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John Wesley Harding 1968
John Wesley Harding
(1968)

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.

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

Self Portrait 1970
Self Portrait
(1970)

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Revised 24 November, 2017.


Original US stereo LP, Columbia KCS 9825, 9 Apr 1969.

The front photograph is by Elliot Landy, taken not in Nashville, TN, but at Woodstock, NY. The front sleeve used in the USA and several other countries worldwide does not have the artist name or album title, just a Columbia or CBS logo at top left.

This album did not have a separate mono mix, but a mono version reduced from stereo was released outside the USA - for this see Mono Album Releases.

Tracklisting:

Side 1: Girl From The North Country (with Johnny Cash); Nashville Skyline Rag; To Be Alone With You; I Threw It All Away; Peggy Day

Side 2: Lay Lady Lay; One More Night; Tell Me That It Isn’t True; Country Pie; Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You.

For details of quadraphonic releases of Nashville Skyline with rarities, see below and 1974


Complete 35mm frame signed by Elliot Landy

This title is one of the fifteen Dylan albums released in Sep 2003 as a hybrid CD/SA-CD. This is playable both in stereo on an ordinary CD player and in enhanced stereo on an SA-CD player or a DVD player that also plays SA-CDs (Sony's higher range models all do this). Some titles are available in 5.1 surround sound, but not this one, despite the fact it was released in a quadraphonic mix in 1974 (see 1974). However, Lay, Lady, Lay was released by Mobile Fidelity in the USA in a 4.0 (quadraphonic) mix on a compilation SA-CD called The Collection: An Adventure In Sound in 2016. This 4.0 surround sound version of Lay, Lady, Lay is the original 1974 mix by Neil Wilburn, remastered by Steve Hoffman, and is reported to precede a 4.0 quadraphonic release of the album.

Three out-takes from this album have been officially released:

One Too Many Mornings - Bob and Johnny Cash duetting at the Nashville Skyline sessions in the 1969 film and video Johnny Cash: The Man = His World = His Music (R-0069, see VHS & DVD 1960s).

I Threw It All Away - an alternate take to the version on Nashville Skyline from the 1970 New Morning sessions appeared on the Sony Music Bob Dylan Custom Mix CD web-site, Apr 2003 (R-0606, see Online Performances (Other) ). An alternate take of the song also appears on The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait 1969-1971, Aug 2013, but not the same one as it was from the Nashville Skyline sessions in 1969.

Country Pie - an alternate take to the version on Nashville Skyline appears on The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait 1969-1971, Aug 2013.

Thanks to Gil Walker for news about a tape being auctioned on eBay that was recorded during the Nashville Skyline sessions at Columbia Recording Studios, Nashville, TN, 14 Feb 1969, with five out-takes of Lay, Lady, Lay and a previously uncirculating song Going To Chicago. This has been added to the Starlight in The East "G" page. It has different lyrics from Doc Watson's Going To Chicago Blues, so may be a Dylan original.

Thanks to Tim Dunn for information that this tape with five takes of Lay, Lady, Lay is part of what in 1993 were known as "The Lost Warehouse Tapes". These were between 2200 and 3000 reels of tape recorded between 1953 and 1971, discarded by Columbia and acquired by record producer Clark Enslin. Other recordings by Bob are known to be Mr. Bojangles (released on the 1973 Dylan album), Wild Thing, Blue Moon, Ring Of Fire and Take A Message To Mary.


124 West Houston Street, Greenwich Village, New York City
Thanks to Jeff Gold, Bruce Mulle and several others for news of 149 Dylan acetates from the Nashville Skyline/Self Portrait/New Morning era that were found in a New York building in West Houston Street, Greenwich Village, that was once rented by Bob as a studio. These have been named "The West Houston Street Acetates" and contain many unreleased versions of Dylan songs from the period. They will be listed in full on the 2014 page when time permits. For full details, see here.
Nashville Skyline acetate Side 1, scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca

Nashville Skyline acetate Side 2, scan by Jeff Gold, Record Mecca

The two discs shown above contain the Nashville Skyline album in a difference sequence from that released. The tracks are the final versions:

Side 1: Girl From The North Country (with Johnny Cash); Nashville Skyline Rag; One More Night (released on Side 2); I Threw It All Away; Peggy Day

Side 2: Lay Lady Lay; To Be Alone With You (released on Side 1); Tell Me That It Isn’t True; Country Pie; Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You.


Vinyl and Tape Releases


"Nashville Skyline" - promo and commercial stereo vinyl LPs, Columbia KCS 9825 (USA), 9 Apr 1969; Columbia PC 9825 (USA), mid -1970s; Columbia JC 9825 (USA), late 1970s, reissued 1983:

Columbia KCS 9825 (USA), 9 Apr 1969:


Columbia KCS 9825 (USA) - promo front with timing strip, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia KCS 9825 (USA) - detail of promo front, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia KCS 9825 (USA) - promo front timing strip, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia KCS 9825 (USA) - promo rear, scan by Gerd Rundel


Nashville Skyline - US Big Three Music Corporation music book, scan by Stuart Moore


Columbia KCS 9825 (USA) - commercial release front with olive green sticker, picture from www.eil.com

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Columbia KCS 9825 (USA) - olive green front sleeve sticker, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia KCS 9825 (USA) - detail of promo rear, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia KCS 9825 (USA) - Columbia inner sleeve, front scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia KCS 9825 (USA) - Columbia inner sleeve, rear scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia KCS 9825 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1969 release)


Columbia KCS 9825 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1969 release)


Columbia KCS 9825 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (1969 release with black text missing)

Columbia KCS 9825 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (1969 release - same as Gerd Rundel's copy)


Columbia KCS 9825 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1970s release)


Columbia KCS 9825 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1970s release)


Columbia KCS 9825 (USA) - detail of promo rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (compare with export copies below)

The promo LP shown has a radio station timing strip on the front sleeve. The original inner sleeve shows covers of contemporary Columbia albums with the title "The Sound of the Revolutionaries on Columbia Records". The record itself is a regular release with red Columbia "360° Sound" Stereo labels.

Gerd Rundel's copy has record matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM139756-1H (stamped), Side 2 - XSM 139757-1A (handwritten). Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen has a similar copy with matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM139756-1AB, Side 2 - XSM139757-1L. Sergio Mariano Romay has a copy with matrix numbers: Side 1 – XSM 139756 – 1C (handwritten), Side 2 – XSM 139757 – 1G (stamped). Stephen MacKinnon has a white label test pressing of the album with blank labels in a plain white sleeve. It has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM139756-1G, Side 2 - XSM139757-1F. The track timings are slightly different from the released album, but by no more than a second or two. Lars M. Banke has a copy with the black text missing on the Side 1 label.The Side 2 label is normal. The record of this copy also has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 139756 1G, Side 2 - XSM 139757 1F.

Gerd Rundel also has a copy with an identical sleeve but with later 1970s style record labels with the Columbia logos in a ring round the circumference (see label scans above right). This copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 139756-1B (handwritten), Side 2 - XSM139757-1K (stamped). Christopher Burton says: "I have a US pressing of Nashville Skyline with KCS 9825 on the cover and labels and with the first "Featuring Lay Lady Lay" sticker on the shrink-wrap. The stamped matrices are: Side 1 - XSM139756-1AB, Side 2 - XSM139757-1L (same as Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen's copy) but the labels are the later red ones with yellow "six-eye" Columbia writing around the edges, not the original "two-eye" 360° stereo sound labels. The front and rear cover photos also have noticeably less of a blue tinge than most of the other "Skyline" cover images on your site."

Columbia PC 9825 (USA), mid -1970s:
 

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Columbia KCS 9825/PC 9825 (USA) - orange front sticker, scan by Hans Seegers (mid 1970s release)

Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for the picture of a 1970 commercial release with a front sticker with the text "Featuring LAY LADY LAY". Thanks to Hans Seegers for scans of the stickers. The orange sticker is from a mid 1970s release of PC 9825, although it has "KCS 9825" on the sticker.

Columbia JC 9825 (USA), late 1970s, re-released 1983:
 

Columbia JC 9825 (USA) - front with "LAY LADY LAY" sticker, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (late 1970s release)
The album was released as Columbia JC 9825 in the late 1970s, without a barcode on the rear sleeve as shown, and reissued around 1983 with a barcode on the rear sleeve. The catalogue number on the front and rear sleeves is just "9825", but the spine and record labels have "JC 9825". The record of Jeremy Mayle's copy without the barcode has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM139756-3D, Side 2 - XSM139757-3A. There is also a stamped "Columbia NY" and a handwritten "T" on Side 2. Sergio Mariano Romay has a copy with a gold sticker on the front with "FEATURING LAY LADY LAY". The sleeve looks the same but the record labels are different from Jeremy's, similar to those of Gerd's Rundel's 1983 "JC 9825" release below. The record of Sergio's copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - X (crossed out) XSM139756-2F  7, Side 2 - XSM139757-2E.

Gerd Rundel has a copy with the same sleeve as Jeremy's with "PC 9825" on the album spine and record labels. This copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 139756-1B (handwritten), Side 2 - XSM139757-1K (stamped).


Columbia JC 9825 (USA) - front "LAY LADY LAY" sticker scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (late 1970s release)


Columbia JC 9825 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Jeremy Mayle (late 1970s release)


Columbia JC 9825 (USA) - rear scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (late 1970s release)


Columbia JC 9825 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Jeremy Mayle (late 1970s release - no barcode)


Columbia JC 9825 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Jeremy Mayle (late 1970s release)


Columbia JC 9825 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Jeremy Mayle (late 1970s release)


Columbia JC 9825 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (alternate late 1970s release)


Columbia JC 9825 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Jeremy Mayle (late 1970s release)


Columbia JC 9825 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (alternate late 1970s release)


Columbia JC 9825 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (alternate late 1970s release)


Columbia JC 9825 (USA) - front with "NICE PRICE" sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel (1983 release)

Columbia JC 9825 (USA) - front "NICE PRICE" sticker scan by Gerd Rundel (1983 release)


Columbia JC 9825 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Jeremy Mayle (late 1970s release)


Columbia PC 9825 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1980s release)


Columbia PC 9825 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1980s release)


Columbia PC 9825 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (early 1980s release)


Columbia JC 9825 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (1983 release)

Columbia JC 9825 (USA) - rear with barcode, scan by Gerd Rundel (1983 release)

Columbia JC 9825 (USA) - detail of rear with barcode, scan by Gerd Rundel (1983 release)


Columbia JC 9825 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1983 release)


Columbia JC 9825 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1983 release)


Columbia JC 9825 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1983 release)


Columbia JC 9825 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1983 release, late 1970s release is the same)


Columbia JC 9825 (USA) - detail of spine, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (late 1970s release)

Gerd Rundel has a copy of the 1983 release with a barcode on the rear sleeve. The spine has "PC 9825" while the record labels have "JC 9825". The front sleeve has a “THE NICE PRICE” sticker. The record labels differ from those of Jeremy Mayle's "JC 9825" release in three ways:

The record of this copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM139756-3AA (handwritten), Side 2 - XSM139757-2E (stamped).

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Ulf Gyllenspetz, Gerd Rundel, Jeremy Mayle and Lars M. Banke for information and scans. Thanks to Stuart Moore for the scan of the Big Three Music Corporation US sheet music for the album.


"Nashville Skyline" - stereo vinyl LP, "Mastersound" Half Speed Mastered release, Columbia HC 49825 (USA), 1981:

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Columbia HC 49825 (USA) - front scan by Hans Seegers
This specially-licensed Half Speed Master version in the "Mastersound" series was released in 1981. The sound quality is far superior to that of the normal stereo LP, and probably to that of the CD version before the SA-CD release in 2003! Thanks to Matthew Lutthans for correcting the information previously shown here that this LP was prepared by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab. He says: "Every Columbia half-speed I have is mastered by Vlado Meller at CBS, whereas almost any product coming from MFSL, even those released on Decca (for example Rolling Stones CDs) and Arts and Electronics classical releases, bear the credits, "Mobile Fidelity Sound" or "Mastered by Original Masteringworks." This label has only the text "CBS and Mastersound are trademarks of CBS Inc."
Columbia HC 49825 (USA) - rear scan by Renaud Depierreux (promo copy)


Columbia HC 49825 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Renaud Depierreux (promo copy)

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Columbia HC 49825 (USA) - front of "Mastersound" insert, scan by Rob Cole
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Columbia HC 49825 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Rob Cole

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Columbia HC 49825 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers

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Columbia HC 49825 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Rob Cole

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Columbia HC 49825 (USA) - reverse of "Mastersound" insert, scan by Rob Cole

Renaud Depierreux has a promo copy with a gold "Promotion - Not For Sale" stamp on the rear sleeve over the bar-code.

Thanks to Rob van Estrik for information, and to Hans Seegers, Rob Cole and Renaud Depierreux for scans.


"Nashville Skyline" - stereo vinyl LP, Sundazed remastered release, Columbia/Sundazed LP 5124 (USA), 2007:


Columbia/ Sundazed LP 5124 (USA) - front with sticker, scan by Patrick Helfrich
This stereo release was manufactured by Sundazed under licence from Columbia Records. Earlier releases from Sundazed were all in mono. The label is a reproduction of the original Columbia label above, with "SUNDAZED" below the catalogue number and "© 2007 SONY BMG" on the label edge.

Thanks to Robert Kornovich for information and photos and to Patrick Helfrich for scans of his sealed copy.


Columbia/ Sundazed LP 5124 (USA) - front sticker scan by Patrick Helfrich


Columbia/ Sundazed LP 5124 (USA) - rear scan by Patrick Helfrich


Columbia/ Sundazed LP 5124 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Patrick Helfrich
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Columbia/ Sundazed LP 5124 (USA) - Side 1 photo by Robert Kornovich
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Columbia/ Sundazed LP 5124 (USA) - Side 2 photo by Robert Kornovich

Columbia/ Sundazed LP 5124 (USA) - detail of Side 1, photo by Robert Kornovich

"Nashville Skyline" - 180gm stereo vinyl 2LP releases and test pressings, Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-424 (USA), 12 Feb 2014:

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-424 (USA)- test pressings:


Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-424 (USA) - picture from Music Direct web-site
Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for information about this 180gm heavyweight vinyl reissue, on two LPs playing at 45 rpm, released by Mobile Fidelity under licence from Columbia. Gerd Rundel has three 180gm RTI test pressings of the 2LP set. These test pressings were made by RTI (Record Technology Inc.) for Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs.
Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-424 (USA) - test pressing Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1), scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 1)


Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-424 (USA) - test pressing Side 2 (Record 1, Side 2), scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 1 - Side 4 is the same, as are Sides 2 and 4 of variants 2 and 3)


Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-424 (USA) - test pressing Side 3 (Record 2, Side 1), scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 1)


Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-424 (USA) - test pressing Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1), scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 1)


Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-424 (USA) - test pressing Side 3 (Record 2, Side 1), scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 2)


Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-424 (USA) - detail of front sleeve of test pressing Record 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 3)


Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-424 (USA) - test pressing Side 1 (Record 1, Side 1), scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 3)

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-424 (USA) - detail of front sleeve of test pressing Record 2, scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 3)


Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-424 (USA) - test pressing Side 3 (Record 2, Side 1), scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 3)

The first variant test pressing was made by RTI (Record Technology Inc.) for Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs. Sides 1 and 3 have generic RTI labels and are dated 29 Aug 2013. Sides 2 and 4 have plain white labels, as do both other listed variants. Each record comes in a plain black cut out sleeve. The records of this copy have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - MFSL 2-424 A2 plus 22359.1 (3), KW @ MoFi opposite, Side 2 - MFSL 2-424 B2 plus 22359.2 (3), KW @ MoFi opposite, Side 3 - MFSL 2-424 C2 plus 22359.3 (3), KW @ MoFi opposite, Side 4 - MFSL 2-424 D2 plus 22359.4 (3), KW @ MoFi opposite. In the matrix numbers, “KW” means that the records were mastered by Krieg Wunderlich of Mobile Fidelity.

Each record of the second test pressing also comes in a plain black cut out sleeve. Sides 1 and 3 have generic RTI labels and are dated 12 Feb 2014 while Sides 2 and 4 have plain white labels. The matrix numbers on the RTI labels are wrongly mistitled “MFLS 2-424-2”, “MFSL 2-424-2” would be correct. The handwritten matrix numbers are exactly the same as those listed for the records of the first variant.

Each record of the third test pressing comes in a plain white sleeve with a sticker at front top left. Sides 1 and 3 again have generic RTI labels while Sides 2 and 4 again have plain white labels. This test pressing is undated but must be later than 12 Feb 2014 because the matrix numbers on the labels are now correct. The records of this copy have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - MFSL 2-424 A2 plus 23748.1 (3), KW @ MoFi opposite, Side 2 - MFSL 2-424 B2 plus 23748.2 (3), KW @ MoFi opposite, Side 3 - MFSL 2-424 C2 plus 23748.3 (3), KW @ MoFi opposite, Side 4 - MFSL 2-424 D2 plus 23748.4 (3), KW @ MoFi opposite.

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-424 (USA)- commercial release:


Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-424 (USA) - front photo by Roger Billings

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-424 (USA) - rear of gatefold sleeve, photo by Roger Billings

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-424 (USA) - front of Mobile Fidelity catalogue, photo by Roger Billings

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-424 (USA) - rear of Mobile Fidelity catalogue, photo by Roger Billings

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-424 (USA) - detail of inner sleeve, photo by Roger Billings

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-424 (USA) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, photo by Roger Billings

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-424 (USA) - Side 1 photo by Roger Billings

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-424 (USA) - inside of gatefold sleeve, photo by Roger Billings

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-424 (USA) - inside of Mobile Fidelity catalogue, photo by Roger Billings

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-424 (USA) - Side 2 photo by Roger Billings

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-424 (USA) - Side 3 photo by Roger Billings

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-424 (USA) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, photo by Roger Billings (# 002792)

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-424 (USA) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, photo by Roger Billings

Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-424 (USA) - Side 4 photo by Roger Billings


Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-424 (USA) - detail of rear of gatefold sleeve, photo by Roger Billings (# 002792)

The records of this commercial copy in a gatefold sleeve have the same handwritten matrix numbers as the third test pressing: Side 1 - MFSL 2-424 A2 plus 23748.1 (3), KW @ MoFi opposite, Side 2 - MFSL 2-424 B2 plus 23748.2 (3), KW @ MoFi opposite, Side 3 - MFSL 2-424 C2 plus 23748.3 (3), KW @ MoFi opposite, Side 4 - MFSL 2-424 D2 plus 23748.4 (3), KW @ MoFi opposite. The copy shown is # 002792.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel and Roger Billings for information and pictures.


"Nashville Skyline" - stereo vinyl LP releases, Columbia KCS 9825 (USA for export to Denmark and Sweden), 1969:


Columbia KCS 9825 (USA for Sweden) - front with "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke

Lars M. Banke has a copy of the US release KCS 9825 bought in Denmark that has had the "Columbia" logo replaced by "CBS". The record has US red labels with three logos - there is a shaped red sticker with the CBS logo covering "COLUMBIA". On the front sleeve Lars' copy has a silver foil "CBS" sticker over "Columbia" - it has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM139756-1F, Side 2 - XSM139757-1G. Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen has a copy also bought in Denmark with different stickers - it has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM139756-1AB, Side 2 - XSM139757-1AF.

Lars M. Banke also has a copy of the US release KCS 9825 bought in Sweden that again has had the "Columbia" logo removed and replaced by "CBS". On the front and rear sleeves this copy has red shaped "CBS" stickers over "Columbia". On the record labels there is a similarly shaped sticker over "Columbia" on each side.


CBS KCS 9825 (USA for Denmark) - detail of front with silver foil "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke


CBS KCS 9825 (USA for Denmark) - Side 1 with "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke


CBS KCS 9825 (USA for Denmark) - detail of Side 1 with shaped red "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke


CBS KCS 9825 (USA for Denmark) - detail of front with "CBS" sticker, scan by
Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (alternate copy)


CBS KCS 9825 (USA for Denmark) - detail of rear with "CBS" sticker, scan by
Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (alternate copy)


CBS KCS 9825 (USA for Denmark) - Side 1 with ring-shaped sticker scan by
Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (alternate copy)


CBS KCS 9825 (USA for Denmark) - Side 2 with ring-shaped sticker scan by
Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (alternate copy)


Columbia KCS 9825 (USA for Sweden) - detail of front with "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke


Columbia KCS 9825 (USA for Sweden) - rear with "CBS" sticker, partial scan by Lars M. Banke


Columbia KCS 9825 (USA for Sweden) - detail of rear with "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke


Columbia KCS 9825 (USA for Sweden) - Side 1 with "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke


Columbia KCS 9825 (USA for Denmark) - detail of rear with three instances of "Columbia" partially erased, scan by
Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (alternate copy)


Columbia KCS 9825 (USA for Sweden) - front with "Columbia" obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke
Lars M. Banke has a second copy of the US release KCS 9825 bought in Sweden that this time has had the "Columbia" logos on the front and rear sleeves obscured with black marker pen. The Columbia information at the bottom of the rear sleeve is not obscured. On the record labels there is a shaped grey "CBS" sticker over "Columbia" on Side 2 only, although on Side 1 glue marks can be seen where the sticker has been removed (or fallen off). The copy below has the same stickers, so the Side 1 label with sticker would have been the same as shown.


Columbia KCS 9825 (USA for Sweden) - detail of front with "Columbia" obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke


Columbia KCS 9825 (USA for Sweden) - rear with "Columbia" obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia KCS 9825 (USA for Sweden) - detail of rear with "Columbia" obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia KCS 9825 (USA for Sweden) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (sticker lost)


Columbia KCS 9825 (USA for Sweden) - detail of Side 2 with sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke


Columbia KCS 9825 (USA for Sweden) - Side 2 with sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia KCS 9825 (USA for Sweden) - front with "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia KCS 9825 (USA for Sweden) - front "CBS" sticker scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia KCS 9825 (USA for Sweden) - rear with "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia KCS 9825 (USA for Sweden) - rear "CBS" sticker scan by Lars M. Banke


Columbia KCS 9825 (USA for Sweden) - Side 1 with sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)


Columbia KCS 9825 (USA for Sweden) - Side 2 with sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)

Lars M. Banke has a third copy of the US release KCS 9825 bought in Sweden that this time has had the "Columbia" logos on the front and rear sleeves obscured with grey/white "CBS" stickers. The Columbia information at the bottom of the rear sleeve is again not obscured. On the record labels there are the same shaped grey "CBS" stickers over "Columbia" on both sides this time.


CBS KCS 9825 (USA for Denmark) - front with silver foil "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke

Lars M. Banke has located a fourth export copy variant (to Denmark) with a silver foil "CBS" sticker on the front sleeve. His first copy had no grey CBS sticker on the rear sleeve covering the Columbia logo. This new variant has a similar sticker to the one on Rene’s copy. On both Lars' copies the word "Columbia" is not erased the three times that it is mentioned at the bottom of the rear sleeve. However, this time there is a CBS sticker on the inner sleeve covering "Columbia"! The matrix numbers are the same as those for Lars' first copy: Side 1 - XSM139756-1F, Side 2 - XSM139757-1G. This one was definitely exported to Denmark as the small FONA sticker in the bottom of the right corner of the rear sleeve indicates that it was sold in a FONA shop. FONA is the name of a still existing Danish music retail chain. On the record labels there are shaped red shaped "CBS" sticker over "Columbia" on both sides.


CBS KCS 9825 (USA for Denmark) - detail of front with silver foil "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke


CBS KCS 9825 (USA for Denmark) - rear with "CBS" and "FONA" stickers, scan by Lars M. Banke


CBS KCS 9825 (USA for Denmark) - detail of rear with grey "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke

CBS KCS 9825 (USA for Denmark) - detail of rear with "FONA" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke

CBS KCS 9825 (USA for Denmark) - detail of inner sleeve with grey "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke

CBS KCS 9825 (USA for Denmark) - Side 1 with shaped red "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke

CBS KCS 9825 (USA for Denmark) - Side 2 with shaped red "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke

Thanks to Lars M. Banke and Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen for information and scans.


"Nashville Skyline" - stereo vinyl LPs, Columbia KCS 9825 (USA for export to Australia), 1969:


Columbia KCS 9825 (USA for export to Australia) - front with "Columbia" obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia KCS 9825 (USA for export to Australia) - detail of front with "Columbia" obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia KCS 9825 (USA for export to Australia) - rear with "Columbia" obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia KCS 9825 (USA for export to Australia) - detail of rear with "Columbia" obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia KCS 9825 (USA for export to Australia) - Side 1 with ring shaped sticker hiding "Columbia" logos, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia KCS 9825 (USA for export to Australia) - Side 2 with ring shaped sticker hiding "Columbia" logos, scan by Lars M. Banke


Columbia KCS 9825 (USA for export to Australia) - detail of rear with "Columbia" obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke

This copy is unusual because it was found in Australia rather than Northern Europe! Every occurrence of "Columbia" on the front and rear sleeve has been blacked out with marker pen, and the record labels have black ring-shaped stickers hiding the ring of Columbia logos. This is an early pressing - the record of the copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM139756-1E, Side 2 - XSM139757-1K.

Thanks to Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


"Nashville Skyline" - stereo vinyl LP release, Columbia PC 9825 (USA for export to Sweden), mid-1970s:


Columbia PC 9825 (USA for Sweden) - front with gold sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia PC 9825 (USA for Sweden) - front gold sticker scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia PC 9825 (USA for Sweden) - rear with gold sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia PC 9825 (USA for Sweden) - rear gold sticker scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia PC 9825 (USA for Sweden) - Side 1 with gold ring-shaped sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia PC 9825 (USA for Sweden) - Side 2 with gold ring-shaped sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke

Lars M. Banke has a copy of the US mid-1970s release Columbia PC 9825 again bought in Sweden that this time has had the "Columbia" logos on the front and rear sleeves obscured with gold stickers. The Columbia information at the bottom of the rear sleeve is again not obscured. The record labels have gold ring-shaped stickers covering the ring of Columbia logos. The record of the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM139756-1E (stamped), Side 2 - XSM139757-2D (handwritten).

Thanks to Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


"Nashville Skyline" - stereo reel-to reel tape, Columbia HC 1151 (USA), Apr 1969:

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Columbia HC 1151 (USA) - box front scan by Hans Seegers
This album was also released on reel-to-reel tape, in 4-track stereo running at 3¾" per second. All tracks are the standard stereo album versions. It came in a hinged box made of black card with a printed wraparound label with the album artwork on the front, spine and rear, and a separate white label with black text on the box top.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Steven Fant for information and scans.

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Columbia HC 1151 (USA) - box rear scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia HC 1151 (USA) - tape scan by Steven Fant


Columbia HC 1151 (USA) - box spine scan by Steven Fant


Columbia HC 1151 (USA) - top of box, scan by Steven Fant


"Nashville Skyline" - stereo 4-track tape cartridge, Columbia 14 HO 0670 (USA), Apr 1969:


Columbia 14 HO 0670 (USA) - top of tape cartridge, scan by Manuel García Jara
This is a very rare item! 4-track was a short-lived continuous tape format, quickly superseded by 8-track. It has only two "programs" per tape instead of four as in the 8-track format (see below). The cartridge is in green plastic with two paper labels.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Columbia 14 HO 0670 (USA) - underside of tape cartridge, scan by Manuel García Jara

"Nashville Skyline" - stereo 8-track tape cartridge, Columbia 18 HO 0670 (USA), Apr 1969:


Columbia 18 HO 0670 (USA) - top of tape cartridge, scan by Manuel García Jara
On these 8-track stereo releases the track running order has been rearranged to make the four programmes of approximately equal length. The cartridge is in red plastic with two paper labels.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Columbia 18 HO 0670 (USA) - underside of tape cartridge, scan by Manuel García Jara

"Nashville Skyline" - stereo cassette releases, Columbia 16 HO 0670 (USA), before 1971; Columbia JCT 00670 (USA), late 1970s; Columbia PCT 9825 (USA), 1980s:

Columbia 16 HO 0670 (USA), before 1971:


Columbia 16 HO 0670 (USA) - cassette insert scan by Steven Fant


Columbia 16 HO 0670 (USA) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Steven Fant


Columbia 16 HO 0670 (USA) - cassette Side 1 scan by Steven Fant


Columbia 16 HO 0670 (USA) - cassette Side 2 scan by Steven Fant


Columbia 16 HO 0670 (USA) - end of cassette case scan by Steven Fant

Columbia 16 HO 0670 was the first US cassette release, before 1971. It has a light grey cassette with white paper labels. There is a white label with purple text on the end of the black cassette case.

Columbia JCT 00670 (USA), late 1970s:


Columbia JCT 00670 (USA) - cassette insert scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia JCT 00670 (USA) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia JCT 00670 (USA) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia JCT 00670 (USA) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia JCT 00670 dates from the late 1970s, 1978 at the earliest as it includes details of Bob Dylan At Budokan on the inside of the insert, which is the same size as the previous insert. It has a light grey cassette with black text printed directly on to it, there are no paper labels.

Columbia PCT 9825 (USA), 1980s (two releases):


Columbia PCT 9825 (USA) - cassette insert scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1980s release)

The two releases of Columbia PCT 9825 date from the 1980s. The inserts have a barcode and the cassettes have Dolby noise reduction. The first 1980s cassette is again light grey with black text printed directly on to it, there are no paper labels. The second 1980s release (probably from the late 1980s) has a transparent smoked grey cassette with the same text except in white, there are again no paper labels. The only difference between the inserts is the format of the barcode, on the second release it has two hyphens.


Columbia PCT 9825 (USA) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1980s release)


Columbia PCT 9825 (USA) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1980s release)


Columbia PCT 9825 (USA) - cassette insert scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1980s release)

Columbia PCT 9825 (USA) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1980s release)

Columbia PCT 9825 (USA) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1980s release)

Thanks to Steven Fant and Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"Nashville Skyline" - promo and commercial stereo vinyl LPs, Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada), 9 Apr 1969 (two releases), re-released 1970, 1970s; Columbia WKCS 9825 (Canada), 1980s:

Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada), 9 Apr 1969 (two releases):


Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1969 release)
The 1969 Canadian release comes in the same sleeve as the US release with differences only on the rear as shown below. The record labels of this first release are the label style no longer used in the USA with the "STEREO"/"360° SOUND"/arrows logo in black instead of white. They also have "NONBREAKABLE" to the left of the centre hole and "PRINTED IN CAN." at the bottom.
Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (1969 and 1970 releases)


Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1969 release)


Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1969 and 1970 releases)


Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1969 release, smaller artist/album titles, song titles centred)


Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1969 release, second 1969 release has the same text)


Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1969 release)


Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Augie Krater (second 1969 release, larger artist/album titles, song titles left aligned)


Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Augie Krater (second 1969 release)


Columbia KCS 9825 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (compare with Canadian copies)


Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Augie Krater (1969 release - US sleeve with New York address and "Printed in U.S.A." obscured, see above for comparison)

Augie Krater has a different 1969 copy in what appears to be a US sleeve with the New York address and "Printed in U.S.A." obscured at the bottom of the rear. The record still has labels with the "STEREO"/"360° SOUND"/arrows logo in black, but the artist name and album title are in larger text. Also, the song titles are left aligned instead of centred and "NONBREAKABLE" is missing. The record of this copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 139756, Side 2 - XSM 139757-2. Additionally, there is a handwritten "GT" on both sides, some distance after the matrices.

Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada), 1970:


Columbia KCS 9825 (US/Canada) - inner sleeve front scan by Gerd Rundel (1970 release)

Columbia KCS 9825 (US/Canada) - inner sleeve rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1970 release)

Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1970 release, "STEREO"/arrows logo in white, song titles centred)

Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1970 release, "STEREO"/arrows logo in white, song titles centred, longer circumference text, "COLUMBIA RECORDS OF CANADA")

Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1970 release, "STEREO"/arrows logo in white, song titles centred)


Columbia KCS 9825 (US/Canada) - detail of inner sleeve front, scan by Gerd Rundel (1970 release - US details)


Columbia KCS 9825 (US/Canada) - detail of inner sleeve rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1970 release - "Printed in U.S.A.")

Gerd Rundel has a 1970 copy in the same sleeve as Manuel's 1969 copy. It comes in a Columbia US inner sleeve, dated 1970 at rear bottom left. The record now has labels with the "STEREO"/"360° SOUND"/arrows logo in white, but otherwise the details in black text are the same as Augie Krater's second 1969 copy, with the artist name and album title in larger text, the song titles left aligned and "NONBREAKABLE" missing. The label circumference text is now completely different and much longer. The record of this copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 139756, Side 2 - XSM 139757.

Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada), mid-1970s:

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Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada) - front sleeve with sticker, scan by Hans Seegers (mid-1970s release)

The later 1970s release has a sticker promoting Lay, Lady, Lay on the front sleeve and record labels with Columbia logos in a ring round the circumference with "MANUFACTURED BY CBS RECORDS CANADA LTD." at the bottom. All the US information is obscured at the bottom of the rear sleeve and Canadian information is printed on the bottom edge. Columbia Records of Canada Ltd. was renamed CBS Records Canada Ltd. in late 1976, so this release is after then.
Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (1970s release - "LITHO IN CANADA" on spine)

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Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada) - front sleeve sticker, scan by Hans Seegers (mid-1970s release)

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Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (mid-1970s release)

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Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (mid-1970s release, larger artist/album titles, song titles centred)


Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (mid-1970s release)


Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (mid-1970s release - "CBS RECORDS CANADA")

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Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (mid-1970s release)


Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1970s release - all US info obscured, Canadian info on bottom edge - "CBS RECORDS CANADA" partly cut off)

Columbia WKCS 9825 (Canada), 1980s:


Columbia WKCS 9825 (Canada) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

The 1980s release has a new catalogue number, "WKCS 9825". The sleeve of the copy shown is still in the original shrink-wrap and has an English/French "THE NICE PRICE"/"Á JOLI PRIX" sticker on the front as well as a record store sticker. The sleeve has "LITHO IN CANADA" on the spine. All the US info is obscured at the bottom of the rear sleeve and the Canadian information printed below is now fully visible. The record again has labels with Columbia logos in a ring round the circumference. The copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - "XSM-139756-1H-2H,D,K,L"; Side 2 - "XSM-139757-1H-2HD:".


Columbia WKCS 9825 (Canada) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Columbia WKCS 9825 (Canada) - detail of front with stickers, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Columbia WKCS 9825 (Canada) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Columbia WKCS 9825 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Columbia WKCS 9825 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Columbia WKCS 9825 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)

Columbia WKCS 9825 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release - "CBS RECORDS CANADA")

Columbia WKCS 9825 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release)


Columbia WKCS 9825 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1980s release - all US info obscured, Canadian info on bottom now fully visible - "CBS RECORDS CANADA")

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


"Nashville Skyline" - stereo vinyl LP release, Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada for export), 1970s:


Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada for export) - front with sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada for export) - front sticker scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada for export) - rear with sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada for export) - rear sticker scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada for export) - Side 1 with black ring-shaped sticker obscuring Columbia logos, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada for export) - Side 2 with black ring-shaped sticker obscuring Columbia logos, scan by Lars M. Banke


Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada for export) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (1970s release - all US info obscured, Canadian info on bottom fully visible - "CBS RECORDS CANADA")

Similar to the US export copies above, Lars M. Banke has a copy of the 1970s Canadian release KCS 9825 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 again not obscured. On the record labels there are black ring-shaped stickers over the ring of "Columbia" logos.


Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada for export) - front with stickers, scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)

Lars M. Banke has a second copy of the 1970s Canadian release KCS 9825 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 rear sleeve 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 139766 – 1A 2 H, D, K, L, Side 2 - XSM 139767 1A 2HD.


Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada for export) - front gold sticker scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)

Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada for export) - front blue sticker scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)

Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada for export) - rear with stickers, scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)

Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada for export) - rear gold sticker scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)

Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada for export) - rear blue sticker scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)

Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada for export) - Side 1 with gold ring-shaped sticker obscuring Columbia logos, scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)

Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada for export) - Side 2 with gold ring-shaped sticker obscuring Columbia logos, scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)

Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada for export) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (third copy)

Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada for export) - detail of front with "Columbia" obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (third copy)

Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada for export) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (third copy)

Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada for export) - detail of rear with "Columbia" obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (third copy)

Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada for export) - Side 1 with Columbia logos obscured with black marker pen, scan by Lars M. Banke (third copy)

Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada for export) - Side 2 with Columbia logos obscured with black marker pen, scan by Lars M. Banke (third copy)


Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada for export) - detail of rear with two instances of "Columbia" obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke (third copy)

The third export copy was bought in Sweden and has no stickers on the sleeve. The instances of "Columbia" have been obscured with black marker pen on the front and rear sleeve, and the ring of "Columbia" logos on the record labels has been roughly blacked out with thick marker pen. The record has very hard to read handwritten matrix numbers are: Side 1 - XSM-137756 III 2-HD, Side 2 - XSM-137757 2HD.


Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada for export) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth copy)

Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada for export) - detail of front, scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth copy)

Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada for export) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth copy)

Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada for export) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth copy)

Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada for export) - Side 1 with white ring-shaped sticker obscuring Columbia logos, scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth copy)

Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada for export) - Side 2 with white ring-shaped sticker obscuring Columbia logos, scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth copy)


Columbia KCS 9825 (Canada for export) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth copy)

This fourth Canadian export copy of “Nashville Skyline” bought in Sweden is different from the ones already on the website as this one has white ring-shaped stickers on the labels. "Columbia" is obscured with black marker pen, once on the front sleeve and twice on the rear sleeve. The record of this copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM – 139756 1H – 2H [unreadable], Side 2- XSM – 139757 1H - 2HD.

Thanks to Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


"Nashville Skyline" - stereo cassette releases, Columbia 16 HO 0670 (Canada), before 1971; Columbia WCT 9825 (Canada), 1980s:

Columbia 16 HO 0670 (Canada), before 1971:


Columbia 16 HO 0670 (Canada) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel

This is the first Canadian stereo cassette release of this album. The text “A Product Of Columbia Records Of Can. Ltd.” is printed on both the insert and the cassette labels, but the cassette itself was “MADE IN U.S.A.” as stamped into the Side 2 case at top right. The cassette is light grey with white paper labels. The reverse of the insert is blank.


Columbia 16 HO 0670 (Canada) - detail of cassette Side 2, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia 16 HO 0670 (Canada) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia 16 HO 0670 (Canada) - detail of cassette Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia 16 HO 0670 (Canada) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel

There must have been 1970s Canadian releases of this album on cassette!

Columbia WCT 9825 (Canada), 1980s:


Columbia WCT 9825 (Canada) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia WCT 9825 (Canada) - detail of outside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia WCT 9825 (Canada) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia WCT 9825 (Canada) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia WCT 9825 (Canada) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel

The 1980s release has an insert with a barcode on the outside. The insert has text in English and French on the outside and inside. The catalogue number is now WCT 9825. The chrome cassette has a black case with silver text printed directly on to it, there are no paper labels.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"Nashville Skyline" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS S 63601 (UK), 9 May 1969, reissued 1970s; CBS 32675 (UK), 1980s:
For the UK mono album, see Mono Album Releases.

CBS S 63601 (UK) - 1969 test pressing:


CBS S 63601 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Nigel Harrison (Emidisc test pressing)
This Emidisc test pressing made for CBS UK has white generic labels with handwritten text. The disc comes in a plain sleeve without documentation.
CBS S 63601 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Nigel Harrison (Emidisc test pressing)

CBS S 63601 (UK) - 1969 releases:

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CBS S 63601 (UK) - front (Upton Printing Group version, my copy)


CBS S 63601 (UK) - detail of front, (Upton Printing Group version)


CBS S 63601 (UK) - detail of front, (Quality Stationery Limited version), scan by Sergio Mariano Romay


CBS S 63601 (UK) - detail of front, (Quality Stationery Limited version), scan by Henry V. Bell


Nashville Skyline music book, front scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Nashville Skyline music book, inside page scan by Sergio Mariano Romay


CBS S 63601 (UK) - detail of rear, (Quality Stationery Limited version), scan by Henry V. Bell


CBS S 63601 (UK) - detail of rear, (second Quality Stationery Limited version), scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (no "Stereo" sticker)

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CBS S 63601 (UK) - rear with gold foil "Stereo" sticker (Upton Printing Group version)

CBS S 63601 (UK) - detail of rear with gold foil "Stereo" sticker (Upton Printing Group version)

CBS S 63601 (UK) - 1969 flyer for album, scan by Henry V. Bell

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CBS UK 1969 inner sleeve - front (my copy)

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CBS UK 1969 inner sleeve - rear (my copy)

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CBS S 63601 (UK) - Side 1 (my copy - track 1 on two lines)


CBS S 63601 (UK) - detail of Side 1 (my copy - "Blossom Music"/"B. Feldman")


CBS S 63601 (UK) - detail of Side 1 (first release, second release is similar)

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CBS S 63601 (UK) - Side 2 (my copy)


CBS S 63601 (UK) - detail of Side 2 (all tracks "B. Feldman")


CBS S 63601 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (second release - track 1 on one line)

CBS S 63601 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (second release - "Kinney Music"/"Big Ben Music")


CBS S 63601 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (second release)


CBS S 63601 (UK) - detail of Side 2, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (second release - "B. Feldman"/"Big Ben Music")

This stereo album came in two alternative generic mono/stereo sleeves printed by the Upton Printing Group and Quality Stationery Limited respectively. The catalogue number is just shown as 63601 - on the front of the Upton version sleeve it's above the CBS logo, and on the QSL version sleeve it's below the CBS logo. Both my Upton copy and Henry V. Bell's QSL copy have a hexagonal gold foil "STEREO" sticker next to the top rear CBS logo. Both Upton and QSL rear sleeves have the catalogue number below the CBS logo.

The Upton record itself is in a generic paper sleeve (see below), and has orange CBS labels with catalogue number "S 63601". It has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG 63601 A1, Side 2 - SBPG 63601 B2. Henry V. Bell's QSL copy has the same record labels with stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG 63601 A2, Side 2 - SBPG 63601 B1. Sergio Mariano Romay's possibly later QSL copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - S 63601 A3, Side 2 - SBPG 63601 B2.The text on the bottom edges of the rear sleeves differs as follows:

Thanks to Sergio Mariano Romay for scans of the front and contents page of the UK Nashville Skyline music book. Also shown above is a flyer for the album distributed by CBS to record shops - this was acquired by Henry V. Bell when he worked at Shear's Records in Belfast in 1969.


CBS S 63601 (UK) - detail of rear (Upton Printing Group version)


CBS S 63601 (UK) - detail of rear (Quality Stationery Limited version), scan by Henry V. Bell


CBS S 63601 (UK) - detail of rear (second Quality Stationery Limited version but without printer name), scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

My copy's paper inner sleeve is generic, and contains details of current CBS albums including The Byrds, Simon & Garfunkel, Blood Sweat & Tears, and Leonard Cohen. The reverse of the inner sleeve is interesting in that it contains an eight point propaganda piece about buying music on vinyl records. At the time the only serious alternative to vinyl was 8-track cassettes, which were much more prevalent in the USA than in the UK. The "Compact Cassette" medium had not yet become established. The rear sleeve has the then CBS postal address of CBS Records, 28/30 Theobalds Road, London WC1. Henry V. Bell points out the sleeve actually shows Nashville Skyline, and also has albums with later catalogue numbers, so may not have been printed at the release date of the album. His copy has a plain white sleeve. However, as far as I can remember, I bought the album on the day it came out or very soon afterwards!

The record of my copy has orange CBS labels. Track 1 “GIRL OF THE NORTH COUNTRY (with JOHNNY CASH)" listed on two lines on the Side 1 label. The tracks on Side 1 are credited to Blossom Music and B. Feldman, and on the Side 2 label they're all credited to B. Feldman. The catalogue numbers under the song credits are "63601 A" and "63601 B".

Gerd Rundel points out that all the listed UK releases have "Girl Of The North Country" on the Side 1 label. All other countries have "Girl From The North Country" on the Side 1 label! The song title is listed as "Girl From The North Country" on the rear sleeve, which is the same as on the front and rear sleeve plus the Side 1 record label of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan. bobdylan.com and the various lyrics books. Some commentators have expressed their preference for "Girl Of The North Country" because she still lives there, but if she were the "Girl From The North Country" she would now live somewhere else!

Crispin Ollington has a copy with the Upton sleeve, a plain white inner sleeve, and matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG 63601 A1 (the "S" is handwritten), Side 2 - SBPG 63601 B1 (the "S" is handwritten). It does not have a gold foil "STEREO" sticker on the rear sleeve, nor is there a mark on the sleeve when one could have been. This may therefore be the earliest UK pressing.

Sergio Mariano Romay's copy has a mono/stereo sleeve printed by QSL that has no sign of having had a stereo sticker on the rear. The printer name is missing at bottom right of the rear sleeve. The inner sleeve is a transparent plastic bag inside a paper bag that has holes on each side that allows the record labels to be seen. One side is shaped at the top opening edge. the front side has blue printed text warning of the danger of plastic bags. The record has orange CBS labels with catalogue number “S 63601”.  The Side 1 label has the listing of songs in five lines in place of six, because “GIRL OF THE NORTH COUNTRY (with JOHNNY CASH)" is printed on one line instead of two. The music credits to the right of the central hole are now to Kinney Music and Big Ben Music. The Side 2 label has the same song listing as my copy but to the right of the central hole only song 1 is credited to B. Feldman and the rest are credited to Big Ben Music. The catalogue numbers under the song credits are now "S 63601 A" and "S 63601 B".

CBS S 63601 (UK) - three 1970s releases:


CBS S 63601 (UK) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (first and second mid 1970s releases - "63601" below CBS logo)


CBS S 63601 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (first and second mid 1970s releases - "63601" below CBS logo)


CBS S 63601 (UK) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid 1970s release)


CBS S 63601 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid 1970s release)


CBS S 63601 (UK) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid 1970s release)


CBS S 63601 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid 1970s release - "CB|271" and "54" in a circle below catalogue number)


CBS S 63601 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid 1970s release - "Kinney Music"/"Big Ben Music"/"B. Feldman")


CBS S 63601 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid 1970s release)


CBS S 63601 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid 1970s release - "Big Ben Music"/"B. Feldman")


CBS S 63601 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid 1970s release - "Kinney Music"/"Big Ben Music", no "Feldman")


CBS S 63601 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid 1970s release)


CBS S 63601 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid 1970s release - all tracks "Big Ben Music")


CBS S 63601 (UK) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release - "63601" above CBS logo)


CBS S 63601 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release - all tracks "Warner Bros Music")


CBS S 63601 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release)


CBS S 63601 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release - all tracks "Warner Bros Music")


CBS S 63601 (UK) - Side 1 photocopy by Paul Shenton (second mid 1970s release - all text missing!)


CBS S 63601 (UK) - Side 2 photocopy by Paul Shenton (second mid 1970s release - all tracks "Big Ben Music", same as Gerd Rundel's copy)


CBS S 63601 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid 1970s release - no printer name)


CBS S 63601 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid 1970s release - no printer name, "LC|149" in capsule at bottom right)

The record of the first mid 1970s release now has orange/yellow CBS labels (this style was introduced in the UK with The Basement Tapes in 1975). The rear sleeve has no printer information at bottom right. The catalogue number "63601" on the front sleeve is below the CBS logo, this may indicate it was printed by the Upton Printing Group. The record of the first mid-1970s copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - S 63601 A1, Side 2 - SBPG 63601 B2. The songs are now credited to Kinney Music, Big Ben Music and B. Feldman, not the same as on Sergio's orange label copy above, and on both labels it states that as from 1st January 1972 the titles that are now assigned to Big Ben Music will no longer be controlled by B. Feldman.

On what appears to be a second mid-1970s copy the front sleeve looks the same as that of the first 1970s release with “63601” below the CBS logo. The rear sleeve is definitely later and has different text below the CBS logo at top right and has “LC 0149” in a capsule at bottom right. The record labels are completely different in layout, and songs are now credited to just Kinney Music and Big Ben Music, there is no mention of B. Feldman. The record of the second mid-1970s copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - S 63601 A3, Side 2 - SBPG 63601 B2. Surprisingly the definitely earlier record (because of the writer credits and matrix numbers) came in the definitely later sleeve (because of the extra codes at top and bottom right on the rear) and vice-versa, so there must have been considerable crossover of releases at this time. Paul Shenton has a copy of this release where all the black text on Side 1 is missing! The Side 2 label is the same as that of Gerd Rundel's second mid-1970s copy.

The record of the late 1970s release again has orange/yellow CBS labels with a different text layout. The catalogue number "63601" on the front sleeve is above the CBS logo, this may indicate it was printed by Quality Stationery Limited (see 1969 examples above), although again there is no printer information on the rear sleeve (scan required). All songs are now credited to "Warner Bros Music". I need a close-up of the front top left hand corner!

CBS S 63601 (UK) - late 1970s/early 1980s:


CBS S 63601 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s/early 1980s release)

This release dates from the late 1970s or very early 1980s. The sleeve is the same as the already listed second mid 1970s release. The record labels look the same as Manuel's late 1970s copy except for the CBS copyright on the bottom. The copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS 63601 A4, Side 2 - CBS 63601 B4.


CBS S 63601 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s/early 1980s release)

CBS S 63601 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s/early 1980s release)

Record label playing speeds anomaly:


CBS S 63601 (UK) - detail of Side 1 (1969 release - my copy)
Gerd Rundel has pointed out one anomaly in the record labels, the "" part of the playing speed on what I have decided is the second mid-1970s label is the same as that of the 1969 labels, whereas the "" of the first mid-1970s label is the same as that of the late 1970s label. However, the chronology of the wrier credits (the replacement of B. Feldman by Big Ben Music and then Warner Bros Music) makes me think the order I've put them in is right.
CBS S 63601 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (first mid 1970s release)


CBS S 63601 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second mid 1970s release)


CBS S 63601 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s release, early 1980s release is the same)

CBS S 63601 (Ireland) - late 1970s:


CBS S 63601 (Ireland) - Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus
From the late 1970s to the late 1980s CBS Dylan albums were released in Ireland in UK sleeves with the records manufactured in Ireland.
CBS S 63601 (Ireland) - detail of Side 1, scan by Arie de Reus ("COUNTRY" missing on track 1)

CBS S 63601 (Ireland) - detail of Side 1, scan by Arie de Reus ("Record mfd. in Ireland" and "MADE IN ENGLAND")

CBS S 63601 (Ireland) - Side 2 scan by Arie de Reus

The Irish record of Nashville Skyline has catalogue number CBS S 63601 with both "MADE IN ENGLAND" at the bottom of the labels and "Record mfd. in Ireland" above. This release just has "Girl Of The North" on the Side 1 label, omitting "Country"! The playing speed is shown as just "33", and there is no "LC|0149" capsule. Thanks to Sergio Mariano Romay for spotting this on eBay and to Arie de Reus for scans.

CBS S 63601 (UK) - 1984 release:


CBS S 63601 (UK) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release)
This 1984 release now has a record with red CBS labels, although it retains the old catalogue number, "S 63601". The sleeve is exactly the same as that of the late 1970s releases, with the CBS logo and "63601" on the front, "CB|271" and "54" in a circle at rear top right, and "LC|0149" at rear bottom right.
CBS S 63601 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release)

CBS S 63601 (UK) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release)

CBS S 63601 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release)

CBS S 63601 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release - all tracks "Warner Bros Music")

CBS S 63601 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release - catalogue number still "S 63601")

CBS S 63601 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release)

CBS S 63601 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release)

CBS S 63601 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release - all tracks "Warner Bros Music")


CBS S 63601 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1984 release)

The record labels have the same layout as that of the last orange/yellow record labels, quite different from those of the 1985 release below:

The record of the copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS-63601-A4, Side 2 - CBS-63601-B4.

CBS 32675 (UK) - 1985 release:


CBS 32675 (UK) - front (1985 release - my copy)
The 1985 release has a new catalogue number, CBS 32675. There is no front CBS logo and the rear sleeve has a barcode at top right, as well as "CB|231", "53" in a circle (instead of "54") and "LC|0149" at bottom right. The record has red CBS labels with the song titles left aligned instead of centred and the arrows symbol below "STEREO" is missing. The album title is now below "BOB DYLAN". All songs are again credited to "Warner Bros Music". "MADE IN ENGLAND" is in the white circumference text. The record of my copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - 32675 A6, Side 1 - 32675 A6. It comes in the same black CBS "Nice Price" inner sleeve promoting other contemporary CBS albums as Gerd Rundel's late 1980s copy of Slow Train Coming.
CBS 32675 (UK) - rear (1985 release)

CBS 32675 (UK) - detail of rear (1985 release)

CBS 32524 (UK) - inner sleeve front scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 32524 (UK) - inner sleeve rear scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS 32675 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 release - all tracks "Warner Bros Music")


CBS 32675 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 release)


CBS 32675 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 release - all tracks "Warner Bros Music")


CBS 32675 (UK) - detail of rear (1985 release)

Thanks to Henry V. Bell, Gerd Rundel, Manuel García Jara, Sergio Mariano Romay, Arie de Reus, Nigel Harrison and Paul Shenton for information and pictures.


"Nashville Skyline" - stereo cassette releases, CBS 40-63601 (UK), early 1970s, re-released mid 1970s; CBS 40-32675 (UK), 1980s:
All these cassette releases have only a crop of the front sleeve design as the artwork. David Burgess has a Jun 1970 CBS UK leaflet advertising the release of Self Portrait that lists an 8-track stereo tape cartridge CBS 42-63601. Ronald Born has a CBS UK catalogue from 1974-75 that also lists it. Scans required!


CBS 40-63601 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (early 1970s release)

CBS 40-63601 (UK) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (early 1970s release)

CBS 40-63601 (UK) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (early 1970s release)

CBS 40-63601 (UK) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (early 1970s release)

The early 1970s cassette, probably the first UK cassette release of this album, has a folded insert with the Johnny Cash poem on the inside. The cassette is white with orange CBS labels.


CBS 40-63601 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Tom Willems (mid 1970s release)


CBS 40-63601 (UK) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Tom Willems (mid 1970s release)


CBS 40-63601 (UK) - cassette Side 1 scan by Tom Willems (mid 1970s release)


CBS 40-63601 (UK) - cassette Side 2 scan by Tom Willems (mid 1970s release)

The mid 1970s cassette release has a shorter insert, omitting the Cash poem. Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL), the UK music licensing company and performance rights organisation, moved from Oxford Street in London to Ganton Street in 1977. This release still has the Oxford Street address on the inside of the cassette insert, so dates from before 1977. The mid-1970s cassette is light grey with printed text in black, there are no paper labels.


CBS 40-32675 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1980s release)


CBS 40-32675 (UK) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1980s release)


CBS 40-32675 (UK) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1980s release)

CBS 40-32675 (UK) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1980s release)

The 1980s cassette release has a new catalogue number, CBS 40-32675. The insert is the same size as that of the previous release, but now has the new CBS logo and a barcode. This release has the PPL Ganton Street address on the inside of the cassette insert. The 1980s cassette has the new catalogue number and the new CBS logo. It is again light grey with printed text in black, there are no paper labels.

Thanks to Tom Willems and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Nashville Skyline" - stereo 125gm vinyl remastered release, Columbia 63601/Simply Vinyl S125036 (UK), 2000:


Columbia 63601/Simply Vinyl S125036 (UK) - front with sticker, scan by Patrick Helfrich
Thanks to Patrick Helfrich for scans of his still sealed copy, released by Simply Vinyl under licence from Columbia. It has a Simply Vinyl front sticker. Thanks to Manuel García Jara for scans of an opened copy. The front sleeve has a Columbia logo without text. The rear sleeve has a barcode and the Columbia record labels reproduce the 1960s orange CBS design.
Columbia 63601/Simply Vinyl S125036 (UK) - front sticker scan by Patrick Helfrich

Columbia 63601/Simply Vinyl S125036 (UK) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia 63601/Simply Vinyl S125036 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia 63601/Simply Vinyl S125036 (UK) - rear scan by Patrick Helfrich

Columbia 63601/Simply Vinyl S125036 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia 63601/Simply Vinyl S125036 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia 63601/Simply Vinyl S125036 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

"Nashville Skyline" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS S 63601 (NL), 1969, re-released 1975; CBS 32675 (NL), 1980s:

CBS S 63601 (NL), 1969:


CBS S 63601 (NL) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1969 release)
The sleeve and record of this release were made in Holland. "NL printed in holland" is printed vertically on the rear sleeve at bottom right. The record has orange CBS labels.
CBS S 63601 (NL) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1969 release)

CBS S 63601 (NL) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1969 release)


CBS S 63601 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1969 release)


CBS S 63601 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1969 release)

CBS S 63601 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1969 release)

CBS S 63601 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1969 release)

CBS S 63601 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1969 release)


CBS S 63601 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1969 release)

CBS S 63601 (Spain for NL), 1972 (two variants):


CBS S 63601 (Spain for NL) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 releases)

CBS S 63601 (Spain for NL) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 releases)


CBS S 63601 (Spain for NL) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 releases)


CBS S 63601 (Spain for NL) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 releases)


CBS S 63601 (Spain for NL) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 releases)

CBS S 63601 (Spain for NL) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 release variant 1)


CBS S 63601 (Spain for NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 release variant 1 "MADE IN SPAIN", variant 2 is similar)


CBS S 63601 (Spain for NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 release variant 1 - Side "1", playing speed, "STEMRA")


CBS S 63601 (Spain for NL) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 release variant 1)


CBS S 63601 (Spain for NL) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 release variant 2)

CBS S 63601 (Spain for NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 release variant 2 - Side "A", playing speed now on left, "C.C. BIEM")

CBS S 63601 (Spain for NL) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 release variant 2)


CBS S 63601 (Spain for NL) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 release)

These 1972 releases have a sleeve made by CBS Holland and has "NL PRINTED IN HOLLAND" on the rear sleeve, which is otherwise the same as the 1969 Dutch sleeve with text in English front and back. The orange CBS record labels are dated 1972 and have "MADE IN SPAIN" at the bottom, although they don't have display the logo of Spanish copyright organisation "SGAE" which means the records were made in Spain for sale in Holland or other European countries. The song titles are in English, although Girl Of The North Country is shown as "CON JOHNNY CASH [WITH JOHNNY CASH]" (on the Side 1 labels of the Dutch releases she's shown as "Girl From The North Country" and "with Johnny Cash" is in English). Like the Spanish records labels below, the album title is missing. There are two record label variants: the first has Sides "1" or "2" and the logo of the Dutch copyright organisation "STEMRA" to the right of the centre hole, the playing speed "33 RPM" to the right of the centre hole, and "B. Dylan" credited after every song in the song title text; the second has Sides "A" or "B" and the logo of the other Dutch copyright organisation "C.C. BIEM" to the right of the centre hole, playing speed "33 RPM" to the left of the centre hole, and "B. Dylan" credited once only below the song titles. Both copies have identical stamped matrix numbers, printed exactly with identical characters: Side 1 - S 63601 A3, Side 2 - SBPG 63301 B2.

CBS S 63601 (NL), 1975:


CBS S 63601 (NL) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release)

The front sleeve of this release looks identical to that of the 1969 release, although there are extra symbols at top right and bottom right of the 1975 sleeve as shown in the detail scans. The 1975 record comes in a plain paper inner sleeve and has orange/yellow CBS labels, the copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - S 63601-A III, Side 2 - S 63601-B III. Arie de Reus has a 1978 UK Tour Press Pack including a copy of the Dutch release of Nashville Skyline. The rear sleeve has a gold CBS promo stamp. The 1975 release again has "NL printed in holland" printed vertically on the rear sleeve at bottom right.


CBS S 63601 (NL) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release)


CBS S 63601 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Arie de Reus (1970s release, promo copy)

CBS S 63601 (NL) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release)


CBS S 63601 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release)


CBS S 63601 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release)

CBS S 63601 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release)

CBS S 63601 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release)

CBS S 63601 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release)


CBS S 63601 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1975 release)

CBS 32675 (NL), mid 1980s:
 

CBS 32675 (NL) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release)

The mid 1980s release has a new catalogue number "CBS 32675". There is no CBS logo at top left of the front sleeve. The text at top right of the rear sleeve now has "CB|231" in a capsule and "53" in a circle. “MADE IN HOLLAND” is now in the copyright box at the bottom of the rear sleeve, instead of "NL printed in holland" vertically at bottom right. "01-032675-20" is printed at bottom left and "LC|0149" in a capsule at bottom right. The record has red CBS labels and comes in a CBS “NICE PRICE” inner sleeve. “MADE IN HOLLAND” is again printed in the circumference text. The copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - S 63601-A III, Side 2 - S 63601-B III. Sergio Mariano Romay has a copy with identical sleeve and record labels, but with matrix numbers: Side 1 - 01 32675 2A 1 (stamped) B (faintly handwritten), Side 2 - 01 – 32675 – 20 – 4B 1 (stamped) A (faintly handwritten).


CBS 32675 (NL) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release)

CBS 32675 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release)

CBS 32675 (NL) - inner sleeve front scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release)

CBS 32675 (NL) - inner sleeve rear scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release)

CBS 32675 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release)

CBS 32675 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release)

CBS 32675 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release)


CBS 32675 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid 1980s release)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 888751463219 (NL for Europe), 20 Nov 2015:
 

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 888751463219 (NL for Europe) - picture from www.amazon.co.uk
This album was reissued by Music On Vinyl in Europe on 20 Nov 2015 with a new catalogue number 888751463219 and a black "LEGACY VINYL" sticker with gold text on the front shrink-wrap. This is one of four new releases including Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde On Blonde. The other three are mono releases but this must be in stereo. None of these releases came with an included CD or an MP3 download link. It has catalogue number KCS 9825 on the front sleeve, but this does not appear on the record labels. The rear sleeve has the Legacy logo as well as Sony and Columbia. The sleeve was printed in Germany. The record of Éamonn Ó Catháin's copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - 94173 1A  MOVLP 660, Side 1 - 94173 1B  MOVLP 660. These are the old catalogue numbers from the 2010 release, not the new catalogue number.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara, Gerd Rundel, Arie de Reus, Sergio Mariano Romay and Éamonn Ó Catháin for information and scans.


"Nashville Skyline" - stereo cassette releases, CBS 40-63601 (NL), 1974; Columbia/CBS 40-32675 (NL), 1990s:
There was probably a 1982 CBS release, CBS 40-32675, with the same insert as shown but with "CBS" on the cassette itself, scans required.


CBS 40-32675 (NL) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)
These cassette releases have only the front sleeve artwork and the outsides of the inserts are virtually identical. Both cassettes are light grey with printed text in black, there are no paper labels. Although the 1990s cassette insert has the CBS logo, the cassette itself has "Columbia" and is therefore from 1991 or later. It has a chrome cassette as well as Dolby noise reduction.

Thanks to David Burgess and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS 40-32675 (NL) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release, dated "1974")

CBS 40-32675 (NL) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)

CBS 40-32675 (NL) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)

CBS 40-32675 (NL) - outside of cassette insert, scan by David Burgess (1990s release)


CBS 40-32675 (NL) - inside of cassette insert, scan by David Burgess (1990s release, still dated "1974")


Columbia 40-32675 (NL) - cassette Side 1, scan by David Burgess (1990s release)


Columbia 40-32675 (NL) - cassette Side 2, scan by David Burgess (1990s release)


"Nashville Skyline" - stereo vinyl LP release, CBS S 63 601 (West Germany), 1969:


CBS S 63 601 (West Germany) - front with sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS S 63 601 (West Germany) - front sticker scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS S 63 601 (West Germany) - front with three stickers, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS S 63 601 (West Germany) - poster scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS S 63 601 (West Germany) - front of promo poster, picture from eBay

CBS S 63 601 (West Germany) - rear of promo poster, picture from eBay


CBS S 63 601 (West Germany) - front scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS S 63 601 (West Germany) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS S 63 601 (West Germany) - detail of poster, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS S 63 601 (West Germany) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS S 63 601 (West Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS S 63 601 (West Germany) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS S 63 601 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS S 63 601 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS S 63 601 (West Germany) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS S 63 601 (West Germany) - detail of front with three stickers, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS S 63 601 (West Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

The front sleeve of one of Gerd Rundel's copies has a round sticker with German text "MIT Super POSTER IN FARBE [WITH Super POSTER IN COLOUR]" and contains the Milton Glaser poster from the US release of Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits with added German text "Exclusiv auf CBS [Exclusive from CBS]". Gerd has another copy with three stickers, this one plus stickers with "Nr. 1 in England" and "Nr. 1 in USA".

The sleeve and record were made in West Germany. The sleeve is laminated on the front only. The record of Manuel García Jara's copy and Gerd's second copy have orange CBS labels with stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - "S 63601- S1", Side 2 - "S 63601- S2". The record of Gerd Rundel's first copy has the same plain orange CBS labels and stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - "27 679611 S1, S 63601 S1", Side 2 - "27 679611 S2, S 63601 S2" plus "P 1969" stamped in the vinyl on each side. For a West German record club release, see below.

Gerd Rundel has found a large promo poster on eBay. The rear of the poster has a discography of West German Dylan releases with illustrations of seven albums.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara and Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"Nashville Skyline" - stereo vinyl LP "Club Sonderauflage [Club Special Edition]", S R International/CBS 92 214 (West Germany), 1969:


S R International/CBS 92 214 (West Germany) - front scan by Gerd Rundel
This special record club edition was released by S R International in association with CBS. It has a unique catalogue number, CBS 92 214 (the regular release was CBS 63 601, as in other countries). The sleeve and record were made in West Germany. The sleeve is laminated on the front only. The record has orange CBS labels with stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 27  679611 S1  S 63601 S1, Side 2 - 27  679611 S2 S 63601 S2. For the regular West German release, see above.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


S R International/CBS 92 214 (West Germany) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel

S R International/CBS 92 214 (West Germany) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel

S R International/CBS 92 214 (West Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

S R International/CBS 92 214 (West Germany) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

S R International/CBS 92 214 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel

S R International/CBS 92 214 (West Germany) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel

S R International/CBS 92 214 (West Germany) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel


S R International/CBS 92 214 (West Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel


"Nashville Skyline" - stereo/mono vinyl LP releases, CBS S 63601 (France), 1969:


CBS S 63601 (France) - front scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1 with "BOB DYLAN")
The sleeve of this release was printed in Paris by J. Colombet. It has "BOB DYLAN" printed on the front at top left next to the CBS logo. The record has orange CBS record labels and was made in France. Jérémie Viala has found a copy for sale on eBay with a variant front sleeve without "BOB DYLAN". From the other photos on eBay this copy has the same rear sleeve and record labels as those of the copies shown.

Thanks to Victoria Stafford, Hans Seegers and Jérémie Viala for information and pictures.


CBS S 63601 (France) - front picture from eBay (variant 2 without "BOB DYLAN")

CBS S 63601 (France) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (both variants)

CBS S 63601 (France) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (both variants)

CBS S 63601 (France) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (both variants)


CBS S 63601 (France) - detail of rear, photo by Victoria Stafford (both variants)


CBS S 63601 (France) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (both variants)

CBS S 63601 (France) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (both variants)

CBS S 63601 (France) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (both variants)

"Nashville Skyline" - stereo/mono vinyl LP releases, CBS S 63601 (Italy), 9 May 1969:


CBS S 63601 (Italy) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (both variants)


CBS S 63601 (Italy) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (both variants)


CBS S 63601 (Italy) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (both variants)

CBS S 63601 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (both variants)

CBS S 63601 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (both variants)


CBS S 63601 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (both variants)


CBS S 63601 (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 1)


CBS S 63601 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 1 "BIEM")


CBS S 63601 (Italy) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (variant 1)


CBS S 63601 (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (variant 2)

CBS S 63601 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (variant 2 "DR")


CBS S 63601 (Italy) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (variant 2)


CBS S 63601 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (both variants)

There are two record label variants of this release, both in the same sleeve. The labels of Gerd Rundel's copy have copyright organisation "BIEM" in a box to the right of the centre hole, while those of Lars M. Banke's copy have "DR" in a box. The Italian text on the front sleeve means "Can also be played on mono equipment". Both the sleeve and the record were made in Italy. The front sleeve is laminated, the rear sleeve is matt and has two folded-over flaps. The record has "STEREOMONO" on the orange CBS labels and Gerd Rundel's copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - CI S 63601 ¯1L, Side 2 - CI S 63601 ¯2L (where "¯" is actually a lozenge shape). Lay, Lady, Lay is mistitled "Lady Lady Lay" on Side 2 of both variants.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel and Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


"Nashville Skyline" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS SBPG 63601 (Greece), 1969, re-released 1973; CBS 32675 (Greece), early 1980s, late 1980s:

CBS SBPG 63601 (Greece), 1969:


CBS SBPG 63601 (Greece) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1969 release)

This is one of the few Dylan releases during the "Greek colonels" dictatorship, again presumably allowed because the songs were considered non-political. It was produced by "Music-box" of Athens on behalf of CBS and has a UK-style catalogue number although the UK release is just "S 63601". The front sleeve has "BOB DYLAN" at the top (in larger type and more centred than the French release above) and a printed orange circle (not a sticker) advertising Lay, Lady, Lay (this copies the US sticker above and has the US catalogue number KCS 9825). Hans Seegers has a 1969 copy with dark-red "original first pressing" CBS labels with stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 139756, Side 2 - XSM 139757 and the same circular advert on the sleeve. Manuel García Jara's copy shown is exactly the same. It was also made by "Music-box" of Athens and the sleeve was printed in Greece by Fotiadis & Ioannidis.


CBS SBPG 63601 (Greece) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1969 release)


CBS SBPG 63601 (Greece) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1969 release)


CBS SBPG 63601 (Greece) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1969 release)


CBS SBPG 63601 (Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1969 and 1973 releases)


CBS SBPG 63601 (Greece) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1969 release)


CBS SBPG 63601 (Greece) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1969 release)


CBS SBPG 63601 (Greece) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1969 release)


CBS SBPG 63601 (Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1969 release)

CBS SBPG 63601 (Greece), re-released 1973:

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CBS SBPG 63601 (Greece) - front photo by Paul Prince (1973 release)

The 1973 release has a slightly different rear sleeve, also printed in Greece. In 1969 "Music-box" was described as "Exclusive Representative of CBS Records in Greece", in 1973 this has changed to "General Representative of CBS Records in Greece". In 1969 this information is in English only, in 1973 it is given in English and Greek and the printer's name is missing. The 1973 record now has orange CBS labels.

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CBS SBPG 63601 (Greece) - detail of front, scan by Paul Prince (1973 release)

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CBS SBPG 63601 (Greece) - rear photo by Paul Prince (1973 release)

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CBS SBPG 63601 (Greece) - Side 1 scan by Paul Prince (1973 release)


CBS SBPG 63601 (Greece) - detail of Side 1, scan by Paul Prince (1973 release)

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CBS SBPG 63601 (Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Paul Prince (1973 release)

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CBS SBPG 63601 (Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Paul Prince (1973 release)

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CBS SBPG 63601 (Greece) - Side 2 scan by Paul Prince (1973 release)

CBS 32675 (Greece), early 1980s, late 1980s:


CBS 32675 (Greece) - front with "NICE PRICE" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (early 1980s release)


CBS 32675 (Greece) - front "NICE PRICE" sticker scan by Lars M. Banke (early 1980s release)


CBS 32675 (Greece) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (early 1980s release)

CBS 32675 (Greece) - detail of rear with Greek price sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (early 1980s release - late 1980s release has the same text/codes at top right)

CBS 32675 (Greece) - front with "NICE PRICE" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1980s release)

CBS 32675 (Greece) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1980s release)


CBS 32675 (Greece) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (early 1980s release)


CBS 32675 (Greece) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (early 1980s release)


CBS 32675 (Greece) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (early 1980s release)


CBS 32675 (Greece) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1980s release)

CBS 32675 (Greece) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1980s release)

CBS 32675 (Greece) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (late 1980s release)


CBS 32675 (Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (early 1980s/late 1980s releases - "Made in Holland")

This re-release from the early 1980s has the new catalogue number CBS 32675, introduced around 1982 for the "Nice Price" range. The sleeve is now printed in Holland and is the same as the 1980s Dutch sleeve above with "CB|231" in a capsule on the rear sleeve at top right with "53" in a circle. Both copies shown have a red/white CBS "NICE PRICE" sticker on the front sleeve. There is also "LC|0149" in a capsule on the sleeve at rear bottom right. This copy has a Greek price sticker for 530 Drachmas on the rear sleeve at top right. The record was made in Greece and now has orange/yellow CBS labels. There appears to be no matrix number on Side 1 of the record of this copy, but it does have “S 63601 B III” (handwritten) on Side 2. The late 1980s record comes in the same Dutch sleeve and now has red CBS labels. The record was made in Greece and this copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - 63601 A, Side 2 - S63601 B III.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara, Paul Prince and Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


"Nashville Skyline" - stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS/Sony SONP-50095 (Japan), Jun 1969; reissues CBS/Sony SOPL 227 (Japan), 1974; CBS/Sony 25AP 278 (Japan), 1976-77 (three releases):

CBS/Sony SONP-50095 (Japan), Jun 1969:


CBS/Sony SONP-50095 (Japan) - front with top obi, picture from www.popsike.com (first release)
The Japanese first release, CBS/Sony SONP-50095, had an orange and white top obi and a double-sided insert with Japanese text on the front and English text on the rear. The record of the commercial album has orange/cream CBS/Sony labels. Scott Smith has a yellow label promo, scans required.

CBS/Sony SONP-50095 (Japan) - front scan by Michel Pomarede (first release)

CBS/Sony SONP-50095 (Japan) - detail of front, scan by Michel Pomarede (first release)

CBS/Sony SONP-50095 (Japan) - rear scan by Michel Pomarede (first release)

CBS/Sony SONP-50095 (Japan) - detail of rear, scan by Michel Pomarede (first release)

CBS/Sony SONP-50095 (Japan) - insert front scan by Michel Pomarede (first release)

CBS/Sony SONP-50095 (Japan) - insert rear scan by Michel Pomarede (first release)

CBS/Sony SONP-50095 (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Michel Pomarede (first release)

CBS/Sony SONP-50095 (Japan) - detail of rear, scan by Michel Pomarede (first release)

CBS/Sony SONP-50095 (Japan) - detail of Side 1, scan by Michel Pomarede (first release)

CBS/Sony SONP-50095 (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Michel Pomarede (first release)


CBS/Sony SONP-50095 (Japan) - detail of rear, scan by Michel Pomarede (first release)

CBS/Sony SOPL 227 (Japan), 1974:


CBS/Sony SOPL 227 (Japan) - front with top obi, photo from eBay (second release)

The second release, CBS/Sony SOPL-227, has a yellow top obi with black text. It has an 8-page booklet with lyrics in English and Japanese. The record of the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - SOPL-227A3 1 A 6, Side 2 - SOPL-227B1 1 A 3.


CBS/Sony SOPL 227 (Japan) - detail of front, scan by Patrick Helfrich (second release)


CBS/Sony SOPL 227 (Japan) - front page of booklet, scan by Patrick Helfrich (second release)


CBS/Sony SOPL 227 (Japan) - back page of booklet (page 8), scan by Patrick Helfrich (second release)


CBS/Sony SOPL 227 (Japan) - inner sleeve front, scan by Patrick Helfrich (second release)

CBS/Sony SOPL 227 (Japan) - inner sleeve back, scan by Patrick Helfrich (second release)

CBS/Sony SOPL 227 (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Patrick Helfrich (second release)

CBS/Sony SOPL 227 (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Patrick Helfrich (second release)

CBS/Sony 25AP 278 (Japan), 1976:

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CBS/Sony 25AP 278 (Japan) - front with side obi, photo by Ulf Gyllenspetz (third release - first variant)

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CBS/Sony 25AP 278 (Japan) - rear with side obi, photo by Ulf Gyllenspetz (third release - first variant)


CBS/Sony 25AP 278 (Japan) - front with side obi, photo from eBay (third release - second variant)

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CBS/Sony 25AP 278 (Japan) - front without obi, scan by Manfred Endtner (third release- all variants)

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CBS/Sony 25AP 278 (Japan) - booklet front scan by Manfred Endtner (third release- all variants)

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CBS/Sony 25AP 278 (Japan) - Side 1 label scan by Manfred Endtner (third release- all variants)

This release has a vertical side obi with three variants:

  1. 1976: dark red/white obi showing Bob's latest album, Hard Rain with a voucher for the limited edition rarities EP Mr D's Collection #2 (see 1976)
  2. Early 1977: blue/white obi with a different design including a Dylan discography up to 1096's Hard Rain.
  3. Later 1977: wider blue/white obi with 1978 tour dates (the tour during which Bob Dylan At Budokan was recorded) - scans required!

The 1976-77 reissues came with an 8-page lyrics booklet in English and Japanese. It was a completely different booklet from that of the second release.

Thanks to Patrick Helfrich, Manfred Endtner and Michel Pomarede for information and scans, and to Ulf Gyllenspetz for further pictures.


"Nashville Skyline" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS SBP 233669 (Australia), 1969, reissued 1970s/1980s:


CBS SBP 233669 (Australia) -front with sticker, photo by Peter Lindberg

This album has a sleeve virtually identical to that from the UK. Peter Lindberg's first edition copy has a sticker promoting "Lay, Lady, Lay" as above. The record has orange CBS labels with "CONTROL" and the Allan's logo to the right of the centre hole on Side 1 and just "CONTROL" on Side 2. Stuart Moore has two copies with the same sleeve without the sticker, the first is from the early 1970s and has orange CBS labels without "CONTROL" or the Allan's logo, the second is from the mid 1970s and has the later design orange/yellow CBS labels. (Allan's were music publishers in Australia for Bob Dylan songs between 1965 and 1969.)

Lars M. Banke has an alternate early 1970s copy with different plain orange labels from Stuart's. The labels of Stuart's early 1970s copy have the same layout as the 1969 copy, in that each track has its own copyright, "Allan's" for track 1 on both and "Control" for tracks 2-5 on each line for the 1979 label and "Albert" for tracks 2-5 on each line for the early 1970s label. On Lars' alternate 1970s label "Albert" is listed once only at the bottom of the label below "B. Dylan". The label colour differences are probably just due to scanner variations.


CBS SBP 233669 (Australia) -front sticker photo by Peter Lindberg

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CBS SBP 233669 (Australia) - detail of front, scan by Stuart Moore

CBS SBP 233669 (Australia) -rear photo by Peter Lindberg

CBS SBP 233669 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Peter Lindberg (1969 release)


CBS SBP 233669 (Australia) - detail of Side 1 with "Allan's" logo, scan by Peter Lindberg (1969 release)


CBS SBP 233669 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Peter Lindberg (1969 release, track 1 "Allan's", tracks 2-5 "Control" on each line)


CBS SBP 233669 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Peter Lindberg (1969 release)


CBS SBP 233669 (Australia) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (alternate early 1970s reissue)


CBS SBP 233669 (Australia) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (alternate early 1970s reissue)

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CBS SBP 233669 (Australia) - detail of rear, scan by Stuart Moore


CBS SBP 233669 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (early 1970s reissue, no "Allan's" logo)

CBS SBP 233669 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Stuart Moore (early 1970s reissue, track 1 "Allan's", tracks 2-5 "Albert" on each line - same layout as 1969 labels)


CBS SBP 233669 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (early 1970s reissue)


CBS SBP 233669 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (alternate early 1970s reissue, no "Allan's" logo)


CBS SBP 233669 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (alternate early 1970s reissue, track 1 "Allan's", tracks 2-5 "Albert" once only at bottom below "B. Dylan")


CBS SBP 233669 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (alternate early 1970s reissue)

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CBS SBP 233669 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (mid 1970s reissue, before A.R.C. ownership change)


CBS SBP 233669 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Stuart Moore (mid 1970s reissue, songs credited to "Allans/Albert")
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CBS SBP 233669 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (mid 1970s reissue)

CBS SBP 233669 (Australia) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (early 1980s reissue)

CBS SBP 233669 (Australia) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (early 1980s reissue)

CBS SBP 233669 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (early 1980s reissue)

CBS SBP 233669 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (early 1980s reissue, songs now credited to "Warner Bros/Chappell")

CBS SBP 233669 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (early 1980s reissue)

CBS SBP 233669 (Australia) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (1980s reissue)

CBS SBP 233669 (Australia) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (1980s reissue)

CBS SBP 233669 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (1980s reissue - "BOB DYLAN" and album title on two lines)

CBS SBP 233669 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (1980s reissue, songs now credited to just "Warner Bros")

CBS SBP 233669 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (1980s reissue)

Early Australian release labels had 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.)

Manuel García Jara has a copy from the early 1980s with orange/yellow labels, but with the longer copyright text and songs credited to "Warner Bros" and "Chappell". The record of this copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - MX159395, Side 2 - MX159396. (The first Australian Dylan album to be released with songs credited to "Chappell" was Shot Of Love in 1981.) Lars M. Banke has a 1980s copy with different record labels: they have the longer copyright text, but "BOB DYLAN" and the album title are on two lines and the songs are credited to Warner Bros. only, not Chappell.

Thanks to Peter Lindberg, Stuart Moore, Lars M. Banke and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.
 


"Nashville Skyline" - stereo cassette, CBS PC 669 (Australia), early 1970s:


CBS PC 669 (Australia) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Stuart Moore (inside is blank)
This first cassette release has a folded insert, blank on the inside, with the "Introducing Anytime Sound from CBS" slogan promoting the then new cassette range. The songs are credited to "Albert". The cassette is off-white with pale buff paper labels and does not have Dolby noise reduction.

Thanks to Stuart Moore for information and scans.


CBS PC 669 (Australia) - cassette Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore

CBS PC 669 (Australia) - cassette Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore

"Nashville Skyline" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS SBP 473654 (New Zealand), 1969; CBS SBP 474240 (New Zealand), 1974, re-released late 1970s:


CBS SBP 473654 (New Zealand) - front scan by Bill Hester (1969 release)
The front sleeves of these New Zealand releases have a unique CBS logo at top left in a blue box. The 1969 blue box includes "STEREO" information, the 1970s blue boxes do not.


CBS SBP 473654 (New Zealand) - detail of front, scan by Bill Hester (1969 release)


CBS SBP 473654 (New Zealand) - rear scan by Bill Hester (1969 release)


CBS SBP 473654 (New Zealand) - detail of rear, scan by Bill Hester (1969 release)


CBS SBP 474240 (New Zealand) - front scan by Bill Hester (both 1970s releases)


CBS SBP 474240 (New Zealand) - detail of front, scan by Bill Hester (both 1970s releases)


CBS SBP 474240 (New Zealand) - detail of rear, scan by Bill Hester (both 1970s releases)


CBS SBP 473654 (New Zealand) - detail of Side 1, scan by Bill Hester (1969 release)


CBS SBP 473654 (New Zealand) - Side 1 scan by Bill Hester (1969 release)


CBS SBP 473654 (New Zealand) - Side 2 scan by Bill Hester (1969 release)

CBS SBP 474240 (New Zealand) - rear scan by Bill Hester (1974 release)


CBS SBP 474240 (New Zealand) - detail of rear, scan by Bill Hester (1974 release)


CBS SBP 474240 (New Zealand) - detail of Side 1, scan by Bill Hester (1974 release)


CBS SBP 474240 (New Zealand) - Side 1 scan by Bill Hester (1974 release)


CBS SBP 474240 (New Zealand) - Side 2 scan by Bill Hester (1974 release)

CBS SBP 474240 (New Zealand) - rear scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s release)


CBS SBP 474240 (New Zealand) - rear with record store sticker, scan by Bill Hester (late 1970s release)


CBS SBP 474240 (New Zealand) - detail of rear, scan by Bill Hester (late 1970s release)


CBS SBP 474240 (New Zealand) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s release)


CBS SBP 474240 (New Zealand) - detail of Side 1, scan by Bill Hester (late 1970s release)


CBS SBP 474240 (New Zealand) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s release)

The first release of this album has the catalogue number SBP 473654 and a "STEREO"/arrows logo in the front blue box. The rear sleeve is in monochrome with a wide white border. There is no country of origin on the sleeve. The record has orange CBS labels with the Allan's logo on Side 1 only.

The first release of SBP 474240 with orange CBS labels dates from around 1974 and was made for CBS Records by Phonogram Limited of New Zealand (part of Philips, later PolyGram, now Universal). The release of SBP 474240 with orange/yellow CBS record labels dates from the late 1970s at the earliest since New Zealand still used the plain orange 1960s-style CBS labels for Desire in 1976. Both the late 1970s sleeve and record were made by CBS Records Auckland.

Thanks to Stuart Moore and Bill Hester for information and scans.


"Nashville Skyline" - stereo vinyl LP, Columbia/CBS KCS 9825 (Philippines), 1969:


Columbia/CBS KCS 9825 (Philippines) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
This rare release with the US stereo catalogue number was made by Mareco Inc. in the Philippines for CBS Records. (Later Philippines stereo records were made for CBS/Sony Japan by Blackgold Records Inc. and OctoArts International Inc.) The album sleeve has the same design as the US sleeve, with the identical catalogue number and Columbia logos on front and on rear. But note the noticeable colour variation: the front has a predominant pink colour, the rear is monochrome in black and white and the buildings of Nashville are hardly visible. Although the sleeve has Columbia logos front and rear, the record has CBS orange labels with the identical typeface to the US labels (see above). The record has US matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM139756-1G, Side 2 - XSM139757-1G.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Columbia/CBS KCS 9825 (Philippines) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/CBS KCS 9825 (Philippines) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/CBS KCS 9825 (Philippines) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/CBS KCS 9825 (Philippines) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/CBS KCS 9825 (Philippines) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/CBS KCS 9825 (Philippines) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia/CBS KCS 9825 (Philippines) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


"Nashville Skyline" - stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS ASF 1392 (South Africa), 1969, re-released 1970s (twice):


CBS ASF 1392 (South Africa) - front scan by Stuart Moore (first release)

CBS ASF 1392 (South Africa) - detail of front, scan by Stuart Moore (first release)

CBS ASF 1392 (South Africa) - rear scan by Stuart Moore (first release)

CBS ASF 1392 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Stuart Moore (first release)

CBS ASF 1392 (South Africa) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (first release)

CBS ASF 1392 (South Africa) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (first release)


CBS ASF 1392 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Stuart Moore (first release, photo credits and boxed text present, "Interpak" logo printed directly on to background photo)

The sleeves of the first and second South African releases have laminated fronts and the rear sleeves have two folded-over flaps. The third release sleeve below still has a laminated front but does not have folded-over flaps. The rear sleeve background photo is monochrome, not coloured as in most worldwide releases, and has a white border. The inner sleeve of the first South African copy has an owner's address label from Claremont, a suburb of Cape Town. The rear sleeve of the first South African release has the "Interpak" printer's logo at bottom right printed directly on to the background photo, but on the second and third South African releases rear sleeve the "Interpak" logo is in a white panel.

The records of these releases have orange CBS labels with the same CBS ASF.1392 catalogue number.


CBS ASF 1392 (South Africa) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

CBS ASF 1392 (South Africa) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release - text under "Stereo" missing)

CBS ASF 1392 (South Africa) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)


CBS ASF 1392 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release - text under "Stereo" missing)


CBS ASF 1392 (South Africa) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)


CBS ASF 1392 (South Africa) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)


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ASF 1392 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, photo credits and boxed text present, "Interpak" logo in white panel)

The second release appears to be transitional between the first and third releases. The text "CAN ALSO BE PLAYED ON MONO EQUIPMENT" between "Stereo" and the CBS logo is missing both on the front and the rear sleeve as on the third release sleeve, but the photo credits and the boxed "CBS STEREO RECORDS..." text at the bottom of the rear sleeve are still present. The "Interpak" logo is in a white panel at bottom right of the rear sleeve as the third release sleeve. The copy shown has handwritten details of an owner in Luanda in the former Portuguese colony of Angola on the west coast of Southern Africa and is dated 1973 on both the rear sleeve and the Side 1 label. It's possibly this copy was exported from South Africa to Angola by a record store, but more likely is that the owner purchased it privately in South Africa.

The record again has orange CBS labels virtually identical to those of the first release, except the album title and artist name above the CBS logo are lower down than on the first and third releases. The record of the copy shown of the second South African release has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM139756-1G, Side 2 - XSM139757-1G.


CBS ASF 1392 (South Africa) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (third release)

The third release sleeve (probably mid-1970s) has two differences from the second release sleeve:

  • The photo credits and the boxed "CBS STEREO RECORDS..." text at the bottom of the rear sleeve, present on the first and second release sleeve, are missing
  • There are no folded-over flaps.

The record labels are, accounting for scanner differences, the same as the first release labels and still 1960s-style. The record of the copy shown of the third South African release again has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM139756-1G, Side 2 - XSM139757-1G.

Thanks to Stuart Moore, Lars M. Banke and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS ASF 1392 (South Africa) - detail of front, scan by Lars M. Banke (third release - text under "Stereo" missing)

CBS ASF 1392 (South Africa) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (third release)

CBS ASF 1392 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (third release - text under "Stereo" missing)

CBS ASF 1392 (South Africa) - detail of front, scan by Lars M. Banke (third release - "Interpak" in white panel)

CBS ASF 1392 (South Africa) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (third release)

CBS ASF 1392 (South Africa) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (third release)


CBS ASF 1392 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (third release, photo credits and boxed text missing, "Interpak" logo in white panel)


"Nashville Skyline" - stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS ASF 1392 (Rhodesia), 1969:


CBS ASF 1392 (Rhodesia) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

This release with the South African catalogue number has no country of origin but inside the sleeve there is the name of record store: "The Big Beat Disco - 3 Parkhill, Northwood - Salisbury" (now Harare, Zimbabwe). The text "CAN ALSO BE PLAYED ON MONO EQUIPMENT" between "Stereo" and the CBS logo is present both on the front and the rear sleeve as on the first South African release. On the rear sleeve the "Interpak" logo at bottom right has been replaced by a white panel as on the second and third South African releases' rear sleeves, but with no replacement text. The rear sleeve still has the photo credits and boxed text of the first and second South African releases. The labels have a different design from the South African labels: the song titles have a title per line instead of continuous text; and Side 1 has "Girl From The North Country with Johnny Cash" on two lines above the CBS logo and the centre hole, whereas on the South African Side 1 labels all songs are listed below the centre hole. The record of the copy shown of the Rhodesian release has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM139756-1G, Side 2 - XSM139757-1G (same as the second and third South African releases above).


CBS ASF 1392 (Rhodesia) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ASF 1392 (Rhodesia) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ASF 1392 (Rhodesia) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (white panel replacing "Interpak" logo)

CBS ASF 1392 (Rhodesia) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ASF 1392 (Rhodesia) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ASF 1392 (Rhodesia) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS ASF 1392 (Rhodesia) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (photo credits and boxed text as first and second South African releases, white panel without text replacing "Interpak" logo)

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Nashville Skyline" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS KCS 9825 (India), 1969:


CBS KCS 9825 (India) - front scan by Gerd Rundel
This rare CBS India stereo vinyl release has the US catalogue number and a unique rear sleeve (sadly without the Johnny Cash poem). The front picture of Bob is pasted on to the white card sleeve, so there is a white border at top and bottom and on the spine side. There is no spine text. The record has black CBS labels with silver text unique to India and came in an EMI generic inner sleeve. The album was made in India by the Gramophone Company of India, a subsidiary of EMI (bought by Universal in 2012), for CBS Records.

CBS KCS 9825 (India) - detail of front with white border, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS KCS 9825 (India) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS KCS 9825 (India) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS KCS 9825 (India) - Side 1 in EMI inner sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (both sleeve sides the same)

CBS KCS 9825 (India) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS KCS 9825 (India) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS KCS 9825 (India) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS KCS 9825 (India) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel
The record of the copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM139756-1G, Side 2 - XSM139757-1LT2 (the "1" looks like an "I")

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"Horizonte De Nashville [Nashville Skyline]" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS 121.012 (Chile), 1969:


CBS 121.012 (Chile) - front scan by Hans Seegers
This very rare release from Chile was manufactured and distributed for CBS by Philips (later PolyGram and now part of Universal). The album title is translated into Spanish as Horizonte De Nashville. The sleeve is of very fragile card and open on three sides. The rear sleeve design has text in Spanish and omits the Nashville skyline picture. The record has orange CBS labels with song titles in Spanish and English. The copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM139756-1H, Side 2 - XSM139757-1L. There was also a mono (reduction from stereo) release of this album in Chile, CBS 111.012, see Mono Album Releases.
CBS 121.012 (Chile) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 121.012 (Chile) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 121.012 (Chile) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 121.012 (Chile) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 121.012 (Chile) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 121.012 (Chile) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"Nashville Skyline" - promo and commercial stereo/mono vinyl LP releases, CBS 27.024 (Uruguay), 1969, re-released 1973:


CBS 27.024 (Uruguay) - front scan by Hans Seegers (all promo and commercial releases)
Another very rare release from South America, this edition has the title on the front sleeve and yet another unique rear design omitting the Nashville skyline picture. The sleeve is made of thin card with three folded-over flaps on the rear. The record is of heavy vinyl and again has orange CBS labels with song titles in Spanish and English. The 1969 releases are described as "Stereo/Mono" but to play them on a mono deck you would have needed a stereo needle. On Side 1 of Hans Seegers' copy of the first 1969 release Bob's name is misspelled as "BOD DYLAN". On Side 2 it's correctly spelled "BOB DYLAN". On the second 1969 release the Side 1 label has now been corrected to "BOB DYLAN".


CBS 27.024 (Uruguay) - rear with promo stamp, picture from eBay (first promo release)


CBS 27.024 (Uruguay) - detail of rear with promo stamp, picture from eBay (first promo release)


CBS 27.024 (Uruguay) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (all promo and commercial releases)


CBS 27.024 (Uruguay) - rear with promo stamp, scan by Manuel García Jara (second promo release)


CBS 27.024 (Uruguay) - Side 1 with promo stamp, picture from eBay (first promo release "BOD DYLAN")


CBS 27.024 (Uruguay) - detail of rear with promo stamp, scan by Manuel García Jara (second promo release)


CBS 27.024 (Uruguay) - Side 1 with promo stamp, scan by Manuel García Jara (second promo release "BOD DYLAN"

CBS 27.024 (Uruguay) - detail of Side 1 with promo stamp, scan by Manuel García Jara (second promo release "BOD DYLAN"

CBS 27.024 (Uruguay) - Side 2 with promo stamp, scan by Manuel García Jara (second promo release "BOD DYLAN"


CBS 27.024 (Uruguay) - detail of Side 2 with promo stamp, scan by Manuel García Jara (second promo release "BOD DYLAN"


CBS 27.024 (Uruguay) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (all commercial releases)


CBS 27.024 (Uruguay) - rear with promo stamp, picture from eBay (third promo release)


CBS 27.024 (Uruguay) - Side 1 with promo stamp, picture from eBay (third promo release "BOB DYLAN")


CBS 27.024 (Uruguay) - Side 2 with promo stamp, picture from eBay (third promo release "BOB DYLAN")


CBS 27.024 (Uruguay) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (first 1969 commercial release - "BOD DYLAN")


CBS 27.024 (Uruguay) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (second 1969 commercial release, corrected - "BOB DYLAN")


CBS 27.024 (Uruguay) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (both 1969 commercial releases "BOB DYLAN")

CBS 27.024 (Uruguay) - Side 1 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1973 release)

CBS 27.024 (Uruguay) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1969 releases - "ESTEREO/MONO" and "33" on left)

CBS 27.024 (Uruguay) - detail of Side 1, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1973 release - "ESTEREO" only without "33" on left, "1973" date on right)

CBS 27.024 (Uruguay) - Side 2 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1973 release)

Thanks to Renaud Depierreux for finding two promo copies on eBay. The first promo copy is of the first release and has promo stamps that say "Para uso publicitario, muestras sin valor [For publicity use, material without value]" on the rear sleeve and on the Side 1 "BOD DYLAN" label (the Side 2 picture is missing). I have no picture of Side 2 of the first eBay promo copy, but I assume it has "BOD DYLAN" on the label. The other eBay promo copy (listed below as the third) is of the second release with "BOB DYLAN" and has promo stamps that say: "Disco de propaganda, prohibida su venta [Promotional disc, sale prohibited" on the rear sleeve and on both record labels.

Manuel García Jara has a promo copy of the first release with "BOD DYLAN" on both record labels and promo stamps which also say "Disco de propaganda, prohibida su venta [Promotional disc, sale prohibited" on the rear sleeve and on both record labels, as the second eBay promo copy. The record of Manuel García Jara's promo copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 139.756, Side 2 - XSM 139.757. Sergio Mariano Romay has a commercial copy released in 1973 with the same sleeve as the 1969 releases, but with different record labels. The record is now stereo instead of stereo/mono and the text typeface is completely different. The "33" playing speed to the left of the centre hole is now missing, and the date "1973" is on the top line of the text to the right of the centre hole. The record of this copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XSM 139756-1G, Side 2 - XSM 139757-1G.

Thanks to Ulf Gyllenspetz and Renaud Depierreux for information and to Hans Seegers, Manuel García Jara and Sergio Mariano Romay for further information and scans.


"Nashville Skyline" - stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS S 63601 (Spain), 1970, re-released 1972, 1974, 1976:
Nashville Skyline was previously released in Spain by Discophon of Barcelona in 1969 and Jan 1970 in mono, see Mono Album Releases. For some reason the album title is missing on the record labels of all Spanish releases of CBS S 63601 (it doesn't appear until the release of CBS 32675 in 1985 below). The Discophon mono releases of CBS 63601 did have the album title!

CBS S 63601 (Spain), 1970, re-released 1972:


CBS S 63601 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 and 1972 releases)
The 1970 stereo album was released in Spain by a new company, Fonogram, S.A., Madrid, on behalf of CBS Records. It was a hit in Spain and reached #4 in the charts on 27 Apr 1970. The rear sleeve is plain white with the song titles in Spanish and English and the Johnny Cash poem in English and Spanish. The record has orange CBS labels dated 1970, song titles again in Spanish and English and the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG 63601 A1, Side 2 - SBPG 63601 B1.

The 1972 release has the same sleeve as the 1970 release, but this time the record was made by Discos CBS S.A. instead of Fonogram S.A. (which changed its name to COFASA in late 1970). The record still has orange CBS labels, but is dated 1972 and with a different text layout of the song titles, also in Spanish and English, but listed continuously instead of on separate lines. The copy shown has matrix numbers: Side A - S 63601 A3, Side B - SBPG 63601 B2. Thanks to Gerd Rundel for also submitting scans of the same album with exactly the same record labels and matrix numbers! Simon Blokker's 1972 release copy has the same sleeve and matrix numbers as Manuel's 1972 release but different labels with the 1972 date to the right of the centre hole above the "SGAE" logo instead of below.


CBS S 63601 (Spain) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 and 1972 releases)

CBS S 63601 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)

CBS S 63601 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 and 1972 releases)

CBS S 63601 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 and 1972 releases)

CBS S 63601 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release - dated "1970")

CBS S 63601 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release - "FONOGRAM S.A.")

CBS S 63601 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 release - "DISCOS CBS S.A.", alternate 1972 release has the same text)

CBS S 63601 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970 release)


CBS S 63601 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 release)


CBS S 63601 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 release - now dated "1972" below "SGAE")

CBS S 63601 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1972 release)


CBS S 63601 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Simon Blokker (alternate 1972 release)


CBS S 63601 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Simon Blokker (alternate 1972 release - dated "1972" above "SGAE")


CBS S 63601 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Simon Blokker (alternate 1972 release)

CBS S 63601 (Spain), 1974:


CBS S 63601 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)
The 1974 release was made in Spain by Discos CBS S.A., Madrid, and restored the 1970 white rear sleeve with the song titles in English and Spanish and the Johnny Cash poem in English and Spanish, this time with the stereo information unboxed and the company's Madrid address (Ca\lle Princesa, 1, Madrid-13). The record has orange/yellow CBS labels with song titles in English and Spanish and was also made in Spain.
CBS S 63601 (Spain) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)

CBS S 63601 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)

CBS S 63601 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)

CBS S 63601 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)

CBS S 63601 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)

CBS S 63601 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)


CBS S 63601 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)

CBS S 63601 (Spain), 1976:


CBS S 63601 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)
The 1976 release was again made in Spain by Discos CBS S.A., Madrid, and used the same sleeve as the 1974 release. The record again has orange/yellow CBS labels, this time with slightly different text layout, and was also made in Spain. The copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - S 63601 A3, Side 2 - SBPG 63601 B2.
CBS S 63601 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)


CBS S 63601 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)


CBS S 63601 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Nashville Skyline" - stereo cassette release, CBS 40-63601 (Spain), 1978:


CBS 40-63601 (Spain) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 40-63601 (Spain) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 40-63601 (Spain) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 40-63601 (Spain) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

This cassette is of the first Spanish design, with a folded card insert with details of other CBS Spain cassette releases on the inside. The song titles are in Spanish and English on the insert, and in Spanish only on the cassette labels. The cassette is white with orange paper labels.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Nashville Skyline" - stereo vinyl LP release, CBS 32675 PR (Spain), 1985, re-released 1987:


CBS 32675 PR (Spain) - front with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 release)
The 1985 album has a new catalogue number and was released in the "PRECIO REDONDO [NICE PRICE]" series. There is no CBS logo on the front sleeve at top left. This 1985 release was also made in Spain by Discos CBS S.A., Madrid, and used again the 1970 white rear sleeve with the song titles in English and Spanish and the Johnny Cash poem in English and Spanish, this time without the stereo information and the company's new Madrid address, Paseo de la Castellana, 93, 28046-Madrid. (Between 1976 and 1982 the address was Avenida del Generalísimo, 25, Madrid-16.) The record again has orange/yellow CBS labels, this time with song titles in Spanish only, and was also made in Spain. This time the album title is present on the labels! The Side 1 label has a "Depósito Legal" date of 1985. Lars M. Banke's copy comes in the same sleeve with the front "PRECIO REDONDO [NICE PRICE]" sticker in a different position. The sleeve looks the same, as does the Side 2 label, but the Side 1 label is missing the "Depósito Legal" text. Both Side 2 labels are dated 1974.


CBS 32675 PR (Spain) - front sticker scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 releases)


CBS 32675 PR (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 release)

CBS 32675 PR (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 releases)

CBS 32675 PR (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 release)

CBS 32675 PR (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 releases)

CBS 32675 PR (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 release - "Depósito Legal...")

CBS 32675 PR (Spain) - front with sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (alternate 1985 release)

CBS 32675 PR (Spain) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (alternate 1985 release)

CBS 32675 PR (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (alternate 1985 release)

CBS 32675 PR (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (alternate 1985 release - "Depósito Legal..." missing)

CBS 32675 PR (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (alternate 1985 release, same as Manuel's Side 2 label)

CBS 32675 PR (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 release)


CBS 32675 PR (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 releases)


CBS 32675 PR (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1987 release)

CBS 32675 PR (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1987 release)

CBS 32675 PR (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1987 release)

CBS 32675 PR (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1987 release)

CBS 32675 PR (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1987 release)

The 1987 release was still in the "Precio Redondo [Nice Price]" series, this time without a sticker, and came in the same sleeve as the 1985 release. The record had red CBS labels and was made for Discos CBS by Tecnodisco S.A., Madrid. The copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - PQ AL 32872-2A, Side 2 - 63601-B0. The album title is again present on the labels!

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Horizonte De Nashville [Nashville Skyline]" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS CLS-5299 (Mexico), 1970:
For the Mexican mono album, see Mono Album Releases.


CBS CLS-5299 (Mexico) - front scan by Hans Seegers (stereo)
The song titles are translated into Spanish on the front and rear sleeves and record labels. Both front and rear sleeves have unique designs - on the rear sleeve the Nashville skyline photo and the Johnny Cash poem are missing. The stereo front sleeve has a strip across the top with the "STEREO"/arrow logo and the bottom of the photograph is cut off compared to the mono front sleeve. The rear sleeve is the same for both the mono and stereo releases, and the record has orange CBS labels. One of the albums illustrated on the rear sleeve, Projection 70, contains Lay, Lady, Lay and the stereo release is included in International Albums (Various Artists Compilations) 1960s.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


CBS CL-5299 (Mexico)/CBS CLS-5299 (Mexico) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (mono/stereo)


CBS CLS-5299 (Mexico) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (stereo)

CBS CL-5299 (Mexico)/CBS CLS-5299 (Mexico) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (mono/stereo)

CBS CL-5299 (Mexico)/CBS CLS-5299 (Mexico) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (mono/stereo)

CBS CLS-5299 (Mexico) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (stereo)

CBS CLS-5299 (Mexico) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (stereo)

CBS CLS-5299 (Mexico) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (stereo)

"Lay Lady Lay" - stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS 19.045 (Argentina), late 1970, re-released late 1970s:

CBS 19.045 (Argentina), late 1970:


CBS 19.045 (Argentina) - part front photo by Jordi Badell (1970 release)

This is the regular Nashville Skyline album with the alternative title of Lay Lady Lay (just as Bringing It All Back Home was retitled Subterranean Homesick Blues in Holland). There was also a mono version, see Mono Album Releases. The 1970 front sleeve is the mono sleeve with a sticker says "ESTEREO: SONIDO 360°". Sides 1 and 2 are reversed to make Lay, Lady, Lay, now the title track, the first track on Side 1! The rear sleeve has a completely different design from the US/UK releases with a picture of Bob at the Isle of Wight Festival on 31 Aug 1969. It still contains the poem by Johnny Cash, translated into Spanish. The titles are also translated into Spanish.


CBS 19.045 (Argentina) - detail of rear, scan by Ronald Born (1970 release)


CBS 19.045 (Argentina) - detail of front, photo by Jordi Badell (1970 release)


CBS 19.045 (Argentina) - rear scan by Ronald Born (1970 release)


CBS 19.045 (Argentina) - detail of rear, scan by Ronald Born (1970 release)


CBS 19.045 (Argentina) - Side 1 scan by Ronald Born (1970 release)


CBS 19.045 (Argentina) - detail of Side 1, scan by Ronald Born (1970 release)

CBS 19.045 (Argentina) - detail of Side 1, scan by Ronald Born (1970 release)

CBS 19.045 (Argentina) - Side 2 scan by Ronald Born (1970 release)

CBS 19.045 (Argentina) - detail of Side 2, scan by Ronald Born (1970 release)

CBS 19.045 (Argentina) - Side 1 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (variant 1970 release)

CBS 19.045 (Argentina) - detail of Side 1, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (variant 1970 release)

CBS 19.045 (Argentina) - Side 2 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (variant 1970 release)

CBS 19.045 (Argentina) - detail of Side 2, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (variant 1970 release)

Sides 1 and 2 are reversed so that Lay, Lady, Lay is track 1 on Side 1. The matrix numbers of the 1970 copy shown are: Side 1 - AL S 432, Side 2 - AL S 433. Sergio Mariano Romay has a copy with a tiny difference in the record labels - "COMAR" to the right of the centre hole on both sides is printed slightly higher, midway between "19.045" and "ALS 432/433".

CBS 19.045 (Argentina), re-released late 1970s (three variants):


CBS 19.045 (Argentina) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s releases)

The front sleeve of Manuel García Jara's late 1970s release no longer has the "ESTEREO" sticker, although the rear sleeve seems the same, including the mono catalogue number at top right. The record has new orange/yellow Discos CBS labels and Sides 1 and 2 are still reversed. The matrix numbers of the copy shown are again: Side 1 - ALS 432, Side 2 - ALS 433.

Sergio Mariano Romay has a copy in the same sleeve with different record labels. The "33" below the centre hole is missing, as is the text "SADAIC-BIEM" to the right of the centre hole. "SADAIC" is Sociedad Argentina de Autores y Compositores, and its logo is on all Argentinean album releases from Blood On The Tracks in 1975 to Bajo El Cielo Rojo [Under The Red Sky] in 1990 (including Various Artists releases), although the first two Dylan albums to be released in Argentina, the 1967 compilation El Trovador De Nuestro Tiempo (see Mono Dylan-Only Compilation Albums 1960s) and the 1970 Lay Lady Lay above, had a unique "COMAR" copyright logo. Its omission on these labels is therefore very strange. I've called this the first late 1970s release and Manuel's copy the second.


CBS 19.045 (Argentina) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s releases)


CBS 19.045 (Argentina) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s releases)


CBS 19.045 (Argentina) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s releases)


CBS 19.045 (Argentina) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s releases)


CBS 19.045 (Argentina) - Side 1 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (first late 1970s release)


CBS 19.045 (Argentina) - Side 2 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (first late 1970s release)


CBS 19.045 (Argentina) - detail of Side 1, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (first late 1970s release)


CBS 19.045 (Argentina) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (late 1970s releases)


CBS 19.045 (Argentina) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (second late 1970s release - alternate second late 1970s release Side 1 is the same)


CBS 19.045 (Argentina) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (second late 1970s release)


CBS 19.045 (Argentina) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second late 1970s release - Side 2 of Manuel's copy also has "33")


CBS 19.045 (Argentina) - detail of Side 2, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (alternate second late 1970s release - "33" missing)

CBS 19.045 (Argentina) - Side 2 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (alternate second late 1970s release)

Sergio also has a second release copy with mixed record labels, the Side 1 label is the same as Side 1 of Manuel's copy, but the Side 2 label is missing "33" below the centre hole. This Side 2 label does have the "SADAIC-BIEM" logo missing from the labels of the first late 1970s release. The sleeve of this copy is made of thinner cardboard than the earlier sleeves, so Sergio believes this was the final release. The record has the same matrix numbers as the other copies. Sergio points out that this is the only Argentinean album that has ever been reissued!

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Jordi Badell, Ronald Born, Manuel García Jara, Dag Braathen and Sergio Mariano Romay for information and pictures.


"Lay Lady Lay" - stereo cassette releases - Discos CBS 59.045 (Argentina), early 1970s, re-released late 1970s:


Discos CBS 59.045 (Argentina) - cassette insert scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (first release)


Discos CBS 59.045 (Argentina) - detail of cassette Side 2 scan, by Sergio Mariano Romay (first release - "MADE IN USA")


Discos CBS 59.045 (Argentina) - cassette Side 1 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (first release)


Discos CBS 59.045 (Argentina) - cassette Side 2 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (first release)

Both these stereo cassette releases also have the same title and Sides 1 and 2 reversed. The early 1970s release has a pink insert, plain white on the inside. The cassette is light grey with orange paper labels. "MADE IN USA" is embossed on the cassette case on Side 2 (the detail scan has heightened contrast to show the lettering).


Discos CBS 59.045 (Argentina) - cassette insert scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (second release)


Discos CBS 59.045 (Argentina) - cassette insert scan by Manuel García Jara (later second release)


Discos CBS 59.045 (Argentina) - cassette Side 1 scan by Dag Braathen (second release)


Discos CBS 59.045 (Argentina) - cassette Side 2 scan by Dag Braathen (second release)

The late 1970s release has a black insert, again plain white on the inside. The cassette is white with different orange paper labels. Manuel García Jara has a copy with a shorter black insert, again plain white on the inside, with the same cassette.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara, Dag Braathen and Sergio Mariano Romay for information and scans.


"Nashville Skyline" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS KCS 9825 (Singapore/Malaysia), 1973:


CBS KCS 9825 (Singapore/ Malaysia) - front with CBS logo, scan by Daniel Pritchett

This rare record with the same catalogue number as the US release has “360° SOUND” red stereo labels with three CBS logos. There is no country of origin on the sleeve or record labels, although all instances of "Columbia" have been replaced by "CBS". The record labels have the US format but the catalogue number is in a different type face, and the word "Nonbreakable" is present. The record of the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 -  KCS 9825 A 9615 (handwritten), Side 2 - KCS 9825 B A 691 (stamped).

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Manuel García Jara for information that the sleeves (and records without labels up to 1967) were imported from the USA, but the CBS record labels were printed locally. CBS had a record pressing facility in Singapore from 1967, so records after that were sourced locally. Thanks to Daniel Pritchett for scans.


CBS KCS 9825 (Singapore/ Malaysia) - detail of front with CBS logo, scan by Daniel Pritchett


CBS KCS 9825 (Singapore/ Malaysia) - rear with CBS logo, scan by Daniel Pritchett


CBS KCS 9825 (Singapore/ Malaysia) - detail of rear with CBS logo, scan by Daniel Pritchett

CBS KCS 9825 (Singapore/ Malaysia) - Side 1 with three CBS logos, scan by Daniel Pritchett


CBS KCS 9825 (Singapore/ Malaysia) - detail of Side 1 with three CBS logos, scan by Daniel Pritchett


CBS KCS 9825 (Singapore/ Malaysia) - Side 2 with three CBS logos, scan by Daniel Pritchett

"Nashville Skyline" - Quadraphonic vinyl LPs, Columbia CQ 32872 (USA), 1974; Columbia CQ 32872 (Canada), 1974, reissued 1976; CBS Q 63601 (Spain), 1974, reissued 1976; Quadraphonic 8-track tape releases, Columbia CAQ 32872 (USA/Canada), 1974:
This quadraphonic version was prepared by Neil Wilburn. The original quadraphonic version of Lay, Lady, Lay has been remastered by Steve Hoffman and appears on a Mobile Fidelity compilation called The Collection: An Adventure In Sound in 2016.
This is reported to precede a 4.0 quadraphonic release of the album.

Columbia CQ 32872 (USA), 1974:

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Columbia CQ 32872 (USA) - front scan by Olav Langum
At the time there were three incompatible audio systems for quadraphonic sound - Columbia releases used the Sony SQ system. As these releases contain rarities, they're also listed in 1974.


Columbia CQ 32872 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CQ 32872 (USA) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia CQ 32872 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (Canadian release below is similar)

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Columbia CQ 32872 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CQ 32872 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia CQ 32872 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia CQ 32872 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia CQ 32872 (USA for export), 1974 (two variants):


Columbia CQ 32872 (USA for export) - front with "CBS SQ" sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel (second copy - first copy has standard sleeve without stickers)
Gerd Rundel has a Columbia US quadraphonic vinyl release with export stickers over the labels. This album has a standard sleeve but has yellow ring-shaped CBS stickers on the gold record labels covering the Columbia Quadraphonic logos. This export US copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - P  Q AL 32872-2A, Side 2 - P  Q BL 32872-2A.

Gerd has a second US export copy that has a "CBS SQ" sticker on the front sleeve at top left covering the Columbia logo. The rear sleeve has no stickers but the record labels now each have two gold shaped CBS stickers covering the two instances of "Columbia". The record has the same stamped matrix numbers as the first export copy.


Columbia CQ 32872 (USA for export) - detail of front with "CBS SQ" sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel (second copy)


Columbia CQ 32872 (USA for export) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (both copies - standard sleeve without stickers)


Columbia CQ 32872 (USA for export) - Side 1 with yellow ring-shaped CBS sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel (first copy)


Columbia CQ 32872 (USA for export) - Side 2 with yellow ring-shaped CBS sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel (first copy)


Columbia CQ 32872 (USA for export) - Side 1 with two gold shaped CBS stickers, scan by Gerd Rundel (second copy)


Columbia CQ 32872 (USA for export) - Side 2 with two gold shaped CBS stickers, scan by Gerd Rundel (second copy)


Columbia CQ 32872 (USA for export) - detail of Side 1 with gold shaped CBS sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel (second copy)

Columbia CQ 32872 (Canada), 1974, reissued 1976:


Columbia CQ 32872 (Canada) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

Columbia CQ 32872 (Canada) - detail of front with promo punched hole, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)

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Columbia CQ 32872 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Robert Kornovich (1974 release)


Columbia CQ 32872 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Robert Kornovich (1974 release)

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Columbia CQ 32872 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Robert Kornovich (1974 release)


Columbia CQ 32872 (Canada) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

Columbia CQ 32872 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Robert Kornovich (1974 release - 1976 release is similar)

Columbia CQ 32872 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)

Columbia CQ 32872 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)

Columbia CQ 32872 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)


Columbia CQ 32872 (Canada) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

The two releases of the quadraphonic Canadian album have the same sleeve (front and rear). The sleeve of the 1976 release copy shown has a punch hole through the Columbia logo, surely a promotional mark. The 1974 release record has gold labels with the red Columbia SQ logos round the circumference in a white ring. The 1976 record labels are different, in a duller colour without the distinctive white ring of the 1974 release. Both 1974 and 1976 records were manufactured by Columbia Records of Canada, Ltd. The copy shown of the 1976 release has matrix numbers: Side 1 - P Q AL 32872-2A, Side 2 - P Q BL 32872-2A.

CBS Q 63601 (Spain), 1974:


CBS Q-63601 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)
Nashville Skyline was the first Dylan quadraphonic album ever released in Europe. It is strange that this album was released in Spain at a time when hi-fi sound systems at Spanish homes were so scarce. Manuel García Jara assumes that it was released in Spain in 1974 just because Dylan had left CBS and the Spanish subsidiary wanted to release everything, even this quad album. However, only a few hundred copies were ever made, so the first release from 1974 is extremely rare. The album with the distinctive gold border on the front is a 1976 reissue when CBS Spain also released a quad copy of Desire and the gold border was added to distinguish quadraphonic from regular stereo albums. The front of the 1974 sleeve is very similar to the US and Canadian releases.
CBS Q-63601 (Spain) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)

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CBS Q-63601 (Spain) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1976 release)


CBS Q-63601 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara, titles and Johnny Cash poem in English and Spanish (1974 release)


CBS Q-63601 (Spain) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)


CBS Q-63601 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)

CBS Q-63601 (Spain) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (1976 release)

CBS Q-63601 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara, titles in English and Spanish (1974 release)


CBS Q-63601 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release - 1976 release has the same text)


CBS Q-63601 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)


CBS Q-63601 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)

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CBS Q-63601 (Spain) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (1976 release)


CBS Q-63601 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1976 release)

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CBS Q-63601 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1976 release)


CBS Q-63601 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)

CBS Q-63601 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1976 release)


CBS Q-63601 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)


CBS Q-63601 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1976 release)

Only the quadraphonic Spanish releases had the original picture on the rear sleeve (all Spanish previous and subsequent editions had a white rear sleeve, except the copy with labels "Made in Spain" but sleeve printed in Holland, see below). The reissue of 1976 has the same rear with the CBS address of Calle Princesa, even though this album was released when CBS had moved to Avenida del Generalísimo. Both records have gold CBS Quadraphonic record labels, but the 1974 and 1976 record labels are slightly different. The mistake "Girl From The North" (without "Country") on side 1 of the record labels is also on the regular stereo edition of 1974 and the quad reissue of 1976 but, surprisingly, was corrected in subsequent releases (something unusual in Spain).

Thanks to Olav Langum, Hans Seegers, Robert Kornovich, Gerd Rundel and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Nashville Skyline" - Quadraphonic 8-track tape cartridge releases, Columbia CAQ 32872 (USA/Canada), 1974:


Columbia CAQ 32872 (USA) - front of tape cartridge, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CAQ 32872 (USA) - rear of tape cartridge, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CAQ 32872 (USA) - end of tape cartridge, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CAQ 32872 (Canada) - front of sealed slipcase, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CAQ 32872 (Canada) - rear of sealed slipcase, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CAQ 32872 (USA) - spine of slipcase, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CAQ 32872 (Canada) - end of tape cartridge, scan by Hans Seegers

Thanks to Dr. Walter Roedl for information there was a US Quadraphonic 8-track cartridge release, Columbia CAQ 32872, also released in Canada. Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"Nashville Skyline" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS 63601 (Portugal), mid-1970s:


CBS 63601 (Portugal) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
Although it can hardly be said to be political, this album was prohibited in Portugal during the dictatorship of Dr. Antonio Salazar, which ended in 1974. The album was manufactured and distributed in Portugal by Radio Triunfo, LDA., and printed by LitoArte Oliv of Douro. It has the Dutch 1975 front sleeve. The record has dark orange/light orange CBS labels. The copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - OI-63601-A  HXP, Side 2 - S-63601-B-III  HXP.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS 63601 (Portugal) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 63601 (Portugal) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 63601 (Portugal) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 63601 (Portugal) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 63601 (Portugal) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 63601 (Portugal) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

"Nashville Skyline" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS/Suzy Records 63601 (Yugoslavia), 1982:


CBS/Suzy Records 63601 (Yugoslavia) - front photo by Paul Prince
This release was manufactured and distributed by Suzy Records of Zagreb in the former Yugoslavia (now Croatia) on behalf of CBS Records. The record was pressed by Helidon of Ljubljana (now Slovenia) and has orange CBS labels dated 1982.

Thanks to Paul Prince and Manuel García Jara for information and pictures.


CBS/Suzy Records 63601 (Yugoslavia) - detail of front, photo by Paul Prince

CBS/Suzy Records 63601 (Yugoslavia) - rear photo by Paul Prince

CBS/Suzy Records 63601 (Yugoslavia) - detail of rear, photo by Paul Prince

CBS/Suzy Records 63601 (Yugoslavia) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Suzy Records 63601 (Yugoslavia) - Side 1 photo by Paul Prince

CBS/Suzy Records 63601 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, photo by Paul Prince

CBS/Suzy Records 63601 (Yugoslavia) - Side 2 photo by Paul Prince

"Nashville Skyline" - stereo cassette release, CBS/Suzy Records 40-63601 (Yugoslavia), 1982:

   
CBS/Suzy Records 63601 (Yugoslavia) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

This cassette release is the equivalent of the LP release above and was also manufactured and distributed by Suzy Records of Zagreb in the former Yugoslavia (now Croatia) on behalf of CBS Records. The cassette is black with lime green CBS/Suzy labels dated 1982.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Nashville Skyline" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS 32675 (Israel), late 1980s:


CBS 32675 (Israel) - front with "NICE PRICE" sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel

This may not be the first Israeli release of this album. It has the 1980s catalogue number CBS 32675. The record and sleeve were manufactured and distributed by CBS Records Ltd. Tel Aviv. The front has a red CBS “NICE PRICE” sticker. The rear of the sleeve has CBS copyright info in English and Hebrew, and has a Haifa record shop sticker in the lower right hand corner. The record comes in a thin transparent inner sleeve and has red CBS labels. The circumference text on Side 2 label is badly printed. The record of the copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 01-32675-A, Side 2 - 01-32675-B plus each side has also stamped “HP-ISRAEL” opposite to the matrix numbers.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


CBS 32675 (Israel) - front "NICE PRICE" sticker scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 32675 (Israel) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 32675 (Israel) - rear with record shop sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 32675 (Israel) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 32675 (Israel) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 32675 (Israel) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 32675 (Israel) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS 32675 (Israel) - detail of rear with record shop sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel


"Nashville Skyline" - remastered stereo vinyl LP release, Sony Music Custom Marketing Group (catalogue number?) (Europe), 20 Nov 2015:

This new stereo LP release comes with an MP3 version of the album. More information will be added when available.

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for information.


"Nashville Skyline" - remastered stereo vinyl LP release, Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88875146231 (Europe), 1 Dec 2017:

More information will be added when available.

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for information.


CD Releases


Because of the length of this page, Nashville Skyline CD releases are now here.


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