"Searching For A Gem"

 Audio: International Album Releases - Index of Regular Albums


Picture from the Highway 61 Interactive CD-ROM - the Graphix Zone production team in "1960s Greenwich Village" holding all the Bob Dylan albums released before 1995 - for details of the CD-ROM see 1995

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Revised 08 May, 2020.


Bob's Regular Stereo Albums

For regular mono albums, see here. Multi-packs with more than one regular album are listed here. Promo releases of regular albums are now listed on the appropriate album page. Note that some countries like the USA and UK have so many variations amongst 1960s Dylan albums that it is impossible for every combination to be listed on the mono and stereo album pages!

Bob Dylan 1962
Bob Dylan (1962)

Freewheelin' 1963
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)

The Times They Are A-Changin' 1964
The Times They Are A-Changin' (1964)

Another Side 1964
Another Side Of Bob Dylan (1964)

Bringing It All Back Home 1965
Bringing It All Back Home (1965)

Highway 61 Revisited 1965
Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

Blonde On Blonde 1966
Blonde On Blonde
(1966)
Greatest Hits 1967
Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (1967)

Greatest Hits* (UK, 1967)
John Wesley Harding 1968
John Wesley Harding
(1968)
Nashville Skyline 1969
Nashville Skyline
(1969)
Self Portrait 1970
Self Portrait
(1970)

New Morning 1970
New Morning
(1970)

Greatest Hits Vol. II 1971
Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II (1971)
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More Bob Dylan Greatest Hits* (UK, 1971)
Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid 1973
Bob Dylan Soundtrack: Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid
(1973)

Dylan 1973
Dylan (1973)

Planet Waves 1974
Planet Waves
(1974)
Before The Flood 1974
Before The Flood
(1974)
Blood On The Tracks 1975
Blood On The Tracks
(1975)
The Basement Tapes 1975
The Basement Tapes
(1975)
Desire 1976
Desire
(1976)
Hard Rain 1976
Hard Rain
(1976)
Street-Legal 1978
Street-Legal
(1978)
Bob Dylan At Budokan 1978
Bob Dylan At Budokan
(1978)
Slow Train Coming 1979
Slow Train Coming
(1979)
Saved 1980
Saved
(1980)
Shot Of Love 1981
Shot Of Love
(1981)
Infidels 1983
Infidels
(1983)
Real Live 1984
Real Live
(1984)
Empire Burlesque 1985
Empire Burlesque
(1985)
Biograph 1985
Biograph
(1985)
Knocked Out Loaded 1986
Knocked Out Loaded
(1986)
Down In The Groove 1988
Down In The Groove
(1988)
Dylan & The Dead 1989
Dylan & The Dead
(1989)
Oh Mercy 1989
Oh Mercy
(1989)
Under The Red Sky 1990
Under The Red Sky
(1990)
The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3 1991
The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3
(1991)
Good  As I Been To You 1992
Good As I Been To You
(1992)
30th Anniversary Concert Celebration 1993
The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration
(1993)
World Gone Wrong 1993
World Gone Wrong
(1993)
Greatest Hits Vol. 3 1994
Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. 3 (1994)
MTV Unplugged 1995
MTV Unplugged
(1995)
Time Out Of Mind 1997
Time Out Of Mind
(1997)
The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 1998
The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 - Live 1966
(1998)
The Essential Bob Dylan 2000
The Essential Bob Dylan
(2000)
"Love And Theft" 2001
"Love And Theft"
(2001)
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)
<i>US-only relelease</i>
The Best Of Bob Dylan
(2005)

Modern Times (2006)


Dylan (2007)


The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs (2008)


Together Through Life (2009)


Christmas In The Heart (2009)


The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964 (2010)


Bob Dylan In Concert: Brandeis University 1963 (2010)**


Tempest (2012)


The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) (2013)

The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - The Basement Tapes Complete (2014)


Shadows In The Night (2015)


The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 - Bob Dylan 1965-1966 The Cutting Edge
(2015)


Fallen Angels (2016)


The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert! (2016)


Triplicate (2017)


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


Bob Dylan Live 1962-1966: Rare Performances From The Copyright Collections (2018)


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


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


Rough And Rowdy Ways (2020)

 
   


Multi-packs

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Mono Albums

   

Multi-packs with more than one regular album are listed here.

*I've also included the two UK Greatest Hits releases from 1967 and 1971 here because they were also released in several other countries worldwide.

**Although 2010's Bob Dylan In Concert: Brandeis University 1963 is available in mono only, it's included here because it's listed on the Albums page of bobdylan.com . The seven-track CD Bob Dylan In Concert: Brandeis University 1963 was originally given away as a bonus disc in a card sleeve with copies of The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 - The Witmark Demos and the 9CD set The Original Mono Recordings. It was released as a regular album as a CD in a jewel case and as an 180gm mono vinyl LP in Apr 2011 and is now on the Albums page of bobdylan.com , which means all seven tracks have now ceased to be rarities and are listed on the Released Rarities page.
 

The book "The Bob Dylan Album File & Complete Discography" by Brian Hinton published by Cassell in the UK in Nov 2006, contains two very flattering references to this web-site, in the introduction on page 7 and in the section on "Websites and Fanzines" on page 449.

The Essential Bob Dylan (2000) was added to the Albums page of bobdylan.com , which meant Things Have Changed from the 2000 Wonder Boys soundtrack (formerly R-0299) ceased to be a rarity. Items containing R-0299 but no other rarities have been moved to the appropriate page of International Stereo Releases.

The Best Of Bob Dylan (released in the USA and Japan in 2005) is also now on the Albums page of bobdylan.com . This is not the same as the 1997 European release of the same name.

The 3CD retrospective set Dylan released on 1 Oct 2007 means the original out-take of Dignity from Oh Mercy that first appeared on the 1998 Touched By An Angel soundtrack album (formerly R-0273) has also ceased to be a rarity. Items containing R-0273 but no other rarities have been moved to the appropriate page of International Stereo Releases.

All the Bootleg Series releases from 1998 or after include former rarities that were listed on this web-site (see Released Rarities). Items containing released tracks but no other rarities have been moved to the appropriate page of International Stereo Releases.

The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 - Live 1966 (1998)
The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 - Live 1975
(2002)
The Bootleg Series Vol. 6 - Live 1964 (2004)
The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - No Direction Home: The Soundtrack (2005)
The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare & Unreleased 1989-2006 (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 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)

The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3  [Rare and Unreleased] 1961-1991 (1991) was released before I created this web-site in 1998, so all the previously unreleased tracks in that release were never allocated R-numbers. Although this set is numbered Vols. 1-3 the three "Volumes" have never been available as separate releases.
 
All the Standard Editions of the first twelve volumes of The Bootleg Series including Nov 2015's The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 - Bob Dylan 1965-1966 The Cutting Edge were included in the 21CD boxed set The Bootleg Series Collection, released in conjunction with the Dutch newspaper "De Volkskrant" in Holland in Nov 2015.
The 2012 7" stereo single with Duquesne Whistle from Tempest has on the B-side an alternate take of Meet Me In The Morning, out-take from the Blood On The Tracks sessions, New York, NY, Sep 1974.  This track was taken from the 2018 release of The Bootleg Series covering the Blood On The Tracks sessions (Vol. 14). For more details, see 2012.

Future Editions of "The Bootleg Series"

Thanks to Walter Zuk for information about an article in "Rolling Stone" about possible new releases for the Bootleg Series being planned by Bob's team. These could include a "Coffee House Years" set featuring Bob's very early 1960s performances in New York. Not only do they have many unreleased tapes, but the copies of the tapes they have that are already in circulation are first generation!

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/bob-dylan-coffeehouse-years-bootleg-series-728571/

Also under consideration is a set of the Time Out Of Mind sessions in 1997 - some material was released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs in 2008, but many more takes from the sessions remain unreleased. Another possible set covers the period immediately after the Bootleg Series Vol. 13, from Shot Of Love in 1981 to the Infidels sessions in 1983. Further off could be a live Bootleg Series set with recordings from the Never Ending Tour, which started in 1988 and is still going on!

Other sets I'd like to see:

1980s sessions: Empire Burlesque to Down In The Groove. The original Empire Burlesque tapes before they were mixed by Arthur Baker, up to the known missing out-takes from Down In The Groove, such as Impossible Words The original material is actually far better than it's been given credit for.

1989 Oh Mercy sessions.

1992 David Bromberg Chicago sessions

1993 Supper Club concerts, New York

1990s acoustic sessions - out-takes from Good As I Been To You and World Gone Wrong Including You Belong To Me.

2000/2010s sessions - out-takes from "Love And Theft" to Tempest


The 50th Anniversary Collections etc. (2012-19)


50th Anniversary Collection 1962 (2012)

50th Anniversary Collection 1963 (2013)

50th Anniversary Collection 1964 (2014)


50th Anniversary Collection 1965 (2015)


The 1966 Live Recordings (2016)


Bob Dylan Live 1962-1966: Rare Performances From The Copyright Collections (2018)


The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings (2019)

50th Anniversary Collection 1969 (2019)
       

In 2011 Columbia missed out on having a 50th Anniversary Collection (also known as The Copyright Extension Collection) for 1961, which meant they had to experience the ignominy of seeing Bob's first album (which was recorded in 1961) go out of copyright and dozens of public domain versions of the album appear (see Questionable Releases of Official Dylan Albums and Singles). Since 2012 they've corrected this by releasing all the previously unreleased tracks including live recordings in 50th Anniversary Collections in very limited quantities.

Thanks to Andreas Volkert for the following explanation:

According to Directive 2011/77/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 September 2011 the situation in regard to phonograms/recordings* is as follows:

The European copyright law from 2011 protects recordings made in 1963 or later for 70 years, but only if the recordings are "lawfully published or lawfully communicated" to the public within 50 years after "fixation" (= recording date). If they are released within that period (the cut off date being Dec. 31) they are protected for 70 years from the date of release. This means that "The Complete Basement Tapes" for example are protected until 2084.

Recordings made before 1963 are out of copyright in the EU, no matter what. Therefore the EU market is overflowing with unauthorized (but legal in the EU) releases of Dylan's first album and Dylan bootleg material from 1961 and 1962 (and classic Jazz and Rock & Roll recordings from the 1950s/early 1960s etc.). This means that Dylan's "1962 Anniversary Collection" proved to be superfluous legally (in the EU). But when it was released (in late 2012) the legal situation was unclear, since the new law had not been passed by the legislature of all EU member states (this process was finally completed in 2013). Therefore Sony/Dylan's people released it just in case.

*Note: The copyright for compositions is different: The actual compositions (written musical notes and lyrics) are protected for life of author + 70 years.

Because of the large amount of 1965 material, the 50th Anniversary Collection 1965 was a 208 track download available only to the 5000 purchasers of The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 - Bob Dylan 1965-1966 The Cutting Edge Collector's Edition (which is now sold out). This would have required around 20 LPs (or 12 CDs) to add to the 18CD Collector's Edition set. In 2016 the expected 50th Anniversary Collection 1966 was in fact a massive 36CD set called The 1966 Live Recordings. All the 1966 studio recordings had been included in The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 - Bob Dylan 1965-1966 The Cutting Edge Collector's Edition. As well as the 2014 6CD set The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - Bob Dylan And The Band: The Basement Tapes Complete, recorded throughout 1967, the album John Wesley Harding was recorded at Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN, in Oct/Nov 1967, however the expected 50th Anniversary Collection 1967 with all the recordings from those sessions was not released at the end of 2017, although some of these recordings appeared on The Bootleg Series Vol. 15 - Travelin' Thru 1967-1969. As Bob did not record anything in 1968, there was no 50th Anniversary Collection 1968. A compilation 2CD set, Bob Dylan Live 1962-1966: Rare Performances From The Copyright Collections, was released by Sony Music in Japan in July 2018, later released worldwide. The 14CD set The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings released in June 2019 is listed on the bobdylan.com Albums Page even though it was a Limited Edition. I am choosing to consider this release a rarity until such time I hear that its status as a Limited Edition has changed and it is on permanent general sale. The 50th Anniversary Collection 1969, a very limited 2CD set, was released on 6 Dec 2019.


Online Availability

Notes from Harald Sigvartsen

Most regular releases with Bob Dylan are available, but they are sorted a little differently in Spotify and Tidal. In additions it’s only fair to mention “The Rolling Thunder Revue” released in summer of 2019, which also only are available as a ten-track sampler.

In Spotify the releases are sorted into “albums”, “singles and EPs”, and “compilation albums” + an “artist playlists” listed as a separate category. Other albums that have a Bob Dylan-track are not available in Spotify, and one can only wonder why. “Sadly the “30th Anniversary Concert Celebration Deluxe Edition” (nor its original from 1993) isn’t available in Spotify, as it was a semi-official Dylan-release – or, at least,  it’s on the album page on bobdylan.com (they both are).  One release which is NOT on Spotify is “Biograph”, a fact that to me is quite astonishing. This album is sort of “mother” to all later box-set dealing with the past of an artist – and in many’s opinion both the prequel and starting point for all the later released ”The Bootleg Series” installments. It’s available, though, as an user-created playlist (by Brett Landis, to be precise).

In Tidal the categories are these:  “albums”,  “compilation albums”, “live albums” [or, directly translated “concert albums”], “singles and EPs”, “playlists”, and “Videos”. The 30th Anniversary  Concert Celebration Deluxe Edition release from 2014 are listed under “participates on”, with a number of other Dylan-related releases (such as soundtracks, tribute albums, and other,  mostly non-related Dylan, albums (which seem to be streaming releases only). One thing I noticed is that Dylan (from 1973) is listed under “compilations” , and that the 2007 Dylan compilation is not listed at all (same goes for Spotify, by the way). And, oddly, Biograph is listed under “live albums” – not under “compilations”, which one would’ve expected.

In iTunes – which is another matter (together with Google Play) – The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 - More Blood, More Tracks, The Bootleg Series Vol. 15 - Travelin' Thru 1967-1969 and The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings are available in complete editions. The only release not available is the box-set with the 1966 tour, The 1966 Live Recordings. The career spanning multi-disc set The Complete Album Collection Vol. 1 is not available for download in iTunes, but the Japanese “decades” parts are (the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s/00s sets are sold separately , as well as albums individually within the decades’ sets). The latter set, “90s/00s”, is not available as a whole, here the albums are sold separately within the set. MTV Unplugged is the US-version, and Tell Tale Signs from 2008 is the 28 track standard version (the double disc set + one track only available as download) – and not the 39 track Deluxe Edition [and with the Bonus Track a total of 40 tracks].


This page is an index to the pages on this site that give details of all international commercially-released regular stereo Bob Dylan albums released in the USA and available commercially today, as listed on the Albums page of bobdylan.com . If you click on the album cover picture at the top of each page you'll be taken to the appropriate page on bobdylan.com to see track list information, etc. US Greatest Hits albums are now reached from this page also, non-US Greatest Hits compilations are listed on the International Albums (Greatest Hits) page. Multi-packs with more than one regular album are listed here. Mono albums are listed here.

These albums do not contain rarities or obscurities and are not eligible for the Searching For A Gem list. Nevertheless, their interest value or scarcity means they're worth listing here - as far as I know details of all international releases in all formats are not included on any other Internet site. I know from correspondence that many younger Dylan fans have never seen the original albums and their artwork, which is obviously much more impressive at the 12" size than when reduced to a 5" CD booklet (which often has minimal artwork anyway). Maybe these pages will spur people to seek out the original albums! Also, remember the guiding principle of Dylan collecting– every copy of a Dylan album is different in some way from every other copy! This means that it is impossible to list every single variant of every release. Also, unless an album was purchased new from a record shop or from its original purchaser, there is no guarantee it is now in its original sleeve or inner sleeve – dealers “mix and match” to pair up a good quality record with a good quality sleeve, and they don’t have the specialist artist knowledge needed to know when this is wrong. Several examples of this have been sent to me, not listed on the site.

These pages are still incomplete - 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!


Other International Releases pages are now here:

Other International Compilations
International Compilations: Dylan-Only Compilations


International Compilations: Various Artist Albums with Dylan Songs

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


US & International Singles & EPs


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