Bob Dylan 1965-1966 The Cutting Edge includes nine of the mono 7" singles released in 1965 and 1966 with new picture sleeves based on international designs and a "leopard-skin" spindle with which to play the singles. For full details see the album page in International Album Releases (Regular).


2016


"Melancholy Mood" - 7" stereo EP releases, Sony Music SIKP-1 (Japan), 23 Mar 2016; Columbia 88985306777 (USA/UK), 16 Apr 2016; CD release: Sony Music SICP-4760 (Japan), 23 Mar 2016:


1962 Shiseido Cosmetics advert (Japan)

This stereo EP is being released on red vinyl, limited to 2,500 copies, and will include four tracks from the upcoming album Fallen Angels: Melancholy Mood; All Or Nothing At All; Come Rain Or Come Shine; That Old Black Magic. This will first be on sale in Japan to mark Bob's tour in April 2016 at a price of ¥2,000. There will also be a Japanese CD EP release at ¥1,200. Both will have Japanese liner notes by Heckel Sugano.

The cover photo (reversed) comes from a 1962 Japanese advertisement for a Shiseido Cosmetics face cream called "Creampact" featuring model Kyoko Anzai (right). Thanks to Yoshihiko Satake for confirming this is not Emily Yoshida as previously reported. The picture on the right is another advertisement from 1961 featuring Kyoko Anzai.


1961 picture from natome.maver.jp

That Old Black Magic is surprisingly based upon Louis Prima's version, not Frank Sinatra's. Prima's version was aired on the "Halloween" episode of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour, and included a cymbals intro as used here. Both Melancholy Mood and All Or Nothing At All are based upon Harry James' versions from 1939, although All Or Nothing At All does not have a brass intro, but a guitar intro exactly as Bob and his band have been playing in concert.

Sony Music SICP-4760 (Japan), 23 Mar 2016 (CD EP):
 


Sony Music SICP-4760 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

This CD EP comes in a regular jewel case, Sony Music Japan have never released Dylan CD singles in slimline cases. The front insert is a 12-page stapled booklet, with page numbers 1-8 on the inside pages only. The English lyrics aren't printed but instead translations by Goro Nakagawa are included in the booklet.


Sony Music SICP-4760 (Japan) - rear with obi, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson


Sony Music SICP-4760 (Japan) - outside of front booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson


Sony Music SICP-4760 (Japan) - inside of front booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP-4760 (Japan) - obi scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP-4760 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP-4760 (Japan) - inside of front booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP-4760 (Japan) - inside of front booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP-4760 (Japan) - reverse of rear insert, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP-4760 (Japan) - inside of front booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP-4760 (Japan) - inside of front booklet (my copy)

Sony Music SICP-4760 (Japan) - CD scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SIKP-1 (Japan), 23 Mar 2016 (7" stereo EP):
 

Sony Music SIKP-1 (Japan) - front with sticker, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

The record comes in a regular single sleeve with a front sticker with text in Japanese. There is a double-sided insert with the song lyrics in Japanese. The red vinyl record comes in a white paper inner sleeve with cut-outs for the labels and has plain blue labels. It has stamped matrix numbers: A-side - SIKP 1 A, B-side - SIKP 1 B. The copyright text round the circumference of the labels is considerably longer than the text on the corresponding US/UK labels.


Sony Music SIKP-1 (Japan) - front sticker scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SIKP-1 (Japan) - detail of front, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (compare with US/UK release)

Sony Music SIKP-1 (Japan) - rear scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SIKP-1 (Japan) - detail of rear, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SIKP-1 (Japan) - front of insert scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SIKP-1 (Japan) - rear of insert scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SIKP-1 (Japan) - A-side in white inner sleeve, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson


Sony Music SIKP-1 (Japan) - B-side in white inner sleeve, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson


Sony Music SIKP-1 (Japan) - A-side (red vinyl) scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SIKP-1 (Japan) - B-side (red vinyl) scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SIKP-1 (Japan) - A-side scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SIKP-1 (Japan) - detail of A-side, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SIKP-1 (Japan) - B-side scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson


Sony Music SIKP-1 (Japan) - detail of rear, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Columbia 88985306777 (USA/UK), 16 Apr 2016 (7" stereo EP):
 

Columbia 88985306777 (USA/UK) - front with sticker (my copy)

The front sleeve of the Record Store Day 7" stereo vinyl version sold in the USA and UK is the same as the Japanese version apart from the catalogue number at top left. The front sticker is now in English. The red vinyl record again comes in a white paper inner sleeve with cut-outs for the labels (not shown) and has handwritten matrix numbers: A-side - 88985306777-A plus "NY", B-side - 88985306777-B plus "O". There is no insert.

The copy owned by Sergio Mariano Romay was bought in France by Michel Pomarede. The sleeve has an extra French sticker on the front and a French price sticker on the rear.


Columbia 88985306777 (USA/UK) - front sticker


Columbia 88985306777 (USA/UK) - detail of front, picture from www.recordstoreday.com (compare with Japanese release)


Columbia 88985306777 (USA/UK) - front with stickers bought in France, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Columbia 88985306777 (USA/UK) - front French sticker scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Columbia 88985306777 (USA/UK) - rear with sticker bought in France, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Columbia 88985306777 (USA/UK) - rear French price sticker scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Columbia 88985306777 (USA/UK) - rear

Columbia 88985306777 (USA/UK) - detail of rear

Columbia 88985306777 (USA/UK) - A-side (red vinyl)

Columbia 88985306777 (USA/UK) - B-side (red vinyl)

Columbia 88985306777 (USA/UK) - A-side

Columbia 88985306777 (USA/UK) - detail of A-side

Columbia 88985306777 (USA/UK) - B-side


Columbia 88985306777 (USA/UK) - detail of rear

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin, Sonny Boy McFitzson, Andreas Volkert, Harold Lepidus and Sergio Mariano Romay for information and scans.


2017


"Love Sick (Remix)"/"Cold Irons Bound (2004 Live Version)" - 7" stereo single, Columbia/Legacy 88985450607 (Europe), 7 Dec 2017:
This 7" stereo single with two rarities is included with the 20th Anniversary 2LP release of Time Out Of Mind. For more details see
2017.


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

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 (R-0765, Oct 2008).

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for information.


Columbia/Legacy 88985425571 (Europe) - front with bonus single, picture from www.bobdylanisis.co.uk


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


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

2018


None reported so far.


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