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This is the first page of a list of original releases by release date of international commercially-released regular stereo Dylan albums. They do not contain rarities or obscurities and are not eligible for the Searching For A Gem list. Nevertheless, their interest value or scarcity means they're worth listing here - as far as I know some are not included on any other Internet site. Promo releases of regular albums are now listed here and no longer in the former yearly Promo sections.

Because of the length of this page, Bob Dylan CD releases are now here. For releases of this album in CBS/Columbia multi-packs, see International Album Releases (Regular) - Multi-Packs.

Freewheelin' 1963
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
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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 23 May, 2017.



US stereo LP sleeve
Original US stereo LP, Columbia CS 8579, 19 Mar 1962.

The photographer was Don Hunstein, a Columbia staff photographer. Viewers will note that the photograph has been reversed for some reason (probably so that the neck of the guitar didn't obscure the Columbia logo)!


Early stereo/mono rear sleeve design with title "Free Wheeling", picture from Dag Braathen


Columbia XSM 55655 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Pea Hicks (three Dylan songs identified as from "Freewheeling" CL 1779/CS 8579!)


San Francisco Bay Blues by Jesse Fuller (Good Time Jazz S10051, USA, stereo, 19/10/1963) with Crazy About A Woman (sleeve shown is of the OBC Records 1991 CD reissue)

The author of the liner notes, Stacey Williams, was actually Robert Shelton using a pseudonym! Thanks to Dag Braathen for the picture of an early rear sleeve design for CL 1779/CS 8579 with the title Free Wheeling that was eventually used for Bob's second album. The text is as the rear sleeve of the released album. Thanks to Arie de Reus for information that this was originally published in a supplement to the UK fan magazine "The Telegraph" many years ago. Jeff Gold says: "The purchase order number at the bottom looks like it was what we call spec type; something ordered by the art department from a type house before everything is finalized, just to be used in the lay out of the cover." Thanks to Pea Hicks for the picture of an April 1962 Columbia US stereo demonstration record. Track 7 on Side 1 has three of Bob's songs identified as being from Freewheeling, despite the fact it had been released a month before this promo with the replaced title. The CL 1779/CS 8579 stereo and mono catalogue numbers are correct. Ian Woodward remembers an article which mentioned a prototype rear sleeve with different liner notes, but I have no details of this.


You're No Good by Dee Warwick - Jubilee 45-5459 (USA, 1963)
The first track, "You're No Good" by Jesse Fuller, is listed correctly on the front and rear sleeves but is mistitled as "She's No Good" on the labels of many releases. There is some debate about this since Jesse Fuller's own version is actually called "Crazy About A Woman"! It's possible that the song title was changed on the labels after 1963 to avoid confusion with the unrelated song You're No Good by Clint Ballard Jr., originally recorded by Dee Dee Warwick, that was a hit for Betty Everett in 1963 (and eventually a US #1 hit for Linda Ronstadt in 1975). (It was also a hit in the UK in 1964 for The Swinging Blue Jeans.)
You're No Good by Betty Everett - Vee-Jay VJ 566 (USA, 1963)

You're No Good by Linda Ronstadt - Asylum CL 15804 (USA, 1974)

Thanks to Tim Dunn, author of "The Bob Dylan Copyright Files" for the information that the song was registered by Jesse Fuller in February 1963 and renewed in 1991 as "Crazy About A Woman" with no references to alternate titles.

For mono releases of this album, see Mono Album Releases.

Out-takes from this album have been officially released as follows:

The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3 (1991): He Was A Friend Of Mine; Man On The Street, House Carpenter

Also:

Highway 61 Interactive Columbia/Graphix Zone CD-ROM (1995, now out-of-print): House Of The Rising Sun (traditional) - electric version, 1964 overdub by Tom Wilson with Bob not present (R-0241, see 1995)

As it's now 50 years since this album was first released, it must be time for a "50th Anniversary Edition" set including all unreleased complete takes from the Nov 1961 New York sessions!


Vinyl and Tape Releases


"Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP releases, Columbia CS 8579 (USA), 19 Mar 1962:
The first release of this album came with the red/black "6-eye" CBS "STEREO FIDELITY" labels and is very rare, as stereo was in its infancy and few copies were manufactured. (Most copies of the first release of Bob Dylan were in mono, Columbia CL 1779, see Mono Album Releases.) There were no white label promo releases of this album, the only promos are as shown with a red demo stamp on the rear sleeve and stickers on the labels.


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - front picture from eil.com (demo copy of first release with silver star sticker)
The front sleeve has a red stereo/arrows logo and the picture shows the top of Bob's hat and three tuning pegs on the guitar (the mono sleeve has a lower crop and shows only one peg but much more of Bob's hand). There are two variants of the rear sleeve, the first omits the producer credit for John Hammond below "BOB DYLAN" and the second includes it. I initially thought this was an error that was quickly corrected, but copies exist of the second release record in this sleeve. You're No Good by Jesse Fuller was correctly titled on both the rear sleeve and the record labels.


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail from front, scan by Gerd Rundel (demo copy of first release)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail from front, scan by Gerd Rundel (demo copy of first release)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail from front, scan by Gerd Rundel (all releases)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - front scan by Hans Seegers (first release, both sleeve variants)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail from rear, scan by Hans Seegers (first release - first variant)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (first release, first variant without "John Hammond" credit)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, first variant)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - blue striped inner sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, same both sides - first and second variant sleeves, accompanying record with first release, first variant, labels)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - Side 1 photo by John Napa (demo copy of first release with white sticker - first variant, "BOB DYLAN" on two lines, no songs listed above centre hole)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - Side 2 photo by John Napa (demo copy of first release, first variant, "BOB DYLAN" on two lines, no songs listed above centre hole)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, first variant, "BOB DYLAN" on two lines, no songs listed above centre hole)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail of Side 1, photo by Gerd Rundel (first release, first variant)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, first variant, "BOB DYLAN" on two lines, no songs listed above centre hole)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail of Side 2, photo by Gerd Rundel (first release, first variant)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (demo copy of first release, first variant, with white sticker)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (different demo copy of first release, first variant, with white sticker)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - Side 1 scan from eBay (yet another demo copy of first release, first variant with white sticker)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan from eBay (demo copy of first release, first variant with white sticker with "NOT" missing)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, second variant, "BOB DYLAN" on one line, no songs listed above centre hole)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, second variant, "BOB DYLAN" on one line, no songs listed above centre hole)

Different numbers from "1" to "8", plus other symbols, can be printed on the rear sleeve, usually at bottom right, I now know this denoted the printer and/or sleeve fabricator. For examples, see below.
 


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - rear picture from eil.com (demo copy of first release, second variant with demo stamp)

Gerd Rundel has also found the copy shown above on eBay of the first commercial release (first release, first variant, with "BOB DYLAN" on two lines and no songs listed above the centre hole) with a demonstration sticker on Side 1 that apparently reads "FOR DEMONSTRATION USE ONLY/... FOR SALE". "NOT FOR SALE" would be expected (as above and below in John Napa's photo and Gerd's scan), and the text is aligned as if the word "NOT" should be present (in this case "NOT" has been erased from the scan by the eBay seller to circumvent any possible legal repercussions). This copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-55621-1E, Side 2 - XSM-55622-1F.


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (demo copy of first release, second variant with demo stamp)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail of rear with "4", scan by Gerd Rundel (demo copy of first release, second variant)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, second variant with "John Hammond" credit)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail of alternate rear scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, second variant)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail of alternate rear scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, second variant)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (first release, first variant, no "John Hammond")


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (first release - third variant, "BOB DYLAN" on one line, one song listed above centre hole)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (first release - third variant, "BOB DYLAN" on one line, one song listed above centre hole)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (first release - second variant with "John Hammond" credit, accompanying record with first release, fourth variant labels)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (first release - second variant with "8" at bottom right, accompanying record with first release, fourth variant labels)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - grey striped inner sleeve scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, same both sides - second variant sleeve, accompanying record with first release, fourth variant labels)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (first release - second variant, includes "John Hammond", accompanying record with first release, fourth variant labels)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first release - fourth variant, "BOB DYLAN" on one line, two songs listed above centre hole)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (first release - fourth variant, "BOB DYLAN" on one line, two songs listed above centre hole)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Steven Fant (first release - first variant, with unexplained purple stamp)

Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Steven Fant (first release - first variant, with "8" at bottom right, accompanying record with first release, third variant labels)

Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Steven Fant (first release - third variant, with matrix number "XSM-55621-1D")

Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Steven Fant (first release - third variant, with "H 1")

Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail of Side 2, scan by Steven Fant (first release - third variant, with matrix number "XSM-55622-1C")

Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail of Side 2, scan by Steven Fant (first release - third variant, with "H 1 ---")

Columbia CS 8192 (USA) - detail of Side 1 with "D" and eleven strokes (non-Dylan)

Steven Fant has a copy with the first release, first variant sleeve without a silver star sticker on the front and without "Produced by John Hammond" on the rear. There is an "8" on the rear sleeve plus a purple stamp with "CX/200". The record comes in a plain white inner sleeve and has first release, third variant labels, with "BOB DYLAN" on one line and one song listed above the centre holes. The record of this copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-55621-1D, Side 2 - XSM-55622-1C. It also has what looks like "H 1" handwritten in the vinyl on both sides. Steven has a stereo copy of Dave Brubeck's Time Out album (Columbia CS 8192) with stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 47855-2AL, Side 2 - XSM 47856-2BF plus a "D" followed by eleven strokes on Side 1 only.

Tim Norford has a copy with the first release, second variant, sleeve with "Produced by John Hammond" under "BOB DYLAN" but no printer code at rear bottom right. There is no silver star on the front sleeve. The record comes in the original blue/white striped inner sleeve and has first release, first variant, labels with "BOB DYLAN" on two lines and no songs listed above the centre hole. The record of this copy again has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-55621-1E, Side 2 - XSM-55622-1F.
 

Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - front with "$4.98" record store sticker, photo by Jennifer Siedenburg
Jennifer Siedenburg has a copy with the first release, first variant, sleeve without "Produced by John Hammond" under "BOB DYLAN" and printer code "8" at rear bottom right, showing that it was made by Modern Album Finishing Co., Terre Haute, IN. The record has first release, third variant labels with one song title above the centre hole. Track 1 on Side 1 is "You're No Good". There is a $4.98 record store price sticker on the front. The record of this copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-55621-1D, Side 2 - XSM-55622-1D.

I have found four "6-eye" label variants so far. To illustrate the differences between the variants of the first release "6-eye" record labels, I have repeated them below:
 


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, first variant, "BOB DYLAN" on two lines, no songs listed above centre hole)

Thanks to John Napa for pictures of a demonstration copy of this first release, again with stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-55621-1E, Side 2 - XSM-55622-1F. This copy has a red stamp on the back sleeve and the silver star on the front just like the one from eil.com shown, found by Jean-Pol Hiernaux. The rear sleeve has a "4" at bottom right ("4" indicated that Imperial Packing Co., Inc. of Indianapolis, IN, fabricated that particular sleeve). The record label has "BOB DYLAN" on two lines and no songs listed above the centre hole. The song titles are listed on ten lines. Gerd Rundel has a commercial copy with the same matrix numbers, the first variant sleeve without the John Hammond credit, and "8" at the rear sleeve bottom right ("8" indicated that the sleeve was made by Modern Album Finishing Co., Terre Haute, IN). This copy has a generic Columbia US inner sleeve with blue stripes. Sergio Magnacca has a copy with labels of this design with stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-55621-1B, Side 2 - XSM-55622-1A. Max from Italy has a copy of this release with a silver star sticker, a "DEMONSTRATION NOT FOR SALE" red rubber stamp on the rear sleeve as shown above, and a "4" at the bottom of the rear sleeve (Imperial Packing Co., Inc., Indianapolis, IN). This copy again has a generic Columbia US inner sleeve with blue stripes. The record has first release, first variant labels. Gerd Rundel has an identical copy with stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-55621-1E, Side 2 - XSM-55622-1F (as for several copies listed above). Deepak Sharma has a copy without a silver star on the front sleeve with stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-55621-1A, Side 2 - XSM-55622-1B. It has "63" and "3" at the bottom of the rear sleeve. ("3" was also used by Modern Album Finishing Co., Terre Haute, IN.)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, first variant, "BOB DYLAN" on two lines, no songs listed above centre hole)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, second variant, "BOB DYLAN" on one line, no songs listed above centre hole)

Manuel García Jara has a copy with a second variant "6-eye" record label design in that "BOB DYLAN" is on one line instead of two, and there are still no songs above the centre hole. The song titles are listed on eight lines instead of ten. The front sleeve has no silver star sticker, and the rear sleeve has the text "Produced by John Hammond" plus a "2" at bottom right (Imperial Paper Box Corp., Brooklyn, NY). The record of this copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-55621-1C, Side 2 - XSM-55622-1D.


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, second variant, "BOB DYLAN" on one line, no songs listed above centre hole)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (first release - third variant, "BOB DYLAN" on one line, one song listed above centre hole)

Hans Seegers' copy has a third variant "6-eye" label design in that "BOB DYLAN" is on one line instead of two, and one song is listed above the centre hole. The record of this copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-55621-1D, Side 2 - XSM-55622-1D. It has an "8" in the bottom right hand corner of the rear sleeve next to the track timings panel (Modern Album Finishing Co., Terre Haute, IN). Gerd Rundel also has a copy of the album with the third 1962 variant "6-eye" labels. It comes in the variant of the sleeve with "Produced by John Hammond" below "BOB DYLAN" on the rear. It has what looks like a pink "D" stamped in the rear top right (so may be a demo copy) and a "2" at bottom right (Imperial Paper Box Corp., Brooklyn, NY). The stamped matrix numbers are: Side 1 - XSM-55621-1A, Side 2 - XSM-55622-1B.


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (first release - third variant, "BOB DYLAN" on one line, one song listed above centre hole)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first release - fourth variant, "BOB DYLAN" on one line, two songs listed above centre hole)

Cosimino Pecere has a copy of the first release with stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-55621-1C, Side 2 - XSM-55622-1D with a fourth variant "6-eye" label design in that two songs are listed above the centre hole. Gerd Rundel has a copy of the same variant which also has an "8" printed on the rear sleeve at bottom right, in a different position and typeface from the "8" on Hans Seegers' copy above, but also made by Modern Album Finishing Co., Terre Haute, IN.


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (first release - fourth variant, "BOB DYLAN" on one line, two songs listed above centre hole)

This means as well as two variants of the sleeve there are four different "6-eye" label styles for the first release with "BOB DYLAN" on two lines or one, and a different number of lines songs listed above the centre hole - none, one or two! David Eckstrom is of the opinion that the variations in the "6-eye" designs occur because the examples came from different Columbia US pressing plants, at Pitman, NJ, Terre Haute, IN, and Santa Maria, CA.
 

Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - front with price sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - front price sticker scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (second variant)

Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (second variant with "2" at bottom right)

Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - inner sleeve front, scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - inner sleeve rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

As well as the blue and grey striped inner sleeves shown above, copies of this record with the "6-eye" labels can be found in a colour Columbia US picture sleeve showing details of contemporary albums by other Columbia artists. Copies of Carolyn Hester's first album featuring Bob on harmonica can also be found in this inner sleeve, see 1962. Gerd Rundel has a copy with the third variant "6-eye" record labels with a front price sticker for $2.86, discounted from the full price of £4.86 (Jennifer Siedenburg's copy above has a $4.98 price sticker). The rear sleeve is the second variant with "Produced by John Hammond" and has a blocky "2" printed at bottom right. The "2" indicates that the sleeve was fabricated by Imperial Paper Box Corp. of Brooklyn, NY. This copy also comes in the colour Columbia US picture sleeve shown.


"Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP reissues, Columbia CS 8579 (USA), late 1962 onwards:

Columbia CS 8579 (USA), late 1962 to early 1970s:


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (second release)

The second release of CS 8579 in late 1962 has the same front sleeve with three guitar tuning pegs visible at top right (the eil.com picture is missing the top).
Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (second release)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (second release)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - front scan from eil.com (second release with sticker)

Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - Side 1 in sealed shaped plastic bag, photo by Victoria Stafford (second release fourth variant with white "STEREO"/arrows logo without "NONBREAKABLE")


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second release first variant with black "STEREO" logo, no arrows and "NONBREAKABLE")


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail from rear sleeve (second release all variants), scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail from rear, scan by Paul Landon (second release, includes "Produced by John Hammond")


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel showing matrix number (second release first variant)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (second release first variant with black "STEREO" logo, no arrows and "NONBREAKABLE")


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail of Side 2, scan by Gerd Rundel showing matrix number (second release first variant)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - Side 1 scan by George Hall (second release second variant with white "STEREO"/arrows logo and "NONBREAKABLE")


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - Side 2 scan by George Hall (second release second variant with white "STEREO"/arrows logo and "NONBREAKABLE")


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (second release fourth variant with white "STEREO"/arrows logo without "NONBREAKABLE")


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (second release fourth variant with white "STEREO"/arrows logo without "NONBREAKABLE")


The text on the rear sleeve next to the Columbia logo is in a slightly different typeface. The record has red Columbia "360º SOUND/STEREO" labels, firstly with the logo in black without arrows, then in black with arrows (not shown), then in white with arrows. You're No Good by Jesse Fuller is incorrectly titled as "She's No Good" on the Side 1 label. There are six variants of the 1960s-style labels, with a single "COLUMBIA" at the top and "STEREO" at the bottom

The 1960s second release variants so far notified to me are:

  1. Gerd Rundel's earlier copy has the "360º SOUND" logo and "STEREO" on the labels in black without left and right arrows. It also has the word "NONBREAKABLE" under the "CS 8579" catalogue number. You're No Good by Jesse Fuller was incorrectly titled as "She's No Good" on the Side 1 label. The matrix numbers of Gerd's copy are: Side 1 - XSM-55621-1A, Side 2 - XSM-55622-1A. Paul Landon's copy of the same variant has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-55621-1A, Side 2 - XSM-55622-1B. Paul Piff has a copy of this release where the record has the black "STEREO" logo, no arrows and "NONBREAKABLE". The sleeve does not have "Produced by John Hammond" and has an "8" in the bottom right hand corner (Modern Album Finishing Co., Terre Haute, IN). Daniel Trainor has a copy with matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-55621-1C, Side 2 - XSM-55622-1C. The sleeve again does not have "Produced by John Hammond" and also has an "8" in the bottom right hand corner (at this time the Columbia pressing plant at Terre Haute also used "C" and "D" matrix numbers). Glenn French has a copy where the rear sleeve does not have "John Hammond" and has an "8" at bottom right. The record of this copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-55621-1D, Side 2 - XSM-55622-1C. It also has "H 1" on both sides as the first release examples shown above, which shows that the "H 1" codes can also be found on second release records.
  2. For this variant see George Hall's copy and the export copy below. The record labels have a white "STEREO"/"360º SOUND" logo, this time with arrows, and still include "NONBREAKABLE". George Hall's copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-55621-1F, Side 2 - XSM-55622-1C. Track listings are indented on Side 1 and aligned to the left on Side 2. You're No Good by Jesse Fuller was incorrectly titled as "She's No Good" on the Side 1 label. This copy has a second pressing sleeve with "Produced by John Hammond" and a "4" in the bottom right hand corner (Imperial Packing Co., Inc., Indianapolis, IN). Tim Norford has found a copy on eBay with these record labels but in a sleeve with a silver star sticker and "DEMONSTRATION NOT FOR SALE" on the rear. This sleeve also has a "4" on the rear at bottom right. The record is in the grey striped inner sleeve, not the original blue striped sleeve - both are shown above.
  3. For this variant see the export copy below. The record labels have a white "STEREO"/"360º SOUND" logo, this time without arrows, and still include "NONBREAKABLE". There are two sub-variants - one has the track listing centred on Side 1 and the other has the track listing left aligned on Side 1, the track listings on both Side 2s are centred.
  4. Hans Seegers has a copy with You're No Good by Jesse Fuller incorrectly titled as "She's No Good" on the Side 1 label above the centre hole, the "STEREO"/"360º SOUND" logo on the labels, with arrows but omitting "NONBREAKABLE". It has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-55621-1H, Side 2 = XSM-55622-1AB. The copy owned by Victoria Stafford came in a sealed shaped clear plastic bag, not a Columbia inner sleeve. For a copy like this exported to France, see below
  5. For this variant see the export copy below. The record labels have a white "STEREO"/"360º SOUND" logo, this time without arrows, and also without "NONBREAKABLE".
  6. For this variant see the third Singapore copy below. The record labels have a white "STEREO"/"360º SOUND" logo, again without arrows, and also without "NONBREAKABLE". You're No Good by Jesse Fuller is correctly titled.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information that the label design with white arrows was introduced in Jul/Aug 1965 (Bringing It All Back Home had labels with black arrows on original release in Mar 1965, and Mr. Tambourine Man by The Byrds still had labels with black arrows on original release in Jun 1965).
Other sleeve variants:


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail from rear sleeve with "Produced by John Hammond" missing, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (second release variant 1)

Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail from rear sleeve with "5", scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (second release variant 1)

Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail from rear sleeve with "Produced by John Hammond" present, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (second release variant 2)

Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail from rear sleeve with "7", scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (second release variant 2)

Sergio Mariano Romay has two copies of the album where the record has labels of what I've called the second release, fourth variant above. You're No Good by Jesse Fuller is incorrectly titled as "She's No Good" on the Side 1 label above the centre hole, the "STEREO"/"360º SOUND" logo is in white, with arrows but omitting "NONBREAKABLE". Both sleeve have the same rear sleeve details at top right as does Hans Seegers' copy above.

The first copy has a rear sleeve with "Produced by John Hammond" missing and a "5" at bottom right. The record has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-55621-1G, Side 2 = XSM-55622-1C. The second copy has a rear sleeve with "Produced by John Hammond" present and a "5" at bottom right. The record has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-55621-1A  2  P, Side 2 = XSM-55622-1L  1  P.

The "5" and "7" on the rear sleeve both indicate reissue sleeves made by Modern Album Finishing Co., Terre Haute, IN.

Columbia CS 8579 (USA), 1969-1970:


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (1969-70 release)

The record with the 1969/1970 label variant comes in the second release sleeve with a small heart symbol at bottom right of the rear like Sergio's early 1970s copy below. This indicates the sleeve was made by Columbia at Pitman, NJ. This is the last release with 1960s style record labels, which still have the “STEREO“/”360 SOUND”/ arrows logo in white. “CS 8579” to the left of the centre hole and the text to the right of the centre hole are in bold italics. “You're No Good” is again incorrectly titled as “She's No Good” on the Side 1 label. The labels have the same design as Patrick Helfrich's 1970s style labels release (second variant).


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1969-70 release)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1969-70 release - heart symbol = Pitman, NJ)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1969-70 release)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1969-70 release)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1969-70 release)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - inner sleeve front scan by Gerd Rundel (1969-70 release)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - inner sleeve rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1969-70 release)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail of inner sleeve front, scan by Gerd Rundel (1969-70 release - dated 1970, Terre Haute address at bottom right)

The record of this copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 55621-1J, Side 2 - XSM 55622-1L. Like 1969-70 Columbia US copies of Another Side Of Bob Dylan and John Wesley Harding shown on those album pages, this album comes in a picture inner sleeve advertising Columbia colour posters, this time dated 1970. The reply address to send for posters is Columbia Records, Terre Haute, IN.

Columbia CS 8579 (USA), early 1970s:


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Patrick Helfrich (1970s style labels release second variant with "S" below Columbia logo - Santa Maria, CA)

Patrick Helfrich has a copy of the second release with the same sleeve as Gerd Rundel's above but with an "S" on the rear below the Columbia logo (this indicates it was made by Columbia at Santa Maria, CA). The record labels still have CS 8579 as the catalogue number, but they are in the 1970s US design with the Columbia logo round the circumference. Patrick's Side 1 label has two songs above the centre hole whereas Manuel García Jara has a copy in a similar sleeve where the Side 1 record label has one song above the centre hole. Sergio Mariano Romay has a copy where the record has the same labels as Patrick's copy with two songs above the centre hole, but the rear sleeve has a small heart symbol at bottom right. This indicates the sleeve was made by Columbia at Pitman, NJ. The record of this copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 55621-1K, Side 2 - XSM 55622-1AD.

Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1970s style labels release second variant with heart symbol at bottom right - Pitman, NJ)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s style labels release first variant with one song title above centre hole)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s style labels release first variant)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Patrick Helfrich (1970s style labels release second variant with two song titles above centre hole)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Patrick Helfrich (1970s style labels release second variant)

"Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, Columbia KCS 8579 (USA), early 1970s:


Columbia KCS 8579 (USA) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release)

The next 1970s release of the album had a new catalogue number, Columbia KCS 8579. Three tuning pegs are visible in the front picture at top right. It still has the mono catalogue number above the Columbia logo at top left and the stereo/arrows logo at top centre. The rear sleeve omitted the track timing strip and sleeves printed in Santa Maria, CA, had an "S" below the Columbia logo and catalogue number at top right. The sleeve had "KCS 8579" on the spine. The record had 1970s style red labels with Columbia in yellow round the edge, with catalogue number "KCS 8579". You're No Good by Jesse Fuller was incorrectly titled as "She's No Good" on the Side 1 label. The record of the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-55621-1G, Side 1 - XSM-55622-1J.

This album was re-released in 1975 with the stereo/arrows logo blacked out on the front sleeve. The mono catalogue number has now gone at top left. There could be "A" or "B" in the bottom right hand corner of the rear sleeve ("A" denotes the sleeve was printed at Terre Haute, IN, I do not yet know where "B" indicated). The record again had 1970s style red labels with Columbia in yellow round the edge, strangely with catalogue number "PC 8579" as on the fifth release below. The record of the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-55621-1AC A, Side 1 - XSM-55622-1AD C. Ryan McDermott has a copy with "PC 8579" as the catalogue number on the sleeve but "JC 8579" on the record labels, which are still in the 1970s style. Stu Gilmour's sealed copy has the same sleeve as shown with "A" at rear bottom right, and "PC 8579" on the spine.


Columbia KCS 8579 (USA) - front sleeve scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release, new Columbia logo/catalogue number layout and blacked out stereo logo)


Columbia KCS 8579 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release, new Columbia logo/catalogue number layout with stereo/arrows logo)


Columbia KCS 8579 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release, new Columbia logo/catalogue number layout and blacked out stereo/arrows logo)


Columbia KCS 8579 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release - just "8579" in circle, no mono catalogue number)

Columbia KCS 8579 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release - "STEREO KCS 8579" in circle, mono catalogue number)


Columbia KCS 8579 (USA) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release)


Columbia KCS 8579 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release)


Columbia KCS 8579 (USA) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)


Columbia KCS 8579 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)


Columbia KCS 8579 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release "A" - there could also be a "B")


Columbia KCS 8579 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release)


Columbia KCS 8579 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release, compare with Columbia PC 8579 to right and Columbia JC 8579 below)


Columbia KCS 8579 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1970s release)


Columbia PC 8579 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)


Columbia PC 8579 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release, compare with Columbia KCS 8579 to left and Columbia JC 8579 below)


Columbia PC 8579 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, Columbia PC 8579 (USA), late 1970s:


Columbia PC 8579 (USA) -
front scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1970s release)

Columbia PC 8579 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1970s release)

Columbia PC 8579 (USA) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1970s release)

Columbia PC 8579 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (same as 1980s release)

Columbia PC 8579 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (same as 1975 release)

Columbia PC 8579 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (same as 1975 release)

Fredrik Wennerberg has a copy in the same sleeve as Lars M. Banke's export copy shown below with "Stereo" blacked out and just "8579" on the front and rear sleeve. The spine has "PC 8579". There are no symbols on the rear sleeve as below. The record again has 1970s style red labels with Columbia in yellow round the edge, this time with catalogue number "PC 8579" as shown. You're No Good by Jesse Fuller was incorrectly titled as "She's No Good" on the Side 1 label. The record of the copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 55621-2C, Side 2 - XSM 55622-1AF.

Proving that no vinyl Dylan album is exactly like any other, Sean Flores has a hybrid 1970s copy. He says:

"I think I found another variation of the 1970s release of Bob Dylan. The copy I found has characteristics of both the early 1970s version and the 1975 reissue. Here is the breakdown:

Cover- Mono Number in oval top left with “new” CBS logo. Stereo Blacked out. Two tuning pegs.
Spine has "PC 8579"
Rear has “S” under logo (
indicates Santa Maria, CA - AF), but no “A” or “B” stamp at the end of the last copy column. "KCS 8579" below the Columbia logo upper right.
Vinyl - "PC 8579" on label with "XSM 55621/55622" respectively opposite the catalogue numbers.
Matrix numbers - Side 1 reads XSM-55622-1J with a space and an illegible number stamped next. Side 2 reads XSM-55622-1J followed by a small “0” and C 7 etched on the opposite side (“handwritten”).

Most of the characteristics point to the early 1970s version with the exception of the markings on the spine and PC 8579 on the vinyl label. Seems like a hybrid of the two versions."

Thanks to Sean Flores and Fredrik Wennerberg for information.


"Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, Columbia JC 8579 (USA), 1980s:


Columbia JC 8579 (USA) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)
The next release from the 1980s had another new catalogue number, Columbia JC 8579, and on the front sleeve the "STEREO"/arrows logo was again blacked out. Two tuning pegs are visible in the picture at top right. The rear sleeve again omitted the track timing strip. The record again has 1970s style red labels with Columbia in yellow round the edge, this time with catalogue number "JC 8579". You're No Good by Jesse Fuller was incorrectly titled as "She's No Good" on the Side 1 label. The record of the copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 55621-1AC, Side 2 - XSM 55622-1AD.

Simon Blokker has a mixed labels copy in this sleeve that has "JC 8579" on the Side 1 record label (as here) and "PC 8579" on the Side 2 record label (as immediately above).


Columbia JC 8579 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release - just "8579", compare with alternate 1980s release below)

Columbia JC 8579 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release - compare with alternate 1980s release below)

Columbia JC 8579 (USA) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Columbia JC 8579 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Columbia JC 8579 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Columbia JC 8579 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Columbia JC 8579 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)


Columbia PC 8579 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release - no symbol at bottom right)


Columbia JC 8579 (USA) - front scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (alternate 1980s release)

Sergio Mariano Romay has a copy bought in 1987 with a heavy cardboard sleeve that has some differences from Gerd Rundel's. The record labels are exactly the same as Gerd's. The front sleeve has: just “8579” in circle, no mono catalogue number (same as 1975 release); The new Columbia logo/catalogue number layout and a blacked out "STEREO"/arrows logo; the top of Bob's cap visible above the blacked out rectangle and two and a half tuning pegs.


Columbia JC 8579 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (alternate 1980s release - same as 1970s release above)


Columbia JC 8579 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (alternate 1980s release - top of Bob's cap visible)


Columbia JC 8579 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (alternate 1980s release - part of top tuning peg visible)

Columbia JC 8579 (USA) - rear scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (alternate 1980s release)

Columbia JC 8579 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (alternate 1980s release - "PC 8579" under Columbia logo)

Columbia JC 8579 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (alternate 1980s release - "JC 8579" sticker)

Columbia JC 8579 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (alternate 1980s release - same as 1980s release)

Columbia JC 8579 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (alternate 1980s release - same as 1980s release)


Columbia JC 8579 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (alternate 1980s release - heart symbol on right, made at Pitman, NJ)

On the upper spine there is a transparent sticker with “JC 8579”, possibly hiding “PC 8579” or “KCS 8579”. On the rear sleeve at top right is “PC 8579” (not just "8579") and a heart symbol indicating Pitman, NJ, at bottom right. The record has 1970s style red labels with catalogue number “JC 8579” and Columbia logos in yellow round the edge. You're No Good by Jesse Fuller was incorrectly titled “She’s No Good” on the Side 1 label. The record of this copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 55621-1AB, Side 2 - XSM 55622-1AF (later than Gerd's).

David Plentus has a copy of the album with the 1980s release sleeve and the third release labels with the ring of "Columbia" logos. There was obviously a period of overlap between releases.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel and Sergio Mariano Romay for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP releases, Columbia PC 8579 (USA), 1990s/Columbia PC 8579 (reissue on 180gm vinyl) (USA), 2001:


Columbia PC 8579 (USA) - front with stickers, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1990s release)

The 1990s release had the catalogue number, Columbia PC 8579, on the spine and record labels. The front and rear sleeve just have "8579". The front sleeve was the same as the 1980s release with the stereo logo blacked out but with only two guitar tuning pegs visible at top right. The rear sleeve was the same as the third release but without the "A" or "B" in the bottom right hand corner. The record has plain red Columbia labels. You're No Good by Jesse Fuller was incorrectly titled as "She's No Good" on the Side 1 label. Hans Seegers' copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - "XSM-55621-4-A  RANDY M.", Side 2 - "XSM-55622-4-B  RANDY M". (This means the album was mastered by Columbia engineer Randy Mahon.)


Columbia PC 8579 (USA) - front with sticker, scan by Hans Seegers (2001 release)


Columbia PC 8579 (USA) - rear scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1990s release)

Columbia PC 8579 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (new Columbia logo/catalogue number layout) (1990s and 2001 releases)


Columbia PC 8579 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1990s and 2001 releases)


Columbia PC 8579 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1990s release with new style labels)


Columbia PC 8579 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1990s release with new style labels)


Columbia PC 8579 (USA) - front sticker scan by Hans Seegers (2001 release)


Columbia PC 8579 (USA) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (2001 release)


Columbia PC 8579 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1990s and 2001 releases)

Sergio Mariano Romay has a sealed copy bought in Argentina with a record store sticker covering the "NICE PRICE" sticker on the front sleeve at top left. There is a second record store sticker at front top right.

The 2001 release (also PC 8579) was the same as the 1990s release except with a printed sticker promoting the "180gm vinyl" release on the front sleeve.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, David Plentus and Sergio Mariano Romay for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan" - 180gm stereo vinyl 2LP releases, Mobile Fidelity LMF 420-2 (USA), May 2013/Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-420 (USA), 2014:


Mobile Fidelity LMF 420-2 (USA) - picture from Music Direct web-site (2013 release)
This unique high quality recording was released on heavyweight vinyl playing at 45 RPM, which means that it is a 2LP set in a gatefold sleeve.
Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-420 (USA) - picture from Music Direct web-site (2014 release)

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-420 (USA) - test pressing Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1), scan by Gerd Rundel

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-420 (USA) - test pressing Side 2 (Record 1, Side 2), scan by Gerd Rundel (Side 4 is the same)

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-420 (USA) - test pressing Side 3 (Record 2, Side 1), scan by Gerd Rundel

LP 1
Side 1: You're No Good; Talkin' New York; In My Time of Dyin'; Man of Constant Sorrow
Side 2: Fixin' to Die; Pretty Peggy-O; Highway 51

LP 2
Side 3: Gospel Plow; Baby, Let Me Follow You Down; House of the Risin' Sun
Side 4: Freight Train Blues; Song to Woody; See That My Grave Is Kept Clean

Gerd Rundel's test pressing was made by RTI (Record Technology Inc.) for Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs. Each record comes in a plain white cut out sleeve. Sides 1 and 3 have generic RTI labels and are dated 02 Jul 2013, while Sides 2 and 4 have plain white labels. The test pressing records have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - MFSL 2-420 A1 plus 22174.1 (3), KW @ MoFi opposite, Side 2 - MFSL 2-420 B1 plus 22174.2 (3), KW @ MoFi opposite, Side 3 - MFSL 2-420 C1 plus 22174.3 (3), KW @ MoFi opposite, Side 4 - MFSL 2-420 D2 plus 22207.4 (3), KW @ MoFi opposite. In the matrix numbers, “KW @ MoFi” means that the records were mastered by Krieg Wunderlich of Mobile Fidelity.

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin and Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP reissues, Columbia CS 8579 (USA for export to UK/France), 1965:


Columbia CS 8579 (USA for export) - detail of front, scan by Arie de Reus (second release), version pasted over with "CBS" to sell in UK
Arie de Reus has a second release copy of CS 8579 which has had the "Columbia" logos pasted over with "CBS" logos to sell in the UK. As can be seen, this has been done systematically - once on the front of the LP sleeve and twice on the back The record labels have the design I've listed as the second release second variant above, with You're No Good listed wrongly as "She's No Good "above the centre hole, a white "STEREO"/"360º SOUND" logo, this time with arrows, and still include "NONBREAKABLE". On this copy the labels have a half-ring pasted at the top with three "CBS" logos, and a white "CBS" sticker at bottom left.


Columbia CS 8579 (USA for export) - detail of front, scan by Arie de Reus (second release), version pasted over with "CBS" to sell in UK


Columbia CS 8579 (USA for export) - rear scan by Arie de Reus (second release), version pasted over with "CBS" to sell in UK


Columbia CS 8579 (USA for export) - detail of rear, scan by Arie de Reus (second release), version pasted over with "CBS" to sell in UK


Columbia CS 8579 (USA for export) - detail of rear, scan by Arie de Reus (second release), version pasted over with "CBS" to sell in UK


Columbia CS 8579 (USA for export) - Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus (second release second variant with white "STEREO"/arrows logo and "NONBREAKABLE"), version pasted over with "CBS" to sell in UK


Columbia CS 8579 (USA for export) - Side 2 scan by Arie de Reus (second release second variant with white "STEREO"/arrows logo and "NONBREAKABLE"), version pasted over with "CBS" to sell in UK

Copy exported to France (?):


Columbia CS 8579 (USA for export) - front photo from eBay (second release), version pasted over with "CBS" to sell in France
Gerd Rundel has found a copy on eBay that was supposedly exported to France, because it has a French name written on the sleeve. It could however have been exported to the UK and acquired by a French buyer. It has exactly the same second release US stereo sleeve with the same "CBS" stickers as the copy from Arie de Reus above, and the record labels have the same half ring-shaped red sticker with three CBS logos plus the white "CBS" sticker at bottom left. However, the record labels themselves are of the design I've listed as the US second release, fourth variant, above with You're No Good listed wrongly as "She's No Good "above the centre hole, a white "STEREO"/"360º SOUND" logo, again with arrows, but with "NONBREAKABLE" missing.
Columbia CS 8579 (USA for export) - rear photo from eBay (second release), version pasted over with "CBS" to sell in France

Columbia CS 8579 (USA for export) - detail of front, photo from eBay (second release), version pasted over with "CBS" to sell in France

Columbia CS 8579 (USA for export) - detail of front, photo from eBay (second release), version pasted over with "CBS" to sell in France

Columbia CS 8579 (USA for export) - detail of rear, photo from eBay (second release), version pasted over with "CBS" to sell in France

Columbia CS 8579 (USA for export) - detail of rear, photo from eBay (second release), version pasted over with "CBS" to sell in France

Columbia CS 8579 (USA for export) - detail of rear, photo from eBay (second release), version pasted over with "CBS" to sell in France

Columbia CS 8579 (USA for export) - detail of rear, photo from eBay (second release), version pasted over with "CBS" to sell in France


Columbia CS 8579 (USA for export) - Side 1 photo from eBay (second release fourth variant with white "STEREO" logo, with arrows, without "NONBREAKABLE"), version pasted over with three printed "CBS" logos to sell in France


Columbia CS 8579 (USA for export) - detail of Side 1, photo from eBay (second release fourth variant), version pasted over with three printed "CBS" logos to sell in France


Columbia CS 8579 (USA for export) - detail of Side 1, photo from eBay (second release fourth variant), version pasted over with three printed "CBS" logos to sell in France

Columbia CS 8579 (USA for export) - Side 2 photo from eBay (second release fourth variant), version pasted over with three printed "CBS" logos to sell in France

More copies for export to the UK:


Columbia CS 8579 (USA for export) - second release alternate version pasted over with "CBS" to sell in UK, front picture found by Gerd Rundel

Gerd Rundel has found a copy on eBay which again has the "Columbia" logos pasted over with "CBS" logos on the sleeve to sell in the UK. Unlike the examples above, these record labels do not have stickers but have three printed "CBS" logos replacing "Columbia". They also have no song title above the centre hole, the white "STEREO"/"360º SOUND" logo, this time without arrows, and still include "NONBREAKABLE". The track listing is centred on Side 1, unlike Gerd's first copy sold in Singapore below. The first track on Side 1 is listed correctly as "You're No Good". Gerd has since acquired a copy with the same record labels that comes in an original US sleeve without “Columbia” logos pasted over with “CBS” logos. The record of this copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-55621, Side 2 - XSM-55622.


Columbia CS 8579 (USA for export) - detail of front, picture from eBay (second release), alternate version pasted over with "CBS" to sell in UK


Columbia CS 8579 (USA for export) - second release alternate version pasted over with "CBS" to sell in UK, detail of front picture found by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CS 8579 (USA for export) - second release alternate version pasted over with "CBS" to sell in UK, detail of rear picture found by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CS 8579 (USA for export) - second release alternate version pasted over with "CBS" to sell in UK, rear picture found by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CS 8579 (USA/USA for export) - comparison of US and export logos on record labels, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CS 8579 (USA for export) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second release third variant with white "STEREO" logo, no arrows, with "NONBREAKABLE"), alternate version with three printed "CBS" logos to sell in UK)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA for export) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (second release)

Columbia CS 8579 (USA for export) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (second release)

Columbia CS 8579 (USA for export) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (second release)

Columbia CS 8579 (USA for export) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (second release)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA for export) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second release third variant with "You're No Good")


Columbia CS 8579 (USA for export) - Side 2 scan Gerd Rundel (second release third variant with white "STEREO" logo, no arrows, with "NONBREAKABLE"), alternate version with three printed "CBS" logos to sell in UK)


Columbia CS 8579 (USA for export) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (second release)


"Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP reissue, Columbia PC 8579 (USA for export to Sweden), mid-1970s:


Columbia PC 8579 (USA for export) -
front scan by Lars M. Banke
Lars M. Banke has a mid-1970s copy of Columbia PC 8579 bought in Sweden.
Columbia PC 8579 (USA for export) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia PC 8579 (USA for export) - detail of rear with "Columbia" obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia PC 8579 (USA for export) - Side 1 with black ring-shaped sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia PC 8579 (USA for export) - Side 2 with black ring-shaped sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke


Columbia PC 8579 (USA for export) -
detail of rear with "Columbia" obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke

The front sleeve has not been altered, but three instances of "Columbia" on the rear sleeve have been obscured with black marker pen. The record has black ring-shaped stickers on the labels covering the ring of Columbia logos. As with regular US copies of PC 8579 above, Track 1 on Side 1 is wrongly titled "She's No Good". The record of this copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 55621 – 20 (2D?), Side 2 – XSM 55622 – 1AF.

Thanks to Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan" - stereo 8-track release, Columbia KCS 8579 (USA/Canada), 1975:


Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada) - front of slipcase with cut-out showing tape label, scan by Manuel García Jara
This release has a red tape cartridge in a black slipcase which has a front cut-out to show the cartridge label. There is no text on the reverse of the tape cartridge. The tape cartridge looks identical to the US release - only the slipcase is Canada-specific. The tracks have been reordered to make the four programmes of roughly equal length. Because House Of The Risin' Sun is split over two programmes this is also classed as a rarity, which I have listed in 1975 because I don't know the exact release year.
Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada) - rear of slipcase scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada) - front of tape cartridge scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia KCS 8579 (USA) - front of tape cartridge scan from www.discogs.com

"Bob Dylan" - stereo cassette release, Columbia PCT 08579 (USA), 1970s, re-released 1980s:


Columbia PCT 08579 (USA) - cassette insert scan by Gerd Rundel (1970s release)

The inserts of both these releases are blank on the reverse, the liner notes are not included. On both releases You're No Good is incorrectly titled as “She`s No Good” on Side 1 and the front and back of the insert.

The 1970s cassette is light grey with black text, there are no paper labels. Although the cassette has Dolby noise reduction, there is no barcode.

The first Dylan US cassette release to have a barcode was Saved in 1980, and the 1980s Bob Dylan cassette release now has one. The cassette is transparent smoked grey with white text, there are again no paper labels.


Columbia PCT 08579 (USA) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1970s release)

Columbia PCT 08579 (USA) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1970s release)

Columbia PCT 08579 (USA) - cassette insert scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Columbia PCT 08579 (USA) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Columbia PCT 08579 (USA) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin, Hans Seegers, Gerd Rundel, Manuel García Jara, Sergio Magnacca, Deepak Sharma, John Napa, Max from Italy, Cosimino Pecere, George Hall, Ulf Gyllenspetz, John Napa, Jean-Pol Hiernaux, Paul Landon, Patrick Helfrich, Arie de Reus, Dag Braathen, Pea Hicks and Ian Woodward for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, Columbia CS 8579 (Canada), late 1962, reissued 1965, 1967 (twice); Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada), 1976:

Columbia CS 8579 (Canada), late 1962:


Columbia CS 8579 (Canada) - front of 1962 release, scan by Arie de Reus
Arie de Reus has a 1962 stereo copy of this album without the black stamp on the front sleeve found on the 1965 release, and where the rear sleeve has the mono catalogue number is printed to the left of the Columbia logo, present on the rear sleeve of the 1965 release, but not on that of the 1967 release below. The record labels have the black "360º SOUND/STEREO" logo without arrows as the first variant of the second US release, see above.


Columbia CS 8579 (Canada) - detail of front of 1962 release, scan by Arie de Reus (stereo and mono catalogue numbers)


Columbia CS 8579 (Canada) - rear of 1962 release, scan by Arie de Reus


Columbia CS 8579 (Canada) - detail of rear of 1962 release, scan by Arie de Reus (mono catalogue number)

Columbia CS 8579 (Canada) - detail of rear of 1962 and 1965 releases, scan by Arie de Reus (no printer name)

Columbia CS 8579 (Canada) - 1962 release Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus ("STEREO" logo in black, no arrows)

Columbia CS 8579 (Canada) - 1962 release, detail of Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus (Side 2 is the same, compare with second release scans below)


Columbia CS 8579 (Canada) - 1962 release, detail of Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus ("PRINTED IN CAN.")


Columbia CS 8579 (Canada) - 1962 release Side 2 scan by Arie de Reus ("STEREO" logo in black, no arrows)


Columbia CS 8579 (Canada) - detail of rear of 1962 and 1965 releases, scan by Gerd Rundel

You're No Good by Jesse Fuller is incorrectly titled as "She's No Good" on Side 1 but it's correct on the front and rear sleeves. This copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-55621-1F, Side 2 - XSM-55622-1F.

Columbia CS 8579 (Canada), reissued 1965:


Columbia CS 8579 (Canada) - front of 1965 release, scan by Hans Seegers

The 1965 release of this album in Canada has a unique black stamp on the front sleeve with the text "PLAYABLE ON MONO EQUIPMENT. FOR BEST RESULTS USE STEREO NEEDLE". The rear sleeve is the same as for the 1962 release but without the mono catalogue number printed to the left of the Columbia logo in the top right hand corner. It has "LITHO IN CANADA" printed on the spine.


Columbia CS 8579 (Canada) - detail of front of 1965 release with black stamp, scan by Hans Seegers (mono catalogue number still present)


Columbia CS 8579 (Canada) - rear of 1965 release, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia CS 8579 (Canada) - detail of rear of 1965 release, scan by Gerd Rundel (no mono catalogue number to left of logo)

Columbia CS 8579 (Canada) - 1965 release Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel ("STEREO"/arrows logo in black)

Columbia CS 8579 (Canada) - detail of 1965 release Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel ("STEREO"/arrows logo in black)

Columbia CS 8579 (Canada) - detail of 1965 release Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (NON-BREAKABLE)

Columbia CS 8579 (Canada) - 1965 release Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel ("STEREO"/arrows logo in black)

Columbia CS 8579 (Canada) - detail of 1965 release Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (NONBREAKABLE)

The record has red Columbia labels with the black "360º SOUND/STEREO" logo with arrows like the 1965 US release shown above. You're No Good by Jesse Fuller is again incorrectly titled as "She's No Good" on the Side 1 record label. Gerd Rundel's Side 1 label has “NON-BREAKABLE” left to the centre hole while Side 2 label has “NONBREAKABLE” (no hyphen!). The record of this copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-55621-1F, Side 2 - XSM-55622-1F.

Columbia CS 8579 (Canada), reissued 1967 (twice):


Columbia CS 8579 (Canada) - both 1967 releases, front scan by Gerd Rundel
There are two different 1967 releases, both in the same sleeve. The sleeve has “LITHO IN CANADA” on the spine and was made by Shorepak Canada (see detail rear scan). The front sleeve has an overprinted white stripe above the Columbia logo to hide the mono catalogue number. The rear sleeve does not list the mono catalogue number. The record labels have white "360º SOUND/STEREO" logos with arrows instead of black. There are copies in existence with the white logo on Side 1 and the black logo on Side 2! You're No Good by Jesse Fuller was again incorrectly titled as "She's No Good" on the Side 1 record label.


Columbia CS 8579 (Canada) - both 1967 releases, detail of front scan by Gerd Rundel (mono catalogue number erased)


Columbia CS 8579 (Canada) - both 1967 releases, rear scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia CS 8579 (Canada) - detail from rear of both 1967 releases, scan by Gerd Rundel (no mono catalogue number to left of logo)


Columbia CS 8579 (Canada) - first 1967 release Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers ("STEREO"/arrows logo in white)


Columbia CS 8579 (Canada) - first 1967 release, detail of Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers ("STEREO"/arrows logo in white, "Band" before single titles, "MANUFACTURED BY COLUMBIA RECORDS OF CANADA LTD.")


Columbia CS 8579 (Canada) - first 1967 release, detail of Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (no songs above centre hole, "NON-BREAKABLE" on left)


Columbia CS 8579 (Canada) - first 1967 release Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara ("STEREO"/arrows logo in white)

Columbia CS 8579 (Canada) - detail from rear of both 1967 releases, scan by Gerd Rundel (Shorepak Canada details)


Columbia CS 8579 (Canada) - second 1967 release, Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CS 8579 (Canada) - second 1967 release, detail of Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel ("STEREO"/arrows logo in white, "Band" before single titles now missing, "MANUFACTURED BY COLUMBIA RECORDS OF CANADA LTD.")


Columbia CS 8579 (Canada) - second 1967 release, detail of Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (two songs above centre hole, "NON-BREAKABLE" missing)


Columbia CS 8579 (Canada) - second 1967 release, Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel

There are two record label variants:

  1. The first still has the 1965 record label layout with no songs listed above the centre hole, “NON-BREAKABLE” printed below the catalogue number to the left of the centre hole, and "Band 1" etc., printed before the song titles
  2. The second later variant has two songs listed above the centre hole, “NON-BREAKABLE” is missing below the catalogue number to the left of the centre hole, and "Band" is missing in front of the song titles.

Both record labels have “MANUFACTURED BY COLUMBIA RECORDS OF CANADA LTD”. The record of the second variant shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 55621-1K, Side 2 - XSM 55622-1AD.

Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada), 1976 (two variants):


Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1976 release, variant 1)

Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (1976 release, variant 1)

Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (1976 release, variant 2)

Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (1976 release, variant 2 - shadow print on "KCS 8579")

Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (1976 release, variant 1)


Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada) - detail of rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1976 release, both variants)


Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1976 release, variant 2)

Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada) - detail of rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1976 release, variant 2 - "SHOREPAK CAN")


Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers
(1976 release, both variants)


Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada) - detail of Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1976 release, both variants - "MANUFACTURED BY CBS RECORDS CANADA LTD")


Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers
(1976 release, both variants)


Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1976 release, variant 1)


Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1976 release, variant 2)

The 1976 album has a similar sleeve to that the first US stereo album, still with the red "STEREO"/arrows logo at front top centre. The sleeve has “LITHO IN CANADA” on the spine. Hans Seegers' rear sleeve has CBS Records Canada Ltd. information at the bottom. The 1976 record has red Columbia labels with Columbia logos in yellow round the circumference with text "MANUFACTURED BY CBS RECORDS CANADA LTD." (Columbia Records of Canada Ltd. was renamed CBS Records Canada Ltd. in late 1976.) You're No Good by Jesse Fuller was again incorrectly titled as "She's No Good" on the Side 1 record label. There may be a previous release with new style record labels form before 1976 that still has "MANUFACTURED BY COLUMBIA RECORDS OF CANADA LTD." on the record labels - information required.

Gerd Rundel has a 1976 copy where the sleeve is the same as Hans' 1976 copy except for different copyright text on the bottom of the rear, not mentioning CBS Records Canada Ltd. However, there is also “SHOREPAK CAN. PAT. NO. 758888, 1967” printed at bottom left in small text. Looking closely at the “KCS 8579” catalogue number at front top left, there is a faint shadow print almost in the same position. The record labels are the same as those of Hans' copy. The record of Gerd's copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-55621-1A, 2-H: (opposite), Side 2 - XSM-55622-1A, 2-HD: (opposite).

Thanks to Steve Bonilla, Hans Seegers, Arie de Reus, Gerd Rundel and Manuel García Jara for information and scans, and for information and photos.


"Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP releases, Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export), mid-1970s:


Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - front with two Columbia logos obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (first copy)
Lars M. Banke has four copies of the 1970s Canadian release of "KCS 8579" which were sold in Sweden. On the first copy all but one occurrence of "Columbia" on the front and rear of the sleeve has been obscured with black marker pen. The first record has white ring-shaped stickers over the ring of Columbia logos round the circumference of the labels.
Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - detail of front with Columbia logo obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (first copy)

Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - detail of front with Columbia logo obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (first copy)

Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - front with two Columbia logos obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)

Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - detail of front with Columbia logo obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)

Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - rear with four Columbia logos obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (first copy)

Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - detail of rear with two Columbia logos obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (first copy)

Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - detail of rear with Columbia not obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (first copy)

Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - Side 1 with white ring-shaped sticker obscuring Columbia logos, scan by Lars M. Banke (first copy)

Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - detail of rear with two Columbia logos obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (first copy)

Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - Side 2 with white ring-shaped sticker obscuring Columbia logos, scan by Lars M. Banke (first copy)


Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - detail of front with Columbia logo obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)


Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - rear with five Columbia logos obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)

Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - detail of rear with two Columbia logos obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)


Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - detail of rear with Columbia logo obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)


Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - Side 1 with red ring-shaped sticker obscuring Columbia logos, scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)

Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - Side 2 with red ring-shaped sticker obscuring Columbia logos, scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)

In the liner notes on the rear sleeve of the first copy the name "Columbia Records" has not been obscured. On the second copy every occurrence of "Columbia" on the front and rear of the sleeve, including "Columbia Records" in the liner notes has been obscured with black marker pen. The second record has red ring-shaped stickers over the ring of Columbia logos round the circumference of the labels.


Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - detail of rear with two Columbia logos obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)


Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - front with sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (third copy)

Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - front sticker scan by Lars M. Banke (third copy)

Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - rear with sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (third copy)

Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - rear sticker scan by Lars M. Banke (third copy)

Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - Side 1 with black ring-shaped sticker obscuring Columbia logos, scan by Lars M. Banke (third copy)

Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - Side 2 with black ring-shaped sticker obscuring Columbia logos, scan by Lars M. Banke (third copy)


Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - detail of rear with "Columbia" not obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (third copy, fourth copy is the same)

Lars M. Banke has a third copy of the 1970s Canadian release KCS 8579 bought in Scandinavia that this time has had the "Columbia" logos on the front and rear sleeves obscured with black circular stickers. The Columbia Canada information at the bottom of the rear sleeve is not obscured. On the record labels there are black ring-shaped stickers over the ring of "Columbia" logos.


Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - front with stickers, scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth copy)

Lars M. Banke has a fourth copy of the 1970s Canadian release KCS 8579 bought in Sweden that this time has had the "Columbia" logos on the front and rear sleeves obscured with gold square stickers. The Columbia Canada information at the bottom of the front and rear sleeves is not obscured. There is also a blue circular sticker over the open edge of the sleeve. On the record labels there are gold ring-shaped stickers over the ring of "Columbia" logos. The record of this copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 55661 – 1B 2 HD, Side 2 - XSM 55662 – 1A.


Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - detail of front with gold sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth copy)


Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - detail of front with blue sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth copy)

Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - detail of front, scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth copy - "COLUMBIA" not obscured - fifth copy is the same)

Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - rear with stickers, scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth copy)

Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - detail of rear with gold sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth copy)

Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - detail of rear with blue sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth copy)

Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - Side 1 with gold ring-shaped sticker obscuring Columbia logos, scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth copy)

Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - Side 2 with gold ring-shaped sticker obscuring Columbia logos, scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth copy)

Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - front with black sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (fifth copy)

Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - detail of front with black sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (fifth copy)

Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - rear with black sticker and "Columbia" obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (fifth copy)

Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - detail of rear with black sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (fifth copy)

Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - Side 1 with black ring-shaped sticker obscuring Columbia logos, scan by Lars M. Banke (fifth copy)

Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - Side 2 with black ring-shaped sticker obscuring Columbia logos, scan by Lars M. Banke (fifth copy)


Columbia KCS 8579 (Canada for export) - detail of rear with two instances of "Columbia" obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (fifth copy)

Lar's fifth export copy has black circular stickers on the sleeve and black ring-shaped stickers on the record labels, like the third copy. This time two instances of "Columbia" have also been obscured at the bottom of the rear sleeve. The record of this copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-55621 1B 2HD, Side 2 - XSM-55622 1A 2HD.

Thanks to Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS SBPG 62022 (UK), Jul 1962, reissued 1965, 1968-69; CBS S 62022 (UK), mid 1970s; CBS BPG 62022 (UK), late 1970s:
For the mono release of this album, see Mono Album Releases Note the tops of Bob's cap and his guitar are missing in the front sleeve picture of the UK releases, also the picture of Bob from the back! Ian Woodward recalls an advert for the album in "Record Retailer", 28 Jun 1962, with the title shown as "You're No Good".

CBS SBPG 62022 (UK) - 1962 Release:


CBS SBPG 62022 (UK) - 1962 release, front scan by Per Erik Dahlberg

The copy shown of the very rare earliest release of Bob Dylan's first CBS stereo LP manufactured in the UK was found in Sweden by Per Erik Dahlberg and is believed to have been exported to Sweden in limited numbers. Matt Dempsey has a copy bought in the UK (with a US Army sticker), although very few of them can have been sold. This release uses early 1960s-style CBS sleeve and label designs that can be found on other UK albums of the time such as Duke Ellington's Piano In The Background, released in 1960. The text "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED (date)" on the labels was not used by CBS in the UK after 1962 (later records have "(P) (date)"). These albums were manufactured for CBS Records in the UK by Philips.

You're No Good by Jesse Fuller was incorrectly titled as "She's No Good" on the record labels of all the releases shown except the Philips copy from Per Erik Dahlberg! Thanks to Harald Sigvartsen for pointing out two more title errors: Fixin' To Die and Highway 51 are listed as "Fixin' To Die Blues" and "Highway 51 Blues" on all the Side 1 labels listed here.


CBS SBPG 62022 (UK) - detail of front of 1962 release, scan by Per Erik Dahlberg ("SBPG 62022" under logo, "CS 8579" on upper spine)


CBS SBPG 62022 (UK) - closer detail of front of 1962 release, scan by Per Erik Dahlberg ("MONAURAL - CL 1779" obscured under stereo/arrows logo)


CBS SBPG 62022 (UK) - 1962 release, detail of rear with "STEREO" logo, scan by Per Erik Dahlberg ("SBPG 62022" and "CS 8579" to left of CBS logo on right instead of underneath)


CBS SBPG 62022 (UK) - 1962 release, rear scan by Per Erik Dahlberg


CBS SBPG 62022 (UK) - 1962 release, detail of rear, scan by Per Erik Dahlberg ("CBS IS A TRADEMARK OF COLUMBIA BROADCASTING SYSTEM INC." on left, nothing on right)


CBS SBPG 62022 (UK) - 1962 release, Side 1 scan by Per Erik Dahlberg with "You're No Good"


CBS SBPG 62022 (UK) - 1962 release, detail of Side 1, scan by Per Erik Dahlberg ("1Y" after lower catalogue number later replaced by "A", "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1962")


CBS SBPG 62022 (UK) - 1962 release, Side 2 scan by Per Erik Dahlberg

CBS SBPG 62022 (UK) - 1965 Release:


CBS SBPG 62022 (UK), 1965 release - front scan by Arie de Reus
Gerd Rundel's copy comes in the same sleeve as Per Erik Dahlberg's copy, but has record labels similar to the 1965 release labels. To the right of the centre hole the catalogue number is given as "SBPG 62022" instead of "SBPG 62022" on the later labels.

Note the interesting differences below on the sleeve and record labels between Per Erik Dahlberg's copy and the copy of the first generally available UK commercial stereo release from 1965 supplied by Henry V. Bell, which I previously displayed as the first release. (See Mono Album Releases for mono copies of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan and The Times They Are A-Changin' manufactured by Philips for CBS which still have the "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED (date)" text.)


CBS SBPG 62022 (UK) - detail of front of 1965 release, scan by Arie de Reus ("SBPG 62022" no longer under logo)


CBS SBPG 62022 (UK), 1965 release - rear scan by Arie de Reus


CBS SBPG 62022 (UK), 1965 release - detail of rear with "STEREO" logo, scan by Arie de Reus (catalogue number under CBS logo on right)


CBS SBPG 62022 (UK), 1965 release - detail of rear, scan by Arie de Reus ("Printed by Garrod & Lofthouse" on left, "CBS IS A TRADEMARK OF COLUMBIA BROADCASTING SYSTEM INC." etc. on right)


CBS sbpg 62022 (UK) - first 1965 release, Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel with "She's No Good"


CBS sbpg 62022 (UK) - first 1965 release, Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS sbpg 62022 (UK) - first 1965 release, detail of Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel ("A" after lower catalogue number instead of "1Y", "(P) 1962")


CBS Sbpg 62022 (UK), second 1965 release - detail of Side 1, scan by Henry V. Bell


CBS Sbpg 62022 (UK), second 1965 release - Side 1 scan with "She's No Good" by Henry V. Bell


CBS Sbpg 62022 (UK), second 1965 release - Side 2 scan by Henry V. Bell

Comparison of 1962 and 1965 releases:

Sleeve front: has the same stereo/arrows logo in the left hand top corner, but has "SBPG 62022" under the logo with small, thick letters in the same size as the numbers (this is absent on the UK 1965 release). The text "MONAURAL CL-1779" (the US mono catalogue number also on the first US stereo releases above) has been obscured immediately above the CBS logo. The sleeve was printed by Garrod & Lofthouse, although they're uncredited.

Sleeve back: has the stereo/arrows logo in the left hand top corner. "SBPG 62022" is situated top left of CBS logo on right with thick letters and numbers and (CS 8579) in smaller text exactly under the numbers. Bottom right is clean under "...straight up" and bottom left has "CBS IS A TRADEMARK OF COLUMBIA BROADCASTING SYSTEM INC." only. It has three folded-over flaps. The spine has both numbers: SBPG 62022 on lower half and CS 8579 near logo on upper half. The latter can be seen on the front scan.

Textured label: Side 1: "BOB DYLAN" is offset to the left of logo and the speed is given as just "33". On the top right of the logo is "SBPG62022" in large thick text, written together without a space between the letters and the numbers. Below is (CS 8579) in thinner letters .Below the copyright information is "SBPG-62022 1Y". (The "Y" after the number on label below "Leeds Music" stands for stereo on old CBS labels and in the matrix numbers. The corresponding mono issues had an "L" instead.) Henry V. Bell's copy has an "A" here. This label also correctly lists the first song title as "You're No Good" - this was changed to the incorrect title of "She's No Good" on Gerd Rundel and Henry V. Bell's copies and all subsequent releases in the same way as the US releases. This dates Henry V. Bell's copy as 1965 at the earliest, and it must have been sold simultaneously with the US pasted-over copies (see above).

Matrix numbers (stamped): Side 1 - "SBPG 62022 1YX2 //420", Side 2 - "SBPG V 62022 V 2Y V 2//420". The three small signs splitting up the elements of the Side 2 matrix number are actually inverted triangles, which I've shown as "V".


CBS SBPG 62022 (UK) - 1962 release, detail of Side 2 with Philips matrix number, scan by Gerd Rundel

As can be seen, the 1962 and 1965 UK sourced releases of SBPG 62022 had the "STEREO" with arrows logo boldly on both front and back. This isn't placed in exactly the same position on the two copies shown, and may have been overprinted. It was missing from the 1968-69 reissue below, when CBS started to use the same sleeves for both stereo and mono albums (which were tailing off). The 1968-69 album has a panel at the bottom of the rear sleeve stating that stereo albums can be played on mono record players. The pasted-over US release above dates from 1965, and must have been imported to meet demand.

There are also label differences - for example, on the 1962 and 1965 releases "BOB DYLAN" is offset to the left, and the record speed is given as just "33" instead of "33⅓" on the 1968-69 orange labels. The matrix numbers of Gerd Rundel and Henry V. Bell's copies are: Side 1 - SBPG 62022 A, Side 2 - SBPG 62022 B.


CBS SBPG 62022 (UK) - detail of front of 1965 release with German sticker, photo by Stefan Hollstein
Stefan Hollstein has a 1965 copy with a silver sticker on the front with German text "STEREO auch mono abspielbar [STEREO also playable in mono]". The matrix numbers are again: Side 1 - SBPG 62022 A, Side 2 - SBPG 62022 B. Dr. Hanns Peter Bushoff says that he has also seen such stickers on stereo copies of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin' and Another Side Of Bob Dylan. He says this was a time when CBS Germany was not only focused on mono releases, but also on much more "mainstream" artists, so UK stereo copies of artists like Bob Dylan were imported to meet what they saw as limited demand. So far no stereo (or mono) releases of Bob Dylan from Germany have been notified to me.

CBS SBPG 62022 (UK) - 1968-69 releases:


CBS SBPG 62022 (UK), 1968-69 release - front scan by Hans Seegers (no "STEREO"/arrows)


CBS SBPG 62022 (UK), 1968-69 release - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers ("62202" below CBS logo)


CBS SBPG 62022 (UK), 1968-69 release - rear scan by Hans Seegers (again no "STEREO"/arrows)


CBS SBPG 62022 (UK), 1968-69 release - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS SBPG 62022 (UK), 1968-69 release - detail of rear with gold foil "Stereo" sticker, scan by Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen


CBS Sbpg 62022 (UK), 1968-69 release - Side 1 scan by Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (first variant)

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CBS UK 1970 inner sleeve - front (my copy)

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CBS UK 1970 inner sleeve - rear (same as 1969)


CBS Sbpg 62022 (UK), 1968-69 release - detail of Side 1, scan by Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (first variant - "SBPG" now missing before lower catalogue number)


CBS Sbpg 62022 (UK), 1968-69 release - detail of Side 1, scan by Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (first variant - note "33" type face)


CBS Sbpg 62022 (UK), 1968-69 release - Side 2 scan by Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (first variant)


CBS SBPG 62022 (UK), 1968-69 release - detail of Side 1, scan by Ian Woodward (second variant - "SBPG 62022 A" stamped above label and "A" stamped below label)


CBS SBPG 62022 (UK), 1968-69 release - detail of rear sleeve with white "STEREO"/arrows sticker, scan by Ian Woodward (second variant)


CBS Sbpg 62022 (UK), 1968-69 release - detail of Side 2 scan by Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (first variant - "6. Cop. Con.")


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bpg 62022 (UK), 1968-69 release - Side 1 scan by Ian Woodward (second variant)


CBS Sbpg 62022 (UK), 1968-69 release - detail of Side 1, scan by Ian Woodward (second variant - note "33" type face)


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bpg 62022 (UK), 1968-69 release - Side 2 scan by Ian Woodward (second variant)


CBS S
bpg 62022 (UK), 1968-69 release - Side 1 scan with "She's No Good" by Hans Seegers (third variant, credits same as first)


CBS Sbpg 62022 (UK), 1968-69 release - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (third variant- note "33" type face)


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bpg 62022 (UK), 1968-69 release - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (third variant)


CBS S
bpg 62022 (UK), 1968-69 release - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (third variant)


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bpg 62022 (UK), 1968-69 release - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (third variant - "6. Leeds Music")


CBS SBPG 62022 (UK), 1968-69 release - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (two text lines in box, printer's name Ernest J. Day at bottom right)


CBS SBPG 62022 (UK), 1968-69 release - detail of alternate rear, photocopy by Paul Shenton (two text lines in box, no printer's name at bottom right - this copy has third variant labels with track 6 on Side 2 credited to "Leeds Music")

The 1968-69 release of this album has a sleeve with a front like the UK mono release, with no "STEREO"/arrows logo, and "62022" below the CBS logo. The rear sleeve also has no "STEREO"/arrows logo, but it does have stereo information in a box at the bottom. Hans Seegers' copy has printer's name Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd. at bottom right, but Paul Shenton has a copy (with the third variant labels) with just "Patent Pending" and no printer's name.

Mick Robinson and Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen have copies of the 1968-69 release with different publishing credits on the Side 2 label - "1&5 Duchess, 2&6 Cop. Con., 3&4 Trad". Hans Seegers' copy has "1&5 Duchess, 2 Cop. Con., 3&4 Trad, 6 Leeds Music Ltd." - this was a later version, changed because of a copyright settlement for See That My Grave Is Kept Clean by Blind Lemon Jefferson. The record of Rene's copy comes in a 1970 CBS UK generic inner sleeve, the same as Record 1 of my copy of Self Portrait. It has matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG 62022 A, Side 2 - SBPG 62022 B.

Ian Woodward's 1968-69 copy has a mono sleeve with three folded-over flaps and a white "STEREO"/arrows sticker. The record labels are almost the same as Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen's with the same publishing credits, the only noticeable difference being the playing speed "33" in a different type face. The record has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG 62022 A, Side 2 - SBPG 62022 B with an "A" on Side 1 that is not present on Side 2.


CBS SBPG 62022 (UK), alternate 1968-69 release - front photocopy by Paul Shenton (no catalogue number or "STEREO"/arrows)
Paul Shenton has a copy of the mono album with CBS labels (see Mono Album Releases) in this otherwise-unlisted stereo sleeve. The front sleeve is the same as that of the mid-1970s release below with no "STEREO"/ arrows logo and no catalogue number under the CBS logo at top left.
CBS SBPG 62022 (UK), alternate 1968-69 release - detail of front, photocopy by Paul Shenton (no catalogue number)


CBS SBPG 62022 (UK), alternate 1968-69 release - rear photocopy by Paul Shenton (no folded-over flaps)


CBS SBPG 62022 (UK), alternate 1968-69 release - detail of rear, photocopy by Paul Shenton (catalogue number just "62022")

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CBS bpg 62022 (UK), CBS commercial release - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS SBPG 62022 (UK), alternate 1968-69 release - detail of rear, photocopy by Paul Shenton (three text lines in box, printer's name Ernest J. Day at bottom right, no folded-over flaps)

The rear sleeve is completely new - it has just "62022" below the CBS logo at top right, but the stereo information in the text box has been expanded to three lines, unlike any other shown here. The sleeve was printed by Ernest J. Day & Co., Ltd., London W11. The construction of the sleeve is unusual. It is made of two separate pieces of card with the front sleeve flaps folded under. This method of construction does not allow for a proper spine. The spine text is on the rear half in roughly the same place as on other sleeves, but in a very fine font with "BOB DYLAN" squeezed up and "62022" spaced out. When the two pieces of card were glued together they were slightly misaligned, so that the top of "62022" is hidden under the front half.

CBS Sbpg 62022/CBS S 62022 (UK) - mid 1970s Releases:


CBS Sbpg 62022/CBS S 62022 (UK), mid-1970s release - front scan by Gerd Rundel
These mid 1970s releases are probably the first UK releases of the album where the records have orange/yellow CBS labels. Both come in the same sleeve. Like the 1968-69 copy there is no catalogue number on the front of the sleeve – just “62022” on the rear sleeve below the CBS logo at top right. The rear sleeve still has the text box at the bottom, but there is no printer's name at bottom right. Track 1, Side 1 is still listed as “She's No Good” on the record label. As with all the earlier releases, "BOB DYLAN" is listed only once on the labels.
CBS Sbpg 62022/CBS S 62022 (UK), mid-1970s release - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (no catalogue number)
 
CBS Sbpg 62022/CBS S 62022 (UK), mid-1970s release - rear scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS Sbpg 62022/CBS S 62022 (UK), mid-1970s release - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (catalogue number just "62022")

CBS Sbpg 62022 (UK), mid-1970s release - Side 1 scan with "She's No Good" by Gerd Rundel

CBS Sbpg 62022 (UK), mid-1970s release - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS Sbpg 62022 (UK), mid-1970s release - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel ("MADE IN ENGLAND")
 
CBS Sbpg 62022 (UK), mid-1970s release - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS Sbpg 62022 (UK), mid-1970s release - detail of Side 2, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS S 62022 (UK), mid-1970s release - Side 1 scan with "She's No Good" by Gerd Rundel

CBS S 62022 (UK), mid-1970s release - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (different text elements left and right of the centre hole)

CBS S 62022 (UK), mid-1970s release - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel ("MADE IN ENGLAND" and different copyrights)
 
CBS S 62022 (UK), mid-1970s release - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS S 62022 (UK), mid-1970s release - detail of Side 2, scan by Gerd Rundel (different copyrights)


CBS S 62022 (UK), mid-1970s release - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (text box still present, but no printer's name)

The record labels of the first copy have catalogue number "Sbpg 62022" right of the centre hole and different copyright text from that of the second copy. The record of the copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG 62022 A, Side 2 - SBPG 62022 B.

The record labels of the second copy have catalogue number "S 62022" right of the centre hole. The record of the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS-S-62022-A-2 (handwritten), Side 2 - SBPG 62022 B (stamped).

Copyrights:

S bpg 62022: Side 1 - 1, 3 Cop. Con. (Copyright Control), 2.4.6.7 Duchess; 5 Leeds; Side 2 - 1,5 Duchess, 2 Cop. Con., 3.4. Trad., 6 Leeds Music Ltd.

S 62022: Side 1 - 1, Contemporary Mus. Co., 2, 4-7 Leeds Music Ltd., 3 Copyright Control; Side 2 - 1,5,6 Leeds Mus. Ltd., 2 Copyright Control, 3,4 Trad.

CBS BPG 62022 (UK) - late 1970s Releases:


CBS BPG 62022 (UK), late 1970s release - front scan by Hans Seegers

The first late 1970s release shown had the same front sleeve as the mid-1970s release with the addition of the "62022" catalogue number. There is no catalogue number on the rear sleeve below the CBS logo at top right. There is also no text box at the bottom of the rear sleeve, but "LC|0149" in a capsule is now printed at bottom right. Strangely the labels have the 1962 mono catalogue number "BPG 62022"! The text layout is the same as the later releases and "BOB DYLAN" is listed twice. You're No Good on Side 1 is incorrectly shown as "She's No Good" on all these late 1970s record labels.


CBS BPG 62022 (UK), late 1970s release - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (catalogue number just "62022")


CBS BPG 62022 (UK), late 1970s release - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS BPG 62022 (UK), late 1970s release - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (no catalogue number)


CBS BPG 62022 (UK), late 1970s release - Side 1 scan with "She's No Good" by Hans Seegers


CBS BPG 62022 (UK), late 1970s release - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers ("MADE IN ENGLAND")


CBS BPG 62022 (UK), late 1970s release - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS S BPG 62022 (UK), alternate late 1970s release - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS BPG 62022 (UK), late 1970s release - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS S BPG 62022 (UK), alternate late 1970s release - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (only difference appears to be the "S" in front of the catalogue number)


CBS BPG 62022 (UK), alternate late 1970s release - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (same as Hans' Side 2 above)


CBS BPG 62022 (UK), late 1970s release - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (no text box, "LC|0149" in a capsule at bottom right)

Gerd Rundel has a rare late 1970s copy in the same sleeve as Hans' copy but with mixed record labels. Side 1 has the correct “S BPG 62022” stereo catalogue number to the right of the centre hole while Side 2 has the incorrect "BPG 62022" mono catalogue number. Side 2 looks the same as Hans' late 1970's release. The record of this copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS-S-62022-A-2 (handwritten), 32001 (stamped), Side 2 - CBS-S-62022-B-4 (handwritten), 32001 (stamped).


CBS BPG 62022 (UK) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (second alternate late 1970s release)

CBS BPG 62022 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (second alternate late 1970s release - no catalogue number)

CBS BPG 62022 (UK) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (second alternate late 1970s release)


CBS BPG 62022 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (second alternate late 1970s release - "WARNING" text and "LC|0149" missing)


CBS BPG 62022 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (second alternate late 1970s release - "62022" only)

CBS BPG 62022 (UK) - Side 1 scan by
Gerd Rundel (second alternate late 1970s release)

CBS BPG 62022 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second alternate late 1970s release - no text at bottom of label)

CBS BPG 62022 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second alternate late 1970s release - "MADE IN ENGLAND" in circumference text)

CBS BPG 62022 (UK), second alternate late 1970s release - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (same as Hans' late 1970s copy above)

CBS BPG 62022 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (second alternate late 1970s release)

Gerd Rundel has a second late 1970s variant with a sleeve that looks the same as that listed for the mid-1970s release but the text box at bottom rear (CBS STEREO/MONO playability information) is now missing. There is also no "WARNING" text as on the bottom of the rear sleeve of Hans' copy above. There is no "LC|0149" capsule on the sleeve, but there is on the record labels. The catalogue number on the record labels is again “BPG 62022” but they are different from those of Hans' copy with no text on the bottom of the labels, and MADE IN ENGLAND” in the circumference text. The record of this copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS-S-62022-A-2 (handwritten), 32001 (stamped), Side 2 - CBS 32001 B5 (handwritten), 62022 (handwritten).

Thanks to Per Erik Dahlberg ("Monoman") from Sweden for information and scans of the 1962 release. Thanks to Arie de Reus, Hans Seegers, Henry V. Bell, Gerd Rundel and Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP reissues, CBS 32001 (UK), 1982 (four variants), 1984; late 1980s; Columbia/Simply Vinyl 62022/SVLP 85 (UK), 1999; CBS 32001 (Ireland), 1982:

CBS 32001 (UK), 1982 (four variants):


CBS 32001 (UK) - front with stickers, scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1982 variant)


CBS 32001 (UK) - detail of front with "NICE PRICE" sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1982 variant)


CBS 32001 (UK) - detail of front with record store sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1982 variant)


CBS 32001 (UK) -front without stickers, scan by Gerd Rundel (all other 1980s releases)


CBS 32001 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (all 1980s releases, no catalogue number)


CBS 32001 (UK) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (all 1980s releases)


CBS 32001 (UK) - Side 1 with "She's No Good", scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1982 variant)


CBS 32001 (UK) - detail of Side 1 with "MADE IN ENGLAND", scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1982 variant)

CBS 32001 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1982 variants except alternate first)


CBS 32001 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1982 variant)


CBS 32001 (UK) - detail of rear with catalogue number "32001", scan by Hans Seegers (all 1980s releases)


S CBS 32001 (UK) - Side 1 with "She's No Good", scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate first 1982 variant)

S CBS 32001 (UK) - detail of Side 1 with "MADE IN ENGLAND", scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate first 1982 variant)

S CBS 32001 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate first 1982 variant - "S CBS 32001")


S CBS 32001 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (alternate first 1982 variant)


CBS 32001 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1982 variant)


CBS 32001 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1982 variant without no text at bottom)


CBS 32001 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second and third 1982 variants)


CBS 32001 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1982 variant, same as Hans Seegers' copy)


CBS 32001 (UK) - Side 1 with "She's No Good", scan by Hans Seegers (third 1982 variant)


CBS 32001 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (third 1982 variant with CBS copyright information at bottom)


CBS 32001 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (third 1982 variant, but with second variant label)


CBS 32001 (UK), 1980s releases - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (same as late 1970s release)

The 1982 UK release had a new catalogue number - "32001". The rear sleeve is the same as the late 1970s release above but with the new catalogue number below the CBS logo on the rear sleeve. There is no catalogue number on the front sleeve. There are three orange/yellow CBS record label variants of "CBS 32001":

  1. "MADE IN ENGLAND" at the bottom of the label (two sub-variants, one with "CBS 32001", one with "S CBS 32001")
  2. "MADE IN ENGLAND" moved to the circumference text on the right, no text at the bottom of the label

  3. "MADE IN ENGLAND" again in the circumference text on the right, CBS copyright information at the bottom of the label

(The next variant, with "MADE IN ENGLAND" again in the circumference text on the right and the CBS copyright info moved from the bottom of the record label to the circumference text, can be found on the copy below with red CBS labels.)

On all variants You're No Good on Side 1 is wrongly listed as "She's No Good". "BOB DYLAN" is listed twice.

Gerd Rundel's first variant copy comes in the sleeve shown without the front stickers. The record has matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS-S-62022-A-2 (handwritten), 32001 (stamped), Side 2 - CBS-S-62022-B-4 (handwritten), CBS-S-32001 (stamped). Gerd has an alternate first variant copy in the same sleeve and where the record has exactly the same matrix numbers. The only difference is that the record labels have catalogue number "S CBS 32001" to the right of the centre hole instead of just "CBS 32001".

Manuel García Jara's second variant copy shown has a big "NICE PRICE" sticker on the front sleeve as well as a record store sticker with price £2.99. The record of Manuel's copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS-S-62022-A-2 (handwritten) 32001 (stamped), Side 2 - CBS 32001 B5 62022 (handwritten). Hans Seegers' third variant copy has a second variant record label on Side 2!

CBS 32001 (Ireland), 1982:


CBS 32001 (Ireland) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (same as 1982 UK sleeve)

This Irish release uses the UK 1982 sleeve, although the record was manufactured in Ireland with catalogue number "S CBS 32001".  It has "MADE IN ENGLAND" at the bottom of the record labels with "Record mfd. in Ireland" above it. The labels do not have the "LC|0149" capsule to the right of the centre hole as all the UK "CBS 32001" labels do. They also have "BOB DYLAN" only once above the centre hole. The record has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS S 62022 A 2, Side 2 -CBS S 62022 B 3 (the previous catalogue number).


CBS 32001 (Ireland) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (same as 1982 UK sleeve)

S CBS 32001 (Ireland) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke

S CBS 32001 (Ireland) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke ("MADE IN ENGLAND" at bottom and "Record mfd. in Ireland" above)

S CBS 32001 (Ireland) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (different from UK 1982 releases)

S CBS 32001 (Ireland) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke

CBS 32001 (UK), 1984:


CBS 32001 (UK) - inner sleeve front scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release)

The 1984 release comes in the same sleeve as already listed for all 1980s releases. The record has catalogue number "CBS 32001" and comes in an original CBS “NICE PRICE” inner sleeve, dated 1984. It has red CBS labels and CBS copyright info at the bottom. As always, track 1 on the Side 1 label is wrongly listed as "She's No Good". "BOB DYLAN" is listed twice. The record of the copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS-62022-A3, 32001-A3, Side 2 - CBS-32001-B6.


CBS 32001 (UK) - inner sleeve rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release)


CBS 32001 (UK) - detail of inner sleeve rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release)

CBS 32001 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release)


CBS 32001 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release - CBS copyright info at bottom)


CBS 32001 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release - same layout as 1982 variants except alternate first)


CBS 32001 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release - "MADE IN ENGLAND" in circumference text)


CBS 32001 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release)

S CBS 32001 (UK), late 1980s:


S CBS 32001 (UK) - Side 1 scan with "She's No Good" by Hans Seegers (late 1980s release)


S CBS 32001 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (late 1980s release - no text at bottom)


S CBS 32001 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (late 1980s release - "MADE IN ENGLAND" and CBS copyright info in circumference text)


S CBS 32001 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (late 1980s release - same layout as alternate first 1982 variant)


S CBS 32001 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (late 1980s release - same layout as third 1982 variant)

CBS 32001 was reissued in the late 1980s with red CBS labels, with "MADE IN ENGLAND" and the CBS copyright info in the circumference text and no text at the bottom of the label. The catalogue number on the record labels is "S CBS 32001", like the alternate first 1982 variant above. As always, track 1 on the Side 1 label is wrongly listed as "She's No Good". "BOB DYLAN" is listed twice.

Columbia COL 32001 (UK), early 1990s:


Columbia COL 32001 (UK) - front scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia COL 32001 (UK) - detail of front with overprinted square, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia COL 32001 (UK) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia COL 32001 (UK) - detail of rear with barcode, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia S CBS 32001 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia S CBS 32001 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke


Columbia COL 32001 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke

This early 1990s release has "Columbia" on the sleeve and record labels, with "COL 32001" and "S CBS 32001" on the record labels. The front sleeve has an overprinted square at top left, where the CBS logo was previously found on the 1980s and earlier releases. The rear sleeve has a barcode at top right. The red Columbia labels have no text at the bottom, and also do not have "MADE ON ENGLAND" in the circumference text. This is probably because the record was now made in Holland. Again, track 1 on the Side 1 label is wrongly listed as "She's No Good". "BOB DYLAN" is listed twice.

Columbia/Simply Vinyl 62022/SVLP 85 (UK), 1999:


Columbia/Simply Vinyl 62022/SVLP 85 (UK) - front scan by Hans Seegers (first commercial release)

The 1999 UK Simply Vinyl reissue, released under licence from Columbia, is on 180gm "Virgin Vinyl". Hans Seegers' copy shown is still sealed. There are silver Simply Vinyl stickers on both the back and front of the clear plastic sleeve.

Dr. Hanns Peter Bushoff has three copies of this album, one with the white labels shown, a later release with orange labels (with 163 gm vinyl), and a promo LP. The white label version came in the plastic outer sleeve shown, the orange label version came without an outer sleeve. The promo LP rear sleeve is the same as the front without text. The record has the same label without text on both sides. All the Side 1 track titles are correct on both commercial releases! (Three cheers!)


Columbia/Simply Vinyl 62022/SVLP 85 (UK) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (first commercial release)


Columbia/Simply Vinyl 62022/SVLP 85 (UK) - front scan by Hanns Peter Bushoff (promo release - rear is the same without text)


Columbia/Simply Vinyl 62022/SVLP 85 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hanns Peter Bushoff (promo release - Side 2 is the same)


Columbia/Simply Vinyl 62022/SVLP 85 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Ronald Born (first commercial release)


Columbia/Simply Vinyl 62022/SVLP 85 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Ronald Born (first commercial release)

Columbia/Simply Vinyl 62022/SVLP 85 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hanns Peter Bushoff (second commercial release)

Columbia/Simply Vinyl 62022/SVLP 85 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Hanns Peter Bushoff (second commercial release)

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Manuel García Jara, Gerd Rundel, Ronald Born, Dr. Hanns Peter Bushoff and Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan" - stereo cassette releases, CBS 40-62022 (UK), 1970s; CBS 40-32001 (UK), 1982:


CBS 40-62022 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s release)
Both these releases have a single card insert. The cassettes have Dolby noise reduction and are made of grey plastic with black text - there are no paper labels.

The 1970s release has the original catalogue number CBS 40-62022 and the 1980s release has the new "32001" catalogue number that was introduced in 1982 for LPs.


CBS 40-62022 (UK) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s release)

CBS 40-62022 (UK) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s release)

CBS 40-62022 (UK) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s release)

CBS 40-32001 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1980s release)

CBS 40-32001 (UK) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1980s release)

CBS 40-32001 (UK) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1980s release)

CBS 40-32001 (UK) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1980s release)

Was there an earlier 1970s release of CBS 40-62022 where the cassette has orange paper labels?

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS SBP-233206 (Australia), 1965, reissued late 1960s, mid-1970s, late 1970s:
For the mono release of this album, CBS BP-233206, see Mono Album Releases. You're No Good by Jesse Fuller was correctly titled on both the sleeve and the Side 1 record label of all these releases.

CBS SBP-233206 (Australia), 1965, reissued late 1960s:


CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1965 release)
The front sleeve of the 1965 release has the cropped top of the UK release, with a silver "STEREO"/arrows logo at the centre top (in Bob's hat). The late 1960s release has the text "STEREO CAN ALSO BE PLAYED ON MONO EQUIPMENT" immediately to the right of the CBS logo. The 1965 record has orange CBS labels with the Leeds Music logo. Stuart Moore has a copy that may be the earlier release which has the song titles in italics. The record of this copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - MX145911, Side 2 - MX145912. The late 1960s labels are missing the Leeds Music logo. The record shown with the plain orange CBS labels without the Leeds Music logos has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - MX145911 B, Side 2 -MX145912 B.


CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - detail from front, scan by Hans Seegers (1965 release)


CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (both 1960s releases)

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CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - detail from rear, scan by Hans Seegers (both 1960s releases)


CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Stuart Moore (possible first release - titles in italics)

CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (possible first release - titles in italics)

CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (possible first release - titles in italics)


CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1965 release, Leeds Music logo)


CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1965 release)


CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1965 release)

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CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (late 1960s release, no Leeds Music logo)

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CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (late 1960s release, no Leeds Music logo)

All the record labels shown have round the circumference at the bottom the text "MADE IN AUSTRALIA BY A REGISTERED USER OF THE TRADE MARKS" without a CBS copyright. This is because up to 1977 all Australian records were manufactured by the Australian Record Company (Pty) Ltd. (A.R.C.) on behalf of CBS. A.R.C. changed its name to CBS Records Australia Limited on 17 Oct 1977, and after that date the longer bottom edge text includes the CBS copyright information. (Stuart Moore says that the label change may not have occurred till late 1978 or early 1979, Bob Dylan At Budokan from 1978 still does not have a CBS copyright nor does Masterpieces, Slow Train Coming from 1979 does have the CBS copyright.)

CBS SBP-233206 (Australia), mid-1970s:


CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - front scan by Stuart Moore (early 1970s release)
The album was re-released in the 1970s with orange/yellow 1970s-style CBS labels. The copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - MX145911 B, Side 2 - MX145912 B.

There was a 1970s Australian release that had the front picture the right way round as shown - more information required!


CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - front scan by Stuart Moore (1970s release with reversed front)


CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - rear scan by Stuart Moore (early 1970s release)

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CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - detail from front, scan by Stuart Moore (late 1960s and early 1970s releases)


CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (mid 1970s release, before A.R.C. ownership change)


CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Stuart Moore (mid 1970s release, before A.R.C. ownership change)


CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (mid 1970s release)

CBS SBP-233206 (Australia), late 1970s ("Two For One" release):

It was later released as a "Two For One" (CBS 241056) in a gatefold sleeve with The Times They Are A-Changin', the commercial copy of this record also has orange/yellow labels but with a slightly different text layout and longer copyright information along the bottom edge (see detailed scan from Lars M. Banke's copy below). The promo record has white CBS Australia promo labels. The Bob Dylan record of the copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - MX145911 241056 S1, Side 2 - ^MX145912 241056 SP206 S2 REC 2.


CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - front scan by Hans Seegers (late 1970s "Two for One" promo release)


CBS 241056 (Australia) - detail of front of gatefold sleeve, scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s "Two For One" release)


CBS 241056 (Australia) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s "Two For One" release)


CBS 241056 (Australia) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s "Two For One" release)


CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - front scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s "Two for One" commercial release)


CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (late 1970s "Two for One" promo release)


CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (late 1970s "Two For One" promo release, after A.R.C. ownership change)


CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (late 1970s "Two For One" promo release)


CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s "Two For One" commercial release, after A.R.C. ownership change)


CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s "Two For One" commercial release)

CBS SBP-233206 (Australia), late 1970s:


CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1970s release)

CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1970s release)

CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1970s release, after A.R.C. ownership change)

CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1970s release, after A.R.C. ownership change)

CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1970s release, after A.R.C. ownership change)

Lars M. Banke's late 1970s copy looks the same as the one in the "Two For One" release. The record has hard to read handwritten matrix numbers that look like: Side 1 - MX145911  SBP 233206-1, Side 2 - MX145912-B  SBP 233206-2.

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


"Bob Dylan" - stereo cassette releases, Rainbow RSV 053/RDH 6094 (Australia), 1980s:


Rainbow RSV 053 (Australia) - cassette insert scan by Dag Braathen
These budget cassettes with Dolby noise reduction were released in Australia by the Rainbow Music Group, Sydney, licensed by CBS. The cassettes are of white plastic with blue text, there are no paper labels.

The release with the orange insert must be later because it has a barcode, but confirmation of the dates is required.

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


Rainbow RSV 053 (Australia) - cassette Side 1 scan by Dag Braathen

Rainbow RSV 053 (Australia) - cassette Side 2 scan by Dag Braathen

Rainbow RDH 6094 (Australia) - cassette insert scan by Manuel García Jara

Rainbow RDH 6094 (Australia) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

Rainbow RDH 6094 (Australia) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

"Bob Dylan" - stereo cassette release, CBS 462835 4 (Australia), 1988:


CBS 462835 4 (Australia) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Stuart Moore

CBS 462835 4 (Australia) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Stuart Moore

CBS 462835 4 (Australia) - cassette Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore

CBS 462835 4 (Australia) - cassette Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore

The outside of the cassette insert of this Australian tape from the "Select" series comes in the same design as the equivalent "Select" CD release, CBS 462835 2. The cassette is black plastic with silver text, there are no paper labels.

Thanks to Stuart Moore for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP releases, Columbia CS 8579 (Singapore), 1965:


CBS CS 8579 (Singapore) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (both variants)
Norman Healy has a copy of CS 8579 sold in Singapore which looks like the second American stereo release from 1965 (the sleeve says 'Produced by John Hammond" etc as shown above). However, the disc has "You're No Good" not "She's No Good" on the label. Like the example above, it has three "CBS" white logos on the disc labels which are printed, not pasted on. It also has the "360° SOUND"/"STEREO" logos without arrows. It looks like the mono Singapore release (see Mono Album Releases), except it is in stereo. The sleeve has an English-language ink stamp on it showing that it came from Kwong Hing Lee's shop in Sarawak (Sarawak was still a British colony at the time of the record's release but is now part of Malaysia). Thanks to Tim Dunn for details of a copy on eBay which sounds exactly the same. Gerd Rundel's first Singaporean copy has a US-printed sleeve where "Columbia" has been pasted over with "CBS" at top right of the rear sleeve. "You're No Good" is correct on the Side 1 label and "NONBREAKABLE" left to the centre hole. The record has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 55621, Side 2 - XSM 55622.


CBS CS 8579 (USA for export to Singapore) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (both variants)


CBS CS 8579 (Singapore) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 1)


CBS CS 8579 (Singapore) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (both variants)


CBS CS 8579 (Singapore) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 1 "CBS")


Columbia CS 8579 (Singapore) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second US release third variant with white "STEREO" logo, no arrows, with "NONBREAKABLE")


Columbia CS 8579 (Singapore) - detail of Side 1 with "You're No Good", scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CS 8579 (Singapore) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (second US release third variant with white "STEREO" logo, no arrows, with "NONBREAKABLE")

The record inside the first variant sleeve shown here had US second release third variant labels as above. On these second release third variant labels the track listing on Side 1 is left aligned, while on the eBay copy exported to the UK above it is centred. The track listings on both Side 2s are centred.


CBS CS 8579 (Singapore) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 2)
Gerd Rundel's second Singaporean copy looks the same, but it has "She's No Good" incorrectly on the Side 1 label without “NONBREAKABLE”. This copy has a standard US second release sleeve that is not pasted over. The matrix numbers are the same as the other copy.


CBS CS 8579 (Singapore) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 2 "Columbia")


Columbia CS 8579 (Singapore) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second US release fifth variant with white "STEREO" logo, no arrows, without "NONBREAKABLE")


Columbia CS 8579 (Singapore) - detail of Side 1 with "She's No Good", scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CS 8579 (Singapore) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (second US release fifth variant with white "STEREO" logo, no arrows, without "NONBREAKABLE")

The record inside the second variant sleeve shown here had US second release fifth variant labels as above. Information about these records is that the records were made in the USA while the record labels were printed locally using US designs but with "CBS" instead of Columbia, which is why they don't have stickers. Sleeves with Columbia uncovered or with "CBS" stickers were imported from the USA, while sleeves with "CBS" printed were sourced locally. CBS had a record pressing facility in Singapore from 1967, so records after that were sourced locally.

CBS CS 8579 - copy for export to possibly Far East (Singapore/Malaysia):


CBS CS 8579 (Singapore/ Malaysia?) - front with sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 3)

This copy of the album comes in a second variant US stereo sleeve with the “COLUMBIA” lettering in the square of the front and rear logos pasted over with a sticker showing three CBS logos. All other instances of “COLUMBIA” on the sleeve remain uncovered, including “PRINTED IN USA” at rear bottom right. The record labels are of the design I've called second release, sixth variant, and have three printed CBS logos, not stickers. They have the white "STEREO"/"360º SOUND" logo, this time without arrows, and are like the first Singapore variant above, but without “Nonbreakable”. “You`re No Good” is correctly titled on Side 1 label. The record of this copy again has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-55621, Side 2 - XSM-55622. There is no indication as to where it was intended to be sold, but the similarities with the two Singaporean copies shown above mean that I've listed it here.


CBS CS 8579 (Singapore/ Malaysia?) - front sticker scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 3)

CBS CS 8579 (Singapore/ Malaysia?) - rear with sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 3)

CBS CS 8579 (Singapore/ Malaysia?) - rear sticker scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 3)

CBS CS 8579 (Singapore/ Malaysia?) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel ("PRINTED IN U.S.A." not obscured)

CBS CS 8579 (Singapore/ Malaysia?) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second US release sixth variant with white "STEREO" logo, no arrows, without "NONBREAKABLE")

Columbia CS 8579 (Singapore/ Malaysia?) - detail of Side 1 with "You're No Good", scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS CS 8579 (Singapore/ Malaysia?) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (second US release sixth variant with white "STEREO" logo, no arrows, without "NONBREAKABLE")

CBS CS 8579 - stereo copy in US mono sleeve (Singapore):


CBS CS 8579 (Singapore) - front with sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (mono sleeve)

CBS CS 8579 (Singapore) - detail of front with sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (mono sleeve)

CBS CS 8579 (Singapore) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (mono sleeve)

CBS CS 8579 (Singapore) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (mono sleeve with "7")

Columbia CS 8579 (Singapore) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (second US release third variant with white "STEREO" logo, no arrows, with "NONBREAKABLE")

Columbia CS 8579 (Singapore) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (second US release third variant with white "STEREO" logo, no arrows, with "NONBREAKABLE")

This unusual copy comes in a US mono sleeve with a "stereo" sticker on the front at top left. The rear sleeve has a "7" at bottom right, which means it's a reissue of a sleeve originally fabricated by Modern Album Finishing Co., probably at Terre Haute, IN. The record labels are similar to those of the first one shown above in this section, with three CBS logos, track 1 on Side 1 shown correctly as You're No Good, "NONBREAKABLE", and a white "STEREO/360 SOUND" logo with no arrows. The difference is that the songs on Side 1 are now centred.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Manuel García Jara, Tim Dunn and Norman Healy for information and to Arie de Reus, Gerd Rundel and Lars M. Banke for further information and scans.


"Bob Dylan Vol. 3" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS YS-611-C (Japan), May 1966:
For the Japanese CBS Bob Dylan and Bob Dylan Vol. 2 albums, which were compilations, see the International Album Releases (Other Dylan Compilations) page. All Japanese Dylan releases before 1968, when Sony took over Columbia/CBS, were in stereo. All these Japanese CBS releases are very collectable and come with unique inserts and booklets. For Bob Dylan Vol. 4, Vol. 5 and Vol. 6, which were also rebadged regular albums, see their respective pages (Vol. 4 was The Times They Are A-Changin', Vol. 5 and Vol. 6 were the two halves of Blonde On Blonde).

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CBS YS-611-C (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Hans Seegers
This release with an exclusive anachronistic sleeve, is the regular 1962 Bob Dylan album with the tracks reordered! To find it with its original obi is very difficult, so the copy illustrated is extremely rare.

Side 1: House Of The Risin' Sun; Freight Train Blues; Song To Woody; See That My Grave Is Kept Clean; Gospel Plow; Baby, Let Me Follow You Down

Side 2: She's No Good [You're No Good]; Talkin' New York; In My Time Of Dyin'; Man Of Constant Sorrow; Fixin' To Die; Pretty Peggy-O; Highway 51

All are the regular album versions. You're No Good by Jesse Fuller (here the first track on Side 2, but normally the first track on Side 1), was incorrectly titled as "She's No Good" as before.

Ben Backhurst has a white label promo copy in a generic Columbia Records sleeve with just Side 1 of the album. Side 2 of this record is from an album by an artist called Caravelli called Que Je T'Aime. For more details of the Taiwanese release of this album, see Questionable Releases.

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CBS YS-611-C (Japan) - rear with obi, scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS YS-611-C (Japan) - front of obi, scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS YS-611-C (Japan) - rear of obi, scan by Hans Seegers
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CBS YS-611-C (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)
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CBS YS-611-C (Japan) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

CBS YS-611-C (Japan) - detail of promo sleeve, scan by Ben Backhurst (commercial release)

CBS YS-611-C (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Ben Backhurst (promo release - Side 2 is Side 1 of the Caravelli album on right)

CBS YS-611-C (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

CBS YS-611-C (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

CSJ Records CSJ-216 (Taiwan) - front scan by Hans Seegers

Picture from www.discogs.com (French release - Side 1 is Side 2 of promo record)

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Ben Backhurst for scans and information.


"Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS 62022 (Italy), 22 Sep 1966; CBS S 62022 (Italy), 7 May 1972:


CBS 62022 (Italy) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1966 stereo release)
For the four Italian mono releases of this album, see Mono Album Releases.

The only difference from the Italian mono album on the 1966 stereo front sleeve is that it omits the catalogue number and the mono indication in the top left hand corner (detail shown). The 1966 stereo rear sleeve is different from the mono sleeve, with a gold foil "Stereo" sticker and a stereo information text box at the bottom. The 1966 orange CBS stereo record labels have only one difference from the first release mono labels - the matrix number under the catalogue number to the right of the centre hole is upside down. You're No Good by Jesse Fuller is correctly titled on the Side 1 label.


CBS 62022 (Italy) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (1966 stereo release)


CBS 62022 (Italy) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (1966 stereo release)


CBS 62022 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1966 stereo release)

CBS 62022 (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1966 mono release)

CBS 62022 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1966 mono release)


CBS 62022 (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1966 stereo release)


CBS 62022 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1966 stereo release)


CBS 62022 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1966 stereo release)


CBS 62022 (Italy) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1966 stereo release)


CBS 62022 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1966 stereo release)


CBS S 62022 (Italy) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 stereo release)
The 1972 Italian stereo release has the same front sleeve as the 1966 stereo release. The rear sleeve has two folded-over flaps and the boxed text about CBS stereo records has been replaced by CBS Italy copyright information. The catalogue number on the rear sleeve and the record labels is now "CBS S 62022". The record was made in Italy by CBS Sugar - it still has orange CBS labels, slightly different in design from the 1966 stereo labels. The labels have "STEREO" instead of "STEREOMONO" as was usual in Italy. The record of the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - CI-62022-1L 7/5/72, Side 2 - CI-62022-2L 7/5/72.

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


CBS S 62022 (Italy) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 stereo release)

CBS S 62022 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 stereo release)

CBS S 62022 (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 stereo release)

CBS S 62022 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 stereo release)

CBS S 62022 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 stereo release)

CBS S 62022 (Italy) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 stereo release)


CBS S 62022 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 stereo release)


"Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS S 62022 (NL), 1967; CBS S 62022 (NL), 1969; CBS S 62022 (Spain for NL), 1973; CBS S 62022 (NL), 1975; CBS 32001 (NL), 1982; Columbia COL 32001 (NL), 1990s:


CBS S 62022 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers (first release)


CBS S 62022 (NL) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (first release)


CBS S 62022 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (first release)


CBS S 62022 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (second release with "B" in circle to left of logo)


CBS S 62022 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Patrick Helfrich (second release with "U" in circle to left of logo)


CBS S 62022 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Simon Blokker (second release with "Y" in circle to left of logo)

CBS S 62022 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers (second and third releases)


CBS S 62022 (NL) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (second and third releases)


CBS S 62022 (NL) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (second release)


CBS S 62022 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (first and second releases)


CBS S 62022 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (first and second releases)

The first release of this album in Holland was not until 1967. It has orange CBS labels. You're No Good by Jesse Fuller was incorrectly titled as "She's No Good" on the Side 1 record label. Like the UK releases, Fixin' To Die and Highway 51 are wrongly listed as "Fixin' To Die Blues" and "Highway 61 Blues" on all the Side 1 labels. The 1967 record has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG 62022 A, Side 2 - SBPG 62022 B.

The second release in 1969 also had the same orange CBS labels and matrix numbers. The front sleeve no longer had the "STEREO" logo in the top left hand corner, and the rear sleeve was also different. There were at least three different variants of the rear sleeve:

  1. "B" in a circle to the left of the "STEREO"/CBS logo at top right
  2. "U" in a circle to the left of the "STEREO"/CBS logo at top right
  3. "Y" in a circle to the left of the "STEREO"/CBS logo at top right.

CBS S 62022 (Spain for NL), 1973:


CBS S 62022 (Spain for NL) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (1973 release)
This 1973 release used the Dutch second release sleeve (see above), including the text "NL printed in holland" on the rear sleeve. The record itself has "MADE IN SPAIN" on the labels, but was intended for sale in Holland or elsewhere in Europe because the labels have the logo of the Dutch copyright organisation "STEMRA", and not the Spanish organisation "SGAE", so it couldn't be legally sold in Spain. It has orange CBS labels again with the album sub-title "A BRIGHT NEW NAME IN FOLK MUSIC". You're No Good is again incorrectly titled as "She's No Good" on Side 1. The copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XXSM 55621-1L, Side 2 - XSM 55622-1AD.


CBS S 62022 (Spain for NL) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (1973 release)


CBS S 62022 (Spain for NL) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1973 release)


CBS S 62022 (Spain for NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1973 release)


CBS S 62022 (Spain for NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1973 release)

CBS S 62022 (Spain for NL) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1973 release)


CBS S 62022 (Spain for NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1973 release)


CBS S 62022 (Spain for NL) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1973 release)

CBS S 62022 (NL), 1975:


CBS S 62022 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (third release with "IV" and "Y" in circles to left of logo)

The third release in 1975 had the same front sleeve and an almost identical rear sleeve - difference shown above with "IV" and "Y" in circles to the left of the "STEREO"/CBS logo at top right. The record had orange/yellow CBS labels with stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG 62022 1A-1, Side 2 - SBPG 62022 1B-1. You're No Good by Jesse Fuller was incorrectly titled as "She's No Good" on the Side 1 record label.


CBS S 62022 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (third release)


CBS S 62022 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (third release)

CBS 32001 (NL), 1982, re-released late 1980s:


CBS 32001 (NL) - front scan by Arie de Reus (late 1980s release, 1982 release is the same)
The 1982 release has a new catalogue number CBS 32001, and the same front sleeve with the logo removed as that of the late 1980s release shown. It also has the same CBS "Nice Price" inner sleeve as the 1982 CBS re-release of Planet Waves. The record has orange/yellow CBS labels and the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - 01-62022-1A1, Side 2 - CBS 01-62022-1B-1. You're No Good by Jesse Fuller was correctly titled on the Side 1 record label.


CBS 32001 (NL) - rear scan by Patrick Helfrich (1982 release)


CBS 32001 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Patrick Helfrich (1982 release - "CB 211")


CBS 32001 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Arie de Reus (late 1980s release - "CB 231")


CBS 32001 (NL) - rear scan by Arie de Reus (late 1980s release)


CBS 32001 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Patrick Helfrich (1982 release)


CBS 32001 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Patrick Helfrich (1982 release)


CBS 32001 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Patrick Helfrich (1982 release)


CBS 32001 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus (late 1980s release)

CBS 32001 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Arie de Reus (late 1980s release)

The late 1980s release has the same front sleeve and catalogue number but the record has red CBS labels. There is also a slight difference on the rear sleeve as shown. The copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 01-62022 A1, Side 2 - CBS 01-62022 B1.

Columbia COL 32001 (NL), 1990s:
 


Columbia COL 32001 (NL) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (note visible area on left where logo has been removed - CBS 32001 is the same)


Columbia COL 32001 (NL) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia COL 32001 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia COL 32001 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia COL 32001 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

The fifth release from the 1990s had a new catalogue number, Columbia COL 32001, and the record had red Columbia labels with the copy shown having stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 01 62022-1A-1, Side 2 - CBS 01-62033-1B-1. You're No Good by Jesse Fuller was correctly titled on the Side 1 record label. The front sleeve had no logo and the logo on the rear sleeve at top right was replaced by a barcode.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Patrick Helfrich, Gerd Rundel and Simon Blokker for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS S 62022 (NL for France), late 1960s/early 1970s:


CBS S 62022 (NL for France) - front photo by Philippe Isnard

This release sold in France was made in Holland. The sleeve is like the first Dutch sleeve above but the front sleeve does not have the Stereo/arrows logo. The rear sleeve has two folded-over flaps, missing from the Dutch release, and the Stereo/Mono/arrows logo is on a sticker (over the top flap) instead of being printed. The vertical text "NL printed in holland" is also missing at rear bottom right. The catalogue number on front and back is the stereo number of "S 62022". As far as I know there was no French mono release.

The record has Dutch orange CBS labels similar to those of the 1967 Dutch release above, although "STEREO" and "(P) 1967" are missing to the left of the centre hole. You're No Good by Jesse Fuller was incorrectly titled as "She's No Good" on the Side 1 record label. Thanks to Harald Sigvartsen for pointing out two more title errors: Fixin' To Die and Highway 51 are listed as "Fixin' To Die Blues" and "Highway 61 Blues" on the Side 1 record labels.

Thanks to Philippe Isnard and Hans Seegers for information and pictures.


CBS S 62022 (NL for France) - detail of front, photo by Philippe Isnard


CBS S 62022 (NL for France) - rear photo by Philippe Isnard


CBS S 62022 (NL for France) - detail of rear, photo by Philippe Isnard


CBS S 62022 (NL for France) - Side 1 photo by Philippe Isnard

CBS S 62022 (NL for France) - detail of Side 1, photo by Philippe Isnard

CBS S 62022 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (first and second releases. shown for comparison)

CBS S 62022 (NL for France) - Side 2 photo by Philippe Isnard

"Bob Dylan" - stereo cassette releases, CBS 40-32001 (NL), 1982; Columbia 40-32001 (NL), 1990s:

CBS 40-32001 (NL), 1982:


CBS 40-32001 (NL) - front scan by Tom Willems

CBS 40-32001 (NL) - outside of insert, scan by Tom Willems

CBS 40-32001 (NL) - inside of insert, scan by Tom Willems


CBS 40-32001 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Tom Willems


CBS 40-32001 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Tom Willems

This stereo cassette release in the "Nice Price" series with the new catalogue number is actually from 1982, but is dated 1967 on the cassette (the date the album was first released in Holland) and 1978 on the rear of the cassette insert. The cassette is light grey with black text. You're No Good by Jesse Fuller was incorrectly titled as "She's No Good" on the insert and Side 1.

Columbia 40-32001 (NL), 1990s (two releases):


Columbia 40-32001 (NL) - outside of insert scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

These Columbia 1990s cassette releases have a shorter insert with just song titles and credits on the inside. The insert now has a barcode. Both the insert and the cassette are dated 1967. The first release cassette is again light grey with black text. You're No Good by Jesse Fuller is now correctly titled on the insert and Side 1. The second release has exactly the same insert, but the cassette is now transparent with white text.


Columbia 40-32001 (NL) - cassette Side 1 photocopy by Paul Shenton (first release)

Columbia 40-32001 (NL) - cassette Side 2 photocopy by Paul Shenton (first release)

Columbia 40-32001 (NL) - detail of outside of insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

Columbia 40-32001 (NL) - inside of insert scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

Columbia 40-32001 (NL) - detail of cassette Side 1, photocopy by Paul Shenton (first release, second release has the same text in white)

Columbia 40-32001 (NL) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

Columbia 40-32001 (NL) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

 Thanks to Tom Willems, Thor-Kenneth Brandth, Manuel García Jara and Paul Shenton for information and pictures.


"Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS S 62022 (NL/Greece), 1967; CBS S 62022 (Greece), mid-1970s:


CBS S 62022 (Greece) - front scan by Arie de Reus (1967 release)
The 1967 release of this album had a sleeve that was printed in Greece, but the record was made in Holland, with orange CBS labels. You're No Good by Jesse Fuller was incorrectly titled as "She's No Good" on the Side 1 record label. Like the UK and Dutch releases, Fixin' To Die and Highway 51 are listed as "Fixin' To Die Blues" and "Highway 61 Blues".


CBS S 62022 (Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Arie de Reus (1967 and mid-1970s releases)


CBS S 62022 (Greece) - detail of front, scan by Arie de Reus (1967 release)


CBS S 62022 (Greece) - front scan by Arie de Reus (mid-1970s release)

CBS S 62022 (Greece) - rear scan by Arie de Reus (mid-1970s release)


CBS S 62022 (Greece) - rear scan by Arie de Reus (1967 release)


CBS S 62022 (Holland for Greece) - Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus (1967 release)

CBS S 62022 (Holland for Greece) - detail of Side 1, scan by Arie de Reus (1967 release)


CBS S 62022 (Holland for Greece) - Side 2 scan by Arie de Reus (1967 release)


CBS S 62022 (Greece) - Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus (mid-1970s release)

CBS S 62022 (Greece) - detail of Side 1, scan by Arie de Reus (mid-1970s release)

CBS S 62022 (Greece) - detail of Side 1, scan by Arie de Reus (mid-1970s release - Greek text)

CBS S 62022 (Greece) - detail of Side 1, scan by Arie de Reus (mid-1970s release)

CBS S 62022 (Greece) - Side 2 scan by Arie de Reus (mid-1970s release)


CBS S 62022 (Greece) - Side 1 scan by Simon Blokker (alternate mid-1970s release)


CBS S 62022 (Greece) - detail of Side 1, scan by Simon Blokker (alternate mid-1970s release)

CBS S 62022 (Greece) - detail of Side 1, scan by Simon Blokker (alternate mid-1970s release - no Greek text)

CBS S 62022 (Greece) - detail of Side 1, scan by Simon Blokker (alternate mid-1970s release)


CBS S 62022 (Greece) - Side 2 scan by Simon Blokker (alternate mid-1970s release)

The album was re-released in the mid-1970s with an identical sleeve, but with a record that was made in Greece with orange/yellow CBS labels. The mid-1970s Side 1 label has the same three mistakes as the 1967 Side 1 label. Both records shown have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG 62022A, Side 1 - SBPG 62022B (UK matrix numbers). Simon Blokker has an alternate mid-1970s copy in the same sleeve as Arie's copy with very different labels as shown in the detail scans.

Thanks to Arie de Reus and Simon Blokker for information and scans.
 


"Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS/Sony SONP 50210 (Japan), May 1970; CBS/Sony SOPL 220 (Japan), mid 1974, late 1974/early 1975; CBS/Sony 25AP 268 (Japan), 1976, mid 1977, late 1977:

CBS/Sony SONP 50210 (Japan), May 1970:


CBS/Sony SONP 50210 (Japan) - front with top obi, scan by Wil Gielen


CBS/Sony SONP 50210 (Japan) - detail of front with "She's No Good", scan by Wil Gielen


CBS/Sony SONP 50210 (Japan) - detail from front, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony SONP 50210 (Japan) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony SONP 50210 (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Wil Gielen (promo release)


CBS/Sony SONP 50210 (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Wil Gielen (promo release)

CBS/Sony SONP 50210 (Japan) - top obi scan by Wil Gielen


CBS/Sony SONP 50210 (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


CBS/Sony SONP 50210 (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

After the 1966 release above, these three releases are the regular 1962 Bob Dylan album! The three front sleeves are identical apart from the catalogue numbers. Even more of the tops of Bob's cap and guitar are missing!

You're No Good by Jesse Fuller was incorrectly titled as "She's No Good" on the front and rear sleeves and Side 1 record labels of all releases. All releases have orange/cream CBS/Sony labels except the promo releases of SONP 50210, which has yellow CBS/Sony promo labels (which means that it dates from early 1970 at the latest) and SOPL 220, which has black/white CBS/Sony promo labels (which were introduced in early 1970).

CBS/Sony SOPL 220 (Japan), mid 1974, late 1974/early 1975;


CBS/Sony SOPL 220 (Japan) - front with top obi, scan by Wil Gielen (mid 1974 release)

The first and second releases have a rear sleeve in Japanese, the third release has a completely different rear in English. The second and third releases have 8-page stapled booklets in English and Japanese. The second release (CBS/Sony SOPL 220) has a buff top obi which was issued in two variants:

  1. Price ¥2,000, includes voucher to send away for the limited edition rarities album Mr. D's Collection #1 (see 1974) or a Dylan photo book (mid 1974). This obi can also be found with a sticker for ¥2,200 over the ¥2,000 price.

  2. Price ¥2,200, no voucher (late 1974/early 1975)


CBS/Sony SOPL 220 (Japan) - front with top obi, scan by Wil Gielen (late 1974/early 1975 release)


CBS/Sony SOPL 220 (Japan) - detail of obi scan by Wil Gielen (voucher for Mr. D's Collection #1 or book)


CBS/Sony SOPL 220 (Japan) - top obi scan by Wil Gielen (mid 1974, includes voucher, price ¥2,000)


CBS/Sony SOPL 220 (Japan) - detail from front, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony SOPL 220 (Japan) - front of booklet, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony SOPL 220 (Japan) - top obi scan by Hans Seegers (mid 1974, voucher with tokens cut out, price ¥2,000)


CBS/Sony SOPL 220 (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


CBS/Sony SOPL 220 (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


CBS/Sony SOPL 220 (Japan) - top obi scan by Wil Gielen (late 1974/early 1975, no voucher, price ¥2,200)


CBS/Sony SOPL 220 (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


CBS/Sony SOPL 220 (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

CBS/Sony 25AP 268 (Japan), 1976, mid 1977, late 1977:


CBS/Sony 25AP 268 (Japan) - front with side obi, scan by Hans Seegers (1976 release)


CBS/Sony 25AP 268 (Japan) - front with side obi, scan by Hans Seegers (early 1977 release)


CBS/Sony 25AP 268 (Japan) - front with side obi, scan by Hans Seegers (late 1977 release)


CBS/Sony 25AP 268 (Japan) - side obi scan by Hans Seegers (1976 release)


CBS/Sony 25AP 268 (Japan) - side obi scan by Hans Seegers (mid 1977 release)


CBS/Sony 25AP 268 (Japan) - wider side obi scan by Hans Seegers (late 1977 release)


CBS/Sony 25AP 268 (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (all releases)


CBS/Sony 25AP 268 (Japan) - detail from front, scan by Hans Seegers (all releases)


CBS/Sony 25AP 268 (Japan) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (all releases)


CBS/Sony 25AP 268 (Japan) - insert scan by Hans Seegers (all releases)


CBS/Sony 25AP 268 (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (all releases)


CBS/Sony 25AP 268 (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (all releases)

The third release (CBS/Sony 25AP 268) has a more common side obi. 25AP 268 was released in 1976 with a red white and black obi including a token for the limited edition rarities EP Mr. D's Collection #2 (see 1976), in early 1977 with a light-brown, black and white side obi of a different design, and again in late 1977 with a wider light-brown obi giving 1978 Japanese tour dates. All obis have price ¥2,500 (the "25" in the catalogue number indicates the price). The three releases all have an 8-page stapled booklet in English and Japanese.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Wil Gielen for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS SBP 474236 (New Zealand), 1970s:


CBS SBP 474236 (New Zealand) - front scan by Bill Hester
For the mono release of this album, CBS BP-473216, see Mono Album Releases. This album was manufactured in New Zealand in the 1970s, not 1965 as previously listed. There is no Stereo indication on the sleeve apart from the catalogue number. The record has orange CBS labels. On Side 1 "You're No Good" is mistitled "She's No Good" and "Pretty Peggy-O" is mistitled "Pretty Peggo-O".

Thanks to Bill Hester and Phoenix C for information and scans.


CBS SBP 474236 (New Zealand) - detail of front, scan by Bill Hester


CBS SBP 474236 (New Zealand) - rear scan by Bill Hester

CBS SBP 474236 (New Zealand) - detail of rear, scan by Bill Hester

CBS SBP 474236 (New Zealand) - detail of rear, scan by Bill Hester

CBS SBP 474236 (New Zealand) - Side 1 scan by Bill Hester

CBS SBP 474236 (New Zealand) - Side 2 scan by Bill Hester

CBS SBP 474236 (New Zealand) - detail of Side 1, scan by Bill Hester

"Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LPs, CBS S 62022 (Spain), 1972 (three times); CBS S 62022 (Spain), 1974; CBS 32001 (Spain), 1985; CBS/Sony 32001 (Spain), 1990s (twice):

CBS S 62022 (Spain), 1972 release made by COFASA:

Although it was not released in Spain until 1972, contrary to previous reports this album was not banned by the Franco regime in the 1960s. The 1972 release has a rear sleeve unique to Spain with liner notes translated into Spanish by top music journalist Diego A. Manrique. On the front sleeve the text "COLUMBIA RECORDS 1962" from the US releases is present but obscured. There was an inner sleeve with lyrics in English.


CBS S 62022 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 "COFASA" release)
The very rare first edition of this album was released in Spain in early 1972 and made by COFASA for CBS. The front of sleeve is identical to other Spanish editions; the rear has a slight difference: "PRINTED IN SPAIN by OFFSET ALG" printed vertically at bottom right. The record for the first 1972 release was made in Spain by COFASA, and has orange CBS labels with the album sub-title "A BRIGHT NEW NAME IN FOLK MUSIC". The labels have the logo of the Spanish copyright organisation "SGAE". The song titles are in English and You're No Good is incorrectly titled as "She's No Good" on Side 1. As usual in records made by COFASA, the record labels have one title per line.


CBS S 62022 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 "COFASA" release - compare with "CBS" releases below)


CBS S 62022 (Spain) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 "COFASA" release)

CBS S 62022 (Spain) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 "COFASA" release - "Columbia" obscured)

CBS S 62022 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 "COFASA" release)

CBS S 62022 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 "COFASA" release)


CBS S 62022 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 "COFASA" release)


CBS S 62022 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 "COFASA" release)

This original pressing has correct titles - all the subsequent Spanish editions of this album have two mistakes: track #5 of Side 1 (Fixin' To Die) is always unnumbered and track #6 of Side 2 is mistitled as "See That My Grave Is Kept Clan" instead of "...Kept Clean". The copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 55621-1A, Side 2 - XSM 55622-1A.

CBS S 62022 (Spain), 1972 releases made by CBS:


CBS S 62022 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 "CBS" releases)

The records for the 1972 CBS releases were made in Spain for Discos CBS S.A., Madrid, and have orange CBS labels, again with the album sub-title "A BRIGHT NEW NAME IN FOLK MUSIC". The labels again have the logo of the Spanish copyright organisation "SGAE". The song titles are in English and You're No Good is incorrectly titled as "She's No Good" on Side 1. The first CBS copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 55621-1AA, Side 2 - XSM 55622-1AD.


CBS S 62022 (Spain) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 "CBS" releases)


CBS S 62022 (Spain) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (all "CBS" releases - "Columbia" text obscured)


CBS S 62022 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 "CBS" releases)


CBS S 62022 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 "CBS" releases)


CBS S 62022 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 "CBS" releases - compare with "COFASA" release above)


CBS S 62022 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 "CBS" releases)

CBS S 62022 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1972 "CBS" release, second 1972 "CBS" release is similar)


CBS S 62022 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1972 "CBS" release)


CBS S 62022 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1972 "CBS" release)


CBS S 62022 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1972 "CBS" release)

CBS S 62022 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1972 "CBS" release)

CBS S 62022 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1972 "CBS" release)

CBS S 62022 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1972 "CBS" release)

The second CBS release of this album in 1972 uses the same sleeve and inner sleeve as the first release. The difference is on the labels to the right of the centre hole: the copyright text "(P) 1972 CBS, Inc" is now below "SGAE" instead of above.  The second CBS copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 55621-1L 15, Side 2 - XSM 55622-1AD.

CBS S 62022 (Spain), 1974 release:


CBS S 62022 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)


CBS S 62022 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)


CBS S 62022 (Spain) - inner sleeve scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)

CBS S 62022 (Spain) - detail of inner, sleeve scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)


CBS S 62022 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)


CBS S 62022 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)


CBS S 62022 (Spain) - spine scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)

The 1974 release was again made in Spain with the same sleeve as the 1972 release and "A BRIGHT NEW NAME IN FOLK MUSIC" on the spine. There was again an inner sleeve with lyrics in English, this time dated 1974. The record was made in Spain for Discos CBS S.A., Madrid, and has orange/yellow CBS labels, again with the album sub-title "A BRIGHT NEW NAME IN FOLK MUSIC". The labels again have the logo of the Spanish copyright organisation "SGAE". The song titles are in English and You're No Good is incorrectly titled as "She's No Good" on Side 1.

CBS 32001 (Spain), 1985:


CBS 32001 (Spain) - front with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 release)

The 1985 release has a new catalogue number, CBS 32001. The copy shown has a "PRECIO REDONDO [NICE PRICE]" front sticker. It also has "(PR)" on the rear sleeve under the catalogue number. The sleeve notes are again in Spanish. The record was made by CBS Spain itself and the sleeve was printed by Offset ALG.  The album is again titled "A BRIGHT NEW NAME IN FOLK MUSIC" on the spine and record labels. The song titles are in English and You're No Good is still incorrectly titled as "She's No Good" on Side 1. The record has red CBS labels and the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - 32001 AO, Side 2 - 32001 BO.


CBS 32001 (Spain) - front sticker scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 release)


CBS 32001 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 release)


CBS 32001 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 release)


CBS 32001 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 release)


CBS 32001 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 release)
 


CBS 32001 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 release)


CBS 32001 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 release)

CBS/Sony 32001 (Spain), 1990s (two releases):


CBS/Sony 32001 (Spain) - front photo by David Abarca Esteve (first 1990s release)

The first 1990s CBS/Sony release uses the 1972 Spanish language rear sleeve with an added barcode and the record was made by Tecnodisco of Madrid for CBS Spain. It has red CBS/Sony labels, again with the album title "A BRIGHT NEW NAME IN FOLK MUSIC". You're No Good is again incorrectly titled as "She's No Good" on Side 1. The CBS/Sony logo on the record labels is in black. The copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - 32001A, Side 2 - 32001B.


CBS/Sony 32001 (Spain) - detail of front, photo by David Abarca Esteve (first 1990s release)


CBS/Sony 32001 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (both 1990s releases)


CBS/Sony 32001 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (both 1990s releases)


CBS/Sony 32001 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (both 1990s releases)


CBS/Sony 32001 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1990s release)


CBS/Sony 32001 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1990s release)

CBS/Sony 32001 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1990s release)


CBS/Sony 32001 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1990s release)


CBS/Sony 32001 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1990s release - no "CBS/Sony" logo)


CBS/Sony 32001 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1990s release)

CBS/Sony 32001 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1990s release)

CBS/Sony 32001 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1990s release)

CBS/Sony 32001 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1990s release)

The very rare final CBS/Sony Spanish release from 1992 has the same rear sleeve but the front sleeve is missing the CBS/Sony logo. The record was again made by Tecnodisco of Madrid for CBS Spain, and again has red CBS/Sony labels, but this time with the CBS/Sony logo in white. The copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - 32001-A, Side 2 - 32001-BO.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara, Gerd Rundel and David Abarca Esteve for information and pictures.


"Bob Dylan" - stereo cassette releases, CBS 40-62022 (Spain), 1978; CBS 40-32001 (Spain), 1985:


CBS 40-62022 (Spain) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)
Manuel believes the 1978 release was the first cassette release in Spain of Bob's first album. It has the first CBS Spain tape design with a folded insert, details of other CBS Spain cassette releases on the inside, and the cassette has orange CBS paper labels. Like the LPs, it has the subtitle "A BRIGHT NEW NAME IN FOLK MUSIC" on the outside and inside of the insert and also on the cassette.You're No Good is mistitled "She's No Good" on the outside of the insert. The song titles are correct on the insert but not on the cassette labels - the insert and the paper labels must have been made by different printers! The apostrophe doesn't exist in Spanish and at the time it was not present on most Spanish typewriters. This could be the reason why on the labels all song titles with an apostrophe (') have an exclamation mark (!) or even a question mark (?): Side 1: "She!s No Good", "Talkin! New York", "In My Time Of Dyin!" and "Fixin! To Die"; and Side 2: "House Of The Risin? Sun"!

CBS 40-62022 (Spain) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)

CBS 40-32001 (Spain) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 release)

CBS 40-32001 (Spain) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 release)

CBS 40-32001 (Spain) - detail of cassette Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 release)

CBS 40-62022 (Spain) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)

CBS 40-62022 (Spain) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)

CBS 40-32001 (Spain) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 release)

CBS 40-32001 (Spain) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 release)

The 1985 release has the new "32001" catalogue number and a shorter insert. It again has the subtitle "A BRIGHT NEW NAME IN FOLK MUSIC" on the outside and inside of the insert and also on the cassette. You're No Good is mistitled "She's No Good" on both sides of the insert. The cassette has the new CBS logo and is light grey with black text, there are no paper labels. You're No Good is again mistitled "She's No Good" on Side 1. All the apostrophes in the song titles are now present and correct!

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS 62022 (Portugal), 1975:


CBS 62022 (Portugal) - front scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 62022 (Portugal) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 62022 (Portugal) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 62022 (Portugal) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 62022 (Portugal) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 62022 (Portugal) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 62022 (Portugal) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers

Unlike the Spanish release, this album was prohibited in Portugal during the dictatorship of Dr. Antonio Salazar, which ended in 1974. It was manufactured and distributed in Portugal by Radio Triunfo, LDA. The front sleeve is identical to the Dutch 1975 release above with "STEREO", logo and catalogue number in one black rectangle in upper left. The rear sleeve has the spine text printed along the right border as shown. The record has orange/yellow CBS labels with Portuguese text round the circumference. You're No Good by Jesse Fuller was incorrectly titled as "She's No Good" on Side 1. Like the UK releases, Fixin' To Die and Highway 51 are listed as "Fixin' To Die Blues" and "Highway 61 Blues" on the Side 1 labels.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS/Harmony 148.006 (Brazil), 1981:

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CBS/Harmony 148.006 (Brazil) - front scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)

This stereo album was released on the Harmony label, which was a subsidiary of CBS for budget-priced albums. Although most Harmony releases were reissues, this was the first ever (and only) stereo release of the album in Brazil, there was never a mono release. Almost all of Bob's cap is visible on the front photo. There are three front sleeve variants. The front sleeve of the first variant has "BOM PREÇO! [NICE PRICE!]" printed in the top left corner in a white triangle. The very rare second variant shown is probably a misprint - the white triangle in the top left corner has no text, while the "BOM PREÇO!" information is on a white sticker. This copy also has a gold foil record store sticker. The third copy has a different "BOM PREÇO!" beige sticker with the addition of "30%" (discount). This front sleeve does not have a white triangle at top left. The rear sleeve of all three variants is the same, and plain apart from the song titles. You're No Good by Jesse Fuller is correctly titled on the rear sleeve and the Side 1 record label.

The records have identical white/cream/light-brown 'HARMONY' labels. Both Manuel's copies have matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM-55621 148006-A, Side 2 - XSM-55622 148006-B.


CBS/Harmony 148.006 (Brazil) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (first variant with printing)

CBS/Harmony 148.006 (Brazil) - front with stickers, scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant)

CBS/Harmony 148.006 (Brazil) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant without printing)

CBS/Harmony 148.006 (Brazil) - front sticker scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant)


CBS/Harmony 148.006 (Brazil) - front sticker scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant)


CBS/Harmony 148.006 (Brazil) - front with alternate sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (third variant)

CBS/Harmony 148.006 (Brazil) - alternate front sticker scan by Manuel García Jara (third variant)
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CBS/Harmony 148.006 (Brazil) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (all variants)

CBS/Harmony 148.006 (Brazil) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (all variants)

CBS/Harmony 148.006 (Brazil) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (all variants)

CBS/Harmony 148.006 (Brazil) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (all variants)

CBS/Harmony 148.006 (Brazil) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (all variants)


CBS/Harmony 148.006 (Brazil) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (all variants)

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


"Bob Dylan" - promo stereo vinyl LP, CBS 32001 (Israel), 1985:


CBS 32001 (Israel) - front with sticker, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 32001 (Israel) - rear with promo stamp, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 32001 (Israel) - rear promo sticker, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 32001 (Israel) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 32001 (Israel) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

This album is actually the commercial release with a printed purple promo sticker in Hebrew and English on the back at top left. The front sleeve has a "NICE PRICE" promotion sticker.

The record has red CBS labels. You're No Good by Jesse Fuller is correctly titled on Side 1. Like the UK releases, Fixin' To Die and Highway 51 are listed as "Fixin' To Die Blues" and "Highway 61 Blues" on the Side 1 labels. The record of this copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - HP-ISRAEL 01-32001-A, Side 2 - HP-ISRAEL 01-32001-B.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans. Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information there was a 1970s release with orange/yellow CBS labels - scans to follow.


CD Releases


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