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Audio: International All Format Singles 2020s

 

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This page is part of a separate multi-year list by release date of international (now including the USA, which was once listed separately) promo and commercially-released stereo 7" and CD singles and EPs that have been referred to me but do not qualify for my Searching For A Gem list because they contain only performances which are available on officially released Dylan albums. Nevertheless, their interest value or scarcity means they're worth listing here - as far as I know many are not included on any other Internet site. Special thanks to Hans Seegers for many of these items! This page is incomplete - more entries required. All promo-only singles and promo versions of commercially released singles that were formerly listed in the Promotional Items sections of the yearly pages are now listed 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 23 June, 2020.


2020


"Subterranean Homesick Blues"/"She Belongs To Me" - mono 7" single, Sony Music SIKP-1002 (Japan), 1 Apr 2020:


Sony Music SIKP-1002 (Japan) - front with sticker, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

This limited edition mono single on "cherry pink" vinyl was released to mark Bob's tour of Japan in April 2020, now cancelled. It is expected to be limited to 2,500 copies and is a reissue of the original 7" mono single released by CBS/Nippon Columbia in Japan in 1965, before it was taken over by Sony Music. The front artwork is the same as in 1965. This was in fact the first Bob Dylan single ever issued by CBS Japan. Sonny Boy McFitzson points out that for Sony Music to re-release this CBS single is as big a deal as when Columbia/CBS bought the rights to reissue Planet Waves and Before The Flood from Asylum in 1982. He also says these two tracks are remastered and have been taken from 2010's Bob Dylan: The Original Mono Recordings. This should strictly be listed on a 2020s mono singles page, but is listed here as it will probably be the only 2020s mono single. The A-side of teh singke is included in the accompanying 2CD set Japanese Singles Collection, also exclusive to Japan, see 2020.


Sony Music SIKP-1002 (Japan) - front scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (translation below)

Sony Music SIKP-1002 (Japan) - detail of front, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (the Japanese text means "Melancholy Expressed in Western Rock"!)

CBS LL-764-C (Japan) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (1965)

CBS LL-764-C (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1965)

Sony Music SIKP-1002 (Japan) - unfolded insert scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SIKP-1002 (Japan) - reverse of unfolded insert, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson


Sony Music SIKP-1002 (Japan) - rear of outer sleeve with top and B-side of record, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson


Sony Music SIKP-1002 (Japan) - rear of outer sleeve with top, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SIKP-1002 (Japan) - A-side of record (pink vinyl), scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SIKP-1002 (Japan) - B-side of record (pink vinyl), scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SIKP-1002 (Japan) - A-side scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SIKP-1002 (Japan) - B-side scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson


Sony Music SIKP-1002 (Japan) - detail of rear of inner sleeve, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

The single was expected to have a front sticker with "来日記念盤" for "Japan Tour Edition". It comes in a green outer sleeve and plain white inner sleeve with a new three-fold insert. The front sticker says: "Single cut from Japanese Singles Collection. The hardest-to-get Dylan single reproduced for just one time in 55 years!" as well as:

BOB DYLAN
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Subterranean Homesick Blues
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Limited edition exclusive to Japan●7inch analogue
Limited colour record (cherry-pink Vinyl)
End-to-end manufacturing in Sony Group
Inc. liner notes・lyrics・translations●MONO
¥1,500+tax
SIKP 1002

Pages 1-2 of the insert have a commentary about Subterranean Homesick Blues by Yasufumi Amatatsu, but nothing at all about She Belongs To Me (Heckel Sugano isn't involved in the tour editions). Pages 3-5 have the lyrics and page 6has the tour schedule, exactly as shown on page 65 of the monochrome booklet accompanying SICP31361-2 (see 2020), The record has matrix: number SIKP-1002 *1 B1 stamped only on Side B, not on Side A.

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


"Murder Most Foul" - track made available on bobdylan.com (USA), 27 Mar 2020:


Picture from bobdylan.com

bobdylan.com has unveiled a previously unreleased song by Bob entitled Murder Most Foul, almost seventeen minutes long, about the assassination of President John F Kennedy in Dallas. TX, on 22 Nov 1963. Bob's message to his fans is:

"Greetings to my fans and followers with gratitude for all your support and loyalty across the years. This is an unreleased song we recorded a while back that you might find interesting. Stay safe, stay observant and may God be with you. Bob Dylan"

The lyrics have a reference to 50 years having passed. Speculation was originally that this is an out-take from 2012's Tempest, but it now appears it's from Bob's new studio album, Rough And Rowdy Ways, to be released on 19 Jun 2020. This entry has been added to Online Performances (bobdylan.com).

The song title is a quote from William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" (Act 1, Scene 5): "Murder most foul, as in the best it is. But this most foul, strange and unnatural."

Great news is that Murder Most Foul became #1 on the US "Billboard" chart for the week ending 9 Apr 2020. This is Bob's first #1 in the USA, as his previous best, Like A Rolling Stone, only made it to #2. However, Blowin' In The Wind by Peter, Paul and Mary, and Mr. Tambourine Man by The Byrds both reached #1.

Thanks to Alan Hoaksey, Fred Muller, Éamonn Ó Catháin and Derek Barker for information.


"I Contain Multitudes" - track made available on bobdylan.com (USA), 17 Apr 2020:


Picture from bobdylan.com
bobdylan.com has unveiled a second previously unreleased song by Bob entitled I Contain Multitudes, (4:38), again from Bob's new studio album, Rough And Rowdy Ways, to be released on 19 Jun 2020.

The photo was taken at Sporthalle Alpenstrasse, Salzburg, Austria, 9 Jul 1996 by Andrea Orlandi. The song title comes from the Walt Whitman poem "Song of Myself" (1855), "Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.)"

This entry has again been added to Online Performances (bobdylan.com).

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin, Harold Lepidus and Andrea Orlandi for information.


"False Prophet" - track made available on bobdylan.com (USA), 8 May 2020:


Picture from bobdylan.com
bobdylan.com has unveiled a third previously unreleased song by Bob entitled False Prophet (6:01). These three tracks are now revealed to be from Bob's new studio album, Rough And Rowdy Ways, to be released on 19 Jun 2020. Sonny Boy McFitzson says that verses six and seven from the published lyrics are reversed.

The skeleton illustration is taken from the cover of "The Shadow" magazine, USA, 15 Jul 1942. This song is said to have been inspired by the 1954 Sun Records B-side, If Lovin' Is Believing by Billy ''The Kid'' Emerson. This time the song title comes from the Bible: "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." (Matthew 7:15)

This entry has again been added to Online Performances (bobdylan.com).


Picture from Instagram

Sun Records 195 (USA, 1954) - B-side picture from www.discogs.com

Thanks to Harold Lepidus and Dag Braathen for information.


"Blind Willie McTell" - 7" stereo single, Secret 7"/Sony Music (catalogue number?) (UK), Sep 2020:


Picture from Secret 7" web-site
Secret 7" in the UK is releasing seven stereo 7" singles, including Bob's Blind Willie McTell from The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3, 1991, with bespoke artwork by international artists. There will be just 100 of each single. From 9 - 30 May 2020 all the artwork will be exhibited at NOW Gallery on Greenwich Peninsula in London. On 31 May 2020 there will be a first come, first served sale. Other artists include Aretha Franklin and Miles Davis. This year each record is priced at £70.

Blind Willie McTell has never before appeared on a 7" single, but two versions, a 4:05 radio edit (R-0438) and the 5:52 album version, were released on a Columbia US promo CD single in 1991. Because the radio edit is a rarity, full details are in 1991. If this single contains the radio edit, details will also be listed in 2020.

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Columbia CSK 4042 (USA, 1991) - front insert scan by David Plentus (two versions of Blind Willie McTell)

Originally planned for 31 May 2020, this release has now been postponed to Sep 2020. More information will be given when available.


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