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Shot Of Love


Test print of 1981's Shot Of Love artwork showing the withdrawn original rear sleeve, released only on the first pressing from Brazil, scan by Arie de Reus

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Saved 1980
Saved
(1980)

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.

For releases of this album in CBS/Columbia multi-packs, see International Album Releases (Regular) - Multi-Packs.

Infidels 1983
Infidels
(1983)

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Revised 19 March, 2017.



Original album sleeve

Original US stereo LP, Columbia TC 37496, 12 Aug 1981. The "pop-art" front sleeve is by Pearl Beach, with the rear photograph of Bob contemplating a rose by Howard Alk. The original rear sleeve design using a Cadillac was withdrawn and was only used for the original 1981 Brazilian release, probably by mistake. Thanks to Yan Friis for scans of two test "slicks" for the US album sleeve - the first has the Cadillac rear sleeve (with the bar code missing) and the final front sleeve, the second has an earlier version of the final rear sleeve with the credits badly placed but with the final bar code and a rejected black text version of the front sleeve. The 1981 UK release used the black text version of the front sleeve, again possibly by mistake.

This album is unique in that it's the only Bob Dylan album which has undergone a track change. This is because The Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar, a non-album 7" single B-side, was added to later releases of vinyl albums and the CD release. For singles with this song as the B-side, see 1981 (they're rarities because the A-side, Heart Of Mine, was an edit of the album version).

For a promo 12" single, see US & International Stereo Singles & EPs 1980-83.

The current US CD is shown for comparison with the album sleeve (on the CD front insert Bob's name is proportionally larger).

Tracklisting:

Side 1: Shot Of Love; Heart Of Mine; Property Of Jesus; Lenny Bruce; Watered-Down Love

Side 2: The Groom’s Still Waiting At The Altar (from late 1981 only); Dead Man, Dead Man; In The Summertime; Trouble; Every Grain Of Sand.


Withdrawn rear sleeve design

Released rear sleeve design
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Current US CD front sleeve


First test print for album sleeve, scan by Yan Friis

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1981 UK album sleeve

Second test print for album sleeve, scan by Yan Friis (note hard-to-read credits at left on rear sleeve)

Out-takes from this album have been officially released as follows:

Acetates 1981: Yonder Comes Sin (R-0653) - Special Rider demo, out-take from Shot Of Love, recorded Rundown Studios, Santa Monica, CA, 27 Oct 1980, from Columbia/CBS US/UK acetates, see 1981

7" Singles: The Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar (added to later vinyl and tape releases as track 1, Side 2, and to CD releases as track 6); Let It Be Me (single B-side - Shot Of Love out-take recorded May 1981 - not the 1970 Self Portrait version)

Thanks to Dag Braathen for finding this article in the "Lowell Times" for 31 Dec 1981 reviewing the year's music. A paragraph about Shot of Love states that The Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar had already been added to new pressings of the album.

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Columbia 18-02510 (USA) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers

Biograph (1985): Caribbean Wind

The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3 (1991): Angelina; Need A Woman; You Changed My Life


Vinyl and Tape Releases


"Shot Of Love" - stereo vinyl test pressing, Capitol Records (no catalogue number) (USA), 1-26 Jun 1981:


Capitol Records generic 12" test pressing sleeve, scan by Arie de Reus (dated 26 Jun 1981)
These test pressings manufactured by Capitol Records on behalf of Columbia Records consist of two separate acetate LPs in Capitol Records generic sleeves. Side 1 of Arie de Reus' copy is dated 10 Jun 1981, Side 2 is dated 18 Jun 1981, and the sleeves are dated 26 Jun 1981 (all in UK date format).

Side 1 is unique in that it has a rarity on the reverse side, a mono version of the title track Shot Of Love only (R-0644). It's possible that this is a mistake, abandoned after the first track. There is nothing on the reverse of the Side 2 disc. This entry is also listed in 1981.

Bruce Mulle has a second acetate of Side 2, in the same Capitol sleeve, this time dated 10 Jun 1981 (again in UK date format) in the same handwriting. The Side 2 label is different, coming from Precision Lacquer (which was based in Hollywood, CA) and dated "6/1/81" (1 Jun 1981 in American date format).

Thanks to Arie de Reus and Bruce Mulle for information and scans.


Detail of Capitol Records generic 12" test pressing sleeve, scan by Arie de Reus (dated 26 Jun 1981)

Test pressing of Side 1, scan by Arie de Reus (dated 10 Jun 1981, the side with R-0644 is blank)

Test pressing of Side 2, scan by Arie de Reus (dated 18 Jun 1981)

Capitol Records generic 12" test pressing sleeve, scan by Bruce Mulle (dated 10 Jun 1981)

Detail of Capitol Records generic 12" test pressing sleeve, scan by Bruce Mulle (dated 10 Jun 1981)

Test pressing of Side 2, scan by Bruce Mulle (dated 1 Jun 1981)

"Shot Of Love" - stereo vinyl LP release, Columbia TC 37496 (USA), 12 Aug 1981, reissue with extra track: Columbia PC 37496 (USA), late 1981, re-released late 1980s:


Columbia TC 37496 (USA)/Columbia PC 37496 (USA) - first and second releases


Columbia TC 37496 (USA) - rear scan by Yan Friis (first release)

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Columbia TC 37496 (USA) - detail of rear with promo stamp, scan by Stuart Moore


Columbia TC 37496 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Yan Friis (first release - four tracks on Side 2)


US Songbook front scan by Stuart Moore


US Songbook rear scan by Stuart Moore

Columbia PC 37496 (USA) - rear scan by Gil Lamont (second release with different barcode)


Columbia TC 37496 (USA) - Side 1 scan by David Plentus (original release)


Columbia TC 37496 (USA) - Side 2 scan by David Plentus (original release with Dead Man as track 1)


Columbia PC 37496 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gil Lamont (second release)


Columbia PC 37496 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gil Lamont (second release with The Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar as track 1)

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Columbia TC 37496 (USA) - detail of rear with barcode, scan by Stuart Moore


Columbia PC 37496 (USA) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (third release)

Columbia PC 37496 (USA) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (third release)

Columbia PC 37496 (USA) - detail of rear with new barcode, scan by Gerd Rundel (third release)

Columbia PC 37496 (USA) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (third release - five tracks on Side 2, second release is the same)

Columbia C 37496 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (third release)

Columbia C 37496 (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (third release with The Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar as track 1)

The first release of the album, Columbia TC 37496, has four tracks on Side 2 of the record, which comes in a printed inner sleeve with handwritten musician credits, reportedly by backing singer Clydie King, who also did the lettering for the withdrawn rear sleeve. The front of the sleeve is black with the text in white, the rear is white with the text in black. For illustrations, see my UK copy below.

This album was released later in 1981 as Columbia PC 37496 with The Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar added to the album as the first track on Side 2. The record of Gil Lamont's second release album has matrix numbers: Side 1 - AL 37496 (HXAD) PAL-37496 G1A, Side 2 - BL 37496  P (BXAD) BL-37496 G2C. This record has a plain paper inner sleeve.

The sleeve of Gerd Rundel's third release copy from the late 1980s has “PC 37496” on the spine while the record labels have just “C 37496”. There is a different barcode on the rear sleeve without hyphens. Side 2 of the record again has The Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar as track 1. The record again comes in a plain white inner sleeve and the copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - (HXAD) PAL-37496 G1A, Side 2 - <BXAD> BL 37496 G2C.

Stuart Moore has a copy of the US songbook.

Thanks to David Plentus, Stuart Moore, Yan Friis, Gil Lamont and Stuart Moore for information and scans.


"Shot Of Love" - stereo vinyl LP releases, Columbia TC 37496 (USA for export), 1981:


Columbia TC 37496 (USA for export to Sweden) - front scan by Lars M. Banke
The first copy shown of the Columbia US release was bought in Stockholm, Sweden, and has two instances of "Columbia" on the rear sleeve erased with black marker pen. The ring of Columbia logos on the record labels is covered, not as usual by stickers, but this time the ring looks as if it has been painted or stamped on to the labels with black ink. The record of this copy has matrix numbers: Side 1 - PAL 37496 1GF7 (handwritten), Side 2 - PBL 37496 1GF7 (handwritten) plus “MASTERED BY CAPITOL” stamped on both sides.

The second copy shown was bought in England. This time “Columbia” has not been erased but covered with black stickers on the rear sleeve and the spine. The rear sleeve also has a UK import license sticker. The ring of Columbia logos on the record labels is covered by black ring-shaped stickers. The matrix numbers are the same as those of the first copy: Side 1 - PAL 37496 1GF7 (handwritten), Side 2- PBL 37496 1GF7 (handwritten) plus “MASTERED BY CAPITOL” stamped on both sides.


Columbia TC 37496 (USA for export to UK) - front with sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia TC 37496 (USA for export to UK) - front/spine sticker scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia TC 37496 (USA for export to Sweden) - rear with "Columbia" obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia TC 37496 (USA for export to Sweden) - detail of rear with "Columbia" obscured, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia TC 37496 (USA for export to Sweden) - Side 1 with "Columbia" logos obscured with black ink, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia TC 37496 (USA for export to Sweden) - Side 2 with "Columbia" logos obscured with black ink, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia TC 37496 (USA for export to UK) - rear with stickers, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia TC 37496 (USA for export to UK) - rear sticker scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia TC 37496 (USA for export to UK) - rear/spine sticker scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia TC 37496 (USA for export to UK) - UK import sticker scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia TC 37496 (USA for export to UK) - Side 1 with "Columbia" logos obscured with black ring-shaped sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke

Columbia TC 37496 (USA for export to UK) - Side 2 with "Columbia" logos obscured with black ring-shaped sticker, scan by Lars M. Banke

Thanks to Lars M. Banke for information and scans.


"Shot Of Love" - 8-track stereo cartridge release, Columbia TCA-37496 (USA), 12 Aug 1981:


Columbia TCA-37496 (USA) - upper side scan by Hans Seegers
8-track was a continuous tape cartridge format, with four stereo "programs" per tape. This release has a dark grey tape cartridge with two separate labels - the rear label overlaps the spine. As far as I know this is the last Bob Dylan 8-track release!


Columbia TCA-37496 (USA) - end scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia TCA-37496 (USA) - under side photo by Keith Venturoni

The tracklisting has been revised to make the four programs of equal length:

Program 1: Shot Of Love; Heart Of Mine; Property Of Jesus (Part 1)

Program 2: Property Of Jesus (Conclusion); Dead Man, Dead Man; In The Summertime

Program 3: Lenny Bruce; Watered-Down Love; Shot Of Love (Reprise)

Program 4: Trouble; Every Grain Of Sand

As well as the split Property Of Jesus, an oddity is Shot Of Love (Reprise) at the end of Program 3 - this is faded at 1:55 and must have been added to make up the program time. As these are both rarities, this album has also been added to 1981.

Thanks to Keith Venturoni for information and the photo, and to Hans Seegers for scans.


"Shot Of Love" - stereo cassette releases, Columbia TCT 37496 (USA), Aug 1981; Columbia PCT 37496 (USA), mid-1980s:


Columbia TCT 37496 (USA) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel (1981 release)

Columbia TCT 37496 (USA) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel (1981 release)

Columbia TCT 37496 (USA) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1981 release)

Columbia TCT 37496 (USA) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1981 release)

Columbia PCT 37496 (USA) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1980s release, reverse is blank)

The 1981 release has a double-sided insert, the reverse of the insert has details of other Columbia artists cassette releases. The 1981 cassette is light grey with black text, there are no paper labels.

The mid-1980s insert is blank on the reverse. The cassette is again light grey with black text, there are no paper labels. The Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar has been added to Side 2 as the first track.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


Columbia PCT 37496 (USA) - cassette Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1980s release)


Columbia PCT 37496 (USA) - cassette Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (mid-1980s release,
The Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar first track on Side 2)


"Shot Of Love" - stereo vinyl LP release, Columbia TCX 37496 (Canada), 12 Aug 1981:


Columbia TCX 37496 (Canada) - front scan by Gerd Rundel

The sleeve and record of this album were manufactured in Canada. The sleeve has “LITHO IN CANADA” on the spine. Although the Canadian releases of Slow Training Coming and Saved had barcodes, this later release does not have a barcode on the rear sleeve at top right. The record comes in an inner sleeve and has red labels with a ring of Columbia logos. The copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - AL-37496-1A-2HZ:, Side 2 - BL-37496-1C-2HZ:. Was this album reissued in Canada with the extra track?

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


Columbia TCX 37496 (Canada) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia TCX 37496 (Canada) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia TCX 37496 (Canada) - inner sleeve front scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia TCX 37496 (Canada) - inner sleeve rear scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia TCX 37496 (Canada) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia TCX 37496 (Canada) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia TCX 37496 (Canada) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel


"Shot Of Love" - stereo vinyl LP releases, S CBS 85178 (UK/Ireland), Aug 1981:

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S CBS 85178 (UK) - front (my copy)

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S CBS 85178 (UK) - rear


S CBS 85178 (UK) - detail of rear


S CBS 85178 (UK) - detail of rear

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S CBS 85178 (UK) - front of inner sleeve

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S CBS 85178 (UK) - rear of inner sleeve

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S CBS 85178 (UK) - Side 1


S CBS 85178 (UK) - detail of Side 1

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S CBS 85178 (UK) - Side 2


S CBS 85178 (Ireland) - Side 1 scan by Éamonn Ó Catháin

S CBS 85178 (Ireland) - detail of Side 1, scan by Éamonn Ó Catháin

S CBS 85178 (Ireland) - Side 2 scan by Éamonn Ó Catháin

The front sleeve of the UK album is immediately noticeable as different from the US album - the US album title is in white lettering (see above), whereas the UK sleeve has the title in black as per the rejected front design (see above). Hans Seegers informs me the UK was the only country in the world where this sleeve variation was used!

The record itself is in a stiff paper inner sleeve, with the same song information and credits on both sides: black on white on the front and white on black on the rear, which has two fold-over flaps. It has orange/yellow labels with catalogue number "S CBS 85178" and the record of my copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - S-CBS-85178-A1, Side 2 - S-CBS-85178-B2.

As far as I know the UK did not reissue the vinyl album with The Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar added to the album as the first track on Side 2, although it was added to a later cassette release, see below.

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for scans of the Irish release. It has the UK sleeve but the record itself was made in Ireland with a different text layout for the song titles and copyrights.


"Shot Of Love" - stereo cassette releases, CBS 40-85178 (UK), 1981, re-released mid 1980s; Columbia BNR 983 338 4 (UK), 1993:


CBS 40-85178 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1981 release)

CBS 40-85178 (UK) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1981 release)

CBS 40-85178 (UK) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1981 release)

CBS 40-85178 (UK) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1981 release)

CBS 40-85178 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (mid-1980s release)

CBS 40-85178 (UK) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (mid-1980s release)

CBS 40-85178 (UK) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (mid-1980s release)

CBS 40-85178 (UK) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (mid-1980s release)

Columbia BNR 983 338 4 (UK) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1993 release)

Columbia BNR 983 338 4 (UK) - cassette Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1993 release)

Columbia BNR 983 338 4 (UK) - cassette Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1993 release)

The original CBS UK stereo cassette releases do not include The Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar. Both cassettes are light grey with black text, there are no paper labels. The first release from 1981 has the original UK LP front design with the album title in black, the mid-1980s release has the same cassette but the album title is now white.

The Columbia UK stereo cassette release in the "Collector Choice" series dated 1993 has the additional track The Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar as track 1 on Side 2. The album title is again white. The cassette insert is blank on the inside. The cassette is transparent grey with white text, there are no paper labels.

All the cassettes have Dolby Digital noise reduction.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Shot Of Love" - stereo vinyl LP release, CBS 85178 (NL), Aug 1981; Columbia 467839 1 (NL), 1991:


CBS 85178 (NL) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (1981 release)


CBS 85178 (NL) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1981 release)


CBS 85178 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1981 release)


CBS 85178 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1981 release - code missing from 1991 release)

CBS 85178 (NL) - inner sleeve front scan by Gerd Rundel (both releases)


CBS 85178 (NL) - inner sleeve rear scan by Gerd Rundel (both releases)


Columbia 467839 1 (NL) - front scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)

Columbia 467839 1 (NL) - rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)


Columbia 467839 1 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)


CBS 85178 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1981 release)


CBS 85178 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1981 release)


CBS 85178 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1981 release)


Columbia 467839 1 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)

Columbia 467839 1 (NL) - insert front scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)

Columbia 467839 1 (NL) - insert rear scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)

Columbia 467839 1 (NL) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)

Columbia 467839 1 (NL) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)

Columbia 467839 1 (NL) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)


Columbia 467839 1 (NL) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (1991 release)

This release uses the US front sleeve design and the record is in a stiff paper inner sleeve with musician details and credits. The 1981 record has orange/yellow CBS labels and Gerd's copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - 01-85178-A  F5, Side 2 - 01-85178-B  F1, also with “MASTERED BY CAPITOL” stamped in the vinyl on both sides (see the US Capitol test pressings above). The record of Sergio Mariano Romay's 1981 copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - 01-85178-A  F4, Side 2 - 01-85178-B  F5, again with “MASTERED BY CAPITOL” stamped in the vinyl on both sides.

The 1991 release is on the Columbia label with a new catalogue number. It has a barcode on the rear sleeve and a different copyright line at the bottom of the rear sleeve from that of the 1981 release. The record has red Columbia labels and comes with the same printed inner sleeve as the 1981 release. It also comes with “DYLAN ORIGINALS: 30 YEARS ON COLUMBIA” "NICE PRICE" 12" double-sided insert with illustrations of all Bob's albums. The copy shown has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 02 467839 20 1A1, Side 2 - 02 467839 20 1B1.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"Shot Of Love" - stereo cassette release, CBS 40-85178 (NL), Aug 1981:


CBS 40-85178 (NL) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara
This cassette release has a short card insert with the tracklisting on the inside. The cassette is light grey with black text printed directly on to it, there are no paper labels.
CBS 40-85178 (NL) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 40-85178 (NL) - cassette Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 40-85178 (NL) - cassette Side 2, scan by Manuel García Jara

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Shot Of Love" - stereo vinyl LP release, CBS 85178 (Italy), Sep 1981:


CBS 85178 (Italy) - front scan by Hans Seegers
The Italian release of CBS 85178 again has the same front sleeve as the US release. The record has orange/yellow CBS labels and the copy shown has written matrix numbers: Side 1 - CI 85178-1L 10-9-81 (pressing date 10 Sep 1981), Side 2 - CI 85178-2L 15-9-81 (pressing date 15 Sep 1981). Previous Dylan Italian releases were made by CBS Sugar, and the offset positioning of "MADE IN ITALY BY CBS" at the bottom of the record label looks as if "SUGAR" has been removed. (See the Italian releases of Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid, where the first release has "SUGAR" and the second doesn't.)

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


CBS 85178 (Italy) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 85178 (Italy) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 85178 (Italy) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 85178 (Italy) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 85178 (Italy) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

"Shot Of Love" - promo and commercial stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS S 85178 (Spain), 1981 (twice); special edition, CBS 59790 (Spain), 1981:

CBS S 85178 (Spain), 1981 (twice):


CBS S 85178 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and commercial releases)
The Spanish release of CBS S 85178 again has the same front sleeve as the US release. The sleeve and inner sleeve were printed in Spain by Offset ALG of Madrid, and the Discos CBS address shown is now Paseo de la Castellana 93, Madrid-16 (see Saved for the previous address). The record was also made in Spain. It had orange/yellow CBS labels and the matrix numbers of the copy shown are: Side 1 - 85178-A, Side 2 - 85178-B.

Lars M. Banke has a copy of the album in the same sleeve but where the text layout on the record labels to the right of the centre hole is different (see detail scans). The order of the copyright text lines is changed, and is the same as the text lines to the right of the centre hole on the record labels of the special edition below.

This was one of the very few Spanish Dylan releases where white label promo copies were issued. The promo release had exactly the same sleeve as the commercial release and the record had the same matrix numbers.


CBS S 85178 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and commercial releases)


CBS S 85178 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and commercial releases)

CBS S 85178 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (promo release)

CBS S 85178 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (promo release)

CBS S 85178 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo release)

CBS S 85178 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo release)

CBS S 85178 (Spain) - inner sleeve front scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and commercial releases)

CBS S 85178 (Spain) - inner sleeve rear scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and commercial releases)

CBS S 85178 (Spain) - detail of inner sleeve rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and commercial releases)

CBS S 85178 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release)

CBS S 85178 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release)

CBS S 85178 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release)

CBS S 85178 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release)

CBS S 85178 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Lars M Banke (alternate commercial release)

CBS S 85178 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M Banke (alternate commercial release - copyright text lines in different order)

CBS S 85178 (Spain) - Side 2 scan by Lars M Banke (alternate commercial release)


CBS S 85178 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and commercial releases)

CBS 59790 (Spain), 1981:


CBS 59790 (Spain) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

This album was also released in 1981 in a very rare special edition from the Spanish mail order company El Círculo de Lectores [The Book Club], based in Barcelona. It has a new catalogue number, 59790. The outer and inner sleeves were printed by Offset ALG, Madrid. On the front it has the "ESPECIAL" and the new catalogue number at top left, and the rear sleeve has "ESPECIAL" and the new catalogue number plus text "Edición especial para El Círculo de Lectores". The record has orange/yellow CBS labels with "ESPECIAL" above "BOB DYLAN" and the album title, as well as the new catalogue number. The text layout to the right of the centre hole is the same as the second commercial release above. The record matrix numbers of the copy shown are again: Side 1 - 85178-A, Side 2 - 85178-B.


CBS 59790 (Spain) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 59790 (Spain) - inner sleeve front scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 59790 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 59790 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 59790 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 59790 (Spain) - inner sleeve rear scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 59790 (Spain) - detail of inner sleeve rear, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 59790 (Spain) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 59790 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 59790 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS 59790 (Spain) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (copyright text lines in same order as second commercial release above)


CBS 59790 (Spain)
- Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

Manuel also has a copy of Shot Of Love made in Spain for export to Portugal with "SPA" (Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores) instead of "SGAE" on the record labels to the right of the centre hole - scans to be added.

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


"Shot Of Love" - stereo cassette release, CBS 40-85178 (Spain), Aug 1981:


CBS 40-85178 (Spain) - outside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara
This cassette release has a short card insert with the tracklisting on the inside. The cassette is light grey with orange text printed directly on to it, there are no paper labels.
CBS 40-85178 (Spain) - inside of cassette insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 40-85178 (Spain) - cassette Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 40-85178 (Spain) - cassette Side 2, scan by Manuel García Jara

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Shot Of Love" - stereo vinyl LP release, CBS 85178 (Greece), 1981:


CBS 85178 (Greece) - front photo by Fred T


CBS 85178 (Greece) - rear photo by Fred T


CBS 85178 (Greece) - detail of rear with Greek text, photo by Fred T


CBS 85178 (Greece) - Side 1 photo by Fred T


CBS 85178 (Greece) - Side 2 photo by Fred T

This rare album has the same front sleeve as the US release and the same inner sleeve as the UK release, shown above. There is Greek text on the rear sleeve. The record was made in Greece and has orange/yellow CBS labels.

Thanks to Fred T for information and photos.


"Shot Of Love" - stereo vinyl LP release, CBS/Suzy 85178 (Yugoslavia), 1981 (two variants), re-released 1982:


CBS/Suzy 85178 (Yugoslavia) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1981 release)

CBS/Suzy 85178 (Yugoslavia) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1981 release)

CBS/Suzy 85178 (Yugoslavia) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1981 release, 1982 release is the same)

CBS/Suzy 85178 (Yugoslavia) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1981 release)


CBS/Suzy 85178 (Yugoslavia) - front scan by Lars M. Banke (1982 release)


CBS/Suzy 85178 (Yugoslavia) - detail of front, scan by Lars M. Banke (1982 release)

CBS/Suzy 85178 (Yugoslavia) - rear scan by Lars M. Banke (1982 release)

CBS/Suzy 85178 (Yugoslavia) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (1981 release)

CBS/Suzy 85178 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1981 releases)

CBS/Suzy 85178 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (1981 release - dated "1981", album title below centre hole)

CBS/Suzy 85178 (Yugoslavia) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1981 release)


CBS/Suzy 85178 (Yugoslavia) - detail of rear, scan by Lars M. Banke (1982 release)


CBS/Suzy 85178 (Yugoslavia) - detail of spine, scan by Lars M. Banke (1982 release - damaged, but no misspelling)

CBS/Suzy 85178 (Yugoslavia) - Side 1 scan by Ronald Born (alternate 1981 release)

CBS/Suzy 85178 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Ronald Born (alternate 1981 release - same as 1981 release except text to left of centre hole missing)

CBS/Suzy 85178 (Yugoslavia) - Side 2 scan by Ronald Born (alternate 1981 release)

CBS/Suzy 85178 (Yugoslavia) - Side 1 scan by Lars M. Banke (1982 release)

CBS/Suzy 85178 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (1982 release - dated "1982", pressed by Jugoton)

CBS/Suzy 85178 (Yugoslavia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Lars M. Banke (1982 release - album title above centre hole)

CBS/Suzy 85178 (Yugoslavia) - Side 2 scan by Lars M. Banke (1982 release)


CBS/Suzy 85178 (Yugoslavia) - Spine scan by Manuel García Jara (1981 release - "Short Of Love", alternate 1981 release and 1982 releases are correct)

This album was manufactured in Yugoslavia for CBS Records by Suzy Records of Zagreb (now in Croatia). The front sleeve is the same as the US album with white title text. The 1981 record has orange/yellow CBS labels dated 1981. The spine of Manuel's 1981 copy has a misprint - "Short Of Love"! Ronald Born has a 1981 copy where the text "STEREO" and "33 RPM" is missing to the left of the centre hole on both labels. The spine of this copy is correct.

The 1982 copy shown has slightly different Yugoslav text at centre bottom of the rear sleeve. There is also a number written in blue marker pen on the front sleeve, but this may just be a record store or collector's marking. The labels are dated "1982" and the album title is printed above the centre hole plus other minor differences. The record was now pressed by Jugoton, also of Zagreb. Unfortunately the spine of the 1982 copy is damaged, but there appears to be no misspelling of the album title. The record comes in the standard inner sleeve. The record of the 1982 copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - ULP 983 A SB 19 4 82, Side 1 - ULP 983 AB SB 19 4 82 (19 Apr 1982 must be the pressing date)

Thanks to Manuel García Jara, Lars M. Banke and Ronald Born for information and scans.


"Shot Of Love" - promo and commercial stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS SBP 237650 (Australia), Aug 1981:


CBS SBP 237650 (Australia) - front
The front sleeve is the same as the US album with white title text. It has the same inner sleeve as the UK release above. The promo release has a stamp on the rear sleeve and white promo CBS labels. The commercial record has orange/yellow CBS labels. This was the first Australian Dylan album to be released with songs credited to "Chappell", previously albums had songs credited to "Allans" or "Albert".

Thanks to Stuart Moore for information and scans.

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CBS SBP 237650 (Australia) - rear with promo stamp, scan by Stuart Moore

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CBS SBP 237650 (Australia) - detail of rear, scan by Stuart Moore

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CBS SBP 237650 (Australia) - detail of inner sleeve with catalogue number, scan by Stuart Moore
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CBS SBP 237650 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (promo release)
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CBS SBP 237650 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (promo release)

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CBS SBP 237650 (Australia) - Side 1 scan by Stuart Moore (commercial release)

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CBS SBP 237650 (Australia) - Side 2 scan by Stuart Moore (commercial release)

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CBS SBP 237650 (Australia) - detail of rear with promo stamp, scan by Stuart Moore

"Shot Of Love" - stereo cassette release, CBS PC 7650 (Australia), Aug 1981:


CBS PC 7650 (Australia) - outside of insert, scan by Stuart Moore
This release has minimal artwork with just a crop of the front sleeve and track titles. The cassette has a white case and pink CBS paper labels.

Thanks to Stuart Moore for information and scans


CBS PC 7650 (Australia) - inside of insert, scan by Stuart Moore


CBS PC 7650 (Australia) - cassette Side 1, scan by Stuart Moore


CBS PC 7650 (Australia) - cassette Side 2, scan by Stuart Moore

"Shot Of Love" - promo and commercial stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS SBP 237650 (New Zealand), Aug 1981:


CBS SBP 237650 (New Zealand) - front scan by Bill Hester
This release has the same catalogue number as the Australian release and it appears that it uses the Australian sleeve and inner sleeve. The record itself was made in New Zealand.

Thanks to Bill Hester for information and scans.


CBS SBP 237650 (New Zealand) - rear scan by Bill Hester

CBS SBP 237650 (New Zealand) - detail of rear, scan by Bill Hester

CBS SBP 237650 (New Zealand) - detail of rear, scan by Bill Hester

CBS SBP 237650 (New Zealand) - inner sleeve front, scan by Bill Hester

CBS SBP 237650 (New Zealand) - inner sleeve rear, scan by Bill Hester

CBS SBP 237650 (New Zealand) - detail of inner sleeve rear, scan by Bill Hester

CBS SBP 237650 (New Zealand) - Side 1 scan by Bill Hester

CBS SBP 237650 (New Zealand) - detail of Side 1, scan by Bill Hester

CBS SBP 237650 (New Zealand) - Side 2 scan by Bill Hester

"Shot Of Love" - stereo vinyl LP, CBS DNW 2658 (South Africa), Aug 1981, re-released mid 1980s:


CBS DNW 2658 (South Africa)
- front scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)
This album was marketed and distributed in South Africa for CBS Records by the Gramophone Record Co. (part of EMI). The sleeve was printed in South Africa by Interpak. On the 1981 release the CBS catalogue number and other details are printed in white and hardly visible on the rear sleeve.

It has the standard inner sleeve with song details, musician and other credits on both sides. The 1981 record has orange/yellow CBS labels and the 1981 copy shown has matrix numbers: Side 1 - AL-37596  DNW-2658, Side 2 - BL-37596  DNW-2658. ("A/BL 37596" is incorrect, it should be "A/BL 37496".)


CBS DNW 2658 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases - printer details)


CBS DNW 2658 (South Africa) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (1981 release)


CBS DNW 2658 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (1981 release - catalogue number etc. hardly visible)

CBS DNW 2658 (South Africa) - rear scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (mid 1980s release)

CBS DNW 2658 (South Africa) - detail of rear, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (mid 1980s release - catalogue number etc. now clearly visible))

CBS DNW 2658 (South Africa) - inner sleeve front scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

CBS DNW 2658 (South Africa) - inner sleeve rear scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

CBS DNW 2658 (South Africa) - detail of inner sleeve rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

CBS DNW 2658 (South Africa) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

CBS DNW 2658 (South Africa) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

CBS DNW 2658 (South Africa) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (1981 release)

CBS DNW 2658 (South Africa) - Side 2 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (mid 1980s release - circumference text missing)

Sergio Mariano Romay has a later copy with an improved rear sleeve where the CBS catalogue number and other details at rear top right are now easily readable. The CBS logo and catalogue number are printed entirely on the blue top strip, and the other details are now printed in black. The Side 1 record label is the same as for the 1981 release, but the circumference text is missing on the Side 2 label. This may be a printing error specific to this copy. The record of the copy shown has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - AL 37496  DNW 2658 (on one line), Side 2 - BL 37496  DNW 2658 (on two lines). These matrix numbers are now correct.

I have no information as yet about a Zimbabwe release.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara and Sergio Mariano Romay for information and scans.


"Shot Of Love" - promo and commercial stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Japan), 1 Sep 1981:

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CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Japan) - promo LP front with obi, scan by Hans Seegers (promo and commercial releases)
This album has a 6-page fold-out booklet with lyrics. It has a black/yellow obi with price ¥2.500. The front sleeve is the same as the US album with white title text. The back of the obi shows the four previous Dylan albums.
CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Japan) - promo leaflet front, scan by Wil Gielen

CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Japan) - promo leaflet inside page, scan by Wil Gielen

CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Japan) - promo leaflet inside page, scan by Wil Gielen

CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Japan) - promo leaflet rear, scan by Wil Gielen
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CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Japan) - rear with obi and "Sample" sticker, scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Japan) - detail of rear with "Sample" sticker, scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)

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CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Japan) - rear with obi, scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Japan) - insert front scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and commercial releases)

CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Japan) - detail of insert front, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and commercial releases)

CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Japan) - insert rear scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and commercial releases)

CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Japan) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release)


CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Japan) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release)


CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Japan) - inner sleeve front scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and commercial releases)

CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Japan) - inner sleeve rear scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and commercial releases)

CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Japan) - detail of inner sleeve rear scan by Manuel García Jara (promo and commercial releases)

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CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Japan) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara (promo release)

CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Japan) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release)

CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Japan) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara (commercial release)
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CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Japan) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

The record has red CBS/Sony labels with yellow "CBS/Sony" logos in a ring around the circumference. The promo album is distinguished by a white "Sample" sticker on the rear sleeve, and by the labels, which have a promo stamp with three Japanese characters indicating "SAMPLE" to the right of the centre hole above "Side A" or "Side B". Thanks to Wil Gielen for scans of a 4-page leaflet in Japanese and English accompanying his promo copy. The record comes in the usual inner sleeve with credits in English.

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


"Shot Of Love" - stereo vinyl LP release, CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Hong Kong), 1981:


CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Hong Kong) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
This release was made in Hong Kong. The sleeve is made of heavy cardboard: the front design is printed on the sleeve, but the rear is a sheet of printed paper pasted on to it. This rear is almost identical to that of the Japanese commercial release except for the Hong Kong details on the left just above the roses; it even has the Japanese text at bottom right. The album also includes a single-sided insert with lyrics in English and the same inner sleeve with credits as in the Japanese release.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Hong Kong) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Hong Kong) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (same as Japanese release above)

CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Hong Kong) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (details unique to Hong Kong)

CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Hong Kong) - insert scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Hong Kong) - detail of insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Hong Kong) - inner sleeve front scan by Manuel García Jara (same as Japanese release above)

CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Hong Kong) - inner sleeve rear scan by Manuel García Jara (same as Japanese release above)

CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Hong Kong) - detail of inner sleeve rear scan by Manuel García Jara (same as Japanese release above)

CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Hong Kong) - Side 1 scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Hong Kong) - detail of Side 1, scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS/Sony 25AP 2105 (Hong Kong) - Side 2 scan by Manuel García Jara

"Shot Of Love" - stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS/Sony LP-1544 (Philippines), 1981:


CBS/Sony LP-1544 (Philippines) - front scan by Hans Seegers
These rare releases were manufactured in the Philippines for CBS/Sony Japan by Blackgold Records. The front design uses the US-style design with white text and a small "BOB DYLAN". The sleeve of Hans Seegers' copy shown is still in the shrink wrap. Hans' record has red CBS/Sony Masterworks labels with a ring of logos round the circumference. Gerd Rundel's copy has the same sleeve but the record has completely different labels:
  • “MASTERWORKS” is missing from the top of the labels

  • the song titles are left-aligned instead of being centred

  • “EVERY GRAIN OF SAND” is misspelled “EVERYGRAIN OF SAND” on Side 2

  • Side 2 has only one song listed above centre hole and “TROUBLE” is listed as “T R O U B L E”

The record of Gerd's copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - LP-969-A, Side 2 - LP-969-B.

Thanks to Klaus Eklund for information and to Hans Seegers and Gerd Rundel for further information and scans.


CBS/Sony LP-1544 (Philippines) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

CBS/Sony LP-1544 (Philippines) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS/Sony LP-1544 (Philippines) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel


CBS/Sony LP-1544 (Philippines) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

CBS/Sony LP-1544 (Philippines) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers ("MASTERWORKS" release)

CBS/Sony LP-1544 (Philippines) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers ("MASTERWORKS" release)

CBS/Sony LP-1544 (Philippines) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers ("MASTERWORKS" release)

CBS/Sony LP-1544 (Philippines) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers ("MASTERWORKS" release)


CBS/Sony LP-1544 (Philippines) - detail of Side 2, scan by Hans Seegers ("MASTERWORKS" release)


CBS/Sony LP-1544 (Philippines) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (regular release)

CBS/Sony LP-1544 (Philippines) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel (regular release)

CBS/Sony LP-1544 (Philippines) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel (regular release)

CBS/Sony LP-1544 (Philippines) - detail of Side 2, scan by Gerd Rundel (regular release)

"Shot Of Love" - promo stereo vinyl LP release, CBS/Sony KJPL-0257 (South Korea), 1981:

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CBS/Sony KJPL-0257 (South Korea) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

CBS/Sony KJPL-0257 (South Korea) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (Japanese information)
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CBS/Sony KJPL-0257 (South Korea) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers

CBS/Sony KJPL-0257 (South Korea) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers
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CBS/Sony KJPL-0257 (South Korea) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS/Sony KJPL-0257 (South Korea) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers

This rare album was made by Jigu Records in South Korea and has the standard US front. On the rear sleeve the song titles are translated into Korean. The rear sleeve credits still have the Japanese information. The record of this copy has white promo CBS/Sony labels, but commercial copies must also have been released.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"Shot Of Love" - stereo vinyl LP release, CBS CLS-5378 (Mexico), 1981:


CBS CLS-5378 (Mexico) - front scan by Tom Willems

CBS CLS-5378 (Mexico) - detail of front, scan by Tom Willems

CBS CLS-5378 (Mexico) - rear scan by Tom Willems

CBS CLS-5378 (Mexico) - Side 1 scan by Tom Willems

CBS CLS-5378 (Mexico) - detail of Side 1, scan by Tom Willems

CBS CLS-5378 (Mexico) - Side 2 scan by Tom Willems


CBS CLS-5378 (Mexico) - detail of front, rear by Tom Willems

This album was made in Mexico and uses the US front sleeve. The record has red/orange CBS labels with song titles in Spanish and English. Watered-Down Love is translated correctly as "Amor Diliudo" (see the Argentinean album below).

Thanks to Tom Willems for information and scans.


"Shot Of Love" - stereo vinyl LP release with alternate rear sleeve, Discos CBS 138.507 (Brazil), 1981:

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Discos CBS 138.507 (Brazil), front sleeve - scan by Hans Seegers
The front sleeve is the same as the US album with white title text, but the rear sleeve has the picture of the Cadillac car! The car is the original design for the rear album sleeve with lettering reported to be by Clydie King. It was withdrawn at the last minute to be replaced by the design with Bob contemplating a rose (see above), but for some reason the first pressings of Shot Of Love by CBS Brazil went out with the rejected design. This is a much sought-after variant.

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Discos CBS 138.507 (Brazil), rear sleeve - scan by Hans Seegers


Discos CBS 138.507 (Brazil) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel


Discos CBS 138.507 (Brazil) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel


Discos CBS 138.507 (Brazil) - inner sleeve front scan by Gerd Rundel


Discos CBS 138.507 (Brazil) - inner sleeve rear scan by Gerd Rundel

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Discos CBS 138.507 (Brazil) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


Discos CBS 138.507 (Brazil) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers


Discos CBS 138.507 (Brazil) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel

Jim Siddy points out that the sleeve does not have a flattened spine, and therefore there is no album title or other text on the spine. There is also an inner sleeve, which has a slight cut-out at centre front to make removal of the record easier. The record has orange/yellow Discos CBS labels. Both the sleeve and the record were made in Brazil. Gerd Rundel's copy has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - 138507-A, Side 2 - 138507-B.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Gerd Rundel and Jim Siddy for information and scans.


"Shot Of Love" - promo and commercial stereo vinyl LP releases, Columbia 20.251 (Argentina), 1981:

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Columbia 20.251 (Argentina) - front photo by Sergio Magnacca
The promo release of this album has a sticker on the back which says "Disco para demostración- venta prohibida" or "Record for demonstration- sale prohibited". This text is also repeated on the record labels above the album title. The song titles and credits are translated into Spanish on the rear sleeve and record labels (now changed from CBS to Columbia). Amusingly, Watered-Down Love is mistranslated as "Amor Submarino" (or "Underwater Love")! The correct translation of "watered-down" is "diluido" (diluted) as on the Mexican Side 1 label above. The Argentinean 7" single release with Dead Man, Dead Man as the A-side and Watered-Down Love as the B-side, Discos CBS DEP 200, has the same mistake. The matrix numbers of both copies shown are: Side 1 - AL 37496, Side 2 -BL 37496. The commercial release of the album is identical but without the promo sticker on the sleeve and printed text on the record labels.

Thanks to Sergio Magnacca for information and photos, further thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.

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Columbia 20.251 (Argentina) - rear photo by Sergio Magnacca


Columbia 20.251 (Argentina) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)

Columbia 20.251 (Argentina) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


Columbia 20.251 (Argentina) - detail of rear sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


Columbia 20.251 (Argentina) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)

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Columbia 20.251 (Argentina) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

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Columbia 20.251 (Argentina) - Side 2 photo by Sergio Magnacca (commercial release)

"Shot Of Love" - stereo cassette releases, Columbia 60.251 (Argentina), 1981, re-released late 1980s:


Columbia 60.251 (Argentina) -outside of cassette insert, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1981 release)
These two cassette releases from Argentina have exactly the same folded card insert, blank on the inside. Both inserts have the Dolby noise reduction system name and logo, even though the 1981 cassette does not have noise reduction. The 1981 cassette is grey with orange/white Columbia labels with the song titles in Spanish only. The cassette case is sealed, so cannot be opened.

The late 1980s cassette now has Dolby noise reduction. The cassette is light grey with orange text printed directly on to it, there are no paper labels. The song titles are again in Spanish only. This time the case can be opened, as there are four screws on Side 1.

Thanks to Sergio Mariano Romay for information and scans.


Columbia 60.251 (Argentina) -cassette Side 1 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1981 release)

Columbia 60.251 (Argentina) -cassette Side 2 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (1981 release)

Columbia 60.251 (Argentina) -outside of cassette insert, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (late 1980s release)

Columbia 60.251 (Argentina) -cassette Side 1 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (late 1980s release)

Columbia 60.251 (Argentina) -cassette Side 2 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (late 1980s release)

"Shot Of Love" - promo and commercial stereo vinyl LP releases, CBS 14-1521 (Colombia), late 1981:


CBS 14-1521 (Colombia) - front scan by Hans Seegers
This album has the standard front sleeve with white text. Part of the rear sleeve of a promo copy is shown with the CBS catalogue number and what looks like printed promo text next to Bob's head. The promo record has orange/yellow CBS labels with a promo stamp on each side.

Sergio Mariano Romay has a commercial copy of the album. The record is in a transparent plastic bag and has handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - COLOMBIA  141521  A   5-XI-81, Side 2 - COLOMBIA  141521  B   5-XI-81. ("5-XI-81" is the pressing date, 5 Nov 1981.)

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and Sergio Mariano Romay and scans.


CBS 14-1521 (Colombia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (promo and commercial copies)


CBS 14-1521 (Colombia) - detail of rear with promo text, scan by Hans Seegers (promo copy)


CBS 14-1521 (Colombia) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers (promo copy)


CBS 14-1521 (Colombia) - detail of Side 1, scan by Hans Seegers (promo copy)


CBS 14-1521 (Colombia) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 14-1521 (Colombia) - Side 1 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (commercial copy)


CBS 14-1521 (Colombia) - Side 2 scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (commercial copy)

CD Releases


"Shot Of Love" - CD releases, Columbia CK 37496 (USA/Canada), late 1980s, re-released 1990s:

Columbia CK 37496 (USA), late 1980s, re-released 1990s:

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Columbia CK 37496 (USA) - front scan by Gil Lamont (1980s release)
As far as I know the 1990s releases are still on sale in the USA and Canada. All CD versions of this album have The Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar as track 6. The front insert is a single folded card.

The 1990s CD release has a different barcode on the rear insert and different copyright text at the bottom of the CD. The 1990s CD also has "DIDP 07522" to the right of the centre hole underneath the catalogue number, missing on the 1980s CD. Both CDs have the inverted triangle to the left of the centre hole, introduced on records, cassettes and CD with Biograph in 1985.


Columbia CK 37496 (USA) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1990s release)

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Columbia CK 37496 (USA) - rear insert scan by Gil Lamont (1980s release)

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Columbia CK 37496 (USA) - outside of front insert, scan by Gil Lamont (1980s release)

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Columbia CK 37496 (USA) - inside of front insert, scan by Gil Lamont (1980s release)


Columbia CK 37496 (USA) - detail of rear insert, scan by Gil Lamont (1980s release)

Columbia CK 37496 (USA) - rear insert scan by Manuel García Jara (1990s release)


Columbia CK 37496 (USA) - outside of front insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1990s release)


Columbia CK 37496 (USA) - inside of front insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1990s release)


Columbia CK 37496 (USA) - detail of rear insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (1990s release)

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Columbia CK 37496 (USA) - CD scan by Gil Lamont (1980s release)


Columbia CK 37496 (USA) - detail of CD, scan by Gil Lamont (1980s release)

Columbia CK 37496 (USA) - detail of CD, scan by Gil Lamont (1980s release)

Columbia CK 37496 (USA) - CD scan by Manuel García Jara (1990s release)

Columbia CK 37496 (USA) - detail of CD, scan by Manuel García Jara (1990s release)

Columbia CK 37496 (USA) - detail of CD, scan by Manuel García Jara (1990s release)

Columbia CK 37496 (Canada), late 1980s, re-released 1990s:


Columbia CK 37496 (Canada) - front scan by Jack Guerreiro
Moise Potié's later Canadian copy has the same artwork as Jack's but a slightly different CD with the differences shown. The inside of the front insert is the same as the European release Columbia 467839 2 below with just one line of text at bottom right.

The 1990s Canadian CD also has "DIDP 07522" to the right of the centre hole underneath the catalogue number, missing on the 1980s CD.


Columbia CK 37496 (Canada) - outside of front insert, scan by Moise Potié (no text at bottom left)


Columbia CK 37496 (Canada) - rear scan by Jack Guerreiro


Columbia CK 37496 (Canada) - CD scan by Jack Guerreiro (1980s release)


Columbia CK 37496 (Canada) - detail of CD, scan by Jack Guerreiro (1980s release)


Columbia CK 37496 (Canada) - detail of CD, scan by Jack Guerreiro (1980s release)


Columbia CK 37496 (Canada) - CD scan by Moise Potié (1990s release)


Columbia CK 37496 (Canada) - detail of CD, scan by Moise Potié (1990s release)


Columbia CK 37496 (Canada) - detail of CD, scan by Moise Potié (1990s release)

Thanks to Gil Lamont, Jack Guerreiro, Moise Potié and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Shot Of Love" - CD release, Sony Records SRCS 6171 (Japan), 1 Dec 1991:


Sony Records SRCS 6171 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Wil Gielen

This later mid-priced CD is as far as I know the only CD release of this album in Japan. It has a black, red, white, blue and yellow obi in the "NICE PRICE LINE 15" series with price ¥1,800 and date "91-12-1". There is a folded front insert and a second insert which opens out (not shown).

Thanks to Wil Gielen for information and scans.


Sony Records SRCS 6171 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Wil Gielen


Sony Records SRCS 6171 (Japan) - obi scan by Wil Gielen

Sony Records SRCS 6171 (Japan) - front scan by Wil Gielen


Sony Records SRCS 6171 (Japan) - CD scan by Wil Gielen


"Shot Of Love" - CD releases, Columbia 467839 2 (Europe), 1990s; Columbia COL 474689-2 (Europe), 2002:


Columbia 467839 2 (Europe) - front scan by
Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (1990s release)


Columbia 467839 2 (Europe) - outside of unfolded front insert, scan by
Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (1990s release with tracklist)


Columbia 467839 2 (Europe) - inside of front insert, scan by
Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (1990s release with mastering information)


Columbia 467839 2 (Europe) - "Nice Price" sticker, scan by
Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (1990s release)
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Columbia COL 474689-2 (Europe) - front scan by Hans Seegers (2002 release)


Columbia COL 474689-2 (Europe) - outside of unfolded front insert, scan by Hans Seegers (2002 release without tracklist)


Columbia COL 474689-2 (Europe) - rear insert scan by Hans Seegers (2002 release)


Columbia 467839 2 (Europe) - rear insert scan by
Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (1990s release)


Columbia 467839 2 (Europe) - CD scan by
Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen (1990s release, one song above centre hole)

Columbia COL 474689-2 (Europe) - rear insert (my copy) (2002 release)

Columbia COL 474689-2 (Europe) - outside of unfolded front insert (my copy) (2002 release without tracklist)


Columbia COL 474689-2 (Europe) - inside of front insert (my copy) (2002 release without mastering information)


Columbia COL 474689-2 (Europe) - CD scan by Hans Seegers (2002 release, three songs above centre hole)

These CD releases were made in Austria for the European market. The 1990s release, Columbia 467839 2, has a "Nice Price" sticker on the front of the jewel case and some differences from the current CD:

The tracklist is repeated on the reverse of the front insert.
On the inside of the front insert it has "Mastered for compact disc by Vic Anesini of CBS Records Studio N.Y."
Only one song is listed above the centre hole on the CD itself.

The current CD release, Columbia COL 474689-2, has been on sale since 2002. On Hans Seegers' copy of this album the front sleeve has a very strange colour balance (it's not a negative image or the album title would be black). Compare it to the US and Canadian CD releases above. The insert for my copy has the expected colours!

Thanks to Rene Kejlskov Jørgensen and Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"Shot Of Love" - CD release, Columbia CK 37496 (Australia), 1990s (two releases):


Columbia CK 37496 (Australia) - front scan by Stuart Moore (first release)
Stuart Moore's copy was the first release on sale in Australia - it looks exactly the same as the US release and there's no mention of Australia on the inserts or the CD. Compared with the US CD, this CD has the "DIDP" information under the "CK 27496" to the right of the centre hole and extra text at the bottom of the disc outside the black rings. The "DIDP" number (Digital Identification Popular) is a code used by Sony DADC (Digital Audio Disc Corporation) on CDs pressed in Terre Haute, IN, or one of their other CD plants in the USA, from 1983 onwards (Classical CDs had "DIDC"). Keith Schweiger's copy is a later release with a new red CD design that does mention Australia. The inserts look identical apart from colour shading.

Thanks to Stuart Moore for information and scans.


Columbia CK 37496 (Australia) - front scan by Keith Schweiger (second release)

Columbia CK 37496 (Australia) - rear insert scan by Stuart Moore (first release)

Columbia CK 37496 (Australia) - outside of unfolded front insert, scan by Stuart Moore (first release)

Columbia CK 37496 (Australia) - inside of unfolded front insert, scan by Stuart Moore (first release)

Columbia CK 37496 (Australia) - CD scan by Stuart Moore (first release)

Columbia CK 37496 (Australia) - rear insert scan by Keith Schweiger (second release)

Columbia CK 37496 (Australia) - outside of unfolded front insert, scan by Keith Schweiger (second release)

Columbia CK 37496 (Australia) - inside of unfolded front insert, scan by Keith Schweiger (second release)

Columbia CK 37496 (Australia) - CD scan by Keith Schweiger (second release)

"Shot Of Love" - CD release, Columbia CDCOL 5339 S (South Africa), 1997:


Columbia CDCOL 5339 S (South Africa) - front scan by Keith Schweiger
This release has a folded card as the front insert. The CD was made in R.S.A. (Republic of South Africa) and is dated 1997. It was manufactured and distributed on behalf of Columbia by the Gallo Record Company.

Thanks to Keith Schweiger for information and scans.


Columbia CDCOL 5339 S (South Africa) - reverse of front insert, scan by Keith Schweiger


Columbia CDCOL 5339 S (South Africa) - inside of unfolded front insert, scan by Keith Schweiger


Columbia CDCOL 5339 S (South Africa) - rear insert scan by Keith Schweiger


Columbia CDCOL 5339 S (South Africa) - CD scan by Keith Schweiger


Columbia CDCOL 5339 S (South Africa) - detail of CD, scan by Keith Schweiger

"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 88691924312JK24 (USA)/Europe) - front of card sleeve (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312D28 (USA) - CD28 (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312D28 (USA) - detail of CD28

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

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312JK24 (USA)/Europe) - rear of card sleeve (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312-28 (Europe) - CD28 scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312-28 (Europe) - detail of CD28, 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 "88691924312JK24" plus "DISC 28". The CD includes The Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar, added in the mid-1980s, although the rear sleeve is the original 1981 design, so it isn't listed on Side 2. The CDs are different in detail, the US Shot of Love CD has catalogue number "88691924312D28", whereas the European CD has catalogue number "88691924312-28". 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.


Sony Music SICP 30572 (Japan) - front with obi, picture from CD Japan web-site
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 printed inner sleeves and "SONY MUSIC" instead of "COLUMBIA" on the discs. Bob's 1980s albums from Saved to Oh Mercy will be released in Japan on 27 Aug 2014 in card sleeves as Blu-Spec CD2 discs numbered Sony Music SICP 30571 to SICP 30579. The 2013 remastered Shot of Love is SICP 30572, more details will be added when available.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Original Album Classics - The 80s" - 5CD set in slipcase, Columbia/Legacy 88843024172 (USA), 18 Feb 2014; Sony Music/Columbia/Legacy 88843045252 (Europe/Australia), 14 Apr 2014:


Columbia/Legacy 88843024172 (USA) - front of slipcase, picture from amazon.com
Includes: Shot Of Love, Infidels, Real Live, Dylan & The Dead and Oh Mercy.

The five CDs are housed in a cardboard slipcase and each album is in a card sleeve similar to those in The Complete Album Collection Vol. One above, but without title or catalogue numbers on the spines. The European version, also sold in Australia and New Zealand, has a different catalogue number and artwork. The slipcase and discs of Stuart Moore's copy were made in Australia.

Thanks to Tim Dunn, Fred Muller and Stuart Moore for information and scans.


Sony Music/ Columbia/Legacy 88843045252 (Europe/Australia) - front of slipcase, picture from amazon.co.uk

Sony Music/ Columbia/Legacy 88843045252 (Europe) - rear of slipcase, picture from amazon.co.uk

Sony Music/ Columbia/Legacy 88843045252 (Australia) - rear of slipcase, scan by Stuart Moore

Sony Music/Columbia/Legacy 88843045252 (Australia) - front of card sleeve for CD1, scan by Stuart Moore

Sony Music/ Columbia/Legacy 88843045252 (Australia) - rear of card sleeve for CD1, scan by Stuart Moore

Sony Music/ Columbia/Legacy 88843045252 (Australia) - CD1 scan by Stuart Moore

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