Searching For A Gem: Recent Updates
The "Never Ending Listing"

(Title suggested by Gerd Rundel)

"I haven't known peace and quiet for so long I can't remember what it's like."
Bob Dylan, "Idiot Wind", 1974/2002 Ram's Horn Music

"By popular demand", here's a list of the latest Bob Dylan Rarity Updates made to the site. If you have any items to add to the site, please contact me here. Please make sure the subject of your message includes the word "Dylan"- this will ensure it's not deleted by the site Spam filter. This is absolutely vital - incoming Spam has been up to 13,300 messages per day, and I'm sure some of your valuable messages have been missed! Please retry if your message was rejected or if you haven't received a reply.

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"News" and "Updates" are now two separate pages - for "News", see here. The font used for the titles of each page is appropriately called "Jokerman", if you can't see it, download it here:

Revised: 27 September, 2023


Recent Updates

This list by date covers the last two months, and only includes new entries, not changes or corrections to existing entries.

My free time these days is extremely limited. Therefore there is at present a long backlog for additions, for this and the up-to-date list of wanted releases, see here. The last item to be added was submitted on 26 Aug 2023. Please check the backlog list before submitting entries, too many duplicate submissions (especially of new releases) have been received in the past. Please note, in order to reduce the huge number of submissions, only submit scans of new items. If you have a variant copy of an item already listed on the site, please submit only a text description of your item that can be pasted into the web page. This will make the additions significantly easier to handle, and avoid web pages becoming too long. This is a permanent policy for the site, now being enforced. Thank you for your co-operation.

Work on my long-standing projects, including a new Dylan discography book, is still very incomplete. I shall therefore still be giving this priority over web-site updates, so please be patient if your contribution does not appear for some time.

Rarities Updates:

  Other Updates:      
    25 Sep 2023 27 Sep 2023    
   
The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - The Basement Tapes Raw
- 2014 Sony Music Japan 2CD set
added to International Album Releases (Regular)


Knocked Out Loaded
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CBS Portugal promo stereo vinyl release of 1986 album added to International Album Releases (Regular)
  
   
    1 Sep 2023 12 Sep 2023 13 Sep 2023 17 Sep 2023
   
FM Rock Classics
[Various Artists] - 1988 CBS Australia stereo vinyl compilation with Mr. Tambourine Man by The Byrds and Hurricane from Desire added to International Album Releases (Various Artists Compilations) 1987-88


The Essential Bob Dylan - 2023 Sony Music Japan 2 Blu-spec CD2 release
of 2000 compilation added to International Album Releases (Regular)

Empire Burlesque
- CBS Holland stereo vinyl release of 1985 album with misprinted Side 2 label added to International Album Releases (Regular)


Planet Waves
[Bob Dylan/The Band] - 1982 CBS South Africa stereo vinyl re-release of 1974 Asylum album added to International Album Releases (Regular)
    11 Aug 2023 25 Aug 2023 27 Aug 2023  
   
Hitwave
1985 [Various Artists] - CBS Holland promo stereo cassette compilation with Tight Connection To My Heart from Empire Burlesque added to International Album Releases (Various Artists Compilations) 1980-86


Singers And Songwriters: 1965-1969
[Various Artists] - Time-Life Australia compilation 2CD set with I Want You from Blonde On Blonde added to International Album Releases (Various Artists Compilations) 2001



Songs And Artists That Inspired 'Fahrenheit 9/11'
[Various Artists] - Epic/Sony Music Soundtrax USA/Europe/Australia compilation CD releases with With God On Our Side from The Times They Are A-Changin' plus covers of Chimes Of Freedom and Masters Of War added to International Album Releases (Various Artists Compilations) 2004

Sounds of the Sixties -
1966 Still Swinging
[Various Artists] - Time-Life Holland compilation 2CD set with Subterranean Homesick Blues from Bringing It All Back Home added to International Album Releases (Various Artists Compilations) 2004
    9 Aug 2023   10 Aug 2023  
   
Bringing It All Back Home
- 1975 Discos CBS Spain stereo vinyl release of 1965 album
added to International Album Releases (Regular)

Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid
- 1982 Discos CBS Spain
stereo vinyl test pressing of 1973 film soundtrack album added to International Album Releases (Regular)

Ondas Planetarias [Planet Waves]
[Bob Dylan/The Band] - Asylum/Clave Uruguay stereo vinyl test pressing of 1974 album added to International Album Releases (Regular)

The Basement Tapes [Bob Dylan/The Band] - Columbia US stereo vinyl 2LP release of 1975 double album exported to Spain added to International Album Releases (Regular)
11 Aug 2023 26 Sep 2023 1 Aug 2023 4 Aug 2023 8 Aug 2023

Arthur Baker Presents Dance Masters: The Classic Dance Remixes
[Various Artists] - Demon UK
4CD/6LP and 2LP CD and vinyl releases with new remixes of When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky from Empire Burlesque and (Ain't Gonna Play) Sun City (The Last Remix) by Artists United Against Apartheid added to 2023

We Shall Overcome: Documentary Of The March On Washington
 
[Various Artists] - Folkways US mono vinyl release with live 1963 performance of "The Ballad Of Medgar Evers" [Only A Pawn In Their Game] added to 1964

Under The Red Sky - CBS/RTVL Yugoslavia stereo cassette release of 1990 album added to International Album Releases (Regular)

Blood On The Tracks - Columbia Europe/Australia Discos CBS Spain stereo vinyl test pressing of 1975 album added to International Album Releases (Regular)

Oh Mercy
- Discos CBS Argentina stereo vinyl test pressing of 1989 album
added to International Album Releases (Regular)


Under The Red Sky
- Discos CBS Argentina stereo vinyl test pressing of 1990 album added to International Album Releases (Regular)


The main Rarities List is now in individual year pages, which now contain only the main Rarities List. Access the yearly pages by going to the appropriate decade (Part 1 - the 1960s, etc.).  The Rarities header page for each decade contains links to the other audio pages for that decade. To remove some confusion I no longer use separate R-numbers for mono and stereo rarities - a mono version now has the same R-number as the stereo version with an "M" suffix, e.g. the mono version of "R-0001" is "R-0001M". This has released several R-numbers which have now been reused.

International Mono Releases has a page per official album plus several more for compilation albums. Mono 7" Singles & EPs (up to 1976) also have their own pages.

International Stereo Releases is split into "Regular Albums" (again with one page per album), "Dylan-Only Compilations", "Various Artists Compilations" (each in multiple sections) and "International Stereo Singles". All stereo promo album releases including Radio Station albums are included in the appropriate album page in International Albums (Regular). Similarly, all stereo promo singles are included in the appropriate singles pages of International Singles. Stereo singles are in a single multi-part chronological list. For links see below.

"VHS & DVD" is split into multiple pages by decade. All Honourable Mentions are here. Traveling Wilburys rarities are here.

[VHS & DVD] [International Mono Releases] [International Stereo Releases]

In answer to queries about making the pages "printer-friendly", the volatility of the site means I strongly discourage people from printing out these pages. Any printed page would soon be out-of-date! For proof of this, just see above. Also, because of the regular page restructuring that seems to be required as the site expands, if you link to the site, it's best to link to the Home Page only.


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!

Ongoing virus and spam effect on mail services

I obviously have to make this site's email address openly available so it's being abused by third parties to send Spam. Some correspondents use ISPs whose Anti-Spam policies now reject replies from me as Spam. If I can't send a message to you, I'll post a reply on this page. Therefore, if you're expecting a reply from me and haven't received one, please look here.

Picture Submissions:

Because of the huge number of submissions to this site I would be very grateful if you could submit scanned pictures 100% ready to be added to a page. Sadly, digital photos are usually disappointing with unrealistic colours, unwanted reflections and badly distorted geometrically, so I prefer not to use them. Taking digital photos and sending them to me is usually a waste of your time! That means all pictures should be aligned so they're exactly horizontal and vertical, especially label pictures, and cropped to be exactly square (or 2:1 if gatefold). I add pictures to the site at 320x320 (640x320 for gatefold) but I like submissions to be 300 dpi so I can show details if necessary. Pictures of sleeve/label details you submit should be either 1:1, 2:1 or 3:1, I can't easily use pictures on my pages with different width/height ratios as they spoil the look of the pages. Scan LP sleeves in four sections on a flatbed scanner and "stitch" them together in a program like Adobe PhotoShop or Paint Shop Pro to show the whole sleeve. (It's easy!)

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So long, eBay! 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 here 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.


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