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This page is part 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.

For LP and tape releases of Blonde On Blonde, click Up.

For releases of this album in CBS/Columbia multi-packs, see International Album Releases (Regular) - Multi-Packs.


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Revised 17 August, 2017.


Original CD and MD (MiniDisc) Releases


"Blonde On Blonde" - single CD release, Columbia (various catalogue numbers) (USA), 1982 onwards:

Alan Hoaksey lists four US CD catalogue numbers:

Columbia CD 644114 2 (May 1982)
Columbia CD 644114 2 re-release (date?)
Columbia CGK 841 (Aug 1987) - shown below
Columbia CK 6447 (date?)

More information about the missing releases required! Jack Guerreiro thinks that some may be imported from Japan, as in the early 1980s there was no Columbia CD pressing plant in North America. Also see 1966 Blonde On Blonde Rarities for the truncated releases.

Columbia CGK 841 (USA), Aug 1987:

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US CD front for all releases


Columbia CGK 841 (USA) - outside of front CD insert, scan by Rich Wong


Columbia CGK 841 (USA) - rear insert scan by Rich Wong


Columbia CGK 841 (USA) - CD scan by Rich Wong


Columbia CGK 841 (USA) - copy imported into Japan, obi scan by Wil Gielen

Thanks to Rich Wong for scans of the Aug 1987 release of CGK 841. It has a single folded card as the front insert. The CD has the inverted triangle to the right of the centre hole introduced for LPs, cassettes and CDs with Biograph in 1985.

Wil Gielen has a mid 1990s copy of the US release CGK 841 imported into Japan with an obi from the Tsutaya Records rental store chain. The obi has no price because the CD was only for rent. Perversely, it uses the politically correct spelling of "Blond On Blond"!


Columbia CGK 841 (USA) - copy imported into Japan, front with obi, scan by Wil Gielen


Columbia
CGK 841 (USA) - copy imported into Japan, front sticker scan by Wil Gielen


Columbia CGK 841 (USA) - copy imported into Japan, rear insert scan by Wil Gielen


Columbia CGK 841 (USA) - copy imported into Japan, detail of rear insert, scan by Wil Gielen


Columbia CGK 841 (USA) - copy imported into Japan, detail of CD, scan by Wil Gielen


Tsutaya audio/video rental store, Japan - photo from Wil Gielen


"Blonde On Blonde" - Mastersound Collector's Edition Super Bit Mapped (SBM) gold CD stereo releases, Columbia CK 53016 (USA), 1992; Columbia CK 64411 (USA), 1994:


Columbia CK 53016 (USA) - front of digipak, scan by Hans Seegers (1992 release)
The 1992 release of the US gold CD came in a 12" x 6" book-style digipak, and the 1994 release in a slipcase like the European edition. For the Japanese and European gold CD releases, see below.

This release contains rarities, for details see 1966 Blonde On Blonde Rarities.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for scans.


Columbia CK 64411 (USA) - front of slipcase, scan by Gerd Rundel (1994 release)

Columbia CK 53016 (USA) - rear of digipak, scan by Hans Seegers (1992 release)


Columbia CK 64411 (USA) - sticker from front of slipcase, scan by Gerd Rundel (1994 release)


Columbia CK 64411 (USA) - rear of slipcase, scan by Gerd Rundel (1994 release)


Columbia CK 53016 (USA) - digipak front sticker scan by Hans Seegers (1992 release)


Columbia CK 53016 (USA) - CD scan by Hans Seegers (1992 release)

"Blonde On Blonde" - single CD release, Columbia/BMG Direct CGK 841/D 110575 (USA), 1987:


Columbia/BMG Direct
CGK 841/D 110575
(USA) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
This is the US single CD released by Columbia for BMG Direct. Like the BMG Direct CD release of Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, it has a sticker on the reverse of the front insert and another on the rear insert: both stickers have the address of BMG Direct in Indianapolis, IN, and an additional catalogue number, also present on the CD.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Columbia/BMG Direct CGK 841/D 110575 (USA) - reverse of front insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/BMG Direct CGK 841/D 110575 (USA) - detail of reverse of front insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/BMG Direct CGK 841/D 110575 (USA) - rear insert scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/BMG Direct CGK 841/D 110575 (USA) - detail of rear insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/BMG Direct CGK 841/D 110575 (USA) - CD scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/BMG Direct CGK 841/D 110575 (USA) - detail of CD, scan by Manuel García Jara

"Blonde On Blonde" - Super Audio CD (SA-CD) release, Columbia CS 841 (USA), 1999:

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Columbia CS 841 (USA) - slipcase front, scan by Jack Guerreiro

This release, in SA-CD stereo only (not 5.1 surround sound as the 2003 2-disc hybrid SA-CD release below), contains superior versions of the album tracks, remixed by Michael Brauer.

This edition of the album, which was initially only available to those who had the equipment to play SA-CDs, was at the time the most satisfactory stereo version so far released, even better than the Mastersound gold CD version. Before this all CD versions were thought inferior to the original mono LP mix. For the 2003 hybrid SA-CD release with standard stereo, SA-CD stereo and SA-CD 5.1 surround sound, see below.

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for the information and scans.


Columbia CS 841 (USA) - slipcase rear, scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia CS 841 (USA) - jewel case front, scan by Jack Guerreiro

Columbia CS 841 (USA) - jewel case rear, scan by Jack Guerreiro

Columbia CS 841 (USA) - SA-CD scan by Jack Guerreiro

SA-CD information card (USA) - front scan by Jack Guerreiro

SA-CD information card (USA) - rear scan by Jack Guerreiro

"Blonde On Blonde" - single CD releases, Columbia WCGK 841 (Canada), 1980s/Columbia CGK 841 (Canada), early/mid-1990s:


Columbia WCGK 841 (Canada) - front scan by Jack Guerreiro (first release)
WCGK 841 was the first release of this album on CD in Canada. The front insert is the same as the US release, although the rear insert is different. The CD has catalogue number CGK 841 and was manufactured in Canada - it has the text "MADE AT SMC" (Sony Music Canada) to the right of the centre hole. CGK 841 dates from the early/mid-1990s. The rear insert is different and the CD was also made in Canada.
Columbia CGK 841 (Canada) - outside of front insert unfolded, scan by Moise Potié (mid-1990s release)

Columbia CGK 841 (Canada) - inside of front insert unfolded, scan by Moise Potié (mid-1990s release)

Columbia WCGK 841 (Canada) - rear scan by Jack Guerreiro (first release)


Columbia CGK 841 (Canada) - rear insert scan by Moise Potié (mid-1990s release)


Columbia CGK 841 (Canada) - CD scan by Jack Guerreiro (first release)

Columbia CGK 841 (Canada) - detail of CD, scan by Jack Guerreiro (first release)

Columbia CGK 841 (Canada) - CD scan by Moise Potié (mid-1990s release)

Columbia CGK 841 (Canada) - detail of CD, scan by Moise Potié (mid-1990s release)

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro and Moise Potié for information and scans.


"Blonde On Blonde" - single CD releases, CBS/Sony 40DP 1029 (Japan), 26 Aug 1987; Sony Records SRCS 6157 (Japan), 1 Dec 1991; Sony Records SRCS 7905 (Japan), 21 Dec 1995; Sony Records SRCS 9237 (Japan), 22 Jan 1997:

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CBS/Sony 40DP 1029 (Japan) - obi scan by Wil Gielen (first release)
CBS/Sony 40DP 1029 (1987) was the first CD release of this album in Japan. It had a green obi and white obi with black and white text in the "CBS ROCK CD100 FOLK ROCK SERIES" with price ¥4,000. The price ¥4,000 was in an inverted diamond on the front of the obi. The front insert was a 32-page booklet and the CD was silver with red panels and black and white text. It was later released with a new obi with a reduced price of ¥3,500.

Sony Records SRCS 6157 (1991) was a mid-price release with black, red, white, blue obi with price ¥1,800. It came in a standard jewel case with a 24 page folded booklet. The CD itself was green. Hans Seegers has two copies - a promo release and the commercial release. The promo release has a numbered sticker on the rear insert and handwritten Japanese text on the clear plastic centre of the CD itself.


CBS/Sony 40DP 1029 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Keith Schweiger (later release)

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CBS/Sony 40DP 1029 (Japan) - front of booklet, scan by Wil Gielen

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CBS/Sony 40DP 1029 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Wil Gielen

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CBS/Sony 40DP 1029 (Japan) - CD scan by Wil Gielen


CBS/Sony 40DP 1029 (Japan) - rear with obi, scan by Keith Schweiger (later release)

Sony Records SRCS 6157 (Japan) - obi scan by Hans Seegers

Sony Records SRCS 6157 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)

Sony Records SRCS 6157 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Hans Seegers (detail of promo release)

Sony Records SRCS 6157 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


Sony Records SRCS 6157 (Japan) - front insert scan by Hans Seegers


Sony
Records SRCS 7905 (Japan) - outside of card sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers


Sony Records SRCS 6157 (Japan) - CD scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)

Sony Records SRCS 6157 (Japan) - CD scan by Hans Seegers (detail of promo release)

Sony Records SRCS 6157 (Japan) - CD scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

Sony
Records SRCS 7905 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Hans Seegers
Sony Records SRCS 7905 (1995) came in a folded card sleeve which was cased with the obi inside a hard transparent plastic sleeve. The obi was white, orange and black with black and white text and price ¥2,000. It also had a 24-page folded booklet. The CD itself was red.

Sony Records SRCS 9237 (1997) came in a standard jewel case. It has a red and black obi in the "Super 1600 Nice Price" series with yellow and white text and a price of ¥1,600. Hans Seegers' copy is still sealed.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Wil Gielen and Keith Schweiger for information and scans.


Sony
Records SRCS 9237 (Japan) - sealed front scan by Hans Seegers


Sony
Records SRCS 7905 (Japan) - obi scan by Hans Seegers


Sony
Records SRCS 9237 (Japan) - obi scan by Wil Gielen


Sony
Records SRCS 7905 (Japan) - CD scan by Hans Seegers


Sony
Records SRCS 9237 (Japan) - sealed rear scan by Hans Seegers


Sony
Records SRCS 9237 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Wil Gielen


Sony
Records SRCS 9237 (Japan) - CD scan by Wil Gielen

"Blonde On Blonde" - Super Bit Mapped (SBM) gold CD stereo release, SME (Sony Music Enterprises) Records SRCS 6682 (Japan), 21 Apr 1993:


SME Records SRCS 6682 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Hans Seegers

For more details of this release, which is the same as the US gold CD release above and contains rare mixes/edits, see 1966 Blonde On Blonde Rarities. For the European gold CD release, see below.

This release had a 32 page booklet, but no rear insert (to show the gold CD). It had a black and gold obi with price ¥3,200 and date "93-4-21" (21 Apr 1993). The withdrawal date was "95-4-20" (20 Apr 1995). This gold edition of the album was replaced by the 1999 Super Audio CD (SA-CD) release, see International Albums (Regular).

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SME Records SRCS 6682 (Japan) - outside of booklet unfolded, scan by Hans Seegers

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SME Records SRCS 6682 (Japan) - obi scan by Hans Seegers


SME Records SRCS 6682 (Japan) - inside of limited edition wooden box, scan by Gerd Rundel


SME Records SRCS 6682 (Japan) - top of limited edition wooden box, scan by Gerd Rundel


SME Records SRCS 6682 (Japan) - detail of top of limited edition wooden box, scan by Gerd Rundel

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SME Records SRCS 6682 (Japan) - disc scan by Hans Seegers

Gerd Rundel has a copy of SRCS 6682 in a magnificent wooden box with gold plated clasp and hinges, plus an inscribed gold plate. It has the same obi as Hans Seegers' copy. Hans is of the opinion this was a privately-produced "vanity" project independent of Sony, replacing the jewel case of the regular copies with a limited edition wooden box.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Wil Gielen and Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"Blonde On Blonde" - MiniDisc releases, Sony Records SRYS 1027 (Japan), 12 Dec 1992; Sony Records SRYS 1214 (Japan), 22 Oct 1997:


Sony Records SRYS 1027 (Japan - front scan by Hans Seegers
SRYS 1027 has a black and white obi with price ¥2,300 and date "92-12-12". SRYS 1214 has a red obi in the "Nice Price 1600" series, the price is actually ¥1,613 with sales tax.

Both MiniDiscs are still sealed, so I have no information about which version of the album it might be.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Wil Gielen and Moise Potié for information and scans.


Sony Records SRYS 1027 (Japan - rear scan by Hans Seegers


Sony Records SRYS 1214 (Japan - front scan by Wil Gielen


Sony Records SRYS 1214 (Japan - rear scan by Wil Gielen

"Blonde On Blonde" - Super Audio CD (SA-CD) release, SME (Sony Music Enterprises) Records SRGS 4531 (Japan), 1999:

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SME Records SRGS 4531 (Japan) - outside of digipak, scan by Hans Seegers

This release, in SA-CD stereo only (not 5.1 surround sound as the 2003 2-disc hybrid SA-CD release below), contains superior versions of the album tracks, remixed by Michael Brauer.

This edition of the album, which was initially only available to those who had the equipment to play SA-CDs, was at the time the most satisfactory stereo version so far released, even better than the Mastersound gold CD version. Before this all CD versions were thought inferior to the original mono LP mix. For the 2003 hybrid SA-CD release with standard stereo, SA-CD stereo and SA-CD 5.1 surround sound, see below.

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SME Records SRGS 4531 (Japan) - SA-CD obi scan by Hans Seegers

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SME Records SRGS 4531 (Japan) - SA-CD disc scan by Hans Seegers

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"Blonde On Blonde" - single CD releases, CBS CDCBS 66012 (Austria for Europe), mid-1980s; CBS CDCBS 22130 (Austria for Europe), Cir 1987; CBS 463369 2 (Austria for Europe), late 1980s; Columbia 463369 2 (Austria for Europe), early 1990s:

CBS CDCBS 66012 (Austria for Europe), mid-1980s:


CBS CDCBS 66012 (Austria for Europe) - front scan by Keith Schweiger (first CBS release)

This was the "regular" CD release of Blonde On Blonde until 2004. The first CBS release disc has the original European LP catalogue number 66012 and was made in Japan for CBS Europe, the CDs for subsequent CBS and Columbia releases were made in Austria. This CD has a total length of 74 mins, unlike the edited UK release which totals 72 mins (see 1966 Blonde On Blonde Rarities).


CBS CDCBS 66012 (Austria for Europe) - rear insert scan by Keith Schweiger


CBS CDCBS 66012 (Austria for Europe) - CD scan by Keith Schweiger (disc made in Japan)

   
CBS CDCBS 66012 (UK) - front scan by Stefan Kraft (edited CBS UK release)

CBS CDCBS 22130 (Austria for Europe), Cir 1987:


CBS 22130 (Austria for Europe) - front with "Nice Price" sticker, scan by Keith Schweiger (second CBS release, clear CD tray)


CBS 22130 (Austria for Europe) - front scan by Keith Schweiger (second CBS release, clear CD tray)

CBS 22130 (Austria for Europe) - front scan by Keith Schweiger (second CBS release, clear CD tray, disc made in Austria)

CBS 22130 (Austria for Europe) - front scan by Keith Schweiger (second CBS release, black CD tray)

CBS 22130 (Austria for Europe) - rear insert scan by Keith Schweiger (second CBS release, black CD tray)


CBS 22130 (Austria for Europe) - CD scan by Keith Schweiger (second CBS release, black CD tray)

The first example of CBS 22130 shown has a clear CD tray and the reverse of the rear insert repeats the front photo. It has a "Nice Price" sticker but the "Nice Price" catalogue is a separate insert, not part of the front insert booklet. The second example of CBS 22130 shown has a black CD tray, the front insert booklet includes a "Nice Price" catalogue - this is the same as for CBS 463369 2, the final CBS release with the catalogue number that was also used for the Columbia release. Éamonn Ó Catháin has a copy of CBS 22130 with a red CD tray although the CD inside has catalogue number 66012 and was pressed in Japan, not Australia!

CBS 463369 2 (Austria for Europe), late 1980s:


CBS 463369 2 (Austria for Europe) - front scan by Keith Schweiger (last CBS release)

This late 1980s release has a new catalogue number, but is still on the CBS label. Éamonn Ó Catháin points out that the tracklisting in the booklet of his copy misprints Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 as "Rainy Day Women #12 & 36"! It's correct on the rear insert and the CD.


CBS 463369 2 (Austria for Europe) - rear insert scan by Keith Schweiger


CBS 463369 2 (Austria for Europe) - CD scan by Keith Schweiger

Columbia 463369 2 (Austria for Europe), early 1990s (two variants):

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Columbia 463369 2 (Austria for Europe) - front with 1991 "Nice Price" sticker, photo by Ulf Gyllenspetz

The early 1990s release has the same catalogue number as the last CBS release, but is now on the Columbia label. The first copy shown has a red CD tray and a 1991 "DYLAN ORIGINALS" front sticker. Manuel García Jara has two copies, the second bought in 1992. The rear inserts look the same but the second front insert has the CBS logo and the STEREO/arrows logo on the front at the top. The CDs look identical, but the white text "Made in Austria" in the vertical red panel is missing on the second CD. This would imply the CD wasn't made in Austria.

I have a copy of this release bought in 2000 that has a "CLASSIC BOB DYLAN" insert showing the two The Best Of Bob Dylan compilations released in Europe and other Dylan albums.

Thanks to Keith Schweiger, Ulf Gyllenspetz and Manuel García Jara for information and pictures.


Columbia 463369 2 (Austria for Europe) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1)


Columbia 463369 2 (Austria for Europe) - rear insert scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1)

Columbia 463369 2 (Austria for Europe) - CD scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1)

Columbia 463369 2 (Austria for Europe) - detail of CD, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1 - "Made in Austria")

Columbia Europe 2000 insert front

Columbia Europe 2000 insert back

Columbia 463369 2 (Austria for Europe) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2)

Columbia 463369 2 (Austria for Europe) - rear insert scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2)

Columbia 463369 2 (Austria for Europe) - CD scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2)

Columbia 463369 2 (Austria for Europe) - detail of CD, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2 - "Made in Austria" missing)

Columbia 463369 2 (Austria for Europe) - outside of front insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2)

"Blonde On Blonde" - MiniDisc release, Columbia MD 66012 (Austria for Europe), 1992:


Columbia MD 66012 (Austria for Europe) - front of insert, scan by Hans Seegers
Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.
Columbia MD 66012 (Austria for Europe) - reverse of insert, scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia MD 66012 (Austria for Europe) - rear insert, scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia MD 66012 (Austria for Europe) - front of MiniDisc, scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia MD 66012 (Austria for Europe) - rear of MiniDisc, scan by Hans Seegers

"Blonde On Blonde" - Mastersound Collector's Edition Super Bit Mapped (SBM) stereo gold CD, Columbia/Legacy 480417 2 (UK), 1998:

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Columbia/Legacy 480417 2 (UK) - gold CD slipcase front showing picture CD
For more details of the contents of this release, which contains rare mixes/edits, see 1966 Blonde On Blonde Rarities.

This is a reissue of the US and Japanese 1992 gold disc releases shown above. The jewel case containing this CD is in a white card slipcase with a shaped hole cut in the front that shows the gold CD itself. There's a similar hole in the rear insert. The jewel case front insert unfolds to show the second US gatefold inner sleeve design - left-hand side on the reverse, right-hand side on the front. All the colour pictures have the colour balance shifted towards yellow - this is from the original, not a fault of the scanner.

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Columbia/Legacy 480417 2 (UK) - gold CD front insert (my copy)

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Columbia/Legacy 480417 2 (UK) - gold CD slipcase back

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Columbia/Legacy 480417 2 (UK) - front of gold CD front insert (unfolded)

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Columbia/Legacy 480417 2 (UK) - reverse of gold CD front insert (unfolded)

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Columbia/Legacy 480417 2 (UK) - rear jewel case insert showing gold CD

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Columbia/Legacy 480417 2 (UK) - gold picture CD


Columbia/Legacy 480417 2 (UK) - detail of gold picture CD ("Made in Japan")

Although the CD was made in Japan, it has an extra serial number "DIDP 11263". The "DIDP" number (Digital Identification Popular) is a code used by Sony DADC (Digital Audio Disc Corporation) on CDs pressed in Terre Haute, IN, or one of their other CD plants in the USA, from 1983 onwards (Classical CDs had "DIDC"). This gold edition of the album was replaced by the 1999 Super Audio CD (SA-CD) release.


"Blonde On Blonde" - Millennium Edition CD release, Columbia MILLEN15 (UK), 1999:

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Columbia MILLEN15 (UK) - outside sleeve scan by David Burgess
For more details of this release in a card sleeve, which contains rare mixes/edits, see 1966 Blonde On Blonde Rarities.

This CD came in a folded card sleeve reproducing the original LP artwork. What is extremely interesting is that the inside sleeve genuinely does have the original UK artwork with the picture of Claudia Cardinale, now banned in the USA - see The Blonde On Blonde Missing Pictures. It also has what appears to be the equivalent of a Japanese obi, denoting it's a Millennium Edition (there were several other CDs in this series by Columbia artists other than Dylan). Reports are that the CD itself is the same as the gold CD, even though it's silver. Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for information that this release does not have CD-TEXT.

Thanks to David Burgess for information and scans.

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Columbia MILLEN15 (UK) - "obi" scan by David Burgess

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Columbia MILLEN15 (UK) - inside sleeve scan by David Burgess

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Columbia MILLEN15 (UK) - CD itself, scan by David Burgess

"Blonde On Blonde" - digipak release, SMM (Sony Music Media)/Columbia 510576 2 (Europe), 2002:

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Columbia 510576 2 (UK) - outside scan by Roger Ford
For more details of this release, which contains rare mixes/edits, see 1966 Blonde On Blonde Rarities.

Even though this is a silver CD, it is the same mix as the former UK gold CD (see above). Note the inside of the digipak has the original right hand picture layout with Claudia Cardinale, this time on the left.

Thanks to Roger Ford for information and scans. Thanks to Hans Seegers for scans of the French release of the Millennium Edition with a unique French information sticker.


Columbia 510576 2 (France) - front scan by Hans Seegers
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Columbia 510576 2 (UK) - inside scan by Roger Ford

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Columbia 510576 2 (UK) - booklet scan by Roger Ford

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Columbia 510576 2 (UK) - tray scan by Roger Ford

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Columbia 510576 2 (UK) - CD scan by Roger Ford


Columbia 510576 2 (France) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


"Blonde On Blonde" - single CD release, CBS/Sony 463369 2 (Spain), 1991:


CBS/Sony 463369 2 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
The CD for this release was made in Austria. The rear insert has the CBS/Sony Spain address of Paseo de la Castellana 93, 28046 Madrid (formerly Madrid-16).

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and pictures.


CBS/Sony 463369 2 (Spain) - rear insert scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS/Sony 463369 2 (Spain) - detail of rear insert, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS/Sony 463369 2 (Spain) - CD scan by Manuel García Jara

"Blonde On Blonde" - single CD release in "Nice Price" series, Columbia CDCBS 66012 (Australia), early 1990s:

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Columbia CDCBS 66012 (Australia) - front scan by Stuart Moore (both variants)
This release has a single folded card as the front insert with minimal artwork including only two of the inside gatefold pictures. The CD is silver with black and red text. There are two variants, each with four lines of red text to the right of the centre hole, with details listed below.

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Columbia CDCBS 66012 (Australia) - rear insert scan by Stuart Moore (both variants)

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Columbia CDCBS 66012 (Australia) - front insert scan by Stuart Moore (both variants)

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Columbia CDCBS 66012 (Australia) - CD scan by Stuart Moore (first variant)

Columbia CDCBS 66012 (Australia) - detail of CD, scan by Stuart Moore (first variant)

Columbia CDCBS 66012 (Australia) - CD scan by Stuart Moore (second variant)

Columbia CDCBS 66012 (Australia) - detail of CD, scan by Stuart Moore (second variant)

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Columbia CDCBS 66012 (Australia) - inside of front insert, scan by Stuart Moore (both variants)

First CD variant:

"MANUFACTURED IN"
"AUSTRALIA BY SONY MUSIC"
"ENTERTAINMENT"
"(AUSTRALIA) LIMITED"

Second CD variant:

"MANUFACTURED"
"IN AUSTRALIA BY SONY"
"MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT"
"(AUSTRALIA) LIMITED"

Thanks to Stuart Moore for information and scans.


"Blonde On Blonde" - single CD release, Columbia CDCOL 3657 S (South Africa), 1990s:


Columbia CDCOL 3657 S (South Africa) - front scan by Keith Schweiger

Columbia CDCOL 3657 S (South Africa) - rear of front insert booklet, scan by Keith Schweiger

Columbia CDCOL 3657 S (South Africa) - first inside pages of front insert booklet, scan by Keith Schweiger

Columbia CDCOL 3657 S (South Africa) - rear insert scan by Keith Schweiger

Columbia CDCOL 3657 S (South Africa) - CD scan by Keith Schweiger

This release with a 12-page stapled booklet as the front insert was made in "RSA" (Republic of South Africa). It has a silver CD with black/red text.

Thanks to Keith Schweiger for information and scans.


Remastered CD and SA-CD Releases (2003 onwards)


"Blonde On Blonde" - advance promo 2CD-R set, Columbia/Sony Music Studios CH 90325 (USA), 2 Jul 2003:


Columbia/Sony Music Studios CH 90325 (USA) - promo insert 1, scan by Hans Seegers
These CD-Rs for radio play only come in clear plastic wallets with Sony Music Studios, New York, single-sided paper inserts dated "July 2, 2003". I assume because they were sent to radio stations the CD-Rs have only the CD layers of the 2-disc hybrid SA-CD release below.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


Columbia/Sony Music Studios CH 90325 (USA) - C-DR1 scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia/Sony Music Studios CH 90325 (USA) - promo insert 2, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia/Sony Music Studios CH 90325 (USA) - CD-R2 scan by Hans Seegers

"Blonde On Blonde" - 2CD hybrid SA-CD set, Columbia C2H 90325 (USA/Canada)/Columbia 512352 6 (Austria for Europe), Sep 2003; Sony Music MHCP 10005-6 (Japan), 22 Oct 2003:

Columbia C2H 90325 (USA/Canada):


Columbia C2H 90325 (USA/Canada) - front of booklet (my copy)
This release is housed in a three-part fold-out digipak and contains a CD version and SA-CD versions in stereo and 5.1 surround sound split over two discs. It was necessary to restore the two-disc format of Blonde On Blonde because the three versions of the album would not fit on one disc. The CD trays of the digipak have two unpublished pictures of Bob from 1966.

There is an 8-page booklet with more unpublished pictures of Bob from 1966 from the same Jerry Schatzberg shoot as the original album photos. The digipak when first opened (before you unfold it again to reveal the CD trays) reproduces the revised US gatefold sleeve inner layout - see The Blonde On Blonde Missing Pictures. The picture of Claudia Cardinale is sadly missing yet again!

The SA-CD design reproduces the Columbia US "360º SOUND" stereo vinyl label used in 1966. The CD and SA-CD stereo layers both feature superior versions of the album tracks, remixed by Michael Brauer as per the 1997 US and Japanese SA-CD-only release.

My North American copy illustrated was distributed from Canada, and has the same sticker on the outside of the shrink-wrap as the one illustrated for The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan.


Columbia C2H 90325 (USA/Canada) - SA-CD disc 1 (CH 90653)


Columbia C2H 90325 (USA/Canada) - outside of double digipak


Columbia C2H 90325 (USA/Canada) - detail of SA-CD disc 1 (CH 90653)


Columbia C2H 90325 (USA/Canada) - SA-CD disc 2 (CH 90654)


Columbia C2H 90325 (USA/Canada) - detail of rear of Canadian booklet

Columbia C2H 90325 (USA/Canada) - inside of double digipak showing the two CD trays


Columbia C2H 90325 (USA/Canada) - inside of double digipak folded reproducing replacement US inner gatefold sleeve


Columbia C2H 90325 (USA/Canada) - detail of rear of double digipak

Columbia 512352 6 (Austria for Europe):


Columbia 512352 6 (Austria for Europe) - front of booklet scan by Stuart Moore


Columbia 512352 6 (Austria for Europe) - rear of digipak, scan by Stuart Moore


Columbia 512352 6 (Austria for Europe) - detail of rear of digipak, scan by Stuart Moore


Columbia 512352 6 (Austria for Europe) - Disc 1 scan by Stuart Moore

Columbia 512352 6 (Austria for Europe) - detail of Disc 1, scan by Stuart Moore

Columbia 512352 6 (Austria for Europe) - detail of Disc 1, scan by Stuart Moore

Columbia 512352 6 (Austria for Europe) - detail of Disc 1, scan by Stuart Moore

Columbia 512352 6 (Austria for Europe) - Disc 2 scan by Stuart Moore

The French release was available with the regular European information sticker in English, but also with a French information sticker from 27 Oct 2003.

Sony Music MHCP 10005-6 (Japan):


Sony Music MHCP 10005-6 (Japan) - front of digipak with obi, scan by Wil Gielen


Sony Music MHCP 10005-6 (Japan) - front of digipak, scan by Wil Gielen


Sony Music MHCP 10005-6 (Japan) - rear of digipak, scan by Wil Gielen


Sony Music MHCP 10005 (Japan) - SA-CD disc 1, scan by Wil Gielen


Sony Music MHCP 10006 (Japan) - SA-CD disc 2, scan by Wil Gielen


Sony Music MHCP 10005-6 (Japan) - obi scan by Wil Gielen

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Wil Gielen for information about the Japanese release. It has a black/blue/white on cream obi with price ¥3,780 (¥3,600 plus tax) and two booklets, one 8 pages and the other 24 pages.


"Blonde On Blonde" - remastered single CD release, Columbia CK 92400 (USA/Canada), 1 Jun 2004; Columbia 512352 2 (Europe), 29 Mar 2004; Sony Music MHCP 373 (Japan), 18 Aug 2004:


Columbia CK 92400 (USA) - front with sticker (my copy)
This release at mid-price is now back on a single CD in a standard jewel case with a clear tray and consists of the remastered CD layer only of the 2003 hybrid SA-CD release above. Disappointingly, only the top half of Jerry Schatzberg's famous fold-out sleeve is provided. The front CD insert is only a single sheet with one fold, and has one new 1966 picture by Jerry Schatzberg. The picture on the rear insert is also new. The European release is made in Austria. The Japanese release comes in a card sleeve reproducing the LP sleeve with a top obi.


Columbia CK 92400 (USA) - front insert


Columbia CK 92400 (USA) - rear insert

Columbia CK 92400 (Canada) - front with sticker, scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia CK 92400 (Canada) - reverse of front insert, scan by
Moise Potié


Columbia CK 92400 (Canada) - detail of reverse of front insert, scan by
Moise Potié


Columbia CK 92400 (USA/Canada) - inside of front insert


Columbia CK 92400 (USA) - CD

Sony Music MHCP 373 (Japan) - outside of card sleeve with promo sticker, scan by Wil Gielen


Columbia CK 92400 (Canada) - rear insert scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia CK 92400 (Canada) - CD scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia CK 92400 (USA/Canada) - reverse of rear insert (under CD tray)


Sony Music MHCP 373 (Japan) - picture from eil.com with top obi and sticker


Sony Music MHCP 373 (Japan) - promo sticker scan by Wil Gielen


Columbia 512352 2 (Europe) - rear scan by Keith Schweiger


Columbia 512352 2 (Europe) - CD scan by Keith Schweiger


Sony Music MHCP 373 (Japan) - top obi scan by Wil Gielen


Sony Music MHCP 373 (Japan) - CD scan by Wil Gielen

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Wil Gielen, Jack Guerreiro, Moise Potié and Keith Schweiger for information and scans.


"Blonde On Blonde" - hybrid SA-CD release, Mobile Fidelity CMFSA 2097 (USA), Dec 2011:


Mobile Fidelity CMFSA 2097 (USA) - picture from Music Direct web-site
This hybrid SA-CD release of this album is in stereo only, not 5.1 surround sound as on the 2003 Columbia hybrid SA-CD release. There is also a Mobile Fidelity high quality recording released on heavyweight vinyl playing at 45RPM, which means that it is a 3LP set!

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for information.


"Blonde On Blonde" - remastered single CD release, Sony Music MHCP 807 (Japan), 24 Aug 2005:


Sony Music MHCP 807 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Keith Schweiger

Sony Music MHCP 807 (Japan) - rear with obi, scan by Keith Schweiger

Sony Music MHCP 807 (Japan) - front scan by Keith Schweiger

Sony Music MHCP 807 (Japan) - rear scan by Keith Schweiger

Sony Music MHCP 807 (Japan) - CD scan by Keith Schweiger

Sony Music MHCP 807 (Japan) - obi scan by Keith Schweiger
This "Nice Price!" release in a jewel case has a white obi with price ¥1,785 and date "05-8-24" (24 Aug 2005). There is a withdrawal date of "06-2-23" (23 Feb 2006). There is a clear CD tray.

Thanks to Keith Schweiger for information and scans.


3CD multi-pack, Columbia (no catalogue number) (Austria for Europe), 2007:


Front of slipcase, scan by Manuel García Jara
This 3CD set in a card slipcase contains:

Bringing It All Back Home (512353 2), Highway 61 Revisited (512351 2), Blonde on Blonde (512352 2)


Rear of slipcase, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia 512352 2 (Europe) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia 512352 2 (Europe) - rear insert scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia 512352 2 (Europe) - CD scan by Keith Schweiger

The three CDs are the 2004 remastered releases in jewel cases. Blonde on Blonde is exactly the same as Keith Schweiger's copy immediately above.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara and Keith Schweiger for information and scans.


"Blonde On Blonde" - remastered single CD release, Sony Music S30639C/CK 92400 (Korea), 2010:


Sony Music S30639C/CK 92400 (Korea) - front of sealed copy with sticker and obi, scan by Jens Winter
This 2010 Korean release is the CD layer of the 2003 hybrid SA-CD release, released in other countries in 2004. The front sticker is dated 2010, and the obi contains details of other Dylan albums including Together Through Life. The front insert is the same folded sheet as the 2004 releases above. There is also a double-sided insert in Korean dated 2010.

Thanks to Jens Winter for information and scans.


Sony Music S30639C/CK 92400 (Korea) - front sticker scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music S30639C/CK 92400 (Korea) - outside of unfolded front insert, scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music S30639C/CK 92400 (Korea) - inside of unfolded front insert, scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music S30639C/CK 92400 (Korea) - rear of sealed copy with obi, scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music S30639C/CK 92400 (Korea) - rear insert scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music S30639C/CK 92400 (Korea) - reverse of rear insert, scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music S30639C/CK 92400 (Korea) - front of Korean insert, scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music S30639C/CK 92400 (Korea) - rear of Korean insert, scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music S30639C/CK 92400 (Korea) - CD scan by Jens Winter

Sony Music S30639C/CK 92400 (Korea) - detail of CD, scan by Jens Winter


Sony Music S30639C/CK 92400 (Korea) - detail of rear insert, scan by Jens Winter


"Blonde On Blonde" - single CD release in "The Vinyl Classics" series, Columbia 512352 5 (Germany), 26 Jul 2004; Columbia 5123525000 (Australia), 2004; Columbia 82876736032 (Europe), 2005:


Columbia 512352 5 (Germany) - front of slipcase (CD front insert has the same design), scan by Hanns Peter Bushoff
The 2004 series of six albums is produced in association with German news magazine "Der Spiegel" [The Mirror]. The CDs come in a generic "Der Spiegel" slipcase. There is also a boxed set called Singer Songwriter which contains all six albums plus a bonus album, Tapestry by Carole King, exclusive to the set. The set also includes Willie Nelson's 1993 Columbia album Across The Borderline with rarity Heartland (R-0216, see 1993).


Columbia 512352 5 (Germany) - rear and side of slipcase, scan by Hanns Peter Bushoff


Columbia 82876736032 (Europe) - front of slipcase scan by Derek Davies


Columbia 82876736032 (Europe) - rear and side of slipcase, scan by Derek Davies
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Columbia 5123525000 (Australia) - front of slipcase with sticker, scan by Stuart Moore
BlondeAus2004SlipcaseBack.jpg (39902 bytes)
Columbia 5123525000 (Australia) - rear of slipcase, scan by Stuart Moore
BlondeAusCDBack.jpg (41173 bytes)
Columbia 5123525000 (Australia) - rear insert scan by Stuart Moore


Columbia 512352 5 (Germany) - CD scan by Hanns Peter Bushoff

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Columbia 5123525000 (Australia) - CD scan by Stuart Moore


Singer Songwriter 7CD boxed set - picture from "Der Spiegel" online shop


Columbia 82876736032 (Europe) - outside of front insert, scan by Derek Davies

Columbia 82876736032 (Europe) - inside of front insert, scan by Derek Davies (first page)

Columbia 82876736032 (Europe) - inside of front insert, scan by Derek Davies (centre)


Columbia 82876736032 (Europe) - inside of front insert, scan by Derek Davies (third page)


Columbia 82876736032 (Europe) - rear insert scan by Derek Davies

Columbia 82876736032 (Europe) - CD scan by Derek Davies

Columbia 82876736032 (Europe) - reverse of rear insert (under clear CD tray), scan by Derek Davies

Columbia 82876736032 (Europe) - detail of CD, scan by Derek Davies

Thanks to Peter Schoefboeck and Stephan Weber for notifying me of these items. Thanks for Dr. Hanns Peter Bushoff for scans and confirming this is as expected the 2004 remastered CD release listed immediately above. There was an eight-page stapled booklet as the front insert. The CD itself has a generic 1980s-style CBS vinyl label design. Thanks to Stuart Moore for the Australian version of the same release, Columbia 5123525000. The rear insert has "498678 2" on the spines. Thanks to Derek Davies for scans of a 2005 European version bought in the UK. This has "512352 2" on the spines of the rear insert, the same catalogue number as the remastered 2004 European CD above.


"Blonde On Blonde" - remastered single CD release, Sony Music MHCP 807 (Hong Kong), 2005:

This is the Hong Kong equivalent of the 2005 Sony Music Japan MHCP 807 release above - scans required!

Information from Hans Seegers.


"Blonde On Blonde" - remastered CD "Carbon Neutral" reissue, Columbia 88697139782 (Europe), 3 Sep 2007:


Columbia
88697139782 (Europe) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
This album is one of a series from Columbia of "Carbon Neutral Entertainment" also featuring Highway 61 Revisited! The "eco-friendly" aspects of the release are:
  • "100% biodegradable and certified carbon neutral packaging.
  • The carbon emissions generated in the production of each album has been calculated and balanced to net zero by investing in emissions reductions projects around the world that save the equivalent amount of C02.
  • Each album will contain a source of ten C02 reducing tips to help the consumer think consciously about reducing their contribution to global warming.
  • The original album booklet and label copy, rather than printed within the package, will be uploaded to a website for consumers to view online."

Columbia 88697139782 (Europe) - outside of card digipak, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia 88697139782 (Europe) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia 88697139782 (Europe) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia 512352 2 (Europe) - CD scan by Manuel García Jara (same as 2004 release above)

Columbia 88697139782 (Europe) - inside of card digipak with CD, scan by Manuel García Jara

The CD comes in a folded card digipak with a plastic CD tray. It has the catalogue number 512352 2 and looks the same as the disc from the 2004 European remastered CD release above. The only information on the packaging is the "carbon neutral" ecological information referred to above.

Thanks to Peter Coulthard and Éamonn Ó Catháin for finding this bizarre release and to Manuel García Jara for scans!


"Blonde On Blonde" - Blu-spec CD release, Sony Music SICP 20091 (Japan), 25 Mar 2009:


Sony Music SICP 20091 (Japan) - front with obi and sticker, scan by Wil Gielen
This release is on a Blu-spec CD, an audio-only disc which is presumably intended to be Sony's new high quality audio format. The copy shown is still sealed, with a blue and white obi with price ¥2,500 (¥2,381 before tax). The release date is shown as "09-3-25" (25 Mar 2009), the original release date as "66-5-16" (16 May 1966) and the withdrawal date as "09-9-24" (24 Sep 2009). It's not actually a Blu-ray disc as it says on the sticker, but it is made using Blu-ray technology.

Thanks to Wil Gielen and Éamonn Ó Catháin for information.


Sony Music SICP 20091 (Japan) - front sticker scan by Wil Gielen

Sony Music SICP 20091 (Japan) - rear with obi scan by Wil Gielen

"Blonde On Blonde" - Blu-spec CD2 release, Sony Music SICP 30028 (Japan), 6 Mar 2013:


Sony Music SICP 30028 (Japan) - sealed copy with obi and sticker, picture from cdjapan.co.jp

This 2013 release is one of five Dylan albums in the new "Blu-spec CD2" format, replacing the Blu-spec release from 2008 above. The CD has a blue/white obi with price ¥1,890 (¥1,800 plus sales tax). The release date is 6 Mar 2013 and the withdrawal date is 5 Sep 2013.

Translation of Japanese text front sticker by Ben Backhurst from Tokyo Music Japan: "To celebrate the anniversary of Legacy Recordings there will be a prize draw. 3 people will receive high performance Sony headphones. 300 people will receive an exclusive mug. The closing date is 31 August 2013. For details please check the website. This sticker is the proof needed to enter the completion, and will not be reissued."

Thanks to Wil Gielen, Éamonn Ó Catháin and Peter Coulthard for information and scans.


Sony Music SICP 30028 (Japan) - front sticker picture from cdjapan.co.jp


Sony Music SICP 30028 (Japan) - detail of obi, scan by Peter Coulthard

Sony Music SICP 30028 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Peter Coulthard

Sony Music SICP 30028 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Peter Coulthard

Sony Music SICP 30028 (Japan) - detail of rear insert, scan by Peter Coulthard

Sony Music SICP 30028 (Japan) - reverse of rear insert, scan by Peter Coulthard

Sony Music SICP 30028 (Japan) - CD scan by Peter Coulthard

Sony Music SICP 30028 (Japan) - detail of CD, scan by Peter Coulthard


Sony Music SICP 30028 (Japan) - detail of rear insert, scan by Peter Coulthard


"Blonde On Blonde" - remastered CD release, Sony Music SICP 5272 (Japan), 21 Dec 2016:


Sony Music SICP 5272 (Japan) - front with obi, picture from www.fannabee.com
This stereo CD release in the "Special Selection 1000" series has a red and white obi with a release date of 21 Dec 2016, a withdrawal date of 20 Jun 2017, and price ¥1,080 (¥1,000 plus 8% sales tax). There is a gold sticker on the front with Japanese text "Nobel Laureate in Literature".

Thanks to Wil Gielen for information.


Sony Music SICP 5272 (Japan) - rear picture from www.fannabee.com

"Blonde On Blonde" - remastered CD release, Columbia/Sony Music 88697 51773 2/8 (NL), 20 Apr 2009:


Columbia/Sony Music 88697 51773 2/8 (NL) - front of card sleeve, scan by Tom Willems
This remastered CD release in a card sleeve is part of the 10CD boxed set The Bob Dylan 60s Collection made by Sony Music in Austria for the Dutch newspaper "De Volkskrant" to mark Bob's Apr 2009 shows in Holland. For the boxed set, see here.

Thanks to Tom Willems for information and scans.


Columbia/Sony Music 88697 51773 2/8 (NL) - rear of card sleeve, scan by Tom Willems


Columbia/Sony Music 88697 51773 2/8 (NL) - CD scan by Tom Willems


Columbia/Sony Music 88697 51773 2 (NL) - box front scan by Tom Willems


Columbia/Sony Music 88697 51773 2 (NL) - box rear scan by Tom Willems

"Blonde On Blonde" - remastered single CD release, Columbia/Sony Music 9 787889 296069 (Hong Kong), 2009(?):


Columbia/Sony Music 9 787889 296069 (Hong Kong) - front scan by Keith Schweiger
I'm dating this release as 2009 because it has the new Sony Music logo. It was made by Starsing Records. The copy shown is still sealed.

Thanks to Keith Schweiger for information and scans.


Columbia/Sony Music 9 787889 296069 (Hong Kong) - rear scan by Keith Schweiger

"Blonde On Blonde" - remastered single CD release, Sony BMG/Columbia 8869732875 2 (Russia), 22 Feb 2011:


Sony BMG/Columbia 8869732875 2 (Russia) - front with sticker, scan by Jens Winter

This is an official Russian release from Sony BMG/Columbia. The front of the jewel case has a Sony/BMG sticker plus some writing in Russian, saying "For distribution in Russia and CIS" (Commonwealth of Independent States - states of former Soviet Union).


Sony BMG/Columbia 8869732875 2 (Russia) - front sticker scan by Jens Winter

Sony BMG/Columbia 8869732875 2 (Russia) - CD scan by Jens Winter


Sony BMG/Columbia 8869732875 2 (Russia) - outside of unfolded front insert, scan by Jens Winter


Sony BMG/Columbia 8869732875 2 (Russia) - inside of unfolded front insert, scan by Jens Winter

Sony BMG/Columbia 8869732875 2 (Russia) - rear insert scan by Jens Winter

Sony BMG/Columbia 8869732875 2 (Russia) - reverse of rear insert (under clear CD tray), scan by Jens Winter

Sony BMG/Columbia 8869732875 2 (Russia) - detail of CD, scan by Jens Winter


Sony BMG/Columbia 8869732875 2 (Russia) - detail of rear insert, scan by Jens Winter

There is a single-folded front insert with one picture on the inside only.The rear insert has a date of "22.02.2011". The text on the reverse of the rear insert showing through to the front says "Special Russian Version" in English. The CD says "Made in Russia" in Russian.

Thanks to Jens Winter for information and scans.


"Blonde On Blonde" - remastered single CD release in book-style digipak, Columbia/Sony Music 88697995662 (Europe), Nov 2011:


Columbia/Sony Music 88697995662 (Europe) - front scan by Arie de Reus
This remastered CD release in a book-style digipak is part of the Columbia/Sony Music "Classic Album" series. There is an integral booklet with many new photos of Bob.

Thanks to Arie de Reus for information and scans.


Columbia/Sony Music 88697995662 (Europe) - CD scan by Arie de Reus


Columbia/Sony Music "Classic Album" series - scan by Arie de Reus

Columbia/Sony Music 88697995662 (Europe) - outside of digipak, scan by Arie de Reus

Columbia/Sony Music 88697995662 (Europe) - inside of digipak, scan by Arie de Reus

Columbia/Sony Music 88697995662 (Europe) - inside of digipak, scan by Arie de Reus

Columbia/Sony Music 88697995662 (Europe) - inside of digipak, scan by Arie de Reus

Columbia/Sony Music 88697995662 (Europe) - inside of digipak, scan by Arie de Reus

Columbia/Sony Music 88697995662 (Europe) - inside of digipak with CD, scan by Arie de Reus

"Blonde On Blonde" - remastered CD in book, Sony Music/Legacy/Altaya (no catalogue number) (France), 24 Oct 2013:


Front of poster with book/CD - photo by Hervé from France
This French language book with CD is the second of a new series of books with CDs from publisher Altaya in association with Sony Music/Legacy called "L'Intégrale Bob Dylan [The Complete Bob Dylan]". The book and CD cost €5.99 and come with the poster shown, which illustrates the entire series on the reverse. The next album is The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan priced at €8.99.

Thanks to Hervé from France for information and photos.


Rear of poster - photo by Hervé from France

"The Complete Album Collection Vol. One" - 47CD boxed set, Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691-92431-2 (USA), 5 Nov 2013/(Europe), 4 Nov 2013; USB stick, Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88883-77314-5 (USA), 5 Nov 2013/(Europe), 4 Nov 2013; Sony Music SICP 30471-30520 (Japan), 26 Mar 2014 onwards:


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312JK7 (USA)/Europe) - outside of unfolded card sleeve (my copy)


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691-92431-2 (USA/Europe) - front of CD box (my copy)


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88883-77314-5 (USA/Europe) - top of USB box (my copy)

This massive set is the latest in a series of "Complete Columbia Album Collections" featuring artists such as Miles Davis, Charlie Mingus, Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck and even Blue Oyster Cult.
Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312D7 (USA) - CD7 (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312D7 (USA) - detail of CD7 (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312D8 (USA) - CD8 (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312JK7 (USA)/Europe) - inside of unfolded card sleeve (sadly the seven photo replacement design without Claudia Cardinale)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312-07 (Europe) - CD7 scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312-07 (Europe) - detail of CD7, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312-08 (Europe) - CD8 scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312JK7 (USA)/Europe) - detail of outside of unfolded card sleeve

The CD version of the set includes 41 Dylan albums in card sleeves, 14 of which have been remastered for this project, plus a 2CD set of previously released non-album tracks entitled Side Tracks. The albums exclude all compilations and The Bootleg Series sets, but do include the deleted 1973 Dylan album, see 1973, and the extra 2CD set Side Tracks includes one side of the 1971 single George Jackson (Acoustic version), R-0085, see 1971. The set is therefore listed in 2013. The set also includes a hard cover book with extensive new liner notes and previously unseen photos.

All the CDs come in card sleeves. Blonde On Blonde comes in a folded card sleeve with the pockets for the CDs on the inside centre. The European sleeves are made of thicker card than the US sleeves, but they are otherwise identical, so are not shown. The catalogue number on the sleeve is "88691924312JK7" plus "DISCS 7&8". The CDs are different in detail, the US Blonde On Blonde CDs have catalogue numbers "88691924312D7" and "88691924312D8", whereas the European CDs have catalogue numbers "88691924312-07" and "88691924312-08". The European CDs were made in the EU (probably Austria). The US and European copyright details are printed at the bottom of the Bob Dylan CDs, and round the circumference for The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan onwards, so I haven't shown them for the later CDs.

For more details of the set, see International Album Releases (Multi-Packs) 2010s.


Picture from amazon.com
Thanks to Sonny Boy McFitzson for news that The Complete Album Collection will be released in Japan in four decade-related parts, with the intention to release them all in 2014. The first part, called Dylan '60s, will be released by Sony Music Japan on 26 Mar 2014. The Blu-Spec CD2 specification CDs come in card sleeves with printed inner sleeves and "SONY MUSIC" instead of "COLUMBIA" on the discs, which are numbered SICP 30471 to SICP 30481 (Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, not included in the US and European sets, is included here as SICP 30479). Side Tracks, to be released at the same time, is SICP 30519-20. All the sleeves will have orange top obis similar to the 2004 Japanese release in card sleeves. The 2014 remastered Blonde On Blonde will be SICP 30477/30478 - more details will be added when available. It will be similar to the 2014 Japanese Blu-spec CD2 release, Sony Music SICP 30028, see above, but split over two discs.

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for the picture of the 1960s decade set from amazon.com. Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 - Bob Dylan 1965-1966 The Cutting Edge Collector's Edition" - 18CD set, Columbia/Legacy (catalogue number?) (USA), 6 Nov 2015:


Photo from bobdylan.com
This 18CD set includes all the studio takes recorded by Bob in 1965 and 1966 including all the previously released tracks of this album. Ben Rollins says in the book with the 18CD set: "released masters have been remixed in order to fit the sound of the way these alternate takes are presented... raw, immediate, unvarnished, unpolished". The remastered stereo versions of the album tracks for Blonde On Blonde occur on the 18CD set as follows:

Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (CD16, track 20); Pledging My Time (CD15, track 15); Visions of Johanna (CD13, track 10); One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) (CD12, track 2); I Want You (CD17, track 11); Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again (CD15, track 2); Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat (CD17, track 5); Just Like A Woman (CD16, track 8); Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine) (CD16, track 14); Temporary Like Achilles (CD16, track 18); Absolutely Sweet Marie (CD15, track 6); Fourth Time Around (CD13, track 6); Obviously Five Believers (CD17, track 4); Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands (CD14, track 4).

Thanks to T J Young for information.


"Blonde On Blonde" - remastered CD release, Sony Music SICP 5272 (Japan), 21 Dec 2016:


Sony Music SICP 5272 (Japan) - picture from www.cdjapan.com
This limited edition CD release will be deleted at the end of June 2017. It does not appear to be in the Blu-Spec CD2 format.

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for information.


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