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: 06 May, 2021

Recent Updates

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

There is no 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 27 Apr 2021. 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.

Please note that now my current backlog is cleared I am freezing the web-site and taking an extended break until at least June 2021. This is because I have several long-standing projects that I wish to complete, including a new Dylan discography book. Please do not submit any contributions for the web-site from now onwards until this message disappears. They will not be added until my other work has been completed, which may be some time.

"Bob Dylan Worldwide -The First Twenty Years" is 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.

Rarities Updates:

  Other Updates:      
6 May 2021   6 May 2021      

BOB DYLAN-Compilation - 1995 Sony Music Canada promo VHS video compilation with 12 tracks from 1965 to 1995 including a 1990 special "live" recording of Most Of The Time from Oh Mercy added to VHS & DVD 1995-99


Blonde On Blonde - 1971 CBS South Africa stereo vinyl 2LP release of 1966 double album added to International Album Releases (Regular)

Blonde On Blonde
- 1975 CBS Rhodesia stereo vinyl
2LP release of 1966 double album added to International Album Releases (Regular)

4 May 2021   16 Apr 2021 2 May 2021 4 May 2021  

Columbia Records Compilation Reel #54
- 1990 Columbia US VHS promo release with 4:47 edit of Most Of The Time from Oh Mercy added to
VHS & DVD 1990-94

Country Music Video Magazine - Premier Collectors’ Edition
- 1990 BMG Video USA VHS release with Bob performing on live 1990 version of Mr Tambourine Man with The Byrds added to VHS & DVD 1990-94

Dylan ...Revisited [Various Artists] - cover CD with "Uncut" magazine, UK, Jun 2021 with Too Late (Acoustic Version) from The Bootleg Series Vol. 16 - The Infidels Sessions added to International Albums Releases (Various Artist Compilations) 2021


The Times They Are A-Changin'
- 1968 CBS UK stereo 8-track tape cartridge release of 1964 album added to International Album Releases (Regular)


Los Más Grandes Exitos De Bob Dylan [Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits]
- 1977 Discos CBS Argentina stereo vinyl test pressing of 1967 compilation album with US tracklist added to International Album Releases (Regular)

Bob Dylan - Desire/Chris Squire - Fish Out Of Water - American Forces Radio & Television Service radio station LP with four tracks from 1976 album on Side 1 added to International Album Releases (Regular)

19 Apr 2021 1 May 2021 1 Apr 2021     8 Apr 2021

Woodstock '94: The Road To Saugerties - Aug 1994 MediaAmerica US radio stations CDs with My Back Pages and an excerpt of Knockin' On Heaven's Door from 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration added to

Dignity - Columbia Australia cassette single with edit of track from MTV Unplugged and live versions of A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall and It Ain't Me, Babe added to 1995

New Morning - 1980s Columbia Canada stereo vinyl release of 1970 album exported to Europe added to International Album Releases (Regular)

Bob Dylan At Budokan
- Columbia Canada stereo vinyl release of 1978 live double album exported to Sweden added to International Album Releases (Regular)

Saved - Columbia Canada stereo vinyl release of 1980 album exported to Sweden added to International Album Releases (Regular)

Together Through Life – United Record Pressing/Columbia USA stereo vinyl 2LP test pressing of 2009 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 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!)


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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