"Searching For A Gem"

Bob Dylan's Officially Released Rarities and Obscurities

Audio: 1988

All the songs listed in the Official Rarities section are cross-referenced by song title in these alphabetical pages.
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This yearly page now contains only the main Rarities List! Promotional Items (Albums and Singles) are now here. All Honourable Mentions are now here.

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: 29 October, 2014


Titles in red are not available on a currently released Bob Dylan CD (for these see bobdylan.com )

Key to symbols used:
Links to other World Wide Web pages -
Links to email addresses -
Performances currently available on commercial CD are marked by (these are the ones that count as obscurities rather than as rarities)


Warren Zevon - "Reconsider Me"/"The Factory" - 7" promo single, Virgin America 7-99370 (USA), Jan 1988:

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Virgin America 7-99370 (USA) - sleeve scan by Brian Shoop
R-0190-4 The Factory (Warren Zevon)   - Bob plays harmonica on the B-side of a promo single from the Sentimental Hygiene album
For the album and earlier singles, see 1987.

There was also a 12" promo single (PR 2216) that has only the title track on both sides, and a US promo CD (PRCD 2216) that also has just the title track. These are not Dylan rarities.

Thanks to Brian Shoop and his "Zevonista" web-site for information and scans. In October 2002 Bob performed four Warren Zevon covers in concerts, as a tribute to Warren, who had then been diagnosed with terminal cancer, although not The Factory. (Warren died in 2003.)

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Virgin America 7-99370 (USA) - B-side scan by Brian Shoop (titled just "Factory")

Warren Zevon - "Reconsider Me"/"The Factory" - 7" & 12" singles, Virgin America VS 1055/VST 1055 (UK), Jan 1988:

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Virgin America VS 1055 (UK) -
front (my copy)
R-0190-5 The Factory (Warren Zevon)   - Bob plays harmonica on the B-side of a second single from the Sentimental Hygiene album
For the album and earlier singles, see 1987.

Reconsider Me was also available in the UK as a 12" single (VST 1055, scans required) and a 12" white label promo. The white label promo, which I also have, is in a plain white sleeve, and has completely blank labels, with just the matrix numbers VST 1055 A/B on the record itself  for identification. The B-side has R-0190 and a track called Bad Karma.

The 7" record has "injection" labels - each side has an injected silver plastic ring (much brighter than indicated by the scan) into which the text and graphics have been cut to show the black vinyl below, there is no paper label (unlike the 1987 UK 7" single, see 1987.)

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Virgin America VS 1055 (UK) - back (my copy)
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Virgin America VS 1055 (UK) - B-side titled just "Factory" (my copy)

USA For Africa (Various Artists) - "We Are The World" -  flexidisc given away with magazine (Russia), Mar 1988, recorded Jan 1985:


Magazine front scan by Hans Seegers
R-0164-5 We Are the World (Michael Jackson-Lionel Ritchie) - Bob contributes vocals to charity song (6:22)

This single was released in Russia in Mar 1988 as a clear blue flexidisc given away with a magazine in a transparent plastic sleeve. I've used a digital effect to show the stamping in Cyrillic characters on the flexidisc. Many Dylan flexidiscs appeared in Russia, but this is one of only two that were official!

For previous releases of We Are The World, see 1985, 1986 and VHS & DVD 1980s.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


Flexidisc scan by Hans Seegers
 

Detail of flexidisc showing Cyrillic characters stamped in centre

Eric Clapton - "Crossroads" - Boxed Set - 6LP: Polydor 35261 (UK), Apr 1988/4CD: Polydor 835 261-2 (UK), Oct 1990 (remastered reissue of 1988 set):

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Polydor 835 261-2 (USA) - 4CD set in book-style digipak, front scan by Jack Guerreiro


Polydor 35261 (UK) - 6LP set in 12" box, 1988


Polydor 835 261-2 (Canada) - 4CD set in 12" box, 1990, front scan by Jack Guerreiro

Polydor 835 261-2 (Canada) - 4CD set in 12" box, 1990, rear scan by Jack Guerreiro

Polydor 835 261-2 (Canada) - 4CD set in 12" box, 1990, CD4 scan by Jack Guerreiro
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Polydor 835 261-2 (USA) - 4CD set in book-style digipak, rear scan by Jack Guerreiro


Polydor 835 261-2 (UK) - 4CD set in 12" box, 1990


Polydor 835 261-2 (Canada) - 4CD set in 12" box, 1990, CD4 front scan by Jack Guerreiro

Polydor 835 261-2 (Canada) - 4CD set in 12" box, 1990, CD4 rear insert scan by Jack Guerreiro

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Polydor 835 271-2 (USA) - 4CD set in book-style digipak, CD4 scan by Jack Guerreiro

R-0122-3 Sign Language - Bob duets with Eric Clapton on this version of his otherwise unreleased song from Eric's 1976 RSO album No Reason To Cry. Also see 1976 for all other releases of this track.
The lyrics of this song on bobdylan.com are
here.

The 4CD version of this set was issued in Oct 1990 with all tracks reportedly remastered, as are those on the 1996 CD release of the original No Reason to Cry album.

12" box sets information and scans from John Hamilton's "Ultimate" Eric Clapton Discography Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for scans of the current US release (date?), in a book-style digipak. Disc 4 with R-0122 is numbered 835 271-2.


"Down In The Groove" - stereo vinyl LP with different tracks, Columbia 120.017 (Argentina), Jun 1988:
For the released album, see International Albums (Regular).

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Columbia 120.017 (Argentina) - front scan by Hermann Rechberger

R-0195-3 Let's Stick Together (Wilbert Harrison) - - slightly longer fade out (3:10 - released track is 3:08)

R-0196-3 Got Love If You Want It (James Moore - "Slim Harpo")

R-0191-4 The Usual (John Hiatt) -  from the Hearts of Fire film soundtrack (see 1987)

These latter two tracks were instead of Death Is Not The End and Had A Dream About You, Baby (the second version, not R-0193 from the Hearts Of Fire soundtrack, see 1987).

This LP (mispressed to be the same as the second Down In The Groove test pressing, also see 1987) has nothing on the sleeve or record labels to indicate the track changes, it just lists the regular tracks but plays the replaced tracks - information from Sam C. Visser and Hermann Rechberger. The matrix numbers of the rarity are: Side 1 - AL 40.957, Side 2: BL 40.957.

The front sleeve has the title down the left hand side instead of down the right hand side as the US release. The back cover has the same picture as the US release but in black and white. The titles are translated into Spanish with the exception of the names Sally Sue Brown and Shenandoah. Another difference from the US release is that the musicians and producer are listed on the right hand side of the back cover. On the record labels the tracks are listed both in Spanish and English.

Thanks to Hermann Rechberger for the scans.

Keith Venturoni has a copy of the commercial Argentinean cassette release that also plays the replaced tracks as on the second promo cassette. I have no information about an Argentinean CD release (if there was one). Thanks to Larry Crum for finding a promo version of this on eBay - like the LP release the tracklisting is as the released album, not the tracks actually played.


Columbia 120.017 (Argentina) - detail from front (title on left hand side), scan by Hermann Rechberger
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US CD front for comparison - title on right hand side

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Columbia 120.017 (Argentina) - detail from rear (titles in Spanish on left hand side), scan by Hermann Rechberger

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Columbia 120.017 (Argentina) - detail from rear (musician and producer credits in Spanish), scan by Hermann Rechberger
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Columbia 120.017 (Argentina) - Side 1 label, scan by Hermann Rechberger
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Columbia 120.017 (Argentina) - Side 2 label, scan by Hermann Rechberger

Promo cassette release that plays the deleted tracks - picture found on eBay by Larry Crum

Harry Belafonte - "All Time Greatest Hits Vol. 2" - CD compilation, RCA 8555-2-R (USA), 1988:


RCA 8555-2-R (USA) - scan by Hans Seegers

R-0001-6 Midnight Special (Huddie Ledbetter "Lead Belly") - Bob plays harmonica on the title track of Harry Belafonte's 1962 The Midnight Special album (stereo version)


RCA 8555-2-R (USA) - front insert scan by Hans Seegers


RCA 8555-2-R (USA) - rear insert scan by Hans Seegers


RCA 8555-2-R (USA) - CD scan by Hans Seegers

For details of the original album, see 1962.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


Harry Belafonte - "Harry Belafonte - 16 Top Tracks" - CD compilation, RCA/BMG 90224 (West Germany); RCA/BMG BPCD 5025 (Australia), 1988:


RCA/BMG 90224 (West Germany) - front
scan by Hans Seegers

R-0001-7 Midnight Special (Huddie Ledbetter "Lead Belly") - Bob plays harmonica on the title track of Harry Belafonte's 1962 The Midnight Special album (stereo version)
For details of the original album, see 1962.

In Germany this album was in the "RCA Reflections" series while in the UK and Australia the series was called "RCA Diamond". Other artists included Elvis Presley, Neil Sedaka, Sam Cooke and Mario Lanza. The Australian CD was made in Australia for RCA/BMG by Disctronics.

Scans of the UK release required!

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


RCA/BMG BPCD 5025 (Australia) - front scan by Stuart Moore


RCA/BMG 90224 (West Germany) - outside of front insert, scan by Hans Seegers


RCA/BMG 90224 (West Germany) - rear insert scan by Hans Seegers


RCA/BMG 90224 (West Germany) - CD scan by Hans Seegers


RCA Diamond Series UK release - Elvis Presley


RCA/BMG BPCD 5025 (Australia) - CD scan by Stuart Moore


RCA/BMG BPCD 5025 (Australia) - outside of front insert, scan by Stuart Moore


RCA/BMG BPCD 5025 (Australia) - rear insert scan by Stuart Moore


RCA Diamond Series UK release - Neil Sedaka


RCA Diamond Series UK release - Sam Cooke

U2 - "Rattle And Hum" - 2LP sets: Island 7 91003-1 (USA); Island UC 27 (UK); Island 842 299-1 (mainland Europe); Island R36D-2177/2178 (Japan); Island/Festival TVL 92385/6 (Australia), 10 Oct 1988:


Island 7 91003-1 (USA) - LP front, picture from "U2 Wanderer" web-site

R-0199 Love Rescue Me (Bono-Bob Dylan) - Bob plays harmonica and provides backing vocals

R-0200 Hawkmoon 269 (Bono) - Bob plays organ - this also appeared on Island UK promo CD single U2V7 below

These are both on Side 3 of the 2LP set. Thanks to U2 fan Rogier van den Braak for information about worldwide releases of Rattle And Hum from his "U2 Wanderer" web-site which can be found here: .

Alan Hoaksey adds: "There's a single put out by U2 shortly after Rattle And Hum in various formats/countries.  The single features the track Love Rescue Me but this is not the LP version - it's a live recording and does not feature Dylan."

The three Australian releases shown here and below were distributed by Festival Records of Australia on behalf of Island. Thanks to Stuart Moore for information and scans.


Island 7 91003-1 (USA) - LP rear picture from "U2 Wanderer" web-site


Island 842 299-1 (mainland Europe) - LP front, picture from "U2 Wanderer" web-site


Island R36D-2177/2178 (Japan) - LP front, picture from "U2 Wanderer" web-site

Island/Festival TVL 92385/6 (Australia) - LP rear scan by Stuart Moore

Island/Festival TVL 92385/6 (Australia) - detail of LP insert, scan by Stuart Moore

Island/Festival TVL 923856 (Australia) - LP Side 3 scan by Stuart Moore

U2 - "Rattle And Hum" - 2LP sets: Island 2LA.833 (Mexico), 1988; Island/PolyGram LPR 25019 A2 (Mexico), 1989; Island TLP-2 10.001 (Argentina), 1988; Island AN-ISL 0303400.2 (Peru), 1988; Island 212022/23-1 (Uruguay), 1988:


Island 2LA.833 (Mexico) - front with sticker, scan found by Wil Gielen (1988 release)

Island 2LA.833 (Mexico) - front sticker scan found by Wil Gielen (1988 release)

Island 2LA.833 (Mexico) - rear scan found by Wil Gielen (1988 release)

Island 2LA.833 (Mexico) - Side 1 scan found by Wil Gielen (1988 release)

Island/PolyGram LPR 25019 A2 (Mexico) - front scan found by Wil Gielen (1989 release)

Island/PolyGram LPR 25019 A2 (Mexico) - rear scan found by Wil Gielen (1989 release)

Island TLP-2 10.001 (Argentina) - front scan found by Wil Gielen

Island TLP-2 10.001 (Argentina) - rear scan found by Wil Gielen

Island TLP-2 10.001 (Argentina) - Side 1 scan found by Wil Gielen

Island TLP-2 10.001 (Argentina) - Side 1 scan found by Wil Gielen

Island/PolyGram LPR 25019 A2 (Mexico) - Side 1 scan found by Wil Gielen (1989 release)

Island/PolyGram LPR 25019 A2 (Mexico) - detail of Side 1, scan found by Wil Gielen (1989 release)

Island AN-ISL 0303400.2 (Peru) - front scan found by Wil Gielen

Island AN-ISL 0303400.2 (Peru) - detail of front, scan found by Wil Gielen

Island AN-ISL 0303400.2 (Peru) - rear scan found by Wil Gielen

Island AN-ISL 0303400.2 (Peru) - detail of rear, scan found by Wil Gielen

Island 212022/23-1 (Uruguay) - front scan found by Wil Gielen

Island 212022/23-1 (Uruguay) - rear scan found by Wil Gielen

Island 212022/23-1 (Uruguay) - Side 1 scan found by Wil Gielen

Island AN-ISL 0303400.2 (Peru) - Side 1 scan found by Wil Gielen

Island AN-ISL 0303400.2 (Peru) - detail of Side 1, scan found by Wil Gielen

Thanks to Wil Gielen for finding scans of these Latin American releases from Mexico (two releases), Argentina, Peru and Uruguay. All come in a wide single sleeve, not a gatefold sleeve.


U2 - "Rattle And Hum" - Cassette releases: Island UC 27 (UK); Island/Festival TVC 92385/6 (Australia), 10 Oct 1988:


Island UC 27 (UK) - cassette front (my copy)
The UK cassette release is my copy, but the cassette itself is missing!

Thanks to Stuart Moore for scans of the Australian cassette release, distributed by Festival Records of Australia on behalf of Island.

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Island UC 27 (UK) - cassette insert (my copy)


Island/Festival TVC 92385/6 (Australia) - front of cassette insert, scan by Stuart Moore


Island/Festival TVC 92385/6 (Australia) - page of inside of cassette insert, scan by Stuart Moore


Island/Festival TVC 92385/6 (Australia) - cassette Side 1 with R-0200, scan by Stuart Moore


Island/Festival TVC 92385/6 (Australia) - cassette Side 2 with R-0199, scan by Stuart Moore


U2 - "Rattle And Hum" - CD releases: Island 7 91003-2 (USA); Island CIXD-1204 (Canada); Island CIDU 27 (UK); Island/Festival TVD 92385/6 (Australia), 10 Oct 1988; Island STARCD 5878 (South Africa), 1991:

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Island 7 91003-2 (USA) - CD front, picture from "U2 Wanderer" web-site

Thanks to Stuart Moore for scans of the Australian CD release, distributed by Festival Records of Australia on behalf of Island. Thanks to Manuel García Jara for scans of the 1991 South African CD release. The South African rear insert has text "U2'S ROYALTY FROM THE SALE OF THIS CD IN THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA WILL BE PASSED TO THE SOUTH AFRICAN MUSICIANS ALLIANCE AND THE MUSICIANS ALLIANCE FOR THE PEOPLES POWER OR OTHERWISE AS ADVISED BY THE IRISH ANTI-APARTHEID MOVEMENT". Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for the scan of the Canadian CD.


Island/Festival TVD 92385/6 (Australia) - page from CD booklet, scan by Stuart Moore


Island/Festival TVD 92385/6 (Australia) - page from CD booklet, scan by Stuart Moore


Island/Festival TVD 92385/6 (Australia) - CD scan by Stuart Moore


Island STARCD 5878 (South Africa) - CD front insert scan by Manuel García Jara

Island STARCD 5878 (South Africa) - rear of CD front insert, scan by Manuel García Jara


Island STARCD 5878 (South Africa) - CD rear insert scan by Manuel García Jara


Island STARCD 5878 (South Africa) - CD scan by Manuel García Jara


Island STARCD 5878 (South Africa) - detail of CD, scan by Manuel García Jara


Island CIXD-1204 (Canada) - CD scan by Jack Guerreiro


U2 - "Rattle And Hum" - CD releases: Island P33D-20075 (Japan), 30 Oct 1988; Island P24D-10054 (Japan), 1 Sep 1989; Island PHCR-1707 (Japan), 5 Jul 1992; Universal/Island UICY-6569 (Japan), 8 Nov 2006:


Island P33D-20075 (Japan) - front with obi, scan found by Wil Gielen (1988 release, promo copy)

Thanks to Wil Gielen for finding scans of these four Japanese releases and for further information.

Island P33D-20075 (Japan), 30 Oct 1988: Promo and commercial copies are shown. The release date is given as "R-10-30" (30 Oct 1988). The price was ¥3,300 as indicated in the catalogue number. The promo copy has a red/white sticker on the front with "SAMPLE" in Japanese and also "SAMPLE" in English and Japanese in the centre of the CD.

Island P24D-10054 (Japan), 1 Sep 1989: The release date is given as "E-9-1" (1 Sep 1989). The price was ¥2,472 (¥2,400 plus sales tax). After sales tax was introduced in Japan record companies including CBS/Sony stopped using price codes in their catalogue numbers.

Island PHCR-1707 (Japan), 5 Jul 1992: The release date is given as "92-7-5" (5 Jul 1992). The price was ¥2,500 (¥2,427 plus sales tax).

Universal/Island UICY-6569 (Japan), 8 Nov 2006: The copy shown is still sealed. The release date is given as "06-11-8" (8 Nov 2006). The price was ¥1,980 (¥1,886 plus sales tax).
 


Island P33D-20075 (Japan) - rear with obi, scan found by Wil Gielen (1988 release, promo and commercial copies)


Island P24D-10054 (Japan)- front with obi, scan found by Wil Gielen (1989 release)

Island P24D-10054 (Japan)- rear scan found by Wil Gielen (1989 release)

Island P24D-10054 (Japan)- CD scan found by Wil Gielen (1989 release)


Island P33D-20075 (Japan) - CD scan found by Wil Gielen (1988 release, promo copy)


Island P33D-20075 (Japan) - detail of CD, scan found by Wil Gielen (1988 release, promo copy)


Island P33D-20075 (Japan) - front with obi, scan found by Wil Gielen (1988 release, commercial copy)

Island PHCR-1707 (Japan) - front with obi, scan found by Wil Gielen (1992 release)

Island PHCR-1707 (Japan) - rear with obi, scan found by Wil Gielen (1992 release)

Island PHCR-1707 (Japan) - CD scan found by Wil Gielen (1992 release)


Universal/Island UICY-6569 (Japan) - front with obi and sticker, scan found by Wil Gielen (2006 release)


Universal/Island UICY-6569 (Japan) - rear with obi, scan found by Wil Gielen (2006 release)


Island P33D-20075 (Japan) - CD scan found by Wil Gielen (1988 release, commercial copy)


U2 - "Excerpts From 'Rattle And Hum'" - 4-track promo CD single, Island U2V7 (UK), Oct 1988:


Island U2V7 (UK) - promo CD single front, picture from "U2 Wanderer" web-site
R-0200-2 Hawkmoon 269 (Bono) - Bob plays organ on this track from Rattle And Hum above

Thanks to U2 fan Rogier van den Braak for information about worldwide releases of Rattle And Hum from his "U2 Wanderer" web-site which can be found here: .


Island U2V7 (UK) - promo CD single inside gatefold sleeve, picture from "U2 Wanderer" web-site

Traveling Wilburys -  "Traveling Wilburys Volume One" - stereo vinyl releases, cassette releases, CD releases, Wilbury Records/Warner Bros (various catalogue numbers) (Worldwide), 18 Oct 1988:

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Wilbury Records/Warner Brothers 9 25796-2 (USA) - long box front, scan by Hans Seegers
The Traveling Wilburys on Volume One were Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty. Roy Orbison died on 6 Dec 1988 before the release of the single End Of The Line, and only his photograph is shown in the video of the song performed by the four surviving group members. The album tracks were added to this list later than the exclusive single tracks, which is why their R-numbers are higher. The US edition came in a "long box". For full details of all releases of this album, see here. For other Wilburys releases in 1998, see Wilburys 1988. For the reissue of this album in The Traveling Wilburys Collection with three bonus tracks, see Wilburys 2007.


Wilbury Records/Warner Brothers 9 25796-2 (USA) - front of commercial CD in jewel case, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux


Wilbury Records/Columbia House 574293-T (Canada) - CD front scan by Jack Guerreiro


Wilbury Records/Warner Brothers 925 796-2 (West Germany for Europe) - CD front insert (my copy)


Warner-Pioneer/Wilbury Records 25P2-2327 (Japan) - CD front with obi, picture found on eBay by Jean-Pol Hiernaux (1988 release)


Warner-Pioneer/Wilbury Records 25P2-2327 (Japan) - CD front with obi, scan by Wil Gielen (1989 release)


Wilbury Records/Warner Bros 7599-25796-1 (USA) - LP front scan by Marc Kuszel


Wilbury Records/Warner Bros 925 796-1(West Germany)/WX 224 (UK) - LP front scan by Gerd Rundel


Wilbury Records/WEA Records 925796-1 (Spain) - LP front scan by Manuel García Jara


Wilbury Records/WEA Records 925796-1 (Greece) - LP front scan by Hans Seegers


WEA/Supraphon 11 1040-1 (Czechoslovakia) - LP front scan by Manuel García Jara

Wilbury Records/Warner Bros 925 796-1(West Germany)/WX 224 (UK) - LP front scan by Alex Ivanov (copy sold in Hungary)


Wilbury Records/Jugoton LSWB 78072 (Yugoslavia) - LP front scan by Manuel García Jara


Anfon P91 00223 (Russia) - LP front scan by Alex Ivanov (variant 1)


Anfon P91 00223 (Russia) - LP front scan by Alex Ivanov (variant 2)


Wilbury Records/Warner Bros 925796 (Israel) - LP front scan by Manuel García Jara

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Warner-Pioneer/Wilbury Records 23P1-2327 (Japan) - LP with obi, front scan by Hans Seegers

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Wilbury Records/Warner Brothers 25796-1 (Australia/New Zealand) - LP front scan by Stuart Moore


Wilbury Records/Warner Bros/Tusk Music Company WBC 1652 (South Africa) - LP front scan by Manuel García Jara


Wilbury Records/Warner Bros/Teal Record Company WBC 1652 (Zimbabwe) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros. Records 670.9003 (Brazil) - LP front scan by Manuel García Jara

WEA/EMI-Odeón 80770 (Argentina) - LP front scan by Manuel García Jara

WEA 23(1031)00083 (Colombia) - LP front with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara

Warner Bros/Wilbury Records 925 796-4 (Germany for Europe) - cassette insert scan by Manuel García Jara

Wilbury Records/Warner Pioneer 23P4-2327 (Japan) - cassette insert scan by Wil Gielen


Wilbury Records 25796-4 (Australia) - cassette insert  scan by Stuart Moore


Wilbury Records 25796-4 (Malaysia) - cassette insert scan by Stuart Moore

R-0328    Handle With Care

R-0329    Dirty World

R-0330    Rattled

R-0331    Last Night

R-0334    Heading For The Light

R-0335    Margarita

R-0336    Tweeter And The Monkey Man

R-0337    End Of The Line

R-0332    Not Alone Any More

R-0333    Congratulations

(All songs credited to the Traveling Wilburys)


Various Artists - promo album for documentary "Folkways - A Vision Shared: A Tribute To Woody Guthrie And Lead Belly", Columbia CAS 1261 (USA), 1988:
For the A Vision Shared VHS and DVD releases, see the
VHS & DVD 1980s page. The documentary is narrated by Robbie Robertson.

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Columbia CAS 1261 (USA) - photocopy of front of LP sleeve by Ole Lien

R-0315 Song To Woody - album version talked over by Bob (this song is not on the soundtrack album, see below)

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Columbia CAS 1261 (USA) - photocopy of rear of LP sleeve by Ole Lien

Letter distributed with album, scan by Brian Clarke

Columbia CAS 1261 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia CAS 1261 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

Ole Lien also informs me this album also has an interview with Bob. "It's the same as on the video (probably). If I remember right it is a little bit more than on the liner notes from the album. I think it also was from a BBC radio programme." Before the song Bob says: "Woody was like a particular sound and besides that he said something that seemed to be needed to be said, to go along with his sound. I like the way he played to say and I like the things that he said when he sang".

Over the complete version of the song, Bob says: "I started singing his songs. There was a time I did nothing but his songs. He's written so many and I knew them all! I think I  was a Woody Guthrie jukebox! I was completely taken over by him. By the spirit or whatever. I mean, he had so much to give, you know. He was like a link in the chain for me. You could listen to his songs and actually learn how to live. I think he did a whole lot more then he ever knew he did" (Thanks to Hans Seegers for transcript.)

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Ole Lien, Brian Clarke and Peter Schoefboeck for information and scans.


Various Artists - "Folkways - A Vision Shared: A Tribute To Woody Guthrie And Lead Belly" - soundtrack album, LP releases: Columbia OC 44034 (USA), 1988; CBS 460905 1 (Europe/Australia), 1988; CBS/Sony 25AP 5219 (Japan); Columbia 70.046 (Argentina), Jun 1989:
For the A Vision Shared VHS, laserdisc and DVD releases, see the
VHS & DVD 1980s page.


Columbia OC 44034 (USA) - LP front scan by Hans Seegers

R-0202 Pretty Boy Floyd (Woody Guthrie) - also on the 1993 Japanese promo CD Mr. D's Collection # 3, see 1993
This song is not on the promo LP for the tribute documentary - see above.


Columbia OC 44034 (USA) - LP rear scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia OC 44034 (USA) - detail of LP rear, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia OC 44034 (USA) - LP Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 460905 1 (Spain) - promo LP Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 460905 1 (UK) - LP front sticker, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 460905 1 (UK) - detail of LP rear, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 460905 1 (UK) - detail of LP rear, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 460905 1 (UK) - LP Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 460905 1 (NL) - LP Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 460905 1 (Spain) - promo LP front sticker, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 460905 1 (NL) - LP front sticker, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 460905 1 (UK) - detail of LP rear, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 460905 1 (Spain) - promo LP detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 460905 1 (Spain) - promo LP detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 460905 1 (Spain) - promo LP detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers

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Columbia 70.046 (Argentina) - LP front scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony 25AP 5219 (Japan) - LP detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony 25AP 5219 (Japan) - LP detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony 25AP 5219 (Japan) - LP obi scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 460905 1 (Australia) - LP front with sticker, scan by Stuart Moore


CBS 460905 1 (Australia) - inner sleeve front, scan by Stuart Moore

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Columbia 70.046 (Argentina) - LP rear scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia 70.046 (Argentina) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony 25AP 5219 (Japan) - LP Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 460905 1 (Australia) - inside of gatefold sleeve unfolded, scan by Stuart Moore


CBS 460905 1 (Australia) - LP rear scan by Stuart Moore


CBS 460905 1 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore


CBS 460905 1 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore

R-0202 appeared on the Sony Music Bob Dylan Custom Mix CD web-site, Apr 2003, see Online Performances (Other). It was also one of the 42 rarities included for download with the Aug 2006 Apple iTunes Bob Dylan Collection, see Online Performances (Other).

The US LP has a white on purple inner sleeve. The UK LP has a white on grey/black card inner sleeve, the Dutch LP has a white on grey paper inner sleeve. The Japanese LP has a 4-page booklet but does not come in a CBS/Sony inner sleeve. The promo Spanish LP has yellow CBS labels - the promo text "DISCO PROMOCIONAL PROHIBIDA SU VENTA" is printed on the labels. The sticker on the LP front also has Spanish text.

Thanks to Sergio Magnacca for the information that this album was also issued in 1988 in Argentina with a slightly different cover with Spanish text added - below A Vision Shared is the text "Una Vision Compartida" and at the bottom right "Un Tributo A Woody Guthrie Y Lead Belly". The Argentine catalogue number is CBS 70.046 with the US number 44034 right below it. Sergio adds: "The title of Bob's song is in my opinion mistranslated as  "Floyd El Muchachito" which really means "Floyd the little boy". There is no reference to "Pretty" in the translated title." Thanks to Stuart Moore for scans of the Australian LP release.

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


Various Artists - "Folkways - A Vision Shared: A Tribute To Woody Guthrie And Lead Belly" - soundtrack album, cassette release: CBS 460905 4 (UK), 1988:
For the A Vision Shared VHS and DVD releases, see the
VHS & DVD 1980s page.


CBS 460905 4 (UK) - cassette insert unfolded (my copy)


CBS 460905 4 (UK) - cassette Side 1


CBS 460905 4 (UK) - reverse of cassette insert unfolded (liner notes by Bob)

CBS 460905 4 (NL) - cassette Side 1 scan by Tom Willems

CBS 460905 4 (NL) - cassette insert unfolded, scan by Tom Willems


CBS 460905 4 (NL) - reverse of cassette insert, scan by Tom Willems


CBS 460905 4 (NL) - cassette insert unfolded, front scan by Tom Willems


CBS 460905 4 (NL) - cassette insert unfolded, rear scan by Tom Willems

The UK CBS cassette release had a multiple folded card insert and a black cassette with red CBS labels. The Dutch cassette had a smaller card insert and a folded insert on thin paper with the same information and pictures as the UK insert.

Thanks to Tom Willems for information and scans.


Various Artists - "Folkways: A Vision Shared - A Tribute To Woody Guthrie & Lead Belly" - soundtrack album, CD releases: Columbia CK 44034 (USA/Canada); Columbia 460905 2 (Europe); CBS/Sony 25DP 5219 (Japan), 1988; Columbia 700.827/2-460905 (Brazil), 1988:
For the A Vision Shared VHS and DVD releases, see the
VHS & DVD 1980s page.

Columbia CK 44034 (USA):


Columbia CK 44034 (USA) -
CD front scan by Hans Seegers
The US CD came in a long box. Jean-Pol Hiernaux has an unusual variant of the US CD Columbia CK 44034 with a design that is still all-black, but has three main differences:
  1. The text "Made in Austria" appears on the right below the Compact Disc logo.
  2. There is an extra line of copyright text at the bottom of the CD.
  3. The information round the centre hole has the European catalogue number "CDCBS 460905"

The circles round the rim of the CD are also different, however the front and rear inserts are the same as illustrated.


Columbia CK 44034 (USA) - CD front insert scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CK 44034 (USA) - CD rear insert scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CK 44034 (USA) - CD scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)


Columbia CK 44034 (USA) - detail of CD, scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)

Columbia CK 44034 (USA) - detail of CD, scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)

Columbia CK 44034 (USA) - CD long box front, scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia CK 44034 (USA) - CD long box rear, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia CK 44034 (USA) - CD scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux (second variant)


Columbia CK 44034 (USA) - CD scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux (second variant with extra copyright detail)


Columbia CK 44034 (USA) - CD scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux (second variant with "CDCBS 460905" detail)


Columbia CK 44034 (USA) - CD scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux (second variant with "Made in Austria" detail)

Columbia CK 44034 (Canada):


Columbia CK 44034 (Canada) - CD front scan by Jack Guerreiro

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for scans of the Canadian CD release, also Columbia CK 44034. It has a different rear insert design from the US release. The CD itself was manufactured in the USA, as there was at that time no Columbia CD pressing plant in Canada.


Columbia CK 44034 (Canada) - CD rear scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia CK 44034 (Canada) - CD scan by Jack Guerreiro

Columbia 460905 2 (Europe):


CBS 460905 2 (Europe) - CD front with sticker, scan by Hans Seegers

The European CD was made in Austria like the US CD variant above.


CBS 460905 2 (Europe) - CD front sticker, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 460905 2 (Europe) - CD rear insert scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 460905 2 (Europe) - CD scan by Hans Seegers

CBS/Sony 25DP 5219 (Japan):

CBS/Sony 25DP 5219 (Japan) - CD front scan by Hans Seegers

The Japanese CD had the same design light-green, white, black and red obi as the LP. Hans Seegers has both a promo and a commercial copy of this. The promo CD has text in Japanese handwritten in the clear centre.


CBS/Sony 25DP 5219 (Japan) - CD rear insert scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony 25DP 5219 (Japan) - CD obi scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony 25DP 5219 (Japan) - promo CD scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony 25DP 5219 (Japan) - detail of promo CD, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony 25DP 5219 (Japan) - CD front insert scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony 25DP 5219 (Japan) - commercial CD scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia 700.827/2-460905 (Brazil):


Columbia 700.827/2-460905 (Brazil) - front scan by Alexandre Froemming
The Brazilian CD release on the Columbia label was made by Sony Music Entertainment (Brazil), Rio de Janeiro.
Columbia 700.827/2-460905 (Brazil) - detail of rear of front insert, scan by Alexandre Froemming

Columbia 700.827/2-460905 (Brazil) - rear insert scan by Alexandre Froemming

Columbia 700.827/2-460905 (Brazil) - detail of rear insert, scan by Alexandre Froemming

Columbia 700.827/2-460905 (Brazil) - outside of unfolded front insert, scan by Alexandre Froemming

Columbia 700.827/2-460905 (Brazil) - CD scan by Alexandre Froemming

Columbia 700.827/2-460905 (Brazil) - detail of CD, scan by Alexandre Froemming

Thanks to Sergio Magnacca for information and to Hans Seegers, Jean-Pol Hiernaux, Jack Guerreiro and Alexandre Froemming for information and scans.


Promotional/Regular Items for 1988


Living In Another Country: International Stereo Releases

Stereo promo items for 1988 which don't contain rare material but which are still very collectable are now included with promo releases of regular albums and commercially released singles on the appropriate page in International Stereo Releases.

Down In The Groove 1988
Down In The Groove
(1988)


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