Searching For A Gem: News


Announcing "Bob Dylan Worldwide -The First Twenty Years" - the first instalment of what will hopefully be the definite Dylan discography, published by Christoph Maus/Maus of Music, Hamburg, Germany . This was published in advance of Bob's 75th birthday, in mid-April 2016. Heartfelt thanks to the contributors to this site who have helped with preparing this book - they are credited for their contributions. Please buy this book from "Isis" here . Thanks to Sonny Boy McFitzson for news the book can be bought in Japan from Disk Union here . Sample pages from the book are shown here.

19 Oct 2017: Thanks to Harold Lepidus for news that the 2012 film soundtrack album Silver Linings Playbook: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, which includes Girl From The North Country, the duet with Johnny Cash from Nashville Skyline, will be released on green vinyl for Record Store Day, 24 Nov 2017. More information will be added when available.

6 Oct 2017: Thanks to Michel Pomarede for news that the Mar 2017 white vinyl release of the mono Highway 61 Revisited exclusive to record store chain FNAC in France has now been reissued by FNAC and plays the correct tracks! The now withdrawn release had the correct sleeve and record labels but the record played Bringing It All Back Home!

3 Oct 2017: It's very sad to report the death of Tom Petty at 66. Bob played live with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers on the "True Confessions" tour in 1986 and the "Temples in Flames" tour in 1987. He also recorded the title track for Band Of The Hand (see 1986 and VHS & DVD 1980s) and the Hard To Handle video with The Heartbreakers (again see VHS & DVD 1980s). Tom was of course one of the members of the Traveling Wilburys, releasing albums in 1988 and 1990 (see Traveling Wilburys). He will be sadly missed.

20 Sep 2017: Thanks to Harold Lepidus for news about The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 - Trouble No More 1979-1981, which will be released on 3 Nov 2017. There will be a standard 2CD set and an 8CD+DVD Deluxe Edition. There will also be a 4LP set with the same tracklist as the 2CD set that includes the 2CDs. The artwork looks uncannily like a bootleg of material from that period, but is in fact a photo previously used for a 1981 Spanish 7" single of Heart of Mine/Let It Be Me (see 1981)! bobdylan.com is selling the Deluxe Edition with an exclusive bonus 2CD set recorded live at San Diego, CA, on 28 Nov 1979, a concert not previously available in stereo. More information will be given when available.

11 Sep 2017: Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for news that the "20th Anniversary Edition" of Time Out of Mind will consist of the expected 2LP set plus an exclusive 7" stereo single of Love Sick (Remix)/Cold Irons Bounds (Live 2004), not a third LP as originally reported. The two single tracks are: Love Sick - Remix of 1997 album version from Columbia US 9-track promo CD produced exclusively for Victoria's Secret (R-0658, Mar 2004), and 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). Derek Barker of "Isis" believes that the 6 Oct 2017 release date being quoted by Amazon is wrong and that this vinyl set will not arrive until later in the year, or early 2018. More information will be given when available.

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Let Me Up (I've Had Enough) Jammin' Me (Tom Petty/Mike Campbell/Bob Dylan) - Bob Dylan is rumoured to play guitar on this co-composition

 

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Contacting Bob Dylan

This is a fan site with no connection to Bob - that means you can't contact him through me! I used to have a postal address for Bob's New York business office that I thought was correct, but I have since been informed by someone who wrote to that address that their mail was returned. I have never had an email address. I can only suggest you contact Bob's publisher Simon & Schuster or use the feedback page at www.bobdylan.com. I also have no means of helping anyone who wants to meet Bob Dylan or obtain his autograph!

For much wider news coverage of interest to Bob Dylan fans, see Karl Erik's amazing "Expecting Rain" site . It's always up-to-date thanks to his astounding dedication!


News and Updates are now two separate pages - for Updates (including all site structure changes), see here.

Revised: 19 October, 2017


19 Oct 2017: Thanks to Harold Lepidus for news that the 2012 film soundtrack album Silver Linings Playbook: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, which includes Girl From The North Country, the duet with Johnny Cash from Nashville Skyline, will be released on green vinyl for Record Store Day, 24 Nov 2017. More information will be added when available.

6 Oct 2017: Thanks to Michel Pomarede for news that the Mar 2017 white vinyl release of the mono Highway 61 Revisited exclusive to record store chain FNAC in France has now been reissued by FNAC and plays the correct tracks! The now withdrawn release had the correct sleeve and record labels but the record played Bringing It All Back Home!

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3 Oct 2017: It's very sad to report the death of Tom Petty at 66. Bob played live with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers on the "True Confessions" tour in 1986 and the "Temples in Flames" tour in 1987. He also recorded the title track for Band Of The Hand (see 1986 and VHS & DVD 1980s) and the Hard To Handle video with The Heartbreakers (again see VHS & DVD 1980s). Tom was of course one of the members of the Traveling Wilburys, releasing albums in 1988 and 1990 (see Traveling Wilburys). He will be sadly missed.

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20 Sep 2017: Thanks to Harold Lepidus for news about The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 - Trouble No More 1979-1981, which will be released on 3 Nov 2017. There will be a standard 2CD set and an 8CD+DVD Deluxe Edition. There will also be a 4LP set with the same tracklist as the 2CD set that includes the 2CDs. The artwork looks uncannily like a bootleg of material from that period, but is in fact a photo previously used for a 1981 Spanish 7" single of Heart of Mine/Let It Be Me (see 1981)! bobdylan.com is selling the Deluxe Edition with an exclusive bonus 2CD set recorded live at San Diego, CA, on 28 Nov 1979, a concert not previously available in stereo. More information will be given when available. Heart7SpFront.JPG (53827 bytes)

11 Sep 2017: Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for news that the "20th Anniversary Edition" of Time Out of Mind will consist of the expected 2LP set plus an exclusive 7" stereo single of Love Sick (Remix)/Cold Irons Bounds (Live 2004), not a third LP as originally reported. The two single tracks are: Love Sick - Remix of 1997 album version from Columbia US 9-track promo CD produced exclusively for Victoria's Secret (R-0658, Mar 2004), and 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). Derek Barker of "Isis" believes that the 6 Oct 2017 release date being quoted by Amazon is wrong and that this vinyl set will not arrive until later in the year, or early 2016 More information will be given when available.

Older News

Old news items are kept on here until the rarities referred to actually surface, or until it becomes clear that they're not going to!

31 Aug 2017: Derek Barker of "Isis" magazine reports that Columbia/Legacy have no plans to release a 50th Anniversary Collection 1967 with the John Wesley Harding sessions from Oct-Nov 1967. This is apparently because these session tapes have never found their way into circulation, but this could also preclude any future Bootleg Series release.

21 Jul 2017: Thanks to Harold Lepidus for news that two 1965 shows recorded by Allen Ginsberg that were not included on the 50th Anniversary Collection 1965 208-track download set (see 2015) are about to be made public. These are the complete shows from San Francisco, CA, 11 Dec 1965 and San José, CA, 12 Dec 1965. Apparently tracks 200-208 of the 50th Anniversary Collection 1965 208-track set are not Berkeley, CA, 4 Dec 1965, after all, but the electric set of San José, CA, 12 Dec 1965. The Ginsberg San José tape includes the acoustic set and is in better quality. The San Francisco concert is previously unreleased.


24 Nov 2015: Please note, in order to reduce the huge number of submissions, only submit scans of new items. If you have variant copies of items already listed on the site, please submit only a text description of your item that can be pasted into the web page. That will make the additions significantly easier to handle, and avoid web pages becoming too long. This is a new permanent policy for the site. Thank you for your co-operation.


7 Jul 2014: Thanks to Jeff Gold, Bruce Mulle and several others for news of 149 Dylan acetates from the Nashville Skyline/Self Portrait/New Morning era that were found in a New York building in West Houston Street, Greenwich Village, that was once rented by Bob as a studio. These have been named "The West Houston Street Acetates" and contain many unreleased versions of Dylan songs from the period. They will be listed in full on the 2014 page when time permits. For full details, see here.

26 Nov 2013: So long, eBay! This web-site has an ongoing huge backlog of additions, all with high quality artwork, and several important new Dylan releases to add between now and Christmas. In view of the poor quality of description and illustration of items from eBay and other online auction sites, together with the high probability that items are counterfeit, no more items from such sites will be considered for inclusion here. I've also been told that featuring eBay items here has led to higher prices. Thanks to those who have submitted eBay links in the past, but please don't do so in future under any circumstances.

As an example, look at the scan by Manuel García Jara and a photo of the same single from an online auction site. The digital photo is appalling (and shows the wrong side of the sleeve)!


Columbia 4-43346 (USA) - A-side in Columbia Record Club sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia 4-43346 (USA) - A-side in Columbia Record Club sleeve, photo from online auction site

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