Searching For A Gem: Recent Updates
The "Never Ending Listing"

(Title suggested by Gerd Rundel)

"I haven't known peace and quiet for so long I can't remember what it's like."
Bob Dylan, "Idiot Wind", 1974/2002 Ram's Horn Music

"By popular demand", here's a list of the latest Bob Dylan Rarity Updates made to the site. If you have any items to add to the site, please contact me here. Please make sure the subject of your message includes the word "Dylan"- this will ensure it's not deleted by the site Spam filter. This is absolutely vital - incoming Spam has been up to 13,300 messages per day, and I'm sure some of your valuable messages have been missed! Please retry if your message was rejected or if you haven't received a reply.

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"News" and "Updates" are now two separate pages - for "News", see here. The font used for the titles of each page is appropriately called "Jokerman", if you can't see it, download it here:

Revised: 23 October, 2018

Recent Updates

This list by date covers the last two months, and only includes new entries, not changes or corrections to existing entries.

There is currently only a small backlog for additions, for this and the up-to-date list of wanted releases, see here. The last item to be added was submitted on 19 Oct 2018. Please check the backlog list before submitting entries, too many duplicate submissions (especially of new releases) have been received in the past. Please note, in order to reduce the huge number of submissions, only submit scans of new items. If you have a variant copy of an item already listed on the site, please submit only a text description of your item that can be pasted into the web page. This will make the additions significantly easier to handle, and avoid web pages becoming too long. This is a permanent policy for the site, now being enforced. Thank you for your co-operation.

"Bob Dylan Worldwide -The First Twenty Years" is 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.

Rarities Updates:

  Other Updates:      
    18 Oct 2018 21 Oct 2018 23 Oct 2018  

Dylan: The Best Of The Bootleg Series - 2018 "Uncut" magazine UK exclusive CD compilation including a track from the as-yet-unreleased The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 - More Blood, More Tracks added to Dylan-Only Compilations 2010s

Robert Johnson - The Heritage: Sons & Daughters, Fathers & Friends [Robert Johnson/Various] - Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music France 2CD compilation with A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan added to International Album Releases (Various Artists Compilations) 2011

Nashville Skyline - 1981 CBS/Sony/Blackgold Records Philippines stereo vinyl LP release of 1969 album added to International Album Releases (Regular)

    14 Oct 2018 15 Oct 2018   16 Oct 2018

Highway 61 Revisited
- 2018 Sony Music Japan
stereo vinyl release of 1965 album added to International Album Releases (Regular)

Savages - 2015 Universal US Blu-ray release with Romance In Durango from Desire added to VHS & DVD (Films with Dylan Album Tracks) 2010s

Savages - 2015 Universal UK Blu-ray release with Romance In Durango from Desire added to VHS & DVD (Films with Dylan Album Tracks) 2010s

The Basement Tapes [Bob Dylan/The Band] - late 1980s CBS Spain vinyl 2LP release of 1975 double album added to International Album Releases (Regular)

9 Oct 2018   22 Sep 2018 9 Oct 2018   10 Oct 2018

Hard To Handle [Bob Dylan with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers] - 1990 Salvat/Virgin Video Spain VHS release of concert film with live 1986 performances added to VHS & DVD 1980s


The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 - More Blood, More Tracks - Columbia/Legacy 2018 CD and LP releases added to International Album Releases (Regular)

New Morning
- early 1990s Columbia US CD release of 1970 album added to International Album Releases (Regular)

Salvado [Saved] - Columbia Argentina stereo cassette release of 1980 album added to International Album Releases (Regular)

Under The Red Sky - Columbia Australia promo stereo cassette release of 1990 album added to International Album Releases (Regular)

28 Sep 2018 7 Oct 2018 14 Sep 2018 17 Sep 2018   22 Sep 2018

Masterpieces - Columbia Australia promo 3CD compilation including six Dylan rarities added to 1978

A Tribute To Woody Guthrie Part Two [Various] - Warner Bros West Germany live album with Bob Dylan and The Band performing in the ensemble performance of This Land Is Your Land from 1968 added to 1972

Keep Calm And Stay Cosy
[Various] - Sony Music Australia 2CD compilation  with Make You Feel My Love from Time Out of Mind added to International Album Releases (Various Artists Compilations) 2016


Before The Flood [Bob Dylan/The Band] - 2018 Sony Music Japan 2CD release of 1974 double live album added to International Album Releases (Regular)

Dylan & The Dead [Bob Dylan/The Grateful Dead] - 2018 Sony Music Japan CD release of 1989 live album added to International Album Releases (Regular)

Bob Dylan Live 1962-1966: Rare Performances From The Copyright Collection - Columbia/Legacy US, Europe and Australia plus Sony Music Japan 2CD sets with tracks from 50th Anniversary Collections 1962-65 and The 1966 Live Recordings moved from 2018 to International Album Releases (Regular)

26 Sep 2018   1 Sep 2018 13 Sep 2018   14 Sep 2018

Dreams: The Best Of [Gabrielle]- Spectrum UK CD compilation with Rise including a sample of Knockin' On Heaven's Door from Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid added to 2016

Live Aid [Various Artists] - 2018 Amazon/iTunes US digital downloads with live 1985 performance of Blowin' In The Wind by Bob with Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood added to Online Performances (Other)

Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II - 1997 Columbia US 2CD release of 1971 double compilation album added to International Album Releases (Regular)

Highway 61 Revisited
- 1975
CBS Sugar Italy stereo vinyl release of 1965 album added to International Album Releases (Regular)

Lay Lady Lay [Nashville Skyline
] - late 1970s Discos CBS Argentina promo stereo vinyl LP release of 1969 album added to International Album Releases (Regular)

Bob Dylan At Budokan - Columbia Canada stereo vinyl 2LP release of 1978 double live album exported to Denmark added to International Album Releases (Regular)

The main Rarities List is now in individual year pages, which now contain only the main Rarities List. Access the yearly pages by going to the appropriate decade (Part 1 - the 1960s, etc.).  The Rarities header page for each decade now contains links to the other audio pages for that decade. To remove some confusion I have stopped using separate R-numbers for mono and stereo rarities - a mono version now has the same R-number as the stereo version with an "M" suffix, e.g. the mono version of "R-0001" is "R-0001M". This has released several R-numbers which have now been reused.

International Mono Releases now has a page per official album plus several more for compilation albums. Mono 7" Singles & EPs (up to 1976) also have their own pages.

"International Stereo Releases" is split into "Regular Albums" (again with one page per album), "Dylan-Only Compilations", "Various Artists Compilations" (each in multiple sections) and "International Stereo Singles". All stereo promo album releases including Radio Station albums have now been moved to the appropriate album page in International Albums (Regular). Similarly, all stereo promo singles have now been moved to the appropriate singles pages of International Singles. This has removed many cross-references between those pages and the former Promo albums and singles pages. Stereo singles are now in a single multi-part chronological list with the former "US Stereo Singles", "International Stereo EPs & CD Singles" and "Promotional Singles" pages combined. For links see below.

"VHS & DVD" is split into multiple pages by decade. All Honourable Mentions are here. Traveling Wilburys rarities are here.

[VHS & DVD] [International Mono Releases] [International Stereo Releases]

In answer to queries about making the pages "printer-friendly", the volatility of the site means I strongly discourage people from printing out these pages. Any printed page would soon be out-of-date! For proof of this, just see above. Also, because of the regular page restructuring that seems to be required as the site expands, if you link to the site, it's best to link to the Home Page only.

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 I also have no means of helping anyone who wants to meet Bob Dylan or obtain his autograph!

Ongoing virus and spam effect on mail services

I obviously have to make this site's email address openly available so it's being abused by third parties to send Spam. Some correspondents use ISPs whose Anti-Spam policies now reject replies from me as Spam. If I can't send a message to you, I'll post a reply on this page. Therefore, if you're expecting a reply from me and haven't received one, please look here.

Picture Submissions:

Because of the huge number of submissions to this site I would be very grateful if you could submit scanned pictures 100% ready to be added to a page. Sadly, digital photos are usually disappointing with unrealistic colours, unwanted reflections and badly distorted geometrically, so I prefer not to use them. Taking digital photos and sending them to me is usually a waste of your time! That means all pictures should be aligned so they're exactly horizontal and vertical, especially label pictures, and cropped to be exactly square (or 2:1 if gatefold). I add pictures to the site at 320x320 (640x320 for gatefold) but I like submissions to be 300 dpi so I can show details if necessary. Pictures of sleeve/label details you submit should be either 1:1, 2:1 or 3:1, I can't easily use pictures on my pages with different width/height ratios as they spoil the look of the pages. Scan LP sleeves in four sections on a flatbed scanner and "stitch" them together in a program like Adobe PhotoShop or Paint Shop Pro to show the whole sleeve. (It's easy!)


So long, eBay! 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.

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[News] [Red Herrings] [Trading] [Other Pages]


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