"Searching For A Gem"

 Audio: International Album Releases - Index of Regular Albums


Picture from the Highway 61 Interactive CD-ROM - the Graphix Zone production team in "1960s Greenwich Village" holding all the Bob Dylan albums released before 1995 - for details of the CD-ROM see 1995

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Revised 20 September, 2017.


Bob's Regular Stereo Albums

For regular mono albums, see here. Multi-packs with more than one regular album are listed here. Promo releases of regular albums are now listed on the appropriate album page.

Bob Dylan 1962
Bob Dylan (1962)

Freewheelin' 1963
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)

The Times They Are A-Changin' 1964
The Times They Are A-Changin' (1964)

Another Side 1964
Another Side Of Bob Dylan (1964)

Bringing It All Back Home 1965
Bringing It All Back Home (1965)

Highway 61 Revisited 1965
Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

Blonde On Blonde 1966
Blonde On Blonde
(1966)
Greatest Hits 1967
Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (1967)

Greatest Hits* (UK, 1967)
John Wesley Harding 1968
John Wesley Harding
(1968)
Nashville Skyline 1969
Nashville Skyline
(1969)
Self Portrait 1970
Self Portrait
(1970)

New Morning 1970
New Morning
(1970)

Greatest Hits Vol. II 1971
Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II (1971)
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More Bob Dylan Greatest Hits* (UK, 1971)
Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid 1973
Bob Dylan Soundtrack: Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid
(1973)

Dylan 1973
Dylan (1973)

Planet Waves 1974
Planet Waves
(1974)
Before The Flood 1974
Before The Flood
(1974)
Blood On The Tracks 1975
Blood On The Tracks
(1975)
The Basement Tapes 1975
The Basement Tapes
(1975)
Desire 1976
Desire
(1976)
Hard Rain 1976
Hard Rain
(1976)
Street-Legal 1978
Street-Legal
(1978)
Bob Dylan At Budokan 1978
Bob Dylan At Budokan
(1978)
Slow Train Coming 1979
Slow Train Coming
(1979)
Saved 1980
Saved
(1980)
Shot Of Love 1981
Shot Of Love
(1981)
Infidels 1983
Infidels
(1983)
Real Live 1984
Real Live
(1984)
Empire Burlesque 1985
Empire Burlesque
(1985)
Biograph 1985
Biograph
(1985)
Knocked Out Loaded 1986
Knocked Out Loaded
(1986)
Down In The Groove 1988
Down In The Groove
(1988)
Dylan & The Dead 1989
Dylan & The Dead
(1989)
Oh Mercy 1989
Oh Mercy
(1989)
Under The Red Sky 1990
Under The Red Sky
(1990)
The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3 1991
The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3
(1991)
Good  As I Been To You 1992
Good As I Been To You
(1992)
30th Anniversary Concert Celebration 1993
The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration
(1993)
World Gone Wrong 1993
World Gone Wrong
(1993)
Greatest Hits Vol. 3 1994
Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. 3 (1994)
MTV Unplugged 1995
MTV Unplugged
(1995)
Time Out Of Mind 1997
Time Out Of Mind
(1997)
The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 1998
The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 - Live 1966
(1998)
The Essential Bob Dylan 2000
The Essential Bob Dylan
(2000)
"Love And Theft" 2001
"Love And Theft"
(2001)
The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 2002
The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 - Live 1975 (2002)

The Bootleg Series Vol. 6 - Live 1964 (2004)
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The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - No Direction Home
: The Soundtrack (2005)
<i>US-only relelease</i>
The Best Of Bob Dylan
(2005)

Modern Times (2006)


Dylan (2007)


The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs (2008)


Together Through Life (2009)


Christmas In The Heart (2009)


The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964 (2010)


Bob Dylan In Concert: Brandeis University 1963 (2010)**


Tempest (2012)


The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) (2013)

The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - The Basement Tapes Complete (2014)


Shadows In The Night (2015)


The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 - Bob Dylan 1965-1966 The Cutting Edge
(2015)


Fallen Angels (2016)


The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert! (2016)


Triplicate (2017)
   


The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 - Trouble No More 1979-1981 (2017)


Multi-packs

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Mono Albums

 

Multi-packs with more than one regular album are listed here.

*I've also included the two UK Greatest Hits releases from 1967 and 1971 here because they were also released in several other countries worldwide.

**Although 2010's Bob Dylan In Concert: Brandeis University 1963 is available in mono only, it's included here because it's listed on the Albums page of bobdylan.com . The seven-track CD Bob Dylan In Concert: Brandeis University 1963 was originally given away as a bonus disc in a card sleeve with copies of The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 - The Witmark Demos and the 9CD set The Original Mono Recordings. It was released as a regular album as a CD in a jewel case and as an 180gm mono vinyl LP in Apr 2011 and is now on the Albums page of bobdylan.com , which means all seven tracks have now ceased to be rarities and are listed on the Released Rarities page.
 

The book "The Bob Dylan Album File & Complete Discography" by Brian Hinton published by Cassell in the UK in Nov 2006, contains two very flattering references to this web-site, in the introduction on page 7 and in the section on "Websites and Fanzines" on page 449.

The Essential Bob Dylan (2000) was added to the Albums page of bobdylan.com , which meant Things Have Changed from the 2000 Wonder Boys soundtrack (formerly R-0299) ceased to be a rarity. Items containing R-0299 but no other rarities have been moved to the appropriate page of International Stereo Releases.

The Best Of Bob Dylan (released in the USA and Japan in 2005) is also now on the Albums page of bobdylan.com . This is not the same as the 1997 European release of the same name.

The 3CD retrospective set Dylan released on 1 Oct 2007 means the original out-take of Dignity from Oh Mercy that first appeared on the 1998 Touched By An Angel soundtrack album (formerly R-0273) has also ceased to be a rarity. Items containing R-0273 but no other rarities have been moved to the appropriate page of International Stereo Releases.

All the Bootleg Series releases from 1998 or after include former rarities that were listed on this web-site (see Released Rarities). Items containing released tracks but no other rarities have been moved to the appropriate page of International Stereo Releases.

The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 - Live 1966 (1998)
The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 - Live 1975
(2002)
The Bootleg Series Vol. 6 - Live 1964 (2004)
The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - No Direction Home: The Soundtrack (2005)
The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare & Unreleased 1989-2006 (2008)
The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964 (2010)
The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) (2013)
The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - The Basement Tapes Complete (2014)
The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 - Bob Dylan 1965-1966 The Cutting Edge (2015)
The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 - The Gospel Years (2017)

The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3  [Rare and Unreleased] 1961-1991 (1991) was released before I created this web-site in 1998, so all the previously unreleased tracks in that release were never allocated R-numbers.
 
All the Standard Editions of the first twelve volumes of The Bootleg Series including Nov 2015's The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 - Bob Dylan 1965-1966 The Cutting Edge are included in the 21CD boxed set The Bootleg Series Collection, released in conjunction with the Dutch newspaper "De Volkskrant" in Holland in Nov 2015.
The 2012 7" stereo single with Duquesne Whistle from Tempest has on the B-side an alternate take of Meet Me In The Morning, out-take from the Blood On The Tracks sessions, New York, NY, Sep 1974.  This track is reported to be taken from a forthcoming release of The Bootleg Series covering the Blood On The Tracks sessions. For more details, see 2012.


This page is an index to the pages on this site that give details of all international commercially-released regular stereo Bob Dylan albums released in the USA and available commercially today, as listed on the Albums page of bobdylan.com . If you click on the album cover picture at the top of each page you'll be taken to the appropriate page on bobdylan.com to see track list information, etc. US Greatest Hits albums are now reached from this page also, non-US Greatest Hits compilations are listed on the International Albums (Greatest Hits) page. Multi-packs with more than one regular album are listed here. Mono albums are listed here.

These albums do not contain rarities or obscurities and are not eligible for the Searching For A Gem list. Nevertheless, their interest value or scarcity means they're worth listing here - as far as I know details of all international releases in all formats are not included on any other Internet site. I know from correspondence that many younger Dylan fans have never seen the original albums and their artwork, which is obviously much more impressive at the 12" size than when reduced to a 5" CD booklet (which often has minimal artwork anyway). Maybe these pages will spur people to seek out the original albums! Also, remember the guiding principle of Dylan collecting– every copy of a Dylan album is different in some way from every other copy! This means that it is impossible to list every single variant of every release. Also, unless an album was purchased new from a record shop or from its original purchaser, there is no guarantee it is now in its original sleeve or inner sleeve – dealers “mix and match” to pair up a good quality record with a good quality sleeve, and they don’t have the specialist artist knowledge needed to know when this is wrong. Several examples of this have been sent to me, not listed on the site.

These pages are still incomplete - 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!


The 50th Anniversary Collections (from 2012)


50th Anniversary Collection 1962

50th Anniversary Collection 1963

50th Anniversary Collection 1964


50th Anniversary Collection 1965

Columbia missed out on having a 50th Anniversary Collection (also known as The Copyright Extension Collection) for 1961, which meant they had to experience the ignominy of seeing Bob's first album (which was recorded in 1961) go out of copyright and dozens of public domain versions of the album appear. Since 2012 they've attempted to solve this problem by releasing all the previously unreleased tracks including live recordings in 50th Anniversary Collections in very limited quantities. Thanks to Andreas Volkert for the following explanation:

"According to Directive 2011/77/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 September 2011 the situation in regard to phonograms/recordings is as follows:

A recording must be released within a period of 50 years after fixation (= recording date), otherwise it falls into the public domain (in the EU). If it is released within that period it is protected for 70 years from the date of release. This means that "The Complete Basement Tapes" for example are protected until 2084.

Recordings made before 1963 are out of copyright in the EU, no matter what. Therefore the EU market is overflowing with unauthorised (but legal in the EU) releases of Dylan's first album and Dylan bootleg material from 1961 and 1962 (and classic Jazz and Rock & Roll recordings from the 1950s/early 1960s etc.). This means that Dylan's 1962 Anniversary Collection proved to be superfluous legally (in the EU). But when it was released (in late 2012) the legal situation was unclear, since the new law had not been passed by the legislature of all EU member states (this process was finally completed in 2013). Therefore Sony/Columbia released it just in case.

The copyright for compositions is different: The actual compositions (written musical notes and lyrics) are protected for life of author + 70 years."

Because of the large amount of 1965 material, the 50th Anniversary Collection 1965 is a 208 track download available only to the 5000 purchasers of The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 - Bob Dylan 1965-1966 The Cutting Edge Collector's Edition (which is now sold out). This would have required around 20 LPs (or 12 CDs) to add to the 18CD Collector's Edition set!


Other International Releases pages are now here:

Other International Compilations
International Compilations: Dylan-Only Compilations


International Compilations: Various Artist Albums with Dylan Songs

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


US & International Singles & EPs


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