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This page lists mono releases of this regular Bob Dylan album. These LPs were listed here because the mono versions of Dylan songs were unavailable on CD until the release of the first eight Dylan albums in mono as The Original Mono Recordings in 2010. Mono LPs with rare tracks (e.g. mono versions with significant differences from the album tracks, such as different mixes, edits or fades) are listed in the main chronological pages. Mono singles up to 1976 have their own pages, see the links above.

Thanks to David Burgess for the UK catalogue numbers - all my mono LPs were stolen when my Manchester flat was burgled in May 1968!

For stereo releases of this album, see International Album Releases (Regular Dylan Albums).

Freewheelin' 1963
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
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If you have any entries to add to the list or additions/corrections to existing entries, please let me know! Please note I cannot value your Dylan rarities - see the Mission page for reasons why. Contact the dealers on my Trading page for assistance!

Revised: 10 February, 2017.


Vinyl Releases


"Bob Dylan" - mono vinyl LP releases, Columbia CL 1779 (USA), 19 Mar 1962, re-released up to 1968:


Columbia CL 1779 (USA) - front with sticker, scan by
Manuel García Jara (mono sleeve with one guitar tuning peg visible at top)
In this case the original US commercially-released stereo LP, Columbia CS 8579 (with the "6-eye" logo on the record labels) is actually rarer than any of the commercial mono LPs. For stereo releases of this album, see International Album Releases (Regular). The uncredited photographer was Don Hunstein, a Columbia staff photographer. The photograph has been reversed for some reason (probably so that the neck of the guitar didn't obscure the Columbia logo)! Only one guitar tuning peg is visible at the top right of the mono front sleeve - the first stereo sleeve had a higher crop of the picture with the top of Bob's cap and three guitar tuning pegs visible. The first track, "You're No Good" by Jesse Fuller, is listed correctly on the front sleeve but is mistitled as "She's No Good" on the labels of several US and UK releases (see below). There is some debate about this since Jesse Fuller's own version is actually called "Crazy About A Woman"! (For more information, see here.)
Columbia CS 8579 (USA) - front picture from eil.com (stereo sleeve with three guitar tuning pegs visible at top)

Columbia CL 1779 (USA) - detail of front of promo copy with hole punched through sleeve, photo by Maryann Kirk

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

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John Hammond's own acetate with Gospel Plow, photo by Jeff Gold
Thanks to Jeff Gold of Record Mecca for photos of three of John Hammond's own acetates from this album, which I assume are mono.

Thanks to Dag Braathen for the picture of an early rear sleeve design for CL 1779/CS 8579 with the title Freewheeling that was eventually used for Bob's second album. Thanks to Arie de Reus for information that this was originally published in a supplement to the UK fan magazine "The Telegraph" many years ago. Jeff Gold says: "The purchase order number at the bottom looks like it was what we call spec type; something ordered by the art department from a type house before everything is finalized, just to be used in the lay out of the cover."

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John Hammond's own acetate with Freight Train Blues, photo by Jeff Gold

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John Hammond's own acetate with You're No Good, photo by Jeff Gold


Early stereo/mono rear sleeve design with postponed title, picture from Dag Braathen

Note the silver star sticker with the words "A NEW STAR ON COLUMBIA RECORDS", this is unique to the first copies sent to stores, both demonstration and commercial - Nicholas Kutscheid informs me he has three copies of this album with the "6-eye" label (see below), but only one has a silver star sticker. The same sticker was also used on first copies of the Carolyn Hester album on which Bob plays harmonica, see 1962. The "6-eye" label was discontinued by Columbia after this album, so no other Dylan album has it. Good copies with the "6-eye" labels are nowadays very rare.

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Columbia CL 1779 (USA), the very first Dylan mono album released - front with sticker, scan by Hans Seegers

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Columbia CL 1779 (USA) - silver star sticker on the initial copies, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CL 1779 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CL 1779 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Bjarne Rother Jensen


Columbia CL 1779 (USA) - front with promo and "Fantastic Savings" stickers, photo found on eBay by Gerd Rundel

Columbia CL 1779 (USA) - front promo sticker, photo found on eBay by Gerd Rundel

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Columbia CL 1779 (USA), demonstration copy of first release - rear scan by Hans Seegers showing red stamp


Columbia CL 1779 (USA), demonstration copy of first release - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel showing "4"


Columbia CL 1779 (USA) - detail of rear with "Eastern Electric Co." promo sticker, photo found on eBay by Gerd Rundel

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Columbia CL 1779 (USA), demonstration copy (first commercial release, first variant) - Side 1 with silver "DEMONSTRATION - NOT FOR SALE" stamp, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CL 1779 (USA) promo release - rear scan by David O'Brien showing radio station stamp (WBIC/540 KC) and DJ's comments ("?" after Bob's name and "Hoot")!

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for finding a sealed promo copy on eBay with two front stickers - the top sticker has text "Fantastic Savings" and a price of only 59¢. The second gold sticker has text "Columbia Special Products Promotional Album". On the rear sleeve of this copy is a white sticker with text "COMPLIMENTS OF EASTERN ELECTRIC CO." Maryann Kirk has a promo copy above with a hole punched through the top left hand corner of the front sleeve.

Shown are three demonstration copies and three different commercial copies of the "6-eye" design. David Eckstrom is of the opinion that the variations in the "6-eye" designs occur because the examples came from different Columbia US pressing plants, at Pitman, NJ, Terre Haute, IN, and Santa Maria, CA. David has a "6-eye" copy with two songs listed above the centre hole (not shown), the same as Manuel García Jara's demonstration copy. The first track, "You're No Good" by Jesse Fuller, is listed correctly on all the "6-eye" labels.

There were no white label promo releases of this album, the only promos are as shown: the demo copies of the first release, first variant, have a red demo stamp on the rear sleeve and white overprinting or stickers on the labels; the demo copy of the first release, second variant, shown has a white sticker on the rear sleeve and white stickers on the labels;  the demo copy of the first release, third variant, shown has a white sticker on the Side 2 label.
 


Columbia CL 1779 (USA), demonstration copy (first release, first variant) - detail of Side 1 with silver "DEMONSTRATION - NOT FOR SALE" overprinting, scan by Gerd Rundel

Gerd Rundel's first demonstration copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XLP-55619-1A, Side 2 - XLP-55620-1A. Renaud Depierreux also has a copy with these matrix numbers, with the silver star on the front and with the silver "DEMONSTRATION - NOT FOR SALE" stamps on the labels. It does not, however, have the red "DEMONSTRATION - NOT FOR SALE" stamp on the rear sleeve.

Thanks to John Napa for pictures of a variant first demonstration copy with no demo text on Side 1 and a white sticker (no silver stamp) on Side 2. This copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XLP-55619-1A, Side 2 - XLP-55620-1B.


Columbia CL 1779 (USA), demonstration copy (first release, first variant) with silver "DEMONSTRATION - NOT FOR SALE" overprinting - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CL 1779 (USA), demonstration copy (first release, first variant) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (matrix number "XLP-55619-1A")


Columbia CL 1779 (USA), demonstration copy (first release, first variant) - detail of Side 2, scan by Gerd Rundel (matrix number "XLP-55620-1A")


Columbia CL 1779 (USA), variant demonstration copy (first release, first variant) without faint silver overprinting - Side 1 photo by John Napa


Columbia CL 1779 (USA), variant demonstration copy (first release, first variant) with white sticker - Side 2 photo by John Napa


Columbia CL 1779 (USA), first commercial release, first variant - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first track correctly titled)


Columbia CL 1779 (USA), first commercial release, first variant - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CL 1779 (USA), first commercial release - rear with pin pricks,  scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CL 1779 (USA), first commercial release - detail of rear with pin pricks,  scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CL 1779 (USA), demonstration copy (first release, second variant) - rear scan by Hans Seegers showing printed sticker instead of red stamp

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Columbia CL 1779 (USA), first commercial release - rear scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CL 1779 (USA) - inner sleeve scan by Gerd Rundel (same both sides, used for both demonstration and commercial copies)


Columbia CL 1779 (USA), first commercial release, second variant - detail of rear top right with "CODE 4 INSP." stamp, photo by Max from Italy

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Columbia CL 1779 (USA), demonstration copy with white sticker (first commercial release, second variant) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers
The first track (Jesse Fuller's "You're No Good") is listed above the centre hole


Columbia CL 1779 (USA), first commercial release, second variant - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first track correctly titled and listed above centre hole)

Columbia CL 1779 (USA), first commercial release, second variant - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (first track listed above centre hole)


Columbia CL 1779 (USA), first commercial release, third variant - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (two tracks listed above centre hole, first track correctly titled)


Columbia CL 1779 (USA), first commercial release, third variant - Side 2 with white demonstration sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (two tracks listed above centre hole)


Columbia CL 1779 (USA), first commercial release, second variant - detail of rear bottom right with "2" stamp, scan by Gerd Rundel
Gerd Rundel has a copy of the first commercial release with the "6-eye" labels with a pattern of pin pricks at bottom right of the rear sleeve, the record has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1: XLP-55619-1B, Side 2: XLP-55620-1A. The sleeve is otherwise the same as Hans Seegers' commercial copy. Vince Hockey has a copy with the "6-eye" labels bought soon after first release with matrix numbers: Side 1 - XLP55619-1E, Side 2 - XLP55620-1F that was signed by Bob at Gerdes Folk City in New York!
Columbia CL 1779 (USA), first commercial release, second variant - detail of rear bottom right with "8", photo by Bjarne Rother Jensen


Columbia CL 1779 (USA), first commercial release, second variant - inner sleeve front scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CL 1779 (USA), first commercial release, second variant - inner sleeve rear scan by Gerd Rundel

Max from Italy has a copy of the first commercial release, second variant, where the record labels have the first song listed above the centre hole with "CODE 4 INSP." stamped on the rear sleeve at top right and a "2" at bottom right. Gerd Rundel also has a copy of the first commercial release, second variant, with a "2" at bottom right of the rear sleeve. The record of this copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XLP 55619-1E (handwritten), Side 2 - XLP-55620-1F (stamped). This record comes in the colour inner sleeve shown above.

Bjarne Rother Jensen has another copy of the second commercial release where the record labels have the first song listed above the centre hole with "8" printed at bottom right. The record of Bjarne's copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XLP-55619-1D, Side 2 - XLP-55620-1C and comes in the blue and white inner sleeve illustrated by Gerd Rundel above.

These numbers stamped at bottom right indicate the manufacturer of the sleeve: "2" indicates that the sleeve was fabricated by Imperial Paper Box Corp. of Brooklyn, NY; "8" indicates that the sleeve was fabricated by Modern Album Finishing Co., probably at Terre Haute, IN.

Graham Small has a copy where the record comes in a sleeve with a "4" on the rear in the lower right corner. The "4" indicates that the sleeve was fabricated by Imperial Packing Co., Inc. of Indianapolis, IN. The record has first release variant 2 labels. This copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XLP55619-1E P (handwritten), Side 2 - XLP-55620-1E plus "?" ("?" looks like a small "c" with a dot under it).

So far eight different record label designs for US mono releases of Bob Dylan have been notified to me, in four label styles:

  1. "6-eye" label design, available in three variants, You're No Good correctly titled on all three:
    a) all tracks listed below centre hole (available also as demonstration copies)
    b) first track listed above centre hole (available also as demonstration copies)
    c) two tracks listed above centre hole (available also as demonstration copies)
  2. "GUARANTEED HIGH FIDELITY" label design (Columbia introduced this label design in the second half of 1962), first track listed above centre hole, two variants:
    a) You're No Good correctly titled. The record in Gerd Rundel's copy of this release has stamped matrix numbers:
    Side 1: XLP-55619-1F, Side 2: XLP-55620-1E
    b)
    You're No Good incorrectly titled as "She's No Good"
  3. "MONO"/"360º SOUND"/arrows label design (Highway 61 Revisited in Aug 1965 was the first Dylan album to have this style of label on first release), first track listed above centre hole, two variants:
    a) You're No Good incorrectly titled
    as "She's No Good"
    b)
    You're No Good correctly titled
  4. "MONO" label design but "360º SOUND"/arrows and "NONBREAKABLE" missing (This is a 1968 style label (see John Wesley Harding) and must date from then, first track listed above centre hole, You're No Good incorrectly titled as "She's No Good".

Columbia CL 1779 (USA), late 1962-67 (second to fifth mono releases):


Columbia CL 1779 (USA), second commercial release - new
"GUARANTEED HIGH FIDELITY" design Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first track correctly titled and listed above centre hole)

Mark from Southland CD, Redondo Beach, CA, has a copy with second issue "GUARANTEED HIGH FIDELITY" record labels (variant 2 above) with You're No Good correctly titled above the centre hole. This copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - XLP 55619-1E P (handwritten), Side 2 - XLP-55620-1C P (stamped). A curiosity is that Side 1 plays much more loudly than Side 2. There is very little dead wax left of the vinyl on either side.


Columbia CL 1779 (USA), second commercial release - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel

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Columbia CL 1779 (USA), third commercial release -
"GUARANTEED HIGH FIDELITY" Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (first track is now incorrectly titled "She's No Good")

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Columbia CL 1779 (USA), fourth mono commercial release - "360º SOUND" Side 1 scan by Raoul Verolleman (first track is still incorrectly titled "She's No Good")

David Denyer has a third commercial release copy of Columbia CL 1779 with the same "GUARANTEED HIGH FIDELITY" label design as the example from Hans Seegers above, but with matrix numbers: Side 1 - XLP-5519-1A, Side 2 - XLP-55620-1A, which is unusual in that these are first pressing matrix numbers.

The fourth and fifth commercial releases date from after Aug 1965.


Columbia CL 1779 (USA) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (fifth mono commercial release variant)
The record of Gerd Rundel's fifth release copy has "360º SOUND" labels with You're No Good correctly titled on Side 1. The labels still have "NONBREAKABLE" to the left of the centre hole. The record of the copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XLP-55619-1L, Side 2 - XLP-55620-1AA.

The record of Lars M. Banke's variant fifth release copy has almost identical labels with You're No Good again correctly titled on Side 1. However, the labels no longer have "NONBREAKABLE" to the left of the centre hole, like the sixth release labels below. The record of the copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XLP-55619-1AB, Side 2 - XLP-55620-1AB.


Columbia CL 1779 (USA) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (fifth mono commercial release variant)


Columbia CL 1779 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (fifth mono commercial release - "360º SOUND", first track is now correctly retitled "You're No Good"!)


Columbia CL 1779 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (fifth mono commercial release - "NONBREAKABLE")

Columbia CL 1779 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (fifth mono commercial release)

Columbia CL 1779 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (fifth mono commercial release variant, first track again correctly retitled "You're No Good", "NONBREAKABLE" missing)

Columbia CL 1779 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (fifth mono commercial release variant , "NONBREAKABLE" missing)

Columbia CL 1779 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (fifth mono commercial release variant)

Columbia CL 1779 (USA), ca. 1968 (sixth mono release):


Columbia CL 1779 (USA), sixth mono commercial release - rear detail scan by Arie de Reus with promo stamp

Arie de Reus' copy of the sixth commercial release of Columbia CL 1779 has a promo stamp with "COMPLIMENTS OF EASTERN ELECTRIC CO." on the rear sleeve. The record has labels in a new style introduced with the first mono release of John Wesley Harding in 1968. The "360º SOUND" text, arrows and "NONBREAKABLE" are all missing. However, the first track is again incorrectly titled "She's No Good"!


Columbia CL 1779 (USA), sixth mono commercial release - Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus ("360º SOUND", arrows and "NONBREAKABLE" are missing, first track is again incorrectly titled "She's No Good")

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Arie de Reus, Manuel García Jara, Raoul Verolleman, Gerd Rundel, Max from Italy and Bjarne Rother Jensen for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan" - Sundazed mono vinyl LP reissue, Columbia LP 5120 (USA), Jan 2004:


Sundazed/Columbia LP 5120 (USA) - picture from Sundazed web-site


Sundazed/Columbia LP 5120 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Sergio Romano Romay


Sundazed/Columbia LP 5120 (USA) - front with two stickers, scan by Sergio Romano Romay


Sundazed/Columbia LP 5120 (USA) - front sticker 1 scan by Sergio Romano Romay


Sundazed/Columbia LP 5120 (USA) - front with single sticker, picture found by Moise Potié


Sundazed/Columbia LP 5120 (USA) - front sticker 2 scan by Sergio Romano Romay


Sundazed/Columbia LP 5120 (USA) - rear scan by Sergio Romano Romay

Sundazed/Columbia LP 5120 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Sergio Romano Romay

Sundazed/Columbia LP 5120 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Sergio Romano Romay


Sundazed/Columbia LP 5120 (USA) - Side 1 photo by Robert Kornovich


Sundazed/Columbia LP 5120 (USA) - detail of Side 1, photo by Robert Kornovich


Sundazed/Columbia LP 5120 (USA) - Side 2 photo by Robert Kornovich

New York State-based small label Sundazed gained approval in 2004 from Columbia to reissue the 1960s Dylan album in their original mono on 180gm vinyl. Thanks to Tim Dunn for information about this album. For more information see Sundazed's web-site , where this album is still for sale.

Thanks to John W. Busher for this extra information "I thought you would be interested to know that there have been two pressings of the Sundazed "Bob Dylan" mono LP. The first pressing is defective, and has some distortion problems. The matrix numbers are: Side 1 - AM53895 LP5120A, Side 2 - AM53895 LP5120B. The second pressing corrects the problem, and has matrix numbers: Side 1 - AM53895 LP5120A RE1, Side 2 - AM53895 LP5120B RE1. There is no difference in the artwork, but the re-pressing can be ordered from Sundazed if you specifically ask for it."

Thanks to Robert Kornovich for photos of the labels, which reproduce the second original Columbia US "6-eye" design with "You're No Good" listed above the centre hole (see above) and to Moise Potié for finding the picture of the sealed album with Sundazed sticker. Sergio Mariano Romay's copy has two front stickers as shown. Scan of the rear sleeve required!"


"Bob Dylan" - mono vinyl LP reissues, Columbia 88697761051-1/CL 1779 (USA); Columbia/Music On Vinyl MOVLP 239 (NL/USA), 2010:


Columbia 88697761051-1/CL 1779 (USA) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (2010 release)
This heavyweight vinyl mono release is part of the LP version of the 2010 9LP set The Original Mono Recordings, see International Album Releases (Multi-Packs) 2010s, sold separately. It includes a reproduction of the original Columbia inner sleeve.
Columbia/Music On Vinyl MOVLP 239 (NL/USA) - front with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (2010 release)

Columbia/Music On Vinyl MOVLP 239 (NL/USA) - front sticker scan by Manuel García Jara (2010 release)

Columbia/Music On Vinyl MOVLP 239 (NL/USA) - rear with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (2010 release)

Columbia/Music On Vinyl MOVLP 239 (NL/USA) - rear sticker scan by Ronald Born (2010 release)

Columbia 88697761051-1/CL 2389 (USA) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (2010 release)

Columbia 88697761051-1/CL 1779 (USA) - inner sleeve front scan by Manuel García Jara (2010 release)

Columbia 88697761051-1/CL 1779 (USA) - inner sleeve rear scan by Manuel García Jara (2010 release)

Columbia 88697761051-1/CL 1779 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (2010 release)

Columbia 88697761051-1/CL 1779 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (2010 release)

Columbia 88697761051-1/CL 1779 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (2010 release)

The record labels reproduce the style of the original 1962 mono labels. You're No Good on the Side 1 label is listed correctly. As well as "CL 1779" the record sides are also numbered "88697761051-1A/B".

This album was also sold in Europe by the Dutch company Music On Vinyl as MOVLP 239. The copy shown has a gold Music On Vinyl sticker on the front sleeve and a white sticker with a barcode on the rear sleeve at bottom right. The rear sleeve of Ronald Born's copy has a "7" at bottom right. This indicates that the original 1962 sleeve that has been reproduced was fabricated by Modern Album Finishing Co., Terre Haute, IN. The record in the Dutch release is the same as that in the US release.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara and Ronald Born for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan" - mono vinyl LP, Columbia CL 1779 (Canada), late 1962:


Columbia CL 1779 (Canada) - front scan by Hans Seegers
This album was made in Canada. I don't have an exact release date, but it must be no earlier than late 1962 because of the label design. It has "LITHO IN CANADA" on the front sleeve and "PRINTED IN CAN." on the record labels, which are a variant of the third US commercial release above with "GUARANTEED HIGH FIDELITY" and You're No Good incorrectly titled as "She's No Good". No tracks are listed above the centre hole. The copy of the record shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1-  xlp 55619-1B, Side 2 - xlp 55620-1B.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for finding this on eBay and to Hans Seegers for scans.


Columbia CL 1779 (Canada) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CL 1779 (Canada) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia CL 1779 (Canada) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CL 1779 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CL 1779 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CL 1779 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CL 1779 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers


"Bob Dylan" - mono vinyl LP releases, CBS BPG 62022/CL 1779 (UK), Jul 1962 onwards:
The UK was the first country apart from the USA to release this album - in other countries it was not released until well after Bob became successful, sometimes as late as 1967, and then in stereo only. Thanks to David Burgess for the 1985 "Record Collector" article by Tim Davies giving the UK release date.  Ian Woodward recalls an advert for the album in "Record Retailer", 28 Jun 1962, with the title shown as "You're No Good". The test pressing has a white CBS blank label with handwritten text, including "July". For the stereo version of this album, CBS SBPG 62022, see International Album Releases (Regular).

CBS BPG 62022 (UK) - Philips-made releases (2):


CBS BPG 62022 (UK), copy pressed by Philips - front scan by Arie de Reus
The UK rear sleeve has a different layout from the US releases, without the Dylan photo. There were three separate releases of this album before 1965, two are definitely from 1962. These releases were manufactured by Philips (later part of PolyGram, now Universal) on behalf of CBS Records. US Columbia releases were previously released in the UK by Philips on either the Philips or Fontana labels before CBS Records was established. Columbia ended the arrangement with Philips in 1961 and formed CBS Records in 1962, but Philips made the first releases of Bob Dylan in 1962 and also made early copies of The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan in 1963 plus The Times They Are A-Changin’ and Another Side Of Bob Dylan in 1964. CBS Records did not have a pressing plant in the UK until they bought the former Oriole Records plants and recording studio on 21 Sep 1964 (Oriole had also released American Columbia hits in the UK in the early 1960s). Unlike the USA, the UK did have a white label promo, which is in a Philips-made sleeve.

CBS BPG 62022 (UK), copy pressed by Philips - detail of front, scan by Arie de Reus (catalogue number under logo)


CBS BPG 62022 (UK), copy pressed by Philips - rear scan by Arie de Reus (note text at bottom is different from the CBS release


CBS BPG 62022 (UK) - test pressing, picture found on eBay by Arie de Reus


CBS BPG 62022 (UK) - side 1 of test pressing, picture found on eBay by Arie de Reus


CBS BPG 62022 (UK), first copy pressed by Philips - Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus (first track correctly titled "You're No Good")


CBS BPG 62022 (UK), copy pressed by Philips - detail of rear, scan by Arie de Reus ("BPG 62022" to left of logo)


CBS BPG 62022 (UK), copy pressed by Philips - detail of bottom left of rear sleeve, scan by Arie de Reus ("CBS IS A TRADEMARK..."), there is no text below the liner notes at bottom right

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CBS BPG 62022 (UK), second copy pressed by Philips - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (first track incorrectly titled "She's No Good")


CBS BPG 62022 (UK), first/second copies pressed by Philips - Side 2 scan by Arie de Reus

The record of Arie de Reus' copy of this album that was manufactured for CBS by Philips has matrix numbers: Side 1 - BPG 62022 1L 2=420 VVV, Side 2 - BPG 62022 2L 2//420 VO. (The "V" is an upside down triangle.

Hans Seegers has a second copy of the Philips pressing where You're No Good is incorrectly titled "She's No Good". This is the same as the CBS mono and stereo pressings, which are all incorrect.

The Philips rear sleeves and the CBS rear sleeve had three folded-over flaps, not present on later CBS UK releases. Hans Seegers has a copy of Bob Dylan in a CBS sleeve that has a CBS label on Side 1 and a Philips label on Side 2, shown below. Thanks to Harald Sigvartsen for pointing out that Fixin' To Die and Highway 51 are wrongly listed as "Fixin' To Die Blues" and "Highway 51 Blues" on all the Side 1 record labels.

CBS BPG 62022 (UK) - CBS-made release:

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CBS BPG 62022 (UK), CBS commercial release - front scan by Hans Seegers

The third release was made by CBS itself (with a record probably pressed by Oriole) and the differences are as follows:

  • On the Philips-made front sleeves (both identical) the catalogue number BPG 6022 is present at top left under the stereo arrows and the CBS logo – on the CBS release it is missing.

  • On the Philips-made rear sleeves the catalogue number is printed at top right to the left of the CBS logo – on the CBS release it is below the CBS logo.

  • On the Philips-made rear sleeves the text "CBS IS A TRADEMARK OF COLUMBIA BROADCASTING SYSTEM INC." is printed at bottom left. On the CBS release it is printed at bottom right with other copyright text and at bottom left is "Printed by Garrod & Lofthouse".

  • On the Philips-made record labels to the right of the centre hole underneath the music publisher credits the matrix number is shown as “BPG 62022 1L” or “BPG 62022 2L” above the text “"RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1962”. On the CBS release the matrix numbers are “BPG 62022 A” or “BPG 62022 B” above the shorter text of “(P) 1962". (The “L” on the Philips label meant Mono, with “Y” for Stereo.) See the three detailed scans below.

  • The Philips labels have "BPG 62022" to the right of the centre hole, while the CBS labels have "BPG 62022". See the three detailed scans below.

  • On the first Philips-made Side 1 record label the first song is titled “You’re No Good”, later changed to “She’s No Good” – on the CBS release it’s listed as “She’s No Good”.

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CBS BPG 62022 (UK), CBS commercial release - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (no catalogue number under logo)

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CBS BPG 62022 (UK), CBS commercial release - rear scan by Hans Seegers. This rear sleeve has three folded-over flaps, later releases did not

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CBS BPG 62022 (UK), CBS commercial release - detail of rear sleeve showing logo with text "MONO BPG 62022", scan by Hans Seegers


CBS BPG 62022 (UK), CBS commercial release - detail of rear sleeve showing "Red" above logo, scan by Kenneth Robson


CBS BPG 62022 (UK), CBS commercial release - detail of bottom left of rear sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers ("Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse...")


CBS BPG 62022 (UK), CBS commercial release - detail of bottom right of rear sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers ("CBS is a Trademark..." - corresponding text on Philips pressing is on left, see above)

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CBS bpg 62022 (UK), CBS commercial release - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (first track incorrectly titled "She's No Good")


CBS bpg 62022 (UK), copy with mixed labels, Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (CBS label with first track incorrectly titled "She's No Good")

CBS BPG 62022 (UK), copy with mixed labels, Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (Philips label)


"Red - MONO" example, scan by Ian Woodward


"Blue - STEREO" example, scan by Ian Woodward


CBS BPG 62022 (UK), first copy pressed by Philips - detail of Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus

CBS BPG 62022 (UK), second copy pressed by Philips - detail of Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS bpg 62022 (UK), copy pressed by CBS - detail of Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS bpg 62022 (UK), copy pressed by CBS - Side 2 scan by Arie de Reus

Kenneth Robson has a copy of this first CBS commercial release with the word "Red" printed above the logo at the top right of the rear sleeve. This may have indicated a mono copy, because Ian Woodward has mono and stereo copies of a UK Decca album where the rear sleeve has a hole punched through it with the text "RED - MONO/BLUE - STEREO" revealing different coloured inside sleeves (I have a stereo copy of a UK Decca released Rolling Stones album with the hole in the rear sleeve showing a blue inner sleeve).


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


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


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


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

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


CBS bpg 62022 (UK), copy pressed by CBS - detail of Side 1, photo by James Dunseth ("SBPG 62022 A" stereo matrix number)
Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for finding a copy of the CBS commercial release on eBay where the sleeve and record labels belong to the mono album, but the record itself is actually the stereo album with stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - SBPG 62022 A, Side 2 - SBPG 62022 B. As shown above, both record labels have "BPG 62022" as the catalogue number, "(P) 1962" to the right of the centre hole and track 1 on Side 1 is listed as "SHE'S NO GOOD".
CBS bpg 62022 (UK), copy pressed by CBS - detail of Side 2, photo by James Dunseth ("SBPG 62022 B" stereo matrix number)

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Arie de Reus, Kenneth Robson, Ian Woodward, Éamonn Ó Catháin, James Dunseth and Paul Shenton for information and pictures.


"Bob Dylan" - mono vinyl LP releases, CBS BP-233206 (Australia)/CBS BP-473216 (New Zealand), 1965:


CBS BP-233206 (Australia) - front scan by Hans Seegers
Almost the same record sleeve was used for both releases, the only difference being the catalogue number in the rear top right hand corner (both illustrated). The record sleeves both have folded-over flaps, although the Australian sleeve has two and the New Zealand sleeve has three. Like the UK release, the rear sleeves do not have the Bob Dylan picture. Neither mention that the sleeves were made in Australia or New Zealand.

The records were made in Australia and New Zealand respectively and have orange CBS labels. The first track, You're No Good by Jesse Fuller, was correctly titled on the Side 1 labels of both releases.  The Australian record labels have round the circumference at the bottom the text "MADE IN AUSTRALIA BY A REGISTERED USER OF THE TRADE MARKS" without a CBS copyright. This is because up to 1977 all Australian records were manufactured by the Australian Record Company (Pty) Ltd. (A.R.C.) on behalf of CBS. This was the second Bob Dylan album to be released in New Zealand.

For the stereo release of the Australian album, CBS SBP-233206, see International Album Releases (Regular). For the later stereo release of the New Zealand album, CBS SBP-474236, also see International Album Releases (Regular). Note the different New Zealand catalogue numbers - BP-473216 (mono), SBP-474236 (stereo).


CBS BP-473216 (New Zealand) - front scan by Bill Hester


CBS BP-233206 (Australia) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS BP-233206 (Australia) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS BP-233206 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS BP-233206 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS BP-233206 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS BP-233206 (Australia)/CBS BP-473216 (New Zealand) - detail of front, scan by Bill Hester (no catalogue number)

CBS BP-473216 (New Zealand) - rear scan by Bill Hester


CBS BP-473216 (New Zealand) - detail of rear, scan by Bill Hester


CBS BP-473216 (New Zealand) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS BP-473216 (New Zealand) - detail of Side 1, scan by Bill Hester


CBS BP-473216 (New Zealand) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Bill Hester for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan" - mono vinyl LP releases, CBS ALD 6818 (South Africa/Rhodesia), 1965:


CBS ALD 6818 (South Africa) - front scan by Arie de Reus
The album sleeve was printed in South Africa by Record Pac. It has no Bob Dylan picture on the rear, but it is unique in having "BOB DYLAN" in red and the track listing in blue. Hans Seegers' copy has two folded-over rear flaps, Arie de Reus' copy has three folded-over flaps. (Manuel García Jara is doubtful about this, and thinks what looks like a third flap is actually just a thick line where the front laminate ends on the rear sleeve. A sleeve with two folded-over flaps is made of one sheet of card with flaps, folded in half so that the flaps then overlap the rear sleeve. A sleeve with three folded-over flaps will need to be made of two separate pieces of card, with the three flaps from the front sleeve overlapping the rear sleeve - Manuel has never seen a sleeve like this.


CBS ALD 6818 (South Africa) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS ALD 6818 (South Africa) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (two folded-over flaps)


CBS ALD 6818 (South Africa) - rear scan by Arie de Reus (three folded-over flaps)


CBS ALD 6818 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Arie de Reus (three folded-over flaps)


CBS ALD 6818 (South Africa) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1)


CBS ALD 6818 (South Africa) - detail of Side 1, scan by Arie de Reus (variant 1 - copyrights on six lines)

CBS ALD 6818 (South Africa) - detail of Side 1, scan by Arie de Reus (variant 1)


CBS ALD 6818 (South Africa) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1)


CBS ALD 6818 (South Africa) - detail of Side 2, scan by Arie de Reus (variant 1)


CBS ALD 6818 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (two folded-over flaps)


CBS ALD 6818 (South Africa) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2)

CBS ALD 6818 (South Africa) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2 - "XLP" indented, copyrights on five lines)

CBS ALD 6818 (South Africa) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2)

CBS ALD 6818 (South Africa) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2)

CBS ALD 6818 (South Africa) - detail of Side 2, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2 - "XLP" indented)


CBS ALD 6818 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Arie de Reus (printer "RECORD PAC" - three folded-over flaps)


CBS ALD 6818 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (printer "RECORD PAC" - two folded-over flaps and laminate lines)


CBS ALD 6818 (Rhodesia) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS ALD 6818 (Rhodesia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara ("MADE IN S. RHODESIA")


CBS ALD 6818 (Rhodesia) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

The South African record has orange CBS labels in two variants. The first track, You're No Good by Jesse Fuller, was correctly titled on the Side 1 label of both variants. On variant 2 the playing speed "33⅓" to the left of the centre hole is in a different typeface from that of variant 1, and the music publisher information to the right of the centre hole on Side 1 is spread over five lines on variant 2 instead of six on variant 1; also to the right of the centre hole the matrix numbers XLP.55619" (Side 1) and "XLP.55620" (Side 2) are left-aligned on variant 1 and centred on variant 2. Arie de Reus' copy with variant 1 record labels has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XLP-55619-1H, Side 2 - XLP-55620-1K, as does Manuel García Jara's copy with variant 2 record labels.

Manuel García Jara's very rare Rhodesian copy looks identical to the South African copy (variant 1) but it has "MADE IN S. RHODESIA" stamped into the vinyl on both sides of the record.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Arie de Reus and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan" - mono vinyl LP, CBS CL 1779 (Singapore), 1965:


CBS CL 1779 (Singapore) -  front scan by Hans Seegers
This release uses an imported US sleeve and the US catalogue number, but has unique labels with three CBS logos and the white "MONO"/"360º SOUND" label design without arrows.

The first track, You're No Good by Jesse Fuller, was correctly titled on the Side 1 label.

Gerd Rundel has a copy that is exactly the same as the one shown. The record of his copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - XLP-55619, Side 2 - XLP-55620.

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


CBS CL 1779 (USA for export to Singapore) -  rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS CL 1779 (Singapore) -  Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS CL 1779 (Singapore) -  Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

"Bob Dylan" - mono vinyl LP, CBS 62022 (Italy), 22 Sep 1966, re-released late 1960s; CBS Sugar 62022 (Italy), 8 Jan 1975; CBS 62022 (Italy), 1978:
Despite the release date, the 1975 and 1978 albums were indeed still in mono! For the stereo release of this album, see International Album Releases (Regular).

CBS 62022 (Italy), 22 Sep 1966, re-released late 1960s:


CBS 62022 (Italy) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (all four releases)

The front sleeves of these four albums are the same. The rear sleeve of the 1966 album has different copyright text from that of the late 1960s and 1975 releases. Also shown is a copy of the 1966 release exported to Yugoslavia with "PER ESPORTAZIONE [FOR EXPORT]" stamped on both labels. Unlike other Communist regimes, the government of Yugoslavia allowed the import of Western records in limited quantities, so records with stamps like this are very rare. The 1966 records shown both have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 62022 1L  22/9/66, Side 2 - 62022 2L  22/9/66.

The 1966 record has orange CBS labels. The first track, You're No Good by Jesse Fuller, was correctly titled on the Side 1 labels of all three releases. The two 1960s releases have quite different orange CBS labels  The first release has "BOB DYLAN" twice as album title and artist name above the centre hole (the same as the 1966 stereo release), the later 1960s release has "BOB DYLAN" below the centre hole, above and below the song titles.

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CBS 62022 (Italy) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (all four releases)

CBS 62022 (Italy for Yugoslavia) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1966 release)


CBS 62022 (Italy) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1966 release)


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

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

CBS 62022 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1966 release - compare with stereo release and later 1960s mono release below)


CBS 62022 (Italy) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1966 release)


CBS 62022 (Italy) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (late 1960s and 1975 releases)

CBS 62022 (Italy for Yugoslavia) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1966 release)

CBS 62022 (Italy for Yugoslavia) - Side 1 with export stamp, scan by Manuel García Jara (1966 release)

CBS 62022 (Italy for Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1 with export stamp, scan by Manuel García Jara (1966 release)


CBS 62022 (Italy for Yugoslavia) - Side 2 with export stamp, scan by Manuel García Jara (1966 release)


CBS 62022 (Italy for Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 2 with export stamp, scan by Manuel García Jara (1966 release)

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CBS 62022 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (1960s and 1975 releases)


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


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

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CBS 62022 (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (later 1960s release)


CBS 62022 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (later 1960s release)


CBS 62022 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (later 1960s release)


CBS 62022 (Italy)  - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1966 release, bottom text on two lines, two folded-over flaps)

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CBS 62022 (Italy)  - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (later 1960s and 1975 releases, bottom text on one line, two folded-over flaps)
 

The sleeves of both the late 1960s and the 1975 albums are the same, the rear sleeve has two folded-over flaps. The 1978 sleeve below is essentially the same, although it has no folded-over flaps, and the copyright text at bottom right of the rear sleeve is now missing.

CBS Sugar 62022 (Italy), 8 Jan 1975; CBS 62022 (Italy), 1978:
 


CBS 62022 (Italy) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)

The 1975 and 1978 records have orange/yellow CBS labels. The 1975 record shown was made by CBS Sugar and has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 62022 1L/4  8/1/75, Side 2 - 62022 2L/2  5/12/74. The 1978 record shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 62022-1L/4  8/1/75, Side 2 - CI 62022-2L/2  5/12/74. It was made by CBS, the "SUGAR" text is missing from the labels, although the "MADE IN ITALY BY CBS" text is still aligned as if it were present.


CBS 62022 (Italy) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)


CBS 62022 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)


CBS Sugar 62022 (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)

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CBS Sugar 62022 (Italy) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release)


CBS Sugar 62022 (Italy) - detail of Side 2, scan by Hans Seegers (1975 release - "CBS SUGAR")


CBS 62022 (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)

CBS 62022 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release - "SUGAR" missing)

CBS 62022 (Italy) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release)


CBS 62022 (Italy)  - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1978 release, no folded-over flaps, bottom text on right missing)

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


CD Releases


"Bob Dylan: The Original Mono Recordings" - 9CD set in 5" box, Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697761042 (USA/Europe), 19 Oct 2010; Sony Music SICP 2951-59 (Japan), 10 Nov 2010; 9LP set in 12" box, Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697761051 (USA/Europe), 21 Dec 2010:


Columbia/Legacy/ Sony Music 88697761042 (Europe) - front of outer box with sticker (my copy)
This set of Bob's first eight albums in the original mono mixes comes in a cutaway card box inside an outer box. The CD albums are in thick card sleeves reproducing the original mono album artwork, in this case Columbia CL 1779. The CD comes in a contemporary picture inner sleeve and its design is based on the original Columbia "6-eye" design (see above). Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for information that this album can be downloaded in MP3 format from Play.com in the UK for £6.99 or £0.89 per track. For full details of the set, see here.


Sony Music SICP 2951-59 (Japan) - front of box with obi and sticker, scan by Anthony Perry


Sony Music SICP 2951-59 (Japan) - rear of box with obi, scan by Anthony Perry

Columbia/Legacy/ Sony Music 88697761042-1/CL 1779 (Europe) - front of card sleeve

Columbia/Legacy/ Sony Music 88697761042-1/CL 1779 (Europe) - rear of card sleeve

Columbia/Legacy/ Sony Music 88697761042-1/CL 1779 (Europe) - front of inner sleeve


Columbia/Legacy/ Sony Music 88697761042-1/CL 1779 (Europe) - rear of inner sleeve


Columbia/Legacy/ Sony Music 88697761042-1/CL 1779 (Europe) - CD


Columbia/Legacy/ Sony Music 88697761042 (Europe) - paper wrapper over rear of outer box

Sony Music SICP 2951 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Anthony Perry


Sony Music SICP 2951 (Japan) - rear with obi, scan by Anthony Perry


Sony Music SICP 2951 (Japan) - obi scan by Anthony Perry


Sony Music SICP 2951 (Japan) - front of card sleeve, scan by Anthony Perry


Columbia/Legacy/ Sony Music 88697761042-1/CL 1779 (Europe) - detail of CD

Sony Music SICP 2951 (Japan) - rear of card sleeve, scan by Anthony Perry

Sony Music SICP 2951 (Japan) - insert scan by Anthony Perry (original front sticker)

Sony Music SICP 2951 (Japan) - front of booklet, scan by Anthony Perry


Sony Music SICP 2951 (Japan) - inner sleeve front, scan by Anthony Perry


Sony Music SICP 2951 (Japan) - inner sleeve rear, scan by Anthony Perry


Sony Music SICP 2951 (Japan) - CD scan by Anthony Perry

Thanks to Sonny Boy McFitzson for information about the Japanese release, Sony Music SICP 2151-59. It has a wrap-around obi with price ¥18,900 (¥18,000 plus sales tax). This has been reduced from the originally announced price of ¥25,000! As the original mono albums were never released in Japan, each has a light blue top obi based on those of the original stereo releases. The Japanese CD also comes in the picture inner sleeve with a Japanese language booklet and an insert reproducing the 1962 silver star sticker (see above).

The 12" mono LP is available separately from the vinyl boxed set as a Dutch release, Music On Vinyl MOVLP 239 (NL) - scans required.

Thanks to Anthony Perry for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan" - unauthorised 2CD stereo and mono release, Not Now Music NOT2CD480 (UK), Jan 2013:


Not Now Music NOT2CD480 (UK) - front of slipcase, picture from www.ginza.se
Thanks to Anders Lindh for information about this 2CD release, presumably "legal" because of copyright expiry in the EU after fifty years. As well as stereo and mono versions of the album, it includes two bonus tracks. According to Derek Barker of "Isis" magazine, Not Now Music informed him they were both sides of the original Mixed Up Confusion/Corrina, Corrina mono 7" single (R-0007 and R-0008, see 1962). However, this is completely wrong - Mixed Up Confusion is the stereo overdubbed alternate take from the original release of Biograph (R-0748, see 1985) and Corrina, Corrina is an unfaded version of mono track from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan with a final drum roll from drummer Herb Lovelle (2:53 instead of 2:44)! As this is a completely new rarity, full details are in 2013.

Special thanks to Anders for the album!


"Bob Dylan" - mono hybrid SA-CD release, Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs CMFSA2177M (USA), Oct 2016:


Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs CMFSA2177M (USA) - front picture from www.musicdirect.com
Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for information about this pending mono hybrid SA-CD release from the US audiophile company Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs. There will be a simultaneous release on hybrid SA-CD and vinyl of seven Dylan mono albums excluding Blonde On Blonde.

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