All the songs listed in the Official
Rarities section are cross-referenced by song title in these
A-E F-J K-O P-S T-Z
"The Philosophy of Modern Song" by Bob Dylan, to be published by Simon & Schuster on 8 Nov 2022 as a book and audiobook. The cover photo is Little Richard, Alis Lesley and Eddie Cochran at Sydney Airport on 28 Sep 1957 (photo by Bruce Perry via Getty Images). Also shown is the original photo (maybe colourised) and a single by Alis Lesley with the same photo of her in black and white. Bob will narrate part of the audio book.
This yearly page now contains only the main Rarities List. Promotional Items (Albums and Singles) are now here. All Honourable Mentions are now here.
If you have any entries to add to the list or additions/corrections to existing entries, please let me know! Please note I cannot value your Dylan rarities - see the Mission page for reasons why. Contact the dealers on my Trading page for assistance!
Revised: 24 March, 2023.
Titles in red are not available on a currently released Bob Dylan CD (for these see bobdylan.com )
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Performances currently available on commercial CD are marked by (these are the ones that count as obscurities rather than as rarities)
Audience recordings are indicated by (A).
"Blowin' In The Wind" - new recording in "Ionic Originals" format, auctioned in London, 7 Jul 2022:
"Ionic Originals" disc in player, picture from Christie's web-site
Christie's London, July 2022 - photo from Peter Coulthard
Christie's London, July 2022 - disc on turntable, photo from Peter Coulthard
Christie's London, July 2022 - underside of acetate with etched signatures of Bob and T-Bone Burnett, photo from Peter Coulthard
Christie's London, July 2022 - coaster signed by Mike Piersante, photo from Peter Coulthard
Thanks to Harold Lepidus for news that the first performance to be released in the new analogue "Ionic Originals" format was a 2021 re-recording of Blowin' In The Wind - for more information see:
PRESS RELEASE: Bob Dylan’s First New Studio Recording of “Blowin’ In The Wind” Since 1962 - Produced by T Bone Burnett Utilising Groundbreaking Patented Technology to Create a One-of-One Ionic Original Disc L.A./N.Y./LONDON on 7 July 2022 (bostonharoldpodcast.blogspot.com)
R-2359 Blowin' In The Wind - exclusive "Ionic Originals" 2021 performance with Bob and T-Bone Burnett, auctioned at Christie's London, July 2022
Thanks to Samuel Stone for information that the new line-up is: Bob Dylan (vocals), Greg Leisz (mandolin), Stuart Duncan (violin), T-Bone Burnett (electric guitar), and Dennis Crouch (bass). Thanks to Jacques Colinet for news that the master recording was auctioned at Christie's in London on 7 July 2022 (no copies exist). It is reported to have fetched almost £1.5 million ($1.8 million).
Thanks to Peter Coulthard for the photo taken at the listening session he attended. Shown in the photo are Peter Coulthard, Mike Piersante (recording engineer) with acetate, Peter Klarnet (Christie's Vice President). The Christie's coaster signed by Mike Piersante has on the back a reproduction of the underside of the acetate, with the etched signatures of Bob and T-Bone Burnett. Thanks also to Peter for information about five other Ionic Originals from the same 2021 recording session:
R-2367 Masters Of War - exclusive "Ionic Originals" 2021 performance with Bob and T-Bone Burnett
R-2368 The Times They Are A-Changin' - exclusive "Ionic Originals" 2021 performance with Bob and T-Bone Burnett
R-2369 Simple Twist Of Fate - exclusive "Ionic Originals" 2021 performance with Bob and T-Bone Burnett
R-2370 Gotta Serve Somebody - exclusive "Ionic Originals" 2021 performance with Bob and T-Bone Burnett
R-2371 Not Dark Yet - exclusive "Ionic Originals" 2021 performance with Bob and T-Bone Burnett
All these "Ionic Originals" are single-sided 10" acetates.
More information will be added when available, but these five Ionic Originals are believed to have been sold privately by T-Bone Burnett's company Neo Fidelity for very high prices!
Various Artists - "Tribute To A Songpoet: Songs Of Eric Andersen" - 3CD set: Y&T Music YT-21 (USA), 21 Oct 2022:
Y&T Music YT-21 (USA) - front of card sleeve, scan by Jack from Canada
|This 3CD tribute to Eric Andersen includes
a Dylan rarity:
Thirsty Boots (Eric Andersen) (take 1) -
recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 4 Mar 1970,
R-2255 with added 2021 upright bass by Tony Garnier.
'bout changes & things, Eric Andersen (Vanguard VSD 79206, USA, 1966) with his original version of Thirsty Boots, picture from www.amazon.com
Y&T Music YT-21 (USA) - folded poster scan by Jack from Canada
Y&T Music YT-21 (USA) - outside of unfolded card sleeve, scan by Jack from Canada
Y&T Music YT-21 (USA) - CD1 scan by Jack from Canada (includes Bob)
Y&T Music YT-21 (USA) - CD2 scan by Jack from Canada (no Dylan
Y&T Music YT-21 (USA) - inside of unfolded card sleeve, scan by Jack from Canada
Y&T Music YT-21 (USA) - CD3 scan by Jack from Canada (no Dylan)
Another Bob cover of Eric's Thirsty Boots with a harmonica intro was released in 2013 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971). This version was also released as the B-side of a 2013 Record Store Day single, see International Singles: All Formats 2010-19.
The album also includes a bonus download-only track, Thirsty Boots (recorded live at the Mudd Club, New York City, 1982) with Eric Andersen (vocals, guitar), plus John Sebastian (harmonica, added 2022) and Tony Garnier (upright bass, added 2022).
Thanks to Harold Lepidus, Jack from Canada, Gino Galvez and André Wilbers for information and scans.
Bob Dylan/Various Artists - "The Philosophy Of Modern Song" - 6CD audiobook: Audioworks 9 781797 129518 (USA), 8 Nov 2022:
Audioworks 9 781797 129518 (USA) - front of box, scan by Jack from Canada
|Bob's new book "The Philosophy of Modern Song" was published by Simon & Schuster on 8 Nov 2022 as both a book and an audio book. Bob narrates parts of the audio book, along with Jeff Bridges, Steve Buscemi, John Goodman, Oscar Isaac, Helen Mirren, Rita Moreno, Sissy Spacek, Alfre Woodard, Jeffrey Wright and Renée Zellweger.||
Audioworks 9 781797 129518 (USA) - rear of box, scan by Jack from Canada
Audioworks 9 781797 129518 (USA) - CD1 scan by Jack from Canada
Audioworks 9 781797 129518 (USA) - outside of card folder with CDs 4-6, scan by Jack from Canada
Audioworks 9 781797 129518 (USA) - spine of box, scan by Jack from Canada
Audioworks 9 781797 129518 (USA) - bottom of box, scan by Jack from Canada
Jeff Bridges/Bob Dylan - Detroit City
Helen Mirren/Bob Dylan - Pump It Up
Jeffrey Wright - Without A Song
Sissy Spacek/Bob Dylan - Take Me Home From This Garden Of Evil
John Goodman/Bob Dylan - There Stands The Glass
Renee Zellweger - Willy The Wandering Gypsy
Alfre Woodard - Tutti Frutti
Helen Mirren/Bob Dylan - Money Honey
Oscar Isaac/Bob Dylan - My Generation
Rita Moreno - Jesse James
Renee Zellweger/Bob Dylan - Poor Little Fool
Jeff Bridges - Pancho And Lefty
Steve Buscemi/Bob Dylan - The Pretender
Jeffrey Wright - Mack The Knife
Helen Mirren - Whiffenpoof Song
Sissy Spacek/Bob Dylan - You Don't Know Me
Alfre Woodard/Bob Dylan - Ball Of Confusion
Steve Buscemi - Poison Love
John Goodman/Bob Dylan - Beyond The Sea
Renee Zellweger - On The Road Again
Jeffrey Wright/Bob Dylan - If You Don't Know Me By Now
Rita Moreno/Bob Dylan - The Little White Cloud That Cried
Steve Buscemi/Bob Dylan - El Paso
Rita Moreno/Bob Dylan - Nelly Was A Lady
John Goodman - Cheaper To Keep Her
Jeffrey Wright - I Got A Woman
Steve Buscemi - CIA Man
Helen Mirren/Bob Dylan - On The Street Where You Live
Renee Zellweger - Truckin'
Sissy Spacek/Bob Dylan - Ruby, Are You Mad?
Rita Moreno - Old Violin
Helen Mirren/Bob Dylan - Volare
Renee Zellweger - London Calling
Jeff Bridges/Bob Dylan - Your Cheatin' Heart
Oscar Isaac/Bob Dylan - Blue Bayou
Sissy Spacek - Midnight Rider
John Goodman/Bob Dylan - Blue Suede Shoes
Helen Mirren - My Prayer
Steve Buscemi/Bob Dylan - Dirty Life And Times
Sissy Spacek/Bob Dylan - Doesn't Hurt Anymore
Alfre Woodard - Key To The Highway
Renee Zellweger/Bob Dylan - Everybody Cryin' Mercy
Jeffrey Wright - War
John Goodman - Big River
Steve Buscemi/Bob Dylan - Feel So Good
Jeff Bridges - Blue Moon
Renee Zellweger/Bob Dylan - Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves
Sissy Spacek/Bob Dylan - Keep My Skillet Good And Greasy
Rita Moreno - It's All In The Game
Jeffrey Wright - A Certain Girl
Jeff Bridges/Bob Dylan - I've Always Been Crazy
Steve Buscemi/Bob Dylan - Witchy Woman
Alfre Woodard/Bob Dylan - Big Boss Man
Rita Moreno - Long Tall Sally
Sissy Spacek - Old And In The Way
Oscar Isaac/Bob Dylan - Black Magic Woman
Rita Moreno - By The Time I Get To Phoenix
Alfre Woodard/Bob Dylan - Come On-A My House
Jeffrey Wright - Don't Take Your Guns To Town
Renee Zellweger/Bob Dylan - Come Rain Or Come Shine
Alfre Woodard/Bob Dylan - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
Helen Mirren/Bob Dylan - Strangers In The Night
Steve Buscemi/Bob Dylan - Viva Las Vegas
Oscar Isaac - Saturday Night At The Movies
Alfre Woodard/Bob Dylan - Waist Deep In The Big Muddy
John Goodman/Bob Dylan - Where Or When
Thanks to Harold Lepidus and Jack from Canada for information and scans.
Promotional/Regular Items for 2022
Stereo promo albums and singles for 2022 which don't contain rare material but which are still very collectable are now included with promo releases of regular albums and commercially released singles on the appropriate page in International Stereo Releases.
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