"Searching For A Gem"

Bob Dylan's Officially Released Rarities and Obscurities

Audio: Released Rarities

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This new page lists former entries in the Searching For A Gem list that have now been released since 1998 (when the site was set up) on currently available Dylan CDs in the USA. I've also listed the Dylan album releases that include the former rarities. A case has been made by correspondents that because record companies today like to remix and remaster old material, no rarity is ever now released in its exact original form. However, this page still enables visitors to identify previously hard-to-find performances.

I have been asked to include here items which were already included in Dylan albums when I started the site in 1997 but had been rarities on their original release. A good example is the live Rolling Thunder Revue performance of Isis released on the 1978 promo EP 4 Songs From "Renaldo And Clara", and again in 1984 as the B-side of Jokerman 7" singles - this ceased to be a rarity when it was released on Biograph in 1985. This is a good idea, but the current high level of submissions means it has been given low priority.

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: 19 July, 2017


Items Removed from the Searching For A Gem list

This list only includes items that have been removed completely from the Rarities list. Items with former rarities that still have other rarities are still listed!


"Songs By Bob Dylan" - unreleased 12" mono vinyl LP, Sound Makers Inc. (no catalogue number) (USA), 1963:


Suze Rotolo's personal copy, picture from Christie's New York web-site found by Jean-Pol Hiernaux
A copy of this pre-Freewheelin' album of Witmark demos came up for auction in Dec 1992, when it fetched $1,000 (nowadays it would fetch around $15,000). These discs were created by Sound Makers Inc., 6 West 57th Street, New York, on behalf of Columbia Records for distribution to other artists who might record Dylan songs.
Detail of front, Columbia address label

Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus

Side 2 scan by Arie de Reus

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"Bob Dylan Song Book" - 1965 Witmark song book which includes these unreleased songs plus Let Me Die In My Footsteps - scan by David Burgess

Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for finding the copy from Suze Rotolo's personal collection for auction at Christie's, New York, in Nov 2006. The album is housed in a buff paper sleeve with a sticker giving Albert Grossman's then postal address in New York. It has generic labels with typed title and tracklists. Thanks to Arie de Reus for further information, especially that it is a mono vinyl LP, not an acetate as previously reported, and for the label scans.

Side 1

R-0286 Baby, I'm In The Mood For You - Witmark demo recorded Dec 1962, different from the Freewheelin' out-take released on Biograph

R-0287 Quit Your Lowdown Ways - Witmark demo recorded Dec 1962, different from the Freewheelin' out-take released on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3

R-0288 Hard Rains Are Gonna Fall [A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall] - Witmark demo recorded Dec 1962, different from the regular Freewheelin' version

R-0289 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right - Witmark demo recorded Mar 1963, different from the the regular Freewheelin' version
Now released in stereo on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7: No Direction Home, Sep 2005. Thanks to Rob Carson for pointing out this is in mono, so was therefore still a rarity until its release in 2010 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964.

R-0290 Oxford Town - Witmark demo recorded Mar 1963, different from the regular Freewheelin' version

R-0539 Walkin' Down The Line - Witmark demo recorded Mar 1963 (mono version)
Now released in stereo on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3, 1991. Thanks again to Rob Carson for pointing out this is in mono, so was therefore still a rarity until its release in 2010 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964.

Side 2

R-0030 Long Time Gone - Witmark demo of this still unreleased song, recorded Mar 1963

R-0029 Long Ago, Far Away - Witmark demo of this still unreleased song, recorded Nov 1962

R-0291 Tomorrow Is A Long Time - Witmark demo, recorded Dec 1962, different from the version released on Greatest Hits Vol. 2/More Greatest Hits, 1971, which is a live performance from New York Town Hall, 12 Apr 1963. Bob later recorded a version at Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN, during the New Morning sessions, but that is still unreleased.

R-0292 Masters Of War - Witmark demo, recorded Mar 1963, different from the regular Freewheelin' version

R-0293 Farewell Pamilina [Farewell] - Witmark demo, recorded Mar 1963 - this performance was short-listed for The Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3, 1991

The last track is not a mistitled Farewell Angelina, this was actually the earliest title of the unreleased song called Farewell (see my "Starlight In The East" Directory of Bob Dylan's Unreleased Songs, page F - information from Tim Dunn). Bob recorded the song at Columbia Studios, New York, on 6 Aug 1963, during the Times They Are A-Changin' sessions, although the four takes are listed as incomplete.

All these tracks were officially released in mono in Oct 2010 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964, so have ceased to be rarities.


"Long Ago, Far Away" - 8" metal acetate, Music Publishers Holding Corp. for Witmark Publishing Company (USA), 1963:


A-side of acetate (B-side is blank), scan by Gil Walker
R-0029-2 Long Ago, Far Away - Witmark demo of this still unreleased song, recorded Nov 1962
Now officially released in mono in Oct 2010 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964., so no longer a rarity.

This single-sided acetate came in a plain sleeve, with a sheet containing the music and lyrics. Like the LP above and the two acetates below, this acetate was cut for promotion to other artists who might record Dylan songs. Long Ago, Far Away was subsequently recorded by The Brothers Four and Odetta, see my "Starlight In The East" Directory of Bob Dylan's Unreleased Songs, page L.

For a 1963 MPHC acetate of Paths Of Victory which surfaced in 1992, see 1992. For a 1964 MPHC acetate of I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met), see Mono Singles & EPs 1962-64.

Thanks to Gil Walker for informing me of this item.


A-side label of acetate, scan by Gil Walker

Song sheet scan by Gil Walker

"(I'd Hate To Be You) On That Dreadful Day" - 8" metal acetate, Music Publishers Holding Corp. for Witmark Publishing Company (USA), 1963:


A-side of acetate (B-side is blank), picture from eBay
R-0036 (I'd Hate To Be You On That) Dreadful Day - demo recorded Mar 1963
For a Warner Bros 1967 acetate LP with this track, see 1967.
For the Nov 1962 Broadside recording (R-0081), not released until the 1970s, see 1972.
The lyrics of this song have now disappeared from bobdylan.com!
Now officially released in mono in Oct 2010 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964., so no longer a rarity.

This single-sided acetate came in a plain sleeve, with a sheet containing the music and lyrics. Like the LP and acetates above and below, this acetate was cut for promotion to other artists who might record Dylan songs.

For a 1963 MPHC acetate of Paths Of Victory which surfaced in 1992, see 1992. For a 1964 MPHC acetate of I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met), see Mono Singles & EPs 1962-64.

Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for finding this item on eBay.


A-side of acetate, picture from eBay

Song sheet picture from eBay

"Quit Your Lowdown Ways" - 8" metal acetate, Music Publishers Holding Corp. for Witmark Publishing Company (USA), 1963:


A-side of acetate (B-side is blank), picture from eBay
R-0287-2 Quit Your Lowdown Ways - Witmark demo recorded Dec 1962, different from the Freewheelin' out-take released on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3
Now officially released in mono in Oct 2010 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964., so no longer a rarity.

This single-sided acetate came in a plain sleeve, with a sheet containing the music and lyrics. Like the LP and acetates above, this acetate was cut for promotion to other artists who might record Dylan songs.

For a 1963 MPHC acetate of Paths Of Victory which surfaced in 1992, see 1992. For a 1964 MPHC acetate of I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met), see Mono Singles & EPs 1962-64.

Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for finding this item on eBay.


A-side of acetate, picture from eBay

"Ain't Gonna Grieve" - 10" acetate, Columbia (no catalogue number) (USA), Aug 1963:


1963 acetate scan by Hans Seegers
R-0031    Ain't Gonna Grieve - Witmark demo recorded Aug 1963
Now officially released in mono in Oct 2010 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964., so no longer a rarity.

This acetate has a generic Columbia promo white label with typewritten title "Ain't Gonna Grieve No More" and handwritten "23591" in red. There is still no officially released recording of this song. This performance later appeared with eight other Witmark demos on a US Warner Bros/7 Arts Music 12" singled-sided acetate LP in 1967. It also surfaced in a set of US Music Publishers Holding Corporation acetates, see 2004.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scan.

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Warner Bros. XTV 221567 (USA) - 1967 label scan by Hans Seegers


1967 (?) acetate scan by A J LaRue

"Paths Of Victory" - 8" acetate of Witmark demo, MPHC Reference Recording (no catalogue number) (USA), recorded 1963, offered for sale by auction, Dec 1992:

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Picture from "Isis" 46, Dec 1992/Jan 1993
R-0465 Paths Of Victory - Witmark demo (different from version released in 1991 on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3, see International Album Releases)

This is no longer a rarity because it was released officially in 2010 on the Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music set The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964.

"MPHC" stands for “Music Publishers Holding Corporation,” of which Witmark was a part. Some sources give the date of this Witmark demo as Dec 1963, although the Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3 version was recorded on Columbia Studios, New York, on 12 Aug 1963, which would place any publishing company demo somewhat earlier. This single-sided 8" acetate is housed in an "audiodisc" generic sleeve, see 7" Single Sleeves.

Thanks to Derek Barker of "Isis" magazine for the information. For three 1963 MPHC acetates of Long Ago, Far Away, Quit Your Lowdown Ways and I'd Hate To Be You On That Dreadful Day, see 1963. For a 1964 MPHC acetate of I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met), see Mono Singles & EPs 1962-64. For a 1965 Columbia acetate of Positively 4th Street in an "audiodisc" sleeve, see Mono 7" Singles & EPs 1965. Tim Dunn saw an MPHC acetate with Let Me Die In My Footsteps at the Bob Dylan exhibition at the Experience Music Project, Seattle, WA, in Jan 2005.


"If You Gotta Go, Go Now" - Columbia acetate (USA), 1965:

R-0327 If You Gotta Go, Go Now - Columbia 1965 acetate of the version released in the Netherlands in 1967 as a single (see R-0055, 1967), but without the overdubbed vocal backing by the Poppies (information from Rob van Estrik).
This take still has backing vocals by Angeline Butler.

This take without overdubs, (take 2, 15 Jan 1965) has now been released in Nov 2015 on The Best Of The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (2 CD Standard Edition) (CD 1, track 9), The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (6 CD Deluxe Edition) (CD 1, track 22) and The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (18 CD Collector's Edition) (CD 3, track 2). R-0327 is therefore no longer a rarity. R-0055, 1967, remains a rarity.


"Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?"/"Highway 61 Revisited" - 7" mono singles and EPs, Jan 1966 onwards:

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CBS LL-882-C (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers
R-0488 Highway 61 Revisited - mono version on B-side of single (3:20), same as mono album version but slightly shorter than stereo album version (3:28)

R-0488 is included on the mono release of Highway 61 Revisited as part of the 9CD set The Original Mono Recordings in Oct 2010, so is no longer a rarity. Full details of these singles are now here.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scan.


Various Artists - "Disco Teen '66" - limited edition stereo vinyl LP releases, Columbia Record Club DS 155 (USA)/Columbia Record Club DS 233 (Canada), 1966:


Columbia Record Club DS 155 (USA) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

R-0049 Positively 4th Street - alternate stereo mix, slightly longer at 4:12 as opposed to 3:56 on regular track

Carsten Baumann informs me that he's checked the version on this 1966 album (also on the 1965 Witmark tape, see 1965) against the version now included on the remastered Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (US release), and they are the same. This means it replaces the single version which is now to be found on CD only on Biograph. (R-0049 is also on the non-US release The Best Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2, see 2000). Thanks also to David Goldsmith for confirmation. The stereo version has therefore ceased to be a rarity, and the entry has now moved here and International Compilations: Various Artist Albums 1962-69. The mono version of R-0049, R-0049M, remains a rarity and is still listed for 1965 and 1966.

For the previous release in this series, Disco Teen '65, which contains Subterranean Homesick Blues, see the Various Artist Compilations page of Mono Album Releases and International Compilations: Various Artist Albums 1960-69 (stereo).

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scan.


Columbia Record Club DS 233 (Canada) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/Audio Fidelity AFZ 140 (USA, 2012) - picture from Steve Hoffman Forum web-site (includes former R-0049 at 4:12)

"Nine Songs Publisher’s Sampler" 12" single-sided mono vinyl LP, Warner Bros./7 Arts Music Inc. XTV 221567 (USA), 1967:
These are all Witmark & Sons demos recorded in the Witmark offices, New York, in 1962-63 except R-0037, which is an alternate Columbia studio take from 1964 used as a demo. The record is single-sided so there is no label on Side 2. For an acetate with two of these and other Witmark demos, see 1963. Thanks to John R. Overall for information that this is really badly pressed and appears not to have been equalised for LP.

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Warner Bros. XTV 221567 (USA) - label scan by Hans Seegers

R-0029-3 Long Ago, Far Away - Witmark demo recorded Nov 1962, for a Witmark acetate with this performance see 1963
Lyrics on bobdylan.com here

R-0030-2 Long Time Gone - Witmark demo recorded Mar 1963, for a Witmark acetate with this performance see 1963
Lyrics on bobdylan.com
here

R-0031-2 Ain't Gonna Grieve - Witmark demo recorded Aug 1963
Lyrics on bobdylan.com here
This previously appeared on a Columbia US 10" acetate, see 1963. It also surfaced in a set of US Music Publishers Holding Corporation acetates, see 2004.


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697761792 (Europe) - reverse of rear insert

R-0032    John Brown - Witmark demo recorded Aug 1963, for the Jan/Feb 1963 Broadside recording (R-0026), see 1963

R-0033    I Shall Be Free - Witmark demo recorded Apr 1963, different performance from the one released on The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

R-0034 Only A Hobo - Witmark demo recorded Aug 1963
The version released on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3
is an out-take from The Times They Are A-Changin', recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 12 Aug 1963 (CO78982, 3:28). For the Jan/Feb 1963 Broadside recording (R-0027) and a May 1963 radio broadcast on The World Of Folk Music (Starring Oscar Brand) (R-0317), see 1963

R-0035 The Death Of Emmett Till - Witmark demo recorded Dec 1962. For the May 1962 Broadside recording (R-0082), not released until the 1970s, see 1972
Lyrics on bobdylan.com here

R-0036-2 (I'd Hate To Be You On That) Dreadful Day - Witmark demo recorded Mar 1963. For a 1963 acetate with this track, see 1963. For the Nov 1962 Broadside recording (R-0081), not released until the 1970s, see 1972
The lyrics of this song have now disappeared from bobdylan.com!

R-0037 I'll Keep It With Mine - Witmark demo recorded Jun 1964, different version from the one released on Biograph, see 1985

All nine of these songs have now been released officially in 2010 on the Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music set The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964.


"MPH Acetates" - set of five 10" acetates made by Music Publishers Holding Corporation for Warner Bros (USA), 1967 (?), surfaced in Nov 2004:
R-0031, R-0036, R-0691, R-0692 and R-0693 are no longer rarities because they were released officially in 2010 on the Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music set
The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964. These yellow MPHC labels have a different style from the early 1960s MPHC labels shown above, although the material is from the same period.


Acetate scan by A J LaRue (R-0691)
These four acetates on stock labels with handwritten text contain Bob Dylan songs which were then unreleased and turned up in 2004. They are all single-sided. The publisher is identified as "W-7 Music", which is Warner Bros/7 Arts, also publisher of a 12" acetate LP that surfaced in 1967. My tentative identification of the performances is as follows:

R-0691    All Over You lyrics on bobdylan.com here, Witmark demo, recorded Mar 1963

R-0035-2 The Death Of Emmett Till - lyrics on bobdylan.com here, Witmark demo, recorded Dec 1962, surfaced in 1967 on a 12" Warner Bros/7 Arts acetate LP, see 1967
For the May 1962 Broadside recording R-0082, not released until 1972, see 1972.

R-0031-3 Ain't Gonna Grieve No More - Witmark demo, recorded Aug 1963, also surfaced in 1967 on a 12" Warner Bros/7 Arts acetate LP, see 1963 and 1967

R-0692    Talkin' John Birch Society Blues - Witmark demo, recorded Mar 1963, previously unreleased

The version of this song released on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3 in 1991 is a live performance from Carnegie Hall, New York, 26 Oct 1963. For the studio version from the Columbia test pressing and promotional copies of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, see 1963.

R-0036-2 (I'd Hate To Be You On That) Dreadful Day - Witmark demo, recorded Mar 1963, surfaced in 1967 on a 12" Warner Bros/7 Arts acetate LP, see 1967
For the Nov 1962 Broadside recording R-0081, not released until 1972, see 1972.

The fifth acetate, not shown here, contains a studio performance of Bob Dylan's New Orleans Rag, not a Witmark demo, that can be found in 2004. This performance, Take 2 from Columbia Studios, New York, 24 Oct 1963, has now been released on the Columbia/Legacy Europe 6LP limited edition 50th Anniversary Collection 1963, Dec 2013.

Also shown are photos of a strange acetate of another Witmark demo, Walkin' Down The Line (R-0539, see 1963 and above), with the same label and typewritten text as the others. However, it has Bob's name as "BOB ZIMMERMAN". This is strange because as far as I know Bob never used his real name after he came to New York in 1961, even before he changed it legally to "Dylan" in Aug 1962. Jeff Gold of Record Mecca was commissioned by Bob's business manager Jeff Rosen to appraise over 10,000 Dylan items at the Bob Dylan Archive at the University of Tulsa, OK, and did not find one with Bob's real name on!

Thanks to A J LaRue, John Rush, Jeff Gold and Damien Napoli for information and scans.


Acetate scan by A J LaRue (R-0035)

Acetate scan by A J LaRue (R-0031)

Acetate scan by A J LaRue (R-0692)

Acetate photo by Damien Napoli (R-0539)

Acetate in yellow sleeve, photo by Damien Napoli (R-0539)

"Blowin' In The Wind" - 10" acetate, Liberty Records (no catalogue number) (USA), surfaced on eBay Mar 2007:


Scan from eBay
R-0776 Blowin' In The Wind - Witmark demo version recorded Witmark offices, New York, Jul 1962

This 10" acetate was made for Witmark by Liberty Records, Los Angeles, CA. The description of the performance sounds like the circulating Witmark demo from Jun 1962. The title is given as "It's Blowing In The Wind".

R-0776 was included in the Deluxe Edition of Together Through Life, 2009 and was also released in Oct 2010 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964. This means it's no longer a rarity.

Thanks to Tim Dunn for finding this on eBay.


Bob Dylan/The Band - "Basement Tapes" test pressings, Sunset Sound Recorders (USA); Feldmans/Dwarf Music (UK), 1968:
R-0545 and R-0546 have now been released in Nov 2014 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - The Basement Tapes Complete (see below), so are no longer rarities.


US test pressing side 1, scan by Arie de Reus

R-0545 Too Much Of Nothing - alternate take to the officially released track, recorded at Big Pink, West Saugerties, NY, Jul-Oct 1967

R-0546 Tears Of Rage - alternate take to the officially released track, recorded at Big Pink, West Saugerties, NY, Jul-Oct 1967

All other tracks on these test pressings (shown on the label listings) were released on The Basement Tapes in 1975, on Biograph in 1985, or on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3 in 1991, although these are mono versions.


US test pressing side 2, scan by Arie de Reus

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UK test pressing side 1, scan by Andrew Codd


UK test pressing side 2, scan by Andrew Codd


Alternate UK test pressing side 1, picture from www.discogs.com


Alternate UK test pressing side 2, picture from www.discogs.com


UK EP test pressing side 1, photo from eBay


UK EP test pressing side 2, photo from eBay

UK single test pressing - picture from eBay (single-sided)

UK single test pressing - picture from eBay (A-side of double-sided test pressing)

UK single test pressing - picture from eBay (B-side of double-sided test pressing)


UK single test pressing - scan by Gerd Rundel (single-sided)


UK single test pressing - scan by Gerd Rundel (single-sided)

Card sleeve for UK single test pressing - scan by Gerd Rundel

UK single test pressing - picture from eBay (single-sided)

UK single test pressing - picture from eBay (single-sided)

The Emidisc UK 14 track test pressing LP (two copies of which are shown with different text, one typewritten, one handwritten) is reputedly 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. Apparently only about ten copies were pressed. John Bauldie describes this 14 track test pressing in detail in his article "The Basement Tapes" in "Record Collector", Jul 1987, but Hans Seegers disputes its legality. Hans says the songs were only legally distributed on tape, which is confirmed by Dean Chambers, who has information the songs were supplied to the music publishing company Feldmans in London on a 7" reel by Albert Grossman. However, several test pressings were indeed made from this tape for private distribution, and these were the source of the much poorer quality bootleg LPs that surfaced. The US test pressing from Arie de Reus has exactly the same track list and appears official.

Also shown are other Emidisc double-sided and single-sided test pressings for sale on eBay. ("Emidisc" was EMI's brand of recording blank, made at Hayes, Middlesex, which could be used by anyone in the recording industry - exactly like a CD-R today - and the name does not mean this recording was produced by EMI itself. I have other 1960s test pressings pressed using Emidisc blanks. Note these are not acetates, an acetate is single-sided with a metal back, usually aluminium, covered with a soft lacquer on which the recording is cut.) The single Emidisc test pressing of "I Shall Be Released" is of the track from The Basement Tapes sessions eventually released on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3 in 1991, not the later version released on Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II in 1971. The title is misspelled "Realeased"! The three other single Emidisc test pressings are all of tracks from the UK LP and later released on The Basement Tapes in 1975. Gerd Rundel's copy of Please Mrs. Henry is blank on the reverse and comes in a grey card sleeve with blue edges. The Emidisc test pressing EP has two takes of Tears Of Rage plus Quinn The Eskimo on Side 1, with Quinn the Eskimo, Open The Door, Richard and "Nothing Is There" (Too Much Of Nothing or Nothing was Delivered?) on Side 2.

Thanks to Arie de Reus, Andrew Codd, Gerd Rundel and Wiebke Dittmer for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits" - stereo vinyl LP, Family Club (CBS/Sony) FCPA-19 (Japan), 1976:
This record club edition has a different track list from previous versions of the album in Japan,
the same tracklisting as the US Greatest Hits (Columbia KCS 9463 stereo). Full details are now on the 1967 Greatest Hits page of  International Albums (Regular).

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Family Club FCPA-19 (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers
R-0049 Positively 4th Street - alternate stereo mix, slightly longer at 4:12 as opposed to 3:56 on regular track
Same as the version from 1965 Witmark tape and 1966 Columbia compilation album Disco Teen '66 - see above (no longer a rarity). The mono version of R-0049, R-0049M, remains a rarity and is still listed for 1965 and 1966.

Side 1: Rainy Day Women #12 & 35; Blowin' In The Wind; The Times They Are A-Changin'; It Ain't Me, Babe: Like A Rolling Stone

Side 2: Mr Tambourine Man; Subterranean Homesick Blues; I Want You; Positively 4th Street; Just Like A Woman


"The Goldmine Acetates" - eight Columbia Recording Studios Reference Recordings from the 1960s offered for sale in "Goldmine" magazine (USA), Jun 1980:

Acetate 1:

R-0386 Red Wing Reform School [The Walls Of Red Wing] (stereo version) - recorded live, Town Hall, New York, 12 Apr 1963

R-0387 All Over You [If I Had To Do It All Over Again (I'd Do It All Over You)] (stereo version), lyrics on bobdylan.com here - recorded live, Town Hall, New York, 12 Apr 1963

R-0388 Who Killed Davey Moore? (stereo version) - recorded live, Town Hall, New York, 12 Apr 1963
The version on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3 is from Carnegie Hall, New York, 26 Oct 1963, and was also on these acetates (see Acetate 4). A mono version of this performance appeared on a UK Emidisc test pressing in 1967, see Questionable Releases.

All three of these performances have now appeared on the Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music Europe 6LP set The 50th Anniversary Collection 1963, see 2013.

Acetate 2:

R-0389 You Gotta Go [If You Gotta Go, Go Now] - live, Philharmonic Hall New York, 31 Oct 1964 (stereo version). This was released in Mar 2004 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Live 1964.

R-0390 The Gal I Love [Hero Blues] - out-take from The Times They Are A-Changin', recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 12 Aug 1963 (take 3)
Now released on the Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music Europe 6LP set The 50th Anniversary Collection 1963, see 2013.

Track 3 was The Walls Of Red Wing, now released on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3 (stereo version).

R-0376 Seven Curses - live, Carnegie Hall, New York, 26 Oct 1963 (stereo version), from the cancelled 1964 Columbia album Bob Dylan In Concert, see 1964
Now also released on the Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music Europe 6LP set The 50th Anniversary Collection 1963, see 2013.

Acetate 3:

R-0010 Milk Cow Blues (Robert Johnson - see below) - out-take from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, version 1 (take 3), recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 25 Apr 1962 (CO70100)
Now released on the Sony Music Europe 4CD set The 50th Anniversary Collection, Dec 2012.

R-0391 Milk Cow Blues (Robert Johnson - see below) - out-take from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, version 2 (take 4), recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 25 Apr 1962 (CO70100)
Now released on the Sony Music Europe 4CD set The 50th Anniversary Collection, Dec 2012.

R-0392 Wichita Blues (Robert Johnson) - out-take from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, version 1 (take 1), recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 25 Apr 1962 (CO70101)
Is this the same song Bob recorded with Victoria Spivey and Big Joe Williams in March 1962? (R-0006 - see
1964)
Now released on the Sony Music Europe 4CD set The 50th Anniversary Collection, Dec 2012.

R-0393 Wichita Blues (Robert Johnson) - out-take from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, version 2 (take 2), recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 25 Apr 1962 (CO70101)
Now released on the Sony Music Europe 4CD set The 50th Anniversary Collection, Dec 2012.

Acetate 4: all recorded live, Carnegie Hall, New York, 26 Oct 1963:

Track 1 was Who Killed Davey Moore?, now released on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3.

R-0370 Lay Down Your Weary Tune - from the cancelled 1964 Columbia album Bob Dylan In Concert, see 1964

R-0374 Turn Turn Turn [Percy's Song] - version with spoken intro, from the cancelled 1964 Columbia album Bob Dylan In Concert, see 1964

Both these performances have now appeared on the Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music Europe 6LP set The 50th Anniversary Collection 1963, see 2013, although the spoken intro has been edited out of Percy' Song.

Acetate 5:

R-0394 Phantom Engineer [It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry] - early version of this song, recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 15 Jun 1965 - I had this listed as an alternate take to the one released on The Bootleg Series Vols.1-3, but Bob Stacy informs me they are the same! A definite alternate take was released in Sep 2005 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7: No Direction Home! Both are now on The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (18 CD Collector's Edition), Nov 2015

R-0395 Over The Cliff [Sitting On A Barbed Wire Fence]- recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 15 Jun 1965
I originally listed this as an alternate longer take to the one released on The Bootleg Series Vols.1-3, but Roger Ford informs me that
this is actually the same take, just a slightly different mix with the piano more upfront, and not faded at the end.
Now on The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (18 CD Collector's Edition), Nov 2015.

R-0396 Freeze Out [Visions of Johanna] - early version of this song, recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 30 Nov-1 Dec 1965.
This is not the take which was released in Sep 2005 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7: No Direction Home.
Now on The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (18 CD Collector's Edition), Nov 2015.

Acetate 6:

R-0397-R-0399 recorded live, Philharmonic Hall, New York, 31 Oct 1964 (as R-0389). These were released in Mar 2004 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Live 1964.

R-0397 Never Have Met [I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)]

R-0398 Mr. Tambourine Man

R-0399 A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

Acetate 7:

R-0400 Gates of Eden, recorded live, Philharmonic Hall, New York, 31 Oct 1964 (as R-0389). This was also released in Mar 2004 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Live 1964

R-0047 Just A Little Glass Of Water [She's Your Lover Now] - out-take from Blonde On Blonde, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 21 Jan 1966, a solo piano version, not the version on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3
Take 16 has now been released on The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (6CD Deluxe Edition) CD5, track 7, and The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (18 CD Collector's Edition) CD11, track 4. Because the 6CD Deluxe Edition is widely available, R-0047 is no longer a rarity.

Acetate 8:

R-0009 (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle [listed as Lonesome Whistle Blues] (Hank Williams) - out-take from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 25 April 1962 (take 2)
This song was one of those short-listed for The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3!
Also released on the Pacifica Archives CD-R Bob Dylan At WBAI, Mar  2011, and now released on the Sony Music Europe 4CD set The 50th Anniversary Collection, Dec 2012.

R-0220 Mama, You've Been On My Mind duet with Joan Baez, recorded live, Philharmonic Hall, New York, 31 Oct 1964 (as R-0389). Later released in 1993 on the Vanguard Joan Baez CD boxed set Rare Live & Classic, see 1993. This was also released in Mar 2004 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Live 1964.

R-0401 Keep It With Mine - instrumental version of I'll Keep It With Mine, out-take from Blonde On Blonde, recorded Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN, 15-16 Feb 1966
This instrumental version turned up in 2005 on the soundtrack of a film called The Wendell Baker Story, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 3
and in the 2007 Todd Haynes film I'm Not There, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 4. This version is now on CD13 of the 18CD set The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (Collector's Edition), Nov 2015.


Ralph Stanley - "Clinch Mountain Country" - 2CD set, Rebel Records REB-511 (USA), May 1998:


Rebel Records REB-511 (USA) - front insert (my copy)
R-0266 The Lonesome River (Ralph & Carter Stanley) - duet with Ralph Stanley, same as BDC25 (see Online Performances (bobdylan.com) )

This 2CD set contains new performances by Ralph Stanley of his best known songs with many guest artists including Bob.


Rebel Records REB-511 (USA) - rear insert

Rebel Records REB-511 (USA) - CD1 with R-0266

The Lonesome River was released in Oct 2008 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006, see here. This means R-0266 has ceased to be a rarity. Full details of the album are now in International Album Releases - Other Artists' Compilations with Dylan Album Tracks .


Various Artists - "Touched By An Angel: The Album" - TV Series soundtrack compilation, 550 Music/Sony Music Soundtrax BK 68971 (USA), 3 Nov 1998; Epic/550 Music/Sony Music Soundtrax 491828 2 (France/NL), Nov 1998; Epic Records ESCA 7446 (Japan), 20 Feb 1999:


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

R-0273 Dignity - original Oh Mercy out-take produced by Daniel Lanois - not the 1994 Brendan O'Brien remixed version for Greatest Hits Vol. 3, which retained only Bob's vocal and piano and added new backing.
This version is included on the 2000 European/Japanese Columbia compilations The Best Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2 (see 2000), and and the UK/French release of The Essential Bob Dylan (see 2001) and now on the 2007 3CD compilation Dylan, see International Albums (Regular).


Epic/550 Music/Sony Music Soundtrax 491828 2 (France/NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers

Epic Records ESCA 7446 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Wil Gielen

This song appeared in the 100th episode of this US drama series broadcast in 1998 - for the 1999 VHS tape of the episode, see VHS & DVD 1990s Part 2.

Full details of the album are now in International Compilations (Various Artists) 1998.


Various Artists - "Wonder Boys: Music From The Motion Picture" - film soundtrack album, Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax CK 63849 (USA), 15 Feb 2000; Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax COL 497738 2 (Europe), Sep 2000/"Loco Fin De Semana [Crazy Weekend]" - Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax CDMI 497738 (Mexico), 2001:
For DVD and VHS releases of the Wonder Boys feature film, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 1.


Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax CK 63849 (USA) - front with sticker (my copy)
R-0299 Things Have Changed - a song written and recorded specially for this film, lyrics on bobdylan.com here
Now no longer a rarity since it is included in The Essential Bob Dylan (2000) on the bobdylan.com albums page.

R-0320 Shooting Star - Oh Mercy version remastered
No longer a rarity since the release of the remastered version of the album in 2003.

R-0321 Buckets Of Rain - Blood On The Tracks version remastered
No longer a rarity since the release of the remastered version of the album in 2003.


Various Artists - "Original Soundtrack: High Fidelity" - film soundtrack album, Hollywood Records HR-62188-2 (USA)/Hollywood Records 0109182 HWR (Germany), March 2000:

HighFidelityFront.jpg (30580 bytes)
Hollywood Records HR-62188-2 (Germany) - front scan by Olav Langum
R-0446 Most Of The Time - this version was reportedly remastered from the original 1989 Oh Mercy version

Oh Mercy was one of three Dylan albums that were remastered in 1997 but were not then released in the remastered CD format. This track appeared to be from that master. It has now been superseded by the remastered hybrid SA-CD release of Oh Mercy.

Harold Lepidus informs me the video/DVD of the film also contains Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You, see VHS & DVD: Films with Dylan Album Tracks.

Thanks to Olav Langum for the scan.


Various Artists - "Music From The Motion Picture: Moonlight Mile" - film soundtrack album, Epic/Sony Music Soundtrax EK 86874 (USA), Sep 2002:

MoonlightMileOST.jpg (22381 bytes)
Epic/Sony Music Soundtrax EK 86874 (USA) - picture from www.amazon.com

R-0321-2 Buckets Of Rain - Blood On The Tracks version remastered

Blood On The Tracks was one of three Dylan albums that were remastered in 1997 but which were not released in the remastered format at that time. This track appeared to be from that master. It has now been superseded by the remastered hybrid SA-CD release of Blood On The Tracks. Meet Me In The Morning from Blood On The Tracks also appears in the film, but is not on the soundtrack album.

Thanks to Franck Faugere and Hilda Fernhout for information.


Various Artists - "Martin Scorsese Presents: The Blues - A Musical Journey" - 7 DVD set, Hip-O (catalogue number?) (USA), 14 Oct 2003:
This 7DVD set is from a seven part TV series about the blues, presented by film director Martin Scorsese.
 For the 5CD soundtrack set see International Releases (Various Artist Compilations) 2003.


US DVD set - picture from amazon.com

Bob's contribution, included in Episode 5, "Godfathers and Sons", directed by Marc Levin, is Maggie’s Farm, the electric performance from Newport, 1965, which is no longer a rarity.

R-0300-4 Maggie's Farm - recorded live with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band at the Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, 25 Jul 1965 (footage from Murray Lerner's "Festival!" film, see VHS & DVD 1960s), now on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - No Direction Home: The Soundtrack, Sep 2005


Hip-O B000074109 (USA) - front scan by Jack Guerreiro


Hip-O B000074109 (USA) - rear scan by Jack Guerreiro


Hip-O B000074109 (USA) - DVD scan by Jack Guerreiro

Thanks to Fred Muller for the following information about the Dylan content: "A series of stills of Dylan at Newport in 1965 (afternoon soundcheck with polka-dot shirt) is shown about halfway through the film, during an interview with Marshall Chess.  The soundtrack has an excerpt of the live Newport recording of Maggie's Farm at that point.  Immediately thereafter there's about 15 seconds of monochrome film of Dylan with the band members, presumably shortly after the show.  It seems to be slowed down somewhat and Dylan holds a wine bottle to his left ear as the camera pans away from him." Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for scans.


Went To See The Gypsy (previously unreleased demo) - download single, Apple iTunes Online Music Store (USA), 12 Oct 2004:


Picture from iTunes web-site
R-0683 Went To See The Gypsy - unreleased demo version of track from New Morning, with Bob on piano (this was available from the US store only on 12 Oct 2004)
Now no longer a rarity since it appears as track 15 on CD2 of 2013's The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971
).

Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for information about this item. Thanks to Evan Marshall for pointing out the 2013 release.


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88883 73489 1 (USA/Europe) - front of slipcase with sticker (my copy)

Various Artists - "NCIS: The Official TV Series Soundtrack Vol. 2" - TV series soundtrack CD, CBS CBSR029 (USA), 3 Nov 2009:


CBS CBSR029 (USA) - front of sealed copy with sticker (my copy)
R-0758 California - early version of Outlaw Blues from Bringing It All Back Home with different lyrics (which appear in "Writings and Drawings" under this title, lyrics on bobdylan.com here), recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 13 Jan 1965

California is no longer a rarity since it was released in Nov 2015 on The Best of The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12. Full details of this album have therefore been moved to International Album Releases (Various Artist Compilations) 2009.

 

Thanks to Harold Lepidus, Rick Petreycik, Bob Stacy, Roger Stewart, David Plentus and Paul S. Levine for information about this item.


The Dylan Album Releases that include Former Rarities


"The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 - Bob Dylan Live 1975: The Rolling Thunder Revue", Columbia/Legacy C2K 87047 (USA); Columbia/Legacy 510140 2 (Europe)/SME records SICP 296/7 (Japan); Columbia/Legacy 5101403000 (Australia), 26 Nov 2002:
For the Limited Edition of this album with a bonus DVD, see 2002.


Columbia Legacy C2K 87047 (USA),
Columbia/Legacy 510140 2 (Europe)

R-0137 It Ain't Me, Babe - live with the Rolling Thunder Revue, Harvard Square Theatre, Cambridge, MA, 20 Nov 1975

This performance was originally released on the 1978 US Columbia promo 12" EP 4 Songs From "Renaldo & Clara" (see 1978). However, Don Handy considers that the performance on this album is different from the performance from the EP 4 Songs From "Renaldo & Clara", which he suggests actually comes from The Forum, Montreal, Canada, 4 Dec 1975. Both Glen Dundas and Olof Björner confirm the 20 Nov 1975 date on the EP, not 4 Dec 1975.

It also appeared on:
Japanese promo CD Mr. D's Collection #3 (see 1993)
European Dignity CD singles (see 1995)
Japanese live compilation CD Bob Dylan Live 1961-2000: Thirty Nine Years Of Great Concert Performances (see 2001)

Thanks to Larry Crum for pointing out that the 2002 version of this performance is actually a remix of the track, so R-0137 remains a rarity.


"The Bootleg Series Vol. 6 - Bob Dylan Live 1964: The Philharmonic Hall Concert" - 2 CD set, Columbia/Legacy C2H 86882 (USA), 30 Mar 2004; Columbia/Legacy  COL 512358 2 (Europe), 29 Mar 2004:


Columbia/Legacy  COL 512358 2 (Europe)
This is the complete famous "Halloween Mask" concert at the New York Philharmonic Hall on 31 Oct 1964. We already knew that the concert had been recorded by Columbia, because six tracks from it surfaced on Columbia acetates in 1980 - one of them, Mama, You've Been On My Mind (R-0220), the live duet with Joan Baez, appeared on her Vanguard boxed set Rare, Live & Classic in 1993. This has lead to more rarities being removed from this list!

The six live tracks from the "Goldmine Acetates", Columbia acetates which surfaced in 1980:

R-0389 You Gotta Go [If You Gotta Go, Go Now]

R-0397 Never Have Met [I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)]

R-0398 Mr. Tambourine Man

R-0399 A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

R-0400 Gates of Eden

R-0220 Mama, You've Been On My Mind - duet with Joan Baez

R-0220 also appeared on Joan Baez's Vanguard boxed set Rare, Live & Classic, 1993

(No entries have actually been moved from the main list because of this release.)


"The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - No Direction Home: The Soundtrack" - 2CD set, Columbia/Legacy C2K 93937 (USA); Columbia/Legacy 520358 2 (Europe), 29 Aug 2005:


Columbia/ Legacy C2K 93937 (USA); Columbia/Legacy 520358 2 (Europe)

This release means four Rarities are removed from the list:

BDC71 Dink's Song (traditional) - from the "Minnesota Hotel Tape", Minneapolis, MN, 22 Dec 1961, from bobdylan.com in Sep 2001, see Online Performances). An excerpt of this song was included in the Highway 61 Interactive CD-ROM, 1995

R-0289 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right - Witmark demo version from Columbia US promo mono 12" LP, different from the regular Freewheelin' version, 1963

R-0373 When The Ship Comes In - live, Carnegie Hall, New York, 26 Oct 1963, from the unreleased 1964 Columbia album Bob Dylan In Concert, see 1964

R-0300 Maggie's Farm - recorded live with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band at the Newport Folk Festival, 25 Jul 1965, from Murray Lerner's film Festival, 1967 (see VHS & DVD Part 1), also available on a 1991 Italian CD Bob Dylan 1 accompanying an issue of Il Dizionario del Rock (The Dictionary of Rock) - a series of magazines in the early 1990s, see Questionable Releases

Also, Arie de Reus identifies this rarity as now released here (take 1, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 29 Jul 1965):

R-0378 Desolation Row - otherwise unreleased alternate take. I was originally told this features a contra bass, but Roger Ford says this take has an electric bass, whereas the album take has a stand-up acoustic bass. Al Kooper also plays electric guitar on this take, as confirmed by him to Roger Ford.

I previously misreported three others as rarities now released:

R-0514 I Was Young When I Left Home (traditional) - from the "Minnesota Hotel Tape", Minneapolis, MN, 22 Dec 1961, now officially released on a bonus disc with the limited edition of "Love And Theft", Sep 2001, see 2001 and 2002. It is released here with a spoken intro, so the version without the intro remains a rarity as R-0514.

R-0580 Sally Gal (Woody Guthrie) - unreleased Freewheelin' out-take from a 1962 Columbia acetate that surfaced in May 1982
Bob Stacy informs me that the version on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 is in fact new, and does not match the two circulating Freewheelin' out-take versions! This newly released performance is take 1, whereas the two previously circulating performances were take 3 (R-0580) and take 4 (still officially unreleased).

R-0394 Phantom Engineer [It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry] - early version of this song,  recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 15 Jun 1965. This is actually the take released on The Bootleg Series Vols.1-3, from Columbia acetates that surfaced in 1980, not an alternate as I previously reported. The take on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 is new!

Thanks to Bob Stacy for the corrections.

(No entries have actually been moved from the main list because of this release.)


"Dylan" - 3CD Deluxe set in box, Columbia/Legacy 88697 11420 2 (USA/Canada/Europe/Australia), 1 Oct 2007/Sony SICP 1553-1555 (Japan), 24 Oct 2007:

Dylan07_3DiscDeluxeUSFront.jpg (19646 bytes)
Columbia/Legacy 88697 11420 2 (USA) - box front with sticker, scan by Jack Guerreiro
R-0273 Dignity - original Oh Mercy out-take produced by Daniel Lanois - not the 1994 Brendan O'Brien remixed version for Greatest Hits Vol. 3, which retained only Bob's vocal and piano and added new backing.

This performance originally appeared on the Touched By An Angel: The Album TV series soundtrack album, 1998, see above.


"The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006" - 2CD set, Columbia/Legacy C2K 735795 (USA)/ Columbia/Legacy 88697357952 (Europe); 3CD set in box: Columbia/Legacy 8697 35797 2 (USA), 7 Oct 2008:


Columbia/Legacy 88697357952 (Europe) - front of slipcase with sticker (my copy)
The 2CD set release includes six current rarities:

R-0266 The Lonesome River (Carter and Ralph Stanley) 3:04 (With Ralph Stanley, from the album Clinch Mountain Country). see 1998

R-0586 'Cross the Green Mountain 8:15 (From Gods and Generals Soundtrack), see 2003 and VHS & DVD 2000s Part 2

R-0680 Dignity 2:09 (Piano demo, Oh Mercy), from a promo US Columbia CD single given away with Bob Dylan's autobiography "Chronicles Vol. 1", see 2004

R-0613 Everything Is Broken - alternate take with different lyrics from the version on Oh Mercy, available for download from iTunes in Apr 2003, see Online Performances (Other)

R-0738 Huck's Tune (From Lucky You soundtrack), see 2007 and VHS & DVD 2000s Part 4

R-0830 High Water (For Charley Patton) - live, Oakes Garden Theatre, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, 23 Aug 2003, from an exclusive download in Sep 2007 from iTunes with Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine): Mark Ronson Re-Version, see Online Performances (Other)


Columbia/Legacy 8697 35797 2 (USA) - front of sealed box with sticker (my copy)

The 3CD version contains:

R-0681 Tryin' To Get To Heaven - live audience recording from the UK in 2000 (now identified as Wembley Arena, London, England, 5 Oct 2000), from a US Columbia promo CD single, see 2004
This track was previously wrongly identified as being from the Guildhall, Portsmouth, England, 25 Sep 2000.

As this is a Limited Edition of 5000 copies, R-0681 remains a rarity.


"The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964" - 2CD release, Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697761792 (USA/Europe), 19 Oct 2010:


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697761792 (USA/Europe) - picture from bobdylan.com
This 2CD 47-track release includes all the former Witmark and Leeds Music rarities.


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697761792 (Europe) - front with sticker (my copy)


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697761792 (Europe) - front sticker

These 22 performances have appeared on official recording company acetates (see above), now all removed from the Rarities list:

R-0029 Long Ago, Far Away - Witmark demo, 1963, released on Warner Bros Nine Songs Publisher’s Sampler LP, 1967
R-0030 Long Time Gone - Witmark demo, 1963, released on Warner Bros Nine Songs Publisher’s Sampler LP, 1967
R-0031 Ain't Gonna Grieve - Witmark demo, 1963, released on Warner Bros Nine Songs Publisher’s Sampler LP, 1967
R-0032 John Brown - Witmark demo, 1963, released on Warner Bros Nine Songs Publisher’s Sampler LP, 1967
R-0033 I Shall Be Free - Witmark demo,, 1963, released on Warner Bros Nine Songs Publisher’s Sampler LP, 1967
R-0034 Only A Hobo - Witmark demo, 1963, released on Warner Bros Nine Songs Publisher’s Sampler LP, 1967
R-0035 The Death Of Emmett Till - Witmark demo,1963, released on Warner Bros Nine Songs Publisher’s Sampler LP, 1967
R-0036 (I'd Hate To Be You On That) Dreadful Day - Witmark demo, 1963, released on Warner Bros Nine Songs Publisher’s Sampler LP, 1967
R-0037 I'll Keep It With Mine - Witmark demo, 1964, released on Warner Bros Nine Songs Publisher’s Sampler LP, 1967
R-0286 Baby, I'm In The Mood For You - Witmark demo version from Columbia US promo mono 12" LP, 1963
R-0287 Quit Your Lowdown Ways - Witmark demo version from Columbia US promo mono 12" LP, 1963
R-0288 A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall - Witmark demo version from Columbia US promo mono 12" LP, 1963
R-0289 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right - Witmark demo version from Columbia US promo mono 12" LP, 1963
R-0290 Oxford Town - Witmark demo version from Columbia US promo mono 12" LP, 1963
R-0291 Tomorrow Is A Long Time - Witmark demo version from Columbia US promo mono 12" LP, 1963
R-0292 Masters Of War -Witmark demo version from Columbia US promo mono 12" LP, 1963
R-0293 Farewell - Witmark demo version from Columbia US promo mono 12" LP, 1963
R-0465 Paths Of Victory - acetate of Witmark demo recorded 1963, offered for auction in Dec 1992
R-0539 Walkin' Down The Line - Witmark demo version from Columbia US promo mono 12" LP, 1963, mono version of track released in 1991 on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3
R-0691
All Over You - Witmark demo, recorded Mar 1963, on MPH acetates which surfaced in 2004
R-0692 Talkin' John Birch Society Blues - Witmark demo, recorded Mar 1963, on MPH acetates which surfaced in 2004
R-0693 Bob Dylan's New Orleans Rag - out-take from
The Times They Are A-Changin', Aug or Oct 1963, on MPH acetates which surfaced in 2004 (this remains officially unreleased)
R-0776 Blowin' In The Wind - Witmark demo version recorded Jun 1962, from Liberty 10" acetate, 2007


"Bob Dylan: The Original Mono Recordings" - 9CD set in 5" box, Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697761042 (USA/Europe), 19 Oct 2010; Sony Music (catalogue number?) (Japan), 10 Nov 2010; 9LP set in 12" box, Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music (catalogue number?) (USA/Europe), 21 Dec 2010:
This set includes all the 1960s mono album tracks previously listed as rarities. Details to be added later.


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697761042 (USA/Europe) - picture from bobdylan.com
This set of Bob's first eight albums in the original mono mixes comes in a card box. The CD albums are in card sleeves reproducing the original mono album artwork (Blonde On Blonde is a double CD album). The vinyl releases will be in a 12" box with reproductions of original full-sized sleeves. Orders from the Sony Music Store will receive an exclusive reproduction of a 1965 advertising poster. The package includes details on how to download all the contents in MP3 format including Positively 4th Street, not included on any of the albums themselves. The Positively 4th Street 7" mono single is included on the single CD The Best Of The Original Mono Recordings, see below.

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin and Jeremy Mayle for information.


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697761042 (USA/Europe) - exclusive poster with orders from the Sony Music Store

"The Best Of The Original Mono Recordings" - compilation mono CD, Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697791672 (USA/Europe), 19 Oct 2010:


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697791672 (Europe) - front with stickers (my copy)
Thanks to Bill Hester for the tracklist from www.amazon.com of the mono compilation CD extracted from the 8CD set Bob Dylan – The Original Mono Recordings.
Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697791672 (USA/Europe) - picture from amazon.com

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697791672 (Europe) - front sticker

1. Song to Woody
2. Blowin' in The Wind
3. The Times They Are A-Changin'
4. Chimes of Freedom
5. It Ain't Me Babe
6. Subterranean Homesick Blues
7. Mr. Tambourine Man

8. Like a Rolling Stone
9. Tombstone Blues
10. Positively 4th Street (7" mono single and on the mono release of Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits)
11. Rainy Day Women #'s 12 & 35
12. Just Like a Woman
13. I Want You
14. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
15. All Along The Watchtower

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697791672 (Europe) - rear

"Bob Dylan In Concert: Brandeis University 1963" - limited edition mono CD releases, Columbia/Legacy 88697 794552 2 (USA), 19 Oct 2010; Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697 80442 2 (Europe/Australia), 18 Oct 2010; Sony Music SBCI  80013 (Japan), 5 Mar 2011:


Columbia/Legacy 88697 79455 2 (USA) - front of card sleeve,
scan by Moise Potié
The 7-track CD 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 . All tracks were recorded live at the 1st Annual Folk Festival, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, Friday 10 May 1963. It was released as a regular album as a CD in a jewel case and as an 180gm mono vinyl LP in Apr 2011.
Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697 80442 2 (Europe) - front of card sleeve, scan by Jeremy Mayle

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697 80442 2 (Australia) - front of card sleeve, scan by Stuart Moore

Sony Music SBCI  80013 (Japan) - front of card sleeve, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

R-0859 Honey Just Allow Me One More Chance (incomplete)

R-0860 Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues

R-0861 The Ballad Of Hollis Brown

R-0862 Masters Of War

R-0863 Talkin' World War III Blues

R-0864 Bob Dylan's Dream

R-0865 Talkin' Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues

All these performances are no longer rarities now this album has been added to the bobdylan.com albums page! Full details of all the releases of this album are now on the appropriate page of International Album Releases (Regular Albums).

Thanks to Moise Potié, Jeremy Mayle, Stuart Moore and Sonny Boy McFitzson for information and scans.


"The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)" - standard 2CD releases, Columbia/Legacy 88883 73487 2 (USA/Canada), 27 Aug 2013; Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88883 73487 2 (Europe/Australia), 26 Aug 2013:


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88883 73487 2 (Europe) - front of slipcase with sticker (my copy)
R-0683 Went To See The Gypsy - unreleased demo version of track from New Morning, with Bob on piano (this was available from the US iTunes store only on 12 Oct 2004)
Now no longer a rarity since it appears as track 15 on CD2 of 2013's The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971
).

Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for information about this item. Thanks to Evan Marshall for pointing out the 2013 release.


Picture from iTunes web-site

"The Bootleg Series, Vol. 11 - The Basement Tapes Raw" - standard 2CD releases, Columbia/Legacy 88875019672 (USA/Canada), 4 Nov 2014; Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 888750196729 (Europe/Australia), 3 Nov 2014; Sony Music SICP 30727-8 (Japan), 19 Nov 2014:
"
The Bootleg Series, Vol. 11 - The Basement Tapes Complete" - Deluxe Edition 6CD releases, Columbia/Legacy 88875016122 (USA/Canada), 4 Nov 2014; Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88875016122 (Europe/Australia), 3 Nov 2014; Sony Music SICP 30721-6 (Japan), 19 Nov 2014:


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88875016122 (Europe), front of slipcase with sticker, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

R-0545 Too Much Of Nothing - alternate take to the officially released track, recorded at Big Pink, West Saugerties, NY, Jul-Oct 1967
Now officially released in Nov 2014 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - The Basement Tapes Complete (CD3)

R-0546 Tears Of Rage - alternate take to the officially released track, recorded at Big Pink, West Saugerties, NY, Jul-Oct 1967
Now officially released in Nov 2014 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - The Basement Tapes Complete (CD4)


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88875019672 (Europe), front of slipcase with sticker, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

R-0837 I'm Not There [Bob Dylan/The Band] - out-take from The Basement Tapes, recorded at Big Pink, Saugerties, New York State, Jun-Oct 1967 (5:13), released on I'm Not There: Original Soundtrack, see 2007, and also in the I'm Not There feature film, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 4.
This track, which has long circulated unofficially, is usually known to Dylan fans by its 1970 copyrighted title of "I'm Not There (1956)" (thanks to Tim Dunn for information). It was available on the bobdylan.com Performances page in Dec 1997, see Online Performances (bobdylan.com). The song has now been released in Nov 2014 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - The Basement Tapes Complete (CD3, track 11) and The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - The Basement Tapes Raw (CD1, track 10), but in a remixed version, so R-0837 remains a rarity.

Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for information and scans.


"The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12 - The Cutting Edge" - standard 2CD releases, Columbia/Legacy 88875019672 (USA/Canada), 4 Nov 2014; Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 888750196729 (Europe/Australia), 3 Nov 2014:

This release includes several rarities from 1965 and 1966.

R-0046 From A Buick 6 - alternate take with harmonica intro (take 4, 30 Jul 1965, 3:06), from the original US and Canadian stereo pressings of Highway 61 Revisited, also all Japanese stereo LP pressings on CBS/Sony from 1968. This alternate take is also on the Sony Music Japan promo-only 2CD set Dylan Ga Rock (1993 release only, not the 2010 release)
Take 4 has now been released on The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (6CD Deluxe Edition) CD2, track 19, and The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (18 CD Collector's Edition) CD6, track 4. Because the 6CD Deluxe Edition is widely available, R-0046 is no longer a rarity.

R-0047 Just A Little Glass Of Water [She's Your Lover Now] - out-take from Blonde On Blonde, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 21 Jan 1966, a solo piano version, not the version on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3
Take 16 has now been released on The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (6CD Deluxe Edition) CD5, track 7, and The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (18 CD Collector's Edition) CD11, track 4. Because the 6CD Deluxe Edition is widely available, R-0047 is no longer a rarity.

R-0758 California - early version of Outlaw Blues from Bringing It All Back Home with different lyrics (which appear in "Writings and Drawings" under this title, lyrics on bobdylan.com here), recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 13 Jan 1965
Now released on The Best Of The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 CD1, track 11, The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (6CD Deluxe Edition) CD2, track 1, and The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (18 CD Collector's Edition) CD1, track 14, so no longer a rarity.

R-0727 Outlaw Blues -  alternate take from Bringing It All Back Home, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 13 Jan 1965 (wrongly listed as "16 Jan 1965"), from "Exclusive Out-takes From 'The Bootleg Series Vol. 7: No Direction Home - The Soundtrack'"- Three Track Download Only Single, iTunes (USA/Europe), Nov 2005
This alternate take was then previously uncirculating. Thanks to Roger Ford for information that this take is now on both the 6CD and 18CD versions of The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 - Bob Dylan 1965-1966 The Cutting Edge released in Nov 2015 (6CD version - CD1, track 14; 18CD version - CD1, track 10), so is now no longer a rarity.

R-0044 Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? - early version released on a Columbia US 7" single as Positively 4th Street by mistake and withdrawn very quickly (take 17, recorded at Columbia Recording Studios, New York, 30 Jul 1965)
See the promo and commercial singles below. Take 17 has now been released in stereo on The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (6CD Deluxe Edition) CD4, track 2, and The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (18 CD Collector's Edition) CD6, track 19. Because R-0044 is in mono, it remains a rarity.

R-0053 Bob Dylan's 115th Dream - edit with false start/laughing removed, from Bringing It All Back Home - 7" stereo jukebox EP, Columbia 7-9128 (USA), 1965.
Release of The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (18 CD Collector's Edition) in Nov 2015 revealed that the false start with laughing comes from 13 Jan 1965 (take 1, on CD1, track 5), while the complete take which follows it comes from 14 Jan 1965 (take 2, on CD2, track 4). R-0053 is therefore also released as CD2, track 4! R-0053 will still remain a rarity, because of the limited availability of this massive set.

R-0327 If You Gotta Go, Go Now - Columbia 1965 acetate of the version released in the Netherlands in 1967 as a single (see R-0055, 1967), but without the overdubbed vocal backing by the Poppies (information from Rob van Estrik). This take still has backing vocals by Angeline Butler.
This take without overdubs, (take 2, 15 Jan 1965) has now been released in Nov 2015 on The Best Of The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (2 CD Standard Edition) (CD 1, track 9), The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (6 CD Deluxe Edition) (CD 1, track 22) and The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (18 CD Collector's Edition) (CD 3, track 2). R-0327 is therefore no longer a rarity. R-0055
, 1967, remains a rarity.

R-0062 Pledging My Time - alternate stereo mix on "Zenith Salutes... The Teen Sound" (1966) and the Dutch Greatest Hits Vol. 3 album (1967)
Thanks to Larry Crum for pointing out that this mix appeared on the revised US stereo version of Blonde On Blonde released on LP in 1968 and on CD in 1982, see 1966 Blonde On Blonde Rarities.

R-0063 4th Time Around - alternate stereo mix to the one used on the first 1966 US stereo pressing of Blonde On Blonde on the Dutch Greatest Hits Vol. 3 album (1967)
This mix was again used on the remixed 1968 US stereo pressing of the album, see 1966 Blonde On Blonde Rarities.

R-0327 If You Gotta Go, Go Now - Columbia 1965 acetate of the version released in the Netherlands in 1967 as a single (see R-0055, 1967), but without the overdubbed vocal backing by the Poppies.
This take without overdubs, (take 2, 15 Jan 1965) has now been released in Nov 2015 on The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (6 CD Deluxe Edition) (CD 1, track 22) and The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (18 CD Collector's Edition) (CD 3, track 2). R-0327 remains a rarity

R-0513 Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? - stereo version, still officially unreleased, from 1965 Columbia US acetates
The single version released in Nov 2015 on the 18CD Collector's Edition of The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (CD10, track 12) is in stereo and has been remixed from the original tapes. R-0513 will still remain a rarity, because of the limited availability of this massive set.


"The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert!" - stereo 2LP vinyl releases: Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88985361441 (USA/Europe), 2 Dec 2016; "The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert!" - 2CD releases: Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88985374342 (USA/Europe), 2 Dec 2016:


Columbia/Legacy/ Sony Music 88985361441 (Europe) - front of gatefold sleeve (2LP release, my copy)
R-0407-2 She Belongs To Me - live, Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 26 May 1966, from The Gelston Acetates, a set of Columbia acetates which surfaced in 1986.

R-0408-2 Fourth Time Around - live as R-0407

R-0409-2 Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat - live as R-0407

R-0410-2 One Too Many Mornings - live as R-0407

R-0411-2 Ballad Of A Thin Man - live as R-0407


Columbia/Legacy/ Sony Music 88985374342 (Europe) - front of card sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (2CD release)

This concert from 26 May 1966 is also on CDs 28-29 of the 36CD set The 1966 Live Recordings, Nov 2016.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scan.


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