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This is the sixth part of a separate multi-year list by release date of commercially-released stereo Bob Dylan-only compilation albums (including Greatest Hits albums with non-standard tracklists) that have been referred to me but do not qualify for my Searching For A Gem list because they contain only performances which are all available on officially released Dylan albums. Nevertheless, their interest value or scarcity means they're worth listing here - as far as I know some are not included on any other Internet site. Thanks to Hans Seegers for all the exclusive CBS Japanese releases, etc.!

Promo-only Dylan compilation albums are now listed on this page. Other International Compilations are now here:


International Albums: Regular Albums from Round the World - Index


International Compilations: Various Artist Albums

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


US & International Singles & EPs

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 21 February, 2024.


Bob Dylan Compilations

For the earlier parts of this list, see the links above. This list now includes albums with the title Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (various Volumes) with non-standard tracklists. For Greatest Hits albums with the standard US tracklists see International Albums (Regular). There are also several international Bob Dylan compilation albums such as The Essential Bob Dylan which contain rarities in the main Searching For A Gem list.


2020


"The Japanese Singles Collection" - 2CD set, Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan), 25 Mar 2020:


Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - front with obi and tour sticker, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson
This 2CD set was intended to be released on Blu-spec CD2 discs to mark Bob's tour of Japan in April 2020. Track by track liner notes are by Heckel Sugano. The CD obi and front stickers are expected to show "来日記念盤" for "Japan Tour Edition".

Thanks to Jack from Canada for finding new artwork. Thanks to Steve Perrin for information that the new cover picture is based on artwork by Japanese Ukiyo-e artist Hokusai. The original artwork is now used as the front of the colour insert booklet. According to Sonny Boy McFitzson Amazon Japan are including a 24cm x 24cm print of the new artwork as a bonus (see right).


Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - Amazon Japan poster scan by Colin Hindson

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - replaced front picture from www.sonymusic.co.jp (now front of colour booklet)

DISC 1
1. Subterranean Homesick Blues
2. Like A Rolling Stone
3. Positively 4th Street
4. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
5. One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)
6. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
7. I Want You
8. Just Like A Woman
9. Blowin' In The Wind
10. The Times They Are A-Changin'
11. Lay, Lady, Lay
12. Take A Message To Mary
13. Watching The River Flow
14. When I Paint My Masterpiece
15. George Jackson (Big Band Version)
16. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
17. A Fool Such As I

DISC 2
1. On A Night Like This
2. Something There Is About You
3. Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine) (from Before The Flood)
4. Tangled Up In Blue
5. Mr. Tambourine Man
6. Hurricane (Part 1)*
7. Mozambique
8. Another Cup Of Coffee
9. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again (from Hard Rain)*
10. Baby Stop Crying
11. Gotta Serve Somebody*
12. Man Gave Names To All The Animals
13. Sweetheart Like You
14. Tight Connection To My Heart
* Single version (edited)

Because this compilation contains five rarities, full details are in 2020. Although the tour did not take place, the compilation was released on schedule.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Wil Gielen, Ronald Born, Jack from Canada, Moise Potié, Michel Pomarede, Sonny Boy McFitzson, David McBride and Colin Hindson for information and pictures.


"The Best of The Bootleg Series" - 28-track download: Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, etc. (USA), 2 Oct 2020:


Picture from iTunes
This 28-track download contains performances from the various Bootleg Series sets from 1991 onwards. All the tracks have been previously released.

The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3 1991
The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3
(1991)

The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 1998
The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 - Live 1966
(1998)**

The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 2002
The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 - Live 1975 (2002)


The Bootleg Series Vol. 6 - Live 1964 (2004)
**
<i>Picture used by the BBC to advertise the forthcoming Scorcese documentary</i>
The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - No Direction Home
: The Soundtrack (2005)


The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs (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 Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert! (2016)*


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


The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 - More Blood, More Tracks (2018)


The Bootleg Series Vol. 15 - Travelin' Thru 1967-1969 (2019)

  1. Up to Me (Take 1) [Vol. 14, 2018 - not the 1985 Biograph version]
  2. Blind Willie McTell (Studio Outtake – 1983) [Vol. 3, 1991]
  3. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down (Live at Royal Albert Hall, London, UK – May 26, 1966) [The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert! , 2016] *Not up until now classed as a Bootleg Series release!
  4. Maggie’s Farm (Live at Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI – July 1965) [Vol. 7, 2005]
  5. The Groom’s Still Waiting at the Altar (Live at the Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA – November 13, 1979) [Vol. 13, 2007]
  6. Dink’s Song [Vol. 7, 2005]
  7. Pretty Saro (Unreleased from Self Portrait Sessions) [Vol. 10, 2014]
  8. Mama, You Been On My Mind (Studio Outtake – 1964) [Vol. 2, 1991]
  9. Mississippi (Outtake from Time Out Of Mind Sessions) [Vol. 8, 2008]
  10. Visions of Johanna (Take 5, Rehearsal) [Vol. 12, 2015]
  11. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues (Take 3, Rehearsal) [Vol. 12, 2015]
  12. Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here with You (Live at Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec – December 1975) [Vol. 5, 2002]
  13. Born In Time (Outtake from Oh Mercy sessions) [Vol. 8, 2008]
  14. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (Take 1) [Vol. 11, 2014]
  15. All You Have to Do Is Dream (Take 2) [Vol. 11, 2014]
  16. Wanted Man (Take 1) [Vol. 15, 2019]
  17. Tell Me That It Isn’t True (Take 2) [Vol. 15, 2019]
  18. Wallflower (Alternate Version, 1971) [Vol. 10, 2013]
  19. Most of the Time (Alternate Version from Oh Mercy sessions) [Vol. 8, 2008]
  20. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall (Live at Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec – December 1975) [Vol. 5, 2002]
  21. Series of Dreams (Outtake from Oh Mercy sessions) [Vol. 8, 2008]
  22. Slow Train (Live at Earls Court, London, UK – June 29, 1981) [Vol. 13, 2017]
  23. I Pity the Poor Immigrant (Take 4) [Vol. 15, 2019]
  24. Moonshiner (Studio Outtake – 1963) [Vol. 1, 1991]
  25. Seven Days (Live at the Curtis Hixon Convention Center, Tampa, FL – April 1976) [Vol. 3, 1991]
  26. Tangled Up in Blue (Take 3, Remake 3) [Vol. 14, 2018]
  27. Guess I’m Doing Fine (Witmark Demo – 1964) [Vol. 9, 2010]
  28. Every Grain of Sand (Demo – 1980) [Vol. 3, 1991]

**Vols. 4 and 6 are unrepresented.

Thanks to Freddy Ordóñez Araque, Fred Muller, Jack from Canada and André Wilbers for information.


"50th Anniversary Collection 1970" - 3CD set, Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 19439 81626 2 (UK), 4 Dec 2020:


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 19439 81626 2 (UK) - front picture from Badlands web-site
Thanks to Philip Jump of Badlands for news about this very limited 3CD set with 74 tracks, released on Friday 4 Dec 2020. All of the tracks are previously unreleased out-takes from Self Portrait and New Morning and therefore rarities. For the tracklist, see 2020.
Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 19439 81626 2 (UK) - rear picture from Badlands web-site

2021


None reported.


2022


None reported.


2023


"14 Hidden Gems From The Bootleg Series 1963-1997" - magazine CD release: Mojo (UK), Mar 2023:


"Mojo" magazine (UK), Mar 2023 (my copy)
Thanks to Alan Hoaksey for information that the Mar 2023 issue of the UK music magazine "Mojo" has a cover CD in a card sleeve with fourteen selections from The Bootleg Series including two tracks from The Bootleg Series Vol. 17 - Fragments: "Time Out of Mind" Sessions (1996-1997): Dirt Road Blues (version 2) and Mississippi (version 2) from CD3 of the 5CD set. Mississippi (version 2) is also on the 2CD set.
Rear of "Mojo" magazine (UK), Mar 2023

Front of CD sleeve

Rear of CD sleeve

CD

"The Essential Bob Dylan" - 2CD set, Sony Music SICP 31623~4 (Japan), 5 Apr 2023:


Sony Music SICP 31623~4 (Japan) - front with obi and tour sticker, scan by Jack from Canada (final design)
This 2CD compilation is being released to coincide with Bob's Spring 2023 tour of Japan. It comes on Blu-spec CD2 discs and includes commentaries, lyrics, and translations. The price will be ¥3,000 (¥2.727 plus tax). The Japanese title is Ryuukoukashuu [流行歌集] meaning Collection Of His Hits.

The front design is from a 2022 60th Anniversary postcard commemorating Bob's debut on Columbia Records in 1962. The "60 Dylan" picture is based on a work by Hiroshige Utagawa (spot Bob and Suze from the front of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan). The Japanese script says "60 years since his debut album was released" (19 Mar 1962 in the USA, although not until 1966 in Japan). The original picture is called "Sudden Shower over Shin-Ohashi Bridge and Atake" and dates from 1857.


Sony Music SICP 31623~4 (Japan) - rear with wrap-around obi, scan by Jack from Canada


"60 Dylan" picture, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (2022 postcard)


Original 1857 artwork by Hiroshige Utagawa, picture from Fine Art America

More information about this release can be found with other releases of The Essential Bob Dylan here.

Thanks to Sonny Boy McFitzson and Jack from Canada for information and scans.


"Mixing Up The Medicine - A Retrospective" - stereo vinyl LP releases: Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 19658825231 (USA/Europe); SIJP 157(Japan), Oct 2023; CD releases: Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 19658825232 (USA/Europe), 20 Oct 2023; Sony Music SICP 31686 (Japan), Oct 2023:


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 19658825232 (USA/Europe) - CD front picture from Badlands web-site  

Columbia/Legacy 19658825232 (Canada) - front of CD card sleeve with bilingual sticker, scan by Jack from Canada  

Columbia/Legacy 19658825232 (Canada) - bilingual sticker scan by Jack from Canada 

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 19658825231 (USA/Europe) - LP front and Side 1, picture from Badlands web-site 

Columbia/Legacy 19658825231 (USA) - LP front and Side 1 in gold vinyl, picture from Barnes & Noble web-site  

Columbia/Legacy 19658825232 (Canada) - rear of CD card sleeve, scan by Jack from Canada 

Columbia/Legacy 19658825232 (Canada) - outside of unfolded CD card sleeve, scan by Jack from Canada 

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 19658825231 (USA/Europe) - LP rear picture from www.discogs.com

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 19658825231 (USA/Europe) - LP Side 1 picture from www.discogs.com (gold vinyl)
 
Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 19658825231 (USA/Europe) -
LP Side 2 picture from
www.discogs.com (gold vinyl)
 
Book picture from www.amazon.co.uk

Columbia/Legacy 19658825232 (Canada) - inside of CD card sleeve, scan by Jack from Canada

Columbia/Legacy 19658825232 (Canada) - detail of
CD, scan by Jack from Canada ("Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc.")

Columbia/Legacy 19658825232 (Canada) - CD scan by Jack from Canada


Columbia/Legacy 19658825232 (Canada) - detail of rear of CD card sleeve, scan by Jack from Canada ("Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc."/"Made in USA")

This is a new career-spanning compilation containing twelve of Bob Dylan’s greatest songs, including Knocking On Heaven’s Door, Like A Rolling Stone and Hurricane. It is being released in conjunction with the (very expensive) book of the same name published by Calloway Arts and Entertainment and edited by Mark Davidson and Parker Fishel, with a foreword by Sean Wilentz.

Track listing:

Side 1: The Times They Are A-Changin’; Blowin’ In The Wind; Like A Rolling Stone; Subterranean Homesick Blues; All Along The Watchtower; Lay, Lady, Lay; Forever Young (slow version).
Side 2: Tangled Up in Blue; Hurricane; Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door; Make You Feel My Love; Things Have Changed.

Jack from Canada's Canadian CD release comes in a folded card sleeve with a bilingual front sticker. There is no booklet. The sleeve and CD were made in the USA. Thanks to Lars M. Banke for finding a limited edition on gold vinyl exclusively from Barnes & Noble in the USA.


Sony Music SICP 31686 (Japan) - CD front with obi, scan by Michel Pomarede
Thanks to Michel Pomarede for information that the Japanese release Sony Music SICP 31686 comes on a Blu-Spec CD2 disc and includes a manga by Naoki Urasawa entitled “Bob Dylan’s Adventure”. The manga is 38 pages long and details his life in pictures with Japanese text.

The Japanese LP release Sony Music SIJP 157 is actually the US LP with a Japanese obi. The obi covers the whole rear sleeve.

Sony Music SIJP 157 (Japan) - LP front with obi, scan by Michel Pomarede 
 
Sony Music SIJP 157 (Japan) - LP rear with full width obi, scan by Michel Pomarede 

Columbia/Legacy 19658825231 (USA) - LP Side 1 scan by Michel Pomarede (black vinyl) 
 
Columbia/Legacy 19658825231 (USA) - LP Side 2 scan by Michel Pomarede (black vinyl)

Sony Music SICP 31686 (Japan) - front of manga, scan by Michel Pomarede 

Sony Music SICP 31686 (Japan) - inside page of manga, scan by Michel Pomarede

Thanks to Badlands, "Isis" magazine, Jack from Canada and Michel Pomarede for information and scans.


For the earlier parts of this list, see here:

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International Albums: Regular Albums from Round the World - Index


International Compilations: Various Artist Albums

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


US & International Singles & EPs


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