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Audio: "Greatest Hits" 1967 (UK Stereo Release)

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This page includes all stereo releases of the 1967 album released in the UK and elsewhere with a different tracklist from the US 1967 Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits album (see International Albums (Regular)). It has been separated from International Album Releases (Dylan-only Compilations) 1960s because of the large number of releases of the album. This album is also included on the 1967 page because some editions contain rarities! The mono releases of this album are listed in 1967 and International Mono Releases - Dylan-Only Compilations 1960s.

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!

Revised 16 October, 2017.


Vinyl and Tape Releases - UK


"Greatest Hits" - stereo vinyl compilation LP, CBS SBPG 62847 (UK), Dec 1966/Jan 1967, re-released 1975; CBS S 62847 (UK), 1985; CBS 460907 1 (UK), 1988:
The release date of this album is usually given as 1967 because it entered the UK album charts on 14 Jan 1967. However, Brian Grist thinks he first saw the album on sale between 26 and 31 Dec 1966.


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - front scan by Hans Seegers (first release)
This album has the same serial number as the 1967 French Greatest Hits release with the US tracklist (see International Albums (Regular). The stereo version was released in at least nine countries world-wide as well as the UK: Greece, Holland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, India, Israel, Kenya and New Zealand (mono only, see International Mono Releases - Dylan-Only Compilations 1960s).

This release had a different front sleeve picture (by Jerry Schatzberg from the Blonde On Blonde sessions) and a different tracklist from the US version - Positively 4th Street is missing (which means that every track here had previously appeared on LP in the UK), but is replaced by She Belongs To Me. (This swap was reversed on the second Greatest Hits UK and US vinyl albums!) There are two additional tracks: It's All Over Now, Baby Blue and One Of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later).

The rear sleeve shows six Dylan albums omitting Another Side Of Bob Dylan. Bob Johnston's name is misspelled "Bob Johnson". This UK tracklist is:

Side 1: Blowin' In The Wind (error with first guitar note missing, R-0251, see 1967); It Ain't Me, Babe; The Times They Are A-Changin'; Mr. Tambourine Man; She Belongs To Me; It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Side 2: Subterranean Homesick Blues; One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later); Like A Rolling Stone; Just Like A Woman; Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35 (unique 2:06 edit, R-0656, see 1967); I Want You


Photo from inside of May 1966 UK tour programme, photocopy by Paul Shenton


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - rear with black printed "STEREO"/arrows logo, scan by Hans Seegers (first release)

Whether the 1960s UK pressings actually contain R-0656 is now in doubt since on my copy listed below Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 is the full album version at 4:35, despite being listed as 2:06 on the sleeve. Hans Seegers believes that only the non-UK pressings of this album such as the Greek releases listed below had the 2:06 edit! This compilation was released in Italy as Il Meglio Di Bob Dylan N. 1 in 1976, see International Album Releases (Dylan-only Compilations 1970s). On that LP Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 was listed as 4:35.

I also previously reported that One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) was an unfaded stereo version (R-0537, see 1967). However, it now appears that this is incorrect and R-0537 has been removed from the Rarities list.

The US tracklist is:

Side 1: Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35 (album version); Blowin' In The Wind; Subterranean Homesick Blues; Like A Rolling Stone
Side 2: Positively 4th Street (1965 single); The Times They Are A-Changin'; It Ain't Me, Babe; Mr. Tambourine Man; I Want You; Just Like A Woman

There are an incredible number of variants of this UK album, several of which I am sure were released at the same time as one another from different UK suppliers to CBS Records, and many more are now listed here than were listed in my article in "Isis" magazine in 2011.

CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) Orange label releases - first release (Dec 1966/Jan 1967):


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - front scan by Hans Seegers (first release)


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - detail of front, same for stereo and mono (all 1960s releases)


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - detail of front with "STEREO"/arrows logo, scan by Hans Seegers (first release - missing from subsequent releases)


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - rear with black printed "STEREO"/arrows logo, scan by Hans Seegers (first release)


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - detail of rear with black printed "Stereo" logo, scan by Hans Seegers (first release)


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (first release)


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (first release, "33")


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (first release, "Blossom Music, multiple publishing dates)


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (first release)


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 2, scan by Hans Seegers (first release, "33")


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 2, scan by Hans Seegers (first release, "Blossom Music, "B. Feldman & Co", multiple publishing dates)

Hans Seegers' first release copy has a laminated front sleeve with three fold-over flaps, printed "STEREO"/arrows logos on the front and rear of the sleeve, and the catalogue number is listed as "SBPG 62847" on the rear. The record shows the playing speed as "33" on both sides and the songs are credited to "Blossom Music" and "B. Feldman" with individual publishing dates. All songs on Side 1 are credited to "Blossom Music" and on Side 2 tracks 1 and 3 are credited to "Blossom Music" while tracks 2, 4, 5 and 6 are credited to "B. Feldman". There are no track timings.

On the Side 2 label, producer Bob Johnston's name is misspelled as "Bob Johnson". This mistake was repeated on the labels of all the releases. The rear sleeve has the printer information at bottom left and the CBS copyright information at bottom right. It was printed by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. and has "GB" printed vertically at bottom right.


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (first 1960s release, printed by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.)

Per Erik Dahlberg has an unusual copy in a mono sleeve printed by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. with three folded-over flaps and a red "STEREO" stamp on the rear as the Lars M. Banke copy below. The record labels have "33" as the playing speed, not "33", but the record has first release matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG 62847 A1, Side 2 - SBPG 62847 B1. Per is sure that, while other tracks are definitely in stereo, It Ain't Me Babe and The Times They Are A-Changin' are definitely in mono.

Larry Naeve has a copy where the record has first release labels with the playing speed of "33", but it comes in a third release sleeve like my copy below with a gold foil "Stereo" sticker on the rear sleeve. Larry bought this album in the 1960s, so it seems unlikely that an incorrect sleeve and record have been matched by a dealer - CBS UK must have found stock of the older record labels around 1968 and used them up!

CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) Orange label releases - second release (late 1967):

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CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - front (second, third and fourth releases, my copy)

This second release sleeve has just "62847" as the catalogue number on the rear sleeve. The front sleeve of Gerd's second release copy with mixed labels has a green tinge to the album title, while the front sleeve of my copy has a yellow album title. Gerd's second release copy has a white "STEREO"/arrows logo sticker to the left of the CBS logo on the rear sleeve. The bottom of the sleeves are completely different - the first and second releases have the printer information at bottom left and the CBS copyright information at bottom right. The first release sleeve was printed by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. and the second and third sleeves were printed by Ernest J. Day & Co., Ltd. All sleeves have "GB" printed vertically next to the spine at bottom right.


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - detail of front (second, third and fourth releases, my copy - yellow album title)

CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (second release copy with mixed labels)

CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (second release copy with mixed labels - light green album title)


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second release variant 1, same as first)


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (first and second releases, "33")


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (first and second releases, "Blossom Music", multiple publishing dates)


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - rear with white "Stereo" sticker at top centre, scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1960s release)


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - detail of rear with white "Stereo" sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1960s release)


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (second release variant 1, same as third)


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 2, scan by Gerd Rundel (second release variant 1, small "33", third release is the same)


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 2, scan by Gerd Rundel (second and third releases, "Blossom Music"/"B. Feldman", "(P)
1966")


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1960s release, printed by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd.)

The record of Gerd Rundel's second release copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG 62847 A2, Side 2 - SBPG 62847 B2. This copy has mixed record labels: the Side 1 label is the same as the first release and has "33" as the playing speed, and multiple publication dates (1963-65). All songs on Side 1 are still credited to "Blossom Music". The Side 2 label is the same as my third release copy below with "33" in small text as the playing speed. On Side 2 tracks 1 and 3 are credited to "Blossom Music" while tracks 2, 4, 5 and 6 are credited to "B. Feldman". This time all tracks are shown as "(P) 1966". Again, there are no track timings.


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - rear with red "Stereo" printed at top, photocopy by Paul Shenton (second 1960s release variant 2)


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - detail of rear with red "Stereo" printed at top, photocopy by Paul Shenton (second 1960s release variant 2)


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - Side 1 photocopy by Paul Shenton (second release variant 2)


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 1, photocopy by Paul Shenton (second release variant 2, large "33")


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 1, photocopy by Paul Shenton (second release variant 2, "1 -6 Blossom Music", "(P) 1966")

Paul Shenton has a copy with the second release sleeve, but this time it has a printed red stereo/arrows logo on the rear sleeve, above the Side 2 song titles. The record has unusual mixed labels. The Side 1 label has a large "33" to the left of the centre hole instead of the smaller "33" on Gerd Rundel's Side 2 label. To the right of the centre hole all tracks are credited as "1-6 Blossom Music" on three lines. All tracks are shown as "(P) 1966". Paul's Side 2 label is the same as Gerd's and also the same as my third release Side 2 label.


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (first release sleeve as above)

CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (first release sleeve as above)

CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (second release variant 2, same as Paul Shenton's copy above)

CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (second release variant 2)

CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 2, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release variant 2, large "33")

CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 2, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release variant 2, "Blossom Music"/"B. Feldman", "(P) 1966")

CBS bpg 62847 (UK) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (mono sleeve)

CBS bpg 62847 (UK) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (mono sleeve with "STEREO" stamp)

CBS bpg 62847 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (mono sleeve with "STEREO" stamp)

CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (second release variant 2)

CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (second release variant 2)

Manuel García Jara has a copy with the same record labels as Paul Shenton's variant 2 second release above on both Side 1 and Side 2. This copy comes in a first release sleeve. Manuel has another copy with exactly the same record labels which came in an Italian sleeve as shown below! Lars M. Banke also has a copy with these labels that came in the second release sleeve.

Lars M. Banke's copy comes in a mono sleeve with a red "STEREO" stamp on the rear, which has three folded-over flaps. The record has the same labels as Manuel's copy immediately above with a large "33" on both sides. The record has the same stamped matrix numbers as Gerd Rundel's copy above: Side 1 - SBPG 62847 A2, Side 2 - SBPG 62847 B2.

CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) Orange label releases - third release (1968):


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - front (second, third and fourth releases, my copy)
My third release copy was bought in mid-1968 and has the same front sleeve as the second release. The rear sleeve has a gold foil "Stereo" sticker to the left of the CBS logo. The rear sleeve also has a text box about CBS stereo records, shorter copyright information at bottom left, and printer information at bottom right. The sleeve was printed by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd.


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - detail of rear with gold foil "Stereo" sticker (third 1960s release)

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CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - rear with gold foil "Stereo" sticker at top right (third 1960s release, my copy)


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - detail of rear (third 1960s release, printed by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd., printer's name on single line)

CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - two variants

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CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - Side 1 (third release variant 1A)

The record labels of my copy show the playing speed at "33", this time in a smaller type face. All songs on Side 1 are still credited to "Blossom Music" and on Side 2 tracks 1 and 3 are credited to "Blossom Music" while tracks 2, 4, 5 and 6 are credited to "B. Feldman". This time all tracks are shown as "(P) 1966". Again, there are no track timings. My third release copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG 62847 A2, Side 2 - SBPG 62847 B1 (Henry V. Bell's copy has the same matrix numbers). Tom Willems has a copy in the same sleeve and with the same Side 2 record label, but there is a minor difference on the Side 1 label to the right of the centre hole - the catalogue number between "Blossom Music" and the 1966 date is just "62847 A" instead of "SBPG 62847 A". Paul Shenton has a copy where both the Side 1 and Side 2 labels are the same as Tom Willems'. This copy comes in the fourth release sleeve shown below, and Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 on Side 2 plays at the full length of 4:35.


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 1 (third release variant 1A, space on either side of "MADE IN ENGLAND")


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 1 (third release variant 1A, "33")


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 1 (third release variant 1A, all "Blossom Music, "(P) 1966", "SBPG 62847 A")


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - Side 2 (third release variant 1A)


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 2 (third release variant 1A, "33")


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 2 (third release variant 1A, "Blossom Music"/"B. Feldman", "(P) 1966")


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Tom Willems (third release variant 1B)


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Tom Willems (third release variant 1B)


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Tom Willems (third release variant 1B, 1-6 Blossom Music, "62847 A" only)


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - Side 2 photocopy by Paul Shenton (third release variant 1B)

CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 2, photocopy by Paul Shenton (third release variant 1B)

CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 2, photocopy by Paul Shenton (third release variant 1B, "62847 B" only)

CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - three variants


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - Side 2 photocopy by Paul Shenton (third release variant 2A - Side 1 same as variant 1A above)

Paul Shenton has another copy with the same sleeve and Side 1 record label as mine, but the Side 2 label is unique (2A). All the text is in a larger sans serif type, so that the copyright text round the circumference is much larger and leaves almost no space between it and "MADE IN ENGLAND" at the bottom. The text elements to the left of the centre hole are differently aligned, and the catalogue number is shown as "SBPG 62847" instead of "Sbpg 62847".
CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 2, photocopy by Paul Shenton (third release variant 2A - copyright text close to "MADE IN ENGLAND")

CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 2, photocopy by Paul Shenton (third release variant 2A)


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 2, photocopy by Paul Shenton (third release variant 2A, "Blossom Music"/"B. Feldman", "(P) 1966")


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - Side 2 photocopy by Paul Shenton (third release variant 2B)


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 2, photocopy by Paul Shenton (third release variant 2B - "SBPG 62847 B" much higher)


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - Side 1 photocopy by Paul Shenton (third release variant 2C)

CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 1, photocopy by Paul Shenton (third release variant 2C - copyright text close to "MADE IN ENGLAND")

BS SBPG 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 1, photocopy by Paul Shenton (third release variant 2C)

BS SBPG 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 1, photocopy by Paul Shenton (third release variant 2C, 1-6 Blossom Music, "SBPG 62847 A")

Bizarrely, Paul has a second copy with the same sleeve and Side 1 record label as mine, but with a second variant of the "SBPG 62847" Side 2 label! On this label (2B) the circumference text is slightly skewed, "BOB DYLAN" and "GREATEST HITS" are printed slightly lower, and to the right of the centre hole the text "SBPG 62847 B" is printed higher.

Paul's third copy of this third release has the same Side 2 label as his first copy, but it now has a matching Side 1 label with the larger text (2C). The Times They Are A-Changin' is wrongly shown as having been produced by John Hammond, not Tom Wilson. This again comes in the same sleeve with a gold foil "STEREO" sticker.

Orange label third release sleeve variants:


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (alternate third release)
Lars M. Banke has two copies of this album with exactly the same record labels as my third release copy above but with very different rear sleeves. The first is almost the same as mine with a gold foil "Stereo" sticker, but has no printer's credits at bottom right. The second has a rear sleeve similar to the second release rear sleeve, with a red printed "STEREO"/arrows sticker on top centre and CBS copy right information on two lines at bottom right. There is no text box about CBS stereo records and the printer's name of "Ernest J. Day" is on a third line at bottom right instead of being at bottom left as on the second rear sleeve. Also the CBS logo at top right is bigger than on the rear sleeves of the other two third release copies.

CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (second alternate third release)

CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (alternate third release)

CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (alternate third release)

CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (second alternate third release)

CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (second alternate third release)


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (alternate third 1960s release, printer's name missing, "GB" vertically at bottom right)


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (alternate third 1960s release similar to second 1960s release rear, printed by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd. but with printer's name as third line at bottom right, "GB" missing)

CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) Orange label releases - fourth release (1968-69):


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth 1960s release)


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - rear with no stereo indication at top right, scan by Hans Seegers (fourth 1960s release)


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (fourth 1960s release)


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (fourth 1960s release)


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (fourth 1960s release)


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 2, scan by Hans Seegers (fourth 1960s release)


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (fourth 1960s release, printer's name missing, "GB" vertically at bottom right)

The fourth release from 1968-69 has the same front sleeve as the second and third releases without a catalogue number, but a different rear sleeve with no stereo indication next to the CBS logo at top right and no printer's name at bottom right. On the record labels the credit to Blossom Music has been replaced by Kinney Music. All songs on Side 1 are credited to "Kinney Music Ltd." and on Side 2 tracks 1 and 3 are credited to "Kinney Music Ltd." while tracks 2, 5 and 6 are credited to "Big Ben Music Ltd." and only track 4 remains credited to "B. Feldman & Co. Ltd.". Again all tracks are shown as "(P) 1966" and there are no track timings. The playing speed is again "33". Paul Shenton also has a copy with this sleeve.

CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) Orange/yellow labels - first release (mid 1970s):

This orange/yellow (sunburst) label design was introduced in the UK in 1975 with The Basement Tapes. The number of orange/yellow label variants is very confusing, and there are so many that several of these variants must have been released at the same time, with sleeves and labels coming from different printers.


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (first mid 1970s release)
Lars M. Banke has a copy of the album in a sleeve which I'm calling the first mid 1970s release where the record labels have the 1970s style orange/yellow CBS labels with the old catalogue number of "CBS Sbpg 62847" but have the artist/album title on one line. There is no "STEREO" sticker on this sleeve. The "GB" printed vertically at bottom right on the rear sleeve is missing. These later releases do not contain R-0656 - Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 is now the album length of 4:35 (the track time on the rear sleeve is still 2:06!).


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Lars M. Banke (first mid 1970s release)


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (first mid 1970s release)


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Lars M. Banke (first mid 1970s release)


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (first mid 1970s release)


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (first mid 1970s release - artist/album title on one line)


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Patrick Helfrich (first mid 1970s release - "MADE IN ENGLAND" at bottom)


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (first mid 1970s release)


CBS Sbpg 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 2, scan by Lars M. Banke (first mid 1970s release - track 5 now 4:35)


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (first mid 1970s release, printer's name and "GB" missing at bottom right)

On Side 1 all the music credits are to "Kinney Music" and on Side 2 they are: 1, 3 - Kinney Music, 2, 5, 6 - Big Ben Music Ltd., 4 - B. Feldman & Co. Ltd. Thanks to Paul Shenton for pointing out that on this release Side 2 label the track time of Just Like A Woman (track 4) is incorrectly shown as "4:32" (it should be "4:52").

Sergio Mariano Romay has a copy with this sleeve but with the same plain orange record labels as Hans Seegers' fourth release copy above. Patrick Helfrich has a copy with the same orange/yellow labels as these with the artist/album title on one line that comes in the sleeve for the third 1970s release listed below.

CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) Orange/yellow labels - second release (mid 1970s, reissued after 1977):


CBS S 62847 (UK) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (second mid 1970s releases, same as first)

CBS S 62847 (UK) - rear photocopy by Paul Shenton (second mid 1970s releases)

CBS S 62847 (UK) - Side 1 photocopy by Paul Shenton (second mid 1970s release)

CBS S 62847 (UK) - Side 1 detail of Side 1, photocopy by Paul Shenton (second mid 1970s release - artist/album title on two lines)

CBS S 62847 (UK) - Side 1 detail of Side 1, photocopy by Paul Shenton (second mid 1970s release - "MADE IN ENGLAND" at bottom)

CBS S 62847 (UK) - Side 2 photocopy by Paul Shenton (second mid 1970s release)


CBS S 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 2, photocopy by Paul Shenton (second mid 1970s release - "B. FELDMAN" notice)


CBS S 62847 (UK) - Side 1 photocopy by Paul Shenton (second mid 1970s release, post 1977 variant)

CBS S 62847 (UK) - Side 1 photocopy by Paul Shenton (second mid 1970s release, post 1977 variant - "LC|0149" code now on top line right of centre hole)

CBS S 62847 (UK) - Side 2 photocopy by Paul Shenton (second mid 1970s release, post 1977 variant)

Paul Shenton has two copies where the records have orange/yellow labels and come in a sleeve without a "STEREO" sticker on the rear, still with the stereo information box across the bottom, and the printer's name of Shorewood Packaging Co. Ltd. at bottom right. The front sleeve is the same as for the previous release. The records have catalogue number "S 62847" and the artist/album title on two lines. "MADE IN ENGLAND" is still at the bottom of the labels. The music credits on sides 1 and 2 are the same as for Lars M. Banke's copy above, with the addition of a message on Side 2 "As from the 1st Jan 1972 the above titles are no longer controlled by B. FELDMAN & CO." The only difference between the two pairs of labels is that the EU Label Code "LC|0149" denoting CBS Records is the first line of text to the right of the centre hole on the second label. This was introduced after 1977, and indicates that this release was later than the releases listed below which don't have the "LC|0149" code. These second labels are the same as Manuel García Jara's first 1985 copy, see below.

 
CBS S 62847 (UK) - detail of rear, photocopy by Paul Shenton (second mid 1970s releases, printed by Shorewood Packaging Co. Ltd.)

CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) Orange/yellow labels - third release (late 1970s):


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - front scan by Hans Seegers (third 1970s release)


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - front with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (1977 release)


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - front sticker scan by Manuel García Jara (1977 release)


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (third 1970s release)


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (third 1970s release)


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers third (1970s release)

CBS (S) BPG 62847 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (third 1970s release)


CBS (S) BPG 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (third 1970s release)


CBS (S) BPG 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (third 1970s release)


CBS (S) BPG 62847 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (third 1970s release)


CBS (S) BPG 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 2, scan by Hans Seegers (third 1970s release)


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Arie de Reus (promo copy from 1978 with fourth 1960s release sleeve)
Thanks to Hans Seegers for the information that this vinyl album was reissued in the mid 1970s with orange/yellow "sunburst" record labels and a catalogue number now of "(S) BPG 62847" on the record labels. "STEREO" is printed on both the front and rear sleeves. Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL), the UK music licensing company and performance rights organisation, moved from Oxford Street in London to Ganton Street in 1977. This release has the Ganton Street address at the bottom of the rear sleeve, so dates from after 1977. The music credits on sides 1 and 2 are the same as for Lars M. Banke's copy above, with the "As from the 1st Jan 1972 message on Side 2 as on Paul Shenton's copies, with which these may be concurrent. There are no copyright dates and the track timings are included, showing track 5 on Side 2 as 4:35.

Manuel García Jara has a copy from 1977 in the same sleeve with the same record labels with a front sticker "1877-1977 100 YEARS OF RECORDED SOUND". See below for a Dutch copy with an equivalent 1977 French sticker.


CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (third 1970s release, printed by Shorewood Packaging Co. Ltd., PPL Ganton Street address from after 1977)

Arie de Reus has a 1978 UK Tour Press Pack including a copy of Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits. The sleeve is the same as the fourth 1960s release above, but the record has orange/yellow labels. The rear sleeve has a gold CBS promo stamp as shown below.

CBS (S) BPG 62847 (Ireland) Orange/yellow labels - late 1970s (three variants):


CBS (S) BPG 62847 (Ireland) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (1970s release, variant 1A)


CBS (S) BPG 62847 (Ireland) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (1970s release, variant 1A)


CBS (S) BPG 62847 (Ireland) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (1970s release, variant 1A)


CBS (S) BPG 62847 (Ireland) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (1970s release, variant 1B)


CBS (S) BPG 62847 (Ireland) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (1970s release, variant 1B)


CBS (S) BPG 62847 (Ireland) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (1970s release, variant 1B)


CBS (S) BPG 62847 (Ireland) - Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus (1970s release, variant 2)


CBS (S) BPG 62847 (Ireland) - detail of Side 1, scan by Arie de Reus (1970s release, variant 2)

CBS (S) BPG 62847 (Ireland) - Side 2 scan by Arie de Reus (1970s release, variant 2)


CBS (S) BPG 62847 (Ireland) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1970s release, variant 3)


CBS (S) BPG 62847 (Ireland) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1970s release, variant 3)


CBS (S) BPG 62847 (Ireland) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1970s release, variant 3)

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for finding a rare 1970s Irish release on eBay with orange/yellow CBS labels with what I've called the third 1970s label design with catalogue number "(S) BPG 62847" and the artist/album title on two lines. The record was made in Ireland, but it has the third 1970s release UK sleeve as above. Thanks to Hans Seegers for the label scans (variant 3).

Arie de Reus has an Irish copy with a record with the same label design but it has "Made in Ireland" stamped over the English labels - this is almost certainly earlier (variant 2). The record of Lars M. Banke's copies also have "Made in Ireland" stamped over the English labels, but on his copies "Made in Ireland" is stamped directly over the printed "MADE IN ENGLAND" (variants 1A and 1B)!

CBS S 62847 (UK) Orange/yellow labels - fourth release (1985, three variants):


CBS S 62847 (UK) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1985 releases)
The album was re-released in 1985 again with orange/yellow record labels with catalogue number "S 62847". The front sleeve was the same as the 1970s releases and the sleeve was again printed by Shorewood Packaging Co. Ltd. It was first released with orange/yellow CBS labels (three variants) and then with red CBS labels listed below.


CBS S 62847 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 releases)


CBS S 62847 (UK) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (1985 releases)


CBS S 62847 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1985 releases)


CBS S 62847 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 release, variant 1)


CBS S 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 releases)


CBS S 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 release, variant 1 "Kinney Music")


CBS S 62847 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 release, variant 1)


CBS S 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 2, scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 release, variant 1)


CBS S 62847 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1985 release, printed by Shorewood Packaging Co. Ltd.)

There are three variants of the orange/yellow labels: the first (copies owned by Paul Shenton pictured in "Isis" magazine #151 and by Manuel García Jara) has "MADE IN ENGLAND" at bottom centre. As the 1970s releases, on the Side 1 record label all tracks are credited to "Kinney Music" and on Side 2 tracks 1 and 3 are credited to "Kinney Music Ltd." while tracks 2, 5 and 6 are credited to "Big Ben Music Ltd." and only track 4 remains credited to "B. Feldman". The track timings are included, showing track 5 on Side 2 as 4:35, although it's still listed as 2:06 on the rear sleeve. The songs all have a copyright date of "(P) 1966" below the catalogue number. This is actually the same as Paul Shenton's second copy, see above. Like Paul Shenton's second copy above, all these record labels have the EU Label Code "LC|0149" denoting CBS Records as the first line of text to the right of the centre hole on the second label. This was introduced after 1977.

Thanks also to Paul Shenton for pointing out that on all three of these "S 62847" orange/yellow label variants, and also on the first of the "S 62847" red label variants below, there is an underscore beneath the first of the two asterisks following "MR. TAMBOURINE MAN" on line 4 of the song titles. This oddity is not present on the two orange/yellow label variants below with the mono catalogue number "BPG 62847" (which I've now called the fifth release), nor on the second "S 62847" red label variant.


CBS S 62847 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Ian Woodward (1985 release, variant 2)

The next orange/yellow label variant again has the catalogue number "S 62847" and the same song credits to "Kinney Music", etc. "MADE IN ENGLAND" has been moved from bottom centre to the right label edge as part of the circumference text.

On Ian Woodward's copy the bottoms of the labels are now blank. Paul Shenton's copy with catalogue number "BPG 62847" now has CBS copyright info on the bottoms of the labels.


CBS S 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Ian Woodward (1985 release, variant 2, variant 3 is similar)


CBS S 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Ian Woodward (1985 release, variant 2)


CBS S 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Ian Woodward (1985 release, variant 2 "Kinney Music", no bottom text)


CBS S 62847 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Ian Woodward (1985 release, variant 2)


CBS S 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 2, scan by Ian Woodward (1985 release, variant 2)


CBS S 62847 (UK) - Side 1 photocopy by Paul Shenton (1985 release, variant 3)

CBS S 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 1, photocopy by Paul Shenton (1985 release, variant 3)

CBS S 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 1, photocopy by Paul Shenton (1985 release, variant 3 "Kinney Music", CBS copyright info at bottom)

CBS S 62847 (UK) - Side 2 photocopy by Paul Shenton (1985 release, variant 3)

CBS S 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 2, photocopy by Paul Shenton (1985 release, variant 3)

CBS S 62847 (UK) Orange/yellow labels - fifth release (mid 1980s, three variants):


CBS S 62847 (UK) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (fifth release, both variants)
The fifth and probably last orange/yellow label variant now has the mono catalogue number "BPG 62847". On the two variants shown the Kinney Music tracks are credited to "Warner Brothers Music Ltd." as on the 1988 release labels below. "MADE IN ENGLAND" is again part of the circumference text. There are two record label variants. On Paul Shenton's copy the bottoms of the labels are blank. On Lars M. Banke's copy CBS copyright information is now at the bottom centre. Both of these variants have fourth release equivalents!


CBS S 62847 (UK) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (fifth release, both variants)


CBS BPG 62847 (UK) - Side 1 photocopy by Paul Shenton (fifth release, variant 1

CBS BPG 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 1, photocopy by Paul Shenton (fifth release, variant 1 - "Warner Brothers", no text at bottom)

CBS BPG 62847 (UK) - Side 2 photocopy by Paul Shenton (fifth release, variant 1)


CBS BPG 62847 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (fifth release, variant 2)


CBS BPG 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (fifth release, variant 2 - "Warner Brothers", CBS copyright info at bottom)


CBS BPG 62847 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (fifth release, variant 2)

CBS S 62847 (UK) Red labels - first release (mid/late 1980s):


CBS S 62847 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (mid/late 1980s release, variant 1)

The red labels again have catalogue number "S 62847" and an almost identical layout to the third orange/yellow "S 62847" variant above with the CBS copyright information again at bottom centre. Tracks 1-6 on Side 1 and tracks 1 and 3 on Side 2 are still credited to Kinney Music, which is either a mistake or most probably an overlap with the last orange/yellow labels where Kinney has been replaced by Warner Bros.


CBS S 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (mid/late 1980s release, variant 1, "Kinney Music")


CBS S 62847 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (mid/late 1980s release, variant 1)


CBS S 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 2, scan by Hans Seegers (mid/late 1980s release, variant 1)

CBS S 62847 (UK) Red labels - second release (mid/late 1980s):


CBS S 62847 (UK) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (mid/late 1980s release, variant 2)
 Lars M. Banke has a red label variant in the same sleeve but with the CBS copyright information in the circumference text and nothing at bottom centre. This again has the Kinney Music credits.


CBS S 62847 (UK) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (mid/1985 release, variant 5)


CBS S 62847 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (mid/late 1980s release, variant 2)


CBS S 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (mid/late 1980s release, variant 2, "Kinney Music")


CBS S 62847 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (mid/late 1980s release, variant 2)

CBS 460907 1 (UK) Red labels (1988):


CBS 460907 1 (UK) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1988 release)
The album was re-released in 1988, again with red CBS labels and a new catalogue number - "460907 1" (the first six digits are the same as the catalogue number used today for the UK remastered CD release). There are now no "STEREO" indications on the front or rear sleeves. The rear sleeve now has a barcode at top right. Hans' Seegers' copy has no printer name on the rear sleeve but Lars M. Banke's copy has printer credits to Shorewood Packaging Co. Ltd. at bottom right.

On the Side 1 record label all tracks are credited to "Warner Bros. Music Ltd." and on Side 2 all tracks except track 4 are credited to "Warner Bros. Music Ltd.", while track 4 is still credited to "B. Feldman & Co. Ltd./EMI". There are no copyright dates and the track timings are included, showing track 5 on Side 2 as 4:35 (the track time on the rear sleeve is still 2:06!). CBS copyright info has now moved back to the bottom of the labels.


CBS 460907 1 (UK) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (1988 release)


CBS 460907 1 (UK) - alternate rear scan by Lars M. Banke (1988 release)


CBS 460907 1 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1988 release)


CBS 460907 1 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1988 release)


CBS 460907 1 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1988 release - CBS copyright info at bottom)


CBS 460907 1 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1988 release - "MADE IN ENGLAND" in circumference text)


CBS 460907 1 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1988 release)


CBS 460907 1 (UK) - detail of Side 2, scan by Hans Seegers (1988 release)


CBS 460907 1 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1988 release, new catalogue numbers on albums, no printer information)


CBS 460907 1 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (alternate 1988 release, new catalogue numbers on albums, printer information at bottom right)

Manuel García Jara has a copy (now in my possession - thanks!) with the alternate sleeve with printer's information and the red CBS labels shown above. This copy has a unique fault on Side 2 - She Belongs To Me (2:48) appears correctly as track 5 on Side 1, but then is included incorrectly a second time on Side 2 as track 4, replacing Just Like A Woman (4:52). If you compare Side 2 of this album with Side 2 of a correctly pressed copy, it is easy to see that track 4 is much narrower than it should be! Paul Shenton has a copy with the same mistake with handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - 460907 - 1 - A9, Side 2 - 460907 | B6. The "9" on Side 2 looks more like "°|" than a "9"! The matrix numbers on my copy are very difficult to read.


CBS 460907 1 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate 1988 release)

Gerd Rundel has a 1988 copy of CBS 460907 1 in the same sleeve as Hans' copy with no printer name on the rear. The red CBS record labels looks the same as those of Hans' 1988 release but “MADE IN ENGLAND” is now missing from the circumference text. This may be because the record was now made in Holland! The record of this copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - 3/460907. I . A`9, Side 2 - 3/460907. I . B`7.


CBS 460907 1 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate 1988 release - CBS copyright info at bottom)


CBS 460907 1 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate 1988 release - "MADE IN ENGLAND" missing from circumference text!)


CBS 460907 1 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate 1988 release)

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Gerd Rundel, Lars M. Banke, Manuel García Jara, Patrick Helfrich, Ian Woodward and Paul Shenton for information and scans.


"Greatest Hits" - stereo 8-track cartridges, CBS 42-63482 (UK), 1968:


CBS 42-63482 (UK) - front of tape cartridge, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1)
This release is an oddity! As far as I know, it's the only CBS UK Greatest Hits release with the US Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits 10 song tracklist instead of the UK 12 song tracklist! For that reason, full details are in International Albums (Regular). The first variant has a black tape cartridge with a single wraparound label with a crop of the UK front sleeve photo. The second variant has a white tape cartridge with a single wraparound label with the US front sleeve photo. The four Programs on both tapes are exactly the same as for the US 8-track releases.

Ronald Born has a CBS UK catalogue from 1974-75 that lists a UK 8-track stereo tape cartridge release, CBS 42-62847. A Dutch 8-track stereo tape cartridge with this catalogue number and the UK tracklist is listed below, but I have not yet found a UK release. Scans required!

Thanks to Manuel García Jara and Éamonn Ó Catháin for information and scans.


CBS 42-63482 (UK) - front of tape cartridge (variant 2 - my copy)

"Greatest Hits" - stereo compact cassette releases, CBS 40-62847 (UK), 1974 (two variants), re-released mid/late 1980s; CBS 460907 4 (UK), 1988:
David Burgess has a Jun 1970 CBS UK leaflet advertising the release of Self Portrait that lists this compact cassette! There must therefore be a 1970 release - scans required!

CBS 40-62847 (UK), 1974 (two variants):


CBS 40-62847 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, both variants)
These UK cassettes are re-releases of the twelve-track 1967 UK Greatest Hits album with has the same track listing as above, although She Belongs To Me on Side 1 and Just Like A Woman on Side 2 are reversed. There are no track timings. These cassettes have two rarities, but I understand they do not have the unique edit of Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (R-0656, 2:06). Details are therefore also listed in 1967 with the other rarity entries for this album. The surprise is that Like A Rolling Stone on Side 2 is the live version from the 1969 Isle of Wight Festival from Self Portrait, not the expected studio version from Highway 61 Revisited. There's no indication on the cassette insert. Hans Seegers informs me that this variant, obviously a CBS mistake, is known to collectors.


CBS 40-62847 (UK) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, first variant)


CBS 40-62847 (UK) - detail of inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, first variant)


CBS 40-62847 (UK) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, first variant)

CBS 40-62847 (UK) - detail of cassette Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, first variant - "KOREA", Side 2 is the same)


CBS 40-62847 (UK) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, first variant)


CBS 40-62847 (UK) - inside of cassette insert, photocopy by Paul Shenton (first release, second variant)


CBS 40-62847 (UK) - detail of inside of cassette insert, photocopy by Paul Shenton (first release, second variant)


CBS 40-62847 (UK) - cassette Side 1 photocopy by Paul Shenton (first release, second variant)

CBS 40-62847 (UK) - detail of cassette Side 1, photocopy by Paul Shenton (first release, second variant - "KOREA" missing, Side 2 is the same)


CBS 40-62847 (UK) - cassette Side 1 photocopy by Paul Shenton (first release, second variant)

Manuel García Jara has a copy of the first UK release from 1974, CBS 40-62847, which has a folded insert with one of Bob's Outlined Epitaphs from The Times They Are A Changin' on the inside. The cassette case is off-white, with orange paper CBS labels. Paul Shenton has a variant of the same release with the same outside insert but the inside is different - the CBS logo/catalogue number, the dotted line and the "CUT HERE" text are missing, and the vertical CBS copyright text has been centred. The cassette is the same

CBS 40-62847 (UK), re-released mid/late 1980s:


CBS 40-62847 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (mid/late 1980s releases)

Paul Shenton has a second release copy with a smaller insert and says neither this nor the first release has the edit of Rainy Day Women #12 & 35. The cassette of this copy has red CBS paper labels with the new style logo introduced in the 1980s. Manuel García's mid 1980s copy has the same insert but the cassette now has orange/yellow CBS labels, a style that was used very briefly (the original 1983-85 UK cassette releases of Infidels, Real Live and Empire Burlesque have these orange/yellow labels, but the Nov 1985 UK cassette release of Biograph has the later style red CBS labels like the ones shown above). Paul Shenton has another copy with the same insert as Manuel's mid-1980s release, with red CBS late 1980s style labels, but this time the cassette is black, not white.


CBS 40-62847 (UK) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (mid/late 1980s releases)


CBS 40-62847 (UK) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (mid 1980s release)


CBS 40-62847 (UK) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (mid 1980s release)


CBS 40-62847 (UK) - cassette Side 1 photocopy by Paul Shenton (late 1980s release)


CBS 40-62847 (UK) - cassette Side 2 photocopy by Paul Shenton (late 1980s release)


CBS 40-62847 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Phil Beale (late 1980s release with anti-counterfeit pattern on left)


CBS 40-62847 (UK) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Phil Beale (late 1980s release)


CBS 40-62847 (UK) - cassette Side 1 photocopy by Paul Shenton (second late 1980s release)


CBS 40-62847 (UK) - cassette Side 2 photocopy by Paul Shenton (second late 1980s release)

Phil Beale has a later cassette copy of this album. The insert can be dated as later than those of Paul Shenton and Manuel because of the anti-counterfeit pattern on the rear of the outside. The cassette has the same red CBS labels as Paul's copies (I don't know if it's white or black). Manuel has a copy that looks exactly the same as Phil's and says that Like A Rolling Stone and One Of Us Must Know are the regular stereo versions from Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde On Blonde. On this release apparently Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 is the 2:06 edit.

CBS 460907 4 (UK), 1988 (two releases):


CBS 460907 4 (UK) - front of cassette case with sticker, photocopy by Paul Shenton (late 1980s release)


CBS 460907 4 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release)


CBS 460907 4 (UK) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release)


CBS 460907 4 (UK) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release)


CBS 460907 4 (UK) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release)


CBS 460907 4 (UK) - cassette Side 1 photocopy by Paul Shenton (late 1980s release)


CBS 460907 4 (UK) - cassette Side 2 photocopy by Paul Shenton (late 1980s release)

The UK cassette was re-released in 1988 with Dolby noise reduction and a new catalogue number of CBS 460907 4, corresponding to the new LP seventh release of CBS 460907 1, see above. The outside of the cassette insert now has the new CBS logo and a barcode. Just Like A Woman is track 5 on Side 1 (instead of Side 2) and She Belongs To Me is track 4 on Side 2 (instead of Side 1). The insert now has track timings. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 is the full version (4:34), not the 2:06 edit (R-0656, see 1967). This time the cassette is light grey plastic with black text printed directly on to it, there are no paper labels. Paul Shenton's later copy has a sticker with "The Greatest Hits Collection" on the front of the cassette case and a cassette that now is transparent smoked grey with white text. The text layout of both cassettes looks the same.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara and Phil Beale for information and scans.


Vinyl and Tape Releases - Other Countries


"Greatest Hits" - stereo vinyl compilation LP, CBS S 62847 (Italy), 1967:


CBS S 62847 (Italy) - front scan by Hans Seegers (both releases)
This album was released twice, first in Mar 1967, and then in mid 1967, with the same sleeve but with different record labels. The sleeve was printed in Italy and has two folded-over flaps. The album is described as "STEREO MONO" on the sleeve. The record has orange CBS labels. The first release has "STEREO MONO" and "33" as the playing speed, the second release has "STEREO" plus the arrows logo and "33" as the playing speed and longer text at the bottom of the labels. The text elements to the right of the centre hole are also differently arranged, but both have "(P) 1967" and "DR" in a box. ("DR" means "Diritti Riservati [Reserved Rights]", an assertion of copyright.)

Lars M. Banke has a copy of the second release in the same sleeve but with variant record labels. The difference is to the right of the centre hole, where "(P) 1967" is missing and "DR" in a box has been shifted to the left. These labels are damaged because stickers have been removed from both sides, but the text can still be read.


CBS S 62847 (Italy) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (both releases)


CBS S 62847 (Italy) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (both releases)


CBS S 62847 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (both releases)

CBS S 62847 (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (first release)


CBS S 62847 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (first release)


CBS S 62847 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (first release)

CBS S 62847 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (first release)

CBS S 62847 (Italy) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (first release)

CBS S 62847 (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (second release, first variant)


CBS S 62847 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (second release, both variants)


CBS S 62847 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (second release, both variants)


CBS S 62847 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (second release, first variant)


CBS S 62847 (Italy) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (second release, first variant)

CBS S 62847 (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (second release, second variant)

CBS S 62847 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (second release, second variant - "(P) 1967" missing)

CBS S 62847 (Italy) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (second release, second variant)


CBS S 62847 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (both releases)

Rainy Day Women #12 & 35, track 5 on Side 2, is listed as 2:06 on the sleeve as the UK albums, but the track is listed on all the record labels as the album version at 4:35, so R-0656 (see above) is not present.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


"Greatest Hits" - stereo 8-track cartridge, CBS (catalogue number?) (Italy), 1970s:


Front photo from eBay

This Italian release again uses the UK track list, this time with no split tracks It has a light grey tape cartridge with one printed label. More information and better scans required!

Thanks to Jeremy Mayle for finding this on eBay.


Track list photo from eBay

Tape photo from eBay

"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits" - stereo cassette release, CBS 40 S 62847 (Italy), 1970s:


CBS 40 S 62847 (Italy) - outside of cassette insert scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s release)

CBS 40 S 62847 (Italy) - detail of outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s release - "SIAE" stamp)

CBS 40 S 62847 (Italy) - inside of cassette insert scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s release)


CBS 40 S 62847 (Italy) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s release)


CBS 40 S 62847 (Italy) - outside of cassette insert scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s release - "BIEM")

CBS 40 S 62847 (Italy) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s release)

This very early Italian cassette is without Dolby Noise Reduction System and has the "BIEM" logo instead of "DR" or "SIAE", although the "SIAE" logo is stamped on the spine. The most noticeable feature of this release is the unique tracklist - it has the UK UK sequence of tracks but It's All Over Now, Baby Blue has been excluded from Side 1 and One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) from Side 2, so this tape has ten tracks like the US release but not the US tracklist! Just Like A Woman is mistitled as "Just A Woman" on both sides of the insert and Side 2 of the cassette. The cassette is buff in colour with orange CBS paper labels.

Side 1: Blowin' In The Wind; It Ain't Me, Babe; The Times They Are A-Changin'; Mr. Tambourine Man; She Belongs To Me
Side 2: Subterranean Homesick Blues; Like A Rolling Stone; Just Like A Woman; Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35; I Want You

This means this Italian release has She Belongs To Me from the UK release but is missing Positively 4th Street from the US release!

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Greatest Hits" - stereo cassette release, CBS (no catalogue number) (Italy), 1982:


Front of magazine with cassette, photo by Michel Pomarede (1982 release)

This 1982 Italian magazine from Gruppo Editoriale Fabbri in the series "Collection Rock Storia e Musica [Rock Stories and Music Collection]" includes a cassette copy of the UK release of Greatest Hits with no catalogue number. It comes with a 28 page booklet 'Bob Dylan' by Guido Harari.


Front of cassette photo by Michel Pomarede (1982 release)


Front of magazine photo by Michel Pomarede (1982 release)

Thanks to Michel Pomarede for information and photos.


"Greatest Hits" - stereo vinyl compilation LP, CBS S 62847 (Israel), 1967 (five variants/eight sub-variants):


CBS S 62847 (Israel) - front scan by Tom Willems (variants 1-4)
This LP is again a version of the UK 12 song release. The rear sleeve this time has only two album pictures. Bob Johnston's name is misspelled "Johnson". Tom Willems' copy has two folded-over flaps on the rear sleeve. Paul Shenton's copy has the same front sleeve and record labels, but different text along the bottom of the rear sleeve, which now has no folded-over flaps. Sergio Mariano Romay's copy has the same rear sleeve as Paul Shenton's, but the Israeli text is in red. This copy has a price sticker at rear bottom right.


CBS S 62847 (Israel) - detail of front, scan by Tom Willems (all variants)


CBS S 62847 (Israel) - detail of rear, scan by Tom Willems (variant 1A - two folded-over flaps)


CBS S 62847 (Israel) - detail of rear, photocopy by Paul Shenton (all variants but 1A - no folded-over flaps)


CBS S 62847 (Israel) - rear scan by Tom Willems (variant 1A)


CBS S 62847 (Israel) - rear photocopy by Paul Shenton (variant 3A)


CBS S 62847 (Israel) - detail of rear, scan by Tom Willems (all variants - "Johnson" misspelling)


CBS S 62847 (Israel) - Side 1 scan by Tom Willems (variants 1-4)

CBS S 62847 (Israel) - Side 2 scan by Tom Willems (variants 1-4)


CBS S 62847 (Israel) - detail of Side 2, scan by Tom Willems (variants 1-4 - "Johnson" misspelling, "MADE IN ISRAEL" also in Hebrew)

Simon Blokker's copy (variant 4) has the same front sleeve and record as the other variants, but the Hebrew text is missing from the rear sleeve, which has no folded-over flaps. The record for variants 1-4 has orange CBS labels with "MADE IN ISRAEL" in English and Hebrew. Bob Johnston's name is again misspelled "Johnson" on Side 2. These four variants occur in several sub-variants as follows:

Variants 1A and 1B: three lines of bottom text in two blocks - 1A black, 1B red

Variant 2: two lines of bottom text, so far black only

Variants 3A, 3B and 3C: one line of bottom text - 3A black, 3B blue, 3C red

Variant 4: no bottom text

All seven variants have records with the same labels.


CBS S 62847 (Israel) - detail of rear, scan by Tom Willems (variant 1A - three lines of text in black)


CBS S 62847 (Israel) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (variant 1B - three lines of text in red)

The record of this copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG 62847 A2, Side 2 - SBPG 62847 B2.


CBS S 62847 (Israel) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (variant 2 - two lines of text in black)

So far this variant has only been found with text in black. The record of this copy again has matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG 62847 A2, Side 2 - SBPG 62847 B2.


CBS S 62847 (Israel) - detail of rear, photocopy by Paul Shenton (variant 3A - single line of text in black)


CBS S 62847 (Israel) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (variant 3B - single line of text in blue)

The record of this copy again has matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG 62847 A2, Side 2 - SBPG 62847 B2.

 
CBS S 62847 (Israel) - detail of rear with price sticker, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (variant 3C - single line of text in red)


CBS S 62847 (Israel) - detail of rear, scan by Simon Blokker (variant 4 - bottom line of text missing)


CBS S 62847 (Israel) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (variant 5)

Lars M. Banke has another copy (variant 5) that is different from the others listed. The rear sleeve has three folded-over flaps. The CBS Israel Hebrew text at the bottom of the sleeve is missing, but "IL" (Israel) is handwritten vertically at bottom right. Lars thinks the sleeve printing is of lower quality, compared with a British sleeve. The record this time has different labels - "MADE IN ISRAEL" is in English only. Bob Johnston's name is still misspelled on Side 2.

The record of this copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG 62847 A 2, Side 2 - SBPG 62847 B 2.


CBS S 62847 (Israel) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (variant 5)

CBS S 62847 (Israel) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (variant 5 - three folded-over flaps)

CBS S 62847 (Israel) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (variant 5 - "IL" on right)

CBS S 62847 (Israel) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (variant 5)

CBS S 62847 (Israel) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (variant 5 - "MADE IN ISRAEL" in English only)

CBS S 62847 (Israel) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (variant 5)


CBS S 62847 (Israel) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (variant 5 - bottom text missing, "IL" on right)

Thanks to Tom Willems, Paul Shenton, Sergio Mariano Romay, Simon Blokker and Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


"Greatest Hits" - stereo vinyl compilation LP releases, CBS SBPG 62847 (Kenya), 1968; CBS S 62847 (Kenya), 1970:
These incredibly rare albums come from the former British colony which became independent in 1963, and are the only Dylan releases from that country. Bob Johnston's name is misspelled as "Johnson" on the rear sleeve and Side 2 record labels of both releases.

CBS SBPG 62847 (Kenya), 1968:


CBS SBPG 62847 (Kenya) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1968 release - UK first release front)
The 1968 release uses the first version of the UK front sleeve with the white "STEREO"/arrows logo at top centre (see above), and the fourth version of the UK rear sleeve. The record has orange CBS labels and was made in Kenya by EMI for CBS Records, with a variant of the third UK label design with "STEREO" and the arrows logo to the left of the centre hole, and songs credited to "Blossom Music" and "B. Feldman". The playing speed is shown as "33" and publishing dates are shown as "(P) 1966" for all songs. On Side 1 track 3 is wrongly called "The Time They Are A-Changin'".


CBS SBPG 62847 (Kenya) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (1968 release - UK fourth release rear)


CBS Sbpg 62847 (Kenya) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1968 release - variant 1)


CBS Sbpg 62847 (Kenya) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1968 release - variant 1)

CBS Sbpg 62847 (Kenya) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1968 release - variant 1, large "CBS" logo)

CBS Sbpg 62847 (Kenya) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1968 release - variant 1, variant 2 is similar)

CBS Sbpg 62847 (Kenya) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1968 release - variant 1)

CBS Sbpg 62847 (Kenya) - detail of Side 2, scan by Hans Seegers (1968 release - variant 1, variant 2 is similar)

CBS Sbpg 62847 (Kenya) - Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus (1968 release - variant 2)

CBS Sbpg 62847 (Kenya) - detail of Side 1, scan by Arie de Reus (1968 release - variant 2)

CBS Sbpg 62847 (Kenya) - detail of Side 1, scan by Arie de Reus (1968 release - variant 2, small "CBS" logo)

CBS Sbpg 62847 (Kenya) - Side 2 scan by Arie de Reus (1968 release - variant 2)

Arie de Reus has a copy with different record labels. The bottom text now reads "EMI RECORDS. MANUFACTURED UNDER LICENCE IN KENYA" instead of "EMI" in a box and just "MADE IN KENYA", and the centre CBS logo is much smaller. Otherwise details are the same including the publishing credits and "The Time They Are A-Changin'" mistake.

CBS S 62847 (Kenya), 1970:


CBS S 62847 (Kenya) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)
The 1970 sleeve was printed by the Majestic Printing Works Ltd., Nairobi. The front sleeve still has the white "STEREO"/arrows logo at top centre. The rear sleeve has two folded-over flaps. The 1970 record was also made in Kenya (manufacturer not stated, but probably still EMI) and has darker orange CBS labels dated 1970. The catalogue number is now just "S 62847". This time there are no music publishing credits. On Side 1 The Times They Are A-Changin' is now correct. The record of this copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG 62847 A2, Side 2 - SBPG 62847 B2.
CBS S 62847 (Kenya) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)

CBS S 62847 (Kenya) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)

CBS S 62847 (Kenya) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)

CBS S 62847 (Kenya) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)

CBS S 62847 (Kenya) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)

CBS S 62847 (Kenya) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)

CBS S 62847 (Kenya) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)

CBS S 62847 (Kenya) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Greatest Hits" - stereo vinyl compilation LP, CBS S 62847 (NL), 1969 (three releases):


CBS S 62847 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers (all 1969 releases)
This version of the album with the UK Greatest Hits tracklist was made in Holland. The rear sleeve is different from the UK releases and shows 12 Dylan albums, including the three Holland-only Greatest Hits albums and ending with Nashville Skyline. There were three releases of the album in 1969, the first has nothing to the left of the CBS logo at top right of the rear sleeve, the second has a "B" in a circle, and the third has a "U" in a circle. All the record labels were the same. The oddity is that Rainy Day Women #12 & 35, track 5 on Side 2, is listed as 2:06 as the UK albums, but the track is the album version at 4:35, so R-0656 (see above) is not present! An album in the second of these 1969 sleeves but with orange/yellow CBS labels that say "MADE IN SPAIN" is listed below.

CBS S 62847 (NL) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (all 1969 releases)


CBS S 62847 (NL) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (first 1969 release)


CBS S 62847 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (first 1969 release)


CBS S 62847 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (second 1969 release)

CBS S 62847 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (third 1969 release)

CBS S 62847 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (all 1969 releases)

CBS S 62847 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (all 1969 releases)


CBS S 62847 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (all 1969 releases)


CBS S 62847 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (all 1969 releases)


CBS S 62847 (NL) - detail of Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (all 1969 releases, track 5 shown as 2:06)

CBS S 62847 (NL)/CBS bpg 62847 (UK), 1969?:


CBS S 62847 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers (all 1969 releases)

CBS S 62847 (NL) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (second 1969 release)

CBS bpg 62847 (UK) - Side 1 photocopy by Paul Shenton (third release)

CBS bpg 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 1, photocopy by Paul Shenton (third release, small "33")

CBS bpg 62847 (UK) - detail of Side 1, photocopy by Paul Shenton (third release, "(P) 1966")

CBS bpg 62847 (UK) - Side 2 photocopy by Paul Shenton (third release)

This very strange copy from Paul Shenton comes in the 1969 stereo Dutch second release sleeve with a "B" in a circle next to the CBS logo at rear top right. However, it has unique CBS UK mono labels, see International Mono Releases - Dylan-Only Compilations 1960s. The labels are essentially the same as those of what is now the fourth CBS UK mono release, with the small "33", but without the "MONO"/arrows logo, so could date from earlier in 1969. On this copy Rainy Day Women #12 and 35 on Side 2 definitely plays at 4:35. It's possible that the sleeve and record have been mismatched by a dealer or previous owner.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Paul Shenton for information and scans.


"Greatest Hits" - stereo vinyl compilation LP, CBS S 62847 (Spain for NL), 1973, re-released 1976:


CBS S 62847 (Spain for NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers (same as all Dutch 1969 releases for all three copies shown)

Both releases shown here have sleeves identical to the second Dutch 1969 release above, with a "B" in a circle next to the CBS logo and catalogue number on the rear sleeve at top right. The first album shown was bought in Rotterdam, Holland, in 1973 and the record has orange CBS labels. The record labels have "MADE IN SPAIN" but do not have the Spanish "SGAE" logo and the record was intended for sale in Holland or another European country (Manuel García Jara knows of no example where records without "SGAE" on the labels were sold in Spain). This record has matrix numbers: Side 1 - S 62847 A4, Side 2 - S 62847 B3. The album title is missing from these record labels too. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 on Side 2 is listed as the 2:06 edit but as the Dutch release is the full 4:29 album track on both albums.


CBS S 62847 (Spain for NL) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (same as all Dutch 1969 releases for all three copies shown)

CBS S 62847 (Spain for NL) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (same as all Dutch 1969 releases for all three copies shown)

CBS S 62847 (Spain for NL) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1973 release)

CBS S 62847 (Spain for NL) - detail of rear with "B", scan by Manuel García Jara (1973 release)

CBS S 62847 (Spain for NL) - rear with German sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)

CBS S 62847 (Spain for NL) - detail of rear with German sticker and "B", scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)

CBS S 62847 (Spain for NL) - rear with Norwegian sticker, scan by Dag Braathen (1976 release)

CBS S 62847 (Spain for NL) - detail of rear with Norwegian sticker and "B", scan by Dag Braathen (1976 release)


CBS S 62847 (Spain for NL) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1973 release)


CBS S 62847 (Spain for NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1973 release)


CBS S 62847 (Spain for NL) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1973 release)


CBS S 62847 (Spain for NL) - Side 1 scan by Dag Braathen (1976 release)

CBS S 62847 (Spain for NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Dag Braathen (1976 release)

CBS S 62847 (Spain for NL) - Side 2 scan by Dag Braathen (1976 release)

There are two examples of the second album, the first was bought in the Saturn record store in Cologne, Germany, in 1976. This record has orange/yellow CBS labels, again with "MADE IN SPAIN". The second example was bought in Norway - the "LP 4" sticker shown is from a Norwegian record store.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Dag Braathen and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Greatest Hits" - stereo vinyl compilation LP, CBS 62847 (NL), 1976, re-released 1985:


CBS 62847 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers (both releases)
These releases have the same front sleeve as the 1969 release, the only difference being that the catalogue number is now just "62847" omitting the "S". The rear sleeve has the same design, but the 12 album sleeves shown are different, ending with 1976's Desire. The big change from the 1969 release is that the album now includes the 2:06 edit of Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (Hans Seegers says it actually plays at 1:55 with the first two verses only)! The sleeve was printed in Holland by Shorewood Packaging.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


CBS 62847 (NL) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (both releases)

CBS 62847 (NL) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (both releases)

CBS 62847 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (both releases)

CBS 62847 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (both releases)

CBS 62847 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1976 release)

CBS 62847 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1976 release)

CBS 62847 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1985 release)

CBS 62847 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1985 release)

"Greatest Hits" - stereo vinyl compilation LP, CBS S 62847 (NL for France), 1976, re-released 1985:


CBS S 62847 (NL for France) - front with sticker, photo by Don DiMuccio
This version of the 1967 UK Greatest Hits album was made in Holland for the French market. It has the rear sleeve from the 1976 Dutch release. The copy shown has a French sticker with text "1877-1977 CENTENAIRE DU DISQUE". The rear sleeve (only partly shown) has a "Y" on a foil sticker next to the CBS logo. The record has orange/yellow 1970s-style CBS labels as the Dutch 1976 release above.

Thanks to Don DiMuccio and Hans Seegers for information and pictures.


CBS S 62847 (NL for France) - detail of front sticker, photo by Don DiMuccio


CBS S 62847 (NL for France) - detail of rear, photo by Don DiMuccio


CBS S 62847 (NL for France) - Side 1 photo by Don DiMuccio

"Greatest Hits" - stereo vinyl compilation LP, CBS 463088 1 (NL), 1989:


CBS 463088 1 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers
I've included this album here for completion only because, although it uses the UK front sleeve (without the track listing), it has the US Greatest Hits tracklist! The rear sleeve is the same design as the previous Dutch releases but omits the 12 album sleeves. This was the last vinyl release with this sleeve in Holland. There was also a cassette release of this album, CBS 463088 4.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


CBS 463088 1 (NL) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 463088 1 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 463088 1 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 463088 1 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

"Greatest Hits" - stereo 8-track cartridge, CBS 42-62847 (NL), 1973:


CBS 42-62847 (NL) - front of tape cartridge, scan by Arie de Reus

This 1973 Dutch release uses the UK track list. It has some unique rarities in that three tracks are split between programmes! It has a light grey tape cartridge with two printed labels. For full details, see 1967.

Ronald Born has a CBS UK catalogue from 1974-75 that lists a UK 8-track stereo tape cartridge release, CBS 42-62847, with the same catalogue number. Scans required!

Thanks to Arie de Reus for information and scans.


CBS 42-62847 (NL) - reverse of tape cartridge, scan by Arie de Reus


CBS 42-62847 (NL) - end of tape cartridge, scan by Arie de Reus


"Greatest Hits" - stereo compact cassette release, CBS 40-62847 (NL), 1974, re-released twice later 1970s:

This 1974 cassette from Holland has the same track listing as above. All tracks are the regular album versions except the unique edit of Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (R-0656, 2:06). Details are therefore also listed in 1967 with the other rarity entries for this album.


CBS 40-62847 (NL) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Tom Willems (first release)


CBS 40-62847 (NL) - detail of outside of cassette insert, scan by Tom Willems (first release - "y" above catalogue number)


CBS 40-62847 (NL) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Tom Willems (first release)


CBS 40-62847 (NL) - outside of cassette insert, photocopy by SimonBlokker (second release)


CBS 40-62847 (NL) - detail of outside of cassette insert, photocopy by Simon Blokker (second release - "55" and "y" above catalogue number, "LC|0149" on rear)


CBS 40-62847 (NL) - outside of cassette insert, photocopy by Paul Shenton (third release)


CBS 40-62847 (NL) - detail of outside of cassette insert, photocopy by Paul Shenton (third release - "55" and "CB|471" above catalogue number, "LC|0149" on rear)


CBS 40-62847 (NL) - inside of cassette insert, photocopy by Paul Shenton (third release)


CBS 40-62847 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Tom Willems (all releases)


CBS 40-62847 (NL) - Side 2 photocopy by Paul Shenton (all releases)

Thanks to Paul Shenton for pointing out that Like A Rolling Stone (the Highway 61 Revisited version) is on Side 1 and Mr. Tambourine Man is on Side 2 - compare this with the CBS UK cassette release above where Like A Rolling Stone on Side 2 is the live Self Portrait version from the Isle of Wight Festival, 1969.

The Dutch cassette shown is light grey plastic with black text printed directly on to it, there are no paper labels. it is dated 1974. Paul Shenton's copy has the same cassette, but what looks like a later insert, which is sadly stained. This insert has different codes on the spine and rear of the outside, including the "LC|0149" code.

The outside of the insert of Simon Blokker's copy of the Dutch cassette 'Greatest Hits' (40-62847) has several differences compared to the fith and third versions shown (the cassette is the same), so must be an intermediate version:


CBS 463088 4 (NL) - outside of insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1989 release with US tracklist)

The Greatest Hits cassette was re-released in Holland around 1989, still with the UK front, but with the US tracklist (see International Albums (Regular)!

Thanks to Tom Willems, Paul Shenton, Manuel García Jara and Simon Blokker for information and scans.


"Greatest Hits" - stereo compact cassette release, Columbia 460907 4 (NL), 1991:


Columbia 460907 4 (NL) - outside of insert, photocopy by Paul Shenton (1991 release with UK tracklist)

Columbia 460907 4 (NL) - inside of insert, photocopy by Paul Shenton (1991 release)

Columbia 460907 4 (NL) - Side 1 photocopy by Paul Shenton (1991 release)

Columbia 460907 4 (NL) - detail of Side 1, photocopy by Paul Shenton (1991 release)

Columbia 460907 4 (NL) - Side 2 photocopy by Paul Shenton (1991 release)

To make matters more complicated, the version with the UK twelve song tracklist was reissued in Holland in 1991 under the Columbia label. Like the 1989 release, the outside of the insert has a barcode. She Belongs To Me on Side 1 and Just Like A Woman on Side 2 are reversed. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 is full length at 4:34, not the 2:06 edit. The running time for Side 1 of 19:49 listed on the inside of the insert and Side 1 of the cassette is incorrect, it misses out It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (4:15) and should therefore be 24:04. The running time for Side 2 of 23:46 on the inside of the insert and Side 2 of the cassette is correct. The cassette now has a transparent smoked grey case with white text, there are again no paper labels.

Thanks to Paul Shenton for information and pictures.


"Grandes Éxitos [Greatest Hits]" - stereo vinyl compilation LP, CBS S 62847 (Spain), 1970, re-released 1973 (twice), 1975, 1978, 1981 (three times), mid-1980s, late 1980s:

CBS S 62847 (Spain), 1970:


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1970 & 1975 releases)
This Spanish stereo LP is a release of the album with the 1967 UK Greatest Hits tracklist. Both the sleeves and records were made in Spain. The song titles are translated into Spanish on the front and back of the sleeve and on the labels. The 1970 rear sleeve shows ten albums by contemporary CBS artists including Nashville Skyline. The record has orange CBS labels and was made for CBS by Fonogram S.A. of Madrid. The album title is translated on the labels as "GRANDES EXITOS". This album was a hit in Spain, reaching #6 in the album charts in Jul 1970.
CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (1970s releases)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of front scan by Hans Seegers (all releases)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (1970 release)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (all releases to 1981)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1970 release, dated 1970, printed vertically upwards)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1970 release)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1970 release made for Fonogram S.A.)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1970 release)

CBS S 62847 (Spain), 1973 (twice):


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1973 release)
The first 1973 release of CBS S 62847 is the rarest of the Spanish releases of this album and has several significant differences from the 1970 release. The front sleeve is the same as the 1970 release but the rear sleeve is different in that the text about playing stereo records on mono equipment is no longer in a box. The first 1973 rear sleeve shows the same ten albums by contemporary CBS artists as on the 1970 rear sleeve. The printer information is now printed vertically downwards at bottom right, not vertically upwards as in 1970, and includes the 1973 date. The record still has plain orange labels but the title "GRANDES ÉXITOS" is missing. The record is now made for "Discos CBS S.A." instead of "Fonogram S.A.". On the record labels the "33" playing speed is printed partially below the base of the CBS logo to the left of the centre hole.
CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1973 release, same ten albums as on the 1970 rear sleeve)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1973 release, dated 1973, printed vertically downwards)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1973 release)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1973 release)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1973 release, "33" dropped below base of CBS logo)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1973 release made for Discos CBS S.A., second 1973 release is similar)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1973 release)


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1973 release, bottom text on one line)


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1973 release)

The second 1973 release has the same front sleeve as the first 1973 release, but the rear sleeve is quite different. Instead of ten albums it shows only eight, four each by two Argentinean artists, Sandro and Jorge Cafrune. (Sandro had a hit CBS EP called Alma Y Fuego [Soul And Fire] in 1966 which included a cover of Blowin' In The Wind, there translated as "Soplando En El Viento" - on this album it's translated as "La Respuesta Está En El Vento".) The 1973 date is missing from the vertical text at bottom right, and the bottom text is laid out differently, on two lines instead of one. The record still has plain orange CBS record labels, which were replaced by CBS Spain at the end of 1973 with the orange/yellow design. They are virtually identical to those of the first 1973 release, with the record again made for "Discos CBS S.A.", but the "33" playing speed is printed level with the base of the CBS logo to the left of the centre hole, not partially below as on the labels of the first 1973 release. The record of the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - S-62847-A4, Side 2 - S-62847-B3.


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1973 release)


1966 CBS Spain EP by Sandro, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1973 release, text printed vertically downwards omits date)


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1973 release, eight albums by two Argentinean artists)


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1973 release)


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1973 release, "33" level with base of CBS logo)


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1973 release)


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1973 release, bottom text on two lines)

CBS S 62847 (Spain), 1975:


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release, date 1975, printed vertically downwards)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release - Calle Princesa address)

The 1975 rear sleeve shows eight albums by contemporary CBS artists instead of ten, different artists from the second 1973 rear sleeve. The record now has orange/yellow CBS labels and was again made for Discos CBS S.A. Madrid, with the previous address of Calle Princesa 1, Madrid-13. The album title is again missing from the record labels. The rear sleeve is dated 1975, with the printer information again printed vertically downwards.

CBS S 62847 (Spain), 1976:


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)
Thanks to Simon Blokker for information about this 1976 release with a different rear sleeve from that of the 1975 release, with illustrations of albums from different artists from the 1975 rear sleeve. Although the vertical text says "1975", this edition dates from 1976, because of the new address of CBS in Avenida del Generalísimo 25, Madrid-16 (where CBS Records moved in early 1976), and because the new albums added were only released in Spain in 1976. The orange/yellow CBS record labels were the same as for the 1975 release.
CBS S 62847 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release - Avenida del Generalísimo address)

CBS S 62847 (Spain), 1978 (two sleeve and two label variants):


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (both 1978 variants)
The 1978 releases occur with two sleeve and two label variants - all the sleeves are fully laminated. The rear sleeve this time shows eight albums by Brazilian artist Roberto Carlos.

The rear sleeve of the both variants is dated 1978, with the printer information again printed vertically downwards. The two rear sleeves shown differ only in the arrangement of the Roberto Carlos albums.


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1978 variant)


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1978 variant)


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - rear scan by Tom Willems (second 1978 variant)


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Tom Willems (second 1978 variant)


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (both 1978 variants)


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (both 1978 variants, date "1978", printed vertically downwards)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1978 variant)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1978 variant)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1978 variant with box round "SGAE")

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1978 variant made for Discos CBS S.A. - second 1978 variant, late 1980 and 1981 releases are similar)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1978 variant)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1978 variant, box round "SGAE" missing))

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1978 variant)


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1978 variant)


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Tom Willems (second 1978 variant)

Both 1978 records again have orange/yellow CBS labels, but with a different label design. The record of the first variant copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1- 62847 A+, Side 2 - 62847 B0. The album title is still missing from the record labels. The second 1978 variant is very rare and very expensive to obtain. Manuel García Jara's copy has the same sleeve as the first 1978 variant, but the labels differ in that the box round "SGAE" to the right of the centre hole is missing! The record of the second variant copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1- 62847 A0, Side 2 - 62847 B0. On both Side 2s Rainy Day Women #12 & 25 is listed as 2:06 but it is actually the full album version. Tom Willems has a copy in the second sleeve where the record has the same labels as Manuel's copy, without the box round "SGAE".

CBS S 62847 (Spain), late 1980:


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - front with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1980 release)

Two copies of the late 1980 release are shown. The late 1980 copy shown owned by Manuel García Jara has a front sticker with "SERIE MEDIA [MEDIUM PRICE SERIES]". It has no sticker on the rear sleeve, which has the same Roberto Carlos album arrangement as the second 1978 variant, but the printer details are now printed horizontally at bottom right, omitting "© Madrid, 1978". The CBS Spain address is now "Paseo de la Castellana, 93, Madrid-16", a name change that occurred during 1980 (the street had previously been known as "Avenida del Generalísimo" during the Franco era). The record that comes in the late 1980 sleeve has the same labels and matrix numbers as that of the second 1978 variant above. On Side 2 Rainy Day Women #12 & 25 is again listed as 2:06 but it is actually the full album version.

The late 1980 copy shown owned by Sergio Mariano Romay has no front sticker, but it has a sticker on the rear sleeve at top right with the price (1055 pesetas) and the name of the record store (El Corte Inglés). The record labels of this copy are the same as shown.


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - front sticker scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1980 release)


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1980 release)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - rear with sticker, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (late 1980 release)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - rear sticker scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (late 1980 release)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1980 release, same as second 1978 variant)


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1980 release, same as second 1978 variant)


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (late 1980 release)

CBS S 62847 (Spain), 1981 (three releases):


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - front scan by Hans Seegers (first 1981 release, no logo at top left)
The 1981 sleeve has no front logo but the rear is the same as the first variant 1978 sleeve apart from the 1981 date printed at bottom right, with the printer information again printed vertically downwards. The album was made in Spain by Discos CBS S.A., Paseo de la Castellana 93, Madrid-16, their new address after Nov 1980. The album sleeve was printed by Indugraf S.A., Madrid. There were three 1981 Spanish releases, the first and third are listed here, the second was in Historia De La Música Rock [History Of Rock Music] part-work series from Orbis Publications and is listed below.
CBS S 62847 (Spain) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (third 1981 release, same as first)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (first and third 1981 releases)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (first and third 1981 releases, date "1981" printed vertically downwards)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (first 1981 release)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (first 1981 release)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (first 1981 release)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (first 1981 release)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (third 1981 release)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (third 1981 release)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (third 1981 release)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (third 1981 release)

The first 1981 record again has orange/yellow CBS labels, this time with a design similar to the 1975 design. The album title is still missing from the record labels. The song titles are in Spanish and English, and listed continuously.

The Historia De La Música Rock [History Of Rock Music] album released with Issue 31, Orbis Publications, listed below was released in Spring 1981 and was the second release of this album in Spain in 1981.

The third 1981 release has the same sleeve as the first 1981 release. The record labels are again orange/yellow, with a completely different text layout and song titles in Spanish only. The song titles are now one per line, aligned both left and right (this is the same layout used for the record labels of the Historia De La Música Rock release below). The matrix numbers of Lars M. Banke's copy shown are: Side 1 - 62047-A0, Side 2 - 62047-10 (the letters after the hyphen are very hard to read).

CBS S 62847 (Spain), mid 1980s, 1986:


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (mid-1980s release, no logo at top left)

The mid-1980s release again has no front logo and a completely different rear sleeve with no album pictures and no date. The labels have the same style as the second 1981 release. The album title is missing once again from the record labels. The album was released again as part of a very rare 1986 "Mitos* Musicales [Musical Legends]" 2LP boxed set from Spanish mail order company El Círculo de Lectores with Empire Burlesque plus a book in Spanish by Jordi Sierra i Fabra called "La Historia Interminable [The Neverending Story]". See International Album Releases (Multi-Packs) 1980s. The "Mitos Musicales" series included mostly Spanish and Latin American artists apart from Bob and Elvis Presley. The records are in plain white sleeves without the original outer sleeves. The Greatest Hits labels are slightly different from the mid-1980s Spanish release of this album as shown with the gaps between "Cara 1/2" and "ESTEREO" to the left of the centre hole and between "S 62847" and "SGAE" to the right of the centre hole being much smaller.


CBS/El Círculo de Lectores 56903 (Spain) - book front scan by Manuel García Jara (same for both the LP and cassette sets)


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (mid-1980s release, new design)


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (mid-1980s release)

CBS/El Círculo de Lectores 56903 (Spain) - box front photo by Manuel García Jara

CBS/El Círculo de Lectores 56903 (Spain) - detail of 1986 box front with catalogue number, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (mid-1980s release)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (mid-1980s release)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (mid-1980s release)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (mid-1980s release made for Discos CBS S.A.)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of Side 2 showing track 5 at 2:06, scan by Manuel García Jara (mid-1980s release)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1986 release)


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1986 release)


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (mid-1980s release)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1986 release)

Manuel García Jara has four copies of this box as follows, all with the same box and book:

  1. Both records have orange/yellow labels
    The Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits labels are slightly different from the mid-1980s Spanish release of this album. The Empire Burlesque labels are the same as the second Spanish release of this album. For full details of the Spanish Empire Burlesque releases, see International Album Releases (Regular Albums).
  2. Greatest Hits same as box #1, Empire Burlesque has red "CBS Productos Especiales" labels
  3. Greatest Hits has red CBS labels without the text "CBS Productos Especiales" (as the 1988 release below), Empire Burlesque is the same as box #2
  4. Greatest Hits has red "CBS Productos Especiales" labels with the album title (unique to Spanish releases), Empire Burlesque has red "CBS Productos Especiales" labels with slight differences from the ones in boxes #2 & #3.

Pachi Becerril has a copy of box #3. See also International Album Releases (Multi-Packs) 1980s.
 

CBS/El Círculo de Lectores 44461/1-2 (Spain) - front of cassette box, scan by Manuel García Jara

The "Mitos Musicales" set was also released as two cassettes, again sold in a box with a book like the LP version - the box holds both cassettes and the book Each tape has a different image on the insert with logo of "Los Mitos Musicales" on the spine and individual catalogue numbers: 44461/1 for Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits with UK tracklist and 2:06 edit of Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (R-0656) and 44461/2 for Empire Burlesque. For scans of this, also see International Album Releases (Multi-Packs) 1980s.

However, the tapes themselves are identical to the standard commercial releases, each one with its own catalogue number: Greatest Hits (40-62847) and Empire Burlesque (40-86313).


CBS/El Círculo de Lectores 44461/1-2 (Spain) - rear of cassette box, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS/El Círculo de Lectores 44461/1 (Spain) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (no CBS logos on left)


CBS/El Círculo de Lectores 44461/1 (Spain) - outside of cassette insert, alternate scan by Manuel García Jara (CBS logos on left)


CBS/El Círculo de Lectores 44461/1 (Spain) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 40-62847 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 40-62847 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS/El Círculo de Lectores 44461/1-2 (Spain) - spine of cassette box, scan by Manuel García Jara

There are two different insert designs: two copies are shown, one where the the card of Greatest Hits has multiple background CBS logos on the left, not present on the Empire Burlesque insert; and one where both inserts are the same, with no background CBS logos on the left. There must be copies available where the cassette of Empire Burlesque also has the multiple background CBS logos on the left of the insert!

*The distinction between “myth” and “legend” made in English isn’t made in other European languages – they’re both types of traditional stories, but basically a “myth” is a story that was never actually true, whereas a “legend” is a story that is based on true events or people. This means an “urban legend” should actually be called an “urban myth”, while Bob’s certainly a legend and definitely not a myth!

CBS S 62847 (Spain), 1987:


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1987 release)
This variant occurs exclusively in 1987 copies of the "Mitos* Musicales" box (box #4 above). Again the same box, same book and same albums without the original outer sleeves, but this time the Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits record has red CBS Special Products labels, completely different from the ones included on previous boxes.
CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1987 release with album title)


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1987 release - "CSP logo)


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1987 release)

For the first time, these labels have the same text as the Empire Burlesque labels: "CBS PRODUCTOS ESPECIALES [CBS SPECIAL PRODUCTS]" below the tracklists on sides 1 and 2 (this logo, "Columbia Special Products", was used in various artists compilations from the 1960s, e.g. records made by Columbia in the USA for Philco, Zenith, Westinghouse...) The tracklist text also is different, centred and continuous instead of being left and right aligned. Most importantly, this album has the title "GREATEST HITS": only the first Spanish edition of 1970, made by Fonogram, had the title "Grandes Éxitos" but this title is missing from the labels of all the subsequent editions. The copy of the record shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - 62847-A0, Side 2 - 62847-B0.

*See the comments about myths and legends above.

CBS S 62847 (Spain), 1988:


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release, promo and commercial copies)
The 1988 release has the same sleeve as the 1986 releases but the record has red CBS labels, this time with the "GREATEST HITS" album title. The promo copy shown has a stamp on the rear sleeve. This stamp is common for Spanish 7" and 12" promotional singles, but extremely rare for LPs: it was made for exclusive use of CBS commercial agents.
CBS S 62847 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release, promo copy)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release, promo and commercial copies)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release, promo copy)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release, commercial copy)


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release, commercial copy)


CBS S 62847 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release - album title missing again)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release)

CBS S 62847 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release)

The records of both copies shown have matrix numbers: Side 1 - 62847 - A0, Side 2 - 62847 - B0.

The album with this front sleeve released on CD in Spain in 1989 had the ten-track US tracklist, see below.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Gerd Rundel, Manuel García Jara, Tom Willems, Sergio Mariano Romay and Pachi Becerril for information and pictures.


"Grandes Exitos [Greatest Hits]" - stereo compact cassette releases, CBS 40-62847 (Spain), 1970; re-released 1974 (twice):


CBS 40-62847 (Spain) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)
All these three cassette releases have song titles in Spanish only on the insert and the cassette labels. Each cassette is white with orange CBS paper labels. The labels of all three releases have a Spanish copyright dated 1970. The inserts for the first two releases are identical. All three are blank on the inside.
CBS 40-62847 (Spain) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)

CBS 40-62847 (Spain) - detail of cassette Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release - "BIAS S.A.")

CBS 40-62847 (Spain) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)

CBS 40-62847 (Spain) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1974 release - same as 1970 release)

CBS 40-62847 (Spain) - detail of outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release and first 1974 release - without bottom text)

CBS 40-62847 (Spain) - cassette Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1974 release)

CBS 40-62847 (Spain) - detail of cassette Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1974 release - "DISCOS CBS S.A.")

CBS 40-62847 (Spain) - cassette Side 2, scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1974 release)

CBS 40-62847 (Spain) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1974 release)

CBS 40-62847 (Spain) - detail of outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1974 release - with bottom text)

CBS 40-62847 (Spain) - cassette Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1974 release)

CBS 40-62847 (Spain) - detail of cassette Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1974 release - "DISCOS CBS S.A.")


CBS 40-62847 (Spain) - cassette Side 2, scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1974 release)

The 1970 cassette release is very rare and was made in Spain by BIAS S.A., Barcelona. The cassette does not have Dolby noise reduction. The song titles on the cassette labels are in upper case. The cassette sides are listed as "A" and "B".

The first 1974 cassette release was made in Spain by Discos CBS S.A., Madrid. The cassette now has Dolby noise reduction. The text layout on the cassette labels is quite different, although the song titles on the cassette labels are still in upper case and the cassette sides are again listed as "A" and "B".

The second 1974 cassette release was again made in Spain by Discos CBS S.A., Madrid. The cassette insert now has the Spanish text "Antes de dar la vuelta a la cinta, déjela pasar hasta el final [Before you turn over the tape, let it play until the end]". The cassette again has Dolby noise reduction. The song titles on the cassette labels are now in upper/lower case. The cassette sides are now listed as "1" and "2".

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Historia De La Música Rock [History Of Rock Music]" - album released with Issue 31, Orbis Publications, stereo vinyl album: CBS LSP 15264 (Spain)/stereo cassette: CBS CSP 40-15264 (Spain), Aug 1980 onwards:


CBS LSP 15264 (Spain) - LP front scan by Manuel García Jara
This unique stereo LP or cassette came with issue 31 of a weekly part-work magazine series, actually released in Spring 1981, and contains 12 tracks from the 1960s, all regular album versions - song titles are given in Spanish and English. It is actually the 1967 UK twelve-track release of Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits including the 2:06 edit of Rainy Day Women #12 & 35, first released in Spain as CBS S 62847 in 1970 (see above).


CBS LSP 15264 (Spain) - detail of LP front, scan by Manuel García Jara


"Historia De La Musica Rock" - front of magazine 31, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS LSP 15264 (Spain) - LP rear scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS LSP 15264 (Spain) - detail of LP rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS LSP 15264 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS LSP 15264 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS LSP 15264 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS CSP 40-15264 (Spain) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS CSP 40-15264 (Spain) - detail of inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS LSP 15264 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS LSP 15264 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS CSP 40-15264 (Spain) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS CSP 40-15264 (Spain) - detail of cassette Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS CSP 40-15264 (Spain) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

The album has no title on the front or rear sleeve or the record labels, but has the title Grandes Exitos [Greatest Hits] on the spine only. The record labels are the same style as the second 1981 release above, with song titles in Spanish only.

The cassette insert has the title BOB DYLAN only. The inside of the insert is blank apart from the text shown. The cassette is white with orange printed text, there are no paper labels. This album is also listed in International Album Releases (Dylan-Only Compilations) 1980s for completeness, with more pictures of the 1980s magazine series.

Side 1: Blowin' In The Wind; It Ain't Me, Babe; The Times They Are A-Changin'; Mr. Tambourine Man; She Belongs To Me; It's All Over Now, Baby Blue.

Side 2: Subterranean Homesick Blues; One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later); Like A Rolling Stone; Just Like A Woman; Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (R-0656); I Want You.

Both the album and the cassette were made in Spain by Discos CBS S.A., Paseo de la Castellana 93, Madrid-16, their new address after Nov 1980. The album sleeve and cassette insert were printed by Indugraf S.A., Madrid.

Thanks to Pachi Becerril, Manuel García Jara and Hans Seegers for information and pictures.


CBS LSP 15264 (Spain) - detail of LP rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS LSP 15264 (Spain) - detail of LP spine, scan by Manuel García Jara


"Greatest Hits" - stereo vinyl releases, CBS 463088 1 (Spain), 1989 (twice); CBS/Sony 463088 1 (Spain), 1990, 1992:


CBS 463088 1 (Spain) - front with "Precio Redondo" sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (1989 releases)
As the Dutch album above, these albums also use the UK front sleeve (without song titles) but have the US Greatest Hits tracklist (see International Albums (Regular)! Earlier Spanish Greatest Hits releases are on this page.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS/Sony 463088 1 (Spain) - front with "20th Anniversary" sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (1990 release)

CBS/Sony 463088 1 (Spain) - front with "Nice Price" sticker, scan by Hans Seegers (1992 release)

"Greatest Hits" - stereo compact cassette, CBS 463088 4 (Spain), 1989:


CBS 463088 4 (Spain) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara
This cassette release also uses the UK front sleeve but has the US Greatest Hits tracklist! The song titles are in English on the cassette insert and the cassette itself. The cassette is of white plastic with text printed directly on to it, there are no paper labels.
CBS 463088 4 (Spain) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 463088 4 (Spain) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 463088 4 (Spain) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Greatest Hits" - stereo vinyl compilation LP releases, CBS 62847 (Greece), 1975, re-released 1978, mid-1980s; CBS 4630881 (Greece), 1988:
These Greek LPs have the 1967 UK cover and the UK 12-song tracklist. They do contain the unique edit of Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (R-0656, see above). This album was re-released in 1988 as CBS 4630881.

CBS 62847 (Greece), 1975:


CBS 62847 (Greece) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)


CBS 62847 (Greece) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)


CBS 62847 (Greece) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)


CBS 62847 (Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)


CBS 62847 (Greece) - Side 1 scan by Ronald Born (1975 release)


CBS 62847 (Greece) - Side 2 scan by Ronald Born (1975 release)


CBS 62847 (Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)

Hans Seegers reports the front sleeve is "a bad copy of the 'Leonardo Da Vinci' sleeve"! Roland Born's copy has the 1978 sleeve but still has the 1975 labels.

The rear sleeve shows two contemporary Dylan albums - The Basement Tapes and Desire. This was the same on the 1988 release - the cover was not changed. One of the producer credits on cover and Side 2 label is incorrectly shown as "Bob Johnson" instead of Bob Johnston.

The 1975 record has orange/yellow CBS labels with matrix numbers: Side 1- 62.847-A (written), Side 2 - 01-62847-1B-1 HP-GRIEKENLAND (stamped). "Griekenland" is Dutch for Greece, and shows the album was sourced from Holland. Hans Seegers has a second copy with identical labels and sleeve but without the "Griekenland" in the matrix numbers which was made in Greece.

CBS 62847 (Greece), 1978 re-release:

The 1978 re-release has a different CBS logo on the front sleeve, and different text at the bottom of the rear sleeve. The 1978 record also has orange/yellow labels, this time with a new text layout.


CBS 62847 (Greece) - front scan by Ronald Born (1978 release)


CBS 62847 (Greece) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (1978 release)


CBS 62847 (Greece) - rear scan by Ronald Born (1978 release)


CBS 62847 (Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1978 release)


CBS S 62847 (Greece) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1978 release)


CBS S 62847 (Greece) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1978 release)


CBS 62847 (Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Ronald Born (1978 release)

CBS 62847 (Greece), mid-1980s re-release:


CBS 62847 (Greece) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (mid-1980s release)

CBS 62847 (Greece) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (mid-1980s release)

CBS 62847 (Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (mid-1980s release)

CBS 62847 (Greece) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (mid-1980s release)

CBS 62847 (Greece) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (mid-1980s release)

CBS 62847 (Greece) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (mid-1980s release)

This album has the same sleeve as the 1978 release, including the same rear sleeve bottom text, but the record now has red CBS labels, still with the same catalogue number and the same text layout as the 1978 labels. The white text on the labels is significantly crisper than the black text. The record of the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - 62.847 – A (handwritten), Side 2 - 01-62847-1B-1 (stamped) plus HP-GRIEKENLAND (also stamped). Paul Shenton has a copy of CBS 62847 with the same sleeve and red record labels where the record has the same matrix numbers as the 1975 release above.

CBS 4630881 (Greece), 1988:


CBS 4630881 (Greece) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1988 release)


CBS 4630881 (Greece) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (1988 release)


CBS 4630881 (Greece) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (1988 release)


CBS 4630881 (Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1988 release)


CBS 4630881 (Greece) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1988 release)


CBS 4630881 (Greece) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1988 release)


CBS 4630881 (Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1988 release)


Columbia 463088 1 (Greece) - front scan by Arie de Reus (US tracklist)
The 1988 record has a new catalogue number, CBS 4630881, red labels with a white CBS logo, the same text layout as the 1978 labels, and the same matrix numbers: Side 1 - 62.847-A (written), Side 2 - 01-62847-1B-1 HP-GRIEKENLAND (stamped). The "Bob Johnson" error is repeated on the new Side 2 label.

To confuse matters, this album was released as Columbia 463088 1 in the 1990s with the US tracklist (see International Albums (Regular). The song titles are now missing from the front sleeve!

Thanks to Ronald Born, Hans Seegers, Arie de Reus and Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


"Greatest Hits" - stereo cassette release, TC-CBS 40-62847 (Greece), 1973:


TC-CBS 40-62847 (Greece) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara
This cassette release is dated 1973 on the insert but may date from 1975 when the equivalent LP was released. The insert is blank on the inside. The song titles are in English on the cassette insert and the cassette itself. The cassette is of grey plastic with text printed directly on to it, there are no paper labels.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


TC-CBS 40-62847 (Greece) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

TC-CBS 40-62847 (Greece) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

"Greatest Hits" - stereo vinyl compilation LP, CBS 62847 (Portugal), 1979:


CBS 62847 (Portugal) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

This Portuguese release from 1979 again has the UK tracklist. Again, this Portuguese album with the UK track list has a sleeve based on the Dutch release with CBS logos on front and on rear. It was made by Rádio Triunfo, LDA. and printed by Gráficos Reunidos, LDA. in Porto. The rear sleeve shows twelve Dylan albums, different from those shown on the Dutch sleeves, including the latest Slow Train Coming. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 has the usual edit (2:06).

The record has dark orange/light orange CBS labels and the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - OI-62847-A  HXP, Side 2 - OI-62847-B  HXP.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS 62847 (Portugal) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 62847 (Portugal) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 62847 (Portugal) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 62847 (Portugal) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 62847 (Portugal) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 62847 (Portugal) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 62847 (Portugal) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

"Greatest Hits" - stereo cassette release, CBS 40-62847 (Iran), mid-1970s:


CBS 40-62847 (Iran) - outside of cassette insert scan by Manuel García Jara
This cassette release with the UK catalogue number, front picture and 12 song tracklist has no country of origin, but the Arabic script on the cassette itself has been identified as Iranian (Farsi).
CBS 40-62847 (Iran) - inside of cassette insert scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 40-62847 (Iran) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 40-62847 (Iran) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

This can only date from before the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, as no records have been released there since. The insert is the same as for the Dutch 1974 cassette release above, so mid-1970s is a likely date. The cassette is light grey with black text, there are no paper labels. The Side 1 text reads "All copyrights reserved on this tape. Copying and live performances of this tape without prior permission of the owners is forbidden." The text under "A" and "B" means "Side". On Side 2 Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 is mistitled "RAINY DAY WOMAN...".

Thanks to several contributors to the Facebook Group "EDLIS Café" for identifying the language and providing a translation. Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Greatest Hits" - stereo vinyl compilation LP, CBS 10080/UK AL 62847 (India), 1983:

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CBS 10080/UK AL 62847 (India) - front


CBS 10080/UK AL 62847 (India) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 10080/UK AL 62847 (India) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 10080/UK AL 62847 (India) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 10080/UK AL 62847 (India) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 10080/UK AL 62847 (India) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 10080/UK AL 62847 (India) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers

The original CBS Indian stereo release from 1967 has the US Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits tracklist, see International Album Releases. This release was made in India by CBS Gramophone Records & Tapes (India) Ltd. and has the UK tracklist. The record has orange/yellow CBS labels and the copy shown has written matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS 10080-A2-MSO, Side 2- CBS 10080-B2-MSO.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"Greatest Hits" - stereo compact cassette release, RTVL-CBS KL 1935 (Yugoslavia), 1990s:


RTVL-CBS KL 1935 (Yugoslavia) - outside of insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

This release with Dolby noise reduction was distributed in the then Yugoslavia by Radio TeleVisje Ljubljana (RTVL/ZKPRTV) Slovenija, from Ljubljana in what is now Slovenia on behalf of CBS and again comes with minimal packaging with only the album sleeve and song titles on the insert. It uses the UK front design but has the US tracklist. Details are therefore in International Albums (Regular).

The 1971 double compilation More Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits with the UK title and front design but again with the US tracklist was also released in Yugoslavia in the 1990s as RTVL-CBS KL 1936 (Under The Red Sky was RTVL-CBS KL 1958).

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Greatest Hits" - stereo compact cassette release, Megastar/Columbia 102701 (Saudi Arabia), 1990s:


Megastar/Columbia 102701 (Saudi Arabia) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara
This cassette release also uses the UK front sleeve but has the US Greatest Hits tracklist! Details are therefore in International Albums (Regular).

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scan.


CD and MiniDisc Releases


"Greatest Hits" - CD re-release, CBS 463088 2 (NL), late 1980s:


CBS 463088 2 (NL) - front scan by Keith Schweiger
This CBS release has the UK Greatest Hits cover (with the tracklist removed), but the US tracklist and rear insert design. Details are therefore in International Albums (Regular).

"Greatest Hits" - CD re-release, CBS/Sony 463088 2 (Spain), 1991; CBS/Sony 463088 2 (Spain), 1997:


CBS/Sony 463088 2 (Spain) - colour photocopy by Pachi Becerril
These releases have the UK Greatest Hits cover (with the tracklist removed), but the US tracklist and rear insert design. Details are therefore in International Albums (Regular).

The album with this front sleeve released as a stereo LP in Spain in 1978 had the twelve-track UK tracklist, see above.

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CBS/Sony 463088 2 (Spain) - front scan by Manfred Endtner

"Greatest Hits" - CD re-release, Columbia CDANIC 40051 (South Africa), 1991; remastered CD release: Columbia CDCOL 5421 H (South Africa), 1997:


Columbia CDANIC 40051 (South Africa) - front scan by Jack Guerreiro (1991 release)
The 1991 release has the UK Greatest Hits cover, but the US tracklist and rear insert design. Details are therefore in International Albums (Regular).


Columbia CDCOL 5421 H (South Africa) - rear insert scan by Keith Schweiger (1997 release)


Columbia CDCOL 5421 H (South Africa) - detail of rear insert, scan by Keith Schweiger (1997 release)

Columbia CDCOL 5421 H (South Africa) - CD scan by Keith Schweiger (1997 release)

Columbia CDCOL 5421 H (South Africa) - detail of CD, scan by Keith Schweiger (1997 release)

Columbia CDCOL 5421 H (South Africa) - front scan by Keith Schweiger (1997 release)


Columbia CDCOL 5421 H (South Africa) - outside of unfolded front insert, scan by Keith Schweiger (1997 release)


Columbia CDCOL 5421 H (South Africa) - inside of unfolded front insert, scan by Keith Schweiger (1997 release)


Columbia CDCOL 5421 H (South Africa) - reverse of rear insert (under clear CD tray), scan by Keith Schweiger (1997 release)

The 1997 remastered release has the UK Greatest Hits cover and the twelve-track UK tracklist!

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro and Keith Schweiger for information and scans.


"Greatest Hits" - CD re-release with bonus disc, Columbia 460907 2 (Germany), 1992:


Columbia 460907 2 (Germany) - front with sticker, scan by Keith Schweiger
This release again has the UK Greatest Hits cover, but the US tracklist and rear insert design. Details are therefore in International Albums (Regular).

"Greatest Hits" - CD re-release, Columbia COL 476554 2 (France); CBS/Sony 463088 2 (Spain), 1994:


Columbia COL 476554 2 (France) - slipcase front scan by Keith Schweiger
This release yet again has the UK Greatest Hits cover, this time in card slipcases specific to France and Spain, but the US tracklist and rear insert design. Details are therefore in International Albums (Regular).
CBS/Sony 463088 2 (Spain) - slipcase front scan by Keith Schweiger

"Greatest Hits" - digitally remastered 30th Anniversary CD re-releases, Columbia 460907 9 (UK)/ CBS/Sony 460907 9 (Spain), 1997:

Columbia 460907 9 (UK):


Columbia 460907 9 (UK) - front of jewel case with sticker (my copy)


Columbia 460907 9 (UK) - sticker from jewel case


Columbia 460907 9 (UK) - outside of unfolded front insert


Columbia 460907 9 (UK) - inside of unfolded front insert


Columbia 460907 9 (UK) - front with two stickers, scan by Keith Schweiger

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Columbia 460907 9 (UK) - rear insert (my copy)


Columbia 460907 9 (UK) - alternate rear insert scan by Keith Schweiger ("Sony Music" at bottom left)


Columbia 460907 9 (UK) - alternate rear insert scan by Keith Schweiger (no "Sony Music" at bottom left, catalogue number above barcode on right)


Columbia 460907 9 (UK) - reverse of rear insert


Columbia 460907 9 (UK) - CD with original CBS LP label-style design

Thanks to Gino Galvez for pointing out this remastered edition no longer contains R-0251, the version of Blowin' In The Wind with the first guitar note missing. I've confirmed this by comparing my copy of 460907 9 with the version on the remastered release of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan. The CD release also no longer contains R-0656, here Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 is the full album version at 4:37. It still contains One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later), an unfaded original stereo mix (thanks to Roger Ford for confirming that this CD is the only place this specific version can be found today - Roger says it is actually very slightly faded out after Paul Griffin's last piano chord, but the regular stereo mix fades out long before this, and the 2003 SACD mix cuts out Griffin's closing piano chords completely). The front insert restores the tracklist and the rear insert has the US rear design.

There are four variants of this release. The 1997 release (my copy) has no catalogue number on the upper right of the rear insert, the gold/black sticker on the front of the clear jewel case, and bar-code "5 99746 09791". Keith Schweiger has two copies, also with no catalogue number at top right of the rear insert and the same bar-code. One has "Sony Music" at the bottom left of the rear insert, the other doesn't have "Sony Music" but has the catalogue number above the bar code on the right. Keith's first copy has the same front sticker as mine, the second copy has two front stickers, one with "Nice Price" and the other advertising the 30th Anniversary of the album, 1967-1997. The 1997 releases have an extended booklet with the Columbia "Nice Price" catalogue. The 2000 re-release has the catalogue number on the upper right of the rear insert (not shown), no front stickers, and bar-code "5 99746 308896". All the discs are the same except for different matrix numbers.

CBS/Sony 460907 9 (Spain):


CBS/Sony 460907 9 (Spain) - front of sealed copy, scan by Dag Braathen

CBS/Sony 460907 9 (Spain) - detail of shrink wrap with German text, scan by Dag Braathen

CBS/Sony 460907 9 (Spain) - outside of unfolded front insert, scan by Dag Braathen

CBS/Sony 460907 9 (Spain) - reverse of rear insert, scan by Dag Braathen

CBS/Sony 460907 9 (Spain) - rear insert scan by Dag Braathen

CBS/Sony 460907 9 (Spain) - detail of rear insert, scan by Dag Braathen

CBS/Sony 460907 9 (Spain) - inside of unfolded front insert, scan by Dag Braathen

CBS/Sony 460907 9 (Spain) - CD scan by Dag Braathen

Dag Braathen has bought a Spanish release, CBS/Sony 460907 6, in Germany with German text "Alles was du brauchst [Everything you need]" on the shrink wrap. This album has the CBS Spain address of Paseo de la Castellana 93, 28046 Madrid on the rear insert.

This album was also released with the same catalogue number in a Best Of The Best Gold edition in 1998, see below.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Bill Hester for information and to Keith Schweiger and Dag Braathen for further information and scans.


"Greatest Hits" - digitally remastered 30th Anniversary MiniDisc re-release, Columbia 460907 8 (UK), 1997:


Columbia 460907 8 (UK) - front (my copy)
This digital MiniDisc is the direct equivalent of the remastered CD release Columbia 460907 9 above. It has a folded card as the front insert. The MiniDisc was made in Austria.

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for information about this item.


Columbia 460907 8 (UK) - rear

Columbia 460907 8 (UK) - outside of unfolded front insert

Columbia 460907 8 (UK) - inside of unfolded front insert

Columbia 460907 8 (UK) - front of disc

Columbia 460907 8 (UK) - underside of disc

"Greatest Hits: Best Of The Best Limited Gold Edition" - digitally remastered CD re-release, Columbia 460907 9 (UK), also Columbia 460907 6 (Germany?), 1998:

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Columbia 460907 9 (UK) - 24 carat gold release in card sleeve, unfolded scan by Michael Smith

This limited edition release comes either in a card sleeve or in a regular jewel case inside a slipcase. For the 1997 "silver disc" version of this album in the regular sleeve, see above. The CD in the card sleeve is gold (not shown). The CD in the slipcase version is Columbia 460907 9 above.

Thanks to Michael Smith, Manfred Endtner and Keith Schweiger for information and scans.

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Columbia 460907 6 (Germany?) - jewel case version in slipcase, scan by Manfred Endtner

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Columbia 460907 6 (Germany?) - CD scan by Manfred Endtner (CD is actually 460907 9 as above)

Columbia 460907 6 (UK) - unfolded front insert, scan by Keith Schweiger


Columbia 460907 6 (UK) - rear of slipcase, scan by Keith Schweiger


Columbia 460907 6 (UK) - rear insert scan by Keith Schweiger

Thanks to Bill Hester for informing me that the jewel case release, Columbia 460907 6, is on sale at amazon.com in 2010, with the release dated 16 Mar 2010.


"Greatest Hits" - CD and book in "CD Livres" series, Columbia COL 487382-2 (France), 1998:

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Columbia COL 487382-2 (France) - front sleeve of book, scan by Artur Jarosinski
Yet another release with the UK Greatest Hits cover, but the US tracklist. Details are therefore in International Albums (Regular).

"Bob Dylan And His Band Plus Very Special Guests" - promotional 6CD boxed set, Aiken Promotions (UK), May 2004:


Front of Aiken Promotions box unfolded, scan by John Caruth
This promotional box from Aiken Promotions of Northern Ireland has been created in order to publicise Bob Dylan's performance at Stormont Castle in Belfast on 26 Jun 2004. It includes a copy of Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits plus albums by all the supporting artists including Paddy Casey and Damien Dempsey. The Dylan CD is the current UK release, Columbia 460907 9, see above.

Thanks to John Caruth for information and scan. Thanks to Aiken Promotions for the discs, which include Living by Paddy Casey, Hi-Lo by The Walls, and Trading Snakeoil For Wolftickets by Gary Jules (including his UK #1 hit Mad World).


Rear of Aiken Promotions box unfolded

"Greatest Hits" - CD in digipak with newspaper, Nova Music/Sony Music NM 408-2/4609072 (Romania), 27 May 2010:


Nova Music/Sony Music NM 408-2/4609072 (Romania) - front scan by Arie de Reus

Nova Music/Sony Music NM 408-2/4609072 (Romania) - unfolded outside of digipak, scan by Arie de Reus

Nova Music/Sony Music NM 408-2/4609072 (Romania) - unfolded inside of digipak with CD, scan by Arie de Reus

Nova Music/Sony Music NM 408-2/4609072 (Romania) - front page of Dylan newspaper, scan by Arie de Reus

This unique 2010 collector's edition of the 1967 UK compilation comes as a picture CD in a two-panel digipak with a Dylan newspaper, a special edition of the Romanian newspaper "Jurnalul National". It was released by Nova Music Entertainment in association with Sony Music. There's an anachronistic photo from 2001's "Love And Theft" on the inside of the digipak! The newspaper and album were released to mark Bob playing at Bucharest, Romania, on 2 Jun 2010.

Thanks to Arie de Reus for information and scans. Arie bought this from a stall at the Linz, Austria, show on 12 Jun 2010.


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