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Dylan (1973)


Fronts of US and UK releases of Dylan, showing that the "DYLAN" text at top right is much larger on the UK release

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Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid 1973
Bob Dylan Soundtrack: Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid (1973)

This page is part of a list of original releases by release date of international commercially-released regular stereo Dylan albums. 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. Promo releases of regular albums are now listed here and no longer in the former yearly Promo sections.

Planet Waves 1974
Planet Waves
(1974)

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This album is of course the exception to that, as it's the only one in the Dylan catalogue that has ever been deleted! The album is still listed on the bobdylan.com albums page. Although I've submitted a correction, A Fool Such As I is still wrongly listed on bobdylan.com as having been written by Buford Abner - it was actually written by Bill Trader, see here. The 3CD set released in Oct 2007 is also called Dylan! Thanks to "Isis" magazine, Dec 2012, for news of The Bootleg Series Vol. 10, a 2CD set of more out-takes from the Self Portrait sessions. This does not after all include any tracks from the long-deleted 1973 Dylan album. For more information, see . However, The Complete Album Collection Vol. One, released in Oct 2013 (see International Album Releases (Multi-Packs) 2010s), does include the album!

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 23 September, 2017.


Original US stereo LP, Columbia PC 32747, 16 Nov 1973

This album (nicknamed "Columbia's Revenge") was released by Columbia without Bob's authorisation during the period when Bob was with Asylum/Island, and consists of entirely of covers, out-takes from Self Portrait and New Morning. Before its inclusion in The Complete Album Collection Vol. One in Nov 2013 it had never been released on CD in the USA or UK, although CD versions were released in Japan in 1990 and mainland Europe in 1991. A cassette version was long available in the USA, but it was deleted in the UK much earlier.

According to Rod MacBeath's article "Looking Up Dylan's Sleeves (Part 3)" in "The Telegraph" 52, Summer 1995, the front design is a serigraph (a type of silk screen print) by Richard Kenerson based on a photo of Bob by Al Clayton that first appeared on the inside of the gatefold sleeve of Self Portrait in 1970 (acknowledging the source of most of the recordings). The rear design is credited to John Berg, who presumably took the photograph of what looks like a river bed or a rock face which is merged with the blow-up of Al Clayton's photo.


Test pressing cover sheet, picture from "The Bridge" issue 27, courtesy of Michael Krogsgaard (reprinted in "The Bridge" issue 45)

An earlier version of the album dated 5 Oct 1973 has a different track listing:

Side 1: Mr. Bojangles (R-0101); The Ballad Of Ira Hayes (R-0104); A Fool Such As I (R-0099); Spanish Is The Loving Tongue (R-0096); Mary Ann (R-0103).

Side 2: Runnin' (Floyd Tillman); Sarah Jane (R-0098); Lily Of The West (R-0097); Alligator Man (Floyd Chance/Jimmy "C" Newman). Tracks 1 and 4 are as yet unreleased. Thanks to Peter Stone Brown for identifying the likely source of Track 1 as the 1956 country song by Floyd Tillman.

The order of the released album is:

Side 1: Lily Of The West; Can't Help Falling In Love (R-0100); Sarah Jane; The Ballad Of Ira Hayes.

Side 2: Mr. Bojangles; Mary Ann; Big Yellow Taxi (R-0102); A Fool Such As I; Spanish Is The Loving Tongue.

Because the album was long deleted, it is also listed in 1973.

Track Details and Writer Credits

R-0097 Lily Of The West (traditional, arranged E. Davies/J. Peterson) - New Morning out-take, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 3 Jun 1970

R-0100 Can't Help Falling In Love (Hugo Peretti/Luigi Creatore/George David Weiss) - New Morning out-take, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 3 Jun 1970, this track was reportedly also the A-side of a South Korean single, see Questionable Releases

R-0098 Sarah Jane (traditional) - New Morning out-take, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 1 Jun 1970

R-0104 The Ballad of Ira Hayes (Peter La Farge) - New Morning out-take, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 1 Jun 1970
Ira Hayes, a Pima Indian from Arizona, was one of the six US Marines photographed by Joe Rosenthal on 23 Feb 1945 in the iconic World War 2 photograph "Raising The Flag On Iwo Jima" (see ). After the war he succumbed to alcoholism and died in 1954. His story is told in the 2006 Clint Eastwood film "Flags Of Our Fathers", where he is played by Adam Beach. (He's previously been portrayed in films by Lee Marvin and Tony Curtis!). Bob's recording of this song by Peter La Farge, himself a Native American, is a highlight of this album. According to Ian Woodward R-0104 was scheduled to be included in a tribute album to Peter La Farge to be released in 2007. The album, Rare Breed: The Songs Of Peter La Farge, was finally released in the USA by Slink Productions in 2010, but the included version of the song is by Johnny Cash.
R-0101 Mr. Bojangles (Jerry Jeff Walker) - New Morning out-take, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 1 Jun 1970

R-0103 Mary Ann (traditional) - New Morning out-take, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 1 Jun 1970

R-0102 Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell) - New Morning out-take, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 4 Jun 1970
This track also appeared on a 1991 Columbia promo CD single Dylan Originals (see 1991
R-0099 A Fool Such As I (Bill Trader) - Self Portrait out-take recorded at Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN, 26 Apr 1969
This is the stereo version, a mono version (presumably a reduction from stereo) was released on Columbia 7" singles (R-0099M, see 1974) This song was written by Bill Trader, but is frequently wrongly credited on releases of this album and Columbia singles to "B. Abner" (Buford Abner) - see authorship note here! The original 1952 single release by Hank Snow correctly credits the song!

R-0096 Spanish Is The Loving Tongue (Charles Badger Clark/Billy Simon) - band version with backing singers, Self Portrait out-take recorded at Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN, 24 Apr 1969, not the solo version R-0072 (stereo)/R-0072M (mono) released in 1971 as a single B-side, which was a 1970 New Morning out-take. R-0072(M) has three verses, this version omits the second of those. The solo take released in 2013 on The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) is different from R-0072, but still means the song is released on a regular Dylan album and no longer shown in red!
On the Dylan album this track is either uncredited or wrongly listed as "Traditional". See the note about writer credits for this song in the entry for R-0072 in 1971.

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Columbia 4-45409 (USA) - 1971 B-side scan by Hans Seegers (R-0072M)

Vinyl and Tape Releases


"Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP releases, Columbia PC 32747 (USA), 16 Nov 1973; Columbia PC 32747 (USA), 1990s:

Columbia PC 32747 (USA), acetate/test pressing:


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - acetate Side 1 scan found on eil.com by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

The acetate of the US album is a double-sided 12" disc in an "audiodisc" generic sleeve. The record has white generic Columbia Recording Studio labels with handwritten text.


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - acetate Side 2 scan found on eil.com by Jean-Pol Hiernaux


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - acetate Side 1 scan by Arie de Reus


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - acetate Side 2 scan by Arie de Reus


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - test pressing Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

Gerd Rundel has an Advance Promotional copy of the album from the Columbia Records pressing plant in Pitman, NJ. It has a white printed label dated 1973 without any additional text. Side 2 has the same label. It comes in a plain white sleeve and looks the same as the Jan 1975 Blood On The Tracks Advance Promotional copy, also from Pitman, NJ. The record has matrix numbers: Side 1 - P AL 32747-1A, Side 2 - P BL 32747-1A.

Columbia PC 32747 (USA), 16 Nov 1973:


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - radio station promo copy with sticker and timing strip, front photo by Ulf Gyllenspetz


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - timing strip from radio station promo copy, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - demonstration copy with promo sticker and timing strip, detail of front scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - front red sticker with the tracklisting featuring A Fool Such As I, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (all releases)


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - demonstration copy with promo sticker and timing strip, front scan by Gerd Rundel

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Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - front with red sticker, scan by David Burgess


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (all releases)


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - rear with demo stamp, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - detail of rear with demo stamp, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (Shorepak)


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - inner sleeve front, picture found by Moise Potié


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - inner sleeve rear, picture found by Moise Potié

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Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, Sarah Jane is uncredited)

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Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, A Fool Such As I is wrongly credited to "B. Abner")


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (first release, Sarah Jane is uncredited, copy with "CBS" sticker for sale in Mexico)


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (all releases)

The promo copy shown has a radio station timing strip on the front sleeve plus a red sticker also found on commercial copies. Gerd Rundel's promo copy with the same timing strip has first release labels and stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - P AL 32747-2B, Side 2 - P BL 32747-2B.

The second promo copy shown has an orange “SPECIAL PROMOTION” sticker on the front, plus a timing strip, and a “DEMONSTRATION NOT FOR SALE” stamp on the rear. The sleeve was printed in the USA by Shorepak. The record again has first release labels, this time with stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - P AL 32747-2C, Side 2 - P BL 32747-2D.

On these first release labels Sarah Jane is uncredited and A Fool Such As I is wrongly credited to "B. Abner". For more information about the incorrect crediting of A Fool Such As I to "B. Abner" on the first release Side 2 record label, see here. Unlike the first Canadian release below, the title ""DYLAN" is the same size on all PC 32747 labels.

Manuel García Jara has a copy of the first release sold in Mexico with grey/white "CBS" stickers on the record labels.

Columbia PC 32747 (USA), ca. 1975:
 

Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (second release)

Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (second release)

Columbia PC 32747 (
USA) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (second release, Sarah Jane is uncredited)

Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (second release, Sarah Jane is uncredited)

Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (second release, A Fool Such As I is correctly credited to "B. Trader")

Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - detail of Side 2, scan by Lars M. Banke (second release, A Fool Such As I is correctly credited to "B. Trader")

Lars M. Banke has a second release of the Dylan album (PC 32747) with Sarah Jane uncredited on Side 1, while Side 2 has A Fool Such As I correctly credited to "B. Trader". The record of this copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - P AL 32747-2C, Side 2 - P BL 32747-2C.

Columbia PC 32747 (USA), after 1976, to mid-1980s:
 

Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - front scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (third release)

Gil Lamont has a later copy of PC 32747 in the same sleeve with no red sticker on the front. The label on Side 1 is different in that Sarah Jane is credited to "Arr. Bob Dylan". (Sarah Jane has no credit at all on the first and second release labels.) A Fool Such As I is again correctly credited to "B. Trader" on the Side 2 label. This release corresponds to the Canadian release that can be dated to after 1976. The record has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - P AL 32747-2E, Side 2 - P-BL 32747-2A. Bob Mazer's copy of PC 32747 with the same labels is probably the same as Gil's.

Sergio Mariano Romay has a copy of this album that now has a barcode on the rear sleeve. The sleeve was made by Shorepak US. The record labels are identical to those of Bob Mazer and Gil Lamont. The record of this copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - PAL 32747-2K (handwritten), Side 2 - P BL 32747-2A (stamped).


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - detail of front, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (third release)

Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - rear scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (third release - later variant?)

Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - detail of rear with barcode, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (third release - later variant?)


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (third release, Sarah Jane is credited to "Arr. Bob Dylan")


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (third release - "PC 32747" to left of centre hole)


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (third release, A Fool Such As I is correctly credited to "B. Trader")


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - detail of spine, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (third release)

These copies probably overlapped with the JC 32747 copies below!

Columbia JC 32747 (USA), late 1980s:


Columbia JC 32747 (USA) - front with stickers, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Sergio Mariano Romay has a sealed copy bought around 1988/89 which has stickers with "JC 32747" covering up the previous catalogue number of "PC 32747" on the front and spine of the sleeve. The front sleeve also has stickers with "$5.99" price and "THE NICE PRICE". This copy does not have a barcode on the rear sleeve, although his copy of PC 32747 above does.

Gerd Rundel has a copy of a 1980s release with “JC 32747” on the left of the centre hole, although it still has "PC 32747" on the front sleeve and spine as Sergio Mariano Romay's copy above, and was again made by Shorepak US. This time the rear sleeve does have a barcode at rear top right. The record of this copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - PAL 32747-2K (handwritten), Side 2 - P BL-32747-2K (stamped).

These copies probably overlapped with the PC 32747 copies above!


Columbia JC 32747 (USA) - detail of front with "JC 32747" sticker over "PC 32747", scan by Sergio Mariano Romay


Columbia JC 32747 (USA) - detail of front with "$5.99" price sticker, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay


Columbia JC 32747 (USA) - detail of front with "THE NICE PRICE" sticker, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Columbia JC 32747 (USA) - detail of spine with "JC 32747" sticker over "PC 32747", scan by Sergio Mariano Romay


Columbia JC 32747 (USA) - rear scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (unlike Sergio's "PC 32747" copy above, no bar code on rear, so must be earlier)


Columbia JC 32747 (USA) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (second copy)

Columbia JC 32747 (USA) - detail of front with "PC 32747", scan by Gerd Rundel (second copy - same as Sergio Mariano Romay's copy above)

Columbia JC 32747 (USA) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (second copy)

Columbia JC 32747 (USA) - detail of rear with barcode, scan by Gerd Rundel (second copy - same as Sergio Mariano Romay's copy above)

Columbia JC 32747 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia JC 32747 (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel ("JC 32747" on left of centre hole)

Columbia JC 32747 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia JC 32747 (USA) - detail of rear with barcode, scan by Gerd Rundel (second copy - same as Sergio Mariano Romay's copy above)

Columbia PC 32747 (USA), 1990s:
 

Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - promo stamp on rear sleeve of 1990s LP reissue, scan by Eddie Cockrell

Scans required of the 1990s release! It has a barcode on the rear sleeve. Eddie Cockrell has a promo copy with a gold embossed stamp on the rear sleeve covering the barcode. The Side 1 record label will now have the inverted triangle to the left of the centre hole that was introduced on US Columbia record and cassette labels with Biograph in 1985.


Columbia JC 33235 (USA) - detail of Side 1 with inverted triangle, scan by Manuel García Jara (shown as example)

Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux, Arie de Reus, Eddie Cockrell, Ulf Gyllenspetz, David Burgess, Moise Potié, Bob Mazer, Gil Lamont, Gerd Rundel and Sergio Mariano Romay for information and pictures.


"Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP releases, Columbia PC 32747 (USA for export), 1973, re-released 1975, after 1976:

Columbia PC 32747 (USA for export) - first release (three copies):


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - front of first copy bought in Sweden with "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke
Lars M. Banke has two US first release copies bought in Sweden with "CBS" stickers over the Columbia logos on the front sleeves and "CBS" stickers over the labels. One has shaped red/white "CBS" stickers and the other has ring-shaped "CBS" stickers. The rear sleeves have no stickers. Both records of these copies have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - P AL 32747-2C, Side 2 - P BL 32747-2C.

Lars also has a third first release copy with a "CBS" sticker on the front sleeve, but no stickers on the record labels (not shown). The record has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - P AL 32747-2C, Side 2 - P BL 32747-2D.


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - detail of front of first copy bought in Sweden with "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - rear of first copy bought in Sweden, scan by Lars M. Banke


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - front of second copy bought in Sweden with "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - detail of front of second copy bought in Sweden with "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke


Columbia PC 32747 (USA for export) - Side 1 with ring-shaped "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (first release, second copy, Sarah Jane is uncredited)


Columbia PC 32747 (USA for export) - Side 2 with ring-shaped "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (first release, second copy, A Fool Such As I is wrongly credited to "B. Abner")


Columbia PC 32747 (USA for export) - Side 1 with shaped red/white "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (first release, first copy, Sarah Jane is uncredited)


Columbia PC 32747 (USA for export) - Side 2 with shaped red/white "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (first release, first copy, A Fool Such As I is wrongly credited to "B. Abner")

Columbia PC 32747 (USA for export) - second release (five copies):


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - front of fourth copy bought in Sweden with "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke

Lars also has a fourth copy bought in Sweden with a "CBS" sticker over the Columbia logo on the front sleeves and different "CBS" stickers over the labels. The sticker is the same shape as the first example but has a black "CBS" logo instead of white. This is a second release copy with Sarah Jane uncredited on Side 1, while Side 2 has A Fool Such As I correctly credited to "B. Trader".  The record of this copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - P AL 32747-2C, Side 2 - P BL 32747-2D (same as the third copy above). Lars has a fifth copy bought in Denmark in the regular US sleeve with no stickers, but with the red/black shaped "CBS" stickers over the record labels as shown for the fourth copy.


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - detail of front of fourth copy bought in Sweden with "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - rear of fourth copy bought in Sweden, scan by Lars M. Banke


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - front of seventh copy bought in Sweden with "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - detail of front of seventh copy bought in Sweden with "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke


Columbia PC 32747 (USA for export) - Side 1 of seventh copy bought in Sweden with shaped red/black "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (second release, Sarah Jane is uncredited, redder labels)


Columbia PC 32747 (USA for export) - Side 2  of seventh copy bought in Sweden with shaped red/black "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (second release, A Fool Such As I is correctly credited to "B. Trader", redder labels)


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - Side 1 of fourth, fifth and sixth copies bought in Sweden with shaped red/black "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (second release, Sarah Jane is uncredited)


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - Side 2 of fourth, fifth and sixth copies bought in Sweden with shaped red/black "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (second release, A Fool Such As I is correctly credited to "B. Trader")

Lars M. Banke's sixth copy (another US Dylan second release copy) has a "CBS" sticker on the front sleeve, but “Columbia” is not erased on the rear sleeve. There are again red/black shaped "CBS" stickers on the record labels. The record of this copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - P AL 32747 – 2D, Side 2 - P BL 32727 – 2D. Lars has a seventh copy with the same label stickers where the record label is significantly redder.


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - front of eighth copy bought in Sweden without stickers, scan by Lars M. Banke

Lars M. Banke's eighth copy (another US Dylan second release copy) has no stickers on the sleeve, and “Columbia” is again not erased on the rear sleeve. There are red/white ring-shaped "CBS" stickers on the record labels. The record of this copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - P AL 32747 – 2D, Side 2 - P BL 32727 – 2C. Lars has a ninth export copy bought in Sweden with the usual grey CBS sticker on the Columbia logo on the front sleeve (as above), but “Columbia” is not erased at the bottom of the rear sleeve. The record labels have the same red/white ring-shaped "CBS" stickers as shown.


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - rear of eighth copy bought in Sweden without stickers, scan by Lars M. Banke


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - Side 1 of eighth copy bought in Sweden with ring-shaped red/white "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (second release, Sarah Jane is uncredited)


Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - Side 2 of eighth copy bought in Sweden with ring-shaped red/white "CBS" sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (second release, A Fool Such As I is correctly credited to "B. Trader")

Lars also has two Canadian copies bought in Sweden, see below.


Columbia PC 32747 (USA for export) - front with stickers, scan by Dr. Walter Roedl


Columbia PC 32747 (USA for export) - detail of front CBS sticker, scan by Dr. Walter Roedl


Columbia PC 32747 (USA for export) - rear with sticker, scan by Dr. Walter Roedl


Columbia PC 32747 (USA for export) - detail of rear CBS sticker, scan by Dr. Walter Roedl (second release)


Columbia PC 32747 (USA for export) - Side 1 scan by Dr. Walter Roedl (second release, Sarah Jane is uncredited)


Columbia PC 32747 (USA for export) - Side 2, scan by Dr. Walter Roedl (second release, A Fool Such As I is correctly credited to "B. Trader")

Dr. Walter Roedl's album was bought in Austria in 1975. It is a standard Columbia US release except for a white sticker which folds over the top corners of the front and rear sleeves with the CBS logo and the Dutch catalogue number "CBS S 69 049". It has the red sticker from the US release above promoting A Fool Such As I and several other tracks. It has a contemporary 1975 CBS inner sleeve advertising such albums as Dylan and Blood On The Tracks. Te Columbia US record labels have no stickers. Like Lars' fourth to seventh copies above, this is a second release copy with Sarah Jane uncredited on Side 1, while Side 2 has A Fool Such As I credited to "B. Trader". The record has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - P AL 32747-2C, Side 2 - P BL 32747-2D (again like Lars' fourth copy above).

Columbia PC 32747 (USA for export) - third release:


Columbia PC 32747 (USA for export) - front scan by Gerd Rundel
Gerd Rundel has a third release US export copy. “COLUMBIA” is obscured with black marker pen in three places of the sleeve: front top left below the catalogue number; in the copyright text at the bottom of the rear sleeve; on the spine.
Columbia PC 32747 (USA for export) - detail of front with "Columbia" obscured, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia PC 32747 (USA for export) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia PC 32747 (USA for export) - Side 1 with "Columbia" obscured, scan by Gerd Rundel (third release, Sarah Jane is credited to "Arr. Bob Dylan")

Columbia PC 32747 (USA for export) - Side 2 with "Columbia" obscured, scan by Gerd Rundel (third release, A Fool Such As I is correctly credited to "B. Trader")


Columbia PC 32747 (USA for export) - detail of rear with "Columbia" obscured, scan by Gerd Rundel

The “COLUMBIA” logos on both labels are obscured with a painted or printed black ring, not with stickers. This is a third release - Sarah Jane is credited to “Arr: Bob Dylan” on the Side 1 label, A Fool Such As I is correctly credited to “B. Trader” on the Side 2 label. The record of this copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - P AL 32747-2E, Side 2 - P BL 32747-2G.

Thanks to Lars M. Banke, Dr. Walter Roedl and Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"Dylan" - stereo reel-to-reel tape, Columbia 1R1 6147 (USA), Nov 1973:

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Columbia 1R1 6147 (USA) - box front scan by Hans Seegers
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Columbia 1R1 6147 (USA) - box rear scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia 1R1 6147 (USA) - detail of box rear, scan by Steven Fant

Columbia 1R1 6147 (USA) - tape reel scan by Steven Fant

Columbia 1R1 6147 (USA) - detail of tape reel, scan by Steven Fant


Columbia 1R1 6147 (USA) - spine of box, scan by Steven Fant


Columbia 1R1 6147 (USA) - top of box, scan by Steven Fant

This album was also released on reel-to-reel tape, in 4-track stereo running at 3¾" per second. All tracks are the standard stereo album versions. The tape reel comes in a black card box, hinged on the left, with a white wrap-around label and a separate label on the top of the box. The "DYLAN" text on the front of the box is proportionally the same size as on the UK front sleeve, but positioned differently. This was the next-to-last Dylan album to be released on reel-to-reel tape, the last tape release being Slow Train Coming in 1979, although none of the intervening albums had tape releases!

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Steven Fant for information and scans.


"Dylan" - 8-track stereo tape cartridge release, Columbia PCA 32747 (USA/Canada), Nov 1973:


Columbia PCA 32747 (USA/Canada) - front of slipcase, scan by Manuel García Jara
8-track was a continuous tape cartridge format, with four stereo "programs" per tape. This release comes in a black slipcase with cut-outs front and rear to show the album front and tracklist. There are no writer credits. The cartridge is made of red plastic with a white wraparound label.
Columbia PCA 32747 (USA/Canada) - rear of slipcase, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia PCA 32747 (USA/Canada) - front of tape cartridge, scan by Jack Guerreiro

The track order was rearranged to make all four programs of roughly equivalent length:

Program 1: Lily Of The West; Mary Ann; Big Yellow Taxi

Program 2: Can’t Help Falling In Love; Spanish Is The Loving Tongue

Program 3: Sarah Jane; Mr. Bojangles

Program 4: The Ballad Of Ira Hayes; A Fool Such As I.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara and Jack Guerreiro for information and scans.


"Dylan" - stereo compact cassette releases, Columbia PCT 32747 (USA), 1974; re-released late 1970s/early 1980s,  late 1980s:
The US cassette release was still on sale in the late 1990s, and was by then the only format still available.


Columbia PCT 32747 (USA) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Steven Fant (1974 release)
The first cassette release shown must be the first release from 1974 or soon after. It has a folded insert with details of other Columbia US cassette release on the flap and on the inside. The cassette is light grey with black text printed directly on it, there are no paper labels. The top of the cassette has "P T 32747" stamped in black.


Columbia PCT 32747 (USA) - detail of cassette Side 1, scan by Steven Fant (1974 release - smooth edge)


Columbia PCT 32747 (USA) - detail of cassette Side 2, scan by Steven Fant (1974 release - no "MADE IN USA")

Columbia PCT 32747 (USA) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Steven Fant (1974 release)

Columbia PCT 32747 (USA) - cassette Side 1 scan by Steven Fant (1974 release)

Columbia PCT 32747 (USA) - cassette Side 2 scan by Steven Fant (1974 release)


Columbia PCT 32747 (USA) - cassette top scan by Steven Fant (1974 release)


Columbia PCT 32747 (USA) - end of cassette case, scan by Steven Fant (1974 release)

The second US release shown dates from the late 1970s/early 1980s and again has a light grey cassette with black text printed directly on it, there are again no paper labels. The cassette looks identical to that of the first release, but has a textured edge as shown. It also has "MADE IN USA" embossed on Side 2 of the cassette case, missing from the 1974 release. The insert does not have a barcode and is blank on the reverse.


Columbia PCT 32747 (USA) - detail of cassette Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s/early 1980s release - textured edge)


Columbia PCT 32747 (USA) - detail of cassette Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s/early 1980s release - "MADE IN USA")


Columbia PCT 32747 (USA) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s/early 1980s release)

Columbia PCT 32747 (USA) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s/early 1980s release)

Columbia PCT 32747 (USA) - cassette insert scan by Jack Guerreiro (late 1970s/early 1980s release - reverse is blank)


Columbia PCT 32747 (USA) - cassette insert scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release - reverse is blank)


Columbia PCT 32747 (USA) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

Columbia PCT 32747 (USA) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1980s release)

The third US release dates from the late 1980s and has a barcode on the insert, which is also blank on the reverse. The cassette is transparent smoked grey with white text printed directly on it, there are again no paper labels.

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro, Gerd Rundel and Steven Fant for information and scans.


"Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, Columbia PC 32747 (Canada), 16 Nov 1973 (twice), re-released mid-1970s:


Columbia PC 32747 (Canada) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (all releases)


Columbia PC 32747 (Canada) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (all releases)


Columbia PC 32747 (Canada) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (first and second releases)


Columbia PC 32747 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, narrow "DYLAN")

Columbia PC 32747 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second release, wide "DYLAN")

Columbia PC 32747 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (third release, wide "DYLAN")

Columbia PC 32747 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first release)


Columbia PC 32747 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, Sarah Jane is uncredited, "COLUMBIA RECORDS OF CANADA LTD.")


Columbia PC 32747 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (first release)


Columbia PC 32747 (Canada) - detail of Side 2, scan by Gerd Rundel (first release)


Columbia PC 32747 (Canada) - detail of Side 2, scan by Gerd Rundel (first release, A Fool Such As I is wrongly credited to "B. Abner" as US first release)


Columbia PC 32747 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (second release)


Columbia PC 32747 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second release, Sarah Jane is again uncredited, "COLUMBIA RECORDS OF CANADA LTD.")


Columbia PC 32747 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (second release, A Fool Such As I is correctly credited to "B. Trader" as US second release)


Columbia PC 32747 (Canada) - detail of Side 2, scan by Gerd Rundel (second release)


Columbia PC 32747 (Canada) - detail of Side 2, scan by Gerd Rundel (second release, A Fool Such As I is correctly credited to "B. Trader" as US second release)


Columbia PC 32747 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (first and second releases, "COLUMBIA RECORDS OF CANADA LTD.")

Gerd Rundel has three copies of the regular Canadian release. Both the sleeve and record of all three were made in Canada. The records have 1970s style labels with the ring of Columbia logos.

The first release record has red Columbia labels with Sarah Jane uncredited as on the US first release and A Fool Such As I wrongly credited to "B. Abner" as on the US first release. The title "DYLAN" is significantly smaller than the titles of the second and third release labels. The record of this first release copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - AL-32747-1A, Side 2 - BL-32747-1A.

The second release record has red Columbia labels with Sarah Jane uncredited as on the US first release and A Fool Such As I correctly credited to "B. Trader" as on the US second release. The record of the second copy again has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - AL-32747-1A, Side 2 - BL-32747-1A. Both of these releases were manufactured by Columbia Records of Canada Ltd.


Columbia PC 32747 (Canada) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (third release)

Both the rear sleeve and the record labels of the third release now have "CBS RECORDS CANADA LTD." instead of the earlier "COLUMBIA RECORDS OF CANADA LTD.". Columbia Records of Canada Ltd. was renamed CBS Records Canada Ltd. in late 1976, so this release is after then.  On the Side 1 record label Sarah Jane is credited to "Arr. Bob Dylan" as on the second US release. There is a mistake on the Side 2 record label with "CBS, Inc." shown as just "CBS, In". The record of the third copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - AL-32747-1B-2HDZK:, Side 2 - BL-32747-1A.


Columbia PC 32747 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (third release)


Columbia PC 32747 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (third release, Sarah Jane credited to "Arr. Bob Dylan" as US second release, "CBS RECORDS CANADA LTD.")

Columbia PC 32747 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (third release)


Columbia PC 32747 (Canada) - detail of Side 2 with mistake, scan by Gerd Rundel (third release)


Columbia PC 32747 (Canada) - detail of Side 2, scan by Gerd Rundel (third release, A Fool Such As I is again correctly credited to "B. Trader")


Columbia PC 32747 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (third release - different copyright text, "CBS RECORDS CANADA LTD.")

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP releases, Columbia PC 32747 (Canada for export), 1973:


Columbia PC 32747 (Canada for export) - front with Swedish seal, scan by Lars M. Banke (first copy)
Lars M. Banke has a copy of the third Canadian release with a Swedish seal across the sleeve opening and taped rings obscuring the "Columbia" logos on the record labels ("MANUFACTURED BY CBS RECORDS CANADA LTD" is still visible). The Swedish text says that if the seal is broken the album will be replaced only if it was faulty when bought.


Columbia PC 32747 (Canada for export) - detail of front with Swedish seal, scan by Lars M. Banke (first copy)


Columbia PC 32747 (Canada for export) - front with stickers, scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)


Columbia PC 32747 (Canada for export) - front sticker scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)


Columbia PC 32747 (Canada for export) - front spine sticker scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)


Columbia PC 32747 (Canada for export) - rear with spine sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)


Columbia PC 32747 (Canada for export) - rear spine sticker scan by Lars M. Banke (second copy)


Columbia PC 32747 (Canada for export) - Side 1 of first copy bought in Sweden with ring-shaped sticker obscuring Columbia logos, scan by Lars M. Banke (third release - , Sarah Jane credited to "Arr. Bob Dylan")


Columbia PC 32747 (Canada for export) - Side 1 of second copy bought in Scandinavia with ring-shaped sticker obscuring Columbia logos, scan by Lars M. Banke (second release - wide "DYLAN")


Columbia PC 32747 (Canada for export) - Side 2 of second copy bought in Scandinavia with ring-shaped sticker obscuring Columbia logos, scan by Lars M. Banke (second release - wide "DYLAN")

Lars M. Banke also has a copy of the third Canadian PC 32747 release bought in Scandinavia that has had the "Columbia" logos on the front, rear and spine of the sleeve obscured with black circular stickers. The Columbia Canada information at the bottom of the rear sleeve is not obscured. On the record labels there are again black ring-shaped stickers over the ring of "Columbia" logos.

Thanks to Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


"Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS S 69049 (UK), 1973, re-released late 1970s/early 1980s; stereo LP reissue - CBS 32286 (UK), 1982 to late 1980s; CBS S 69049/32286 (Ireland), 1980s:
"DYLAN" on the front sleeve at top right is much larger on the UK releases than others worldwide!

CBS S 69049 (UK), 1973, re-released late 1970s/early 1980s:


CBS 69049 (UK) - front, note the "DYLAN" is much larger than on the US sleeve (1973 release - my copy)

Hans Seegers has an acetate of CBS 69049 (UK), with plain white labels and matrix numbers Side 1 - S 69049 A 1, Side 2 - S 69049 B 1. My copy shown has "69049" on the front sleeve and spine, and "S 69049" on the record labels. The sleeve was made by Shorewood Packaging Co. Ltd. The record has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - S 69049 A1, Side 2 - S 69049 B1. Lily Of The West is misspelled "Lilly Of The West" on the Side 1 record label of all UK releases!

The 1973 inner sleeve of the UK album is generic, with a "magazine" called "THE INNER SLEEVE". Both sides of the sleeve contain illustrations of CBS albums of the time, including Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid, see International Albums (Regular), plus albums by Roger McGuinn (see 1973), Janis Joplin and Hammond/Bloomfield/Dr. John. The rear inner sleeve shows the then CBS postal address of CBS Records, 28/30 Theobalds Road, London WC1. John Martin has a copy of CBS 69049 with the same labels as mine but with a different inner sleeve, "THE INNER SLEEVE Issue 5", featuring Johnny Cash, Johnny Mathis, Johnny Nash, Barbra Streisand, etc. I assume CBS UK used whichever version of the sleeve was current when records were sent out to dealers.

This album was released at least four times in Britain: first in 1973 with old-style labels (my copy), in late 1970s/early 1980s with new-style orange/yellow labels (Gerd Rundel's copy), then in 1983 as CBS 32286 again with orange/yellow labels (Mick Robinson and Gerd's copies), and then later in the 1980s again as CBS 32286 with red labels (Hans Seegers' copy).


CBS S 69049 (UK) - detail of front (1973 release)

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CBS S 69049 (UK) - rear sleeve (1973 release)

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CBS S 69049 (UK) - Side 1 (1973 release - Lily Of The West is misspelled "Lilly")

CBS S 69049 (UK) - detail of Side 1 (1973 release)

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CBS S 69049 (UK) - Side 2 scan (1973 release - A Fool Such As I is correctly credited to "Trader")

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CBS S 69049 (UK) - front of 1973 inner sleeve


CBS S 69049 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s/early 1980s release - Lily Of The West is still misspelled "Lilly")


CBS S 69049 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s/early 1980s release)

CBS S 69049 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s/early 1980s release)

CBS S 69049 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s/early 1980s release - A Fool Such As I is correctly credited to "Trader")
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CBS S 69049 (UK) - rear of 1973 inner sleeve


CBS 69049 (UK) - detail of rear (1973 release)

The late 1970s/early 1980s copy comes in the same sleeve as my 1973 release with “Shorewood Packaging Co. Ltd.” on bottom of the rear sleeve, but the record is in a plain white inner sleeve. The record now has orange/yellow CBS labels with "LC|0149" in a capsule added to the labels. "DYLAN" is printed twice above the centre hole (the previous and some later releases just have it once). "MADE IN ENGLAND" is still at the bottom of the labels. The record of the copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS-S-69049-A-2, Side 2 - CBS-69049/32286-B3.

CBS 32286 (UK), 1982, 1983 (two variants):


CBS 32286 (UK/Ireland) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (1982, 1983 and late 1980s releases)

The 1982 release has a new catalogue number, CBS 32286. The sleeve is still printed by Shorewood Packaging Co. Ltd., and was also used for the Irish release below. "LC|0149" is now printed in a capsule on the rear sleeve at bottom right. The record still has orange/yellow CBS labels with "MADE IN ENGLAND" now printed in the circumference text. On the record labels "DYLAN" is printed twice as for the last "CBS S 69049" release. The text layout to the left and right of the centre hole is the same as for the last "CBS S 69049" release, but the arrows below "STEREO" to the left of the centre hole are now missing. A US catalogue number "KC 32747" is printed on the second text line to the right of the centre hole (the US catalogue number was actually PC 32747). Lily Of The West is still misspelled "LILLY OF THE WEST" on the Side 1 record label. The record of the copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers Side 1 - CBS-32286-A4, Side 2 - 69049, CBS-32286-B3.

The 1983 release comes in the same sleeve but has has significantly different CBS record labels, still orange/yellow. "DYLAN" is now printed only once, "LC|0149" is now printed at high top right, the "33⅓RPM" playing speed is now printed to the left of the centre hole above "Stereo", which is now in upper/lowercase. Lily Of The West is still misspelled "LILLY OF THE WEST" on the Side 1 record label. Both Mick Robinson and Gerd Rundel have copies of this album. The record of Gerd's first 1983 release copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 -32286 (stamped), CBS S 69049 A2 (handwritten), Side 2 - 32286 (stamped), S 69049 B2 (stamped).


CBS 32286 (UK/Ireland) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel (1982, 1983 and late 1980s releases)


CBS 32286 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1982 release - Lily Of The West is still misspelled "Lilly")


CBS 32286 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1982 release - "MADE IN ENGLAND" in circumference text, 1983 releases are the same)


CBS 32286 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1982 release - "DYLAN" twice, "33 RPM" to the right of the centre hole, "LC|0149" capsule below playing speed, "STEREO" upper case)


CBS 32286 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1982 release)


CBS 32286 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1982 release - no text at bottom)


CBS 32286 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1983 release - Lily Of The West is still misspelled "Lilly")


CBS 32286 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1983 release, also no text at bottom)


CBS 32286 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1983 release, "DYLAN" once, "LC|0149" capsule at high top right, "33 RPM" to the left of the centre hole, "Stereo" now upper/lower case)


CBS 32286 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1983 release - A Fool Such As I is correctly credited to "Trader")


CBS 32286 (UK/Ireland) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1982, 1983 and late 1980s releases)


CBS 32286 (UK) - Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1983 release - Lily Of The West is still misspelled "Lilly")


CBS 32286 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1983 release, CBS copyright info at bottom)


CBS 32286 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1983 release, same as first except that US catalogue number is missing from second text line to the right of the centre hole)


CBS 32286 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (second 1983 release)


CBS 32286 (UK/Ireland) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1982, 1983 and late 1980s releases)

Gerd Rundel has a later 1983 copy in the same sleeve but where the record labels now have CBS copyright info at the bottom. The US catalogue number "KC 32747" has disappeared from the second text line to the right of the centre hole, but apart from these two differences, the record labels are the same. Lily Of The West is still misspelled "LILLY OF THE WEST" on the Side 1 record label. The record of the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - 32286 (stamped), CBS S 69049 A2 (handwritten), Side 2 - 69049 (handwritten), CBS 32286 B3 (handwritten).

CBS 32286 (UK), mid-1980s:


CBS 32286 (UK) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (mid-1980s release - Lily Of The West is still misspelled "Lilly")


CBS 32286 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (mid-1980s release - CBS copyright info now at bottom)

CBS 32286 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (mid-1980s release)

CBS 32286 (UK) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (mid-1980s release, "DYLAN" only once, catalogue number just "32286", but otherwise same text layout as 1982 release, not 1983 releases!)


CBS 32286 (UK) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (mid-1980s release - A Fool Such As I is correctly credited to "B. Trader")

The mid-1980s release comes in the same sleeve, but the record has red CBS labels with a similar text layout to the 1982 release labels, although the catalogue number is shown just as "32286" instead of "CBS 32286", the playing speed of "33 RPM" is now back to the right of the centre hole instead of the left, and "STEREO" is again upper case. Lily Of The West is still misspelled "LILLY OF THE WEST" on the Side 1 record label - they never got it right!

CBS S 69049/32286 (Ireland), 1980s:


CBS S 69049 (Ireland) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1983 release)

This very rare Irish release comes in the 1983 UK sleeve also made by Shorewood Packaging Co. Ltd. The sleeve has catalogue number "CBS 32286" while the orange/yellow record labels still have catalogue number "CBS S 69049", but with a different text layout from the UK late 1970s/early 1980s record labels with the same catalogue number shown above. The typesetting was obviously done in a rush, because there are several errors. Lily Of The West is misspelled "Lilly Of The West" on the Side 1 record label as all the UK releases above, and also Can't Help Falling In Love is misspelled "Can't Help Falling Iin Love". On the Side 2 record label Warner Bros is misspelled as "Warnee Bros" and Spanish Is The Loving Tongue is mistitled "Spanish Is A Loving Tongue". The record of the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - CBS S 69049 A2 (handwritten), Side 2 - S 69049 B2 (stamped).


CBS S 69049 (Ireland) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1983 release)

CBS S 69049 (Ireland) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1983 release)

CBS S 69049 (Ireland) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1983 release)

CBS S 69049 (Ireland) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1983 release - "Lilly" and "Iin" misspellings)

CBS S 69049 (Ireland) - detail of Side 2, scan by Gerd Rundel (1983 release - "A Loving Tongue" mistitle)

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Mick Robinson and Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"Dylan" - stereo compact cassette releases, CBS 40-69049 (UK), late 1970s; CBS 40-32286 (UK), 1982:


CBS 40-69049 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s release)

CBS 40-69049 (UK) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s release)

CBS 40-69049 (UK) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s release)

CBS 40-69049 (UK) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1970s release)
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CBS 40-32286 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Wayne Carr (1980s release)

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CBS 40-32286 (UK) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Wayne Carr (1980s release)

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CBS 40-32286 (UK) - cassette Side 1 scan by Wayne Carr (1980s release)

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CBS 40-32286 (UK) - cassette Side 2 scan by Wayne Carr (1980s release)

These cassette releases are undated, but they have Dolby noise reduction, not present on early cassettes. The tracks are reordered in that Mr. Bojangles is now the last track on Side 1 and The Ballad Of Ira Hayes is the first track on Side 2, the opposite way round to the album. Lily Of The West is misspelled "Lilly Of The West" every time it occurs: twice on the front of the inserts, in the tracklist on the inside of the inserts and on both Side 1s. A Fool Such As I is correctly credited to "B. Trader" on the inside of the inserts. The cassette cases are light grey with blue or black printed text, there are no labels.

The first release has the original catalogue number of CBS 69049, so probably dates from the late 1970s. The second release must date from the 1980s as it comes from after the catalogue number change from CBS 69049 to CBS 32286 (see UK vinyl releases above).

Thanks to Manuel García Jara and Wayne Carr for information and scans.


"Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP releases: CBS S 69049 (NL); "Club Sonder Auflage" edition, CBS S 63476 (NL for West Germany), Nov 1973:

CBS S 69049 (NL), Nov 1973, re-released late 1970s:


CBS S 69049 (NL) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (small "DYLAN" like the US release)


CBS S 69049 (NL) - detail of front showing whitened out "Columbia", scan by Rinus (both releases)


CBS S 69049 (NL) - rear scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (alternate late 1970s release)


CBS S 69049 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Rinus (both releases - "NL printed in Holland")


CBS S 69049 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (late 1970s release - "54" and "B" in circles)


CBS S 69049 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (alternate late 1970s release - no "54" but "IV" on sticker)


CBS S 69049 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Rinus (1973 release)


CBS S 69049 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Rinus (1973 release - "MADE IN HOLLAND" at bottom)


CBS S 69049 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Rinus (1973 release, A Fool Such As I is wrongly credited to "B. Abner")


CBS S 69049 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (late 1970s release)


CBS S 69049 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (late 1970s release - "MADE IN HOLLAND" in circumference text)


CBS S 69049 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (late 1970s release, A Fool Such As I is still wrongly credited to "B. Abner")

Thanks to Rinus for scans of the original 1973 Dutch release with plain orange labels - this has "Columbia" whitened out on the front sleeve and "Made In Holland" on the rear sleeve and labels. On the Side 2 label A Fool Such As I is wrongly credited to "B. Abner". On the other hand, Lily Of The West is correct!

Thanks to Patrick Helfrich, Gerd Rundel and Sergio Mariano Romay for scans of the Dutch CBS S 69049 late 1970s release. This again has "Columbia" whitened out on the front sleeve and "Made In Holland" on the rear sleeve and labels. Gerd Rundel's copy has "54" and "B" in circles at rear top right. The record now has orange/yellow CBS labels. A Fool Such As I is again wrongly credited to "B. Abner", while Lily Of The West is again correct. Sergio Mariano Romay has a late 1970s copy with a slightly different rear sleeve - "B" in a circle is present at rear top right, but "54" in a circle is missing. Instead there is a white circular sticker with "IV" at rear top right. The record of this copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - S 69049-A (faintly handwritten) plus P AL 32747-2C (deeply stamped) on the opposite side of the vinyl, Side 2 - S 69049-B (faintly handwritten).

CBS S 63476 (NL for West Germany):


CBS S 69049 (NL for West Germany) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (small "DYLAN" like the US release)

Thanks again to Patrick Helfrich and Gerd Rundel for scans of the rare West German "CLUB SONDER AUFLAGE [CLUB SPECIAL EDITION]" release CBS S 63476, which was made in Holland and has 1960s-style CBS orange labels. On the Side 2 label A Fool Such As I is wrongly credited to "B. Abner". It again has "Columbia" whitened out on the front sleeve.


CBS S 63476 (NL for West Germany) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS S 63476 (NL for West Germany) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS S 63476 (NL for West Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS S 63476 (NL for West Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS S 63476 (NL for West Germany) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS S 63476 (NL for West Germany) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel ("MADE IN HOLLAND")


CBS S 63476 (NL for West Germany) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel ("CLUB SONDER AUFLAGE")

CBS S 63476 (NL for West Germany) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS S 63476 (NL for West Germany) - detail of Side 2, scan by Gerd Rundel (A Fool Such As I is wrongly credited to "B. Abner")

The record of Gerd Rundel's copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - S 69049-A (handwritten) P AL 32747-2C (stamped), Side 2 - S 69049-B (handwritten), no stamped second matrix number.


"Dylan" - stereo LP re-releases: CBS 32286 (NL), 1983, re-released late 1980s:


CBS 32286 (NL) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (both 1980s releases)

The 1980s releases have the new catalogue number "CBS 32286". On the front sleeve the US logo with catalogue number PC 32747 has been whitened out.

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CBS 32286 (NL) - detail of front showing whitened out US catalogue number, scan by Wayne Carr (both 1980s releases)


CBS 32286 (NL) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (both 1980s releases)
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CBS 32286 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Wayne Carr (both 1980s releases)

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CBS 32286 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Wayne Carr (both 1980s releases)


CBS 32286 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1983 release)


CBS 32286 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1983 release - "MADE IN HOLLAND" only)

CBS 32286 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1983 release -  A Fool Such As I is wrongly credited to "B. Abner")

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CBS 32286 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Wayne Carr (late 1980s release)


CBS 32286 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Wayne Carr (late 1980s release - "MADE IN HOLLAND" and CBS copyright info)

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CBS 32286 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Wayne Carr  (late 1980s release -  A Fool Such As I is still wrongly credited to "B. Abner")

The 1983 release with the new catalogue number "CBS 32286" has a record that still has orange/yellow CBS labels. Directly equivalent to the record labels of the UK releases above, "MADE IN HOLLAND" has been moved to the circumference text on the right and there is no text at the bottom of the labels. On the Side 2 label A Fool Such As I is still wrongly credited to "B. Abner" instead of "B. Trader". The late 1980s release comes in the same sleeve but this time the record has plain red CBS labels. "MADE IN HOLLAND" is again in the circumference text on the right along with CBS copyright information. There is again no text at the bottom of the labels. On the Side 2 label A Fool Such As I is still wrongly credited to "B. Abner".

Thanks to Manuel García Jara and Wayne Carr for information and scans.


"Dylan" - stereo LP re-release: Columbia COL 32286 1 (NL), 1991:


Columbia COL 32286 1 (NL) - front scan by Gerd Rundel

The 1991 release has a record with red Columbia labels. The front sleeve is the same as for both 1980s releases. The rear has some differences: there is now a barcode at top right, but the "LC|0149" capsule is missing at bottom right. The record comes in a 1991 “DYLAN ORIGINALS” inner sleeve with details of other albums in the series. The catalogue number on the labels is "32286 1". The album title "DYLAN" is missing from the labels which just have "BOB DYLAN", which is the same as for releases from Spain, Italy and Greece. A Fool Such As I is again wrongly credited to “B. Abner” on Side 2 label. The record of this copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 01-32286-1A-1, Side 2 - 01-32286-1B-1.


Columbia COL 32286 1 (NL) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia COL 32286 1 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia COL 32286 1 (NL) - inner sleeve front scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia COL 32286 1 (NL) - detail of inner sleeve front, scan by Gerd Rundel (cut-out)

Columbia COL 32286 1 (NL) - inner sleeve rear scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia COL 32286 1 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia COL 32286 1 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia COL 32286 1 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia COL 32286 1 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia COL 32286 1 (NL) - detail of inner sleeve rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP release: CBS Sugar S 69049 (Italy), 15 Jan 1974:


CBS Sugar S 69049 (Italy) - front scan by Gerd Rundel

This Italian album released in 1974 was made by CBS Sugar S.p.A. and distributed by Distribuzione Messaggerie Musicali, both Milan. The pressing date of "15/1/74" is stamped on both sides of the record in addition to the matrix numbers. The sleeve has two folded-over flaps on the rear, top and bottom, with unique white borders. It comes in a generic printed CBS Sugar inner sleeve with details of contemporary albums including Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid. The record has orange CBS labels with an "SIAE" copyright stamp on Side 1. On Side 2, A Fool Such As I is wrongly credited to "B. Abner". The copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - S CI 69049*1L, Side 2 - S CI 69049*2L, where "*" is a rhombus symbol like the picture shown on right. Manuel García Jara submitted scans of this album much earlier, which I missed - apologies for that. His record has matrix numbers: Side 1 - S CI 69049 1L  15/1/74, Side 2 - S CI 69049 2L 15/1/74. Manuel's album is identical except for the position of the "SIAE" stamp on the Side 1 label, which is still on the left but slightly higher. As the labels were hand stamped this is to be expected, but both copies are shown for information. Manuel's copy has the same matrix numbers, including the rhombus symbol.


CBS Sugar S 69049 (Italy) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS Sugar S 69049 (Italy) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (note folded-over flaps and white borders top and bottom)


CBS Sugar S 69049 (Italy) - inner sleeve front scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS Sugar S 69049 (Italy) - detail of inner sleeve front, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS Sugar S 69049 (Italy) - inner sleeve rear scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS Sugar S 69049 (Italy) - detail of inner sleeve rear, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS Sugar S 69049 (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS Sugar S 69049 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS Sugar S 69049 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel ("SIAE" stamp)

CBS Sugar S 69049 (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS Sugar S 69049 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara ("SIAE" stamp slightly higher)

CBS Sugar S 69049 (Italy) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS Sugar S 69049 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (note folded-over flap and white border - same at top without text)

Thanks to Gerd Rundel and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Dylan" - stereo cassette release: CBS Sugar 40 S 69049 (Italy), 1974:


CBS Sugar 40 S 69049 (Italy) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (inside is blank)

CBS Sugar 40 S 69049 (Italy) - detail of outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS Sugar 40 S 69049 (Italy) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS Sugar 40 S 69049 (Italy) - detail of cassette Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS Sugar 40 S 69049 (Italy) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

This Italian cassette also released in 1974 was again made by CBS Sugar S.p.A. and distributed by Distribuzione Messaggerie Musicali, both Milan. The inside of the cassette insert is blank. The cassette is off-white with orange CBS paper labels.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP releases: CBS S 69049 (Spain), 1974 (four variants), re-released 1976; CBS 32011 (Spain), 1982; CBS 32286 (PR) (Spain), 1985, re-released 1988; CBS/Sony 32286 (Spain), 1992:


1930s Spanish Republican flag, picture from Manuel García Jara

Release of this album in Spain under the Franco regime was initially delayed because the prominent colours (red-yellow-violet) were the same as the 1930s Spanish Republican flag! CBS eventually convinced the censor to release the album because the sleeve was used worldwide.

This information is from the book "Veneno en dosis camufladas. La censura en los discos de pop-rock durante el franquismo [Poison in camouflaged doses. Censorship in pop-rock albums during the Franco regime]" by Xavier Valiño, ed. Milenio (thanks to Manuel García Jara).

CBS S 69049 (Spain), 1974 (four variants):


CBS S 69049 (Spain) - front scan by Wayne Carr (all 1970s releases except second 1974 variant)

The sleeve of the CBS S 69049 release was printed in Spain by Offset ALG of Madrid (dated 1974), and has the Discos CBS S.A. address of Calle Princesa 1, Madrid-13. The record was manufactured in Spain by Discos CBS, S.A., Madrid.


CBS S 69049 (Spain) - detail of front, scan by Wayne Carr (all 1970s releases)


CBS S 69049 (Spain) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (second 1974 variant)

CBS S 69049 (Spain) - detail of rear with printer details, scan by Wayne Carr (all 1970s releases, dated 1974)


CBS S 69049 (Spain) - rear scan by Wayne Carr (all 1970s releases except second 1974 variant)


CBS S 69049 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Wayne Carr (all 1970s releases except second 1974 variant, "(P) 1973")

CBS S 69049 (Spain) - both sides of insert, scan by Wayne Carr (first 1974 variant only)

CBS S 69049 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Wayne Carr (first 1974 variant)

CBS S 69049 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Wayne Carr (first 1974 variant - catalogue number, "SGAE", publication date, Spanish legal details)


CBS S 69049 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Wayne Carr (first 1974 variant)


CBS S 69049 (Spain) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (second 1974 variant)

CBS S 69049 (Spain) - detail of rear scan, by Lars M. Banke (second 1974 variant, "(P) 197 ")

CBS S 69049 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (second 1974 variant)

CBS S 69049 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (second 1974 variant - catalogue number, "SGAE", publication date, Spanish legal details, same order as first 1974 variant but differently spaced)

CBS S 69049 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (second 1974 variant)

CBS S 69049 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (third 1974 variant - catalogue number, "SGAE", Spanish legal details, publication date)


CBS S 69049 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (third 1974 variant)


CBS S 69049 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (third 1974 variant - the other 1974 variants are similar)


CBS S 69049 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (third 1974 variant)


CBS S 69049 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth 1974 variant)


CBS S 69049 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (fourth 1974 variant - catalogue number, publication date, "SGAE", Spanish legal details)


CBS S 69049 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Wayne Carr (all 1970s releases except second 1974 variant, dated 1973)

Wayne Carr's copy has very dark orange CBS labels with song titles in Spanish and English. Like the Spanish releases of Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits and Nashville Skyline, this album has no title on the record labels, just "Bob Dylan". The first copy of the album had a CBS Spain insert listing current albums dated 31 Dec 1973, although as stated the sleeve is dated 1974 in the printer details. Lars M. Banke has a copy where the rear sleeve has "(P) 197 " instead of "(P) 1973" on the bottom line of text. On this copy the record labels are a more normal orange colour and have the text to the right of the centre hole in the same order as those of Wayne Carr's copy, but the lines have different spacing. The record of this copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - P AL 32747-1B, Side 2 - P BL 32747-1A.

Manuel García Jara's third variant copy has the same sleeve but normal orange CBS labels with a different text layout to the right of the centre hole. On the first and second variants the CBS copyright information comes under "SGAE", on Manuel's much rarer copy this is on the bottom line of the text. Manuel's copy has the same matrix numbers as Lars' first copy: Side 1 - PAL 32747-1B, Side 2 - PBL 32747-1A. Lars M. Banke has a second copy with a fourth variant where "SGAE" is between the CBS copyright information and the "Déposito Legal" line. Lars's copy has matrix number PAL 32747-1A 17 on Side 1.

CBS S 69049 (Spain), 1976:


CBS S 69049 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)

The next release of CBS S 69049 again has the same sleeve as the first pressing with CBS address "Calle Princesa 1". The record now has orange/yellow CBS labels, identical to those of the 1982 release apart from the catalogue number: this album still has S 69049.


CBS S 69049 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release - catalogue number, "SGAE", publication date, Spanish legal details)


CBS S 69049 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)

CBS S 69049 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1976 release)

The order of the text elements to the right of the centre hole is the same as the first and second 1974 variants! The copy of the record shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - PAL 32747-1A 17, Side 2 - PBL 32747-1A.

CBS S 32011 (Spain), 1982:


CBS S 32011 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1982 release)
The album was re-released in 1982 with a new catalogue number, CBS S 32011. The sleeve was again printed by Offset ALG, Madrid and dated 1982. The address of Discos CBS S.A. is now Paseo de la Castellana 93, Madrid-16. The record has orange/yellow CBS labels with titles in Spanish and English and the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - 32011-A0, Side 2 - 69049-BO. This is the rarest of the Spanish Dylan releases.

CBS S 32011 (Spain) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1982 release)

CBS S 32011 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1982 release)

CBS S 32011 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1982 release)


CBS S 32011 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1982 release)


CBS S 32011 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1982 release)


CBS S 32011 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1982 release, dated 1982)

CBS 32286 (PR) (Spain), 1985, 1988:


CBS 32286 (Spain) - front with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 release)
This album was re-released in 1985 with a third catalogue number, CBS 32286. There is a CBS "PRECIO REDONDO [NICE PRICE]" sticker on the front sleeve and "(PR)" below the catalogue number on the rear sleeve. The sleeve was again printed by Offset ALG, Madrid, with different copyright text at the bottom of the rear sleeve. The address of Discos CBS S.A. is now Paseo de la Castellana 93, 28046-Madrid (change of postcode). The record was again made by Discos CBS S.A. and this time has red CBS labels dated 1985 with titles in Spanish and English. The copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - 32286-A0, Side 2 - 32286-B0.
CBS 32286 (Spain) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 and 1988 releases)

CBS 32286 (Spain) - front sticker scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 release)


CBS 32286 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 release)


CBS 32286 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 release)


CBS 32286 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 release)


CBS 32286 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 release)


CBS 32286 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1985 and 1988 releases, dated 1973)
 

CBS 32286 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release)

CBS 32286 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release)

CBS 32286 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release)

CBS 32286 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release)

CBS 32286 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release)

The 1988 release has the same sleeve as the 1985 release without the "PRECIO REDONDO" front sticker. The record again has red CBS labels, but was this time made in Spain by Tecnodisco S.A. for Discos CBS S.A. The copy shown again has matrix numbers: Side 1 - 32286-A0, Side 2 - 32286-B0.

CBS/Sony 32286 (Spain), 1992:
 

CBS/Sony 32286 (Spain) - front with "Nice Price" sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (1992 release - CBS logo missing at top left)
Even though this album was out of print in the rest of the world, it was reissued in Spain in 1992 on the CBS/Sony label (CBS changed to Columbia in 1991 in all other countries than Spain and Japan, and in Spain the Columbia name was still owned by RCA). This album was made in 1992 by Tecnodisco S.A. for CBS/Sony.  The sleeve has two differences from the previous releases of the 1980s: the CBS logo is missing from the front at top left, and the rear has "CBS 32286" at top right, not present on the 1980s rear sleeves. This sleeve also has a "Nice Price" sticker instead of "Precio Redondo". The records have red CBS/Sony labels with the same layout and typeface as the 1980s releases. The record of the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - 32286-A+, Side 2 - 32286-B++.
CBS/Sony 32286 (Spain) - front "Nice Price" sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara (1992 release)

CBS/Sony 32286 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1992 release)

CBS/Sony 32286 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1992 release -text not present on 1985 and 1988 releases)

CBS/Sony 32286 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1992 release)

CBS/Sony 32286 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1992 release)

CBS/Sony 32286 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1992 release)


CBS/Sony 32286 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1992 release, dated 1973)

Thanks to Wayne Carr, Manuel García Jara and Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


"Dylan" - stereo compact cassette: CBS 40-69049 (Spain), 1973:


CBS 40-69049 (Spain) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara
This was the first cassette release of this album in Spain. It has a folded insert with details of other CBS cassette releases on the inside. The cassette was made by Discos CBS S.A., Madrid. Both the insert and the cassette labels are dated "1973". The cassette is off-white and has orange CBS paper labels with black text. The song titles are in Spanish only both on the insert and the cassette labels.
CBS 40-69049 (Spain) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 40-69049 (Spain) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 40-69049 (Spain) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Dylan" - stereo compact cassette: CBS 40-32011 (Spain), 1982:
This is the equivalent release to the 1982 CBS 32011 vinyl release above.


CBS 40-32011 (Spain) - front of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara
This cassette has minimal artwork, the inside of the cassette insert has just track titles and timings. The cassette is of white plastic with orange CBS labels. It was released in 1982. The song titles are in Spanish and English on the insert and in Spanish only on the cassette.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS 40-32011 (Spain) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 40-32011 (Spain) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 40-32011 (Spain) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

"Dylan" - stereo vinyl test pressing and LP release: CBS S 69049 (Greece), 1973:

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CBS 69049 (Greece), front sleeve (small "DYLAN" like the US release) - scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 69049 (Greece), rear sleeve - scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 69049 (Greece), test pressing - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 69049 (Greece), test pressing - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 69049 (Greece), commercial release - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 69049 (Greece), commercial release - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 69049 (Greece) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers

The Greek test pressing and commercial release of Dylan are very rare. Bob's releases were generally banned in Greece under the military junta regime from 1967 to 1974 - this one was allowed, presumably because they considered it contained no political material. The album was distributed by an Athens company called Music Box. The sleeve was printed in Greece by Fotiadis & Ioannidis. "Music-box" is described as "Exclusive Representative of CBS Records in Greece", although on the 1973 Greek release of Nashville Skyline this has changed to "General Representative of CBS Records in Greece". This information here is in English only, on the 1973 Greek release of Nashville Skyline it is given in English and Greek and the printer's name is missing. The Greek commercial release has dark red labels, not the usual CBS orange. For the Greek release of Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid see International Albums (Regular).

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP releases: CBS S 69049 (Israel), 1973:


CBS 69049 (Israel) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

This release has what look like white stickers with the track listing on the front and rear of the sleeve but are actually part of the printed sleeve. The record has plain orange CBS labels. A Fool Such As I is correctly credited to "B. Trader" on the Side 2 label. The record of Manuel García Jara's copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - S-69049-A, Side 2 - S-69049-B. Manuel also has a sealed copy in shrink-wrap with a band showing record company logos round the sleeve.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara and Anneke Derksen for information and scans.


CBS 69049 (Israel) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 69049 (Israel) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 69049 (Israel) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (sealed copy)


CBS 69049 (Israel) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (sealed copy)


CBS 69049 (Israel) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 69049 (Israel) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 69049 (Israel) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 69049 (Israel) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 69049 (Israel) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 69049 (Israel) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

"Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS SBP 234429 (Australia), Nov 1973, re-released mid-1970s and late 1970s:

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CBS SBP 234429 (Australia) - front scan by Stuart Moore (all releases)

The Australian LP was initially released with 1960s style orange CBS labels, and later with the 1970s/1980s style orange/yellow CBS labels. The sleeves were identical. A Fool Such As I is correctly credited to "B. Trader".

Early Australian release labels had 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. There are two variants of the orange labels, the second has the "(P)" ("P" in a circle = "Published") missing from the text to the right of the centre hole before "1973 CBS, Inc.".

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CBS SBP 234429 (Australia) - rear scan by Stuart Moore (all releases)

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CBS SBP 234429 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (1973 release)


CBS SBP 234429 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Stuart Moore (1973 release)

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CBS SBP 234429 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (1973 release)

CBS SBP 234429 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (alternate 1973 release)

CBS SBP 234429 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (alternate 1973 release)


CBS SBP 234429 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (alternate 1973 release)


CBS SBP 234429 (Australia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (alternate 1973 release)
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CBS SBP 234429 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (mid 1970s release with shorter copyright text, before A.R.C. ownership change)
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CBS SBP 234429 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (mid 1970s release, same as late 1970s release)

CBS SBP 234429 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s release, after A.R.C. ownership change)

CBS SBP 234429 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (late 1970s release)

There are also two variants of the orange/yellow labels, released in the mid-1970s and late 1970s. The second has longer copyright text along the bottom of the labels. A.R.C. changed its name to CBS Records Australia Limited on 17 Oct 1977, and after that date the longer bottom edge text includes the CBS copyright information. (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.) Side 2 of the first variant is the same as Side 2 of the second variant - I assume there must be copies of the mid-1970s Side 2 label with the shorter text.

Thanks to Donald Randles for information and to Stuart Moore and Manuel García Jara for further information and scans.


"Dylan" - stereo cassette, CBS PC 4479 (Australia), 1973:


CBS PC 4479 (Australia) - cassette insert scan by Stuart Moore (reverse is blank)
This cassette release has a single card insert and a white cassette with paper labels.

Thanks to Stuart Moore for information and scans.


CBS PC 4479 (Australia) - cassette Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore

CBS PC 4479 (Australia) - cassette Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore

"Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS SBP 474158 (New Zealand), Nov 1973:


CBS SBP 474158 (New Zealand) - front scan by Bill Hester
This album was marketed by Phonogram New Zealand (part of the Philips group, now Universal) on behalf of CBS and the record was made in New Zealand. The record has orange CBS labels.

Thanks to Bill Hester for information and scans.


CBS SBP 474158 (New Zealand) - rear scan by Bill Hester

CBS SBP 474158 (New Zealand) - detail of rear, scan by Bill Hester

CBS SBP 474158 (New Zealand) - Side 1 scan by Bill Hester

CBS SBP 474158 (New Zealand) - detail of Side 1, scan by Bill Hester

CBS SBP 474158 (New Zealand) - Side 2 scan by Bill Hester


CBS SBP 474158 (New Zealand) - detail of rear, scan by Bill Hester

This album was marketed by Phonogram New Zealand (part of the Philips group, now Universal) on behalf of CBS and the record was made in New Zealand. The record has orange CBS labels.

Thanks to Bill Hester for information and scans.


"Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS/Sony PC 32747 (Singapore/Malaysia), Nov 1973:


CBS/Sony PC 32747 (Singapore/Malaysia) - front scan by Hans Seegers

This album was made by Hup Hup Records for CBS/Sony in both Singapore and Malaysia. There is a distinctive black border on the rear sleeve. The record has orange on red CBS/Sony labels with "Printed in Malaysia" (there may also be copies with "Printed in Singapore"). The record shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - "AL-32747 J900 ***", Side 2 - "BL-32747 J899 ***". A Fool Such As I is correctly credited to "B. Trader" on the Side 2 label.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


CBS/Sony PC 32747 (Singapore/Malaysia) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

CBS/Sony PC 32747 (Singapore/Malaysia) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS/Sony PC 32747 (Singapore/Malaysia) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers

CBS/Sony PC 32747 (Singapore/Malaysia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers

CBS/Sony PC 32747 (Singapore/Malaysia) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

"Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS ASF 1790 (South Africa), 1973:


CBS ASF 1790 (South Africa) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
The album sleeve was printed in South Africa by Interpak. laminated on the front but not on the rear. The record has plain orange CBS labels and the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - ASF-1790 AL-32747, Side 2 - ASF-1790 BL-32747.
CBS ASF 1790 (South Africa) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ASF 1790 (South Africa) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ASF 1790 (South Africa) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS ASF 1790 (South Africa) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS ASF 1790 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

A Fool Such As I is correctly credited to "B. Trader" on the Side 2 label.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS 137.837 (Brazil), 1974:


CBS 137.837 (Brazil)
- front scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 137.837 (Brazil)
- rear scan by Hans Seeger


CBS 137.837 (Brazil)
- Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 137.837 (Brazil)
- detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 137.837 (Brazil)
- Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

This was the first Dylan album released in stereo in Brazil! The album has a white rear sleeve with the tracklisting and the CBS logo. The record has orange CBS labels. A Fool Such As I is correctly credited to "B. Trader" on the Side 2 label. The copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - AL-32747 1SX, Side 2 - BL-32747 1SX.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS/Sony SOPL 236 (Japan), 1974; reissue: CBS/Sony 25AP 285 (Japan), 1976, re-released early 1977 and late 1977:

CBS/Sony SOPL 236 (Japan), 1974:


CBS/Sony SOPL 236 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Hans Seegers (1974 release)


CBS/Sony SOPL 236 (Japan) - rear with obi, scan by Hans Seegers (1974 release)


CBS/Sony SOPL 236 (Japan) - unfolded top obi scan by Hans Seegers (1974 release)


CBS/Sony SOPL 236 (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1974 release)


CBS/Sony SOPL 236 (Japan) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (1974 release)


CBS/Sony SOPL 236 (Japan) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (1974 release)


CBS/Sony SOPL 236 (Japan) - front of booklet, scan by Hans Seegers (1974 release)


CBS/Sony SOPL 236 (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (promo 1974 release)


CBS/Sony SOPL 236 (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (promo 1974 release)


CBS/Sony SOPL 236 (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (commercial 1974 release)


CBS/Sony SOPL 236 (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (commercial 1974 release)

This first release in 1974 has a cream top obi with black text and price ¥2,200, a booklet and a Dylan inner sleeve. The picture on the obi is from Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid. A Fool Such As I is correctly credited to "B. Trader". The record has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - SOPL-236A1, Side 2 - SOPL-236B1.

CBS/Sony 25AP 285 (Japan), 1976, re-released early 1977:

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CBS/Sony 25AP 285 (Japan) - front with obi, picture from eil.com (1976 release)
This 1976 reissue has a booklet and a red, white and black side obi with price ¥2,500 and showing Bob's latest release, Hard Rain on the reverse. The record has orange/cream CBS/Sony labels and stamped matrix numbers Side 1 - 25AP 285-A1, Side 2 - 25AP 285-B1. A Fool Such As I is again correctly credited to "B. Trader". 25 AP 285 was reissued in early 1977 with a red-brown side obi, and again in late 1977 with a wider red-brown side obi giving Dylan 1978 Japanese tour dates (the tour where Bob Dylan At Budokan was recorded).

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CBS/Sony 25AP 285 (Japan) - rear with obi, photo by Ulf Gyllenspetz (1976 release)


CBS/Sony 25AP 285 (Japan) - front of booklet scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1976 release)


CBS/Sony 25AP 285 (Japan) - rear of booklet scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1976 release)


CBS/Sony 25AP 285 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Wil Gielen (early 1977 release)


CBS/Sony 25AP 285 (Japan) - rear with obi, scan by Wil Gielen (early 1977 release)


CBS/Sony 25AP 285 (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Wil Gielen (early 1977 release)


CBS/Sony 25AP 285 (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Wil Gielen (early 1977 release)

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CBS/Sony 25AP 285 (Japan) - Side 1 photo by Ulf Gyllenspetz (1976 release)

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CBS/Sony 25AP 285 (Japan) - Side 2 photo by Ulf Gyllenspetz (1976 release)

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Ulf Gyllenspetz, Wil Gielen and Sergio Mariano Romay for information and pictures.


"Dylan" - stereo vinyl LP releases: CBS/Suzy 69049 (Yugoslavia), 1974, re-released 1984, 1988:

CBS/Suzy 69049 (Yugoslavia), 1974:


CBS/Suzy Records 69049 (Yugoslavia) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)


CBS/Suzy Records 69049 (Yugoslavia) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (all releases)


CBS/Suzy Records 69049 (Yugoslavia) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)


CBS/Suzy Records 69049 (Yugoslavia) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)


CBS/Suzy Records 69049 (Yugoslavia) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)


CBS/Suzy Records 69049 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)


CBS/Suzy Records 69049 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release - "SARAH JANES" misprint)


CBS/Suzy Records 69049 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)


CBS/Suzy Records 69049 (Yugoslavia) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release)


CBS/Suzy Records 69049 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 2, scan by Manuel García Jara (1974 release, A Fool Such As I wrongly credited to "B. Abner")

The 1974 Yugoslav release of CBS 69049 was released by Suzy Records of Zagreb (now Croatia) on behalf of CBS. The rear sleeve is different from those of subsequent releases as shown. The record was pressed by Jugoton, also of Zagreb, and has plain orange CBS labels, with "SAKOJ" and "(P) 1974 CBS Inc." on the labels, as well as "Strana" instead of "Side". On Side 1 Sarah Jane is incorrectly shown as "Sara Janes". On Side 2 A Fool Such As I is incorrectly credited to "B. Abner, Le Fevre Sing Pub Corp." (this was actually the correct publishing company for the song of the same name written by Buford Abner, see authorship note here). Spanish Is The Loving Tongue is correct, unlike the 1984 release below. The record of the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - ZP ULS-87A  11474, Side 2 - ZP ULS-87B   11474 - "11474" is the pressing date (11 Apr 1974).

CBS/Suzy 69049 (Yugoslavia), 1984:


CBS/Suzy Records 69049 (Yugoslavia) - front scan by Grzegorz J. (1984 release)

The 1984 Yugoslav release of CBS 69049 was also released by Suzy Records and has "CBS 69049 SOKOJ (P) 1984 CBS Inc." on the labels ("SAKOJ" became "SOKOJ" in 1976). It now has orange/yellow CBS labels. The pressing company is not shown. A Fool Such As I is still incorrectly credited to "B. Abner". Spanish Is The Loving Tongue is incorrectly shown as "Spanish Is The Loving Langue". Sarah Jane is now correct.


CBS/Suzy Records 69049 (Yugoslavia) - rear scan by Grzegorz J. (1984 release)


CBS/Suzy Records 69049 (Yugoslavia) - Side 1 scan by Grzegorz J. (1984 release)


CBS/Suzy Records 69049 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Grzegorz J. (1984 release)


CBS/Suzy Records 69049 (Yugoslavia) - Side 2 scan by Grzegorz J. (1984 release)


CBS/Suzy Records 69049 (Yugoslavia) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1984 and 1988 releases)


CBS/Suzy Records 69049 (Yugoslavia) - detail of rear, scan by Grzegorz J. (1984 release)


CBS/Suzy Records 69049 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 2, scan by Grzegorz J.  (1984 release, A Fool Such As I still wrongly credited to "B. Abner")

CBS/Suzy 69049 (Yugoslavia), 1988:


CBS/Suzy Records 69049 (Yugoslavia) - master tape Side 1 plus reel, photo from eBay (1988 release)

The 1988 Yugoslav release of CBS 69049 was also released by Suzy Records. The rear sleeve has new text printed vertically at centre right, but the 1984 text can be seen faintly underneath. The record was again pressed by Jugoton and has red CBS labels. A Fool Such As I is still incorrectly credited to "B. Abner, Le Fevre Sing Pub Corp." but Spanish Is The Loving Tongue is now shown correctly. Sarah Jane is now incorrectly shown as "Sara James". The record of the copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - ULP 87 A, Side 2 - ULP 87 B. Also shown is a Suzy Records studio production master tape dated 1988 found by Gerd Rundel.


CBS/Suzy Records 69049 (Yugoslavia) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release)


CBS/Suzy Records 69049 (Yugoslavia) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release)


CBS/Suzy Records 69049 (Yugoslavia) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release, 1984 text overprinted)


CBS/Suzy Records 69049 (Yugoslavia) - master tape Side 1, photo from eBay (1988 release)


CBS/Suzy Records 69049 (Yugoslavia) - master tape Side 2, photo from eBay (1988 release)

CBS/Suzy Records 69049 (Yugoslavia) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release)


CBS/Suzy Records 69049 (Yugoslavia) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release)


CBS/Suzy Records 69049 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release - "SARAH JAMES" misprint)


CBS/Suzy Records 69049 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 2, scan by Manuel García Jara (1988 release, A Fool Such As I still wrongly credited to "B. Abner")

Thanks to Grzegorz J. (Greg) from Poland, Manuel García Jara and Gerd Rundel for information and pictures.


Original CD Releases


"Dylan" - promo and commercial stereo CD releases, Sony Records SRCS 6163 (Japan), 1 Dec 1991:
This CD is now long out of print, so is very scarce - rumour has it that Bob himself ordered it to be deleted. Dylan was available in the USA in the 1990s on cassette only. The album is not available in the UK in any form as it has been deleted from the Columbia "Nice Price" catalogue. Because of its scarcity, all CD copies command high prices when they become available in places like eBay!


Sony Records SRCS 6163 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Wil Gielen (promo and commercial releases)

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Sony Records SRCS 6163 (Japan) - front insert scan by Ian Stewart (promo and commercial releases, no tracklisting at bottom right)


Sony Records SRCS 6163 (Japan) - reverse of front insert, scan by Wayne Carr (promo and commercial releases)


Sony Records SRCS 6163 (Japan) - inside of front insert, scan by Wil Gielen (promo and commercial releases)


Sony Records SRCS 6163 (Japan) - obi scan by Wayne Carr (promo and commercial releases)

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Sony Records SRCS 6163 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Ian Stewart


Sony Records SRCS 6163 (Japan) - detail of rear insert, scan by Ian Stewart (date "91-12-1")


Sony Records SRCS 6163 (Japan) - rear insert with promo sticker, scan by Wil Gielen (promo release)


Sony Records SRCS 6163 (Japan) - rear insert promo sticker, scan by Wil Gielen (promo release)


Sony Records SRCS 6163 (Japan) - CD scan by Wil Gielen (promo release)


Sony Records SRCS 6163 (Japan) - detail of CD, scan by Wil Gielen (promo release "DPA-1550 1")


Sony Records SRCS 6163 (Japan) - CD scan by Wayne Carr (first commercial release)


Sony Records SRCS 6163 (Japan) - detail of CD, scan by Wayne Carr (first commercial release "DPA-1550 1")


Sony Records SRCS 6163 (Japan) - CD scan by Wil Gielen (second commercial release)


Sony Records SRCS 6163 (Japan) - detail of CD ,scan by Wil Gielen (second commercial release "DPA-1550 2")

The CD release of this 1973 album was renamed Bob Dylan (A Fool Such As I) in Europe, but remained Dylan in Japan. Sony Records SRCS 6163 (Japan) had a black, red, white, yellow and blue obi with the price ¥1,800 (¥1,748 plus sales tax) and dated "91-12-1" (1 Dec 1991). The picture on the front of the Japanese CD is a wider crop of the LP cover than the one on the Dutch release. Also, the tracklisting appears on the front of the Dutch release but not on the front of the Japanese insert. The rear inserts are completely different - the Japanese insert uses the rear album picture, while the Dutch insert is plain. The Japanese release has a lyrics booklet in English and Japanese. Wil Gielen has a promo copy with a numbered promo sticker on the rear insert and Japanese characters indicating a sample in the clear centre of the CD. This CD and Wayne Carr's commercial CD have the matrix number "DPA-1150 1" in the centres of the CDs. Wil's commercial CD has a second matrix number "DPA-1550 2".

In "The Bridge" issue 13, Autumn 2002, Alan Hoaksey lists three CD releases of this album, the two on this page and one for the USA as Columbia CK 32747 from Apr 1983. I have no confirmation of such a release, although "PC 32747" was the catalogue number of the original US release. Both John Howells and Bob Stacy have told me Columbia vinyl albums were reissued in the 1980s with "CK" prefixes replacing the previous "PC" prefixes, and that Dylan CD releases did not commence until Infidels in 1984, with earlier albums being released on CD for the first time between 1984 and 1990. Therefore 1983's "CK 32747" was probably a vinyl reissue - confirmation required!

Thanks to Ian Stewart, Raoul Verolleman, Mark Goedegebuur and Wayne Carr for information about the Japanese CD and scans.


"Bob Dylan (A Fool Such As I)" - CD release, Columbia COL CD 32286 (NL), 1991:


Columbia COL CD 32286 (NL) - front (my copy)

My copy has an 8-page 1991 "DYLAN ORIGINALS 30 YEARS ON COLUMBIA" "Nice Price" catalogue stapled inside the front insert, on thinner paper than the actual insert. Jack Guerreiro's copy was bought in the UK and has a "MADE IN ENGLAND" sticker on the rear of the jewel case - thanks to Hans Seegers for confirming this is incorrect. All European copies were sourced from Heemstede, Holland. Thanks to Dr. Walter Roedl for pointing out that the CD itself was made in Austria. His CD has different text round the clear centre than mine and comes in a jewel case with a black CD tray with no "Nice Price" sticker. Anssi Sallmén fears that this copy is counterfeit because he has never seen CDs from DADC Austria with that kind of CD matrix area. The "MASTERED BY DADC AUSTRIA" text is always written on a silver band (as my copy). Anssi has never seen an authentic DADC Austria CD that has a dark band between two silver ones.

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Columbia COL CD 32286 (NL) - outside of unfolded front insert (my copy)


Columbia COL CD 32286 (NL) - detail of front with tracklisting at bottom right

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Columbia COL CD 32286 (NL) - front of sealed CD with "Nice Price" sticker, photograph by Ulf Gyllenspetz (this copy has a red tray - my copy has a black tray)

Columbia COL CD 32286 (NL) - front of CD with different "Nice Price" sticker, scan by Jack Guerreiro

Columbia COL CD 32286 (NL) - detail of rear of CD with incorrect "MADE IN ENGLAND" sticker, scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia COL CD 32286 (NL) - inside of unfolded front insert, scan by Stuart Moore


Columbia COL CD 32286 (NL) - rear of CD , scan by Jack Guerreiro

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Columbia COL CD 32286 (NL) - rear insert (my copy)


Columbia COL CD 32286 (NL) - CD (my copy)


Columbia COL CD 32286 (NL) - detail of CD (my copy - "Made in Austria"/"MASTERED BY DADC AUSTRIA")


Columbia COL CD 32286 (NL) - alternate CD, scan by Dr. Walter Roedl


Columbia COL CD 32286 (NL) - detail of alternate CD, scan by Dr. Walter Roedl ("Made in Austria"/"MASTERED BY DADC AUSTRIA")

Thanks to Ulf Gyllenspetz, Stuart Moore and Jack Guerreiro for information and pictures. Special thanks to Christine Consolvo for the copy of the Dutch CD!


Remastered CD Releases


"The Complete Album Collection Vol. One" - 47CD boxed set, Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691-92431-2 (USA), 5 Nov 2013/(Europe), 4 Nov 2013; USB stick, Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88883-77314-5 (USA), 5 Nov 2013/(Europe), 4 Nov 2013; Sony Music SICP 30471-30520 (Japan), 26 Mar 2014 onwards:


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691-92431-2 (USA/Europe) - front of CD box (my copy)


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312JK13 (USA)/Europe) - front of card sleeve (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312D14 (USA) - CD14 (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312D14 (USA) - detail of CD14 (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88883-77314-5 (USA/Europe) - top of USB box (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312JK13 (USA)/Europe) - rear of card sleeve (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312-14 (Europe) - CD14 scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312-14 (Europe) - detail of CD14, scan by Manuel García Jara

This massive set is the latest in a series of "Complete Columbia Album Collections" featuring artists such as Miles Davis, Charlie Mingus, Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck and even Blue Oyster Cult. The CD version of the set includes 41 Dylan albums in card sleeves, 14 of which have been remastered for this project, plus a 2CD set of previously released non-album tracks entitled Side Tracks. The albums exclude all compilations and The Bootleg Series sets, but do include the deleted 1973 Dylan album, also see 1973, and the extra 2CD set Side Tracks includes one side of the 1971 single George Jackson (Acoustic version), R-0085, see 1971. The set is therefore listed in 2013. The set also includes a hard cover book with extensive new liner notes and previously unseen photos.

All the CDs come in card sleeves. The European sleeves are made of thicker card than the US sleeves, but they are otherwise identical, so are not shown. The catalogue number on the sleeve is "88691924312JK13" plus "DISC 14". The CDs are different in detail, the US Dylan CD has catalogue number "88691924312D14", whereas the European CD has catalogue number "88691924312-14". This album has been remastered, so is the third Dylan album remastered for this project and the first official appearance of this album on CD in the USA or UK. The European CD was made in the EU (probably Austria). The US and European copyright details are printed at the bottom of the Bob Dylan CDs, and round the circumference for The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan onwards, so I haven't shown them for the later CDs.

For more details of the set, see International Album Releases (Multi-Packs) 2010s.

Thanks to Sonny Boy McFitzson and Éamonn Ó Catháin for news that The Complete Album Collection will be released in Japan in four decade-related parts, with the intention to release them all in 2014. The Blu-Spec CD2 specification CDs come in card sleeves with top obis, printed inner sleeves and "SONY MUSIC" instead of "COLUMBIA" on the discs. Bob's 1970s albums from Self Portrait to Slow Train Coming were released in Japan on 23 Apr 2014 in card sleeves as Blu-Spec CD2 discs numbered Sony Music SICP 30482 to SICP 30500.


Sony Music SICP 30488 (Japan) - front of card sleeve with top obi and Blu-spec CD2 sticker, scan by Moise Potié

Sony Music SICP 30488 (Japan) - rear of card sleeve with top obi, scan by Moise Potié

Sony Music SICP 30488 (Japan) - front of card sleeve, scan by Moise Potié

Sony Music SICP 30488 (Japan) - rear of card sleeve, scan by Moise Potié

Sony Music SICP 30488 (Japan) - front of booklet, scan by Moise Potié

Sony Music SICP 30488 (Japan) - CD scan by Moise Potié

The 2013 remastered Dylan is SICP 30488. The CD reproduces "Side 1" of the original Columbia US CD and only lists the Side 1 tracks. The 20-page booklet includes a Japanese translation of Clinton Heylin's liner notes, information about the recording dates and personnel of the songs (in Japanese), additional liner notes (including a short write-up about each song) by Toyo Nakamura, and lyrics in Japanese and English.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara and Moise Potié for information and scans.


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