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Audio: Mono 7" Singles & EPs: 1965 - Positively 4th Street

These 7" Positively 4th Street singles are listed separately because of the length of the Mono Singles 1965 page. The 7" mono single version of Positively 4th Street was released on CD on The Best Of The Original Mono Recordings in Oct 2010. For the other 1965 Mono Singles & EPs pages, see here:

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For 1965 Dylan mono 7" singles and EPs with rarities see 1965. For illustrations of all the generic 7" single sleeves used by Bob's record companies from the 1960s onwards, see the 7" Single Sleeves page. (A single has much less value to a collector if it doesn't have its correct original sleeve.)

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: 31 March, 2015.


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"Positively 4th Street"/"From A Buick 6" - 7" promo and commercial mono singles, Columbia 4-43389 (USA), Jul 1965:


Columbia 4-43389 (USA) - A-side scan by Arie de Reus (promo single)

This contained an early, slower, version of Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? released on a 7" single as Positively 4th Street by mistake and withdrawn very quickly. For full details see the rarities list for 1965. The commercial single looks exactly the same as the first correct release of Columbia 4-43389.

See below for the regular single of Positively 4th Street and 1966 for the regular single of Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?, which has an unedited mono version of Highway 61 Revisited on the B-side.

Thanks to Arie de Reus and Yan Friis for scans.


Columbia 4-43389 (USA) - A-side scan by Yan Friis (commercial single)

"Positively 4th Street"" - 10" mono acetates, Columbia 4-43389 (USA), Sep 1965:


Columbia 4-43389 (USA) - acetate of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (first example)
Both these rare US mono acetates of Positively 4th Street are on 10" single-sided metal discs and have white Columbia Recording Studios labels with handwritten text (by the same person).

The first example is from Hans Seegers and shows the 3:47 timing but has no catalogue number.

The second example was found by Arie de Reus on eBay and has the catalogue number 4-43389 plus a pressing number ZSP 11386. This has a timing of 3:50. This copy is in a generic "audiodisc" sleeve from Audio Devices Inc. (manufacturers of the blank acetates). This version has a "one, two, three, four" countdown in a male voice, probably Bob Johnston's, which is unique to this one acetate. For full details see the rarities list for 1965.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Arie de Reus for information and scan.


Columbia 4-43389 (USA) - acetate of A-side, picture from eBay (second example)

Columbia 4-43389 (USA) - acetate of A-side, picture from eBay in "audiodisc" sleeve (second example)

"Positively 4th Street"/"From A Buick 6" - 7" mono promo and commercial singles, Columbia 4-43389 (USA/Canada), Sep 1965:


Columbia 4-43389 (USA) - front scan by Augie Krater
The US single Columbia 4-43389 was originally released with red labels but was reissued (still in mono) in 1972 with grey labels. Viktor Ericsson has a copy in a generic Columbia sleeve with matrix numbers: A-side - ZSP 111386 - 2C, B-side - ZSP 111387 - 1G. The Canadian single had orange Columbia labels. Arie de Reus has a commercial sleeve with a cut-out centre, which he believes was used for the promo records shown.

Thanks to Howard Bender for the scan of the commercial release with a solid centre. For 1973 Columbia US "Hall of Fame" mono singles with Positively 4th Street backed by Subterranean Homesick Blues, Columbia 4-33221/13-33221, see Mono 7" Singles & EPs 1970-76.


Columbia 4-43389 (USA) - front with cut-out, scan by Arie de Reus

Columbia 4-43389 (USA) - rear with cut-out, scan by Arie de Reus

Columbia 4-43389 (USA) - red vinyl promo single, scan by Hans Seegers (same both sides)


Columbia 4-43389 (USA) - red vinyl promo single, label scan by Hans Seegers (same both sides)


Columbia 4-43389 (USA) - promo single, A-side scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia 4-43389 (USA) - promo single, B-side scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia 4-43389 (USA) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia 4-43389 (USA) - commercial single, A-side with solid centre, scan by Howard Bender (first release)


Columbia 4-43389 (USA) - commercial single, A-side with open centre, scan by Hans Seegers (first release)


Columbia 4-43389 (USA) - commercial single, B-side with open centre, scan by Hans Seegers (first release)

Columbia 4-43389 (USA) - commercial single, A-side scan by Hans Seegers (1972 release)


Columbia 4-43389 (USA) - commercial single, B-side scan by Hans Seegers (1972 release)


Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-3/4-43389 (USA) - front scan by Augie Krater (2011 release)


Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-3/4-43389 (USA) - rear scan by Augie Krater (2011 release)


Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-3/4-43389 (USA) - A-side scan by Augie Krater (2011 release)

Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-3/4-43389 (USA) - B-side scan by Augie Krater (2011 release)

Columbia 4-43389 (Canada) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia 4-43389 (Canada) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers

This single was re-released in Nov 2011 in a boxed set of four 7" mono vinyl singles. It uses the 1965 US sleeve but this was poorly reproduced - both the 2011 and 1965 scans are by Augie Krater and you can see the 1965 sleeve is cleaner and brighter, while the labels had a similar design to that of the CDs in the 9CD mono set The Original Mono Recordings released in Oct 2010 with a "365 SOUND"/MONO/arrows logo.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Augie Krater and Howard Bender for information and scans.


"Positively 4th Street"/"From A Buick 6" - 7" mono promo and commercial singles, CBS 201824 (UK), Sep 1965, re-released 1967:

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CBS 201824 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (first variant, three spokes)

The CBS UK single had no picture sleeve and came in three slightly different label designs. The differences are in the number of spokes connecting the push-out centre to the outside and in the text on the right side of the centre hole - on the third variant "Blossom Music Ltd." is replaced by just "Blossom Music" and "Side A" or "Side B" is added just below the catalogue number.


CBS 201824 (UK) - detail of A-side, scan by Ronald Born (first variant - "Blossom Music Ltd.", no "Side A")


CBS 201824 (UK) - B-side scan by Éamonn Ó Catháin (first variant, three spokes)


CBS 201824 (UK) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (first variant in generic sleeve, three spokes)

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CBS 201824 (UK) -  white label promo A-side scan by Hans Seegers (second variant, four spokes)


CBS 201824 (UK) -  detail of white label promo A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)

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CBS 201824 (UK) - white label promo B-side scan by Hans Seegers (second variant, four spokes)


CBS 201824 (UK) - commercial A-side scan by Ronald Born (second variant, four spokes)


CBS 201824 (UK) - detail of commercial A-side, scan by Ronald Born (second variant - "Blossom Music Ltd.", no "Side A", same as first variant)


CBS 201824 (UK) - commercial B-side scan by Ronald Born (second variant, four spokes)


CBS 201824 (UK) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant, solid centre)


CBS 201824 (UK) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant, solid centre)


CBS 201824 (UK) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant, solid centre)


CBS 201824 (UK) - A-side scan by Georg Hansson (third variant, four spokes)

CBS 201824 (UK) - detail of A-side, scan by Georg Hansson (third variant - "Blossom Music" plus "Side A")


CBS 201824 (UK) - B-side scan by Georg Hansson (third variant, four spokes)

The first variant with three spokes, which occurs as commercial copies only, was made for CBS by Philips.  Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen's copy of the first variant has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - A-5202-4, Side 2 - A-5203-2 and comes in the 1965 CBS UK deeper orange generic sleeve with the wavy top (see 7" Singles Sleeves).

The second and third variants with four spokes were made by Oriole, which was bought by CBS in Sep 1964. The second variant occurs both as white label promo copies and as orange label commercial copies and the labels have the same text layout as the first variant. Manuel García Jara has a copy of the second variant with a solid centre and textured labels. Ronald Born thinks the third variant, which again occurs as commercial copies only, dates from Spring 1967, when CBS started adding "Side A" and "Side B" to record labels.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Éamonn Ó Catháin, Georg Hansson, Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen, Ronald Born and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Positively 4th Street"/"From A Buick 6" - 7" mono promo and commercial singles, CBS 1.893 (NL), Sep 1965:


CBS 1.893 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1A - lime green text)

The CBS Dutch sleeve came in two main variants

"BOB DYLAN" the same colour as the song titles: lime green, lime yellow, light green, green (1A - 1D)

"BOB DYLAN" in white, song titles in pine green (2)


CBS 1.893 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1A with misprint - lime green text))


CBS 1.893 (NL) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1A with misprint - lime green text))

CBS 1.893 (NL) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1B - lime yellow text))


CBS 1.893 (NL) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1C - light green text))


CBS 1.893 (NL) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1D - green text))

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CBS 1.893 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers (variant 2 - pine green text, "BOB DYLAN" in white))


CBS 1.893 (NL) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (first release - variant 1)


CBS 1.893 (NL) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (first release - variant 1)


CBS 1.893 (NL) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (first release - variant 2)


CBS 1.893 (NL) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (first release - variant 2)

CBS 1.893 (NL) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (first release - variant 3)


CBS 1.893 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (first release - variant 1)


CBS 1.893 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release - variant 2)

CBS 1.893 (NL) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (first release - variant 3)

CBS 1.893 (NL) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (second release)


CBS 1.893 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (first release - variant 3)


CBS 1.893 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (second release)

CBS 1.893 (NL) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (second release)

Manuel's sleeve with lime yellow text (variant 1B) includes the record described as "first release variant 2". The sleeve with light green text (variant 1C) matches the "first release variant 3" and the sleeve with dark green text (variant 1D) has a second release record.

As can be seen, the sleeve variant 2 A-side title is also slightly lower, with less space between the titles. The first variant (1A) occurs in a misprint with part of the CBS logo reversed in the top right hand corner! Manuel García Jara has two copies where the labels are variants of the first release, which had "45 RPM" as the playing speed on both sides.

The second release of the Dutch single with the darker green lettering comes with either a folded sleeve or a regular sealed "bag-type" sleeve. The rear was identical to the front. The labels of the second release were virtually identical to those of the first except that they had "45 rpm" instead of "45 RPM".

Hans Seegers has a Dutch mispressing that plays Positively 4th Street on both sides.

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


"Positively 4th Street"/"From A Buick 6" - 7" mono singles, CBS 1.893 (Norway/Sweden), Sep 1965:


CBS 1.893 (Norway) - front scan by Hans Seegers (rear is plain white)
The Norwegian single had two different front sleeves, one with red text, and the other with text in dark purple. The rear sleeve was plain white. The record was pressed in Oslo, Norway.


CBS 1.893 (Norway) - alternate front scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 1.893 (Sweden) - front scan by Hans Seegers (rear is identical)
This sleeve contained the Norwegian-pressed CBS 1.893 single

CBS 1.893 (Norway/Sweden) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (pressed in Norway)


CBS 1.893 (Norway/Sweden) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers

The Swedish single had a different sleeve with the same design front and rear. It contained the Norwegian-pressed record.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"Positively 4th Street"/"From A Buick 6" - 7" mono promo and commercial singles, CBS 1893 (West Germany), Sep 1965:


CBS 1893 (West Germany) - front scan by Hans Seegers
This release has a crop from The Times They Are A-Changin' front sleeve as the cover picture and the record has orange CBS labels. The rear sleeve shows five German Dylan LPs and three singles.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


CBS 1893 (West Germany) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 1893 (West Germany) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 1893 (West Germany) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers

"Positively 4th Street"/"From A Buick 6" - 7" mono promo and commercial singles, CBS 201 824 (Denmark), Sep 1965:


CBS 201 824 (Denmark) - front scan by Hans Seegers (rear is plain white)
The record labels of this Danish single have the text "(Bob Dylan  Produced by Bob Johnston)" and on the Swedish and Norwegian singles above Bob Johnston is not credited as producer.
CBS 201 824 (Denmark) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 201 824 (Denmark) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 1.893 (Sweden) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (shown for comparison)

CBS 201 824 (Denmark) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (the A-side of this copy has the same label as a misprint!)

Hans Seegers' copy of this single has the same B-side label on both sides!

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


"Positively 4th Street"/"From A Buick 6" - 7" mono singles, CBS BA-221222 (Australia), Sep 1965:


CBS BA-221222 (Australia) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1)
These singles came in a standard CBS plastic sleeve. The records have orange CBS labels. Manuel García Jara points out that although Australian single labels did not indicate an A-side or B-side, the matrix number of the A-side was always lower than that of the B-side. In this case, From A Buick 6 is "MX146415" and Positively 4th Street is "MX146416", which would imply that From A Buick 6 was intended to be the A-side in Australia.


CBS BA-221222 (Australia) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers ("MX146416", variant 1)


CBS BA-221222 (Australia) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (Al Kooper's name is misspelled "Al Cooper", also on the B-side, variant 1, variant 2 is similar)


CBS BA-221222 (Australia) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1)

CBS BA-221222 (Australia) - detail of B-side, scan by Hans Seegers ("MX146415", variant 1)

CBS BA-221222 (Australia) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2)

CBS BA-221222 (Australia) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara ("MX146416",variant 2, smaller Allans logo)

CBS BA-221222 (Australia) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2)

CBS BA-221222 (Australia) - detail of B-side, scan by Manuel García Jara ("MX146415",variant 2, smaller Allans logo)

On this single and several other Dylan singles worldwide, Al Kooper's name is misspelled "Al Cooper" on both sides (his name is actually Alan Peter Kuperschmidt, although perhaps it should be spelled "Kupferschmidt" - "Coppersmith" in German).

The labels of Manuel García Jara's copy have a smaller Allans logo to the right of the centre hole and less space between the Allans logo and the matrix number.

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


"Positively 4th Street"/"From A Buick 6" - 7" mono promo and commercial singles, CBS BA-461074 (New Zealand), Sep 1965:


CBS BA-461074 (New Zealand) - A-side with solid centre, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1)
Thanks to Bill Hester for information about the New Zealand release, CBS BA-461074. The copy owned by Manuel García Jara has the catalogue numbers and matrix numbers to the right of the centre hole slightly higher than on the labels of Hans Seegers' copy, as shown in the detailed scans.

Hans Seegers explains that the centre of Stuart Moore's New Zealand single must have been cut out by a jukebox operator. It would not have been sold by CBS in this way, as their logo is missing!

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


CBS BA-461074 (New Zealand) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1, variant 2 is similar)


CBS BA-461074 (New Zealand) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1)

CBS BA-461074 (New Zealand) - B-side with solid centre, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1)

CBS BA-461074 (New Zealand) - A-side with solid centre, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2)

CBS BA-461074 (New Zealand) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2)

CBS BA-461074 (New Zealand) - B-side with solid centre, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2)


CBS BA-461074 (New Zealand) - A-side with cut-out centre, scan by Stuart Moore


CBS BA-461074 (New Zealand) - B-side with cut-out centre, scan by Stuart Moore

"Positively 4th Street"/"From A Buick 6" - 7" mono promo and commercial singles, CBS 4-43389 (Philippines), 1965:


CBS 4-43389 (Philippines) - promo A-side scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 4-43389 (Philippines) - detail of promo A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial single has the same text)


CBS 4-43389 (Philippines) - promo B-side scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 4-43389 (Philippines) - commercial A-side scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 4-43389 (Philippines) - commercial B-side scan by Manuel García Jara

The very rare white label CBS 7" mono single was made in the Philippines by Mareco Inc. and uses the US catalogue number. There was no picture sleeve. The equivalent commercial single, also very rare, has unique green labels.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Positively 4th Street"/"From A Buick 6" - 7" mono promo and commercial singles, CBS SSC.619 (South Africa/Southern Rhodesia), Sep 1965:


CBS SSC.619 (South Africa) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (push-out centre)
These records did not have picture sleeves. The South African release of this record has orange CBS labels with either a UK-style push-out centre or a solid centre.
CBS SSC.619 (South Africa) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (solid centre)

CBS SSC.619 (South Africa) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (solid centre)

CBS SSC.619 (South Africa) - A-side in pink/white CBS South Africa sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (solid centre)

CBS SSC.619 (South Africa) - B-side in pink/white CBS South Africa sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (solid centre)

CBS SSC.619 (South Africa) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (push-out centre)

CBS SSC.619 (Southern Rhodesia) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (promo copy)

CBS SSC.619 (Southern Rhodesia) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo copy)

CBS SSC.619 (Southern Rhodesia) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (promo copy, same as commercial copy)

CBS SSC.619 (Southern Rhodesia) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial copy)

CBS SSC.619 (Southern Rhodesia) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial copy)

Manuel's copy of SSC.619 with a solid centre comes in a pink/white CBS South Africa generic 7" "SEVEN SINGLE" sleeve, rather than the normal orange/white sleeve. This pink/white sleeve was also used in Rhodesia.

The very rare release from Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) has a unique triangular push-out centre. The label is otherwise identical to the South African release, but the record has "MADE IN S. RHODESIA" stamped in the vinyl itself. Manuel García Jara's copy has "PROMOTIONAL RECORD NOT FOR SALE" rubber stamped on the A-side. Hans Seegers' copy has a patch on the A-side where a sticker has been.

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


Various Artists - "The Lively Ones: Five Swingin' 45s From Masterwork!" - 7" mono singles boxed set, Columbia Special Products (no catalogue number) (USA), 1965:
Another box containing five current Columbia US 7" singles.

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Box front scan by Hans Seegers
Bob's contribution was Positively 4th Street c/w From A Buick 6, namely Columbia 4-43389, see above. The other singles were Don't Let Me Down by The Dave Clark Five, Hungry by Paul Revere and The Raiders, Pin The Tail On The Donkey by Paul Peek, and I Am A Rock by Simon & Garfunkel. The 45s are stamped "MASTERWORKS" - scans of the Dylan single required.

Information from Hans Seegers and Billy from Canada.


"Positively 4th Street"/"On The Road Again" - 7" mono jukebox single, CBS 2144 (France), Nov 1965:

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CBS 2144 (France), jukebox single - front scan by Hans Seegers
This single had orange CBS labels.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.

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CBS 2144 (France), jukebox single - rear scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 2144 (France), jukebox single - A-side label scan by Hans Seegers

"Like A Rolling Stone"/"Positively 4th Street" - 7" mono jukebox and commercial singles, CBS 1896/CBS JB 1896 (Italy), 12 Nov 1965:

CBS 1896 (Italy)/CBS JB 1896 (Italy) - jukebox singles:


CBS 1896 (Italy) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (first jukebox release with "J.B.S." below "45")

The Italian single was released in three jukebox editions with generic sleeves.

The first and second releases have "1896" as the catalogue number and text "EDIZIONE SPECIALE FUORI COMMERCIO [NON-COMMERCIAL SPECIAL EDITION]" above the centre hole. The first has "J.B.S." (Juke Box Service) below "45" on the left hand side, the second has "S.A.P.A.R." ( Sezione Apparecchi per le Pubbliche Attrazioni Ricreative [Appliances Section for Public Recreational Attractions]).

The third release has a catalogue number of "JB 1896" and does not have the promo text above the centre hole.


CBS 1896 (Italy) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (first jukebox release with "J.B.S." below "45")


CBS 1896 (Italy) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (second jukebox release with "S.A.P.A.R." below "45")


CBS 1896 (Italy) - jukebox single strip for "J.B.S." release - scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 1896 (Italy) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (first jukebox release with "J.B.S." below "45")

CBS 1896 (Italy) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (second jukebox release with "S.A.P.A.R." below "45")


CBS JB 1896 (Italy) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (third jukebox release)


CBS 1896 (Italy) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (second jukebox release with "S.A.P.A.R." below "45")

CBS JB 1896 (Italy) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (third jukebox release)

CBS JB 1896 (Italy) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (third jukebox release)

CBS 1896 (Italy) - commercial single (withdrawn):

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CBS 1896 (Italy), front of withdrawn release - scan by Hans Seegers (similar sleeve design to USA Columbia 4-43389 above)

CBS 1896 (Italy), detail of front of withdrawn release - scan by Hans Seegers (similar sleeve design to USA Columbia 4-43389 above)
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CBS 1896 (Italy), rear of withdrawn release - scan by Hans Seegers (shows US "Cashbox" chart positions)

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CBS 1896 (Italy), A-side of withdrawn release - scan by Hans Seegers ("Prodotto da Tom Wilson" below "BOB DYLAN", time "6:00" on right of centre hole)


CBS 1896 (Italy), detail of A-side of withdrawn release - scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 1896 (Italy), B-side of withdrawn release - scan by Manuel García Jara

The Italian commercial single was released in two sleeve designs and three record label designs! On the withdrawn sleeve the catalogue number was given incorrectly as "1869" and overprinted with a black bar and the correct number underneath. The regular release was issued twice - see variations below.

CBS 1896 (Italy) - commercial singles:

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CBS 1896 (Italy), front of all commercial releases - scan by Hans Seegers

The second version of the Italian regular release had the same front sleeve as the first version, but a slightly different rear sleeve and record labels. Also shown is a promo copy with a sticker on the A-side with "DISCO CAMPIONE NON VENDABILE [SAMPLE RECORD NOT FOR SALE]".

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

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CBS 1896 (Italy), rear of first commercial release - scan by Hans Seegers (same rear design as US and South African singles)

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CBS 1896 (Italy), A-side of first commercial release - scan by Hans Seegers ("Prod. Tom Wilson" on right of centre hole, time "6:00" below song title)

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CBS 1896 (Italy), rear of second commercial release - scan by Hans Seegers ("Ray Coleman" has been moved and printed vertically in front of Bob's face!)

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CBS 1896 (Italy), A-side of second commercial release - scan by Hans Seegers ("Prodotto da Tom Wilson" below "BOB DYLAN", time "6:00" still below song title)

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CBS 1896 (Italy), A-side of second commercial release - scan by Hans Seegers (promo copy with sticker)


CBS 1896 (Italy), detail of A-side of second commercial release - scan by Hans Seegers (promo copy with sticker)

CBS 1896 (Italy), B-side of second commercial release - scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 1896 (Italy), B-side of first commercial release - scan by Manuel García Jara

"Like A Rolling Stone"/"Positively 4th Street" - 7" mono single, CBS BA 301089 (Greece), Nov 1965:


CBS BA 301089 (Greece) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers

The Greek single, which did not have a picture sleeve, is one of the very few Dylan releases in Greece from this time period, most of Bob's albums and singles were not released there during the rule of "the colonels".

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


CBS BA 301089 (Greece) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers


"Positively 4th Street"/"From A Buick 6" - 7" mono promo and commercial singles, CBS/Sony LL-847-C (Japan), Dec 1965:


CBS/Sony LL-847-C (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (promo and commercial releases)


CBS/Sony LL-847-C (Japan) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (promo and commercial releases)


CBS/Sony LL-847-C (Japan) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


CBS/Sony LL-847-C (Japan) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


CBS/Sony LL-847-C (Japan) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


CBS/Sony LL-847-C (Japan) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

These singles are very rare and expensive, especially in the condition shown. The sleeve is a folded sheet. The promo record has white labels and the commercial record has orange CBS/Sony labels. For the US release, Columbia 4-43389, and other international singles with these two tracks, see above.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"Positively 4th Street"- 7" mono EP, CBS 6198 (Portugal), 1965:

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CBS 6198 (Portugal) - front scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1)

CBS 6198 (Portugal) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2)

CBS 6198 (Portugal) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 3)
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CBS 6198 (Portugal) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 6198 (Portugal) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 6198 (Portugal) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara

In addition to the title track, this EP has From A Buick 6 on the A-side, and Like A Rolling Stone on the B-side. The front sleeve design is similar to USA Columbia 4-43389 above. There are several differently coloured front sleeves, all with the same rear sleeve and record, which has orange CBS labels. The different label colours are probably just due to scanner differences.

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


Various Artists - "Step Lively" - 7" mono EP, Columbia Special Products CSP 319 (USA), 1965:
This Limited Edition "Little LP" (EP) was released in association with Hot Potatoes by Keds (women's shoes) and UniRoyal US Rubber (who presumably made the soles of the shoes).

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Columbia Special Products CSP 319 (USA) - front scan by Hans Seegers
Bob's contribution to this EP was Positively 4th Street on the B-side. The other artists were UK's The Dave Clark Five, the Roy Merriwether Trio and Bobby Vinton.
Columbia Special Products CSP 319 (USA) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia Special Products CSP 319 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia Special Products CSP 319 (USA) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)


Columbia Special Products CSP 319 (USA) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (includes Dylan)

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


"Como Una Piedra Que Rueda" [Like A Rolling Stone] - 7" mono EP, CBS EPC 496 (Mexico), 1965:
This EP exclusive to Mexico had a unique picture of Bob at the piano by Daniel Kramer. For the Mexican 7" single of Like A Rolling Stone, see the 1965 Like A Rolling Stone page, link below.


CBS EPC 496 (Mexico) - front of folded card sleeve (my copy)

All songs are the mono album versions, not Spanish. There is also a Mexican album with the title Como Una Piedra Que Rueda, which is actually the regular version of Highway 61 Revisited.

A-side: Como Una Piedra Que Rueda [Like A Rolling Stone]
B-side: Positivamente La Cuarte Calle [Positively 4th Street]; El Blues Del Subterráneo Melancólico [Subterranean Homesick Blues]


CBS EPC 496 (Mexico) - rear of folded card sleeve


CBS EPC 496 (Mexico) - A-side


CBS EPC 496 (Mexico) - B-side

Hans Seegers adds: "There are 8 variations of the Mexican Like A Rolling Stone EP. The first one came in a bag type cardboard sleeve with folded over flaps, orange labels and was released in 1965 in two label and two sleeve variations. In 1966 CBS Mexico started using folded out paper sleeves and "1966" on the labels. This one came in many label and cover variations. Catalogue number and release date remain the same until into the 1980s, e.g. orange labels for half the 1970's, orange/yellow labels afterwards. Front sleeve: CBS logo and catalogue number in blue, but also in red. Many “collectors” don't believe it until they've seen it!"

The copy shown (mine) is a later release with a folded card sleeve and "(P) 1966" on the orange labels. On the rear of the sleeve is an advert for a contemporary CBS jazz EP by pianist Ray Bryant.


"Positively 4th Street" - 7" mono EP releases, CBS EP 6210 (France), Nov 1965; CBS EP 6.210 (Spain), Sep 1966:

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CBS EP 6210 (France), front with languette - scan by Hans Seegers

These EPs contained an edited version of Mr. Tambourine Man. For full details see the rarities list for 1965.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.

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CBS EP 6.210 (Spain) - front scan by Hans Seegers


"Bob Dylan" - 7" mono EP, CBS EP 6020 (West Germany), end 1965:

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CBS EP 6020 (West Germany) - front scan by Hans Seegers
This mono EP has a fully laminated sleeve. The rear sleeve shows five Dylan LPs (not Bringing It All Back Home) and three Dylan singles. It contains Positively 4th Street (the mono single) and three songs from the mono release of Highway 61 Revisited: Highway 61 Revisited; From A Buick 6; and It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry. The record has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - EP 6020 A, Side 2 - EP 6020 B. The mono version of Highway 61 Revisited was previously listed as R-0488, but is no longer a rarity now the mono album Highway 61 Revisited is included in the 9CD set The Original Mono Recordings, Oct 2010.

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

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CBS EP 6020 (West Germany) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS EP 6020 (West Germany) - A-side scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS EP 6020 (West Germany) - B-side scan by Gerd Rundel

For the other 1965 Mono Singles & EPs pages, see here:

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