"Searching For A Gem"

Bob Dylan's Officially Released Rarities and Obscurities

[The Official Rarities Yearly Lists] [Traveling Wilburys] [Online Performances (bobdylan.com)] [Online Performances (Other)] [Interviews with Bob] [VHS & DVD] [International Mono Releases] [International Stereo Releases] [Released Rarities] [Honourable Mentions] [Honourable Mentions Video] [Questionable Releases] [Questionable Video Releases]


[The Official Rarities Yearly Lists]
The Rarities Header page for each decade now contains links to the other audio pages for that decade.
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"There are those who worship loneliness, I'm not one of them,
In this age of fibreglass I'm searching for a gem."

Bob Dylan, "Dirge", ©
1973/2001 by Ram's Horn Music

A list-in-progress of officially released but elusive recordings of Bob Dylan, compiled by Alan Fraser.

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All the songs listed in the Official Rarities section are cross-referenced by song title in these alphabetical pages.
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Living In Another Country: International Stereo Releases


Starlight In The East: Bob Dylan’s Unreleased Songs


Bob Dylan at the Movies: An Overview of all Films with Dylan Performances

The Blonde On Blonde Missing Pictures
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24 Jul 2014: Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for news that Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Inc. of Chicago, IL, are releasing numbered limited editions of analogue remastered versions on heavyweight 180gm vinyl, pressed at Record Technology Inc. (RTI), Camarillo, CA, of 1970's New Morning, to be released on 22 Jul 2014, and 1974's Before The Flood, to be released on 29 Jul 2014.

14 Jul 2014: Thanks to Harold Lepidus for information that "Death Is Not The End", Episode 4 of Season 7 of the HBO vampire TV series "True Blood", broadcast in the USA on 13 Jun 2014, contains Death Is Not The End from 1987's Down In The Groove. The TV series has previously used Beyond Here Lies Nothin' from 2009's Together Through Life in Season 2 (2009), and Everything Is Broken from 1989's Oh Mercy in Season 3 (2010).

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.

 


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Bob Dylan's Official Rarities Pages


Official Rarities and Obscurities

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Traveling Wilburys

Online Performances (bobdylan.com)

Online Performances (Other)

Interviews with Bob

VHS & DVD

International Mono Releases

International Stereo Releases

Released Rarities

Honourable Mentions

Honourable Mentions Blowin' In The Wind covers

Honourable Mentions Video
 
Questionable Releases

Questionable Releases (Dylan Albums)

Questionable Releases Video

Index of International Releases by Country (work in progress)
 

"International Stereo Releases" is organised by album and split into "Regular Albums" (again with one page per album),  "Compilations" and "Stereo Singles (All Formats)".  The new "Index of International Releases by Country" will summarise both mono and stereo album and single releases by individual country.


Lists compiled from "Searching For A Gem"

All the pages below contain lists of tracks that aren't on Bob's regular albums. There is no overlap between them, in that each rarity is listed on one page only.

Mr. D's Apochrypha
"Mr. D's Apocrypha"

(Columbia releases with tracks that aren't on Bob's regular albums)

Bob's "Field Recordings" 1961-87
Bob's Early "Field Recordings" 1961-87

The Never-Ending Tour Official "Field Recordings"
Bob Dylan's Never-Ending Tour Official "Field Recordings
" 1988 Onwards

Bob's Appearances on Compilations
Bob's Appearances on Compilations
(including Film Soundtracks)

Duets with Bob
Duets with Bob

Bob Supporting Other Artists
Bob "On The Side"

Revised: 01 August, 2014


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 that I thought was correct, but I have since 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 contact address at bobdylan.com . I also have no means of helping anyone who wants to meet Bob Dylan or obtain his autograph!

Access the yearly pages from here by going to the Official Rarities Yearly Lists. Traveling Wilburys now have their own pages. "VHS & DVD" is now split into multiple pages, including pages for films and TV series with Dylan rarities and pages for films and TV series with Dylan album tracks. "International Mono Releases" now has a page per official album plus pages for compilation albums, mono 7" singles and mono 7" EPs. "International Stereo Releases" is split into "Regular Albums" (again with one page per album),  "Compilations" and "Stereo Singles (All Formats)". "Honourable Mentions" are items which don't qualify for these lists, but may be of interest to Dylan collectors. "Questionable Releases" and "Questionable Releases Video" are items sent in by contributors of dubious provenance.

[The Official Rarities Yearly Lists] [Traveling Wilburys] [Online Performances (bobdylan.com)] [Online Performances (Other)] [Interviews with Bob] [VHS & DVD]
[International Mono Releases] [International Stereo Releases] [Released Rarities] [Honourable Mentions]
[Honourable Mentions Video] [Questionable Releases] [Questionable Releases Video]

[News] [Updates] [Red Herrings] [Trading] [Other Pages]

All the songs listed in the Official Rarities section are cross-referenced by song title in these alphabetical pages.
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The Searching For A Gem site is always under sustained attack from Spammers, with 13,300 messages once received in one day. These messages are filtered out, and the Spam filters mean that if you do not put "Dylan" in the subject of a message it will be deleted and not reach the Searching For A Gem mailbox. If you have sent a message and not received a reply, please send it again with "Dylan" in the subject.

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


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The list of people who've contributed to the site is now long enough to merit its own Thanks page!

Red Herrings

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Links

For records that have been wrongly associated with Bob but definitely have no connection with him, see here. Sorry, for legal and other reasons it is not possible for this site to offer valuations of your Dylan rarities, for details of online Dylan traders, see here. For other Bob Dylan related sites that may be of interest to Searching For A Gem visitors, see here.

Searching For A Gem is compiled by:

Alan Fraser
Macclesfield, Cheshire,
England
For more information on England's Macclesfield, see . There is also a Macclesfield in North Carolina, USA, and two in Australia: one in South Australia (near Adelaide) and one in Victoria (near Melbourne)! All three towns were founded by Cheshire expatriates.


Alan Fraser, UK - webmaster
Email: bob-rare@searchingforagem.com

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Hans Seegers, Holland - Dylan discographer and collector supreme
Email: dignity.dylan@upcmail.nl


EDLIS "Gemologist"!

Alan has contributed to the UK magazines "Record Collector", "Q", "Mojo" and "Uncut" as well as to the "Village Voice", Dylan fanzines "Isis" and "The Bridge" and several books on Bob Dylan, and has also appeared on BBC Radio talking about this site. Alan is the EDLIS "Gemologist", for the EDLIS Parties and Gatherings Facebook page, go to .

For Alan's science fiction book reviews for the British Science Fiction Association's review magazine "Vector", go here .


Arie de Reus, Holland


Stuart Moore, Australia


Gerd Rundel, Germany


Manuel García Jara, Spain


Wil Gielen, Holland


Harold Lepidus, Massachusetts, USA


Franck Faugere, France


Les Kokay, New Zealand

All major contributors will be pictured here in appreciation of their hard work on the site's behalf.

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The original version of "Bob Dylan's Official Rarities" was hosted on Guilio Molfese's "Breadcrumb Sins" site and also appeared in "The Bob Dylan Companion", edited by Carl Benson, Schirmer Books, New York, 1998.


Larry Eden in his trademark Rolling Thunder hat, photo by "jackobob"

This site is respectfully dedicated to the memory of Larry "Lambchop" Eden, who followed Bob all over the world for many years, and sadly died in 2007. I bought part of his Dylan collection when he was raising money to move to India some years before. He's one of the few fans Bob has ever acknowledged from the stage, saying "This is Lambchop. He's been to more of my shows than I have!". Let's hear it for the Chopper!

[The Official Rarities Yearly Lists] [Traveling Wilburys] [Online Performances (bobdylan.com)] [Online Performances (Other)] [Interviews with Bob] [VHS & DVD] [International Mono Releases] [International Stereo Releases] [Released Rarities] [Honourable Mentions] [Honourable Mentions Video] [Questionable Releases] [Questionable Video Releases]

[News] [Updates] [Red Herrings] [Trading] [Other Pages]

All the songs listed on this web-site are cross-referenced by song title in these alphabetical pages.
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