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Audio: Mono LPs - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

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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 information about and stereo releases of this album, see International Album Releases (Regular).

This page is still incomplete. 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: 20 September, 2014.


Vinyl Releases


"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - mono vinyl LP, Columbia CL 1986 (USA), 27 May 1963:

For full details of the withdrawn original album with four replaced tracks, see 1963. For a picture of Nat Hentoff's notes for the withdrawn album, also see 1963. The front sleeve photo of Bob and his then girlfriend Suze Rotolo (who sadly died in Feb 2011) was again taken by Don Hunstein, on Jones Street in Greenwich Village, New York City, which joins up with the notorious 4th Street at its eastern end (actually West 4th Street at this point). Thanks to Eric Baumel for confirming the location and to Bill Hester for further information.

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Columbia CL 1986 (USA) - radio station promo copy of withdrawn mono album, scan by Hans Seegers (the timing strip has tracks 3 and 6 on Side 1 swapped)


Columbia CL 1986 (USA), promo copy of regular mono album - front scan from Ole Lien

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Columbia CL 1986 (USA) - rear of promo copy, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CL 1986 (USA) - detail of rear of promo copy, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CL 1986 (mono) - timing strip from radio station promo copy with withdrawn tracks, scan by Gerd Rundel

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Columbia CL 1986 mono promo - Side 1 (this record lists the withdrawn tracks - in the wrong order - but plays the replacements), scan by Arie de Reus (matrix number XLP-58717-3A)

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Columbia CL 1986 mono promo - Side 2 (this record lists the withdrawn tracks but plays the replacements), scan by Arie de Reus (matrix number XLP-58718-2A)


Columbia CL 1986 (USA), promo copy of regular album with replaced track listing corrected by Bob - Side 1 picture from Christie's New York web-site found by Jean-Pol Hiernaux


Columbia CL 1986 (USA), promo copy of regular album with replaced track listing corrected by Bob - Side 2 picture from Christie's New York web-site found by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

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Columbia CL 1986 (USA), radio station promo label side 1 - scan by Hans Seegers

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Columbia CL 1986 (USA), radio station promo label side 2 - scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CL 1986 (USA), first commercial mono release with sticker - front scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CL 1986 (USA), first commercial mono release - front sticker scan by Gerd Rundel

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Columbia CL 1986 (USA), note sent out with promo copies about bands 3 and 6 on Side 1 being reversed - scan by Hans Seegers. The note actually refers to the withdrawn album, but was sent out with the replacement album!


Columbia CL 1986 (USA), radio station promo label side 2 with blue design inner sleeve - photo by "Truman Peyote"

The promo copy of the regular album shown here has the original sleeve but the front has typewritten revised track listings stuck under the printed titles. The rear sleeve has both mono and stereo catalogue numbers at top right although the front sleeve has "MONAURAL".

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Gerard Szaulis for further information, and to Ole Lien and Hans Seegers for scans. Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for finding the two copies from Suze Rotolo's personal collection for auction at Christie's, New York, in Nov 2006. The first copy is a white label promo listing the replaced tracks hand-corrected by Bob, the second has handwriting by Bob of "To every Body" on the back and also has Suze's name "Susan Rotolo" at top right.

Thanks to "Truman Peyote" for information about a promo copy with the timing strip showing the withdrawn tracks which looks as if someone has tried to remove the strip at some time! Jean-Pol Hiernaux also found a picture which shows a timing strip with the withdrawn tracks that also looks as if someone has tried to remove it. The record inside is actually the regular white label promo as shown in the scans by Hans Seegers. Gerd Rundel has a white label promo copy with a timing strip in better condition. It comes the same original blue design Columbia inner sleeve as Truman Peyote's copy, and has a number “1” at the bottom right hand corner of the rear sleeve. This copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XLP-58717-3A, Side 2 -  XLP-58718-2A.
 

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Columbia CL 1986 (USA), commercial mono release - front scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CL 1986 (USA), first commercial mono release - detail of front top left, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CL 1986 (USA), first commercial mono release - detail of front bottom left "GUARANTEED HIGH FIDELITY" as on labels, scan by Gerd Rundel

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Columbia CL 1986 (USA), commercial mono release - rear scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CL 1986 (USA), first commercial mono release - detail of rear top right, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CL 1986 (USA), second commercial mono release - detail of rear top right, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CL 1986 (USA), promo copy of regular album signed by Bob - rear picture from Christie's New York web-site found by Jean-Pol Hiernaux


Columbia CL 1986 (USA), grey design inner sleeve from first commercial copy - scan by Gerd Rundel

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Columbia CL 1986 (USA), first commercial mono release - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers ("GUARANTEED HIGH FIDELITY")


Columbia CL 1986 (USA), first commercial mono release - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel

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Columbia CL 1986 (USA), record store demonstration copy of first commercial mono release with sticker - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers ("GUARANTEED HIGH FIDELITY")

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Columbia CL 1986 (USA), second mono commercial release -  Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers ("360º SOUND")

Gerd Rundel has a copy of the first commercial release with a sticker advertising Blowin' In The Wind on the front sleeve. The record is in a grey/white Columbia inner sleeve and has "GUARANTEED HIGH FIDELITY" on the labels with stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XLP-58717-3L, Side 2 - XLP-58718-2A. Tim Norford has a copy of the same album with the "GUARANTEED HIGH FIDELITY" labels where the matrix numbers are Side 1 - XLP-58717-3K (stamped), Side 2 - XLP-58718-2L (handwritten). This copy has a "3" at bottom right of the rear sleeve.

The red Columbia commercial record label occurs in two designs:  the first commercial release has "GUARANTEED HIGH FIDELITY" and the second has the "MONO"/"360° SOUND"/arrows logo. The very worn record store copy illustrated by a Side 2 label with a "DEMONSTRATION" sticker appears to have "COLUMBIA" in black but on closer examination the "COLUMBIA" logo has been partially inked in black pen! Thanks to Joe Ferrari for pointing this out.


Columbia CL 1986 (USA), record store demonstration copy of first commercial mono release with sticker - detail of Side 2, scan by Hans Seegers

Renaud Depierreux has a copy with the rear sleeve with both mono and stereo catalogue numbers. There is a "1" in the bottom right hand corner of the sleeve. The album was later released with an exclusive mono rear sleeve that listed only the mono catalogue number. Mitchell Cutler has a copy with the first release rear sleeve with both mono and stereo catalogue numbers and the second release "GUARANTEED HIGH FIDELITY" labels with  "COLUMBIA" in white. This copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - XLP-58717-3C, Side 2 - XLP-58718-2AC.


"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - mono vinyl LP reissue, Columbia/Sundazed LP 5115 (USA), Nov 2001:


Sundazed/Columbia LP 5115 (USA) - front scan by Hans Seegers
New York State-based small label Sundazed gained approval from Columbia to reissue the 1960s Dylan album in the original mono on 180gm vinyl.
Sundazed/Columbia LP 5115 (USA) - front sticker scan by Hans Seegers

Sundazed/Columbia LP 5115 (USA) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

Sundazed/Columbia LP 5115 (USA) - Side 1 photo by Robert Kornovich

Sundazed/Columbia LP 5115 (USA) - Side 2 photo by Robert Kornovich

Thanks to Ole Lien for information on this item and to Hans Seegers for scans. The copy shown is still sealed - thanks to Robert Kornovich for photos of the labels, which reproduce those of the final mono release with the "STEREO"/"360° SOUND"/arrows logo in white (see above).

For more information see Sundazed's web-site


"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - fake test pressing, Columbia CL 1986 (mono) (USA), Dec 2011:


Record and sleeve photo from eBay
This at first convincing "test pressing" with the withdrawn tracks for auction on eBay from an Italian seller is actually a fake. The information sheet glued to the white card sleeve is nothing like a Columbia US information sheet of the time, and labels like these were not used for test pressings.

Thanks to Renaud Depierreux for information about this item, and to Jeff Gold of Record Mecca, Arie de Reus and Hans Seegers for confirming it's a fake.


White card sleeve with glued information sheet, photo from eBay


Side 1 photo from eBay


Side 2 photo from eBay

"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - mono vinyl LP, Columbia CL 1986 (Canada), 27 May 1963:


Columbia CL 1986 (Canada) - front picture from eBay
The front sleeve of the Canadian mono release of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, Columbia CL 1986, had in error the withdrawn track listing, see 1963. However, the record inside was the regular release. The rear sleeve had the revised track listing but with only 12 songs listed, omitting Don't Think Twice, It's All Right even though it was on the album. You might think this too would be a very collectable item, but in fact Columbia Canada used the same sleeve for the LP until 1975!

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


Columbia CL 1986 (Canada) - rear picture from eBay


Columbia CL 1986 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (including Don't Think Twice)


Columbia CL 1986 (Canada) - Side 1 picture from eBay


Columbia CL 1986 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, picture from eBay


Columbia CL 1986 (Canada) - Side 2 picture from eBay

Columbia CL 1986 (Canada) - detail of rear, picture from eBay (omitting Don't Think Twice)

"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - mono vinyl LP, CBS BPG 62193/CL 1986 (UK), Nov 1963:

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CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - front scan by Hans Seegers (first CBS copy)


CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (first CBS copy)

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CBS bpg 62193 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (first CBS copy)


CBS bpg 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (first CBS copy, "(P) 1963")


CBS bpg 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (first CBS copy)

CBS bpg 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (first CBS copy, "33")

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CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (first CBS copy) This rear sleeve has three folded over flaps


CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (first CBS copy)


CBS bpg 62193 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (first CBS copy)

CBS bpg 62193 (UK) - Side 1 photo by Stuart Leitch (second CBS copy)

CBS bpg 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, photo by Stuart Leitch (second CBS copy)

CBS bpg 62193 (UK) - Side 2 photo by Stuart Leitch (second CBS copy)

Note the front picture is a higher crop of the source photo than the US front! (More sky above Bob's head, less road below his feet.) It's actually the stereo front sleeve but without the stereo logo above the title. The rear sleeve has three folded over flaps. The record has orange CBS labels with the playing speed shown as "33". The catalogue number on the record labels is shown as "CBS bpg 62193"Stuart Leitch has an alternate copy of the CBS pressing with the rear sleeve with the three folded over flaps where the song titles on the record labels are lower than on the labels of Hans Seegers' copy. This copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - 62193-4A-1, Side 2 - 62193-3B-1.


CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (first CBS copy)


CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus (copy manufactured by Philips)

Arie de Reus has a copy manufactured for CBS by Philips. The sleeve has no folded over flaps and the vinyl is thicker than on a CBS-manufactured copy. The Philips labels have the earlier text "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963" to the right of the centre CBS logo, while the CBS label has "(P) 1963". This implies the Philips pressing is earlier. The playing speed is shown as "33" and the type face is the same as the first and second CBS copies above.


CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Arie de Reus (copy manufactured by Philips)


CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Arie de Reus (copy manufactured by Philips)

CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 2, scan by Gerd Rundel (copy manufactured by Philips)

CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (copy manufactured by Philips)


CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (copy manufactured by Philips)


CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (copy manufactured by Philips)

CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (copy manufactured by Philips)

Matrix numbers are: Side 1 - BPG 62193 1L 1=420 1 A 8, Side 2 - BPG 62193 2L 1//420 1 1 9. Gerd Rundel's Philips copy has two folded over flaps on the rear sleeve and the record matrix numbers are: Side 1 - BPG  62193 1L s 1=420 1 A1, Side 2 - BPG  62193  2L s 1//420 1.

The above Philips matrix numbers contain a symbol like an upside down triangle. The upside down triangle I've used to display it belongs to a font called “Webdings” that you should have on your PC as part of Windows. If you can't see the triangle, you can download Webdings here:


CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (third CBS copy)
Manuel García Jara has a CBS copy, probably from 1964, with a different rear sleeve and record labels. The sleeve has no folded over flaps. On the rear sleeve the catalogue number "62193" is now below the CBS logo at top right, and at bottom right the CBS copyright information has been replaced by the printer's name, Ernest J. Day  & Co., Ltd.
CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (third CBS copy)

CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (third CBS copy)

CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (third CBS copy)

CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - inner sleeve front scan by Manuel García Jara (third CBS copy)

CBS bpg 62193 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (third CBS copy)


CBS bpg 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (third CBS copy)


CBS bpg 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (third CBS copy, no date)

CBS bpg 62193 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (third CBS copy, "331/3")

CBS bpg 62193 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (third CBS copy)

CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - inner sleeve rear scan by Manuel García Jara (third CBS copy)

The record is is an orange/white CBS UK inner sleeve with details of contemporary CBS albums. The record labels have text in a different type face, with the playing speed shown as "33⅓" (same as the 1964 stereo release) and no publication date to the right of the centre hole.


CBS BPG 62193 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (third CBS copy)

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Arie de Reus for information and to Hans Seegers, Stuart Leitch, Gerd Rundel and Manuel García Jara for scans. My UK mono copy bought in 1963 was stolen in May 1968.


"En Roue Libre..." - mono vinyl LP, CBS 62 193 (France),  May 1965:
This is the mono version of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan with a new title! This was the first Bob Dylan album to be released in France, in mono only. The very rare double-sided test pressing shown is dated 5 Apr 1965. This album was never released in France on stereo vinyl, but for a 1973 French 8-track stereo release with this title, see International Album Releases (Regular).

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CBS 62 193 (France) - front scan by Hans Seegers (both releases)

There are two rear sleeves with slight variations on the right edge:

Rear sleeve 1: the right edge has "DILLARD et Cie. Imp. Paris", "Imprimé en France" printed vertically and "BOB DYLAN" in red.
Rear sleeve 2: the right edge has "PRINTED IN FRANCE" printed vertically and "BOB DYLAN" in very dark-red. Senne Willems has a copy of this variant with a "U" in a circle next to the CBS logo at top right, missing from Hans Seegers' copy.

The sleeves notes are in French. The record has orange CBS labels.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Arie de Reus and Senne Willems for information and pictures.

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CBS 62 193 (France) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)

CBS 62 193 (France) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)

CBS 62 193 (France) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)

CBS 62 193 (France) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)

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CBS 62 193 (France) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)


CBS 62 193 (France) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)

CBS 62 193 (France) - rear photo by Senne Willems (alternate second variant)

CBS 62 193 (France) - detail of rear, photo by Senne Willems (alternate second variant)


CBS 62 193 (France) - test pressing Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus


CBS 62 193 (France) - test pressing Side 2 scan by Arie de Reus


CBS 62 193 (France) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 62 193 (France) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - mono vinyl LP releases, CBS BP-233145 (Australia), 1965:
For the stereo version of this album released in 1967, see International Album Releases (Regular).


CBS BP-2331145 (Australia) - front scan by Hans Seegers (variant 2)
The front picture uses the UK crop. The front sleeve is laminated and the rear sleeve has two folded over flaps top and bottom.

The record has orange CBS labels with the Allan's logo (Allan's were music publishers in Australia for Bob Dylan records between 1965 and 1969) and four variants are shown. On the variants 1-3 Side 2 labels the credit for Corrina, Corrina is "Adapt. & arr. B. Dylan" on the same line as the song title while on variant 4 it is "Adapted and arranged B. Dylan" on a second line.


CBS BP-2331145 (Australia) - front scan by Stuart Moore (variant 4)


CBS BP-2331145 (Australia) - rear scan by Stuart Moore (variant 4)


CBS BP-2331145 (Australia) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (variant 2)


CBS BP-2331145 (Australia) - detail of rear, scan by Stuart Moore (all variants)


CBS BP-2331145 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (variant 1 - song titles in italics)


CBS BP-2331145 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (variant 1 - song titles in italics)


CBS BP-2331145 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (variant 2 - song titles not in italics)


CBS BP-2331145 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (variant 2 - song titles not in italics)


CBS BP-2331145 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 2 - song titles not in italics)


CBS BP-2331145 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (variant 3 - like variant 2 but slightly different text layout)


CBS BP-2331145 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (variant 3 - like variant 2 but slightly different text layout)


CBS BP-2331145 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (variant 4 - smaller Allan's logo)


CBS BP-2331145 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (variant 4 - smaller Allan's logo, longer Corrina, Corrina credit)

Stuart has a copy which may be the earliest (variant 1) where the song titles are printed in an italic style.The matrix numbers are just: Side 1: "MX 144487", Side 2 - "MX 144488". Hans Seegers' copy (variant 2) has non italic song titles and stamped matrix numbers: Side 1: "MX 144487-B  BP-23145-1", Side 2 - "MX 144488-B  BP-23145-2". Stuart Moore has a copy (variant 3) similar to variant 2 but where the text elements are slightly differently arranged. Stuart Moore's last copy (variant 4) has the same matrix numbers as variant 2 but the labels have a smaller "Allan's" logo to the right of the centre hole (same size as the New Zealand logo, see below).

All the record labels shown have round the circumference at the bottom the text "MADE IN AUSTRALIA BY A REGISTERED USER OF THE TRADE MARKS" without a CBS copyright. This is because up to 1977 all Australian records were manufactured by the Australian Record Company (Pty) Ltd. (A.R.C.) on behalf of CBS.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Stuart Moore for information and scans.


"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - mono vinyl LP, CBS BP-473155 (New Zealand), 1965:


CBS BP-473155 (New Zealand) - front scan by Hans Seegers
The front picture uses the UK crop but it's unique in having a white border. The sleeve has two folded over flaps top and bottom. For the stereo release of this album, SBP-474237, see International Album Releases (Regular).

As with the Australian release, the record has orange CBS labels with the small Allan's logo (then the New Zealand music publishers as well) and stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - "M.X 144487  BP233145-1", Side 2 - "M.X 144488  BP233145-2". The sleeve was made in New Zealand by Cello-Kraft Ltd., and the record was made in New Zealand also.

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

 


CBS BP-473155 (New Zealand) - detail of front, scan by Bill Hester

CBS BP-473155 (New Zealand) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS BP-473155 (New Zealand) - detail of rear, scan by Bill Hester


CBS BP-473155 (New Zealand) - detail of rear, scan by Bill Hester


CBS BP-473155 (New Zealand) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS BP-473155 (New Zealand) - detail of Side 1, scan by Bill Hester


CBS BP-473155 (New Zealand) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - mono vinyl LP releases, CBS ALD 6816 (South Africa/Southern Rhodesia), 1965:
For the stereo version of this album, CBS ASF 1717, released in 1972, see International Album Releases (Regular).


CBS ALD 6816 South Africa) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant)


CBS ALD 6816 South Africa) - detail from front, scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)


CBS ALD 6816 South Africa) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant)

CBS ALD 6816 South Africa) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)

CBS ALD 6816 South Africa) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant)


CBS ALD 6816 South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant)


CBS ALD 6816 South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant)


CBS ALD 6816 South Africa) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)


CBS ALD 6816 South Africa) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)

CBS ALD 6816 South Africa) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)

CBS ALD 6816 South Africa) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant)


CBS ALD 6816 South Africa) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant)


CBS ALD 6816 Southern Rhodesia) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ALD 6816 Southern Rhodesia) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ALD 6816 Southern Rhodesia) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ALD 6816 Southern Rhodesia) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ALD 6816 Southern Rhodesia) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ALD 6816 South Africa) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant)

CBS ALD 6816 Southern Rhodesia) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ALD 6816 Southern Rhodesia) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (compare with South African variants)

CBS ALD 6816 Southern Rhodesia) - detail of Side 1, photo by Senne Willems ("MADE IN S. RHODESIA")

CBS ALD 6816 Southern Rhodesia) - detail of Side 1, photo by Senne Willems (matrix number)

CBS ALD 6816 Southern Rhodesia) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ALD 6816 Southern Rhodesia) - detail of Side 2, photo by Senne Willems (matrix number)

The sleeves of all three albums shown here look identical. The album sleeve is laminated on the front and has two folded-over flaps on the back. It was printed in South Africa by Record Pac. The records have orange CBS labels. There are two variants of South African record labels, with "M. Witmark & Sons" positioned differently to the right of the centre hole. Both records shown have stamped US matrix numbers: Side 1 - "XLP-58717-3AD", Side 2 - "XLP-58718-2AB".

The Rhodesian album has the same sleeve as the South African releases. The copy of the record shown has stamped US matrix numbers: Side 1 - XLP-58717-3AC, Side 2 - XLP-58718-2AB 1, as well as "MADE IN S. RHODESIA" stamped on each side.

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


"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - mono vinyl LP, CBS 62193 (Italy), 7 Oct 1966, re-released 1967:
For the stereo version of this album released in 1975, see International Album Releases (Regular).


CBS 62193 (Italy) - front scan by Hans Seegers (both releases)


CBS 62193 (Italy) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (both releases)


CBS 62193 (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Giuseppe Orlandi (1966 release)


CBS 62193 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Giuseppe Orlandi (1966 release)


CBS 62193 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Giuseppe Orlandi (1966 release)


CBS 62193 (Italy) - alternate Side 2 scan by Giuseppe Orlandi (1966 release)


CBS 62193 (Italy) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (both releases)


CBS 62193 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (both releases)


CBS 62193 (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (1967 release)


CBS 62193 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1967 release)


CBS 62193 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (1967 release)


CBS 62193 (Italy) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (1967 release)


CBS 62193 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (both releases)

Both releases have the same sleeve. The front picture uses the UK crop. The sleeve has two folded over flaps top and bottom. Both records have orange CBS labels. Giuseppi Orlandi's 1966 copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - 7/10/66 CBS 62193 1/L, Side 2 - 7/10/66 CBS 62193  2/L. Hans Seegers' 1967 has different record labels dated 1967 as shown and stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS 62193=1L  7/10/66, Side 2 - CBS 62193=2L  7/10/66

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Giuseppe Orlandi for information and pictures.


"Bob Dylan" - mono vinyl LP, Amiga Phonoclub 8 40 040, German Democratic Republic (East Germany), Jan 1967:

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Amiga Phonoclub 8 40 040 (East Germany) - front scan by Hans Seegers

This mono album is claimed to be the rarest Bob Dylan album in the world, rarer even than the withdrawn first pressing of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (see 1963 and above)! Its contents are actually the regular commercial release of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, with German "socialist" sleeve notes, released as a very limited edition by an East German record club, and printed at the Amiga pressing plant in East Berlin, under licence from CBS Records. The record has orange "Phonoclub" labels. Gerd Rundel's copy comes with a "Replacement Card" that allows the buyer to send back a faulty LP for a replacement. The "target" on the reverse of the card is where you indicate the location of the damage to the LP (my local public library in the 1970s used similar cards for recording LP scratches).

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

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Amiga Phonoclub 8 40 040 (East Germany) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


Amiga Phonoclub 8 40 040 (East Germany) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


Amiga Phonoclub 8 40 040 (East Germany) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers


Amiga Phonoclub 8 40 040 (East Germany) - front of replacement card, scan by Gerd Rundel


Amiga Phonoclub 8 40 040 (East Germany) - reverse of replacement card, scan by Gerd Rundel

"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" - 180gm mono vinyl LP release, Columbia/Sony Music (catalogue number?) (Europe), 15 Sep 2014:


Picture from amazon.com
This heavyweight 180gm mono vinyl release includes the mono CD version of the album (from the CD set below) and also an MP3 download.

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for information.


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697789722/CL 1986 (Europe) - CD

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 1986. The CD comes in a contemporary inner sleeve and its design is based on the original Columbia 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.

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 a contemporary inner sleeve with a Japanese language booklet and an insert reproducing the original 1963 sticker promoting Blowin' In The Wind (see above).

The 12" mono LP is available separately from the vinyl boxed set as a Dutch release, Music On Vinyl MOVLP 240 (NL) - scans required.

Thanks to Anthony Perry for information and scans.


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697761042-2/CL 1986 (Europe) - front of card sleeve

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697761042-2/CL 1986 (Europe) - rear of card sleeve

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697761042-2/CL 1986 (Europe) - inner sleeve (same both sides)


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697761042-2/CL 1986 (Europe) - CD


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88697761042-2/CL 1986 (Europe) - detail of CD


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

Sony Music SICP 2952 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Anthony Perry

Sony Music SICP 2952 (Japan) - rear with obi, scan by Anthony Perry

Sony Music SICP 2952 (Japan) - obi scan by Anthony Perry


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

Sony Music SICP 2952 (Japan) - front of card sleeve, scan by Anthony Perry

Sony Music SICP 2952 (Japan) - rear of card sleeve, scan by Anthony Perry

Sony Music SICP 2952 (Japan) - insert scan by Anthony Perry (original front sticker)


Sony Music SICP 2952 (Japan) - booklet front scan by Anthony Perry


Sony Music SICP 2952 (Japan) - inner sleeve scan by Anthony Perry (same both sides)


Sony Music SICP 2952 (Japan) - CD scan by Anthony Perry

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