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This page is part of a list of original releases by release date of international commercially-released multi-packs of regular stereo Dylan albums. These are listed here to save multiple entries on each album page. They do not contain rarities or obscurities and are not eligible for the Searching For A Gem list. Nevertheless, their interest value or scarcity means they're worth listing here - as far as I know some are not included on any other Internet site. I have not yet been informed of any multi-packs from the 1960s.

These pages are 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 19 October, 2017.


"Blood On The Tracks"/"Desire'" - stereo 2 cassette set in box, CBS NPC 9 (Australia), 1970s (?):


CBS NPC 9 (Australia) - front scan by Stuart Moore


CBS NPC 9 (Australia) - outside of unfolded insert, scan by Stuart Moore


CBS NPC 9 (Australia) - inside of unfolded insert, scan by Stuart Moore


CBS PC 4564 (Australia) - cassette Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore


CBS PC 4564 (Australia) - cassette Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore


CBS NPC 9 (Australia) - rear scan by Stuart Moore


CBS PC 4778 (Australia) - cassette Side 1, scan by Stuart Moore (third release)


CBS PC 4778 (Australia) - cassette Side 2, scan by Stuart Moore (third release)

This set in the "Two Originals Double Nice Price" series consists of the cassette release of Blood On The Tracks, CBS 4564 and the cassette release of Desire, PC 4778. There is a single front insert with just the track listings on the reverse. The cassettes are transparent smoked grey with white text printed directly on them, there are no paper labels.

For the equivalent 2CD set, see International Album Releases (Multi-Packs) 1990s.

Thanks to Stuart Moore for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan 1978 UK Tour Press Pack" - Promo 5LP boxed set, CBS (no catalogue number) (UK), 1978:


Box photo by Arie de Reus
This promo set in a black heavy card box contains four original stereo albums (one a double LP): Blonde On Blonde, Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (UK version), Nashville Skyline and Desire. For some reason Nashville Skyline is the 1970s Dutch stereo release, but the others are UK releases. All are listed in the Regular Album Releases pages and have 1970s style orange/yellow CBS labels. Each rear sleeve has a gold promo stamp.
Box front scan by Arie de Reus

Box contents photo by Arie de Reus

Press release scan by Arie de Reus

Melbourne article, Mar 1978, scan by Arie de Reus

"Playboy" article, Mar 1978, scan by Arie de Reus

Book front scan by Arie de Reus

CBS Records UK compliments slip scan by Arie de Reus

Publicity photo scan by Arie de Reus

Publicity photo scan by Arie de Reus

CBS SDDP 66012 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Arie de Reus (1975 release, promo copy)

CBS SBPG 62847 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Arie de Reus (1970s release, promo copy)

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

CBS 86003 (UK) - detail of rear, scan by Arie de Reus (promo copy)

The box also includes a compliments slip, a book, two publicity photographs and three copies of articles about Bob Dylan. The first is a press release about Bob's life up to playing Earls Court, London (15-20 Jun 1978) and Blackbushe Aerodrome, Camberley, Surrey (15 Jul 1978), the second is an interview from Melbourne newspaper "The Age", Mar 1978, and the third is the "Playboy" interview from Mar 1978. The book is "Bob Dylan: A Illustrated History" produced by Michael Gross.

Thanks to Arie de Reus for information and pictures.


"Collector's Series" - Limited Edition 3LP numbered boxed set, CBS 66337 (Sweden), 1978:

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CBS 66337 (Sweden) - front scan by Hans Seegers

This Swedish boxed set contains three original 1960s Dylan LPs: The Times They Are A-Changin', Bringing It All Back Home (titled Subterranean Homesick Blues) and Highway 61 Revisited. It includes a four page booklet with notes in Swedish and a discography up to Street-Legal.


CBS 66337 (Sweden) - front with sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS 66337 (Sweden) - front sticker scan by Gerd Rundel

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CBS 66337 (Sweden) - detail of box showing limited edition number (this is #1!), photo by Ulf Gyllenspetz


CBS S 62572 (NL) - front with gold "Collector's Series" sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel

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CBS 66337 (Sweden) - the three included LPs, each with a gold sticker, photo by Ulf Gyllenspetz

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CBS 66337 (Sweden) - outside of booklet with discography,
scan by Gerd Rundel

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CBS 66337 (Sweden) - inside of booklet with notes in Swedish,
scan by Gerd Rundel

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CBS 66337 (Sweden) - side view of six boxes, photo by Ulf Gyllenspetz

CBS S 62515, fifth commercial release (NL) - front with gold "Collector's Series" sticker, scan by Anders Ydremark

CBS S 62515, fifth commercial release (NL) - rear scan by Anders Ydremark

CBS S 62515, fifth commercial release (NL) - Side 1 scan by Anders Ydremark

CBS S 62515, fifth commercial release (NL) - Side 2 scan by Anders Ydremark


CBS 66337 (Sweden) - detail of rear of booklet, scan by Gerd Rundel (details of other boxes in this series)

The LPs have orange/yellow CBS labels and gold front stickers with "Collector's Series". Hans Seegers adds that the LPs themselves were made in Holland, which was the European location for CBS International from where countries without a CBS pressing plant sourced their album. Anders Ydremark has a copy of Subterranean Homesick Blues from this box that was made in Holland. The record of this copy (a Dutch fifth release) has orange/yellow CBS labels and stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - S-62515-1, Side 2- S 62515-B.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Ulf Gyllenspetz, Anders Ydremark and Gerd Rundel for information and pictures.


"Blood On The Tracks"/"Desire"/"Hard Rain" - 3LP set, CBS CM9 (France), 1978:


CBS CM9 (France) - front of outer sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel

This French three record set comes in a wide outer sleeve that holds all the albums. The outer sleeve was printed in France but the records themselves are from Holland. All three records have orange/yellow CBS labels.


CBS CM9 (France) - detail of front of outer sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS CM9 (France) - rear of outer sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS CM9 (France) - detail of rear of outer sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS CM9 (France) - detail of rear of outer sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel

The labels of all of Gerd Rundel's records have a star above the side number or Rams Horn Music to the right of the centre hole. Hans Seegers has a copy bought at one of the Paris Olympia shows in Jul 1978 where the record labels do not have the stars.

Blood on the Tracks


CBS 69097 (NL) - front scan by Gerd Rundel
This Dutch release has "y" and "54" in two circles on the rear sleeve at top right and "LC 0149" in a capsule at bottom right. The orange/yellow record labels have a star above the side numbers to the right of the centre hole. The record in this set has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - S 69097-AII, Side 2 - S 69097-BI.

CBS 69097 (NL) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 69097 (NL) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS 69097 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1978 release)


CBS 69097 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS 69097 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS 69097 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS 69097 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1978 release)

Desire

The rear sleeve has a blue "y" in a circle in the rear top right hand corner, together with an additional "54" in a green circle next to it. The record in this set has orange/yellow labels with a star above "Rams Horn Music" to the right of the centre hole and matrix numbers: Side 1 - 86003 A 1 (handwritten) AL 33893-3L (stamped), Side 2 - 86003 B-6 (handwritten) BL 33893-2B (stamped).


CBS 86003 (NL) - front scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 86003 (NL) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 86003 (NL) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 86003 (NL) - detail of rear with "54" and "y", scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 86003 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 86003 (NL) - inner sleeve front scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 86003 (NL) - inner sleeve rear scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 86003 (NL) - lyrics insert front scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 86003 (NL) - lyrics insert rear scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 86003 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 86003 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 86003 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel

Hard Rain

The rear of the album sleeve has "Y" in a white circle and "III" in a green circle at top right and "LC 0149" in a green capsule at bottom left. The record in this set has orange/yellow labels, with a star above the side number to the left of the centre hole. It has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - S-86016-1A1, Side 2 - S-86016-1-B1. It comes in an inner sleeve printed with the lyrics that has exactly the same design as the lyrics insert.


CBS 86016 (NL) -front scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 86016 (NL) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS 86016 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS 86016 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 86016 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 86016 (NL) - front of inner sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 86016 (NL) - rear of inner sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 86016 (NL) - front of insert, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS 86016 (NL) - rear of insert, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS 86016 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS 86016 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS 86016 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan"/"The Times They Are A-Changin'" - promo and commercial stereo vinyl 2LP sets in gatefold sleeve, CBS 241056 (Australia), late 1970s:


CBS 241056 (Australia) - rear of gatefold sleeve with promo stamp, scan by Hans Seegers

This extremely collectable 2LP set in the "Two For The Price Of One" series has Bob's first and third albums in a gatefold sleeve with the rear sleeves on the inside of the gatefold. The promo copy has a gold promo stamp on the rear of the sleeve. The promo records have white CBS Records Australia promo labels, the commercial records have orange/yellow 1970s-style CBS labels, each with the original separate catalogue numbers.

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" plus CBS copyright information. This is because up to 1977 all Australian records were manufactured by the Australian Record Company (Pty) Ltd. (A.R.C.) on behalf of CBS. A.R.C. changed its name to CBS Records Australia Limited, as on the promo labels, on 17 Oct 1977. (Stuart Moore says that the label change may not have occurred till late 1978 or early 1979, Bob Dylan At Budokan from 1978 still does not have a CBS copyright nor does Masterpieces, Slow Train Coming from 1979 does have the CBS copyright information.)


CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (late 1970s "Two For One" promo release)


CBS 241056 (Australia) - promo stamp on rear of gatefold sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 241056 (Australia) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s "Two For One" release)


CBS 241056 (Australia) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s "Two For One" release)


CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (late 1970s "Two For One" promo release)


CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s commercial release)


CBS SBP-233206 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s commercial release)


CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (late 1970s "Two For One" promo release)


CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (late 1970s "Two For One" promo release)


CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s commercial release)


CBS SBP-233107 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s commercial release)

Stuart Moore's copy of The Times They Are A-Changin' has matrix numbers: Side 1 - MX143305- F, Side 2 - MX143306 D. On the promo copy the songs are credited to "Allan" on the record labels, but on the commercial copy they are credited to "Warner Bros".

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


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