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Audio: Mono 7" Singles & EPs: 1965 - Subterranean Homesick Blues

These 7" Subterranean Homesick Blues singles are listed separately because of the length of the Mono Singles 1965 page. For details of the promo and regular singles with Like A Rolling Stone split into two parts, which are rarities, see 1965. 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: 17 January, 2017.


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"Subterranean Homesick Blues"/"She Belongs To Me" - 7" mono singles, Columbia 4-43242 (USA/Canada), 8 Mar 1965:
Peter Stone Brown says this single entered the US Billboard charts on 4 Mar 1965 - this may have been because of radio play.


Columbia 4-43242 (USA) - promo single front, scan by Stefan Haras

Thanks for Gerd Rundel for finding an single-sided acetate for sale on eBay in Oct 2016. This disc was created by Sound Makers Inc., 6 West 57th Street, New York, on behalf of Columbia Records.


Columbia 4-43242 (USA) - promo single rear, scan by Stefan Haras


Columbia 4-43242 (USA) - promo single A-side, scan by Stefan Haras


Columbia 4-43242 (USA) - promo single B-side, scan by Stefan Haras


US acetate - picture from eBay


Columbia 4-43242 (USA) - commercial single A-side, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia 4-43242 (USA) - commercial single B-side, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia 4-43242 (USA) - commercial single A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (1972 re-release, still mono)


Columbia 4-43242 (USA) - commercial single B-side, scan by Hans Seegers (1972 re-release, still mono)


Columbia 4-43242 (Canada) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia 4-43242 (Canada) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia 4-43242 (USA) has a paper picture sleeve. The rear sleeve is a reproduction of an article by Ray Coleman from the UK "Melody Maker " magazine, 9 Jan 1965. The promo record has white Columbia promo labels with red text. The commercial single has red Columbia labels. Columbia 4-43242 (USA) was also reissued (still in mono) in 1972 with grey labels. For a promo single in red vinyl with black text and the A-side on both sides, see above. The Canadian single has dark orange Columbia labels.

Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-1/4-43342 (USA), 2011:


Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-1/4-43342 (USA) - front scan by Augie Krater (2011 release)
This single was re-released in Nov 2011 in a boxed set of four 7" mono vinyl singles. The sleeve used the CBS South Africa SSC 556 front design (see below) and the CBS Norway rear design, for both see below, 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.


Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-1/4-43342 (USA) - rear scan by Augie Krater (2011 release)


Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-1/4-43342 (USA) - A-side scan by Augie Krater (2011 release)


Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-1/4-43342 (USA) - B-side scan by Augie Krater (2011 release)

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-(SV)1 (USA), 2015:


Columbia/Legacy 8887512440211 (USA) - photo from bobdylan.com

The 18CD Collector's Edition of The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 - Bob Dylan 1965-1966 The Cutting Edge includes nine of the mono 7" singles released in 1965 and 1966 with new picture sleeves and a "leopard-skin" spindle with which to play the singles. Columbia 4-43242 from Mar 1965 is included as Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-(SV)1 with the US promo single white labels with red text, like the 2011 release above. The front sleeve is from the Norwegian single release below and the rear is from the US single release above, also used for several other worldwide releases.


Columbia/Legacy 8887512440211 (USA) - front of box (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy 8887512440211 (USA) - "leopard-skin" spindle

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-SV1 (USA) - front (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-SV1 (USA) - rear

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-SV1 (USA) - detail of rear

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-1 (USA) - A-side

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-1 (USA) - detail of A-side

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-1 (USA) - B-side

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Stefan Haras and Augie Krater for information and scans.


Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand and Andy Williams - "Columbia Records Hit Pack" - 7" mono singles radio station promo pack, Columbia (USA), Mar 1965:

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Front of sleeve scan by Hans-Juergen Zollerg

This extremely rare item has three promo singles inside a picture sleeve, all three singles each have the same track on both sides:

Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues (Columbia 4-43242 - red vinyl)
Barbra Streisand - Why Did I Choose You? (Columbia 4-43248 - blue vinyl)
Andy Williams - ...And Roses And Roses (Columbia 4-43257 - gold vinyl)

This was released to radio stations in late March, 1965, and all three singles entered the US charts in early April!

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Columbia 4-43242 (USA) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia 4-43242 (USA) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia 4-43242 (USA) - A-side scan by Kenneth Robson (second copy)
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Columbia 4-43242 (USA), red vinyl single with Subterranean Homesick Blues on both sides - scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia 4-43248 (USA), blue vinyl single with Barbra Streisand song on both sides - scan by Hans-Juergen Zollerg

Columbia 4-43257 (USA), gold vinyl single with Andy Williams song on both sides - scan by Hans-Juergen Zollerg

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Hans-Juergen Zollerg for scans. For other promo and commercial releases of Columbia 4-43242, see below. Kenneth Robson has a copy of this red vinyl promo with the word "TOUTANT" stamped on it - does anyone have an explanation?


Various Artists - "Philco Invites You To A Pop Party Vol. I" - 7" mono singles boxed set, Columbia Special Products (no catalogue number) (USA), 1965:
Philco was a subsidiary of the Ford Motor Company, and this was a customer special offer. The box, which could be yellow or blue, contained five current Columbia 7" singles. Manuel García Jara points out that the single selection in these boxes was completely random, so there is no point in buying one unless you know it contains a Dylan single!
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Volume I box front scan by Hans Seegers (yellow)
Bob's contribution in this box was Subterranean Homesick Blues c/w She Belongs To Me, i.e. Columbia 4-43242. For details of that single, see above.

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


Volume I box front scan by Hans Seegers (blue


Various Artists - "Philco Invites You To A Pop Party Vol. II" - 7" mono singles boxed set, Columbia Special Products (no catalogue number) (USA), 1965:
This second Philco box contained also five current Columbia 7" singles. Again, the single selection in these boxes was completely random, so there is no point in buying one unless you know it contains a Dylan single! Again, Volume II was available in both yellow and blue boxes.

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Volume II box front scan by Hans Seegers (blue)
Bob's contribution in this copy of the second box was again Subterranean Homesick Blues c/w She Belongs To Me, i.e. Columbia 4-43242! For details of that single, see above. This single comes in a Columbia generic sleeve with "PHILCO" stamped on the record labels.

Manuel García Jara has a copy of the Volume II box with the yellow design with five non-Dylan singles, only one of which is shown. All the singles have "PHILCO" printed on the record labels, not stamped. These special labels occur only in the earliest releases of the boxes, and I have not yet seen a Dylan single with a label like this.


Volume II box front scan by Manuel García Jara (yellow)

Volume II box rear scan by Manuel García Jara (yellow)


Volume II blue box plus contents, photo from eBay


Columbia 4-43242 (USA) - A-side in generic sleeve with "PHILCO" stamp, scan from eBay


Columbia 4-43242 (USA) - detail of A-side with "PHILCO" stamp, scan from eBay


Columbia 4-42754 (USA) - A-side with "PHILCO" printed, scan by Manuel García Jara (no Dylan)


Volume II box spine scan by Manuel García Jara (yellow)

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Manuel García Jara for information and scans and to Stephen Goldsmith for finding a complete box for sale on eBay.


"Subterranean Homesick Blues"/"She Belongs To Me" - 7" mono singles, CBS 201753 (UK), Apr 1965:

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CBS 201753 promo single (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (push-out centre - song title on two lines)

The UK single was available as a CBS white label promo (with a large "A" on the A-side) and with the commercial orange CBS label with push-out or solid centres. There was no picture sleeve.

Paul Shenton's commercial single with a solid centre has a different A-side record label with the song title on one line instead of two in smaller text. The text "PRODUCTION: TOM WILSON" has been added to both sides below "(Dylan)". This single has stamped matrix numbers: A-side - A.5058-1A-1, B-side - A.5059-1B-1.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Manuel García Jara and Paul Shenton for information and pictures.

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CBS 201753 promo single (UK) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 201753 commercial single (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (push-out centre - song title on two lines)


CBS 201753 commercial single (UK) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (push-out centre)


CBS 201753 commercial single (UK) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (solid centre - song title on two lines)


CBS 201753 commercial single (UK) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (solid centre)


CBS 201753 commercial single (UK) - alternate A-side photocopy by Paul Shenton (solid centre - song title on one line, added text "PRODUCTION: TOM WILSON")


CBS 201753 commercial single (UK) - B-side photocopy by Paul Shenton (solid centre - added text "PRODUCTION: TOM WILSON")

"Subterranean Homesick Blues"/"She Belongs To Me" - 7" mono singles, CBS BA 301079 (Greece), Apr 1965:


CBS BA 301079 (Greece) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers

The Greek single, CBS BA 301079, is very rare and was the first Bob Dylan single in Greece. It has orange CBS labels. There was no picture sleeve.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


CBS BA 301079 (Greece) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers

"Subterranean Homesick Blues"/"She Belongs To Me" - 7" mono single, CBS 1883 (Norway/Sweden), 1965:

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CBS 1883 (Norway) - front scan by Olav Langum

Information from Hans Seegers: "Until 1973 all Scandinavian releases were pressed at the PolyGram pressing plant in Oslo, but up to 1968 the CBS companies in Norway, Denmark and Sweden printed their own picture sleeves. The labels of these Scandinavian singles are therefore completely identical, and all have 710 in the matrix number. Until 1968 all Norwegian releases came with cardboard inserts unless stated otherwise. Note that the Norwegian inserts feature the song titles of the A-side only."

The catalogue number of the Swedish single is shown as CBS S 1883, but the "S" does not appear on the record labels. Also "CBS" is mis-spelled as "CSB" on the sleeve, which is folded!

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Olav Langum and Magne karlstad for information scans.


CBS 1883 (Denmark) - front scan by Magne Karlstad


CBS 1883 (Denmark) - rear scan by Magne Karlstad

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CBS 1883 (Sweden) - front scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 1883 (Sweden) - front scan by Hans Seegers, "CSB" misprint


CBS 1883 (Norway) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (also sold in Sweden and Denmark)


CBS 1883 (Norway) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (also sold in Sweden and Denmark)


"Subterranean Homesick Blues"/"She Belongs To Me" - 7" mono single, CBS LL-764-C (Japan), Jun 1965:


CBS LL-764-C (Japan) - front of folded insert, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS LL-764-C (Japan) - rear of folded insert, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS LL-764-C (Japan) - inside of unfolded insert, scan by Wil Gielen

 
CBS LL-764-C (Japan) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers

CBS LL-764-C (Japan) - B-Side scan by Hans Seegers

The Japanese 7" single CBS LL-764-C was the first Bob Dylan single to be issued in Japan, at a time when CBS was not yet part of Sony. The single has a 4-page folded insert and orange CBS labels. It is very rare indeed.

Bizarrely, the record labels of Wil Gielen's copy each have a sticker over the CBS logo and a ring of tape covering the copyright information round the circumference of the label. The reason why this should have been done is obscure, it's possible it was done for a music club. Wil's copies of Just Like A Woman/Obviously 5 Believers (CBS LL-987-C, 1966, see 1966 Just Like A Woman) and Rainy Day Women #12 & 35/Pledging My Time (CBS LL-928-C, 1966, see 1966 Rainy Day Women #12 & 35) also have the same defacing, so have come from the same source. Apparently similar taping has been found on items imported from Hong Kong, so these may have been exported from Japan to another Far East country

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


"Subterranean Homesick Blues"/"She Belongs To Me" - 7" mono singles, CBS BA-221172 (Australia)/CBS BA-461059 (New Zealand), 1965:


CBS BA-221172 (Australia) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers
CBS BA-461059 was the first Bob Dylan single to be released in New Zealand. It and the Australian single CBS BA-221172 have CBS orange labels. There were no picture sleeves. Stuart Moore has an Australian demo copy with a "NOT FOR SALE" rubber stamp on the B-side. Manuel García Jara has a similar copy with the stamp on the A-side. Manuel also has a copy of the New Zealand single with a yellow sticker from NZBC, the New Zealand Broadcasting Company, on the B-side.

Early Australian release record labels had the text "MADE IN AUSTRALIA BY A REGISTERED USER OF THE TRADE MARKS". 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. New Zealand releases have the text "MADE IN NZ BY A REGISTERED USER OF THE TRADEMARKS". The CBS and Epic record labels were manufactured and distributed in New Zealand by Phonogram (part of the Philips group, now Universal), who were the registered user.

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


CBS BA-221172 (Australia) - A-side with "NOT FOR SALE" stamp, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS BA-221172 (Australia) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS BA-221172 (Australia) - detail of A-side with "NOT FOR SALE" stamp, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS BA-221172 (Australia) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS BA-221172 (Australia) - B-side with "NOT FOR SALE" stamp, scan by Stuart Moore


CBS BA-461059 (New Zealand) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS BA-461059 (New Zealand) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS BA-461059 (New Zealand) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS BA-461059 (New Zealand) - B-side with radio station stamp, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS BA-461059 (New Zealand) - detail of B-side radio station stamp, scan by Manuel García Jara

"Subterranean Homesick Blues"/"She Belongs To Me" - 7" mono single, CBS 2-468 (Hong Kong), 1965:


CBS 2-468 (Hong Kong) - A-side scan by Peter Denzler

This rare Hong Kong single has orange CBS labels with a solid centre. There was no picture sleeve.

Thanks to Peter Denzler for information and scans.


CBS 2-468 (Hong Kong) - B-side scan by Peter Denzler


"Subterranean Homesick Blues"/"She Belongs To Me" - 7" mono promo and commercial singles, CBS 4-43242 (Philippines), 1965:


CBS 4-43242 (Philippines) - promo A-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 4-43242 (Philippines) - detail of promo A-side, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 4-43242 (Philippines) - promo B-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 4-43242 (Philippines) - commercial A-side with radio station sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 4-43242 (Philippines) - commercial B-side with radio station sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara

These very rare CBS 7" mono singles were made in the Philippines by Mareco Inc. and use the US catalogue number. There were no picture sleeves. The mono promo single has plain white labels with the text rubber-stamped. The A-side has been misprinted with a partial backwards stamp! The commercial single has unique green labels and the copy shown has a handwritten radio station sticker, "DYRM". "RM" in the station's call sign is for Ramon Magsaysay, the original owner of the radio station and President of the Philippines, who was killed in an air crash in 1957.

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


"Subterranean Homesick Blues"/"She Belongs To Me" - 7" mono singles, CBS SSC.556 (South Africa/Southern Rhodesia), 1965:

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CBS SSC.556 (South Africa/Southern Rhodesia) - front scan by Hans Seegers
This is similar to the UK single, but with the US picture sleeve, this time on card.

This single is very rare and one of the few South Africa-specific releases. It was also released in what was then Southern Rhodesia, later just Rhodesia and now Zimbabwe, with the same picture sleeve. The singles have plain orange CBS labels - the South African single was available with a push-out centre and a solid centre, the Southern Rhodesian single has a triangular push-out centre and "MADE IN S. RHODESIA" stamped in the black vinyl (the detail picture has enhanced contrast to show the text clearly).

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


CBS SSC.556 (South Africa) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (push-out centre)


CBS SSC.556 (South Africa) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (push-out centre)


CBS SSC.556 (South Africa) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (solid centre)

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CBS SSC.556 (South Africa/Southern Rhodesia) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS SSC.556 (Southern Rhodesia) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS SSC.556 (Southern Rhodesia) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers

CBS SSC.556 (Southern Rhodesia) - detail of record, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS SSC.556 (South Africa) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (solid centre)

"Subterranean Homesick Blues"/"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - 7" mono jukebox and commercial singles, CBS 1.904 (NL/West Germany), 10 May 1965:


CBS 1.904 (NL) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant - folded sheet)
CBS 1.904 was the first Dylan single to be released in Holland. This Dutch single was released in a bewildering number of variants! There were two main sleeve variants - the first has song titles in cobalt blue and occurs both as a folded sheet and as a regular pocket style sleeve. The second has song titles in dark blue-violet and occurs only as a folded sheet. The rear of the sleeve is identical to the front in both cases. There are also four other sleeves with minor variants not shown.
CBS 1.904 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)

CBS 1.904 (NL) - unfolded sleeve scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth variant)


CBS 1.904 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)


CBS 1.904 (NL) - front with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth variant)

CBS 1.904 (NL) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)


CBS 1.904 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)


CBS 1.904 (NL) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)


CBS 1.904 (NL) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)

CBS 1.904 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (correct second variant)


CBS 1.904 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)


CBS 1.904 (NL) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)


CBS 1.904 (NL) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (second variant misprint as "1904")


CBS 1.904 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (second variant misprint as "1904")


CBS 1.904 (NL) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (third variant)

CBS 1.904 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (third variant)

CBS 1.904 (NL) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (third variant)

CBS 1.904 (NL) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth variant - solid centre)

CBS 1.904 (NL) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth variant - solid centre)

The record label variants were very complicated but essentially summarise to this:

  1. Large CBS logo overlapping the text "RESERVED UNAUTHORISED", playing speed shown as "45 rpm" on A-side and "45 RPM" on B-side (first variant below)
  2. Large CBS logo overlapping the text "RESERVED UNAUTHORISED", playing speed shown as "45 RPM" on A-side and "45 rpm" on B-side (second variant below)
  3. Misprint of second variant with catalogue number printed as "1904" instead of "1.904" (shown below)
  4. Large CBS logo overlapping the text "RESERVED UNAUTHORISED", playing speed shown as "45 RPM" on both sides (not shown as both sides already illustrated)
  5. Smaller CBS logo not overlapping text above, playing speed shown as "45 RPM" on both sides (third variant above)
  6. Similar to third variant with playing speed shown as "45 RPM" on both sides but solid centre.

The record of Manuel García Jara's copy has a unique solid centre (variant 4). Apart from this difference, this copy has the second sleeve variant (a folded insert with dark blue lettering) This sleeve has a sticker from a previous owner. The labels have "45 RPM", "1.904" and a large CBS logo on both sides, similar to variant 3, but there are some differences:

A-side: "45 RPM" and "1.904" are in slightly different positions: more orientated to the right. The text "RECORDING FIRST..." is in a lower position.
B-side: the text under the centre hole is lower, overlapping the circumference text.

There were further tiny label variants, but these aren't shown. The pairing of sleeve and label variants appears to be random. The Dutch single was also distributed in West Germany - there was no separate German release.

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


"Subterranean Homesick Blues"/"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - 7" mono jukebox and commercial singles, CBS 1904 (France), May 1965:

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CBS 1904 (France), jukebox single - front scan by Hans Seegers

The French jukebox single uses the same picture for the front sleeve as the US and South African singles of Subterranean Homesick Blues/She Belongs To Me above. The rear sleeve has only the headline from the Ray Coleman article.

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CBS 1904 (France), jukebox single - rear scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 1904 (France), jukebox single - A-side scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 1904 (France), jukebox single - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 1904 (France), jukebox single - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara

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


"Subterranean Homesick Blues"/"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - 7" mono jukebox and commercial singles, CBS 1904 (Italy), 10 Jun 1965:


CBS 1904 (Italy) - front scan by Hans Seegers (black text)

This Italian release had The Times They Are A-Changin' as the A-side. The rear sleeve has the entire Ray Coleman article from the US and South African singles of Subterranean Homesick Blues/She Belongs To Me above.

The Dylan single with green lettering on the front of the picture sleeve is very rare, the normal text colour for CBS 1904 was black. Also rare is the illustrated jukebox single of CBS 1904 with white labels. This came with a generic sleeve.

The Italian commercial single had two label variants, shown on the left. The differences are in the text used for the catalogue number and the "BIEM" licence mark. The first variant was also available as a promo release with a sticker with text "DISCO CAMPANILE NON VENDIBLE".

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CBS 1904 (Italy) - front scan by Hans Seegers (green text)


CBS 1904 (Italy) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (both variants)

CBS 1904 (Italy) - jukebox single A-side, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 1904 (Italy) - jukebox single B-side, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 1904 (Italy) - promo single A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)

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CBS 1904 (Italy) - front of envelope picture sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)


CBS 1904 (Italy) - commercial single A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)

CBS 1904 (Italy) - detail of commercial single A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)

CBS 1904 (Italy) - commercial single B-side, scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)

CBS 1904 (Italy) - detail of promo single A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)


CBS 1904 (Italy) - rear of envelope picture sleeve is of The Byrds' Mr Tambourine Man, scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant)


CBS 1904 (Italy) - commercial single A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)

CBS 1904 (Italy) - detail of commercial single A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)

CBS 1904 (Italy) - commercial single B-side, scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)

CBS 1904 (Italy) - promo single B-side, scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)

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CBS 1904 (Italy) - front of envelope picture sleeve is of The Byrds' Mr Tambourine Man, scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)


CBS 1904 (Italy) - rear of envelope picture sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant)

CBS 1904 (Italy) - detail of rear of envelope picture sleeve with stamp, scan by Manuel García Jara (second variant)

Also shown is a special edition that came in a red envelope (below) promoting "THE NEW SOUND" that also holds a single by The Byrds with their cover of Mr Tambourine Man, pictured on the other side. The sleeve came in two variants:

  1. "BOB DYLAN" and song titles in red text on front of sleeve, Byrds on reverse

  2. "BOB DYLAN" and song titles in grey text on rear of sleeve, Byrds on front

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


"Subterranean Homesick Blues" - 7" mono EP, CBS EP 6096 (France), May 1965:

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CBS EP 6096 (France) - front scan by Manfred Endtner
The other tracks on this EP are It Ain't Me, Babe; The Times They Are A-Changin' and She Belongs To Me.

This cover picture was used again in France for the Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? singles, see Mono 7" Singles & EPs 1966-68.

Thanks to Manfred Endtner and Stefan Haras for information and scans.

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CBS EP 6096 (France) - rear scan by Manfred Endtner


CBS EP 6096 (France) - A-side scan by Stefan Haras


CBS EP 6096 (France) - B-side scan by Stefan Haras

"Subterranean Homesick Blues" - 7" mono EP, CBS 6193 (Portugal), 1965:

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CBS 6193 mono EP (Portugal), first release - front scan by Hans Seegers
This EP had Subterranean Homesick Blues and Love Minus Zero/No Limit on the A-side plus Mr Tambourine Man on the B-side. The first release had "Limit" mis-spelled as "Limite" and the CBS logo in black, the second release corrected the spelling mistake and had the CBS logo in red.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


CBS 6193 mono EP (Portugal), first release - "No Limit" misspelled as "No Limite", scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 6193 mono EP (Portugal), first release - rear scan by Hans Seegers (bottom text on right)
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CBS 6193 mono EP (Portugal), first release - label scan by Hans Seegers
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CBS 6193 mono EP (Portugal), second release - front scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 6193 mono EP (Portugal), second release - lighter typeface, "No Limit" corrected, scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 6193 mono EP (Portugal), second release - rear scan by Hans Seegers (bottom text in centre)
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CBS 6193 mono EP (Portugal), second release - label scan by Hans Seegers

"Como Un Vagabundo [Like A Rolling Stone]"/"Tristezas De Ausencia [Subterranean Homesick Blues]" - 7" mono promo and commercial singles, CBS 321.440 (Argentina/Uruguay), 1965:


CBS 321.440 (Argentina) - promo A-side scan by Hans Seegers
This 33⅓ RPM single was issued in Argentina as a white label promo and as a commercial release. Some copies of the commercial release were also issued as promos with a stamp on the B-side only. The white label promo has the text DISCO PROMOCIONAL PROHIBIDA LA VENDA" stamped in red. The orange label "demonstration single" has the text "DISCO PARA DEMOSTRACION - VENTA PROHIBIDA" stamped in black. The Uruguayan version of this release, distributed by Sondor S.A., has a slightly different label design.

Note the Spanish translation of these two titles is totally different from those on the Mexican single and EP on this page! My meagre Spanish tells me that the Mexican titles are literal, while these Argentinean titles are more subjective - "Como Un Vagabundo" means "Like A Vagabond", whereas "Como Una Piedra Que Rueda" means "Like A Stone That Rolls".

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.
 


CBS 321.440 (Argentina) - promo B-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 321.440 (Argentina) - commercial A-side scan by Hans Seegers (also same as second promo)


CBS 321.440 (Argentina) - second promo B-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 321.440 (Argentina) - commercial B-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 321.440 (Uruguay) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 321.440 (Uruguay) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers


"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 above.


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

All songs are the original English versions, not Spanish! There is also a Mexican album with this title, which is actually the regular version of Highway 61 Revisited

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 2 label and 2 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, yellow/red 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.


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

CBS EPC 496 (Mexico) - A-side

CBS EPC 496 (Mexico) - B-side

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

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