Searching For A Gem: News


"Bob Dylan Worldwide -The First Twenty Years" - the first instalment of what will hopefully be the definite Dylan discography, published by Christoph Maus/Maus of Music, Hamburg, Germany . This was published in advance of Bob's 75th birthday, in mid-April 2016. Heartfelt thanks to the contributors to this site who have helped with preparing this book - they are credited for their contributions. Please buy this book from "Isis" here . Thanks to Sonny Boy McFitzson for news the book can be bought in Japan from Disk Union here . Sample pages from the book are shown here.

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11 Jul 2020: Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin and others for news that the US company Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab is releasing new audiophile 180gm vinyl editions of Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid (30 Jun 2020) and Oh Mercy (7 Aug 2020). Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid is a single LP playing at 33 rpm, limited to 3000 copies, while Oh Mercy is a double LP playing at 45 rpm, limited to 4000 copies. These albums are eye wateringly expensive, but the quality is said to be exceptional.

27 Jun 2020: Congratulations to Bob for earning a No. 1 Hit in the Album Charts of the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, etc., with Rough And Rowdy Ways! In the UK this makes him the oldest male artist to have had a UK No. 1, and the oldest artist to have had a No. 1 with an album of new material. The UK record is held by Dame Vera Lynn, who had a No. 1 UK album of her wartime hits in 2009 at the age of 93. She died on 18 Jun 2020 at the age of 103.

25 Jun 2020: Thanks to Colin Hindson for news that Marbeck's Record Shop in Auckland, New Zealand, is selling the olive green vinyl version of Rough And Rowdy Ways here: https://www.marbecks.co.nz/detail/583370/Rough-And-Rowdy-Ways-Olive-Coloured-Vinyl-LP.

20 Jun 2020: Today is "Love Record Stores" day! Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for news that a repressed edition of the French album En Roue Libre, the 1965 mono release of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, will be available from independent record stores in France (but not FNAC). Badlands in the UK are also participating in today's promotion, but there are no Dylan-related items.

15 Jun 2020: Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for news that the olive green vinyl pressing of Rough And Rowdy Ways will also be available from FNAC in France as well as Badlands in the UK.

13 Jun 2020: Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for news that the UK Bob Dylan Store is offering a gold vinyl pressing of Rough And Rowdy Ways that looks identical to JPC’s (though the German retailer says theirs is an exclusive). Whether you preorder that configuration, or the 2CD, or standard 2LP from the UK web store, you’ll get an exclusive lobby card. If you pre-order before 11:59 PM BST on June 24th, you’ll be placed in a competition to win your copy of the lobby card signed by Bob Dylan. Amazon UK is offering customers who pre-order the 2CD edition before June 19th entry to a draw to win an "exclusive vinyl test pressing". Also, Danish collector Lars M. Banke is selling his collection of more than 850 Dylan books here: https://bruun-rasmussen.dk/m/lots/C11E2318B8EC?q=Dylan.

10 Jun 2020: Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for the Rough And Rowdy Ways tracklist.-CD1: I Contain Multitudes; False Prophet; My Own Version Of You; I've Made Up My Mind To Give Myself To You; Black Rider; Goodbye Jimmy Reed; Mother Of Muses; Crossing The Rubicon; Key West (Philosopher's Pirate). CD2: Murder Most Foul.

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Contacting Bob Dylan

This is a fan site with no connection to Bob - that means you can't contact him through me! I used to have a postal address for Bob's New York business office that I thought was correct, but I have since been informed by someone who wrote to that address that their mail was returned. I have never had an email address. I can only suggest you contact Bob's publisher Simon & Schuster or use the feedback page at www.bobdylan.com. I also have no means of helping anyone who wants to meet Bob Dylan or obtain his autograph!

For much wider news coverage of interest to Bob Dylan fans, see Karl Erik's amazing "Expecting Rain" site . It's always up-to-date thanks to his astounding dedication!


News and Updates are now two separate pages - for Updates (including all site structure changes), see here.

Revised: 11 July, 2020


11 Jul 2020: Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin and others for news that the US company Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab is releasing new audiophile 180gm vinyl editions of Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid (30 Jun 2020) and Oh Mercy (7 Aug 2020). Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid is a single LP playing at 33 rpm, limited to 3000 copies, while Oh Mercy is a double LP playing at 45 rpm, limited to 4000 copies. These albums are eye wateringly expensive, but the quality is said to be exceptional.

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27 Jun 2020: Congratulations to Bob for earning a No. 1 Hit in the Album Charts of the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, etc., with Rough And Rowdy Ways! In the UK this makes him the oldest male artist to have had a UK No. 1, and the oldest artist to have had a No. 1 with an album of new material. The UK record is held by Dame Vera Lynn, who had a No. 1 UK album of her wartime hits in 2009 at the age of 93. She died on 18 Jun 2020 at the age of 103.

25 Jun 2020: Thanks to Colin Hindson for news that Marbeck's Record Shop in Auckland, New Zealand, is selling the olive green vinyl version of Rough And Rowdy Ways here: https://www.marbecks.co.nz/detail/583370/Rough-And-Rowdy-Ways-Olive-Coloured-Vinyl-LP.

20 Jun 2020: Today is "Love Record Stores" day! Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for news that a repressed edition of the French album En Roue Libre, the 1965 mono release of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, will be available from independent record stores in France (but not FNAC). Badlands in the UK are also participating in today's promotion, but there are no Dylan-related items.


15 Jun 2020: Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for news that the olive green vinyl pressing of Rough And Rowdy Ways will also be available from FNAC in France as well as Badlands in the UK.

13 Jun 2020: Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for news that the UK Bob Dylan Store is offering a gold vinyl pressing of Rough And Rowdy Ways that looks identical to JPC’s (though the German retailer says theirs is an exclusive). Whether you preorder that configuration, or the 2CD, or standard 2LP from the UK web store, you’ll get an exclusive lobby card. If you pre-order before 11:59 PM BST on June 24th, you’ll be placed in a competition to win your copy of the lobby card signed by Bob Dylan. Amazon UK is offering customers who pre-order the 2CD edition before June 19th entry to a draw to win an "exclusive vinyl test pressing".  Also, Danish collector Lars M. Banke is selling his collection of more than 850 Dylan books here: https://bruun-rasmussen.dk/m/lots/C11E2318B8EC?q=Dylan.

10 Jun 2020: Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for the Rough And Rowdy Ways tracklist.-CD1: I Contain Multitudes; False Prophet; My Own Version Of You; I've Made Up My Mind To Give Myself To You; Black Rider; Goodbye Jimmy Reed; Mother Of Muses; Crossing The Rubicon; Key West (Philosopher's Pirate). CD2: Murder Most Foul.


Older News

Old news items are kept on here until the rarities referred to actually surface, or until it becomes clear that they're not going to!


24 Nov 2015: Please note, in order to reduce the huge number of submissions, only submit scans of new items. If you have variant copies of items already listed on the site, please submit only a text description of your item that can be pasted into the web page. That will make the additions significantly easier to handle, and avoid web pages becoming too long. This is a new permanent policy for the site. Thank you for your co-operation.

7 Jul 2014: Thanks to Jeff Gold, Bruce Mulle and several others for news of 149 Dylan acetates from the Nashville Skyline/Self Portrait/New Morning era that were found in a New York building in West Houston Street, Greenwich Village, that was once rented by Bob as a studio. These have been named "The West Houston Street Acetates" and contain many unreleased versions of Dylan songs from the period. They will be listed in full on the 2014 page when time permits. For full details, see here.
26 Nov 2013: So long, eBay! This web-site has an ongoing huge backlog of additions, all with high quality artwork, and several important new Dylan releases to add between now and Christmas. In view of the poor quality of description and illustration of items from eBay and other online auction sites, together with the high probability that items are counterfeit, no more items from such sites will be considered for inclusion here. I've also been told that featuring eBay items on this web-site has led to higher prices. Thanks to those who have submitted eBay links in the past, but please don't do so in future under any circumstances.

As an example, look at the scan by Manuel García Jara and a photo of the same single from an online auction site. The digital photo is appalling (and shows the wrong side of the sleeve)!


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