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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.

This page is still incomplete - more international stereo releases of this album required.

For John Wesley Harding LP and tape releases, 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 January, 2017.


Original CD Releases


"John Wesley Harding" - CD releases, various dates:

Columbia CD 096044 2 (USA) - Sep 1983?
Columbia WCK 9604 (Canada) - date?
CBS CD 63252 (UK) - date?
Columbia CK 09604 (USA) - date? (this may be Columbia CK 9604 - see below)
Columbia CK 09604 (Taiwan) - Jun 1993

Thanks to Alan Hoaksey for information - scans required!


"John Wesley Harding" - CD releases, CBS/Sony 28DP 1025 (Japan), 26 Aug 1987; Sony Records SRCS 6158 (Japan), 1 Dec 1991:


CBS/Sony 28DP 1025 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Wil Gielen

CBS/Sony 28DP 1025 (1987) was the first CD release of this album in Japan. It had a dark-green, white, yellow, black and red obi in the "CBS Rock CD Classics 100 Folk Rock Series" with price ¥2,800. The release date on the rear insert is "O-8-26" (26 Aug 1987). After sales tax was introduced in Japan in 1989 the album was re-released with price ¥2,627 (¥2,550 before tax). Scans of this release required. Both releases had a 28-page stapled booklet in English and Japanese.

Sony Records SRCS 6158 (1991) was the second CD release in Japan. It had a black, white and red obi in the "Nice Price Line 15" series with white and black text, price ¥1,800 (¥1,748 before tax), and release date "91-12-1" (1 Dec 1991). The front insert was a 4-page booklet in English and there was a second insert in English and Japanese that folded out.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and to Wil Gielen for further information and scans.


CBS/Sony 28DP 1025 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Wil Gielen


Sony Records SRCS 6158 (Japan) - promo rear insert scan by Wil Gielen


Sony Records SRCS 6158 (Japan) - detail of promo rear insert, scan by Wil Gielen


CBS/Sony 28DP 1025 (Japan) - obi scan by Wil Gielen (
¥2,800 price)

Sony Records SRCS 6158 (Japan) - obi scan by Wil Gielen

Sony Records SRCS 6158 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Wil Gielen


CBS/Sony 28DP 1025 (Japan) - CD scan by Wil Gielen


Sony Records SRCS 6158 (Japan) - promo CD scan by Wil Gielen

Sony Records SRCS 6158 (Japan) - detail of promo CD, scan by Wil Gielen

"John Wesley Harding" - CD release, Columbia CK 9604 (USA), late 1980s/early 1990s:


Columbia CK 9604 (USA) - front (my copy)
The front insert is a stapled booklet. The inside has the original LP sleeve notes in two columns as opposed to the Canadian release below, which has them in three columns.


Columbia CK 9604 (USA) - outside of front insert (my copy)


Columbia CK 9604 (USA) - rear of front insert with barcode sticker, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay


Columbia CK 9604 (USA) - rear with sticker over barcode, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Columbia CK 9604 (USA) - detail of front


Columbia CK 9604 (USA) - rear insert


Columbia CK 9604 (USA) - CD


Columbia CK 9604 (USA) - detail of CD (compare with copy imported into Japan below)


Columbia CK 9604 (USA) - inside of front insert, scan by Moise Potié (two columns)

The CD is silver with black text with "DIDP 070097" below the catalogue number. 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").

Scans of the original US CD release in a long box required!

Sergio Mariano Romay has a copy bought in Argentina with a "CBS INTERNATIONAL" sticker over the barcode on the rear, and a second sticker with a new barcode on the rear of the front insert.

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for finding these comments by acclaimed audio engineer Steve Hoffman from his web-site: "I compared the first minute of track eight I Am A Lonesome Hobo with the SACD. IMO there is no doubt that the old cheapo Columbia CD kills the SACD in every way. Notice how the drums on the old CD are MORE lifelike than the SACD? Notice how the bass is actually better and the harp as well? You can hear the back wall of the studio in the old CD version and you cannot on the SACD. Notice how Bob Dylan sounds like a human person on the old CD and he sounds like a recording of a person on the SACD? Don't know what happened there but I'm just putting it out there that we all need to find a copy of the old disk if we love this wacky album! Make sure you match your levels when you compare the two. The old CD is about 4 db or so lower in volume."

Thanks to Moise Potié and Sergio Mariano Romay for information and scans.


"John Wesley Harding" - CD release, Columbia CK 9604 (USA for Japan), after 1989:


Columbia CK 9604 (USA for Japan) - front with obi, scan by Wil Gielen
Wil Gielen has a copy of the late 1980s/early 1990s US CD release imported into Japan with an obi from the Shinseido record store chain. The obi was added by the store to import US copies (which were much cheaper than Japanese releases) to provide buyers with information in Japanese. The front of the jewel case has a US “The Nice Price” sticker. The CD is slightly different from the US copy above in that the "DIDP" number underneath the catalogue number to the right of the centre hole is missing. The price on the obi of ¥1,408 is accompanied by Japanese characters meaning "Excluding Tax", which means it was imported into Japan after the introduction of sales tax in 1989. For a European CD release imported into Japan by Shinseido, see below.

Thanks to Wil Gielen for information and scans.


Columbia CK 9604 (USA for Japan) - CD scan by Wil Gielen

Columbia CK 9604 (USA for Japan) - obi scan by Wil Gielen

Columbia CK 9604 (USA for Japan) - detail of obi, scan by Wil Gielen

Columbia CK 9604 (USA for Japan) - detail of CD, scan by Wil Gielen (compare with US copy above)

"John Wesley Harding" - CD releases, Columbia VCK 9604 (Canada), late 1980s/early 1990s:


Columbia VCK 9604 (Canada) - front scan by Jack Guerreiro (both releases)
This release was on sale in Canada until replaced by the hybrid SA-CD edition in 2003 (see below). The front insert is a single folded card with the liner notes on the inside in three columns as oppose to the US release above, which has them in two columns. The CD itself, with catalogue number CK 9604, was manufactured in the USA, as there was at that time no Columbia CD pressing plant in Canada. The rear insert has the catalogue number "VCK-9604" on the spines. The copy bought by Moise Potié in the mid-1990s has a different bar code on the rear insert and the CD has "MADE AT SMC" (Sony Music Canada) to the right of the centre hole. As can be seen, the "V" prefix in the Canadian catalogue number indicates the price code.

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


Columbia VCK 9604 (Canada) - outside of unfolded front insert, scan by Moise Potié (both releases)


Columbia VCK 9604 (Canada) - rear scan by Jack Guerreiro (first release)


Columbia VCK 9604 (Canada) - rear insert scan by Moise Potié (second release)


Columbia VCK 9604 (Canada) - inside of unfolded front insert, scan by Moise Potié (both releases, three columns)


Columbia VCK 9604 (Canada) - detail of rear insert, scan by Jack Guerreiro (first release)


Columbia CK 9604 (Canada) - CD scan by Jack Guerreiro (first release)


Columbia CK 9604 (Canada) - detail of CD, scan by Jack Guerreiro (first release)


Columbia VCK 9604 (Canada) - CD scan by Moise Potié (second release)


Columbia VCK 9604 (Canada) - detail of CD, scan by Moise Potié (second release)


Columbia VCK 9604 (Canada) - detail of rear insert, scan by Moise Potié (second release)


"John Wesley Harding" - CD releases, CBS CDCBS 63252 (NL/Japan for Europe), 1980s; CBS 463359 2 (Austria for Europe), late 1980s; Columbia 463359 2 (Austria for Europe), 1990s:


CBS CDCBS 63252 (NL/Japan for Europe) - front scan by Juergen Flicker (mid 1980s release)
The inserts of the 1980s release were printed in Holland. The CD itself was imported from Japan and has "Manufactured by CBS/Sony Inc. in Japan" on its rim to the right of the catalogue number information.

The late 1980s release now had a new catalogue number and a CD that was made in Austria. The CD is silver and red with black and white text.

The 1990s album was in the Columbia budget "Nice Price" series, and could be obtained very cheaply. Derek Davies' copy has a 1991 "DYLAN ORIGINALS 30 YEARS ON COLUMBIA" Nice Price sticker, and a red CD tray. The front insert is an 8-page stapled booklet including credits and the original sleeve notes.

 


CBS CDCBS 63252 (NL/Japan for Europe) - rear insert scan by Juergen Flicker (mid 1980s release)

CBS CDCBS 63252 (NL/Japan for Europe) - detail of rear insert, scan by Juergen Flicker (mid 1980s release)

CBS CDCBS 63252 (NL/Japan for Europe) - detail of rear insert, scan by Juergen Flicker (mid 1980s release)


CBS CDCBS 63252 (NL/Japan for Europe) - outside of front insert, scan by Juergen Flicker (mid 1980s release)


CBS CDCBS 63252 (NL/Japan for Europe) - detail of outside of front insert, scan by Juergen Flicker (mid 1980s release)

CBS 463359 2 (Austria for Europe) - front scan by Éamonn Ó Catháin (late 1980s release)

CBS 463359 2 (Austria for Europe) - rear scan by Éamonn Ó Catháin (late 1980s release)

CBS 463359 2 (Austria for Europe) - CD scan by Éamonn Ó Catháin (late 1980s release)

CBS CDCBS 63252 (NL/Japan for Europe) - CD scan by Juergen Flicker (mid 1980s release)

CBS CDCBS 63252 (NL/Japan for Europe) - detail of CD, scan by Juergen Flicker (mid 1980s release)

Columbia
463359 2 (Austria for Europe) - "Nice Price" front scan by Éamonn Ó Catháin (early 1990s release)

Columbia 463359 2 (Austria for Europe) - "Nice Price" front scan by Derek Davies (early 1990s release)

Columbia 463359 2 (Austria for Europe) - outside of front insert, scan by Derek Davies (early 1990s release)

Columbia 463359 2 (Austria for Europe) - inside of front insert, scan by Derek Davies (early 1990s release)

Columbia 463359 2 (Austria for Europe) - rear insert scan by Derek Davies (early 1990s release)

Columbia 463359 2 (Austria for Europe) - detail of outside of front insert, scan by Derek Davies (early 1990s release)

Columbia 463359 2 (Austria for Europe) - inside of front insert, scan by Derek Davies (early 1990s release)

Columbia 463359 2 (Austria for Europe) - inside of front insert, scan by Derek Davies (early 1990s release)

Columbia 463359 2 (Austria for Europe) - CD scan by Derek Davies (early 1990s release)

Thanks to Alan Hoaksey, Éamonn Ó Catháin, Juergen Flicker and Derek Davies for information and scans.


"John Wesley Harding" - CD release, Columbia 463359 2 (Austria for Japan), 1990s:


Columbia 463359 2 (Austria for Japan) - front with obi, scan by Wil Gielen
This is the 1990s Austria for Europe release imported into Japan with an obi from the Shinseido record store chain. The obi was added by the store to import US or European copies (which were much cheaper than Japanese releases) to provide buyers with information in Japanese. Inserts, disc and matrix number the same as Derek Davies’ copy. The obi price is ¥1,480 (¥1,437 plus sales tax). The Japanese text below "Nice Price" on the obi means "Direct Import". "EGR" stands for "Ever Green Record" (it should be "Evergreen"). For a US CD release imported into Japan by Shinseido, see above.

Thanks to Wil Gielen and Masato Kato for information and scans.


Columbia 463359 2 (Austria for Japan) - obi scan by Wil Gielen

Columbia 463359 2 (Austria for Japan) - detail of obi, scan by Wil Gielen

"John Wesley Harding" - CD releases, CBS CDCBS 63252 (Australia), 1990; Columbia CDCBS 63252 (Australia), 1990:


CBS CDCBS 63252 (Australia) - front scan by Keith Schweiger (1990s release)
The first CD release has a "CBS" on both the inserts and the CD. The CD is dated 1990 and was made in Australia by Disctronics. This release is available in a CBS double pack shown with Nashville Skyline.

The second CD release has "CBS" on the rear insert and "Columbia" on the CD itself. It was on sale until replaced in 2004. This release was also available in a Sony/BMG double pack with Nashville Skyline, this time with the 2004 remastered release of that album.

Thanks to Stuart Moore and Keith Schweiger for information and scans.


CBS NPCD 7 (Australia) - front insert scan by Keith Schweiger (1990s release)


Columbia CDCBS 63252 (Australia) - outside of front insert unfolded, scan by Stuart Moore (2000s release)


CBS CDCBS 63252 (Australia) - CD scan by Keith Schweiger (1990s release)


CBS CDCBS 63252 (Australia) - detail of CD, scan by Keith Schweiger (1990s release)


CBS NPCD 7 (Australia) - rear insert scan by Keith Schweiger (1990s release)


Sony/BMG 82876827452 (Australia) - slipcase front scan by Stuart Moore (2000s release)


Columbia CDCBS 63252 (Australia) - inside of front insert unfolded, scan by Stuart Moore (2000s release)


Columbia CDCBS 63252 (Australia) - rear scan by Stuart Moore (2000s release)


Columbia CDCBS 63252 (Australia) - CD scan by Stuart Moore (2000s release)


Sony/BMG 82876827452 (Australia) - slipcase rear scan by Stuart Moore (2000s release)

"John Wesley Harding" - CD release, Columbia CDCOL 5079 S (South Africa), 1996:


Columbia CDCOL 5079 S (South Africa) - front scan by Keith Schweiger

Columbia CDCOL 5079 S (South Africa) - inside of front insert, scan by Keith Schweiger

Columbia CDCOL 5079 S (South Africa) - rear insert scan by Keith Schweiger

Columbia CDCOL 5079 S (South Africa) - CD scan by Keith Schweiger

Columbia CDCOL 5079 S (South Africa) - detail of CD, scan by Keith Schweiger

This release was made in R.S.A. (Republic of South Africa) by Artone on behalf of Sony Music/Columbia. It has a single folded card as the front insert and is dated 1996 on the rear insert and the CD.

Thanks to Keith Schweiger for information and scans.


Remastered CD Releases (2003 onwards)


"John Wesley Harding" - advance promo CD-R, Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment CH 90320 (USA), 18 Jun 2003:


Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment CH 90320 (USA) - promo insert scan by Hans Seegers
This CD-R for radio play only comes in a clear plastic wallet with a single-sided paper insert dated "6/18/2003". I assume because it was sent to radio stations the CD-R has only the CD layer of the hybrid SA-CD release below.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment CH 90320 (USA) - CD-R insert scan by Hans Seegers

"John Wesley Harding" - hybrid SA-CD release, Columbia CH 90320 (USA/Canada), 16 Sep 2003:


Columbia CH 90320 (USA/Canada) - front of digipak (my copy)

Columbia CH 90320 (USA/Canada) - hybrid SA-CD

Columbia CH 90320 (USA/Canada) - detail of hybrid SA-CD


Columbia CH 90320 (USA/Canada) - outside of digipak

This release is housed in a three-panel digipak and contains both a CD version and an SA-CD stereo version on the disc. There is no booklet. The outside of the digipak has an unpublished picture of Bob from 1968. The inside of the digipak includes Bob's sleeve notes. The SA-CD design reproduces the Columbia US "360º SOUND" stereo vinyl label used in 1968.

The copy illustrated was sourced from Canada, and has the same non-album-specific sticker on the outside of the shrink-wrap as the one illustrated for the 2003 SA-CD release of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan.


Columbia CH 90320 (USA/Canada) - inside of digipak


Columbia CH 90320 (USA/Canada) - detail of rear of digipak


"John Wesley Harding" - hybrid SA-CD release, Columbia 512347 6 (Europe), 16 Sep 2003:


Columbia 512347 6 (Europe) - front of digipak, scan by Manuel García Jara
This release comes in the same three-panel digipak as the US release with a different catalogue number and different copyright text. There is again no booklet. The disc was made in Austria.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Columbia 512347 6 (Europe) - hybrid SA-CD scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia 512347 6 (Europe) - rear of digipak, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia 512347 6 (Europe) - outside of digipak, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia 512347 6 (Europe) - detail of hybrid SA-CD, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia 512347 6 (Europe) - detail of hybrid SA-CD, scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia 512347 6 (Europe) - detail of rear of digipak, scan by Manuel García Jara


"John Wesley Harding" - hybrid SA-CD release, Sony Music MHCP 10007 (Japan), 19 Nov 2003:


Sony Music MHCP 10007 (Japan) - front of digipak with obi, scan by Wil Gielen
Thanks to Hans Seegers for information about the Japanese release, Sony Music MHCP 10007, which comes with a grey, red and white obi with black and white text and price ¥2,520 (¥2,400 before tax). The release date is "03-11-19" (19 Nov 2003). The original release date is "67-12-27" (27 Dec 1967, the bobdylan.com disputed release date) and the withdrawal date is 04-5-18" (18 May 2004).


Sony Music MHCP 10007 (Japan) - front of SA-CD insert, scan by Wil Gielen


Sony Music MHCP 10007 (Japan) - rear of SA-CD insert, scan by Wil Gielen


Sony Music MHCP 10007 (Japan) - obi scan by Wil Gielen

Sony Music MHCP 10007 (Japan) - front of digipak, scan by Wil Gielen

Sony Music MHCP 10007 (Japan) - rear of digipak with promo sticker, scan by Wil Gielen

Sony Music MHCP 10007 (Japan) - promo sticker on rear of digipak, scan by Wil Gielen

Sony Music MHCP 10007 (Japan) - hybrid SA-CD with promo text, scan by Wil Gielen

Sony Music MHCP 10007 (Japan) - detail of hybrid SA-CD with promo text, scan by Wil Gielen

There is an 20-page stapled booklet in English and Japanese, as well as a double-sided hybrid SA-CD insert in Japanese. The copy shown is a promo, with a yellow numbered promo sticker on the rear of the digipak, and the text "SAMPLE LOANED" in the clear centre of the CD itself.

Thanks to Wil Gielen for further information and scans.


"John Wesley Harding" - remastered CD releases, Columbia CK 92395 (USA/Canada), 1 Jun 2004/Columbia 512347 2 (Europe), 29 Mar 2004:


Columbia CK 92395 (Canada) - front with sticker, scan by Jack Guerreiro

This release at mid-price is in a standard jewel case and consists of the remastered CD layer only of the 2003 hybrid SA-CD release above.


Columbia CK 92395 (Canada) - front insert unfolded, scan by Jack Guerreiro

Columbia CK 92395 (Canada) - rear insert scan by Jack Guerreiro

Columbia CK 92395 (Canada) - CD scan by Jack Guerreiro

The front CD insert booklet includes pictures from the SA-CD booklet. The European release is made in Austria.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and to Jack Guerreiro for scans of the Canadian release.


"John Wesley Harding" - hybrid SA-CD release, Mobile Fidelity MFSA 2125 (USA), Apr 2013:


Mobile Fidelity MFSA 2125 (USA) - front picture from www.musicdirect.com
Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for finding this new hybrid SA-CD release. More information will be added when available.

"John Wesley Harding" - remastered CD release, Sony Music MHCP 374 (Japan), 18 Aug 2004:


Sony Music MHCP 374 (Japan) - front of card sleeve with top obi and sticker, picture from eil.com
The Japanese release comes in a card sleeve reproducing the LP sleeve with a top obi. Both the promo and the commercial releases have the "DYLAN ALIVE '04" silver sticker with black text on the cellophane sleeve.

The copy shown is a promo, with a numbered promo sticker on the rear of the card sleeve. It also has "SAMPLE LOANED" in red in the clear centre of the CD itself. The obi has price ¥1,890 (¥1,800 before tax) and release date "04-8-18" (18 Aug 2004). The original release date is shown as "67-12-27" (27 Dec 1967 - disputed by fans, see top of page) and the withdrawal date as "05-2-17" (17 Feb 2005). There is an insert which folds out to a larger size.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Wil Gielen for information and scans.


Sony Music MHCP 374 (Japan) - front of card sleeve, scan by Wil Gielen

Sony Music MHCP 374 (Japan) - rear of card sleeve, scan by Wil Gielen (promo copy)

Sony Music MHCP 374 (Japan) - top obi scan by Wil Gielen

Sony Music MHCP 374 (Japan) - detail of rear of card sleeve, scan by Wil Gielen (promo copy)

Sony Music MHCP 374 (Japan) - CD scan by Wil Gielen (promo copy)

Sony Music MHCP 374 (Japan) - detail of CD, scan by Wil Gielen (promo copy)

"John Wesley Harding'" - Blu-spec CD release, Sony Music SICP 20219 (Japan), 26 Aug 2009:


Sony Music SICP 20219 (Japan) - front of sealed copy, 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, currently sold in Japan only. 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 "09-8-26" (26 Aug 2009), the original release date as "67-12-27" (27 Dec 1967) and the withdrawal date as "10-2-25" (25 Feb 2010). 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 for information and scans.


Sony Music SICP 20219 (Japan) - rear of sealed copy, scan by Wil Gielen

"John Wesley Harding" - remastered CD release, Columbia/Sony Music 88697 51773 2/9 (NL), 20 Apr 2009:


Columbia/Sony Music 88697 51773 2/9 (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 2/9 (NL) - rear of card sleeve, scan by Tom Willems


Columbia/Sony Music 88697 51773 2/9 (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

"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 88691-92431-2 (USA/Europe) - front of CD box (my copy)


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312JK8 (USA)/Europe) - front of card sleeve (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312D9 (USA) - CD9 (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312D9 (USA) - detail of CD9 (my copy)

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

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312JK8 (USA)/Europe) - rear of card sleeve (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312-09 (Europe) - CD9 scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312-09 (Europe) - detail of CD9, scan by Manuel García Jara

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. 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. 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 "88691924312JK8" plus "DISC 9" (the numbers are now out of step because Blonde On Blonde has two CDs, "DISC 7" and "DISC 8"). The CDs are different in detail, the US John Wesley Harding CD has catalogue number "88691924312D9", whereas the European CD has catalogue number "88691924312-09". The European CD was 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 2013 remastered John Wesley Harding will be SICP 30480 - more details will be added when available (this album was not one of those released in Blu-spec CD2 format in 2013).

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.


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